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by tootsie323
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?
Replies: 58
Views: 1764

Re: Sprint races to replace qualifying?

Quali on Friday for the Sprint race on Saturday, which gives the top 8 finishers ½ points and all grid position for the Main race on Sunday.
This with the current budget effort and, presumably, engine (and associated) allocation restrictions?
by tootsie323
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions - 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 1574

Re: Bold predictions - 2021

If Gene Haas decides to stop throwing his money at F1, isn't there a reasonable chance that Mazepin Snr will seek to do a Stroll Snr and buy in?
by tootsie323
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The ongoing advances in F1 safety.
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: The ongoing advances in F1 safety.

I think the way the safety car is currently used massively increases danger. Nothing is as likely to cause a big crash as bunching all the cars up. If a car needs recovering off circuit then it must be far safer to do that under the VSC. The most frustrating thing is when the race director calls fo...
by tootsie323
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official "When Will Hamilton Sign" Thread...
Replies: 46
Views: 4162

Re: The Official "When Will Hamilton Sign" Thread...

JN23 wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:04 am
JN23 wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:20 pm
Monday 8th February.
:D
Smuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugfaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace..!
by tootsie323
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict Mercedes 2022 line-up
Replies: 23
Views: 1164

Re: Predict Mercedes 2022 line-up

Line-up? Probably 1-2 on the grid.
by tootsie323
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)
Replies: 89
Views: 8405

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

Hadn’t thought about this from an F1 point of view, but Mazepin won’t be able to race under a Russian flag for the next two seasons: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/154920/mazepin-set-to-race-under-neutral-flag-after-cas-ruling That's understandable. But, personally, I'm questioning just what sor...
by tootsie323
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions - 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 1574

Re: Bold predictions - 2021

Williams to beat Haas in the WCC
by tootsie323
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures
Replies: 1666
Views: 692074

Re: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures

Danny Ric - if Cher was a racing driver.
Also, is it just me or does Russell look a little like Gwyneth Paltrow?
by tootsie323
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 551
Views: 14137

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

Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:33 pm
... It is a fact that Russell did not beat Bottas. Bottas was on pole and finished ahead in the race. Please get your facts right. ;-)
No arguing with facts. Shame about the absolute lack of context.
by tootsie323
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 551
Views: 14137

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

... Button won 2007, Rubens won 2008, and won the second half of 2009. He was arguably better in the first half too but for some dubious team orders like switching Rubens to a 3 stop in Spain when he was leading the race on a 2-stop... Rubens was always doing a 3-stop. Button switched to a 2-stoppe...
by tootsie323
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 551
Views: 14137

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

When you mention Schumacher's neurological damage, why do you remain silent on Hakkinen's? Without Adelaide, Schumacher would have a much more relentless opposition. Hamilton fought significant more competitive teammates. Alonso, Rosberg, arguably Button are all better than Schumacher's teammates. ...
by tootsie323
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 551
Views: 14137

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Prime Schumacher in the MP4-26 would have put Vettel under enough pressure that he likely would have cracked. The MP4-26 won 6 races and easily could have won a few more. In the hands of peak Schumacher (1996-1998), that’s title contending machinery. One may argue the same for prime Hamilton. I thi...
by tootsie323
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 551
Views: 14137

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Prime Schumacher in the MP4-26 would have put Vettel under enough pressure that he likely would have cracked. The MP4-26 won 6 races and easily could have won a few more. In the hands of peak Schumacher (1996-1998), that’s title contending machinery. One may argue the same for prime Hamilton. I thi...
by tootsie323
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 3184

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

The Senna incidents with Prost are quite well in the Race To Perfection programs. It's particularly interesting to hear the views of Ron Dennis on Suzuka (reasons understood but absolutely not unacceptable) and Ross Brawn on Adelaide (not OK but considering "we" had results taken away in the season...
by tootsie323
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)
Replies: 89
Views: 8405

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

Lawrence Stroll talking about his ambitions with Aston Martin (BBC Sport). One comment that interested me is Lance's performance in Turkey. According to Stroll Snr, Lance suffered from a broken front wing, which may explain why he tailed off during he latter part of the race. ...leading the race for...
by tootsie323
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1006953

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

So, in short - he has demonstrated his talent in a lesser car.
by tootsie323
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)
Replies: 89
Views: 8405

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

Williams expanding its collaboration with Mercedes . Simon Roberts, Team Principal, commented: “I’m pleased to see our great relationship with Mercedes extend beyond the supply of engines. Williams is an independent team, but Formula One is always evolving, and as a team we must be agile to react t...
by tootsie323
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 3184

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

The funny thing is, Schumacher's nudge on Hill in Adelaide seemed to be quite instinctive whereas Senna's in Suzuka looked, and ultimately turned out to be, premeditated. If anything, I'd say that Schuey's move on Villeneuve in Jerez was more outrageous (if unsuccessful) than that move on Hill.
by tootsie323
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 796
Views: 69160

Re: Silly Season 2021

RE. Hamilton, I do think there is something odd going on. I don't believe the party line. I would think he was preparing to call it a day if this was happening at the end of any other season but why walk away from a title that is closer to a certainty than a WDC has ever been before? Even if you ha...
by tootsie323
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1006953

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Siao7 wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:33 am
Invade wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:10 am
Johnson wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:53 am
Sir Lewis. Well earned. I hope the commentators don’t call him that though.
I'd settle for just 'Sir'.

Also, Sir should change from '44' to 'S'.
And it will be SLH, not just LH in the name designation!
Isn't it presently HAM? Quite ironic, considering his diet.
by tootsie323
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1006953

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Alienturnedhuman wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:14 pm
Now that his is a knight this means that he can move two grid spaces forwards and one to the side.
Ha! Does that mean all rookies get to move forwards / backwards / sideways..? And I won't mention anyone being a queen.
by tootsie323
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1147

Re: Merry Christmas 2020

I had a rather good year, actually. But Merry Christmas to all Planet F1 Forum members! You just have to be different don't you Fiki :P I didn't have to :-P , it simply was a pretty good year. During the first lockdown, we had fantastic spring weather, and I could go for a run a few times a week. T...
by tootsie323
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1102
Views: 352359

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Kubica and Maldonado weren’t exactly gorgeous and, without wanting to get into Mazepin on another thread, he looks like George Dawes from Shooting Stars (or any young version of Matt Lucas). As footballers like Ribbery, Ozil and Tevez have shown, you can get to the very top without selling any unde...
by tootsie323
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 796
Views: 69160

Re: Silly Season 2021

^ This. Hamilton is most likely worth more to Mercedes on marketing value than he is to WCC prize money.
by tootsie323
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?
Replies: 88
Views: 6399

Re: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?

That's the thread title null and void then..!
Happy for Checo. A little sorry for Albon; feel that he should have had another stab at AT (though Tsunoda looks just too good to pass up).
by tootsie323
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 2236

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

Is Verstappen next up? Most seem to think he's quite extraordinary in the wet but there are also a healthy amount of sceptics. Casual readthroughs of infamous Youtube or Reddit comments already often suppose Max to be a better wet weather driver than Lewis. I think that Hamilton and Verstappen are ...
by tootsie323
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MORE Bad Luck in 2020: Bottas or Verstappen?
Replies: 23
Views: 1184

Re: MORE Bad Luck in 2020: Bottas or Verstappen?

I would put Sakhir as a 1/2 non fault retirement as Max could have backed out and avoided the barrier but he was clearly too focused on Russell scampering away at the front... I come down on the sympathy side of the fence for this. Perhaps Verstappen should have known that there was gravel there bu...
by tootsie323
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 3rd in WCC will go to?
Replies: 24
Views: 1894

Re: 3rd in WCC will go to?

If you look at where RP lost that 3rd position, there are a number of factors: - points deduction for the Merc lookalike brake components - drivers missing races for Covid (though Hulk did a great job standing in) - reliability and no-fault collisions (Russia and Bahrain, both for Stroll as I recall...
by tootsie323
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Premature predictions topic!
Replies: 15
Views: 1500

Re: Premature predictions topic!

1. Norris will beat Sainz 2. One of the Alpha Tauri will not last the season and both will be replaced for 2021 3. Kimi and Giovinazzi will both leave Alfa Romeo 4. Ferrari will not finish in the top 3 in the WCC this year or next 5. Perez will score more than 1 podium in 2020 6. I will moan consta...
by tootsie323
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 2236

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

Chiming in as Jenson Button fan - I don't think that he was a particularly great wet weather driver or, more to the point, rainmaster. Button's wins in 'wet' races were largely in changeable conditions and reflected more his feel for evolving grip levels. Canada 2011 is probably his most famous win ...
by tootsie323
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3296

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I was under the impression that they struggled to get the tyres turned on for a flying lap.
by tootsie323
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 3rd in WCC will go to?
Replies: 24
Views: 1894

Re: 3rd in WCC will go to?

Sadly ironic that Perez, with a new engine, should retire from the race. It didn't help that Stroll didn't pass Vettel quickly after that first round of stops and that put RP firmly on the back foot. Meanwhile, the Macca drivers did what they needed to - best of the rest in the race, resulting in th...
by tootsie323
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Replies: 14
Views: 1199

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Verstappen made it work. I expected a challenge fro both Mercs but that didn't transpire. Whilst there were some good performances elsewhere I have to give it to Max.
by tootsie323
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 5922

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Well deserved win for Verstappen, just reward for a strong season. I reckon he was the most metronomic qualifier for the season. Not once did I score him any lower than 6 out of 8 on a Saturday. Still ended up with Hamilton having the highest score for the season in overall race weekend ratings, wi...
by tootsie323
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 5922

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

I look at this circuit layout and wonder why it should facilitate 'boring' races. I still think its the cars that need fixing and still keep my fingers crossed for 2022.
by tootsie323
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 5922

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

F1_Ernie wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Mercedes just pit one car and get RB thinking, do something.
Hamilton seeking to force the issue?
by tootsie323
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 5922

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:15 pm
how can leclerc not be getting a penalty for 4 off track warnings?
Has he been shown the B&W flag yet?
by tootsie323
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 5922

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

There I am going on about Ricciardo doing Macca a favour... Seb is in a position to do the same for RP!
by tootsie323
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 5922

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Sainz 'slow' pit approach to be investigated after the race. Surprise - the drama in the WCC 3rd place battle may not be resolved at the flag.
Meanwhile, Ricciardo may well make this a moot point. How ironic might that be?
by tootsie323
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 5922

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Greenman wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:35 pm
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It's going to be a long tedious afternoon.

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At the front maybe. Plenty to play for behind.