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by chetan_rao
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc penalised 15 seconds after Japan race
Replies: 82
Views: 11787

Re: Leclerc penalised 15 seconds after Japan race

Alonso in Malaysia (2012?) comes to mind.

Didn't pit at the end of the first lap for front wing damage, didn't even make it down the start-finish straight before the wing lodged under the car, ending his race and potentially costing him important WDC points.
by chetan_rao
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20228

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Some feisty stuff in midfield. This race could time out under SC.
by chetan_rao
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20228

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Kimi didn't expect that, at least appears that way from the onboard view. Kvyat saw room but pulled out for the move a bit late.
by chetan_rao
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20228

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Seems like an intact car (Perez) stopped right next to an escape/recovery road on a straight bit of track. Why did this need SC deployment?
by chetan_rao
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20228

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel seems to be on a roll. Didn't look like anything obviously dodgy went on with the pit-stops (I'd love to known if Leclerc was offered first stop, that should settle it), did he put in good out-laps to jump Leclerc? Fresh tyres will do that for you. Fresh tires + clear air. Does look like Lec...
by chetan_rao
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20228

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Well it appears Leclerc had no idea they pitted Vettel first. Ferrari boo-boo.
by chetan_rao
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20228

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel seems to be on a roll. Didn't look like anything obviously dodgy went on with the pit-stops (I'd love to known if Leclerc was offered first stop, that should settle it), did he put in good out-laps to jump Leclerc?
by chetan_rao
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 29110

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Fans should get a refund. Absolute nonsense.
by chetan_rao
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 25964

Re: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Good strategy call and perfect execution on track. Well deserved win.

As for Red Bull, it says a lot that they're genuinely contending with Merc upfront, even if they didn't win today. Honda have had a huge hand to play. Three way works battle upfront if Ferrari can sort themselves out.
by chetan_rao
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 25964

Re: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Aero taking away from the racing again. Hamilton probably needs to conserve tires too but presumably had to back off due to brake temps there?
by chetan_rao
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 362
Views: 38897

Re: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

At least Vettel is consistent on drivers being left alone to race, when asked to comment.
by chetan_rao
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 362
Views: 38897

Re: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

There shouldn't be a podium without a clear winner. Understandable for technical and car infringements caught later in parc ferme, but in-race incidents should be adjudicated before the trophies get handed out.
by chetan_rao
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 362
Views: 38897

Re: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Invade wrote:
FormulaFun wrote:I get that sky don't want a penalty because it "ruins the spectacle" but it's a sport not an entertainment show
It's both.
It's sports entertainment! Someone call the WWE.
by chetan_rao
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 362
Views: 38897

Re: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Dive down the inside, run out of track to turn and crowd the opponent off track. Would've probably been fine if there was no contact, but that bump emphasized the move.

Happens a lot, but shouldn't. If you're making a risky move, it's your job to make it stick cleanly.
by chetan_rao
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 71570

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

Driver allegiances aside, these chaps can't win either way. Give wishy-washy non-commital answers and get called corporate robots, show a bit of emotion and get called childish. Human disappointment is the same whoever you are, and everyone actually involved seem to have handled it far better than m...
by chetan_rao
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 71570

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

There was arguably a larger risk of a crash if he'd made a sharp steering input or hit the brakes while on the grass.
by chetan_rao
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Passive Singapore race strategy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2220

Re: Passive Singapore race strategy?

You're making a bunch of assumptions, including your premise around the time in hand. You think if it was possible to go significantly faster (seconds is an order of magnitude in F1 timing), nobody would try? Car characteristics, changing weight distribution as fuel burns off, engine mgmt. at heavi...
by chetan_rao
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Passive Singapore race strategy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2220

Re: Passive Singapore race strategy?

You're making a bunch of assumptions, including your premise around the time in hand. You think if it was possible to go significantly faster (seconds is an order of magnitude in F1 timing), nobody would try? Car characteristics, changing weight distribution as fuel burns off, engine mgmt. at heavie...
by chetan_rao
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 63899

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Max is understandably upset, but no point stewing over it. Racing can be a cruel sport, pretty sure he'll have plenty of success and a few disappointments along the way.

Driver of the day by a country mile, and his time will come if he gets a consistently competitive car under him.
by chetan_rao
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 63899

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

bourbon19 wrote:
chetan_rao wrote:Kimi's still in play if Hamilton is managing the engine.
He's "nursing it" to 1:12:.062
Thinking he's okay
5 seconds to Kimi, 3 to Max with 12 laps to go. Brazil borefest needs a twist. Rain dance time? :]
by chetan_rao
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 63899

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Kimi's still in play if Hamilton is managing the engine.
by chetan_rao
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 63899

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Well I guess we've settled the 'dunce move of the year' title right there, beating off some strong competition.
by chetan_rao
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 63899

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Red Bull 1-2 looking very likely now. One wonders what they could do with a Merc/Ferrari lump in the back.

An absolute shame we didn't get to see that the last few years.
by chetan_rao
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 63899

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Lordy! Red Bull overtaking a Merc uphill in Brazil, who would've bet on that.
by chetan_rao
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 63899

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Traffic cost Max a second or so, then another sec lost in the stop (3 secs stationary), but he's on better tires so I'd still bet on him to push for the win.

He's already taken 8/10ths off Hamilton as I typed that.
by chetan_rao
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 63899

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

What exactly are Red Bull doing different with the tires? Making the supersofts last 35 laps in the first half of the race is ridiculously impressive if it's down to their car and drivers and not unpredictable tires.
by chetan_rao
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 63899

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Max may have enough to pit and keep the lead. Merc don't look like they have the pace to compete.

Ferrari pulled a 1.9 sec stop on Vettel. Blistering!
by chetan_rao
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 63899

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Aren't dummy stops illegal? Ferrari tried one just now, and Merc did one a few races ago. What gives?
by chetan_rao
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 63899

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Traction on the Red Bulls never ceases to amaze me! Good lord give them a competitive motor and let's watch the fireworks.
by chetan_rao
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 32597

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Penalty decision aside, it's surprising F1 uses scales that can't handle a 700-odd kilo car driving on & off it without malfunctioning. Such low load tolerance, or just very sensitive mechanisms? It can't be they never accounted for a use case like today's incident.
by chetan_rao
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 63899

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Did both Ferraris do Q2 on softs? That could be an advantage if the race stays dry.

I'm hoping for some rain so the Red Bulls get involved. Ricciardo is due a good result before he moves on.
by chetan_rao
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 32597

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

If Vettel is under investigation for endangering steward/delegate safety in the weighbridge incident, the incident with Sirotkin was surely a worse case of endangering another participant, timed lap or not? Vettels reporting has zero to do with safety. https://twitter.com/LukeSmithF1/status/1061314...
by chetan_rao
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 32597

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

If Vettel is under investigation for endangering steward/delegate safety in the weighbridge incident, the incident with Sirotkin was surely a worse case of endangering another participant, timed lap or not?
by chetan_rao
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 31083

Re: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

We have a World Champion!
by chetan_rao
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 31083

Re: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Dial down Max's motor and cruise it home. Nobody's in range even if he drop 2 seconds a lap.
by chetan_rao
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 31083

Re: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Dan's blown his motor.
by chetan_rao
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 31083

Re: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

The aero on the Red Bull is quite something. The way Dan pulls away from Seb in the infield is amazing. That car corners like it's on rails with nearly 50 lap old tires.
by chetan_rao
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 31083

Re: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

pokerman wrote:If Hamilton has any sense he will nurse the tyres for a few laps
The win seems unlikely, it would be just as well to get what points he can and collect the bigger trophy.

Top 6 is a given assuming no DNF.
by chetan_rao
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 31083

Re: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel doesn't really need to pass Max, just push him enough to force a stop, then manage tires in clear air the front.

Edit: Vettel just stopped again, that was unexpected. Sprint finish coming up?
by chetan_rao
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 42912

Re: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Race Thread

This is Hamilton being silly. Another win won't matter in the larger scheme of things. A DNF may blow this wide open. Terrific from Max though, that was world-class defending. I think Lewis could have passed there in normal circumstances. He was just too careful, he was doing everything to keep as ...