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by Yellowbin74
Fri May 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Formula Two season
Replies: 35
Views: 8055

Re: 2019 Formula Two season

F2 is bit underwhelming this year imo. Seems with Russel,Norris and Albon out, its' cleared the way for the best of the rest, but that's not very satisfying. I think Hubert is looking good, and Schunior has his moments but overall it's a bit flat as a Championship. Yeah the well seems to have dried...
by Yellowbin74
Tue May 21, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33808

Re: Indy500

sidders wrote:Looks like they made a right pig's ear of it

https://apnews.com/a8653967a9714ac7a9a3ba576f712fff
I have no words to explain how much fail went on here.

This is an absolute embarrassment.

No steering wheel ? I mean, come on ..!
by Yellowbin74
Tue May 21, 2019 12:09 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

The word "legend" is used way too often these days - but not in his case, he was a true legend.

Guts, passion, determination. Plus one hell of a sense of humor.

One of the greatest fighters to have ever graced this planet. You will be greatly missed Niki.
by Yellowbin74
Mon May 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33808

Re: Indy500

I've not really followed Indy qualy too closely until this weekend. One question - does the track evolve over the weekend, or not really? It wasn't mentioned at all over the weekend as far as I can recall. After the track dried up yesterday, I wondered if the first couple (or however many) of runner...
by Yellowbin74
Fri May 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27358

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Bottas ahead of Hamilton stands out for me, although FP1 and all. Is Bottas generally doing better this season, is Lewis taking it easy or is it maybe both? Probably both, Bottas wasn't as close as this to Lewis by this time last year. Very good inter team battle indeed, Bottas single-handedly keep...
by Yellowbin74
Wed May 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FORMULA E: Season 5 [Everything's new!]
Replies: 227
Views: 69395

Re: FORMULA E: Season 5 [Everything's new!]

Just watched the last race on catch up - you'd think that most of them had never raced in the rain before!
by Yellowbin74
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 53065

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Ignoring previous races, I can see why they switched around in China. The problem was that Vettel wasn't any faster, and they couldn't switch back (even if they wanted to) as Verstappen was too close. If they had pitted Charles before Max (and not given Red Bull enough time to react with their own s...
by Yellowbin74
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crashgate Singapore 2008 Revisited
Replies: 43
Views: 10752

Re: Crashgate Singapore 2008 Revisited

I don't remember the thread, but in my mind something seemed too convenient within about 10 seconds of the crash..
by Yellowbin74
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 43395

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

Even if the Honda is underpowered, RB wont say so. They don't want to annoy Honda yet, or give Renault the ability to say "I told you so". I can't help but wonder if this is why Marko made such a fuss about Gasly after pre-season testing. Destroying the only new parts (which he did), therefore givin...
by Yellowbin74
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 49388

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Monaco has no place on the calendar.

I detest that race, but it will never be removed.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indycar - COTA (Anyone else giving it a watch?)
Replies: 60
Views: 11686

Re: Indycar - COTA (Anyone else giving it a watch?)

I'm glad they sorted out the ad break issues from the first race coverage in St. Pete - it was difficult to watch that one ! Overall an interesting race, and it's a shame about the SC rules but I guess that's the chance they take. Looking forward to getting more out of my Sky F1 package this year. J...
by Yellowbin74
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 10186

Re: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019

Such a shame - I didn't always agree with his rulings, but he seemed like such a great guy.

RIP Charlie.

I'm assuming this was out of the blue as he must have been in Australia?
by Yellowbin74
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!
Replies: 30
Views: 8105

Re: HAAS says Ferrari and MB will ruin F!

Steiner really winds me up.

It's not down to Merc to hang around and let the others play catch up.
by Yellowbin74
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 117052

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Line

Surely sandbagging is fine up to a point?

You need to know how your whole package shakes down at a full pace race distance - especially how the tyres cope.

Or are Merc going to do a 2014 on us? (highly unlikely!)
by Yellowbin74
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 117052

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Line

Vettel's tyre marks leading to the crash site. Ferrari believe it's a mechanical failure & not a driver error. https://i.imgur.com/peIPmhP.png Source - http://www.imgur.com Looks like what I do on the F1 games when I'm having a bad race and just decide to retire. Me too, but I'd be doing the track ...
by Yellowbin74
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where's Ted Kravitz
Replies: 42
Views: 15134

Re: Where's Ted Kravitz

That would be a shame as he's one of my favourites. Diresta I can put up with, but I'd ditch Herbert who offers nothing. Definitely agree re: Herbert. Literally the only time I've enjoyed his presence on Sky's F1 coverage was Fernando Alonso's drive-by assassination of him live on air after Herbert...
by Yellowbin74
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where's Ted Kravitz
Replies: 42
Views: 15134

Re: Where's Ted Kravitz

That would be a shame as he's one of my favourites. Diresta I can put up with, but I'd ditch Herbert who offers nothing. Definitely agree re: Herbert. Literally the only time I've enjoyed his presence on Sky's F1 coverage was Fernando Alonso's drive-by assassination of him live on air after Herbert...
by Yellowbin74
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where's Ted Kravitz
Replies: 42
Views: 15134

Re: Where's Ted Kravitz

That would be a shame as he's one of my favourites.

Diresta I can put up with, but I'd ditch Herbert who offers nothing.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: SportPesa Racing Point F1 (Livery Only)Revealed!
Replies: 40
Views: 10563

Re: SportPesa Racing Point F1 (Livery Only)Revealed!

Proof, if needed, that graphic design is a profession that requires true craftmanship. Or the job was done by a bad professional, or it was done by the child of the accountant to save a handful of pennies. Didn't they owe a small amount of money to "hire a princess"? Maybe that's who did the livery..
by Yellowbin74
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 PF1 TMW Predictions: Mercedes
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Re: 2019 PF1 TMW Predictions: Mercedes

I can't see any way Lewis won't be victorious at the end of the season in this battle.

I'd like it to be closer than last season though.
by Yellowbin74
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rich Energy Haas F1 VF-19 Revealed!
Replies: 49
Views: 15273

Re: Rich Energy Haas F1 VF-19 Revealed!

Dark livery and a dark background.. meh.

Looks like an improvement on last year though.
by Yellowbin74
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Quiz question? F1
Replies: 68
Views: 14573

Re: Quiz question? F1

I've just thought one up - someone will point it out if I missed something: What did the 2018 cohort of F1 drivers manage that has never been achieved before? First year in the history of the sport where the same drivers that started the season, finished the season. I was surprised myself when Mart...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 PF1 TMW Predictions: Red Bull
Replies: 19
Views: 5445

Re: 2019 PF1 TMW Predictions: Red Bull

Surely has to be Verstappen - assuming either of them gets over the line with the Honda engine? He WILL be #1 regardless of what Marko spouts out, and I think it will be an easy win over his team mate. I'm hoping I'm wrong though. Plus, if they qualify near each other I can't see either one budging ...
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 100919

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

I think Vettel will edge it this year, with Leclerc getting stronger as the year goes on. Qualifying has been mentioned a lot - maybe going to this format of a couple of runs doesn't suit him. I agree it's something that needs work. I have to mention the wet weather as well - Leclerc seemed a bit ra...
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA hints at grid penalty alternatives
Replies: 101
Views: 18564

Re: FIA hints at grid penalty alternatives

Maybe time penalties to be served during pit stops? Similar to existing, +5 seconds (or whatever) before you can do a wheel change. Which may be no penalty at all if you have sufficient gap to the car behind? quite possibly, so maybe make it a 10 / 15 / 20 second or something like that. Make them s...
by Yellowbin74
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA hints at grid penalty alternatives
Replies: 101
Views: 18564

Re: FIA hints at grid penalty alternatives

Maybe time penalties to be served during pit stops?

Similar to existing, +5 seconds (or whatever) before you can do a wheel change.
by Yellowbin74
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the most underrated driver on the 2019 grid?
Replies: 66
Views: 14613

Re: Who is the most underrated driver on the 2019 grid?

I'd have to say Gasly if pushed to choose.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018: How do you rate the season?
Replies: 47
Views: 12069

Re: 2018: How do you rate the season?

I went for four stars, as it was looking pretty good the first half of the season.

If they could stop the top two / three teams doing Q2 on the harder tyre may help the racing a bit, but them's the rules I guess..
by Yellowbin74
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How many Grand Prix have you watched?
Replies: 16
Views: 3940

Re: How many Grand Prix have you watched?

Early 1994, and don't think I've missed more than two races in that time.

So, well over 400
by Yellowbin74
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 17111

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Siao7 wrote:Ferrari 2 secs behind? This is only FP1, but damn!

I do hope Daniel has a good race in his last outing for RB.
I can't help but think Ferrari and Merc have everything turned right down at the moment.

This isn't a track that would usually favor RB I'd have thought?
by Yellowbin74
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 17111

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

I wonder what the actual reason for running the #1 is, as I don't think it's for the reason they say it is...
by Yellowbin74
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?
Replies: 166
Views: 39722

Re: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?

Very insightful clip - it does give a new context for me.
by Yellowbin74
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?
Replies: 166
Views: 39722

Re: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?

I found it a little funny - he's what, four feet tall?

Calm down junior..
by Yellowbin74
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?
Replies: 166
Views: 39722

Re: Appropriate penalty for Max's actions?

Reminds me a bit of Max v Lewis in Malaysia last year.

Max had nothing to lose so Lewis didn't want to risk any contact at the first corner.

I try so hard to like him, but he makes it so difficult every time he opens his mouth.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you could own one F1 car, which one would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 12186

Re: If you could own one F1 car, which one would it be?

MP4-18. Never raced but a beautiful car..
by Yellowbin74
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If Hamilton won in 2016, how many WDCs would he have now?
Replies: 19
Views: 6878

Re: If Hamilton won in 2016, how many WDCs would he have now

I think 2017 and 2018 would still have gone his way, so voted 6.
by Yellowbin74
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 139
Views: 28051

Re: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Rain forecast with a 70% chance for qualifying. 23% chance of rain at the start of the race on Sunday but a 70% chance of rain by the time the race finishes. Source: Weather Underground. Of course this is weather forecasting and things can and will change. Still, could make it a very interesting we...
by Yellowbin74
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The FIA's top ten crashes you forgot
Replies: 8
Views: 3635

Re: The FIA's top ten crashes you forgot

Interesting because to me that Sutil - Trulli crash is a rather vivid memory. Okay, maybe you don't remember the crash for itself but the press conference is unintended comedy gold. It's uncomfortable for Sutil, Trulli has photo evidence which is just hilarious to me. Alonso is clearly having a gre...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?
Replies: 297
Views: 76370

Re: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break

Other than a couple of years of Hakkinen, who really challenged Michael for any period of time? Today's grid has far better depth, and I feel that Lewis has had tougher team mates than Michael did overall. I'd like to see him overtake in race wins, and if that happens the WDC could be matched. I can...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438451

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

To me it seems that:

Ferrari have found some pace, but at the expense of tyre wear.

Merc have found more pace, but have also started to fix the inherent issues they have had with tyre wear.