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by Exediron
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toyota's new Le Mans Hypercar gets a shakedown.
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Toyota's new Le Mans Hypercar gets a shakedown.

It looks an awful lot like an LMP1 car. Not that I have anything against the old LMP1 machines, but I was expecting something more... roadcar like, I suppose. To me that looks like a prototype, not a hypercar.
by Exediron
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 162
Views: 1572

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

Can you imagine Schumacher would allow such a detailed debrief to be given to the likes of Irvine, Barrichello or Massa? Hamilton's willingness to be open strengthens the teammates that are willing and able to learn from him. I don't think Hamilton had anything to do with that, and I highly doubt h...
by Exediron
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 162
Views: 1572

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

Why are we saying Schumacher's crash with Bruno was Schumacher's fault? It was a carbon copy of Max/Ricciardo at Baku, the driver in front was weaving in the braking zone. It was Bruno's fault. A lot of people think that one was Ricciardo's fault, to be fair. I think Barcelona was a 50/50 incident....
by Exediron
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers and Covid-19
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: F1 drivers and Covid-19

It strikes me as a little high, yeah. But I don't know what percentage of the population who's living an F1-style life (traveling, going to parties, etc.) has caught it. I reckon it would be higher than the overall average.
by Exediron
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!
Replies: 44
Views: 2351

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

I think we can assume the primary black part is not the final livery. But if the blue-white-red color stripes are real, I think that could be part of a very striking and different livery... if they execute it well.
by Exediron
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 162
Views: 1572

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

Going by the metric of 'who did he have to beat to win his WDCs', I think both of them actually come off looking surprisingly poor -- but Hamilton not really any worse than Schumacher. SCHUMACHER 1994: Hill and a rotating cast of weak teammates 1995: Hill, Herbert Damon Hill is one of the weakest WD...
by Exediron
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which drivers will we see full-time in F1 again?
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Which drivers won't we see full-time in F1 again?

I think probably Albon, and only Albon. But it could easily be none of them.
by Exediron
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 162
Views: 1572

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

If Hamilton and McLaren had been perfect in 2009, Hamilton could have won the title that year, although by a narrower margin than by Max could have in 2020. In fact, 2011 and 2013 were harder years than 2009 for Hamilton to win in. Are you serious about that? 2009? If Hamilton had won all 8 consecu...
by Exediron
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grosjean's Horrific Crash (Bahrain 2020) [Merged]
Replies: 64
Views: 4362

Re: Grosjean's Horrific Crash (Bahrain 2020) [Merged]

Yowch! Nice to see he's recovering well, but that still looks awfully nasty.
by Exediron
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 162
Views: 1572

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

pokerman wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:40 pm
You've clearly changed the subject from drivers onto cars.
This is Formula 1... it's all about the cars.
by Exediron
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 162
Views: 1572

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

KingVoid wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:12 am
Schumacher-Barrichello-Button-Hamilton is probably the best cross comparison we have between prime Schumacher and Hamilton, and it points to Schumacher as the superior driver.
Out of curiosity, since I haven't done the numbers myself, what does it say?
by Exediron
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars 2020 results
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars 2020 results

I tend to think that, of all the places where I see voting on driver performance, these threads are the most accurate. The noise from people just voting for their favorite driver is quite impressively low, indicating that you've managed to make a thread on the internet where people take the result s...
by Exediron
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!
Replies: 44
Views: 2351

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

Is it confirmed all these companies will be leaving Aston Martin? Seems like a big financial blow to the team. Several of those are Perez's personal sponsors, and BWT is obviously being replaced by a different title sponsor. That said, I do assume it's a net loss. It's hard to see Cognizant putting...
by Exediron
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 162
Views: 1572

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Most of Schumacher's contemporaries were slightly below the level of Button, while Hamilton competed against Alonso and Vettel as well. I don't see Schumacher doing that much better than Hamilton in a McLaren although he would likely have finished ahead of Jenson in 2011. I'm gonna be a bit controv...
by Exediron
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 162
Views: 1572

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Most of Schumacher's contemporaries were slightly below the level of Button, while Hamilton competed against Alonso and Vettel as well. I don't see Schumacher doing that much better than Hamilton in a McLaren although he would likely have finished ahead of Jenson in 2011. I'm gonna be a bit controv...
by Exediron
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!
Replies: 44
Views: 2351

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

UnlikeUday wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:13 pm
Cognizant (as predicted) is the new title sponsor for Aston Martin!
Well, I personally wasn't cognizant of that prediction, so it's news to me.
by Exediron
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 986504

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

tootsie323 wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:00 am
So, in short - he has demonstrated his talent in a lesser car.
Well, lesser by some very lofty standards. Hamilton has never spent a season in a car incapable of winning a race on merit -- something that precious few other WDCs can say.
by Exediron
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 986504

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

2010 was joint-second best car with Ferrari 2013 was joint-second best car with Ferrari and Lotus I don't think so. I think Lotus had the clear second-best car, and the superior driving of Alonso, Hamilton, and Rosberg made it look different than it was. Consider this. Throughout their time at Ferr...
by Exediron
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 986504

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Now watching him battle it out with people in 3rd 4th or 5th when he is in a lesser car but with more talent, that would be exciting. Lol you know he's already done that between 2006-2020. In 2006 he was still in GP2, and from 2014 on he has never had anything but the 1st or 2nd best car. I would s...
by Exediron
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 F1 Champion Prediction Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 780

Re: 2021 F1 Champion Prediction Thread

Banana Man wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:56 pm
It will be Lewis Hamilton, you'd be a fool to bet on anything else. He will have the best car and comfortably have the beating of Bottas.
:thumbup:
by Exediron
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mercedes unbeatable?
Replies: 104
Views: 9484

Re: Is Mercedes unbeatable?

2008: Goes to Red Bull. Doesn't win the title, but probably wins a race or two. As much as I wish Alonso had more titles deserving of his talent. I don't see a sensible universe when Alonso moves to a plucky midfield team with no wins. Newey was pretty much the only reason to move there and only in...
by Exediron
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mercedes unbeatable?
Replies: 104
Views: 9484

Re: Is Mercedes unbeatable?

Clark and Senna both clearly would have won more titles if their lives had not ended so abruptly, while Alonso just made terrible career moves, he turned down Red Bull for 2008 for instance, also Alonso didn't have the same standing in the sport as Clark or Senna were he could force himself into th...
by Exediron
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 709
Views: 58229

Re: Silly Season 2021

You think it's laughable? Really? I mean does he have the proven resume Hamilton does? No. But to say it's laughable.... Is well..... Laughable.... Be careful you may be laughing. 23 times next year. It obviously would weaken Mercedes which I imagine is probably preferable? Yep! All the way to the ...
by Exediron
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!
Replies: 29
Views: 1367

Re: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!

Despite criticism of Bottas this is exactly the same set up that both Red Bull and Ferrari want, I'm not sure that either Perez or Sainz will get the same level of criticism after being able to achieve little better than Bottas against their respective teammates. If Leclerc or Verstappen was winnin...
by Exediron
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 986504

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

mikeyg123 wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:24 pm
On another note I know Hill lived in Ireland in his racing days. I can find no record of him living in Monaco but happy to be corrected.
I believe you are correct. Ireland is still a tax haven, however, so the point does generally stand.
by Exediron
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!
Replies: 29
Views: 1367

Re: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!

I didn't want to go the A>B>C thread but that suggests that Verstappen beats a prime Alonso quite easily, well at least in qualifying. I think that's what I'd expect, to be honest. The numbers suggest that both Verstappen and Leclerc are a decent margin faster than Alonso's peak in qualifying pace ...
by Exediron
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 709
Views: 58229

Re: Silly Season 2021

Gene was paying out of his own pocket anyway so if the deal did go belly up it wouldn't change the position he was in. You mean 'Gene spends hundred f****** million a year of his own f****** money'. https://d3cm515ijfiu6w.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/30070842/Guenther-Steiner-not-happy...
by Exediron
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 709
Views: 58229

Re: Silly Season 2021

The only thing about the 8th title is that they all weren't in a Merc. So that diminishes the value of it from Mercs standpoint other than he was in their car when he did it. Mercedes and Hamilton have both expressed in the past the opinion that they all count for Mercedes, since he won all of them...
by Exediron
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 709
Views: 58229

Re: Silly Season 2021

Or maybe another conspiracy theory long shot but what if Red Bull is playing chess here. Red Bull signs Perez for "relatively" cheap. This takes away Hamiltons leverage because there is nowhere to go. It enables Mercedes to really lowball Hamilton with Russell. Hamilton plays hardball, Merc signs R...
by Exediron
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!
Replies: 29
Views: 1367

Re: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!

Renault could be 5th or 1st depending on how good the returning Alonso is. If he's as good as he was before it's the strongest lineup. A strong shout for 5th but Ocon didn't look that great last year to suggest a possible 1st, two drivers with question marks. Well if we agree Red Bull is the chief ...
by Exediron
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Perez perform against Max?
Replies: 58
Views: 3524

Re: How will Perez perform against Max?

The most recent obvious was Kvyat’s unwarranted and unjustified demotion for Verstappen, only to ensure another team didn’t snap him up and to keep the snotty kid happy so that he wouldn’t want to go elsewhere. Fact: Max Verstappen at that time had already signed a Red Bull contract for the followi...
by Exediron
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 986504

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Sir Lewis. Well earned. I hope the commentators don’t call him that though. Is it though? Many ways of looking at that. In my opinion yes. It's inline with what other sportsmen get honoured for. I assume any question of the justification for Lewis' knighthood would also question any other sporting ...
by Exediron
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2544

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 inc...
by Exediron
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers, December 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2086

Re: Rank the Drivers, December 2020

I voted Sainz, Norris, and Bottas lower than the consensus, and Gasly higher. For the first 6, I have them in exactly the same order. Hulkenberg was my other driver in the top ten instead of Bottas. I can't see voting Leclerc first on the strength of this season. His speed was excellent -- and I per...
by Exediron
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2544

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

Edit: I've just had a quick look at your 2019 Leclerc/Vettel numbers because they are much more in favour for Leclerc than mine and I immediately so a difference at Baku. I threw the data out because Leclerc crashed in Q2 where you gave it to Leclerc by 0.603%, Leclerc crashing basically then stops...
by Exediron
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which of these 5 drivers will finish the best?
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Which of these 5 drivers will finish the best?

I see this as depending almost entirely on which car is the best, but I think it will come down to one of the three who is who is a 'lead' driver: Alonso, Ricciardo, or Vettel. Vettel is most likely to have the best car; I think Racing Point had the best midfield car this season, and are likely to h...
by Exediron
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2544

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

Ok that's fair enough, I do think there's more to it then just throwing all the numbers into a grinder and seeing what comes out, I say this in particular because you used wet qualifying sessions which I suspect might cause one or two problems. Wet qualifying sessions don't cause any particular pro...
by Exediron
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 986504

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

I think this is just your version of how both Mercedes and Hamilton will be remembered, I've not seen one driver ranking that places Verstappen above Hamilton. Hamilton at the moment is analogous to Schumacher from around 2004. Nobody rated Alonso higher than him at the time. Fast forward a couple ...
by Exediron
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2544

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

INITIAL PREDICTION FOR VETTEL / STROLL And now on to the final initial prediction! Having already gathered all the possible data for the paths that can link Stroll to Vettel, I'll be presenting all three here at the same time, although I only expect to use two of them. First up, Vettel / Raikkonen ...
by Exediron
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2544

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

Moving on to laying the groundwork for the Aston Martin comparison, I've now added Stroll / Massa and Stroll / Perez to my data set. Obviously, Stroll / Massa was a one year partnership in Stroll's rookie season. It was an extremely one-sided comparison (easily the most lopsided I've done yet), and ...