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by Zoue
Fri May 31, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84392

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

https://www.racefans.net/2019/05/29/the-storm-brewing-amid-f1s-2021-rules-wrangle/ Couple of interesting points raised in this article. Buried in it was the fact that the gearbox tender has been cancelled and it looks highly likely that the other standardization tenders will also be withdrawn. Acco...
by Zoue
Fri May 31, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Improving Monaco? Just get rid of the seafront chicane!
Replies: 68
Views: 12054

Re: Improving Monaco? Just get rid of the seafront chicane!

Check out this video from 1962. The cars are comparatively tiny and the track looks huge compared to today as a result: sCv-dIFGcd0 The lack of any kind of safety provision is scary - from the sharply angled curbs to pedestrians wandering about and even a truck parked on the course! Interesting to s...
by Zoue
Fri May 31, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Thank you, I feel like I have to spell everything sometimes But teams discuss ALL OF THEIR STRATEGIES BEFORE A RACE. This is in no way any different whatsoever to any other predetermined strategy, such as when they are going to pit, dropping back to preserve tyres, the order they will use the tyre ...
by Zoue
Fri May 31, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84392

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

https://www.racefans.net/2019/05/29/the-storm-brewing-amid-f1s-2021-rules-wrangle/ Couple of interesting points raised in this article. Buried in it was the fact that the gearbox tender has been cancelled and it looks highly likely that the other standardization tenders will also be withdrawn. Acco...
by Zoue
Fri May 31, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

You are right on that, it is a public discussion forum. You do not seem to like being challenged though, but hey, no worries. I explained why I would regard it a bad order, when you prohibit the two team mates to race from before the race even starts. As I said before (and you conveniently brushed ...
by Zoue
Fri May 31, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3758
Views: 1141563

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Mod Aqua wrote:
Zoue wrote:Re: the Rank the drivers poll. One bit of feedback I'd like to give is that there is no obvious way to see how you voted after you click submit and the results are returned. Is there a possibility to add this?
Yes, this is something I am intending to add.
:thumbup:
by Zoue
Fri May 31, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Poll (Summer 2019)
Replies: 66
Views: 12819

Re: Rank the Drivers Poll (Summer 2019)

Perez is so underappreciated He's in eighth place, behind only Hulk and the top six drivers. I think he might deserve to be up a place (he's arguably better than Hulk) but I don't think he's being badly underrated on this poll. There are years where I would have said he was better than Bottas, but ...
by Zoue
Fri May 31, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3758
Views: 1141563

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Re: the Rank the drivers poll. One bit of feedback I'd like to give is that there is no obvious way to see how you voted after you click submit and the results are returned. Is there a possibility to add this?
by Zoue
Fri May 31, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922182

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Surely 0% tyre life is down on the canvas? yep that's how I'd normally read it too which is why I'm calling it out as I don't think it's possible to drive 20 laps while maintaining the same pace as previously on bare canvas. And thinking it further, if it was already past the safety margin by then ...
by Zoue
Fri May 31, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922182

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Surely 0% tyre life is down on the canvas? yep that's how I'd normally read it too which is why I'm calling it out as I don't think it's possible to drive 20 laps while maintaining the same pace as previously on bare canvas. And thinking it further, if it was already past the safety margin by then ...
by Zoue
Fri May 31, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922182

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Toto bigging up his driver shocker. Stop the press. No doubt he was using hyperbole. I've given the reasons why I think so above. Not sure about the comment on not helping myself - are you incapable of disagreeing without getting personal? It's not personal Zoue. I just can't help but see a never-e...
by Zoue
Thu May 30, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922182

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

They did nothing of the sort. The tire was on 0% life for the last 20 laps of the race . That wasn't part of the plan. They got it wrong; plain and simple. Funny thing is that there was no logical impetus to use the Medium tire. No one behind him used it and even if they had; it's Monaco. There is ...
by Zoue
Thu May 30, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922182

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

They did nothing of the sort. The tire was on 0% life for the last 20 laps of the race . That wasn't part of the plan. They got it wrong; plain and simple. Funny thing is that there was no logical impetus to use the Medium tire. No one behind him used it and even if they had; it's Monaco. There is ...
by Zoue
Thu May 30, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922182

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Funny thing is that in the debrief they said that they ran this on FP2 and they were certain they would be able to make this strategy last, which they did. They did nothing of the sort. The tire was on 0% life for the last 20 laps of the race . That wasn't part of the plan. They got it wrong; plain...
by Zoue
Thu May 30, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922182

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

I simply notice that the ones who seem to have a problem with this are the same ones who always have a problem with Hamilton for one reason or another. The fact that he said something from before the safety car went in shows that he knew even from then that the tires would probably not last (which ...
by Zoue
Thu May 30, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922182

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

He wasn't ranting. Listen to the radio transcript of the race and you'll see how sensationalized the editing was. Maybe we disagree on this then, call it ranting, moaning, whatever you want. He was on the radio talking (I'm not going to use moaning/ranting) about having a long way to go on the tyre...
by Zoue
Thu May 30, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3758
Views: 1141563

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Just used it and worked like a charm, I´m actually a bit embarrassed it took me this long to try it out since I was the one who called for it... but thanks again! I'm like a kid who's just been given a new toy and using it regularly now. Kudos for the request and a big thank you to Mod Aqua for mak...
by Zoue
Thu May 30, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

I don't really have an awful lot of sympathy for Bottas tbh as I think he was asking for a close call by bunching everybody up coming into the pits. I see it as a racing incident myself and I don't agree a penalty was warranted. To be fair, Bottas was asked by his team to back off Hamilton. https:/...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

He crashed with another car in the pit lane as well, I venture that he really should have received a drive through penalty for that and should never have been in a position to challenge for the win in the first place, and I have argued against these 5 second penalties in the past that leave the vic...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

He crashed with another car in the pit lane as well, I venture that he really should have received a drive through penalty for that and should never have been in a position to challenge for the win in the first place, and I have argued against these 5 second penalties in the past that leave the vic...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Banger racing is good for that kind of racing, there was a time when F1 drivers got crticised for that kind of racing, I'm thinking of Perez 2013. What sort? He made one move against Hamilton in dozens of laps of pushing him hard, so now we disregard the entire rest of his performance and just redu...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Fair enough posts get hidden now, but I'm not the one looking to champion Hamilton just questioning your take on Verstappen's dive bomb. I think the only reason you're upset about it is because it was against Hamilton, tbh. Max tried a move and it didn't pay off. As I said at least he tried and as ...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

He was beating Sainz fair and square before Renault did for him with strategy, I voted for Sainz but I can fully understand someone voting for Ricciardo and that being far from biased. well I did say I was half joking... He was beating Sainz because he started ahead of Sainz and at Monaco track pos...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Poll (Summer 2019)
Replies: 66
Views: 12819

Re: Rank the Drivers Poll (Summer 2019)

1. Hamilton 2. Verstappen 3. Vettel 4. Ricciardo 5. Perez 6. Bottas 7. Leclerc 8. Hulkenberg 9. Sainz 10. Raikkonen 11. Russell 12. Magnussen 13. Gasly 14. Grosjean 15. Kvyat 16. Albon 17. Norris 18. Stroll 19. Giovinazzi 20. Kubica I think this is the weakest gird for a long time. There was a time...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Why shouldn't Ricciardo be considered DoTD, he was running best of the rest until Renault did for him with strategy? I didn't say he shouldn't be considered, I was asking what he did specifically that was better than e.g. Sainz? He was beating Sainz fair and square before Renault did for him with s...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3758
Views: 1141563

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Has anyone been using the autotrim quote feature? if so, has it worked correctly every time? Or has anyone experienced any bugs? I've used it quite often and it seems to work well for me. we have an autotrim quote feature? Think we need to add a facepalm emoji for the reading impaired like me! :lol...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

I don't know anyone could vote for max when he almost took out both Mercedes in the race. Because he was one of the only ones actually racing , as opposed to simply driving around in circles. Banger racing is good for that kind of racing, there was a time when F1 drivers got crticised for that kind...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

You looking to turn this back on Hamilton? Any driver can go for a dive bomb. What? Have you even read the posts you've been responding to? Fair enough posts get hidden now, but I'm not the one looking to champion Hamilton just questioning your take on Verstappen's dive bomb. I think the only reaso...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Hamilton wining about tyres when his car was superb and we know that he'd have had to make a major mistake to be overtaken - a joke - just did what was needed and seriously not driver of the day others who did well because of pitstops - also questionable. Max CLEARLY unsafe release and then ALSO hi...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Max for me, easily. The Merc’s monster traction meant he could get close enough where it mattered but otherwise he put immense pressure in Lewis and the engine made the difference in the end I don't know anyone could vote for max when he almost took out both Mercedes in the race. Because he was one...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Hamilton wining about tyres when his car was superb and we know that he'd have had to make a major mistake to be overtaken - a joke - just did what was needed and seriously not driver of the day others who did well because of pitstops - also questionable. Max CLEARLY unsafe release and then ALSO hi...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99125

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Loads of stories propping up in the press about rumours in the paddock that Vettel is considering retiring at the end of the season. But the only source seems to be Saward. https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-autosport/1133290/Sebastian-Vettel-retirement-Lewis-Hamilton-Ferrari-Valtteri-Bottas-Merced...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 777
Views: 225059

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

After Monaco 2019 1. Hamilton = 94 2. Schumacher = 91 3. Vettel = 76 Who would have believed -- back when you made this thread in 2014 -- that Hamilton's number here is probably not only realistic, but potentially a low-ball estimate? Certainly not me. How the times have changed. Before the dark ti...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Max for me, easily. The Merc’s monster traction meant he could get close enough where it mattered but otherwise he put immense pressure in Lewis and the engine made the difference in the end I don't know anyone could vote for max when he almost took out both Mercedes in the race. Because he was one...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

There was nothing special in what Verstappen did like you are trying to make out. He fought for a position which is more than most. At least he tried but the circuit and the Merc's traction meant it was an all but impossible task. There was absolutely nothing special in defending in Monaco You look...
by Zoue
Wed May 29, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Hamilton wining about tyres when his car was superb and we know that he'd have had to make a major mistake to be overtaken - a joke - just did what was needed and seriously not driver of the day others who did well because of pitstops - also questionable. Max CLEARLY unsafe release and then ALSO hi...
by Zoue
Tue May 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23339

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Hamilton wining about tyres when his car was superb and we know that he'd have had to make a major mistake to be overtaken - a joke - just did what was needed and seriously not driver of the day others who did well because of pitstops - also questionable. Max CLEARLY unsafe release and then ALSO hi...
by Zoue
Tue May 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?
Replies: 26
Views: 5365

Re: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?

I think Ferrari has certainly worsened under Binotto (notwithstanding the fact that they weren't exactly perfect under Arrivabene) and he seems somewhat out of his depth as a TP. But as someone alluded to earlier it seems Binotto was forcing a choice between him and Arrivabene so Ferrari were betwe...
by Zoue
Tue May 28, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 48862

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

From Brundle: I don't easily recall an incident where an engineer's radio call to the driver had to be bleeped due to bad language, but it will surely be Lewis's man Pete Bonnington who finally breaks. He must have the patience and restraint of a Saint not to say 'well that's where we find ourselves...
by Zoue
Tue May 28, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 48862

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

I was thinking something silly. What if Hamilton let Max go in the last 2 laps instead of risking be taken out by a Max dive? He wouldn't lose 5 secs in these two laps and Max would slot in between Hamilton and Bottas after his penalty, giving him a bigger points difference to Bottas. How plausible...