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by hittheapex
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button wins Super GT title in his rookie year
Replies: 19
Views: 5786

Re: Jenson Button wins Super GT title in his rookie year

Fine achievement, several F1 drivers have tried touring cars and not won a race, let alone a title.
by hittheapex
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the 200 club
Replies: 31
Views: 6135

Re: Rank the 200 club

Nice idea. Shows how F1 careers became longer thanks to better safety and also more races in each year. No driver on this list started an F1 race before 1977 IIRC. Graham Hill and Jack Brabham were both around for ages and would be well in to the 200 club if they'd done the same number of seasons an...
by hittheapex
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed - Hulk to Renault! (See Ya Later)
Replies: 58
Views: 12039

Re: Confirmed - Hulk to Renault! (See Ya Later)

Force India may go on to win races but I don't see them ever winning a title. I see this as a no brainer for Hulkenberg. May have to take some pain for 2017 but long term it could come good. And even if it doesn't, he'll have a very nice pension sorted after the two years if the reported salary figu...
by hittheapex
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vintage F1 thread
Replies: 180
Views: 299706

Re: Vintage F1 thread

Not Formula One, but related in spirit: during the 1916 season in the USA during the American Grand Prize road race at Santa Monica, California, championship leader Dario Resta had to retire his leading Peugeot GP car with an electrical fault on lap 19 of 48. So desparate was Resta to win the Champ...
by hittheapex
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen, Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso - crash kids
Replies: 217
Views: 27164

Re: Verstappen, Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso - crash kids

The reactive rather than proactive attitude of the stewarding is the worry. Verstappen's block on Raikkonen on the straight is the type of thing you expect in a video game, not in real life when there is no "restart" option when your car flies through the air. Grosjean was punished after causing a s...
by hittheapex
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Funny Article on F1 as an Olympic Sport
Replies: 20
Views: 4069

Re: Funny Article on F1 as an Olympic Sport

mikeyg123 wrote:The winners medal would probably be the lightest piece of Gold Hamilton's had round his neck in years.
:lol:
by hittheapex
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who's Had the Best Teammates? (Now With Legends!)
Replies: 96
Views: 10541

Re: Who's Had the Best Teammates? (Now With Legends!)

Mansell had it tough with de Angelis, Keke Rosberg, Piquet and Prost as team-mates. Farina had Fangio then Ascari as team-mates, can't get much tougher than that. Indeed, don't know how I passed over Farina, but I did. A shame that it was such a lethal era and that Fangio and Ascari didn't have mor...
by hittheapex
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who's Had the Best Teammates? (Now With Legends!)
Replies: 96
Views: 10541

Re: Who's Had the Best Teammates? (Now With Legends!)

Great OP sandman, I had a look at this a few years back as well, looking at how much of a driver's career they spent at the same team as a world champion, future champion or race winner. Although Massa, Prost, Lauda and Nico Rosberg made my top dozen or so drivers for toughest teammates, most of the...
by hittheapex
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How should the FIA tackle track limit abuse?
Replies: 48
Views: 6159

Re: How should the FIA tackle track limit abuse?

Keep it simple. Bring back grass and gravel, raise the kerbs just a little. Not high enough to launch cars through the air but enough that cars can't run over them and still corner completely flat. Circuits that look like those we saw at the turn of the century, but with 15 years further advance in ...
by hittheapex
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 681
Views: 59750

Re: 2016 British Grand Prix Race Thread

The stewards and race director really need to be held to account after this weekend. They care about the drivers. Nothing matters more. There's a difference between caring for drivers and going too far. Drivers themselves said it wasn't too far from inters on lap 2, so surely wets are adequate. It'...
by hittheapex
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Beginning of the end of the old order? Herbie Blash is off.
Replies: 15
Views: 2963

Re: Beginning of the end of the old order? Herbie Blash is o

I also shared a urinal with Alonso in the F1 paddock... he was way shorter than I thought he was. Sounds like the paddock could do with at least one more urinal. Or an "engaged" sign. ;) But seriously nice stories, interesting to hear about Marko. He gets a hard time but behind the competition ther...
by hittheapex
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs rosberg. Part 265
Replies: 1070
Views: 99300

Re: Hamilton vs rosberg. Part 265

The entry point was Rosberg's fault. But Hamilton's re-entry to the track and hitting Rosberg looks wrong too. They didn't touch when Hamilton re-joined. Taking a line to prevent someone re-joining the track is the worst part of this for me. Very unsportsmanlikes from Rosberg. Basically, Rosberg th...
by hittheapex
Sun May 29, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Monaco GP race thread
Replies: 1027
Views: 111960

Re: 2016 Monaco GP race thread

Inappropriate quote removed.
by hittheapex
Sun May 29, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Monaco GP race thread
Replies: 1027
Views: 111960

Re: 2016 Monaco GP race thread

I can't recall seeing a worse move than that in almost 20 years since Fisichella and Ralf Schumacher crashed into each other at Jordan. There have been divebombs between different drivers, but between team mates in a struggling team? Dear me.
by hittheapex
Sun May 29, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Monaco GP race thread
Replies: 1027
Views: 111960

Re: 2016 Monaco GP race thread

I'm sorry that James Hunt isn't still commentating, he would have been most unambiguous about that move from Kvyat.
by hittheapex
Sun May 29, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Monaco GP race thread
Replies: 1027
Views: 111960

Re: 2016 Monaco GP race thread

Nice save from Sainz.
by hittheapex
Sun May 29, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Monaco GP race thread
Replies: 1027
Views: 111960

Re: 2016 Monaco GP race thread

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by hittheapex
Sun May 22, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Huge crash at Red Bull Ring today
Replies: 31
Views: 5707

Re: Huge crash at Red Bull Ring today

Even knowing that there is a crash in that video, it is still a shock when it happens, dreadful accident. I'm amazed Tveter is not injured any worse, but that's the strength of the cars now.
by hittheapex
Sun May 01, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2016 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread!
Replies: 217
Views: 19583

Re: Official 2016 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread!

But looking at the second time Kvyat hit Seb it seemed he had no intention to slow down like he just wanted to ram him of the track... I'd like to see the telemetry. ("Would you now?" say the FIA). Drivers can be caught out badly, thinking of when Ralf was launched after Villeneuve's engine failure...
by hittheapex
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Greatest Formula 1 driver
Replies: 565
Views: 107168

Re: Greatest Formula 1 driver

They have obviously gone to great lengths to develop a complex model. The summary even mentions the importance of teams versus driver ability on street circuits compared to the rest. It also states that driver performance against team mates is a factor. Which makes sense to me, except that Christian...
by hittheapex
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New Qualifying Format - Staggered Eliminations
Replies: 317
Views: 33607

Re: New Qualifying Format - Staggered Eliminations

Well they could just as well bring the 1 lap qualy back. One chance to push like hell, no worries about preserving fuel or tyres no blocking from others and hopefully no grid penalties. And there will be constant action too allbeit only 1 car at a time. :thumbup: More simple to understand than the ...
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New Qualifying Format - Staggered Eliminations
Replies: 317
Views: 33607

Re: New Qualifying Format - Staggered Eliminations

Even in "unlimited" F1 before restrictions on engines and gearboxes teams and drivers did not do this. Therefore I fail to see how this won't end up as drivers cruising round pointlessly like they did with "fuel burning" in 2008, then pit for their real tyres and do a run. Like a lot of things intro...
by hittheapex
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If F1 was high school, which driver would be most popular?
Replies: 27
Views: 4623

Re: If F1 was high school, which driver would be most popula

Depends on the high school. If it was an American TV show high school, who is the best looking with a rich parent? If it was my school, who is the most useless prick? Kimi is probably the answer. He's high school cool with his drinking and shenanigans. He's a bit of a bad boy in some respects but n...
by hittheapex
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will be 2016 WDC?
Replies: 224
Views: 22821

Re: Who will be 2016 WDC?

If the cars are at all equal, my money would be on Vettel to win. If it's the same scenario as the last two years then I don't see Rosberg beating Lewis. I agree. I think Hamilton and Mercedes will have a harder time of it this year but short of a 2012-esque run of bad luck, I see Hamilton taking i...
by hittheapex
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Magnussen to Replace Maldonado?
Replies: 197
Views: 26431

Re: Magnussen to Replace Maldonado?

Webber doesn't seem to rate Maldonado very highly http://planetf1.com/news/webber-vettels-the-best-maldonado-the-worst/ Asked who was the ‘worst driver he’d ever shared a track with’, he (Webber) answered: “Probably Maldonado. “He’s out of his depth and just shouldn’t be there. He’s making up the n...
by hittheapex
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is anyone expecting a surprise this season?
Replies: 47
Views: 7432

Re: Is anyone expecting a surprise this season?

How about Renault being the slowest on the grid in Australia? They had no money last year to develop this year's car, and they're about to switch to a much weaker engine. Even the team have admitted that making it out of Q1 in the early part of the season will be a struggle (see this month's F1 Rac...
by hittheapex
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So.... What's right with F1 ?
Replies: 45
Views: 8495

Re: So.... What's right with F1 ?

I know that some drivers still miss out on seats because of money but I think the standard of the grid in depth has rarely been higher than it is now. Looking back, I can't remember a year that didn't have a driver that was there without money in some way or another and the standard of pay drivers i...
by hittheapex
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Single GP Winners
Replies: 23
Views: 4086

Re: F1 Single GP Winners

All on this list are fine drivers, but if I had to pick five: Fagioli-Just look at his performances when he was over 50 years old next to such as Fangio, Farina and Ascari. One of the best drivers never to win a title in my opinion. Musso-POB took the words out of my mouth. Racing in the same space ...
by hittheapex
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Create the perfect F1 Driver
Replies: 41
Views: 5965

Re: Create the perfect F1 Driver

Qualifying Pace: Senna. Arguably the biggest single element of his ability that made him a legend. Race Pace: Clark. How many more could he have won... Race Craft: Hamilton. Hard choice, made harder by the "one use only," rule here. With the exception of 2011, he has been superb. Tyre Management: Pr...
by hittheapex
Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 1st female F1 pioneer has passed away
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Re: 1st female F1 pioneer has passed away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK_W5wCZw9E

I remember this wonderful advert that Maserati made some years ago that features de Filippis and it was this I thought of when I saw the news that she had passed away.
by hittheapex
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Boring Time in Motorsports - Driver Comparisons
Replies: 54
Views: 5999

Re: Boring Time in Motorsports - Driver Comparisons

Kev627 wrote:If Montoya is considered a number 1 driver by many who / what sort of driver would make his perfect number 2?
"The perfect teammate is two seconds a lap slower"-Gerhard Berger
by hittheapex
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Boring Time in Motorsports - Driver Comparisons
Replies: 54
Views: 5999

Re: Boring Time in Motorsports - Driver Comparisons

I can't choose between de Angelis and Montoya.
by hittheapex
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gutierrez being evaluated for '17 drive at Ferrari
Replies: 73
Views: 16253

Re: Gutierrez being evaluated for '17 drive at Ferrari

GUT was one of those that so far did not impress in any way. But, if he develops himself, why not? There were drivers that, at first did not impress even for a few years, being beaten by their fellows drivers, but than shined afterwards . Mansell was regularly beaten by De Angelis but became a lege...
by hittheapex
Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gutierrez being evaluated for '17 drive at Ferrari
Replies: 73
Views: 16253

Re: Gutierrez being evaluated for '17 drive at Ferrari

This reminds me of an exchange between Murray Walker and Martin Brundle during Monaco qualifying:

Murray: "There's some debate in the paddock about whether Rosset is good enough for F1."
Brundle: "It's a fairly short debate Murray."
by hittheapex
Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso caring only for himself and not the sport
Replies: 71
Views: 10447

Re: Alonso caring only for himself and not the sport

I also agree with Alonso. Testing is arguably less of an issue in a spec series. But in a series such as F1, where innovation and creativity is key, then it's positively foolhardy not to allow testing. And if the smaller teams cannot afford any testing, then why are they competing? How much money d...
by hittheapex
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Late season Hamilton's slump is maybe due to this??
Replies: 25
Views: 5454

Re: Late season Hamilton's slump is maybe due to this??

specdecible wrote:
hittheapex wrote:
specdecible wrote:I'm eagerly awaiting his single "Maybe it's 'cause I'm Black", should be a chart topper.
With a bonus track "You Can Leave Your Cap On"
featuring Nico Rosberg?
Maybe not on the vocals, but he'll be great in the music video :D
by hittheapex
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Late season Hamilton's slump is maybe due to this??
Replies: 25
Views: 5454

Re: Late season Hamilton's slump is maybe due to this??

specdecible wrote:I'm eagerly awaiting his single "Maybe it's 'cause I'm Black", should be a chart topper.
With a bonus track "You Can Leave Your Cap On"
by hittheapex
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Mercedes switch 'emotional' - Button
Replies: 90
Views: 23128

Re: Hamilton's Mercedes switch 'emotional' - Button

Fair comments in my opinion. It was a will he, won't he through 2012 and then that Singapore DNF comes at a crunch point in the season and it wasn't the first time things had gone wrong. It just tipped the balance. History will show that he made the wrong choice by staying with the marquee team. The...
by hittheapex
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Has anyone read Max Mosley's autobiography?
Replies: 12
Views: 2302

Re: Has anyone read Max Mosley's autobiography?

Jenson's Understeer wrote:If he ever reads this, I imagine he'll think you're so wrong that he just feels sorry for you. ;)
:lol: