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by James14
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Canadian Grand Prix
Replies: 57
Views: 8263

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Canadian Grand Prix

Vettel, Bottas and Massa got my nods.

I'm in a bad mood though. Ferrari had a poor weekend making Merc look more dominant than ever and Kimi having a poor day.
And if I heard 'lift and coast' a couple more times I was going to switch off.
by James14
Fri May 29, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Football Thread
Replies: 4150
Views: 893594

Re: The Official Football Thread

Asphalt_World wrote:Image

And climbing!
That is shocking and disgusting. Even Sochi was a disgrace.
I can just see Septic Bladder shrugging his shoulders with a bit of a smirk.
by James14
Mon May 25, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you rather have been Lewis or Nico today?
Replies: 208
Views: 25972

Re: Would you rather have been Lewis or Nico today?

Nico yesterday, Hamilton today. Just about to post the same thing. Yesterday was hard for Lewis, but looking back you can see your performance was well above the rest. Complete opposite for Nico, yesterday he'd have been massively excited by winning the Monaco GP for the third successive year, look...
by James14
Mon May 25, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you rather have been Lewis or Nico today?
Replies: 208
Views: 25972

Re: Would you rather have been Lewis or Nico today?

After the incident at Spa last year, Hamilton came back and scored 5 wins on the trot. And he was not in such a mentally strong position at that point as he was this year. Good point and I will be a bit stunned if this incident does weaken him mentally. The only niggle at the back of his mind will ...
by James14
Mon May 25, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How did the expression "for sure" enter the lexicon of F1?
Replies: 61
Views: 10492

Re: How did the expression "for sure" enter the lexicon of F

A spacer used in verbal interviews when there is no time to write a speech.
by James14
Sun May 24, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you rather have been Lewis or Nico today?
Replies: 208
Views: 25972

Re: Would you rather have been Lewis or Nico today?

I opted for Lewis. Whilst being down about it, I'd rather know I was the best driver 'cheated' out of the win rather than being given an undeserved one. Baloney. Lewis want "cheated" and Nico deserved his win by finishing first. fairy cakes happens occasionally... live with it. I can quite easily l...
by James14
Sun May 24, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you rather have been Lewis or Nico today?
Replies: 208
Views: 25972

Re: Would you rather have been Lewis or Nico today?

I opted for Lewis. Whilst being down about it, I'd rather know I was the best driver 'cheated' out of the win rather than being given an undeserved one.
by James14
Sun May 24, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should the Monaco GP be on the calendar?
Replies: 140
Views: 16932

Re: Should the Monaco GP be on the calendar?

One of my favourite races and has thrown up a fair few good dry races recently. 2014, 2011, 2005, 2004, 2000 and 1998 where all good races. The joy of Monaco is watching the drivers dance there cars between the barriers. I'm not not that keen on overtaking when it is easy. An overtake at Monaco is ...
by James14
Sun May 24, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2839073

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Is not that he has not race pace, he has, also today until the safety car(63 lap), he was only 13-15 sec behind Vettel after beeing held by both RedBull drivers, i think if he qualified 4 he could have been on the podium(undercut, Hamilton mistake). Also in Spain until he catch Bottas, near the end...
by James14
Sat May 23, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Congratulations Ireland....
Replies: 7
Views: 4815

Re: Congratulations Ireland....

Ironically though we have become very poor at the very meaning of camp: Eurovision.......
by James14
Fri May 22, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should F1 do more for Charity?
Replies: 16
Views: 3198

Re: Should F1 do more for Charity?

I think it would improve the image of the sport. There could be a charity given one high profile sign at each race, maybe a charity that is operating or based in that particular country. Teams could give a space to one somewhere on their car also.
by James14
Fri May 22, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: GPDA Survey!
Replies: 42
Views: 6440

Re: GPDA Survey!

Laura23 wrote:Bless anyone who thinks this will change anything. It is mearly to appease while Bernie and co continue to tinker with things behind closed doors.
Agreed.
Bernie and co would take on board the views of the VIP's in the paddock a million times more than a racing fan.
by James14
Wed May 20, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Global Fan Survey 2015
Replies: 57
Views: 5593

Re: Global Fan Survey 2015

What is exactly the purpose of this? This is just running for 8 days and it's mostly limited to British audience. I suspect to draw your attention to the magazines that are backing the survey. Whilst it is good to get a chance to voice an opinion some of the questions needed more than a yes/no type...
by James14
Tue May 19, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Real F1 Demographics
Replies: 47
Views: 6323

Re: The Real F1 Demographics

minchy wrote:Looking at the results, the f1 demographic here is made up from mainly people with not much spare money and nerds ;)
Exactly the type of people Bernie is not interested in or cares about. This explains a lot.
by James14
Mon May 18, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Real F1 Demographics
Replies: 47
Views: 6323

Re: The Real F1 Demographics

I voted:
I'm no longer young, Moths have more money than me
In fact Moths look at me as if I was something unpleasant that they just stepped in.
by James14
Fri May 15, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Planet F1 UK Election - how you voted
Replies: 91
Views: 26298

Re: Planet F1 UK Election - how you voted

Welcome to the Tory dictatorship. I hope the UK is pleased with itself, the country is ruined. Apparently no one is allowed any kind of privacy anymore. Apparently people can be arrested for obeying the law. Apparently gay people are not allowed to be married. Apparently the sick shall not get any ...
by James14
Fri May 15, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you had to choose
Replies: 43
Views: 6263

Re: If you had to choose

I went with Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso and Kimi (although I admit Kimi is prejudiced).
I have to admit I would like to see Grosjean and Ricciardo in a decent car though.
by James14
Wed May 13, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Michelin ready to return as Formula 1 tyre supplier
Replies: 97
Views: 12900

Re: Michelin ready to return as Formula 1 tyre supplier

There is a big contradiction in that article by Couasnon: "This happens when you are in a sole-supplier regime and you have no motivation to improve . That's called mediocrity, not technology. "If instead you have a technologically interesting rule book, even if you are sole supplier, you are force...
by James14
Wed May 13, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Michelin ready to return as Formula 1 tyre supplier
Replies: 97
Views: 12900

Re: Michelin ready to return as Formula 1 tyre supplier

There is a big contradiction in that article by Couasnon: "This happens when you are in a sole-supplier regime and you have no motivation to improve. That's called mediocrity, not technology. "If instead you have a technologically interesting rule book, even if you are sole supplier, you are forced ...
by James14
Tue May 12, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Coulthard: We should have a tyre war
Replies: 51
Views: 7963

Re: Coulthard: We should have a tyre war

Can we not have decent tyres without a tyre war? Let Pirelli build a tyre that everyone can race hard on. That's possible, of course. But given their recent track record there would always be the suspicion that they were still operating the same philosophy. Having more than one supplier means that ...
by James14
Tue May 12, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Coulthard: We should have a tyre war
Replies: 51
Views: 7963

Re: Coulthard: We should have a tyre war

Can we not have decent tyres without a tyre war?
Let Pirelli build a tyre that everyone can race hard on.
by James14
Sun May 10, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Celebrating others misfortunes
Replies: 47
Views: 8246

Re: Celebrating others misfortunes

I think you are being over sensitive. As long as the driver is clearly not hurt and given due respect afterwards (e.g. podium interviews) I have no real problem with it. Most of us get caught up in the emotion of the moment and it gives us an important part of all sport: atmosphere.
by James14
Wed May 06, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren change livery
Replies: 124
Views: 24238

Re: McLaren change livery

Still no title sponsor? I suspect that this chapter of Ron's biography may be entitled Thrifty Shades Of Grey... Like it! But it does make me wonder, without the title sponsor why bother in changing the livery? If they do land a title sponsor in the foreseeable future then would the livery have to ...
by James14
Tue May 05, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas to Ferrari!?
Replies: 95
Views: 14963

Re: Bottas to Ferrari!?

A lot depends on how things go with McLaren and Mercedes. If McLaren do not make progress Alonso will make a bid to get into a Merc. If Ferrari and Merc stay reasonably well matched then Ferrari would not want to face an Alonso Hamilton line up. The smart move would be to get Hamilton and if Ferrari...
by James14
Fri May 01, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mayweather Vs Pacquiao
Replies: 28
Views: 10702

Re: Mayweather Vs Pacquiao

I voted Mayweather by decision. Probably gonna be the # 1 choice. Mayweather doesn't have to do alot except survive. ( by that i mean be elusive, counter and land punches.) He's the champ. He has to get out right beat to lose the belt. Most decisions dont go against the champ. Pacquiao has to knock...
by James14
Fri May 01, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mayweather Vs Pacquiao
Replies: 28
Views: 10702

Re: Mayweather Vs Pacquiao

I voted Mayweather by decision.
by James14
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Any Manor F1 fans here?.....
Replies: 37
Views: 4999

Re: Any Manor F1 fans here?.....

True... But with those big blank sides they've got to be getting pretty desperate Why not give the sides to Save the Children, Unicef or even the RNLI It may increase / improve their profile and may attract someone who would Pay, and would attract the TV Cameras Whatever, it is wasted space Excelle...
by James14
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Theoretical racing cars you'd love to see
Replies: 32
Views: 6103

Re: Theoretical racing cars you'd love to see

Not sure about the wheels being partly housed, but it is a thing of beauty: http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCwQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jamesallenonf1.com%2F2015%2F02%2Fis-this-how-f1-cars-of-the-future-will-look%2F&ei=ZzQ2Vc2oPOia7AbF7IGwAg&usg=AF...
by James14
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Can Azerbaijan Afford a Race when Germany Can't?
Replies: 60
Views: 10356

Re: How Can Azerbaijan Afford a Race when Germany Can't?

Azerbaijan is relatively prosperous. It has a lot of natural resources relative to its size and population, and it has a corrupt autocratic government that doesn't need to invest in the general population in order to secure re-election. Hence why they can spend as much as they like on their own van...
by James14
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Any Manor F1 fans here?.....
Replies: 37
Views: 4999

Re: Any Manor F1 fans here?.....

I am not a fan but I want them to survive and improve. I think there are genuinely good people in the team. But Bernie does not want them (maybe a good enough reason alone to support them) as he made quite clear in his BBC interview. I remember someone mentioning in a previous thread the lack of rac...
by James14
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2839073

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

This might stir the pot. Ted Kravitz thinks they left Kimi out too long because they weren't really thinking of him and focusing on Seb instead... I fail to accept this yet. Kimi compromised himself by failing to hold off Rosberg after overtaking him at the start. James Allison told the BBC that th...
by James14
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Agreement reached on 1000bhp V6 engines for 2017,
Replies: 69
Views: 10118

Re: Agreement reached on 1000bhp V6 engines for 2017,

All the rule changes are irreverent if there are only 4 teams racing. Sounds like lots more expense to the teams again. Simplify not complicate. Initially I was excited to hear it but on reflection I agree with you. It sounds like it will incur more expense so therefore discourage current teams or ...
by James14
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please sign this petition
Replies: 34
Views: 13047

Re: Please sign this petition

I never purchase the paper she writes for, that didn't mean it's not relevant for me to want to sign a petition. I am not directly involved in the vast majority of things that go on in the world. Does that mean I shouldn't back something I believe in? I'm staggered by some of the comments. Of cours...
by James14
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Raikkonen or Rosberg. Who would you sign? (Poll reset)
Replies: 581
Views: 104767

Re: Raikkonen or Rosberg. Who would you sign?

I have already opted for Kimi and still stick with him.
But a nod to Rosberg today. More aggressive racing like that please.
by James14
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2839073

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Decent race from Kimi and it should help him with his confidence. Much better than Seb as mentioned.
by James14
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please sign this petition
Replies: 34
Views: 13047

Re: Please sign this petition

I wish you luck with the petition but as I do not buy that particular newspaper I have no interest in who they employ.
by James14
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Okay this is getting ridiculous now...
Replies: 205
Views: 28040

Re: Okay this is getting ridiculous now...

I wanted to avoid this thread because I feel whatever I write in here is shouting into the wind, but as much as I feel that Hamilton's actions on the podium were not sexist, some of the views later expressed in this thread have been somewhat disturbing. But let me reiterate - Hamilton spraying the ...
by James14
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Raikkonen or Rosberg. Who would you sign? (Poll reset)
Replies: 581
Views: 104767

Re: Raikkonen or Rosberg. Who would you sign?

Kimi for me, but I am a bit biased.
by James14
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Okay this is getting ridiculous now...
Replies: 205
Views: 28040

Re: Okay this is getting ridiculous now...

It is typical of the Mail to start a 'hate' story under the guise of being a promoter of rights. If drivers spraying champagne really is an issue then they should have defended Coulthard when he got sprayed. Equality and fairness! Unfortunately by discussing it we are helping promote the paper. I'd ...
by James14
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Okay this is getting ridiculous now...
Replies: 205
Views: 28040

Re: Okay this is getting ridiculous now...

The Daily Fail typically trying to make something out of nothing.