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by Frenk Biber
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault re-branding to Alpine for next season!
Replies: 18
Views: 1478

Re: Renault re-branding to Alpine for next season!

I think Renault missed a trick here. They should have named the team after their budget brand: Dacia Racing. Also: hire James May.
by Frenk Biber
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future
Replies: 41
Views: 10367

Ferrari to evaluate F1 future

Ferrari to evaluate F1 future if budget cap imposed, warns Binotto

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/ ... ia-binotto?

-Leave your unearned bonuses at the door
-Don't let the door hit you on the way out
-Never never never come back
by Frenk Biber
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 talk down the pub
Replies: 8
Views: 2202

Re: F1 talk down the pub

I live in a big city in The Netherlands. In the city: most talk is about the Zandvoort GP; people have the idea that the decision to have a GP here is overrushed. That all normal procedures are abandoned because The Man (support of multinationals, owner of circuit is both a royal and a real estate t...
by Frenk Biber
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clive James Dies Aged 80.
Replies: 11
Views: 2616

Re: Clive James Dies Aged 80.

I was a admirer of James abroad but totally unaware of his love of F1. The 1997 special is on Youtube and it is great.
by Frenk Biber
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20253

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Just watched Vettel and Verstappen's pit stops. I would say that Leclerc was lucky that Verstappen came back on track just behind Hulkenberg. Otherwise Leclerc would have been third after his pit stop I think.
by Frenk Biber
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2nd Half of 2019 - Make A Bold Prediction
Replies: 62
Views: 12285

Re: 2nd Half of 2019 - Make A Bold Prediction

Because of Brexit British based teams are not able to finish the season so Leclerc wins WDC before Vettel and Raikkonen.
by Frenk Biber
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2nd Half of 2019 - Make A Bold Prediction
Replies: 62
Views: 12285

Re: 2nd Half of 2019 - Make A Bold Prediction

There will be TWO new race winners. The voices in my head told me this. I guess Leclerc would be the first candidate. I told this to the voices in my head but they would not confirm. I believe it will be Charles though and the candidates for the other are Sainz, Albon and Ricciardo. Erm...? He is o...
by Frenk Biber
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2nd Half of 2019 - Make A Bold Prediction
Replies: 62
Views: 12285

Re: 2nd Half of 2019 - Make A Bold Prediction

There will be TWO new race winners.

The voices in my head told me this.

I guess Leclerc would be the first candidate. I told this to the voices in my head but they would not confirm. I believe it will be Charles though and the candidates for the other are Sainz, Albon and Ricciardo.
by Frenk Biber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)
Replies: 372
Views: 48883

Re: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty

So this poll has five options; three start with "As per the rules, the penalty is correct...". One of the other two options is undecided. If you are against punishment you only have one option: "Penalty not justified at all, Vettel had etc... " I think a few options are missing. I have a few suggest...
by Frenk Biber
Mon May 27, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33200

Re: Indy500

I find these crashes of Patrick, Bourdais and Castroneves really scary. No cars nearby, just unstable at very high speed.
by Frenk Biber
Thu May 16, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kubica/Stroll/Ocon
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Kubica/Stroll/Ocon

Nobody yet? OK, let me do the honors.

Ocon is overrated. Speed is there but usually ends behind his team mate. Crashes too much, especially in incidents with people that he wants to beat too hard (like his team mates and direct rivals). Will fight for the Formula E title soon with Wehrlein.
by Frenk Biber
Tue May 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Dutch Grand Prix?
Replies: 43
Views: 10468

Re: 2020 Dutch Grand Prix?

Clarky wrote:Where on this track are they supposed to overtake?
I think the general idea is: Max starts at the front and stays there.
by Frenk Biber
Tue May 14, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Dutch Grand Prix?
Replies: 43
Views: 10468

Re: 2020 Dutch Grand Prix?

It has just been announced officially. Zandvoort it is.

https://www.dutchgp.com/
by Frenk Biber
Sat May 11, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84536

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

-Give the manifacturers no say or vote in the regulations. -While making up the regulations: if there's a choice between simple and complicted: choose simple. -Only free to air. -A total economic collapse; no money to be made from F1. Multinationals and oligarchs lose their interest and Garagistas t...
by Frenk Biber
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Qualy outlap etiquette
Replies: 11
Views: 3365

Re: Qualy outlap etiquette

Part of qualy outlap etiquette: don't start swearing when you have been outwitted through your own/your own team's fault. I am a Max fan but this will not go. Even the extremely biased Dutch tv thought it was his own fault (although it was voice of reason Robert Doornbos; the bald lickspittles that ...
by Frenk Biber
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48513

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

pokerman wrote:
I guess some people just don't like to see greatness?
Hell no, but there is room for more than one. I think Messi is the greatest footballer but I am glad that his position is at least challenged by Ronaldo.
by Frenk Biber
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48513

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

mikeyg123 wrote:Certainly the British media at least were brutal to Schumacher. Constant complaints about his domination.
He was a bit too German wasn't he? :lol: A little more Federerness would have helped.
by Frenk Biber
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48513

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Are you suggesting that Schumi used drugs as Armstrong did, or is it an attempt to discredit Schumi's accomplishments because you see him as a great cheater? Or.... just praising them for both winning the most treasured titles 7 times ? ;) I think that however great he was, his legacy is stained by...
by Frenk Biber
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48513

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

mikeyg123 wrote: Look again and see who's Mercenary's post is directed at.
That's right, it was directed at me. The thread is called Unpopular Opinions so if somebody doesn't agree with me I'm fine with that.
by Frenk Biber
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48513

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

-I hate how F1 is biased towards the richest teams and I would welcome an American Sports League style system. -I don't want a Grand Prix in my country (NL) because it is an awful waste of money and both circuits (Zandvoort and Assen) are unfit. -I wouldn't mind if F1 would blow itself up and stoppe...
by Frenk Biber
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race fans 20 questions
Replies: 82
Views: 14506

Re: Race fans 20 questions

1. Helmut Marko says Red Bull-Honda will win five races. How many do you think they will win? 12 2. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s highest race finish be? 1st 3. Who will score the most points: Lando Norris, Alexander Albon or George Russell? Norris 4. Which driver will out-qualify their team mate the...
by Frenk Biber
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?
Replies: 166
Views: 39217

Re: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?

What I really miss in this thread is a sense of fun. Didn't you have to laugh when Max did his little shove? I really hoped that Ocon would hit back and that a mass brawl would have started, like young lion Alfredo Fabri in some old Michel Vaillant book. Good fun. I think y'all sound like a bunch of...
by Frenk Biber
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do you support who you support?
Replies: 48
Views: 11860

Re: Why do you support who you support?

I am Dutch and I think this is an interesting queation as regards to the support of Max Verstappen. If you look at other Dutch F1 drivers: Zandvoort is still the centre of Dutch racing and it is the realm of the posh boys and the new money. Albers, Doornbos, Van der Garde; they were rich or married ...
by Frenk Biber
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions for the rest of the season
Replies: 30
Views: 6452

Re: Bold predictions for the rest of the season

mds wrote:
Frenk Biber wrote:Somebody will die.
That's unusually dark for this place :)

My last prediction in a thread like this earlier this year was: Europe will have a horror summer so we will have seven rain races in a row.
by Frenk Biber
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The 2018 Baseless Predictions Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 16104

Re: The 2018 Baseless Predictions Thread

-Some drivers are unable to deal with the halo. Result: stupid accidents and big differences between team mates -At least one really bad accident caused by the halo in a totally unforeseen manner. -Bottas hits the ground running. Hamilton might or might not eventually get past him but only with lots...
by Frenk Biber
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What would be a cool name for F1 team?
Replies: 51
Views: 12502

Re: What would be a cool name for F1 team?

Siao7 wrote:We need a villain one, called Wolfenstein or something!.
Since there's a Vaillante Le Mans car there should be a Leader as well:

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by Frenk Biber
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Half a year in - Rate the new regulations
Replies: 37
Views: 10732

Re: Half a year in - Rate the new regulations

I have worked in customer care so I know 6s and 7s don't count. You are only rated by your 9&10s and your lower-than-6's. So it is either a 10 or a 0. I chose zero. (digression: if you ever have a customer care worker on the phone and you receive a an email to rate your contact: if you are happy...
by Frenk Biber
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Will Alonso Finish in Canada?
Replies: 25
Views: 7519

Re: How Will Alonso Finish in Canada?

Where is the "In the stands" option?
by Frenk Biber
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2027
Replies: 16
Views: 6865

Re: F1 2027

Yes, but does it fly?
by Frenk Biber
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Driver Firsts/Season Predictions Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 6761

Re: 2017 Driver Firsts/Season Predictions Thread

-Bottas wins first race and stays on top all season. Lewis loses interest after he can't overtake Valtteri in the championship anymore. -It is so hard to pass another car that the result is basically decided in the first round. So the saturday is more important than ever, resulting in some innovativ...
by Frenk Biber
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: ATTENTION ALL NEW MEMBERS: POST APPROVAL
Replies: 257
Views: 744683

Re: ATTENTION ALL NEW MEMBERS: POST APPROVAL

Please could i have my account approved, thanks
by Frenk Biber
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Popular victores" in F1
Replies: 68
Views: 13028

Re: "Popular victores" in F1

Black_Flag_11 wrote:I even remember Rosberg winning with Mercedes in 2012 being a nice breath of fresh air, how quickly times change.

First eight GP's with eight winners in 2012, among them Maldonado and with Perez in a Sauber so close to a win in Malaysia.