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by Gothnak
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 161529

Re: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread

You're going against everything said and done by Vettel over the last two years I think. Nothing suggests he uses Raikkonen as just a dummy he can outshine. The last time Ferrari allowed their drivers to compete for the title, they lost the 2008 WDC. They have long memories at Maranello which is wh...
by Gothnak
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 161529

Re: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread

Ferrari dominance would probably kill the sport's popularity further. While Mercedes dominance was boring, at least Hamilton and Rosberg were close in pace. Vettel vs Raikkonen would just be Vettel vs Webber Round 2. Oh god, Ferrari having the best car and team orders... Flashes back to 2004, 2002,...
by Gothnak
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Obligatory Favorite Driver
Replies: 68
Views: 11836

Re: Obligatory Favorite Driver

Hamilton,
Bottas (Who my wife calls Tiny Cat for some reason),
Verstappen,
Massa.
by Gothnak
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Underdog winners
Replies: 58
Views: 15166

Re: Underdog winners

How about Jaboiulle in 80 or 81?

He only finished 4 races, and scored points twice, both wins.

Even if the car was fast, surely the reliability made him a huge 'underdog'?
by Gothnak
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Car speed advantages
Replies: 40
Views: 10129

Re: Car speed advantages

@ Gothnak: I follow your reasoning, but Imo this is perhaps based on Packages and their qualy- or race-times. Once the driver is 'removed; from the package to leave the Car alone, the pictures can be quite different. Looking at qualy and race-results say for 1992, it seems that the Senna/McLaren-Ho...
by Gothnak
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Car speed advantages
Replies: 40
Views: 10129

Re: Car speed advantages

I have a question for your stats. You say the Mercedes of the last few years aren't quite as all conquering as some cars in the past, but these days racing has become more about conservation and reliability. Over the past Red Bull & Merc years i can barely remember a race where the leaders didn'...
by Gothnak
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Overtakes - quantity vs quality
Replies: 47
Views: 8887

Re: Overtakes - quantity vs quality

Make it all about the tyres, and remove blooming DRS then see where we are with it.
by Gothnak
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Every Year I Say The Same Thing...
Replies: 15
Views: 8263

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

What made F1 boring wasn't lack of overtakes to begin with, it's the utter dominance of a single team in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016... It gets old, people dont want to see their favourite drivers racing for 3rd position while 2 other cars cruise around to easy wins in every race. Precisely this. ...
by Gothnak
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Every Year I Say The Same Thing...
Replies: 15
Views: 8263

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

No offense but I think you need a new sport to follow. It's one thing to take issue with several things, it's a whole other ballgame when everything about it bothers you. It's not quite everything is it? It's a lack of understand the basics of allowing overtaking in a non artificial way. If you sor...
by Gothnak
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Every Year I Say The Same Thing...
Replies: 15
Views: 8263

Every Year I Say The Same Thing...

I've been watching F1 since around 1981 and until the Schuey years i never missed a race. Since then i watch what i can, but it's no longer the 'must see' sport of my youth. Every year i say: 1. Restrict all Aero Grip - The reason is twofold. Firstly, Aero Grip is affected by the car in front and th...
by Gothnak
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)

I bloody knew it, 3 good races at the end of the season with results in the top 15, and miss the placings by 12 points after being miles behind.... If Vettel had been good and stayed in 5th place, i'd have broken 200 in that last race.. Hrmpf... Well done to the 24 who got onto the leaderboard... <s...
by Gothnak
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Brazil Updated)

Right, one last attempt to hit the top 24...

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Verstappen
4. Ricciardo
5. Vettel
6. Raikonnen
7. Perez
8. Hulkenberg
9. Alonso
10. Bottas
by Gothnak
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Mexico Updated)

A couple of non terrible results has raised me to the heady heights of being able to see the end of season grid in the distance...

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Verstappen
4. Ricciardo
5. Vettel
6. Raikonnen
7. Perez
8. Bottas
9. Hulkenberg
10. Massa
by Gothnak
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: Motorsport Manager ( PC Version )
Replies: 23
Views: 38746

Re: Motorsport Manager ( PC Version )

I've met the guy who makes this down my local pub (We're both game developers in Guildford) and a few of my friends have helped make this. The questions i've asked have all had pretty decent answers, i think it is abstracted enough so that unlike some of the more techie previous games you don't have...
by Gothnak
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Austin Updated)

Right, well, that was another disaster...

Remember Mexico this week!

Mexico:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Ricciardo
4. Verstappen
5. Vettel
6. Raikonnen
7. Perez
8. Alonso
9. Hulkenberg
10. Bottas
by Gothnak
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Japan Updated)

Quick quick.. USA....

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Verstappen
5. Ricciardo
6. Raikkonen
7. Perez
8. Hulkenberg
9. Bottas
10. Alonso
by Gothnak
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Singapore Update

One of my lowest scores of the year gets one of my highest finishes, oh dear...

Suzuka:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Ricciardo
4. Verstappen
5. Vettel
6. Perez
7. Raikkonen
8. Bottas
9. Hulkenberg
10. Alonso
by Gothnak
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Singapore Update

No idea why i'm still bothering this year! ... Because you're just beating Spamjet and within shouting distance of me and specdecible. It doesn't matter that we're all fighting over 24th place, there's bragging rights at stake! This is true, although i am trying to get into 20th place and a photo w...
by Gothnak
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Singapore Update

Nice to be back on the podium myself, not to mention sneaking back into the top five overall. Given how strong Covalent has been (seven podiums on the year? That's ridiculously impressive!) I can't imagine it'd be possible to close a 100 point gap in six races, and I'd say Exediron's probably too f...
by Gothnak
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Singapore Update

No idea why i'm still bothering this year! :(...

Malaysia

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Ricciardo
5. Verstappen
6. Raikonnen
7. Perez
8. Hulkenberg
9. Bottas
10. Massa
by Gothnak
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Monza Updated)

Singapore:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Ricciardo
5. Verstappen
6. Raikonnen
7. Perez
8. Bottas
9. Hulkenberg
10. Alonso
by Gothnak
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: sold to the man in the dirty raincoat.
Replies: 105
Views: 17242

Re: sold to the man in the dirty raincoat.

I'd assume that the new deal will be... GOOD: For racing - I can't believe whoever gets put in charge will have stupider ideas than Bernie. For the US - More investment from there means a need for more return from that market, 2 US GP? For Pay to Watch - Now owned by a company that has major links t...
by Gothnak
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Spa Updated)

Italia:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Ricciardo
5. Verstappen
6. Raikkonen
7. Perez
8. Hulkenberg
9. Bottas
10. Massa
by Gothnak
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Germany Updated)

Yay, i remembered.

Belgium:

1. Rosberg
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
4. Raikonnen
5. Ricciardo
6. Verstappen
7. Perez
8. Bottas
9. Hulkenberg
10. Massa
by Gothnak
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Hungary Updated)

Germany...

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Raikkonen
5. Ricciardo
6. Verstappen
7. Perez
8. Bottas
9. Hulkenberg
10. Sainz
by Gothnak
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the 1x WDC's
Replies: 58
Views: 6568

Re: Rate the 1x WDC's

Jacques Villeneuve - Won in a clearly fastest car vs rubbish Coulthard, never did anything again. I'm sure you mean Frentzen. A good summary of the ones you hadn't seen race but did some research on. Also agree with your ranking from the 80s upward. I still find it incredible that Nige won the Indy...
by Gothnak
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the 1x WDC's
Replies: 58
Views: 6568

Re: Rate the 1x WDC's

Been watching since the early 80's, so the fairest order are these ones... Tier 1: Nigel Mansell - Always great to watch, very unlucky not to win 3 at least, also won other championships Tier 2: Jenson Button - Has had too many great drives at random points not be classed as a great driver. Always t...
by Gothnak
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Silverstone Upda

Hungary:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Verstappen
5. Raikkonen
6. Ricciardo
7. Bottas
8. Perez
9. Massa
10. Sainz
by Gothnak
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Baku Updated)

Another poor result, and so onwards to the next GP...

Britain...

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Raikkonen
5. Ricciardo
6. Verstappen
7. Bottas
8. Massa
9. Perez
10. Sainz
by Gothnak
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Baku Updated)

Austria

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Bottas
5. Raikkonen
6. Perez
7. Massa
8. Ricciardo
9. Verstappen
10. Hulkenberg
by Gothnak
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Canada Updated)

On to Baku Baku Animal

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Ricciardo
5. Verstappen
6. Raikkonen
7. Bottas
8. Massa
9. Hulkenberg
10. Sainz
by Gothnak
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Australia Update

7. specdecible 902 12. pokerman 877 26. Gothnak 833 29. Spamjet 825 30. P-F1 Mod 824 33. Mod_Turquoise 822 34. DaveStebbins 821 43. HulkStrong 793 Aaaand, I follow up my first podium in years with another finish in the back third. Oh well, at least it is exciting in the middle of pack here, I am on...
by Gothnak
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Monaco Updated)

I honestly don't know why i continue to play this year, it's been awful!

I'm guessing Mercedes-power does a little better due to long straights.

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Raikkonen
5. Ricciardo
6. Verstappen
7. Bottas
8. Massa
9. Hulkenberg
10. Perez
by Gothnak
Sat May 28, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Another Crazy Idea for Qualifying...
Replies: 1
Views: 990

Another Crazy Idea for Qualifying...

So, I've suggested some in the past, but this one I really like, but it has no chance to be implemented... Each circuit of the year is assigned a single make format, such as... Renault Clio Cup, Karts, Formula Ford, 370z and they supply a full field of these cars where drivers draw their cars from v...
by Gothnak
Tue May 24, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Barcelona Update

Monaco

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Ricciardo
5. Raikonnen
6. Verstappen
7. Bottas
8. Massa
9. Sainz
10. Alonso
by Gothnak
Wed May 11, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bit confused on different 2017 opinions
Replies: 69
Views: 5921

Re: Bit confused on different 2017 opinions

the only thing that makes overtaking difficult is not being able to follow cars closely in corners due to aero so when you get on a straight your not close enough to effect a pass or even an attempt depending on straight length. Adding more aero is the wrong idea. They should just force a wider tyr...
by Gothnak
Wed May 11, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Sochi Updated)

Eh-Spain (As all my Spanish friends pronounce their country of origin when speaking in English)

1. Rosberg
2. Hamilton
3. Vettel
4. Raikkonen
5. Ricciardo
6. Bottas
7. Verstappen
8. Massa
9. Kvyat
10. Grosjean
by Gothnak
Mon May 02, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Sochi Updated)

It just keeps getting worse for me. Over 100 points behind the leaders already. This is terrible... I'm beginning to think that my luck is somehow tied to Hamilton's in some form of quantum entanglement As a Hamilton fan I am feeling the same, I'm having my worse ever season I'm doing way worse tha...
by Gothnak
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (China Updated)

Right, well, everything i try fails, so i am going to start picking what i don't want to happen so that when i am wrong at least i am happy at the F1 result!

Russia:

1. Rosberg
2. Hamilton
3. Vettel
4. Raikonnen
5. Ricciardo
6. Massa
7. Bottas
8. Kvyat
9. Verstappen
10. Sainz
by Gothnak
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Final Update)
Replies: 1826
Views: 428945

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2016 Edition (Bahrain Updated)

Right, anyway, back to my picks which certainly aren't computer calculated, more using a dartboard:

China:

1. Hamilton (Surely at some point he can work out how to get off the line)
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Raikkonen
5. Ricciardo
6. Bottas
7. Grosjean
8. Massa
9. Verstappen
10. Hulkenberg