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by LithoBlitho
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How many Grands Prix have you attended?
Replies: 44
Views: 13741

Re: How many Grands Prix have you attended?

Donington '93 was my first. I was 16 and loved every minute! Had been watching F1 for as long as I remember, and only went as it was 45 mins from home so Dad took me as a surprise.
Silverstone '11, '12, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18
European (Valencia) '09
Singapore '10
by LithoBlitho
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you could own one F1 car, which one would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 12174

Re: If you could own one F1 car, which one would it be?

FW14B or BGP001 That Williams, that livery, our Nige... Or JB's championship winning one off. Also MP4-4 what a machine! If you've got enough money to buy one and have a full engineering team to run it, you can aford to buy more than one! :-)
by LithoBlitho
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon
Replies: 66
Views: 17705

Re: Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon

I was lucky enough to be invited to enjoy Sundays race with Force India at their garden party in the factory grounds. A real bucket list day, and an amazing experience. Both drivers appeared after the race, about 7pm to be interviewed on stage. Both were answering questions respectfully. Then there ...
by LithoBlitho
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Winter Testing Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 130716

Re: 2018 Winter Testing Thread

I've been keeping an eye on the Autosport feed, and yes, I know it's cold, but Verstappen has only done 1 lap? No updates on what Red Bull are up to either. Does anyone know if they are having an issue, or is it just simply too cold to do any meaningful running? Or are they just doing installation ...
by LithoBlitho
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Winter Testing Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 130716

Re: 2018 Winter Testing Thread

I've been keeping an eye on the Autosport feed, and yes, I know it's cold, but Verstappen has only done 1 lap? No updates on what Red Bull are up to either. Does anyone know if they are having an issue, or is it just simply too cold to do any meaningful running? Or are they just doing installation l...
by LithoBlitho
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 European GP - Baku, Free practices
Replies: 160
Views: 17861

Re: 2016 European GP - Baku, Free practices

FP2 not available on More4 through All4 player?!
by LithoBlitho
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E, Round 05 - Miami e-Prix (THIS SATURDAY)
Replies: 43
Views: 5621

Re: Formula E, Round 05 - Miami e-Prix (THIS SATURDAY)

Is this still on ITV 4 in the UK?
by LithoBlitho
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who was the First F1 driver you were older than?
Replies: 106
Views: 9173

Re: Who was the First F1 driver you were older than?

I've just had to look up mine. Esteban Tuero, drove for Minardi in 1998, making his debut at 19. I was 21. About to turn 38, and sine Webber left, they are all younger than me!
by LithoBlitho
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What make of car do you drive
Replies: 90
Views: 13061

Re: What make of car do you drive

My car history is Ford Fiesta, Rover 400, Ford Focus....but last month I bought an Alfa Romeo 147 Collezione, and I'm in love! So much fun to drive, and the amount of admiring looks I get is amazing!
by LithoBlitho
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian grand Prix free practice and qualification thread
Replies: 233
Views: 31427

Re: Italian grand Prix free practice and qualification threa

Figures for Monza. Thanks. I've got bbc on at work but volume down, so it may have been mentioned in commentary.
by LithoBlitho
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian grand Prix free practice and qualification thread
Replies: 233
Views: 31427

Re: Italian grand Prix free practice and qualification threa

What updates have McLaren bought to Monza? I haven't seen anything about new parts? They really do look good!
by LithoBlitho
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eric Boullier quits Lotus; set to be named McLaren TP
Replies: 109
Views: 15235

Re: Eric Boullier quits Lotus; set to be named McLaren TP

The McLaren Launch at midday will be even more interesting now! Will it be the Ron Dennis Show? Looks promising for McLaren this season IMO
by LithoBlitho
Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silverstone Young Drivers Test - Spectators Allowed?
Replies: 35
Views: 5556

Re: Silverstone Young Drivers Test - Spectators Allowed?

Interesting take on the YDT/Test at Silverstone from JB - m If they are only running one type of tyre, then I have to say that I agree. The young drivers can do that. It is set up changes and different tyre types that affect how the tyres behave. (As well as ensuring the tyres are on the right side ...
by LithoBlitho
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2014 Renault Engine noise - bit of a disappointment?
Replies: 12
Views: 2825

Re: New 2014 Renault Engine noise - bit of a disappointment?

I assume that is off a test bed engine block like someone said earlier, once that is channelled through exhausts, that will (hopefully) sound meatier. I'm hoping we can hear the turbo sound too, that little rise in pitch as the turbo increases :-)
by LithoBlitho
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where are all the old F1 cars?
Replies: 25
Views: 3434

Re: Where are all the old F1 cars?

This is where a lot of the old cars are. A great place to spend a few hours!

http://www.donington-park.co.uk/about-d ... ollection/
by LithoBlitho
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy in Brawn out?
Replies: 24
Views: 4171

Re: Paddy in Brawn out

Brawn is Hamilton's man at Merc. If he leaves, could Lewis follow? I doubt. Lewis has sold his 3-year loyalty to MB for the big money in exchange for it. Where would he go? Alonso will never take him, no matter how "sweet hearts" he might go playing with Lewis. RBR, if Mark leaves, I doub...
by LithoBlitho
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A. Senna v Lewis at Monaco painting
Replies: 25
Views: 3895

Re: A. Senna v Lewis at Monaco painting

I like it. Good contrast, and it captures the streets of Monaco really well too!
by LithoBlitho
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rush Trailer
Replies: 51
Views: 6971

Rush Trailer

http://video.uk.msn.com/watch/video/rus ... wghv?from=

Looks stunning. My new must see movie of the year, beating Iron Man 3 and Supes!
by LithoBlitho
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren lose Vodafone sponsorship
Replies: 49
Views: 6996

Re: McLaren lose Vodafone sponsorship

With Tag Heuer renewing their ties with McLaren, and Hugo Boss being a sponsor for over 30 years, couldn't one of those (or both) maybe become title sponsor. Hugo Boss McLaren Mercedes or Tag Mclaren Mercedes sounds good! Tag McLaren Honda sounds familiar! ;-)
by LithoBlitho
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ford Fusion GP - Piquet vs. Mansell
Replies: 50
Views: 8332

Re: Ford Fusion GP - Piquet vs. Mansell

And our Nige goes fastest! Good on ya Nigel! These are great. Did Nelson say 'we'll get him tommorrow' at the end?
by LithoBlitho
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MP4-28
Replies: 224
Views: 25291

Re: McLaren MP4-28

Maybe they've frozen the lake at the MTC and are driving it across into the building? Yep, no idea here either! Hoping for Orange testing livery to commemorate 50 year anniversary.
by LithoBlitho
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MP4-28
Replies: 224
Views: 25291

Re: McLaren MP4-28

Apparently a big surprise in store at the launch today, but then again, don't they always say that! Could Newey be making a return to McLaren! ;-) (Joke btw)
by LithoBlitho
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MP4-28 Video - first glimpse of the new car
Replies: 36
Views: 7450

Re: MP4-28 Video - first glimpse of the new car

Why does any topic posted about McLaren always end up with arguments? It's a teaser video, announcing the launch of 2013's car. Nothing else to read into it! Where is the thread lambasting Lotus for the vid with Matt LeBlanc? Or any other teams launch announcements? And with regards how the picture ...
by LithoBlitho
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: James Allison set to leave Lotus
Replies: 114
Views: 12191

Re: James Allison set to leave Lotus

Lewis failed to complete his drawing in time and was sent to the back of the class....The whole of Spain laughed at him.
by LithoBlitho
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes change: Lowe in, Brawn out?
Replies: 214
Views: 25613

Re: Paddy Lowe to Merceds?

I've also heard that Lauda has approached Bernie to become GM of Merc, with Adam Parr as CEO. Mercedes really do seem to be recruiting, as someone else said, like Real Madrid in the 'Galaticos' era.
by LithoBlitho
Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BBC Coverage in 2013?
Replies: 41
Views: 5736

Re: BBC Coverage in 2013?

Suzi Perry to be main presenter also. Much nicer to look at than squinty man!
by LithoBlitho
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long have you been watching F1?
Replies: 140
Views: 14582

Re: How long have you been watching F1?

I was born in 1977 and I can't pin down when I started watching, but my dad always watches it. My first real memories are of the McLarens around '84/'85.

If a race is on tv, I will find a way to watch it. Even if in another country!
by LithoBlitho
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MCLAREN: WOES TO WINS??
Replies: 25
Views: 3863

Re: MCLAREN: WOES TO WINS??

Yes they will be title challengers. Apart from finishing 5th in '04 and the exclusion in '07 they have been a top 3 constructor, and without checking I bet the gap to 4th was quite considerable. They will always be there or there abouts. With regs staying pretty stable for '13 I think they have a ve...
by LithoBlitho
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 679
Views: 582598

Re: Attending a GP

Tempted to buy T15 Premium Zone 4 day pass for the Australian GP. Works out to be about £165.00. My cousin moved out to Melbourne in August, so got somewhere to stay, and I'm a travel agent, so sorting flights won't be a problem. Any advice from people who have attended before would be welcome. Done...
by LithoBlitho
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams boys angry at eachother after Austin
Replies: 20
Views: 4330

Re: Williams boys angry at eachother after Austin

The place the overtake happened was wrong, as someone has already said. I also think that Bruno has done enough to warrant another year in F1. He has definitely been the more consistent of the 2 Williams drivers, bringing in the majority of the points finishes for the team! Pastor does have the win ...
by LithoBlitho
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Touring Car Death at Macau
Replies: 43
Views: 6399

Re: Touring Car Death at Macau

Indeed. A great event too.

The above article is the most comprehensive I could find too. (didn't spend ages looking though)
by LithoBlitho
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Touring Car Death at Macau
Replies: 43
Views: 6399

Touring Car Death at Macau

Sad news, following the death of a superbike rider the day before :(

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/104263
by LithoBlitho
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Highlight/lowlight of the year?
Replies: 59
Views: 5885

Re: Highlight/disappointment of the year?

Highlight - Kimi's win, and Kimi back in F1

Low - McLaren, mainly due to high expectations. And Caterham not living up to potential.
by LithoBlitho
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Big Bang Theory (TV show) thread.
Replies: 26
Views: 5466

Re: The Official Big Bang Theory (TV show) thread.

Bazinga!

Love the show, and apparently they try and get the science bits correct.
by LithoBlitho
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton moves to Mercedes.
Replies: 1448
Views: 201645

Re: Lewis Hamilton moves to Mercedes. To be confirmed.

Just been a statement on 5Live from McLaren confirming their 2013 driver lineup. JB and Perez. 'Perfect blend of youth and experience'
by LithoBlitho
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So..Is it time for Team orders at Mclaren?
Replies: 70
Views: 7613

Re: So..Is it time for Team orders at Mclaren?

I haven't voted, as I believe team orders should be banned, but I think if Lewis is 1st and JB 2nd then there will be a 'hold position' message. I don't think if JB is 1st he will be asked to move over, and I don't think he would if asked anyway!
by LithoBlitho
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Movie Review Thread
Replies: 1570
Views: 641349

Re: The Movie Review Thread

Went to see The Dark Knight Rises last night. (Gold Class at Vue Star City). I went on my own, as none of my mates were free and I wanted to see it before I heard too much about it. I will preface this by saying that TDK is my favourite film of all time, and I have been looking forward to the conclu...
by LithoBlitho
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 5 days of hell at silverstone!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 6283

Re: 5 days of hell at silverstone!!!!

:lol:

I'm relieved this wasn't a Silverstone bashing thread!! After the deluge we have had all over this country for the past 3 months there really wasn't a lot that they could have done. Glad you enjoyed it, and here's to next year!
by LithoBlitho
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silverstone Practice and Qualifying thread.
Replies: 368
Views: 28274

Re: Silverstone Practice and Qualifying thread.

I think Bernie is getting soft in his old age....'can't blame anyone, it is the weather. If it hadn't rained there wouldn't have been a problem with car parking' (I'm paraphrasing) 8O
by LithoBlitho
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silverstone Practice and Qualifying thread.
Replies: 368
Views: 28274

Re: Silverstone Practice and Qualifying thread.

WHy doesn't Pic just pull onto the grass rather than stopping on track! That's twice now!!