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by tootsie323
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official George Russell Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2482

Re: The Official George Russell Thread

Russell hardly touched Bottas' helmet so that's a bit of a storm in a teacup. Oh I dunno, that "slap" would have been enough to put a professional footballer in hospital :lol: ;) Ha - that reminds me of this... https://scontent.ffab1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/173939269_6101770553181754_6034632295...
by tootsie323
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

I was wondering what would have happened that Chuck or Lando or others gone past Verstappen when he part-spun on the formation lap after the red flag. https://racingnews365.com/norris-i-would-have-overtaken-verstappen-when-he-spun-at-restart Same Kimi basically - Verstappen would have had until saf...
by tootsie323
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Fernando Alonso thread
Replies: 1186
Views: 386707

Re: The Official Fernando Alonso thread

Didn't Alonso state that 2021 would relatively be a write-off for Alpine as they are focusing on 2022? Seems ideal that he takes his time to get familiar with 'today's' car and ready for an assault himself, in 2022.
... All assuming that the Alpine is a competitive front-runner come the time.
by tootsie323
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

I was wondering what would have happened that Chuck or Lando or others gone past Verstappen when he part-spun on the formation lap after the red flag. https://racingnews365.com/norris-i-would-have-overtaken-verstappen-when-he-spun-at-restart Same Kimi basically - Verstappen would have had until saf...
by tootsie323
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

I do remember those things. A near-total lack of passing is boring, but I don't really get more entertainment from cars cruising past because they have DRS enabled. I would venture today that without DRS in the dry there would have been no overtaking, it comes across as it being a crime for a much ...
by tootsie323
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 1540

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

It's interesting! Many people - including me - lauded Hamilton's patience and maturity at Turkey last year whilst pointing the finger at Verstappen's impatience. Imola 2021 was pretty much a role reversal.
by tootsie323
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 382
Views: 100102

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

Mercedes does seem to take longer than others to get its tyres switched on when it's cool / wet. I think that Bottas' problem is that he doesn't go quickly enough / have that confidence to get them into their ideal window. Note that Hamilton quickly dropped back from Verstappen during the opening st...
by tootsie323
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

I was wondering what would have happened that Chuck or Lando or others gone past Verstappen when he part-spun on the formation lap after the red flag. https://racingnews365.com/norris-i-would-have-overtaken-verstappen-when-he-spun-at-restart Same Kimi basically - Verstappen would have had until saf...
by tootsie323
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 1914

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix

^ Didn't someone earlier liken this to Canada 2011? On that day Vettel did not put a foot wrong until the very final lap. Button, by contrast, had a first half to forget. Yet he is remembered for what was at the time a stand-out win.
by tootsie323
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't know how anyone else feels, but early days or not, Norris and Sainz are both looking stronger than expected against their teammates. I think the likelihood that we've been underrating both halves of that partnership is increasing. Ricciardo admitted that it would take him a few races to get...
by tootsie323
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 1914

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix

Unfortunately imperial data disagrees. His recovery performance today, is maximizing of every advantage was simply brilliant. This is meaningless. There is no empirical data on whether or not his recovery driver was sufficiently impressive to get a vote. (I just voted for Norris, no one else) Maybe...
by tootsie323
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't know how anyone else feels, but early days or not, Norris and Sainz are both looking stronger than expected against their teammates. I think the likelihood that we've been underrating both halves of that partnership is increasing. Ricciardo admitted that it would take him a few races to get...
by tootsie323
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 1540

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Redbull was the fastest car in Bahrain, Verstappen was losing 3 tenths a lap due to a problem. Today Hamilton had slipstream and DRS for fastest lap. I though Hamilton was catching Max due to traffic more than anything, didnt really see how Max was dealing with the traffic but he lost a hell alot o...
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

That was a real mixed bag for Hamilton. Unnecessary to try to hang on on Verstappen at the start but showed enough pace to possibly overcut him as the track started to dry, only for a slow change in the pits. Again, showing good pace to close Verstappen down after but his over-eagerness to pass the ...
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 1914

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix

Max kept his nose clean and was error-free baring that slight moment immediately prior to the restart. But I'm going to plump for Lando. Again, error-free barring contact with Stroll right at the start, made up places he effectively lost through his quali 'error' yesterday and made those softs work ...
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Well, if there was ever a brilliant example of why DRS is giving too much advantage, that was it. Never got close when both were using it, passed well before the corner when Leclerc didn't have it. Leclerc had DRS when behind Norris. That's my point. Leclerc and Lewis both had it and Lewis couldn't...
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 1914

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix

Greenman wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:20 pm
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Only two votes for Hamilton, despite that wonderful recovery drive ?

Me thinks that sour grapes are on show.

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Kudos for his recovery but it was his own error that attributed to it.
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaando!
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Can anyone explain why lapped cars are allowed to un-lap because of a red flag. Seem's totally unfair to those that aren't lapped. You can't make it fair. If they weren't allowed to unlap then Hamilton and Tsunoda would go from a few seconds behind Kimi and Stroll to 1 whole lap behind them. Sure, ...
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

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KingVoid wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:19 pm
Does anyone know if it’s a standing start yet?
Pretty sure it's a grid start from current positions.
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

F1Tyrant wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:16 pm
Okay boy, Leclerc and Verstappen to crash on a standing restart!
Don't write off Lando. You have the three Sim boys starting at the front!
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Was Bottas following the normal racing line? I mean Russell was committed at that point but should he have anticipated where the Merc would go?
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Rather uncharacteristic of the Hamilton of late. Trying to hang it around the outside when that gap was always going to close and enough over-eagerness to pass the backmarkers to gamble braking off the dry line.
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Yeaaaa... that's a whole load of nothing
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10298

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Perez best chance is to beat Hamilton off the line and try to pull a gap with his soft tyres otherwise I think he will not be in the fight with other two drivers. Since overtaking on track is unlikely the pits stop, SC is going to decide the race. So whichever car is in front should win the race. T...
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Emilia Romagna GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Emilia Romagna GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?

Norris would be a shoe-in if that lap had not been deleted. As good as Hamilton's lap was, both Verstappen and Perez didn't nail theirs. Toss up between Leclerc and Gasly for me, with a shout out for Russell. Leclerc has awesome one-lap pace but I suspect that this Ferrari is much improved on last y...
by tootsie323
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 9275

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Asphalt_World wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:58 pm
TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:43 pm
something about perez's picture looks disturbing. That expression.... :D
And Ric is looking up at him and laughing at his expression.
Norris' expression seems to reflect how he feels... what might have been.
by tootsie323
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 9275

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

OK, my turn to put the knife in: Mazepin, radio: 'Can you check the car because there are some strange noises happening.' It's probably saying something along the lines of, Please don't hurt me again. Actually, I hope that Mazepin gets to grips with what looks like a very unstable car. He has shown ...
by tootsie323
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 9275

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Bit of a digression but I've just learned that Lance Stroll holds a lap record here (F3, 2016).
by tootsie323
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1049
Views: 27321

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

Depends how good his manager/dad was I guess! I maintain that the most important race of Hamilton's career was the 2007 USA Grand Prix where Sir Lewis held off Alonso for the entire race. At that point he'd won his first race already and was now 8 points ahead of Alonso in the title fight. If he'd ...
by tootsie323
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1049
Views: 27321

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

... I really have no idea what Hamilton would have achieved in Schumacher's block. He might not have even become Champion. There's no guarantee that Schumacher would have found equal opportunity in Hamilton's block or that he ends up with the most dominant team. We assume they were talented enough ...
by tootsie323
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 calendar
Replies: 40
Views: 3196

Re: 2021 calendar

Bumping this as Autosport are reporting the Canadian GP is set to be cancelled with Turkey possibly replacing it https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/canadian-gp-set-to-be-cancelled-as-turkey-stands-by/6278885/ I like both circuits but am concerned that at that time of year - and associated weather - ...
by tootsie323
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 122
Views: 5117

Re: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)

Can someone tell me why they think the repass was unsporting? Hamilton let Kimi all the way passed so was certainly further behind him than he was when he left the track.... He also had less momentum than Kimi down the straight after Kimi passed. He jut had such a speed advantage that he could outb...
by tootsie323
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1049
Views: 27321

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

I'm going to reiterate a point I made earlier in that both Schumacher and Hamilton were better than their teammates regardless of whether they finished ahead of behind on points over a given season. In terms of the two, I'd rate Hamilton as the better (more gifted) driver but Schumacher as the bette...
by tootsie323
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 122
Views: 5117

Re: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)

Can someone tell me why they think the repass was unsporting? Hamilton let Kimi all the way passed so was certainly further behind him than he was when he left the track.... He also had less momentum than Kimi down the straight after Kimi passed. He jut had such a speed advantage that he could outb...
by tootsie323
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 122
Views: 5117

Re: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)

Yup - it was pretty obvious to me that whilst Lewis was struggling to close Kimi down from a 2-odd second gap in the dry, once it started to rain / cool, the pendulum swung firmly towards the McLaren over the Ferrari. He would almost certainly have won the race without needing to make his pass wher...
by tootsie323
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Help please you kind Pf1ers
Replies: 55
Views: 941

Re: Help please you kind Pf1ers

Where would Trulli fit in amongst today's grid? He seems a bit Bottas like with the quick in qualifying but not as strong on a Sunday. I have a group of Bottas/Norris/Sainz/Perez/Ocon (not in order) that are fairly similar and get the impression he might be in there but probably towards the back of...