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by Adaemus
Tue May 13, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren livery this year
Replies: 42
Views: 5715

Re: McLaren livery this year

Mclaren seem to be trading on their name alone this season, which in the world of advertising isn't really enough to command a decent return without the exposure that goes along with it. In other words if I was an advertiser I wouldn't want my logo to be dulled out, obscured in black against a backg...
by Adaemus
Tue May 13, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Barcelona in-season testing
Replies: 110
Views: 11456

Re: Barcelona in-season testing

Balibari wrote:Hamilton looks quick. Could be worth keeping an eye on him this season.


It's only testing, you can't go making early conclusions from it. ;)
by Adaemus
Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do pit crew mechanics intentionally hinder other teams?
Replies: 35
Views: 5437

Re: Do pit crew mechanics intentionally hinder other teams?

When the teams spend millions to save half a tenth, any advantage that can be gained by making your competitor swerve at a slightly tighter angle is worth it. This is F1, people have been putting their lives on the line for far less tangible reasons over the years, and I think the risks are fairly l...
by Adaemus
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: KM v Senna genius
Replies: 48
Views: 6006

Re: KM v Senna genius

In my opinion Kevin was lucky. He had apparently the 2nd best car, and his team mate had qualifying problems. After Hamilton retiring, he got an easy highway to the podium. That doesnt mean he doesnt have potential though. He looks a good prospect. But please... lets wait and see for several races....
by Adaemus
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: KM v Senna genius
Replies: 48
Views: 6006

Re: KM v Senna genius

Hamlet gets my vote ;)

And no driver is the new anything, but Kev is certainly an exciting prospect. Whatever the odds are on him being a future WDC I'd be placing bets now if I were a betting man.
by Adaemus
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best transfer of the close season...
Replies: 25
Views: 3311

Re: Best transfer of the close season...

Webber to the BBC!
by Adaemus
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alternative commentary has this been done
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Re: Alternative commentary has this been done

I remember a few years ago someone on the forum talking about an internet site where amateurs did their own commentary that you could stream in real time. Didn't the BBC briefly have an alternative red button commentary for children? Now I write it I feel like I've imagined it. EDIT Seems the BBC a...
by Adaemus
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: And the best looking of all... ? (Revised poll)
Replies: 37
Views: 5047

Re: And the best looking of all... ? (Revised poll)

Merc and Mclaren for me. Interesting how Ferrari and Mclaren were both level in the original poll, but now the Mclaren has moved miles in front. Either down to seeing the cars in motion on track, or because of the wave of opinion on this forum opposing the Ferrari's looks...?
;)
by Adaemus
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..
Replies: 1021
Views: 114793

Re: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..

Don't see how saying "Tough luck Lewis, luck of the draw!" will benefit the team in any way. This is a team sport remember, and having one of your drivers disadvantaged doesn't help anyone. Wouldn't be surprised if they do give Lewis a run out, assuming he's there today. I don't know how ...
by Adaemus
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..
Replies: 1021
Views: 114793

Re: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..

Don't see how saying "Tough luck Lewis, luck of the draw!" will benefit the team in any way. This is a team sport remember, and having one of your drivers disadvantaged doesn't help anyone. Wouldn't be surprised if they do give Lewis a run out, assuming he's there today. I don't know how ...
by Adaemus
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..
Replies: 1021
Views: 114793

Re: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..

Don't see how saying "Tough luck Lewis, luck of the draw!" will benefit the team in any way. This is a team sport remember, and having one of your drivers disadvantaged doesn't help anyone.

Wouldn't be surprised if they do give Lewis a run out, assuming he's there today.
by Adaemus
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..
Replies: 1021
Views: 114793

Re: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..

So what are we now....... 5 odd seconds shy of last years testing times? The difference was last year it was just an incremental update - no big changes to test really. This year everything is new so it's almost like starting as a new team . Lots and lots of things to test, top speed's probably the...
by Adaemus
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..
Replies: 1021
Views: 114793

Re: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..

That Marussia looks ridiculously tightly packaged at the rear. Tiny sidepods and a massive roll hoop intake.

It's just as radical as the Caterham, albeit not as obvious!
by Adaemus
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Has Gary Anderson left the BBC team ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6925

Re: Has Gary Anderson left the BBC team ?

So basically the BBC went from Great, to fairy cakes, to even fairy cakes. How do they expect to operate if they have nobody with a clue as part of the team? I mean, DC and Eddie know some stuff, but when it comes down to the technical side they've never been strong at all. If you watch Sky then wh...
by Adaemus
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..
Replies: 1021
Views: 114793

Re: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..

*inaudible*. :(
by Adaemus
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..
Replies: 1021
Views: 114793

Re: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmnFrJt05F0&feature=youtube_gdata_player They just sound a lot like GT3 cars, unsurprisingly. Not as good as it used to be, but that's been true since the V10s left. No point moaning, just something new to get used to. Hoping the KERS sounds a bit like this - m
by Adaemus
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes W05 Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 17393

Re: Mercedes W05 Thread

Wow...if Merc pull out a good car this year the other teams are going to look mighty foolish...
by Adaemus
Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari F14T Launch in 13 hours
Replies: 109
Views: 13757

Re: Ferrari F14T Launch in 13 hours

Image

Has it got a cold..?
by Adaemus
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Martini set be unveiled as Williams title sponsor?
Replies: 6
Views: 3384

Re: Martini set be unveiled as Williams title sponsor?

As long as they go white with the red and blue stripes a la Brabham, Porsche and Lancia...

...then I'll forgive the anteater, we'll have a very pretty car on the grid. ;)
by Adaemus
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Helmet Thread.
Replies: 65
Views: 13734

Re: 2014 Helmet Thread.

Not very distinctive is it...?
by Adaemus
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: First 2014 Car Photos - Post them here.
Replies: 482
Views: 73666

Re: Williams release first front-on shot of 2014

This is going to be a very ugly year for F1...

Why didn't the FIA just enforce a minimum width for the end of the nose?
by Adaemus
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Catherham confirm drivers for 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 6243

Re: Catherham confirm drivers for 2014

Don't particularly see why Koba deserves a seat anymore, other than some exciting overtakes and crashes he never exactly set the world alight. This is a misconception of Kamui or a stereotype of Japanese drivers. He's not known for crashing. If it is a misconception then it's certainly nothing to d...
by Adaemus
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: First 2014 Car Photos - Post them here.
Replies: 482
Views: 73666

Re: Image of VJM07 for 2014

http://cdn.images.autosport.com/editorial/1390379893.jpg m Looking at it from purely a design point of view, it's great that they've taken the angle of the front splitter and replicated it in the stripes - really makes it look aggressive. One thing I notice is that the end of the white at the nosec...
by Adaemus
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: First 2014 Car Photos - Post them here.
Replies: 482
Views: 73666

Re: Image of VJM07 for 2014

Quite a canny move if you ask me. Get everyone talking about the team and the new livery before the big launches, and yet reveal nothing of your design that other teams could steal.

Well done FI, and a very sexy livery it is too ;)
by Adaemus
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Catherham confirm drivers for 2014
Replies: 58
Views: 6243

Re: Catherham confirm drivers for 2014

Don't particularly see why Koba deserves a seat anymore, other than some exciting overtakes and crashes he never exactly set the world alight.
by Adaemus
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Condolences to Jenson Button and family ;(
Replies: 60
Views: 13678

Re: Condolences to Jenson Button and family ;(

RIP, a great loss to the paddock and of course to Jenson.

Will always have fond memories of seeing him cheering his son on in the garages, and celebrating the 2009 win with him.
by Adaemus
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Scarbs 2014 Sketches and Ideas
Replies: 65
Views: 16440

Re: Scarbs 2014 Sketches and Ideas

They're going to be better looking in every way...except that ridiculous protrusion at the front of the nose! How and why the FIA allowed the rules to encourage such hideousness is beyond me. Surely the looks of the cars has a big impact on the image of the sport? They'll be gone for 2015 I reckon, ...
by Adaemus
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Scarbs 2014 Sketches and Ideas
Replies: 65
Views: 16440

Re: Scarbs 2014 Sketches and Ideas

GoOnJenson wrote:F1 could potentially cause itself a lot of damage this year. Ugly cars, double points, tiny engines, DRS, the list goes on. F1 is becoming a joke.


Unfortunately, this.
by Adaemus
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sauber Silence
Replies: 23
Views: 4651

Re: Sauber Silence

The BBC have suggested that Di Resta isn't under consideration for that seat anyway, or any other.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/25346242
by Adaemus
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mock up image of RB10
Replies: 25
Views: 6933

Re: Mock up image of RB10

They all had low noses for several seasons pre 2009-ish and none of them looked like that. I still don't get why Scarbs think the noses will look that way. I'm beginning to wonder if it's more to do with getting hits on the website. There are probably a number of methods the teams could use, and we...
by Adaemus
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mock up image of RB10
Replies: 25
Views: 6933

Re: Mock up image of RB10

Still just reminds me of this fellow...

Image

Maybe Sky HD might not be a worthy investment next season :lol:
by Adaemus
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain to be a night race next year
Replies: 34
Views: 6183

Re: Bahrain to be a night race next year

Maybe Singapore should become a day race...?

Bahrain is crap in the day, it'll be crap at night, just a blip in the calender.
by Adaemus
Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari testing 2014 engine in a LaFerrari?
Replies: 54
Views: 11777

Re: Ferrari testing 2014 engine in a LaFerrari?

It sounds amazing...but it doesn't sound like an F1 engine.

Sure I'll get used to it, and no doubt the teams' PR crew will be hassling them to shape the exhausts to make the engines sound as good as possible anyway, but still a shame to lose the grunt.
by Adaemus
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Nico Hülkenberg the next Nick Heidfeld?
Replies: 32
Views: 6727

Re: Is Nico Hülkenberg the next Nick Heidfeld?

He would blow Heidfeld out of the water in the same machinery, but in terms of being the overlooked German talent in the age of a 'great'...yes, he is. He deserves better than hopping from Sauber to Force India every year, he should be in that Mclaren next year, shame they were too cowardly to take ...
by Adaemus
Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Robert Kubica have been WDC?
Replies: 34
Views: 4719

Re: Would Robert Kubica have been WDC?

No, but only because of circumstances. Don't forget only one man has been WDC for the last 4 years, so whatever team Kubica was in he wouldn't have won it!
by Adaemus
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mark Webber a great driver?
Replies: 92
Views: 8515

Re: Mark Webber a great driver?

Not for me. He's a great guy, immensely likeable, but he has said himself that more than one WDC would have been a stretch. I think he was unlucky not to string together a few wins and have a real shot at a championship; but inconsistencies, particularly with his starts, and the worst luck of any d...
by Adaemus
Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mark Webber a great driver?
Replies: 92
Views: 8515

Re: Mark Webber a great driver?

Not for me. He's a great guy, immensely likeable, but he has said himself that more than one WDC would have been a stretch. I think he was unlucky not to string together a few wins and have a real shot at a championship; but inconsistencies, particularly with his starts, and the worst luck of any dr...
by Adaemus
Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your Top 10 Driver Ratings
Replies: 29
Views: 4739

Re: Your Top 10 Driver Ratings

1. Vettel - Simply perfect this year. A great at the top of his game. 2. Alonso - Always there or thereabouts, Ferrari owe him a good car 3. Grosjean - Most improved, the reckless Romain of the past seems to be gone 4. Hamilton - Beating Rosberg was no mean feat = Rosberg - Both clearly got the maxi...
by Adaemus
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most convincingly won championships outside of F1?
Replies: 37
Views: 10852

Re: Most convincingly won championships outside of F1?

Looks like I have a new young Brit to follow... :)

Didn't get a chance to see any Formula Ford this year, last year I got to a meeting, but Mr Cammish will have certainly caught a few eyes with that record. How come he didn't participate in the final two events?