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by M44
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 9366

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

The fight for the win will be decided after the first corner (barring reliability concerns). If Lewis is in P1 by Turn 2 I fear the battle for the lead will be processional - and a comfortable 1/2 for Merc.

Behind could be and is hopefully tasty. Is rain forecast?
by M44
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 22133

Re: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

Jezza13 wrote:Report as of a few minutes is that chairman of the AGP says the race is definitely going ahead.
Absolutely crazy.
by M44
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 22133

Re: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

Adam Cooper reporting that the two-seater is going around the track and personnel are there to let fans in within the next hour.

What on earth?
by M44
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72672

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Seems crazy that all media outlets are carrying this cancellation and yet nothing from the FIA or Liberty/F1? Seen nothing from the drivers or teams yet either. Seems to be radio silence. Even journalists at the Prix are unsure? Just posted on the other thread that part of me wonders if some (Liber...
by M44
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72672

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Seems crazy that all media outlets are carrying this cancellation and yet nothing from the FIA or Liberty/F1? Seen nothing from the drivers or teams yet either. Seems to be radio silence. Even journalists at the Prix are unsure?
by M44
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72672

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

Nothing from the FIA or Liberty yet?
by M44
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 22133

Re: 2020 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

Interested to see whether Mercedes use the DAS here and the potential fallout from Red Bull issuing a protest to its legality. They are convinced it's not legal - so it will be interesting, particularly if they wait till post-race to protest. I dont think Mercedes will be dominant, I think it will b...
by M44
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2
Replies: 62
Views: 15377

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2

Something I had noticed myself - and Sky have just mentioned also - Mercedes have not been using the DAS this week.
by M44
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2
Replies: 62
Views: 15377

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2

Mercedes say it was an oil pressure related issue which shut down the engine as a precautionary measure.. todays testing over.

Lots of oil related issues.
by M44
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2
Replies: 62
Views: 15377

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2

Certainly just teething issues or perhaps installation problems.. I think Mercedes had an issue last Thursday or Friday? Seems to be nothing major, bar whatever happened in the Williams last week.
by M44
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2
Replies: 62
Views: 15377

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2

Siao7 wrote: Do they have any real reliability issues?? Apart from little hick ups that they iron out, just like everyone else
https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14845 ... on-testing

Seems to be a few issues.
by M44
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2
Replies: 62
Views: 15377

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2

Multiple drivers spinning on 1st day of 2nd test. There were quite a few offs today as well. Apparently it was too cold for tyres. Also little surprised by lack of enthusiasm amongst F1 fans about this whole testing. This year I am seeing considerably less interaction even on social media. Last yea...
by M44
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2
Replies: 62
Views: 15377

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 2

Multiple drivers spinning on 1st day of 2nd test. There were quite a few offs today as well. Apparently it was too cold for tyres. Also little surprised by lack of enthusiasm amongst F1 fans about this whole testing. This year I am seeing considerably less interaction even on social media. Last yea...
by M44
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes steering wheels innovation
Replies: 119
Views: 20951

Re: Mercedes steering wheels innovation

Clarky wrote:
Vettel Fan wrote:Just when you think you might see a competitive season...
We still might.
Ye this.. I think Red Bull will be competitive.
by M44
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes W11 - 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 6899

Re: Mercedes W11 - 2020

The red is a nice touch.. Is the black'ed out rear section a test livery? I prefer it to be honest.
by M44
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pre 2020 Season Car Launch Dates (Updated)!
Replies: 38
Views: 13189

Re: Pre 2020 Season Car Launch Dates (Updated)!

Disappointed it's not the fully black render that's been doing the rounds.
by M44
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Formula One PREDICTIONS Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 4733

Re: 2020 Formula One PREDICTIONS Thread

I personally feel Lewis will have to work for his seventh next year.. -Static regulations -Ferrari trading their straight-line performance for downforce (or attempting too), along with redesigns of there ICU, could point to a highly competitive Ferrari. -Red Bull showed circuit specific performance,...
by M44
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 32
Views: 5263

Re: 2020 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

If Mercedes were developing there 2020 car as early as was rumoured, then it may be a carbon copy of 2019. Red Bull sure came stronger in the second half of the year, and Honda have developed fantastically - but Mercedes PU development wont be static if components are going to be frozen from 2021. A...
by M44
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 U. S. Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 13002

Re: 2019 U. S. Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Exediron wrote:
M44 wrote:I cant see Mercedes out-qualifying Ferrari.. And Mercedes dont seem capable of overtaking the Ferrari even with DRS and tyre offsets.
Yeah, but what I do see is Ferrari throwing away a front-row lockout due to strategy. 8)
How cynical :lol: Or realistic? :thumbup:
by M44
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 U. S. Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 13002

Re: 2019 U. S. Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Surely Ferrari territory this weekend? I'll take Mercedes and Hamilton. I cant see Mercedes out-qualifying Ferrari.. And Mercedes dont seem capable of overtaking the Ferrari even with DRS and tyre offsets. I feel the pit-straight and long back straight will be pure Ferrari territory. As a Lewis fan...
by M44
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 U. S. Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 13002

Re: 2019 U. S. Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Surely Ferrari territory this weekend?
by M44
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 13183

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Part of me wonders if Merc, having wrapped everything up by August has an eye on 2020. I think it would be entirely naive of them to presume that both championships were theirs in August, regardless of the points gap. Form up until Singapore suggested that Ferrari were not going to recover the aero...
by M44
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 15383

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

I've tried searching and cant seem to find an answer. Is Ferraris advantage being delivered by the ICE or the ERS systems and there subsequent deployment? I was astounded at Leclercs traction and deployment off the parabolica in Monza.. Also cant find much chat in relation to what Mercedes found fro...
by M44
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20311

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton was quicker in the race simulations - so fingers crossed its a tasty affair. Track position is king.
by M44
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 15383

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

After Bottas crashed, the camera director first showed Wolff & then Ocon!!!!! ...and? What am I not getting? I presume that the implication is that they are suggesting Wollf will be thinking "I made the wrong choice" and Ocon will be thinking "Seriously, they chose him over me?" On a less soap oper...
by M44
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 15383

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Is it due to be very hot this weekend in Singapore and thus cause Merc problems like in Austria? Believe Mercedes sorted there cooling issues out in Germany and furthermore Hungary where the update was validated further. I dont think cooling will be an issue anymore for Mercedes.. unless they rever...
by M44
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 17309

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

That seemed like the quickest summer break in memory.. maybe I'm just getting old! Looking forward to this.. will be interesting to see what upgrades people bring and what the status quo is going into the final races.
by M44
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon versus Verstappen
Replies: 139
Views: 21488

Re: Albon versus Verstappen

Albon will hit in the ground running.. Within 2 tenths in Q3. Marginal on race pace differential. That's a bold prediction. You think Albon is as good as Ricciardo, a driver who beat Kvyat so badly he got kicked out of Red Bull? Albon has been roughly on par with Kvyat so far. Not at all Exediron -...
by M44
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon versus Verstappen
Replies: 139
Views: 21488

Re: Albon versus Verstappen

Albon will hit in the ground running..

Within 2 tenths in Q3. Marginal on race pace differential.
by M44
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 39682

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

pokerman wrote:Has Hamilton given in?
Looks like it.
by M44
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 39682

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Standing start woo.
by M44
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 39682

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Rain forecast for an hour into the race.

Formation lap behind the safety car.
by M44
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 168
Views: 21794

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Surely that time will get deleted from Hamilton? Went over the white line at the final corner. Not noticing that he got blocked by a Red Bull earlier in the lap though which I find more interesting bearing in mind what happened to Hamilton in Austria. I did notice. We'll see what comes of it. It's ...
by M44
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 British Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 16959

Re: 2019 British Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Was Austria the top of a slippery slope for Hamilton? Will we see Red Bull and Ferrari topping the podium more regularly now? Will McLaren start to feature more in the top 10, or even possibly top 5? I think Silverstone might provide some answers! :-) I feel that things will return to the 2019 stat...
by M44
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 71839

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

Ferrari seemed unsure of there race pace and tyre management - whereas Mercedes seemed quite confident. We might be in for a decent fight tomorrow. Even if Lewis makes it past Seb, hes got to cope with that S3 performance from (maybe) Seb - if he leaps him at the start, and Charles if he doesn't. He...
by M44
Thu May 23, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 32022

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I think theres a big difference between rocking up in the paddock and signing some autographs - and being force fed questions by journalists in the press conference and media duties.
Lewis will no doubt have plenty to say if he closes the race out with a victory on Sunday.
by M44
Thu May 09, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 26935

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Thought that Ferrari would of held off from the upgrade, if for no other reason than to hold direct comparisons between pre-season testing and here, five races in. I guess that can still be achieved if the new PU's are not installed till Friday night, although I would imagine they will want some mil...