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by ibsey
05 Jul 2020, 05:28
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: The most anonymous F1 stints
Replies: 352
Views: 114185

Re: The most anonymous F1 stints

Zanardi in a Minardi. I completely forgot about that until Alex mentioned it in his recent Beyond the Grid podcast just prior to his awful accident.
by ibsey
03 Jul 2020, 04:02
Forum: The Jean-Denis Deletraz Memorial Forum
Topic: A Grand Prix Rejects interview with Ibrar Malik
Replies: 9
Views: 6630

Re: A Grand Prix Rejects interview with Ibrar Malik

Hi everyone As dr-baker alluded to a few months ago, ibsey has since written and published a second Formula One-themed book, this time charting the decline of Team Lotus in the 1980s. They have kindly provided us with a second interview which has just gone live on the website. You can read it here ...
by ibsey
30 Jun 2020, 20:36
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: Alex Zanardi cycling accident
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Re: Alex Zanardi cycling accident

Whilst there is at least the positive that his condition does seem to have stabilised, and in particular that there seems to have been some stabilisation in his neurological condition, unfortunately the latest update that has been provided by the doctors does still sound rather grim. It suggests th...
by ibsey
15 May 2020, 18:57
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: The most anonymous F1 stints
Replies: 352
Views: 114185

Re: The most anonymous F1 stints

Mika Salo making his debut in a Lotus in 1994. Mind you who didn't drive for Lotus that year?
by ibsey
15 May 2020, 18:53
Forum: The Jean-Denis Deletraz Memorial Forum
Topic: Was Ricardo Rosset actually terrible?
Replies: 25
Views: 10772

Re: Was Ricardo Rosset actually terrible?

I think I read somewhere that the 1995 F3000 grid was not hugely competitive. So the fact that Rosset finished second in that championship was not something to be shouted about.
by ibsey
15 May 2020, 18:30
Forum: The Jean-Denis Deletraz Memorial Forum
Topic: The rollercoaster ride of Onyx/Monteverdi (1989-1990)
Replies: 15
Views: 9943

Re: The rollercoaster ride of Onyx/Monteverdi (1989-1990)

Great info and I found the fact that Onyx were trying to operating out of Westergate House in 1989 very interesting. Because that was an attractive grade 2 listed Georgian detached mansion so would have been massively expensive and hard for them to expand or implement a wind tunnel. Presumably that ...
by ibsey
15 May 2020, 17:36
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Top 6 best/worst F1 seasons
Replies: 8
Views: 1878

Re: Top 6 best/worst F1 seasons

I really like the 1985 & 1986 seasons for all the turbo goodness. The latter season also saw an epic battle for the WDC.

Also 1989 to 1991 seemed to have lots of back of the grid teams for us to enjoy.
by ibsey
10 May 2020, 18:57
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: F1 Rewind on F1 YouTube channel
Replies: 43
Views: 7982

Re: F1 Rewind on F1 YouTube channel

And reflecting back on the 1994 Japanese race, I was realising how long it took for the safety car to pick up the leader on its first appearance. It didn't come out of the pits and wait for the leader. It just went out and assumed that the leader would eventually, at some point, catch up. Which is ...
by ibsey
10 May 2020, 18:41
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: New Article - The Reject Mindset
Replies: 6
Views: 3947

Re: New Article - The Reject Mindset

My reason is I like how rejects F1 teams tend to have a fun character involved. Case in point, Jean-Pierre Van Rossem who I was reading up just a few hours ago: https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/arti ... ard-backer
by ibsey
05 May 2020, 20:23
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: F1 Rewind on F1 YouTube channel
Replies: 43
Views: 7982

Re: F1 Rewind on F1 YouTube channel

Enforcer wrote:I don't think he could've possibly done better than 4th in Malaysia if he'd won the European GP
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I agree. Johnny Herbert says he was on fire at Malaysia 1999 & that was his best race in F1. https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/arch ... ny-herbert So it would have been difficult for HHF to have beaten him also.
by ibsey
05 May 2020, 19:53
Forum: The Jean-Denis Deletraz Memorial Forum
Topic: A Grand Prix Rejects interview with Ibrar Malik
Replies: 9
Views: 6630

Re: A Grand Prix Rejects interview with Ibrar Malik

My copy of 1994 arrived today. Looking forward to reading it. Hope you like it, and feel free to post your honest review of it here. If your ever in Yorkshire, do let me know and I'll happily sign the book for you (for free ) Just completed another interview with dr-baker over my latest offering a ...
by ibsey
30 Apr 2020, 19:10
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: New Article - The Best 2010 Team
Replies: 4
Views: 4215

Re: New Article - The Best 2010 Team

Great article. Anyone remember the legal battle Tony Fernandes had to use the Lotus name?

Always confused me why he used the "Lotus Team" name in 2010 & 2011, but then changed it for 2012.
by ibsey
30 Apr 2020, 13:02
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: Roland Ratzenberger - 26 years on
Replies: 1
Views: 744

Roland Ratzenberger - 26 years on

Here is a blog in tribute to Roland: http://www.1994f1.com/2019/04/16/roland ... -years-on/

(Apologies if a thread like this already exists). I did undertake a search, with no luck though.
by ibsey
25 Apr 2020, 18:09
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: What If?
Replies: 3328
Views: 478296

Re: What If?

What if Warwick had been allowed to join Lotus alongside Senna for 1986?

Might that have helped or hindered Lotus thereafter?
by ibsey
25 Apr 2020, 18:07
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: What If?
Replies: 3328
Views: 478296

Re: What If?

Ha, I remember the 1998 one better - Ralf was Hill's teammate in the Jordan and couldn't get out of his brother's way quick enough!! (Ralf dissed Hill far more than Michael did too in the post-race interviews). Allegedly after Belgium, Michael went into Eddie Jordan and bawled at him for not lettin...
by ibsey
25 Apr 2020, 18:03
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: Illegal Legal Things
Replies: 9
Views: 2100

Re: Illegal Legal Things

Lotus had a ride height adjustment on their 1986 car (the 98T). It was used during quali sessions which helped Senna bag a number of poles that year. It was also used during the race (after enough fuel had burnt). Other teams questioned it's legality and IIRC it was briefly referred to during the 19...
by ibsey
25 Apr 2020, 17:55
Forum: The Jean-Denis Deletraz Memorial Forum
Topic: A Grand Prix Rejects interview with Ibrar Malik
Replies: 9
Views: 6630

Re: A Grand Prix Rejects interview with Ibrar Malik

Firstly thanks to the very nice dr-baker (& East Londoner) for publishing that interview. That interview is so out of date a couple of points to mention. Firstly the print book has been reduced from £29 to £23 to help overcome any boredom people are facing whilst in "lockdown". Here ar...
by ibsey
22 Mar 2020, 05:33
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: Request for scans of Autosport magazine (1983-1994)
Replies: 11
Views: 3461

Re: Request for scans of Autosport magazine (1983-1994)

In case you are in need of something to cheer yourself up during these dark times. Pleased to announce, we have the following contributors helping with our Team Lotus book; Frank Dernie – Lotus’ Technical Director Between 1989/90. Peter Wright – The man behind Lotus’ active suspension during the 198...
by ibsey
22 Mar 2020, 05:27
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: Illegal Legal Things
Replies: 9
Views: 2100

Re: Illegal Legal Things

There was lots of rumors of illegal activity in 1994....if you can handle the truth then I recommend this book; https://www.performancepublishing.co.uk ... eason.html

Or if that is too expensive here is a shorten (cheaper) version; https://www.audiobooks.co.uk/audiobook/ ... on/380646#
by ibsey
13 Jan 2020, 22:11
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: Team Lotus: Struggling Beyond The Post Colin Chapman Era
Replies: 0
Views: 3873

Team Lotus: Struggling Beyond The Post Colin Chapman Era

Announcing the release of a new Formula One book! You can kick aside those January blues because, a new book entitled Team Lotus: Struggling Beyond The Post Colin Chapman Era is now available to buy in audio book format: m or e book format here: m free sample is contained within those links, You can...
by ibsey
25 Apr 2019, 09:56
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: F1 Livery Histories
Replies: 58
Views: 18862

Re: F1 Livery Histories

Checked the Forti one out, good stuff! On the involvement of Sergio Rinland, he left All American Racers in early '95 to join Forti, which had basically bought a bunch of F1 assets from his company and turned it into something with a passable resemblance to a car. He was there for about two weeks b...
by ibsey
25 Apr 2019, 09:51
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Caption this!
Replies: 6189
Views: 719088

Re: Caption this!

You-Gee-Eee-Day wrote:Image

It's like the laws of probability themselves are fighting back.


Hamilton (crying) "...it's not fair. Your supposed to be my no. 2 - not beating me in the WDC!"
by ibsey
25 Apr 2019, 09:49
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: Someone has a book out!
Replies: 2
Views: 2439

Re: Someone has a book out!

Hi all, Just to let you know that Autosport Magazine has just reviewed my book which (along with some other reviews) can be found here; m Laos just to let you know I am currently working on a second book about something from F1 during the 1980's & 1990's. Whilst I can't give away any more detail...
by ibsey
17 Apr 2019, 17:26
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: SACRE BLEU!
Replies: 26
Views: 8142

Re: SACRE BLEU!

[quote="dinizintheoven"]I've been reading Ibsey's book, recently. (And if you see this post, Ibsey, I've sent you an email via this forum which may have gone into your spam folder, even though it is definitely not spam. Look for it.) Inspired by the sheer massive amount of time and effort ...
by ibsey
30 Mar 2019, 19:03
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Ponderbox
Replies: 5014
Views: 683833

Re: Ponderbox

Sup https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2mXq5NWkAAtqcq.jpg https://rollout.c.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_566/rollout/jh25b-d702e.jpg This looks like a great opportunity to start another immature puns thread like... "Ex F1 champ releases FART"
by ibsey
30 Mar 2019, 18:56
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Caption this!
Replies: 6189
Views: 719088

Re: Caption this!

Pacific 777 wrote:Image


Seb: See thats where in my contract it states I don't have to wear Red trousers unlike you engineers...I'm a VIP don't you know?
by ibsey
30 Mar 2019, 18:51
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 17 years on, it starts up again...
Replies: 177
Views: 63488

Re: 17 years on, it starts up again...

Its the B195... m Long-time former rival, and the man who Michael beat to that 1994 title, Damon Hill will drive the Benetton B195 up the hillclimb course." Still will be interesting to see how Hill finds the car & whether he makes simliar comments as to its "neverousness" as Herb...
by ibsey
18 Mar 2019, 19:30
Forum: The Jean-Denis Deletraz Memorial Forum
Topic: What things do you miss from older F1 races?
Replies: 80
Views: 34025

Re: What things do you miss from older F1 races?

dr-baker wrote:Unreliability.


I also liked it when you had paid drivers rocking up towards the end of the season to help out those teams that were struggling financially. The 1994 end of season races (Jerez, Suzuka & Oz) were classic examples of this.
by ibsey
18 Mar 2019, 19:26
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: RIP Charlie Whiting
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Re: RIP Charlie Whiting

He was also a talented race mechanic hence why he worked his way up to chief mechanic at Brabham before becoming the FIA's technical delegate. RIP.
by ibsey
18 Mar 2019, 19:24
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Ponderbox
Replies: 5014
Views: 683833

Re: Ponderbox

This is maybe more appropriate for the Rantbox, but I find it a bit tiresome that almost every season a major, either controversial or just downright unpopular decision gets made about critical rules about three days before Australia. Obviously timed just so they can't reverse it, even though 2016'...
by ibsey
11 Mar 2019, 18:39
Forum: The Jean-Denis Deletraz Memorial Forum
Topic: What things do you miss from older F1 races?
Replies: 80
Views: 34025

Re: What things do you miss from older F1 races?

I really miss seeing bumps on race tracks, because often it would unsettle the car meaning the driver had to work that bit harder. Not liking these billiard table smooth race tracks.
by ibsey
11 Mar 2019, 16:16
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: Someone has a book out!
Replies: 2
Views: 2439

Re: Someone has a book out!

Thanks also to dr-baker for doing that interview. I remember having some heated debates with him over 1994 back in 2011 (with the unpopular opinions thread) and now proud to call him a friend. This is precisely why GP Rejects will always be my first love as an F1 forum. because there is that mutual ...
by ibsey
24 Feb 2019, 22:48
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: Editorial direction of GP Rejects
Replies: 293
Views: 132799

Re: Editorial direction of GP Rejects

As a number of members of this forum are aware, one of our number (ibsey) is publishing a book. If he and I work on a Q&A-style book review, could we get it published on the main Rejects website? Pretty please? I've only just seen the above post and thanks dr-baker for asking this If you would ...
by ibsey
20 Feb 2019, 21:11
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Caption this!
Replies: 6189
Views: 719088

Re: Caption this!

madmark1974 wrote:Image

I guess the guy on the left didn't get the memo about the crossed arms then ...


Mourning the slow demise of Williams?
by ibsey
20 Feb 2019, 21:04
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Possibility to Meet Frank Dernie at Race Retro 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: Possibility to Meet Frank Dernie at Race Retro 2019

Further update regarding this: Frank Dernie MAY be at our Race Retro stand (Performance Publishing) possibly Friday afternoon.
by ibsey
18 Feb 2019, 08:01
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Possibility to Meet Frank Dernie at Race Retro 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Possibility to Meet Frank Dernie at Race Retro 2019

Hi All, Just wanted to let anyone who is attending www.raceretro.com know that there may be the possibility to meet Legendary F1 Engineer: Frank Dernie at Race Retro 2019 this Friday (22/2/19) on (Performance Publishing's stand) where I shall also be present (all weekend). More details on this is co...
by ibsey
18 Feb 2019, 07:48
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Caption this!
Replies: 6189
Views: 719088

Re: Caption this!

Miguel98 wrote:
This Could Be You wrote:Image


"See, kid, that's how you cheat the system!"


"back in my day, women had hair down there..."