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Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes team go bowling Saturday night in Suzuka

Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes team go bowling Saturday night in Suzuka

Wonder how long it'll take for someone to call him a douche for renting out the whole bowling alley so nobody else can play, despite him doing something great for the team.

Hey niko it's me. your cousin your former teammate. wanna go bowling?

Where's Bottas?

M I N I M A L B O N D I N G

"He's only doing this for publicity".

Story about Kubica winning Polish Championship in Colin McRae Rally Game in 2005 and being accused of cheating.

Story about Kubica winning Polish Championship in Colin McRae Rally Game in 2005 and being accused of cheating.

I know there is plenty of Kubica content here and some redditors are getting annoyed by it but this story is quite interesting and kind of funny.

So in 2005, a young unknown Robert Kubica decided to participate in Polish Championship in Colin McRae Rally Game. He wasn't famous driver a that point and also wasn't known within Colin McRea Game community.

Contenders of the tournament were people absolutely obsessed with the game, spending hundreds of hours playing it, learning circuits by hart and logging their results online to compare with others. So it was pretty "elite" group of people.

Kubica who himself admitted that he did not have his own computer and started playing the game 2 days before the tournament, qualified to the finals with 5th time (with 30s penalty). In the final, referee did a mistake by adding additional 60s to Kubica time and as a result some other guy was initially announced the winner but after short while, referee recognized his mistake and deducts 60s of Kubica time. As a result Kubica won with 0.7s better time then the second guy. So the Championships were finished and everybody seemed to be happy.

However on the next day somebody accused Kubica of cheating on official forum of the event. More people and contenders joint the discussion and started accusing Kubica and organizations of cheating claiming that is is just not possible for somebody that came out of nowhere to beat all the best players in the country. Kubica also joined the discussion and tried explained that he wasn't cheating and just came over to have some fun. He also said that he do not care about the title and is happy to sent the trophy to whoever they want. He also expressed his disappointment of being accused of cheating. Discussion goes on, Kubica after seeing that he will not convince anybody just stop posting. A the end, one of organizers of the event took voice and said that everything was correct, nobody cheated and got upset about entire discussion. The subject was closed and archived. Here it is if anybody would be interested (it is in Polish):

http://e-rajdy.pl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=1079

Kubica login is RK.

Here is also a photo gallery and summary of the event:

http://www.gry-online.pl/S018.asp?ID=264&STR=3

I though to post it here as I find it quite interesting how people reacted at that time and also I think it is another evidence of how talented this guy is.

Pretty ridiculous how someone like Kubica can even roll up and win an event without any knowledge about the game, really goes to show how much practice you need to even come close to talent (and obviously a lot of practice on real tracks and stages).

It also reminds me of a couple of years ago when Robin Frijns went to a local karting track to have some fun, and broke the day, week, month and all-time records at that track.

close to talent

I don't think that's very fair to Kubica, who had put thousands of hours in crafting his racing performance. You make it sound like he won the DNA lottery and just showed up. But what it means is that it just translates very well into different forms of racing, even virtual.

I guess butthurt really can transcend language, community, and culture.

Interesting story nonetheless.

Reminds me of Vandoorne being banned on rFactor! http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/drivers-cheating-on-the-practice-server.56808/page-3

What seems obvious but becomes mindblowing when you type it out?

What seems obvious but becomes mindblowing when you type it out?

I'm gonna start with this one:

Since Hamilton joined F1 Fernando Alonso has not won a World Championship

hamilton has had more race wins since 2014 than anyone else on the grid has had race wins in their whole f1 career, except vettel

alonso and raikkonen havent won since almost 5 years, half a decade

wehrlein will lose his f1 seat

mclaren hasn't won a race since 5 years, the same as williams

schumachers accident is roughly 4 years ago, he didn't witness the turbo engines

next year massa won't have a race win since 10 years

hamilton has the most poles of all time

if mercedes is still the best car next year it will be the longest and biggest domination era of the sport

halo is coming

Ayrton Senna had amassed "only" 19 fastest laps in his F1 career.

Nico Hulkenberg's last two wins were in 2009 and 2015, neither in F1.

Kimi raikkonen had 23 races before joining f1

Let's not forget her. Today it's been four years since she's no longer with us: María de Villota

Let's not forget her. Today it's been four years since she's no longer with us: María de Villota

It's eerie that in it's short history Marussia had two such similar and equally tragic accidents.

She lived over a year after the accident and died of cardiac arrest.

A former test driver for Marussia, she conducted a test in the car and during it, she collided with the rear of a truck/lorry. She suffered skull injuries and lost an eye as a result. She died later on from her injuries

Max Chilton also came really close to being hit in head by a tire at Silverstone 2014, which is probably one of the closest calls in recent years.

Edit: tire marks on his car for reference

Max Chilton also at Silverstone 2014, which is probably one of the closest calls in recent years.

Edit: tire marks on his car for reference

What is the future of F1 digital content? What do you want to see?

What is the future of F1 digital content? What do you want to see?

Formula 1 would like to know what you, the fans, want to see from F1 digital content on its website, social, Apps or anywhere else.

F1 Redditors’ opinions are essential to us and your feedback will be key in helping us shape the future coverage of the sport.

What stories are you interested in, formats are best, where do you want to see them, how do you want to follow F1 in the future?

We have a survey here if you’d like to take part but really we’d like to hear from you on this thread.

What digital content do you want from F1? What can we create that will make your experience of F1 better? No matter how big or small we'd love to hear from you.

A full-on, no holds barred streaming platform.

F1 wants to be a technology leader, an innovator. Well, go ahead and be a trailblazer for the world of sports-streaming!

Build a website - or, to be more precise, a platform. I'm sure someone out there will be glad to license out their streaming tech for you to use (Twitch, Youtube, Netflix, ...)

Give everyone access to all the cameras. TV, on-board and CCTV. Let me choose what I watch, even show two or four at the same time. Let us freely and quickly switch around, or take a look back at something, then switch back to the world stream. Let us use timing/data overlays as we want. If I want to watch the "battle for 6th" overlay, let me do that. Let me choose to show the time differential between Vettel and Hamilton, and how it evolved over the past few laps. Add more than is currently available on TV. Give us access to all the data. Of course, also have the world stream on there for people who just wanna watch without any hassle.

Let us watch all of that live, and as VODs. If possible, add past races to the library.

Add tiers for pricing, from free (live only, world stream only, no choice in cameras etc, heavily ad-supported, even ad breaks during the race), cheap (live and VOD, world stream + maybe onboards, some ads, but only as overlays during the race), all the way up to expensive (whatever I want, no ads). Yes, this is difficult for the entire world, and with the existing contracts. But I'm sure it is solveable.

Allow the creation of small clips for free (like Twitch does - you can just take a short part of a stream and link to it directly on twitch) - great promotional value, and pushes all the traffic to your platform (where some might stick around)

So far, not that exciting - most esports already has all of that. Now, the kicker:

Let people create their own broadcasts. Not content, just direction/editing (including overlays). So interested individuals can create their own F1 broadcast on your site. Viewers can choose. Imagine F1 teams creating their own broadcasts focusing on their cars throughout the weekend. F1-enthusiasts will swarm this, creating their own content. And it is easy on infrastructure, it is just a stream of commands to your browser - when to switch to which camera and time index. No different than normal viewing, just instead of me choosing cameras, someone else does. Basically you'll crowdsource content creation - while at the same time have soooo many personalities building F1 fanbases. Imagine past drivers doing this, on their own, from their home.

This also includes audio commentary. Let people stream their own. Either with a visual broadcast, or just for the world stream. Audio is tiny, uses almost no bandwidth.

Assuming you also add old races, this gets even more exciting. People can fill duller sections in races with highlights of previous seasons, or show a history of battles between drivers. They can make their own pre-/post-race segments.

edit: Also, since all of this should fully support VODs, this allows people to create their own race analysis a day or two after the race.

All of this with your content on your platform. That you monetize. Work out a profit sharing scheme for creators (like Youtube - but maybe better than Youtube :) ). You could even host the broadcasts (and additional content) of TV stations - let Sky/RTL/... also run (some of) their content on your site.

Now the final thing: This is not expensive to build - not for a multi-billion dollar organization like F1. But you can then license out the technology - or even the platform itself! - to other sports franchises. The world of sports is so antiquated. I can watch pretty much any TV show or movie I want easily online, for a modest price. Sports? Impossible. That's just such a waste for the entire generation of people below 30, many of which no longer watch TV at all.

F1 has the opportunity to break all of this wide open.

A video pass similar to MotoGP, so I can watch live or on delay (if possible with a download option for watching offline) and don't have to sell my soul to a cable company that charges extortionate prices and makes me pay for channels I don't want.

Please and thank you.

WOW!! Thank you. Might take a bit to process all this good stuff but will get back to you with some follow ups?

More releases of old races like the 2001 Malaysian GP.

Edit: Just to add,

@ u/F1_Research

Please DISABLE the comments in the YouTube channel. It is often filled with useless jokes, mocking of drivers, RACISM, just to name a few.

It's really pointless to keep the comment section there when 98% of the time, the comments don't relate to the video.

For example, in one of the videos (I won't reveal which one or everyone will flock to it), a comment that has a lot of likes says "Vettel is a n-zi" and you often see things like just "F-ck Hamilton" getting many likes by trolls.

Just give us the great content on it's own:)

BIG thanks to the guys at r/formula1, @F1Subreddit for this mind blower of a stat from Suzuka! 👏👏👏 Yeah... we lurk!

BIG thanks to the guys at r/formula1, @F1Subreddit for this mind blower of a stat from Suzuka! 👏👏...

Lets find their reddit account!

So we knew about /u/SauberF1Team and /u/ForceIndiaF1 being active on the sub, but it's pretty awesome seeing other teams lurking. Reveal yourselves!

Nice diversion, Toto.

Thank you!

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Jaime Alguersuari who used to drive for Toro Rosso is gay. He came out after he retired though.

The reigning WCC team chooses which pit stall they want and then it's set out from them I believe.

Don't believe they can pick anything other than the first or last pit stalls though.

Is there any gay drivers in history of F1

The engine freeze of '07, but that's about it. The 2014 rule change was touted as being for cost cutting, pushing efficiency, making them use only five PU's a year, etc etc. It ended up being the most expensive punt in history, a punt which killed two teams and severely crippled one. Going back, the '09 rule change was touted as making aero much simpler and thus cutting costs, opening the door for new teams. What happened was that teams figured out the outwash front wing and the double diffuser, and costs skyrocketed again. Ultimately, diminishing returns always happen, and the only way to keep costs low is to introduce standardised parts. Furthermore, the tighter the initial sandbox of a formula, the more expensive it is, as making gains is more and more expensive.

Congratulations Claire and Marc! We are delighted to announce the birth of Nathanial (Nate) Louis Harris, born at 1030am this morning.

Congratulations Claire and Marc! We are delighted to announce the birth of Nathanial (Nate) Louis...

When is next carting session scheduled ?

More likely to become Stroll Racing before then I think.

this baby feels like it was coming for 2.5 years

Pffft. Driving is for meatheads. This one has management potential written all over him.

Palmer vs. Magnussen at Austin 2016. This was not shown during the broadcast.

Palmer vs. Magnussen at Austin 2016. This was not shown during the broadcast.

Great defending by Palmer, but that Magnussen's move was really something.

because who needs round tyres

That is some serious wheel to wheel racing. Brilliant stuff.

I know everybody calls him "wannabe Verstappen" but his racing/racecraft is really excellent. He needs to work on Quali pace tho.

Try one of these subthreads