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by RunningMan
Sun May 15, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rosberg V Hamilton Crash Debate/Poll [MERGED]
Replies: 742
Views: 60583

Re: Rosberg Vs Hamilton Spanish gp crash. The debate

I think thats 50/50 imo. Rosberg covered him too late and I think he was surprised by the closing speed. That being said, if there was a wall there would Hamilton have tried to send one up the inside? I think he placed a hell of alot of trust in Rosberg to give him space and essentially yield first ...
by RunningMan
Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top Ten Chassis of 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4553

Re: Top Ten Chassis of 2015

1. Red Bull 2. Ferrari . Mercedes 4. Toro Rosso 5. McLaren 6. Williams 7. Force India 8. Lotus 9. Sauber 10. Manor Had a hard time ranking McLaren (hard to gauge) and Ferrari vs Mercedes. On the one hand Ferrari's PU is still not on the Merc's level and despite that they could run with Mercedes at ...
by RunningMan
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled
Replies: 212
Views: 21953

Re: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled

Ferrari are (rightly) going to veto the fairy cakes out of this. I read somewhere that it might not be possible for them to do so under the terms of their veto arrangement. Can't remember exactly but IIRC they'd have to argue they'd be at a disadvantage and that would be difficult IIRC, Ferrari's v...
by RunningMan
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled
Replies: 212
Views: 21953

Re: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled

Ferrari are (rightly) going to veto the fairy cakes out of this. I read somewhere that it might not be possible for them to do so under the terms of their veto arrangement. Can't remember exactly but IIRC they'd have to argue they'd be at a disadvantage and that would be difficult IIRC, Ferrari's v...
by RunningMan
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled
Replies: 212
Views: 21953

Re: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled

Ferrari are (rightly) going to veto the fairy cakes out of this.
by RunningMan
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mclaren Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 4983

Re: Mclaren Progress

It seems Honda knows where the problem lies, and what they need to fix it. Using a new turbo housing will improve the power and harvesting for next year, but unless they can sort out the reliability, which there is no real reason they have not this year, they are still going to be rubbish. Honda ha...
by RunningMan
Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Brazilian GP Race thread
Replies: 214
Views: 18090

Re: 2015 Brazilian GP Race thread

I remember all the crap Nico got for finishing 2-5 seconds behind Hamilton everytime.

It's because it's impossible to overtake, not because Nico is slow
by RunningMan
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: GP Brazil 2015 free practice and quali thread
Replies: 59
Views: 10293

Re: GP Brazil 2015 free practice and quali thread

Covalent wrote:Was there a reason given why Lewis didn't take part in the post-quali top three pose?


He crashed into a few cars in parc ferme as he was tired and his foot slipped.
by RunningMan
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: GP Brazil 2015 free practice and quali thread
Replies: 59
Views: 10293

Re: GP Brazil 2015 free practice and quali thread

Double podium for Mclaren-Honda.
by RunningMan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: USGP future now in limbo
Replies: 29
Views: 4079

Re: USGP future now in limbo

It's not really that surprising. This is it's 3rd year and the honeymoon period is very much over, now is the time where the people footing the bill are starting to ask themselves if it's worth it, and the answer is probably not.
by RunningMan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari matched the Mercs at last
Replies: 50
Views: 7246

Re: Ferrari matched the Mercs at last

In terms of ICE power maybe, but I'm doubtful Ferrari have matched them on the ERS side of things. I'm also sceptical about that Ferrari chassis, I don't think it's that good. I think it's solid, but If this wasn't such an engine dominated formula, I reckon the chassis would still be in the region o...
by RunningMan
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis: Merc were ‘extra warm’ to Rosberg
Replies: 337
Views: 25843

Re: Lewis: Merc were ‘extra warm’ to Rosberg

I wish they had let him stay out. He's right, there's no risk, the titles are decided, let them go at each other for once. Shouldn't Hamilton help Rosberg secure 2nd place in the WDC? After all, he's already won everything on the plate. If Hamilton isn't, then I guess Mercedes are trying to do that...
by RunningMan
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis: Merc were ‘extra warm’ to Rosberg
Replies: 337
Views: 25843

Re: Lewis: Merc were ‘extra warm’ to Rosberg

I wish they had let him stay out. He's right, there's no risk, the titles are decided, let them go at each other for once. Shouldn't Hamilton help Rosberg secure 2nd place in the WDC? After all, he's already won everything on the plate. If Hamilton isn't, then I guess Mercedes are trying to do that...
by RunningMan
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis: Merc were ‘extra warm’ to Rosberg
Replies: 337
Views: 25843

Re: Lewis: Merc were ‘extra warm’ to Rosberg

Let's not forget his "no gusts of wind" remark in the press conference either. Hamilton is a fantastic driver no doubt, but he is still very petulant out of the car, especially when things aren't going his way. I mean, you tried to steal a race by disobeying instructions yet he's the one w...
by RunningMan
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso vs Button
Replies: 224
Views: 24786

Re: Alonso vs Button

I kinda felt like Alonso has given up. After his "if we're not scoring points I'm retiring" message from Austin, then telling the team after 3 corners "I'm retiring"... Most drivers would question the loss in power and then wait for the team to see if it could be fixed. There wa...
by RunningMan
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso vs Button
Replies: 224
Views: 24786

Re: Alonso vs Button

I think Alonso was the winner today. He didn't waste 90 minutes of his life driving that piece of crap
by RunningMan
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari veto maximum price for customer engines
Replies: 127
Views: 11709

Re: Ferrari veto maximum price for customer engines

James Allen has posted a similair article here What I find interesting is this Meanwhile the EU Competition Commissioner will be watching closely, wondering how one competitor can be allowed to decide the rules of a global sport and at the same time insist on financially crippling the smaller compet...
by RunningMan
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who had the best Runner Up Season?
Replies: 45
Views: 4419

Re: Who had the best Runner Up Season?

Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see Massa in 2008 mentioned... but the last turn on the last lap from being a WDC after having already won the race? A painful ending in his home country, but not a bad season for him. Can you imagine if he had clinched it in Brazil! In my mind, I'm interpreting OP's...
by RunningMan
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Hat throw of frustration or bad sportsmanship!
Replies: 119
Views: 17988

Re: The Hat throw of frustration or bad sportsmanship!

Imagine losing like that, and sitting in that chair. Then the winner takes the #2 hat and throws it in your lap. Honestly, Hamilton was asking for drama right there.

"Here take this 2nd place hat that says 2nd place on it. It's for the 2nd place driver."
by RunningMan
Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso vs Button
Replies: 224
Views: 24786

Re: Alonso vs Button

You seem very willing to point out the times FA had issues, but JB's issues do not get mentioned, What? Did you read my post? I will give you a painstaking analysis of both drivers' issues then: Malaysia - Alonso was leading Button before his car died. Bahrain - No qualifying or start for Button. S...
by RunningMan
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 manufacturers to hold engine rules summit
Replies: 39
Views: 4220

Re: F1 manufacturers to hold engine rules summit

F1 engine manufacturers, FIA agree in-season development for 2016 m The amount of tokens available will remain at 32, with the areas that were due to be blocked off for development - upper/lower crankcase, valve drive, part of the crankshaft, air-valve system and ancillaries drive - remaining open....
by RunningMan
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Endurance Racing Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 60039

Re: Official Endurance Racing Thread

I'm sure it was completely accidental. Scheduling Baku 7 days after Canada? That could only be an honest mistake, no one would intentionally be that silly
by RunningMan
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 manufacturers to hold engine rules summit
Replies: 39
Views: 4220

Re: F1 manufacturers to hold engine rules summit

I would like to see all the engines benchmarked by the FIA in terms of horsepower. The manufacturer of the most powerful engine would only get say, 8 tokens, then other manufacturers would get more depending on how far down on power they were relative to the best - ie this year Ferrari would be giv...
by RunningMan
Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 manufacturers to hold engine rules summit
Replies: 39
Views: 4220

Re: F1 manufacturers to hold engine rules summit

There's a chance that we'll see derestricted engine development, then? Good. Let's hope it happens. Yes and no. The token system will still stand, but the areas that they can improve will be removed. The manufacturers would have already worked under the assumption that certain areas would not be op...
by RunningMan
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 manufacturers to hold engine rules summit
Replies: 39
Views: 4220

Re: F1 manufacturers to hold engine rules summit

It's a nice idea in principle, but I'd be amazed if anything comes out of this summit. Having everyone agree on something is a rarity in F1
by RunningMan
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pirelli have won new contract for 2017-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 5986

Re: Pirelli have won new contract for 2017-2019

Let's be completely honest here, we all knew this was going to happen

Michelin were only doing this for some easy publicity
by RunningMan
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Russian GP Race thread
Replies: 651
Views: 52322

Re: 2015 Russian GP Race thread



Think this is what Bottas is thinking
by RunningMan
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda Spends last of Tokens
Replies: 44
Views: 7957

Re: Honda Spends last of Tokens

Considering how little have they improved so far (using most of them), they might need hundreds of tokens to beat Mercedes Their problems are ERS related (specifically compressor IIRC). They need to redesign their compressor and that's not something you can do with the amount of tokens they have. M...
by RunningMan
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 14504

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

Wherever the next engine formula takes us, loosing the MGU-H would be a step backwards, as would a return to a larger NA engine.
by RunningMan
Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 14504

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

Hmmm... Yes, I think there has to be a trade off between the two, obviously, and the example of Honda and Mercedes has nothing to do with it. One is a failure of design and the other is a success, and one is much more developed and tested than the other. You can get up to 500-600hp out of a 2 liter...
by RunningMan
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 14504

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

Seriously? No one thinks that the V8 couldn't have been developed to produce 1,000+ hp? The end of their development cycle? I have my doubts about that. I don't think they could have. Not in the form they were using them. The V8's were putting out in the region of 700-750HP without KERS. I don't th...
by RunningMan
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 14504

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

Seriously? No one thinks that the V8 couldn't have been developed to produce 1,000+ hp? The end of their development cycle? I have my doubts about that. I don't think they could have. Not in the form they were using them. The V8's were putting out in the region of 700-750HP without KERS. I don't th...
by RunningMan
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 14504

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

Seriously? No one thinks that the V8 couldn't have been developed to produce 1,000+ hp? The end of their development cycle? I have my doubts about that. I don't think they could have. Not in the form they were using them. The V8's were putting out in the region of 700-750HP without KERS. I don't th...
by RunningMan
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 14504

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

Yes, these new PU's cost more, but that's not the full story. The V8s were subsidised as part of Max Mosley's cost cutting efforts. While the V8s indeed cost customer teams around £8 million compared to the £20 million of the V6s. In real terms the V8s actually cost around £15 million each, but Mosl...
by RunningMan
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 14504

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

The engines are vastly more expensive than those they replaced, so I agree with you that from a cost perspective they were a step in the wrong direction and have been counter-productive. However, they are much more powerful than the older engines, so the bit about being slower is not true. It is th...
by RunningMan
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Michelin promises F1 tyres that will make drivers 'happy'
Replies: 45
Views: 4848

Re: Michelin promises F1 tyres that will make drivers 'happy

This is just PR talk from Michelin. They're not going to get picked because their agenda is at odds with Bernie's agenda. Anyone who seriously believes Michelin will get picked and live up to what they're promising is deluding themselves. Michelin get the chance to look like the "good guys"...
by RunningMan
Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Italian GP Race Thread
Replies: 680
Views: 55049

Re: 2015 Italian GP Race Thread

HS Thompson wrote:
Well if you can't be bothered then it must not be very important to you to know what you're talking about then.


There really is no need for you to be behaving like this.
by RunningMan
Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Italian GP Race Thread
Replies: 680
Views: 55049

Re: 2015 Italian GP Race Thread

If the car is in breach of a technical regulation, it's a DQ end of story. History shows you are completely and totally wrong, but keep believing that if you want. Care to list some examples of a car being in breach of a technical regulation and not been disqualified? Are you reading this thread? T...
by RunningMan
Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Italian GP Race Thread
Replies: 680
Views: 55049

Re: 2015 Italian GP Race Thread

HS Thompson wrote:
RunningMan wrote:If the car is in breach of a technical regulation, it's a DQ end of story.



History shows you are completely and totally wrong, but keep believing that if you want.


Care to list some examples of a car being in breach of a technical regulation and not been disqualified?