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by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20923

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

People complaining to Ofcom is not being in trouble with Ofcom. And even if Ofcom ruled that an offence had been committed (which as a lives sports show, and the broadcasting of the events there, no offence has been committed) - it would not be Formula 1 at fault, it would be the broadcasters Chann...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Alex Albon Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: The Official Alex Albon Thread

Albon's problem isn't just that Red Bull is pursuing a policy of putting all their eggs in Verstappen's basket, but that they have created negative eggs for Albon to give Max even more. There is no question that Max is the better driver, but Albon's race strategies have been consistently been ruine...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 820
Views: 319058

Re: Female Racing Drivers

ATH It's not the most competitive series, there are only 12 or so cars competing and half of those are F5 cars, essentially similar chassis & engines but with H pattern gearboxes and a lower minimum weight, on some tracks the F5 cars are as fast or faster. On the other hand, the Danish F4 champions...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20923

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Well you certainly can't say he's wasting an opportunity to champion his cause ( If it is indeed the real Lewis Hamilton) https://nitter.net/pic/media%2FEhym_9PWoAELXXY.jpg%3Fname%3Dorig He needs to be careful criticizing other teams for, as he perceives them, their social shortcomings. I do wonder...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20923

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Well you certainly can't say he's wasting an opportunity to champion his cause ( If it is indeed the real Lewis Hamilton) https://nitter.net/pic/media%2FEhym_9PWoAELXXY.jpg%3Fname%3Dorig He needs to be careful criticizing other teams for, as he perceives them, their social shortcomings. I do wonder...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20923

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

I don't particularly like mixing politics with sport but I don't have any issue with what Hamilton did. I expect he got more eyes on that shirt than he would have done if he wore the shirt tomorrow, or called a press conference tomorrow or posted on whatever social media he uses. I do think that he...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 820
Views: 319058

Re: Female Racing Drivers

The third Danish F4 race was held in wet conditions and saw Will Wulf and JuJu Noda both make mistakes while leading gifting the win to title leading Conrad Laursen. Mads Hoe finished 3rd, for info both Wulf and Hoe drive F5 cars which, on some tracks, as as fast or faster than the F4 competitors. ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 3650

Re: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

The gap between Leclerc and Vettel is the same as the gap between Max and Albon. So either Leclerc is better than Verstappen or Albon is better than Vettel.
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?
Replies: 43
Views: 1321

Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?

2 years ago this poll couldn't have been asked with a straight face. But Stroll's lack of burdens have allowed him the freedom to develop without the stress of being axed, and he will be the established driver in the team. While Vettel should regain some of his mojo after leaving the politically to...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold Prediction : Hamilton out, Vettel in
Replies: 46
Views: 3985

Re: Bold Prediction : Hamilton out, Vettel in

The prediction is correct, Vettel will be driving Hamilton's car next year. But just in the same way a little brother gets to wear his old brother's PE Kit after he's got some new ones.
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 3461

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

As I previously stated, there is no argument against the penalties received. However, given this is a safety issue, and two drivers missed the sign, not to mention at least 3 teams who instructed their drivers to pit (Alfa, Mercedes and Williams) it demonstrates beyond doubt a failing in the system...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 3461

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

Have any other drivers mentioned that they saw the signs on the outside of the Parabolica without prior communication from the team? I think that Hamilton was rather unlucky in this respect and, as shown on the Reddit link above, with the timing of it. According to the link, George Russell was inst...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 3461

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

Remember this? https://streamable.com/p08tyq I had just read about this on Twitter - is the rule of 10 second stop/go being the penalty a new rule then? The Stewards decision document takes into account the poor visibility and limited time for the team to react (which also applies to Hamilton), but...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 3461

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

It's an open and shut case. Entered the pit lane when it was closed, and the regulations specify the penalty. Now, the consequences of that penalty were significantly worse than they usually would be because the race restart meant the pack was bunched up so he was put to the back of the pack, and i...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

What rankles me the most about these stop and go penalties is that before the race, the commentators mentioned several records on offer to Hamilton had he finished on the podium. Can't recall all of the possibilities, but one of them was most consecuitive podium finishes. Again, there were several ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 61
Views: 2917

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix

Sainz is the driver of the day. While Hamilton absolutely smashed his recovery and showed what he is capable of in the W11 when he has to fight, it is ultimately down to him that he got the penalty, no matter how poor the positioning of the warning lights. It is the same for everyone and would have...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?
Replies: 297
Views: 75056

Re: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?

What about Hamilton versus the entire Schumacher family? Presently: 7 WDC 97 wins 182 podiums 85 fastest laps Obviously if Mick enters F1 those figures could go up, but he's currently at the Ralf end of the Schumacher talent scale, so not showing signs of ultimate greatness. But Lance Stroll had sh...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Max Verstappen thread
Replies: 163
Views: 35984

Re: Official Max Verstappen thread

Just assumes one driver doesn't far exceed all the others in ability. You don't have to exceed that much to qualify on pole and win the race, why shouldn't a driver be able ton win 50% of the races just on ability? Assuming that the 2nd and 3rd best driver on the grid have an equally competitive ca...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kilometres led
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Kilometres led

At the Belgian Grand Prix, Hamilton surpassed Schumacher as the driver who has led for the most kilometres. Inevitably, the social media comments to the F1 post about it were flooded with the usual "With that car it is very easy to get that statistic" - which don't really need answering because obv...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes without Hamilton, 2016 - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2167

Re: Mercedes without Hamilton, 2016 - 2019

The premise of the thread tries to play on the importance of the driver, by removing the driver from the equation and leaving everything else in place as normal, which is nonsense. I think you have not properly read my original post and/or not understood the point / intention of it. I even raised i...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 777
Views: 225057

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

I think there is some credence to his small operating window, it just gets shown up more when teamed up with drivers he can't beat. Fair point. To be more precise, I do believe he has adaptability problems just like Kimi. What I don't believe (for either of them) is that they are the equal of someo...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Indy 500
Replies: 40
Views: 2001

Re: 2020 Indy 500

Everytime I watch IndyCar I'm amazed by just how badly shafted viewers in the US are by their networks, just constant ad breaks. On the Sky coverage we had here in the UK there was a secondary UK based commentary team take over whenever it went to a break. The fact Sky thought it worth arranging a ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes without Hamilton, 2016 - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2167

Re: Mercedes without Hamilton, 2016 - 2019

I think you also need to factor in the mistakes made by Ferrari and in particular by Vettel because of the pressure applied by Hamilton, against Bottas I believe less mistakes would have been made because of the decrease in pressure, without crunching the numbers I wonder how many people realise th...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes without Hamilton, 2016 - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2167

Mercedes without Hamilton, 2016 - 2019

I saw a comment on Reddit, when discussing the dominance of Mercedes in the hybrid era, which said "with two Bottas's, Vettel would have cruised to the 2017 and 2018 titles." This got me thinking, "but would he?" - because while if you compare Vettel and Bottas's scores, Vettel was comfortably ahea...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Blue flag rules
Replies: 278
Views: 54436

Re: Blue flag rules

I was somewhat surprised when I saw the tweets by people criticising the blue flag penalty based on the replay. Anyone with even a modicum of understanding of the F1 rules knows that the rules allow for 3 corners to yield the position so the video footage of Hamilton passing clearly didn't show the...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 11699

Re: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Race Thread

How nice of Mercedes to give the worse driver the superior strategy. Bottas was given what was thought to be the optimal strategy at the time. It was only the fact that Max stopped at the same time to cover him that meant they decided to roll the dice and keep Hamilton out as it was a certainty tha...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 11699

Re: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Race Thread

How nice of Mercedes to give the worse driver the superior strategy. Bottas was given what was thought to be the optimal strategy at the time. It was only the fact that Max stopped at the same time to cover him that meant they decided to roll the dice and keep Hamilton out as it was a certainty tha...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
Replies: 31
Views: 2234

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Leclerc put in the best driving performance today, as Max was not really pushed after the Mercedes pitted. However Max made that happen by correctly pushing the Mercs when their mediums were starting to wear out. Had he listened to his pit wall it's possible Mercedes would have been handed the luxu...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
Replies: 31
Views: 2234

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Leclerc put in the best driving performance today, as Max was not really pushed after the Mercedes pitted. However Max made that happen by correctly pushing the Mercs when their mediums were starting to wear out. Had he listened to his pit wall it's possible Mercedes would have been handed the luxu...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 11699

Re: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Race Thread

Yeh well Max is keeping in touch and Mercedes will be wary and edge more and more toward Lewis going forward, I reckon. Also can't forget the potential for reliability to impact the standings. For all of Merc's dominance Max is only slightly more than 1 DNF behind Hamilton. And for all of Merc's do...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN
Replies: 63
Views: 5541

Re: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN

Hamilton's record against Rosberg is indeed telling. As is the fact that in the 7 races that Brundle and Schumacher both finished as teammates Brundle was ahead in 3 of them . Not all on merit though. Silverstone MS had a crash with a backmarker (Brundle in fairness had a brilliant race, he was lea...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN
Replies: 63
Views: 5541

Re: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN

Hamilton's record against Rosberg is indeed telling. As is the fact that in the 7 races that Brundle and Schumacher both finished as teammates Brundle was ahead in 3 of them.
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN
Replies: 63
Views: 5541

Re: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN

The only time I ever felt that Hamilton was unsportsmanlike was in that 2016 Abu Dhabi race when he was holding up Rosberg so that others would pass him. It didn't sit well with me, even though I'm a fan. There was very little chance that Rosberg would let Max or Vettel or anybody pass him anyway a...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 17724

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel absolutely dejected after the race. Couldn't be bothered to talk to anyone on the last lap or the cool down lap. It got so bad that the mechanics had to ask for a radio check to make sure it was working. https://youtu.be/0hfc713fl9o I was hoping Vettel was going to go out with guns blazing. ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 17724

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread

I seriously doubt debris would cause the trye to come apart so neatly like that somehow. Given 3 drivers go a very similar sort of puncture as well as all struggling on this strategy, I don't see why Hamilton's won't ahve been for the same reason as Bottas's sand Sainz. Who said it was only Hamilto...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 17724

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Excuse me, according to Pirelli the hard tire is good for 60 laps, IIRC. The race was only 52 laps long, started on softs and mediums (which as I noted to another in the past went 38-40 laps when they shouldn't have). Pirelli ain't Bridgestone of past F1 or Goodyear (which handles most American rac...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20923

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Inappropriate post removed. You could just go to the fridge and get a beer during the two minutes that they show the End Racism campaign if it is annoying you so much. It's incredible, really. The extent of inconvenience you are being caused by all of this is having a few minutes of TV - which fini...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20923

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Why are we still doing this black lives matter and end racism stuff. I've made my point over the last few weeks. Mainly that it is now a political statement rather than a racial issue. But I want to add something during channel 4 coverage. Lewis was talking too Lee Mackenzie. And they mention. When...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 British Grand Prix
Replies: 25
Views: 2623

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 British Grand Prix

Leclerc, Ricciardo and Perez for managing to get to places they shouldn't have.

Leclerc and Ricciardo in terms of finishing positions, and Perez in terms of getting to be an option on this poll.
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 17724

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton could have pitted at the start of the final lap as following Max's pitstop he had a very safe gap. The fact Mercedes elected not to do this meant they were not expecting a tyre failure on his car. I would therefore categorise his tyre failure as being more unlucky than 'luck' that it happe...