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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #440 on: September 24, 2008, 01:42:27 PM »
Don't worry guys, not my real address, only the town is real nothing else. Should have made it more obvious lite 123 Nobody Street or something!

I'm not sure where the guy was from though, I think probably Carlisle.

Carlisle accent is nothing. You need to talk to somebody from Whitehaven, you'll here a proper Cumbrian accent then. For starters, try and guess what 'Az garn yam' means: it's how a person from Whitehaven would say a common phrase.

Is that ham?  :rofl_2:
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #441 on: September 24, 2008, 01:45:06 PM »
Don't worry guys, not my real address, only the town is real nothing else. Should have made it more obvious lite 123 Nobody Street or something!

I'm not sure where the guy was from though, I think probably Carlisle.

Carlisle accent is nothing. You need to talk to somebody from Whitehaven, you'll here a proper Cumbrian accent then. For starters, try and guess what 'Az garn yam' means: it's how a person from Whitehaven would say a common phrase.

It seemed a strong accent to the non-Cumbrian, but maybe not lol. Not a clue about "Az Garn Yam" perhaps How's it going?

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #442 on: September 24, 2008, 01:45:16 PM »
Don't worry guys, not my real address, only the town is real nothing else. Should have made it more obvious lite 123 Nobody Street or something!

I'm not sure where the guy was from though, I think probably Carlisle.

Carlisle accent is nothing. You need to talk to somebody from Whitehaven, you'll here a proper Cumbrian accent then. For starters, try and guess what 'Az garn yam' means: it's how a person from Whitehaven would say a common phrase.

Is that ham?  :rofl_2:

 :rofl_2: Not even close.

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #443 on: September 24, 2008, 01:45:40 PM »
Don't worry guys, not my real address, only the town is real nothing else. Should have made it more obvious lite 123 Nobody Street or something!

I'm not sure where the guy was from though, I think probably Carlisle.

Carlisle accent is nothing. You need to talk to somebody from Whitehaven, you'll here a proper Cumbrian accent then. For starters, try and guess what 'Az garn yam' means: it's how a person from Whitehaven would say a common phrase.

It seemed a strong accent to the non-Cumbrian, but maybe not lol. Not a clue about "Az Garn Yam" perhaps How's it going?

Likewise, not even close.

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« Reply #444 on: September 24, 2008, 01:50:37 PM »
Looked it up on Wikipedia, "I'm Going Home" I guessed the garn bt but the rest is weird lol.

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #445 on: September 24, 2008, 02:02:00 PM »
'I'm going home' WOW!! I'd have never have got that if Id spent 24 straight hours guessing and thinking  :rofl_2: that is a strange one.
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #446 on: September 24, 2008, 02:03:46 PM »
I'm: bit of Ali G speak, 'I is' -----> I's -------> in a Cumbrian accent that becomes Az.
Garn: going, just an extreme Cumbrian accent.
Yam: not a clue where that came from, as I speak nothing like anybody from Whitehaven. There was an actual Cumberland dialect, maybe Yam was 'home' in that  :confused1:

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #447 on: September 24, 2008, 03:22:00 PM »
This is the one I'm looking forward to, my parents are in the plane right now heading out to Singapore, I'm so jealous. I'll be watching every minute of it.
you're not the only one jealous. Going to Singapore, great city to watch first night race it's a unique experience. I hope we will see some overtaking. Valencia was so boring. cant wait for the first night race! Raikkonen should be fav. to win the race, he has plenty of experience driving at night.
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #448 on: September 28, 2008, 07:44:25 AM »
Massa was in the lead when a safe car was called,he pitted in first & took the fule pipe with him.Massa now down to 18th place atm,this can only help Hamilton ://

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #449 on: September 28, 2008, 09:33:15 AM »
Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the world championship despite finishing the Singapore Grand Prix third behind winner Fernando Alonso of Renault.

The McLaren driver has a seven-point lead over Ferrari's Felipe Massa with three races remaining.

Massa led early on but finished 13th after a delay when he left the pits with his fuel hose still attached.

Alonso ended a season's frustration when a safety car period tallied perfectly with his team's strategy.

The double world champion had been quick all weekend but qualified only 15th when a fuel pump problem stopped him taking part in the second session.

Renault put him on a short first stint and he climbed up to 11th before an early stop on lap 12.

That meant that when the safety car came out after Alonso's Renault team-mate Nelson Piquet Jr crashed on lap 15, the Spaniard was alone in not having to stop for fuel and tyres. 
Massa's race - and possibly his title hopes - were wrecked by an error

Once everyone had stopped, Alonso was fifth behind Williams's Nico Rosberg, Toyota's Jarno Trulli, Force India's Giancarlo Fisichella and BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica.

But Rosberg and Kubica had to serve stop-go penalties for pitting while the pit lane was closed during the safety car period.

Trulli and Fisichella were on single-stop strategies but Alonso had more than enough pace to ensure he made enough of a gap to ensure he could make a second stop and stay ahead of them.

It was his first win since last year's Italian Grand Prix, when he was driving for McLaren, a team he left after one season following a tumultuous season as Hamilton's team-mate.

A second intervention by the safety car closed the field up for the last 10 laps but Alonso was always in control and he finished ahead of Rosberg and Hamilton.

Toyota's Timo Glock was fourth ahead of Toro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel, BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld, Red Bull's David Coulthard and Williams's Kazuki Nakajima.  606: DEBATE
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Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen crashed out coming out at the notorious Turn 10 chicane on lap 57 while running fifth.

The first safety car intervention defined the race in more ways than Alonso's victory.

Massa had looked set to dominate, leading away from pole position and pulling away from Hamilton in the early stages of the race.

But when Massa stopped for fuel and tyres under the safety car, he was given a green light to leave the pits from Ferrari's pit equipment before the refuelling hose had been detached.

The Brazilian pulled away, knocked over a mechanic, and tore the refuelling hose away from the equipment.

He had to stop at the end of the pit lane and wait for his mechanics to sprint down and remove it before he could rejoin the race at the back.

Massa's afternoon was then made even worse when he was given a drive-through penalty for leaving his pit dangerously.

Hamilton dropped back behind the Red Bulls of Mark Webber and David Coulthard when most of the field stopped during the safety car period.

But the gearbox on Webber's car failed and Hamilton passed Coulthard just before his final stop on lap 42.

That left the Englishman third behind Alonso and Rosberg when a second safety car period following an accident to Force India's Adrian Sutil on lap 51 closed the field right up.

Alonso's 20-second lead was reduced to nothing, but he got a jump on Rosberg as the race re-started and pulled away again to secure the win.

Hamilton tracked Rosberg to the finish but, with the championship at stake and Massa not scoring, preferred not to take any risks in pursuit of an extra couple of points and secure the six for third place.



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Provisional result of Singapore Grand Prix:

1 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Renault one hour 5 minutes
2 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Williams-Toyota 2.9 seconds behind
3 Lewis Hamilton (GB) McLaren-Mercedes +5.9secs
4 Timo Glock (Ger) Toyota +8.1secs
5 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Toro Rosso-Ferrari +10.2secs
6. Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber +11.101
7. David Coulthard (GB) Red Bull-Renault +16.387
8. Kazuki Nakajima (Jpn) Williams-Toyota +18.489
9. Jenson Button (GB) Honda +19.885
10. Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) McLaren-Mercedes +26.902
11. Robert Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber +27.975
12. Sebastien Bourdais (Fra) Toro Rosso-Ferrari +29.432
13. Felipe Massa (Brz) Ferrari +35.107
14. Giancarlo Fisichella (Ita) Force India-Ferrari +43.571
R15 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 57 laps completed
R Jarno Trulli (Ita) Toyota 50 laps completed
R Adrian Sutil (Ger) Force India-Ferrari 49 laps
R Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull-Renault 29 laps
19 Rubens Barrichello (Brz) Honda 14 laps
20 Nelson Piquet Jr (Brz) Renault 13 laps

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #450 on: September 28, 2008, 11:57:46 AM »
That was a very topsy turvy type of race and all things considered Hamilton will be very pleased with that 3rd place and a 7 point Championship lead. Great drive from Alonso and good to see such a quality driver at the top of the podium again. While Rosberg's drive was absolutely stunning considering he had a drive through penalty to contend with as well!
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #451 on: September 28, 2008, 11:59:24 AM »
That was a very topsy turvy type of race and all things considered Hamilton will be very pleased with that 3rd place and a 7 point Championship lead. Great drive from Alonso and good to see such a quality driver at the top of the podium again. While Rosberg's drive was absolutely stunning considering he had a drive through penalty to contend with as well!

Stop & Go penalty Chris, lol. He had to stop in his pit box for 10 seconds too.

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« Reply #452 on: September 28, 2008, 03:23:35 PM »
That was a very topsy turvy type of race and all things considered Hamilton will be very pleased with that 3rd place and a 7 point Championship lead. Great drive from Alonso and good to see such a quality driver at the top of the podium again. While Rosberg's drive was absolutely stunning considering he had a drive through penalty to contend with as well!

I hate Alonso's personality so much I find it harder to cheer for him, but I guess it is good to see him get a big result again.   He still is a quality driver, as much of a whiny and self absorbed human being he may be.    If Renault becomes a competitive car again atleast it will give him one less thing to whine about, and we wouldnt have to hear this ongoing saga of which car Alonso will be so generous to finally commit his services too after dragging it out forever and making everyone wait like this winter, so for that much I would be grateful as well.

Hamilton will be very happy and Massa extremely depressed with todays outcome I am sure.   Massa was on his way to the win today I think, and a 5 point lead, and made an incredibly stupid mistake and now he trails by 7 points.  That could be the whole championship right there.   I like Massa alot but I sort of feel Hamilton deserves it more as he was unlucky last year and has had some questionable rulings against him this year.   It also annoys me all the bitterness and jealousy that seems to be against Hamilton now, and I think part of it is resentment to the extra hype and buzz he gets for being British, when F1 rights and feeds are largely British, but sorry that is just the way it is, it isnt his fault, and the sport needs a "star" to step into that role with Schumacher out, someone who isnt just a championship driver but people relate to well, which they never did to the rather boring dry personalities of Raikkonen and Alonso.    So to those people deal with it.    I feel sorry for Massa if he doesnt win in a way as I think Raikkonen is just having an off year and he will return to form and being Ferrari's #1 starting next year, thus I dont see Massa having as good a shot in the future as I really think his being Ferrari's #1 over Raikkonen is a bit of a flukish one year thing.  Of course that is just my opinion and I could be wrong on that.
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #453 on: September 28, 2008, 03:30:21 PM »
I hate Alonso's personality so much I find it harder to cheer for him, but I guess it is good to see him get a big result again.   He still is a quality driver, as much of a whiny and self absorbed human being he may be. 


Alonso has changed a lot. There were a lot of Spainards who could not stand him when he was winning races and championship and now they love him!! it's sad you can not see that his personality has changed.
I laugh hard reading "he still is a quality driver"...I guess you're biased saying this kind of comment. he didnt forget how to drive. he was driving a Minardi.
it's a shame for the sport he was in very slow car this season.
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« Reply #454 on: September 28, 2008, 03:39:34 PM »
I hate Alonso's personality so much I find it harder to cheer for him, but I guess it is good to see him get a big result again.   He still is a quality driver, as much of a whiny and self absorbed human being he may be. 


Alonso has changed a lot. There were a lot of Spainards who could not stand him when he was winning races and championship and now they love him!! it's sad you can not see that his personality has changed.
I laugh hard reading "he still is a quality driver"...I guess you're biased saying this kind of comment. he didnt forget how to drive. he was driving a Minardi.
it's a shame for the sport he was in very slow car this season.

I acknowledged he was still a quality driver, so I dont see what was wrong or insulting about my comment.   I agree he was on a slow car this year, and he was much faster then Picquet who is himself highly regarded it seems.    So I dont see why you have a problem with what I said, which was not insulting to his driving ability.

Yes I do not see him as often as Spanish people do, and maybe if I did I would feel differently.   However the way he handled Hamilton's rise last year was to be whiny, bitter, sour, and just reflected very poorly on him I feel.   Then the way he kept taking potshots at McLaren towards the end of his stint there, and how he forced all other cars to wait so long and was so non-commital to which car he would go to next, leaving alot of them in limbo, I was also not impressed by.   

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« Reply #455 on: September 28, 2008, 03:41:16 PM »
That was a very topsy turvy type of race and all things considered Hamilton will be very pleased with that 3rd place and a 7 point Championship lead. Great drive from Alonso and good to see such a quality driver at the top of the podium again. While Rosberg's drive was absolutely stunning considering he had a drive through penalty to contend with as well!
Hamilton has won the F1 Championship, 7 points with 3 races remaining is a lot.
the incident of Massa in the pit box and Raikkonen hitting the wall should make Ferrari to think again if they have the best drivers.
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« Reply #456 on: September 28, 2008, 03:46:33 PM »
That was a very topsy turvy type of race and all things considered Hamilton will be very pleased with that 3rd place and a 7 point Championship lead. Great drive from Alonso and good to see such a quality driver at the top of the podium again. While Rosberg's drive was absolutely stunning considering he had a drive through penalty to contend with as well!
Hamilton has won the F1 Championship, 7 points with 3 races remaining is a lot.
the incident of Massa in the pit box and Raikkonen hitting the wall should make Ferrari to think again if they have the best drivers.

Yeah if I were Ferrari I would be pretty upset right now.   Raikkonen has plain sucked this year.   Massa has been good but has made alot of stupid mistakes that have cost him.   

Maybe Renault is on the up again though.   Who knows, maybe by next year Alonso would not have wanted to be at Ferrari instead of Renault anyway.

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« Reply #457 on: September 28, 2008, 03:51:24 PM »
I hate Alonso's personality so much I find it harder to cheer for him, but I guess it is good to see him get a big result again.   He still is a quality driver, as much of a whiny and self absorbed human being he may be. 


Alonso has changed a lot. There were a lot of Spainards who could not stand him when he was winning races and championship and now they love him!! it's sad you can not see that his personality has changed.
I laugh hard reading "he still is a quality driver"...I guess you're biased saying this kind of comment. he didnt forget how to drive. he was driving a Minardi.
it's a shame for the sport he was in very slow car this season.

I acknowledged he was still a quality driver, so I dont see what was wrong or insulting about my comment.   I agree he was on a slow car this year, and he was much faster then Picquet who is himself highly regarded it seems.    So I dont see why you have a problem with what I said, which was not insulting to his driving ability.

Yes I do not see him as often as Spanish people do, and maybe if I did I would feel differently.   However the way he handled Hamilton's rise last year was to be whiny, bitter, sour, and just reflected very poorly on him I feel.   Then the way he kept taking potshots at McLaren towards the end of his stint there, and how he forced all other cars to wait so long and was so non-commital to which car he would go to next, leaving alot of them in limbo, I was also not impressed by.   
Kittens, I didnt consider at all your post an insult. What I tried to say to you is that Fernando, the man, has changed a lot. I know a lot of fans that hated him in the past, those same fans like him a lot now. He has changed. Picquet Jr., well I dont know what he is doing in F1, Alonso has been better in qualifying in all races, Nelsinho is racing because his father is a three times f1 champion.
last year, Hamilton-Dennis-Alonso. Fernando had no problems with Hamilton, what really made me him angry is what he considered a partial team. He tought Mclaren care more about Hamilton and Dennis nš1 driver was Hamilton. When he realised Mclaren was a team only for Hamilton he left and came back to Renault.
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #458 on: September 28, 2008, 03:57:19 PM »
That was a very topsy turvy type of race and all things considered Hamilton will be very pleased with that 3rd place and a 7 point Championship lead. Great drive from Alonso and good to see such a quality driver at the top of the podium again. While Rosberg's drive was absolutely stunning considering he had a drive through penalty to contend with as well!
Hamilton has won the F1 Championship, 7 points with 3 races remaining is a lot.
the incident of Massa in the pit box and Raikkonen hitting the wall should make Ferrari to think again if they have the best drivers.

Yeah if I were Ferrari I would be pretty upset right now.   Raikkonen has plain sucked this year.   Massa has been good but has made alot of stupid mistakes that have cost him.   

Maybe Renault is on the up again though.   Who knows, maybe by next year Alonso would not have wanted to be at Ferrari instead of Renault anyway.
Raikkkonen is mega overrated, the only great race I remember is when he won at Suzuka overtaking Fisichella in last lap, he started 16-17 in that race. he is not reliable and he is prone to mistakes, he is fast but he makes a lot of errors. it's funny, Ferrari changed Schumacher who never made mistakes with Raikkonen. Massa is there because the son of Todt is his agent, Felipe will always be a Sauber driver, he doesnt deserve to drive a Ferrari.
BMW could be a very good car next year.
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« Reply #459 on: September 29, 2008, 10:21:33 AM »
conchita, remember what happened last year? I think Hamilton was 13 points clear with 2 races to go and that all changed, so don't jump to conclusions!!!