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by fieldstvl
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 163186

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

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by fieldstvl
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 163186

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

I'd love to see Alonso in that other car, although I suspect it won't happen. If they could rely on continuing the competitive advantage they've had for the past three years, you'd have to imagine they'd take the less stressful option and get a compliant and fast but not too fast number two, who can...
by fieldstvl
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jackie Stewart on Hamilton
Replies: 94
Views: 17109

Re: Jackie Stewart on Hamilton

Another quote from Stewart, this time regarding Rosberg/Hamilton crash in Spain: "Hamilton is to blame. Rosberg was allowed to protect himself. You don't go for it on the first lap." " You don't go for it on the first lap "? Why not? The first lap sounds like a great time to go for it. Particularly ...
by fieldstvl
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jackie Stewart on Hamilton
Replies: 94
Views: 17109

Re: Jackie Stewart on Hamilton

Stewart actually made the following almost inconceivable statement: "When you are paid between £20-30m a year and you are told to do something you have got to do it. I don't care who you are [...] It is not the first time he has gone against instructions." What I simply cannot understand is why Ste...
by fieldstvl
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jackie Stewart on Hamilton
Replies: 94
Views: 17109

Re: Jackie Stewart on Hamilton

Stewart actually made the following almost inconceivable statement: "When you are paid between £20-30m a year and you are told to do something you have got to do it. I don't care who you are [...] It is not the first time he has gone against instructions." What I simply cannot understand is why Ste...
by fieldstvl
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jackie Stewart on Hamilton
Replies: 94
Views: 17109

Re: Jackie Stewart on Hamilton

Stewart actually made the following almost inconceivable statement: "When you are paid between £20-30m a year and you are told to do something you have got to do it. I don't care who you are [...] It is not the first time he has gone against instructions." What I simply cannot understand is why Stew...
by fieldstvl
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sportsmanship may be dead
Replies: 199
Views: 32348

Re: Sportsmanship may be dead

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by fieldstvl
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 131273

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

Even to neutrals, Hamilton's behaviour yesterday must have spiced up the race. To those neutrals who think Hamilton should just have compliantly sped off into the distance, enabling Rosberg to cruise home to second place and the WDC, I have to ask: what precisely do you want from your two hours of ...
by fieldstvl
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 131273

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

Even to neutrals, Hamilton's behaviour yesterday must have spiced up the race. To those neutrals who think Hamilton should just have compliantly sped off into the distance, enabling Rosberg to cruise home to second place and the WDC, I have to ask: what precisely do you want from your two hours of r...
by fieldstvl
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 131273

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

Give Hamilton a car that is reliable and he wouldn't have been in that position. would imagine that's almost exactly what Hamilton said / will say when he gets called in for a 'chat'. Hamilton racing his own race and risking a 1-2 is neither here nor there in the grand scheme of Mercedes PR / brand...
by fieldstvl
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 131273

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

I like Brundle's take: "Hamilton's tactics were unfair on his team-mate, uncomfortable to observe, and disrespectful to his team. And I'd have been surprised and disappointed if he had done anything else. He's a hard-wired winner and that's why he's a three-time champion. Senna and Schumacher have d...
by fieldstvl
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 131273

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

To those people pushing the "he's an employee: he should obey his employers' instructions" perspective, this is not like you being asked to refill the toilet roll shelf and giving your boss the finger, this is the F1 world championship. Hamilton did everything he could to win the championship, so d...
by fieldstvl
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 131273

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

To those people pushing the "he's an employee: he should obey his employers' instructions" perspective, this is not like you being asked to refill the toilet roll shelf and giving your boss the finger, this is the F1 world championship. Hamilton did everything he could to win the championship, so di...
by fieldstvl
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 370
Views: 52903

Re: 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton would probably prefer a less dominant car.
by fieldstvl
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 370
Views: 52903

Re: 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Nice to see Rosberg settling himself into mediocre-ing his way to the WDC.
by fieldstvl
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 82310

Re: 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

A safety car start would be extremely sucky.
by fieldstvl
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 686
Views: 82310

Re: 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

SkyF1's Facebook page currently has Damon Hill and David Croft speaking at the circuit gates. Looks wet.
by fieldstvl
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How would you punish Vettel?
Replies: 116
Views: 15641

Re: How would you punish Vettel?

No punishment at all. I don't see how for us as fans this was anything other than entertaining and funny.
by fieldstvl
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charlie)
Replies: 174
Views: 23543

Re: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charl

I don't think this is anywhere near as serious as many are making out.

As an aside, I think race bans should always be avoided except for in the most extreme cases. If I was a Vettel fan with tickets to Interlagos, and he had received a race ban, I'd be quite profoundly more than annoyed.
by fieldstvl
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charlie)
Replies: 174
Views: 23543

Re: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charl

Clarky wrote:
fieldstvl wrote:I thought it was very funny.
Maybe it is funny but unacceptable.
I'm happy to accept it. Added some spice to the end of the race.
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charlie)
Replies: 174
Views: 23543

Re: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charl

Yes. He deserves some sort of punishment for his behaviour today. In most other sports if you yell at the officials to eff off then you get removed from the field of play. The 'other sports' analogy doesn't really work. What if FIFA broadcasted a changing room conversation between some sportsball p...
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charlie)
Replies: 174
Views: 23543

Re: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charl

Even if there is a case for 'bringing the sport into disrepute,' which I think is questionable, surely it exists in the decision to broadcast the comments to the world.
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charlie)
Replies: 174
Views: 23543

Re: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charl

Yes. He deserves some sort of punishment for his behaviour today. In most other sports if you yell at the officials to eff off then you get removed from the field of play. The 'other sports' analogy doesn't really work. What if FIFA broadcasted a changing room conversation between some sportsball p...
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charlie)
Replies: 174
Views: 23543

Re: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charl

It would be weird if the FIA penalised him for FOM's decision to broadcast it. What if Vettel decided for some reason to call his own mother a sugarplum halfway through a race and FOM broadcasted that... should that be punishable? I think its more bringing the sport into disrepute than the actual l...
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charlie)
Replies: 174
Views: 23543

Re: Did Vettel cross the line today? (Radio Message to Charl

It would be weird if the FIA penalised him for FOM's decision to broadcast it.

What if Vettel decided for some reason to call his own mother a sugarplum halfway through a race and FOM broadcasted that... should that be punishable?
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 375
Views: 44074

Re: 2016 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Did Kimi say that backmarkers were 'blowing' him? I certainly didn't see that.
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 375
Views: 44074

Re: 2016 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Ignoring what Max did, why couldn't Lewis stop in time to make the chicane? Also, what would Jean-Marie Balestre have made of him doing a Senna and not using the whole of the circuit on that lap? I think it's fair to conclude that anything Balestre would've thought should be thoroughly disregarded ...
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 375
Views: 44074

Re: 2016 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Is there anyone who watches F1 who actually likes it when the director cuts from on track action to a shot of an engineer pushing a button or a team principle looking at a telly?
by fieldstvl
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 375
Views: 44074

Re: 2016 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

I doubt Hamilton can be as forceful with Rosberg at T1 as he was last year. At this stage in the championship, the guy leading on points is probably less concerned by a double DNF as the guy behind. As may have been the case in Spain this year, one might argue.
by fieldstvl
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 11179

Re: Hamilton 2017

Watch any of Hamilton's post-Malaysia video interviews, or read any of his post-Malaysia print interviews, and the idea of Hamilton wanting to leave Mercedes becomes totally absurd.

The only ones shouting conspiracy are the media and fans with bees in their bonnets.
by fieldstvl
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton: "why me?"
Replies: 240
Views: 33205

Re: Hamilton: "why me?"

The idea of a conspiracy against Hamilton is so ridiculous, and I suspect that by a very long way the most likely scenario is it's just bad luck. However, a brief glance back over F1's controversies makes the idea of a conspiracy not completely out of the question. I suspect reading internet forums ...
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41938

Re: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread

The media and internet people are being so rubbish with all this. Read Hamilton's comments or watch the video interviews and he appears nothing but thoroughly reasonable about the whole thing. It's a shame so many people are willing to express extremely strong views about something they've not reall...
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41938

Re: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread

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by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41938

Re: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread

Just watched the Lewis interviews. It is clear that any suggestions of conspiracy are being amplified massively by the media. And this would be clear even if the media didn't benefit directly from talk of conspiracy.
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41938

Re: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread

Disagree. 'Something' could be faulty and 'someone' could be incompetent. Don't get what you're saying.
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41938

Re: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread

Why is everyone assuming that 'something doesn't feel right' means he is suggestion conspiracy. He could just as easily be suggesting incompetence.
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41938

Re: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread

Are there any other current drivers who have retired from the lead as many times as Hamilton?
by fieldstvl
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 41938

Re: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread

red_alert wrote:Oh no a multi 21 for Max?
Multi 333