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by stratos
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 20697

Re: London suggestions please

Brooklands isn't far from Heathrow and is quite interesting but much of it is outdoors so better later in spring or summer.
by stratos
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28896

Re: My god I love Le Mans

8 Euros for 500ml of lager is a bit much and the circuit is a bit on the long side.
by stratos
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your Favorite Era in Motorsport
Replies: 137
Views: 21939

Re: Your Favorite Era in Motorsport

My favorite ERA was the R2B but that was pre F1 World championship. My favourite ERA in F1 was probably the B-Type.
by stratos
Sat May 26, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 106
Views: 31550

Re: Who is the best F1 driver ever?

So DC is the 10 best drive in the history of f1 2 places above Jim Clark. I don't think even DC would agree with that.
by stratos
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari might leave F1
Replies: 87
Views: 23548

Re: Ferrari might leave F1

Mercedes-Benz withdrew from motor racing following the 1955 Le Mans disaster. It did not return as a team until 2010, some 55 years later. F1 didn't skip a beat then, and wouldn't skip a beat now if Ferrari left. The Scuderia needs to apply some of the energy it wastes acting like a spoiled child t...
by stratos
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Has Williams lost its Martini sponsorship?
Replies: 22
Views: 11488

Re: Has Williams lost its Martini sponsorship?

To be fair, without the actual word Martini on the normal livery, I doubt many people would connect the stripes with Martini anyway! So 50+ years of motorsport sponsorship and one of the most recognisable liveries in the business gets you pretty much zero brand recognition? If that is true no compa...
by stratos
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 FIA Awards Gala Categories? Predictions?
Replies: 19
Views: 8059

Re: 2017 FIA Awards Gala Categories? Predictions?

I think Personality of the year should go to the RA617H for its comic approach to both power and reliability
by stratos
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Future of the Spanish Grand Prix
Replies: 40
Views: 9360

Re: Future of the Spanish Grand Prix

Catalonia was once a country in its own right I'm not by any means an expert on Spanish history so I would like to ask when was Catalonia a country? As far as I am aware it was occupied by Greece, Carthage, Rome, Visigoths, Moors, then ruled by the Kingdom of Aragon and following the marriage of Fe...
by stratos
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: vettel/stroll. what the he'll happened there.
Replies: 374
Views: 74234

Re: vettel/stroll. what the he'll happened there.

Vettel did not replace his steering wheel of his stricken car; a violation of FIA rules. Might be the rule is in place only during an official session? The race was over at that point. The marshals still need to be able to move the car. The regs say that a car cannot be left without a steering whee...
by stratos
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 wants Leicester City type shocks
Replies: 76
Views: 13365

Re: F1 wants Leicester City type shocks

You could argue that what F1 needs is for the old power teams to step up and start betting the Leicester Cities. We have had Brawn win in their first year followed by 4 years of a fizzy drinks company that had been running an F1 team for less than 10 years then 3 years and counting of a motor manufa...
by stratos
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Certainly Tried
Replies: 51
Views: 13222

Re: McLaren Certainly Tried

moby wrote:Most of the Honda engine (ICE) replacements were due to upgrades, not fails. The fails were mostly in the turbo/gen region.
I think it was 4 'engine' fails. Still more than the allowed number though
Option 3. The Apple approach to generating demand to drive mass production. Premature obsolescence.
by stratos
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Certainly Tried
Replies: 51
Views: 13222

Re: McLaren Certainly Tried

They are the largest manufacture of internal combustion engines by volume in the world. Mclaren on the other hand are a small niche racing team and supercar maker. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: So why can't they build an F1 engine that does not receive 85 grid position penalties? Because the develo...
by stratos
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Certainly Tried
Replies: 51
Views: 13222

Re: McLaren Certainly Tried

Herb Tarlik wrote:
Siao7 wrote:No one would take these options. No one with an ounce of pride
What does Honda have to be proud of? 8O
They are the largest manufacture of internal combustion engines by volume in the world. Mclaren on the other hand are a small niche racing team and supercar maker.
by stratos
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA Possibly Under Investigation
Replies: 58
Views: 17174

Re: FIA Possibly Under Investigation

Yes, Hispanics are considered to be white in that data set, I believe. They certainly are under the census data. Impossible. How could the government have any idea about Hispanic demographics if they were lumped into the white population? I have never, EVER seen any racial survey that did not have ...
by stratos
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda not supplying Sauber
Replies: 131
Views: 35425

Re: Honda not supplying Sauber

Who supplies the engine for the p1. Mclaren or is it outsourced still. Porsche could be competitive in formula 1 very quickly if they revise the 914 (is it 914 or 919) engine slightly to conform. It's produced by Walkinshaw Racing but based on a Nissan V-8 That would be impressive, Tom has been dea...
by stratos
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: CHINA F1 RACING TEAM LIMITED
Replies: 129
Views: 32138

Re: CHINA F1 RACING TEAM LIMITED

First Jackie Chan wins LMP2 at Lemans and nearly outright. now this. The Chinese are taking over motorsport.
by stratos
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India considering name change
Replies: 91
Views: 38718

Re: Force India considering name change

I think force is far to confrontational and India to limiting. I would like to suggest Negotiated Resolution World.
by stratos
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's 'classic' mistakes. How many, really?
Replies: 79
Views: 23292

Re: Alonso's 'classic' mistakes. How many, really?

In many interviews I have heard Alonso mistake this https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Le_Mans_Ford_Chicane.jpg Image from https://commons.wikimedia.org/ For this http://classroomclipart.com/images/gallery/Clipart/Animals/Chicken_Clipart/TN_chicken-farm-animal-clipart.jpg Image from...
by stratos
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Longest Draught With Recovery
Replies: 38
Views: 7805

Re: Longest Draught With Recovery

how about Tyrrell 1971 - Brawn GP 2009
by stratos
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Another bull in waiting: Door could re-open for Lamborghini
Replies: 28
Views: 8134

Re: Another bull in waiting: Door could re-open for Lamborgh

I don't think VAG motorsport are looking to enter any new championships. They have just withdrawn VW from WRC Rallying and Audi from LMP1 racing. A lot of what they are still in is customer programs. They are dealing with a crisis and don't need the distraction or the expense.
by stratos
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis to wear a fan-designed helmet throughout 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6925

Re: Lewis to wear a fan-designed helmet throughout 2017

I would like to suggest this
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source - http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2010/ ... es/poetry/
Not sure it will fully comply with the FIA regs.
by stratos
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which was the most dominant car in history
Replies: 44
Views: 8256

Re: Which was the most dominant car in history

. Flyboy hits the nail on the head - the most dominat cars were the ones so great they got banned before they could walk away with the title. Brabham fan car. Lotus dual chassis. McClaren brake steer in 1998. The list goes on. You need to read some more, it's not just down to recent stats. . I'd sa...
by stratos
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The drivers briefing footage is to be made avaliable
Replies: 18
Views: 3587

Re: The drivers briefing footage is to be made avaliable

I may have watched it if the footage were released without the drivers knowing it was going to be released. But if they know it'll be released then they'll behave accordingly. Any viewing value is probably removed the second they know it might potentially be seen by the public. How would that work?...
by stratos
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How should the FIA tackle track limit abuse?
Replies: 48
Views: 6155

Re: How should the FIA tackle track limit abuse?

I know NOT having run-off areas is no longer an option, but how about doing what a lot of people on here have been suggesting for a long time: HIGHLY abrasive run-offs? Leave something like a car's width (or two) of run-off with regular asphalt beyond track limits (to accommodate two wheels outside...
by stratos
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hardest records to break?
Replies: 67
Views: 8311

Re: Hardest records to break?

Do you think anyone will beat Webber's 129 races before his first win?
by stratos
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes tyre pressure trick
Replies: 68
Views: 8399

Re: Mercedes tyre pressure trick

I'm not sure this is really an FIA regulations issue. If someone is hurt or killed as a result of teams deliberately running tyres below Pirelli's recommended and FIA regulated pressures the team would face criminal charges.
by stratos
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pathetic Sky bias
Replies: 237
Views: 24093

Re: Pathetic Sky bias

A.J. wrote:Ah well, at least I can watch the football telecast now :] :lol:
Opinions of Mr Bale abilities have seemed a little inflated at times.
by stratos
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Engine power curves - analysis
Replies: 40
Views: 7123

Re: Engine power curves - analysis

Here is Enrico's graph for Canada: http://www.formula1benzing.eu/f1index_clip_image014.jpg Ok, I find this guy harder and harder to believe each time. If Merc held such a power advantage, they would not have been so close with Ferrari and Rosberg would not have struggled so much to pass Verstappen ...
by stratos
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2 Seperate Incident Fatalaties at Isle of Man TT!
Replies: 107
Views: 10631

Re: 2 Seperate Incident Fatalaties at Isle of Man TT!

Beschy wrote:
The reason I do it is because if you do it wrong, it will kill you.
If you think it's too dangerous then go home and cut your lawn and leave us to it.
Guy Martin
Does Guy have no idea how dangerous lawn mowers are?
by stratos
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2 Seperate Incident Fatalaties at Isle of Man TT!
Replies: 107
Views: 10631

Re: 2 Seperate Incident Fatalaties at Isle of Man TT!

I think this is yet more proof that the Isle of Man event is barbaric and should be banned. It probably won't happen, but I think the death rate is pretty inexcusable in the name of sport. Yep and while we are at it we might as well ban BASE Jumping, Mountaineering, Deep Sea Diving, Surfing and any...
by stratos
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettels post race rant to Kyvat [MERGED]
Replies: 229
Views: 25025

Re: A crime against the racing gods – Heidfeld

Balibari wrote:Where was that sense of humour when he was in F1?

(Technically shouldn't this thread be called 'A cwime against the racing gods'?)
he kept it in his little man bag.
by stratos
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...
Replies: 40
Views: 6336

Re: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...

They should qualify in fast go-karts all of the same spec and then use the real cars in the race. I'm being half serious. Or just use GP2 cars :-P or locally produced road cars, they could auction them off at the end of the event for charity. It would help promote local industry. The Saturday they ...
by stratos
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 driver finds book
Replies: 3
Views: 6505

F1 driver finds book

A very rare and valuable Shakespeare first folio was found this week in the library at Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute. This is the family home of ex Lotus F1 driver and Lemans winner John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute aka Johnny Dumfries.
by stratos
Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Australian GP qualification is ILLEGAL
Replies: 31
Views: 6688

Re: Australian GP qualification is ILLEGAL

I'm pretty sure that if you read all the regulations you will find that the race director and/or clerk of the course can modify the timetable.
by stratos
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver coaching ban may lead to better racing.....?
Replies: 75
Views: 9155

Re: Driver coaching ban may lead to better racing.....?

Just like the team orders ban, I think that this bad will ultimately fail. F1 teams will be able to work around this rather easily, just like they've been able to work around most other silly rules and limitations FIA has set over the past decade or so. I don't think it is silly at all. If a driver...
by stratos
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso- On his future
Replies: 86
Views: 7983

Re: Alonso- On his future

I really see replacing Kimi again as his only shot at it. Didn't work last tome though Yes, but Kimi's tenure at Ferrari has been far worse than Alonso's. No one can make the case that Alonso didnt give it his all while at Ferrari. The guy drove the wheels off that car and in most people's eyes ove...
by stratos
Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso- On his future
Replies: 86
Views: 7983

Re: Alonso- On his future

I really see replacing Kimi again as his only shot at it. Didn't work last tome though Yes, but Kimi's tenure at Ferrari has been far worse than Alonso's. No one can make the case that Alonso didnt give it his all while at Ferrari. The guy drove the wheels off that car and in most people's eyes ove...
by stratos
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why not get rid of staggered grids and line 4 cars abreast?
Replies: 42
Views: 5511

Re: Why not get rid of staggered grids and line 4 cars abrea

Asphalt_World wrote:To be fair, even back in Noah's day the animals lined up two by two.
Genesis 7:2 ..."You shall take with you of every clean animal by sevens"...
I don't think 7 across will fit.
by stratos
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso confirms Hamilton/Alonso Swap Proposal
Replies: 36
Views: 7839

Re: Alonso confirms Hamilton/Alonso Swap Proposal

So Fernando and his management would have liked him to swap to Mercedes and have Lewis move to Ferrari when Fernando fell out with everyone at Ferrari. Ferrari weren't interested, probably thinking they could manage to employ drivers all by them selves without any help from Fernando's people. Merced...
by stratos
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alcohol advertising / sponsorship in F1
Replies: 117
Views: 9851

Re: Alcohol advertising / sponsorship in F1

As much as I dislike smoking in general, I'm actually of the opinion that neither one should be banned. So long as the consumption of alcohol or the practice of smoking aren't outlawed, I don't see a good reason for the advertising of those things to be. It's not as if people aren't already well aw...