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by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 US Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 79437

Re: 2017 US Grand Prix Race Thread

Clarky wrote:Yet another engine change for Vandoorne.
I'm hoping it's a 'well we might as well' penalty rather than the usual 'you can't run a Honda engine for 5 laps without it breaking down' penalty.
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen with Red Bull until 2020.
Replies: 129
Views: 29500

Re: Verstappen with Red Bull until 2020.

RIC to Mercedes. They need a proven guy, not Ocon yet. Agree with this. I suspect it's a done deal for 2019, RBR already know it, hence their desire to lock in Max. Hamilton and Ricciardo would be a frightening lineup! One of the best ever. Somehow I see Dan as the odd man out here in the big pictu...
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 US Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 79437

Re: 2017 US Grand Prix Race Thread

It will be interesting to see how Hamilton and Vettel handle the start. Vettel has nothing to lose and Hamilton has everything to so Vettel should really be making a lunge into T1. That’s assuming Hamilton doesn’t cover him off on the inside but how will Hamilton feel about sweeping to the left to ...
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 US Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 79437

Re: 2017 US Grand Prix Race Thread

How were Red Bull looking in long runs?
by GingerFurball
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 US Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 35565

Re: 2017 US Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Theory: Raikkonen overtook Hamilton in order to back Hamilton into Bottas, thereby compromising Bottas' lap and giving Vettel a shot at the front row, which worked ;) hummm, Ricardo and Kimi have the same Q3 lap times 1:33.577...... Does F1 have more decimals than show on the timing and scoring web...
by GingerFurball
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 US Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 35565

Re: 2017 US Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Turns 9 and 19 here are a f*ck ing joke, track limits get completely ignored in both.
by GingerFurball
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official - Alonso in McLaren for 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 18907

Re: Official - Alonso in McLaren for 2018

Kinda sounds like it's a one year deal which is good going for him to keep his options open. Maybe a 1+1 deal if the car goes well. Exactly which kind of goes against this commitment that Alonso is apparently making to the team. How so?. He's a bit long in the tooth for yet another long term projec...
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen with Red Bull until 2020.
Replies: 129
Views: 29500

Re: Verstappen with Red Bull until 2020.

What intrigues me is what this means for Red Bull in terms of engine supply post 2018. You'd imagine Verstappen will have an out in case they do a McLaren from 2019 onwards, but at the same time there must have been some interesting assurances given to Max that would encourage him to commit the next...
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen with Red Bull until 2020.
Replies: 129
Views: 29500

Re: Verstappen with Red Bull until 2020.

Ricciardo to Ferrari
Ocon to Mercedes

is what I'm expecting in 2019.
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Button on Hamilton and Alonso
Replies: 231
Views: 51414

Re: Button on Hamilton and Alonso

The 2 point gap between them in 2012 is incredibly misleading when judging their performance relative to each other, Hamilton destroyed Button in 2012. Frankly, Button was lucky to not find himself beaten by 100+ points in 2012. While I agree Lewis was superior in 2012, Button had serious setup iss...
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Button on Hamilton and Alonso
Replies: 231
Views: 51414

Re: Button on Hamilton and Alonso

I feel I need a recap, what negative things about Hamilton have been said? I'm all for defending Hamilton against some unfair criticism he gets on here from people who he can do no right for but I fail see anything on this thread that Lewis himself would take much issue with? Not negative. But the ...
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official - Alonso in McLaren for 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 18907

Re: Official - Alonso in McLaren for 2018

Kinda sounds like it's a one year deal which is good going for him to keep his options open. Maybe a 1+1 deal if the car goes well. Exactly which kind of goes against this commitment that Alonso is apparently making to the team. Except it's not true. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/132495/alonso-...
by GingerFurball
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official - Alonso in McLaren for 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 18907

Re: Official - Alonso in McLaren for 2018

Haha shots fired at Honda in that video.
by GingerFurball
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2732075

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

tl;dr
by GingerFurball
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 98850

Re: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?

I provided it earlier in this thread, as tootsie323 already pointed out. It's not that hard to use the search function. But just to please you: "Often – when you look at my last start at Monza – when you pull away, you can't actually see the guy who's in second place," said Hamilton, who described ...
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 375779

Re: Silly season 2018

I actually hope that's its more red bulls attempt to cling on to one of the two, because I would love to see DR at Ferrari and Max at Mercedes in 2019. I'm quite certain that Verstappen has a contract with Red Bull for 2019. Horner has stated in an interview on either Sky or Channel 4 that while Ve...
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where is HAM going to win the 2017 WDC title?
Replies: 53
Views: 14766

Re: Where is HAM going to win the 2017 WDC title?

What we need here is a double points Abu Dhabi! I'd say he won the championship in Hungary when he gave the position back to Valterri. Do good things and good things happen to you :) If Valterri beats Seb by 3 points or less then we'll have a huge love in in the Merc garage. Interesting, I remember...
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari 2008 vs Ferrari 2017 which was the bigger screw up?
Replies: 69
Views: 21081

Re: Ferrari 2008 vs Ferrari 2017 which was the bigger screw

j man wrote:2008 should have been theirs. Quite aside from the pitstop mishap in Singapore, I think Kovalainen's 7th place in the drivers' championship highlights how superior the Ferrari was to the McLaren that year.
Highlights how bad Kovaliainen was. Vettel outscored him in the 2nd half of the season.
by GingerFurball
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 98850

Re: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?

Zoue wrote: similar to Alonso, but don't seem to recall him being castigated for taking unnecessary risks at the time :smug:
Alonso was racing a title competitor.
by GingerFurball
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could an NFL style draft for drivers work in F1?
Replies: 30
Views: 9665

Re: Could an NFL style draft for drivers work in F1?

Garbage idea.

Red Bull have invested a lot of time and money in their drivers. Why should Sauber get to draft say Ricciardo then benefit financially from releasing him?
by GingerFurball
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So is that that for the title battle?
Replies: 140
Views: 29649

Re: So is that that for the title battle?

I wouldn't have believed Hamilton could have lost the 17 point lead he had in 2007 over the course of two races, when a win was worth 10 points. Is it 59 points now that he leads by with 25 for a win and with four races to go? Can he win by just following Vettel home in every race yet? Yep. 42 poin...
by GingerFurball
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kvyat, Sainz and Palmer to swap seats from Austin onwards
Replies: 142
Views: 35844

Re: Kvyat, Sainz and Palmer to swap seats from Austin onward

Ocon isn't matching Perez. Perez is 11/5 up in quali and 10/4 up on race finishes ahead. Performance wise he is close but almost always behind. I believe Ocon is doing well for a rookie but not so well that peopole would be calling him a stand put driver if he wasn't in a consistently point's scori...
by GingerFurball
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So is that that for the title battle?
Replies: 140
Views: 29649

Re: So is that that for the title battle?

I wouldn't have believed Hamilton could have lost the 17 point lead he had in 2007 over the course of two races, when a win was worth 10 points. Is it 59 points now that he leads by with 25 for a win and with four races to go? Can he win by just following Vettel home in every race yet? Yep. 42 poin...
by GingerFurball
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So is that that for the title battle?
Replies: 140
Views: 29649

Re: So is that that for the title battle?

Realistically Its over, Ferrari need two wipeouts in 4 races and still need need to win without any reliability problems of their own. Given Mercedes reliabilirty thats unlikely. There is a point where mathematical possibilities get overtaken by statistical probability. We are past there now. Time ...
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where is HAM going to win the 2017 WDC title?
Replies: 53
Views: 14766

Re: Where is HAM going to win the 2017 WDC title?

As unlikely as it seems, it's happened to Hamilton himself before. In his debut season, a DNF at the penultimate race in China (team error with tire life) plus an inexplicable technical issue at the start in Brazil handed a virtually-assured title to Kimi. Was as unlikely then as it is now, but the...
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Future of the Spanish Grand Prix
Replies: 40
Views: 9233

Re: Future of the Spanish Grand Prix

Whether the referendum was legal or not, is ultimately irrelevant. We don't know which course the Catalan politicians will choose for future action. And I believe the FIA have already considered this issue; I doubt Spain would do what Switzerland once did and organise their national GP in France, o...
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 194741

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Lotus49 wrote:(Didn't see what happened to him at the start today)
One of the McLarens was run off the road by Raikkonen. As Alonso made up a few places at the start I'm assuming it was Vandoorne who was the unfortunate one.
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 375779

Re: Silly season 2018

If both Ricciardo and Verstappen leave Red Bull at the end of 2018, could Red Bull turn to Alonso? Red Bull obviously have Sainz who is very good, but other than that they don't have anyone in their youth academy. Gasly is surely not ready to take the next step yet, and Kvyat's F1 career is pretty ...
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where is HAM going to win the 2017 WDC title?
Replies: 53
Views: 14766

Re: Where is HAM going to win the 2017 WDC title?

If Hamilton's engine goes bang in the next race, that means nil points and a big grid penalty. Potentially a 50 point swing in two races. It is not impossible. Hamilton's points lead is such that he can actually afford for this to happen. Even if he then has a disaster at Brazil and finishes 5th, h...
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where is HAM going to win the 2017 WDC title?
Replies: 53
Views: 14766

Re: Where is HAM going to win the 2017 WDC title?

It'll be at Mexico.

Austin is a Hamilton track, a win there means he needs one solitary 5th place from the last 3 races (assuming Vettel finishes 2nd in Austin which isn't guaranteed given how well Red Bull tend to go there).
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will Mercedes domination last?
Replies: 109
Views: 21015

Re: How long will Mercedes domination last?

The FIA tried their absolute best to slow down Ferrari in the early 2000's and Red Bull in the early 2010's. They haven't really made much of an effort (surprisingly) to slow down the Mercedes engine in recent times. They could probably find something illegal in every car if they looked hard enough...
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 375779

Re: Silly season 2018

If both Ricciardo and Verstappen leave Red Bull at the end of 2018, could Red Bull turn to Alonso? Red Bull obviously have Sainz who is very good, but other than that they don't have anyone in their youth academy. Gasly is surely not ready to take the next step yet, and Kvyat's F1 career is pretty ...
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will Mercedes domination last?
Replies: 109
Views: 21015

Re: How long will Mercedes domination last?

Mercedes has won 10/16 races and taken 21/32 podiums. (At the same stage last year the Mercedes had 14/16 wins and 23/32 podiums.) Ferrari have won 4/16 and taken 14/32 podiums Red Bull have won 2/16 and taken 12/32 podiums Stats don't tell the full story, but whilst the Mercedes is not as far in f...
by GingerFurball
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kvyat, Sainz and Palmer to swap seats from Austin onwards
Replies: 142
Views: 35844

Re: Kvyat, Sainz and Palmer to swap seats from Austin onward

Palmer is in no way as bad as some people make out. No, he's obviously not as quick as Hulkenberg but that doesn't make him bad. At Spa he looked good to out-qualify Hulk before his car let him down, again. Today he was only 0.14s behind and could have beaten him if he hadn't taken too much kerb in...
by GingerFurball
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 28869

Re: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

Zoue wrote:oh, and on another note, is there a reason for Kimi's woeful performance today?
Raikkonen is woeful
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: vettel/stroll. what the he'll happened there.
Replies: 374
Views: 72857

Re: vettel/stroll. what the he'll happened there.

new footage on sky videos from strolls car shows him deffinately not at all turning into vettel , and shows its absolutely vettels fault , ant and johnny Herbert on the sky pad and they both agree its not strolls fault and clearly shows he was swiped by a Ferrari its proberly not what you want to h...
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: vettel/stroll. what the he'll happened there.
Replies: 374
Views: 72857

Re: vettel/stroll. what the he'll happened there.

Players have been sent off by the referee after the match in football I assumed it was the same. once the ref blows, the game is over, and he plays no further part I never watch football, so will confess my lack of knowledge sorry Not true, players have been shown a red card after the final whistle.
by GingerFurball
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Another Stepney Situation on the Horizon
Replies: 68
Views: 15838

Re: Another Stepney Situation on the Horizon

The issue here lies with the FIA not having an appropriate notice period.
by GingerFurball
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula One Losing in Malaysia
Replies: 15
Views: 5234

Re: Formula One Losing in Malaysia

It's something that F1's management need to look at.

Given the crowds expected for MotoGP, there's clearly an appetite for motorsports, they need to try and understand why MotoGP is attractive where Formula One isn't.