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by Glasnost
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Building the perfect F1 calendar.
Replies: 25
Views: 5316

Re: Building the perfect F1 calendar.

Only think I know for sure is, I'd ditch Melbourne and replace it with Philip Island or Tailem Bend.
by Glasnost
Wed May 29, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84540

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Agree with making the cars smaller in general.

Remove engine modes, spec mug-h.

Restrictions on area of the car a team can develop, the higher up the standings the less parts of the car you can develop after itnial testing.
by Glasnost
Thu May 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84540

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

$250 million budget cap. If teams want to go over that let them. They pay a 30% tax on every dollar over the cap that they spend which gets given to the bottom 3 teams in the constructors championship. Want to Spend $650 million? Go for it.. but your getting taxed an extra $120 million which is goin...
by Glasnost
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 41290

Re: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

WTF happened at Renault!?!?!?
by Glasnost
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 41290

Re: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Riccardo really got shafted on strategy.

Oh dear... Leclerc.
by Glasnost
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?
Replies: 55
Views: 12515

Re: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?

I support what I call a soft Budget cap. $200 million but for every $1 spent over that teams pay a 10% tax into a tax pool dividend amoung the teams at the end of the season. Could even put it on an incremental scale. >$200m 10% tax >$250m 12% tax >$300m 15% tax Etc. not enough of a hit. Let's say ...
by Glasnost
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?
Replies: 55
Views: 12515

Re: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?

I support what I call a soft Budget cap.
$200 million but for every $1 spent over that teams pay a 10% tax into a tax pool dividend amoung the teams at the end of the season. Could even put it on an incremental scale.
>$200m 10% tax
>$250m 12% tax
>$300m 15% tax
Etc.
by Glasnost
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 44006

Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

Surprises of the session seem to be Red Bull (who would have guessed Verstappen to be so close to the top?) and Renault (who would have guessed Ricciardo to be so far behind?). I suspect (read: hope) Renault were performing heavy runs for much of the session, though. Ricciardo had his best lap spoi...
by Glasnost
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115606

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Line

Sainz's run today brings up an interesting question. It's the first time a team has admitted to running a qualifying simulation (and probably the actual first, unless Renault's 17.3 was also a quali sim), so we now have a comparison to what McLaren did in qualifying last year. Interestingly, the C4...
by Glasnost
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RoKiT Williams Racing FW42 (Livery Only) Revealed!
Replies: 41
Views: 9920

Re: RoKiT Williams Racing FW42 (Livery Only) Revealed!

Not sure there is a thread for the new Williams render of their car, but was looking to get an opinion on the rear of the car... kinda looks like they've got some strange double floor going on.
by Glasnost
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lando Norris B12HR
Replies: 6
Views: 3465

Re: Lando Norris B12HR

First off. Massive congratulations on p6 in your split. I watched YouTube's tiametmarduk's stream of his race with Drc jarred and nzryan. It may of been a different split to yourself. Jarred got caught up with p2 spinning and collecting p3. Which caused a massive pile up going up the mountain on la...
by Glasnost
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lando Norris B12HR
Replies: 6
Views: 3465

Lando Norris B12HR

So Like many sim racing nerds around the world and like some pro drivers I competed in the iracing Bathurst 12hr event this weekend. I was in top split of the first session and came p6! After my race was over I switched on a few live streams Lando Norris's twitch Rutgers Kev's twitch because he had ...
by Glasnost
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How many Grands Prix have you attended?
Replies: 44
Views: 13575

Re: How many Grands Prix have you attended?

4
Melbourne 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018.

booked for 2019 as well

Been to one Bathurst 1000, imho it was better then all those combined
by Glasnost
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo's future: Another Hamilton, or another Alonso?
Replies: 162
Views: 31198

Re: Ricciardo's future: Another Hamilton, or another Alonso?

One thing, if we think who was the last team to win a Grand Prix that wasn't Ferrari, Mercedes or Red Bull.... it was Renault wasn't it? I can't seem to find a nice simple list of winners to confirm this without trawling through endless pages of results, but I'm guessing it was... or if it wasn't i...
by Glasnost
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 341687

Re: Silly Season 2019

Checo mentioning he has couple of options. Haas should be one & I did read that it's possible he may go to Sauber. He did drive for Sauber as the start of his F1 career & managed some great podiums with that team as well. Somehow have the gut feeling he'll be the one moving over for Stroll & not Oc...
by Glasnost
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 139064

Re: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renau

Which in turn means that even if they did offer everything he "wanted," the one thing he truly wanted they couldn't give him, which was an exit. Only question remaining is why. I think that way should be a What. What couldn't rbr give Riccardo that he wanted. two things spring to mind. 1. a champio...
by Glasnost
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 139064

Re: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renau

[/quote] Which in turn means that even if they did offer everything he "wanted," the one thing he truly wanted they couldn't give him, which was an exit. Only question remaining is why. [/quote] I think that way should be a What. What couldn't rbr give Riccardo that he wanted. two things spring to m...
by Glasnost
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 139064

Re: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renau

But why did Renault offer Dan so much money? Surely they could have got him for less? They said they weren't interested in getting Alonso back until they could give him a decent car - so why are they paying top dollar for a driver now? Yeah this is something that crossed my mind last night. What ar...
by Glasnost
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo's future: Another Hamilton, or another Alonso?
Replies: 162
Views: 31198

Re: Ricciardo's future: Another Hamilton, or another Alonso?

For me I knew a move by Dan was comming after Hungry last year, after Max hit Dan you could see on the debrief Dan had with Marko Helmut, Dan looked very angry at whatever Marko had to say and it looked like Marko was partitioning Blame on Dan. Dan held out for as long as possible for a Merc or Ferr...
by Glasnost
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who's under more pressure next year, Hulk or Ricciardo?
Replies: 64
Views: 14375

Re: Who's under more pressure next year, Hulk or Ricciardo?

I voted Dan, I the hulk has done enough to cement himself as a solid driver, whereas Dan has more to prove moving to Renault against his old team and will be keen to show he can be a team leader outside of the redbull driver factory. I'm not sure if Dan will immediately be placed as a number one dri...
by Glasnost
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Projected 2018 Team Payments revealed!
Replies: 33
Views: 8115

Re: Projected 2018 Team Payments revealed!

god I really despise the current funding model.. I hope they force through a more equal based system or even a price cap. I don't care if Ferrari, Redbull, Merc or McLaren leave over it. Yes you do. Nope... In fact with how cancerous and self serving those teams are I kinda hope they leave.... yeah...
by Glasnost
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Projected 2018 Team Payments revealed!
Replies: 33
Views: 8115

Re: Projected 2018 Team Payments revealed!

god I really despise the current funding model.. I hope they force through a more equal based system or even a price cap.

I don't care if Ferrari, Redbull, Merc or McLaren leave over it.
by Glasnost
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Canadian Grand Prix
Replies: 79
Views: 17306

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Canadian Grand Prix

I think a lot of the races between Leclerc and Ericsson have been a bit difficult to compare. Oh come on, why must you do this every time? Leclerc is a rookie, took just a few races to settle in and is now already doing a lot better than Ericsson. The points tally is clear, sentiment in and around ...
by Glasnost
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 33430

Re: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

So redbull and Adrian Newy say the new Renault engine is worth a tenth. Is that in qualifying? While Renault think its worth more then the current race pace deficit... so what like 4 tenths 5 tenths? Seems like Redbull are concerned with qualifying performance, while Renault are trying to focus atte...
by Glasnost
Thu May 31, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams splits with aero chief
Replies: 23
Views: 7113

Re: Williams splits with aero chief

Jesus.... this isn't good news for Williams. The car is arguably the worst on the grid. Paddy Lowe's first fully designed car has been a disaster. I wonder if the new parts that were meant to fix the issues the car has didn't show good numbers in the wind tunnel or were a total failure ... so Beer ...
by Glasnost
Thu May 31, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams splits with aero chief
Replies: 23
Views: 7113

Re: Williams splits with aero chief

Ok guys... I'll remember to be more definitive when referring to Williams being the worst on the grid.
by Glasnost
Thu May 31, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams splits with aero chief
Replies: 23
Views: 7113

Re: Williams splits with aero chief

Jesus.... this isn't good news for Williams. The car is arguably the worst on the grid. Paddy Lowe's first fully designed car has been a disaster. I wonder if the new parts that were meant to fix the issues the car has didn't show good numbers in the wind tunnel or were a total failure ... so Beer r...
by Glasnost
Wed May 30, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 and Timing
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Re: F1 and Timing

There are anomalies but generally the top drivers get to the top car(s). There or thereabouts at least. There are drivers who seem to have their fair share of bad luck, no doubt, but for the most part people's careers follow the trajectories they probably deserved. Hamilton gets good cars because h...
by Glasnost
Wed May 30, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 106
Views: 30763

Re: Who is the best F1 driver ever?

Threads like these are the reason I'm bursting at the seams to get f1 tv with as much Historic content and replays as possible. I'll be able to form my own opinion based on what I have watched as I slowly work my way through the decades. Rather then rely on Wikipedia or forum posts. As someone who o...
by Glasnost
Sat May 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 44401

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

SDLRob wrote:Bloody hell Leclerc....
I know right!
Talk about a butt-clenching moment... he probably created coal.
by Glasnost
Sat May 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 44401

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Max out of Qualifying, needing a gearbox change. Ugh... I'm really starting to get fed up with Lance Stroll's petulant attitude... LS: "the head rest is loose" Race Engineer: "ok, if it's unsafe box, if not focus on getting a good lap" LS: "it's not unsafe... just Fix it!" As a Williams supporter It...
by Glasnost
Tue May 15, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to talk about Grosjean
Replies: 86
Views: 19638

Re: Time to talk about Grosjean

For me, Leclerc is a no-brainer if they can make it happen. I think he's a very talented young driver; the second best F1 driver under 25 behind only Max IMO. Why behind Max, necessarily? Is there any objective measure that implies Max is better? He's certainly more experienced at the F1 level by n...
by Glasnost
Mon May 14, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Circuit de Catalunya
Replies: 29
Views: 7428

Re: Circuit de Catalunya

Motorland Aragón
Jerez

Not sure if they are grade 1 though. Surely either track would be better then Catalunya.
by Glasnost
Mon May 14, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to talk about Grosjean
Replies: 86
Views: 19638

Re: Time to talk about Grosjean

How much longer does RoGro have on his contract? Hass really needs to look at someone else. But who are realistic prospects for the seat? I'd be hesitant to promote Kmag to lead driver with his attitude and reputation he's building. Perez Vandorne - surely won't last another season at McLaren unless...
by Glasnost
Sun May 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 46731

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

What happened to Danny Ric's pace?? After the pit stop phase he was 7 sec behind Max

Now it 18 seconds.
by Glasnost
Sun May 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 46731

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Danny Ric seems to have better pace then Max atm. After Dan dropped to 2.5 behind I had given up he'd be matching Max Today.
by Glasnost
Sun May 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 46731

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

WTF Grosjean... Time for Hass to replace him I think
by Glasnost
Thu May 03, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)
Replies: 331
Views: 61291

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

The most baffling thing is that both drivers declined to apportion blame, which is down to the RB PR machine I guess and suited Max fine to just brush it off. But I'd expect Daniel to be furious with his team mate, absolutely furious. He stood there just saying exactly the same line, no point into ...
by Glasnost
Wed May 02, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)
Replies: 331
Views: 61291

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

Ross Brawn explaining how Max covering part of Daniel's car severely reduced Daniel's braking ability. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/5/aero-changes-to-promote-closer-racing-and-overtaking-approved-f1.html I wish he had explained a seeming contradiction in what he says about the ...