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by Exediron
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 18009

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

Post-Hungary update: LECLERC / SAINZ Projected: 0.386% to 0.542% (Leclerc) Current Result: 0.205% (Leclerc) LEC 0.595% (Bahrain) LEC 0.519% (Imola) LEC 0.375% (Monaco) LEC 0.352% (Baku) LEC 0.237% (Styria) LEC 0.205% (Britain) LEC 0.141% (Spain) SAI 0.063% (Austria) SAI 0.161% (France) SAI 0.336% (P...
by Exediron
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 8634

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021

Ah hell, the chance to be a rockstar is too much to pass up! Everyone is sticking with Verstappen, so if I take Hamilton and I'm right I'll be a genius!

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
Revised Podium Prediction

1. Lewis Hamilton
2. Max Verstappen
3. Valtteri Bottas
by Exediron
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 95
Views: 3963

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

Sainz is close enough to Leclerc that he could make things interesting if Ferrari builds a WDC-capable car, but I wouldn't say he's any closer than Rosberg was to Hamilton or Ricciardo to Verstappen. What's impressive is that it's his first year in the team. If he's not fully comfortable with the op...
by Exediron
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 665
Views: 24775

Re: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion

McLaren fan here, and I agree with the above. I'm a team-first fan, and I know plenty of others who are as well -- quite a few of them being fellow Macca lovers, so maybe we're #2 after Ferrari! The current top teams, Red Bull and Mercedes, are among the newest and least popular teams in the sport. ...
by Exediron
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em
Replies: 59
Views: 1828

Re: 2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em

I was going to joker, but I forgot...

Just as well. I'm not sure it would have been a good one! :D
by Exediron
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 8634

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021

Hard to read these practices, with FP2 featuring what are very likely to be unrepresentative conditions...

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
Podium Prediction

1. Max Verstappen
2. Lewis Hamilton
3. Valtteri Bottas

In the end, I expect business as usual to return in time for qualifying.
by Exediron
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 139
Views: 5301

Re: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?

Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:33 pm
... that stewards have only an 'interpretation' of such rules ...
That's precisely what the stewards do: interpret the rules. Their interpretation carries weight, much like a ruling from a court, but it is an interpretation. They don't write the rules.
by Exediron
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 139
Views: 5301

Re: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?

Hamilton saying hes reviewed the incident and wouldnt change a single thing about his approach. I read it as, if i went back in time id do the same again. If he intends to keep breaking the rules I hope the stewards will have a word with him. Deliberately breaking the rules is cheating after all. D...
by Exediron
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 665
Views: 24775

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

What Hamilton did to Rosberg is similar to what Max did to Hamilton in Imola, what Max did to Leclerc was different, what's interesting is I believe that Rosberg got penalised twice on that same corner for doing the same thing, once with Hamilton and then again with Max, Max does it and it's nothin...
by Exediron
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2021 Pick 10 Competition
Replies: 400
Views: 12362

Re: 2021 Pick 10 Competition

I'm expecting Verstappen to be hungry for a victory when he arrives at the Hangaroring. HUNGRY HUNGARY 1. Max Verstappen 2. Lewis Hamilton 3. Sergio Perez 4. Charles Leclerc 5. Valtteri Bottas 6. Carlos Sainz 7. Lando Norris 8. Pierre Gasly 9. Daniel Ricciardo 10. Fernando Alonso I almost predicted ...
by Exediron
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 665
Views: 24775

Re: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion

The pit lane is only closed for safety reasons, it was closed at Monza because men were in the pit lane entry pushing a broken down car. Indeed. I support having a hard line between sporting penalties (such as avoidable contact) and safety penalties. Safety penalties should be draconian; any driver...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 665
Views: 24775

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

EPROM wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:33 pm
To Siao7 (and others), what the #^@* is a "BIB"? Sorry not in my vocabulary. ;-0
Bit In Bold. It means the poster is referencing only whatever text they've bolded in the quote.
by Exediron
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 95
Views: 3963

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

Bottom line Kubica drove a car capable of challenging the championship and Ricciardo hasn't. I think it's very important to make the distinction between a circumstantial challenger and a bona fide challenger. Kubica's 2008 challenge was firmly circumstantial. Hamilton and Massa were rather inconsis...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 220
Views: 12579

Re: Silly Season 2022

I'm talking about if they look better next year with two decent drivers than they would do with one decent driver and Latifi. Could they finish higher up in the WCC if they do? Could they raise their value in the stock market? I don't think they could at present, unless their second driver has Russ...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Drivers Points/£m
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: 2021 Drivers Points/£m

I don't trust the P-F1 information (or any other, really), but I would agree that Norris is almost certainly the best value on the grid. One thing to consider -- although it would be complicated to create a formula to adjust for -- is the point earning potential of the car. It's far easier to delive...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 29
Views: 783

Re: Formula E

Not an Formula E watcher really, so please can someone explain the qualifying format? Drivers are divided into a number of groups, in order of current championship standing. Those groups go out and qualify sequentially on track, so the first six drivers in championship order qualify first, then the...
by Exediron
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 681
Views: 35512

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

KingVoid wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:42 pm
Max is still a better racer than he is a qualifier.
Repeating your opinion does not make it into a fact. You've brought forward some arguments to support your case, which is great, but statements like this really don't help anything.
by Exediron
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 665
Views: 24775

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

I readily believe Hamilton had understeer, he certainly didn't use his full steering lock. But we all know that's not necessarily what is going to help when your speed is simply too high for the line you have chosen. Which makes me wonder what his planning for overtaking at Copse on Sunday had been...
by Exediron
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 681
Views: 35512

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Nonetheless, Verstappen’s race pace is better than his qualy pace anyway. I'm not sure I agree with that. A hallmark of a driver with better race pace than qualifying would be to frequently challenge for wins in races where they were uncompetitive in qualifying, and we don't really see that from Ve...
by Exediron
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 95
Views: 3963

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

It's just extreme circumstance that kept Kubica in the game not the quality of the car, on today's grid if you give Ricciardo's present car just 2 tenths more performance then you are perhaps were Kubica was with his car, look at Lando so close to 2 poles already, even with 2 tenths more performanc...
by Exediron
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 681
Views: 35512

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Nonetheless, Verstappen’s race pace is better than his qualy pace anyway. I'm not sure I agree with that. A hallmark of a driver with better race pace than qualifying would be to frequently challenge for wins in races where they were uncompetitive in qualifying, and we don't really see that from Ve...
by Exediron
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 29
Views: 783

Re: Formula E

The last race was a bit of a farce, but that's Audi's fault and little to do with the series. What's frustrated me this season is just how random the results of any given race feel. They've finally got their wish with the qualifying format -- every race, we see the championship contenders starting s...
by Exediron
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 681
Views: 35512

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

It wasn't fully justified, Ricciardo was seen as the equal of Hamilton because of his numbers against Vettel in 2014, to validate that there was a set level he needed to beat the Hulk by but he came up short, he not only came up short against the Hulk but he also came up short against Ocon the seas...
by Exediron
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 665
Views: 24775

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

This is incorrect though, the FIA made it clear that they do not take into account the consequences, only the act itself to decide who's responsible for the incident. That's the correct way to assess a penalty, IMO. Too bad I don't believe them. I think they take into account not only the result, b...
by Exediron
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 95
Views: 3963

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

The lifeline for Ricciardo is a totally new car for next year because he's clearly struggling with the car presently, to say the greatest driver never to make a title run with the limitations that he has, I'm not so sure. Who do you think it would be, then? Bear in mind that mikeyg123 said he would...
by Exediron
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 681
Views: 35512

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Out of interest if you don't mind. What does the Max/Sainz/Lando equation give you? That chain suggests that Verstappen and Norris are equal, although Verstappen was only 17 at the time. Anyway, I don’t expect Perez to get any closer to Verstappen with time because I truly believe that this is the ...
by Exediron
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 681
Views: 35512

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Wern't you one of the ones making the claims Vettel was quicker than Hamilton though? And that that season would prove it? As far as I am aware, no. Anyway, I used Jenson Button as a benchmark to calculate how Verstappen, Hamilton, Perez, and Bottas would stack up against each other, since Button i...
by Exediron
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 95
Views: 3963

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

No, although he may be done in context of being discussed among the true elite of the sport. That's a very small category, and has no room for anyone who has been proven significantly slower than another driver in it. To many people he was already done in that regard after 2018, but there was enough...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 220
Views: 12579

Re: Silly Season 2022

mikeyg123 wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:09 pm
Russell to Red Bull
A possibility, if Mercedes fails to offer him a seat at the big team again. I'm sure he doesn't have infinite patience.
by Exediron
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 220
Views: 12579

Re: Silly Season 2022

Just read on a social media post Mercedes wish to get Nyck De Vries alongside Latifi in Williams. I thought that's where Bottas was going to go. If Bottas stays put then where does Russell go? If Russell's leaving Williams there's definitely only 1 place he's heading. In this scenario the question ...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 139
Views: 5301

Re: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?

Joe Saward's take: The key question beyond all the yapping and griping is whether Max will do the same again if the circumstances occur, or whether he will have learned that Lewis is not going to be shoved out of the way. A line was drawn in the sand, if you like… If Max does not take that onboard,...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 139
Views: 5301

Re: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?

Joe Saward's take: The key question beyond all the yapping and griping is whether Max will do the same again if the circumstances occur, or whether he will have learned that Lewis is not going to be shoved out of the way. A line was drawn in the sand, if you like… If Max does not take that onboard,...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 139
Views: 5301

Re: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?

While certainly not an expert here, I have seen lots of opinion that the RB car is a bear to drive (rather twitchy) and the combination of it and someone who can master it is a winning combination. That sounds like a quite logical explanation. I also think Verstappen should get credit for how he's ...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 16122

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

While I would think you're referring to the fans at Silverstone - I assume you have watched the Euros or at least read newspaper reports of everything that happened around it, right? Not exactly a spin when the evidence is out there in the public domain. No you got it wrong but you just wanted to e...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 665
Views: 24775

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

It will be 2025 and some clueless people will still be arguing that Max didn’t leave space. I'm not sure anyone is claiming that. People are claiming he didn't leave as much as maybe he should have considering the circumstances, but that's a different thing. EDIT: Okay -- looking at the posts above...
by Exediron
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 139
Views: 5301

Re: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?

Of course, the current A>B>C comparison also suggests that Norris would be almost two tenths quicker than Max on the basis of how he's creaming Ricciardo -- so if you don't believe that, you should also keep in mind that drivers who are adjusting to new teams don't always perform at their true level.
by Exediron
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 139
Views: 5301

Re: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?

The most extreme scenario takes an A>B>C which suggests Verstappen has 3-4 tenths on Hamilton and is dragging a mostly equal and often inferior car to new heights. Given how smooth Verstappen has been in his dominant races, I struggle to believe the margin is that big. Since you brought it up, my c...
by Exediron
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint Qualifying alternative
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Sprint Qualifying alternative

Here's my own idea, playing to the goal of having interesting action on every day: Friday: Formula 1 Free Practice (1 hour), junior drivers qualify in third cars for a sprint race the following day to award WCC points to the teams Saturday: Formula 1 Final Practice (30 minutes), Formula 1 Qualifying...
by Exediron
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen
Replies: 439
Views: 18001

Re: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen

I would however have a big problem with Hamilton winning 2021, because Verstappen is a superior driver to Hamilton by every metric. He's better in qualifying, better on race pace, better in the rain, better at starts, more consistent, better at racing wheel to wheel, makes fewer mistakes, etc... I ...
by Exediron
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 139
Views: 5301

Re: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?

It should. It never has. When was the last time it happened? Baku 2018. That's a stretch. Pretty much everyone in the commentary / driving analysis world agreed that by the time Ricciardo committed to the move, he had no ability to back out because his car lost downforce when Max changed his line i...