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by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55762

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

By the way who the f*ck decided that putting the 2nd DRS detection point in the middle of an overtaking zone was a good move? There were a few instances where one driver (the best example was Wehrlein vs Magnussen) where one driver pulls off a ballsy move into the chicane at the end of the first str...
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 vs Sky
Replies: 48
Views: 21231

Re: Channel 4 vs Sky

Ben Edwards is hopeless. Crofty, Brundle and Coulthard would all work fine in the box together. Very different opinions here! :-P Crofty is terrible in practice sessions and just talks about what he ate the night before and when Kravitz joins in everything gets worse. Crofty to me just doesn't soun...
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas F1
Replies: 85
Views: 35452

Re: Haas F1

They're about where they should be, their resources aren't huge, they're up against teams who have been in the sport for a good while like Sauber, Force India and Toro Rosso, or who are big names historically in the sport (McLaren and Williams) who will find it easier to attract drivers and personne...
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55762

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

The last few laps were impressive by Bottas and showed how much exactly he was holding back for most of the race. Hopefully he can carry this form into the next season. I honestly thought the last few laps were just Hamilton backing off. Did Bottas actually up his pace from before? He was setting f...
by GingerFurball
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Engine Proposals announced
Replies: 220
Views: 62139

Re: 2021 Engine Proposals announced

Get rid of the gimmicks introduced supposedly for the fans . Bring back the beast engines without fuel consumption rate or RPM limit requirements. For fans more interested in fuel saving than racing there is Formula E now for you . Return Formula 1 back to what was it was created to be in the begin...
by GingerFurball
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2017 in a rearview mirror - thoughts and analysis
Replies: 23
Views: 9216

Re: F1 2017 in a rearview mirror - thoughts and analysis

What was pleasing was that on good circuits that promote racing, the fears about this season's cars proved to be unfounded.

The racing on circuits like Sochi and Abu Dhabi was terrible and the sooner they get booted from the calendar the better.
by GingerFurball
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 vs Sky
Replies: 48
Views: 21231

Re: Channel 4 vs Sky

Ben Edwards is hopeless.

Crofty, Brundle and Coulthard would all work fine in the box together.
by GingerFurball
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 194748

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

I think all we can really say is that Verstappen was the better qualifier over the course of this season. There's just too few opportunities to really compare the two in races, and so many times where one or the other went out too early in the race to say how it would have ended. Ricciardo definite...
by GingerFurball
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The 2017-2018 Formula 1 Off Season Thread.
Replies: 17
Views: 9587

Re: The 2017-2018 Formula 1 Off Season Thread.

I hope Renault can pull out all the stops engine wise and we get an Alonso/Ricciardo title battle.
by GingerFurball
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55762

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

F1_Ernie wrote:https://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2017/11/26/ ... ng-easier/

Tilke considering a small change to the circuit.
Hopefully that change is dropping a nuclear bomb on the circuit.
by GingerFurball
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55762

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Watching through the race now. 5 seconds for Hulkenburg is far too lenient a punishment.
by GingerFurball
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 194748

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

Ricciardo over the course of the season had more reliably issues so I'm curious as to what the excuse is for why Ricciardo finished with more points.
by GingerFurball
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55762

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

I think the fact it was money no object makes it worse - a blank cheque and you come up with that?

Sochi aside, it would be the first race I got rid of if I ruled F1.
by GingerFurball
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 55762

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton can win tomorrow in a straight fight. Is it a one or two stopper? I hope Mercedes let them run different strategies. Even if they run the same strategy, I would not rule out Hamilton overtaking Bottas on track. Bottas always struggles on the other tyre, like Nico used to in 2014. Especiall...
by GingerFurball
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 18087

Re: 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Vettel was also only changed due to starting at the back I thought he had a genuine failure in Malaysia or Japan that meant he had to change engine? Even more impressive then if so, you can see why Horner isn’t happy about the engine limit going down to 3 next year. I think the 5th engine they took...
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Engine Proposals announced
Replies: 220
Views: 62139

Re: 2021 Engine Proposals announced

Yeah but noise
by GingerFurball
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Bottas do against Hamilton?
Replies: 129
Views: 43148

Re: How will Bottas do against Hamilton?

Well, Verstappen is out of the equation as he has extended his contract already (until the end of 2020 if memory serves). edit: I said Ocon because he seemed like the most logical, as a member of the Mercedes development programme :) Yes you are right Max did sign. Lewis and Daniel could be a fun t...
by GingerFurball
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Bottas do against Hamilton?
Replies: 129
Views: 43148

Re: How will Bottas do against Hamilton?

I like Valtteri and think he is a decent driver, but I don't know why Mercedes didn't use this year to pound up a hotshot rookie for 2018. They need a driver who can learn from Lewis and be ready to help out when Lewis's numbers begin to taper off. Which hotshot rookie would that be? The one Merced...
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Quick engine poll
Replies: 99
Views: 28945

Re: Quick engine poll

It might have been because I was streaming on my phone at the time but I thought the cars sounded better than normal on the formation lap. Any time you're watching the direct FOM feed they sound better. It's the TV networks that mess with the sound and make them sound like garbage. They really soun...
by GingerFurball
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Quick engine poll
Replies: 99
Views: 28945

Re: Quick engine poll

It might have been because I was streaming on my phone at the time but I thought the cars sounded better than normal on the formation lap.
by GingerFurball
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 36259

Re: 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Reckon this week will be Kimi's turn to be crashed into by Verstappen.
by GingerFurball
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Quick engine poll
Replies: 99
Views: 28945

Re: Quick engine poll

Formula E is great. IMO the cars look much better than F1 cars with their stupid front wings.
by GingerFurball
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????
Replies: 76
Views: 23619

Re: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????

Saying that Vandoorne has the same points finishes and more points than Alonso is like bragging that Ricciardo has more points than Verstappen. Completely meaningless. Why's that? Ricciardo and Verstappen's reliability woes this season are now dead even. Ricciardo still has more points. Who the hel...
by GingerFurball
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????
Replies: 76
Views: 23619

Re: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????

Saying that Vandoorne has the same points finishes and more points than Alonso is like bragging that Ricciardo has more points than Verstappen. Completely meaningless. Why's that? Ricciardo and Verstappen's reliability woes this season are now dead even. Ricciardo still has more points. Who the hel...
by GingerFurball
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 198
Views: 41368

Re: 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Two races to go, and IMO the real battle is now between Bottas and Vettel. Bottas has closed the gap to second place to just 15 points. And I am very sure that Mercedes would love to sweep everything. Both drivers finish 1 - 2 in the WDC and winning the WCC. So after the many times Bottas has been ...
by GingerFurball
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spa 2008 Revisited (Split from most wins thread)
Replies: 94
Views: 19624

Re: Spa 2008 Revisited (Split from most wins thread)

The conversation in here seems to be totally missing the point (with the exception of mikeyg123). Whether or not the overtake was illegal is irrelevant. What's relevant is that getting a 25 second penalty for it and giving positions to multiple drivers who were not involved in the overtake is somet...
by GingerFurball
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official ESTEBAN OCON Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 9886

Re: The Official Esteban Ocon Thread

He'll replace Bottas in 2019 if he continues his improvement in 2018. I don't think it's a coincidence that he has the measure of Perez now we're returning to tracks he's raced in last year. His drive in Brazil last year is also very under-appreciated, he had a Manor in a position it had no right be...
by GingerFurball
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Quick engine poll
Replies: 99
Views: 28945

Re: Quick engine poll

Current engines.

I wish F1 would stop tooling about with the regulations. The proposed regulations are a joke.
by GingerFurball
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How would Nico Rosberg be doing in 2017?
Replies: 391
Views: 119825

Re: How would Nico Rosberg be doing in 2017?

Sometimes you just give up a career because you have reached the heights of it and you can't go further. I did it myself after 25 years of programming when I felt I wasn't growing/learning any more and it was becoming a bit samey every day. He like I probably wants to conquer new worlds and challen...
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????
Replies: 76
Views: 23619

Re: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????

kleefton wrote:Saying that Vandoorne has the same points finishes and more points than Alonso is like bragging that Ricciardo has more points than Verstappen. Completely meaningless.
Why's that?

Ricciardo and Verstappen's reliability woes this season are now dead even. Ricciardo still has more points.
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????
Replies: 76
Views: 23619

Re: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????

I have more faith in Mclaren Renault, but the Renault PU's reliability has been scary this year, to say the least. And they are supposed to go to a new concept for next year. Where have we heard that before? Which Renault powered driver has used 3 seasons worth of MGU H and turbochargers? How many ...
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa retirement pt 2, The Real Deal
Replies: 122
Views: 46262

Re: Massa retirement pt 2, The Real Deal

I don't denote any sarcasm in that. just plain truth. His time at Ferrari with Alonso as the #1 everything saw to it that Felipe role was to be that dog they kick whenever they saw fit, and boy did they ever kick him, even just for kicks at times it seemed. What was Raikkonen's excuse for doing as ...
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa retirement pt 2, The Real Deal
Replies: 122
Views: 46262

Re: Massa retirement pt 2, The Real Deal

It's amazing how many excuses were made for him to explain a 4 year period where he barely scored a podium while his team-mate won 11 races and nearly won 2 titles.
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Max Verstappen thread
Replies: 163
Views: 36626

Re: Official Max Verstappen thread

Verstappen has been involved in 5 first lap collisions this season. Not every collision has been his fault, however to be involved in that many points to there being an issue with his driving. Or put another way Verstappen has been wholly responsible for one crash all season. I don't believe he is ...
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????
Replies: 76
Views: 23619

Re: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????

kleefton wrote:I have more faith in Mclaren Renault, but the Renault PU's reliability has been scary this year, to say the least. And they are supposed to go to a new concept for next year. Where have we heard that before?
Which Renault powered driver has used 3 seasons worth of MGU H and turbochargers?
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Max Verstappen thread
Replies: 163
Views: 36626

Re: Official Max Verstappen thread

Verstappen has been involved in 5 first lap collisions this season. Not every collision has been his fault, however to be involved in that many points to there being an issue with his driving. Or put another way Verstappen has been wholly responsible for one crash all season. I don't believe he is ...
by GingerFurball
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Max Verstappen thread
Replies: 163
Views: 36626

Re: Official Max Verstappen thread

Brazil 16 is a funny one. Sure, Verstappen made some nice overtakes but the guy at the front absolutely tiddled it in without any challenge whatsoever.
by GingerFurball
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Max Verstappen thread
Replies: 163
Views: 36626

Re: Official Max Verstappen thread

Verstappen has been involved in 5 first lap collisions this season. Not every collision has been his fault, however to be involved in that many points to there being an issue with his driving.
by GingerFurball
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your favourite Formula One seasons are...?
Replies: 39
Views: 14798

Re: Your favourite Formula One seasons are...?

Started watching in 1995, went off F1 a bit during the mid 00s, came back in 2012. 2012 is the best I've seen. 2013 would have been a classic as well were it not for the imminent rule changes. I still think Vettel's dominance of the 2nd half of the season was down to their improvement at Spa, and ev...
by GingerFurball
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Engine Proposals announced
Replies: 220
Views: 62139

Re: 2021 Engine Proposals announced

pokerman wrote: They carried over from the V10 era, I don't recall any new manufacturer entering during the V8 era?
Correct. 3 manufacturers left and Cosworth stopped supplying though.

Still, we should go back to engines manufacturers will have no interest in developing because LOUD NOISES