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by Nosebuckle
Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2731070

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

While it's not ideal to have missed Q3, Kimi will start 11th due to Kvyat's ICE change and grid penalty. Furthermore, I'm not sure he would have qualified better than 9th had he made it anyway. He can start on the medium compound and perhaps he'll make a one-stop race work for some good points. But ...
by Nosebuckle
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Roland Ratzenberger - 20 Years
Replies: 54
Views: 7298

Re: Roland Ratzenberger - 20 Years

Rest in peace, Roland.
by Nosebuckle
Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Least favourite driver and why?
Replies: 175
Views: 27787

Re: Least favourite driver and why?

Maldonado - Deliberately dangerous and usually blames the guys he crashes into. He has no business being near F1 machinery. Happily blows through money that might better be used to alleviate the plight of his country. He of course thinks all is swell I'm sure. Sutil - I cannot believe this jerkoff i...
by Nosebuckle
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Malaysian Grand Prix 2014 Practice and Qualy Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 39554

Re: Malaysian Grand Prix 2014 Practice and Qualy Thread

It's fun watching the drivers actually have to use a bit of effort to drive the cars.
by Nosebuckle
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas waiting if he gets green light for 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5361

Re: Haas waiting if he gets green light for 2015

I certainly hope Haas goes through with this. As an American, I'm a tad biased by the prospect of an American team, but I don't think enthusiasm should be tempered by the experiences of the backmarkers the last few seasons. Personally, Haas has the money, experience, and infrastructure already in pl...
by Nosebuckle
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Does anybody have any shares in Williams?
Replies: 27
Views: 4693

Re: Does anybody have any shares in Williams?

Assuming you didn't buy these a kind of a joke, I'd hang on to them at least for the first few races. The Renault cars are going to be on the back foot for at least a few races and I'd imagine a points finish in Melbourne would ensure the price doesn't fall. If one of those cars finishes in the top ...
by Nosebuckle
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Baku set to join calendar
Replies: 46
Views: 7990

Re: Baku set to join calendar

With a putative grand prix probably not happening until 2016, I'll bet Bernie will have lost job by then. Frankly I think this is just more typical Bernie bullshit. He'd sooner hold a new race in North Korea than in a location where the fans will want to show up. At the least he could count on a pac...
by Nosebuckle
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams - Last chance?
Replies: 34
Views: 5969

Re: Williams - Last chance?

Considering new sponsors Martini, Petrobras, Genworth, and Banco do Brasil, they should have the funds for a few seasons to right the ship. I think there are more good reasons to think they are definitely improving than otherwise. The disastrous Cosworth and Renault years are behind them and they've...
by Nosebuckle
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2731070

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Ferrari won't be putting out a lousy car I don't think. They introduced new wings on the last day and I'm pretty sure it wasn't magic that Alonso went 1.2s quicker than Kimi's best time from the previous day.
by Nosebuckle
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HOW MANY TEAMS SANDBAGGING ?
Replies: 55
Views: 8988

Re: HOW MANY TEAMS SANDBAGGING ?

The day that an F1 team tosses it in early for the day for the purpose of trying to lull their rivals into complacency, I'll eat my entire collection of hats and pair of trousers to boot.
by Nosebuckle
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HOW MANY TEAMS SANDBAGGING ?
Replies: 55
Views: 8988

Re: HOW MANY TEAMS SANDBAGGING ?

This has to be one of the bigger misnomers is F1. Why would any team think they can lull the 10 other teams into complacency? It's one thing to maybe hide some gizmo you think will gun down the grid but it's going to be quite useless without any testing. People keep referencing Ferrari as "hidi...
by Nosebuckle
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2
Replies: 560
Views: 71184

Re: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2

Anyone happen to know what tyre compound Alonso set his best time on?
by Nosebuckle
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2
Replies: 560
Views: 71184

Re: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2

At this point I'd say there are more reasons to think the FW36 will be a strong car than not. I think one could only confidently say that Mercedes and McLaren have a better package but that's pure speculation. Eliminating the Renault-powered cars, plus Marussia and Sauber, it's not hard to imagine t...
by Nosebuckle
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari sponsorship by tobacco company?
Replies: 605
Views: 66959

Re: Ferrari sponsorship by tobacco company?

Isn't the whole point of subliminal advertising getting your product recognized WITHOUT viewers having to bend over backwards, tut-tutting over still images? Jesus, I'd wager nine of my digits that more youngsters that are into F1 associate PMI products merely with a Scarlet-liveried Ferrari than wi...
by Nosebuckle
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2
Replies: 560
Views: 71184

Re: Bahrain winter testing 2014. part 2

What do you guys think of the supposed allegation that Ferrari have been deliberately holding back? I think I'd quite like to believe that actually. It may or may not be true, but who cares? Merc's fast run last Saturday only confirms their testing has pretty gone according to plan; they made every...
by Nosebuckle
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014
Replies: 642
Views: 81186

Re: Bahrain Winter Testing 2014

Pretty impressed with Felipe Nasr on the last day. Guy pretty much gets the Williams reserve job, the next day jumps in a completely foreign car, and manages to put up a time only 4.2s off Rosberg's time. Not too bad for a pay driver. I think the performance could really underscore the potential of ...
by Nosebuckle
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso STR9 Launch
Replies: 103
Views: 11457

Re: Toro Rosso STR9 Launch

I'm glad they didn't. There are so many restrictions already in F1 without adding more for the sake of beauty. I would rather have a collection of various interesting looking noses than 10 very similar pretty ones. id rather have 10 pretty girls over 10 ugly ones. atleast it has a nice rear end. ht...
by Nosebuckle
Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Autosport F1 Driver Ratings 2013
Replies: 160
Views: 21720

Re: Autosport F1 Driver Ratings 2013

FWIW on the topic of 2013 driver rankings, here is ESPN's top 10:

Vettel
Alonso
Raikkonen
Grosjean
Hulkenberg
Hamilton
Rosberg
Ricciardo
Bianchi
Bottas

http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/140177.html

I tend to agree with this list as far the top 10 are concerned.
by Nosebuckle
Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Helmets with the american flag for the US GP...
Replies: 65
Views: 9774

Re: Helmets with the american flag for the US GP...

Vettel is not the first one obviously. Why exactly? Why america and why not other countries? I'm American so I get that we kind of arrogant with our flag's image. But placing some iteration of the Stars and Stripes on a helmet is just a tip of the cap to the country that F1 would surely like to exp...
by Nosebuckle
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Montoya looking to get back into F1?
Replies: 51
Views: 8851

Re: Montoya looking to get back into F1?

Basically says he's pondered the opening at Lotus, but doesn't really want to move him and his family to Europe. He would have to come into a competitive team. So basically he almost certainly won't be back. I'd like to see him get back into Indycar personally.
by Nosebuckle
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2731070

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

If this turns out to be true, I think we can be pretty hopeful about the car Ferrari builds next year. I suppose it's rumored so far the Mercedes engine he looking the best for next year, but I can't imagine the Ferrari will be much worse, if at all. Aerodynamic influence will be a bit reduced, whic...
by Nosebuckle
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: how many points did di resta get at monza...
Replies: 11
Views: 2441

Re: how many points did di resta get at monza...

Kimi also got off lightly for poking Perez in the first corner, I don't think their incident was reviewed.
by Nosebuckle
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Silly Season Uberthread
Replies: 519
Views: 68758

Re: Looks like F1 will have a pretty similar grid for 2014.

Remember last year around this time there were lots of calls for Ferrari to replace Massa with Perez following some of his great drives in the first half of the season. Luca didn't even blink and said Checo wasn't experienced enough for the seat, and he seemed to be vindicated as Perez had some erra...
by Nosebuckle
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is F1 becoming more popular in the US because of NBC?
Replies: 58
Views: 7864

Re: Is F1 becoming more popular in the US because of NBC?

I've yet to see evidence that it's getting more popular because of broadcast on NBC Sports. On the aside of the broadcast crew, I don't like Varsha because he can't pronounce anyone's name correctly and doesn't really add anything of substance to the broadcast. I like everyone's enthusiasm, which is...
by Nosebuckle
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver Fights
Replies: 26
Views: 4537

Re: Driver Fights

Schumi wanted a piece of DC at Spa in 1998.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLZc4k53Xwc
by Nosebuckle
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why is F1 unpopular in the US?
Replies: 153
Views: 17303

Re: Why is F1 unpopular in the US?

I wish I had a good answer. As an American, probably 98% of any motorsport in the media or news is NASCAR related; it's almost mindblowing at times how popular it is. Personally, I hate it and think it is to motorsport what WWE is to wrestling, so for me it's quite frustrating to see this junk all o...
by Nosebuckle
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can of worms time (again)
Replies: 23
Views: 4351

Re: Can of worms time (again)

Chilton has no room to talk. He's gotten his donkey handed to him in every race weekend by Bianchi. For someone who wouldn't be anywhere near F1 machinery but for his dad, he ought to be grateful he's getting his current opportunity.
by Nosebuckle
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA confirms pitlane speed reduction
Replies: 53
Views: 6143

Re: FIA confirms pitlane speed reduction

This won't change anything; it doesn't even remotely address the issue related to Webber's incident. Instead of implementing a pointless reduction in pit speed, they should simply make it a penalty to release a car before each wheel is attached. I'm not sure what the penalty should be since this oft...
by Nosebuckle
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Simulators vs real cars
Replies: 56
Views: 7667

Re: Simulators vs real cars

I'm bad, but not that bad...its a sim there is no threat of death carrying too much speed into a corner, why drop the revs and speed that low? I was going to say it's not hard to think that one would find a sim more difficult initially because there's no real body or real car to wreck - thus implor...
by Nosebuckle
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2013 - Classic Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 16942

Re: F1 2013 - Classic Edition

Going on codemaster's f1 efforts to date, this game should be playable some time in 2018 after the standard 3 patches have been released. My thoughts too. Last years game was terrible IMO compared to 2011. I really have never understood why CM didn't take some of the classic EA efforts from the las...
by Nosebuckle
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is gonna pick up Hülkenberg?
Replies: 13
Views: 3347

Re: Who is gonna pick up Hülkenberg?

It all depends on what happens with the tops teams, meaning his destination will probably be heavily dictated by who replaces Webber at Red Bull. If Kimi replaces Webber, I'd say it's almost certain he goes to Lotus; that of course is no certain sequence of events. If Massa leaves Ferrari, then he w...
by Nosebuckle
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2731070

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

No it wasn't. It was 9 seconds. I had the live timing in front of me and remember very clearly. Comparing Kimi's pace to others at that time he would have been passed by Vettel well before the end and would have probably come 4th behind Grosjean and Alonso. As another poster has pointed out, I thin...
by Nosebuckle
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2731070

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

So I went back and watched the parts of the race again this evening and I'm quite convinced Kimi could have made it to the end and taken the win without stopping. He had just over 14 seconds in hand over Vettel when he made his last stop, meaning Vettel would have had to eat into his lead to the tun...
by Nosebuckle
Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 NBC German GP schudules in the US.
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

Re: F1 NBC German GP schudules in the US.

Coverage starts on CNBC @ 7:30AM EST, race begins at 8.
by Nosebuckle
Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Foolish
Replies: 31
Views: 6087

Re: Ferrari Foolish

They should have gunned for pole. Who knows what else the Ferrari boys could have pulled out of the bag in Q3. Ferrari have moaned for ages about a lack of qualy pace and starting too far down the grid... Then they get the car capable of 5/6 (4th with Nico out of the picture) and they dont use it t...
by Nosebuckle
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Let's discuss the NBC coverage so far in the USA
Replies: 40
Views: 6975

Re: Let's discuss the NBC coverage so far in the USA

I too almost ruined the race for myself. I didn't know it was being broadcast on CNBC until the end of qualifying when the commentators mentioned in passing that the race would be on CNBC, which kind of inexcusable because this was the first race that was to be broadcast on that station rather than ...
by Nosebuckle
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel stopping the car at the straight
Replies: 18
Views: 3462

Re: Vettel stopping the car at the straight

Sure there's always the potential for gaining a strategic advantage by manipulating how you handle your retirement, but that risk is really quite small, and Vettel's actions were probably the safest he could have done given the circumstances. Like several have mentioned his transmission failed into ...
by Nosebuckle
Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2731070

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

The race will almost certainly be dry, temps will be about 23* C come race time this afternoon, so I don't think we ought to worry about the E21's fairy cakes wet abilities. What I am worried about for Raikkonen is that his grid position could screw him if he doesn't get past the slower cars in fron...
by Nosebuckle
Sat May 11, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Movie: Rush
Replies: 54
Views: 9119

Re: F1 Movie: Rush

FWIT the commentators on NBC Sports apparently had a special screening of the film the other night and they each were very impressed with it - at least it was Hobbes and Buxon that had a few words for it during the broadcast of FP2. Being an unfinished film (assuming some edits are still being made)...
by Nosebuckle
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hulkenberg, was he wrong?
Replies: 35
Views: 5368

Re: Hulkenberg, was he wrong?

Maybe and not just because of hindsight. The things that made Sauber good last year were James Key and Peter Sauber, both these have left leaving Sauber with a less proven designer and much less proven Principal. Although saying that there were rumours circulating about possible financial problems ...