October 22, 2014, 04:25:36 AM

Author Topic: Your favourite motorsports events  (Read 17578 times)

Roo

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 259
    • View Profile
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #135 on: August 23, 2014, 02:21:29 AM »
Someone please go to Spa this weekend so I can drool over pics of F1 cars running flat-out through Eau Rouge ;D

+1!!
5Diii, 60D, Canon 24-105L, Canon 70-200 2.8L is II, Samyang 14 2.8, Tamron 17-50 2.8 vcd, Tamron 90 macro, Tamron 150-600

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #135 on: August 23, 2014, 02:21:29 AM »

V8Beast

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1020
    • View Profile
    • Stephen Kim Automotive Photography
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #136 on: August 23, 2014, 01:44:42 PM »
What do you think about this Ricciardo fella? The way he's been sticking it to to Vettel, he just might be my new favorite driver. As an American F1 fan, I found his reason for picking #3 to be quite endearing as well. It's not like there's an American to root for, because Rossi doesn't really count ;D

TheJock

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 147
  • Learning one day at a time...thanks to CR :)
    • View Profile
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #137 on: August 24, 2014, 05:11:29 AM »
I think he’s done a fantastic job, and talk about value for money!!!!!  $547,000 is what he cost Red Bull for the season, compared to Vettels  $22 million I think he’s the steal of the century!
However, the idea that Mr Vettel will be sporting McLaren colours next year with that new Honda power unit has my knees knocking in anticipation!!!
70D - 100-400L - 24-105L - 50 f1.8 II - 100 f2.8 USM Macro - Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 - Sigma 610 ST.
Next on the hit list -  2xTCIII + 2x 430 EX-II
My Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/126853167@N07/

Roo

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 259
    • View Profile
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #138 on: August 24, 2014, 05:36:25 AM »
What do you think about this Ricciardo fella? The way he's been sticking it to to Vettel, he just might be my new favorite driver. As an American F1 fan, I found his reason for picking #3 to be quite endearing as well. It's not like there's an American to root for, because Rossi doesn't really count ;D

When he first got into F1 I thought he could be good because an average driver won't get through the Red Bull development program.  His young driver test in Abu Dhabi kinda proved that.  However I was expecting better results from him at Toro Rosso and he only just seemed to be holding his own against JEV.  This year has been a bit of a revelation and , regardless of low expectations, he has been the performer of the year and is definitely giving RB value for money.
http://www.news.com.au/sport/motorsport/sebastian-vettels-f1-salary-29-times-more-than-daniel-ricciardo-report/story-fnec578q-1227023032812



Funnily enough, a friend here, whose son raced against Courtney, Whincup and Winterbottom, thought Ricciardo was just a glorified pay driver when he started but has now changed his tune.   
« Last Edit: August 24, 2014, 05:38:08 AM by Roo »
5Diii, 60D, Canon 24-105L, Canon 70-200 2.8L is II, Samyang 14 2.8, Tamron 17-50 2.8 vcd, Tamron 90 macro, Tamron 150-600

V8Beast

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1020
    • View Profile
    • Stephen Kim Automotive Photography
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #139 on: August 24, 2014, 05:49:21 PM »
What a race for Ricciardo and Red Bull today. I honestly didn't pay much attention to Ricciardo before this season, but his poise, confidence, and determination have been phenomenal. Most shocking is how badly he's out-performed his four-time World Champ teammate. His battle with Alonso at Hockenheim was epic to say the least! I'm really impressed by the way he carries himself on and off the track.

The prospect of Vettel driving for McLaren is intriguing, especially now that Newey will be stepping down at Red Bull. Honda has a LOT invested in returning to F1, and they're definitely going to demand a driver lineup better than the current Magnusen/Button tandem.

jimijay

  • SX60 HS
  • **
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #140 on: August 27, 2014, 06:14:32 AM »
My favorite motorsport event is Formula One


TheJock

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 147
  • Learning one day at a time...thanks to CR :)
    • View Profile
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #141 on: August 31, 2014, 04:13:51 AM »
My favorite motorsport event is Formula One



WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, Ralph Schumacher takes off!!!!!
It looks so dramatic, great photo jimijay
70D - 100-400L - 24-105L - 50 f1.8 II - 100 f2.8 USM Macro - Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 - Sigma 610 ST.
Next on the hit list -  2xTCIII + 2x 430 EX-II
My Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/126853167@N07/

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #141 on: August 31, 2014, 04:13:51 AM »

Northstar

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1484
    • View Profile
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #142 on: September 16, 2014, 04:24:53 AM »
My favorite motorsport event is Formula One



Wow, quite an interesting photo!  Hope he was ok?
Sport Shooter

1dX and 5d3... 24-70 2.8ii, 70-200 2.8ii, 1.4xiii and 2xiii, 85, 40mm, 300 2.8L IS....430ex

Roo

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 259
    • View Profile
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #143 on: September 17, 2014, 09:50:56 AM »
My favorite motorsport event is Formula One



Wow, quite an interesting photo!  Hope he was ok?

Ralf Schumacher was fine after that spectacular crash in Melbourne.  Martin Brundle's accident in 1996 stood out for a number of reasons.  It was the first Australian Grand Prix in held Melbourne for World Championship points but it was also the first test of the new safety measures introduced after Senna's crash.  There was nothing left of the car but Brundle walked (ran) away bruise free and was able to restart in the spare car.



If you haven't seen it look for a documentary from 2013 called 1.  It covers the 60s through to the 80s when F1 had some of it's most charismatic drivers but the sport was at it deadliest.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2014, 09:57:24 AM by Roo »
5Diii, 60D, Canon 24-105L, Canon 70-200 2.8L is II, Samyang 14 2.8, Tamron 17-50 2.8 vcd, Tamron 90 macro, Tamron 150-600

nonac

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 193
    • View Profile
    • Marty Beck Photography
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #144 on: September 30, 2014, 11:26:52 PM »
NHRA, St Louis, MO, Sept 26, 2014. 8000 hp, fire and heat!
5d Mark III, 24mm f/1.4L II, 24-105 f/4L IS, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 100 f/2.8L IS macro, 135 f/2L, 3x 600EX-RT, ST-E3-RT, EF 1.4x III

munkiboy

  • SX60 HS
  • **
  • Posts: 4
    • View Profile
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #145 on: October 06, 2014, 09:30:29 PM »




Petit Le Mans @ road atlanta

Click

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3230
    • View Profile
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #146 on: October 06, 2014, 09:32:09 PM »
My favorite motorsport event is Formula One

WOW. Great shot.

V8Beast

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1020
    • View Profile
    • Stephen Kim Automotive Photography
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #147 on: October 07, 2014, 09:38:55 PM »
Let's talk more F1. With the unofficial signing of Vettel, the Scuderia continues to disappoint me! WTF? Alonso has two years left on his contract, and is the best driver not named Hamilton. Vettel, on the other hand, has been outperformed by his far less experienced teammate all season.

I understand the move from Vettel's perspective. He's still only 27, he's already won four championships, the Renault engine package is $hit, Newey is taking a less active role in future car development, his younger teammate is making him look bad, and the allure of driving for Ferrari is undeniable.

From Ferrari's perspective, I do not see the appeal of dumping Alonso in favor of Vettel. All Vettel has on Alonso is youth at the expense of far less talent. The Ferrari chassis/engine package is absolute $hit. Kimi can barely make it into Q3 qualifying with the car, and he's by no means a slow driver!

The real winner in all this is McLaren. Fernando better hope McLaren gets its act together, or he could be the most talented driver to only win two championships in his career.   

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #147 on: October 07, 2014, 09:38:55 PM »

Roo

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 259
    • View Profile
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #148 on: October 08, 2014, 03:06:52 AM »
Let's talk more F1. With the unofficial signing of Vettel, the Scuderia continues to disappoint me! WTF? Alonso has two years left on his contract, and is the best driver not named Hamilton. Vettel, on the other hand, has been outperformed by his far less experienced teammate all season.

I understand the move from Vettel's perspective. He's still only 27, he's already won four championships, the Renault engine package is $hit, Newey is taking a less active role in future car development, his younger teammate is making him look bad, and the allure of driving for Ferrari is undeniable.

From Ferrari's perspective, I do not see the appeal of dumping Alonso in favor of Vettel. All Vettel has on Alonso is youth at the expense of far less talent. The Ferrari chassis/engine package is absolute $hit. Kimi can barely make it into Q3 qualifying with the car, and he's by no means a slow driver!

The real winner in all this is McLaren. Fernando better hope McLaren gets its act together, or he could be the most talented driver to only win two championships in his career.

I think you've nailed about 90% of it.  If reports are correct then Alonso hasn't signed with McLaren but directly with Honda.   Ron Dennis confirmed on the weekend that no drivers had yet been signed by McLaren for next year.  That creates a very interesting scenario going forward.  Does the Honda contract with McLaren allow them to land their own driver within the team?  If it doesn't then does Ron want Alonso driving for him next year?  There was some talk at the weekend of Alonso taking a 'sabbatical' next year. Honda has an exclusive contract to supply engines to McLaren next year and logic would say that Alonso will drive there but if things go pear shaped they could take their engines and driver where they like in 2016.
5Diii, 60D, Canon 24-105L, Canon 70-200 2.8L is II, Samyang 14 2.8, Tamron 17-50 2.8 vcd, Tamron 90 macro, Tamron 150-600

V8Beast

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1020
    • View Profile
    • Stephen Kim Automotive Photography
Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #149 on: October 08, 2014, 05:56:30 PM »
It would be truly dumbfounding if Alonso, arguably the best driver in the field, is forced to take a year sabbatical due to the McLaren/Honda political mess. Only in F1 ;D!

Of course, if that happened Alonso would only have himself to blame since he cost McLaren $100 million. I know Ron Dennis has a big ego, but I don't think anyone could blame him for holding a grudge. 

As for the Scuderia, I sometimes wonder why I'm still a Ferrari fan. Since 2006 they have:

1) Ousted Schumacher for Raikkonen
2) Ousted Raikkonen for Alonso
3) Brought Raikkonen back after buying out his contract for him to leave the first time
4) Ousted Alonso for Vettel
5) Fired its Technical Director
6) Fired its President
7) Brought back Rory Byrne

That's a lot of big-name drivers going in and out the door with only one championship to show for it. I propose bringing Ross Brawn back to Maranello ;D
« Last Edit: October 08, 2014, 06:02:13 PM by V8Beast »

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #149 on: October 08, 2014, 05:56:30 PM »