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9th March 2014, 11:35 at 11:35 am #251338
They’ll probably be the same as they are in respect of Bahrain @maciek: quiet until a week before the race, massively vocal during the week of the race and then quiet again after it.6th March 2014, 8:04 at 8:04 am #250889
Not a particularly challenging circuit, but the border crossing every lap should be interesting. The race could be called “The Grand Prix of Friendship, Respect and Mutual Appreciation among neighbours, hosted in Gibraltar”.4th March 2014, 9:37 at 9:37 am #250765
So Audi are (likely) to be grey and white with splash of red, Porsche are grey and white with a splash of red and Toyota are mainly white with a splash of red and blue. It’s a good thing the racing in WEC is good…4th March 2014, 6:52 at 6:52 am #250710
I would argue that mechanical maladies are part of the sport and should therefore be taken into account, but as it doesn’t affect the result in your alternate version of history, I’ll let it slide. I think it was pretty clear that Lauda was well on his way to his second title when he had his accident. I don’t see how the title could have gone to anyone else if you take that accident out of the equation.3rd March 2014, 11:01 at 11:01 am #250648
I’ve noticed that videos are being cut off, I only see about 2/3 of the video in the forums and on the main site (using IE 11).
EDIT: A work around is just to zoom out of the browser window, but it makes the rest of the page difficult to unreadable.25th February 2014, 14:00 at 2:00 pm #249806
@jb001 He has been outspoken in respect of his dislike of a lot of things recently…25th February 2014, 7:43 at 7:43 am #249740
He would have had to have won at Monaco to get the triple crown of motorsport. ;) A “triple crown” of IndyCar champion, F1 world champion and Le Mans winner would still be pretty impressive.25th February 2014, 5:31 at 5:31 am #249735
I was kinda hoping it was Loeb, I enjoy seeing how he does in other formulae. It’ll be interesting to see how JV does though, a lot has changed since 1995…23rd February 2014, 11:36 at 11:36 am #249599
Why not, I’m having a slow day at work. A Mercedes is going to be on pole I think and it’ll probably be Hamilton driving it. Red Bull will be able to cover a lap by the time we get to Melbourne and they’ll be able to do it quickly no doubt. Ferrari will be next ahead of McLaren, with Williams being best of the rest. So I think it’ll look something like this:
22. Chilton19th February 2014, 9:29 at 9:29 am #249049
@pielighter I think the Senna accident had more of an impact, as sad as losing Roland was. Losing the sport’s leading driver kicked everyone into action. Even a sight like seeing Martin Donnelly lying unconscious, bent and broken on the track at Jerez still strapped into his seat did little to force the sport into action. When you lose an icon, then people start to try change things. I fear if we just lost Roland the sweeping changes that were brought in may not have happened. It was the same in the 60′s and then in the 70′s, when you lose (or almost in Lauda’s case) then people start to take notice and demand change.18th February 2014, 13:52 at 1:52 pm #248997
3 dates/crashes spring to mind in the safety bit:
7 April 1968 – Jim Clark dies at Hockenheim in an F2 car. “If it could happen to him, what hope did the rest of us have?” (Chris Amon after Clark’s death) I think this more than anything pushed the safety issue for Jackie Stewart.
1 August 1976 – Niki Lauda crashes at the Nurburgring.
1 May 1994 – Senna crashes at Imola. This really forced the FIA into action after a long period without a fatality.16th February 2014, 11:31 at 11:31 am #248780
The forum posts themselves look great, nice and clean and the edit functions work well. The list of forums looks a little confusing, though that could just be my work pc (and IE 11 generally).16th February 2014, 11:01 at 11:01 am #248774
Minichamps 1/43 scale models make up the bulk of my small collection and I think they are great. Some of them may be worth something one day but I doubt they’ll ever become hyper valuable. I’ve chosen cars and drivers I love and I enjoy having them on display in my living room. It’s nice walking past the TG184 and Leyton House CG901 when you leave for work in the morning. :)
Quality wise I think the Minichamps models are by far the best. They are very accurate and just seem to be a bit more true to life than the likes of Onyx and Spark, which don’t seem to always get the cars proportions and colours right. Price wise, as @matt90 mentioned, it all depends on which car/driver/scale combination you go for. Expect to pay way more (relatively speaking) for, for example, a Senna model than you would for its Berger equivalent.9th February 2014, 7:08 at 7:08 am #247570
Red Bull: Vettel, no doubt whatsoever.
Mercedes: Still think Hamilton will just about have the edge over Rosberg.
Ferrari: Alonso. Not wait, Raikkonen. No, Alonso. Hang on, Raikkonen. Actually, it is still too close to call. But Maybe Alonso. Or Raikkonen.
Lotus: Still RoGro fo sho sho.
McLaren: I’ll stick my neck out and switch to Magnussen. McLaren haven’t been this excited about a driver since Hamilton came on the scene, so I’m hoping for good things.
Force India: Hulkenberg. Checo is good, but the Hulk is better.
Sauber: I honestly couldn’t care less, both Sutil and Gutierrez are so uninspiring. It’ll be Sutil though.
STR: Another switch, Kvyat. I’ve had a think and I honestly can’t remember being seriously impressed by Vergne at any stage over the last two seasons. His most memorable moments have been his Cevert and Alesi tribute helmets. He’s actually really lucky to still be in that seat. Kvyat looks impressive so far given his limited running. He’s been parachuted into STR ahead of some impressive talent, so that has to count for something.
Williams: Hashtag Bottas. Massa may be experienced but sadly he isn’t the driver he once was.
Marussia: Bianchi, he’s the real deal methinks and Chilton is so far out of his depth I sort of feel sorry him.
Caterham: Kobayashi. Ericsson hasn’t lived up to the promise of his early career.6th February 2014, 10:04 at 10:04 am #248515
Hang on, 50 billion USD? If the Olympics was a country it would have about the 75th largest GDP in the world (about the same as places like Guatamala and Luxembourg). That can’t be right surely.