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by Exediron
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 625
Views: 31613

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: 625
Views: 31613

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: 14
Views: 673

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: 169
Views: 9760

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: 169
Views: 9760

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: 114
Views: 3725

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: 114
Views: 3725

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: 114
Views: 3725

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: 15207

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: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision
Replies: 439
Views: 14126

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: 114
Views: 3725

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: 114
Views: 3725

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: 401

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: 17450

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: 114
Views: 3725

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...
by Exediron
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Britain 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Britain 2021

Here's how I see it. First, the easy ones: Hamilton over Bottas -- A pretty poor showing from Valtteri in general, after a solid Friday and Saturday showed promise. But Lewis had his number all weekend. Verstappen over Perez -- Both RBR drivers were sub-optimal, but Max was faster and his incident w...
by Exediron
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 114
Views: 3725

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

I hope Max returns the favor in the future. Senna vs Prost in the making. I think we live in different times, a deliberate take out would surely result in a race ban. It should. It never has. When was the last time it happened? Baku 2018. That's a stretch. Pretty much everyone in the commentary / d...
by Exediron
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint Qualifying - first impressions?
Replies: 33
Views: 845

Re: Sprint Qualifying - first impressions?

Ten votes in, and 0% changed their minds after the race. I don't know if I should be surprised, but probably not.
by Exediron
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision
Replies: 439
Views: 14126

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Racing incident for me -- 60/40 with Verstappen taking the 60 in my view. It's a racing incident because both drivers were partially at fault. Verstappen turned into the corner with Hamilton mostly alongside him, and didn't leave enough space for the car that was up his inside. He also failed to pr...
by Exediron
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision
Replies: 439
Views: 14126

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Racing incident for me -- 60/40 with Verstappen taking the 60 in my view. It's a racing incident because both drivers were partially at fault. Verstappen turned into the corner with Hamilton mostly alongside him, and didn't leave enough space for the car that was up his inside. He also failed to pro...
by Exediron
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 7757

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021

I'll take it. I'm not sure it was the correct prediction based on pace -- I think Max would have won if not for the incident at Copse -- but I got the maximum realistic score, and that's nothing to complain about.
by Exediron
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em
Replies: 52
Views: 1657

Re: 2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em

Ouch. My joker was a solid haul, but still, that's got to be one of the low scores of the year...
by Exediron
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen
Replies: 439
Views: 17450

Re: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen

It was a poor start, but I don't think there's anything uncharacteristic about Hamilton making a poor start. It's been his weakest area for years now.
by Exediron
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 8378

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

So .. now I know the exact race pace pecking order. Can't say it's made me hyped for the race tomorrow. This is the problem. Ross Brawn was saying they won't be cannibalizing the Grand Prix, but that's exactly what they've done. All of the interest of this so-called sprint was interest that it's st...
by Exediron
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British GP - Qualif... I mean Speed King of the Day
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: 2021 British GP - Qualif... I mean Speed King of the Day

Pretty obviously Russell. The Williams is getting better, but that was a sensational qualifying from GR63.
by Exediron
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen
Replies: 439
Views: 17450

Re: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen

The time Verstappen had 5 years in the sport... you missed that one out. He is not at the level of Senna or Schumacher. But Schumacher and Senna had a title challenging and winning cars by then. So context is everything. Hamilton was in the GOAT argument for many after just half a season in the spo...
by Exediron
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 7757

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021

I think this is the most split we've been predicting a winner all season. It'll be interesting to see which side is right!
by Exediron
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2022 F1 car - officially leaked
Replies: 40
Views: 1110

Re: 2022 F1 car - officially leaked

Looks very Indy car to me. I bet it will drive similar to Indy too, with drivers making a lot of steering corrections all the time. When you couple 1000+hp and less downforce, I bet you're going to see unstable cars. Might be fun to watch. It does look a lot like a modern IndyCar without an aeroscr...
by Exediron
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 8378

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

I have just read on Autosport that 'Pole Position' will be awarded to the winner of the sprint race. So henceforth the phrase will have a different meaning. That's 70 years of F1 qualifying history up in smoke! Lewis's 100 poles can never be beaten.. On the plus side the sprint winners will be able...
by Exediron
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2022 F1 car - officially leaked
Replies: 40
Views: 1110

Re: 2022 F1 car - officially leaked

I think it looks pretty good. But we won't really know what the 2022 cars look like until the first team breaks cover in February next year...
by Exediron
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Lineal Champion
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: F1 Lineal Champion

It's an interesting parallel way of looking at the history of Formula 1. I don't think it paints a particularly accurate picture of who the strongest drivers were in any given year, but then I'm not sure it does a worse job than the actual WDC at that.
by Exediron
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 625
Views: 31613

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

New to the game is the revelation that Mercedes are losing out to Honda as much as 0.25s per lap, Honda now have the best engine in F1, any notion of Max winning totally by his own steam surely is going to run out of legs, Max will his title similar to how most drivers win their titles, best car. W...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull and Toro Rosso's worst drivers
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: Red Bull and Toro Rosso's worst drivers

Kvyat was way better in a Red Bull than Albon. Maybe we have to reassess just how poor Ricciardo was in 2015 given how poor he is this year, the following year Ricciardo was destroying Kvyat and that's partly the reason why Kvyat got demoted. In spite of Kvyat's vast F1 experience over Albon, Albon...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2021 Pick 10 Competition
Replies: 376
Views: 11468

Re: 2021 Pick 10 Competition

SPRINT RACE ABOMINATION, TAKE ONE 1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Max Verstappen 3. Valtteri Bottas 4. Sergio Perez 5. Lando Norris 6. Charles Leclerc 7. Carlos Sainz 8. Daniel Ricciardo 9. Sebastian Vettel 10. Fernando Alonso I honestly have no clue how the gimmick qualifying will affect the result, so I've ...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021
Replies: 266
Views: 7757

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021

Doing a quick banker, in case I forget that the deadline is earlier than usual... But I'm not likely to be checking practice times before qualifying this weekend, so this is also probably my final prediction. BRITISH GRAND PRIX Podium Prediction 1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Max Verstappen 3. Valtteri Bottas...
by Exediron
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em
Replies: 52
Views: 1657

Re: 2021 P-F1 Group Pick 'Em

Since the format for this weekend is basically a joke, I think it's fitting that I deploy my first joker of the season.

Team Group 1 on Mercedes.
by Exediron
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just one change.
Replies: 54
Views: 5492

Re: Just one change.

First off, gotta respect the 6-year bump. As to your suggestion... I can see the reasoning, and I struggle to come up with a good argument against it despite not feeling quite right with it. Certainly, in the early days of F1, teams ran with many different numbers of cars. Therefore, it can't be aga...
by Exediron
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 169
Views: 9760

Re: Silly Season 2022

It's rumoured Checo will stay with RB for '22. However, RB are insisting on a 1-year contract whereas Checo wants a multi-year contract. This disagreement is nothing too big but probably delaying the announcement. I can see both sides, but ultimately I expect it to be a one-year deal. If Red Bull s...
by Exediron
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 8378

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

From the article given below: 'In terms of using the allocation, only soft tyres can be fitted for Friday evening’s one-hour qualifying session which takes place in the usual way and sets the grid for sprint qualifying. But differently to normal, the top 10 in Q2 will not have to start the race on ...
by Exediron
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2021 P-F1 Qualifying Competition
Replies: 163
Views: 3619

Re: 2021 P-F1 Qualifying Competition

P-F1 Games Master wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:52 pm
Friday. The sprint race abomination I'm hoping lasts for the 3 test events and no more.
I'm not part of this competition, but I approve of this message. :thumbup: