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by Water
Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Russian GP Race thread
Replies: 651
Views: 52288

Re: 2015 Russian GP Race thread

w1Y! wrote:I think it's time for kimi to hang up his gloves and make room for some younger blood


While I was pleased to see him staying at Ferrari for 2016, I'm getting increasingly curious about what would happen had Williams accepted Ferrari's offer for Bottas.
by Water
Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Russian GP Race thread
Replies: 651
Views: 52288

Re: 2015 Russian GP Race thread

I miss the race and come back to this... Anyway, Räikkönen is completely at fault here. There's nothing Bottas could do about an unexpected divebomb. Doesn't make me less angry about the situation, quite the opposite given that the divebomber is a world champion (perhaps the divebombed will be as we...
by Water
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 87
Views: 10110

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Italian Grand Prix

What made Bottas poor to be exact? He started behind and finished right behind Massa, despite losing some 6 seconds because of Massa having the optimum strategy. Unless you though Massa was poor as well? I concur. Bottas drove a stronger race than Massa yesterday, ultimately missing the podium due ...
by Water
Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull Mercedes
Replies: 213
Views: 25739

Re: Red Bull Mercedes

dizlexik wrote:
Clarky wrote:@autosport
Red Bull will not use Renault engines in #F1 in 2016:

I hope Renault now makes a decision to leave F1 or buy Lotus.


I hope they do the latter.
by Water
Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Belgian Grand Prix
Replies: 137
Views: 11863

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Belgian Grand Prix

Grosjean wins, great drive all around. Wouldn't vote for anyone else.

Verstappen made the overtake of the day and one of the season's best, but couldn't keep it clean in the final laps. Other honourable mentions for Kvyat and Pérez.
by Water
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2 teams failed to meet criteria. 11 teams for 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

Re: 2 teams failed to meet criteria. 11 teams for 2016

Two teams, neither of them ART? Well, this is interesting. Even if we assume Forza Rossa threw in an application, who was the other one?
by Water
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Want Verstappen - Autosport
Replies: 108
Views: 12567

Re: Ferrari Want Verstappen - Autosport

He could start by beating his team mate consistently. Or even more than 50/60% of the time would be a start. To be fair, he has started. Now he just needs to keep it up. I still wonder why people consider Hülkenberg the top rookie as strongly as some do. I'm a fan of his and was firmly in the Hülke...
by Water
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A possible GP in Finland?
Replies: 17
Views: 2466

Re: A possible GP in Finland?

The success of Finnish drivers has played a major part in making F1 popular here, but it really is a very popular sport here and Bottas would satisfy any and all needs for the home audience to see a Finnish driver (as long as there is one, it'll be a significant draw). While Finland isn't a part of ...
by Water
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A possible GP in Finland?
Replies: 17
Views: 2466

Re: A possible GP in Finland?

Used to work for a Finnish firm and went there quite a bit. One beautiful day, we were walking to get some lunch and I asked my host how many days they get for summer. " Six....... " was the reply, ". ..... and this is day two. We might get the other four, we might not. ". The s...
by Water
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas F1 Updates
Replies: 281
Views: 42164

Re: Haas drivers for 2016?

Amon wrote: Besides Bottas is not going to be anything more than a number 2 and pretty much will kill his career by going to the Scuderia.


While this has nothing to do with the thread, I'm going to remember this if Bottas ends up at Ferrari at some point.
by Water
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Haas F1 Updates
Replies: 281
Views: 42164

Re: Haas drivers for 2016?

I don't think Vergne is out at all; contracts can be changed and you'd think there'd be a Haas clause in there. Him signing up for FE does make him look less likely with Gutiérrez as a very possible candidate - but who else? Rossi has to be one of the five, but they may want someone with experience....
by Water
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So is Bottas still hot stuff?
Replies: 130
Views: 17611

Re: So is Bottas still hot stuff?

He's been hot stuff for a while, I don't see any changes to that.
by Water
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricco is a late braking GOD!
Replies: 382
Views: 36906

Re: Ricco is a late braking GOD!

Dan got himself into position to do the move at the next corner, if they did not make contact Dan had a DRS run into turn 3 and judging by how much quicker he was at that phase I am sure would have gone through. I have no major objections, but Rosberg was still in a better position and made his mov...
by Water
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricco is a late braking GOD!
Replies: 382
Views: 36906

Re: Ricco is a late braking GOD!

This thread confuses me. In what way does Ricciardo going for a non-existent space having dive-bombed with locked tyres (and run a very wide line) into the corner make him a "god" and Rosberg at fault? He was clearly behind at the corner exit (picture taken from a Reddit thread about said ...
by Water
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas replacement at Williams
Replies: 82
Views: 10887

Re: Bottas replacement at Williams

There have been murmurs about Lotus giving Palmer a race seat next season and unless Maldonado's money is going to suddenly dry up I can't see him getting kicked out. It very well may dry up. Venezuela's economy is really bad and there have been whispers of PDVSA having to get out of F1 for a while...
by Water
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 487
Views: 42995

Re: 2015 Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying and Race Thread

dizlexik wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Hulk the absolute star of Quali.

Why? Massa is ahead of him.


Williams have a faster car overall. The fact he ended up fifth, ahead of one Williams, is pretty impressive.
by Water
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 487
Views: 42995

Re: 2015 Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying and Race Thread

dizlexik wrote:Horror race ahead of Kimi.


Just like Vettel in Canada then. Time to see what happens in the reverse situation.
by Water
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 487
Views: 42995

Re: 2015 Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying and Race Thread

That has to be the worst last lap driving from a front row pair of drivers I've ever seen.
by Water
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying and Race Thread
Replies: 487
Views: 42995

Re: 2015 Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying and Race Thread

I can't believe he isn't able to get the second best car into Q2. There _has_ to be something wrong ... He said something along the lines of "I didn't know I had another lap" to Sky Italia. While he really shouldn't need that many laps to get it right, that's strange. Other than that, the...
by Water
Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Austrian GP Practice Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3733

Re: 2015 Austrian GP Practice Thread

While I'm not sure whether the rules allow for more than 25-place penalties, is Alonso's count up to 45 spots by now?
by Water
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17453
Views: 2696943

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

I don't think he messed up per se (did you hear the radio message, seems the team did the exact same mistake as last year) but he generally looked slower especially in the end. Apparently, his car was underfuelled (maybe in hope of a safety car), at least according to Sky. That meant he was unable ...
by Water
Sun May 24, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread
Replies: 996
Views: 83095

Re: 2015 Monaco GP Race Thread

Say what you want about the Mercedes call, but Ricciardo made it work by overtaking Räikkönen. Still, having to overtake two cars is asking a lot.
by Water
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17453
Views: 2696943

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

I managed to hold off spoilers until watching the replay, and an entertaining qualifying it was! The starting positions for tomorrow are interesting and Ferrari once again looks good in the long runs - in tyre-heavy Bahrain at that - so I'd say both Ferrari are realistically in a position to fight f...
by Water
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 425244

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (China Updated)

Sakhir:

1) Hamilton
2) Vettel
3) Rosberg
4) Räikkönen
5) Bottas
6) Massa
7) Ricciardo
8 ) Verstappen
9) Grosjean
10) Nasr
by Water
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17453
Views: 2696943

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Prediction: a sandstorm pops up from nowhere at the end of Q2 with Räikkönen being the only one without a quick lap...
by Water
Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Feeder Series Uberthread
Replies: 554
Views: 66493

Re: 2015 Feeder Series Uberthread

Yes, it was. I missed the first part, who caused that huge accident? Nice attempt by Rossi to make the prime tires last, but Vandoorne and Haryanto were too quick on the softs on that last stint and how about Jordan King? He did very well today. Nato hit Pic, making Marciello and subsequently Gasly...
by Water
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Feeder Series Uberthread
Replies: 554
Views: 66493

Re: 2015 Feeder Series Uberthread

So Matsushita went straight from All-Japan F3 to GP2 and took P2 in his first qualifying? That guy is someone to look out for, along with Alex Lynn and Raffaele Marciello, who showed significant potential last year. Vandoorne's skill was clearly seen last season and he has to win the title this year...
by Water
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 600
Views: 58276

Re: 2015 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

The SC came in a few laps too late. Could've still been a race.
by Water
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 600
Views: 58276

Re: 2015 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

mds wrote:
Zoue wrote:Did Kimi put Mediums on? He's lapping 1 second slower than Seb?


? they both have softs and Kimi has been comfortably quicker since pitting.


This is the correct answer. Räikkönen is the fastest of the top 4 and was just told to save tyres (as Mercedes may be doing just that).
by Water
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 600
Views: 58276

Re: 2015 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Zoue wrote:Vettel the faster of the two Ferraris at the moment. Kimi dropping back

Hardly anything in it. Both seem to be driving to a delta to preserve tyres, no need for Räikkönen to make a move at this point.
by Water
Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 600
Views: 58276

Re: 2015 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

This image was posted on Reddit a few hours ago for everyone who wants to think about race pace and can't be bothered to scroll the FP2 lap times on the FIA page. Looks roughly as expected; Ferrari can make the tyres last (Räikkönen had comparatively little drop off in his medium run), but surprise...
by Water
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 27063

Re: 2015 Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

I don't believe that it'd be down to driving style as he's one of the best racers on the grid, no doubt about it. It's just odd and highly annoying little of that can be seen in Q3 - I'm sure he'll put in a hood performance tomorrow (as always), but there's always that "the starting point could...
by Water
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 27063

Re: 2015 Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

I really don't get it. Räikkönen does well in every single session apart from q3. Practice is promising, race is good, Q1 and Q2 are good as well, but nah, not Q3. Fourth is on the cards for tomorrow, but there's that podium that's needed.
by Water
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Abu Dhabi Updated)
Replies: 1734
Views: 425244

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2015 Edition (Malaysia Updated

Embarrassing miss or sneaky tactics? You decide...

1) Hamilton
2) Rosberg
3) Räikkönen
4) Vettel
5) Bottas
6) Ricciardo
7) Massa
8 ) Nasr
9) Verstappen
10) Sainz
by Water
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix
Replies: 59
Views: 8147

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix

I'll have to go with the majority and say Vettel, Räikkönen and Verstappen. All for different reasons, all very good.

Honourable mentions go to Sainz and Bottas, but neither deserves a vote.
by Water
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17453
Views: 2696943

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

The bad:

- Q2 timing
- Felipe Nasr

The good:

-Pretty much everything else

This bodes well for the season.
by Water
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi Raikkonen's incredibly bad luck
Replies: 290
Views: 32106

Re: Kimi Raikkonen's incredibly bad luck

This is where Räikkönen and Hamilton were in relation to Ericsson at T9.
by Water
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi Raikkonen's incredibly bad luck
Replies: 290
Views: 32106

Re: Kimi Raikkonen's incredibly bad luck

fabr68 wrote:Is Raikkonen being the victim of a no.2 situation?

Second time in a row he get misterious "errors" from the team after being the faster driver over the weekend.


No.
by Water
Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 33948

Re: 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

Is Kvyat/Verstappen the youngest third row ever?