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by Siao7
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams Vs Benetton 1994 (split from Hamilton/Verstappen thread)
Replies: 48
Views: 960

Re: Williams Vs Benetton 1994 (split from Hamilton/Verstappen thread)

It sounds like a great book, is it in English? I remember reading "A mechanics tale" about that season by Steve Matchett, it is a good read but he completely glosses over all of the controversy surrounding Benetton that season. Yeah, English. Never read the mechanic's tale, that is also supposed to...
by Siao7
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams Vs Benetton 1994 (split from Hamilton/Verstappen thread)
Replies: 48
Views: 960

Re: Williams Vs Benetton 1994 (split from Hamilton/Verstappen thread)

there's even suggestions that all the penalties that Schumacher received were partly because of doubts about his car that couldn't be proven. No. Ignoring a black flag at Silverstone has nothing to do with the car. And the black flag was for a driver mistake, nothing technical.And the disqualificat...
by Siao7
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams Vs Benetton 1994 (split from Hamilton/Verstappen thread)
Replies: 48
Views: 960

Re: Williams Vs Benetton 1994 (split from Hamilton/Verstappen thread)

there's even suggestions that all the penalties that Schumacher received were partly because of doubts about his car that couldn't be proven. No. Ignoring a black flag at Silverstone has nothing to do with the car. And the black flag was for a driver mistake, nothing technical.And the disqualificat...
by Siao7
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams Vs Benetton 1994 (split from Hamilton/Verstappen thread)
Replies: 48
Views: 960

Re: Williams Vs Benetton 1994 (split from Hamilton/Verstappen thread)

As for the second Benetton, during the 6 race period in which Schumacher cemented the title. He outqualified him team mate by 1.9, 2.1, 0.7, 4.0, 1.1 and 2.2 seconds. An average of 2.0 seconds. No doubt a large portion of that was Schumachers talent but the second Benetton can not be taken seriousl...
by Siao7
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams Vs Benetton 1994 (split from Hamilton/Verstappen thread)
Replies: 48
Views: 960

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

None but the are more races now, Schumacher would have got close to that number if he raced 20-22 races per season. If we assume 20 races per season. 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006 he has 160 there alone. He went 5 years without a mechanical DNF. Has Lewis still has not broken th...
by Siao7
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams Vs Benetton 1994 (split from Hamilton/Verstappen thread)
Replies: 48
Views: 960

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

In any case, the B194 was a beast in Schumacher's hands, but not so much for Lehto and Jos the boss... I remember an old Hamilton interview where he joked that his father reckoned if he had been given the opportunity he could have been F1 WDC, and it's ironic how Max Verstappen's father is literall...
by Siao7
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 2859

Re: 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Can we safely assume the newly built track will have a slippery tarmac or with less grip (similar to Turkey last year)? Gasly thinks this but I’ve read the opposite suggested. Apparently they’ve water blasted it which they did before Turkey this year and that was very high grip when it was dry. It'...
by Siao7
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams Vs Benetton 1994 (split from Hamilton/Verstappen thread)
Replies: 48
Views: 960

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

I'd accept the argument that Verstappen has been the better driver of the two over this season but that argument loses credibility when it's coupled with the notion that Hamilton is the luckiest driver in the history of the sport. Name me one driver in the history of the sport who has enjoyed domin...
by Siao7
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make
Replies: 87
Views: 4109

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

I'd accept the argument that Verstappen has been the better driver of the two over this season but that argument loses credibility when it's coupled with the notion that Hamilton is the luckiest driver in the history of the sport. Name me one driver in the history of the sport who has enjoyed domin...
by Siao7
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make
Replies: 87
Views: 4109

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

On a similar note, is terms of the quality of the drivers and performances, is this the best quality title fight ever? Alonso V Schumacher in 2006 was very intense. Ah yes good shout. The Prost vs Senna years were my other thoughts but I don’t know enough about those. Also a different dynamic when ...
by Siao7
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make
Replies: 87
Views: 4109

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

Verstappen has been clearly the superior driver this year, not sure what you talking... If not for the lost points in Silverstone, Baku and Hungary this championship would have been over... Hamilton has been super lucky this year which isn't a surprise as he is quite clearly the luckiest driver in ...
by Siao7
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make
Replies: 87
Views: 4109

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

Clearly the two have been the miles above everyone else. Choosing one or the other is like splitting hairs. Whoever wins the WDC, truly deserves it, assuming both finish races. Although, if Max has a DNF and Lewis wins then that would be very harsh for Max as he has been super consistent through th...
by Siao7
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make
Replies: 87
Views: 4109

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

Clearly the two have been the miles above everyone else. Choosing one or the other is like splitting hairs. Whoever wins the WDC, truly deserves it, assuming both finish races. Although, if Max has a DNF and Lewis wins then that would be very harsh for Max as he has been super consistent through th...
by Siao7
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RIP Frank Williams
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: RIP Frank Williams

His family won’t sit in front of a camera and tear him to shreds no, but some of the things and stories they told tell you a lot about the man. But yes it depends on the standard you set, maybe it’s fairer to say not a great husband, father or person you could trust socially or in business. But tho...
by Siao7
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RIP Frank Williams
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: RIP Frank Williams

This was circulating in the interwebs. Surely sounds like a lovely person:

https://twitter.com/MikeTV1990/status/1 ... 7284430855
by Siao7
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: An intentional crash to win the title
Replies: 45
Views: 2136

Re: An intentional crash to win the title

This all begs the question how can we tell what an intentional crash is? Can the FIA really ban someone for something there is any doubt over. Lets look at the 4 championship deciding crashes - 1989 Suzuka 1990 Suzuka 1994 Adelaide 1997 Jerez 1989 Suzuka, for me, is very blatant and not open to an ...
by Siao7
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: An intentional crash to win the title
Replies: 45
Views: 2136

Re: An intentional crash to win the title

Senna was DSQ'd in 1989 for skipping the chicane. It would be interesting to see the reaction if Hamilton or Verstappen received a DSQ for similar reasons in Abu Dhabi. Especially if the reason for the chicane skip is recovering from being rammed by the other. In '89 it was the same team, so Macca ...
by Siao7
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: An intentional crash to win the title
Replies: 45
Views: 2136

Re: An intentional crash to win the title

Senna was DSQ'd in 1989 for skipping the chicane. It would be interesting to see the reaction if Hamilton or Verstappen received a DSQ for similar reasons in Abu Dhabi. Especially if the reason for the chicane skip is recovering from being rammed by the other. In '89 it was the same team, so Macca ...
by Siao7
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RIP Frank Williams
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: RIP Frank Williams

I haven't followed F1 long enough to get to see him speaking in person often at all . I always wanted to hear from him more, especially after Williams had their turn around in 2014. Despite hardly seeing him, knowing the teams history does make this feel even more upsetting. Also hard to ignore tha...
by Siao7
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.
Replies: 61
Views: 2848

Re: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.

To be fair to Palmer, he did win the F1 WDC only a couple of years before. He did what? Yep. Sure did I just had to look this up! He was 14th with 5 points in 1988. Can you elaborate? I am missing something and it is Monday morning :D Jonathan Palmer was a Formula 1 champion in 1987. https://en.wik...
by Siao7
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.
Replies: 61
Views: 2848

Re: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.

Jonathan Palmer believe it or not. Yup, correct. Imagine replacing Senna!!!! To be fair to Palmer, he did win the F1 WDC only a couple of years before. He did what? Yep. Sure did I just had to look this up! He was 14th with 5 points in 1988. Can you elaborate? I am missing something and it is Monda...
by Siao7
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.
Replies: 61
Views: 2848

Re: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.

Yeah, they even brought out the official driver line up with another driver instead of Senna. Then an hour afterwards they changed it. But Senna's apology wasn't really an apology (for his remarks) and Balestre was still furious. Strange times! I never knew they published the original driver line u...
by Siao7
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: An intentional crash to win the title
Replies: 45
Views: 2136

Re: An intentional crash to win the title

Regarding '90, even if the camera didn't really make it clear, the telemetry sure did. Senna just aimed and went, no correction, no lifting, no braking.
by Siao7
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RIP Frank Williams
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: RIP Frank Williams

What sad news. F1 grieves.
by Siao7
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.
Replies: 61
Views: 2848

Re: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.

Well, different situation and politics and all, but there was a time that Senna himself was kicked out of the championship. For about an hour... That's true. Didn't they revoke sennas super licence after the 1989 season until he apologised or something. Didn't belestre also put something on Ron Den...
by Siao7
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: An intentional crash to win the title
Replies: 45
Views: 2136

Re: An intentional crash to win the title

Driver A goes into the final race 1 point ahead and knows if both are taken out he will win the title. Driver A intentionally crashes out driver B in Abu Dhabi and subsequently scores more points. What outcome would you like to see? A normal weekend penalty, which would mean a grid penalty for the ...
by Siao7
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: An intentional crash to win the title
Replies: 45
Views: 2136

Re: An intentional crash to win the title

Driver A goes into the final race 1 point ahead and knows if both are taken out he will win the title. Driver A intentionally crashes out driver B in Abu Dhabi and subsequently scores more points. What outcome would you like to see? A normal weekend penalty, which would mean a grid penalty for the ...
by Siao7
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Qualifying vs Race Pace
Replies: 13
Views: 780

Re: Qualifying vs Race Pace

- Tyre warm up The biggest example is Raikkonen in 2008. He could not heat the tyres and was awful in qualifying but in the race after 4-5 laps he came alive and was fastest man resulting in 10 fastest laps that season. - Tyre degradation The Mercedes of 2013 is probably the biggest example of over...
by Siao7
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Qatar 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 901

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Qatar 2021

Leclerc was confirmed to have a cracked chassis -- sufficiently damaged that the FIA allowed Ferrari to replace it under Parc Ferme without having to make a pitlane start. I know the old 'cracked chassis' is often similar to the emperor's new clothes , but in this case I believe it. He was a second...
by Siao7
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.
Replies: 61
Views: 2848

Re: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.

I said no such thing. I said it was a possible consequence, not a definite one. No one knows what penalty would be handed out - and I honestly don't think the FIA would exclude Verstappen unless he was unapologetically self incriminating, given that he is the current stand out star of his generatio...
by Siao7
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.
Replies: 61
Views: 2848

Re: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.

So rules and regs don't evolve? What does it matter what happened 30 years ago? I agree. But Alien wrote as if he was convinced an exclusion/ license revoking penalty would be handed out this time. I have seen nothing through the years or in recent races that justify to assume a radical evolution l...
by Siao7
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Qatar 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 901

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Qatar 2021

I have gone with Leclerc over Sainz. Leclerc had technical issues in qualifying, therefore started behind. In the race he overcame the deficit to drive / finish directly behind Sainz without attacking him for position. I think Leclerc looked quicker in the race - but overall it was a very equal per...
by Siao7
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make
Replies: 87
Views: 4109

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

Malaysia 2014 showed what the W05 was capable of in the hands of an elite driver vs a good driver. It was probably the most dominant performance of Hamilton's career with only his Italy 2015 drive coming close. You have to hand it to Rosberg, not every driver could digest a dossier and improve to b...
by Siao7
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make
Replies: 87
Views: 4109

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

A think a key factor here is that Red Bull appear to operate as a one-car team in the way that Schumacher's Ferrari team and Alonso's Renault team did. They have an appointed lead driver who receives the bulk of the engineering focus, be it physical upgrades on the car, pitstop strategy, telemetry ...
by Siao7
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.
Replies: 61
Views: 2848

Re: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.

I guess that what is therefore needed is for Hamilton to be 1 point ahead going into Abu Dhabi. It would therefore still be a winner takes all scenario (or who finishes ahead takes all - as if they end the season on equal points, Max wins) - but there is nothing for Max to gain with a DNF. However,...
by Siao7
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Qatar 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 901

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Qatar 2021

I have gone with Leclerc over Sainz. Leclerc had technical issues in qualifying, therefore started behind. In the race he overcame the deficit to drive / finish directly behind Sainz without attacking him for position. I think Leclerc looked quicker in the race - but overall it was a very equal per...
by Siao7
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make
Replies: 87
Views: 4109

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

A think a key factor here is that Red Bull appear to operate as a one-car team in the way that Schumacher's Ferrari team and Alonso's Renault team did. They have an appointed lead driver who receives the bulk of the engineering focus, be it physical upgrades on the car, pitstop strategy, telemetry ...
by Siao7
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make
Replies: 87
Views: 4109

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

A think a key factor here is that Red Bull appear to operate as a one-car team in the way that Schumacher's Ferrari team and Alonso's Renault team did. They have an appointed lead driver who receives the bulk of the engineering focus, be it physical upgrades on the car, pitstop strategy, telemetry ...
by Siao7
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make
Replies: 87
Views: 4109

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

The difference between a very good driver and a great driver is very small. The list of recent greats I think is small, but when coupled with a good car are near unstoppable, as we’ve see this season. Senna Schumacher Alonso Hamilton I have not added Vettel or Verstappen (yet) because I feel the ot...
by Siao7
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.
Replies: 61
Views: 2848

Re: Will the FIA step up. A possible championship permintation.

I guess that what is therefore needed is for Hamilton to be 1 point ahead going into Abu Dhabi. It would therefore still be a winner takes all scenario (or who finishes ahead takes all - as if they end the season on equal points, Max wins) - but there is nothing for Max to gain with a DNF. However,...