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by bourbon19
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?
Replies: 88
Views: 5502

Re: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?

Max is perfect PR for the RedBull brand. Young, brash, aggressive, shaking things up - PR is not just about being a corporate spokesman, it's about how well he relates to people and the company in terms of the brand image. And Max is a perfect fit for RedBull (but not so much for, say, Mercedes). R...
by bourbon19
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?
Replies: 88
Views: 5502

Re: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?

I am really not on the Perez to RB bandwagon. He's a good steady driver and obviously has some phenomenal races, but replacing Albon with him I think would just see him take on a Bottas or Webber role to Verstappen. I am liking Verstappen more and more - not because he is on my team of choice, but b...
by bourbon19
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 7297

Re: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Race Thread

Great race! Congrats to our new 7x WDC Lewis, who showed up the field after a miserable qualifying and start - way to win the title. Congrats to Seb on the podium. Glad he fought to catch up there at the end so that he was in place to take the podium spot when Charles went off. Great drives by Lewis...
by bourbon19
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 9429

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

All records are made to be broken, so I suspect Hamilton's will be broken as well This is a popular cliche but I don’t believe it necessarily holds true. It has been half a century since Pele won his third World Cup and no one since then had been able to match him, and not one current football play...
by bourbon19
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 153
Views: 6116

Re: 2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Congratulations to Mercedes - sweet 7. Great job by Hamilton. You have to wonder what is going on when Bottas has so many issues with his car, week after week, that prevent him from keeping, taking or fighting for the lead. Verstappen would have beat him - sad stuff. Bummer for Verstappen and Red Bu...
by bourbon19
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 9429

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

All records are made to be broken, so I suspect Hamilton's will be broken as well - when we have another team with a good long stint like Mercedes has had, with a dominant driver on the team. The only exception would be some of Max's "youngest" records as they have upped the age limit since that tim...
by bourbon19
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 6667

Re: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)

To me it does not really matter why Seb is presently performing poorly. Whether it is because he has lost his ability to drive, or he can't manage the car due to certain attributes it has, or he is driving as good as he ever was and Charles is just a far, far better driver, or the cars are not actua...
by bourbon19
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Belgian Grand Prix
Replies: 23
Views: 1832

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

Asphalt_World wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:29 am
bourbon19 wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:14 am
Hamilton def. driver of the day. Everyone else just did the best they could out there.
So, if all the others did the best they could, are you saying that Hamilton did better than's capable of doing?
No. He did the best he could too, but he also won.
by bourbon19
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 6667

Re: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)

It is true that both Stroll and Perez have backing. But Stroll's dad is the man with the power in this situation, so he wins. If Telemax was an owner instead, you can bet Stroll would be waving goodbye. Money is a key factor, but they are also trying to build up the team - quickly. So it isn't all a...
by bourbon19
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 6667

Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)

Sebastian is officially headed to Aston Martin in 2021.

https://www.planetf1.com/news/sebastian ... on-martin/

May the car keep him at the sharp end of the grid! :D
by bourbon19
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold Prediction : Hamilton out, Vettel in
Replies: 46
Views: 4699

Re: Bold Prediction : Hamilton out, Vettel in

Vettel had better being going to Aston Martin. What other reason would there be for ousting Sergio? Nothing else would make a smack of sense, imo. Vettel to AM would change my level of excitement for next year - that is 100% certain. Waking up at 1am and 4 am to watch Ferrari floundering around in f...
by bourbon19
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 22303

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

This race was a catastrophe for Vettel fans. Beginning with P1 till his break failure. And at Monza too. Shame. Charles did not help the team with his crash, but to be fair, he would have likely been passed back to P14 or 15 anyway as the car is a royal mess. As a F1 fan, it was pretty cool to see t...
by bourbon19
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Belgian Grand Prix
Replies: 23
Views: 1832

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

Hamilton def. driver of the day. Everyone else just did the best they could out there.
by bourbon19
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 21175

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Well this race was a complete waste of time for Sebastian fans. The only moment of worth was him keeping his 10th place against Bottas at the end. Still not sure how he was able to do so. The live timing showed Bottas passing at some point, but they didn't show that - or I missed it. Anyway - imagin...
by bourbon19
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?
Replies: 134
Views: 12763

Re: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?

That's the thing - Vettel is a proven world champion. He alone got himself up to 6th last race by demanding mediums after the rain when the team wanted to slap on softs - and despite their holding him for 2 billion years during that pit stop. I think before we see Racing Point improving because of V...
by bourbon19
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?
Replies: 134
Views: 12763

Re: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?

Yes. Vettel is clearly better than Perez. Well Vettel has clearly had better cars than Perez, do we actually know his is currently a better driver? It is always the car + driver. But here, you have a proven, consecutive 4X WDC - and some of those did not come easy (2010/2012). With Perez, we don't ...
by bourbon19
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 - 2019 just an illusion after all?
Replies: 51
Views: 5219

Re: 2017 - 2019 just an illusion after all?

Exediron mistook what I said, anyway still interesting how the Mercedes are cheating got a free pass. It got a free pass from me because it's: a) Impossible to prove one way or another at this time b) Probably true The poster was making the point that every F1 team is likely cheating to a larger or...
by bourbon19
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 709
Views: 58172

Re: Silly Season 2021

As a team principal wouldn't you wait to see who wins the battle of the midfield, Vettel is fine in a dominant car but when it comes to scrapping I would have though Perez is the guy to have on your team. I can't see Vettel finishing too many races to be honest, the midfield is a war zone! He'll ad...
by bourbon19
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 19798

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

Apparently Vettel stormed out of the paddock after crashing out of the Styrian Grand Prix, causing Ferrari to cancel all of their post-race media sessions. A further breakdown in the relationship between Vettel and Ferrari? I'm starting to suspect he may leave the team before the season is over. We...
by bourbon19
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 19798

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

Apparently Vettel stormed out of the paddock after crashing out of the Styrian Grand Prix, causing Ferrari to cancel all of their post-race media sessions. A further breakdown in the relationship between Vettel and Ferrari? I'm starting to suspect he may leave the team before the season is over. We...
by bourbon19
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 9954

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Leclerc looks to generally have more pace than Vettel, but they both still make stupid mistakes. Their team has two drivers that can either be great, or dreadful, but they tend to be one or the other. Bottas and hamilton i think is a significently better line up. Mainly due to Hamilton of cource, B...
by bourbon19
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 9954

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

F1_Ernie wrote:Why did they pit Hamilton?
Try to prevent an undercut, I imagine. But I don’t think it was necessary.
by bourbon19
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 9954

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

cmberry20 wrote:Sky commentators don't have a clue which Ferrari hit who. Even after multi camera angles
Martin confused things by immediately jumping on Seb as usual. At least Martin apologized this time when he realized that it had been an obvious brain dead moment by Charles.
by bourbon19
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the current grid weak?
Replies: 84
Views: 8992

Re: Is the current grid weak?

I agree the grid is young and unproven and therefore, it is weak. When Vettel leaves, and assuming Alonso does not return, then you have 2 WDCs on the grid - and that is assuming Kimi stays (and he won't be challenging with his team). Of the remaining, Verstappen and Riccardo could possibly challen...
by bourbon19
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: He's back.. BBC reporting Alonso has signed for Renault 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 3671

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

I would rather have seen him up against Ricciardo TBH. I wonder if Dan saw this coming... Ocon is on a 2 year contract so it needed Ricciardo to leave for Alonso to be signed. Hamilton will be especially pleased, it ensures he will not be the oldest driver in F1. :) Is Kimi retiring? He's older tha...
by bourbon19
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 19142

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

The Albon / Hamilton incident highlighted typical Brundle. He instantly claimed Albon needed to be patient and had wasted a chance, before then realising that Albon had passed. Brundle offers some brilliant insights in to the sport, but I often find him making huge claims before really looking at t...
by bourbon19
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 19142

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

If the safety car is really going to be used every single time a car stops on track (despite them recovering the car before the cars line up proving a VSC would have been fine) we need to find a different solution. We can't continue to allow the races to be corrupted like this. This year I would im...
by bourbon19
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 19142

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Mixed feelings for Ferrari surely, Leclerc somehow gets 2nd, Lando beats Carlos (wrong driver choice?), what do you say about Vettel? Vettel? The same thing you say about Hamilton. We can have racing, or we can have drivers taking no chances and giving up on defense. Sainz nearly took Norris out to...
by bourbon19
Tue May 26, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the current grid weak?
Replies: 84
Views: 8992

Re: Is the current grid weak?

I agree the grid is young and unproven and therefore, it is weak. When Vettel leaves, and assuming Alonso does not return, then you have 2 WDCs on the grid - and that is assuming Kimi stays (and he won't be challenging with his team). Of the remaining, Verstappen and Riccardo could possibly challen...
by bourbon19
Fri May 22, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the current grid weak?
Replies: 84
Views: 8992

Re: Is the current grid weak?

I agree the grid is young and unproven and therefore, it is weak. When Vettel leaves, and assuming Alonso does not return, then you have 2 WDCs on the grid - and that is assuming Kimi stays (and he won't be challenging with his team). Of the remaining, Verstappen and Riccardo could possibly challeng...
by bourbon19
Fri May 15, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 19798

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

pokerman wrote:
BMWSauber84 wrote:Vettel supposedly turned down a McLaren offer. It's Mercedes or retirement for him allegedly.
I ventured that myself, I can't see him wanting to drive for a midfield team.
Yup. Mercedes or out...with a 10% chance on Alfa Romeo.
by bourbon19
Fri May 15, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel: What do you think he should do next?
Replies: 52
Views: 7075

Re: Vettel: What do you think he should do next?

Well that's another door closed then. I think it's going to be time to walk away, surely? Renault? I don't see it. They might want him I guess, but would he want to go there? No evidence they are are really on the rise? And if they are, surely Ocon will be their (French) focus? Seb could even face ...
by bourbon19
Wed May 13, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 19798

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

It has become increasingly clear that Ferrari is incapable of putting together a winning car. Charles won 2 races last year and that is held up as the brilliant standard for Ferrari. I have no regrets about Seb leaving the Italian team behind. McLaren is due for a rise, I hope he pops over there if...
by bourbon19
Tue May 12, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 19798

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

It has become increasingly clear that Ferrari is incapable of putting together a winning car. Charles won 2 races last year and that is held up as the brilliant standard for Ferrari. I have no regrets about Seb leaving the Italian team behind. McLaren is due for a rise, I hope he pops over there if ...
by bourbon19
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Driver Pairings (2020)
Replies: 32
Views: 7589

Re: Rank the Driver Pairings (2020)

1. Ferrari
2. Red Bull
3. Mercedes
4. Renault
5. McLaren
6. Alfa Romeo
7. Williams
8. Toro Rosso
9. Racing Point
10. Haas
by bourbon19
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who wouldn't have won the title in the 2019 Mercedes?
Replies: 84
Views: 22600

Re: Who wouldn't have won the title in the 2019 Mercedes?

One of any two drivers would have won in the Mercedes during it's reign these past few years. I don't agree the pole is answerable really because it discounts the car too much. For example, a couple of random drivers at/near the bottom were Stroll and Kubica. If they had been in Merc together, one o...
by bourbon19
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 35604

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

I'm somewhat confused by this response? But okie dokie. I am sure. You are speaking about Vettel and LeClerc, and I was speaking about the commentators, upset at them. Seb was ahead after passing on the outside in turn 3 and naturally he was going to pull of Charles along the straight. But for some...
by bourbon19
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 35604

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

I will discuss the incident with you - I was not discussing the incident above, I was discussing the commentating. As I see it, Charles had not given up the fight. After Vettel passed him on the outside of turn 3, and came out ahead on the subsequent straight, Charles had no intention of letting Ve...
by bourbon19
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 35604

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Tough times to be a Vettel fan TBH, generally speaking. But hey, he wins races and most of the grid doesn't. Tough times to be a Brundle fan, generally speaking. But hey, he gets most the speaking gigs whereas most of the race journos don't. Someday I'll make a point on these threads and it will be...