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by theARE
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How to organise the F1 Calendar for condensed 2020 Season?
Replies: 11
Views: 7664

Re: How to organise the F1 Calendar for condensed 2020 Seaso

If the number of race weekends goes down to a critical number, I would let them do two races per race weekend/track. Have a short 2020 season and go back to normal in 2021. What I don't like is the postponing of the new rules. They are also going to be pretty much the exact same cars, which I know ...
by theARE
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How to organise the F1 Calendar for condensed 2020 Season?
Replies: 11
Views: 7664

Re: How to organise the F1 Calendar for condensed 2020 Seaso

Don't think I'd do a 2020 season, instead I'd do a 2020/2021 Super-season along the lines of 1.Singapore 2. Japan 3. COTA 4. Brazil 5. Abu-Dhabi -- 6. Australia 7. Vietnam 8. China 9. Spain 10. European GP - Imola 11. Baku 12. Monaco 13. Canada 14. France 15. UK 16. Germany 17. The Netherlands 18. A...
by theARE
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MOTO GP cancelled in Qatar.
Replies: 28
Views: 10842

Re: MOTO GP cancelled in Qatar.

Many thanks for finding that, the link is here: 2019 formula one sporting regulations - FIA https://i.ibb.co/ykpsn89/F1-events.png Source imgbb.com The interesting bit here is that the rule about 12 cars indicates that they can't cancel the race if only Ferrari and AT are unable to attend. It's not...
by theARE
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso for 2021?
Replies: 36
Views: 5411

Re: Alonso for 2021?

If Vettel jacks it in and Hamilton jumps to Ferrari then *maybe* you can see a space at Mercedes for a couple of years (if you really squint) I guess at this point there's no harm in Alonso trying to get his name in the mix again I doubt it'll happen, but you never know Hamilton doesn't need Vettel...
by theARE
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso for 2021?
Replies: 36
Views: 5411

Re: Alonso for 2021?

If Vettel jacks it in and Hamilton jumps to Ferrari then *maybe* you can see a space at Mercedes for a couple of years (if you really squint)

I guess at this point there's no harm in Alonso trying to get his name in the mix again

I doubt it'll happen, but you never know
by theARE
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DRS - should there be a limit?
Replies: 32
Views: 6943

Re: DRS - should there be a limit?

The thing I'd change at the moment is not give it to leaders following back markers. They already have blue flags to help them through, there's no need for DRS as well It'd create more opportunity to challenge the leader by the car behind At the moment any traffic negates the DRS advantage the chall...
by theARE
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 54968

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

It's not the 1st time we're seeing Red Bull screw with a driver's F1 career. I just hope fo God's sake, Albon delivers otherwise Marko will think of some audacious move before 2020 & ruin Albon's career. Gasly was underperforming no doubt but it's true he was probably not ready for the promotion, w...
by theARE
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 40762

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

If only F1 could be like this every race weekend! Shazam! https://wtf1.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/f1-sprinklers-paul-ricard-700.jpg https://wtf1.com/post/7-craziest-ideas-bernie-try-improve-f1/ That, or rework the entire calendar schedule to maximize the chances of rain in the host country
by theARE
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86032

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Not radical perhaps, but I'd remove DRS from front runners gaining on back-markers to lap them Currently where there is a close battle between the leaders, the leader gets DRS when following a back-marker which can effectively negate the DRS advantage of the car chasing him Blue flags are enough, th...
by theARE
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 73920

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

I'm sure others have made he same comparison, but if you overlay this incident onto the chicane in Monoco after they go through the tunnel & down the hill - if Vettel had cut the chicane there, re-entered the track and squeezed Hamilton into the wall to retain his position it'd have been a penalty &...
by theARE
Fri May 31, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Interlagos to be dropped from 2020 calendar
Replies: 98
Views: 17873

Re: Interlagos to be dropped from 2020 calendar

There are some elevation changes though that's not apparent from the overhead map BBC have a 3D rendering of the lap There are actually some bits that feel quite similar to Interlagos The track drops downhill from the first corner, it's not as much of a drop as Interlagos but it has a similar feel T...
by theARE
Tue May 17, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky Sports F1 Channel...
Replies: 92
Views: 28360

Re: Sky Sports F1 Channel...

Thing is that they've backed themselves into a corner with the "Sky Sports F1" name - probably at the behest of Bernie or to keep him sweet. If they'd gone for something like "Sky MotorSports" then it would have given them more flexibility. Yes they do so GP2 and GP3 on the chann...
by theARE
Thu May 05, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could RBR send Kvyat to STR mid season?
Replies: 369
Views: 36437

Re: Could RBR send Kvyat to STR mid season?

woah ho , this is gonna be good-max on the podium, can't see a way back for kvyat I dont know - depends how Kvyat handles things and develops. Look at Grosjean and what happened with him after his first F1 stint. He went back to GP2 and eventually came back to F1 a better driver. At least Kavyat ha...
by theARE
Wed May 04, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sauber will not participate in Post-GP testing this May
Replies: 14
Views: 2650

Re: Sauber will not participate in Post-GP testing this May

It'd be sad to see Sauber disappear. Any chance of the Alfa-Romeo rumour happening?
If it did it'd be nice if they kept the Sauber name as part of the team name like BMW did in their time in charge.
by theARE
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 'Grid Boost' Idea Solves Entertainment vs Quali Meritocracy
Replies: 19
Views: 3444

Re: 'Grid Boost' Idea Solves Entertainment vs Quali Meritocr

The racing is only "broken" because one team has a massive advantage and the rules have conspired to allow them to maintain that without too much fear of a challenge. Looking to tweak the rules to target one particular team is not the answer. Rather they should be encouraging others to cl...
by theARE
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread
Replies: 159
Views: 66639

Re: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread

Hoping they will keep on Ben Edwards- quite liked his commentary! Also Mcneesh was pretty cool. DC in the commentary box would be awesome. Was not a big fan of Suzy Perry but honestly at this stage I don't really care about the presenters. I have high hopes that C4 will have a great coverage of F1,...
by theARE
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread
Replies: 159
Views: 66639

Re: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread

James Allen is vastly better on 5Live than his ITV days. In fairness to him ITV really wanted him to push the British talent and make a fuss of them so he was only doing what he was told. It's also often forgotten, than prior to Murry retiring, Allen was the pit lane reporter for ITV and set the mou...
by theARE
Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread
Replies: 159
Views: 66639

Re: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread

For what it's worth, Lee McKenzie is working the BBC 6 Nations coverage today.
Read from that what you will, but the 6 Nations runs up to, and includs the weekend of the Australian GP
by theARE
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread
Replies: 159
Views: 66639

Re: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread

Huffington Post tonight reporting that Eddie Jordan is all but confirmed to join the Top Gear reboot.
I'm presuming, if true, that would likely rule him out of C4's F1 plans.
by theARE
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread
Replies: 159
Views: 66639

Re: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread

Pleased that Coulthard is going to be in it. After his initial years as a mouthpiece for Red Bull he's matured immensely as a presenter and is as good as Brundle now. Disappointed that Jake Humphrey will be behind the camera rather than in front of it. He was oodles better than Suzy P, although to ...
by theARE
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread
Replies: 159
Views: 66639

Re: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread

With car launches starting to happen and testing only a few weeks away it's a bit disappointing that C4 don't have a F1 website up yet. Surely they could get a bare bones site and bring in some freelance F1 writers to do articles on the major stories. I know the contract landed on them at the last m...
by theARE
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: ITV possibly getting F1 back
Replies: 49
Views: 6889

Re: ITV possibly getting F1 back

Suzi Perry did close the Abu Dhabi Coverage saying something like "we'll see you next year we hope ". Since then I've felt that it was far from guaranteed that the BBC would cover 2016, so I'm not really surprised by this rumour. If true, I hope ITV can bring Ben Edwards, David Coulthard a...
by theARE
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico's low self esteem
Replies: 126
Views: 15224

Re: Nico's low self esteem

I can't believe people suggested Rosberg should have let Vettel past. He has his pride ffs. Remember he disobeyed a team order to park it in Abu Dhabi when he was 13th, had no ERS and was a lap down because he wanted to finish. Besides, finishing 3rd in the title in the best car really isn't a good...
by theARE
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico's low self esteem
Replies: 126
Views: 15224

Re: Nico's low self esteem

But it wouldn't have kept the championship alive for him, though. He'd be too far behind no matter what so I don't see what would motivate him to allow Seb to pass when Lewis was in the lead. That would just seem like an act of spite against his team mate After doing the maths yeah you're right, ev...
by theARE
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico's low self esteem
Replies: 126
Views: 15224

Re: Nico's low self esteem

But it wouldn't have kept the championship alive for him, though. He'd be too far behind no matter what so I don't see what would motivate him to allow Seb to pass when Lewis was in the lead. That would just seem like an act of spite against his team mate After doing the maths yeah you're right, ev...
by theARE
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico's low self esteem
Replies: 126
Views: 15224

Re: Nico's low self esteem

With Nico, I get the impression that he has holds a very deep seated trepidation of Lewis and his ability, more so than any other driver - it's all in the the recesses of the mind! He seems perfectly capable of holding off all the other drivers, but in situations where Lewis is breathing down his n...
by theARE
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico's low self esteem
Replies: 126
Views: 15224

Re: Nico's low self esteem

Last few laps last night I was expecting Rosberg to let Vettel through just to spite Hamilton and keep the Championship alive. Sure he would have thrown away a 1-2 finish for the team, but at least he'd have kept things going, as you never know when someone's luck might turn. If it was the other way...
by theARE
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Button confirmed for 2016 with McLaren
Replies: 28
Views: 3026

Re: Button confirmed for 2016 with McLaren

Good to know Im not the only with my imagination running wild. Alonso's confirmation or rejection at Mclaren seems to be the last real chance of an interesting silly season. Oh I dont know about that - if Red Bull and Toro Ross do pull out, there could be a scramble for places from those 4 drivers ...
by theARE
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Button confirmed for 2016 with McLaren
Replies: 28
Views: 3026

Re: Button confirmed for 2016 with McLaren

Torro ... Hass Why do so so many people think it's "Torro" and "Hass"? Toro, Haas. Anyway I don't see why Manor is looking like it will become a Merc development driver team. Just going for a Merc PU these days gets you the status of Merc development driver team? Apologies if my...
by theARE
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Button confirmed for 2016 with McLaren
Replies: 28
Views: 3026

Re: Button confirmed for 2016 with McLaren

If Red Bull / Torro Rosso pulled out I could see Mclaren/Honda buying Torro Rosso as a B team, either bringing back the Minardi name or maybe the "Project 4" name. Red Bull / Torro Rosso seems to have started a trend - Hass is going to be effectively a Ferrari B Team, looks like Manor is g...
by theARE
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Engine Formula Has Clearly Backfired
Replies: 134
Views: 11360

Re: F1 Engine Formula Has Clearly Backfired

I'm not really convinced by that argument because it doesn't seem to have taken long for Ferrari to catch up with their engine. Yes but that's not really the point, Honda shows how difficult it is to come in later and catch up. Now maybe they did a rubbish job of it and perhaps not, but either way ...
by theARE
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Engine Formula Has Clearly Backfired
Replies: 134
Views: 11360

Re: F1 Engine Formula Has Clearly Backfired

Yeah after what's happened to Honda it really disincentives any new manufacturer from coming in. Especially with the amount of engine token available for changes being reduced year on year so as we go on it becomes more and more difficult for anyone to come in and become competitive. Maybe it's time...
by theARE
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Let think the unthinkable.....
Replies: 23
Views: 4047

Re: Let think the unthinkable.....

I think it's time the FIA invited another engine manufacturer to develop an engine for F1 that would be an option for teams who cant get / cant afford a deal with the current suppliers. They've done it before with the Cosworth V8 - when Virgin / Team Lotus / Hispania came in their bids were preferre...
by theARE
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Planetf1 Website
Replies: 29
Views: 65265

Re: Planetf1 Website

It looks quite nice - it's certainly fresher than the previous look.
One big problem though - RSS feed has gone. I generally click through from RSS feed from both my desktop and smartphone.
Hoping it's just an oversight and that it'll get fixed soon
by theARE
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ted Kravitz
Replies: 59
Views: 11025

Re: Ted Kravitz

I remember when he started on ITV (when James Allen got promoted to replace Murry Walker) that Kravits felt like such a light weight compared to Allen. I know Allen's commentry annoyed a lot of people, but in the pit lane role he was superb. Kravits has definetly improved since then mind, and he's h...
by theARE
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?
Replies: 504
Views: 62053

Re: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?

I dont remember the exact quote, but in a recent interview I saw Alonso said something like "I've twice had the experience of finishing second in a championship in a Ferrari to a dominanant car" So he's been there, done that. Yes he could have stayed at Ferrari and maybe been in the fight,...
by theARE
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What Can Be Done for 2016?
Replies: 147
Views: 18694

Re: What Can Be Done for 2016?

I think they should ease up on the testing restriction. I get the cost issues - but why not have testing days either before or after the GP weekend - so a Thursday or a Monday. Obviously that'd only work for GP take place on a permenant track and that arn't double banked - but if there is a 2 week g...
by theARE
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3764
Views: 1152861

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

www.planetf1.com does not resolve today
planetf1.com does
www.planet-f1.com does
planet-f1.com does

Checked it on downforeveryoneorjustme, and it's not just me. Thought you'd want to know.
by theARE
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3764
Views: 1152861

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Any chance of getting the RSS feed on the main site fixed? it's been broken for weeks now.
It was my primary way in to all the stories.
If it's not fixed I'll have to go looking for another site that has RSS feed, but I dont really want to do that as I like this site.
by theARE
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Colour Schemes
Replies: 50
Views: 7975

Re: 2015 Colour Schemes

Something like this would be good
(Not my image)

Image

Better still swap out most of the white from the above, leaving just a sliver of white next to the red and then black from there on down