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by emb1496
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do Ferrari have an advantage at the starts?
Replies: 45
Views: 16477

Re: Do Ferrari have an advantage at the starts?

Well iirc it's actually been pretty back and forth the past few years with a few standout starts from both. The thing is if you start first and Sprint away into the lead did you really get a good start? That out of the way there were some rumors about that pedal of sebs Ferrari being tied to the clu...
by emb1496
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions for the rest of the season
Replies: 30
Views: 7321

Re: Bold predictions for the rest of the season

Ever since 2008, there has been a pattern where in every even year, the championship is decided in the final race of the season. Therefore I reckon the WDC will still be alive in Abu Dhabi. And in every even year, Vettel makes more mistakes and generally struggles more than he did in the odd year p...
by emb1496
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions for the rest of the season
Replies: 30
Views: 7321

Re: Bold predictions for the rest of the season

Ever since 2008, there has been a pattern where in every even year, the championship is decided in the final race of the season. Therefore I reckon the WDC will still be alive in Abu Dhabi. And in every even year, Vettel makes more mistakes and generally struggles more than he did in the odd year p...
by emb1496
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions for the rest of the season
Replies: 30
Views: 7321

Re: Bold predictions for the rest of the season

Ever since 2008, there has been a pattern where in every even year, the championship is decided in the final race of the season. Therefore I reckon the WDC will still be alive in Abu Dhabi. COUGH COUGH Vettel at RBR? There was not any competition for him for like 2 or 3 years, I know 2010 and 2012 ...
by emb1496
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions for the rest of the season
Replies: 30
Views: 7321

Bold predictions for the rest of the season

Ferrari run away with it Renault win best of the rest with a serious challange from haas We stop talking about the mercedes engine as the best and flip to the ferrari... Please remember I said BOLD predictions In Spain, France, and GB if I remember correctly Pirelli brought a thinner compound and we...
by emb1496
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: We knew someone was going to crash
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Re: We knew someone was going to crash

When it comes to driving the cars, give the drivers some respect and allow them to put their big boy pants on. On many aspects of racing (especially safety) drivers are not to be trusted. But they are supposed to be competent drivers and know how to drive their cars. So let's relax the track limits...
by emb1496
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: We knew someone was going to crash
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Re: We knew someone was going to crash

But the fact that it's possible to look at a high speed flat out corner and think yeah let's put a drs zone here. That is just risking it leaving it to the drivers. And then I remember when Fred was at Ferrari he had his drs stuck open from some malfunction in the wrong part of the track just becaus...
by emb1496
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: We knew someone was going to crash
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

We knew someone was going to crash

Okay maybe we didn't know it was RoGro but we had to know that letting drivers keep the drs open through a corner wasn't going to end well. Have you ever played the F1 game? I can barely hold my line in Russia on the not so straight with the drs open. We had to know that inviting a driver to turn wi...
by emb1496
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Raikkonen: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?
Replies: 123
Views: 22274

Re: Raikkonen: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

They ought to grab one of the Red Bull boys not sure which, maybe Leclerc could be an option as well. Though I doubt Seb would welcome such a challange.
by emb1496
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone in US have trouble watching the race
Replies: 25
Views: 7276

Anyone in US have trouble watching the race

I had to go far and wide to the subreddits of the internet, before I finally found a way to watch the race, I was so excited when ESPN messed up Australia and decided to run Ad free all year, but they tell me its on ABC this week and when I open it I get some parade instead. Really hoping this doesn...
by emb1496
Sat May 26, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Circuit de Catalunya
Replies: 29
Views: 8224

Re: Circuit de Catalunya

If you change all the tracks to aid overtaking you just end up with 20 very similar layouts. None of which has any flow. Why do you presume so? There can't only be a couple of ways a track can be laid out to promote overtaking. There must be innumerable, the only obstacle thus far is discovering th...
by emb1496
Sat May 05, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 headed to Miami?
Replies: 49
Views: 16182

Re: F1 headed to Miami?

Just saw the supposed track which was proposed. It looks awfully dangerous. The track runs over the port with 2 long straights over water, while this may be fine for a few years the first thing I feared was what if a driver gets launched into the sky and over the barriers towards the water. This cou...
by emb1496
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the best overall car not the best car to have?
Replies: 0
Views: 19644

Is the best overall car not the best car to have?

Something I was thinking about during qualy... First off obviously crazy and fun race. Now, lets assume all equal engines... lets say perhaps one team makes a car geared to high downforce low top speed vs a team that makes a complete balanced approach vs a team that makes low downforce high top spee...
by emb1496
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: COTA
Replies: 98
Views: 38203

Re: COTA

MotoGP drivers complaining all weekend about poor track upkeep and bumps, meanwhile COTA has been recently resurfaced already. They have some serious issues over there
by emb1496
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why not give Kimi the benefit of the doubt
Replies: 45
Views: 22377

Why not give Kimi the benefit of the doubt

I just read the article describing the "outrage" of Kimi not checking on the mechanic after stopping his car in the pitlane. I don't quite understand this. Putting myself in Kimi's shoes I am thinking about a podium, come in for a stop and boom there goes my race. Am I supposed to check on the man s...
by emb1496
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Wheelbase affect Raikkonen's pace?
Replies: 34
Views: 11508

Re: Ferrari Wheelbase affect Radioactive Man's pace?

Was this the original post? I thought I used real English and I don't think I was drunk when I posted
by emb1496
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas VF-18 = 2017 Ferrari car?
Replies: 39
Views: 15951

Re: Haas VF-18 = 2017 Ferrari car?

That Brawn car looked an awful lot like last year's Honda! Those cheaters!
by emb1496
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Wheelbase affect Raikkonen's pace?
Replies: 34
Views: 11508

Ferrari Wheelbase affect Raikkonen's pace?

First off hats off to Hamilton on that lap he put together he was way on the edge. The surprise was that Kimi is on pace with Seb for me. I don't know if the set up gremlins from yesterday are still plaguing Seb? The other thing I thought of was back when Kimi was at Lotus w Grosjean they were field...
by emb1496
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if it wasn't Honda's fault?
Replies: 197
Views: 58506

What if it wasn't Honda's fault?

Been trying to avoid this... For the last few days been hoping someone else writes it and saves me the trouble. We've heard that during McLaren Honda relationship that the Honda's engine was capable on simulator and Dyno but when strapped to the back of the McLaren it was capable of only going up in...
by emb1496
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is up Toro Rosso?
Replies: 32
Views: 21165

Re: What is up Toro Rosso?

Shouldn't really be a surprise here... They know (and I agree) that Kvyat wasn't going to be a star. Sainz could be but they also received an attractive offer from Renault and if Red Bull isn't an option for him, then it was smarter to accept Renault's offer. Considering they have Honda engines nex...
by emb1496
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is up Toro Rosso?
Replies: 32
Views: 21165

Re: What is up Toro Rosso?

So they finished 2nd and 3rd to last Gasly looked the better driver but spun and finished behind Hartley. One of the commentators mentioned both drivers are confirmed for 2018. The Toro Rosso's got sandwiched by the two Saubers, they had nothing to offer Renault or Haas or Mclaren or Williams in ter...
by emb1496
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is up Toro Rosso?
Replies: 32
Views: 21165

Re: What is up Toro Rosso?

Imagine the Honda engine somehow comes together past the Renault ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
by emb1496
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is up Toro Rosso?
Replies: 32
Views: 21165

Re: What is up Toro Rosso?

kleefton wrote:You'd have to think they'll be dead last in the pecking order for the 2018 season; inexperienced drivers with questionable talent + honda engines = a season of disaster.
Oh yeah! This was on my list to mention and I forgot! In what world do these moves make sense?
by emb1496
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is up Toro Rosso?
Replies: 32
Views: 21165

Re: What is up Toro Rosso?

Hard to say, but to play the Devil's Advocate I would have to point out that both Sainz and Kvyat scored points in their last finish for the team... Maybe it's not the car that's gone backwards recently? You're correct I don't think the cars gone backwards or at least not as far back as the back of...
by emb1496
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is up Toro Rosso?
Replies: 32
Views: 21165

What is up Toro Rosso?

So they start the year well with Kvyat and Sainz. 2 relatively highly regarded drivers. Sainz -> Renault, Kvyat torpedoes his own career, They bring Gasly in and Hartley two weeks later, Now Hartley starting last and Gasly 17? I think. Regardless they seem to be going backwards and instead of doing ...
by emb1496
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What defines a "dog" of a car?
Replies: 68
Views: 9715

Re: What defines a "dog" of a car?

I think a dog of a car is one with a bad chassis, and I mean in terms of balance. For me the Ferrari was a dog because it didnt move anywhere near where I would expect it when it rained. So if in the dry a car qualifies 6th and in the wet you find it down in 13th theres a serious problem there. Also...
by emb1496
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just a thought
Replies: 5
Views: 2526

Re: Just a thought

I know and I get it but my love of racing makes me dream of it.
by emb1496
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just a thought
Replies: 5
Views: 2526

Just a thought

So I was looking through some F1 related writing and I read one persons vision of the calander and they included a race at Monza Junior and wanted a 100 laps.... Got me thinking with my crazy mind which goes in every direction at the same time what about a 1 lap race. But not just the distance of an...
by emb1496
Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was it a mistake for Ferrari to sign Kimi ?
Replies: 205
Views: 26156

Re: Was it a mistake for Ferrari to sign Kimi ?

It was a mistake but when they were looking around RoGro was starting his end of the season charge nobody knew that he would outclass Kimi towards the end of the season but I think he was the gem that Ferrari missed on.
by emb1496
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reliability points for backmarkers
Replies: 13
Views: 2590

Reliability points for backmarkers

With posts on the forum bashing backmarkers I'm thinking they could get points from reliability problems from other teams in the early going... Even a point would go a long way for them and with ten drivers scoring it's not entirely impossible
by emb1496
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Here's a point?
Replies: 12
Views: 3731

Re: Here's a point?

Getting back to the original question, I believe that a comparison is also being made with the GP2 cars. yes, they are approaching the lap times of Formula One cars, but there are very good reasons why this is happening. The first is the evolution of speed. Each year any racing car can get faster. ...
by emb1496
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Help me with a ticket situation please!
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Help me with a ticket situation please!

I just got tickets for the Canadian GP on the main straight, now I want to bring my girlfriend... She said she wanted to save up to afford the same ticket as i have... That may take awhile(college students) how long does it usually take for a GP to normally run out of tickets, anyone with experience...
by emb1496
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Make your own 20 F1 Grand Prix calendar
Replies: 30
Views: 5590

Re: Make your own 20 F1 Grand Prix calendar

No Watkins Glen? Or is that no longer with the regs?
by emb1496
Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Lewis Hamilton a Jacques Villeneuve?
Replies: 186
Views: 29436

Re: Is Lewis Hamilton a Jacques Villeneuve?

Villeneuve did not win the title in his debut season, he came in second behind Hill and won in his second year. Which actually helps your point :) Anyway, I'm not sure on this one. Up until now their careers have some resemblances but I don't mean that in a bad way. I think Hamilton is a better dri...
by emb1496
Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Lewis Hamilton a Jacques Villeneuve?
Replies: 186
Views: 29436

Is Lewis Hamilton a Jacques Villeneuve?

Very far-fetched, I know, but I cannot help but notice the similarities as I look back upon the seasons of 10 years ago. Villeneuve came into F1 in 1997 with a storm, winning the world title in his debut year. In 1998 he was still very competitive but over the years he seemed to lose his edge and ev...
by emb1496
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Looking for your thoughts on Vettel & Webber
Replies: 6
Views: 2713

Looking for your thoughts on Vettel & Webber

So everyone knew that should Vettel win he would get the record... We also knew that he was champ and that they had said Webber would not be gifted a victory. Having said that I need to tell you that I am not in the situation but I personally do not really care about records. I feel that in the situ...
by emb1496
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mexico and New Jersey to be dropped from 2014 calendar?
Replies: 20
Views: 3525

Re: Mexico and New Jersey to be dropped from 2014 calendar?

Wasn't NJ supposed to be on this year's calendar? I could build a track in the time it's taking them! They are not "building" a track, I live by there and I saw the pits and garages type buildings across from the port imperial ferry. The major roads on the track have been repaved to make them race ...
by emb1496
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mexico and New Jersey to be dropped from 2014 calendar?
Replies: 20
Views: 3525

Re: Mexico and New Jersey to be dropped from 2014 calendar?

Wasn't NJ supposed to be on this year's calendar? I could build a track in the time it's taking them! They are not "building" a track, I live by there and I saw the pits and garages type buildings across from the port imperial ferry. The major roads on the track have been repaved to make them race ...
by emb1496
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to get rid of these ridiculous kerbs
Replies: 40
Views: 7827

Re: Time to get rid of these ridiculous kerbs

So... why are the kerbs so high anyway? Someone must have proposed that they be made higher, what was their business case? Because all I've seen is cars being launched by them, Dillmann in the GP2 race was lucky to not be injured more than he was. It was to stop drivers from cutting corners and chi...
by emb1496
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to get rid of these ridiculous kerbs
Replies: 40
Views: 7827

Re: Time to get rid of these ridiculous kerbs

To be honest, if they stay on the track they have no real need to be troubling those curbs. It all stems from drivers not respecting the limits of the track really. When a driver is laid up in hospital with spinal injuries and contemplating his career, perhaps a specialist will think to look up fro...