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by Yellowbin74
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72491

Re: Coronavirus cancellations?

So since McLaren have withdrawn even if the race goes ahead no points will be awarded, is that right? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/51849163 If a team was prohibited from racing, it would be a non championship race. If a team withdraws themselves, then it's a championship race. That's how I ...
by Yellowbin74
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 77938

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

I mean come on, it's not like one of the Ferrari drivers is managed by somebody who's dad happens to work fairly high up in the FIA is it..

The timing of the release, the vagueness, the lack of substance - it's a right mess.
by Yellowbin74
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will be the next new WDC
Replies: 24
Views: 3924

Re: Who will be the next new WDC

Voted Max - I think he just edges out Charles.
by Yellowbin74
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 77938

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

I'd like to hope they haven't been doing anything dodgy. It did seem strange though how both Ferrari's struggled off the line and had a race pace inconsistent with the second half of the year.
by Yellowbin74
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault disqualified from Japanese GP!
Replies: 78
Views: 14704

Re: Renault disqualified from Japanese GP!

UnlikeUday wrote:It is believed Racing Point knew about this since June!!!!!!!!!!! Wonder why they waited for so long?
My thinking would be so that there is a good chance of having to give up more points?

Renault had a bit of a shaky start to 2019, there was less to be gained from doing so maybe?
by Yellowbin74
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Scrap wing mirrors
Replies: 18
Views: 4887

Re: Scrap wing mirrors

I've been saying this for years - two small cameras, one either side.

Small TFT for each for the driver.
by Yellowbin74
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault disqualified from Japanese GP!
Replies: 78
Views: 14704

Re: Renault using a Illegal Braking System?

Reminds me of when BAR got banned for 2 races for using fuel as ballast.
by Yellowbin74
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48399

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Even in the worst case scenario where a driver has time for a free stop and does it only to get the fastest lap, it's still better than the alternative where exactly nothing happens. Better in what way though. It's not like the director suddenly focuses in on it. We tend to just see the mark appear...
by Yellowbin74
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari team orders in Russia
Replies: 50
Views: 5253

Re: Ferrari team orders in Russia

I think that as soon as Ferrari discussed their "plans", Seb had one thing in mind - he was ALWAYS going to say "I just got a good start so I deserve to stay here", regardless of whether it was true or not. I also can't help but feel that Seb thrashed his car so much to build a gap, that it contribu...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Following Singapore, which team will win the most races?
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

Re: Following Singapore, which team will win the most races?

Voted Merc. The slow lap times to allow Ferrari to stretch the stop, coupled with multiple late safety cars meant they didn't suffer the tyre deg they often get. Spa - one more lap Lewis probably would have won. Italy - if the stewards hadn't bottled it Lewis probably would have won (or at least a M...
by Yellowbin74
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174122

Re: Silly Season 2020!

Grosjean rewarding his new contract by doing another typical grosjean move. Ugh.
by Yellowbin74
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20175

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

If it was almost anywhere but Singapore, Charles wouldn't have been able to back everyone up.

Lewis would probably have won through better tyre life.

Some strange strategy calls, and it wasn't a classic race, but the Ferrari driver dynamic will be very interesting in the coming races.
by Yellowbin74
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20175

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Good to see Vettel win a race, payback perhaps for what happened in Monza in respect to Leclerc, also we see just how much the Mercedes strategy team rely on having the fastest car and uncomplicated races. I don't think they did that bad a job. They risked a podium trying to get a win and it didn't...
by Yellowbin74
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 15314

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

After Bottas crashed, the camera director first showed Wolff & then Ocon!!!!! ...and? What am I not getting? I presume that the implication is that they are suggesting Wollf will be thinking "I made the wrong choice" and Ocon will be thinking "Seriously, they chose him over me?" On a less soap oper...
by Yellowbin74
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 driver for Haas F1
Replies: 41
Views: 5991

Re: 2020 driver for Haas F1

I just cannot fathom this decision.
by Yellowbin74
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174122

Re: Silly Season 2020!

mikeyg123 wrote:It's Grosjean and Magnussen at Haas for next year.
What a terrible decision.
by Yellowbin74
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins - 2019 edition
Replies: 24
Views: 5163

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins - 2019 edit

Voted for Max, but I got the 2014 one wrong so who knows !!
by Yellowbin74
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 26771

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Leclerc - of course he gained an advantage (which you can and do get penalised for repeated offences) by cutting the chicane - he kept Hamilton behind him. Had he bailed a split second earlier and taken the slip road he would have certainly lost position to Hamilton Had it happended at Monaco, his ...
by Yellowbin74
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 26771

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

The underlying problem is that the officiating is heavily influenced by fan and media reaction, which in turn is heavily influenced by WHO is getting the penalty and not WHY they are getting it. I think this is true. The stewards have a well known (and a times documented, see Spa 2012) tendency tow...
by Yellowbin74
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18381

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

I think this could be similar to McLaren 2007.
by Yellowbin74
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F3 Monza Crash - all seems OK though.
Replies: 59
Views: 8063

Re: F3 Monza Crash - all seems OK though.

I have no defence against the halo these days. FIA know best sometimes. Lets see what they say about this strange accident.
by Yellowbin74
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F3 Monza Crash - all seems OK though.
Replies: 59
Views: 8063

Re: F3 Monza Crash - all seems OK though.

How on earth did it take off like that???
by Yellowbin74
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99036

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

I think this is the first weekend where I completely got the feeling from Ferrari that Leclerc is the #1 driver -- even somewhat from Vettel. No it was a needs must basis, Ferrari knew they couldn't win the race with Vettel. And they were right - if Seb had held Charles up at all, Lewis would have ...
by Yellowbin74
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: James Allen as a commentator
Replies: 28
Views: 5764

Re: James Allen as a commentator

I wasn't a fan of JA as a commentator, but his knowledge is second to none. I don't mind Crofty at all, but Ledgard was just a joke. "front wing, rear wing - same thing".. Brundle's dry humor is spot on for me. I'm happy with what we've got, but Alex Jacques would be a good nod for the future. Or ev...
by Yellowbin74
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon versus Verstappen
Replies: 139
Views: 21389

Re: Albon versus Verstappen

Within 2 tenths in Q3. Marginal on race pace differential.[/quote] That's a bold prediction. You think Albon is as good as Ricciardo, a driver who beat Kvyat so badly he got kicked out of Red Bull? Albon has been roughly on par with Kvyat so far.[/quote] That's not really accurate, he wasn't kicked ...
by Yellowbin74
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon versus Verstappen
Replies: 139
Views: 21389

Re: Albon versus Verstappen

Hard to say - he won't match Max though.

Albon didn't exactly set the world alight in GP2 / F2.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda - Heh Heh
Replies: 34
Views: 6481

Re: Honda - Heh Heh

Alonso isn't an F1 driver any more - isn't it about time that Honda just let it go..

I'm glad both McLaren and Honda are doing better after the much needed split, but jeez.
by Yellowbin74
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174122

Re: Silly Season 2020!

So what your arguing is that haas should hire hulk because he might be a tiny bit better than the drivers they got. At best hulk is in the middle of the drivers that are presently racing in F1. They may not be able to hire hamilton but they should be looking for the next hamilton. Hiring hulk or pe...
by Yellowbin74
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174122

Re: Silly Season 2020!

Somebody give me one good reason why Haas would want the hulk? Haas needs someone that will move the team forward not stay the same. The Hulk has always delivered consistency. Haas last season missed out on so many points through driver errors and Grosjean looks mentally shot to pieces. It's a no b...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65562

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

I would much rather see Russell in the seat than either Bottas or Ocon. We’ve seen more than enough of Bottas to know that he will never seriously challenge Hamilton. Ocon was barely any better than Perez in his third season of F1. He deserves to be on the grid but I just don’t rate him that highly...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rich Energy & Haas part ways (Official)
Replies: 58
Views: 13154

Re: Now Rich Energy & Haas part ways?

How did this get through Haas due diligence??
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rich Energy & Haas part ways (Official)
Replies: 58
Views: 13154

Re: There's Haas & there's Rich Energy (but for how long)?

I'm glad that Rich Energy lost their case - it was such a blatant rip off. It will be interesting to see how much was invested.

I'd like to see Haas doing better - their drop in pace has happened so quickly.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Worst drivers so far this season? 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 12228

Re: Worst drivers so far this season? 2019

Since the start of the season. I've noticed a consistency in bad drivers, Those being Gasly Magnussun Grosjean Kubica. All these drivers have been beaten quite a bit so far, by team mates doing very well indeed!.... It's been pointed out that Grosjean and Magnussen are teammates also I'm sure you'r...
by Yellowbin74
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bad runs from great drivers
Replies: 40
Views: 8430

Re: Bad runs from great drivers

Vettel 2014. Got beat over the season by Dan and didn't win a race I think?

Can't remember the specifics but I'd put this down as a bad year for him.
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can the 2019 cars race any better than last year's?
Replies: 18
Views: 4227

Re: Can the 2019 cars race any better than last year's?

It seemed so earlier in the year, but maybe it's track specific. The tyre situation has an impact as well I feel - drivers are scared to sit too "close" for too long.
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official F1 & Motorsport Books Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 204241

Re: The Official F1 & Motorsport Books Thread

Just started reading "The Grand Prix Saboteurs".

I think this one should be quite interesting (and maybe not what you may think from the title if you've never heard of it before).
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indycar at Road America
Replies: 32
Views: 7565

Re: Indycar at Road America

I'll never criticise the Sky coverage again if this is a potential alternative. This is why us American viewers think you guys have it pretty good, even if your coverage is a tad expensive! I'd much rather pay $100 per month than have ads every five minutes, but we don't even have that choice for I...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)
Replies: 372
Views: 48746

Re: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)

As a Lewis fan:

I didn't want Vettel to get a penalty, and I think it was harsh that he did, but I can see the stewards thought process behind why he got one.
I also don't think Max deserved one at Japan.
I cannot understand how Ricciardo didn't at least get investigated for weaving.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC
Replies: 123
Views: 25005

Re: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC

Bookmark this page, people - it's going to happen. :thumbup: 8) I'm telling you now that unless a miracle occurs - you can forget it. In my defense, when I wrote this I was operating under the assumption that Ferrari had a basically equal car to Mercedes. That's clearly not the case anymore. I stil...