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Button???... Nah! Barrichello even less! Awful car, no question. Where were the stellar dr...
Button???... Nah! Barrichello even less!
Awful car, no question. Where were the stellar drives, please?
Heck, Davidson and Sato have had a more respectable season than the "works" Honda drivers... in last year's car! Honda are only leading Aguri with a fluke or two, versus Aguri's more consistent "small points" collection.
And while we're on stellar drives in awful cars, I know it was a fluke but I loved it so much: MARKUS WINKELHOCK LED A GP IN A SPYKER!!!
Tends to show the Jackie Stewart stance - spying's been in the sport forever, and almost e...
Tends to show the Jackie Stewart stance - spying's been in the sport forever, and almost every team's done it. Just fine each team 100mil and cancel all the Constructor's World Championships since 1958 (aha, Vanwall...), and all demons shall be exorcised.
On a more serious note, when a member of one team goes to another team, be it an engineer, a driver, a designer or maybe even a cleaner, does anyone here honestly think that he's going to format the hard drive in his brain of all data regarding the car he worked on at his former team???
Example: didn't some critics say that the Newey-designed Red Bull RB3 looked very "McLarenish"?
And what about all those nose cone swaps I've been seeing over the years? Benetton and Sauber mid-season of 2001 for example, the most blatant I've ever seen! The front-end difference between the Renault R25 and the McLaren MP4/20 (2005), and then the Renault R26 and McLaren MP4/21 (2006) - oh hello, these two again - also looks like a nose cone swap.
Good call, I forgot about the Fuji "four-days-later-let's-change-our-minds-about-what-happ...
Good call, I forgot about the Fuji "four-days-later-let's-change-our-minds-about-what-happened" episode.
An extraordinary meeting of myself has just been held in Rennes, France, on December 7, 20...
An extraordinary meeting of myself has just been held in Rennes, France, on December 7, 2007.
I've found the FIA and the major teams and drivers of the 2007 Formula One World Championship to be in breach of every single common sense rule out there, this over the whole of the 2007 season and off-season, and have declared F1 hopeless, therefore I cannot impose no penalty.
I'm not going to watch F1 in 2008.
Detailed reasons for this decision need not be issued, they're obvious: I'm a racing fan, I more or less enjoyed F1 over the years, and have taken lots of interest in the history of the sport. But Alonso's right: "it's not a sport" anymore.
Roll on MotoGP 2008, and I'm hoping to go to Le Mans this year aswell.
CU soon, I'm still around if historical topics arise.
As some already know, I took my decision to give up on F1 next season following the Spygat...
As some already know, I took my decision to give up on F1 next season following the Spygate 2 verdict.
I was already quite sick with the attitudes of the drivers, the top teams and, of course, the FIA. Alonso's attitude was disgraceful, the Spygate sentence was harmful to McLaren but also to the sport, Webber's attempt to change the Japanese GP results the following week was shameful, the FIA's handling of the in-team fighting at McLaren was amateurish, McLaren's appeal after the last race was an insult to those who wanted a bit of dignity with which to end the season.
When you add these up, there comes a time when you cry enough - the Spygate 2 verdict did it for me. And things are going to get worse before they get better: McLaren may appeal to try to get Renault punished (like Ferrari did), a punishment which is all the more unlikely now that Alonso has signed for the French team, McLaren's fate will be in the balance until a few weeks before round 1...
"It's not a sport anymore" said Alonso a year or two ago. He, for one, practices what he preaches. And his doctrine has more and more followers.
I spoke to a friend the other day who said "I watch F1 for the show". I answered "what's the point in a show when the results can be overturned two weeks later?" I'm just not going to put up with it.
My answer to the question "Is it possible to compare competitors from different sports?" i...
My answer to the question "Is it possible to compare competitors from different sports?" is unquestionably no. Not just because the sports are different (racing isn't quite the same on two wheels than on four, formulae with and without pitstops, 45-minute races or 3-day competitions, BTW how would you insert Endurance into your standing?), but also, and mostly, because the state of the competition in each sport is different.
After a while, the WTCC results get a tad random due to the constant weight tweaking.
The WRC currently produces no excitement, Loeb is just winning because no-one has an answer to him.
Given that the ranking is based on top-three results, I bet that Loeb will still be in front at the end of the season, while the WTCC drivers will be absolutely nowhere.
Personally though, I can guarantee that as a "better driver", I will choose the WTCC champion over Loeb, who has no opposition and produces - frankly - a boring spectacle.
It's more relevant to compare different epochs in a given formula. And even that isn't really relevant.
This kind of reminds me of "The Greatest", that I saw not that far back. And I noticed Thomas Morgenstern in the list, and I thought "Surely Janne Ahonen is a better choice for best overall ski-jumper in recent years, no?"
Fine question too. An easy question for you after answering f1junkie's: who won that race?...
Fine question too.
An easy question for you after answering f1junkie's: who won that race? (be quiet Sid ;D)
You're right, silly me, I forgot. The Constructors' championship only exists since 1958. E...
You're right, silly me, I forgot. The Constructors' championship only exists since 1958. Effectively, that reward has only existed for 50 years, I admit to messing up there...
Yes Ferrari have also had a great run in other sports too, including a run of 6 or 7 consecutive Le Mans victories, but did you know that their last outright LM win dates back to 1965? McLaren's only Le Mans win was more recent (1995)? - albeit powered by BMW! I agree, McLaren have absolutely never made their own engines, but that's the spirit of the independent manufacturer (well they were independent until Mercedes bought lots of them out...)!
"Name another team with this level of credits at the same time!"
Porsche seems the closest. 2 F1 Constructors' titles with McLaren, 3 F1 Drivers' titles, 13 Le Mans wins, numerous other endurance wins in prototypes and GTs... And what about Ford, with all those titles with Lotus, McLaren in their early years, all those wins in F1, 4 Le Mans wins, a litany of Formula Ford titles... Er that last one sounds a bit obvious doesn't it? :D
PS - Trivia: Mike Hawthorn won the Drivers' title in a Ferrari in 1958, but which team won that inaugural Constructors' crown? Try it without looking it up please... :D