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by minchy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 37466

Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

What is Max doing? If you leave the circuit, you can't rejoin and cut someone up that badly.
by minchy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 37466

Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

:lol: Must've missed that comment! I did hear that he would have no problems with a driver switch again if Bottas is ahead, which is a shame, but at least he's straight out with it and honest.
by minchy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pound for Pound Champion
Replies: 14
Views: 4138

Re: Pound for Pound Champion

In that budget. Does this account for the entry fee each team has too pay the fia each season. The champion team (merc) have to pay a premium which I believe is €50,000 per point scored the previous season with the rest of the grid paying €25,000 per point scored the previous season. A question to ...
by minchy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible 4 part qualifying in 2019.
Replies: 70
Views: 20567

Re: Possible 4 part qualifying in 2019.

I don't really see the point in qualifying. I mean qualifying is something you do when threre are more candidates than places on the grid. At present we are 6 cars short for a full grid, which means everybody qualifies. I remember the reason for bringing in "better" qualifying schemes; avoiding lon...
by minchy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?
Replies: 273
Views: 48552

Re: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?

To me, Hamilton has got better with age. I am still confused why Kimi has not won a grand prix since his return to F1 :uhoh: ... It appears that Vettel does not like pressure compared to Hamilton, who thrives on it. :) Also, I've noticed that Hamilton's results get better in the 2nd half of the sea...
by minchy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gauging F1 fan interest levels over 10 years
Replies: 50
Views: 8787

Re: Gauging F1 fan interest levels over 10 years

I think the last season that I really enjoyed was 2012 although this year so far and last year have been good to watch. I'm sure others have said it in this thread already, but being from the UK and not having access to watch live has really made me lose interest. I used to watch the Sky footage by ...
by minchy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will the safety car happen?
Replies: 16
Views: 3580

Re: When will the safety car happen?

Wow, so much hate for Vettel. :uhoh: There's a difference between hate and poking fun at. And Vettel really doesn't help himself for the poking to be going his way! My own response to the poll would be 'It all depends if Max and Vettel manage to get round turn 1 without hitting each other! Neither ...
by minchy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Movie Review Thread
Replies: 1570
Views: 641732

Re: The Movie Review Thread

Not actually sure if this needs to be in a spoiler as I'm going to try and not say things about the plot, but the DVD's out now, so I've finally seen it...... I enjoyed the film, but compared to the rest of the Marvel films, it wasn't much of a stand alone film. By which I mean it doesn't stand up a...
by minchy
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Kimi lose the lead at Monza?
Replies: 51
Views: 9741

Re: How will Kimi lose the lead at Monza?

Is this really an issue? Mercedes openly admits that it will employ team orders, and everybody is mocking Ferrari in advance. But that is the point. Where Mercedes have been very open about employing team orders, Ferrari and a section of their fanbase seem to be pretending that their drivers are tr...
by minchy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 Secure Highlights for 2019 [Updated 12/9/18]
Replies: 39
Views: 10749

Re: No channel 4 highlights for 2019

All I can think is that if no good quality highlights are shown, it will simply reduce the viewership in the UK or make people find less reputable means of viewing. So all round not good for f1 in the UK.
by minchy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 159
Views: 27045

Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Looks to be rainy for qualifying at this stage.. Spa is seriously unpredictable when it comes to weather. So many times 1 part of the track is dry & the other wet. Wet weather means advantage Hamilton ! Aiaiai, don't say this in here! :lol: I know exactly where you're coming from, but I'd agree wit...
by minchy
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 25312

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

There’s a chance of rain on both Saturday and Sunday. I want there to be rain, because I want Vettel to make amends for what happened in Germany. I seriously think that he’s second only to Hamilton in the wet. Hungary is a chance to prove it and silence the critics. I am curious as to which races (...
by minchy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A way to artificially diversify the field
Replies: 19
Views: 4245

Re: A way to artificially diversify the field

I'd say it makes sense from an advertising perspective both from the the manufacturers point of view and Liberty's in marketing the sport with more sports car names in it. I don't think it would ever work though for the simple reason that the commentators are almost guaranteed every race to constant...
by minchy
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 24344

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Ham smashed the previous Silverstone lap record by 5 seconds 8O The level of performance is scary with the cars now. The external shots of them going through Maggots and Becketts looks like something from a CGI movie sequence. The lap record set by Alonso is a racing lap record. He did beat his own...
by minchy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Radio Apology
Replies: 104
Views: 16207

Re: Mercedes grovelling apology disgusting

I was thinking something like this too. There was nothing wrong with the first radio message, someone admitting fault and apologising (I wish more people could do this as opposed to trying to pass blame elsewhere). But the second time we heard him was awful! I don't know everything that was said ove...
by minchy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lewis hamilton music career
Replies: 36
Views: 17407

Re: Lewis hamilton music career

So F1 fans suddenly feel otherwise crap music now is good because an F1 driver is involved in it. Aguileras voice is holding up the whole tune which is pretty flat and repetetive. Do you remember when MTV sponsored a team and they asked drivers for requests? The drivers ised to request the most god...
by minchy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 French Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 33745

Re: 2018 French Grand Prix Race Thread

Finally managed to watch the race as the catch up wasn't available until 1am or so!

Fairly boring race again, but I do like the fast, flowing track layout. Just a shame that it's such an eyesore with those lines everywhere.
by minchy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28345

Re: My god I love Le Mans

2/3 for Fernando Yep. Can't help but feel that's sealed his fate as an F1 driver, and that he (and most likely McLaren) will do a full season of Indycar next year, to give him a proper go at the Indy 500. And with the new regulations coming in for the 2010 season, McLaren could well enter Le Mans a...
by minchy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28345

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Ah, thanks peeps. I honestly though he was in #7
by minchy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28345

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Zoue wrote:
minchy wrote:Looks like Alonso is going to miss out from that spin earlier. Doubt they're going to catch up a lap in the final hour.
he's in the lead?
Is he? Which car is he in?
by minchy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28345

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Oh, just seen the analysis that he missed his pit window.
by minchy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28345

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Looks like Alonso is going to miss out from that spin earlier. Doubt they're going to catch up a lap in the final hour.
by minchy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28345

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Yay, home and watching finally!

I don't mind looking at the scrolling positions bar, but I do wish (which I don't think I've ever seen in endurance racing) that they'd put on the side of the screen the current top 3 in each class. Would make it a lot easier to catch up on positions quickly.
by minchy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28345

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Lol, much appreciated:)

Shift over soon so I should get get to watch the finish if I don't fall asleep.
by minchy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28345

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Been working all night so not been able to watch. You guys should post more commentary!!! One post #8 was behind with stop go penalty, couple of posts later and they were ahead. :D
by minchy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Inter-team team orders at Monaco? (Merc/FI)
Replies: 208
Views: 24965

Re: Inter-team team orders at Monaco? (Merc/FI)

Something that I don't think has been mentioned in this thread yet is how this, or any other incident like it, will affect the bookies and gambling. I don't gamble myself, but bookies take bets on f1 and if it is classed as a sport the odds and bets should reflect that. Look at match fixing in almo...
by minchy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Inter-team team orders at Monaco? (Merc/FI)
Replies: 208
Views: 24965

Re: Inter-team team orders at Monaco? (Merc/FI)

To be honest, I don't know if there is a rule which specifically stops inter-team orders similar to the badly worded tram order rule which got abolished back in 2011(ish), but I'd assume if there isn't, there probably should be, otherwise it really will just be an engine manufacturers championship.
by minchy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Inter-team team orders at Monaco? (Merc/FI)
Replies: 208
Views: 24965

Re: Inter-team team orders at Monaco? (Merc/FI)

Something that I don't think has been mentioned in this thread yet is how this, or any other incident like it, will affect the bookies and gambling. I don't gamble myself, but bookies take bets on f1 and if it is classed as a sport the odds and bets should reflect that. Look at match fixing in almos...
by minchy
Tue May 29, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Inter-team team orders at Monaco? (Merc/FI)
Replies: 208
Views: 24965

Re: Inter-team team orders at Monaco? (Merc/FI)

I think regardless of who Ocon was actually racing, he wouldn't have even needed to use defensive driving to keep Hamilton behind him and lost no race time himself. In my opinion, in this situation, it really shouldn't matter if he on a different strategy or not - he was currently ahead of Hamilton ...
by minchy
Mon May 28, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [merged] Red Bull & Honda agree on engine deal
Replies: 204
Views: 47346

Re: Honda Redbull

^I don’t think drivers factor into the decision I'd say that all depends if drivers are two-a-penny or an expensive commodity? Because you can almost guarantee that the engine supplier will be one of the drivers deciding factors if they have a choice of who to sign with (especially if it is a Honda...
by minchy
Mon May 28, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [merged] Red Bull & Honda agree on engine deal
Replies: 204
Views: 47346

Re: Honda Redbull

My gut instinct as to whether redbull will change to Honda is simply if they want to keep Ricciado or not. For a top driver who is potentially in demand for more than one top team, it'll have to be a pretty Steller pitch by redbull and Honda to keep him there. But then again, the pitch worked on Alo...
by minchy
Sun May 27, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 83328

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

You know it's been a dull race when the podium ceremony is the most entertaining thing in 2 and a half hours!
by minchy
Sun May 27, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 106
Views: 31138

Re: Who is the best F1 driver ever?

I put more stock in Patrick O'Brien's assessments. http://grandprixratings.blogspot.ca/ I still miss you Patrick, RIP my friend. I was also going to say Patrick's ratings are still the best by far. He worked on his formula for so long, taking driver, car and overall package into account from their ...
by minchy
Sat May 26, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 44883

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

[*] Is anyone having issues with NOWTV? the aspect ratio seems to be 16:9 letter box on every channel like films are. Everything looks horribly squashed on the f1 coverage. It is fine in the menu of my nowTV box, but awful when watching the coverage. What could this be? You tried altering the ratio ...
by minchy
Thu May 24, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Autosport: More details of Formula E's radical race format
Replies: 7
Views: 2803

Re: Autosport: More details of Formula E's radical race form

I'd prefer it to fanboost too and to be honest as long as f1 remains 'proper' (as much as it can with DRS and tyre regs), I'm happy to have a gimmick.like this in Fe. I watch Fe for a number of reasons, one of which is that it is purely entertaining! I can understand that it will make it different t...
by minchy
Sun May 20, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa to drive in Formula-e
Replies: 38
Views: 8313

Re: Massa to drive in Formula-e

On a slightly related topic to the thread - From the video posted on formula e's YouTube channel of Nico driving the gen 2 car in Berlin, in his interview after the drive, he seemed fairly adamant that he wasn't going to be driving for Mercedes in Fe in 2 years time. Couldn't tell if it all smoke an...
by minchy
Sun May 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa to drive in Formula-e
Replies: 38
Views: 8313

Re: Massa to drive in Formula-e

I just hope he doesn't do as bad as Villeneuve or Trulli did, or even Heidfeld. From all the ex F1 drivers to compete in Fe, the older ones haven't faired overly well. If that's down to actual driving talent or possibly getting a little older I don't know, but even if Fe isn't as physically demandi...
by minchy
Sat May 19, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa to drive in Formula-e
Replies: 38
Views: 8313

Re: Massa to drive in Formula-e

I just hope he doesn't do as bad as Villeneuve or Trulli did, or even Heidfeld. From all the ex F1 drivers to compete in Fe, the older ones haven't faired overly well. If that's down to actual driving talent or possibly getting a little older I don't know, but even if Fe isn't as physically demandin...
by minchy
Fri May 11, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 TV App Now Available!
Replies: 76
Views: 25276

Re: F1 TV App Now Available!

Toby. wrote:Any idea what F1 Pro is compared F1 TV access?
https://www.formula1.com/en/subscribe-to-f1-tv-pro.html
by minchy
Thu May 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 TV App Now Available!
Replies: 76
Views: 25276

Re: F1 TV App Now Available!

Nice to see they've made different services for those of us who can't watch live (or even replays, thanks Sky!).