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01 Mar 11 20:24
Date Joined: 16 May 07
| Topic/replies: 3,313 | Blogger: fkqmz's blog
after several recent speights of particularly insane behaviour, namely "the medals system" and choosing to appear in that slightly bizarre watch advert, there follows this:-

which, for the lazy is an article about Bernie claiming track side sprinklers are a good idea

(insert head in hands man here)

ok so i can appreciate that the majority of the forum will think its a great idea Cry, and as a purist im always going to disagree with this, but do those who disagree not think that this would be a bit like having christmas every weekend? it wouldnt be the same if you knew it was going to rain every week.

i also cant help but feel that the wet races can be somewhat random, and if every race was wet, theres a fair chance that the best man may not end up winning or indeed anywhere near the championship. this would be a travesty and would surely damage the integrity of the sport.
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Report Help2 March 1, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
i like the one with random wet tracks.. Its always nice to see wet tracks, more crashes and its always more exciting.[;)]
Report fkqmz March 1, 2011 10:04 PM GMT
Cry anyone else

Report bb66 March 2, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
yes, it's more exciting, but a lot of excitement comes from unpredictibility of weather circumstances. Anyone with stats on weather conditions in races during last 3 years, I think up to 1/3 was not completely dry races, that's a fair amount for me. I don't agree though, that not the best drivers would win in wet races, apart from one or another rain specialists (who fairly lacked consistency) always the best drivers won in wet conditions (Senna, Schu, Vettel in recent decades).
Report fkqmz March 2, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
one or another rain specialists (who fairly lacked consistency)

yes this is exactly the point, if every race is wet these drivers will find more consistancy and its false. it isnt real it would be manufactured by false weather. that isnt fair.
Report Pounf March 3, 2011 11:01 AM GMT
To make it entertaining,

1 Each driver 45 mins before the race has to drink a bottle of vodka and 2 pints of Newcastle Brown Ale, then the start of the race done the old fashioned way, when they have to run across the track jump in the cars and start their engines.

2 The faster cars will be at the back on the new style starting grid.

3 If a driver makes a pit stop he has to eat a full English Breakfast.

4 Oily water will be randomly sprayed without warning.
Report npiquet March 3, 2011 8:50 PM GMT
5. 'random' selection of cars for weight test during race
Report ocukstinky March 5, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
Pounf you sir are a genius Laugh
Report Pounf March 6, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
I was toying with making all tracks have a figure of 8 configuration as well
Report fkqmz March 6, 2011 10:13 AM GMT
presumably with no bridge/underpass wither so the cars just hadto cross each other?
Report thebandit March 6, 2011 5:16 PM GMT
or how about cars having ejector seets and strategically placed explosives to blow parts of the car off???
Report GPT March 6, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
Should really consider a joker lap(s) like Rallycross
Report ocukstinky March 6, 2011 6:38 PM GMT
You mean Speedway..?
Report GPT March 7, 2011 12:55 PM GMT
No rallycross where they have to take a different longer route once in a race I think they call it the joker lap.
Report ocukstinky March 7, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
Ahh I'd only really seen old British Rallycross videos with people like Will Gollop, Martin Schanche etc.
Report baracouda30 March 22, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
Maybe they could have a lottery after qualifying (say with 5 balls in a bag) and one of those balls was a 'reverse grid' ball which, if pulled out, meant the grid was reversed. On average, 3 to 4 races a season would have this.

If it happened at Monaco it would be interesting!
Report haylo March 22, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
spikes on wheels, like in Grease.

and watching what happened with Massa being hit with bombs from the back of Barrichello's car, reminded me of Mario carts, make that a permanent thing
Report fkqmz March 23, 2011 8:21 AM GMT
you sick fk, you see this is what happens when retards enter any debate about F1!
Report TonyTodd March 23, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
Why dont they just use cars with no electical aids whatsoever like they used to. [smiley:crazy]
Report sxp123 March 24, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
in haylo's defence it has been statistically proven that most viewers turn off after the first lap as they only waanted to see trouble because after the first lap it's get in line to the finish line
Report haylo March 24, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
ha, so true SXP, oh so true.

Face it, F1 is dying like the heavyweight division in boxing.

Routine after the first lap as SXP says.

So called 'champions' like Fernando Alonso who cannot pass a team mate so has to beg his bosses over the radio to kindley move the car in front out of the way.

F1 needs a huge makeover, I don't think that wet tracks is the answer, as said below the drivers will acclimatise and so would prove fun for 3 or 4 races at most.

The only other way is to make all cars the same, which will never happen due to money.

@Fkqmz - I deeply apologise if my comment below has offended you or the people closest to you, if you want to come to London so we can hug it out, please message me.Love
Report fkqmz March 24, 2011 8:49 PM GMT
wheres this nut come from?

wherever it is you're clearly mentally disturbed! i will however enjoy laughing whilst quoting the above post on sunday after an estimated 600 million people watch a classic season opener

clearly a sport dying on its feet [smiley:crazy]
Report haylo March 24, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
you're clearly emotionally involved with the sport, fair enough, and I see my olive branch of peace was ko'd

I truly hope to share your excitement when Vettel leads at the opening corner and is tailed to the line by alonso back in second, who started second, and Webber in third, who started fourth, but who passed hamilton in the pit lane when hamilton's team took 11 seconds instead of 10 seconds to change the tyres.
Report fkqmz March 25, 2011 11:42 AM GMT
Laugh youll eat your words sunshine, go and do some homework on what your talking about and come back
Report Pounf March 25, 2011 12:13 PM GMT
I love F1 , best cure for insomnia ever.
Report haylo March 29, 2011 10:25 AM BST
what a race.

vettel (1) finishing 1st

hamilton (2) coming second.

gripping, i repeat, gripping stuff
Report TonyTodd March 29, 2011 10:27 AM BST
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what a race.

vettel (1) finishing 1st

hamilton (2) coming second.

gripping, i repeat, gripping stuff

Watch Motogp or world superbikes instead, its more entertaining.
Report sxp123 March 29, 2011 10:30 AM BST
fkqmz - a real advert for the sport there.....

i agree with Todd. Superbikes so much better
Report baracouda30 March 29, 2011 10:56 AM BST
I'm no fan of croquet, yachting, badminton or crown green bowls yet I don't feel the need to go onto forums telling everyone about it.

If you don't like F1, don't watch it. It really is that simple.
Report TonyTodd March 29, 2011 11:38 AM BST
I like crown green bowls, plus its more entertaining than F1 tbf. [;)]
Report Pounf March 29, 2011 11:46 AM BST
Baracouda - Yes, but its enjoyable to poke fun at the F1 officianados who really cant conceive just how dull (after Lap 1) the sport is. My best mate loves F1, and goes purple with anger when I dare to criticise, it just makes me do it more.
Report haylo March 29, 2011 2:06 PM BST
there was more overtaking in the boat race the other day.

it is awkward when you see people in ferrari shirts crying through joy when alonso wins a race.

Its like me crying when the Rock won the WWE title. its fake.

Senna was the last of the great characters in that sport, it dies with him.

R.I.P Confused
Report haylo March 29, 2011 2:08 PM BST
I realise looking at it, that the blue line in the face in my pic below is a question mark and not a tear as I first thought when posting.

clears up the confusion. Confused
Report baracouda30 March 29, 2011 3:00 PM BST
But if you like a sport, you like it. You don't sit down and agonise about why, you just do.

Overtaking (or lack of it) is cited by people as a reason to dislike F1. Fair enough. I wouldn't mind more of it, but it doesn't stop me watching it. There's more to it than that if you are an 'afficionado', just like people who don't really understand cricket will watch a T20 game rather than a test match.
Report GPT March 29, 2011 3:19 PM BST
Where's this tony todd idiot come from?
Report TonyTodd March 29, 2011 3:52 PM BST
Whats wrong GPT? Dont you like me because my knowledge is far superior than yours? Dont worry mate Britains got talent will be back on soon Im sure.
Report Pounf March 29, 2011 3:58 PM BST
Bara - Couldnt agree more, but the people I like to wind up, are the ones who are convinced its the most exciting sport on the planet !
The intricacies of wondering how a tyre will perform, or pit stop strategies, dont do it for a lot of people, we like to see competitiveness, overtaking, thrills and spills.
Maybe it is we who are shallow ! But it wont stop me poking fun at it, especially if it irritates!
Report fkqmz March 30, 2011 8:04 AM BST
just to clear up, let me assure you it IS you who is shallow. and what you call shallow, i call thick. btw wind ups are even less imaginative than GPT. did you grow up together at the thick farm?
Report GPT March 30, 2011 7:05 PM BST
Tried to turn over a new leaf this year and give you the benefit of doubt fzqmstinky but I'm afraid it is obvious you are a racist clueless tit.
Report Pounf March 31, 2011 12:12 AM BST
Thick ? because I find watching a procession for two hours a tad on the boring side ??

Maybe its just the opposite. My brain cant cope with mindnumbing tediousness of it, and taking the pi$$ out of the anoraks who drool over a well drilled tyre change, amuses me.
Report haylo March 31, 2011 10:06 AM BST
Face it Fkqmz, your on your own here pal.

You say 600 million are tuning in each week?

where are they now? can only hear one person defending the 'sport'.

bless [:x]
Report stinnkymonkey April 2, 2011 5:20 PM BST
The reverse grid ballot is a brilliant idea and should be immediatley forwarded to mr.eccclestone dont think it could apply to the last race though
Report fisico April 3, 2011 9:03 PM BST
F1 is exciting.
Just look at how fast these things are, they're breathtaking to watch. That's what makes it so popular, that's what makes it so spectacular compared to any other motor sport. It is the pinnacle of driving and engineering talent and any contrivance to make it appeal to people who don't appreciate that would just cheapen it.
Report TonyTodd April 4, 2011 10:40 AM BST
fisico, you are deluded hth
Report fisico April 4, 2011 6:41 PM BST
TonyTodd, what is it that you look for in motor racing?
If it's just simply overtaking then maybe you could start up a thread on the merits of NASCAR or Clio Cup racing.
Fundamentally, I like to see the fastest drivers in the fastest cars, and I don't think I'm deluded in thinking that that is what F1 is. The lack of overtaking doesn't bother me, it just makes it more exciting when it does happen.
I think also there is a lot of nostalgia in F1. After reminiscing about the classic Prost/Senna/Mansell era around 20 years ago I bought an extended highlights DVD of a couple of seasons and a lot of the races were pretty boring (mostly due McLaren dominance). One just remembers the exciting moments, and I think there are just as many of those these days as there were back then.
People on forums tend to be either overly judgemental or antagonistic, so I await the inevitable backlashCool
Report fkqmz April 5, 2011 7:41 AM BST
Laugh haylo

badly timed post there

hope you enjoy the champions league this week, safe in the knowledge that MORE PEOPLE WILL BE WATCHING THE MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX THIS WEEKEND LaughLaughLaugh

i look at half the posts on this thread and am reminded of the old simpsons episode "Lisa's rival" Haylo I have a ball, perhaps you'd like to bounce it............
Report TonyTodd April 5, 2011 12:31 PM BST
Oh dear all the F1 lovers going purple with rage. Laugh
Report haylo April 10, 2011 11:08 AM BST
@fkqmz haha

I believe the episode that would have been better, was the army training camp when Lisa couldn't use a machine gun properly. Sarg comes up and hands her a whistle "Lisa, when a war comes, I would like you to blow the whistle".

Another great advertisement for the sport today. Team Mcclaren on the radio telling Button 'not to go for Vettell in front and save your tyres, finish second please'.

Report haylo April 10, 2011 11:10 AM BST
I saw a funeral procession going past earlier, 5 cars behind eachother, whilst tipping my hat, some gentleman behind me proclaimed, "how exciting is this formula 1 race", "er.....its a funeral mate"
Report fisico April 17, 2011 3:52 PM BST
Well, I've certainly enjoyed the last couple of races, I think they've been brilliant.
I wonder if the whingers on here watched them. Maybe they could tell us how bored they were.
Report haylo April 17, 2011 6:43 PM BST
I'll give you todays race.

Very good.

But one out of 235 aint great stats[;)]
Report Pounf April 18, 2011 12:17 PM BST
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