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by iano
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 136
Views: 3419

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I think even if Hamilton ends this race in P19, it would do little to reignite a title race.
by iano
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold Prediction : Hamilton out, Vettel in
Replies: 46
Views: 4053

Re: Bold Prediction : Hamilton out, Vettel in

I believe Lewis is moving to Racing Point (Aston Martin) next year because he's enjoying driving this years Mercedes so much. Although that's techically not possible, change of regs. ;) Yes, can't make an exact copy anymore. Besides, they would at least need to give his current car a new paint job.
by iano
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Second Red Bull seat
Replies: 36
Views: 3937

Re: Second Red Bull seat

If it was me I'd put Perez in the Red Bull for a season and run both Gasly and Albon in AT. I'd look at how close Perez could get to Verstappen and make a judgement on Albon and Gasly from that. Also it would be useful to Red Bull to see a direct comparison between Gasly and Albon. I this this is a...
by iano
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix
Replies: 44
Views: 3188

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

Vettel was strong this race I think. He lost nearly 10 seconds in his pit stop and there was nothing later in the race that made up for that. He finished in a realistic position despite his bad luck and destroyed Leclerc.. Vettel destroyed leclerc? How do you.figure that one out? Leclerc was comfor...
by iano
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 9366

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Harpo wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:Hamilton will probably win. Excited to see what Racing Point can do.
For now they are doing today the times Mercedes was doing last year...
Interesting if true. The suggestion is they are effectively driving the last years Mercedes car... but to match the speed the drivers must also be equal.
by iano
Wed May 13, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 17171

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

The personality of Ricciardo can be a great team asset, but may also be more threatening to Leclerc. The Ferrari long term commitment is to Leclerc, so it could be Leclerc who gets the final say. Interestingly it feels like Verstappen is really hoping he does not have to compete with Ricciardo in a ...
by iano
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72672

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

The good news is that it is becoming clearer and clearer that diagnosed cases of Covid-19, represent just a fraction of the number of people infected with the virus. This is good news because it means the spread will not keep growing for as long as previously thought, and deaths will be less than t...
by iano
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72672

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Incidentally the UK Government has now said that herd immunity isn't their strategy and the press has misreported it. Which is even more incompetent because many British people are saying how if herd immunity is the plan they are going to try and catch it early to get it out the way before the hosp...
by iano
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72672

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

The good news is that it is becoming clearer and clearer that diagnosed cases of Covid-19, represent just a fraction of the number of people infected with the virus. This is good news because it means the spread will not keep growing for as long as previously thought, and deaths will be less than t...
by iano
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72672

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

The good news is that it is becoming clearer and clearer that diagnosed cases of Covid-19, represent just a fraction of the number of people infected with the virus. This is good news because it means the spread will not keep growing for as long as previously thought, and deaths will be less than th...
by iano
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72672

No regular season in 2020 .... so what are the ramifications

Australia now cancelled. Bahrain - already McLaren cannot attend, and rest of the drivers will not wish to either. Vietnam is not better than Australia was 2 weeks ago.... so with an extra two weeks.....not going to happen From a previous post i made a few days ago.. -- China - postponed Holland - 8...
by iano
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72672

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Bahrain should go as per schedule. They are not even going to allow any spectator on the track :? Not sure about Vietnam. Hopefully rest of the season will not get affected. Probably they will need to have restriction on international spectators or something x( I doubt Bahrain will go ahead. It qui...
by iano
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 predictions
Replies: 39
Views: 17774

Re: 2020 predictions

Looking at the races and impact of Covid 19. Once there is local transmission of Covid-19, so far in most countries cases grow at a multiple of around 2.5x more cases each week. I will assume applying this growth rate to current local cases will calculate the maximum possible cases at a future date...
by iano
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 21751

Re: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus

I hate to pessimistic but this season is going to be a mess. Australia will go ahead, 3 team members are suffering from symptoms, i'd say probably unlikely to be Corona but how many team members are willing to take the risk going forwards. Most counties are seeing an exponential rise in cases, they...
by iano
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 22133

Re: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

mikeyg123 wrote:I'm certain Mercedes won't appear dominant.
I feel it very unlikely Mercedes will win more than 4 races this season.
by iano
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 21751

Re: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus

How about we have Australia 1, Australia 2, Australia 3 and Australia 4? That would cover the first 4 races and they could probably cut some gaps if they don't have to pack up and move :) One could trial a reverse grid even if points were not recorded - or some other options Because F1 grand prix i...
by iano
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 21751

Re: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus

I think we'll lose a lot of the early races. Bahrain definitely. Vietnam, I can see them going to extraordinary lengths to try and keep the race on but ultimately not being able to. And then the early part of the European calendar has got to be under threat as well, given it's two months away and t...
by iano
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 predictions
Replies: 39
Views: 17774

Re: 2020 predictions

Looking at the races and impact of Covid 19. Once there is local transmission of Covid-19, so far in most countries cases grow at a multiple of around 2.5x more cases each week. I will assume applying this growth rate to current local cases will calculate the maximum possible cases at a future date ...
by iano
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 78287

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

Ferrari appeared to be much slower in a straight line in this last race. This has obviously raised a lot of suspicions with people, giving the timing of the technical clarification that Red Bull requested. Max Verstappen has outright accused them of cheating, but obviously whether they were or were...
by iano
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paul di Resta and Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 86
Views: 12275

Re: Paul di Resta and Lewis Hamilton

I've just looked it up and being biased toward someone means you are favouring them, it also says this is often used wrongly when people actually mean biased against. Well I didn't know that. I just took the words as individual entities. Well grammar wouldn't be a strong point for myself, I had to ...
by iano
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 78287

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

Ferrari appeared to be much slower in a straight line in this last race. This has obviously raised a lot of suspicions with people, giving the timing of the technical clarification that Red Bull requested. Max Verstappen has outright accused them of cheating, but obviously whether they were or were...
by iano
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 U. S. Grand Prix
Replies: 20
Views: 3838

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 U. S. Grand Prix

Valtteri, Lewis, Ricciardo for me. Honorable mention to Lando Norris. Edit: Max also deserves an honorable mention. yes, Norris drove well. I also would have selected him, but Ricciardo was better in a car that is probably not quite as good. Norris was really close, it is his first year in F1, and ...
by iano
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault disqualified from Japanese GP!
Replies: 78
Views: 14738

Re: Renault using a Illegal Braking System?

I would love to see the protest, because IMO the Renault system is not illegal, but a novel way to improve the driver/car performance. I went over the regulations, and while such things as anti-lock are banned, this system is not actually anti-lock but just fine-tunes the braking balance dependent ...
by iano
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Japanese Grand Prix
Replies: 26
Views: 5775

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Japanese Grand Prix

Interesting no one has considered Perez. Yes he crashed on the last lap, but the crash does not appear to be his fault, and his result still had him gaining 8 places during the race.. ok not quite as good as Ricciardo who gained 10 places, but still better than Sainz who only gained his two places d...
by iano
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 37635

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't see the issue with what Mercedes did with Hamilton. He was giving it everything when Bottas had had his 2nd stop. Despite this, Hamilton was nearly as fast as Bottas. Implying he seriously was puc=shing. In all that traffic, although he was faster than Vettel at this stage, I seriously doub...
by iano
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 33569

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

Ruste13 wrote:I must be borderline dyslexic, everytime I read this thread title I see, "Verstappen needs his watch back"
The clock is ticking
by iano
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 driver for Haas F1
Replies: 41
Views: 6068

Re: 2020 driver for Haas F1

The new t-shirt: "What would Guenther Steiner do?"

Is it better than the "what would Putin do?" or others?
by iano
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 28525

Re: It's not the car, it's Lewis!

Simply remove Hamilton, and yes, Mercedes would not be winning. But if you replace Hamilton with another driver instead of Bottas in one car and the other car without a driver, depending on who replaces Hamilton, Mercedes could still be winning.
by iano
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?
Replies: 83
Views: 11992

Re: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?

I have forgotten their names
by iano
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 22381

Re: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

UnlikeUday wrote:Banana kerb installed at turn 5 to enforce track limits.

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Source - http://www.imgur.com
The Banana kerb will probably be less of a problem than the witches hats and the disruption to allow them to be replaced by track officials.
by iano
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will be Hamilton's main challenger for the 2019 title?
Replies: 51
Views: 8136

Re: Who will be Hamilton's main challenger for the 2019 titl

Option 5 - Hamilton

Self destruction would be the biggest risk - and still not that big as far as risks go.
by iano
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel finished?
Replies: 211
Views: 26893

Re: Is Vettel finished?

Ok. Vettel did not finish in the front runners.... but after everyone stopped looking he did eventually finish. No need to go out wandering around the track seeing if he is still out there.
by iano
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174815

Re: Silly Season 2020!

Personally, I think Toto wants to hire Ocon. I'd actually say the opposite, that if it was purely down to his personal opinion, he'd keep Bottas. He's had a much larger role in Bottas' career than he has Ocon's. Are you sure about that? Erm, yes? Have you forgotten that he was part of Valtteri's ma...
by iano
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do Ferrari or Mercedes have the best "2nd driver"??
Replies: 29
Views: 5566

Re: Do Ferrari or Mercedes have the best "2nd driver"??

The thing about contracts is that people always seem so sure when claiming certain drivers have No. 1 status but nobody seems to have the same kind of evidence or proof that other drivers are on equal status contracts. Truth is that 99.9% of the world don't actually have a clue. Hmm...no 1 status d...
by iano
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do Ferrari or Mercedes have the best "2nd driver"??
Replies: 29
Views: 5566

Re: Do Ferrari or Mercedes have the best "2nd driver"??

I was going to pic Vettel... but that option is missing
by iano
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174815

Re: Silly Season 2020!

First of all I don't see Vettel retiring this year, it's interesting that Alonso is being seen as totally out of the picture. With Ricciardo he's under contract to Renault so I can't see that happening , Renault stopped the Hulk joining Mercedes in 2017. On to Bottas I could see that happening in r...
by iano
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: Qualifying prediction game 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 90462

Re: Qualifying prediction game 2019

Austria: Q3: Russell Kubica Stroll Albon Grosjean Q2: Magnussen Kvyat Raikkonen Giovinazzi Perez Top 10: 1. Hamilton 2. Bottas 3. Leclerc 4. Vettel 5. Verstappen 6. Sainz 7. Gasly 8. Norris 9. Ricciardo 10. Hulkenberg I wonder why Hulkenberg would use the tires to get throught to the top 10... when...
by iano
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 653
Views: 84921

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? The Ricciardo/Hulkenberg and Ricciardo/Vettel cross comparisons basically suggest that Verstappen is around 2 tenths quicker than even Hamilton/Alonso tier [/u] I know sounds absurd, but that is what the numbers say. The reality is that even when drivers...
by iano
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84722

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Ban division 1. It you take the top three teams out, or just consider them a sideshow, then formulae 1 is quite interesting. Who will win division 2 this weekend is a lot more open than who will will division 1. This I can get on board with. Without the big 3 the championship battle would look like...
by iano
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84722

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Ban division 1.

It you take the top three teams out, or just consider them a sideshow, then formulae 1 is quite interesting. Who will win division 2 this weekend is a lot more open than who will will division 1.