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by mario
19 Nov 2022, 12:56
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Proposal for wheel arches in 2024
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Proposal for wheel arches in 2024

There has been a recent announcement by the FIA that, in response to the criticism over problems running in wet weather, the sport is investigating the possibility of introducing wheel arches as soon as 2024. The idea is to create "standard bodywork kit” that can be fitted to the cars for "...
by mario
19 Nov 2022, 12:35
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Brazil 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 924

Re: Reject of the Race - Brazil 2022

Genuinely in a quandary here between Max (seen some very worrying nasty personal traits in him lately. Having it against Hamilton is one thing but Checo quite another), and missing Yuki (the sort of thing Reject Gold is based on). Danny Ric was just clumsy but he's more in running for ROTY at this ...
by mario
19 Nov 2022, 09:50
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

1. Verstappen 2. Russell 3. Perez 4. Hamilton 5. Leclerc 6. Sainz 7. Alonso 8. Norris 9. Ocon 10. Bottas Pole: Verstappen Fastest lap: Verstappen First retirement: Zhou Reject of the Race: the race itself Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race: Alonso Deadbeat Teammate of the Race: Ricciardo Last ...
by mario
12 Nov 2022, 16:20
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

1. Verstappen 2. Leclerc 3. Perez 4. Hamilton 5. Sainz 6. Russell 7. Alonso 8. Vettel 9. Norris 10. Ocon S1: Verstappen S2: Leclerc S3: Perez Fastest lap: Verstappen First retirement: Magnussen Reject of the Race: Schumacher Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race: Alonso Deadbeat Teammate of the R...
by mario
29 Oct 2022, 09:50
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 19495

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

Horner (and indeed Marko) are two of the most dislikeable people in the whole sport. I don't feel the relatively small punishment is a big deterrent for the other teams not to do the same next year! I don’t think Horner and Marko have ever cared about being disliked. If anything the last 2 years in...
by mario
28 Oct 2022, 21:11
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - USA 2022
Replies: 30
Views: 829

Re: Reject of the Race - USA 2022

Well, it's as if the FIA has effectively seen the nominations going round and gone "hold my beer and watch this". Firstly, we had the stewards penalising Alonso - but the stewards acknowledged that they were accepting Haas's application despite it being filed outside of the allowable time ...
by mario
28 Oct 2022, 20:40
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 19495

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

Wrist slapped: "Red Bull: F1 team receive $7m fine & 10% aero research reduction" https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/63430407 The caveat being that what the FIA has done is to take Red Bull's 2023 allocation of 70% of the baseline figure of aero research hours and then reduced that ...
by mario
28 Oct 2022, 20:32
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Mexican Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: 2022 Mexican Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

1. Verstappen 2. Perez 3. Sainz 4. Leclerc 5. Russell 6. Hamilton 7. Alonso 8. Gasly 9. Ocon 10. Norris Pole: Verstappen Fastest lap: Leclerc First retirement: Schumacher Reject of the Race: Schumacher Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race: Alonso Deadbeat Teammate of the Race: Ricciardo Last Pla...
by mario
26 Oct 2022, 07:34
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2023 Silly Season
Replies: 71
Views: 3191

Re: 2023 Silly Season

Why are these stories circulating if there's no substance to them? Rather weak attempt to convince the septics that F1 = Indycar so increasing the interest in F1 in the US? I suppose that could explain it? Liberty Media does have some financial interest in IndyCar, given that they have a 30% stake ...
by mario
23 Oct 2022, 10:38
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Dietrich Mateschitz 1944-2022
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Dietrich Mateschitz 1944-2022

It's been rumoured for a while that the founder of Red Bull was in poor health. Given that Mateschitz was the main driving force behind Red Bull's motorsport division, I wonder just how secure the future of their F1 teams is. It is worth noting that the Yoovidhya family, which actually had a contro...
by mario
21 Oct 2022, 19:41
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 2nited States Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 19
Views: 480

Re: 2022 2nited States Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

1. Verstappen 2. Leclerc 3. Perez 4. Sainz 5. Russell 6. Hamilton 7. Alonso 8. Ocon 9. Norris 10. Gasly Pole: Verstappen Fastest lap: Verstappen First retirement: Bottas Reject of the Race: the ongoing arguments over the budget cap Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race: Alonso Deadbeat Teammate o...
by mario
14 Oct 2022, 07:27
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 19495

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

I'm grabbing my popcorn, because F1 has figured out how to make bloody accounting fascinating. This is all doubly funny if true, because a few races ago, the F1TV crew during a lull in Free Practice had a lengthy discussion where they were openly asking "whatever happened to the boat?" wh...
by mario
11 Oct 2022, 20:39
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 19495

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

The one interesting thing in this whole cost cap malarky is that both the FIA and Red Bull actually agree that there is no hidden funny business. The numbers are the numbers and there is no backchannel cloak-and-dagger stuff. The dispute seems to arise over what was actually submitted. Red Bull cla...
by mario
11 Oct 2022, 07:35
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 19495

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

So a 5% over-spend is a minor breach. Does that mean only being able to provide 0.95 litres of fuel for testing is a minor breach? Or the plank being worn so it is 0.5mm below the limit - is that a minor breach? Or perhaps a wing gap being 0.3mm more than it should be - another minor breach? Or per...
by mario
10 Oct 2022, 21:06
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 19495

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

So, the FIA has now finally released the results of their audit, which has confirmed that "Oracle Red Bull Racing is considered to be in Procedural and Minor Overspend Breaches of the Financial Regulations". Aston Martin, meanwhile, has been found guilty of a "Procedural Breach" ...
by mario
09 Oct 2022, 08:50
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Japan 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 977

Re: Reject of the Race - Japan 2022

1. The FIA . Absolute omnishambles from start to finish. Get these clowns away from any form of motorsport before the next Bianchi happens. F1 dodged another huge bullet today. Not only that, but the statements that they've been putting out suggest that they're probably looking to dump the blame on...
by mario
08 Oct 2022, 22:13
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 19495

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

If Seb's going to miss Suzuka as much as he said on his last qualifying lap, why doesn't he sign for Super GT and drive there twice? It's not as if a certain Mr J. Button didn't also have the same idea... and it scored him another championship. Banzai! From his public statements, I would guess that...
by mario
07 Oct 2022, 11:17
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Japanese Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 17
Views: 495

Re: 2022 Japanese Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

1. Verstappen 2. Perez 3. Leclerc 4. Russell 5. Sainz 6. Hamilton 7. Norris 8. Ocon 9. Gasly 10. Tsunoda Pole: Verstappen Fastest lap: Verstappen First retirement: Schumacher Reject of the Race: Schumacher Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race: Norris Deadbeat Teammate of the Race: Ricciardo Last...
by mario
06 Oct 2022, 19:33
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 19495

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

So: https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/fia-delays-release-of-cost-cap-certificates-until-monday/10379852/ If the certificates were issued/denied today that would distract from the whole wekend and could put any transgressors in the hot seat during an active F1 weekend. Delay until Monday and they w...
by mario
04 Oct 2022, 05:41
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Singapore 2022
Replies: 27
Views: 896

Re: Reject of the Race - Singapore 2022

Kind of surprised there aren't more Red Bull nominations. If Ferrari had under-fueled their lead driver in qualifying, they'd be leading the nominations right now. Total rookie error. That was a poor operational error, but I think that it was somewhat overshadowed by the events of the race. Easy on...
by mario
01 Oct 2022, 16:22
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 19495

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

I wonder if Porsche's sudden change of direction was informed by the cost cap speculation? If a team were heavily penalised for a significant breach of the cost regulations it would have a material impact of their competitiveness over the coming years, the team's material value, and the kind of rep...
by mario
30 Sep 2022, 18:48
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Singapore Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: 2022 Singapore Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

The "can we get this season over with now?" GP 1. Verstappen 2. Leclerc 3. Perez 4. Russell 5. Hamilton 6. Sainz 7. Alonso 8. Ocon 9. Bottas 10. Norris Pole: Leclerc Fastest lap: Verstappen First retirement: Stroll Reject of the Race: Alpha Tauri Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race: A...
by mario
29 Sep 2022, 20:31
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Ponderbox
Replies: 5029
Views: 692917

Re: Ponderbox

Maybe if it was an intense title fight with something to play for then maybe it would have made more of an impact missing wise However seeing the 2013 seasob revisted all over again has migrated the damage... Technically, in 2013 Vettel had a slightly smaller lead in the WDC after 16 races than Ver...
by mario
25 Sep 2022, 11:58
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 19495

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

How on earth is Jeddah still on the calendar? I hope all 20 drivers just flat out refuse to go there after what happened this year. China will be a pretty grim event too given they’re hell bent on achieving the impossible of zero COVID. Also for a series wanting to be carbon neutral by 2030, having...
by mario
23 Sep 2022, 20:25
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2023 Silly Season
Replies: 71
Views: 3191

Re: 2023 Silly Season

After seeing how Nyck de Vries made him look silly after just stepping into the car, this isn't entirely surprising, but it will be interesting to see who Williams gets into the car instead. Best choice for Williams at the moment would be Albon and de Vries. There are factors outside of Williams's ...
by mario
21 Sep 2022, 19:53
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Dutch Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: 2022 Dutch Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

Rob Dylan wrote: 19 Sep 2022, 17:18 So at Zandvoort, Takagi just turns up and immediately wins. Good stuff! Mario takes another impressive result to put him into an effective championship lead. Scary stuff!
I guess that he was living up to his username after all...
by mario
19 Sep 2022, 08:54
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 19495

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

So, given that the idea of a Porsche-Red Bull partnership was meant to have been an open secret for such a long time, Porsche have now confirmed that they are pulling out of negotiations with Red Bull. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/porsche-officially-calls-off-f1-entry-plans-after-no-red-bull-...
by mario
14 Sep 2022, 09:48
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Italy 2022
Replies: 34
Views: 1437

Re: Reject of the Race - Italy 2022

They are there to explain to the people at home what's happening, and they don't necessarily always do a very good job of it considering the amount of information they have given to them. Something about it irked me. A number of good points, but the quoted part really hit home to me. And it highlig...
by mario
09 Sep 2022, 09:07
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 19495

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

So, given that the idea of a Porsche-Red Bull partnership was meant to have been an open secret for such a long time, Porsche have now confirmed that they are pulling out of negotiations with Red Bull. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/porsche-officially-calls-off-f1-entry-plans-after-no-red-bull-d...
by mario
08 Sep 2022, 08:53
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Italian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: 2022 Italian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

The "how will Ferrari embarrass themselves in front of their home crowd" GP 1: Verstappen 2: Perez 3: Alonso 4: Russell 5: Hamilton 6: Leclerc 7: Ocon 8: Sainz 9: Gasly 10: Tsunoda Pole: Verstappen Fastest lap: Verstappen First retirement: Schumacher ROTR: Ferrari (take your pick from botc...
by mario
04 Sep 2022, 16:00
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Holland 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 1215

Re: Reject of the Race - Holland 2022

Alpha Tauri & Tsunoda: "There's something wrong with the car!" "No! Keep going!" *Slow lap because he's undone his belts, followed by a slow pitstop* "Still something wrong!" "Ok, stop now." Absolutely embarrassing and potentially dangerous. Amongst those...
by mario
02 Sep 2022, 22:30
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2023 Silly Season
Replies: 71
Views: 3191

Re: 2023 Silly Season

So, what has been an open secret for some time has now been resolved, with McLaren now confirming that Piastri will be driving for them in 2023. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-wins-f1s-crb-ruling-over-oscar-piastri/10362076/ What is interesting is the detail that McLaren signed their dea...
by mario
31 Aug 2022, 06:40
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Dutch Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: 2022 Dutch Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

The GP where probably at least the first 5 minutes won't be visible due to flares 1: Verstappen 2: Perez 3: Leclerc 4: Sainz 5: Russell 6: Hamilton 7: Norris 8: Alonso 9: Gasly 10: Ocon Pole: Verstappen Fastest lap: Verstappen First Retirement: Ricciardo ROTR: Another incident involving flares IIDOT...
by mario
26 Aug 2022, 19:37
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2023 Silly Season
Replies: 71
Views: 3191

Re: 2023 Silly Season

On a wider note, I am still wondering if Webber and Piastri have made the right call in choosing to go to McLaren instead of Alpine. Alpine do seem to have made some progress under Otmar, and whilst Norris has succeeded in getting some surprisingly good qualifying results that might have made him a...
by mario
26 Aug 2022, 18:13
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Belgian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: 2022 Belgian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

1. Perez 2. Hamilton 3. Sainz 4. Russell 5. Norris 6. Verstappen 7. Ocon 8. Leclerc 9. Alonso 10. Albon Pole: Sainz Fastest lap: Verstappen First retirement: Magnussen Reject of the Race: Ferrari - can't help but feel that Ferrari, with an open goal to get a win, will manage to do the equivalent of ...
by mario
24 Aug 2022, 19:05
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2023 Silly Season
Replies: 71
Views: 3191

Re: 2023 Silly Season

Ricciardo confirmed out of McLaren , so one more seat free. I wonder if this will be Piastri's moment to shine. I guess it depends on whether the legal arguments between Alpine and McLaren have been settled yet, given that seems to still be rumbling on. On a wider note, I am still wondering if Webb...
by mario
13 Aug 2022, 19:49
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2023 Silly Season
Replies: 71
Views: 3191

Re: 2023 Silly Season

When was the last time we had silly season/contract hijinks of this magnitude? Seems like several years if not a lot more. F1's been pretty boring in this regard for quite a while. Maybe you have to go back to the arguments that broke out over Button's contracts with BAR and Williams in the mid 200...
by mario
11 Aug 2022, 19:43
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2023 Silly Season
Replies: 71
Views: 3191

Re: 2023 Silly Season

Well, drifting off topic a little - the indication is that the whole "road car related" aspect was misunderstood by large chunks of the media. Whilst there seem to have been a lot of people getting excited about the idea of the Hypercar class being based on road vehicles like the McLaren ...
by mario
10 Aug 2022, 18:33
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2023 Silly Season
Replies: 71
Views: 3191

Re: 2023 Silly Season

So, as if the arguments between Piastri, Alpine and McLaren weren't already peculiar enough, according to AutoHebdo, the Contract Recognition Board has muddied the waters further by suggesting that Piastri has two different valid contracts https://www.autohebdo.fr/actualites/f1/affaire-piastri-un-co...
by mario
06 Aug 2022, 10:17
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2023 Silly Season
Replies: 71
Views: 3191

Re: 2023 Silly Season

Just to swerve back on topic for a moment, it will be a tragedy and a travesty if Danny Ricciardo loses his seat and/or does not get a decent drive for 2023. Yes he has been frustratingly and predictably poor at McLaren and has been shown up by the excellent Lando Norris but we know he can drive an...