F1 2018

Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 12:18 pm

Having listened to the first 20 minutes or so of the race on my way home from work this morning, I'll admit that the result came as a big surprise....was anybody really expecting that? :clap:
( Pointedly not saying who finished where )
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Re: F1 2018

Postby cg_341 on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 12:54 pm

Dunno, watched two Blancpain Asia races on Youtube this morning (the organisers stream them live and allow you to watch them whenever you want, totally free of charge) and now on to watching the qualifying for the 24 hours of the Nurburgring - also online, also free.

Not been a bad day of racing really, much better than paying a small fortune to watch F1!
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Re: F1 2018

Postby borismorris on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 9:57 pm

Theres ways to watch without paying y'know...

What started as a bit of a bore sprang to life in emphatic style.

Looking forward to a varied season.
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 10:54 pm

Until they slap a couple of race-bans on Max, then it'll all get boring again :lol:

I'm one of those cynics who believes Hamilton's actions so far this season are all in preparation for him jumping ship, probably to Ferrari, as he's got it into his head that he's no longer in the fastest car.
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Re: F1 2018

Postby borismorris on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 5:57 am

Hamiltons F1 career and reputation has been built on him being in the fastest car. He's not had a win in a Torro Rosso or a season in the likes of a Minardi which for me at least is why I dont hold him in the same regard as Vettel and Alonso. It doesn't help that hes less communicative than Kimi either. He will of course still be lauded as the greatest Brit ever because "stats dont lie". I'm sorry but theres half a dozen Brits he cant hold a candle to in my mind.

Still, it makes for a good season. Roll on Baku.
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Re: F1 2018

Postby speedbird2639 on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 6:34 am

Brevet Cable wrote: Hamilton's actions so far this season are all in preparation for him jumping ship, probably to Ferrari


The commentators were speculating that Ferrari are looking at trying to get Daniel Ricciardo into their team as he has been offered a new contract at Red Bull but has so far refused/ declined to sign it. That would be presumably to replace Kimi who is 39 this year but I don't see Vettel going anywhere so surely there is only one potential vacancy?

I understand things are going sour between Red Bull and Renault (again) - have they managed to source an engine to replace the TAG badged Renault yet?
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Re: F1 2018

Postby verreli on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 11:01 am

Mad Max was good entertainment.
Dani Ric was a class act.
Hamilton showed how good he is if he doesn't have the fastest car.
Vettel was unusually restrained. Bring back Red Vettel...
Kimi was still fast in his last season...?
Bottas, a No2 driver but still demonstrated podium potential.
Honda still lack power and are the fourth best engine but continue progress.
Alonso again showed his racing ability in a McLaren that is poor aerodynamically.
Williams are nowhere despite having the best engine and a chief engineer that led the Merc resurgence. Go figure.
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 27 Apr 2018, 12:47 pm

Max 'Crashappen' up to his usual form, I see :facepalm: :lol:

Ferrari decidedly out of sorts in 1P....guess they aren't using their dodgy exhaust this weekend :whistle:
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Re: F1 2018

Postby borismorris on Fri 27 Apr 2018, 1:03 pm

Early days yet BC.. better to bin it in fp1 than on race day..

I think we need more Baku-esque circuits though.. good entertainment.
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 27 Apr 2018, 1:23 pm

Luckily it's one of the races that's live on Channel 4, as it's bound to be eventful.

Alonso still seems to be out-driving the car.....wonder if he'll stay with F1 or if the rumours are true & Norris will replace him?
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 27 Apr 2018, 8:56 pm

Hmmm.....BBC saying the weather forecast for Sunday is wet & very windy.....should make things interesting if they're right.
Red flag / safety car after the very first corner ?
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Re: F1 2018

Postby cg_341 on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 7:32 am

Well the BBC said it was going to piss it down at Manchester Airport this morning so I didn't bother waking up to go and take some pictures. It's currently blue sky...
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 2:12 pm

Well, that was interesting.

Wonder if next year's Baku GP will feature a new 'escape road' section for the race, where the drivers have to go down it then reverse out again.... :lol:
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Re: F1 2018

Postby starbuck on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 2:43 pm

I thought the Torro Rosso chicane was a good new feature :lol:
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Re: F1 2018

Postby verreli on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 3:31 pm

starbuck wrote:I thought the Torro Rosso chicane was a good new feature :lol:


Hartley will be getting a reputation if he isn't careful. Remember Swerving Ervine? Hopeless Hartley? A bit unfair after so few races maybe?
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Re: F1 2018

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 6:19 pm

Found a good YouTube channel with old races.



Schumacher at his best, V10s, Murray on comms and those cars... :love: :love: :love:
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 7:24 pm

Nah....proper racing's here : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmNOUkHLytuovrmyHX4wCHk3nC82HKi-r
1960s-70s Bathurst -- big V8s, drum-brakes, pretty much bog-standard road cars......what's not to like !! :worship:
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Rampvan on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 7:41 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Nah....proper racing's here : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmNOUkHLytuovrmyHX4wCHk3nC82HKi-r
1960s-70s Bathurst -- big V8s, drum-brakes, pretty much bog-standard road cars......what's not to like !! :worship:


:surrender: lost me, whats that to do with F1 :dunno:
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 8:00 pm

It's exciting, dangerous, close racing, took real skill on an unforgiving track.......so it's everything that F1 isn't.
You'll also have noticed - if you've read this topic - that as in previous years' F1 topics, other motorsports formula ( F-E, BTCC, Indycar, WRC, WEC, BSB, WSB, etc. ) have all been discussed by various posters.
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 12:16 pm

Well, that didn't take long ! :biggrin:
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 12:38 pm

Oh, the irony.....Hamilton complaining about Vettel's antics at the restart :lol:
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 1:30 pm

:facepalm:
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 1:40 pm

:facepalm: :facepalm:

That's 2 lots of stupidity, do we get a third?
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 1:50 pm

Yep....we did !
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Domvickery on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 3:41 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Oh, the irony.....Hamilton complaining about Vettel's antics at the restart :lol:


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