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by Armchair Expert
Tue May 22, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Halo credited for saving life in F2 race
Replies: 53
Views: 11641

Re: Halo credited for saving life in F2 race

If halo was responsible for saving life in this accident, then can anyone remind me when the last fatal accident happened, during which driver was killed after being struck in their head/body by competitor's tyre/wings/floor, well, car in general? Because I've watched, most of them live, so many acc...
by Armchair Expert
Sat May 12, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 TV App Now Available!
Replies: 76
Views: 26913

Re: F1 TV App Now Available!

As the official connectivity partner of F1®, we're relentless in our pursuit of innovation. Whether it's hosting critical IT infrastructure, enabling remote operations or pioneering new broadcast technology, Tata Communications is helping make the spectacle of Formula 1®, spectacular for its half a...
by Armchair Expert
Wed May 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon
Replies: 66
Views: 18467

Re: Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon

Watch the start again. After a desperate lunge at Ocon, Perez nearly tags the back of him and has to back out. Then he gets swamped by Sainz and Stroll. Next thing Sirotkin knows he's got a face full of Perez's Force India. Sirotkin may have gone in hot to that corner, but there wouldn't have been ...
by Armchair Expert
Tue May 01, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon
Replies: 66
Views: 18467

Re: Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon

I think Ocon has improved relative to Perez, on balance I would have said he was the better performing driver before this weekend. I blame both drivers for the first lap carnage - Ocon 100% at fault for his retirement and Perez triggered the Sirotkin mess by trying to get aggressive with Ocon (agai...
by Armchair Expert
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hulkenberg and his wasted chances of a podium
Replies: 3
Views: 4201

Hulkenberg and his wasted chances of a podium

Europe 2012 - both drivers underperformed in qualifying (car had potential to be in the top 3) and Hulk lost KERS during the race, finished only 7 seconds off P3 Belgium 2012 - Hulk overtook Kimi during first stint, but was undercut in the first round of pit stops, finished 2.5 seconds behind P3 Br...
by Armchair Expert
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 63830

Re: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

How on earth haven't FOM thought ahead and got some different camera angles? The standard T-cam looks awful enough but the shoulder cam is totally blocked by the halo. Would it be so hard to get whoever does the visor cameras in IndyCar to do the same for F1? At least that wouldn't require any crea...
by Armchair Expert
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Streaming service is OFFICIAL!!!
Replies: 98
Views: 34007

Re: Streaming service is OFFICIAL!!!

They had well over 12 months to get it ready and yet still failed. The more things change, nothing really changes. F1 is a laughing stock now and it will get only worse.
by Armchair Expert
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grid Girls, Yay! Nay! Meh?
Replies: 43
Views: 21563

Re: Grid Girls, Yay! Nay! Meh?

Get rid of them. They serve little if any purpose except to objectify some women. It's an out-dated tradition, adds nothing to the sport and just objectifies women. Same as prostitution, which 100% objectifies women by making them a human toy to fulfill sexual urges by men. I say let's ban prostitu...
by Armchair Expert
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 team bosses driver rankings
Replies: 65
Views: 22763

Re: 2018 team bosses driver rankings

Bottas was awful most of this season to be fair, Kimi was poor and I’m not sure either deserve to be in the top 10. That said without looking into it I’d rate them pretty similar and it wouldn’t surprise me if I ended up rating Kimi’s season ahead of Bottas’ if I compared them in detail. Bottas in ...
by Armchair Expert
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silverstone 1998
Replies: 13
Views: 6875

Re: Silverstone 1998

Just watch the video I posted above.
by Armchair Expert
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silverstone 1998
Replies: 13
Views: 6875

Re: Silverstone 1998

Yeah, it was a proper mess: https://youtu.be/ADYOKMrV2Mk?t=29m25s However, two laps from the finish, Schumacher was issued with a stop-and-go penalty for passing Alexander Wurz under the safety car on lap 43. He had to come in to the pits within three laps to serve his penalty, which he did by enter...
by Armchair Expert
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Women's only series proposed
Replies: 49
Views: 18318

Re: Women's only series proposed

I’ll say the same thing I always say. Women, in significant quantities, just aren’t that interested in motorsports. The vast majority of young girls don’t take any interest in karting and as such never progress to anything near F1 level. I can’t see there being anywhere near enough interest in a wo...
by Armchair Expert
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Most Boring Race in History?
Replies: 17
Views: 7634

Re: The Most Boring Race in History?

Europe in 2011 was pretty forgettable. Everyone finished, literally no retirements. The only incident of note was Schumacher breaking his front wing against Petrov's Lotus. Alonso passing Webber for 2nd, fantastic move by Button on Rosberg, nice battles in the midfield. It certainly wasn't that bor...
by Armchair Expert
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Most Boring Race in History?
Replies: 17
Views: 7634

Re: The Most Boring Race in History?

2017 Russian GP. With the exception of Bottas locking up and Vettel chasing him during the last laps, absolutely nothing happened, because all drivers were separated by more than 2 seconds for 75% of the race. Absolutely awful race on awful circuit. Nothing can beat it. I'll set the bar with the 201...
by Armchair Expert
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is up Toro Rosso?
Replies: 32
Views: 20634

Re: What is up Toro Rosso?

Flash2k11 wrote:Still not sold on the lineup though, surely even drafting someone like Buemi back in would have been a better alternative to paying off Ganassi for Hartley?
Do you think Toro Rosso haven't considered Buemi then?
by Armchair Expert
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa on the top 5 drivers he raced against in F1
Replies: 111
Views: 56841

Re: Massa on the top 5 drivers he raced against in F1

mas wrote:Unfortunately he came back with these crappy cheese pirellis which masked his abilities but still there were flashes of his past brilliance.
In 2010, season when he returned, Bridgestone was still tyre supplier.
by Armchair Expert
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa retirement pt 2, The Real Deal
Replies: 122
Views: 47673

Re: Massa retirement pt 2, The Real Deal

Yeah, I forgot it, but at the end of the day Massa benefited from that collision (and ridiculous stewarding), so well done, Felipe x(
by Armchair Expert
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What happened in 2007?
Replies: 35
Views: 10123

Re: What happened in 2007?

What's your point? That has nothing to do with the argument I was making. If I'd known Sheldon Cooper was going to show up I'd have thought about it a little more and written 'suspension failure caused by excessive vibration due to a tyre he'd flat-spotted a few laps previously'. Is that better? I ...
by Armchair Expert
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa retirement pt 2, The Real Deal
Replies: 122
Views: 47673

Re: Massa retirement pt 2, The Real Deal

And what about Singapore? Not to mention Ferrari's engine failures... What about Australia, first corner, first lap, no TC for the first time since 2001 and him spinning into barrier? OK, let's let that slide, he suffered engine failure after all. What about Malaysia and him spinning out of P2? Wha...
by Armchair Expert
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What happened in 2007?
Replies: 35
Views: 10123

Re: What happened in 2007?

Alonso obliged with a crash in Japan Yeah, I'm sure he obliged to crash, which could severly injure him or even worse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsMoktU88GE mysterious loss of drive in Brazil that dropped him to the back of the field before miraculously fixing itself and not resurfacing for t...
by Armchair Expert
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa retirement pt 2, The Real Deal
Replies: 122
Views: 47673

Re: Massa retirement pt 2, The Real Deal

He has never really been quite the same driver since the 2009 accident. Coming back alongside Alonso really exposed that. It would have been tough even if Massa had been at his pre accident best. Rob Smedley, 2015: "What we are seeing at the minute is definitely the best Felipe Massa that we have s...
by Armchair Expert
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's penalty - fair?
Replies: 131
Views: 26213

Re: Vettel's penalty - fair?

Too lenient. Should've been black flag + one race ban + probation for 12 months.

The same penalty that Maldonado should receive (twice, with second one much, much harsher), but we all know that stewards have no integrity and money rules the world.
by Armchair Expert
Tue May 16, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Talented drivers who didn't impress initially?
Replies: 83
Views: 16796

Re: Talented drivers who didn't impress initially?

Covalent wrote:Nico got the fastest lap in his first race (back when the fastest laps actually meant something).
In his second race he started from 3rd on the grid aaand that's pretty much it. I don't remember absolutely anything else from him that year other than ramming Webber at Interlagos.
by Armchair Expert
Mon May 15, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault & Palmer
Replies: 92
Views: 30229

Re: Renault & Palmer

Badgeronimous wrote:We know Hulkenburg
I don't know him, who is Hulkenburg?
by Armchair Expert
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Sauber really that bad?
Replies: 35
Views: 7955

Re: Is Sauber really that bad?

Of course not. In 2017 machines drivers make a difference again and there is a good 1 second of a difference between the fastest and the slowest one, not to mention skills like starts, setting up a car, developing a car, managing pace, overtaking, defending and so on. Sauber was 4 tenths off McLaren...
by Armchair Expert
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The 2017 Feeder Series Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 76672

Re: The 2017 Feeder Series Thread

Because that driver slid back on track after spinning.
by Armchair Expert
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bring on 2017 - Hopes & Fears!
Replies: 73
Views: 14970

Re: Bring on 2017 - Hopes & Fears!

La Gazetta from Italy has released an assumptive image of what the 2017 Ferrari may look like: http://encdn.f1i.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/FER1.jpg http://encdn.f1i.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/FER2.jpg Source - www.http://en.f1i.com Thoughts? http://en.f1i.com/news/89040-ferraris-2017-car-ac...
by Armchair Expert
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel Crashes in Wet Weather Pirelli Test
Replies: 28
Views: 7034

Re: Vettel Crashes in Wet Weather Pirelli Test

UnlikeUday wrote:A 5 minute long video of Vettel testing the wet tyres:


P.S - Doesn't include the crash!
Because that's a video from August last year.
by Armchair Expert
Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa vs Barrichello
Replies: 35
Views: 6088

Re: Massa vs Barrichello

I completely agree with mikeyg123. Barrichello was better driver than Massa and I have no doubt he would wrap up the title in 2008 Ferrari, even with the same setbacks Massa suffered that year. 2000 German GP. 2003 British GP. Overtake on Montoya in 2001 Japanese GP. Overtake on Schumacher in 2010 H...
by Armchair Expert
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pathetic Sky bias
Replies: 237
Views: 25647

Re: Pathetic Sky bias

I can't believe what a Sky reporter asked Lewis post-race: "Was that about you do you think, the booing? Or about us Brits on the EU? What do you think it was about?" Like, whaa? It was a joke, from what I remember. The bigger joke is Ted Kravitz. He's obsessed about 3 things: safety (like when the...
by Armchair Expert
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Hülkenberg ever get a podium? - Bumped x2
Replies: 63
Views: 13331

Re: Will Hülkenberg ever get a podium? - Bumped

2012 Sauber was an upper midfield car. There were kinda fast on some tracks but slow on others. And 2012 was a strange season with lots of surprises in the first few races and most of the cars close in performance. It wasn't midfield car: "perhaps the best car in the field" - Helmut Marko "It's not...
by Armchair Expert
Mon May 30, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Hülkenberg ever get a podium? - Bumped x2
Replies: 63
Views: 13331

Re: Will Hülkenberg ever get a podium? - Bumped

IMO Perez has proved once again that he's the better driver. Sixth podium of his career, all of them with midfield cars , 3rd with a Force India. Hulkenberg still none so far. 2012 Sauber was anything but midfield car. His 3rd places with Force India are very impressive though, considering quality ...
by Armchair Expert
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 11844

Re: 2016 Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

davidheath461 wrote:If Ferrari had better drivers, they could have locked out the front row today. They had the fastest car.
Indeed, Kimi was only 30 thousands slower than Rosberg's pole lap time after second sector.
by Armchair Expert
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Magnussen to Replace Maldonado?
Replies: 197
Views: 27404

Re: Magnussen to Replace Maldonado?

In sorry but I find that pretty petty. Which 3 are you thinking he played no part in? I make it 8 retirements that were not his fault (one of them you could possibly put down on poor positioning if you were being extremely picky, that being Australlia) and that doesn't include races like Bahrain an...
by Armchair Expert
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Magnussen to Replace Maldonado?
Replies: 197
Views: 27404

Re: Magnussen to Replace Maldonado?

Without the horrendous luck he would have been very close to Grosjean's points tally in 2015. Grosjean, despite being at disadvantage during 13 out of 19 weekends, destroyed Maldonado 16-3 in qualifying. In races you make your own luck and Maldonado paid the price for his lack of awareness on many ...
by Armchair Expert
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Magnussen to Replace Maldonado?
Replies: 197
Views: 27404

Re: Magnussen to Replace Maldonado?

Maldonado was never much good in my opinion and I suspect his Spanish GP win was more down to a lucky set up and tyre selection. There is nothing lucky about finding the right set up with 3 dry practice sessions and tyre selection is irrelevant, otherwise you can say Hamilton and Alonso were 'lucky...
by Armchair Expert
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is F1 Run By Complete Idiots?
Replies: 70
Views: 8566

Re: Is F1 Run By Complete Idiots?

Of course not. They haven't even decided what kind of tyres they want to use next year :lol:
by Armchair Expert
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is F1 Run By Complete Idiots?
Replies: 70
Views: 8566

Re: Is F1 Run By Complete Idiots?

"It's a fairly short debate":
Jon Noble ‏@NobleF1

#f1 team tyre nominations for the 2016 Australian GP need to be made by...err, this Friday http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/frida ... e-choices/