Have I missed something ?
I know some here disagree with Peter Windsor at times, but I thought he was still fairly well respected.
I'm not sure why you're asking the forum's "stance" ?
Have I missed something ?
I don't think that is a word I've ever seen in the same sentence as his name in this forum lol. I personally do think he spouts a ton of BS though; especially on the technical and driving fronts
Want to clarify, substantiate, give evidence for or give examples of why he doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to how drivers drive?raymondu999 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:44 amI don't think that is a word I've ever seen in the same sentence as his name in this forum lol. I personally do think he spouts a ton of BS though; especially on the technical and driving fronts
Well excuse me your Royal Highness for asking the questionraymondu999 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:44 amI don't think that is a word I've ever seen in the same sentence as his name in this forum lol. I personally do think he spouts a ton of BS though; especially on the technical and driving fronts
It's that he claims the same principles over and over again; short corners, smooth rates of input. Take an example of Driver A and Driver B being teammates in 2 separate years. If Driver A performs better than Driver B in Year 1, he says "Driver A drives much smoother than Driver B; and drives shorter corners. Driver B drives much more aggressively and has longer corners." Fast forward a year; if Driver B is driving better; he just transposes what he has said before. If you look back at his race reports that he used to do on his website; it was basically a story of how it was blatantly obvious to his eye that [winning driver] was driving short corners and smooth rates of input; and [p2 driver] was doing the 2nd best job of this short corner smooth input style.
Possibly true. A few real-life motorsports engineers contribute posts here as well though.I wouldn't generally use this forum as the best place to gain an insight into driving techniques and the like.
I'm well aware of the thread; I started it. In fact I started it to ask what people's opinions of him were; from a more technical standpoint so that whatever motorsports/tyre engineers were on this forum could shed some more light on the issue.I remember a few times there was a driving coach who is well respected in the F1 paddock and has worked with numerous top level drivers who was rubished here.
One does not need to have paddock experience to have any sort of opinion. Whether that opinion is worth anything or is utter trash; is another matter. You may think my opinion is complete rubbish and that's your prerogative. I won't hold it against you; I just ask that we have a rational discussion about it.
They are easy to understand. They are easy to watch. He's a good journalist; in that he communicates his analysis and opinions well. What is the subject of my contention is; are those any good? For example; in his race report of Spain 2011. Windsor says that McLaren doesn't have enough downforce to "maximise" the grip of the soft tyre; and on the harder tyre, "everyone is sliding anyway" - and hence downforce doesn't matter. Which as far as my limited physics knowledge goes - is the opposite. Need the downforce to hold down the more slippery harder tyres, vs needing less downforce to hold down an already grippy tyre.So I do enjoy some of his comments and videos, that while not being in depth, or technically superior, are very easy to understand and watch.
Thank you.But I will say you speak a lot of sense when it comes to some things.
except USF1I don't remember Windsor ever really putting a Team or Driver down unless they deserved it.
Maybe. Just because someone still has contacts doesn't mean what they say is factual.I honestly believe he still has contacts deeply involved in a few teams.