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by Laura23
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It was always about money - Bourdais
Replies: 42
Views: 5902

Re: It was always about money - Bourdais

As a fairly new fan, since 2008, to me Monaco is more about the challenge of the circuit to the drivers than the racing action. More of an 'All-Star' event if you like, unique to the season. I think it's often underplayed just how much accuracy and consistency (and bottle) is required to drive the ...
by Laura23
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grid Girls and Grid Guys Revisited
Replies: 90
Views: 15776

Re: Grid Girls and Grid Guys Revisited

Yes. Grid girls. There is NO other answer. I double checked the poll and then, just to be sure, checked a third time, and it turns out there are three other answers. sex sells and is very easy with girls , but how the hell are you gonna do it with boys , and don't tell me it won't head into that di...
by Laura23
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It was always about money - Bourdais
Replies: 42
Views: 5902

Re: It was always about money - Bourdais

As a fairly new fan, since 2008, to me Monaco is more about the challenge of the circuit to the drivers than the racing action. More of an 'All-Star' event if you like, unique to the season. I think it's often underplayed just how much accuracy and consistency (and bottle) is required to drive the ...
by Laura23
Thu May 28, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The eternal 'what if...?'
Replies: 38
Views: 7302

Re: The eternal 'what if...?'

No, they wouldn't ask Nico to move over. He shouldn't have to suffer from the team's mistakes If they did ask, Nico wouldn't do it. And rightly so. Indeed. I wonder what the reaction would have been like had the roles been reversed and Rosberg had been the one in Lewis' shoes. I doubt there'd be th...
by Laura23
Wed May 27, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The eternal 'what if...?'
Replies: 38
Views: 7302

Re: The eternal 'what if...?'

Nope because Lewis was partly responsible for the call to pit. He mistakenly thought Rosberg and Vettel had pitted themselves and Lewis decided he wanted supersoft tyres as a result. The team could have, and did initially, told him to stay out but Lewis was insistent he wanted fresh tyres. He threw...
by Laura23
Wed May 27, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?
Replies: 504
Views: 61156

Re: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?

Mercedes entered the sport in 2010 as a full on works team. McLaren fought for the title in 2010 and 2012 so your argument falls apart there. Last year McLaren had use of the best power unit but built a terrible chassis. The Honda so far this year has been proven to be pretty decent when they can g...
by Laura23
Wed May 27, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?
Replies: 504
Views: 61156

Re: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?

I don't think Alonso cares about finishing 3rd in the WDC. If Vettel finishes 3rd in the WDC this year but Alonso wins it in 2016 then Feranando hasmade the right choice. I just dont see it happening that soon. McLaren has struggled for the last 4 seasons, even with the class leading engine in 2014...
by Laura23
Mon May 25, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The eternal 'what if...?'
Replies: 38
Views: 7302

Re: The eternal 'what if...?'

Nope because Lewis was partly responsible for the call to pit. He mistakenly thought Rosberg and Vettel had pitted themselves and Lewis decided he wanted supersoft tyres as a result. The team could have, and did initially, told him to stay out but Lewis was insistent he wanted fresh tyres . He thre...
by Laura23
Mon May 25, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The eternal 'what if...?'
Replies: 38
Views: 7302

Re: The eternal 'what if...?'

Nope because Lewis was partly responsible for the call to pit. He mistakenly thought Rosberg and Vettel had pitted themselves and Lewis decided he wanted supersoft tyres as a result. The team could have, and did initially, told him to stay out but Lewis was insistent he wanted fresh tyres. He threw ...
by Laura23
Fri May 22, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy Car to race in Boston in 2016.
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: Indy Car to race in Boston in 2016.

To those wanting a merge, while this is predominantly an F1 forum, each Indy race has for a while now had its own thread. I don't see any reason to restrict Indy threads, especially when we've been a bit lax recently with merging similar F1 ones. It muddies things and the person who makes these thr...
by Laura23
Fri May 22, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy Car to race in Boston in 2016.
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: Indy Car to race in Boston in 2016.

Do we really need a new thread for every single piece of IndyCar news? Can we not just have one proper IndyCar thread with perhaps a separate one for the Indy 500?
by Laura23
Fri May 22, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: GPDA Survey!
Replies: 42
Views: 6007

Re: GPDA Survey!

Bless anyone who thinks this will change anything. It is mearly to appease while Bernie and co continue to tinker with things behind closed doors. Agreed. Bernie and co would take on board the views of the VIP's in the paddock a million times more than a racing fan. well its better than no survey a...
by Laura23
Fri May 22, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: GPDA Survey!
Replies: 42
Views: 6007

Re: GPDA Survey!

Bless anyone who thinks this will change anything. It is mearly to appease while Bernie and co continue to tinker with things behind closed doors.
by Laura23
Wed May 20, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Monaco specialists among current drivers?
Replies: 96
Views: 12839

Re: Monaco specialists among current drivers?

Maldanado now and Graham Hill as the best of all time. Alesi was also always very good. Maldonado's only F1 result in Monaco is an 18th place. I'd hardly call him a Monaco master even if he can be quick there over one lap on occasion. Alonso always there or thereabouts but Monaco master? I'm not so...
by Laura23
Tue May 19, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud becomes fastest driver in oval
Replies: 75
Views: 7761

Re: IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud becomes fastest driver in oval

I am terrified someone is going to get seriously hurt or worse this Sunday given the way cars have been getting airbourne. I remember watching the race where we lost Dan and the sh*tty, empty feeling in the pit of my stomach after it still haunts me. Hoping they all stay safe out there. Someone has...
by Laura23
Tue May 19, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud becomes fastest driver in oval
Replies: 75
Views: 7761

Re: IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud becomes fastest driver in oval

I am terrified someone is going to get seriously hurt or worse this Sunday given the way cars have been getting airbourne. I remember watching the race where we lost Dan and the sh*tty, empty feeling in the pit of my stomach after it still haunts me. Hoping they all stay safe out there. Someone has...
by Laura23
Tue May 19, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud becomes fastest driver in oval
Replies: 75
Views: 7761

Re: IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud becomes fastest driver in oval

yes, i read the suspension failed, they need more testing of the new aero kits, and continued looking into the underbodies. everyone at the speedway agrees on that. they knee jerked sunday big time. darn lucky the guys that flipped didn't have packs of cars around them like they will sunday Even wi...
by Laura23
Tue May 19, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud becomes fastest driver in oval
Replies: 75
Views: 7761

Re: IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud becomes fastest driver in oval

http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/116939-indy-500-hinchcliffe-saved-from-serious-injuries damn, suspension went through one leg into the other, stopping at his pelvis. serious blood loss when the safety team arrived. they had better break tradition and offer more testing this week. at least they st...
by Laura23
Mon May 18, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What about the sound of the engines???
Replies: 46
Views: 5829

Re: What about the sound of the engines???

The reduced engine noise is the only reason I've finally been able to convince my sister to go to a Grand Prix with me. She has sensitive hearing and even ear protectors aren't enough to keep her from getting a terrible headache from the old engines. Also, is it just me or are most of the 'horrible...
by Laura23
Sat May 16, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Has there ever...
Replies: 28
Views: 5430

Re: Has there ever...

I don't really have the time to look through and check but I would guess the most static race would come from 2005 or 2006 The nature of qualifying in 2005 meant a lot of the time cars would be much further up the grid than they really should have been (light fuel glory laps) and they'd often fall ...
by Laura23
Sat May 16, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Has there ever...
Replies: 28
Views: 5430

Re: Has there ever...

I seem to recall reading something about Belgium 1997, I think? Certainly a season around then had a top 10 that stayed static, then one later on that had almost the entire field holding station. None of the top 10 finished where they started that day. It's a hazy memory from one of the yearbooks, ...
by Laura23
Sat May 16, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Has there ever...
Replies: 28
Views: 5430

Re: Has there ever...

P-F1 Mod wrote:I seem to recall reading something about Belgium 1997, I think? Certainly a season around then had a top 10 that stayed static, then one later on that had almost the entire field holding station.

None of the top 10 finished where they started that day.
by Laura23
Fri May 15, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Refuelling?!
Replies: 132
Views: 15045

Re: 2017 Refuelling?!

When they are talking about 6 seconds faster is that per lap or per race? Per race sounds like not a lot faster but per lap seems quite a jump in performance. Licks lips... Per lap. My worry is that we go from here to that in just one season. That's a massive jump in speed for a lot of these driver...
by Laura23
Fri May 15, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What about the sound of the engines???
Replies: 46
Views: 5829

Re: What about the sound of the engines???

There were plenty of races ten years ago where the stands where half empty. The noise is the least of F1's issues at the moment and one of the easiest/cheapest things to change. Try the cost of tickets, try the growing number of obscure (from an automotive perspective) locations F1 seems to be deter...
by Laura23
Fri May 15, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Poll on Refueling.
Replies: 60
Views: 6916

Re: Poll on Refueling.

Horrendous idea that will ruin races and limit what a driver can do in the races.
by Laura23
Fri May 15, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Refuelling?!
Replies: 132
Views: 15045

Re: 2017 Refuelling?!

I'm in the minority but I'm glad it's coming back. I'm sick of this fuel-management era, it goes against everything that 'racing' stands for. As long as the tyres are solid then we should still see some great battles out on track. If people are that concerned with the apparent lack of overtaking wh...
by Laura23
Fri May 15, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Help! F1 clothing query
Replies: 6
Views: 2360

Re: Help! F1 clothing query

Those shoes are custom made for the race drivers, I don't think the general public can buy them. Puma do make Mercedes trainers though, but not quite in the same style as race boots.
by Laura23
Thu May 14, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Monster F1
Replies: 17
Views: 5298

Re: Monster F1

Banana Man wrote:Not the weirdest thing a drinks company has ever sponsored.

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Would love to see Monster in FE but F1 will never happen.

Monster are already in F1.
by Laura23
Thu May 14, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you had to choose
Replies: 43
Views: 5900

Re: If you had to choose

This sounds like we just want to pick the four most dynamic drivers. The ones most likely to go for a gap, the most likely to lay it all on the line. For me that isn't Alonso, Button, Bottas or others that have been chosen. Surely it's people like Massa, Maldonado, Hamilton. Maldonado/Hamilton/Pere...
by Laura23
Thu May 14, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you had to choose
Replies: 43
Views: 5900

Re: If you had to choose

Except Alonso left Ferrari months ago for McLaren alongside Button... It's my fantasy. Alonso still drives for the Prancing Horse! It didn't ask for teams though, just drivers and I'm assuming the OP was meaning the drivers and their current teams. I do find it odd you'd pick Button over Vettel con...
by Laura23
Thu May 14, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you had to choose
Replies: 43
Views: 5900

Re: If you had to choose

Hamilton (Mercedes), Button (McLaren), Alonso (Ferrari) and Ricciardo (Red Bull). Four way battle with four manufacturers! HAM, ALO and RIC would be duking it out at the sharp end all race with BUT close behind and breezing past in the wet and in changeable conditions. Imagine the Belgian Grand Pri...
by Laura23
Thu May 14, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you had to choose
Replies: 43
Views: 5900

Re: If you had to choose

Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso, Ricciardo.


Because they are the four best drivers on the grid at this moment in time.
by Laura23
Thu May 14, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Planet F1 UK Election - how you voted
Replies: 91
Views: 24874

Re: Planet F1 UK Election - how you voted

Welcome to the Tory dictatorship. I hope the UK is pleased with itself, the country is ruined. Apparently no one is allowed any kind of privacy anymore. Apparently people can be arrested for obeying the law. Apparently gay people are not allowed to be married. Apparently the sick shall not get any h...
by Laura23
Thu May 14, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 129754

Re: When will everyone realize McLaren's wearing no clothes?

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/118950 So first visible signs of cracks. Arai is under pressure, but thinks they'll be mounting a challenge on Merc by year end and would be on podium by Silverstone. He's living in dreamland if he thinks that then. Even if Mercedes stopped developing the...
by Laura23
Wed May 13, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do Williams keep putting Wolff in the car?
Replies: 91
Views: 12770

Re: Why do Williams keep putting Wolff in the car?

Presumably so when she sits in the simulator, she can actually draw off experience of how the car feels IRL. Look no further. Here is the correct answer. The big teams like Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren do not do this though McLaren used to have Paffett doing sim runs with the odd test se...
by Laura23
Wed May 13, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do Williams keep putting Wolff in the car?
Replies: 91
Views: 12770

Re: Why do Williams keep putting Wolff in the car?

Presumably so when she sits in the simulator, she can actually draw off experience of how the car feels IRL. Look no further. Here is the correct answer. The big teams like Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren do not do this though McLaren used to have Paffett doing sim runs with the odd test se...
by Laura23
Wed May 13, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do Williams keep putting Wolff in the car?
Replies: 91
Views: 12770

Re: Why do Williams keep putting Wolff in the car?

mikeyg123 wrote:
Laura23 wrote:
Lt. Drebin wrote:Because when a women drives F1 it gathers the media attention.

Slightly archaic attitude to take Lt Drebin.


It's 100% true.

Actually I don't think that's why Williams put her in the car at all. At least not this season.
by Laura23
Wed May 13, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Michelin ready to return as Formula 1 tyre supplier
Replies: 97
Views: 12370

Re: Michelin ready to return as Formula 1 tyre supplier

No to a tyre war, it just leads to one group of teams being faster than others due to one thing that they don't even design themselves. If Michelin want to return then they should be the sole supplier but as already stated I don't see what they would do differently to Pirelli given the FIA demands h...
by Laura23
Wed May 13, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do Williams keep putting Wolff in the car?
Replies: 91
Views: 12770

Re: Why do Williams keep putting Wolff in the car?

Lt. Drebin wrote:Because when a women drives F1 it gathers the media attention.

Slightly archaic attitude to take Lt Drebin.
by Laura23
Wed May 13, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do Williams keep putting Wolff in the car?
Replies: 91
Views: 12770

Re: Why do Williams keep putting Wolff in the car?

Husband is a major share holder. There is that but Williams reportedly really value her input as a development driver. Her stints in the simulator were very important to last year and as someone else said her level headed and intelligent approach in there is better than outright speed at times. She...