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by Banana Man
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official "When Will Hamilton Sign" Thread...
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: The Official "When Will Hamilton Sign" Thread...

I'll guess it's announced on Feb. 1st.
by Banana Man
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures
Replies: 1624
Views: 681023

Re: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures

There’re some dead ringers in there for Alex Scott, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and Rhonda Rousey. Probably a couple more if I thought about .
by Banana Man
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3979

Re: US election - prediction

Asphalt_World wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:25 pm
And relax........
Not even close. Trumpism is here for a while yet, whether the man himself is the one leading it or not. Biden has a heck of a job on his hands mending the divides in their society.
by Banana Man
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which drivers will we see full-time in F1 again?
Replies: 16
Views: 994

Re: Which drivers won't we see full-time in F1 again?

I don’t see any of them being good enough or rich enough to get back in. We’ve seen plenty of talented drivers pushed out over the years by silly season musical chairs. Hulk is the best of the bunch and without a couple of Covid cases he’d be a forgotten man by now. They’ll be the next Di Resta, Kob...
by Banana Man
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!
Replies: 50
Views: 3334

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

People are already overplaying the Alonso connection on social media. True he had spygate and some unwise words to say about Honda but some people are talking as if he’s Maria Carey. It’s an interesting development for sure though. Maybe Renault are genuinely losing interest in F1 again and he doesn...
by Banana Man
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who ruined Williams?
Replies: 38
Views: 2385

Re: Who ruined Williams?

I think if they’d have kept Hill, he’d have won the ‘97 Championship fairly comfortably and Newey would have stayed. It’s hard to say what ‘98 would have brought without Renault engines but a Newey designed car would have been a lot closer to the front. At a guess, Michael wins that championship wit...
by Banana Man
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who ruined Williams?
Replies: 38
Views: 2385

Re: Who ruined Williams?

They went downhill since 2004 onwards. Lots of things and I wouldn't pin on one person. If the buck ultimately stops with the boss then I guess Frank then Claire, but I wouldn't want to point at them because they don't deserve it. That's just sports for you. Ultimately, if you’re the boss the team ...
by Banana Man
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who ruined Williams?
Replies: 38
Views: 2385

Re: Who ruined Williams?

Things were wrong at Williams for a long, long time before the blip in 2014/15. That was more luck than anything, they happened upon a far superior engine and had a reasonable car to stick it in. Since then they just haven’t had the budget to push on, whilst everyone else has caught and past them. P...
by Banana Man
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 444
Views: 5605

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Most of Schumacher's contemporaries were slightly below the level of Button, while Hamilton competed against Alonso and Vettel as well. I don't see Schumacher doing that much better than Hamilton in a McLaren although he would likely have finished ahead of Jenson in 2011. I'm gonna be a bit controv...
by Banana Man
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3979

Re: US election - prediction

Even taking away what happened at the capitol, there is absolutely no comparison. Trump pressured the Georgia secretary of state to "find him" 11,000+ votes. He tried to force the Vice President to throw out the Electoral college votes despite not having the constitutional power to do so. He has fi...
by Banana Man
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3979

Re: US election - prediction

Even taking away what happened at the capitol, there is absolutely no comparison. Trump pressured the Georgia secretary of state to "find him" 11,000+ votes. He tried to force the Vice President to throw out the Electoral college votes despite not having the constitutional power to do so. He has fi...
by Banana Man
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3979

Re: US election - prediction

It’s the oppositions job to try and undermine the government, to a certain extent and if they have reason to believe he was involved in illegal activities, to pursue them to the furthest end they can. I don’t see the democrats as having done anything especially partisan, given the situation they’ve ...
by Banana Man
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3979

Re: US election - prediction

I do sympathise a little with the protestors yesterday, and those who are generally against a Democratic party in what may be a term in which the party controls both the Senate and Congress . Looking at the outside in, I see America as the land of the free - where people are permitted to live their...
by Banana Man
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3979

Re: US election - prediction

I think as a generation we’ve been a little spoiled with life, to the point that many people now simply cannot handle losing or even being disagreed with. It doesn’t matter whether they’re conservative or liberal, the level of thinking is still the same. After Brexit and the last UK general election...
by Banana Man
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992172

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

2010 was joint-second best car with Ferrari 2013 was joint-second best car with Ferrari and Lotus I don't think so. I think Lotus had the clear second-best car, and the superior driving of Alonso, Hamilton, and Rosberg made it look different than it was. Consider this. Throughout their time at Ferr...
by Banana Man
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3979

Re: US election - prediction

Bit f**kin’ mental this.
by Banana Man
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 F1 Champion Prediction Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 859

Re: 2021 F1 Champion Prediction Thread

It will be Lewis Hamilton, you'd be a fool to bet on anything else. He will have the best car and comfortably have the beating of Bottas. I will say if Lewis gets a contract at Merc. Yea he will be the favorite. But he has no contract. I am starting to think Russell will be there. Then I say Russel...
by Banana Man
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 F1 Champion Prediction Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 859

Re: 2021 F1 Champion Prediction Thread

It will be Lewis Hamilton, you'd be a fool to bet on anything else. He will have the best car and comfortably have the beating of Bottas.
by Banana Man
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 2217

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

Both Senna and Schumacher drove their competitors off the track (in Senna's case you couldn't even make a case for it otherwise) to win a championship. ....yet......Schumacher has been vilified as a cheat while Senna is a driving god and the GOAT and his dirty driving is rarely mentioned. Instead a...
by Banana Man
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 2217

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

Both Senna and Schumacher drove their competitors off the track (in Senna's case you couldn't even make a case for it otherwise) to win a championship. ....yet......Schumacher has been vilified as a cheat while Senna is a driving god and the GOAT and his dirty driving is rarely mentioned. Instead a...
by Banana Man
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1039
Views: 343503

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Yes it's worth remembering that was the condition of the sponsor who were to be paying for her drive rather than something thwe team asked her to do. Can you imagine if a condition of Charles Leclerc or George Russell's drive in junior series was to model underwear? It's hard to believe it's the 21...
by Banana Man
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992172

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

It's very likely that Hamilton's tax situation was looked into by HMRC before giving him the honour. David Beckham was rumoured to have missed out on a knighthood because of a tax dodging scheme. I doubt it as I can’t see that he’s done anything wrong. You can argue about the morals of it as much a...
by Banana Man
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992172

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Ooh the bitterness comes out even on here. So what if he doesn't pay all his taxes in the UK? Didn't stop anyone else from getting knighted. Also love how people down play his social justice causes, by saying he should pay more taxes in the UK. The guy alway pays taxes everywhere he goes. I'm sure ...
by Banana Man
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992172

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

I think it’s worth pointing out that avoiding tax and being one of the top 5,000 payers are not mutually exclusive. It’s somewhat hypocritical when it comes to his social justice campaigning but as for his knighthood, as a recognition of his sporting achievements, I agree that it’s not an issue. The...
by Banana Man
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 749

Re: Merry Christmas 2020

Happy - or at least tolerable - new year everyone. Let’s hope we can go to a few races in ‘21.
by Banana Man
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992172

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

I look forward to Crofty saying "...and here come Sir Lewis Hamilton, down the Hamilton Straight to win his eighth British Grand Prix!" (I'm only joking, I never look forward to anything Crofty says) When Sir Lewis finally retires, I'm sure Silverstone and F1 will rename the British race the Hamilt...
by Banana Man
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Silly Off Season Quiz
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: The Silly Off Season Quiz

They are (as far as I can work out) the most recent wins for each different colour of car. Blue, pink, black, grey/chrome, red, white, yellow, orange. Mercedes should make next year’s car green to add to this :] I believe they pretty much have. :lol: :lol: Imagine if this thing won!! https://upload...
by Banana Man
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1039
Views: 343503

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Depends on the situation surely? Leclerc is a racing driver who happens to be good looking. He could look like Quasimodo and still be racing for Ferrari. Jorda is where she is because she's very attractive. She wouldn't be a known figure on ability alone. If she looked like Anne Widdecombe I'd be p...
by Banana Man
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most underrated driver 2000-2020
Replies: 42
Views: 2138

Re: Most underrated driver 2000-2020

Fisichella definitely deserves a mention. He produced some eye catching drives even before the qualification period in this thread and looked excellent at times to the point where after Hakkinen retired and before Raikkonen and Alonso really came to prominence, some considered him to be the second ...
by Banana Man
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7803

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

You can all be shocked if you like, my conscience is clear. I work with and respect a lot of very high achieving women and I’d be disgusted if they received this kind of treatment. I was chatting to a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago. She’s cabin crew for a Middle Eastern airline. Having her bac...
by Banana Man
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7803

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Saying it's victim blaming, that the man has all the authority etc. is completely wide of the mark. Women fly across the world (or across the Caucasus at least) to willingly put themselves in this situation. These men aren't kidnappers, they don't travel around rounding up all the pretty women in c...
by Banana Man
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most underrated driver 2000-2020
Replies: 42
Views: 2138

Re: Most underrated driver 2000-2020

I never rated Glock that highly either but as a back marker, compared to drivers in the past like Lavaggi, Badoer, Marques, Rosset or even Latifi he was not bad.
by Banana Man
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7803

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Clearly we wont see eye to eye. I can only assume some of you have never been to Dubai and seen the stuff goes on. If you tell anyone out there, "hey I heard about this girl who was in the back of a Porsche with this billionaire and he grabbed her boob," nobody will bat an eyelid, whether you're tal...
by Banana Man
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7803

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

I’m going with Occam’s Razor. An Instagram model is hanging around with a Russian billionaire. I’m pretty sure I know what the deal is there but I can’t be certain. I wish I could live in your world where vulnerable women are casually exploited by rich men and that's not something deeply concerning...
by Banana Man
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7803

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Neither of us know anything more than he touched her boob and she made a rude gesture. What’s happened on social media since is tit for tat. The difference here is I don’t claim to know their relationship, I’m not taking sides. You seem to assume that the man must be the guilty party based on scenar...
by Banana Man
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7803

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Your trivilisation of the incident as "OMG he touched her boob' speaks volumes for where countries that see themselves as advanced are actually at. Of course it's not the same as being violently raped, but - at the moment it happened, alone in a moving car with two men - she was not to know that wo...
by Banana Man
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7803

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

There's a massive difference between Trump's statement and the Mazepin video, which you've completely missed. I don't see a massive difference, two wealthy men with massive egos getting what they want. These women aren't stupid, they know the deal and what they're supposed to offer in return. Don't...
by Banana Man
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Curious Case Of Jacques Villeneuve.
Replies: 40
Views: 2040

Re: The Curious Case Of Jacques Villeneuve.

On the flip side, are there any drivers who won their FIRST race in their championship year? Obviously Farina is one. Hakkinen nearly did it but JV and DC let him through in Jerez.
by Banana Man
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992172

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Twitter cannot be the gauge for judging society. Literally anyone can post literally anything, anonymously and without reprisal. Finding racism on twitter is like finding an example of murder somewhere in the world. Of course you're going to find it, it's a default level at the bottom of society. I...
by Banana Man
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7803

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

I'm not quite sure I can quite grasp what I am reading in this thread. 4 years ago a video was released of Donald Trump saying that because he was so powerful he could grab women by their sexual organs and they could do nothing about it . At the time this was defended as 'locker room talk' and that...