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by RickM
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 app revamp
Replies: 25
Views: 2937

Re: F1 app revamp

Really annoyed that there is no Windows desktop version of this available. The fact that they took the time to hobble the old basic live timing is just rubbing salt in the wounds. They really do a great job of swimming pool off F1 fans sometimes. There's no money in Windows software, and there hasn...
by RickM
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg Not Happy about Aggression in Bahrain
Replies: 39
Views: 5700

Re: Nico Rosberg Not Happy about Aggression in Bahrain

People really do love blowing this fairy cakes way out of proportion don't they.
by RickM
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 app revamp
Replies: 25
Views: 2937

Re: F1 app revamp

Really annoyed that there is no Windows desktop version of this available. The fact that they took the time to hobble the old basic live timing is just rubbing salt in the wounds. They really do a great job of swimming pool off F1 fans sometimes. There's no money in Windows software, and there hasn...
by RickM
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Shanghai Captions
Replies: 26
Views: 6382

Re: Shanghai Captions

Placid wrote:Image


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by RickM
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are Mercedes still sandbagging (Engine performace) ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4054

Re: Are Mercedes still sandbagging (Engine performace) ?

Sandbagging? I dont personally think so. They had that engine turned right up after the Safety car in Bahrain - the amount they pulled away was huge. That was probably top speed by that point. They do seemingly still have a bit more to get out of the car with aero parts, but I don't think the engine...
by RickM
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pastor Maldonado says FIA penalties will spoil F1 racing...
Replies: 57
Views: 6431

Re: Pastor Maldonado says FIA penalties will spoil F1 racing

He hasn't got a clue. A random person who's played on any old F1 game could probably do a better job. He's got no sense of speed, no thought process when racing, and just overall is not fit to be in an F1 car. I know we had a similar thing with Grosjean, and I myself called for his head - the differ...
by RickM
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes W05 ultra-short nose passed the Fourth crash test
Replies: 38
Views: 8406

Re: Mercedes W05 ultra-short nose passed the Fourth crash te

Holy crap that nose looks agressive as hell, the front wing looks barely attached - hopefully the wing stays on!! That was the initial problem with their other nose too. They had to have one reinforced and flown out during the first test when it broke. Hopefully they wont have that issue this time ...
by RickM
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 881
Views: 148162

Re: Formula E

Three points will be awarded to the driver securing pole position whilst the driver setting the fastest lap receives two points.


Huh...thats an interesting way of doing it. Kinda adds a bit more to Quali and driving to the limit though!
by RickM
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes W05 ultra-short nose passed the Fourth crash test
Replies: 38
Views: 8406

Re: Mercedes W05 ultra-short nose passed the Fourth crash te

That's a terribly written article, with no source for the price at all (or any other prices to compare it to)...but what is interesting is this: “The car will be easier to balance with this solution,” said designer Aldo Costa. Team boss Toto Wolff explains: “The car was designed for the short nose. ...
by RickM
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 memorabilia - what do you own?
Replies: 40
Views: 4721

Re: F1 memorabilia - what do you own?

I've got a few team t-shirts and a McLaren baseball cap (the older red/black one).
by RickM
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers to Strike?
Replies: 41
Views: 5682

Re: Drivers to Strike?

Toby. wrote:
hydra wrote:....but Kimi being Kimi he just didn't sign it because he didn't want to do any extra work :)
(I love Kimi and his attitude)


Laziness?

Image more like.
by RickM
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed: US team among 2 new teams set for F1 in 2015
Replies: 122
Views: 15068

Re: Confirmed: US team among 2 new teams set for F1 in 2015

I know that the last round of new teams didn't exactly go great, but that was down to the cockup that was the F1 budget. However someone entering with the knowledge that they cant rely on funding direct from F1 will no doubt have other reasons for entering. For example to use it as a sponsorship mec...
by RickM
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren and Gillette?
Replies: 10
Views: 2849

Re: McLaren and Gillette?

Aren't Gillette still Button's own sponsor, or has that ended now?
by RickM
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what will the verdict be on Ricciardo?
Replies: 207
Views: 23203

Re: So what will the verdict be on Ricciardo?

Looks like it's confirmed: http://www1.skysports.com/f1/report/124 ... ull-appeal

Quite right too. Them winning such a crazy appeal would have set about for a lot of problems. When a technical directive can be ignored we'll start seeing people bending rules beyond belief. Play by the damn rule book Red Bull. Everyone else manages to.
by RickM
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stefano Domenicali has resigned
Replies: 247
Views: 30537

Re: Stefano Domenicali has resigned

Well that was a dumb move...way to go Ferrari. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Get rid of that idiot Luca and it'll all be clean sailing. Ferrari rely way too much on this bullshit 'we are amazing' image when quite frankly, they don't deserve such a prominent title. What the heck is getti...
by RickM
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes almost quit over engines
Replies: 29
Views: 4004

Re: Mercedes almost quit over engines

Refreshing how Mercedes are now The Evil Team® instead of Red Bull. At least Mercedes haven't "bought" their way to success in the way Red Bull did. And they dont have a B team which is also good. LOL What do you mean - NOT bought their way back? Their budget is at least double that of RB...
by RickM
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what will the verdict be on Ricciardo?
Replies: 207
Views: 23203

Re: So what will the verdict be on Ricciardo?

I think Red Bull are going to lose based on the following excerpt from the article mentioned further below:- 'Dismissing Red Bull's claims that the FIA's approved sensors were unreliable he argued that the Austrian team's alternative system by which it measured the flow was itself not "100 per...
by RickM
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what will the verdict be on Ricciardo?
Replies: 207
Views: 23203

Re: So what will the verdict be on Ricciardo?

They wont, and shouldn't get the points back. It'd have massive repercussions if it ended any other way.

Red Bulls monumentally fairy cakes logic will not win....then again...the FIA are involved to assume the exact opposite of what you'd logically expect to happen.
by RickM
Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: TV Ratings Surge in USA
Replies: 49
Views: 8823

Re: TV Ratings Surge in USA

Interestingly, while this happened in America the race in the UK had its lowest rating since 2007 largely due to the BBC's poor scheduling of the race show after 10 on a Sunday night. Do the BBC have to leave a certain number of hours before they are allowed to show highlights of a race they are no...
by RickM
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3758
Views: 1141253

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Just did it to me for the first time in months. That should only ever happen if someone's cleared out the session cache on the server. My guess is the ninja server techie cleared the tmp directory wiping out the login sessions. No biggie, just a pain in the pickle.
by RickM
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rosberg perhaps feeling a little demoralised?
Replies: 224
Views: 31663

Re: Rosberg perhaps feeling a little demoralised?

Rosberg perhaps feeling a little demoralised?

No.

/thread
by RickM
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marussia Motors in liquidation
Replies: 27
Views: 5643

Re: Marussia Motors in liquidation

The Toyota would be so hopelessly out of date by now. Quite. Not a single chassis was carried over by any of the teams from last year, not even Caterham or Marussia. The new rules meant the teams had to completely redesign all their cars and all the components in it. They couldn't use a 2010 Toyota...
by RickM
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Current Driver Intelligence Ranking
Replies: 48
Views: 7351

Re: Current Driver Intelligence Ranking

Alonso
Vettel
Button
Magnussen (based solely on his performance and level-head so far this season - you'd not think he was a rookie)
Rosberg
Ricciardo
by RickM
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: TV Ratings Surge in USA
Replies: 49
Views: 8823

Re: TV Ratings Surge in USA

Remember that there is more than just the Merc team with Merc engines. Right now they obviously have a massive advantage as their car was built around that engine. Give it a few more races and from an aero side of things, Merc, Williams etc will be able to take full advantage of the PU. Hopefully, w...
by RickM
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Am buzzing
Replies: 16
Views: 2940

Re: Am buzzing

Irbis wrote:who could be replaced by any driver, even Chilton, and Mercedes would still be winning :lol:

At least they know he'd get the car home 100% of the time, as all the commentators oh so love reminding us every time he's on screen lol.
by RickM
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA to reconsider double points
Replies: 43
Views: 5544

Re: FIA to reconsider double points

Pathetic dickheads. Sorry but it had to be said. We're all thinking it. No other sporting body handles it's rules in such a peaky way. "Heres a new rule - we've all agreed it is awesome and now its fixed and can not be changed"..."Oh wait...we changed our minds". They do this cra...
by RickM
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mirrors - are they a "must have"?
Replies: 47
Views: 11462

Re: Mirrors - are they a "must have"?

Another possible idea (not that it, or cameras are better than mirrors IMO) would be parking-sensor type things that beep in the ear of the driver...so if there's someone getting close on the left, the left ear beeps for example. Again, probably not worth it - as James14 said, technology for the sak...
by RickM
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mirrors - are they a "must have"?
Replies: 47
Views: 11462

Re: Mirrors - are they a "must have"?

With regards to using the existing T-mount rear camera, that's not currently an option. The cameras are pretty selectively placed. All cars carry a T-cam facing forward. And all cars now carry the front-wing/nose cam. But: - Only a few cards have a reversing nose cam - Only a few cars have a rear-fa...
by RickM
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed: US team among 2 new teams set for F1 in 2015
Replies: 122
Views: 15068

Re: Confirmed: US team among 2 new teams set for F1 in 2015

HawaiiF1Fan wrote:The only way I see two new teams being on the grid in 2015 is if they buy Caterham and Marussia.

Or Lotus, Toro Rosso and Force India. All three would sell if they got the right offer.
by RickM
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How is Stefano Domenicalli's failure tolerated repeatedly?
Replies: 91
Views: 13217

Re: How is Stefano Domenicalli's failure tolerated repeatedl

People still seem to forget things about Ferrari. People act like they have been successful evey single year until recently. They've had a hell of a lot more mediocre patches than awesome ones. This is nothing new at all. The media (mostly Italian) love painting Ferrari as a dominating, amazing team...
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How is Stefano Domenicalli's failure tolerated repeatedly?
Replies: 91
Views: 13217

Re: How is Stefano Domenicalli's failure tolerated repeatedl

pc27b wrote:shouldn't luca be on the hot seat also ?

Blasphemy! The great Luca can do no wrong....apparently. x(
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Maldonado. race ban???
Replies: 129
Views: 26535

Re: Maldonado. race ban???

I think the anger at Maldonado is the fact he keeps getting himself involved with rather dangerous incidents like today. It isn't a one off thing. This. His entire career is littered with stuff like this. Not least a certain incident that left a Marshal with a broken back in Monaco after ignoring y...
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How is Stefano Domenicalli's failure tolerated repeatedly?
Replies: 91
Views: 13217

Re: How is Stefano Domenicalli's failure tolerated repeatedl

Anyone would think Domenicalli's the only employee at Ferrari. I wasn't aware he designs the cars, builds them, builds the engine, sets the strategy and drives the races. I hope he's got a decent salary.
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 849
Views: 54493

Re: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

You would be naive to believe that. When you are only one option then It's not really an option. I wondered what could top this race; but your posts are coming close. Thanks ... I am pleased What i am surprised about is how everyone can simply ignore the massive strategy disadvantage Nico suffered ...
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 849
Views: 54493

Re: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

wolfie81 wrote:It was awfully visible Rosberg was tiddled off at being second fiddle to Hamilton in particular.

1) Obviously.

But more importantly:

2) He handles it awesomely. No driver wants to be second. But the two of them seem to genuinely love racing against each other.
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 849
Views: 54493

Re: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

What a race! Really need to catch my breath. If the season keeps up like that then I'll be happy. I think the difference between this Merc dominance and the RB one of last season is that these drivers will push each other. Webber was rarely in a position to do so with Vettel, so he never needed to ...
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 849
Views: 54493

Re: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

mcsqueegy wrote:Andrew Davies is going to have a field day with this one :uhoh:


Who?!
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 849
Views: 54493

Re: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

You know the 'fanboys' are being as bad as the 'haters' today. Both sets need to calm it down a bit. Was the race good? Absobloodylutely! Did Merc let the boys race? Yes, they did. Did either Merc boy deserve the win? Yes, they did. Does it leave you excited for the next race? Yes, it has. There's ...
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 849
Views: 54493

Re: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Paddy has just confirmed that both drivers were allowed to race from lights to flag. Yup - people will still read into it whatever they like to try and force their opinions on people though. As far as I'm concerned I've never been a supporter of ONE driver or ONE team, I respect them all and today ...
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 849
Views: 54493

Re: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

They really should get people with a better understanding of racing to do the podium interviews. Theyre just too brief! Brian Johnson's probably one of the most knowledgable celebs you'll find Might wanna look up his driving interests. He's also the sort of bloke who wont gherkin them off by asking...