U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Auto Racing
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-05-2015, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Portland
1,620 posts, read 1,729,208 times
Reputation: 1964

Advertisements

18 more days... I love this quick look at "Holiday."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWtxJJPxCTA
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-17-2015, 10:03 AM
Status: "0-0-2 start!" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
7,287 posts, read 15,336,812 times
Reputation: 9463
... and we're back this weekend, with Spa up next!

Hmmm, the mid-season break seemed to consist mostly of headlines from the pro- and anti-Hamilton camp as he went around enjoying his summer break. OMG apparently Lewis likes to party expensively. Wow, we have never seen that in other F1 drivers, not ever.....

Also the bizarre story about Jensen Button being robbed, Jensen and company insisting someone put an anesthetic gas in the air vents. Hmmm, how does that work, exactly? How do you gas an entire house full of people? I don't think the pharma company's dosage table reflect that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-17-2015, 06:01 PM
 
Location: 59N
5,211 posts, read 5,864,460 times
Reputation: 3989
I am not that interested in Hamilton and his party lifestyle. He looked rather lost next to Rihanna.

Spa is going to be interesting. Maybe Rosberg is planning something sinister. Just kidding
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2015, 05:11 PM
Status: "0-0-2 start!" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
7,287 posts, read 15,336,812 times
Reputation: 9463
Apparently McLaren Honda had to change engine, transmission and MGuK for both drivers, resulting in a combined - wait for it - 55 place penalty. Lol.

Fortunately the altered the rules 2 races ago and the worst they can do is put them in last place. And then if anyone gets penalties, they have to start adding up - Button's penalty is 25 places, Alonso's 30. So if Alonso, theoretically, qualified first, he'd go back 19 places to 20th, leaving him with 11 left-over penalty points. If Button qualified 5th, he would also go back to 20th. So then they would have to compare penalty points - Alonso would have 11 left, Button would have 10, hence Button would start ahead of Alonso, even though Alonso qualified 1st.

I think.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2015, 04:01 AM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
58,166 posts, read 40,950,018 times
Reputation: 29872
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmptrwlt View Post
I am not that interested in Hamilton and his party lifestyle. He looked rather lost next to Rihanna.

Spa is going to be interesting. Maybe Rosberg is planning something sinister. Just kidding
Six poles in a row, he certainly doesn't look lost on the track, the only place it counts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2015, 10:47 AM
 
48,516 posts, read 83,880,155 times
Reputation: 18049
Another Mercedes fest with a losers race thrown in.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-23-2015, 11:58 AM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
58,166 posts, read 40,950,018 times
Reputation: 29872
Quote:
Originally Posted by texdav View Post
Another Mercedes fest with a losers race thrown in.
The Mercedes team did their job better than the others, they deserve what they get. I'd rather see a team rewarded for hard work than punished by arbitrary rules changes in lame attempts at equalizing the field. Every team starts with the same rulebook, those not so successful just need to work more effectively.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-05-2015, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
10,425 posts, read 8,776,219 times
Reputation: 7734
Quote:
Originally Posted by burdell View Post
The Mercedes team did their job better than the others, they deserve what they get. I'd rather see a team rewarded for hard work than punished by arbitrary rules changes in lame attempts at equalizing the field. Every team starts with the same rulebook, those not so successful just need to work more effectively.
And so we have another boring F1 season as per Ferrari years ago and Red Bull more recently. The team with the most bucks wins. The only thing this season proves is that Hamilton is minutely faster then Rosberg. Much fun in a series where at the most 3 teams have chances of winning races and or a championship.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-07-2015, 06:38 AM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
58,166 posts, read 40,950,018 times
Reputation: 29872
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pretzelogik View Post
And so we have another boring F1 season as per Ferrari years ago and Red Bull more recently. The team with the most bucks wins. The only thing this season proves is that Hamilton is minutely faster then Rosberg. Much fun in a series where at the most 3 teams have chances of winning races and or a championship.
From what I read Red Bull's budget was no where near that of Ferrari's when they were winning consecutive titles. McLaren/Honda certainly doesn't lack for $$$ and what have they done this year? Those cases plus the well financed Toyota F1 Team's dismal record says bucks don't guarantee the success.

I'd still rather see a team that does a better job than the others dominate rather than lame ass attempts at equalizing the field by rulebook. F1 is supposed to be cutting edge, there are plenty of spec car series for those who don't want to innovate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-07-2015, 02:41 PM
 
Location: 59N
5,211 posts, read 5,864,460 times
Reputation: 3989
F1 2015 team budgets:

1. Red Bull Racing (€266m + €35.7m + €167m) = €468.7m
2. Mercedes (€122m + €212.4m + €133m) = €467.4m
3. McLaren Honda (€144.5m + €216.5m + €104m) = €465m
4. Ferrari (€208.5m + €34.5m + €175m) = €418m
5. Williams (€52.5m + €22.9m + €111m) = €186.4m
6. Lotus (€69.5m + €13.6m + €56m) = €139.1m
7. Toro Rosso (€68m + €9.45m + €60m) = €137.45m
8. Force India (€49.5m + €12.2m + €68m) = €129.7m
9. Sauber (€44m + €9.25m + €50m) = €103.25m
10. Manor (€0.5m + €32.5m + €50m) = €83m

TOTALS: (€1025m + €599m +€974m) = €2,598m
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Auto Racing
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top