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by James14
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas Hamilton Accident - Who was at fault?
Replies: 286
Views: 28965

Re: Bottas Hamilton Accident - Who was at fault?

Bottas was at fault but racing incident would have been more than acceptable.
by James14
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the 2016 Bahrain GP
Replies: 32
Views: 3624

Re: Rate the 2016 Bahrain GP

Racing in the midfield was good as usual at Bahrain when considering the past few seasons. The problem with F1 is the tire/fuel limitation gimmick that does not allow the drivers to push, and makes every race a mathematical competition between engineers crunching numbers at their pulpits. Nothing a...
by James14
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 42
Views: 6848

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix

Grosjean and Vandoorne.
A mention for Kimi as well but I did not vote for him because of the start other than that a great drive from him.
by James14
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso v Herbert
Replies: 211
Views: 33096

Re: Alonso v Herbert

It was a tabloid piece of journalism from Herbert but in an ideal world Alonso should have had a word in private. I'd hate to end up scanning media for negative comments and reacting to it. Your record should speak for itself. But we are human and if I was in Alonso's shoes I probably would have had...
by James14
Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky Sports lands exclusive F1 television coverage in UK
Replies: 193
Views: 19824

Re: Sky Sports lands exclusive F1 television coverage in UK

Many of my friends (mostly in their 40's) are now availing of various methods of watching sport on mobile devices. Not one of them feels they are doing anything remotely illegal - it is there and you would be stupid not to use it and feel if it was illegal it would be stopped. It is like anything if...
by James14
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky Sports lands exclusive F1 television coverage in UK
Replies: 193
Views: 19824

Re: The Death Of Formula 1. 1950 - 2018

Has it affected a terminal decline in cricket, football, darts ETC? Football is almost an exception as it is so massively popular. But having said that there is still quite a lot of football available free to air (champions league (in Ireland anyway), some cup matches, some Europa league, World cup...
by James14
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New Qualifying Format Binned Official (Not Really)(Really)
Replies: 313
Views: 35113

Re: New Qualifying Format Binned Official

Personally I felt that the previous (now current seemingly) qualifying format was boring and I had stopped tuning in. The reason for this was Mercedes domination so it mainly came down to whether it was Lewis or Nico on pole. I did not care much as Lewis is so much better that he would win most race...
by James14
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Top Gear thread [MERGED]
Replies: 312
Views: 123041

Re: Official Top Gear thread [MERGED]

If having thrown EJ, Joey from friends and Chris Evans together and create chemistry and a good TV show, it will be a miracle above miracles. Everything about it smells of desperation. They should have scrapped it and went in a slightly different direction. It was the chemistry between JC, JM and RH...
by James14
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: your analysis of how you think channel 4 will perform
Replies: 12
Views: 3564

Re: your analysis of how you think channel 4 will perform

To help launch the coverage Channel 4 are doing a 'Speed with Guy Martin F1 Special' on March 17th 9pm (GMT).
In it he will race David Coulthard in a red bull with a Tyco BMW motor bike.
Could be interesting.
by James14
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso not expecting any Ferrari upgrades
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Re: Toro Rosso not expecting any Ferrari upgrades

http://www.crash.net/f1/news/228368/1/tost-not-expecting-any-ferrari-upgrades.html Aside from highlighting that the Toro Rosso will only be going backwards as the season progresses, the following caught my eye: Asked if Toro Rosso might be able to switch to the 2016-spec engine at some point this y...
by James14
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: your analysis of how you think channel 4 will perform
Replies: 12
Views: 3564

Re: your analysis of how you think channel 4 will perform

I'm looking forward to it. They will certainly be enthusiastic and sell it well I'd guess.
by James14
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do so many drivers move into TV roles?
Replies: 23
Views: 3387

Re: Why do so many drivers move into TV roles?

Money, simple as.
It is generally hard to adjust whatever lifestyle you are used to. Despite not needing the money it is probably alarming to see the bank balance eroding with nothing going in. Also a TV profile keeps you noticed and can continue or lead to sponsorships or adverts etc.
by James14
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Maria Sharapova
Replies: 44
Views: 18824

Re: Maria Sharapova

Well, I've just read a report on the press conference she's given today about failing a drug test. Now I don't think I'm falling for a story hear, but it really does sound like an innocent mistake. The drug was only banned from 1st Jan this year and is found in common medication available for docto...
by James14
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso confirms Hamilton/Alonso Swap Proposal
Replies: 36
Views: 7931

Re: Alonso confirms Hamilton/Alonso Swap Proposal

http://gptoday.com/full_story/view/555520/Alonso_confirms_near_HamiltonFerrari_swap_for_2015_F1/ He basically says there was an offer for Hamilton swapping with Alonso at the end of 2014. He says Hamilton might not have known, and Ferrari wasn't interested. So won't that imply: 1. That Mercedes wan...
by James14
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alcohol advertising / sponsorship in F1
Replies: 117
Views: 10146

Re: Alcohol advertising / sponsorship in F1

As much as I dislike smoking in general, I'm actually of the opinion that neither one should be banned. So long as the consumption of alcohol or the practice of smoking aren't outlawed, I don't see a good reason for the advertising of those things to be. It's not as if people aren't already well aw...
by James14
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alcohol advertising / sponsorship in F1
Replies: 117
Views: 10146

Re: Alcohol advertising / sponsorship in F1

Alcohol companies are quite adept at targeting children as future customers. One way they do this is through sport.
Betting companies have gladly taken up the slack in some sports.

The problem is most sports desperately need sponsorship and funding.
by James14
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How about each team having their own colour?
Replies: 20
Views: 3838

Re: How about each team having their own colour?

I do not think that anyone should be tied down to any particular colour. But there should some understanding that cars should not be too similar. If for example Renault do persist with a mostly black car then either McLaren or Renault (or both if they cannot agree) should be requested to introduce a...
by James14
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what if F1 would be a spec series?
Replies: 159
Views: 15243

Re: So what if F1 would be a spec series?

Clearly inspired from the thread Vettel saying driver should matter more than the car. So what if everyone was driving the same package, let's say a chassis built by Dallara and engines developed by Cosworth. What are the pros and cons? Pros: Well assuming that reliability stays high and drivers ca...
by James14
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Open cockpit: Essential element of F1?
Replies: 74
Views: 9295

Re: Open cockpit: Essential element of F1?

Yes, as there are many superior closed cockpit options for motorsport enthusiasts.
It would be the end of F1 in a very limited time.
by James14
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marko - Drivers are Over Paid
Replies: 91
Views: 11513

Re: Marko - Drivers are Over Paid

I doubt they are over paid. I know it looks it from the outside. The ones that are getting big wages probably generate big revenue through sponsorship and media interest and exposure. The market finds its own level. If there were 100 Alonsos or Hamiltons out there they would be getting paid consider...
by James14
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Berger on Boring F1
Replies: 31
Views: 5255

Re: Berger on Boring F1

I don't find it boring. Things aren't perfect right now of course but I enjoy the sport more now than I did a decade or so ago. What is becoming boring however is this constant moaning that F1 is boring, usually from prominent paddock figures who have an ulterior motive hiding behind their words. I...
by James14
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Berger on Boring F1
Replies: 31
Views: 5255

Re: Berger on Boring F1

How many ex f1 drivers get to have there two pence worth before it stops becoming news worthy? It's getting extremely boring. Maybe the question that should be asked is "how many ex F1 drivers (and fans, past & current) have to get their two pence worth before it actually GETS newsworthy and someth...
by James14
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Closed Cockpits Almost Here
Replies: 524
Views: 57602

Re: Closed Cockpits Almost Here

I'm sure adequate testing would resolve the issues pointed out in the posts so far.
Another possible downside would be the end of any type of wet race would it not? I do not see a way to remove spray except speed.
by James14
Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what would you include in F1?
Replies: 24
Views: 4723

Re: So what would you include in F1?

In season testing and development, proper tyres and severely limited communication. Give them a fuel gauge and temp gauges and let them manage their own races.
by James14
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So.... What's right with F1 ?
Replies: 45
Views: 8675

Re: So.... What's right with F1 ?

Safety.
by James14
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari 2016's car revealed?
Replies: 13
Views: 6074

Re: Ferrari 2016's car revealed?

Artists depiction I'd sadly guess but looks fabulous.
by James14
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: V6s stay until 2020
Replies: 271
Views: 29601

Re: V6s stay until 2020

Amon wrote:Depends of course how popular F1 will remain and if it can survive that long...
That is my fear also.
This article smacks of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
by James14
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread
Replies: 159
Views: 68404

Re: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread

The races covered by channel 4 live have been announced in the past few hours: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-announces-2016-live-formula-1-races Great to see there will be no ad breaks during the live races. Also delighted that the Belgian and Italian GP's on the list as well as...
by James14
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP David Bowie
Replies: 11
Views: 10028

Re: RIP David Bowie

A complete slap in the face this morning. I had no idea he was even ill.
RIP, a true legend.
by James14
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Signing on (again).
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Re: Signing on (again).

Well made and funny post.

Unfortunately though most top sports in the modern era have gained audiences through television and ticket sales (unlike F1).
by James14
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 84
Views: 10454

Re: Signing Off

After 40 years + of watching F1 (and never missing a race) I have finally admitted to myself that it is now so boring time has come to move on. The Senna/Prost years at McLaren were bad enough but the dominance of Mercedes the past few sessions, with no prospect of change, is too much for me – I mi...
by James14
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Excited for Star Wars...?
Replies: 87
Views: 36025

Re: Excited for Star Wars...?

I think the Kylo Ren thing was well done in the movie. He is far from the finished article, relatively young and still emotional. He is being doubted by his Master. He is a 'fan boy' so to speak of Darth Vader. He is in short raw and volatile. He has potential to be extremely powerful if trained pro...
by James14
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the grid better now or 10 years ago?
Replies: 157
Views: 17861

Re: Is the grid better now or 10 years ago?

I went for 2006. It is close enough as some of the above posts have pointed out very well.
But if you could transplant the 2006 into the current formula, for all its flaws, I would be looking forward to the new season more than I am.
by James14
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread
Replies: 159
Views: 68404

Re: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread

I would imagine most of BBC f1 crew will be brought in by channel 4 or be snapped up by sky. I am also betting that channel 4 can't stay away from adverts every 15 mins which will ruin the show and personally will cement me watching it on skyf1 I cant imagine anyone snapping up the remains of the B...
by James14
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Excited for Star Wars...?
Replies: 87
Views: 36025

Re: Excited for Star Wars...?

I just seen it for the second time and enjoyed it even more so than the first. I think I was trying to take in every single detail on the screen every second on the first viewing. It is designed to be a roller coaster ride of action an emotion. It delivers perfectly. My nephews (12 and 9 years of ag...
by James14
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BBC Drop F1 so they can do more dancing and cake
Replies: 44
Views: 8159

Re: BBC Drop F1 so they can do more dancing and cake

It used to be that the BBC was public service broadcasting which meant it's remit was to include a varied and educational set of programmes. It showed a lot of wildlife programmes, but also the major Football, Rugby, Tennis, Golf and F1 events. Unfortuately SKY came along and took it all away and n...
by James14
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 on its deathbed?
Replies: 42
Views: 7866

Re: F1 on its deathbed?

F1 (and a lot of its fans!) have been guilty of living in an insular bubble for too long. We have been pontificating about the technological marvels the cars have become. It is now clearly an engineer led sport rather than a driver led sport. We have been naval gazing so long we did not notice the w...
by James14
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1's 2017 plan is 'wrong for the show' says Mercedes' Costa
Replies: 44
Views: 8424

Re: F1's 2017 plan is 'wrong for the show' says Mercedes' Co

Red Bull are pushing through the 2017 regs, when Horner was quizzed will these make it even harder for cars to overtake he answered well it will not make it easier but maybe we could increase the DRS? After your 'Pat Symonds' claim, I think i will take that one with a grain of salt. I'm also suspic...
by James14
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toto: Rosberg/Hamilton issues might force line-up change
Replies: 259
Views: 28482

Re: Toto: Rosberg/Hamilton issues might force line-up change

andrewinwork wrote:
Kev627 wrote:If Lewis were to leave where is he most likely to end up?
Not Ferrari
Not Red Bull
Not McLaren
Nascar?
Why not Ferrari?
by James14
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Has anyone read Max Mosley's autobiography?
Replies: 12
Views: 2354

Re: Has anyone read Max Mosley's autobiography?

I seen him (on TV) and heard him (on Radio) recently and he came across as a well balanced, intelligent and interesting person.
But he was trying to sell his book. So who knows?