Magus Perde

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  1. Finally, Some Sense.

    Of course there is a parallel to be drawn here between Max Mosely and Prince Harry. Chosing particularly to wear a nazi uniform to a druken party just a few days before holocaust memorial day meant Prince Hairy couldn't have chosen a worse time to do this and comments like "Prince Harry is a fine young man and does not need to apologise for the incident" by The Crutchess of York, tell you that those who are in the know and have the power sometimes take a very different view to the rest of us and like to look after their own. I'm not predticting anything here but all I am saying is that the entire Harry affair seemed to enter the papers with an enormous bang and then get forgotten very quickly as other "newsworthy horrors" took its' place........
  2. James Allen Of Itv Commentary

    This will be the second time I've revitalised this thread, but with good reason. Since, in 2009, the good old Beeb will get back the coverage it lamely gave away in a limp wristed face slapping fight the last time around, surely, surely, surely we're not going to have the same commentary team again? Keep the BrundleFly yes, but squash the Allen under one of Max's shiny black jackboots! But anyway, just think - we could have an entirely NEW commentary team now. Ummm, let me think, perhaps it's time for the Max and Bernie show?
  3. There's a simple dynamic that would re-introduce the excitement back into F1 and give you overtaking in spades (race 2 and we're already talking about getting the excitement back in?!!) and that is to get rid of qualifying and draw numbers for grid slots (seems to work for football draws). Imagine a race with Raikkonen and Hamilton at the back and Button, Vettel and Fisichella at the front plus the mixture of other displaced drivers spread throughout the field. There would be overtaking because what everyone has missed in this thread so far is the biggest factor in overtaking and that's what drives the driver to push himself that little bit harder to get that extra point or place. Sure it's difficult but if it were easy we would all be able to predict with some certainty the outcome of a race and that's not so easy to do atm.
  4. Am I Jumping The Gun?

    I think that the BMW does have real pace so far this season and I also think that's likely to continue. It's true that no other team will stand still in terms of development but the beamers are very close and, with a driver like Kubica, I'm pretty sure we'll see them at the top. Whether they will overtake Mclaren or not remains to be seen but let's be honest, when it comes to it Mclaren know how to get their finger out and get the job done!
  5. For God's Sake Take Off That Helmet!

    Er, I think the last line of my quote tells you all about it Again, not being too serious about it
  6. For God's Sake Take Off That Helmet!

    But what is it with the whole bar code thing he has going on? Is this so Ferrari can "scan" him every time he goes past the start/finish at 190mph? If so I'm pretty sure Tesco would be looking to buy the technology. Ahh! It's funny 'cos it's true!! Hmmm, I could go for a thread on the whole gearstick thing instead of helmets actually. Y'know bring on the "It takes reall skill to..." arguments and all that because, well, erm....... it actually does take real skill to sit in a cramped c#ckpit and change gear with a hand stick shift 'cos you could have a tendency to "snatch" at the wheel (see what I did there - knob, c#ckpit, snatch, helmet etc?) and, therefore, spin yourself out. You could also "miss" a gear and lose a place because of it giving us, the viewing public, the excitement of watching the catchup/overtake process all over again. How many times have you seen Mansell, Senna et al miss a gear and lose a place to.................. I think I'll just stop there. It's all starting to sound just a bit too serious!
  7. For God's Sake Take Off That Helmet!

    But what is it with the whole bar code thing he has going on? Is this so Ferrari can "scan" him every time he goes past the start/finish at 190mph? If so I'm pretty sure Tesco would be looking to buy the technology. Ahh! It's funny 'cos it's true!! Hmmm, I could go for a thread on the whole gearstick thing instead of helmets actually. Y'know bring on the "It takes reall skill to..." arguments and all that because, well, erm....... it actually does take real skill to sit in a cramped c#ckpit and change gear with a hand stick shift 'cos you could have a tendency to "snatch" at the wheel (see what I did there - knob, c#ckpit, snatch, helmet etc?) and, therefore, spin yourself out. You could also "miss" a gear and lose a place because of it giving us, the viewing public, the excitement of watching the catchup/overtake process all over again. How many times have you seen Mansell, Senna et al miss a gear and lose a place to.................. I think I'll just stop there. It's all starting to sound just a bit too serious!
  8. The Offical Welcome Thread...

    Eeyoo!! I can't even get this right - I quoted the wrong quote but hopefully this'll put that right! Sorry Murray - seemed to have missed your reply until now but that was an excellent page!! I do like Tull (a lot!) but had never realised that was included as a line in a song - extraordinary!!
  9. The Offical Welcome Thread...

    Sorry Murray - seemed to have missed your reply until now but that was an excellent page!! I do like Tull (a lot!) but had never realised that was included as a line in a song - extraordinary!!
  10. James Allen Of Itv Commentary

    A second rate driver maybe but his experience on the track gives him what I believe is an inside line to the thought processes of a driver. He is succinct where James Allen is verbose and wordy and he has a good idea on how a race might pan out and points out possible things to watch for. James Allen just has no idea, period. Huzzar to that - about sums it up. I too thought JB was most excellent but proves again that, whoever we have in the commentary box, we need a driver. I felt that JB was much like James Hunt was. Now he's a driver/commentator that I miss!
  11. Let Bernie Talk!!!

    I don't know why we can't take football as an example here. There are now many womens clubs and a good proportion are very professional, what's to say that womens' F1 wouldn't be just as professional? I would definitely watch it!
  12. Let Bernie Talk!!!

    I think Katy H may be right here. Let's be honest how many people can name the last woman to race in an F1 championship? If you can remember that far back it was Giovanna Amatiand in 1993 (I think) and I remember clearly watching her get well and truly beaten in a Brabham car that was, I thought, totally unsuitable for her - a publicity stunt maybe? She was the other half of that well known Flavio Briatore and sometime test driver for Benneton before she took the seat at Brabham so who knows. What is interesting though is that she has moved on since to rather better things in the SR2 world cup proving that she probably did have talent. If you're interested I think there have been 5 or 6 other women drivers in the past but the only other I remember seeing was the South African Desiree Wilton(?) who drove, believe it or not, a Williams. That must have been around 1980 I guess. I do know that she carried on racing for some while after that, although not in F1. What this proves is that the talent is there and, with the creation of an "all woman" championship, we could get to see it - who knows
  13. James Allen Of Itv Commentary

    *Salvaging the thread once more* It is simple, James Allen should be banned from speaking about F1 for all the reasons already mentioned but particularly for the hair. When Murray Walker retired Martin Brundle was the obvious successor but ITV (the people who do things like wait for the only overtaking manoeuvre of a race and then show adverts returning to the action just in time for someone to say, James Allen probably, "That was utterly fantastic - the best move I've ever seen!!!") saw fit to employ someone with the charisma and talent of a teapot instead. What about Martin Brundle commentating with Ted Kravitz riding shotgun? Surely a better combination?
  14. 2008 Prediction Thread

    I have a deep, thorough and complete knowledge of F1. I know what all the drivers are thinking at every moment of the day and how the team bosses are going to run their teams this year. ALL the technical directors ring me at home to see what strategies they should run and the pit babes ask me what they should wear to each race (the answer is always nothing but, strangely, they ignore me). 1. McLaren, and Hamilton will trounce the other guy in that there team 2. Ferrari, and Kimi will smile at every second, third or fourth place he gets and he will positively faint dead away with emotion if he wins one. 3. ForceIndia, why does no-one take them seriously? May the force be with you Fisi ('cos you'll need it) 4. Lotus, I don't know why they haven't been in the points for the last 20 years 5. Ferrari because that damn Raikkonen seems to be everywhere at once 6. Renault but only because I feel sorry for Alonso (Bye, bye Alonso - you're about to be an also ran - hehe ) For the small consideration of
  15. The Offical Welcome Thread...

    Wow, everyone here is so welcoming - what a refreshing change! I've been looking for a "new home" for a while now and it looks like I might have just found it - thanks to everyone for the hellos. My Fantasy F1 Site - visit - play - enjoy