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by Huw
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The official NICO HULKENBERG Thread
Replies: 159
Views: 72218

Re: The official NICO HULKENBERG Thread

This https://www.racefans.net/2020/08/10/hul ... eat-brawn/ might be of interest to Nico followers.
by Huw
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could DAS have caused the tyre failures
Replies: 20
Views: 2158

Re: Could DAS have caused the tyre failures

You'd expect a press release would be accurate in its statements. Stating that the tyres lasted around 40 laps is just misinformation. Bottas' tyres lasted like 32 laps when racing. The Press Release said, inter alia: "The second safety car period prompted nearly all the teams to anticipate their p...
by Huw
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could DAS have caused the tyre failures
Replies: 20
Views: 2158

Re: Could DAS have caused the tyre failures

No. Sainz's McLaren suffered the EXACT same fate in the exact same way and they don't have DAS on their car. Looking at the footage closely, this is similar to how the world trade towers collapsed. Heat eventually weakened the structural makeup of the tire until it de-laminated and imploded. Nothin...
by Huw
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is wrong with HAAS?
Replies: 27
Views: 4449

Re: What is wrong with HAAS?

Excellent post, GHW. Grosjean is a lot better than many give him credit for... for all the reasons you cite.
by Huw
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 22275

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Lewis said after Monza that this new generation of drivers (Charles, Max) get away with more and that he will change his approach. I guess we’ll find out at the start. I agree. More than that, I fancy that with his 6th WDC just about inevitable now, and with the FIA's renewed use of the black 'n wh...
by Huw
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good was Stirling Moss?
Replies: 77
Views: 14968

Re: How good was Stirling Moss?

So many appallingly ill-informed views here. Blake - above - is correct. Enzo Ferrari is on record as saying that Nuvolari and Moss were the best he'd seen. So did Brooks. So did Ginther. Moss's peers conceded that he was their clear leader, at least from 1957 to the point - during 1961 - when Clark...
by Huw
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 42574

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Wonder if we all witnessed Hamilton who wasn't at his 100% best? He was suffering from a sore throat all weekend & is still not fine. He has cancelled all his pre-Hungary commitments & has said will rest at home to get enough sleep & rest. Exactly why I don't care for Hamilton. He cant just say he ...
by Huw
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 69218

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

Who approves the team's racing budget and are the actual bosses? The Mercedes Board of Directors. What do they want? Ideally a 1-2 every race, a manufacturer's title at end of the year, and lastly, a WDC. With Hamilton and Bottas as drivers and Wolff running the racing operations, those goals are a...
by Huw
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 45963

Re: 2019 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Blake wrote:True, but then Lewis had his year of punting others frequently and was not banned, so I'd guess it won't happen now either.
I can't recall them. Would you mind nominating them, please?
by Huw
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's 5 point plan to improve F1!
Replies: 21
Views: 8092

Re: Hamilton's 5 point plan to improve F1!

It's not a bad plan, as far as it goes. But it's so vague that it doesn't really commit to anything - as expected from a politically savvy driver! 8) "Politically savvy" suggests an implication that Hamilton's motivations are disingenuous. May I politely suggest to you that there exists the possibi...
by Huw
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 76471

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

Personally, my opinion is that both Vettel and Hamilton are dicks... I suppose there are those who will consider the above point to be not 100% germane to the argument but I’m curious, Blinky McSquinty... what is it about these two that makes them ‘dicks’ as you put it? They both seem to be intelli...
by Huw
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 76471

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

This high risk; I haven’t seen the race (holidaying in the Scottish Highlands) and have read just a couple of reports on the iPhone, so...... One key job of a racing driver is to pressure the fellow in front into a mistake. Hamilton did that - to a driver well known to succumb to pressure. So notwit...
by Huw
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari - A secret brew
Replies: 16
Views: 4881

Re: Ferrari - A secret brew

Anyone enlighten me as to what regs if any relate to fuel, there must be some surely? While we are there are the any specifications on radiator size, if the fuel has a higher calorific value/heat value giving more power then there must be a related increase in heat generated. Go to fia.com and sear...
by Huw
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: In my opinion Max very well may be the best driver
Replies: 197
Views: 51143

Re: In my opinion Max very well may be the best driver

Had to laugh - “I think anyway I’m already very hardly treated by that, so we’ll find something suitable, because I’m not going to look like an idiot.” That was dear Max commenting on his upcoming public service. Link here - https://www.planetf1.com/news/max-wont-look-like-an-idiot-in-public-service...
by Huw
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mclaren bringing any updates to the car at all?
Replies: 29
Views: 9684

Re: Is Mclaren bringing any updates to the car at all?

Thanks, Lotus 49. That was a most informative post. :thumbup:
by Huw
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to run new livery from Suzuka
Replies: 41
Views: 15030

Re: Ferrari to run new livery from Suzuka

“Through Mission Winnow we want to let the world know how we have changed, to share our pride in the transformation that the people of PMI have achieved, as well as our dedication to rigorous science and innovation that can lead to a better future,” says André Calantzopoulos, chief executive of Phil...
by Huw
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?
Replies: 273
Views: 49306

Re: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?

Where do you find neutral F1 fans??? ;) Your tongue, I know, is firmly in your cheek. And it's not a bad question. But I do not follow or support any driver and I haven't done since Stirling hit the bank at Goodwood in 1962. Now I'm not claiming neutrality, far from it, but I must say, over many fo...
by Huw
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen Vs. Leclerc Vs. Ocon
Replies: 65
Views: 13553

Re: Verstappen Vs. Leclerc Vs. Ocon

Ocon, for me, is not WDC material. I just don't see it. There's no spark there. Nothing special from a racecraft standpoint. Max is sloppy at times but blindingly quick and with obviously sharp instincts in battle. Charles also looks to have something special (though the sample size for him is too ...
by Huw
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen Vs. Leclerc Vs. Ocon
Replies: 65
Views: 13553

Re: Verstappen Vs. Leclerc Vs. Ocon

Ocon, for me, is not WDC material. I just don't see it. There's no spark there. Nothing special from a racecraft standpoint. Max is sloppy at times but blindingly quick and with obviously sharp instincts in battle. Charles also looks to have something special (though the sample size for him is too ...
by Huw
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen Vs. Leclerc Vs. Ocon
Replies: 65
Views: 13553

Re: Verstappen Vs. Leclerc Vs. Ocon

We've seen so little from Leclerc to this point that it's impossible to say he's better than Ocon in any capacity, and I'm 100% confident in saying Ocon is the better of the two right now. If I were Williams I'd pick up Ocon for next season for sure and then would have Sirotkin and Kubica fight for...
by Huw
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 65752

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Haas now level with Renault in the Constructors. A very nice race from Grosjean for 6th. Best of the rest. In my view, many pundits have failed to appreciate the pace of this guy. I very much hope we see him in the Haas in 2019.
by Huw
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The hills surrounding Monza
Replies: 7
Views: 4196

Re: The hills surrounding Monza

Alias! It has been a long time. There is always Maranello & Modena... not that big of a trip from there... then again, that is coming from one who lives on the high plains of the USA where 2-300 miles is just nice drive! Hi there, you ancient septic you. Your ancient Limey friend from Oz here. How ...
by Huw
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 333
Views: 40421

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

So I've just read a rumor that Vandoorne may be replacing Ericson at Sauber stating that Frederic Vasseur is trying to convince the investors to make the move. However... https://www.planetf1.com/news/vandoorne-not-a-2019-option-for-sauber/ "Sauber team principal Frederic Vasseur has said the team ...
by Huw
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 333
Views: 40421

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

So I've just read a rumor that Vandoorne may be replacing Ericson at Sauber stating that Frederic Vasseur is trying to convince the investors to make the move. However... https://www.planetf1.com/news/vandoorne-not-a-2019-option-for-sauber/ "Sauber team principal Frederic Vasseur has said the team ...
by Huw
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could the announcing team be any worse?
Replies: 25
Views: 5152

Re: Could the announcing team be any worse?

j man wrote:I have no problem with Croft, I think he does the lead commentator job quite well in terms of keeping things engaging when nothing is happening on track.

If you want awful then listen to the chap who does the F2 commentary. Or Jonathan Legard.
Exactly! Well said that man.
by Huw
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 58761

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Slightly off topic but by jingo those were terrific passing manoeuvres by Ricciardo.
by Huw
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do you support who you support?
Replies: 48
Views: 12280

Re: Why do you support who you support?

I don't support or follow any driver or team. For me, the fascination lies in the sport, the different driving styles and abilities, the relative strengths and weaknesses of the cars... and of the teams and finally, the never ending machinations and politics. I had a hero when I was a kid; Stirling ...
by Huw
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: James Key to join McLaren as technical director
Replies: 24
Views: 6921

Re: James Key to join McLaren as technical director

Marko says , "We had a discussion with Zak, and instead of coming back to us, there was a press release done." Now on the face of it, Marko's words would tend to indicate that a nice little conversation was going on and out of the blue, McLaren surprised everyone by issuing a press release so the wh...
by Huw
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 59784

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

What the heck were they thinking about with that totally ghastly mangling of the National Anthem. Total contrast to the classy anthem ceremony by the French the other week.
by Huw
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers you just can't get emotional about
Replies: 27
Views: 6094

Re: Drivers you just can't get emotional about

ReservoirDog wrote:Bottas is the single most boring driver in F1. Zero personality on track and off it.
So... boring? In your view, is that good, bad ... or unimportant?
by Huw
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4455
Views: 954760

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

http://www.cityam.com/288779/lewis-hami ... ish-racing

Ooh... if we gets WDC #5 this year???
by Huw
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Dee Ann Andretti. 1942 - 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2585

Re: R.I.P. Dee Ann Andretti. 1942 - 2018

How terribly sad. Peace and condolences to Mario in particular, plus Michael, Jeff, and Barbie and the whole Andretti family.
by Huw
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 142543

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

Found here - http://paddocktalk.com/news/html/story-321929.html : "I spoke with the big boss (Dietrich Mateschitz), who I like a lot," the 28-year-old driver is quoted by Corriere dello Sport. "It's a pity he doesn't run the team alone because everything is easier with him," Ricciardo smiled. Nice l...
by Huw
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 31292

Re: 2018 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

From the stewards' report: "It is the belief of the Stewards that notwithstanding the absence of a radio call, the driver of car 5, being aware of the issue of rear vision with his mirrors, should not have been so slow and on the racing line, during a slowdown lap in Qualification." That said, it se...
by Huw
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 351620

Re: Silly Season 2019

Ricciardo to McLaren. As others have said, it's unlikely. But there's a but. A small one, but a but nonetheless. What if they've quietly revealed some plans... be it personnel or, perhaps, a drivetrain plan for the 2012 onwards era? Plans that indicate a decent possibility that the current apparent ...
by Huw
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 351620

Re: Silly Season 2019

:D :D Love this thread. Beats the actual racing by miles.
by Huw
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vintage F1 thread
Replies: 180
Views: 299665

Re: Vintage F1 thread

http://www.users.on.net/~garyd/1937%20monaco%20gp%20-%20mercedes-benz%20w125%20(5.66-litre%208-cyl%20sc).jpg This was/is just a test. (Having trouble posting images on another forum.) Seeing it on the forum, however, it looks quite nice so I thought I'd leave it. It shows, of course, the W125s of C...
by Huw
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Raikkonen: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?
Replies: 123
Views: 19866

Re: Raikkonen: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

I have a different view and it's one I think will not be popular. First of all, may I recall the last few years of Graham Hill's career. He was undoubtedly getting slower and his prospects of winning were somewhere between small and atomic sized. But he carried on because he had the resources and ba...
by Huw
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Inter-team team orders at Monaco? (Merc/FI)
Replies: 208
Views: 25474

Re: Inter-team team orders at Monaco? (Merc/FI)

http://www.f1i.com/news/306546-no-collu ... s-fia.html

Seems a few people may perhaps have had a firm grasp of the wrong end of the stick.