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by VDV23
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 British Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 17280

Re: 2019 British Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Pirelli's predictions are notoriously wrong, though.

Have they ever correctly "guessed" the pit window pre-race?
by VDV23
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 British Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 17280

Re: 2019 British Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Got to agree Hamilton blew it. Not a strong qualifying session at all. Bottas was just Bottas, you know; rock solid and on this day it got the job done. Leclerc almost got the Mercs, which would have been incredible, but he was still one of the better performers. Vettel seems to have given up after...
by VDV23
Sun May 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50010

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

i just can not understand the weak 5 second penalty for Verstappen after that realease. Nothing against Verstappen, but that forced Bottas damage and he had to pit again. He already lost 1 place due to an unsafe release and another for having to box due to damage (caused by the unsafe release!?) In...
by VDV23
Sun May 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50010

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

F1 is total bullshit. The Monaco race is there just for weekend entertainment for rich people. Monaco is the most exciting race when it rains... my memory of it was that it used to rain a lot... But now I can't really remember much rain in the last umpteenth seasons. Every race is exciting when it ...
by VDV23
Sun May 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50010

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

F1 is total bullshit. The Monaco race is there just for weekend entertainment for rich people. Monaco is the most exciting race when it rains... my memory of it was that it used to rain a lot... But now I can't really remember much rain in the last umpteenth seasons. Every race is exciting when it ...
by VDV23
Sun May 26, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50010

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

F1Tyrant wrote:That sets a terrible penalty. It sets a terrible precedent that he's going to get lenient punishments for severe infringements.
Don't worry, if any of the midfield have it'd be the usual drive-through.

What a load of bull
by VDV23
Sun May 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50010

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Only 5s for unsafe release? That's a new one.
by VDV23
Sun May 26, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?
Replies: 26
Views: 5444

Re: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?

Ferrari were desperate to keep Binotto who they rated very highly. Now they have lost both a decent TP (Arrivabene) and a quality technical lead while downgrading the quality of both position significantly. Great stuff. To be honest, the talk was that Binotto was going to walk if we wasn't promoted ...
by VDV23
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 285
Views: 37813

Re: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

Did anyone run the hard white-walled tyres throughout the whole weekend - I know nobody ran them in Q or R but how about FP2/3? The Leclerc strategy was always going to fail without SC, the softs were such a poor race tyre. I wonder if 20-something laps on the meds and the rest on the hards would h...
by VDV23
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 285
Views: 37813

Re: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

Yeah like you I wondered during the race why they wouldn't put Leclerc on the Hards. I can only assume they must have been really slow because putting him on the Softs when they did looked very strange considering how quickly they wore out at the beginning of the race What's crazy is that they put ...
by VDV23
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 285
Views: 37813

Re: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

Lewis said in a post race interview that he lost the race because he was too nice in turn one. He was pushing a fellow driver half cars width out of actual racing track and calls it "too nice". What is next? https://i.ibb.co/HBw8LBh/01212.jpg I'd say in F1 terms, Lewis is leaving plenty of space. A...
by VDV23
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 285
Views: 37813

Re: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

Did anyone run the hard white-walled tyres throughout the whole weekend - I know nobody ran them in Q or R but how about FP2/3? The Leclerc strategy was always going to fail without SC, the softs were such a poor race tyre. I wonder if 20-something laps on the meds and the rest on the hards would ha...
by VDV23
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Vision 2050
Replies: 7
Views: 3063

Re: McLaren Vision 2050

Sutton wrote:What a load of absolute crap!
How about concentrating on a good car for 2019 or 2020?
Wild guess here but I don't think the people making the McLaren 2050 video are the same ones who are building their 2019 car.
by VDV23
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Arrivederci Arrivabene
Replies: 154
Views: 35957

Re: Arrivederci Arrivabene

That's a bit harsh. Alonso didn't want to stay, in fact, he went to a team he had burned all bridges with; he really wanted out. I can't see how a 4xWDC still in his prime is a bad choice, especially given the prospects around at the time. Ferrari didn't want to bend to Alonso's wishes. He was read...
by VDV23
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Arrivederci Arrivabene
Replies: 154
Views: 35957

Re: Arrivederci Arrivabene

Strange and sad decision for me. After taking over from Domenicali (I won't count Mattiacci since he was a hatchet man, not given a chance to make a difference) - the difference has been night and day. My only gripe with him is that he hanged for so long to keep Kimi in the team and that he didn't ...
by VDV23
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Arrivederci Arrivabene
Replies: 154
Views: 35957

Re: Arrivederci Arrivabene

Strange and sad decision for me. After taking over from Domenicali (I won't count Mattiacci since he was a hatchet man, not given a chance to make a difference) - the difference has been night and day. My only gripe with him is that he hanged for so long to keep Kimi in the team and that he didn't ...
by VDV23
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Arrivederci Arrivabene
Replies: 154
Views: 35957

Re: Arrivederci Arrivabene

Strange and sad decision for me. After taking over from Domenicali (I won't count Mattiacci since he was a hatchet man, not given a chance to make a difference) - the difference has been night and day. My only gripe with him is that he hanged for so long to keep Kimi in the team and that he didn't r...
by VDV23
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Alonso Thought he Controlled the Driver Market" - Hamilton
Replies: 30
Views: 10319

Re: "Alonso Thought he Controlled the Driver Market" - Hamil

Alonso had no play in 2014, really. In fact, I wouldn't say a driver who is focused on winning the WDC had a play in 2014 so it's all futile to overanalyze. Leaving Ferrari, even as a fan of the team I can concede that it was an understandable decision. The team was no match for his quality at this ...
by VDV23
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58403

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton much faster on much older tyres. His pace is simply unparalleled. Bottas had the faster card w/ 11 laps fresher tyres but his job was not to challenge HAM but to keep Kimi at bay. So simply unparalleled is quite the hyperbole. If that's the case, why did he try to pass him? I agree his pac...
by VDV23
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58403

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

blhsing wrote:Hamilton much faster on much older tyres. His pace is simply unparalleled.
Bottas had the faster card w/ 11 laps fresher tyres but his job was not to challenge HAM but to keep Kimi at bay. So simply unparalleled is quite the hyperbole.
by VDV23
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58403

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Bottas taking team orders like a boss.

And he's doing great job protecting Lewis.
by VDV23
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58403

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

will Hamilton tyres last 10+ laps They should. The more interesting part is that Mercedes were adamant, he should come in and he overruled them and stayed out. He's probably right, track position is king. China 2018 disagrees. Bottas (and Kimi) would be massively quicker. I suspect both them might ...
by VDV23
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58403

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

lucifers wrote:will Hamilton tyres last 10+ laps
They should.

The more interesting part is that Mercedes were adamant, he should come in and he overruled them and stayed out.
by VDV23
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58403

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Jezza13 wrote:Did Hammo break any rules with his aborted pit stop?
Believe so. When you commit (pass the bollard), you cannot go back on track, I'm pretty sure.

No idea what the penalty, if any, would be handed out for him.
by VDV23
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58403

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Adami: "Less rain, less rain. Good pace, keep it on track."

Guess what happens 20 seconds later.
by VDV23
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58403

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

F1TV -> Vettel on-board -> Team Radio Comedy gold. Would recommend. Found it funny how initially it was "If you let me pass" and 5 corners later it become "What are you waiting for??" :lol: :lol: kimi is the best on radio :thumbup: He sounds too out of it for me. Alonso takes it for me. McLaren: "B...
by VDV23
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58403

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Mort Canard wrote::lol: Team Red team orders for all to see!!!
Kimi's RE obviously didn't want to be part of this hence Jock Clear had to get on the radio to give the order :lol:

Let's see if there will be part 2 with BOT & HAM
by VDV23
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 58403

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

F1TV -> Vettel on-board -> Team Radio

Comedy gold. Would recommend.

Found it funny how initially it was "If you let me pass" and 5 corners later it become "What are you waiting for??" :lol: :lol:
by VDV23
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [merged] Red Bull & Honda agree on engine deal
Replies: 204
Views: 47302

Re: [merged] Red Bull & Honda agree on engine deal

McLaren's aero + mechanical was pretty on-point in 2017 (and also decent in 2016), as evidenced by their performance on tracks like Hungary, COTA and Monaco. Just because Honda have their by far best season in F1 since their return, are we gonna pretend that their 2018 PU was somewhat close to the 2...
by VDV23
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 62027

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread

no penalty for kimi? +10s, completely deserved. He wanted the corner, locked up and understeered. Too bad that Kimi's mistake pretty much decided the race (as BOT is unable to match VET), oh well. 5 second for Vettel, 10 for Kimi, that's consistency. That's the stewards protecting the Championship ...
by VDV23
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 53152

Re: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Race Thread

It was lucky, but to give a bit of due credit, Ferrari's strategy of keeping Vettel out for those near 30 laps and being in the lead paid off when the VSC occurred. Vettel admitted that he'd been hoping for one. I wrongly bemoaned their doing so at the time, but going for broke worked for them this...
by VDV23
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 53152

Re: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Race Thread

mikeyg123 wrote:
VDV23 wrote:Okay, so Max let Alonso go but surely overtaking under (V)SC should be a penalty, not just a position swap?
Why? What would that achieve for anyone?
It just seems logical to me, that's all.
by VDV23
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 53152

Re: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Race Thread

Okay, so Max let Alonso go but surely overtaking under (V)SC should be a penalty, not just a position swap?
by VDV23
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 53152

Re: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Race Thread

I only caught the end of the replay - did Max overtake Fernando under the yellows or he was in front at the pit exit?
by VDV23
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 53152

Re: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Race Thread

The Honda engine in its natural habitat..engulfed in smoke :uhoh: :]
by VDV23
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top 10 Team Radio Messages of 2017!
Replies: 10
Views: 4546

Re: Top 10 Team Radio Messages of 2017!

Alonso @Brazil regarding Massa & Perez was fun to listen to, I thought.

Can't find a video of it.
by VDV23
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 71847

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Prema wrote:Hamilton's voodoo worked out this time.
I think you might have misspell "Vettel's poor decision-making" :D
by VDV23
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 71847

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

This is what Spa 2012 felt like for Alonso fans I'd say that feels pretty bad as well for Alonso fans. Up to P3 in Singapore where the McLaren has pace and in the wet where ALO is fantastic (and the McLaren even stronger). Dare I say with Vettel, Kimi & Max out, he was in for a podium, depending on...
by VDV23
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 71847

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Verstappen will take Vettel out at turn 1. Well done Max, so predictable. I rather blame Raikkonen for the crash & not Max! To me it looked like Vettel (unnecessarily) put the squeeze on Max, not knowing where Kimi was. Most annoyingly, that took out Fernando as well who had a blistering start. And...
by VDV23
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 55100

Re: 2017 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Alonso is a great driver, but from time to time his temper is ridiculous. How well would Hamilton or Vettel act if they were flailing around in 15th place every single race? That bitching over Palmer is ridiculous nevertheless The bitching over Fernando bitching over Palmer is ridiculous neverthele...