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by wolfticket
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Premature predictions topic!
Replies: 15
Views: 1559

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 wolfticket
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6655

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Today's race was the most boring of the entire season. If it's true that Mercedes "turned-down" the performance of their cars due to MGU fatigue, then they surrendered the race to Red Bull for no reason. So what if one (or both) Mercedes break down. It's not like Merc couldn't afford to lose the po...
by wolfticket
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6655

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Today's race was the most boring of the entire season. If it's true that Mercedes "turned-down" the performance of their cars due to MGU fatigue, then they surrendered the race to Red Bull for no reason. So what if one (or both) Mercedes break down. It's not like Merc couldn't afford to lose the po...
by wolfticket
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!
Replies: 19
Views: 1598

Re: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!

Is showing their personality through their driving not enough? There aren't many sports where the competitors keep changing their kits throughout the season.
by wolfticket
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6655

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Abu Dhabi: A reliable anticlimax to the season. - Bottas would have still been 2nd with a 3rd place finish, so I don't understand why they were so conservative in the strategy Maybe they just wanted it all over too. I think they probably thought the only way they could lose 2nd in the WDC was a fail...
by wolfticket
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grosjean's Horrific Crash (Bahrain 2020) [Merged]
Replies: 72
Views: 6370

Re: Gorsjean's Horriffic Crash (Bahrain 2020)

I have to wonder about the fire marshal hosing down the pavement before turning the hose on Grosjean's car. It occurs to me that Romain was on the same side of the barrier that the fire marshal was on. He may not have wanted to turn the force of the hose on Romain as he was getting out of the cockp...
by wolfticket
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Grosjean's Horrific Crash (Bahrain 2020) [Merged]
Replies: 72
Views: 6370

Re: Gorsjean's Horriffic Crash (Bahrain 2020)

The question of Armco is interesting one. Without the Halo he's dead irrespective, and the fire/destruction was heightened by it. Armco is terrible from that point of view. However ultimately the devastation and penetration caused to the barrier my also have been what ultimately saved him from being...
by wolfticket
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, do people want "novelty" races now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2175

Re: So, do people want "novelty" races now ?

Without high downforce and grip F1 isn't really F1. It should be fairly close to the optimum engineering solution for going fast around a circuit as it is meant to be the fastest racing formula. If you want low grip and slower cars there are plenty of other series to go for. Changes to keep things i...
by wolfticket
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 10706

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

2006 wrote: Calling it now: Schumacher's records will never be broken
:)
by wolfticket
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?
Replies: 266
Views: 14189

Re: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/formula1/50296806/page/8 I've heard a reason for why Albon is struggling - and this has come from a very good source. It's to do with car behaviour and what the two drivers want. Verstappen likes a pointy car, in the same ay Michael Schumacher used to like a pointy ...
by wolfticket
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?
Replies: 266
Views: 14189

Re: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?

It occurs to me that George Russell could actually be a really good fit.
He's been very fast and consistent (especially in qualifying making Q2 not a shock any more) in a Williams that while much improved has often been the slowest car on the grid.
by wolfticket
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 10647

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread

For those that haven't caught it yet, Kimi's opening lap: 8O
by wolfticket
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 10647

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread

If Gasly was having a season like this without his Red Bull baggage teams would be all over him as the next big thing in F1. He's been immense.
by wolfticket
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 809
Views: 242366

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

4 or 5 years of complete Renault dominance and Alonso could be back in the game :)
by wolfticket
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?
Replies: 266
Views: 14189

Re: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?

I'd give Gasly another chance.
by wolfticket
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2 & F3
Replies: 297
Views: 14229

Re: F2 & F3

Banana Man wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:21 am
Absolute monster that, such a relief to see them both climb out.
Wow 8O That Tecpro really is awesome stuff.

by wolfticket
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 11835

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

Sainz moaning about turn two.... well clearly you're not supposed to drive through the bollards at full speed are you? The whole point of the chicane is to slow you down, but no it has to be changed because you're an idiot! I agree about not moaning, but it did seem mad to me that Verstappen especi...
by wolfticket
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 11835

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

I thought that not having Hamilton at the front would spice up the race. Turns out it's just as boring as before. I actually turned off my TV with 15 laps to spare and took a nap. Formula 1 is fundamentally broken. The resources and performance difference between the cars is too great. Formula 1 is...
by wolfticket
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Russian Grand Prix
Replies: 79
Views: 3070

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

My overall driver of the day didn't make the top 3 on the coverage. Perez's pace and longevity on that first soft stint was huge.
by wolfticket
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Russian Grand Prix
Replies: 79
Views: 3070

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

Tricky one. More than 3 good drives that stand out.
by wolfticket
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 11762

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Strong race from Raikkonen. Supposedly there was damage after the (first :) ) first lap incident. His pace for the final stint in order to only lose one place from the 5 second penalty was really good.
by wolfticket
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 11762

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Amazing eventful race, but make the most of it because I doubt we'll be back here in a hurry. I'm not convinced the track is really suited to modern F1.
by wolfticket
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 5165

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

(I posted this in the race thread, but it's probably more relevant here) In principle violations that compromise fair racing, gaining from cutting a chicane or jumping the start for instance, can be proportionate to the racing advantage gained. On the other hand the penalties for violations that com...
by wolfticket
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 25074

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

What rankles me the most about these stop and go penalties is that before the race, the commentators mentioned several records on offer to Hamilton had he finished on the podium. Can't recall all of the possibilities, but one of them was most consecuitive podium finishes. Again, there were several ...
by wolfticket
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 8000

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Amazing how fine the margins are: Bottas 0.069 off pole and Pérez 0.025 off lap of the day/3rd. And of course totally knocking Hamilton/Sainz from the headlines.
by wolfticket
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 12568

Re: 2020 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread

He may not have the car under him, and he might well retire at the end of the season, but video evidence suggests Kimi has still got it especially around Spa:



Round the outside through Pouhon 8O
by wolfticket
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Practice and Qualifying Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 11706

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Practice and Qualifying Thread

To be fair Bottas did improve, just by not quite enough. It's fairly frequently the case that he is equal or faster than Hamilton in the first two sectors and then loses out in the last, and that's not just here.
by wolfticket
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 14999

Re: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Race Thread

Ever since the early days of Mercedes' return to F1 when they have had issues it's often been overheating the rear tyres. I feel like it's never really gone away. Obviously they're largely overcome it with setup and whatever the design concept that provokes it it's totally worth it by virtue of thei...
by wolfticket
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 British Grand Prix
Replies: 25
Views: 3245

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

Gasly's been quietly excellent all season.
by wolfticket
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: He's back.. BBC reporting Alonso has signed for Renault 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 3933

Re: He's back.. BBC reporting Alonso has signed for Renault

Water is wet, Popes defecate in woods, Alonsos return to Renault :)

Happy to see him back. I still think he's one of the best and I like to see the best driving an F1 car.
by wolfticket
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: All Star Esports Australian F1 GP Alternative Event
Replies: 52
Views: 21784

Re: All Star Esports Australian F1 GP Alternative Event

Once you start watching it as a race in it's own right, rather than a game or an alternative to real life, the full time sim'ers put on a really good show. Some spectacular (yet largely clean) racing here:

by wolfticket
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 83385

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/marko-red-bull-coronavirus-camp/4774807/ I find this utterly contemptible. It suggests he is both ignorant and completely lacking perspective. I'd be happy to see him gone from the paddock before racing restarts as he clearly lacks care for drivers beyond what they...
by wolfticket
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 predictions
Replies: 39
Views: 18767

Re: 2020 predictions

We have only had 2 cancelled so far, Australia and Monaco. All the others are currently 'postponed'. Obviously, some of the postponed ones will be cancelled by the end of the season. Fair point. :thumbup: ... which leads to the slightly bleak 'guess how many races will take place in 2020' thread id...
by wolfticket
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes steering wheels innovation
Replies: 119
Views: 23538

Re: Mercedes steering wheels innovation

Right so I'm seeing a lot of talk about how this is genius, and seems to be legal. My question is, if it's legal for the driver to change the toe from the cockpit, why not just have a button that does the same job? And if a simple switch on the wheel wouldn't be allowed then why would this be legal...
by wolfticket
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 26533

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

Asphalt_World wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:I think after day 1 it's safe to say the 2020 season will be a hard thought battle between Mercedes and Racing Point.
I think after day 2 it's safe to say the 2020 season will be dominated by Alfa Romeo.
Kimi's 13 years between 1st and 2nd WDCs will comfortably be a new record.
by wolfticket
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton
Replies: 109
Views: 15904

Re: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton

I think I you were actually in charge at Ferrari and the opportunity was there to sign Hamilton it would be very risky and difficult to justify turning it down.
by wolfticket
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 24511

Re: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

It's amazing how many ideas to improve F1 are things that have been the case at some point in the past but were changed in the name of improving F1... Anyway, It feels like unless it's going to the wire Abu Dhabi has a certain anticlimactic end of term feel to it, especially after Brazil. Maybe that...
by wolfticket
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 38881

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

I think Hamilton made a mistake not to go for slipstream. He should have tucked behind behind going to final corner. But Gasly did well not to make mistake even though he went for the outside line in the final corner and had slightly few more meter to travel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsbjI6H...
by wolfticket
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will McLaren get back on the podium?
Replies: 191
Views: 82515

Re: When will McLaren get back on the podium?

Liket wrote:Sainz has done it, apparently?

12 people got it right.
Well, apparently I said "Before the end of the season". It didn't say which season though... :)