GT40s.com
MK-I  MK-II  MK-III  MK-IV  GULF  MIRAGE  J-CAR  LOLA
GT40s.com
Home Forum Gallery Support GT40s.com  
Register FAQ Advertisers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   GT40s.com > >

Notices

The Paddock Enter at your own risk.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 29th April 2018, 09:20 PM   #21
molleur's Avatar
molleur
Bronze Supporter
United States
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Florida
GT40: SL-C LS1/930LSD
Posts: 7,098
Re: 2018 Formula One

Interesting race, lots of action and a couple of safety cars out.
__________________
Happily deplorable!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
molleur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2018, 10:28 PM   #22
Pete's Avatar
Pete
Lifetime Premier Supporter
Australia
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Brisbane, Austr
GT40: GT40 Australia.
Posts: 8,423
Re: 2018 Formula One

It was an interesting race. Lots of safety cars, I would like to be a fly on the wall during the Red Bull de-brief.
__________________
Cheers, Pete.
Queensland Australia.
The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it.
DRB #48
Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2018, 12:11 AM   #23
Pete's Avatar
Pete
Lifetime Premier Supporter
Australia
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Brisbane, Austr
GT40: GT40 Australia.
Posts: 8,423
Re: 2018 Formula One

Ok who do you think was at fault Max or Dan? I must admit to a certain bias.
__________________
Cheers, Pete.
Queensland Australia.
The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it.
DRB #48
Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2018, 01:33 AM   #24
IanAnderson's Avatar
IanAnderson
Lifetime Premier Supporter
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Ashford
GT40: Dax 40 Mk1 (Rov
Posts: 4,061
Re: 2018 Formula One

Only seen the channel 4 stuff so not a lot of analysis

Max did seem to weave a bit, but the speed differential should have made him realise the Smiley one would get past.

But it is also the job of the overtaker to do it safely so some blame for Dan.

On balance I would say 35Dan 25 Max split and 40 team for not calling the shots

Ian
__________________
DAX GT40. Morgan 3.9 EFi, Worked by John Eales.
Renault Box, Always makes me smile!
IanAnderson is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2018, 08:14 AM   #25
Mesa's Avatar
Mesa
I Have No Life
United States
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Santa Clara, Ca
GT40: SLC 001
Posts: 2,012
Re: 2018 Formula One

Somebody finally called Verstappen's braking zone bluff. A bit messy but, maybe the kid will stop pulling that cwap now.
Mesa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2018, 08:20 AM   #26
Mesa's Avatar
Mesa
I Have No Life
United States
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Santa Clara, Ca
GT40: SLC 001
Posts: 2,012
Re: 2018 Formula One

Additionally, I don't recall Rickyardo putting a block on Max the entire race.
Mesa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2018, 11:37 AM   #27
tractorboy
10 tenths
United States
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
GT40: CAV # 82 SOLD
Posts: 1,728
Re: 2018 Formula One

From a neutral's point of view this was a great race to watch. Full of spins and thrills. Shame about the Dan and Max incident but didn't it spice things up for this race and a few to follow!

The one incident not yet mentioned was Grosjean's spin following the pace car. Did I hear Grosjean say he was hit from behind? The man really looks like an a total idiot now. Too many camera's around today Mr. G to think you can get away with trying to place blame elsewhere. Reminds me of that Indy incident years ago at the start. OOPS!

This Baku track is really growing on me too. What a stunning setting and such a scenic city.
tractorboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2018, 12:32 PM   #28
Mesa's Avatar
Mesa
I Have No Life
United States
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Santa Clara, Ca
GT40: SLC 001
Posts: 2,012
Re: 2018 Formula One

Actually, I think it was one of the pit engineers that said he may have been hit from behind.

Grosjean is starting to look a little foolish always having brake problems and now this embarrassment...
Mesa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th April 2018, 10:16 PM   #29
Pete's Avatar
Pete
Lifetime Premier Supporter
Australia
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Brisbane, Austr
GT40: GT40 Australia.
Posts: 8,423
Re: 2018 Formula One

Re Max and Dan the stewards said they were both to blame and gave them both a reprimand. As Mesa said I’m also glad that someone has called Max’s bluff, he has done the weaving thing before, and Kimi and Seb have complained about him.
__________________
Cheers, Pete.
Queensland Australia.
The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it.
DRB #48
Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st May 2018, 01:31 AM   #30
Pete's Avatar
Pete
Lifetime Premier Supporter
Australia
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Brisbane, Austr
GT40: GT40 Australia.
Posts: 8,423
Re: 2018 Formula One

Here is a link to an analysis.Ricciardo and Verstappen F1 Crash Analysis: Azerbaijan GP 2018 - YouTube
__________________
Cheers, Pete.
Queensland Australia.
The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it.
DRB #48
Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th May 2018, 08:27 AM   #31
Pat
Veek's Avatar
Veek
Silver Supporter
United States
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Windermere, FL
GT40: CAV
Posts: 1,642
Re: 2018 Formula One

Just sayin'...
Attached Thumbnails
2018 Formula One-f1-wheel-jpg  
__________________
Regards,
VEEK

CAV #04
Florida
Veek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2018, 10:14 PM   #32
blueovalz's Avatar
blueovalz
Skinny Man
United States
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Arkansas
GT40: An orange car
Posts: 2,128
Re: 2018 Formula One

Pat! Pat! That was the best!

Anyway, before I was distracted by your post, I was going to say, "wouldn't it be something if MV was on the front row after qualifying, and then make yet another stupid-ass maneuver and take out the other front row driver at the first turn?
__________________
Terry


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
blueovalz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2018, 09:04 AM   #33
roaldin's Avatar
roaldin
10 tenths
Australia
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
GT40: RF
Posts: 1,320
Re: 2018 Formula One

Just watched the saddest F1 interview I have seen for a long time.
Kentucky Fried F1 spoke at length about all the important things re’ F1 - celebrity, glamour etc etc.
He spoke about all the things they are doing to improve F1 - tracking spectators to see where better to put marketing stalls etc etc...
Didn’t mention racing once.
Give me back Ecclestone... never thought I’d say that.

As for Crash Verstappen. Ricciardo tried to pass him several times in the race, each time he gave Verstappen acres of room and each time Verstappen ran into him. Verstappen then pulls his signature illegal double block stunt and there’s a crash - I’m surprised Raikonen (among others) didn’t join Ricciardo after the race and start getting formal with the stewards.
There should be no children racing in F1 and no psychopaths either. Imo Crash Verstappen is both.
He will kill someone one day and then it will be too late.
If someone treats him as he treats others (and it has happened once or twice) he whinges relentlessly about how they ‘shouldn’t be allowed to do that’. He is not grown up enough to see his own hypocrisy.
Give him a go kart and keep him away from the other kiddies.

Tim.
roaldin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2018, 09:47 AM   #34
roaldin's Avatar
roaldin
10 tenths
Australia
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
GT40: RF
Posts: 1,320
Re: 2018 Formula One

And if you can’t make a move like Ricciardo’s then you might as well get rid of DRS.

Tim.
roaldin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th May 2018, 05:16 PM   #35
blueovalz's Avatar
blueovalz
Skinny Man
United States
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Arkansas
GT40: An orange car
Posts: 2,128
Re: 2018 Formula One

Qualifying at Monaco will probably be better than the race this year. With that said, I took a couple of photos during FP3 that I'm hoping someone on this site can explain. I've got some understanding of carbon parts, but this one befuddles me.

What are the white or clear looking fibrous strands (hair) shown in the photos for the upper control arm, or what used to be the upper control arm before it was destroyed by wheel impact with the armco. I've never noticed or seen anything like this.



__________________
Terry


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
blueovalz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th May 2018, 06:22 PM   #36
sfm6s
2 Tenths
United States
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: uk
Posts: 269
Re: 2018 Formula One

Wheel tether running inside the wishbone?
sfm6s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th May 2018, 09:17 PM   #37
blueovalz's Avatar
blueovalz
Skinny Man
United States
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Arkansas
GT40: An orange car
Posts: 2,128
Re: 2018 Formula One

At first I thought, nah, but then Googled tethers and sure enough, that's what it is. The tethers are made of a rope of fibers called Zylon, that is supposed to be very strong, and is encased in a wrap (which obviously was stripped away in the photo) to protect it from light (UV).
__________________
Terry


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by blueovalz; 26th May 2018 at 09:29 PM.
blueovalz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th May 2018, 09:44 PM   #38
Pete's Avatar
Pete
Lifetime Premier Supporter
Australia
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Brisbane, Austr
GT40: GT40 Australia.
Posts: 8,423
Re: 2018 Formula One

A good weekend for Aussies with Ricciardo winning at Monaco and Will Power winning at Indianapolis.
__________________
Cheers, Pete.
Queensland Australia.
The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it.
DRB #48
Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th May 2018, 10:30 AM   #39
tractorboy
10 tenths
United States
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
GT40: CAV # 82 SOLD
Posts: 1,728
Re: 2018 Formula One

Yes Pete you got that spot on! I watched both races and sent a text to my brother in England and stated the same thing as soon as the 500 was over. A GREAT day for the AUSSIES indeed!

Shame Monaco was such a bore but kudos to DR for getting his car home. Makes up for last year.
tractorboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th June 2018, 05:32 PM   #40
Pete's Avatar
Pete
Lifetime Premier Supporter
Australia
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Brisbane, Austr
GT40: GT40 Australia.
Posts: 8,423
Re: 2018 Formula One

The Canadian GP was even more boring than Monaco.��
__________________
Cheers, Pete.
Queensland Australia.
The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it.
DRB #48
Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coverage, ended, formula, qualifying, race


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:24 AM.