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by hittheapex
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is F1 Run By Complete Idiots?
Replies: 70
Views: 8418

Re: Is F1 Run By Complete Idiots?

At the end of the day, the fate of F1 is still very much in the hands of the fans. If we stopped watching tomorrow, all the major sponsors (Rolex, DHL, UBS, Allianz, Emirates) would pull out and F1 would go bankrupt. Then they would be forced to fix this mess. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup...
by hittheapex
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dennis: McLaren should have reverted to 2012 car in 2013
Replies: 67
Views: 8336

Re: Dennis: McLaren should have reverted to 2012 car in 2013

I always felt the main reason they did not go back to the 2012 car was because of Jenson Button. The mp4-27 just didn't really suit Button. In fact he's called it his worst Mclaren, if I remember properly. I think had Lewis still been there we would have seen the return of the old car. Would be int...
by hittheapex
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unique Honda
Replies: 25
Views: 5406

Re: Unique Honda

specdecible wrote:Maybe the engine blowing up will give them a speed boost down the straights?
:lol: I suppose if they time it right by the speed trap.
by hittheapex
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:20 am
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 (Mexico Updated)

I had a good start to the year but have struggled in the second half. There is nothing really to be gained by playing it safe, so I'm going to go crazy here.

ABU DHABI

1. Massa
2. Raikkonen
3. Ricciardo
4. Bottas
5. Perez
6. Verstappen
7. Kvyat
8. Alonso
9. Button
10. Sainz Jr
by hittheapex
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unique Honda
Replies: 25
Views: 5406

Re: Unique Honda

moby wrote:Dont get to the park ferme at the end, and no one can see them
:lol:

Impossible to copy or not, it doesn't look like anybody else would even want to think about copying their design at the moment.
by hittheapex
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I miss Häkkinen vs Schumacher
Replies: 57
Views: 7904

Re: I miss Häkkinen vs Schumacher

KingVoid wrote:I actually found Suzuka 2003 to be a pretty good season finale.
Me too. It could have been greater still had Montoya's engine not blown up early on.
by hittheapex
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber wins WEC
Replies: 19
Views: 5625

Re: Webber wins WEC

specdecible wrote:For those that didn't see the race


I like the part when the commentator says "Mark has never been more delighted to finish fifth in his racing career", he might not remember Aus 2002
:thumbup: It seemed like Webber's luck was returning in Bahrain, glad he made it in the end.
by hittheapex
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Caption Alonso
Replies: 19
Views: 4493

Re: Caption Alonso

All great contributions, but this made me laugh hard!
babararacucudada wrote:[/img]

McLaren's Race Simulator.
by hittheapex
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA admits mistakes were made with F1 engine supply rules
Replies: 44
Views: 5969

Re: FIA admits mistakes were made with F1 engine supply rule

Bernie is the F1 supremo, you dont think it's enough? Absolutely not, Bernie is very far from an impartial observer even if he has intimate knowledge of what goes on. He has had trouble with HMRC over his tax affairs, faced a criminal trial in Germany over bribery and has a long history of saying a...
by hittheapex
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA admits mistakes were made with F1 engine supply rules
Replies: 44
Views: 5969

Re: FIA admits mistakes were made with F1 engine supply rule

Bernie is the F1 supremo, you dont think it's enough? Absolutely not, Bernie is very far from an impartial observer even if he has intimate knowledge of what goes on. He has had trouble with HMRC over his tax affairs, faced a criminal trial in Germany over bribery and has a long history of saying a...
by hittheapex
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Has 0 consecutive Wins, What Would P1 in Brazil Mean?
Replies: 32
Views: 4339

Re: Nico Has 0 consecutive Wins, What Would P1 in Brazil Mea

Actually, Nico managed to get consecutive wins this year. Spain and Monaco. Yes Officially, of course you are correct but err.... Monaco 2015, that's a tough one as it was gifted by Merc strategy. I differentiated that from getting two hard fought commanding wins successively. Anyway, not to court ...
by hittheapex
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Zandvoort interested in F1 return
Replies: 20
Views: 2776

Re: Zandvoort interested in F1 return

I'm sure once Tilke modernises it, it will lose all soul and character. That wasn't really the case with Mexico City was it? I think it was. The stadium was a wonderful idea, but that was only a small part of the circuit. The Mexican fans lifted the atmosphere. As a track I think it was utterly for...
by hittheapex
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:06 am
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 (Mexico Updated)

BRAZIL

1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Rosberg
4. Massa
5. Ricciardo
6. Bottas
7. Raikkonen
8. Verstappen
9. Hulkenberg
10. Button
by hittheapex
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can a Driver choose to start behind his qualified position?
Replies: 30
Views: 5885

Re: Can a Driver choose to start behind his qualified positi

That was a complete misuse of power. The pole sitters always start on the racing line and Senna was being given the dirty line. There was not much Senna could do at that point. However is it not true that the "dirty" side had been used for pole over the last few years there? Hence why Senna asked f...
by hittheapex
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rumours Lauda is quitting
Replies: 40
Views: 7295

Re: Rumours Lauda is quitting

I too am struggling to see what exactly Lauda has brought to the team, with the arguable exception of Hamilton although ultimately Mercedes would have done the double in 2014 and 2015 Hamilton or not in my opinion. I agree with Arbitrarius' comment that he is a legend among F1 drivers but not so muc...
by hittheapex
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Susie Wolff Retires
Replies: 81
Views: 8062

Re: Susie Wolff Retires

It's a backwards step for the sport. One of the few people who could have set a precedent. Would have loved to have seen her buy a seat and race. Is she really not good enough or are there 'isms' at work here? You answered your own question. She isn't and wouldn't have been the first to get into a ...
by hittheapex
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I Don't Like Qualifying
Replies: 60
Views: 7006

Re: I Don't Like Qualifying

moby wrote:
Beanhead wrote:i like watching dogs lick their own balls too.
I was in the park yesterday, and a dog was sat doing that. I said to the owner, "sometimes, I wish I could do that"

To which he replied " if you give him a biscuit he may let you "

:uhoh:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by hittheapex
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Seb---Legend or Lucky?
Replies: 133
Views: 16843

Re: Seb---Legend or Lucky?

The best drivers can seem very lucky and those who finished second very unlucky... F1Metrics is quite flawed, regardless of an applied mathematician behind it. The account of the qualifying session of the 2008 Italian Grand Prix is also heavily biased. Mistakes were made yes but it wasn't as if Vett...
by hittheapex
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marc Marquez assaulted at his home
Replies: 41
Views: 7927

Re: Marc Marquez assaulted at his home

I hope he takes them to the cleaners in court. Everyone is entitled to privacy in their own home. Thugs masquerading as journalists.
by hittheapex
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who Will Replace Kimi Raikkonen in 2017 (And Rosberg?)
Replies: 105
Views: 12820

Re: Who Will Replace Kimi Raikkonen in 2017 (And Rosberg?)

mikeyg123 wrote:
I said Irvine and Barrichello were the best available not the best. If you think differently then tell me who better Ferrari could have signed for 1996 or 2000?
:thumbup:
by hittheapex
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who Will Replace Kimi Raikkonen in 2017 (And Rosberg?)
Replies: 105
Views: 12820

Re: Who Will Replace Kimi Raikkonen in 2017 (And Rosberg?)

2fast wrote:To me, Nico Hülkenberg is the strongest candidate for both seats.
Hulkenberg has been rejected twice already, once for the 2014 seat and again for 2016. I can't see what he is going to do after five seasons of F1 to impress Ferrari enough to take him.
by hittheapex
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:40 am
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 (Sochi Updated)

specdecible wrote:
coulthards chin wrote:Rumours of a cap throwing incident between myself and specdecible are unconfirmed...
Image
8O :lol:
by hittheapex
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I want to watch the race, not watch others watching the race
Replies: 34
Views: 5664

Re: I want to watch the race, not watch others watching the

Cutting to a shot of a pretty girl or a celebrity in the race is just as dumb as having a ten second clip of an F1 race in a porn movie or the latest drama series on TV. Who tunes in to Game of Thrones to watch Lewis Hamilton?
by hittheapex
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes - Can Any driver be World Champion in this car
Replies: 100
Views: 10354

Re: Mercedes - Can Any driver be World Champion in this car

Any driver in the Mercedes cars of the last two years would only have his team mate to worry about. I disagree.The Mercedes would need only one good driver but I think if we had two mediocre drivers in a Mercedes, a very good to top driver in another car could prevail. Ricciardo after all had an ou...
by hittheapex
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:44 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 (Austin Updated)

38th....bad finish but not so unhappy seeing how it was a low scoring round.

MEXICO

1. Raikkonen
2. Vettel
3. Rosberg
4. Hamilton
5. Massa
6. Bottas
7. Ricciardo
8. Grosjean
9. Sainz
10. Hulkenberg
by hittheapex
Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull Ferrari.
Replies: 387
Views: 41657

Re: Red Bull Ferrari.

Manufactures in the past supplied old, different specs to many teams or didn't supply any customers in the past. Red Bull had or still has full manufacture support. That issue with toekns have some merit, but imo the manufactures aren't to blame. They aren't supposed to fix the system for Red Bull....
by hittheapex
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus Confirms Palmer for 2016! Implications on Renault?
Replies: 55
Views: 6819

Re: Lotus Confirms Palmer for 2016! Implications on Renault?

Indeed, my assumption is that Button is out for 2017 and Vandoorne is in. If that doesn't happen, he's in trouble. But I think (/hope) Macca won't make the same mistake twice... Not sure if you meant your reply this way but I didn't intend my comment as bait. Yeah, I realize that didn't come out qu...
by hittheapex
Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus Confirms Palmer for 2016! Implications on Renault?
Replies: 55
Views: 6819

Re: Lotus Confirms Palmer for 2016! Implications on Renault?

Good luck to Palmer but it is very disappointing that Vandoorne probably won't be in F1 in 2016 and if so I think his chance is gone with such as Ocon on the horizon. Okay, I'll bite ; what is so impressive about Ocon that you think he's going to be a threat to Vandoorne, let alone destroy his chan...
by hittheapex
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus Confirms Palmer for 2016! Implications on Renault?
Replies: 55
Views: 6819

Re: Lotus Confirms Palmer for 2016! Implications on Renault?

Good luck to Palmer but it is very disappointing that Vandoorne probably won't be in F1 in 2016 and if so I think his chance is gone with such as Ocon on the horizon. No doubting that Palmer drove well for his title but he didn't make the same immediate impact as others before him such as Vandoorne ...
by hittheapex
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:06 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 (Sochi Updated)

AUSTIN

Changed my predictions a little. Here is the new top 10:

1. Rosberg
2. Hamilton
3. Bottas
4. Massa
5. Vettel
6. Ricciardo
7. Perez
8. Kvyat
9. Hulkenberg
10. Grosjean
by hittheapex
Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official: Juan Pablo Montoya to replace N.Hulkenberg in 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 5222

Re: Official: Juan Pablo Montoya to replace N.Hulkenberg in

I see. I remember the high hopes I had for that McLaren line up, in the end it proved to be a disappointment. The car magazine I read at the time headlined their article "Return of the superteam," with a photo of Prost and Senna. Montoya may have won a couple more races or podiums if he was more cau...
by hittheapex
Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official: Juan Pablo Montoya to replace N.Hulkenberg in 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 5222

Re: Official: Juan Pablo Montoya to replace N.Hulkenberg in

I think JPM is very good indeed. About 2005, I've had lengthy debates on YouTube about how in my belief, he actually outperformed Kimi in 2005. Not in results and not even in lap times over the whole season, but given the hand he was dealt that year. But also: 3 of kimi's 7 wins were inherited dire...
by hittheapex
Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Caption Putin & Ecclestone
Replies: 30
Views: 4483

Re: Caption Putin & Ecclestone

Image

Credit: Huffington Post


"Could you get Bernie to give us a Grand Prix? We'll call it the Road to Damascus."
by hittheapex
Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:14 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 (Sochi Updated)

AUSTIN

1. Rosberg
2. Hamilton
3. Vettel
4. Bottas
5. Massa
6. Ricciardo
7. Perez
8. Kvyat
9. Hulkenberg
10. Grosjean
by hittheapex
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Competitive Do You Expect Next Year's Championship to Be
Replies: 44
Views: 5258

Re: How Competitive Do You Expect Next Year's Championship t

Well over the last decade even numbered years have a tendency to be better than odd. Even 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 Odd 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 I don't buy that it's anything to do with whether the number of the year happens to be an odd or even number, but perhaps there is a logical reason...
by hittheapex
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Caption Putin & Ecclestone
Replies: 30
Views: 4483

Re: Caption Putin & Ecclestone

The most powerful man in Russia. And on the right...
by hittheapex
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:08 am
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 (Sochi Updated)

I think that would have been a podium for me without Alonso's penalty. Hopefully by the time COTA rolls around I'll be feeling less bitter and more like making a prediction, but seeing a good prediction turn into crap every weekend due to first lap incidents, unreliability and penalties is badly er...
by hittheapex
Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:29 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 (Sochi Updated)

Cheers, pokerman. Can anybody catch Peter...what is the longest time somebody has led the competition?
by hittheapex
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Similarities between McLaren now and Williams 10 years ago
Replies: 20
Views: 6807

Re: Similarities between McLaren now and Williams 10 years a

The parallels continue to stack up. Yes Honda have underperformed, yes they have lost sponsors albeit partly their fault but even simple things like radio calls in qualifying and pitstops have not been good enough. Those things should be done properly at any team up and down the pit lane, budget or ...