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by trento
Mon May 28, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 413
Views: 38486

Re: The Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Perhaps the two compound tyre rule should not be applied to Monaco. Teams have to only use one compound- the supersofts.

Since no overtaking can take place on the track, the race needs more pitstops to allow overtaking through the stops.
by trento
Sun May 27, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What did Simon Lazenby say about Grace Kelly?
Replies: 158
Views: 20000

Re: What did Simon Lazenby say about Grace Kelly?

MarioUK wrote:He said something like...Monaco is full of dangerous twisty roads, ask Princess Grace she knows all about it.

She was killed a few years ago now driving with her daughter negotiating a tight twisty road...

i thought that was many years ago?
by trento
Sun May 27, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hill gets it wrong/Season is not that unpredictable
Replies: 9
Views: 2243

Re: Hill gets it wrong/Season is not that unpredictable

It's actually very predictable, at least who the winner will be. All pole sitters have won this year, except Alonso in Sepang, which rained. Even Maldonado lost P1 after the first corner, he still took the win. For Monaco, my guess is it won't be the pole sitter if it rains. What's the weather forec...
by trento
Sun May 27, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel gotten worse or Webber gotten better?
Replies: 37
Views: 4448

Re: Vettel gotten worse or Webber gotten better?

The points tally gives the better picture. Vettel is joint top with Alonso.
by trento
Wed May 16, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which Driver and Team will be on Pole in Monaco?
Replies: 70
Views: 8888

Re: Which Driver and Team will be on Pole in Monaco?

Lewis. He's the fastest alongside Alonso, who doesn't have the fastest car.

Of course, barring any Mclaren hiccups.
by trento
Wed May 16, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ferrari Crash in Singapore
Replies: 7
Views: 1806

Ferrari Crash in Singapore

just wondering if a modern day F1 car can take this sort of punishment.

here's the link to the video (warning:graphic)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhKaedPTtTg&feature=related

fyi, the 599 driver, cab driver and passenger did not survive the crash.
by trento
Sat May 12, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fire Massa Now or Later?
Replies: 81
Views: 12888

Re: Fire Massa Now or Later?

i can only think of Sutil at the moment. even then, without testing,he may struggle.

so while i think Massa should be fired now, there's just no one unless some of trade with Perez can take place.
by trento
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pathetic defending from Rosberg
Replies: 359
Views: 59349

Re: Pathetic defending from Rosberg

Rosberg is probably taking lessons on weaving from Schumi. He's learning well judging from today's race. but then again, if he wants to emulate the 7 time wdc, he needs some of these tactics.
by trento
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi - lacking killer instinct?
Replies: 67
Views: 12679

Re: Kimi - lacking killer instinct?

i thought kimi could have stretch a bit on his tyres and pit later than Seb for the final stop as he was on the harder tyres. He seemed to lose quite a bit of time in the early part of his last stint on the softs. maybe another strategy error? but take nothing from Kimi. After a few races and he's a...
by trento
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Winning the WDC without winning a single race, possible?
Replies: 30
Views: 5466

Re: Winning the WDC without winning a single race, possible?

what's more likely is that a driver wins the WDC even without winning the most races. however, i think no one would mind winning the WDC, even without winning a single race. The points system is still flawed. The winner should get double that of the runner up in terms of points. This means 36 points...
by trento
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie considering "Grand Slam" races with more points
Replies: 78
Views: 12924

Re: Bernie considering "Grand Slam" races with more points

bernie would do well to simply remove DRS. it's artificial and some drivers don't even bother to defend against it. The pirelli tyres are good enough for the entertainment.
by trento
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Does Alonso have a say?
Replies: 31
Views: 6433

Re: Does Alonso have a say?

IMO Alonso holds little power. I'm not sure about Santander though.
by trento
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can a 43 year old man be in good enough shape to race in F1?
Replies: 18
Views: 5061

Re: Can a 43 year old man be in good enough shape to race in

Age is not a factor. Results are! Only thing is why want to risk your life racing when you've got everything, nice family, kids etc? That's the only reason I feel Schumi should stop. Motorsport is not foolproof no matter how much safety standards have improved.
by trento
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus Drivers in Person
Replies: 187
Views: 33342

Re: Lotus Drivers in Person

I think it's important to understand that PR is part of an F1 driver's job, whether he likes it or not. I do agree that Kimi could do a little better in this aspect. Very few are in as fortunate a position as him and sometimes, all these superstars can do is give a little more info, more time, unles...
by trento
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis gets along too well with Button
Replies: 87
Views: 21669

Re: Lewis gets along too well with Button

He maybe gets along with Jenson pretty well so far... But when the title is on the line...that wont be the case.. Indeed, I think it may get a bit ugly this season. If Mclaren end up remaining the class of the field, with Jenson and Lewis trading blows, well, it will get ugly, and quickly BRING IT ...
by trento
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis gets along too well with Button
Replies: 87
Views: 21669

Re: Lewis gets along too well with Button

AravJ wrote:I actually like to way they get along. Its good for team spirit.


i can't recall when was the last time two top drivers got along, with one winning the WDC of course. Schumi and Rubens? If you consider Rubens regular 2nd places that made him the 2nd best driver on the grid.
by trento
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2740435

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Engineer Sergio Rinland who worked with Räikkönen in Sauber saw something familiar in Kimi. - I looked him in the eyes and thought: "I've seen that look before". I know where I saw that look before and got goose bumps when remembering it. It was Senna. I love this quote. I like Senna as w...
by trento
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa- career almost done?
Replies: 412
Views: 66097

Re: Massa- career almost done?

It's sad to see Massa in this state, I think it's a combination of the physical effects of his accident and I think he has been destroyed psychologically ever since Hockenheim 2010, which was the first flash I saw of the old Massa. First thing is first, I actually think Ferrari should replace him m...
by trento
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2740435

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Article published today: "The Two Kimi Raikkonens" - m A few questionable bits but might be worth a look. Post #34 underneath pretty much nails things. I saw the other side of Kimi in one of the Finnish TV shows, like Top Gear, where he drove around a track, kinda like a fun thing and he ...
by trento
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis gets along too well with Button
Replies: 87
Views: 21669

Re: Lewis gets along too well with Button

I think Lewis's "grounded teenager" face on the podium was probably more about Vettel being ahead of him rather than Jenson winning. He knows it should really have been a McLaren 1-2. ......agree-vettel getting in 2nd place is what irced lewis I doubt that was what upset him cos it was a ...
by trento
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis gets along too well with Button
Replies: 87
Views: 21669

Re: Lewis gets along too well with Button

Good guy, bad guy, hate? This is not professional wrestling where we need to have a face and heel, this is the real world where we have talented men in an ultra-competitive and professional environment. Did you see how warm and cordial Button and Vettel were to each other post-race? Yet both of tho...
by trento
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis gets along too well with Button
Replies: 87
Views: 21669

Re: Lewis gets along too well with Button

He maybe gets along with Jenson pretty well so far... But when the title is on the line...that wont be the case.. that won't be the case but he'll need to behave himself on the track unlike with Alonso. it's not an easy situation for Lewis to be in. I'm thinking Lewis must be wishing Alonso as his ...
by trento
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis gets along too well with Button
Replies: 87
Views: 21669

Re: Lewis gets along too well with Button

imo, that's the problem. He doesn't hate JB enough. JB thus has the mental edge over Lewis as he's the more PR guy in Mclaren. My view is based on the way he races Button. It seems a little gentle, compared to how he raced Alonso back then. But I feel in terms of raw speed, Lewis is still better . ...
by trento
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa- career almost done?
Replies: 412
Views: 66097

Re: Massa- career almost done?

It's going to be a long season for Massa and Ferrari. I was half expecting him to be replaced this year to be honest. I understand that Ferrari don't want someone in the other season who might unsettle Alonso, but surely theres someone who could be close enough to bag the points whilst not quite th...
by trento
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kobayashi deserves a chance at the front
Replies: 38
Views: 10824

Re: Kobayashi deserves a chance at the front

Ferrari should take Koba over Massa and i think Koba is a cheaper deal too.
by trento
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis gets along too well with Button
Replies: 87
Views: 21669

Lewis gets along too well with Button

imo, that's the problem. He doesn't hate JB enough. JB thus has the mental edge over Lewis as he's the more PR guy in Mclaren. My view is based on the way he races Button. It seems a little gentle, compared to how he raced Alonso back then. But I feel in terms of raw speed, Lewis is still better.
by trento
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa- career almost done?
Replies: 412
Views: 66097

Re: Massa- career almost done?

I wish. Why they haven't gotten rid of him long ago is a mystery to me, he's an embarrassment to Ferrari. No wait, to F1. Ok maybe I'm being a bit harsh but it does make you wonder what exactly is keeping him in one of the most coveted seats in the sport. Ferrari is an embarrassment to Ferrari, the...
by trento
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa- career almost done?
Replies: 412
Views: 66097

Re: Massa- career almost done?

it should have been over 2 seasons ago but Ferrari stupidly let Kimi go. And if Kimi does well this year, it just shows the Italians need a new leader and it should not be Luca.
by trento
Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams are back
Replies: 66
Views: 15203

Re: Williams are back

i suppose if the car is fast, there's no reason to take a pay driver. Williams perhaps thought their car was still a backend car and decided to go for Senna's money when Sutil was the obvious choice. Anyway, i foresee Sutil in the Merc if Schumi quits next year.
by trento
Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pastor Maldonado - a liability?
Replies: 77
Views: 16555

Re: Pastor Maldonado - a liability?

i think Koba cost Rosberg some places too at the end?
by trento
Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Button for WDC!!
Replies: 90
Views: 19822

Re: Button for WDC!!

Yes, he provides a different sort of challenge for Lewis compared to Alonso. But maybe that explains why Lewis is losing it. Button is the nice guy, loved by the media, very diplomatic and carries himself very well. I just find that Lewis isn't racing Button as hard as he did Alonso. Well, Lewis sor...
by trento
Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams are back
Replies: 66
Views: 15203

Re: Williams are back

Considering where Williams has been in the last few seasons, a 6th place would be a great bonus. I suppose some blame lie with the team for not telling Maldo to ease off and secure the points. It's definitely the more sensible thing to do. At least, they can take heart the car is quick.
by trento
Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2740435

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

it's only the first race but testing times show that both drivers are quite equal. I wonder if Kimi's engineer didn't get it right as he didn't do as many laps as Romain. But one race doesn't mean anything. It'll take at least half a season to judge Kimi. After two years away, he's bound to be a lit...