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by aryaputhra
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2013 winter testing thread
Replies: 1572
Views: 173185

Re: Official 2013 winter testing thread

Some "non-reliable" reports from the track saying that the Force India looks like its a handful, Ferrari and McLaren handling well but the Red Bull looks planted to the road. Yeah, many of them look like a handfull (surprise, surprise it's testing). The other one is Williams. Torro Rosso ...
by aryaputhra
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Caterham, Marussia and Force India drivers
Replies: 72
Views: 9846

Re: Caterham, Marussia and Force India drivers

Would love to see Petrov in a Marussia (makes more sense with the Russian connection).

Post-Edit: Oh dang. Was a good thought though. ;)

Laura23 wrote:Razia has just been confirmed.

https://twitter.com/marussia_f1team/sta ... 6690452480
by aryaputhra
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2013 winter testing thread
Replies: 1572
Views: 173185

Re: Official 2013 winter testing thread

Great shot of the Mercedes/Rosberg fire causing the red flag..

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by aryaputhra
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bianchi set to secure Force India seat
Replies: 37
Views: 7360

Re: Bianchi set to secure Force India seat

Is this true? JA.F1 says Bianchi, diResta and Rossiter will all test in Jerez...which means Bianchi is the No. 2 driver? m m POST EDIT: Yep: Force India's Driving Schedule clearly states it. Day 1 = Paul Day 2 = Paul / James late in the afternoon Day 3 = James in the morning / Paul in the afternoon ...
by aryaputhra
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How slow is Karthikeyan?
Replies: 59
Views: 10015

Re: How slow is Karthikeyan?

talk about diverting the original content of the thread...
by aryaputhra
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you want in the second Marussia?
Replies: 59
Views: 6690

Re: Who do you want in the second Marussia?

Narain Karthikeyan. Brings expertise. Speed. And Tata sponsorship.
by aryaputhra
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which drivers would beat Vettel as a teammate in Redbull.
Replies: 252
Views: 23449

Re: Which drivers would beat Vettel as a teammate in Redbull

Which drivers? In no certain order: 1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Nico Hulkenberg 3. Jules Bianchi (there's a gut-feeling about this guy). Lewis is of course a real possibility, but what on earth makes you believe two drivers that have won nothing in F1 (the latter one hasn't even participated in a single r...
by aryaputhra
Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 debut races
Replies: 63
Views: 8079

Re: Best F1 debut races

Juan Pablo Montoya was impressive in his debut race.
by aryaputhra
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gascoyne: Kovalainen should have shown more respect
Replies: 60
Views: 8378

Re: Gascoyne: Kovalainen should have shown more respect

It's ridiculous the cavalier attitude with which Caterham holds for their drivers… === Senna is also rumored to take Caterham seat? Also waiting on the final pieces of the 2013 grid to take shape is Bruno Senna, who has been linked with the other remaining race seat, at Caterham Link Caterham also h...
by aryaputhra
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which drivers would beat Vettel as a teammate in Redbull.
Replies: 252
Views: 23449

Re: Which drivers would beat Vettel as a teammate in Redbull

Which drivers? In no certain order:

1. Lewis Hamilton
2. Nico Hulkenberg
3. Jules Bianchi (there's a gut-feeling about this guy).
by aryaputhra
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers Without a Drive
Replies: 15
Views: 2767

Re: Drivers Without a Drive

It's ridiculous the cavalier attitude Caterham holds for their drivers..
by aryaputhra
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How slow is Karthikeyan?
Replies: 59
Views: 10015

Re: How slow is Karthikeyan?

Though he appears to struggle at times, I've little doubt in my mind he'd have been able to challenge the likes of Senna if he was born 20 years earlier. The man is one of the quickest things on four wheels. He's cool, calm and collected, hiding his fierce determination and mind-blowing ability beh...
by aryaputhra
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Goodbye 90's drivers! Time to reminisce...
Replies: 23
Views: 4011

Re: Goodbye 90's drivers! Time to reminisce...

Few moments that I reminisce (please don't ask me the years, I reminisce as I type): Prost vs. Senna battles in the early nineties. Damon Hill's drive in that underperforming albeit beautiful-to-look-at Arrows (Hungaroring?) where he was leading but alas, in the very last lap his tire blew up and ga...
by aryaputhra
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bianchi set to secure Force India seat
Replies: 37
Views: 7360

Re: Bianchi set to secure Force India seat

Perhaps Ferrari may have stabler engines than Merc for the 2014 regulation changes? Or perhaps Force-India's Mercedes engine deal expires by end-2013 which probably means a hike in securing these engines for 2014? No idea - but nevertheless should be interesting to see Bianchi. He might want to impr...
by aryaputhra
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why didn't any top teams picked up Heinz Harald Frentzen?
Replies: 37
Views: 6046

Re: Why didn't any top teams picked up Heinz Harald Frentzen

BlackSG5 wrote:for one thing i don't think him and schumi were in good terms personally. both germans but not got on well. stems from pre-F1 as far as i know.


You should ask HH Frentzen's girlfriend.
by aryaputhra
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bianchi set to secure Force India seat
Replies: 37
Views: 7360

Bianchi set to secure Force India seat

m m Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper said the new favourite is 2012 Force India reserve Bianchi, a 23-year-old rookie who is backed by Ferrari and managed by Felipe Massa’s manager, Nicolas Todt, the son of FIA president Jean. “The announcement is expected before Christmas,” said correspondent Heik...
by aryaputhra
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long have you been watching F1?
Replies: 140
Views: 14638

Re: How long have you been watching F1?

Early nineties - Murray Walker's excited commentary drew me to the sport. But gradually lost interest when Schumacher kept winning race after race. I don't get much time to watch F1 now, but I have a keen interest on the lower to middle order teams just to see how they fare.
by aryaputhra
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So much for Force India being in crisis
Replies: 13
Views: 2971

Re: So much for Force India being in crisis

Would be interesting to see how much of that money translates FI to a good performing car with podium finishes 8)
by aryaputhra
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Di Resta going downhill?
Replies: 89
Views: 12375

Re: Di Resta going downhill?

Zekenwolf wrote:
aryaputhra wrote:Di Resta's personality is written in the stars.


Could be. He looked like he was seeing stars for most of the second half of the season.


I checked. He didn't have that many retirements, the last race of course was a biggie.
by aryaputhra
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: replacing raikkonen with fernando worth it?
Replies: 380
Views: 46019

Re: replacing raikkonen with fernando worth it?

Stereotyping a lot here, but I think that it was a huge culture clash, Raikkonen was/is too quiet and reserved for the team. They need a more flamboyant person who makes a lot of fuss. Looking back to the Bahrain winners room, the unfit and overweight Raikkonen was happily joking and talking with V...
by aryaputhra
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Button: I won’t be Perez’s ‘older brother’
Replies: 27
Views: 7421

Re: Button: I won’t be Perez’s ‘older brother’

Formula1Fan. wrote:Button will try to be his Daddy, but Perez will son him.


Sounds like the start of a joke: "So an Englishman and a Mexican went to this pub right..."
by aryaputhra
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team will improve the most in 2013?
Replies: 44
Views: 6403

Re: Which team will improve the most in 2013?

⋅  RedBull – I would expect no change as the top team, mainly because of Adrian Newey & Vettel/Webber. ⋅  Lotus – a newfound faith after the latter half of 2012 season (thanks to Raikkonnen) should give them new hopes. And with a more consistent teammate this team can make a...
by aryaputhra
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: sergio perez the dark horse of 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4620

Re: sergio perez the dark horse of 2013

It's rare for a driver to jump into a front-running car and be fighting for the title straight away - especially when they've got as little success and experience as Sergio. Before looking at titles, he's got to focus on beating Button. Jenson's no slouch and held his own against Lewis. All this ta...
by aryaputhra
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dietrich Mateschitz warns Toro Rosso.
Replies: 31
Views: 5393

Re: Dietrich Mateschitz warns Toro Rosso.

I don't get why Red Bull needs a sister team... just doesn't make any sense.
by aryaputhra
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Di Resta going downhill?
Replies: 89
Views: 12375

Re: Di Resta going downhill?

Covalent wrote:Not sure if serious...


Don't pooh-pooh astrology buddy. :smug:
by aryaputhra
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sutil to return?
Replies: 86
Views: 10229

Re: Sutil to return?

Hulk had an enforced sabbatical and it's not done him any harm! True, it hasn't done Hulk any harm. But he's also fairly bit younger to Sutil and probably had the ambition/drive to get noticed in the 2012 season. Whereas Sutil will be at a veteran age (30 next year) in F1 terms to do anything remar...
by aryaputhra
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa worried about 2014 seat
Replies: 46
Views: 8883

Re: Massa worried about 2014 seat

I think Ferrari has team orders for yonk years, at least since Schumi's days or perhaps even before? Gerhard Berger/Alesi days.. So why would anybody expect Massa to outperform Alonso? I agree he probably needs to be closer to Alonso in the overall point standings though. Which is an indication of h...
by aryaputhra
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sutil to return?
Replies: 86
Views: 10229

Re: Sutil to return?

In most likelihood, Force India will bring back Sutil, thanks to Mallya's preference for him. But expectations of Sutil in such a comeback session are just average. He's probably lost his pizzazz after a year outside the limelight. What would be more promising is if Force India could get an even you...
by aryaputhra
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Di Resta going downhill?
Replies: 89
Views: 12375

Re: Di Resta going downhill?

Di Resta's personality is written in the stars. He is a fearless tiger (Chinese astrological sign is "Tiger". Combine that with the fact that he's an Aries, which is a no-nonsense 'fire' zodiac sign. Don't expect him to be great in 'marketing' skills expected in today's politically correct...