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by Harpo
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?
Replies: 373
Views: 38023

Re: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?

A hypothetical question for the people who believe in results first and foremost when considering the all-time greats: If Prost had won all those near-miss WDCs - 1983, 1984, 1988, 1990 - and was the sole 8-time WDC, with Senna only a 1-time WDC from 1991, would that mean he would have to be ranked...
by Harpo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good was Stirling Moss?
Replies: 77
Views: 14659

Re: How good was Stirling Moss?

I am always skeptical reading about "legendary" drivers with unfulfilled potential (Gilles Villeneuve being a case in point) - even more so when it's "one of our own". The British press is ridiculously biased (I suppose as all the other ones - the difference being I can read English, and most of th...
by Harpo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good was Stirling Moss?
Replies: 77
Views: 14659

Re: How good was Stirling Moss?

"suggesting that he is not an all time great seems almost blasphemous" Your said it : Your thread is blasphemous... For the record, Stirling Moss is in my top 10. However just saying because it is so, or because it's ludicrous to suggest otherwise is not a justification. If it is that clear cut, if...
by Harpo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good was Stirling Moss?
Replies: 77
Views: 14659

Re: How good was Stirling Moss?

"suggesting that he is not an all time great seems almost blasphemous"

Your said it : Your thread is blasphemous...
by Harpo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time great?
Replies: 706
Views: 93052

Re: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time grea

Being born earlier... A somewhat facetious but decidedly true statement. An interesting game to play for those who don't think Hamilton is up there with the best of all time is to ask them to name a driver who they would personally say should be ranked above him. From there, let's analyze both driv...
by Harpo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 54988

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

On the human side of things Red Bull is by far the worst team. Red Bull gives you winds...

Now I expect to see Albon, who is not producing miracles compared to Kvyat, doing worse than Gasly at Red Bull, and Gasly doing better than Albon at Toro Rosso. It wouldn't be a surprise.
by Harpo
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The first decade where Ferrari wins no WDC or WDC!
Replies: 40
Views: 8654

Re: The first decade where Ferrari wins no WDC or WDC!

[quote="Siao7"][quote="JN23"][quote="Siao7"][quote="mikeyg123"][quote="Siao7"][quote="mikeyg123"] Has anyone since ordered their number 2 driver to give up a win so early in the season?[/quote] Not to my recollection, but if you read the sentence I am talking about recent years, not 20 seasons ago.[...
by Harpo
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 177581

Re: Silly Season 2020!

Haas (at the moment) are saying Grosjean won't be ousted from the team & replaced at Germany. https://www.gptoday.net/en/news/f1/249381/haas-no-plans-to-replace-grosjean-for-germany Haas are bravehearts I must say! That surely means we can start another rumour : It's Magnussen they intend to throw ...
by Harpo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where would you like to see Vettel in 2020?
Replies: 49
Views: 8856

Re: Where would you like to see Vettel in 2020?

In Heppenheim, along the Bergstrasse, making wine. No red wine, of course, he would make a mess of it, but one of those very good whites they make around Heppenheim.
by Harpo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55758

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Max is the new Schumacher- win at all costs I see similarities but he's not quite as bad as Schumacher, at least his teammates are given fair chance. oh, I dont know about that, I think Schumacher would have been extremely happy with Gasly as a team mate - no team orders would be necessary!! ;) Rem...
by Harpo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55758

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

A skilled and very fast driver, a dirty racer... That doesn't make a great racing driver in my own book (which is no news to the long-time forumers...). We'll never know what would have been the stewards decision if the last "incident" had been located elsewhere than at the Red Bull Ring, and/or if ...
by Harpo
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55758

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

mcdo wrote:
KingVoid wrote:There is an entire generation of F1 fans brainwashed to think that every little incident needs to be penalized.
:thumbup:
There seems to be a popular school of thinking which says that the rules can be ignored when they are broken but improve the show...
Very trendy victims of brainwashing, too ?
by Harpo
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55758

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

May be the once great Zeltweg track being now a Red Bull Ring is enough to explain the decision.

I'm glad I stopped taking seriously and watching Formula Dud races years ago... Just "following" now. And from an ever longer distance.
by Harpo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 French Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 20622

Re: 2019 French Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

New front wing of Racing Point. The upgraded one is at the bottom. https://scontent.fbom16-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64607015_2507967919267266_3034801853876404224_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_oc=AQnB6-9eNzlhCbJQ1AKrXrmGqQ6Cwn-aqgIEX5WMRTdudg3kB4VSR_AFKcotV8mT0Z4&_nc_ht=scontent.fbom16-1.fna&oh=20214d2df031...
by Harpo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 29486

Re: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread

Of course he has, his country is surrounded by France, and Le Castellet is closest to Monaco. But he isn't French, as is shown by the Monegasque flag on his racing overalls. It's mainly our fiscal paradise... Two thirds of the French colours on the flag, the other third is put away in a anonymous s...
by Harpo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC
Replies: 123
Views: 25476

Re: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC

KingVoid wrote:Remember when people were prematurely celebrating the end of Vettel's career after Bahrain?

He's outqualified Leclerc 6-1 this season.
Except for Canada, Vettel can thank Ferrari tremendous strategies for outqualifying Leclerc (and beating him on race day...).
by Harpo
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 27788

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

Before being faster or stronger or this or that, Ferrari winning supposes they display a perfect week-end, from today to sunday afternoon, qualification and race strategies included... What we've seen during the last 18 months doesn't leave too much space for optimism.
by Harpo
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as an F1
Replies: 23
Views: 7646

Re: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as a

You are welcome. I didn't see a top 10 driver list without Andretti name in it, at least prior to 2000's. Also, we in Europe were not so aware of his rich heritage of success in USA prior to F1 . You know, those were the times with no internet and cable TV. Anyway, Mario is firmly on a list of lege...
by Harpo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as an F1
Replies: 23
Views: 7646

Re: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as a

Anyway he is "literally" one of the best among the very best (sharing the top of my own list of best, at least), and certainly the most complete driver, in an era of great complete racing drivers. He simply loved driving and racing. Top class 76/78... That's short ! Well, he was top class already i...
by Harpo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as an F1
Replies: 23
Views: 7646

Re: Watched the Mario Andretti TV show,how is he viewed as a

Anyway he is "literally" one of the best among the very best (sharing the top of my own list of best, at least), and certainly the most complete driver, in an era of great complete racing drivers. He simply loved driving and racing. Top class 76/78... That's short ! Well, he was top class already in...
by Harpo
Thu May 30, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 177581

Re: Silly Season 2020!

As to why Rbr would want Hulk; well they realize Merc and Ferrari have stronger lineups. They need one too if they want to realistically win the constructors championship. Hulk is probably the best choice because as mentioned he won’t ruffle any feathers and he will not be way off Max’s pace on a c...
by Harpo
Thu May 30, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 177581

Re: Silly Season 2020!

All the recent posts makes me feel like you all like too much discussing and are ready to swallow any bait as long as it allows endless arguments... Who would like to join RBR to be Verstappen stableman ? RBR has always been a one driver team. Hulkenberg would get a podium at last ? Good, what a li...
by Harpo
Thu May 30, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 177581

Re: Silly Season 2020!

All the recent posts make me feel like you all like too much discussing and are ready to swallow any bait as long as it allows endless arguments... Who would like to join RBR to be Verstappen stableman ? RBR has always been a one driver team. Hulkenberg would get a podium at last ? Good, what a life...
by Harpo
Wed May 29, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Improving Monaco? Just get rid of the seafront chicane!
Replies: 68
Views: 12247

Re: Improving Monaco? Just get rid of the seafront chicane!

Reduce drastically the size of the cars, and at the same time width of the front wings (that shoud never have been flush with the tyre wall), would improve the racing, and not only at Monaco.
by Harpo
Mon May 27, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23891

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Not sure if i agree there. The team let him out at the wrong time, but he didn't hit instantly. he had time to realise how close he was to Bottas but hit him anyway despite Bottas moving over as far away as he could, then caused Bottas to rub the wall. The 5 second penalty, 2 penalty points and tha...
by Harpo
Mon May 27, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict Monaco Finishing Order (Beta Test of new poll type)
Replies: 18
Views: 6713

Re: Predict Monaco Finishing Order (Beta Test of new poll ty

Ha - although given the nature of Monaco it's possibly the least predictable race for this sort of thing, the further down the order the more chaotic it gets. I also wonder if some people were voting for what they wanted to happen (by voting Hamilton to finish really low down, as his average when f...
by Harpo
Sun May 26, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict Monaco Finishing Order (Beta Test of new poll type)
Replies: 18
Views: 6713

Re: Predict Monaco Finishing Order (Beta Test of new poll ty

What about the Mercedes duo not finishing the race, as well as Vettel ?
by Harpo
Sat May 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 32569

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Leclerc had plenty of time. Yeah, Leclerc was ready to go before Vettel pitted for the last time and Seb still got in his last lap. Yeah, Ferrari just panic-focused on Vettel and literally forgot about Leclerc. Very telling about the mind-set of their leaders. You do realise they have different set...
by Harpo
Fri May 24, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86042

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

If there's a racing series that was set to be road relevant, it's endurance racing. It's the only one that saw technologies transfered to road cars (and vice-versa...), and even to F1 racing. The road relevance of today's F1 is just hypocrisy to justify the ownership of teams and/or nutty investment...
by Harpo
Wed May 22, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Immortal Teams
Replies: 88
Views: 12554

Re: F1 Immortal Teams

Besides, Chapman's Lotus or Brabham's Brabham are immortal teams, if you ask me, and never needed to dominate this way to be immortal. Not sure this kind of domination garantees immortality. I should point out that 'immortal' in this sense is a poetic way of describing their hyper-domination - so d...
by Harpo
Tue May 21, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Immortal Teams
Replies: 88
Views: 12554

Re: F1 Immortal Teams

What's interesting is that in the last 31 years we have had only 6 years of none domination, so what we see presently is more normal than not, yet F1 is apparently now broken? I suppose you're not old enough to remember when tables turned numerous times a year... It just started breaking a long tim...
by Harpo
Tue May 21, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Immortal Teams
Replies: 88
Views: 12554

Re: F1 Immortal Teams

What's interesting is that in the last 31 years we have had only 6 years of none domination, so what we see presently is more normal than not, yet F1 is apparently now broken? I suppose you're not old enough to remember when tables turned numerous times a year... It just started breaking a long tim...
by Harpo
Tue May 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RIP F1 Triple World Champion Niki Lauda Dies Aged 70
Replies: 50
Views: 12320

Re: RIP F1 Triple World Champion Niki Lauda Dies Aged 70

Just to add my favourite Lauda quip from back when he was a driver, as copied from F1.com: Later, he was asked questions by a journalist he thought he recognised. “I know you, don’t I?” he asked. “I don’t think so,” the journalist replied. But Lauda the computer read his memory bank, and recalled h...
by Harpo
Tue May 21, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RIP F1 Triple World Champion Niki Lauda Dies Aged 70
Replies: 50
Views: 12320

Re: RIP F1 Triple World Champion Niki Lauda Dies Aged 70

Rarely mentionned among the greatest, but in my opinion a greater classy man than most of the drivers topping the polls. A true hero, and for once the title is really well deserved.
I liked everything Lauda was, including his dry sense of humour.

I'll soon start to feel old...
by Harpo
Fri May 17, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86042

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Put few things like this on the other side of the white lines...

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by Harpo
Fri May 17, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86042

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The main problem with your F1 utopia will always be Ferrari. The main problem with F1 (and sadly, just the main, not the only one), is the cars. Too big, fitted with useless and futureless PU, wrongly sophisticated, and remote controlled (through the remote controlled drivers, nowadays). As someone...
by Harpo
Thu May 16, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86042

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The main problem with your F1 utopia will always be Ferrari. The main problem with F1 (and sadly, just the main, not the only one), is the cars. Too big, fitted with useless and futureless PU, wrongly sophisticated, and remote controlled (through the remote controlled drivers, nowadays). As someone...
by Harpo
Wed May 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86042

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Ten years (and more) ago , I was hoping for a breakaway series, which never came. They gave more money and power to the already over-fed big teams, and the case was closed. May be the breakaway should be discussed between the hopeless midfield teams, not the "historical" fat owners. What do they ha...
by Harpo
Wed May 15, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86042

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The big issue here is what's stopping the privateer / non factory teams from competing for wins. It's not bad luck, lack of resources or inferior personnel or plant. The problem is actually structural. Thanks to these disgraceful engines & accompanying regulations that surround them, the discrimina...