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by ATM2
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Quick race prediction based on quali
Replies: 45
Views: 7920

Re: Quick race prediction based on quali

Button a comfortable 3rd/4th.
Winner, sad to say, I think Alonso.
by ATM2
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How important are the aesthetics of F1
Replies: 9
Views: 1634

Re: How important are the aesthetics of F1

Well, nowadays when they try to extract 0.00012457785 seconds from the tiniest curve, I'm guessing the aesthetics is a big fat zero for a team.
Back in the 90's, when an engine really mattered, they could afford having sleek lines...look at the '97 Williams, always a looker in my book.
by ATM2
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber - The fix is in
Replies: 128
Views: 21245

Re: Webber - The fix is in

...I don't know, I think it's too obvious to actually be a conspiracy theory. If they wanted to keep the poor bloke away from Vettel they could have done something else, less obvious, I don't know, a bad front wing angle or some such... Leaving him out of gas in the view of the whole world (which wa...
by ATM2
Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where are all the critics now???
Replies: 95
Views: 15162

Re: Where are all the critics now???

Well, honestly, I still criticize the move. Whilst McLaren have been a title contender like...always, Mercedes have still to prove themselves as a true-blue contender. Sure, two good races, but we'll see how they progress. Of course, I could be wrong, but I'm still not convinced it was the best choi...
by ATM2
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Least favourite driver and why?
Replies: 175
Views: 27593

Re: Least favourite driver and why?

I'll get on the wagon too... Vettel - seems spoiled and "in-your-face". Ok, ok, we know you won, no need to poke our eyes out afterwards. I'll be really happy when he'll have a midfield season, to see if he can grow some humility. Alonso, for the tons of reasons given by the previous poste...
by ATM2
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imagine driver in the team to swap cars after every race
Replies: 9
Views: 2175

Re: Imagine driver in the team to swap cars after every race

And, if I remember correctly, we had up until recent years some similar situation, with one driver taking the other's car. I'm referring of course to the spare car (il muletto, as the Italians say it) which usually was prepared (set-up) in one race weekend for one of the 2 drivers. However, if the o...
by ATM2
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Vettel/Webber/Sepang Uberthread
Replies: 1751
Views: 156725

Re: The Vettel/Webber/Sepang Uberthread

...aaaand we are at 36 pages and still going.

Jesus H Christ, talk about bad scheduling for races. China's not for 2 weeks yet, at this rate the topic will reach 50 pages easy. Honestly, did any of us had the patience to read it from start to finish?
by ATM2
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Frank Names Daughter as deputy...
Replies: 25
Views: 3416

Re: Frank Names Daughter as deputy...

Hm...I'm not really convinced...I've heard of so many companies and Juniors not being able to maintain their Senior's legacies that I'm rather reluctant to this move... Sure, Ol Papa Frank must retire sooner or later, probably with the death of his wife this will be quite soon, understandable, thank...
by ATM2
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A Red Bull Solution
Replies: 41
Views: 6101

Re: A Red Bull Solution

Webber did race like a real man in the past, and I'm strongly inclined to think he'll do even more that in the next races. There are other drivers which need to ask themselves the questions in regards of the sissy/real man racing. As for the topic question -bad idea from a manager's point of view. W...
by ATM2
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Mark now cost Seb more than 7 points over this season?
Replies: 66
Views: 7107

Re: Will Mark now cost Seb more than 7 points over this seas

To answer the topic question...yes. If Webber will be out of the WDC game (and will consider retirement) I don't think he would mind very much getting passed by Alonso. He can fake a slide/exit car on grass as well as the next guy, I suppose. RBR will have to pull out the 2014 contract carrot fairly...
by ATM2
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will the Law of Averages catch up with Vettel?
Replies: 99
Views: 12671

Re: When will the Law of Averages catch up with Vettel?

Ehm, it will come soon enough. In the recent years, WDC's have been rather young newcommers, at least this is what I deduce from the charts: 2005 Alonso 24 years old 2006 Alonso 25 years old 2007 Raikkonen 28 years old 2008 Hamilton 23 years old 2009 Button 29 years old 2010 Vettel 23 years old 2011...
by ATM2
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Thoughts on the newbies
Replies: 47
Views: 20650

Re: Thoughts on the newbies

I don't think it's only the Bottas factor which matters, it looks like the car itself is a dog...Maldonado's not exactly impressive either. Actually, 2 races in the season, looking at the blunders list, I could swear Maldonado is the rookie. And besides, with the shakedowns going on at Williams thes...
by ATM2
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: And the big winner out of all this mess is....
Replies: 52
Views: 9282

Re: And the big winner out of all this mess is....

Kind of disagree about the "no-one wins" bit. Suppose Vettel would have respected the team orders and did not pass Webber. Then, instead of one puppet team (Mercedes, sorry for saying it but that's the way it looked in this race) we would have had 2 puppet teams in the same race. (probably...
by ATM2
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When did F1 become an economy run?
Replies: 36
Views: 4865

Re: When did F1 become an economy run?

Well, then, let's throw those days out the window, shall we? Let's design a standard fuel tank for all cars, with the same capacity. Let's fuel the cars 100% at the start of each race. This way, the cars which will drive faster>>consume more fuel>>getting lighter by the end of the race>>be faster st...
by ATM2
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Mark now cost Seb more than 7 points over this season?
Replies: 66
Views: 7107

Re: Will Mark now cost Seb more than 7 points over this seas

I would agree that the Australian is no big concern for Vettel in his title lead. Somehow, even with this big masquerade party we had last week, I think the team will still favor Vettel. He's the one with 3WDC's. Mark - none WDCs. And, if Webber will really insist into bringing a solid opposition to...
by ATM2
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: And the big winner out of all this mess is....
Replies: 52
Views: 9282

Re: And the big winner out of all this mess is....

Winners from this situation, let's see: -the Toro Rosso guys -Paddy Lowe, he's one step closer of getting Brawn fired and taking its place (or whatever place he'll get) -whoever was praying for the RBR temple to crumble (including me). I sincerely hope this hullabaloo will finally crack the Marko-Ho...
by ATM2
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Vettel/Webber/Sepang Uberthread
Replies: 1751
Views: 156725

Re: Vettel: "Mark is too slow get him out of the way" [MERGE

Eh, we'll never know. Ugly thing from Vettel to say on the radio. Uglier still, the post-race contradictory statements, and to lie about not knowing about the team orders. Ugly, ugly, ugly. However, respect for chasing the victory despite team orders. How he did it does shed a lot of dark shadows, b...
by ATM2
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Vettel/Webber/Sepang Uberthread
Replies: 1751
Views: 156725

Re: Vettel lying about knowing he shouldn't overtake

Well, at least Vettel's actions show Webber he can't be trusted. That, at least, is a positive thing for the future.
by ATM2
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Button Have Finished On The Podium?
Replies: 16
Views: 2439

Re: Would Button Have Finished On The Podium?

Anyway, he would have been close, and those points (3th, 4th, 5th whatever) would have come in handy.

No use crying over spilled milk now anyway. That's the way it went, but at least the car showed good improvements comparing to Australia.
by ATM2
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Vettel/Webber/Sepang Uberthread
Replies: 1751
Views: 156725

Re: Vettel

Yeah, after crossing the finish line swinging, a lot of good do those apologizes. Like an ointment to a wooden leg, we say in Romania. Sorry, I don't buy it. if anything, Webber should just throw team orders out the window and show - in what is probably his last year at RBR anyway - that he can beat...
by ATM2
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Vettel/Webber/Sepang Uberthread
Replies: 1751
Views: 156725

Re: Vettel: "Mark is too slow get him out of the way"

Well, that did it. Up until today, I respected his race-craft skills enough to close my eyes at his human nature.

After today...Vettel haters, here I come.
by ATM2
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Podium Ceremony or a Funeral??? LOL!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3144

Re: Podium Ceremony or a Funeral??? LOL!!!

Well, maybe this will show some high-rollers what happens when you allow for open team orders...disgrace in corpore.

Then again, this will make a huge tabloid scandal. And there's no such thing as bad publicity.
by ATM2
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dangerous Driving by Webber?
Replies: 36
Views: 9971

Re: Dangerous Driving by Webber?

...and, as far as I know, Webber was the one which backed off and protected his team-mate in the next curve.
by ATM2
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Malaysian GP Thread
Replies: 1231
Views: 97667

Re: 2013 Malaysian GP Thread

Bleah...
team orders from RBR
team orders from Merc
nasty words on podium
Button having his (rather solid) race thrown off (he was with 1 stop less strategy that the others)

That's one ugly race for me, honestly.
by ATM2
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 64506

Re: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread

Damn, that McLaren looks like it has wooden shock dampers...or no dampers at all. No wonder it's so slow.


Interesting grid, with Hamilton right up there, plus Massa -usually a big starter, just in the rear of Webber's usually low-starts.
by ATM2
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 64506

Re: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread

fairy cakes, Button on slicks, will it pay off?
by ATM2
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 64506

Re: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread

Perez will be smoking mad, what is it, 16th? with Maldonado nearby, that's a really hot point in the starting grid...
by ATM2
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 64506

Re: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread

Well, Button played tag with the heart attack...
Perez shows a really bad strategy call. Wonder who was the one which decided this...
by ATM2
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 64506

Re: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread

Wow, this is great!! damp track, drying in progress, everybody improves all the time...it's gonna be down to the last lap for everybody to see which one actually goes through. By the way, this no-commentaries thing is great. Just engine action+radio transmissions. I nearly forgot how good that was. ...
by ATM2
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 64506

Re: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread

Well, good morning boys and girls, here we go (again). If you first don't succeed, try, try again.
And we are green!!! and I have no commentary at TV (probably commentators sleeping) but at least I have live feed.

Everybody with green Cinturato, damp track.
by ATM2
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 64506

Re: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread

...but it's set at 11.00 local time...how much early can they get it? besides, at 11.00 the weather, the track, start warming up after the night, compared to setting it at...9.00 let's say...when we might incur having both bad weather and very cold track (due to the night cold).
by ATM2
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 64506

Re: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread

I was thinking kind of the same thing, except that list I saw didn't look symmetrical all the way to P16, but only to P10. P11-16 were slightly shuffled (probably because One Sauber and one Williams were bellow the line. Strange, then, that Williams and India would have accepted this Q1 proposal, wi...
by ATM2
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 64506

Re: 2013 Australian GP Qualifying Thread

Ugh...don't remind me... Now, about the qualifying, this would be the Q1 list (LE: taken from the ESPN site): Driver Teams Laps 1 S Vettel (GER) Red Bull 11 2 M Webber (AUS) Red Bull 10 3 F Alonso (ESP) Ferrari 10 4 F Massa (BRA) Ferrari 8 5 J Button (GBR) McLaren 10 6 S Perez (MEX) McLaren 10 7 KM ...
by ATM2
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What happens if the whole weekend is wet?
Replies: 8
Views: 2106

Re: What happens if the whole weekend is wet?

Well, if speaking about Australia, I suppose that in desperation they'll have to use the already used tires from FP3 or Quali stage 1...they can't be all that worn out, I guess.
by ATM2
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Looking for a thread about Massa's replacement..
Replies: 10
Views: 1666

Re: Looking for a thread about Massa's replacement..

It may not even depend on Massa's own performance anymore, to be honest. Even with a decent 2013 season, Massa might be victim of politics. If (and this is a supposition, please don't jump off the roof yet)...so, if Ferrari blunders this year and they fail to deliver a WDC/WCC, somebody will have to...
by ATM2
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Coulthard: Vettel may have to quit Red Bull to earn respect
Replies: 197
Views: 19639

Re: Coulthard: Vettel may have to quit Red Bull to earn resp

Sorry, but I disagree. By comparison, I never liked the 1995 Schumacher, mostly for off-track reasons,and I didn't believe he was the cause of success at Benetton. I didn't like him at Ferrari either, but at least in 96, when showing his willingness to quit the current WDC team and tackle on a new t...
by ATM2
Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Maldonado - I'm Incapable Of Driving This Years Williams
Replies: 25
Views: 5276

Re: Maldonado - I'm Incapable Of Driving This Years Williams

Yeah, but nevertheless one does not say such things about his team...there are other, nicer ways to put it. As for Maldonado being desperate...he has 1 full season to prove himself. Which is pretty much what all other rookies have. And he has experience, lots more experience than said rookies. If he...
by ATM2
Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mclaren Blunder Again?
Replies: 109
Views: 15116

Re: Mclaren Blunder Again?

I'm trying to cope with this mentally , and just sit down and wait...but since I'm no engineer, I just keep on asking myself "what if the car was designed with a fundamental flaw and it is purely crap?" I mean, what Whitmarsh says sounds relatively good and logical, we need time to break i...
by ATM2
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why doesnt F1 use Jet dryers?
Replies: 16
Views: 3464

Re: Why doesnt F1 use Jet dryers?

I think is was last year I saw something like a garbage truck/automatic sweeper trying to dry at least corners. Where was that? I just can't put my finger on it. Agreed it would take forever to dry the whole track with jet blowers, but why not use it at least in the sections where there's more water...
by ATM2
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is F1 being too cautious these days
Replies: 89
Views: 10862

Re: Is F1 being too cautious these days

I agree with the FIA decision. As alex and the others have said those white paint markings were pretty slippery to race on. I dont see a point in cribbing so much because some people woke up to watch the quali and didnt any. How many times has it rained so much for it to happen? Not many IIRC. The ...