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(Formula 1)   Can Nico Rosberg continue the German domination in international sports? Will Lewis Hamilton recover after crashing in qualifying? Can Williams stop Mercedes domination? This is your Formula 1 German Grand Prix discussion thread at 7:30am EDT on CNBC   (formula1.com) divider line 138
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2014-07-20 09:32:17 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: The announcers refuse to acknowledge that Bernie's outrageous track fees and attendant high ticket prices explain the empty stands. They simply don't know why people don;t want to come to the race!


When German fans don't come to Hockenheim (notorious for how deafening the stadium section can be), to watch a German driver in a German car dominate the race, there's a _huge_ problem.
 
2014-07-20 09:32:26 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: The announcers refuse to acknowledge that Bernie's outrageous track fees and attendant high ticket prices explain the empty stands. They simply don't know why people don;t want to come to the race!


Well it's alright for them. They all get free passes.
 
2014-07-20 09:34:37 AM  
Today's story: Rosberg in a walk. Not bad for a second-rate driver with no chance at the title.
 
2014-07-20 09:35:40 AM  
Have they even _shown_ Rosberg, except for pitting?
 
2014-07-20 09:36:53 AM  
BBC pumping the excuses for Hamilton's inability to pass.
 
2014-07-20 09:37:43 AM  
drumset.premier-percussion.com
GJ Niko
 
2014-07-20 09:38:08 AM  
Hate him all you like.
Hamilton drove a blinder today.
20th to 3rd. Not too shabby really
 
2014-07-20 09:38:23 AM  
Good job nico. Bottas for second. Ahhh Hamilton still got third but as long as Rosberg finishes ahead of him I'm happy.
 
2014-07-20 09:40:28 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Hobbs just picked Lewis Hamilton from P20. It would take nothing short of a miracle for that to happen, and if it does I'll never doubt again, I'll just mutter bitterly about fixes, justice, and Bernie Ecclestone.


Barrichello did it on the old track.

It WAS a miracle, though.
 
2014-07-20 09:40:57 AM  

Pista: Hate him all you like.
Hamilton drove a blinder today.
20th to 3rd. Not too shabby really


Nope, not too shabby. But it's mitigated by a dominant car. Rosberg could have done the same thing in his car, but because he didn't boob it up in qualifying he didn't have to.
 
2014-07-20 09:47:40 AM  
I do love an awkward podium
 
2014-07-20 09:48:53 AM  
What the fark is that bloke wearing?
 
2014-07-20 09:48:59 AM  
Another good drive from Hulkenberg too.
 
2014-07-20 09:50:53 AM  
"Listen to this..."

*crickets*

Those stands really were empty.
 
2014-07-20 09:57:25 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: "Listen to this..."

*crickets*

Those stands really were empty.


Yep. Cheapest tickets were about 165 euro ($222) going up to around 500 euro ($680).
Add to that the fact that it was hot on the heels of a world cup win (where a lot of German sports fans went to Brazil & the remaidner stayed behind & drunk 3x their body weight in beer & it's no surprise there were empty stands.
 
2014-07-20 10:01:58 AM  
Just 30 minutes until the Indycar race.  Looks like they want to start right at 10:30 eastern.
 
2014-07-20 10:18:34 AM  

gt4pete: Just 30 minutes until the Indycar race.  Looks like they want to start right at 10:30 eastern.


They kinda have to, they have to squeeze in two races today.
 
2014-07-20 10:23:46 AM  

gt4pete: Just 30 minutes until the Indycar race.  Looks like they want to start right at 10:30 eastern.


Do we have a thread coming down the pipe?
 
2014-07-20 10:30:35 AM  

Jensaarai: gt4pete: Just 30 minutes until the Indycar race.  Looks like they want to start right at 10:30 eastern.

Do we have a thread coming down the pipe?


There is according to yesterday's thread, but it isn't posting until 11am.
 
2014-07-20 10:36:21 AM  

clear_prop: *kicks his TiVo*

For some reason, the guide has the 4:30am broadcast as a repeat, so it is only going to record the replay.  Sounds like there was some fun at the start I'll want to watch.

Watching live now, because who cares about spoilers when the winner is known after qualifying.


On mine it wasn't set as a repeat, but I had to set up the recording anyway because it was on a different channel.
 
2014-07-20 10:39:24 AM  
LOL, and the race slows to a standstill in Toronto XD
 
2014-07-20 10:41:23 AM  
Fillipe turns Pagenaud, and Sato into Newgarden =  track blocked
 
2014-07-20 10:44:56 AM  
Race one thread from yesterday is still active:

http://www.fark.com/comments/8342451
 
2014-07-20 10:45:10 AM  
This race is farking cursed.
 
2014-07-20 10:46:02 AM  
uh? some teams are allowed to work on their cars and others arent?
 
2014-07-20 11:06:39 AM  

Dinobot: uh? some teams are allowed to work on their cars and others arent?


The ones that did took a big penalty.
 
2014-07-20 11:25:41 AM  

Pista: Adolf Oliver Nipples: "Listen to this..."

*crickets*

Those stands really were empty.

Yep. Cheapest tickets were about 165 euro ($222) going up to around 500 euro ($680).
Add to that the fact that it was hot on the heels of a world cup win (where a lot of German sports fans went to Brazil & the remaidner stayed behind & drunk 3x their body weight in beer & it's no surprise there were empty stands.


Plus its a boring season even by F1 standards. Barring mistakes or breakage only two cars can win.
 
2014-07-20 11:36:59 AM  

mikaloyd: Pista: Adolf Oliver Nipples: "Listen to this..."

*crickets*

Those stands really were empty.

Yep. Cheapest tickets were about 165 euro ($222) going up to around 500 euro ($680).
Add to that the fact that it was hot on the heels of a world cup win (where a lot of German sports fans went to Brazil & the remaidner stayed behind & drunk 3x their body weight in beer & it's no surprise there were empty stands.

Plus its a boring season even by F1 standards. Barring mistakes or breakage only two cars can win.


True but when the Mercs have problems, then the resulting race becomes fantastic stuff.
 
2014-07-20 11:59:56 AM  
Interesting that Nico referred to the "soccer" world championship - I thought the US was the only country that did that.
 
2014-07-20 12:08:47 PM  
www.f1fanatic.co.uk
 
2014-07-20 12:33:12 PM  

mikaloyd: Pista: Adolf Oliver Nipples: "Listen to this..."

*crickets*

Those stands really were empty.
Plus its a boring season even by F1 standards. Barring mistakes or breakage only two cars can win.


You obviously missed the first half of the season.  This season has been awesome, Mercedes flexing some muscle with their new, innovative engine as well as a good chassis, two top drivers battling and great racing on the tracks from all the teams.  Reflecting back to the last four years where it was Red Bull year in and year out, I like this season a lot.

Also, the Williams and Sahara teams doing well.  For those people that didn't go to the race, I'd say you lost out.  I know that the track pretty well sucks since it was shortened, but it still looked like it would be a good time.  Especially if you could get seats in the top of the main grandstands.
 
2014-07-20 01:07:24 PM  

ski9600: You obviously missed the first half of the season.


No I really didnt. I may have a different idea of what is interesting than you do but I watched the races. This is not even in the top 50 seasons of Formula One as far as good interesting races goes..
 
2014-07-20 02:42:44 PM  

mikaloyd: ski9600: You obviously missed the first half of the season.

No I really didnt. I may have a different idea of what is interesting than you do but I watched the races. This is not even in the top 50 seasons of Formula One as far as good interesting races goes..


I have enjoyed F1 immensely this year. The Red Bull show got boring and the Mercedes show will too if it lasts more than this year. Ferrari and Renault will not let that happen though.
 
2014-07-21 11:04:12 AM  

Dinobot: spawn73: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 640x360]

Hamilton looks like a bigger douchebag than Justin Bieber.

Not a bigger douchebag than bieber, but about as bad as Kaepernick


is it the flat brim hat that's throwing you guys off?
is it the "hip hop" vibe?
too brown?
 
2014-07-21 11:36:00 AM  

spawn73: Dinobot: spawn73: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 640x360]

Hamilton looks like a bigger douchebag than Justin Bieber.

Not a bigger douchebag than bieber, but about as bad as Kaepernick

Not his personality mind you, but his looks. Those huge diamond earstuds, and the douchebeard.


guess i should have kept scrolling for the explanation of the hate

is f1 the only sport where the athletes don't groom themselves & dress fancy / splash their cash?

www.totalprosports.com
has to wear shades so your hate & his rings don't blind him
 
2014-07-21 11:46:40 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: The announcers refuse to acknowledge that Bernie's outrageous track fees and attendant high ticket prices explain the empty stands. They simply don't know why people don;t want to come to the race!


except the did comment on the empty stands and the high prices
but rage on
 
2014-07-21 12:07:49 PM  

JayCab: Massa gets flipped over... that's twice in a row he's been taken out at the start. Terrible luck.


fark Massa.

He's all over the media preaching about how Magnussen should learn not to try to overtake up to the first corner.
 
2014-07-21 12:55:13 PM  
"My name may be spelled 'Felipe Massa', but it is actually pronounced...."

img.fark.net

/actual screen grab from google
 
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