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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
Last Edited 76 days ago

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.

Skooter

March 31, 2014 12:53 PM

F1 » What we learned at the Malaysian Grand Prix


What have we learned. Hummm, mmm. Lets see, two races in, and despite all the tweaking and re-designing, its still as dull as dish water. Why oh why do I keep watching it, ever in the hope that there might actually be a properly exciting race, rather than who does or doesn't break down. Who wins in the pit stops. blah blah blah. Dull dull dull. It would be more exciting if they actually raced in karts. Almost as loud too.

Skooter

March 25, 2014 9:44 AM

F1 » Promoters will walk away over sound ‘disgrace’


And so they should. And so should the fans. No fans - no sport. Only the FIA and Bernie could take something that is, lets be honest, largely dull to watch, and make it dull to listen to as well. My enduring memories of my trackside F1 experiences is the noise more than anything else. The noise is an intregal part of the race experience. So look at the first F1 race of the season, compare that to the sister two wheel championship of the first Moto GP weekend. Night and day. Nuff said. Moto GP - truly edge of the seat stuff. F1 - sadly, yawn. Wish it wasn't. But it is.

Skooter

March 28, 2014 2:04 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: The sound of a conspiracy


Irrespective of whether the sound was deliberately 'muted' for us TV viewers, those that were trackside all said the same. Its rubbish. So it makes no difference on the TV or in the flesh so to speak. As SV said - 'its s**t' And not one person disagrees. Maybe mongoose could make them a few backboxes like the neds have on their cars lime green saxo's. If any of you watched the MotoGP extra TV show, they did a little bit about Mike Hailwood. And what did they do. They played audio of his bike having its neck rung. Even just the sound was fantastic. And not a peep from the audience as they all listened intently, captivated by it. Like the sound of a Lancaster or Spitfire. Memorable and unmistakeable. F1 is no different. The FIA get it wrong time after time. Again and again. And we're expected to pay for this rubbish if you want it live. I'd be might PO'd if I was paying Sky £20 a monthy to watch this rubbish. Its not worth £20 a month. £1 a month maybe, but even thats pushing i

Skooter

March 18, 2014 2:19 PM

F1 » Ecclestone warns quieter F1 could be costly


I'm sure Bernie will blame the teams for all of this but yet again the FIA screw it up. I never saw, or heard anything in Oz that would blow my skirt up. It was dull as dish water. The only thing that made it even mderately exciting was not knowing which cars would or wouldn't conk out. If I'd paid to see the race in person in Oz, I wouldn't have been happy at the 'we can't push it to much in case we break down' kind of race. Had the teams had more than 11 days to test on track, it might have been different. How they can take a sport which, lets be honest, is largely dull to watch, unless it rains or has some other external influencing factor, and make it dull to listen to as well. One of my enduring memories of my first time at Silverstone - standing at Abbey, not knowing how loud it was about to be and having to take hold of the railing because the noise was so ear piercingly loud it was like I was losing my balance when they nailed it coming out the corner and up the hill. P

Skooter

March 18, 2014 2:22 PM

F1 » Ecclestone warns quieter F1 could be costly


Phenomenal. The pinnacle of motorsport. Yeah, sure it is. Why is it so hard to have wheel to wheel racing like the bikes do without some gadget or gizmo to try and manipulate 'exciting racing' when bike racing just is. No gizmos, not brucie points bonus for the last race, just pure flag to flag racing. If you are a 'racing' fan, bikes are the way forward. Not F1. Not the WRC. Not anythng the FIA or Bernie have influence over. Why not just have mandatory safety car periods, like the mandatory yellows of Nascar. Manufacture the interesting racing, cos its c**p otherwise. Wouldn't be happy paying £20 a month to watch it live either. Not good value for money. The only way the organiser will pay attention is if the fans stop watching it. Without the fans - whats the point.


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