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by oz_karter
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!
Replies: 50
Views: 3211

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

Anybody got an update on the all new Ferrari engine for this year? Pretty much every year we get rumours (mostly from the Italian media) that the engine is up N horsepower from the previous year and how it's (supposedly) more powerful than the Merc. It's been unusually quiet. I read somewhere (can'...
by oz_karter
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!
Replies: 50
Views: 3211

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

I've just seen the Australian COVID19 death figures. Wow, they are incredibly low. Hats off to the Australian authorities for their immense response and measures to keep the spread contained and the mortality rates so low. I am wondering though, have their long hot dry summers and extended warm wea...
by oz_karter
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!
Replies: 50
Views: 3211

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

If the Australian Grand prix will get postponed, the pre-season test schedule too will get postponed. It would shift to Bahrain & would possibly be held between March 12-14 before the season gets underway on 28th March. Nothing is official yet though. https://www.motorsportweek.com/2021/01/05/formu...
by oz_karter
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?
Replies: 88
Views: 5669

Re: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?

They wont sign him for 2 reasons… First they want to continue to project to the world that their YDP is one of, if not the absolute best in the world and prefer to field Albon one more season at least, and the other reason is because they are perhaps afraid that Checo might match and even beat Max ...
by oz_karter
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!
Replies: 19
Views: 1246

Re: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!

Asphalt_World wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:21 am

By the time they get to F1, they've been wearing helmets for years.
Yes, but they could be in F1 for 10 years or more. Everything changes once they get to F1. New personal sponsors, etc.

Is there no other way to identify a driver?
by oz_karter
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:20 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!

Maybe there needs to be another way to identify the driver in the car more easily. I don't think it's reasonable to expect a driver to get a helmet designed on day 1 and keep it forever.
by oz_karter
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 2672

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

I think Hamilton's debut was impressive but being in one of the best cars in the field from day 1 certainly helped that. There was no doubt about his talent after a string of podiums out the gate. But for me, Vettel blowing away the field in a Toro Rosso was a bigger shock and a bigger statement. He...
by oz_karter
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What might a Motorsport Quintuple Crown comprise?
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: What might a Motorsport Quintuple Crown comprise?

Bathurst is basically just an endurance race... It would be a brave man who would say this in an Australian pub on a Friday afternoon... All jokes aside, I think it is different as it is really a 1000km sprint race these days. It's very different to Le Mans or another 24 hour. The race is also all ...
by oz_karter
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:52 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

Charles LeBrad wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:20 pm
One I was surprised it took me to last night to think of, and surprised it hasn’t been mentioned.

Senna, Imola 94
Wow, good point. Yes, I think we can all agree to that.
by oz_karter
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What might a Motorsport Quintuple Crown comprise?
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: What might a Motorsport Quintuple Crown comprise?

Jacky Ickx has done pretty well: Wins: 6 x Le Mans 24 Hours 1977 Bathurst 1000 1983 Dakar Rally 1972 German GP (Nordschleife) Podiums: 1971 Monaco GP (3rd) I think it will be difficult to find many drivers who have won the Bathurst 1000 (or 500) plus others in the crown, as the Bathurst 1000 has bee...
by oz_karter
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:24 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 oz_karter
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is wrong with HAAS?
Replies: 29
Views: 5054

Re: What is wrong with HAAS?

What's wrong with Haas?

- Not a stellar design this year
- Ferrari engine and underpinnings
- Mediocre drivers
by oz_karter
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 489
Views: 32903

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

I am equally surprised from your lack of understanding of what I said. I only mentioned that "the problem with BLM is now that sometimes they have gone too far". Which is true in my view, but from that you ended up with me trying to diminish a movement against racism... Way to twist my words. It's ...
by oz_karter
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 489
Views: 32903

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

I am continually blown away by people trying to diminish a social movement against racism.

It doesn't matter if there are individuals taking things too far, overall there are millions of people participating or supporting the movement.

My question is, why even make this argument?
by oz_karter
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?
Replies: 266
Views: 12547

Re: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?

If they retain Albon, next year he will mentally crumble even harder. Unless he gets much closer to Max and has some eye-catching performances then it's pretty clear Red Bull are retaining him out of pity and/or admitting their flawed Young Driver programme or retaining him for commercial reasons. ...
by oz_karter
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?
Replies: 181
Views: 5420

Re: Female Racing Drivers

This is just the same conjecture I’ve already explained to another poster, so I’m not going over it again. There seems to be a refusal amongst some people to admit that men and women - in general - think and behave differently, have different interest and desires and that these differences are what...
by oz_karter
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 489
Views: 32903

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Also, regardless of when the BLM tag became a thing, people wanting equal rights, oportunities and and respect, regardless of skin colour, has been an ongoing issue for centuries. The fact that people are trying to bash the BLM movement and claiming it's some kind of recent thing, is ignorant and s...
by oz_karter
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?
Replies: 181
Views: 5420

Re: Female Racing Drivers

How do you figure this? You name 4 drivers, but how many male drivers have been at the top level in the time those women have been? A tiny, tiny, tiny fraction of the number who started off karting when they were 8. But what does that mean? Are you suggesting a higher percentage of women make it th...
by oz_karter
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 489
Views: 32903

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

They very much are a representation of the movement. They chant the slogan. They raise thye fist. They carry the sign. They wear the shirt, How much more of a representation do you need? Also, pity that line of thinking doesn't seem to apply to US cops as well does it? Things would be a lot quieter...
by oz_karter
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?
Replies: 266
Views: 12547

Re: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?

I think it really depends on what the team are in the sport for. RBR don't strike me as a team that want to accumulate constructor points and be 2nd instead of 3rd. They are there to win races and titles and build their brand. So to me, they don't want a solid second driver who flies under the radar...
by oz_karter
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Alex Albon Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 4910

Re: The Official Alex Albon Thread

I think this is all a bit unfair. Albon is in the spotlight because it's a top tier seat and there is history there.

No one seems to care about how bad Grosjean is anymore...
by oz_karter
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?
Replies: 181
Views: 5420

Re: Female Racing Drivers

What’s your point? The numbers are stacked against everyone, an 8 year old girl stands a better chance of making it to F1 than an 8 year old boy. It can be done and it has been, you don’t have to look very hard to find the likes of Powell, Amati, Wolff and Patrick. How do you figure this? You name ...
by oz_karter
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 489
Views: 32903

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

There's a very important election coming up in the US soon. The overwhelming majority of those involved in the rioting, looting, etc will be Democrat supporters but it's kind of ironic that their behaviour could well be the very thing that tips the balance in favour of Trump and they end up with an...
by oz_karter
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 489
Views: 32903

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

The problem with BLM is now that sometimes they have gone too far. Someone sent me a link to some "public freakout" videos and it is unreal. For example someone asked a black lady to put her mask on the train and she started shouting "white privilege" and made a fuss over it. Many other examples of...
by oz_karter
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?
Replies: 181
Views: 5420

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Do people really think that the reason we don't have women competing in F1 and other top tier motorsports is because women aren't capable? I don't believe this for a second. While F1 is obviously a physical sport, those men competing are hardly body builders. They are strong but very light. There is...
by oz_karter
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 489
Views: 32903

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

It is absolutely true that you are far more likely to be killed by Police in the US if you are black as opposed to white. However the statistic that is very rarely quoted alongside that is that in any given interaction with the Police, you are twice a likely to be killed if you are white as opposed...
by oz_karter
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rumour: Mercedes selling majority stake to Ineos
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Rumour: Mercedes selling majority stake to Ineos

Surprised not to see a thread on this yet. Mercedes are strongly rumoured to be selling 70% of their F1 team to Ineos. https://www.planetf1.com/news/ineos-buy-mercedes/ This seems to fit all the recent rumours of Mercedes looking to exit the sport. This is a soft exit, with the team remaining in F1,...
by oz_karter
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Second Red Bull seat
Replies: 36
Views: 4634

Re: Second Red Bull seat

How about poaching Kevin Magnussen from Haas? His cowboy-attitude would fit very well with Red Bull, and he's a fast driver, who can win races in the right car. He's not good enough to be a threat to Verstappen, but there is no way he would be lapped by him either. As driver #2 he would collect a s...
by oz_karter
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN
Replies: 63
Views: 6574

Re: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN

Thing is, what are we debating here? Is Murray saying he's the most talented? The word he used was "greatest", which perhaps implies he's referring to the whole package rather than just driving ability. Good point. But does being nice to other drivers mean they aren't great? "Greatest" refers to bo...
by oz_karter
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN
Replies: 63
Views: 6574

Re: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN

I still can't agree with this. Lewis is obviously prolific and his talent is outstanding. But even if Schumacher and Senna tainted their careers with dirty or questionable tactics, are they not still the most talented? Another question remains - Schumacher and Senna were not as dominant and had more...
by oz_karter
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could DAS have caused the tyre failures
Replies: 20
Views: 2324

Re: Could DAS have caused the tyre failures

It possibly could have contributed, but given Sainz had a failure at the same time it seems to be a wider issue. Debris or something exposed around the removed kerb seems the most likely.
by oz_karter
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lando Norris thread
Replies: 11
Views: 1794

Re: The Official Lando Norris thread

Hard not to like him.

Going to be a real treat having Ricciardo and Norris together at McLaren next year...
by oz_karter
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?
Replies: 134
Views: 12877

Re: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?

I probably would take the punt on Vettel for a couple of reasons. He is a former 4x world champion and still commands attention, which will bring attention and credibility to the team. This is especially useful given its Aston Martin's foray into modern F1 at a team level. It would also undoubtedly ...
by oz_karter
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 10201

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

So renault know they have a rubbish car and are doing everything they can to get a free position in the championship. Another protest has been made on the racing points legality of their cars. Pathetic by Renault to be honnest. Just build a better car. While I agree that Renault should build a bett...
by oz_karter
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault and Mclaren battles
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: Renault and Mclaren battles

What if Norris comfortable beats Sainz, what will Ferrari do? I don't think they can do anything. He's signed a contract. Norris is on a contract at McLaren too, so nothing will change there. Sainz has already proved himself to be a solid and consistent driver so I don't think Norris beating him wi...
by oz_karter
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How F1 should ultimately be formatted [MERGED]
Replies: 105
Views: 4649

Re: How F1 should ultimately be formatted

The day Formula 1 holds a reverse grid race is the same day Formula 1 is finished. It's an unpopular gimmick even in grassroots motorsport. It should not be happening at the top level. I didn't think the existing format was broken. F1 just needs to be more competitive. Then that automatically makes ...
by oz_karter
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 489
Views: 32903

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Now, to respond to the question of where are the Americans on this thread. No, I have not been hiding, afraid to face the forum. The simple truth is, that coming and posting at PF1 was not something that crossed my mind, I have far too many other concerns to deal with... Great post Blake. All the b...
by oz_karter
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes F1
Replies: 16
Views: 2813

Re: Mercedes F1

I think it's fanciful to suggest that Paddy Lowe moved to Williams F1, then was subsequently pigeon-holed into a role by Claire Williams. That's not how recruitment works. It's more likely Paddy was interested in the position at Williams and there was a negotiation. He would have known he was going ...
by oz_karter
Wed May 27, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Daniel Abt sanctioned for 'substitute' in esports race
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: Daniel Abt sanctioned for 'substitute' in esports race

My opinion is a bit different. I think they had to take action like this, especially given it was an "official" race and not just a game. If they were lenient it sets a precedent. E-sports is quite serious beyond the amateur gaming side and there is even betting markets on it. Just because it's virt...
by oz_karter
Fri May 15, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed: Ricciardo to join Mclaren from 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 4543

Re: Confirmed: Ricciardo to join Mclaren from 2021

Could be a very good move for Dan. The Ferrari seat would have been as a number 2, given how much Leclerc is being cemented as Ferrari's future. While their car will be capable of winning races some days, overall they have been inconsistent for a very long time. McLaren made a huge leap in 2019, may...