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Dec 20 13 9:06 PM

In the spirit of how this thread began, a new rule has been introduced regarding deciding the champion, the last race of each year will be worth double points in hopes of keeping the championship interesting until the end (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/25465687).

Also, the current driver numbering system is going to be replaced, apparently each driver who isn't Sebastian Vettel now gets to claim a 'permanent' number from 2-99, American style...

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Dec 20 13 9:35 PM

mattsanger92 wrote:
In the spirit of how this thread began, a new rule has been introduced regarding deciding the champion, the last race of each year will be worth double points in hopes of keeping the championship interesting until the end (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/25465687).


I propose a similar change in the Italian Serie A as well, but valid only for FC Inter: if we win the last match of the season, +25 points. This way we'll have some chances to win the title this year... sEm_blush2.gif   

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Dec 21 13 2:38 AM

It's funny that within the racing community, I heard some people making comments like "it's unfair, you could be leading all season and get pipped at the last moment, that's not what racing is about"...

No sense of irony.

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Dec 21 13 6:19 PM

True, but at the same time, the people doing the pipping don't normally have their speed doubled on the last lap...

But at the same time as that, the leader has the same benefit... this all only slightly increases the chances that a dramatic winner can be found (this year the 'double points' would have been redundant anyway going into the last race, Vettel was that dominant).

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Dec 22 13 4:55 PM

It also amplifies the effect of a mistake in the last race. Anyway, Formula 1 is boring, so anything at all controversial is good, as at least it gets people interested.

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Dec 22 13 7:29 PM

I know last year they (by they I mean the single grey-haired vertically-challenged power that is) were thinking of introducing trackside sprinklers for artificial rain, so they can try to force the only time a race ever becomes slightly unpredictable nowadays. Make of that what you will...

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Dec 22 13 8:26 PM

mattsanger92 wrote:
True, but at the same time, the people doing the pipping don't normally have their speed doubled on the last lap...

They do if it's a Jamaican relay team with Usain Bolt on the final leg.

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Dec 22 13 9:16 PM

nfm24 wrote:
mattsanger92 wrote:
True, but at the same time, the people doing the pipping don't normally have their speed doubled on the last lap...

They do if it's a Jamaican relay team with Usain Bolt on the final leg.

a.k.a. Pippington

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#30 [url]

Dec 30 13 6:42 PM

Second that. The first report I read didn't make it out to be as bad as it sounds right now. One of my first times watching F1 was the 1999 British GP where he broke his leg... he came back from that injury well enough.

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Dec 31 13 7:32 PM

Hopefully he makes a full recovery. But these things do happen more often when you choose to do dangerous things in your life (hurtling down a snow-covered hill on skis is dangerous, no matter how good you are). He seems to have a desire to take risks - and unfortunately, these accidents sometimes happen as a result.

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Jan 4 14 10:42 AM

Racing drivers are crazy guys. They love defying fate and they are often betrayed by their passion for risk. Too bad that none of them likes briscola, Playstation, chess or puzzles. They prefer races, extreme skydiving and other dangerous sports...

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Jan 10 14 7:36 PM

Yes, according to gossip, it seems that one Giorgia was the reason of this brawl...
But note that this is just the first degree of judgement: a condemnation becomes definitive only at the third degree.

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Mar 14 14 10:12 AM

So Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel, for the first time, don't seem to find favour in the predictions.
Let's wait... The championship is very long and Engineer Newey is a genius.

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Apr 2 14 2:02 PM

I'd much rather see a 'real' car. All formula 1 cars look the same apart from their colours - they don't even look like cars any more!

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