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by Amon
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which was the most dominant car in history
Replies: 44
Views: 8074

Re: Which was the most dominant car in history

Finally a poll I can participate in without needing much time deliberating. Clearly the McLaren MP4/4. The only reason it didn't score a clean sweep was a little misunderstanding at the Monza chicane. No other car could come close, as the only other "competitive" (read: turbo) cars were less perfor...
by Amon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 125347

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

I think the Elephant in the room that all the Hamilton detractors are completely ignoring is that Merc said that their drivers would be free to race for the championship in this race. Given that the only way Hamilton could possibly win the championship would be for Nico to be off the podium then i ...
by Amon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 125347

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

Perhaps before insulting others... And you do that... You should give thought as to just what a headache Hamilton's actions have created for his employers. I repeat what I have posted before... It is not Team Hamilton and it is not Lewis who is investing 100s of millions in this team...in fact it i...
by Amon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion
Replies: 283
Views: 39745

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...
by Amon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion
Replies: 283
Views: 39745

Re: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion

Inappropriate post removed.
by Amon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 125347

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

Mercedes can't honestly expect him to obey a team order which ends his championship fight. This is just face saving from Mercedes. He is an employee of Mercedes and they wanted a 1-2 not a 1-4 which would only be in Lewis' personal interest. I am no Hamilton fan but they should understand that he w...
by Amon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: WDC take away by teammate
Replies: 19
Views: 3906

Re: WDC take away by teammate

2016, Hamilton loses to Rosberg due to worse reliability 1989, Senna loses to Prost due to worst reliability 1985, Lauda loses to Prost with the worst reliability I can remember. 13 DNFs Each time reliability has not favoured the reigning WDC, they all won there WDCs against the team mate the year ...
by Amon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: WDC's Number of Season Losses to a Teammate - Vettel leads!
Replies: 206
Views: 31122

Re: WDC's Number of Season Losses to a Teammate - Vettel lea

Senna only lost to Prost in 1989 but poorer reliability for Senna and an ultimate decision in Prost's favour heavily affected the outcome there. Neither Prost or Senna got the trashing Seb got in 2014. Also this season it hasn't been a convincing beating of Kimi either.
by Amon
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 125347

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

mikeyg123 wrote:Mercedes can't honestly expect him to obey a team order which ends his championship fight. This is just face saving from Mercedes.
He is an employee of Mercedes and they wanted a 1-2 not a 1-4 which would only be in Lewis' personal interest.
by Amon
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pound for Pound Spent - Force India - World Champions!
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

Re: Pound for Pound Spent - Force India - World Champions!

Yes too bad Hulk still couldn't get that podium. I would have done the same in his place signing for Renault. At least they do believe in him.
by Amon
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Driver of the Season
Replies: 89
Views: 15062

Re: 2016 Driver of the Season

As for outperforming the car easily Alonso. Best drives over the whole season Ricciardo.
And Rosberg who taken the opportunity and not succumbing to the immense pressure.
by Amon
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Thank you, Felipe and Jenson
Replies: 20
Views: 4606

Re: Thank you, Filipe and Jenson

I'll miss these guys too. Massa could have been champ that's true but neither driver was really good that year. Hopefully we don't have to wait too long for a new strong Brazilian driver (and successor to Senna). Jenson started out as a bit of a playboy but became a fine and very reliable gentleman ...
by Amon
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion
Replies: 283
Views: 39745

Re: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion

You guys trying to claim no favouritism for nico when you all heard the radio calls telling Lewis to hurry because nicos p2 was in danger. That equates to the same as "please give nico the wdc". If hamilton was going so slow any great driver would have overtaken him. You try to say it's best for th...
by Amon
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion
Replies: 283
Views: 39745

Re: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion

Congratulations to Nico, 34 years after his dad took his single title . A new world champion since 2010.
Vivian what beautiful woman :nod:
Lovely moment when she got on the radio with him.

Oh and second time we get a son WDC after Damon and Graham Hill.
by Amon
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 370
Views: 50059

Re: 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Congrats to Nico, new and deserved WDC.
by Amon
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 370
Views: 50059

Re: 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Lewis is really anti-driving :(
by Amon
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 144456

Re: Silly Season 2017

You think so? Haryanto may not be my first choice out of those three, but he certainly wouldn't be my last choice either. The Indonesian compared ok to the very highly rated Wehrlein. ... who hadn't raced single seaters in a few years. Indeed not sure where Haryanto did so well. I'm not sure if Weh...
by Amon
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button
Replies: 11
Views: 3883

Re: Jenson Button

I would have loved him to to do a final season with Williams where he started his F1 career despite the whole dispute over contractual manners when he wanted to stay at BAR. Staying there was the right thing even though it needed to go through several transformations to end up with the best car (at ...
by Amon
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hockenheim confirm no German GP in 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 3587

Re: Hockenheim confirm no German GP in 2017

Can the new F1 owners sack Bernie now and put someone else in charge of this. Those fees are only serving to fill his overloaded pockets anyway.
by Amon
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Better team mate in 2016
Replies: 74
Views: 13334

Re: Better team mate in 2016

Still think Vettel has the edge over Kimi in races, but in qualifying they are very evenly matched. Quite surprising really given Vettel has a reputation of a qualifying maestro whilst Kimi (at least these days) is known for his tyre saving abilities rather than outright speed. Yes I agree, that is...
by Amon
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 144456

Re: Silly Season 2017

This however doesn't make me happy: Former Manor driver Rio Haryanto is also high up on Sauber's list of candidates. A number of companies in Asia have expressed a desire to back the Indonesian, who left Manor mid-year when promised backing did not eventuate, however a final package has yet to be c...
by Amon
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best drivers of 2016 - select 2
Replies: 46
Views: 21657

Re: Best drivers of 2016 - select 2

Well the 2 choices I made are 1 and 2 atm (Dan and Fernando).
by Amon
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 144456

Re: Silly Season 2017

Wehrlein could fill the 2nd seat at Sauber: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127221/wehrlein-frontrunner-for-sauber-second-seat Didn't see this one coming! I Sauber wants the best option of him, Nasr and Gutierrez, Wehrlein is the one I would opt for too. The other 2 have no more place i...
by Amon
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Allison to Mercedes?
Replies: 42
Views: 10437

Re: Allison to Mercedes?

Allison was repsonsible for the Ferrari design from 2014-2016. Last year they were the only team to 'steal' wins from Mercedes. In 2014 and 2016 that were the RBR's from Newey. It makes him the third most successful designer of the past 3 seasons with Lowe in first and Newey in second. I believe th...
by Amon
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 144456

Re: Silly Season 2017

I hope Sauber put Giovinazzi in the other car. Hope so too, hopefully they won't be looking too much at Nasr's points finish who for the rest has been pretty average. I'm thinking they'll be looking at Nasr's sponsorship more than his points finish. Put otherwise, if someone brings more or can arra...
by Amon
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 144456

Re: Silly Season 2017

moby wrote:From an insider via a friend, a Russian driver at Manor next year. ?
Completely unsubstantiated, but I have had good stuff from her before
Is it Sirotkin we are talking about? He was in the picture with Sauber a few years ago. So Manor might still have links with Marussia and Russia.
by Amon
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 144456

Re: Silly Season 2017

Liket wrote:I hope Sauber put Giovinazzi in the other car.
Hope so too, hopefully they won't be looking too much at Nasr's points finish who for the rest has been pretty average.
by Amon
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Singapore wants to drop GP
Replies: 21
Views: 4190

Re: Singapore wants to drop GP

I would love to see it as a day race for once.
by Amon
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie Ecclestone suggests 2 race format!
Replies: 62
Views: 10147

Re: Bernie Ecclestone suggests 2 race format!

No but I'm in favour of a sprint race to decide the grid on Sunday instead of the borefest qualifying we have . Free practice can decide the order on the grid for the sprint race. Qualifying is, hands down, the most exciting and engaging session of a modern Grand Prix. I don't know how anyone can c...
by Amon
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A 1st in NASCAR history - Non-US driver wins a NASCAR title.
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

Re: A 1st in NASCAR history - Non-US driver wins a NASCAR ti

Congrats to the man and up yours Trump!
by Amon
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie Ecclestone suggests 2 race format!
Replies: 62
Views: 10147

Re: Bernie Ecclestone suggests 2 race format!

No but I'm in favour of a sprint race to decide the grid on Sunday instead of the borefest qualifying we have. Free practice can decide the order on the grid for the sprint race.
by Amon
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best drivers of 2016 - select 2
Replies: 46
Views: 21657

Re: Best drivers of 2016 - select 2

mikeyg123 wrote:Ricciardo and Alonso.
Ditto
by Amon
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Neutral fans: Hamilton or Rosberg?
Replies: 295
Views: 48016

Re: Neutral fans: Hamilton or Rosberg?

Calculations like this make me laugh not just because it's silly, but it's obvious Rosberg for the last couple of races is doing a cruise to collect, and also if all that didn't happen Hamilton you assume it will pan out the same way. Indeed, yes Lewis has won the last few races but Nico is taking ...
by Amon
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Allison to Mercedes?
Replies: 42
Views: 10437

Re: Allison to Mercedes?

Allison was repsonsible for the Ferrari design from 2014-2016. Last year they were the only team to 'steal' wins from Mercedes. In 2014 and 2016 that were the RBR's from Newey.
It makes him the third most successful designer of the past 3 seasons with Lowe in first and Newey in second.
by Amon
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Neutral fans: Hamilton or Rosberg?
Replies: 295
Views: 48016

Re: Neutral fans: Hamilton or Rosberg?

SR1 wrote:
Amon wrote:
and some of his fans, sighs...
And some of the detractors, sighs...... ;)

Two way street.
Yeah they surely are higher in number than his fans right?
Funny you react on my post and not on the ones before me who elaborated much more how unbearable soms fans are.
by Amon
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Neutral fans: Hamilton or Rosberg?
Replies: 295
Views: 48016

Re: Neutral fans: Hamilton or Rosberg?

I wouldn't go as far as to say Rosberg doesn't deserve to win it, but I do believe Hamilton deserves it more, and would be in a very strong position heading into Abu Dhabi if not for his engine failure in Malaysia. The fact that he might end up winning 11 races this year and not be crowned Champion...
by Amon
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Neutral fans: Hamilton or Rosberg?
Replies: 295
Views: 48016

Re: Neutral fans: Hamilton or Rosberg?

Vettel was the last new champion we had in 2010 it would be nice to have a new champion in 2016.
That said from 2007-2010 we had 4 new champions in a row!

And yeah Lewis is not easy to like of track and some of his fans, sighs...
by Amon
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Magnussen wants refueling to make a comeback
Replies: 19
Views: 4112

Magnussen wants refueling to make a comeback

http://www.planetf1.com/news/magnussen-wants-refueling-to-make-a-comeback/ As the season comes to an end with only one race remaining, future Haas driver Kevin Magnussen wants refueling to be reintroduced into the sport. Refueling was scrapped at the of the 2009 season as Formula 1 moved towards th...
by Amon
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Better team mate in 2016
Replies: 74
Views: 13334

Re: Better team mate in 2016

I have gone along with the majority of the voting in most cases. Not sure why people vote Nasr or Ocon and even 2 voting for Gutierrez, they must really dislike Grosjean. I voted Kimi and Nico even though neither Ferrari driver was hot this year. Nico isn't as fast as Lewis and luck played its part ...
by Amon
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 records one doesn't want to hold
Replies: 68
Views: 23940

Re: F1 records one doesn't want to hold

Herbert wasn't as good as Schumacher but was not 2 seconds a lap slower. YES he most definitely was 2 seconds slower. Irvine publicly stated that Schumacher was so good you'd go out and put in a blistering lap and Schumacher would come in a blow your time away by a second or more. And given that Ir...