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  1. True, Albon was 2/3rds of a car length ahead of Hamilton. @Barton - McLaren didn't take that long to get on the podium, remember Hamilton's penalty and Sainz's belated podium in Brazil last year? There's a popular theory circulating the interwebs - if Hamilton hits Albon a McLaren ends up on the podium.
  2. Agreed, Bottas kept a cool head under enormous pressure. Hamilton's penalty was IMHO justified, but whether Albon was bit optimistic when he went for an outside pass is another matter. Vettel looks like he doesn't give a flying crap about what's going on, he's there to collect his pay and bugger off at the end of the season. Carlos drove a fine, measured race and demonstrated why Ferrari picked him over a 4-time world champion. Leclerc is showing incredible maturity and drove so well he must've made The Professor (Alain Prost) proud, and that's with a car that's now firmly in the midfield in t
  3. What a race! I'll let the video do the talking...
  4. Hello DJ, welcome to JG1 boards. Our CO will drop you a message shortly.
  5. My dear American friends, on this special holiday please accept this gift of sizzling bacon from your European colleagues. Sincerely, Firefly XO II.JS, JG-1 "Fritz Schmenkel". MOV_0007.mp4
  6. Not much to say except that I'm VERY excited for this weekend. Can't wait to see how the boys in orange do in the race, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Carlos. I also wonder if the pink Mercedes is going to live up to the hype. Ze Germans picked up right where they left off in 2019, dominating free practice. I was hoping the Red Bulls would be nipping at their heels, but the RB16 appears skittish and tricky to drive. The Italian teams are nowhere - looks like the pandemic affected them worst. Renault's pace seems promising, but I'm not holding my breath - their response to Danny Ric's depar
  7. I've seen that before, it's on my list of things to do before I kick the bucket.
  8. Wow, just wow. From the first comment (pinned by the author of the video):
  9. Oi, my birthday is in a week and a half, I call dibs on the MiG!
  10. Oh yeah, they are made for twisty roads. A friend of mine also had a 2nd gen Turbo. Man, what a fun car that was! Speaking of RX-7s...
  11. As much as I like Peter Ustinov, this documentary has a few errors... The rather unflattering description of the Zvezda KM-1M ejection seat is a case in point. As for the videos I've been watching, this is a fascinating one: I also found this gem in my YouTube favourites - 9000 rpm of 4-rotor goodness housed in a purpose-built tube frame chassis. I've been infatuated with the Wankel rotary ever since I test drove a first-gen RX-7 way back in 2006.
  12. If you call him up, please let him know Poland wants her MiG back. I wonder if the seller would accept a truckload of pierogi as payment. I'd be happy to throw in a couple of cases of Polish vodka to seal the deal.
  13. Not sure if I'd posted this before, but it's worth a watch. It's a 1990s helmet cam taken by a Viggen pilot during ACM training. Press "CC" for English subtitles. Here's another one, a 1970s documentary about the Swedish STRIL air defence system.
  14. Respect your elders! When I was young, pilots didn't have touchscreens, they smashed buttons with a hammer! Exactly. Tranche 1 Eurofighters are purebred air superiority fighters, not the multirole combat aircraft that the latest versions have become.
  15. Yawn. We need more REDFOR planes, not this modern crap!
  16. I just hope the movie is better than the trailer, because the latter has so many inaccuracies that it gave me a headache.
  17. Hello Dima, welcome to JG-1 boards!
  18. A man of culture I see... Welcome to the forums!
  19. @Klaiber, this recruitment campaign of yours is working like a charm, glad we have so many Euro applications. Welcome to our boards @Anstennje Sause!
  20. Both of them do. I'm quite partial to the sound of a lovely V12, be it a Rolls-Royce or a Daimler-Benz.
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