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by scbriml
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 161
Views: 23829

Re: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets

B777LRF wrote:
The purpose of list prices is marketing, as it enables the OEM to issue a presser saying they've sold x amount of aircraft at a list price of x billion Dollars.


To the extent that Airbus no longer publishes its list price for our edification

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 173
Views: 7873

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

It's not like France, has not stabbed anybody in the back is it... Anybody on here, remember Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace ship blown up by French Security services in Auckland Harbour? or Selling a despot like Saddam Hussein a nuclear reactor (before it got blown up by the Israelis.) Luckily the...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 48
Views: 6478

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

Vast majority of A32Xneo orders are A321s As a practising pedant (Grand Master level), I'd have to point out that this isn't correct. To me, vast majority would suggest something like 70% or more. At the end of September, total neo sales were 7,563 split 73 A319 (0.96%), 3,847 A320 (50.86%) and 3,6...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 161
Views: 23829

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

This one is different because there’s an LOI involved. If the LOI (without competition) was good enough for IAG to sign in mid-June 2019 and was still valid , why wouldn't they just firm it? It's my belief the LOI has since expired and IAG management now sees the benefit of having a competition thi...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 48
Views: 6478

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

The change in length of the -7 came quite late in the day, likewise replacing the -9 with the -10. The whole neo effort was planned by Airbus to be a " minimum change " (thus, minimum cost) upgrade to the A32x family. The sales figures don't suggest Airbus made any blunders (ignoring activ...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 161
Views: 23829

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

Revisiting a 200 MAX jet provisional order that was never finalised. You translated that to the LOI is dead and buried? Can somebody else explain this to me If the uncontested LOI was alive and well, then IAG could just firm it. But that hasn't happened, and now they've started a new competition. I...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 161
Views: 23829

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

Reason #1 for me is inflation. While this is just in the UK, it is 3% for the year ending August 2021 - https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflatio ... august2021 . So the aircraft prices will likely go up due to inflation. The contract would include price inflation clauses - signing a deal for 200 pla...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 161
Views: 23829

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

"Among other European prospects, British Airways parent IAG has reopened a fresh competition between Airbus and Boeing for narrowbody jets, revisiting a large provisional order for 200 MAX jets that was never finalised, the sources said." https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/airbus-talks-s...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to operate its second longest non stop flight with a 787-9
Replies: 23
Views: 6220

Re: QANTAS to operate its longest non stop flight with a 787-9

Bit pedantic? Not everyone on here is a pilot like you are so be a bit more generous, will you? And not everyone, in fact very few [location wise] use statute miles. I agree with Zeke & using nm just makes comparisons easier. Gemuser NM or KM make sense. Miles really only means anything to thos...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Plus the stewards in Silverstone were unequivocal that Lewis was at fault. The stewards use very specific wording when ascribing fault to a driver. If one driver is deemed wholly at fault for an incident the wording will be " Car nn is judged at fault for the incident. " As in this case f...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1686

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

I'm not sure what other Americans think, but SF teams doing good work is highly preferable to our record with the drones. SF teams are unlikely to generate scores of future terrorists. It sounds like a good idea, but it only seems feasible when you're already an occupying force and have huge resour...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19209

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

So you may ask what problem does Airbus face? The problem is lessors demand lower prices due to the lower projected value of the asset. Unfortunately for Airbus it isn’t that much cheaper to make an A319 than an A320, so Airbus has little negotiating room while still making a profit. Hence Airbus e...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19209

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Exactly what is the problem Airbus faces? - airlines order an A320 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A223 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A319NEO -> still no problem The only problem would be if airlines decide that the missing A319 makes them order 737s. THe problem is that Airbu...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?
Replies: 84
Views: 18314

Re: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?

cedarjet wrote:
They’ve had a decade to recoup costs so I doubt anyone’s still underwater anyway


There you go, spoiling a damned good rant-thread by being reasonable! SMH :wink2:

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 75
Views: 2450

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

AirWorthy99 wrote:
I am kind of wondering, why is it that Black or Brown people want to illegally cross the border into a country that is systematically racist and full of white supremacist.


Easy. It’s still better than wherever they left.

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1686

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

Let's hope this was the last war crime in this 20 year long invasion. I don't see any chance of those responsible standing trial (although that's what the US expects others to do for some reason), but maybe they will at least give compensation to families of the dead and injured. Btw, looks like th...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19209

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

I only find it curious they spent so much effort on the A319neo and A320neo only to discover that the market seems to like the A321 instead. With total neo sales of over 7,500, I'm sure Airbus thinks the effort was well spent and is laughing all the way to the bank. The market likes the A321 as wel...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19209

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

However putting models into the market that don't sell (now talking specifically about the A319NEO), does not really indicate a smart use of resources nor a very keen understanding of the market and it's customers need and considerations. Something which never really does really look good on a manu...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19209

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

I only find it curious they spent so much effort on the A319neo and A320neo only to discover that the market seems to like the A321 instead. With total neo sales of over 7,500, I'm sure Airbus thinks the effort was well spent and is laughing all the way to the bank. The market likes the A321 as wel...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4912

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I mean from day 1 all we heard was Trump wouldn't finish out his term. That he would resign or be removed on mental grounds. When this didn't pan out a bunch of very crazy people had to invent it as they went. Then they had to fabricate this fallacy that Trump would not leave office if he lost and ...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1686

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/17/politics/kabul-drone-strike-us-military-intl-hnk/index.html I knew something was fishy when Biden wouldn't name the two high profile ISIS-K members he said he killed with a drone strike in retaliation to the suicide bomber that killed out members of the military. I me...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2629

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

Hard to believe it was 20 years ago. Another non-US perspective: While being a Brit and working in the UK, I was working for a large US global corporation, so we felt this probably more than most Brits. I returned to the office after lunch and the receptionist told us a plane had hit the WTC. My ass...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

You missed the front part: No, I included it. They still penalised Verstappen. The stewards may think it's fine, but I certainly don't. Surprised Pikachu face! This is wrong because the fact of the matter is, the ruling isn't clear cut and is subject to the interpretation of the stewards. So if the...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1611

Re: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening

After thinking about it I foresee two problems: 1. Adding floats to an aircraft of this size would generate a massive amount of drag that would greatly limit its range. Lockheed previously pursued a concept that reduced drag. https://www.thedrive.com/content-b/message-editor%2F1621457258713-lockhee...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

One can also argue that it does prove the fact that Hamilton could have given more space & both drivers could have made the corner and live to fight another day. This is what the stewards said: https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/decision-document/2021%20Italian%20Grand%20Prix%20-%20Offence...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3498

Re: Airbus Mobile Question

astuteman wrote:
The only thing that's difficult to understand is why some posters continue to insist they can't comprehend it.
Feels more like kite flying to me, to be honest
Rgds


It's not difficult to understand if you read some of the blogs out there or know the history of the confused posters.

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19209

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Did Airbus say that or did A.Net imply that as forum participants gazed into their collective crystal ball? Yes they did, but I’m damned if I can find it now. I’m still looking… You are right ! I found an article from 2017 in German ( sorry ) https://www.aero.de/news-27733/Airbus-bevorzugt-CSeries-...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19209

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

When Airbus acquired the C-Series they said they were going to stop actively marketing the A319 and push the A220 instead. However, they said the A319 would still be available for customers that really wanted it (including ACJ). Did Airbus say that or did A.Net imply that as forum participants gaze...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 207
Views: 9395

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

China has thrown its toys out of the pram, which suggests to me this is a very good idea! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-58582573 China has denounced a historic security pact between the US, UK and Australia, describing the alliance as "extremely irresponsible" and "narrow minded&qu...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3866

Re: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?

Perhaps the fuselage could form the basis of a future small WB, but it would need an entirely new wing to be competitive.. Airlines, especially the US3 want a 767 replacement but it's too small of a market to justify a clean sheet solution. They will just have to settle for the XLR and abusing 787s...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

A three place grid penalty is nothing for a top driver in a top car (with the possible exception of it happening at Monaco). It's literally 24m on the track, which is a lot less than 10s on track at racing speeds. . You are clearly downplaying the penalty of VER. We also discussed the possibility o...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19209

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

lightsaber wrote:
I agree, the A318NEO adds production cost at this time.


:o

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19209

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

When Airbus acquired the C-Series they said they were going to stop actively marketing the A319 and push the A220 instead. However, they said the A319 would still be available for customers that really wanted it (including ACJ). The A319neo has been certified since that statement. All the money has ...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 330
Views: 14765

Re: Texas abortion law

Lets assume for a minute that an embryo is a person. Then you are saying that the killing of an innocent human being isn't anyone's business so we should just ignore it. Got it. While the killing of another person might not technically be anyone's business that is not something that a civilized soc...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Depends who that puts you behind in terms of track position. Alonso showed earlier this year that a single position on track at a certain stage in the race could easily make a 10 point difference come the chequered flag. If the choice was 10s behind in clear air or 3 positions on the road, I think ...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Lewis got lucky at the British GP because the penalty, which was probably about right or perhaps a little on the lenient side didn't stop him winning. It was still a penalty and he still had to recover the time. Given the stewards do not take into account the consequences of an incident, Hamilton's...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 330
Views: 14765

Re: Texas abortion law

Again, people think there is a third person in the equation, not just the mom and dad. For them it's not about controlling the women, rather defending the innocent, but keep ignoring that. Why is it any of their business? An unviable clump of cells is not "a person". Again, that is your o...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

but it seems Verstappen decided colliding with Hamilton was the preferred option. This is comparable as stating HAM kicked out VER deliberately at Silverstone… Which plenty of folks claimed, some going as far as to suggest Hamilton tried to kill Verstappen. Ridiculous, no? I'm sure you'll agree tha...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 330
Views: 14765

Re: Texas abortion law

There is no reason to continue any conversation with you, as it will never be constructive. You think you know all of the answers, including what is the hears of other people. You refusal to even consider other opinions or idea of other people. Hell, apparently you want to tell me what I am thinkin...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Red Bull don't seem to find it very contentious. The lack of moaning from Horner and Marko is notable and telling. Just because Horner & Marko are silent doesn't make it less contentious. Having experienced the futility of protesting the FIA back in Silverstone, it's understandable why they cho...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Do you really think it was that malicious and pre-planned? Pre-planned? No. But all through his career Verstappen's approach has been " I'm coming through, you'd better give me room or we'll collide. You don't want us to collide, do you? " He's got away with it most times and maybe this t...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Like I said, had the stewards judge it to be a racing incident, I would have been fine with it. The fact that they chose to blame Verstappen is contentious, especially given the reasoning. Red Bull don't seem to find it very contentious. The lack of moaning from Horner and Marko is notable and tell...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

You mean the overtake on heavy fuel loads with the softs degrading faster, as compared to further on the race when the loads are lighter and softs can last longer? Nobody except Mazepin ran softs in the race. Secondly, the stewards for this race are different from the Silverstone race. So me questi...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Given that Mercedes was on the mediums, he wouldn't have been able to get ahead had he backed off. Hamilton on hards managed to overtake Norris on mediums - it took a while, but he managed it. There was plenty of the race left. Instead he decided to cause a collision, minimising the potential loss ...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Or he could have at least escaped to the left as he had done before and plenty others did too, including his teammate who passed 2 cars that way (and had to give the place back or got penalized...). Yes, there were other options, but it seems Verstappen decided colliding with Hamilton was the prefe...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Actually, HAM didn’t gave enough space to VER, so my statement isn’t wrong. Verstappen didn't have the right to any room per the race stewards. That's why he was penalised. https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/decision-document/2021%20Italian%20Grand%20Prix%20-%20Offence%20-%20Car%2033%20-%20Cau...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Just goes to show that if Lewis wanted to, he could have given Max some space. The stewards said Verstappen didn't have any right to the room because he braked too late. https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/decision-document/2021%20Italian%20Grand%20Prix%20-%20Offence%20-%20Car%2033%20-%20Causin...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Given how Lewis was able to recover and win the British Grand Prix inspite of the penalty, can one say it's the same penalty? The consequences of the penalised action are not taken into account - if Verstappen had been able to carry on at Monza he'd have been given a time penalty instead. Both driv...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Verstappen complains about not being given space but he never gives space. Hamilton is taking this into account and will never again give him space. I have no dog in this fight, but will say it's got to be unforgettable to have a car land on your head. As was written above, I too am thankful for th...

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by scbriml
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38063

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Thinking a little more about this, but doesn't Max need an engine swap before the end of the season? Hence, would have to start from the back at one of the remaining races. So I wonder if he takes an engine at the next race if the stewards would consider that the penalty has been applied Yes, Verst...

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