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by Longnose
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 15097

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

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by Longnose
Tue May 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel: What do you think he should do next?
Replies: 52
Views: 5973

Re: Vettel: What do you think he should do next?

Vettel didnt get to be 4x WDC by chance. Hes got a lot of talent, and Ferrari were nuts to let him go. I have noticed that besides his driving, he contributes strongly to the positive development of the race car, as every team he has worked with shows improvement after he joins their team. This is a...
by Longnose
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99114

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

The latest incident in Brazil highlights why the team needs to set better rules of engagement between Vettel and Leclerc, and then manage more proactively. Where Vettel has led Leclair for the entire race, by lap 66 of 71, on the second last race of the season, why are they fighting with each other ...
by Longnose
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Regs
Replies: 129
Views: 28085

Re: 2021 Regs

So, I am still unclear on the aero regulations. When they say that "a car following in the new aero package at one cars length would have 86% of the grip it would have if it were in clean air." is that a function of the leading car causing less turbulence, or the following car relying less on aero d...
by Longnose
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton 6xWDC - Congratulations are in order
Replies: 38
Views: 6973

Re: Lewis Hamilton 6xWDC - Congratulations are in order

Congratulation Lewis!!! I have been a big fan since he started in 2007. What I see now is a much more refined and consistent driver now, truly the master of his craft. An amazing accomplishment to be a 6xWDC champion, and I am glad to hear that he still feels that he will be at this for a few more y...
by Longnose
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will we ever get a new engine supplier enter F1?
Replies: 10
Views: 2885

Re: Will we ever get a new engine supplier enter F1?

Unlikely, since most of the major auto manufacturers are literally spending billions of dollars to try and win the electric car battle in the next few years. First manufactures with viable EV's on the market stand to gain huge market shares and a huge ROI. So, if any of the major manufacturers have ...
by Longnose
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 33465

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

There is a lot of great young talent in F1, which is very exciting. I still think that Max is one of the top drivers, but LeClerc came in at the right place at the right time, and I would guess he gets a championship before Max. I heard a NFL QB say performance is like elevators in a building. When ...
by Longnose
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 39504

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Seems to be a real disconnect between Lewis and his team regarding what tires to be on when, I think he needs to get a new race engineer. There are a number of races where Lewis has doubted the call on what tires to be on and it doesn't see like they are listening to what he is telling them. They ju...
by Longnose
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Worst drivers so far this season? 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 12230

Re: Worst drivers so far this season? 2019

What about Ocon? 2019 not a great season for him as a driver....
by Longnose
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Worst drivers so far this season? 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 12230

Re: Worst drivers so far this season? 2019

While I admire his spirit, Kubica has too much going against him right now to compete with the young guys. His age, his injury and his car...
by Longnose
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe officially leaves Williams
Replies: 9
Views: 3288

Re: Paddy Lowe officially leaves Williams

What is shocking and surprising is how badly Paddy Lowe screwed up with Williams Car. Maybe Kubica and Lowe should swap positions!
by Longnose
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Regs
Replies: 129
Views: 28085

Re: 2021 Regs

I agree that it would be good to see the bigger teams have less influence. I have been amazed at how much impact that Netflix series "Drive to Survive" has had on F1 viewing where I am in North America. I hear about so many people tuning into F1 after watching that show, and the two biggest F1 teams...
by Longnose
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour
Replies: 134
Views: 18440

Re: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour

I think that this particular thread is about Vettels POST race behavior, there is an entire thread about the penalty itself. I am not a Vettel fan, but I don't think anything he did crossed the line to be unacceptable. He is a very emotional guy and he wears his heart on his sleeve, and you can see ...
by Longnose
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour
Replies: 134
Views: 18440

Re: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour

Regarding where you park after the race...I thought the rule on parking the car after the race was dropped when the fuel regulations came out. Reason being is that if you ran out of fuel on the victory lap and you didn't make it to park ferme you would not be disqualified. I would think that where y...
by Longnose
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)
Replies: 372
Views: 48818

Re: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty

I was thinking the same thing as Pokerman, if Vettel had of conceded his position to Hamilton shortly after the incident, it looked like the Ferrari had the pace to get past Lewis again on the straight. Then a Ferrari win would have been completely legitimate no questions asked. Sure, Hamilton was g...
by Longnose
Mon May 27, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?
Replies: 26
Views: 5365

Re: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?

When you watched the interviews of the various team principles last year, Arrivabene never came across on the same caliber as other team principles like Christian Horner, Toto Wolf, even Gunther Steiner. Those team principles seem to have a clear vision for their team, they understand exactly what t...
by Longnose
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari - A secret brew
Replies: 16
Views: 4707

Re: Ferrari - A secret brew

The oft-quoted rule on fuel is that it is '99% identical' to pump fuel. The remaining 1%, however, apparently makes a lot of difference...
I thought I read once that our DNA was 99% the same as monkeys, so depending on your viewpoint, that 1% can make a big difference or none at all...
by Longnose
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vijay Mallya news
Replies: 6
Views: 4587

Re: Vijay Mallya news

So according to the article, it was his Airline business that finally sunk him, and not his F1 racing team! Well that is ironic.
by Longnose
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?
Replies: 166
Views: 39154

Re: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?

Stewards disagree, they gave Ocon the penalty, not Max. Classy thing to do would be Ocon to apologize, he was in the wrong according to the stewards. But Ocon is demonstrating his lack of class, character and integrity. Same way he whined and cried when Lance Stroll got his seat and he got nothing. ...
by Longnose
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?
Replies: 166
Views: 39154

Re: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?

What about Ocon? As far as I am aware, neither Ocon or the Force India team have not issued an apology or taken responsibility for his actions. That shows a real lack of character. Ocon was the one who caused the problem, stewards agreed, he should have taken the initiative to apologize the first ch...
by Longnose
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen should have been given blue flag to let Ocon thru
Replies: 61
Views: 15302

Re: Verstappen should have been given blue flag to let Ocon

Ocon had the right to un-lap himself, but he should do it cleanly because he is not racing for position. Under the current rules, lapped cars should not affect the outcome of the race. Stewards agreed and thats why he was given a penalty, and Ocon has not even issued an apology. He should take respo...
by Longnose
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Blue flag rules
Replies: 278
Views: 54434

Re: Blue flag rules

So let me get this straight! What is being debated is getting rid of the blue flag rules, and let the pace of the race be determined by the SLOWEST cars on the track, and this is going to somehow IMPROVE the racing. Does the term "Trulli Train" mean anything to anyone here?
by Longnose
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 60613

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread

You completely ignore the fact that Ferrari has now taken out a Merc two races in a row. Like Toto said, "either they are incompetent or it was deliberate", either way not acceptable. Lewis had the pace and made up lost time, finishing only a few seconds behind Seb Vettel in the end. So, if he didn'...
by Longnose
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 60613

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Bottas should have locked up when Vettel was passing him and hit Vettel and spun him, then Ferrari and all their fans would be singing a different tune. Its OK when she is on the other foot though. Race would have been completely different if not for Kimi hitting Lewis at beginning of the race. Seb ...
by Longnose
Mon May 28, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How to make Monaco more exciting?
Replies: 77
Views: 14247

How to make Monaco more exciting?

Viewpoints on the Monaco GP were mixed. While there were a few on this forum who have said they enjoyed the 2018 race and an found it very exciting (happy for them), I think that the general consensus was that the race last weekend was boring. Even some of the drivers have come out and said that it ...
by Longnose
Sun May 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 82096

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Is it me or has Pirelli gone the way of tyre manufacturers in the past...we're back to one stop races where there is not enough of a difference in the tyre compounds for anyone to try and make a race out of it. Think of how exciting this race could have been if the tyre compounds would have forced a...
by Longnose
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)
Replies: 331
Views: 61240

Re: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)

Actually I blame Christian Horner and Red Bull for this one. Those two were going at it all race, but how many times can you trade places without an incident. It should have been over when Ricardo passed before the last pit stop, but then the team allowed Max to undercut Riccardo and set this up. Ri...
by Longnose
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 51508

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Bottas could've had five more laps and he still would have been behind Vettel. No way Mercedes is happy with Bottas right now, he can't get it done when it matters.
by Longnose
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 51508

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

With 5 laps to go, Bottas was lapping 134.6, Seb was 135.6, with a three second gap. Bottas should have had DRS for at least two laps. For last two laps, Bottas was lapping 136s, and barely getting DRS. Bottas choked, doesn't know how to pass or doesn't have the killer instinct, or all three. Bottas...
by Longnose
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 51508

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

How could Bottas NOT pass Vettel, Vettels tyres completely done, was over a second a lap slower in the closing stages. Obvious who the better driver was there.
by Longnose
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Adrian Newey's Aston Martin Valkyrie
Replies: 40
Views: 18346

Re: Adrian Newey's Aston Martin Valkyrie

Hmmm, I wonder how many years from now untill I will be able to afford a good, low mileage used Valkyrie on Craigslist?

Saw a Mercedes SLR McLaren on BAT the other day that didn't meet reserve at $252,000. Guess I will just have to wait a couple more years...
by Longnose
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Conclusions from Brazil 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 30282

Re: Conclusions from Brazil 2017

$0.02 Penalty for Grosjean was harsh, so once again the majority of the fans and commentators disagree with the stewards. Stewardship needs to be more transparent, as with other sports. The current system is not working very well. If Hamilton qualified where Bottas was, odds are Hamilton would have...
by Longnose
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India considering name change
Replies: 91
Views: 37986

Re: Force India considering name change

For about $20,000 you can get the name "Lotus" thrown into any F1 name for a couple of seasons at least, so how about "Lotus Force", and they can sport a pink, green and gold livery!!!
by Longnose
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Conclusions from Brazil 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 30282

Re: Conclusions from Brazil 2017

$0.02 Penalty for Grosjean was harsh, so once again the majority of the fans and commentators disagree with the stewards. Stewardship needs to be more transparent, as with other sports. The current system is not working very well. If Hamilton qualified where Bottas was, odds are Hamilton would have ...
by Longnose
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton and Vettel team mates.
Replies: 90
Views: 19706

Re: Hamilton and Vettel team mates.

Agree that it would depend on the team. Mercedes would insist on putting both drivers on the same strategy with the driver who qualified the fastest getting first pit stop, so a lot would come to qualifying. Ferrari has a No1 and No2 driver hierarchy, so how that plays out would be interesting. Red ...
by Longnose
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 97402

Re: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?

Not a smart move from Vettel. He is not racing Max in the championship, and the line he took was not an optimal racing line, by coming over to block Max, even if there was no contact he was leaving the door open for Hamilton and Ricardo. Plus everyone should know by now that Max is never going to yi...
by Longnose
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari "not interested" in Alonso
Replies: 93
Views: 20714

Ferrari "not interested" in Alonso

I don't understand why Sergio Marchionne and Ferrari are "not interested in Alonso". Was it something Alonso did, is it that they have other prospects, or do they think that there will be too much friction between their current No. 1 driver and Alonso? The reason I am confused is that Ferr...
by Longnose
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 1510
Views: 148914

Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

OK, this is amateurs hour! What an embarrassment for F1, and Vettel is a moron, deliberately hitting another driver! And people on thi forum actually defending that!
by Longnose
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 1510
Views: 148914

Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

What is with Charlie Whiting? Has he finally lost it! this is absolutely ridiculous sending a safety car out for every time there is debris on the track!
by Longnose
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Camera Work
Replies: 14
Views: 5214

Re: Camera Work

I am glad they no longer show the IR tire temperature shots. Look, the tires are hot, the tires are hot!!