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by AngusWolfe
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The 2017 Feeder Series Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 73410

Re: The 2017 Feeder Series Thread

Placid wrote:The Formula V8 3.5 could be on their last legs following of the withdrawal of Adren. It will only leave 10 cars on the grid.

https://www.motorsport.com/f3.5/news/ar ... re-884591/

Crazy, a couple of years ago Formula Renault 3.5 was considered the best and most competitive feeder series out there. How times change.
by AngusWolfe
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Revisiting 'Medals'...
Replies: 173
Views: 22614

Re: Revisiting 'Medals'...

The current points system works quite well in my opinion. The fact that Nico had to finish on the podium to win either means the championship was quite close, or the points gap between the podium and the minor placings is sufficiently large. Lewis only won one more race than Nico (10-9), it's not a...
by AngusWolfe
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151649

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

Since Sainz (Toro Rosso) & Bottas (Williams) names have been included in the F1 2017 list published by the FIA, can any driver (including these 2) be swapped & if yes, what's the maximum time within which this could be deemed legal before the start of the season or 2017 year? considering th...
by AngusWolfe
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Revisiting 'Medals'...
Replies: 173
Views: 22614

Re: Revisiting 'Medals'...

DOUBLE POINTS FINALE FTW I actually think this is the best solution if you want nail biting exciting racing. Too many people knocked it without seeing the benefits. if the race was twice as long, or even a double header round, I'd be... less judgemental about it, but for one standard race to be wor...
by AngusWolfe
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151649

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

I just can't see William's getting much in the way of Bottas going to Mercedes if Mercedes really want him. Surely Bottas would be dying to get the seat as well? Hopefully it's only just their preferred option and they would be open to bringing in another driver like Sainz if it's too much effort t...
by AngusWolfe
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151649

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

I heard Sainz is their backup if they can't get Bottas. I think this stuff about Pascal having a bad reputation must be true if Mercedes haven't given up yet.
by AngusWolfe
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Impressions of Channel 4 coverage in 2016.
Replies: 42
Views: 8892

Re: Impressions of Channel 4 coverage in 2016.

Just thought of something else Channel 4 need to sort out. Ben Edwards needs a new microphone! Did anyone notice how terrible it sounded when he was announcing Rosberg's Championship. It was distorting terribly. Even at the end of the show, they repeated that moment with that poor distorted bit of ...
by AngusWolfe
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151649

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

The fact that Mercedes didn't even seem to try and push Wehrlien in to a midfield team suggests to me that they have little faith in him. I think we're in for one more surprise this year.
by AngusWolfe
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Revisiting 'Medals'...
Replies: 173
Views: 22614

Re: Revisiting 'Medals'...

Didn't current F1 drivers of the day jump into F3 cars for the Macau Grand Prix? Even this year Antonio Felix Da Costa and Felix Rosenqvist took part, and they're both a bit higher than F3 level. incidentally they finished first and second, respectively. I wouldn't object to F1 drivers jumping in a...
by AngusWolfe
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Revisiting 'Medals'...
Replies: 173
Views: 22614

Re: Revisiting 'Medals'...

no no no no. for me, No medals, no dropping results. A driver who comes second in every race is the better driver than the one who wins half and crashes out of the other, imo. The problem with medals for me (as someone who did a medals system championship on this forum for a year or two) isn't neces...
by AngusWolfe
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The 2017 Feeder Series Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 73410

Re: The 2017 Feeder Series Thread

http://www.thisisf1.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/mickschumacherrosberg-430x286.jpg Just to keep it in the family, AMG Mercedes announced the signing of Mick Schumacher as 1 of their development drivers as he will contest the European F3 series in 2017. m I soooo hope Mic is going to make it, and ...
by AngusWolfe
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The 2017 Feeder Series Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 73410

Re: The 2017 Feeder Series Thread

Camara impressed me at Macau this year, so him, LeClerc and assuming Giovinazzi in GP2 sounds very good to me. I tend to only watch feeder series for important or good races, but I think I might watch GP2 from the start this year, and European F3.
by AngusWolfe
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151649

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

I still think he'd score more points than Gutierrez. His results weren't too bad against Dan and Dan is considered a top table driver now. He nearly trebled Kvyat's score in the same car Haas signed Gutierrez for more than just his driving though. Him being one of only two North American drivers an...
by AngusWolfe
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: is there a good discussion regarding 2017 rules changes?
Replies: 30
Views: 5801

Re: is there a good discussion regarding 2017 rules changes?

It's a ridiculously small number. Expect reliability to mix things up again next year Which I think is good, as it challenges the designers and engineers to build reliable parts which could handed down to road cars. parts that only need to last a few hours are useless anywhere other than racing. I'...
by AngusWolfe
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151649

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

Good item on Joe's blog today ( https://joesaward.wordpress.com/ ) reminding people of the Contracts board all teams and drivers sign up to. I found this very interesting: "Grosjean is the only driver known to have a “top team” get-out clause in his contract, but what is not clear is whether t...
by AngusWolfe
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: is there a good discussion regarding 2017 rules changes?
Replies: 30
Views: 5801

Re: is there a good discussion regarding 2017 rules changes?

It's a ridiculously small number. Expect reliability to mix things up again next year Which I think is good, as it challenges the designers and engineers to build reliable parts which could handed down to road cars. parts that only need to last a few hours are useless anywhere other than racing. I'...
by AngusWolfe
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: is there a good discussion regarding 2017 rules changes?
Replies: 30
Views: 5801

Re: is there a good discussion regarding 2017 rules changes?

It's a ridiculously small number. Expect reliability to mix things up again next year Which I think is good, as it challenges the designers and engineers to build reliable parts which could handed down to road cars. parts that only need to last a few hours are useless anywhere other than racing. I'...
by AngusWolfe
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151649

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

Probably get a stop gap in until Alonsos contract runs out. IMO, there have only been three Alonso-Level drivers that have retired comparatively (meaning not died, fired, or raced in an era where drivers were on average older, and in the case of Stewart, retired earlier than expected): Prost was 38...
by AngusWolfe
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: f1 2017 Red Bull RB13 Concept
Replies: 12
Views: 3799

Re: f1 2017 Red Bull RB13 Concept

I don't really like it. It looks like a half arsed hybrid between the current cars and the 2008. it feels like we're going backwards rather than forwards.
by AngusWolfe
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed: Return of the French Grand Prix in 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 8294

Re: Rumour: Return of the French Grand Prix in 2018

http://webdocs.npo.fr/Site/EvenementVelo/2014/08/Plan-circuit-evenement-ve%CC%81lo-trans.png Source - webdocs.npo.fr Is there a source saying they'll use the shorter layout instead of the full course? http://static.autoblog.nl/images/wp2016/circuit-paul-ricard-kaart.jpg
by AngusWolfe
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed: Return of the French Grand Prix in 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 8294

Re: Rumour: Return of the French Grand Prix in 2018

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/frenc ... ed-857043/

Looks like it's confirmed. I'm looking forward to this, with Austria and now this, along with the prospect of Imola, hopefully a bit of a renaissance for classic tracks.
by AngusWolfe
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect
Replies: 498
Views: 65259

Re: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect

@andrewbensonf1 Rosberg says in his FIA awards acceptance speech: "If I'd finished second this year, I'd have carried on next year" (via @TomClarksonF1) Things like this kill me. You have the talent to do something better than almost anyone in the world yet you choose to quit. I suffered ...
by AngusWolfe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151649

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

Its going to be Wehrlein, there is no doubt about it. Makes way to much sense on every single level Mercedes Backed - Tick Age - Tick Pace - Tick Number 2 for Hamilton - Tick Future Sorted - Tick Team Harmony - Tick Available - Tick This is like MotoGP when a big seat becomes available the youngste...
by AngusWolfe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151649

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

Its going to be Wehrlein, there is no doubt about it. Makes way to much sense on every single level Mercedes Backed - Tick Age - Tick Pace - Tick Number 2 for Hamilton - Tick Future Sorted - Tick Team Harmony - Tick Available - Tick This is like MotoGP when a big seat becomes available the youngste...
by AngusWolfe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect
Replies: 498
Views: 65259

Re: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect

I've had a few hours to let it sink in, I'm disappointed in him that he would just pack his bags once he got the prize. That said it does leave an extremely exciting and interesting prospect for that 2nd seat, I hope they don't make a boring choice. As for Rosberg he's still young, that fire is gon...
by AngusWolfe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151649

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

I posted on the other thread, intending it as a starter, but Di Resta is still on their books and would save a lot of musical chairs. I can not see it happening, but who knows? I can not really see any Merc covered drivers on the grid being ready yet. Yes they have a good car, and assume it will be...
by AngusWolfe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151649

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

I really want it to be Alonso, but I think it'll be Bottas.

Disappointed there's no Maldonado option.
by AngusWolfe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect
Replies: 498
Views: 65259

Re: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect

trento wrote:
shay550 wrote:Classy move!

Hamilton, Alonso, Vettel, and Raikkonen should take note. They have nothing left to prove.

Time to make room for fresh talent.


when u do something u love, u won't stop

I think Rosberg loves his family more than he does F1, especially now he's got nothing more to prove.
by AngusWolfe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect
Replies: 498
Views: 65259

Re: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect

Wow. Did not expect this. All other teams except Manor are filled. Who can fill this seat? Wehrlein? Ocon must be feeling sick he signed for Force India. There really isn't anyone of substance with a super license ready to step in. Well done to Nico to achieve a life long dream. He seems like a nic...
by AngusWolfe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed: Return of the French Grand Prix in 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 8294

Re: Rumour: Return of the French Grand Prix in 2018

the fact that the Germans invented the car doesn't seem to have saved the German GP though.
by AngusWolfe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect
Replies: 498
Views: 65259

Re: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect

just heard on LBC. little bit in shock. I'd have loved to have seen him race with the #1 on the car, but I completely respect his opinion. F1 means you're on the road for a lot of the time, and Nico is a family man, now he can see his daughter grow up, and race when he wants too. Perhaps doing Formu...
by AngusWolfe
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Impressions of Channel 4 coverage in 2016.
Replies: 42
Views: 8892

Re: Impressions of Channel 4 coverage in 2016.

those races when McKenzie was gone covering the Olympics were like getting a courtesy car. It doesn't know your radio stations, it doesn't feel right to sit in or drive, and you can't identify it in a packed car park. and when it comes back you hope it never goes away again. I'd love to see Lee pres...
by AngusWolfe
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed: Return of the French Grand Prix in 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 8294

Confirmed: Return of the French Grand Prix in 2018

m So a plan for a return of the French Grand Prix is in the works. Apparently a plan will be presented on Monday. by whom and to who I have no idea, but Alain Prost is said to be involved and it is to be located at Circuit Paul Ricard, last hosting a race in 1990. Hopefully this is a bit of a test o...
by AngusWolfe
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All New Top Gear Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 38773

Re: All New Top Gear Thread

I'm hesitant to judge either of these shows. I mean, if you go back and watch Old Top Gear, with Tiff Needell, It was a bit spartan and dull unless you're very in to cars to the point you care about suspension stiffness. If I had seen just two episodes of that, or even the first series, I'd think it...
by AngusWolfe
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion
Replies: 283
Views: 38880

Re: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion

Might be a bit early for this, but has anyone heard anything about what number Nico will use next year? Be nice to see the #1 on the grid again. I really hope he uses the #1. I'm not a fan of the champion retaining their own number, even though I have grown to actually like the individual numbers. ...
by AngusWolfe
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 122981

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

I understand both sides of the argument. On one side, Hamilton is fighting for the championship, and it's pretty much the only thing he can do to influence the outcome. On the other hand, Rosberg moved over for him in Monaco, something that helped him in the race, and without it, it's possible (but ...
by AngusWolfe
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion
Replies: 283
Views: 38880

Re: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion

Nico, Nico, Nico. Those years back at Williams, when some thought he was only there because of his father's connections, I couldn't dream of this. When he was getting podiums while team mates struggled for points, I didn't dream of this. When he was beating Michael Schumacher (okay, it wasn't prime ...