With a heavy heart, I share the news that Sir Frank Williams has died, he was 79. I'm actually pretty upset about this as Williams was always one of my favourite teams once I got into F1. From 1980 over a period of 17 seasons, Williams was one of the very top F1 teams winning nine constructor's tit...Jump to post
Anyone who says that an F1 driver isn't a great because they were always in a top car is kind of missing what the definition of a great F1 driver is. There's a difference between great and greatest . That's the gist of the argument about Lewis which many don't latch on to. As for Lewis, he holds or...Jump to post
See, you do know all about nuance. You just chose to ignore it when it doesn't support your point. Like I said: There is no big nuance to be explained. Red Bull did not dominate the seasons like Mercedes did from the start of the V6 era. So if he truly was the GOAT, surely he would have been in wit...Jump to post
VMCA787 wrote:IIRC the Formula 1 teams with their trailers were loaded via the nose.
Huh?? In 2007 his rookie season , he lost the championship to Kimi by 1 point. Let me make that clear: In his debut season, the first time he had ever raced an F1 car he came second to Kimi a vastly more experienced driver in a Ferrari, by one point!! He also took a whole load of records for most w...Jump to post
All of that is true (however, you slipped up in forgetting to mention him losing to Rosberg in 2016), but simply stating it ignores any of the myriad of nuance that accompanies each and every F1 season. There is no big nuance to be explained. Red Bull did not dominate the seasons like Mercedes did ...Jump to post
There is so much falsification of news in mainstream media and even financial news that you don't know whether to laugh or cry. Consider this - https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 853210.cms? This is a country where 80% of the population survives on less than $2 a day Where was the above 's...Jump to post
As I said before I'm not that fussed either way, but I would like to see Lewis win if only to shut up the people who have constantly put him down as a driver by saying "well it's not talent, its because he has always had the better car* Thing is, when one looks at his record, this kind of ring...Jump to post
And by far the worst culprits for whining are Red Bull. I saw on Sky F1 last night that the FIA are re-doing the load-tests on the wings of "suspect" cars, or to put it more clearly; Red Bull are still upset that Lewis is fast and are desperately trying to find some small infraction like ...Jump to post
Horner does have a point. The speed gap between the fastest & the slowest car at Mexico was around 10.1 km/h. Similarly for Silverstone, the speed gap between the fastest & the slowest car was around 9.7 km/h. Even at Austin, the gap was no bigger than 20 km/h. So for Hamilton to be 22 km/h...Jump to post
We had quite a spirited debate after Silverstone and how Lewis should be disqualified for daring to race Max.... They seem oddly quite now....[/i] Actually, the debate was that Lewis should have been disqualified for causing an avoidable high speed impact with the wall that is potentially dangerous...Jump to post
AAX also saying that they will give travel vouchers to passenger creditors in the future. https://newsroom.airasia.com/news/clarification-of-airasia-x-passengers-as-creditors-and-their-entitlements?format=amp Many passengers feel that this is not enough. They want cash. The authorities have already...Jump to post
Below is an article about the final year of turboprop flights over the Atlantic. https://www.nytimes.com/1971/03/28/archives/the-cheapest-slowest-and-most-hip-way-to-fly-the-atlantic-the.html The WOW air of its time lol Actually the current day Icelandair is pretty low rent too. Here they are the n...Jump to post
This particular triple header is dumbest we have seen this year. At least the other ones made some degree of sense. Doing the US, off week, Mexico, Brazil, Qatar makes no sense. It should have been US, Mexico, Brazil, off week and then finish the season with 3 races in 4 weeks. Now I understand the...Jump to post
The fact that the gaps are irregular also doesn't help. Some times you get what seems to be a burst of action, then it goes all quite for quite a while. This makes it really different from world football, US football, basketball, etc. The fact that half or more of the field is not competitive also ...Jump to post
NIKV69 wrote:I have been hearing wait to upgrade what do the computer experts here say?
Can I ask why is the Indian government going after Shahrukh Khan's son? Is it simply because he's a Muslim? But from my understanding SRK is Muslim in name only - as I do recall him sharing how he was disenchanted by religion after his mother died, so what's really going on? Looking at least from th...Jump to post
Islam doesn't need reformation. According to the Quran what is the punishment for apostasy? Fred There's no mention of any worldly punishment for apostates in the Quran, only hadiths which may or may not be accurately translated. In fact, some scholars argued that only when one forsakes religion an...Jump to post
Islam doesn't need reformation. It's Muslims that need reformation - or more accurately reversion back to when Islam was at its golden age, where Muslims are more tolerable, more open minded, less holier than thou, more humble, and most importantly emphasizes intelligence. And it has to come from wi...Jump to post
I don’t understand the blue in the livery. It looks like it was designed by someone who thinks color = great design (eg half of A.net). The livery is ugly, but blue is a symbol of Italy. Azzuri. It is much more than football though most closely associated with the sport. Which is why it boggles my ...Jump to post
Will the second 007 become the next actual 007? Would be a controversial choice in my opinion, but she was ligned up for the role during this movie it seems. Also, the whole movie was a bit "cartoonish" to me. I think that the previous Daniel Craig movies were more aligned with reality th...Jump to post
Hello all, 2 questions for the forum.... A.) Assuming your reasonably happy (6 out of 10) at work..... with 10 being high- what would it take from a competing offer for you to transition to another company? B.) In your current situation....what would it take? a) Job advancement - meaning I get a be...Jump to post
It seems that the AirAsia Group is looking for a November kickoff as Malaysia is expected to restart interstate travel soon, with a prelude to international travel thereafter. AirAsia plans to reactivate 30-45 aircraft this month if interstate borders lift https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/air...Jump to post
Good question, you can’t write-off either one. You defer or find legal ways to increase ones basis. I'm becoming a flat taxer on income, capital gains (excl. 401k until pulled out) and those investment incomes. Also, a tax on luxury goods to prevent (including jets, cars over the price of the media...Jump to post
Tax avoidance isn't necessarily illegal. So the bigger question should be the source of income, especially for politicians. One thing that I just thought about is this - why isn't there someone enterprising enough to offer such services to average Joes so that they can exploit the same loopholes as ...Jump to post
So. Bounty is UK-speak for Mounds? More like a plagiarized version by Mars: It is a direct emulation of the Mounds bar introduced by Peter Paul in 1936, and also copies the milk chocolate enrobing of its Almond Joy introduced in 1948 in that version. Introduced in 1951 in the United Kingdom and Can...Jump to post
pune wrote:Dutchy wrote:for small businesses, it depends on the legal type of company. But my own business: one per year, plus 4 times VAT, quaterly.
My dear friend, you didn't share which country
You should try buying a car in Malaysia. We pay 10% sales tax, 30% import tax AND excise duty ranging from 75% to 105%, depending on engine capacity. And it's not like Malaysia's purchasing power is any stronger than India. I had to take up a 9 year loan to fund my car purchase. The only way you can...Jump to post
Of course, Renault became Lotus, who then became Renault again didn't they? Don't know why but I had always just assumed that Lotus had just rebranded an actual French design team rather than actually being UK based. Back in the 1970s, Renault was indeed a fully French operation. But the Renault te...Jump to post
I think Renault are pretty much 100% French though, and Ferrari are definitely Italian. Renault/Alpine is 50-50 Anglo-French. The Brits handle the car design, the French handle the engine. https://www.renaultgroup.com/en/news-on-air/news/behind-the-scenes-at-renault-sport-racing-enstone-groupe-rena...Jump to post
The new FIA directive on pit stops really is causing havoc. We had what 6-7 slow stops today? Such utter nonsense. Indeed. It's a rule with no discernible safety reward. But what a race. 2021 has been quite surprising in that the races we thought would be borefests (Paul Ricard & Sochi) turned ...Jump to post
the fact of the matter is, the ruling isn't clear cut and is subject to the interpretation of the stewards. So if the stewards are different, their interpretation can differ as well. And there have been many instances in races of different stewards applying the rules in a different manner. Thank yo...Jump to post
Not F1, but F1 related inasmuch as the driver involved was Romain Grosjean.
Looks like he did a Max Verstappen Monza special (on a backmarker no less!) at the infamous Laguna Seca Corkscrew.
Why not just use a state issued ID? How is having to show an ID to vote racist but having to show an ID for a vaccine passport not? I suppose people who support vaccine passports don't want people of color around them at restaurants and bars? Such as? A driver's license is pointless for people who ...Jump to post
Personally, if Americans want voter ID to be used, it should be in a form of a nationally mandated ID card. India does this with a national voted ID card which doubles as an identity card. But then there will be Americans who would decry it as giving up their freedom & liberties if they have a n...Jump to post
I'm surprised that nobody mentioned this thread which happened several months BEFORE September 11 -
Did the FBI investigate this website because of this? I forgot how the story went.
This is what the stewards said: https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/decision-document/2021%20Italian%20Grand%20Prix%20-%20Offence%20-%20Car%2033%20-%20Causing%20a%20collision.pdf While Car 44 could have steered further from the kerb to avoid the incident, the Stewards determined that his positi...Jump to post
Those of you who feel Boeing blames the pilots too much won't like the part near the end where they play a recording of Calhoun pretty much saying that if US pilots were flying the accidents would not have happened. In other places they do point out a bunch of Boeing's unwillingness to question its...Jump to post
'Crashalong' 3D reconstruction of VER vs HAM doesn't paint Max in a good light, IMO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbU_iUIay3w If this is a reasonable reconstruction of what went down, I can see why Max and Christian didn't complain too much. Or, of course, if it was a 'professional foul' they ha...Jump to post
You mean the one where Nico moved hard right off the racing line and pushed Lewis completely off the track would be foolhardy to apportion blame to Nico? Even if they weren't in the same team it would have been bad. Time to take the blinkers off as it's becoming rather embarrassing. Rosberg was def...Jump to post