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by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 478
Views: 5912

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

My opinion on this is very clear The grid from 2014-2020 was more talented than in Schumacher’s time, but that is completely meaningless because all the best drivers from 2014-2020 were stuck in hugely inferior machinery. Say what you want about Hill, Villeneuve and Hakkinen - they all had a fair s...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 478
Views: 5912

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

If Hamilton and McLaren had been perfect in 2009, Hamilton could have won the title that year, although by a narrower margin than by Max could have in 2020. In fact, 2011 and 2013 were harder years than 2009 for Hamilton to win in. Are you serious about that? 2009? If Hamilton had won all 8 consecu...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 478
Views: 5912

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

My opinion on this is very clear The grid from 2014-2020 was more talented than in Schumacher’s time, but that is completely meaningless because all the best drivers from 2014-2020 were stuck in hugely inferior machinery. Say what you want about Hill, Villeneuve and Hakkinen - they all had a fair s...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 478
Views: 5912

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

Mercedes had the best car in 2020, there is no doubt about it, but Red Bull, Honda and - at the end of the season, Verstappen - made it look better than it was. Max would have won in Austria had Verstappen not retired, given that Albon would have won if he hadn't collided with Hamilton. This would ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 478
Views: 5912

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

[quote="KingVoid Schumacher's group of challengers you selected in equal machinery have 4 WDCs and 5 runners up. Hamilton's group of challengers you selected have 6 WDCs and 8 runners up positions. Even if you normalise, that's 4.5/6. Schumacher's list contains the two drivers who most consider the...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 478
Views: 5912

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

My opinion on this is very clear The grid from 2014-2020 was more talented than in Schumacher’s time, but that is completely meaningless because all the best drivers from 2014-2020 were stuck in hugely inferior machinery. Say what you want about Hill, Villeneuve and Hakkinen - they all had a fair s...
by Alienturnedhuman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3983

Re: US election - prediction

I do sympathise a little with the protestors yesterday, and those who are generally against a Democratic party in what may be a term in which the party controls both the Senate and Congress . Looking at the outside in, I see America as the land of the free - where people are permitted to live their...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3983

Re: US election - prediction

America has spent the last 75 years using the CIA to spread disinformation in third world countries to get the people to rise up and overthrow their leaders and install governments more ameniable to American interests. Now that America is experiencing the same thing at the hands of Russia, the reac...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 84
Views: 3983

Re: US election - prediction

America has spent the last 75 years using the CIA to spread disinformation in third world countries to get the people to rise up and overthrow their leaders and install governments more ameniable to American interests. Now that America is experiencing the same thing at the hands of Russia, the reac...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!
Replies: 29
Views: 1441

Re: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!

People say Bottas is no good, but he three times as many votes as Alonso and Ocon just by himself.
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992247

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Now that his is a knight this means that he can move two grid spaces forwards and one to the side.
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 9 long years...
Replies: 59
Views: 4187

Re: 9 long years...

P-F1 Mod wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Black_Flag_11 wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:53 pm
Thanks for your service!

So do we get a Scooby-Doo style unmasking?
I honestly wish we could, but rules from higher powers than me won't allow that.
I knew you were old man Jenkins!
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Neither of us know anything more than he touched her boob and she made a rude gesture. What’s happened on social media since is tit for tat. The difference here is I don’t claim to know their relationship, I’m not taking sides. You seem to assume that the man must be the guilty party based on scena...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Your trivilisation of the incident as "OMG he touched her boob' speaks volumes for where countries that see themselves as advanced are actually at. Of course it's not the same as being violently raped, but - at the moment it happened, alone in a moving car with two men - she was not to know that wo...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

The not Instagram friends thing is a bit silly. I have good friends I don't follow on Instagram and besides that most people in the public eye have a private Instagram as well where they have their actual friends and share more personal stuff. They may well have been friends on their personal Insta...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

I'm not quite sure I can quite grasp what I am reading in this thread. 4 years ago a video was released of Donald Trump saying that because he was so powerful he could grab women by their sexual organs and they could do nothing about it . At the time this was defended as 'locker room talk' and that...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992247

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

I really dislike this kind of attitude; all it does for me is confirm that some people care more about point scoring and getting one over against ‘the other side’ of their viewpoint. Is that seriously what you guys all want; to see racists get as angry as possible? What do you all think an angry ra...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992247

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Well done to Lewis, absolutely deserved! You love to see it. :thumbup: +1 I really dislike this kind of attitude; all it does for me is confirm that some people care more about point scoring and getting one over against ‘the other side’ of their viewpoint. Is that seriously what you guys all want; ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

I'm not quite sure I can quite grasp what I am reading in this thread. 4 years ago a video was released of Donald Trump saying that because he was so powerful he could grab women by their sexual organs and they could do nothing about it . At the time this was defended as 'locker room talk' and that...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers, December 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2255

Re: Rank the Drivers, December 2020

This is not exactly related to this thread, but not far enough off topic to create a new one. But my post can be removed if this isn't appropriate. But here is how the drivers have given their view for the top 10 drivers this year: https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.exclusive-the-top-10-f1-...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Haas reportedly seriously considering dropping Mazepin, and - presumably - the Mazepin contract. 1340822837242830848 Apparently several of Haas's sponsors have told Haas they do not want to be associated with Mazepin. I don't know what the balance between the Mazepin money and the rest of Haas's sp...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Haas reportedly seriously considering dropping Mazepin, and - presumably - the Mazepin contract.
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 758
Views: 60907

Re: Silly Season 2021

It's not that Hamilton doesn't have value. It's just half what he is asking (IMO). If not then why hasn't he signed him? If he's so valuable he would open up the cash register. Quote from Toto "So it has delayed us a little bit, but we are not worried in eventually getting it done. We are putting n...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992247

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Reading twitter comments. Interesting how so many right wing types seem to have socialist values when a black man has used perfectly legal tax avoidance to reduce his tax burden. Just as an aside; I don't have a problem with any driver or indeed celebrity leaving the UK for tax reasons. Hell, I'd d...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992247

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Hamilton has won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020.
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 758
Views: 60907

Re: Silly Season 2021

It's not that Hamilton doesn't have value. It's just half what he is asking (IMO). If not then why hasn't he signed him? If he's so valuable he would open up the cash register. Quote from Toto "So it has delayed us a little bit, but we are not worried in eventually getting it done. We are putting n...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers, December 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2255

Re: Rank the Drivers, December 2020

Here is how I voted in the poll: 1 Hamilton 2 Leclerc 3 Verstappen 4 Ricciardo 5 Perez 6 Russell 7 Bottas 8 Vettel 9 Norris 10 Sainz 11 Gasly 12 Hulkenberg 13 Ocon 14 Kyvat 15 Raikkonen 16 Stroll 17 Giovianzzi 18 Albon 19 Grosjean 20 Magnussen 21 Fittipaldi 22 Aitken 23 Latifi Had to redo this as yo...
by Alienturnedhuman
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Perez perform against Max?
Replies: 58
Views: 3787

How will Perez perform against Max?

How do we feel Perez will perform against Max?

Pick your prediction the qualifying/race record in the poll and discuss!
by Alienturnedhuman
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Russian oligarch money buys a carpet big enough to sweep anything under:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/haas ... e/4928539/
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 96238

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)

It amazes me how people think that default position is that the driver who has failed to get poles he should have is faster in qualifying than the driver who has 50% more poles than Senna.
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 7804

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

The girl has now posted stuff on her Instagram implying that her previous statement may not have been the truth: https://twitter.com/MattyWTF1/status/13 ... 7613495296
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MORE Bad Luck in 2020: Bottas or Verstappen?
Replies: 23
Views: 959

Re: MORE Bad Luck in 2020: Bottas or Verstappen?

Surely Verstappen? 5 non fault retirements really took him out of contention. Just one less and he would have beaten Bottas to 2nd. Bottas was actually pretty lucky really. His only competition in the WDC suffered worse luck than he did. I would put Sakhir as a 1/2 non fault retirement as Max could...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 1990

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

Is Verstappen next up? Most seem to think he's quite extraordinary in the wet but there are also a healthy amount of sceptics. Casual readthroughs of infamous Youtube or Reddit comments already often suppose Max to be a better wet weather driver than Lewis. I think that Hamilton and Verstappen are ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could Red Bull have been faster than Mercedes since Turkey?
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Could Red Bull have been faster than Mercedes since Turkey?

If we update the results, to give Max wins in the races where he had incidents (Imola, Turkey and Sakhir) then the WDC looks like this: Hamilton: 333 (-14) / 9 wins (-2) Verstappen: 281 (+67) / 5 wins (+3) Bottas: 218 (-5) / 2 wins (==) Russell: 1 (-1) / 0 wins(==) Hamilton would have been 88 point...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 1990

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

I think a more important metric would be to look at their finishing position in the dry versus their finishing position in the wet. Also what proportions of their wins were in the wet versus the dry, and the proportion of wet to dry races. You can then figure out the probability a driver is more li...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could Red Bull have been faster than Mercedes since Turkey?
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Could Red Bull have been faster than Mercedes since Turkey?

If we update the results, to give Max wins in the races where he had incidents (Imola, Turkey and Sakhir) then the WDC looks like this: Hamilton: 333 (-14) / 9 wins (-2) Verstappen: 281 (+67) / 5 wins (+3) Bottas: 218 (-5) / 2 wins (==) Russell: 1 (-1) / 0 wins(==) Hamilton would have been 88 point...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could Red Bull have been faster than Mercedes since Turkey?
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Could Red Bull have been faster than Mercedes since Turkey?

Albon's performance is not the measure of the Red Bull, Max's is. Drivers do not add performance to a car, they only reduce the performance of a car. The Red Bull is a very tricky car to drive, compared to the Mercedes, meaning that a small difference in driver performance results is a much bigger ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Rainmasters of Formula 1
Replies: 49
Views: 1990

Re: The Rainmasters of Formula 1

I think a more important metric would be to look at their finishing position in the dry versus their finishing position in the wet. Also what proportions of their wins were in the wet versus the dry, and the proportion of wet to dry races. You can then figure out the probability a driver is more li...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could Red Bull have been faster than Mercedes since Turkey?
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Could Red Bull have been faster than Mercedes since Turkey?

Everyone was shocked when Red Bull pulled away from Mercedes in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, a track that Mercedes has owned since the start of the hybrid era, and one that both Bottas and Hamilton are strong at. Mercedes claimed that their power unit only cost them a 1 tenth a lap - which made it all...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's Renault R25 2005 V-10 today at Abu Dhabi
Replies: 22
Views: 1667

Re: Alonso's Renault R25 2005 V-10 today at Abu Dhabi

Banana Man wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:47 pm
It’s weird to me, thinking that car pre-dates that track. Cool to watch though.
It will be weirder in 5 years time when that car pre dates some of the drivers competing in F1. Schumacher's first championship winning Ferrari predates Tsunoda.