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by garagetinkerer
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brawn: 'Hamilton, Rosberg evenly matched'
Replies: 199
Views: 25369

Brawn: 'Hamilton, Rosberg evenly matched'

m From the front page... I was surprised not many included this bit here for discussion, especially as it is coming from someone whose words will carry some weight. Discuss away... My opinion: It had always been one of a bit of a surprise, to see Rosberg and Hamilton close together, but they're rath...
by garagetinkerer
Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the Hero the Villain?
Replies: 130
Views: 12195

Re: Is the Hero the Villain?

Having watched a promo video of RBR where Webber is fondly recounting a win at Monaco last year... and then he mentions Vettel's idea of leaping into harbour from energy station. They, like any two people have had their problems. They have both been proper pricks at times. Sometimes one is more pri...
by garagetinkerer
Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the Hero the Villain?
Replies: 130
Views: 12195

Re: Is the Hero the Villain?

Having watched a promo video of RBR where Webber is fondly recounting a win at Monaco last year... and then he mentions Vettel's idea of leaping into harbour from energy station. They, like any two people have had their problems. They have both been proper pricks at times. Sometimes one is more pri...
by garagetinkerer
Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the Hero the Villain?
Replies: 130
Views: 12195

Re: Is the Hero the Villain?

Having watched a promo video of RBR where Webber is fondly recounting a win at Monaco last year... and then he mentions Vettel's idea of leaping into harbour from energy station. They, like any two people have had their problems. They have both been proper pricks at times. Sometimes one is more pric...
by garagetinkerer
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the Hero the Villain?
Replies: 130
Views: 12195

Re: Is the Hero the Villain?

AravJ wrote:Vettels problem is that Marks fan are Lewis fans, and Alonso fans as well as his own (what little he had before Seb started beating lewis and Alonso)

Mark cannot do any wrong as long as its against Vettel.

:lol:

Funny but true...
by garagetinkerer
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's f1 car engine sound discussion :)
Replies: 344
Views: 39620

Re: Giancarlo Minardi about mysterious Vettel's engine sound

In before the Vettel fangirls call a guy with a lot more experience in F1 than they could ever hope for and with nothing to gain by claiming this a hater. Now now... i've personally not seen anyone but Hamilton fans use the term "hater!" lol yes but you would but seriously... i sometimes ...
by garagetinkerer
Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's f1 car engine sound discussion :)
Replies: 344
Views: 39620

Re: Giancarlo Minardi about mysterious Vettel's engine sound

Pedrosa_4_Ever wrote:In before the Vettel fangirls call a guy with a lot more experience in F1 than they could ever hope for and with nothing to gain by claiming this a hater.

Now now... i've personally not seen anyone but Hamilton fans use the term "hater!" :P
by garagetinkerer
Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone
Replies: 133
Views: 18399

Re: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone

How was my comment asinine or questionable? you're very argumentative aren't you? if you can't see how Bernie saying "That will be the chance for Ferrari and Mercedes to catch up with Vettel. Next year it might not be the best driver but the best car that wins the title." shows favouritis...
by garagetinkerer
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's f1 car engine sound discussion :)
Replies: 344
Views: 39620

Re: Redbull, Vettel cheating?

To me, RB are doing something that the others aren't. Vettel's pole lap relatively early on an evolving track didn't appear to be flat out, and he quickly opened up a large lead after the SC when Rosberg was holding back (possibly augmented by a longer lap time). To say they are cheating is pure sp...
by garagetinkerer
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's f1 car engine sound discussion :)
Replies: 344
Views: 39620

Re: Redbull, Vettel cheating?

Ugh. It seems like this 2.5 second advantage is going to become one those "well known facts" that is no fact at all. @ Blake and Blinky... Does your blood not boil when some think "cheat" when they're all trying to extract the most out of the given regulation? I mean McLaren hav...
by garagetinkerer
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's f1 car engine sound discussion :)
Replies: 344
Views: 39620

Re: Redbull, Vettel cheating?

Formula1Fan. wrote:
egnat69 wrote:seriously... again?

Well they got caught three times last year, it's far from out of the question. It doesn't matter anyway, the FIA wouldn't do anything about it even if they caught them.

You mean they breached regulations? Oh wait... it was Mercedes this year. Not RBR! :P
by garagetinkerer
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone
Replies: 133
Views: 18399

Re: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone

How was my comment asinine or questionable? you're very argumentative aren't you? if you can't see how Bernie saying "That will be the chance for Ferrari and Mercedes to catch up with Vettel. Next year it might not be the best driver but the best car that wins the title." shows favouritis...
by garagetinkerer
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone
Replies: 133
Views: 18399

Re: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone

oh wow, could he lick Vettel's pickle any deeper I'm sure a man who used to run a team once, and now runs F1 (for decades now), knows a fair bit more than most of us on some internet forum... wouldn't you agree? Yeah well, it seems many on this forum and elsewhere can't live with the fact the many ...
by garagetinkerer
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel now has highest win total..
Replies: 246
Views: 26167

Re: Vettel now has highest win total..

We'll you do have to deal with it. The stats don't lie, Vettel has been more successful than Hamilton. You can't argue that. Just because I don't share the same opinion you do doesn't make me less knowledgable. I shared straight facts with you and if you choose to ignore them that isn't my problem....
by garagetinkerer
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's f1 car engine sound discussion :)
Replies: 344
Views: 39620

Re: Redbull, Vettel cheating?

Ugh. It seems like this 2.5 second advantage is going to become one those "well known facts" that is no fact at all. @ Blake and Blinky... Does your blood not boil when some think "cheat" when they're all trying to extract the most out of the given regulation? I mean McLaren hav...
by garagetinkerer
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel now has highest win total..
Replies: 246
Views: 26167

Re: Vettel now has highest win total..

I haven't seen any evidence to suggest Vettel is a superior driver to Hamilton. Both are World Champions after all. Vettel has more titles, wins, poles, fastest laps, laps led and podiums than Hamilton and he's been in F1 less races. There is a case for Vettel being the superior driver. Very true. ...
by garagetinkerer
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel now has highest win total..
Replies: 246
Views: 26167

Re: Vettel now has highest win total..

Since stats are the sole barometer of the quality of drivers, someone like Gilles Villeneuve must have been crap. Not that many poles or wins and NO titles! Nice one Pedrosa! And Moss? Not even a WDC,tsk,tsk. Hmm... i thought i'd venture to answer you both. Stats are what you do with something that...
by garagetinkerer
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone
Replies: 133
Views: 18399

Re: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone

I hope he´s right and next year thing will change.... but I´m afraid they won´t.... What´s the reason they should? Adrian Newey is the best engineer in F1, and when there´s some rule change, they´re who made the differerence Look at 2009, Ross Brawn made the difference with the double diffusers , a...
by garagetinkerer
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone
Replies: 133
Views: 18399

Re: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone

"That will be the chance for Ferrari and Mercedes to catch up with Vettel. Next year it might not be the best driver but the best car that wins the title." oh wow, could he lick Vettel's pickle any deeper I'm sure a man who used to run a team once, and now runs F1 (for decades now), knows...
by garagetinkerer
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone
Replies: 133
Views: 18399

Re: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone

"That will be the chance for Ferrari and Mercedes to catch up with Vettel. Next year it might not be the best driver but the best car that wins the title." oh wow, could he lick Vettel's pickle any deeper I'm sure a man who used to run a team once, and now runs F1 (for decades now), knows...
by garagetinkerer
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone
Replies: 133
Views: 18399

Re: "His domination will end" - Ecclestone

"That will be the chance for Ferrari and Mercedes to catch up with Vettel. Next year it might not be the best driver but the best car that wins the title." oh wow, could he lick Vettel's pickle any deeper I'm sure a man who used to run a team once, and now runs F1 (for decades now), knows...
by garagetinkerer
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do fans give Adrian Newey too much credit?
Replies: 136
Views: 19999

Re: Do fans give Adrian Newey too much credit?

I don't think Newey gets too much credit. The guy has won WDCs with six different drivers, he has won a combined 18 (soon to be 20) WDCs and WCCs since 1992. Colin Chapman won 13 total titles with 5 drivers. Newey has been in F1 for a similar number of years to Chapman. I reckon you'd be hard press...
by garagetinkerer
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lopez- "Kimi is in F1 for Money"!
Replies: 140
Views: 20554

Re: Lopez- "Kimi is in F1 for Money"!

Well i believe he earns less than the likes of Alonso and Hamilton, possibly even than Kimi next year? From 2007 to 2009 he was earning much more than what Hamilton earns now! I think Alonso now only earns as much Kimi did during his time with Ferrari. Adjusted for inflation, it will look worse sti...
by garagetinkerer
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lopez- "Kimi is in F1 for Money"!
Replies: 140
Views: 20554

Re: Lopez- "Kimi is in F1 for Money"!

Well its not the first time this has been mooted, it was said the breakdown in the 2010 Mclaren drive was down to money. In 2010, they were offering him about less than half of what they were paying him in 2006. Forget about what Ferrari were paying Kimi... they were trying to undercut him. If you'...
by garagetinkerer
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel now has highest win total..
Replies: 246
Views: 26167

Re: Vettel now has highest win total..

PacificBeach wrote:Being his first full season, Schumacher also beat Senna in 1992 who was in a better car.

Now, now... tread carefully friend, before the Senna brigade arrives and brings the walls down on you.
by garagetinkerer
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel now has highest win total..
Replies: 246
Views: 26167

Re: Vettel now has highest win total..

I have thought a fair bit over this... It is interesting that most people overlook one 3 time WDC well not most oldtimers, but most new experts here and elsewhere and heck even on telly. Piquet Sr. was a heck of a racer. Most of the people usually complain that he didn't win too much. A lot also hav...
by garagetinkerer
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's f1 car engine sound discussion :)
Replies: 344
Views: 39620

Re: Redbull, Vettel cheating?

Yet another "discussion" thread about how RBR/ Vettel may possibly be winning not thanks to their hard work, but guile of Newey and breaking some rules... this forum never ceases to amuse. I don't know which way OP leans, but it is not very hard to guess given the initial post, and is that...
by garagetinkerer
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lopez- "Kimi is in F1 for Money"!
Replies: 140
Views: 20554

Re: Lopez- "Kimi is in F1 for Money"!

Everyone's in F1 for money of course, but some of them just want the money and they don't have ambitions anymore, others they aren't happy only with the money, they want big success. I would say that Vettel is one driver that goes for the success more than the money There's no such thing as "s...
by garagetinkerer
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lopez- "Kimi is in F1 for Money"!
Replies: 140
Views: 20554

Re: Lopez- "Kimi is in F1 for Money"!

Well its not the first time this has been mooted, it was said the breakdown in the 2010 Mclaren drive was down to money. In 2010, they were offering him about less than half of what they were paying him in 2006. Forget about what Ferrari were paying Kimi... they were trying to undercut him. If you'...
by garagetinkerer
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Does Mclaren need Ron Dennis back as TP?
Replies: 24
Views: 2897

Re: Does Mclaren need Ron Dennis back as TP?

Dennis has a lot of foibles likes the most of us... he however has his strengths too. However, what i've seen of the man, it leads to suggest that he better sit it out. I wouldn't know how he would do anything better than the team is already doing. He doesn't drive, not design... So somehow to think...
by garagetinkerer
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel now has highest win total..
Replies: 246
Views: 26167

Re: Vettel now has highest win total..

So 2 seconds a lap simply must be the car because its impossible for a driver to do (Which I agree with by the way) but this is all the drivers? m If you thought you saw dominance in 2011, when Red Bull typically had a few tenths of a second over their rivals in qualifying, think again. Behind the ...
by garagetinkerer
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel now has highest win total..
Replies: 246
Views: 26167

Re: Vettel now has highest win total..

Does anyone else feel surprised that Vettel has only 10 wins over Lewis. Seems like Vettel is winning a lot more than Lewis to have just a differential of 10 wins. Lewis only started 1 year or so earlier than Vettel. but seems he has been racking up wins along the way 2007 and 2008 McLaren's were f...
by garagetinkerer
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel now has highest win total..
Replies: 246
Views: 26167

Re: Vettel now has highest win total..

I never said he was lol In 1988 Mclaren produced a car far more dominant that any Red Bull have managed. A team mate like Dumfies is worse than any faced by Vettel. Thats what I was saying. Nothing more, nothing less. Prost wasnt Senna's weakest & not even the only fully dominant car Vettel has...
by garagetinkerer
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel now has highest win total..
Replies: 246
Views: 26167

Re: Vettel now has highest win total..

He has 1 more win than Schumacher had after 114 races. Makes you realize how impressive Schumacher was as he probably only had the best car for half a season in those 114 races. How dare you speak good of Schumacher... don't you know he was a cheat and had number two's for teammates edit: just noti...
by garagetinkerer
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Has the manners of the fans decreased over the years?
Replies: 33
Views: 3980

Re: Has the manners of the fans decreased over the years?

This question is directed towards the people who watched F1 before 05', we had so many great drivers in the past that dominated F1 with multiple wins such as Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Jim Clark, Juan Manuel Fangio, and etc. However, did they ever get the booed on podium before?...
by garagetinkerer
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso blames world title struggle on tyre change
Replies: 63
Views: 6642

Re: Alonso blames world title struggle on tyre change

He's kinda right. Just remember Barcelona. I'm not saying he would be comfortably in the lead of the WDC standings, but it would be much closer. Good job Pirelli (not) Hmm it would be closer still if not for incident at Sepang, or the DRS which failed on him at Sakhir. _____________________________...
by garagetinkerer
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Podium booing
Replies: 178
Views: 21207

Re: Podium booing

Fans don't believe he's better than the likes Alonso and Hamilton, so they know what they're watching isn't real but rather down to superior machinery. They come to watch a race, not a procession. Should really be "think", just as Vettel's fans "think" it is real. We dont know f...
by garagetinkerer
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Podium booing
Replies: 178
Views: 21207

Re: Podium booing

I'd maybe boo someone if they drove someone else off the track (...) Maybe they're not booing him BUT the result. Just maybe. I don't imagine people booing Vettel after finishing 2nd or 3rd. I would hope you are right, but it does seem directed at Vettel. When Martin Brundle interviewed him on the ...
by garagetinkerer
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Podium booing
Replies: 178
Views: 21207

Re: Podium booing

Fans don't believe he's better than the likes Alonso and Hamilton, so they know what they're watching isn't real but rather down to superior machinery. They come to watch a race, not a procession. Should really be "think", just as Vettel's fans "think" it is real. We dont know f...
by garagetinkerer
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RBR really equal?
Replies: 132
Views: 17100

Re: RBR really equal?

I never said anyone was cheating, merely that I have my suspicions. Personally, I find it hard to believe that Seb is that good to pull away that fast without some form of assistance. Look at the gaps behind Seb after the SC and the start, and how close everyone was behind Nico, theres no way the w...