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by hittheapex
Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442989

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

BELGIUM:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Bottas
5. Raikkonen
6. Massa
7. Hulkenberg
8. Kvyat
9. Perez
10. Grosjean
by hittheapex
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:11 am
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

I've been watching Formula 1 for nearly 25 years and I can't remember a year where there was not talk about it being in crisis. Some good points, but I would counter first of all by adding that F1 has become more expensive to participate in. That a backmarker team has a bigger budget, inflation adj...
by hittheapex
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: F1 game: link the F1 drivers
Replies: 53
Views: 41109

Re: F1 game: link the F1 drivers

Amon wrote: Another try

Piercarlo Ghinzani - Zakspeed - Jonathan Palmer
Jonathan Palmer-Tyrrell-Philippe Streiff
by hittheapex
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indycar sets their return to Road America
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Indycar sets their return to Road America

Great news, and even better that apparently it doesn't come at the cost of Milwaukee, rather they may be be promoting both events together. FYI for Americans on here, you can get a limited edition ticket right now for $100 for a 4 day ticket. IndyCar Series, Pirelli World Challenge, Indy Lights, Pr...
by hittheapex
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:37 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

pc27b wrote:michael andretti commenting on the state of f1 is pretty funny.
Given his CV, I think he's infinitely more qualified than you and I.
by hittheapex
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you rename some corners?
Replies: 14
Views: 2095

Re: Would you rename some corners?

Change "Farm" at Silverstone to "Murray" after Murray Walker.
by hittheapex
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: F1 game: link the F1 drivers
Replies: 53
Views: 41109

Re: F1 game: link the F1 drivers

Amon wrote: Bruno Giacomelli - Alfa Romeo - Andrea De Cesaris
Good idea for a game, Amon. I'll try and get us going again.

Andrea de Cesaris-Ligier-Piercarlo Ghinzani
by hittheapex
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I was googling around and found this...would you agree?
Replies: 143
Views: 16038

Re: I was googling around and found this...would you agree?

I think the author/s take a blinkered view of Vettel and exaggerate the dominance of his cars in a way that they seem to ignore for Hakkinen, Hill and Villeneuve. I think they are right to consider that Button may have faded into obscurity if not for Brawn. With other rising stars, Button may not ha...
by hittheapex
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's bad luck - a myth?
Replies: 61
Views: 7495

Re: Hamilton's bad luck - a myth?

'Yeah my fault entirely, I was in the wrong place really at the wrong time,' and that's it. We're good team mates, I think." That isn't quite the same as "I caused the accident". What's said doesn't change what actually happened either. Now it's 3am and I have few beers in me as I type this but... ...
by hittheapex
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vintage F1 thread
Replies: 180
Views: 300971

Re: Vintage F1 thread

I'm currently reading Donaldson's book on Fangio and so far it is excellent. I would recommend it to anybody. I have thoroughly enjoyed the accounts of the South American long distance races that make Le Mans, even in the Forties and Fifties, look like a sprint race.
by hittheapex
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's bad luck - a myth?
Replies: 61
Views: 7495

Re: Hamilton's bad luck - a myth?

I often see Hamilton being labelled as a particularly unlucky driver, who has suffered a lot of bad luck throughout this career. The problem with your post is that it's built on this entire posit yet I've never seen anyone in Formula 1 describe Hamilton as being unlucky. If anything, I would say th...
by hittheapex
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Name some great (but incident free) races…
Replies: 16
Views: 4396

Re: Name some great (but incident free) races…

Some great suggestions above. A few more I recall, and I will do my best not to spoil them for anybody who hasn't seen them already. The 1993 Portuguese Grand Prix had some incidents you describe but also some good battles. Performances from 3 or 4 different drivers, different teams too. Hakkinen's ...
by hittheapex
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's bad luck - a myth?
Replies: 61
Views: 7495

Re: Hamilton's bad luck - a myth?

I don't think he has had terrible luck in his career as a whole, but 2012 was a shocker. Botched pitstops when the race was going well, and then when the pitstops were fine the car broke down.
by hittheapex
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alain Prost: the most efficient F1 driver ever?
Replies: 334
Views: 36256

Re: Alain Prost: the most efficient F1 driver ever?

Anyone who's read Coulthard's book would realise that if Hill hadn't been any good then he would never have been in the Williams. Let's not forget that in 1993 Williams was THE team to be in. And a team not afraid to push out its world champions wasn't going to be a finishing school for a driver th...
by hittheapex
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alain Prost: the most efficient F1 driver ever?
Replies: 334
Views: 36256

Re: Alain Prost: the most efficient F1 driver ever?

I just did some maths about 1993. Without reliability and bad luck, Hill was absolutely up there with teammate Prost that season. South Africa: Hill spins off by himself. No points redeemed. Brazil: Prost crashes out by himself. No points redeemed. San Marino: Hill retires from P1 due brake problem...
by hittheapex
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442989

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

Although I'm trying to forget about my result now that I've seen it... Look at it this way; if there was ever a round to finish 43rd, this was it. You only lost 46 points to the winner, whereas normally it might be as much as 100 for that place. Very true :nod: Moreover, we are only halfway through...
by hittheapex
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442989

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

How many other people went through the race like this "I'm alright, ah not great, oh that's better, OH RUBBISH, oh wait GREAT, oh no not again..." Me! Actually, I thought 'this is gonna be terrible' right after the start, then later on I realized it was gonna be terrible for EVERYONE, and I just se...
by hittheapex
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How low can Mclaren Honda get!!
Replies: 43
Views: 11428

Re: How low can Mclaren Honda get!!

Not at all. Search the BBC archives for a very telling and very damning report on how awful Honda Racing is today. Honda has had almost ZERO success at racing in the past 20+ years. I guess you never watched MotoGP then. They are the most successful and they usually win the most. Honda is the only ...
by hittheapex
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442989

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

How many other people went through the race like this "I'm alright, ah not great, oh that's better, OH RUBBISH, oh wait GREAT, oh no not again..."
by hittheapex
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How low can Mclaren Honda get!!
Replies: 43
Views: 11428

Re: How low can Mclaren Honda get!!

This is the worst shape I've seen them in. Even the first half of 2009 had a couple of bright spots. This is just awful! You can even go back to the dark days of 1994-1996 and it was never this bad. I really think that this is an all-time low for the team. It's shocking when you take into considera...
by hittheapex
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas replacement at Williams
Replies: 82
Views: 11740

Re: Bottas replacement at Williams

Regarding the Maldonado/Grosjean debate, my two pence is that Maldonado is having his best year and showing what he can do when he keeps it on the black bit and doesn't get caught up in collisions, albeit they haven't always been his fault. His propensity to have a great race one weekend and someti...
by hittheapex
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas replacement at Williams
Replies: 82
Views: 11740

Re: Bottas replacement at Williams

Regarding the Maldonado/Grosjean debate, my two pence is that Maldonado is having his best year and showing what he can do when he keeps it on the black bit and doesn't get caught up in collisions, albeit they haven't always been his fault. His propensity to have a great race one weekend and sometim...
by hittheapex
Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton to Mercedes; Biggest Gamble Ever?
Replies: 163
Views: 15943

Re: Hamilton to Mercedes; Biggest Gamble Ever?

A gamble? Given the state of the two teams at the time versus radical new rules changes coming, yes it was a gamble. 50/50. Biggest gamble ever? Not even close. The first that springs to mind for me is Fittipaldi leaving McLaren to join his brother in trying to take a home grown Brazilian F1 team to...
by hittheapex
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442989

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Siverstone Updat

I hope everybody enjoyed the first summer break. Here we go again:

HUNGARY

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Massa
4. Vettel
5. Bottas
6. Raikkonen
7. Ricciardo
8. Hulkenberg
9. Kvyat
10. Sainz

Cheers pokerman.
by hittheapex
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas replacement at Williams
Replies: 82
Views: 11740

Re: Bottas replacement at Williams

Susie Wolff was 8 tenths slower than Massa in practice, that's an eternity in F1 terms " On 18 July 2014, Wolff drove in a free practice session at the German Grand Prix. This session also started with car problems, but these were solved and Wolff managed to put in a good performance, finishing the...
by hittheapex
Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas replacement at Williams
Replies: 82
Views: 11740

Re: Bottas replacement at Williams

Remember how Button forgot he had a contract with Williams for 2006, and had to buy it out for 10 millions to go to BAR? Well, this can back bite him now and his chances. Frank is not a person that forgets such things. Jenson makes a career decision and hands Frank $10M. Alonso threatens Ron, costs...
by hittheapex
Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jules Bianchi has died
Replies: 136
Views: 26227

Re: Jules Bianchi has died

A sad day, inevitable though it was. I don't know how much comfort it is to his family, but Jules Bianchi saw more of life in his 25 years than a lot of people see in their lifetime. RIP.
by hittheapex
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas replacement at Williams
Replies: 82
Views: 11740

Re: Bottas replacement at Williams

In the JA article it states that while Hulk has flashes of brilliance trace data shows that he is inconsistent and not on the level of other top drivers. Which may prove a sticking point. Feel a glowing sense pride that I called this. :] Hi James, and welcome to the forum! :lol: I'm with you on thi...
by hittheapex
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas replacement at Williams
Replies: 82
Views: 11740

Re: Bottas replacement at Williams

If I were Williams, take an option on Nasr for 2017, give him one more year of experience before bringing him in for Williams. Meanwhile, can sign Button or Hulkenberg and replace Massa or one of the former two drivers, depending on how they perform, with Nasr for 2017. On an emotional level, I woul...
by hittheapex
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Management getting Impatient?
Replies: 41
Views: 7538

Re: Ferrari Management getting Impatient?

http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2015/07/can-ferrari-f1-bosses-remain-patient-as-gap-to-pace-setters-mercedes-persists/ I've seen this reported in more than one place now. The spotlight is on Allison, it seems, who only has a contract until mid-2016. If true, I find this ridiculous. The Ferrari has ha...
by hittheapex
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Management getting Impatient?
Replies: 41
Views: 7538

Re: Ferrari Management getting Impatient?

http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2015/07/can-ferrari-f1-bosses-remain-patient-as-gap-to-pace-setters-mercedes-persists/ I've seen this reported in more than one place now. The spotlight is on Allison, it seems, who only has a contract until mid-2016. If true, I find this ridiculous. The Ferrari has ha...
by hittheapex
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442989

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

Thanks again pokerman. Enjoy the 3 week break :thumbup: I will be consulting my local witch to find a way of getting back into the title fight.
by hittheapex
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Best Motorsport Liveries
Replies: 44
Views: 5569

Re: The Best Motorsport Liveries

I usually like simple, uncluttered liveries. Enter the Arrows A19 and the Brabham BT55

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Credit: Cr-images.de

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by hittheapex
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442989

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

Saz wrote:Austria:

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Raikkonen
5. Massa
6. Bottas
7. Hulkenberg
8. Verstappen
9. Kvyat
10. Ricciardo
Think you might want to change that :]
by hittheapex
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442989

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

SILVERSTONE

1. Rosberg
2. Hamilton
3. Vettel
4. Massa
5. Raikkonen
6. Bottas
7. Grosjean
8. Maldonado
9. Hulkenberg
10. Ricciardo

Everything crossed, even my belly button, for a big score this round.
by hittheapex
Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442989

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition

PF1 PICK 10 CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 - ROUND 7 - AUSTRIA 2. HulkStrong 156 YEESSSS!!!!!! yes yes yes yes !!!!! Well done, I know you've had a tough season so far! :thumbup: I'm losing a bit of momentum, I need another good score. Slipping away from the lead and the table is closing up. My first 4 races I ...
by hittheapex
Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to call for cockpit visor?
Replies: 213
Views: 23721

Re: Time to call for cockpit visor?

I am not against enclosed cockpits if they can come up with a solution that doesn't pose different safety problems such as getting a driver out in fire, or keeping the cockpit cool at the hotter races. Some of the mock ups that blend elements of an F1 car with a sportscar don't look too bad in my op...
by hittheapex
Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans thread
Replies: 188
Views: 21930

Re: 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans thread

I have a small wager on the no.7 & no.8 Audi cars but think of the precedent it could set if Nico won Le Mans, and then got promoted to a top team in F1 (Ferrari perhaps). Although it would be great for Hulkenberg to have a major win in his career for the first time in a long time, I don't think it...
by hittheapex
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442989

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

1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Rosberg
4. Raikkonen
5. Bottas
6. Massa
7. Grosjean
8. Maldonado
9. Perez
10. Nasr
by hittheapex
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grosjean collision
Replies: 25
Views: 3609

Re: Grosjean collision

I like Grosjean and want him to do well, so for him to throw away a top 5 finish like that was quite annoying. And we would not have heard the end of it for days if Maldonado had done that.