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by funkymonkey
Mon May 25, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A new era on its way
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Re: A new era on its way

The budget cap is not going to change the pecking order suddenly. Also a lot of the top teams have the best people working for them. They will find a way to retain the best minds in the sport regardless of the budget cap. Not to mention teams like Mercedes have huge R&D facility for their commercial...
by funkymonkey
Tue May 12, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 17120

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

. Vettel has always been his own worst enemy. I would suggest that he try to shadow Alonso, in the various formulas - that might garner some real public interest. . I don't think Vettel has any pull or desire to be somewhere else outside F1. Alonso always had that drive and will. Vettle has never s...
by funkymonkey
Tue May 12, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 17120

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

This is gonna suck for both Ferrari and Vettel. As much as I like Charles I don't think he is yet ready to be a team leader. He also makes costly mistakes every now and then. Sure Seb made them in last 3 years as well but he at least knows how to win tense championships. I think Ferrari will miss th...
by funkymonkey
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future
Replies: 41
Views: 10377

Re: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future

Ferrari would be a huge loss for the sport, because Ferrari is the only team that has an actual fanbase. Look at Monza, the atmosphere when Leclerc won was insane. Those are not fans of one specific driver, they are Ferrari fans. Which other team can create that kind of emotion? Mercedes, Red Bull,...
by funkymonkey
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2
Replies: 62
Views: 15366

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2

Multiple drivers spinning on 1st day of 2nd test. There were quite a few offs today as well. Apparently it was too cold for tyres. Also little surprised by lack of enthusiasm amongst F1 fans about this whole testing. This year I am seeing considerably less interaction even on social media. Last year...
by funkymonkey
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari SF1000 revealed!
Replies: 10
Views: 7173

Re: Ferrari SF1000 revealed!

I want to see a comparison with last year's car, it looks similar to my eye, but that's probably just me! It looks that way at first. But more you see side by side pics, more you realise its very different car. Sidepods are different, rear of the car is different. Only the nose and front wing looks...
by funkymonkey
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to retain Veto
Replies: 31
Views: 3520

Re: Ferrari to retain Veto

Someone from the team needs to have a veto power for financial and technical regulations. They should not however have veto in sporting regulations. A sport runners left unchecked with all the financial power and decision making power would mean FOM has all the say, that aint good for teams. Especia...
by funkymonkey
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?
Replies: 373
Views: 36917

Re: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?

It is funny that Max's name is being taken for an all-time list of any kind at this point in his career. He is a boy wonder, so were many others including Vettel himself at the beginning of their career. I wouldn't put any modern driver on any list before they complete 8-10 seasons in F1 or win at ...
by funkymonkey
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?
Replies: 373
Views: 36917

Re: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?

It is funny that Max's name is being taken for an all-time list of any kind at this point in his career. He is a boy wonder, so were many others including Vettel himself at the beginning of their career. I wouldn't put any modern driver on any list before they complete 8-10 seasons in F1 or win at l...
by funkymonkey
Fri May 31, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Improving Monaco? Just get rid of the seafront chicane!
Replies: 68
Views: 12056

Re: Improving Monaco? Just get rid of the seafront chicane!

Improving Monaco is pipe dream. The best thing they can do it remove it as a championship race. Let them have their annual stand alone GP if FIA and FOM wants to go there. Remove it from championship. Nothing else can make it better.
by funkymonkey
Sun May 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23366

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

I dont want to vote for anyone. It was that kinda race. Could just say this race was a big lesson for Leclerc as to exactly what not to do in that situation. Its only his self destruction that even brought out the safety car or we would have seen a very processional race. It was largely processional...
by funkymonkey
Sat May 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84538

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Its a giant mess right now. And its clear the things FIA thinks will result in better overtaking, less complex aero are not working. They thought it will make things easier if they simplified front wings. Look whats happening this year. We now have more complex barge boards, veins and slots and wing...
by funkymonkey
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 15037

Re: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020

Its hypocritical of F1 community to complain about the developing countries when F1 itself does not pay any taxes in most of the countries it holds races and it is a factor as to why we are losing so many old races. We all know that and we still support the F1. These countries have large population...
by funkymonkey
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 15037

Re: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020

Its hypocritical of F1 community to complain about the developing countries when F1 itself does not pay any taxes in most of the countries it holds races and it is a factor as to why we are losing so many old races. We all know that and we still support the F1. These countries have large populations...
by funkymonkey
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 15037

Re: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020

None of the virtual videos seem to get how wide many parts of the track really are. Assuming street circuit, they have made everything narrow. In reality the straights and many turns that approach the straights and follow it was very wide public streets. Frankly I cant find much wrong with the circu...
by funkymonkey
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Ricciardo end up F1's right place wrong time guy?
Replies: 118
Views: 21132

Re: Will Ricciardo end up F1's right place wrong time guy?

How dare OP use that line for anyone else........ That has been copyrighted by Alonso long time back :-P On the serious note. Dan knew this was going to happen. He was very clear before start of this season during interviews that he does not think they are in place to challenge RedBull on raw pace t...
by funkymonkey
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 10019

Re: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019

What a terrible start to 2019 season. For all the controversies, he was undeniably respected, fair, calm and controlling presence as race director, a role which suited him well.
He will be missed. As excited as I am for this season, it will be odd not seeing him flagging off the races.
R.I.P.
by funkymonkey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race fans 20 questions
Replies: 82
Views: 14506

Re: Race fans 20 questions

1. Helmut Marko says Red Bull-Honda will win five races. How many do you think they will win? Dont really care. Even Zero wouldnt bother me. 2. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s highest race finish be? Maybe odd 3rd place in crazy weather affected race. 3. Who will score the most points: Lando Norris, Al...
by funkymonkey
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 34970

Re: Point for fastest lap

So a point for fastest lap is to be awarded this season, fastest laps that don't mean anything, it worries me that this is considered a worthwhile thing to do, what next? I literally facepalmed myself when I read the news. I mean really? Do you really want a championship decided on the fastest lap?...
by funkymonkey
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:20 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 dont think a lot of people even understand the revenue distribution. Keep in mind that only half of the Ferrari Bonus comes from Prize money. Rest does not. Neither does the bonuses of other teams, thats why they are called BONUS. It comes from FOM from their revenue and it is for business reason...
by funkymonkey
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:39 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 dont think a lot of people even understand the revenue distribution. Keep in mind that only half of the Ferrari Bonus comes from Prize money. Rest does not. Neither does the bonuses of other teams, thats why they are called BONUS. It comes from FOM from their revenue and it is for business reason...
by funkymonkey
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:03 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 think that graph shows 45 million going from the teams side to Ferrari? I think most people would just like FOM to add the bribe money to the prize fund pot and just distribute based on performance. Ferrari's special 90 million payment which is close to double what you actually get for winning th...
by funkymonkey
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:18 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 dont think a lot of people even understand the revenue distribution. Keep in mind that only half of the Ferrari Bonus comes from Prize money. Rest does not. Neither does the bonuses of other teams, thats why they are called BONUS. It comes from FOM from their revenue and it is for business reasons...
by funkymonkey
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marlboro contract extended - subliminal advertising?
Replies: 78
Views: 32155

Re: Marlboro contract extended - subliminal advertising?

I am surprised people are still wondering about need of Ferrari to have these logos. They dont. Thats not the point at all. They could have multiple high profile sponsors if it comes to that. Its the other way around. I thought as soon as Louis Camilleri who was chairman of Philip Morris was made CE...
by funkymonkey
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible race wins for Leclerc / Norris?
Replies: 55
Views: 12491

Re: Possible race wins for Leclerc / Norris?

In dominant Ferrari, I could see Leclerc grabbing 3-4 wins in a season. Its too much to expect more at this point from him. No chance of McLaren scoring a win in normal race. So no to Norris.
by funkymonkey
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sauber-front wing
Replies: 6
Views: 3216

Re: Sauber-front wing

I'm not particularly interested in front wing design - other than to make the racing better. The FIA seems to have made a half-heated attempt to get a 'better racing' result. The 2019 wings are very similar to the 2018 wings, so likely to function similarly. It was never about the downforce with th...
by funkymonkey
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari SF 90
Replies: 32
Views: 11210

Re: Ferrari SF 90

Bit too much branding stickers for my liking & the fluorescent lighting probably made it look more Orange during launch event. But I do like matte finish.
Clear evolution of last year with lot of similarities.
by funkymonkey
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Launch Dates / News (Updated - Alfa Romeo Spy Pics)
Replies: 68
Views: 24828

Re: 2019 Launch Dates / News (Updated - Alfa Romeo Spy Pics)

by funkymonkey
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Launch Dates / News (Updated - Alfa Romeo Spy Pics)
Replies: 68
Views: 24828

Re: 2019 Launch Dates / News (Updated - Alfa Romeo Spy Pics)

Watching Ferrari launch, its ugly duckling with all the branding, but I do like matte paint job. Just hope its fast. It does look like they showed the car with fake diffuser and very simple wings. But visibly very similar to last years car. Though it did had noticeable rake.
by funkymonkey
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL34
Replies: 30
Views: 11615

Re: McLaren MCL34

This has to be the least complex car of the lot revealed so far. Not many body and aero developments seen on launch car. They are either keeping things close to the chest or they are well behind in the development. Could be mix of both.
by funkymonkey
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99189

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

I personally never liked Vettel. But you dont win 4 championships back to back even in dominant car without being world class driver, specially the way he has won 2 close ones by performing in last race when it mattered the most with all the pressure in the world on him to win. The Ferrari misfortun...
by funkymonkey
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Teammate War Predictions 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 15803

Re: Teammate War Predictions 2019

Only 2 things are written in stone at this point. Bottas and Stroll are gonna get hammered.....
I have voted for the rest and only one thing with odds with others. I think we will see true potential of Hulkenberg next season against Dan.
by funkymonkey
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which drivers *would* have won the WDC in a Ferrari in '18
Replies: 59
Views: 15113

Re: Which drivers *would* have won the WDC in a Ferrari in '

With the current pit wall and team management, it would have been 2012 story in favour of Hamilton even if it was Alonso at the helm. Ferrari's stubbornness to not have clear cut team orders in place even when it was clear that kimi cant do anything in championship and questionable pitwall tactics p...
by funkymonkey
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why is it no-one complains about the F1 TIRES?
Replies: 39
Views: 10300

Re: Why is it no-one complains about the F1 TIRES?

It is all on F1 and FOM this one. Pirelli is not a newbie, they make tyres that last entire race in other motorsport classes. They took the flack for lot of wrong things F1 and FOM wanted to be introduced in the sport. Last 2 years, tyres havent been a problem to be honest unless someone tried to ma...
by funkymonkey
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?
Replies: 273
Views: 47940

Re: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?

Vettel is not as bad or inferior as this poll makes him look. In fact both drivers are same in one area, when they have car that suits them perfectly, they are invisible. Even if you disregard the Vettel's mistake, he still got screwed by luck, timing and also mistakes from the pit wall in first hal...
by funkymonkey
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber
Replies: 259
Views: 38854

Re: Leclerc confirmed at Ferrari; Kimi returning to Sauber

So Leclerc is youngest Ferrari driver in my memory since I started watching F1. Finally Ferrari giving timely seat to a promising young driver. As much as it would be sad to see Kimi leave specially after seeing him get his speed back to some extent in last few races, it is time. It was long time co...
by funkymonkey
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 18" wheels for 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 11099

Re: 18" wheels for 2021

I still dont want tyre war. It has to be one supplier for entire grid. The tyre wars were not great for F1. Pirelli have done good job of designing what was asked from them. I hope its single winner tender. Nothing against Michelin but having 2 suppliers and tyre war will be bad for smaller teams wi...
by funkymonkey
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 333
Views: 38735

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Yeah, Kimi definitely got better tow than Vettel. Both Ferraris were taking little different line through parabolica than mercedes. And it was very clear than 2 Ferraris following close will give better tow to the person who was behind. Does not matter really, it was great end result for Ferrari and...