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by Exediron
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance
Replies: 84
Views: 2210

Re: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance

That’s what I call “Verstappen tax” :) Gasly is currently rated as a top 5 driver of the season on his forum. Back in the first half of 2019, people were questioning if he was even worthy enough to be in Formula 1. That’s what being Verstappen’s teammate does to drivers. While I think Gasly is larg...
by Exediron
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official (Serious) Racing Games Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Racing games/sims

racing the Mako in Mass Effect I actually want to organize something like this now... 8) On topic, I spend most of my sim racing time on iRacing now. I joined two months ago, and have recently broken out of the Rookie class (current iRating 2067) and have been racing the Formula Vee car about two t...
by Exediron
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 227
Views: 13014

Re: Silly Season 2022

I'm just questioning your financial argument of what might be best for Williams when it starts with a financial deficit, you lose $20M from Latifi, you buy out his contract say $10, get in 2 drivers capable of scoring points if Williams can build a points scoring car, another $10M, that's $40M. If ...
by Exediron
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official (Serious) Racing Games Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Racing games/sims

I believe that Grand turismo could certainly be a welcome addition in this thread and believe more people would play this than i racing and assetto corsa. I believe Mod Aqua is saying that Gran Turismo is the most casual sim considered a 'serious sim' for the purposes of this thread, so in other wo...
by Exediron
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 26198

Re: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion

I get that the title pair colliding casts a spotlight on it, versus a backmarker that usually finishes last anyway - but the point is that if anyone is up in arms about Hamilton getting off lightly then they should feel that Kimi's penalty was an even greater injustice. I think you've hit it on the...
by Exediron
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 766
Views: 20790

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

https://www.motorsportweek.com/2021/08/02/harsher-penalty-for-bottas-stroll-if-track-were-dry-fia/?feed_id=9412 FIA confirm penalties for Bottas and Stroll would have been harsher if it wasn't a wet track. And that taking out a championship contender doesn't increase the punishment like was suggest...
by Exediron
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 132
Views: 6077

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

Just like vettel has not shown the same speed In anything other than a Redbull car designed by Newey. I don't normally defend Vettel but this is totally wrong. He was back to his best from 2017-mid 2018 and showed flashes of brilliance in 2015. The lengths some people go to trying to deny Verstappe...
by Exediron
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance
Replies: 84
Views: 2210

Re: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance

As I also said though I can't think if many sessions where Norris hasn't maximised what was available to him. Verstappen should probably have 2 more poles to his name and isn't blameless for the Silverstone incident. Aside from failing to take pole in Imola when it was on the cards, the main under-...
by Exediron
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton getting boos from the crowd after hungarian gp pole.
Replies: 48
Views: 2644

Re: Hamilton getting boos from the crowd after hungarian gp pole.

Yeah in game I can get it though they're doing it to put them off. But I can't imagine Giannis going up to collect his MVP award and getting booed. Which is basically what happened Saturday it's not in the moment of the game. The games finished and the crowd are booing. Most sport fans at that poin...
by Exediron
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance
Replies: 84
Views: 2210

Re: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance

Here are mine. As far as possible, I'm attempting to rank drivers purely on performance this season up until and including Hungary. Past performance is not considered, except insofar as it informs the range of plausible driver ability. Tier One -- Driver of the Season Candidates 1 Verstappen 2 Norri...
by Exediron
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2022 aero design
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: 2022 aero design

Here's a good video explaining the concept of the new rear wing: t0-wXT12wgw Basically no, it isn't purely aesthetic, but it's not purely for generating downforce either. A significant element of the design is to actually use the rear wing to reduce dirty air for the following car -- something that ...
by Exediron
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 132
Views: 6077

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

Fine margins. If he'd been one metre wider at turn one, he'd have won yesterday. There is no way Ricciardo would have won..He is simply too slow..Easily the slowest of the top 10 drivers in the top cars right now So you are certain he would have been massively outpaced by Ocon, to the point of bein...
by Exediron
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3837
Views: 1256140

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

If this is the right place for it, I'd just like to give feedback that I like the Hall of Fame idea. I know a couple of us have talked about ideas for immortalizing members (POB being the most prominent) before.
by Exediron
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2 big crashes today.
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: 2 big crashes today.

Seen a replay of the Spa accident. Horrifyingly similar to the Hubert accident, I hope they don't overreact and butcher Raidillon over this. Considering the very clear pattern of dangerous collisions at the top of Raidillon, would it really be an overreaction to fundamentally alter (butcher, if you...
by Exediron
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Hungary 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Hungary 2021

Enjoyed the full write-ups -- congratulations on having time to do them! :] Here are my votes: Hamilton over Bottas -- Bottas took out half the grid. Enough said. Verstappen over Perez -- Since the race was effectively neutralized for both RBR drivers, this is based purely on qualifying and practice...
by Exediron
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4798
Views: 1076322

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

After seeing Lewis post race yesterday he's probably grateful for the summer break has come. He mentioned after the race that he thinks it's due to long covid. With that being the case do you think we could see a scenario where the FIA ask him to go through a medical? He was dizzy post race it coul...
by Exediron
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will win the Championships?
Replies: 122
Views: 6494

Re: Who will win the Championships?

I've gone for Verstappen and Red Bull, as much as it seems like a long shot at the moment. They've just been hit with a couple of heavy blows, but I expect them to out-develop Mercedes in the end and Max to deliver the goods. Perez vs. Bottas is looking like it could go either way, so I think whoeve...
by Exediron
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 18609

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

How could that have worked prior to this season when Verstappen had only had non entities as team mates where you'd have no idea how to place them? Genuine question. As I don't understand. I had (apparently wrongly) assumed that Riciardos rating was so high due to beating Vettel and Verstappens rat...
by Exediron
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 18609

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

Whilst I don't believe this is Ric's representative speed. His position in these comparisons was probably also artificially high because of his 2014 against an under performing Vettel though. Actually most of Ricciardo's rating comes from being close to Verstappen, not from 2014. Up until this poin...
by Exediron
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021
Replies: 298
Views: 8901

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2021

Yuck. Vettel's DSQ means all of the people who picked VER / HAM get the joint win, despite that being just about the furthest thing from what actually happened...

Ah, well. Them's the ropes.
by Exediron
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2021 Pick 10 Competition
Replies: 415
Views: 12769

Re: 2021 Pick 10 Competition

That's got to be the lowest scoring win I've taken yet, but a win is a win, and I'm closing in on P1. My championship hopes may not be as dead as they once appeared!
by Exediron
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix
Replies: 56
Views: 2170

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix

Alonso, and only Alonso. His defending from Hamilton was epic, proving that you actually can defend from a much faster car without forcing him off track or hitting him. Great stuff.
by Exediron
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 18609

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

Would it possible to rank all the drivers using the cross references? It is possible, although it will give ranges and/or conflicting results. As Norris/Ricciardo is proving this year, sometimes you get an on-track outcome that is entirely counter to the prediction, and then one needs to determine ...
by Exediron
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 18609

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: 298
Views: 8901

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: 132
Views: 6077

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: 690
Views: 26198

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: 68
Views: 1905

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: 298
Views: 8901

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: 5392

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: 5392

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: 690
Views: 26198

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: 415
Views: 12769

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: 690
Views: 26198

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: 690
Views: 26198

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: 132
Views: 6077

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: 227
Views: 13014

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: 426

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: 809

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: 688
Views: 36709

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.