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by red_baron
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Photos & such
Replies: 27
Views: 26738

Re: Photos & such

The cars at the Enzo museum look like plastic toys! I suppose these are just the real cars all my toys were based on, especially the 550, I remember loving my little die-cast model! By contrast, the cars at Maranello look much more 'real' but such crazy designs. Amazing. The F310 at modena seems a b...
by red_baron
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Giovinazzi v Pascal
Replies: 93
Views: 18351

Re: Giovinazzi v Pascal

Giovanazzi is good, but what actually makes Wherlein so bad? He scored the point with Manor. Ocon and the other fellas didn't. Maldonado scored Williams a race win. A lot of people didn't think he was a fantastic driver despite that. I think it's a lot to do with reputation in the F1 circus. Result...
by red_baron
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Honda's Best Place in Australia
Replies: 50
Views: 10422

Re: McLaren Honda's Best Place in Australia

I'm gonna be boring and say I'll have to wait and see until at least first practice before making my mind up.

I'm leaning towards a 2015 style result as Nosebuckle said, I'm expecting them to bring a different engine spec to Australia.
by red_baron
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas VF-17 Unveiled!
Replies: 47
Views: 15520

Re: Haas VF-17 Unveiled!

red_baron wrote: the dull gray can and should be improved upon
That's just, like, your opinion, man...
by red_baron
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas VF-17 Unveiled!
Replies: 47
Views: 15520

Re: Haas VF-17 Unveiled!

I think that colorisation is... well, it's okay in its own right, but that would just look like another Red Bull livery on the track to me- there's enough blue on the track as it is! I actually don't mind the gunboat grey of the Haas. If anything, I think the blocky red nose looks a bit awkward- I'v...
by red_baron
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 McLaren livery revealed?
Replies: 37
Views: 9751

Re: 2017 McLaren livery revealed?

Stoffel seems to be sporting rocket red, regardless.
by red_baron
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 McLaren livery revealed?
Replies: 37
Views: 9751

Re: 2017 McLaren livery revealed?

They have the same livery shown on a car launch date announcement on their facebook page.
by red_baron
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa signs €6 million deal to race for Williams in 2017
Replies: 126
Views: 23234

Re: Massa offered €6 million to race for Williams in 2017

I rather hit myself with a hammer than watch Massa race again in F1. With that level of stupidity, I imagine you'd miss. I haven't found Massa particularly thrilling to watch lately, and I thought when he retired it was quite fitting. I'd love to see someone new and exciting in the Williams... and ...
by red_baron
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: From frontpage- Wolff says mercedes maxed out
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

From frontpage- Wolff says mercedes maxed out

Given it's been a night of trying to read politics and I just can't get hold of enough polls right now:

Toto Wolff article on front page http://www.planetf1.com/news/wolff-were ... rformance/

I was reading a few comments there on the front page too, so which way do you read this? Why is he saying this?
by red_baron
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dream F1 Race Track
Replies: 6
Views: 5132

Re: Dream F1 Race Track

I reckon that Nurburgring DRS zone into that long left/right would be really difficult to overtake on. I love the idea of an ideal track though! I might have to do my own, sadly not half the skills to make an image of it! What did you use to put it together?
by red_baron
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Any Other Disillusioned Vettel Fan?
Replies: 46
Views: 10023

Re: Any Other Disillusioned Vettel Fan?

I tend to agree with what Christian Horner says, that Vettel should get a reprimand for the sweariness. As much as I really like that Vettel wears his heart on his sleeve and shows he's passionate, this isn't the right way. I think Horner likened it to swearing at the referee. All well and good when...
by red_baron
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mexico 2016: Vettel vs Ricciardo
Replies: 82
Views: 13503

Re: Mexico 2016: Vettel vs Ricciardo

Well, he'll be even more angry now.
by red_baron
Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Suspension
Replies: 56
Views: 11701

Re: Mercedes Suspension

Back to Mercedes' suspension chat, did anyone else think Vettel's roll bar (or whatever they decided it was) failure in Singapore quali might be related to Ferrari trying their own system and getting it wrong?
by red_baron
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 German Grand Prix
Replies: 59
Views: 8517

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

Hulkenberg 7th anyone?
by red_baron
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Radio Ban - Are We Missing the Point?
Replies: 72
Views: 8197

Re: Team Radio Ban - Are We Missing the Point?

IMO, formula 1 drivers should know how to operate their car. If the car is too complicated for a driver to operate, it is the team's fault for designing it in that way, or not training the driver well enough. It is a team sport, but the car shouldn't be driven by a team. IMO, formula 1 drivers shoul...
by red_baron
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes tyre pressure trick
Replies: 68
Views: 8263

Re: Mercedes tyre pressure trick

Could teams be forced to have pressure@temperature tests done by scrutineers? e.g. pressure must read 28psi at 60degrees or something? Come to think of it, wouldn't it be better if tyre temperature was regulated to be within a pre-mandated 'safe range' but not be fully warmed up before the cars go o...
by red_baron
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault bid for Allison
Replies: 7
Views: 2813

Re: Renault bid for Allison

Allison out, Newey in?
by red_baron
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which Drivers SHOULD NOT or WILL NOT be in F1 for 2017?
Replies: 161
Views: 19530

Re: Which Drivers SHOULD or WILL not be in F1 for 2017?

I don't think there's any doubt that Alonso deserves to be in F1. He's a fantastic driver, he's fast and he also provides good entertainment. Should he be stagnating in F1 at McLaren Honda? I don't think so. I read something in the forum about a possible indycar move? I don't think it's that likely ...
by red_baron
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers and glasses (Hamilton's glasses)
Replies: 29
Views: 16512

Drivers and glasses (Hamilton's glasses)

So, along with silly qualifying and more tyre compounds being available, I notice Lewis Hamilton's Gandhi glasses are another potentially controversial addition to F1 in 2016. Are they just for short distances? Are they clear glass? I remember Sébastien Bourdais having glasses. Does anyone know of a...
by red_baron
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...
Replies: 40
Views: 6220

Re: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...

One race for WDC one for WCC? Whilst we're throwing ideas around...
by red_baron
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso v Herbert
Replies: 211
Views: 31484

Re: Alonso v Herbert

I'm sorry to have missed this! Will have to try and find a video clip. Thought it was a bit much from Herbert, I'm glad Alonso called him out on it.

Edit- Aha! As if by magic!
by red_baron
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Australian GP - Free Practice discussion
Replies: 83
Views: 11878

Re: Australian GP - Free Practice discussion

Were Renault running two different noses today? I saw a couple of stills and they looked different. That said, it's difficult to keep track with at least two different show cars launching their new livery!
by red_baron
Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Inspirational Quotes from Legendary Drivers
Replies: 19
Views: 3120

Re: Inspirational Quotes from Legendary Drivers

The two quotes by Kimi are completely out of sync with the rest of them. I took that first Kimi one to mean that he only ever wants to finish in first place. It's the same as the Fangio quote in that sense, always striving to be the best. No-one wants to go and pick-up second place next to the guy ...
by red_baron
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paul Di Resta to become Williams Reserve Driver for 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 5283

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

TakumaSatoforthewin wrote:Exciting personality to liven up the paddock.



:lol:
by red_baron
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How about each team having their own colour?
Replies: 20
Views: 3680

Re: How about each team having their own colour?

Priorities when deciding colours... 1. Money . . . . . . . . . 2. Making cars easy to tell apart for viewers. Hahahaha, Yep. Shame though, I do like Ferrari having red, Mercedes having silver and the green Lotus and such, teams have rocked it and it becomes a point of pride having their national co...
by red_baron
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Petrov and a possible Russian team
Replies: 18
Views: 3448

Re: Petrov and a possible Russian team

Oh no, he was definitely something special http://i63.tinypic.com/t66u6p.jpg Remembering this race, particularly Petrov's blocking, brings a tear of happiness to my eye. Seeing Alonso so frustrated was amazing. So glad I came to this thread today! I do like the idea of a proper Russian racing team ...
by red_baron
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wacky, Genius, odd and downright silly F1 bodywork
Replies: 23
Views: 8161

Re: Wacky, Genius, odd and downright silly F1 bodywork

As ugly and slow as those cars were that shade of green is awesome. I disagree. The original Green they used was GORGEOUS!!! This is a mucked up travesty of the original color in an attempt to separate themselves from the original British Racing Green and is atrocious in my eyes. It loses all chara...
by red_baron
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Livery assumptions / expectations for 2016!
Replies: 63
Views: 13648

Re: Livery assumptions / expectations for 2016!

I'm really not expecting any team to look stunning. I had high hopes for FI/ Aston Martin but that fizzled pretty quickly. I had an idea the other day that as McLaren get further up the field their black should fade away/ wear away revealing, like a dragonfly emerging, a beautiful fully orange McLar...
by red_baron
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread
Replies: 159
Views: 66611

Re: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread

Steve Jones? That could be either really good or... not so good. I'm optimistic though.
by red_baron
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official unveiling car dates for 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 14231

Re: Official unveiling car dates for 2016

Williams unveiling on the 22nd Feb. Reported here: m As for Ferrari... who knows... there's another thread here (http://forum.planet-f1.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13091), but more importantly- m could just be engine sound or something with 2015 aero (likely) but their facebook page wrote: "We...
by red_baron
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Single GP Winners
Replies: 23
Views: 4042

Re: F1 Single GP Winners

Maldonado. :P
by red_baron
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official unveiling car dates for 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 14231

Re: Official unveiling car dates for 2016

Yawn. The public reveals are deadly boring. Anything that might be unique or revolutionary or even a decent evolution from last year isn't on the car. Official photos are staged to hide anything interesting and just to show the revised branding for last year's sponsor or whoever is replacing them. ...
by red_baron
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official unveiling car dates for 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 14231

Re: Official unveiling car dates for 2016

Williams unveiling on the 22nd Feb. Reported here: m As for Ferrari... who knows... there's another thread here (http://forum.planet-f1.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13091), but more importantly- m could just be engine sound or something with 2015 aero (likely) but their facebook page wrote: "We ...
by red_baron
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Refuelling could return in 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8210

Re: Refuelling could return in 2017

Is there a forum poll out there for agree/disagree with return of refuelling 2017? Could owenmahamilton add one to this thread?
by red_baron
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 car unveil dates
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Re: 2016 car unveil dates

Well, it's on the first page...

"Official unveiling car dates for 2016"
by red_baron
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DID SEB FORCE KIMI OFF TRACK IN RUSSIA?
Replies: 36
Views: 5648

Re: DID SEB FORCE KIMI OFF TRACK IN RUSSIA?

I think Seb's move was acceptable. Was Kimi weaving a bit to defend there though? Thought that was banned?
by red_baron
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Let think the unthinkable.....
Replies: 23
Views: 4043

Re: Let think the unthinkable.....

Second 'unthinkable' thread up here in a week...

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In all seriousness, would it be possible for the whole RBR team to take a sabbatical for a year if a Ferrari deal can't be reached?
by red_baron
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The best modern era Number 2?
Replies: 52
Views: 5580

Re: The best modern era Number 2?

Not Max Verstappen.
by red_baron
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If Renault buy Lotus where does Red Bull go?
Replies: 42
Views: 6765

Re: If Renault buy Lotus where does Red Bull go?

Red Bull Aston Martin with branded Merc engines is what I say.

It's nice to dream. ;)
by red_baron
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 flags
Replies: 15
Views: 2338

Re: F1 flags

In all seriousness, what happens if a driver is red/green colour blind? Does anyone have any anecdotes regarding colour blind drivers?