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  • in reply to: F1 2018 Conspiracy Theories Thread #46028
    Tim GoodchildTim Goodchild
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    Its a good thing then that RedBull have the Torpedo back in 2019 to ensure that any ex-RedBull driver doesn’t succeed. Expect to see Vettel and Ricciardo have races ruined by instruction from RedBull to take them out. ;o)

    in reply to: Williams employs a good driver shocker #44734
    Tim GoodchildTim Goodchild
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    And all of a sudden there are 3 British drivers in F1 next year.

    Well we know why Perez is staying at Force Canada – he brings the Mexican money. Ocon probably relies on talent and Mercedes backing. Not necessarily what you need in F1 today to survive.

    in reply to: F1 Esports Thread #44732
    Tim GoodchildTim Goodchild
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    What I don’t understand is why this event wasn’t piped through their F1TV app – even for those that can’t get the full TV rights package. Lots to learn from here for the organisers – Facebook has never been a go to platform for live video for me. Maybe they didn’t want people to realise it’s more exciting than the actual sport! 🤭

    in reply to: Hello all Wraith's in the house lol #43982
    Tim GoodchildTim Goodchild
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    Hey Tom – welcome to the forum. You’ve reminded myself that I should do an intro at some point, but for now great to have you on board!

    Tim.

    Tim GoodchildTim Goodchild
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    Perez pushed him, but perhaps Ocon should have backed out. Glad Perez wasn’t penalised – normal first lap incident to me.

    in reply to: Mercedes-Benz EQ C previews #41877
    Tim GoodchildTim Goodchild
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    Pure electric? Probably not. Hybrid, definitely. My hesitancy on pure electric is the speed in which it takes to charge – we need batteries to fully charge in the same time it takes to fill up a tank of petrol – achieve that, then it would be a tough argument to claim fully electric if wrong. Ideally I’d like to get a hybrid car as my next choice.

    in reply to: Best Retro Console #41874
    Tim GoodchildTim Goodchild
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    I was quite late into playing on consoles, going from Atari ST to PC in the 1980s up to mid 1990s. Spent many an afternoon playing gems such as Geoff Crammond Grand Prix, Sid Meier’s Pirates, F-19 Stealth Fighter and Star Trek: 25th Anniversary on all on PC…But it was the Sony PlayStation that got me hooked into consoles and of course who can forget that amazing electric guitar opening video on Formula 1. So PS1 it is.

    in reply to: Are F1 races getting boring? #41871
    Tim GoodchildTim Goodchild
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    The age old problem of Formula One. We all like to critique the sport but its always had its eras of domination. I started watching it around 1992/1993, which was when Schumacher was starting to come to the fore – I remember many a Sunday afternoon watching Williams, then McLaren, then Ferrari all take it in turns to create snooze-fest races. I don’t think that will ever change. That said I’d do the following:

    1. Stop trying to turn F1 into endurance racing. Build cars that last 200 miles. A gearbox that lasts 6 races and an engine that last 7 races does nothing for me. We need reliability to be on the edge – some of the greatest races of the 90s were when the top teams had reliability issues allowing for a midfield team through to score a podium.

    2. Change the format of the weekend. Turn Friday into a media day for fans. Saturday starts with a 60 minute practice session before we go straight into qualifying. Scrap parc ferme rules. Sunday morning we bring back warm-up and practice sessions designed to hone your car for the race. Not having loads of practice to get your setup right ready for quali could result in an unsettled grid yet not upsetting the look and feel of the race weekend.

    3. All teams should run 3-cars. As Toto Wolff suggested the 3rd car can only have a driver in it with less than 2 years F1 experience. This could allow for teams to offer sponsored drives as well. We all loved seeing Alonso drive at Indy 500 – this could allow for one-off races for drivers anywhere to drive at Monaco.

    -tg.

    Tim GoodchildTim Goodchild
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    I agree with the FIA decision that it was a racing incident. Vettel needs to stop getting so hot headed during races. I actually found myself agreeing to a comment Nico Rosberg made after the race – to win a championship against Hamilton, he needs to stop making silly mistakes. How can Hamilton be leading by 30-points with 7 races to go…at this rate Ferrari do not deserve to win anything this year.

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