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Old 27 Mar 2017, 09:08 (Ref:3721803)   #31
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Simply can't wait for the season to start. Qualifying will be really interesting with such a strong grid.
With all the cars on base weight, I expect the times will be very close across most of the field.
If they don't nail a perfect lap, expect to see many of the favourites starting outside the top ten.

It would not surprise me if we saw two TD cars, two WSR cars, two Motorbase cars and three BMR cars outside the top ten having all failed to set a perfect lap (and still be within a second of the front row).
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Old 27 Mar 2017, 12:19 (Ref:3721851)   #32
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Well the ITV4 motorsport season has already started with WSBK and last week the Goodwood Members Meeting
Sounds like I need to find the channel again, thanks!
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Old 27 Mar 2017, 13:27 (Ref:3721867)   #33
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With all the cars on base weight, I expect the times will be very close across most of the field.
If they don't nail a perfect lap, expect to see many of the favourites starting outside the top ten.

It would not surprise me if we saw two TD cars, two WSR cars, two Motorbase cars and three BMR cars outside the top ten having all failed to set a perfect lap (and still be within a second of the front row).
Indeed. A close, competitive field and a short track. Being slightly off-line or not perfectly clipping every apex will result in several positions lost.

I expect all quotes after qualifying to be along the lines of "We're close, it's such a tight grid here, we didn't quite get the perfect set-up or make the most of the new tyres" ad nauseam.
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Old 27 Mar 2017, 13:38 (Ref:3721871)   #34
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Weather at the moment looks quite mixed. Showing rain saturday, clear sunday.
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Old 27 Mar 2017, 15:37 (Ref:3721894)   #35
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Indeed. A close, competitive field and a short track. Being slightly off-line or not perfectly clipping every apex will result in several positions lost.

I expect all quotes after qualifying to be along the lines of "We're close, it's such a tight grid here, we didn't quite get the perfect set-up or make the most of the new tyres" ad nauseam.
"we're there or there abouts" is a common one amongst racing drivers!
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Old 27 Mar 2017, 20:43 (Ref:3721965)   #36
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why do they say "WE" instead of "I" ? is there a secret co-driver ?


like "We passed inside " "We out brake him" "We managed the tires" etc
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Old 28 Mar 2017, 05:48 (Ref:3722056)   #37
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why do they say "WE" instead of "I" ? is there a secret co-driver ?


like "We passed inside " "We out brake him" "We managed the tires" etc
Two possible reasons

a) The mentality of the driver is based on a team effort, so if they out-brake someone it is also a result of the engineer's work as well as the driver's.

b) They understand the importance of their sponsors/partners, so describe their success as part of a partnership. Motorbase drivers may describe their success as being with Shredded Wheat / Duo, not funded by.
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Old 28 Mar 2017, 08:25 (Ref:3722082)   #38
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it sounds pathetic , they can just say thanks to our sponsors and team etc but no need to always say WE

I can't remeber in american interviews the driver always say WE
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At this point it would sound weird if they didn't say "we", especially Mat Jackson.
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Old 28 Mar 2017, 08:51 (Ref:3722092)   #40
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it sounds pathetic , they can just say thanks to our sponsors and team etc but no need to always say WE

I can't remeber in american interviews the driver always say WE
Drivers in all categories, across the globe, appreciate that it is a team effort to get results.

A quick search through the NASCAR website for some post-race interviews reveals this:

"It was definitely not the situation we wanted to be in, but we thought more guys would stay out there (under the sixth caution)," said Truex, who led 73 laps, second only to Larson's 110. "I think we only ran a few laps. It was definitely a disadvantage at the end and just really tight.
"Holding on for fourth was good for points. Overall, it was a good day for everybody. We just had that one pit stop and I slid a little bit -- a foot or so further than I had all day. The guys got the air hose caught on the splitter and we lost six spots or whatever it was (during a stop under caution on Lap 181). All in all, it was a good day, and we ran up front and led laps. The 42 (Larson) and I felt like we were the class of the field -- he just got it done, and we didn't."

From IndyCar website:

We’ll see if we can prosper and make some good things happen,” he said. “We have a very long list to get through (in testing) and we’ll try to get through as much as we can. The more miles you do around here, the better.”

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“Honestly, I’m a little speechless. We had a miserable day yesterday and that was all me, and today we turned it into a great day.”



This statement from Chris Smiley at Media Day sums up (I think) the driver's mentality that results are achieved as part of a team, but takes responsibility for their own mistakes:

“Today was the first day I’ve driven my own car but I felt comfortable straightaway. I didn’t even hook my best lap up properly because I made a mistake. Okay, it’s not a race weekend but this gives the whole team a boost going to Brands Hatch as it proves we’re not far away. We’re in the mix.”
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Old 28 Mar 2017, 18:09 (Ref:3722222)   #41
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meh seem all like corporate robots

we need characters like Dave Brodie back , and his legendary interview at 0.20

love the way he said "if they want to take ME and my team on "
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJL-yyoqe4I
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Old 28 Mar 2017, 18:26 (Ref:3722227)   #42
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No, they simply appreciate the hard work of the rest of the team. Nothing corporate robot about that, just decent human behaviour.
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Old 28 Mar 2017, 19:38 (Ref:3722241)   #43
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meh seem all like corporate robots

we need characters like Dave Brodie back , and his legendary interview at 0.20

love the way he said "if they want to take ME and my team on "
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJL-yyoqe4I
The difference there is it literally was his team, so nothing like the drivers you criticise for recognising that many other people contribute to their success.
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love the way he said "if they want to take ME and my team on "
Isn't "we" the same as "me and my team"?

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Wow, thank goodness the racing starts soon!
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