Formula 1: 2007 mini-league

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Postposted on Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:10 am

Sikthskies wrote:I really shouldn't have gone for anything to do with honda lol.
Super Aguri is practically Honda and they are value for money now. :lol:

Edit: Page 2 ownage.
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Postposted on Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:33 pm

Flying Fox wrote:Your biggest problem is your trust in Honda, based on winter testing alone we knew they will suck. Of course not suck to this level but it's doing wonders to teams that don't have a shread of Honda in them.

Well I guess that's what happens when you do zero research and pick teams pseudo-randomly :D
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Postposted on Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:26 pm

Sikthskies wrote:I really shouldn't have gone for anything to do with honda lol. It will be interesting to see who retains the lead after transfers. I can see mclaren and ferrari being neck and neck in terms of development this year. Mclaren have he edge one race then Ferrari the next, although the next race is only a week away so I think (hope) Mclaren wil have that in the bag

Seek help for your wRONg love. :lol:

Kimi won't be running a rev reduced engine for the next race, so I would expect he will win and it will probably be a Ferrari 1-2, as Massa was quite fast at Bahrain last year.
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Postposted on Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:10 pm

NIKOLAS wrote:
Sikthskies wrote:I really shouldn't have gone for anything to do with honda lol. It will be interesting to see who retains the lead after transfers. I can see mclaren and ferrari being neck and neck in terms of development this year. Mclaren have he edge one race then Ferrari the next, although the next race is only a week away so I think (hope) Mclaren wil have that in the bag

Seek help for your wRONg love. :lol:

Kimi won't be running a rev reduced engine for the next race, so I would expect he will win and it will probably be a Ferrari 1-2, as Massa was quite fast at Bahrain last year.

While I agree that nothing is really "in the bag" as the great Murray Walker would have said, there is indeed reason to think McLaren can give Ferrari trouble. Alonso and Hamilton, either by driver or by the car, seem to be able to start very fast (hard to believe Alonso brought Renault's start system over, but there shouldn't be anything that McLaren can't copy if they want to) and they are capable defenders. So if they get into the 2nd row and can jump ahead of the Ferrari's by the first corner they have as much chance of winning as Ferrari. Of course, Ferrari seemed to be very good during the last Bahrain test, so they are still the favourite. And I have Ferrari+Kimi on my team as well.

BTW, I stop listening to Ron's BS since he touted all that "strategy" crap over the last 2 years when their cars did not perform.
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Postposted on Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:49 pm

Yay! I'm starting to pull away. :D

Where's the Captain? FasterNU has passed you! Looks like notfred is suffering from the "Honda Effect" too. Oh well, both of my Super Aguri's blew up... :(

This year is slightly different. The trading window is after the next race, not after the flyaways. So we can get a glimpse of what teams will do in Barcelona. 3 weeks usually mean lots of new parts and the pecking order may change once again.

I didn't have the Red Bulls in my pool but they looked pretty racy. May be I need to move to them after they become more reliable? :roll:
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Postposted on Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:06 am

Awful race weekend for me lol
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Postposted on Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:17 am

NIKOLAS wrote:Kimi won't be running a rev reduced engine for the next race, so I would expect he will win and it will probably be a Ferrari 1-2, as Massa was quite fast at Bahrain last year.

Close but no cigar, a Ferrari 1 - 3.

And go Lewis Hamilton, what a Superstar in the making. :D
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Postposted on Mon May 14, 2007 7:32 pm

Right on! Top score for the week...
Up to 4th place and only 9 points from 3rd...
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Postposted on Mon May 14, 2007 10:07 pm

Too many DNFs for me this week.

Don't forget that the first transfer session started today and runs until 25 May 2007 18:00 GMT/Zulu. I've had a rough patch at the start of this season, so I replaced Heikki Kovalainen with Nick Heidfeld and Toyota with BMW Sauber. We'll see if it works.
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Postposted on Mon May 14, 2007 11:21 pm

DC's 5th place is messing with my points. While I hope he does good from now on I think this may be just a flash in the pans as Red Bull IMO still has reliability issues. Apart from the top 2 teams everyone else pretty much do have this problem.

So... need to figure out some trades to continue my domination of TR Racers. 8)
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Postposted on Thu May 24, 2007 12:44 pm

Reminder that the first trading window closes soon!

Captain Ned wrote:Don't forget that the first transfer session started today and runs until 25 May 2007 18:00 GMT/Zulu.


notfred (notfred's nutters), brainchild786 (no hopers), and crazybus (Crazy Fast?), please make your changes soon. Or our modifications will give us a few more tenths per lap and leave you in the dust. :lol:
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Postposted on Thu May 24, 2007 2:40 pm

My transfers have been made. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out
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Postposted on Fri May 25, 2007 9:31 am

Got my transfers in, could have done with changing more than 1 of driver and team though...
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Postposted on Mon May 28, 2007 8:15 am

notfred wrote:Got my transfers in, could have done with changing more than 1 of driver and team though...
Didn't seem to help much notfred... :o

Good job Veywon!

Stupid Kimi... why the mistake? You are killing me. Well, at least I'm still leading so that's what counts. :D

Edit: stupid wRONg was at it again, now the FIA is investigating of possible "team orders" violation. So your team 0wned Monte Carlo, no need to trash talk and reveal so much to the world...
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Postposted on Mon May 28, 2007 8:30 am

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notfred wrote:Got my transfers in, could have done with changing more than 1 of driver and team though...
Didn't seem to help much notfred... :o

Good job Veywon!

Stupid Kimi... why the mistake? You are killing me. Well, at least I'm still leading so that's what counts. :D

Edit: stupid wRONg was at it again, now the FIA is investigating of possible "team orders" violation. So your team 0wned Monte Carlo, no need to trash talk and reveal so much to the world...


Why thankyou. On my way up :D. Now if Kimi can finish in a decent position next race I might start overtaking people
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Postposted on Mon May 28, 2007 1:56 pm

Sikthskies wrote:Why thankyou. On my way up :D. Now if Kimi can finish in a decent position next race I might start overtaking people
Will be a long climb my friend, and if Kimi does good I'll be good as well. :wink:

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Postposted on Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:03 pm

Another good performance has sent me up to 3rd :)
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Postposted on Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:23 pm

Sikthskies wrote:Another good performance has sent me up to 3rd :)
You are officially on my threat list. :)

Stupid Massa screwing things up.

Go Sato!

Go Hamilton!
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Postposted on Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:32 pm

I'm going to be hurt next round I would have thought. The next round of transfers will put me in a stronger position.

I might end up swapping out Raikonnen for Alonso. His Ferrari really hasn't been kind to him. Though when he gets hooked up with his car he's easily the best on the track.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:05 pm

Sikthskies wrote:I'm going to be hurt next round I would have thought. The next round of transfers will put me in a stronger position.
Let's hope so, Ferrari traditionally has been good at Indy. But what happened in Canada doesn't bode well (my confidence wise).

Sikthskies wrote:I might end up swapping out Raikonnen for Alonso. His Ferrari really hasn't been kind to him. Though when he gets hooked up with his car he's easily the best on the track.
Five races and he still couldn't get it hooked up? May be he should be a bit humble himself and seek some help from Super Assistant Michael? It's worked wonders for Massa... well, may be he didn't teach him to obey red lights, then again Michael parked his car when he's not supposed to hehe. :D

Crap, no wonder I did so ****, -10 for Massa's black flag. Good thing I didn't have Fishy.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:34 pm

Lol! -10. I think Masa has definately taken a bit too much in from Schumacher :P.

It's such a shame Red Bull has got such awful reliability. Coulthard has still got it and I am quite a fan of him (from back when he was team mates with Mike Hakkinen at Mclaren). I loved that partnership
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Postposted on Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:44 pm

"It was close this time, but Turn 1 was 90 percent of the race. Whoever was second at the start was going to be second in the race."

That really sums up what's horribly wrong with F1. If the first turn decides the "race" then it's not a race.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:29 am

I don't think that is necessarily true. Look how close Alonso got to overtaking Hamilton. That just showed that Hamilton was extremely hard to pass, not that you can't pass him. The two Mclaren's were pretty much equal but Hamilton had the slight edge in the race. I see nothing wrong with there being someone 1st from start to finish. He had to work extremely hard to keep it.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:00 am

Sikthskies wrote:I don't think that is necessarily true. Look how close Alonso got to overtaking Hamilton. That just showed that Hamilton was extremely hard to pass, not that you can't pass him. The two Mclaren's were pretty much equal but Hamilton had the slight edge in the race. I see nothing wrong with there being someone 1st from start to finish. He had to work extremely hard to keep it.
I'm sorry, but going an entire race and "almost" overtaking just isn't that impressive. Yes, there's nothing wrong with leading wire to wire, but when it happens almost every race and the world champion is talking about winning and losing a race on the first corner there's something very seriously wrong with the racing involved.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:05 am

I suppose it depends on what you want from the sport. I love watching the prowess of the best drivers. Overtaking or no overtaking. There is plenty of overtaking to be seen with the midfield pack.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:13 am

Sikthskies wrote:I suppose it depends on what you want from the sport. I love watching the prowess of the best drivers.
Then put them in equipment that's less blocking-oriented so they have to work harder to protect their position and you can see more of their prowess. As it is far too much "overtaking" happens in the pits.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:36 am

Max Mosely has been trying to do this for years but keeps getting shot down by Ferrari and McLaren. They quite like their dominance through superior spending and want no part of enabling the lower-tier teams to compete through increased use of spec engines/chassis/etc.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:42 am

Captain Ned wrote:Max Mosely has been trying to do this for years but keeps getting shot down by Ferrari and McLaren. They quite like their dominance through superior spending and want no part of enabling the lower-tier teams to compete through increased use of spec engines/chassis/etc.
Even without going to spec stuff (which is probably a bit excessive) they could probably adjust rules a bit to make overtaking more feasible. Trading some aero grip for mechanical grip would be one thing that I've seen suggested elsewhere that might help for logical reasons.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:41 am

I don't think F1 should be limited that much. It's more interesting to see what a team can come up with. I find it more interesting to see blistering pace from an extremely technologically advanced car. There is always overtaking to be seen inF1. Just not so much at the front.
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Postposted on Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:48 am

Saying F1 doesn't have enough passing is like saying soccer doesn't have enough scoring. If you don't like the way soccer is set up go watch basketball, if you don't like F1, watch NASCAR. There's something for everyone out there.
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