Home Mobile Forum News Cookbook FaceBook Us T-Shirts etc.: Europe/Worldwide. eBay Motorsport Links Advertising Live Chat  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides  
Related Sites: Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Single Seater Racing > Formula One


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 1 Jun 2016, 11:37 (Ref:3646286)   #16
S griffin
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,829
S griffin should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridS griffin should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridS griffin should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridS griffin should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
Silverstone is still fast, as is Monza. Both classic tracks still
S griffin is offline  
__________________
He who dares wins!
He who hesitates is lost!
Quote
Old 1 Jun 2016, 11:49 (Ref:3646298)   #17
chunterer
Race Official
Veteran
 
chunterer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location:
Down the end of my road
Posts: 12,987
chunterer has a real shot at the championship!chunterer has a real shot at the championship!chunterer has a real shot at the championship!chunterer has a real shot at the championship!chunterer has a real shot at the championship!
Quote:
Originally Posted by bauble View Post
Can you tell us/me who or why these four particular races have been designated as the 'Big Four'? I cannot recall ever hearing of the 'Quad' before, and wonder just when this was regarded as important. None of the circuits mentioned have held a Grand Prix every year since 1950, although Monza has only missed out once, in 1980 when the Italian GP was run at Imola.
It seems a somewhat illogical choice of circuits to give importance to.

Puzzled of Luton.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Harte View Post
And to add to your puzzlement, Bob, it is pointless trying to compare what Fangio achieved at these circuits as opposed to any over the others, let alone Hamilton. Apart from Monaco and possibly Spa, the other two tracks bear little resemblance to the circuits of 40 or 50 years ago; I doubt that Fangio, or a number of others from the list would even recognise the tracks as they are now. Even Monaco has changed considerably, with even the tunnel being rebuilt in 1973.
Agree with both of you!!

What a load of nonsense.

I always thought there was only the big 3 races that mattered around the world: Monaco. Indy and Le Mans (plus maybe Nurby 14 miler and Spa?)

Some of the F1 races these days are about as significant as Nigel Farage.
chunterer is offline  
__________________
'Rait then Bill, back to the big bad world of bent bog rolls.'
Quote
Old 1 Jun 2016, 11:50 (Ref:3646299)   #18
bauble
Veteran
 
bauble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
England
Bedfordshire
Posts: 3,503
bauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
Quote:
Originally Posted by S griffin View Post
Silverstone is still fast, as is Monza. Both classic tracks still
Classic tracks might include the 1950's Spa, Nurburgring, Monza ,Reims, and Pescara. Everything else is for sissies.

I rate the Big Four as any four Tilkedromes.

Old Git.
bauble is offline  
__________________
When asking; "Is he joking?" Best assume yes!
Quote
Old 1 Jun 2016, 12:45 (Ref:3646312)   #19
Mike Harte
Subscriber
Veteran
 
Mike Harte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
United Kingdom
W. Yorkshire
Posts: 2,200
Mike Harte should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridMike Harte should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by bauble View Post

Old Git.
Not very nice to call S griffin that, Bob! Where are your manners?
Mike Harte is offline  
Quote
Old 1 Jun 2016, 12:57 (Ref:3646316)   #20
bauble
Veteran
 
bauble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
England
Bedfordshire
Posts: 3,503
bauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Harte View Post
Not very nice to call S griffin that, Bob! Where are your manners?

Obviously you don't know S Griffin, Mike***



Quote:
I always thought there was only the big 3 races that mattered around the world: Monaco. Indy and Le Mans (plus maybe Nurby 14 miler and Spa?)
I never saw the relevance of that particular trio either, three completely different events, in which, certainly today, few would even attempt all three.

It seems on a par with commentators spewing out irrelevant statistics;

"And Oboko Umpah becomes the first Mongolian llama breeder to drive a Mannerless F1 car in practice at Abu Dhabi."

Wow! The first time that has ever been done.! Amazing you would have thought that it was years quite common by now.

I understand that you can watch a quiz show on BBC called Pointless, I really must take a look sometime to find out where these 'records' come from.


*** S Griffin, just joking I have little doubt that you neither old or a git.
bauble is offline  
__________________
When asking; "Is he joking?" Best assume yes!
Quote
Old 1 Jun 2016, 14:58 (Ref:3646337)   #21
Paradise City
Veteran
 
Paradise City's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bhutan
Dublin
Posts: 4,202
Paradise City is going for a new lap record!Paradise City is going for a new lap record!Paradise City is going for a new lap record!Paradise City is going for a new lap record!Paradise City is going for a new lap record!Paradise City is going for a new lap record!
It's just two different galaxies apart, their era and todays.

The safety being the differentiating factor. i.e there was..uh...none in Fangios era.
Paradise City is offline  
__________________
If I had asked my customer what they wanted, they would've said a faster horse.
-Henry Ford
Quote
Old 1 Jun 2016, 15:04 (Ref:3646339)   #22
BSchneiderFan
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
United Kingdom
London, UK
Posts: 5,162
BSchneiderFan should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridBSchneiderFan should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridBSchneiderFan should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridBSchneiderFan should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
It seems a slightly artificial construct to me, certainly not one that is much talked about. Not like the Triple Crown (and even then different people mean different things by it).
BSchneiderFan is offline  
Quote
Old 1 Jun 2016, 15:14 (Ref:3646343)   #23
chunterer
Race Official
Veteran
 
chunterer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location:
Down the end of my road
Posts: 12,987
chunterer has a real shot at the championship!chunterer has a real shot at the championship!chunterer has a real shot at the championship!chunterer has a real shot at the championship!chunterer has a real shot at the championship!
Quote:
Originally Posted by BSchneiderFan View Post
It seems a slightly artificial construct to me, certainly not one that is much talked about. Not like the Triple Crown (and even then different people mean different things by it).
Lol yes indeed!

Rugby players hold particular prestige in their own 'Triple Crown'
chunterer is offline  
__________________
'Rait then Bill, back to the big bad world of bent bog rolls.'
Quote
Old 1 Jun 2016, 19:38 (Ref:3646411)   #24
Adam43
Race Official
20KPINAL
 
Adam43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
European Union
The Road to Rouen
Posts: 30,917
Adam43 is the undisputed Champion of the World!Adam43 is the undisputed Champion of the World!Adam43 is the undisputed Champion of the World!Adam43 is the undisputed Champion of the World!Adam43 is the undisputed Champion of the World!Adam43 is the undisputed Champion of the World!Adam43 is the undisputed Champion of the World!Adam43 is the undisputed Champion of the World!Adam43 is the undisputed Champion of the World!Adam43 is the undisputed Champion of the World!Adam43 is the undisputed Champion of the World!
Quote:
Originally Posted by bauble View Post
Can you tell us/me who or why these four particular races have been designated as the 'Big Four'? I cannot recall ever hearing of the 'Quad' before, and wonder just when this was regarded as important. None of the circuits mentioned have held a Grand Prix every year since 1950, although Monza has only missed out once, in 1980 when the Italian GP was run at Imola.
It seems a somewhat illogical choice of circuits to give importance to.

Puzzled of Luton.
The opening poster described them as such and I believe it was intended as a bit of fun. While not anything official you will note that Malaysia is not included in these.
Adam43 is offline  
__________________
News just in. Every manufacturer to pull out of every race series ever.
Quote
Old 1 Jun 2016, 20:40 (Ref:3646428)   #25
Aysedasi
Ten-Tenths Hall of Fame
20KPINAL
 
Aysedasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
England
Lymington, New Forest, England
Posts: 29,549
Aysedasi is the undisputed Champion of the World!Aysedasi is the undisputed Champion of the World!Aysedasi is the undisputed Champion of the World!Aysedasi is the undisputed Champion of the World!Aysedasi is the undisputed Champion of the World!Aysedasi is the undisputed Champion of the World!Aysedasi is the undisputed Champion of the World!Aysedasi is the undisputed Champion of the World!Aysedasi is the undisputed Champion of the World!Aysedasi is the undisputed Champion of the World!Aysedasi is the undisputed Champion of the World!
I assume we'll be adding Baku to make it a quint in the future.........?
Aysedasi is offline  
__________________
264
Quote
Old 2 Jun 2016, 08:38 (Ref:3646508)   #26
bauble
Veteran
 
bauble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
England
Bedfordshire
Posts: 3,503
bauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
How about voting for the four worst Tilkedromes, plenty of controversy there.

Anyone who does not include Sochi is deluded.
bauble is offline  
__________________
When asking; "Is he joking?" Best assume yes!
Quote
Old 2 Jun 2016, 09:10 (Ref:3646515)   #27
TrapezeArtist
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
United Kingdom
England
Posts: 951
TrapezeArtist should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridTrapezeArtist should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridTrapezeArtist should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by bauble View Post
I understand that you can watch a quiz show on BBC called Pointless, I really must take a look sometime to find out where these 'records' come from.
They also have one called Pointless Celebrities. The most appropriately named show on television.

Last edited by TrapezeArtist; 2 Jun 2016 at 09:10. Reason: Typo
TrapezeArtist is offline  
__________________
The older I get, the faster I was.
Quote
Old 2 Jun 2016, 10:36 (Ref:3646530)   #28
John Turner
Race Official
Veteran
 
John Turner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
United Kingdom
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Posts: 12,857
John Turner is going for a new world record!John Turner is going for a new world record!John Turner is going for a new world record!John Turner is going for a new world record!John Turner is going for a new world record!John Turner is going for a new world record!John Turner is going for a new world record!John Turner is going for a new world record!
Yeah, as Adam says just a bit of fun by livery.

However, if I was to go for the F1 quad, it would be the old Spa, the old Monza, the old Nurburgring, and Rheims (or maybe the old Silverstone!!). I believe Suzuka is regarded as a bit special.

In sports cars much as I like the Le Mans 24 hours, I'd put the old Nurburgring 1000kms above it. In fact, I'm just old, but not as old as Bob.
John Turner is offline  
__________________
"It's pure joy. This was the perfect training for the WEC after a summer of not racing, even though the car is faster than LMP2." Nicolas Minassian after lapping at 123mph in the Group C Jaguar XJR-14, setting a new outright lap record for the historic GP circuit at Silverstone Classic in 2013!
Quote
Old 2 Jun 2016, 11:31 (Ref:3646542)   #29
wnut
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 6,158
wnut has a real shot at the podium!wnut has a real shot at the podium!wnut has a real shot at the podium!wnut has a real shot at the podium!wnut has a real shot at the podium!
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Turner View Post
Yeah, as Adam says just a bit of fun by livery.

However, if I was to go for the F1 quad, it would be the old Spa, the old Monza, the old Nurburgring, and Rheims (or maybe the old Silverstone!!). I believe Suzuka is regarded as a bit special.

In sports cars much as I like the Le Mans 24 hours, I'd put the old Nurburgring 1000kms above it. In fact, I'm just old, but not as old as Bob.
Go the old Fuji

wnut is offline  
Quote
Old 2 Jun 2016, 12:40 (Ref:3646556)   #30
bauble
Veteran
 
bauble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
England
Bedfordshire
Posts: 3,503
bauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famebauble will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Turner View Post
Yeah, as Adam says just a bit of fun by livery.

However, if I was to go for the F1 quad, it would be the old Spa, the old Monza, the old Nurburgring, and Rheims (or maybe the old Silverstone!!). I believe Suzuka is regarded as a bit special.

In sports cars much as I like the Le Mans 24 hours, I'd put the old Nurburgring 1000kms above it. In fact, I'm just old, but not as old
as Bob.
If you want to drag sports cars into the F1 thread John, then I would love to have the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Nurburgring 1000kms,Carrera Pan Americana and Le Mans on my CV.

Formula 1 has nothing to compare with that quintet.
bauble is offline  
__________________
When asking; "Is he joking?" Best assume yes!
Quote
Reply

Bookmarks




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FF1600 was great for club drivers, but then... MarkG Club Level Single Seaters 23 10 Jan 2010 19:42
Great F1 drivers with Facial Hair?? CleanTone Formula One 35 3 Oct 2004 17:44
Wouldn't it be great? F1 drivers in IROC racer10 Formula One 8 1 Aug 2002 23:20
On track...weakspots of great drivers? Gt_R Formula One 23 19 Jul 2002 17:36
What happened to these great drivers? Fiorentina 1 National & International Single Seaters 9 2 Sep 2000 12:55


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:48.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2016 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.