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by Nosebuckle
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Criticism of Lance Stroll
Replies: 423
Views: 182488

Re: Criticism of Lance Stroll

The testing restrictions in today's F1 have new drivers coming to the series with 2 strikes against them and the third strike is out of the pitchers hand and headed to home plate. If they are good, very very good, they foul off that pitch and get to face more pitches and come to grips with the cars...
by Nosebuckle
Tue May 30, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Thank you Fernando!
Replies: 22
Views: 6322

Re: Thank you Fernando!

Next year Fernando, next year!!! Great write up of your first 500 experience. It recalled for me when when my dad took me to see the first of three 500's we've attended together - mine was in 1994 when the Penske's dominated the entire month and of course the race. Very nice to hear you were able t...
by Nosebuckle
Thu May 18, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull leaving again then?
Replies: 66
Views: 15949

Re: Red Bull leaving again then?

Nothing really to see here, just Red Bull's annual empty threat to leave because they're not winning everything.
by Nosebuckle
Wed May 03, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Russian Grand Prix
Replies: 42
Views: 9639

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Russian Grand Prix

Voted for Bottas and the two Force India drivers. Jumping the Ferraris at the start and keeping that lead to the end was simply sensational work by Bottas, easily the star of the race. Special mention to Hulkenberg for getting results under difficult circumstances (Sirotkin replacing him in FP1, Ren...
by Nosebuckle
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen
Replies: 258
Views: 62094

Re: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen

When he held the number one driver status in teams such as McLaren and Lotus, they devoted enough resources to make sure his front end worked to his preferences. I don't see why Ferrari would withhold some expenditure if it would produce greater performance for their driver, irrespective of their p...
by Nosebuckle
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen
Replies: 258
Views: 62094

Re: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen

I wish Kimi would realize he's probably not going to improve in his performance and go out on his own terms. I count myself as a fan as well, but it's frustrating to watch him go backwards. Unless something changes drastically this season, I'd wager Ferrari is going to replace him. I don't see that...
by Nosebuckle
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen
Replies: 258
Views: 62094

Re: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen

I wish Kimi would realize he's probably not going to improve in his performance and go out on his own terms. I count myself as a fan as well, but it's frustrating to watch him go backwards. Unless something changes drastically this season, I'd wager Ferrari is going to replace him. I don't see that ...
by Nosebuckle
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Giovinazzi v Pascal
Replies: 93
Views: 18149

Re: Giovinazzi v Pascal

Something I had not considered in this is reserve driver status. Ferrari has released Giovinazzi for China if needed but was reluctant as letting Giovinazzi do more races will make him ineligible for young driver tests. It seems as if it would need to be some sort of commitment if they use him then...
by Nosebuckle
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Honda's Best Place in Australia
Replies: 50
Views: 10301

Re: McLaren Honda's Best Place in Australia

I'm predicting results similar to what we saw in 2015, although I think both cars will start the race. One won't finish and the other will trundle around 2 laps down at the finish. Really don't know what the thought process is for anything thinking they'll finish any higher than 15th! They're basica...
by Nosebuckle
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Kimi Raikkonnen the dark horse for 2017?
Replies: 47
Views: 12536

Re: Is Kimi Raikkonnen the dark horse for 2017?

Way too early to suggest anyone other than one of the Mercs. Ferrari has impressed like this in previous tests, but I will admit, considering the reliability and times on the medium compound, they haven't built a dud. But there are some many unknowns with the new tyres, not to mention the new techni...
by Nosebuckle
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brawn - no quick F1 fix. What would you change?
Replies: 44
Views: 19016

Re: Brawn - no quick F1 fix. What would you change?

There will be no quick fixes, as any changes to the technical regulations or the economics of F1 are going to be fraught with existing stakeholders defending their interests. However, I definitely think that some fixes would have quick results in improving the sport. Fundamentally, prize money needs...
by Nosebuckle
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lance Stroll
Replies: 104
Views: 14958

Re: Lance Stroll

Stroll has basically claimed, in no uncertain terms, that his promotion to Williams is nothing more than the product of his talents, which is almost certainly untrue. If he doesn't acknowledge the multitude of advantages his father purchased for him in the singular pursuit of reaching F1, then he b...
by Nosebuckle
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lance Stroll
Replies: 104
Views: 14958

Re: Lance Stroll

Lance Stroll's father has reportedly paid $80 million for the Williams seat: http://www.f1today.net/en/news/f1/219035/lance-stroll-debut-reportedly-cost-80-million And Lance claims he earned the Williams seat. Yeah right! This right here. I doubt anyone is hating on Stroll personally, but rather be...
by Nosebuckle
Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 US Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 12836

Re: 2016 US Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Gotta admire Alonso's commitment - whines about losing .15s on the straights but still shoves that car around and nearly makes Q3.
by Nosebuckle
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stoffel Vandoorne race driver 2017 for McLaren
Replies: 22
Views: 4994

Re: Stoffel Vandoorne race driver 2017 for McLaren

As if Vandoorne needed to underscore McLaren's choice to give him a race seat next season, he's taken his first win in Super Formula.

http://www.grandprix247.com/2016/09/10/ ... rmula-win/
by Nosebuckle
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Raikkonen vs Vettel
Replies: 66
Views: 11108

Re: Raikkonen vs Vettel

What is OP trying to accomplish here other than to whip up emotion? I'll be the first to admit I'm a Raikkonen fan but I'm not so delusional as to believe he's going to actually beat Vettel this year. Luck has clearly swung away from him in recent races (although in spite of his gearbox penalty in B...
by Nosebuckle
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2nd Pre-season test at Catalunya, 2016
Replies: 196
Views: 25791

Re: 2nd Pre-season test at Catalunya, 2016

May i state somthing that might be completely wrong but i would like your opinion on it as well. I think that all times (one off like qualy runs) on Ultra-Soft and Super-Soft tires are meaningless plus maybe even some of the softs. Barcelona is one of the toughest tracks on tires, if not the toughe...
by Nosebuckle
Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 to be sold this year
Replies: 17
Views: 3287

Re: F1 to be sold this year

BE does not put something "out there" without a reason, this is typical Bernie PR where the real message is not always the headline. In this case it seems to me that the message is to CVC and partners, also to any potential future investors, is that whoever has financial control of F1 - B...
by Nosebuckle
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas F1 Updates
Replies: 281
Views: 42178

Re: Haas F1 Updates

The only reason I can see them taking Gutierrez is because that's part of the Ferrari package. You get our PU, the maximum allowed technical assistance, a bunch of folks with experience working in Maranello will work for your team but you also must take our driver who's backers are sponsoring the wh...
by Nosebuckle
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why are WEC cars so ugly?
Replies: 42
Views: 7394

Re: Why are WEC cars so ugly?

I believe the vertical fin is mandatory on WEC prototypes, isn't it? What escapes me, is why it is forbidden in F1, but needed in prototypes. Contrary to the air intake on F1s, I do believe these fins are functional. And it struck me so little advertising was on it, when I went to admire them in Fr...
by Nosebuckle
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rossi to replace Merhi
Replies: 49
Views: 5379

Re: Rossi to replace Merhi

Gotta love this as an American, although recent history suggests I'll probably want to keep the enthusiasm to myself. Who is behind this? Haas has recently said that Rossi won't be one of his drivers next year and I'm not aware of anyone else who would want to see this happen. Either way, I'm thrill...
by Nosebuckle
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula One takeover possibly underway in future
Replies: 38
Views: 5445

Re: Formula One takeover possibly underway in future

Well apparently they stiller a role in there for Bernie which is either pre deal politics or not and we are stuck with him. I don't think he is as bad as you guys say he is though No matter what, Bernie's days in Formula One are drawing to a close. I dont think we'll see him with the power to cause...
by Nosebuckle
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2703248

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV4LYuGbl6I Take a good look. When sizing up the video I think it really looks like Alonso hits Raikkonen BEFORE he looses it. You can tell absolutely nothing from that video - it's too pixelated to see what's going on. If everyone around the teams say there was no c...
by Nosebuckle
Tue May 26, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2703248

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

there was absolutely nothing wrong with what ricciardo did. Kimi should not have made his defensive move once ric was already along side. I'll quote the rules: 20.4 Any driver defending his position on a straight, and before any braking area, may use the full width of the track during his first mov...
by Nosebuckle
Tue May 19, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud becomes fastest driver in oval
Replies: 75
Views: 7775

Re: IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud becomes fastest driver in oval

http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/116939-indy-500-hinchcliffe-saved-from-serious-injuries damn, suspension went through one leg into the other, stopping at his pelvis. serious blood loss when the safety team arrived. they had better break tradition and offer more testing this week. at least they st...
by Nosebuckle
Mon May 18, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud becomes fastest driver in oval
Replies: 75
Views: 7775

Re: IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud becomes fastest driver in oval

I have a question of those participating in this thread, how many of you have had a chance to see an Indy 500... how long ago? I've been in 1994 & 1998 - wish I could remember those experiences in better detail. I really haven't much interest in oval racing, and I don't think it makes a lot of ...
by Nosebuckle
Wed May 13, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2703248

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

You seem determined to find fault. In the first two races, Kimi suffered damage, so they are not entirely representative. Nevertheless, Kimi was due to finish 4th before his retirement - and therefore maximise potential points - in the first race, and did finish 4th in the second, again despite suf...
by Nosebuckle
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie Ecclestone - Vettel wasn't a very good World Champion
Replies: 36
Views: 14917

Re: Bernie Ecclestone - Vettel wasn't a very good World Cham

Bernie has always supported Vettel throughout his career so this is more meaningless theatrics from Bernie. I'm sure he appreciated Hamilton's on-and-off relationship with a well-known singer and his dabbling in things outside the sport. Vettel is about as buttoned up as they come (something I parti...
by Nosebuckle
Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will McLaren get on the scoreboard?
Replies: 182
Views: 24122

Re: When will McLaren get on the scoreboard?

I say Spain. They won't quite have the power in China, and Bahrain will be too hot to turn it up much. The strength of the chassis is well-suited for Barca and I'll guess they make it to the finish. You can definitely tell the potential in the Honda PU. Bahrain is a night race. Temps are far cooler...
by Nosebuckle
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will McLaren get on the scoreboard?
Replies: 182
Views: 24122

Re: When will McLaren get on the scoreboard?

I say Spain. They won't quite have the power in China, and Bahrain will be too hot to turn it up much. The strength of the chassis is well-suited for Barca and I'll guess they make it to the finish. You can definitely tell the potential in the Honda PU.
by Nosebuckle
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Due to High costs, Indy Car wants to be F1 alternative
Replies: 33
Views: 4506

Re: Due to High costs, Indy Car wants to be F1 alternative

Tony George ruined open wheel racing in North America, and one of the worlds greatest Motorsports events. He deserves nothing. I've nothing but ill will towards Mr. George, but his whole deal was making the Indy 500 an even bigger centerpiece to the Indycar spectacle - wouldn't an expansion of Indy...
by Nosebuckle
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So What's Wrong With F1
Replies: 120
Views: 12139

Re: So What's Wrong With F1

I'd actually like to express an entirely 'out there' opinion. Bernie NEVER really had any intention of improving F1 as a 'sport' itself. Anything F1 has gained during his presence is a side-effect of the push to make it a more profitable 'business'. It all seemed OK, even good in the transitional p...
by Nosebuckle
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: No German race!!
Replies: 121
Views: 15554

Re: No German race!!

Thanks Bernie. You really can't expire soon enough.
by Nosebuckle
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So What's Wrong With F1
Replies: 120
Views: 12139

Re: So What's Wrong With F1

Picking only 3 was pretty tough. The option "Bernie Ecclestone" is actually sort of a summary of many of the other issues. Exactly. He's the reason F1 visits dictatorships rather than say, France; he's the reason F1's popularity seems strangulated when it should be expanding, he's the rea...
by Nosebuckle
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2703248

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

If we did the math to find out where Kimi would have ended last Sunday, if he could have made his one stop strategy with a regular pit stop. I bet it would be behind the two Mercedes. Ahead of Vettel. He also made the fastest lap after them. It's time to be positive and look forward to an exciting ...
by Nosebuckle
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi Raikkonen's incredibly bad luck
Replies: 290
Views: 32307

Re: Kimi Raikkonen's incredibly bad luck

So I went back and re-watched Raikkonen's second stop and concluded a more appropriate title of the thread might be 'Kimi Raikkonen's incredibly good luck (for escaping what arguably should have been a penalty).' As for his luck in the first corner, I'd say no need to crash into your new teammate at...
by Nosebuckle
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jerez Testing
Replies: 593
Views: 63003

Re: Jerez Testing

I don't think we should read much, if anything, into Ferrari's performance. Being the first test, the only thing that matters is reliability and mileage. Most of us know that Jerez is not a favorite test circuit of the teams, not to mention it's been fairly chilly over the first few days, thus the c...
by Nosebuckle
Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sauber C-34
Replies: 60
Views: 8695

Re: Sauber C-34

AngusWolfe wrote:
Rubb. wrote:I just noticed the Chelsea FC logo on the front. Interesting sponsor.

They've been partners since at least 2012. I think the Sauber logo is on their stadium somewhere.


Speaking of sponsors, the dearth of logos on the car is what stands out most to me.
by Nosebuckle
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India - Insolvent?
Replies: 97
Views: 13816

Re: Force India - Insolvent?

I don't think we'll have to worry about FI not making the grid this season, mostly because I can't imagine some backer of the Mexican GP will allow the race to go off without Perez taking the grid. I think the difference in the number of people showing up to the track at some point in the weekend be...
by Nosebuckle
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A Closed Cockpit Ferrari - Very Nice...........
Replies: 72
Views: 11957

Re: A Closed Cockpit Ferrari - Very Nice...........

I've got no conceptual problem with putting some sort of canopy on the cars, but I don't think one would've made much difference in Bianchi's crash. A canopy would have prevented Massa's incident, Henry Surtees', probably even some of Senna's injuries. The problem is that practically no canopy is go...