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by Volantary
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Di Resta being groomed to replace Brundle?
Replies: 21
Views: 4461

Re: Is Di Resta being groomed to replace Brundle?

I didn't think I'd enjoy Di Resta's commentary at all, I've always found him pretty boring. But I kind of enjoyed it. As someone above mentioned, his commentary is pretty to-the-point which makes it feel like he gets a lot of good points in. And this is coming from one of Brundle's biggest fans, I a...
by Volantary
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the 2016 Bahrain GP
Replies: 32
Views: 3345

Re: Rate the 2016 Bahrain GP

Race was good fun and entertaining and some youngsters got a chance to shine. Solid 8 despite the certainty at the front
by Volantary
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E Round 05: MEXICO!
Replies: 97
Views: 8421

Re: Formula E Round 05: MEXICO!

Nice thread, thanks :)

Good to see Aguri have a sponsor!
by Volantary
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Top Gear thread [MERGED]
Replies: 312
Views: 118605

Re: Top Gear Team - The Eejit Has Landed

Rory Reid is a strong presenter, I used to watch his CNET videos back in the day. His style is very straight with a bit of dry humour, I think he'll do well. I haven't heard of Harris but I see no reason for the show to fail based on it's lineup. I think many people are of the opinion that "it ...
by Volantary
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bbc dropping red button and making sports cuts.
Replies: 15
Views: 3226

Re: Bbc dropping red button and making sports cuts.

Sorry for the probably obvious question, but what's the iplayer loophole?
by Volantary
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Race thread
Replies: 317
Views: 26494

Re: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Race thread

The promoters did an awesome job with the podium ceremony, and the crowd were amazing. You can really see why people moan about the desert races with no atmosphere!
by Volantary
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Formula 1 Logo
Replies: 30
Views: 3712

Re: The Formula 1 Logo

I think I only realised back on the old forum(!) in 2008/2009. It really isn't obvious unless someone points it out, and even now I know I still see the red as the 1.
by Volantary
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jaime Alguersauri has officially calling it quits
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

Re: Jaime Alguersauri has officially calling it quits

Hope he stays in the public eye, I like the guy!
by Volantary
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula 1 Butterfly Effect
Replies: 88
Views: 8530

Re: Formula 1 Butterfly Effect

What if Brawn didn't exist in 2009 because noone bought the team? Button and Barichello probably wouldn't have ended up on the grid. Toyota picks up a race win at Bahrain and many more points throughout the season, leading to them staying in 2010. Vettel and Webber fight all season long for the cham...
by Volantary
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Red Bull leave, where do the drivers go.
Replies: 106
Views: 9725

Re: Should Red Bull leave, where do the drivers go.

If 3 car teams I'd like to see ricciardo at Ferrari to prove his class against vettel, verstappen at Williams for a development year, sainz at force India and kvyat... Somewhere else. I don't rate the guy. Not sure who would end up in the 3rd merc, I wouldn't want to put verstappen there due to inex...
by Volantary
Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could the time be right for a contending series?
Replies: 69
Views: 5221

Re: Could the time be right for a contending series?

this has been tried and failed. Great concept great idea but it won't work for 1 reason. F1 the rights to the name F1 belong to the FIA and I think the FIA gave all rights (marketing etc) to Bernie (CVC) with a long term contract something like 99 or 999 years some crazy term. Further this new seri...
by Volantary
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grosjean to Haas?
Replies: 63
Views: 8110

Re: Grosjean to Haas?

Good for him, I just hope he doesn't make a Haas of himself.
by Volantary
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Such different shaped cars...
Replies: 16
Views: 3068

Re: Such different shaped cars...

Maybe I'm crazy but I don't see the car on the left as inferior. It's taller and more imposing. I wouldn't go so far to say as I prefer it, but I can live with either. I think both look better than the high nose cars we had in the mid 90s and 2010-2013.
by Volantary
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why I am seriously considering turning off F1
Replies: 391
Views: 40623

Re: Why I am seriously considering turning off F1

At least we have Verstappen to keep things exciting. And Sainz for that matter, they're both good fun to watch.

I agree though this season has been pretty terrible.
by Volantary
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Peter Windsor - The Racers Edge
Replies: 8
Views: 1848

Re: Peter Windsor - The Racers Edge

Aren't we still waiting for him to announce USF1 isn't going to happen? Oddly that is always the first thing I think of too when his name pops up. I liked him as the pit walk guy for Speed Channel. I'm just now starting to warm to Buxton. I really like Buxton, shame he got stolen away from GP2. The...
by Volantary
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes to set Manor for 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2305

Re: Mercedes to set Manor for 2016

Going from a year old Ferrari engine to a new Merc engine is going to be mega for them. They seem to make reasonable cars with their budget anyway and they're not a million miles off the tail end of the field anyway. On power circuits they should be mixing it with the older teams.
by Volantary
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Yay! Renault Are Back
Replies: 206
Views: 54483

Re: Yay! Renault Are Back

Love that yellow and black livery, they did such a good job with that. Especially with Kubica's matching helmet. Would love them to return to that!
by Volantary
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gotta See Matchups
Replies: 90
Views: 8136

Re: Gotta See Matchups

Kobayashi vs Raikkonen. I reckon Kobayashi would give him a good run for his money.
Also Kobayashi vs Sato. Because the universe might implode.
by Volantary
Sat May 30, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Give Nasr some credit.
Replies: 44
Views: 7046

Re: Give Nasr some credit.

The problem is all we know is that he's better than Ericsson, And I'm pretty sure my cat is better than Ericsson.
by Volantary
Mon May 18, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy 500 - Scott Dixon lands 2nd I500 pole
Replies: 1
Views: 893

Re: Indy 500 - Scott Dixon lands 2nd I500 pole

Seriously, please stop putting results in thread titles. It isn't fair on people who aren't in the US and can't watch it until the next day. It isn't difficult.
by Volantary
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy Car: Newgarden breakthrough at last in Barber thriller
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Re: Indy Car: Newgarden breakthrough at last in Barber thril

Just calling this thread "Indycar Barber" or something would be fine tbh. Then people avoiding the result would just not click through.
by Volantary
Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy Car: Newgarden breakthrough at last in Barber thriller
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Re: Indy Car: Newgarden breakthrough at last in Barber thril

Can you please stop spoiling the results in thread titles? That's the second indycar race this season ruined, I actually quite like this series but have no way of watching it live.
by Volantary
Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ideas for a more enjoyable and watchable F1
Replies: 110
Views: 13275

Re: Ideas for a more enjoyable and watchable F1

Allow teams to test where they want over the winter, and for as long as they want. Ferrari can use their own test track whilst Silverstone would be the best location for the British-based teams, although there are alternatives. This would save on costs dramatically as opposed to flying equipment ou...
by Volantary
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Blue flags
Replies: 53
Views: 6973

Re: Blue flags

If the track was a straight line a car that was far enough behind to be lapped on a normal track wouldn't be close enough to figure. On that basis I completely support the blue flag rule. A driver shouldn't be penalised (more than having to overtake lapped cars penalises you anyway) because he happe...
by Volantary
Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sutil - The new Williams Reserve Driver for 2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3510

Re: Sutil - The new Williams Reserve Driver for 2015

When you look at Force India, and where they reached a season or two ago, you have to look at Sutil and realise that apart from his year-long suspension he took them from the equivalent of Marussia into being a solid midfield team that has on occasion done well. I've always thought that he didn't g...
by Volantary
Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 9804

Re: 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread

Well impressed with Manor, Stevens and Merhi. What a job to only be 3 seconds off FI in FP2 given the 6 months they've just endured. Can't wait until their new car and engine arrive!
by Volantary
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: These Cars Will Surpass 2004 Levels of Speed by Next Season
Replies: 48
Views: 7898

Re: These Cars Will Surpass 2004 Levels of Speed by Next Sea

Not to be a killjoy but wouldn't higher speeds be worse for overtaking? More dirty air etc.

Also, lol to the "these cars will be slower than GP2 cars!" brigade from last winter.
by Volantary
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you want to see Suzie in the Williams?
Replies: 206
Views: 19535

Re: Do you want to see Suzie in the Williams?

Does anyone know if she's even fast? I noted on another forum that when Michael broke his leg, Salo filled his seat, not Badoer. When we finally got to see Badoer in race action, it was obvious why they went with Salo. Maybe Wolff simply isn't good racing. I mean, he she been an outstanding driver ...
by Volantary
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel: "Ragazzi, Forza Ferrari"
Replies: 211
Views: 55090

Re: Vettel: "Ragazzi, Forza Ferrari"

The entire Ferrari team seem intimately more likeable than they did in 2015. Vettel and Arrivabene have brought a lot of humanity back into the team. It feels like the Schumi days again, even if just an echo of them but who know what it may grow into. Agreed, I was strangely happy to see Arrivabene...
by Volantary
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Arnold Schwarzenegger Larger Than Life?
Replies: 31
Views: 6091

Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger Larger Than Life?

I thought it was great for F1. Arnie said to Brundle on the grid that he was a general fan of F1 and he was definitely respectful to the drivers and funny to boot. On a weekend where there were many negative headlines, Hamilton saying "I'll be back" with Arnie was a highlight. It was funny...
by Volantary
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you want to see Suzie in the Williams?
Replies: 206
Views: 19535

Re: Do you want to see Suzie in the Williams?

I voted for the sexist sounding option because it best for what I thought. I just want to see how she'd do, especially on the back of her FP1 performance at Silverstone last year where she wasn't far off Massa. That carries the usual caveat of "we don't know what fuel loads she was running"...
by Volantary
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Alonso and Bottas make it to the next race?
Replies: 53
Views: 7895

Re: Will Alonso and Bottas make it to the next race?

Who is Williams' reserve driver, btw? Susie Wolff or Alex Lynn, depending on who they choose. Wolff isn't a reserve driver, she is a publicity gimmick who's husband happens to be a major share holder in Williams' engine supplier. If it's not Bottas or Lynn it will be one of the out of work experien...
by Volantary
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E, Round 05 - Miami e-Prix (THIS SATURDAY)
Replies: 43
Views: 5546

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

Kinda hoping for a nice boring race for Vergne because he deserves a win, with Bird and Heidfeld on the podium :)
by Volantary
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas could miss the race tomorrow!
Replies: 59
Views: 8195

Re: Bottas could miss the race tomorrow!

Poor guy, all the best to him.

If he can't make the next race I would love to see Wolff in the car, aside from the testing crash with Nasr she's looked pretty competent when she's driven. Lynn will get his time in F1 no doubt.
by Volantary
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E, Round 05 - Miami e-Prix (THIS SATURDAY)
Replies: 43
Views: 5546

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

I've never caught a race live, what do ITV 4 actually show? Is it quali and the race?
by Volantary
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Manor summoned to see stewards about Quali no show.
Replies: 31
Views: 4683

Re: Manor summoned to see stewards about Quali no show.

Plenty of tweets saying they will not be allowed to race. But no news source to confirm yet. Hmm I thought we knew that anyway? I'm perfectly happy with them getting a DNQ for this weekend, because they didn't qualify. Let them get off to the next race and try again there. I hope nothing comes of t...
by Volantary
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: This is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport?!
Replies: 159
Views: 17888

Re: This is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport?!

I am also sad that Honda have failed to deliver and Manor didn't manage to sort their issues out in time. But I will be overjoyed when Mclaren are finally competitive and Manor start putting it together regularly. Hell, their 2015 car that they're going to introduce later in the yeah might even be c...
by Volantary
Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Van der Garde vs Sauber
Replies: 419
Views: 50651

Re: Van der Garde vs Sauber

A little bit off topic, but as this is a civil matter and Monisha Kaltenborn has not actually broken any criminal laws can they actually arrest her? I don't know the legal definition, but taking money for something and signing a contract making VDG believe he was getting a race seat, then not givin...
by Volantary
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Australian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread!!!
Replies: 134
Views: 17823

Re: Official Australian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread!!!

Gonna go out on a limb and predict an STR top 5. The car looks quick and kept hammering the laps in, they've had a quiet winter testing but look good now! As long as the rookies can keep it together.
by Volantary
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What race will Alonso stop at Ferrari's pit box?
Replies: 16
Views: 2134

Re: What race will Alonso stop at Ferrari's pit box?

Hope he does it on purpose in Italy! Just for a laugh.