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by ashley313
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2013 winter testing thread
Replies: 1572
Views: 170432

Re: Official 2013 winter testing thread

Remember when I told you I was going to look at some numbers? Here's a sample. So lots are panicking about the drop off of the tires right? http://i.imgur.com/qDfqJs2.jpg Difference from last year's GP to this year's first Barca test: RIC -1.08s ALO -.9s RAI +.868s VET -.02s DIR -.14s So in reality,...
by ashley313
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

I did do that, over several days and many posts. Its an evolving opinion, and the latest one included input from other posters. Can't do all that in one go from the beginning. Its a conversation, it goes back and forth. I'm not attempting to "wind up" anyone, I'm attempting to explain the ...
by ashley313
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

I don't think she's a good enough driver for F1 because her best results in IndyCar were on ovals, and her best results in Nascar sanctioned series are in restrictor plate races. There are few plate races across a Sprint Cup season, so she will need to improve her performance on short and intermedia...
by ashley313
Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

How can you measure her performance without understanding what she is performing in? Its like Dr Marko pointing out that her road course results in IndyCar were not so good. Some of us were pointing out that her speedway/plate results tend to be better than her short track results, so making any con...
by ashley313
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

How can you discuss Danica and a potential role (or not) in F1 without understanding the context in which she is competing now? That's all we're talking about. You were veering off topic talking about Jeff Gordon, Scott Speed and how a NASCAR car works. That has nothing to do with Danica, Marko and...
by ashley313
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

How can you discuss Danica and a potential role (or not) in F1 without understanding the context in which she is competing now? That's all we're talking about.
by ashley313
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault engine mapping "clampdown"
Replies: 27
Views: 5628

Re: Renault engine mapping "clampdown"

Ever stop to think they deliberately word things ambiguously to allow some room for real development? I don't think the rule writers are as dumb as they get credit for being. If that were true Ashley, then they wouldn't crack down on teams every time someone finds a loophole that's worth exploiting...
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

I'm calling him Wonderoldman now.
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

Johnston wrote:Internet analyses. Remember Brazil ;)

Clearly BK was trying to make a pass under a local yellow x(
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

Yeah, sure, but its not sailing that far away if its first been tangled in chain link fence and wire. If the big round black object that flies through the air near the top of the fence went through the fence, why isnt the top of the fence damaged? It was fine. That's all I'm sayinnnnnn. The fence's ...
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault engine mapping "clampdown"
Replies: 27
Views: 5628

Re: Renault engine mapping "clampdown"

Ever stop to think they deliberately word things ambiguously to allow some room for real development? I don't think the rule writers are as dumb as they get credit for being.
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

Larson's car was getting hit at some points like a third of the way across the track. The wall doesn't hang out far enough for that - remember the track is falling away from it, not flat. The start/finish flag gantry hangs out further than the fence, and that only covers MAYBE a car's width of the t...
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault engine mapping "clampdown"
Replies: 27
Views: 5628

Re: Renault engine mapping "clampdown"

By transparent I meant so that we can read them, and know what the debate is about first hand rather than read a reporter's synopsis of what he thinks the directive might say. IMSA, Grand Am...they post tech bulletins on their website for all to see. You're not getting an FIA bulletin without a comp...
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

Then where did the other one come from? There was one stuck IN the mangled fence. And I still see one sail clear over top in every video. If it went through, based on its height, there would have to be damage to the top of the fence, which there wasn't. If it went through lower, none of the rest of ...
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

And I meant other teams at the back build plate race chassis too.

Also, it's Hendrick.
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

Look at your last photo...how did THAT wheel end up 20 rows into the seats? There were 2 wheels involved.
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

Even the teams further back have speedway specific chassis. Scott Speed (the best driver ever), for example, mentioned yesterday that he played it super safe in the end because he was in their only speedway car.
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

Yup as I said earlier, by all accounts their emergency procedures worked well.
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: You can only hire one
Replies: 74
Views: 10147

Re: You can only hire one

Well I guess Mercedes isn't voting in this poll.
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: You can only hire one
Replies: 74
Views: 10147

Re: You can only hire one

lol nobody wants Paddy
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault engine mapping "clampdown"
Replies: 27
Views: 5628

Re: Renault engine mapping "clampdown"

When the FIA issued the non-public technical directive on this subject last year, the reports were that it specified the teams must choose a "standard" engine map used at one of the four opening races, which must then be approved by the FIA, and then torque curves above 6,000rpm on subsequ...
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

I would only feel entitled to some kind of compensation in a situation like this if the response of medical crews to the incident were unduly slow because there was no procedure or plan in place, or an ambulance couldnt get to or from the scene for the same sort of reason, something like that. That'...
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

Why would Indy drivers want to run in GP2? That's not aspiring to do better. Most of the kids in GP2 would die for an Indy seat. No you would look for a top Indycar driver like Will Power to go into a F1 car thats always been the case in the past, clearly Indycar is a step up from GP2 in terms of c...
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

Speedway cars are not identical to the non-plate cars, and the physical racing is completely different. Indy cars are similar in that they run completely different body work for ovals vs. road courses and street circuits. The teams are more than competent at running and setting up both. It is absolu...
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

Why would Indy drivers want to run in GP2? That's not aspiring to do better. Most of the kids in GP2 would die for an Indy seat. No you would look for a top Indycar driver like Will Power to go into a F1 car thats always been the case in the past, clearly Indycar is a step up from GP2 in terms of c...
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

They don't absolve the relevant parties from liability entirely, but anyone bringing suit would have to prove those parties were negligent in some way to get anywhere. Those parties also have gobs of insurance for the same reason.
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

Why would Indy drivers want to run in GP2? That's not aspiring to do better. Most of the kids in GP2 would die for an Indy seat.
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: why few days of testing so much important???????????????
Replies: 61
Views: 6209

Re: why few days of testing so much important???????????????

A team like RBR could have a small test team running different tires at non FIA tracks to collect tire-independent aero data, or test reliability of components. RB could fund it instead of the team, and the employee contracts have confidentiality clauses. No branding on anything (or even retro brand...
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top 5 races you are looking forward to for 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4472

Re: Top 5 races you are looking forward to for 2013

Monaco, Spa, Singapore, Austin, Brazil
by ashley313
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

One went through, one went over. The one that went over is the one that landed 20 rows up, on someone's face,
by ashley313
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Redbull Vs The Rest
Replies: 53
Views: 7862

Re: Redbull Vs The Rest

Cause its truuuuuue. I've done my homework. If you go beyond the mainstream F1 coverage and fact-find for yourself, its plain to see. Believe whatever you wish, it doesn't make a difference :P
by ashley313
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

No I mean to get INTO any facility you sign a waiver at the gate, no matter what you are there for, and when you buy a ticket, you are agreeing to the same terms and conditions. It will either say so on the ticket, or be posted wherever you buy it.
by ashley313
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Redbull Vs The Rest
Replies: 53
Views: 7862

Re: Redbull Vs The Rest

The biggest difference between RBR and the others is that they worry about themselves first. The culture within the team is different. Its not about beating everyone else, its being the best they can be. Different focus. They've been very fortunate to be able to put together like minded people, and ...
by ashley313
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Daytona 500 Race Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 11772

Re: Daytona 500 Race Thread

I follow the tech in Nascar but not the actual racing - I watch the road races, and the 500 every year, that's usually it - but this year I've watched allllllllllll of speed weeks racing and practice (I'm on nascar overload and a little disgusted with myself) and I've decided I'm a fan of BK because...
by ashley313
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

Ive been to every major circuit here in the States and you don't get through the gate without signing a waiver. I haven't been to many as a spectator, but the ones I have, when you buy the tickets you do the same. Can the track still be in hot water? yes, but only if it can be proved they were negli...
by ashley313
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

No, he won't be. That's pretty standard. He even admitted he'd make an additional move if he had the chance. The fire was probably just the fuel coming out of what was left of the lines on Kyle's car, having been disconnected from the motor and some of its ancillaries. It was on the track and only l...
by ashley313
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

Its not the fence - its the cars, and the way the races play out. Those cars dont break up like a composite monocoque and body car does, and the technology to keep the wheels tethered better just isn't there yet. The inevitability of a last lap crash is a consequence of the way the rules for car des...
by ashley313
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1
Replies: 124
Views: 17133

Re: Dr. Marko - Danica not good for F1

I wasn't making an argument. I made an observation, then I asked a question.
by ashley313
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

They are cutting away the damaged parts, welding stuff, and preparing to put a new section isn. Watching it live on Speed right now. Impressive crew they have there.