User talk:DH85868993

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Flags in F1 infoboxes[edit]

I've been catching up on the discussion about flagicons in F1 drivers infoboxes. I'm still undecided on the issue, but I think the team templates is one area of the project that does suffer from an overuse of flags. Both from having a flagicon on the header for the template, and for each of the drivers. I didn't want to add yet another tangent to the discussion, as this isn't so much about what flag should be shown next too a driver/team, but rather if a flag is appropriate in that instance. I'm planning on asking the question on the project talk page, if there is ever a conclusion to the current discussion, but I wanted to get your thoughts. JohnMcButts (talk) 19:09, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi John. Sorry for the delay in replying. The driver flagicons in the team templates probably are unnecessary, but I don't have strong feelings about them. By all means raise the topic for discussion at WT:F1. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 09:17, 9 February 2015 (UTC)


Hello there, many thanks for your work on the Alexander Rossi page. I'm trying to update the lead stats as follows (official), would you be able to help?

From 185 Formula car starts, Alexander has: 39 wins, 68 podiums, 35 poles and current win percentage of 21.1%.

  • 2014 Marussia F1 Team Official Reserve Driver
  • 2014 Caterham F1 Official Reserve Driver
  • 2014 Caterham Racing GP2 Championship Race Driver - partial season
  • 2013 Caterham Racing GP2 Championship Race Driver - 8th Overall & Rookie of the Year
  • 2013 Caterham F1 Team Official Reserve Driver
  • 2012 Caterham F1 Team Official Test Driver
  • 2011 World Series by Renault - 3rd Overall and Rookie Champion
  • 2011 AirAsia Team Lotus Driver Development Program
  • 2011 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy
  • 2010 ART Grand Prix GP3 - 4th Overall Championship
  • 2009 BMW Sauber F1 Testing - F1 Superlicense Qualifications
  • 2009 GP2 Asia / Meritus Racing and Ocean Racing - 9th Overall, 3 Top 5 Finishes
  • 2009 International Formula Master Championship / ISR Racing - 4th Overall and Rookie Champion
  • 2008 Formula BMW World Champion, 1st Place
  • 2008 Formula BMW Americas 1st Champion, 10 wins
  • 2007 Formula BMW Americas 3rd Overall, 3 wins
  • 2006 Skip Barber National Series, 3rd Overall, 4 wins
  • 2006 Skip Barber Western Regional Series, 1st Champion

Many thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anagoodrum (talkcontribs) 20:22, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Anagoodrum. By convention we don't list a driver's "overall" stats (i.e. 185/39/68/35 in Rossi's case) in their infobox - the infobox has a section up the top detailing their stats in their current series, a list of previous series and championships won, plus separate sections for their stats in major series (e.g. Formula One, IRL, NASCAR, etc) in which they have participated. Reserve/Test roles or memberships of Academies/Development Programs aren't usually listed in the infobox. Do we know yet which series Rossi will be contesting in 2015? DH85868993 (talk) 21:01, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello DH85868993 many thanks for your reply and information. Would you be able to send me a quick email if possible - to discuss further? Kindest, Ana — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anagoodrum (talkcontribs) 19:44, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Ana. I'd rather not engage in an email conversation, but I'm happy to discuss further here on my talk page. DH85868993 (talk) 11:37, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid[edit]

Hi DH, Latest edit to above by eveready lim (again) does not seem encyclopedic and has several issues. Was going to take it straight out but think someone else should look at it first. (The edit also removed some content). Regards, Eagleash (talk) 14:11, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Update; never mind; I've taken it out now! Eagleash (talk) 15:31, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

PR Review – 2000 Belgian GP[edit]

Can I garner your interest in a peer review of the 2000 Belgian Grand Prix? I would like feedback on this Formula One event article so that it can get to FA standard and is part of my plan to bring the 2000 Formula One season to becoming a good topic status, if you have time and are interested. If not can you recommend a user who would help me? Z105space (Talk to me!) 17:34, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Z105space. Apologies for taking so long to reply. I'm afraid I'm not in a position to perform a decent peer review just right now (I've got some stuff going on in RL). But I see from Wikipedia:Peer_review#2000_Belgian_Grand_Prix that you've found a couple of suitable reviewers. Good luck with the article! Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 11:48, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
That is absolutely fine DH85868993. My apologies for the late reply. Z105space (talk) 15:39, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Infobox: racing car[edit]

Hi DH,

You were really helpful a few months ago when I asked after improving Template:Infobox racing car to accomodate non-F1 fields, so I was hoping that I could run another idea by you. I have been working on McLaren MP4-30 of late, trying to include details of the ERS system in the infobox, and while I have made it work for now, it's really quite wordy. Do you think that it would be worth adding a separate field for the ERS in the infobox? Prisonermonkeys (talk) 21:23, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi PM. Yes, I think it's definitely worth the addition of a separate field. It might be worth reviving this discussion at WP:MOTOR to try to arrive at a general solution which supports other car types, not just Formula One. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 21:34, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Great, thanks. I revived the discussion there. Also, I am trying to change the order of some of the results fields. The current system is races, wins, poles, fastest laps and podiums. But I think that it should read races, wins, podiums, poles and fastest laps. I have tried swapping everything about on the template page, but I cannot get it to appear the way that I want it to. Prisonermonkeys (talk) 03:14, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
(I think) I have fixed it. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 03:42, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, it all looks good to me. Thanks again. Prisonermonkeys (talk) 07:08, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
No worries. DH85868993 (talk) 07:09, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

2015 F1 car results[edit]

All of the tables that I added to the 2015 car articles that didn't already have them (which I think were all but Mercedes, McLaren, Marussia, and Ferrari) were all copied from the Mercedes results table and from there I just pasted the correct information in. In all cases, I left the blank color code in "in case" these teams ended up being 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at some point. I'm not table savvy, so if it's preferable that the code not exist at all if not needed, the rest still have them. Twirlypen (talk) 08:32, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

I should go through my contribution history a little more. Twirlypen (talk) 08:34, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Tyre compositions available to teams at F1 race[edit]

Hi there, would you like to update Formula One regulations about how choices are made about tyre types available at F1 races ? Would be interesting to the ordinary reader like me ! Rcbutcher (talk) 13:05, 9 April 2015 (UTC)[edit]

Thank you for the revisions of those changes. Do you know where we can get the IP blocked? Zwerg Nase (talk) 12:32, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

WP:AIV - add a new entry in the "User reported" section. DH85868993 (talk) 12:38, 18 April 2015 (UTC)


Sent by suggest bot to edit. Lacks infobox. Template:Infobox F1 team (former) or Template:Infobox F1 constructor (ditto)? Not a pukka works team IMO as basically the chassis was commissioned by and built for John Nicholson. Ta. Eagleash (talk) 19:37, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

I'd suggest Template:Infobox F1 constructor, given that the lead describes them as a "constructor" and the article includes {{Formula One constructors}}. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 11:19, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
Constructor it is. Thanks. Eagleash (talk) 12:44, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Supermodel International[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Supermodel International has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. • Gene93k (talk) 09:50, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Information source[edit]


Can you please help find the source for the overtaking data on this article:

Please respond on my e-mail:

Thank you in advance! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anonim1980 (talkcontribs) 17:01, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

I believe the information comes from (I have not emailed you). Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 21:25, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Re: ‎Tildes in edit summaries[edit]

No probs. Thanks for the heads up.HoldenV8 (talk) 01:50, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Aston Martin DP214[edit]

Hi DH, Thanks for your edit on Christian Heins page. I note that the Le Mans '63 page goes into some detail re the accident but that the DP214 doesn't seem to cover it. (Unless I've completely misread it - not impossible!) There it says that the McLaren/Ireland car retired with mech failure, during Ireland's stint. Presumably this mechanical problem caused the oil leak, and the car itself was not caught up in the resulting accident. If you look at the two articles one after the other at first sight it seems anomalous and I wonder if something should be included on the DP214 page? But I don't have any reference material. Regards, Eagleash (talk) 23:22, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi Eagleash. I copied the info about the accident from Christian Heins (which sources the information from here) into 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans. The loss of oil and the accident probably should be mentioned at Aston Martin DP214 - you could probably use the same source as a reference. DH85868993 (talk) 13:56, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I've pared it down a bit (probably not enough). Used the same ref. Thanks. Regards. Eagleash (talk) 14:55, 28 July 2015 (UTC)


It was more accurate the way it was. Yes ACCUS exists, but no-one in Europe or North America pays any attention to it. FIA is content to let NASCAR do its own thing, because they couldn't stop them if they tried. Yes there is a link, but it is tenuous to non-existant. --Falcadore (talk) 09:03, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

OK. Feel free to revert. DH85868993 (talk) 09:11, 2 August 2015 (UTC)