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by kowen1208
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 is boring
Replies: 98
Views: 17641

Re: F1 is boring

Sure, but if it's all just potential it's worthless to us as viewers. The fact is that in 2004/5 races were run quicker (admittedly a small sample) so while the cars may be engineering miracles they haven't made any steps that translate to extra performance on track. And the other factor of course ...
by kowen1208
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 34012

Re: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

I suspect you have chosen to miss the point. The simple matter is that bringing up team orders in qualifying was unnecessary,not relevent, yet still they brought it up...even if to say it couldn't happen. That, was the point I was trying to make. On that note, let's leave it...I sure as heck don't ...
by kowen1208
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 49364

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

One more addition to my list... The sky broadcast team may be the most irritating race coverage team I have ever heard. I don't mind Brundle, but I really don't like Crofty. He tries to be funnier than he is, and he makes a ton of mistakes calling out drivers (i.e. Q3 when he mistook Leclerc for Ra...
by kowen1208
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 49364

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Here's one: Points should be awarded to 15th place. The argument against it that I've seen is that it cheapens a race victory, or that F1 shouldn't award "participation points". But this isn't a hand-out for showing up. You still earn more points for superior performance, you still have to finish th...
by kowen1208
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 233447

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition

1. Vettel
2. Leclerc
3. Hamilton
4. Bottas
5. Verstappen
6. Hulkenberg
7. Magnussen
8. Ricciardo
9. Raikonnen
10. Grosjean
by kowen1208
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 is boring
Replies: 98
Views: 17641

Re: F1 is boring

All good races in Australia. The circuit hasn't changed since then. The cars have. They are noticeably bigger and faster than ever before. Yeah. Faster cars obviously have the effect of shortening the circuit & the natural result of that a reduction in overtaking opportunities. Golf courses must ev...
by kowen1208
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Ferrari have pitted a car to go for the fastest lap?
Replies: 41
Views: 8429

Re: Should Ferrari have pitted a car to go for the fastest l

Pitting Bottas was not an option, he was never more than 25 seconds ahead of Hamilton and it was 24-25 seconds to pit. The gap was more like 21-22 seconds for the last 10 laps. He had no window. Okay. Watching the race, I was under the impression that there was a sufficient gap based on the comment...
by kowen1208
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 35443

Re: Point for fastest lap

If that did happen though you would look like total clowns. True, which is why I think if there's going to be a bonus for fastest lap, then it needs to be a big enough bonus to incentivize taking the risk of a pit stop, maybe as many as five bonus points. Then you just devalue were you actually fin...
by kowen1208
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Ferrari have pitted a car to go for the fastest lap?
Replies: 41
Views: 8429

Re: Should Ferrari have pitted a car to go for the fastest l

With how consistently successful many of the teams are with pits stops, I think it's definitely a something they should go for. I think LeClerc should have pitting, and I think Bottas should have pitted. I would have left Vettel out because it seemed like his car lost pace somehow mid-race, and lea...
by kowen1208
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 35443

Re: Point for fastest lap

If that did happen though you would look like total clowns. True, which is why I think if there's going to be a bonus for fastest lap, then it needs to be a big enough bonus to incentivize taking the risk of a pit stop, maybe as many as five bonus points. Then you just devalue were you actually fin...
by kowen1208
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Ferrari have pitted a car to go for the fastest lap?
Replies: 41
Views: 8429

Re: Should Ferrari have pitted a car to go for the fastest l

With how consistently successful many of the teams are with pits stops, I think it's definitely a something they should go for. I think LeClerc should have pitting, and I think Bottas should have pitted. I would have left Vettel out because it seemed like his car lost pace somehow mid-race, and leav...
by kowen1208
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 35443

Re: Point for fastest lap

If that did happen though you would look like total clowns. True, which is why I think if there's going to be a bonus for fastest lap, then it needs to be a big enough bonus to incentivize taking the risk of a pit stop, maybe as many as five bonus points. Completely disagree, it should never be mor...
by kowen1208
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 35443

Re: Point for fastest lap

pokerman wrote:If that did happen though you would look like total clowns.
True, which is why I think if there's going to be a bonus for fastest lap, then it needs to be a big enough bonus to incentivize taking the risk of a pit stop, maybe as many as five bonus points.
by kowen1208
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible 4 part qualifying in 2019.
Replies: 70
Views: 20559

Re: Possible 4 part qualifying in 2019.

Why don't we bring in a qualifying format whereby the drivers get 10 minutes to put in a banker lap. The clock then starts to count down, and every 2 minutes the slowest driver gets eliminated. Imagine the excitement.............. That sort of countdown elimination didn't work out that well the pre...
by kowen1208
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Australia 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 7034

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Australia 2019

Only tough call for me was picking Vettel over LeClerc. Vettel qualified higher, and it seemed there may have been something wrong with his car.
by kowen1208
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should F1 acknowledge the New Zealand tragedy this weekend?
Replies: 135
Views: 20084

Re: Should F1 acknowledge the New Zealand tragedy this weeke

I hope not but there probably will be. Out of interest, why is that? Because very sadly attacks like this are not that rare globally - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents_in_March_2019 If you memorialise this one you have to memorialise all of them. Otherwise you open your sel...
by kowen1208
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible 4 part qualifying in 2019.
Replies: 70
Views: 20559

Re: Possible 4 part qualifying in 2019.

I actually had this idea when they tried the new qualifying format recently. I think their goal is to have less dead time while the session clock is running. Typically, each car does at least two hot laps each session and spends a significant portion of time in the garage. That's (20x2)+(15x2)+(10x2...
by kowen1208
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 35443

Re: Point for fastest lap

And with that pit stop they could have had a gun failure or some other form if pit stop malady. We heard exactly that reasoning from Mercedes in declining to bring in Bottas even though he had a clear gap to Hamilton. They don't see earning one extra point worth putting the other 25 at risk. Howeve...
by kowen1208
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Few Teams but High Level
Replies: 24
Views: 9723

Re: Few Teams but High Level

F1 is better with 12 or 13 teams, more cars on the starting grid equals more action over the season, so please bring back these extra teams to fill out the grid. I think it could be better with more teams, but only if those teams are competitive, and only if there's a reason to care where the last ...
by kowen1208
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your Views on Refuelling During Races
Replies: 45
Views: 11034

Re: Your Views on Refuelling During Races

I don't really like the idea. Sure it would add some drama, but it's not race drama. I would support lifting fuel capacity and fuel flow regulations, though. I'd also support tires that can (possibly) last the race distance and no mandatory pit stops. Let teams and drivers decide how much fuel they'...
by kowen1208
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?
Replies: 55
Views: 12719

Re: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?

I follow drivers more than I follow teams, but I do currently lean heavily toward Ferrari, and I don't support the current distribution. I have two problems with it: First, the constructor's championship bonus fund seems redundant, as it and the Column 2 payouts both reward performance. However, the...
by kowen1208
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 10178

Re: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019

Such a shock, and such sad timing, while everyone is getting excited for the start of the new season. I can only imagine how off-balance everyone in Formula 1 must be right now.
by kowen1208
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race fans 20 questions
Replies: 82
Views: 14749

Re: Race fans 20 questions

ManicOversteer wrote: 15. What will be the biggest political story of 2019? Charlie Whiting's replacement :(
I'd say "replacements", plural. I doubt they'll be able to find one person to fill his shoes completely before the end of the season.
by kowen1208
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 83780

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

If Qatar is any indication, it's going to be quite the exciting season, with four teams battling hard at the front. However, I think the result will be similar to last year, with MM pulling away from Dovi at the end.
by kowen1208
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race fans 20 questions
Replies: 82
Views: 14749

Re: Race fans 20 questions

1. Helmut Marko says Red Bull-Honda will win five races. How many do you think they will win? I'm a little skeptical of the Honda power being any better than Renault yet. I'll give them four. [/color] 2. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s highest race finish be? Third , maybe second. 3. Who will score the...
by kowen1208
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 233447

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition

Looking forward to this!

1. Vettel
2. Hamilton
3. Verstappen
4. Leclerc
5. Ricciardo
6. Bottas
7. Raikkonen
8. Hulkenburg
9. Gasly
10. Magnussen
by kowen1208
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 35443

Re: Point for fastest lap

This is my first post, but I've been lurking a while, and I'm surprised how many members here seem so resistant to change. I read posts about how F1 is a sport of tradition, how back in the good old days points were only awarded to the top six drivers, and so on. One thing we must recognize first an...