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by FlyingScot
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 679
Views: 582954

Re: Attending a GP

Hi guys, sorry if this has been covered multiple times before.. Me and some friends are hoping to attend Spa this year. Can anyone suggest the best websites to purchase general admission tickets from? Cheers guys I used bookf1 for the Spanish GP last year and using it again for the German GP this y...
by FlyingScot
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lotus apologise for 'two men kissing' tweet
Replies: 68
Views: 17615

Re: Lotus apologise for 'two men kissing' tweet

I was so surprised and pleased when they posted the original tweet - I don't think you'd get any other F1 team doing that and I thought it was a great gesture on Lotus's part. When I saw the retraction and apology I just shook my head in disappointment. I understand why they retracted it, but it jus...
by FlyingScot
Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus to test at Jerez on Friday
Replies: 74
Views: 13776

Re: Lotus to test at Jerez on Friday

MistaVega23 wrote:Nice strategically-placed Autosport on the table...


:lol: :lol:
by FlyingScot
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Top Gear thread [MERGED]
Replies: 312
Views: 119749

Re: Top Gear Series 20

I do like the entertainment factor, and we all know it's staged but it's still fun and makes me laugh. I liked the police car chase! :D
by FlyingScot
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: First 2014 Car Photos - Post them here.
Replies: 482
Views: 74285

Re: First 2014 Car Photos - Post them here.

Have to say, livery-wise, I don't know if anything is going to top Force India for me. It looks really, really good.
by FlyingScot
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2737138

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

I preferred his 2013 one. The black, red and white looked good. The yellow added in for 2014 doesn't really do it for me. It looks a bit too...busy. With all the sponsors. But it's not bad.
by FlyingScot
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whitmarsh, Boullier and Sony love triangle?
Replies: 37
Views: 7058

Re: Whitmarsh, Boullier and Sony love triangle?

I know it's only rumour but I'd have mixed feelings about MW going to Lotus, potentially a good move for Lotus but not so great for MW giving up an alternative role at McLaren to take what will likely be an unpaid job at a shaky team. http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=n&am...
by FlyingScot
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whitmarsh, Boullier and Sony love triangle?
Replies: 37
Views: 7058

Re: Whitmarsh, Boullier and Sony love triangle?

This is fascinating! It is! Everyone likes a good old fashioned feud! And then this... Now, the respected Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt claims that a leading contender to succeed Boullier at Lotus is none other than Whitmarsh himself. I thought Lotus confirmed Lopez was taking ...
by FlyingScot
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: First 2014 Car Photos - Post them here.
Replies: 482
Views: 74285

Re: First 2014 Car Photos - Post them here.

a radical nose design doesn't mean they will win the title. Just as Williams about that. They will be on the back foot too after missing the first four days of testing in such a critical year for rule changes. I don't think Lotus will be near title winning form tbh. Nah, neither do I, sadly. Best t...
by FlyingScot
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: First 2014 Car Photos - Post them here.
Replies: 482
Views: 74285

Re: First 2014 Car Photos - Post them here.

I would love it if somehow, despite Boullier jumping ship and all these financial rumours, that Lotus managed a genius design and produced a car capable of winning the title. :lol: And the former 'first-lap-nutcase' Grosjean to be the one to do it.

I can dream... :D
by FlyingScot
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: First 2014 Car Photos - Post them here.
Replies: 482
Views: 74285

Re: First 2014 Car Photos - Post them here.

Some answers here: Craig Scarborough ‏@ScarbsF1 53m OK I understand the Lotus nose now..... Craig Scarborough ‏@ScarbsF1 51m The two tusks are unequal lengths, longer one forms the 9000mm2 tip, the other is also a crash strcuture, both act as Y250 flow conditioners Craig Scarborough ‏@ScarbsF1 46m @...
by FlyingScot
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 411685

Re: Annoyances

People who use words like "slapper" and "whore" to describe women who like to go out, drink and have sex, just like their male counterparts. ;)
by FlyingScot
Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Movie Review Thread
Replies: 1570
Views: 641911

Re: The Movie Review Thread

mac_d wrote:I've pretty much hated every single Daniel Day Lewis film I have ever seen. And I mean really hated.


Have you seen My Beautiful Laundrette?
by FlyingScot
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 369495

Re: The TV Thread

Series 3 of Sherlock was... not as good. I seemed to see it all coming, and considering the fact I couldn't was the main reason the show attracted me. I'm also slightly annoyed at the idea of Moriarty not being dead. I am going to sit here and hope that he's still dead and it's just his net...
by FlyingScot
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Football Thread
Replies: 4150
Views: 863874

Re: The Official Football Thread

I don't necessarily agree that they are there on merit of their talents alone. Steven Fletcher cost Sunderland £12m from a Championship side. Javier Hernandez cost Man Utd £6m. Is Steven Fletcher really twice as good as Hernandez? That to me suggests quite a bit of homegrown inflation on the deal. ...
by FlyingScot
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Football Thread
Replies: 4150
Views: 863874

Re: The Official Football Thread

All of them second rate players punching above their weight IMO. There's more to the Premiership than the top 6/8 teams though. Okay, they are playing for the likes of Norwich, Hull, Sunderland etc, the lower Premiership teams, but they don't look out of place in those teams. So I'd argue that mid-...
by FlyingScot
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Football Thread
Replies: 4150
Views: 863874

Re: The Official Football Thread

We've got one fit striker, Park Chu Young. Giroud, Bendtner, Walcott, Sanogo all injured. Chuba Akpom and Benik Afobe have never played in the Premier League, and Joel Campbell is out on loan. We can buy Carlos Vela back for £4m, so we might see him come back. You guys should buy Steven Fletcher. T...
by FlyingScot
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 369495

Re: The TV Thread

Anyone see Sherlock? That show almost killed me. The sequences after John finds out are probably the funniest of the entire series history. Yes, I thought it was brilliantly done. A really very well written and acted show. I don't know, I absolutely loved season 1 and 2 but so far season 3 is just ...
by FlyingScot
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Football Thread
Replies: 4150
Views: 863874

Re: The Official Football Thread

We've got one fit striker, Park Chu Young. Giroud, Bendtner, Walcott, Sanogo all injured. Chuba Akpom and Benik Afobe have never played in the Premier League, and Joel Campbell is out on loan. We can buy Carlos Vela back for £4m, so we might see him come back. You guys should buy Steven Fletcher. T...
by FlyingScot
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 369495

Re: The TV Thread

Anyone see Sherlock? That show almost killed me. The sequences after John finds out are probably the funniest of the entire series history. Yes, I thought it was brilliantly done. A really very well written and acted show. I don't know, I absolutely loved season 1 and 2 but so far season 3 is just ...
by FlyingScot
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Football Thread
Replies: 4150
Views: 863874

Re: The Official Football Thread

Derby day in Edinburgh! Hibs' record in recent years has been horrendous but looking for 3 points tonight!! :D :D :thumbup:
by FlyingScot
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Double Points Vote Now
Replies: 103
Views: 11656

Re: Double Points Vote Now

No :thumbdown: I don't want false, artificial scenarios. Equal points for all races please.
by FlyingScot
Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The TV Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 369495

Re: The TV Thread

Anyone watch the Mentalist? The Red John reveal was the most anticlimactic piece of television I've seen for a long time, was really disappointed with it.
by FlyingScot
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why is Kimi so antisocial?
Replies: 95
Views: 13029

Re: Why is Kimi so antisocial?

Even Romain, that he has come out like that, talking about Kimi in apparently a negative sense. It makes my preferences to go towards Kimi rather, who is supposedly unprofessional, impolite and lacking in those proper social conducts that keep this word running, rather than towards Romain, supposed...
by FlyingScot
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kobayashi set for f1 return at Caterham?
Replies: 42
Views: 8385

Re: Kobayashi set for f1 return at Caterham?

Adam Cooper seemed quite sure of it on his blog this afternoon

http://adamcooperf1.com/2013/12/20/kobayashi-set-for-f1-return-with-caterham/

Sources told this blog that he has a budget of €6m.


Could happen.

Edit: ha, just beaten to it!
by FlyingScot
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 - Predictions
Replies: 21
Views: 4746

Re: 2014 - Predictions

Madpaddy13 wrote:Hulkenburg puts Hamilton to shame by pulling into every pit until he finds the right one.


Haha brilliant! :lol: :lol:
by FlyingScot
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Raikkonen - Who is under more pressure?
Replies: 199
Views: 24890

Re: Alonso and Raikkonen - Who is under more pressure?

Thanks FlyingScot. I mean why Kimi take points off Alonso's opponents, not Kimi's own opponents. Isn't that a hint of Kimi supporting Alonso's fight for WDC? Hmm... At least, that seems to be the article's claim: "Räikkönen ist die Nummer zwei. Der Finne soll Alonsos Gegnern Punkte wegnehmen!&...
by FlyingScot
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Raikkonen - Who is under more pressure?
Replies: 199
Views: 24890

Re: Alonso and Raikkonen - Who is under more pressure?

http://sportbild.bild.de/SPORT/formel-1/2013/12/20/machtwort-von-ferrari-boss-montezemolo/keine-plaene-mit-vettel Maybe someone better than google can help. Don't have time to post a word-for-word translation right now but the gist of it is that while Montzemolo doesn't explicitly say that Kimi wil...
by FlyingScot
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Romain Grosjean some stats on 2012 and 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3518

Re: Romain Grosjean some stats on 2012 and 2013

Grosjean is a bit of a Massa to me. Generally a good qualifier but his racecraft is next to non-existent at times (while with Massa - all the time). And that surge in form in late 2013 is a bit misleading, the Lotus was no doubt the 2nd best car on the grid. I do agree that the Lotus was probably t...
by FlyingScot
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why is Kimi so antisocial?
Replies: 95
Views: 13029

Re: Why is Kimi so antisocial?

It's hard to really tell when it's a written interview, but I doubt the quote from Romain was said with any ill-feeling or anything - you can't be sure from the context but to me it's probably just some dry humour and a bit of an exaggeration, as I'm sure it wasn't the only thing he said to him in t...
by FlyingScot
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Romain Grosjean some stats on 2012 and 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3518

Re: Romain Grosjean some stats on 2012 and 2013

James Allen did a similar comparison a few weeks ago: http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2013/12/insight-raikkonen-and-grosjeans-head-to-head-record-at-lotus/ 2013 HEAD-TO-HEAD First 10 races Out-qualified team-mate: Raikkonen 8 Grosjean 2 Wins: Raikkonen 1 Grosjean 0 Podiums: Raikkonen 6 Grosjean 2 Poin...
by FlyingScot
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 411685

Re: Annoyances

I'm gonna apologise in advance for this one, think it's largely a sore spot for me personally and I'm in a bad mood today but here it is. The media's obsession with weight and what classes as overweight. Pisses me off to start off with but then I get even more annoyed by people who are trying to pr...
by FlyingScot
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 703481

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

I'm going to treat myself to an Xbox 360 this xmas (can't justify the expense of the Xbox One). Bearing in mind I like sci-fi and military shooters, can anyone recommend what two games I should buy first? In before anyone else gets to say Mass Effect!! But seriously, Mass Effect. Join the group of ...
by FlyingScot
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: (2014) lineup changes! (Poll Exclusively Updated)
Replies: 53
Views: 7482

Re: (2014) lineup changes! (Poll Exclusively Updated)

Lotus, Grosjean, Kimi, Bianchi, Lewis In that order. I think... Will be keeping a close eye on Magnussen and Ricciardo and hoping they do well. And towards the end of the season I will be supporting anyone that looks to be in with a chance at the title that's not Vettel! (Nothing against Vettel, jus...
by FlyingScot
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel wins again
Replies: 39
Views: 5492

Re: Vettel wins again

Andy Murray?! Personality of a tree stump. Hard work, determination, perseverance are just as much part of "personality" as being funny or charismatic. Anyway, sorry for the derailing. Re: Vettel, he definitely deserves it for what he achieved this year, not surprised at all that he won i...
by FlyingScot
Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official PAUL DI RESTA Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 24098

Re: The Official PAUL DI RESTA Thread

It's funny, I was watching Andy Murray win Sports Personality of the Year tonight and he said "sorry I don't sound excited, it's just the way my voice is! I can't help it. But I really am excited." He is another Scot who is often accused of having no personality or being boring. I don't un...
by FlyingScot
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel wins again
Replies: 39
Views: 5492

Re: Vettel wins again

It's all about Andy Murray though! About time :thumbup: :-P :thumbup: :D :nod: :] :] :!:

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by FlyingScot
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso, a ruthless driver but a fine human being.
Replies: 81
Views: 13392

Re: Alonso, a ruthless driver but a fine human being.

Why are you supposed to be real when being under pressure? Why can't you be yourself when you're relaxed? People who are at the top of a sport have to be a model for youngsters, they've also made a lot of money doing what they enjoy, they have a big debt with the system so... they should repay soci...
by FlyingScot
Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Silly Season Uberthread
Replies: 519
Views: 68784

Re: 2014 Silly Season Uberthread

Thanks. :thumbup: The account is also followed by Grosjean, Lotus, Mercedes, Andrew Benson and Jonathan Noble so I'm guessing it's legit.
by FlyingScot
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Silly Season Uberthread
Replies: 519
Views: 68784

Re: 2014 Silly Season Uberthread

What about the rumour (started by Sport Bild, I believe) about Eric Boullier leaving Lotus and possibly joining Force India? That would indicate things are even worse than believed at Lotus. But as Grosjean's manager, why would he allow his driver to sign for Lotus again if he knew he was going to F...