• neil orley started the topic Spain 2016 advice in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 10 minutes ago

    Hi,

    I’m trying to organise a trip to the 2016 Spanish GP as part of a family holiday but need some advice regarding coach transfers to the circuit.

    We are planning on booking a hotel in one of the resorts like Lloret de mar, calella or santa susanna but the only coach transfers I can find is using the Sagales service. Unfortunately these…[Read more]

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  • Enigma replied to the topic Each driver's worst crash in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 42 minutes ago

    @npf1 While dramatic, surely the Nurburgring crash wasn’t as bad as Silverstone last year, or Monza 2007?

  • The Hungarian Grand Prix went from one of the best trophies to one of the worst.

    2013 trophy

    2015 trophy

    What were they thinking?

  • The Hungarian Grand Prix went from one of the best trophies to one of the worst.

    2013:

    2013 trophy

    2015:

    2015 trophy

    What were they thinking?

  • Nick replied to the topic Each driver's worst crash in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 50 minutes ago

    Fernando Alonso – Brazil 2003. Crashed into debris left there by Mark Webber’s crash. Fernando’s crash ended the race, which had him miss the podium.
    Kimi Raikkonen – Europe 2005. Flat spotted his tyre, kept going and had his suspension break on the final lap. Cost him a lot of points which enabled Alonso to ease to his maiden championship more so…[Read more]

  • Nick replied to the topic Your favourite podium in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 56 minutes ago

    One of my first favorite podiums happened at the 1998 Italian GP; M Schumacher, Irvine, R Schumacher. Nothing like seeing your favorite driver win with his teammate and little brother next to him. Europe 1999 is another great one, with Herbert-Trulli-Barrichello. The 2003 Brazilian GP is a little odd in that I like the top 3 finishers, but that…[Read more]

  • 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 1 hour, 36 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]

  • 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]

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