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by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari SF21 revealed!
Replies: 27
Views: 1130

Re: Ferrari SF21 revealed!

If Aston Martin are still in F1 in 10 years time and they stick to a 99% green car each year, we'll be saying the same about them at some point. This year the Aston is new and therefore interesting, even if you're not a fan of the green they're using. You can bet your life that if Ferrari went radi...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari SF21 revealed!
Replies: 27
Views: 1130

Re: Ferrari SF21 revealed!

I certainly did know the hideous green was last minute.
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: In-Depth Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nick Heidfeld
Replies: 6
Views: 16418

Re: Nick Heidfeld

The real issue was the Nick was too much of a nice guy and for all his quickness, he lacked the killer instinct and cold blooded selfishness others have within them. On his day he was as quick as anyone, but circumstances had to favor him and his car well in order for him to look supreme. BMW never ...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari SF21 revealed!
Replies: 27
Views: 1130

Re: Ferrari SF21 revealed!

As a designer, Ferrari are in dire need of a designer to develop eye catching liveries for their F1 division in particular. A few years back they started heading in the right direction, taking chances with DESIGN and added white, and then black and things seemed to be going down the right path but l...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who ruined Williams?
Replies: 41
Views: 4325

Re: Who ruined Williams?

Correct. Paddy was not to blame for anything in Williams CONTINUED downward demise. If anything, his track record spoke for itself and is particularly WHY Claire hired him. McLaren and Mercedes did exceedingly well with him there. Mercedes' rise to dominance was started by Ross Brawn, and Toto did a...
by F1 MERCENARY
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abiteboul leaves renault.
Replies: 11
Views: 1379

Re: Abiteboul leaves renault.

Abiteboul is quite a sharp guy, just not Team Principal material IMPO as has been evident in every top role he's held since arriving in F1. Furthermore, his antics and behavior that ended up with him one-upping Horner and Red Bull when he signed Ricciardo away from them, and the noticeable gratifica...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Perez perform against Max?
Replies: 58
Views: 4637

Re: How will Perez perform against Max?

I don't know... Whatever is noted on his contract, I just hope he will not be considered as the "second" driver, which is a curse in any team and quite a punishment at RBR. That said, if he doesn't take too long to adapt to the car and if RBR listen to him and treat his side of the garage as Versta...
by F1 MERCENARY
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1225
Views: 363760

Re: Female Racing Drivers

It’s crazy that a driver has to raise funds themselves. I don’t know that they aren’t, but teams should make it a joint effort to market and promote any driver they feel they want driving there car.
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1225
Views: 363760

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Depends on the situation surely? Leclerc is a racing driver who happens to be good looking. He could look like Quasimodo and still be racing for Ferrari. Jorda is where she is because she's very attractive. She wouldn't be a known figure on ability alone. If she looked like Anne Widdecombe I'd be p...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most underrated driver 2000-2020
Replies: 42
Views: 2675

Re: Most underrated driver 2000-2020

I see the Montoya/Ralf comparisons a lot like the Kubica/Heidfeld comparison. People say A was overrated because he only narrowly beat B, when I'd argue B was underrated because he came very close to A. That's interesting. I rate Montoya pretty high so I certainly think that fact that Ralf was clos...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?
Replies: 88
Views: 6690

Re: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?

They wont sign him for 2 reasons… First they want to continue to project to the world that their YDP is one of, if not the absolute best in the world and prefer to field Albon one more season at least, and the other reason is because they are perhaps afraid that Checo might match and even beat Max i...
by F1 MERCENARY
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race
Replies: 68
Views: 3298

Re: Change One Retirement in a Historic Race

I have several… 1. Schumacher Suzuka 2006 Ferrari had not suffered any engine related failures for a good number of years and then out of the blue Michael’s engine blew and with it went his fight for the title as Alonso needed to score just a single point to clinch the title afterwards. Had his engi...
by F1 MERCENARY
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc
Replies: 117
Views: 7587

Re: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc

Sorry but that BIB is way off on your part. MANY drivers have stated this is a risky business to carry your briefcase to every day. Every driver knows the risks involved all too well, and that EVERY time they step into their car could be their last time breathing. I don't get why Jackie Stewart kee...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kvyat raced 8 laps with undone seat belts
Replies: 26
Views: 2079

Re: Kvyat raced 8 laps with undone seat belts

. Both Kvyat and his team should be heavily penalised - that is a massive safety hazard. Both know how important seat belts are even in slow speed shunts - the FIA should make them suffer. . I think you and everyone who thinks similarly need to put things into perspective… it is considerably more d...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1225
Views: 363760

Re: Female Racing Drivers

The final round of the Danish F4 championship has been cancelled, again! The Danish government have refused to allow cross border travel due to the pandemic Conrad Laursen is champion after two wins from 12 rounds, team mate Ben Frisland is the runner up, JuJu Noda finishes 6th with 1 win. She also...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc
Replies: 117
Views: 7587

Re: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc

Sorry but that BIB is way off on your part. MANY drivers have stated this is a risky business to carry your briefcase to every day. Every driver knows the risks involved all too well, and that EVERY time they step into their car could be their last time breathing. I don't get why Jackie Stewart kee...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?
Replies: 181
Views: 6371

Re: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?

Indeed. The odds are already stacked against a woman before a wheel is even turned. Why are the odd stacked against them? It's not luck here. It's just something they may have to work harder on. Just like some of the male drivers would find it harder than others to build up the strength. Ok, with a...
by F1 MERCENARY
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc
Replies: 117
Views: 7587

Re: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc

Psychologically, probably quite a lot. Todays drivers are far more shielded from the first hand horrors of the past and definitely don't operate in an environment where any mistake could end in a fatal accident, in the early days it was often other drivers that discovered accident scenes and the bl...
by F1 MERCENARY
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?
Replies: 181
Views: 6371

Re: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?

Woman: A female racing series could inspire girls to be interested in competing in motorsports. Man: THAT'S NOT GETTING INSPIRED IN THE RIGHT WAY! It baffles the mind its as if this folks don't want women to be involved in motorsport, there is no magic formula that is going to bring women into moto...
by F1 MERCENARY
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc
Replies: 117
Views: 7587

Re: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc

To compare today to then. Just randomly picked an early championship season (gave it a few years to let the championship establish a bit) - 1956. Of the 19 drivers who competed in 3 rounds or more that season - 7 were killed in motorsport accidents. Peter Collins, Jean Behra, Eugenio Castellotti, L...
by F1 MERCENARY
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc
Replies: 117
Views: 7587

Re: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc

Right... some numbers, because who doesn't like numbers.. Lets look at what it took to win a WDC in Fangios time compared to Hamiltons (I've excluded Indy for the 50's) FANGIO 1951 Races: 7 Results counted: 4 Drivers competing in all rounds: 7 Drivers competing in at least 4: 17 Previous Champs on ...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?
Replies: 266
Views: 14129

Re: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?

I voted Other and think it would be a great assessment tool for Red Bull to put Hamilton in the 2nd seat and SEE how Max deals with the adversity, pressure and toe to toe battle, and then see where he is ability-wise compared to Hamilton. I'd guess it would be very 2007-ish with Hamilton once again ...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?
Replies: 181
Views: 6371

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Mod Edit: Off Topic
by F1 MERCENARY
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?
Replies: 181
Views: 6371

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Well stated Dolomite. I reeeeeeally want to see the very best female driver(s) go up against the boys in equal machinery so we can lay this farce to rest. And that's NOT being sexist, it's being realistic based on the level of female talent currently in the world of mostorsport. The day a female dri...
by F1 MERCENARY
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?
Replies: 181
Views: 6371

Re: Female Racing Drivers

It's the argument that has been had so many times about positive discrimination. I'd probably say this is an opportunity to highlight the people breaking through the glass ceilings. The more women in motorsport are discussed, the more they're normalised. I disagree with this whole heartedly as I th...
by F1 MERCENARY
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 7862

Re: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)

Perez had Telmex backing from the early days of his career, when he first started at Sauber who becomes their main sponsor ...you guessed it Telmex. so you could call them his rich Daddy. Stroll has won more Championships he has competed in than Perez, so why does Perez deserve to be in F1 more tha...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren could have blocked Sainz going to Ferrari
Replies: 19
Views: 1889

Re: McLaren could have blocked Sainz going to Ferrari

Tbh, I suspect Sainz is about the same (or near to) level as Ricciardo, but a suspicion that is still unproven. We know outside of Hamilton and Verstappen, Ricciardo is proven to be somewhere about the best in the grid. Operating close to the level the top guys are. I don't think McLaren are making...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault re-branding to Alpine for next season!
Replies: 18
Views: 2047

Re: Renault re-branding to Alpine for next season!

In American NASCAR, Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota all have (at least one) premium car brand. Yet, they do not race cars branded Lincoln, Cadillac, or Lexus in NASCAR, because NASCAR fans do not buy any of these upmarket brands in any real numbers , while they buy tons of Fords, Chevrolets and Toyotas....
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 490
Views: 38676

Re: F1 In trouble with Ofcom.

LOL Good luck with that. The WORLD STAGE today is such that Sports ARE VEHICLES FOR MAKING POLITICAL STATEMENTS and sorry to burst your bubble, but there is no way ANYONE has the testicular fortitude to tell a Black man in Lewis Hamilton to not voice his opinion on political issues, especially ones ...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I really miss screaming V10s
Replies: 22
Views: 1527

Re: I really miss screaming V10s

Gutless how though? The lap times completely refute your opinion.
The cars were properly fast and quick just the same. I think you're grasping at straws.
by F1 MERCENARY
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I really miss screaming V10s
Replies: 22
Views: 1527

Re: I really miss screaming V10s

How either of you come to the conclusion the 740HP+ or 290Ft lbs of torque is gutless is beyond comprehension and suggests you don't know what you're talking about. The extremely short stroke or travel of an F1 engine's pistons means the torque is always going to be rather low compared to the HP rat...
by F1 MERCENARY
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I really miss screaming V10s
Replies: 22
Views: 1527

Re: I really miss screaming V10s

Fantastic engines unlike the V8s. I really disagree with this. The V10's & 12's were certainly the absolute best sounding engines of all time, but the V8's sounded just as incredible in their own right and DID NOT sound bad at all. Different, but certainly not bad in any way. https://youtu.be/5jTTM...
by F1 MERCENARY
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 7862

Re: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)

Generally, sponsorship is given because of racing talent, though there may be other additional reasons for the backing; Stroll on the other hand has backing regardless of his talent. I think that's unfair on both Strolls. Senior is too good a businessman to waste his millions on a talentless son. A...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 7862

Re: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)

I agree with you there Hogweed, BUT I REEEALLY Like K-Mag's TENACITY a ton!!! LOL
I'd be ok with either of them staying.
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 7862

Re: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021

Perez and Hulk to Haas - KMag and RoGro have had their day and time for some fresh impetus at Haas. And WHAT exactly has Hulk done better than either of them?!?? Hulk had his day as well and failed to impress MIGHTILY. He'd have the odd weekend whenre he'd qualify well and do exceedingly well in ra...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?
Replies: 181
Views: 6371

Re: Female Racing Drivers

A woman being able to depress the brake pedal with enough pressure isn't the problem. The problem is finding a woman who is on the same level as the elite top guys in the Jr categories in order to EARN a shot or a seat In F1 legitimately rather than be gifted the opportunity by besting other female ...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold Prediction : Hamilton out, Vettel in
Replies: 46
Views: 5006

Re: Bold Prediction : Hamilton out, Vettel in

vettel could still end up at merc, if toto and ham go to racing point. plenty of discussions behind the scenes. i think toto wants a bigger stake in merc, and total control. he can get that at racing point, so he isn't signing anything from merc, just yet. i don't think $$ is the main issue with to...
by F1 MERCENARY
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 5145

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

While the end result in this race was exciting, it was a bit of a farce in that Hamilton was too heavily penalized for such a minor infraction, but the penalty is given to the team and if you look at it that way, it befalls on them as a whole and they made the mistake. That said, I think a simple dr...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?
Replies: 404
Views: 45913

Re: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?

Redirecting from a discussion going on in one of the Most Career Wins threads... Piquet level for Vettel sounds about right, yes. Not realistically in the argument for being best (nor greatest) of his era but very accomplished. Can Vettel do enough before the end of his career to change perception ...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?
Replies: 404
Views: 45913

Re: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?

Redirecting from a discussion going on in one of the Most Career Wins threads... Piquet level for Vettel sounds about right, yes. Not realistically in the argument for being best (nor greatest) of his era but very accomplished. Can Vettel do enough before the end of his career to change perception ...