F1/ Formula E/ Motorsport Thread

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by hornmeister, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    Hamilton half a second quicker in practice indicates not much but it was in the wet.

    Fantastic to see the McLarens up there, lets just hope it wasn't due to the wet and that their engine is much better this year.
  2. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Someone who knows a lot more than me about F1 informs me the McLarens remain massively down on straight line speed and will struggle again.

    Apparently the Toro Rossos will do well in the first half of the season before being outdeveloped.
  3. well that was the strangest qualy session I can recall
  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    New format - same outcome and a bit of a mess really!

    Qualifying finished at least 5 minutes before the end of the final session really!
  5. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    The procession continues. It's such a shame, F1 is turning into a bit of a farce. I used to love it in the late 80's early to mid 90's, but now my interest is really fading.
  6. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Me too. Gimmicks to try and introduce competition show what a sorry state it is in. It's more and more about the car and the budget behind it than the driver. All one can say is that Hamilton is a better driver than Rosberg.
  7. I'd give points for qualy on Saturday

    Then reverse the grid for Sunday

    Would make Sat interesting and make the race a free for all
  8. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    The performance gap between the top tier and the teams at the back is such that the result would still end up near enough the same.
  9. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Qually was interesting. I'd let people finish the lap they were on tho. 90secs isn't enough
  10. Norwayhornet

    Norwayhornet Squad Player

    thought qualy was a farce put it back how it was , at least cars will be on track when chequered flag falls
  11. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    As someone who doesn't watch F1 anymore due to it being less entertaining than a Watford home game, could someone explain why no cars were out at the end of qualifying?
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Because basically everyone just settled for their position on the grid to save tyres etc rather than try and take the pole.
  13. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Actually ended up sounding like a decent competitive race with Hamilton having to fight back from a poor start.

    Lots of action lower down and a nasty crash involving Alonso.
  14. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    Yes, it was. Good watching.

    Haas getting a 6th place finish was impressive as well. Button, was second from last runner:dismay:
  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    No title for Hamilton this year and he doesn't seem too happy at Mercedes?
  16. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Cars are everything in F1, and I do not see Lewis leaving the only competitive manufacturer.

    However, Hamilton has consistently had worse luck but clearly been the better driver over the last few years, and so losing to Rosberg has got to grate.
  17. Red Bull are the kings of aero, and the 17 regs are much more aero biased

    I can see a scenario where Merc lose top spot
  18. scummybear

    scummybear Reservist

  19. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Bit harsh. Yep Bernie made an awful lot of money but he is the one that made F1 a success. Whether he actually owned F1 in the first place is another matter.

    If you read some of the better driver and team owner autobiographies out there, not many people have bad words to say about him.
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    People who run the British GP might be relived..
  21. Bernie did good things for F1 in the early days but hung around too long, it needs some fresh thinking
  22. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    True, but there's so much money available in the middle east and people queuing up to host a race, Silverstone need to offer something other than history and the fact that 90% of the teams are based nearby.

    Agreed. He probably stayed on 5 years too long. My worry is that although Bernie always had a business head his heart was always F1. The new owners don't have that love for the sport and are just looking at dollar signs.
  23. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Ross Brawn as MD.

    That's an good choice.
  24. scummybear

    scummybear Reservist

    It's not harsh. He did great things for F1 in previous decades, turning it into a major success whilst overseeing a massive shift in safety. However over the past decade he has suffocated the sport, he's strangling the traditional tracks with ridiculously high fees whilst bringing in identikit tracks in the middle-east to 'expand the sport'. India and China I understand, but UAE, Qatar and Bahrain is all about the money.

    He should've gone out on a high 10 years ago.
  25. nascot

    nascot First Team

    It should be about a cicuit that offers decent racing and has a passionate crowd which Silverstone has but sadly that's not what it's about anymore.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2017
  26. So Ferrari as usual flatter to deceive

    Lewis looking ominous

    Hate the stupid looking shark fins and the t bars

    Not sure about a pink car

    If Fred is still driving a McLaren by the end of the year I'll be surprised
  27. Sting

    Sting Squad Player

    They got this one right
  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  29. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member


    Well I suppose we haven't had this "controversy" for a year.

    To be honest I couldn't care if we have a UK GP anymore. It's not a spectacle like Monaco and it's not a circuit which regularly provides a must see race.
  30. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I think Silverstone has had some of the more memorable races over the last decade or so.

    However, if they were to change the race to take place around the streets of London, I'd be far happier.
  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Hamilton will be hoping the British Grand Prix stays.

    Another Silverstone win!

    And he gains lots of ground on Vettel too!
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2017
  32. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I think Silverstone is a circuit that provides one of the better balances of speed, overtaking and atmosphere across the season. I think it would be sad if it went.

    The dispute regarding Silverstone is over just a few £m a year. In a sport where a single engine costs approx £5m, it seems incredible that we have reached this stage and the powers that be can't sort it out.
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  33. scummybear

    scummybear Reservist

    When it was Silverstone v Bernie it (almost) always went no further than just renegotiating a deal, except for when it was meant to move to Donington. Now F1 has new owners I'm not so convinced they'll be as flexible, I think it's now more likely we'll see a 'street' race (probably somewhere like Hyde Park or the Olympic Park area rather than a traditional street race).

    To be completely honest I think Silverstone is the worst track I've been to in the UK, so part of me wouldn't be too bothered... But it's more than just another F1 race, it's the event and the history that goes with it. For that reason I'm torn.
  34. poetic justice methinks, Vettels got away with blue murder recently, deliberately crashing into Lewis.. swearing at Charlie over the radio..
  35. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki First Year Pro

    What a boring sport. Is it actually a sport? I would not be surprised to find out the the F1 teams all get together at the beginning of the season and decide who will win.
    Now Downhill skiing, that is a sport :)

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