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by potter84
Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 881
Views: 148454

Re: Formula E

For those in the UK itv 4 has a formula e build up show on now.
by potter84
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who's paying for Sutil's drive?
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: Who's paying for Sutil's drive?

He waves a knife at the team members and they let him drive the car. At least, that's what I've heard... Poor, very poor. Adrian was the one pulled from his chair while quietly drinking a glass of champagne, not vice versa. Your perception says an awful lot about what being a billionaire (Lux) can ...
by potter84
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Russian GP and Russian invasion in Ukraine
Replies: 87
Views: 12755

Re: Russian GP and Russian invasion in Ukraine

The race will go ahead because like most sports it's not political it's all about the money, the situation between Russia and Ukraine isn't great but at the same time who am I to judge if a proper referendum was held would Eastern Ukraine have wanted to join Russia before all this began? I would hav...
by potter84
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who's paying for Sutil's drive?
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: Who's paying for Sutil's drive?

He waves a knife at the team members and they let him drive the car. At least, that's what I've heard... Poor, very poor. Adrian was the one pulled from his chair while quietly drinking a glass of champagne, not vice versa. Your perception says an awful lot about what being a billionaire (Lux) can ...
by potter84
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 881
Views: 148454

Re: Formula E

Right photos. You'll have to excuse the quality, my phone has a decent shutter speed, but not the best resolution, and I'm not a photographer! I'll put them in a spolier so they don't take up loads of space on the page. (and I'm sorry for the obvious 'my little girl' photo's ) A few cars out on tra...
by potter84
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 881
Views: 148454

Re: Formula E

Yeah it was very busy today they had to open the pitlane walk very early to get everyone through, my little girl got a photo and autograph from legge too and has a new heroine, it was another really open day letting you get close virgin even let kids sit in the cars during the walk.
by potter84
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 881
Views: 148454

Re: Formula E

They did a race simulation a few weeks ago aswell I think Di Grassi won that one with Senna second... Should be interesting a few racing families there if Matty brabham joins I have been quite impressed with him so far in his career, maybe even may get a drive in F1 one day when haas enters
by potter84
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female racing series
Replies: 43
Views: 5540

Re: Female racing series

I think the way it is currently is the way to go, when a breakthrough happens it will show young girls they can compete in motor sport against men. (By breakthrough a competitive woman in F1 championship) and 10years down the line you may see an influx of women enter. By keeping the genders together...
by potter84
Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Australian GP renewed until 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 3928

Re: Australian GP renewed until 2020

Good news, I would rather places get GP's that have the fan base there as apposed to recent years taking away good tracks from the calendar and hosting races in places that just want to showcase how much money they have.
by potter84
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari restructuring, sacking of engine chief, etc.
Replies: 39
Views: 7047

Re: Ferrari restructuring, sacking of engine chief, etc.

LDM is unsackable, I think it's obvious heads would roll, they dropped the ball on a massive scale this was the chance they had to catch the red bulls out and develop an engine that would have a likely advantage for a few years (which Merc have done) regardless of what people think of him (I dislike...
by potter84
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 777
Views: 225309

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

Kvyat > Vergne = Ricciardo > Vettel. That's how this forum is rolling! What DOLOMITE might be missing is the fact that all drivers have their youth spells in in competitive machinery and therefore Vettel's win frequency is hindered more than that of Alonso and certainly of Lewis, who had competitiv...
by potter84
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula '14 or Formula '13?
Replies: 52
Views: 7180

Re: Formula '14 or Formula '13?

I quite like 14 sure the noise isn't the same, but I don't think it's a terrible noise. it's more relevant now to technology which is the idea, to push boundaries and innovate (when would you see an EBD on a road car) it's just become a lot more realigned to the real world we need alternatives to ju...
by potter84
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Codemasters F1 2014 not on PS4 or Xbox One
Replies: 43
Views: 6086

Re: Codemasters F1 2014 not on PS4 or Xbox One

I was annoyed until I saw the 2015 next gen version will be released at the start of next season, it always irked me that they release them at the end of each season anyway by the time you get into it all the cars and drivers have changed in reality.
by potter84
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your best 3 drivers for the first half of the year
Replies: 80
Views: 9763

Re: Your best 3 drivers for the first half of the year

For me it's Ricciardo, Bottas and Bianchi basically getting points for marussia and not just scraping 10th either he earned it, Bottas because he has looked solid and he doesn't get flustered being harried by established competitors in faster cars and just seems a great future champ.... (I hate to s...
by potter84
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pick a classic F1 race and describe why you love it.
Replies: 47
Views: 5789

Re: Pick a classic F1 race and describe why you love it.

Hungary 1998 "You have 19 laps to make up 20 seconds, do it." I'm as far from a Schumacher fan as you can find, but that drive took my breath away. Good call... Only thing that ruins it a bit for me was MH having car trouble (I think it was brakes or gearbox) and he fell off the pace woul...
by potter84
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hungary Merc Team Orders: Did Hamilton make the right call?
Replies: 350
Views: 27423

Re: Hungary Merc Team Orders: Did Hamilton make the right ca

I for one think, they should employ two completely seperated team parts from now on, not sharing one team strategy guy anymore. Then - if they really feel they need to apply an order - it should be done by one of the principals ... I disagree I think if you have different strategy people then it re...
by potter84
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo Salary/Contract for 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7145

Re: Ricciardo Salary/Contract for 2015

IDK Ennis, Vettel's face is plastered all over the world, along with stating his name and who he is his significance with the Infiniti marketing campaign the last 3 years. That places him in more living rooms across the planet on a daily basis than Fernando or Lewis, neither of which I've ever seen...
by potter84
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pick a classic F1 race and describe why you love it.
Replies: 47
Views: 5789

Re: Pick a classic F1 race and describe why you love it.

Mine is 1992 British GP at Silverstone. Quite simply because it was my first race I actually went to and loved every minute. The quality of the field was great too so many champs or future champs in there, Senna, Mansell, Hill, Hakkinen, Schumacher, (obviously there were more drivers then so there w...
by potter84
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver turned GP winner in sub-par car?
Replies: 61
Views: 7025

Re: Driver turned GP winner in sub-par car?

Given how Maldonado has not progressed since Spain 2012 it's hard to know just how good the Williams that season really was. In someone like Alonso's hands it may have been very good indeed. I don't know, you know - Barcelona aside, did we see anything from from the FW34 to suggest it might be an i...
by potter84
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Mercedes Intentionally Disadvantage Hamilton?
Replies: 182
Views: 17404

Re: Would Mercedes Intentionally Disadvantage Hamilton?

I think it's quite simple really. German team wants a German driver to win the title. No more than that You mean that German team that's based in the heart of England, where over 2/3rds of the staff are British, and who use F1 to sell road cars globally? And where the other driver in the team doesn...
by potter84
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is so wrong with being a fan (boy)
Replies: 60
Views: 7437

Re: What is so wrong with being a fan (boy)

Laura23 wrote:Because it gets irritating very quickly when people can't see that their driver is just a human being who makes mistakes like everyone else.

:thumbup: moo-pickle
by potter84
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sooooo, can we agree that Paddy Lowe made the "Let Nico Pass
Replies: 35
Views: 3793

Re: Sooooo, can we agree that Paddy Lowe made the "Let Nico

I don't think it was made by any one of them they were probably informed by the strategist that Nico's would only work if he passed HAM and caught the leaders before his stop. (I doubt it would have happened anyway) I imagine Merc had they strategies before the race (expecting HAMILTON to be battli...
by potter84
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sooooo, can we agree that Paddy Lowe made the "Let Nico Pass
Replies: 35
Views: 3793

Re: Sooooo, can we agree that Paddy Lowe made the "Let Nico

I don't think it was made by any one of them they were probably informed by the strategist that Nico's would only work if he passed HAM and caught the leaders before his stop. (I doubt it would have happened anyway) I imagine Merc had they strategies before the race (expecting HAMILTON to be battlin...
by potter84
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Andrew Davies' column: Lewis and Losers of the xxxx GP
Replies: 94
Views: 14012

Re: Andrew Davies' column: Lewis and Losers of the xxxx GP

I think the thread has quickly just gone the way of HAM v NICO.
by potter84
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hungarian Grand Prix - Penalty Free?
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: Hungarian Grand Prix - Penalty Free?

No penalty was needed for an unsafe release, they extended the width if the pitlane so in those situations two cars could be released side by side they were both exiting the pits it's not like he cut off a driver about to enter his box. Really the conditions contributed to no penalties the condition...
by potter84
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Andrew Davies' column: Lewis and Losers of the xxxx GP
Replies: 94
Views: 14012

Re: Andrew Davies' column: Lewis and Losers of the xxxx GP

I think this article was a lot more unbiased than usual, not to say it was totally unbiased. I do think he did warrant the move of the race taking JEV on the outside going into the quite high speed 4th corner was brave and executed to perfection, a real piece of masterful overtaking. As for the rest...
by potter84
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who would you hire?
Replies: 47
Views: 5163

Re: Who would you hire?

It is a hard choice I would probably go with Hulk and Bottas, an experienced head which gets a lot out of his car and has solid race craft (usually) and a new guy who seems to have the pace and the maturity for someone so young. Would love to have Ric too but as good as he has been this year even up...
by potter84
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Many WDCs Would Vettel have Won Against Ricciardo?
Replies: 120
Views: 14457

Re: How Many WDCs Would Vettel have Won Against Ricciardo?

I think DR has matured as a driver, but let's face it vettel would have beat him I the older red bull it was all designed around him for him and was exactly how he wanted it. The fact that DR is now finding his feet as someone else said after they announced him last year people were commenting that ...
by potter84
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hungary Merc Team Orders Uberthread - [Merged]
Replies: 184
Views: 14107

Re: Hungary Merc Team Orders: Were Merc right to make the ca

If Hamilton had obeyed the order, all the newspapers today would be reporting a Mercedes victory. Instead, they're reporting a Renault victory. So obviously the order was the correct thing to do for the team. It's funny how all the people who vilified Vettel in Malaysia last year (and he didn't cos...
by potter84
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hungary Merc Team Orders Uberthread - [Merged]
Replies: 184
Views: 14107

Re: Hungary Merc Team Orders: Were Merc right to make the ca

I would say at the time they thought they were, however after seeing the times the best Nico could have got is 2nd and even that was assuming he dispatched Alonso straight away. Now as he couldn't pass JEV I doubt he would have had the speed to pass Alonso. Rosberg's car seemed to struggle behind ot...
by potter84
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hungary Merc Team Orders Uberthread - [Merged]
Replies: 184
Views: 14107

Re: Mercedes team orders - Hungary.

Rosberg was too cautious at Hungary. His lack of aggression cost him. During the controversial period he closed up on Hamilton, but then stayed a second back when he was made aware that Hamilton was supposed to let him past so that Rosberg could fully take advantage of his tires. Hamilton, in a dis...
by potter84
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hungarian GP 2014 fun time filler
Replies: 54
Views: 6075

Re: Lewis Hungarian GP 2014 fun time filler

Dry: 7th
Wet: 3rd
by potter84
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Hungarian GP Race Thread
Replies: 897
Views: 58685

Re: 2014 Hungarian GP Race Thread

Who knows maybe nico's car brakes today and all the Lewis fans can start conspiracy theories that Nico's mechanics are doing it to throw us off the scent... Then we see the dreaded finger return. :)
by potter84
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso may be free to leave Ferrari according to news report
Replies: 163
Views: 16012

Re: Alonso may be free to leave Ferrari according to news re

There are no loyalty issues with a team that embraced his return. And you can bet your year's salary that they'd be over the moon to have him back again. Mclaren and Renault would happily welcome Alonso back. I doubt Ron Dennis would welcome back with open arms the guy that tried to blackmail him i...
by potter84
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie's meeting with the tp's before qualifying
Replies: 22
Views: 3151

Re: Bernie's meeting with the tp's before qualifying

Any reason behind why Bernie is against Social media? If anything, you would have thought it would be the easiest way in making the sport more accessible. He just doesn't like it, I guess not trying to be ageist but he is in his mid 80's the whole social media thing may be lost on him, maybe he thi...
by potter84
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso may be free to leave Ferrari according to news report
Replies: 163
Views: 16012

Re: Alonso may be free to leave Ferrari according to news re

There are no loyalty issues with a team that embraced his return. And you can bet your year's salary that they'd be over the moon to have him back again. Mclaren and Renault would happily welcome Alonso back. I doubt Ron Dennis would welcome back with open arms the guy that tried to blackmail him i...
by potter84
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Mercedes Intentionally Disadvantage Hamilton?
Replies: 182
Views: 17404

Re: Would Mercedes Intentionally Disadvantage Hamilton?

They do it because from the team's perspective they've already got both the driver's and constructor's titles firmly in the bag, and the only thing that can make this year's championship any better is for them to do anything to make sure that a German driver wins it and boost their national pride a...
by potter84
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Mercedes Intentionally Disadvantage Hamilton?
Replies: 182
Views: 17404

Re: Would Mercedes Intentionally Disadvantage Hamilton?

No. Some of the guys who have replied would say there is no bad luck involved either, they should probably look at themselves before they chuck there tin foil helmet accusations at other people. If Hamilton wins the title it will be against the odds. I think you would have to be very biased to clai...
by potter84
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Mercedes Intentionally Disadvantage Hamilton?
Replies: 182
Views: 17404

Re: Would Mercedes Intentionally Disadvantage Hamilton?

It's a matter of possible vs probable. As said above that the Piquet crash shows that it's possible, but whether or not it's probable is up for question. In my mind it's not probable because there's no upside for Mercedes to disadvantage either of their drivers. There is a fundamental difference be...
by potter84
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie's meeting with the tp's before qualifying
Replies: 22
Views: 3151

Re: Bernie's meeting with the tp's before qualifying

All they said was that they discussed making drivers more accessible and that the focus should be on the drivers not the car... As Bernie is dead against social media I find it funny discussing ways to make drivers more accessible.