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Skooter

October 20, 2014 4:42 PM

F1 » Wolff to be first woman at Race of Champions


Is she there because she's a champion, or because she's a woman. Sadly, the latter cos she ain't no champion. I actually think it does more harm than good giving women these chances just because of their gender. Its almost a case of we know you aren't that good really, but you can drive moderately well, so we'll give you the chance all the same because it looks good. Quite demeaning in itself. Richard, I don't think Michelle Mouton competed in the ROC, she was one of the people that formed it but she'd long retired. And she also wasn't a champion. At least not in the WRC, or Group B as it was then, when rallying was fun to watch. But thats a different forum discussion.

Skooter

October 21, 2014 12:58 PM

F1 » Wolff to be first woman at Race of Champions


richard: skooter. if memory serves me correctly, she arranged and participated in the first event in the canaries
To be honest, I'm not totally sure, having checked the world according to wiki,which is, as we all know, never inaccurate, it was only the eight world champions from 79 to 88. Waldegard, Rohrl, Vatanen, Mikkola, Blomqvist, Salonen, Kankkunen and Biasion. Kankkunen beat Salonen to become the first "Champion of Champions".

Skooter

September 16, 2014 12:43 PM

F1 » FIA clarifies F1 team radio restrictions


Ah the joy of F1 and its volumes of rules. If it wasn't for all the rules governing this and that, they might actually be able to race sometime. F1 has far too many rules and regulations about what can or cannot happen on track. It stiffles the freedom for drivers to be able to drive flat out flag to flag. Fuel, tyres, pit stops etc etc, all have to be 'managed' to get the best performance overall rather than who is simply the fastest.

Skooter

June 11, 2014 1:00 PM

F1 » Haas wants Patrick in F1 team


"so indeed she's got a lot of attributes that would be good to have.” Yup I can think of one or two attributes that would be nice to have around, just a pity being a world champion standard driver isn't one of them. I think it makes a mockery of the whole thing when drivers get to buy their seats, or get put in a car just because of gender. Its supposed to be the pinnacle of motor racing. So the seats should be occupied by those good enough, not those that can afford it or are the current hot marketing property. By all means give her or any woman an F1 seat, but only if it's done on merit, not gender. Winning just a couple of races does not make a world champion. If she was going to make it, she'd have done it by now.

Skooter

May 13, 2014 2:29 PM

F1 » Ferrari ‘must step up a gear immediately’


Yes, Ferrari need to step it up. But so does every other team. One team getting a jump at the start of the season is nothing new, its always happened. The difference now, for all teams, realistically, what can they do once the season has started. The lack of in season testing doesn't allow any team to throw money at their cars, test them, develop them to close that gap. Long gone are the days of teams being able to test endlessly to catch the season break away team. As far as I'm concerned, the 2014 season is all but over already, five races in. No team will catch Mercedes because they can't test and develop. Okay the FIA needed to cap the budget spending. At the cost of the title race. Has the budget caps brought the smaller teams into contention with the bigger teams. Nope, not really. The gap still exisits. But I'm sure the FIA know what they're doing.

Skooter

May 13, 2014 10:57 PM
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F1 » Ferrari ‘must step up a gear immediately’


Prof x, I kind of agree with you there. But for the avoidance of doubt, I don't think the fia know what they're doing. It was unmitigated sarcasm. I agree there needs to be more risk, but that's not going to happen because if a driver tries a bit of hard racing, causes an 'avoidable collision' they get a 10 place penalty at the next race. It's not worth the risk. And it's not true racing. I've said many times before, if it's pure racing we crave, bikes are the only way forward. There is never any suggestion of team orders, just season long racing. And nothing like the rules to penalise riders for trading paint. It's that that has us leaping out our seats. I've watched f1 for years, ever the optimist, but usually disappointed. Okay everyone is going on about how good Bahrain was, yes, but it was manipulated by the safety car. Let's not get too excited about that. No safety car, no NR/LH wheel to wheel racing. The credit there has to go to Mercedes for letting them race. Other teams take

Skooter

April 04, 2014 10:40 AM

F1 » Hamilton certain of no Rosberg issues


Hmmm, can't see it some how. LH seems to fall out with pretty much everyone he goes up against, team mate or not. Patience will wear thin, NR will be determined to get his first title, and LH will be determined to prove his first one wasn't just luck. He still sees himself as the blue eyed boy. And he's not. He rubs everyone up the wrong way. take the recent statement about 'everything happens for a reason' and the skiing photos he shared with us the day after Schumacher's accident. Clearly done to court controversy and then backs off and takes the tact of who? me?, never. A quick driver he may be, a gentleman he is not.


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