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by sgt.hartman
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What was it that made you take an interest in F1?
Replies: 76
Views: 7903

Re: What was it that made you take an interest in F1?

Fast cars driving around a track. As simple as that. Started watching back around '92, I think... But I was pretty young then and those brain cells have since perished.
by sgt.hartman
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures
Replies: 1736
Views: 732339

Re: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures

Heh my friend introducet me to this guy today and he agreed for me to take a pic of him to post it in to this forum. Bit like a younger Vettel already at the first look! :idea: :D So there you go: http://personal.inet.fi/atk/jiij/vettel2.JPG Is this some kind of multi-layered joke? He's Finnish, he...
by sgt.hartman
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Nice Guys of F1 Appreciation Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 11612

Re: The Nice Guys of F1 Appreciation Thread

Sorry to bring it down, but... Nice guys, but all of them proved to be sh*t up against anyone half descent. But shouts to Wurz, tho - top man!
by sgt.hartman
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Based on current form, who are the top 3 drivers in F1 today
Replies: 123
Views: 16644

Re: Based on current form, who are the top 3 drivers in F1 t

Vettel - 1 win/3 podiums and almost got one more Kimi - Not aggressive, but has driven very intelligently Third is difficult for me. Alonso's made two mistakes already so he's certainly not top 3 ON CURRENT FORM. Given how Alonso's reputation is built on being smart and error-free rather than pure ...
by sgt.hartman
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Based on current form, who are the top 3 drivers in F1 today
Replies: 123
Views: 16644

Re: Based on current form, who are the top 3 drivers in F1 t

Race2win wrote:Just based on the finishing positions of this year i,'ll say
Vettel
Raikonnen
Hamilton
Stats rarely tell the full picture, though.
by sgt.hartman
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Based on current form, who are the top 3 drivers in F1 today
Replies: 123
Views: 16644

Re: Based on current form, who are the top 3 drivers in F1 t

Alonso was unlucky to lose his front wing , but he did choose to continue the next lap therefore ending his race, he also chose to run his DRS a second time after the first failure - his team should of told him no too but he should of also come to the same decision on his own unless he was specific...
by sgt.hartman
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers / Team Principals / Teams (Spring 2013)
Replies: 38
Views: 6985

Re: Rank the Drivers / Team Principals / Teams (Spring 2013)

Alienturnedhuman wrote:
sgt.hartman wrote:This thread is aka 'post here if you're unemployed'
Employed people can simply use their Facebook-checking time to do it. Or wait until home time.
I'm kidding, dude.
by sgt.hartman
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers / Team Principals / Teams (Spring 2013)
Replies: 38
Views: 6985

Re: Rank the Drivers / Team Principals / Teams (Spring 2013)

This thread is aka 'post here if you're unemployed'
by sgt.hartman
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Based on current form, who are the top 3 drivers in F1 today
Replies: 123
Views: 16644

Re: Based on current form, who are the top 3 drivers in F1 t

I can't ignore Raikkonen's qualifying - I'm yet to be convinced it's the car, but he's absolutely fantastic on race pace and race management; there's no body better than him at the moment. Alonso, as JMILAT says, cannot be discounted from that top 3... On current form at the moment I'd put it as: V...
by sgt.hartman
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?
Replies: 169
Views: 18427

Re: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?

Seb has impressed me with his mental strength, though. Hissy fits aside, he's just knuckled down to it when it counts - last year's title was as much psychological as anything else, especially in the last few races of the season. :thumbup: I cant imagine how much discipline it must have taken to ra...
by sgt.hartman
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Based on current form, who are the top 3 drivers in F1 today
Replies: 123
Views: 16644

Re: Based on current form, who are the top 3 drivers in F1 t

Any 3 out of Alonso, Hamilton, Vettel and Kimi will do. Kimi's quali is a bit of a question mark to me. I hope he moves to Red Bull just to see how he compares with Vettel. Hamilton, Kimi and Vettel can't pick an order. Race wise I would put Kimi on top, but he's been let down by his qualifying pos...
by sgt.hartman
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Based on current form, who are the top 3 drivers in F1 today
Replies: 123
Views: 16644

Re: Based on current form, who are the top 3 drivers in F1 t

I can't ignore Raikkonen's qualifying - I'm yet to be convinced it's the car, but he's absolutely fantastic on race pace and race management; there's no body better than him at the moment. Alonso, as JMILAT says, cannot be discounted from that top 3... On current form at the moment I'd put it as: Ve...
by sgt.hartman
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What car(s)do you drive and own?
Replies: 199
Views: 45735

Re: What car(s)do you drive and own?

Wow... Jaguars, Datsun 280Z, Rolls-royces, vintage cars, people have great taste in cars around here, and i won't dissapoint. I drive a Mercedes 500SEC just like this one: http://www.classicandperformancecar.com/front_website/octane_interact/modelpicture.php?id=3619 German muscle. Believe it or not...
by sgt.hartman
Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do some people dislike Vettel so much?
Replies: 439
Views: 45510

Re: Why do some people dislike Vettel so much?

" I feel like Senna in '91 " :? Sorry mate, but what's the problem with Vettel having a "spiritual" moment about someone he idolises while racing...?! He's driving in the same series Senna did, on the same track Senna drove many legendary races on. Hamilton said he "felt Senna" with him in Monaco 2...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do some people dislike Vettel so much?
Replies: 439
Views: 45510

Re: Why do some people dislike Vettel so much?

"The 2012 car was, generally 2nd best; not as good as the Mclaren, just a little better than the post-Barcalona Ferrari. The 2010 car might have been the fastest, but if it struggles to finish races, what good is it? " Quite a contradiction there. The 2012 Mclaren was even more unreliable than the ...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do some people dislike Vettel so much?
Replies: 439
Views: 45510

Re: Why do some people dislike Vettel so much?

I'm not going to justify my opinions,the OP asked a question I answered it. Okay... I thought this was a discussion forum, but hey, keep on keepin' on. The 2012 redbull was the best car in the last 6-7 races when newey hit his sweet spot. The only thing that could keep up with Bulls was the Mclaren...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do some people dislike Vettel so much?
Replies: 439
Views: 45510

Re: Why do some people dislike Vettel so much?

Dexter Morgan wrote:I'm not going to justify my opinions,the OP asked a question I answered it.
Okay... I thought this was a discussion forum, but hey, keep on keepin' on.
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do some people dislike Vettel so much?
Replies: 439
Views: 45510

Re: Why do some people dislike Vettel so much?

I don't even know where to start on this one,it's not the antics it's just that he's so dislikeable if that's even a word. I dont usually hate on him in threads because many on here like him and theyre entitled to that opinion. Reasons that I don't like him -I think he's overrated What do you base ...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?
Replies: 169
Views: 18427

Re: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?

Perhaps you should re-watch last years German Grand Prix. One incident does not define a whole character ;) did i say it does? ;) You said it like it does, like he should re-think his opinion based on one race. Someone made a claim that Vettel gets annoyed on the radio but it doesn't get reflected ...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Strategy cost Alonso 2nd place
Replies: 71
Views: 8219

Re: Strategy cost Alonso 2nd place

Ferrari dropped the ball big time. I absolutely couldn't believe Alonso used DRS again. Ferrari never should have let Alonso take that risk. It was Ferrari's fault for Alonso hitting a button? Alonso would have known about as much as they would have; he could have elected not to use it, yet he stil...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?
Replies: 169
Views: 18427

Re: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?

Since 1998 I have only missed a handful of races. 2 each their own i guess. We are all entitled to opinions and have personal justifications for them including yourself and apparently those of others. You are indeed entitled to your opinion, but when you present a completely incorrect statement, it...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?
Replies: 169
Views: 18427

Re: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?

I have to agree Vettel is calmer under pressure than Alonso. H e gets annoyed on the radio but you don't see it in his driving. Fernando gets hot under the collar and although it's exciting it's perhaps not the best way to win a WDC. Perhaps you should re-watch last years German Grand Prix. One inc...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?
Replies: 169
Views: 18427

Re: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?

Since 1998 I have only missed a handful of races. 2 each their own i guess. We are all entitled to opinions and have personal justifications for them including yourself and apparently those of others. You are indeed entitled to your opinion, but when you present a completely incorrect statement, it...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 3066198

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

I think it was Monaco 2005 when he qualified nearly half a second faster than Alonso, it was brilliant to watch. I agree, I take nothing away from his Mclaren days - they were amazing to watch both on Saturday and Sunday, week in, week out, but in the past season and 4 races, only China has reminde...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?
Replies: 169
Views: 18427

Re: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?

I DO NOT LIKE VETTEL! with that being said and despite the fact he drives a newey mobile he is incredible behind the wheel. I personally would like to see him in a midfield car(sauber, Williams, STR) of this year and see what he can do. He did some amazing things at the start of his career with STR...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Strategy cost Alonso 2nd place
Replies: 71
Views: 8219

Re: Strategy cost Alonso 2nd place

Ferrari dropped the ball big time. I absolutely couldn't believe Alonso used DRS again. Ferrari never should have let Alonso take that risk. It was Ferrari's fault for Alonso hitting a button? Alonso would have known about as much as they would have; he could have elected not to use it, yet he stil...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Silly Season Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6081

Re: What if Hulkenberg goes to Lotus?

How about me in a Force India to get closer to that Merc seat, alongside my darg Hamilton...?
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?
Replies: 169
Views: 18427

Re: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?

Tyres - Better than Kimi? Not sure about that one - Kimi has driven two 2-stoppers so far this year, won with one of them, 2nd in another. Vettel has not been able to pull out a 2-stopper. I think that would be due to the car, or rather due to the setup they prefer at RBR. But you're right you cann...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is this finally Fernando's year?
Replies: 62
Views: 9990

Re: Is this finally Fernando's year?

Ergh, all this talk about "omg Alonso overtook even without DRS"... He overtook what, 4 cars on track - Ricciardo and Maldonado (hold the phone!!!), Button (on his in-lap, dead tyres), and Perez. Has Alonso's lack of DRS made people forget the fact that he's in the 2nd fastest car on the grid? He go...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 3066198

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

My post wasn't directed at you sgt.hartman, or anyone specific. I'm just wary of this turning into the same unbearable thread it did last year where Raikkonen could apparently do no wrong, and the team could do no right. As for good qualifier or not, I'm not so sure anymore. Anyone who starting wat...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 3066198

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Complaints about the team, again... Can I remind you all of the dismal pit stops and strategies of his previous teams (and others) in recent months and years. McLaren last year had stops which cost their drivers wins and finishes, by either being slow or by nor securing wheels. Or Ferrari leaving A...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?
Replies: 169
Views: 18427

Re: Among the champions, where would you place Vettel?

Judging from what I have seen Behind Senna, Schumi and Prost by a long way A bit behind Alonso On par with Lewis and Mansell Bit better than Mika Better than Hill and Button (as much as it pains me to admit it) Thats about how i rate it. He needs to move to another team, get away from Marko and the...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is on the RB9 (and RB8) that makes it's all Newey?
Replies: 14
Views: 2874

Re: What is on the RB9 (and RB8) that makes it's all Newey?

Coander exhaust blown diffuser - they all had it but RB is the best oh and dont forget flexi front wings :D Flexi front wing not as big (if at all) a factor as it was in 2010 and 2011, coander exhaust was brought in by Sauber and best exploited by Mclaren, blown diffuser no longer legal. blown diff...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Strategy cost Alonso 2nd place
Replies: 71
Views: 8219

Re: Strategy cost Alonso 2nd place

Analysing the lap times of Alonso vs Vettel only looks bad for Alonso - Alonso was pushing every lap of his race, Vettel was cruising for the majority, driving to target lap times that were quicker than everyone else in the race. Raikkonen too was driving to target lap times in order to make his 2 s...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is on the RB9 (and RB8) that makes it's all Newey?
Replies: 14
Views: 2874

Re: What is on the RB9 (and RB8) that makes it's all Newey?

A2jdl wrote:Coander exhaust blown diffuser - they all had it but RB is the best
oh and dont forget flexi front wings :D
Flexi front wing not as big (if at all) a factor as it was in 2010 and 2011, coander exhaust was brought in by Sauber and best exploited by Mclaren, blown diffuser no longer legal.
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is on the RB9 (and RB8) that makes it's all Newey?
Replies: 14
Views: 2874

What is on the RB9 (and RB8) that makes it's all Newey?

Alonso last year, rather rudely (in an effort to trip Vettel up), said he was racing Newey (http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2012/10/27/alonso-were-fighting-newey/)... What was on the car last year, and this year (some on this forum still think it's the car), that people are using to conclude that Vettel'...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 3066198

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Complaints about the team, again... Can I remind you all of the dismal pit stops and strategies of his previous teams (and others) in recent months and years. McLaren last year had stops which cost their drivers wins and finishes, by either being slow or by nor securing wheels. Or Ferrari leaving A...
by sgt.hartman
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 3066198

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Lotus pit stops only seem horrible because you're comparing them to the other front runners, which Enstone haven't been for a few years now. Not getting the jack out the way fast enough is fairly fundamental. Lotus pit stops are terrible, and if they want to start winning more races, that's somethi...
by sgt.hartman
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver of the race - Bahrain 2013?
Replies: 80
Views: 11186

Re: Driver of the race - Bahrain 2013?

GicaEric wrote:Clearly Rosberg. He deserved the pole, he fought to the last breath, just that Merc failed him (once more).
:?

So wait, you call a driver who qualified on pole then stormed to the back of the field, driver of the day?

Ooooookay.