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by minchy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72536

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

My brother has lived in China for 11 years now and 5 years in another stint previously, so he is used to how China works and accepts it as the norm now.
by minchy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72536

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Damn I'm posting a lot this afternoon! I've just this second seen a post online from the brother saying that his wife's brother-in-law passed away last night (didn't specify if it was coronavirus related or not) in Guangzhou and his son was allowed to leave Hong Kong to go to his funeral but has now...
by minchy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72536

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Another factor in China and the slower spread of the virus is simply the extreme poverty that most of the population are loving in. Outside the cities there is very little movement of people and not much movement between cities. You have to be fairly well off or work for the government to even consi...
by minchy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72536

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Alien, I wasn't responding to your post directly as an example. I'm well aware of how massive China is and that Wuhan may as well be a different country to Jiangsu province. I was simply giving a rough idea of timescale for things to begin returning to normal. Having said that, I have been told that...
by minchy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72536

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

My brother lives in Nanjing and for timing reference for the lockdown, my niece started a school again today after being closed since Chinese New year began (25th January). Although they didn't confirm school closures until a week later during the new year holidays.
by minchy
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silverstone in reverse.
Replies: 20
Views: 7950

Re: Silverstone in reverse.

I'm now imagining Becketts and Maggots in reverse - fast flowing corners getting faster and faster all the way :)
by minchy
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72536

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Seriously there is no basis for this. In order to affect a change in molecular structure the radiation has to have sufficent energy to break chemical bonds. 5G signals can do this, neither can they penetrate the skin to allow a virus to pass into the body. They are too weak. There is a more complet...
by minchy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72536

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Mercedes has switched over their entire engine facility to manufacturing their modified CPAP devices for now: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/148935/mercedes-hpp-repurposed-to-aid-covid19-fight What I found most impressive from the article was this bit: Mark II of the device has reduced oxygen co...
by minchy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72536

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

You gonna back any of them claims up? These are not my claims, this comes from Australia who are all out gunning for China. Go to 2:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn78Gx8Kwu0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKmUxSlOoUE Those are 2 videos of opinions and speculation. I'm sorry, but if that is wh...
by minchy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72536

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

What impresses me with that article is that they've made the design fully available to anyone. Can't imagine many another companies that would do that and not try to hog production contracts to themselves.
by minchy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: You're a trooper Bernie
Replies: 3
Views: 4326

Re: You're a trooper Bernie

Is this accurate?

I saw it reported on an F1 site (can't remember which one) and thought it must be an April Fool! But it was dated 2nd April so wasn't sure.
by minchy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72536

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Have to say I was amazed at the restraint of the Openreach engineer, to say they will be responsible for killing their parents with the phrase. "bye bye mama" is deplorable. I notice she doesn't show her face! Incredibly she sounds educated and actually believes what she is saying. I would have tol...
by minchy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drive To Survive season 2
Replies: 41
Views: 19239

Re: Drive To Survive season 2

If you still can't find it, try downloading the Netflix app through the windows store or appstore, I always found it a bit more user friendly that their website.
by minchy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drive To Survive season 2
Replies: 41
Views: 19239

Re: Drive To Survive season 2

Just finished season 2, just as good as season 1, if not better! You get so much more emotion and connectivity to the driver, team principals etc than with the usual TV coverage. Really well edited so as not to be biased, give you behind the scenes stories but also not be detrimental to anyone. 1 th...
by minchy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19841

Re: London suggestions please

Dunno if you're back in the states yet Blake, but let us Brits know if you enjoyed yourself and what you did. Always good to hear a foreigner's perspective of our cold, wet, flooded, windy, possibly snowy land :)

(And feel to complain about the weather while you were here, we love of bit of that!)
by minchy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: happy new year
Replies: 2
Views: 4625

happy new year

I've not been very active on the forum this year (just reading all the arguments you guys/gals have all been having!), but happy new year to all of you! :)
by minchy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sir Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 52
Views: 5672

Re: Sir Lewis Hamilton

Alienturnedhuman wrote:
pc27b wrote:obviously i have heard about people being "knighted" other than the "sir" what does the title bring ? honestly curious, because i never thought about it before
It will mean he can move two rows forward and a slot to the side of his qualifying position.
:D
by minchy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19841

Re: London suggestions please

If I remember from last time I went to Windsor, there isn't much there other than the castle and lego land, and I don't know what access there is for tourists to the castle? But Woking to Hethrow should be an easy drive in a hire car (M25 traffic depending). (when I went to Windsor I was playing wit...
by minchy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19841

Re: London suggestions please

Probably not the suggestion you want, but get out of London! Try Bath or York or somewhere instead :) Minchy, I could go for that, but I suspect my brother might prefer the landmarks. Are Bath and York reasonable day trips from Heathrow? Both are a short(ish) train ride from London and both have a ...
by minchy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19841

Re: London suggestions please

Probably not the suggestion you want, but get out of London! Try Bath or York or somewhere instead :)
by minchy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the 2019 Circuits
Replies: 40
Views: 5666

Re: Rank the 2019 Circuits

Looks like mikeyg123 is personally keeping Monaco out of the bottom 3 :D
by minchy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Tripod of F1
Replies: 43
Views: 8259

Re: The Tripod of F1

It's a strange question, because it depends how you define fastest. They're really not the fastest cars in terms of out right top speed by a long shot, but they are the fasted round almost any track that isn't an oval (although, I'd love to see the lap time at Le Mans compared to an LMP1 class). For...
by minchy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 28392

Re: It's not the car, it's Lewis!

Not sure if someone else has pointed this out, but as the OP is averaging out the past 3 seasons showing the points difference between Hamilton and Bottas. Let's assume that Hamilton wins and Bottas is 2nd - divide Hamilton's points haul by the 25 for winning and Bottas's by 17 for coming 2nd and th...
by minchy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 366951

Re: The TV Thread

Stranger Things 3 didn't disappoint, it had a little of the customary Netflix preachyness, but to be fair, women's rights in the 80's were shocking and it was fairly accurate to how women were treated in the workplace and should be a bit of an eye opener to see for anyone who didn't live through tha...
by minchy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 22248

Re: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

I don't know much about engineering or tensile strength etc, but that new suspension looks like it'll come apart from the little wheel bang or hard hit curb!
by minchy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault at 1000bhp ?
Replies: 40
Views: 7988

Re: Renault at 1000bhp ?

Maybe they have smaller horses in France than Italy, Germany or Japan?
by minchy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton won't allow Netfilx to use German GP footage
Replies: 33
Views: 5512

Re: Hamilton won't allow Netfilx to use German GP footage

I agree that not having Ferrari and Mercedes made the first season better with focusing on the midfield, if you watch the sport anyway, we see plenty of Ferrari and Merc in race weekend footage as it is! Having said that, if Ferrari and Mercedes are to take part, it really should be warts and all, e...
by minchy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will be Hamilton's main challenger for the 2019 title?
Replies: 51
Views: 8118

Re: Who will be Hamilton's main challenger for the 2019 titl

It should be Bottas, but after the Verstappen and redbull's recent form I'm thinking that Max may well be 2nd this year. I think it comes down to Bottas's mind set after the Spa and if he either has a new contract with Mercedes which may relieve some tension and let him concentrate on driving better...
by minchy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel finished?
Replies: 211
Views: 26854

Re: Is Vettel finished?

I personally don't rate Vettel that highly and have been thinking since this thread came into being that maybe his time as Ferrari's no.1 was over, but credit where it's due, he drove a great race today when it mattered. We'll just have to wait and see if it continues.
by minchy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 54133

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

My take on the whole thing is simply that what Max did (and it was Max taking a wide line that caused the contact) is acceptable within the rules as they stand , but that these rules are ambiguous and should be changed to make this against the rules. There are very distict rules regarding leaving s...
by minchy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 54133

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

My take on the whole thing is simply that what Max did (and it was Max taking a wide line that caused the contact) is acceptable within the rules as they stand, but that these rules are ambiguous and should be changed to make this against the rules. There are very distict rules regarding leaving spa...
by minchy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FORMULA E: Season 5 [Everything's new!]
Replies: 227
Views: 68382

Re: FORMULA E: Season 5 [Everything's new!]

Just caught up on the Bern race and WOW! What an amazing race! Shame about the first lap, but that's a lot to do with the track design and that stupidly tight chicane on the start straight. Amazing racing between JEV and Evans right through though and a couple of really great overtakes from Bird an...
by minchy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FORMULA E: Season 5 [Everything's new!]
Replies: 227
Views: 68382

Re: FORMULA E: Season 5 [Everything's new!]

Just caught up on the Bern race and WOW! What an amazing race! Shame about the first lap, but that's a lot to do with the track design and that stupidly tight chicane on the start straight. Amazing racing between JEV and Evans right through though and a couple of really great overtakes from Bird and...
by minchy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as an F1
Replies: 23
Views: 7509

Re: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as a

The 1980 year literally killed him..... I really hate to be a pedant, but that line "literally" made me doubt my entire recollection of F1 history for about a second! :) Depends whether it's being used in a formal way, or an informal way. Most dictionaries now recognise it's informal use. Used for ...
by minchy
Sun May 26, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 48861

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Just because he wasn't penalised doesn't mean anything. Maybe because Charlie Whiting wasn't there and they aren't so on the ball. Maybe what happened with Verstappen changed there application of the rules. He dropped 7 seconds to Hamilton who we know was not speeding and likely driving the delta. ...
by minchy
Sun May 12, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84392

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Here's another radical idea.... Get rid of blue flags!

It'll make the fight for the lead a little more interesting and with DRS, if someone can't lap a car, there really is something wrong.
by minchy
Sat May 11, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84392

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Regarding the main discussion of the thread, it all depends what people want. If you just want more overtaking, more wheel to wheel racing and the field being more evenly matched, the only way to change this is to fully restrict the entire series into a spec series. As soon as you give teams any cre...
by minchy
Sat May 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84392

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The problem with some posters is that they blame Pirelli for bad tyres and a monopoly on the tyres, when they seem oblivious to the fact that FOM only wanted 1 tyre manufacturer, wanted tyres that specifically don't last and that no other tyre manufacturer wanted the contract under the specificatio...
by minchy
Sat May 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84392

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Getting PIRELLI out of F1 will be a start! No need to get them out, just let anyone provide tires Nah they need to go, I dont want to see a repeat of '05 where certain cars work on certain tracks. The problem with pirelli is that everyone is stuck with them due to their monopoly, and the solution w...
by minchy
Sat May 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FORMULA E: Season 5 [Everything's new!]
Replies: 227
Views: 68382

Re: FORMULA E: Season 5 [Everything's new!]

Just finished watching the replay. I thought they were using the full GP layout this year, so a little disappointed to see the short track, but great race.

Gutted for Bird, he drove such a great race making up all those places on track.