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by InBetween
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 130005

Re: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Hon

Rockie wrote:No Mercedes powered car has won a race except the works team.
Of course they have: McLaren 2012 was the last IIRC.
by InBetween
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 130005

Re: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Hon

Renault is never beating Redbull being realistic, no one comes close in building a chassis like Redbull racing. 1. Don't you ever underestimate Renault, their track record says otherwise. 2. No one has a lifetime season pass at the top, not even RB. 3. Being a works team means having an engine manu...
by InBetween
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 130005

Re: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Hon

I will repeat again if it's the be all and end all why did they walk away from the Renault works engine? Huh? Renault is Renault's works team, its not RB any more. What are you talking about? RB is, as of now, a client team like FI is with Mercedes but obviously with better status because its winni...
by InBetween
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 130005

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

One feels that the the Mclaren naysayers will soon be eating humble pie. Alonso recorded 7th fastest race lap, just 0.5s behind HAM & BOT, 0.1s behind RAI and 0.2s faster than VET with that time set on the medium tyre, compared to the others on Soft. They're so slow they can't pass the WDC leader o...
by InBetween
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why don't drivers always defend the inside line?
Replies: 16
Views: 3380

Re: Why don't drivers always defend the inside line?

With DRS and the speed difference it enables at the end of the straights defending the inside is in many cases the worst option; you are in the dirtier side of the track and off line and a whole lot slower than your oponent. Sadly, if your oponent gets it right there is not much you can do in today'...
by InBetween
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Canadian Grand Prix
Replies: 50
Views: 6786

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Canadian Grand Prix

mac_d wrote:Sainz going 20th to P9 and 2 points was a pretty solid result.


And beating his teammate who started 5 positions ahead in the process.

Voted for Verstappen, Bottas and Sainz.
by InBetween
Sun May 15, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bittersweet 6th place
Replies: 37
Views: 13985

Bittersweet 6th place

I can't help thinking what is going through Carlos Sainz's head right now. He did a hell of a race finishing 6th but I still think he won't be feeling too happy with how things turned out. His teammate on the past race whith whom he's had his share of encounters has just won his first GP with the te...
by InBetween
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crashed out from the lead of the race
Replies: 93
Views: 16103

Re: Crashed out from the lead of the race

MS in Australia 94 should be in there. I think he was in the lead when he crashed against the wall. True that immediately afterwards he had the incident with DH but I'm pretty sure his car was damaged beyond recovery at that point and the initial accident was all on his own.
by InBetween
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Honda positives please! Any?
Replies: 46
Views: 9563

Re: McLaren Honda positives please! Any?

Apparently, there are some rumors running around that there is a major issue with the redesigned back suspension of the MP4-31 that is causing massive oversteer. I read it in spanish newspapers, so I am not too sure how trustworthy this info is. Has anyone else heard anything about this? http://www....
by InBetween
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official MotoGP thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 143753

Re: Official MotoGP thread

MM's reaction in Sepang was childish but up to a point understandable. Which reaction of Marquez was childish? The "oh so you think I was messing with you?...you have no idea what me messing with you really is, but now I'll show you..." attitude. A more mature MM would have probably let t...
by InBetween
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official MotoGP thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 143753

Re: Official MotoGP thread

MM's reaction in Sepang was childish but up to a point understandable. Which reaction of Marquez was childish? The "oh so you think I was messing with you?...you have no idea what me messing with you really is, but now I'll show you..." attitude. A more mature MM would have probably let t...
by InBetween
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official MotoGP thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 143753

Re: Official MotoGP thread

There seems to be a lot of dual understandings like Rossi didn't want other riders interfering with his battle against Lorenzo but he called on the Hondas to beat Lorenzo. This is not about Marquez having to help Rossi. This is about Marquez battling Rossi hard all year, then on Sunday just not doi...
by InBetween
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official MotoGP thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 143753

Re: Official MotoGP thread

There seems to be a lot of dual understandings like Rossi didn't want other riders interfering with his battle against Lorenzo but he called on the Hondas to beat Lorenzo. This is not about Marquez having to help Rossi. This is about Marquez battling Rossi hard all year, then on Sunday just not doi...
by InBetween
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official MotoGP thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 143753

Re: Official MotoGP thread

There are two facts at play here. If you don't ride to win the last race of the season like you would the first then you should be held to account like you would in horse racing and if you deliberately crash out an opponent you should get all your points for the season taken away like Schumacher in...
by InBetween
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official MotoGP thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 143753

Re: Official MotoGP thread

James Allen ‏@Jamesallenonf1 51m51 minutes ago Great ride by @lorenzo99 but #Marquez needs to ask himself where priorities lie - made no effort to pass and blocked Pedosa. Shame @MotoGP This blocking Pedrosa issue is laughable. If MM's agenda was to make JL champion, JL 2nd, VR 4th suited just as w...
by InBetween
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official MotoGP thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 143753

Re: Official MotoGP thread

Are you for real?? MM HELD ROSSI AT SEPANG, MM PROTECTED JL TODAY EVEN AGAINST PEDROSA, thats a capital sin, you hold Rossi to a different standard than MM, IF MM is the bigger man and Rossi is so bad, why was Rossi held? Why was MM pulling tricks? Why not just ignore? Who says Rossi kicked him? Ar...
by InBetween
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official MotoGP thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 143753

Re: Official MotoGP thread

http://www.elmundo.es/deportes/2015/11/08/563f598aca474136528b462f.html Lorenzo: "There are more people that help Rossi, who is Italian, than help the Spanish riders" "We are Spanish and this title had to stay in Spain" Oops. Wouldn't he be better off just denying everything? Wh...
by InBetween
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official MotoGP thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 143753

Re: Official MotoGP thread

http://www.elmundo.es/deportes/2015/11/08/563f598aca474136528b462f.html Lorenzo: "There are more people that help Rossi, who is Italian, than help the Spanish riders" "We are Spanish and this title had to stay in Spain" Oops. Wouldn't he be better off just denying everything? Wh...
by InBetween
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official MotoGP thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 143753

Re: Official MotoGP thread

Marquez made a comment a few days back that it had been the worst week of his life. It's not getting any better. He'll be hounded about this race for the rest of his career. I seriously doubt it. Rossi fans will always consider this race a farce while not finding any fault in his actions during the...
by InBetween
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official MotoGP thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 143753

Re: Official MotoGP thread

James Allen ‏@Jamesallenonf1 51m51 minutes ago Great ride by @lorenzo99 but #Marquez needs to ask himself where priorities lie - made no effort to pass and blocked Pedosa. Shame @MotoGP Only the blind and biased will fail to see. Plenty on here> I think it's easy to believe both sides of the story,...
by InBetween
Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's radio communication
Replies: 167
Views: 18031

Re: Alonso's radio communication

This is just ridiculous. People should be asking who is the !diot that was deciding what conversation between drivers and their racing engineers should be broadcasted or not. It's not as if FA has a button that says "broadcast" to choose what goes on air and what not. Alonso was venting hi...
by InBetween
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to call for cockpit visor?
Replies: 213
Views: 22429

Re: Time to call for cockpit visor?

Any safety feature must, above all, not endanger the driver in case it fails more than he would already be if the safety feature didn't exist to begin with . You can discuss it all you want, but a catastrophic failure of the canopy can cause life threatening injuries in scenarios where the driver wo...
by InBetween
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to call for cockpit visor?
Replies: 213
Views: 22429

Re: Time to call for cockpit visor?

Extraction is also a non issue as that research has already been carried out for them. Here's the study- http://www.cs.odu.edu/~mln/ltrs-pdfs/NASA-2000-38ass-ljb.pdf You really want to put detcord on the surface of a hypothetical canopy of a hybrid racing car that is continously manhandled by marsh...
by InBetween
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to call for cockpit visor?
Replies: 213
Views: 22429

Re: Time to call for cockpit visor?

I've just read the same article and to me it doesn't really add up. It's stated in there that during testing they dismissed the canopy mainly because it wasn't strong enough? The tests are on YouTube for everyone to see... They fire an entire wheel and tyre assembly into the canopy at 225km/h and i...
by InBetween
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to call for cockpit visor?
Replies: 213
Views: 22429

Re: Time to call for cockpit visor?

AW: " So I'm assuming that you're basing this on the fact that technology doesn't ever move on then? I mean, year after year they introduce more and more stringent crash tests on F1 cars and indeed helmets. " this. i guess i just don't understand the thought process that "racing is d...
by InBetween
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to call for cockpit visor?
Replies: 213
Views: 22429

Re: Time to call for cockpit visor?

I'm not saying its unsurmountable, i'm must stating that the benefits are not worth the price you have to pay. In Powerboats, one of, if not the major threat to any pilot is flipping at high speed and crashing upside down into water or nose diving (a much much more common scenario than Justin Wilso...
by InBetween
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to call for cockpit visor?
Replies: 213
Views: 22429

Re: Time to call for cockpit visor?

Closed cockpits, canopies and F1 cars is a safety nightmare. The negatives completely outweigh the positives. You know that for a fact I assume. Yes, a matter of fact, I do, because this solution has been studied more than once and it has being an ongoing debate for quite some time now. The fact is...
by InBetween
Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to call for cockpit visor?
Replies: 213
Views: 22429

Re: Time to call for cockpit visor?

Closed cockpits, canopies and F1 cars is a safety nightmare. The negatives completely outweigh the positives. You know that for a fact I assume. Yes, a matter of fact, I do, because this solution has been studied more than once and it has being an ongoing debate for quite some time now. The fact is...
by InBetween
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to call for cockpit visor?
Replies: 213
Views: 22429

Re: Time to call for cockpit visor?

Closed cockpits, canopies and F1 cars is a safety nightmare. The negatives completely outweigh the positives.
by InBetween
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would this be possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 3326

Re: Would this be possible?

An airbag in the helmet is useless. Airbags deploy reacting to sudden acceleration (normally deacceleration), so by definition it would be deploying too late; the object would have already hit the driver's helmet. And a predictive airbag is still in the realm of science fiction. There is no technolo...
by InBetween
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Justin Wilson has died.
Replies: 128
Views: 13306

Re: Justin Wilson has died.

Closed cockpits is not the solution. If it was so simple, the decision would have been made a long time ago. There are tons of reasons against it, but to me, the main issues are: 1. Easy and fast extraction of the pilot is compromised. No matter how well designed it is, in a major accident, it can g...
by InBetween
Fri May 29, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dual exhausts in 2016?
Replies: 48
Views: 9190

Re: Dual exhausts in 2016?

With respect, I think perhaps folk are also overestimating the noise issue. The F1 GP ticket prices are indeed extortionate (imho) and whilst I accept that many folk may well 'not bother' because of the noise issue, it is probably more of a straw that broke the camels back for them, rather than a p...
by InBetween
Fri May 29, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dual exhausts in 2016?
Replies: 48
Views: 9190

Re: Dual exhausts in 2016?

I still don't get the noise issue as being so important. If folk really want noise, go stand at the end of the runway at their nearest airport? I get that it enhances the experience but it certainly does not enhance the racing (if there is any!) - which is the prime focus in my opinion. Even tin to...
by InBetween
Thu May 28, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dual exhausts in 2016?
Replies: 48
Views: 9190

Re: Dual exhausts in 2016?

I'm not totally opposed to it as a "gimmick" because plenty of rules in F1 don't make the cars faster, including some that exist for aesthetic reasons (see stepped noses) It does reek of papering over the cracks though, when they need to look at the more fundamental problem of these engin...
by InBetween
Wed May 27, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa on Verstappen
Replies: 26
Views: 5532

Re: Massa on Verstappen

Everyone's done it. If Verstappen were making a habit of it then it would be cause for concern. The bolded part got my attention. The fact is that he is making a habit of it. Getting away with it doesn't mean there isn't an issue. He's just been lucky that in the previous wild lunges out of nowhere...
by InBetween
Sun May 24, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread
Replies: 996
Views: 83429

Re: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread

I'm confused enough by this race to resort to inventing much more fanciful scenarios than any that might be the truth, because Mercedes' truth is so implausible. What is so hard to understand that with a VSC Mercedes thought it had more than enough time to make a free pit stop and avoid any small p...
by InBetween
Sun May 24, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread
Replies: 996
Views: 83429

Re: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread

OK, since some people are crying "Conspiracy", I'd like to throw a suggestion into the pot. The question should be, "Why on Earth would any team bring their car in from the lead of the Monaco GP with 10 laps left and all the lead cars on similar tyres? I can only think of two things ...
by InBetween
Sun May 24, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread
Replies: 996
Views: 83429

Re: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread

Oh, stop with this crap. Cars get broken, rules change, rivals come up with a great idea and tomorrow your car is behind. Classy, natural racer and winner and a talent like LH does not come to your team everyday. If it's just the car they would hire no-namers from the lower series for low money and...
by InBetween
Sun May 24, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread
Replies: 996
Views: 83429

Re: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread

From the press conference it sounds like Hamilton was involved in the decision making process. He just said the team said to stay out initially but he had saw the pit crew out in a TV screen and assumed it was for Rosberg behind. Well the team only had to say " no one else is stopping Lewis so...
by InBetween
Sun May 24, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread
Replies: 996
Views: 83429

Re: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread

Why were they pitting him with 12 laps to go when he was about to put 20 secs on Rosberg is beyond me. It's obvious his tires were still in great shape. No need to pit at all. Were they trying to punish him for making Rosberg look like an apprentice? This takes the cake for one of the biggest gaffe...