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by VDV23
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Opening Round
Replies: 13
Views: 3255

Re: Opening Round

For me, I think I'd prefer to have the opening race take place on a track that, generally, doesn't provide entertaining races. Part of the fun of the opening race is that it is the first race of the season, so I'm more likely to enjoy it even if the race isn't particularly great . Now I'm not sayin...
by VDV23
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Honda's Best Place in Australia
Replies: 50
Views: 11210

Re: McLaren Honda's Best Place in Australia

I expect them to perform beyond anyone's expectations.

14 laps of titanic fighting with Sauber until the Honda meets its predictable end by going up in smoke.
by VDV23
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren, Honda, 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 59299

Re: McLaren, Honda, 2018

I think they will be. Honda are bound to get it right at some point. I'm not talking about being the dominant force but you know, respectable and competitive relative to the top dogs. There's unlimited development throughout the season so there's a glimmer of hope for 2018. But yea, it's pretty dire...
by VDV23
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 177538

Re: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread

AravJ wrote:I did not follow testing today but see McLaren only did 46 laps. Didn't see any issues on commentary . Was there something I missed.
Yes, the Honda part in McLaren, as in McLaren Honda.

Which as it happens also answers your real question.
by VDV23
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!
Replies: 197
Views: 42348

Re: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!

paul_gmb wrote:from what i've seen all the talk is about reliability with the honda engine. I'd rather they have a good engine and lot's of engine blows, rather than the other way around.
Honda can do one better. Unreliable and slow :lol: :blush:
by VDV23
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Underdog winners
Replies: 58
Views: 16566

Re: Underdog winners

Lotus 49:Agree the 2012 Ferrari was not fast at qualy in the early season, and that the Mercedes qualified faster too. Average grid positions: the Alonso/Ferrari 6.1; the Vettel/Red Bull 5.1 and the Hamilton/Mercedes 4.3. Can we forget Alonso's starts and gaining places before the first corner? And...
by VDV23
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!
Replies: 197
Views: 42348

Re: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!

I'm with Scott on this one. I don't think pointing the finger in their already fragile relationship is the right thing to do. The leaderships' job is to at least provide the sense of unity and stability to the media. Just say "Yes, Honda had few technical issues which were to be expected, however th...
by VDV23
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Kimi Raikkonnen the dark horse for 2017?
Replies: 47
Views: 13379

Re: Is Kimi Raikkonnen the dark horse for 2017?

I doubt it. In my opinion, Kimi has been past it for quite some time now. Not to mention he's been having not-so-great luck often when he's having a good race. And he's been incredibly consistent in qualifying, sadly for him and Ferrari fans like me - not the good way of consistent. And if Ferrari a...
by VDV23
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017: Call it now..
Replies: 67
Views: 17055

Re: 2017: Call it now..

WDC

1. Hamilton
2. Honey Badger
3. Bottas

WCC

1. Merc
2. RBR
3. Ferrari

GP2 WCC

1. Prema Racing
2. McLaren Honda
by VDV23
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which teams will win in 2017?
Replies: 31
Views: 5374

Re: Which teams will win in 2017?

In terms of pace maybe, although when required the Mercedes could still lap far quicker than any other car on the grid so not necessarily. In actual real terms though they did get MORE dominant. In 2014 Mercedes won 84% of the races, in 2016 they won 91% of the races. Even if outright pace advantag...
by VDV23
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which teams will win in 2017?
Replies: 31
Views: 5374

Re: Which teams will win in 2017?

Voted for what I hope will happen (Mercedes, RBR, Ferrari) but if I'm perfectly honest I wouldn't be at all surprised if it's another Mercedes white wash, they've become MORE dominant season on season, not less. That's not true. 2014 was by far their most dominant and in terms of sheer pace advanta...
by VDV23
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hypothetical Abu Dhabi situation
Replies: 32
Views: 6301

Re: Hypothetical Abu Dhabi situation

Hamilton doesn't need to pull a big gap in this scenario, he needs to race this one smart if he gets in a position to influence things. It has happened a few times where he has nearly lost out when they have tried to get Nico up to P2 - lets not forgot Austria this year as the prime example. If Lew...
by VDV23
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are Mercedes Really NOT Favoring One Driver?
Replies: 137
Views: 19432

Re: Are Mercedes Really NOT Favoring One Driver?

VDV23 I think rosberg would give both of those drivers a run for their money. This coming from a hamilton fan, i happen to think rosberg is underestimated by most people. I like Nico, and I think he'll give them run for their money. But he's not a top tier driver, especially on Sunday. By the way, ...
by VDV23
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are Mercedes Really NOT Favoring One Driver?
Replies: 137
Views: 19432

Re: Are Mercedes Really NOT Favoring One Driver?

Mercedes are favoring Hamilton by not getting another absolute top driver like Ricciardo or Alonso in the other car :-P
by VDV23
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hypothetical Abu Dhabi situation
Replies: 32
Views: 6301

Hypothetical Abu Dhabi situation

So I was thinking about something and I would like to know what you guys think is the "right" thing to do. Here's the situation: At the start HAM gets/retains the lead while ROS drops behind the 2 Red Bulls. Come pit stop time in 12-18 laps time and the situation is something like this 1. HAM 2. RIC...
by VDV23
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 156459

Re: Magnussen to Haas

Palmer has been crap so Renault retaining them is a bit of strange one but if you actually in depth he hasn't been that bad. Still bad but not that bad. Still bad, though. KMag reportedly declined an 1-year contact with them and Ocon is set for FI so they didn't have a lot of options to choose from....
by VDV23
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso
Replies: 23
Views: 5281

Re: Alonso

The 107% is there as a guideline to gauge if a car is so off the pace that it becomes a hazard. Alonso (in FP2 & FP3) and Button have consistently proved that the McLaren can get within 107%. That real is there for safety, not to deny permission to drivers to participate in Q1 when their cars break ...
by VDV23
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How would you improve the TV experience?
Replies: 52
Views: 9564

Re: How would you improve the TV experience?

I'd like to see a bit more static cameras instead around braking zones so it is easy to appreciate the speed and the stopping power of these machines.
by VDV23
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs rosberg. Part 265
Replies: 1070
Views: 108103

Re: Hamilton vs rosberg. Part 265

Nico for the initial contact.
Lewis for the way he came back on the track.

Overall the incident was caused by Nico but Hamilton couldn't let his buddy steal all the headlines.
by VDV23
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austrian GP Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 86690

Re: Austrian GP Qualifying and Race Thread

Hamilton has been massively disrespected by his own team today. They handed Rosberg the lead and he's now on the harder and slower compound to end the race. Can anyone make sense of this? ;) The soft has been the better tyre all race long, though. But that brings the question why didn't Lewis pit 5...
by VDV23
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austrian GP Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 86690

Re: Austrian GP Qualifying and Race Thread

Hamilton pits before Rosberg despite being behind him?

Rosberg remained in front (Hamilton's slow stop helped) but still, it was a strange decision.
by VDV23
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austrian GP Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 1028
Views: 86690

Re: Austrian GP Qualifying and Race Thread

Were Ferrari waiting for rain and wanted to do a stop less?

Anyway, the marshmallow tyres strike again. But Ferrari risked too much.
by VDV23
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Austrian Grand Prix Practice Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 5573

Re: 2016 Austrian Grand Prix Practice Thread

Warheart01 wrote:Did something break on the car that made him crash or was it a human error?
To me it looked like his suspension broke on the left while he was on kerb hence the smoke and the sharp veering to the right.
by VDV23
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which Drivers SHOULD NOT or WILL NOT be in F1 for 2017?
Replies: 161
Views: 21480

Re: Which Drivers SHOULD or WILL not be in F1 for 2017?

Gutierrez, never rated them and I don't think he's anything special. Palmer looks a bit out of his depth. Nasr, he's been very petulant and frankly, slower than Ericsson. That's it from me. Haryanto will get some hate because he's a "pay drive" but I wouldn't say he's ridiculously bad. Holds his own...
by VDV23
Sun May 29, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Monaco GP race thread
Replies: 1027
Views: 121529

Re: 2016 Monaco GP race thread

So much hate for the man!!!! He WON deal with it, I see nothing wrong with what he did on that chicane deal, just racing , RIC needs to speak to his pit crew and team, thats were he lost the race!! You know, racing usually involves as pre-determined course. And that course is regulated by certain w...
by VDV23
Sun May 29, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Monaco GP race thread
Replies: 1027
Views: 121529

Re: 2016 Monaco GP race thread

PzR Slim wrote:
TheBlackFlag wrote:
Unparalleled wrote:Rosberg had a shocker today

Good win for Lewis
By "Good" do you mean unbelievably fortunate?
You know the old adage, you've got to be good to be lucky!
Hence why Rosberg is leading in the WDC? :? :-P

I cannot believe Lewis got away with cutting the corner and crowding Danny.
by VDV23
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Chinese Grand Prix
Replies: 37
Views: 5482

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Chinese Grand Prix

Riccardo, Rosberg and Kvyat (in that order for me).

Vettel was good but he was quite clumsy, I'd put the blame entirely on him for wiping out Kimi at the start. And then he damaged his FW again.
by VDV23
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New Qualifying Format Binned Official (Not Really)(Really)
Replies: 313
Views: 36742

Re: New Qualifying Format Binned Official (Not Really)

I know I'm late for the party (haven't had the time for PF1 in the last couple of months) but what was wrong with the qualy from last (few) year(s) again?
by VDV23
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2016 Bahrain GP Race Thread
Replies: 289
Views: 34415

Re: Official 2016 Bahrain GP Race Thread

Schumacher forever#1 wrote:Poor Alonso looks like he's dying to race on the side of the pitman :lol:
He was like "Just tell me and I'm good to go. Please, man!"
by VDV23
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso v Herbert
Replies: 211
Views: 34371

Re: Alonso v Herbert

What Herbert said in this case was unreasonable and Alonso was well within his rights to do what he did. I'm surprised however that so many people are attacking Herbert's prior record as a pundit - I've found him pretty even handed and fair most of the time and I don't recall him having any kind of...
by VDV23
Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso v Herbert
Replies: 211
Views: 34371

Re: Alonso v Herbert

Herbert is a joke as a pundit, I'm glad Alonso called him out on his tabloid talk.
by VDV23
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Australian Grand Prix Team Radio Transcripts
Replies: 31
Views: 11768

Re: Australian Grand Prix Team Radio Transcripts

Max acts like a spoilt kid. I'm afraid his father is to him what Rob Lowe was to James Spader in the 1990 film Bad Influence.
by VDV23
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just who is the best F1 driver on the grid?
Replies: 427
Views: 48898

Re: Just who is the best F1 driver on the grid?

I'd give Alonso the edge over everyone else. His ability to see the full picture while driving and achieving results which shouldn't be possible is what really elevates him in my eyes. Hamilton a close second, just a bit more fragile mentally and inconsistent. Ricciardo third because the Honey Badg...
by VDV23
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just who is the best F1 driver on the grid?
Replies: 427
Views: 48898

Re: Just who is the best F1 driver on the grid?

I'd give Alonso the edge over everyone else. His ability to see the full picture while driving and achieving results which shouldn't be possible is what really elevates him in my eyes. Hamilton a close second, just a bit more fragile mentally and inconsistent. Ricciardo third because the Honey Badge...
by VDV23
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ecclestone- "Formula 1, the worst it has ever been"
Replies: 80
Views: 9994

Re: Ecclestone- "Formula 1, the worst it has ever been"

Bernie calling for reversed qualifying grids as a way to spice up the racing. While I agree with his quote, F1 is a shell of its former self and quickly becoming irrelevant, I doubt his crazy solution is the answer. F1 is at its worst so let's go ahead and completely destroy its reputation instead ...
by VDV23
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How would you change F1? Only 1 choice per post
Replies: 67
Views: 6255

Re: How would you change F1? Only 1 choice per post

Ban pit-to-car radio/messaging. Only allow the teams to pass information to drivers via pit boards. That way, even if circus tyres and silly mandatory pitstops remain, at least the drivers will have to think the race through for themselves, and act upon their own understanding of whom they are raci...
by VDV23
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How would you change F1? Only 1 choice per post
Replies: 67
Views: 6255

Re: How would you change F1? Only 1 choice per post

Revise the money distribution model (plus increase the money teams receive) so midfield teams don't have to pray for survival each year. That would naturally raise the quality of the competition (small teams would be able to invest more in development and they would be able to hire drivers because o...
by VDV23
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Tombazis speaks about Allison,Fry, Alonso and the SF15-T
Replies: 105
Views: 15374

Re: Tombazis speaks about Allison,Fry, Alonso and the SF15-T

I regret that Tombazis was sacked in 2015. Should have been years earlier.
by VDV23
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gutierrez being evaluated for '17 drive at Ferrari
Replies: 73
Views: 16842

Re: Gutierrez being evaluated for '17 drive at Ferrari

Gutierrez being considered for A Ferrari drive?

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by VDV23
Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Caption this Jeff Gordon moment
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

Re: Caption this Jeff Gordon moment

Not caption per say but man, this photo is 100% NASCAR.