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Things... Nuggets, tidbits, and anecdotes

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by KekeTheKing, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. KekeTheKing

    KekeTheKing Banned Supporter

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    Saw this elsewhere and cannot take any credit for recognizing it, but the 2016 Malaysian GP is just the 3rd race in the last 6 seasons that did not feature a World Champion on the podium.
     
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  3. TR

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    What were the other two?

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    The last two I could find were in 2010, Monaco and... Malaysia! Significantly, both podiums contained that years champion, Vettel. Does this mean Rosberg will get the WDC this year?

    I now wonder how far back you have to go to find a podium with no past or future champions...
     
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  4. KekeTheKing

    KekeTheKing Banned Supporter

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    2014 saw two podiums without WDC, but one needs an asterisk.

    In Australia there were none, but JB was subsequently promoted to 3rd after Ricciardo's exclusion.

    And the 2014 Belgian GP podium was without a WDC as well
     
  5. TR

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    Ah, I missed 2014 belgium, skimming through the results.
     
  6. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    I have a vague recollection that at one GP in the early 80's Ligier forgot to take a pressure gauge to one of the races so had to borrow one from one of the other teams to find out what their tyre pressures were.
     
  7. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    At the 92 Canadian GP Andrea Moda had to borrow a Judd engine from Brabham because they'd failed to pay their engine bills. I think Roberto Moreno blew it up. Given that Brabham were strapped for cash and would also fold that season, it was incredibly generous of them.
     
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  8. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    The last podium with 3 never-Champions on it was the 2008 Canadian GP - KUB|HEI|COU.
     
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  9. gethinceri

    gethinceri "suck my balls honey" Contributor

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    Ah yes, but when Robert Kubica comes back.........
     
  10. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    The last F1 world champion not to race in F1 against Kimi Raikonnen at any point in their career is Damon Hill.
     
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  11. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    Right, Charlie. I've spoke to Georgie and she has her eyes on a few handbags so she is prepared to let me have another go @F1 Toto.. wait..! Charley Boorman on Twitter

    Damon on twitter!
     
  12. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    I heard a nice story over the weekend from a friend of a friend who's the singer / guitarist for The Levellers. Jaques Villeneuve had a party in Barcelona 1999 a few days before the GP. Mark from The Levellers gets a phone call to come and play a gig, Jaques is apparently a big fan. All expenses paid, paddock tickets etc, and he says something like 'Hell yes!' The gig goes well, they're treated superbly, and party the night away with F1 drivers and all sorts of others. After the party winds down, a few of them are still drinking in a hotel room in the early hours including Mark, Jaques Villeneuve and Damon Hill. Damon is pissed, and blurts to everyone that he's not told anyone yet, but he's planning to retire at the end of the year. Which was a shock to everyone in the room. They way the story's told Damon was quite battered. Also Michael Schumacher was quite dull (didn't drink a drop) and was more concerned with pumping iron in his trailer, which was basically a mobile gym. And Mark introduced Jaques to Danni Minogue at the party, who soon got married.
     
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    The W prefix used by Mercedes on their cars means Wagen or car.
     
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  14. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    But only in Germanic speaking countries.:)
     
  15. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    The BBC did not air any of the famous 1976 F1 season live due to the Surtees team running Durex as a sponsor and it not being deemed 'family appropriate'.
     
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  16. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    RasputinLives - Well, it was family limiting...
     
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    Just picked this up from the "Test in F1" Facebook group, the first Jordan F1 car was to have been called the 911 but Porsche asked Eddie to change the name and gave him a car with the same number as sweetener. Here's John Watson test driving the car:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Didn't know but that's kind of ironic considering the Porsche 911 was supposed to be called "901" before Peugeot legally prevented Porsche calling it such as the "0" middle-digit is a Peugeot trademark.
     
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  19. Bill Boddy

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    There was certainly no way that anyone would consider any similarity between a Porsche 501 and my Peugeot 405 (the company wouldn't let me have a Porsche).
     
  20. Incubus

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    I suppose you wouldn't have minded too much if it had been one of these?

    [​IMG]
     
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    My Peugeot has a double 00. Nah, nah na nah na.

    :D
     

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