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by jono794
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 - 2019 just an illusion after all?
Replies: 51
Views: 4903

Re: 2017 - 2019 just an illusion after all?

Exediron mistook what I said, anyway still interesting how the Mercedes are cheating got a free pass. It got a free pass from me because it's: a) Impossible to prove one way or another at this time b) Probably true The poster was making the point that every F1 team is likely cheating to a larger or...
by jono794
Fri May 22, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the current grid weak?
Replies: 84
Views: 8554

Re: Is the current grid weak?

I agree the grid is young and unproven and therefore, it is weak. When Vettel leaves, and assuming Alonso does not return, then you have 2 WDCs on the gri d - and that is assuming Kimi stays (and he won't be challenging with his team). Of the remaining, Verstappen and Riccardo could possibly challe...
by jono794
Mon May 18, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari and Indy Car 2022 ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2715

Re: Ferrari and Indy Car 2022 ?

No. I am not claiming that at all. If I were, i would just have stated that it is. Just dumbed down so they have to be close......a show. Pick a number and spin the wheel. ;) So you're claiming the race orders are chosen at random? I'm confused. You seem to be claiming that Indycar is not a legitim...
by jono794
Sun May 17, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari and Indy Car 2022 ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2715

Re: Ferrari and Indy Car 2022 ?

Aaaaaahhhh how history repeats itself. At least this time Ferrari doesn't have to waste the time and expense in building a FIA threatening car, it can just buy a DW12 off the shelf. ;) The previous scare tactic, the CART F-637..... https://external-preview.redd.it/3kGs44FKTWSJ5HpcoMXUp3arKOweS5tZiM...
by jono794
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 25014

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

mikeyg123 wrote:I think after day 1 it's safe to say the 2020 season will be a hard thought battle between Mercedes and Racing Point.
But they'll be working together in the courtroom :lol:
by jono794
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 25014

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

I'm not sure what your post would add or detract from my post... They have simply tried to copy all they could see, that is basically what I said. The point I was making is that that doesn't make it "a W10 with a pink paint job". I would expect passing similarities between the two cars, but those h...
by jono794
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 25014

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

If Reddit can get hold of that detailed photograph of the W10 brake assembly then it is clearly impossible for Racing Point to do so. What are you getting at? I just wanted to point out there seems to be much more than a passing similarity between the RP20 and W10. It's not just the ducting, have a...
by jono794
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 25014

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

I expect there will be a lot of grumbling early doors, especially if the RP is scoring big points, but I can't see them developing the car properly at all if its just the W10 with a pink paint job. Well of course it isn't a pink W10 and there shouldn't be any complaints. It is indeed probable they ...
by jono794
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton
Replies: 109
Views: 14368

Re: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton

This thread is about Tifosi wishful thinking, as usual. You heard it here first... Hamilton will finish his career at Mercedes. The two parties are saying far too many nice things about each other for it to be Tifosi wishful thinking. I have no doubt discussions have been held. To say anything more...
by jono794
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 20672

Re: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Enforce every white line. Imagine if we were having this argument about Tennis or Football. Unsurprisingly, different sports have different priorities. The line is there to mark where the playing surface ends. Going outside the line is not necessarily an advantage, but doing so is against the rules...
by jono794
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 20672

Re: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Enforce every white line. Imagine if we were having this argument about Tennis or Football.
by jono794
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2010-19 - end of a decade
Replies: 24
Views: 5440

Re: 2010-19 - end of a decade

According to some (and the modified Julian date) the decade doesn't end until at the end of 2020. :-P Please don't start! For the purposes of this thread the OP has named the decade in question 2010-2019. The decade that ends at the end of 2020 is the 202nd decade of the Gregorian calendar, not the...
by jono794
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2010-19 - end of a decade
Replies: 24
Views: 5440

Re: 2010-19 - end of a decade

1. Driver of the decade Lewis Hamilton 2. Team of the decade Red Bull Racing 3. Race of the decade Baku 2017 4. Lap of the decade Mark Webber - Pole Position Monaco 2010 5. Season of the decade 2012 6. Best single race performance of the decade Maldonado - Barcelona 2012 7. Favourite moment of the d...
by jono794
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Brazil
Replies: 59
Views: 6155

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Brazil

I've gone for: Hulkenberg - I've explained before in this thread. Ricciardo was the quicker driver this weekend. But he made a mistake which he was responsible for. As well as getting the 5 second penalty, he suffered the big consequences of his rather common and clumsy lunge. I've said this before...
by jono794
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 103042

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Can you have progressive suspension failure? Its not as though the bushes have worm out over time is it. Its either a broken arm or its not surely! The image I saw on the broadcast looked like the lower wishbone arm failed - as in the arm itself, not where it joins to the car. I'm no expert but it ...
by jono794
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 116754

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Covalent wrote:Sad day for F1 if it turns out that the only way to best Mercedes is to cheat. It's still a big 'if' though.
My favorite old motor racing saying is "I know you're cheating because I'm cheating and you're still beating me."

Somewhat apt to the current situation I think.
by jono794
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 4th in the WCC
Replies: 21
Views: 7453

Re: 4th in the WCC

I think McLaren has had the clear 4th best car for most of this year, and a combination of bad luck and (occasionally) driver differences have made it closer on the points table than it should be. Renault have been doing a good job on Sundays by and large, it's just they have had to overcome awful ...
by jono794
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paul di Resta and Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 86
Views: 12951

Re: Paul di Resta and Lewis Hamilton

Forums everywhere are well past their peak. This is the only forum I was using a decade ago that is still alive. People use Reddit now or just comment on social media. This isn't the most dead F1 forum, but there are several which generate far more traffic than this one, going by the regularity of ...
by jono794
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 56530

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

It was interesting you used Leclerc too, the same Leclerc who was 5-1 down in qualifying against Vettel and generally well beaten - bahrain aside - in there first 7-8 races of the season by Vettel. After being 5-1 down, he then went what was it? 9 straight wins against him in qualifying... Leclerc ...
by jono794
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 81368

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

Are there any speed trap figures from Austin? Here ya go. It's a PDF file so I can't post it in the forum. https://www.fia.com/file/106230/download Leclerc's start/finish speed would suggest there is still a substantial advantage in acceleration. The gap was similar in qualifying. I'm not totally c...
by jono794
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 56530

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

But you agree, Verstappen massively improved though right? He went from an average of 0.5 behind over his first 8 races in 2016 to ahead in 2017. Nobody knew how quick Verstappen/Sainz were in 2015 because both were rookies. Let’s not forgot, Sainz out qualified him too. So back in 2016, I’m sure y...
by jono794
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 56530

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

I think F1 Racer must be Pierre Gasly's Mum.
by jono794
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault disqualified from Japanese GP!
Replies: 78
Views: 15350

Re: Renault using a Illegal Braking System?

Wouldn't it be funny if this was info brought in by Ricciardo about how the Red Bull brakes work, but no one protested them because there's no gain in it for any other team... Conspiracies abound... Not suggesting Ricciardo would knowingly cheat, just a scenario of "Hey guys, the Red Bull was like t...
by jono794
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault disqualified from Japanese GP!
Replies: 78
Views: 15350

Re: Renault using a Illegal Braking System?

I would love to see the protest, because IMO the Renault system is not illegal, but a novel way to improve the driver/car performance. I went over the regulations, and while such things as anti-lock are banned, this system is not actually anti-lock but just fine-tunes the braking balance dependent ...
by jono794
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Carlos Sainz Jr. Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 15188

Re: The Official Carlos Sainz Jr. Thread

You want to discredit the results you need some logical reason and evidence to do so. Umm, no. You made the claim, therefore it is incumbent on you to prove your claim. Anyone challenging your claim does not have the burden to disprove your claim. The claim is that Sainz is best of the rest this ye...
by jono794
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Carlos Sainz Jr. Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 15188

Re: The Official Carlos Sainz Jr. Thread

Inappropriate post removed.
by jono794
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 50577

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

If Alain Prost drove today, he would be nothing special. His main advantage over his competitors in the 80s was being 7-15 kilos lighter than the average man, while driving in an era where driver weights did not count with the total weight of a car. If pre-1995 weight regulations were still in effe...
by jono794
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: WHEELCHAIR ACCESS TO A FORMULA ONE RACE
Replies: 8
Views: 2679

Re: WHEELCHAIR ACCESS TO A FORMULA ONE RACE

Albert Park has a raised viewing area specifically for people in wheelchairs on the outside of the braking area for turn 3 - Really good spot! Singapore had at least one as well.
by jono794
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 14074

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

The whole arguments in support of fossil fuels and their convenience (their range is so much longer, they are much faster to recharge, the vehicles are much heavy) ultimately seems to be missing the point. EVs aren't becoming vogue because the technology in its current state is perceived as being s...
by jono794
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 14074

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

The whole arguments in support of fossil fuels and their convenience (their range is so much longer, they are much faster to recharge, the vehicles are much heavy) ultimately seems to be missing the point. EVs aren't becoming vogue because the technology in its current state is perceived as being s...
by jono794
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 56530

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

I would say Albon has a 0% chance of being a WDC, and perhaps a 20% chance of being a runner up in the WDC. He's wasting a seat it feels to me at the moment. If Albon is wasting a seat, then surely so are the other 15 or so drivers... Yeah, and your point being? Why do you think there is such a gap...
by jono794
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 14074

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

[ICE's are still being churned out by the worlds manufacturers in the millions per month, each one with a lifespan of many decades - more if maintained correctly. What happens to these engines? Can you imagine the waste involved in phasing out ICE's? ICE production slowly ramps down over the next f...
by jono794
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 14074

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

[ICE's are still being churned out by the worlds manufacturers in the millions per month, each one with a lifespan of many decades - more if maintained correctly. What happens to these engines? Can you imagine the waste involved in phasing out ICE's? ICE production slowly ramps down over the next f...
by jono794
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 14074

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

F1 Mercenary: Of course it will take decades to build a new infrastructure and of course this change will expend energy and create new problems to be tackled, but that would be the case whatever the nature of the new power unit in question. Bottom line is that locally emitting ICEs are on the way o...
by jono794
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 14074

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

F1 Mercenary: Of course it will take decades to build a new infrastructure and of course this change will expend energy and create new problems to be tackled, but that would be the case whatever the nature of the new power unit in question. Bottom line is that locally emitting ICEs are on the way o...
by jono794
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 14074

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

GM EV1 - 1996 Range: 160km Charge time (100%): 8 hours Tesla Model 3 - 2019 Range: 380km Charge time (100%): 13 hours The last 23 years have not been particularly fruitful... How long do you YOU think it will take for an EV to have a 1000km range and 30 second charge time? The model 3 has more than...
by jono794
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 29937

Re: It's not the car, it's Lewis!

Todd wrote:It isn't Ferrari and RedBull-Honda that are improving, it's that Lewis Hamilton is fading like a sandcastle in the rising tide.
Can you elaborate on why you think this?
by jono794
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 14074

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

If you are buying a Porsche for £115,000 do you worry about battery life?......thats like buying a LaFerrari and moaning about the cost of petrol! If my LaFerrari had a fuel tank that got a little bit smaller every time I filled it up I would be quite annoyed. I also don't get the appeal of 100km o...
by jono794
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 14074

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

If you are buying a Porsche for £115,000 do you worry about battery life?......thats like buying a LaFerrari and moaning about the cost of petrol! If my LaFerrari had a fuel tank that got a little bit smaller every time I filled it up I would be quite annoyed. I also don't get the appeal of 100km o...
by jono794
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 14074

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

Some valid points in there but I don't really see why you have to get so irate over the issue, if you know stuff then why not just share it? It is true that the the production of batteries can produce as many greenhouse gases as it saves. There has to be a start somewhere or are you suggesting we j...