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by Harpo
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who won the world championship the year you were born?
Replies: 191
Views: 21690

Re: Who won the world championship the year you were born?

It seems like the poll redactor can't imagine people can be born before Lauda was crowned, and still be alive... Let me tell you that the life expectancy, though decreasing in few western countries, is still slightly over 37 years.

Fangio for me
by Harpo
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who won the world championship the year you were born?
Replies: 191
Views: 21690

Re: Who won the world championship the year you were born?

Fiki wrote:
ajc1587 wrote:Niki Lauda (1975).

You had me trying to work out who was champion in 1587 there... :D


Francis Drake, but he cheated...
by Harpo
Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2012 Chinese Grand Prix thread
Replies: 450
Views: 48357

Re: Official 2012 Chinese Grand Prix thread

May I spoil the party ? It was a race that was interesting and fun to watch, yes, but a great race ? Too much depends on tyre wear and marbles outside the main line... Even tyre strategies (except Rosberg's one, with hindsight) looked like tossing a coin. The only good thing about this is that's it...
by Harpo
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rosberg - forever 7th
Replies: 117
Views: 19667

Re: Rosberg - forever 7th

Not to take anything off of Rosberg - but that mercedes looked like a class of its own. It's the first time this a team seem to "dominate" a race from qualies to the finish line but... Schumacher wouldn't have been on the first row without Hamilton's penalty, and if not retiring he wouldn...
by Harpo
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Biggest disappointment since Shrek 2"
Replies: 26
Views: 6211

Re: "Biggest disappointment since Shrek 2"

Aeson wrote:
Formula1Fan. wrote:What was the 'Biggest disappointment since Shrek 2'?


Schumacher's retirement.


Well, that lets Shrek 3 for you to be a lot more disappointed...
by Harpo
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2012 Chinese Grand Prix thread
Replies: 450
Views: 48357

Re: Official 2012 Chinese Grand Prix thread

May I spoil the party ? It was a race that was interesting and fun to watch, yes, but a great race ? Too much depends on tyre wear and marbles outside the main line... Even tyre strategies (except Rosberg's one, with hindsight) looked like tossing a coin. The only good thing about this is that's it'...
by Harpo
Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Congrats Nico!!!!! Well done to Brawn & Mercedes too
Replies: 31
Views: 6074

Re: Congrats Nico!!!!! Well done to Brawn & Mercedes too

It's too early to draw conclusions, we have to wait for a race with warmer weather, but if Mercedes can repeat this form and not spoil the race of the second driver's car in the pits, may be we could get an unexpected surprise (that's what a surprise usually is) at the end of the season. Rosberg is ...
by Harpo
Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A question about Vettel's finger
Replies: 16
Views: 4016

Re: A question about Vettel's finger

Leen26 wrote:
Chunky wrote:The pressure is starting to show. Last race he used the wrong finger when he ran into the Force India.


That's becoming serious! 2 fingers, wrong finger, god knows what he'll do next!


Put them where he shouldn't ? And publicly ?
by Harpo
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best and Worst Liveries ever
Replies: 169
Views: 24643

Re: Best and Worst Liveries ever

Some of my favorites are already here (Gulf Wyer cars, green Lotus, black and Gold Lotus, plain red Ferrari...). Here few I'm surprised haven't been posted yet : The simpler the better... Original McLaren orange, far better than the ugly orange they sometimes use nowadays (not speaking of their even...
by Harpo
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who else does this?
Replies: 22
Views: 5767

Re: Who else does this?

Who else starts to think about designing f1 innovations when they are bored or procastinating? E.g. One day was bored and had this cardboard scrap laying around, I then proceeded to design a front wing. Also had thoughts on how dirty front wings reduce downforce so seeing as I can't conduct a test ...
by Harpo
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Shock of the Season?
Replies: 47
Views: 9722

Re: Shock of the Season?

Bernie coming back to a decent level (not even reasonable, just decent) of money... But that would be (and would have been) a shock in any season, not just the current one !
by Harpo
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Height of Arrogance ??
Replies: 89
Views: 15471

Re: Height of Arrogance ??

Bosse wrote:Yes, Helmut Marko is single-handedly trying to make everyone hate Red Bull - apparently that has been his quest for the last few years.

2010 Turkey never forget?


Well Vettel is more often than not adding one finger to Marko's hands...
by Harpo
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Rally Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 25880

Re: Official Rally Thread

Autosport is reporting that Hirvonen has been disqualified for technical infringements, Ostberg is handed the win and Loeb stays ahead in the championship. To repeat my earlier sentiment, what a bizarre rally! Citroen appealed against the disqualification... Disqualification that seems very strange...
by Harpo
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Karthikeyan & the FIA hit back at Vettel
Replies: 153
Views: 23477

Re: Karthikeyan & the FIA hit back at Vettel

This is Martin Brundle's take on it: Did you think Vettel was right to criticise back markers after Sepang? No, that’s just an angry man who hasn’t got a front-running car at the moment. I thought it looked a bit clumsy. Vettel didn’t leave enough room. We saw it in the Indian Grand Prix last year ...
by Harpo
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Karthikeyan & the FIA hit back at Vettel
Replies: 153
Views: 23477

Re: Karthikeyan & the FIA hit back at Vettel

This is Martin Brundle's take on it: Did you think Vettel was right to criticise back markers after Sepang? No, that’s just an angry man who hasn’t got a front-running car at the moment. I thought it looked a bit clumsy. Vettel didn’t leave enough room. We saw it in the Indian Grand Prix last year ...
by Harpo
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Rally Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 25880

Re: Official Rally Thread

The funny thing is that just before the start of the rally, Loeb said in an interview that having night stages on such roads was crazy because there is so much dust that it's like driving in thick smog, and anyone could lose 2 minutes on the opening driver in a 30 km stage, or bin the car without ev...
by Harpo
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why would you not use the best track!
Replies: 28
Views: 6587

Re: Why would you not use the best track!

http://richerramblings.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/one-hundred-100-dollar-bill.jpg I hope few others are hidden behind, because I fear this lonely one is not enough for Bernie... So let's see..... The French government will pay Bernie 16.7 million pounds for this honor. He dropped the price from 17...
by Harpo
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why would you not use the best track!
Replies: 28
Views: 6587

Re: Why would you not use the best track!

Zpectre wrote:Paul Ricard, unproven? :lol:

That being said I'd prefer both Spa and Paul Ricard and getting rid of that Abu Dhabi circus.


The current Paul Ricard is no more the Castellet of old...
by Harpo
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why would you not use the best track!
Replies: 28
Views: 6587

Re: Why would you not use the best track!

Pedrosa_4_Ever wrote:Image


I hope few others are hidden behind, because I fear this lonely one is not enough for Bernie...
by Harpo
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Karthikeyan & the FIA hit back at Vettel
Replies: 153
Views: 23477

Re: Karthikeyan & the FIA hit back at Vettel

In your alien world may be, but a blue flag doesn't mean the overtaking driver can do whatever he wants, just like 2 WDC don't give you the right to show so much contempt towards the backmarkers. As a human being he is not a champion of any sort. Having primary rights as towards lapped drivers does...
by Harpo
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Karthikeyan & the FIA hit back at Vettel
Replies: 153
Views: 23477

Re: Karthikeyan & the FIA hit back at Vettel

Karthikeyan has as many rights as Vettel (or any of the other 22 drivers) to be on the racing track. Nope. You're wrong. As soon as he sees the blue flag, his rights become secondary. In your alien world may be, but a blue flag doesn't mean the overtaking driver can do whatever he wants, just like ...
by Harpo
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Karthikeyan & the FIA hit back at Vettel
Replies: 153
Views: 23477

Re: Karthikeyan & the FIA hit back at Vettel

I don't really want to get into 'who's' fault is was when they were racing. It happened, it happened. I don't understand the issue people are having with Vettel's reaction? He's human and he can express himself. I don't have an issue with Narain's reply either. The FIA should shut up and stop handi...
by Harpo
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the Most Naturally Talented Drivers Ever.
Replies: 123
Views: 21458

Re: Rate the Most Naturally Talented Drivers Ever.

I love the reasoning that some of you have come up with to put "your man" on your list, or dismiss some other driver. You can argue all day long with 10 people and in the end still have 10 different lists. However, the ignorance I am seeing by some to dismiss Schumacher as being not that ...
by Harpo
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the Most Naturally Talented Drivers Ever.
Replies: 123
Views: 21458

Re: Rate the Most Naturally Talented Drivers Ever.

I love the reasoning that some of you have come up with to put "your man" on your list, or dismiss some other driver. You can argue all day long with 10 people and in the end still have 10 different lists. However, the ignorance I am seeing by some to dismiss Schumacher as being not that ...
by Harpo
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can there be rainmasters anymore?
Replies: 51
Views: 9342

Re: Can there be rainmasters anymore?

As there is no more wet race (as soon as it is wet enough to be called wet, it's red flagged or not started...), there can't be any more rainmaster. Donnington 93 would be postponed nowadays... One of the many stupid ideas brought by Bernie was to add sprinklers along the tracks to get a "wet m...
by Harpo
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The worst car in the world
Replies: 106
Views: 19326

Re: The worst car in the world

Renault 4 anyone? The Renault 4 was not a bad car, it was perfect for the use it was built for... Which was not to start a romance with the prima donna next door (and certainly not to conclude the romance !). If you look for an ugly and underpowered French car, go to the Citroen Ami 6 (the Ford Ang...
by Harpo
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the Most Naturally Talented Drivers Ever.
Replies: 123
Views: 21458

Re: Rate the Most Naturally Talented Drivers Ever.

Regarding Prost, he is kinda like a guy who was baseline decent, but worked hard and smart to become one of the all time greats. His natural level (in as far as we can try to gauge these things - admittedly a total subjective issue) was probably not as high as some of the other drivers. I don't kno...
by Harpo
Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to race 'new car' in Bahrain
Replies: 47
Views: 12386

Re: Ferrari to race 'new car' in Bahrain

Is it legal to change the chassis after the season has started? You can bring a new car at every race if you please (and got the money to do it...), as long as it fits the rules and passes the crash test... Besides, before being in Marca, the news was in the Gazetta Dello Sport, and says the main m...
by Harpo
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to race 'new car' in Bahrain
Replies: 47
Views: 12386

Re: Ferrari to race 'new car' in Bahrain

Is it legal to change the chassis after the season has started? You can bring a new car at every race if you please (and got the money to do it...), as long as it fits the rules and passes the crash test... Besides, before being in Marca, the news was in the Gazetta Dello Sport, and says the main m...
by Harpo
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Report links Trulli with Massa's Ferrari race seat
Replies: 105
Views: 23503

Re: Report links Trulli with Massa's Ferrari race seat

Surprising result of an Italian survey : m Not entirely surprising - Rubens has proven to be a guy who can finish 2nd when the chosen #1 driver wins and will bend over with a smile on his face when asked to. Massa will bend over, but will finish 10th when the chosen #1 wins the race. Well the surpr...
by Harpo
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Destroy and Revive (Circuits)
Replies: 31
Views: 7693

Re: Destroy and Revive (Circuits)

Eva09 wrote:
Raikkonette wrote:Avis


Who's Avis?


A track where you can rent the racing cars...
by Harpo
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Destroy and Revive (Circuits)
Replies: 31
Views: 7693

Re: Destroy and Revive (Circuits)

When people say the A1 ring do they mean the old Osteriechring ? I always hated the new A1 ring that replaced it. I don't understand why anyone would want to see Imola back either. After 1994 it was a horribly boring track to watch. Very tricky to pass and few memorable races. I'd like to see the r...
by Harpo
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Report links Trulli with Massa's Ferrari race seat
Replies: 105
Views: 23503

Re: Report links Trulli with Massa's Ferrari race seat

Trulli? I don't see what that's going to achieve. Given his level of performance for Lotus I have no reason to believe that Trulli would do any better than Massa. There's little sense in replacing Massa after one race, especially as there's not really anyone suitable available. I'm getting increasi...
by Harpo
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Destroy and Revive (Circuits)
Replies: 31
Views: 7693

Re: Destroy and Revive (Circuits)

Destroy (I would happily destroy m0re than 3 of the current tracks but I stick with the rules) :
Valencia
Bahrain
Abu Dhabi

Revive :
Charade
A1 Ring (In the shape of the Osterreichring / Zeltweg)
Kyalami
by Harpo
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Report links Trulli with Massa's Ferrari race seat
Replies: 105
Views: 23503

Re: Report links Trulli with Massa's Ferrari race seat

It's AutoSprint, that says that, contrary to what Ferrari claims (there is no driver available in an instant), there are at least 2 drivers, Perez and Trulli : Autosprint is building the coffin : « Però, a esser maliziosi, quel bicchiere pieno a metà può avere anche un’altra interpretazione: signifi...
by Harpo
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa- career almost done?
Replies: 412
Views: 65955

Re: Massa- career almost done?

Autosprint is building the coffin : « Però, a esser maliziosi, quel bicchiere pieno a metà può avere anche un’altra interpretazione: significa che Alonso è solo. L’altra metà del bicchiere – quella simboleggiata dal suo compagno di squadra Massa – è completamente vuota. Il brasiliano è già un caso: ...
by Harpo
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver of the day
Replies: 112
Views: 23705

Re: Driver of the day

Did any of you watch onboards of Alonso in the race? The Ferrari looked very stable for Alonso in race trim, if anything just a bit to much understeer (Which can make it to stable) so it's a bit of a myth everyone going crazy about how unstable the car was, which it was in quali but it was stable i...
by Harpo
Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kovalainen to replace Massa
Replies: 65
Views: 13175

Re: Kovalainen to replace Massa

I have always wondered why did he struggle at McLaren? Everywhere else he has performed very well. Did he really performed better than at McLaren ? He did no wonders yesterday... Petrov was better. Why not Petrov to Ferrari then ? He wouldn't block Alonso any more... Seriously, if Ferrari feel the ...
by Harpo
Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wow! What a Midfield!
Replies: 37
Views: 9938

Re: Wow! What a Midfield!

Toby. wrote:STR, with two rookies, almost had both cars in the points in the first race. One can only imagine they'll improve as the season continues.


They only have one rookie... Vergne.
And it was Vergne's first taste of the track to boot !