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by AlanBengio
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 829
Views: 19681

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Off topic but very much related to what I wrote above, and other discussions I had over other topics (like “Mercedes never declared we will leave F1 because I never read it exactly anywhere”). Many of you northern people rely too much on news as infallible oracle it seems. Many should use the brain ...
by AlanBengio
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 829
Views: 19681

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

[Say what? Deaths in Sweden from coronavirus over the past 4 months has hovered between zero and 2 a day. There's probably more people in Sweden dying slipping over in the shower. This kind of misses the point of why the world reacted the way it did. Lets also not forget that 6k people died in Swed...
by AlanBengio
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

People do not remember also that the very first GP win of Verstappen should actually have been a Ricciardo win - but the team did all what it could have done to ensure Verstappen was the winner. Consciously? Just pure luck? Who knows. Fact is that everything basically went downhill from that moment ...
by AlanBengio
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 829
Views: 19681

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

And Mog, we may all owe you an apology ("choke" ... :lol: ). The WHO Bulletin has just accepted a paper for publication from John Ioannidis which resets the Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) at 0.15% - 0.2%. The IFR% for influenza is around 0.1% so Covid19 is like a bad flu which disproportionately imp...
by AlanBengio
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 829
Views: 19681

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

And Mog, we may all owe you an apology ("choke" ... :lol: ). The WHO Bulletin has just accepted a paper for publication from John Ioannidis which resets the Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) at 0.15% - 0.2%. The IFR% for influenza is around 0.1% so Covid19 is like a bad flu which disproportionately imp...
by AlanBengio
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

Verstappen was not a red bull jnr? Aye pal.... How old do you want them to be he signed? Verstappen was 17 when he raced f1 and had gone though jnr formulas with RB. Should RB have signed him. At 5? Hey as a ferrari fan you should be greatful to RB, they basically train all your drivers. Sainz left...
by AlanBengio
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

Verstappen was not a red bull jnr? Aye pal.... How old do you want them to be he signed? Verstappen was 17 when he raced f1 and had gone though jnr formulas with RB. Should RB have signed him. At 5? Hey as a ferrari fan you should be greatful to RB, they basically train all your drivers. Sainz left...
by AlanBengio
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson
Replies: 229
Views: 2686

Re: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson

Any sport that doesn't actually require you to do physical stuff is not a real sport. End of story. Fact. Period. Full stop. Exclamation Mark. Do you really have no idea how physical it is. It exerts great physical pressure on the body, the driver does not actually do anything very physical. Kind o...
by AlanBengio
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

I'm not going to be critical of their driver programme. Which current f1 drivers went through red bull? Verstappen Ricciardo Sainz Kvyat Albon Gasly Vettel Am I missing anyone? That's a third of the grid that came through red bull. They are the single largest supplier. That being said, their proble...
by AlanBengio
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson
Replies: 229
Views: 2686

Re: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OBtKSGvVxw8 Alonso cracking nuts with his neck (actually having neck muscles like that could benefit rugby players as well - to improve safety) Edit - from an old interview with ex Toyota doctor Ceccarelli – and how fit a F1 driver is: “There is no other sport in the wo...
by AlanBengio
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

:proud: The thing Ferrari allegedly did last year - when they researched the way to go faster than Mercedes - may be ironically the last “Formula One thing” anyone had ever tried in the sport, to go faster than Mercedes But Ferrari is Formula One basically - and the others are there just to sell car...
by AlanBengio
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

Formula One being Formula One, I miss the times where evolution comes forme the species itself and was not brought by above to follow different purposes than “going faster than your opponents”. There was a time when Formula One teams, being the pinnacle of Motorsport, Always would come out with idea...
by AlanBengio
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 14762

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

Of all these buffoons in power around the globe today (Trump, Boris Johnson, Bolsonaro, Putin) I must say the only one I always saw wearing the mask in public before getting Covid was Putin (and he didn’t get in yet). Which says a lot about the bullies - at least it says Putin has some resemblance ...
by AlanBengio
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 14762

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

Of all these buffoons in power around the globe today (Trump, Boris Johnson, Bolsonaro, Putin) I must say the only one I always saw wearing the mask in public before getting Covid was Putin (and he didn’t get in yet). Which says a lot about the bullies - at least it says Putin has some resemblance o...
by AlanBengio
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17838
Views: 405835

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

You also have neglected to mention german unification. Cost them a few bob, but luckily for them PIG have payed for it. That's a very fair point :thumbup: I see may plusses to what has evolved, even if it has its challenges still and has had a price. A big plus will be getting us out of it as we wr...
by AlanBengio
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17838
Views: 405835

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Im sure you could find plenty that say it will be better than covid. Preceding membership we had the union luddites keeping the country at home. Post membership we had Maggie, who managed to sort out the frogs for a while. Maggie championed the Single Market and the expansion of the EU Don't you fi...
by AlanBengio
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

Albon is a joke of a driver, and Russell will struggle to get any third driver contract for Mercedes if he does not improve his game either.
Very disappointed the way he always handles races in the end
by AlanBengio
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17838
Views: 405835

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Boris is done.
The mere shadow of himself pre-Covid 19, is ready to be roasted by his party, as the tradition claims.
Before or after Christmas?

Edit - let me cancel this rant that it may be that not everyone concerned is still aware of that you never know
by AlanBengio
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

Ferrari to have a sudden and unexplained huge increase in straight line speed next year. Yep. The corruption goes on and on and on and....... It has more to do to the fact that Italy is one of the cradles of motorsport since the beginning of that, and you have many qualified people involved into it...
by AlanBengio
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/54259817 Domenicali to head F1 Ferrari to have a sudden and unexplained huge increase in straight line speed next year. Yep. The corruption goes on and on and on and....... It has more to do to the fact that Italy is one of the cradles of motorsport since the begi...
by AlanBengio
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/54259817 Domenicali to head F1 Ferrari to have a sudden and unexplained huge increase in straight line speed next year. Yep. The corruption goes on and on and on and....... It has more to do to the fact that Italy is one of the cradles of motorsport since the begi...
by AlanBengio
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/54259817 Domenicali to head F1 Ferrari to have a sudden and unexplained huge increase in straight line speed next year. Yep. The corruption goes on and on and on and....... It has more to do to the fact that Italy is one of the cradles of motorsport since the begi...
by AlanBengio
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/54259817 Domenicali to head F1 Ferrari to have a sudden and unexplained huge increase in straight line speed next year. Yep. The corruption goes on and on and on and....... It has more to do to the fact that Italy is one of the cradles of motorsport since the begi...
by AlanBengio
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

by AlanBengio
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 829
Views: 19681

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

The site Worldometer related to Coronavirus cases still report for Sweden the same numbers of infection it reported the 2 Sep 2020 (more than two weeks ago). I may be wrong but if that is the case, it is more related to Sweden (which btw has anyway a bigger infection rate than Italy) not reporting n...
by AlanBengio
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17838
Views: 405835

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

merry! wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:21 am brexit's already happened...and 4 more years of the don coming up. :smug:

deal with it.
WTF does it means?
Now you want all to believe you voted Brexit because with paranormal superpower (only available to Brexiters) you knew Trump was gonna stay so that was better for UK to leave EU?
by AlanBengio
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Life on Venus (possibly)
Replies: 54
Views: 1679

Re: Life on Venus (possibly)

I always thought, with no scientific basis, that Venus is Earth as it used to be, Earth is Earth as it currently is, and Mars is Earth as it will be in the future (ie impling that all three planets did experience / will experience life of some sort at a certain point)
by AlanBengio
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

Williams 11th again. :x These last couple of races were probably their best chance of not finishing with zero points. :frown: Russel Is quick on a single lap maybe, but is always underperforming in the race; and it seems he is pretty keen on performing bad starts where he loses positions. I would s...
by AlanBengio
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

So bad Verstappen, Sainz etc were out of the race at the very firs stages... having proved the fast turn plus straight generate enough speed for DRS - that would have been a massive race with them on.
Bottas is just too shy to shine
by AlanBengio
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

Car is a wreck - broke in the middle but the cockpit resisted very well
by AlanBengio
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

Maybe the instinct of F1 drivers nowadays is “never decelerate” - as there is always off track space where to go.
Unfortunately that is not the case here
by AlanBengio
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

Not even started - six cars already out A bit too challenging this track maybe for these drivers, used to race in circuits where you have asphalt everywhere and chicanes before the main straight The Italian driver got it horribly wrong on the restart. But I think he saw the car in front of him acce...
by AlanBengio
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

Not even started - six cars already out
A bit too challenging this track maybe for these drivers, used to race in circuits where you have asphalt everywhere and chicanes before the main straight
by AlanBengio
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

What an incredible circuit this Mugello is, and how it is F1 never races on such circuits! Shit track. Nice to drive in isolation probably but overtaking will be harder than most especially with only one DRS zone. They are coming from a very quick corner - at a very high speed. I bet DRS will be ve...
by AlanBengio
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

What an incredible circuit this Mugello is, and how it is F1 never races on such circuits!
by AlanBengio
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17838
Views: 405835

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

UK like the Chinese
Who would have ever imagined that just two months ago.
But Brexit never ceases to deliver the worst, it seems
by AlanBengio
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

I stand on what I said - even in relation to those two reports. Then you can believe differently. But that is your problem and if that is enough for you to win arguments we’ll that is ok Usually understanding the meanings of things and take subsequent actions - in the scope of the meaining of thing...
by AlanBengio
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12020
Views: 568082

Re: F1 Thread

I stand on what I said - even in relation to those two reports. Then you can believe differently. But that is your problem and if that is enough for you to win arguments we’ll that is ok Usually understanding the meanings of things and take subsequent actions - in the scope of the meaining of things...