Journeyer replied to the forum topic Political protest puts 2013 Race of Champions in doubt in the group Off-topic 1 year, 4 months ago
@scratt Thing is, the 2008 and 2010 rallies went on for three months. The King’s birthday will be the key. It’ll either kill off the protests once and for all, or give it new life.
BasCB commented on the post, Alonso: Vergne should get penalty for pit exit incident 1 year, 5 months ago
As Vergne himself has stated after the race, (explaining why HE did not think Alonso deserved a penalty) he was not making a defensive move at all @scratt.
Instead, he expected Alonso to be close but because he […]
Keith Collantine commented on the post, Alonso: Vergne should get penalty for pit exit incident 1 year, 5 months ago
It is arguable that Vergne would not have run that wide if he wasn’t “defending”.
Which is irrelevant because the rule says:
Any driver defending his position on a straight, and before any braking […]
@scratt, the fact that Kimi took the defensive line shows that he knew that Roman is close behind. He also knew that Roman was catching him up very quickly because they do look in the mirrors. If you look in the […]
he was given no information by the team
We don’t hear all the messages that are broadcast to the drivers so I wouldn’t make that assumption.
Normally drivers get messages from their race engineers […]
it would be best if we both worked on the information we had rather than giving what could be completely erroneous opinions
That’s a fair point but I don’t see it happening and besides which Lotus have […]
What definition of fast are you using?
The same definition Keith Collantine used (I even linked to the article), which stated that Vettel’s car wasn’t the fastest overall last year (never mind […]
And frankly, Newey´s cars are exactly what you say they are not.
You seem to be just assuming that any Red Bull car built by Newey is a rocketship, then? That’s just short sighted. By the same token, […]
@scratt – To even fight for the championship, never mind win one, you need the car to do so. That applies to Alonso, Hamilton, Raikkonen or Mansell as much as it does Vettel. It’s not like Red Bull have a […]
@scratt – Mansell started his career for Lotus, which could be defined as “inferior” equipement, but Mansell hardly moved mountains in that time- with no wins, only a few podiums, and losing to his teammates for […]
Paul Di Resta deserves the shot.
All he’s done is be beaten by his team-mates, believed his own hype and made excuses for his under-performance that avoid criticising the team so that he can keep […]
SoerenKaae commented on the post, Thailand now considering Phuket as Grand Prix venue 1 year, 10 months ago
Finally a knowledgable view on F1 in Thailand. There seems to be a lot of misconceptions going about, and I would like to debunk some of them:
1. Thais don’t know what Formula 1 is.
This is simply not […]
Keith Collantine commented on the post, Raikkonen and Ricciardo given two-place grid drops 1 year, 10 months ago
@scratt As I explained to you earlier it may have affected the laps of the drivers they took position from. It stands to reason that’s why the rule is there to begin with.
Max Jacobson commented on the post, Raikkonen and Ricciardo given two-place grid drops 1 year, 10 months ago
@scratt well it did break the rule and may well have affected any other’s qualifying efforts so I think the decision is reasonable. Besides, 2 places isn’t massive!
@scratt That’s why I said “could have”. But I suspect anyone who was overtaken by one of them could make a case.
Tyre temperature would be one example. If a driver appears in front of you who shouldn’t be […]
Max Jacobson commented on the post, Raikkonen: Lotus must work harder to catch Red Bull 1 year, 11 months ago
@scratt I wouldn’t: they seem to be the slacker type…
Hard work and total dedication wins you championships, just look at Red Bull.
The fall off in overall quality between 2010 and 2011 was palpable both visually and in terms of those things that a real fan would want
I consider myself to be a “real fan” of Formula 1. However, I was […]