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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 714

Re: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?

Michael Crichton's Airframe. I would think that in the age of the 737MAX revelations, the story outlined in Airframe would be highly relevant.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Costa Concordia Disaster
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: 10 Years Since Costa Concordia Disaster

Has it really been 10 years since the Costa Concordia? It sure felt like yesterday.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 54
Views: 1878

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

The Godfather left out one or two subplots from Mario Puzzo’s novel but otherwise stayed incredibly faithful to the book. Puzo was quite involved in writing the screenplay. No wonder it's incredibly faithful to the book. Anyways, I think the TV movie Barbarians at the Gate with James Garner was as ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK. Kegworth air disaster 8 January 1989.
Replies: 6
Views: 1413

Re: UK. Kegworth air disaster 8 January 1989.

It's utterly sad how a small error by the crew could lead to 47 deaths.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18
Replies: 20
Views: 2193

Re: Malaysian RMAF to Acquire 33 ex Kuwaiti AF F/A-18

Malaysia already has 8 X F-18Ds, the article talks about procurement of another 33 F-18C/Ds from Kuwait but they have 31 F-18Cs and 8 F-18Ds I believe (1 less than supplied (that one crashed) and from which total a number of Cs and Ds are withdrawn (are these in storage or scrapped or stripped for ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 157
Views: 6150

Re: MH17-trail, part 1

Realistically, what are the chances that the 4 perpetrators will actually be served justice for the murder of 298 souls on board MH17? Absolute zero?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 54
Views: 3149

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

1) I want the increasing political polarization to stop. It's not just an American thing, but here in Malaysia things are getting just as polarized and it's really screwing up the country. 2) I wish we could stop giving idiots free publicity. 3) No more new Covid variants, please. 4) I hope that Seb...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phone updated to Android 11, but I may have done something wrong when I updated.
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Phone updated to Android 11, but I may have done something wrong when I updated.

I've upgraded too (actually, I've updated to Android 12), and have not encountered the problems you are encountering.

Why not reset your phone & try again?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

For still bringing it up even after their hero has won the WDC. As they say, there’s only one thing worse than a sore loser…. So basically, a Hamilton fan can besmirch Verstappen and his title but a Verstappen fan can't rebut. Got it. What you’ve written is the epitome of an excuse. Pathetic. Tryin...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Indeed, it's nearly impossible to engage with a Verstappen fan online without the " Hamilton nearly killed Max at Silverstone! " card being played. Then, of course, Bottas displayed NASA levels of maths and physics to deliberately take Verstappen out in Hungary. It's a bit hypocritical fo...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

We’ve still had moaning about the Silverstone incident even after the title has been decided but yeah, they move on…. Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Only because Hamilton fans opened up the box. I doubt had it gone the other way, Red Bull fans would have acted in similar fashion. Oh sure, th...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

A demonstration of why the fandom is utterly toxic. https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17065625/f1-hamilton-fans-gala-fia-awards-verstappen/?utm_source=native_share&utm_medium=sharebar_native&utm_campaign=sharebaramp A van with a sign? :lol: If you think that's "toxic", you may need a...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I was going to agree with you entirely until I actually read the article. It was a rehash of everything we already know about Masi messing up the final race and a picture of a van with a slogan on the side parked outside a party, It’s hardly “toxic”. Did the fans make their way in to the presentati...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17065625 ... harebaramp
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A demonstration of why the fandom is utterly toxic.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17065625 ... harebaramp

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Dec 17, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I think there is a good chance he might walk away from F1. I don't want him to as I still think he is the best driver out there but I know Lewis struggles with mental health issues and he might not have the fight left. https://the-race.com/formula-1/wolff-hopes-disillusioned-hamilton-wont-walk-away...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

That said, there's one question outstanding. Apart from his trip to Windsor Castle yesterday to be knighted by Prince Charles, Sir Lewis Hamilton has made no public appearance or statement since the immediate post-race interview and the podium ceremony and missed the press conference afterwards, an...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Dec 16, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I know it's the Daily Mail, but they're running with a story that Mercedes will not appeal after all, with Hamilton reportedly stating he does not to win a title through the courts: - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-10314391/Mercedes-expected-ditch-appeal-against-Max-Verstappen...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

How`s the stench now? No Tax On Rotax If he hadn’t pushed VER off the track, VER probably would have become world champion without all the drama and controversy we saw yesterday….. Now hang on, so you automatically assume that VER would have won in Silverstone!?? And taken the fastest lap as well, ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

You know what, considering the toxicity of the matter (some idiots have gone as far as threatening Latifi to the point that he had to apologize!), I'm going to refrain myself. I've said what I needed to say and I'm not going to add anything more on the matter.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The race was a championship decider. To finish under a safety car would have been a farce of the highest order. Why would the race finishing under the SC have been a farce? Verstappen wouldn't have won without the safety car, so where's the farce if he'd finished second behind the SC? If Latiffi ha...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

No, it would have followed the safety rules. That are always followed. I can't ever remember a situation where only a select group of cars were allowed to underlap themselves, then on the same lap the safety car comes in. That is also grossly unfair on other drivers behind. The rules were not follo...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Exciting race but like the other poster says, engineered finish. I think HAM should have given back position after VER passed him, apparently he gave back all advantage by the end of the lap (except the position!). Then only allowing the cars between HAM and VER to unlap themselves, why not all? Th...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

But in similar circumstance in Baku, the race was red flagged leaving us with a two lap race from a standing start. The red flag could have been thrown in Abu Dhabi to leave a five lap race at the end rather than the engineered mess we got. One crash happened on the pit straight at high speed which...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Masi was in a (self-induced) very difficult position after he made the initial (and wrong) call of lapped cars staying in position. At that point, he did not have enough time and space to let all the lapped cars be released. However, as no one really cared about who is behind Max (honestly who reme...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Grounds for appeal: The nature of the restart has now prompted Mercedes to lodge two protests with the FIA over the restart and result in Abu Dhabi. This was lodged within the required 30-minute time window after the race. Mercedes added that it "will not make any further comment on the detail...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 12, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Hmm...Mercedes is disputing the results? Apparently they felt the restart wasn't proper as only 5 lapped cars (the ones in between Lewis and Max) were allowed to pass. I'm sure you can understand why (not that I agree with it, because I can't see how the result can change). Either all lapped cars s...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

However that ending leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, Masi genuinely making up the rules as they go and Mercedes now protesting the race result. The race would have still ended up in a protest had it originally gone the way Mercedes wanted. Red Bull would undoubtedly protest the ruling not to all...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

After Max forced him wide, you mean? Karma indeed. I suspect Lewis would still have won even then on today's form. Max's lunge was quite legit. I've seen many instances of overtakes like that from countless of F1 drivers. And even if Lewis had to be forced wide, he didn't have to straightline the c...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Have to say I was really looking forward to seeing the best man on the day win this race, and this championship after such a hard fought season, whichever one had won. Sadly that opportunity was taken away on the last lap. F1 version of Big Brother if you ask me. Hamilton used up his luck in the tu...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Hmm...Mercedes is disputing the results? Apparently they felt the restart wasn't proper as only 5 lapped cars (the ones in between Lewis and Max) were allowed to pass.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Oh my God. Talk about dramatic...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Sky F1 thinks the situation is similar to Brazil. Are they nuts? Max didn't open such a big gap in Brazil.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Is this really a Sky Sports advert, or someone playing a joke? Talk about poor taste! https://twitter.com/_autohan/status/1466771580655132680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1466771580655132680%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraaf.nl%2Fsport%2F1204868...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Interesting statement, almost reads as a confession that RB can't win on merit so has resort to cheating to have a chance. How does that even remotely resemble the meaning of what I've written? From an NFL perspective, think of it as a Hail Mary pass. Is that cheating? When it involves pushing play...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Interesting statement, almost reads as a confession that RB can't win on merit so has resort to cheating to have a chance. How does that even remotely resemble the meaning of what I've written? From an NFL perspective, think of it as a Hail Mary pass. Is that cheating? The only reason you say it is...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

What I dislike about Verstappen fans is that he never, ever does anything wrong despite it being blatant. This is only because Hamilton fans never seem to admit he does something wrong either. Case in point, his hamhanded move against Max at Silverstone. Say what you want about "Verstappen pla...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Nice whataboutism, but the situations were entirely different - Baku was behind the safety car and just because Hamilton didn't accelerate when Vettel expected him to doesn't make it a brake test. Of course it is a brake test. Only reason why you say it isn't is because it's involving Lewis. I woul...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Because those is the rules! You're not allowed to overtake outside of track limits. He did. Twice. And what's worse, he was never going to make the corner without running in to someone, unless that other person took avoiding action. Again, that is not racing, that is throwing the car in and expecti...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Max was reprimanded for something else, brake checking. With regards to the accusation of break checking in Baku by Hamilton on Vettel, it was well documented that Hamilton didn’t actually touch the brakes then but simply didn’t accelerate as Vettel expected him to as was his right whilst following...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Why? If he has the chance to take the lead, why the hell should he yield? ...because in the scenarios given by the poster you're replying to he wouldn't have made the corner. Watch the beginning of most kart races where a newbie is placed in 2nd on the grid. If the pole sitter tries to take the rac...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

think it is a worse offence than knocking your opponent out of the race. The penalties are for the actions and not the consequences of the actions. The action in Silverstone was to touch wheels. Ver was told to let Ham past. There is nothing about how or where or when ham chooses to do so. Delibera...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

On two occasions (think at the start and one the restarts) at the first corner Hamilton was ahead. Max deliberately breaked late, too late. He was never going to make the corner and over-took Hamliton whilst off the track. He does this all the time. He says I'm coming through, get out of the way or...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Looking at this video, I really don't see where is the erratic braking that the FIA alleges Max did. He braked only once, and Hamilton was already braking prior to Max braking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmGZWiPa2R8 Do you think the stewards would have penalised Max without looking at telemetr...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

No, before that there were already cases of cars going for the pits as soon as a big accident happens, while others don't, then the red flag gets out and allows to change tires anyway. A red flag isn't part of racing, it's stopping racing, so changing tires (which is part of racing, and even mandat...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Or alternatively, don't allow changing tires under a red flag (that has changed the results of several races before, so I think it's a needed change anyway). Why? Everyone's open to make changes to their cars in a red flag situation. The only reason why red flags changed the result of several races...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline
Replies: 27
Views: 2132

Re: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline

I guess I misinterpreted his quote. I thought Clooney said he wants to be with family, and one day’s work for $35 million would simply be too much work for him, given his privileged and aloof lifestyle. But if he is guarding his reputation versus Qatar, good on him. I don’t know enough about Qatar ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

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...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

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...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64817

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

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...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Roles that can only be filled by a nose-loading 747F?
Replies: 11
Views: 1550

Re: Roles that can only be filled by a nose-loading 747F?

VMCA787 wrote:
IIRC the Formula 1 teams with their trailers were loaded via the nose.


Interesting. I wonder why though, since from what I can see none of the F1 cargo is so bulky that they can't fit through the side cargo door.

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