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by Yellowbin74
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The 2018 Feeder Series Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 27698

Re: The 2018 Feeder Series Thread

I've also heard that Stroll's dad blocked him at one of the F2 teams - is that true? Seems a bit weird if so! It is indeed rumoured (though not confirmed IIRC) that Stroll's father blocked Norris at Prema. He is one of the major shareholders of Prema though (again, IIRC), so he gets his say I suppo...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The 2018 Feeder Series Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 27698

Re: The 2018 Feeder Series Thread

I know very little about Lando, other than the reserve driver bit.

I've also heard that Stroll's dad blocked him at one of the F2 teams - is that true?

Seems a bit weird if so!
by Yellowbin74
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is up Toro Rosso?
Replies: 32
Views: 20187

Re: What is up Toro Rosso?

I think Renault reliability wasn't great - all the best engines went to Renault and Red Bull. (although Max had many issues early season)

Slightly off topic - it begs the question, what will happen next season - McLaren will want top notch engines, can Renault supply that many top spec units?
by Yellowbin74
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari are losing Santander
Replies: 30
Views: 15629

Re: Ferrari let losing Santander

Could Santander become a more prominent partner of McLaren now Alonso is still there for next season? Zak did confirm he has signed 2 partners for next season which are not confirmed and with no JB at McLaren for the UK side for Santander could Alonso replace him? That would be quite a coup for McL...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 racing on a oval.
Replies: 32
Views: 16281

Re: F1 racing on a oval.

This would probably end up as shades of the 2005 US Grand Prix where all but six of the cars pulled into the pits at the end of the formation lap and refused to race. The culprit in that case was tires that would not handle one of the turns on the Indy oval. Running turn one backwards was causing t...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What would Mercedes do?
Replies: 40
Views: 18267

Re: What would Mercedes do?

Had the need occured, I don't think Lewis would have had a massive issue in moving over. He knows he has Bottas covered most weeks so play the team game.

Or do a Schumacher - be so far in front that it's impossible to issue the order lol.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 375572

Re: Silly season 2018

As per a French Channel Canal +, Kubica is set to join Williams for 2018: http://www.thenews.pl/1/5/Artykul/334782,Polish-F1-racer-to-join-Williams-report Don't know how credible it is but this seems the most likely. If true I wish all the best for Kubica but going forward how do we judge his perfo...
by Yellowbin74
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3764
Views: 1151992

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Without a post updating the Schumacher injury thread in over a year now, is it now time to let it drop down the pages?

I can't see any relevance in that thread currently (which is a sad shame)
by Yellowbin74
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Criticism of Lance Stroll
Replies: 423
Views: 183291

Re: Criticism of Lance Stroll

What concerned me in Brazil was his description of his tyre failure. He came over the radio saying something was stuck/hanging off his tyre like it was debris. From what I saw it looked like a chord within the tyre which became exposed due to the tyre delaminating. Happy to be corrected if I'm wron...
by Yellowbin74
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Conclusions from Brazil 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 30560

Re: Conclusions from Brazil 2017

Grosjean continues to act like an entitled idiot, always the first to moan about other drivers before sticking it in the wall (or in today's case another car). To be fair. Today was a racing incident If you really wanted to be picky. Ocon should be given a grid drop for Abu dahbi. Why was ocon stil...
by Yellowbin74
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official ESTEBAN OCON Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 9865

Re: The Official ESTEBAN OCON Thread

He's one of my favorites.

Looking forward to next year with more experience under his belt.
by Yellowbin74
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Criticism of Lance Stroll
Replies: 423
Views: 183291

Re: Criticism of Lance Stroll

It was a horror show. He is near the end of his first season yet produced a debutants performance amd at the worst possible time. Abu Dhabi has to yield much better for him. He is looking like someone who needs a year of testing and GP2. There has been moments of promise and I have been sympathetic...
by Yellowbin74
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Conclusions from Brazil 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 30560

Re: Conclusions from Brazil 2017

1. Bottas should have covered the inside, standard practise at Brazil. Should have been watching the race starts on youtube last night! 2. Hamiltons race wasn't really from last. It was essentially a 67 lap race starting from P14 rather than the usual 71. Although he still might have just got 5th w...
by Yellowbin74
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 785
Views: 228072

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

I voted Seb first time round when the thread started.

Now, I reckon it could be Lewis.

I'd be interested in a new / second poll for this now if the OP could oblige? To see how perceptions have changed..
by Yellowbin74
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lewis Hamilton 'dodged' VAT
Replies: 81
Views: 54318

Re: Lewis Hamilton 'dodged' VAT

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/06/lewis-hamilton-avoided-taxes-jet-isle-of-man-scheme-paradise-papers This article has the best graphic explaining how the tax was reclaimed I do not grasp the 'everyone would use loopholes to pay as little tax as possible if they could' argument at all. E...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari International Assistance
Replies: 137
Views: 39464

Re: Ferrari International Assistance

I have a question - did Ferrari get any assistance pre - 1996?

I wonder if things would have been different if Michael had not gone there - I'm in no way saying he would have had anything to do with it (1996 onwards), but he was such a powerful force in the sport there's always the possibility..
by Yellowbin74
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How would Nico Rosberg be doing in 2017?
Replies: 391
Views: 119779

Re: How would Nico Rosberg be doing in 2017?

Possibly not much better that Bottas - I reckon last year took everything out of Nico.
by Yellowbin74
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel - the return of the crash kid?
Replies: 121
Views: 29064

Re: Vettel - the return of the crash kid?

A lot of sense there Teddy007. I think Ferrari are aware that Vettel can be petulant, I thought that the radio message at the weekend when Vettel complained that other drivers were behaving like they were at driving school said a lot. It was a bit of an inappropriate rant but the speed with which i...
by Yellowbin74
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 US Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 35550

Re: 2017 US Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

So many things to look forward to in this weekend !
by Yellowbin74
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How many cars would you like to see on the grid?
Replies: 88
Views: 16350

Re: How many cars would you like to see on the grid?

I think that the top 3 teams should pay a certain amount to the bottom 3 or 4 teams to field a 3rd car. Logistically I have no idea how or if it would work, I just like the idea. They don't need to actually'pay' them anything, just not lake a huge slice each from the overall amount just for being t...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How many cars would you like to see on the grid?
Replies: 88
Views: 16350

Re: How many cars would you like to see on the grid?

I think that the top 3 teams should pay a certain amount to the bottom 3 or 4 teams to field a 3rd car.

Logistically I have no idea how or if it would work, I just like the idea.
by Yellowbin74
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 98812

Re: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?

Vettel had no chance of seeing Kimi. He'd have been hard to spot in those tiny mirrors in the dry let alone through spray in mirrors that are also covered in rain. How is this thread still going?? :D I'm still of the opinion that even if Max had hit the brakes early, and had no contact, Seb and Kim...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kvyat out...again maybe?
Replies: 61
Views: 15409

Re: Kvyat out...again maybe?

Seems to be sensible. Red Bull are clearly not sold on Gasly or Kvyat so it stands to reason they would use the rest of the season to test out various options. They no exactly what Kvyat can do by now and he;s not scoring points to contribute to the WCC anyway so no need to run him. Slim pickings.....
by Yellowbin74
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kvyat out...again maybe?
Replies: 61
Views: 15409

Re: Kvyat out...again maybe?

Seems to be sensible. Red Bull are clearly not sold on Gasly or Kvyat so it stands to reason they would use the rest of the season to test out various options. They no exactly what Kvyat can do by now and he;s not scoring points to contribute to the WCC anyway so no need to run him. Slim pickings.....
by Yellowbin74
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Button on Hamilton and Alonso
Replies: 231
Views: 51365

Re: Button on Hamilton and Alonso

mikeyg123 wrote:No, but we were discussing evidence to suggest that Alonso isn't a top qualifier. I happen to think he is probably not as good as Hamilton but certainly not sub par compared to anybody else.
I think that's a trap I fell into a few years back - until I looked at the stats...
by Yellowbin74
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kvyat out...again maybe?
Replies: 61
Views: 15409

Re: Kvyat out...again maybe?

Seems to be sensible. Red Bull are clearly not sold on Gasly or Kvyat so it stands to reason they would use the rest of the season to test out various options. They no exactly what Kvyat can do by now and he;s not scoring points to contribute to the WCC anyway so no need to run him. Slim pickings.....
by Yellowbin74
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kvyat out...again maybe?
Replies: 61
Views: 15409

Kvyat out...again maybe?

You couldn't make this stuff up !

http://www.planetf1.com/news/kvyat-faci ... xe-report/

I really hope it's not true, I'd like him to at least see the season out - he's been messed around so much this year.
by Yellowbin74
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams' best driver 1996-present
Replies: 95
Views: 25409

Re: Williams' best driver 1996-present

That's a tough call..

You'd have to say Rosberg as he's got a WDC.

But, I was always a fan of Montoya..
by Yellowbin74
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kvyat, Sainz and Palmer to swap seats from Austin onwards
Replies: 142
Views: 35836

Re: Kvyat, Sainz and Palmer to swap seats from Austin onward

So how does Carlos' stand regarding engine parts? They are allocated to a driver (so you can't give parts to a team mate I guess), but how does that work when you swap to a new team? Does he have to make do with what Palmer had left? I think Renault took a penalty with Palmer at Japan to give Sainz...
by Yellowbin74
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where is HAM going to win the 2017 WDC title?
Replies: 53
Views: 14765

Re: Where is HAM going to win the 2017 WDC title?

I put Brazil. The reason being Ferrari just need to beat Lewis once although Lewis is favourite going to Austin. Lewis has had such a good run lately this half of the season and won all the Austin races iirc , his form and luck has to end at some point. I also think Ferrari are going to run very ag...
by Yellowbin74
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where is HAM going to win the 2017 WDC title?
Replies: 53
Views: 14765

Re: Where is HAM going to win the 2017 WDC title?

I reckon Brazil.

I've read that both RB drivers will take engine penalties at some point, so that just helps his cause no end.
by Yellowbin74
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kvyat, Sainz and Palmer to swap seats from Austin onwards
Replies: 142
Views: 35836

Re: Kvyat, Sainz and Palmer to swap seats from Austin onward

So how does Carlos' stand regarding engine parts?

They are allocated to a driver (so you can't give parts to a team mate I guess), but how does that work when you swap to a new team?

Does he have to make do with what Palmer had left?
by Yellowbin74
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The 2017 Feeder Series Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 74217

Re: The 2017 Feeder Series Thread

pokerman wrote:It's official, Leclerc wins the race and is the F2 Champion
Really looking forward to seeing him in F1..!
by Yellowbin74
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kvyat, Sainz and Palmer to swap seats from Austin onwards
Replies: 142
Views: 35836

Re: Kvyat, Sainz and Palmer to swap seats from Austin onward

About time Palmer was shown the door. Shame Kvyat is coming back though, he's just as bad.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: In my opinion Max very well may be the best driver
Replies: 197
Views: 50562

Re: In my opinion Max very well may be the best driver

I don't think he is yet.

But, he has massive talent, and has got himself into a good car early in his career.

A few years of polishing, and who knows he may well be...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kyvat out, Gasly in
Replies: 83
Views: 13860

Re: Kyvat out, Gasly in

Kvyat never recovered from the bashing he got from Vettel and his subsequent demotion, which is a shame because prior to that I thought he had made a decent fist of things. Probably got promoted a bit early and no one could have forseen Verstappen getting the call up quite so quickly. Irony is, he ...
by Yellowbin74
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?
Replies: 405
Views: 91988

Re: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?

Tough call at this point - I think the next couple of years will be quite telling.

It's done him no harm having a good package around him, but it was a leap of faith at the time regardless of Merc's cash. (Thinking Toyota, although the Merc was at least a race winner when Lewis committed)
by Yellowbin74
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Engine Noise
Replies: 87
Views: 13220

Re: F1 Engine Noise

Personally, I'm happy with the sound as it is - don't care if they are noisy or not.

Please don't add microphones as that's a bad idea plain and simple.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kyvat out, Gasly in
Replies: 83
Views: 13860

Re: Kyvat out, Gasly in

It was only a matter of time after the Red Bull demotion.

I've seen better drivers kicked out quicker by the RBJT ..!
by Yellowbin74
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 98812

Re: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?

Seb and Kimi are actually lucky that Verstappen was there. If he wasn't, I reckon the Ferrari's would have taken each other out anyway looking at the footage - and that one would have been even harder to explain to the bosses. That's a strange kind of "lucky"! :D Do you really believe that the most...