Eric 2

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  1. Where The Hell Aren'T You?

    All is well here, having a hell of a summer, having a lot of fun with a great group of people. I have the time to post here but no reasons to. Problem with this forum isn't that people leave, it's that no one enters. Another contributing factor is that I just don't really watch auto racing of any kind, not just F1. Just can't get excited about any of it. Not sure I ever really liked the sport as much as I liked being a fan of drivers or the social aspect of it. The more I think about the sport itself, the less interested I am. Too much politics and for ****'s sake auto racing's really not a naturally exciting endeavor. Perhaps after every lap led the commentators should yell "HE SCOOOOOOOOOORES" to make it seem like it's important. I have to say it's way more fun to just watch the stick and ball sports where all you really pay attention to is your team and your guys and it's just good fun and even a blow-out seems more exciting because you see all the work and you see it in the score and for some reason, watching a lead increase from 1-0 to 2-0 to 3-0 is more exciting than watching a lead increase from 1 second to 2 seconds to 3 seconds, and I'm not sure why. I guess it's just less obvious how the lead is increasing and I'm too dumb to follow. But yes, I'm having a great time in the last few months and with so much coming up I really expect my TF1-ing days to be over. I don't give out social networking details to people I've never met so if you want to add me on Facebook, come over here and shake my hand. Otherwise, here is an email address that I registered in 2007 that I have never really used since then and check infrequently when I'm in the mood to receive correspondence from Nigerian princes and Canadian pharmacies: [email protected] Enjoy and take care.
  2. Ban Refuelling?

    I'd rather have "fake" drama than no drama. Without pit stops, there really would be no drama, assuming the regs stay the same.
  3. Honda's Bad Years

    Congrats on 1000 posts, Paco. If only your job at Subway paid that many pesos. Ol
  4. No, but a few of them will be a waste of space. And what I meant was that you'd REALLY know if someone had talent, or if they were just experience (like Glock and Pantano). Guys like Piquet wouldn't have done as well...
  5. Silly George. Champ Car may be faster than GP2, but CCWS did not run on any of the same tracks as F1 (only Montreal, but that was back with the Lola, which was a lot slower than the DP01). If Bourdais had run the DP01 on the same tracks as F1, he would be the best prepared of all of them. Even so, you can only do so much, a decent* driver will never be outstanding. Consider this, though: a faster car would mean the best rise to the top and the worst fall to the bottom. That would help teams select deserving drivers and leave the trash where they belong. *Probably an understatement, but I was a fan of Bobby D and the Thrill from West Hill, so what do you expect?
  6. They need to make the GP2 cars faster; it will prepare them better and really separate the men and women (hopefully) from the boys and girls (again, hopefully). Look at NA$CAR; the Nationwide cars are barely slower than the Sprint Cup cars, which means the Nationwide drivers get good experience to go to Cup. While only one driver (Bobby Labonte, my favorite driver of all-time) has won both the Nationwide and Sprint championships, almost all of today's front runners came from the Nationwide series. The value of Nationwide is shown by guys like Michael McDowell and David Gilliland, who were talented drivers with little or no experience in Nationwide before jumping to Cup. If the cars were about 1 or 2 seconds a lap slower instead of 6, I'd have more faith.
  7. Ban Refuelling?

    Boy, we agree on something! That's becomign a rarity around here, Bruce George.
  8. Which layout of D'roit did F1 use? If it's Belle Isle, talk about an awful circuit... ...sort of. You know, circuits aren't as important as cars. ALMS put on a great show at Belle Isle, Indy didn't. ALMS has regulations that promote innovation and building quality racecars, while the IRL has a semi-spec car designed for ovals only.
  9. Firm Points At F1 'freeze' For Losses

    This just shows how bad Max is at his job. He wastes his time making rules to "cut costs" and make it "fair," and in the end, they turn out to be useless. Why not spend time on rules that make a difference, like, say, fixing the cars?
  10. I raced on this track on rFactor. My fastest lap was a 1:37-something, if anyone is curious about how long a lap takes. The circuit was, in my opinion, utter s##t. I can overtake pretty easily on rFactor; that's the only area of the game that isn't pure simulation. I've made passes at Monaco without contact, same with Surfer's Paradise. However, whenever I tried to overtake on this track, I'd end up hitting the guy I was passing. Also, the curbs are insanely tall (at least on the game), so if you tried to make an inside pass, you'd end up stuck on the curbs. In short, it's a boring circuit that will have another boring race. I'll be at Lime Rock, Road America, Laguna Seca, Mont-Tremblant, and Mosport if you need me.
  11. Firm Points At F1 'freeze' For Losses

    Try saying that to all the underpaid Super Aguri employees who got laid off when the team folded and have no way to pay their bills or feed their families
  12. Twice. Vitantonio Liuzzi did it about the same number of times, and Scott Speed did it in Brazil 2006, and beat DC in Monaco 2007. Liuzzi beat Webber in China. He's better than both Speed and Liuzzi, but he's not world championship material. I don't think it is. Lewis was not "produced" by GP2. You knew he would be a world champion since he was a kid. He was produced by Ron Dennis, not by a series. GP2 can't take an good driver and give them the experience to be a great driver. It can just give a great driver a place to ride around for a year before they get an F1 drive. Liuzzi finished 6th in the wet in China and 9th in the wet in Japan. Speed finished 9th in Monaco with no brakes and was P1 in a soaking wet practice. They've both shown that they're decent in wet conditions. I didn't pay attention to Liuzzi, but I do know of many overtakes that Scott Speed made, and I'm sure Liuzzi is on par. I will, however, agree completely with your last statement. Vettel is not a great driver, he's a decent driver, and he's getting better results than the guys before him did.
  13. Honda's Bad Years

    Maybe they will. I'm not telling Ferrari to keep Massa or sack Massa. I'm just saying they don't need Fernando to win a title. He isn't consistent because he doesn't come off as a win at all costs guy who applies pressure to himself to keep improving. He's too happy. It's refreshing to see, but he won't win a title. Sure, he has fun, but he doesn't show it. The entire field is there to WIN RACES, not to have fun. I'm just saying, on the podium, Massa looks like he's having a lot of fun. Alonso's more serious. Senna was more serious. Schumacher was stoic. It really is in the attitude.