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by Rockie
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14109

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Yes, the strategy was great. That is always the advantage of running second place, you can be aggressive and if it does not work, you finish 2nd. If you are in the lead and aggressive, you can throw away a win. Red Bull did not have Perez in P4 to stop this strategy, although the tyre offset betwee...
by Rockie
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281926

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

hmm, yea, i means loss of concentration or blank moment. Or anything else that would describe it. I can't defend him for the incident. I can't say it was a good weekend as a whole, I just thought he looked more comfortable with the car than he did most of last year in the early stages of the race. ...
by Rockie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14109

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

When you think about it, it is bizarre you're allowed to drive on a certain piece of track unless you're overtaking, in which case it's a no go. Like, what's the logic there? It's so easy just to have a rule that says if you leave the track a certain amount of times you get a penalty. If I were the...
by Rockie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How to make 2021 even better.
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: How to make 2021 even better.

Today's race was fantastic. But. 1 thing came to me that will make the cars even more unpredictable. Lose the rake. Get rid of any rake angle. Merc are already twitchy and the regulations have made it so that a rake angle will give better performance. Both redbull and alfa touri will not be as plan...
by Rockie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281926

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

hmm, yea, i means loss of concentration or blank moment. Or anything else that would describe it. I can't defend him for the incident. I can't say it was a good weekend as a whole, I just thought he looked more comfortable with the car than he did most of last year in the early stages of the race. ...
by Rockie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3272

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

Hard to judge how good Ferrari are, but Sainz just seemed ok at best this race. He made a questionable move on Stroll where he literally rubbed his car on Strolls for several seconds while trying to recover from his bad launch. A bit of a gentle push and shove. I don't think there was any effective...
by Rockie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281926

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

What does that say about Mark Webber though? I mean he was often getting trounced by Quad-Villeneuve! Webber was clearly in sharp decline from 2011- but yeah it's not good. You do wonder what Hamilton or Alonso would have done in those Red Bulls. Might have easily won in 2009 and won 10+ races per ...
by Rockie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281926

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

What does that say about Mark Webber though? I mean he was often getting trounced by Quad-Villeneuve! Webber was clearly in sharp decline from 2011- but yeah it's not good. You do wonder what Hamilton or Alonso would have done in those Red Bulls. Might have easily won in 2009 and won 10+ races per ...
by Rockie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14109

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

He wasn't quick enough to do that in 2 laps. 4 laps. Still not quick enough he was only half a second quicker at the end. Half a second when in dirty air. But yeah, I think he would have found it very difficult. It's stupid it's a possibility anyway. I've always said 5 seconds isn't anything like e...
by Rockie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3272

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

I am not convinced at all that Mercedes was a slower car when Bottas was basically matching Hamilton’s race pace throughout the entire race. The problem here is if Hamilton was sitting in the Redbull he would have won the race, Max made the same mistake he did back in Turkey where he tried to tuck ...
by Rockie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3272

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

Gotta be Norris he move up quicklt at the start and finished 20 secs ahead of Ricciardo.

Perez did what was required of the best car on the grid for the race.
by Rockie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14109

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Looking at this race with Max it panned out as I expected when everything looks set for him, he somehow finds a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

He lost this race himself and might come to rue it once Mercedes sort the rear end.
by Rockie
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12088

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Yes in summary we have a title fight, when criticising Bottas and qualifying perhaps doesn't matter that much well just tell Perez that, he couldn't get the fastest car through to Q3 on medium tyres, also it looks like Ferrari are much improved. well, in q2, perez was about the same distance from v...
by Rockie
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12088

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Vettel is a complete washed up bum to be honest .. obviously didn’t train during the off season.. seems content to be just one of the guys .. pathetic really from a 4 times wdc.. compare that to Alonso who has clearly taken off season seriously and looks really prepared Lol you probably didn't watc...
by Rockie
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12088

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I missed the qualifying but great to know Max is P1. Disappointing result especially for Perez, Vettel and Yuki. I think it was almost entirely bad luck for vettel though. Stroll easily got through to Q3, so that isn't representitive for Vettel. Stroll however looked to underperform a little in q3,...
by Rockie
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12088

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

schumilegend wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:20 pm
Leclerc totally punked Sainz obviously .. was not gonna give away any of his secrets and made him feel he has got a chance till the last run .. completely demolished him. Wow - impressive
Or Sainz made a mess of his second Q3 run.
by Rockie
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12088

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Both Alpine and Aston Martin look relatively dreadful. Could we see both teams abort development immediately with an eye on 2022 or is there too much pride at stake? I'm getting a little nervous about a bet I have the Vettel will outscore Stroll... Alonso has already said the only thing that matter...
by Rockie
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12088

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Long run times: https://i.imgur.com/gbsrYbT.png Source - Imgur https://i.imgur.com/FRJHe51.png Source - Imgur https://i.imgur.com/bkMsMpN.png Source - Imgur https://i.imgur.com/xsl8v4k.png Source - Imgur https://i.imgur.com/v4V7Lag.png Source - Imgur Exactly as I said earlier the Mercedes on averag...
by Rockie
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12088

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

F1Tyrant wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:54 pm
Rockie wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:53 pm
One can only dream but seems Mercedes have not turned it up yet.
The Red Bull looks more aerodynamically stable though.
On the long run Hamilton is faster.
by Rockie
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12088

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

F1Tyrant wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:49 pm
Is a title three-way truly possible this year?
One can only dream but seems Mercedes have not turned it up yet.
by Rockie
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12088

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

JN23 wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:20 pm
Mercedes or Aston Martin should be forced to change their livery, struggle to tell them apart from distant shots looking down the straight.
Why, because you are getting influenced by the commentator?
by Rockie
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 113
Views: 4305

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

As always with the best driver pairing, the best car will all always end up with best driver pairing if Mercedes win both championships then the drivers are best pairing same for all the other teams. Eh? Very often the best team doesn’t have the best driver pairing. In ‘97 Williams won both Champio...
by Rockie
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 113
Views: 4305

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

As always with the best driver pairing, the best car will all always end up with best driver pairing if Mercedes win both championships then the drivers are best pairing same for all the other teams.
by Rockie
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1046
Views: 26486

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Also worth noting that when we did see him in slightly weaker cars pre 2014 he was very good but I wouldn't say operating at GOAT level. I don’t think that Hamilton 2009-2013 was as good as Schumacher 1996-98. That’s the main reason why I will always lean towards Schumacher in that debate. I put mo...
by Rockie
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1046
Views: 26486

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

I'm convinced some folks have only read about the Schumacher era and they didn't really experience it, or they started understanding F1 in the latter years of dominance.
by Rockie
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 8838

Re: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread

Anyone want to hazard a guess of the running order for the start of the season? My guess Red Bull Mercedes McLaren Ferrari Alpha Tauri Aston Martin Alpine Alfa Romeo Williams Haas Red Bull looked strong and solid throughout. Mercedes are a bit of an unknown as they only did the fifth fastest time I...
by Rockie
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 8838

Re: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread

Exediron wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:17 pm
I'm gonna make a bold call now that Aston Martin is not as quick as everyone is expecting. Maybe they're sandbagging, but I haven't seen anything impressive from them in pre-season.
Why exactly even as FI they improve year on year!
by Rockie
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1046
Views: 26486

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

As I have stated earlier on this thread, for me personally Hamilton struggles to make it to the top 5 of this list, let alone be an outright GOAT. I have him at number 6 after Fangio, Schumacher, Alonso, Stewart and Clark. I don't find a credible case to rank anyone above him. He's an undisputed al...
by Rockie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's Renault R25 2005 V-10 today at Abu Dhabi
Replies: 22
Views: 2001

Re: Alonso's Renault R25 2005 V-10 today at Abu Dhabi

It was a good reminder of how things were, cant forget in '05 at Spa sitting in the grandstands on the main straight by the start line and you can feel the ground vibrating under you at the start when they were all revved up it was mental!
by Rockie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict the next World Champion
Replies: 36
Views: 2195

Re: Predict the next World Champion

Russell for me.
by Rockie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 3163

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

Monza 2008. It was impressive...but also a bit weird. Torro Rosso nowhere at races before and after and even Bourdais qualified 4th. Not taking anything away from Vettels drive (or maybe I am, not sure) but who is to say he wasn't driving to that standard all year bit for whatever reason the car ca...
by Rockie
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 3163

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

Monza 2008. It was impressive...but also a bit weird. Torro Rosso nowhere at races before and after and even Bourdais qualified 4th. Not taking anything away from Vettels drive (or maybe I am, not sure) but who is to say he wasn't driving to that standard all year bit for whatever reason the car ca...
by Rockie
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 809
Views: 242339

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

Schumacher would have won more than 7 titles if all cars were equal so it's kind of irrelevant. Thanks, that's sort of what my point was - if Schumacher doesn't sign with Ferrari, it's not like his replacement wins 7x WDCs. Schumacher would still end up with 5-10 WDCs, whether he had signed in 1996...
by Rockie
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 809
Views: 242339

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

Schumacher would have won more than 7 titles if all cars were equal so it's kind of irrelevant. Thanks, that's sort of what my point was - if Schumacher doesn't sign with Ferrari, it's not like his replacement wins 7x WDCs. Schumacher would still end up with 5-10 WDCs, whether he had signed in 1996...
by Rockie
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 809
Views: 242339

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

Schumacher would have won more than 7 titles if all cars were equal so it's kind of irrelevant. I wouldn't disagree with but it's just unfortunate that he won nearly all his titles in the best car and very rarely in an inferior car so he won his titles in a manner no different to any other driver w...
by Rockie
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 3163

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

1 Vettel the weekend was just sublime and was done on pure pace, mastery of the conditions. 2 Hamilton ignoring the spygate saga looked a good drive considering they had info on the fuel loads of Ferrari and their strategy so could react accordingly. 3 Verstappen took advantage of the luck that came...
by Rockie
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14121

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

You can't define that because Bottas was catching Russell before the race was basically cut short by the Mercedes cock up. Bottas was disastrously poor this weekend that Russell looked like the veteran in the team and Bottas was the replacement driver. I agree Bottas was scrappy, damaged his floor ...
by Rockie
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14121

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

This pics says it all: https://i.imgur.com/hQooVjP.jpg Alfa Romeo pit crew acknowledging Perez's win via pitboard. Alpha Tauri team member also applauding Checo. McLaren team's photographer taking the pic of the Racing Point crew! He used to drive for Sauber hence the Alfa Romeo pit crew celebratin...
by Rockie
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14121

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

Some of the Bottas slating is going too far. Yes, today looks a bit embarrassing. At worst he's a top 10 F1 driver. We also can't have it both ways. Russell and Can't be brilliant and Bottas be a total scrub. The fact that Bottas is a good F1 driver is what makes Russell's performance so exciting. ...
by Rockie
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14121

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

In the race Bottas made a bad start and was again very scrappy through the first few laps which we can say in part triggered the mayhem behind him and then we had the part of the race were the rhetoric is that Russell drove away comfortably from Bottas, from lap 7, when the race get underway again ...