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by infi24r
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If Hamilton won in 2016, how many WDCs would he have now?
Replies: 19
Views: 7134

Re: If Hamilton won in 2016, how many WDCs would he have now

I don't think his number would have changed, but its been very positive for him to have a unified Mercedes team 100% behind him.
by infi24r
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 147453

Re: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renau

But why did Renault offer Dan so much money? Surely they could have got him for less? They said they weren't interested in getting Alonso back until they could give him a decent car - so why are they paying top dollar for a driver now? Yeah this is something that crossed my mind last night. What ar...
by infi24r
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 147453

Re: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renau

But why did Renault offer Dan so much money? Surely they could have got him for less? They said they weren't interested in getting Alonso back until they could give him a decent car - so why are they paying top dollar for a driver now? Yeah this is something that crossed my mind last night. What ar...
by infi24r
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 809
Views: 238659

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

This thread has aged well
by infi24r
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari/Mercedes has the faster car? (post barcelona & on)
Replies: 1511
Views: 388573

Re: Ferrari/Mercedes has the faster car? (post barcelona &

Ferrari over the season. More consistent and imo an easier car to drive
by infi24r
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 201538

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Senna has a worse retirement rate than Verstappen.... Which by the way was also used against him. ;) But he is still considered a great. (I personally think using Senna's retirement record against him is daft but at least he drove in an era where a driver could have an influence on reliability) I'v...
by infi24r
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DOTW China - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend
Replies: 167
Views: 31216

Re: DOTW China - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend

My driver of the weekend is Valterri Bo.. No. I don't know. Lewis got a good pole and managed the Grand Chelam yet my vote goes to Vettel on this occasion. Also, I'd love to know which prankster actually DID vote for Bottas. Bottas ran a very impressive race imo. P6 only 48 seconds off the lead is ...
by infi24r
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 46015

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

I mean, Bottas has always been a very strong qualifier, relative to Massa. While last year Vettel got out qualified by Raikkonen... I don't think its unreasonable to assume the cars are similarly paced and Hamilton is the strongest of the pair. Of course being F1, you can never really know anything...
by infi24r
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 46015

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

No, YOUR argument only makes sense if it's a given that Bottas and Vettel are of identical speed. If there is "no concrete way to conclude" then in F1 there is never a way to concretely conclude anything when talking about different cars. Please disprove me that the 2013 Mercedes was not as good a ...
by infi24r
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 46015

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

Kimi is no benchmark. His fans are talking about him like it is 2005 again but sadly he would even struggle to outqualify Perez. He should/can not be used to assess the Ferrari performance looking at his gap from Vettel. It is a futile exercise really. Surely if Kimi is an average qualifier in the ...
by infi24r
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 46015

Re: 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

I see little evidence of the Merc being clearly the fastest car. You can't judge laps on 'small errors' as apex speed matters far more and is nearly invisible as spectators. I don't think its unreasonable the order of the drivers in 1 lap performance is Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen. If you as...
by infi24r
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best drivers of 2016 - select 2
Replies: 46
Views: 22165

Re: Best drivers of 2016 - select 2

Alonso & Ricciardo.
by infi24r
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Any Other Disillusioned Vettel Fan?
Replies: 46
Views: 10599

Re: Any Other Disillusioned Vettel Fan?

Vettel has a very narrow driving window and is also very entitled. On his day is he fast as Alonso? Yes, probably. But that day is far rarer. The thing with him is he seems to feel that other drivers aren't allowed to race him. Thats a bad mindset. The Ferrari really isn't such a bad car overall. I ...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel - the return of the crash kid?
Replies: 121
Views: 30411

Re: Vettel - the return of the crash kid?

Vettel isn't handling the pressure of delivering in the 3rd fastest car all that well. He knowingly left RBR to sign up for this so I don't understand what the problem is for him. This is the same Ferrari as we've seen for the last decade, I'd actually say their technical lineup is weaker than earli...
by infi24r
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo 2014 vs 2016 season
Replies: 132
Views: 26067

Re: Ricciardo 2014 vs 2016 season

How was Max faster when he wasn't closing up on Dan in the first stint (and DR did some fastest laps early) - Max put in faster laps when he was on 'newer' tyres - that isn't Max being faster, it's tyre related and DR managing his tyres for a longer stint. Max was faster on 7 lap younger tyres when...
by infi24r
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DOTW Malaysia - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend
Replies: 12
Views: 2799

Re: DOTW Malaysia - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Week

Has to be Alonso doesn't it? Phenomenal from dead last. He had similar race pace to Raikkonen's Ferrari.
by infi24r
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull want to challenge in 2007?
Replies: 38
Views: 8193

Re: Red Bull want to challenge in 2007?

On key tracks, they will challenge for sure. But Merc still have a PU advantage, that isn't going away and I'm not convinced Red Bull have a better chassis or aero this year either. It works better on specific tracks but its still quite draggy overall.
by infi24r
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 33
Views: 12021

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Italian Grand Prix

Ricciardo.

All Rosberg did was not chocolate fudge cake the start up and cruise at the front. I fail to see how that is a 10/10 drive just because his car is that much faster.
by infi24r
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FI vs Williams - who would be 4th if they swapped drivers?
Replies: 12
Views: 2790

Re: FI vs Williams - who would be 4th if they swapped driver

Massa and Bottas is a pretty average driver lineup.

While Hulk and Perez is strong.
by infi24r
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Belgium Grand Prix
Replies: 63
Views: 9301

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Belgium Grand Prix

Alonso, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg.

Not sure why people are voting Hamilton. He was right behind Daniel at the restart and couldn't do anything about it.
by infi24r
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's Stock Appears to have Diminished Appreciably
Replies: 169
Views: 30854

Re: Vettel's Stock Appears to have Diminished Appreciably

I was always surprised how people swept 2014 under the rug when Seb got a weak team mate in Kimi to beat.

I wonder if now the Ferrari honeymoon is over people are getting a more rounded view of his abilities.
by infi24r
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Battle for 3rd in WDC
Replies: 27
Views: 9112

Re: Battle for 3rd in WDC

It really depends on how luck plays out, non finishes will have a large effect. I see it going Ricciardo, Verstappen, Vettel, Raikkonen. Vettel has had the edge on Kimi in performance, but Ferrari don't have the pace of the Red Bull in recent races and I suspect the gap will just grow for the durati...
by infi24r
Mon May 30, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Vettel win a championship with Ferrari?
Replies: 69
Views: 9681

Re: Will Vettel win a championship with Ferrari?

Seems unlikely to me. Red Bull were held back by the engines, but Renault seems to be fast progressing.

Vettel isn't the best driver, nor is he with the best team. I don't see why that would result in a title.
by infi24r
Mon May 30, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Daniel Screwed out of Two Wins on the Trot
Replies: 119
Views: 16052

Re: Daniel Screwed out of Two Wins on the Trot

He's one of the best on the grid now. I think its him and Alonso that stand tall at the very top in terms of talent. He surpassed Vettel quite some time ago.
by infi24r
Sat May 28, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Monaco, tyre strategy and Ricciardo
Replies: 36
Views: 5481

Re: Monaco, tyre strategy and Ricciardo

simonr23 wrote:If it's dry, dan can just drive as slow as possible(keeping cars behind) but to ensure the cars on ultra soft tyres will fall behind the slower cars once they pit(ie don't build up a gap) then he can go hard and build the gap up, pit and retain the lead. Or, am I missing something?
Exactly.
by infi24r
Sat May 21, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo Vs Verstappen - Who will come out on top?
Replies: 289
Views: 42012

Re: Ricciardo Vs Verstappen - Who will come out on top?

I'm assuming this was done on purpose. Letting Verstappen win on his debut. This would catch more eyeballs than Ricciardo winning, which is why they screwed his race with a 3 stop call. Also does this throw any clue that maybe Ricciardo would be joining Ferrari in 2017? While i have my tin foil hat...
by infi24r
Fri May 20, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RedBull change - Ricciardo the new Webber?
Replies: 155
Views: 20743

Re: RedBull change - Ricciardo the new Webber?

A very interesting test is about to come for this theory. Renault has brought forward its engine upgrade from Canada to Monaco but will only give one engine each to both its works team and Red Bull. Meaning the teams will need to decide which driver runs it. http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/renaul...
by infi24r
Thu May 19, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Nico can be replaced by Alonso" - Is Wolff Against Rosberg?
Replies: 124
Views: 15279

Re: "Nico can be replaced by Alonso" - Is Wolff Against Rosb

Kimi's last gig is very much at Ferrari. I don't know, wouldn't you have said the same of Massa during his last years at Ferrari? I think I would (probably did). I could see Renault being on the cards for Kimi, he's an experienced set of hands and a WDC, I can't see any of the other big teams going...
by infi24r
Mon May 16, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DOTW Spain - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend
Replies: 36
Views: 5653

Re: DOTW Spain - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend

Ricciardo imo. He out qualified his team mate, got a great start and controlled the race until Red Bull put him on the complete wrong strategy.

That was his win to take. The fact the strategy was wrong doesn't take anything away from how he executed the weekend.
by infi24r
Mon May 16, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo Vs Verstappen - Who will come out on top?
Replies: 289
Views: 42012

Re: Ricciardo Vs Verstappen - Who will come out on top?

Ricciardo had track position and would have gotten the undercut with each pit stop. No way was Verstappen getting by.
by infi24r
Mon May 16, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo Vs Verstappen - Who will come out on top?
Replies: 289
Views: 42012

Re: Ricciardo Vs Verstappen - Who will come out on top?

Ricciardo had the race won and they put him on the wrong strategy. Its still a bit unclear their motives behind doing this.
by infi24r
Sat May 14, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Margin between the Red Bull guys in Spain
Replies: 103
Views: 27862

Re: Margin between the Red Bull guys in Spain

carlos sainz was the quickest red bull driver out of the 4 in practice 2 Hardly representative of their overall pace IMO. I think both Toro Rosso cars should be behind both Red Bulls comfortably on Saturday/Sunday. He does seem to have an upper hand on Kvyat on pace though which ties nicely with Ve...
by infi24r
Sat May 14, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What did you change your mind on?
Replies: 54
Views: 19024

Re: What did you change your mind on?

Re: Kimi and when he is comfortable, the question is when was he ever comfortable? The anomaly is 2005 when he was a lot quicker than Montoya. Otherwise his career is very ordinary. By 2006, Montoya was much closer to Kimi. Basically from 2006 onwards Kimi has struggled with every car he has had in...
by infi24r
Fri May 13, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RedBull change - Ricciardo the new Webber?
Replies: 155
Views: 20743

Re: RedBull change - Ricciardo the new Webber?

My first thought is Red Bull aren't known for their favouritism. Webber was continually beaten because he just wasn't good enough, not because of anything Red Bull did. If Ricciardo's the new Webber why was he "allowed" to beat Vettel? There's a whacking great hole in the favouritism theory right t...
by infi24r
Fri May 13, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RedBull change - Ricciardo the new Webber?
Replies: 155
Views: 20743

Re: RedBull change - Ricciardo the new Webber?

There is a lot of Verstappen hype at the moment because he's clearly very talented and the big unknown. But after their first few races the relative order will become clearer and the hype will vanish for them to be judged on their merits. Ricciardo has probably been the strongest driver overall this...
by infi24r
Mon May 02, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could RBR send Kvyat to STR mid season?
Replies: 369
Views: 39284

Re: Could RBR send Kvyat to STR mid season?

I don't really see much of a future at Red Bull for Kvyat, with Verstappen almost certainly being promoted and him alienating the team in such a way. He doesn't need to just match Ricciardo to be retained, he needs to convincingly be faster, yet he's been slower in every session this year and he's c...
by infi24r
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Senna v Brundle F3 Film
Replies: 14
Views: 3799

Re: Senna v Brundle F3 Film

From memory at the time Senna was a rookie in the series and Brundle was at least in his second year (maybe further).
by infi24r
Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen to Red Bull, Ricciardo to Ferrari?
Replies: 163
Views: 22770

Re: Verstappen to Red Bull, Ricciardo to Ferrari?

I didn't get the impression he was saying Ricciardo to Ferrari, I got the impression he was saying Ricciardo is under firm contract with Red Bull and Ferrari can look elsewhere.
by infi24r
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why is Mclaren so slow!!
Replies: 44
Views: 6319

Re: Why is Mclaren so slow!!

Red Bull probably have the best chassis on the grid and a PU better than Honda. McLaren have an upper midfield chassis and the worst engine.
by infi24r
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Chinese Grand Prix
Replies: 37
Views: 5353

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Chinese Grand Prix

Herbert is beyond poor, it's embarrassing how he responds. 'My drivers beats yours' is such a ridiculous thing to say given what happened in this race. It's an amateurish comeback, something like you would expect in the high school backyard. Drivers of the day: Daniel, Kimi, Vettel The thing that f...