Fantasy Formula 1 time again

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Poodu, Feb 12, 2001.

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  1. MomentOfTriumph Jedi Grand Master

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    waaa, just remembered, MURRY IS NO MORE, he is and ex commentator, hes pinining for the circits
  2. AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus

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    He's still around for this season isn't he??
  3. MomentOfTriumph Jedi Grand Master

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    nope hes gone as far as i know
  4. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    He is doing nine of the 16 rounds this year, I think. James Allen will be doing the rest and taking over from next year permanently...I was hoping Damon Hill was gonna get into the commentary box!

    "Do you remember a small waterboy?"
  5. MomentOfTriumph Jedi Grand Master

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    please god nooooooo not damon 'sad git i only know about f1, did you know my dad was a driver too?' hill. spare me please :)
  6. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Nope..won't spare you...he's the man! Only knows about F1? Also a former British Superbike Champ with 28 wins from only 3 seasons as well as winning 3 F3 races in the massively uncompetitive Lola chassis against the might of the field of Reynard cars...developed the most awesomely competitive F1 car of the nineties, won Prost and Mansell's championships for them by his ace developmental work, nearly won Arrows their first race before a 10p seal broke, brought Jordan up a level by winning their first GP in nearly ten years of trying as well as being one of the more colourful and now missed elements of the F1 field. ;)
  7. Sith_Minx Jedi Knight

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    Poodu, you are a sad git!
  8. MomentOfTriumph Jedi Grand Master

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    whenever ive hreard him speak hes ad dull as watching a dull lightbulb thats dull
  9. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    What's more dull...the dull lightbulb or the dullard that watches it?
  10. MomentOfTriumph Jedi Grand Master

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  11. Sith_Minx Jedi Knight

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  12. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    miaow! ;)

    Pah, say what you like, but Damon plays guitar with Eddie Jordan in their post-race band and behind the scenes is/was one hell of a character...fair enough, in interviews and stuff he wasn't too charismatic, but then again, he was a very introspective person, unlike his father who was the complete opposite.
  13. AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus

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    Damon Hill has had a personality bypass.
  14. Sith_Minx Jedi Knight

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  15. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Further to the Damon Hill discussion yesterday..another interesting fact!

    Grand Prix Starts

    1 Ricardo Patrese (Ita) - 256
    2 Gerhard Berger (Aut) - 210
    3 Andrea de Cesaris (Ita) - 208
    4 Nelson Piquet (Bra) - 204
    5 Alain Prost (Fra) - 199
    6 Michele Alboreto (Ita) - 194
    7 Nigel Mansell (Gbr) - 187
    8 JEAN ALESI (Fra) - 184
    9 Graham Hill (Gbr) & Jacques Laffite (Fra) - 176

    Grand Prix Wins

    1 Alain Prost (Fra) - 51
    2 MICHAEL SCHUMACHER (Ger) - 44
    3 Ayrton Senna (Bra) - 41
    4 Nigel Mansell (Gbr) - 31
    5 Jackie Stewart (Gbr) - 27
    6= Jim Clark (Gbr) & Niki Lauda (Aut) - 25
    8 Juan Manuel Fangio (Arg) - 24
    9 Nelson Piquet (Bra) - 23
    10 Damon Hill (Gbr) - 22

    Notice that, despite the fact that Damon Hill only raced in just over 100 races, much less than the top ten most races above, he still gets into the top ten of race winners with 22 race wins from only seven seasons! At the end of the 1996 season he had a race to win ratio unparalleled by anyone in the sport at the time of one win in three races through his career. Even the almighty Schumacher can't boast that sort of figure!

    Anyhoo...been in contact with Top Gear and the Fantasy F1 game should be up and running in the next day or two. Hopefully today, more likely tomorrow, which means Thursday, knowing the beeb!
  16. AlphaWolf Manager Emeritus

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    The only reason he has alot of race wins is because the Williams of that year was unbeatable.

    Could you imagine if Shumacher was in one of those things!

  17. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Possibly the same would happen...remember that the Benetton had exactly the same engine as the Williams that year, so they were near as damnit in the same equipment.

    Oh, and the only reason the car was that good was because of Damon's development work throughout the nineties to that point...so in the end he deserved that car and that championship..especially considering the cheating Kraut nobbled Damon in Australia to nick the title in 94...
  18. MARA-JADE Jedi Knight

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    Ok, I'm all signed up. This will be a laugh.[face_mischief]
  19. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Excellent!! Thanks MARA!
  20. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    It's up and running! Not as good as last year, by the looks of it, but not bad!

    http://www.ff1.beeb.com

    Sign up, enter your team and then post the details here:

    Name: Poodu Racing

    Driver 1: Michael Schumacher
    Driver 2: Kimi Raikkonen
    Driver 3: Jos Verstappen

    Car: Prost

    Tyres: Michelin
  21. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Oi, you lot...come on! Only two days to go!!
  22. MomentOfTriumph Jedi Grand Master

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    hakkinen, verstappen and alonso, jordan and michelin
  23. MomentOfTriumph Jedi Grand Master

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    hehe, me and thee for the title race sammy
  24. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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  25. MomentOfTriumph Jedi Grand Master

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    gonna go for another team:
    phonik racing

    frentsen
    fishichella
    verstappen
    ferarri
    michellin
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