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by ob1kenobi.23
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 9 long years...
Replies: 59
Views: 4187

Re: 9 long years...

Haven’t been around for some time due health & financial problems & have only just seen that PF 1 Mod is leaving/has left us. I am really sorry to hear this as he has been a great help to me down the years especially after some run ins with his predecessors who were totally unreasonable people. Than...
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vintage F1 thread
Replies: 180
Views: 301107

Re: Vintage F1 thread

[youtube] https://youtu.be/EVIkNGvemys [/youtube]
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 170830

Re: Alonso and Vettel

I wonder would this go some way to explaining Nando's attitude to & apparent dislike of Seb especially under blue flag conditions.

It might also shine some light on Seb's 2014 season.


https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opin ... ver-alonso

Mod Edit: Banned Source link removed
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 64561

Re: 2018 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

I wonder would this go some way to explaining Nando's attitude to & apparent dislike of Seb especially under blue flag conditions. It might also shine some light on Seb's 2014 season. https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opin ... ver-alonso I hadn't seen the Alonso & Vettel thread so I think I should ...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?
Replies: 405
Views: 95389

Re: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?

According to Niki, not only is Lewis the best of his generation but the best ever.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formul ... Lauda.html
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 386629

Re: Silly season 2018

pokerman wrote:
ob1kenobi.23 wrote:Possibly we could have 4 french drivers on the grid next year.

Rogro, Gasly, Ocon & leClerc. Been a while since that happened.
Grosjean is more Swiss than French though.


Rindt was born in Germany but he wasn't the first German F1 champion.
Mario Andretti was Croatian.
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 386629

Re: Silly season 2018

Possibly we could have 4 french drivers on the grid next year.

Rogro, Gasly, Ocon & leClerc. Been a while since that happened.
by ob1kenobi.23
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 103079

Re: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?

But that's just it, these guys are racing one another and they will always do so in ultra-tight quarters at the beginning of races, and as such, "IF" they cannot see anything in their mirrors, they need to put a stop to drivers veering over so aggressively on those behind if the purpose is solely t...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 43377

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

I loved quali today, seeing those beasts on their door handles around a walled street circuit just brings home to me how good everyone of those guys are.
Seb was completely wired & even Lewis said he was hanging on for dear life.
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 76679

Re: Unpopular opinions

* F1 needs one see the return of refuelling. I miss that strategic part of racing. * Women drivers need more opportunities to enter F1 Adding to these * I miss Jordan and Minardi * Engine manufacturers should be limited to 2 teams. Teams should then be required to seek out suppliers. Would be diffi...
by ob1kenobi.23
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 76679

Re: Unpopular opinions

What are some opinions you have about F1 that the majority of this forum likely doesn't agree with? IMO, Max Verstappen is already the best driver on the grid. I reckon he would beat both Hamilton and Vettel in the same car. Wow! Great example lol. I am of the opinion that there is a massive chasm ...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Belgian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 27187

Re: 2017 Belgian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Mercedes really blow Ferrari away on the long straights, I thought they were supposed to be roughly equal now in engine power? Kimi is a beast around Spa, would be awesome to see him get another win here. The oil ban kicked Ferrari back a bit but not by much, it's still reasonably close in peak pow...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Belgian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 27187

Re: 2017 Belgian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Mercedes really blow Ferrari away on the long straights, I thought they were supposed to be roughly equal now in engine power? Kimi is a beast around Spa, would be awesome to see him get another win here. The oil ban kicked Ferrari back a bit but not by much, it's still reasonably close in peak pow...
by ob1kenobi.23
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 386629

Re: Silly season 2018

Elsewhere it's team-mate, at Ferrari it's no. 2 driver, where You can't win or have to let Vettel pass through. Kimi is perfect for this, no matter how uninspiring this looks. They even risk falling to 3rd in the WCC next year.[/quote] I have no recollection of Kimi being asked to let Seb pass. I re...
by ob1kenobi.23
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 386629

Re: Silly season 2018

Unsurprising but complacent, uninspired decision by Ferrari. Or confirmation that Vettel will also be re-signed, rumours stipulated that Vettel included Kimi being re-signed for another year as part of his deal. Regardless my comment still aply's and would do even if it meant the possibility of los...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Schumacher Jr to be at Spa
Replies: 11
Views: 4304

Re: Schumacher Jr to be at Spa

Recalling an advertisement from when this, or a sister car, was put up for sale some years ago, it would be interesting to know whether it (still) has traction control on board... I'll be listening out for it next week. :D https://imgfast.net/users/2512/26/57/65/smiles/2696914373.gif https://imgfas...
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Angel Nieto in serious accident
Replies: 17
Views: 7396

Re: Angel Nieto in serious accident

Very sad news, NIcky & now him in accidents unrelated to competition.
Similarly with Schuey, they all came through years of competing in some of the most dangerous sports only to be caught out by normal endeavours.

Tragic.
by ob1kenobi.23
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 76817

Re: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

While watching the race I kept thinking of Boutson & Senna in 1990 & how Thierry held him at bay for the whole race.
I know Kimi didn't didn't have a serious go at Seb but I'm sure lewis was giving his all to pass Kimi.
I think it might have helped Kimi getting DRS a lot of the time behind Seb.
by ob1kenobi.23
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 76817

Re: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Max, admittedly through brilliant driving, compromised Seb in Canada & Britain, I wonder will he be as aggressive with the Mercs tomorrow.
by ob1kenobi.23
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: This is what F-1 and Spa looked like almost 60 years ago
Replies: 11
Views: 5856

Re: This is what F-1 and Spa looked like almost 60 years ago

A wonderful video, showing how raw & dangerous motor racing was then. I year before I got my first motor bike on my 16th birthday. This is also great record of the 1955 race. https://youtu.be/7xWL0wCfIFU Sad when I see Patrick posted in this thread & not so long ago. I really miss him as we communic...
by ob1kenobi.23
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari/Mercedes has the faster car? (post barcelona & on)
Replies: 1511
Views: 384672

Re: Ferrari/Mercedes has the faster car? (post barcelona &

Australia: Mercedes in qualifying. Ferrari in the race. China: Mercedes in qualifying, no comparison in the race. Bahrain: Mercedes in qualifying. Ferrari in the race. Russia: Ferrari in qualifying, equal in the race. Spain: Too close to call. The most evenly matched weekend of the season. Monaco: ...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2853921

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Kimi scores a hat rick

https://youtu.be/usQ2V09Kz7M
by ob1kenobi.23
Wed May 31, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 529
Views: 106799

Re: 2017 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Kimi seemed to have gotten over his disapointment pretty quickly as he was in good spirits playing football with Seb the next day. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/05/31/00/40F309EA00000578-0-image-a-71_1496187154826.jpg http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-4557100/F1-stars-play-ch...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sat May 27, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Monaco Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 54694

Re: 2017 Monaco Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

I am loving watching this years car on the circuit, through the swimming pool, up through Casino, in fact all around the circuit. Mesmeric.
All the drivers are heroes.
For me, the only thing missing is the sound.
by ob1kenobi.23
Wed May 24, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nicky Hayden Suffers Severe Brain Damage in Bicycle Accdent…
Replies: 53
Views: 16071

Re: Nicky Hayden Suffers Severe Brain Damage in Bicycle Accd

So, so sad, a lovely bloke & a great rider. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends & fiancé. My brother in law is devastated as he is from Kentucky & a huge fan. I loved the answer he gave when asked why he chose the number 69, So the people would know whose bike it was when it was upside d...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sun May 21, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy 500 2017
Replies: 686
Views: 121751

Re: Indy 500 2017

Thankfully no life threatening injuries but he has multiple fractures to his hips & pelvis for which he will have surgery tonight.

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/ ... qualifying
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri May 19, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nicky Hayden Suffers Severe Brain Damage in Bicycle Accdent…
Replies: 53
Views: 16071

Re: Nicky Hayden Suffers Severe Brain Damage in Bicycle Accd

. Devastated for the Kentucky Kid. I sincerely hope he comes out of it in one piece but I’m afraid it sounds ominous.

Like Schuey, he goes years travelling at insane speeds on the race track only to fall foul of something innocuous.
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu May 18, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers got a podium in the very first race, but never again
Replies: 8
Views: 3832

Re: Drivers got a podium in the very first race, but never a

IIRC, Giancarlo Baghetti won his first ever GP & never stood on the podium again.


Maybe some Indy drivers when Indy was included in the F1 championship in the 50s
by ob1kenobi.23
Sat May 13, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Spanish Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 252
Views: 40777

Re: 2017 Spanish Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

I thought in Q2 that they just did what they had to do to advance to Q3 while doing as little damage as possible to their race tyres.
by ob1kenobi.23
Sat May 13, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What you listening too?
Replies: 560
Views: 300086

Re: What you listening too?

Ok, I’m old-ish & sentimental but since my daughter brought a young Dutch girl on Holland’s got Talent to my attention 3 years ago I have been listening to everything new that she does. She was 9 years old when she won it & this was her audition. https://youtu.be/qDqTBlKU4CE This was her last Decemb...
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri May 12, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Spanish Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 252
Views: 40777

Re: 2017 Spanish Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

Zoue wrote:Mercedes' upgrades certainly haven't made them any worse. Hamilton and Bottas look fairly evenly matched but they appear comfortably ahead of Ferrari. Anyone have any details on long run pace?



http://www.rachf1.com/news/mercedes-mil ... -long-runs
by ob1kenobi.23
Sun May 07, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Worst driver career decisions
Replies: 120
Views: 27189

Re: Worst driver career decisions

I believe that John Surtees leaving Lotus at the end of the 1960 season when Chapman had offered him the No 1 driver position was a bad decision. Although he went on to have a successful career especially with Ferrari & then became a constructor in his own right I believe he would have won multiple ...
by ob1kenobi.23
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 657
Views: 87307

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Does any body believe that Dan deliberately nudged Seb as he was passing him or is he just having a laugh? The Aussie was involved in a titanic tussle with Vettel, who provided one of more memorable moments from the Chinese Grand Prix with a sensational pass around the outside – but not before touch...
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think you would've been an F1 fan in the old days?
Replies: 41
Views: 8270

Re: Do you think you would've been an F1 fan in the old days

I was a fan back in the 50s & it was what it was, we didn’t know anything different as we had never experienced anything else. My dad & Granddad used to tell me how much safer it was as they actually wore crash helmets & had hydraulic brakes as compared to linen caps & cable brakes. Many drivers die...
by ob1kenobi.23
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who can win races this year?
Replies: 47
Views: 9720

Re: Who can win races this year?

May be the wrong thread but I couldn't think of another one. A piece of useless trivia. 4 of the first big motor sport events of the year were won by a Sebastian with one spelling or another. Indy Car Bourdais Formula E. Buemi Monte Carlo Rally. Ogier. Formula 1. Vettel. It might have been 5 if Loeb...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 100
Views: 52739

Re: Sad news

This news has saddened & impacted on me greatly. We had a bereavement in the family just over a week ago but this has affected just as much. Pat & I had I had become quite friendly & mailed each other often. We spoke a lot about his visit to Ireland & how he had driven around the old Gordon Benet Tr...
by ob1kenobi.23
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The greatest hustle you've seen in F1?
Replies: 48
Views: 7821

Re: The greatest hustle you've seen in F1?

There is only one answer in a thread like this: Ayrton Senna, 1993 Donington Park. Even Senna didn't rate that win very highly, and everyone seems to overlook that. As great as Senna was, he had one special thing this race that others didn't, that created the "magic" in the wet. He had Traction Con...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault bid for Allison
Replies: 7
Views: 2923

Re: Renault bid for Allison

Maurizio has qhoshed these rumours saying they are untrue.

http://www.crash.net/f1/news/231260/1/a ... mpaign=rss
by ob1kenobi.23
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The greatest hustle you've seen in F1?
Replies: 48
Views: 7821

Re: The greatest hustle you've seen in F1?

I suppose honourable mention must go to John Watson
He won the US GP at Detroit from 17th on the grid in 1982 & won the following year at Long Beach from 22nd on the grid.

I imagine that must have taken quite a bit of hustle.