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by Blinky McSquinty
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lando Norris thread
Replies: 30
Views: 3753

Re: The Official Lando Norris thread

I had heard a few bad stories of lando being a bit of a jerk online and with his fans. Boy was I wrong. I started watching Norris in Twitch before he was put on McLaren's short list of potential new drivers. He is animated, articulate, and full of enthusiasm, all the time. He is a public relations ...
by Blinky McSquinty
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers not having the same cars - is this fair compared to other sports?
Replies: 42
Views: 2460

Re: Drivers not having the same cars - is this fair compared to other sports?

Can I ask then, why is that Mercedes so fast compared to other cars? They were new to F1 and just came out with the fastest car that the likes of Ferrari with decades or R&D can't even compete with? Why do they have the fastest car and why can't anyone make a car as good as them? When the initial K...
by Blinky McSquinty
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 French Grand Prix
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 French Grand Prix

Verstappen for fighting for the win. It was incredibly difficult. Norris for beating his teammate and finishing much better than he started. Ricciardo for appearing to finally come to grips with his braking. This has been a very difficult time for him, being such an aggressive braker yet having to c...
by Blinky McSquinty
Sun May 09, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen
Replies: 472
Views: 24570

Re: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen

Both Verstappen and Hamilton are at the top of their game and showing the way for all drivers to emulate. The only other driver that could be included in this conversation is LeClair, he is punching above his weight in an obviously inferior car. In the intensely heated competition between Hamilton a...
by Blinky McSquinty
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....

The FIA run the World Endurance Championship and probably can't believe their luck that Ferrari is coming back, so Ferrari using the FIA to put pressure on the FIA, looks rather odd. Ferrari have always been Machiavellian in their moves. Unlike almost all other auto manufacturers they do not advert...
by Blinky McSquinty
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker dies aged 97.
Replies: 26
Views: 1621

Re: Murray Walker dies aged 97.

I am an old fan, one who has viewed many races over the decades. But Murray brought a passion and love of the sport that was sincere and enthusiastic. Just listening to him alone was worth the price of admission. This old Canadian pauses, wipes a tear away and fondly remembers a true icon of Formula...
by Blinky McSquinty
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....

In the long history of Ferrari, endurance is where they made their name. To ignore that is to proclaim ignorance of the Ferrari name. The thing is, Ferrari do not play well with others and have a history of leaving, or threatening to leave a series if things do not play in their favor. The big quest...
by Blinky McSquinty
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton signs for Mercedes
Replies: 97
Views: 4478

Re: Hamilton signs for Mercedes

Or maybe it's because he's running away from a fair fight with those very drivers (and Russell) - meanwhile the double standard continues to be amusing when you quote the TP on Hamilton's contract but continually deny the existence or validity of the same thing when it comes to Schumacher. Must be ...
by Blinky McSquinty
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Curious Case Of Jacques Villeneuve.
Replies: 40
Views: 2946

Re: The Curious Case Of Jacques Villeneuve.

Once Jacques won the WDC he knew he could command a larger salary. Williams were well known for being frugal on driver salaries during that period. He went after a better income. He traded wins for millions of dollars. He had the second highest salary, just behind Schumacher. Mansell followed a simi...
by Blinky McSquinty
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton ruining Max’s legacy?
Replies: 211
Views: 13821

Re: Is Hamilton ruining Max’s legacy?

A definition of "legacy" may be subjective. If you go by the numbers, this gent does not have a legacy. He had 16 wins, still good for 17th all-time and the most for a non-WDC. His numbers do give him a legacy, albeit one that doesn't equal how he's rated by more knowledgeable fans. Agreed, numbers...
by Blinky McSquinty
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, do people want "novelty" races now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2852

Re: So, do people want "novelty" races now ?

But this is F1, a mix of being faster than the rest, going the distance (by not always by going faster, bonkers), bit of engineering awesomeness and a bit of rule reading/cheating skills. And as many countered before, if one wants equal cars and 10 overtakes per lap, then they are looking at the wr...
by Blinky McSquinty
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton ruining Max’s legacy?
Replies: 211
Views: 13821

Re: Is Hamilton ruining Max’s legacy?

A definition of "legacy" may be subjective. If you go by the numbers, this gent does not have a legacy.

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by Blinky McSquinty
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 13092

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

I think that Red Bull will be an awful place to be for 2022, for a number of reasons: -------------- Forget about Hamilton, Verstappen is not even sniffing Vettel’s trophy haul. Don't put any money on that. One major reason for the Mercedes dominance is their management of KERS and MGU/H. When the ...
by Blinky McSquinty
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, do people want "novelty" races now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2852

Re: So, do people want "novelty" races now ?

Formula One is the pinnacle of motor racing technology and skilled personnel. But is it the pinnacle of fan entertainment? We need to ask why some are proposing novelties in Formula One. IMO it is because the actual product, the on-track action is more of a time trial than a competition between cars...
by Blinky McSquinty
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 13092

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

Having a team like Mercedes come along and win 80% of races over 8 seasons - I just cannot see that happening again, and hope (for the sake of the sport) it doesn't. To have a team that good, and an elite level driver who consistently delivers - records are inevitable. Sure we may see dominance to ...
by Blinky McSquinty
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc
Replies: 117
Views: 9328

Re: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc

Sorry but that BIB is way off on your part. MANY drivers have stated this is a risky business to carry your briefcase to every day. Every driver knows the risks involved all too well, and that EVERY time they step into their car could be their last time breathing. I don't get why Jackie Stewart kee...
by Blinky McSquinty
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc
Replies: 117
Views: 9328

Re: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc

When I was a teen I used to *want* to play rock and roll in the house. My father, who's temperament was suited more towards Perry Como, disliked what I liked, he thought it was *wrong* in many ways. Roll forward to today, and I am much older than my father was in that time, and although I do have mu...
by Blinky McSquinty
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Standing Re-starts
Replies: 25
Views: 1960

Re: Standing Re-starts

Racing is not fair. Drivers can die, they can be sacked in an instant, politics can ruin a career, I can think of many examples. Get over it, in the long run over an entire season, this type of situation is very rare. So a few drivers go screwed over, so what? I do feel for them, but I am not a fan ...
by Blinky McSquinty
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 9948

Re: Could next year be Vettel's final nail in the coffin?

Charles LeBrad wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:20 am
Blinky McSquinty wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:30 pm

Or as Ricciardo succinctly stated "not bad for a number two driver".
Think you mean Webber

Thank you Charles, I stand corrected.
by Blinky McSquinty
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 9948

Re: Could next year be Vettel's final nail in the coffin?

Seems to be a bunch of folks wondering if Team Red is giving Seb the same kind of car they are providing to Charles. When a driver is on his way out of a team, certain things begin to happen. He is barred from technical briefings, so that he may not carry any new "secrets" to any other team. Thus, ...
by Blinky McSquinty
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 6240

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

Hence I believe the FIA have to look at this and make improvements. I agree, they have to make it idiot-proof. Oh, wait, does a bright flashing light directly in front of a driver qualify? Understand this: drivers need to insert themselves into the decision-making process instead of allowing themse...
by Blinky McSquinty
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 6240

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

So you're all for safety but think that the safety procedures themselves should be difficult to follow? They are not difficult if drivers pay attention reading the regulations and during the driver's meetings. I always advocate for simpler solutions, especially when it comes to safety. But the layo...
by Blinky McSquinty
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 9948

Re: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)

The change of naming from Racing Point to Aston Martin is news, but not headline stuff. It barely caused a ripple in January when the name change was announced. But bringing in Vettel, Aston Martin have succeeded in bringing in massive interest and publicity. But sadly, Ferrari can be very toxic to ...
by Blinky McSquinty
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 6240

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

No driver is ever looking to the outside of any corner. In fact, it would be dangerous for them to be looking to the outside of a corner as they wouldnt be looking where they were going. Their eyes are on the apex. There should have been lights on the inside of parabolica and a light at the entry o...
by Blinky McSquinty
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 6240

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

In practice what is the difference between a five minute stop/go penalty and a DQ? If you're going to be put that far behind you might as well park it. For a DQ, the team is not allowed to decide to retire. A crippling penalty places the onus on the team to withdraw, forcing them to deal with their...
by Blinky McSquinty
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?
Replies: 68
Views: 3610

Re: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?

I hate, I despise boring processions where most of the field is in the same position as they started. I also have a strong distaste of any team dominating. That is why I have lost my interest in Formula One these last few years. That also happened to me during the Schumacher era. I disagree with rev...
by Blinky McSquinty
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 6240

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

No driver is ever looking to the outside of any corner. In fact, it would be dangerous for them to be looking to the outside of a corner as they wouldnt be looking where they were going. Their eyes are on the apex. There should have been lights on the inside of parabolica and a light at the entry o...
by Blinky McSquinty
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 6240

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

Interested in what the two people voting too lenient think the penalty should be - DQ? I was one who voted "too lenient'. My position is determined from the safety viewpoint. I do not advocate DQ, but I endorse a harsher (even draconian) on-track penalty, such as a five minute stop-and go. Breaking...
by Blinky McSquinty
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When were Ferrari this bad?
Replies: 39
Views: 3452

Re: When were Ferrari this bad?

1991, the year before Prost was challenging for the title, that year he called the car a truck and got sacked. And Prost proved correct. After Prost left Ferrari got even worse, slumping into a decline that triggered the Ferrari Board of Governors to scrap many people and hire new personnel (the Fe...
by Blinky McSquinty
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 61
Views: 4911

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix

If one is going to trash Bottas, then Verstappen must be included. He also botched the start, and failed to advance once things settled down. I suspect he ran too close to the car(s) ahead, the engine overheated, and the team had to shut it down. Despite the fact I rate Verstappen the best driver in...
by Blinky McSquinty
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 6240

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

This is not a procedural or technical regulation, it is safety. And justifiably, safety regulations must be clear and carry weight. If not, serious injury or death can result. Make all the excuses you desire, two drivers and their teams messed up while everyone else was able to follow the regulation...
by Blinky McSquinty
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Of the two Austria races, which did you like more?
Replies: 16
Views: 2063

Of the two Austria races, which did you like more?

We are in a unique position as fans because we saw two very different races in Austria, involving the same format, track, and characters. So, which race did you like more? That is it, personal experience and preference. I hope we keep the discussion away from driver versus driver arguments, just lay...
by Blinky McSquinty
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1629
Views: 400752

Re: Female Racing Drivers

I have been fascinated, and watch, the W Series. https://wseries.com/ . This is wonderful because a great number of quality female drivers compete head-to-head on equal equipment. Racing every Thursday at 19:00 BST I must admit I have become a fan of Naomi Schiff. She is very quick, but unfortunatel...
by Blinky McSquinty
Sat May 23, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is F1 official site a con?
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

Re: Is F1 official site a con?

A lot of major racing series provide free videos of past races. Why should I pay to watch a race when I can watch a lot more for free?

Understand this: even Formula One needs to fans to survive. So why are you licking their toes in subservience?
by Blinky McSquinty
Sat May 16, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: e-sports!
Replies: 24
Views: 12142

Re: e-sports!

The FIA/WEC just dropped a big one. The 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, organised by the ACO, FIA WEC and Motorsport Games, will open a new era in sim racing. 13/14 of June get ready ..... https://www.fiawec.com/en/news/a-world-premiere-24-hours-of-le-mans-virtual-on-13-14th-june/6727?fbclid=IwAR05_eQ6...
by Blinky McSquinty
Mon May 11, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Aero Research Penalties
Replies: 22
Views: 4850

Re: Aero Research Penalties

I always want racing to be a meritocracy. But in team sports like Formula One, the individual teams do not start off in anything comparable to an equal footing. yes, money has always made the difference, and usually, the team with the biggest budget succeeds. But for the last 20+ years Formula One h...
by Blinky McSquinty
Mon May 11, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual race!
Replies: 119
Views: 33102

Re: Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual r

Billy Monger is also active in iRacing an streaming.

https://www.twitch.tv/billymonger

Come on guys, show support for a very nice person.
by Blinky McSquinty
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual race!
Replies: 119
Views: 33102

Re: Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual r

Exediron wrote:Verstappen has apparently decided on an eSports series to do...

Aussie Supercars.
He discussed it in Twitch. The insane part? He will be teaming up with Pastor.
by Blinky McSquinty
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual race!
Replies: 119
Views: 33102

Re: Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual r

Of course this cancellation of racing sucks, but there have been some interesting positive benefits. A least for me, I understand that may not be the case for others. Since I am up to my neck in the world of sim racing, the influx of professional big name drivers has grown a heck of a lot in the las...
by Blinky McSquinty
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual race!
Replies: 119
Views: 33102

Re: Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual r

"THE RACE" will be steaming a race soon, 12:00 noon EST. Many big names confirmed, including Montoya, Villeneuve, and Button.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nviifExjwpg