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by WHoff78
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 170
Views: 1901

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

I get the impression that Hamilton is perhaps less ruthless than Schumacher was. I think he embraces the competition and is fairly comfortable working in a transparent environment and accepting that his team mates are closer to him, but also therefore both drivers and the team as a whole is more co...
by WHoff78
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 170
Views: 1901

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

I get the impression that Hamilton is perhaps less ruthless than Schumacher was. I think he embraces the competition and is fairly comfortable working in a transparent environment and accepting that his team mates are closer to him, but also therefore both drivers and the team as a whole is more co...
by WHoff78
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 170
Views: 1901

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

I get the impression that Hamilton is perhaps less ruthless than Schumacher was. I think he embraces the competition and is fairly comfortable working in a transparent environment and accepting that his team mates are closer to him, but also therefore both drivers and the team as a whole is more com...
by WHoff78
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 170
Views: 1901

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

You've clearly changed the subject from drivers onto cars. This is Formula 1... it's all about the cars. But you can still clearly have discussions about which cars are better and which drivers are better. One however is much more subjective. We can all agree that Mercedes have done a pretty decent...
by WHoff78
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 170
Views: 1901

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

I've stayed out of this for the most part as the arguments are all over the place, but to pokerman's point it seems like some are asking whether driver's from Hamilton's Mercedes era (who had a car capable of competing for the title) are stronger than the best drivers who competed against Schumacher...
by WHoff78
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2563

Re: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread

And just to be clear that is in no way meant as a slight against the models or efforts that going into the comparison for which I appreciate the effort. It's just something to consider, but ultimately agree you could never really quantify it when developing comparisons in this way.
by WHoff78
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2563

Re: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread

Some interesting comments from Andrea Stella recently regarding the McLaren drivers that I'm posting here because it is clearly another variable that affects the time gaps between drivers at different teams, to one degree or another - 'The level of collaboration between the two of them has been incr...
by WHoff78
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2563

Re: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread

The Alonso to Ocon comparison/chain is the sort of thing that leads me to suspect that some teams/seasons you will see much tighter gaps between the drivers because of how they operate. And it may be as simple as a confidence thing and how they manage the drivers, but I'd guess it is much more compl...
by WHoff78
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2563

Re: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread

Would be interesting to know any of these numbers give any indication as to whether certain teams favour a lead driver or equal driver policy at all. I guess in reality even that world vary from season to season though depending on the team mate and the specific scenario for each season (whether a t...
by WHoff78
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3044

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

I would have much more enjoyed to see Russell in the Mercedes at the weekend but Hamilton finished one place behind Bottas, and right behind him on the track? He was clearly more than fit enough to be back in the car and understandable that he'd want to see out his record breaking season on the track.
by WHoff78
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 10127

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

Everyone is looking in the wrong direction, the point is with Bottas making errors Verstappen should have capitalised and been top. He's been bested by Russell in a car thats brand new to him, must be a little red faced I'd have thought. Verstappen knows there is work to do at this point because th...
by WHoff78
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BRREAKING NEWS. LEWIS HAMILTON OUT OF THE SAKHIR GP THIS WEEKEND.
Replies: 104
Views: 4755

Re: BRREAKING NEWS. LEWIS HAMILTON OUT OF THE SAKHIR GP THIS WEEKEND.

I believe there are some rules/limitations around switching drivers between teams multiple times are there not? Perhaps Ocon will get the nod in AD - sure that would upset people again, although I imagine Renault wouldn't allow that one having Mercedes effectively "ended" there relationship with the...
by WHoff78
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BRREAKING NEWS. LEWIS HAMILTON OUT OF THE SAKHIR GP THIS WEEKEND.
Replies: 104
Views: 4755

Re: BRREAKING NEWS. LEWIS HAMILTON OUT OF THE SAKHIR GP THIS WEEKEND.

I think it'd be great to see what Russell can do in a competitive car, and then stick Vandoorne in the Williams. I don't think Merc have that level of power over the contracts though. Only mild symptoms for Hamilton which is good to hear. It would be interesting, but wouldn't be sensible IMO. There...
by WHoff78
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7389

Re: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Sounds like a lot of complaints about the 2021 tyres from the drivers. Have no issues with them trying to push things in the right direction, and is really quite frustrating if Pirelli can't provide what they are asked to but really don't think the drivers should be able to veto the new tyres so hop...
by WHoff78
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Turkish Grand Prix
Replies: 35
Views: 1777

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

I thought it was a measured and assured races from Perez. He didn’t panic in the early phases and defended well against Max, and managed the tyres well as the conditions changed. Stroll dropped back pretty quickly towards the end showing just how important it was to keep the car in the window. As fo...
by WHoff78
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 5402

Re: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Reading the reports on Norris and Stroll, I'm struggling to see the difference between the two incidents? One is the pole sensation with lots of publicity, the other one not. Easy to see - it is a commercial decision as so many others in modern F1. Thats what it seems but normally they would be a l...
by WHoff78
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 5402

Re: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Reading the reports on Norris and Stroll, I'm struggling to see the difference between the two incidents?
by WHoff78
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 and recent safety concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: F1 and recent safety concerns

How about closing the pit lane immediately after calling a virtual safety car when it is widely known that teams will of course make a quick call to pit in this scenario, especially if the timing coincides with the teams pit windows. Let’s ignore the outcome, because that is done and irrelevant look...
by WHoff78
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 9459

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

Whilst Formula One remains a sport that has its goal posts moved from season to season, and the very nature of the championship change from one year to the next, I think it is safe to assume records are there to be broken. For example - 92 race wins seems a lot? How about if we go from having 21 lo...
by WHoff78
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 9459

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

Whilst Formula One remains a sport that has its goal posts moved from season to season, and the very nature of the championship change from one year to the next, I think it is safe to assume records are there to be broken. For example - 92 race wins seems a lot? How about if we go from having 21 lo...
by WHoff78
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 9459

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

One of the most intriguing things about F1 has always been the difficulty in comparing the top drivers to one another. The best comparison is often considering team mates, but while it might be possible for some like Button or Bottas to get very close to Hamilton when sharing data in a transparent a...
by WHoff78
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 9459

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

That's a great point. Clearly things are not competitive enough currently but I hope they don't stray to far from the DNA of f1.
by WHoff78
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 9459

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

Some are very optimistic if they believe that all the cars could be equal after 2022? To me, that's not optimistic at all. I think a future in which F1 cars are all equal is a bleak future. I'd like to see the gap between the top team(s) and the rest close up, but the midfield is as equal as I'd wa...
by WHoff78
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 9459

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

Some are very optimistic if they believe that all the cars could be equal after 2022? I truly hope things are tightened up a lot and the gaps come down meaning through a season so that many will get a shot at the odd win and certainly podium but would still be very surprised if there are more than 3...
by WHoff78
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 7172

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Looks like the gap is closing to Mercedes in qualifying and with them already stopping development of this year's car could lead to some decent races at the end of the year even if the championships are all but over. Assume Hamilton was the only driver to go for two laps at the end? With everything...
by WHoff78
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 7172

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Looks like the gap is closing to Mercedes in qualifying and with them already stopping development of this year's car could lead to some decent races at the end of the year even if the championships are all but over. Assume Hamilton was the only driver to go for two laps at the end? With everything ...
by WHoff78
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 9459

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

I have to say that I do think that it is as satisfying that people are caveating the records before he has even broken them outright, and with no idea of how high the bar will be set before he has finished, and what he may achieve as he closes out his career, as it it is frustrating that he and Merc...
by WHoff78
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 9459

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

It's a nice thought because it means a more even playing field and a much more competitive series. I hope this is what we see after 2022, but I would not be surprised if a team starts the season with a decent advantage which is locked in due to the budget caps. This has often been the way in F1 and ...
by WHoff78
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6513

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

https://www.racefans.net/2020/10/21/lawrence-stroll-positive-covid-19/ Raises suspicions that this team maybe hasn't been as careful as others. Personnel "will now have to test negative on-site before entering the paddock". Does this mean that they effectively test on the spot now, and receive almo...
by WHoff78
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 719
Views: 58801

Re: Silly Season 2021

It's definitely unfortunate that in the time that it seems the situation may have changed at Williams both Bottas and Vettel's contracts have been tied up, but over that same time period is it not fair to say that Latifi has started looking more competitive relative to Russell? Perhaps I haven't bee...
by WHoff78
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How F1 should ultimately be formatted [MERGED]
Replies: 105
Views: 4614

Re: Race weekend format

Interesting that the Mercedes and Red Bull drivers were both happy with the lack of practice and then we saw a chasm between those two teams and the rest of the field. I know that's not completely unusual but seemed perhaps even wider than normal this weekend. All for scaling things back as long as ...
by WHoff78
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 5629

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Cold, wet, foggy and damp, no problems for Valteri today then! Although not in the wet, I think low grip situations such as when it is cold often allow Bottas to close up to Hamilton. That makes sense, but only because typically some of the overheating issues(tyres, brakes) which can sometimes be c...
by WHoff78
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 5327

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Saw the good and the bad of Lewis today. It was a messy qualifying for him and he definitely put himself on the back foot in Q1 and Q2. Mistakes that you don't see to often these days - I think win number 91 could be bringing out a few nerves. Q3 he showed the brilliance though. Hopefully set up for...
by WHoff78
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 95577

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)

I do expect that by the end of Max's career it will become clear that he is right up there. But I do think Red Bull have more interest in show casing their drivers as the stars because it is good for the brand, whereas a team like Mercedes have more to gain from having as little as possible between ...
by WHoff78
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings
Replies: 89
Views: 5872

Re: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings

Regarding the 4 mentioned above, I think we still need to see more from LeClerc, let alone Russell. Not that he could have done more to date, I just feel he's difficult to judge. I actually think that there may be little between him and Vettel with both operating at their peak and with full support ...
by WHoff78
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings
Replies: 89
Views: 5872

Re: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings

In recent years other strong qualifiers have come to the fore like Verstappen, Leclerc, Ricciardo and Russell, Verstappen and Leclerc obviously very strong, Ricciardo very good but he did get beat by Verstappen, Russell still unproven at a higher level. Beyond these 4 then you really are starting t...
by WHoff78
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings
Replies: 89
Views: 5872

Re: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings

In fairness he did also point out that qualifying was an area he had to work on this season, so that does validate your point somewhat! I think that comment is more short-term and relative to Bottas though, and you could say so far so good for 2020. Wherever you land, for the success he's had, his h...
by WHoff78
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings
Replies: 89
Views: 5872

Re: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings

It's weird to say given his huge number of poles but qualifying is probably Hamilton's biggest weakness. Can’t say I agree with this – although I do think over the last 5+ years his consistency on Sunday has improved steadily. He just doesn’t make many mistakes these days, although arguably is raci...
by WHoff78
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?
Replies: 266
Views: 12498

Re: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?

I find it quite interesting how many people think that hiring from the outside for Red Bull would be admitting failure in their driver program. Verstappen is clearly a pretty special talent and on pure pace hard to dispute that he is as good as any. I don’t think it is even particularly surprising t...
by WHoff78
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings
Replies: 89
Views: 5872

Re: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings

The rankings are always going to be open to interpretation and heavily influenced by the teammate. Bottas probably does get a tough ride. Hamilton is expected to be on pole/win and is therefore often held to a higher standard, and people looking to find faults. Bottas is compared against him and wil...