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by FringeUK
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Daniel Ricciardo interview
Replies: 5
Views: 2848

Re: Daniel Ricciardo interview

Gotta like Danny Ric - typical Oz attitude, and a nice guy with it.
by FringeUK
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Driver LifeStyle
Replies: 23
Views: 5226

Re: F1 Driver LifeStyle

Dont forget, "in th't old days" the drivers had already had a career as something else, like pilot, before getting into F1. They tended to get married younger then too. Hmm....probably risking dying a lot younger too? just saying... not sure of the purpose of the thread really - but I do think mode...
by FringeUK
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas officially signed with Mercedes AMG Petronas
Replies: 70
Views: 15138

Re: Bottas officially signed with Mercedes AMG Petronas

It is difficult to imagine that Bottas wont be pretty damn quick once he adjusts to the Merc team and car - I'm kinda hopeful that he will match Hamilton quickly and thus create some interest as per Ham vs Ros. Of course, the new rule changes etc may make it all closer and mix up the field a bit, so...
by FringeUK
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 133619

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

they reckoned to let them race through the year - then suddenly have a change of heart after everything is won. Wow. This is just rewriting the entire history book. Give me one example where they did differently as they did in AD, i.e. not acting to secure a 1-2 when it came under threat. You won't...
by FringeUK
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 133619

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

Reading the comments by Merc saying they got it wrong in AD, I was quietly pleased that they have seemingly seen some sense. In my view, they were totally out of order to even consider any kind of team orders in that race under those circumstances. FFS, the pair could have crashed out with proper h...
by FringeUK
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 133619

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

Reading the comments by Merc saying they got it wrong in AD, I was quietly pleased that they have seemingly seen some sense. In my view, they were totally out of order to even consider any kind of team orders in that race under those circumstances. FFS, the pair could have crashed out with proper ha...
by FringeUK
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?
Replies: 131
Views: 22558

Re: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?

Personally, I think Alonso and Lewis as team mates would become very toxic far more quickly than the Nico/Lewis partnership - which is why I'd be suprised if Merc sign Alonso even if he is contractually available. But I've been very wrong before (Ferrari re-signing Kimi and Alonso going back to Mcl...
by FringeUK
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 167230

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

I'd prefer Alonso - for some weird reason, I suspect they would push each other really hard (like at Macca) - but this time with the mutual respect they seem to now show each other? I'd actualy consider that a Ham/Alo pairing would be the best pairing ever (again, though previously Ham was a rookie)...
by FringeUK
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect
Replies: 498
Views: 72234

Re: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect

agree with Exediron - Ros has earned my respect too - by being able to apply himself and stick to his task. I genuinely do not think he can beat Ham in a straight racing/skill level, but is pretty darned close. I do however, feel there is a degree of him ducking the challenge of a repeat WDC. Why? I...
by FringeUK
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 133619

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

a slight change in the mindset of merc now I think yeah - I'd reckon so! losing one driver when a new rule change comes in is bad enough, but losing two would be pretty hard to maintain any kind of consistency across the changes. No matter what folk think of Hamilton, it seems he can and does deliv...
by FringeUK
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect
Replies: 498
Views: 72234

Re: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect

Am I the only one who thinks this is Ros wimping out to some degree? Yeah, I respect his decision, but he is the one saying he had to go all out the get this WDC and cannot face another? I suppose he must have felt it would be too hard to repeat, that is pretty much all I can deduce? (On the side - ...
by FringeUK
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bring on 2017 - Hopes & Fears!
Replies: 73
Views: 15029

Re: Bring on 2017 - Hopes & Fears!

My main hope is that there is a closer field once the engine restrictions are lifted. The second hope is that the main teams are actually that close that their is real racing - ideally, I'd like to see the three main teams producing good cars which are slightly better than the others on some tracks,...
by FringeUK
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Neutral fans: Hamilton or Rosberg?
Replies: 295
Views: 51110

Re: Neutral fans: Hamilton or Rosberg?

Really difficult to say how I feel. I think it is fair to say I'd like Rosberg to get it for the reasons mentioned by others, he's stuck at it, and done a solid job. However, it is hard to reconcile that with 'deserving' in terms of beating Hamilton with on track racing skills? It is a shame that Ro...
by FringeUK
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 84587

Re: 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Does anyone have a link for the lap data? My usual site en.mclarenf-1.com doesn't have it up yet? Hamilton was pulling a couple of tenths a lap on Verstappen before he spun. Hamilton, Verstappen and Ricciardo were all running about the same pace before the safety car, with the track just coming to ...
by FringeUK
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix
Replies: 140
Views: 20384

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

Hard to look past Max, really. He stood out so much from everyone else it seems somehow wrong to include any other driver in the same sentence. Hats off Hamilton had a 27 gap to his team-mate prior to Massa binning it and pulled 11 seconds afterwards. He was in a class of his own today. Verstappen ...
by FringeUK
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are Mercedes Really NOT Favoring One Driver?
Replies: 137
Views: 19257

Re: Are Mercedes Really NOT Favoring One Driver?

I'm not a fan of the conspiracy theories viz Hams lack of reliability. I am equally doubtful that driver input will have a significant effect on the modern F1 engine they are too controlled by electronics, etc. Sure, it is possible that if a driver constantly over revs (or reaches the limiter) or co...
by FringeUK
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New rules, tyres and aero to break Merc' dominance
Replies: 87
Views: 12798

Re: New rules, tyres and aero to break Merc' dominance

I reckon Merc dominance will continue, though probably with a few others getting closer and in the mix, but overall still dominant. I say this because Merc are not afraid to continue investment within the team and structure and I don't see their engine being surpassed anytime soon. In fact if develo...
by FringeUK
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mexico 2016: Hamilton off on Lap 1
Replies: 200
Views: 27687

Re: Mexico 2016: Hamilton off on Lap 1

I think Brundles summary is reasonably fair. I would think that IF Hamilton had not slowed (before the safety car call) and IF it had not been Nico behind him (who also went off) and IF there had not been a safety car at all - he would certainly have deserved a time penalty. i.e a lot of IF's !! As ...
by FringeUK
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton: "why me?"
Replies: 240
Views: 34043

Re: Hamilton: "why me?"

I would presume there are a few mechanics out there, who have had silly things go wrong. I remember something like 40 years ago dropping something down the camchain slot on my motorbike after I had just done a top end rebuild. I had to restrip it to retrieve it. I was a teenager and was learning (al...
by FringeUK
Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 43068

Re: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread

Can anyone explain to me the start muck up - I missed it live, but just watching the replay it looks as if Seb is on the inside ahead of Max, Max gets a slight squirm on (loses the back end) and (appears to) knocks the rear of the Ferrari which then seb corrects and slides into rosberg. I've just no...
by FringeUK
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Singapore Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 18691

Re: 2016 Singapore Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

fp3 and qualy will be interesting methinks. I'm genuinely unsure if RBR can throw up a top performance Including strategy calls!) and usurp the mercs, but Ham may be on the back foot a bit after losing some time today (and Ros crashing in FP1). Ferrari don't seem to be offering much of a challenge u...
by FringeUK
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Suspension
Replies: 56
Views: 12298

Re: Mercedes Suspension

Cant see anything with mercury in being allowed - highly dangerous stuff to humans when vaporized! (Eg in an accident!)
by FringeUK
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 558
Views: 56752

Re: 2016 German Grand Prix Race Thread

I just think Nico can be a bit too blatant sometimes. His move today on Verstappen is a good example of that. It was a calculated move today and I think that is what got him the penalty. My immediate reaction was "Oh come on, Rosberg ... time to turn in!". It was entirely avoidable, if he simply tu...
by FringeUK
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamiltons 2nd half of the season. The great engine debate.
Replies: 252
Views: 35298

Re: Hamiltons 2nd half of the season.

Given the unreliability at the start of the season; if Merc do not know why those issues occurred and have not 'fixed' them, then it would deffo be worthwhile taking the penalty early (to be sure they are good PU's before the seasons end game). Of course, its all a bit of luck in any event, but I'm ...
by FringeUK
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How should the FIA tackle track limit abuse?
Replies: 48
Views: 6531

Re: How should the FIA tackle track limit abuse?

Here's a really simple solution:
install a line of speedstik style tyre deflators one car width from the outside of the white line - any transgression means puncture (controlled deflation) and a trip back to the pits - all undertaken in relative safety?
by FringeUK
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton To Start From Back at Spa? - gets 2 engines
Replies: 107
Views: 10706

Re: Hamilton To Start From Back at Spa? - gets 2 engines

I am utterly baffled by some of the things Lewis is criticised for by certain people on here. This for instance seems a very sensible suggestion on Lewis' part. And (publically at least) that's all it is: a suggestion. He's not made any demands of the team at all. I have to agree with you there. I ...
by FringeUK
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official NICO ROSBERG thread
Replies: 960
Views: 258164

Re: The Official NICO ROSBERG thread

So, was he continuing to use 7th gear of his own volition? I can't understand how he would be able to make that decision for himself after the team said he should avoid 7th gear by shifting past it. Did he forget in the heat of battle? Well I think F1 gearboxes are sequential so he wouldn't be able...
by FringeUK
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 681
Views: 64984

Re: 2016 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Well, the teams know the rules so, if it's the difference between the car finishing the race or not, they have to pit the car and manually make the changes rather than tell the driver to do it. I tend to agree that if there is to be a penalty for a driver aided on-track adjustment it should at leas...
by FringeUK
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 681
Views: 64984

Re: 2016 British Grand Prix Race Thread

flyboy10 wrote:
Badgeronimous wrote:Are teams allowed to communicated issues via bit board?
I believe they are, which would once again make a mockery of the specific regulations that the stewards quote when issuing penalties.
I dont think they are allowed to use pit boards either
by FringeUK
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 British Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 12900

Re: 2016 British Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

The F1 'news' for the past couple of years has been that the Merc. is incredibly dominant over the other teams. Good PR. This 'news' gets a bit boring, but the Merc. drivers controversies keep Merc in the news. All good from Merc's POV. Exactly - the WDC and WCC are effectively in the bag - so with...
by FringeUK
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 British Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 12900

Re: 2016 British Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

So, what team orders will have been given out to ensure the Merc drivers don't trip over each other on lap 1? Can't see it being a free for all into turn 1 and with Lewis' starts recently it could get messy. Well - I don't know about anyone else's interpretation of the BS from Merc but I have a sne...
by FringeUK
Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 British Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 12900

Re: 2016 British Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

at the risk of the wrath of the various 'anti' driver types out there in la-la land, I have to say that Hamiltons pole lap was pretty damned good - especially to finish 3 tenths ahead of Nico (he may have been compromised for lack of practise, but it obviously didnt affect him that much!). And a gre...
by FringeUK
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2 Seperate Incident Fatalaties at Isle of Man TT!
Replies: 107
Views: 11351

Re: 2 Seperate Incident Fatalaties at Isle of Man TT!

Think you're missing the point. Nobody said there were no rules stopping what is currently allowed. However, that does not mean people aren't allowed to have a think about the implications of racing at such a venue in the 2016 and beyond. The conundrum is history, personal choice, tradition against...
by FringeUK
Thu May 26, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bianchi's Family Legal Action Against FIA, FOM, Marussia
Replies: 63
Views: 7907

Re: Bianchi's Family Legal Action Against FIA, FOM, Marussia

I will probably be the only one on this, being a racing fan and knowing the dangers that these drivers go through every race weekend. It's occupational hazard. There is no way to know for certain if things were done a little bit different if Jules would be with us today. If we make it "safe" we may...
by FringeUK
Wed May 18, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rosberg V Hamilton Crash Debate/Poll [MERGED]
Replies: 742
Views: 67419

Re: Rosberg V Hamilton Crash Debate/Poll [MERGED]

Overall, I'm reckoning that the blame has to be on Rosberg for the larger part - perhaps 60/40 - but I'd be just as happy if it was 51/49!! It was a racing incident but it could certainly have been avoided. I think Ham had little choice but to make the decision he did (which turned out to be wrong) ...
by FringeUK
Wed May 18, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Nico can be replaced by Alonso" - Is Wolff Against Rosberg?
Replies: 124
Views: 15384

Re: "Nico can be replaced by Alonso" - Is Wolff Against Rosb

Most posters appear to assume that it would be Rosberg who Mercedes may consider dumping. IMO Hamilton's job is on the line. He is much more volatile, and does bring a lot of negative publicity at times. Mercedes is eventually going to face much harder competition from the other teams, and they wil...
by FringeUK
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2016 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 6843

Re: Official 2016 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread

Asphalt_World wrote:Gearbox change for Vettel
So more risk of another first lap incident if he starts from 6th/7th?
by FringeUK
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Bosses don't agree!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3519

Re: F1 Bosses don't agree!!

I read it - possibly wrongly - that a manufacturer has obligation to supply only in an absence of supply?
Not sure what the intention is....I mean if you have the likes of RBR ditching renault - is that an absence of supply? If so, does it suggest teams can switch suppliers at will?
by FringeUK
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Chinese Grand Prix Practice Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5306

Re: 2016 Chinese Grand Prix Practice Thread

Early days but it certainly looks like Merc are either struggling a little (relative to Ferrari), or being somewhat cautious in their approach. Maybe the Ham gearbox issue and Ros ignition issue are in the back of their minds? Pleased with Ferrari pace being shown, just hope it is genuine and can be...
by FringeUK
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vote on a Qually format, warning,you will have to read them!
Replies: 64
Views: 8542

Re: Vote on a Qually format, warning,you will have to read t

To counter the randomness of the grid and sunday race results - a saturday sprint race with grid based on the previous race result should be run with normal points awarded. I think this would enhance the weekends a lot and provide the need for more excitement in championships? Thoughts? For me, spr...