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Lap leader charts[edit]

During the GA review of 2015 Mexican Grand Prix, the reviewer Saskoiler suggested a caption to be added for the lap leader chart. I do not really consider this necessary and I also do not know if it is technically possible, so I wanted to get your thoughts on it. Zwerg Nase (talk) 12:42, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Maybe I'm missing something, why would we need a caption? The "Lap Leader" title I think makes it clear enough, we'd just be repeating that surely? CDRL102 (talk) 21:27, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

In case anyone's interested here's the 2015 GA progress box:

29 articles
B-Class article 2015 Formula One season
Good article 2015 Formula One season
Good article 2015 Australian Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Chinese Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Spanish Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Monaco Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Canadian Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Austrian Grand Prix
Good article 2015 British Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Belgian Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Italian Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Singapore Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Japanese Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Russian Grand Prix
Good article 2015 United States Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Mexican Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix
Good article 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Stub-Class article Ferrari SF15-T
Stub-Class article Force India VJM08
Stub-Class article Lotus E23 Hybrid
C-Class article Marussia MR03
Good article McLaren MP4-30
Failed good article nominee Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid
Stub-Class article Red Bull RB11
Stub-Class article Sauber C34
Stub-Class article Toro Rosso STR10
Stub-Class article Williams FW37


Tvx1 14:03, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

I nominated 2015 Formula One season for GA some time ago, but during its review some major concerns were raised. I'm not sure what to make of them, so if anyone wants to weigh in their opinion they can do so here. Tvx1 00:01, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

It has finally received GA status now. Only the car articles remain now. Tvx1 02:06, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

@Tvx1: Since I do not feel that we will get the car articles there, I nominated the reports for Good Topic yesterday under the name "2015 Formula One season reports". You can weight in here. Zwerg Nase (talk) 12:59, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Another IP to keep an eye on.[edit]

While we're still dealing with an IP disrupting historical articles on F1 cars, a new IP from Singapore has popped op up loading up the infoboxes of F1 Cars of the last two/three season with unnecessary detail. I'm also certain that the person behind the IP operates the users F1foreverf1 and F1W06. All three mainly edit articles on recent F1 cars (mostly Mercedes F1 cars) and on the terminals of Singapore's airport. I have also caught the IP and F1foreverf1 trying to game the system to elevate Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid to GA status.

Disruptive IP now has an account?[edit]

Heads up; these edits are remarkably similar to our long-term IP friend's efforts. A number of them are to pages IP has edited (etc.) previously and the new pages started bear the trademark grammar/punc/caps/tense errors. Eagleash (talk) 20:25, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

It's certainly the IP. The account has moved a Draft created by the IP into mainspace. It think it's time for a WP:SPI. I believe you still have a list of all the IP's used by our friend? Tvx1 20:30, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
I do. Not sure whether SPI will achieve anything. The fact that he (somehow) used/uses a different IP every time he edits in itself is probably not a ground for complaint. Having said that, I do not know how he did/does that. There can't possibly be that many internet cafes or libraries etc. in the areas involved. He is up to more than 120 different IPs as of yesterday. Eagleash (talk) 20:58, 19 May 2016 (UTC)
They simply use two dynamic IP ranges. That's why it changes frequently. The IP has gamed the system through creating a draft while logged off and then logging in and moving the draft to mainspace. That's the exact definition of "abusing multiple accounts" and is sufficient for a WP:SPI Tvx1 09:53, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
What he did was copy and paste the draft into mainspace, causing all sorts of history problems which have thankfully been sorted out and a message left on his TP appropriately. The draft existed before he created the account so it may be a stretch to suggest that he gamed by creating whilst logged off and then logged in deliberately to move it. I think he's savvy enough to realise it could be done that way (and to his advantage) but he has absolutely no concept of any guidelines whatsoever. However, if you wish to file SPI, I'm sure no-one here will object very much! Eagleash (talk) 11:27, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
Former IP boy has been extremely busy in the last few days. A lot of the re-directs and categories he had declined as an IP, he's now creating himself. Multiple sub-standard articles on non-notable cars also. Eagleash (talk) 07:04, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

And now apparently he's given up on Formula 1 and moved to the World Endurance Championship. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing is his latest creation from draftspace, along with Template:Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. Both of which apparently need to be completely separate from Chip Ganassi Racing and Template:Chip Ganassi Racing?

And, god no, Template:WikiProject WEC...? The359 (Talk) 05:16, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Today he re-visited an old 'battleground' by removing vast chunks from Frank Williams Racing Cars and attempting to create Wolf-Williams Racing for the umpteenth time. No discussion no edit summaries... Eagleash (talk) 20:45, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Just as an update: if there's a Wiki Indycar Project, they are about to discover what some of us here have been complaining about over the past year. Eagleash (talk) 15:37, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
Might be worth noting, his draft article on the Penske PC-27 is pure copyright violation, and much of his Rahal-Hogan RH-001 draft is copied and pasted from other Wikipedia articles. Might be worth checking to see if any of his Formula One work is also a copyright violation. The359 (Talk) 18:54, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
It has been often felt that his articles are copied from somewhere or other but it's not often been possible to be definite about it. His (blanked) TP contains several warnings about copy-vio and advice re WP:CWW. In fact he was extensively counselled by Diannaa after copy vios at Ensign N181 recently but he just blanked their advice and proceeded to create Draft:Tyrrell 007 most of which was deleted by Diannaa as copy-vio. About six months ago 5 out of 6 articles he created were deleted as copy vio. Eagleash (talk) 21:41, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
There is a WikiProject American Open Wheel Racing. Tvx1 22:19, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
Yep thanks. I subsequently found that. Eagleash (talk) 22:36, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
For some reason, several existing F1 car articles were gone through yesterday removing capital letters from nationalities.
@The359: In case you are not already aware of them there's also Draft:Penske PC-12 and Draft:Penske PC-15. Neither are likely to be 'all his own work'. Eagleash (talk) 10:15, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
If anyone here is also active at the open wheel project, it might be worth a 'heads-up' as the trademark sub-standard pages are multiplying. (See Draft:Coyne DC-1). Eagleash (talk) 14:32, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
Now we have F1 Paddock Pass, F1 Extra, F1 Countdown and Formula One on NBC all of which have been deemed to be part of the F1 project, so I'm noting them here just for information. There's also Template:Motorsports on NBC which doesn't seem to have a parent article. As an IP, he also attempted, yesterday, to re-create the BBC Formula One TV coverage page, over which he's edit-warred in the past (and again now). Eagleash (talk) 16:21, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Funny how Rowde simply invents the names of TV programs. I say merge and (possibly) redirect all to NBC Sports. Just like we did with the BBC article. Tvx1 20:11, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I think they exist. 359 has proposed mergers, though disc. still needs to be started (as of when last I looked). Eagleash (talk) 20:22, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

They have created Formula One on ABC as well. Tvx1 14:16, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
Yep we've got it. Merger proposed although disc not started as yet. Eagleash (talk) 14:26, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
Have given a long consideration to it, I've decided to nominate for deletion. Discussion is here. Tvx1 15:08, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Good Topic F1 2015[edit]

Hey everyone, just a quick reminder again: I nominated the 2015 season and race reports as a good topic. You can share your opinion here. Zwerg Nase (talk) 08:33, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Article nominated for deletion[edit]

Recently created article Belgian Grand Prix Runners-Up has been nominated for deletion. Interested editors are welcome to participate in the deletion discussion. DH85868993 (talk) 13:41, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

That user created the same article today after it was deleted not long ago. – Sabbatino (talk) 12:39, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Nominated for speedy deletion and redeleted. Tvx1 12:59, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Article nominated for deletion[edit]

1981 Formula One U.S Broadcasts, 1988 Formula One U.S Broadcasts and 1985 Formula One U.S Broadcasts were recently created and have been nominated for deletion. You can contribute to the deletion discussion here. Tvx1 14:20, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Help needed - GA community reassessment[edit]

Hey everyone! We need an uninvolved editor to decide wether to close the community reassessment of 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix, which is a GA. The involved editors feel that it should now be kept as a GA. Maybe one of you guys can step in? You can do so here. BlueMoonset has offered to help with the procedure if need be. Zwerg Nase (talk) 14:16, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

GPs naming conventions[edit]

I've noticed that some GPs use the demonym of that country (Italian, Belgian, Chinese, British, etc) and yet others like Singapore, United States or Monaco don't. Why the discrepancy?--DGT15 (talk) 18:03, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

That's how those races are officially called in F1 website, so I think that's why the names are different. – Sabbatino (talk) 18:32, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, they're the official race names. Prisonermonkeys (talk) 23:07, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

1994 Formula One season split proposal[edit]

An editor has suggested that sections of 1994 Formula One season be split out and merged as needed into the individual race articles. Interested editors are welcome to express their views at Talk:1994 Formula One season#Split proposal. DH85868993 (talk) 11:02, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

1952 French Grand Prix - winner's race time[edit]

Sources disagree regarding the winner's time for the 1952 French Grand Prix. There is a discussion in progress at Talk:1952 French Grand Prix#Winner's time. DH85868993 (talk) 12:02, 26 September 2016 (UTC)