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by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 8533

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

Really enjoyed qualy. Did not know who was getting pole till the end and Noris popping up like that was so exciting. I hate to put the boot in but Vettel needs to retire. A pay driver is making him look poor and he never looks comfy or fast anymore. Maybe Ferarri absolutely killed his spirit but ti...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Emilia Romagna GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?
Replies: 12
Views: 622

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

I know it was deleted but there's no way running wide accounted for purple in every sector on that last lap by Norris, so I've voted for him. But running wide usually means you can carry more speed as drivers would choose to do it if they could. I think Norris looked incredibly quick, but simply be...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 8533

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

something about perez's picture looks disturbing. That expression.... :D
by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Emilia Romagna GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?
Replies: 12
Views: 622

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

Loads of the top 10 were impressive. I actually was impressed by Ocon. I personally thought the alpine looked even weaker than last weekend and I really didn't expect it to be in the top 10. And yet he was within that top half second petty much even in 9th. Did well to beat stroll as I think the ast...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 8533

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

Mercedes look marginally faster to me. It will take an absolute banzai lap from Max to take pole, Abu Dhabi 2020 style. This kind of aged well if anything it was the opposite that happened, if that had been Perez stuck in 8th and not Bottas I guess we can imagine the kind of rhetoric being used. I ...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 8533

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

Mercedes look marginally faster to me. It will take an absolute banzai lap from Max to take pole, Abu Dhabi 2020 style. This kind of aged well if anything it was the opposite that happened, if that had been Perez stuck in 8th and not Bottas I guess we can imagine the kind of rhetoric being used. I ...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 8533

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

Mercedes look marginally faster to me. It will take an absolute banzai lap from Max to take pole, Abu Dhabi 2020 style. This kind of aged well if anything it was the opposite that happened, if that had been Perez stuck in 8th and not Bottas I guess we can imagine the kind of rhetoric being used. I ...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 8533

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

Fernando "I'm better than Hamilton and Verstappen" got out-qualified by 0.5s by Ocon!?... Ouch!!.. Predict a long season for Nando... Also Sainz got punked again by Leclerc... He'll know what it feels like going up against a special stand out talent... Will be a demotivating season for him If I am ...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 8533

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

Now I think about it, there was a time when Albon got the same time as verstappen in qualifying only just after he moved to red bull mid season. Then Albon never got anywhere close to him after that. The reason I bring it up is because I think that session and this one was about the only ones that ...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 8533

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

Now I think about it, there was a time when Albon got the same time as verstappen in qualifying only just after he moved to red bull mid season. Then Albon never got anywhere close to him after that. The reason I bring it up is because I think that session and this one was about the only ones that V...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 8533

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

I'm sorry but I have to say it - once again when the pack crunches up, Bottas crumbles In the race, I can admit this often looks to be the case since he's been at mercedes some of the time. But even when it is tight, he hasn't often looked weak in qualifying. Remember the USA one year where ferrari...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 8533

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

F1Tyrant wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:31 pm
If Latifi can continue this form, Bottas might still have a seat at Mercedes.
Bottas beating hamilton, latifi beating russell. Maybe two of them are over rated :lol:

It is just one session.

Though latifi is looking pretty good.
by TheGiantHogweed
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 8533

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

Ugh. I don't know how much worse nowtv could get... Been watching it the past few years through my pc monitor as I don't have the space in my room for a TV and now it says HDCP error. From what it says, i understand what it means as it is an unrecognised device and they assume you could be illegally...
by TheGiantHogweed
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Bahrain 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Bahrain 2021

I've looked at the lap times and retracted my vote for Kimi, the 2 drivers had identical pace in the race, I'm going to call it a draw. Based on what you are saying though, you are saying their pace is equal in the race, which likely would have given the higher position to Giovinazzi had he not los...
by TheGiantHogweed
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Bahrain 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Bahrain 2021

Hamilton - This is quite straight forward although it has to be said that Bottas was very competitive. Verstappen - Again straight forward, poor qualifying from Perez but not his fault he had to start from the pitlane, good recovery drive but never on the pace of Max. Norris - Quicker all weekend b...
by TheGiantHogweed
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Bahrain 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Bahrain 2021

Same here voted for Kimi because I was unaware of a pitstop issue for Giovinazzi, as for voting for Gasly he binned it on the first lap, I voted for Tsunoda. ^Good point about Kimi v. Gio, I didn't know about the pitstop issues. I voted the same as you except that I did choose Kimi (largely because...
by TheGiantHogweed
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Bahrain 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Bahrain 2021

double post - meant to edit my other
by TheGiantHogweed
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Bahrain 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Bahrain 2021

Most pretty easy even if some are close: Hamilton over Bottas Verstappen over Perez Norris over Ricciardo Stroll over Vettel Alonso over Ocon Leclerc over Sainz Gasly over Tsunoda - this was a bit harder, as gasly looked like he will have ben far better the whole weekend. But that one mistake right ...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 138
Views: 7545

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

I am confused by the almost unanimous conclusion here that Max is the best qualifier on the grid. He has a total of 4 pole positions after 120 entries. He also has ten wins which says to me that that his race day performance is more than twice as good as his qualifying performance. Max did not take...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 138
Views: 7545

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

Not too much to disagree with there, I might put Ricciardo nearer to Alonso and I think Russell will end up higher than his present position, Vettel's position would indicate that he's lost about 0.1s in the last couple of years, an indication of decline perhaps. Ricciardo has proven to be a very d...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 138
Views: 7545

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

Since Invade brought it up, here is what my model suggests for the percent gaps between the quantifiable members of the grid. Tsunoda, Schumacher, and Mazepin are impossible to rate at the moment. For the purposes of compiling this list, I've assumed Russell has the same speed as Bottas. I fully ad...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4773
Views: 1029060

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Funny how the last 15 posts or so in the official Hamilton thread seem to be arguing about how good Vettel was in a race 13 years ago. Some being relevant though and implying it isn't really worth bringing up this far.
by TheGiantHogweed
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3346

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

The votes are for the people who did not seem to deserve them are telling. As I write this: 2 For Bottas and Mazepin. 1 For Riccardo and Vettel, Alonso. I can see no reason any of these drivers earned a vote. Sure, Riccardo may have had floor damage, and Alsono's car failed which means making they ...
by TheGiantHogweed
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brawn: Tsunoda F1's Best Rookie for Years
Replies: 32
Views: 1460

Re: Brawn: Tsunoda F1's Best Rookie for Years

Based on the performance in this race alone, i don't really see it as being that special. That car looked either 3rd or 4th best. Even with perez not getting through, Tsunoda didn't manage to either. He had a bad start which he admitted to and while he recovered to 9th the main reasons he got there ...
by TheGiantHogweed
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14390

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Three observations from me: 2) Taken over the entirety of the weekend, when was the last time a rookie put in a worse debut performance than Mazepin? I think we might have to go back pretty far to find one... Looking further into his weekend, I didn't realise that his later spin in qualifying was a...
by TheGiantHogweed
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3346

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis, Norris and Perez for me. Lewis I mean what can you say the guy is still in the middle of this magical run. I thought that him catching covid might have put an end to this run that he is in but it was not to be. He still has the nose for the checkered flag in the most unlikely of circumstance...
by TheGiantHogweed
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3346

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

I'm going into this much depth as I was just so surprised that he got the official driver of the day vote Pretty much any driver of a top team who starts/ends up at the back and makes their way back to the top 5/6 always do well in the official driver of the day vote. It isn’t a surprising thing. W...
by TheGiantHogweed
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3346

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis, Norris and Perez for me. Lewis I mean what can you say the guy is still in the middle of this magical run. I thought that him catching covid might have put an end to this run that he is in but it was not to be. He still has the nose for the checkered flag in the most unlikely of circumstance...
by TheGiantHogweed
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14390

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Bottas race pace was exactly equal to Hamiltons, funny how so many jumped on Bottas’ back for this race. I feel Lewis has more to come in this car. It usually takes him 3-4 races to warm up. It might take longer this year with no real pre season. http://en.mclarenf-1.com/index.php?page=chart&gp=105...
by TheGiantHogweed
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 113
Views: 4410

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

I can accept your view on this. However I don't think yesterday was an example of him showing to be his usual slow self and not really trying. He looked more or less on hamilton's pace the whole race and lost around 4 seconds due to Leclerc getting an excellent launch and then a further 8 in the pi...
by TheGiantHogweed
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3346

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis, Norris and Perez for me. Lewis I mean what can you say the guy is still in the middle of this magical run. I thought that him catching covid might have put an end to this run that he is in but it was not to be. He still has the nose for the checkered flag in the most unlikely of circumstance...
by TheGiantHogweed
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 113
Views: 4410

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

While Bottas has shown to not challenge Hamilton often, he hasn't only won when hamilton has had an "off day". There was nothing wrong with Hamilton's performance on race day in the USA in 2019 and the same goes for Japan and Baku that year. Hamilton had bad luck/penalties in Austria 2017 which won...
by TheGiantHogweed
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14390

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Do the leaders still get DRS from lapped cars? I noticed that Lewis did not open his DRS when lapping an Alfa as make had DRS on him. I also noticed it on another occasion. From watching the channel 4 coverage, Hamilton wasn't close enough to the alfa to get DRS open ( or at least from that they sa...
by TheGiantHogweed
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14390

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Three observations from me: 1) With both Norris and Sainz performing better than expected in the race against their respective teammates, we might be trending in the direction of both having been underrated 2) Taken over the entirety of the weekend, when was the last time a rookie put in a worse de...
by TheGiantHogweed
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 113
Views: 4410

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

RBR v Merc is interesting. I don't think many people would say Verstappen is BETTER than Hamilton, so presumably it means Perez is considered better than Bottas. Unless people have factored in the team aspect and consider a VER/PER line up more effective overall than a HAM/BOT line up even if HAM a...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14390

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

https://www.racefans.net/2021/03/28/tra ... says-masi/

More on the track limits. Apparently every car but one did the right thing...

Questionable how they manage it.
by TheGiantHogweed
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 909
Views: 282462

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

I thought Vettel looked as good or better than Stroll today until his incident. The incident played a big part obviously, but I don't think vettel's pace was lacking at all and I think yesterday was a little hard to judge. But he can have yesterday taken against him regarding the yellow flag incide...
by TheGiantHogweed
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 909
Views: 282462

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

hmm, yea, i means loss of concentration or blank moment. Or anything else that would describe it. I can't defend him for the incident. I can't say it was a good weekend as a whole, I just thought he looked more comfortable with the car than he did most of last year in the early stages of the race. ...