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by paul_gmb
Mon May 18, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72679

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

the state of new york had 15,000 more deaths this year from mid march until mid april, over last year. can't find the site right now where they chart total deaths in a bunch of countries. pretty much all of them are much higher if the world stays shut down until next spring, i don't know what would...
by paul_gmb
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future
Replies: 41
Views: 10391

Re: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future

I think Ferrari will be quitting because of what is going on. A lot of the financials of expensive cars are based around gatherings of people. If that can't happen, they might just be in great trouble. Of course we won't be separated for too long, but up until then, selling luxury goods could be rea...
by paul_gmb
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 33569

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

1 race for Hamilton fighting a bit to the back, and suddenly the drama starts. Because he started in front for the last million years of course he will complain about not being enough space, cause it's uncharted teritory for him. At the same time, Verstappen is Verstappen. I don't think he went furt...
by paul_gmb
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren to change engines again???
Replies: 43
Views: 7686

Re: McLaren to change engines again???

If you were to ask me, I think Honda might be pulling the plug. No inside news, no reason to say this, it's just my gut feeling.
by paul_gmb
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 13093

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

I still keep to my point, that given what happened on Saturday, the angle of the crash killed Hubert. A different angle would have saved Hubert, but would have probably sent Correa flying into the trees and seriously if not fataly injure him. It wasn't any single factor but a combination of factors...
by paul_gmb
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 13093

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

With all due respect, putting gravel there would maybe prevent such an event, but it opens doors to other events. Runoffs with tarmac are really useful in a lot of situations. They have been introduced for safety reasons in the first place. Regarding deaths on tarmac vs gravel, I don't know if ther...
by paul_gmb
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 13093

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

I've been calling for an end to paved run-offs for several years now for this very reason and have even written the FIA with zero response ever. Gravel traps force drivers to be tidier and abide by track limits whereas run-off gives them this sense of screw it I'm going to exceed limits as much and...
by paul_gmb
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 13093

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

The problem isn't the tarmac runoff per se - it's the liberties drivers routinely take with them. We had a similar problem in 2014 with drivers speeding through double yellows, which led to Bianchi's tragic accident. The FIA needs to do something about drivers just flooring it through the runoff in...
by paul_gmb
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 13093

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

With all due respect, putting gravel there would maybe prevent such an event, but it opens doors to other events. Runoffs with tarmac are really useful in a lot of situations. They have been introduced for safety reasons in the first place. Regarding deaths on tarmac vs gravel, I don't know if there...
by paul_gmb
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 13093

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

I've been calling for an end to paved run-offs for several years now for this very reason and have even written the FIA with zero response ever. Gravel traps force drivers to be tidier and abide by track limits whereas run-off gives them this sense of screw it I'm going to exceed limits as much and...
by paul_gmb
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 13093

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

this analysis suggest gravel trap may have led to Correa easing off. not embedding the video out of respect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TnqP_uX1Ks From what I see, both Correa and Hubert did not manage to slow down. While Hubert trajectory is pretty obvious, a flick of the steering wheel to a...
by paul_gmb
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 53803

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

I just hope Kvyat continues to deliver in the Toro Rosso. Maybe he's not as fast as Max, but is good enough to be in F1 for sure. Helmut Marko ... If it hadn't been for Vettel, this guy would have been out of the job for some time now. I don't think he's a bad person and I am sure he's passionate en...
by paul_gmb
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 71841

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

From my point of view the decision is debatable. Probably it would have been better just to ask Sebastien to move over for Lewis and let him past. Maybe that way he would have a chance by trying to overtake him. Especially given the fact that the places were easy to swap, it would have been a smarte...
by paul_gmb
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg's Youtube Channel Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 18463

Re: Nico Rosberg's Youtube Channel is Not Bad

He quit because he didn't want his legacy being tainted when he knew he had no chance against Hamilton given equal machinery and equal luck. I think that's a really unfair comment. Rosberg has said several times that Hamilton has more natural talent, and that his only chance is to work exceptionall...
by paul_gmb
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 42643

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

Based on the Bahrain race, Mclaren seems quite close to RedBull. It may be just the new rules and DRS that made Sainz be so close to Max at the start. But if we were to base our knowledge only on this, it would seem they are quite close. I guess we will see in the next races. I think that the Honda ...
by paul_gmb
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 41388

Re: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't really know about Sainz vs Verstappen. You can't really blame Verstappen, but it does make you wonder why it always happens when someone goes against him. My personal opinion is that as soon as Max saw Sainz past, he just let off the brakes and the Mclaren helped him stop the car. Otherwise ...
by paul_gmb
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 33507

Re: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Kmag is delivering every time. Quite reliable and really under the radar lately. :thumbup:
by paul_gmb
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Australian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 265
Views: 49648

Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix Race Thread

The Trulli Train is back :twisted:
by paul_gmb
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's getting harder to be a Williams fan
Replies: 98
Views: 23504

Re: It's getting harder to be a Williams fan

some of the comments in here just reinforce why we're commenting on forums and they are doing the work. This is such a competitive business, that even those work are really smart and working their behinds off sometimes fail. It's natural, sometimes things work for you, sometimes they don't, even tho...
by paul_gmb
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sauber-front wing
Replies: 6
Views: 3219

Re: Sauber-front wing

If the front wing generally integrates heavily with the rest of the design ( as Mclaren claimed to be the case with their fw last year ), then it might be a significant thing. The others will need quite some time to come with their solution. If it doesn't and the design works, it will be copied by t...
by paul_gmb
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 64062

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Right to unlap does not equal right to screw someones race, even more for victory. Ten seconds is soft. Ocon is guilty, no contest. Right to ask for justice does not equal right to take physical measures. Two days of social work is soft. Max is guilty, no contest. Somebody responded to a tweet with...
by paul_gmb
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 64062

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

There are some people that although talented, they are dumb as f**k. Max is one of them. The only problem this guy will have with being successful in the sport, is the lack of education. Although karting since birth made him a superstar, he really is driving very well, you still need a mix of educat...
by paul_gmb
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 64062

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

ahahaha, this is so funny.

Max is the biggest idiot and will probably never win a championship because of that.
by paul_gmb
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas and Rosberg - Who ya got?
Replies: 203
Views: 46571

Re: Bottas and Rosberg - Who ya got?

The fact that Lewis still can't stand Rosberg today, is enough for me to think Nico was good enough. Lewis had to really work for it during that period... And Nico was instrumental in making Lewis a better driver and the same thing can be said the other way around. I still look at the reviews of 201...
by paul_gmb
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 835
Views: 260324

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

I don't know why I get the feeling Vettel might retire at the end of the year. Same for Lewis.

Ever since Nico did it, whenever we get to September I ask myself who will it be this year.
by paul_gmb
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen vs. Vettel Japan 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 22232

Re: Verstappen vs. Vettel Japan 2018

I don't know what to say. Max's line through before the corner and through the corner was not the fastest one. So he was expecting Vettel to try something.

I can't say Seb was, or was not at fault. But he does have a point in saying Max does some weird things when defending.
by paul_gmb
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and pressure - according to Ric and Ham
Replies: 275
Views: 95573

Re: Vettel and pressure - according to Ric and Ham

Vettel doesn't really have off days. Hamilton has them.

That is why Vettel always goes for it. Hamilton stays put when he has off days.

Hence, Hamilton is collecting the points and Vettel isn't.

This is the only thing I could notice about the two.
by paul_gmb
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 51009

Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't understand the PlanetF1 driver ratings. Kimi gets a 6, when he has pretty much performed flawlessly all weekend, with his qualifying ruined by car not being fueled and in the race he gets hit from behind. Isn't the purpose of the ratings to rate the driver performance or what is it about? I...
by paul_gmb
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Management styles in F1
Replies: 20
Views: 3870

Re: Management styles in F1

Bernie - Total dictatorship but fair and honest . He could be a pain to others, but at least he got the job done. I think he treated F1 like a familly and did his best to keep the familly together. Toto and Arrivabene - they seem like team players. They have their own goals and ambitions, but they e...
by paul_gmb
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marchionne deceased (formerly Marchionne replaced)
Replies: 38
Views: 8111

Re: "Sergio Marchionne replaced as FIAT Chrysler CEO" -BBC

Wishing hope and strength for Marchionne and his family in what is a very difficult time. — I don’t understand the mindset of posters who feel the need to say things like “Don’t like the guy but I wish him well”. What bunch of sanctimonious faux sympathetic garbage. The family does not need your fo...
by paul_gmb
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marchionne deceased (formerly Marchionne replaced)
Replies: 38
Views: 8111

Re: "Sergio Marchionne replaced as FIAT Chrysler CEO" -BBC

I really doubt his skills and dislike the guy, but I really hope he pulls through this.
by paul_gmb
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eric Boullier leaves mclaren
Replies: 110
Views: 21921

Re: Eric Boullier leaves mclaren

I don't understand what the heck is going on there. For me, it just seems like the new management is nowhere on all sides. Luckily they kept Andrea Stella, which has F1 background. Gil de Ferran could go either way I guess. There is no further evidence needed that Ron has to come back. With or witho...
by paul_gmb
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Radio Apology
Replies: 104
Views: 15994

Re: Mercedes Radio Apology

I think Merc have enough background on his past decisions so they know if action should be taken or not.

The guy took it all on him, nothing he could do more.

Horner comments are there just to spice things up. I am sure they would take him immediatelly if the guy left Mercedes for whatever reason.
by paul_gmb
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 129935

Re: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Hon

Seeing Mclarens struggles and at the same time the high level of their road cars, it just goes to show at what level F1 is, and how low the level of the auto industry is. Maybe it's just me, but as time passes it gets harder and harder for the average Joe to understand just how ultra competitive F1 ...
by paul_gmb
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fernando300
Replies: 62
Views: 14435

Fernando300

Can't believe it's been so long. What a legend.

He has to get on the podium soon, so he can see just how much respect there is for him. That will definitely keep him in F1.
by paul_gmb
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are F1 drivers paid too much?
Replies: 54
Views: 15274

Re: Are F1 drivers paid too much?

I totally agree that marketing plays its part, and it is a huge one. if you open the atp wta payment debate, there are 2 ways of seeing it : 1. Both play their part in entertainment and both contribute equally to the show. So in this sense, they should be paid the same. 2. The other part is sponsors...
by paul_gmb
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are F1 drivers paid too much?
Replies: 54
Views: 15274

Re: Are F1 drivers paid too much?

Yes and No. While Max is not delivering as he should, he brings with him a virgin market. So, in his case, he is definitely worth the money. On the other hand, Daniel is delivering, but he is not a commercial magnet ( due to bad management I would say ). He should be a marketing dream, easy going, g...
by paul_gmb
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Battle for being 'Best of the Rest'! (Updated till Suzuka)
Replies: 39
Views: 12418

Re: Battle for being 'Best of the Rest'!

I think that given Mclaren case, they are focusing on getting among the top 3. Really, I don't know if they will succeed. What I do know is that you have to be a bit radical to get among them. If that will work, great. If not, they might just finish lower than than 4. I think it's a case of taking a...
by paul_gmb
Mon May 28, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danny Ric a sniff of a chance for the World Championship
Replies: 68
Views: 12802

Re: Danny Ric a sniff of a chance for the World Championship

I love that for 2017 no one seems to remember max also took ricciardo out.

The potential speed of max is always put further up than Dans actual results.

You can be a rocket, but until you actually deliver the results, its not relevant.

Dan is delivering, so he should be Rbr s best bet.
by paul_gmb
Fri May 25, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Halo credited for saving life in F2 race
Replies: 53
Views: 10910

Re: Halo credited for saving life in F2 race

I think in the henry surtees case, the fia said that from analysis it would have definitelly helped. The point some of us are making, at least i am trying to make, is that we don t see the racing being worse because of the halo. Other aspects, besides the racing, i don t care for. So, you advocate ...