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by Ennis
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen should have been given blue flag to let Ocon thru
Replies: 61
Views: 15313

Re: Verstappen should have been given blue flag to let Ocon

No, because then there would be an expectation for the race leader to literally slow down to let the backmarker through at a certain point. Sometimes we try to create rules to manage the exceptions, and it just introduces bigger problems. This can be avoided by backmarkers not making aggressive over...
by Ennis
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 341611

Re: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - Rich Energy unites with Haa

I'll admit, I thought Rich Energy were a bunch of fraudsters without any real cash. If they can afford title sponsorship for a pretty decent midfield car they must be more serious than I expected. Good news for Haas, anyway! I still don't understand that product or where it is sold. Has anybody tas...
by Ennis
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes flexing rear wing
Replies: 18
Views: 6418

Re: Mercedes flexing rear wing

It's only Red Bull who do flexi-shit, surely we all know this by now.
by Ennis
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 51507

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

As a good one, but not a great one, his numbers wont stack up to the very best when the physical memory of his exploits are lost to the mists of time, which probably has a lot to do with his current goal of chasing the Triple Crown, cementing his status in legend in another fashion. Those of us luc...
by Ennis
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 55921

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

I’m not a big fan of Vettel, but I don’t see him doing too much wrong here. Bottas made a desperate, late-braking lunge down the inside, with no chance of making the corner... He had a good race up until this point, then it went downhill fast. He didn't have no chance, he changed his line last mome...
by Ennis
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 55921

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

No one seems to be commenting on the Ricciardo incident in the same way they are the Vettel one. Now although I do see Bottas as at fault and have no issue with the penalty, it was clear Bottas was going to understeer (Horner said it as they approached the corner talking to the Sky commentators) an...
by Ennis
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 55921

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

. Drivers are experienced on how F1 cars brake - people overtaking "SHOULD" take that into account. Once Bottas was in full braking mode then Vettel had a duty to stay away from his line UNLESS he was clearly ahead (which he wasn't). . Vettel was nearly a whole car ahead of Bottas, and on the racin...
by Ennis
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 55921

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

"i hope he doesn't understeer" .... He was always going to. Not the cleverest of moves to put your car where Dan did. So it was Danny's fault? Again.... Seriously? Not his fault, Bottas to blame. But if you're Ricciardo you should be considering the fact that Bottas would understeer, Horner clearly...
by Ennis
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 55921

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

G926 wrote:Bottas out to collect as many cars as possible today.
I want to watch it again... but I think Vettel may be partly at fault for the first one.
by Ennis
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 55921

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Bottas aiming for revenge there.
by Ennis
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do you support who you support?
Replies: 48
Views: 11857

Re: Why do you support who you support?

Firstly nationalist, but it's Scottish rather than British so I'm kinda lacking in people to support right now. Outside of that I find myself chopping and changing based on feel. When someone says I don't support a team I just like football I think they're a weirdo, but I really am just an F1 fan. C...
by Ennis
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 55921

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

chetan_rao wrote:Vettel needs to back off, the rear right is starting to blister.
Caught between a rock and a hard place now.
by Ennis
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 55921

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Seems like a strange choice from both Ferrari and Merc.

Ferrari trying the undercut without a clear track, Mercedes releasing Vettel to attack Hamilton.
by Ennis
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Management styles in F1
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: Management styles in F1

There is always the "what" and the "how". When someone achieves something great, people often make the mistake of thinking the "how" was either correct or necessary. Often this isn't the case. Of course you need some semblance of ruthlessness in there, but there are plenty of examples of doing the ...
by Ennis
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Management styles in F1
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: Management styles in F1

There is always the "what" and the "how". When someone achieves something great, people often make the mistake of thinking the "how" was either correct or necessary. Often this isn't the case. Of course you need some semblance of ruthlessness in there, but there are plenty of examples of doing the ...
by Ennis
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Management styles in F1
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: Management styles in F1

There is always the "what" and the "how". When someone achieves something great, people often make the mistake of thinking the "how" was either correct or necessary. Often this isn't the case. Of course you need some semblance of ruthlessness in there, but there are plenty of examples of doing the "...
by Ennis
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Porsche beat Nurburgring lap record - by almost 50 seconds!
Replies: 29
Views: 6915

Re: Porsche beat Nurburgring lap record - by almost 50 secon

I am curious as to why the Porsche 956 record has stood since 1983? Surely there have been many cars capable of beating that record over the past 35 years. 1983 was apparently the last time the WEC raced there. I assume they stopped for the same reason F1 did, safety. For reference the fastest F1 t...
by Ennis
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 341611

Re: Silly Season 2019

Ricciardo’s bargaining power has halved after this drive from Verstappen today. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that Max is consistently the faster driver when he doesn’t crash out. Has it? The first one, that is. Max isn't on the market, so how does his relative pace affect Ricciardo's bargaini...
by Ennis
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Porsche beat Nurburgring lap record - by almost 50 seconds!
Replies: 29
Views: 6915

Re: Porsche beat Nurburgring lap record - by almost 50 secon

Can we get Alonso to add it to his retirement bucket list? This. Zak's a PR man, send Alonso out there in the 2012 McLaren, please. Why would Alonso bother? There is no personal glory, it is of relatively little importance among individual racing records as evidenced by the very title of this threa...
by Ennis
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Porsche beat Nurburgring lap record - by almost 50 seconds!
Replies: 29
Views: 6915

Re: Porsche beat Nurburgring lap record - by almost 50 secon

I am curious as to why the Porsche 956 record has stood since 1983? Surely there have been many cars capable of beating that record over the past 35 years. 1983 was apparently the last time the WEC raced there. I assume they stopped for the same reason F1 did, safety. For reference the fastest F1 t...
by Ennis
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lewis hamilton music career
Replies: 36
Views: 17180

Re: Lewis hamilton music career

I'm not a fan, but I'm generally not a fan of that droney, Drake-esque music. Based on his sales, it seems a lot of people are though.
by Ennis
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jolyon Palmer Column BBC Articles
Replies: 25
Views: 5214

Re: Jolyon Palmer Column BBC Articles

This Palmer article was not written by him without a shadow of doubt, the construction of the article shows it's written by a journalist and not an opinion piece. The grammar use gives it way easily. Or Palmer has been educated in how to write a news article, and he's simply capable of writing like...
by Ennis
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 French Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 33061

Re: 2018 French Grand Prix Race Thread

Don't agree with that penalty, drivers have done far worse at T1L1 and gotten away with it. I just wish stewards were consistent. Hamilton can have "understeer" and knock Rosberg out of contention in T1 and nothing happens (Canada). They've always been more lax towards teammates, I don't have a hug...
by Ennis
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Shower Thought: Constructor points instead of grid penalties
Replies: 35
Views: 6035

Re: Shower Thought: Constructor points instead of grid penal

The problem is teams will just prioritise. Tight championship with 3 races to go? Let's just give Vettel a new engine every race, most fans focus on the WDC anyways. Next year Hamilton is annoyed at not getting the same treatment, so he gets a new engine every race from the beginning of the season. ...
by Ennis
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Gaming Thread
Replies: 1929
Views: 698013

Re: The Official Gaming Thread

Scotland has had an unusual amount of sunshine and heat lately. I love sunshine. There's a novelty in sunshine in Scotland which makes you feel obliged to go outside, or at least open the curtains. Due to this my Witcher 3 time has been terrible. I went through the full game fairly quickly, but have...
by Ennis
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Standout Pole Position laps (Particularly of recent times)?
Replies: 73
Views: 19428

Re: Standout Pole Position laps (Particularly of recent time

EVERY LEWIS HAMILTON LAP EVER!!!! All 74!! :lol: I seriously and without joke hope you get some day a place in the Hamilton pit area for this! :) Talking about fan commitment! :) I'm not a fan, but I did put a lot of effort in to trying to find a sentence which would annoy both the Hamilton fans (a...
by Ennis
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Standout Pole Position laps (Particularly of recent times)?
Replies: 73
Views: 19428

Re: Standout Pole Position laps (Particularly of recent time

EVERY LEWIS HAMILTON LAP EVER!!!! All 74!!
by Ennis
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs faster safety cars!
Replies: 69
Views: 23587

Re: F1 needs faster safety cars!

I've got it! You know in Greyhound Racing they have a fake hare flying around on its own track at the side of the racing track? Well, imagine a cable suspended over the F1 track that goes around the circuit. They could suspend a flashing light which could whizz around at pretty much any speed they ...
by Ennis
Tue May 29, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How to make Monaco more exciting?
Replies: 77
Views: 14260

Re: How to make Monaco more exciting?

We know overtaking isn't easy, we know overtaking at Monaco really isn't easy, but a RBR down on power being able to comfortably hold the lead is not a good look. I do however think this partly came down to drivers. Ricciardo was leading, who nobody currently views as a real WDC threat this year as ...
by Ennis
Tue May 22, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: School shooting in Connecticut. Many dead and wounded.
Replies: 297
Views: 142861

Re: School shooting in Connecticut. Many dead and wounded.

The NRA has on outsized influence as most gun owners aren't members, and the lobbying they do is more on the behalf of gun makers than gun owners. Lots of people who own a single gun for home defense don't care about the NRA, and many other guns owners, myself included, disagree sharply with their ...
by Ennis
Mon May 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Black and orange flag is being under used
Replies: 7
Views: 3386

Re: Black and orange flag is being under used

Is this not just a modern sign of the times? We have radio now, they get told to get their pickle to the pits (ie Hamilton's headrest).
by Ennis
Fri May 18, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: School shooting in Connecticut. Many dead and wounded.
Replies: 297
Views: 142861

Re: School shooting in Connecticut. Many dead and wounded.

The NRA has on outsized influence as most gun owners aren't members, and the lobbying they do is more on the behalf of gun makers than gun owners. Lots of people who own a single gun for home defense don't care about the NRA, and many other guns owners, myself included, disagree sharply with their ...
by Ennis
Thu May 17, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes trials New Light System!
Replies: 11
Views: 3145

Re: Mercedes trials New Light System!

Toby. wrote:Seems like a waste that, given how light LEDs can be, some teams haven't moved to have LED-lit sponsors on their cars. I reckon it'd be a great move, especially for night races.
I think every race should be a night race, with the white lines on track replaced entirely with LEDs.
by Ennis
Tue May 15, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs faster safety cars!
Replies: 69
Views: 23587

Re: F1 needs faster safety cars!

Some valid points, but I don't think any are insurmountable. We already have a VSC, where all cars drive to a delta, so the principle is already tested. A SC is only brought out when it becomes desirable to bunch up the pack because of, say, debris on the track. And unless I'm mistaken, the SC is u...
by Ennis
Tue May 15, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs faster safety cars!
Replies: 69
Views: 23587

Re: F1 needs faster safety cars!

They could create an actual F1 car, with relatively basic aero and use it as a safety car. Or use something like a GP2 car. Is there a reason the safety car can't be open-wheel? The safety car is supposed to be relatively slow...Having a GP2 car at full chat would not be particularly safe if there ...
by Ennis
Tue May 15, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes trials New Light System!
Replies: 11
Views: 3145

Re: Mercedes trials New Light System!

Johnson wrote:Its probably for wet weather, because the ERS harvesting light and the wet weather lights use the same light which is far from ideal.
It's probably just to look cool as f*ck in night races. An idea I'm fully supportive of. Let's LED these bad-boys.
by Ennis
Tue May 15, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs faster safety cars!
Replies: 69
Views: 23587

Re: F1 needs faster safety cars!

Isn't that just a virtual safety car? not if only the lead car drives to a delta. It effectively becomes the SC. The rest will catch up to him as per normal SC conditions and then follow behind. Point is the delta could be a little quicker than the current SC manages. SC Driver can be trusted to ru...
by Ennis
Tue May 15, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs faster safety cars!
Replies: 69
Views: 23587

Re: F1 needs faster safety cars!

I thought of this during the last race as well. Mercedes may want their road car leading the pack for marketing reasons, but it's just not fast enough to keep heat in the tyres of the F1 cars. Maybe a proper GT variant? I'm not sure how much they want team radios, including their own drivers, to be...
by Ennis
Tue May 15, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs faster safety cars!
Replies: 69
Views: 23587

Re: F1 needs faster safety cars!

Isn't that just a virtual safety car? not if only the lead car drives to a delta. It effectively becomes the SC. The rest will catch up to him as per normal SC conditions and then follow behind. Point is the delta could be a little quicker than the current SC manages. SC Driver can be trusted to ru...
by Ennis
Tue May 15, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie buys a McLaren
Replies: 12
Views: 3650

Re: Bernie buys a McLaren

Although Bernie has made some questionable decisions while in charge of F1, I don't think his passion for the sport has ever been in doubt. I'm glad that he bought the McLaren: at least it's gone to an undoubted enthusiast I do think he's got the best intentions, and for the record I took a lot of ...