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by DOLOMITE
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread

Asphalt_World wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:49 am
So, Marc Marques is officially back and will race next week. Will be very interesting to see how quick he is after 9 months out.
I would be very surprised if he's not sraight back in at the top, assuming the bike is good enough.
by DOLOMITE
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 945
Views: 24216

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

"instrumental", yep that's a common one too. I just find it frustrating that there are no examples of the kind of things he did. If I was to go as far as describing a member of my team at work as "instrumental" I like to think I'd be able to then cite plenty of examples that justify that. Things lik...
by DOLOMITE
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 945
Views: 24216

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

well just to weigh in, I tried to find first-hand accounts on the web that gave examples of what Schu actually did other than motivate people, work hard, and drive brilliantly. For example did he actually specify people for recruitment, suggest team restructures, investment in specifc technologies ...
by DOLOMITE
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 945
Views: 24216

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

well just to weigh in, I tried to find first-hand accounts on the web that gave examples of what Schu actually did other than motivate people, work hard, and drive brilliantly. For example did he actually specify people for recruitment, suggest team restructures, investment in specifc technologies ...
by DOLOMITE
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 945
Views: 24216

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

well just to weigh in, I tried to find first-hand accounts on the web that gave examples of what Schu actually did other than motivate people, work hard, and drive brilliantly. For example did he actually specify people for recruitment, suggest team restructures, investment in specifc technologies e...
by DOLOMITE
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?
Replies: 78
Views: 2563

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I fear it's going to be here to stay. More people will undoubtedly watch on Friday now actual quali happens then and more people will watch on Saturday because it's something new. That's what the powers that be are after. They won't care if it makes the product poorer. Only if it makes it more sale...
by DOLOMITE
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281061

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

Does Nico Hulkenberg going AM put pressure on Vettel? That's a high profile reserve driver! I don't think so, but if Vettel doesn't improve signficantly on that opening weekend you have to wonder at what point would the team consider subbing Nico. It's way to early to judge Vettel yet, but if he's ...
by DOLOMITE
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Yep, looks like I was correct with this. They wanted a Bronze and Esmee would be Silver. So from the criteria above whoever takes her place is old and not very good, old but inexperienced, or young and inexperienced. Great. I wonder when the FIA license was applied for, could it have been before sh...
by DOLOMITE
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?
Replies: 78
Views: 2563

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I fear it's going to be here to stay. More people will undoubtedly watch on Friday now actual quali happens then and more people will watch on Saturday because it's something new. That's what the powers that be are after. They won't care if it makes the product poorer. Only if it makes it more sale...
by DOLOMITE
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

or not..... Esmee has been dropped due to "her manager having provided incorrect information to the FIA through the mandatory application form.". Something to do with the ranking system. More to follow I guess. Gobsmacked and gutted for her, she was so excited... Either she's qualified for the seri...
by DOLOMITE
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

mikeyg123 wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:51 pm
Have we heard anything more about the strange Juju Noda situation?
No, just the same statement quoted everywhere. Couple of non English sites appeared to have more but after translation didn't add any detail.
by DOLOMITE
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?
Replies: 78
Views: 2563

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

So basically what's being proposed is a qualifying session in a race format. It would help if they didn't call it a race...but it is one. Only the "reward" isn't a race win it's your grid-slot for Sunday. Its a mess however you look at it. So what is a Pole now? P1 on Friday even though you could en...
by DOLOMITE
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?
Replies: 78
Views: 2563

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I don't know whether this has already been asked / addressed but I assume that a Sprint race win does not count towards overall Grand Prix wins? What with it being more of a 'Mini-Prix.' More specifically, how will this look against a driver's stats? For example, should Hamilton be on 99 GP wins go...
by DOLOMITE
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?
Replies: 78
Views: 2563

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I don't know whether this has already been asked / addressed but I assume that a Sprint race win does not count towards overall Grand Prix wins? What with it being more of a 'Mini-Prix.' "he shorter sprint is set to offer a small number of points too, with three on offer for the winner, two for sec...
by DOLOMITE
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

or not..... Esmee has been dropped due to "her manager having provided incorrect information to the FIA through the mandatory application form.". Something to do with the ranking system. More to follow I guess. Gobsmacked and gutted for her, she was so excited... Either she's qualified for the seri...
by DOLOMITE
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!
Replies: 321
Views: 46919

Re: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!

wow, some real blasts from the past there. Might just be me bit feels like we had an older demograpic "back in the day". And I'm still unsure if we even have any female posters these days. I miss Guia. And Laura was quite good and informed both great contributors, Guia was unique in her style.
by DOLOMITE
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!
Replies: 321
Views: 46919

Re: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!

wow, some real blasts from the past there. Might just be me bit feels like we had an older demograpic "back in the day". And I'm still unsure if we even have any female posters these days.
by DOLOMITE
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?
Replies: 78
Views: 2563

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I don't know whether this has already been asked / addressed but I assume that a Sprint race win does not count towards overall Grand Prix wins? What with it being more of a 'Mini-Prix.' "he shorter sprint is set to offer a small number of points too, with three on offer for the winner, two for sec...
by DOLOMITE
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Extreme E in the desert - Live!
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Re: Extreme E in the desert - Live!

The split times are available here The times from the final show how bad an issue the visibility was (I left out Loeb/Guiterrez as no power stearing made them uncompetitive). https://i.postimg.cc/KY72xfKR/final-Times.png Hansen was 30s slower than he'd been in his heat and 14s slower than Munnings ...
by DOLOMITE
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?
Replies: 78
Views: 2563

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I'm still slightly in shock that this looking like it's actually going to happen. Worst suggestion to get the go ahead since the double-points debacle.
by DOLOMITE
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread

They've had that starting system for a couple of years as well. I know but I watched last year and maybe it's just me but I don't recall the difference being so evident during either starts or the race. Martins pass on Quarteraro with 4 laps left was ludicrous. Anyway, whether the advantage is the ...
by DOLOMITE
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Esme Hawkey (23), current British Porsche Carrera Cup Pro-Am champion has signed to drive for Deborak Mayer's Iron Dames in the European Le Mans series where she will pilot a Ferrari 488 GTE Evo. Controversially dropped from W Series after, in her debut season in single seaters/open wheel cars, rac...
by DOLOMITE
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Esme Hawkey (23), current British Porsche Carrera Cup Pro-Am champion has signed to drive for Deborak Mayer's Iron Dames in the European Le Mans series where she will pilot a Ferrari 488 GTE Evo. Controversially dropped from W Series after, in her debut season in single seaters/open wheel cars, rac...
by DOLOMITE
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Day 1 of the ADAC (German) F4 test at Zandvoort saw Hamda Al Qubaisi set the 14th fastest time some 3.4s off the pace of Ollie Bearman and 2.7s behind 2nd & 3rd fastest, Prema team mates Kirill Smal & Sebastien Montoya . She was quicker than 2 other team mates Charlie Wurz & Conrad Laursen. Times w...
by DOLOMITE
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread

Got to be excited by Acosta. In MotoGP, Quarterraro finally looked like the rider everyone wants him to be. If he can ride with that commitment every weekend we are in for a treat. Just how much power advantage do the Ducatis have though? I have never seen bikes just blast past from 20m back. The D...
by DOLOMITE
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread

Got to be excited by Acosta. In MotoGP, Quarterraro finally looked like the rider everyone wants him to be. If he can ride with that commitment every weekend we are in for a treat. Just how much power advantage do the Ducatis have though? I have never seen bikes just blast past from 20m back. The D...
by DOLOMITE
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread

Got to be excited by Acosta. In MotoGP, Quarterraro finally looked like the rider everyone wants him to be. If he can ride with that commitment every weekend we are in for a treat. Just how much power advantage do the Ducatis have though? I have never seen bikes just blast past from 20m back.
by DOLOMITE
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Extreme E in the desert - Live!
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Re: Extreme E in the desert - Live!

I liked the action, as others have said both Taylor & Munnings impressed behind the wheel. IMO the cars are not quick enough, a road going Tesla is almost 50% faster to 100kph. The lack of visibility for chasing cars effectively means a race lasts 20 seconds, I'd suggest different formats in differ...
by DOLOMITE
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Have to say Munnings is also TV gold, I can see why she had already been picked up for presenting stuff in the past.
by DOLOMITE
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Extreme E in the desert - Live!
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Re: Extreme E in the desert - Live!

Where was the Hamiltn/Rosberg angle being pushed? All I used was Sky and I didn't see it there.
by DOLOMITE
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Extreme E in the desert - Live!
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Re: Extreme E in the desert - Live!

It was clear the head-to-head in the desert was a nice idea, but didn't work. Seeing one competitor pile into the back of another was actually a bit embarrassing. If they want to avoid time-trial approac in these conditions they need to figure that out. Overall though I like it. +ve male/female driv...
by DOLOMITE
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Extreme E in the desert - Live!
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Re: Extreme E in the desert - Live!

Yeah I enjoyed it too. Certainly a photogenic sport, what a backdrop.

I've not quite worked out how the weekend format actually runs yet (crazy race?) but first impressions are good, I'll be watching for sure and both my boys loved it.
by DOLOMITE
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Spanish F4's test at Spa saw Ron Weasley's love interest Lola Lovinfosse (Drivex, 2m31.526s) record the 24th (and slowest) time. MP's Dilano Van't Hoff was quickest in the morning while team mate Rik Koen (MP, 2m23.775s) was fastest in the quicker afternoon session. :lol: meanwhile , I watched the ...
by DOLOMITE
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brawn: Tsunoda F1's Best Rookie for Years
Replies: 32
Views: 1348

Re: Brawn: Tsunoda F1's Best Rookie for Years

pokerman wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:31 pm

Well I would say that he did better in F2 then Norris, he was in the same team as well.
Debatable but fair point. Equally Lando did better in F3.

Anyway, he's young, inexperienced and had a decent teammate as a benchmark so lets see how he goes over the season, but early signs are good.
by DOLOMITE
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Controversially dropped from W Series... Was she? I thought she just didn't get enough points to be automatically entered for 2020? Neither did some of those who got 2020 (now 2021) entries, they chose to drop her even though she was clearly faster than some who were invited back whatever the table...
by DOLOMITE
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brawn: Tsunoda F1's Best Rookie for Years
Replies: 32
Views: 1348

Re: Brawn: Tsunoda F1's Best Rookie for Years

Looking like there's some potential there for sure, but it's early days and without falling down a racial stereotype rabbit hole, we've seen the same comments in the past about Kobayashi, Sato, even Takagi. I don't see anything yet to justify him being up there with Leclerc/Russel/Norris so I'm not ...
by DOLOMITE
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Battle Far wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:05 am
Controversially dropped from W Series...
Was she? I thought she just didn't get enough points to be automatically entered for 2020?
by DOLOMITE
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

I asked team Noda about Juju's absence and got this response: With automatic translation. "It is announced only because it cannot solve a wide variety of problems. They are discussing the future with the director, and as soon as it is decided, she would like to inform the fans." So none the wiser re...
by DOLOMITE
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281061

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

Apparently Vettel apologised to Ocon afterwards, but last comment I saw from Vettel still was that Ocon moved left, and he absolutely did not. Vettel just left it too late or didn't allow for the loss of downforce under braking when following another car.
by DOLOMITE
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Just saw this, v late announcement!

Also Miki Koyama doing Super Formula Lights.