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by sandman1347
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99125

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Vettel shouldn't be coming across the track onto a bit of it that's already occupied by Leclerc. So if we take this back to Canada then will you say Hamilton was going into a space already occupied by Vettel? No, that was yet another case of Vettel clumsily moving across the track (and after runnin...
by sandman1347
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 30329

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

So it appears Leclerc turned into Vettel after he was almost past him. http://www.kepfeltoltes.eu/images/2019/11/18/678Screenshot_2019_11_18_.jpg I've just flagged this up myself, since Austria Leclerc's driving has become somewhat reckless to say the least. He's like Felipe Massa used to be. He is...
by sandman1347
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which 2 drivers do you want to see fight for the 2020 WDC?
Replies: 57
Views: 6114

Re: Which 2 drivers do you want to see fight for the 2020 WD

Hamilton Vs Verstappen would be the best battle. It's also one that has a best before date that is fast approaching. You expect only decline henceforth from Ham-man? I think give it a few years and if Verstappen and Hamilton clash we won't know for sure if Verstappen is facing prime Hamilton. A bit...
by sandman1347
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48456

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Not precisely sure how unpopular this one will be, but... Vettel should have had a race ban by now, and the only reason he hasn't is that the FIA is reluctant to give him penalty points for fear of just that outcome. I didn't think that "no action" was the appropriate decision for the Vettel-Lecler...
by sandman1347
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The future of Sebastian Vettel
Replies: 43
Views: 5913

Re: The future of Sebastian Vettel

The better topic is the future of Ferrari. At what point do they decide to move on from Vettel as an organization? They cut ties with Alonso without him ever having to go into this kind of extended period of questionable form. I think Leclerc is the new golden boy (he and Max that is). It makes sens...
by sandman1347
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 30329

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

I'm not defending the SC decisions, but it seems that as soon as a tractor is needed on track, the SC is deployed. Probably a change in protocol to prevent a repeat of Bianchi. Yeah I considered that too but I wonder why they didn't just leave the car there rather than disrupting the race the way t...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 30329

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

poker - I agree 100% about the safety car. That was just stupid and it would be a much bigger deal if not for the fact that the titles are already decided.
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 30329

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

You are discussing the entire grid. But I am not permitted to do so? You said Vettel has spatial awareness issues - as compared to whom? Himself? My point is that it is not spatial awareness, it is not anticipating certain driving behavior from others. I think it's unreasonable to see this as a res...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Brazil
Replies: 59
Views: 5752

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Brazil

Pretty easy this time, depending on how you view a few incidents: Hamilton over Bottas -- I don't feel like this was Lewis' strongest outing somehow, compounded by his late lunge on Albon. But he was the better Merc driver. Leclerc over Vettel -- He didn't steer into his teammate on a straight. Ver...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Brazil
Replies: 59
Views: 5752

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Brazil

Pretty easy this time, depending on how you view a few incidents: Hamilton over Bottas -- I don't feel like this was Lewis' strongest outing somehow, compounded by his late lunge on Albon. But he was the better Merc driver. Leclerc over Vettel -- He didn't steer into his teammate on a straight. Ver...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which 2 drivers do you want to see fight for the 2020 WDC?
Replies: 57
Views: 6114

Re: Which 2 drivers do you want to see fight for the 2020 WD

Hamilton Vs Verstappen would be the best battle. It's also one that has a best before date that is fast approaching. You expect only decline henceforth from Ham-man? I think give it a few years and if Verstappen and Hamilton clash we won't know for sure if Verstappen is facing prime Hamilton. A bit...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 30329

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

You are discussing the entire grid. But I am not permitted to do so? You said Vettel has spatial awareness issues - as compared to whom? Himself? My point is that it is not spatial awareness, it is not anticipating certain driving behavior from others. I think it's unreasonable to see this as a res...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99125

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Back on topic: one thing I would say is that this pairing is not really working. They are too close to each other in performance and they constantly step on each other's toes. There are too many races where the team has failed to maximize their haul. They will be together again in 2020 but, barring...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99125

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Back on topic: one thing I would say is that this pairing is not really working. They are too close to each other in performance and they constantly step on each other's toes. There are too many races where the team has failed to maximize their haul. They will be together again in 2020 but, barring...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99125

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Back on topic: one thing I would say is that this pairing is not really working. They are too close to each other in performance and they constantly step on each other's toes. There are too many races where the team has failed to maximize their haul. They will be together again in 2020 but, barring...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99125

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Back on topic: one thing I would say is that this pairing is not really working. They are too close to each other in performance and they constantly step on each other's toes. There are too many races where the team has failed to maximize their haul. They will be together again in 2020 but, barring ...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 53501

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

Albon lacks speed but that move on Vettel from outside was very skillful. He deserved a podium just for that. Quite baffling why Hamilton has not been handed over penalty for running into him. Kvyat would not even allowed to be podium or being interviewed if he was there instead of Hamilton :uhoh: ...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 30329

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

With the crap they have let people get away with this year, I'd by slightly peeved if I were Lewis. I'm sure the WDC trophy smooths out the ruffles but that's a harsh penalty IMO.
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 53501

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

Albon lacks speed but that move on Vettel from outside was very skillful. He deserved a podium just for that. Quite baffling why Hamilton has not been handed over penalty for running into him. Kvyat would not even allowed to be podium or being interviewed if he was there instead of Hamilton :uhoh: ...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 30329

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Mercedes had a strategy nightmare today. Not sure I’d call it a nightmare. The Bottas strategy was weird. Doing the opposite of verstappen at the first safety car was their best chance of winning at that point and I think Hamilton said the pit stop at the second SC was his call. Not great but not a...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 53501

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

Exactly, I'm beginning to think that there will be a difference no matter who drives the Red Bull. I suppose the question is; how big of a difference will there be. It's not unreasonable to suggest that Red Bull could hire someone quicker than Albon. I'm sure Hulkenberg was available and might poss...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 30329

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Tough times to be a Vettel fan TBH, generally speaking. But hey, he wins races and most of the grid doesn't. Tough times to be a Brundle fan, generally speaking. But hey, he gets most the speaking gigs whereas most of the race journos don't. Someday I'll make a point on these threads and it will be...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 53501

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

Exactly, I'm beginning to think that there will be a difference no matter who drives the Red Bull. I suppose the question is; how big of a difference will there be. It's not unreasonable to suggest that Red Bull could hire someone quicker than Albon. I'm sure Hulkenberg was available and might poss...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix
Replies: 74
Views: 7477

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix

Despite very strong drives from Sainz and Gasly, I have to give this one to Max. Had superior pace all day and passed Hamilton for the lead twice, the second pass in particular was utterly brilliant. The second pass was a walk in the park with the pace difference on those tires. The first was the i...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 30329

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Besides Turkey 2010, just what's in recent memory, Vettel did that at start here with Ham (very close), then in Mexic again at start with Ham (pushing Ham on grass). Pushing the opponent wide in straight line. Only what I remember, but I know he did this lots of times, without accidents but creatin...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix
Replies: 74
Views: 7477

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix

I went with Max, Gasly and Sainz as well. For Max this was a big day. Not only did he get his third win (career high), he also took back third in the standings. Awesome weekend from him overall. For Gasly and Carlos, I'm just happy that they had those finishes. First big day like this for the midfie...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 30329

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

What an exciting race! Honestly this season has had about 6-7 extremely entertaining races. Tremendous performance by Max. Absolutely brilliant all weekend. Dominant form in qualifying and he was perfect in the race. He made the crucial move on Hamilton after that first undercut and that, for me, wa...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Despite winning the WDC, Hamilton has never been voted DOTD
Replies: 40
Views: 5423

Re: Despite winning the WDC, Hamilton has never been voted D

The official driver of the day voting has always been a joke. It's mostly dependent on which driver's fans are the most internet savvy. Overall I think that this forum has done a nice job on the voting most of the time but I do notice that most drivers get DotD if they have a drive that would be con...
by sandman1347
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 10105

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Red Bull seem to have a habit of coming on strong toward the end of the season. All the comments I read about on the interwebz though about 2020 being in the bag for Mercedes seem to be woefully premature to me. Redbull is always the best car in Mexico, had the fastest race car in Brazil last year....
by sandman1347
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99125

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

... Performs in a suffocating blanket of "extremely quick". Indeed he's the next big Champion after Hamilton. Only if he is driving a Ferrari or a Mercedes in my view. Red Bull's glory days are not as far in the past as Ferrari's. They have their works team status back now and I wouldn't be so quic...
by sandman1347
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 10105

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Red Bull seem to have a habit of coming on strong toward the end of the season. All the comments I read about on the interwebz though about 2020 being in the bag for Mercedes seem to be woefully premature to me. There still is a cracking battle for third place in the WDC. 3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari ...
by sandman1347
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 10105

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

I don't think that anyone in the forum expected Albon to be equal to Max. Where you were wrong was in your assessment of how Alex was performing currently and the perspective from which you were making that assessment. Alex was doing a solid job and you were trashing him. You also made absolutely n...
by sandman1347
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 10105

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

If you look down the grid and even in recent history, teammates usually run close here. Only Russell outpaced Kubica badly, but we all know Kubica shouldn't be in F1. It is a short track with not that many corners. To be that far ahead in the same car has to be considered shocking. I am going to be...
by sandman1347
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 10105

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Not quite by 3 tenths, but easily the fastest man today, and 4 tenths faster than his teammate around Interlagos. To me that is shocking. Teammates usually run closer at Interlagos. Congrats to Max. It is really starting to look like he will be the one to challenge Lewis and Merc next year. Vettel ...
by sandman1347
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 10105

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Not quite by 3 tenths, but easily the fastest man today, and 4 tenths faster than his teammate around Interlagos. To me that is shocking. Teammates usually run closer at Interlagos. Congrats to Max. It is really starting to look like he will be the one to challenge Lewis and Merc next year . Vettel...
by sandman1347
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 10105

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

That was fun to watch with the times being so close between the top 6. I think Max could have done a better time. He lost a couple of tenths on his first run with that little bobble in sector 2 and he was kind of balked a bit in his outlap by Kimi on his final run. Impressive to see where Red Bull a...
by sandman1347
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 82796

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

On Jorge: I recall watching him race from when he was riding 250cc bikes in the mid-tier series back in the day. I was super-impressed right from the first time I saw him race. He was on a different level from the competition. Even guys like Simoncelli and Dovi were just not on his level. When he ca...
by sandman1347
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99125

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

This guy has made possibly the most ridiculous post in recent forum history. Top to bottom it reads like an alternate reality lol.
by sandman1347
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton 6xWDC - Congratulations are in order
Replies: 38
Views: 6975

Re: Lewis Hamilton 6xWDC - Congratulations are in order

Standout Drives: Melbourne 07' - Great way for Lewis to announce himself - turn 1 around the outside of Fernando and a well deserved podium in his first race. At the time I thought F1 would be boring with the retirement of Michael but Lewis re-energized my interest for F1 in one race. Silverstone 0...