• I’m pretty sure the FIA is doing its best with promoting its own championship by awarding more points for a superlicense for a GP2 champion than a FR3.5 champion. It’d be unwise to give the winning driver money, as there is no guarantee they will go to another FIA sanctioned championship (Renault awards the winners of the FR2.0 championship, but…[Read more]

  • @KeithCollantine To be frank, I don’t remember where I got the €300 figure from, what @dirksen posted is correct for the current year. As he said, the prices vary from provider to provider, as seen in As before, most providers allow monthly cancellation, so it’d be possible to pay for March through November only. It also seems to be possible to…[Read more]

  • Really digging the livery, it looks so much better without all the ‘implied gold’ streaks and red everywhere.

  • RIP in peace F1.

    1950-1938 (because 1938 is when real grand prix racing died.)[/sarcasm]

  • Not the biggest Lotus fan, but I’d imagine they’d get a driver with more money and more talent.

    Than Palmer, that is. Palmer is the next in a long line of drivers who stuck around long enough in GP2 to win on […]

  • Nick replied to the topic Ideal formula one game in the forum Formula One 1 week, 1 day ago

    Personally I’d very much enjoy a Gran Turismo/Forza type game, but instead of leagues, seasons or scenarios. Not a career option with the right cars per se (ie: you start in 1993 and the cars of your second season are actual 1994 cars, like F1 Season Challenge) but being able to both enter a season as yourself or a particular driver, in a free…[Read more]

  • Nick replied to the topic Different team champions in the forum Formula One 1 week, 1 day ago

    Often the best team employs 2 very good drivers, or at least 2 driver that can take maximum advantage of its performance. If you look at the 1994 season, Williams had a better pairing most times out than Benetton (with Schumacher missing out on a few races) and arguably had a better car in some races. In 2008, McLaren and Ferrari weren’t that far…[Read more]

  • @optimaximal The administrators have been selling Marussia’s equipment, though. In some cases, a last minute save after some of the property has been sold involves larger numbers as the value of the company is […]

  • Nick replied to the topic The enigma that is Alonso in the forum Formula One 1 week, 1 day ago

    I wouldn’t say he’s out of time. He’s 33 right now, Damon Hill was 34 before he even fought for the 1994 title and was 36 upon winning the 1996 title. Alain Prost was 38 when he won the 1993 title, though both were in cars in a class of their own (yet, Hill’s fights in the 2 years before and Prost’s other 3 titles makes these titles less…[Read more]

  • Nick replied to the topic Has Formula 1 failed? in the forum Formula One 1 week, 1 day ago

    @andae23

    There seems to be no line in F1’s leadership.

    Pretty much this. F1 is going in too many directions, pandering to too many audiences in too many ways while alienating a lot of not only its history, but also other parts of the things it strives to be.

    I’d personally say the main problem is that there are too many captains on deck. There…[Read more]

  • Caterham were allowed to use their 2014 car in 2015 last December, Marussia could probably get the same treatment.

    I think the problem is not with having a base, cars and staff. HRT had a minimal base with […]

  • “This is the part where I’m already bored with this track.”

  • I’ve sat in a Sauber C12 (1994 car, but with 1995 livery) at a chance event in 1998 at the Famila Park in Leer, Germany. I was just getting into F1 and my parents had no idea that there were several F1 cars on display, though I only really remember the C12 and perhaps a Ferrari 312T of some kind, but there was a security line around the car.

    I’ve…[Read more]

  • Nick replied to the topic The enigma that is Alonso in the forum Formula One 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    @junior-pilot

    His restlessness and inability to settle anywhere will have cost him the chance to win a third title.

    I’m not sure if an ability to settle somewhere is really the problem. Had he remained at McLaren, titles in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014 would have been very unlikely. Had he stayed at Enstone, he would have been lucky to win more…[Read more]

  • Alonso and McLaren clashing in 2007 is hardly a completely rational decision from any party involved. Casting aside your feelings and doubts can play a lot harder with your state of mind than speaking up and causing problems can. Had Alonso not caused a scene in 2007, he would have been immensely uncomfortable in 2008 and probably would have ended…[Read more]

  • Alonso and McLaren clashing in 2007 is hardly a completely rational decision from any party involved. Casting aside your feelings and doubts can play a lot harder with your state of mind than speaking up and causing problems can. Had Alonso not caused a scene in 2007, he could have been immensely uncomfortable in 2008 and probably could have ended…[Read more]

  • Alonso and McLaren clashing in 2007 is hardly a completely rational decision from any party involved. Casting aside your feelings and doubts can play a lot harder with your state of mind than speaking up and causing problems can. Had Alonso not caused a scene in 2007, he could have been immensely uncomfortable in 2008 and probably could have ended…[Read more]

  • BAR was a ‘poor team’? Renault was a ‘poor team’? Sauber was a ‘poor team’?

    I think you found out what he’s smoking..

  • Where to start?

    Ferrari is making me, a fan since 8 years old (24 now) more and more cynical. Every year is a year of recovery, every year is going to better than the last, every year they think they’ve got it […]

  • Nick replied to the topic Track designing contest in the forum Formula One 1 month, 1 week ago

    Squirrel Creek Raceway, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6498200

    Track itself if 5.1 kilometers long, the other stuff is there because I nearly forgot to draw a pitlane. It’s been a while since I entered in one of these! Track is somewhat inspired by Magny Course and Istanbul Park.

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