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by Battle Far
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Fingers crossed for Noda, she seems to be the brightest female talent out there for quite some time. It’s a shame Floersch’ career seems to have plateaued at F3 level, I remember her being quite well regarded at a similar level. On Noda, it was Jan Lammers who first drew the western world's attenti...
by Battle Far
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Noda is fast and has talent. However she was winning in karts when she weighed less than 30kg. Even carrying ballast, it's just such a huge advantage being that light. From the FIA F4 Technical Regulations 2020 (https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/2020_fia_f4_technical_regulations.pdf)... 1.8 W...
by Battle Far
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Chadwick finished 10th in the 2nd race in Austria, having started last after her team rebuilt her car following race one, she finished a long way behind and was well off the pace, given her much more competitve showing in the 3rd race I'd surmise that there was still an issue with her car. In race 3...
by Battle Far
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

ATH It's not the most competitive series, there are only 12 or so cars competing and half of those are F5 cars, essentially similar chassis & engines but with H pattern gearboxes and a lower minimum weight, on some tracks the F5 cars are as fast or faster. On the other hand, the Danish F4 championsh...
by Battle Far
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

The third Danish F4 race was held in wet conditions and saw Will Wulf and JuJu Noda both make mistakes while leading gifting the win to title leading Conrad Laursen. Mads Hoe finished 3rd, for info both Wulf and Hoe drive F5 cars which, on some tracks, as as fast or faster than the F4 competitors.
by Battle Far
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Chadwick qualified 6th for the first Euro Regional F3 race (around 0.5s off the pace of her team mates) but crashed out spectacularly when she drove over the back of Konta Lappalainen after he appeared to slow in the middle of a corner on the first lap. The race was won by Chadwick's teammate Gianlu...
by Battle Far
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Sophia Floersch finished 22nd in the 1st FIA F3 race at Mugello her best lap some 1.9s off the pace of the fastest but just 1.3s behind second place Jake Hughes who was second fastest. Meanwhile Jamie Chadwick continued to struggle as she was slowest in free practice for the next Euro Regional F3 ch...
by Battle Far
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

The second Danish F4 round with a reverse grid saw Noda finish second right on winner Will Wulf's tail having passed multiple cars on the way. Wulf had inheirited the lead after pole sitter Mads Hoe's F% car had engine trouble. Chanpinship leader Laursen followed Noda through to claim third. Laursen...
by Battle Far
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Juju Noda finished 3rd in the first Danish F4 race at Padborg, on pole she led off the line only to collide with Mads Hoe who tried an ambitious move at the first corner. Passed by teammates Ben Frisland & Conrad Laursen as a result she fought with Laursen for the rest of the race while Frisland won...
by Battle Far
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 52
Views: 2209

Re: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)

I knew I'd remembered someone respecting Seb, I agree by the way
Fat Albert wrote:I'd like to see Sebastien Vettel win a race starting from 13th or lower so that we could finally have some evidence that he's not the youngest driver ever to have a seat in the fastest car in F1 for four consecutive years
by Battle Far
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

The second race at Monza saw Sophia Floersch, returning after missing the Spa races due to a sportscar committment, record her highest finish yet in the FIA F3 championship, 12th.

However her fastest lap was still around 0.7s off the pace of her teammate Peroni who finished 5th
by Battle Far
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

14 year old JuJu Noda returns to the Danish F4 championship this weekend as the series resumes after a long Covid enforced break at Padborg Park. When testing at the venue in early April Noda's best time was under the F4 lap record and significantly quicker than her testing rivals.
by Battle Far
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Ex-Renault UK Clio Cup contender Jade Edwards is to make her British Touring Car Championship debut at Silverstone at the end of this month. Edwards, 29, will drive the Vauxhall Astra of Power Maxed Racing, which backed her Clio campaign in 2018. Edwards, daughter of BTCC class winner Jim Edwards Jr...
by Battle Far
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18232

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Sensass Pierre, Chapeau
by Battle Far
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Having qualified 7th for each of the 3 Euro Formula F3 races at Misano this weekend Jamie Chadwick finished on the podium in 3rd in the first race just 2s behind the winner, Rasmussen. Despite benefiting from the crash that eliminated teammate Arthur LeClerc and delayed Juri Vips she fought hard aga...
by Battle Far
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lando Norris thread
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

Re: The Official Lando Norris thread

Having secured (potentially) endorsements from just about every toy, clothing and media organisation which targets 6 year old girls through his helmet design competition, today's Silverstone qually lap was pretty special. 5th, 0.2s faster than Sainz (for the 3rd time in 4 races) he is looking the re...
by Battle Far
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Sophia Florsch finished 23rd in Saturday's F3 race at Silverstone some 50s behind race winner Lawson having qualified 20th, 0.6s slower than 7th placed teammate Peroni. Not really covering herself in glory just yet... However, she recorded her best qualifying position yet for the 2nd race, 17th, 0.4...
by Battle Far
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best Young British Driver
Replies: 38
Views: 2249

Re: Best Young British Driver

Both are very promising, seemingly in control at all times, cool headed and fast. However, I witnessed (in the flesh) Norris do something at Silverstone in F2 which I have never seen Russel approach, in 5th climbing up through the field after a poor qualifying and on the penultimate lap he passed th...
by Battle Far
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

In another very wet race Sophia Florsch placed 14th, her highest finish yet, in the second F3 race of the weekend in Hungary, her teammate Peroni finished 10th. The fastest lap wa6s some 20s off the lap record.
by Battle Far
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Having qualified 24th of 30 in a very wet session Sophia Florsch finished 18th in the first damp track FIA F3 race in Hungary some 15s behind 7th placed teammate Peroni.
by Battle Far
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 - 2019 just an illusion after all?
Replies: 51
Views: 4365

Re: 2017 - 2019 just an illusion after all?

The cynic in me would suggest that the difference between Mercedes & Ferrari is that Mercedes haven't been caught... Yet... No it couldn't be as simple as Mercedes are just doing a better job, I mean Mercedes didn't even have the best engine the past 2 years so what ever else are you implying? All ...
by Battle Far
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 - 2019 just an illusion after all?
Replies: 51
Views: 4365

Re: 2017 - 2019 just an illusion after all?

The cynic in me would suggest that the difference between Mercedes & Ferrari is that Mercedes haven't been caught...


Yet...
by Battle Far
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Sophia Floersch finished 21st in the first FIA F3 race over the weekend one place down from her qualifying spot and one place ahead of Jack Doohan. She crashed out of the second race. Edit... Action was paused midway through the race when Sophia Floersch and Alexander Smolyar made contact in a battl...
by Battle Far
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Sophia Floersch qualified 20th in Austria today for the 1st race of the 2nd weekend of the FIA F3 championship. Her best qualifying effort so far saw her just 1/10th down on Jake Hughes and a similar amount ahead of Jack Doohan who comfortably beat Jamie Chadwick in the Asian series this winter. Her...
by Battle Far
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Go Ira Sidorkova! my new favorite driver A nice attitude “Even now, though, I think it’s still quite hard for my dad to accept that his daughter is a racing driver... He wanted a princess and instead he got a racer... I tried modelling but I had to change dresses every 10 minutes. That’s not for me...
by Battle Far
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austria '20 Hamilton/Albon
Replies: 128
Views: 6543

Re: Austria '20 Hamilton/Albon

Come on guys, 100% Hamilton's fault, his front left wheel hit Albon's right rear! The pass was done!

It's not a criticism because the faster you are the more belief you have but this is Senna/Schumacher mentality, no one is allowed to pass.
by Battle Far
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 11733

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Hamilton was .012 seconds from pole last week so doesn't need to sort much of his lap out.... Race was only exciting because of the safety cars. Assuming they sort out the reliabilty comfortable Mercedes 1-2, Red Bull 3-4 Bottas' off on his 2nd Q3 lap disguised the fact he was 0.2s under his 1st at...
by Battle Far
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

14 year old german Lilly Zug had her first F4 test with Mucke Motorsport earlier this month, she plans to race in 2021 when, at 15, she will be old enough to enter the German or Italian F4 series. https://i.postimg.cc/52D5qssh/lilly-Zug-Mucke-Test.png https://i.postimg.cc/zGN79tCT/lilly-Zug-Kart.pn...
by Battle Far
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 14916

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Pos. Driver Time Lap Gap 1 NOR 1:07.475 71 2 BOT 1:07.657 68 + 0.182 3 HAM 1:07.712 67 + 0.237 4 LEC 1:07.901 64 + 0.426 5 SAI 1:08.305 63 + 0.499 6 PER 1:08.305 63 + 0.830 7 ALB 1:08.432 50 + 0.957 Extraordinary last lap from NOR, tyres were some 20 laps old (OK 8 under SC), was 0.7s faster than H...
by Battle Far
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

True,

In fact there were only 2 laps under green at the end of the last safety car before the chequered flag.

Having said that, if she was P16 with 2 laps to go when she crossed the line she would have been around 8s down on the leader then.
by Battle Far
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

After qualifying 28th of 30, Sophia Floersch finished 26th, 36s down on the winner in Saturday's FIA F3 race, then followed that up with 16th (9s down) in Sunday's reverse grid race. Jack Doohan finished 15th on Saturday but failed to finish on Sunday, for comparison Doohan was comfortably faster th...
by Battle Far
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 11390

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

What a great job by Norris, just the one new set of softs for Q3 and he nails a lap beating Sainz by more than 0.3s, perhaps Ferrari chosing Sainz is yet another error by the men in red Contrarywise, Albon's 0.3s deficit on the shortest lap of the year is close to embarrassing, would likely adjust t...
by Battle Far
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari drivers wearing different overalls..
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Re: Ferrari drivers wearing different overalls..

With my tongue in my cheek somewhat, might I suggest that it was only OMG who could make race suits using lead thread :-)
by Battle Far
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Pokerman I suggest you check further into the regulations, my understanding is that Danish F5 uses the same chassis & engine as F4, the differences are in the gearbox (H pattern instead of sequential), weight (F5 minimum weight is lower) and tyres. On some tracks the F5 car is faster, it is certainl...
by Battle Far
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

To elaborate on Dolomite's cryptic post, JuJu Noda placed 1st, 3rd & 3rd in the first three Danish F4 races held over the weekend. Although starting from pole in the first race, she wasn't fastest in qualifying, Danish Kart graduate Conrad Laursen's best time being removed for a yellow flag offence....
by Battle Far
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

14 year old JuJu Noda will make her Danish F4 debut this weekend as the series makes a belated start with first 3 of 15 races at FMD Jyllandsringen. Noda set the fastest time in the series test at Padborg at the beginning of April, the last time the cars were on track. Her lap time was 0.2s under th...
by Battle Far
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318465

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Just to confirm, Chadwick will now race in the F3 Formula Regional Championship this summer, driving for Prema (last years champion team) joining team mates Arthur Leclerc (Charles' brother), Gianluca Petecof and Oliver Rasmussen. There are 8 rounds, starting at Misano on 1-2 August followed by Paul...
by Battle Far
Tue May 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pagenaud crashes Norris from the lead of the Indy 500
Replies: 73
Views: 10566

Re: Pagenaud crashes Norris from the lead of the Indy 500

This incidentally raises a very serious issue about Pagenaud's conduct. How many people do you suppose bet on the outcome of the virtual 500? And out of those, how many do you suppose bet on Lando? People say there wasn't any money involved, but there almost certainly was. If I were a driver thinki...
by Battle Far
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RIP - Sir Stirling Moss
Replies: 18
Views: 5994

Re: RIP - Sir Stirling Moss

He was my childhood idol, as much a role model as any icon of the time. To be fair, he also had a reputation, well earned, as a ladies man. When I finally got lap Goodwood some 10 years or so after his accident, I couldn't help but feel the sadness associated with the end of a maestro's career. The ...
by Battle Far
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silverstone in reverse.
Replies: 20
Views: 7913

Re: Silverstone in reverse.

In the early 1970's I drove the Brands Hatch club circuit in reverse in a Formula Ford as part of an evaluation process. Driving the track the wrong way round was, if anything, as enjoyable as driving a new track for the first time. Paddock Bend, for example, going clockwise (the right way) was and ...