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by Pole2Win
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Liberty's Blueprint Revealed for Formula 1 - 2021 onwards!
Replies: 106
Views: 28314

Re: Liberty's Blueprint Revealed for Formula 1 - 2021 onward

Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO at Formula One, said: "Formula One is a sport with a rich history. We want to preserve, protect and enhance that history by unleashing F1s potential, by putting our fans at the heart of a more competitive and more exciting sport. We are driven by one desire: to create ...
by Pole2Win
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 129422

Re: When will everyone realize McLaren's wearing no clothes?

The thing is if the Honda engine has truly gotten its act together McLaren will look stupid, giving up works team status and yes the Renault engine is good but its not a works deal is it? And they partly did it to keep Alonso happy, a driver whom is reaching retirement age and whose mind is already...
by Pole2Win
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 129422

Re: When will everyone realize McLaren's wearing no clothes?

1.8 seconds slower than Red Bull with the same engine At this track, yeah. It wasn't that much in Melbourne. We'll see where they are at season's end, but I'll be the first to admit that today was a major fail by the Woking squad. Bahrain is very hot. Bad for the engine. Seems McLaren's clothes are...
by Pole2Win
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA seeking how to get more overtaking.
Replies: 58
Views: 25029

Re: FIA seeking how to get more overtaking.

To me it's simple, the more variables introduced to the equation, the greater the chance of a variety of results occurring. Even with multiple choices in a car design, within two years all the teams find the optimal configuration. A very good example is the V-10. At the time of it's introduction V-...
by Pole2Win
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What would happen if Haas beat Ferrari?
Replies: 43
Views: 10581

Re: What would happen if Haas beat Ferrari?

This is never gonna happen. Ferrari is never as kind to their clients as others. It has been this way since when they first raced in F1, which is funny when you realize Enzo Ferrari began his career as a third-party who ran Alfa Romeo's racing cars. Last time there was a chance of it happening was a...
by Pole2Win
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Saturday sprint race
Replies: 86
Views: 14110

Re: Saturday sprint race

Not a bad idea.

And make Monaco a 600km event while we're at it. ;)
by Pole2Win
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA seeking how to get more overtaking.
Replies: 58
Views: 25029

Re: FIA seeking how to get more overtaking.

I like the tires as they currently are, I hope they don't get more narrow again like they were. Downforce just needs to be cut, and more of it needs to be produced by the underside of the car. Which everyone here has been screaming for a long time. Steel brakes are a good idea, but the idea of goin...
by Pole2Win
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA seeking how to get more overtaking.
Replies: 58
Views: 25029

Re: FIA seeking how to get more overtaking.

The FIA are idiots and have never approached this problem in the right way. The problem is not the amount of overtaking during the race... But how to make the rear car able to approach and overtake the front car without requiring a stupid active aero device to get close enough, and without losing to...
by Pole2Win
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas F1
Replies: 85
Views: 35119

Re: Haas F1

We've seen everything in this circus, we've seen Crashgate... The thought of a team closely related to Ferrari helping fix a race to allow Ferrari's bratty and mildly incompetent #1 driver to win the first race to put pressure on Mercedes isn't too farfetched. In fact, that's exactly the sort of thi...
by Pole2Win
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Wheelbase affect Raikkonen's pace?
Replies: 34
Views: 10507

Re: Ferrari Wheelbase affect Raikkonen's pace?

Kimi likes nervous cars, he's very smooth. A LWB car is the opposite of that, feels like a truck in comparison.
by Pole2Win
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if it wasn't Honda's fault?
Replies: 197
Views: 53356

Re: What if it wasn't Honda's fault?

the biggest problem comes form the lack of testing allowed when the fia introduced an entire new power unit. from what i have read is honda developed an power unit (PU1). mclaren demanded a smaller engine, so honda had to develop another power unit(PU2) PU2 engine was rushed and a major failure. th...
by Pole2Win
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318369

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Sorry, uhm… No. That Indy is perhaps not as physically demanding and punishing on the human body is one thing, that it's "easy" and hardly strenuous on the human body is completely untrue. Driving on ovals at high speeds is indeed quite strenuous on the human body to the point drivers strap their h...
by Pole2Win
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Superstition in motorsport
Replies: 17
Views: 5437

Re: Superstition in motorsport

P-F1 Mod wrote:Maldonado had 13, and Vandoorne has 2
Thanks.

I knew someone had #13 but didn't remember who. Turns out it was someone the number was suitable for! :D
by Pole2Win
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Superstition in motorsport
Replies: 17
Views: 5437

Re: Superstition in motorsport

F1 has not had the #13 in a car for a while. In the old system the cars skipped it. After they changed to the new system, no one has picked #2, which has a huge stigma associated with it in the series. The ones I currently know about are Ford fielding four GTLMs at Le Mans with numbers ranging from ...
by Pole2Win
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318369

Re: Female Racing Drivers

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/010030669172/media/93863638808/medium/1520352354354/enhance https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/010030669172/media/93863638808/medium/1520352354354/enhance It's great to see Jenson Button making an EXCELLENT p...
by Pole2Win
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to disregard what ever comes out his mouth,,,
Replies: 38
Views: 9483

Re: Time to disregard what ever comes out his mouth,,,

I don't believe that getting an occasional podium means you are a top team, these are the claims of McLaren, so like Ferrari and Red Bull would they have got wins and many podiums? That's not what I am claiming and you know it. The best car on the grid wouldn't score podiums in normal circumstances...
by Pole2Win
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to disregard what ever comes out his mouth,,,
Replies: 38
Views: 9483

Re: Time to disregard what ever comes out his mouth,,,

I don't like Alonso at all but I haven't got a clue about how the existence of this thread is necessary.
by Pole2Win
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 129422

Re: When will everyone realize McLaren's wearing no clothes?

McLaren's chassis was very good last year. Catalunya is a high downforce track where the engine isn't important but people keep attributing their success there purely to Alonso. Oh well, it's Alonso's home GP so he'll usually do good there but much of it was the car. However, it would not be strange...
by Pole2Win
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if it wasn't Honda's fault?
Replies: 197
Views: 53356

Re: What if it wasn't Honda's fault?

Oh boy, Honda is gonna be McLaren's BMW.

Up next is a downward spiral for Woking. :(

But Williams dies before them still.
by Pole2Win
Sun May 28, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17452
Views: 2690286

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

I quit F1 today. Good luck to those that remain. And all the ruin in the world to Ferrari.
by Pole2Win
Sun May 28, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 529
Views: 101233

Re: 2017 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Of course Ferrari would deliver Kimi into traffic. Of course. Sincerely, f*** you, Ferrari.
by Pole2Win
Sat May 27, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Criticism of Lance Stroll
Replies: 423
Views: 181948

Re: Criticism of Lance Stroll

I am fed up with all this nonsense of him not deserving a Formula One ride. Sure enough his father's wealth did fund him throughout his career so far but he has also proven himself to be a talented driver; 2014 he won the Italian F4 championship; 2015 He was Toyota Racing Series champion in New Zea...
by Pole2Win
Sat May 27, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17452
Views: 2690286

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

I need to stop watching the races. Kimi only does well when I'm not looking. :lol:

Please Ferrari, do NOT ruin this. Kimi is due a win already.
by Pole2Win
Sun May 14, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Talented drivers who didn't impress initially?
Replies: 83
Views: 15699

Re: Talented drivers who didn't impress initially?

I think any arguing over Verstappen's place in F1 is ridiculous. His results proved the naysayers wrong. Red Bull totally did the right thing Who cares about results? Do you even watch his behavior on track? It's not just a matter of talent, but having a cool head and racing cleanly. There are othe...
by Pole2Win
Sat May 13, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Spanish Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 252
Views: 38240

Re: 2017 Spanish Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

VDV23 wrote:Seb bottled it. God dammit.

Alonso is god among men. P7. Are you kidding me???


Much of it was talent, but it's also his home track and he always does well here.
by Pole2Win
Sat May 13, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 635
Views: 87771

Re: 2017 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

UnlikeUday wrote:I'm hoping for a race with some good overtakes.


It's Catalunya. It just won't happen.
by Pole2Win
Sat May 13, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Talented drivers who didn't impress initially?
Replies: 83
Views: 15699

Re: Talented drivers who didn't impress initially?

Button only got his drive because he was impressive in testing, so people were expecting great things of him. IMO Mansell's biggest achievement was not in F1. Only with the Indycar championship was he able to be considered a legend. Most drivers would've handily won the championship in that FW14B. F...
by Pole2Win
Fri May 12, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Team payouts for '16!
Replies: 49
Views: 11717

Re: F1 Team payouts for '16!

These heritage bonuses make no sense. I find it ludicrous that a company as rich and marketable as Ferrari still feeds on them. And McLaren and Williams, too, as they're guaranteed some good money even while trundling around the lower places of the grid like Williams did in 2013 and McLaren is doing...
by Pole2Win
Wed May 10, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Blue flag rules
Replies: 278
Views: 54358

Re: Blue flag rules

Wasn't Ross Brawn. I hate when laziness gets the better of me. I don't know Derek enough to understand why it would be surprising for him to say that, so my only guess is that he's still salty about the Senna veto in 1986... Regardless, Ross Brawn was one of the proponents of the idea, so my point ...
by Pole2Win
Tue May 09, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are F1 Drivers the Best?
Replies: 51
Views: 14652

Re: Are F1 Drivers the Best?

Not necessarily. There are a lot of scrubs in F1, many of whom are there because they're rich and can buy seats. What F1 drivers are best at, though, and especially the most successful ones, is ignoring all the BS that comes from the FIA, series managers, team principals, sponsors, journalists and y...
by Pole2Win
Tue May 09, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Blue flag rules
Replies: 278
Views: 54358

Re: Blue flag rules

You might simply look it up of course, but do try first to guess who said this, or what his function is: "Regulations are made for the front end of the grid," he said. "The people that talk in driver briefings to [FIA F1 race director] Charlie [Whiting], like [Sebastian] Vettel and [...
by Pole2Win
Tue May 09, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Blue flag rules
Replies: 278
Views: 54358

Re: Blue flag rules

This suggestion to remove blue flags from the sport is one of the worst things I've ever seen in recent times, almost on par with Bernie's sprinkles. Why should the faster driver have to "work" to overtake the lapped one? The lapped driver can't even defend against the driver behind him, b...
by Pole2Win
Mon May 08, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen
Replies: 258
Views: 61815

Re: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen

I think that is correct. I never understood Ferrari's decision to take the car away from Räikkönen's needs, though I have no problem at all with seeing Massa doing well. And 2008's Renault cheating really took Massa's drivers' title away from him, so both drivers did well in what was basically a go...
by Pole2Win
Sun May 07, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen
Replies: 258
Views: 61815

Re: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen

I think Ferrari will face the same problem they have every time: which driver has the driving style to suit their cars? It's clear they find it hard to adapt their car to Räikkönen, yet I would be very surprised if Vettel would find the car more challenging if it were adapted to Kimi's needs. Kimi ...
by Pole2Win
Sun May 07, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India/Brabham rumour
Replies: 44
Views: 14033

Re: Force India/Brabham rumour

That's how I see it too. I feel since the Brabham family is involved, the transition is more comparable to Mercedes and not Lotus IMO it would be justice. Bernie drove the team into the ground after their short-lived success in the early 80s. It's fair that they get another shot at it, especially n...
by Pole2Win
Sat May 06, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India/Brabham rumour
Replies: 44
Views: 14033

Re: Force India/Brabham rumour

That may well be true about the spinoff, but the CEO of Ferrari is still the same person as the CEO of Fiat. I don't see them as being independently run, and I see little if any influence from Piero in the actual decision-making of the company. Luca was another story; under Luca, I felt that there ...
by Pole2Win
Sat May 06, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India/Brabham rumour
Replies: 44
Views: 14033

Re: Force India/Brabham rumour

As I understand it, no. I believe the argument is that because Ken Tyrrell wouldn't be involved, no Tyrrell team could possibly be legitimate. How this doesn't mean that Ferrari is illegitimate is another question, since the actual Ferrari family has next to nothing to do with the running of the te...
by Pole2Win
Fri May 05, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India/Brabham rumour
Replies: 44
Views: 14033

Re: Force India/Brabham rumour

I am with Herb and the LT. on this. Better to let the Brabham name rest in peace rather than selling it for licensing rights so someone can buy and instant fanbase and perceived credibility. I suppose, as with Lotus, they would try to claim the Brabham victories as theirs as well. I haven't seen an...
by Pole2Win
Thu May 04, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India/Brabham rumour
Replies: 44
Views: 14033

Re: Force India/Brabham rumour

If it's brought back by the Brabham family with them involved in the running them it surely is truly Brabham, unlike the two lotus efforts (though I was happier with the first one) It seems from the news that David's involvement will only go as far as licensing the name, which isn't too bad conside...
by Pole2Win
Tue May 02, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17452
Views: 2690286

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

NCW wrote:@ Pole2Win, hi, are you The Brazilian? Nice to see you too :]


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