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by mikeyg123
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 231
Views: 13189

Re: Silly Season 2022

I'm just questioning your financial argument of what might be best for Williams when it starts with a financial deficit, you lose $20M from Latifi, you buy out his contract say $10, get in 2 drivers capable of scoring points if Williams can build a points scoring car, another $10M, that's $40M. If ...
by mikeyg123
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 231
Views: 13189

Re: Silly Season 2022

I'm wondering if Tsunoda will even get another season. Maybe the team will get their best ever line up back and get the Torpedo back in ;) https://www.racefans.net/2020/02/23/racefans-round-up-23-02-3/ Kvyat has no chance. Red Bull have a problem with too many juniors as it is. Vips, Lawson in F2 a...
by mikeyg123
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 132
Views: 6147

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

The number 2 at that team has almost always had problems all the way back to the Stewart days - Magnussen was poor and sacked mid season Verstappen was always really slow Herbert had a pointless year at Jag Burti sacked mid season Pizzonia sacked mid season Wilson's career ended Klien was made to ch...
by mikeyg123
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 26246

Re: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion

I think this is the main thing 'The stewards regard this incident as an extremely serious breach of the regulations which had the potential to cause injury to others'. Add to the fact it was Grosjeans 7th first corner incident in 12 races. And the fact he took out the championship leaders is just a...
by mikeyg123
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 26246

Re: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion

^ This is what confused me about Grosjean's one-race ban in 2012. The stewards would have been perfectly entitled, in my view, to give him this ban on the basis of repeat offences but the reason given, as I recall, was, colliding with championship contenders. It implied that, if he'd taken out the ...
by mikeyg123
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 26246

Re: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion

^ This is what confused me about Grosjean's one-race ban in 2012. The stewards would have been perfectly entitled, in my view, to give him this ban on the basis of repeat offences but the reason given, as I recall, was, colliding with championship contenders. It implied that, if he'd taken out the ...
by mikeyg123
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

https://www.motorsportweek.com/2021/08/02/harsher-penalty-for-bottas-stroll-if-track-were-dry-fia/?feed_id=9412 FIA confirm penalties for Bottas and Stroll would have been harsher if it wasn't a wet track. And that taking out a championship contender doesn't increase the punishment like was suggest...
by mikeyg123
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance
Replies: 91
Views: 2488

Re: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance

I'm normally close with these polls, big surprise to not see Max leading and being a clear leader at that, I do feel Norris is being a little overrated due to how badly Ricciardo is performing. He's third in the championship in arguably the 3rd/4th best car at times. And a car that is miles behind ...
by mikeyg123
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4798
Views: 1076460

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

I would hope that Lewis gets some expert medical advice about his health and that Merc can find someone to help tailor his diet and training regimen to best get him back to 100%. The closer Lewis gets to 40 the more he will have trouble maintaining the same kind of fitness and driving skills that h...
by mikeyg123
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance
Replies: 91
Views: 2488

Re: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance

As I also said though I can't think if many sessions where Norris hasn't maximised what was available to him. Verstappen should probably have 2 more poles to his name and isn't blameless for the Silverstone incident. I also think Daniel would probably be performing better in the Red Bull as we've s...
by mikeyg123
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton getting boos from the crowd after hungarian gp pole.
Replies: 48
Views: 2658

Re: Hamilton getting boos from the crowd after hungarian gp pole.

Yeah in game I can get it though they're doing it to put them off. But I can't imagine Giannis going up to collect his MVP award and getting booed. Which is basically what happened Saturday it's not in the moment of the game. The games finished and the crowd are booing. Most sport fans at that poin...
by mikeyg123
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance
Replies: 91
Views: 2488

Re: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance

Here is how I voted in the poll: 1 Verstappen 2 Norris 3 Leclerc 4 Hamilton 5 Alonso 6 Russell 7 Sainz 8 Gasly 9 Bottas 10 Ocon 11 Perez 12 Vettel 13 Schumacher 14 Giovianzzi 15 Ricciardo 16 Raikkonen 17 Stroll 18 Latifi 19 Tsunoda 20 Mazepin My main outlier from the norm is Gasly and I almost place...
by mikeyg123
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance
Replies: 91
Views: 2488

Re: Rank the Drivers Midseason Performance

As I also said though I can't think if many sessions where Norris hasn't maximised what was available to him. Verstappen should probably have 2 more poles to his name and isn't blameless for the Silverstone incident. I also think Daniel would probably be performing better in the Red Bull as we've s...
by mikeyg123
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

UnlikeUday wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:11 am
Can anyone explain what Hamilton did differently to Alonso or Ocon or Vettel or any of the top 10 drivers which only left him exhausted & dizzy?

Was it an antic to neutralize booing fans?
It's a tough GP and he was fully pushing through most of it. The others wouldn't have been.
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Gutted for Vettel.
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix
Replies: 56
Views: 2177

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix

Did Lewis have a car 2-3 seconds faster than the entire field? Or did he have a tyre offset to the field based on how early he pitted and then taking the extra stop? As I said he literally exceeded the expectations of what you said when I added the caveat if Verstappens car is healthy after the red...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix
Replies: 56
Views: 2177

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix

Did Lewis have a car 2-3 seconds faster than the entire field? Or did he have a tyre offset to the field based on how early he pitted and then taking the extra stop? As I said he literally exceeded the expectations of what you said when I added the caveat if Verstappens car is healthy after the red...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix
Replies: 56
Views: 2177

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix

Hamilton had the pace to lap the entire field easily today. He really should have won. Didn't make it a walk in the park to pass cars though. And I get the impression that a lot of Ham's race pace today was down to him - his pace was fantastic. Unfortunately no good direct comparisons with Bottas n...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix
Replies: 56
Views: 2177

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix

Hamilton had the pace to lap the entire field easily today. He really should have won. Didn't make it a walk in the park to pass cars though. And I get the impression that a lot of Ham's race pace today was down to him - his pace was fantastic. Unfortunately no good direct comparisons with Bottas n...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix
Replies: 56
Views: 2177

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix

Hamilton had the pace to lap the entire field easily today. He really should have won. Didn't make it a walk in the park to pass cars though. And I get the impression that a lot of Ham's race pace today was down to him - his pace was fantastic. Unfortunately no good direct comparisons with Bottas n...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix
Replies: 56
Views: 2177

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix

Hamilton had the pace to lap the entire field easily today. He really should have won.
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Greenman wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:23 pm
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NOTHING in the regs to extend the Red Flag period to allow further repairs to cars - again, the Stewards seem to have invented a new regulation.

.
Stewards don't decide when the red flag comes in.
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Plenty of time for you too, Greenman. What have you come up with? Plus, perhaps it was all for safety work. Not simply clearing the circuit but allowing teams to ensure the cars they were sending back out were all safe. I have no problem and I'd rather have a longer red flag and more cars in the ra...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Sooo loads were told to box. What is even the rule then? Perhaps teams thought that after the red flag it's not a formation lap as the race has started... Perhaps it isn't.

But if not why are they investigating
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

breathemyexhaust wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:30 pm
Guys, it looks like Ocon may have been told to box on the formation lap...
Well that's it then but why in holy hell has that not been picked up to the end of the race?

Hamilton is the worlds luckiest man.
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

George Russell talking to Chandhok and said the predicament that Merc has is where their pitbox is whatever they do they come out last. So another one that thinks that. I don't see how that's the case... Merc pitbox is first so he has to wait for everyone else to file passed before he gets away but...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Well, what is your view on Russell just just being told to give the positions back after he was cheeky in the pit lane. He actually implied that the stewards could well have been far more harsh. Seems odd that Giovinazzi gets a 10 second stop go for speeding in the pit lane, but Russell gets nothin...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

. So, there has been plenty of time for people to look up the regs, has anyone found a regulation that allows the stewards to extend the red flag period to allow car repairs, as opposed for essential safety works on track ? Strange how everyone is o.k. with the stewards making up new regulations on...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix
Replies: 56
Views: 2177

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix

Ocon and Alonso. Nobody else comes close.
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Stewards won't give a sporting penalty for that. This isn't FE.
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

. So, there has been plenty of time for people to look up the regs, has anyone found a regulation that allows the stewards to extend the red flag period to allow car repairs, as opposed for essential safety works on track ? Strange how everyone is o.k. with the stewards making up new regulations on...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 132
Views: 6147

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

schumilegend wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:42 pm
Ricciardo should be relieved of his duties .. Zero progress all year and his cheeky laughs and smiles are getting old now .. dude needs to step up or surrender his seat .. what an absolute disservice to the team
Can't judge him on this race. He likely had major damage.
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 688
Views: 36774

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

F1Tyrant wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:25 pm
Bahrain - Red Bull
Emilia Romagna - Draw
Portugal - Mercedes
Spain - Mercedes
Monaco - Red Bull
Azerbaijan - Red Bull
France - Mercedes
Austria (1) - Red Bull
Austria (2) - Red Bull
Britain - Draw
Hungary - Mercedes

5-4 to Red Bull.

Very even stevens so far this season.
Exactly what I have.
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

This race is a perfect illustration of what I've always said. Easy overtaking doesn't make for good races.
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Yeah I feel slightly deflated as a Hamilton fan, but I reckon given some time that I’ll see it as a very good day championship wise. Same... I've been waiting so long for the hundred but unfortunately, Alonso showed everybody why he's an all time great driver up there with Hamilton. I'm sure Hamilt...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettels been called to the stewards because of the top he wore during the national anthem. Pathetic from the FIA. Last year they backed everyone wearing the BLM t-shirts but Vettel trying to show support for the LGBTQ+ in a country where the abuse of them is happening is ridiculous. I had to drive ...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Option or Prime wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:02 pm
Max Verstappen's first line of his post-race interview:

"Again, taken out by a Mercedes, so..."

Olympic gold medal for whinging, though still time for his team principal to nick it from him. Getting tedious now!
It's hardly whinging it was the defining moment in his race.
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettels been called to the stewards because of the top he wore during the national anthem. Pathetic from the FIA. Last year they backed everyone wearing the BLM t-shirts but Vettel trying to show support for the LGBTQ+ in a country where the abuse of them is happening is ridiculous. I had to drive ...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Yeah I feel slightly deflated as a Hamilton fan, but I reckon given some time that I’ll see it as a very good day championship wise. Same... I've been waiting so long for the hundred but unfortunately, Alonso showed everybody why he's an all time great driver up there with Hamilton. I'm sure Hamilt...
by mikeyg123
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 21254

Re: 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

So Mercedes told Hamilton more raining was coming, another fail for the strategy team with a win thrown in the bin. I noticed Hamilton hadn't received the no blame culture memo :lol: Were other drivers given the same information? I'm not saying he's wrong. Oh I see what you mean now, I guess he sho...