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by rodH
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as an F1
Replies: 23
Views: 7498

Re: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as a

Now you're talking about a subject that is near and dear to my heart. Mario IS the greatest racing driver of all time. Not in F1, not Indy, CART, Stock Cars, Sprints or any other discipline solely, but collectively, he is the most successful in all those disciplines combined. In CART/INDY he was hi...
by rodH
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as an F1
Replies: 23
Views: 7498

Re: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as a

Excellent driver, top class 1976-1978. Had about three strong years in F1 which for the time was more than enough. His 1978 year was dominating and that's where he sealed his reputation. The next 1979 was a backwards year as Lotus made a big miscalculation with their car. The 1980 year literally ki...
by rodH
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as an F1
Replies: 23
Views: 7498

Re: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as a

Anyway he is "literally" one of the best among the very best (sharing the top of my own list of best, at least), and certainly the most complete driver, in an era of great complete racing drivers. He simply loved driving and racing. Top class 76/78... That's short ! Well, he was top class already i...
by rodH
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as an F1
Replies: 23
Views: 7498

Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as an F1

Driver in the F1 community? I know he really was raised more racing Sprint cars, then stock cars, then Indycar and then he went back and forth between Indycar and F1 (has an F1 championship). After doing a lot of research it looks like Even when he wasn't winning championships, he was winning races ...
by rodH
Thu May 30, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Improving Monaco? Just get rid of the seafront chicane!
Replies: 68
Views: 12035

Re: Improving Monaco? Just get rid of the seafront chicane!

Make the cars shorter!! can you believe that they are a full 4 feet longer than Sennas Mc? Longer than a Ford F150 full size truck!!
by rodH
Wed May 29, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 48611

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

....it isn't RBR fault that they wanted to double stack, thats their problem. If they didn't do that, there wouldn't have been an issue. It is also interesting that Max came out and was actually ahead of Bottas when they made contact. In many series, the person who comes out in the lead gets priori...
by rodH
Tue May 28, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 48611

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Interesting info that holding up people behind you can give you a penalty. I know everyone wants to blame Max because of the contact, but I wonder if RBR looked at that rule to at least give him less of a penalty (5 seconds). The whole time I really felt like Merc has some responsibility in all of i...
by rodH
Tue May 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33089

Re: Indy500

As a Roger Penske follower since he raced SCCA in a modified Cooper Monaco, I am, of course, most pleased with the results. https://racer.com/2019/05/26/how-roger-penske-changed-the-indy-500-ep-15-with-rivals-rahal-brown-and-hull/ 15 part story and interviews on his influence at the speedway, over ...
by rodH
Thu May 23, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33089

Re: Indy500

I don't know why you would call it a mythical triple crown when it even has its own Wikipedia page so it's not like it's something Alonso has made up or "created for himself." And I agree that it would probably not be quite as important to him if he was in a Mercedes F1 car but he's not so he has t...
by rodH
Thu May 23, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 31777

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I think there's reason to believe the Mercedes was a handful in Barcelona. Watching the car there, it was twitchy and unsettled even on their quick laps. I haven't seen the same from it in Monaco, however. sometimes that is good, for a car that is so long. They say that they have worked a lot on lo...
by rodH
Thu May 23, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 31777

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I know FP sessions mean very little but what a job by Albon! Albon is really embarrassing Kvyat. For me, he should be Max's teammate next year. Not sure it will happen but I'd love to see it. Gasly better get a move on it. He needs to be <.2-.4 within Max's time (at most). RBR is giving up too many...
by rodH
Thu May 23, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 31777

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Looks like Max was much slower in FP2, but on closer inspection it appears that he only got in 16 laps, so a much smaller sample size. Does anyone know if he crashed or something wrong with the car? Wow, and Charles is way off this session, with lots of laps and tires. Seems like if we took away the...
by rodH
Thu May 23, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33089

Re: Indy500

I am kind of wondering what Alonso's next move is going to be and where he and McLaren stand. Will he come back to indy, or was that just an idea when he had a top running car (at Andretti) and now that it looks like its going to take much more work, will he just forget about it? If he and McLaren s...
by rodH
Tue May 21, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33089

Re: Indy500

yep, this year at least the chevy is slightly quicker at indy, but on road courses the honda is better, puts the power down quicker. The fact that McLaren was using the Chevy even makes it more odd. On road courses and street courses I think Alonso could do better even if he is in a subpar car, beca...
by rodH
Mon May 20, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33089

Re: Indy500

As an Alonso fan, I such mixed emotions about this. I have felt all along that he would benefit from running the whole or most of the series. Montoya and DeFerrin made mention of this a couple of years ago. And while some might argue that it wouldn't help with indy because the aero is different, id ...
by rodH
Fri May 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: O'Ward (indy driver) named to Red Bull Jr team,Ferrari going
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

O'Ward (indy driver) named to Red Bull Jr team,Ferrari going

Interesting information on a couple areas related to Indycar and F1. Pat O'Ward named to Red Bull Jr team is big. Its obvious that Red Bull realizes that they are in a pickle if they need a driver to fill one of the 4 spots at RBR, and TR. Dan Ticktum (sp?) isn't exactly on the fast track to getting...
by rodH
Thu May 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22196

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

]You may have more information on the team than I do. I only seem to recall that the team was in decline. If even in top teams "the other driver" can be forgotten about, I'm hesitant to see too much in this pasting. In fact, as I recall, when he had his massive accident on the Raidillon, every comm...
by rodH
Tue May 07, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22196

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

you guys seem to have a good recollection regarding what happened to Bourdais. What is the consensus regarding Zanardi's formula 1 issues? It seems like back then Williams was a mess and not fast, Ralf was sort of the favored driver in the team and Alex really struggled with not being able to drive...
by rodH
Mon May 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 72663

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

Vettal and Prost in front of Senna? again, the efforts are good, but some things can't be calculated.
by rodH
Mon May 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22196

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

you guys seem to have a good recollection regarding what happened to Bourdais. What is the consensus regarding Zanardi's formula 1 issues? It seems like back then Williams was a mess and not fast, Ralf was sort of the favored driver in the team and Alex really struggled with not being able to drive ...
by rodH
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indycar - Long Beach
Replies: 17
Views: 4559

Re: Indycar - Long Beach

I went to the race, amazing to see Rossi gap the field by around 24 seconds with everyone else being in very similar racecraft. Hamilton usually doesnt do that in vastly superior racecraft. Tyres and component wear and tear. Drivers push too hard in F1 and they compromise their tyres, while they al...
by rodH
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22196

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

As for Bourdias not doing well in F1, he was drafted into a team that was mediocre at best and he didn’t feel comfortable there and it showed. The gap all those years ago was greater than it is today and today, people harp on drivers claiming they’re just not good enough for thousands of s second, ...
by rodH
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22196

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

I watched both races yesterday, back to back. Arguing which series has the best drivers is foolish. I will say from watching the inboard shots, it's pretty apparent that the Indy drivers are working harder. you noticed that too? The F1 drivers looked like they just got done playing a video game and...
by rodH
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22196

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

I watched both races yesterday, back to back. Arguing which series has the best drivers is foolish. I will say from watching the inboard shots, it's pretty apparent that the Indy drivers are working harder. you noticed that too? The F1 drivers looked like they just got done playing a video game and...
by rodH
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22196

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

Back when I watched Champcar, I was convinced Sebastian Bourdais could easily take on any F1 driver. But when he finally made it over to F1, he was easily outclassed by his team mates. I also saw average F1 drivers such as Sato and Doornbos become regular race-winners. At the time, in my mind, any ...
by rodH
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indycar - Long Beach
Replies: 17
Views: 4559

Re: Indycar - Long Beach

I went to the race, amazing to see Rossi gap the field by around 24 seconds with everyone else being in very similar racecraft. Hamilton usually doesnt do that in vastly superior racecraft.
by rodH
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22196

those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

Ill be totally honest, ever since I was a kid up until a few years ago (Im in my 40s) I always believed that the very best driver in the world was the current F1 champion. It wasn't until I started to use some critical thinking skills before I started to realize that in F1 the "formula" is to make t...
by rodH
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What was the last time Red Bull hired a big name talent?
Replies: 10
Views: 4261

Re: What was the last time Red Bull hired a big name talent?

do you really have to hire a "big name" to be productive? Seems like Williams has hired big names and failed, Renault has hired big names and look where they are (and this year hasn't been anything to brag about either). Frankly, outside of AMG and Ferrari, they are the class of the field, I guess o...
by rodH
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do veteran F1 drivers have driving coaches?
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Re: Do veteran F1 drivers have driving coaches?

I found coaching great in getting me fron 110% to 102% of my ultimate lap time... but I am now at the point where it is easy to be given advice.... hard to apply it - and tbh talent, car set up and general understanding of track/car make a bigger difference than coaching ever will. Tbh I'm now seei...
by rodH
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48318

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

A few of mine -I wish F1 was less tech and more racing, closer racing (lets all admit that 90% of the drivers at the top of the grid are with in <1.0 seconds of each other on the same equipment, and it might be closer to .5 sec). -I still miss the old F1 sounds and smells -F1 teams decides who they ...
by rodH
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48318

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

I think that however great he was, his legacy is stained by cheating. On a more general note I despise the way how in the era of Schumacher and Armstrong people and media loved how a sport was totally dominated by one person by all means necessary. I hate Tiger Woods as well. Are you as concerned b...
by rodH
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48318

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

pokerman wrote:
Covalent wrote:I too think the fast lap point has been a success, and I'm not sure I would mind even taking it a step forward, like get an extra point for:
- pole position
- highest top speed
- most overtakes
- fastest pit stop

etc. etc.
I'd go with pole position but that's it.
Agree!!!
by rodH
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do veteran F1 drivers have driving coaches?
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Do veteran F1 drivers have driving coaches?

The reason I say "veteran" is because I would image that the young ones would. But someone like a Hamilton, Vettel, Fernando, etc...? As a karter I have benefited greatly from having a drive/race coach who is a national level driver himself. We race several different tracks and track configurations....
by rodH
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 42326

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

I think this thread rather ignores the facts for the purpose of attacking McLaren. Yes, McLaren clearly didn't have a championship-capable car in the Honda years - but if this Honda engine (the best ever, according to everyone involved) still isn't more than optimistically equal to Ferrari and Merc...
by rodH
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 42326

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

hey, you can give ever excuse in the world. The fact is that Honda was rushed into F1 a season early. They had space constraints (you say, "joint decision" which is like what every romantic relationship ends with, sure). And Honda themselves told everyone to be patient (it was McLaren that kept brin...
by rodH
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault & McLearn leapfrog Red Bull
Replies: 30
Views: 8511

Re: Renault & McLearn leapfrog Red Bull

title should read, Toro Rosso and not RBR. I have a feeling RB will be catching the big 2, and distancing themselves from the others.
by rodH
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Alonso Thought he Controlled the Driver Market" - Hamilton
Replies: 30
Views: 10214

Re: "Alonso Thought he Controlled the Driver Market" - Hamil

Sadly, McLaren's demands for a tighter package made it difficult to cool the engine and the team & Alonso's constant finger pointing led to the demise of the partnership and now Toro Rosso is reaping the benefits of Honda's continued dedication and further development. Toro Rosso is currently 9th i...
by rodH
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso & RBR relationship, what prevents them from
Replies: 13
Views: 4647

Re: Toro Rosso & RBR relationship, what prevents them from

They have to design their own chassis and aero. Brakes are bought from a supplier: no F1 team designs their own brakes. As far as input, who really knows. But officially, no RBR intellectual property is shared with Toro Rosso to the best of my knowledge. Haas is a good demonstration of the legal li...
by rodH
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso & RBR relationship, what prevents them from
Replies: 13
Views: 4647

Toro Rosso & RBR relationship, what prevents them from

I don't totally understand the exact relationship between the 2. Does TR do all their own aero and chassis and brakes? Is there any input or help by RBR? What would prevent TR to run a RBR chassis (with TR livery) using the Honda engine? I am pretty sure the RBR guys know exactly how the HP and powe...