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by Harpo
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3927

Re: US election - prediction

And relax........ Not even close. Trumpism is here for a while yet, whether the man himself is the one leading it or not. Biden has a heck of a job on his hands mending the divides in their society. America tends to make everything "bigger" so it's more spectacular, but I'm afraid the divides that ...
by Harpo
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who ruined Williams?
Replies: 38
Views: 2318

Re: Who ruined Williams?

I don't know how we can shift the responsability from the Williams. In fine, the ones who took all decisions at Williams were the Williams family. Even hiring incompetent staff members, if they ever did it.
by Harpo
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!
Replies: 50
Views: 3174

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

Now we shall soon hear 3 street track F1 races will get cancelled - Monaco, Baku & Canada. Replacement grand prix will become soon thereafter. The 23 races calendar for 2021 was stupid, it was never going to happen. They'd better had a calendar with less races and already anticipating replacements ...
by Harpo
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!
Replies: 50
Views: 3174

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

Anybody got an update on the all new Ferrari engine for this year? Pretty much every year we get rumours (mostly from the Italian media) that the engine is up N horsepower from the previous year and how it's (supposedly) more powerful than the Merc. It's been unusually quiet. This time, the coming ...
by Harpo
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix...
Replies: 32
Views: 1811

Re: Countdown to 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix...

UnlikeUday wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:34 am
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This Lola is one of my favourites but you should have posted it tomorrow, with the right number...
At least with the Lotus you got everything matching.
by Harpo
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abiteboul leaves renault.
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Abiteboul leaves renault.

I heard rumour that what helped him in F1 was marrying into the Renault hierarchy and to this end he still will be working within the Renault organisation , I heard as head of the Alpine sports cars. No, he is leaving Renault. He had been appointed head of the Alpine brand, and he was/would have be...
by Harpo
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abiteboul leaves renault.
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Abiteboul leaves renault.

I heard rumour that what helped him in F1 was marrying into the Renault hierarchy and to this end he still will be working within the Renault organisation , I heard as head of the Alpine sports cars. No, he is leaving Renault. He had been appointed head of the Alpine brand, and he was/would have be...
by Harpo
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abiteboul leaves renault.
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Abiteboul leaves renault.

They have Marcin Budkowski and hired Davide Brivio from the Suzuki Moto GP team weeks ago... We didn't see it coming but it certainly isn't as "immediate" as it seems to be.
by Harpo
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3927

Re: US election - prediction

Trump is certainly a sociopath, like all wannabe fascist dictators are (and a good share of narcissistic democratic "leaders"), but like I wrote upper in this thread, a huge mistake that a lot of his denigrators do is thinking that he spent 4 years pouring fuel in the flammes he had lighted just bec...
by Harpo
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 2202

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

I'm absolutely neutral in the Senna vs Schmacher controversy (I never considered any of them worthy of any of my own fickle lists of "greatests"). Nevertheless, there's something about Austria 02 that bothered me since that day (apart from the disgraceful podium pantomime) : it was known and said r...
by Harpo
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3927

Re: US election - prediction

America has spent the last 75 years using the CIA to spread disinformation in third world countries to get the people to rise up and overthrow their leaders and install governments more ameniable to American interests. Now that America is experiencing the same thing at the hands of Russia, the reac...
by Harpo
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 2202

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

I'm absolutely neutral in the Senna vs Schmacher controversy (I never considered any of them worthy of any of my own fickle lists of "greatests"). Nevertheless, there's something about Austria 02 that bothered me since that day (apart from the disgraceful podium pantomime) : it was known and said r...
by Harpo
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3927

Re: US election - prediction

America has spent the last 75 years using the CIA to spread disinformation in third world countries to get the people to rise up and overthrow their leaders and install governments more ameniable to American interests. Now that America is experiencing the same thing at the hands of Russia, the reac...
by Harpo
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 2202

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

I think that's been answered by me and others in this thread by putting both incidence in the greater context of events around them. Nothing happens in isolation. You are right, but I do find that Schermerhorn has a bit of a point; there is a hint of negativity towards MSC. Well yes he crashed deli...
by Harpo
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 2202

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

There is a different perception of Schumacher and Senna. The casual probably thinks cynical cheat with Schumacher, and flawed genius with Senna. My own theory on that is F1 is massively British based and Damon Hill is very much part of the motorsport establishment. If 1994 had involved a collision ...
by Harpo
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 991550

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

It would be nice, and less hypocritical if he paid his taxes in the country that just honoured him. Not this absolute rubbish again. Hamilton is one of the top 5000 taxpayers in the UK. Its disgusting hypocrisy. https://i.redd.it/zgtibi383l861.jpg Source: Reddit I don't have an issue with Hamilton'...
by Harpo
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 2202

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

It's not only that, Senna tried to block Alboreto in 1985 in quali in Monaco, pushed Prost to the pit wall in Portugal in 1988, crashed him out in 1990. Pretty much everything that Schumacher gets vilified for, Senna taught it a decade before him. My best guess is that Senna died in the track and t...
by Harpo
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 991550

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Siao7 wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:34 am
Harpo wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:27 am
Is Toto demoted to footman or butler ?
Squire?
Hasn't Bottas already been hired for the job ?
I'd rather call Toto the grey eminence if footman doesn't look enough (and you can be footman and grey eminence at the same time - One King of France had his barber as trustworthy counsellor...).
by Harpo
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 991550

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Is Toto demoted to footman or butler ?
by Harpo
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 9 long years...
Replies: 59
Views: 4066

Re: 9 long years...

Mod Aqua wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:49 am
Once P-F1 Mod's gone and we've changed the locks, we don't intend to change anything. Except hang the toilet roll the other way around in the mod-toilet.
Hope you just need to change it from one side to the other, not from floor to ceiling...
by Harpo
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Merry Christmas 2020

I'm a bit late, but it's never too late for good wishes ! Merry Christmas to everybody navigating the Planet F1 Forum (yes, mods included :) )
by Harpo
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Perez perform against Max?
Replies: 58
Views: 3761

Re: How will Perez perform against Max?

I don't know... Whatever is noted on his contract, I just hope he will not be considered as the "second" driver, which is a curse in any team and quite a punishment at RBR. That said, if he doesn't take too long to adapt to the car and if RBR listen to him and treat his side of the garage as Versta...
by Harpo
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Perez perform against Max?
Replies: 58
Views: 3761

Re: How will Perez perform against Max?

I don't know... Whatever is noted on his contract, I just hope he will not be considered as the "second" driver, which is a curse in any team and quite a punishment at RBR. That said, if he doesn't take too long to adapt to the car and if RBR listen to him and treat his side of the garage as Verstap...
by Harpo
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 728
Views: 60038

Re: Silly Season 2021

It's not that Hamilton doesn't have value. It's just half what he is asking (IMO). If not then why hasn't he signed him? If he's so valuable he would open up the cash register. Quote from Toto "So it has delayed us a little bit, but we are not worried in eventually getting it done. We are putting n...
by Harpo
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most underrated driver 2000-2020
Replies: 42
Views: 2118

Re: Most underrated driver 2000-2020

Only one option ? I have 3 : Vergne, Fisichella and Kobayashi. And a fourth in Heidfeld, whom I feel was not "as underrated" as the other 3. I didn't vote yet... And I don't think some "bigger" names like Schumacher the Younger, Montoya or Barrichello have ever been underrated. I wouldn'd have put ...
by Harpo
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most underrated driver 2000-2020
Replies: 42
Views: 2118

Re: Most underrated driver 2000-2020

Only one option ? I have 3 : Vergne, Fisichella and Kobayashi. And a fourth in Heidfeld, whom I feel was not "as underrated" as the other 3. I didn't vote yet... And I don't think some "bigger" names like Schumacher the Younger, Montoya or Barrichello have ever been underrated. I wouldn'd have put t...
by Harpo
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Daniil Kvyat treated poorly?
Replies: 21
Views: 1188

Re: Daniil Kvyat treated poorly?

What a surprise ! Like if Red Bull ever showed the slightest hint of basic empathy towards their drivers, except the Chosen One(s)... Red Bull are kinder to their drivers than most. Kvyat has been given far more chances by Red Bull than most young drivers get. Ask Vandoorne or Magnussen about McLar...
by Harpo
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Daniil Kvyat treated poorly?
Replies: 21
Views: 1188

Re: Daniil Kvyat treated poorly?

What a surprise ! Like if Red Bull ever showed the slightest hint of basic empathy towards their drivers, except the Chosen One(s)...
by Harpo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 1975

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

As an elderly gentleman today, I was blessed to watch Jacky Ickx race on numerous occasions, his relative competitiveness between dry & wet conditions was my standout memory. By popular demand, and you have no idea how painful it was given Ickx's knack to not even enter into wet Grand Prix in the m...
by Harpo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 1975

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

As an elderly gentleman today, I was blessed to watch Jacky Ickx race on numerous occasions, his relative competitiveness between dry & wet conditions was my standout memory. In the same cars in both conditions he could not beat his rivals in the dry, they could not beat him in the wet. One of my m...
by Harpo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 1975

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

Fiki wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:49 pm
Jim Clark was killed when I was a young boy, and even Jackie Ickx's career largely passed me by.
It's not surprising you didn't notice Jackie Ickx's career, I didn't either. But I remember well Jacky Ickx.
by Harpo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 1975

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

As Mr Wire 2004 wrote "You really can't judge this on just wins and podiums. You have to actually watch the races." Jean Alesi was one of the best in the wet (and even more in changing weather), and his only win was not exactly a wet race. Besides, when did they stop racing on really wet tracks (SC,...
by Harpo
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 1975

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

Is this a thread about rainmasters of your generation, because forgetting Jacky Ickx looks to me almost unforgivable. He should top the list.
And I'm not going to make new friends, but Schumacher had for years a team mate who I think was better than him in the wet : Barrichello.
by Harpo
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!
Replies: 19
Views: 1246

Re: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!

OK, so I'm probably getting old, but I am bored with drivers constantly changing their helmet design. What's happened to getting a helmet that is unique to you and sticking to it throughout your time in motorsport? Now, I've no problem with slight changes to support #WeRaceAsOne or even messages of...
by Harpo
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3096

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

Onto to the thread topic and in hindsight I wish he hadn't raced, rather a fully fit Russell than a half fit Hamilton. I would have liked to see Russell in the Mercedes again, but only because I think the Shakir unorthodox track doesn't tell us much about Russell. Hamilton was fit enough to get bac...
by Harpo
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 5401

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Best race of the century !
by Harpo
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Checo (Sergio) Perez Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 12014

Re: Official Checo (Sergio) Perez Thread

Harpo wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Last week I said as soon as wednesday that Perez was going to win... May be I should start betting, but I would surely make more money opening a psychic business.
So you all can note : tomorrow, Checo Perez on the podium.
Looks like I'll have to start my psychic business under another alias...
by Harpo
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Checo (Sergio) Perez Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 12014

Re: Official Checo (Sergio) Perez Thread

Last week I said as soon as wednesday that Perez was going to win... May be I should start betting, but I would surely make more money opening a psychic business.
So you all can note : tomorrow, Checo Perez on the podium.
by Harpo
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?
Replies: 88
Views: 5667

Re: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?

All of the options are true to an extent but people are overlooking the fact that Red Bull is 51% owned by a Thai. I assume Albon is there to help advertise and support the brand domestically in Thailand. Ok for the 51% of the shares (and the recipe of the vomiting product) being Thai. But I guess ...
by Harpo
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?
Replies: 88
Views: 5667

Re: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?

All of the options are true to an extent but people are overlooking the fact that Red Bull is 51% owned by a Thai. I assume Albon is there to help advertise and support the brand domestically in Thailand. Ok for the 51% of the shares (and the recipe of the vomiting product) being Thai. But I guess ...