Despite the obvious jokes, no doubt to be repeated when Nelson brings out his first safety car, I think he’ll do quite well in Formula E..
@craig-o Probably a few will in time, but they might find it hard going, unless some of the older drivers are losing their speed.
JackySteeg replied to the topic Russia another South Africa for F1: Why is there no talk of dropping the race already? in the forum Formula One 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
I think there’s a subtle difference between the morals of holding races in places like the US and in places like Russia. The US government has had very little involvement in the US Grand Prix. The Russian Grand Prix is, like Bahrain, a political race, heavily endorsed by the national government. Putin is heavily involved in the promotion and…[Read more]
1. Ricciardo – He has beaten a four-time world champion fair and square, and is the only driver to win a race in something other than a Mercedes.
2. Bottas – Major improvement in the last three races lifts him up to second. A couple of good performances before that as well, notably Australia, despite his mistake, and Spain.
3. Rosberg – Narrowly…[Read more]
David not Coulthard replied to the topic Russia another South Africa for F1: Why is there no talk of dropping the race already? in the forum Formula One 5 hours, 58 minutes ago
On the other hand there’s the Israel v. Palestine thing – and as far as I know there is (or at least was?) some U. S. Involvement, which assuming there indeed is might very well be a reason to cancel the race at COTA.
And the NSA, and stupid patents?
Another ex-F1 driver steps up – Nelson Piquet Jnr to test a Formula E car:
Nelson Piquet Jr to test Formula E at Donington
Current Global Rallycross championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr will drive tomorrow for Team China Racing at the official FIA Formula E test day at Donington Park, UK.
Headed up by Steven Lu and Yu Liu, Team China Racing…
dragoll replied to the topic Russia another South Africa for F1: Why is there no talk of dropping the race already? in the forum Formula One 19 hours, 8 minutes ago
I do believe if Bernie was told by the UN or by the British parliament that he was not allowed to hold the race in Russia that he would pocket whatever fees that the organisers have already given him and cancel the event. It would give Bernie the perfect out clause. However he wont cancel the race based on sentiment alone, Bahrain has already set…[Read more]
Agreed.. and if there was a fourth, then possibly Raikkonen by Grosjean, as we saw in 2013.
@kingshark Well, they both did a FP1 year with Force India.. so it depends on how they stacked up against their team-mates in those years?
What about after those three? I would bet on Kvyat, Marciello and Verstappen.. there’s too many to pick from!
andae23 replied to the topic Russia another South Africa for F1: Why is there no talk of dropping the race already? in the forum Formula One 23 hours, 44 minutes ago
Well, I’m all in favour of cancelling the race, but I just don’t see it happen – unless the sanctions against Russia suddenly start getting more severe.
Realistically, if some form of protest would materialise, it would have to come from high up. The smaller parties, sich as the teams, or the sponsors, will not have the balls to really do…[Read more]
craig-o replied to the topic What driver do you think has improved the most since last year? in the forum Formula One 1 day, 2 hours ago
Ricciardo for me. There was never any doubt over his qualifying speed, but there always remained a few question marks over his race pace. This year has hit the nail on the head for me, the boy can race.
Steph replied to the topic Russia another South Africa for F1: Why is there no talk of dropping the race already? in the forum Formula One 1 day, 2 hours ago
It is hypocritical to just single out Russia as all the countries have major human rights issues- literally every single one of them. I’m not saying that this discussion isn’t worth having as I actually think we should examine F1 and human rights issue more closely but there’s not really an argument for cancelling Russia that doesn’t apply to many…[Read more]
George replied to the topic What driver do you think has improved the most since last year? in the forum Formula One 1 day, 2 hours ago
I dont really think anyone has improved a lot over last year. Perez is getting better results but I think this car probably suits him better (quite similar to his old Sauber), and I’m still not convinced he’s gotten over his over-aggressive racing. I think Maldonado is a better driver than Massa so that would explain Bottas performing better…[Read more]
Saints replied to the topic What driver do you think has improved the most since last year? in the forum Formula One 1 day, 4 hours ago
Valtteri Bottas is really doing well compared to last year, so I’m going with him. But I also think Rosberg has improved, Ricciardo and Perez too.
Ben Rowe replied to the topic What driver do you think has improved the most since last year? in the forum Formula One 1 day, 5 hours ago
I suppose what you mean is that Bottas could well have been as good as he is now last year. It could have just been the williams he had last year that was letting him down a bit.
I think Perez is getting better than he was last year and he did very well to finnish 3rd in Bahrain.
1) Rosberg – He is in the fastest car there is and he doesn’t seem to be making the few small mistakes that Hamilton is this season.
2) Bottas – Compared to last year, Bottas is finnishing much higher up and in the last 3 races, ending up 3rd in Austria, 2nd in Britain and 2nd in Germany.
3) Hamilton – He still is doing very well considering how…[Read more]
Theo Parkinson replied to the topic What driver do you think has improved the most since last year? in the forum Formula One 1 day, 6 hours ago
I think Perez has had a big improvement in form. The drivers you listed earlier however, may have always been driving like that but only now people are starting to notice.
1. Ricciardo – This year’s standout performer. When he was signed for Red Bull last year, everyone seemed to be whining about how Red Bull had only hired him to be a whipping boy for Vettel, and that they should’ve employed Raikkonen. Ricciardo has silenced his critics perfectly.
2. Alonso – As good as ever. When you consider that there are at…[Read more]
1) Alonso – has to fight for every position and hasn’t put a wheel wrong yet. Contrast to Raikkonen just makes the car look worse and him look even better.
2) Ricciardo – has surprised almost everyone with his performances this season. The qualifying pace isn’t that surprising, but also race pace and wheel to wheel he has been exceptional.
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