• neil orley started the topic Spain 2016 advice in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 28 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 1 hour 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?

  • 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 1 hour, 14 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]

  • The most emotional I’ve ever been watching an F1 race was on Sunday. The minute of silence in Bianchi’s memory before the start was heart-breaking…

    Also, it was really poignant when the drivers picked up their helmets to get ready for the start, and one remained on the ground.

  • The most emotional I’ve ever been watching an F1 race was this Sunday. The minute of silence in Bianchi’s memory before the start was heart-breaking…

    Also, it was really poignant when the drivers picked up their helmets to get ready for the start, and one helmet remained on the ground.

  • I’m sad to see Renault go, but I’m pretty happy they’ve gone the way of finding a solution and/or new manufacturer immediately, rather than face into the abyss for too long. Superlicence points or not, it’s a good championship and drivers who win the title generally have been successful elsewhere, so perhaps over the years they’d still have gotten…[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, 54 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]

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