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Old October 12 2014, 12:00 PM   #121
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Re: F1 2014 Championship Thread

Somewhat overshadowed by the above events, but worth reporting:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/29501069

Former Formula 1 driver Andrea De Cesaris has died at the age of 55.

The Italian was killed in a motorbike accident in Rome, the official F1 website confirmed.

He started 208 races in his Formula 1 career between 1980 and 1994, but never won a Grand Prix, a record for the most races without a win.

He drove for McLaren for one season in 1981 and also raced for teams including Jordan, Brabham, Dallara and Alfa Romeo.
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Old October 13 2014, 12:14 AM   #122
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Well that was a bit of a snoozefest, good recovery drive from Rocent drive from KM as well, But not much really happened, I think the tyre choice was too conservative. Roll on Austin in 3 weeks.
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Old October 27 2014, 11:06 AM   #123
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Well it's been a busy couple of weeks in F1, with first Caterham entering Administration and now Marurissa

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-29784602

WHo will be next Sauber?
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Old November 1 2014, 07:03 PM   #124
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Oh piss off Rosberg. Hopefully the prick gets a DNF then a 3rd so Abu Derpy doesn't decide the title.
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Old November 2 2014, 09:59 PM   #125
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Well unfortunatly no matter what Abu Dhabi will decide the Championship.

Still at least it was a more interesting race than the snozefest that was Sochi. Plenty of wheel to wheel action esp. towards the end.
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Old November 3 2014, 02:11 PM   #126
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This double points stuff looks like a worse and worse idea every day.

Say Rosberg has a DNF next week and then, with a 49 point lead somebody takes Hamilton out in the final race, or his car fails and he loses the Championship by 1 point from there... well, can you imagine?

Even if Rosberg does well next week, there's a good chance that Hamilton will be heading into the final race with a 25+ points lead. This could just be bitter, horrible, disappointment.
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Old November 3 2014, 04:09 PM   #127
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Time for an update for the title contenders


Poles

LH: 7
NR: 9

Wins

LH: 10
NR: 4

Podiums

LH: 14
NR: 14

Races where points were awarded


LH: 14
NR: 15

Retirements

LH: 3
NR: 2

Head to head when both cars finished

LH 10 vs NR 3

Avg. Points per race finished

LH: 22.57
NR: 19.47

NB: LH suffered brake failure during Q2 at GER, engine fire during Q1 at HUN
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Old November 15 2014, 09:58 PM   #128
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Bernie's at it again

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/30066873

Calling the teams stupid for not accepting his plan for the final three races to be double points. Odd I thought most fans were against it, many pundits are against it, perhaps it is not the teams who are idiots.

If we must have double points use a joker system, were by a driver can select the race (before P3) they want to earn double points in. So for example thyear Massa might have played it in Austria whilst Rosberg might have played it at Monaco.
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Old November 20 2014, 12:37 PM   #129
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Double points in the last 3 races is better than just one, as it makes it a little less dependent on pure luck, however, no races would be preferred.

Looks like Jensen's future hangs in the balance this weekend, with Vettel confirmed at McLaren, they now have to decide whether to keep an up and coming talent, or show a little loyalty to one of the most popular and talented veterans in the paddock.

I think they'll opt not to cast out Magnusson at such a crucial point in his career, as doing so would probably sabotage his chances at future glory.
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Old November 23 2014, 12:49 PM   #130
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Well it won't be long now until the red lights go out and the final race of the 2014 Championship starts and it all comes down to around 200 miles, 55 laps. Who will win out in the end Lewis or Rosberg.

In other news the Red Bulls have been disqualifed from qualifing for an Illegal front wing and have to start from the back. Looks like they are ending the season how they began by having a car found to be in breach of the rules.
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Old November 23 2014, 06:43 PM   #131
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Here is the stats for the title contenders stack up at the end of the season.

Poles

LH: 7
NR: 10

NB: LH suffered brake failure during Q2 at GER, engine fire during Q1 at HUN

Wins

LH: 11
NR: 5

Podiums

LH: 16
NR: 15

Races where points were awarded


LH: 16
NR: 16

Retirements

LH: 3
NR: 2

Head to head when both cars finished

LH 11 vs NR 4

Avg. Points per race finished

LH: 20.21
NR: 16.68

and if the Double points where exlcuded the final tally would be 359 vs 317 a difference of 42 points which oddly enough is the exact difference you get between winning 7 more races and coming in second in those races.

Will Lewis pick up one more trophy this year BBC Sports Personality of the year 2014?
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Old November 24 2014, 09:51 AM   #132
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Yay for Lewis. If I never see another close-up of Nicole Scherzinger (sp?) weeping dramatically it will be too soon. I felt sorry for Nico since mechanical failure is not how those two Mercedes should have finished their triumph.
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Old November 24 2014, 11:22 AM   #133
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Perhaps, but at the end of the day they each had three non-points finishes (so that balanced out), but in terms of mechancal failure I think Lewis had more when you factor in the brake failure in qualification for the German GP and the engine fire in qualification for the Hungarian GP.

But the Championship was won today at the start with Lewis getting what seemed to be a textbook start. At in the advantage of Lewis having fresher starting tyres, first call on the pit stop I don't think Rosberg could have overtaken him in the first round of pit stops, whih means Lewis would have had first call on the second pit stop.
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Old November 26 2014, 12:45 AM   #134
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Good for Lewis. He really had a career year in 2014. And Nico kept him honest, too. And, Lewis looks like a genius now for leaving McLaren just as they went in the tank and Merc started winning. I remember how the wonk sportswriters all thought he'd never win another race. HAH!
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Old December 15 2014, 12:20 AM   #135
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In a not exactly shocking result, Lewis won the BBC SPOTY 2014 award with 34% of the vote.
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