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21 May 2019 19:05:41
Rest in Peace Niki Lauder.

A story that would have likely amused Niki, as he was never really a fan of James:

My Uncle used to work for James Hunt as a mechanic, he invited my mother along to an end of season party that he was at. While at the party, a man put his arm around my mother and said "And who is this lovely young lady? " My mother, being the classy lady that she is, told him to F off, which really, really shocked my uncle, who then said "You do realise that was James Hunt?! "




25 Mar 2019 13:50:57
Typical, McLaren get rid of Honda, and they come good.



{Ed001's Note - I did say it would happen mate. You never take Alonso's advice! He has always got it wrong when he had the chance to make a decision on team matters. The moment he started pushing for a move away from Honda should have been the moment McLaren decided to stick with them. Instead they appeased Alonso and it all went wrong.}



22 Sep 2018 01:36:14
Anyone know anything about this Lando Norris kid that will be driving for McLaren next year? 18 years old and being hailed as a super star.
The reason I ask is because Mc:Laren did this with Perez, Magnussen and Vandoorne and they have talent, but it's not like they've gone on to light up the racing scene.


{Ed001's Note - I just wonder if he ever gets called Chuck or Calrissian with that name? He is highly rated, but, at that age it is difficult to know if they really are that good or not.}



14 Aug 2018 20:08:25
Alonso has announced he will retire at the end of the season. Shame, he was a fun driver to watch.


{Ed001's Note - he was always likely to leave F1, but you are right it is a shame, he still had a couple of years left in him.}

1.) 14 Aug 2018 20:25:56
Indy next for him then? Get that triple crown that he's so desperate to achieve.

{Ed001's Note - looks that way. I wouldn't bet against him doing it.}

2.) 14 Aug 2018 20:29:17
Of course not, he's an awesome driver and certainly has the mentalty to do it.

{Ed001's Note - the problem with him is that he almost gives up when things are not going his way. When they are he is one of the best, when they aren't he gets all sulky and whiny. }

3.) 14 Aug 2018 20:37:36
"AHHHH! This F***ing GP2 engine!"

Oh he certainly sulked when it came to Honda xD But it was hilarious to watch.
Him and Kimi are the best on the radios. Seriously!

{Ed001's Note - that is probably what I will miss most. Can't see Kimi lasting much longer either, sadly.}

4.) 18 Aug 2018 17:02:51
So Sainz is the replacement for Alonso next year. I think that's the kind of choice I'd have made to be honest. It's evident that McLaren won't be a top tier team next year yet again, so they shouldn't be wasting the time of top tier drivers.

Sad day indeed for McLaren.

{Ed001's Note - not sure I would have gone near Sainz though.}



04 Aug 2018 13:41:34
Ricciardo to Renault? Eh. Wtf?! Lol.


{Ed001's Note - does seem an odd move. They are going backwards, you would think he would have looked at someone moving forwards.}

1.) 04 Aug 2018 14:22:14
Agree Ed, especially with Kimi likely leaving Ferrari at the end of the season.

Perhaps he wants to be the #1 driver for his team and seeing the rise of Max, plus only 2nd driver choices for the likes of Ferrari, I guess Renalt is his next best option as a Works team?

{Ed001's Note - yeah but they are not exactly a well funded works team and their engine is looking likely to be the worst of the lot next season. I suppose it just shows how few options there are for a driver who wants to be challenging these days.}

2.) 04 Aug 2018 14:41:56
We'll have to see I guess Ed, one of the Sky pundits was saying something about Hamilton taking a punt on Mercedes who were mid-pack at the time, comparing it to Ricciardo's move to Renault.
Not buying it myself, and it also doesn't look good for McLaren. =[

{Ed001's Note - yeah I can't see Renault doing what the Mercs did as they don't have the funding, engine or organisation behind them. McLaren made a huge error giving up on Honda too soon, they just needed to work with them.}

3.) 04 Aug 2018 16:18:50
To be honest, I think Honda just had to go. They were so bad the last 3 years that it made McLaren look stupid. Being overtaken so easily by lesser teams and even new teams like Haas was just embarrassing.

I've never understood why McLaren don't make their own engines. They have a $250m budget for this season(according to F1 Today), and if Renault can make their own engines with $200m budget, then McLaren should be able to do it with $250m.

{Ed001's Note - McLaren were very difficult to work with was the problem, they would not compromise to work with Honda at all. That was the issue. Now they are with Toro Rosso, the two work together, they compromise on things to make the best platform for both teams. Like when Honda wanted to make a slight change to the size of the engine housing, Toro Rosso just adjusted to compensate. When they had worked with McLaren, they never got the same leeway, just got told the car had been made for X size and no changes would be made.

It could well see the same issues arise when they are in Red Bull next season though, as they are similarly unhelpful to engine suppliers, which is half the problem with the Renault.

I do agree, McLaren should build their own engines and do it properly. They could use those engines in their road cars as well, so it makes sense.}

4.) 04 Aug 2018 16:44:06
Not only that Ed, they could supply other teams with the engines, assuming they're quality engines of course. Ferrari and Mercedes kind of have a monopoly on the engines at the minute, so it would be nice to see other teams bring their own engines and make a statement.

The rumours of Audi and Aston Martin joining the engines ranks in 2022 would be nice if that comes to fruition.

{Ed001's Note - it definitely needs more teams and engines to shake things up.}




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26 Jun 2019 21:23:09
You know what Ed, there have been some fantastic rivalries in F1, have you done any articles on them?


{Ed001's Note - not yet mate, but I am starting a series of articles on rivalries, currently midway through the first article in the series, so I can easily add some to the list if you think of any.}



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25 Jun 2019 17:26:29
So I've watched a lot of Races that Senna was in, and to be honest with you I thought he was a very dangerous driver.
His heroics in Brazil aside, I don't think he was as good as people say, he was very dangerous at times especially concerning Alain Prost.


{Ed001's Note - you seem to have forgotten Prost rammed him first to win the title mate. It was not all one-sided.}



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12 Oct 2018 23:02:30
Hasn't Flavio been known to contradict himself a lot? Or is that the another former Ferrari guy?




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29 Aug 2018 22:56:06
He said he was at fault when interviewed at the end, but it could well have been a brake problem.


{Ed001's Note - ah no if he said he was at fault he will have been.}



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29 Aug 2018 21:22:54
Hulkenburg forgot to break, shunted Alonso in the rear and sent him over the top of a Sauber lol. Halo saved the Sauber drivers life though! As the car would have crushed his head otherwise.


{Ed001's Note - oh ok I thought he was one of the ones who get whacked from behind. Wasn't one of the cars suffering a brake by wire problem which was the cause of one of the crashes? If so, was it him? Or did he genuinely just brake way too late?}




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