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by Argentum
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19851

Re: London suggestions please

Great read Blake. Glad that despite our efforts to frustrate you, you enjoyed your short stay.

If you ever get a chance for a longer visit, then, as Minchy said, head north for a bit (he's a White Rose, I'm a Red). It's really quite nice up here
by Argentum
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 73936

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

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by Argentum
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 21731

Re: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus

The FIA Sporting Regulations state that the Championship will still count so long as 8 races are held. This means 14 can be cancelled and we will still have a championship winner. They also state that an event can only be cancelled if fewer than 12 cars are available. As only 4 teams are potentiall...
by Argentum
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 21731

Re: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus

The FIA Sporting Regulations state that the Championship will still count so long as 8 races are held. This means 14 can be cancelled and we will still have a championship winner. They also state that an event can only be cancelled if fewer than 12 cars are available. As only 4 teams are potentiall...
by Argentum
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 21731

Re: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus

Think we should be more concerned if any travel restrictions imposed affect Pirelli
by Argentum
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 73936

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

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by Argentum
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 73936

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4168/34681192475_274abd61b1_b.jpg Most loved French car ever... I don't know one French driver of my generation or older who didn't drive one, at least once. My best friend had one. I loved them - they had everything that you needed, and nothing that you didn't need I ...
by Argentum
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 73936

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

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by Argentum
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 73936

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

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by Argentum
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 73936

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

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by Argentum
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 73936

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

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Perry McCarthy (The original, black Stig), after a coming together with John "Butcher" Booth (later to be Team Principal of Marussia, Manor, et al) at Oulton Park

Yes, I do know he's actually #19
by Argentum
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 820
Views: 319242

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Just come across this article. Not sure if this is the appropriate thread. Sad story nonetheless

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/news ... rd-attempt
by Argentum
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari - A secret brew
Replies: 16
Views: 4713

Re: Ferrari - A secret brew

The oft-quoted rule on fuel is that it is '99% identical' to pump fuel. The remaining 1%, however, apparently makes a lot of difference... I thought I read once that our DNA was 99% the same as monkeys, so depending on your viewpoint, that 1% can make a big difference or none at all... I believe th...
by Argentum
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 72929

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

Abd therein lies your problem, as many others do not. They are not synonyms To go away from motorsport as an example: Jesse Owens' World Record for 100m was 10.2 seconds - a time now regularly achieved by many US college sprinters. Would you consider that each of those is better than Owens? Or woul...
by Argentum
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 72929

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

I think you've done a very good job of creating a metric for the most successful drivers ever. Best though is a different story. I admire your effort. Well to my mind 'most successful' still = 'best' I'm afraid . How can you claim to be the best at something if you haven't proved it by results? Per...
by Argentum
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 72929

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

A lot of people make the point that success in F1 is car-dependent. Fair enough, but as I think I said, the best drivers tend to get the best cars, so isn't the playing field thus level again? Maybe it's the statistican in me that wants to define numerically who is the best ! Maybe my way is not th...
by Argentum
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13312

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

my argument is will that be it? One day hey it's only a gearbox next day hey it's only a front wing. I keep saying this and hopefully there are others that support this, F1 is not other series let the team be creative let the teams innovate let them test and from this we get great racing . When has...
by Argentum
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 27739

Re: My god I love Le Mans

MistaVega23 wrote:2/3 for Fernando
Yep.

Can't help but feel that's sealed his fate as an F1 driver, and that he (and most likely McLaren) will do a full season of Indycar next year, to give him a proper go at the Indy 500.
by Argentum
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:44 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

Not recent, But Keke Rosberg at Silverstone in 1985. I think the first ever F1 lap with an average over 160 mph If memory serves, I think he had already won pole, but the lap was just below 160. So, Williams put on another set of qualy tyres, and he just went for it. I was on the outside of Becketts...
by Argentum
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas F1
Replies: 85
Views: 35160

Re: Haas F1

[tweet][/tweet] If at first you don't force a VSC, try again. Re: Ferrari Haas, Aus GP 2018 :thumbdown: Don't choke on those sour grapes. If anyone is suggesting that was deliberate, I can only imagine that every team on the grid is now dangling a king's ransom in front of the Ferrari strategists, ...
by Argentum
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari might leave F1
Replies: 87
Views: 23003

Re: Ferrari might leave F1

If Ferrari were to leave F1, both would survive, but both would be diminished. Never say never, but I still think it unlikely that they would, and the soundbites coming out so far seem like early stage "line in the sand" bargaining positions. Even if Ferrari do not get everything they want from F1, ...
by Argentum
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dan Gurney... RIP
Replies: 13
Views: 8684

Re: Dan Gurney... RIP

The racing world lost one of it's greatest today as Dan Gurney passed away at the age of 86. There is so much that could be said of Gurney, and I seem to recall a thread years ago on Gurney, his reputation and his accomplishments. For those who are not of the 60s and follow only F1, he may be only ...
by Argentum
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bathurst 1000
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Re: Bathurst 1000

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/916573098274463744 That's the pole lap from earlier today. Lap of the Gods MKII. Thanks JackAttack for posting this. I wouldn't put it up there with Murphs but Christ it was a good lap. As a lifelong Ford and Dickie Johnson fan it'd be very sweet to see the #17 ...
by Argentum
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What you listening too?
Replies: 554
Views: 289859

Re: What you listening too?

mcdo wrote:
DOLOMITE wrote:Lesser known but brilliant Led Zeppelin track Travelling Riverside Blues (orig Robert Johnson)

and the sublime Josefin Ohrn Take Me Beyond. Mazzy Star meets early Stereolab.
You're speaking my language, I'm definitely going checking this out

It's brilliant!
by Argentum
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 72766

Re: Unpopular opinions

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by Argentum
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Yellow Jersey" in Formula One
Replies: 35
Views: 10598

Re: "Yellow Jersey" in Formula One

Well, seeing as we have to have these things, I think they ought to be whichever colour each driver deems to be the least distracting.

Who wants a bright yellow halo and upright stuck right in front of their face?
by Argentum
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big three drivers - who had the lowest 'low point'?
Replies: 110
Views: 21359

Re: Big three drivers - who had the lowest 'low point'?

BIB--Why should this be taken in mitigation? The rules were new for everyone? What about Ric having to adapt and adjust to a new team environment? Genuine question:- what does BIB mean? I've looked on Google, and some of the results are frankly ace, lol ! But can't find one that makes sense in the ...
by Argentum
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big three drivers - who had the lowest 'low point'?
Replies: 110
Views: 21359

Re: Big three drivers - who had the lowest 'low point'?

BIB--Why should this be taken in mitigation? The rules were new for everyone? What about Ric having to adapt and adjust to a new team environment? Genuine question:- what does BIB mean? I've looked on Google, and some of the results are frankly ace, lol ! But can't find one that makes sense in the ...
by Argentum
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Photos & such
Replies: 27
Views: 26572

Re: Photos & such

Hey Blake, seem to remember that you live in Lincoln, Nebraska. Are you in the path of the total eclipse in a few weeks? And will you be taking/sharing any photos? Indeed, I am in the path... about 120 miles west of Lincoln, but definitely in a good place for it. A few miles off the optimum though....
by Argentum
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your Favourite Sports Stars
Replies: 13
Views: 19305

Re: Your Favourite Sports Stars

F1 Jim Clark Jacky Ickx James Hunt Other Motorsport Gerry Marshall Henri Pescarolo Derek Bell Football Ronaldinho Gerd Muller Franz Beckenbauer Paulo Maldini Kenny Dalglish Motorbikes Phil Read Barry Sheene Rugby (both codes) Adrian Morley Jason Robinson Gareth Edwards Cricket David Gower Shane Warn...
by Argentum
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Photos & such
Replies: 27
Views: 26572

Re: Photos & such

Hey Blake, seem to remember that you live in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Are you in the path of the total eclipse in a few weeks? And will you be taking/sharing any photos?
by Argentum
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Restart idea
Replies: 63
Views: 13221

Re: Restart idea

Personally I would just do away with the safety car. If we have a safety car then I think the current system is a good one. Yes it can get a little sketchy but we so rarely see any mishaps I thin the drivers know what they are doing. Or the opposite, have a proper safety car, what causes frustratio...