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by F1 MERCENARY
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision
Replies: 464
Views: 15717

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

[quote="F1Tyrant If you read these rules in the plain English they are written in and don't try to put any spin or interpret them to suit your argument, then there is absolutely ZERO DOUBT Max caused the collision. Are you trying to tell me that Verstappen turning right for a right hand corner isn't...
by F1 MERCENARY
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision
Replies: 464
Views: 15717

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Verstappen chopped hamilton. You misunderstood Verstappen's actions. Had Verstappen chopped Hamilton, Hamilton would not have been able to dive into the space left on Verstappen's right. I think it likely Verstappen was even surprised Hamilton would go so close to the wall, where the track is dirty...
by F1 MERCENARY
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision
Replies: 464
Views: 15717

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Verstappen chopped hamilton. There is no denying that. Those in denial simply show their bias against hamilton and are happy to see him fail. I feel this is very unfair and partisan. I have changed my mind on the incident as I misunderstood the longstanding convention of passing on the inside. If y...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision
Replies: 464
Views: 15717

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

I have no qualms about calling Hamilton or any other driver out on their mistakes whenever they make them, but I can't recall the last time Hamilton made contact with another driver outside of Rosberg in Spain 2016 (...) Alex Albon would like a word! You're absolutely correct but those incidents we...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision
Replies: 464
Views: 15717

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

That would be were Hamilton as the car in front went wide in order to avoid the collision. Yes but Hamilton made the decision to avoid contact to fight another day. However, Hamilton was hot headed at Silverstone and couldn't keep his line. Needs to take this one on the chin, he messed up and Verst...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision
Replies: 464
Views: 15717

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Clearly Hamilton's fault. He was left plenty of room. And Max had waaaaaaay more room to work with yet he chose to put the squeeze on Hamilton and he caused the contact. Hamilton was way up the inside and therefore that real estate was rightfully his. Verstappen had the option of lifting and/or mai...
by F1 MERCENARY
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision
Replies: 464
Views: 15717

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Racing incident for me, just. Hamilton hadn't got ahead to claim the corner fully, but I felt the attempt was fair. Verstappen could have left more room but I don't think he was obliged to. Hamilton could have backed out, but he showed later it's a legit move. I do think there were some senna/prost...
by F1 MERCENARY
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision
Replies: 464
Views: 15717

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Clearly Hamilton's fault. He was left plenty of room. And Max had waaaaaaay more room to work with yet he chose to put the squeeze on Hamilton and he caused the contact. Hamilton was way up the inside and therefore that real estate was rightfully his. Verstappen had the option of lifting and/or mai...
by F1 MERCENARY
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 646
Views: 32810

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Both Hamilton and Verstappen ran wide off track once. Max lost position, that makes a difference. The mistake is the same. In terms of how it played out, Hamilton's was the more costly. In your opinion. Its your opinion that without lewis going off track, max never would have got by. Its a fact tha...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?
Replies: 129
Views: 6818

Re: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?

The fact that Leclerc is leading the votes over Hamilton on so many of these categories is preposterous to the point it speaks of fanboyism. In no way is he superior to Hamilton and the closest thing to him currently is Verstappen a seven then a lot is down to the car. Put them in the same car and ...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?
Replies: 129
Views: 6818

Re: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?

You're a wonderful debater who makes excellent points. :lol: You edit your post massively later (without a note stating the edits) and make it seem like I didn't address your point. I did (and quoted your whole original post), there was just nothing in your post to debate against. No, I was typing ...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?
Replies: 129
Views: 6818

Re: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?

The fact that Leclerc is leading the votes over Hamilton on so many of these categories is preposterous to the point it speaks of fanboyism. In no way is he superior to Hamilton and the closest thing to him currently is Verstappen a seven then a lot is down to the car. Put them in the same car and ...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?
Replies: 129
Views: 6818

Re: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?

You're a wonderful debater who makes excellent points. :lol:
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?
Replies: 129
Views: 6818

Re: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?

The fact that Leclerc is leading the votes over Hamilton on so many of these categories is preposterous to the point it speaks of fanboyism. As opposed to your post, which is full of objective facts and analysis? In no way is he superior to Hamilton and the closest thing to him currently is Verstap...
by F1 MERCENARY
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?
Replies: 129
Views: 6818

Re: Who is the fastest driver in F1 right now?

The fact that Leclerc is leading the votes over Hamilton on so many of these categories is preposterous to the point it speaks of fanboyism. In no way is he superior to Hamilton and the closest thing to him currently is Verstappen a seven then a lot is down to the car. Put them in the same car and H...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most disappointing driver of 2021
Replies: 138
Views: 7808

Re: Most disappointing driver of 2021

Ricciardo is still living off the hype of 2014 when he beat Vettel. The following year Kvyat beat him. The same Kvyat that didn't have enough mental toughness to survive Red Bull's corporate politics and was psychologically buried over 2016 and 2017. Seriously, I feel Kvyat was better for the most ...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)
Replies: 196
Views: 8556

Re: Red Bull's Bendy Rear Wing (split from FIA and Mercedes)

. I would note that many people have forgotten the whole saga of the flexing front wing, where camera evidence led to the testing regime being tightened up (not least the Red Bull management !) It might be an idea for people to re-visit that thread to remind themselves of the various arguments and ...
by F1 MERCENARY
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Miami GP seems to be happening next year.
Replies: 44
Views: 2185

Re: Miami GP seems to be happening next year.

I just fear that the Miami GP will be an American version of Monaco with the majority of the world's media being more focused on celebs than the actual racing. I can see so many actors and musicians walking on the grid and being unable to answer any motorsport questions they get asked. I hope I'm w...
by F1 MERCENARY
Sun May 16, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: IndyCar 2021
Replies: 73
Views: 4788

Re: IndyCar 2021

Well, a brilliant win for Veekay. Grosjean got stuck behind Bourdais for a while and ended up second, about 5 seconds off the win. Still, a brilliant drive. I think Indy has had 3 first time winners out of 5 races this year!!!!! I hike it was a superb drive by Veekay, Grosjean’ steam coat hun the w...
by F1 MERCENARY
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Miami GP seems to be happening next year.
Replies: 44
Views: 2185

Re: Miami GP seems to be happening next year.

, Looks pretty uninspiring to me. The likes of Spa and Portimao and Mugello highlight just how much better racing looks when there are elevation changes to the track, allowing it to follow the bumps and dips of natural terrain. How about before passing judgement we actually sit back and watch the a...
by F1 MERCENARY
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Miami GP seems to be happening next year.
Replies: 44
Views: 2185

Re: Miami GP seems to be happening next year.

Just when F1 is allowing us the fun of some classic circuits, we're off to somewhere new that I can't believe many long term fans really care about. I could be wrong! In case you didn't for over 20 years the Grand Prix of Miami was an astronomical annual event that hosted several racing disciplines...
by F1 MERCENARY
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari SF21 revealed!
Replies: 27
Views: 1306

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: 1306

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: 8
Views: 17260

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: 1306

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: 4519

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: 1479

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: 4976

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: 1516
Views: 387165

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: 1516
Views: 387165

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: 3013

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: 7235

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: 3810

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: 8607

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: 2177

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: 1516
Views: 387165

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: 8607

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: 7668

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: 8607

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: 7668

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...