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by SmoothRide
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8522

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

TheGiantHogweed wrote:Team mate collisions so rarely get investigated further.
I always find that odd. Presumably incidents are investigated because of dangerous driving. Does it somehow make it NOT dangerous when it's between teammates?
by SmoothRide
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 11841

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

What's the point of having rain tires if they can't even qualify during normal rain conditions? If I wanted to watch a sport with zero risk, I would tune in to curling. Perhaps F1 drivers should be paid like curling players?
by SmoothRide
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 24167

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

UnlikeUday wrote:Here the picture tells a different story:

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Source - Imgur
This graph makes it look like Ferrari is actually the best car, they were just running low PU settings.
by SmoothRide
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 77981

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

I get the impression that Ferrari lost something but it wasn't necessarily pure horsepower. They were still fast in the speed traps at Abu Dhabi and vettel had fastest times in sectors 1 and 2 in qualifying. It was the twisty third sector where they were slow both in quali and the race. Looking back...
by SmoothRide
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 30319

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Regarding the Ferrari crash, it has to be on Vettel. He moved across. I've got to say though that the contact was very slight and it's unfortunate for those involved that it resulted in so much damage. Several drivers made moves today that easily could have resulted in crashes and it was mostly down...
by SmoothRide
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 33453

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

They were consecutive races, and very recent, so I don't see how that is so "unique". If I only picked them in a Fibonacci sequence or something, then that would be different. I just want to say the only thing that really counts are consistent performances in calendar seasons. Why? There were no ma...
by SmoothRide
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 33453

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

But that is exactly the point, if he is happy with top 5 finishes he is doing brilliant I just said that he isn't happy to finish anything lower than 1st. The one chink in his armor used to be a lack of consistency. Many people said that he is fast enough, but too wild and erratic to win a WDC. He ...
by SmoothRide
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 33453

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

I think most people are basing their views on the totality and trajectory of the current season. So the 2019 season, rather than your unique 'exactly a full season'. They were consecutive races, and very recent, so I don't see how that is so "unique". If I only picked them in a Fibonacci sequence o...
by SmoothRide
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 33453

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

This thread is utter nonsense. Between Belgium last year and Hungary this year, a span of 21 races (so exactly a full season), Max had 21 straight finishes of 5th or better, including 3 wins and 4 second places. In the 3rd best car. Aside from Hamilton, nobody on the grid is as fast and as consisten...
by SmoothRide
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 37255

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

With 10 laps to go, Lewis was 7.5 seconds in front of Valteri. He had a bunch of lapped cars to get through in that moment but then Valteri would eventually have to go through that traffic himself. I honestly think it's very unlikely that Valteri would have won the race had Lewis stayed out. Closin...
by SmoothRide
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 37255

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

So while we all saw that he moved before the lights went out, there is clearly a tolerance built in to the sensor and his movement did not exceed it. [/color] EXCEPT that there is NOTHING in the rules about any such "tolerance" - it is only in the imagination of the stewards ! Unless, of course, if...
by SmoothRide
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 13129

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Slightly OT, but was watching the Sky pre-qualy show's interview with Kubica - it was the first time I'd seen the reality of his right arm. Really shocked me that it lacked muscle, looked largely limp, and as if he'd have little grip. Really puts into impressive perspective that he can capably driv...
by SmoothRide
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 13129

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Johnson wrote:Bottas himself only lost WDC points once, Russia 2018.
How about the last race at Singapore where Bottas would have finished ahead if the team did not tell him to slow down by 3 seconds per lap?
by SmoothRide
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 28376

Re: It's not the car, it's Lewis!

One thing for sure is that this is a surprising and comprehensive beatdown in qualifying from Leclerc that Vettel is being bombarded by. Leclerc just looks straight up quicker in raw one lap pace and by a large margin. Leclerc is quicker, there is no doubt about that. Vettel seems oddly uncomfortab...
by SmoothRide
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 13129

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

well that is disapointing from Bottas I thought it would be incridibly likely he would beat hamilton here, but he seems to finding it tricky today compared to yesterday. Hopefully his race pace will still be decent. He's somehow catfished Mercedes into giving him another contract. Now that is secur...
by SmoothRide
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 29039

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Paolo_Lasardi wrote: Are they investigating Vettel - who did the same in an earlier run - as well?
Vettel locked up his wheels under braking. Perhaps it could be argued that he did it deliberately, but how would you prove it?
by SmoothRide
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 29039

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

I don't think any new rules are needed. This is a Monza specific issue and I bet teams will play it safer next time around with when they leave the pits.
by SmoothRide
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 29039

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

If you watch the Ferrari's and Mercs were trying to get past but the track was blocked. That was only for a short moment. There was plenty of time to get around slow cars. It's just that no one was in a hurry to do that. Alternatively, they could have left the pits a minute earlier and this farce w...
by SmoothRide
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F3 Monza Crash - all seems OK though.
Replies: 59
Views: 8079

Re: F3 Monza Crash - all seems OK though.

Jezza13 wrote:

That's unbelievable.

Very lucky boy & very lucky marshals.
The physics in this game are awful (2/10).
by SmoothRide
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indycar - Double Points for Final Race???
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

Re: Indycar - Double Points for Final Race???

I much prefer this idea than going to a "Playoff" system like Nascar and the NHRA have gone to. This I totally agree with. I don't think it's a coincidence that Nascar began losing popularity right after introducing the play-off system. They have since doubled down several times making the rules ev...
by SmoothRide
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Carlos Sainz is quietly having a great season
Replies: 46
Views: 7546

Re: Carlos Sainz is quietly having a great season

I think both McLaren drivers are having a decent season and are pretty well matched, it’s just that Norris can’t catch a break. Hydraulic failure in France Safety car ruined his strategy in Silverstone Suspension failure in Canada Engine failure in Spa Engine failure in Germany I reckon that cost h...
by SmoothRide
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen / Kimi turn one collision
Replies: 196
Views: 19257

Re: Verstappen / Kimi turn one collision

I've presented a pretty simple solution to deal with the chaos of the first corner, and that is to simply hold your line and don't switch lines through turn 1 if you aren't clear of the pack. Kimi didn't do this even though it is common sense to do this and other drivers did this, so he is at fault...
by SmoothRide
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Carlos Sainz is quietly having a great season
Replies: 46
Views: 7546

Carlos Sainz is quietly having a great season

I haven't been following drivers standings that closely this season, but I just noticed that with 58 points Calros Sainz is by far the "best of the rest" and in 7th place in the WDC. His teammate, Lando Norris, currently sits at 24 and the next driver after Sainz is Kvyat with only 33. It hasn't bee...
by SmoothRide
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 28376

Re: It's not the car, it's Lewis!

When it comes to Max's mistakes, he made a few over his time in F1, including last season, but a certain point last year they stopped. Since then he has accumulated 21 straight top 5 finishes. He has turned from a fast driver into a fast and consistent one.
by SmoothRide
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 39475

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

So there seems to be a lot of discussions about stewards decision regarding penalties. I think they actually got it right today. Hamilton's penalty is crystal clear and by the rule book. People are saying that what he did was safer than driving around a full lap with a damaged car and probably that ...
by SmoothRide
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84356

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

No radical idea is needed. Just remove the dependence on aero by mandating small and simple wings. It will allow cars to follow closely and overtake without DRS assistance. DRS could then be reduced in scope or even eliminated entirely at some tracks.
by SmoothRide
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 45138

Re: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

How they lack the pace, Ferrari are the favorites, red bull is really fast, how they don't know where Ferrari is getting its speed from, all up until Q2 when they "find" a way to either narrow the gap that existed to that point or outright beat Ferrari. Then there were the two races where Ferrari w...
by SmoothRide
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 45138

Re: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

Predictable Mercedes sweep. It's unlikely they can be touched in the race unless there are unusual circumstances.
by SmoothRide
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 45138

Re: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

Struggling to get my head around the difference between one lap and race pace. It’s a 1.5s swing between Ferrari and Mercedes! These comparisons are meaningless as one lap can be set on fumes. Race pace based on longer runs is more indicative. It appears that Mercedes has the better car so I expect...
by SmoothRide
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 16461

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Greenman wrote:.

Am I meant to be surprised that for the 1,000th Grand Prix the Ferrari second driver is having problems, whilst their number 1 is not ?

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Yes, I am sure that they are deliberately sabotaging themselves. It makes perfect sense.
by SmoothRide
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22244

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

We have also seen Alonso do a fantastic job racing in F1 as well, so can it not be that Alonso is an exceptional driver, something I had already stated. Sorry, I am confused. Did I in any way imply that Alonso is not a great driver, period? I simply pointed out that he was able to transition not ju...
by SmoothRide
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22244

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

Can we be sure that drivers are indeed a tier above the top Indy Car drivers. I am not convinced. Just because they have been successful in F1 and it's feeder series does not mean that they are better, only that they have focused on a different path. Many Indy Car drivers have been successful in th...
by SmoothRide
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 16461

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

ReservoirDog wrote:Ferrari pole by 3/10ths. RBR a further 1.2 secs behind Ferrari.
RBR has been disappointingly slow at the start of this year. Is it the Honda power unit or is the chassis not that great?
by SmoothRide
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?
Replies: 93
Views: 22244

Re: those that are indycar AND formula 1 fans, Best drivers?

I think the top guys in F1 really are the best open wheel racers. The likes of Hamilton, Alonso, Vettel, Verstappen, and now also probably LeClerc have been successful in every racing series they participated in, and of course they are top material in F1 as well. The best drivers end up in the best ...
by SmoothRide
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Starting numbers in 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 7092

Re: Starting numbers in 2019

I would pick 69.
by SmoothRide
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Post-Season Test (Pirelli 2019 Tyres)Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 11010

Re: 2018 Post-Season Test (Pirelli 2019 Tyres)Thread

Mayox wrote:Final times after first day. Stroll... :lol:
Stroll is a good driver. I think he may surprise a few people in a decent car.
by SmoothRide
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Macau Grand Prix.
Replies: 49
Views: 11849

Re: 2018 Macau Grand Prix.

So over an hour since the accident. Drivers are getting back in the cars ready to go back out. Still not one acknowledgement of the accident from the commentators. No word on Floersch's or anyone else's condition. No footage, no replays, no comments. One unbelievably massive accident & not even a w...
by SmoothRide
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018/19 Formula e car revealed.
Replies: 50
Views: 13869

Re: 2018/19 Formula e car revealed.

Pretty slick for a lawn-mower. A racing car? Not so much.
by SmoothRide
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grid Girl ban - forum poll [MERGED]
Replies: 228
Views: 64838

Re: Grid Girl ban - forum poll [MERGED]

Maybe in 10 or 20 years time, we will look back and wonder why we ever had grid girls and how disrespectful that was and how it sent a very mixed message to young girls about their value in society ? Is it disrespectful to a woman that she performs a job that she chose (very happily), via her own f...