Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by cider_and_toast, Jun 19, 2019.
Why did they use gorillas for their trophies?
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We’ve mentioned our love for classic trophies in this feature in the past, but France last year delivered one of the more unusual designs on the podium. A tricolore gorilla holding up a Pirelli tyre was the reward for race winner Lewis Hamilton, and there was also a link to other items throughout the weekend.
The trophy was designed by French artist and sculptor Richard Orlinski, but his work was not confined to the end of the race. Orlinski’s creations were prominent around the track throughout the race weekend, with sculptures such as the panther, the horse, the bear and the ‘King Kong’ being joined by another piece he describes simply as ‘the pair of jeans’.
It’s a unique way of adding to the visual impact at a race weekend, and one that is set to continue this year. So if you see a bright blue horse rearing trackside, now you know why…
I take this to mean that they are gorillas just because they are.
Johnny Carwash If only Ferrari had shown more faith in Le Clerc's ability rather than hold him back perhaps the championship would not be a lost cause instead of pandering to Vettel's ego
well it is different because he was fully in control he just outbraked himself. thats why i always said about vettel if he was in control penalty. but he couldn't do anything about it. & in that interpretation it was correct
the reason I dreaded this race is. because it had 2 things in Pirelli era strike dread into fans. hot weather & long pit lane. means 1 thing babysitting tyres. as well as dirty air being a issue Pirelli giving tyres that are degrading is killing the sport because teams just babysit the tyres & wont push. which makes the reason for tyres a myth. i dont want to go rose tinted but in early/mid 00s we had bad races but they were pushing to limit. now we are have bad races at 70%
anyway on the race erm. hard to talk about the top 5 because they were alright & hard to judge. gutted for Norris drove a brilliant race but let down by hydraulics, Gasly not helping himself again, Haas don't see how it could gone any worse, impressive from Kimi great drive. Part of me was going to joke & start arguing over perez penalty. but then i saw replay which was a weird one because he lost it on entry & did everything by the book, left & went around the bollard. he even followed the road to the T. but gets a penalty rightfully because he rejoined ahead of grosjean. another one where rules dont help themselves
Well, they are getting "consistent" with their interpretation.
Unless there are a few Jean-Louis Schlesser moments at some point it looks like the top step is going to be coloured silver the whole season.
Oh deep joy
interesting to note that Mercedes have beat the 9 race winning streak of red bull in 2013, equalled the winning streak of Ferrari of 10 consecutive victories & if they win in Austria it will match the all time record of McLaren in 1988. then if Mercedes win the british gp then that will be a new record of 12 & become the most dominant F1 car of all time
I'm glad someone had something to appreciate in that race.
Besides, the rules... yesterday I saw a round of the Italian GT championship, a race of the Mini Challenge and the Italian TCR: every single time a driver went anywhere near another car the stewards opened a case, they handed out plenty of penalties and the racing was rubbish. Car racing is all about close contact dices, personally I don't care if a car has a sexy rear diffuser, I wonder what's the point of car racing anymore.
Last year I witnessed the same sad show when I went to look a round of the Clio Cup, as soon as someone beached their car in the sand they deployed the SC, when someone hit the grass he was punished, not to mention any slight contact between cars that resulted in black flags and 25 seconds penalty being handed out.
I did only one race in the Clio Cup in my day, at Monza, back them when you were followingf closely another car the standard procedure was to "knock" on the rear bumber of the car in front, that would happen 4 or 5 times on each straight, so over the whole race you could be knocked say 50 or 60 times. Nowadays that would be impossible. And don't get me started on cutting chicanes becasue during the qualyfying heat we all cut across each chicane, then they put some old tyres as some sort of barriers to the side of the chicanes, after a few laps those tyres had been pushed to the back of the track and we could all happily cut any chicane. It was great fun, no wonder that yesterday the only spectators were friends and family of the racers.
Is Vettel done at Ferrari? Whole weekend his car is sliding, whilst Leclerc seems OK. Any idea why's that?
Of course i'm guessing. The race was so dull I could barely keep my eyes open long enough to notice details like that.
Danny Baker designed them.
Alex Wurz says the drivers themselves are to blame for how things are now. As soon as anyone does anything wrong they're on the radio claiming a breach of the rules. He does have a point when you think about it. What is the answer though? I mean what is the point of rules if you're not going to enforce them? Without rules there would be anarchy, if you are too strict over the rules you end up in the situation where we are now. How do you go back to a happy medium though? Which rules will you allow to be slightly 'abused' and which won't you?
Like many things I doubt there are any easy answers to this sadly. Until they find some, we're all in for a dull time I would say.
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