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by Charles LeBrad
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams F1 Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Williams F1 Thread

Williams has announced Ticktum will remain as their test driver

https://www.williamsf1.com/news/2021/dr ... ent-driver
by Charles LeBrad
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams F1 Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Williams F1 Thread

I thought I would start a Thread on Williams in general, rather than one thread just for this topic. Looks like Williams has signed Francois-Xavier Demaison as technical director. He's come from Volkswagen, where he played a part in their four WRC titles. Speculation time - With his relationships wi...
by Charles LeBrad
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams FW43B revealed!
Replies: 40
Views: 1991

Re: Williams FW43B revealed!

MistaVega23 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:10 pm
It looks like one of the default liveries on Codemasters' My Team feature.

Not a fan, TBH.
I came on here to say the same thing. Looks like it should be on a 90’s ripped F1 game, where this team is named Willians and it’s drivers are Mikel Shoemaker and Ruben Arancini
by Charles LeBrad
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Porsche / Volkswagen making noises about entering F1.
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: Porsche / Volkswagen making noises about entering F1.

You can tell we’re getting close to the F1 season opener when you see the Porsche / VW entering F1 rumours.

They’re the Megan Markel’s dad of Motorsport. Trying to get in F1’s spotlight anytime something good is about to happen
by Charles LeBrad
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams to become Alpine’s junior team?
Replies: 25
Views: 1250

Re: Williams to become Alpine’s junior team?

In this case Williams merely go from running a Mercedes junior driver to a Renault junior driver and it ensures that a driver with actual talent makes his way into F1 rather than whichever driver has the biggest wallet. The independent teams are the ones by and large running pay drivers, let's look...
by Charles LeBrad
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions - 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: Bold predictions - 2021

Okay, here are some bold predictions that I believe might actually happen... I'll do one per team: Mercedes announce that Bottas is out before the summer break begins Max takes second in the WDC, but Perez fails to record a victory (is that really bold? I don't know) Ricciardo wins the Monaco Grand...
by Charles LeBrad
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions - 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: Bold predictions - 2021

Ok, my bold predictions
* Danny Ric will get a victory this year
* Stroll will finish higher than Vettel in the standings
* Red Bull will win the WCC, thanks to Checo taking points off Bottas
by Charles LeBrad
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who ruined Williams?
Replies: 41
Views: 4324

Re: Who ruined Williams?

One person that doesn't crop up more than I thought is Sam Michael. Looking at his history, he seems to go to F1 teams & they get a lot worse. I happen to bump into a designer that worked on the 2010 Williams car & he said that Michaels had no clue on how to run things & treated all the other desig...
by Charles LeBrad
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11021

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Lots of chat coming through the media that he's been dropped by Haas. Pietro Fittipaldi has also update his Twitter profile to “HAAS F1 Driver” https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comments/kh3uf9/pietro_fittipaldi_updated_his_twitter_bio/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf Do we put ...
by Charles LeBrad
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pierre Gasly posting a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA)
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Pierre Gasly posting a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA)

https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comme ... ame=iossmf

Doesn’t look like he’s started answering questions yet. Flick him through a question
by Charles LeBrad
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 cars so easy to drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: 2020 cars so easy to drive?

It’s like asking how a Golfer can go to the US Open for the first time and get a Birdie. They’re the best of the best, and it’s their job to drive fast.

I think in the case of Hulk and Aitken, it’s what happens when you replace a pay driver with a driver who has talent
by Charles LeBrad
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BRREAKING NEWS. LEWIS HAMILTON OUT OF THE SAKHIR GP THIS WEEKEND.
Replies: 104
Views: 5496

Re: BRREAKING NEWS. LEWIS HAMILTON OUT OF THE SAKHIR GP THIS WEEKEND.

Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:26 pm
mikeyg123 wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:06 pm
Major news outlets now saying Russell is the front runner.
So, who will replacing him at Williams, then? A chance for Latifi not to get beaten?
I’m reading Jack Aitken will replace Russell
by Charles LeBrad
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race
Replies: 68
Views: 3298

Re: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race

One I was surprised it took me to last night to think of, and surprised it hasn’t been mentioned. Senna, Imola 94 Wow, good point. Yes, I think we can all agree to that. Obviously the one retirement i'd like to change is Senna Imola 94 but If sticking to the general tone of the thread here then def...
by Charles LeBrad
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race
Replies: 68
Views: 3298

Re: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race

One I was surprised it took me to last night to think of, and surprised it hasn’t been mentioned.

Senna, Imola 94
by Charles LeBrad
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race
Replies: 68
Views: 3298

Re: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race

So a race in his first season after what was deemed by the FIA an erratic drive behind the SC by Hamilton, not the fact a rookie was running in 3rd after being thrust in midway through the season ok then! Regardless, you can’t say that wasn’t a silly mistake he made. At any rate, you seem to be foc...
by Charles LeBrad
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What might a Motorsport Quintuple Crown comprise?
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: What might a Motorsport Quintuple Crown comprise?

**Edit** Googling done, here's the list of multiple winners. Im having trouble sharing the image link - If there's anyone out there who can help a brother out? https://imgur.com/yjt3lLm Here's the image: https://i.imgur.com/yjt3lLm.png What Nurburgring race is on the list ? Anyway, Ickx won on the ...
by Charles LeBrad
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What might a Motorsport Quintuple Crown comprise?
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: What might a Motorsport Quintuple Crown comprise?

Jacky Ickx has done pretty well: Wins: 6 x Le Mans 24 Hours 1977 Bathurst 1000 1983 Dakar Rally 1972 German GP (Nordschleife) Podiums: 1971 Monaco GP (3rd) I think it will be difficult to find many drivers who have won the Bathurst 1000 (or 500) plus others in the crown, as the Bathurst 1000 has be...
by Charles LeBrad
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What might a Motorsport Quintuple Crown comprise?
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: What might a Motorsport Quintuple Crown comprise?

Monaco
Indianapolis
Le Mans
Bathurst
Nordschleife

Now to do some Googling to see who's won what.

**Edit** Googling done, here's the list of multiple winners. Im having trouble sharing the image link - If there's anyone out there who can help a brother out?

https://imgur.com/yjt3lLm
by Charles LeBrad
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race
Replies: 68
Views: 3298

Re: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race

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by Charles LeBrad
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race
Replies: 68
Views: 3298

Re: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race

I’d have to put Webber’s 2010 Korea one down for me. As an Aussie, that was heartbreaking Yes, I'd probably choose this one. If Webber hadn't have had a DNF it is likely he would have finished in the top 3 and this would have won him the title. Webber may not have won more titles, but Red Bull may ...
by Charles LeBrad
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race
Replies: 68
Views: 3298

Re: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race

[quote="Charles LeBrad " post_id=831203 time=<a href="tel:1605644804">1605644804</a> user_id=14057] I’d have to put Webber’s 2010 Korea one down for me. As an Aussie, that was heartbreaking Yes, I'd probably choose this one. If Webber hadn't have had a DNF it is likely he would have finished in the...
by Charles LeBrad
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race
Replies: 68
Views: 3298

Re: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race

I’d have to put Webber’s 2010 Korea one down for me. As an Aussie, that was heartbreaking
by Charles LeBrad
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull to take over Honda F1 project?
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: Red Bull to take over Honda F1 project?

I read an article saying that a deal with Mugen was on the cards. Can't remember where I saw it though. Do Red Bull still have that collaboration with Ilmor? Could be another option if they still have their name in the little black book. Other than that, hasn't Cosworth been working with them on the...
by Charles LeBrad
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Aston Martin in 2021 - elite or midfield?
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Aston Martin in 2021 - elite or midfield?

Bit of crazy speculation here - More to see what you PF1ers think. Once Hamilton owns all the records, do you see him as the kind of driver who would take on the challenge of moving to Aston Martin? Do you think he's the kind of driver who would fall for the romance of a British driver winning in a ...
by Charles LeBrad
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc
Replies: 117
Views: 7579

Re: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc

I don't think Stewart has a valid point, and I'm not sure he particularly likes Hamilton. Stewart might try, but you can't compare the modern and classic era's, whilst the fundamentals are still the same, it's almost a completely different sport. Fangio raced in an era where pushing the car to limi...
by Charles LeBrad
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc
Replies: 117
Views: 7579

Re: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc

At the same time, the " back in my day"-sentiment is very human and almost nobody is completely free from it. The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servant...
by Charles LeBrad
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How F1 should ultimately be formatted [MERGED]
Replies: 105
Views: 5283

Re: Race weekend format

Let's have the drivers get acquainted with the circuit by replacing the friday practice with a F3 race. :D There used to be a Champcar driver who would rollerblade around the track in the mornings before practice to familiarise himself. Maybe F1 can adopt this and have a Rollerderby side series? I ...
by Charles LeBrad
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc
Replies: 117
Views: 7579

Re: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc

I don't think Stewart has a valid point, and I'm not sure he particularly likes Hamilton. Stewart might try, but you can't compare the modern and classic era's, whilst the fundamentals are still the same, it's almost a completely different sport. Fangio raced in an era where pushing the car to limi...
by Charles LeBrad
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda to quit F1 after 2021
Replies: 161
Views: 8110

Re: Honda to quit F1 after 2021

Indy and NASCAR regularly match F1 for top speed and all three all left eating the dust of American dragster racing. I don't think Bathurst cars are far off eithger. Electric wouldn't effect the cornering speeds, which is where F1 leaves other series far behind, and everyone knows the acceleration/...
by Charles LeBrad
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda to quit F1 after 2021
Replies: 161
Views: 8110

Re: Honda to quit F1 after 2021

Indy and NASCAR regularly match F1 for top speed and all three all left eating the dust of American dragster racing. I don't think Bathurst cars are far off eithger. Electric wouldn't effect the cornering speeds, which is where F1 leaves other series far behind, and everyone knows the acceleration/...
by Charles LeBrad
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda to quit F1 after 2021
Replies: 161
Views: 8110

Re: Honda to quit F1 after 2021

What worries me more is the message this is sending out about manufacturer support in F1. If Honda are genuinely just saying the relevance doesn't justify the investment , what does that signify for F1 as a whole where on the other hand you have such significant manufacturer involvement in FE. This...
by Charles LeBrad
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda to quit F1 after 2021
Replies: 161
Views: 8110

Re: Honda to quit F1 after 2021

I’ve been predicting for a few years now that FE and F1 will eventually merge and form 1 series, carry over the history of both sports up until the merger.

Each series has something the other needs. I still stand by this prediction, and think this has become the next piece to fall into the puzzle
by Charles LeBrad
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda to quit F1 after 2021
Replies: 161
Views: 8110

Re: Honda to quit F1 after 2021

Classic Honda. 2nd time in a row they endure years of trials and torment, and pull out when there’s signs of hope.

Do you think there’ll be a next time?
by Charles LeBrad
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fernando - Amazon Prime
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Fernando - Amazon Prime

If the opening scene doesn’t begin with a series of montages of Nando: 1. Walking around Parc Ferme cracking jokes with other drivers 2. A close up shot of Nando’s eyes in his helmet 3. Dashboard angle of him driving around various tracks 4. Nando giving a cheeky wink to the camera at one point All ...
by Charles LeBrad
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 7860

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

Perez had Telmex backing from the early days of his career, when he first started at Sauber who becomes their main sponsor ...you guessed it Telmex. so you could call them his rich Daddy. Stroll has won more Championships he has competed in than Perez, so why does Perez deserve to be in F1 more tha...
by Charles LeBrad
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 7860

Re: Could next year be Vettel's final nail in the coffin?

Seems to be a bunch of folks wondering if Team Red is giving Seb the same kind of car they are providing to Charles. When a driver is on his way out of a team, certain things begin to happen. He is barred from technical briefings, so that he may not carry any new "secrets" to any other team. Thus, ...
by Charles LeBrad
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 72475

Re: Silly Season 2021

So he’s going to be replacing “Grazzi ragazzi, Splenda machina!” With “Tally ho lads. Splendid automobile!”
by Charles LeBrad
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold Prediction : Hamilton out, Vettel in
Replies: 46
Views: 5006

Re: Bold Prediction : Hamilton out, Vettel in

Im still stick to my previous bold prediction - It looks like we're on similar thoughts Sainz to Ferrari (LeClerc / Sainz) Ricciardo to Mclaren (Ricciardo / Norris) Gasly to Renault (Gasly / Ocon) New blood at Alpha Tauri (Kvyat / Rookie) Hamilton to follow Toto to Aston Martin (Hamilton / Perez) Ve...
by Charles LeBrad
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?
Replies: 68
Views: 2864

Re: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?

Perhaps when the football team at the top of the Premier League plays the team at the bottom, the bottom team start the match a few goals ahead. In all fairness, what we have now is a system where the top team would start a few goals ahead. Qualifying is probably too important in the current formul...
by Charles LeBrad
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?
Replies: 68
Views: 2864

Re: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?

Perhaps when the football team at the top of the Premier League plays the team at the bottom, the bottom team start the match a few goals ahead. In all fairness, what we have now is a system where the top team would start a few goals ahead. Qualifying is probably too important in the current formul...