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by moby
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eddie Irvine's scathing assesment of Formula One today
Replies: 203
Views: 39290

Re: Eddie Irvine's scathing assesment of Formula One today

I completely disagree with him. You see in many sports over the last 20 odd years when there is a point that it really becomes professional, and I do not mean pain, I mean in attitude. Shuie and Sena were that step above the other drivers at the time, mostly down to being more professional more ruth...
by moby
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will improve the most in 2019: Red Bull or McLaren?
Replies: 39
Views: 9820

Re: Who will improve the most in 2019: Red Bull or McLaren?

Difficult to put a fair value on improvement when a .5 jump for Mclaren will move them up a considerable step and a .5 gain for RBR will probably make little difference to the finishing position at the end of the year. I expect Mclaren to finish higher up the table than they did this year, but doubt...
by moby
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA hints at grid penalty alternatives
Replies: 101
Views: 18258

Re: FIA hints at grid penalty alternatives

The idea seems to have slipped from the original intent of preventing the use of more that the allocated number of units, to punishing those that do use them, and spoiling the race through it. The ideal would dissuade teams from running the engine at a level that would give more performance at the e...
by moby
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FORMULA E: Season 5 [Everything's new!]
Replies: 227
Views: 68382

Re: FORMULA E: Season 5 [Everything's new!]

Can anyone help me out with how to get BBC red button online please?
by moby
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The future of F1.
Replies: 66
Views: 18149

Re: The future of F1.

You mention sound. I wish they would stop 'adding sound' as it is so annoying. 'Woof' when a car passes a camera is the worst of all, and speaking of which, the camera work and direction is dire.
Back to the race, I enjoyed it except for channel hunting, which I thought was gone this year.
by moby
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New AI graphics coming to F1
Replies: 20
Views: 6741

Re: New AI graphics coming to F1

If its anything like the artificial stupidity used to wright the articles most places now it wil have no relevance at all.

I wish I could 'opt out' of most of the graphic we currently get.
by moby
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Fernando Alonso thread
Replies: 1125
Views: 358605

Re: The Official Fernando Alonso thread

What was said before and by whom? Afaik McLaren or Alonso never approached Honda about 2019, Chevy were McLaren's preferred choice. Honda themselves said they'd be happy to work with Alonso and he had unnamed offers to ride with other teams in Indy which may well have included Honda powered teams f...
by moby
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How many Grands Prix have you attended?
Replies: 44
Views: 13567

Re: How many Grands Prix have you attended?

I have 'attended' several, but relly cannot put a reliable figure on it as we used to race a minor series and just happened to be at the same venue sometimes in the 'early years'. What I can say is that in latter (to me, before most were born :uhoh: ) each race I have been to I have taken far more f...
by moby
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 341330

Re: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - Rich Energy unites with Haa

Rob Smedley to leave Williams at end of the season. No word on where he's going but it wouldn't surprise me if it was Force India. If the Stroll's have been impressed with him they could be poaching him ready for when they move over. Unofficial blaab is he is going to manage a FE team. (Straight fr...
by moby
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you could own one F1 car, which one would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 12005

Re: If you could own one F1 car, which one would it be?

It would depend on what I intended to do with it. I love the scream from the V12 or 16, but there are not many of them about. Where could I replace a Vanwall? It would probably end up as a DFV engine I could race a couple of times a year and not have to loose sleep over keeping it going. Probably an...
by moby
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso & RBR relationship, what prevents them from
Replies: 13
Views: 4652

Re: Toro Rosso & RBR relationship, what prevents them from

They have to design their own chassis and aero. Brakes are bought from a supplier: no F1 team designs their own brakes. As far as input, who really knows. But officially, no RBR intellectual property is shared with Toro Rosso to the best of my knowledge. Haas is a good demonstration of the legal li...
by moby
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if Hamilton stayed with Mclaren?
Replies: 27
Views: 9309

Re: What if Hamilton stayed with Mclaren?

So much we can never know. I think a key point would be how would Mercedes react. Had Hamilton won the championship, and looked capable of doing it the following year, would Mercedes have backed Mclaren over their own team and never developed into what they became? Had Mclaren continued as the foref...
by moby
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi: "Free practice times are not important". Is he right?
Replies: 10
Views: 5573

Re: Kimi: "Free practice times are not important". Is he rig

Probably depends on why or why not you set that time. If you have the best car, you are probably going to set the best time even when you are just going about your usual business. If you have a mid field car, you are not going to go for a time as your energies could be better spent elsewhere. Best c...
by moby
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Alonso Thought he Controlled the Driver Market" - Hamilton
Replies: 30
Views: 10226

Re: "Alonso Thought he Controlled the Driver Market" - Hamil

Alonso did not scrabble in the bottom of his desk draw looking for that old letter from a team, he has a full staff to look after his business. I have to wonder how well his staff looked after him. Its like a performer who is told to sign a record contract that is a bad option. His 'team' and I do n...
by moby
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso & RBR relationship, what prevents them from
Replies: 13
Views: 4652

Re: Toro Rosso & RBR relationship, what prevents them from

There is a 'list' of components that can be bought in, one that can come 'off the shelf' and one that has to be made in house. They are under 'listed parts' in the FIA regs, which are here - https://www.fia.com/file/54256/download/18381?token=lMCfyJzf It more or less says you can only get some parts...
by moby
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 449
Views: 42586

Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

All storming in the the first (real) corner with cold brakes.

If I was one of the first two cars I think I would deliberately over cook it and run wide if needed just not to get stuffed in the rear end. Easier to regather than have to pit or retire.
by moby
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could we see Ferrari and Mercedes increase non-F1 activity?
Replies: 11
Views: 3488

Re: Could we see Ferrari and Mercedes increase non-F1 activi

I think that to attract the big names to LeMans seriously they would need to restructure it into a whole season with good media coverage, in the F1 mold. They want people to have their cars in mind and to most non followers of a particular type of motor sport LeMans is one weekend a year. The other ...
by moby
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Generational Turnover in F1
Replies: 77
Views: 17936

Re: Generational Turnover in F1

They said so. It means the throttle had to be down when cornering which is contrary to instinct. More throttle = more flow = more downforce, slight lift, loss of downforce mid bend.
by moby
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Generational Turnover in F1
Replies: 77
Views: 17936

Re: Generational Turnover in F1

I have always had the impression that if Vettel is out in front driving his own race, he is way up there. Its when he has to interact and actually race he seems to lose out. A combination of this, and the blown Red Bull being to his liking while others struggle with the way they had to be driven put...
by moby
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Any info or opinions of Alonso's Indycar test?
Replies: 64
Views: 16066

Re: Any info or opinions of Alonso's Indycar test?

How much of a win is dictated by team tactics? I do not watch much of it but when I do it seems groups of cars work together. If Alonso is in a single car, is he at a huge disadvantage? About the only team tactic practiced in IndyCar is "do not crash into a teammate". Maybe for the last race of the...
by moby
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 Secure Highlights for 2019 [Updated 12/9/18]
Replies: 39
Views: 10586

Re: No channel 4 highlights for 2019

That is good news, depending on how long the highlights are. Still its something either way.
Well done C4.
by moby
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Privateer's Championship
Replies: 9
Views: 2841

Re: Privateer's Championship

Williams have had their name on road cars, as have Brabham, Cooper, and probably several more that do not immediately come to mind. Lotus, Caterham, Ligier, etc would also be excluded as would cosworth
by moby
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber
Replies: 259
Views: 38826

Re: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber

If the rumour that the Kimi to Sauber deal was negotiated totally independently of Ferrari is true then that has some ramifications for Sauber's future relationship with Ferrari. What does this mean for the future of Giovanazzi? If both Sauber and Haas are determined to do things their own way with...
by moby
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber
Replies: 259
Views: 38826

Re: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber

sandman1347
We will disagree there, but thats as it is. Ocon though is bordering on not being a young driver, he is 23 during next season and there are 18 year old's looking for a seat, should he retire out of their way or keep them hanging about 5 years?
by moby
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber
Replies: 259
Views: 38826

Re: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber

Okay, I'll be the party pooper here. I hate the fact that Kimi is going to Sauber. On a grid with too few seats available as it is, there's no way a guy who's pushing 40 and way past his prime should be driving for one of these smaller teams that are basically the only opportunities for young drive...
by moby
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber
Replies: 259
Views: 38826

Re: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber

Okay, I'll be the party pooper here. I hate the fact that Kimi is going to Sauber. On a grid with too few seats available as it is, there's no way a guy who's pushing 40 and way past his prime should be driving for one of these smaller teams that are basically the only opportunities for young drive...
by moby
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber
Replies: 259
Views: 38826

Re: Ferrari confirm Raikkonen departure

So it should also be true Kimi will part own the Sauber team as well!!! Would seem a shame to throw away all those millions he earnt as a driver.. Is it out of the pile he has already, or instead of the pile he does not get for the next 2 years? Ferrari will also now have a gauge with which to meas...
by moby
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Any info or opinions of Alonso's Indycar test?
Replies: 64
Views: 16066

Re: Any info or opinions of Alonso's Indycar test?

How much of a win is dictated by team tactics?
I do not watch much of it but when I do it seems groups of cars work together. If Alonso is in a single car, is he at a huge disadvantage?
by moby
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Generational Turnover in F1
Replies: 77
Views: 17936

Re: Generational Turnover in F1

If drivers come in to F1 at 22-25, drive a decade with a flow off to other disciplines and we have a lost generation, what is going to happen with drivers coming in at 18 and driving for 2 decades and only 20 cars on the grid and not many distractions in other series?
by moby
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Any info or opinions of Alonso's Indycar test?
Replies: 64
Views: 16066

Re: Any info or opinions of Alonso's Indycar test?

I see the important detail as being the definition of 'test'. Is Alonso testing the car? is the team testing Alonso? Is he just having a go to see if he likes it? Even a few laps costs a considerable amount of money, so it would not just be something after lunch while the wife is in the shops. One h...
by moby
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 341330

Re: Silly Season 2019

I guess it's going to continue like this until 2021? Pay drivers are always going to happen it's just thrown into stark relief when compared to the talent we are losing. Teams take on pay drivers as a means to survive, budget caps and in particular a fairer distribution of prize money hopefully may...
by moby
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 Secure Highlights for 2019 [Updated 12/9/18]
Replies: 39
Views: 10586

Re: No channel 4 highlights for 2019

Asphalt_World wrote:
moby wrote:There seems to be a problem here.

People are not watching F1 and its getting worse. Erm, anyone have a guess what the answer may be?
Is it because the Great British Bake Off is back?
Shake and bake off baby :smug:
by moby
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 Secure Highlights for 2019 [Updated 12/9/18]
Replies: 39
Views: 10586

Re: No channel 4 highlights for 2019

There seems to be a problem here.

People are not watching F1 and its getting worse. Erm, anyone have a guess what the answer may be?
by moby
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 341330

Re: Silly Season 2019

As do I. but that does not mean Alonso was not told by his agent that the Red Bull drive was there for him if he wanted it. If you believe Horner then why would Alonso ask Flavio to enquire about a drive he never wanted in the first place? I think moby means Flavio could've overstated Red Bull's in...
by moby
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racing Point Force India - Reborn from Ashesl!!!!
Replies: 302
Views: 69482

Re: Force India becomes Racing Point Force India!!!!

Its a shame they chose Racing Point Force India. It does not ring when you say it or look good initialised.

They should have chosen something like Force India Racing Enterprise so it could be written as FIRE.
by moby
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 341330

Re: Silly Season 2019

I don't know what you mean,sorry? In reply to Horner saying that Alonso causes chaos within teams, Alonso's #fromlastweekNothanks implies that he turned Red Bull down a week before Ricciardo even announced he was leaving Red Bull.[/quote] Well he's saying they "offered" way before that in Monaco as...
by moby
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 341330

Re: Silly Season 2019

If that happens and I'm George Russell, I'd start to wonder if Mercedes are the best team to be managing my career... I'd already wonder that, considering that they (unlike Red Bull) have shown no proof that they will ever promote a Mercedes junior driver to the big seat. When it was time to replac...
by moby
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?
Replies: 106
Views: 17566

Re: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?

Alonso could well have been asked by someone who was not empowered to make the decision. For instance Marco could have said to Flav over a coffee "is Alonso available? we are looking for a driver''. Just to know if it was worth making an approach if Alonso's name was put forward in the meeting he w...
by moby
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?
Replies: 106
Views: 17566

Re: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?

Alonso could well have been asked by someone who was not empowered to make the decision. For instance Marco could have said to Flav over a coffee "is Alonso available? we are looking for a driver''. Just to know if it was worth making an approach if Alonso's name was put forward in the meeting he wa...
by moby
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 341330

Re: Silly Season 2019

Karun Chandhok accidentally has spilt some beans!!!!! He has claimed Stroll will go to Force Inia & Kubica will take his place from Singapore Grand Prix onwards. The report suggests that what Karun said wasn't shown during the live coverage but was accidentally posted during live stream. https://th...