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by E21
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eric Boullier: 'We're ok with hiring fatso'
Replies: 20
Views: 4275

Re: Eric Boullier: 'We're ok with hiring fatso'

Hope this happens. I'd be really excited to see what Hulk and Grosjean can do next year if Lotus produce another decent car. I doubt there's any Lotus fans anywhere who don't want this to happen. Massa is cool, and I want him to be on the grid next year, but Hulkenberg is (IMO) future championship ...
by E21
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eric Boullier: 'We're ok with hiring fatso'
Replies: 20
Views: 4275

Eric Boullier: 'We're ok with hiring fatso'

Lotus have said they haven't ruled Tubby Hulkenberg out of driving for them next year despite his gargantuan bulk taking up a greater portion of their weight allowance. Reckoning that his racecraft and talent should overcompensate for the fact he has to lug all that extra lard around with him. http:...
by E21
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alan Permane - Kimi Got Lucky!
Replies: 85
Views: 14611

Re: Alan Permane - Kimi Got Lucky!

Does anyone really know why Grosjean has two extra sponsor patches/marks on his racing overalls that Kimi's attire does have? Could it be that Lotus' sponsors where actually privately working towards the objective of Kimi going away so their "golden kid" will get his chance to shine? Total Sponsor ...
by E21
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alan Permane - Kimi Got Lucky!
Replies: 85
Views: 14611

Re: Alan Permane - Kimi Got Lucky!

You haven't seen Raikkonen before 2012 I am guessing. Kimi earns preferential treatment through performance, wins, podiums & Championship on the racetrack. Lotus would be nowhere in 2012 & 2013 without Kimi Raikkonen's points... Seriously, thats a fact. Sure, it's a fact, but not a valid argument. ...
by E21
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky F1 Crew
Replies: 10
Views: 3863

Re: Sky F1 Crew

Ah that makes sense, thanks. Just glad it wasn't the norm now. Keep Ted in the pits where he belongs. :)
by E21
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alan Permane - Kimi Got Lucky!
Replies: 85
Views: 14611

Re: Alan Permane - Kimi Got Lucky!

For the last two years, Lotus may as well have been Kimi Raikkonen Racing. They've always been a biased team, I don't get how some fans believe it's unreasonable for the team to be shifting bias to the guy they're keeping. There is a very vocal group of Kimi fans (not just on here) that seem to thin...
by E21
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mark Webber the unluckiest driver out there !
Replies: 33
Views: 6885

Re: Mark Webber the unluckiest driver out there !

First by Ferrari, then by scooter. Wonder which vehicle Mark is going to use to get back to the pits in Suzuka.
by E21
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who was your Driver of the Day?
Replies: 57
Views: 8916

Re: Who was your Driver of the Day?

Button and Hulk plus Honda engines in the McLaren could have me seriously considering my loyalty to Lotus in 2015.
by E21
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky F1 Crew
Replies: 10
Views: 3863

Re: Sky F1 Crew

I han't watched Sky's coverage for a while, when did Ted Kravitz start doing the gridwalk? I respect his technical knowledge, but he doesn't have the clout of Brundle as an ex-driver or the balls of Brundle to push non ex-driver press personnel out of the way.
by E21
Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who was your Driver of the Day?
Replies: 57
Views: 8916

Re: Who was your Driver of the Day?

Voted for Hulk before I even read all the options. He had an excellent drive and delivered a masterclass in defensive driving to Lewis before tyre wear seperated them for good. If he doesn't get that Lotus seat, it will be an incredible shame. He's one of the best talents on the grid right now. Put ...
by E21
Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alan Permane - Kimi Got Lucky!
Replies: 85
Views: 14611

Re: Alan Permane - Kimi Got Lucky!

Also in my OP i made reference to the other AP comment from Singapore: "never been so annoyed to get a podium". it's like they only care about RG and are indifferent to what the other car does. Again, this is a lot less 'bitter' sounding in context. In the case of Singapore, when they retired Romai...
by E21
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Championship decided early, is there still any excitement to
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Re: Championship decided early, is there still any excitemen

I'm just taking it race by race now. Sure barring a crazy chain of events, the championship is decided. But there's no guarantee who's going to win any particular race, and even today when Vettel was dominant, the race behind him was great to watch.
by E21
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alan Permane - Kimi Got Lucky!
Replies: 85
Views: 14611

Re: Alan Permane - Kimi Got Lucky!

I don't think it's unfair at all. Kimi was lucky today. That's not a slight against his driving ability any more than Webber's car catching fire is a reflection of Mark's ability. Safety cars usually end up helping some while hindering others. They helped Kimi no question. Whether Permane should've ...
by E21
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I made the right call by not watching the Korean GP
Replies: 53
Views: 9604

Re: I made the right call by not watching the Korean GP

I think I made the right call by not getting up early to watch it live. I just Sky+ it and watched it as soon as I woke up so I couldn't be spoiled by the news, or my own Facebook/Twitter which is full of F1 stuff.

Behind Seb, there was a great race going on.
by E21
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RoGro begging for team orders??
Replies: 36
Views: 8750

Re: RoGro begging for team orders??

I think the real question is; can anyone realistically expect Kimi to follow team orders anyway? He's leaving the team, and they already owe him money. It would've helped Lotus with sponsors etc if they could prove the guy they're keeping can do as good a job as the guy they're losing, but anyone wh...
by E21
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When the race start times are a real problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2337

Re: When the race start times are a real problem

f1inpubs.com

Try it, you may be surprised.
by E21
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bouiiler says "fun names on list"
Replies: 95
Views: 14693

Re: Bouiiler says "fun names on list"

If Felipe Nasr gets into F1 (which would be pretty cool) and Massa gets a drive next year also, commentators are going to have a bad time.
by E21
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hulkenberg waiting on McLaren before signing with Lotus.
Replies: 90
Views: 11979

Re: Hulkenberg waiting on McLaren before signing with Lotus.

According to an interview with Eric Boullier, it's not a driver who's holding up the Lotus seat, it's Lotus. They want to get the deal with Infinity sorted before they get another driver as it will prove they have financial stability which is something they have been lacking the past couple of seaso...
by E21
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: THAT Lotus tweet.
Replies: 37
Views: 9512

Re: THAT Lotus tweet.

I'm just surprised that many people were shocked by it. It's standard Lotus social media IMO. I think the guy may have got in trouble as he seemed to disappear until a couple of hours ago. I hope not though as Lotus definitely are doing social media and fan interaction right, and I'd definitely not...
by E21
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus would confirm which drivers? (Poll Updated)
Replies: 102
Views: 14164

Re: Lotus would confirm which drivers? (Poll Updated)

I think Lotus should start again and take di Resta & Hulkenberg. Both are more reliable and probably just as quick. I like DiResta, I really do, and as much as I'd like to see a Brit in a Lotus, Paul just has the worst luck in the world. If Grosjean was to leave (which won't happen) I'd take Sutil....
by E21
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: THAT Lotus tweet.
Replies: 37
Views: 9512

Re: THAT Lotus tweet.

I'm just surprised that many people were shocked by it. It's standard Lotus social media IMO. I think the guy may have got in trouble as he seemed to disappear until a couple of hours ago. I hope not though as Lotus definitely are doing social media and fan interaction right, and I'd definitely not ...
by E21
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Kimi lose some of his fans by going to Ferrari?
Replies: 56
Views: 9578

Re: Will Kimi lose some of his fans by going to Ferrari?

I've always been more of a Lotus fan, so although I'll still like Kimi and want him to do well, I'll no longer be rooting for him to win the championship.

I won't buy his hat next year either (bet he's really reconsidering the decision now!)
by E21
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa's Next Life
Replies: 14
Views: 3102

Re: Massa's Next Life

If they could afford him, he could do a lot of good at Sauber. With them hiring a kid next year, someone with Massa's experience could be really useful to his development.
by E21
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa to Lotus?
Replies: 65
Views: 11717

Re: Massa to Lotus?

HulkStrong wrote:Are they all deaf, dumb and blind at lotus?
We'll have to wait and see. But if they sign anyone other than Nico, I'd be hard pushed to say no.
by E21
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa to Lotus?
Replies: 65
Views: 11717

Re: Massa to Lotus?

Hulkenberg is the best driver on the grid to not have a top drive. Lotus would be idiots to sign anyone else (and that's as a Lotus fan) I like Massa, and hope he gets a drive next year, but just not for Lotus. I don't think Grosjean will go anywhere for as long as Eric Boullier is there. Massa has ...
by E21
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why hate on Vettel?
Replies: 277
Views: 36176

Re: Why hate on Vettel?

First of all - the playing field is LEVEL. Others (drivers and teams) are incompetent to use that field. You can't honestly believe that. Money can buy success more easily in F1 than any other sport. It won't be truely level unless they find a way to cap spending so it's affordable for all teams. H...
by E21
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why hate on Vettel?
Replies: 277
Views: 36176

Re: Why hate on Vettel?

First of all - the playing field is LEVEL. Others (drivers and teams) are incompetent to use that field.
You can't honestly believe that. Money can buy success more easily in F1 than any other sport. It won't be truely level unless they find a way to cap spending so it's affordable for all teams.
by E21
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why hate on Vettel?
Replies: 277
Views: 36176

Re: Why hate on Vettel?

The guy is good at what he is doing! Triple world champion, on the way to his fourth. Dominates Race days where most can't even sniff his gear box that's how much of a lead he pulls on the first lap!!! Paradoxically, I think this is why a lot of people boo him. He's in a tough situation. Nobody can...
by E21
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spa bored me away from the TV
Replies: 23
Views: 3609

Re: Spa bored me away from the TV

What with Sky taking half the races of the BBC
Unless you have BT Broadband, I don't recommend getting too into the MotoGP either.

I really hate the BBC for letting all their motorsport go...
by E21
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unarguably the best driver on the grid
Replies: 884
Views: 111463

Re: Unarguably the best driver on the grid

You're always going to be able to argue the best driver on the grid. Unless they run a season where every driver has the same car and the same support, we'll never see a true reflection of how the skill compares. For me, I'd argue Alonso is the best driver on the grid, but I would never state it as ...
by E21
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It aint over till the fat lady sings..
Replies: 49
Views: 7544

Re: It aint over till the fat lady sings..

At Monaco, the best qualifying cars usually wins, i.e. Mercedes. At Hungary there were at least two others cars at least as good as good RBR. IMO Hungary has all the same problems as Monaco. It's a terrible track for overtaking, and should be first to be removed from the calendar. For me it display...
by E21
Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Getting A Bit Boring?
Replies: 143
Views: 21150

Re: Getting A Bit Boring?

Boring because always the Red Bull has to be the best car over a year. 4 years straight now. Sure there is the occasional race where Red Bull/Vettel struggle, but those are very few. Bernie please do something to slow them down. Ban Newey or something. This is getting annoying Yes, pesky Adrian New...
by E21
Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It aint over till the fat lady sings..
Replies: 49
Views: 7544

Re: It aint over till the fat lady sings..

IMO it only depends on the odds in so far as if I gave you odds of 1/1,000,000 it'd be worth putting a fiver on for a punt, but realistically you'd expect to lose that money. He's gone beyond favourite in my estimations. He's already won barring an act of god.
by E21
Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It aint over till the fat lady sings..
Replies: 49
Views: 7544

Re: It aint over till the fat lady sings..

Put it this way, would anyone like to make a bet on Vettel NOT winning the championship?
by E21
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the race - Spa
Replies: 130
Views: 17311

Re: Driver(s) of the race - Spa

Alonso for me was the only one who I really noticed. Fair play to Vettel, but all he really had to do was get out in front and keep his foot down.
by E21
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Getting A Bit Boring?
Replies: 143
Views: 21150

Re: Getting A Bit Boring?

Yes it is getting boring, and while trying not to make this about Vettel and RedBull... The fact that, barring and unprecedented amount of luck, he has this year's WDC sewn up for another year, and this early into the season to boot, and the WCC realistically was decided even earlier than that, is a...
by E21
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 3056750

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

http://www.ts.fi/moottoriurheilu/f1/525193/Raikkonen+haluaa+jatkaa+Lotuksella According to the article Kimi wanna stay at Lotus. Some issues must be fixed... If he wants to stay at Lotus, why on earth would he be talking to RedBull. Kimi has not shown he wants to stay at Lotus. Not one bit. There's...
by E21
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Has anyone shown they're into F1 on this forum?
Replies: 43
Views: 6287

Re: Has anyone shown they're into F1 on this forum?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/rasenx/T2eC16FHJHoE9n3Kd4pBRQu8OE7kQ60_35_zpsb0662cf4.jpg I have this in my rear window (note this particular one isn't mine) and I'm almost never seen without a Lotus hat (recently become a tradition of being replaced with the current year when I go to Silver...
by E21
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official@ Robertson: "Räikkönen is not going to Red Bull"
Replies: 96
Views: 14947

Re: Official@ Robertson: "Räikkönen is not going to Red Bull

I remember Kimi commenting that his choice may end up seeming 'stupid' to some. In my opinion, crawling back to a team that was desperate to get rid of you, particularly when the guy they bumped you out for is still there and looking strong, is the very definition of stupid. So by that reckoning, he...