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by simonr23
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 23019

Re: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

Once the first car goes out for P1. Australia will likely pay them to make a bigger mess than we have.
by simonr23
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 76670

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

F1 cancelled. It’s on the fia website apparently. Local broadcasters read the statement.
by simonr23
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 76670

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Apparently Vettel and Kimi have boarded a plane already.
by simonr23
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 23019

Re: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

There are tweets from our domestic, support categories that say they are still happening. All track staff have been told to attend.

If f1 is cancelled, at least we know that our local citizens aren’t worth protecting.
by simonr23
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 22290

Re: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus

Yeah, it’s funny how Australia will ban travel from Italy from 6pm tonight (eve of f1)

Must some some good money coming in...
by simonr23
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MOTO GP cancelled in Qatar.
Replies: 28
Views: 10940

Re: MOTO GP cancelled in Qatar.

I wonder if there Are any questions about Melbourne- or the next 2 races, going ahead.

Am in Australia, and so far no news suggesting it’ll be cancelled. Things do seem to be progressing for the worse though- on the corona front :(
by simonr23
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races in 2020
Replies: 176
Views: 27996

Re: Sprint races in 2020

I wonder if equal points for quali AND race results were up for grabs, would that make things more exciting. With the race grid a full reverse of quali results. With the same quali and race formats as now.
by simonr23
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 81
Views: 11276

Re: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix

If a driver isn’t off the track, unless all 4 wheels are outside the white lines, wouldn’t racing room only need to be enough space left, that allows part of a competitor car’s tyres to be in contact with this line- allowing for walls and obstacles, too.
by simonr23
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Radical idea- enforce track limits on all tracks
Replies: 40
Views: 6807

Re: Radical idea- enforce track limits on all tracks

Perhaps where a steward/camera and AI decides it was an error/cheat manoeuvre, the car is reduced to 50% throttle for 1 second for the first penalty (1 warning- if not blatant) and 2 seconds, 3 seconds for subsequent infractions. I believe the track limit is the limit. Drivers should treat it like a...
by simonr23
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 29182

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Martin making excuses for seb. The footage shows him look to the left as the Renault’s approach AND again before/as lance approaches. Was deliberate and informed.
by simonr23
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Radical idea- enforce track limits on all tracks
Replies: 40
Views: 6807

Radical idea- enforce track limits on all tracks

Crazy idea. Maybe the stewards could enforce track limits on the full length of each track, in all sessions- with discretion used where extraordinary circumstances are present.

I otherwise don’t know why they both marking track boundaries and referencing them in documentation.
by simonr23
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible Qualifying farce solution.
Replies: 58
Views: 7245

Re: Possible Qualifying farce solution.

I think there should be a maximum lap time allowed- both for outlaps and another for cooldown laps. Maybe a 120% of a time derived from P1-P3 stats.
by simonr23
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 31246

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Albon got done in q1 and was closer to the white line than Vettel. So poor professionalism from the stewards.
by simonr23
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: R. I. P. Anthoine Hubert.....
Replies: 27
Views: 6793

Re: R. I. P. Anthoine Hubert.....

I read on a Motorsport feed, that he has leg fractures and minor spinal injury. Nothing more than that. I believe this was a quote from the team.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/09/01/co ... spa-crash/
by simonr23
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 42571

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Cmax, then do another lap. The bollard (and the space after it) is to be treated as a wall.
by simonr23
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 362
Views: 41056

Re: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Not a max fan, but as a end of race move, I’m ok with it. The contact was incidental, rather than deliberate. Drifting wide and crowding out the outside driver, is more often then not, not penalised, and on that basis, I think this move shouldn’t be.
by simonr23
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 76463

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

With no mech failures and/or 3rd party influence, Lewis will win. Then I’m not sure between Seb and Charles. Both I feel will either be 2nd, or 4th(depending how well the Ferrari’s do) then Max. I don’t see Dan staying top 6 either. If everyone in the top 6 teams has simple races, 6th will be a ‘win...
by simonr23
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 28351

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

I feel Max is faster than Dan. I think he may be the fastest on the grid. This year he also seems to race better, so I think if Dan was his teammate again, it would be quite consistent- that max quali and race position, would be ahead of Dan. I think Dan is in the top group of drivers. It’s just tha...
by simonr23
Sun May 26, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 51253

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Gio gets 10 secs. Further evidence that the max penalty was poor. One was a race track incident, one was in the controlled, safe space.
by simonr23
Sun May 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 51253

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

fairy cakes penalty.

Norris ruining ric/mag race prospects.
by simonr23
Tue May 07, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 4th in the WCC
Replies: 21
Views: 7450

Re: 4th in the WCC

I’m a Ricc fan, but I can’t honestly pick a winner. I exclude Haas and TR, but that’s as far as I’ll commit.
by simonr23
Wed May 01, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Planet F1 Driver Ratings 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 32775

Re: Planet F1 Driver Ratings 2019

Max, Charles, valterri.

Lewis, hulk, kimi,

Kvyat, sainz, norris, Perez

Albon, Danny,

Others

Stroll, kubica
by simonr23
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 54015

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Why did the commentators say things so incorrectly today. Leclerc and Kvyat both kept getting demonised by them. Incorrectly.
by simonr23
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 54015

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel used drs when he was 1.1* secs behind at the detection point. He was also 1.1* behind at the activation point.

Also- agreed about kyvat. Did nothing wrong.
by simonr23
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie Hosted Breakaway Series Talk
Replies: 16
Views: 4343

Re: Bernie Hosted Breakaway Series Talk

That’s true for most people over 40yo.
by simonr23
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 10402

Re: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019

According to Ross Brawn he was found in his room, already deceased. Very sad.
by simonr23
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 10402

Re: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019

Pulmonary embolism is the mentioned cause of death. These can easily develop from a DVT- themselves something that can develop from long-haul air travel. If you have an achy calf/thigh in the hours/days after a long flight, feel the temperature and look for any signs of that leg looking slightly puf...
by simonr23
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA hints at grid penalty alternatives
Replies: 101
Views: 18831

Re: FIA hints at grid penalty alternatives

If spending needs to be curtailed, have the limit and once they’re used up, no more race action. Allow the teams to salvage what they can from each engine/motor/etc to bodge up a working car, until everything has been exhausted. There likely isn’t an answer that will satisfy all possibilities and be...
by simonr23
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA hints at grid penalty alternatives
Replies: 101
Views: 18831

Re: FIA hints at grid penalty alternatives

They’ll duck it up and it’ll end up with drivers being in the negative.
by simonr23
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 58761

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

While the engines are fragile in the red bull, the chassis is certainly tough! Took more hits than a hippie in Amsterdam.
by simonr23
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 58761

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Ricc is impressive today. I’m just waiting for his car to have an issue now :(
by simonr23
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Racing Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 47016

Re: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Racing Thread

This race really highlighted the fact that it’s a 2 tier (at least) championship. Kimi in 6th, was on the tail of the Renault in 7th. With a safety car and without any strangeness!
by simonr23
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 34750

Re: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

Gosh, did he aim for the critter! Was sad and sweet hearing the commentary guys realise what the ‘slick surface’ was for.
by simonr23
Sun May 27, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 106
Views: 31540

Re: Who is the best F1 driver ever?

I feel Lance Stroll needs to mentioned. You need to be a top-shelf bullshit artist to have a seat in f1 and be so mediocre in your second season, AND still be in the series.
by simonr23
Sun May 27, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 31
Views: 8538

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Monaco Grand Prix

Bang on mate. Intelligent addition to the conversation. I feel like I’m one step closer to understanding my place in the universe for witnessing your display of understanding.
by simonr23
Sun May 27, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 84647

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

I had forgotten about the relationship of the mgu-k on the braking effect on the rear end, via engine braking when it’s functioning correctly.
by simonr23
Sun May 27, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 84647

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

So I was somewhat correct above. The motor itself wasn’t functioning. Both as a generator and as a power supply when under accelerating.
by simonr23
Sun May 27, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 84647

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

What was ric’s issue?

I’m guessing the batts weren’t providing power anywhere near 100% capacity/load and were constantly trying to recharge? Batt management system error, or similar?
by simonr23
Sat May 12, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 279
Views: 39287

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

What do we think the chances are of it being ready for qualifying? Similar to him being there next year(or the finish of this year...)

Edit- wow, that’s maggotted! Lol at the comm guys. “Might not make qauli” hmm, I think it might not do well for tomorrow.