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by mpls2
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 55940

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

SDLRob wrote:Couple of laps more and Bottas had Seb...
Twenty more laps and everyone wuold need to pit again and then Vetteel will still have it .. so what if eh !
by mpls2
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 55940

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Channel 4 cut a shot of Zak Brown .. during the race... what a sight !
by mpls2
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 47688

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

The Honda engine is clearly performing well. That cannot be denied at this point. Or Toro Rosso have the best chassis :lol: Or Gasly is better than Alonso! You guys are hilarious. Gassly is not bad, he did win the F2 2016 title i think.. It's early days and only the race result tomorrow will determ...
by mpls2
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if it wasn't Honda's fault?
Replies: 197
Views: 56164

Re: What if it wasn't Honda's fault?

I think the title of the thread should have been 'What if it wasn't all Honda's fault ?'
If that were the case, most sane people would have agree and that would be the end of it..
by mpls2
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if it wasn't Honda's fault?
Replies: 197
Views: 56164

Re: What if it wasn't Honda's fault?

mclaren should have went with the original honda pu,and honda probably should have told ron they need to wait another year before entering f1. Fair enough, and probably true. But how do you explain the total flop of the 2017 PU? I don't see what McLaren has to do with that, and it was the final nai...
by mpls2
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to disregard what ever comes out his mouth,,,
Replies: 38
Views: 10169

Time to disregard what ever comes out his mouth,,,

http://www.planetf1.com/news/alonso-que ... esurgence/

4 seconds ,, yeah right !

On the alone, you can see the bitterness still exists..
by mpls2
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso STR13
Replies: 14
Views: 9431

Re: Toro Rosso STR13

Ted didn't say they were rumours, he just said that TR told him they have used 3 engines, but they weren't forced to, they are just cycling through the engine as they planned and there is nothing wrong with them,, Ted then mentions, don't read too much into the 3 engines... I'm unsure about yesterd...
by mpls2
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso STR13
Replies: 14
Views: 9431

Re: Toro Rosso STR13

I'm just reporting on what I saw and heard on Sky F1
by mpls2
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso STR13
Replies: 14
Views: 9431

Re: Toro Rosso STR13

Ted didn't say they were rumours, he just said that TR told him they have used 3 engines, but they weren't forced to, they are just cycling through the engine as they planned and there is nothing wrong with them,, Ted then mentions, don't read too much into the 3 engines...
by mpls2
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if it wasn't Honda's fault?
Replies: 197
Views: 56164

Re: What if it wasn't Honda's fault?

Honda were to blame, but mclaren should not get sway scott free in the blame department.. Honda were dictated to by mclaren in the size zero department, anf theur wrkingm relation wasn;t that good. The limited in season testing didnt help much too... Then you have Eric who sounds useless, and Alonso...
by mpls2
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault already considering strategic 2018 grid penalties
Replies: 40
Views: 16422

Re: Renault already considering strategic 2018 grid penaltie

3 engine rule only benefit merc & to a lesser extent Ferrari.. because they nailed it the first time around and have the right concept to further develop and improve over the past few years... whilst others are trying to play catch up, the limited running and limited engines prevents others from cat...
by mpls2
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Streaming service is OFFICIAL!!!
Replies: 98
Views: 34070

Re: Streaming service is OFFICIAL!!!

Aaarrrgh this is such a good news! https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/134568/f1-launches-new-streaming-service It is called called F1 TV PRO I am excited! What about you guys?! Always knew this would happen eventually. At least 7-8 years ago I mentioned on this forum how slow F1 management was in ke...
by mpls2
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso to compete in WEC this year!
Replies: 68
Views: 30170

Re: Alonso to compete in WEC this year!

Alonso is becoming a great ambassador for F1. First Indy, then Daytona, and now WEC/Le Mans for 2018. It's certainly picking up my interest in these 'other' motorsports, and if that's having the opposite effect with non-F1 people then happy days. I genuinely believe that even if Alonso had been com...
by mpls2
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes defends F1 - posted again
Replies: 8
Views: 2563

Re: Mercedes defends F1 - posted again

I understand mercs point, because they got the formula nailed for this hybrid formula right from the start.. Then FIA (not thinking straight) locked it down by introducing the token system which limited greater development steps by others to catch up, hence the dominance for the past 5 years.. How i...
by mpls2
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes defends F1 - posted again
Replies: 8
Views: 2563

Mercedes defends F1 - posted again

Of course they'll defend it, they;ve been dominating it !

Moderators: why did you lock my previous post ? the story is one of your own !!!

And the link ..

http://www.planetf1.com/news/mercedes-d ... criticism/
by mpls2
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes defends F1
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Mercedes defends F1

Of course they would, they';ve been dominating !!
by mpls2
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 wants Leicester City type shocks
Replies: 76
Views: 13936

Re: F1 wants Leicester City type shocks

don't think F1 fans want leicester type shocks... I think something like MotoGP where there'[s constant action and closeness. FIA destroyed competition when the Hybrid engines were brought in and then locked down by token system.. In effect Mercedes got it right the first time and everyone has been ...
by mpls2
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda not supplying Sauber
Replies: 131
Views: 36397

Re: Honda not supplying Sauber

Do you'll think they'd do that? Over pulling out completely? I guess they may want to at least have some success rather than failing completely. But financially they may just be done with it. I don't think Honda will pull out have aread of this, very interesting.. https://www.pitpass.com/59712/Dyno...
by mpls2
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kobayashi
Replies: 24
Views: 8599

Re: Kobayashi

LMP1 cars will beat F1 cars in a drag race. Around a track F1 cars should win by 5-7 seconds depending on track, however in Leman, not so sure, perhaps the LMP1 would win.. Why would hamilton, Alosno, vettel be faster than Kobayashi, maybe but a not given ... Remembr Kobayshis was a pretty fast driv...
by mpls2
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sportsmanship may be dead
Replies: 199
Views: 32946

Re: Sportsmanship may be dead

When Hamilton said on the radio something on the lines of " .. I'm about to lose the championship, so i don't care if i win or lose ..."

what does it show ?
by mpls2
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren or Honda? Who's dragging whom down?
Replies: 140
Views: 22179

Re: McLaren or Honda? Who's dragging whom down?

Spa and Monza weren't wet, how did Mclaren Honda perform ? As for the Japan GP, as you know the layout of the track is fast and twisting with constant fast changes in directon. You now what this points to ( Button and Alsonso talk about lack of grip), it points to 'not good enough' chassis and aero ...
by mpls2
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren or Honda? Who's dragging whom down?
Replies: 140
Views: 22179

Re: McLaren or Honda? Who's dragging whom down?

Remember that the engine affects the breaking too. Much breaking is now done through recovery rather than friction, and variables in the engine can be a big factor in high speed corners. With so many changes, they are maybe not getting chance to sort it. don't forget suzuki is very twisty and fast,...
by mpls2
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton: "why me?"
Replies: 240
Views: 33922

Re: Hamilton: "why me?"

Johnny Logan !
by mpls2
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Suspension
Replies: 56
Views: 12292

Re: Mercedes Suspension

The Mercedes saga began back in the Ross Brawn days, when the team was working on developing what became known as FRICS ( front and rear interconnected suspension ). Basically, the suspensions between opposite corners (left front & right rear, right front & left rear) were connected by hydraulics. ...
by mpls2
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda says podium or win only in 2 years?
Replies: 111
Views: 18631

Re: Honda says podium or win only in 2 years?

Honda have really fallen behind across all of their motorsports programs. Their F1 engine is a joke, their MotoGP bike has fallen way behind Yamaha and is now third best, their dirt bikes trail both Yamaha and Kawasaki, their Superbikes trail both Kawasaki and Ducati. They seem to be in really bad ...
by mpls2
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 European GP - Baku, Free practices
Replies: 160
Views: 19232

Re: 2016 European GP - Baku, Free practices

nixxxon wrote:Bottas fastest top speed, 351 km/h
Heard that too, that was measured on the start/finish , suprisingly i heard Alonso was on 348km/h
by mpls2
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Engine power curves - analysis
Replies: 40
Views: 7456

Re: Engine power curves - analysis

Can anyone explain this ? If Canada is an engine circuit, can anyone explain why Renault are so far down, along with toro rosso, why is Tag (renault) so far up. Also explain why Honda is where they are now, are they really as bad as what the supposed Monaco graphs show ? I'm not so sure. i certainly...
by mpls2
Sat May 28, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari and McLaren : Is it a culture thing?
Replies: 30
Views: 6611

Re: Ferrari and McLaren : Is it a culture thing?

Let's look at facts. Ferrari was almost completely Italian through the 80s and 90s, then Jean Todt, Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne, Michael Schumacher turn up, and the work culture changes, and they win a lot. Then from 2007, the team becomes more and more Italian, and for many years the drivers were Latin...
by mpls2
Sun May 15, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rosberg V Hamilton Crash Debate/Poll [MERGED]
Replies: 742
Views: 67251

Re: Rosberg V Hamilton Crash Debate/Poll [MERGED]

For me. Rosberg closed the door and it's not the first time he has done these tactics Bahrain comes to mind in 2012 I believe twice with Hamilton and alonso. Back of the grid for rosberg for me. I'd even say that he should get a 1 race ban don't forget Hamilton over the years has done many a 'hamil...
by mpls2
Sat May 14, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Chassis
Replies: 403
Views: 51459

Re: McLaren Chassis

Today shows the Mclaren chassis is nowhere near the best chassis on the grid. If Massa and Hulkenberg did their jobs there would be no Mclaren in Q3. That is for sure. Truth is that Mclaren are still slower than low budget teams like Force India, Williams and Toro Rosso, while Redbull was able to t...
by mpls2
Sat May 14, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Mystery Team Swap At Mercedes???
Replies: 64
Views: 17119

Re: The Mystery Team Swap At Mercedes???

I'm no Lewis nor Roberg fan but Lewis fans need to get over it.. he's had his share of good fortune over the past few seasons. Get over it, Lewis isn't complaining..
by mpls2
Wed May 11, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Chassis
Replies: 403
Views: 51459

Re: McLaren Chassis

Don't forget, the design of the engine package was dictated by the design of the car ( chasiss) itself.. both chassis and Engine have improvemnets to be made..
by mpls2
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso v Herbert
Replies: 211
Views: 33695

Re: Alonso v Herbert

Herbert is a right t wat.. can;t stand him on Sky F1, when C4 is on for live race i put that on rather than Sky.
The SKy F1 team on the whole is not as professional as when BBC did it, and even C4 is better than sky..
Herbert needs to be more professional or get the hell out of Sky F1...
by mpls2
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel thinks normally aspirated engines are better.
Replies: 303
Views: 24483

Re: Vettel thinks normally aspirated engines are better.

And how well do Tesla's do in a world where there are cold temps? I hear that their range drops over 50% when it gets below 0 degrees C. Where I live, -10 C is not uncommon. Battery power is directly correlated to outside air temperature so that is a MAJOR hurdle for these cars to overcome.[/quote] ...
by mpls2
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Commentator Responsibility
Replies: 39
Views: 10925

Re: Commentator Responsibility

I have sky F1, it's rubbish compared with C4 and BBC, i watched the race on C4 today..
by mpls2
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MotoGP 2016
Replies: 526
Views: 92605

Re: MotoGP 2016

Andre Iannone sets the all time top speed record by hitting the traps at 218.2 mph in pre-race warmup. That's incredible on a motorcycle, insane. I'm just wondering how have Ducati managed to get such an advantage with the engine? Engineering, mate. This from a Ducati fan :lol: No I was just wonder...
by mpls2
Tue May 26, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official McLaren Thread!
Replies: 623
Views: 195431

Re: The Official McLaren Thread!

Not sure if anyone has posted this, this gives in indication of how closely intertwined the Mclaren car is with the Honda PU. Interesting, i think some of the problems the team are having with their engine is the dictation of the car design on the engine design and visa versa... I think both partner...
by mpls2
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren technical changes- Career implications.
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

Re: McLaren technical changes- Career implications.

I can't help feeling that wherever Sam Michael goes that team he joins become ...! Actually that whole Mercedes team is basically BAR, which became Honda, then Brawn, now Mercedes.. Now with a few top signing and Mercedes personnel.. The core is stil the same.. Remember Honda left aload of money and...
by mpls2
Thu May 16, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda F1 comeback
Replies: 60
Views: 8873

Re: Honda F1 comeback

Well, if you are a McLaren fan I wouldnt be too excited about it. The IRL has Honda and Chevy (well Lotus too) as engine suppliers for them and Chevy has taken Honda to the wood chipper in regards to the engines. Chevy won 11 out of 15 races in 2012 and has won 3 out of 4 events this year. How abou...
by mpls2
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do some people dislike Vettel so much?
Replies: 439
Views: 41196

Re: Why do some people dislike Vettel so much?

I used to like him, but after that incident in China, never again..
Very unsportsmanlike if you know your team mate has had his engine turned down., rather like a boxer knocking down someone who has one of his hands tied down,,

Absolutely no class at all !