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by Irbis
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault's F1 division up for sale?
Replies: 40
Views: 6339

Re: Renault's F1 division up for sale?

I wonder what would happen if Renault quit. FIA forces Mercedes or Ferrari to supply Red Bull? Or tells Honda to suddenly supply not 1, but 4 teams?

There are 4 Renault teams, plus 2 new entries, FIA would need to find 6 engine sets or F1 would suffer a small earthquake...
by Irbis
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Standing starts after safety cars
Replies: 239
Views: 29335

Re: Standing starts after safety cars

Anyway no, Mercedes will not win every title in the next 12 years. Just like Red Bull didn't or Ferrari before them or Williams before them or McLaren before them and so on You can bet that if 2011 aero package was frozen for 12 years with minor changes allowed, RBR would win it all, so I fail to s...
by Irbis
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone else think Merc maybe managing the drivers too much?
Replies: 82
Views: 11588

Re: Anyone else think Merc maybe managing the drivers too mu

I'm assuming by this, he is talking about Lewis' qualifying laps? If I was Lewis, I'd be doing the same- I don't want my team mate getting the benefit of simply looking at my data to improve, and I think that should work both ways. I do feel that Nico learns more from Lewis' data than the other way...
by Irbis
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: f1 budgets in recent years...
Replies: 18
Views: 3474

Re: f1 budgets in recent years...

egnat69 wrote:as i was the only one referring to inflation

Siiigh...

Yes, you were the only one to understand that 1980 dollar can't be compared to 2014 one without calculating (big) offset. That's what my post said. Happy now?
by Irbis
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams did their best to lose the race today
Replies: 61
Views: 8387

Re: Williams did their best to lose the race today

If they pitted at the same time as the Mercs they would have been very vulnerable towards the end. How so? The only car that could have caught them was Alonso, and he said after the race "Massa could have lapped me if he wanted, when I caught up to him, he effortlessly pulled away 2 seconds fr...
by Irbis
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Standing starts after safety cars
Replies: 239
Views: 29335

Re: Standing starts after safety cars

mcdo wrote:The FIA is tinkering with these non-issues while their are much bigger ones like proper cost cutting and reducing aero grip while increasing mechanical grip.

You mean, destroy last thing teams can compete in, and hand every title in next 12 years to Mercedes? :uhoh: x( :thumbdown:
by Irbis
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: f1 budgets in recent years...
Replies: 18
Views: 3474

Re: f1 budgets in recent years...

Almost every post above doesn't seem to understand word 'inflation' or 'changing currency value' :?
by Irbis
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where were Renault in Austria?
Replies: 25
Views: 3558

Re: Where were Renault in Austria?

Incidentally, Red Bull is second in the WCC behind the Mercedes works team and in front of all the Mercedes powered teams, and Ricciardo third in the WDC behind both Mercedes works team drivers. Yeah, F1 team with third largest budget and possibly the best talent pool doing as well or worse as back...
by Irbis
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Has Merc lost the advantage?
Replies: 49
Views: 6906

Re: Has Merc lost the advantage?

Lost how? Since when another 1-2 with team that got pole meekly going out of the way admitting they had no chance of winning is "losing it"? If anything, other Mercedes engine teams finally started reducing the advantage Mercedes got by hiding as much engine data as possible at start of th...
by Irbis
Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: VET and GUT = no penalty?
Replies: 41
Views: 4767

Re: VET and GUT = no penalty?

mikeyg123 wrote:Its good. Penalties shouldn't be handed out for every little thing.

What, you missed the memo? When it's Vettel, you will find a lot of haters coming out and demanding lifetime bans for breathing, they wouldn't notice reasonable opinion even if it bit them x(
by Irbis
Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone else think Merc maybe managing the drivers too much?
Replies: 82
Views: 11588

Re: Anyone else think Merc maybe managing the drivers too mu

I'll re-iterate the point I made on the race thread that the single strategist approach that Mercedes are employing is a massive hindrance to the driver behind as there is no one on the pitwall working to help him overtake. The one individual controlling their race strategy is only concerned with g...
by Irbis
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams did their best to lose the race today
Replies: 61
Views: 8387

Re: Williams did their best to lose the race today

mcdo wrote:Yup, a big strategy balls-up. I really couldn't believe it

I cringed watching their stops and bleeding positions today. Maybe win was not in the cards, but 2/4 or even 2/3 was definitely possible :-((
by Irbis
Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New nose regulations for 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 5091

Re: New nose regulations for 2015

*sigh* I am already missing 'step' noses, these F1 cars looked like jet fighter airplanes. Can we have them back, please? :-((

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by Irbis
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Schumacher vs team mates (Vettel comparison)
Replies: 50
Views: 5485

Re: Schumacher vs team mates (Vettel comparison)

No, he wasn't. Yeah, it's not like he had #1 status in his job papers, Brawn instantly telling any team mate to let Schumi pass if he was behind, and veto on too good team mates Yes, Schumacher didn't need to use it very often, but comparing status he enjoyed in Ferrari to Red Bull is simply laugha...
by Irbis
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Austrian GP Race Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 27858

Re: 2014 Austrian GP Race Thread

8/10 of the Top 10 cars are Mercs, all retired cars were Renaults. Says everything, really. 2014 is about as exciting as watching marathon where 1/3 of runners wears shoes, 1/3 wears socks, and 1/3 has to run barefooted... Regardless of glass or nails on track. And barring new engine makers, or bann...
by Irbis
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Austrian GP Practice and Qualifying Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 37629

Re: 2014 Austrian GP Practice and Qualifying Thread

So, Lauda, 1-2 you said? I am happy for Massa and Williams, however, they only prove that no matter how hard team works in 2014, virtually the only thing that counts for results now is between driver and rear wheels. It's always Mercs on the front with 2 huge talent and effort pools sometimes sneaki...
by Irbis
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Cars sounded better at Canada
Replies: 29
Views: 4129

Re: Cars sounded better at Canada

One thing I like about these engines is that you can tell how the car is handling, you can hear the slightest lock up even if there isnt smoke, and you can hear wheels spinning under acceleration, which is something that didnt happen with the old engines, and it something thats quite interesting an...
by Irbis
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How would you rate the 2014 Canadian GP?
Replies: 49
Views: 4397

Re: How would you rate the 2014 Canadian GP?

Would be very good race if not for Force India roadblock x(

I normally like when a driver comes up with out of the box strategy, but they murdered what would be excellent racing between Bulls, Massa, and Button...
by Irbis
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Rosberg violating the spirit of competition?
Replies: 25
Views: 2909

Re: Is Rosberg violating the spirit of competition?

mistakes Yeah, these were mistakes. You know who is breaking the spirit of competition? The one who broke team orders (Spain) to not use overtaking mode, without which Nico would be leading 4 wins to 3, have 30 point lead and never lost WDC lead. I am strangely sure had Rosberg did it* there would ...
by Irbis
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico should have gotten a 5 second penalty?
Replies: 435
Views: 38942

Re: Nico should have gotten a 5 second penalty?

There's been no hysteria or tantrums from Lewis fans, however much some like to paint us as rabid fanboys incapable of rational thought. There's been no baying for blood or any other nonsense. Just a number of people expecting the rules to be applied fairly. How very dare they?! NO? I wonder what f...
by Irbis
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: In-Depth Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Mercedes: 6 wins in first 6 races: unique?
Replies: 5
Views: 19973

Re: 2014 Mercedes: 6 wins in first 6 races: unique?

Interestingly the Vettel/Red Bull-Renault's dominance 2010-2013 did not manage to join the elite 5- or 6-time winners above here, while the Schumacher/Ferrari managed the feat twice, in 2002 and 2004. All this shows is that 2010-2013 were very close races unlike Merc apologists claim and Red Bull w...
by Irbis
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes double MGU-K failure a bit fishy.
Replies: 57
Views: 8882

Re: Mercedes double MGU-K failure a bit fishy.

You'd think for the hardest track on brakes they'd have just used bigger brakes? The car was designed with certain loads on rear and front axis in mind. You're assuming rear axis can even handle the forces coming from larger brakes, that Mercedes engineers can find a bit of weight to trim so that t...
by Irbis
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Mercedes implement team orders after Montreal?
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

Re: Will Mercedes implement team orders after Montreal?

moby wrote:This sort of thing is perfect from Merc p.o.v.

Yes they want wins and championships, but as important, they want their name seen in the news and their name mentioned.

I am really not sure if Mercedes likes the words "double catastrophic brake failure" tied to them...
by Irbis
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why didn't ROS run out of fuel?
Replies: 16
Views: 4873

Re: Why didn't ROS run out of fuel?

Heavy fuel circuit, did the Safety Car period allow Nico to save enough fuel to overcome the loss of 160bhp for nearly half the race? How did he manage to save fuel whilst maintaining his place fending off Sergio? Doesn't quite add up for me. Because Sergio was moving roadblock on half race old tir...
by Irbis
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico should have gotten a 5 second penalty?
Replies: 435
Views: 38942

Re: Nico should have gotten a 5 second penalty?

Strict interpretations of the rule like Spa 2008? Yeah. Hamilton did gain position, penalty. Rosberg did not gain position, no penalty. Pretty simple, no? If the poll was "Did Nico gain any advantage cutting the chicane?" would it poll 50/50? Because if you answer that yes then he should ...
by Irbis
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 71806

Re: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread

Do you have a crystal ball do you? Can i borrow it, heading to the races next week. Seriously, how do you know what was going to happen the rest of the race? Gee, because Vettel had 10 second lead, and if RB didn't botch his strategy he would have jumped Hulkenberg. Then, Ricciardo would have been ...
by Irbis
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel strategy cost him race win
Replies: 18
Views: 3668

Re: Vettel strategy cost him race win

Ricciardos in lap was around 1 sec faster than Vettel and Vettel's outlap was 0.8 seconds slower than Ricciardos, time in the pits was identical. All came down to who did the faster laps on the track. Did you even look at your own link or race yesterday? Vettel's 10 laps before his second pit stop ...
by Irbis
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who has been more disappointing so far, Kimi or Vettel?
Replies: 143
Views: 14038

Re: Who has been more disappointing so far, Kimi or Vettel?

Seb has been at RBR for years and is a 4x champion so I was expecting him to comfortably beat Ricciardo. I don't know what race you watched yesterday, but Vettel would have won Canada pretty easily if RB didn't screwed up his pit stop or Hulkenberg had any other engine. That's a fact. Also, he has ...
by Irbis
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 71806

Re: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread

I've been watching F1 for 20 years. I've never seen a car suffer a catastrophic brake failure due to overheating from following another car too closely. You didn't pay any attention at all then. What else you didn't saw? Anyone making qualification error in Monaco, maybe? Edit: And, as if by magic,...
by Irbis
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 71806

Re: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread

Have you considered that maybe, just maybe , it wasn't ? Well, if team's quick reaction which pretty much saved Rosberg, reaction that was limited to "stop overloading rear brakes like Lewis did" was anything to go by, yes, it was his fault. Yes, maybe he thought rear brakes will take mor...
by Irbis
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 71806

Re: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread

Have you considered that maybe, just maybe , it wasn't ? Well, if team's quick reaction which pretty much saved Rosberg, reaction that was limited to "stop overloading rear brakes like Lewis did" was anything to go by, yes, it was his fault. Yes, maybe he thought rear brakes will take mor...
by Irbis
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton Spa 2008 vs. Rosberg Montreal 2014
Replies: 271
Views: 32398

Re: Hamilton Spa 2008 vs. Rosberg Montreal 2014

Now let's compare that to Spa 2008. Hamilton and Raikkonen fighting for the lead, Hamilton runs ride and cuts chicane and gains an unfair advantage. He gives the position back but gets a penalty. If there was a joke in F1 it was 2008 "giving away a position" in a manner that left the othe...
by Irbis
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes double MGU-K failure a bit fishy.
Replies: 57
Views: 8882

Re: Mercedes double MGU-K failure a bit fishy.

If you watch the lap leading up to Hamilton's retirement you saw him overshooting the hairpin in a big way. This was best explained by an MGU-K Harvesting failure. Hamilton had set his brake balance more rearwards than Nico, and Nick copied him, as revealed by Nico's radio transmissions. Canada is ...
by Irbis
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes to win all races? [MERGED]
Replies: 52
Views: 10279

Re: Mercedes to win all races? [MERGED]

Alienturnedhuman wrote:I guess we answered this one.

Though answer A) is still even more true than it was in spring.
by Irbis
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 71806

Re: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread

Force India ruined this race. If not for these moving chicanes no one could pass on straight thanks to their engines, Vettel would not lose place to Daniel on pit and Nico Rosberg would be fourth at best. Both Daniel and Nico should send them whole box of champagne, both owe positions solely to FI ...
by Irbis
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver of the race?
Replies: 70
Views: 9524

Re: Driver of the race?

Toby. wrote:No contest.

It was "no contest" only thanks to Hulkenroadblock x(

Force India robbed us of some amazing driving today, battle between Rosberg, Ric, Vettel and Massa would have been epic if FI did 2 stop like everyone else or had any other engine and was beatable on straight :frown:
by Irbis
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico should have gotten a 5 second penalty?
Replies: 435
Views: 38942

Re: Nico should have gotten a 5 second penalty?

It seems a bit silly for the rules to imply (as per the TV commentators) that a following driver has to be close enough or even alongside for a positional 'advantage' to have been gained - surely, it should be based on any 'time gain'? Nope, gain was so minuscule it simply wasn't worth risking car ...
by Irbis
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 71806

Re: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread

Force India ruined this race. If not for these moving chicanes no one could pass on straight thanks to their engines, Vettel would not lose place to Daniel on pit and Nico Rosberg would be fourth at best. Both Daniel and Nico should send them whole box of champagne, both owe positions solely to FI p...
by Irbis
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 71806

Re: 2014 Canadian GP Race Thread

Karma is a wretched lady, eh, Jenny? :lol: