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by ptr250
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indycar at Road America
Replies: 32
Views: 7887

Re: Indycar at Road America

Rossi's Indy Car contract is up. I'd like to see him on a competitive F1 team.
by ptr250
Mon May 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 34589

Re: Indy500

Rossi should have won the race going away. The 20+ sec pit stop, being held-up by lapped cars and then the unlucky yellow flags. Still it was a great race! Sorry F1, but Indy Car has the best open wheel racing in motorsports, at a fraction of the cost.
by ptr250
Tue May 21, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 34589

Re: Indy500

This whole fiasco was a huge embarrassment for McLaren.
by ptr250
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22886

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

I watched both races yesterday, back to back. Arguing which series has the best drivers is foolish. I will say from watching the inboard shots, it's pretty apparent that the Indy drivers are working harder.
by ptr250
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indycar - Barber
Replies: 10
Views: 3038

Re: Indycar - Barber

Seems that it was very much a strategy race. A lot of gambling on tires and pit strategy. I kept wondering if Sebastian Bourdais had made the right call going with a two stop strategy. It was good to see that the full course caution pretty much evened out everything and then they all raced to the c...
by ptr250
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 is boring
Replies: 98
Views: 18020

Re: F1 is boring

There's a few things F1 could learn from Indycar. More pit stops equal more drama, especially when you add fuel usage to the calculations. More parity between the teams equals better racing. I'm not talking about a spec series, but a financial cap would help even the field. Look at it this way. If F...
by ptr250
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 is boring
Replies: 98
Views: 18020

Re: F1 is boring

It's a dumb rule, but the teams are aware of the rule. The announcers were warning that Rossi and Powers were taking a chance staying out. Nevertheless, the racing was exciting. I thought the announcing team was far superior than the toads at Sky Sports. So as soon as a competitor(s) pits you have ...
by ptr250
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 is boring
Replies: 98
Views: 18020

Re: F1 is boring

It's a dumb rule, but the teams are aware of the rule. The announcers were warning that Rossi and Powers were taking a chance staying out. Nevertheless, the racing was exciting. I thought the announcing team was far superior than the toads at Sky Sports. So as soon as a competitor(s) pits you have ...
by ptr250
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 is boring
Replies: 98
Views: 18020

Re: F1 is boring

It's a dumb rule, but the teams are aware of the rule. The announcers were warning that Rossi and Powers were taking a chance staying out. Nevertheless, the racing was exciting. I thought the announcing team was far superior than the toads at Sky Sports.
by ptr250
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 is boring
Replies: 98
Views: 18020

Re: F1 is boring

I wasn't fond of the end as Alex Rossi is the local homegrown hero. The race itself was exciting. Not just the overtaking, which there was plenty, but the strategy on tires, fuel and track position kept you paying attention. F1 has faster cars, spends a lot more money and elite drivers, but Indycar ...
by ptr250
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 is boring
Replies: 98
Views: 18020

Re: F1 is boring

Indy car is at COTA for the first time this weekend. It will be interesting to compare the "racing" between the two series.
by ptr250
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 is boring
Replies: 98
Views: 18020

Re: F1 is boring

There is not much racing going on in F1. Instead of 1st & 2nd separated by a few tenths of seconds, Bottas had almost a half minute cushion. He could of stopped in the pits and had a brew and still won! There wasn't much going on in the mid-field either. As it is, the best passing takes place in th...
by ptr250
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 is boring
Replies: 98
Views: 18020

F1 is boring

There is not much racing going on in F1. Instead of 1st & 2nd separated by a few tenths of seconds, Bottas had almost a half minute cushion. He could of stopped in the pits and had a brew and still won! There wasn't much going on in the mid-field either. As it is, the best passing takes place in the...
by ptr250
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!
Replies: 30
Views: 8200

Re: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!

This is the question you have to ask yourself. Would the racing be more interesting and competitive if Mercedes and Ferrari stayed in the garage?
by ptr250
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault & McLearn leapfrog Red Bull
Replies: 30
Views: 8765

Renault & McLearn leapfrog Red Bull

Wouldn't that be great karma!
by ptr250
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team will be the fourth ‘Hybrid Era’ winner?
Replies: 25
Views: 6177

Re: Which team will be the fourth ‘Hybrid Era’ winner?

So far from the current testing results it looks like the new Renault PU may deliver as promised. Wouldn't it be karma if both McLaren and Renault leapfrog RB. As far as race win, I'd love to see DR win one for Renault!
by ptr250
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could the announcing team be any worse?
Replies: 25
Views: 5164

Re: Could the announcing team be any worse?

Brundle's post race questions are inane. He asked Seb about his race. Seb as usual, win or lose, gave a very comprehensive answer. Brundle then gives him sh t about it. He asks Hamilton the same question and gets Hamilton's usual one sentence I can't be bothered when I lose answer. Instead of tryin...
by ptr250
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could the announcing team be any worse?
Replies: 25
Views: 5164

Re: Could the announcing team be any worse?

Brundle's post race questions are inane. He asked Seb about his race. Seb as usual, win or lose, gave a very comprehensive answer. Brundle then gives him sh t about it. He asks Hamilton the same question and gets Hamilton's usual one sentence I can't be bothered when I lose answer. Instead of trying...
by ptr250
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could the announcing team be any worse?
Replies: 25
Views: 5164

Re: Could the announcing team be any worse?

The morons we see/hear in the US.
by ptr250
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could the announcing team be any worse?
Replies: 25
Views: 5164

Could the announcing team be any worse?

I certainly appreciate being able to watch the race uninterrupted by commercial breaks, but announcers have to be the worst I've listened to in any sport. They drone on and on, trying to impress the world with their knowledge, but never talk about what we are actually watching. The post race intervi...
by ptr250
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 63937

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton is [ so rude], Always has been and always will be. He chocked the start and let both Seb and Val by. Kimi tried to follow suit and ran out of room. They touched and Lewis spun. That's racing. There's two teams fighting for the top. It's only natural while fighting for position there will be...
by ptr250
Mon May 28, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy 500 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 11046

Re: Indy 500 2018

Lt. Drebin wrote:
RaggedMan wrote:Why pity for Rossi? I just came here to praise his performance.

Started way in the back, finished 4th, and took the series lead back.
Pity because he id not win. At Indy500 only the win matters.
I believe Rossi's drive proved him deserving of an F1 seat. Some of his overtakes were pure magic.
by ptr250
Fri May 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs faster safety cars!
Replies: 69
Views: 24118

Re: F1 needs faster safety cars!

This idea is purely marketing. How about rotating safety cars? Give all the sponsors a chance. Let's have a Mercedes. Ferrari, Aston and Alfa lead the pack! What about Renault, Honda, FIAT, McLaren, Volvo, JCB, TATA, Infiniti, Mitsubishi? (OK JCB is taking the mick but they do hold a land speed rec...
by ptr250
Fri May 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs faster safety cars!
Replies: 69
Views: 24118

Re: F1 needs faster safety cars!

This idea is purely marketing. How about rotating safety cars? Give all the sponsors a chance. Let's have a Mercedes. Ferrari, Aston and Alfa lead the pack!
by ptr250
Tue May 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs faster safety cars!
Replies: 69
Views: 24118

Re: F1 needs faster safety cars!

I'd be in favour of stopping the race. I've no idea why they all drive around at a snails pace behind a safety car, when they might as well just stop. Either a VSC/FCY or throw a red flag. Everyone comes into the pits (parc ferme unless proven damage), the marshals can clear all the debris in perfe...
by ptr250
Tue May 15, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs faster safety cars!
Replies: 69
Views: 24118

F1 needs faster safety cars!

There's too many accidents because of "cool" tires.
by ptr250
Tue May 15, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to talk about Grosjean
Replies: 86
Views: 20136

Re: Time to talk about Grosjean

Grosjean and Magnussen are both clearly faster than the likes of Hartley, Ericsson, Sirotkin, Stroll, Wehrlein, Rossi, etc. - and most of them make as much mistakes as Grosjean does. Whether Vandoorne or Gasly would be a match for Grosjean is unlcear at best as well - too early to tell. Grosjean is...
by ptr250
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: ESPN Failed already
Replies: 179
Views: 60755

Re: ESPN Failed already

ESPN announced today that the rest of this season's broadcasts will be commercial free!
by ptr250
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: ESPN Failed already
Replies: 179
Views: 60755

Re: ESPN Failed already

No pre-race or post race coverage. Boring commentary and no interviews from the pits. Also, how come we hear so much from Hamilton's radio and so little from everyone else. This type of coverage is certainly not going to increase F1's popularity in the USA. :thumbdown:
by ptr250
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What would happen if Haas beat Ferrari?
Replies: 43
Views: 10888

What would happen if Haas beat Ferrari?

Wouldn't that be fun!
by ptr250
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: ESPN Failed already
Replies: 179
Views: 60755

Re: ESPN Failed already

Terrible coverage. I much prefer NBC. The Sky Sports feed was crap. :thumbdown:

Paul
by ptr250
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Daytona 500
Replies: 32
Views: 4663

Re: Daytona 500

I try to avoid it as much as possible. It's kind of hard since it's the only "racing" featured on US TV.
by ptr250
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Daytona 500
Replies: 32
Views: 4663

Re: Daytona 500

NASCAR has very simple strategy. If you’re behind someone, get in his draft and pass. If you can’t pass, give him a little bump and watch him, in your rearview mirror, spin and wipe out half of your competition. If you’re in the lead, let your teammate do the dirty work. If you need to pit, tell you...
by ptr250
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Daytona 500
Replies: 32
Views: 4663

Re: Daytona 500

NASCAR sucks! It's nothing but red neck bumper cars. :thumbdown:
by ptr250
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus to test at Jerez on Friday
Replies: 74
Views: 13940

Re: Lotus to test at Jerez on Friday

Win/win for Lotus.
by ptr250
Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Looks like Lotus made the right decision.
Replies: 18
Views: 4615

Looks like Lotus made the right decision.

With RB going home after 14 laps. The troubles with the Renault power plant, it looks like Lotus made the right decision to stay home.
by ptr250
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why does Lotus F1 have so much trouble finding sponsorship?
Replies: 12
Views: 2828

Why does Lotus F1 have so much trouble finding sponsorship?

Even with their limited funds they seem to be able to put together one of the fastest cars on race day. If I were king of the world Renault would buy Lotus cars and go back to being the primary sponsor of Lotus/Renault F1! With Lotus/Renault cars they could market mid-level (Elise/Exige), high end (...
by ptr250
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How can there be any credibility in F1 if….
Replies: 44
Views: 8403

Re: How can there be any credibility in F1 if….

You can put lipstick on a pig and it’s still a pig. Allowing teams to negotiate and sign contracts with the competition’s employees, during the season, creates a huge conflict of interest! The history of F1 may be full of scandals, backstabbing and treachery, but that doesn’t make it right. Nor is i...