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by Biffa
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stefano Domenicali replaces Chase Carey as F1 CEO
Replies: 27
Views: 945

Re: Stefano Domenicali replaces Chase Carey as F1 CEO

IMO Domenicali usually comes across as quite balanced, level headed and a decent communicator so I've got no problem

For decades the higher echelons of F1 have appointed people who theoretically favor Ferrari, and it's not exactly done them much good :D
by Biffa
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Williams F1 thread
Replies: 144
Views: 50359

Re: The Official Williams F1 thread

I often wonder how Williams would have fared if they appointed someone approaching the caliber of Wolff or Brawn back in 2013.

No disrespect to Claire Williams but she never came across as having a winning mentality.
by Biffa
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Of the two Austria races, which did you like more?
Replies: 16
Views: 1503

Re: Of the two Austria races, which did you like more?

First race. Primarily because it was the first race and I was excited, also it was unpredictable (regardless of the rights and wrongs of why). Second race reminded me that I don't like KERS.
by Biffa
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race team face masks....
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: Race team face masks....

Judging by the frequency the drivers have to adjust them whilst being interviewed would suggest the Macca mask is not one of their finest engineering achievements. Hopefully there are some updates due for next race ;-)
by Biffa
Tue May 19, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the current grid weak?
Replies: 84
Views: 7752

Re: Is the current grid weak?

From a very non-scientific point of view I don’t remember the last time I was so excited about the overall field of young/rookie drivers. To the point I’ll probably be supporting 7 drivers this year 8O I’m loving the current grid weak or otherwise!
by Biffa
Tue May 12, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72778

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

There is understandably a lot of confusion in the UK about wearing masks when the government repeatedly say things like; ‘based on the science/data masks are not effective for the general public’, which of course is absolute bollocks. The UK government’s data/science seems to be so murky and questi...
by Biffa
Mon May 11, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72778

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

There is understandably a lot of confusion in the UK about wearing masks when the government repeatedly say things like; ‘based on the science/data masks are not effective for the general public’, which of course is absolute bollocks. The UK government’s data/science seems to be so murky and questi...
by Biffa
Mon May 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72778

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

There is understandably a lot of confusion in the UK about wearing masks when the government repeatedly say things like; ‘based on the science/data masks are not effective for the general public’, which of course is absolute bollocks. The UK government’s data/science seems to be so murky and questio...
by Biffa
Sun May 10, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72778

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Media reports in the UK about the introduction of a 14 day quarantine period for people travelling to the UK, which could throw a spanner in the works of the plan to start in July. I think it is possible F1 could have some sort of exemption from that as it would count as ‘work’ travel. Same with fo...
by Biffa
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mclaren furloughing staff.
Replies: 35
Views: 8735

Re: Mclaren furloughing staff.

Leaves a bad taste when there are so many people in genuine need falling through the net due to bureaucracy e.g. where a particular staff member is not eligible to be furloughed because they changed jobs after an arbitrary cut-off date, even though their current employer is furloughing all other sta...
by Biffa
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72778

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Alienturnedhuman wrote:Britain really is the laughing stock of the world right now. Although the USA is often second...
A few years ago I would have have taken issue with that statement, but alas.... :blush:
by Biffa
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72778

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

I generally don't have much time left now that we have to work from home, it is so weird! On a slightly different note, how many of you working from home during all of this are finding that actually, you're working far more hours than you normally would in the office? I'm definitely doing that. And...
by Biffa
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72778

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

First 10' of the first day working from home and I already hate it! Well I started showing initial symptoms of a flu virus last Tuesday. Left work early & woke up at 2.30am Wednesday an absolute mess. Had to get tested & cleared for COVID19 before i'd be allowed to return to work. Got tested Tuesda...
by Biffa
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72778

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Other thing: AMUS are reporting that teams will vote to delay the regulation changes until 2022. https://twitter.com/tgruener/status/1240231937215737861?s=21 :-(( Also being reported elsewhere now. Whether we like it or not it does make sense (to me anyway (as a non-technical person)). It seems suc...
by Biffa
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72778

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Looking like Euro 2020 will be cancelled, so that's June and July - not looking good :? It doesn’t look good but I also think this is to buy domestic leagues time to finish their seasons. It’s just common sense at this point to make it Euro 2021. It could of course be the case we still aren’t playi...
by Biffa
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72778

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Looking like Euro 2020 will be cancelled, so that's June and July - not looking good :?
by Biffa
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72778

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Incidentally the UK Government has now said that herd immunity isn't their strategy and the press has misreported it. Which is even more incompetent because many British people are saying how if herd immunity is the plan they are going to try and catch it early to get it out the way before the hosp...
by Biffa
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72778

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Incidentally the UK Government has now said that herd immunity isn't their strategy and the press has misreported it. Which is even more incompetent because many British people are saying how if herd immunity is the plan they are going to try and catch it early to get it out the way before the hosp...
by Biffa
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drive To Survive season 2
Replies: 41
Views: 19294

Re: Drive To Survive season 2

Can anyone point me toward finding season 1 ? I just don't see it anywhere When you play an episode and move your mouse over the screen you should see some icons at bottom right, the middle icon (on my version) shows a pop-up with the list of episodes, and at the top of that pop-up displays <- Seas...
by Biffa
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How would people feel about over-the-winter seasons?
Replies: 12
Views: 9809

Re: How would people feel about over-the-winter seasons?

I'd absolutely be up for that.

Living in Scotland with the crap weather you need to make the most of the meagre summers so I've always had a problem sitting in front of a TV watching F1 on a sunny afternoon so the more winter races the better as far as I'm concerned.
by Biffa
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 22147

Re: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

Sky still have SkySportsF1 packages to sell so they won't be confirming or mentioning any cancellation until they get it in triplicate and hand delivered by Ross Brawn. Yes I'm just listening to the radio where the news confirms this weekend GP is cancelled, shortly followed by a Sky advert for F1 ...
by Biffa
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: First lap of Zandvoort
Replies: 32
Views: 11986

Re: First lap of Zandvoort

GGu--_UHY_o Thoughts? Pretty short lap time. Was approx 1:22 here so in full blown quali mode I recon it'd be a Monza lap times, probably quicker. Track looks narrow (approx 9.5m wide crossing the start / finish line. About 8.5 - 9m wide on the run out to the top of the track but about 11.5 - 12m w...
by Biffa
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imola to replace Chinese GP?
Replies: 49
Views: 16924

Re: Imola to replace Chinese GP?

Considering the massive upheaval and costs involved in dusting off an old venue, plus the inevitable unknowns around safety etc. I would have thought a better solution might be to look at holding more than one race at particular current venues given they’re already setup and ready to go - just a tho...
by Biffa
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drive To Survive season 2
Replies: 41
Views: 19294

Re: Drive To Survive season 2

Watched 5 or 6 episodes on Friday night with a few beers.

Then my wife wanted to watch them so watched them all again over a lazy Sunday.

Brilliant, love it all! Only problem is I now support so many drivers I'm not sure who to cheer for any more.

Claire Williams though???? :?
by Biffa
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Now TV coverage in UK for 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 44082

Re: Now TV coverage in UK for 2020

jiminwatford wrote:We'll, surprisingly, I'm currently still able to watch Sky F1 via Now TV despite cancelling my subscription

I won't tell them if you don't ☺
Are you sure about that? If you would like to PM me your username and password I can double check for you :twisted:
by Biffa
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL35 revealed!
Replies: 15
Views: 11563

Re: McLaren MCL35 revealed!

2fast wrote:I thought I looked at Renault 2005. :D :lol:
Me too - maybe they are just teasing Alonso :o
by Biffa
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 679
Views: 579851

Re: Attending a GP

Could any of you lovely forumers recommend a good place to buy tickets? Is there a 'go to' vendor or should I just take my chances googling? It's been a few years since I've been to a GP so am out of touch with what's hot and what's not. Is it worth waiting for last minute deals? (I noticed there we...
by Biffa
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Now TV coverage in UK for 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 44082

Re: UK F1 coverage 2019 and onwards

I thought it was a disaster when the sky deal was announced but things move on and I really like the C4 coverage. Not being able to watch live has been a surprisingly easy transition. I thought I would miss Brundle (or at least the DC/Brundle team), but turns out I don’t. For me weekend afternoons a...
by Biffa
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 679
Views: 579851

Re: Attending a GP

Any tips on Austrian GP? Not sure where whether to get grandstand tickets or just go for general admission (looks quite far back from the action). Any thoughts? Looks like Graz looks like the place to stay although will be travelling from Munich on the Saturday so if anyone has any experience of sta...
by Biffa
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What you listening too?
Replies: 554
Views: 290380

Re: What you listening too?

Been getting back into playing rock Hammond and been listening to Cory Henry recently (Wow!) and Snarky Puppy.

If you're a muso check him out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_XJ_s5IsQc
by Biffa
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 679
Views: 579851

Re: Attending a GP

Further to JimmyJ's post above does anyone have advice on best place to buy tickets these days? (I've not been to a GP for years).

I saw some decent late deals last year - does anyone wait to take advantage of late deals?

Cheers
by Biffa
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PLEASE, shorten future Singapore GPs!
Replies: 38
Views: 4200

Re: PLEASE, shorten future Singapore GPs!

Just watch the highlight show on channel 4 - problem solved
by Biffa
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: James Allen as a commentator
Replies: 28
Views: 5788

Re: James Allen as a commentator

I’ve watched religiously for 30+ years and for me the James Allen/Martin Brundle and then Coulthard/Brundle pairing stand out as being ahead of anything that came before or indeed after.

But then again I’m also one of the few that think ITV did a great job. :o
by Biffa
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What are your three most favored drivers and why?
Replies: 22
Views: 4158

Re: What are your three most favored drivers and why?

Currently I'm excited about the younger drivers, so Norris, Leclerc and Verstappen in particular.

I'm also looking forward to to seeing how Ocon and Russell pan out.
by Biffa
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?
Replies: 83
Views: 12003

Re: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?

Syholl wrote:Maldonado x 3 😂
You're kidding I'd love to see Maldonado return, for entertainment value it would be like a wet race every race.
by Biffa
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 22401

Re: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Jezza13 wrote:
Biffa wrote:Grosjean to Renault?
Huh?
Just my first thought when I saw the picture above posted by alien....
by Biffa
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 175039

Re: Silly Season 2020!

Read somewhere Steiner is furious with both drivers, especially Grosjean. So much so, he even called Gene Haas after the British Grand Prix for permission to terminate Grosjean's services from the team as soon as possible. The one touted to replace him as soon as German GP is Esteban Ocon. No doubt...
by Biffa
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How strong do you suspect the current new wave in F1 is?
Replies: 100
Views: 12753

Re: How strong do you suspect the current new wave in F1 is?

To be honest I've been sooo bored with the new intake for a few years (apart from Verstappen) but am definitely warming to some this year - some great new drivers (who also have a bit of character about them, which is massively important IMO) - I'm not tribal so am happy that I have new guys to chee...
by Biffa
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie Hosted Breakaway Series Talk
Replies: 16
Views: 4188

Re: Bernie Hosted Breakaway Series Talk

mmi16 wrote:If you are a businessman - do you want to do a start up with a man that is 88? Death is nearer than birth with him.
I'm pretty sure most business people would jump at the chance of starting up a business with Bernie - I definitely would! ;-)