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by sultanofhyd
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Not another Max Verstappen thread but.......
Replies: 39
Views: 5644

Re: Not another Max Verstappen thread but.......

Marc Marquez achieved his first podium at the 2008 British Grand Prix aged 15. He was not given a bottle of champagne, the other two riders were. They were also asked not to spray it at him. He has had plenty of champagne to drink since then, though.
by sultanofhyd
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abiteboul: may be implying Newey is a liar?
Replies: 73
Views: 8953

Abiteboul: may be implying Newey is a liar?

Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul has responded angrily to Adrian Newey's suggestion that the engine is the only thing holding Red Bull back in 2015. Technical guru Newey said during the weekend there was no light at the end of the tunnel with Red Bull's engine supplier, suggesting the powe...
by sultanofhyd
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Worst pre-season car but still won WDC OR WCC?
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Re: Worst pre-season car but still won WDC OR WCC?

Brawn GP had an extremely troubling pre-season, although not exactly with their car.
by sultanofhyd
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Teams Possibly boycotting Melbourne GP
Replies: 35
Views: 8700

Re: Teams Possibly boycotting Melbourne GP

I wonder how they think Alonso managed to brake hard while unconscious? I guess because its a fact the body can spasm during an electric shock. He applied 75kg of pressure to the brake pedal for a sustained period of time. Felipe Massa applied full throttle after he was hit by a spring in Hungary.
by sultanofhyd
Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India VJM08
Replies: 34
Views: 6271

Re: Force India VJM08

Paolo_Lasardi wrote:Well, will they still be there at the end of 2015?


Yep, and at the start of 2016, and the end of it too. You can quote me on that.
by sultanofhyd
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India VJM08
Replies: 34
Views: 6271

Re: Force India VJM08

Sarcasm aside, and contrary to popular opinion, they are infact running a 2015 chassis, with a 2015 nose, with 2015 tyres, and 2015 drivers. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-2PtUfW8AE3ugJ.jpg There's a neat S-duct on the nose. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-2PBgjWsAAcEQx.jpg All new rear wing and diffus...
by sultanofhyd
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India VJM08
Replies: 34
Views: 6271

Re: Force India VJM08

One would have thought, with the extreme debt they're in, they would try to save on fuel and tyres, but 143 laps... I wonder if they can pay for the fuel and tyres tomorrow? :uhoh: :-|
by sultanofhyd
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers cannot change helmet designs during a season
Replies: 159
Views: 18167

Re: Drivers cannot change helmet designs during a season

Everyone here is missing the point. The drivers are hardly outraging against this rule change. They simply do not care. The teams, and by extension the drivers, were part of the decision making process. If they had a problem with this it wouldn't have happened.
by sultanofhyd
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers cannot change helmet designs during a season
Replies: 159
Views: 18167

Drivers cannot change helmet designs during a season

m High-level sources have revealed that teams, the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone have agreed to limit drivers to just one helmet design for the season. This was approved at a meeting of the F1 commission in Geneva this week, and is set to be ratified by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council for introducti...
by sultanofhyd
Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marussia
Replies: 268
Views: 38994

Get Ready

I know a Marussia thread exists already, but the discussion about their actual prospects has long since ended.

This is what they posted on their Facebook page.

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https://www.facebook.com/ManorRacing/ph ... =1&theater
by sultanofhyd
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India - Insolvent?
Replies: 97
Views: 13812

Re: Force India - Insolvent?

I really can't see Renualt buying Force India after selling their team a few years ago. Maybe somebody like Dave Richards of (Prodrive) or Ross Brawn could buy Force India? No one is going to buy Force India with the amount of debt it has. Really? How much? They can't afford to pay for the chassis,...
by sultanofhyd
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India - Insolvent?
Replies: 97
Views: 13812

Re: Force India - Insolvent?

Laura23 wrote:
scotlandforever wrote:I really can't see Renualt buying Force India after selling their team a few years ago.

Maybe somebody like Dave Richards of (Prodrive) or Ross Brawn could buy Force India?

No one is going to buy Force India with the amount of debt it has.


Really? How much?
by sultanofhyd
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India - Insolvent?
Replies: 97
Views: 13812

Re: Force India - Insolvent?

It's the same story every year. Subrato Roy (owner of Sahara) has been in jail for an year now, Kingfisher Airlines suspended its operations 2 and a half years ago, and it had been in trouble for a long time before that. Nothing has changed. If Mallya wanted to use his F1 assets to pay his debts he ...
by sultanofhyd
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Giancarlo Minardi: The new McLaren is attractive, innovative
Replies: 3
Views: 2857

Giancarlo Minardi: The new McLaren is attractive, innovative

http://www.elconfidencial.com/deportes/ ... os_625429/

The new McLaren is attractive, innovative and futuristic in all aspects. Honda is improving the energy recovery part of its power unit, and is confident.


If you're using Chrome, the page should be automatically translated.

Don't ask me how he knows...
by sultanofhyd
Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA F1 Superlicence system
Replies: 246
Views: 89012

Re: FIA F1 Superlicence system

the question I have is what problem are they intending to address with this? 1) Filtering out unskilled pay drivers, in a way that is transparent and fair to everyone 2) With the newer F1 cars being less of a physical challenge to drive, they want to ensure that a driver's maturity and racing quali...
by sultanofhyd
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CIA torture report
Replies: 85
Views: 24884

Re: CIA torture report

On the "good guys v bad guys" front :

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by sultanofhyd
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: CIA torture report
Replies: 85
Views: 24884

CIA torture report

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014 ... eprivation

Just reading about this is torturous.

Here's the official report in full.

http://gia.guim.co.uk/2014/12/torture-r ... report.pdf
by sultanofhyd
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why does nobody expect Renault to improve?
Replies: 25
Views: 6179

Re: Why does nobody expect Renault to improve?

Because noone outside the paddock gives Renault the respect they deserve. Since it entered F1, Renault has been the most innovative and most successful engine manufacturer in the sport. They have won more races and titles than any other engine maker, but people still have this "cheap road car m...
by sultanofhyd
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Guaranteed F1 seats for the best three GP2 drivers
Replies: 40
Views: 5990

Re: Guaranteed F1 seats for the best three GP2 drivers

This is kind of similar to Moto2 - there are a bunch of career Moto2 (and Moto3) drivers who regularly fight for podiums and wins, but everyone knows they are not really on their way to MotoGP. Take this year for example - Rabat and Kallio were the title protagonists, but everyone knows that Vinale...
by sultanofhyd
Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Emotion Envoking Sporting Events
Replies: 23
Views: 7289

Re: Emotion Envoking Sporting Events

The moment a billion people erupted in joy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s_rVxUY96E

Chelsea's Champions League winning campaign - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDEeXRipRWs

Iniesta's World Cup winning goal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5yE9YWc9TU

Sachin Tendulkar's farewell speech - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfCBWUkWzXM

Alonso's win in Valencia in 2012 from 11th - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwl4cDzdKDU
by sultanofhyd
Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Flexgate redux (Red Bull excluded from qualifying)
Replies: 76
Views: 12013

Flexgate redux (Red Bull excluded from qualifying)

Big news as VET and RIC are reported to stewards by Jo Bauer for front wing flaps flexing under aero load...


https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1/status ... 3478164480
by sultanofhyd
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber "Fernando is the most complete single-seater driver"
Replies: 35
Views: 5990

Re: Webber "Fernando is the most complete single-seater driv

Last time that happened he got beat by a rookie. Alonso and Hamilton finished with the same amount of points... Alonso finished ahead of Hamilton more times Alonso qualified ahead of Hamilton more times Alonso penalized for no reason Hamilton being towed(is not allowed) Ron Dennis "we are not ...
by sultanofhyd
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber "Fernando is the most complete single-seater driver"
Replies: 35
Views: 5990

Re: Webber "Fernando is the most complete single-seater driv

IMO Lewis did to Alonso in 2007 what Ricciardo is doing to Vettel now. 2007 - Hamilton - Alonso : 109 - 109 points, 10-7 qualifying, 8-9 in races 2014 - Ricciardo - Vettel : 214 - 149 points, 11-6 in qualifying, 10-3 in races in which both of them finished. Under the 2007 points system, that's a di...
by sultanofhyd
Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jacking the car from the side
Replies: 36
Views: 6028

Re: Jacking the car from the side

And what would do the robot do if the air gun doesn't work?
by sultanofhyd
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver fatalities off track!
Replies: 36
Views: 5096

Re: Driver fatalities off track!

JJ Lehto was in a boating accident in which his friend was killed. He was accused of drunk driving but was cleared due to inconclusive evidence.
by sultanofhyd
Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Daniil Kvyat has arrived thread...
Replies: 12
Views: 4394

Re: The Daniil Kvyat has arrived thread...

Vettel was poached from the BMW Young Driver programme, and he had already made his F1 debut before joining the Red Bull ranks, so he does not qualify as a homegrown RB driver.
by sultanofhyd
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 201157

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Congratulations dizlexik! Michal Kwiatkowski is the new world champion!
by sultanofhyd
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The V6's fooled us
Replies: 34
Views: 7473

Re: The V6's fooled us

There is a more pressing issue here. When will the United Kingdom catch up with the times and adopt the metric system?
by sultanofhyd
Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotterer: LMP1 Audi can corner quicker than Caterham F1 car
Replies: 13
Views: 5332

Re: Lotterer: LMP1 Audi can corner quicker than Caterham F1

That is not what he said. He said the LMP1 could be pushed more, it is probably more responsive and stable, not necessarily faster.
by sultanofhyd
Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Andre Lotterer to Caterham?
Replies: 100
Views: 15864

Re: Andre Lotterer to Caterham?

1 second faster than Ericsson in his first wet session in an F1 car
by sultanofhyd
Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Andre Lotterer to Caterham?
Replies: 100
Views: 15864

Re: Andre Lotterer to Caterham?

Volantary wrote:Personally, I predict a DNQ. Not a reflection on his ability necessarily, just an odd circumstance. He's had no testing and hasn't even sat in an F1 car for 12 years!


Faster than Ericsson after just 10 laps in the car..
by sultanofhyd
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Perez: Force India Equal To Mclaren
Replies: 32
Views: 5060

Re: Perez: Force India Equal To Mclaren

flavio81 wrote:
kleefton wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Probably worth pointing out that while Perez has made mistakes he has also been very unlucky this season.


Would of won in Canada if not for brake failure.



HOW???


HOW has bought the Honda F1 team. Long ago.


:thumbup:
by sultanofhyd
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!
Replies: 304
Views: 41630

Re: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!

Does anyone remember Sacre Bleu? I do! But I don't remember much more than his nickname and that he once got into trouble. It was a she (I think) and the most hardcore Hamilton fan you'd ever come across. Anything bad that happened to him was because he was black, and it was back in 2007 with the A...
by sultanofhyd
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!
Replies: 304
Views: 41630

Re: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!

Does anyone remember Sacre Bleu? :-P
by sultanofhyd
Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 201157

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Froome out.
by sultanofhyd
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 201157

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Asphalt_World wrote:Tweets coming in, including one from the BBC saying that Cav hasn't broken anything and could well start tomorrow. Fingers crossed....


He is out.
by sultanofhyd
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Double points clarification
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: Double points clarification

Surely people mean if Lewis wins the race and Nico doesn't score? There are many other things that are being covered by this. Some fans would insist that they'd want Rosberg to win the WDC by at least 50 points before they'd accept he was the true champion, what with Lewis having a DNF and the resu...
by sultanofhyd
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso vs The Hulk
Replies: 19
Views: 3506

Re: Alonso vs The Hulk

Hulk seems to do a very good job on doing "a train" with his fast top speed cars. He seems to set up the cars to be fast on a straightline (so low aero setup) so this way he holds up the faster cars on corners and he doesnt get overtaken in the straights... meh. He wont win races this way...