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by GingerFurball
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How would Nico Rosberg be doing in 2017?
Replies: 391
Views: 119823

Re: How would Nico Rosberg be doing in 2017?

BMWSauber84 wrote:A tough scenario to predict. How hungry would Rosberg have been for it? He would likely have been more competitive than Bottas but beyind that, who knows?
Given he retired the answer is 'not very'
by GingerFurball
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Engine Proposals announced
Replies: 220
Views: 62138

Re: 2021 Engine Proposals announced

How does rewriting the engine regulations so that Mercedes, Renault, Honda and Ferrari have to spend millions designing yet another new generation of engines help towards cutting costs in the slightest?

There's nothing wrong with the current engines, fix everything else wrong with Formula 1 first.
by GingerFurball
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

I've just seen what Grosjean was penalised for. He's turned into an absolute joke of a driver this season. In my opinion, his penalty is a joke. Drivers nowadays have the habit to squeeze the overtaken car out of the track, which is ridiculous. Alonso hits the apex perfectly and takes the racing li...
by GingerFurball
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

I've just seen what Grosjean was penalised for.

He's turned into an absolute joke of a driver this season.
by GingerFurball
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Engine Proposals announced
Replies: 220
Views: 62138

Re: 2021 Engine Proposals announced

Pretty disappointed they're getting rid of the MGU-H. Seems pushing tech comes second to 'DA NOIZE!!!!11!'
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 8473

Re: Webber 2.0

It's terribly unlucky for Daniel of late but I think Max went through this in the first half of the season so it evens out a bit within the team and becomes more representative in terms of the points. Ricciardo's now had worse luck with reliability than Verstappen. 3 engine failures and 1 brake fai...
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 8473

Re: Webber 2.0

It's terribly unlucky for Daniel of late but I think Max went through this in the first half of the season so it evens out a bit within the team and becomes more representative in terms of the points. Ricciardo's now had worse luck with reliability than Verstappen. 3 engine failures and 1 brake fai...
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

People are seriously underestimating Ricciardo in this thread.
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Don't know whether its already been mentioned; but watching the replay on C4 they were pointing out that on a number of occasions Hamilton didn't deploying DRS down the main straight when it was available. It wasn't available, Hamilton was frequently dropping back over a second at times. Ben Edward...
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's and Vettel's Relationship (+ other relationships)
Replies: 110
Views: 31172

Re: Hamilton's and Vettel's Relationship (+ other relationsh

It's not just those two. I've heard comments from Button, Ricciardo, Verstappen and others. I think people who are directly involved in F1 mostly see Vettel as behind the Hamiltons and Alonsos of the world in terms of ability. They think of him as someone who has always been in the right place at t...
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's and Vettel's Relationship (+ other relationships)
Replies: 110
Views: 31172

Re: Hamilton's and Vettel's Relationship (+ other relationsh

Hamilton and Alonso have both done the hard yards in F1 - it's ridiculous that a driver of Alonso's talent has only won 2 titles, whereas only Graham Hill has waited as long as Hamilton did for his 2nd title. Whereas Vettel just showed up in the right car at the right time and won races and titles ...
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Greenman wrote:.

Did Vettel ever hand that place back to Massa, I didn't hear anything ?

.
Why would he?

Vettel only ended up off the track because Massa shoved him off.
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Mexican Grand Prix
Replies: 65
Views: 19198

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Mexican Grand Prix

Anyone not voting Verstappen is at it.

Is that the biggest winning margin of the season?
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Ferrari have a driver problem. One has excellent speed but the habit of messing it up. And no second driver to jump in. They should have won a lot more races this year. Vettel faded pretty bad this year and Kimi faded many many years ago. So yes, Ferrari do indeed have a driver problem. For 2019 I ...
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Interestingly when we're looking at potential for next year, in the half lap after Hamilton passed Alonso, Alonso seriously came back at him. With more grunt behind him he would have been in with a serious shout of re-passing him into turn 1.
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Watching the helicopter shot Vettel should never have hit Hamilton. I'm not surprised that Hamilton asked over the radio whether it was deliberate, it was a shocking bit of driving from Vettel. The FIA ignored investigating this incidence all because of the championship points situation. It's truly...
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

pokerman wrote:When you hit someone's car it means you didn't leave enough room, bodywork flew off Hamilton's car.
I thought the bodywork was Alonso's.
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Lewis raced that with a damaged diffuser. Puts his struggles into perspective.
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Watching the helicopter shot Vettel should never have hit Hamilton. I'm not surprised that Hamilton asked over the radio whether it was deliberate, it was a shocking bit of driving from Vettel.
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

In a strange way it was an exciting race even though really we all assumed the title race was long over. Well perhaps I'm only speaking for myself. Anyway, hugely impressive from Max Verstappen. Red Bull are genuinely competitive with Mercedes and Ferrari. I don't think they'll quite be this strong...
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Alonso hits Hamiltons car and then asks about track limits, the only driver that played it clean was Hamilton. Was a lovely little duel there though. Apart from Alonso asking about a legal pass He only asked in hope and his voice was resigned, because usually he'd be screaming about an illegal move...
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Bit disappointing that everyone's just jumped out of Vettel's way.
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

That sucks for Ocon. I'd ban pitting under the VSC.
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari International Assistance
Replies: 137
Views: 39502

Re: Ferrari International Assistance

The OP is about FIA/FOM helping Ferrari through the technical regulations ... which isn't happening. Not anymore that we know of, but Bernie is clearly insinuating that this was happening on Moseley's watch, and there certainly were some 'interesting' calls on the legality of certain items on cars ...
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake
Replies: 162
Views: 44322

Re: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake

love that 99% of the voters feel it was illegal yet we still have 4 pages of discussion. I think the clue is in the fact that 1 in every 4 voters think no penalty was needed. Perhaps I should reread the thread, because I don't understand how they say it is illegal, yet the result should stand... 8O...
by GingerFurball
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 93954

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton is in a really interesting position as his fourth title is entirely dependent on the racing gods. Does he try to win this race for the kudos and the cherry on top at the risk of straining his machinery? Or run a conservative engine mode and ensure he finishes fifth? I'd imagine it would be...
by GingerFurball
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's and Vettel's Relationship (+ other relationships)
Replies: 110
Views: 31172

Re: Hamilton's and Vettel's Relationship (+ other relationsh

Hamilton and Alonso have both done the hard yards in F1 - it's ridiculous that a driver of Alonso's talent has only won 2 titles, whereas only Graham Hill has waited as long as Hamilton did for his 2nd title. Whereas Vettel just showed up in the right car at the right time and won races and titles g...
by GingerFurball
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 52180

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Alonso must be fuming at his engine penalty this weekend. Surely he must be very much used to these penalties by now. Starting at the back row is pretty common for any Honda powered car. He'll be used to it but this is probably the one circuit where Honda's power deficit is masked. And judging by h...
by GingerFurball
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 52180

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Let's hope that Renault don't take a step backward or even stand still over the winter with their PU. With a near equal PU in the McLaren and RB cars next year could be a hell of a season. If Renault can pull a good engine for next year (they're far too good to continually get it wrong) then 2018 w...
by GingerFurball
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake
Replies: 162
Views: 44322

Re: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake

If the pass had been allowed to stand then Raikkonen would have been robbed having given a masterclass in defensive driving throughout the 3rd sector. I don't really agree - he had the good fortune of having been able to draw DRS off Vettel to not get passed on the straight, then he had the good fo...
by GingerFurball
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari International Assistance
Replies: 137
Views: 39502

Re: Ferrari International Assistance

Inappropriate comment removed
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 52180

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Alonso must be fuming at his engine penalty this weekend.
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 52180

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Interesting that Alonso at the moment is purple through sector 2.
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 52180

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:Grosjean ran out of talent again?
didn't his tyre delaminate? How's that talent-related?
His tyre delaminated because he binned it out of the final turn.
by GingerFurball
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 52180

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Herb Tarlik wrote:
Lotus49 wrote:You couldn't make it up with Honda right now. Stoff's new unit has gone and is being replaced with yet another new unit.
A Honda engine can't last a single session and yet people continue to state that McLaren should have stuck with Honda.

Inexplicable.
Yeah but works support
by GingerFurball
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 52180

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Covalent wrote:
Clarky wrote:What stands out here is how aggressive Mercedes have gone with their tyres.
They have almost bang on the average amount of softs, supersofts and ultrasofts.
Not compared to Ferrari and Red Bull.

What Sauber or Haas have done isn't really relevant to the point made.
by GingerFurball
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake
Replies: 162
Views: 44322

Re: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake

Apparently Lauda and Andretti have backed the Verstappens. So they are not alone. Of course their defence was along the lines "a driver should be racing, you are destroying the sport like that". Max himself said more or less that others have done this and the fans got robbed by him not being on the...
by GingerFurball
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake
Replies: 162
Views: 44322

Re: Forum opinion on Max / Kimi overtake

Verstappen33 wrote:Kimi was not passing but of course gains an advantage in staying in front of Max by this way of driving.
In the 2nd picture Kimi is taking the normal racing line through the corner. Literally every driver leaves the circuit at that turn.
by GingerFurball
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen with Red Bull until 2020.
Replies: 129
Views: 29501

Re: Verstappen with Red Bull until 2020.

Like I said I'm a bit disappointed that Verstappen is going down that route especially after saying that he would do just as well in either the Mercedes or Ferrari, fighting talk. Then later he says I will give that a miss because the goal is to win multiple titles and not test myself against the b...
by GingerFurball
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 US Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 79437

Re: 2017 US Grand Prix Race Thread

Every 'I'm quicker than Esteban' whine should be met with 'remember Canada.' Where Perez defended as if his life depended on it against Ocon, ignored team orders, cost his team a podium yet rolled out the red carpet for the Ferraris.