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by Harpo
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is this the end for some F1 teams?
Replies: 37
Views: 11789

Re: Is this the end for some F1 teams?

May be it will not be the end for some (my take is rather "a lot" that "some"), but certainly it's the end of F1 as it grew during the last (insert your number - mine is around 20) years. From motor sport to over inflated greedy show business... From the coronavirus thread : "if F1 wants to survive ...
by Harpo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 74158

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

When i lived in the UK, everyone would laugh at all the stories coming out of America, how stupid Americans are for all the stupid stuff you hear going on in there. Since moving out of the UK and now reading about it from an international perspective on international news sites (and my web browser ...
by Harpo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 74158

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

I have been working at home since a very long time and what I can tell is that the lock-down didn't change too many things for me, as I was trained for years. Except for the silence thickening day by day in the area and not leaving home as often as I did, if not at all. Difference is I worked a lot ...
by Harpo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 74158

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Mclaren furlough staff but haven't said how many Quite unbelievable an F1 team whose majority shareholder is the Bahrain government's wealth fund are eligible. Surely Williams next Except may be Ferrari, Mercedes, and Red Bull, no racing team (and it's even more obvious in other series) can survive...
by Harpo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best overtaker
Replies: 40
Views: 10519

Re: Best overtaker

When sex was no more safe, and racing still dangerous (and videos average)... Piquet on Senna in 1986

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMKPJlV-srE

And once again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u8zzgw4d8c
by Harpo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which F1 team principal are you?
Replies: 34
Views: 7045

Re: Which F1 team principal are you?

Am I really a Toto? 8O I expected a Stefano. Supposing that's one of the possibilities, obviously. Another sort of team principal ? Toto Riina ? Stefano Bontade ? Without looking them up, I suppose these are from before my time... :? They were not before your time (that is mine, too). They just bel...
by Harpo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 74158

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Helmut Marko the owner of the F1 Red Bull team has suggested that his teams drivers should get infected now while F1 racing is suspended! He assumes that because they are young and fit they will only get a mild version of the disease! I sincelely hope that these drivers don't follow his suggestion ...
by Harpo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 74158

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Helmut Marko the owner of the F1 Red Bull team has suggested that his teams drivers should get infected now while F1 racing is suspended! He assumes that because they are young and fit they will only get a mild version of the disease! I sincelely hope that these drivers don't follow his suggestion ...
by Harpo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which F1 team principal are you?
Replies: 34
Views: 7045

Re: Which F1 team principal are you?

Fiki wrote:Am I really a Toto? 8O I expected a Stefano. Supposing that's one of the possibilities, obviously.
Another sort of team principal ? Toto Riina ? Stefano Bontade ?
by Harpo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which F1 team principal are you?
Replies: 34
Views: 7045

Re: Which F1 team principal are you?

Hurray ! Didn't see it coming ! I'm Enzo Ferrari... With my brain of four, go figure ! That's certainly the aristocratic anarchist in me who prevented me from being Ron Dennis, a fate that some couldn't avoid (now I wait for Siao to post only in Ronspeak®). I will try, certainly from my perspective...
by Harpo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which F1 team principal are you?
Replies: 34
Views: 7045

Re: Which F1 team principal are you?

Hurray ! Didn't see it coming ! I'm Enzo Ferrari... With my brain of four, go figure ! That's certainly the aristocratic anarchist in me who prevented me from being Ron Dennis, a fate that some couldn't avoid (now I wait for Siao to post only in Ronspeak®).
by Harpo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 74158

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

It's very very very important to remember that the "infected" number is not "how many people are infected in the country" but "how many people have tested positive for the virus" In most countries it's believed the actual infected number is around 10 to 100 times what the confirmed cases is. Most c...
by Harpo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 74158

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Did it originate in the US? I know it was first reported there but isn't there a lack of consensus as to it's place of origin? As far as I know (which is not that far), the Spanish Flu came from the USA to Europe with the US army. It's called Spanish because Spain being not involved in the world wa...
by Harpo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 5
Views: 7927

Re: Countdown to 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix

https://www.racefans.net/2020/03/13/official-f1-calls-off-bahrain-grand-prix-and-vietnams-first-race/#comment-4429731 I expect to be hearing one race after another after another is getting cancelled for quite a while now. These countdown threads maybe won't be worth using as the start is totally un...
by Harpo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 74158

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Did it originate in the US? I know it was first reported there but isn't there a lack of consensus as to it's place of origin? As far as I know (which is not that far), the Spanish Flu came from the USA to Europe with the US army. It's called Spanish because Spain being not involved in the world wa...
by Harpo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 74158

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

According to the CDC, in the US alone at least 15 million flu illnesses have been reported so far during the current 2019 – 20 season, resulting in 140,000 hospitalizations and 8,200 deaths in the US. Why is Italy closed up over 29 deaths? (the most recent number I can locate) I don't know when you...
by Harpo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 74158

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

The solution is not televised GP taking place behind closed doors, because the problem now* is not the crowd attending the event but thousands of people from teams and organization travelling world wide. The whole 2020 season will be called off. * And since the beginning, if you ask me - it took ine...
by Harpo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

Let's suppose Australia will not be cancelled...

A lovely one.
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by Harpo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drive To Survive season 2
Replies: 41
Views: 19420

Re: Drive To Survive season 2

Next season will be called "survive to drive"...
by Harpo
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

For day 4... And few previous ones that I missed.
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And a French classic, the "Citroën Rosalie". Not quite a racing car...
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by Harpo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

2 from the USA, late '60s...

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by Harpo
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

I want this car! https://i.pinimg.com/originals/9a/17/10/9a1710d15cb3e581acde3d12e8a914bc.jpg source https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/574279389970123284/ Anyone with taste would want one... So n° 7 (I think 2fast wasn't fast enough, and posted a 9 when he should have posted an 8 - or am I wrong ?). htt...
by Harpo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: First lap of Zandvoort
Replies: 32
Views: 12222

Re: First lap of Zandvoort

I like and always liked Zandvoort... But I don't see any of today's oversized trucks overtaking on this track (and certainly not with just 2 wheels on the blacktop, as it seems to be allowed nowadays). I never understood why the successive changes in regulations made cars wider and longer (but there...
by Harpo
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

jimmyj wrote: And a lovely McLaren, with James driving
I get one too...

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by Harpo
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MOTO GP cancelled in Qatar.
Replies: 28
Views: 10835

Re: MOTO GP cancelled in Qatar.

I may be wrong but I think the Italian Moto GP teams were already in Qatar when the race was cancelled. And I don't think the Japanese ones are based in Japan. That said, nobody wants to be accused of doing less than the Chinese authorities, so here we go for a safety precautions competition. Which ...
by Harpo
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

Monaco 1967 featuring Jackie Stewart... And Bandini on the poster of the race that killed him. https://i.pinimg.com/564x/5a/f9/37/5af9372b362c48f0d674723eb9191dc4.jpg Back to the great '30s design. https://i.pinimg.com/564x/34/01/7b/34017b21acf5496774b90fd6f7a3f887.jpg Both from https://i.pinimg.com...
by Harpo
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 79655

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

I don't like this one bit. Take 2 different sports, Football, Manchester City, Investigated for financial irregularities (Appeal in progress) 2 year Ban . Rugby Union, breach of salary cap Automatic relegation . Formula 1, Manipulation of the fuel regulations, (we think). No action in a secret agre...
by Harpo
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

jimmyj wrote:
Almost looks like a recruitment poster
El Caudillo needs you !
by Harpo
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

Another one... Not the most beautiful one, but showing a n° 13

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by Harpo
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 79655

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

I don't like this one bit. Take 2 different sports, Football, Manchester City, Investigated for financial irregularities (Appeal in progress) 2 year Ban . Rugby Union, breach of salary cap Automatic relegation . Formula 1, Manipulation of the fuel regulations, (we think). No action in a secret agre...
by Harpo
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

Very '60s design. And no smoking cars. https://i.pinimg.com/564x/c9/db/3e/c9db3e5d1370c9a8487c9e8bd8e264a9.jpg Very '60s too. The liveries were not yet smoking, but the posters already did. https://i.pinimg.com/564x/91/c2/7f/91c27f6bc8b60f745c89c84a7db63df3.jpg Early '70s. The cars smoke (except Enz...
by Harpo
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

200 francs for a programme in 1954? 8O The ticket prices are mentioned on the Zandvoort poster, interestingly, the grandstand was reserved for members of the Royal Automobile Club of the Netherlands. Also, it isn't a 'Grote Prijs', just a 'Prijs'. I wonder why. The price is in "Anciens Francs". Jan...
by Harpo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

It's back... https://i.pinimg.com/564x/2b/7c/68/2b7c681712b39b20c33b8f037c6d8ecb.jpg From i.pinimg.com Not yet... https://i.pinimg.com/564x/99/20/a3/9920a3d51b90e2db9d72f1ee3a134efe.jpg From i.pinimg.com Only one of the list survived... https://i.pinimg.com/564x/60/55/dc/6055dc5fa4f0c0db302d05f7f2dd...
by Harpo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2
Replies: 62
Views: 15550

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2

JN23 wrote:Kubica fastest by eight tenths. Can Kimi and Giovanazzi make the most of that car and bring a long awaited championship to Italy?
They have to beat Stroll, first...
by Harpo
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

2 prewar German posters (and no swastikas on the flags).

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by Harpo
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

For Harpo. Ok, it's for me too.... https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4b/85/9d/4b859ded9bc22ff66fd5b3fde3fed201.jpg source https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/240801911306463312/ Thanks ! Surtees was the driver of my youth, when I started to follow motor racing more closely. He had everything to please me tho...
by Harpo
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

Another painted poster, and one with Surtees to the fore, to boot.

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by Harpo
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...
Replies: 220
Views: 74870

Re: Countdown to 2020 Australian Grand Prix...

My take for number 23. I couldn't find a poster with a number 23 car, so here's the poster of the first ever Le Mans 24 Hours, that took place in... '23. https://www.artcurial.com/sites/default/files/styles/840_width/public/lots-images/2017-09-08-14/2902_10570144_0.jpg?itok=9o7gx7Hz From https://www...