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  1. Newbie question as I've never really followed endurance racing: what happens if a team has drivers who are physically quite different? For the sake of argument let's say Mark Webber and Jamie Chadwick had to share a car for successive stints. Do the seats adjust like in a road car? What about weight limits, do the teams need to put in ballast if a lighter driver sits in after a heavier one?
  2. "What about all these guys outbraking at the first chicane? I mean Lewis at the start, that’s just… Put a fucking wall there and they won’t do it. Those fucking guys. Fucking kindergarten stuff.” Daniel Ricciardo on the subject of gaining an advantage by cutting a chicane, Mexico 2016.
  3. Just picked this up on Kindle. It's only £2.55!
  4. Deadwood is one of my girlfriend's very favourite shows, but I'd never seen any of it until a few weeks ago when we watched the whole thing in quick succession. It's magnificent and I'm so glad this finale is coming. I doubt we'll stay up for the 2am show but we'll certainly watch it this weekend.
  5. Good stuff in this week's Beyond The Grid podcast. The guest is John Watson who was a team-mate of Niki Lauda's for some years. Lots of reflection about Niki and some other gems as well. I won't spoil it all but some good bits include him describing Nelson Piquet Sr as "a piece of work at the best of times", and saying of Jean-Marie Balestre "Thank God he's dead."
  6. Touché I know a lot of Elton John songs but not a lot about Elton John himself, and I hadn't read anything about what the film would be like.
  7. Went to see this last night, knowing almost nothing about it bar a couple of trailers. Absolutely loved it.
  8. I have personally done it. If my Dreamcast still works I might even make a video but no promises.
  9. Did you ever try the Dreamcast fishing rod with other games besides Sega Bass Fishing? The daftest one was Soulcalibur, where you could swing your sword by casting the fishing rod. Proto-waggle years before the Wiimote And in Crazy Taxi, if you'd done all the bonus missions to unlock the bicycle rickshaw, you could drive that by cranking the reel to turn the pedals. The casting motion did a Crazy Dash. Genius.
  10. So what's the actual story? Are they a front company for money-laundering or something?
  11. When Kubica was on Beyond The Grid with Tom Clarkson he described his right hand as a "passenger". His left hand is doing all the steering input. I think his experience is a big part of the reason he's got the race seat, but not the whole story. I don't know why he's so much slower than Russell in the 2019 car but I'm more inclined to believe that it's because they can't field two comparable cars at the moment, rather than because he inherently can't physically manage to drive the thing. He was at least as fast as Stroll or Sirotkin in the 2018 car.
  12. I'd imagine it's less a modification and more a totally different wheel design. He doesn't have use of his right fingers or thumb, so he can't press any buttons on the right-hand half of the wheel unless he takes his left hand off the wheel entirely and reaches across. You can see it in his onboard footage: https://streamable.com/xx7fp Looks like, in effect, he can only adjust those controls if he's going in a straight line, as all he can do with the right hand is hold the wheel straight. I don't know how much of a hindrance that actually is, to be fair. Do drivers normally adjust things while turning?
  13. I'd say the choice will be made for him. I can't see Williams making it to the end of the season.
  14. The latest update has added a Hard Drop Sensitivity option, which may be of use to some people. Default is High (with a little Joy-Con button icon). You can set it to Low (with a D-pad icon) if that suits you better. Pre-update I've played a lot of games on the telly with a Wavebird and I personally didn't have any problems with the D-pad causing unwanted drops, but clearly it's good that they're incrementally improving this stuff. Now if only they'd add an option to turn off ghost piece.
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