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by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 849
Views: 55945

Re: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

w1Y! wrote:Nicos response says it all.

- was allowed to fight
- still couldn't get past with faster tyres

Which it's the reason he is kicking himself and not tiddled off.

Yup, it was down to pure driving tack, not strategy with the Merc's. Both were awesome today and Nico's very magnanimous, which is great.
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 849
Views: 55945

Re: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Another plus - no more crap interviewers on the podium. Brian Johnson!
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 849
Views: 55945

Re: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

I think Nicos just glad he was allowed to race Yeah! Really awesome reaction, it show that there are drivers who are there to have an awesome time, and not cry when they dont get their way. Really glad Merc let them race, it made for an amazing finish. The same goes for Force India, Williams and Fe...
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 849
Views: 55945

Re: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

From an action/racing point of view that was, with 100% certainty the best ever Bahrain race. Awesome racing quality across the field today*


*Except for Pastor the plank.
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Principal Press meeting..... Best ever
Replies: 29
Views: 5608

Re: Team Principal Press meeting..... Best ever

w1Y! wrote:Is everyone at red bull a bad loser?

It seems that way. Horner and Newey have been miserable, moody bastards since January. It's getting pretty pathetic.
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed: US team among 2 new teams set for F1 in 2015
Replies: 122
Views: 15302

Re: Confirmed: US team among 2 new teams set for F1 in 2015

I'll believe it when I see it. I cant see the second team (Colin Kolles) making it though, and I'd be surprised if the US team makes it. If either of them do make it, I'd expect to see Caterham and/or Marussia to finally fold and walk away. That, after all is the only reason they are accepting new t...
by RickM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly weight limits. JEV hospitalized after Oz
Replies: 24
Views: 3404

Re: Silly weight limits. JEV hospitalized after Oz

Simple solution: raise the minimum weight by 10 kilos, remove a maximum weight limit. Nobody should have any problem then, and nobody will have an advantage.
by RickM
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: TV Ratings Surge in USA
Replies: 49
Views: 8941

Re: TV Ratings Surge in USA

If Merc continue to dominate those figures will dwindle rather rapidly again. It'd take a couple of seasons. That's how long it took for it to kick in in the MSC and Vettel borefests. Hopefully it wont get that far. I want to see some damn fine racing this year, not swimming pool around with a 30 s...
by RickM
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Principal Press meeting..... Best ever
Replies: 29
Views: 5608

Re: Team Principal Press meeting..... Best ever

Team Principal Press conference...... Must be broadcast most places! Use google Some of us don't have a dedicated F1 channel, nor coverage other than the main race. It's hard enough to view Ted's Notebook in this part of the world, and I can assure you it's harder to find the Team Principle's PC, o...
by RickM
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Principal Press meeting..... Best ever
Replies: 29
Views: 5608

Re: Team Principal Press meeting..... Best ever

Lojik wrote:I watched it yesterday and it was very interesting. However there seemed to be poor quality sound, which coupled with a sulky mumbling Newey made things quite hard to follow.

Yeah same here. Happened to catch it on Sky but the audio quality was crap. Lowe was completely inaudible so I turned off.
by RickM
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers Health at Risk? *Update
Replies: 61
Views: 7651

Re: Drivers Health at Risk?

Colo134 wrote:I saw a picture of Button on the grid on Malaysia. He looks quite gaunt, and unhealthy.

I noticed that too, a few of them looked pretty ill really. Even Massa, and he's usually got quite podgy cheeks!
by RickM
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why Benedict Cumberbatch conducting podium interview?
Replies: 44
Views: 7088

Re: Why Benedict Cumberbatch conducting podium interview?

I'd like to see Rowan Atkinson do a post race interview. Being comfortable in front of crowds as well as being knowlegable of F1 , I think he would do a super job Brilliant suggestion, a true petrolhead celeb, just as long as he can keep his McLaren bias in check I'd love to see Rowan do it. Althou...
by RickM
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why Benedict Cumberbatch conducting podium interview?
Replies: 44
Views: 7088

Re: Why Benedict Cumberbatch conducting podium interview?

Well he did a better job than some of the F1 insiders/ex-drivers we've had up there before. It could've been just a random clueless celebrity but Benedict is a self-confessed petrol head and an F1 fan so he at least know's the sport well enough to ask the driver's questions post-race. So why not hi...
by RickM
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why Benedict Cumberbatch conducting podium interview?
Replies: 44
Views: 7088

Re: Why Benedict Cumberbatch conducting podium interview?

Well he did a better job than some of the F1 insiders/ex-drivers we've had up there before. It could've been just a random clueless celebrity but Benedict is a self-confessed petrol head and an F1 fan so he at least know's the sport well enough to ask the driver's questions post-race. So why not hi...
by RickM
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 714
Views: 47822

Re: 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix Race Thread

Robot wrote:How cool will be if Merc can't win the race?.

To quote one of your own posts:

Robot wrote:Fans that hate drivers and talk rubish on the internet go away.


:thumbup:
by RickM
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The TV Commentators
Replies: 19
Views: 3781

Re: The TV Commentators

Crofty/Brundle is the best pairing we've had in years. Brundle/DC did a great job too, and weren't far off being great. I get the impression that Martin prefers being the 'tech' commentator though. All commentators make mistakes - none are immune. Some just make them more often than others. Some lik...
by RickM
Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Bottas heading away from Williams?
Replies: 36
Views: 8393

Re: Is Bottas heading away from Williams?

Money.

Those who are getting a Friday drive are paying for it. Massa's enough of a big deal to be able to dictate terms. Bottas is not. Pretty simple stuff really, it's a great way for the team to get a bit of extra cash, and test out drivers for a possible future drive.
by RickM
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: sponsorship in 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2219

Re: sponsorship in 2014

With regards to McLaren.

Mobile1 = Esso = ExxonMobil

It's the same company. They've not changed sponsors, just the advertising brand, a bit like they used to do with Vodafone and Verizon.
by RickM
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: the argument for monsoon tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 3056

Re: the argument for monsoon tyres

mmi16 wrote:For those that poo poo the visibility factor - I suggest you drive a open wheel formula car in a rain race; then comment. And I do mean RAIN, not just a damp track.

Ditto.

Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kx7-e4mtss
by RickM
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: the argument for monsoon tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 3056

Re: the argument for monsoon tyres

No offence OP, but it's a pointless suggestion. Tyres are only a (pretty small) part of the problem. You seem to be ignoring pretty critical things, such as: 1 - Visibility 2- The bottom of the car (this plays a MASSIVE part - bigger than the tyres). These two things cant simply be fixed with differ...
by RickM
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3764
Views: 1152915

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

*inaudible*...Ron's trolling me again :(
by RickM
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Welsh Grand Prix
Replies: 32
Views: 8458

Re: Welsh Grand Prix

ma9mwah wrote:CoW isn't being built to the FIA grade1 level so wont be able to host an F1 race

Even if it was, it's unlikely F1 would ever go as long as it has Silverstone. You can bet there'd be clauses in their contract to cover that sort of thing as it'd mean less cash for the BRDC.
by RickM
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My F1 site.
Replies: 21
Views: 4526

Re: My F1 site.

I have one suggestion - drop blogger. Seriously, if you want a blog to be taken seriously in the long run, host it yourself on Wordpress (and I'm not talking wordpress.com). Part of my job is starting/buying/flipping sites and blogs generally only ever get anywhere with a crapload of decent unique ...
by RickM
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My F1 site.
Replies: 21
Views: 4526

Re: My F1 site.

Personally I would avoid using WordPress like the plague, it's the Internet Explorer 6 of content management systems when it comes to vulnerabilities. I know of several people who woke up one day to see their WordPress site replaced with porn. The trouble is that it is SOOOO widely adopted that if ...
by RickM
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My F1 site.
Replies: 21
Views: 4526

Re: My F1 site.

I have one suggestion - drop blogger. Seriously, if you want a blog to be taken seriously in the long run, host it yourself on Wordpress (and I'm not talking wordpress.com). Part of my job is starting/buying/flipping sites and blogs generally only ever get anywhere with a crapload of decent unique c...
by RickM
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: KM v Senna genius
Replies: 48
Views: 6093

Re: KM v Senna genius

Way, way to early for this thread.
by RickM
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie wins this month's legal case
Replies: 35
Views: 4901

Re: Bernie wins this month's legal case

I've been watching out for Jo_'s analysis on Pitpass on this. I would have expected something like the in-depth stuff that we had the tyres last year, and was looking forward to that. But No! Her columns have completely disappeared from the Pitpass site in the past few days, and she doesn't post on...
by RickM
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How would you react if Ferrari were to leave F1?
Replies: 71
Views: 8296

Re: How would you react if Ferrari were to leave F1?

Meh, couldn't care less. These days they really are nothing special at all, and haven't been for an awful long time.
by RickM
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marussia made no improvement?
Replies: 45
Views: 7062

Re: Marussia made no improvement?

Can i ask, why do so many hit of Caterham & Marrusia so hard? When i started watching F1 in the late 90's we had the slow teams at the back of the field, Minardi, Arrows, Tyrell to a certain extent. Minardi scored a total of 38 points in 20 seasons of racing, the majority of those points coming...
by RickM
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Engine Sounds
Replies: 331
Views: 38817

Re: Engine Sounds

Given that Bernie and Todt are now stepping in, something will happen as it's threatening the income and rep of the sport. Making the actual engines louder cant realistically be done, not at least this season. BUT they could just do what has been tested on electric cars - speakers. Stick a couple of...
by RickM
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB appeal.
Replies: 1355
Views: 127320

Re: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB app

RBR did use the FIA supplied meters! The flow meter was in the car and supplying the values to FIA data logger. Otherwise how did stewards got the real time data during the race and gave warnings to the team? So they are compliant with the following: 5.10.3 Homologated sensors must be fitted which ...
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Engine Sounds
Replies: 331
Views: 38817

Re: Engine Sounds

In addition to being the fastest road cars, F1 cars have to be the loudest IMO. Dont worry, Bernie's on it. I hear he's looking at adding a subwoofer to the rear wing, and two speakers either side of the front wing. These will of course be fitted right next to the water dispensers to make the track...
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So did we enjoy it?
Replies: 115
Views: 11856

Re: So did we enjoy it?

I think the biggest takeaway is that it's looking likely to be the most uncompetitive season in many many years. Not to sound rude but...give it a rest. How the heck can that possibly be determined after one race. We all knew the Merc was going to dominate, it's not exactly been a secret. We all kn...
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So did we enjoy it?
Replies: 115
Views: 11856

Re: So did we enjoy it?

I hope this isn't what the rest of the season is going to be, just watching Merc go off into the sunset and listening to the ontrack announcers at the venue over the 'playstation' sound effects............ - how many seconds in front of the rest of field????? yawn Could be worse, could be Vettel go...
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB appeal.
Replies: 1355
Views: 127320

Re: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB app

It looked like RBR used enough fuel flow early in the race to in serious fuel conservation mode in the closing laps. It didn't seem like they were holding up cars until about the last 15 laps. They werent in fuel conservation mode at the end - Daniels engineer quite clearly said many times in the l...
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB appeal.
Replies: 1355
Views: 127320

Re: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB app

Ok. got it. I don't read every post but it makes sense to me now. But I still think it is a stupid rule. They are pretty much going by a fuel sensor to determine how fast the car can go at any given time in the race. Ludicrous. First of all fuel sensors have sucked ever since they were invented in ...
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marussia made no improvement?
Replies: 45
Views: 7062

Re: Marussia made no improvement?

The biggest 'boost' we'll see will be with Marussia as they are no longer using the slowest engine on the grid, they're using arguably the fastest. Theoretically they should outperform Caterham this year.
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB appeal.
Replies: 1355
Views: 127320

Re: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB app

It seems like a fairly clear cut case and one that can be solved simply: Red Bull get Renault to make up two engines. Put the supposed faulty sensor on one, the RB one on the other and run them both at the same setting the RB sensor says is 100kg/hr. If the FIA sensor says 100.1+ then the disqualif...
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB appeal.
Replies: 1355
Views: 127320

Re: Updated: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit.

I do think that an independent party looking at the case would do no harm tbh. Double check the FIA sensors, if they are clean it's clear cut. Because if it does really turn out that the FIA sensor was genuinely broken then it's a bigger issue. I'd rather be safe than sorry and not have this kind o...
by RickM
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB appeal.
Replies: 1355
Views: 127320

Re: Updated: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit.

What also gets me here - supposing the FIA sensor was crap. So Red Bull used their own. How does the FIA know that the RB sensor was accurate? For all they know it could have also been faulty, or deliberately manufactured to give an invalid reading. That's why the FIA one exists in the first place.