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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Lyria on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:23 pm

I wasn't running away, I was avoiding the minefield, it's called self preservation ;)
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby RedStig on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:33 pm

Lyria wrote:I wasn't running away, I was avoiding the minefield, it's called self preservation ;)

Would that minefield be full of Bouncing Betties???
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Dev on Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:06 am

Lyria wrote:I wasn't running away, I was avoiding the minefield, it's called self preservation ;)


You've got to face fear head on. :cop: :cop:
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Mafia on Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:14 am

Dev wrote:
Lyria wrote:I wasn't running away, I was avoiding the minefield, it's called self preservation ;)


You've got to face fear head on. :cop: :cop:


is that why you run into walls? :confused:
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Dev on Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:16 am

I'm not scared of walls :confused:
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Sinister on Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:21 pm

Sinister wrote:
Sinister wrote:Hmm can't find a Lehto thread , so...


Former grand prix driver JJ Lehto was injured in a boating accident early on Friday morning, Finnish media has reported.

The 44-year-old Finn was reportedly thrown out of the small boat he was travelling in when it struck a bridge support.

Lehto suffered head injuries and broken ribs but was able to swim to shore, although a friend who had been travelling with him was reportedly killed in the accident.



Get well soon double J. :thumbs:



Now Lehto is in trouble


Michael Schumacher's former F1 team-mate JJ Lehto could find himself having to answer a manslaughter charge after Finnish police concluded that he was driving the speedboat in which his friend was killed last summer

Former F1 star and two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner JJ Lehto could have to face a charge of manslaughter in his native Finland following the boating accident last summer in which his friend was tragically killed.

The speedboat in which Lehto and his friend were travelling collided with a bridge pillar close to Tammisaari on the southern Finnish coast, leaving Lehto himself with head injuries.

The ex-Benetton and Sauber ace said that he had no memory of the early morning June accident, but he failed a blood-alcohol test and according to local media reports, police have now concluded that he was driving the boat when it crashed and as such should be held responsible for his friend's death – leaving him open to a manslaughter charge.

Lehto has already been fined for recklessness and for travelling at significantly over the speed limit at almost 40 knots in a five-knot zone, and he could also find himself prosecuted and sued by the family of his deceased friend.

Following a six-year F1 career in which his evident potential was never realised following a neck-breaking pre-season testing accident at Silverstone in 1994, Lehto turned to sportscars and touring cars, in which he achieved tremendous success. The 44-year-old has since worked as an expert grand prix commentator for Finnish station MTV3.



Lehto escapes punishment.


Former grand prix driver JJ Lehto has been sentenced to two years and four months in prison for his part in the boat accident that killed a friend last year.

The Finn was injured and his friend died in the crash, which took place in June of 2010 when the boat they were travelling on struck a bridge support in Finland.

A Finnish court said the 45-year-old was drunk and speeding on his boat, news agency Reuters reports.

Lehto had denied he was driving the boat.

His lawyer is appealing the sentence.

Lehto drove in Formula 1 from 1988 to 1994, achieving a third place at the 1991 San Marino GP as his best result.
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Lyria on Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:39 pm

Toro Rosso have dropped Buemi and Alguersuari then. Wow, didn't expect that at all :eek: They're running Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vernge next year instead.

Full story: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/12/ ... oro-rosso/
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Sinister on Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:30 pm

Yeah that is surprising.

Buemi for Williams. Thats my guess. :indian:
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Crossa on Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:06 pm

This is silly. We should be discussing this in the silly season 2012 thread.




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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Sinister on Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:56 pm

We are officially still in 2011. :hihi:
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Sinister on Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:37 pm

Lyria wrote:Toro Rosso have dropped Buemi and Alguersuari then. Wow, didn't expect that at all :eek: They're running Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vernge next year instead.

Full story: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/12/ ... oro-rosso/



You meant to post that in the 2012 thread didn't you Bosslady? :hihi:
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Lyria on Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:14 pm

Sinister wrote:
Lyria wrote:Toro Rosso have dropped Buemi and Alguersuari then. Wow, didn't expect that at all :eek: They're running Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vernge next year instead.

Full story: http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/12/ ... oro-rosso/



You meant to post that in the 2012 thread didn't you Bosslady? :hihi:



I might have :roll: :shy: :hihi:
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Dev on Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:12 am

Lyria wrote:Vernge


Pronunciation guide please? :confused: Vern-gee? Vern-yeah?
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Mafia on Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:17 am

Dev wrote:
Lyria wrote:Vernge


Pronunciation guide please? :confused: Vern-gee? Vern-yeah?


I guess its "Vern"... French guys has a thing with "g" :hihi:
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Re: Silly Season 2011

Postby Mafia on Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:50 am

So the updated drivers status for 2012 so far is;

Redbull
Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber

Mclaren
Jenson Button
Lewis Hamilton

Ferrari
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa

Mercedes
Nico Rosberg
Michael Schumacher

Renault
Kimi Raikkonen
Romain Grosjean

Force India
Paul Deresta
Nico Hulkenberg

Sauber
Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez

Toro Rosso
Jean Eric Vernge
Dainel Ricciardo

Williams
???
???

Caterham F1
Heiki Kovalinen
Jarno Trulli :banghead:

Virgin (Still???)
Timo Glock
Charles Pic

HRT
Pedro De La Rosa
???

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Available drivers
Adrian Sutil
Vitaly Petrov
Pastor Meldonado
Rubens Barrichello
Bruno Senna
Jerome Dambrosio
Vitentonio Luizzi
Jaime Algursauri
Sebastian Buimi
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