F1/ Formula E/ Motorsport Thread

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

  1. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    Ballsy move to switch to inters straight away
     
  2. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Both Haas's out, can imagine a few will follow.
     
  3. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Now no standing stand after the red flag. Honestly, it’s like they’re deliberately trying to close off any excitement.
     
  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Glad Mick Schumacher is ok - nasty crash .

    Don’t think anything else is going to happen .

    Ferrari lost that race for Leclerc.
     
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  5. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Time to bin Monaco. Tedious circuit. Would also upset tax dodger drivers who cannot walk home like Coulthard and Button.
     
  6. scummybear

    scummybear Reservist

    Due to the rain at the start it actually had the potential to be exciting for once, but our new super race directing team decided to make it as mundane as possible. What ever happened to that other race director bloke, I liked him...?
     
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  7. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    More exciting than usual Monaco, if you tuned in when the race finally got underway, but still a pointless boring race without an overtaking spot.

    Alonso slowed his car by 3s a lap knowing that no one could get past. Pointless.
     
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  8. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Nightmare for Ferrari.

    2 DNF’s and Red Bull get a 1-2.

    Good results for Mercedes- particularly for Hamilton as he could hardly get out of the car at the end !
     
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  9. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    As expected, a Newey designed car in this era is dominating the rest. Max to walk his way to the title, especially when RB won’t let Perez, who is at times legitimately faster, fight with Max.
     
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  10. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

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  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Verstappen will easily win but great from Alonso and Haas .

    With Perez and Leclerc well down might see a lot of charging up the field .
     
  13. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Mick starting at 6th position, blokes going to get a nosebleed being that high up, can see him finishing 12th.
     
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  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well he was out by Lap 20.

    Really disappointing in the end for Haas and Alpine will probably be a bit gutted Alonso couldn't finish higher.

    Verstappen did well to hold off Sainz after the safety car incident.

    Pleased to see Lewis back on the podium - no back issues this week?
     
  15. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

  16. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I mean Bernie probably is about 90 so will be pretty backwards and old fashioned in his views .
     
  17. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    Views in and around the paddock on Piquet are somewhat mixed. Some loved him, some despised him. It's safe to say that he was and probably still is somewhat of an acquired taste. The stories I heard, especially regarding his insults of Mansell's wife suggest that he wasn't the nicest of chaps.

    People with the wealth and power that Bernie achieved, rarely get to their position without taking advantage of others. Whilst he has to be credited with getting F1 to the position it achieved on the world stage, I reckon a fair few roubles changed hands in his career. At 90 plus and completely removed from F1 for a good few years, I think we can nod, say yes Bernie and carry on regardless.
     
  18. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Probably won’t help their attitude to him when Lewis says “older people shouldn’t have a platform to speak “

    Of course he means to express such views but no doubt the comments will be taken out of context .
     
  19. Diamond

    Diamond First Team

    The British Grand Prix at Silverstone was f***ing amazing from start to finish. It had literally everything. If you haven't seen any of I strongly suggest you watch this:

     
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Usually delivers a cracking race .

    Thankfully Zhou was ok after that horror crash .

    Then the racing was very good - action right to the end.

    Well done to Sainz for his first win and Schumacher for his first points .

    And many other impressive performance.
     
  21. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Yeah, excellent GP.

    I think the FIA or whoever need to start looking harder at some of these breakdowns though. I don't doubt Ocon's car was kaput but the place he parked up was absolutely bonkers and guaranteed to trigger a safety car. Why not pull off the track sooner rather than parking it on the inside on the old pit straight?
     
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  22. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Watching the highlights now and four laps in so far there has been some great racing.

    Great to see Mick finally get some points, he's been racing well but couldn't break the duck
     
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  23. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    I'm loving the unreliability of the cars this year, you haven't got a clue how a race is going to end. Brilliant entertainment at Silverstone.
     
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  24. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I'm sure he'd argue that he was trying to nurse it back to the pits, and it was the only bit of road he could use to get there off the racing line. However the timing of the stop massively played into Alonso's hands who could react very quickly and jump onto softs.

    Hopefully the F1A will look at the comms/ motor function and check nothing was untoward.
     
  25. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    The British GP is usually a great race. A wide racetrack, wide run off areas, high speed and temperamental weather make it very unpredictable.

    Sainz and Perez (and therefore Verstappen) very lucky with the safety car. Lewis and especially Leclerc very unlucky.

    Even in a damaged car, Leclerc showed his quality. But if I were Lewis and Alonso, I'd be annoyed that in most races this year, Leclerc and Perez would have had penalties or been asked to give the place back.
     
  26. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Sprint race tomorrow so qualifying is today .

    Red Bull’s home track so they will probably dominate whilst Ferrari find a way to mess Leclerc up !
     
  27. hornmeister

    hornmeister Club Legend

    Just caught up having missed the qualifying yesterday. Expect the Mercs will be going for it big time after yesterday.
     
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  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    And how many places can Perez gain after being demoted to 13th?
     
  29. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Rather predictable.

    Race will probably be the same.

    Haas top 10 again but a shocker for Alonso .
     
  30. Heidar

    Heidar Reservist

    Mick just needed Magnusson to slow down a bit for the tow. Lost his team an extra point there.

    Great to see the young man building confidence though.
     
  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Ferrari in control.

    Perez out.

    So how will they mess it up today?

    Great recovery by Alonso .
     
  32. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I thought Leclerc came across as a bit of a baby at the end there. The real champions just get on with it and drive until the wheels fall off, rather than telling the world and their rivals how worried they are.
     
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  33. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Probably nervous after previous races but he was in panic mode which Red Bull will latch on no doubt .
     
  34. Heidar

    Heidar Reservist

    That and his teammates car blew up for no reason
     
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  35. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Some very good driving from Mick, seems to have grown in confidence after finally getting points on the board.
     

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