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by shoot999
Fri May 01, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes team dynamics
Replies: 27
Views: 6658

Re: Mercedes team dynamics

While the off-season is (still) on, I've been reading a lot of new (and rehashed) interviews with (admittedly mostly British and Mercedes folks) people talking about Lewis Hamilton, and today I read a quote from Wolff which made me do a double-take: “I want to do my part to ensure that Lewis Hamilt...
by shoot999
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drive To Survive season 2
Replies: 41
Views: 19239

Re: Drive To Survive season 2

Well I finished Season 2 and have started season 1. Have to say the more I watch the less I like it. It's like watching a 30 sec trailer for F1 extended to 30 mins. There's no substance to it. The visual side is great - they did an incredible job with the cameras and the visuals are stunning, but t...
by shoot999
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drive To Survive season 2
Replies: 41
Views: 19239

Re: Drive To Survive season 2

I don't have Netflix and won't be subscribing anytime soon - are there ways to watch this without access to Netflix? No idea about things like that, but if I can't remember what channel I need for a particular program I just put 'online free' in the search engine next to title I want to watch and s...
by shoot999
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 78015

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

Clarky wrote:
shoot999 wrote:Joe Saward live on Mixed Apex F1 now (youtube). Hopefully he will have an opinion and some more information on this subject.
Missed Apex?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh0DXE ... gHA/videos
by shoot999
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 78015

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

Joe Saward live on Mixed Apex F1 now (youtube). Hopefully he will have an opinion and some more information on this subject.
by shoot999
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 24175

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

 

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by shoot999
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922170

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

by shoot999
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uppity trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 11231

Uppity trailer

Released on Netflix, so pretty much available elsewhere as well.




Looks interesting and getting good reviews.
by shoot999
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Now TV coverage in UK for 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 43931

Re: UK F1 coverage 2019 and onwards

'The likes of David Croft are being retained' was enough for me to stay with C4; but this extra 30 mins is welcome news.
by shoot999
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Now TV coverage in UK for 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 43931

Re: Now TV coverage in UK for 2020

I never understand why the Sky coverage has been dumbed down so much. The same has happened on BTSport with MotoGP. Cant imagine many F1 fans tuning into a free practice on a Friday want to hear about bacon sandwiches etc The presentation team is the only reason I don't take Sky. C4 practice sessio...
by shoot999
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sir Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 52
Views: 5672

Re: Sir Lewis Hamilton

TBF Andy Murray is hardly overflowing with charisma and it hasn't seemed to hold him back. Personally I'd rather sportsmen not be honoured at all until retirement but seeing as they are Hamilton's MBE is a huge outlier given that he could argue he is Britain's most successful ever sportsman in a ma...
by shoot999
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sir Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 52
Views: 5672

Re: Sir Lewis Hamilton

he's box office. To whom? Outside of Formula One and Britain, Hamilton is not well known. Or appreciated. Yes, you are right. All those companies are throwing millions at him ($8 million dollars in the case of Hilfiger) to sell a few odds and ends to British F1 fans. You would think these major com...
by shoot999
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton
Replies: 109
Views: 13331

Re: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton

Well Brawn was out of F1 for 2 years I believe before he got to the FIA role and out of Ferrari since 2006 or 2007 if you count his sabbatical (since we are talking about the Ferrari link). Todt resigned Ferrari in April, got elected in the FIA in October, so technically not a Ferrari member I gues...
by shoot999
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton
Replies: 109
Views: 13331

Re: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton

I think Toto is financially invested in the Merc F1 team. I don't think he'd go anywhere where he couldn't have that kind of arrangement. He holds a 30% share in Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula One Team. Before that, he was a shareholder in Williams F1. Toto Wolff is an ex-racer, but a big...
by shoot999
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sir Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 52
Views: 5672

Re: Sir Lewis Hamilton

TBF Andy Murray is hardly overflowing with charisma and it hasn't seemed to hold him back. Personally I'd rather sportsmen not be honoured at all until retirement but seeing as they are Hamilton's MBE is a huge outlier given that he could argue he is Britain's most successful ever sportsman in a ma...
by shoot999
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sir Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 52
Views: 5672

Re: Sir Lewis Hamilton

https://twitter.com/mercedesamgf1/statu ... 0258634753

Silverstone crowd obviously; and not forgetting Monza.
by shoot999
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sir Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 52
Views: 5672

Re: Sir Lewis Hamilton

I'd imagine the fact that Andy Murray plays tennis, a sport long associated with the upper class with Wimbledon being the perfect place for royalty and MP's to show their face, probably went a long way to sorting him out a knighthood. F1 may be surrounded by millions and millions of pounds, but it'...
by shoot999
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton
Replies: 109
Views: 13331

Re: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton

Think there are a number he would want to take, or want to go with him. Obviously Marc Hynes and Angela Cullen from his personal staff. I would have thought James Vowles as they are close friends and Vowles is his partner in crime (along with an unnamed engineer) in all the high adrenaline sports th...
by shoot999
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sir Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 52
Views: 5672

Re: Sir Lewis Hamilton

Lewis will undoutedly be awarded a knighthood when he retires. Yes it's absurd that Andy Murray has one for a meagre 3 Grand slam titles while he's still playing. But we British like our heroes understated. The prestigious annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year award has been won 3 times by Murr...
by shoot999
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sir Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 52
Views: 5672

Re: Sir Lewis Hamilton

Basically you need some from the top echelons of British motor racing (a few who delight in referring to Ham by his racially charged nickname), usually found strutting around the BRDC clubhouse come the British GP; and some from the great and good of society to put you forward. It also helps if you ...
by shoot999
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Non Merc Hamilton or Non Hamilton Merc WDC?
Replies: 33
Views: 5611

Re: Non Merc Hamilton or Non Hamilton Merc WDC?

I think it's interesting. It shows what people are more fed up with. Team domination or driver domination. I think it is the "domination" that gets to people. I bet that some think that domination is horrible, but on the same breath praise Fangio (who got his 4 WDC's in a row)... The irony is lost!...
by shoot999
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Non Merc Hamilton or Non Hamilton Merc WDC?
Replies: 33
Views: 5611

Re: Non Merc Hamilton or Non Hamilton Merc WDC?

Hamilton with another car. So when ???? eventually takes the crown it's because he has taken the crown from arguably the best drive of his generation; not because he inherited the mighty Mercedes. I don't know. I think when Alonso dethroned Schumacher, it was looked on as special because Schumacher...
by shoot999
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Non Merc Hamilton or Non Hamilton Merc WDC?
Replies: 33
Views: 5611

Re: Non Merc Hamilton or Non Hamilton Merc WDC?

Hamilton with another car. So when ???? eventually takes the crown it's because he has taken the crown from arguably the best drive of his generation; not because he inherited the mighty Mercedes.
by shoot999
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922170

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

All i know about Stokes he has spent half the last few years suspended or banned, or up in front of the magistrate
by shoot999
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 F1 driver's salaries revealed!
Replies: 10
Views: 2875

Re: 2019 F1 driver's salaries revealed!

I always take these things with a grain of salt, but I have to say this time I really don't believe the top few in particular. I'm pretty sure I've read elsewhere that Danny Ric is only on something in the low 20s per year (still a huge amount), and that Vettel only made ~$50m in his first year wit...
by shoot999
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Place your bets - where will Hamilton be in 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 8514

Re: Place your bets - where will Hamilton be in 2021

I only see Ham at Ferrari if the car looks the part, Wolff moves on, and Leclerc is still making rookie mistakes or not handling the pressure of a WDC campaign.
And I somehow can't see Ham prancing round in a blazer and slacks.
by shoot999
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Place your bets - where will Hamilton be in 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 8514

Re: Place your bets - where will Hamilton be in 2021

And the probability increases... https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/dec/12/ferrari-flattered-lewis-hamilton-talks-f1-move Or Ferrari use their veto as stated, Wolff remains at Mercedes and therefore so does Ham, and Ferrari watch the 2021 WDC and WCC slip through their hands into the clutches o...
by shoot999
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922170

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread



Longer version.
by shoot999
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Planet F1 Driver Ratings 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 32006

Re: Planet F1 Driver Ratings 2019

I disagree - Leclerc's efforts in Italy were very much worthy of a penalty. And, given Ferrari's cheating (it's pretty clear that they were doing something illegal . When you can't get past the car in front on the circuit with the fastest and longest straights, with a tow, and with DRS, something i...
by shoot999
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 18557

Re: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

FP times are clearly published on the FIA website so why should illegal laps be shown? In a situation were qualifying gets cancelled due to bad conditions FP times are used to form the grid. Regarding the 3 strike rule I'm sure it's been used before but for definite I would say that drivers first g...
by shoot999
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 18557

Re: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr



Talking about track limits...........and the award goes to......
by shoot999
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Poll (End of Season 2019)
Replies: 111
Views: 11818

Re: Rank the Drivers Poll (End of Season 2019)

I see Ham has gone from 1.06 to 1.26 in less than 24 hours. How quickly it changes.
by shoot999
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 18557

Re: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

FP times are clearly published on the FIA website so why should illegal laps be shown? In a situation were qualifying gets cancelled due to bad conditions FP times are used to form the grid. Regarding the 3 strike rule I'm sure it's been used before but for definite I would say that drivers first g...
by shoot999
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 18557

Re: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

The reason Hamilton and every other driver at the last corner didn't get penalised at that corner is that they do not get penalised for going off at corners where they do not gain time. The penalty is the time they already have lost. Its the reason the sausage kerb is placed just before the corner. ...
by shoot999
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Poll (End of Season 2019)
Replies: 111
Views: 11818

Re: Rank the Drivers Poll (End of Season 2019)

I put Max 2nd, but I can see why he maybe lower. Mexico for example would be pretty stupid at rookie level. After 5 seasons? Spa showed it isn't a one off.
But 5th and 7th; really?
by shoot999
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922170

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

The doctor will see you now https://www.facebook.com/MercedesAMGF1/photos/a.10152212375397411/10156981257642411/?type=3&eid=ARBkk8zKGoIzCc1oAX73fSjl8sCI9TeM_eXU8ZRHVL4KTPkgJgRaIG3y3vphVw14xbePRtiE5TEWnH5R&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARD2iUB7r-SOtmSWuF_xFZ2lm5Oyl4JsN7N3uVOBcDeQEqw37T6U8eQBnpPwHFLgkAC6EBQNGNB_t...
by shoot999
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton
Replies: 109
Views: 13331

Re: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton

There's the old adage, "Be careful what you wish for..." If Ferrari were to entice Hamilton to join them, there would be no more excuses concerning the car. Putting Hamilton in the car will expose every weakness in the Ferrari for the world to see. Better to develop Ferrari drivers organically. Tha...
by shoot999
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 18557

Re: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Drivers shouldn't really need reminding that they aren't allowed to break the rules. Surely people can see the current situation where race control instruct the drivers which of the rules they will actually impose and where. Edit - I don't blame the drivers as much as I do the stewarding for the cu...