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by flavio81
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Some Captions from Montreal
Replies: 8
Views: 2368

Re: Some Captions from Montreal

Source from m http://s2.glbimg.com/9OefqV9b8urBhMjR-2dlxvbDi-k=/0x0:976x738/690x522/s.glbimg.com/es/ge/f/original/2015/06/08/ecclestone.png Original caption in spanish reads: "{F1} Employees picking up (cleaning up) the rubbish in advance for our next stop, Austria."
by flavio81
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What can be done about lift and coast...?
Replies: 205
Views: 20136

Re: What can be done about lift and coast...?

I'm afraid it would only be possible by banning radio communication altogether, but this has important safety consequences. I don't think I agree with the safety argument, unless you're talking about banning RC overnight with the way the cars are currently set up? Clearly, the cars are currently de...
by flavio81
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What can be done about lift and coast...?
Replies: 205
Views: 20136

Re: What can be done about lift and coast...?

Pointless thread. F1 has always been about maximizing the performance of the car and if you want to maximize the performance you need to reduce WEIGHT, and fuel will always be HEAVY, so F1 teams will always try to put as little fuel as possible, and thus to save fuel by all possible methods. Other f...
by flavio81
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rosberg's ability (or lack of) on Race Day
Replies: 389
Views: 46396

Re: Rosberg's ability (or lack of) on Race Day

I don't think his speed in a race is the big problem, i think that is very good. Where he lacks is his race management and especially fighting in the pack. He also seems to be weak under pressure. I think in 2014 Nico threw away more race wins than I think I have ever seen from a single driver in a...
by flavio81
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which is the Strongest Driver Line-up for 2015?
Replies: 303
Views: 36993

Re: Which is the Strongest Driver Line-up for 2015?

I'm baffled by the results. Way way to much love for Button on this forum. Given the forum is filled with mainly British supporters why do you find that shocking? I'm sure on a forum filled with mainly Vettel fans the support would be overwhelmingly towards the German driver and his countrymen. But...
by flavio81
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It has begun....
Replies: 72
Views: 14250

Re: It has begun....

Damon Hill (son of Graham) was a very decent racer, same for Jacques Villeneuve (son of Gilles); Nicolas Prost isn't doing bad at all outside of F1 and Nelson Piquet Jr. was also a good F1 driver (that's my opinion, of course.)
by flavio81
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alain Prost: the most efficient F1 driver ever?
Replies: 334
Views: 34536

Re: Alain Prost: the most efficient F1 driver ever?

For me Prost is the ultimate racer of the modern era and my idol.
by flavio81
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button's surprise appearance today...
Replies: 22
Views: 8829

Re: Jenson Button's surprise appearance today...

Wow, i wish i was that guy!
by flavio81
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015
Replies: 217
Views: 31788

Re: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015

w1Y! wrote:As with a lot of things Japanese lately I will predict a difficult season for these two


Well then, let's see the japanese now yutaw taw.
by flavio81
Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best 2015 Pairing
Replies: 62
Views: 9026

Re: Best 2015 Pairing

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by flavio81
Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best 2015 Pairing
Replies: 62
Views: 9026

Re: Best 2015 Pairing

My ranking, and perhaps i'll annoy some people here: 1. McLaren: Alonso and Button For me this is easily the best pairing in THEORY. For me Alonso is the best of the grid and i rank Button on par with Hamilton and above Rosberg. This ranking not on pure speed but on results and ability to be opportu...
by flavio81
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015
Replies: 217
Views: 31788

Re: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015

Alonso is the guy who got matched by a rookie Lewis Hamilton. Button is the guy who matched an experienced, world champion Lewis Hamilton. I'm expecting a close battle between BUT and ALO next year. I'm expecting BUT to get close to the level of performance of ALO. If he does, then this already woul...
by flavio81
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hulkenberg or Perez?
Replies: 132
Views: 20945

Re: Hulkenberg or Perez?

For me the answer is very easy -- Hulkenberg. I also think that he could have given Hamilton a hard time if he had the same car.

However Perez is the more exciting driver, and i am always glad to see him up in the podium.
by flavio81
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who Really is the Best Driver in Formula One?
Replies: 105
Views: 15696

Re: Who Really is the Best Driver in Formula One?

I think that the answer to this question boils down to whether you believe that the Prost or Senna attitude is better. The Prost attitude is a pragmatic approach based around being consistently on the podium throughout the season and seizing victories when they present themselves. Qualifying is see...
by flavio81
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, in which years did the car NOT make the champion ?
Replies: 69
Views: 11753

Re: So, in which years did the car NOT make the champion ?

In my memory, 1982 (Keke Rosberg) and 1986 (Alain Prost) stand out as the prime examples. There might be a few more, but I can't remember them at this moment. Agree. Perhaps Senna 1990 could be added to the list, since Prost was totally a match for Senna that year, and could have won the title if i...
by flavio81
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers and "developing the car" skills
Replies: 50
Views: 8659

Re: F1 drivers and "developing the car" skills

Come on, guys, we have debated this topic to death in this forum, since 2008 or so.
by flavio81
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rubens Barrichello - 2014 Brazilian Stock Car Champion
Replies: 13
Views: 3450

Re: Rubens Barrichello - 2014 Brazilian Stock Car Champion

I'm very happy for him, he was one of my favorite drivers of the grid.

Note that he already had won the brazilian karting champion for 5 consecutive times in Brazil before joining F1. So it's more like a return to the roots for Rubens -- being the best driver in Brazil again.
by flavio81
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top 3's of F1
Replies: 22
Views: 4115

Re: Top 3's of F1

Driver of all time 1. Alain PROST 2. Juan Manuel FANGIO 3. Michael SCHUMACHER (or Ayrton SENNA or Niki LAUDA or Jackie STEWART, take your pick.) Teams from anytime Can't nominate, because Renault, Ferrari, Williams and McLaren have treated some of their drivers badly. Cars of all time 1. McLaren MP4...
by flavio81
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton, Rosberg & Button
Replies: 120
Views: 18364

Re: Hamilton, Rosberg & Button

Interesting...

Button was amazing in 2011. If he was just better at handling difficult cars...
by flavio81
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RESPECT to Nco Rosberg!
Replies: 151
Views: 17873

Re: RESPECT to Nco Rosberg!

It was widely believed that Lewis Hamilton was the faster qualifier of the current F1 drivers. Nico Rosberg has proven this year that he's the fastest qualifier in F1 today. Not bad at all. As for the WDC, it is more or less obvious that Hamilton did it better this year. But the big surprise has bee...
by flavio81
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2731076

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Kimi has indeed had a horrible year. That's not really a question. But you know what, as a fan, he's awesome! Plain and simple. Modern "Kind of Spa". 2007 F1 World Champion. Last Ferrari F1 World Champion. Wheel-to-wheel dogfighter. Entered F1 on very little experience. Has raced open whe...
by flavio81
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you WANT to win the title?
Replies: 48
Views: 7082

Re: Who do you WANT to win the title?

Usman wrote:I want Kimi to win :(


I also want Kimi to win this one!!
by flavio81
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How useful is the Fastest Lap as a Statistic?
Replies: 34
Views: 6244

Re: How useful is the Fastest Lap as a Statistic?

Blinky McSquinty, you really are a gifted artist...
by flavio81
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vintage F1 thread
Replies: 180
Views: 298613

Re: Vintage F1 thread

Interview with Alain Prost. What a legend: m Good to have Prost's side published. I'd not put money on Fangio, Ascari, Moss, Clark or Schumacher to beat Prost in same-cars! The number of wins he racked up against Senna in 88-89 was amazing. To me Prost and Stewart seem to be most similar as drivers...
by flavio81
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why are lap times so close across the grid? Gary Anderson...
Replies: 8
Views: 3418

Re: Why are lap times so close across the grid? Gary Anderso

j man wrote:Now, due to a combination of the heavily restrictive technical regs and the widespread use of finite-element and CFD software to optimise every single component, most teams converge on the same solution to most design aspects of the car.


Fully agree!!
by flavio81
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari's "Aerodynamic Solutions"
Replies: 18
Views: 4743

Re: Ferrari's "Aerodynamic Solutions"

Coming back to the Ferrari engine debacle with Luca Marmorini being fired, I've been wondering about something. Now, firstly, let me say that I'm not trained in engineering or any kind of field that relates to engines, so maybe I'm totally out of line. My question is, if, as Marmorini has claimed i...
by flavio81
Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 881
Views: 150384

Re: Formula E

shift wrote:
GoOnJenson wrote:SATO IS RACING THIS WEEKEND!


Wow, unleash the Sato! :D
1 more reason to not miss this weekend's race!


SATO!!
by flavio81
Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula e - who are you supporting?
Replies: 29
Views: 4871

Re: Formula e - who are you supporting?

Many drivers to support!!

Of course my #1 choice is the great Nick Heidfeld!! I'd support all ex-F1 drivers but i particularly would like to see both Bruno Senna and Nicolas Prost doing very well.
by flavio81
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo v. Vergne: Were they evenly matched?
Replies: 81
Views: 11995

Re: Ricciardo v. Vergne: Were they evenly matched?

Heikki also matched Lewis in quali. Granted he was usually pretty close to Lewis positionally, but over the period when they were teammates Lewis out-qualified him 26-9 with 11 poles to Heikki's 1. So he was about as close to Lewis as Jenson in qualifying, although not in the races. Not quite match...
by flavio81
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2015 Uberthread [MERGED]
Replies: 2131
Views: 265926

Re: Jenson Buttons future uncertain as McLaren chase Alonso.

Vettel may have had a top car, but he showed he can adapt to varying scenarios and learn how to best make use of his equipment. It's 2014 and Ricciardo's performance in this year's Red Bull, show that perhaps Vettel is not so good to adapt to "varying scenarios" and not so good at making ...
by flavio81
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2015 Uberthread [MERGED]
Replies: 2131
Views: 265926

Re: Jenson Buttons future uncertain as McLaren chase Alonso.

only time Button was a top driver was in Brawn 2009, cause he had the best car, anyone could have won that championship. Alonso is seen as getting most out of the car, something Button has never done unless he had the best car. To me the only reason Button is still in F1 is cause he is British. He'...
by flavio81
Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver that didn´t become WDC
Replies: 47
Views: 6107

Re: Best F1 driver that didn´t become WDC

My candidates, in #1: - Carlos Reutemann - Gilles Villeneuve Also, how about? - Rubens Barrichello - Andrea de Cesaris - Michele Alboreto Now, not so obvious candidates: If everybody is saying "Robert Kubica" then I would like to say "Nick Heidfeld", who was more effective in the...
by flavio81
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alexander Rossi to replace Max Chilton at Spa...
Replies: 56
Views: 8546

Re: Alexander Rossi to replace Max Chilton at Spa...

While I find it difficult to feel sorry for any driver given the lifestyle they enjoy I do think Max gets a lot of unnecessary flack and is far from the worst driver that's ever driven in F1 . While I have nothing against Rossi I don't expect him to be any more competitive. I think Max's performanc...
by flavio81
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2731076

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

I guess the fact he's about to have a child makes him not raise his voice too much at Ferrari to get things done. I bet he's going through a very happy phase on his life and don't feels like getting angry at anyone. I agree with Alonso's view "Kimi was probably not feeling confident with the ca...
by flavio81
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2015 Uberthread [MERGED]
Replies: 2131
Views: 265926

Re: Silly Season 2015

I can't see Button in a top team like McLaren anymore. I can. You can't say he hasn't done a solid job this year with the mediocre car that the McMerc team has produced. (...) I'm pretty confident Magnussen will outpace him. Typical famous last words of F1 forumers: "I'm pretty confident Ruben...
by flavio81
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart "Alonso the only 'genius' driver on the grid"
Replies: 135
Views: 27919

Re: Stewart "Alonso the only 'genius' driver on the grid"

Agree mostly with Jackie Stewart, he knows what he's talking about (for the youngest forumers, this is the guy who held the record for most GP wins of all times.) He's not demeaning Lewis at all; what he's saying is that Alonso has an extra amount of skill, that he's able to surprise you by taking a...
by flavio81
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Japan 1990. Was Prost to blame?
Replies: 98
Views: 12877

Re: Japan 1990. Was Prost to blame?

Just to complement the original topic, here's what Ron Dennis said (on the McLaren website) Q: "What do you remember about the accident at Suzuka in 1990 – it was one of the most controversial incidents of Ayrton’s career…" RD: "I remember looking at all the traces – the brake and thr...
by flavio81
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Romain Grosjean where could he go?
Replies: 21
Views: 4436

Re: Romain Grosjean where could he go?

I still see Button at Mclaren next year, only taking a substantial paycut. So far he's doing a very solid job in a car that can only be described as 'ok'. Agree, but i think McLaren could ditch Magnussen. Perez compared to Button pretty similar like Kevin to Button, and they dropped Perez. And i th...
by flavio81
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max Verstappen to STR in 2015, aged 17 - CONFIRMED! (merged)
Replies: 238
Views: 32150

Re: Max Verstappen to STR in 2015, aged 17 - CONFIRMED! (mer

I think it was more than time for Toro Rosso to get rid of JEV. He had an ample amount of time to prove himself and never really did. The same could have been said of Ricciardo in 2012 or 2013, and look now. To hell with Toro Rosso. They threw two perfectly good drivers (Buemi and ALG) into the tra...
by flavio81
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max Verstappen to STR in 2015, aged 17 - CONFIRMED! (merged)
Replies: 238
Views: 32150

Re: Max Verstappen to STR in 2015, aged 17 - CONFIRMED! (mer

I think it was more than time for Toro Rosso to get rid of JEV. He had an ample amount of time to prove himself and never really did. The same could have been said of Ricciardo in 2012 or 2013, and look now. To hell with Toro Rosso. They threw two perfectly good drivers (Buemi and ALG, and even Bou...