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by James14
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake
Replies: 162
Views: 44861

Re: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake

Even as a Kimi fan I went for technically illegal/should not have received penalty. I choose this as the stewards seem to pick and choose when they implement the rule. I know Max gained an advantage but do you not gain in every situation like this. Even if he did not pass he would have gained time ...
by James14
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake
Replies: 162
Views: 44861

Re: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake

Even as a Kimi fan I went for technically illegal/should not have received penalty. I choose this as the stewards seem to pick and choose when they implement the rule. I know Max gained an advantage but do you not gain in every situation like this. Even if he did not pass he would have gained time w...
by James14
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: In my opinion Max very well may be the best driver
Replies: 197
Views: 51150

Re: In my opinion Max very well may be the best driver

Probably not the best...yet. But definitely the most exciting in my opinion. I'd also be confident he'd give Alonso, Hamilton and Vettel a fair run for their money in equal machinery now.
by James14
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Cool 2025 F1 Artist Concept
Replies: 17
Views: 5560

Re: Cool 2025 F1 Artist Concept

Nice to look at, but I dont think the person that produced them knows much about engineering, or what the current rules are or are likely to be by then. Does not detract from the aesthetic appeal of them though I agree. I wonder did anyone do anything similar 8 years ago and if they did how close w...
by James14
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What's Going to Happen at Ferrari Next Year?
Replies: 165
Views: 39380

Re: What's Going to Happen at Ferrari Next Year?

I suspect that it is more non ferrari fans are more concerned with this than ferrari fans themselves. Am I wrong? I imagine plenty non-Ferrari fans might want their driver in that car True and the fans of every other driver except Hamilton and Bottas are envious of the Mercedes seats. There are man...
by James14
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What's Going to Happen at Ferrari Next Year?
Replies: 165
Views: 39380

Re: What's Going to Happen at Ferrari Next Year?

Black_Flag_11 wrote:Also worth pointing out that the rumours are that Kimi has already been offered a 1 year deal for next year but hasn't signed yet. Maybe Kimi will decide to bow out himself?
Maybe Williams might tempt him assuming Massa retires?
by James14
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What's Going to Happen at Ferrari Next Year?
Replies: 165
Views: 39380

Re: What's Going to Happen at Ferrari Next Year?

I suspect that it is more non ferrari fans are more concerned with this than ferrari fans themselves. Am I wrong?
by James14
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What's Going to Happen at Ferrari Next Year?
Replies: 165
Views: 39380

Re: What's Going to Happen at Ferrari Next Year?

If the seat opens up I cant see them going for Verstappen (yet) more likely his team mate or someone like Sergio Perez.
I'd say things will remain the same for another year though.
by James14
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari "not interested" in Alonso
Replies: 93
Views: 21321

Re: Ferrari "not interested" in Alonso

I wouldn't be surprised if SM is drafting the contact for Alonso while he's saying that he's not interested in him. It just that way it is in sports, you deny until it is official. I'm not saying they are working on bringing back Fernando, just that I wouldn't surprised if they did. Exactly. Even i...
by James14
Sat May 27, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2777921

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Go Kimi!
by James14
Mon May 22, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: For the F1 and Photography Lovers
Replies: 9
Views: 3342

Re: For the F1 and Photography Lovers

They create a feeling which is hard to explain. I think its nostalgia even though they are modern subjects.
Interesting.
by James14
Wed May 10, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Team payouts for '16!
Replies: 49
Views: 12094

Re: F1 Team payouts for '16!

I agree with a heritage benefit but it should not be financial. It should be given in voting rights etc.
If a team is well supported and successful then it will reap financial rewards through prize money, sponsorship and merchandise.
by James14
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are realistic options to replace Alonso at Monaco?
Replies: 49
Views: 10659

Re: Who are realistic options to replace Alonso at Monaco?

Button tweeted yesterday "Why have I so many missed calls?"

:lol:
by James14
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 100
Views: 51819

Re: Sad news

Condolences to family and friends.
R.I.P. Patrick.
by James14
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Ferrari 2017
Replies: 232
Views: 93708

Re: Mercedes vs Ferrari 2017

4 way WDC would be good, although I think it would be a mistake to write Red Bull off just yet. I still think Mercedes will be leading the way come Australia. I think they have something in reserve I agree and think Merc and RB were holding back a bit. Also I'd bet Merc develop the car better over ...
by James14
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ecclestone Gone?
Replies: 78
Views: 14123

Re: Ecclestone Gone?

Thinking about it, how much longer can F1 be at the cutting edge and road relevant? If cars are going to be more and more autonomous and electric less and less of F1 tech is going to be relevant. There has to come a point where F1 says no this isn't a showcase for the manufacturers it's a sport. Th...
by James14
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ecclestone Gone?
Replies: 78
Views: 14123

Re: Ecclestone Gone?

I never thought I'd see the day. Hard to know whether this will work out for the better or not. When I see things like Zak Brown now saying F1 will be "more fan friendly" I shudder at the thought of what he might mean exactly +1 Often it is the case 'better the devil you know'. One thing I won't mi...
by James14
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?
Replies: 131
Views: 21642

Re: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?

Yes I think he would jump at the chance. At his stage in his career you would take proven over potential any day of the week. I'm sure he is sick of being sold potential every year with McLaren and Ferrari before that. Merc have done everything so well you cant imagine they would slip too far and at...
by James14
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will it Rain in Abu Dhabi?
Replies: 6
Views: 2523

Re: Will it Rain in Abu Dhabi?

lamo wrote:Very unlikely, it did rain in Bahrain this year - but the day before first practice.

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/03/31/2 ... x-weather/
Does the rain in Bahrain also fall mainly on the plain?
by James14
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Clinton or Trump?
Replies: 138
Views: 54863

Re: Clinton or Trump?

The good news: Trump is but a conman. The bad news: Trump is a psychopath (with the nukes) Although I could have seen Hilary starting a war quicker than Trump. Trump did use controversial and provocative language to get elected. But I have seen no evidence that he is a psychopath or any evidence th...
by James14
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Clinton or Trump?
Replies: 138
Views: 54863

Re: Clinton or Trump?

Pretty much America's Brexit. A rebuff to the establishment by ordinary people who are sick of seeing their standard and quality of life fall. The Democratic party (like a lot of centre left parties worldwide) need to take a long hard look at themselves. Clinton was a poor candidate and both her and...
by James14
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The drivers briefing footage is to be made avaliable
Replies: 18
Views: 3586

Re: The drivers briefing footage is to be made avaliable

http://f1broadcasting.co/2016/10/05/fom-set-to-release-driver-briefing-footage-publicly-from-japanese-grand-prix-onwards/ Great step. I remember watching the senna documentary and senna going off on a rant in japan. Hopefully the drivers will not turn into robots over the footage being avaliable an...
by James14
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull not allowed to fix Verstappen's clutch at Singapore
Replies: 79
Views: 12156

Re: Red Bull not allowed to fix Verstappen's clutch at Singa

I starting to change my opinion a bit. Look at it from the FIA's point of view. RB claim the clutch was faulty but could not show them any part was physically broke. Say the FIA take their word on good faith and let them work on the car. Other teams question this but the FIA cannot say for sure that...
by James14
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull not allowed to fix Verstappen's clutch at Singapore
Replies: 79
Views: 12156

Re: Red Bull not allowed to fix Verstappen's clutch at Singa

You would imagine that safety suggests you want cars in prime condition for the start. A dodgy clutch means the car is compromised.
It seems stupid to me that the FIA would not let them fix the issue.
by James14
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Felipe Massa to retire from F1 after 2016
Replies: 133
Views: 17761

Re: Felipe Massa to retire from F1 after 2016

I wish him well, he has served the sport well. As mentioned it was a pity about 2008.
by James14
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Felipe Massa to retire from F1 after 2016
Replies: 133
Views: 17761

Re: Massa press conference in Monza this afternoon

I'd guess it is to announce a deal extension.
If he was retiring I'd doubt there would be a need to have Claire Williams present.
by James14
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Radiohead
Replies: 13
Views: 7517

Re: Radiohead

Radiohead are for me a great band.
Ok Computer one of the finest albums of all time IMO.
by James14
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton: Simulator no better than PlayStation
Replies: 55
Views: 9201

Re: Hamilton: Simulator no better than PlayStation

I would have thought that a sim would be good for learning the layout of the track. End of.
There is no sim I am aware of that could replicate the feel of the car on certain tyres on different days given different temps and conditions. So I believe Hamilton on his playstation theory.
by James14
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault bid for Allison
Replies: 7
Views: 2865

Re: Renault bid for Allison

No doubt that Renault need to sign some quality personnel.
I can't see him leaving Ferrari but they must be a very difficult team to work for. Serious pressure and politics.
by James14
Tue May 31, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All New Top Gear Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 39459

Re: All New Top Gear Thread

My biggest disappointment was not that they copied the tried and tested format (ideally new presenters and writers should have brought their own concept of the show and give it a different spin) but they practically copied directly segments previously done. I seen cars being shot at before by lasers...
by James14
Sun May 29, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All New Top Gear Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 39459

Re: All New Top Gear Thread

For me it was the chemistry between the old presenters that made it work. Without that you are left with what we got tonight. The rallycross change to the star in a car was a good original idea, the only one unfortunately. The rest seemed to be a re run of previous segments with different presenters.
by James14
Sun May 29, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari and McLaren : Is it a culture thing?
Replies: 30
Views: 6344

Re: Ferrari and McLaren : Is it a culture thing?

Let's look at facts. Ferrari was almost completely Italian through the 80s and 90s, then Jean Todt, Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne, Michael Schumacher turn up, and the work culture changes, and they win a lot. Then from 2007, the team becomes more and more Italian, and for many years the drivers were Latin...
by James14
Sun May 15, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rosberg V Hamilton Crash Debate/Poll [MERGED]
Replies: 742
Views: 63301

Re: Rosberg V Hamilton Crash Debate/Poll [MERGED]

Voted None. Racing incident.
by James14
Thu May 05, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could RBR send Kvyat to STR mid season?
Replies: 369
Views: 37319

Re: Could RBR send Kvyat to STR mid season?

I have to say I thought this thread was a bit silly (full apologies Mr E!) when I first read it. I thought it was an over reaction to one very bad race for him. But how wrong I was. What we do not know is what may have happened behind the scenes. On the face of it it seems an over reaction. If they ...
by James14
Tue May 03, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Halo or Aeroscreen?
Replies: 89
Views: 10695

Re: Halo or Aeroscreen?

Covalent wrote:Don't know why we need a new name for a windshield, but the Aeroscreen one for me.
This kind of sums up a lot of F1's problems for me.
Even choosing a name they have to complicate it.
by James14
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?
Replies: 135
Views: 12642

Re: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?

He is quite a good self promoter.
by James14
Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: David Cameron
Replies: 38
Views: 21512

Re: David Cameron

Well, talk about hypocritical. He launches a very public attack on Jimmy Carr about his off shore money meddling and has actually done it himself. The worse bit is his lying/avoidance of the truth over the past week. Monday: He said his finances were a private matter. Tuesday am: I have no shares, ...
by James14
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is there anything Haas about the Haas car?
Replies: 52
Views: 7769

Re: Is there anything Haas about the Haas car?

I've been in this forum to hear people complain incessantly about HRT and Virgin and all the total failures of F1 projects that limped onto the grid, survived as back-markers for a short while and then vanished into the night. Now we have a new team that is competent, well-funded and performing rea...
by James14
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel thinks normally aspirated engines are better.
Replies: 303
Views: 23187

Re: Vettel thinks normally aspirated engines are better.

"I stick to what I said, which is that these power units are too expensive. They have cost a lot of money already and they will keep costing a lot of money and think everything else that we have been trying to do with adaptations and changes of rules doesn't change the key problem. I agree with thi...
by James14
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Haas F1 Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 10007

Re: The Official Haas F1 Thread

The one thing that F1 did not need presently was another new team trundling around at the back and running out of finances.
When you annoy a few around the paddock it is a sure sign you are doing something right.
Well done to Haas.