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monkey13

"We're trying to figure out exactly what he's doing that's so good. How does he pull out that fast qualifying lap every time? We think it's driver skill. There's no trickery on the cars, he just gets more out of it than we do."

I'm not exactly sure that it is. Too many races ended with Red Bull taking the most points, followed by McLaren and then Ferrari for it to just be that Vettel is best.

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+Frank B.

Adrian Sutil given suspended sentence over incident involving Lotus' Eric Lux

Adrian Sutil has been given an 18-month suspended sentence after being found guilty of bodily harm against Lotus team co-owner Eric Lux.

On the second day of proceedings in Munich, Sutil was convicted of causing neck injuries to Lux with a champagne glass following a fight in a nightclub after last year's Chinese Grand Prix.

Sutil said he never intended to hurt Lux and told the court on Monday that he had done everything possible to try and bring the matter to a close. However, Lux made it clear that he had never received the face-to-face apology that he had been after.

The conviction will be a blow to Sutil's hopes of returning to Formula 1 in the future, with the German having lost his drive at Force India to Nico Hulkenberg for this season.

Source: Autosport

There goes Adrian Sutil's F1 career.

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+Frank B.

The McLaren MP4-27:

mclaren_mp4_27_2012-470x313.jpg

More and better pictures to follow.

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monkey13

Just watching this now. lol at the Button sales charm. "Look at this beautiful car"

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TheLegendOfMart

Im so happy the MP4-27 doesnt have that hideous stepped nose. I can has road version pleze?

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ybrett23

well she does look good, although they havnt announced the "controversial changes"

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monkey13

My guess would be that it is all aerodynamics stuff. it certainly looks like there might be some interesting things going on on the plinth. Bit tricky to see though.

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+Frank B.
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ybrett23

My guess would be that it is all aerodynamics stuff. it certainly looks like there might be some interesting things going on on the plinth. Bit tricky to see though.

i agree cant really see much at all

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+Frank B.
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monkey13

Don't know if it is an angle/photo thing but that nose looks much lower than the Caterham one.

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+Frank B.
mclaren_26_side_comparison.jpg
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ybrett23

great comparison pic :D

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Just a few more pics

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monkey13

Well if you could win on looks McLaren have it in the bag.

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ybrett23

mclaren_26_top_comparison_1.jpgmclaren_mp4-27_side_3.jpg

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i think that will do for the pics of the beast

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monkey13

Bit evasive on exhaust blowing there. I know they won't want to tell the other teams exactly what they are up to but sounds like there may be some "interpretation" of the rules there.

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Lingwo

I like Hamiltons little joke about the mirrors

"We've changed the wing mirrors a little bit, so hopefully we'll be able to see a lot better, Felipe will be very happy with that"

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ybrett23

I like Hamiltons little joke about the mirrors

"We've changed the wing mirrors a little bit, so hopefully we'll be able to see a lot better, Felipe will be very happy with that"

yer it made me chuckle too :woot:

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monkey13

I like Hamiltons little joke about the mirrors

"We've changed the wing mirrors a little bit, so hopefully we'll be able to see a lot better, Felipe will be very happy with that"

Also when the guy asked about the change in the rules for blocking overtaking. When Hamilton mentioned Schumacher not liking that Button was trying not to laugh.

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ybrett23

yup , now just gotta wait 45 DAYS, 17 HOURS, 12 MINUTES AND 37 SECONDS BEFORE THE AUSTRALIAN GP

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simonlang

gotta say i love the new mclaren. especially the front-view looks amazing. :D

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+Frank B.

Next car launch to look forward to: The Ferrari F2012 on Friday.

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mps69

Some more information what's going to be on Sky's F1 Channel.

Personally I think this is a good thing

GP2 and GP3 series live on on Sky Sports F1 HD

Sky Sports viewers will get a glimpse into the future of motorsport with live coverage of the GP2 and GP3 series on Sky Sports F1 HD.

Coverage will complement the Formula 1 programming on the channel, offering UK and Irish motor racing fans even more racing. Subscribers can also watch online or on tablet and mobile devices with Sky Go at no extra charge.

Sky Sports F1 HD?s weekly magazine show, presented by Georgie Thompson and Ted Kravitz, will also provide coverage, analysis and discussion of the races which follow the Formula 1 World Championship across the world to the likes of Monaco, Monza, Silverstone, Spa and Singapore.

Executive Producer Martin Turner told today@sky: ?We are delighted to be showing GP2 and GP3 live on Sky Sports F1 HD. There are six former GP2 champions in Formula 1 this season, including Lewis Hamilton and last year?s winner Romain Grosjean. The series promises nail-biting and fascinating racing and we?ll track gifted drivers through the ranks as they aim for Formula 1.?

Like Formula 1, GP2 and GP3 cars are single seaters. The two series share constructors, engine manufacturers and tyre suppliers, although GP2 cars are bigger and faster, with larger, more powerful engines. GP3 is seen as a feeder series to GP2, generating exciting wheel-to-wheel racing. Last season?s GP3 champion Valtteri Bottas is currently a Williams F1 test driver.

The 12-round 2012 GP2 series will begin in Malaysia on 23?25 March and follows a global circuit through 10 countries. Sky Sports F1 HD will show the two races per weekend; a feature race and a shorter sprint race.

Current GP2 series team champions Barwa Addax will be looking to retain their title with two new drivers starting on the grid in the 2012 season. With 2011 GP2 Drivers champion Romain Grosjean moving to Formula 1 in 2012 to race alongside Kimi Raikonnen for Lotus team, the 13 teams and 26 drivers will battle to find a new champion this season.

The GP3 series circuit moves around European race tracks in eight rounds, and ten teams will race both feature and sprint races on consecutive days. This coming 2012 season, the team behind the newly-named Lotus GP will be looking to make it three out of three seasons at the top of both the driver and team podiums and emerge double champions yet again.

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