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Title: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 11, 2010, 11:14:58 PM
This coming Sunday (next Sunday as of today, Friday  lol: ) 14th Feb.
11:00 am kick off I think.

I'm actually looking forward to this season as I think it could turn out to be quite toasty entertainment for a change.

Who's going to win the crown this time then ey?  rubschin:

My money unfortunately is on that nasty little prick Alonso. evil:

Don't rule out the Brits or Shuey either.
Bring it on! happy088
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 12, 2010, 09:23:59 AM
Alonso 2nd in first practice this morning.
Get down to Ladbrokes now for a long term punt I reckon....unfortunately. ::)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Nick on March 12, 2010, 10:51:12 AM
I see this thread is so unpopular that Growler has to reply to himself  noooo:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 12, 2010, 10:51:56 AM
Surely it is only right that it goes round in a loop  whistle:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Nick on March 12, 2010, 10:52:38 AM
 drumroll:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 12, 2010, 10:55:41 AM
I see this thread is so unpopular that Growler has to reply to himself  noooo:

Bit like yerself then really. ::)
So unpopular you have to talk to yerself.

Piss off if you don't like it. cussing:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Nick on March 12, 2010, 10:57:43 AM
 sad32:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 12, 2010, 11:10:52 AM
sad32:

Oh ffs. ::)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 27, 2010, 10:33:28 PM
I'm going to give this procession one more viewing, and if things aren't significantly more flamin' interesting than the opening round, they can stuff it...not that you lot are interested anyway of course. ::)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 28, 2010, 09:45:11 AM
Hi Growler. Good race that wan'it?
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 28, 2010, 09:45:30 AM
Hi Growler. Good race that wan'it?

Yup!
Hamilton was understandably furious over the totally uneccessary tyre change though wasn't he? Angry9:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: tel on March 28, 2010, 09:46:40 AM
Hamilton's a happy bunny.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 28, 2010, 09:48:22 AM
Hamilton's a happy bunny.

Scuse me, this is my thread where I talk to meself like, ok? ::)

He was indeed understandably angry though. Drove a fine race too.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: tel on March 28, 2010, 09:49:09 AM
How do you know you are talking to yourself?
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 28, 2010, 09:58:45 AM
How do you know you are talking to yourself?

Cus I can 'ear voices in me 'ed.

Nick sez so anyway, and he's always right. ::)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Snoopy on March 28, 2010, 10:39:27 AM
Didn't watch the race but did hear the result on the wireless this morning.  happy088
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Nick on March 28, 2010, 10:46:24 AM
How do you know you are talking to yourself?

Cus I can 'ear voices in me 'ed.

Nick sez so anyway, and he's always right. ::)

Growler comes to his senses  cloud9:   (briefly)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 28, 2010, 10:48:05 AM
Didn't watch the race but did hear the result on the wireless this morning.  happy088

Was actualy quite exciting tbh, but only the weather can take the credit for that.

ALL tracks shoud be soaked just before F1 races.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on March 28, 2010, 10:49:05 AM
Didn't watch the race but did hear the result on the wireless this morning.  happy088

Was actualy quite exciting tbh, but only the weather can take the credit for that.

ALL tracks shoud be soaked just before F1 races.

I totally agree  happy088
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 28, 2010, 10:49:37 AM
How do you know you are talking to yourself?

Cus I can 'ear voices in me 'ed.

Nick sez so anyway, and he's always right. ::)

Growler comes to his senses  cloud9:   (briefly)

Great tit. I was actually being sarcastic believe it or not. ::)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 28, 2010, 10:54:10 AM
Didn't watch the race but did hear the result on the wireless this morning.  happy088

Was actualy quite exciting tbh, but only the weather can take the credit for that.

ALL tracks shoud be soaked just before F1 races.

I totally agree  happy088

A appreciate that in the likes of Dubai etc, with temperatures hovering around 35-40c, the track would dry out mighty fast, but a few dozen bowsers dumping thousands of gallons on the track just minutes before the start would lead to a fantastic spectacle initially.
No doubt the 'Association of Far East Tree Huggers and Preservation Society' would have a slightly different outlook on my proposal though. ::)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Snoopy on March 28, 2010, 11:11:37 AM
The idea of racing only on a wet track would confirm my suspicion that motor racing fans are more interested in the crashes than anything.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on March 28, 2010, 11:18:03 AM
The idea of racing only on a wet track would confirm my suspicion that motor racing fans are more interested in the crashes than anything.

Not so. Wet tracks make for a more level playing field - the superiority of any given machinery is negated to a great extent and simply leaves the skill of the rider/driver as the primary factor in the outcome.

Although the crashes are good.  redface:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Nick on March 28, 2010, 11:18:19 AM
Far too few crashes these days, they could be making a mahoosive contribution to the world of Bingo  noooo:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 28, 2010, 11:27:39 AM
The idea of racing only on a wet track would confirm my suspicion that motor racing fans are more interested in the crashes than anything.

Not so. Wet tracks make for a more level playing field - the superiority of any given machinery is negated to a great extent and simply leaves the skill of the rider/driver as the primary factor in the outcome.

Although the crashes are good.  redface:

Absolutely and 100% correct Moaniomondo. happy088

Sorry Snoops, but whilst there may in fact be a bit of truth in your statement, the TRUE fans of motor sport want and need to watch fully entertaining skillful and close exciting race.
 A wet track will provide that as was the case today.

You'll have to bow to Moanio's and my superior knowledge on this matter on this occassion. cloud9:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Snoopy on March 28, 2010, 11:29:37 AM
 worthy: worthy:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on March 28, 2010, 11:55:46 AM
As demonstrated here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC7-qvBZbZw

Shane Byrne on a crock of a bike (I think my old Triumph is faster) built up a lead of nearly a minute purely because he can ride in the wet. The others, on far, far superior machinery simply couldn't keep up. He finished 2nd in the race because his stoopid team kept him out too long when the track dried.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 28, 2010, 12:02:24 PM
worthy: worthy:
That's most excellent, and thank you. lol:

Skill and exciting wheel to wheel racing is what we yearn for, NOT the lucky one who simply leads a procession in the best and fastest car/bike /whatever. noooo:

The BTCC usually provides such enjoyment, as does the 24hour race at the Nurburgring that I attend every year....only 6 weeks to go! cloud9:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Pastis on March 28, 2010, 05:37:33 PM
Shite!  Missed it  cry:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 28, 2010, 08:51:20 PM
Far too few crashes these days, they could be making a mahoosive contribution to the world of Bingo  noooo:

...and far too much crap being emitted by your overly excitable mind and gob these days too, so stf right up, ok? happy088
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 28, 2010, 08:53:55 PM
Shite!  Missed it  cry:

Have you checked the listings for a repeat Pasties?
It was on again at lunchtime, I know that, but that doesn't really help now does it. noooo:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 28, 2010, 08:57:53 PM
Pasties! It's on i player!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rs1nc/Formula_1_2010_The_Australian_Grand_Prix/

Probably only be on for a day or two mind, so sit yerself down with a nice bottle of single (on the house like) and enjoy it.
Lafin'! eastdrink048
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Pastis on March 29, 2010, 08:49:59 AM
Ta!  happy088
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 29, 2010, 09:04:43 AM
Ta!  happy088

Good wan'it? happy088

I seriously think they should introduce a sprinkler system on F1 circuits. rubschin:

Didn't see the Superbikes race. Any good Moanyio?

Had our very own local motorbike racing going on 'round 'ere yesterday.
The annual acting like a complete and utter dick on a motorcycle Easter Egg charity bike run.
All you could hear all day long were bikers 'screwing the nuts' off their bikes at 13,000 rpm in the 30 and 40 limits. ::)
I suspect the local rozzers made a financial killing again.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on March 30, 2010, 08:33:55 AM
Ta!  happy088

Good wan'it? happy088

I seriously think they should introduce a sprinkler system on F1 circuits. rubschin:

Didn't see the Superbikes race. Any good Moanyio?

Had our very own local motorbike racing going on 'round 'ere yesterday.
The annual acting like a complete and utter dick on a motorcycle Easter Egg charity bike run.
All you could hear all day long were bikers 'screwing the nuts' off their bikes at 13,000 rpm in the 30 and 40 limits. ::)
I suspect the local rozzers made a financial killing again.


The 2 Superbike races were OK, but I've seen better. My man Shakey Byrne needs to pick up 0.5 sec per lap to be competitive - still loads of time to go, though.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on April 05, 2010, 09:04:03 AM
Almost as boring as the Oz race. Procession again, bar one or two engine failures and some early overtaking.

Boring boring.
Sprinkler system is the way forward. I'll get in touch with Bernie about it. happy088
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: tel on September 09, 2010, 05:33:22 PM
Anybody been able to get on the FIA site?

Doesn't seem at all responsive since yesterdays decision about team orders - wonder why.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on September 09, 2010, 09:27:49 PM
Anybody been able to get on the FIA site?

Doesn't seem at all responsive since yesterdays decision about team orders - wonder why.

Here you go big boy.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/09092010/23/fia-publishes-full-ferrari-ruling.html
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: smallpint on November 10, 2010, 11:29:43 PM
I'm dead excited, as the Season draws to a close.  My Son is pretty eager for Hamilton to win, I just want the best driver to win.  ;)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on November 10, 2010, 11:36:48 PM
Unfortunately even Hamilton doesn't rate his chances. Been a good season though.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on November 10, 2010, 11:52:39 PM
Hammy needs to finish at least 4th to stand any remorte chance of winning the title.
Can't see the other 3 contenders failing though tbh.

Has actually been quite a good season this year.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: smallpint on November 11, 2010, 12:43:58 AM
Personally, Webber is my favourite to win, he really wants this title.  Vettel also deserves to win, but only the best man will win.   

I don't care who wins, as long as it's a good race.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on November 14, 2010, 10:13:36 AM
My prediction.

Vettel to win, Hamilton second, Alonso 3rd, thus Alonso will very unfortunately be the world champ by 3:00pm this avvy. Banghead
Can't see Hamilton receiving the incredible dollop of  luck he now needs to win the championship, and Webber has blown it now sadly I fear.  ::)
I shall turn the tv off as soon as it's impossible for anyone other than Alonso to win it.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: tel on November 14, 2010, 12:37:27 PM
How many do you think will finish the race?
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Snoopy on November 14, 2010, 12:55:46 PM


What's this tel? Spread betting?
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on November 14, 2010, 04:59:53 PM
Not a bad result that tbh.
Would have preffered Hammy or Webber obviously, but the young Geeeeerman is a seemingly nice lad that comes over pdg really.

So satisfying to see Alonso hurling his dummy and teddy out of the car on the parade lap, and even better seeing Petrov swerving his car towards the nasty little spick prick as though to say, DON'T wave yer fist at me you nasty cheating whinging whining twat. eveilgrin:

Petrov is my new best friend. cloud9:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Barman on February 24, 2011, 03:14:33 PM
Line up for the Grand Prix this weekend!

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F8ojqaddw%2FBahrain_F1.jpg&hash=9fbabd27c08860531634c96d300d7e88) (http://postimage.org/image/8ojqaddw/)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Pastis on February 24, 2011, 05:50:40 PM
 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Barman on March 23, 2011, 07:30:07 AM
What is all this bollix about spraying water o9n the track to make it more exciting? It'll be like 'It's a Knockout' with teams playing their joker and stuff next...  noooo:

Just ban pit stops and make them carry a full fuel load on one set of tyres - they'll have to akchoewlee race each other then and not rely on 'tactics' as they so often do now...

Simples!  cool14:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 23, 2011, 08:16:13 AM
Just make it like a demolition derby - would be much more fun.

Instead of 50 odd laps of - "oh look the person who was in pole position is still there, although a couple of overtakes have occurred and some new wheels have been put on "  sleep017
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Nick on March 23, 2011, 08:18:07 AM
maybe they could tie the cars to bungee jump stretchy thingies.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Snoopy on March 23, 2011, 08:23:00 AM
Steeple chase stylee would be good to watch.



"And they are coming up to the first hurdle,Oh Dear! Red Bull has unseated his driver and is now driverless but still keeping up with the pack"
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Barman on March 23, 2011, 10:04:33 AM
maybe they could tie the cars to bungee jump stretchy thingies.

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: beerhead on March 28, 2011, 03:52:49 PM
I agree with Barman. I want to see one race, not a series of sprints. And dump all the telemetry and the wings. I wanna see some sideways action !
This last race was as dull as last season.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on March 28, 2011, 04:21:42 PM
This last race was as dull as last season.


So... that's not dull at all.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Barman on March 29, 2011, 07:26:38 AM
I was listening to the pre-race build-up on the wireless and it does all sound a bit 'Whacky Races' with this new wing thing that only works if you are a second behind at the last bend or whatever... plus the energy recycling thing to boost BHP for a short period... Plus up to FOUR bastard pit stops this year they reckon... doh:

Just let the bastards race... and as for technology, just limit the engine size and let them do whatever they want beyond that... turbo charging, traction control, whatever... but ONE set of tires and no re-fuelling.... The technology all evens out in the end and ther skill of the driver will become important again....  happy088

Then I might bother watching it...  ;)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Miss Demeanour on March 29, 2011, 08:33:40 AM
Might as well just have a game of Scalextric ...much more fun  cloud9:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on March 29, 2011, 08:34:08 AM
I think you'll find that refueling isn't allowed this season. Tyres wear so need changing but there are rules and restrictions on their use. I as far as I can see the driver's skill is always the deciding factor. I doubt any of us could drive an F1 car out of the pit lane let alone race.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Barman on March 29, 2011, 08:54:09 AM
Might as well just have a game of Scalextric ...much more fun  cloud9:

It remonded me of that... I used to have a 'Scalextric' stylee thing when I was a boy... it had a slot track but the car hat batteries instead of picking power up from the track... and you had buttons on the side so you could change the route and re-direct your opponent... With hindsight it was more of a cops and robbers game than a F1 thing... or I might have imagined it....  rubschin:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Barman on March 29, 2011, 08:54:32 AM
I think you'll find that refueling isn't allowed this season. Tyres wear so need changing but there are rules and restrictions on their use. I as far as I can see the driver's skill is always the deciding factor. I doubt any of us could drive an F1 car out of the pit lane let alone race.

Harder tyres then...  whistle:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Nick on March 29, 2011, 09:12:17 AM
Might as well just have a game of Scalextric ...much more fun  cloud9:

It remonded me of that... I used to have a 'Scalextric' stylee thing when I was a boy... it had a slot track but the car hat batteries instead of picking power up from the track... and you had buttons on the side so you could change the route and re-direct your opponent... With hindsight it was more of a cops and robbers game than a F1 thing... or I might have imagined it....  rubschin:

An imaginary Scalextric set you say  rubschin:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Barman on March 29, 2011, 10:59:08 AM
Might as well just have a game of Scalextric ...much more fun  cloud9:

It remonded me of that... I used to have a 'Scalextric' stylee thing when I was a boy... it had a slot track but the car hat batteries instead of picking power up from the track... and you had buttons on the side so you could change the route and re-direct your opponent... With hindsight it was more of a cops and robbers game than a F1 thing... or I might have imagined it....  rubschin:

An imaginary Scalextric set you say  rubschin:

Yes, it came down from the ceiling when I pressed a special button!  point:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Snoopy on March 29, 2011, 11:04:16 AM
I think you'll find that refueling isn't allowed this season. Tyres wear so need changing but there are rules and restrictions on their use. I as far as I can see the driver's skill is always the deciding factor. I doubt any of us could drive an F1 car out of the pit lane let alone race.

Harder tyres then...  whistle:


I am not looking to prolong the argument but the new roolz do state that they MUST use both hard and soft compound tyres during the race so at least one tyre change is mandatory. Exceptions can be made, at the race stewards' discretion, in the event of rain during the race.

As far as I understand it the rule changes over the last 10 years or so have been driven firstly by a desire to prevent death and/or serious injury but latterly the impetus has been to try to even out the technical superiority of one vehicle over another and make it more of a driver skills competition. Of course the "teams" have resisted this as they know that a tweak here and there, using modern computer designed equipment, can make a difference. At the end of the day it is the motor manufacturers who want to sell more cars that put up the money to prove that their vehicle is superior. Many of the things, ABS, Power Steering, etc. that we take for granted and have all become common place on the cars we buy, have first been developed for racing cars.

All that said I still maintain that the chance of a "pile up" is the main reason most of us watch what has become, for many, only marginally less boring than listening to snooker on the wireless. Personally I'd rather watch horse racing or a game of football and I am not that fond of either sport but they do still depend on the skill of the riders and players far more that the latest bit of technology.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Barman on March 29, 2011, 11:10:17 AM
I think you'll find that refueling isn't allowed this season. Tyres wear so need changing but there are rules and restrictions on their use. I as far as I can see the driver's skill is always the deciding factor. I doubt any of us could drive an F1 car out of the pit lane let alone race.

Harder tyres then...  whistle:


I am not looking to prolong the argument but the new roolz do state that they MUST use both hard and soft compound tyres during the race so at least one tyre change is mandatory. Exceptions can be made, at the race stewards' discretion, in the event of rain during the race.

As far as I understand it the rule changes over the last 10 years or so have been driven firstly by a desire to prevent death and/or serious injury but latterly the impetus has been to try to even out the technical superiority of one vehicle over another and make it more of a driver skills competition. Of course the "teams" have resisted this as they know that a tweak here and there, using modern computer designed equipment, can make a difference. At the end of the day it is the motor manufacturers who want to sell more cars that put up the money to prove that their vehicle is superior. Many of the things, ABS, Power Steering, etc. that we take for granted and have all become common place on the cars we buy, have first been developed for racing cars.

All that said I still maintain that the chance of a "pile up" is the main reason most of us watch what has become, for many, only marginally less boring than listening to snooker on the wireless. Personally I'd rather watch horse racing or a game of football and I am not that fond of either sport but they do still depend on the skill of the riders and players far more that the latest bit of technology.

I agree with you...

And I see no reason why they have to keep nipping in and out of the pits - unless the driver needs a slash it should be unnecessary....

A race with harder tyres and no pitting (unless they had a puncture or the driver needed a piss) would be much mo0re exciting... I suspect the only reason they have this (ridiculous) mandatory tyre change is because the whole procession is sooooo predictable and boring after the first corner...
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Snoopy on March 29, 2011, 11:19:02 AM
I did watch last weekend's race and there seemed to me to be more bumps than last year .... mainly, I thought, because of the new roolz which made the drivers take risks that they didn't need to take last season. Red Bull clearly have "something extra" going for their car .... as Lewis Hamilton was the first to suggest in his apres race interview.

There is certainly a measure of skill and strength needed in the driver's seat that the average motorist lacks and the drivers do have to be willing to take the chance of injury or worse that many of us would not want to take but then for the money they get they have every reason to...... That said I have seen some bloody lunatics on the public roads who seem to have the same mind-set but not the skills or the vehicles to handle it.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 10, 2011, 07:56:54 AM
Malaysian Grand Prix just about to start.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on April 10, 2011, 08:23:07 AM
Vettel pulling away again  cussing:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 12, 2011, 06:53:50 PM
Rain at the Canadian GP ~ BBC twiddling their thumbs (as am I)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Pastis on June 12, 2011, 06:59:45 PM
I thought that Blackbird on the track was in Ferrari colours  whistle:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Snoopy on June 13, 2011, 07:11:20 AM
Were these people watching the same race?

Quote
Jenson Button wins stunning Canadian Grand Prix


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9511066.stm
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: tel on June 13, 2011, 07:53:20 AM
I am amazed the Beeb stuck with it to the end.

Longest GP I've ever seen, really enjoyed it for some perverse reason.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 13, 2011, 09:17:00 AM
I believe they are contractually obliged to. I enjoyed it despite shouting at the safety car.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 20, 2011, 06:33:59 PM
Enjoy the beeb coverage while it lasts, you may not have it for much longer.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2005473/BBC-axe-Formula-1-coverage-niche-digital-shows-Come-Clog-Dancing.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2005473/BBC-axe-Formula-1-coverage-niche-digital-shows-Come-Clog-Dancing.html)

Does anyone actually watch BBC4?  noooo:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on July 29, 2011, 05:27:46 PM
Only half right GM ~ BBC and Sky awarded rights in new Formula 1 deal  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9550930.stm)

Bloody Sky TV  cussing:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on July 29, 2011, 06:48:31 PM
Only half right GM ~ BBC and Sky awarded rights in new Formula 1 deal  ([url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9550930.stm[/url])

Bloody Sky TV  cussing:


Agree wholeheartedly, but it's going down the pan anyway.
Hardly ever watch it now tbh
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Pastis on July 31, 2011, 02:55:08 PM
Might have to watch the highlights of today's Hungarian on Beeb3 later; by all accounts a clever bit of driving from JB and another British win.  happy088
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on July 31, 2011, 06:05:43 PM
Made far more interesting because of the changing weather and changes in strategy, twas like a game of high speed chess
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 31, 2011, 06:06:31 PM
 sleep021

Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on July 31, 2011, 06:59:35 PM
I tend to feel that way about it too Miss D, but it was on when I came in from the garden and they were just about to start. I thought I'd watch the first couple of laps as that's when any action happens (I think 99% watch for the accidents) but for once it wasn't a procession after corner one. I watched till the end.

The coldframes will progress further during the week  redface:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 31, 2011, 07:01:52 PM
OK - as it's you I'll take your word for it  8)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on July 31, 2011, 08:40:43 PM
Quite right, trust me, I' a man  ;)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on August 02, 2011, 09:48:20 PM
Can we have a whipround for "poor Murray",  he can't afford Sky  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/formula_one/14367183.stm)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Pastis on April 21, 2012, 05:05:01 PM
I keep on hearing stuff about the F1 in Bahrain and its capital Manama ...   Earworm alert  razz:

Muppet Show - Mahna Mahna...m HD 720p bacco... Original! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N_tupPBtWQ#ws)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Nick on April 21, 2012, 05:15:52 PM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on September 28, 2012, 08:29:54 AM
http://sportinglife.aol.co.uk/formula-1/news/article/24731/8115148/hamilton-set-to-join-mercedes?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk-ws-bb%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D129462 (http://sportinglife.aol.co.uk/formula-1/news/article/24731/8115148/hamilton-set-to-join-mercedes?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk-ws-bb%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D129462)

 eeek:

Why FFS!!? Banghead

Like Hammy, but this is crazy.
Can't be the money surely? They earn staggering amounts already so cannot see that being the reason.

Merc have shown to be crap for several years now, winning just one race in the last 2 years iirc.
Probably going to say he needs a new challenge or some other such crap. Banghead

Very disappointed. confused:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on September 28, 2012, 09:48:43 AM
[url]http://sportinglife.aol.co.uk/formula-1/news/article/24731/8115148/hamilton-set-to-join-mercedes?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk-ws-bb%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D129462[/url] ([url]http://sportinglife.aol.co.uk/formula-1/news/article/24731/8115148/hamilton-set-to-join-mercedes?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk-ws-bb%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D129462[/url])

 eeek:

Why FFS!!? Banghead

Like Hammy, but this is crazy.
Can't be the money surely? They earn staggering amounts already so cannot see that being the reason.

Merc have shown to be crap for several years now, winning just one race in the last 2 years iirc.
Probably going to say he needs a new challenge or some other such crap. Banghead

Very disappointed. confused:



Money for sure.........
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on September 28, 2012, 04:11:14 PM
[url]http://sportinglife.aol.co.uk/formula-1/news/article/24731/8115148/hamilton-set-to-join-mercedes?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk-ws-bb%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D129462[/url] ([url]http://sportinglife.aol.co.uk/formula-1/news/article/24731/8115148/hamilton-set-to-join-mercedes?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk-ws-bb%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D129462[/url])

 eeek:

Why FFS!!? Banghead

Like Hammy, but this is crazy.
Can't be the money surely? They earn staggering amounts already so cannot see that being the reason.

Merc have shown to be crap for several years now, winning just one race in the last 2 years iirc.
Probably going to say he needs a new challenge or some other such crap. Banghead

Very disappointed. confused:



Money for sure.........


Apparently not, as I suggested.
He'll be on the same eye watering..... 15MILLION p.a. eeek: plus add ons as he was/is at McLaren.

I'll never moan about foorballers wages ever again.


 rubschin:
Yes I will. cussing:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on October 14, 2012, 08:03:17 AM
Korean GP Zzzzzzz...
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on November 04, 2012, 07:21:52 PM
It must be 2 - 3 years since I last watched a grand prix, it had become too much of a procession for my liking. Having seen the track before, I was drawn to todays because of the track, buildings, location. Glad I watched it now, great race, and floodlit racing seemed to enhance the whole thing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on November 05, 2012, 10:00:42 AM
Crashes do tend to make it interesting. rubschin:
Gutted for Hammy though, as the race was his up until his retirement. sad32:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on November 05, 2012, 06:40:46 PM
The crashes don't do anything for me, but the overtaking manouvres, the strategies that come into play when the safety car is out do, there was plenty of that going on yesterday.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 05, 2012, 06:50:34 PM
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sherv.net%2Fcm%2Femoticons%2Fsleep%2Fsleeping-hello-kitty.gif&hash=7ac3d8351499583fda73ec61e8c1fe79)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on November 05, 2012, 07:28:37 PM
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sherv.net%2Fcm%2Femoticons%2Fsleep%2Fsleeping-hello-kitty.gif&hash=7ac3d8351499583fda73ec61e8c1fe79[/url])


Why are you reading this MANS talk then? Shrugs:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on November 05, 2012, 07:30:45 PM
The crashes don't do anything for me, but the overtaking manouvres, the strategies that come into play when the safety car is out do, there was plenty of that going on yesterday.  :thumbsup:

No, I'm not saying I enjoy watching just for the crashes...like many do. Those yesterday made me wince, especially that first biggy.
No, but they did mix the whole race up though, which in turn made for great viewing. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on November 25, 2012, 04:06:34 PM
This should be interesting, Vettel crashes on lap 1 and is now at the back of the race  rubschin:

Gonna pull up a comfy armchair  ;D
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Baldy on November 25, 2012, 06:39:35 PM
A very interesting race.  Thumbs:

If only every race could be the same as this one.  cloud9:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on November 25, 2012, 06:57:38 PM
A very interesting race.  Thumbs:

If only every race could be the same as this one.  cloud9:

Wot watched in a pub....... whistle:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Baldy on November 25, 2012, 07:11:31 PM
A very interesting race.  Thumbs:

If only every race could be the same as this one.  cloud9:

Wot watched in a pub....... whistle:

It was not on at home.  char048
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on November 25, 2012, 10:12:49 PM
Great race, great finale to the season, and Georgie gave this dress a second outing  Shocked:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rcGtQ5y-Fg
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Baldy on November 25, 2012, 10:37:28 PM
Great race, great finale to the season, and Georgie gave this dress a second outing  Shocked:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rcGtQ5y-Fg[/url]


Nice girlie.  :thumbsup:

Got the old thudner thighs plus a little large in the 'toilet department'. But the voice, face and barnet over ruwles those other bits.  Thumbs:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on November 25, 2012, 10:55:33 PM
Great race, great finale to the season, and Georgie gave this dress a second outing  Shocked:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rcGtQ5y-Fg[/url]


Nice girlie.  :thumbsup:

Got the old thudner thighs plus a little large in the 'toilet department'. But the voice, face and barnet over ruwles those other bits.  Thumbs:


Baldy = Gok Wan MkII  lol:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Baldy on November 25, 2012, 11:00:38 PM
Feck off...... he is a pillow biter like BM.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2013, 06:49:28 PM
It's the all new new F1 Season this weekend

Anyone else want di Resta to spring a surprise win in the Force India?

And do we want to do one of these leagues (http://autosport.fantasyleaguef1.com/Article.aspx?id=101)?

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimageseasynet.fantasyleague.com%2Ffast%2Ff1.2013%2Fclients%2Fautosport%2Fimages%2FHomePanel_Jan2013.jpg&hash=e9a0c290f1716438f4b09eb766ad111a)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on March 14, 2013, 06:51:02 PM
It's the all new new F1 Season this weekend

Anyone else want di Resta to spring a surprise win in the Force India?

And do we want to do one of these leagues ([url]http://autosport.fantasyleaguef1.com/Article.aspx?id=101[/url])?

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimageseasynet.fantasyleague.com%2Ffast%2Ff1.2013%2Fclients%2Fautosport%2Fimages%2FHomePanel_Jan2013.jpg&hash=e9a0c290f1716438f4b09eb766ad111a[/url])


No..... GP death bingo you say.......... rubschin:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on March 14, 2013, 08:13:06 PM
It's the all new new F1 Season this weekend

Anyone else want di Resta to spring a surprise win in the Force India?

And do we want to do one of these leagues ([url]http://autosport.fantasyleaguef1.com/Article.aspx?id=101[/url])?

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimageseasynet.fantasyleague.com%2Ffast%2Ff1.2013%2Fclients%2Fautosport%2Fimages%2FHomePanel_Jan2013.jpg&hash=e9a0c290f1716438f4b09eb766ad111a[/url])


Will our details be passed to any marketing companies  rubschin:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2013, 08:26:27 PM
It's the all new new F1 Season this weekend

Anyone else want di Resta to spring a surprise win in the Force India?

And do we want to do one of these leagues ([url]http://autosport.fantasyleaguef1.com/Article.aspx?id=101[/url])?

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimageseasynet.fantasyleague.com%2Ffast%2Ff1.2013%2Fclients%2Fautosport%2Fimages%2FHomePanel_Jan2013.jpg&hash=e9a0c290f1716438f4b09eb766ad111a[/url])


Will our details be passed to any marketing companies  rubschin:


Dunno, here's their terms and conditions

http://autosport.fantasyleaguef1.com/Article.aspx?id=401 (http://autosport.fantasyleaguef1.com/Article.aspx?id=401)

We could sort our own compo like but it'd be hard work (big allergy), Growler would pretend he doesn't understand and we'd argue over the rules
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 15, 2013, 08:20:28 AM
Mmmmmmm rubschin:

I'd be up for this, but I'm not quite sure what format we could do it in. rubschin:

Individual races after qualifying, or cumulitive over the whole season?
Dunno. confused:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2013, 11:03:41 AM
That's why I suggested having an Autosport fantasy league, they do all the hard work

We could have a compo per race but we'd all want Vettel each race. 
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 15, 2013, 06:44:48 PM
Count me in  :thumbsup:

I have been waiting since November for the season to start.... inane:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 15, 2013, 06:47:44 PM
Haven't really read up on too much for the forthcoming season, but McLaren are in total disarray apparently.
Same as last years car only slower according to Button.

Looks like yet another Red Bull domination so far, and Merc are suprisingly not actually that far behind. rubschin:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2013, 06:49:07 PM
Count me in  :thumbsup:

I have been waiting since November for the season to start.... inane:
:thumbsup:   

I'll set the league up later, you should be able to go and set up your team now

Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 15, 2013, 06:51:50 PM
Count me in too, but I won't  be here for UP to a week after this evening so I may miss out somewhere along the line here. Banghead
Lickle business trip/venture/training possibly.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on March 15, 2013, 06:54:10 PM
Count me in too, but won't be here for a week after this evening so I may miss out somewhere along the line here. Banghead


 rubschin:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2013, 06:57:47 PM
long trek to Devon and back to pick up those seats?
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 15, 2013, 06:59:04 PM
long trek to Devon and back to pick up those seats?

Nah. The seller was 'getting back to me' with a carriage price.
Still waiting a week on. ::)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 15, 2013, 07:01:01 PM
Count me in too, but won't be here for a week after this evening so I may miss out somewhere along the line here. Banghead


 rubschin:

Just thought I'd quietly mention it to stop all my 'fans' in here from <cough> fretting. whistle:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on March 15, 2013, 07:01:59 PM
Count me in too, but won't be here for a week after this evening so I may miss out somewhere along the line here. Banghead


 rubschin:

Just thought I'd quietly mention it to stop all my 'fans' in here from <cough> fretting. whistle:

Maybe Nick could play for you........... rubschin:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2013, 07:12:19 PM
Whoa!

They want a tenner each to enter  eeek:  evil: evil: evil:.  Stuff that

Will research another league.

Barclays do their footie one for free
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 15, 2013, 07:13:09 PM
Count me in too, but won't be here for a week after this evening so I may miss out somewhere along the line here. Banghead


 rubschin:

Just thought I'd quietly mention it to stop all my 'fans' in here from <cough> fretting. whistle:

Maybe Nick could play for you........... rubschin:

I REALLY don't think that's the best plan you've ever come up with....honestly. noooo:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 15, 2013, 07:15:42 PM
Count me in too, but won't be here for a week after this evening so I may miss out somewhere along the line here. Banghead


 rubschin:

Just thought I'd quietly mention it to stop all my 'fans' in here from <cough> fretting. whistle:

Maybe Nick could play for you........... rubschin:

Wonder if there's a 'Banger Racing' comp./leauge on the intermong somewhere. whistle:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2013, 07:16:55 PM
I'm looking at this one now

http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php (http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php)

Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on March 15, 2013, 07:17:43 PM
Whoa!

They want a tenner each to enter  eeek:  evil: evil: evil:.  Stuff that

Will research another league.

Barclays do their footie one for free

BM will do one for 9 quid...........
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2013, 07:21:57 PM
I'm looking at this one now

[url]http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php[/url] ([url]http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php[/url])


They definitely say the main game is free

Quote

How much does Fantasy F1 League cost to enter?

Fantasy F1 League is free to enter and free to play for the whole season. All money used in the game is virtual money.

 . . . .

What is a subleague and how does it work?

A subleague is a league that you can create to have some fun and compete with family, friends or other users you have met at Fantasy F1 League. These are separate from the main league and only users with the league id and password are able to join, unless the league is set to public, in which case anyone can enter.

 . . . . .

For the 2013 Formula One season, you will be managing your own team based on the results of the Official Season.

You will have a budget of $100 million to spend on 4 drivers, 1 Constructor, and 1 Engine.

You will be allocated 7 transfers to purchase your fantasy f1 team, with 1 transfer remainding, incase you wish to make any last minute changes before your first race weekend.

You will be allowed to make one change to your team per race. Once/if you have used your transfer allocations, your team is locked in for the next race weekend.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 15, 2013, 07:23:16 PM
I'm looking at this one now

[url]http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php[/url] ([url]http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php[/url])


Never done one of these fantasy leauges in anything  tbh. noooo:

What the roolz like like, and what happens....simple like.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 15, 2013, 07:24:33 PM
I'm sure I'll muddle along somehow. whistle:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2013, 08:56:07 PM
I'm looking at this one now

[url]http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php[/url] ([url]http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php[/url])

Right that seems to work

Have created the We run on Voddy league and the password is sportsbar

Only 4 Hours left

You have to register at http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php (http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php)

And pick one team, one engine, four drivers within the $100M budget and then pick one of your drivers under $15M to be "the talent"

I do not understand how the engine bit works.  FWIW I picked for team "Wot no Wheels"

F1 Team:  Red Bull
Engine:  Williams Renault (looks like a team name to me)
Drivers:  Hamilton, Maldonado, Gutierez and Bottas

Leaving me with $500k in the bank

Only 4 Hours left
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on March 15, 2013, 08:59:29 PM
Is this like car bingo.......... rubschin:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 15, 2013, 09:06:26 PM
 noooo:

You can organise that one - sounds like fun
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on March 15, 2013, 09:09:25 PM
noooo:

You can organise that one - sounds like fun

it finished ..........Uncle won............ noooo:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Barman on March 16, 2013, 07:59:08 AM
We did this once before....  whistle:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 16, 2013, 09:12:01 AM
I'm looking at this one now

[url]http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php[/url] ([url]http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php[/url])

Right that seems to work

Have created the We run on Voddy league and the password is sportsbar

Only 4 Hours left

I missed the deadline .... redface:
I have got a log on but can't set up my team... redface:

You have to register at [url]http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php[/url] ([url]http://www.fantasyf1league.com/user.php[/url])

And pick one team, one engine, four drivers within the $100M budget and then pick one of your drivers under $15M to be "the talent"

I do not understand how the engine bit works.  FWIW I picked for team "Wot no Wheels"

F1 Team:  Red Bull
Engine:  Williams Renault (looks like a team name to me)
Drivers:  Hamilton, Maldonado, Gutierez and Bottas

Leaving me with $500k in the bank

Only 4 Hours left
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 16, 2013, 11:53:15 AM
I think this may all be a busted flush Boogs but I suspect you are now "locked out" until after the Oz GP

Twas all a bit last minute then bastard Autosport not saying til the very last minute in the process that they wanted a tenner didn't leave enough time

Options

- we just give up and let Apey run whatever "F1 bingo" turns out to be
- we all agree the Oz GP does not count and then carry on regardless
- we have another cunning plan

Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 16, 2013, 11:55:52 AM
I think this may all be a busted flush Boogs but I suspect you are now "locked out" until after the Oz GP

Twas all a bit last minute then bastard Autosport not saying til the very last minute in the process that they wanted a tenner didn't leave enough time

Options

- we just give up and let Apey run whatever "F1 bingo" turns out to be
- we all agree the Oz GP does not count and then carry on regardless
- we have another cunning plan

I'll go along with whatever is agreed.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on March 16, 2013, 12:11:11 PM
I think this may all be a busted flush Boogs but I suspect you are now "locked out" until after the Oz GP

Twas all a bit last minute then bastard Autosport not saying til the very last minute in the process that they wanted a tenner didn't leave enough time

Options

- we just give up and let Apey run whatever "F1 bingo" turns out to be
- we all agree the Oz GP does not count and then carry on regardless
- we have another cunning plan

I'll go along with whatever is agreed.... :thumbsup:

Is that the elongonated version of
a) Fine
b) Nothing (in answer to what's up)
c)Whatever
 rubschin:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Baldy on March 16, 2013, 12:13:38 PM
I think this may all be a busted flush Boogs but I suspect you are now "locked out" until after the Oz GP

Twas all a bit last minute then bastard Autosport not saying til the very last minute in the process that they wanted a tenner didn't leave enough time

Options

- we just give up and let Apey run whatever "F1 bingo" turns out to be
- we all agree the Oz GP does not count and then carry on regardless
- we have another cunning plan

I'll go along with whatever is agreed.... :thumbsup:

Is that the elongonated version of
a) Fine
b) Nothing (in answer to what's up)
c)Whatever
 rubschin:

 lol:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 16, 2013, 12:15:54 PM
. . .Is that the elongonated version of
a) Fine
b) Nothing (in answer to what's up)
c)Whatever
 rubschin:
no

(gone for brevity ^ , bevity might have been better)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on March 17, 2013, 06:55:03 AM
I missed the first 14 laps, but in the next 18 laps there has been one overtake, oh and a few drops of rain on lap 29  sleep017
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 17, 2013, 10:19:01 AM
I thought it was good.  All that where will Sutil finish and can Alonso catch Raikkonen stuff

They do a good commentary on Sky which helps

Talking of which, I assume all talk of the result embargoed til after the Beeb coverage
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 17, 2013, 10:28:04 AM
I thought it was good.  All that where will Sutil finish and can Alonso atch Raikkonen stuff

They do a good commentary on Sky which helps

Talking of which, I assume all talk of the result embargoed til after the Beeb coverage

Please .... We don't have sky.. I have to work this afternoon so am recording the Beeb I will watch when I get home at 10:30. I have to avoid the result if I can.. Saying that I'm sure some smartarse at work will be happy to tell me..    Angry9:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 17, 2013, 10:32:59 AM
Nick will be watching on the Beeb, they have a certain Ms Perry
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 17, 2013, 11:14:17 AM
Nick will be watching on the Beeb, they have a certain Ms Perry

Tell me I'm why not surprised....... noooo: lol:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 17, 2013, 11:30:16 AM
To be fair Suzi Perry is an excellent presenter, knows her stuff and doesn't get all confused.  Prolly no longer in that leather gear she used to wear for the bike stuff
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on March 17, 2013, 02:19:09 PM
I thought it was good.  All that where will Sutil finish and can Alonso atch Raikkonen stuff

They do a good commentary on Sky which helps

Talking of which, I assume all talk of the result embargoed til after the Beeb coverage

Please .... We don't have sky.. I have to work this afternoon so am recording the Beeb I will watch when I get home at 10:30. I have to avoid the result if I can.. Saying that I'm sure some smartarse at work will be happy to tell me..    Angry9:

Like Uncle's MOTD rule...... rubschin:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on March 17, 2013, 04:55:21 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 19, 2013, 03:11:33 PM
F1 fantasy league idea is dead then
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on March 19, 2013, 03:15:33 PM
F1 fantasy league idea is dead then

Get BM to get random cards sent out ........ :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 19, 2013, 04:43:58 PM
F1 fantasy league idea is dead then

 sad24: sad24: sad24: sad24:

I might just do it anyway as I have set up my account... smile:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 20, 2013, 12:20:03 AM
We need at least 4 to make a league work.  So far only you and I seem to want to make the effort  cry:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 20, 2013, 09:05:27 AM
I know what you mean about the league. I have to say I thought there would have been more interest. eeek:

I may still carry on anyway see how I get on.  I did the fantasy football a few years ago and did ok even tho I picked my team on the best legs.
At least I am a F1 fan... Thumbs:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 23, 2013, 01:39:25 PM
Round 2

Loved  the interview at the start of beeb coverage with Kimi (he's my man for this year's title) he is such a pisstaker you never know what he is going to come out with next... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 23, 2013, 01:44:10 PM
Yes he was a bit taciturn but he amuses. 

Sky had a clip from tomorrow's coverage where he is teaching one of theirs how to rally drive on ice.  You can clearly hear Kimi laughing

That Suzi Perry seems to be doing OK
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 23, 2013, 01:47:13 PM
Why don't we just do a race by race result prediction?

Nice and simple like....1 point for every correct position in the top three , with a bonus point if you get the whole prediction correct, yes? Shrugs:

1st...Vettel
2nd...Alonso
3rd...Hamilton.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 23, 2013, 01:50:17 PM
We have a plan ^ and a good one  ;D.  I agree, please organise it



Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 23, 2013, 01:58:07 PM
We have a plan ^ and a good one  ;D.  I agree, please organise it

feel free to join in then!

I've given my prediction, you's lot do likewise before 'kick off', and we'll add up the scores at the end of the race with some sort of leauge table.

latecomers are even welcome, but the more races you predict the outcoma of  (top three) the betterer the chance of you winning a coveted GOLDEN Pineapple. cloud9:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 23, 2013, 02:00:57 PM
separate thread maybe?

Anyway

1st  Alonso
2nd Vettel
3rd  Massa


Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 23, 2013, 02:09:28 PM
separate thread maybe?

Anyway

1st  Alonso
2nd Vettel
3rd  Massa

Yea! :thumbsup:

Good choice/prediction  there Stevie Lad. :thumbsup:

If it rains, it could be anyones! :thumbsup:

I reckon DOUBLE points if anyone finishes in the top three that starts on the grid from 11th downwards too, just to adda bit of spice to it all like.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 23, 2013, 02:26:11 PM
Yes he was a bit taciturn but he amuses. 

Sky had a clip from tomorrow's coverage where he is teaching one of theirs how to rally drive on ice.  You can clearly hear Kimi laughing

That Suzi Perry seems to be doing OK

Don't have sky sadly   sad24: would like to see that.. Suzi is doing a good job as she did with the bikes.. :thumbsup: I miss martin tho.. sad24:

My predictoins:
1st Alonso
2nd Kimi
3rd  Vettel (bloody German)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 23, 2013, 02:29:39 PM
Yes he was a bit taciturn but he amuses. 

Sky had a clip from tomorrow's coverage where he is teaching one of theirs how to rally drive on ice.  You can clearly hear Kimi laughing

That Suzi Perry seems to be doing OK

Don't have sky sadly   sad24: would like to see that.. Suzi is doing a good job as she did with the bikes.. :thumbsup: I miss martin tho.. sad24:

My predictoins:
1st Alonso
2nd Kimi
3rd  Vettel (bloody German)

 :thumbsup:

I've had nowt but good experiences with the Krauts I've met so far tbqh.
Wimmins are a bit sulky like.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 23, 2013, 02:41:41 PM
Yes he was a bit taciturn but he amuses. 

Sky had a clip from tomorrow's coverage where he is teaching one of theirs how to rally drive on ice.  You can clearly hear Kimi laughing

That Suzi Perry seems to be doing OK

Don't have sky sadly   sad24: would like to see that.. Suzi is doing a good job as she did with the bikes.. :thumbsup: I miss martin tho.. sad24:

My predictoins:
1st Alonso
2nd Kimi
3rd  Vettel (bloody German)

 :thumbsup:

I've had nowt but good experiences with the Krauts I've met so far tbqh.
Wimmins are a bit sulky like.

Got no problem with Krauts got some good Kraut friends just him he is fine if winning but such a mardarse when not and I can't stand that in a person... noooo: noooo:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 23, 2013, 02:42:28 PM
. . .
I've had nowt but good experiences with the Krauts I've met so far tbqh.
Wimmins are a bit sulky like.
Only in stereotypes

Google Sabine Schmitz aka the fastest taxi driver in the world

The lass who humiliated Clarkson delivering that "I can beat your time in a van" line with a gggle.  And she bloody did.

Oh and then there's Tanja Bauer of the Brundle grid walk and then  . . . . .



Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 23, 2013, 02:48:48 PM
. . .
I've had nowt but good experiences with the Krauts I've met so far tbqh.
Wimmins are a bit sulky like.
Only in stereotypes

Google Sabine Schmitz aka the fastest taxi driver in the world

The lass who humiliated Clarkson delivering that "I can beat your time in a van" line with a gggle.  And she bloody did.

Oh and then there's Tanja Bauer of the Brundle grid walk and then  . . . . .

You would, wouldn't you ey?  Drool:


Be driven 'round The Ring by her that is. whistle:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Just One More on March 23, 2013, 02:52:41 PM
Sabine  Drool: 
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 23, 2013, 02:55:19 PM
She doesn't do that Nurburgring tour anymore  cry:  at one point there was over a year's waiting list to be scared shitless



Boogs you must see Vettel impersonating Kimi

Vettel impersonates Kimi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGItMTxvbpc#ws)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 23, 2013, 04:17:48 PM
 lol: lol: lol: lol: Excellent ...
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 24, 2013, 09:59:23 AM
Please tell me I've read thios wrong..............Hamilton pitted into the McLaren garage!! eeek:  Shocked:

Do I  happy001 or  :crying3: ?
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 24, 2013, 11:06:22 AM
bonkers

anyone manage to lip read what Nicole said?
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 24, 2013, 05:43:52 PM
So Webber v Vettel wot we reckon like?

IMHO the key point was when Red Bull never told Vettel to let Webber go by again.  Frit of the reaction from Ze Fatherland most likely

Will Webber turn up in China, will Vettel gift him a return win?  Wot we reckon?
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 24, 2013, 05:48:56 PM
So Webber v Vettel wot we reckon like?

IMHO the key point was when Red Bull never told Vettel to let Webber go by again.  Frit of the reaction from Ze Fatherland most likely

Will Webber turn up in China, will Vettel gift him a return win?  Wot we reckon?

To much to loose not to turn up but one thing is for sure if I was Webber tonight I would be decking the b--tard... boxing
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 24, 2013, 05:55:13 PM
The smart thing fo Vettel to do is give his race fee to Webber's charity and announce that he will be agreeing with Webber how he can correct the error on the track and ensure the team does not miscommunicate again.

Vettel was well in the wrong but does anyone believe he'd have stayed in front if the team had told him to et Webber go back in front again?  Not me and Vettel really did seem shocked at the reaction at the end. 

But he needs to do something to repair his bankability to sponsors.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Snoopy on March 25, 2013, 09:09:15 AM
Like the old time wrestling on TV = All Results Are Rigged.  ::)


I honestly don't know why people buy into F1.  noooo:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on March 25, 2013, 10:06:41 AM
F1 isn't rigged, it's just that it's both an individual race and a team race simultaneously. This early in the season the value of points for the team will outweigh a driver's points. Later on, with drivers fighting for the champion's podium, the team gets relegated to second place.

Vettel however, has never been a team player.
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on March 25, 2013, 03:14:17 PM
F1 isn't rigged, it's just that it's both an individual race and a team race simultaneously. This early in the season the value of points for the team will outweigh a driver's points. Later on, with drivers fighting for the champion's podium, the team gets relegated to second place.

Vettel however, has never been a team player.

Well said that man.....
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: GROWLER on March 25, 2013, 04:20:27 PM
F1 isn't rigged, it's just that it's both an individual race and a team race simultaneously. This early in the season the value of points for the team will outweigh a driver's points. Later on, with drivers fighting for the champion's podium, the team gets relegated to second place.

Vettel however, has never been a team player.

Can't dis-agree with that UM. noooo:

Made the end a tad more interesting than ususal anyway.
'Handbags' on the podium nearly became a reality! lol:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on March 14, 2015, 05:11:32 PM
Here we go again..... Thumbs:  no coconut this year....... rubschin:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2015, 05:40:34 PM
Here we go again..... Thumbs:  no coconut this year....... rubschin:
The only one that's contacted me interested in another Coconut run was Growler
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on March 14, 2015, 05:44:06 PM
Here we go again..... Thumbs:  no coconut this year....... rubschin:
The only one that's contacted me interested in another Coconut run was Growler

And me..... Thumbs:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2015, 06:28:06 PM
Here we go again..... Thumbs:  no coconut this year....... rubschin:
The only one that's contacted me interested in another Coconut run was Growler

And me..... Thumbs:
Uncle to put last years prize up for grabs you say?
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: apc2010 on March 14, 2015, 06:30:02 PM
Here we go again..... Thumbs:  no coconut this year....... rubschin:
The only one that's contacted me interested in another Coconut run was Growler

And me..... Thumbs:
Uncle to put last years prize up for grabs you say?

Didn;t I win....... eeek:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on March 14, 2015, 06:34:11 PM
Here we go again..... Thumbs:  no coconut this year....... rubschin:
The only one that's contacted me interested in another Coconut run was Growler

And me..... Thumbs:
Uncle to put last years prize up for grabs you say?

Didn;t I win....... eeek:
noooo:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on September 18, 2017, 11:05:56 AM
Vettel's new car:


(https://s26.postimg.org/igzf15xcl/Bumper_car.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/igzf15xcl/)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Steve on September 18, 2017, 04:34:38 PM
Vettel's new car:


(https://s26.postimg.org/igzf15xcl/Bumper_car.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/igzf15xcl/)
lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Nick on September 19, 2017, 04:28:59 PM
TMR's more likely



































Jim lad ::)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on September 20, 2017, 09:15:11 AM
Vettel's new car:


(https://s26.postimg.org/igzf15xcl/Bumper_car.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/igzf15xcl/)

He needs it with a seat for his guide dog   eeek:

As usual he will get away with it  censored:   TEFLON  Banghead
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: Uncle Mort on September 20, 2017, 09:53:08 AM
I note that everyone is blaming Vettel for the crash (apart from Ferrari that is  confused:)
Title: Re: New F1 season
Post by: boogs on September 21, 2017, 08:49:10 AM
Yes  I read somewhere that they blame Verstapen     angry041: angry041: