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by KingVoid
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?
Replies: 36
Views: 1131

Re: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?

Perez for purely selfish purposes

We know based on 2013 that Perez and Button are dead even in qualifying, so Perez vs Verstappen will give us a good indication of how Verstappen stacks up against Hamilton on ultimate pace.
by KingVoid
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 86538

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

Rosberg and Bottas drove different cars, still dont think this year is as dominant as 14-16 , plus Bottas is driving against a better Hamilton. Bottas would have picked up quite a few wins from reliability and better starts. Theres also 2015 when Hamilton qualified on pole 11 times out of the first...
by KingVoid
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 86538

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

Rosberg and Bottas drove different cars, still dont think this year is as dominant as 14-16 , plus Bottas is driving against a better Hamilton. Bottas would have picked up quite a few wins from reliability and better starts. Theres also 2015 when Hamilton qualified on pole 11 times out of the first...
by KingVoid
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 86538

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

The thing that gets me about Bottas is that he has 8 race wins since he joined Mercedes in 2017. Looked up Nico's stats[1], the last three he was there (2014 to 2016), and in that period he had 20 race wins. Then again clearly Hamilton has stepped up a level. One thing about Hamilton now is that he...
by KingVoid
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 86538

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

In the past, Rosberg’s record against Hamilton was always discredited because Mercedes was more dominant in his days. Well now in 2020, Mercedes have matched their dominance from 2014-2016, so now Bottas is in a very similar position to what Rosberg was then. The excuses for Bottas are running out. ...
by KingVoid
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 86538

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

At this stage I'm wondering how many drivers on the grid would be doing a better job than Bottas and if it's many, or if it's only a few and that going up against Hamilton doesn't flatter him. The thing that gets me about Bottas is that he has 8 race wins since he joined Mercedes in 2017. Verstappe...
by KingVoid
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 86538

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

I can see how my wording can be confusing so I'll ask again: Who else on the grid (or in recent-ish F1 history) has better race pace than Hamilton? I think that Schumacher and Alonso at their peak had every bit of the relentless race pace that Hamilton possesses. Verstappen is still a bit of a myst...
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7816

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Race will be decided at turn 1
by KingVoid
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 13
Views: 1164

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

There’s naturally a lot of uncertainly surrounding Russell. Do we really know how good he is when his only opponents are a post-injury Kubica and Lattifi? I remember reading a piece of Mark Hughes some time ago, where he said that he spoke to some Williams engineers who claimed that Russell would be...
by KingVoid
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 13
Views: 1164

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

Based on a combination of cross comparisons and gut feeling:

1. Verstappen
2. Hamilton
3. Leclerc
4. Ricciardo
5. Russell

I think that Max has about a tenth over the rest of the grid in equal machinery.
by KingVoid
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Oh look. ..........
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Oh look. ..........

Unlike Hamilton, who took the blame for missing the signs and has moved on, you don't appear to have. Anyway........ Well, if Hamilton is to blame for his Monza result, then Verstappen is clearly the driver of the season so far (IMO). I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. What I'm saying is ...
by KingVoid
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 3650

Re: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Good news for Bottas is that it is a very long run down to turn 1. He needs to make a good start and if he finds himself tucked up behind Lewis or alongside going into turn 1 he has to brake later no matter what. It's a simple as that. I would be utterly astounded if Bottas does anything at the sta...
by KingVoid
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Oh look. ..........
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Oh look. ..........

Asphalt_World wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:20 pm
Unlike Hamilton, who took the blame for missing the signs and has moved on, you don't appear to have. Anyway........
Well, if Hamilton is to blame for his Monza result, then Verstappen is clearly the driver of the season so far (IMO).
by KingVoid
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?
Replies: 43
Views: 1321

Re: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?

If Stroll beats Vettel then something has gone wrong in the universe. Depends what you mean by beat. I fully expect Vettel to crush the qualifying battle and finish ahead far more often. As for the final standings, the thing is... Stroll tends to luck into good results. He nearly beat Massa in 2017...
by KingVoid
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?
Replies: 68
Views: 1762

Re: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?

Seanie wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:46 pm
I agree, maybe implement it for 2021 to compensate for the delay of the regulation changes.

What harm will it do, really...?
That’s exactly what I’m thinking

Implement it for 2021 and then drop it for the new regulation changes
by KingVoid
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Race starts seems a bit spurious, racecraft surely includes mistakes, not a Vettel strong point, qualifying is important for the race start, an area were Webber didn't overly trouble Vettel, however i will give it that Vettel has better race pace. Regarding Bottas' racecraft: can you recall a singl...
by KingVoid
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?
Replies: 68
Views: 1762

Re: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?

Let's address the elephant in the room: the reason why FIA and Liberty are pushing so hard for reverse grid races is because of Mercedes domination. There's a lot of rule changes planned for 2022, but that still leaves 2021. As it stands right now, Mercedes have a huge advantage locked in for next s...
by KingVoid
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Race starts seems a bit spurious, racecraft surely includes mistakes, not a Vettel strong point, qualifying is important for the race start, an area were Webber didn't overly trouble Vettel, however i will give it that Vettel has better race pace. Regarding Bottas' racecraft: can you recall a singl...
by KingVoid
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?
Replies: 297
Views: 75056

Re: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?

I wouldn't rule out Hamilton's records being broken if we go up to a 25 race season. Liberty want even more than that. Hamilton will win 8 world titles minimum. He has already won 2020 and 2021 is all but guaranteed. Who knows what will happen after that. Do you really think that 8 world titles are...
by KingVoid
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?
Replies: 297
Views: 75056

Re: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?

I don’t believe that the records that Hamilton will set will ever be broken. That’s because I don’t believe that the FIA will ever allow another team to dominate like Mercedes again. The budget cap alone will make domination tenfold harder. Mercedes comfortably outspend everyone apart from Ferrari. ...
by KingVoid
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel does also make a lot more mistakes than Bottas as well. I think they're pretty close. Depends. Are you talking about Vettel at his best or Vettel now? People often talk about prime Raikkonen (2003-2006) and the current Raikkonen in different terms because they are almost considered two diffe...
by KingVoid
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel does also make a lot more mistakes than Bottas as well. I think they're pretty close. Depends. Are you talking about Vettel at his best or Vettel now? People often talk about prime Raikkonen (2003-2006) and the current Raikkonen in different terms because they are almost considered two diffe...
by KingVoid
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2 & F3
Replies: 195
Views: 6156

Re: F2 & F3

The problem I have with Ilott is that he’s won absolutely nothing so far in his junior career. He raced three seasons in F3 and then another season in GP3. His best result in those years is a distant 3rd place finish in the GP3 championship. He’s also born in 1998 which makes him older than his cham...
by KingVoid
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

I still think that Vettel at his best (2011-2013 or 2015 or even 2017) is comfortably a better driver than Bottas. Bottas is more like Rubens or Webber. How do you rate Rosberg vs Vettel? Vettel>Rosberg>>Bottas/Rubens/Webber? I think that Vettel and Rosberg are overall at a similar level looking at...
by KingVoid
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When were Ferrari this bad?
Replies: 39
Views: 2526

Re: When were Ferrari this bad?

Leclerc has already matched Alonso’s podium tally of 2014
by KingVoid
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2 & F3
Replies: 195
Views: 6156

Re: F2 & F3

In terms of talent and potential, I rate the F2 drivers something like this:

1. Lungaard
2. Tsunoda
3. Shwartzman
4. Schumacher
5. Ticktum

Honorable mentions to Mazepin and Zhou.

You have to look at age, experience and results as the three key factors.
by KingVoid
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas vs Albon (Split from Italian DOTD)
Replies: 46
Views: 1118

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

The only way Albon could be better than Bottas is if Verstappen is a far, far better driver than Hamilton. I don't think that's true. In my opinion, in terms of ultimate speed: Verstappen > Hamilton >>> Bottas >> Gasly >> Albon Each > represents roughly half a tenth. I'd say you need to move Bottas...
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

People saying Bottas is fighting Max for P2 in the WDC and Rosberg was doing much better. Do you forget who Hamilton won the WDC from in 2015? When he sealed the title, he sealed it because he was over 75 points ahead of Vettel in the WDC. Vettel was 2nd in the WDC in 2015 after 17 races. The Merce...
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas vs Albon (Split from Italian DOTD)
Replies: 46
Views: 1118

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

mikeyg123 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:15 pm
The only way Albon could be better than Bottas is if Verstappen is a far, far better driver than Hamilton.

I don't think that's true.
In my opinion, in terms of ultimate speed:

Verstappen > Hamilton >>> Bottas >> Gasly >> Albon

Each > represents roughly half a tenth.
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas vs Albon (Split from Italian DOTD)
Replies: 46
Views: 1118

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

Well, whatever is called ordinary ... ;-) Massa = Räikkönen Bottas as a rookie was better than Massa almost like Vettel was ahead of Räikkönen. That Albon or Kvyat even come close to the level of Massa and Räikkönen, not to speak of Bottas, is not supported at all by empirical evidence. And as much...
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 3461

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

I remember drivers getting disqualified for a similar offence around 2007-08 when the pitlane was closed with every safety car. Massa and Fisichella got disqualified for leaving the pitlane when the light was red after they'd pitted, not for what Hamilton/Giovinazzi did. Alonso and Rosberg got the ...
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

I still think that Vettel at his best (2011-2013 or 2015 or even 2017) is comfortably a better driver than Bottas. Bottas is more like Rubens or Webber. How do you rate Rosberg vs Vettel? Vettel>Rosberg>>Bottas/Rubens/Webber? I think that Vettel and Rosberg are overall at a similar level looking at...
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 3461

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

I remember drivers getting disqualified for a similar offence around 2007-08 when the pitlane was closed with every safety car.
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

I still think that Vettel at his best (2011-2013 or 2015 or even 2017) is comfortably a better driver than Bottas. Bottas is more like Rubens or Webber. How do you rate Rosberg vs Vettel? Vettel>Rosberg>>Bottas/Rubens/Webber? I think that Vettel and Rosberg are overall at a similar level looking at...
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

I still think that Vettel at his best (2011-2013 or 2015 or even 2017) is comfortably a better driver than Bottas.

Bottas is more like Rubens or Webber.
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Bottas' performance was definitely extremely dull, but Albon finished 15th. They both had very bad days today, but Bottas has had many solid days this season, on a Saturday as well as a Sunday. Yea but Bottas has equal machinery compared to Hamilton and never ever challenges him during the race, on...
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Bottas' performance was definitely extremely dull, but Albon finished 15th. They both had very bad days today, but Bottas has had many solid days this season, on a Saturday as well as a Sunday. Yea but Bottas has equal machinery compared to Hamilton and never ever challenges him during the race, on...
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 61
Views: 2917

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

Gasly, Sainz and Ricciardo
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

I feel like this is said pretty much every race right now, but Bottas his to win to keep his championship hopes alive. I'd like to see him get aggressive from the start, take a risk or two. There is a bigger chance of Verstappen beating Bottas than there is of Bottas winning the WDC. Which is hard ...
by KingVoid
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

I feel like this is said pretty much every race right now, but Bottas his to win to keep his championship hopes alive. I'd like to see him get aggressive from the start, take a risk or two. He needs to. Bottas cannot afford to be in any other position than 1st after the end of the first lap and he ...