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by becker
Wed May 29, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kobayashi may race in Canada if Massa not fit?
Replies: 42
Views: 8656

Re: Kobayashi may race in Canada if Massa not fit?

It was a preparation for an event in Moscow in July.
by becker
Tue May 28, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grosjean ruined Kimi 's chances for counter attack in Monaco
Replies: 35
Views: 5527

Re: Grosjean ruined Kimi 's chances for counter attack in Mo

I think Grosjean is useless but it would be a terrible idea to replace him with a rookie mid-season. With testing gone it is nigh-on impossible for a rookie to get a proper feel for the car mid season. Even an experienced driver will struggle to maximise the car unless he has some time to test it wi...
by becker
Tue May 28, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good is A.Sutil?
Replies: 33
Views: 3972

Re: How good is A.Sutil?

He is alright. Certainly deserves to be in a mid-field car like the FI but I doubt he will ever get a drive in a top 3 team.
by becker
Mon May 27, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Nico Rosberg be able to compete with Hamilton
Replies: 658
Views: 66299

Re: Will Nico Rosberg be able to compete with Hamilton

Or maybe Lewis is only a 10th or two off Nico because he's been studying Rosbergs telemetry? It's as possible as the crackpot theory I just read! That is a very good point, it did not occur to me. When Lewis came to Mercedes obviously the first thing he wanted to do was get a handle on how to drive...
by becker
Mon May 27, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Monaco Grand Prix - Drive Of the Day
Replies: 55
Views: 6529

Re: Monaco Grand Prix - Drive Of the Day

Voted for Hamilton, he drove brilliantly all weekend and probably would have won if it wasn't for the 3 cars in front of him.
by becker
Mon May 27, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Nico Rosberg be able to compete with Hamilton
Replies: 658
Views: 66299

Re: Will Nico Rosberg be able to compete with Hamilton

Nico is quite fast this year but I think a lot of the credit for that has to go to Hamilton, Nico has had the chance to study Hamiltons telemetry which is something most drivers would kill for. He has obviously learnt a few things from Lewis. Lewis has likely been driving slowly on purpose for the l...
by becker
Sun May 26, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's Satisfaction!
Replies: 35
Views: 8446

Re: Vettel's Satisfaction!

Nico was driving like a granny as usual so I can't really blame Vettel for wanting to do at least one fast lap.
by becker
Sun May 26, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long before Rosberg will be considered as top driver?
Replies: 66
Views: 12514

Re: How long before Rosberg will be considered as top driver

Did you miss the race today? The way he dominated this weekend is exactly how top drivers establish themselves... Top drivers show brilliance throughout their career. The car just happens to be very fast in quali right now, and he is doing a solid job making the most of it. If you think that was so...
by becker
Sun May 26, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi´s last two laps, video
Replies: 40
Views: 16359

Re: Kimi´s last two laps, video

That last move was amazing the way he held it together.
by becker
Sun May 26, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long before Rosberg will be considered as top driver?
Replies: 66
Views: 12514

Re: How long before Rosberg will be considered as top driver

I don't think he will ever be considered an elite driver. He is a good all-round driver but one who has never shown any flashes of brilliance. He is definitely a good choice as a #2 driver to pair with Hamilton, because #2 drivers don't need to be amazing, they just need to be good enough to bring s...
by becker
Sun May 26, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Grosjean be excluded from F1?
Replies: 146
Views: 15842

Re: Time to replace Grosjean?

Ja'a wrote:One incident involving other driver in 6 races and people are being harsh on him.

4 crashes in 6 races.
by becker
Sun May 26, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Grosjean be excluded from F1?
Replies: 146
Views: 15842

Re: Time to replace Grosjean?

Kovalainen would be a good replacement but they should have been to give him the drive for the full year including pre season testing. It is too late now, even though Kova is a solid driver he would be playing too much catch up. This 'rolling contract' is a silly gesture by Lotus because realistical...
by becker
Sun May 26, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Grosjean be excluded from F1?
Replies: 146
Views: 15842

Re: Time to replace Grosjean?

Grosjean should have been replaced last year.
by becker
Sun May 26, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Perez driving today
Replies: 376
Views: 39367

Re: Perez driving today

Perez wheel-to-wheel racing has been very dodgy many times but most people here are too inexperienced to see it.
by becker
Sat May 25, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Monaco GP qualifying thread!
Replies: 205
Views: 19860

Re: 2013 Monaco GP qualifying thread!

That has to be one of the most desperate pieces of spin I have ever seen. How is finishing on pole a "pretty bad showing?" He's only gone and driven a better lap than the entire grid. Remarkable He has lived in Monaco all his life so he knows the streets very well. That is worth at least ...
by becker
Sat May 25, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Monaco GP qualifying thread!
Replies: 205
Views: 19860

Re: 2013 Monaco GP qualifying thread!

should be instead given to Nico who is coming out of the shadows and proving he may just be in the elite on the grid. Nico gets 3 poles in a row, but only 1 pole in his previous 7 years in F1. Which do you think is more likely? He has magically become the fastest driver on the grid, or the car is j...
by becker
Sat May 25, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Monaco GP qualifying thread!
Replies: 205
Views: 19860

Re: 2013 Monaco GP qualifying thread!

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by becker
Sat May 25, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Monaco GP qualifying thread!
Replies: 205
Views: 19860

Re: 2013 Monaco GP qualifying thread!

That was a pretty bad showing by Rosberg, only 0.091s faster than Lewis, despite Nico having been settled in the team for 3 years and the car is an evolution of previous cars. It does not look good for Rosberg, hopefully he can find some extra speed because he is so far being soundly beaten by Hamil...
by becker
Fri May 24, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What exactly is making the Mercedes so fast?
Replies: 35
Views: 6731

Re: What exactly is making the Mercedes so fast?

Maybe its not that the Mercedes is fast, it is that the other cars are slow. And deliberately slow because they are designed to manage the tyres properly.
by becker
Wed May 22, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton and Sutill
Replies: 7
Views: 1938

Re: Hamilton and Sutill

When Adrian answered, you could cut the tension with a knife... or a sharp piece of glass.

It sounds like Adrian wants an apology.
by becker
Thu May 16, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Neck of a formula 1 driver
Replies: 40
Views: 7317

Re: Neck of a formula 1 driver

In Mclaren they used to wrap a band around the driver and squeeze him like a tube of toothpaste, it forces you to tone your neck muscles to prevent your guts coming out your nose.
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by becker
Thu May 16, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mark Webber
Replies: 21
Views: 3869

Re: Mark Webber

He is a solid driver and usually brings home plenty of points to help RB win the constructors. I think RB would be happy to keep him as long as he keeps doing that. It is probably Mark who will make the decision to end their partnership, he has done as much as he can do in F1, if he continues his ca...
by becker
Mon May 13, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would anyone consider Button to be the best driver all time?
Replies: 106
Views: 11408

Re: Would anyone consider Button to be the best driver all t

I wouldn't say he is top 20 of all time, but I would certainly rank him inside the top 20 of current drivers.
by becker
Mon May 13, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: do these 3 drivers deserve there frontline seats...FM.MW.JB.
Replies: 82
Views: 10183

Re: do these 3 drivers deserve there frontline seats...FM.MW

Button will go down in history as one of those WDCs who lucked into the championship and wasn't anything more than a reasonable driver.
by becker
Mon May 13, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Does anyone else find Ted Kravitz Annoying?
Replies: 40
Views: 5839

Re: Does anyone else find Ted Kravitz Annoying?

He is a smug smart-mouthed git, very sarky and disrespectful to everyone he interviews. Ted makes Eddie Irvine look like a fool. m Perfect example. He interrupts Eddie minding his own business, smiles and agrees with everything Eddie says, then cowardly waits until he is out of earshot to make a sma...
by becker
Sun May 12, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Tyre Thread
Replies: 1582
Views: 183087

Re: Mercedes Driver's Frustration

A day to forget to mercedes and Hamilton in particular! Frustrating for us fans, especially one day the driver performs like God, and the next race they get lapped!......how we supposed to know who the best driver is? When it's so dependent on which team has the most money/luck to work out the chem...
by becker
Sun May 12, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Tyre Thread
Replies: 1582
Views: 183087

Re: Mercedes Driver's Frustration

I'm sure I just read on twitter that they are doing a 2 stop strategy Starting on Softs, then pitstop 1 (on lap 2) switch to mediums, and pit stop 2 (lap 3) running with just rims with no tryes, as they believe this will be the fasted option for them for the podium Now it all makes perfect sense, l...
by becker
Sun May 12, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Tyre Thread
Replies: 1582
Views: 183087

Re: Pirelli don't have a car

They have a pedal powered chassis that Paul Hembry pedals around the carpark. It can go for hundreds of miles on a single set of tyres so these wear issues are a complete mystery. It is obviously some correlation problem but im sure they will get to the bottom of it.
by becker
Sun May 12, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Spanish Grand Prix race thread!
Replies: 361
Views: 31469

Re: 2013 Spanish Grand Prix race thread!

Rosberg is a lot better than Hamilton at driving slow because he has been doing it his whole career.
by becker
Sun May 12, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Tyre Thread
Replies: 1582
Views: 183087

Re: What a boring race

Some of the in car footage looked like a quali inlap, they were going ridiculously slow.
by becker
Sat May 11, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fred reported to police..
Replies: 94
Views: 12647

Re: Fred reported to police..

It says the paparazzi was following him all over town on a moped. Thats harassment in my opinion. He got what was coming for him. If you are stupid enough to use a €6000 camera for taking pictures of celebrities picking their noses, then you deserve to get it broken. Go do something productive with ...
by becker
Thu May 09, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Movie: Rush
Replies: 54
Views: 9134

Re: F1 Movie: Rush

SchumieRules wrote:Give him a chance!


What does that mean?

I have seen him in other movies and in my opinion he was a mediocre actor in them. Fine for a soap opera or comic book movie but not for a serious character study.
by becker
Thu May 09, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Movie: Rush
Replies: 54
Views: 9134

Re: F1 Movie: Rush

Its a pity they couldn't got a proper, serious actor for Hunt. I have never seen that Hemsworth guy bring any depth or three dimensionality to a character. He is just a 'pop' actor.
by becker
Tue May 07, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: -Secret buttons on steering wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 4740

Re: -Secret buttons on steering wheels

One button releases some hairspray inside his helmet to give him maximum lift and volume.
by becker
Sun May 05, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HRT Make a Comeback
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

Re: HRT Make a Comeback

I heard they were entering in the 2013 All America Soap Box Derby
by becker
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: R.Kubica testing in a Merc...
Replies: 44
Views: 9272

Re: R.Kubica testing in a Merc...

I don't know the lap times he did in DTM but i know for sure that they were good enough to provide him a seat for the season. How can his time be good enough to get a seat, if he did not get a seat? Many people known as motorsport experts said there are chances for his F1 return, raising my expecta...
by becker
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: R.Kubica testing in a Merc...
Replies: 44
Views: 9272

Re: R.Kubica testing in a Merc...

I don't think it would be all that bad. He's on the pace in rallying and he was on the pace in his DTM test. The issues would be, as he says, the twisty circuits like Monaca, and perhaps the buttons and dials on the steering wheel. If he is able to overcome these, or find a way around them, then I ...
by becker
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: R.Kubica testing in a Merc...
Replies: 44
Views: 9272

Re: R.Kubica testing in a Merc...

Haven't followed F1 (or this forum) that closely since Robert left. Had I of known there was a close personal friend of his here with inside knowledge I would of hung around! You don't need to be a personal friend of Kubica to know he will never be back in F1. All you need is some common sense and ...
by becker
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Maria de Villota Crash - what happened?
Replies: 42
Views: 8682

Re: Maria de Villota Crash - what happened?

She shouldn't have been in the car, that's what happened. Same goes for when they let competition winners or TV presenters (like that sugarplum off Top Gear) drive F1 cars. These things have so much power and such cramped footwells. It is madness to let people in them without adequate preparation an...