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by VDV23
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:12 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.
by VDV23
Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Let's talk the chief engineer salary
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Re: Let's talk the chief engineer salary

A few years back there was a shot of Newey, Seb and someone else talking and Brundle in commentary said "there is the highest paid man in F1" then backed it up with "I am not talking about Sebastian Vettel" By coincidence I was re-watching the Indian Grand Prix of 2013 today and came across this co...
by VDV23
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Teammate battles that didn't turn out as you expected?
Replies: 82
Views: 9154

Re: Teammate battles that didn't turn out as you expected?

Alonso vs Kimi in 2014. I always thought Alonso would beat him but they way he destroyed Kimi surprised. I believe Kimi didn't beat him in a race where Alonso didn't suffer serious problems. Ricciardo vs Vettel in 2014. Expected Vettel to demolish him, especially when it initially appeared that RB a...
by VDV23
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unique Honda
Replies: 25
Views: 5615

Re: Unique Honda

Fernando Alonso reckons the 2016 Honda engine will be impossible for others to copy if its "unique" power unit ideas pay off. Does anybody know what these are? Let's just hope it's not a repeat of 2015. I don't know if the 2015 Honda PU was impossible to copy but it certainly was undesirable to cop...
by VDV23
Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Fernando Alonso thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 384748

Re: The Official Fernando Alonso thread

Alonso earned 161 points last year in the F14T, This year Kimi can only possibly get 160 if he wins at Abu Dhabi.

I admit, I lol'd.
by VDV23
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Red Bull Racing thread
Replies: 70
Views: 28057

Re: The Official Red Bull Racing thread

Renault have been incredibly poor with the V6, no two ways about it. I get why Red Bull are so tiddled with them. And for people saying that Red Bull are responsible for the engine as well - ha! Sure, they can lend a hand and help but ultimately it's Renault that builds it. If Red Bull builds a poor...
by VDV23
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India - 5th in the WCC - Repercussions for 2016?
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: Force India - 5th in the WCC - Repercussions for 2016?

moby wrote:So when and how could FI go for "historic team" status? They have been about as long as Red Bull, and if you count all the incarnations, as long as most others
As soon as they have very deep pockets.
by VDV23
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso vs Button
Replies: 224
Views: 27032

Re: Alonso vs Button

It's reaching to say that Button has had 5 trouble-free races in a row. I mean, he had a Honda engine at the back of his car.
by VDV23
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Brazilian GP Race thread
Replies: 214
Views: 20855

Re: 2015 Brazilian GP Race thread

It's interesting to see that Lewis wants differing strategies but i'd bet my bottom dollar that if the shoe was on the other foot and it was Nico in his position that he'd cry foul that the strategy favoured the car in 2nd place. You have a short memory. There have been several occasions where Rosb...
by VDV23
Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Brazilian GP Race thread
Replies: 214
Views: 20855

Re: 2015 Brazilian GP Race thread

Well as I stayed up to watch my girl, Ronda Rousy get a beating last night I'm hoping Hamilton can whoop some a$$ today. Judging by wolfs comments though the team are more concerned that Rosberg gets the points today to fend off vettel. I don't see Hamilton playing the team game though so this coul...
by VDV23
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Brazilian GP Race thread
Replies: 214
Views: 20855

Re: 2015 Brazilian GP Race thread

I was going to start a new thread but seeing as this one exists, I will ask my question here. I was on holiday for last years race so don't know if it was the same last year but I was wondering if the start time has changed? It starts at 16:00 GMT in the UK, I believe Sao Paulo is 5 hours behind GM...
by VDV23
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How to watch F1 in the UK, in 2016
Replies: 42
Views: 6406

Re: How to watch F1 in the UK, in 2016

F1 in the UK is absurdly expensive, I have to say. I moved to Bulgaria for a job (for the next couple of years) and I'm paying 19 BGN for 90 mbps internet + ~200 channels (including F1, Premier League, Ligue 1, Italian Serie A, La Liga and a bunch of less prominent leagues like the Russian, Portugue...
by VDV23
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel cutting the track everywhere after 1st lap puncture
Replies: 111
Views: 14438

Re: Vettel cutting the track everywhere after 1st lap punctu

I can't believe the stewards would even look at this as some kind of infringement! The car is effectively disabled and is being 'managed' back to the pits. I suppose one could argue he gained a few tenths (seconds even) cutting corners, but that is far outweighed by the fact that he gained no TRACK...
by VDV23
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2936340

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

I really see no comparison between the two accidents. In Russia did a mega dive bomb back from Suzuka and took Bottas out. Today he turned in on him, Bottas had nowhere go (his right front and rear was even crossing the white line) and that was that. Kimi should have taken a wider line into that cor...
by VDV23
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Race thread
Replies: 317
Views: 30025

Re: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Race thread

Basically nico was marginal on tyre wear but they couldn't give lewis pref treatment so sounds like a nico ego boost move Do you have any evidence about that or is it your Lewis bias speaking here? Just as I start to warm up to Seb, he has this kind of race :-| No evidence. It's an opinion which I ...
by VDV23
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Race thread
Replies: 317
Views: 30025

Re: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Race thread

w1Y! wrote:Basically nico was marginal on tyre wear but they couldn't give lewis pref treatment so sounds like a nico ego boost move
Do you have any evidence about that or is it your Lewis bias speaking here?


Just as I start to warm up to Seb, he has this kind of race :-|
by VDV23
Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Qualifying thread
Replies: 94
Views: 9173

Re: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Qualifying thread

lewis is the best racer out there , niki lauda says so and now nigel Mansell says so and so do we all if we are completely honest- this is proberly the only way nico could win a world drivers championship is if lewis pisses nico off evey race weekend,lol Completely agree. And it's not like one of t...
by VDV23
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Qualifying thread
Replies: 94
Views: 9173

Re: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Qualifying thread

I think that If I were in Nico's place, right or wrong I would have told Hamilton that next time we were in the same situation, I would go through or we would both be off. Then, it may be a little to late now as Hamilton has nothing to lose and Nico has second in the table. Maybe he should have don...
by VDV23
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Qualifying thread
Replies: 94
Views: 9173

Re: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Qualifying thread

lewis is the best racer out there , niki lauda says so and now nigel Mansell says so and so do we all if we are completely honest- this is proberly the only way nico could win a world drivers championship is if lewis pisses nico off evey race weekend,lol Completely agree. And it's not like one of t...
by VDV23
Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Qualifying thread
Replies: 94
Views: 9173

Re: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Qualifying thread

https://streamable.com/ugcb What was that about? Bradley Joyce sounded quite angry with Nico or was the "Shut up!" not aimed at him? Which I would find hard to believe. :? What the? I just hope it doesn't mean that his relationship with FI has deteriorated. He's still not confirmed for the 2016 sea...
by VDV23
Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Qualifying thread
Replies: 94
Views: 9173

Re: 2015 Mexico Grand Prix Qualifying thread

https://streamable.com/ugcb

What was that about? Bradley Joyce sounded quite angry with Nico or was the "Shut up!" not aimed at him? Which I would find hard to believe.
by VDV23
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Mexican GP Free Practice Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 5761

Re: 2015 Mexican GP Free Practice Thread

w1Y! wrote:So why do merc havr more rear brake issues than others. It's always them
By memory: It was something with how good their PU was, allowing them to run slightly smaller rear brakes compared to other teams. But obviously when things go bad, the rear are one of the first casualties.
by VDV23
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton The Wrestler
Replies: 13
Views: 2531

Re: Lewis Hamilton The Wrestler

Now I've seen it all.
by VDV23
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 US GP Race thread
Replies: 466
Views: 42079

Re: 2015 US GP Race thread

What caused Bottas' suspension damage? Did he have contact with someone?

I assume Massa's problems were because of the incident with Alonso?
by VDV23
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes - Can Any driver be World Champion in this car
Replies: 100
Views: 10842

Re: Mercedes - Can Any driver be World Champion in this car

I think most of the field would have picked up at least 8 wins in this car. The other 8 races (so far), who knows, Ferrari have been strong enough to take 3 wins. If a driver had Nico's unreliability then we are talking about them needing just ONE spin out/ crash and Vettel is WDC. By the way, Nico...
by VDV23
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Virtual lap of Perez around Mexico!
Replies: 22
Views: 3414

Re: Virtual lap of Perez around Mexico!

I think in qualy teams like Toro Rosso, Red Bull and possibly McLaren will have a decent chance for a good spot on the grid because of the technical part of the circuit but come Sunday, they'll be eaten alive by the likes of Williams and Force India (and possibly Lotus).
by VDV23
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Hat throw of frustration or bad sportsmanship!
Replies: 119
Views: 19917

Re: The Hat throw of frustration or bad sportsmanship!

It would be bad sportsmanship if it wasn't for this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6EpPJJ_ERc Regardless of your opinion of that it wasn't what lost Rosberg the race... Rosberg managed that all on his own So? Is this some kind of excuse for deliberately pushing your teammate off the track? "Oh, ...
by VDV23
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Virtual lap of Perez around Mexico!
Replies: 22
Views: 3414

Re: Virtual lap of Perez around Mexico!

wire2004 wrote:did anyone time the lap. what you thinking lap time wise.
I read your post before watching the video so I timed it at 1.20.55 :D

I'm expecting low 1.19s, maybe even mid-to-high 1.18s. If it's dry, of course.
by VDV23
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: riccardo's rant over the first vsc
Replies: 34
Views: 5207

Re: riccardo's rant over the first vsc

But there is a minimum time rule; Rule 40.5 I believe, and you are saying Hamilton was below delta (minimum time) which results in a penalty. 'Lewis was the real cause of the problem, he was driving much slower than delta'. So your example of Rosberg driving slower would result in a penalty and if ...
by VDV23
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: riccardo's rant over the first vsc
Replies: 34
Views: 5207

Re: riccardo's rant over the first vsc

How can you prefer a scenario where the whole field close up and the race completely corrupted than one where a few drivers gain a few seconds advantage? With the SC you know what you get. The strategy team sees that SC is out and they know how to react because they know how it will work. Sure, som...
by VDV23
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: riccardo's rant over the first vsc
Replies: 34
Views: 5207

Re: riccardo's rant over the first vsc

But there is a minimum time rule; Rule 40.5 I believe, and you are saying Hamilton was below delta (minimum time) which results in a penalty. 'Lewis was the real cause of the problem, he was driving much slower than delta'. So your example of Rosberg driving slower would result in a penalty and if ...
by VDV23
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: riccardo's rant over the first vsc
Replies: 34
Views: 5207

Re: riccardo's rant over the first vsc

My view is read a bit more about it elsewhere; particularly what Ricciardo says about the actual VSC warnings and Rosbergs actions. Try autosport. He has no issue with Hamilton in that piece. And doesnt mention Hamilton in the crashnet article. He doesn't mention Hamilton but Lewis was the real cau...
by VDV23
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: riccardo's rant over the first vsc
Replies: 34
Views: 5207

Re: riccardo's rant over the first vsc

My view is read a bit more about it elsewhere; particularly what Ricciardo says about the actual VSC warnings and Rosbergs actions. Try autosport. He has no issue with Hamilton in that piece. And doesnt mention Hamilton in the crashnet article. He doesn't mention Hamilton but Lewis was the real cau...
by VDV23
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Lewis Force Nico off the Track at Suzuka?
Replies: 322
Views: 42973

Re: Did Lewis Force Nico off the Track at Suzuka?

Just found that on reddit. Looking at all those in one place - I'd say Hamilton is quite lucky he's a teammate of Rosberg otherwise I see a lot of crashes and potentially penalties coming his way.

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Especially the Hungary '14 and USA '15 look pretty pretty brutal.
by VDV23
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes - Can Any driver be World Champion in this car
Replies: 100
Views: 10842

Re: Mercedes - Can Any driver be World Champion in this car

There's not a driver on the grid who wouldn't win the title in that car, assuming they could beat their teammate - So doesn't that by default exclude half the grid? Well, no. You exclude only one guy - the worst on the grid. The second worst can still win the WDC if the worst driver is his teammate.
by VDV23
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes - Can Any driver be World Champion in this car
Replies: 100
Views: 10842

Re: Mercedes - Can Any driver be World Champion in this car

yes but then the second driver would also be taking points off Vettel, like now. Vettel might well be second with a poorer driver than Nico in the other seat but OTOH both Merc drivers might also split the wins more evenly and be both way ahead of Seb. The title may not have been wrapped up by now ...
by VDV23
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes - Can Any driver be World Champion in this car
Replies: 100
Views: 10842

Re: Mercedes - Can Any driver be World Champion in this car

Any driver in the Mercedes cars of the last two years would only have his team mate to worry about. Don't agree - Look at Vettel and Rosberg. If it wasn't for Hamilton, Rosberg would have won 10 races (instead of 3) and would have been miles ahead of Vettel. Not to mention that he's had worse relia...
by VDV23
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso vs Button
Replies: 224
Views: 27032

Re: Alonso vs Button

I can't wait to see Alonso v Button in a real fight (read: car and engine combo that is at least in the upper part of the midfielder. Right now, Alonso looks slightly ahead but every single race has its own specificity. Aero configs, running different engines, using different engine maps (for testin...
by VDV23
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 US GP Race thread
Replies: 466
Views: 42079

Re: 2015 US GP Race thread

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hamilton-insists-he-did-nothing-wrong-at-turn-1/ Despite Mercedes bosses Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda saying they intend to have words with Hamilton about what happened, the Briton is unmoved by the fact others are unhappy. "Everyone has a right to their own opinion, ...
by VDV23
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, what happens if Honda can't make it work
Replies: 50
Views: 9314

Re: So, what happens if Honda can't make it work

I don't have stats but before Alonso's engine gave up he was able to keep Perez behind him on the straights. I think Perez didn't have DRS at the time (as it was just after the VSC and before the VSC Alonso managed to quickly pull 1s+ gap) but they were on tyres of similar ages, I believe.