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by Balibari
Tue May 23, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nicky Hayden Suffers Severe Brain Damage in Bicycle Accdent…
Replies: 53
Views: 15580

Re: Nicky Hayden Suffers Severe Brain Damage in Bicycle Accd

Horrible, horrible news. Huge was a great racer and one of the good guys. EDIT James Toseland: "His biggest achievement is not the trophies he won, or the championship, it was the respect he got from his peers. The way everybody talks about Nicky Hayden speaks volumes for the type of person he was."
by Balibari
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Di Resta being groomed to replace Brundle?
Replies: 21
Views: 4575

Re: Is Di Resta being groomed to replace Brundle?

not keen on the screamy shouty comentators , and like to hear a calmer method Here HERE!!!! PLEASE… Rid us of Leigh Diffey!!! The humanity!!!! I cannot take his VICIOUS unwarranted attacks on my ears any longer! He was good for motorcycle racing but for F1 he is preposterously terrible. I cannot fa...
by Balibari
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Newey driving his own cars
Replies: 11
Views: 3551

Re: Newey driving his own cars

Adrian Newey's (original) GT40 after he raced it: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2752/4096063874_eaf719ddd5_z.jpg?zz=1 (flickr) Adrian Newey's lightweight E-Type after he raced it (he's crashed this one twice): http://www.auto-blog.com.mx/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/E-Type-580x300.jpg (auto-blog.com) ...
by Balibari
Thu May 26, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bianchi's Family Legal Action Against FIA, FOM, Marussia
Replies: 63
Views: 7351

Re: Bianchi's Family Legal Action Against FIA, FOM, Marussia

I seem to remember that t was reported that the brake by wire system failed on his car contributing to his crash. Bingo. From the FIA's report on the crash: 7. During the 2 seconds Bianchi’s car was leaving the track and traversing the run-off area, he applied both throttle and brake together, usin...
by Balibari
Thu May 26, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Monaco GP Practice Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 9173

Re: Monaco GP Practice Thread

Finding myself really wanting McLaren and Williams to have a good weekend.
by Balibari
Thu May 26, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Monaco: Hamilton OUT and Wehrlein IN?
Replies: 50
Views: 10587

Re: Monaco: Hamilton OUT and Wehrlein IN?

Man who was never meant to do something doesn't do it. He might have done something else but it seems unlikely. Nothing happens as a result.

How many pages can we get this to?
by Balibari
Tue May 24, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best overtakes in Monaco!
Replies: 67
Views: 7298

Re: Best overtakes in Monaco!

Ricciardo's overtake of Raikkonnen last year. 3lWrGCixIac Well that wasn't very nice. But legal - apparently! It does set a precedent that you can pit manoeuvre the car in front out of the way at Monaco, so we may see a lot more overtaking this year. Might have to beef up the left front wheel a bit...
by Balibari
Tue May 17, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best driver pairing at the moment?
Replies: 17
Views: 6585

Re: Best driver pairing at the moment?

Merc. I haven't got a handle on RBR yet and can't pick a standout from Alonso/Vettel/Hamilton. But I think Nico is currently stronger than Button and Kimi so... Merc. It's crazy close though. I wonder when was the last time there were four teams with such strong lineups (never mind the strength of t...
by Balibari
Tue May 17, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky Sports F1 Channel...
Replies: 92
Views: 28433

Re: Sky Sports F1 Channel...

Whether Murray, James Allen or Crofty, mistakes have never bothered me for some reason, I don't think I notice them as often as most. I'm only really interested in having a lead comm who can speak properly and gets excited, that's all I need from them. And an expert comm who really knows what he's t...
by Balibari
Tue May 17, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky Sports F1 Channel...
Replies: 92
Views: 28433

Re: Sky Sports F1 Channel...

It's a waste of a channel. There isn't enough content on it. I'm of the opinion that anyone watching that channel would also have an interest in MotoGP, LMP, Touring Cars, Indy Cars, Nascar, WRC, etc..... it would be worth Sky investing. I stream SSF1 through my mobile when I have a spare half an h...
by Balibari
Tue May 17, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie moves in mysterious ways...
Replies: 9
Views: 15655

Re: Bernie moves in mysterious ways...

It's a tempting thought but the Merc crash couldn't possibly have been staged, there's obviously just no way. But once that had happened could RBR have favoured Max? To be fair before the race we were told 3 stops was meant to be the quickest, and Vettel (who we would expect might be given the optim...
by Balibari
Mon May 16, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky Sports F1 Channel...
Replies: 92
Views: 28433

Re: Sky Sports F1 Channel...

I agree. I watched almost everything they aired to begin with but this season I haven't even bothered with The F1 Show, though I noticed it's gone down to just half an hour and seems to be only on race weekends now. I haven't noticed any new episodes of the Steve Rider interview series either, and t...
by Balibari
Mon May 16, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ban the Mercs! - First great race in a long time
Replies: 27
Views: 4646

Re: Ban the Mercs! - First great race in a long time

Not sure what you guys were watching but this was the most boring race of the season. Way more action in all 4 of the previous rounds. Four cars were running close together and any one of them might have won. With Merc out anything seemed possible. As ever in sport it's the anticipation and possibi...
by Balibari
Wed May 11, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mid season driver team debuts
Replies: 23
Views: 6684

Re: Mid season driver team debuts

Roberto Moreno changed from Eurobrun to Benetton in 1990 In 1991 he changed from Benetton to Jordan & then to Minardi. Michael made his debut late season with Jordan. Meh, what did he ever do? Reading this thread reinforce my existing opinion: there are many factors that might dictate success o...
by Balibari
Wed May 11, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Motorsports and Risk
Replies: 34
Views: 3665

Re: Motorsports and Risk

I'm a strong advocate for safety, but I don't perceive this as just a black and white issue. Racing is not about risking death, it is about managing risks. I accept a few certain provisions, then build my vision of safety around those parameters. The will be a driver, there will be some form of sto...
by Balibari
Wed May 11, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your biggest problems with current F1
Replies: 41
Views: 4796

Re: Your biggest problems with current F1

I understand a lot of fans want more overtaking and perhaps even more are unhappy with the level of competition. But I suspect these issues are waved about by the powers-that-be as a smokescreen to throw us off the scent. I can't help but think most fans have a deeper understanding and sympathy for ...
by Balibari
Wed May 11, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your biggest problems with current F1
Replies: 41
Views: 4796

Re: Your biggest problems with current F1

purchville wrote:
Balibari wrote:Sorry, don't know what happened there, but it seems to be five votes now.


I think you'll need to allow people to change their votes too..?

Yes, just changed selected that option.

I suddenly feel completely out of my depth in terms of internet forum protocol/etiquette/know-how!
by Balibari
Wed May 11, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your biggest problems with current F1
Replies: 41
Views: 4796

Re: Your biggest problems with current F1

Sorry, don't know what happened there, but it seems to be five votes now.
by Balibari
Tue May 10, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your biggest problems with current F1
Replies: 41
Views: 4796

Re: Your biggest problems with current F1

Tilkedroms, overtakings and customer cars. You can call me old-fashioned. @Balibari the OP: I had at least 5-6 biggest complaints, voting for 3 is way to little. The list is awesome tough, 'cause more or less, they are all spot on. I had it as five votes originally but then thought people might onl...
by Balibari
Tue May 10, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your biggest problems with current F1
Replies: 41
Views: 4796

Re: Your biggest problems with current F1

Ultimately I went for revenue, artificial overtaking and degradable tyres. But truth be told I could've made cases for at least another half dozen of the options, and most of what was listed are things I would consider some kind of issue. One option that wasn't listed that I probably would've selec...
by Balibari
Tue May 10, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your biggest problems with current F1
Replies: 41
Views: 4796

Your biggest problems with current F1

FIVE votes available Everyone talks about needing to 'fix' F1. The fans, the drivers, the journalists... everyone talks about this as if we all agree on what the problem is. If only the FIA and money-grubbing rights holders would do what we want! But what do we want? I'm just interested to see how ...
by Balibari
Tue May 03, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie blames Mercedes and Ferrari.
Replies: 18
Views: 3634

Re: Bernie blames Mercedes and Ferrari.

You're making the mistake of assuming Bernie is being serious. If you assume he's an avant garde outsider performance artist challenging our conceptions of reality and order, everything he says and does makes perfect sense.
by Balibari
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?
Replies: 135
Views: 12393

Re: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?

Lewis Hamilton is to Formula One in the same way Lady Gaga is to music. Would that mean Ayrton Senna was Madonna? When he was alive many perceived him as a bully. So, yea, you aren't far from the mark. Despite the fact that both were willing to work very hard and were ruthless, there is a vast diff...
by Balibari
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?
Replies: 135
Views: 12393

Re: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?

I have, yes. I don't agree it's just what you say above, although that's part of it sure. But I don't agree with his assessment This week there have been threads criticizing Alonso, Vettel and now Hamilton's personalities. If we want our drivers to be open and honest human beings then we have to be...
by Balibari
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?
Replies: 135
Views: 12393

Re: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?

Glad to see people jumping down someone's throat for some out of context quotes. Firstly, he's speaking in the context of an overall conversation. Secondly, he's highlighting that he WORKS to promote the sport more than anyone else ever has. I don't think he's saying that he is the best promotion /...
by Balibari
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?
Replies: 135
Views: 12393

Re: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?

Yes I have. He's basically just saying he feels no responsibility to sort out the current state the sport is in. Have you? I've actually read what was said and thus been able to ignore the misleading way it was framed in the linked article. I suggest you watch the video. There's a 40 second unedite...
by Balibari
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettels post race rant to Kyvat [MERGED]
Replies: 229
Views: 24419

Re: A crime against the racing gods – Heidfeld

Where was that sense of humour when he was in F1?

(Technically shouldn't this thread be called 'A cwime against the racing gods'?)
by Balibari
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?
Replies: 135
Views: 12393

Re: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?

I'm interested to read what people's thoughts as to what he owes F1 are! I think owe is a funny word in this context as it doesn't really mean what it does normally (to me anyway). He doesn't owe the sport anything in the sense it's a business he turned up and did his job then went home. I usually ...
by Balibari
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?
Replies: 135
Views: 12393

Re: Hamilton best promoter of the sport of all time?

I'm interested to read what people's thoughts as to what he owes F1 are! I think owe is a funny word in this context as it doesn't really mean what it does normally (to me anyway). He doesn't owe the sport anything in the sense it's a business he turned up and did his job then went home. I usually ...
by Balibari
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Very interesting podcast with Ross Brawn and Nick Fry
Replies: 75
Views: 8594

Re: Very interesting podcast with Ross Brawn and Nick Fry

I always thought the pressure got to Button in the second half of that season. Apparently, Ross Brawn thinks so, too. Which is a different tale to having had built a strong lead Button then just did what he needed to. There's also the story that lack of development meant Brawn lost their advantage ...
by Balibari
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Chinese Grand Prix Practice Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 4923

Re: 2016 Chinese Grand Prix Practice Thread

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/grosjean-ridiculous-tyre-pressure-limits-making-haas-car-undriveable-687255/ ...and it seems the high tyre pressures are making at least one driver unhappy. According to Grosjean they are 4-5psi more than they've used in the past. It seems Pirelli agree that grip i...
by Balibari
Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vintage F1 thread
Replies: 180
Views: 298748

Re: Vintage F1 thread

As if to illustrate POB's point, here are some of the wing iterations they tried on the Brabham BT23C F2 during 1968: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/05/41/8b/05418b9834cf50f19852b1e964d7ceee.jpg (pinterest) http://www.statsf1.com/constructeurs/photos/18/642.jpg (statsf1) https://s-media-c...
by Balibari
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso v Herbert
Replies: 211
Views: 31612

Re: Alonso v Herbert

slide wrote:for such a good driver Alonso lacks a bit of style and class sometimes - that's the difference between him and lewis

I'll be a lucky chap if anything else today makes me laugh as much as this did.
by Balibari
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Very interesting podcast with Ross Brawn and Nick Fry
Replies: 75
Views: 8594

Very interesting podcast with Ross Brawn and Nick Fry

It seems the RAC and Motor Sport magazine have teamed up to make a new 'talk show'. The first installment is a lengthy interview with Ross Brawn and Nick Fry about 2009. I've always said nobody says anything interesting until they leave the sport. While there are no big surprises there are refreshin...
by Balibari
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers and glasses (Hamilton's glasses)
Replies: 29
Views: 16524

Re: Drivers and glasses (Hamilton's glasses)

Oh yeah, the question. Hulk and Gutierrez both need glasses but generally wear contacts: https://41.media.tumblr.com/f45fe043573b9d8dfc9f6914e0768a28/tumblr_inline_nmazowuMyk1t5b24o_540.jpg http://41.media.tumblr.com/0a50ccbd281102bf66cfbec3d2f23568/tumblr_ncwxwhYQXZ1rkf8p9o1_500.jpg pics from tumbl...
by Balibari
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers and glasses (Hamilton's glasses)
Replies: 29
Views: 16524

Re: Drivers and glasses (Hamilton's glasses)

I noticed (and then someone else pointed out on Sky at the weekend) that he tends to put them on as he approaches a screen or is handed a printout, which is just what you'd do if you were long sighted. I'm suspicious they're actually prescription but he doesn't want to admit he needs glasses. I hope...
by Balibari
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Commentator Responsibility
Replies: 39
Views: 10528

Re: Commentator Responsibility

I just want to get your thoughts on the Formula 1 commentators (Sky) and their responsibility with promoting the sport and creating excitement for fans. Here is why I bring this up. Yes, I agree the new qualifying format doesn't work. However, for me it provides the same excitement as the format be...
by Balibari
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: James Allison
Replies: 3
Views: 3317

Re: James Allison

Jesus, that's simply horrible. Apparently she was a charity worker and singer. Nobody knew she had meningitis so her death came as a shock. Abridged quote from JA: "I have lost a wife of such dazzling splendour that I scarcely dare type lest I fail to do justice to what she meant to me and to m...
by Balibari
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best / most complete source of F1 Statistics?
Replies: 13
Views: 2761

Re: Best / most complete source of F1 Statistics?

Forix. I no longer have a subscription (though it's not too expensive and you also get free access with an Autosport sub) and can't remember if they offer things like safety car probability. But it's the most extensive F1 stats resource there is.
by Balibari
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso v Herbert
Replies: 211
Views: 31612

Re: Alonso v Herbert

We bemoan the bland corporate presence of automaton drivers (not to mention the soft soap of pundits too fearful to commit to an opinion on anything) but never, ever, miss an opportunity to slate that driver on the rare occasion he shoots from the hip or shows some personality. Every time.