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by healey
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 13671

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

they are not practical enough for the majority of people to make the jump. Not yet. Not quite yet, no. As for the Taycan charging time, that is a huge leap forward and it will improve. Of course 23 mins is still too long but then I reflect that the last time I filled up at one of those petrol stati...
by healey
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 13671

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

If you advocate for this technology shift, you can't afford to be so flippant about what will be the biggest recycling project in human history. What about site rehab for the approximately 115 thousand petrol stations in the US alone? Who's going to pay for all this? Oh wait - it's going to be the ...
by healey
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 13671

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

[ICE's are still being churned out by the worlds manufacturers in the millions per month, each one with a lifespan of many decades - more if maintained correctly. What happens to these engines? Can you imagine the waste involved in phasing out ICE's? ICE production slowly ramps down over the next f...
by healey
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 13671

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

F1 Mercenary: Of course it will take decades to build a new infrastructure and of course this change will expend energy and create new problems to be tackled, but that would be the case whatever the nature of the new power unit in question. Bottom line is that locally emitting ICEs are on the way ou...
by healey
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 13671

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

electric vehicles are not as clean and good for the environment as people are led to believe. It at least localises airborne emission from cars into one area - the power station. Electric PUs are more operationally efficient. ICE engines have more moving parts and a huge amount of energy is lost as...
by healey
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 13671

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

I'd say 10-15 years, but whatever the figure the switch is inevitable
by healey
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races in 2020
Replies: 176
Views: 27323

Re: Sprint races in 2020

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by healey
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 43930

Re: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Race Thread

F1Tyrant wrote:
Black_Flag_11 wrote:Like signing for a midfield team rather than retiring because he loves driving F1 cars?
Don't worry. I'm the one with a problem as I view his nonchalance as ungrateful entitlement.
He's Finnish. Not a people known for being highly emotive. ;)
by healey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Projected 2018 Team Payments revealed!
Replies: 33
Views: 8213

Re: Projected 2018 Team Payments revealed!

The LST, CBB and Other columns are a travesty.
by healey
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brawn/new ownership want more tight/wheel to wheel racing
Replies: 70
Views: 12541

Re: Brawn/new ownership want more tight/wheel to wheel racin

Agree that aero should be simplified. It's the elephant in the room. A limit on the number of sufaces combined with minimum areas?
by healey
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V Dub to enter F1?
Replies: 33
Views: 6162

Re: V Dub to enter F1?

VAG would never enter under the VW brand. F1 cars aren't "cars of the people".
by healey
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pirelli Got it Wrong
Replies: 34
Views: 4910

Re: Pirelli Got it Wrong

The tyres are the least of F1s current problems.
by healey
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unexpected: Chilton to test Indy Lights Car with Carlin
Replies: 29
Views: 4607

Re: Unexpected: Chilton to test Indy Lights Car with Carlin

I thought he did okay. Not a world beater, but he kept his car on the road!
by healey
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: In-Depth Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes steering wheel
Replies: 18
Views: 33619

Re: Mercedes steering wheel

Alienturnedhuman wrote:It's a similar deal to the camera on the Mars rover versus the camera on the iPhone.


I'm sure they don't use cheap components, but that's a bit of an overstatment. It's mostly an economy of scale. They're all hand built to a greater extent than mass-produced electronics.
by healey
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The day you realised your driver wasn't as good?
Replies: 173
Views: 24104

Re: The day you realised your driver wasn't as good?

Raikkonen looks burnt out and bored. He was a blazing talent in the early years but I think the spark has gone. Not sure why he's still doing F1 to be honest. Perhaps he doesn't know what else to do with himself. Some drivers don't cope well with getting older....
by healey
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So now how good is Felipe Massa?
Replies: 45
Views: 8079

Re: So now how good is Felipe Massa?

On his day he's great. He stayed too long at Ferrari.
by healey
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso or Hamilton?
Replies: 206
Views: 24576

Re: Alonso or Hamilton?

Hamilton.

Two years ago would have been Alonso, but Hamilton has matured massively and is just approaching his peak at 29.
by healey
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver wikipedia pages. Race result colours.
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Driver wikipedia pages. Race result colours.

Hi,

Anyone know why the colours have been removed from the driver result tables? Makes them really hard to read...
by healey
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sutil possible in Haas market.
Replies: 24
Views: 3541

Re: Sutil possible in Haas market.

Never understood how Sutil has managed to survive so long without doing anything notable. Perez has had podiums. Hulkenberg grabbed a pole. Kobayashi made some great passes and won a podium.

Sutil? Nothing.
by healey
Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Andrea de Cesaris killed in motorbike accident
Replies: 23
Views: 4592

Re: Andrea de Cesaris killed in motorbike accident

Jordan seemed out of sorts at Suzuka. I assume he knew De Cesaris quite well? Perhaps the news had reached him.....
by healey
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: John Crossle RIP.
Replies: 6
Views: 1700

Re: John Crossle RIP.

RIP.

Nice to see they're still making Crossle cars.
by healey
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Effect of F1 at Mercedes road car dealerships
Replies: 79
Views: 14434

Re: Effect of F1 at Mercedes road car dealerships

Arai_or_Nothing wrote:The average Mercedes benz customer has no idea or even cares about F1.


Well this is probably true, but advertisers know that one only has to plant a seed..

"Mmm Mercedes. That Hamilton guy on the TV drives for them. Might be worth a look..."
by healey
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Effect of F1 at Mercedes road car dealerships
Replies: 79
Views: 14434

Re: Effect of F1 at Mercedes road car dealerships

There's certainly a push to get younger buyers. They'd grown very a middle aged image over the 90s.

I'm seeing alot of young, trendy childless folk (with a bit of cash) floating around in those new A Classes these days.
by healey
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2015 Uberthread [MERGED]
Replies: 2131
Views: 267570

Re: Jenson Buttons future uncertain as McLaren chase Alonso.

Grosjean must have a good chance. He's certainly better than the current Lotus allows him to be.
by healey
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Sauber score points this year?
Replies: 16
Views: 1939

Re: Will Sauber score points this year?

Kobayashi may not be a worldbeater but he'd do much more with that car. Shame he's stuck in a Caterham.
by healey
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Vettel a mirage?
Replies: 55
Views: 8833

Re: Was Vettel a mirage?

In cricket and golf it's known as "The Yips". Time will tell. I doubt it. It's too early for him to succumb to Steve Blass disease: Besides MVP performance in a World Series, Blass is best known for his sudden and inexplicable loss of control after the 1972 season. A condition referred to ...
by healey
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I think the problem was the Merc strategist
Replies: 79
Views: 7079

Re: I think the problem was the Merc strategist

I think the OP makes a valid point. We have often seen the two drivers split on strategy. It's a hedge that serves the team but not always the drivers. With the WCC wrapped up they should let them off the leash.
by healey
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Hugarian GP: Qualifying thread
Replies: 297
Views: 23324

Re: 2014 Hugarian GP: Qualifying thread

What is up with Raikkonen this year?
by healey
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Hugarian GP: Qualifying thread
Replies: 297
Views: 23324

Re: 2014 Hugarian GP: Qualifying thread

It's at times like this that one wishes spare cars were still available. Race instantly over.
by healey
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: SUTIL TO BE REPLACED AT SAUBER?
Replies: 23
Views: 4554

Re: SUTIL TO BE REPLACED AT SAUBER?

They should get Kobayashi back.
by healey
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico should have gotten a 5 second penalty?
Replies: 435
Views: 40356

Re: Nico should have gotten a 5 second penalty?

If telemetry showed that Rosberg floored it in the run off (instead of maintaing a coast) absolutely yes.
by healey
Tue May 13, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 881
Views: 151205

Re: Formula E

Pleased that Alguersuari got a spot. I think that guy was just beginning to show some real talent just as he lost his F1 drive.
by healey
Tue May 13, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good is Romain Grosjean?
Replies: 85
Views: 9889

Re: How good is Romain Grosjean?

I think this guy is the real deal, despite the nervy start to his career. He has won championships in almost every cateogory he has driven in.

He seems to be finding his feet now. He's certainly showing up Maldonado for the fool he is.
by healey
Mon May 12, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best and worst team switches by drivers
Replies: 50
Views: 5299

Re: Best and worst team switches by drivers

Bad move : Fisichella - Force India to Ferrari mid season When he just had a taste of FI's first pole position, podium and points. Don't agree. Fischella had had podiums and race wins and was preparing to retire. A Ferrari drive was a nice note on which to finish his career, even if he found it har...
by healey
Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton moves to Mercedes.
Replies: 1448
Views: 202406

Re: Lewis Hamilton moves to Mercedes.

Yes, as it turns out Lewis made an unbelievably good move! But NOBODY (not even Merc) could possibly have KNOWN that back in '12. I'm sure they knew that their split turbo engine design was going to be very strong. I'm sure they let Hamilton in on some of the details. Are you seriously saying that ...
by healey
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton moves to Mercedes.
Replies: 1448
Views: 202406

Re: Lewis Hamilton moves to Mercedes.

LKS1 wrote:Yes, as it turns out Lewis made an unbelievably good move! But NOBODY (not even Merc) could possibly have KNOWN that back in '12.


I'm sure they knew that their split turbo engine design was going to be very strong. I'm sure they let Hamilton in on some of the details.
by healey
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kobayashi and his performance so far
Replies: 13
Views: 2579

Re: Kobayashi and his performance so far

He's giving it his best shot and bringing the car home. I feel he should have been given a better chance at another midfield team, but there we are. Ferrari wanted to keep him for the WEC team so they must have liked what they saw. Worst comes to the worst and he's out of F1 next year he'll have had...
by healey
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 881
Views: 151205

Re: Formula E

SATO!!!! Has Sato left Indycar? He got his first win there last year. Always fun to watch even if he is inconsistent. EDIT: It appears that he will contunue with Foyt. I guess he'll do both, then? http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/motor/indycar/2013/12/17/takuma-sato-aj-foyt-racing-abc-supply/40...
by healey
Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are Lewis and Vettel to blame (Rookie Problem)
Replies: 37
Views: 8001

Re: Are Lewis and Vettel to blame (Rookie Problem)

Alguersuari.

Was showing real promise before he was binned at the grand old age of.... 21.