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by veffy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racing Point Force India - Reborn from Ashesl!!!!
Replies: 302
Views: 71354

Re: Force India comes out of Administration thanks to Stroll

I'm interested in what the rest of Stroll's investment group think about the conflict of interest. I'm sure they're aware that the business they've just invested in will have a pivotally placed employee who can effectively never be fired (Stroll jr), I wonder if that conversation has been had.
by veffy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 142768

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

With the Leclerc rumours gathering pace its looking like the Ferrari door is closing. If so, it's a shame I would like to have seen that. Not a done deal yet though and it would be a bold new move for Ferrari as they've not been one for signing drivers with such inexperience. Yeah, more and more of...
by veffy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 352165

Re: Silly Season 2019

Does anyone feel like Kimi is uncharacteristically happy/bubbly/charismatic this weekend? I saw a big old smile on his face in the drivers conference the size of which I've never seen on him before. Wonder if he has some good news in the pocket and what that might be.
by veffy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 142768

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

I'm surprised this thread has gone so quiet lately, especially since right now is probably when all the meetings and conversations are taking place to determine which seat Ricciardo lands in next year. To summarise the reports & rumours recently: McLaren has had conversations with Ricciardo and rep...
by veffy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Boring races? People have short memories...
Replies: 40
Views: 7056

Re: Boring races? People have short memories...

Eh, this race was fine I guess, for me I've had this really strange feeling in both this race and Canada that I've never felt before which is that the race kind of felt like a practise session somehow. Canada there was no overtaking which for me is fine, I like F1 the way I like cricket - for the gr...
by veffy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 352165

Re: McLaren reportedly offering Daniel Ricciardo $20 Million

Right now, is not the time to go to Mclaren. They need to get their issues sorted out. Maybe it is exactly the right time to go to McLaren. McLarens F1 team is deeply disappointing this season, but they are a big organization with big money behind. Yesterday Martin Whitmarsh talked about the need t...
by veffy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Shower Thought: Constructor points instead of grid penalties
Replies: 35
Views: 6275

Re: Shower Thought: Constructor points instead of grid penal

The big problem I would have with it is that it's not a penalty with parity down the field. A ten point penalty costs Sauber, FI and STR far more than it costs Merc, Ferrari or Red Bull. It's frustrating but I think you win and lose as a team. If the driver crashes into the wall you wouldn't still ...
by veffy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Shower Thought: Constructor points instead of grid penalties
Replies: 35
Views: 6275

Re: Shower Thought: Constructor points instead of grid penal

I have read your whole post and I don't mean to be dismissive, but: You win as a team and you lose as a team. As soon as you start separating the two where do you draw the line? No problem at all! I suppose my answer to that would be that they are already separated, which is why we have a construct...
by veffy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Shower Thought: Constructor points instead of grid penalties
Replies: 35
Views: 6275

Shower Thought: Constructor points instead of grid penalties

Hey crew, I've been back at it again thinking about F1 in the shower. So this year Redbull have an outside chance performance-wise to to mix it with Ferrari and Mercedes on a good day. However, I think most of us agree that they're unlikely to have the reliability to give Dan a real shot at the cham...
by veffy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Shower Thought: Linking teammates via radio
Replies: 14
Views: 3107

Re: Shower Thought: Linking teammates via radio

Since team mates are rarely fine with each other these days, one can try to distract the other in manifold ways, telling a joke, whistling, singing, suggesting how bad he is, or other ways. I suppose if it was implemented it would need some pretty heavily regulation to prevent abuse. On the point o...
by veffy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Shower Thought: Linking teammates via radio
Replies: 14
Views: 3107

Shower Thought: Linking teammates via radio

I guess in this particular shower session I was mulling over the changes Liberty had made in a direction of attempting to modernise formula one in a way that improves the racing AND the show (hopefully without too much compromise) and overall I think they've done a reasonable job so far. One idea th...
by veffy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas F1
Replies: 85
Views: 35872

Re: Haas F1

I'm actually really impressed with where HAAS are, I suppose my recent memories of new teams in F1 is Caterham or Marrusia where they trail around the track on their own just making up the numbers and HAAS has never played that role.
by veffy
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 56325

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

I missed the race but it looks like Bottas had the perfect weekend, just on the wrong weekend!
by veffy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers who have improved their pace during their careers
Replies: 29
Views: 12561

Re: Drivers who have improved their pace during their career

All drivers improve their pace from their first year to their second year. This is mostly down to taking the time to adapt to the unusual characteristics of F1 (namely the unbelievably powerful brakes and the tremendous amount of grip generated by downforce). Some may even see improvement in their ...
by veffy
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers who have improved their pace during their careers
Replies: 29
Views: 12561

Drivers who have improved their pace during their careers

I've been thinking about this for a little while in how whenever F1 drivers are talked about by the press or on this forum their 'pace' is presented as a constant. People will say "So and so has two tenths on whats his name" which people will still use as a benchmark 5-10 years in their careers to d...
by veffy
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams uninspiring driver options for 2018
Replies: 483
Views: 176013

Re: Williams uninspiring driver options for 2018

I must admit the whole value of Kubica to me seems to be the PR story? And I think that's the reason every team with a contract coming up for renewal indulged the press by presenting him as a possible option. I wasn't a serious f1 fan when he was driving originally but it seems to me he was a Hulk/S...
by veffy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams uninspiring driver options for 2018
Replies: 483
Views: 176013

Re: Williams uninspiring driver options for 2018

Kvyat is the clear best option to my mind.
by veffy
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 8579

Re: Webber 2.0

With Max and Dan being my 2 favourite drivers I really hope the Redbull is strong next year and they're allowed to race. However, were I in Redbulls position and I had the choice of investing in a driver signed longterm and I driver who will almost certainly leave the following year - I know who I w...
by veffy
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 96027

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Black_Flag_11 wrote:
purchville wrote:Every countries' fans are now the best fans
The country with the best crowd/fans according to Lewis Hamilton:

Image
https://m.imgur.com/aNXz706
lol
by veffy
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 96027

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Black_Flag_11 wrote:A Red Bull leads every lap and sets fastest laps at the end. Where have I seen that before?
Mercedes the last 4 years?
by veffy
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 52847

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

moby wrote:What is the crack with the facemask/helmet thing? What is the Mexico connection?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucha_libre
by veffy
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 52847

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

veffy wrote:So is the VER > RIC gap due to the upgraded engine? It's a solid upgrade if so

And it's great news for Mclaren next year if it's the case
by veffy
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 52847

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

So is the VER > RIC gap due to the upgraded engine? It's a solid upgrade if so
by veffy
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????
Replies: 76
Views: 23868

Re: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????

The only rationale I could see (for Dan) for considering this is that if it's replacing Alonso, with the attractiveness being that it's a high budget team he can build around himself, as opposed to ferrari, merc and redbull where he will need to compete. However in doing so he will be taking the exa...
by veffy
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kvyat out...again maybe?
Replies: 61
Views: 15635

Re: Kvyat out...again maybe?

I don't enjoy seeing anyone miss out on achieving something they obviously care dearly about, but on the bright side it has opened the way for Hartley who I've very quickly warmed too at least in terms of his personality.
by veffy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams uninspiring driver options for 2018
Replies: 483
Views: 176013

Re: Williams uninspiring driver options for 2018

So is anyone talking about Kvyat for a Williams seat? He's not old enough to meet the Sponsor's age requirements. Martini must have at leased one of their drivers over 25 due to age dringing restrictions in certain countries. So several drivers such as Kvyat, Wehrlein and a few others, they can't g...
by veffy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams uninspiring driver options for 2018
Replies: 483
Views: 176013

Re: Williams uninspiring driver options for 2018

So is anyone talking about Kvyat for a Williams seat?
by veffy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [merged] Changes to prerace show / reflections
Replies: 29
Views: 8339

Re: The pre-race show at Austin [reflections]

Myopia wrote:
Personally, as another Aussie, I thought the pre race US announcement thing was cringeworthy. Absolutely embarrassing. I was expecting the announcer to say "Let's get ready to ru-m-m-mble!!!"
Maybe you didn't stick around but he did exactly that :lol:
by veffy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [merged] Changes to prerace show / reflections
Replies: 29
Views: 8339

The pre-race show at Austin [reflections]

I know we had a thread about the news this was happening, so mods feel free to delete this if inappropriate, but I thought it might be useful to have a thread reflecting on the spectacle now that it's over, and how it fits in with some of the other changes I assume we're all seeing in Formula 1. I w...
by veffy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 US Grand Prix
Replies: 39
Views: 9565

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 US Grand Prix

Max / Sainz / Ocon

Honourable to Dan before the DNF
by veffy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 US Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 81150

Re: 2017 US Grand Prix Race Thread

I'm hoping to see Hartley do well tomorrow, he seems like he would be a refreshing addition to the grid at least personality wise. Excited to see what Sainz does in the Renault, he looked great in qualifying. Alonso and Ric are in good positions for some potentially fun outcomes. They're the stories...
by veffy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams uninspiring driver options for 2018
Replies: 483
Views: 176013

Re: Williams uninspiring driver options for 2018

Is it just me or does it seem like Massa's pace and energy has really dropped off since his mystery sickness back in Hungary?
by veffy
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: vettel/stroll. what the he'll happened there.
Replies: 374
Views: 74254

Re: vettel/stroll. what the he'll happened there.

I found Vettel getting a lift with Pascal very charming despite it being frowned upon by the FIA
by veffy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 196949

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

I like Ricciardo, but seriously is he the luckiest driver out there? Every race he has won has been a fluke and he has had the amazing fortune to be the "next best" driver on most of the weekends Mercedes happened to drop the ball in 2014 and 2016. Although Spain went Max's way in 2016 and he was u...
by veffy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 British Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 47776

Re: 2017 British Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

What would be good to know is how other broadcasters receive drivers of their own nationality. e.g. How do German broadcasters react to Vettel, Australian to Riccardo etc. I've always put the perceived Hamilton bias down to the fact that Sky/C4 are British broadcasters promoting their product by pr...
by veffy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 British Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 47776

Re: 2017 British Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

The shield that Vettel tried in FP1 made him feel a little dizzy. A very crucial feedback. He said through the shield, the vision looked distorted due to the curvature. http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/355826/ I am upset that they did not set up the curvature of the shield properly. As if it is s...
by veffy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Live London - a bit short notice?
Replies: 103
Views: 22218

Re: F1 Live London - a bit short notice?

Is it possible this was organised last minute by Liberty Media as a response to the doubts around the Silverstone GP going forward? They may not have had all the permits approved until the last minute if so. Either way I think this kind of thing is great for F1 and really impressed with what Liberty...
by veffy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 196949

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

So.. interesting to hear people's reaction to Austria. I feel Max had the capacity to out qualify Dan judging off the practice runs and Q1/Q2. Q3 it seems as if Max was over driving the car, did Dans older wiser head prevail on this occasion to keep the car within the limits of grip? I think Dan ge...
by veffy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Shield Revealed?
Replies: 23
Views: 7174

Re: Shield Revealed?

I dont hate it to be honest!
by veffy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 38996

Re: 2017 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

spec 3 Honda not looking super impressive really This is the closest vandoorne has ever been to alonso though. So the upgrade did seem to add some power, but not nearly enough i agree. Maybe someone who can be bothered will compare the gap in Q2 to the average gap between stoffel and alonso recentl...