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Forum: Racing Today, 12:08 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,136
Posted By doyle
Walkner has engine trouble and Monleon caught on...

Walkner has engine trouble and Monleon caught on fire. Both seems to be waiting for the sweeper.
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
Interesting that Horner went right to blaming...

Interesting that Horner went right to blaming their new brake supplier for a lack of performance. Who will it be next race, their catering staff?

Aside from that, what I fear for McLaren is that...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,136
Posted By doyle
I wonder if Barreda is the perennial snake bit...

I wonder if Barreda is the perennial snake bit competitor? Surely he's got the speed and he's got the talent but like so many before him in all disciplines of racing, he just can't pull it all...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,136
Posted By doyle
Ugh Iggs, sorry to hear it. Heal up well!

Ugh Iggs, sorry to hear it. Heal up well!
Forum: Racing 03-27-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
I find Kimi's bored schtick rather irritating....

I find Kimi's bored schtick rather irritating. He's become his own caricature of himself. He has the luck of getting into cars when those cars are made good by someone else but his development skills...
Forum: Racing 03-27-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,136
Posted By doyle
It seems to have become more about celebrating an...

It seems to have become more about celebrating an anniversary than it has about the rally proper.
Forum: Racing 03-26-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,136
Posted By doyle
Or hoping that getting an American in the team...

Or hoping that getting an American in the team would put pressure on American Honda to start kicking in some budget dollars more likely.

:deal
Forum: Racing 03-26-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,136
Posted By doyle
Brabec is in for ADDC as HRC are keen on trying...

Brabec is in for ADDC as HRC are keen on trying out some new blood. Jeremias is slated to be back in come Sealine. Seems Brabec has a chance to earn a full factory ride depending on his performance....
Forum: Racing 03-25-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
His brilliance for design is without doubt, but...

His brilliance for design is without doubt, but your second statement is where I'm headed with my original assertion. He's a brilliant aerodynamicist, probably the best ever. However, he is Technical...
Forum: Racing 03-25-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,136
Posted By doyle
Phew! :knary

Phew! :knary
Forum: Racing 03-25-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
I suspect that we'll see some cooked up story...

I suspect that we'll see some cooked up story about a high level meeting between Red Bull and Renault higher ups where they have a joint statement about burying the hatchet (hopefully not in each...
Forum: Racing 03-25-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 8,136
Posted By doyle
Hmmm.

Hmmm.
Forum: Racing 03-21-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,481
Posted By doyle
Can't be a real map because for sure Bolivia is...

Can't be a real map because for sure Bolivia is in for 2016.
Forum: Racing 03-18-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
This is an interesting take on the Sauber/Van der...

This is an interesting take on the Sauber/Van der Garde affair suggesting the timing of his lawsuit was not with the honorable intention of just wanting to race but to intentionally force Sauber into...
Forum: Racing 03-17-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
I used to admire Bernie for his tenacity and for...

I used to admire Bernie for his tenacity and for growing F1 from a sport into an international spectacle but I think he is beyond his expiration date by about 5 years now. He set things on a good...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
No, what's not funny is that she has a spot in...

No, what's not funny is that she has a spot in Williams not because of her merit as a driver, but because of her husband's share of ownership in Williams. Male of female has nothing to do with it and...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
Looking at her record, she's almost as good as...

Looking at her record, she's almost as good as Van der Garde :rolleyes but I would guess that being married to the boss of your team's engine supplier helps grease the wheels so to speak.
Forum: Racing 03-16-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
Honda admitted to dialing the power way to the...

Honda admitted to dialing the power way to the too conservative side in an effort to have the cars finish as opposed to compete due to their testing problems. Surely McLaren was none-too-happy about...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 735,951
Posted By doyle
Seems reasonable though my reaction is really to...

Seems reasonable though my reaction is really to the "Speedbrain" end of things. Seems Brabec is listed on the HRC team in the entries and I would be surprised if HRC brands anything, junior team or...
Forum: Racing 03-13-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
That's Vijay Mallya, Force India owner but...

That's Vijay Mallya, Force India owner but agreed, that is one odd look.
Forum: Racing 03-13-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 735,951
Posted By doyle
Once Speedbrain effectively completed their coup...

Once Speedbrain effectively completed their coup within HRC, word was that their standalone effort was kaput. I have not heard differently and much of this was why Chavo switched to KTM. They were...
Forum: Racing 03-13-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 735,951
Posted By doyle
Makes my wonder if the Husqvarna will be a...

Makes my wonder if the Husqvarna will be a rebadged KTM unless development is already well along.
Forum: Racing 03-12-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
Well, well Sauber. How the mighty have fallen. I...

Well, well Sauber. How the mighty have fallen. I would imagine Peter Sauber is pretty embarrassed by the whole flap.
Forum: Racing 03-11-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 735,951
Posted By doyle
Possibly, but if they stay in front, then you...

Possibly, but if they stay in front, then you will not have the luxury of reseeding the next day. Assuming the top three will take spots 4, 5, and 6, the first three starters have to push to win the...
Forum: Racing 03-11-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 735,951
Posted By doyle
I hope we are reading it wrong and that the next...

I hope we are reading it wrong and that the next day's start positions are only dependent on the top finishers from the day before and not the rally overall classification. Get half way into Dakar...
Forum: Racing 03-11-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
SO it looks more and more like Sauber has courted...

SO it looks more and more like Sauber has courted too many and those jilted lovers are lining up for a crack at the team. I understand pay drivers are part of the game, but if you need a driver to...
Forum: Racing 03-10-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,091
Posted By doyle
It slices, it dices, it makes julienne fries... ...

It slices, it dices, it makes julienne fries...

Looks like a rolling godzillacar abomination. If the formula requires that type of aero joke, then it's all kinds of wrong.
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Forum: Racing 03-09-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 735,951
Posted By doyle
Odd wording in the regulation. I read it as...

Odd wording in the regulation. I read it as saying that the top three on a particular stage get to pick their starting position on the next stage but the words "overall classification" make it a bit...
Forum: Racing 03-09-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
Business, that's what. Van der Garde is a 29 year...

Business, that's what. Van der Garde is a 29 year old never was and Sauber is a backmarker spot filler in desperate need of a driver with deeper pockets. It's pure economics, it's just too bad for...
Forum: Racing 03-07-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By doyle
Amazingly M-sport retrieved the fully submerged...

Amazingly M-sport retrieved the fully submerged car and got it to the start line for the next stage. :clap:eek1
Forum: Racing 03-05-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
Well that's one way to get full team support....

Well that's one way to get full team support. :lol3
Forum: Racing 03-04-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
Sport Bild is still contending that Alonso was...

Sport Bild is still contending that Alonso was shocked from the recovery system with a new article out on it. Though the google translated version seemed short on information backing up that claim,...
Forum: Racing 02-26-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
A lot has emerged about concussions in a...

A lot has emerged about concussions in a relatively short time. It is also becoming very clear that all concussions are not necessarily the same. Also add in that this is a Spanish hero in a Spanish...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
I see your point and I can appreciate your...

I see your point and I can appreciate your perspective. As I see it, if racing were about speed, drag racing would be the pinnacle and aero advances making the cars even faster would be desirable....
Forum: Racing 02-20-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By doyle
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Racing 02-20-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
Clearly different aspects appeal to different...

Clearly different aspects appeal to different viewers. Passing for the sake of passing has never been it for me personally. I can see it all day long in dead boring races. For me, it's close racing...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By doyle
I, for one, am glad to hear that. These "US only"...

I, for one, am glad to hear that. These "US only" classes always seem doomed to fail after the initial excitement wears thin. From a US centric perspective LMP2 at the top makes sense since we tend...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
"Wrong direction" depends on the perspective. I...

"Wrong direction" depends on the perspective. I admit in being in the minority, but big brutish engines and wide tires with little grip never really stirred me as a fan. I'd much rather see a...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
With the width of that rear wing element and the...

With the width of that rear wing element and the size of that diffuser, I don't doubt they could get as much downforce as they need. The reality is these design studies make for nice press releases...
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 36,736
Posted By doyle
They can miss up to 3 races without penalty if...

They can miss up to 3 races without penalty if Force India continues to block their rule change request. That gives them until Bahrain on April 19th to get a 2015 car up and running.
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