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by Asphalt_World
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!
Replies: 50
Views: 3337

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

Carlos Sainz Jr, Charles Leclerc, Mick Schumacher, Giuliano Alesi, Marcus Armstrong, Robert Shwartzman and Callum Ilott are all testing for Ferrari this week at Fiorano.
by Asphalt_World
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3983

Re: US election - prediction

And relax........
by Asphalt_World
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who ruined Williams?
Replies: 38
Views: 2392

Re: Who ruined Williams?

Thing is, how many traditional manufacturers are genuinely left in the sport? McLaren are by name and whilst is still very much McLaren, over half of the company are owned by the Bahrain Royal family! It was almost inevitable that Williams would have to sell at some point. They just hung on longer t...
by Asphalt_World
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 758
Views: 60919

Re: Silly Season 2021

https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-autosport/1384910/Lewis-Hamilton-contract-Mercedes-F1-news-Eddie-Jordan?fbclid=IwAR3i06pSj-BiiTFcFl9akw7OnOt0O3K0_lmTCU4FwpI8QqrziO3csekPUiY Clearly there is more going on than a salary disagreement. Everyone is just to scared to say whatever it is. Every day that...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toyota's new Le Mans Hypercar gets a shakedown.
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Toyota's new Le Mans Hypercar gets a shakedown.

It may only be a shakedown, but I'm already super excited about the new regulations. The cars look great and the sound of this Toyota is very promising. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWwhZs95SA0&ab_channel=RalliTurkTV Lots of pictures of the Toyota. https://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/toyota-gr010...
by Asphalt_World
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 calendar
Replies: 31
Views: 1890

Re: 2021 calendar

Thinking out loud here, but are the races postponed due to issues over current Covid levels and teams flying in and out of the country, or are the organisers hoping that dates later in the year will enable fans in and therefore lots more money? I can't see how that works because there are 23 races ...
by Asphalt_World
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 calendar
Replies: 31
Views: 1890

Re: 2021 calendar

Thinking out loud here, but are the races postponed due to issues over current Covid levels and teams flying in and out of the country, or are the organisers hoping that dates later in the year will enable fans in and therefore lots more money?
by Asphalt_World
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Off-season entertainment.
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Off-season entertainment.

Well, with not a lot of 2021 F1 news at present, I am enjoying some of the old racing that is being shown on Sky F1. Yesterday they showed extended highlights of a host of wins by Hill. Today, I'm currently enjoying 45 minutes worth of coverage of the 1985 Belgian GP. It's wet, obviously, and when M...
by Asphalt_World
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3983

Re: US election - prediction

My god, what the hell is happening in America. When will Twitter ban Trump for creating this army of thugs?
by Asphalt_World
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Not this absolute rubbish again. Hamilton is one of the top 5000 taxpayers in the UK. Its disgusting hypocrisy. https://i.redd.it/zgtibi383l861.jpg Source: Reddit I don't have an issue with Hamilton's tax status but I've seen that graphic a few times and it's kind of a stretch. For a start Hamilton...
by Asphalt_World
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

It would be nice, and less hypocritical if he paid his taxes in the country that just honoured him. Not this absolute rubbish again. Hamilton is one of the top 5000 taxpayers in the UK. Its disgusting hypocrisy. https://i.redd.it/zgtibi383l861.jpg Source: Reddit I don't have an issue with Hamilton'...
by Asphalt_World
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Whilst I don't like that so many wealthy people use tax havens to avoid paying taxes in their home country, it's worth remembering that Hamilton did not apply for his knighthood. He was offered it. Therefore, if there is any blame of complaint to be made, it certainly shouldn't in any way be aimed a...
by Asphalt_World
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix...
Replies: 38
Views: 1967

Re: Countdown to 2021 Australian Grand Prix...

I always enjoy this yearly thread, but it's a depressingly high number we're counting down from. Come on F1.....
by Asphalt_World
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 489
Views: 32940

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

I agree. It was a great touch and already, those not claiming to be racist, are posting racist rubbish all over social media.
by Asphalt_World
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Apparently, negotiations over a new contract have stalled until Mercedes get him a round table for discussions to take place around!
by Asphalt_World
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

I think it's worth remembering that Brawn GP destroyed all opposition due to what was basically a single aero device. A complicated one I grant you, but still a single bit of kit that worked brilliantly and exploited the regulations wonderfully. In 2009, the gap between the first and last car in qu...
by Asphalt_World
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

I think it's worth remembering that Brawn GP destroyed all opposition due to what was basically a single aero device. A complicated one I grant you, but still a single bit of kit that worked brilliantly and exploited the regulations wonderfully.
by Asphalt_World
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

This is a hugely unpopular opinion, but I honestly wouldn’t mind Formula 1 becoming a spec series in the future. Let the best driver win. It's a hugely unpopular opinion for a good reason. You're choosing to take the element that you in particular like (drivers) and dumping out what actually consti...
by Asphalt_World
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

This is a hugely unpopular opinion, but I honestly wouldn’t mind Formula 1 becoming a spec series in the future. Let the best driver win. It's a hugely unpopular opinion for a good reason. You're choosing to take the element that you in particular like (drivers) and dumping out what actually consti...
by Asphalt_World
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 749

Re: Merry Christmas 2020

All the best to everyone! Here's to an exciting 2021 Championship and more importantly, a safe and more normal year for us all.
by Asphalt_World
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

JN23 wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:05 pm
#WeRaceForMoney
by Asphalt_World
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Saying it's victim blaming, that the man has all the authority etc. is completely wide of the mark. Women fly across the world (or across the Caucasus at least) to willingly put themselves in this situation. These men aren't kidnappers, they don't travel around rounding up all the pretty women in c...
by Asphalt_World
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

:thumbup: +1 I really dislike this kind of attitude; all it does for me is confirm that some people care more about point scoring and getting one over against ‘the other side’ of their viewpoint. Is that seriously what you guys all want; to see racists get as angry as possible? What do you all thin...
by Asphalt_World
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

-K- wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:52 am
I’d have preferred Callum Illott got the seat to be honest, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd getting a shot at F1 is logical. 1st, 3rd and 5th with a social media incident doesn’t sit right with me.
I believe he's recently signed as test and reserve driver for Ferrari.
by Asphalt_World
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Invade wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:18 pm
Also, I'd like to start an official petition to get Lewis Hamilton to go by Carl Davidson just so we can have a different World Champion in 2021.


Who's with me...
I'm hearing a seat has opened up at Haas. Go on Lewis, you know you want to!
by Asphalt_World
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Lots of chat coming through the media that he's been dropped by Haas.
by Asphalt_World
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

If they're even a slight doubt in their mind, Haas should drop him so they don't lose sponsors. He's not coming into F1 as the greatest F2 driver for decades, so I don't see it as being a big loss.
by Asphalt_World
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Someone on twitter is claiming the wrong person won and that they don't care if people call him racist for that opinion. They said Rashford should have one instead!

Rashford is black......
by Asphalt_World
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

pokerman wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:04 pm
Alienturnedhuman wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Hamilton has won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020.
I might have snuck in a vote. :)
So did I.
by Asphalt_World
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992254

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

This result is excellent, if only for the racist idiots on social media throwing their toys out of their prams in record numbers.
by Asphalt_World
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA produces 100% bio fuel.
Replies: 3
Views: 358

FIA produces 100% bio fuel.

It's an interesting read and could lead to F1 staying noisier than FE, in the years to come!

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/tech/f1-biofuel/
by Asphalt_World
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!
Replies: 19
Views: 1255

Re: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!

By the time they get to F1, they've been wearing helmets for years. Yes, but they could be in F1 for 10 years or more. Everything changes once they get to F1. New personal sponsors, etc. Is there no other way to identify a driver? Well, the helmet is the only bit we see when they're driving. Yes, t...
by Asphalt_World
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Frank Williams is unwell.
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Frank Williams is unwell.

Williams have released a statement to say he's in hospital but in a stable condition. No more details given.

Let's hope he's going to be OK.
by Asphalt_World
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's Renault R25 2005 V-10 today at Abu Dhabi
Replies: 22
Views: 1667

Re: Alonso's Renault R25 2005 V-10 today at Abu Dhabi

I think it's important to note that some of us wishing for screaming V10s back are not wanting races to be unbearably loud. You can have high revving, exciting sounding engines that are suitably silenced to allow for a lack of earplugs. It's about tone. LIke supercars on the road. Some sound far bet...
by Asphalt_World
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!
Replies: 19
Views: 1255

Re: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!

oz_karter wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:20 am
Maybe there needs to be another way to identify the driver in the car more easily. I don't think it's reasonable to expect a driver to get a helmet designed on day 1 and keep it forever.
By the time they get to F1, they've been wearing helmets for years.
by Asphalt_World
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3127

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

There's nothing to hate about Hamilton, one might question his selflessness given his comments post Abu Dhabi regarding his lack of fitness... What did he say if you don't mind? https://www.planetf1.com/news/lewis-hamilton-covid-impact/ It could perhaps be questioned whether he will be back to 100%...
by Asphalt_World
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Whilst I have no evidence to say if it was consensual or not, the fact she said it was, is not 100% proof in itself. If she is saying that it is then it's is, do you not understand what consent is? Unless you are suggesting that he is bribing or black mailing her? Not sure what you're insinuating r...
by Asphalt_World
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

I'll let AW fight his own battle on this one unless any reports come in, but please remember that all we really have is speculation on the limited evidence we all have. The various positions people are taking, most of us have openly admitted are speculative. Any definitive statements, especially th...
by Asphalt_World
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

I'll let AW fight his own battle on this one unless any reports come in, but please remember that all we really have is speculation on the limited evidence we all have. The various positions people are taking, most of us have openly admitted are speculative. Any definitive statements, especially th...
by Asphalt_World
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Complete none issue this, the woman already said it's consentual and that she even posted it on his account. What exactly is the issue then? Just a load of white knighting fake outrage as far as I can tell Whilst I have no evidence to say if it was consensual or not, the fact she said it was, is no...