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by Yellowbin74
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could we see Ferrari and Mercedes increase non-F1 activity?
Replies: 11
Views: 3528

Re: Could we see Ferrari and Mercedes increase non-F1 activi

Didn't Merc recently sign up for Formula E?
by Yellowbin74
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racing Point Force India - Reborn from Ashesl!!!!
Replies: 302
Views: 70381

Re: Force India comes out of Administration thanks to Stroll

https://www.planetf1.com/news/perez-no-regrets-over-rejecting-renault/ While the wait for official confirmation continues, Perez says he is also close to confirming his future with Force India. He added: “It’s a matter of days or weeks. The contract is there, it’s just the position of the team that...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo's future: Another Hamilton, or another Alonso?
Replies: 162
Views: 31590

Re: Ricciardo's future: Another Hamilton, or another Alonso?

I think this all started after the baku post race de brief. Then there was no doubt he would be playing second to the golden child. I think he didn't want to put up with that anymore - add in Honda??'s - Renault expansions. No brainer in my book. Now Max will have to be the leader and I don't think...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sainz Jr's McLaren teammate 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 13535

Re: McLaren drivers 2019

I think Sainz is nailed on. Tough call on the second seat, but with Vandoorne not seemingly performing against Alonso I think Norris may get the nod. If George wins F2 though, maybe they might leave Norris in there for another year to see if Vandoorne improves? If Norris wins F2 it could be interest...
by Yellowbin74
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 140593

Re: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renau

I do think getting away from Max is probably a big part of the decision. But not because Dan thought he couldn’t beat him. More because Red Bull have shown themselves to favour Max when it counts. Giving Max an extension and a big pay rise and openly stating Max could build the team around himself ...
by Yellowbin74
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racing Point Force India - Reborn from Ashesl!!!!
Replies: 302
Views: 70381

Re: Force India comes out of Administration thanks to Stroll

I am very skeptical on two things: - Stroll and his buddies wanting a competitive teammate for Stroll Jr (which would exclude both Perez and Ocon; the only hope would be Mercedes insisting on Ocon) (... if Stroll does not switch to Ferrari ...) - Stroll and his buddies having a sustainable interest...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F2 races Wow.... you should be watching
Replies: 180
Views: 47723

Re: [Merged] F2 races Wow.... you should be watching

Yeah, it was one heck of a race - maybe Bernie's sprinkler idea wasn't so bad !

It had everything in it - gotta love a race on a drying track.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do you support who you support?
Replies: 48
Views: 12025

Re: Why do you support who you support?

Mine has been a transition. Damon Hill, then he retired and it was Hakkinen for a few years. Then he retired and it was Kimi as I was happy he was going to Mclaren, and finally Lewis.

I've never supported a specific team, mostly drivers that excited me on track.
by Yellowbin74
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racing Point Force India - Reborn from Ashesl!!!!
Replies: 302
Views: 70381

Re: Force India to file for bankruptcy/Stroll Sr. buys team!

So Mazepin's dad may step in as well?

Are we going to end up with F1 full of kids with teams owned by daddy?

Maybe F1 does need to cut costs..
by Yellowbin74
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racing Point Force India - Reborn from Ashesl!!!!
Replies: 302
Views: 70381

Re: Force India to file for bankruptcy/Stroll Sr. buys team!

HOW F1 could still be a thing ?? :)
by Yellowbin74
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 437832

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

It seems to me, that Ferrari now have the best PU, but Merc are a bit kinder on the tyres.

Could it just be that the extra Ferrari power is hurting the tyres more than previously?
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marchionne deceased (formerly Marchionne replaced)
Replies: 38
Views: 8204

Re: "Sergio Marchionne replaced as FIAT Chrysler CEO" -BBC

RIP Sergio

Could the thread be renamed by a mod?
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racing Point Force India - Reborn from Ashesl!!!!
Replies: 302
Views: 70381

Re: Force India to file for controlled bankruptcy soon?

It may be interesting to see what happens if the Stroll move does happen. Might he be a handy driver in a car that's better than the Williams, or might this go the same way in a year. I don't know the ins and outs but I have my concerns over Stroll senior's involvements within Williams. OK, he's pay...
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F2 races Wow.... you should be watching
Replies: 180
Views: 47723

Re: [Merged] F2 races Wow.... you should be watching

Can't say I'm surprised..

No way Haas can keep him on surely?
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Punishment Due?
Replies: 115
Views: 19514

Re: The Punishment Due?

Lojik wrote:
guardiangr wrote: As for Susie and DC, they are British, they are not impartial.
You are right, DC is very biased to RBR ;)
DC is Scottish - and nobody detests us Brits like a Scotsman can ;)
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Battle for being 'Best of the Rest'! (Updated till Suzuka)
Replies: 39
Views: 12514

Re: Battle for being 'Best of the Rest'! (Updated)

I think Renault.

Haas Have the better car but one driver with seemingly zero confidence - and Steiner going on the record as not best pleased (if true)

The Merc engine has been pretty much caught up now so Force India won't get 4th.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do Ferrari have an advantage at the starts?
Replies: 45
Views: 15388

Re: Do Ferrari have an advantage at the starts?

Could it simply be tyre warm up is not so good on the Merc?

I don't think there is any underlying issue, Lewis just made a bad start last time out.
by Yellowbin74
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 62046

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Zoue wrote:
Yellowbin74 wrote:Lewis would have won that if not punted off. Even with the bad start.
how? Neither Bottas nor Vettel were slow, so how was he going to get by them?
I think his tyre management was better.
by Yellowbin74
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 62046

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Lewis would have won that if not punted off. Even with the bad start.
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 133967

Re: If you are NOT watching F2 and MotoGP..

Stopped watching Moto GP when it went to BT Sports a few years back :(

Will always watch F2 and F3/GP3 as well.
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eric Boullier leaves mclaren
Replies: 110
Views: 22203

Re: Eric Boullier leaves mclaren

Obviously we don't know the internals, but I've always struggled to see what he has brought to any team.
by Yellowbin74
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: France: Vettels 5 Second Penalty
Replies: 157
Views: 22506

Re: France: Vettels 5 Second Penalty

When you think Bottas lost almost an entirely lap by cruising around with a flat tyre He didn't lose almost an entire lap, as there was a safety car and he could start from exactly 4 tenths behind Vettel. I think this is why he was given a 5 second penalty, as both were close together come the rest...
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: France: Vettels 5 Second Penalty
Replies: 157
Views: 22506

Re: France: Vettels 5 Second Penalty

I think the appropriate penalty ranges from 5 second time penalty to drive through. I think a 5 second stop go (effectively a 30 second penalty with the pit lane time) is a bit extreme. No need for it to be anymore than a drive through. Personally with the benefit of hindsight I'd have said a 10 se...
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Boring races? People have short memories...
Replies: 40
Views: 6893

Re: Boring races? People have short memories...

I don't need overtaking to enjoy a race - just the ability to get close enough to at least try it.

That was what was missing at Canada this year- usually one of my favorite races.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: France: Vettels 5 Second Penalty
Replies: 157
Views: 22506

Re: France: Vettels 5 Second Penalty

I think a drive through would have been better.

There is some thought that it may be called as a first lap incident, but as it wasn't mid pack I think a penalty was fair.

There's no perfect scenario here, especially when the guy that caused the incident finishes in front of the guy he punted off.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28303

Re: My god I love Le Mans

I watched around 8-10 hours.

Many different battles through the event - the Bourdais one was interesting to watch for a few laps !

The Alonso stint through the night was impressive.
by Yellowbin74
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [merged] Red Bull & Honda agree on engine deal
Replies: 204
Views: 47306

Re: Red Bull to switch to Honda for 2019

On the topic of Newey: I don't think he'll ever switch teams again. He gets all the freedom he wants at RBR, and the proper recognition. Signs are he'll be gradually moving out of F1 instead of moving to another team where work would intensify again. Furthermore I share some concern with kleefton: ...
by Yellowbin74
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official F1 & Motorsport Books Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 204756

Re: The Official F1 & Motorsport Books Thread

Just finished Webber's autobiography . Very well written and confirmed what we all knew about who really pulls the strings at RBR. It's strange that Mateschitz seemed to side with Mark and yet did nothing about Marko. The last of the true 'outspoken' drivers who told it like it is. Now, onto Mansel...
by Yellowbin74
Thu May 31, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hartley: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?
Replies: 123
Views: 21182

Re: Hartley: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

I think the next young driver they sign will be outside their young driver program, it's rumoured they are looking at Norris if he doesn't get a McLaren seat, Verstappen after all wasn't in their young driver program when he got signed to STR, sure they plastered his F3 in Red Bull stickers for the...
by Yellowbin74
Thu May 31, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How to make Monaco more exciting?
Replies: 77
Views: 14477

Re: How to make Monaco more exciting?

You cant.

Get rid of it - how can the FIA bang on about safety (I'm looking at you, halo) yet let them race around this track - the cars are just too fast for it in my opinion.

(Insensitive comment removed)

It's a shame that this will be on the calendar forever.
by Yellowbin74
Thu May 31, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hartley: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?
Replies: 123
Views: 21182

Re: Hartley: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

Nope, can't see any of these going there either. TR exists as a team to blood new talent to go to RB - the problem comes when you have two good drivers already in RB for a prolonged period. How good do you have to be to get a shot at RB now? I can't help but wonder - if Kvyat started this season in ...
by Yellowbin74
Thu May 31, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari under scrutiny again.
Replies: 352
Views: 66596

Re: Ferrari under scrutiny again.

More scrutiny to follow in Canada it seems, according to PF1 main site. FIA have gone from "satisfied" to "not satisfied" lol. Must be a soul destroying job working for the FIA ! It was always planned for Canada too. Charlie said so in the same interview he said that the FIA were satisfied with und...
by Yellowbin74
Thu May 31, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari under scrutiny again.
Replies: 352
Views: 66596

Re: Ferrari under scrutiny again.

More scrutiny to follow in Canada it seems, according to PF1 main site.

FIA have gone from "satisfied" to "not satisfied" lol.

Must be a soul destroying job working for the FIA !
by Yellowbin74
Sun May 27, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 31
Views: 8425

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Monaco Grand Prix

Just Dan. He did a great job with a problematic car.
by Yellowbin74
Sun May 27, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 83259

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Another Monaco procession. This shouldn't be on the calendar but I guess as long as they all live there...
by Yellowbin74
Sat May 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 44817

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

If he doesn't make qualy he should at least be good to watch in the race.
by Yellowbin74
Sat May 26, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 44817

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Another non clean weekend.. oopsie..
by Yellowbin74
Thu May 24, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 44817

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Vestappen under investigation for reversing back onto the track/racing line meaning Vettel had to avoid. I didn't think that was the cleverest thing to do when I first saw it. I imagine it'll just be a slap on the wrist. Is there any link for this video? They shouldn't just hand a slap on the wrist...
by Yellowbin74
Thu May 24, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 44817

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

so Ferrari had sensors fitted in FP1 (at the request of the FIA?) to see if the engine is using extra power - and they are 1 second off the pace..

A solid session for Merc and the Red Bulls are where I thought they would be.