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by Greenman
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix
Replies: 30
Views: 1155

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

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Quite hilarious "voting".

When this topic started Hamilton got 10 or 12 votes very quickly, and Ricciardo only managed 2. Since then Ricciardo has just got more and more - it's almost like people are looking at the results and then coming on to vote for anyone other than Hamilton.

Strange.

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by Greenman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7864

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

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I see that the FIA are looking at Hamilton's tee-shirt !

And this after totally ignoring Leclerc driving around without a working safety harness.

Just why are the FIA so biased ?

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by Greenman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix
Replies: 30
Views: 1155

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

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Who can vote for anyone other than Lewis Hamilton ?

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by Greenman
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7864

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

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So Ricardo, who hasn't been led Bottas all race, benefits from an unnecessary red flag.

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by Greenman
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7864

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Fiki wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:51 pm
I'm at a loss to understand how this wasn't a red flag immediately. Surely the need to rebuild the tyre wall was obvious?
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IF a circuit is so unsafe that they can't do the basics under a safety car then they should not be racing there.

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by Greenman
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7864

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

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Yet another red flag - anything to try to ruin Hamilton's and Mercedes race !

Disgraceful.

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by Greenman
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7864

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

There's a very good chance for atleast 1 safety car outing. Thanks to the gravel traps all around. The leaders are also going to suffer a lot more when they start to lap the cars. Narrow track with flowing corners. . Agree about the safety cars. Surely you mean that the back markers are going to su...
by Greenman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?
Replies: 68
Views: 1773

Re: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?

. So, can any of the fans of reverse grids, PLEASE tell the rest of us how the reverse will play out ? The top 4 to 6 will immediately start battling each other and the next group up, whilst the middle 8 will gobble up the ridiculously slow top 4. Once that is all sorted out (probably with lots of m...
by Greenman
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?
Replies: 68
Views: 1773

Re: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?

. Absolute rubbish idea. Sunday's race showed that the best driver, in undoubtedly the best car could only manage to get into the low points, and that was whilst cruising past the slowest drivers. If there were 4 or 6 fast cars at the back they would spend ages trying to get past each other whilst s...
by Greenman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18306

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

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Well, apart from the right, wrongs and maybes, this second half of the race will settle ( HA ! ) the argument over whether "reverse grid" starts are a sensible way to go ?????

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by Greenman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18306

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

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So, why didn't the Marshalls just push the car 5 metres to the escape road rather than all the way to the pits ?

Weird.

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by Greenman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18306

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:04 am

If people are agitating again Hamilton that doesn't mean that they aren't annoyed with the performances of other teams or drivers.
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So why not express that annoyance instead of trying to blame others ?

Acting like a seven year old blaming others for their own mistakes is childish.

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by Greenman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18306

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

. Why are SOME people trying to agitate against Hamilton instead of remembering the reason why Ferrari are where they are because they broke the regulations last year, and totally failed over last winter to come up with even a halfway decent package ? That is Ferrari's own fault and NO ONE ELSE'S ! ...
by Greenman
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 6048

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

pokerman wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:39 am
Did that really need a red flag?
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The Marshalls have to practice for the race - they'll have to use the flags to allow Ferrari to catch up.

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by Greenman
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:12 pm

Can you please prove your accusations put out here?
The radio extracts which do NOT support your guesses.

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by Greenman
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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The radio reports do NOT support your interpretation.

We know that at least two of Leclerc's statements and one Ferrari statement are wrong.

Your inability to find a reliable source speaks volumes.
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by Greenman
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

According to the full reports released in the meantime your interpretation of the incomplete radio snips that were broadcasted is not accurate. The radio is quite explicit and does NOT support the Leclerc, or Ferrari "spin" statements (we KNOW that Leclerc has made incorrect statements). PLEASE fin...
by Greenman
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

. According to the radio it was NONE done up. IF five had been done then the attach/attachment would have been there and the sixth belt could have been done up and the Ferrari pit crew would not have been searching the floor of the cockpit for it (and Ferrari would not have had to say that they didn...
by Greenman
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:04 pm

If I have three out of four on, the police will be more than satisfied. ;)
I don't see the relevance of the comparison, though.
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But if you have zero out of 6 done up (as Leclerc did) the police will certainly NOT be satisfied !

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by Greenman
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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Is that what you'll say to the police when they stop you for driving without your seat belt done up ?

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by Greenman
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

He had no "attach" (attachment) to do any of the 6 (six) harnesses up - you can see the Ferrari engineers looking for it in the bottom of the cockpit when he pits ! To be honest, I see this repeated all the time and I think it is the absolute rubbish here. There's no way the harness is designed so ...
by Greenman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

. Absolute rubbish. There is NO way that he didn't know that the harness was totally undone. Just getting back onto the track would have thrown him about in the cockpit. He had no "attach" (attachment) to do any of the 6 (six) harnesses up - you can see the Ferrari engineers looking for it in the bo...
by Greenman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

So, Leclerc did put the belts on again but realized while driving again that one of the four was not tight enough and retired into the pits. I struggle to see the big scandal, tbh. . Absolutely not ! As Pokerman noted there was no "attach"/attachment for the 6 harnesses to connect to. Ferrari engin...
by Greenman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Nobodies been penalised for it before so we can't know if that's the reason for any inaction. And seeing as not long ago you were suggesting a multi race ban was appropriate I would steer clear of questioning others detachment from reality. [/i] The reason no one has been penalised for it before is...
by Greenman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

. What would you do if you found a driver driving at over 100 mph without a seat belt - especially if you had been running a multi-million Euro safe driving campaign ? Your ideas on safety and the seriousness of the regs breaking are so far from reality. And there is another, more obvious, reason fo...
by Greenman
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

. He broke the sporting regs so it is a "sporting infraction". You seem to think that the infraction is not serious - so driving at high speed without the mandated safety harness isn't "serious" ! I think that you need to reassess your safety standards - more in line with the FIA's claimed ones. .
by Greenman
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

. ???????? Your previously expressed views have veered from no punishment to an undefined fine - with once (?) the idea that there might be a further minor penalty. My view is that such a serious safety infringement requires a very serious penalty. ( That is if the "FIA" can actually be bothered to ...
by Greenman
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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It is breaking the Sporting Regs and the technical regs - so deserves a punishment.

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by Greenman
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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Again totally incorrect - see above.

Why do you insist on coming here and lying ?

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by Greenman
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Apart from the fact that driving without a working harness is breaking the regs (and hence is due a penalty) Leclerc started a completely new lap without coming in - which merely shows his contempt for the FIA's safety regs. No way around the fact that he (and to a lesser extent Ferrari) deserve a m...
by Greenman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

[quote="Fiki I wish I could remember another case of a driver needing to pit to get his seat belts tightened, but I can't. I'm sure it happened, though. .............. [/quote] Hardly "tightened" - they were completely undone. So not a working harness. .
by Greenman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

[quote="pokerman It's happened in the past, Senna loosened his belts without penalty, unless something's changed? [/quote] First, "loosened" (under what circumstances) rather than driving without a working harness as required. Second, Since then the FIA have had a huge push on driving safely ! .
by Greenman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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BUT it is not just breaking the technical regs.

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by Greenman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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Then it's a good thing that you're not a lawyer.

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by Greenman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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As you cannot use common sense, or google ;

F1 2020 technical regulations ;

14.4 Safety belts
It is mandatory to wear two shoulder straps, one abdominal strap and two straps between the legs. These straps must be securely fixed to the car and must comply with FIA standard 8853-2016.


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by Greenman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

. Why should a driver's slight discomfort affect the FIA actually imposing a large penalty for an extremely serious safety violation ? . It doesn't sound like it's in their remit to be able to do so and I was merely trying to explain why that might be the case. If you like it's like a loophole that...
by Greenman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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Why should a driver's slight discomfort affect the FIA actually imposing a large penalty for an extremely serious safety violation ?

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by Greenman
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

[quote="pokerman But still much slower than his normal race speed. [/quote] . "Much slower" ! the absolute fastest lap was 1 min 18.183 seconds. Vettel's fastest lap was 1 min 22.707 seconds. so, taking Vettel's as most representative (?) his fastest time was 82.707 seconds, so 10 seconds slower is ...
by Greenman
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15091

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

. However the regulations say that there must be a driver's harness in accordance with required spec. IF we have to nit-pick, Leclerc's harness was not in accordance with the regs as it didn't have a working attachment/"attach". It seems that Ferrari couldn't find it in the cockpit, so PRESUMABLY it...
by Greenman
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Concorde Agreement signed
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Concorde Agreement signed

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Thank-you for posting that.

I sincerely hope that it is a much fairer and equable agreement.

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