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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Lewis Hamilton wins his 5th World Championship: http://www.latimes.com/sports/more/la-sp-motors-20181028-story.html

The way Vettel threw away wins in Azerbaijan, France, and especially Germany, it's beginning more and more to look like his championships were more due to Adrian Newey's work as a designer than Vettel's skill as a driver.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

No more "new car smell"!?!? That's about the only reason left to want to buy one: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/11/19/ford-new-car-smell-patent/2052967002/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

New F1 season, same team wins, but with a different driver.

Bottas wins season opener in Australia


1st Valtteri Bottas Mercedes

2nd Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +20.886

3rd Max Verstappen Red Bull +22.520

4th Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +57.109

5th Charles Leclerc Ferrari +58.230

6th Kevin Magnussen Haas +1:27.156

7th Nico Hulkenberg Renault +1 LAP

8th Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo +1 LAP

9th Lance Stroll Racing Point +1 LAP

10th Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +1 LAP

11th Pierre Gasly Red Bull +1 LAP

12th Lando Norris McLaren +1 LAP

13th Sergio Perez Racing Point +1 LAP

14th Alexander Albon Toro Rosso +1 LAP

15th Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +1 LAP

16th George Russell Williams +2 LAPS

17th Robert Kubica Williams +3 LAPS

DNF Romain Grosjean Haas

DNF Daniel Ricciardo Renault

DNF Carlos Sainz McLaren
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

A Porsche tuner business in Japan: https://rwb.jp/
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

^ Just to even things out, there should be a Nissan Z tuner in Munich. Bleah
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LeClerc has problems with his engine, er, um, no correct F1 term "power unit", Vettel spins when pressured by Lewis, and the same two at the top of the podium.

Hamilton wins in Bahrain


1st Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

2nd Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +2.980

3rd Charles Leclerc Ferrari +6.131

4th Max Verstappen Red Bull +6.408

5th Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +36.068

6th Lando Norris McLaren +45.754

7th Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo +47.470

8th Pierre Gasly Red Bull +58.094

9th Alex Albon Toro Rosso +1:02.697

10th Sergio Perez Racing Point +1:03.696

11th Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +1 LAP

12th Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +1 LAP

13th Kevin Magnussen Haas +1 LAP

14th Lance Stroll Racing Point +1 LAP

15th George Russell Williams +1 LAP

16th Robert Kubica Williams +2 LAPS

DNF Nico Hulkenberg Renault

DNF Daniel Ricciardo Renault

DNF Carlos Sainz McLaren

DNF Romain Grosjean Haas
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If you're wondering why that truck looks a lot like an F-150, Ford is investing half a billion dollars in this company to help it get started. And $69,000 may seem like a lot for a truck, but that might be more than offset by being able to thumb your nose at every gas station as you drive by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGB3wufxrj8&fbclid=IwAR29aaL5PPyQAO67T1FBZ0cwAMNmeXUNi7bbiSf3Z6F_vwEQVvrtxj3Ae9E
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A new car coming from China in 2020, depending on how the trade war with China works out. I wonder how many people will call it the "Zotz" after the Tom Poston movie from the '60s: https://www.autonews.com/future-product/zotye-compact-crossover-coming-us?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&fbclid=IwAR0sogh-FcMWPSBJ9E1jRnOm6JBoubmn6_v-7YK_Rebw-Hq9POUd1Ud_-x8
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