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by hittheapex
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Hülkenberg ever get a podium? - Bumped x2
Replies: 63
Views: 13084

Re: Will Hülkenberg ever get a podium?

I think he will get there but Perez so far seems to make the most of podium opportunities.
by hittheapex
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The fight for 4th!
Replies: 12
Views: 3020

Re: The fight for 4th!

I think Bottas and Massa are driving better than Raikkonen this year. Massa was taken out by Hulkenberg in Singapore but Bottas didn't start in Australia. Either of the Williams drivers deserve that 4th place. The battle for 4th and behind that the battle between the Red Bull drivers seem to be the ...
by hittheapex
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pirelli have won new contract for 2017-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 6412

Re: Pirelli have won new contract for 2017-2019

I wish a TV journalist for one of the big broadcasters had the nerve to directly ask Bernie if Pirelli's sponsorship of F1 had anything to do with the new deal.... I suppose if I was receiving the money Pirelli are giving I could devote some time to pulling a straight face when I say Pirelli are doi...
by hittheapex
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442979

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

Raikkonen's lunge and Ricciardo's retirement cost me a hatful of points but it was great to see Perez and Force India on the podium.
by hittheapex
Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber's Legacy
Replies: 141
Views: 14248

Re: Webber's Legacy

The term "world class" is subjective but I think it is harsh to put Webber outside that category. He beat his multiple world champion peers several times in his career and competed for a championship. There are not many drivers in F1 that can say that. We're talking about less than 100 drivers out o...
by hittheapex
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442979

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Singapore Update

RUSSIA

Hamilton
Vettel
Rosberg
Raikkonen
Bottas
Ricciardo
Massa
Kvyat
Verstappen
Hulkenberg
by hittheapex
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula 1 Butterfly Effect
Replies: 88
Views: 9089

Re: Formula 1 Butterfly Effect

Webber 2010 In Valencia he crashed into Kovalainen. In Korea he crashed in the wet. He would have gone on to win the WDC as he was leading it that year. With backing from the team as champion from 2010 he might have gone on to win in 2011. It might have ended Webber - 2 Vettel - 2 WDC... 2010 maybe...
by hittheapex
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grosjean to Haas?
Replies: 63
Views: 8589

Re: Grosjean to Haas?

Yellowbin74 wrote:
Volantary wrote:Good for him, I just hope he doesn't make a Haas of himself.
No chance - it's in his Genes.. ;)
:]
by hittheapex
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reports - Button out for 2016?
Replies: 118
Views: 13746

Re: Reports - Button out for 2016?

NetWorKzz wrote:
tootsie323 wrote:Pretty sure that Jenson himself said that it would be McLaren or no-one.
LOL, didn't Alonso say Ferrari will be the last team he drives for?
Hamilton said in 2008 he could see himself serving his whole career at McLaren.
by hittheapex
Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reports - Button out for 2016?
Replies: 118
Views: 13746

Re: Reports - Button out for 2016?

Hmm....Renault have had their chance to improve and haven't impressed. The redeeming aspect about Honda is that they have not had as much time as Renault and as such it's reasonable to expect a chance of the gap being closed. The Enstone car hasn't been bad this year but I do wonder how the McLaren...
by hittheapex
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reports - Button out for 2016?
Replies: 118
Views: 13746

Re: Reports - Button out for 2016?

Hmm....Renault have had their chance to improve and haven't impressed. The redeeming aspect about Honda is that they have not had as much time as Renault and as such it's reasonable to expect a chance of the gap being closed. The Enstone car hasn't been bad this year but I do wonder how the McLaren ...
by hittheapex
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone fed up with the amount of criticism Maldonado gets?
Replies: 44
Views: 4843

Re: Anyone fed up with the amount of criticism Maldonado get

I agree that the criticism is often excessive. Ever since 2011 Maldonado has, in the balance of public opinion, been blamed even for 50/50 incidents or clashes that are not his fault. The problem is that he did gain a bad reputation for good reason. Deliberately hitting fellow drivers twice in quali...
by hittheapex
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ron, Fernando and Jenson working together and clever ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3828

Re: Ron, Fernando and Jenson working together and clever ?

I like the idea DeadKenny but I'm inclined to agree with HawaiiF1Fan on this. Also, going by the maxim that teams and suppliers always seek to play down bad news, Arai's quotes on Sky before the race say to me it's seriously not a happy ship at all. Having a bad start isn't so much the problem as it...
by hittheapex
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Let think the unthinkable.....
Replies: 23
Views: 4200

Re: Let think the unthinkable.....

Banana Man wrote:Maybe Panda Pops will buy them on the cheap.
:D Is Max old enough to drink those yet?
by hittheapex
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Let think the unthinkable.....
Replies: 23
Views: 4200

Re: Let think the unthinkable.....

Red Bull may quit, I almost hope they do, b ut the team that is currently called Red Bull will continue. If they have an engine contract, which the new owners take up, I would stay there if I were either. STR? a good option for someone looking to come in to F1, but are there any? I hope so, it's to...
by hittheapex
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Let think the unthinkable.....
Replies: 23
Views: 4200

Re: Let think the unthinkable.....

Red Bull may quit, I almost hope they do, b ut the team that is currently called Red Bull will continue. If they have an engine contract, which the new owners take up, I would stay there if I were either. STR? a good option for someone looking to come in to F1, but are there any? I hope so, it's to...
by hittheapex
Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Drivers and their junior careers
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: F1 Drivers and their junior careers

It's a terrible system actually. Just look at the drivers' actual records and you would have to shake your head. It doesn't take into account anything other than finishing position in the championship. Not wins or margin of victory or anything that might add context. Or, more importantly in my opin...
by hittheapex
Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Let think the unthinkable.....
Replies: 23
Views: 4200

Re: Let think the unthinkable.....

Red Bull may quit, I almost hope they do, b ut the team that is currently called Red Bull will continue. If they have an engine contract, which the new owners take up, I would stay there if I were either. STR? a good option for someone looking to come in to F1, but are there any? I hope so, it's to...
by hittheapex
Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If Red Bull quits. Would you go for VES or RIC?
Replies: 47
Views: 5868

Re: If Red Bull quits. Would you go for VES or RIC?

If I'm Mercedes or Ferrari, I put Verstappen in one of my junior teams-Force India or Haas. Up to 2 years to make sure he is ready for the move to a top team. Plenty of years left in him, don't smash his confidence by bringing him in too early. Let's not forget about Kvyat though. Less experience th...
by hittheapex
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442979

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Singapore Update

SUZUKA

1. Vettel
2. Rosberg
3. Hamilton
4. Raikkonen
5. Bottas
6. Massa
7. Ricciardo
8. Kvyat
9. Perez
10. Hulkenberg
by hittheapex
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen have let Sainz through?
Replies: 73
Views: 7971

Re: Should Verstappen have let Sainz through?

Amon wrote:
EyeZ wrote:
mcdo wrote:Yes. The drivers are employees of the team
This.
On the other hand he's a teenager. Let him be this time, but a severe punishment if he did it again.
Like what, a spanking? :lol:
Or ground him :D
by hittheapex
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Magnussen or Vandoorne?
Replies: 55
Views: 5252

Re: Magnussen or Vandoorne?

Vandoorne deserves his chance. Magnussen wasn't bad but didn't dazzle either. Whatever the decision, I hope McLaren inform in enough time for them to sort a decent 2016 drive.
by hittheapex
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reports - Button out for 2016?
Replies: 118
Views: 13746

Re: Reports - Button out for 2016?

Maybe he'll tell Ron Dennis to "try harder" on improving the car for 2016 and getting some sponsors ;)
by hittheapex
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Maldonado's Terrible Luck
Replies: 76
Views: 10580

Re: Maldonado's Terrible Luck

Racing incident. Maldonado was entitled to take a tighter line, Button counted on Maldonado being out the way. I'd rather see these things declared racing incidents or we're going to see too much stewarding and discourage drivers from having a go.
by hittheapex
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen have let Sainz through?
Replies: 73
Views: 7971

Re: Should Verstappen have let Sainz through?

The problem is that, now, Carlos will no longer comply with those orders either. Carlos has moved over for Max on multiple occasions this season . I think Max was a bit selfish there all things considered. As others have mentioned, he and Carlos are not fighting for a championship and Max really pu...
by hittheapex
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault considering F1 future
Replies: 178
Views: 21795

Re: Renault considering F1 future

With today's developments, It seems pretty concrete Renault ARE definitely buying Lotus. PLEASE!!! Let's go back to Powder Blue and Yellow!!!!! Powder blue and yellow was a nice colour scheme but it replaced the traditional Renault yellow and black because of tobacco sponsorship. I would like to se...
by hittheapex
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Windtunnels banned!
Replies: 33
Views: 4448

Re: Windtunnels banned!

They should ban Formula 1, that will save a lot of money. Nah, I would only spend Sunday afternoon in the pub. Spend a lot more. Lunch for me and the wife (with wine) a beer while I am waiting, later coffee for her brandy for me, then taxi home. She would probably want to ravish my body too. Best t...
by hittheapex
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Windtunnels banned!
Replies: 33
Views: 4448

Re: Windtunnels banned!

I think the engine and gearbox price caps are a positive development in the short term so long as the teams are getting current or near to current spec, not one year old.

In the long term, the financial structure of the sport needs a tweak. After the last snowball in hell freezes over.
by hittheapex
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your favorite non F1-winners?
Replies: 53
Views: 5604

Re: Your favorite non F1-winners?

Top of my list is Brian Redman, famous for his exploits in sports cars had the talent to win in F1 as well but didn't have the machinery to win. Turned down Ferrari as he believed he wouldn't survive the season if he went there. I'm thoroughly biased due to my enthusiasm for his wonderful storytelli...
by hittheapex
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grosjean to Haas?
Replies: 63
Views: 8589

Re: Grosjean to Haas?

Glock sucked eggs anyway and on his best day was barely a tier 2 driver. He was VERY consistent in doing just enough to not make things worse for himself. Jeez he wasn't THAT bad. You're never going to get a field of Alonsos, Hamiltons and Vettels. In the grand scheme of things Timo Glock was a fin...
by hittheapex
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grosjean to Haas?
Replies: 63
Views: 8589

Re: Grosjean to Haas?

Well Renault are still posturing this week over terms which in the balance of probability suggests to me they aren't fully committed yet. Grosjean doesn't want to risk being shuffled out the pack with no drive for 2016. Some new upstart could come along and Grosjean forgotten. Even if Renault do buy...
by hittheapex
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault considering F1 future
Replies: 178
Views: 21795

Re: Renault considering F1 future

I don't fully understand this (words from Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn): "We already alerted the Formula 1 authorities [saying] that 'Don't count on us as a provider of an engine. It's over'." "We will honour our contracts, no problem, but the occasion of Renault as a developer and supplier of engines ...
by hittheapex
Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:02 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?

McLaren are used to winning championships. I often hear this, but it's simply not true. It's been 17 year since they won a WCC and 24 years since the one before that. They had a good 8 year run that started 31 years ago, but that's mostly it. You simply can't say that most the people at McLaren are...
by hittheapex
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 442979

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

SINGAPORE

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Raikkonen
5. Ricciardo
6. Bottas
7. Kvyat
8. Massa
9. Grosjean
10. Sainz Jr
by hittheapex
Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:07 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?

2004 "how good was the BAR?" makes for an interesting discussion but what does it say about Honda in the present day? Well... I suppose their philosophy is still similar and what I mean is that they've shown that they're not absolutely hopeless, they can get things right sometimes, as opposed to, f...
by hittheapex
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So is Bottas still hot stuff?
Replies: 130
Views: 18354

Re: So is Bottas still hot stuff?

But a top team should be looking for a driver who can challenge for the title in a good, but not the best, car. I haven't seen anything from Massa or Bottas to suggest they can do that. Those types of drivers don't exactly fall from trees though... Ferrari already has a special driver in Vettel. Al...
by hittheapex
Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So is Bottas still hot stuff?
Replies: 130
Views: 18354

Re: So is Bottas still hot stuff?

But a top team should be looking for a driver who can challenge for the title in a good, but not the best, car. I haven't seen anything from Massa or Bottas to suggest they can do that. The way you make the distinction between "good" and "but NOT best" suggests that any driver on the grid can win i...
by hittheapex
Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:14 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?

2004 was not very competitive, they were a very distant second that year. It was simply a case of McLaren dropping the ball massively and Williams was as good as dead due to the Walrus. And it was a BAR, not Honda. So really, you don't have much of a point. Calling a decidedly inferior car "competi...
by hittheapex
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:49 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?

However in 2004 Honda was the 2nd best car, only behind the mighty Ferrari F2004 That was a BAR. True it was still BAR, but it was the official Honda team anyway. I'm afraid I don't understand what you're trying to say about the current situation using 2004? After someone posting an example of a te...
by hittheapex
Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:19 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:
hittheapex wrote:
nixxxon wrote:However in 2004 Honda was the 2nd best car, only behind the mighty Ferrari F2004
That was a BAR.
True it was still BAR, but it was the official Honda team anyway.
I'm afraid I don't understand what you're trying to say about the current situation using 2004?