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  1. VetteIfan said:
    As I say, by F1 terms it was a timid crash. 30G as a peak is far below what others have experienced in recent years, and only had an afternoon of the pre-cautionary checks which are needed for any crash above 15G. 

    Hell, Alonso suffered 28G when he went off roading out of the pits in Abu Dhabi a few years ago, and he went on to complete the rest of the race. So it's just a bit weird that 30G has him in hospital for 3 nights and incapable of driving even a full week after the incident. 
    Yes I saw you say in F1 terms the first time. Considering the medical alarms in cars are set off at 15g as you mention, it was far from mild. Take Perez's and Massa's crash in Canada, that was 27g and definitely not mild.

    But that just shows that no incidents are the same (obviously). There have been far worse apparent incidents in the past e.g. Webber, Valencia 2010, that turn out to be insignificant whilst there have been incidents that don't look life threatening yet were e.g. Senna. So perhaps there is more that meets the eye in how hurt.

    Alternatively, McLaren could just be playing it safe especially since its their star driver that they shelled out a lot of money for and the championship hasn't started it yet.

     Anyway, why should it be any of our business as to how 'hurt' he is? Mclaren repeatedly mentioned he was in an ok state and that should be enough. Besides, he's left the hospital  so it doesn't matter and Mclaren are still taking part in the next test which wouldn't happen if any of the tin foil hat stories were correct.

  2. F1.com
    "(Alonso's) car ran wide at the entry to Turn 3 - which is a fast uphill right-hander - allowing it to run onto the Astroturf that lines the outside of the track," read McLaren’s statement.

    "A consequent loss of traction caused a degree of instability, spitting it back towards the inside of the circuit, where it regained traction and struck the wall side-on.

    Seems perfectly reasonable to me.
  3. Jiggy said:
    Even more odd, Lotus seemed like the team who could make a push. It went completely 180 in the last 12 months. Williams taking sponsors from Lotus now to rub some more salt into the wounds. Hopefully they're both competitive next year, mostly for Bottas and Grosjean's sake.

    But that would mean Maldonado would be closer to the front and I'm not so comfortable with that.

  4. Hughesy said:
    Someone's a bit of a killjoy here(two people actually), moans but doesn't post anything here that's meant to lighten the mood..... Happy new year.
    @RevolvingPrawn @PeteTheDuck Those puns were awesome, almost made me shit myself! :D

    From now on lets all be deadly serious and not joke about anything, otherwise someone may get upset. Wa wa wa

    Wait what, is that aimed at me? All I said was it seems a bit weird to post that you have constipation on the internet. :L

  5. The Falklands had a population of 1,820 at the time of the outbreak of the war.
    A total of 910 people died (including soldiers and civilians) and 2,432 people were injured.
    And then you have all the military equipment destroyed.

    Either way the war was stupid.
  6. AMS97KRR said:
    You should see the fuss the Argentines made over the unveiling of a Margret Thatcher statue that will be unveiled on the Islands soon. 


    Celebrating war? Celebration that they are not apart of a terrible country in South America. Quote from that article 

    "Her anger was echoed by veterans' leader Mario Volpe in Buenos Aires. He said: 'The statue is not a symbol of democracy. It's her fault so many died.' He said Mrs Thatcher 'could have avoided the war and the deaths'."

    They have no legitimate claim to it, they don't really care about what the people on the islands think. Now they know there is oil there they want it even more. And they try to paint us as a "colonial power" saying that it is against UN protocol basically. 

    I don't care too much about the issue but this quote caught my attention. Firstly, didn't Argentina start the war? And second, couldn't Argentina have avoided the war and deaths too, being you know, one of the sides fighting too..

    I believe this image represents them fairly well:

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