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by Underviewer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel finished?
Replies: 211
Views: 26792

Re: Is Vettel finished?

His judgement is off because his confidence must be really low. I don't think he's finished though. Just needs a good race behind him.
by Underviewer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Bottas Bounce Back in 2019??
Replies: 310
Views: 79734

Re: Will Bottas Bounce Back in 2019??

His beard seems to have got him up to speed! :D The beard is interesting. When I saw he had it I felt it was part of a bigger change he'd made. It doesn't seem the kind of beard grown to be trendy, as a challenge or as a joke. It's the beard of a man who means business. I think he's come into this ...
by Underviewer
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eddie Irvine's scathing assesment of Formula One today
Replies: 203
Views: 39189

Re: Eddie Irvine's scathing assesment of Formula One today

Michael Schumacher comprehensively beat Irvine when they were teammates at Ferrari. Since then, Irvine has claimed Schumacher was a 'god' who was unbeatable and in a different league to every other driver who ever and will ever compete in F1. And how dare Vettel win four championships when Irvine wo...
by Underviewer
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren have appointed Andreas Seidl as F1 team boss
Replies: 6
Views: 3498

Re: McLaren have appointed Andreas Seidl as F1 team boss

Good that they've appointed a guy to run the team because whatever Brown and De Ferran were doing didn't seem to be working.
by Underviewer
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The future of F1.
Replies: 66
Views: 18131

Re: The future of F1.

Eventually F1 will have to become all-electric anyway and I don't see Formula E being relevant at that point.
by Underviewer
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula 1 Anthem Live
Replies: 16
Views: 4094

Re: Formula 1 Anthem Live

Didn't think much of it from the start and still don't. It seems to dilute the suspense rather than amplify it, in my view.
by Underviewer
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread
Replies: 159
Views: 65894

Re: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread

Well, next weekend is the last free to air F1 weekend that is live until after 2025. In the Uk that is What a shame. Make sure you watch it if you can! At least Channel 4 have announced they will do highlights of every race which I've very happy about. I will be able to keep recording each race and...
by Underviewer
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Have the FIA gone soft.
Replies: 13
Views: 6099

Re: Have the FIA gone soft.

In terms of Vettel breaking the Scale… it's pretty overblown and he was dealing with not one but TWO officials telling him different things, and he was listening to the right person while the other person was telling him something different which was unnecessarily costing him precious time. And whi...
by Underviewer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 920887

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/24181/10039850/what-was-said-when-lewis-hamilton-quit-mclaren-to-join-mercedes Always nice to wheel this one out. Think McNish probably got it the furthest wrong. Alonso seemed to be on the money, and the article's author was right on target with the notion that Me...
by Underviewer
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to run new livery from Suzuka
Replies: 41
Views: 14729

Re: Ferrari to run new livery from Suzuka

It has nothing to do with advertising Marlboro. It's simply a coincidence that the big logo on the engine cover is a big red and white arrow made up of a mirrored M and the 'Mission Winnow' logo on the drivers overall contains six arrows.
by Underviewer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 18" wheels for 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 11057

Re: 18" wheels for 2021

I think this should coincide with a radical re-design of F1 cars to incorporate bigger wheels and a more aesthetic solution to the head protection element. I guess, in essence, I am suggesting they are made to look more like *gasp* Formula E cars or the Mclaren MP4-X concept.
by Underviewer
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 50710

Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread

Asphalt_World wrote:Even if Alonso's car was not on a trajectory to hit the helmet without the halo, it does highlight the fact that it's a damn good idea to have it.
Agreed. Justified its use today.
by Underviewer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Catch Fences, are there any better ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 5734

Re: Catch Fences, are there any better ideas?

Surely anything with a tiny bit of 'give' would be better than the current solution? Right now its a cheese grater, I get it does the job keeping the car out of the crowd, and in that respect they probably have the safety balance correct (the crowd arent being paid a few thousand K a race to go abo...
by Underviewer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 51438

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

It definitely won't be the same without him and it seems like the end of an era. Having said that, it sounds like it's a sabbatical to go away and do other things with the hope that he can come back if Mclaren manage to return to the front of the grid. I was always impressed that he managed to extra...
by Underviewer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Alonso go?
Replies: 136
Views: 23034

Re: Should Alonso go?

Yes. Alonso just goes in circles, he has no hope of podium finish, let alone a victory. His reputation is still good, so he shall say goodbye and leave F1. It would be also good for Mclaren , as they are centered around, him to find a new focus. I agree. It's now too late for Alonso to succeed at M...
by Underviewer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do you support who you support?
Replies: 48
Views: 11834

Re: Why do you support who you support?

Hamilton because I only really became properly interested in F1 when I heard there was this new British driver in F1 called Lewis Hamilton and he had finished 3rd in his first race. Previous to that, my perception of F1 was that Schumacher always won and it was boring. Now, I wish I had been interes...
by Underviewer
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racing Point Force India - Reborn from Ashesl!!!!
Replies: 302
Views: 69393

Re: Force India to file for bankruptcy/Stroll Sr. buys team!

Best thing Lance Stroll could do is not drive for his Father's team.
by Underviewer
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 60369

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread

That was poor form from Lewis to skip the interview. What about his fans? I couldn't care less about an interview. They had to wait at least another 5 minutes for him to be interviewed. The real crime is all those fans who never saw parc ferme interviews 1950-2017, robbed. F1 has tried to interview...
by Underviewer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Boring races? People have short memories...
Replies: 40
Views: 6723

Re: Boring races? People have short memories...

The biggest problems against overtaking are the tracks not being conducive to overtaking and the difference in car performance between the top tier and lower teams is too great. Even if it were possible, aerodynamically, to overtake, it wouldn't matter if the track is too narrow, with no opportuniti...
by Underviewer
Tue May 29, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How to make Monaco more exciting?
Replies: 77
Views: 14220

Re: How to make Monaco more exciting?

Unless it rains, it will always be a boring 'race'. Maybe somehow make it a kind of time trial stage. I don't know how, but it would make it more about the challenge of going as quickly as possible around the track than cars cruising around in a processional race. Similar to qualifying but somehow a...
by Underviewer
Mon May 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie buys a McLaren
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

Re: Bernie buys a McLaren

Nearly had a heart attack....misread it and thought it said...... Bernie buys McLaren! 8O https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cZW-pbgeFs 30 seconds :P Excellent find or piece of recall, love the bewildered way he answers Murray Walker. Many thanks :D "And now, as the race starts... my regrets we must ...
by Underviewer
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)
Replies: 331
Views: 61085

Re: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)

Max is too aggressive in defending and overtaking, ric makes the back off or we both crash move all the time. With those two going head to head, it was bound to happen. RB was lucky that the wheel bump prior wasn't a a couple of inches either way or that could have ended in disaster as well. So at ...
by Underviewer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen the new crash kid?
Replies: 256
Views: 65514

Re: Verstappen the new crash kid?

Verstappen comes across as a driver who hasn't yet been convinced that there is anything wrong with his approach. This is a surprise because I would have thought there were plenty of people around him to advise him to change something. It has been mentioned before in this thread that Hamilton made a...
by Underviewer
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Minimum pitstop time
Replies: 116
Views: 22368

Re: Minimum pitstop time

Ban pitstops, they don't improve the racing one little bit. I disagree with this. When there are pitstops, there's always a chance of a race-changing mistake happening. Obviously don't want to see people get hurt but I think that's down to how unreliable these traffic light systems have become as t...
by Underviewer
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 51373

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

erm..... Kimi Also, depends what happened. If the light went green, there's no fault from the driver. I'm sure the light was green. I checked. Yep, light was green, and as mentioned, just by looking at the slow mo of the pit stop, leg is broken just below knee. Kimi was fuming inside the car once h...
by Underviewer
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 51373

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Helmut will be taking his slipper off for Max.
by Underviewer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Saturday sprint race
Replies: 86
Views: 14116

Re: Saturday sprint race

I'm not sure if I understand the proposal. What would determine who starts the sprint race on pole? How exactly would this sprint race work? I have to say I find this disheartening. I had hoped that with Bernie out of the way, this type of nonsense would stop. WHY ARE THEY TRYING TO ALTER QUALIFYIN...
by Underviewer
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA seeking how to get more overtaking.
Replies: 58
Views: 25041

Re: FIA seeking how to get more overtaking.

I am actually more impressed by the speed of these current gen F1 cars than overtaking. I guess I'm saying I would rather watch an F1 car go round a circuit on its own than slow cars overtaking each other. If they could achieve these speeds with mechanisms other than the current aerodynamics, which ...
by Underviewer
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 new theme song
Replies: 43
Views: 13483

Re: F1 new theme song

Such a stupid piece of music. We're not watching Tom Cruise land a spaceship in the middle of New York. Please go away.
by Underviewer
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race start times possibly changing
Replies: 49
Views: 20328

Re: Race start times possibly changing

It wouldn't bother me personally, being in the UK. Having said that, I am slightly annoyed that Liberty Media seem intent on trying to mend things that aren't broken.
by Underviewer
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 logo to change in 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 53933

Re: F1 logo to change in 2018

Honestly, I'd be fine with them going back to the old logo, if only so they can play this beauty before each race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgiBkydMW8k Definitely. Really got the mixture of suspense/excitement level up before a race. The current one is a disappointment every time I hear it.
by Underviewer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton and "taking the knee"
Replies: 81
Views: 18748

Re: Hamilton and "taking the knee"

There are many ways to protest against something. Doing it during the national anthem of a country's gp where he is the most popular driver, when fighting for a championship which could potentially be very close by that stage, would be too much. A lot of countries have dark pasts full of pretty horr...
by Underviewer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 97275

Re: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?

I think it was a desperate move by Vettel, seeing that he was in danger of losing the lead. He obviously didn't realise Raikkonen was there and I don't think he intended to squeeze Verstappen against the wall. But I remember him doing similar manoeuvres in the past. For example to Button in Japan on...
by Underviewer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 69791

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Not a good move by Vettel. A grid penalty at the next gp I bet aswell for causing a collision.
by Underviewer
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ross says DRS and Penalties gone by 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 6533

Re: Ross says DRS and Penalties gone by 2021

I think grid penalties are fair. It's arguable whether they actually damage the spectacle, anyway. Putting a fast car/driver at the back of the grid leads to some good racing and allows the smaller teams opportunities to get points over the bigger teams. And there isn't really a fairer way of stoppi...
by Underviewer
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Seriously Mr Martin Brundle??
Replies: 240
Views: 47513

Re: Seriously Mr Martin Bundle??

Not sure what he meant by 'reminds the big team bosses why they don't want him'. I didn't see the harm to his team of him sitting in the deck chair having a bit of fun. He'd just finished 6th and set the fastest lap in a Mclaren Honda. The first bit of good publicity they'd had for a long, long time...
by Underviewer
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Halo confirmed for 2018!
Replies: 299
Views: 93070

Re: Halo confirmed for 2018!

They should have incorporated a closed cockpit into a set of regulations with a completely new type of car and done it properly. If you decide that the driver's head needs protecting from debris, then you must change it into a closed cockpit formula. The Halo is a half-measure. I'm sure we'll all ge...
by Underviewer
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas Jumping The Start
Replies: 178
Views: 36322

Re: Bottas Jumping The Start

I think we need a clarity on the rule of jump starts. As per the gif, it's evident to see his rev counter goes up before the red lights turn off. I think we had clarity. They measure it with a sensor, not with visuals, and Bottas was within the allowed margin. If we go to the next race and someone ...
by Underviewer
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Restart idea
Replies: 63
Views: 13200

Re: Restart idea

Now people are just going overboard. There is nothing wrong with the procedures as it is now. Now your looking at suggestions that will most likely over complicate things and add more confusion over the whole situation. Yes, it seems to me that the current tyres are the problem, not the safety car ...
by Underviewer
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 1510
Views: 148617

Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton did a huge character assassination on Vettel in the interview. Brutal. Yes he did. What did he say? I haven't been able to find it. That Vettel disgraced himself, and set a bad example as a 4 time world champion. Vettel had no real answers to the question of why he collided with the side o...