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by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Inappropriate post removed.
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

An automobile may use a longitudinal shaft to deliver power from an engine/transmission to the other end of the vehicle before it goes to the wheels. You're talking about a front engine car. :lol: Even then, what would it have to do with Honda - it's AFTER the gearbox, Honda only make the bit BEFOR...
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Wrong. The driveshaft broke. That's a Honda issue. Wrong. Honda don't make the driveshaft. Mclaren make part of the power train? Source? You know what a driveshaft is? It connects the gearbox (which McLaren make - most teams make their own gearboxes) to the rear wheel. Honda make the power UNIT. An...
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Drive shaft problem. He broke the car. well, it wasn't the Honda engine this time around. That car is a massive POS I suspect. Wrong. The driveshaft broke. That's a Honda issue. Wrong. Honda don't make the driveshaft. Mclaren make part of the power train? Source? You know what a driveshaft is? It c...
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Herb Tarlik wrote:
kleefton wrote:
LBET wrote:Drive shaft problem. He broke the car.
well, it wasn't the Honda engine this time around. That car is a massive POS I suspect.
Wrong. The driveshaft broke. That's a Honda issue.
Wrong. Honda don't make the driveshaft.
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Alonso: "Driveshaft. Driveshaft problem. Driveshaft."

Crofty: "Fuel pressure I would imagine."

lol
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Expect a rule clarification about grid box positioning for the next race.
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Getting really hungry but don't wanna leave the TV to go and put some toast in!
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Max vs Dan :D
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Max's first lap though!
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

I reckon a lot of them will be in at the end of lap 1.
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Gonna be lots of early pitstops.

All eyes on Carlos.
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 84063

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Sainz starting on slicks.
by JohnnyGuitar
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sauber to use Honda power from 2018 (Official).
Replies: 97
Views: 31022

Re: Sauber to use Honda power from April?

I read that the announcement is expected in April, it doesn't say when the actual switch will happen, does it? Or did I miss it?
by JohnnyGuitar
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sauber to use Honda power from 2018 (Official).
Replies: 97
Views: 31022

Re: Sauber to use Honda power from April?

On the face of it this seems a strange move at a strange time. It makes a nonsense of Sauber's stated strategy for 2017 - that is of concentrating on designing their chassis around a PU they knew very well - the 2016 Ferrari, it's also odd timing in that the Honda engine is currently a sickly one. O...
by JohnnyGuitar
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 9381

Re: F1 2018

The shark fins actually help to prevent spins up to a certain point, by the air pushing on one side to correct yaw, but if the car goes past a big enough angle the shark fin blocks the air flow off to one side of the rear wing, stalling it and taking away rear downforce from that point onwards. I re...
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Australian Grand Prix Race thread
Replies: 626
Views: 76714

Re: 2017 Australian Grand Prix Race thread

What was the booing for?

I don't like it for the best of times, but accept if it's justified, but what did Lewis do to anger the crowd?
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Australian Grand Prix Race thread
Replies: 626
Views: 76714

Re: 2017 Australian Grand Prix Race thread

I'm not sure if Hamilton's undercut was a bad idea, just extremely poorly executed. Had Mercedes been able to find a proper gap, Hamilton would have maintained track position. Yeah I think getting stuck behind Max was the problem. But that was a predicament of their own doing, and as we saw from Ve...
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Australian Grand Prix Race thread
Replies: 626
Views: 76714

Re: 2017 Australian Grand Prix Race thread

I'm not sure if Hamilton's undercut was a bad idea, just extremely poorly executed. Had Mercedes been able to find a proper gap, Hamilton would have maintained track position. Yeah I think getting stuck behind Max was the problem. But that was a predicament of their own doing, and as we saw from Ve...
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Australian Grand Prix Race thread
Replies: 626
Views: 76714

Re: 2017 Australian Grand Prix Race thread

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but it's obvious now that they not only timed the pitstop terribly for Ham in terms of traffic, but also at least 5 laps too early. Cock up.
by JohnnyGuitar
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 9381

Re: F1 2018

Streaming is fine for pre-recorded content, such as offered by the likes of Netflix and Amazon, but I wouldn't want to be relying on it full time for live sports. On a couple of occasions I've bought a 24 hour Now TV pass to watch a football match, maybe I was unlucky but I suffered with buffering w...
by JohnnyGuitar
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren, Honda, 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 57592

Re: McLaren, Honda, 2018

I think it's prudent of the McLaren board to explore contingency plans for the possibility that Honda can't get it right - or even pull the plug from their end. Doesn't mean they are getting ready to sever ties. It could also be a tactic to let Honda know they have to up their game to keep McLaren o...
by JohnnyGuitar
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren, Honda, 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 57592

Re: McLaren, Honda, 2018

If by mid season their woes are not over, it's close to guarantee that McLaren & Honda will split. What's the point of getting big bucks when the engine is so fragile. Because the alternative may mean fighting for financial survival? McLaren has a proud history of being one of THE top teams in F1, ...
by JohnnyGuitar
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India announce new livery
Replies: 95
Views: 39443

Re: Force India announce new livery

It's definitely better than the original one. And it'll be the only pink car on the grid, the more uniquely-coloured cars the better in my book. Glad they've added a little bit of graphics to the fin as well - makes all the difference.
by JohnnyGuitar
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren, Honda, 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 57592

Re: McLaren, Honda, 2018

Yes, for three reasons. 1. They have a long term contract, yes I know contracts can be broken but they aren't even approaching halfway through yet. 2. There isn't an alternative. Nobody can just make one of these power units without several years of development and a massive investment. 3. The only ...
by JohnnyGuitar
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!
Replies: 197
Views: 39985

Re: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!

At this moment, all we know is that the engine breaks down a lot. I still hope the engine itself is good. With the new aero formula, hopefully the engine is less important. Looking backwards, most of the changes to the rules delivered results, at least partially, so keeping my hopes up. Also, havin...
by JohnnyGuitar
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!
Replies: 197
Views: 39985

Re: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!

from what i've seen all the talk is about reliability with the honda engine. I'd rather they have a good engine and lot's of engine blows, rather than the other way around. Honda can do one better. Unreliable and slow :lol: :blush: Its a a farce at this point. McLaren needs a full stop of its F1 op...
by JohnnyGuitar
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 167582

Re: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread

I'm just clinging to the hope that whatever was wrong with the Honda engine at the first test is restricted to the interim version they were running last week and not the Melbourne spec engine they have in the car now.
by JohnnyGuitar
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!
Replies: 197
Views: 39985

Re: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!

It's obviously going to be a very difficult start to the season. The massive difference between this year and last year, and especially 2015, which might be a better parallel if the problems with the PU are as severe as they seem at the moment, is the removal of the token rules. So they at least hav...
by JohnnyGuitar
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pat Symonds joins Sky F1
Replies: 9
Views: 2924

Re: Pat Symonds joins Sky F1

Always enjoyed listening to Pat speak whenever he's been interviewed and asked about technical matters in the past.

A great appointment by Sky.
by JohnnyGuitar
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Every Year I Say The Same Thing...
Replies: 15
Views: 8434

Re: Every Year I Say The Same Thing...

I agree with the OP. The bigger tyres for this year are a step in the right direction but they should have been coupled with a crackdown on front wing complexity, and instead of freeing up the aero rules to allow all sorts of new winglets and bigger bargeboards, they should have allowed more freedom...
by JohnnyGuitar
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!
Replies: 197
Views: 39985

Re: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!

Sorry but the more I see of this car, the more I like it. I like the livery, I like the shape. It's one of the best looking of the bunch, IMO.
by JohnnyGuitar
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 167582

Re: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread

Some GOOD new for all of us!!!!!! The Shark fins & T Wings could be scrapped / discontinued for security reasons by Melbourne: http://racingclothesline.com/post/157802010685/20170227 Please get rid of them. Oh please make it happen double please Well you may as well ban all wings going by the logic...
by JohnnyGuitar
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 167582

Re: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread

Merc's shark fin has a slot in the top.

Image

Source: autosport.com
by JohnnyGuitar
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 167582

Re: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread

I wouldn't read too much into the teething problems at this stage. Looks like T-wings are going to become ubiquitous up and down the grid. They look relatively easy to fit to any car, and anyone who didn't already think of it is sure to to give it a try now. Not sure what I think about them, they ar...
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull RB13 Unveiled!
Replies: 37
Views: 7759

Re: Red Bull RB13 Unveiled!

You do wonder the thought processes in these graphics departments at times. They don't normally have room to include the tail on the bull on the engine cover, but with the shark fin, they do. STR have done so, but Red Bull have missed it off. Why would you do that? http://image3.redbull.com/rbx00498...
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the liveries '17!
Replies: 42
Views: 10957

Re: Rank the liveries '17!

Renault
Williams
Mercedes
McLaren
Ferrari
Toro Rosso
Haas
Red Bull
Sauber
Force India

EDIT: Just swapped Red Bull and Toro Rosso because of what I just noticed about the RBR shark fin. See RB13 thread.
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso STR12 Unveiled!
Replies: 20
Views: 5606

Re: Toro Rosso STR12 Unveiled!

I must be in the minority for not being bowled over by this livery. Those blocks of red look a bit odd to me.
by JohnnyGuitar
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!
Replies: 197
Views: 39985

Re: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!

MCL32 takes to the track.
by JohnnyGuitar
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!
Replies: 197
Views: 39985

Re: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!

I think all four engine suppliers will naturally converge as the season progresses. There's obviously a limit that can be extracted from the package, and as Mercedes are in front, they are nearer to that limit than the other manufacturers, so the others have more power and efficiency to gain than Me...