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by froze
Fri May 15, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 27272

Re: Silly Season 2021

I still wouldn't rule out Vettel returning to Red Bull. If Albon fails to deliver, then Red Bull are facing the decision to replace him anyway, and if the only other options are to bring back Gasly or Kvyat, then surely they must at least consider Vettel?
by froze
Thu May 14, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 17120

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

Vettel supposedly turned down a McLaren offer. It's Mercedes or retirement for him allegedly. All I can think is that, what would Mclaren gain by replacing Sainz with Vettel? In Sainz & Norris Mclaren clearly have had a pair that gets along well together. Who knows what happens, if you put Vettel a...
by froze
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 21743

Re: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus

Is Ferrari Corona Virus already some new variant of 2019-nCoV?
by froze
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who wouldn't have won the title in the 2019 Mercedes?
Replies: 84
Views: 21631

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

Bottas. He wouldn't have won the the championship. Because he is a good number 2. And nothing more. (Eddie Irvine level) the only way he would have a outside chance of winning is if we had a hulkenberg troe of driver supporting him Bottas was second. That literally means he would have won the title...
by froze
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault Team quitting F1 after 2019?
Replies: 38
Views: 8553

Re: Renault Team quitting F1 after 2019?

I think it's unfair if one guy (CEO) is changed who doesn't happen to like F1 and he gets to pull the plug just for the heck of it.
by froze
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 30505

Re: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

JN23 wrote:Happy for Sainz but gutted he got to miss the podium.
Apparently Sainz is also under investigation for using DRS under yellow flags so it might yet be Kimi on the podium.
by froze
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton 6xWDC - Congratulations are in order
Replies: 38
Views: 6987

Re: Lewis Hamilton 6xWDC - Congratulations are in order

Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton for winning the 2019 World Driving Championship.
by froze
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 78087

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

I've read a couple of news articles that mention this but haven't really seen any details on what this concerns more specifically. Are there any documents released that explain this in more detail? In simplified terms: Red Bull believe that Ferrari were getting their impressive power output by deli...
by froze
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 78087

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

I've read a couple of news articles that mention this but haven't really seen any details on what this concerns more specifically. Are there any documents released that explain this in more detail?
by froze
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 30867

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Ferrari had the pace but somehow they manage to throw away the win again. How, is possible?
by froze
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 28384

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

If I remember correctly, I think Bottas set a purple sector on S2 before he crashed on S3. Does anyone know what all of their times were after S2?
by froze
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Carlos Sainz is quietly having a great season
Replies: 46
Views: 7557

Re: Carlos Sainz is quietly having a great season

I followed all the FP sessions when Sainz and Verstappen were both in ToroRosso and there was nothing between them. Exactly, I think this is the biggest merit Sainz has as of date. Although he lost to Verstappen in points, pace-wise he was very close to Verstappen, probably even closer than Ricciar...
by froze
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 37420

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Basic Merc strategy for the second car, this time being Hamilton.
by froze
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gunther Steiner in hot Water?
Replies: 84
Views: 12910

Re: Gunther Steiner in hot Water?

A fine is appropriate, but 250,000 euros? Why so much more than you'd get for an unsafe release or something similar that legitimately endangers lives? As for people thinking he shouldn't get anything, you'd get some sort of penalty for disrespecting the referee in just about every sport I know of....
by froze
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is a new team about to join F1?
Replies: 16
Views: 3359

Re: Is a new team about to join F1?

Option or Prime wrote:New Team set to join F1 in 2021

Drivers will be Pascal Wehrlein and Alex Palou and if the follow through with the same livery it will be difficult to separate them from McLaren.
F1 denies that a new Spanish team is set to join the grid in 2021.
by froze
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?
Replies: 47
Views: 5885

Re: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?

The trouble is if he was at Ferrari, then Verstappen, Vettel or Riccardo would be at Mercedes by now, or Rosberg racking up the World titles without him in the way, and we'll assume LeClerc is his team mate. But I certainly think he COULD win the title in a Ferrari, just as he has done in a McLaren...
by froze
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari team orders in Russia
Replies: 50
Views: 5271

Re: Ferrari team orders in Russia

If you looked at how much faster Vettel was.. To expect him to stay behind LeClerc was crazy, regardless of prematch team instruction, such pre match discussions didn't take into account Vetel genuinely being faster in general and whenever we have had team orders it's usually because the driver beh...
by froze
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65685

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

I'd say it was incompetence by Merc as they basically screwed the strategy of both of their cars and threw away the victory.
by froze
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 15372

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

So surprised at the Ferrari pace. Leclerc is a boss. What a special talent. I've said it before. I'll say it again. Charles Leclerc........... DOTY. Really? Way too many mistakes to be considered for doty but he is ecclipsing & exposing vettel Yeah I've already mentioned that. All you negative peop...
by froze
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174549

Re: Silly Season 2020!

Putting together bits and pieces that we know I would guess that they approached Hulk who said he was holding out on the Red Bull/Ferrari situations and wouldn't sign anything before then. Haas decided they wouldn't wait that long. It's a gamble from Hulk but not necessarily a big one. If he has to...
by froze
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174549

Re: Silly Season 2020!

mikeyg123 wrote:It's Grosjean and Magnussen at Haas for next year.
Unbeliviblé guys, unbeliviblé.
by froze
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races in 2020
Replies: 176
Views: 26645

Re: Sprint races in 2020

What? No! :uhoh:
by froze
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 driver for Haas F1
Replies: 41
Views: 6014

Re: 2020 driver for Haas F1

I voted for Grosjean because Hulk is going to Ferrari. :twisted:
by froze
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max Verstappen - 2021 Team?
Replies: 16
Views: 3311

Re: Max Verstappen - 2021 Team?

Red Bull starts winning championships again and Max will stay.
by froze
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174549

Re: Silly Season 2020!

What are he chances of Vettel either retiring or being ousted from Ferrari at the end of this year? If he goes, who comes or can come in his place? In January, Pascal Wehrlein became FErrari development driver, so he might jump in. Either he, or Kimi. I see no chance for Alonso. But I think Vettel ...
by froze
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18490

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

After Monaco, Leclerc has beaten Vettel 20-1 in all qualifying sessions. So that includes all Q1, Q2, Q3 sessions since then except for Germany, where Vettel was unable to participate due to mechanical issue in Q1. 8O 8O 8O 8O That is a shocking statistic, regardless whether you take Q1 and Q2 as m...
by froze
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18490

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

You know, I think that in the long run it might not even matter if Vettel raises his game, because if Leclerc continues to perform at this level, he will inevitably cement his status as the new golden boy and the future of Ferrari. After these two wins there's no way that Leclerc will settle into b...
by froze
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18490

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

You know, I think that in the long run it might not even matter if Vettel raises his game, because if Leclerc continues to perform at this level, he will inevitably cement his status as the new golden boy and the future of Ferrari. After these two wins there's no way that Leclerc will settle into be...
by froze
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible Qualifying farce solution.
Replies: 58
Views: 6789

Re: Possible Qualifying farce solution.

I'm alone on this but one shot quali was always my favourite format. I like one shot qualifying, but I can't support how random it becomes when the weather isn't stable. As far as I can remember, the chance of flying lap being ruined by a slow driving car or yellow/red flag is far more frequent tha...
by froze
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18490

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

IF Vettel calls it a day (or is let go) then I don't see why they don't bring Kimi back for one season until one of their academy drivers is ready for 2021. I think the due date has passed on that. I'd rather see Ferrari buying DanRic out from Renault, although it'd be more realistic for Ferrari to...
by froze
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible Qualifying farce solution.
Replies: 58
Views: 6789

Re: Possible Qualifying farce solution.

The current format is otherwise fine, but personally I would like to see Q3 changed into one shot qualifying. That way we would be able to follow the fight for pole more closely. Currently up to 5 cars are able to fight for pole so it's impossible to have tv coverage of their laps at the same time, ...
by froze
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65685

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

It depends on how do you define what is a rumour. If somebody here posts something saying he heard that driver X has signed with team Y, does that count as a rumour or an existing story even when there is no clear source?
by froze
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174549

Re: Silly Season 2020!

It might have been on Planet F1 home page too that Renault are about to sign Esteban Ocon but are keen to help Nico Hulkenburg a drive else where, the article in question are saying Hulkenburg to Haas. However I am wondering if Alfa Romeo are happy with Antonio Giovinazzi if not Hulkenburg could go...
by froze
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174549

Re: Silly Season 2020!

Ocon looks to be the loser again if the latest rumours are true (Ocon joining Renault)! Last year, he lost out on a seat completely & this year he had close to 50% chance of getting a Mercedes seat. When he joins Renault (for 2 years) & if he's going there because of severing ties with Mercedes, th...
by froze
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174549

Re: Silly Season 2020!

As per Auto Bild, Ocon will be getting signed at Renault for a 2 year contract. Usually, Auto Bild gives out correct rumours. Will have to see. https://www.autobild.de/artikel/formel-1-transfer-news-15474089.html (Kindly translate the page). I'm guessing Bottas will still be only offered a 1 year c...
by froze
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65685

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

Now everyone are saying no. If he takes a couple of race wins again, then everyone are going to say yes. That's how this discussion always goes.
by froze
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 28446

Re: It's not the car, it's Lewis!

Yes, Bottas had another bad race, but you don't have to look no further than last saturday, when Bottas beat Hamilton in qualifying again. Not bad for a "broken man".
by froze
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65685

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

Yes, Bottas was disappointing, but to his defence, Hamilton did make the exact same mistake as Bottas in the exact same corner. The only difference was that Hamilton was lucky enough to get away with it while Bottas went into the barrier. Also Hamilton threw away the win already earlier with his fir...
by froze
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65685

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

Who approves the team's racing budget and are the actual bosses? The Mercedes Board of Directors. What do they want? Ideally a 1-2 every race, a manufacturer's title at end of the year, and lastly, a WDC. With Hamilton and Bottas as drivers and Wolff running the racing operations, those goals are a...
by froze
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65685

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

So Sky just stated Bottas & Merc have started negotiations for 2020. They sounded confident he'd be staying with the team next year. Ok, as much I think Merc should and they probably will extend the contract, I still think they don't actually need to make the decision yet, because it's not like Bot...