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by hittheapex
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So is Bottas still hot stuff?
Replies: 130
Views: 18354

Re: So is Bottas still hot stuff?

It's funny how we hear that Webber couldn't live with Seb because he couldn't get to grips with the blown diffuser... but everyone else is treated as though everything is equal. Even if drivers are given the same equipment it can always be more to one's liking than another. Is it not a known fact t...
by hittheapex
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442985

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Monza Updated)

jakedroid wrote:How on earth I got 2nd by choosing Massa twice :') Sorry about that Pokerman i was away last week so didnt manage to get on and correct it!
Well done anyway. I'm a Massa fan and even I didn't pick him twice, maybe I should try it! :lol:
by hittheapex
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What's wrong with Yasuhisa Arai? Or is it Honda?
Replies: 72
Views: 10733

Re: What's wrong with Yasuhisa Arai? Or is it Honda?

nixxxon wrote:However in 2004 Honda was the 2nd best car, only behind the mighty Ferrari F2004
That was a BAR.
by hittheapex
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What's wrong with Yasuhisa Arai? Or is it Honda?
Replies: 72
Views: 10733

Re: What's wrong with Yasuhisa Arai? Or is it Honda?

^ I was thinking of that team watching Alonso and Button at Monza, memories of Button and Barrichello dicing to finish in the top 16...
by hittheapex
Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Now We Know: It's *ALL* Honda
Replies: 116
Views: 14066

Re: Now We Know: It's *ALL* Honda

Impetus needs to show soon or the relationship is going to end the same way as Red Bull and Renault by the end of next year.
by hittheapex
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What's wrong with Yasuhisa Arai? Or is it Honda?
Replies: 72
Views: 10733

Re: What's wrong with Yasuhisa Arai? Or is it Honda?

Pedigree doesn't win you races. What they did 30 years ago, or even 5 years ago has absolutely no relevance to today whatsoever . That's a ridiculous argument and I am not quite sure where you were going with it. We spend WAY too much time talking about Renault if 5 years ago doesn't matter. Honda ...
by hittheapex
Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What are the chances of McLaren going bankrupt?
Replies: 41
Views: 6726

Re: What are the chances of McLaren going bankrupt?

They turned down £43 million per season to have Johnie Walker as the title sponsor for 2014 and 2015. Instead JW paid them £15 million per season and Mclaren had no title sponsor - making them £56 million worse off. 8O Mclaren are in serious trouble, they have not had a significant new sponsors sin...
by hittheapex
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442985

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Hungary Updated)

MONZA

1. Rosberg
2. Hamilton
3. Vettel
4. Massa
5. Raikkonen
6. Bottas
7. Grosjean
8. Perez
9. Hulkenberg
10. Maldonado
by hittheapex
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Schumacher ‘Will Never Race Again’ Says Hakkinen
Replies: 27
Views: 6245

Re: Schumacher ‘Will Never Race Again’ Says Hakkinen

ShaneM wrote:I just want to see him at a race, maybe presenting the trophies on the podium when Vettel wins the WDC & WCC for Ferrari.
I know the chances of events coinciding in that way are astronomical but I can't think of anything in F1 I would rather see more, than this.
by hittheapex
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which single season records will tumble?
Replies: 28
Views: 3677

Re: Which single season records will tumble?

Regarding the article by F1 Metrics, a glance at some of the "actual WDCs" and recalling the previous from the author on "greatest ever drivers" that ranked Nico Rosberg and Frentzen above Senna, I find it difficult to assess the effort to rank most dominant cars as anything other than quite flawed ...
by hittheapex
Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which single season records will tumble?
Replies: 28
Views: 3677

Re: Which single season records will tumble?

It'll be a good year. In qualifying he reminds me of Senna or Mansell's dominance in their best years...I'm not saying the man is as good as Senna, but statistically he is this year. :thumbup: This is about as dominant as qualifying battles get and Rosberg is no slouch. Remniscent of Senna's qualif...
by hittheapex
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vijay Mallya is targeting P4 for Force India in 2016!
Replies: 18
Views: 2658

Re: Vijay Mallya is targeting P4 for Force India in 2016!

I don't think so. Even with the best engine they are struggling to hold on to P5. McLaren should (hopefully!) improve in 2016 as well.

I admire Force India's achievements with the resources they have but I don't think they can break into the top 4.
by hittheapex
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso can get-out of McLaren if he wants.
Replies: 62
Views: 7771

Re: Alonso can get-out of McLaren if he wants.

Not sure who I believe least here, Marca or Ron "the title sponsor is right around the corner...oh actually we don't need one" Dennis. I'd be surprised if Alonso doesn't have a performance related clause in there but given that Honda started later and McLaren have been going through a transition per...
by hittheapex
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Exploding Pirellis
Replies: 237
Views: 22208

Re: Exploding Pirellis

One point I would make is that seeing as Pirelli have not yet issued a convincing explanation why Vettel's tyre exploded besides shifting the blame using at best contentious theories, why should any hypothetical maximum tyre usage recommendation be trusted? Hopefully they can give us a real answer ...
by hittheapex
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Exploding Pirellis
Replies: 237
Views: 22208

Re: Exploding Pirellis

One point I would make is that seeing as Pirelli have not yet issued a convincing explanation why Vettel's tyre exploded besides shifting the blame using at best contentious theories, why should any hypothetical maximum tyre usage recommendation be trusted? Hopefully they can give us a real answer t...
by hittheapex
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Belgium GP Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 41041

Re: 2015 Belgium GP Qualifying and Race Thread

I see no quotes from Mercedes and Hembrey only references Red Bull and says we can't change tyres for the benefit of just one team which implies him not being put under pressure by Mercedes themselves to change the tyres. That was a skilful deflection of attention on the structural integrity of the...
by hittheapex
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to call for cockpit visor?
Replies: 213
Views: 23721

Re: Time to call for cockpit visor?

Research and testing has been conducted on this by the FIA Institute for several years now. When they are confident that another solution is safer, I expect it will be proposed to include it in a regulation change. There will be objections on grounds other than safety but that's another issue. It's ...
by hittheapex
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Maldonado's Terrible Luck
Replies: 76
Views: 10580

Re: Maldonado's Terrible Luck

And I hate the fact he does not allow Palmer to drive his car, so Grosjean has to make room all the time. Well, he's not running a charity. He's bringing a lot of money that help Lotus to operate. Those that bring the money tend to be able to make more demands. Who cares how much money he brings? I...
by hittheapex
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Maldonado's Terrible Luck
Replies: 76
Views: 10580

Re: Maldonado's Terrible Luck

Thanks for putting that together mike, I was actually thinking the same thing, I can't remember a season with such a run of bad luck since Irvine's 1996 season and the cars were less reliable than now as a general rule. I'm not sure he's blameless in Australia but overall the irony is that he has dr...
by hittheapex
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if Alonso never wins again?
Replies: 192
Views: 16791

Re: What if Alonso never wins again?

What if ALO never wins again ? Nothing at all. F1 is super fairy cakes now days, its regulations for me killed the show. I've been complaining so bad during 2010-2013 period at the F1, but i was watching every race. Now days i stopped watching races, it became super super i mean like super mega fai...
by hittheapex
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442985

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Hungary Updated)

Chuck~Norris wrote:I place alonso on 10 and then they give him a 55 place grid penalty comon.
Could have been worse...you could have been given a 55 place penalty :lol:
by hittheapex
Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442985

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Hungary Updated)

YESSSSS! :D :D :D Finally a good result, my first top 10 since China. Congratulations Ryan :thumbup:

Tight spread over the top 20-25 as we try to catch you up, Peter.

Thanks again pokerman.
by hittheapex
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you be sad to see Monza go?
Replies: 52
Views: 5510

Re: Would you be sad to see Monza go?

He could have said "No, that is not a place to build a decent F1 track". But he took the money and built it wherever they wanted. So if there is some anti Tilke feeling around he has to accept some of the blame. Edit: By the way the poll result as I am writing this is 100% to nil with 43 votes. Thi...
by hittheapex
Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Belgium GP Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 41041

Re: 2015 Belgium GP Qualifying and Race Thread

Chuffed for Grosjean, he still makes a couple of mistakes but has driven better than the results reflect this year. Well deserved podium at the race closest to home, he had a strong second stint.
by hittheapex
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you be sad to see Monza go?
Replies: 52
Views: 5510

Re: Would you be sad to see Monza go?

I am reminded of Senna speaking about Spa: "If you take away Eau Rouge, you take away the reason I do this."

Take away Monza, you take away the reason I watch this.
by hittheapex
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jean Alesi and Williams
Replies: 21
Views: 4604

Re: Jean Alesi and Williams

I'm not sure everyone tried to tell Jean Williams would be the best bet in 1991. Don't forget that at that time Ferrari was the championship contender and Williams was not. Further to that nobody new what the Renault engine would be capable of. It's easy to say with hindsight that Williams was the ...
by hittheapex
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Want Verstappen - Autosport
Replies: 108
Views: 13197

Re: Ferrari Want Verstappen - Autosport

He is starting from a very high point, partly due to the time he has spent racing, but there is no guarantee he is going to get much better. If he keeps improving at the same rate, he will be a phenomena, but as he already has so much development time in his driving (compared to the norm) he may ju...
by hittheapex
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren 1993
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: McLaren 1993

Interesting comments from Grosjean about psychology and life at home and how it can affect performance on the racetrack. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/120343 I thought I'd post it here as I know that Michael Andretti also had some issues at home that at least partially accounted for hi...
by hittheapex
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Want Verstappen - Autosport
Replies: 108
Views: 13197

Re: Ferrari Want Verstappen - Autosport

He is starting from a very high point, partly due to the time he has spent racing, but there is no guarantee he is going to get much better. If he keeps improving at the same rate, he will be a phenomena, but as he already has so much development time in his driving (compared to the norm) he may ju...
by hittheapex
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just one change.
Replies: 46
Views: 4704

Re: Just one change.

I'm surprised no one has said free access to races on TV. This is the most important thing for the future of the sport[/quote ] What some fail to grasp, is that F1 on the BBC has never been 'free to air'. We in the UK pay £145.50 a year. The annoying thing is we pay more and more each year for the ...
by hittheapex
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just one change.
Replies: 46
Views: 4704

Re: Just one change.

:lol: Once again the hang-up on "fair distribution" as though that would change anything. The problem facing F1 is not how much money the Manors get relative to the big boys... it is the quality of racing...or the lack thereof. If the smaller teams had a fairer amount of funding and were less restr...
by hittheapex
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just one change.
Replies: 46
Views: 4704

Re: Just one change.

:lol: Once again the hang-up on "fair distribution" as though that would change anything. The problem facing F1 is not how much money the Manors get relative to the big boys... it is the quality of racing...or the lack thereof. If the smaller teams had a fairer amount of funding and were less restr...
by hittheapex
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Want Verstappen - Autosport
Replies: 108
Views: 13197

Re: Ferrari Want Verstappen - Autosport

Some drivers mature sooner than others. Verstappen, in a midfield team where nothing is expected out of him, has made quite a few horrendous mistakes already in his young F1 career. That is why I do not think he is ready for a top drive, where the pressure will be ranked up and the mistakes will mo...
by hittheapex
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren 1993
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: McLaren 1993

Andretti has a race contract and Mclaren right honoured it. That aside. Ron Dennis didn't sign Andretti thinking he was worse than Hakkinen. He signed him because he thought he would do well. :thumbup: Therefore, I think it would have been unrealistic to push Andretti out. With hindsight, perhaps A...
by hittheapex
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just one change.
Replies: 46
Views: 4704

Re: Just one change.

I was thinking of starting one of these too as it happens. One change? Bring back grass and gravel. Punishes drivers who can't keep it on the black bit, rewards those who can push with more precision and even better, the track limits don't have to be enforced with complicated and inconsistent stewar...
by hittheapex
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gordon Murray on what would improve F1
Replies: 21
Views: 3235

Re: Gordon Murray on what would improve F1

I know this was covered briefly in the article, but I wanted to expand on it. Gordon Murray said largely the following in his excellent podcast with Motorsport magazine. Another big plus of reducing the wing width is not only the reduction in downforce, but then we don't have all the incidents of d...
by hittheapex
Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gordon Murray on what would improve F1
Replies: 21
Views: 3235

Re: Gordon Murray on what would improve F1

Some very good points raised, though I can't say I agree with all of it. Simplifying the wings and putting the emphasis on underbody aerodynamics sounds like a positive step in terms of making the process of engineering the cars less CFD/windtunnel intensive, and also helping cars follow each other...
by hittheapex
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: For those that believe sound is very important.........
Replies: 40
Views: 14113

Re: For those that believe sound is very important.........

Anybody who enjoys the sound a lot needs to get themselves to a historic racing festival. You'll have a feast of different engines and probably will be a lot cheaper than attending an F1 race. Turbos, supercharged, naturally aspirated, straight eights, snarling V8s, flat sixes, V12s, V16s, revvy Cor...
by hittheapex
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gordon Murray on what would improve F1
Replies: 21
Views: 3235

Re: Gordon Murray on what would improve F1

I know this was covered briefly in the article, but I wanted to expand on it. Gordon Murray said largely the following in his excellent podcast with Motorsport magazine. Another big plus of reducing the wing width is not only the reduction in downforce, but then we don't have all the incidents of dr...
by hittheapex
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A very serious Michael Andretti regarding F1 a big mess
Replies: 53
Views: 6624

Re: A very serious Michael Andretti regarding F1 a big mess

alienturnedhuman....great post, i agree. much of formula one "woes" imo, could be fixed with a better distribution of the money to teams. all the crying over the pu and it's noise, or lack of, is a waste of time, it's what the engine manufacturers wanted. And therein lies the rub. It has now become...