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by AravJ
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72531

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Given this decision I don't think we will have a GP this year. Bahrain closed doors is probably not an option if it was not an option in Australia.
by AravJ
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Coverage "improvements" that are just not working out.
Replies: 55
Views: 8608

Re: Coverage "improvements" that are just not working out.

Honestly I'd like to see both Crofty and Brundle replaced for different reasons. Croft for his incompetence and lack of focus and Brundle for the fact that his views fail to evolve with current events. The broadcast is in need of fresh blood. Being or acting incompetent is Croft's job to say things...
by AravJ
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault disqualified from Japanese GP!
Replies: 78
Views: 14716

Re: Renault using a Illegal Braking System?

They probably got desperate to justify to their board the cost of late braker Ricciardo. Unfortunately Ricciardo (as good as he is) cannot perform miracles, to they tried turning the brakes into a miracle. :idea: :lol: If its true the drivers must know. They are going to be in a difficult position.
by AravJ
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gunther Steiner in hot Water?
Replies: 84
Views: 12891

Re: Gunther Steiner in hot Water?

This is silly, agree with others here
Why did they broadcast it , and what is the punishment then for the broadcaster? free F1 maybe :nod:
by AravJ
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Season: 22 Races!
Replies: 22
Views: 3930

Re: F1 2020 Season: 22 Races!

The more races the better. Teams complaining the crew does not get rest is their own doing. It's building and demolishing all their hospitality motor homes that takes all the time. They should just cut back on that. We mere mortals don't benefit anything from it. All we are interested in is the raci...
by AravJ
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull/Marko lost Max Hungary by contriving him as no. 1
Replies: 32
Views: 6894

Re: Red Bull/Marko lost Max Hungary by contriving him as no.

In that case it would be 2 race winners for Minardi (really when we say that we mean Flavio Briatore) vs 3 for Red Bull despite Minardi only running for 6 of the 20 years the RBR junior program has been ongoing for. Comparing like to like - Minardi and RBR 1999 - 2005 we had RBR backing drivers lik...
by AravJ
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull/Marko lost Max Hungary by contriving him as no. 1
Replies: 32
Views: 6894

Re: Red Bull/Marko lost Max Hungary by contriving him as no.

I've discussed this in the past with regards to Alonso being content to be number 1 at Ferrari with a very distant Massa, perhaps costing him titles to Vettel. Max lost the race today because his Red Bull was not as fast *and* Gasly is not Ricciardio. Neither Gasly, nor Kyvat, nor Albon would have ...
by AravJ
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull/Marko lost Max Hungary by contriving him as no. 1
Replies: 32
Views: 6894

Re: Red Bull/Marko lost Max Hungary by contriving him as no.

I've discussed this in the past with regards to Alonso being content to be number 1 at Ferrari with a very distant Massa, perhaps costing him titles to Vettel. Max lost the race today because his Red Bull was not as fast *and* Gasly is not Ricciardio. Neither Gasly, nor Kyvat, nor Albon would have ...
by AravJ
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull/Marko lost Max Hungary by contriving him as no. 1
Replies: 32
Views: 6894

Re: Red Bull/Marko lost Max Hungary by contriving him as no.

I've discussed this in the past with regards to Alonso being content to be number 1 at Ferrari with a very distant Massa, perhaps costing him titles to Vettel. Max lost the race today because his Red Bull was not as fast *and* Gasly is not Ricciardio. Neither Gasly, nor Kyvat, nor Albon would have ...
by AravJ
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull/Marko lost Max Hungary by contriving him as no. 1
Replies: 32
Views: 6894

Re: Red Bull/Marko lost Max Hungary by contriving him as no.

I've discussed this in the past with regards to Alonso being content to be number 1 at Ferrari with a very distant Massa, perhaps costing him titles to Vettel. Max lost the race today because his Red Bull was not as fast *and* Gasly is not Ricciardio. Neither Gasly, nor Kyvat, nor Albon would have ...
by AravJ
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault at 1000bhp ?
Replies: 40
Views: 7986

Re: Renault at 1000bhp ?

We will never know about their claims. The question we got to ask is why they are making it public unlike Merc and more especially Ferrari who we know are mighty? Well its really got to do with spinning a positive story to the Renault board, seeing that they are being crushed by their customer team ...
by AravJ
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault at 1000bhp ?
Replies: 40
Views: 7986

Re: Renault at 1000bhp ?

Wow, could that mean their race power is equivalent to Merc and Ferrari quali power party modes.
Renault powered chasis must really be only better than Williams in that case
by AravJ
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 39504

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Ferrari get a fine for unsafe release
Lewis get 5 sec for missing a bollard
And Alfa get 30 seconds for 300milliseconds delay in torque of the start line.

Wow, just wow FIA
by AravJ
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda - Heh Heh
Replies: 34
Views: 6488

Re: Honda - Heh Heh

Wins and podiums with redbull And podium and before Germany a best 4th place with Torro Rosso, (a midfield team) since 2018. I am sure they are not looking back. And what a mastersroke by Redbull to take on Honda when nobody wanted them sacrificing STR and giving up sainz. What's the saying, one man...
by AravJ
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:08 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"??

Bottas, did not fare too well last year when other cars were competitive. He is just looking good because he is driving a car that broke records for being most dominant in the history of F1. He was beaten by Kimi in 2018so I will even put Kimi in front of him. He been good in qualy of late but that'...
by AravJ
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austria 2019: Did Ferrari/LEC lose it or Red Bull/VER win it
Replies: 20
Views: 3693

Re: Austria 2019: Did Ferrari/LEC lose it or Red Bull/VER wi

Ferrari lost it. They pitted a few laps too early, i did not see any sign of them losing pace on the softs. They tried to cover merc that was not a threat. If they pitted later the hard tires would have been in better condition by the time Max caught them They messed up Vettels stop, so he ended up ...
by AravJ
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 54133

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

No penalty, he had full lock on. Not much else he could do.
by AravJ
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 71475

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

Some further information on how the stewards made their decision is detailed in this article: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/143996/vettel-steering-inputs-key-to-fia-penalty-decision Basically says that the decision was mostly based on his steering inputs after gaining back control of the car. S...
by AravJ
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 71475

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

Hmm still nobody referencing verstappen Vs raikkonen for near identical situation which also landed penalty to verstappen. Funny that nobody cares about that. All I care about is a good, entertaining race. Fans, once again, did not get that. Whether that was vettels fault or the stewarts is up for ...
by AravJ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 71475

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

I was backing Lewis for the win but the decision was wrong and the win hollow. Why don't they just have permanent stewards. We are never going to have consistency if they keep changing them at every race. It's clear that such a job needs experience. The stewards made a mistake today but they will ne...
by AravJ
Tue May 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?
Replies: 26
Views: 5365

Re: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?

The issue with Arrivabene was that he entertained the FIA probe into the PU a bit too much. The first time they did not find anything he should have told them to take a hike. Second, was afraid of making a call on team orders, but Binnito is worse. I think if he stayed he would have not made the sam...
by AravJ
Tue May 28, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99114

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Clearly Ferrari screwed his race the day before but I'm not much impressed by Leclerc saying he didn't care if he crashed given that's exactly what he did. Ferrari ruined his qualifying agreed, but he destroyed his race himself. He kinda played a part in ruining his qualifying too, made some mistak...
by AravJ
Tue May 28, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MURRAY WALKER - Mercedes is best F1 Team ever!
Replies: 36
Views: 9059

Re: MURRAY WALKER - Mercedes is best F1 Team ever!

They are the best ever by far, nobody had dominance like they have. I don't think any amount of controversy should take any thing away from any team unless they broke the rules, and I don't recall the likes of Ferrari or red bull have Merc were not completely clean as you put it though, they did hav...
by AravJ
Sat May 18, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think rule changes are necessary?
Replies: 41
Views: 10396

Re: Do you think rule changes are necessary?

Rule changes will only work if teams stop making the rules. Rule changes should be completely in dependant.
Otherwise just leave it, then we at least have the hope of convergence.
by AravJ
Sun May 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 27565

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Great drive by the Merc Boys. It seems they can get a 1 2 at every race.
As for Ferrari, they are in a mess. They are simply not in harmony. One side of the garage is competing with the other to the extent they forget they are racing the rest of the field. Signs of poor leadership.
by AravJ
Sat May 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84382

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Tie one hand of the entire Merc team including drivers behind their backs.
On a serious note teams should not have a say in the rules. I am sure the FIA have good enough ideas to fix F1, they just need a back bone.
by AravJ
Thu May 02, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will Ferrari ACTUALLY have the advantage?
Replies: 66
Views: 13522

Re: When will Ferrari ACTUALLY have the advantage?

Ferrari peaked last year and are now in a bit of chaos. They should have taken another year before changing drivers and changing TP. This given they took some wrong turns in development last year and should have rather re-grouped without changing too many variables especially if they want to challen...
by AravJ
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 4th in the WCC
Replies: 21
Views: 7263

Re: 4th in the WCC

Racing Point.
They tend to start slow and stretch their legs quarter way through the championship.
But with these new tyers it all seems a lottery.
by AravJ
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 16465

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

"We were just staying neatly behind each other, but at a certain point Vettel passed me and the two Renaults as well,” he said. “So they f****d up my entire build up, while there is an unwritten rule that you just follow each other. “But whatever. From now on in qualifying I'm going to f**k them up...
by AravJ
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari - A secret brew
Replies: 16
Views: 4707

Re: Ferrari - A secret brew

Anyone enlighten me as to what regs if any relate to fuel, there must be some surely? While we are there are the any specifications on radiator size, if the fuel has a higher calorific value/heat value giving more power then there must be a related increase in heat generated. Don't know but this is...
by AravJ
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari - A secret brew
Replies: 16
Views: 4707

Re: Ferrari - A secret brew

So many clever people in F1 and no suggestion that they may have actually built a good chasis with low drag. All through preseason testing Ferrari was said to be best in corners, if they can accelerate earlier and have low drag would that not look good on GPS
by AravJ
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 42490

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

The test limit is there to prove whether your car is legal or not. If you pass its legal. Obviously the more you tighten the rule and/or set new limits the teams have to adhere to it has an effect otherwise they wouldn't do it. We've known for years EM's are burning oil for power gains but if it pa...
by AravJ
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 42490

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

Regulation change around some hydraulic parts for 2018 I think so they had to stop or it would've been illegal in 2018 if they ran it. Thanks, is there anything you can quote what rule changed. Don't take this the wrong way, I am just trying to understand the issue. I just don't recall mclaren sayi...
by AravJ
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 42490

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

Regulation change around some hydraulic parts for 2018 I think so they had to stop or it would've been illegal in 2018 if they ran it. Thanks, is there anything you can quote what rule changed. Don't take this the wrong way, I am just trying to understand the issue. I just don't recall mclaren sayi...
by AravJ
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 42490

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

Regulation change around some hydraulic parts for 2018 I think so they had to stop or it would've been illegal in 2018 if they ran it. Thanks, is there anything you can quote what rule changed. Don't take this the wrong way, I am just trying to understand the issue. I just don't recall mclaren sayi...
by AravJ
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 42490

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

Lotus49 wrote:
Trick. If it was illegal they'd have been forced to remove it.
Why did they remove it?
by AravJ
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 42490

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

Could be this engine swapping is a pretty tricky thing as this was the consensus best chassis last year but they seem to have lost 8ths to 1s against the top two so far this year. There was the regulation change to consider as well and their in-season development is usually insane and I also doubt ...
by AravJ
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 42490

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

Could be this engine swapping is a pretty tricky thing as this was the consensus best chassis last year but they seem to have lost 8ths to 1s against the top two so far this year. There was the regulation change to consider as well and their in-season development is usually insane and I also doubt ...
by AravJ
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 42490

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

No, I don't think it would have remained because Honda have clearly made improvements in the meantime, as they bloody well should after so long. The data would be telling them how strong the PU was so it would be clear that any speed deficiencies would be in the chassis. There would be nowhere for ...
by AravJ
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 42490

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

No, I don't think it would have remained because Honda have clearly made improvements in the meantime, as they bloody well should after so long. The data would be telling them how strong the PU was so it would be clear that any speed deficiencies would be in the chassis. There would be nowhere for ...