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by RickM
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull hire Playstation gamer turned racer
Replies: 21
Views: 3351

Re: Red Bull hire Playstation gamer turned racer

Alienturnedhuman wrote:I hope Red Bull consider me for their "fighting evil computers with a Portal Gun" program. My mother could probably ace their crushing candy series as well.


ooo, I wonder if you'd get a pair of cool long-jump boots to go along with the gun. They'd be pretty handy!
by RickM
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA permitted doughnut for F1 2014
Replies: 49
Views: 7625

Re: FIA permitted doughnut for F1 2014

On the face of it, this rule looks stupid. But actually it's pretty clever. They know they cant stop Seb doing donuts now. So to put some sort of control in there, without having to say 'no donuts' they have allowed it under restricted circumstances. This means if people take the gherkin, they get ...
by RickM
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA permitted doughnut for F1 2014
Replies: 49
Views: 7625

Re: FIA permitted doughnut for F1 2014

On the face of it, this rule looks stupid. But actually it's pretty clever. They know they cant stop Seb doing donuts now. So to put some sort of control in there, without having to say 'no donuts' they have allowed it under restricted circumstances. This means if people take the gherkin, they get p...
by RickM
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Am I the only one that imediatelly thought of ...
Replies: 12
Views: 3470

Re: Am I the only one that imediatelly thought of ...

paul_gmb wrote:and the pic on the front of the PF1 page :)

TBH I dont think many people here actually read the PF1 main website. It's never exactly been the best source of F1 news ;)
by RickM
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams New Title Sponsor
Replies: 65
Views: 18139

Re: Williams New Title Sponsor

growers wrote:
RickM wrote:You wont see it for sale, it was only for the testing livery so would have been a limited production run, likely rushed too. They probably only ordered a batch of 100 for the team.

Source?

Common Sense.
by RickM
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 881
Views: 150540

Re: Formula E

The driver lineup actually looks pretty good, especially if you want to attract casual F1 watchers. Names like Bruno Senna, Liuzzi, di Grassi, Alguersuari, Sato, Karthikeyan, Chandhok and Klien could be familiar to those who've watched F1. Granted none of them are big names but still, it'll be good...
by RickM
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams New Title Sponsor
Replies: 65
Views: 18139

Re: Williams New Title Sponsor

I don't normally have much interest in F1 clothes but Toby's post just reminded me I saw Massa wearing a really cool Williams cap at Jerez. I had a look at some online stores but couldn't find it. I guess with Martini coming onboard it will be superceded by a new range sporting their colours, and t...
by RickM
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will win in 2014
Replies: 30
Views: 4846

Re: Who will win in 2014

I took a blind 'gut' guess of Hamilton. Simply because when he came to Merc last year, we all had fairly low expectations and he was a hell of a lot better than I expected. Given how quickly he settled in and started delivering, I'd expect him to do the same this year. That plus the Merc looking ver...
by RickM
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 881
Views: 150540

Re: Formula E

The driver lineup actually looks pretty good, especially if you want to attract casual F1 watchers. Names like Bruno Senna, Liuzzi, di Grassi, Alguersuari, Sato, Karthikeyan, Chandhok and Klien could be familiar to those who've watched F1. Granted none of them are big names but still, it'll be good ...
by RickM
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Season Review is out 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2984

Re: Official Season Review is out 2013

Pretty pointless buying it now. They really gherkin me off with this. Last year it came out a week after Christmas. Surely it would make sense to have it ready FOR christmas.

Either way, if its anything like last years, dont bother just watch Sky's hour long version on youtube.
by RickM
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will we see Cosworth again?
Replies: 28
Views: 4087

Re: Will we see Cosworth again?

I can only imagine this if a manufacturer comes by and buys them for the engine building experience. The only plausible ones are Hyundai and Ford, maybe GM as well, other big players are either in the sport, left recently or have the necessary experience in house, e.g. from building Le Mans engines...
by RickM
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Karun Chandhok tweet
Replies: 66
Views: 15630

Re: Karun Chandhok tweet

JohnnyGuitar wrote:Apparently a Williams shirt with Martini branding was briefly on display on F1 mechandise site onpole.com earlier today;


I've just been poking around at their source code. Confirmed: http://lghttp.19317.nexcesscdn.net/8094 ... 3new-a.png

Just incase they take that down, I've uploaded a copy here too: http://imgur.com/hzSUBDV

So yeah - confirmed. Williams has Martini :)
by RickM
Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will we see Cosworth again?
Replies: 28
Views: 4087

Re: Will we see Cosworth again?

Cosworth will be back. It's not the first time they've left the sport, and it wont be the last. F1 in it's current state wont last forever. We've got several teams making nowhere near enough money, big sponsors dropping off, etc. At some point a team or to will vanish, then a few new ones will event...
by RickM
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus to test at Jerez on Friday
Replies: 74
Views: 13774

Re: Lotus to test at Jerez on Friday

"Promo days" need to be 'fixed'. I.e 2 days pre-season where ALL teams have the option of taking part in that 2 day run. Then 2 days mid-summer.

It's way too easy for teams to pass off these 'filming days' and using them for testing.
by RickM
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie tips Rosberg for the WDC title '14!
Replies: 89
Views: 13063

Re: Bernie tips Rosberg for the WDC title '14!

Reliability could be a huge factor. In a lot of ways it'll be the only factor. Whatever happens, at the end of the year we'll get the usual round of reasoning and excuses as to why X driver did well, and Y driver didn't. More so with so many changes. Personally I don't think Rosberg has a shot at t...
by RickM
Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Caption time
Replies: 112
Views: 16671

Re: Caption time

Covalent wrote:Who the hell is "Suckie" and why does she feature in every single one of your captions?

Dont worry - nobody gets Placids post - not a single one of them seems to make any sense x(
by RickM
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3764
Views: 1152534

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Something's up with the ads on the site. It was happening yesterday and it's happening today. It'll randomly break the forum layout, showing a big donkey text box with the pages html. Tested on Chrome (OS X), Safari (OS X) and IE 10 (Win 8 ) as well as Safari on iOS - all have the same issue. It doe...
by RickM
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus to test at Jerez on Friday
Replies: 74
Views: 13774

Re: Lotus to test at Jerez on Friday

I don't think taking the gherkin out of another team's woes when your own financial position is pretty critical is the thing to do Lotus... If you follow Lotus at all you'll know that their PR style is very, VERY tongue in cheek. The guys running the youtube channel, twitter, facebook, etc likely c...
by RickM
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari sponsorship by tobacco company?
Replies: 605
Views: 67005

Re: Ferrari sponsorship by tobacco company?

For those still skeptical: http://www.graphicology.com/storage/article-images-3/marlboro_test.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1272599246869 Read this: m It's basically cleverly designed to almost match up what the blurred Marlboro logo would be, so on a crappy TV, at high speed, you'd likely not know...
by RickM
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda deal with McLaren worth €100M
Replies: 23
Views: 5818

Re: Honda deal with McLaren worth €100M

Sony sponsoring McLaren wouldn't be affected by them selling off their PC arm. Sony have been building up to become more of a home entertainment company for a long time. They know there's no chance they can compete with Apple on the mobile, tablet or computer fronts. So instead have been focusing on...
by RickM
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari sponsorship by tobacco company?
Replies: 605
Views: 67005

Re: Ferrari sponsorship by tobacco company?

I don't care if an 18 year old decides to buy some cigs. They are old enough to know better. Same goes for a 16 year old who tries to procure them illegally. Uh yeah you're probably on your own there Why should I care though? If a 16 year old is old enough to get married then they are old enough to...
by RickM
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari sponsorship by tobacco company?
Replies: 605
Views: 67005

Re: Ferrari sponsorship by tobacco company?

Laura23 wrote:I don't care if an 18 year old decides to buy some cigs. They are old enough to know better. Same goes for a 16 year old who tries to procure them illegally.

Uh yeah you're probably on your own there ;)
by RickM
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus to test at Jerez on Friday
Replies: 74
Views: 13774

Re: Lotus to test at Jerez on Friday

I don't know exactly how easy or hard it is to get some secret snaps at Jerez, but Merc (and another team, right?) did such a test day and they only launched at the start of official testing. No spy shots reached us before that. Or maybe nobody knew they were going to have that test day (ok, "...
by RickM
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie tips Rosberg for the WDC title '14!
Replies: 89
Views: 13063

Re: Bernie tips Rosberg for the WDC title '14!

Bernie might be on to something there. This year is very much a year for a 'thinking' driver, I rate Vettel, Rosberg and Alonso highly then. Lewis is very quick but I rate him less of a (strategic) thinker and less adaptable too. Outside chance for Button if the McLaren is good and to his liking fr...
by RickM
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie tips Rosberg for the WDC title '14!
Replies: 89
Views: 13063

Re: Bernie tips Rosberg for the WDC title '14!

One things for sure. With Ross gone you can bet there will be some arguments and a fall out down at Merc. There's no way Hamilton or Rosberg will play second fiddle if they both have a shot at the WDC.
by RickM
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus to test at Jerez on Friday
Replies: 74
Views: 13774

Re: Lotus to test at Jerez on Friday

Here's where the FIA need to change the rules - 50km max (31 miles) and the show tyres should essentially be rock solid rubber, that dont give a performance boost after they are scrubbed. Not saying this to penalise Lotus but come on, it's a "Filming Day". Where the end result will be a 30...
by RickM
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda deal with McLaren worth €100M
Replies: 23
Views: 5818

Re: Honda deal with McLaren worth €100M

One thing i expect next year will be Red Bull Honda Next year? I highly doubt that. You can bet McLaren and Honda's contract will have some stipulations that mean McLaren will be the only 'front running' team to get the engine. Don't be surprised to see someone like Force India, Sauber or Marussia ...
by RickM
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big drop in television audience watching F1
Replies: 83
Views: 8753

Re: Big drop in television audience watching F1

(UK again sorry) is there any reason why BBC can not buy the coverage from Sky to be screened later? I know that would mean fitting it in on sunday evening, but why not on red button +6 hrs? I suppose many other chanels world wide could take the same? Sponsors would get a double helping too. Money....
by RickM
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big drop in television audience watching F1
Replies: 83
Views: 8753

Re: Big drop in television audience watching F1

I can see F1 returning to free-to-air TV in the UK by about 2017. Whilst that would be great, it'd actually be a big downgrade for those with Sky, and as the BBC would no way in hell be able to get the rights, it'd be either ITV or C4 most likely, which means practically no real coverage, just the ...
by RickM
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Helmet Thread.
Replies: 65
Views: 13872

Re: 2014 Helmet Thread.

Perez has gone for a...um....bright...colour scheme there, hasn't he!
by RickM
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RedBull Racing RB10 Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 20024

Re: RedBull Racing RB10 Thread

Lots of word play this year! Red Bull are beaten, Ferrari driving around the track with a FIAT. Just think if Ferrari keeps the same naming scheme next year. (F15T) It'll be the Ferrari FIST! Ferrari are pretty peaky at keeping consistent names. 2014: F14T 2013: F138 (where does the '8' come in to ...
by RickM
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Big drop in television audience watching F1
Replies: 83
Views: 8753

Re: Big drop in television audience watching F1

I can see F1 returning to free-to-air TV in the UK by about 2017. Whilst that would be great, it'd actually be a big downgrade for those with Sky, and as the BBC would no way in hell be able to get the rights, it'd be either ITV or C4 most likely, which means practically no real coverage, just the ...
by RickM
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: And the best looking of all... ? (Revised poll)
Replies: 37
Views: 5122

Re: And the best looking of all... ? (Revised poll)

Wow the Toro Rosso really is getting no love at all lol
by RickM
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How many laps can a car do with an ERS/KRS failure?
Replies: 13
Views: 3209

Re: How many laps can a car do with an ERS/KRS failure?

From what I've read and understood, no ERS = retire. There's simply no point wasting your engine.
by RickM
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Conclusions from Jerez
Replies: 81
Views: 13353

Re: Conclusions from Jerez

9. Ted's Notebook is getting a little too 'blue' for my liking (fruit appendages etc.) I found it to be getting a bit dull. I know he's probably not got a huge amount of info to work with, but some of it just seems a bit silly now. I dont get why he's having to do silly things like have a camera, p...
by RickM
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..
Replies: 1021
Views: 116947

Re: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..

f1fan09 wrote:I laughed earlier when Ted said that the flat bed truck to carry the red bull back has done more laps than the red bull car or something along them lines on his notebook feature.


:lol: Yup, sad thing is that it's true lol

Some of the photographers had been round more times than the RB!
by RickM
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..
Replies: 1021
Views: 116947

Re: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..

The noise level needed to be cut IMO, it had reached the point where damaged hearing is pretty much normal in the pitlane. You had to wear earplugs if you were watching from anywhere near the track (unless your hearing was well impaired already) and then it's muffled anyway. Ted Kravitz mentioned h...
by RickM
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My hopes and dreams for 2014!
Replies: 42
Views: 5039

Re: My hopes and dreams for 2014!

All I want this year is for it to go down to the last lap, of the last race, with more than 2 people in the running. I do not want the championship rounded up by September.

Regardless of who wins it, I just want it to be damn exciting throughout the entire field.
by RickM
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Conclusions from Jerez
Replies: 81
Views: 13353

Re: Conclusions from Jerez

9. Ted's Notebook is getting a little too 'blue' for my liking (fruit appendages etc.) I found it to be getting a bit dull. I know he's probably not got a huge amount of info to work with, but some of it just seems a bit silly now. I dont get why he's having to do silly things like have a camera, p...
by RickM
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..
Replies: 1021
Views: 116947

Re: 2014 Jerez Winter Testing thread..

Angel De La Muerte wrote:I know its not connected but rather funny, I bought a Renault in Decemeber thinking, well good chance of them being at the front, or one of their teams, and then all this testing and engine troubles ahaha

Ask to return it now then :P