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by MB-BOB
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 15037

Re: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020

Of course, Vietnam -- as a communist country -- can always pull a page from the Fidel Castro playbook, nationalising all the proceeds from the race. Chase Carey would be apoplectic at that. No one is taking the bait. Your fear of communism is not shared by people outside your American babyboomer ec...
by MB-BOB
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 15037

Re: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020

Of course, Vietnam -- as a communist country -- can always pull a page from the Fidel Castro playbook, nationalising all the proceeds from the race. Chase Carey would be apoplectic at that. No one is taking the bait. Your fear of communism is not shared by people outside your American babyboomer ec...
by MB-BOB
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 15037

Re: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020

Of course, Vietnam -- as a communist country -- can always pull a page from the Fidel Castro playbook, nationalising all the proceeds from the race. Chase Carey would be apoplectic at that.
by MB-BOB
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 15037

Re: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020

According to the World Bank, Vietnam's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ranks #44 among nations, one rank below Bangladesh, and just 4 spots ahead of bankrupt Greece 8O If Vietnam were to double it's economy, it would still rank behind Thailand (#26). Vietnam would have to increase its GDP 700% to fall ...
by MB-BOB
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 15037

Re: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020

The Motorhome park there is 4-times larger than the speedway itself. and larger than some English towns. It has 60,000 unmarked free parking spots around the track, as well as an additional 20,000 paved ones, reserved for motorhomes. (Drive a car there, and you pay $25 to park out back.) The 45,000...
by MB-BOB
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 15037

Re: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020

Just found this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8vGfM9BZsU There's a way of increasing the excitement, let the cows wander across the track like they are doing in this video (I'm joking). Just look at "Turn 22" in that video, near the end... The racing will come towards you, between the two...
by MB-BOB
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 15037

Re: Vietnam GP confirmed for 2020

Just found this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8vGfM9BZsU There's a way of increasing the excitement, let the cows wander across the track like they are doing in this video (I'm joking). Just look at "Turn 22" in that video, near the end... The racing will come towards you, between the two...
by MB-BOB
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Mgmt wants a second race in China?
Replies: 16
Views: 4175

Re: F1 Mgmt wants a second race in China?

Just because a country is big enough doesn't mean it should have multiple races. At one time, the US hosted 3 GPs in a year, and I don't think it ended well. The city circuits in the Las Vegas parking lot, and here in Dallas were abysmal failures. Last I read, a street race in New York City area was...
by MB-BOB
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Mgmt wants a second race in China?
Replies: 16
Views: 4175

F1 Mgmt wants a second race in China?

ESPN reports that the F1 Overlords want a second race in China, a street race. http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/265 ... race-china

When the sport was a European game, a couple countries were permitted a second race. Is it now time to return to that practice?
by MB-BOB
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rumor: Mazepin in talks to buy Willaims F1
Replies: 20
Views: 5560

Re: Rumor: Mazepin in talks to buy Willaims F1

mikeyg123 wrote:I can't see it being sold whilst Frank Williams is still alive.
Yep, that would probably break Frank's heart. Still, something positive needs to happen.
by MB-BOB
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2019 Motorsport GP Predictor
Replies: 326
Views: 106347

Re: 2019 Motorsport GP Predictor

So far, the only good thing I see in this new version of the game is the quick scoring updates... points achieved are posted less than 12 hours after the race. The game last year took 2-3 days...
by MB-BOB
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2019 Motorsport GP Predictor
Replies: 326
Views: 106347

Re: 2019 Motorsport GP Predictor

Same here, a full 2 hours before qualificaiton, and I can't edit predictions, either.

Actually, I can't even see my predictions from Weds. All I can see are my predictions from Australia, mis-labeled as Bahrain.

What a shambles. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
by MB-BOB
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2019 Motorsport GP Predictor
Replies: 326
Views: 106347

Re: 2019 Motorsport GP Predictor

So they've pushed out an update on the Android version of the app , and now it's showing the previous race predictions. They've also corrected the points awarded to include the extra bonus for predicting 1 or 2 places away. One update? My android has received TWO updates in the last 24 hours. I gue...
by MB-BOB
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2019 Motorsport GP Predictor
Replies: 326
Views: 106347

Re: 2019 Motorsport GP Predictor

And no clue why predicting a Mercedes 1-2 gets no points at all. Gee, and all this time I thought that finishing ninth or tenth didn't matter... No wait... It still doesn't matter a frip... Except in this stupid app. I suppose next we will read proposals to institute this points structure for the F...
by MB-BOB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indycar - COTA (Anyone else giving it a watch?)
Replies: 60
Views: 11512

Re: Indycar - COTA (Anyone else giving it a watch?)

I watched about 15 minutes of this, then changed channels. The only interesting (humorous) part was the cars running 10 car lengths wide exiting turn 19. Nonsensical... Indycars are so SLOW at COTA. I thought maybe 6 seconds slower than F1. Then I found this side-by-side comparison and was shocked.....
by MB-BOB
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2019 Motorsport GP Predictor
Replies: 326
Views: 106347

Re: 2019 Motorsport GP Predictor

And no clue why predicting a Mercedes 1-2 gets no points at all. Gee, and all this time I thought that finishing ninth or tenth didn't matter... No wait... It still doesn't matter a frip... Except in this stupid app. I suppose next we will read proposals to institute this points structure for the F1...
by MB-BOB
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2019 Motorsport GP Predictor
Replies: 326
Views: 106347

Re: 2019 Motorsport GP Predictor

I don't understand the points structure this year. Last year I would have gotten 5 pts each for predicting the two Mercedes as 1-2, but mixed order (HAM 5 BOT 5), 10 pts for predicting Verstappen taking 3rd, 10 pts for Vettel finishing 4th, 10pts for LeClerc correctly taking 5th, 2pts for Gasly taki...
by MB-BOB
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: GP Predictor Working?
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: GP Predictor Working?

Well, I've swallowed hard used the phone app just to get my predictions in before it closes. It seems to work fine on the phone, but I can't see a full screen there and it's fiddly to work. I will hope that the web version is debugged in the next week or so, as I will NOT participate all season on t...
by MB-BOB
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: GP Predictor Working?
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: GP Predictor Working?

This new site they're using is a shambles. I can't get to the prediction screen without it going blank. Looks like it is optimized for use from a cell phone, rather than a desktop PC. I'm not really thrilled to play from my small screen. :thumbdown: Exediron, is there a better GP gamesite you prefer...
by MB-BOB
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: GP Predictor Working?
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: GP Predictor Working?

Come on, guys. I know many of you play on GP Predictor. Does the website always wait til the last minute to open up predictions each year? Or have I done something wrong? I've even logged out and then back in, and I still get the message above.
by MB-BOB
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: GP Predictor Working?
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

GP Predictor Working?

Is GP Predictor working? A/O this morning, the home page still says,

"PREDICTIONS FOR THE AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX WILL OPEN SOON. ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS LEFT!!!

Ima think predictions should alerady be open by now?
by MB-BOB
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The future of F1.
Replies: 66
Views: 18187

Re: The future of F1.

Some racing sports on TV are great because the droning sound over time puts one to sleep. Whenever I need a good nap, FE is the best of all...
by MB-BOB
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eddie Irvine's scathing assesment of Formula One today
Replies: 203
Views: 39319

Re: Eddie Irvine's scathing assesment of Formula One today

Who the hell is Eddie Irvine? Oh yea, I vaguely remember...

He made a better driver than a podium inverviewer. But he should continue to look for a decent day job.
by MB-BOB
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Vision 2050
Replies: 7
Views: 3023

Re: McLaren Vision 2050

McLaren had better concentrate on the here and now, rather than 30-years down the road. If they don't, McLaren won't be around by 2050 (if not well before then).
by MB-BOB
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari / RedBull dominant years starting to look meagre?
Replies: 60
Views: 12317

Re: Ferrari / RedBull dominant years starting to look meagre

Well it's the WDC titles I was referencing for instance Ferrari won the WCC title in 2008 but who do you consider actually won? I consider that Ferrari won the WCC and Hamilton won the WDC. Why does it need to be only one? I'm aware that you (and many other fans, to be fair) place more emphasis on ...
by MB-BOB
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Season Montage
Replies: 11
Views: 4443

Re: 2018 Season Montage

Excellent indeed. So much action in under 3:00. Makes me think the season was really exciting.
by MB-BOB
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?
Replies: 166
Views: 39217

Re: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?

The whole circus was concluded with Max giving an interview pointing how much he learned and how constructive it was for him. PR talk and the fans should be now happy, job done... I wonder what will be his second one? Isn't it supposed to be two days of "community service"? Oh god, please make it t...
by MB-BOB
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Thoughts to Nikki Lauda:
Replies: 28
Views: 9161

Re: Thoughts to Nikki Lauda:

So glad to read that he has now been released from the hospital... http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/257 ... d-hospital
by MB-BOB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?
Replies: 166
Views: 39217

Re: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?

They used to make them participate in road safety campaigns. I guess they do not regard Max safe enough!!! No, Max said he wouldn't do anything humiliating. Exactly why he has a choice in what his punishment is, however, is another matter. Well, punishment is usually humbling in some way, and norma...
by MB-BOB
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?
Replies: 166
Views: 39217

Re: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?

So half of Max's punishment has been announced http://f1i.com/news/327635-verstappen-handed-public-service-duty-at-marrakesh-eprix.html "Verstappen will spend the day as an observer to the stewards, closely following their work at a top-level international motor sport event as part of the education...
by MB-BOB
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Monza considering chicane removal in track revamp
Replies: 5
Views: 3297

Re: Monza considering chicane removal in track revamp

I agree the first chicane is the only eyesore on the circuit. There appears to be plenty of space to turn it into some "esses" instead.

Whatever is done, leave the Lesmos alone.
by MB-BOB
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula 1 Anthem Live
Replies: 16
Views: 4107

Re: Formula 1 Anthem Live

I don't mind the music. I do mind the silly "hero-worship" close-up photos of the drivers used in the video developed to use the music. I don't need to see the pimples on the end of Max's nose, thanks. I would prefer instead a compendium of F1 racing moments through the years.
by MB-BOB
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How many Grands Prix have you attended?
Replies: 44
Views: 13575

Re: How many Grands Prix have you attended?

For me, 2, the Detroit GP (forgot the year) and the single year at Dallas. I live only 230 miles from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, a much better track than the two I actually attended. And a better track than most on the current schedule. However, each time I contemplate going, I remember how ...
by MB-BOB
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max Verstappen: youngest driver on pole in F1 history?
Replies: 86
Views: 21897

Re: Max Verstappen: youngest driver on pole in F1 history?

Mort Canard wrote:There's no joy in Mudville, mighty Maxi has struck out!!! :nod:

Gets outqualified by Daniel and the rest of the best.
This is actually good for Max. Had he gotten a pole and the record, that would really go to his head. He has enough trouble fitting his helmet through the halo as is.
by MB-BOB
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16834

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

lucifers wrote:
Mort Canard wrote:Max can only manage "last of the best"! :D
No record for max still vettel still keeps his record
This is actually good for Max. Had he gotten a pole and the record, that would really go to his head. He has enough trouble fitting his helmet through the halo as is.
by MB-BOB
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you miss seeing the No.1 on a car?
Replies: 56
Views: 17947

Re: Do you miss seeing the No.1 on a car?

MistaVega23 wrote:Looks like the no.1 is back! 8)
Yes, for 90 minutes... :)
by MB-BOB
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 341687

Re: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - Rich Energy unites with Haa

Kubica confirmed for Williams race seat according to Autosport https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/140224/kubica-agrees-2019-williams-race-deal Disappointed in Williams. If Kubica was fast enough he would have been in the car this year. Hopefully they are rightfully counting on him to bring valuable ...
by MB-BOB
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16834

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

The worst circuit ever to grace the F1 calendar in my opinion dreadful. Not even close!!!! Doesn't even come close to the Ceaser's Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas, Nv. 2.3 glorious miles of parking lot. It was an autocross for F1 cars. Elevation change that could be measured with a 12 inch ruler. Go...
by MB-BOB
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Macau Grand Prix.
Replies: 49
Views: 11854

Re: 2018 Macau Grand Prix.

Horrible crash, hope she recovers.

The safety precautions and standards of this race remind me of the 1960's...

Given it's history, this is one race that could disappear tomorrow and I will not miss it at all.