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by dizlexik
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58489

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

For a top driver going for a world championship Vettel simply makes too many mistakes. How many good results has he lost from errors over the last 2.5 years? It feels like a lot. If you're racing Hamilton in equal or near equal cars you can't afford to drop many points. That's excellent point. Vett...
by dizlexik
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58489

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't agree. There's nothing to be gained by running over the grass like that. No one would do that intentionally in a premeditated fashion. There is similar argument that there is nothing to be gained form not attaching wheels properly yet it's prohibited because it's dangerous. It's the same wi...
by dizlexik
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58489

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't agree. There's nothing to be gained by running over the grass like that. No one would do that intentionally in a premeditated fashion. There is similar argument that there is nothing to be gained form not attaching wheels properly yet it's prohibited because it's dangerous. It's the same wi...
by dizlexik
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58489

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

There's the argument about not messing with race results because an investigation wasn't announced during it immediately after the race, but there's also the argument about consistency with adjudicating incidents. Merc really have no argument, given they did make a call to pit Hamilton, however ham...
by dizlexik
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58489

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Black_Flag_11 wrote:No way the stewards will penalise the race winner and championship leader over something relatively minor like that surely?
Suddenly consistency isn't important? :-|
by dizlexik
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Punishment Due?
Replies: 115
Views: 19528

Re: The Punishment Due?

I'm joining the discussion very late. In my opinion all incidents should be treated equally regardless of who is involved into them and what position, points or possible win is at stake. That said if stewards feel something happens intentionally and can really affect championship then stewards shoul...
by dizlexik
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Battle for being 'Best of the Rest'! (Updated till Suzuka)
Replies: 39
Views: 12523

Re: Battle for being 'Best of the Rest'! (Updated)

The gaps are very narrow in WCC standings. Few good results by one team and order might competently change. I still voted for Renault but their advantage means little at this point.
by dizlexik
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eric Boullier leaves mclaren
Replies: 110
Views: 22257

Re: Eric Boullier leaves mclaren

starting to sound like Ferrari's reaction to underperformance of the car, lets hope they get the turnaround Ferrari finally did... Yes. I like how people criticised Ferrari when they were saying Ferrari was just looking for scapegoats. If organisation that has more than enough money isn't working, ...
by dizlexik
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas: The Best of the Rest?
Replies: 28
Views: 5135

Re: Haas: The Best of the Rest?

I think Renault is more consistent.
by dizlexik
Thu May 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari under scrutiny again.
Replies: 352
Views: 66693

Re: Ferrari under scrutiny again.

If a team is bending the rules or pushing the boundaries a bit far, then generally I have no problem with that. Often it's down to rule interpretation and then there's an argument for saying the rules should be better defined. Example for that might be the recent Ferrari mirror design. However, if ...
by dizlexik
Thu May 17, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs faster safety cars!
Replies: 69
Views: 23813

Re: F1 needs faster safety cars!

There's too many accidents because of "cool" tires. F1 doesn't need a safety car in the first place, but you raise a valid point. I would say F1 needs proper tyres. The alternative to safety car is stopping the race. It's one of the alternatives. What are others? I mean we have virtual safety car, ...
by dizlexik
Tue May 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs faster safety cars!
Replies: 69
Views: 23813

Re: F1 needs faster safety cars!

Fiki wrote:
ptr250 wrote:There's too many accidents because of "cool" tires.
F1 doesn't need a safety car in the first place, but you raise a valid point. I would say F1 needs proper tyres.
The alternative to safety car is stopping the race.
by dizlexik
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Minimum pitstop time
Replies: 116
Views: 22811

Re: Minimum pitstop time

I say all wheels should have sensors on the outer rim and cars cannot engage the gear until they are laid flat and still on the ground for a second and then the car can launch, or, implement a minimum time before cars can leave their boxes. Like 5 seconds, maybe 7? This way every team has all the t...
by dizlexik
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Minimum pitstop time
Replies: 116
Views: 22811

Re: Minimum pitstop time

I say all wheels should have sensors on the outer rim and cars cannot engage the gear until they are laid flat and still on the ground for a second and then the car can launch, or, implement a minimum time before cars can leave their boxes. Like 5 seconds, maybe 7? This way every team has all the t...
by dizlexik
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Minimum pitstop time
Replies: 116
Views: 22811

Re: Minimum pitstop time

I say all wheels should have sensors on the outer rim and cars cannot engage the gear until they are laid flat and still on the ground for a second and then the car can launch, or, implement a minimum time before cars can leave their boxes. Like 5 seconds, maybe 7? This way every team has all the t...
by dizlexik
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Minimum pitstop time
Replies: 116
Views: 22811

Re: Minimum pitstop time

mmi16 wrote:Why not go back to F1 of the past.

No pit stops unless it is to change on to or off rain tires.!
Untrained crew without much practice might be even worse when pit lane is crowded when everyone changes tyres during rain.
by dizlexik
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Modified 2017 LMP1 beats Mercedes Q3 time around Spa
Replies: 4
Views: 3707

Re: Modified 2017 LMP1 beats Mercedes Q3 time around Spa

Nice PR stunt. Such a company like Porsche have resources to build prototype that can beat all track records. I would have been shocked if they didn't beat any records in such a custom car. It reminds me of Sebastian Loeb Pike Pikes hill climb record where they basically used very heavily modified L...
by dizlexik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 131020

Re: When will everyone realize McLaren's wearing no clothes?

1.8 seconds slower than Red Bull with the same engine It seems McLaren was also slower than Renault in Bahrain. Really, that's the impression you got? Alonso was glued to Hulk practically the whole race, and made multiple attempts to overtake him. If he'd been in front, he would have built a gap ea...
by dizlexik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 52502

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

That was a fun race to watch. I think everyone underestimated these tires and how much of a beating they could take. It's a bit unfortunate that it didn't really matter which ties you used out there. There seems to be very little difference between the tires and they all seem to last forever. Hats ...
by dizlexik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Minimum pitstop time
Replies: 116
Views: 22811

Re: Minimum pitstop time

I don't think 4 seconds rule would have saved that poor mechanic :< Ferrari needed more time to deal with that wheel. Maybe FIA needs to introduce some requirement for person who works on wheel to press some button to confirm he changed the wheel or two buttons with each hand to make sure he is fini...
by dizlexik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 131020

Re: When will everyone realize McLaren's wearing no clothes?

KingVoid wrote:1.8 seconds slower than Red Bull with the same engine
It seems McLaren was also slower than Renault in Bahrain.
by dizlexik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 52502

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

UnlikeUday wrote:Here's the mechanic:

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Source - http://www.imgur.com

Have a speedy recovery.
I hope he will be alright soon :>
by dizlexik
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: WDC Top 10 Competition - 2018 Edition!
Replies: 18
Views: 16893

Re: WDC Top 10 Competition - 2018 Edition!

1. Vettel
2. Hamilton
3. Bottas
4. Raikkonen
5. Verstappen
6. Alonso
7. Ricciardo
8. Sainz
9. Hulkenberg
10. Ocon
by dizlexik
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Winter Testing Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 130802

Re: 2018 Winter Testing Thread

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opinion/f1/closer-look-preseason-f1-tests Mark Hughes hypothesises that the Ferrari does indeed have fuel consumption issues, and that it would tally with their long stint pace with what appeared to be 0 tyre degradation over the stint. He's not the first journo t...
by dizlexik
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Winter Testing Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 130802

Re: 2018 Winter Testing Thread

So what do we think guys? Mercedes dominance? Merc/Ferrari close battle? Red Bull right there? Thoughts? Going by the race stints it's Mercedes dominance with Ferrari/Red Bull further away than 2016 so unless Ferrari are sandbagging to world record levels it's number 5 in the bag for Mercedes and B...
by dizlexik
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Winter Testing Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 130802

Re: 2018 Winter Testing Thread

So what do we think guys? Mercedes dominance? Merc/Ferrari close battle? Red Bull right there? Thoughts? Going by the race stints it's Mercedes dominance with Ferrari/Red Bull further away than 2016 so unless Ferrari are sandbagging to world record levels it's number 5 in the bag for Mercedes and B...
by dizlexik
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Winter Testing Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 130802

Re: 2018 Winter Testing Thread

It's only testing remember... these things happen :uhoh: Their issues are as common as a Sauber being in the kitty litter. BTW, 2nd red flag due to Leclerc spinning into the kitty litter. My post was complete sarcasm. I'm just waiting for people to start making up excuses for them At this point thi...
by dizlexik
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault already considering strategic 2018 grid penalties
Replies: 40
Views: 15958

Re: Renault already considering strategic 2018 grid penaltie

Do the customer teams get any compensation from their engine supplier should they suffer an engine failure that may be the suppliers fault? I've find it amusing that Williams buy a Merc engine for a certain dollar amount in the expectation it should last a certain amount of km or hrs. If said engin...
by dizlexik
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Winter Testing Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 130802

Re: 2018 Winter Testing Thread

Jenson's Understeer wrote:It's really unfortunate for (team name here) who not only lost half of day two and all of day three, but have been limited to (very low number here) laps today because of a (part of the car here) problem.

(Thought I'd type this out now for easy editing later today).
Hehe :twisted: :thumbup:
by dizlexik
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie wants F1 to be fully electric in 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 9137

Re: Bernie wants F1 to be fully electric in 2021

The thing is how they do the change, if they do. If they wait for it to happen it will take a long time as the 'letric cars go head to head with the ICE cars, but if they say ' right, from 2025 ALL are electric' then they will only be racing like for like and we probably would not see much differen...
by dizlexik
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Winter Testing Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 130802

Re: 2018 Winter Testing Thread

Link for those who'll be following the last day of the test: https://www.f1today.net/en/live/f1/236443/follow-live-the-fourth-day-of-the-first-test-in-2018 Good news is that inspite of being foggy, the temperature is much warmer than yesterday & it's dry & we can expect good amount of running today...
by dizlexik
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie wants F1 to be fully electric in 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 9137

Re: Bernie wants F1 to be fully electric in 2021

EV racing is not motor racing. The day f1 turns into ev is the day I stop paying attention to it. if you don't like ev racing that's fair enough, but I don't see why you would say it isn't motor racing? They have motors and they race - kind of does exactly what it says on the tin!!! I daily drive a...
by dizlexik
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Winter Testing Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 130802

Re: 2018 Winter Testing Thread

froze wrote:
Covalent wrote:
dizlexik wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:Brrrr...it's cold...no testing today:

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Source - http://www.imgur.com
Snow is nice. Still it's -13 here, so they cant complain :P
It was -22 this morning here :-|
-26 here. x(
I don't mind freezing temperatures :>
by dizlexik
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Streaming service is OFFICIAL!!!
Replies: 98
Views: 32702

Re: Streaming service is OFFICIAL!!!

wolfticket wrote:VPNs aren't illegal, but using them to bypass legal restrictions on obtaining content is/maybe. YMMV.
It is illegal, even if you are subscriber to some service and travel abroad you can't watch it. There are plans to change, but they are only plans so far.
by dizlexik
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Winter Testing Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 130802

Re: 2018 Winter Testing Thread

UnlikeUday wrote:Brrrr...it's cold...no testing today:

Image
Source - http://www.imgur.com
Snow is nice. Still it's -13 here, so they cant complain :P
by dizlexik
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie wants F1 to be fully electric in 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 9137

Re: Bernie wants F1 to be fully electric in 2021

Why? They still have rowing, sailing, horse race etc. Just because there are alternatives, why kill the original? I want to see a move away from this 'Road Relevance'. I don.t drive around in a helmet and fireproof suit trying to pass everything I can. ( well, I do no my bike :uhoh: ) It's still lo...
by dizlexik
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie wants F1 to be fully electric in 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 9137

Re: Bernie wants F1 to be fully electric in 2021

Why? They still have rowing, sailing, horse race etc. Just because there are alternatives, why kill the original? I want to see a move away from this 'Road Relevance'. I don.t drive around in a helmet and fireproof suit trying to pass everything I can. ( well, I do no my bike :uhoh: ) It's still ve...
by dizlexik
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Martini to end Williams sponsorship
Replies: 16
Views: 6910

Re: Martini to end Williams sponsorship

I really got used to this livery. One of the best ever. Shame it will be gone, but Williams might have bigger worry with main sponsor gone. :<
by dizlexik
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie wants F1 to be fully electric in 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 9137

Bernie wants F1 to be fully electric in 2021

Which makes Bernie’s statement newsworthy here. He says that he wants F1 to become a “Super Formula E,” and that “the only thing you would miss would be the noise, and I do not believe that people could not come up with something to make, more or less, the old F1 noise.” This statement also comes o...
by dizlexik
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Winter Testing Thread
Replies: 722
Views: 130802

Re: 2018 Winter Testing Thread

Toby. wrote:Where's the logic in Williams running Kubica?
They hired him to drive F1 car? Not sure they would have bothered with testing him last season if he was just to become some Williams, Martini etc ambassador.