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by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Celebrating others misfortunes
Replies: 47
Views: 8424

Re: Celebrating others misfortunes

Did you see what Ferrari fans was doing during the last lap of 2001 Spanish GP?


I was not enjoying that situation. But it was because of McLaren-Mercedes, not because of some fans.
by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 78
Views: 13364

Re: 2015 Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

pokerman wrote:
Quark wrote:Seb awesome as always.
??????????
Seb out-qualified his teammate 5 times and out-qualified MUCH faster Mercedes cars 2 times out of 5.

Seb's first 5 qualifying with Ferrari produced an average of 2.8
by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren change livery
Replies: 124
Views: 24754

Re: McLaren change livery

@elektrobanks Nice work buddy, especially the racing overalls. For the race car, that exhaust section can be a darker tone of orange. Remember the livery of Williams 2005? a scheme with black for the blue section, silver for the silver section, orange-copper for white section, again a silver but com...
by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas to Ferrari!?
Replies: 95
Views: 15305

Re: Bottas to Ferrari!?

I don't see this as particularly putting a #2 in there. Ferrari have been chasing Hamilton with no luck so after that, who could they put in there who is better? Ricciardio maybe but is he free to leave? Maybe Ferrari see something more in Bottas. Raikkonen is doing a good job so far this year but ...
by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 78
Views: 13364

Re: 2015 Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

Great lap from Rosberg! If he can keep the lead into T1 it will be very difficult for Hamilton to do anything about him in the race. A couple of other revelations from this weekend thus far: 1. Raikkonen's performance in qualifying is shocking at times. What a horrific lap to be a full second down ...
by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 78
Views: 13364

Re: 2015 Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

TheBlackFlag wrote:
RaggedMan wrote:By the fifth race you'd think they could find a pair of overalls for Vettel that fit.
He has always gone more towards the "Jacques Villeneuve Fit" for his overalls. ;)
I like them both <JV and SV>, and not surprisingly, i like to wear loose and comfortable clothes too since 6 years of age.
by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 F1 Spanish GP Race Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 26153

2015 F1 Spanish GP Race Thread

So, we have a race now after 3 weeks. My opinions for this round: #i am curious what Ferrari will be able to achieve with so many upgrades #I do not tip Rosberg for the win (sorry), it will be another "one of those races" for him. #My prediction for Barcelona is; the current championship leader will...
by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 78
Views: 13364

Re: 2015 Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

Any qualifying result without Lewis on top will be a big surprise.
by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Spanish GP Free Practice Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 14660

Re: 2015 Spanish GP Free Practice Thread

Circuit de Catalunya looks EMPTY. I was there in 2012 and it was rammed. Maybe it's because Alonso is in a turd of a car, but this has to be concerning. I guess it is a combination of having nearly same podium every race, insane reliability of top teams kill any hope for a surprise result, 3rd plac...
by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A picture worth a thousand words: Caption this!
Replies: 38
Views: 10015

Re: A picture worth a thousand words: Caption this!

ImageSource: news.bbcimg.co.uk


FIA introduces off-road Pirellis: better traction if you go off-track, prevents being trapped in the gravel....
by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Spanish GP Free Practice Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 14660

Re: 2015 Spanish GP Free Practice Thread

F1Tyrant wrote:Rosberg looks to have better pace than Hamilton this weekend much like last year. Nico will probably get pole today. The race is really anyone's game given how good Hamilton's starts have been and how sloppy Nico has been this year.
Since 2006, Rosberg looks good on practice sessions.
by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Spanish GP Free Practice Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 14660

Re: 2015 Spanish GP Free Practice Thread

This perhaps shows then that the Mercedes engine is no longer the biggest factor? I've been saying that since Malaysia, but nobody seemed to listen then ;) If one squad has additional chunk of power advantage from PU, they won't use that power ONLY for the long straights. What they do is that using...
by Need4Naiim
Sat May 09, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Spanish GP Free Practice Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 14660

Re: 2015 Spanish GP Free Practice Thread

This perhaps shows then that the Mercedes engine is no longer the biggest factor? I've been saying that since Malaysia, but nobody seemed to listen then ;) If one squad has additional chunk of power advantage from PU, they won't use that power ONLY for the long straights. What they do is that using...
by Need4Naiim
Fri May 08, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wolff talks about Alonso, and Hamilton's contract.
Replies: 406
Views: 62175

Re: Wolff talks about Alonso, and Hamilton's contract.

Talking of Vettel; no driver can get 4 championships only through luck. Schumacher was more than a lucky driver in the summer of 2001. Prost was a lot more than a lucky driver in autumn of 1993. But we perhaps can still call 3 Championships as being lucky? ;) Senna is a 3 times Formula 1 champion. ...
by Need4Naiim
Fri May 08, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Career perspective: Hulkenberg, Grosjean and Perez
Replies: 160
Views: 17923

Re: Career perspective: Hulkenberg, Grosjean and Perez

You do acknowledge that, what is being said is the annoyance of the claims that if certain drivers get cars that suit them then they are basically unbeatable Is it NORMAL to hear some claims that a "random" driver is usually basically unbeatable? At least in Kimi's case, the claims say that; if the...
by Need4Naiim
Fri May 08, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Caption Barcelona
Replies: 12
Views: 2658

Re: Caption Barcelona

From autosport.com
Image
Arrivabene: We sacked him.

Vettel: Finally. Wait, wait wait!!.....Which one?
by Need4Naiim
Fri May 08, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Spanish GP Free Practice Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 14660

Re: 2015 Spanish GP Free Practice Thread

@andrewbensonf1 Race picture pretty clear for once. Averages medium tyre: ROS 1:31.582; HAM 31.652; VET 32.529; RAI 32.639; MAS 32.746; BOT 33.397 wow, Mercs one second per lap faster than the Ferraris on long term pace. That's pretty crushing and unless I'm very much mistaken the biggest gap of th...
by Need4Naiim
Fri May 08, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Caption Barcelona
Replies: 12
Views: 2658

Re: Caption Barcelona

Susie: Hey! What time is it?
by Need4Naiim
Fri May 08, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Career perspective: Hulkenberg, Grosjean and Perez
Replies: 160
Views: 17923

Re: Career perspective: Hulkenberg, Grosjean and Perez

I think Kimi was a monster on Michelin and with the exception of 2008 he has been at the same level since then. Not as good as the elite but better than almost everyone else. A bit like Button. Kimi has always shown a preference to soft tyres. It was well demonstrated in 2013 as well. I agree with ...
by Need4Naiim
Fri May 08, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Scuderia Ferrari Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 52126

Re: The Official Scuderia Ferrari Thread

Most of the time, upgrades do not work 100% from get go. It is the reason why Ferrari brought up so many upgrades to a track with high speed corners. They want to test them as early as possible because Monaco and Canada do not have many high speed corners. Once the title battle gets heated in the su...
by Need4Naiim
Fri May 08, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas to Ferrari!?
Replies: 95
Views: 15305

Re: Bottas to Ferrari!?

Bottas didn't actually beat Maldonado over a whole season, he outscored him yeah with 1 better points finish I would hardly call it a hard beating in a car that finished outside top 10 9 times out of 10. So far he is equal to Massa. Good but there are defintely better options out there for Ferrari,...
by Need4Naiim
Fri May 08, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wolff talks about Alonso, and Hamilton's contract.
Replies: 406
Views: 62175

Re: Wolff talks about Alonso, and Hamilton's contract.

...But in the interests of balance you also said before the test on the 'Ferrari will be very strong in 2015' thread that the McLaren would be 'fast, if not the fastest.' And made no prediction on the Ferrari performance at all. If you point this post of mine, i still hold that opinion. Posted on 1...
by Need4Naiim
Fri May 08, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will win the development race in 2015?
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: Who will win the development race in 2015?

Who will have the fastest car at the end of the season?

<<Mercedes AMG Petronas F1>>

Who will make the most gain in lap time from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi?

++McLaren-Honda++
by Need4Naiim
Fri May 08, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wolff talks about Alonso, and Hamilton's contract.
Replies: 406
Views: 62175

Re: Wolff talks about Alonso, and Hamilton's contract.

..And in reality, NOBODY expected Ferrari to be this competitive - and SV has lucked into a good car much like he had a good car in the Torro Rosso in 2008 (better than the RBR that year) and moved to RBR just as it became a race winning car (even if Webber would have won in Japan 2008 without SV c...
by Need4Naiim
Thu May 07, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...
Replies: 146
Views: 18400

Re: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...

Avoiding IFs then, what was Schumachers percentage at the end of 2001? <<133%>> Shows how capable he was, considering he had at least one championship from those WCC titles. He grabbed at least one title for himself -WDC- while the team cars were competitive enough. Hence, he was not only a good te...
by Need4Naiim
Thu May 07, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...
Replies: 146
Views: 18400

Re: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...

He counts the number of WCC's they contributed to (which is 4, in Vettel's case) and sets it off against the number of seasons both drivers won a race (which is also 4, in Vettel's case). I don't get what this statistic would show or prove, by the way, but I've come to expect that with Need4Naiim's...
by Need4Naiim
Thu May 07, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: No 5th Engine After All?
Replies: 38
Views: 6115

Re: No 5th Engine After All?

Mercedes will not forget this veto if they lose the Championship(s) because of blown engines.

But engine reliability is not a weakness of Mercedes now. Mercedes GP never lost a lead and/or a championship due to blown engines.
by Need4Naiim
Thu May 07, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren change livery
Replies: 124
Views: 24754

Re: McLaren change livery

Need4Naiim wrote:A different and striking livery from McLaren:

#Unique
#One stripe for each champion
#Dark
#Poisonous
#Mysterious
#Continuous
In daylight, Dark McLaren showed its true colors.
by Need4Naiim
Thu May 07, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Career perspective: Hulkenberg, Grosjean and Perez
Replies: 160
Views: 17923

Re: Career perspective: Hulkenberg, Grosjean and Perez

I agree with what you are saying, Raikkonen is at Button's level but when people claim Kimi is better than that if the car suits him, it annoys me. Me too, why do some drivers get that special pass? Acknowledging a driver has strengths and weaknesses is not a special pass. It's just common sense. T...
by Need4Naiim
Wed May 06, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren change livery
Replies: 124
Views: 24754

Re: McLaren change livery

This livery (just like the old one) makes the Mclaren look like a car produced by a team at a very low point. Much like the Manor car. You see the Mclaren on the track and automatically think "oh dear, they must be struggling". I know it makes no difference to how fast the car goes, but surely they...
by Need4Naiim
Wed May 06, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren change livery
Replies: 124
Views: 24754

Re: McLaren change livery

This livery (just like the old one) makes the Mclaren look like a car produced by a team at a very low point. Much like the Manor car. You see the Mclaren on the track and automatically think "oh dear, they must be struggling". I know it makes no difference to how fast the car goes, but surely they...
by Need4Naiim
Wed May 06, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren change livery
Replies: 124
Views: 24754

Re: McLaren change livery

A different and striking livery from McLaren:

#Unique
#One stripe for each champion
#Dark
#Poisonous
#Mysterious
#Continuous
by Need4Naiim
Wed May 06, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...
Replies: 146
Views: 18400

Re: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...

How did you get 50% exactly for Mansell? 1 WDC and 1 WCC from 7 cars capable of wins with both drivers. Actually 4 WCC's out of 8 seasons (I count '94 as well but that's up to you to decide whether to include it or not). Oh :lol: That is how it works. This statistic is even worse than I thought! Ma...
by Need4Naiim
Wed May 06, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...
Replies: 146
Views: 18400

Re: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...

3-It does not disadvantage the drivers who have been paired with strong racers and/or champions. It does, because when two strong drivers are paired the count of the denominator is more likely to go up by one, but the numerator is dependent on whether the car is actually up to winning the WCC or no...
by Need4Naiim
Wed May 06, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...
Replies: 146
Views: 18400

Re: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...

@lamo, mds, Exediron That is a pretty good barometer to measure a drivers career relative to Constructor Championship. You'll have to explain this further. Why is it a good barometer? Because when there is a proven race winner car underneath (both drivers can win with it), every team dreams of a ti...
by Need4Naiim
Wed May 06, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...
Replies: 146
Views: 18400

Re: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...

@lamo, mds, Exediron That is a pretty good barometer to measure a drivers career relative to Constructor Championship. You'll have to explain this further. Why is it a good barometer? Because when there is a proven race winner car underneath (both drivers can win with it), every team dreams of a ti...
by Need4Naiim
Wed May 06, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...
Replies: 146
Views: 18400

Re: Lewis Hamilton has won races in every season...

@lamo, mds, Exediron That is a pretty good barometer to measure a drivers career relative to Constructor Championship. Formula 1 is a team sport afterall. I added new but very important names to the list. The list includes drivers who got at least one championship. The list is not complete yet: Mich...
by Need4Naiim
Tue May 05, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico has accepted 2nd already against Hamilton...
Replies: 328
Views: 53423

Re: Nico has accepted 2nd already against Hamilton...

Senna actually beat Prost 9-1, ahead when both finished in 1989. The 1 being when Senna lost his nose cone on lap 1 and had a 1 minute pit stop. Wins was 6-4 in Sennas favour. Travesty that Senna lost that title. Prost was better in 1 or 2 races out of 16. Prost was better in quite a few of the oth...
by Need4Naiim
Tue May 05, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren change livery
Replies: 124
Views: 24754

Re: McLaren change livery

Lt. Drebin wrote:Current one is one of the worst and bland they ever had. Whatever they change it will be better.
I agree. Even the 2009 Renault livery is better than the current one. Since 2011, there is not a proper yellow car on the grid.
by Need4Naiim
Tue May 05, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas to Ferrari!?
Replies: 95
Views: 15305

Re: Bottas to Ferrari!?

I disagree with those of you bashing Massa, I think you are being very unfair in your assessment.... Did some of you ever even watch Massa? Yes, like most drivers he faired better in a top car than a poorer one... ...Name a single other driver whose teammates had 11 WDCs between them... In my opini...