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by James14
Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team/constructors are you missing?
Replies: 35
Views: 4939

Re: Which team/constructors are you missing?

Lotus, Minardi and Jordan (if only for the 7up and the creative B&H variation liveries).
by James14
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:19 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

But surely Merc are living in dreamland if they think they can put two competitive drivers (on an equal footing) in a championship winning car and not expect tension. And the spats that have happened between their drivers result mostly in sulking. Childs play in comparison to what has happened betwe...
by James14
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I'm a terrorist sympathiser - according to a complete nutter
Replies: 38
Views: 14702

Re: I'm a terrorist sympathiser - according to a complete nu

It is heartening to see the responses here.
Dropping bombs from airplanes will kill innocent people as well as those intended (and may even create a great recruitment drive for ISIS). To hold this view you should not be labelled a terrorist sympathiser. A disgraceful statement.
by James14
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are driver's in today's f1 overpaid?
Replies: 25
Views: 4036

Re: Are driver's in today's f1 overpaid?

All the drivers you mentioned are well paid anyway (with maybe the RB as exceptions) so if they keep up or beat their team mates it is not that much of a surprise. The top drivers also bring in big money with sponsorship and exposure. The issue is more to do with the current downside of F1 cars and ...
by James14
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Button: Alonso a bigger challenge than Hamilton
Replies: 80
Views: 10654

Re: Button: Alonso a bigger challenge than Hamilton

w1Y! wrote:Alonso constancy isn't at question

His qualy speed and overall speed now is
Personally I would agree with you on the qualy bit.
Overall though I don't think there is very little difference.
by James14
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Perez asking F1 to have Mexico as the finale
Replies: 19
Views: 3040

Re: Perez asking F1 to have Mexico as the finale

Mexico would be outstanding if it went to a last race decider. Brazil would be my first choice though.
It should not be Abu Dhabi
by James14
Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I miss Häkkinen vs Schumacher
Replies: 57
Views: 7904

Re: I miss Häkkinen vs Schumacher

Yeah it sure was an exciting rivalry even if the racing itself was rather boring. Still the battles between Prost and Senna remain most memorable for me. Lewis vs Alonso was exciting too I think. Anyone think Seb vs Lewis could be a compelling rivalry or rather see other rivalries? I would agree th...
by James14
Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Seb---Legend or Lucky?
Replies: 133
Views: 16841

Re: Seb---Legend or Lucky?

It seems Lewis is on the fence on this: http://www.grandprix247.com/2015/11/19/hamilton-has-a-jab-at-vettel-webber-and-raikkonen/ “I have a lot of respect for him, but it’s difficult to assess how good he really is. “He’s never been in a team with someone like Fernando Alonso, but always with peopl...
by James14
Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is it time for the end of F1?
Replies: 73
Views: 8910

Re: Is it time for the end of F1?

I have waited as long as I could before chipping in my 2penneth. but here it is. I think it needs a complete re-do of the rules, and how they are made and enforced. Now if this is enough to make it a different series, I dont know, but it needs to be a different ethos. Many of the rules and guidelin...
by James14
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix
Replies: 55
Views: 6099

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

Max Verstappen with a nod to Rosberg.
by James14
Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Manor 2016
Replies: 235
Views: 32961

Re: Manor 2016

So what of Booth and Lowden now? Will they start another team I wonder? Booth IS Manor. Will he take the name rights with him, and if so will there be any connection to future F1, like grid money? It is a shame to see two real fighters go, even if they go to a big team it will not be the same. I ag...
by James14
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: France
Replies: 52
Views: 18446

Re: France

It's incredibly sad, a shocking attack. Unfortunately by the amount of vile comments I am reading on social media aimed at Muslims it appears to be having the desired impact too. Good point. The aim of terrorists is to create more hate against the people the purport to represent. Ordinary people re...
by James14
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari matched the Mercs at last
Replies: 50
Views: 7578

Re: Ferrari matched the Mercs at last

I'm not that sure. To me Ferrari have been quiet enough on the whole 'the new engine debate'.
I suspect this is because they feel they are either catching Merc at a great rate or they feel they have caught them.
Therefore it must be either the chassis or more probably downforce that is the key.
by James14
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA admits mistakes were made with F1 engine supply rules
Replies: 44
Views: 5966

Re: FIA admits mistakes were made with F1 engine supply rule

Money has still be spent, it's nice how people can write off other people's money. Is it throwing good money after bad to stick with it and wait until the costs come down? I genuinely don't know. It depends how long it takes before these costs can come down, and how far they can fall. What makes yo...
by James14
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA admits mistakes were made with F1 engine supply rules
Replies: 44
Views: 5966

Re: FIA admits mistakes were made with F1 engine supply rule

Money has still be spent, it's nice how people can write off other people's money. Is it throwing good money after bad to stick with it and wait until the costs come down? I genuinely don't know. It depends how long it takes before these costs can come down, and how far they can fall. What makes yo...
by James14
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis: Merc were ‘extra warm’ to Rosberg
Replies: 337
Views: 28117

Re: Lewis: Merc were ‘extra warm’ to Rosberg

If Hamilton had a 30 second gap to Rosberg there is a very good chance that he would have pitted and got a new set of tyres. Whilst there is always a slight chance of a mess up in the pit stop it is worth taking to get a set of tyres you are 100% sure will get you to the end. In effect this is what ...
by James14
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis: Merc were ‘extra warm’ to Rosberg
Replies: 337
Views: 28117

Re: Lewis: Merc were ‘extra warm’ to Rosberg

If Rosberg knew that Hamilton would not pit a second time, he wouldn't have pitted either. This appears to be the critical part that everyone is missing. The only way Lewis could have won on Sunday is if Mercedes screwed over Nico's strategy, and didn't screw Lewis. Wrong, Hamilton's strategy was t...
by James14
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Raikonen v Bottas
Replies: 27
Views: 4516

Re: Raikonen v Bottas

Kimi in Russia, racing incident in Mexico.
by James14
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Seb---Legend or Lucky?
Replies: 133
Views: 16841

Re: Seb---Legend or Lucky?

I don't think it is possible to be lucky for 4 years in a row so for me it's:
Legend.
by James14
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I Don't Like Qualifying
Replies: 60
Views: 7005

Re: I Don't Like Qualifying

The last time I truly had no idea who would be on pole position after the first run in Q3 was Singapore 2014, when Massa was fastest, and Rosberg and Hamilton 6th and 7th respectively. Then Mercedes turned the wick up, but even so they were only 0.173 s faster than Red Bull. Call me cynical but is ...
by James14
Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I Don't Like Qualifying
Replies: 60
Views: 7005

Re: I Don't Like Qualifying

I do like qualifying and there is more on track action over the 1hr session in the current format than ever before. I think you're right about its effect on the race. It would be insane to expect the final positions in the race to be the reverse of the qualifying order. Strange isn't it how the fas...
by James14
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton '14 vs Hamilton '15
Replies: 17
Views: 2698

Re: Hamilton '14 vs Hamilton '15

nixxxon wrote:2015 but nor sure if its because of Hamilton improved, or Rosberg lost all hope and lost the fighting spirit.
Both. Hamilton improved therefore Rosberg lost all hope.
by James14
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton '14 vs Hamilton '15
Replies: 17
Views: 2698

Re: Hamilton '14 vs Hamilton '15

A far better and more accomplished season this year I think.
by James14
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Hat throw of frustration or bad sportsmanship!
Replies: 119
Views: 19252

Re: The Hat throw of frustration or bad sportsmanship!

Both these guys went to a karaoke bar together afterwards with team members so I don't think it's a big deal. I can see it now... http://bizarrerecords.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/reneeRenat.jpg Source: Bizzare Records The problem is we know who is Renee and who is Renato on the track. No offe...
by James14
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi calls for clarification...
Replies: 41
Views: 5193

Re: Kimi calls for clarification...

This has nothing to do with the Sochi deal, no relation whatsoever. This is a legitimate question and places a lot of pressure on the enforcers of the rules. You should always leave a space (Alonso Vettel remember). Kimi is basically asking for the same as Alonso did on that race. I dont think he w...
by James14
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Hat throw of frustration or bad sportsmanship!
Replies: 119
Views: 19252

Re: The Hat throw of frustration or bad sportsmanship!

I'm not a fan of Lewis but emotions were running high. Nico was sick at throwing away the race and Lewis was giddy at winning an historic 3rd WDC. Both actions can be explained by that alone.
The only slight problem I had is that Nico could have been a bit more gracious on the podium.
by James14
Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Message from Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 28
Views: 6278

Re: Message from Lewis Hamilton

It sounds like the stuff teenage girls write on their facebook walls. :lol: :lol: :lol: But anyway, what Hammy said was true. For people to sit down at a contraption and just type hate at a celeb from it, people need to get lives. Edit: On another note, I'm actually happy to see how positive LH is ...
by James14
Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico's low self esteem
Replies: 126
Views: 15876

Re: Nico's low self esteem

Personally I feel that he lacks a hard edge. That little ruthless streak to elevate him from an accomplished competent driver to a champion. I think he would end up in the same position at Ferrari.
Just my opinion.
by James14
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie and Max want a back to basics F1
Replies: 97
Views: 10663

Re: Bernie and Max want a back to basics F1

If left unchecked, in years to come, I can see Suzi Perry discussing the tunes the driver listens to and what mood lighting they choose whilst racing in their air conditioned closed cockpits. When some of us complain we will be told that we want to return the sport to the dinosaur era. It should be ...
by James14
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie and Max want a back to basics F1
Replies: 97
Views: 10663

Re: Bernie and Max want a back to basics F1

I think they are bang on the money but the realization has come too late.
by James14
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sochi post race interview - 1 of the best ever! (Video)
Replies: 21
Views: 5206

Re: Sochi post race interview - 1 of the best ever! (Video)

Having personality or having lack of personality has nothing to do with behaving properly when it's necessary. Do we have to go from one extreme to the other? It's not as if he was cracking jokes at a funeral or somewhere else equally as inappropriate. It was a post race press conference where a lo...
by James14
Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Brake feel the most important skill?
Replies: 26
Views: 3190

Re: Is Brake feel the most important skill?

I wonder in the current formula how much brake feel there can be in a brake by wire system. I would have thought it is much more about those crappy tyres.
by James14
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie: 'I don’t think there’s any place for democracy'
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: Bernie: 'I don’t think there’s any place for democracy'

I like this though: BE: I think a lot of that technical regulations are too stringent, and it’s really been like an old house and people keep adding bits and pieces to it, and really, nobody knows why we’ve added them. I am as guilty as anybody else; so, I think maybe we ought to tear it and have an...
by James14
Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Competitive Do You Expect Next Year's Championship to Be
Replies: 44
Views: 5258

Re: How Competitive Do You Expect Next Year's Championship t

Anyone predicting a close battle is being overly optimistic. Apart from a couple of races Ferrari were well off the Mercs this year as race results and qualifying shows. Edit: (from memory) 12 wins to 3 for Merc so far this year and I think 14-1 poles. It would be a considerable turnaround to become...
by James14
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The last time McLaren won the title...
Replies: 18
Views: 3713

Re: The last time McLaren won the title...

Amon wrote:Well their last WDC was in 2008.
Ferrari's last WDC was in 2007. Will you start a thread about Ferrari now too?
How many people remember WCC and how many people remember WDC?
Very fair point. Well said.
by James14
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pirelli have won new contract for 2017-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 6409

Re: Pirelli have won new contract for 2017-2019

We had a decent race today with minimal tyre wear. Artificial tyre wear is a gimmick F1 can do without. Yeah one rule I'd love to see them get rid of is the requirement to run both tyres in the race. The prime tyre should be just about capable, if managed properly, of running a full race distance I...
by James14
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pirelli have won new contract for 2017-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 6409

Re: Pirelli have won new contract for 2017-2019

What a surprise.. 8O Michelin were never a genuine contender anyway, all they were after was a bit of a free-ride PR on Pirelli's back. I agree with that. Pirelli were contracted to provide a tyre that would degrade. A misconceived gimmick from the start. But they done the job they were required to...
by James14
Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pirelli have won new contract for 2017-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 6409

Re: Pirelli have won new contract for 2017-2019

We had a decent race today with minimal tyre wear.
Artificial tyre wear is a gimmick F1 can do without.