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by johnp
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso STR14 Revealed!
Replies: 11
Views: 4184

Re: Toro Rosso STR14 Revealed!

So what happened to the sleek sexy F1 cars we were suppose to get? the front wing looks like a huge snow plow, what a monstrosity
by johnp
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Engine Noise
Replies: 87
Views: 14041

Re: F1 Engine Noise

Yellowbin74 wrote:Personally, I'm happy with the sound as it is - don't care if they are noisy or not.

Please don't add microphones as that's a bad idea plain and simple.
Too late.... F1 has already contacted Marshall amps to fix the noise problem :]
by johnp
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 104473

Re: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?

Anyone stupid enough to pull a boneheaded move like Vettel did doesn't deserve to be world champion
by johnp
Sat May 27, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Criticism of Lance Stroll
Replies: 423
Views: 187853

Re: Criticism of Lance Stroll

Why did he make only 1 run in Q1 ? what was wrong with his car?
by johnp
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 135184

Re: When will everyone realize McLaren's wearing no clothes?

given that Honda runs it's engine program all by itself, it all depends on them. I think Mclaren builds a decent enough car so that Fernando could fight for a win or two. But it all depends what happens with the new engine. Still, the major problem is that RON isn't running the operations any more....
by johnp
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull RB13 Unveiled!
Replies: 37
Views: 8052

Re: Red Bull RB13 Unveiled!

Looking at the ridiculously massive front wings the new cars have, we're in for lots of first lap carnage (unless your starting on the front row)
by johnp
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India VJM10 Unveiled!
Replies: 54
Views: 20529

Re: Force India VJM10 Unveiled!

Looks like 3 groups of designers (front, middle, back) worked separately to create this mess, that shark fin looks like it's made of plywood
by johnp
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sauber C36 Unveiled!
Replies: 54
Views: 13251

Re: Sauber C36 unveiled!

I guess the rumours of the hideous shark fins making a comeback were true, so much for good looking new cars. But I do love the new rear wing and cockpit area
by johnp
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lance Stroll
Replies: 104
Views: 16242

Re: Lance Stroll

F3 cars have something like 240hp, F1 cars will have over 940hp next year, is this kid ready??????
by johnp
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil
Replies: 26
Views: 4305

Re: Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil

36 million is more or less what Bernie charges for a right to stage a GP, someone has pretty nasty sense of humor
by johnp
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pathetic Sky bias
Replies: 237
Views: 25646

Re: Pathetic Sky bias

This is the first year we're getting the full broadcast from sky in Canada, I must say the pre and post race shows are god awful, boring to the max
by johnp
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New Qualifying Format Binned Official (Not Really)(Really)
Replies: 313
Views: 35931

Re: New Qualifying Format Binned Official

Bernie "I reject your reality and substitute my own"
by johnp
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull have an engine
Replies: 88
Views: 13867

Re: Red Bull have an engine

Nothing but stupid word games, the bloody engine will still be built by Renault, I would be very surprised if Red Bull are allowed to do even minor modifications to the power unit (aren't the engines sealed the engine maker?)
by johnp
Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Alonso be back in 2016?
Replies: 45
Views: 6550

Will Alonso be back in 2016?

After the comments made by Dennis, and Alonso wanting to park his car despite more than half the race to go, it kind of makes you wonder what's happening in McLaren land
by johnp
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled
Replies: 212
Views: 24118

Re: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled

According to Cosworth "It would cost roughly £20m to develop from scratch, with everything else that goes with it." so in other words it's possible to produce an engine with the same horsepower (if not more) as the $1 billion dollar Mercedes power unit, and you wonder why F1 is going down the finan...
by johnp
Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled
Replies: 212
Views: 24118

Re: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled

According to Cosworth "It would cost roughly £20m to develop from scratch, with everything else that goes with it." so in other words it's possible to produce an engine with the same horsepower (if not more) as the $1 billion dollar Mercedes power unit, and you wonder why F1 is going down the financ...
by johnp
Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled
Replies: 212
Views: 24118

Re: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled

Formula 1 does not need the cutting edge of anything. The fastest car would be rocket propelled, with skirts in a fully enclosed body being sucked onto the track by extractor fans and with variable nozzles for the rocket engines like a Harrier Jet aircraft. The driver would be a passenger who was i...
by johnp
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled
Replies: 212
Views: 24118

Re: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled

Fast forward to 2017...a new 2.5 liter twin turbo 900hp is introduced, 3 different engine builders remain Ferrari,Honda and Ilmor . Mercedes pulls a hissy fit and withdrawals from F1 (Susie leaves Toto as a result) McLaren, Red bull, and Williams start winning races again, and a least 2 new teams e...
by johnp
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled
Replies: 212
Views: 24118

Re: New 2017 Alternative Engine Specs unveiled

Fast forward to 2017...a new 2.5 liter twin turbo 900hp is introduced, 3 different engine builders remain Ferrari,Honda and Ilmor . Mercedes pulls a hissy fit and withdrawals from F1 (Susie leaves Toto as a result) McLaren, Red bull, and Williams start winning races again, and a least 2 new teams en...
by johnp
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rumours Lauda is quitting
Replies: 40
Views: 7393

Re: Rumours Lauda is quitting

What exactly does Lauda do for Mercedes? besides shooting off his mouth and insult other teams
by johnp
Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.
Replies: 94
Views: 15795

Re: V-6 Engines Lowering Costs? Nope.

The engines are vastly more expensive than those they replaced, so I agree with you that from a cost perspective they were a step in the wrong direction and have been counter-productive. However, they are much more powerful than the older engines, so the bit about being slower is not true. It is th...
by johnp
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reports - Button out for 2016?
Replies: 118
Views: 14138

Re: Reports - Button out for 2016?

Button *IN* for 2016. Confirmed in the McLaren. Smart move on McLaren's part. Smart? you know if Mclaren dumped both Button and Alonso next year, and replaced them with Magnussen and Vandoorne, they would save over $35 million and get the same race results (unless Honda finds 75-100 bhp in the off ...
by johnp
Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What are the chances of McLaren going bankrupt?
Replies: 41
Views: 6843

Re: What are the chances of McLaren going bankrupt?

I was under the impression that the road car division is making good money, doesn't Dennis run that operation as well?
by johnp
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda engine at Spa to equal Ferrari engine??
Replies: 149
Views: 20263

Re: Honda engine at Spa to equal Ferrari engine??

Well at least Honda helps McLaren pay the bills, I wonder if McLaren had a title sponsor they would put up with such a bad engine
by johnp
Sun May 10, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 F1 Spanish GP Race Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 26056

Re: 2015 F1 Spanish GP Race Thread

Inappropriate post removed.
by johnp
Sat May 09, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 cars are so ridiculously slow
Replies: 36
Views: 9078

Re: 2015 cars are so ridiculously slow

The major problem I have with modern F1 cars is their race pace, no matter how you look at it the fact is these cars are bloody slow, turning them into fuel tankers hasn't help (bring back re-fueling)
by johnp
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch up
Replies: 118
Views: 18184

Re: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch

Ferdinand Piech is no longer in charge at VW so there might be a possibility for them to buy out Red Bull possibly for the 2017 engine rule change ? I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a major engine rule change 2017, these ridiculously expensive hybrid engines are here to stay ( or kills F1 peri...
by johnp
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official McLaren Thread!
Replies: 623
Views: 195155

Re: The Official McLaren Thread!

An amazing detail look at the MP4-30 http://www.racecar-engineering.com/cars/mclaren-mp4-30/ (sorry if it's already been posted)
by johnp
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?
Replies: 504
Views: 65526

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

Interesting quote from Alonso “I think the cars are different – slower, heavier… In China, the pace in the race was 1min 43 and in 2004 the pace was 1min 33, so it is 10secs difference. When you drive 10 seconds slower you don't have the same feelings. Almost sounds like Fernando is getting fed up w...
by johnp
Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch up
Replies: 118
Views: 18184

Re: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch

I actually believe wacko Marko this time, Mercedes has come to the realization that an F1 title has lost a lot of it's lustre when one team is demolishing the rest of the field primarily because an engine rule change (a change not very popular among F1's dwindling fan base) Perhaps you could tell u...
by johnp
Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch up
Replies: 118
Views: 18184

Re: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch

I actually believe wacko Marko this time, Mercedes has come to the realization that an F1 title has lost a lot of it's lustre when one team is demolishing the rest of the field primarily because an engine rule change (a change not very popular among F1's dwindling fan base) Respectfully, I couldn't...
by johnp
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch up
Replies: 118
Views: 18184

Re: Helmut Marko accuses Mercedes of 'helping' Ferrari catch

I actually believe wacko Marko this time, Mercedes has come to the realization that an F1 title has lost a lot of it's lustre when one team is demolishing the rest of the field primarily because an engine rule change (a change not very popular among F1's dwindling fan base)
by johnp
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Agreement reached on 1000bhp V6 engines for 2017,
Replies: 69
Views: 10258

Re: Agreement reached on 1000bhp V6 engines for 2017,

This is all a Bernie red herring. Mercedes is already reputed to be over 900hp, so just normal development will mean that they will be hitting 1000hp by 2017. It's just manipulating perception as usual from the poison dwarf. I don't think the actual engines (without the super expensive ERS systems)...
by johnp
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Agreement reached on 1000bhp V6 engines for 2017,
Replies: 69
Views: 10258

Re: Agreement reached on 1000bhp V6 engines for 2017,

what I'm reading is that they'll go with a twin turbo V6, how difficult is it to change the current engines to a twin turbo configuration? (do they have to come up with a totally new engine design)
by johnp
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which engine suppliers could be interested in V8s
Replies: 40
Views: 7414

Re: Which engine suppliers could be interested in V8s

I see nothing wrong with Ilmor,Cosworth and Ferrari producing 1000bhp V8's revving over 20,000rpm, better than the sorry state F1 is in today (who the hell cares how much fuel they use)
by johnp
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pot. Kettle. Rosberg.
Replies: 238
Views: 38742

Re: Pot. Kettle. Rosberg.

Nico is becoming more delusional after every beat down Lewis lays on him, next he'll claim that his engine is underpowered compared to Lewis, this is starting to get really pathetic
by johnp
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Alonso get fed up with the underperforming Mclaren?
Replies: 504
Views: 65526

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

Poor Alonso, I think he would've went faster if he got out and pushed Ron's fairy cakes around the track, I'm surprised that turkey could keep up with the safety car
by johnp
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Malaysian GP Race Thread
Replies: 384
Views: 48792

Re: 2015 Malaysian GP Race Thread

Why do they even race in Malaysian? looks like not even 20,000 people showed up, one of the main grandstand looked 70% empty. Well done Vettel can't believe he got beaten by Daniel Ricciardo last year (Danny really stunk up the place)
by johnp
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: No German race!!
Replies: 121
Views: 16937

Re: No German race!!

what's happening is not very shocking to be honest, I recall Bernie stating over 10 years ago that F1 is too big for a promoters to stage races, that government money was needed to run an F1 event. Well that approach works with governments that don't answer to the people, not too well with democrati...
by johnp
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: These Cars Will Surpass 2004 Levels of Speed by Next Season
Replies: 48
Views: 8418

Re: These Cars Will Surpass 2004 Levels of Speed by Next Sea

nixxxon wrote:In 2004 the cars used grooved tyres, so I dont think it's exactly fair to make a direct comparison.
new tires are probably 3 or 4 seconds faster than those used in 2004, plus if they developed the V10's (and cars) up to 2015, we would be talking about 8 to 10 seconds a lap faster for the V10 cars