collapse

* Welcome

Welcome to GPWizard F1 Forum!

GPWizard is the friendliest F1 forum you'll find anywhere. You have a host of new like-minded friends waiting to welcome you.

So what are you waiting for? Becoming a member is easy and free! Take a couple seconds out of your day and register now. We guarantee, you wont be sorry you did.

Click Here to become a full Member for Free

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Newsletter

GPWizard F1 Forum Newsletter Email address:
Weekly
Fortnightly
Monthly

* Grid Game Deadlines

Qualifying

Race

* Shoutbox

Refresh History
  • John S: Hey! Anyone else notice the huge number of guests on the site today - Wow!!  :yahoo:
    December 03, 2019, 08:38:00 PM
  • Wizzo: Please note: Japanese qualifying times have been updated.
    October 11, 2019, 02:05:42 PM
  • Scott: I'll be in chat for a change...hope some others will make it too.
    September 07, 2019, 08:58:16 PM
  • cosworth151: This Sunday is Mothers Day here in the States. I'll be helping with the free breakfast we do at our Amvets Post every M's Day, so I'll be popping in and out of the Chat Room
    May 10, 2019, 03:57:04 PM
  • Wizzo: Mothers day here in the UK so I will be absent in the chat room today. Have fun!
    March 31, 2019, 10:47:48 AM
  • Jericoke: For newcomers to GPWizard, make sure you check out the live chat during the race!  It's the best way to turn a dull race into a great time, and the cherry on top of a great race!  (I won't be able to attend Aussie though)
    March 15, 2019, 07:48:58 PM
  • Wizzo: The 2019 Grid Game is now open. Please check out the new rules before entering.
    February 17, 2019, 04:56:33 PM
  • John S: Glad the site is back online, we don't know how much we like it til it's gone. Thanks Wizzo.
    February 02, 2019, 09:19:33 PM
  • Calman: Glad to see you back online Wizzo.  Did the issue point to a corrupted MySQL Data Table?
    February 02, 2019, 08:53:13 PM
  • Wizzo: I apologise for the downtime. Normal service has been resumed.
    February 02, 2019, 07:53:12 PM
  • Calman: Looks like the forum is experiencing Database/Server Issues! ... will check in later tonight.
    February 01, 2019, 01:11:41 AM
  • Calman: Thanks for getting back to me on that Wizzo ... I'll look at my donations when it's re-activated, thanks!
    December 14, 2018, 09:06:39 PM
  • Wizzo: No its not your imagination Cal. This option has been disabled for the time being.
    December 14, 2018, 03:50:09 PM
  • Calman: Is it my imagination, or has the "Shop" dropdown option disappeared from the navigation bar at the top of the forum?
    December 13, 2018, 07:59:13 PM
  • Wizzo: Thanks for letting me know. If anyone sees this issue again then please PM me.
    October 27, 2018, 10:19:33 AM
  • lkjohnson1950: OK, ot was alittle longer than 10 hours. Had problem 8 PM 10/24, was gone at 3:30 10/25.
    October 26, 2018, 03:53:12 PM
  • lkjohnson1950: It was working fine by yesterday PM, about 10 hours after I first got it.
    October 26, 2018, 03:48:36 PM
  • Wizzo: I cannot recreate the error that you are seeing but I have replaced the file that would cause the error. Please try again and let me know how you get on.
    October 26, 2018, 12:13:28 PM
  • Wizzo: I'm looking into this at the moment. Thanks
    October 26, 2018, 11:50:19 AM
  • lkjohnson1950: Hey Wiz, when I try to post a new topic or reply to an old one, I get a screen that says parse error.
    October 25, 2018, 04:12:09 AM

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 272
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 2
  • Dot Users Online:

* Top Posters

cosworth151 cosworth151
15232 Posts
Scott Scott
13870 Posts
Dare Dare
12316 Posts
John S John S
10091 Posts
Ian Ian
9679 Posts

* IntentsGP Advert

pre-erected f1 camping & glamping with intentsGP

Author Topic: French GP Heroes & Zeroes  (Read 1180 times)

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: French GP Heroes & Zeroes
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2019, 02:34:45 PM »
  • Publish
  • Norris had a hydraulic problem, and activating DRS would have aggravated it. He was in a bad enough situation on the last couple of laps without making it happen sooner by excessive use of items relying on hydraulics (including but not limited to DRS). That was why he wasn't allowed to pass Sainz - attempting to do so would have almost guaranteed he'd be a DNF or non-points scorer, instead of scoring 2 points as actually happened.

    I've had a race I deliberately skipped the end of (Monaco 2008 - I was so fed up of James Allen rhapsodising about Lewis Hamilton while I was steaming about Kimi Raikkonen taking Adrian Sutil out of the race that I left the TV room in favour of GP Wizard chat six laps early). In some ways, having the race on highlights makes things easier, because I know the worst half of the footage has already been excised and there will be scheduled ad breaks where I'm guaranteed not to miss anything.

    The gorillas are because the artist who produced them, Richard Orlinski, has an artistic vision called "Born Wild", and the mascot provided for the circuit is "Wild Kong" (so if it looks like a certain computer character, it's deliberate). Something to do with the ferocity needed to win a Grand Prix, I guess. Not that last race was a good sample.

    Percussus resurgio
    @lacanta (Twitter)
    http://alianoralacanta.tumblr.com (Blog/Tumblr)

    Offline Scott

    Re: French GP Heroes & Zeroes
    « Reply #16 on: June 29, 2019, 04:13:15 PM »
  • Publish
  • I don't think I will ever like themed trophies.  Whether it reflects sponsorship or something cultural or even the track layout. 

    Bring back big shiny cups and pillared trophies. 
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline cosworth151

    Re: French GP Heroes & Zeroes
    « Reply #17 on: June 29, 2019, 07:22:49 PM »
  • Publish
  • The apes were a bit funky but I liked them. I thought the maple leaf trophies at Montreal were outstanding.
    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
    ― Bob Dylan