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by mcdo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 10720

Re: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

I can't even imagine the lambasting that drivers like Damon Hill and Eddie Irvine would have gotten if the internet was widespread and easily accessible in the mid '90s. Irvine was so many miles away from Schumacher, yet he was retained year after year. Then, through a heavy dose of chance and circ...
by mcdo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 10720

Re: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

I can't even imagine the lambasting that drivers like Damon Hill and Eddie Irvine would have gotten if the internet was widespread and easily accessible in the mid '90s. Irvine was so many miles away from Schumacher, yet he was retained year after year. Then, through a heavy dose of chance and circu...
by mcdo
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 10720

Re: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Formula 1 in December is a beautiful thing. Pity it's Abu Dhabi
by mcdo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 176716

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

Of course FP3 started an hour earlier than I expected. And so ends my disastrous 2019 season. Really glad I didn't team up with anyone this year x(
by mcdo
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will McLaren get back on the podium?
Replies: 191
Views: 78857

Re: When will McLaren get back on the podium?

mcdo wrote:I went for "After both current drivers have left the team". Nobody expected them to be this bad. As pessimistic as I was I thought they'd be looking at a regular shot at points by now. But they look like they're still where they were in Malaysia and China - nowhere.
Called it!
by mcdo
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 176716

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

Never mind Haas, I'm becoming Williams :-((

Brazil
1. Vettel
2. Hamilton
3. Verstappen
by mcdo
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway & Indy Car series
Replies: 13
Views: 3462

Re: Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway & Indy Car serie

I don't know anything about this website but if you want to hear a wacky rumour regarding Penske, get a load of this

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/112 ... ula-1-team
by mcdo
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 176716

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

God my season has gone like Haas x(

USA
1. Hamilton
2. Leclerc
3. Verstappen
by mcdo
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 176716

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

Mexico

1. Leclerc
2. Verstappen
3. Vettel
by mcdo
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 176716

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

I missed a couple of races but I don't think I would have scored any points anyway

Japan
1. Hamilton
2. Bottas
3. Verstappen
by mcdo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65614

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

UnlikeUday wrote:Apparently Bottas said he's completely free in 2021. Wonder if Mercedes have told him he'll be replaced in 2021 by Ocon or Russell?
By that time Ferrari will be looking for a new #2 driver to support Leclerc
by mcdo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18420

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

F1 Racer wrote:Maybe he never was that great as before that he only needed to beat an old Webber?
Bingo
by mcdo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 81
Views: 10584

Re: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix

Leclerc pushed the boundaries of what's allowed. I'd wager that a different driver would have copped penalty. However, I embrace the return of the black & white flag. I'd love to see more of it Why is that then, when subsequent infringements are dismissed, seems meaningless to me, its also open to ...
by mcdo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 81
Views: 10584

Re: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix

Leclerc pushed the boundaries of what's allowed. I'd wager that a different driver would have copped penalty. However, I embrace the return of the black & white flag. I'd love to see more of it There was nothing wrong with what Sainz did. Albon should never have placed his car on the outside at the ...
by mcdo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rich Energy & Haas part ways (Official)
Replies: 58
Views: 13165

Re: Rich Energy & Haas part ways (Official)

It has happened at last. Haas & Rich Energy have parted way amicably! https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/news/f1/haas-rich-energy-sponsorship-deal-ends-immediately That article mentions that prior to the Haas announcement, there were rumours that Rich Energy were possibly going to team up with Will...
by mcdo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 49
Views: 6550

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Italian Grand Prix

Leclerc was in a car that could go faster than either Mercedes even if they had DRS ! How is "holding off" the Mercedes a driver's accomplishment ? He held off one of the greatest drivers of all time, who was on faster tyres and in a car with better race pace. And once he had managed that he had st...
by mcdo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84392

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Until DRS is removed (and not replaced with any kind of alternative for false advantage) F1 will never be truly fixed. I look forward to the days where a train of cars get stuck behind one of the top 8 that decided to go for the longer hard strategy.... watching cars build up lap after lap after la...
by mcdo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 72865

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

I'm always late to these things. Anyway, Prost That's an opinion. This thread is about how you prove it.. The record breaker of his time during what has often been considered the "Golden Age" of Formula 1. Genuine title contender across 9 different seasons with 4 different teams and 4 different eng...
by mcdo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 49
Views: 6550

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Italian Grand Prix

Leclerc is my obvious vote. I was certain he was screwed in the strategy game once Vettel binned it. Didn't just hold off one Merc, he held off two. In years to come when we're looking back at his list of greatest race wins, this one will be the first entry on the list Perez for going from 18th to 7...
by mcdo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84392

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Asphalt_World wrote:Until DRS is removed (and not replaced with any kind of alternative for false advantage) F1 will never be truly fixed.
:thumbup:
by mcdo
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 176716

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

mcdo wrote:Monza

1. Leclerc
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
Changing mine

1. Hamilton
2. Leclerc
3. Vettel
by mcdo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 176716

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

Monza

1. Leclerc
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
by mcdo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Belgian Grand Prix
Replies: 38
Views: 4467

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Belgian Grand Prix

Yeah it was a great performance. He wasn't driving the 4th best car. Was Norris at Spa? Probably. It generally is. Unlike the McLaren of 2018. Sainz didn't make it out of Q1 and Norris only qualified 12th bearing in mind that Albon basically didn't take part in qualifying, in Australia last year Va...
by mcdo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Belgian Grand Prix
Replies: 38
Views: 4467

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Belgian Grand Prix

Verstappen did the same thing in Singapore 2017 instead braking and slowing down he kept going. Not as bad as Vettel, who not only took 3 other cars out of the race, but then proceeded to dump oil all around the first sequence of corners until he himself spun on his own oil, ending up facing backwa...
by mcdo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 20929

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread

I think the Ferrari was the quickest car this weekend. Hamilton made the difference. I think Ferrari was quicker in qualifying but Mercedes were quicker in the race. What we saw in qualifying and the race exactly mirrored practice. It's also logical, Ferrari gains loads on the straights in qualifyi...
by mcdo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen / Kimi turn one collision
Replies: 196
Views: 19276

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

At first I thought Kimi was somewhat at fault but then Max himself said he braked later than the guys around him. So for that reason I put the blame squarely on him. Norris showed us all how Max should have done it - he crawled around the apex and didn't touch a thing, came out the other side in 5th...
by mcdo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 20929

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread

I absolutely believe that Merc had the faster race car overall today. Two things saved Leclerc - the Safety Car and the back-up job by Vettel And that's not to say Hamilton or Bottas could do anything about it. Factors outside of their control meant Leclerc beat them to the line. They both had the ...
by mcdo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Belgian Grand Prix
Replies: 38
Views: 4467

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Belgian Grand Prix

Lando Norris all day long. McLaren had no pace this weekend, as reflected in a subdued qualifying. They had no business fighting as high as 5th. Norris' Turn 1 was one the best of the season. Showed us exactly how Max should have taken it. And from there he bossed the midfield until a heartbreaking ...
by mcdo
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 20929

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread

I absolutely believe that Merc had the faster race car overall today. Two things saved Leclerc - the Safety Car and the back-up job by Vettel And that's not to say Hamilton or Bottas could do anything about it. Factors outside of their control meant Leclerc beat them to the line. They both had the b...
by mcdo
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 20929

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread

cmberry20 wrote:I wonder if someone didn't lift through the yellow flag zone.
The timing tower on the left seemed to show Albon overtaking Perez, then giving the place back, then overtaking Perez again before the finish. I'm only guessing because their names swapped a few times
by mcdo
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 20929

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread

What a bonkers finish! Everything from 5th downwards just went topsy turvy

Well done Charles, it has been coming for a while now
by mcdo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: R. I. P. Anthoine Hubert.....
Replies: 27
Views: 6436

Re: R. I. P. Anthoine Hubert.....

I'm numb. I was certain this guy was heading all the way to F1. What a dark day for the sport

Anthoine Hubert RIP
by mcdo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174303

Re: SportPesa Racing Point F1 (Livery Only)Revealed!

Racing point just confirmed Perez to a long term deal. (Reportedly three years) https://www.planetf1.com/news/racing-point-confirm-sergio-perez-on-long-term-deal/ We all know that Lance has a contract as long as he remains Lawrence's son and can make the 105% qualifying rule. Looks like the driver ...
by mcdo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 17257

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

That is horrendous. Is that Hubert and Correa? Hubert's car looks like it's in half and you can see Correa's feet 8O
by mcdo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 17257

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Verstappen is a lucky boy! Holy crap that was close
by mcdo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 17257

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

These new Merc engines sure do love blowing up
by mcdo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 176716

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

mcdo wrote:I have no idea what way this going to go. I just have no faith in Ferrari's Sunday pace

Spa
1. Hamilton
2. Bottas
3. Leclerc
Hamilton in the wall in practice doesn't fill me with any confidence that I got this right
by mcdo
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 176716

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

I have no idea what way this going to go. I just have no faith in Ferrari's Sunday pace

Spa
1. Hamilton
2. Bottas
3. Leclerc
by mcdo
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 72865

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

I'm always late to these things. Anyway, Prost
by mcdo
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Season: 22 Races!
Replies: 22
Views: 3930

Re: F1 2020 Season: 22 Races!

sandman1347 wrote:I think that having a really large number of races reduces the chances of having a really close championship battle.
Never thought of that. It's a really good point