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by Greenman
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision
Replies: 460
Views: 15348

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

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It is noticeable that some of the biggest "Hamilton Haters" on this site are (obviously by pure coincidence !) the ones posting ridiculous pro-Verstappen claims.

This thread is toxic.

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by Greenman
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 15418

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

. The crash reminded me of a typical Vettel manoeuvre, charge up the inside straight at the apex at a speed which would allow the car to take the corner, but only by blocking the car on the outside, and drifting out taking most of the width of the track to go around the corner. Vettel did this count...
by Greenman
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 15418

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

CRei1n8Fhko . I didn't like Red Bulls dirty PR campaign just after the incident, particularly Horner's rants. Now Max tweets that, basically, the whole crowd/audience should go into mourning every time he is shunted off as he has shunted off many others ! Red Bull seem to want to show everyone how ...
by Greenman
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 15418

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Bacus wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:24 pm
The Euro 2020 and the behaving here really changed my mind on (some) british sport fans.
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You didn't like the way they cheered when Verstappen got out of his car ?

Strange.

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by Greenman
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 15418

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

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I didn't like all the moaning from Horner/Red Bull just after the accident - more like a dirty PR campaign than fair comment. Horner is on Channel 4 now, wingeing more the same.

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by Greenman
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 15418

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

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Well I think that the Ferrari engineers deserve great praise, they've taken an unreliable Ferrari and transformed it into a competitive car, a real contender.

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by Greenman
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Inconsistent penalties (or lack of them) on first lap incidents
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Inconsistent penalties (or lack of them) on first lap incidents

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Vettel went over the white line at the first corner, and in line with the unofficial rule didn't get penalised.

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by Greenman
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 8425

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread

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The "sprint" was totally underwhelming.

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by Greenman
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 8425

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread

The silly computer game graphics were annoying too. Very child-like in appearance. I don't have that much of a problem with the graphics used to identify the car ahead for the casual viewer (if used judiciously). Otherwise, my eyes would be bouncing around the screen hoping to inform me of the situ...
by Greenman
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn says hydrogen could be future fuel"
Replies: 8
Views: 420

"Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn says hydrogen could be future fuel"

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BBC Sports article - views ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/57842205

Mod Edit - article removed, please view article at the original source by clicking on the link.

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by Greenman
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2022 F1 car - officially leaked
Replies: 40
Views: 1192

Re: 2022 F1 car - officially leaked

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I'd be interested to see the way that the nose is removed, all looks rather cramped between front wing and wheels.

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by Greenman
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Red Bull always better than Mercedes at aerodynamics?
Replies: 17
Views: 1144

Re: Was Red Bull always better than Mercedes at aerodynamics?

Pointless vote - you can't vote for Mercedes having the better aerodynamics every year (which rather obviously is the answer).

Why make a poll where the correct answer is impossible ?

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by Greenman
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Styrian Grand Prix
Replies: 28
Views: 1508

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

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Again I will point out the hypocrisy. When Hamilton won in the obviously faster car, leading from begining to end people would say "what had he done to claim "driver of the day" ?

Now that Verstappen does the same, so many vote for him.

I don't mind genuine opinions, I object to hypocrisy.

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by Greenman
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 6093

Re: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

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Ahhhhh ! ! ! !

Verstappen takes inspiration from James Bond and drops bits from his car for Hamilton to run over !

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by Greenman
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 6093

Re: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

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Thanks "wire2004"

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by Greenman
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 6093

Re: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

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What's the latest time that any team can change on to intermediates, or wets, before the race ?

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by Greenman
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 5720

Re: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

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I thought it was Bottas moaning about Verstappen holding him up ?

Really close times.


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by Greenman
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA to force F1 teams to slow down their pit stops
Replies: 25
Views: 1463

Re: FIA to force F1 teams to slow down their pit stops

. Easy answer, appoint Mercedes as the official pit stop trainer - instant doubling of pit stop times. :lol: . Even easier answer: 3 second minimum pit-stop time. That would lessen the chance of costly even dangerous mistakes and put the onus back on the driver to win races, not the mechanics.. Min...
by Greenman
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA to force F1 teams to slow down their pit stops
Replies: 25
Views: 1463

Re: FIA to force F1 teams to slow down their pit stops

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Easy answer, appoint Mercedes as the official pit stop trainer - instant doubling of pit stop times. :lol:

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by Greenman
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 8396

Re: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread

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Good pass - great race

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by Greenman
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 8396

Re: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread

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So it's a battle of the strategists.

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by Greenman
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 8396

Re: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread

F1Tyrant wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:37 pm
Incredible outlap from Verstappen
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Totally agree !

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by Greenman
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 8396

Re: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread

Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:11 pm
Greenman wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:07 pm
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Max may have "blinked", but the FIA caves in and ignores his illegal rejoining of the track !

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It wasn't remotely illegal. There's a huge difference between running a little wide and missing a corner altogether.
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He rejoined illegally, and should have been punished.

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by Greenman
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 8396

Re: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread

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Max may have "blinked", but the FIA caves in and ignores his illegal rejoining of the track !

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by Greenman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)
Replies: 196
Views: 8544

Re: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)

. Silly. Whilst you are right about Absolute rigidity, you are extending that into total silliness to try to claim visually extreme flexibility is somehow acceptable. And, for the countless time, the Regulations are "the law", not the tests, this was established a decade ago. What part of that do yo...
by Greenman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)
Replies: 196
Views: 8544

Re: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)

.... Greenman and I evidently cannot be further in philosophy from each other. I am an engineer, and that's how I view the world - I want to make it better. But I expect another round of " but that's cheating ". It is you that arbitrarily calling the Regulations "subjective" - it's a joke. The Regu...
by Greenman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 French Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6186

Re: 2021 French Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

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A shame that it isn't Perez and Bottas on the front row.

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by Greenman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)
Replies: 196
Views: 8544

Re: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)

[quote="tootsie323] ...Ironically, I'm not actually disagreeing. I'm pretty sure that the wing is flexing more than it should and that it is, as a result, contravening the regulations. The point I am putting forward is that the authorities do not have a formally adopted method to measure this and qu...
by Greenman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)
Replies: 196
Views: 8544

Re: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)

I have a bias for clever engineering. Everything is an optimization problem - maximize the objective function within a set of clear constraints. It can't get more pure than that. If you want subjectivity, perhaps figure skating or gymnastics is a better spectator sport... . It is NOT "clever" - it ...
by Greenman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)
Replies: 196
Views: 8544

Re: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)

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NO IT ISN'T !

This was sorted out a decade ago.

Stop being biased.

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by Greenman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)
Replies: 196
Views: 8544

Re: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)

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Rubbish - the "bendy" wings were visibly flexing and breaking the Regulations - a clear bit of cheating.

Calling it "clever" is merely exposing your bias.

This was all sorted out a decade ago with the flexing front wings.

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by Greenman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)
Replies: 196
Views: 8544

Re: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)

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It is NOT "clever", "grey", or elegant engineering. The "bendy" wing could be visibly seen (and recorded on video) as breaking the regulations.

People who try to argue otherwise are merely biased.

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by Greenman
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)
Replies: 196
Views: 8544

Re: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)

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All anyone needs to do is read the Regulations - surely that's not too difficult ?

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by Greenman
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)
Replies: 196
Views: 8544

Re: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)

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Another feeble attempt to explain away deliberate attempts to break the Regulations.

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by Greenman
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 French Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6186

Re: 2021 French Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Last time out the focus was on wings, this time it's on tyres with some changes...... https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/the-f1-tyre-tricks-that-new-clampdown-will-stamp-out/6574186/ . A fascinating read ( which some of the comments above show hasn't been done by the relevant commentators ) - these...
by Greenman
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)
Replies: 196
Views: 8544

Re: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)

UnlikeUday wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:57 am

- Rear wing twist will also be analyzed by FIA techs.
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This presumably (?) means that the TV surveillance is to continue to check on compliance with the regulations ?

So, new tests, but don't trust those teams that do pass.

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by Greenman
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?
Replies: 129
Views: 6810

Re: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?

. "Recent results" includes Red Bull's using an illegal rear wing and two race tracks which don't favour Mercedes. Are we meant to take those things into account ? What will happen at the next race ? ------- Again, the question is "fastest driver", not fastest car, in a particular configuration, of ...
by Greenman
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 406
Views: 14534

Re: 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

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Which is better for Red Bull - Perez to win, or both he and Hamilton fail to finish ?

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by Greenman
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 406
Views: 14534

Re: 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

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If they have to go around a lap to get to the grid to re-start, is that another lap of the race "completed" ?

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by Greenman
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 406
Views: 14534

Re: 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

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I don't see the Mercedes pit crew, or strategists, getting any summer holiday this year.

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