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by Blake
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the Ferrari engine the weakest on the grid right now?
Replies: 34
Views: 4252

Re: Is the Ferrari engine the weakest on the grid right now?

it,s good to see that the forum is still the same old friendly, inviting place.
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by Blake
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20914

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

You see, herein lies the current problem. People immediately jumped to the conclusion it was deliberate targeted racism against a black person, and the media was more than happy to run with that idea for both financial and ideological reasons. Now that it's been proved that it was a complete non-ev...
by Blake
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20914

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Thanks, Kleefton. It is true that it is cities like New York, Chicago and L.A. Contribute greatly to our economy and the Federal coffers, which is why it is so ironic that they are the ones accused of draining it. Just ascribe wanted his lemmings to "Liberate" states (with Democratic governors) duri...
by Blake
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20914

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Now, to respond to the question of where are the Americans on this thread. No, I have not been hiding, afraid to face the forum. The simple truth is, that coming and posting at PF1 was not something that crossed my mind, I have far too many other concerns to deal with... Great post Blake. All the b...
by Blake
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20914

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Now, to respond to the question of where are the Americans on this thread. No, I have not been hiding, afraid to face the forum. The simple truth is, that coming and posting at PF1 was not something that crossed my mind, I have far too many other concerns to deal with. I will first address the racia...
by Blake
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20914

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

This is now 90% politics and 10% race (if even that), when you start executing African Amercian police officers that served the community for over 40 years (just one of many African American Law Enforcement Officers that have been executed), or spray painting F Israel on the side of a Synagoge befo...
by Blake
Sun May 24, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is liberty going to kill F1?
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Is liberty going to kill F1?

It can be argued that F1 was dying before Liberty bought it.
by Blake
Sun May 24, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3758
Views: 1141514

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Asphalt_World wrote:Ok, as requested, still having to log in each time, adverts taking up an incredible amount of space and they don't load instantly, leading to the screen shifting a few times over a couple of seconds, often leading to me clicking in the wrong place!
ditto
by Blake
Tue May 19, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the current grid weak?
Replies: 84
Views: 7697

Re: Vettel: What do you think he should do next?

I've only seen one person drive this narrative strongly and that's Mikey. I agree that the grid is young and unproven, but hardly weak or one of the weakest since the dinosaurs. The general argumentation hasn't been very satisfying and is too results oriented. I'd sum up the grid (assuming Vettel i...
by Blake
Tue May 19, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Carlos Sainz Jr. Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 14378

Re: The Official Carlos Sainz Jr. Thread

The more I think about the Sainz move to Ferrari the more I like it for both him and Leclerc (and Ferrari). Sainz has already demonstrated long stretches of quite uncanny race consistency and an excellent ability to manage his race and cash in. I think he could teach Leclerc quite a lot on that fro...
by Blake
Tue May 19, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel: What do you think he should do next?
Replies: 52
Views: 5973

Re: Vettel: What do you think he should do next?

" Vettel: What do you think he should do next? (A) Retire immediate (B) See out whatever exists of the 2020 season then retire (C) Go to a tier-2 team (McLaren etc) (D) Race in another series (E) Race his guts out in 2020 to raise his stock and then see how he feels " This one's too easy........ .....
by Blake
Tue May 12, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 17107

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

One name I saw tossed out for Seb's seat was Sainz...supposedly there has been talk of that matchup recently.
by Blake
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future
Replies: 41
Views: 10356

Re: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future

To be fair we only have a thread like this twice a year because Ferrari says it might not need F1 twice a year. Quite: Ferrari is always trying to get its own way by threatening to leave F1. It has bullied its way into an unfair cut of the prize money and will do anything to maintain its advantages...
by Blake
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future
Replies: 41
Views: 10356

Re: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future

However, whether they were at the front of not, they were still there. That is not the same as Ferrari being out of the sport. There is always beating the "red devils" if nothing else. Even during their 22 years of not winning championships, they were there, they competed, their fans were there, and...
by Blake
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future
Replies: 41
Views: 10356

Re: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future

Perhaps you should read the article, frenk. Actually, he makes some sense in what he is saying. The vitriol displayed in your post suggest that there is probably nothing Ferrari could have said that you would not take exception to. From an earlier post by you: "Michael Schumacher is the Lance Armstr...
by Blake
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72534

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

I other news, I've almost finished my first toilet roll of the lockdown, so only 4 more of my stash to go!!!! Admittedly I'm living by myself, but only 1 roll in 2.5 weeks, did people really think they'd get through 50 rolls or more before all the new rules were laxed? We are two and got over 3 rol...
by Blake
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RIP - Sir Stirling Moss
Replies: 18
Views: 5999

Re: RIP - Sir Stirling Moss

My first racing hero back in the 50s, I loved his first two books and my name was on the library card every year for years, often back-to-back. I remember being devastated when he had that horrendous accident in '62 that ended his F1 career and praying that he would survive. It was difficult getting...
by Blake
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72534

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Chicken or egg? Consumers require a price point, that price point dictates the labour cost. I'm not defending organisations, but it wouldn't be possible to sell the phones at the price they are sold at now if they were suddenly made in a country at Western minimum wage levels. Apple are reporting a...
by Blake
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72534

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Chicken or egg? Consumers require a price point, that price point dictates the labour cost. I'm not defending organisations, but it wouldn't be possible to sell the phones at the price they are sold at now if they were suddenly made in a country at Western minimum wage levels. Apple are reporting a...
by Blake
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72534

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

I see what Marko is getting at. This virus is here to stay, so if getting it is an inevitability at some point then get it over and done with early on while everything is in lockdown and hopefully develop some immunity. It's still very foolish though, for multiple reasons. - The reason for the wide...
by Blake
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual race!
Replies: 119
Views: 28463

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

I just watched the 2nd NASCAR virtual race, and was surprised at it to be honest. Apparently it is generating a following and even team sponsors are getting on board.
by Blake
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which F1 team principal are you?
Replies: 34
Views: 6752

Re: Which F1 team principal are you?

Following j man's lead and retook the quiz being a total jerk. I got Enzo Ferrari !!!
:lol:
by Blake
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which F1 team principal are you?
Replies: 34
Views: 6752

Re: Which F1 team principal are you?

Another Steiner here too.
by Blake
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72534

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

The economic impact of a lockdown is simply too great. Spend the money on testing and isolate all the old folks 60 and above on a warm, sunny island for 30 days. Get the people back to work and start contributing to the economy. Inevitably there'll still be deaths but it's likely to be much less an...
by Blake
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72534

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Young people are wholly and completely correct that Covid-19 represents a very small risk Study of a random 355 death subset from the 6000+ deaths in Italy https://i.postimg.cc/cLBG1RJR/Italy-Covid-Deaths-By-Age.png Over half the dead were over 80, just 5 were under 40 and NONE under 30 How many of...
by Blake
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?
Replies: 297
Views: 75056

Re: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break

Indeed the shorter the season than the more chance of Bottas beating Hamilton. the Not at all. One driver (it could be Lewis) gets off to a great start, then the other driver has less races to make up the difference. The assumption that a shorter season hurts Lewis more than Bottas is a bit ridicul...
by Blake
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?
Replies: 297
Views: 75056

Re: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break

Just a thought but depending on what happens with the Coronavirus outbreak - and I'm speaking purely in terms of the F1 records he is chasing - Lewis might actually stand to benefit from it. Liberty and the FIA are still doing their best to salvage the 2020 season and, at last count, were looking a...
by Blake
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72534

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Vettel Fan wrote:So dumb. They're making a big deal over nothing.
tell that to the dead and dying.
:x
by Blake
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72534

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

I am curious. Is F1 going to wave the tens of millions fees they charge venue to host events? The crowds (tickets & concessions) are the only revenue the tracks have to recoup their fees. Why should any venue pay $30 million (+/-) to F1 to let the sport use their track. As I understand it, the track...
by Blake
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 21728

Re: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus

I suspect you are right, lano. I suspect there will be races cancelled at the very least and fear for the season. Here in the USA the NBA has suspended their season, the NCAA basketball tourney will be played with our fans in the stands, other major sports have also suspended activity as well. When ...
by Blake
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19841

Re: London suggestions please

I just got back to the states tonight. I'd like to be able to say that I had a great time in London and the area, however... The first night I took the underground from Heathrow to the city and had a good time. Picadilly, Trafalgar Square, and surrounding areas, even visited the Hippodome and ate at...
by Blake
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19841

Re: London suggestions please

From Heathrow you could drive to the New Forest in just over an hour and visit the Beaulieu motor museum. Some beautiful towns villages and pubs close by as well. I second that, New Forest is great. Or similarly the Cotswolds, awesome drives and picturesque villages. Thanks, guys. I hadn't heard th...
by Blake
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19841

Re: London suggestions please

Yet another great idea, thanks, AW
by Blake
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19841

Re: London suggestions please

Thanks, Option. It was just a thought. What about Aston Martin?
by Blake
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19841

Re: London suggestions please

Thank you, Black Flag. That helps a lot. Our current plan is will the first afternoon and evening in London proper, then take the rental car to the " country" Just avoid getting in London with the car. You'll have to pay the congestion charge (in week days) and also a pain in the backside to park (...
by Blake
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19841

Re: London suggestions please

Thank you, Black Flag. That helps a lot. Our current plan is will the first afternoon and evening in London proper, then take the rental car to the " country"
by Blake
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bob Varsha fighting cancer
Replies: 12
Views: 2989

Re: Bob Varsha fighting cancer

Saddening to hear. I really, really enjoyed his commentary when he was doing F1. Really sharp guy. Understatement of this new decade. LOL Bob is an attorney who practiced successfully for a number of years before transitioning to his life long passion for motorsport and he was a natural from early ...
by Blake
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc extends Ferrari deal (2024)
Replies: 40
Views: 5214

Re: Leclerc extends Ferrari deal (2024)

For Leclerc do you think that he easily walks into either the Mercedes or Red Bull teams? Yes, unless an existing driver on one of those teams were to block him. Two reasons: 1) to get a driver with promise, 2) to get him out of the Ferrari. I don't understand why you think that it might be as defi...
by Blake
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19841

Re: London suggestions please

An idea... rental car.
Heathrow to Windsor Castle to McLaren, Woking, to Surrey and back to Heathrow. Too ambitious??? Feasible??? I have no idea of how long a Windsor tour would take...and/or McLaren???
by Blake
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc extends Ferrari deal (2024)
Replies: 40
Views: 5214

Re: Leclerc extends Ferrari deal (2024)

pokerman wrote: For Leclerc do you think that he easily walks into either the Mercedes or Red Bull teams?
Yes, unless an existing driver on one of those teams were to block him. Two reasons: 1) to get a driver with promise, 2) to get him out of the Ferrari.