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by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel thinks normally aspirated engines are better.
Replies: 303
Views: 23189

Re: Vettel thinks normally aspirated engines are better.

http://planetf1.com/news/vettel-pleads-for-cheaper-power-units/ I agree. Normally aspirated engines are self-regulating in that you are limited by how much air you can suck into the engine, so you don't need a lot of rules for them. It also means that the engines will be relatively close in power, ...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel thinks normally aspirated engines are better.
Replies: 303
Views: 23189

Re: Vettel thinks normally aspirated engines are better.

They only had 1200hp for qualifying using special qualifying engines and only good for a few laps, for the race they had to be detuned to less than 1000hp for reliability. The heavy hybrid engine cars were able to lap 3 seconds quicker than the V8 engine cars in Australia, producing lap times not s...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is there anything Haas about the Haas car?
Replies: 52
Views: 7769

Re: Is there anything Haas about the Haas car?

^^^To be fair there isn't a lot of multi make chassis series. Maybe components like powertrain and aero on a base chassis, but different chassis, can't think of too many.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas Hamilton Accident - Who was at fault?
Replies: 286
Views: 27888

Re: Bottas Hamilton Accident - Who was at fault?

Bottas was primarily at fault but it was largely a racing incident. Rosberg hung Lewis out to dry there and when Hamilton finally was able to turn in, Bottas decided to try to stick his nose in. It was an overly optimistic move but I also think that Lewis just didn't see him and so he didn't really...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 42
Views: 6715

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix

I'm a bit late to the party, but Rosberg/Vandoorne/Grosjean...............and actually now that I think of it I probably should strike Rosberg and put in Pascal.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas VF16
Replies: 88
Views: 18734

Re: Haas VF16

Points again. Pretty amazing start for Haas.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas VF16
Replies: 88
Views: 18734

Re: Haas VF16

Toyota actually qualified better, but Haas would probably also have done better if they hadn't miscalculated the timing of their last Q1 lap. Toyota benefited from high attrition, but Grosjean also had some benefit of that in combination with benefiting from a safety car. Lastly, the fact Toyota ba...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas VF16
Replies: 88
Views: 18734

Re: Haas VF16

So much for all the people saying they'd struggle to beat Manor... :uhoh: :] I would have bet the farm that Manor would have used Haas for toilet paper. It's stunning how well they've done straight out of the gate................but they have had something like 18 months to design this car. I wonde...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Australian Grand Prix
Replies: 134
Views: 13815

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Australian Grand Prix

I only voted 2.............Nico and Romain because IMHO no one else came close to those guys. Especially Romain.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Foolproof ways of predicting the Champion since 2000
Replies: 55
Views: 10037

Re: Foolproof ways of predicting the Champion since 2000

So based on your predictions.............either Lewis or Nico will win the WDC............. ;)
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the 2016 Australian GP
Replies: 39
Views: 4475

Re: Rate the 2016 Australian GP

6 for me.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New Qualifying Format Binned Official (Not Really)(Really)
Replies: 313
Views: 34162

Re: New Qualifying Format Binned Official

I agree it should have been shelved, but I think the teams totally botched how they ran the sessions. They either didn't understand how to run it or they didn't care to run the qualifying the way it should have been run.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: US Viewers: Let's Discuss David Hobbs
Replies: 26
Views: 3749

Re: US Viewers: Let's Discuss David Hobbs

I like Hobbs, but I think it's time for him to go.

I'd really love to see one Dario Franchitti in the booth. Massive amounts of knowledge of both F1 and IndyCar.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New Renault livery
Replies: 57
Views: 9000

Re: New Renault livery

^^^I like it.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paul Di Resta to become Williams Reserve Driver for 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 5502

Re: Paul Di Resta to become Williams Reserve Driver for 2016

pokerman wrote:
HawaiiF1Fan wrote:I wonder how much of this is on Di Resta and how much is it because he's affiliated with Mercedes.
Already muted second post.
No.........no..........I don't think anyone mentioned this before............. ;-)
by HawaiiF1Fan
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Competitiveness of teams over the last 30 years...
Replies: 73
Views: 6951

Re: Competitiveness of teams over the last 30 years...

This is an interesting topic presented by Alesi, in terms of number of team-winners per season. Certainly one strong indicator of competitiveness................... I agree and disagree with this statement. I think that once you pass 2000 or so it's a really good indication of parity within the spo...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New season, New Rules, Old Rosberg Argument!
Replies: 37
Views: 6699

Re: New season, New Rules, Old Rosberg Argument!

I'm also saying No. Arguably Rosberg is the driver who seems to need more information than anyone else to optimise his performance. It may simply because that's the radio chatter the broadcasters are choosing to replay (seeing Merc are at the front) but the content of what Nico asks for doesn't sug...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paul Di Resta to become Williams Reserve Driver for 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 5502

Re: Paul Di Resta to become Williams Reserve Driver for 2016

I wonder how much of this is on Di Resta and how much is it because he's affiliated with Mercedes.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber talking about F1 to CNN
Replies: 13
Views: 3213

Re: Webber talking about F1 to CNN

According to Mercedes, they changed the tyre pressures and also some consequent suspension tweaks late in the season, saying that Rosberg spent more time analysing and working with the engineers (like Lauda and Schumacher NR enjoys this tech work); that Hamilton did not do this, relying more on his...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New season, New Rules, Old Rosberg Argument!
Replies: 37
Views: 6699

Re: New season, New Rules, Old Rosberg Argument!

Well, isn't it usually Rosberg who's asking for info? I'd like to think that Rosberg will take the fight to Hamilton, but I won't hold my breath. I think Rosberg will take the fight to Hamilton! As Hamilton astutely observes, "Rosberg has grown since last season". What I don't understand is how aca...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will any of the veterans retire end 2016/2017?
Replies: 45
Views: 6636

Re: Will any of the veterans retire end 2016/2017?

If Kimi doesn't have a good year I think he's gone..........but then again I thought that for a long time. I think the others are secure with the possible exception of Jenson. I think depending on how the powertrains work out maybe he goes if there isn't true improvement and we see a GP2 Champ slide...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver coaching ban may lead to better racing.....?
Replies: 75
Views: 9155

Re: Driver coaching ban may lead to better racing.....?

http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2016/03/more-stress-and-more-mess-f1-rules-direction-leading-to-more-unpredictability/ Wolff did explain that he felt the changes to the radio rules were encouraging as it could lead to drivers running different engine settings to their teammates – something Mercedes e...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It is crunch time for Sainz Jr.
Replies: 22
Views: 4050

Re: It is crunch time for Sainz Jr.

Definitely crunch time for Carlos, but I think he will perform well. It's more a matter of how well the car holds up because he's had some seriously bad luck last year. Also I expect the Renault powertrain to be much better than last year and this chassis should have built off of last years (which I...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hulk vs. Perez 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11455

Re: Hulk vs. Perez 2016

I'm a huge Hulk fan, but I think Sergio has come of age. I think he will edge out the Hulk.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what if F1 would be a spec series?
Replies: 159
Views: 14832

Re: So what if F1 would be a spec series?

Covalent - kill F1 and GP2 would be the fastest thing out there. In fact with a one make chassis you could easily have the fastest cars out there too. I think it would be really interesting if FOM would give the chassis/engine maker funds to improve the chassis during the season and see how the dri...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what if F1 would be a spec series?
Replies: 159
Views: 14832

Re: So what if F1 would be a spec series?

Covalent - kill F1 and GP2 would be the fastest thing out there. In fact with a one make chassis you could easily have the fastest cars out there too. I think it would be really interesting if FOM would give the chassis/engine maker funds to improve the chassis during the season and see how the dri...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what if F1 would be a spec series?
Replies: 159
Views: 14832

Re: So what if F1 would be a spec series?

Want to sure a pure spec series then watch GP2. Want to see a spec series with a tiny bit of team influence, watch IndyCar. It's pretty easy to see what F1 would turn into. Even in Indycar they feel the need to mess about with the races to keep them close. Yup it's my biggest pet peeve with racing ...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso STR11
Replies: 15
Views: 6104

Re: Toro Rosso STR11

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CccfYXKW8AALaEO.jpg Source - Twitter.com What are the split pipes? Surely not the exhaust. Part of the exhaust. They are the wastegate pipes that were supposed to make the cars louder this year. From next year, the exhaust has to be split into one tailpipe for the turbo'...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what if F1 would be a spec series?
Replies: 159
Views: 14832

Re: So what if F1 would be a spec series?

Want to sure a pure spec series then watch GP2. Want to see a spec series with a tiny bit of team influence, watch IndyCar. It's pretty easy to see what F1 would turn into. I'd follow GP2 if they weren't a tier 2 sport. If they were the fastest and was the sport all drivers aspired to get to, I'd w...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso STR11
Replies: 15
Views: 6104

Re: Toro Rosso STR11

UnlikeUday wrote:
Image

Source - Twitter.com

What are the split pipes? Surely not the exhaust.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alcohol advertising / sponsorship in F1
Replies: 117
Views: 9851

Re: Alcohol advertising / sponsorship in F1

I don't think alcohol sponsorship should go the way of smoking. That being said I think alcohol probably has a greater negative impact on society than smoking does. I'd say It has a greater positive and negative impact at the same time. Alcohol can damage your health surely but you can have fun dri...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what if F1 would be a spec series?
Replies: 159
Views: 14832

Re: So what if F1 would be a spec series?

Want to sure a pure spec series then watch GP2.

Want to see a spec series with a tiny bit of team influence, watch IndyCar.

It's pretty easy to see what F1 would turn into.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alcohol advertising / sponsorship in F1
Replies: 117
Views: 9851

Re: Alcohol advertising / sponsorship in F1

I don't think alcohol sponsorship should go the way of smoking.

That being said I think alcohol probably has a greater negative impact on society than smoking does.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: VW Group rules out F1 entry
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Re: VW Group rules out F1 entry

nixxxon wrote:Doesnt surprise me one bit, after the "emissionsgate". They announced massive cost reductions.

They way VW cheated it seems to me they would fit in perfectly in F1.
by HawaiiF1Fan
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: And welcome to the Mercedes W07
Replies: 35
Views: 7100

Re: And welcome to the Mercedes W07

I'm wondering if the bigger box might be hiding something under the cover that channels air flow in the rear?
by HawaiiF1Fan
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, Wehrlein to replace Rosberg in 2017?
Replies: 44
Views: 7625

Re: So, Wehrlein to replace Rosberg in 2017?

I doubt Mercedes would only give 1 year of on track time to Pascal before they would tap him to replace Nico.........if it is Nico. If things get nasty Mercedes have such a good car they might want to go with someone to replace Lewis. But it is Nico's contract that runs out at the end of the year, ...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: lewis to take up boxing !
Replies: 23
Views: 4364

Re: lewis to take up boxing !

i'm wondering what merc will be thinking about lewis 's new hobby/method of training - boxing if I was paying Lewis's wages I would really what him staying away from any sport that could injure him and while it may fill his need for an adrenilin rush ..he really should stay fit and healthy and conc...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: lewis to take up boxing !
Replies: 23
Views: 4364

Re: lewis to take up boxing !

i'm wondering what merc will be thinking about lewis 's new hobby/method of training - boxing if I was paying Lewis's wages I would really what him staying away from any sport that could injure him and while it may fill his need for an adrenilin rush ..he really should stay fit and healthy and conc...
by HawaiiF1Fan
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, Wehrlein to replace Rosberg in 2017?
Replies: 44
Views: 7625

Re: So, Wehrlein to replace Rosberg in 2017?

I doubt Mercedes would only give 1 year of on track time to Pascal before they would tap him to replace Nico.........if it is Nico. If things get nasty Mercedes have such a good car they might want to go with someone to replace Lewis.