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Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2022, 11:30
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By alfaman

That's been the pachyderm resting by the waste...

That's been the pachyderm resting by the waste paper bin for long time: & I suspect a simple T&Cs exclusion won't cut it. Autonomy works on the DLR etc because the occupants take no part in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2022, 20:50
Replies: 314
Views: 48,374
Posted By alfaman

I imagine it releases him from public duties so...

I imagine it releases him from public duties so he can focus on his defence, & others can fulfil those public duties. Procedural as much as anything.
11th Jan 2022, 11:12
Replies: 38
Views: 9,602
Posted By alfaman

I would hazard a guess that in the heat of the...

I would hazard a guess that in the heat of the moment, you make a call as to which is the quicker course of action, & go with that decision. Hesitating whilst deciding whether it's easier for a...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jan 2022, 14:21
Replies: 392
Views: 68,248
Posted By alfaman

Indeed - he was a thoroughly nasty piece of work,...

Indeed - he was a thoroughly nasty piece of work, whereas she was a victim of his abusive behaviour.
24th Dec 2021, 14:09
Replies: 28
Views: 10,372
Posted By alfaman

Click bait rag spreading mis information, who'd...

Click bait rag spreading mis information, who'd have thought - https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transparency/freedom-of-information/foi-request-detail?referenceId=FOI-2275-1920
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Dec 2021, 12:01
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

So at Imola, he was either "gifted the points",...

So at Imola, he was either "gifted the points", or he "threw them away"? Which is it? The rules were followed, weren't they? A red flag as a result of someone else's incident, no rules were amended...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Dec 2021, 09:39
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

It seems you're the one with the memory that...

It seems you're the one with the memory that plays tricks, then: many F1 fans still consider Schumacher's win over Hill to be tainted. That never goes away, it doesn't take away from his genius as a...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Dec 2021, 14:10
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

I like your logic - stand by for a lawyer fight...

I like your logic - stand by for a lawyer fight about whether "the" means "any" then :ugh::}
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Dec 2021, 08:56
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

I doubt he'll care one way or the other. The...

I doubt he'll care one way or the other. The punishment is probably a fine, which Mercedes may cover for him anyway; I expect it was a joint decision not to go - & he's hardly short of a bob or two...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Dec 2021, 08:45
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

There is a world of difference between a "bit of...

There is a world of difference between a "bit of luck", which happens to every driver, Grojean would be a classic example; & "rigging the result", when those vested with the authority to uphold the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2021, 17:05
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

Normalisation of deviance, sometimes also called...

Normalisation of deviance, sometimes also called non compliance, is perhaps why many take issue with Verstappens overtaking style, ever since he first drove in F1 ;). But then perhaps Schumacher was...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2021, 12:16
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

I agree with PDR: whilst I think it was a little...

I agree with PDR: whilst I think it was a little authoritarian under the circumstances, the rule's there for a reason: what I think got up some peoples noses was Verstappen comparing that with the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2021, 12:06
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

Well, we won't ever know: what Hamilton actually...

Well, we won't ever know: what Hamilton actually said was he was surprised that Verstappen appeared unconcerned. It's very definitely open to dispute about who was in the greater peril, even the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2021, 10:05
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

Seems so, funny old world sometimes: to be fair,...

Seems so, funny old world sometimes: to be fair, although I dislike Verstappen's technique & Horner's bull (or might it be llama...?) sh!t, I try & seem it for what it is - it's all part of the game;...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2021, 09:51
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

I suspect that's you reading sentiments between...

I suspect that's you reading sentiments between the lines that aren't there. Verstappen does drive with a "give way or we crash" attitude - he's made no secret of that himself, it's a technique that...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Dec 2021, 17:29
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

So why do you have to exaggerate? No-one has said...

So why do you have to exaggerate? No-one has said Max was "evil & inconsiderate" - a few people (not me) felt he could have shown a little more concern for the guy beneath him, but there are marshals...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Dec 2021, 16:45
Replies: 81
Views: 13,580
Posted By alfaman

That's a fairly tedious observation: a car can be...

That's a fairly tedious observation: a car can be much more than that - if my family watch a film, whilst I concentrate on driving, why shouldn't they; & since every car essentially goes from A to B,...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Dec 2021, 14:21
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

I can't speak for anyone else, but but there's so...

I can't speak for anyone else, but but there's so much in there that's either biased or incorrect. It's a pity you can't tell the difference between reasoned discussion & petty comments: you make...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Dec 2021, 10:46
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

A deal has been done, then: the most likely...

A deal has been done, then: the most likely outcome. It'll be an intriguing close season then.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Dec 2021, 10:44
Replies: 81
Views: 13,580
Posted By alfaman

It's not really a recall: there are no safety...

It's not really a recall: there are no safety implications or government action involved as far as I can find. It's a software update for what old folks might call the radiogram, which needs the...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Dec 2021, 19:32
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

I don't think that's Hamilton's, or Mercedes...

I don't think that's Hamilton's, or Mercedes style: although that could change next season, if it really is Netflix regulations from now on...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Dec 2021, 15:54
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

PDR's #10889 - that all makes sense to me: all...

PDR's #10889 - that all makes sense to me: all I'd add, although it may be I missed it: there's a lot of talk about Mercedes strategy saying the race would finish under a safety car; so did Red...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Dec 2021, 15:47
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

You're missing that the track wasn't clear at...

You're missing that the track wasn't clear at that point; there's also an argument it wasn't clear when he did let them go, a number of drivers were complaining debris & oil was still on the track....
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Dec 2021, 15:37
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

Brundle's not a lawyer or a linguist either,...

Brundle's not a lawyer or a linguist either, though: in the full context, any is clearly a subset of all the cars, meaning all those that have been lapped. Otherwise, they're certainly ideas to...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2021, 17:05
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

He's a serial flouncer though, his teddy spends...

He's a serial flouncer though, his teddy spends more time on the floor than in the cot. I suspect it's all p!55 & wind, they've had to spend a fortune on an engine factory, they won't want to throw...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2021, 16:58
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

Yep: I don't think they have much choice but to...

Yep: I don't think they have much choice but to let Masi spend more time with the family. Whatever Marko says (he can be a really toxic old g!t), I doubt Red Bull are going anywhere, & neither are...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2021, 14:45
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

On the contrary, there was everything wrong with...

On the contrary, there was everything wrong with it. That's the whole debate, & even the FIA have acknowledged to a degree it was incorrect: their defence at first appeal was that it didn't matter,...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2021, 14:02
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

That won't happen, the team brings too much...

That won't happen, the team brings too much advertising to the brand, & they've just invested massively in new engine facility. My feeling is Horner's neck was well & truly on the block last weekend,...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2021, 14:00
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

Mercedes will likely argue that the rules were...

Mercedes will likely argue that the rules were not followed, which penalised their car & driver, & that the Race Director is previously on the record for saying that the rules are sacrosanct & must...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2021, 13:38
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

Not really: name a sports person or celebrity...

Not really: name a sports person or celebrity that hasn't attracted some weird & pathetic individuals. It's actually less likely to be Hamilton fans, I suggest, as the true fans are more likely to...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2021, 09:32
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

Sadly no-one in any sport gets to choose their...

Sadly no-one in any sport gets to choose their fans, & some can't handle their emotions or keep their poison to themselves - although, like football thugs, I don't view them as fans, as it doesn't...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2021, 09:22
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

I suspect they'll just watch from the side,...

I suspect they'll just watch from the side, smiling Cheshire cat like, waiting to see who wins before they comment: whatever happens, their results don't change, Sainz still finishes ahead of Norris,...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2021, 22:34
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

There won't be any: 84% of all statistics are...

There won't be any: 84% of all statistics are made up on the spot. However, there is evidence that Mercedes were asked by the Race Director to either give back the time gained by Hamilton, or risk a...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2021, 22:10
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

That's not what you said or implied: your...

That's not what you said or implied: your implication was adding that time to the pace the safety car usually travels at. If you meant add 20 second to what the VSC adds, then the SC pretty much does...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2021, 21:34
Replies: 11,065
Views: 4,820,853
Posted By alfaman

I agree, but is that really a reward...? I guess...

I agree, but is that really a reward...? I guess we all run out of drain cleaner sometimes, though...
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