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23rd August 2015, 15:30 at 3:30 pm #303618
Verstappen on Nasr was great, but also a bit silly if I dare say so.. why not just wait 30 more seconds and pass him on the Kemmel straight?
My nomination goes to Kvyat on Massa at the end of the race: Kvyat should not have braked a meter later than he did. He judged it to perfection and it was a crucial move as it enabled him to take Perez’ place as well.18th August 2015, 16:33 at 4:33 pm #303319
Having visited both tracks, I prefer the Nürburgring from a spectator point of view, but overall the facilities/logistics/such stuff at the Hockenheimring are probably better. So I guess Hockenheim if a more suitable track to host a GP.13th August 2015, 10:31 at 10:31 am #303169
Has to be the wing car, Lotus 79B. Such an easy concept, yet the concept has still not been fully explored. Shame, really.9th August 2015, 10:36 at 10:36 am #303016
Lotus 80 – the green-blue-red looks pretty dreadful imo.
1984 Tyrrell, or at least Brundle’s car, Bellof’s car looked infinitely better.
Oh and these 2012 cars:26th July 2015, 18:33 at 6:33 pm #302524
Hamilton on Massa at turn 1, both drivers giving each other just enough room.20th July 2015, 22:02 at 10:02 pm #302109
Definitely remember that day he lost that Formula Renault 3.5 title to Frijns at the Circuit de Catalunya. It was due to be aired live on Eurosport, but there was some tennis match going on as well, which at the time WAS SUSPENDED due to an injury of one of the players, so we were watching an empty tennis court while there was a championship deciding race going on. Anyway, Eurosport were kind enough to show the race ‘as it happened’ an hour late, so thankfully I didn’t miss it.
Now, being a Dutchman, I was rooting for Frijns to win the title. Bianchi had the Ferrari contract and would end up in F1 anyway, so Frijns could benefit a lot more from winning. The pair of them were so close in terms of points that whoever would finish ahead would win the title. Bianchi finds himself right behind Frijns with a couple more laps to go and needs to find a way past if he is going to win the title. Suddenly he throws it down the inside at turn 1 and takes the position!
Frijns is trying to get back at him but Bianchi fends him off through turns 2 and 3. Another car (I think it was Magnussen?) is now looming in Frijns’ rear view mirror, so he realises “if I don’t get the position back from Bianchi it’s all over.” So he attempts a kamikaze move on Bianchi into turn 4, seriously there was no way Frijns was ever going to hold that, and they collide. Bianchi goes off, straight into the gravel trap, DNF, championship decided.
Although Frijns had won, I wasn’t really pleased with the way it had gone down. In my unbiased opinion, Bianchi probably should have been crowned champion that year.
Anyway that’s the one that sticks out in my mind.15th July 2015, 15:28 at 3:28 pm #301965
I don’t think there’s one particular colour, but bright colours in general look great. My favourite liveries are made up of one bright colour and one more neutral colour. For instance: the Jordan yellow and black, Arrows orange and black, Williams navy blue and white, Ferrari (±1990) red and black, Lotus gold and black.
It’s a shame that with sponsor demands bright colours are less common nowadays :(6th July 2015, 19:20 at 7:20 pm #301690
Now that’s a proper street circuit, love it.2nd July 2015, 21:22 at 9:22 pm #301347
Yeah that’s a real shame. You’d think if there’s one way to make F1 look faster it’s by having more high-speed sections with little run-off area – seems like we’re going to get neither.15th June 2015, 22:32 at 10:32 pm #300119
Cards on the table time: Trulli’s victory in 2004, made me so happy :’)15th June 2015, 17:29 at 5:29 pm #300107
I don’t know much about it either, but I know that the prize money for winning Le Mans is so ridiculously low it is essentially just a symbolic prize. Then again, winning Le Mans is a marketing gold mine so for companies such as Volkswagen it’s definitely worth throwing a lot of money at.27th May 2015, 17:13 at 5:13 pm #299118
Lenovo (electronics) with Williams.
Weibo (blogging website) with HRT.21st May 2015, 17:57 at 5:57 pm #298744
Basically a list of circuits I dislike:
1. Abu Dhabi
5. Caesar’s Palace
6. Abu Dhabi (double points)
8. Valencia street circuit
9. Istanbul Park
11. Abu Dhabi (triple points)
13. Paul Ricard
14. Abu Dhabi (quadruple points)
18. South Korea
20. Phoenix street circuit
21. Abu Dhabi (quintuple points)19th May 2015, 12:30 at 12:30 pm #298565
Toss-up between John Player and Martini I guess15th May 2015, 14:24 at 2:24 pm #298410
Regarding ‘keeping it real’, I did take into account that circuits can be upgraded to a FIA Grade 1 circuit, but that only affected one GP.
1. Australian GP, Albert Park
2. Brazil GP, Interlagos
3. San Marino GP, Imola
4. Monaco GP, Monte-Carlo
5. Portuguese GP, Portimao
6. Austrian GP, Red Bull Ring
7. British GP, Silverstone
8. German GP, Nürburgring
9. Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps
10. Italian GP, Monza
11. Canadian GP, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
12. GP of the Americas, COTA
13. Singapore GP, Marina Bay
14. Japanese GP, Suzuka
So it’s effectively a shortened calendar from around 2000, with the addition of Singapore, COTA and Portimao. Furthermore, the Brazil GP has been moved to the front, while the Canadian GP has been moved back to pair it with the US GP.
Some more notes: I did consider adding Zandvoort, but realistically it is not feasible to host a GP there, mainly due to traffic issues. Also considered a French GP, and Brands Hatch or Hockenheim as the European GP.