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by ob1kenobi.23
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 European GP - Baku, Free practices
Replies: 160
Views: 17930

Re: 2016 European GP - Baku, Free practices

was just wondering if there is any possibility of the track being blocked with an accident & the cars being stranded on the circuit. See at 32 seconds on the video for example. How much time will it take to clear the track in one of the inaccessible places & would that mean very long SC peri...
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula 1 racers: Stay Salty
Replies: 13
Views: 2829

Re: Formula 1 racers: Stay Salty

I think one of the most shameful was Hunt hitting a marshall.

[youtube] https://youtu.be/I6xxsJGSVjI [/youtube]
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4369
Views: 937379

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Neymar, Bieber and Hamilton. What a random collection of people, where were they?[/quote]

http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2016/06 ... s-hamilton?
by ob1kenobi.23
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2 Seperate Incident Fatalaties at Isle of Man TT!
Replies: 107
Views: 10351

Re: 2 Seperate Incident Fatalaties at Isle of Man TT!

Everest has a very similar death rate to the TT though the number of deaths there each year seems to be increasing. Dying on Everest can apparently be long & agonising as rescuers cannot get to you so not a thought to dwell on. Apparently there are over 200 unrecovered bodies strewn across the m...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sun May 22, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Monaco: Hamilton OUT and Wehrlein IN?
Replies: 50
Views: 10574

Re: Monaco: Hamilton OUT and Wehrlein IN?

P-F1 Mod wrote:If Wehrlein wins in Monaco in a Mercedes, I'm taking the following week off.




What if Lewis wins it in the Manor?
by ob1kenobi.23
Sat May 14, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mid season driver team debuts
Replies: 23
Views: 6681

Re: Mid season driver team debuts

Balibari wrote:
ob1kenobi.23 wrote:Roberto Moreno changed from Eurobrun to Benetton in 1990
In 1991 he changed from Benetton to Jordan & then to Minardi.

Michael made his debut late season with Jordan.

Meh, what did he ever do?




I think he went on to win the odd race or 2.
by ob1kenobi.23
Sat May 07, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race fixing in F1? When? Why?
Replies: 41
Views: 7379

Re: Race fixing in F1? When? Why?

Shifty race 'fixing' is not new. Back in 1954 Fangio/Maserati 250F should have been disqualified for having more than the stipulated crew numbers attend his car during a pitstop. Ferrari protested and slowed their faster cars when running 1-2, let Fangio pass and cross the line first, but the organ...
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri May 06, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mid season driver team debuts
Replies: 23
Views: 6681

Re: Mid season driver team debuts

Roberto Moreno changed from Eurobrun to Benetton in 1990
In 1991 he changed from Benetton to Jordan & then to Minardi.

Michael made his debut late season with Jordan.
by ob1kenobi.23
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crashed out from the lead of the race
Replies: 93
Views: 16299

Re: Crashed out from the lead of the race

Michael in Imola 1995.
by ob1kenobi.23
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crashed out from the lead of the race
Replies: 93
Views: 16299

Re: Crashed out from the lead of the race

Seb, Australia 2010, not sure if he had a car problem or just dumped it in the gravel.
by ob1kenobi.23
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MotoGP 2016
Replies: 526
Views: 87530

Re: MotoGP 2016

The Ducati can now turn without the horrendous understeer that plagued it going back to the Rossi years, so if there was a time for someone to jump on it, now would be it. I still think if I was JL, the Yamaha is the best bike to be on, and nobody can ride it quite like he can, maximizing edge grip...
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4369
Views: 937379

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Lewis to take a 5 place grid penalty due to a gear box change at the Chinese GP.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-motor- ... KKCN0XB01R
by ob1kenobi.23
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Also In Memoriam in 2016
Replies: 146
Views: 77522

Re: Also In Memoriam in 2016

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2590656.1459964392!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_635/music-bonnaroo.jpg A country music icon was to celebrate his 79th birthday today. But Merle Haggard will be mourn instead after the Country Music hall of famer died of double pneumoni...
by ob1kenobi.23
Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just who is the best F1 driver on the grid?
Replies: 427
Views: 44432

Re: Just who is the best F1 driver on the grid?

According to Paddy Lowe of Mercedes the engine in the Toro Rosso is the least powerful on the grid this year.

http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/151 ... -engine-f1
by ob1kenobi.23
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers and glasses (Hamilton's glasses)
Replies: 29
Views: 16522

Re: Drivers and glasses (Hamilton's glasses)

Masten Gregory is the first one I remember wearing glasses when racing. http://img08.deviantart.net/e07e/i/2012/273/c/4/masten_gregory__italy_1963__by_f1_history-d5gcm6a.jpg http://images.forum-auto.com/mesimages/798085/M1.jpg Jacques Villeneuve definitely wore glasses driving Indy Car & F1. htt...
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just who is the best F1 driver on the grid?
Replies: 427
Views: 44432

Re: Just who is the best F1 driver on the grid?

The only way I can think to answer this question is to ask myself if I was a team owner & could only pick one driver of the current crop who would it be. Looking at all their strengths & weaknesses, taking age into account & at what point they are in their career it would have to be Vett...
by ob1kenobi.23
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sky Sports lands exclusive F1 television coverage in UK
Replies: 193
Views: 18643

Re: Sky Sports lands exclusive F1 television coverage in UK

Having followed & been an avid fan of F1 since 1950 & watched on TV since it first became available there I’m afraid from 2019 I will no longer be watching it. I will find this very hard as I love the sport. I have already lost Moto GP & the big fights in boxing so I will find this anthe...
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Inspirational Quotes from Legendary Drivers
Replies: 19
Views: 3125

Re: Inspirational Quotes from Legendary Drivers

May not be from a legendary driver but certaily a legendary owner. All the top drivers are difficult people with complex personalities. I wouldn't go so far as to say nice guys finish last; but the best Formula 1 drivers are driven, motivated, pushy, won't-accept-second-best, immensely competitive p...
by ob1kenobi.23
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vintage F1 thread
Replies: 180
Views: 298727

Re: Vintage F1 thread

Did they actually have DRS back in 1968.

Ron Dennis, aged 21, working on the Brabham BT26 at the 1968 Italian Grand Prix

You can clearly see the cable & lever for adjusting the rear wing.

Image
by ob1kenobi.23
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Done anything stupid recently?
Replies: 279
Views: 109841

Re: Done anything stupid recently?

Just had to resurrect this thread. I had an appointment to go to the doctor for a "digital examination" this morning. I think to my self " Ah, digital= electronics and modern technical equipment etc" Nope, it was just the digit Had I thought it through, I may not have gone. I ca...
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Cockpit Halo -----> Toilet Seat
Replies: 13
Views: 3450

Re: Cockpit Halo -----> Toilet Seat

F1 MERCENARY wrote:Is this on the Renault?



Looks like a renault. I think it is a shop job from a poster on another forum.
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Cockpit Halo -----> Toilet Seat
Replies: 13
Views: 3450

Re: Cockpit Halo -----> Toilet Seat

View from the cockpit.


Image


I think I might know where the designer got the idea.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcppWZPWAAMdn6h.jpg
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2nd Pre-season test at Catalunya, 2016
Replies: 196
Views: 26105

Re: 2nd Pre-season test at Catalunya, 2016

Can anyone tell me if Button's 1:25.183 was on the soft or medium compound tyre? He did a lap of 1:25.226 earlier on with the soft tyre, but there was no mention of his small improvement of a tenth of a second. F1today, who seem more accurate thus far, has him on the medium tyre for his fastest lap...
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Also In Memoriam in 2016
Replies: 146
Views: 77522

Re: Also In Memoriam in January

A guy I was a big fan of & I still play his music regularly had his 57th anniversary this month.

February made me shiver & I can't remeber if I cried, the day the music died.

Charles Hardin (Buddy) Holly.
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is anyone expecting a surprise this season?
Replies: 47
Views: 7320

Re: Is anyone expecting a surprise this season?

The TR turns out to be a beast with the Ferrari engine & Max becomes the youngest WC ever.
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Encouraging News
Replies: 128
Views: 13595

Re: Encouraging News

This was the result of the Autosport survey on the sound of the current cars. http://i1.wp.com/www.formula1blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/sound-hybrid.jpg?w=583 This was the result of the Autosport survey on the current engines. http://i0.wp.com/www.formula1blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/h...
by ob1kenobi.23
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Red Bull Racing thread
Replies: 70
Views: 27086

Re: The Official Red Bull Racing thread

I wonder if this will resembe the RB livery for this year.



Image


http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/01/26/p ... -pictures/
by ob1kenobi.23
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So.... What's right with F1 ?
Replies: 45
Views: 8406

Re: So.... What's right with F1 ?

The current group of drivers are excellent, just a pity they have to do economy runs while preserving tyres & driving to deltas.
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ireland and F1
Replies: 18
Views: 3048

Re: Ireland and F1

Jordan also had Rubens Barry Kelly & Giancarlo Fishy Kelly, I understand they weren’t related. Joe Kelly was in the very first F1 GP in 1950, also not related. From my point of view the best one of them all got away. Tommy Byrne. Tommy Byrne yes indeed, apparently his uncouth character didn't s...
by ob1kenobi.23
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ireland and F1
Replies: 18
Views: 3048

Re: Ireland and F1

Jordan also had Rubens Barry Kelly & Giancarlo Fishy Kelly, I understand they weren’t related.

Joe Kelly was in the very first F1 GP in 1950, also not related. ;)


From my point of view the best one of them all got away. Tommy Byrne.
by ob1kenobi.23
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 84
Views: 10053

Re: Signing Off

I think you are looking at it the wrong way around. I think the question would be - Would you be enjoying F1 a lot more if Ferrari were in Mercedes position? Would I enjoy it more if Ferrari were in Merc's position? Sure, to a degree, to say otherwise would be foolish, but I would still not enjoy w...
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Trivia
Replies: 62
Views: 7924

Re: F1 Trivia

nixxxon wrote:A quick and not hard one.
Without searching the internet, last 3 non-european drivers who became race winners?



Dan Ric, Maldo & Maark Wibba.
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Trivia
Replies: 62
Views: 7924

Re: F1 Trivia

MistaVega23 wrote:Last win in F1 for an H-pattern gearbox?



Belgium 1992.
by ob1kenobi.23
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesomeness
Replies: 511
Views: 231560

Re: Awesomeness

Lets get eachother a drink to celebrate. You get them both that end, and I get them both this end and we will be square Just counted. within a 5 min stroll i have 7 pubs/clubs ( 1 rugby, 1 cricket, one "sportsmens"), stretch it to 10 min and its 29. Lol. did not realise it was that many ti...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Fernando Alonso thread
Replies: 1140
Views: 363115

Re: The Official Fernando Alonso thread

Giancarlo Minardi believes that Ghosn is working hard to get Fernando away from Macca & have him return the fold. m? I can't help feel that would be a bit like out of the frying pan and into the fire for Alonso, two presently struggling teams which one would you pick? Personally I think McLaren...
by ob1kenobi.23
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Fernando Alonso thread
Replies: 1140
Views: 363115

Re: The Official Fernando Alonso thread

Giancarlo Minardi believes that Ghosn is working hard to get Fernando away from Macca & have him return the fold.

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2015/1 ... m-mclaren/?
by ob1kenobi.23
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesomeness
Replies: 511
Views: 231560

Re: Awesomeness

Don't like to rub it in guys ( well not much anyway ) but I retired to a house 500yds from the beach, Seafront attractions half a mile. A 5 min stroll in the other direction and I am on the village green (with 3 lovely pubs) a 5 min drive and I am on the mountains with views on all sides. Lunch out...