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by WHoff78
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance
Replies: 96
Views: 2821

Re: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance

Looking at last years rankings Perez was at #5 and Bottas was at #10, put Perez in a top car and then he drops down to #12 one place below Bottas. https://forum.planetf1.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16165 That’s what I call “Verstappen tax” :) Gasly is currently rated as a top 5 driver of the season on ...
by WHoff78
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance
Replies: 96
Views: 2821

Re: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance

Hamilton and Verstappen have been on another level this season. Hoping for more of the same. Have loved watching Norris's performances as well but he is not under the same pressure. The two title contenders have pushed each other all the way, forced each other to make mistakes and also both played t...
by WHoff78
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 783
Views: 21708

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Presents a good opportunity for the Bulls to take their engine penalty hit as well. It's an intersting point. It's practically impossible to get through a season without engine and other replacement penalties and it must feature in every team's game plan for the year. Go harder with kit you don't m...
by WHoff78
Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 783
Views: 21708

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

I certainly don't think that Norris did anything wrong, but I do also believe that he very much contributed to bottas' mistake. He cut across right in front which is fine I think but it still left bottas in a very tough position with no where really to go. The loss of down force wouldn't have helped...
by WHoff78
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 234
Views: 13345

Re: Silly Season 2022

Honestly you are both right. Yes, most teams are not going to pay a driver out of his contract. But, if you were to expect this from any team/drivers next season the situation for latifi makes this a reasonable bet. The one thing in his favor, other than the contract, is that Williams may decide the...
by WHoff78
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 26306

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

This is Max being Max, not willing to give an inch even when it's clear he's at a disadvantage and relying on intimidation to force the other guy to lift because there's no way he's going to yield, but in this instance, he tried to intimidate the wrong driver on the wrong day, whilst helping said d...
by WHoff78
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 234
Views: 13345

Re: Silly Season 2022

If only it were that simple. In a season where Red Bull have had the upper hand due to rule changes Merc only trail by 8pts and 4pts in each championship. I know bottas can have his ups and downs but given the position he is in, despite what many will say, Merc will be hard pressed to find a better ...
by WHoff78
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 234
Views: 13345

Re: Silly Season 2022

Yeah you are right. I am still confident that it will make them weaker rather than Stronger. I think Merc probably know that as well, which makes it a tough call, but it's fair that it would certainly be more entertaining.
by WHoff78
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 234
Views: 13345

Re: Silly Season 2022

Good points. If it's possible to extract him from his Merc contract would Russell take a Red Bull drive in 2022 or would he wait for Merc to see if they came back in 2023. On one hand the Merc drive is the better option. On the other there is no guarantee Merc won't pass on him again. RB are a 1 dr...
by WHoff78
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 26306

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

I am curious as to the thoughts on this overtake, probably Verstappen's most famous overtake, on Leclerc at Austria, the move that defined "hard racing" Here, he was further back on entry to the corner, doesn't make the apex (much farther than Hamilton), makes contact with Leclerc and deliberately ...
by WHoff78
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 16269

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Other than teammate wars I’ve not seen too much discussion on the Kimi-Perez incident towards the end, but interested to hear peoples views on this one. Seem to be similarities with some of the penalties at Austria but the outcome was different. I would argue that racing incident is fair, but based ...
by WHoff78
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 16269

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Not sure if you're being serious? I don't think we saw Lewis turn in to Max at any point? We saw Max turn in to Lewis but not the other way around? Lewis got on the radio. Asked how Max was. Was told he's okay. You expect him not to celebrate a race win at Silverstone? Red Bull and Max have shown t...
by WHoff78
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 26306

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Do you think you or Alonso is better qualified to judge the unique situation? I'd say the stewards, because they have the data and telemetry. It amazes me how you continue to jump towards appeal for authority even when the ultimate authority gave Hamilton a penalty. Assume you agree that a 10s pena...
by WHoff78
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 26306

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

I don't think it's a free pass. I agree that both could have done more to avoid the incident. It takes two to tango. Max is generally very aggressive and he gives Hamilton the absolute bare minimum on the approach straight. He makes it as hard as he can for Hamilton - hard but fair, but neither are...
by WHoff78
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 26306

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Guess I made my point if you have switched to arguing about different incidents now.
by WHoff78
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 26306

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

I don't think it's a free pass. I agree that both could have done more to avoid the incident. It takes two to tango. Max is generally very aggressive and he gives Hamilton the absolute bare minimum on the approach straight. He makes it as hard as he can for Hamilton - hard but fair, but neither are ...
by WHoff78
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 26306

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

It's a racing incident. All I do know with 100% certainty, is if you switch the two drivers round so that Hamilton is the one defending on the outside, the one or two posters on here that are quite over the top in there criticism of Hamilton, would say the following: Hamilton is to aggressive on the...
by WHoff78
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint Qualifying - first impressions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1226

Re: Sprint Qualifying - first impressions?

Depends exactly what we are voting for. I enjoyed it, but more because of the variation. I would love to see it continue if they decide to keep some variation moving forward and they use this format a handful of times throughout the season. If we are talking every weekend - I prefer the current form...
by WHoff78
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 131
Views: 5556

Re: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race

Of course, it is also additional starts where the top drivers could just as easily end up going backwards.
by WHoff78
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 131
Views: 5556

Re: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race

One interesting thought is that a team/driver can perhaps take a bit more of a gamble towards race set-up than qualy in this format. Perez is out of position for Sprint Qualy tomorrow, but he can use the sprint race to get back into position, and certainly the target should be to clear the Ferrari. ...
by WHoff78
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 8551

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Sprint Qualy/Race Thread

Qualifying will be in cooler conditions than the Sprint Race and Main event with the later timing. That is the only new variable I can really see and may mix things up with some teams compromising set-up Friday evening. Agree that ultimately the sprint will act as a 'spoiler' for the race as some ha...
by WHoff78
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton Commission report published
Replies: 34
Views: 1583

Re: Hamilton Commission report published

Compelled to re-post after a little more reading, although at this time I am still only to read the interactive summary and not the full report. Think it’s important to highlight a couple of concluding paragraphs: Although this report has focused predominantly on the progression of Black people into...
by WHoff78
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton Commission report published
Replies: 34
Views: 1583

Re: Hamilton Commission report published

However, I would argue it's scope could have been broadened to other ethnic minorities. As for the last paragraph, it was the very first thought that came to me as well. It concentrates on black people (the title reads "ACCELERATING CHANGE: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport"...
by WHoff78
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 8288

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Completely agree that where possible rules should check the boxes bulleted by EPROM. But do wonder in this instance how possible that is and given the many variables in every incident - most notably the unique nature of the flow/corners of the track where the incident happens makes it hard....perhap...
by WHoff78
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 8551

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Sprint Qualy/Race Thread

Would be interested to see the a comparison of the tyre allocation on a regular weekend vs sprint qualifying weekend, but have struggled to find anything clearly set out. Basically saying how many and what sets are new for each session and returned after each session. Anyone know if that exists? I'v...
by WHoff78
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 8288

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

My biggest concern I think is that if it is a quality driver like Norris/Russell defending they will have no choice going forward and make the space, and essentially Perez (or other) in a faster car will just waltz through. But he will think twice about doing the same against someone with poorer rac...
by WHoff78
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 8288

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

There is a reason why there is more risk overtaking round the outside of the corner, and why a defending driver more actively defends the inside line. Alternatively referred to as Physics. The reason an outside move should be more difficult is because the driver on the inside has the shorter line a...
by WHoff78
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 8288

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Regarding the other scenarios - that is the choice that the defending driver needs to consider when they position themselves going into the corner. There is a reason why there is more risk overtaking round the outside of the corner, and why a defending driver more actively defends the inside line. A...
by WHoff78
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 8288

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

For me if you start to penalize Norris or other drivers in similar situations to that then it starts to swing the balance to far in favour of the overtaking driver. That’s not what I want to see personally but I can understand that there is probably some frustration from how little overtaking there...
by WHoff78
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 8288

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

For me if you start to penalize Norris or other drivers in similar situations to that then it starts to swing the balance to far in favour of the overtaking driver. That’s not what I want to see personally but I can understand that there is probably some frustration from how little overtaking there ...
by WHoff78
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 8288

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

This guy basically says the driver ahead ( ahead by any margin ) owns the racing line and can use it all. He also says lewis alex last year was different because alex was ahead, but he was only ahead due to gunning straight into ans overlapping lewis line, which at the time lewis was ahead. Fine wi...
by WHoff78
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 8288

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Finding it almost unbelievable that anyone would think Norris, and subsequently Perez, deserved a penalty for the turn 4 offs. When trying to overtake around the outside you take the risk and often it doesn’t work, what is the driver on the inside expected to do - just stop and let them past. The o...
by WHoff78
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 690
Views: 36891

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Plus....this latest iteration of Honda engine still needs to pass the durability test.....so far so good but time will tell whether they can go the distance with Merc....
by WHoff78
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 690
Views: 36891

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

At the end of the day - the people arguing that Merc were stronger last weekend...have said countless times that you are better to have a car that can qualify on pole and is faster in a straight line. That is the car that Red Bull, Max and Perez had. And going forward that advantage is not going to...
by WHoff78
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 690
Views: 36891

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

So... Nobody able to explain AMUS finding Red Bull the fastest car but Verstappen performing better than Hamilton and Perez performing better than Bottas then? Despite The Red Bull drivers having a better strategy and according to AMUS a better car yet only finished a few seconds ahead. Unless that...
by WHoff78
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 690
Views: 36891

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

At the end of the day - the people arguing that Merc were stronger last weekend...have said countless times that you are better to have a car that can qualify on pole and is faster in a straight line. That is the car that Red Bull, Max and Perez had.
by WHoff78
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 690
Views: 36891

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

So... Nobody able to explain AMUS finding Red Bull the fastest car but Verstappen performing better than Hamilton and Perez performing better than Bottas then? Despite The Red Bull drivers having a better strategy and according to AMUS a better car yet only finished a few seconds ahead. Unless that...
by WHoff78
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA to force F1 teams to slow down their pit stops
Replies: 25
Views: 1521

Re: FIA to force F1 teams to slow down their pit stops

In a word. Dreadful. Politics has degraded this sport repeatedly. Nobody has the cojones to stand up to the big teams when they threaten to leave and kindly direct them to the door. We'd still have compeitive privateers if the powers at be had stood up in the past. I remember being extremely uncomf...
by WHoff78
Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 690
Views: 36891

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

So... Nobody able to explain AMUS finding Red Bull the fastest car but Verstappen performing better than Hamilton and Perez performing better than Bottas then? Despite The Red Bull drivers having a better strategy and according to AMUS a better car yet only finished a few seconds ahead. Unless that...
by WHoff78
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abu Dhabi changes.
Replies: 20
Views: 1167

Re: Abu Dhabi changes.

Definitely good changes but why in holy hell would someone who designs tracks for living not design this the first time. Would the thought process not be that long straight, after and followed by tight corners and heavy braking zones, increasing acceleration and braking would be better for racing/o...