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JimCrint

February 19, 2015 11:40 AM
Last Edited 64 days ago

F1 » F1: Drivers banned from in-season helmet design changes


It's clear, like in so many other aspects of life, that the wrong people run this sport. Firstly, they must think F1 fans are stupid if they truly believe we can't tell which driver is in ONE of TWO Ferraris, McLaren's, Mercedes, etc. The cars have numbers! Hello?? Secondly, with all this talk about the future of F1, one of the main things we derive from the past is the need for personalities in the sport. Or, at least, the need to allow those in the sport to express themselves fully. If Lewis chooses to have Bob Marley on his helmet, or if Vettel wants to print something about his first day at Ferrari, or if Jenson wants to raise money for charity by selling a one off design he's raced in...surely that's all about the individual character of the driver, something the public can identify with, not something that will drive people away?

JimCrint

February 17, 2015 3:02 PM
Last Edited 66 days ago

F1 » The future of F1: HAVE YOUR SAY


Why not go back to 2010 regulations? 5 drivers leading the championship, 9 leadership changes, WDC decided at the last race between three drivers, I mean, what more could you want? No DRS, no more fake overtakes and no point fighting, no KERS, no 'off the cliff' tyres, less fuel saving, and stop messing about with the regulations every year. All this constant revolution has scrambled everyone's brains! And stop the drift from the passionate European fans and circuits, with a history which everyone can relate to, to countries who's leaders have the money and want the prestige of hosting an F1 race, but who's people can't afford to go, leaving grandstands largely empty! And, for the love of God, no more soul dead, technocrat, 'the facilities are more important than the actual circuit Tilke tracks. Enough already! And, finally, no more Bernie Ecclestone. I think he and his pals have sucked enough out of this sport. Again, enough already!

JimCrint

January 24, 2015 2:55 PM

F1 » Ferrari boss calls for F1 ‘revolution’ to win back fans


At last! Somebody thinking about the whole picture! My two penneth? Go back to 2010 regulations. No KERS, no DRS, have overtaking actually mean something again, a real accomplishment. The V8s didn't sound too bad. No more Tilke circuits. Any future new circuits to be designed by different designers to promote individuality. More money for teams lower down the grid. More in season testing so we get real competition. Reduce ticket prices everywhere, but especially so that circuits in countries with a lower living standard can flourish, fans can afford to go! And Bernie has to go! No more double points, no more fake rain (ok, it didn't happen but the very idea...!), no more dictatorship. The sport should be run by the teams, with every entrant having equal voting rights, not just the top four or five ruling!

JimCrint

August 03, 2013 8:39 AM

F1 » Button aiming for Spa podium


@thepain - "...Even in the 1 year Jenson 'beat' Lewis, he got podiums...." Well, it's not surprising that Lewis got podiums in 2011 since he was driving THE SAME CAR as Jenson, a very fast McLaren!!! We've heard all these statistics before, and the same blinkered conclusion, always leaving out the fact that in every year since he came into F1, Lewis has had a race winning car (even in 2009 they turned it around to win). Jenson did not have a race winning car UNTIL 2009, his 9th year in F1 (leaving aside the freak Hungary 2006 result). It's been said before, but where was Lewis' 'driver, set-up and development ability' in 2009. The four races before he won in Hungary that year he finished no higher than 12th!!

JimCrint

August 01, 2013 9:21 PM

F1 » Button aiming for Spa podium


@roundiniho - well, as Phil Hill once said, at the end of every race you have only one winner and a whole lot of losers! This is the Red Bull era, as we had the Ferrari era, the Williams era, Lotus, etc. You just have to hand it to them, amazing consistency over 4 years (nearly 5 if you include the 2nd half of 2009). You're right, serious questions do need to be asked at McLaren, as to who's right to take the team forward. I just wonder where Paddy Lowe was in all of this. You take the fastest car at the end of last season, regulations stay the same, one year only til major engine change, and you go for a radical re-design?!? Madness! I only hope that what they've been through this year really does translate into an advantage next year, as Jenson hopes!

JimCrint

August 01, 2013 4:57 AM

F1 » Button aiming for Spa podium


This often happens, a Button thread becomes a Hamilton thread but while we're on the subject, and while I think Lewis drove flawlessly last Sunday, it has to be pointed out that, but for team orders and three retirements, Rosberg would be ahead on points as well as race wins. As for Button, he drove great last Sunday as well (there were a number of really good drives), given what he's got to work with and if they do manage to pull off a podium or two in the 2nd half of the year it would be no mean achievement!

JimCrint

August 01, 2013 4:50 AM

F1 » Button aiming for Spa podium


@icemankimi - when Lewis won the Hungarian grand prix in 2009 that McLaren was no longer a dog of a car! The previous four races Lewis finished no higher than 12th. By Hungary they sorted the car! @roundinho - how can you say that McLaren have produced a sub-par car these last three years. In 2013 it was the fastest car more often than not only let down by some poor teamwork and some dodgy parts. But it still won 7 GPs. It certainly ended the year as the fastest car. How can that e sub-par? And in 2010 Lewis went into the last race with the possibility of winning the title. Lewis could have won that title but for two reckless moves, a trait he continued well into 2011. McLaren won 5 GPs in 2010, 6 in 2011. How can this be sub-par? Help me out here?

JimCrint

July 29, 2013 5:24 PM

F1 » Hamilton triumphs in Hungary with his first win for Mercedes


I doubt if Kimi will go to Red Bull. He's got absolutely no manners and would not represent the Red Bull brand well, IMO. And there's always the danger that he may decide not to show up, just like in 2008 and 2009 (remember he did actually get fired by Ferrari). I enjoy his driving, I think he's probably the bravest driver in F1, apart from being one of the quickest. But his attitude sucks. He's got everything, has one of the best jobs in the world, and yet he makes this big show, liked he's so bored, every time he's asked a question! I find it tiresome.


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