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by Floppy_Boy
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Scottish Independence, yes or no.
Replies: 421
Views: 117704

Re: Scottish Independence, yes or no.

Ennis, can I just say I admire the job you've done. :thumbup:
by Floppy_Boy
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Jenson Button thread
Replies: 363
Views: 146005

Re: The Official Jenson Button thread

The usual point about Button outscoring Hamilton in their time together as team mates in the "Who were the best in McLaren, Hamilton or Button?" thread got me wondering how he's fared throughout the rest of his career. And was shocked to find the last time a team mate outscored him was Fisichella in...
by Floppy_Boy
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Restricting telemetry: What would the effect be?
Replies: 22
Views: 5808

Re: Restricting telemetry: What would the effect be?

I think I must be one of a very few who finds it impressive that drivers can implement what improvements their engineers outline to them over the radio. Trickier than you might imagine.
by Floppy_Boy
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Ultimate Driver
Replies: 61
Views: 8494

Re: The Ultimate Driver

mcdo wrote:Marcus Winkelhock

Dominating by half a lap by Lap 2 of his debut GP
Led 100% of his GPs

/end thread

In a SPYKER!!
by Floppy_Boy
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Scottish Independence, yes or no.
Replies: 421
Views: 117704

Re: Scottish Independence, yes or no.

I only recently had it pointed out to me by someone, but I tend to agree with the point they made; surely the needs of Scotland are vastly different to the needs of South East England? Not only in terms of things like fishing and farming, but in sheer population demographics. Throw in Wales and NI, ...
by Floppy_Boy
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Jenson Button thread
Replies: 363
Views: 146005

Re: The Official Jenson Button thread

Latest Santander ad with JB in it. This is why I love this guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMpdYn58h88
by Floppy_Boy
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Want to Save F1? Make it about the Drivers
Replies: 20
Views: 3277

Re: Want to Save F1? Make it about the Drivers

Good post sandman, apparent you've spent some time on it. But for the last 20+ years they have mostly taken steps to nerf technolgy and slow the cars down! They banned ground effects, they banned active suspension, they banned TC, they nerfed the powerplant, they nerfed the powerplant again, they ba...
by Floppy_Boy
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rosberg: Safety car was used at wrong time in Hungary
Replies: 87
Views: 10581

Re: Rosberg: Safety car was used at wrong time in Hungary

Does anybody know why they don't just scrap the safety car and adopt Code 60? I seen it used a few times at this years LM24 and it seems by far the fairest way to enable work to be carried out at non-dangerous racing speeds, whilst simultaneously disadvantaging no one. Would you care to explain tha...
by Floppy_Boy
Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rosberg: Safety car was used at wrong time in Hungary
Replies: 87
Views: 10581

Re: Rosberg: Safety car was used at wrong time in Hungary

Does anybody know why they don't just scrap the safety car and adopt Code 60? I seen it used a few times at this years LM24 and it seems by far the fairest way to enable work to be carried out at non-dangerous racing speeds, whilst simultaneously disadvantaging no one.
by Floppy_Boy
Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Scottish Independence, yes or no.
Replies: 421
Views: 117704

Re: Scottish Independence, yes or no.

I’m Scottish and have looked long and hard at the arguments such as they are but am still undecided. It always saddens me when people say things like ‘if Scotland vote yes then don’t come crawling back when it fails’, or ‘if Scotland vote yes then they are not getting this or that’. That’s the poli...
by Floppy_Boy
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso
Replies: 175
Views: 23855

Re: Alonso

"Our drivers are so detail-focused that both of them have great influence over the car." "The advantage for Lewis has been that he didn't feel comfortable in last year's car because he had no impact at all [on it's design]." That is Toto Wolff talking about the W05 Hybrid in this...
by Floppy_Boy
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso
Replies: 175
Views: 23855

Re: Alonso

I too wonder if Alonso has a unique preference in his cars which lead to making it very hard for other drivers to adapt to it. I seem to remember an interview with one of Schumacher's team mates (think it might have been Herbert or Verstappen at Benetton?) where they said the car was something like ...
by Floppy_Boy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso
Replies: 175
Views: 23855

Re: Alonso

The F138 was competitive in the first few races of the year, then after Silverstone, it fell off massively really. During the middle of the season it was behind the Red Bull, Lotus and Mercedes cars. Kimi has had a series of minor issues, nothing to hamper his performance too badly. If you want to ...
by Floppy_Boy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso
Replies: 175
Views: 23855

Re: Alonso

At the moment, I believe that the Ferrari is the 6th fastest car in the grid, and the engine is probably as bad as that of Renault, taking into account that the Red Bull has the least amount of downforce. So assuming every driver is getting the maximum out of their car, and run clean races, that wo...
by Floppy_Boy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso
Replies: 175
Views: 23855

Re: Alonso

At the moment, I believe that the Ferrari is the 6th fastest car in the grid, and the engine is probably as bad as that of Renault, taking into account that the Red Bull has the least amount of downforce. So assuming every driver is getting the maximum out of their car, and run clean races, that wo...
by Floppy_Boy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso
Replies: 175
Views: 23855

Re: Alonso

The F138 was competitive in the first few races of the year, then after Silverstone, it fell off massively really. During the middle of the season it was behind the Red Bull, Lotus and Mercedes cars. Kimi has had a series of minor issues, nothing to hamper his performance too badly. If you want to ...
by Floppy_Boy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso
Replies: 175
Views: 23855

Re: Alonso

At the moment, I believe that the Ferrari is the 6th fastest car in the grid, and the engine is probably as bad as that of Renault, taking into account that the Red Bull has the least amount of downforce. So assuming every driver is getting the maximum out of their car, and run clean races, that wo...
by Floppy_Boy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso
Replies: 175
Views: 23855

Re: Alonso

I also agree that Alonso has made Ferrari look an awful lot better than they are in the last few years. It's things like this I don't understand. How has Alonso made Ferrari look better than they actually are? Surely if Alonso is extracting the most from his cars, he's made Ferrari look as good as ...
by Floppy_Boy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso
Replies: 175
Views: 23855

Re: Alonso

I also agree that Alonso has made Ferrari look an awful lot better than they are in the last few years. It's things like this I don't understand. How has Alonso made Ferrari look better than they actually are? Surely if Alonso is extracting the most from his cars, he's made Ferrari look as good as ...
by Floppy_Boy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso
Replies: 175
Views: 23855

Re: Alonso

I also agree that Alonso has made Ferrari look an awful lot better than they are in the last few years. It's things like this I don't understand. How has Alonso made Ferrari look better than they actually are? Surely if Alonso is extracting the most from his cars, he's made Ferrari look as good as ...
by Floppy_Boy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso
Replies: 175
Views: 23855

Re: Alonso

Alonso is the best driver on the grid? I have no problem with that statement. Alonso is the best driver of his generation? Again, I have no problem with that statement. And since he arrived and settled at Ferrari, you'd be hard pressed to find enough off weekends from him to make it to your second h...
by Floppy_Boy
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas updates and discussion thread
Replies: 147
Views: 25309

Re: Haas updates and discussion thread

Laura/mikey I think we're getting a bit off topic here. I think we need to agree to disagree on this subject. Something a bit on subject..........you folks think that Haas would be eyeing Rossi for a seat? Maybe Marco? An Andretti in Formula 1 again would create one hell of a buzz, and I believe he...
by Floppy_Boy
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official silly questions thread.
Replies: 103
Views: 20042

Re: The Official silly questions thread.

I thought my question was originally the same as the one AngusWolfe posed, and I suppose it might have the same answer, but I think it's different enough to warrant asking. If Formula 1 is the most viewed sporting event behind only the Olympics and the World Cup (disputable, I know), why is there se...
by Floppy_Boy
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Fan Zone
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: F1 Fan Zone

Has anyone been to one of these? I just got a marketing mail about one in London for Silverstone, where they're showing the race on a giant screen - there's also vague mention of festival activities but I'm not entirely sure what they are. I gather they've had them at Melbourne, Monaco and other ve...
by Floppy_Boy
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: WTCC to race on Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2605

Re: WTCC to race on Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2015

flyboy10 wrote:Don't they have an FIA 24 hour race there, still?

I thought the 24 hour race was a standalone event.
by Floppy_Boy
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Austrian GP Practice and Qualifying Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 40739

Re: 2014 Austrian GP Practice and Qualifying Thread

Is anybody aware of the (any) stance from the officials with regards to the first corner? They were completely running off the road back in 2003, can't imagine they'd be allowed that today.
by Floppy_Boy
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: WTCC to race on Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2605

WTCC to race on Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2015

I thought this was a huge announcement, and at first I didn't actually believe it. I might be wrong, but I don't believe any FIA sanctioned championships currently race there, and I'm interested to hear other people's opinions. Does such a prominent series open the door for other high profile champi...
by Floppy_Boy
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Last time a circuit came back in its original guise?
Replies: 40
Views: 9356

Re: Last time a circuit came back in its original guise?

flyboy10 wrote:As mentioned in the OP, more than two years, so not Suzuka :(

Ah, okay, so not inclusive. In that case after a quick scan through, the only one I noticed was the 1950 and 1955 Monaco Grand Prix.
by Floppy_Boy
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Last time a circuit came back in its original guise?
Replies: 40
Views: 9356

Re: Last time a circuit came back in its original guise?

Suzuka would count as the Japanese Grand Prix if it's two years or more.
by Floppy_Boy
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Le Mans 2014 Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 21450

Re: Le Mans 2014 Thread

Went to bed, and what a turnaround! Ultimately very sad to see neither the #1 Audi or the #20 Porsche take outright victory, nor to see the #35 OAK Ligier win it's class, the whole team have done a fantastic job all race long.
by Floppy_Boy
Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Le Mans 2014 Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 21450

Re: Le Mans 2014 Thread

Webber has barely had any night driving, a rookie treatment. But he has been on the pace when driving though, much respect for that Not good for the 9 times winner, means we've currently got three different marques in the three podium spots though. Interesting fact I never knew before today - this ...
by Floppy_Boy
Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Le Mans 2014 Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 21450

Re: Le Mans 2014 Thread

flyboy10 wrote:What happened to the Davidson Toyota to put it 12 laps down?

Lapierre had a crash early on in the rain that meant it incurred some pretty significant damage.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1zg12 ... i-n-3_auto
by Floppy_Boy
Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Le Mans 2014 Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 21450

Re: Le Mans 2014 Thread

I was in two minds there for a moment, but you made the grade in the end. When someone with such an eloquent command of the English language gives you the nod of approval, you can be content you've done a good job. #97 Aston (Senna) vs. #74 'Vette (Milner) for the class lead! That's been a cracking...
by Floppy_Boy
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Le Mans 2014 Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 21450

Re: Le Mans 2014 Thread

Is it now safe to say the porsches are out of the win? That mistake just before webber went in put the #20 in a bad situation. Was on the same lap as the toyota till then Unless there's a couple of safety cars that fall handsomely their way, and barring reliability issues for the cars in front, yes...
by Floppy_Boy
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Le Mans 2014 Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 21450

Re: Le Mans 2014 Thread

I'm sure I heard a commentator remarking that a push-start would mean a DSQ, but I had just woken up so... Perhaps if you then head straight back to the pits? And darkness has fallen. Anyone else staying up? I'm hoping to make it through until at least noon tomorrow. You did, but it seems to be a b...
by Floppy_Boy
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Le Mans 2014 Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 21450

Re: Le Mans 2014 Thread

Is it now safe to say the porsches are out of the win? That mistake just before webber went in put the #20 in a bad situation. Was on the same lap as the toyota till then Unless there's a couple of safety cars that fall handsomely their way, and barring reliability issues for the cars in front, yes...
by Floppy_Boy
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Le Mans 2014 Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 21450

Re: Le Mans 2014 Thread

Guia wrote:
Guia wrote:Aston #98 in the pits, smoking...

Power stearing failure, they're saying. So that's it for #98?

Maybe not, but they're surely out of the running. La Sarthe beginning to take it's toll 10 hours in...
by Floppy_Boy
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Le Mans 2014 Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 21450

Re: Le Mans 2014 Thread

Onboard feeds for the two Porsches, the two remaining Audis and the second Toyota.

#1 Audi (DI GRASSI/GENE/KRISTENSEN): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10uq4 ... -n-1_sport

#2 Audi (FASSLER/LOTTERER/TRELUYER): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10uqr ... -n-2_sport

#8 Toyota (DAVIDSON/LAPIERRE/BUEMI): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10uq9 ... -n-8_sport

#14 Porsche (DUMAS/JANI/LIEB): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10uq9 ... n-14_sport

#20 Porsche (BERNHARD/WEBBER/HARTLEY): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10uq5 ... n-20_sport
by Floppy_Boy
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Le Mans 2014 Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 21450

Re: Le Mans 2014 Thread

I'm sure I heard a commentator remarking that a push-start would mean a DSQ, but I had just woken up so... Perhaps if you then head straight back to the pits? And darkness has fallen. Anyone else staying up? I'm hoping to make it through until at least noon tomorrow. You did, but it seems to be a b...
by Floppy_Boy
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Le Mans 2014 Thread
Replies: 229
Views: 21450

Re: Le Mans 2014 Thread

Mark Webber in the car and on his way... Whether or not this was scheduled, I'm not sure. He's taking over from Porsche #20 teammate Brendon Hartley who is handing over having just recovered from a spin. Hartley was looking quite flustered sitting stationary for a few moments before getting back un...