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by JonA
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 100
Views: 51330

Re: Sad news

Others have expressed their condolences far more eloquently then I ever will. So I will only add that I am so sorry to hear for your loss. You have my heartfelt and most since condolences.

May he rest in peace.
by JonA
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017: Call it now..
Replies: 67
Views: 16087

Re: 2017: Call it now..

before aussie quali its pointless. we will probably then realise how heavy and detuned the merc was in testing. but you never know. till aussie quali. unless its wet and theres carnage then we might have to wait till race. and if thats wet and carnage we still might not know. one things for sure. b...
by JonA
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...
Replies: 40
Views: 6243

Re: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...

Blinky McSquinty wrote:Here we go again, attempting to put on a band aid while we should try to fix the disease. Qualifying sucks, fix it. Make it exciting again.


I agree. So what would you like to see for Qualifying to make it exciting?
by JonA
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...
Replies: 40
Views: 6243

Re: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...

Any sprint race would have an impact upon components. PUs have to last for 5 races, so now they will have the added burden of sprint races to contend with? Same with tyre allocations etc. Any such plan would have to make fundamental changes to other areas of the regulations Not sure I agree they'd ...
by JonA
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...
Replies: 40
Views: 6243

Re: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...

I think a shorter time maybe 45 mins and a special tyre that will last when pushed, would promote Pirelli in a better light as well and its what the drivers want so win win I like that. A durable but soft race tyre. But I still think the drivers should be encouraged to make it last the whole race a...
by JonA
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...
Replies: 40
Views: 6243

Re: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...

This would be like a second race and only for setting up the grid for the "final race". I cant see it being done although I like the idea of reversing them based on the championship standings Sprint and feature races have been quite successful in GP2 for a while. But I agree there would h...
by JonA
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...
Replies: 40
Views: 6243

[Lets discuss]Sprint race qualifying idea...

So both Brundle and Croft on Sky Sports F1 as well as a number of journalists have touted the idea of making Qualifying a sprint race affair (if the FOM/FIA are determined to mix-up the qualifying format). I know the idea in general is divisive but lets examine some hypothetical ideas for structurin...
by JonA
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: And welcome to the Mercedes W07
Replies: 35
Views: 6973

Re: And welcome to the Mercedes W07

Aussie Grit wrote:A little confused... What winglets?


Either side of the airbox above where the driver's head will be. Look at the close-ups in post 3.

As pointed out the other teams have similar things but much much smaller.
by JonA
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: And welcome to the Mercedes W07
Replies: 35
Views: 6973

Re: And welcome to the Mercedes W07

Those wings could be the cameras, aren't the cars meant to have these new high speed cameras to record crashes this year? Possibly but if so then I'm surprised something so simple hasn't been adopted by the other times. We know designers love their little winglets! Ferrari also have little winglets...
by JonA
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: And welcome to the Mercedes W07
Replies: 35
Views: 6973

Re: And welcome to the Mercedes W07

Stolen Toro Rosso's idea, guess that validates their car from last season. I like, it makes a lot of sense and makes the car look beefier some how. That enormous intake up top, looks like it is shouting compared to the normal intakes. What's the betting that the Mercedes will sound more like a jet ...
by JonA
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: And welcome to the Mercedes W07
Replies: 35
Views: 6973

Re: And welcome to the Mercedes W07

owenmahamilton wrote:Those wings could be the cameras, aren't the cars meant to have these new high speed cameras to record crashes this year?


Possibly but if so then I'm surprised something so simple hasn't been adopted by the other times. We know designers love their little winglets!
by JonA
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: And welcome to the Mercedes W07
Replies: 35
Views: 6973

And welcome to the Mercedes W07

Are those little wings either side of the airbox legal? If so why haven't any of the other designers added them? http://cdn.images.autosport.com/editorial/1456042165.jpg http://cdn.images.autosport.com/editorial/1456042183.jpg http://d2d0b2rxqzh1q5.cloudfront.net/sv/1.67/dir/a32/image/a325a56c1e6547...
by JonA
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: GP Brazil 2015 free practice and quali thread
Replies: 59
Views: 10411

Re: GP Brazil 2015 free practice and quali thread

Covalent wrote:
Badgeronimous wrote:Minor gripe of the day from the bbc.

Hamilton "dominates" FP1. Rosberg merely "quickest" in FP2.

What's new? :lol:


BBC F1 coverage wouldn't know balanced if it was hit with a set of scales.
by JonA
Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 US Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 10800

Re: 2015 US Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

I suppose they could start under VSC conditions.
by JonA
Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 US Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 10800

Re: 2015 US Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

Was there a time when we had racing starts in wet conditions? Yes. The advent of starting wet races behind the safety car is actually a fairly recent development in the history of the sport. Although the first use of a safety car was in 1973, officially safety cars weren't introduced in to the spor...
by JonA
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Some major Suzuka captions
Replies: 19
Views: 2546

Re: Some major Suzuka captions

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by JonA
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Istanbul Park
Replies: 43
Views: 6343

Re: Istanbul Park

specdecible wrote:Formula 1 circuit turns into a parking lot... seems about right.


Well that doesn't mean there won't be an F1 race there in the future. F1 raced for two years running in the parking lot of Ceaser's Palace in Las Vegas. :)
by JonA
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: These Cars Will Surpass 2004 Levels of Speed by Next Season
Replies: 48
Views: 8022

Re: These Cars Will Surpass 2004 Levels of Speed by Next Sea

Malaysia has been on the calendar since 1999 and hasn't changed layout.
by JonA
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Trivia question - anyone know the answer?
Replies: 33
Views: 5194

Re: Trivia question - anyone know the answer?

Laura23 wrote:
JonA wrote:Which driver has the most career GP starts without ever scoring a point in that career?

Luca Badoer surely?


Yup. Although had the post 2010 points system been in use throughout his career he'd have had 26 points by the time he left the sport. But it wasn't so he hasn't.
by JonA
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Trivia question - anyone know the answer?
Replies: 33
Views: 5194

Re: Trivia question - anyone know the answer?

Hmmm... I thought the fastest lap one might at least take longer to find.

OK...

Which driver has the most career GP starts without ever scoring a point in that career?
by JonA
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Trivia question - anyone know the answer?
Replies: 33
Views: 5194

Re: Trivia question - anyone know the answer?

My trivia question:

Which driver has the most fastest laps without ever winning a race.

Bonus question:

Which driver has the most pole positions without ever winning a race.
by JonA
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BBC Coverage of Abu Dhabi (and, especially, the Forum!)
Replies: 24
Views: 5051

Re: BBC Coverage of Abu Dhabi (and, especially, the Forum!)

It was one the best afternoons of f1 BBC have put out since going half out with Sky and losing Jake, Brundle and Kravitz, but I do agree with Angus, it was a very Mercedes-centric forum. There was lots of other stories to look at and surely half an hour at Merc was enough, didn't need to take up mo...
by JonA
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indycar europe??
Replies: 17
Views: 3614

Re: Indycar europe??

Sure they can look a little ungainly, but the design is how it is for very specific reasons and although they might not be as fast around the circuit as an F1 car they are certainly faster than any car that I would consider to be crap. Yes - a lot of the design elements were to address safety conce...
by JonA
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver fatalities off track!
Replies: 36
Views: 5154

Re: Driver fatalities off track!

Jezza13 wrote:Graham Hill - Airplane crash. Though he was a team owner by then ( Ensign I think)


The team was called Embassy Racing with Graham Hill (shortened generally to Embassy Hill). Their driver Tony Brise was killed in the same crash.
by JonA
Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2015 Uberthread [MERGED]
Replies: 2131
Views: 267780

Re: Vettel leaves RBR, for Ferrari? Kyvat replaces in 2015

Martin Brundle has suggested a new possibility. Alonso does a Prost and takes a sabbatical.

If he did then what about him coming back in 2016 and replace Hamilton at Mercedes (that's my suggestion if he did take a year out).
by JonA
Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2015 Uberthread [MERGED]
Replies: 2131
Views: 267780

Re: Vettel leaves RBR, for Ferrari? Kyvat replaces in 2015

Interesting comments in Andrew Benson's BBC website article. Yes, yes, yes I know Benson isn't the best F1 journo in the paddock but still... m Ferrari has had a long-standing agreement with the German that he would join them when he leaves Red Bull... The Spaniard's departure has been assisted by o...
by JonA
Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula 1 Set for Team Radio Clampdown [MERGED]
Replies: 469
Views: 75961

Re: Formula 1 Set for Team Radio Clampdown

It's an intriguing development and I can see what the objective is but how is it going to be managed? They're not saying get rid of all radio communications but limit them to procedural and safety related discussions. But those are quite subjective terms and can be open to interpretation. So who wil...
by JonA
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Merc drama overshadows Ricciardo's race
Replies: 25
Views: 4106

Re: Merc drama overshadows Ricciardo's race

I couldn't agree more with this thread's title. Yes Daniel benefitted from Mercedes mechanical woes in Canada and their lunacy in Belgium. But you make your own luck sometimes. I mean that Daniel is consistently there lurking quietly to maximise the opporunity when it presents itself. In all fairnes...
by JonA
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: first lap of Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 4030

Re: first lap of Sochi

One thing I noticed was the distinct lack of sizeable grandstands and viewing areas aside from the start/finish straight.

Looking at all the F1 ticket sites and it seems I am correct in this observation:

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by JonA
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max Verstappen to STR in 2015, aged 17 - CONFIRMED! (merged)
Replies: 238
Views: 32363

Re: Max Verstappen to STR in 2015, aged 17 - CONFIRMED! (mer

Max Verstappen is doing sensationally well in this years F3 euro. He drives a bit wild and recklesss at times, but then he is only 17. Perhaps but he is trailing Esteban Ocon by 77 points with 6 races to go in the season. Bearing in mind that they use the same points structure as F1 (and there's no...
by JonA
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max Verstappen to STR in 2015, aged 17 - CONFIRMED! (merged)
Replies: 238
Views: 32363

Re: Max Verstappen to STR in 2015, aged 17 - CONFIRMED! (mer

Jolyon Palmer (currently leading the GP2 championship) is spitting feathers over this and I can't blame him (or a few of the other GP2 drivers like Nasr and Vandoorne). The racing GP2 this year has been exemplary and putting F1 to shame. Heck the racing in GP3 has been pretty decent too. To jump fro...
by JonA
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: American race series drivers who were good enough to make f1
Replies: 28
Views: 4761

Re: American race series drivers who were good enough to mak

Definitely think Wheldon and Franchitti would've made decent stabs at F1. Although IIRC both had the chance to test in F1 and turned it down feeling they had greater chance of success staying in Indycar. The others you mention I think would've struggled in F1. Gut feeling really. Of the other contem...
by JonA
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Belgian GP picture thread
Replies: 47
Views: 14392

Re: Belgian GP picture thread

I totally agree with citrus.

Who wants to see the same cone of crappy looking chips with a massive dollop of mayonnaise over and over again.

Seriously guys.
by JonA
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Belgian GP picture thread
Replies: 47
Views: 14392

Re: Belgian GP picture thread

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Ricciardo taking the ice bucket challenge. He nominated Hamilton, Horner and some boxer. I suspect Horner will rise to the challenge. Actually I expect Hamilton will do too.
by JonA
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull 1 win away from 50th GP victory?
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Red Bull 1 win away from 50th GP victory?

With my rather churlish and pedantic cap firmly positioned...

technically Hungary was the team's 50th win.

Red Bull Racing was formerly Jaguar F1 who were formerly Stewart Grand Prix. Stewart GP had 1 win. Ergo this is technically the team's 50th win. Although I concede they've had 49 as Red Bull.
by JonA
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Rivals Martin Brundle V DC
Replies: 12
Views: 2720

Re: F1 Rivals Martin Brundle V DC

You all know that whilst the BBC doesn't show every race themselves live they continue to provide the live coverage for a number of other countries? Whilst DC wasn't live on the BBC he was still live for those other broadcasters. It's why he and Ben Edwards actually commentate on the whole of qualy ...
by JonA
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: GP2/GP3/FR3.5 2014 Thread
Replies: 250
Views: 38593

Re: GP2/GP3/FR3.5 2014 Thread

So GP2 doesn't have DRS, KERS or any other gimickery. Yet it seems to be producing excellent racing consistently.

Hmmmm...
by JonA
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton could win all but 1 race left & still lose the WDC!
Replies: 12
Views: 2611

Hamilton could win all but 1 race left & still lose the WDC!

m Kudos for Keith at F1Fanatic for working it out. Hamilton and Rosberg 1-2 for every race and Hamilton will lose the title by 4 points even with 13 wins to Rosberg's 6. So Bernie. Yes - it keeps the championship going to the end of the season but if Hamilton loses the title this way then I expect h...