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by Anupam
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton having a rough week...
Replies: 39
Views: 6864

Re: Hamilton having a rough week...

I'd rather have a fully drunk Lewis Hamilton on the roads than an average Suburban mum in a 4x4. It's a shame he had to use such wishy washy language though: ' mistakes happen to us all '. What does that even mean? You accept responsibility by saying 'I made the mistake' , not by saying the mistake...
by Anupam
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari's driver lineup
Replies: 112
Views: 13417

Re: Ferrari's driver lineup

Really starting to get worried that it might be Bottas....would be a shame, he isn't any real improvement on Massa or Kimi.
by Anupam
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - British Grand Prix 2015
Replies: 170
Views: 18500

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - British Grand Prix 2015

ryan2032 wrote:He sounds pretty spot on to me.
That sort of description applies to many other people on the board as well (see some rabid Hamilton fanboys on the forum for instance). Simple matter of ignoring - absolutely no need to personally attack the individual.
by Anupam
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - British Grand Prix 2015
Replies: 170
Views: 18500

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - British Grand Prix 2015

Prema, and I do mean this seriously, how do you have the time and energy to get on these boards and infest them with your own peculiar brand of semantics on what seems like all day, every day? You talk and talk and talk arguing in a pointless circular way with every poor sap who has the misfortune ...
by Anupam
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas vs Massa
Replies: 78
Views: 11242

Re: Bottas vs Massa

Am still struggling to understand the Bottas hype - sure, he is a decent driver, but future WDC material? I think not. I think there are at least half a dozen drivers on the grid today who are easily better than him, and a fair few who can arguably be considered better. Bottas is a journeyman driver...
by Anupam
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Heartbreak moment of the race - British Grand Prix 2015
Replies: 64
Views: 7961

Re: Heartbreak moment of the race - British Grand Prix 2015

Williams was never going to win this race, undercut or not. Once it started raining it was quite clear that the Mercs were in an entirely different league (and Bottas finished a minute behind the leader...even if he was 30 seconds up the road by the time the rain arrived (which is obviously highly i...
by Anupam
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - British Grand Prix 2015
Replies: 170
Views: 18500

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - British Grand Prix 2015

Rosberg and Vettel for the recovery drive, and Massa for the start. Special mention to Hamilton for the great pit call (although it is interesting that he takes full credit for this call, and yet remained so non-committal in his responses about the Monaco pit call). Who has voted for Alonso here tho...
by Anupam
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Engine Upgrades
Replies: 104
Views: 17778

Re: Ferrari Engine Upgrades

Question for some of the more knowledgeable folks around here - did the Ferrari upgrades get them closer? I know the TP was confident they worked, but did it really help them close the gap to Merc at all (in terms of laptime)?
by Anupam
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Engine Upgrades
Replies: 104
Views: 17778

Re: Ferrari Engine Upgrades

Think about it this way: If Mercedes brought a new spec, would all their customers have to use a new PU? I was under the impression that they would indeed. Granted, I'm having doubts now. I don't think they have to - they can request for the new parts, but I don't think they necessarily have to.
by Anupam
Sun May 24, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread
Replies: 996
Views: 93751

Re: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread

Just read on autosport that Hamilton said the team told him to stay out, but he chose to pit instead as he thought the others had pitted and would be on fresh tyres.
by Anupam
Sun May 24, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should the Monaco GP be on the calendar?
Replies: 140
Views: 17542

Re: Should the Monaco GP be on the calendar?

Watching this race unfold, I can't remember seeing anything as boring as this (except maybe the last race, now that I think about it). I understand the history and glamour associated with it, but then again, tracks like the old Nurburgring are also no longer on the calendar (despite the history). I...
by Anupam
Sun May 24, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should the Monaco GP be on the calendar?
Replies: 140
Views: 17542

Re: Should the Monaco GP be on the calendar?

Watching this race unfold, I can't remember seeing anything as boring as this (except maybe the last race, now that I think about it). I understand the history and glamour associated with it, but then again, tracks like the old Nurburgring are also no longer on the calendar (despite the history). I...
by Anupam
Sun May 24, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should the Monaco GP be on the calendar?
Replies: 140
Views: 17542

Re: Should the Monaco GP be on the calendar?

I think Hamiltons complete inability to pass Vettel with a faster car and vastly newer tyres shows is why Monaco is a useless race circuit. :thumbup: he must have been in a 2 second per lap faster car, Rosberg was pulling away at 1.6 seconds a lap at the start with slightly old softs. Monaco needs ...
by Anupam
Sun May 24, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should the Monaco GP be on the calendar?
Replies: 140
Views: 17542

Should the Monaco GP be on the calendar?

Watching this race unfold, I can't remember seeing anything as boring as this (except maybe the last race, now that I think about it). I understand the history and glamour associated with it, but then again, tracks like the old Nurburgring are also no longer on the calendar (despite the history). I ...
by Anupam
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Can Azerbaijan Afford a Race when Germany Can't?
Replies: 60
Views: 10691

Re: How Can Azerbaijan Afford a Race when Germany Can't?

GDP PPP shouldn't be used to compare economies size. Why? (no clue which one is the best one) And lol yes, China is far larger than India. PPP takes into account cost of living. In India cost of living are lower. Even if Indian GDP PPP is higher than France, it doesn't mean that the actual output o...
by Anupam
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The least success a top tier driver has had during a season?
Replies: 98
Views: 12002

Re: The least success a top tier driver has had during a sea

sandman1347 wrote:Emerson Fittipaldi, having already won 2 WDCs, made the ill-fated decision to start his own team and watched his results descend into the abyss. In 1979 he scored just 1 solitary point!
This would be my pick - Fittipaldi could have been so much more successful had he chosen otherwise.
by Anupam
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict the WDC finishing order of the Merc/Ferrari drivers
Replies: 59
Views: 10341

Re: Predict the WDC finishing order of the Merc/Ferrari driv

Lewis is on another planet this season - if Nico can come back and challenge him, then I expect it to be close between the two. Ferrari, unfortunately, are still playing catch-up at the moment - I just don't see them closing the gap completely over the course of the season (though they will challeng...
by Anupam
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Can Azerbaijan Afford a Race when Germany Can't?
Replies: 60
Views: 10691

Re: How Can Azerbaijan Afford a Race when Germany Can't?

robins13 wrote:He is right if you consider GDP with PPP, although he forgot about China:P
Oops! Forgot about the Chinese GP :blush:
by Anupam
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Can Azerbaijan Afford a Race when Germany Can't?
Replies: 60
Views: 10691

Re: How Can Azerbaijan Afford a Race when Germany Can't?

GDP PPP shouldn't be used to compare economies size. Why? (no clue which one is the best one) And lol yes, China is far larger than India. PPP takes into account cost of living. In India cost of living are lower. Even if Indian GDP PPP is higher than France, it doesn't mean that the actual output o...
by Anupam
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Can Azerbaijan Afford a Race when Germany Can't?
Replies: 60
Views: 10691

Re: How Can Azerbaijan Afford a Race when Germany Can't?

India has a nuclear program. Now, where that money and resources is exactly coming from, I believe the UK gives them a substantial amount of aid still, they have money for things those in positions of power feel are important. Strangely, that appears to be a regular feature of 21st century life. No...
by Anupam
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Can Azerbaijan Afford a Race when Germany Can't?
Replies: 60
Views: 10691

Re: How Can Azerbaijan Afford a Race when Germany Can't?

What gives? Races in places like Azerbaijan, India, to mention a few economies that without a bunch of research I would have guessed were close to "third world", when countries like Germany and now Italy, which are strong G5 economies can't? The only reason that I can think of is that the billionai...
by Anupam
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Engine Upgrades
Replies: 104
Views: 17778

Re: Ferrari Engine Upgrades

I read yesterday that this year's energy recovery for Ferrari is the best of the field, where they're able to use it on command for longer than the others. If that's true, then where is Ferrari deficient to Mercedes? Pretty sure I read info from this site (not sure which thread or post though) http...
by Anupam
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Engine Upgrades
Replies: 104
Views: 17778

Ferrari Engine Upgrades

During qualifying today Brundle mentioned Ferrari is coming up with a B-spec engine in Canada, supposed to bring an additional 30 BHP to the unit - anybody know anything more about it?

Also, would that bring the Ferrari engine on a level pegging with the Merc?
by Anupam
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Speed Trap Figures from Jerez (Tip Mercedes' Hand)
Replies: 41
Views: 9005

Re: Speed Trap Figures from Jerez (Tip Mercedes' Hand)

I don't understand why Kvyat wasn't fastest through the speed trap. The car must have been much less draggy without a front wing. . Since he would lack downforce to make the corner, he would be braking much earlier, and consequently be a lot slower in the speed traps which are typically just before...
by Anupam
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Best looking 2015 car to date
Replies: 42
Views: 11827

Re: POLL: Best looking 2015 car to date

Love the new Ferrari, especially when compared to the vacuum cleaner of last year. Also the Toro Rosso, very clean lines on that one.
by Anupam
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So how where does post-2010 Schumy rank now?
Replies: 30
Views: 7258

Re: So how where does post-2010 Schumy rank now?

I'm not sure what was so great about 2012 either for Schumi. He did look quicker but finished with 49 points to Nico's 93. You don't finish with half your team mate's points because of back luck. Sure he had some but he also had two very silly crashes. Yes, but remember that the Merc scored most of...
by Anupam
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Aldo Costa - The Forgotten Designer?
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

Re: Aldo Costa - The Forgotten Designer?

I've read somewhere (can't quite remember where) that he's allegedly very difficult to work with.
by Anupam
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 50659

Re: Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying and Race Thread

Martin tripping over himself to come up with the excuses for hamilton I wish I spoke another language just so I could see if all media is as biased as the English one. Probably yes, but it is nevertheless annoying to see the obvious "Lewis is the best" BS constantly spouted by the media. The Finnis...
by Anupam
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 50659

Re: Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying and Race Thread

Martin tripping over himself to come up with the excuses for hamilton I wish I spoke another language just so I could see if all media is as biased as the English one. Probably yes, but it is nevertheless annoying to see the obvious "Lewis is the best" BS constantly spouted by the media. The Finnis...
by Anupam
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 50659

Re: Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying and Race Thread

Martin tripping over himself to come up with the excuses for hamilton I wish I spoke another language just so I could see if all media is as biased as the English one. Probably yes, but it is nevertheless annoying to see the obvious "Lewis is the best" BS constantly spouted by the media. Brundle at...
by Anupam
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Schumacher - The Loneliness of a long distance driver
Replies: 55
Views: 12061

Re: Schumacher - The Loneliness of a long distance driver

This is so amusing....after 10 years of being here, I still see Fiki being bitter about Schumacher. Still unable to digest the fact that Schumacher got Ferrari back to the top - something Alain Prost never managed. On the subject - it's easy to see the success that Schumacher achieved, but few real...
by Anupam
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dietrich Mateschitz on Vettel leaving Red Bull
Replies: 39
Views: 8861

Re: Dietrich Mateschitz on Vettel leaving Red Bull

So anyone know how much they are/were paying this best of the rest? If this list is to be believed Vettel is earning something like 30x what Ricciardo is earning http://www.crash.net/f1/news/207581/1/f1-2014-driver-salaries-published-but-who-earns-most.html Red Bull will make a considerable cost sa...
by Anupam
Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel's rep gone for good?
Replies: 1511
Views: 211662

Re: Is Vettel's rep gone for good?

Vettel was behind Ricciardo thanks for pointing this out we already know this. Startegically he would have lost. He was behind Ricciardo who still had plenty of tread left on his tyres. Ricciardo would have most likely attacked like he does in the final stint and most likely overtaken Rosberg as he...
by Anupam
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What has happened at Williams?
Replies: 34
Views: 7761

Re: What has happened at Williams?

Although a bit tongue in cheek, I suggest Sam Michael is the reason. Look what he's done for McLaren. Sam Michael is the sporting director, and is in charge of pit stops, among other things. Since he took over, McLaren have gone from having DISASTROUS pitstops for Lewis and Jenson, to now routinely...
by Anupam
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What has happened at Williams?
Replies: 34
Views: 7761

Re: What has happened at Williams?

Sam Michael and The Philosopher's Stone.

A sequel to Sam Michael and The Deathly Hallows.
by Anupam
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: In-Depth Motorsport Forum
Topic: Smallest v12 engine?
Replies: 14
Views: 29297

Re: Smallest v12 engine?

Very hard to say this, without sounding like I'm knocking the blokes engineering skill, but an engine that runs on compressed air isn't a technical masterpiece (while it definitely is a machining work of art.) Doing my degree we had to machine a single cylinder compressed air engine, the measure of...
by Anupam
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel's rep gone for good?
Replies: 1511
Views: 211662

Re: Is Vettel's rep gone for good?

Hence the popularity of this thread. But now it will probably die down since Vettel has had the upper hand the last two races, but will again awaken when he gets beaten the next time. Which was my point. He's had an equal hand, but I think upper hand is stretching it. Daniel out-qualified him in Ja...
by Anupam
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jules Bianchi Update Thread [Split Thread]
Replies: 664
Views: 126833

Re: Jules bianchi Japanese grand Prix aftermath thread

If this was US racing we would of seen repeats of every angle of the incident as this is what fans crave isn't it? I don't think I have to name any recent incidents. In fact it's not limited to the US.... That's not one of the things I like about our news. People have a ghoulish fascination with se...
by Anupam
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel's rep gone for good?
Replies: 1511
Views: 211662

Re: Is Vettel's rep gone for good?

I don't understand why everyone is being so harsh on Vettel. He struggled this year, but he's also had much worse reliability, and much less mileage consequently in a year where the cars are very different - and the lack of mileage also affects how quickly he can get on top of his issues. In spite o...