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by jimmyj
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Michael please go to Sauber and embarrass Mercedes
Replies: 83
Views: 15855

Re: Michael please go to Sauber and embarrass Mercedes

Laura23 wrote:Please stop.


Ha ha ha. Sorry.... :]
by jimmyj
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Michael please go to Sauber and embarrass Mercedes
Replies: 83
Views: 15855

Re: Michael please go to Sauber and embarrass Mercedes

Emotionally I'm with you all the way. I'd love to see Schumi on the podium! But my head says "I don't think he can pull it off and why would Sauber take the chance?"

It's interesting to see how Kimi has done since he rejoined vs how Michael has done. It it just the car?
by jimmyj
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: In-Depth Motorsport Forum
Topic: Understeer & Oversteer
Replies: 29
Views: 20466

Re: Understeer & Oversteer

Great thread!

I'm amazed by all of this technology. How do they respond to the disruption to air caused being in traffic vs open track? Doesn't all this planning and work become undermined by the "dirty air" or do they run different settings in traffic?
by jimmyj
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Am I the only one who feels bad for Romain?
Replies: 61
Views: 8059

Re: Am I the only one who feels bad for Romain?

I do feel badly for him, but my patience has run out. There's too much consistency for his incidents to just be bad luck. I think Lotus will look after this for us by giving his drive to someone else next year.
by jimmyj
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kobayashi-San CAN!
Replies: 66
Views: 11409

Re: Kobayashi-San CAN!

I was so pleased to see him on the podium! And in his home country to boot, fantastic. He's had some bad luck lately and yet he still keeps working very hard. It's nice to see it pay off.
The crowd response to the podium was great too! Genuine good feeling for their race hero.

Nice!
by jimmyj
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grosjean's stop-go vs. Senna's drive-through
Replies: 24
Views: 4125

Re: Grosjean's stop-go vs. Senna's drive-through

Thanks for the info re: the stewards. I recorded the race and have replayed the start over and over and really can't see what happened to Nico. Looks to me like it would have been almost unavoidable with a big pack of cars approaching an accident. Surely one will hit the back of another who's onto t...
by jimmyj
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grosjean's stop-go vs. Senna's drive-through
Replies: 24
Views: 4125

Re: Grosjean's stop-go vs. Senna's drive-through

Didn't Rosberg say during an interview during the race that he was hit while taking avoiding action from the Grosjean/Webber incident? IF that was the case then Senna's penalty should not be as severe because it was all trying to avoid the turn 2 carnage and was just unlucky. That's quite a good po...
by jimmyj
Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was that a classic or was that a classic?
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Re: Was that a classic or was that a classic?

I also enjoyed that race very much. The energy at the podium ceremony was great also. I loved the Perez result, although for pure sentiment it would have been nice to see Massa on the podium with Alonso.
by jimmyj
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fan video of the 2012 spa crash
Replies: 31
Views: 6311

Re: Fan video of the 2012 spa crash

Classic wrote:Sorry just seen a different angle and Maldonado jumped the start.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyspRJ9idfI


Well there certainly is no doubt after seeing that. Amazing how the low angle obscures his preliminary movement. I doubt that any driver could get such a jump without an early start. Thanks for the post.
by jimmyj
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Long summer break, get rid of it!
Replies: 45
Views: 6231

Re: Long summer break, get rid of it!

Gimme a break rocket boy. Just being polite.
by jimmyj
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Long summer break, get rid of it!
Replies: 45
Views: 6231

Re: Long summer break, get rid of it!

Personally I think a break is a good idea but always wondered if it would be better to fit a number of races in to the summer period because it is often a time where more people are able to holiday and could visit more flyaway races. Yeah but if it's summer here it's winter on the other side of the...
by jimmyj
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Long summer break, get rid of it!
Replies: 45
Views: 6231

Re: Long summer break, get rid of it!

Point 1. These people are human and they need a break, particularly in the middle of a 20 race season. If there was not this enforced break then they would work non stop from the first test to the last race. Point 2. It's the summer. I would rather the F1 races took place on weekends when the weath...
by jimmyj
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are the drivers at a higher level than the Senna/Prost era?
Replies: 105
Views: 11782

Re: Are the drivers at a higher level than the Senna/Prost e

The short answer is yes, of course they are. The same applies to all sports. But the sportsmen of today are developed based on the knowledge learned from those sportsmen of previous eras. Senna was the template for Schumacher, Schumacher was the template for today's drivers. Whether Senna would be ...
by jimmyj
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Long summer break, get rid of it!
Replies: 45
Views: 6231

Re: Long summer break, get rid of it!

Thank you for the replies and insights. I knew there would be contrary opinions on this and take them all to heart. But I also find it hilarious that some of you assume I don't know what it's like to work. And, it is NOT common for most people around the world in high value jobs to get 4 or more wee...
by jimmyj
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: World's Greatest & Most Beautiful F1 Cars
Replies: 127
Views: 20058

Re: World's Greatest & Most Beautiful F1 Cars

Ferrari 246 Dino http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6824923159_aef3806a05_z.jpg http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3124/2679055673_a37f5340ac_z.jpg http://farm1.staticflickr.com/33/65026369_50c58a5ddd_z.jpg?zz=1 http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4030/5074879958_60fe825404_z.jpg And if that doesn't light you...
by jimmyj
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Long summer break, get rid of it!
Replies: 45
Views: 6231

Long summer break, get rid of it!

I have to rant a bit and say that this long summer break is annoying and absurd. What kind of a world class major sport event takes a big part of the prime season off from public exhibition? I think they need to do away with this and have a race every 2 weeks all summer long. They can break in the w...
by jimmyj
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: German GP television coverage
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

German GP television coverage

I have complained in the past about poor F1 television coverage but I must say the German GP coverage was amazing. There were replays of just about everything I wanted to see, many great angles and overall the picture quality was excellent. A far cry from what I'd seen a year ago. I watch in Canada ...
by jimmyj
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi crashes after Hockenheim race
Replies: 51
Views: 9749

Re: Kimi crashes after Hockenheim race

Very amusing. Shows you how stupid little things happen to all of us. Imagine if he broke his arm! That would have been scandal.

The photoshop pics are hilarious too.
by jimmyj
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you like Schumacher to remain in F1 for one more year?
Replies: 85
Views: 7969

Re: Would you like Schumacher to remain in F1 for one more y

Yes most certainly. It would be interesting to see what he could do in the McLaren or RB.
by jimmyj
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eye level video of Spa
Replies: 19
Views: 3831

Re: Eye level video of Spa

Very nice video. Thanks for posting. I bet we get more and more of these as technology comes along. It would be neat to have such a camera on every car at each F1 race and then be able to ride along as it were. They could make some real money doing that.
by jimmyj
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which driver would u most like to hang out with?
Replies: 68
Views: 13151

Re: Which driver would u most like to hang out with?

Schumi for me. His stories must be amazing.
by jimmyj
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hamilton's 5am hotel party with 10 girls
Replies: 285
Views: 51443

Re: Hamilton's 5am hotel party with 10 girls

Pretty tame stuff really. Who cares.
by jimmyj
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Planet F1 fantasy league - impossible to predict anything
Replies: 0
Views: 1648

Planet F1 fantasy league - impossible to predict anything

Wow, I am having a heck of a time with my pics this year. How about the rest of you? I thought I was a superman about halfway through the race today having just this morning traded such that I dropped Alonso, had Lewis, Seb, Maldonado and Grosjean. I was patting myself on the back for brilliant stra...
by jimmyj
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Waiting for Valencia?
Replies: 50
Views: 6169

Re: Waiting for Valencia?

Thread title is misleading against the poll question... Yes, I am looking forward to Valencia as it's F1, however boring. Will it be as boring as other years? Probably it will have more going than previous years but it won't be anywhere near as exciting as some of the other races this season. In ot...
by jimmyj
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canada Race Prediction
Replies: 41
Views: 6597

Re: Canada Race Prediction

Wow, I think you nailed it. Interesting how Grosjean beat Kimi in qualy. Good call I think. Let's watch and see.
by jimmyj
Wed May 23, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What are kerbs really there for?
Replies: 35
Views: 5833

Re: What are kerbs really there for?

I think they are there to provide race television directors with opportunities for super slomo shots of the cars bouncing about.

Seriously, it would be interesting to see what a race would be without them. I like them though and feel they provide another challenge/opportunity to the drivers.
by jimmyj
Wed May 16, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How do you enhance your F1 viewing on TV?
Replies: 45
Views: 5949

Re: How do you enhance your F1 viewing on TV?

60" HD Sony TV and sound over the stereo. A cup of tea, lying on the sofa with nobody else home but me and my dog lying on my belly. It's fantastic. I PVR all races and qualy as well in case I want to go back and see my own replays.
by jimmyj
Sun May 13, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Congratulations to Sir Frank and the Williams F1 team !!
Replies: 56
Views: 7887

Re: Congratulations to Sir Frank and the Williams F1 team !!

Bravo to them. It was so happy to see Sir Frank with a win! He's been a true credit to the sport with his long commitment. It's also so nice to see the excitement of a new 1st place podium winner.
by jimmyj
Sun May 13, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict race events - Spanish GP
Replies: 19
Views: 2623

Re: Predict race events - Spanish GP

These are random predictions. I think it'll be fun to see who gets the most ones right Quote and fill in the areas A brief of what will happen on the first few laps: Weber will have a lousy start, losing at least 3 positions. Kimi will pass grosjean and maldonado. A specific driver's race: Lewis. H...
by jimmyj
Mon May 07, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Chicks getting mixed with Champagne [Pictures]
Replies: 47
Views: 16290

Re: F1 Chicks getting mixed with Champagne [Pictures]

Banana Man wrote:I have made this thread a sticky.


Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha :thumbup:
by jimmyj
Mon May 07, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: No more lollipops
Replies: 13
Views: 3751

Re: No more lollipops

How does the traffic light work exactly? Is there a sensor in the wheel? If so, how is it activated?
by jimmyj
Fri May 04, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Chicks getting mixed with Champagne [Pictures]
Replies: 47
Views: 16290

Re: F1 Chicks getting mixed with Champagne [Pictures]

Ha ha ha ha. I wondered how long it would be before a hot girls thread appeared on the new forum. Awesome.! :thumbup:
by jimmyj
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Civil unrest in Canada
Replies: 56
Views: 9738

Re: Civil unrest in Canada

Funny thread, except the not funny bits.

Image

Bah! I don't know how to insert pics on this forum.

[Mod edit: I'm afraid I can't fix the picture, because flickr won't let me open the image in a new tab]
by jimmyj
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Next "1st Winner" Driver
Replies: 54
Views: 8545

Re: The Next "1st Winner" Driver

Isn't it exciting that we have multiple choices for who this could be!!! Not the same old processional events. I just love it.
by jimmyj
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Next "1st Winner" Driver
Replies: 54
Views: 8545

Re: The Next "1st Winner" Driver

Kimi I think. He's got the experience and they are learning how to improve the car each and every race. (So are others I concede, but I think he can do it.) Kimi has already won 18 races, the question is asking which driver will be next to win his first race, as Rosberg did in China. A lot depends ...
by jimmyj
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Next "1st Winner" Driver
Replies: 54
Views: 8545

Re: The Next "1st Winner" Driver

Kimi I think. He's got the experience and they are learning how to improve the car each and every race. (So are others I concede, but I think he can do it.)
by jimmyj
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Cheers Rubens
Replies: 22
Views: 5674

Re: Cheers Rubens

carbonfiber diet wrote:Saw Rubens on Wind Tunnel and just wanted to mention what a class act he is, I wish him all the best in Indy Car and in his personal life and time spent here in the states.

A true gentlemen if there ever was one.


Well said. I always liked him and his nature. :thumbup:
by jimmyj
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gravel Traps - Much better for F1 than asphalt run-off areas
Replies: 44
Views: 7814

Re: Gravel Traps - Much better for F1 than asphalt run-off a

As is so often the case more than one solution may be best. Gravel in some areas and tarmac in others. Both have advantages and I agree with many of you that the giant tarmac run off areas don't offer enough of a penalty. It's interesting though that I just hate it when my favourite driver is taken ...
by jimmyj
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: kimi on top gear
Replies: 73
Views: 30603

Re: kimi on top gear

I enjoyed the interview. Just Kimi being Kimi. I can't wait to see how he does this season.
by jimmyj
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: No Valencia GP this year?
Replies: 45
Views: 7769

Re: No Valencia GP this year?

I won't miss it. I'd rather they do another better venue. As much as I agree that Valencia is terrible they're not going to get a replacement for this year if the race doesn't go ahead. I'd rather have the Valencia GP than a gap in the calendar, though admittedly not by much. That's what I meant. I...