• Enigma replied to the topic Your favourite podium in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 7 minutes ago

    2013 Canadian GP – the first time Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton shared the podium. Would happen later in the year again, in Spa.
    2008 Hungarian GP – Kovalainen winning from Glock and Raikkonen.
    2014 Australian GP – Rosberg joined by local hero Ricciardo (even if he would later be disqualified) on his first race for Red Bull, and Magnussen who…[Read more]

  • Nick replied to the topic Quality of F1 races in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 10 minutes ago

    I think one of the contributing factors to F1 seeming more boring now is that the fans have a lot more information. Watching a boring race in the late 90s or early 00s for me was boring, but I felt that races like that happened. You never really knew what strategy everyone was on, how much fuel they had, what tyres they were on. There was perhaps…[Read more]

  • PorscheF1 replied to the topic Your favourite podium in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 23 minutes ago

    2011 British GP – Alonso from Vettel and Webber.

  • For some reason I’ve always liked Jordan Mugen-Honda a lot, but Jordan Honda didn’t do as much for me. I also really liked the Petronas branding on the Ferrari engines in the Sauber, to the point I found it a shame Ferrari let their engines be called Ferrari for Red Bull, Spyker and Toro Rosso afterwards (I’m over it now, though). There was…[Read more]

  • Williams-Renault and McLaren-Mercedes were iconic for me growing up, but times change and now it’s Williams-Mercedes! Doubt we’ll ever see McLaren-Renault though :P

    There are some interesting combinations from the past, such as the odd Cooper-Ferrari, or ‘March-Mercedes’ which was called March-Ilmor instead. One year the Sauber-Mercedes engine…[Read more]

  • Williams-Renault and McLaren-Mercedes were iconic for me growing up, but times change and now it’s Williams-Mercedes! Doubt we’ll ever see McLaren-Renault though :P

    There are some interesting combinations from the past, such as the odd Cooper-Ferrari, or ‘March-Mercedes’ which was called March-Ilmor instead. One year the Sauber-Mercedes engine…[Read more]

  • Williams-Renault and McLaren-Mercedes were iconic for me growing up, but times change and now it’s Williams-Mercedes! Doubt we’ll ever see McLaren-Renault though :P

    There are some interesting combinations from the past, such as the odd Cooper-Ferrari, or ‘March-Mercedes’ which was called March-Ilmor instead. One year the Sauber-Mercedes engine…[Read more]

  • 1967 South African GP – Rodriguez, Love, Surtees! Love was a local privateer driver in an old Cooper-Climax – he only lost the lead as he had to do a splash and dash! Brabham & Hulme in the Brabhams had trouble which set it all up.

    1968 British GP – Siffert, Amon, Ickx – Last win for a privately entered car, Rob Walker Lotus 49b. Think a customer…[Read more]

  • I went to the 2008 British GP and was delighted to see a podium of Hamilton – Heidfeld – Barrichello. I wanted Lewis to win the race and his stunning performance in the rain was fantastic to witness, I always liked the two BMW Sauber drivers (in fact at that GP I bought a BMW team cap) and as I was in the stand at Luffield I saw his fantastic…[Read more]

  • I agree with you, Michal. I can live with a dull and processional race (and a race has to be pretty boring for me to think that) if cars and drivers are at their limits as it provides them with a chance to show the levels they can perform at, which are very impressive to an ordinary F1 fan like me. By contrast, if the race is dull and artificial,…[Read more]

  • The limits to weight distribution are for Pirelli to deliver appropriate tyres for everyone. It’s to avoid the situation when for example Mercedes has weight-distribution more rearwards and they would not sustain the tyres while e.g. Red Bull is more on the front and would not sustain if the tyres have reverse parameters.

    Changes: Less turbulent…[Read more]

  • The limits to weight distribution are for Pirelli to deliver appropriate tyres for everyone. It’s to avoid the situation when for example Mercedes has weight-distribution more rearwards and they would not sustain the tyres while e.g. Red Bull is more on the front and would not sustain if the tyres have reverse parameters.

    Changes: Less turbulent…[Read more]

  • I think the problem is about ‘spicing up the show’. Look, when we have a good race everything is OK like always was. I am sure there was fuel conservation going on yesterday but no one complains about that! However when a grand prix is boring the wave of criticism is enormous. Maybe I am mistaken but in the past when a dull race happened the…[Read more]

  • I think the problem is about ‘spicing up the show’. Look, when we have a good race everything is OK like always was. I am sure there was fuel conservation going on yesterday but no one complains about that! However when a grand prix is boring the wave of criticism is enormous. Maybe I am mistaken but in the past when a dull race happened the…[Read more]

  • Valencia 2012: Alonso – Raikkonen – Schumacher (three Ferrari drivers that one was replacing the other who was going into part retirement, also first such podium since 2006 – my first season watching F1 so it was the icing of the cake that day)

    Suzuka 2012: Vettel – Massa – Kobayashi (I haven’t appraised that much at that time as Alonso crashed…[Read more]

  • Herbert-Trulli-Barrichello, wow! That would have been one of my favourites! The best one I saw was Vettel-Massa-Kobayashi at Suzuka 2012: Massa back after two years, Kobayashi for the first time in front of his home crowd… the shivers! Alonso-Raikkonen-Massa from Spain 2013 was also nice, three drivers with a Ferrari past or present, but I…[Read more]

  • There were also a few non-DRS passes, Hulk on Kvyat, but some not seen, maybe Ricciardo lap 1, there’s also Ricciardo on Hulk, but Ham on Massa is a great pass. Technically, Bottas with a puncture overtook an ailing Mercedes? Lol.

  • There were also a few non-DRS passes, Hulk on Kvyat, but some not seen, maybe Ricciardo lap 1, there’s also Ricciardo on Hulk, but Ham on Massa is a great pass. Ricciardo on Bottas? Technically, Bottas with a puncture overtook an ailing Mercedes? Lol.

    Watching a re-run, I’m noticing even at 1/6th distance many passes in the mid-rear were never…[Read more]

  • @stigrennfahrer Didn’t start watching F1 till 1995, would love to have seen the 80’s turbo era live! But I do remember the film, this version of the music wasn’t in the film but the melody is. Quite random but a great choice of music, just as perfect as The Chain!

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