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by RickM
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2
Replies: 560
Views: 71194

Re: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2

Well, there are a few things we know for certain about the first race: - There will be at least one safety car - The marshals will be very busy - They'll need to hire a few extra cranes/tractors to remove cars - If you've got a Renault badge on your car, you're going to have a bad time Bring on Melb...
by RickM
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FOTA disbanded
Replies: 27
Views: 3657

Re: FOTA disbanded

It'll be reformed eventually under a new name and vision. Remember before FOTA we had something similar that also vanished. Generally FOTA only has a place when the FIA or FOM are acting up, trying to do stupid things that would mess with the sport. At which point the teams gather, threaten to all q...
by RickM
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What will FIA do if we have a split field?
Replies: 26
Views: 4845

Re: What will FIA do if we have a split field?

They shouldn't do anything. It would create an amazing in-season development program and force teams to be a heck of a lot more creative. The only thing I suspect will happen, sadly is some sort of "official ok" that allows Renault to 'fix' their engine. You know what Lotus and Red Bull ar...
by RickM
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Car Number Countdown to Australia
Replies: 1023
Views: 116867

Re: Car Number Countdown to Australia

Holy crap. I didn't realise we were this close. That's got to be the shortest winter period we've had in ages. http://www.myracingimages.com/galleries/American-Le-Mans-Series/Class-LMP1-LMP2-2009-1/photos/Car_16_P2_C.Dyson_G.Smith_Lola_B09_86_Mazda_Dyson_Racing_Team_2A3503.jpg 2009 American Le Mans,...
by RickM
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will this be Caterham's last season?
Replies: 31
Views: 4864

Re: Will this be Caterham's last season?

I fear for them this year. They are on Renault engines as well. And I can easily see this really being last year in F1 with Tony selling the team to someone else before the end of the year. It begs the question - lets assume he decides to call it quits and sells the team. Does he include Caterham C...
by RickM
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: And a night race for Sochi too?
Replies: 38
Views: 5206

Re: And a night race for Sochi too?

1.21 gigawats! :o
by RickM
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault admit they are "weeks behind" in engine development
Replies: 178
Views: 26737

Re: Renault admit they are "weeks behind" in engine developm

Red Bull won't get to design a new chassis just because the engine keeps blowing up. Virgin got special dispensation from all teams to do the work they needed to do on the 2010 car. But they weren't a top team, they weren't the reigning 4x double World Champs. Red Bull won't get that special dispen...
by RickM
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will this be Caterham's last season?
Replies: 31
Views: 4864

Re: Will this be Caterham's last season?

I think it's going to depend highly on what's happening with Marussia. If they are able to outscore Caterham again this year then I see Fernandes bailing. He's not the sort of person that buys into a business and keeps it for life. He flips them. He takes on a business, makes it better, and sells it...
by RickM
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will FIA 2014 engine rules attract more manufacturers?
Replies: 14
Views: 1633

Re: Will FIA 2014 engine rules attract more manufacturers?

Also currently true, but aren't FIA opening up applications for more teams from 2016? If it's anything like last time, I wouldn't expect to see a mass of new teams. - Torro Ross have been up for sale for years, and nobody's bought them - Nobody bought HRT (and they could have, for pennies) - There ...
by RickM
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will FIA 2014 engine rules attract more manufacturers?
Replies: 14
Views: 1633

Re: Will FIA 2014 engine rules attract more manufacturers?

Why is 'No' not an option?

Right now it makes no financial sense for anyone else to enter after Honda. There wouldn't be enough customers to make the development expense worthwhile.
by RickM
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best of the Mercs
Replies: 32
Views: 5223

Re: Best of the Mercs

Just a thought. We all know Merc's looking very strong. But have they sorted out the weight issue yet? They were overweight, even after the drivers had both lost pretty significant amounts of weight as well.
by RickM
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3764
Views: 1152320

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

It's the same problem we all reported a page or 2 back that was being looked into. It stopped for a couple of days but it keeps happening.
by RickM
Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

I have the feeling that RB is mostly in it for publicity It's not a feeling, it's a fact. Red Bull's involvement in F1 is based on them having high promotion of the brand. In the past there has been a few comments about how they wouldn't hesitate to leave the sport if they stopped being as successf...
by RickM
Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

I have the feeling that RB is mostly in it for publicity It's not a feeling, it's a fact. Red Bull's involvement in F1 is based on them having high promotion of the brand. In the past there has been a few comments about how they wouldn't hesitate to leave the sport if they stopped being as successf...
by RickM
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

Photos from today: http://images.scribblelive.com/2014/2/21/15ea58ac-c120-47a9-afd8-ce14a88580fb_800.jpg http://images.scribblelive.com/2014/2/21/f9de424c-ae06-4267-9b24-b87b2dd83bf6_800.jpg http://images.scribblelive.com/2014/2/21/922695e0-b9b8-42b1-b76e-b45bdcfe0bb3_800.jpg http://images.scribblel...
by RickM
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

Laps per driver: Button (McLaren) 103 Ericsson (Caterham) 98 Gutierrez (Sauber) 96 Hamilton (Mercedes) 67 Massa (Williams) 60 Perez (Force India) 57 Kvyat (Toro Rosso) 57 Bottas (Williams) 55 Raikkonen (Ferrari) 44 Ricciardo (Red Bull) 28 Maldonado (Lotus) 26 Chilton (Marussia) 4 Laps per team: htt...
by RickM
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

Chaincase wrote:Thanks :thumbup:

I like the sound, personally.

Yeah, I do too, they sound pretty decent IMO
by RickM
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

Trackside Videos just posted by sky:

http://admin.brightcove.com/viewer/us20 ... aming=true

NOTE:
Click the 'i' in the top right of the video - it'll open a list of all trackside videos for each car.
by RickM
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could Renault problems be genuine ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4408

Re: Could Renault problems be genuine ?

Not to hijack the thread (it isnt going anywhere anyway) - But was it wise for FIA to risk so much by stuffing too many changes. They have potentially ruined the whole season by not taking the incremental approach. Be thankful that it was put off this long, it was supposed to happen last year and t...
by RickM
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could Renault problems be genuine ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4408

Re: Could Renault problems be genuine ?

paulsf1fix wrote:Could Renault problems be genuine?!

Naa, it's all for fairy cakes and giggles x(

You don't seriously think they plan out how to make it look like they did a crap job do you?
by RickM
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie wins this month's legal case
Replies: 35
Views: 4874

Re: Bernie wins this month's legal case

As expected, nothing will happen. The judge has already started the process of dismissing the case, and Bernie will walk free. It doesn't matter what's right or wrong in the legal system, you should all know that by now ;)
by RickM
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

another thing i noticed: merc have been suspiciously silent since their stopage earlier on... EDIT: just as i hit submit, amus reports that merc are having water pressure issues... no word on when they will be back out... Sky are saying that Merc told them both stoppages were due to sensor issues, ...
by RickM
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

Anyone seen any shots of the side of the RB10 today? Yesterday it had a little pipe cut out as a cooling fix. Was curious to see if they were still using that, or if they were trying something else out.
by RickM
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

Thinking that 1 bad car would make Newey resign, or Red Bull push him out is crazy. It's beyond crazy, it's pure stupidity.

That'd be like firing Vettel for having 1 bad season after winning 4 WDC's.
by RickM
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

This is what I posted on the F1F feed about the RB10's smokey outing: So, small hypothesis: they said this morning they came to Bahrain with 2 possible solutions. This morning they tested the first - no obvious problems. After a while of not running for installation of the second solution, they now...
by RickM
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: To anyone in or near North East England...
Replies: 25
Views: 3547

Re: To anyone in or near North East England...

I only ever went into the Ferrari shop in London a couple of times before it closed up, didn't it have an old car in the downstairs area? I remember seeing it the first time I went, but it was gone the second time. No idea what year it was from though. It was an F2005 and it was always on the top f...
by RickM
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams New Title Sponsor
Replies: 65
Views: 18137

Re: Williams New Title Sponsor

OFFICIAL LIVERY! http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ENKX1PJVHt0/UwP2ijzrRtI/AAAAAAAANwI/mg1hcLWML10/s1600/willi.jpg Can you share the source? Not being funny but without a source we have no idea if this is just a photoshopped mockup As a sidenote, why the hell does it say "Martini Racing", like th...
by RickM
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: To anyone in or near North East England...
Replies: 25
Views: 3547

Re: To anyone in or near North East England...

I only ever went into the Ferrari shop in London a couple of times before it closed up, didn't it have an old car in the downstairs area? I remember seeing it the first time I went, but it was gone the second time. No idea what year it was from though.
by RickM
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams New Title Sponsor
Replies: 65
Views: 18137

Re: Williams New Title Sponsor

Lt. Drebin wrote:
JohnnyGuitar wrote:
Alienturnedhuman wrote:Image


What on earth is that?

British police caught Massa speeding :)

Why's the police man under the wheel and holding a breathaliser? :/
by RickM
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jv vs martin brundle. who do you back.
Replies: 159
Views: 19295

Re: Jv vs martin brundle. who do you back.

JV was a good driver on his day but he made a complete meal of winning his 1997 title. I mean that Williams was a whole second quicker than the rest of the field at times. No way should it have gone down to the wire. He was erratic in 1996 but given that was his first season people let him off with...
by RickM
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams New Title Sponsor
Replies: 65
Views: 18137

Re: Williams New Title Sponsor

As long as they ditch the disreputable livery they've had for the last 5-10 years I'll be happy.
by RickM
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jv vs martin brundle. who do you back.
Replies: 159
Views: 19295

Re: Jv vs martin brundle. who do you back.

Not a fan of JV. He just seems to say some stupid things when he wants a bit of attention. Whilst he's correct on many of his points about F1 starting to become artificial, he really does himself no favours at all with the way he presents his argument. It's not the first time he's come across as a b...
by RickM
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

Sky Sports F1's Bahrain Test One schedule Wednesday February 19 9pm - Bahrain Day One round-up. 9.15pm - Ask Crofty, Day One. Thursday February 20 9pm - Bahrain Day Two round-up. 9.15pm - Ask Crofty, Day Two. Friday February 21 9pm - Bahrain Day Three round-up. 9.15pm - Ask Crofty, Day Three. Satur...
by RickM
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

And they have been playing races from past seasons? Granted - it's usually off-line or repeats, but you can't fault there coverage on race weekends and in season. Don't forget on demand I assume sky let you access the same on-demand content from Sky that we get on Virgin. There is usually a bunch o...
by RickM
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

Sky Sports F1's Bahrain Test One schedule Wednesday February 19 9pm - Bahrain Day One round-up. 9.15pm - Ask Crofty, Day One. Thursday February 20 9pm - Bahrain Day Two round-up. 9.15pm - Ask Crofty, Day Two. Friday February 21 9pm - Bahrain Day Three round-up. 9.15pm - Ask Crofty, Day Three. Satur...
by RickM
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

With regards to the above about Sky If it's anything like Ted's was, it'll be longer than 30 minutes. He always managed to go over by 10-15 mins.
by RickM
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81189

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

Anyone know if the Sky F1 channel is broadcasting any testing this year? I know they did a news and notebook show for each day of Jerez, presumably they'll continue for Bahrain? But what about more extensive coverage like last year? Looks like it's going to be the same as Jerez but with Crofty doin...
by RickM
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA permitted doughnut for F1 2014
Replies: 49
Views: 7625

Re: FIA permitted doughnut for F1 2014

Jokes aside; the real problem of drivers (seb) lighting up the track while drivers are still racing seems to be more of a relatively isolated problem that could be dealt with a lot more casually and personally than a blanket rule. It's the old problem of hammer or scalpel, sure its easier to use a ...
by RickM
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anybody else...
Replies: 36
Views: 5693

Re: Anybody else...

The best part of the new engines is the sound they make when they are turned off. They sound like a jet engine powering down and take absolutely ages to turn off completely.


Sidenote: Anyone else...get tiddled off when people post vague thread titles ;)
by RickM
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA permitted doughnut for F1 2014
Replies: 49
Views: 7625

Re: FIA permitted doughnut for F1 2014

Jokes aside; the real problem of drivers (seb) lighting up the track while drivers are still racing seems to be more of a relatively isolated problem that could be dealt with a lot more casually and personally than a blanket rule. It's the old problem of hammer or scalpel, sure its easier to use a ...