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by VDV23
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official unveiling car dates for 2016
Replies: 70
Views: 14977

Re: Official unveiling car dates for 2016

I miss F1. It's been 2.5 years (mid-2013) since it was actually fun to watch.
by VDV23
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari threaten to quit F1 in protest at new rules
Replies: 44
Views: 5496

Re: Ferrari threaten to quit F1 in protest at new rules

there is sense in what you say, but I'm not entirely sure the rules and PU implementation were entirely down to FOM: IIRC the teams - predominantly the manufacturers - were fairly instrumental in devising the regulations and concepts we have now. So they, too, share the responsibility for the mess....
by VDV23
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari can beat Mercedes - James Allison
Replies: 18
Views: 3334

Re: Ferrari can beat Mercedes - James Allison

" Allison said. "But what we have seen through the season, and latterly particularly, is Kimi really making Sebastian work for his money."
I'm guessing Allison meant that Seb has to score points for two people hence "he has to work for his money". Right?
by VDV23
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari threaten to quit F1 in protest at new rules
Replies: 44
Views: 5496

Re: Ferrari threaten to quit F1 in protest at new rules

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12474/10100578/ferrari-threaten-to-quit-f1-as-sport-races-towards-epic-power-battle As much as I don't want Ferrari to leave, this is precisely why I hope Bernie prevails in this instance. The sport should not be held to ransom. I get your feelings but on the other ...
by VDV23
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo understands
Replies: 103
Views: 10895

Re: Ricciardo understands

I honestly think that the sound should be the least of people's worries when it comes to engines. I'd put higher on my list 1) Expensive engines that put half of the teams on their back. Sure, they are amazing piece of technology but it is really worth it to pay crazy millions for 900 bhp? 2) Incred...
by VDV23
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can they do it again?
Replies: 53
Views: 7522

Re: Can they do it again?

Everyone except Kimi.

Even Button. He was miles away from Alonso. A good car and slightly better reliability/luck and I can see him beating Fernando (the same way he did in 2015)
by VDV23
Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If Honda Repeats in 2016....
Replies: 26
Views: 5705

Re: If Honda Repeats in 2016....

I'm not sure if they have the money (and the expertise) but even if they did, 2017 is most certainly not possible. Even if they started work on the engine today.
by VDV23
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dennis: McLaren should have reverted to 2012 car in 2013
Replies: 67
Views: 8689

Re: Dennis: McLaren should have reverted to 2012 car in 2013

Yep, it was something about the design of the nose. Gary Anderson predicted at the start of the year that their chosen style would limit the potential of the car in the long term. While they did manage to continue developing the car until the very end, McLaren reached the same conclusion and decide...
by VDV23
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dennis: McLaren should have reverted to 2012 car in 2013
Replies: 67
Views: 8689

Re: Dennis: McLaren should have reverted to 2012 car in 2013

Was it the reason why they went with another philosophy in 13' is because they did not understand the 12' car? I remember Martin saying that the numbers they were getting from the wind tunnel were different from what they were getting on the track. Basically their 12' car was slower theoretically, ...
by VDV23
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dennis: McLaren should have reverted to 2012 car in 2013
Replies: 67
Views: 8689

Re: Dennis: McLaren should have reverted to 2012 car in 2013

Was it the reason why they went with another philosophy in 13' is because they did not understand the 12' car? I remember Martin saying that the numbers they were getting from the wind tunnel were different from what they were getting on the track. Basically their 12' car was slower theoretically, ...
by VDV23
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top ten drivers of 2015
Replies: 74
Views: 8823

Re: Top ten drivers of 2015

I'm surprised Kimi made so many top 10 lists. He was embarrassing. Alonso and Vettel made him look like an amateur. ... except in the few races he made them look like one ;-) ... And those would be? I can maybe see Bahrain 2015 for Vettel (although that was very much his own doing and not Kimi's, b...
by VDV23
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top ten drivers of 2015
Replies: 74
Views: 8823

Re: Top ten drivers of 2015

I'm surprised Kimi made so many top 10 lists. He was embarrassing. Alonso and Vettel made him look like an amateur. ... except in the few races he made them look like one ;-) Few races over 40? :lol: Actually, which were those races? He had the pace over Vettel in Bahrain (where Seb had a poor race...
by VDV23
Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top ten drivers of 2015
Replies: 74
Views: 8823

Re: Top ten drivers of 2015

And it wasn't Sebastian doing something extraordinary, the Ferrari was simply head & shoulders above the 3rd best car. Austria and Canada were the only races where the Williams somewhat matched the Ferrari (but it was still slower). Well, yes, the facts are there. After all, Vettel did make more po...
by VDV23
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top ten drivers of 2015
Replies: 74
Views: 8823

Re: Top ten drivers of 2015

I still don't see what Vettel did that was so amazing. He finished 3rd in the 2nd best car. His teammate, despite all the crashes mistakes ended up 4th. He just had to bring the car home to finish 3rd. Yap. Just like Hamilton just had to bring the car home to finish 1st in best car. And Nico to 2nd...
by VDV23
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top ten drivers of 2015
Replies: 74
Views: 8823

Re: Top ten drivers of 2015

I still don't see what Vettel did that was so amazing. He finished 3rd in the 2nd best car. His teammate, despite all the crashes mistakes ended up 4th. He just had to bring the car home to finish 3rd. Yap. Just like Hamilton just had to bring the car home to finish 1st in best car. And Nico to 2nd...
by VDV23
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India to Aston Martin?
Replies: 45
Views: 12098

Re: Force India to Aston Martin?

I honestly love Force India. They have great people working there, making the most of their limited budget. And on top of that they go for exciting drivers which isn't always the case in midfield teams.
by VDV23
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015's dark horse
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: 2015's dark horse

Kvyat outscoring Danny Ric is a great achievement but looking beyond the results it's clear to see that Ricciardo outperformed him.

Ferrari for me. They were incredibly competitive (or at least one of their drivers was) after pitiful 2014.
by VDV23
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren fastest in post season testing - yes really
Replies: 18
Views: 3393

Re: McLaren fastest in post season testing - yes really

My bad, I'm very sleepy so I completely glossed over what you wrote and opened the link straight away.

So, McLaren's P1 means nothing as expected.
by VDV23
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren fastest in post season testing - yes really
Replies: 18
Views: 3393

Re: McLaren fastest in post season testing - yes really

Did McLaren run something that was radically different (engine? chassis?) from the last race in Abu Dhabi few days ago?
by VDV23
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull have an engine
Replies: 88
Views: 14134

Re: Red Bull have an engine

pokerman wrote:Red Bull would have got the same engine as Williams and Force India, have Mercedes been breaching the contracts for these teams?
I don't understand the point of this question?

No, Merc have not breached their contracts with Williams and FI (as far as I know).
by VDV23
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull have an engine
Replies: 88
Views: 14134

Re: Red Bull have an engine

Following the performance we witnessed from Ricciardo's upgraded engine in Brazil, RBR's commentary on Renault through the course of 2015 is completely justified. And also one of the reasons no engine manufacturers want to work with them. Yeah, right. It's not because Ferrari & Merc are scared of g...
by VDV23
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 3rd fastest lap
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Re: 3rd fastest lap

McLaren had a pretty good chassis in 2015 which was working well despite the incredibly poor power delivery (wouldn't even comment on their top-end speed) and given how long S1 & S3 are in Abu Dhabi it's hardly surprising for me. However, it has to be said that their chassis has benefited massively ...
by VDV23
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread
Replies: 451
Views: 40944

Re: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread

https://soundcloud.com/user884836996/lewis-hamilton-team-radio-2015-abu-dhabi-gp "This is the optimum lap for our stop". Wow, Mercedes really are clueless. So the team did indeed select the tyres and not Hamilton like Wolff said or was there more? Bono: "Hey, Lewis, we think of going with primes, t...
by VDV23
Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread
Replies: 451
Views: 40944

Re: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread

https://soundcloud.com/user884836996/le ... u-dhabi-gp

"This is the optimum lap for our stop". Wow, Mercedes really are clueless.
by VDV23
Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top ten drivers of 2015
Replies: 74
Views: 8823

Re: Top ten drivers of 2015

I really don't know. I have a feeling that most of the cars have been so spaced out that they barely raced others. Merc was clear best, Ferrari 2nd best, Williams/Red Bull 3rd best depending on track and so on. I honestly can't say a driver on grid really impressed me this year. Maybe Perez and Ricc...
by VDV23
Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Alonso be back in 2016?
Replies: 45
Views: 6617

Re: Will Alonso be back in 2016?

Knowing his luck - if he decided to sit 2016 out, the McHonda would be more dominant than the Merc. If he decided to stay - repeat of 2015.

Marca reported a few days back that he'll make his decision after the winter test.
by VDV23
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread
Replies: 451
Views: 40944

Re: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread

F1 2015 - glad it is over.
by VDV23
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread
Replies: 451
Views: 40944

Re: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread

When Merc start fighting other teams for victories, I foresee them dropping points left, right and center. Their strategy team is shocking. The car's monstrous pace advantage masks it.
by VDV23
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread
Replies: 451
Views: 40944

Re: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread

JohnnyGuitar wrote:Seems odder and odder by the lap what Merc are doing with Hamilton.

The only thing that makes sense now is stretching it into a 1 stopper, but that goes against what they always do with equal strategies.
His conversation with Bono just proved that won't be the case.

Hamilton into the pits now.
by VDV23
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread
Replies: 451
Views: 40944

Re: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread

I'm perplexed by Merc's strategy for Hamilton. Maybe they thought he couldn't overtake another Merc on track so they want to put him on SS for the last 10 or so laps (or simply on much fresher prime compared to Rosberg)
by VDV23
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread
Replies: 451
Views: 40944

Re: 2015 Abu Dhabi race thread

So, will Vettel still finish in front of Räikkönen? My guess is yes. If Ferrari want to hand 4th place to Bottas... I don't think that Vettel is quick enough to make a podium, top 6 I think. I predict that Vettel (unless he has crashes/penalties) would be behind in the top 6 (behind Hamilton, Rosbe...
by VDV23
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying thread
Replies: 56
Views: 7360

Re: 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying thread

2fast wrote:The sunset background looks like saying "farewell, this is the last qualifying session this year, and see you again next year" :-((
If it's the same season like 2015 - don't bother coming back.
by VDV23
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying thread
Replies: 56
Views: 7360

Re: 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying thread

So, will Vettel still finish in front of Räikkönen? My guess is yes. If Ferrari want to hand 4th place to Bottas... I don't think that Vettel is quick enough to make a podium, top 6 I think. I predict that Vettel (unless he has crashes/penalties) would be behind in the top 6 (behind Hamilton, Rosbe...
by VDV23
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull have an engine
Replies: 88
Views: 14134

Re: Red Bull have an engine

Mercedes were/are afraid of Red Bull beating them if they get the same engine. No some bad press or accusations. We know how Red Bull operate, it would be a no win situation for them Yep, no win. Nothing more than a few WDCs + WCCs :thumbup: Well specifically I meant if Red Bull win, it's a case of...
by VDV23
Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying thread
Replies: 56
Views: 7360

Re: 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying thread

KingVoid wrote:McLaren are abysmally slow in the speed traps (some 25-30 km/h slower than Mercedes powered cars), yet still only 1.9 seconds behind in the end. No matter what anyone says, you won't convince me that the chassis is the problem.
Honda and Renault have been embarrassingly poor this season.
by VDV23
Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying thread
Replies: 56
Views: 7360

Re: 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying thread

Interesting. The Williams on the SS are no quicker than Kimi was on the Softs Williams have rarely matched Ferrari on the twisty sections in the season so that's not really surprising to me. Also, it seems they have a problem making the SS work. I think they are the team with least gain between S a...
by VDV23
Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying thread
Replies: 56
Views: 7360

Re: 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying thread

Wow, Alonso had a puncture on the straight and still managed to hold it in the triple chicane without spinning. Looked like a piece of the floor punctured the tyre. Despite the slow speed traps, Button with a great lap. 1.5s behind the Merc (both on options). Obviously Merc would have been at full s...
by VDV23
Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull have an engine
Replies: 88
Views: 14134

Re: Red Bull have an engine

pokerman wrote:
VDV23 wrote:Mercedes were/are afraid of Red Bull beating them if they get the same engine. No some bad press or accusations.
We know how Red Bull operate, it would be a no win situation for them
Yep, no win. Nothing more than a few WDCs + WCCs :thumbup: