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by spacejock
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual race!
Replies: 119
Views: 29232

Re: Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual r

I watched an esports F1 race the other day, with proper commentary, and after the first five minutes I forgot it was virtual.

I think it was this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsL4EeIRODI

Edit to add: all drivers in equal machinery can't be a bad thing.
by spacejock
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 35487

Re: Point for fastest lap

It might also encourage a 2nd-placed driver who is around a pitstop ahead of third to chance his arm. Take a quick pitstop, come out neck and neck, then flog it to the line to get an extra point. If they screw up the pit stop, he's third, but he MIGHT be able to get second back on new tyres. Maybe. ...
by spacejock
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 35487

Re: Point for fastest lap

I don't think I care too much one way or the other about this. Maybe it'll add some interest to the end of races? Maybe not. Are Merc and Ferrari just gonna sweep them all though? Imagine two or three drivers at the end of the race all putting in fastest lap after fastest lap. Drivers who are not g...
by spacejock
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Drivers Salaries Revealed for 2019!
Replies: 48
Views: 11059

Re: F1 Drivers Salaries Revealed for 2019!

Wise investment by Renault. If they want to snatch 3rd in the WCC off Red Bull, it's probably cheaper to take Dan at 26 mill than put that much extra into developing the car. With Dan + a semi decent F1 car, they might be able to finish ahead of Gasly this season more than a few times.

Edit: typo
by spacejock
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 346583

Re: Silly Season 2019

I reckon Red Bull should put Hartley in the seat alongside Verstappen next year. He's older, wiser and more experienced than Max, and I doubt he'd rock the boat (unlike Sainz or Gasly, who are Max/Dan Baku incidents just waiting to happen.) I don't think Hartley's had a fair chance this year, with ...
by spacejock
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 346583

Re: Silly Season 2019

I reckon Red Bull should put Hartley in the seat alongside Verstappen next year. He's older, wiser and more experienced than Max, and I doubt he'd rock the boat (unlike Sainz or Gasly, who are Max/Dan Baku incidents just waiting to happen.) I don't think Hartley's had a fair chance this year, with a...
by spacejock
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 140715

Re: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renau

Just curiosity here, but if RB decide on Sainz for the drive, what's the chance he and Daniel switch teams this year? I'd imagine RB would be keen, because it would keep Dan out of the loop on future RB developments. And Renault ... well, they get Dan six months early. Would it affect WDC and WCC st...
by spacejock
Thu May 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo 2019 contract. Where will he end up?
Replies: 31
Views: 8295

Re: Ricciardo 2019 contract. Where will he end up?

I picked Ferrari. More wishful thinking that anything else, but the team needs two drivers up front every race. I know that's unfair on Kimi because it's generally the team throwing him under the bus for Vettel's benefit, but there you go. Also, I would love to see a bit of pressure put on Vettel af...
by spacejock
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 140715

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

Interesting to see Horner mention Hamilton along with Raikkonen and Bottas on the PF1 main site today. I could see Ham and Ric swapping seats - might suit both of them.
by spacejock
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Wouldn't that be awesome?"
Replies: 55
Views: 12733

Re: "Wouldn't that be awesome?"

Why can't they just handicap the cars? Use qualy to set the weights, from 1kg on pole down to 0 for last. Before all the silly grid penalties are applied, btw. The weight stays there all season, and gets added to race by race.

After half a dozen races the field should bunch up nicely.
by spacejock
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official PAUL DI RESTA Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 24092

Re: The Official PAUL DI RESTA Thread

Hope Paul get's another chance but there's a good chance he won't. And he got that chance. I thought he did really well today, .7 off Stroll with no prep time is great going. (Apologies if it was wrong of me to dig this thread up, but hey, he's driving tomorrow. Shouldn't we use the official thread?)
by spacejock
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 9157

Re: F1 2018

Online streaming with an annual sub paid monthly is the way to go. It's just a question of when, and how much.

(I don't own a TV.)
by spacejock
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2015 Uberthread [MERGED]
Replies: 2131
Views: 266599

Alonso & Webber at McLaren for 2015?

Talk about starting rumours. First Ron Dennis says they're choosing from 4 drivers, not 3. Then Webber turns up at Abu Dhabi .. hanging around the McLaren garage, I think the commentators just said? Plus McLaren are going to need experience at developing the car next year, and Webber has that by the...
by spacejock
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Daniel Ricciardo Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 93375

Re: The Official Daniel Ricciardo Thread

So Vettel's getting a 'new' chassis for Singapore. New to him that is ... it's actually the one Ricciardo's been using all year.

(Don't flame me, I'm just stirring.)
by spacejock
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus would confirm which drivers? (Poll Updated)
Replies: 102
Views: 13146

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

Just waiting for Webber to announce a one-year sabbatical from his Porsche deal, and a one year contract with Lotus. Well, I can dream.
by spacejock
Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will drive for Red Bull next year (alongside Vettel)?
Replies: 71
Views: 8849

Re: Who will drive for Red Bull next year (alongside Vettel)

I still reckon Webber will end up at Lotus, replacing either Raik (to RB) or Grosjean (to bumper cars)
by spacejock
Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mark Webber's Woes 2013
Replies: 139
Views: 19815

Re: Mark Webber's Woes 2013

Ted Kravitz just posted this on Twitter:

"Red Bull copy Williams hole in front hub (which itself was copied from RBR's banned vented hub). Vettel's car only http://t.co/GRPq3a4Q0q"

It's the 'Vettel's car only' bit which is going to set off another wave of conspiracy theories.
by spacejock
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Newey and Seb's conversation
Replies: 16
Views: 6774

Re: Newey and Seb's conversation

I thought Newey said something about the front left/right tyre and the wear. He was telling Vettel why they wanted the cars to slow down, and Vettel seemed to be saying there was nothing wrong with the tyres.
by spacejock
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Vettel/Webber/Sepang Uberthread
Replies: 1751
Views: 159585

Re: Vettel lying about knowing he shouldn't overtake

ynot22 wrote:This is webbers last year in F1. Just make it plain that you will take out vettel if he ever gets next to you in any corner again period



I'm betting Webber will be alongside Kimi at Lotus next year.
by spacejock
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mark Webber's Woes 2013
Replies: 139
Views: 19815

Re: Mark Webber's Woes 2013

Putting Mark on the medium tyres for a stint when he said he preferred the hards. Do they still have to run both compounds if they start on Inters?
by spacejock
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: One race in so WHO WOULD YOU FIRE?
Replies: 67
Views: 8352

Re: One race in so WHO WOULD YOU FIRE?

I'd fire the guy responsible for the KERS on Webber's car. Three years in and it's still flaky?
by spacejock
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2013 Australian GP Picture thread
Replies: 65
Views: 14656

Re: Official 2013 Australian GP Picture thread

Must be an old car - there's no boxer nose on this one.
by spacejock
Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Mark Webber Thread
Replies: 1127
Views: 187119

Re: The Official Mark Webber Thread

I don't regard myself as a conspiracy theorist, but the timing of these two sub-par races is certainly unfortunate ... for Webber.
by spacejock
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull in trouble in Hockenheim? Cars under investigation
Replies: 236
Views: 15856

Re: Red Bull in trouble in Hockenheim? Cars under investigat

If Webber and Vettel do start from the back it's going to be an electrifying race. Vettel has a lot more to lose of course, given he's 2nd on the grid and Webber's 8th.

Those two charging through the field would be riveting though. Anyone know if rain is likely?
by spacejock
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: JB will never...
Replies: 41
Views: 9673

Re: JB will never...

JB will never...become a Sky commentator. I mean, I wouldn't mind if he does, and replaces Hill someday...but I see him more likely at the BBC, replacing DC. He will make a HELL of a commentator, and a statesman for the sport, when and if he decides to go down that route after retirement. Which hop...
by spacejock
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspect
Replies: 126
Views: 25313

Re: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspec

"Webber was also relieved at team confirmation after the race that his poor start was caused by a clutch malfunction as he engaged it, not because of any mistake he made. ''Procedurally, they were quite satisfied with what I did [off the start line], so that's a positive from my side,'' he said...
by spacejock
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Friday Practice Thread- Australia
Replies: 327
Views: 58630

Re: Official Friday Practice Thread- Australia

Anyone else want to join me in making stuff up that is happening in practice? Promise I'll stop as soon as real practice starts! I don't believe it, the HRT is fastest..... Murray: I don't believe it! It's raining so hard they're giving every driver a pair of oars for the race! James: Really? I mig...
by spacejock
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber: Red Bull has weaknesses
Replies: 97
Views: 28077

Re: Webber: Red Bull has weaknesses

m-square wrote:As for Webber, it seems that something is always missing that prevents him from becoming a WDC.


Last year the 'something missing' was a working KERS for the first seven races. By the time the team found the big red On switch, Vettel was already a mile ahead.
by spacejock
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What made Murray Walker so good?
Replies: 42
Views: 13405

Re: What made Murray Walker so good?

We're lucky in Aus - Channel 10 gives us three days of formula one coverage for the Ozzie GP, and a couple of times they've had Murray in to stroll around the pits, interview people and do special features. I think he was there last year and it was great.
by spacejock
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eric-Vergne VS Ricciardo
Replies: 49
Views: 8319

Re: Eric-Vergne VS Ricciardo

I think it's going to come down to attitude. Vergne's bold statements have been quoted in the media several times and he sounds pretty confident he's going to step up and make a big impact. Ricciardo is the opposite - he comes across as keen to do well but also eager to learn. So, if Vergne struggle...
by spacejock
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Mark Webber Thread
Replies: 1127
Views: 187119

Re: The Official Mark Webber Thread

One theory floating around was that Mark was harder on the 2011 spec Pirellis than Vettel, which meant he either couldn't drive as hard or had to change them more often. Apparently the 2012 spec tyres are a bit more durable than last year's, which could tighten things up a bit. There's still the mat...