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3rd October 2015, 3:37 at 3:37 am #306499
I know this is a little OT, but this is one of my favourite harmless flips and finishes to a race. Christian Fittipaldi touches his teammate Pierluigi Martini on the last lap of Monza, does the flip, lands right way up and crosses the line to finish the race… albeit minus some parts.2nd October 2015, 0:59 at 12:59 am #306479
@fastiesty that F1 engine sound on guitar is amazing…
This givens me an idea, one that Bernie might appreciate. Take guitar playing wiz kids like the one @fastiesty showed, strap them to each of the F1 cars and get them to crank out some hard rocking tunes while the cars are racing, then nobody would care about sound of the F1 cars. Set it up something like this on each car:2nd October 2015, 0:46 at 12:46 am #306478
I still maintain that Hulkenberg is the best driver to have never been given the opportunity in the modern era of F1.
Vergne is someone that probably hasn’t shown enough in my view.
It would be interesting to see Perez in a top team, although some have written him off by his failed McLaren stint, I on the other hand think he’s learned from that experience and would be wiser if given the opportunity.
Verstappen while only young I also think would be great in a top team, but I wonder if he too at this early stage of his career would succumb to big team pressure like Perez did at McLaren. However, on merit this kid has the hall marks of a future champion.20th September 2015, 10:28 at 10:28 am #305555
I’ll be there, I have been to all but 2 of them since 1996…18th September 2015, 12:12 at 12:12 pm #305394
@rob91 I understand what you are saying. I remember when Pirelli first came in, everyone was sick of the Bridgestones that were so hard and slow. I suppose you cannot make everyone happy ;)16th September 2015, 10:27 at 10:27 am #305249
@rob91 Tyres have been an issue for years, going back to the 70’s as my dad constantly reminds me of issues in sportscar racing and in F1 where drivers were literally driving to the problems associated with wheels slipping on the rims, etc… In the 80’s drivers had qualifying tyres where they would push for 1 or 2 laps and then they were done for, sometimes they had problems getting the tyre to the end. In the 90’s there are countless races where Schumacher won on a 3 stop strategy because fuel/tyres were lighter/fresher than his competitors, even though he didn’t necessarily have the best car out there.
I’m not suggesting your point where the manufactured spectacle that we see with the current Pirelli’s isn’t bad for the sport, I’m just saying tyres have always played their part in the sport because like the aero, and the engine, the most amount of time can be made up in maximising the adhesion to the surface from the car with those 4 black round things. This issue we’re seeing is just a different problem.13th September 2015, 0:43 at 12:43 am #305112
My wife is huge into music and she always says that she would love to do the audio compilations on sports and she always has great suggestions. I know this might be a bit too cutting edge for Bernies taste, however, if you mix it up so the intro wasn’t too long a lead in, her suggestion was Deadmau5 – Avaritia.12th September 2015, 8:00 at 8:00 am #305040
To me the whole point of F1 (and professional sport in general) is for everyone that is competing to push to their limit and perform to the best of their ability.
@rob91 That’d be nice, however, F1 has never been this, in the 80’s fuel was a massive issue for the V12 Ferrari’s, tyres often played their part, and cars were down right unreliable. In the 90’s, strategy played more of a role, with varied pit stop strategies, in the 00’s we had michelin vs bridgestone and now we have the electric era… I cannot remember any era of F1, ones that I’ve watched, or have read about where drivers could push 100%, 100% of the time.
And it is completely normal for a F1 season to have maybe 1/4 to 1/3 good to great races, and the rest rather dull for the casual viewer but mostly still interesting to those who really follow the race.
@magnon4 I was always around F1 because my father was into it during the 80’s, but I got into it seriously in 91 and my experience has been the same. You missed the boring 92/93 seasons, where there was Williams domination via active suspension, traction control and electronic aides.11th September 2015, 13:03 at 1:03 pm #305002
Webber getting penalised for a ride back on Alonso’s car was memorable at least, that was in 2013. Webber to get grid penalty after lift from Alonso11th September 2015, 10:36 at 10:36 am #304991
If it was a case of role reversal and Lewis was behind Nico due to strange circumstances, mechanicals, etc… I couldn’t help but think that Lewis in current form could win the championship from that far back. However, Rosberg lost his chance last year, and he’ll forever regret Spa 2014.7th September 2015, 12:07 at 12:07 pm #304443
@npf1 I agree wholeheartedly, I do not see sense in bickering with outsiders about such trivial concerns. Next we’ll be concerned of the interests of ankle biters and such mundane matters…5th September 2015, 7:19 at 7:19 am #304444
I’ll be a little cheeky and add this one:
Mar 15, Formula 1 World Constructors Championship – Mecredes AMG Petronas – Round 1 of 195th September 2015, 6:59 at 6:59 am #3044421st September 2015, 10:08 at 10:08 am #304076
- 1997 – Hill drove for Arrows in a monumentally poor car, after he dominated in 1996.
- 1996 – Schumacher moved to Ferrari and started the rebuild of the Italian marque.
- 1994 – Prost retired after winning in 1993
- 1993 – Champion Mansell went to Indycar in 93 after he dominated 1992.
- 1992 – Senna was destroyed by the Active Suspension in the Williams.
I’ll leave some for other people to get ;)29th August 2015, 0:40 at 12:40 am #303914
I think its a fair penalty. While the driver shouldn’t have done it, I don’t think he had a lot of time to mull over his decision while in the heat of a tighlty contested battle.
On the other hand, the call itself is just downright blatant and stupid. He should resign, that level of stupidity and lack of ethics is beyond reason in a sport where millions of dollars are spent trying to play the game by a strict set of rules.