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F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:54 am

People,

if the huge fires in the area will allow us......we will be enjoying the Singaporean GP this coming weekend!

I can´t start this type of thread as well as GrahamHill can, but I thought it was only fair for somebody else to give it a go.
We can´t fatigue our own Mister Hill.
Perhaps he can chime in later with more info.

So here goes:

Singapore F1


The driver standing at the moment, after Monza....the top 10:


1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 252
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 199
3 Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari 178
4 Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing-Mercedes 97
5 Kimi Räikkönen Scuderia Ferrari 92
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams Martini Racing-Mercedes 91
7 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull-Renault 58
8 Daniel Riccardo Red Bull-Renault 55
9 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Mercedes 38
10 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 33


Needless to say, ROS needs to kick some serious arse this weekend.......in order to keep the championship alive!
But as much as Monaco is ROS his territory, this nocturnal city appears to be dominated by HAM!
Interesting times ahead!


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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:17 am

Quoting notaxonrotax (Thread starter):
Needless to say, ROS needs to kick some serious arse this weekend.......in order to keep the championship alive!
But as much as Monaco is ROS his territory, this nocturnal city appears to be dominated by HAM!

Rosberg does have his new spec engine back for this race however, which means he has slightly more power available to him as it has lower mileage than Hamiltons.

However, that might not be something Rosberg can capitalise on at Singapore due to the track layout...

Interesting times ahead. Rosberg needs a few Hamilton DNFs to face any realistic chance of a championship win this season imho.

Talking about engines, the FIA are thinking about enacting cost caps on engine supply's to customer teams, both both "current" and "current - 1" specs - which begs the question, what happens when the engines cost more to supply than the supplier can charge...?
 
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Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:27 am

Quoting moo (Reply 1):
Talking about engines, the FIA are thinking about enacting cost caps on engine supply's to customer teams, both both "current" and "current - 1" specs

All these cost caps and still we're losing teams & manufacturers. Pretty soon it'll be the Mercedes-Benz World Championship!

As for the race, the haze will definitely have a big effect on proceedings. Here in KUL the visibility level is very low & the air quality is definitely not good. I believe it is much worse down south in SIN!
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Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:48 am

In his current form, barring any mechanical gremlins, Hamilton should be very hard to beat. He will also have the incentive (if he needs it) of a win equaling Senna's record of 41 wins in 161 starts.
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Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:55 am

Quoting TheFlyingDisk (Reply 2):
All these cost caps and still we're losing teams & manufacturers. Pretty soon it'll be the Mercedes-Benz World Championship!

Which teams have we lost which were competitive anyway? The only real mid-tier team struggling financially at the moment is Lotus, for reasons of its own making. Honda went from a mid-to-lower field team to winning the championship and becoming a front runner in a few years, all because of the proper amount of investment.

Putting cost caps on engine supply's is what will drive engine suppliers out of the sport, or at least out of being suppliers to third party teams - who in their right mind would be willing to develop an engine where the only team that could bear the full cost of developing that engine is the manufacturers team.

If an engine costs $XMillion to develop, and the manufacturer supplies 3 teams, then the cost of each engine should be X/24 - if the FIA are going to cap the cost the manufacturer can sell engines at an arbitrary level, say $YMillion each, and Y is less than X/24, then the manufacturer is going to be operating at a loss.

Engine manufacturers selling to third party teams are doing so as a business, nothing more - if the cost is too much for a third party team to bear then they should either switch to another supplier or get out of F1 and into a formula they can afford to be in.
 
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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:10 pm

Carlos Ghosn confirmed that Renault will not be supplying engines anymore, but will honour the current contracts.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report...m_medium=social&utm_campaign=brand awareness

Quoting notaxonrotax (Thread starter):
if the huge fires in the area will allow us

This was Singapore this week:

http://a3.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=%2Fphoto%2F2015%2F0915%2Fdcc1514se215_r9007_1296x518_5%2D2.jpg&w=944&h=377&scale=crop&location=origin

A bit problematic for the race. Organizers said there was no plans to change the GP schedule, because the sitatuation is too unpredictable at the moment. Let's hope the fires calm down a bit.

Quoting notaxonrotax (Thread starter):
I can´t start this type of thread as well as GrahamHill can,

Thanks for the compliment, but you do take care of it quite well too  
Quoting notaxonrotax (Thread starter):
Needless to say, ROS needs to kick some serious arse this weekend
Quoting moo (Reply 1):
Interesting times ahead. Rosberg needs a few Hamilton DNFs to face any realistic chance of a championship win this season imho.

Both true. Rosberg will not only need some bad luck from Hamilton, but he will also need to up his game. There are seven races left and Hamilton have two races of margin. This means that Rosberg will need to beat his teammate consistently over five races, something he failed to do this year and last year.
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Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:05 am

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 5):
Both true. Rosberg will not only need some bad luck from Hamilton, but he will also need to up his game. There are seven races left and Hamilton have two races of margin. This means that Rosberg will need to beat his teammate consistently over five races, something he failed to do this year and last yea

Rosberg has already have some luck - if the cock up at Monaco hadnt happened, Rosberg would be a further 17 points adrift of Hamilton at this point, coming in at a total of 70 points behind rather than 53.

At this point I think the next 7 races are a formality.
 
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Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:33 am

Quoting notaxonrotax (Thread starter):
So here goes:

Didn´t knew the Singapore GP has been held since 1966, just as old as Singapore itself.

I think in 1966 the Marina Bay area was called ¨Singapore Strait¨ 

Joking aside, hopefully the haze and the fires calm down, so we can enjoy a trouble free GP, I actually enjoy the Singapore GP, and the city sure knows how to make a big spectacle out of it.

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Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:28 pm

There are murmurings that if Red Bull cannot secure a competitive engine (eg not a current -1 spec engine) for 2017, the FIA will require one of the engine manufacturers to sell engines and support to them at an FIA mandated price.
 
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Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:59 pm

Rosberg will take his fourth engine this weekend, as the failed unit from Monza has yet to pass inspection so Mercedes have decided to bring Rosbergs next engine forward.

If the failed unit isnt recoverable then Rosberg faces grid penalties, which basically means the end of his championship hopes.
 
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Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:00 am

Its been confirmed this morning that Rosbergs planned test run of his dodgy Monza power unit will not go ahead today, and Rosberg will run his fourth brand new engine for the entire weekend. Its not looking good for that third power unit, which puts Rosberg at a huge disadvantage now.
 
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Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:18 am

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 5):
Carlos Ghosn confirmed that Renault will not be supplying engines anymore, but will honour the current contracts.

Now that the field's narrowed down to Mercedes, Ferrari & Honda, Honda must get their act together. Their current season with McLaren is a farce to be honest.
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Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:16 pm

Quoting notaxonrotax (Thread starter):
we will be enjoying the Singaporean GP this coming weekend!

Not wanting to nitpick... but.... the official name of this race is the...

2015 Formula 1
Singapore Airlines
Singapore Grand Prix

http://www.singaporegp.sg/

(event)

Singaporean or Singaporeans are people who identify with the city-state of Singapore, regardless of ethnicity.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singaporeans

(people)

           
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Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:26 pm

Helmut Marko said that the decision to leave F1 if they don't get a competitive engine is "done": http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/...-marko-issues-fresh-f1-quit-threat
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Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:50 pm

VW to buy RedBull, using Ferrari power until they develop their own unit says Eddie Jordan. Audi mentioned as favourite VAG brand, but that appears to be speculative.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/34297046

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Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:53 pm

Volkswagen has been closely linked to an imminent takeover of Redbull, with a VW engine debuting from 2018.
 
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Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:20 pm

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 13):
Helmut Marko said

I think it's more like Dietrich Mateschitz said.... and not from today. It's old stuff already.
Helmut Marko is the subordinate here. Mateschitz is boss. He is the one with the $$$$$$$.
If he pulls the plug they will have to start anew. The name Red Bull might not even apply anymore.

    
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Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:39 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 12):
Not wanting to nitpick.

It rather looks like you failed this particular mission.....


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Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:23 pm

Quoting TristarAtLCA (Reply 14):
VW to buy RedBull
Quoting moo (Reply 15):
Volkswagen has been closely linked to an imminent takeover of Redbull, with a VW engine debuting from 2018.

Audi confirmed their presence in WEC only until 2017. This is will relaunch the speculations that the Audi brand can (will?) be choosen, if VW indeed acquires Red Bull.
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Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:44 pm

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 18):
Audi confirmed their presence in WEC only until 2017. This is will
relaunch the speculations that the Audi brand can (will?) be choosen, if VW indeed acquires Red Bull.

I think it seems logical.

VAG entered Porsche in the WEC so take over as the VAG-group brand in WEC. Audi will be moved
to Formula 1 while VW stays with the WRC.
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Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:20 pm

Are the Mercedes cars really slow this weekend....or are they playing games?
The qualifying will reveal everything.....surely they would like to extent their record of consecutive pole positions?


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Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:25 pm

Mercedes just had their arses handed to them by....Renault. Fantastic Quali session, great to have the first two rows on the grid being Mercedes free zones for once. Vettel's lap was perfection. http://i.imgur.com/QCbJVZq.jpg?1

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Helmut Marko said that the decision to leave F1 if they don't get a competitive engine is "done"

He's a cry baby.  
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Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:37 pm

Quoting notaxonrotax (Reply 20):
Are the Mercedes cars really slow this weekend

yup, funny but as we now know... yes????
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Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:24 pm

I'm delighted to see the playing field levelling out at last, that teams are getting better and it's great to see new blood getting the chance to give Mercedes a run for their money - and I say this as a Hamilton/Rosberg fan!
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Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:45 pm

Quoting Part147 (Reply 23):
I'm delighted to see the playing field levelling out at last, that teams are getting better and it's great to see new blood getting the chance to give Mercedes a run for their money - and I say this as a Hamilton/Rosberg fan

Well said!
More HAM fan than ROS....but I sympathize with both!
But yes...excited about tomorrow!
Should be interesting....I imagine Mercedes will make mild improvements overnight.....so the gloves are off tomorrow!

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Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:06 am

I still wonder about the Merc perf. could it be that they have been forced to Change something on tyre pressures , knowing how strictly it will be checked this Weekend & after the Monza fiasco?
Could this be hurting their Performance? I wonder what happened all of a sudden, I mean we are talking of 1.5 secs to the Ferrari, that is a world in F1 Terms......  
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Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:25 pm

it will be Ferrari's race this time.
No Hammy win.


     

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No more Hammy I never thought they would retire him on the 34th lap.
Alonso also retired. Looks like a broken Honda.

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Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:45 pm

Who was the moron that decided to take a walk on the track during the race?
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Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:56 pm

Quoting thunderboltdrgn (Reply 27):
Who was the moron that decided to take a walk on the track during the race?

Oh yes the man on the track was freaky!!

Reminded me of Silverstone.

       

I knew it!

Cavallino rampante!!!! Vettel won the race!!!
My prediction was right!!!
Two Ferrari drivers on the podium!!!!

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Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:36 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 28):
Two Ferrari drivers on the podium!!!!

Well earned win for Ferrari. I think the church bells were ringing in Maranello today

Quoting thunderboltdrgn (Reply 27):
Who was the moron that decided to take a walk on the track during the race?

How he got there anyway?! Was he drunk or something?! I bet he will end up serving some time in jail or get spanked.
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Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:30 am

Fantastic race! Best one for ages; it's very nice to have a podium without any Mercedes drivers for once. Great for Ferrari to have a double podium. Also good that the title contest between Hamilton and Rosberg has gotten a little closer.

The stewards decisions regarding the Massa/Hulkenberg and the Button/Maldonado incidents seemed very inconsistent.

Anyone else of the opinion that Button will be quitting F1 at the end of the season? I thought that his demeanour this weekend seems to be consistent with that. McLaren has had 12 retirements this season.

Interesting that Verstappen didn't let Sainz through when he was told to. Seems that dad was pleased that he didn't:

Quote:
"I would've kicked Max in the balls if he let Carlos through" - Jos Verstappen
http://twitter.com/LindaF1nl/status/645609501542977537
Sainz says that he has let Verstappen past four times this year when asked by the team to do so but and that Verstappen has been asked to do the same four times, but hasn't yielded once.

Quoting teme82 (Reply 29):
How he got there anyway?! Was he drunk or something?! I bet he will end up serving some time in jail or get spanked.

I suspect his presence had something to do with a betting syndicate of some kind, trying to ensure that there was a safetycar on/by a certain lap.

This is how they entered the track:


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Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:51 am

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 21):
He's a cry baby.  

Why is he a cry baby? He doesn't want to have a team that can't compete with the front runners, why is voicing that so dreadful? He would rather spend his money elsewhere rather than remain in F1 as a mid-field team, thats entirely his prerogative.

The team can work wonders on aero and it can mean nothing at all without a decent spec engine.
 
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Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:43 am

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Sainz says that he has let Verstappen past four times this year when asked by the team to do so but and that Verstappen has been asked to do the same four times, but hasn't yielded once.

Then more fool Sainz. How many times does it have to happen before the penny drops?
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Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:01 pm

It's about time. He can go back to St Tropez maybe buy his own villa there for when he'll get bored in Monaco.

Jenson Button poised to quit Formula One
Exclusive: British former world champion expected to announce his retirement from the sport in Japan this week

Jenson Button is preparing to call time on his glittering Formula One career after 16 seasons in the sport, with an official announcement likely before this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.

Button has been in negotiations with McLaren over next year but Telegraph Sport understands he has decided to bow out on his terms after another season in an uncompetitive car.

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Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:24 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 33):
He's had his chance. He and Michibata will have plenty to live on for the rest of their lives.

He isn't the only F1 driver with Japanese wife   But anyways retirement would be smart move. I've always liked him he is much like Kimi in few ways and I think he has his feet's on the ground.
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Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:52 pm

Quoting teme82 (Reply 34):
He isn't the only F1 driver with Japanese wife

I don't know.
Maybe Taki Inoue?

       

There's rumours that Grosjean might join the Haas team next season unless Renault completes its Lotus takeover by Japan GP time.

Quote:
The Frenchman has been eager to become a part of a new Renault works effort in F1, but the situation regarding the manufacturer's takeover of the Lotus squad has still not been resolved.

Sources have revealed that Grosjean already has a framework deal in place with Haas for 2016, which comes as part of a wider deal the has been agreed in partnership with Ferrari.

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/gr...jean-poised-for-haas-confirmation/

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Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:10 pm

Quoting moo (Reply 1):
what happens when the engines cost more to supply than the supplier can charge...?

Well, I guess the obvious answer to that would be that the supplier would stop supplying engines at a loss, leaving the team relying on the supply without engines. Cost caps on engine supplies make no sense, that'll have the opposite of the intended effect - manufacturers have less incentive to supply teams.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 13):
Helmut Marko said that the decision to leave F1 if they don't get a competitive engine is "done":

Good riddance to Red Bull then.

Quoting Part147 (Reply 23):
I'm delighted to see the playing field levelling out at last, that teams are getting better and it's great to see new blood getting the chance to give Mercedes a run for their money - and I say this as a Hamilton/Rosberg fan!

I wouldn't get too excited. Singapore is an unusual track with unusual characteristics. Power is almost irrelevant here, what is important is aerodynamic and mechanical grip. Apparently, Red Bull has a lot of the former, and Ferrari the latter. I would expect Mercedes to be back in front at Suzuka.
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Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:05 pm

Nice GP, great to see some other team than Mercedes on the podium.

On a sad news, Pastor has been confirmed for 2016. One would hope that Renault buys Lotus and finds a way to make the contract void.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 28):
Two Ferrari drivers on the podium!!!!

First time since the 2013 Spanish GP! Great result for them.

Happy to see a Renault engine on the podium too.

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 30):
This is how they entered the track:

Incredible...

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 30):
Also good that the title contest between Hamilton and Rosberg has gotten a little closer.

That's true. We were talking about a miracle for Rosberg if he wanted to catch up. Maybe Singapore is the beginning?  
Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 30):
Anyone else of the opinion that Button will be quitting F1 at the end of the season?

Yes. Actually, media are now saying that an announcement should be made at the Japanese Grand Prix. He could be going to WEC, where he would be joining an ex-F1 driver who's enjoying himself a lot:



But driving for which team exactly is still early to tell. I guess nothing else than Audi, Porsche or Toyota.

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 30):
Sainz says that he has let Verstappen past four times this year when asked by the team to do so but and that Verstappen has been asked to do the same four times, but hasn't yielded once.

I've always said I was against team orders if there was no championship at stake. So to me, he was right. And his boss said the same.

Quoting moo (Reply 31):
Why is he a cry baby? He doesn't want to have a team that can't compete with the front runners, why is voicing that so dreadful?

Come on, he's like a baby who doesn't get his lollipop. He's too scared they won't find a competitive engine next year and it's like he's almost blackmailing Bernie.

I have a lot of respect for Marko, for what he achieved as a driver and afterwards, but he's starting to annoy me. Whining doesn't get you anywhere.
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Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:42 pm

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 37):
On a sad news, Pastor has been confirmed for 2016. One would hope that Renault buys Lotus and finds a way to make the contract void.

What has he done to you that you want him out of F1? This is no one's business that they keep him other than the team's director. Of course he brings a lot of money to the team. It means that his sponsors believe in him or it would have gone to somebody else - He is not only retained by his team for the money. He had a multi years deal with Lotus if they were not happy with his driving he would have been sent out as there's a big waiting line. If not Lotus another team would take him.

Take yesterday's race. It was Button who drove into the back of Pastor and blew one of his diffusers.
Button's race ended at lap 52 with a gearbox issue. Karma never fails.
Pastor pitted at lap 55 and I thought he was going to be retired by the team but no he took on some fresh tyres, he headed back out and finished the race.

Button, Alonso, Hamilton, Massa and Hulkenberg were all go bye bye.
Hard to tell what happened to Mehri.

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 30):
Quoting teme82 (Reply 29):
How he got there anyway?! Was he drunk or something?! I bet he will end up serving some time in jail or get spanked.

I suspect his presence had something to do with a betting syndicate of some kind, trying to ensure that there was a safetycar on/by a certain lap.

This is how they entered the track:


This is how the loony entered the track (CCTV footage).
Still faster than both McLarens.

http://jamesdeakin.ph/cctv-footage-o...ed-into-the-f1-track-in-singapore/


          
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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:01 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 38):
What has he done to you that you want him out of F1?

To me personally? Nothing really. But as a fan, it's my right to express an opinion and my opinion is that Pastor Maldonado has no place in Formula 1.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 38):
This is no one's business that they keep him other than the team's director

Absolutely. And the team's director keeps him only because he brings $35 million a year to the team. No one is crazy enough to give a wheel for free to a guy who crashes once every odd weekend.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 38):
It means that his sponsors believe in him or it would have gone to somebody else

You know it's politics.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 38):
If not Lotus another team would take him.

Another financially-struggling team, like Sauber or Marussia, maybe. But that's about it.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 38):
It was Button who drove into the back of Pastor and blew one of his diffusers.

From Button:

Quote:
The Lotuses were so slow. I tried down the inside, but I don't know where Maldonado thought I was going to go.

I don't think he brake tested me but he didn't accelerate.

I drove into the back of him so you could say it was my fault, but he didn't accelerate out of the corner - very very strange.

He was obviously trying to block the inside line - and the corner before that he just drove me off the circuit.

If there had been a brick wall there I would have been in it.

I don't know what he was trying to do - maybe put me in the grandstands. He gave me no room.

You can't do that in F1, especially around a circuit like this - but it's not the last time he'll do it.

Here, you've got to have two people that understand distances in battle, and the people I was racing with didn't seem to know that in terms of giving space.

Very strange. He hasn't changed, and he won't ever change."
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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:14 pm

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 39):
Very strange. He hasn't changed, and he won't ever change."
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/120908

I read the interview. Most chances are that Button will sign out after the Japan race.
He will have no trouble finding work after he ends his F1 career. The media will love him.

I know nobody likes Pastor. There's no need to insist.
His detractors will have to keep bickering for another season.

As for the new Renault team they can hire Vladimir Putin. I think he would make a decent pay driver. Probably beat Pastor on the cash and then he's already had some training.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvINFJXko7g

        
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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:43 am

A British have been charged for the track walk.

Quoting The Guardian:

A British man who walked across the track during the Singapore Grand Prix has been charged
for the rash act that marred Sunday’s race and caused the safety car to be deployed.

The Straits Times reported that the 27-year-old, named as Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia, appeared
in court on Tuesday and was offered bail of 15,000 Singapore dollars (£6,800).

The paper reported that the Briton told the judge he could not afford the bail as he is not working.
He will next appear in court on 6 October. The offence could carry a maximum prison term
of six months, local media have reported.
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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:54 am

Quoting thunderboltdrgn (Reply 41):
The paper reported that the Briton told the judge he could not afford the bail as he is not working.
He will next appear in court on 6 October. The offence could carry a maximum prison term
of six months, local media have reported.

Quote Guardian story:
The paper reported that the Briton told the judge he could not afford the bail as he is not working.

He said he is not working.

How could he ever afford the trip to the race?
Plane ticket, housing, food, local travel, race ticket???

Singapore is not cheap.

    

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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:26 am

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 42):

He said he is not working.

How could he ever afford the trip to the race? Plane ticket, housing, food, local travel, race ticket???

Likely someone (parents?) paid for him or he has "access" to money even if he isn't working.
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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:44 pm

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 37):
On a sad news, Pastor has been confirmed for 2016. One would hope that Renault buys Lotus and finds a way to make the contract void.

Yeah, unfortunately, when talented young drivers are waiting in the wings for a seat. Jolyon Palmer would've been a better bet, in my opinion. If Maldonado didn't come with PDVSA backing, he wouldn't be in F1.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 38):
What has he done to you that you want him out of F1?

Nothing, apart from being incompetent.
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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:46 pm

Sergio Perez to Lotus?
http://twitter.com/f1enigma/status/646237563817082880?s=09
http://www.thisisf1.com/2015/09/22/s...erez-set-for-2016-lotus-f1-switch/

I wonder who will fill his Force India seat. Pascal Wehrlein, maybe? JEV to fill Grosjean's seat at Lotus?

Quoting moo (Reply 31):
Why is he a cry baby? He doesn't want to have a team that can't compete with the front runners, why is voicing that so dreadful?

He keeps threatening to quit if he doesn't get what he wants. Williams haven't had a works spec engine for decades, yet they aren't constantly making threats to F1 management. Lewis was right back in 2011 when he said that Red Bull was just a drinks company.

Quoting scbriml (Reply 32):
Then more fool Sainz. How many times does it have to happen before the penny drops?

You wonder.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 37):
On a sad news, Pastor has been confirmed for 2016.

As much as I despise him, his presence next year will make the season much more exciting than it would be without him. On the other hand, it is such a shame that more talented drivers won't get a chance at his seat.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 37):
Maybe Singapore is the beginning?

Fingers crossed! I hope the championship comes down to the final laps of Abu Dhabi.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 37):
Come on, he's like a baby who doesn't get his lollipop. He's too scared they won't find a competitive engine next year and it's like he's almost blackmailing Bernie.

  

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 38):
Still faster than both McLarens.

Don't forget the Manors!

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 39):
as a fan, it's my right to express an opinion and my opinion is that Pastor Maldonado has no place in Formula 1.

No, but while he's here, he keeps us entertained.

Quoting thunderboltdrgn (Reply 41):
A British man who walked across the track during the Singapore Grand Prix has been charged
for the rash act that marred Sunday’s race and caused the safety car to be deployed.

The Straits Times reported that the 27-year-old, named as Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia, appeared
in court on Tuesday and was offered bail of 15,000 Singapore dollars (£6,800).

He really is lucky that Maldonado was so far off the pace. 
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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:46 pm

Quoting thunderboltdrgn (Reply 43):
Likely someone (parents?) paid for him

True this!

I had not thought about it.


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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:09 am

http://www.pacificgrandprix.com/index.html

web page from Pacific gp. Folded 20 years ago but the webpage is going strong!

Folks that's what the internet was like in 95
 
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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:13 am

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 45):
He keeps threatening to quit if he doesn't get what he wants. Williams haven't had a works spec engine for decades, yet they aren't constantly making threats to F1 management.

Red Bull are playing to compete, not settle for second or third place.

Williams last won the WCC in 1997, and they had a works spec engine that year as Renault only had customer teams, they didn't have a works team.

More recently, Williams have settled into competing for second or lower in the title race, they haven't ever seemed to want to compete for the title.

Why shouldn't he threaten to quit if he can't compete at the level he wants to?
 
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RE: F1 2015: Singaporean Grand Prix

Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:07 pm

If it's true, I'll be sad to see Jenson go. He's been my favourite F1 driver since the BAR days. Though at the same time I'm sort of glad to see him calling it quits and going to find something else. I'd rather have him in world rallycross, WEC, or anything really, provided he's in competitive equipment. He's already won a WDC, he has nothing left to prove in F1 IMHO. As excited as I was last year for him to be back, in hindsight I wish he'd have called it quits then. Honda gave them a dog of a motor this year, and seeing him lapping around fighting with Manor is really quite sad. I'm sure Fernando is really beginning to regret his move from the Scuderia as well.

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