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by Fiki
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 2199

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

The so-called "gutter press" is what most fans follow, regardless of some considering themselves to be above it. The press bias is in fact acute and clearly visible to anyone who isn't a <insert British driver name> fan - just look at the vitriol slung on Rosberg/Vettel when they dared compete with...
by Fiki
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 2199

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

The so-called "gutter press" is what most fans follow, regardless of some considering themselves to be above it. The press bias is in fact acute and clearly visible to anyone who isn't a <insert British driver name> fan - just look at the vitriol slung on Rosberg/Vettel when they dared compete with...
by Fiki
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 2199

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

Both Senna and Schumacher drove their competitors off the track (in Senna's case you couldn't even make a case for it otherwise) to win a championship. ....yet......Schumacher has been vilified as a cheat while Senna is a driving god and the GOAT and his dirty driving is rarely mentioned. Instead a...
by Fiki
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Merry Christmas 2020

I had a rather good year, actually. But Merry Christmas to all Planet F1 Forum members! You just have to be different don't you Fiki :P I didn't have to :-P , it simply was a pretty good year. During the first lockdown, we had fantastic spring weather, and I could go for a run a few times a week. T...
by Fiki
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Merry Christmas 2020

I had a rather good year, actually. But Merry Christmas to all Planet F1 Forum members! You just have to be different don't you Fiki :P I didn't have to :-P , it simply was a pretty good year. During the first lockdown, we had fantastic spring weather, and I could go for a run a few times a week. T...
by Fiki
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Merry Christmas 2020

I had a rather good year, actually. But Merry Christmas to all Planet F1 Forum members!
by Fiki
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 991365

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Whether Hamilton will ever tell us how confident he was in signing for Mercedes remains to be seen, but it does seem to have been much lower-risk than Ricciardo's, or JV's or Emmo's. I'd regard Hamilton's decision to move to Mercedes as a lower risk version of Schumacher's move to Ferrari. Mercedes...
by Fiki
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 991365

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Also, I'd like to start an official petition to get Lewis Hamilton to go by Carl Davidson just so we can have a different World Champion in 2021. Who's with me... I'm hearing a seat has opened up at Haas. Go on Lewis, you know you want to! Please don't! I'm still recovering from when some thought S...
by Fiki
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 991365

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Also, I'd like to start an official petition to get Lewis Hamilton to go by Carl Davidson just so we can have a different World Champion in 2021. Who's with me... I'm hearing a seat has opened up at Haas. Go on Lewis, you know you want to! Please don't! I'm still recovering from when some thought S...
by Fiki
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most underrated driver 2000-2020
Replies: 42
Views: 2118

Re: Most underrated driver 2000-2020

The 'all of the above' option is missing from the poll.

If I have to restrict myself to voting for only one, it would be Webber. I would really have liked to see how Red Bull would have reacted to a Mark Webber world championship.

Barrichello is a very good second choice, as is Ralf.
by Fiki
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 1975

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

Jim Clark was killed when I was a young boy, and even Jackie Ickx's career largely passed me by. It's not surprising you didn't notice Jackie Ickx's career, I didn't either. But I remember well Jacky Ickx. Believe it or not, but I looked up his name, and probably ended up on a English/US website. T...
by Fiki
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 1975

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

Stefan Bellof. People forget Bellof. Better than senna. He was not only catching Prost. BUT also senna in the 1984 Monaco gp. 2 more laps. And it was not senna who would of won. But Bellof. I haven't forgotten about Bellof. And he drove fantastically at the Monaco GP that year. But had he won, his ...
by Fiki
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 1975

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

This is really odd I was just coming on here to make a similar (although much lower effort) post. I think Hamilton has become the best wet weather driver of all time. I think he's won every rain effected race since 2012 apart from Germany 2019 when he was miles ahead before crashing? Senna would be...
by Fiki
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's Renault R25 2005 V-10 today at Abu Dhabi
Replies: 22
Views: 1655

Re: Alonso's Renault R25 2005 V-10 today at Abu Dhabi

I've never really missed being able to listen to those engines (of whatever generation) without hearing protection. Even when attending races since the hybrids have been in use, I always wore earplugs. Before 2014, I had to, in order not to lose my job, but even going to the cinema was a challenge. ...
by Fiki
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Replies: 14
Views: 1143

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

On the F1 site, I voted Latifi, and did so again here. I felt he did well yesterday. So did Alexander Albon. I would have liked to see him overtake Hamilton, but it wasn't to be. (I didn't like him asking where Lewis was slow though, it is time the drivers return to driving the car alone and unaide...
by Fiki
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3093

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

There's nothing to hate about Hamilton, one might question his selflessness given his comments post Abu Dhabi regarding his lack of fitness... What did he say if you don't mind? https://www.planetf1.com/news/lewis-hamilton-covid-impact/ It could perhaps be questioned whether he will be back to 100%...
by Fiki
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3093

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

Siao7 wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:08 am
Battle Far wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:53 am
There's nothing to hate about Hamilton, one might question his selflessness given his comments post Abu Dhabi regarding his lack of fitness...
What did he say if you don't mind?
https://www.planetf1.com/news/lewis-ham ... id-impact/
by Fiki
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Replies: 14
Views: 1143

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

On the F1 site, I voted Latifi, and did so again here. I felt he did well yesterday. So did Alexander Albon. I would have liked to see him overtake Hamilton, but it wasn't to be. (I didn't like him asking where Lewis was slow though, it is time the drivers return to driving the car alone and unaided...
by Fiki
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!
Replies: 19
Views: 1246

Re: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!

OK, so I'm probably getting old, but I am bored with drivers constantly changing their helmet design. What's happened to getting a helmet that is unique to you and sticking to it throughout your time in motorsport? Now, I've no problem with slight changes to support #WeRaceAsOne or even messages of...
by Fiki
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's Renault R25 2005 V-10 today at Abu Dhabi
Replies: 22
Views: 1655

Re: Alonso's Renault R25 2005 V-10 today at Abu Dhabi

He did another lap today I think and did a 1:40.5 lap time which is not bad considering that engine is probably running less power than it did in 2005, the car isn't set up for the track and he is still on demo tyres. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrYdUuY-cTw&feature=emb_err_woyt&ab_channel=Ivan2...
by Fiki
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3093

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

What a strange chap Hamilton is.
by Fiki
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 2671

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

Before I go and read all the comments (which I expect to be very interesting), I voted Vettel. All the options are for fantastic performances, no doubt about that. May I point out that the first points won by a McLaren driver in their "difficult" period of a few years ago, were courtesy of Stoffel V...
by Fiki
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 11341

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

Very little, but my point was that in the two F2 races, there were passes without the need for DRS, despite all the DRS enabled passing. Of course aero wake existed before the introduction of the wings! That's precisely what the drivers exploited in the 1960s (and earlier) on long straights. What d...
by Fiki
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 11341

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

DRS could make today's race into one of those they had in Monza during the 60's. However, at least there was plenty of passing and near passes without the use of DRS. Did downforce and aero wake even exist back then? Very little, but my point was that in the two F2 races, there were passes without ...
by Fiki
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 11341

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

DRS could make today's race into one of those they had in Monza during the 60's. However, at least there was plenty of passing and near passes without the use of DRS. Did downforce and aero wake even exist back then? Very little, but my point was that in the two F2 races, there were passes without ...
by Fiki
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 11341

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

Well, if yesterday's F2 race was anything to go by, this circuit could produce some excellent racing. Perhaps it will give the organisers thoughts about running on this circuit each year. Any idea whether my DRS-allergy is going to knock me out or not? (I don't mean the F2 race was one, you clearly...
by Fiki
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 11341

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

Well, if yesterday's F2 race was anything to go by, this circuit could produce some excellent racing. Perhaps it will give the organisers thoughts about running on this circuit each year. Any idea whether my DRS-allergy is going to knock me out or not? (I don't mean the F2 race was one, you clearly...
by Fiki
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BRREAKING NEWS. LEWIS HAMILTON OUT OF THE SAKHIR GP THIS WEEKEND.
Replies: 104
Views: 4790

Re: BRREAKING NEWS. LEWIS HAMILTON OUT OF THE SAKHIR GP THIS WEEKEND.

JN23 wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Vandoorne stood in for Alonso once, at Bahrain actually, and outqualified Button.
And scored McLaren's first point that season, if memory serves.
by Fiki
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What might a Motorsport Quintuple Crown comprise?
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: What might a Motorsport Quintuple Crown comprise?

How about the Race of Champions in your lists?

Monaco
Francorchamps AND Suzuka
Indianapolis 500
24Heures du Mans
Race of Champions
by Fiki
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grosjean's Horrific Crash (Bahrain 2020) [Merged]
Replies: 64
Views: 4507

Re: Gorsjean's Horriffic Crash (Bahrain 2020)

When he realised he had to escape from the cockpit, he had to even detach the HANS which I don't know if its easy to do so in quick response. But thank God, everything played to Grosjean's hands (keeping the crash aside)! I would be happy to look it up again, but from memory I believe the helmet is...
by Fiki
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race
Replies: 68
Views: 2684

Re: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race

Felipe Massa's engine doesn't blow in Hungary 2008 and he wins the race and the world championship Or, Piquet Jr doesn't put his car in the wall in Singapore, and Massa's planned pitstop goes as planned. That's not quite a retirement, but as good as one. And one that still gets on my blood pressure...
by Fiki
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7459

Re: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

mikeyg123 wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:10 pm
Perez has been the unluckiest guy of 2020. He's lost at least three podiums to bad luck and Red Bull will probably use Albon's third place as the reason to announce him for 2021.
Didn't Hamilton cause Albon to lose a first win? Or was that Brazil last year?
by Fiki
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7459

Re: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Spectacle Car anyone?
by Fiki
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7459

Re: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Grosjean moved a sharp right instead of backing off, Chandhok was just trying to find a good reason for it because it was a wierd move. Look at the speed of the car that passes just after Grosjean hit the other car's front tyre. A driver has to take advantage of other drivers' problems. Whether tha...
by Fiki
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7459

Re: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Karun eagle eye spots debris hitting Grosjeams car. I don’t think that was a major factor in the accident. He moved right, presumably to avoid the Alpha Romeo, but didn’t see Kvyat on his right. Which makes me wonder whether a driver's peripheral vision isn't too restricted in the quest for crash p...
by Fiki
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7459

Re: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Hate to say it but that’s very Spa 2012 from Grosjean. Glad he’s okay but once again a huge lack of awareness of other traffic. From a quick replay, it seems to me he is making room for the Alfa-Sauber to rejoin, and avoiding it, while the cars ahead seem to slow down a bit. If that's the case, the...
by Fiki
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7459

Re: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:25 pm
I think we now see why the halo is so bloody important.
And yet the "rules" still allow drivers to run competitors off the track. It makes me wonder who really takes safety seriously.
by Fiki
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, do people want "novelty" races now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1821

Re: So, do people want "novelty" races now ?

I wouldn't call it a novelty race, it was a wet race, wet races are always good but they're not either novelty races or gimmicks. I'm not sure anyone is really saying it was a novelty race in Turkey. The question is, do we want novelty races with things like artificial wet races. Well that would be...
by Fiki
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race
Replies: 68
Views: 2684

Re: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race

I’d have to put Webber’s 2010 Korea one down for me. As an Aussie, that was heartbreaking Yes, I'd probably choose this one. If Webber hadn't have had a DNF it is likely he would have finished in the top 3 and this would have won him the title. Webber may not have won more titles, but Red Bull may ...
by Fiki
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race
Replies: 68
Views: 2684

Re: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race

Hockenheim, Clark or Imola, Senna. Probably the latter purely to see if he could have clawed back the 30 point deficit he had by then, and how he'd react to the Benetton Option 13. If you change the retirement, wouldn't that mean that Senna wasn't yet up to a 30 point deficit, but a 20 point one, a...