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by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?
Replies: 78
Views: 2581

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I'm still slightly in shock that this looking like it's actually going to happen. Worst suggestion to get the go ahead since the double-points debacle. Formula 1 is basically run by the worst excesses of impatient, quarterly KPI data driven middle management. They shake things up just as a current ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Tweets Thread
Replies: 140
Views: 44146

Re: F1 Tweets Thread

UnlikeUday wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:22 am
That's why I love Kimi........... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by Alienturnedhuman
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4773
Views: 1026565

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

There is a very lengthy article on Hamilton at Wired UK:

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/lewis-hamilton
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363558

Re: Female Racing Drivers

The translation just makes things sound even weirder, if possible. There's something being hidden from view, although I don't know what -- some sort of conflict between Noda's camp and the series organizers, maybe, or personal issues that they don't want to air. The issue is that Japanese is a cont...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363558

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Below is another apologetic but entirely unilluminating statement from Noda's team. Unlike the previous statement this was posted in Japanese and has bee auto translated. I would appreciate a better translation if a Japanese speaker can oblige. From Noda Racing Consultants Secretariat to everyone W...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13782

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Awful chart, the axis is too spread. Here are the raw times. Hard to judge, but it appears Perez was about 0.3 off a lap which would be perfect for Red Bull. http://en.mclarenf-1.com/index.php?page=chart&gp=1057&graf=3&dr1=Max%20Verstappen&dr2=Sergio%20Perez Rather amusingly, after Hamilton got the...
by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 90
Views: 3767

Re: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)

I think all current drivers would have learned from the Hamilton/Spa incident. Max pace and tyre offset was pretty strong here. I think most would have expected him to get the job done again. I'm sure he gave the place back as quickly as possible so that they could race 1-2 for a resonable number o...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 90
Views: 3767

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

You're moving the goalposts here - you bring up the experiment, and then make excuses for its validity when questioned. I'm not the one making excuses for Hamilton's actions, and neither am I defending him (or anyone else) with the "human psychology" facade. The fact that you seem desperate to dist...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 113
Views: 4199

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

Early days, but it's looking like Ferrari didn't get enough recognition here... We'll see if Sainz can stay this close to Leclerc over a whole season, of course. But I'd say he's exceeded most predictions by a comfortable margin so far. Indeed like for like we have to consider that he did better th...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 90
Views: 3767

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317914282_Deception_and_Illusion_in_Milgram%27s_accounts_of_the_Obedience_Experiments Yes, Milgram's experiment is very controversial and would certainly not pass a modern ethics board for the conditions and safeguarding of the participants involved. These f...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 90
Views: 3767

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

No, I'm only comparing the defense argument - use it in whatever context you see fit, it still doesn't work. That you're making excuses for his behaviour says far more about your own moral standing than it does about Hamilton's sportsmanship, or lack thereof. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_e...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 90
Views: 3767

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Ah, the old "only following orders" chestnut - didn't work in Nürnberg, doesn't work here. Hamilton wasn't instructed by Ron Dennis or Martin Whitmarsh to lie - and even if he was, he had a choice, and he took the easy way out. To claim that it was due to coercion or other mitigating factors doesn'...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 90
Views: 3767

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

The difference I guess is that Hamilton was directly involved, while Alonso wasn't. Alonso benefitted and I am pretty sure he could've/should've/did clock it (since they short fuelled him), but he was not involved directly. Hamilton said one thing after the race on camera, then said something else ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 90
Views: 3767

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

I disagree, I think the only reason he wasn't banned is that he was the new world champion. The "only following orders excuse" butters no parsnips with me I'm afraid. This wasn't a morally dubious grey area. Hamilton, inexperienced or not, would have known it was wrong. Anyway, I think he's largely...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 90
Views: 3767

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

It was before my time as a regular watcher but it was my understanding that he was following orders from the top, not that that saved anyone at Nuremberg. Hamilton came out of the car and told reporters in the interviews immediately after that the team had told him to let Trulli back past. The team...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 90
Views: 3767

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

The worst thing he's done in a sporting sense was probably directly lying to the stewards after Australia 2009. Anyone else would have probably been given a race ban for that. It was before my time as a regular watcher but it was my understanding that he was following orders from the top, not that ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13782

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Very well summarized by Will Buxton: "The argument, to which I subscribe, is you cannot call one permissible and the other not. If you’re allowed to run there alone it’s part of the track and you can pass there. If you can’t pass there it’s not part of the track and driving on it should be penalise...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13782

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

He wasn't quick enough to do that in 2 laps. 4 laps. Still not quick enough he was only half a second quicker at the end. Half a second when in dirty air. But yeah, I think he would have found it very difficult. It's stupid it's a possibility anyway. I've always said 5 seconds isn't anything like e...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13782

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Brundle did discuss the track limits and it apparently was the case that they were in place during the race too. Are we sure about this? Both Hamilton and Norris said the turn 4 track limits would only be enforced in practice and qualifying... The stewards definately changed the rules mid-race as f...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3188

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

While I am sure that he would have received one or two votes, last season - had Hamilton qualified on pole in a car that then demonstrated faster race pace on Sunday, and led out of turn 1, and finished second in an incident free race - people would have been rightfully slaughtered in the comments ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Re: Bahrain GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?

I voted for Charles. That lap was stunning, 0.6s up on his team mate who must be wondering where that came from. Yes, Max secured pole with floor damage, but that damage was self inflicted, and had the Mercedes been closer to the Red Bull been equal then he would have lost out on a pole out of his ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363558

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Okay, Noda Racing have issued a statement https://i.postimg.cc/Y93mDJhc/noda-Withdrawal.png There's one unsubstantiated tweet suggesting that there were technical irregularities found on the car, there's another suggesting that there is an issue with JuJu Noda herself. I don't know anything more bu...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11823

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Vettel is a complete washed up bum to be honest .. obviously didn’t train during the off season.. seems content to be just one of the guys .. pathetic really from a 4 times wdc.. compare that to Alonso who has clearly taken off season seriously and looks really prepared Vettel slowed down for Yello...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Bahrain GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?

We do this for the race, so why not do it for qualifying too? I figure that is makes more sense for qualifying to just select one driver rather than 3 as we are only assessing a handful of laps vs a race's worth.
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11823

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Invade wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:05 pm
What was Hamilton doing there pushing the #2 stand like that with his car? Lol.
To give Max the room to get his car in. It's always a problem at this circuit.
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11823

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Verstappen will receive no assistance from Perez tomorrow. They'll be having a word with Gasly if he can get P4. Once the gloves came off the Red Bull perhaps not as quick as it seems, Perez was only 3 tenths short of Max. Max had a damaged floor and backed out of his final lap, so that gap isn't r...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11823

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Verstappen will receive no assistance from Perez tomorrow. They'll be having a word with Gasly if he can get P4. Once the gloves came off the Red Bull perhaps not as quick as it seems, Perez was only 3 tenths short of Max. Max had a damaged floor and backed out of his final lap, so that gap isn't r...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11823

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I just feel we're in a never-ending cycle of Mercedes massively downplaying themselves, creating false excitement for fans, and then an inevitable return to reality. Get very tired of Toto constantly saying stuff like, best case scenario they're level on pace with Red Bull. They're like the kid who...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363558

Re: Female Racing Drivers

All I can find on Twitter is that she has been disqualified, but the reason has not been given. You would think that if it was something clear cut that this information would be readily available. There was mention of a lot of red flags during the practice session, so I guess it's possible she didn...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11823

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

The season's new introduction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0H0X0KXzbA

I saw in the comments that apparently George Russell gets more screen time here than in DTS Season 3...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6871

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

Would Verstappen have been rated in the top 5 qualifiers 2 seasons in, with better evidence than Russell has due to beign more mixed in the pack against a better team mate? I don't think so. He needed more time to prove himself. Russell has been against by far the worst qualifier on the grid in 201...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6871

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

Would Verstappen have been rated in the top 5 qualifiers 2 seasons in, with better evidence than Russell has due to beign more mixed in the pack against a better team mate? I don't think so. He needed more time to prove himself. Russell has been against by far the worst qualifier on the grid in 201...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6871

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

Mercedes was the fastest car in all three sectors at Abu Dhabi 2020, it’s just that neither of their drivers put together a lap as good as the one Verstappen did. On that Saturday afternoon Mercedes had the best car but not the best driver. Verstappen vs Russell in Sakhir is a completely irrelevant...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6871

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

Post moved from "Which team has the best driver pairing" : https://forum.planetf1.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16244 Korea 2011. Singapore 2018. Styria 2020. That he has as many poles as Schumacher and Rosberg combined. Or Senna and Prost combined. Did you watch Formula 1 before 2014? During the Vettel ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6871

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

I've just done a quick calculation and found that Mercedes have taken 109 pole positions in the hybrid era. In that time, Hamilton has 67 poles while his teammates have 42 poles. In other words, Hamilton has converted about 61.47% of his opportunities. Red Bull have 6 pole positions in the hybrid e...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6871

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

I think the case for Verstappen being the best qualifier is weak given that his team make deprived him from being the youngest qualifier in the sports history. He also bottled it in Styria and Istanbul this year. The reason why I prefer this forum over Autosport or Reddit despite its relatively sma...
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6871

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

I think the case for Verstappen being the best qualifier is weak given that his team make deprived him from being the youngest qualifier in the sports history. He also bottled it in Styria and Istanbul this year. The reason why I prefer this forum over Autosport or Reddit despite its relatively sma...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6871

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

I think the case for Verstappen being the best qualifier is weak given that his team make deprived him from being the youngest qualifier in the sports history. He also bottled it in Styria and Istanbul this year. While I was aboard the Verstappen hype train as F1’s next generation’s superstar, 2020...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6871

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

Post moved from "Which team has the best driver pairing" : https://forum.planetf1.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16244 RBR v Merc is interesting. I don't think many people would say Verstappen is BETTER than Hamilton, so presumably it means Perez is considered better than Bottas. Unless people have factor...
by Alienturnedhuman
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6871

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

Post moved from "Which team has the best driver pairing" : https://forum.planetf1.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16244 This is the closest this forum has ever reached to a consensus. The ranking distribution is pretty much as uniform as is possible with this type of poll. Red Bull Racing 1.67 Mercedes 2.3...