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by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How to make 2021 even better.
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: How to make 2021 even better.

I have to agree with wire2004. I'd be wary of messing with technical regs at all at this stage, with 2 such close teams at the top and another great midfield year on the cards. All I can really think of is bringing VSC rules in line with F2 to avoid pit stops being made under them, just to reduce l...
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3192

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

Went with Perez, Norris and Tsunoda in the end but there were so many excellent candidates. The top two obviously put on a great show, I couldn't choose between them. Great racing for the win, right to the end. Both Ferrari drivers gave a good account of themselves and Alonso was right up in amongst...
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13803

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

pokerman wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:48 pm
Another year, another Hamilton win, I wasn't sure when it might come this year with the speed of the Red Bull, totally unexpected.
Stretching it a bit I think. Red Bull were marginally the favourites but it was always going to be a very close fight.
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13803

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Brilliant race, great stuff from Max and Lewis. Sets us up for a mouth watering season.
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13803

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Oh Seb...
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13803

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Cracking race so far.
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13803

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Option or Prime wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:18 pm
Pure class from Verstappen on the radio, "there is definitely an issue so you had better ****ing find it" charming!
I’m sure they’d much rather listen to that than Albon politely telling them, "they race me so hard!"
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13803

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Good traction and stability from Haas.
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13803

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Great debut Maz!
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13803

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

So basically his car will be a lap’s worth of fuel heavier for the rest of the race.
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13803

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

JN23 wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:47 pm
Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:38 pm
Goodness, I got rather emotional myself at the end of that tribute to Murray. What a man.
A lovely tribute, really well done from Brundle.
Yeah, a fitting and moving tribute. Not sure what that was they’ve just done though. Seemed a bit naff.
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13803

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Higher attendance than usual for Bahrain.
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2/F3 2021
Replies: 118
Views: 4983

Re: F2/F3 2021

I often read that attempts to improve passing in F1 by reducing the amount of aero, reduced tyre grip and longer brakes will make the sport significantly slower and therefore not so good, but believe me, F2 is significantly slower than F1 but my goodness it's exciting to watch, F1 regulations could...
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2/F3 2021
Replies: 118
Views: 4983

Re: F2/F3 2021

I don't think I've ever actively cheered against a driver more than I am against Ticktum right now. I just can't get past how he behaved at Silverstone, it amazes me he's allowed to continue his career. And RIGHT ON CUE... he rams Piastri. He’s even gone for the ‘Karen’ hairstyle, just to make him ...
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2/F3 2021
Replies: 118
Views: 4983

Re: F2/F3 2021

pokerman wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:39 am
Every race has basically just been a lottery.
Yep. Basically anyone who started on the softs had already pitted and got screwed by the SC.
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2/F3 2021
Replies: 118
Views: 4983

Re: F2/F3 2021

Are we just moving the entire field back 5 seconds?
by Banana Man
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2/F3 2021
Replies: 118
Views: 4983

Re: F2/F3 2021

WTF is the logic there with putting out a VSC and then a SC? The implication being that under a VSC in dry conditions, drivers are still going to go flying off the track, out of control and hit the tractor?! I don’t get it.
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2/F3 2021
Replies: 118
Views: 4983

Re: F2/F3 2021

How many ladders did Vips walk under this weekend?!
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2/F3 2021
Replies: 118
Views: 4983

Re: F2/F3 2021

Tufty wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:48 pm
Banana Man wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:46 pm
Messy start in the second race. Stupid from schwartzman.
Looked to me more like Dan tried to go right from one side of the track to the other, without looking at who he was driving into.
Yeah, bit of a racing incident really, looking at the replays.
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2/F3 2021
Replies: 118
Views: 4983

Re: F2/F3 2021

Messy start in the second race. Stupid from schwartzman.
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11825

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Yes in summary we have a title fight, when criticising Bottas and qualifying perhaps doesn't matter that much well just tell Perez that, he couldn't get the fastest car through to Q3 on medium tyres, also it looks like Ferrari are much improved. well, in q2, perez was about the same distance from v...
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Fernando Alonso thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 384875

Re: The Official Fernando Alonso thread

If I was Alpine’s team principal, I wouldn’t give a flying frog what he said about the car, if he was driving it like that but that’s just me.
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11825

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

A few drivers possibly out of position it would seem. Will be interesting to see if Charles drops back and how far Sergio, Seb and Yuki and move forwards. Looking forward to a decent race.
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11825

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Wow! We’ve got a f**king season on our hands!
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11825

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

That was all somewhat unexpected. Monster lap from Fred, the Ferraris beat Norris on the same tyre too.
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11825

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:54 pm
Oh shut up about this great white shark tip toeing about to pounce on a little seal or whatever rubbish you are saying crofty.... x( Does he really think people find him amusing? He's said this 2 or 3 times.
I like his enthusiasm overall but he doesn’t half try hard to be funny sometimes.
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2/F3 2021
Replies: 118
Views: 4983

Re: F2/F3 2021

Decent recovery from my man Jüri to claim reverse grid pole. Must have been pushing track limits a bit though to get a black and white flag. I do think it’s better having a sprint race which stretches the tyre wear limits. Without it I think we’d just have cars pounding round at full speed in format...
by Banana Man
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2/F3 2021
Replies: 118
Views: 4983

Re: F2/F3 2021

Aaggghhh.... Vips DSQ from qualifying an impressive 5th due to irregularities on his undertray. :( :(
by Banana Man
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 113
Views: 4210

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

As always with the best driver pairing, the best car will all always end up with best driver pairing if Mercedes win both championships then the drivers are best pairing same for all the other teams. Eh? Very often the best team doesn’t have the best driver pairing. In ‘97 Williams won both Champio...
by Banana Man
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 113
Views: 4210

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

As always with the best driver pairing, the best car will all always end up with best driver pairing if Mercedes win both championships then the drivers are best pairing same for all the other teams. Eh? Very often the best team doesn’t have the best driver pairing. In ‘97 Williams won both Champio...
by Banana Man
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 113
Views: 4210

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

I rate Perez and Sainz as equals and both slightly better than Bottas. My biggest problem with Bottas has always been his race pace and tyre management, which was an issue even at Williams. His record on Sundays against Maldonado and Massa is unimpressive. On Sundays I’d rather have Perez or Sainz ...
by Banana Man
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 113
Views: 4210

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

If we’re comparing Perez with teammates, I also though Kobayashi was better when they were together. Three podiums when Sergio ran alternate tyre strategies, starting outside the top ten, massively skewed the points towards him and KK had his big payday at Spa ruined by Grosjean. He has grown as a d...
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 113
Views: 4210

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

Vettel better than Max and Stroll better than Perez?! The latter two were even teammates last season and Perez gave him an absolute a*se-whoopin’.
by Banana Man
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 113
Views: 4210

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

1 Red Bull Racing 2 Mercedes 3 Ferrari 4 McLaren 5 Alpine 6 Alpha Tauri 7 Aston Martin 8 Williams 9 Alfa Romeo 10 Haas Seems to match the forum average pretty closely. Not sure by what metric people are putting AR above Williams. Russel is head and shoulders above the other three drivers in those c...
by Banana Man
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363659

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Very sad news; Sabine Schmitz of Nurburgring and occasionally Top Gear fame lost her battle with cancer today, aged just 51. RIP
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker dies aged 97.
Replies: 26
Views: 1253

Re: Murray Walker dies aged 97.

So sad to hear this. Growing up, watching F1 in the 90s, he was every much a part of the excitement as the drivers on track. I'll never forget him shouting, "in these appalling conditions... oh God!!!" at Spa and who could forget Damon's last lap at Suzuka. There has never been, and will never be, a...
by Banana Man
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 8828

Re: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread

Tactical weight shedding.
by Banana Man
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas VF21 revealed!
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: Haas VF21 revealed!

Ha! Subtlety at its finest. If only we could convince Victorinox to sponsor the front wing, then it’d look more like the Slovakian flag.
by Banana Man
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 602733

Re: Attending a GP

Thinking of buying a three day ticket to Silverstone next year which I believe means you can move around on the Friday/Saturday and sit in whichever grandstand you wish if there's space. Those of you that have been to Silverstone, is it easy enough to get seats in the grandstands throughout the fir...