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by RaggedMan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 820
Views: 319056

Re: Female Racing Drivers

I'm willing to GO ALL IN on a wager that not a single one of the top 10 drivers in every series you can imagine, is female. Brittany and Courtney Force would like to have a word. Although I just read that Courtney retired in January, but has over 100 funny car wins and was 6th in last years standin...
by RaggedMan
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rich Energy & Haas part ways (Official)
Replies: 58
Views: 13165

Re: Now Rich Energy & Haas part ways?

Storey is out and company name changed to Lightning Volt Energy. Not clear how Hass is effected yet.
https://jalopnik.com/embattled-f1-spons ... 1836415910
by RaggedMan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do Ferrari or Mercedes have the best "2nd driver"??
Replies: 29
Views: 5556

Re: Do Ferrari or Mercedes have the best "2nd driver"??

Right now Bottas is even or maybe has a slight edge solely due to experience but we already know what his ceiling is. i.e. his current performance. Good on his day but not consistent enough.

Leclerc has a lot of room for improvement and his consistency will even out as he gains experience.
by RaggedMan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rich Energy & Haas part ways (Official)
Replies: 58
Views: 13165

Re: Now Rich Energy & Haas part ways?

This is just insane. I thought the Rich Energy deal was a bad idea to start with but is taking on a life of its own now.

I really can’t see how dealing with this guy passed due diligence. Way too much smoke and mirrors involved in the whole setup. This is not the kind of PR a new team needs.
by RaggedMan
Sat May 25, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33160

Re: Indy500

Exediron wrote:
pc27b wrote:......and back to the indy 500....weather isn't looking good. could very well end up a half distance race sunday, or a monday afternoon race
It had better not be a Monday afternoon race. I'm not going to be in Indianapolis Monday afternoon. :frown:
https://youtu.be/uDzhEcfRORk
by RaggedMan
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22248

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

While I would argue that Schumi was the best driver on the planet for 20 years, and I think Alonso could be a successful Indy driver if he chose to dedicate himself to it, I don't see any other F1 driver over the last three decades who without doubt would be demonstrably ahead of the better Indy Ca...
by RaggedMan
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22248

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

While I would argue that Schumi was the best driver on the planet for 20 years, and I think Alonso could be a successful Indy driver if he chose to dedicate himself to it, I don't see any other F1 driver over the last three decades who without doubt would be demonstrably ahead of the better Indy Ca...
by RaggedMan
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22248

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

I had a WTF moment when I saw you list Andretti before I realized that I forgot about Michael's stint with McLaren. As a whole I agree with you as far as the self importance of many F1 fans goes. The FIA have a better ladder system for F1 and I think on balance the average driver is better in that s...
by RaggedMan
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 112600

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

I’m pretty sure that customer teams are guaranteed identical spec PU’s but they might always be running the most recent due to usage schedules. Although that shouldn’t be an issue 2 races in. Also thought I recall something about PU’s going into a pool that all teams using that particular manufactur...
by RaggedMan
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari - A secret brew
Replies: 16
Views: 4709

Re: Ferrari - A secret brew

I think they’re burying the lede here. The headline should be “Why is Horner sniffing gas, and how did he get ahold of Ferrari’s?”
by RaggedMan
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 72862

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

Covalent wrote:Oh look someone suggested Hamilton has not always been the best driver on the grid - boom, catastrophic thread derailment.
I’m pretty sure that this “luck” discussion has played out before in much the same way and among the same posters.
by RaggedMan
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 41151

Re: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton said in Australia that once Ben lost the lead , the plan was to sit 2 seconds behind Bottas. Secret code? Yeah, I was thinking, who is Ben? What? You’ve never heard of Ben Dover? https://i1.wp.com/bitsandpieces.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Ben-Dover-Plumbing.png?w=632 Source: https://i1.w...
by RaggedMan
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 41151

Re: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Siao7 wrote:
Option or Prime wrote:
Johnson wrote:Hamilton said in Australia that once Ben lost the lead, the plan was to sit 2 seconds behind Bottas.
Secret code?
Yeah, I was thinking, who is Ben?
What? You’ve never heard of Ben Dover?
by RaggedMan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 72862

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

I think you've done a very good job of creating a metric for the most successful drivers ever. Best though is a different story. I admire your effort. Well to my mind 'most successful' still = 'best' I'm afraid. How can you claim to be the best at something if you haven't proved it by results? Perh...
by RaggedMan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Ricciardo end up F1's right place wrong time guy?
Replies: 118
Views: 21108

Re: Will Ricciardo end up F1's right place wrong time guy?

Let’s not over-exaggerate. Ricciardo is a proven race winner and will have opportunities in F1 for at least the next decade, unless he voluntarily decides to retire early. With that said, his chances at a WDC will effectively be over if Hulkenberg beats him. At least the next decade? He is 30 years...
by RaggedMan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 72862

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

I think you've done a very good job of creating a metric for the most successful drivers ever. Best though is a different story. I admire your effort. I don't need to read any further to know that there is no sense in this thread going beyond this comment. All else is just personal preferences and ...
by RaggedMan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48455

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Instead of sprinklers in Monaco only bring the hardest compound tire and require the teams to use only spec front and rear wings with half the downforce and no DRS. Since it's pretty much a one off race anyway I'd have no problem with the spec wings for this one race on a circuit that's been outgrown.
by RaggedMan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 10013

Re: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019

Sad news. He was a fixture and valuable asset to the sport.

A friend was hospitalized for a week for a PE several years ago after a flight he was on was delayed for an hour and a half after boarding. He was in his 40’s at the time.
by RaggedMan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 34937

Re: Fastest lap stats

Another reason why Hamilton is the best driver on the grid perhaps? Perhaps because he had the best car for many years in succession? (Runs and hides) Maybe more because of 2017 and 2018? Are you trying to dispute that in the last 5 years (2014-2018) he actually had the best car? Please, for the lo...
by RaggedMan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 34937

Re: Fastest lap stats

Let's mix it up even more. The 10 fastest laps set by people on the lead lap, 5 laps after pitting/start/restart, get a point each. And this means if one driver gets all 10 fastest laps (while satisfying the conditions) then they get all 10 points - you just take the 10 fastest laps (that satisfy t...
by RaggedMan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Allison signs for Mercedes
Replies: 42
Views: 12947

Re: Allison signs for Mercedes

Ferrari improved when allison left. This is his first car at merc and looks like it has issues. Yes we dont know for sure yet, but it made me think whether hes actually any good? what has he done? bit part player in the ferrari success 00-05, then renault but clearly not responsible for the 05 and ...
by RaggedMan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115486

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Line

Forget Merc, if there's anyone I'd trust to nail the aero package it's Red Bull. And they've also gone for the maximum downforce route. But the Red Bull has a completely different aero concept that relies on a higher rake angle than Mercedes so the same front wing idea might not work as well for th...
by RaggedMan
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The future of F1.
Replies: 66
Views: 18151

Re: The future of F1.

I disagree with the cars being either noiseless or soulless. I've followed different forms of racing my whole life, in my mid-fifties now, and while I understand the visceral feel when you're around a high performance engine going at full belt that's never been the end all, be all of the sport to me...
by RaggedMan
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The future of F1.
Replies: 66
Views: 18151

Re: The future of F1.

The lack of sounds a huge problem & I don't know how they fix that other than maybe to hope the other aspects of the formula compensate for that. Like it or not, it won't be one in the long run. Eventually we'll just have a few generations of older people griping about the sound, and the fans of th...
by RaggedMan
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115486

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread

This years front wing IIRC is 200mm wider and 40mm higher but simpler.

No endplate elements to wash the air outward, no (or limited) vanes below the main plane, and simpler elements above.
by RaggedMan
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rich Energy Haas F1 VF-19 Revealed!
Replies: 49
Views: 15047

Re: Rich Energy Haas F1 VF-19 Revealed!

Anything is better than that “window putty” grey.
by RaggedMan
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Arrivederci Arrivabene
Replies: 154
Views: 35519

Re: Arrivederci Arrivabene

According to the top of the page the last time I logged on here was Dec 19th. I see that nothing much has changed. It's like your first trip back to your neighborhood bar after being away for awhile. The same core bunch of punters making the same arguments on the same topics as when you left. On one...
by RaggedMan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 F1 Concept Car image leaked
Replies: 36
Views: 10421

Re: 2021 F1 Concept Car image leaked

In general I like it and there are some good ideas there. It’s good that a lot of the fiddely bits aren’t there, but if the floor is still flat they’ll find a way back and DRS won’t go away.
by RaggedMan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 F1 Concept Car image leaked
Replies: 36
Views: 10421

Re: 2021 F1 Concept Car image leaked

Love the design but can someone explain why an unbranded colour scheme wasn't used by Ross Brawn? Looks like a promotion for Ferrari! This is one slide from a presentation that was probably more than a minute or two. For all we know there were several concepts shown from several constructors each i...
by RaggedMan
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 432034

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Having given this all of 10 seconds of thought...
Perhaps a car designed with a high rake philosophy relies more on the floor to produce down force which works better at high speeds is compromised with the lower speeds that are run when the track is wet.
by RaggedMan
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: EXPECT PlanetF1 Forum to CRASH! - GO KIMI!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 7364

Re: EXPECT PlanetF1 Forum to CRASH! - GO KIMI!!!!

OK, I get that but is it a REAL team sport? Would a true team sport have number 1 and a number 2 team members, some teams get more favourable terms than others. Its a special version and we accept its failings for the spectacle. However, at the end of the season has the best driver won the champion...
by RaggedMan
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: EXPECT PlanetF1 Forum to CRASH! - GO KIMI!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 7364

Re: EXPECT PlanetF1 Forum to CRASH! - GO KIMI!!!!

It is a team sport as much as it is an individual sport. The problem is a lot of fans want to see it only as an individual sport.

I want to see Kimi back on the top step again but if the team decides to swap the positions at this stage of the season I’ve got no problem with it.
by RaggedMan
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 333
Views: 38688

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Have Sauber made a statement yet about what turned their car left when the DRS failed to close? I’d think that the brake balance would be completely off with the DRS open. Any time there’s too much forward bias in the brakes the back end will try try to overtake the the front it’s jus a matter of w...
by RaggedMan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Halo confirmed for 2018!
Replies: 299
Views: 93147

Re: Halo confirmed for 2018!

I don't think the floor of the Mclaren did ever hit the Halo. As far as damage to the Halo goes, from the photos I've seen the carbon fiber wrapping did crack but there's no way to know at this point whether or not there was any damage to the steel structure beneath. The fuller quote from Whiting on...
by RaggedMan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 50832

Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread

In order to think that Vettel's pass was due mostly to PU power you'd have believe that the difference now is close to the difference Mercedes had at the start of 2014. How so? If one doesn't think that the ease that Vettel went past Hamilton had more to do with the slipstream than outright power o...
by RaggedMan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 333
Views: 38688

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Looks like the best chance of a Ferrari home victory in recent years. Really looking forward to seeing who's quicker here. In theory it should be Ferrari right? but I remember thinking that last year as there aren't any high speed corners and they were absolutely blown away by Mercedes. Should be i...
by RaggedMan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 50832

Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread

In order to think that Vettel's pass was due mostly to PU power you'd have believe that the difference now is close to the difference Mercedes had at the start of 2014.
by RaggedMan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Halo confirmed for 2018!
Replies: 299
Views: 93147

Re: Halo confirmed for 2018!

We know from the graphics that they put up at times that the cars have accelerometers in them which are most likely 6 axis, even though we only ever see 4 on TV. And, although we never see it on screen, we also know they have GPS chips on board which have a good chance of also including at least a d...
by RaggedMan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Halo confirmed for 2018!
Replies: 299
Views: 93147

Re: Halo confirmed for 2018!

This video shows Alonso's right front tyre heading directly for LeClerc's head and then being bounced away by the Halo. I don't think you could get a clearer demonstration of its real life utility. https://twitter.com/i/status/1034009643331330049 I don't get the relevance of comments like this. Tho...
by RaggedMan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Halo confirmed for 2018!
Replies: 299
Views: 93147

Re: Halo confirmed for 2018!

This video shows Alonso's right front tyre heading directly for LeClerc's head and then being bounced away by the Halo. I don't think you could get a clearer demonstration of its real life utility. https://twitter.com/i/status/1034009643331330049 I don't get the relevance of comments like this. Tho...