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by Benici
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 10773

Re: 2016 Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

Hulkenberg clearly didn't think he could make the top ten so he pressed the wheel release button to guarantee his P10 place. Shocking tactics.
by Benici
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso v Herbert
Replies: 211
Views: 31167

Re: Alonso v Herbert

Link to video clip:

http://youtu.be/3lAIx6MrePw
by Benici
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New Qualifying Format Binned Official (Not Really)(Really)
Replies: 313
Views: 32799

Re: New Qualifying Format Binned Official (Not Really)

Could we potentially see a situation here where the top teams deliberately keep their cars in the pits during the last few minutes of the qualifying sessions to ensure that it appears as terrible as it was in Australia?
by Benici
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Belgium GP Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 38251

Re: 2015 Belgium GP Qualifying and Race Thread

ElevenTenths wrote:
Clarky wrote:Hamilton destroyed the field



Rosberg would have had that pole but for some balance issues! They came out of nowhere. Also the accident yesterday made him a little apprehensive. LH is so lucky :-)


Haha! Briliant. :thumbup:
by Benici
Sun May 24, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 135
Views: 17674

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Monaco Grand Prix

cosmo wrote:Rosberg and Button close call...but i will go with the winner.
3 in a row in Monaco, Rosberg is a specialist on this track...


This is amazing.
by Benici
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: No German race!!
Replies: 121
Views: 15518

Re: No German race!!

Don't worry, we've still got Azerbaijan on the cards.

If Bernie can now get rid of Spa, Silverstone and Monza, I think we're well on the way to F1 becoming camel racing in the desert.
by Benici
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rosberg vs Vettel post race press conference...
Replies: 49
Views: 7652

Re: Rosberg vs Vettel post race press conference...

I like to see this type of thing. A fascinating insight into Rosberg's mindset. Screw the team, he wants to see his teammate DNF because realistically it's his only chance of a World Championship if Hamilton continues to drive the way he did.

Seb 1 - Nico 0
by Benici
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Australian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 25654

Re: Official Australian Grand Prix Race Thread

A very bad season opening. Several cars circulating at big intervals; it felt like a feeder series race. The rules are just preposterous at this point. Teams forced to field essentially untested cars and to use econo-mode for the entire race distance, both to save fuel and protect the PUs. I've bee...
by Benici
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: This is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport?!
Replies: 159
Views: 17887

Re: This is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport?!

I wonder how the cost factor, performance factor and entertainment factor would be without the batteries/hybrid energy recovery part of the equation, 1.6 litre turbo engines, unlimited boost, no engine restrictions, they could even base them on production blocks and get over 1000hp. We would still ...
by Benici
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Australian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 25654

Re: Official Australian Grand Prix Race Thread

A very bad season opening. Several cars circulating at big intervals; it felt like a feeder series race. The rules are just preposterous at this point. Teams forced to field essentially untested cars and to use econo-mode for the entire race distance, both to save fuel and protect the PUs. I've bee...
by Benici
Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Australian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 25654

Re: Official Australian Grand Prix Race Thread

Arnie needs to be the permanent podium interviewer! Brilliant.
by Benici
Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Australian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 25654

Re: Official Australian Grand Prix Race Thread

There's clearly a small minority of f***wits in the crowd booing at everything. Idiots.
by Benici
Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Australian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 319
Views: 25654

Re: Official Australian Grand Prix Race Thread

Ricciardo, the top Renault finisher, lapped by Mercedes. Ouch.
by Benici
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Australian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread!!!
Replies: 134
Views: 17823

Re: Official Australian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread!!!

Before Ferrari fans get too excited, remember that last year Scuderia always looked better than they actually were, and Williams never showed their hand until Saturday. We'll see what's what tomorrow. True, but the improvements Ferrari have shown in testing were noted up and down the paddock. The c...
by Benici
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Australian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread!!!
Replies: 134
Views: 17823

Re: Official Australian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread!!!

No way Ric replaces Kimi. Vettel would hate it. Probably...does it matter what Vettel thinks? The italians would love it. Ricciardo's Father was born in Sicily and his Mother's family are italian too (according to wiki). Obviously, I'm being a bit tongue-in-cheek but, seeing as Red Bull's star coul...
by Benici
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Australian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread!!!
Replies: 134
Views: 17823

Re: Official Australian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread!!!

babararacucudada wrote:
Benici wrote:Based on the season so far I think we can all agree that this is Kimi's last season at Ferrari and next year he will be replaced by Daniel Ricciardo.


I don't agree.


Oh. I thought this would unite the forum.
by Benici
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Australian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread!!!
Replies: 134
Views: 17823

Re: Official Australian Grand Prix Free Practice Thread!!!

Based on the season so far I think we can all agree that this is Kimi's last season at Ferrari and next year he will be replaced by Daniel Ricciardo.
by Benici
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Barcelona Testing
Replies: 762
Views: 90945

Re: Barcelona Testing

mds wrote:1:22.796!
Wow!


And that's 'Thank You and Goodnight' from Mercedes.
by Benici
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Barcelona Testing
Replies: 762
Views: 90945

Re: Barcelona Testing

The Merc's just gone out on soft tyres. This should be interesting!
by Benici
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jerez Testing
Replies: 593
Views: 62968

Re: Jerez Testing

Bacus wrote:That Merc is a princess.



Look at that downward curve from the air intake above the drivers head. The Merc makes all the other cars look flabby.
by Benici
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if Einstein was an F1 Driver?
Replies: 15
Views: 3044

Re: What if Einstein was an F1 Driver?

He would have moved to Formula mc^2
by Benici
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren open to helping a smaller team get to Melbourne
Replies: 49
Views: 8192

Re: McLaren open to helping a smaller team get to Melbourne

veffy wrote:hmm so the only real option would be to use the Caterham 2014 and rapidly upgrade it with the help of some of mclarens team sent over


If they're also not allowed to share information then even this could be tricky.
by Benici
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren open to helping a smaller team get to Melbourne
Replies: 49
Views: 8192

Re: McLaren open to helping a smaller team get to Melbourne

mds wrote:
Benici wrote:What about giving Caterham a modified version of the 2014 McLaren?


As far as I know this isn't allowed. I think starting from 2010 it has been required by the rules that each competitor designs his own car. Customer cars are prohibited.


Ah, thanks. Didn't know. :thumbup:
by Benici
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren open to helping a smaller team get to Melbourne
Replies: 49
Views: 8192

Re: McLaren open to helping a smaller team get to Melbourne

Imagine if McLaren did help out Caterham. With those noses they'd be the Ugly Sisters. And we already have Button(s). You can tell it's Pantomine season.
by Benici
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren open to helping a smaller team get to Melbourne
Replies: 49
Views: 8192

Re: McLaren open to helping a smaller team get to Melbourne

I'm assuming it'd be too late to build a 2015 car for Caterham even with Mclarens tech and backing? and if so modifying the 2014 car for the honda engine seems like a reasonably big job What about giving Caterham a modified version of the 2014 McLaren? They already got one that the Honda engine fit...
by Benici
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015
Replies: 217
Views: 31417

Re: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015

This is all getting very interesting all of a sudden.
by Benici
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren open to helping a smaller team get to Melbourne
Replies: 49
Views: 8192

Re: McLaren open to helping a smaller team get to Melbourne

Given how the initial test of the Honda engine went it would make a lot of sense of they could use Caterham as a b-team. And it would keep Magnussen fresh and ready for a race seat at McLaren in a couple of years. Hmm, could this be one of the reasons this driver line-up took so long to announce?
by Benici
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015
Replies: 217
Views: 31417

Re: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015

Am I the only one disappointed to hear this? Jenson just like Webber, Barrichello and many drivers before them is one of the veteran "good but nothing special" drivers. I would much rather see Magnussen have a second season or a fresh rookie that could be a real new talent have a chance. ...
by Benici
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Last race without a World Champion in the field?
Replies: 28
Views: 5184

Re: Last race without a World Champion in the field?

Hey man, it's about a debate at work. That is serious business and any and all technicalities that could make a person win a debate are super important! Well, if we're being super-pendantic, technically the last race without a world champion in the field would be any minor race (go-kart, horse, boa...
by Benici
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Last race without a World Champion in the field?
Replies: 28
Views: 5184

Re: Last race without a World Champion in the field?

Hey man, it's about a debate at work. That is serious business and any and all technicalities that could make a person win a debate are super important! Well, if we're being super-pendantic, technically the last race without a world champion in the field would be any minor race (go-kart, horse, boa...
by Benici
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015
Replies: 217
Views: 31417

Re: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015

Looks like Button has signed for 2 years. https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1/status/543021443081314304

Great news. Let's see what he can do.
by Benici
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015
Replies: 217
Views: 31417

Re: Alonso and Button confirmed for 2015

Am I the only one who hates this kind of journalism from the BBC. It IS NOT confirmed yet but will be in a couple of hours. So just wait until then.
by Benici
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button's future
Replies: 469
Views: 82361

Re: Jenson Button's future

I've just heard that a last minute sponsorship deal with Danepak has saved Magnussen's bacon.
by Benici
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso left without a drive?
Replies: 51
Views: 10097

Re: Alonso left without a drive?

Are you suggesting Alonso would be stupid enough to leave Ferrari without having another guaranteed seat? Obviously not. He announced his departure from Ferrari AFTER he knew the McLaren deal was done, as it should be. On the other hand, McLaren wanted him back since long ago. And now Honda want hi...
by Benici
Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Horner: Nothing will change in 2015
Replies: 109
Views: 16391

Re: Horner: Nothing will change in 2015

Jeez, it's called MOTORsport. A motor is an engine. Merc built the best engine. It's up to everyone else to build better ones. How can you do that if you get only one shot, in-season development is not allowed from the first season onwards and the freedom of changing the PU's is gradually reduced f...
by Benici
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Horner: Nothing will change in 2015
Replies: 109
Views: 16391

Re: Horner: Nothing will change in 2015

Jeez, it's called MOTORsport. A motor is an engine. Merc built the best engine. It's up to everyone else to build better ones. Simple as that. Fed up with all this whingy talk from Redbull and Horner.
by Benici
Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Truck and Trailer jumping a moving F1 car
Replies: 15
Views: 3148

Re: Truck and Trailer jumping a moving F1 car

I'm assuming Maldonado was driving the truck.
by Benici
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso 2015
Replies: 383
Views: 58044

Re: Alonso 2015

How is that article in any way confirmation?
by Benici
Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Conundrum if Rosberg is WDC...
Replies: 30
Views: 6464

Re: Mercedes Conundrum if Rosberg is WDC...

I fear a little bit for Rosberg if he wins the title because of double points. I think we may see a resurgence of the booing and negative comments seen after the Spa incident. As far as Mercedes is concerned I believe that privately now they might prefer Hamilton to win it rather than have their 201...