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by Rockie
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 3073

Re: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings

What's wrong with Russell being ahead of Bottas? He has Latifi as a teammate and I can't see what special he's been able to do in the races, he even trails Latifi in the WDC, against Bottas who has had a win and 6 podiums yet the ranking is supposedly weighted to drivers in better cars? Bottas' pos...
by Rockie
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 3073

Re: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings

Weighted toward drivers putting in good performances in better cars. That's clearly obvious. Had Hamilton lost out to Gasly at the first start, overtook him on the 2nd and finished just one place higher in the minor points he wouldn't be getting a score in the 8 or 9s. As obvious as Russell being a...
by Rockie
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?
Replies: 36
Views: 1122

Re: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?

Albon no point with the others as I don't consider them an improvement, I mean Perez is currently not putting Stroll away nor Ocon, so wont be different to Albon. Also as much as Hulk is likeable there is a reason he does not have a podium let alone a win to his name, and its not because he's not ha...
by Rockie
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings
Replies: 71
Views: 3073

Re: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings

The problem with driver ratings is its based on perception, case in point Bottas V Leclerc, how has he scored more than Bottas I can't see any measure where he was better than Bottas he went backwards all race and without the red flag would have needed an extra pitstop compared to every other runner...
by Rockie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7816

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Apparently Mercedes tried to warn the FIA about the risks involved with the safety car lights going off so late, but they just shrugged it off and said it's better for the show this way. https://www.motorsport-total.com/formel-1/news/re-start-chaos-mercedes-war-das-problem-vor-dem-rennen-bewusst-20...
by Rockie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could next year be Vettel's final nail in the coffin?
Replies: 41
Views: 2285

Re: Could next year be Vettel's final nail in the coffin?

We're seeing what we already knew, Vettel can't extract top level performance out of a car with rear instability, we saw the same thing last year between France and Singapore when Ferrari went that way with development. If the Racing Point has the same 'pointy' characteristics next year then he wil...
by Rockie
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20918

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

If you want to know why the anti-racism message need more and more coverage, just step over to Twitter and search Lewis Hamilton. It's full of racism. Although the t-shirt worn today is no problem for me, I have no problem with people not wanting this kind of thing mixed into sport and that Lewis s...
by Rockie
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I really miss screaming V10s
Replies: 22
Views: 905

Re: I really miss screaming V10s

The V10's on the pit straight about to start a race at Spa the memories, it's like they are revving in your heart, the soul of F1 was stolen with this the current PU, then you needed air buds to watch a race. Will never forget driving to Spa on Friday and hearing the F1 cars from the motorway and wa...
by Rockie
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix
Replies: 30
Views: 1150

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix

Russel needs to start performing better in the races. So far his performances have been meh...and the last grand prix was another one imo. Leclerc or Verstappen would definitely have scored points in that race. A lot of people think he might be as good as those two guys and he is undoubtedly fast i...
by Rockie
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 3650

Re: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Vettel simply can't drive the car, the car needs to be trimmed out for maximum performance but Vettel needs a planted rear end. This keeps getting repeated over and over again and its actually false, today's cars even when fully trimmed out still have more downforce than the blown diffuser cars but...
by Rockie
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 3650

Re: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Unless Vettel is now completely mentally and physically shot, no way is there that much of a gap between those two in reality. Do they have "equal" cars? This is Ferrari afterall, more focused on silly games, underhandedess, vendettas and politics than actual racing..... No doubt Charlie is the fas...
by Rockie
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20918

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

If you want to know why the anti-racism message need more and more coverage, just step over to Twitter and search Lewis Hamilton. It's full of racism. Although the t-shirt worn today is no problem for me, I have no problem with people not wanting this kind of thing mixed into sport and that Lewis s...
by Rockie
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20918

Re: Hamilton is overdoing it with the politics

I can take the BLM writing on the helmet, I can take the activism... but the political slogan at a podium ceremony is not activism. It is a stunt. It's boneheaded. And I am not a white male. Can we please, please, leave the overt politics out of at least the podium ceremonies? So appealing to have ...
by Rockie
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7816

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Mod Edit: Deleted Post for being off topic.
by Rockie
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20918

Re: Hamilton is overdoing it with the politics

I can take the BLM writing on the helmet, I can take the activism... but the political slogan at a podium ceremony is not activism. It is a stunt. It's boneheaded. And I am not a white male. Can we please, please, leave the overt politics out of at least the podium ceremonies? So appealing to have ...
by Rockie
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7816

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

da4an1qu1 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:56 pm
I started a thread on the politics. It's entitled and distasteful.
You being more upset about this, than the reason he has to wear the tshirt in the first place speaks more about you than Hamilton.
by Rockie
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7816

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

So did Ferrari and Leclerc set the car up for qualifying?

As he was eating through the tyres like no other car and their blushes were spared by the last red flag.
by Rockie
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20918

Re: Hamilton is overdoing it with the politics

I can take the BLM writing on the helmet, I can take the activism... but the political slogan at a podium ceremony is not activism. It is a stunt. It's boneheaded. And I am not a white male. Can we please, please, leave the overt politics out of at least the podium ceremonies? So appealing to have ...
by Rockie
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 3650

Re: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Unless Vettel is now completely mentally and physically shot, no way is there that much of a gap between those two in reality. Do they have "equal" cars? This is Ferrari afterall, more focused on silly games, underhandedess, vendettas and politics than actual racing..... No doubt Charlie is the fas...
by Rockie
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?
Replies: 43
Views: 1321

Re: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?

Lots of drivers have won in car that isn't the best. Happens literally every season. Asides Vettel and Maldonaldo on pure pace, You can name the lots I am actually interested. Loads, Hamilton, Alonso, Schumacher, Button, Raikkonen... They've all won multiple races in packages that weren't the faste...
by Rockie
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?
Replies: 43
Views: 1321

Re: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?

If Stroll beats Vettel I think it will be quite a poor look for the sport. That would put Vettel's lifetime teammate tally back into the red, and mean that he has never beaten a driver younger than himself; his teammate victories would include a washout from the sport, Mark Webber, and an aging Kim...
by Rockie
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Yes I did realise that, fair to say that Verstappen would have been quicker given clear track, however Bottas himself was heading for the podium so that was a position that Leclerc was competing for whereas Vettel was struggling to keep up with midfield cars . He started dead last on the grid due t...
by Rockie
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?
Replies: 43
Views: 1321

Re: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?

If Stroll beats Vettel then something has gone wrong in the universe. I just don't get these sort of comments... If Stroll beats Vettel I think it will be quite a poor look for the sport. That would put Vettel's lifetime teammate tally back into the red, and mean that he has never beaten a driver y...
by Rockie
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Before the stop Leclerc was faster in 6 out of 14 laps and let's not forget that Leclerc started 10th and was passing cars. Verstappen was stuck behind Bottas and made an attempt or two to pass but couldn’t make it stick. That might explain Leclerc being quicker at some points. Yes I did realise th...
by Rockie
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?
Replies: 43
Views: 1321

Re: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?

If Stroll beats Vettel then something has gone wrong in the universe. I just don't get these sort of comments... If Stroll beats Vettel I think it will be quite a poor look for the sport. That would put Vettel's lifetime teammate tally back into the red, and mean that he has never beaten a driver y...
by Rockie
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Beleriand's Statistical Corner
Replies: 61
Views: 4272

Re: Beleriand's Statistical Corner

If Horner is paid to win world championships, why isn’t his job under threat on the basis they haven’t been close for 7 years? Considering Redbull have changed engine twice and the most important part of this era the PU is out of his control. Once? Should he not have managed the situation with Rena...
by Rockie
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Since you asked, he was generally quicker than Verstappen (faster on 17 out of 27 laps) and slower than Hamilton (faster on 8 out of 27 laps). Before his pitstop he was faster about 3 laps and Redbull putting Verstappen on the harder tyre made him slower which he later spun on. Before the stop Lecl...
by Rockie
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

You might want to compare him to Hamilton and Verstappen he was running it! Since you asked, he was generally quicker than Verstappen (faster on 17 out of 27 laps) and slower than Hamilton (faster on 8 out of 27 laps). Before his pitstop he was faster about 3 laps and Redbull putting Verstappen on ...
by Rockie
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Beleriand's Statistical Corner
Replies: 61
Views: 4272

Re: Beleriand's Statistical Corner

It does, however, put a question mark on Horners part of that succes, and maybe Franz Tost is simply a better team principal? I think Tost is absolutely a better team principal for Alpha Tauri than Horner would be. He seems a great guy to work with, he always has time for the young drivers and he r...
by Rockie
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Beleriand's Statistical Corner
Replies: 61
Views: 4272

Re: Beleriand's Statistical Corner

It does, however, put a question mark on Horners part of that succes, and maybe Franz Tost is simply a better team principal? I think Tost is absolutely a better team principal for Alpha Tauri than Horner would be. He seems a great guy to work with, he always has time for the young drivers and he r...
by Rockie
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

You might want to compare him to Hamilton and Verstappen he was running it! Since you asked, he was generally quicker than Verstappen (faster on 17 out of 27 laps) and slower than Hamilton (faster on 8 out of 27 laps). Before his pitstop he was faster about 3 laps and Redbull putting Verstappen on ...
by Rockie
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 27163

Re: Silly Season 2021

I think it's a shame Perez is the ideal driver for teams like this. I guess the lure of a 4x WDC was too much but from what I've seen in the last 2 years I'm not convinced they've traded up. Guess we will see. Well neither Perez or Vettel have really distinguished themselves this year, I don't thin...
by Rockie
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Isn't the main thing Vettel did was keep it on the road? I don't remember anything extraordinary about the drive. Didn't seem particularly quick and had a platform at the end to be racey, though apparently was close to making a very serious error on the last lap. That's all my memory vaguely recall...
by Rockie
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't think that Vettel falls down on racecraft anywhere. He has demonstrated in the past his ability to make his way through the field and, more recently, pretty much calling his own strategy. I believe his issues of late have been more down to trying to out-drive the issues he has been faced wi...
by Rockie
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Beleriand's Statistical Corner
Replies: 61
Views: 4272

Re: Beleriand's Statistical Corner

Interesting comment from my wife on Gasly/Red Bull/Alpha Tauri "maybe it's the managers that need swapping not the drivers". Ouch! That's an interesting comment, and when you think about it, maybe closer to the truth than Christian Horner likes. His succes during the four WDC in a row came because ...
by Rockie
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't think that Vettel falls down on racecraft anywhere. He has demonstrated in the past his ability to make his way through the field and, more recently, pretty much calling his own strategy. I believe his issues of late have been more down to trying to out-drive the issues he has been faced wi...
by Rockie
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas vs Albon (Split from Italian DOTD)
Replies: 46
Views: 1118

Re: Bottas vs Albon (Split from Italian DOTD)

The only reason Bottas is seen as better than Albon is the Mercedes. I can't imagine him doing better than Albon if he was in the Redbull, his performance yesterday was shocking. In the Williams in '14 they were the outright 2nd best car and he did nothing even the day Mercedes messed up at Silverst...
by Rockie
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 61
Views: 2917

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix

Nah mate, stroll was extremely lucky to get the red flag then have a free pit to basically be in the lead of the race. He was way down before any of that happened and whilst gasly had a bit of luck to bring him higher up the order he was actually able to not only hold on to his but gain positions a...
by Rockie
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas vs Albon (Split from Italian DOTD)
Replies: 46
Views: 1118

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix

BMWSauber84 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:42 pm
I have very little doubt that Bottas' in a Red Bull would have picked up a couple of podiums by now and would be at least a regular fourth place finisher and be in the strategy window.
In a Mercedes he cant win or get close to winning on merit, but in another car he will this has to be a joke.
by Rockie
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Problem is Bottas is used as the scapegoat for poor f1 races, poor f1 title battle and a poor f1 season. Bottas will never be as good as one of the best drivers ever who IMO is at his peak atm. Bottas is not worse than Ocon or Albon, that's just getting silly. The only way you get a good F1 title b...