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by dinizintheoven
20 Sep 2022, 16:58
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Ponderbox
Replies: 5015
Views: 684493

Re: Ponderbox

And now, from the pages of motorsport.com (and probably Autosport as well): Montoya, Fittipaldi among F3 Jerez post-season test line-up Sebastian Montoya and Emerson Fittipaldi Jr are among those confirmed to take part in the FIA Formula 3 post-season test at Jerez. So far, so good. I'd assumed - ri...
by dinizintheoven
17 Sep 2022, 21:28
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Ponderbox
Replies: 5015
Views: 684493

Re: Ponderbox

After Nyck de Vries' heroics in Italy, I'm seeing a lot of videos on That Red Site, You Know The One I Mean, dunking on Nicholas Latifi. We know he's not really up to the challenge of F1, and his career at this level will be done and dusted come the end of this year - maybe earlier, as there are cal...
by dinizintheoven
12 Sep 2022, 00:23
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Italy 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Italy 2022

I nominate the legend of two wheels and sort-of-legend of Reject-tastic four wheels and Monza flag-waver Giacomo Agostini , for being Giacomo Agostini. Though I'm quite grateful that, despite the hatchet job that Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes have been doing on F1 for most of the years beginning wi...
by dinizintheoven
12 Sep 2022, 00:16
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Who will be the next NEW F1 world champion?
Replies: 215
Views: 61177

Re: Who will be the next NEW F1 world champion?

Allow me to put a dampener on the situation here. Leclerc won't ever be World Champion. Neither will Sainz, Russell, Norris, Pérez, Gasly, Ocon, Schumi junior, Albon, de Vries, Stroll, Latifi, Mazepin, Mazepin's Ukrainian cousin, Clarkson, Hammond, May, The Stig, Don Pentecost, or any other obvious ...
by dinizintheoven
11 Sep 2022, 23:59
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Italy 2022
Replies: 33
Views: 818

Re: Reject of the Race - Italy 2022

I'm going to nominate anyone who forgot that Nyck de Vries isn't the first driver to have gone from Formula E to Formula 1 . That honour goes to another supersub, for when Sébastien Buemi was required to not drive around the streets of Brooklyn at the behest of his WEC employers, and was replaced wi...
by dinizintheoven
13 Aug 2022, 18:22
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: RCR Stories - The Life and Death of Saab
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: RCR Stories - The Life and Death of Saab

Incidentally, if anyone else (not just Mr Grrrrrjjjjjn) is looking for any more RCR Car Stories, or at least the longer-form versions, here's a list of as many of them as I can find: The (Ford) Edsel: A Brief History (23 January 2017, 23:47) History of the Chrysler / Mercedes merger (13 March 2017, ...
by dinizintheoven
09 Aug 2022, 23:28
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: RCR Stories - The Life and Death of Saab
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: RCR Stories - The Life and Death of Saab

It's even more of an outsider here, because Saab - as far as I can see - spent so little time in motorsport; Erik Carlsson and Greta Molander's exploits in rallying in the 1960s were about as far as it went. Unless anyone knows of Saab entering, say, the Swedish Touring Car Championship in the 1980s...
by dinizintheoven
07 Aug 2022, 19:37
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: RCR Stories - The Life and Death of Saab
Replies: 5
Views: 224

RCR Stories - The Life and Death of Saab

Previously, on the "Deaths of notable people in the automotive industry who weren't involved in F1 let alone Rejectdom" thread, I've directed your attention to one of Regular Car Reviews' previous RCR Stories - the life and works of Lee Iacocca. Regular RCR videos usually involve Brian - &...
by dinizintheoven
03 Aug 2022, 19:56
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2023 Silly Season
Replies: 48
Views: 1666

Re: 2023 Silly Season

As long as Oscar Piastri is in F1 next year, somewhere, racing alongside Fernando Alonso, we'll have one of F1's quirrrrrks and featurrrrrres that has never happened before. The generously-eyebrowed former champ made his F1 debut a month before Oscar Piastri was born. Even with Jaime Alguersuari (bo...
by dinizintheoven
02 Aug 2022, 15:48
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Ponderbox
Replies: 5015
Views: 684493

Re: Ponderbox

More interesting observations on the hair front: 48-year-old Vernon Kay and 49-year-old Dario Franchitti are also doing very well. Maybe one or both of them are more than familiar with Just For Men or Grecian 2000, and Mark Webber may be as well - but the hairline is intact. See, there's hope for ev...
by dinizintheoven
02 Aug 2022, 08:45
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 14193

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

And a blue Ferrari? The 1964 US and Mexican Grands Prix called. They asked if you had heard of the North American Racing Team? ...which is exactly what I was thinking of... ...initially, then switched to a Ferrari in early 1990s Ligier Bleu de France. That'd put a few noses even more out of joint t...
by dinizintheoven
01 Aug 2022, 08:45
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 14193

Re: 2022 Discussion Thread

Today's F1 news is brought to you by the letters W, T and F. Meanwhile, over the summer break, Ferrari announces its intention to race in blue next year, Sebastian Vettel enlists in the Russian army, Tony Fernandes buys Mercedes and rebrands it as Fondmetal Team Brackley, the South African Grand Pr...
by dinizintheoven
13 Jul 2022, 19:58
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Ponderbox
Replies: 5015
Views: 684493

Re: Ponderbox

I'm getting a bit of grey here and there, which is only to be expected. This is also a curse that Mark Webber appears to have escaped.

So either he's found the Fountain of Youth, or a sponsorship from Grecian 2000.
by dinizintheoven
10 Jul 2022, 21:09
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Ponderbox
Replies: 5015
Views: 684493

Re: Ponderbox

5000th post on this thread! Just give me the champagne now. It struck me over last weekend's British Grand Prix: after however many years of Channel 4's relentless thrusting of Billy Monger in front of the camera, I've noticed that, aged a mere 23 years old, he is thinning on top rapidly. He's combi...
by dinizintheoven
12 Dec 2021, 17:15
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 384
Views: 47333

Re: 2021 Discussion Thread

Throughout this season, I've had plenty of opinions that I have kept to myself just because they would get me banned from this forum permanently - so long, thanks for the AGS articles, now never again befoul this place with your presence. And it's not that I'm in fundamental disagreement with the ki...
by dinizintheoven
12 Dec 2021, 16:56
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Abby Dabby 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 2497

Re: Reject of the Race - Abby Dabby 2021

The Formula One Season of 2021 - unbelievable, I thought Formula E's annus horribilis was the lowest motorsport would sink to this year. I was wrong. This sport, man ... just, this sport, man. And yet, you'll keep watching, for the same reason we all keep watching: Stockholm syndrome. There can't b...
by dinizintheoven
12 Dec 2021, 16:50
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: IIDOTR - Abby Dabby 2021 (POLL)
Replies: 23
Views: 1665

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Abby Dabby 20

I want to award IIDOTR to the roast chestnuts that accompanied my viewing of a live race for the first time since the summer .. But as they're not likely to win, seeing as everyone else here missed out on their starchy deliciousness, the two obvious candidates are: Yuki: unrejectification? I didn't ...
by dinizintheoven
06 Dec 2021, 11:26
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Good news everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Good news everyone!

dr-baker wrote:And to be honest, I wasn't expecting the thread to go in this direction, that wasn't the plan. Honest guv'nor!

And now you've turned into Major Misunderstanding.
by dinizintheoven
06 Dec 2021, 11:25
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: IIDOTR - Saudi Arabia 2021 (POLL)
Replies: 16
Views: 1293

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Saudi Arabia

I'm going to give it to Channel 4 - or, rather whoever is in charge of deciding what adverts Channel 4 show in their breaks. During qualifying we had an advert for Johnnie Walker whisky. And better still, during the race, there was an advert for Jura whisky - i.e. whisky which I would actually want ...
by dinizintheoven
06 Dec 2021, 11:21
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Saudi Arabia 2021 (POLL)
Replies: 32
Views: 2229

Re: Reject of the Race - Saudi Arabia 2021

Anyone who's made the correct interpretation of my thoughts (and for the correct reason) on the Formula E thread over the last two seasons - or is it three? - already knows what my Reject Of The Race is.
by dinizintheoven
04 Dec 2021, 21:54
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Good news everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Good news everyone!

I heard Viz TV had the rights to it, and Finbarr Saunders will be the lead commentator.
by dinizintheoven
01 Dec 2021, 13:16
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Good news everyone!
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Good news everyone!

There's a bright bit of news in an otherwise consistently blackpilling decade.

Keep it polished, Norberto!
by dinizintheoven
30 Nov 2021, 18:35
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: The Junior Series Thread
Replies: 1936
Views: 467093

Re: The Junior Series Thread

He'll do better than Ma Qing Hua ever did. Not that that's aiming high...
by dinizintheoven
29 Nov 2021, 19:11
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 21
Views: 1432

Re: 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

Ugh, let's get this over with. So I'm not the only one with season fatigue, then. And it kicked in a lot earlier than this week. And to think there was once a time where I'd have handed Sky everything they wanted in order to watch the races live, if that's what it finally came to. And yet, here I a...
by dinizintheoven
28 Nov 2021, 15:51
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Sir Frank Williams 1942-2021
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Sir Frank Williams 1942-2021

2021 is steadily ripping away people who have had a significant impact on the 42 years of my life. First, "Honorary Sir" Murray Walker. Then, Sir Clive Sinclair. And now, another big one. The day we all knew was going to come, has come. Is there anyone here who needs this explaining any fu...
by dinizintheoven
21 Nov 2021, 21:41
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: Non-F1 deaths in the automotive world
Replies: 11
Views: 3350

Re: Non-F1 deaths in the automotive world

And just because I thought it was necessary given the other two similar posts: DEATH #3 OF 3 FOR LATE NOVEMBER 2021, for the EVDP forum: Tony Dron , died 16 November 2021, aged 75. Tony Dron wasn't involved in F1, or in single seaters, because he was too tall at 6'5" (just ask Matt Neal for con...
by dinizintheoven
21 Nov 2021, 21:35
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Bob Bondurant 1933-2021
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Bob Bondurant 1933-2021

Continuing where I left off on the JDD forum... DEATH #2 OF 3 FOR LATE NOVEMBER 2021, for the Paul Stoddart forum: Bob Bondurant , died 12 November 2021, aged 88. Here's someone who wasn't a Reject, "by the beerest of marguns" as they say in New Zealand. His F1 career from 1965-66 reads: n...
by dinizintheoven
21 Nov 2021, 21:25
Forum: The Jean-Denis Deletraz Memorial Forum
Topic: Mike Harris 1939-2021
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Mike Harris 1939-2021

Yet again it is left to me to report the names from F1 dropping off the face of the planet, in my increasingly rare visits... it'll be me one day, and then where will you be? DEATH #1 OF 3 FOR LATE NOVEMBER 2021, for the JDD forum: Mike Harris , died 8 November 2021, aged 82. He was one of those Sou...
by dinizintheoven
16 Nov 2021, 15:13
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Ponderbox
Replies: 5015
Views: 684493

Re: Ponderbox

Has any F1 team signed any race driver due to money based on their own announcement? And if so, who is the most recent one? If any did, it was the Rejectissimi of the late 20th Century. These days, all you'll get is an obfuscated statement along these lines: Guanyu Zhou will be a fine driver and th...
by dinizintheoven
08 Oct 2021, 11:47
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: Teammate Collision – Episode #0: 2012 Reappraisal
Replies: 4
Views: 3463

Re: Teammate Collision – Episode #0: 2012 Reappraisal

By the way, you're not in the Scottish Highlands? Or it does involve a swim to a neighbouring island? It would have done 350-odd years ago... or I might have built a raft. Then again, 350-odd years ago, there were no cash machines. I now have an official distance to match the time: 6.6 miles, or tw...
by dinizintheoven
06 Oct 2021, 19:24
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: Teammate Collision – Episode #0: 2012 Reappraisal
Replies: 4
Views: 3463

Re: Teammate Collision – Episode #0: 2012 Reappraisal

This would be perfect for the next time I have to visit a cash machine without the aid of motorised transport.

The nearest one to me that works and doesn't charge is two hours' walk away.
by dinizintheoven
02 Oct 2021, 07:39
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: Driver Profile: Justin Wilson
Replies: 5
Views: 4722

Re: Driver Profile: Justin Wilson

I was waiting for this post so that I could see if it was going to be derived from the work that giraurd had already done. Glad to see it is.

I will read it when Part 2 is posted, so I can get the whole story in one sitting.
by dinizintheoven
25 Sep 2021, 18:15
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 384
Views: 47333

Re: 2021 Discussion Thread - Styrian GP discussion!

McLaren, Ferrari and Williams in the top three? It's like being in the 1990s again.

All we need is Alpine to rename themselves back to Benetton...
by dinizintheoven
23 Sep 2021, 20:36
Forum: The Jean-Denis Deletraz Memorial Forum
Topic: Nino Vaccarella 1933-2021
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Nino Vaccarella 1933-2021

Another Reject from days long before most, if not all of us were alive has been swept away by the Grim Reaper... albeit at the grand old age of 88, unlike far too many of his contemporaries. Nino Vaccarella competed in five World Championship races from 1961-63, in five different chassis with five d...
by dinizintheoven
16 Sep 2021, 09:41
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: The Jacques Villeneuve Music Thread
Replies: 1232
Views: 236423

Re: The Jacques Villeneuve Music Thread

Heh! It even mentions Phantom Of The Opera being used on the Lucozade advert. That, though I didn't know it at the time, was my first ever contact with Iron Maiden, and I finally discovered that when I bought Live After Death at the end of 1994. It was the double-tape version, which has Phantom... a...
by dinizintheoven
13 Sep 2021, 09:07
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: The _TCC Series Thread
Replies: 1632
Views: 340770

Re: The _TCC Series Thread

Good news everybody! Andy Neate has been replaced by Jessica Hawkins for the next round of the BTCC! Looking back up at this post and remembering how much flak Andy Neate has taken over the 41 pages of this thread, I thought I'd take a look at his results. 135 BTCC starts, best result 6th, twice. I...
by dinizintheoven
12 Sep 2021, 19:57
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: IIDOTR - Italy 2021 (POLL)
Replies: 24
Views: 4783

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Italy 2021

Seeing as this is a slam-dunk that even Michael Jordan in his prime would have to admire, my nomination will be: The Pauli Exclusion Principle - because, without it, and Lewis and Max being able to occupy the same space at the same time, they'd have eventually streaked off into the distance, unharme...
by dinizintheoven
08 Sep 2021, 23:19
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2021/2022 Silly Season thread
Replies: 39
Views: 6217

Re: 2021/2022 Silly Season thread

Someone somewhere - and it may have been the motorsport.com comments section - suggested that the reason Mick Schumacher has been bellyaching so much at Haas and his not-Russian-honest teammate is that his manager (is that still Willi Weber?) is trying to get him out of Haas and into Alfa Romeo. Thi...
by dinizintheoven
08 Sep 2021, 23:06
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: Batchelor's Shot at Brilliance
Replies: 7
Views: 3186

Re: Batchelor's Shot at Brilliance

Well, there's one I didn't know. I do remember "John B&Q" in the BTCC standings - usually not doing very well, I remember the Brilliance BS6 and the abortive attempt to sell it in Europe (Auto Express was really trumpeting its imminent arrival) right up to the point where its crash tes...
by dinizintheoven
07 Sep 2021, 20:59
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: The Jacques Villeneuve Music Thread
Replies: 1232
Views: 236423

Re: The Jacques Villeneuve Music Thread

That's the first I'd heard of that. He might have done all right - and it'd have been yet another odd twist in the tale if (Paul) Bruce Dickinson had been replaced by the singer of the band that had Bruce (John) Dickinson on guitar... Incidentally, a similar story can be seen across the Atlantic in ...