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by LITE992
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: In-Depth Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ground effects
Replies: 4
Views: 20423

Ground effects

My question: Is it possible for wing development to be limited in favour of ground effects? Can ground effects replace the downforce lost from less complex wings? Would it be cheaper?
by LITE992
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Favorite flat out, full throttle section?
Replies: 38
Views: 6325

Re: Favorite flat out, full throttle section?

Stavelot to Bus Stop. If you have the car, you can go flat out through the second Stavelot which takes you close to the barrier, and then of course you had through Blanchimont.
by LITE992
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Champion Against The Odds
Replies: 13
Views: 2667

Re: Champion Against The Odds

I think what Horner was saying was just about the last race.
by LITE992
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How do we know that the F2012 was not a good car?
Replies: 143
Views: 14643

Re: How do we know that the F2012 was not a good car?

RickM wrote:If I'm not mistaken, didnt they have a rather major upgrade early to mid season that involved a new chassis?

Barcelona
by LITE992
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: schumacher's and rosberg's race pace
Replies: 49
Views: 6319

Re: schumacher's and rosberg's race pace

And now this thread turns into an orange thread.
by LITE992
Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which F1 technology would you like to see a return of?
Replies: 37
Views: 3884

Re: Which F1 technology would you like to see a return of?

Ground effects (limited IndyCar style)

Movable aero

Wider rear tires

Relaxed engine and KERS rules
by LITE992
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The empty spots...
Replies: 163
Views: 24077

Re: The empty spots...

Pic's not a rookie, either.
by LITE992
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: But really, How good is Vettel?
Replies: 159
Views: 18968

Re: But really, How good is Vettel?

Rule #25: Relation to the original topic decreases with every single post.
Rule #26: Any topic can be easily turned into something unrelated.
by LITE992
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The empty spots...
Replies: 163
Views: 24077

Re: The empty spots...

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/379417_474489335920026_749078476_n.png Nothing official, it could be another false rumor. Bruno isn't English. I'd take that with a pinch of salt right now. Think that he wanted to say "He will be the first driver in the english team". Caterha...
by LITE992
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Car Launch Dates - post them here.
Replies: 64
Views: 10338

Re: 2013 Car Launch Dates - post them here.

I really liked the black and white livery Sauber had in 2012, and hope that they use something similar.
by LITE992
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: will Cosworth stick around in F1...
Replies: 14
Views: 2165

Re: will Cosworth stick around in F1...

I wonder what engine Marussia would use if Cosworth leaves. Marussia's manufactured cars all use Cosworth engines.
by LITE992
Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paul Ricard
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: Paul Ricard

I wish they would keep the straight uninterrupted. I think they should now because of the large runoffs they have over there.
by LITE992
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 teammate battles you are excited about
Replies: 43
Views: 6139

Re: 2013 teammate battles you are excited about

Hamilton vs. Rosberg

Massa vs. Alonso

Perez vs. Button

Maldonado vs. Bottas
by LITE992
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: But really, How good is Vettel?
Replies: 159
Views: 18968

Re: But really, How good is Vettel?

I said roughly on the same level, but I personally think he's slightly lower than both. Of course he is still very young, so i think with a couple more years of experience he will be much better.
by LITE992
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Caption Fernando Claus
Replies: 36
Views: 4426

Re: Caption Fernando Claus

"I'll expect this back at the end of the year."
by LITE992
Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What's your top 5 schumi drives
Replies: 11
Views: 1841

Re: What's your top 5 schumi drives

Spain 1994 when he was stuck in 5th gear for most of the race, and still finish second. He used his knowledge of racing sports cars and applied it to the situation. He even made pit stops in 5th gear.
by LITE992
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: End of the road for Cosworth? Updated
Replies: 10
Views: 3433

Re: End of the road for Cosworth?

Marussia's cars have always used Cosworth engines, so it would make sense for them to stick with Cosworth.
by LITE992
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How did 2012 alter your perceptions?
Replies: 32
Views: 4630

Re: How did 2012 alter your perceptions?

Vettel: My opinion went up towards the end of the season when he had to overcome some adversities, particularly in Abu Dhabi and Brazil. Alonso: He always impresses me, and in 2012 it was no exception. How he was able to lead the championship for so long was a testament to his talent. Hamilton: He`s...
by LITE992
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which drivers deserved 1 or more WDC's?
Replies: 71
Views: 8910

Re: Which drivers deserved 1 or more WDC's?

2005 - Raikkonen
2006 - Schumacher
2007 - Hamilton
2008 - Hamilton
2009 - Button
2010 - Vettel
2011 - Vettel
2012 - Alonso
by LITE992
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA scrap aero/bodywork changes for 2014
Replies: 64
Views: 7539

Re: FIA scrap aero/bodywork changes for 2014

They should have brought in ground effects to compensate for the reduction in downforce. Like what Indy has right now.
by LITE992
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Interesting fact: Sebastian Vettel Top Overtaker in 2012
Replies: 85
Views: 12719

Re: Interesting fact: Sebastian Vettel Top Overtaker in 2012

Quark wrote:All overtakes, only on 5 top teams
Counting only overtakes on the teams of Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Lotus and Mercedes
1. Sebastian Vettel – 28 on-track overtakes
2. Lewis Hamilton – 25
3. Jenson Button – 22
4. Kimi Räikkönen – 21
5. Felipe Massa – 16

Deal with it :smug:
by LITE992
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long have you been watching F1?
Replies: 140
Views: 14641

Re: How long have you been watching F1?

Since 2011. I watched a little bit of F1 during the Schumacher domination days, but was never interested in it. Then one day F1 crossed my mind and I watched the Malaysian Grand Prix. I kept watching but the races seemed pretty boring until Canada 2011 won me over.
by LITE992
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The end of HRT thread
Replies: 42
Views: 5584

Re: The end of HRT thread

Arent the driver numbers based on the previous years drivers championship positions? Did something change? Lewis ended 4th this year but he gets No 10 next year. I though drivers take their numbers with them. I dont get it. Only the WDC takes #1 (and #2 for teammate) with him. All other teams are i...
by LITE992
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Question about the old points system
Replies: 6
Views: 2104

Question about the old points system

Back in the 80's and before that, a certain number of the driver's best results counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Why was this done? Because of poor reliability back then?
by LITE992
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Caterham second seat?
Replies: 18
Views: 3148

Re: Caterham second seat?

I would like Alguersuari to come back, but he deserves better than Caterham. I picked Van der Garde.

If not those two, then Petrov. I don't want him to go.
by LITE992
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: why di resta never wears a cap ?
Replies: 92
Views: 25642

Re: why di resta never wears a cap ?

I thought drivers had to wear their hats because of sponsorship reasons.
by LITE992
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How shumy was so quick in his prime
Replies: 23
Views: 6319

Re: How shumy was so quick in his prime

http://abulafiaf1.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/driving-styles-part-b-more-thoughts-and-michael-schumacher/ This is a very interesting read. It tells us how Schumacher was able to enter the corner fast, and then straighten his car much earlier to get a better exit. As said before he was on the throttle ...
by LITE992
Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi and the escape road
Replies: 55
Views: 11073

Re: Kimi and the escape road

"He's going to somewhere in Sao Paulo."
by LITE992
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grand finales: 2010 vs 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1957

Re: Grand finales: 2010 vs 2012

The safety car in Abu Dhabi 2010 caused Rosberg, Petrov, etc, to pit very early for primes. It turned out to be a quick enough tire for them to have the gap to Alonso small enough to pass him when he pitted. In hindsight, if Ferrari didn't react after Webber pitted, Alonso could (I speculate) have o...
by LITE992
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Thank you Schumi
Replies: 73
Views: 7921

Re: Thank you Schumi

He's simply the best.
by LITE992
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: German GP: Nurburgring or Hockenheimring?
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

German GP: Nurburgring or Hockenheimring?

Personally I think Nurburgring is a much better circuit than Hockenheim (the new one, obviously).
by LITE992
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Awards for the 2012 season
Replies: 67
Views: 10177

Re: Awards for the 2012 season

Best Driver: Fernando Alonso Best Team: Ferrari Best Car: Red Bull Best Wet Weather Driver: Fernando Alonso Best Overtaker: Kimi Räikkönen Best Rookie: Charles Pic Most Improved Driver: Bruno Senna Best Qualifier: Pastor Maldonado Best Tire Management: Sergio Pérez Surprise of the Season: Maldonado'...
by LITE992
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Awards for the 2012 season
Replies: 67
Views: 10177

Awards for the 2012 season

Best Driver:
Best Team:
Best Car:
Best Wet Weather Driver:
Best Overtaker:
Best Rookie:
Most Improved Driver:
Best Qualifier:
Best Tire Management:
Surprise of the Season:
Disappointment of the Season:
Funniest Moment of the Season:
Best Drive:
Best Overtake:
Best Race:
Driver to Watch:
by LITE992
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Michael Signs Off
Replies: 35
Views: 7585

Re: Michael Signs Off

Farewell to the best
by LITE992
Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Embarising that button didn't beat Hamilton
Replies: 38
Views: 4748

Re: Embarising that button didn't beat Hamilton

In their three seasons together who scored the most points?
by LITE992
Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Don't want to fuel the fire, but JB deserved that win
Replies: 52
Views: 5998

Re: Don't want to fuel the fire, but JB deserved that win

I'm not a Button fan but he knows how to drive in these conditions and it clearly showed. He deserved that win.
by LITE992
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RBR to be called Infiniti Red Bull Racing for 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 4984

Re: RBR to be called Infiniti Red Bull Racing for 2013

So, two questions. First question: If I have it wrong, and the car 'make' isn't actually a Red Bull, then what is it? Second question: With Infinity essentially being Nissan, does that mean I would then be able to finally answer the question from non-F1 fans that the Red Bull is a Nissan car withou...
by LITE992
Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The myth of the super fast Red Bull
Replies: 56
Views: 8310

Re: The myth of the super fast Red Bull

The McLaren has been the fastest all season but it has not been the best car. Their reliability ruined that for them.
by LITE992
Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The next *new* WDC?
Replies: 51
Views: 7206

Re: The next *new* WDC?

Maldonado, if the Williams is stronger