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Spare Parts (F1 odds and ends)

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Masanari, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. TopClass

    TopClass Well-Known Member

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    I believe so mate yes. Their wobble came in 2020 when the pandemic hit but I believe they are sorted at least for now.

    There has to be a question mark as to whether works status is as important in the 2026 engine regs? Would it hurt being an Audi customer as opposed to the Porsche “works” Red Bull? I’m not so sure.

    What I found interesting today was hearing that VW had held talks with Aston Martin.

    Would be one way for Lawrence Stroll to get amongst the big boys of road car world - potentially selling at a sizeable profit or retaining a stake in what would be a behemoth F1 outfit?

    Who knows.
     
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    Seb Vettel will be Question Time tonight which is a surprise, although maybe not in light of his outspokenness on environmental and equality issues.
     
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    I'm hoping the Tory panelist hasn't done their homework and assumes a multi-millionaire petrolhead will be a kindred spirit...
     
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    Cheers, set to record. Could be interesting.
     
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  5. Justjazz

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    I came on here to comment about this. Listening to Seb I think he has set his sights on a political career post F1.

    P.S. I thought I was the only nerd watching this programme.
     
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    Like many people I was only watching QT because Seb was on it! It’s not that I’m not interested in politics, I just can’t usually stand people shouting over each other which is generally most of the show.

    Seb was pretty good wasn’t he? Very down to earth and articulate as you would expect. He wasn’t representing a party so didn’t have toe any sort of ideological party line like a politician is expected to. He was free to be honest and thoughtful.
     
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  7. Justjazz

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    I was surprised how well informed and considered he was. I agree that QT, like some other shows, will always fail to be meaningful. It is 5 minutes of fame for some, attracts those who have a polarised view. The political views of the audience is known by the programme organisers, in advance.
    The politicians only state the party line . What it does show me is we don't really have a democracy in the UK. The world has changed and a system devised several hundred years ago does not serve the electorate well these days. Think it is one of the reasons I live in the Channel Islands, that and the crime.
     
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    Thank god for Jim Bergerac.
     
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  9. eddie_squidd

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    Less flippantly, I agree with pretty much all of this. What makes me sad is that the government act with such impunity. They no longer try to hide what they are.
     
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  10. SgtBhaji

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    I really do love Seb. He's actually trying to do things that make a difference, more so than most of our bloody politicians, who I think go in to politics because they have no useful skills so just jump in to the political grift.

    I really felt like the host hit him with that one question about him being a racing driver and his concerns over climate change and energy dependency with a little venom.. but he handles it beautifully. I am proud of the way both himself and Hamilton are tackling certain issues and willing to speak up about them. They are a credit to our sport.

    What I did take from watching my first question time in a few years, is that the Tories are still as detached from the common man as ever. How they are in power is beyond me, other than the fact their opposition is about as useful as boobs on a fish.
     
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    And that's why they are in power! No real alternative!
     
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  12. eddie_squidd

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    Yeah, lots of twunts on social media going on about Seb being a hypocrite. It's debate nowadays. Rather than listening to the message or changing your ways it's easier to discredit the messenger.
     
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