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by BackwardsInFlames
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grid Girl ban - forum poll [MERGED]
Replies: 228
Views: 67153

Re: Grid Girl ban - forum poll [MERGED]

Maybe in 10 or 20 years time, we will look back and wonder why we ever had grid girls and how disrespectful that was and how it sent a very mixed message to young girls about their value in society ? Is it disrespectful to a woman that she performs a job that she chose (very happily), via her own f...
by BackwardsInFlames
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grid Girl ban - forum poll [MERGED]
Replies: 228
Views: 67153

Re: Grid Girl ban - forum poll [MERGED]

As a previous poster mentioned, I think some people seem to feel that any recognition that an individual is attractive is a blow against feminism, and I think that's far from the truth. The logical conclusion of that is that all modelling should be phased out, but I don't know why that should be th...
by BackwardsInFlames
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grid Girl ban - forum poll [MERGED]
Replies: 228
Views: 67153

Re: Grid Girl ban - forum poll [MERGED]

As a previous poster mentioned, I think some people seem to feel that any recognition that an individual is attractive is a blow against feminism, and I think that's far from the truth. The logical conclusion of that is that all modelling should be phased out, but I don't know why that should be th...
by BackwardsInFlames
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grid Girl ban - forum poll [MERGED]
Replies: 228
Views: 67153

Re: Grid Girl ban - forum poll [MERGED]

[Male, agree with ban] I do a bit of work in women's sports development and asked some of the athletes I work with their opinions. It was a pretty even splits between "meh" and "why does this sport need pretty ladies when it's supposed to be about car racing". Honestly, I voted the way I did becaus...
by BackwardsInFlames
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grid Girl ban - forum poll [MERGED]
Replies: 228
Views: 67153

Re: Grid Girl ban - forum poll [MERGED]

[Male, agree with ban] I do a bit of work in women's sports development and asked some of the athletes I work with their opinions. It was a pretty even splits between "meh" and "why does this sport need pretty ladies when it's supposed to be about car racing". Honestly, I voted the way I did because...
by BackwardsInFlames
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danica to retire after the Indy 500.
Replies: 34
Views: 15869

Re: Danica to retire after the Indy 500.

The world's most famous average driver. and you are famous for what? Nothing, what's your point? She is not famous for her driving talent. She's famous for some GoDaddy ads and having a bit of an attitude. I keep an eye on American motorsport coverage and this has been big news. If say, AJ Allmendi...
by BackwardsInFlames
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danica to retire after the Indy 500.
Replies: 34
Views: 15869

Re: Danica to retire after the Indy 500.

The world's most famous average driver.
by BackwardsInFlames
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spa 2008 Revisited (Split from most wins thread)
Replies: 94
Views: 20230

Re: Spa 2008 Revisited (Split from most wins thread)

Since we're talking 2008, Japan...

Hamilton penalised for Kovalainen forcing Räikkönen off track. Bourdais penalised for having Massa cut across him. There is a valid discussion to have about Spa with points for both sides but when viewed in context with these it feels a little dodgy.
by BackwardsInFlames
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lewis Hamilton 'dodged' VAT
Replies: 81
Views: 55366

Re: Lewis Hamilton 'dodged' VAT

Honestly, I'm kinda disappointed in him but I'm not a fan because of his personal affairs.

To be honest, I'd be shocked if every driver isn't doing something like this to a certain extent.
by BackwardsInFlames
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Interesting article; future of motorsport
Replies: 28
Views: 7734

Re: Interesting article; future of motorsport

Just for the record I think for F1 the elephant in the room is aero, or more specifically wake, and has been for a long time. Engine power, softer tyres and DRS have masked it somewhat, but there has been times this season where sustantually faster cars can't stay within 2 seconds of another car fo...
by BackwardsInFlames
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Interesting article; future of motorsport
Replies: 28
Views: 7734

Re: Interesting article; future of motorsport

People have a lot of hate for hybrid engines but I really quite like them. It's simple, ugly technology to just stick a big, loud V10 in something to make it go fast and please the yahoos who want "DA LOUD NOIZEZ". It actually takes engineering skill to develop something that produces the maximum am...
by BackwardsInFlames
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Mexican Grand Prix
Replies: 65
Views: 19713

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Mexican Grand Prix

Seb was the best that was a breathtaking drive coming through the field on a track that was almost impossible to pass on An eighth of what this guy is smoking please. It was almost impossible to pass, Hamilton made very little ground at all despite having the best car on the track. Whatever you thi...
by BackwardsInFlames
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Mexican Grand Prix
Replies: 65
Views: 19713

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Mexican Grand Prix

MasterRacer wrote:Seb was the best that was a breathtaking drive coming through the field on a track that was almost impossible to pass on
An eighth of what this guy is smoking please.
by BackwardsInFlames
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 98031

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

I dare say whining about someone else's driving when you ran into the back of someone feels a tad hypocritical.
by BackwardsInFlames
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 98031

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Really clumsy from VET, looked like HAM was just trying to stay out of the way.
by BackwardsInFlames
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake
Replies: 162
Views: 45615

Re: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake

I don't really understand the accusations of inconsistency. Decisions regarding track limits are inconsistent because the incidents are inconsistent, there are a lot of variables at play and each incident is different from the last. If we're saying we penalise every time a driver leaves the track th...
by BackwardsInFlames
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ocon Receiving Death Threats
Replies: 17
Views: 5350

Ocon Receiving Death Threats

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/132657/ocon-has-received-social-media-death-threats Granted that social media can be the pits of the world but given this and some of the total vitrol I've seen from Verstappen fans this week after the penalty, is the push for picking up more "casual" fans going to ...
by BackwardsInFlames
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your favourite Formula One seasons are...?
Replies: 39
Views: 15191

Re: Your favourite Formula One seasons are...?

Of what I actually watched:

96 - Hill. At last.

08 - Last corner.

10 - Four contenders?!?!

Ones I didn't see:

76 - Lauda = Hero

89 - Angry teammates.

84 - Monaco. Senna. Bellof!

Hope I was as succinct as required!
by BackwardsInFlames
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Rows of 3/2/3 for starting grid - good or bad?
Replies: 108
Views: 42567

Re: Rows of three&two cars on the starting grid - good or ba

Adding whacky stuff like this just to cause some accidents and mix up the order on the first lap is not how you improve the F1 "show".

Spending time and resources on developing a rule set less reliant on sensitive aerodynamics is.
by BackwardsInFlames
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake
Replies: 162
Views: 45615

Re: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake

Lack of consistency by the stewards has been invoked, as the race contained numerous instances of drivers exceeding track limits. FIA race director Charlie Whiting addressed those claims and the Stewards' decision. "In all other cases where the drivers left the circuit, they went a longer distance....
by BackwardsInFlames
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake
Replies: 162
Views: 45615

Re: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake

Does that mean he doesn't think the rules apply or is he using that part of his nationality to support Kimi? https://twitter.com/nico_rosberg/status/922425127773573120 I think this is Nico's point. https://i.imgur.com/hEuXODa.png Max got alongside enough to earn space into the corner, Kimi (possibl...
by BackwardsInFlames
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake
Replies: 162
Views: 45615

Re: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake

100% illegal.

I get the frustration about enforcement of track limit rules but there is a big difference between running wide on exit and actually cutting a whole corner.
by BackwardsInFlames
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 to be via Netflix?
Replies: 18
Views: 4325

Re: F1 to be via Netflix?

I've read that they are looking to roll out a streaming service from next year however it will be on a limited basis as a number of broadcasters have specific requirements in their contracts (UK included I believe). I would have thought that the discussions with Netflix are about sharing tech as opp...
by BackwardsInFlames
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How many cars would you like to see on the grid?
Replies: 88
Views: 16984

Re: How many cars would you like to see on the grid?

20-22.

For every Minardi or Onyx who pull the occasional shock result, you end with a Fondmental or Andrea Moda or Lola who have no right being on the grid. There needs to be a threshold.
by BackwardsInFlames
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New Member introduction thread
Replies: 863
Views: 606856

Re: New Member introduction thread

Long time lurker, first time poster who finally decided that it was a bit creepy just reading what people have to say without contributing.

In no particular order, I enjoy:

Fine wine
The driving of Lewis Hamilton
Haribo Tangfastics

Can't wait to start chatting with you all!