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by hittheapex
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What If?
Replies: 18
Views: 7181

Re: What If?

Im my opinion, no he would not have won a championship. If his performances for BAR in 2003 and 2004 weren't going to convince a big team to sign him up then a few more years in the midfield for Williams weren't going to either. When the big teams look to sign a new driver they tend to go for an es...
by hittheapex
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari (352 laps) McLaren (173) who is struggling?
Replies: 33
Views: 14185

Re: Ferrari (352 laps) McLaren (173) who is struggling?

Right now the battle at the front could be like 2007, the two McLaren drivers evenly matched, with Vettel in the Red Bull taking the place of Raikkonen's Ferrari.

Just without the Spygate or any other scandal I hope.
by hittheapex
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pundits agree Ferrari struggling in 2012
Replies: 150
Views: 43105

Re: Pundits agree Ferrari struggling in 2012

It's hard to take these pundits seriously when they tip Lotus and Force India to do well. This is testing, not qualifying or racing. Gary Anderson was a car designer for over 10 years, including the rather good Jordan 199, so I wouldn't dismiss his opinion out of hand, I suspect he's been to his fa...
by hittheapex
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Poll - How will you be watching F1?
Replies: 78
Views: 23564

Re: Poll - How will you be watching F1?

Being in East Asia, whatever I can find on the internet, I think the commentary will be very strong on both channels. Ben Edwards is superb, and DC did a good job alongside Brundle last year.
by hittheapex
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Greatest Ever F1 Grid
Replies: 33
Views: 6543

Re: Greatest Ever F1 Grid

Wonderful photograph of Nilsson and Peterson. The question is...did he get past???
by hittheapex
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Funny Modifications/Additions to F1 cars & rules!
Replies: 17
Views: 7108

Re: Funny Modifications/Additions to F1 cars & rules!

Stinger!-Each driver can deploy one stinger during the race, measuring 2x2x2x2ft, in an attempt to puncture their rivals tyres. Would make the fight for pole very desperate! 2ft wide 2ft long 2ft high? 2ft in time? Woops, I mean each side is 2ft long! I thought of writing 2ft squared, but that woul...
by hittheapex
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 100 Thing you learnt during the 2011 F1 Season
Replies: 133
Views: 35659

Re: 100 Thing you learnt during the 2011 F1 Season

44. Tyres can be changed in a red flag suspended race situation. That royally screwed up the finish to Monaco.
by hittheapex
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Greatest Ever F1 Grid
Replies: 33
Views: 6543

Re: Greatest Ever F1 Grid

I think I may look back on 2012 as a better grid than 1978, depends on how the current midfield drivers turn out. I think di Resta, Hulkenberg, Kobayashi, Perez, Grosjean, and maybe Nico Rosberg are not near their peak. Not forgetting Webber if he can recover his best form, same for Massa-though I t...
by hittheapex
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver Progression
Replies: 4
Views: 3797

Re: Driver Progression

Is Driver Progression a set path??? The two Torro Rosso drivers >>>>>>>>>>>> 1 Red Bull Seat The two Sauber Drivers >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>1 Ferrari Seat The two Force India Drivers >>>>>>>>>>>>>1 Merc Seat Is this the real battle this year??? I don't think Ferrari would take Kobayashi though. They didn't...
by hittheapex
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Funny Modifications/Additions to F1 cars & rules!
Replies: 17
Views: 7108

Re: Funny Modifications/Additions to F1 cars & rules!

Stinger!-Each driver can deploy one stinger during the race, measuring 2x2x2x2ft, in an attempt to puncture their rivals tyres.

Would make the fight for pole very desperate!
by hittheapex
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Greatest Ever F1 Grid
Replies: 33
Views: 6543

Greatest Ever F1 Grid

With 15 days left until FP1 in Albert Park, there is still an awful lot of time to wait. So, think very hard and share your thoughts on what season, in your opinion, had the greatest spread of talent on the grid. This isn't about the greatest season of racing, just about the drivers that lined up fo...
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie - Australia could be axed.
Replies: 41
Views: 24447

Re: Bernie - Australia could be axed.

Compromise should be that Bernie underwrites the cost for lighting the track if that is the major sticking point, after all he gains directly from increased TV audiences that the night race could bring. Bernie actually underwrote the race itself at Watkins Glen one year, such was the will to promote...
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari give us some Italian drivers!
Replies: 5
Views: 4669

Re: Ferrari give us some Italian drivers!

Well, that's fanaticism for you. I saw the same thing when Schumacher crashed at Silverstone with fans cheering when he crashed in 2000, though once they realised he had broken his leg, it was quiet except for the sounds of the cars going past slowly. I suspect they hesitated to cheer next time they...
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari give us some Italian drivers!
Replies: 5
Views: 4669

Re: Ferrari give us some Italian drivers!

I actually think that it is precisely due to lack of talent. Ferrari aren't averse to taking on Italian drivers, Alboreto was there for several seasons in the 1980s, they gave Capelli a chance in the 1990s but he turned out to be a Frentzen, thriving in lesser machinery, for whatever reason I don't ...
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mock The F1: Scenes We'd Like To See #1
Replies: 51
Views: 15859

Re: Mock The F1: Scenes We'd Like To See #1

To be fair, lego bricks is what I thought of first when I saw Ferrari's car. Didn't help that it was red.
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If Senna didnt die, would he have won the WDC in 1994?
Replies: 158
Views: 54519

Re: If Senna didnt die, would he have won the WDC in 1994?

If Seen had not of died, I think he would of been Champion in 94, 95 & also 96, then probably would of retired, The Williams F1 car of 95 was probably better than the 94 williams but Damon Hill and Coulthard just weren't good enough back then for me. (I still think Williams made a massive error...
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which midfield team will be the strongest in 2012? Updated
Replies: 37
Views: 12997

Re: Which midfield team will be the strongest in 2012?

Force India have continued to move up the grid since the 2008 season, and on that basis I expect them to be the best midfield team in 2012 of those you have chosen. I would have included Lotus there as well though, they only finished 5th in 2011. If Lotus was counted, I would expect them to be the s...
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to the 2012 F1 Season
Replies: 45
Views: 13928

Re: Countdown to the 2012 F1 Season

I've found some great cars for 17, but how do I post images> Never could work it out on the old forum either.Any help would be great, thanks!
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Montoya on fireball crash at Daytona 500
Replies: 50
Views: 23063

Re: Montoya on fireball crash at Daytona 500

That was pretty terrible. But I can't be the only one who doesn't follow Nascar that closely but immediately thought about using those turbines in F1. Sure, it might be a glorified leaf blower but in F1, the pinnacle of track-cleaning equipment is currently a broomstick. If and when Race Control in...
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Lewis and Jenson fall out this year ??
Replies: 52
Views: 22285

Re: Will Lewis and Jenson fall out this year ??

I think they genuinely like eachother, unlike Vettel and Webber, so while it's only natural for their relationship to cool were they each other's mains rivals, I wouldn't expect any real fallout. Either way, I'm ready for Melbourne! They have to pretend to be pals for various McLaren media and PR i...
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do people complain Lewis started his career with McLaren
Replies: 78
Views: 36317

Re: Why do people complain Lewis started his career with McL

Hamilton definitely deserved that seat at McLaren and drove superbly-I still think 2007 was his best season-but I'm sure I was not alone in having mates suddenly take an interest in F1. That was fine, what was annoying was when they talked about Hamilton in Messianic terms, without having watched th...
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If Senna didnt die, would he have won the WDC in 1994?
Replies: 158
Views: 54519

Re: If Senna didnt die, would he have won the WDC in 1994?

It's not certain what would have happened had Senna not died; but supposing he would have just left his car, I'm convinced Benetton's cheating would not have been swept under the carpet as has happened with Senna dead. With Senna 100% fit for the rest of 1994, he and Hill would have been 1-2 in the...
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mock The F1: Scenes We'd Like To See #1
Replies: 51
Views: 15859

Re: Mock The F1: Scenes We'd Like To See #1

What's all the fuss about? We're sponsored by Carlsberg, and they told us that they made drivers who took pole, led from lights to flag for the win and most of all, did not crash!
by hittheapex
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mock The F1: Scenes We'd Like To See #1
Replies: 51
Views: 15859

Mock The F1: Scenes We'd Like To See #1

In the spirit of a UK satirical panel show called Mock The Week, here is F1's first Scenes We'd Like To See. The idea is that for the following situation, you submit humorous answers. One of the bigger F1 stories of the week is Marussia failing it's crash test. So, along those lines: #1: Bad Things ...