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by Alienturnedhuman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official George Russell Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2468

Re: The Official George Russell Thread

Not George's finest hour this weekend, but at least he has accepted he was at fault (for accusing Bottas, the incident was a racing one): CN2vMSKlPNi https://www.instagram.com/p/CN2vMSKlPNi/?igshid=19mpe3m9k2zad Also, the idea that there is a rift with Hamilton can be put to bed: CN3NelODZhu
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 1904

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix

So why all the votes for Max ? Strange viws on what makes a good drive on display here. . HAM started on pole but finished 2nd. VER started P3 but finished 1st. HAM made a massive mistake which cost him enormous time. VER made a mistake which could have cost him a couple of positions but LEC wasn't...
by Alienturnedhuman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 1904

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix

I just have Max and Lando. The only two that made sense frankly. Stroll did a solid job, but was penalised for passing outside the track, so I don't think I can give him the nod I've switched my vote from Stroll to Leclerc because I was unaware of the penalty at the time, and Leclerc has said he co...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 1524

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Red Bull were clearly the fastest car in Bahrain, but their issues put them within rreach of the Mercedes on race day. This weekend, in dry conditions, the Red Bull were fastest - but in today's conditions the Mercedes was faster. Hamilton was catching Verstappen prior to his incident, and even if ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 1904

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix

The official driver of the day was almost spot on for me (Norris -> Verstappen -> Hamilton) however I am going to swap out Hamilton for Stroll (it was nearly Leclerc). While I disagree with the idea that Hamilton was 'lucky' as while it is true he benefitted from the safety car, the consequences of...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 916
Views: 283213

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

DOLOMITE wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:31 pm
I wasn't able to watch all. Of qualy, was there a specific reason for Vettel being behind Stroll or was Stroll just genuinly quicker?
That was the specific reason.
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 9275

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Strange to see a teammate so close to Verstappen. Almost assume it's a poor lap by Max. Perhaps Max isn't the Schumacher to Hamilton's Hill after all... Lol I would never rate Hill that highly but he's a nice chap. I don't think Hamilton vs Verstappen is comparable to any past rivalry tbh Surely Se...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 9275

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Mercedes look marginally faster to me. It will take an absolute banzai lap from Max to take pole, Abu Dhabi 2020 style. This kind of aged well if anything it was the opposite that happened, if that had been Perez stuck in 8th and not Bottas I guess we can imagine the kind of rhetoric being used. I ...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Emilia Romagna GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Re: Emilia Romagna GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?

Many contenders today, the standout performers were Russell, Norris, Leclerc and Hamilton, with Perez getting an honourable mention for out-qualifying Max on merit sooner than anyone expected. Ultimately, you have to keep it in the lines, so despite Norris's probably being the best lap, it wasn't a...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 9275

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Alpine's rookie beaten by both Williams, not sure he's cut out for F1, probably was promoted too early...
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 9275

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Invade wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:04 am
JN23 wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:02 am
That was a bit of a chaotic session
Any clearer on the pecking order? ;)
Further to my earlier comment it looks like Red Bull brought nothing but sand in their hand luggage and it is going to take a miracle lap from anyone who isn't in a Red Bull to deprive them from being on pole.
by Alienturnedhuman
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 9275

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Ugh. I don't know how much worse nowtv could get... Been watching it the past few years through my pc monitor as I don't have the space in my room for a TV and now it says HDCP error. From what it says, i understand what it means as it is an unrecognised device and they assume you could be illegall...
by Alienturnedhuman
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 9275

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Now they aren't racing near a desert Mercedes couldn't find any sand for their bags.
by Alienturnedhuman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 2809

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: 145
Views: 44770

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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Yes, he is a great guy
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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: 1030159

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: 1239
Views: 365637

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: 1239
Views: 365637

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: 14492

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: 122
Views: 5113

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: 122
Views: 5113

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: 4449

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: 122
Views: 5113

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: 122
Views: 5113

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: 122
Views: 5113

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: 122
Views: 5113

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: 122
Views: 5113

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: 122
Views: 5113

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: 122
Views: 5113

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: 14492

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: 14492

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: 14492

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: 3361

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: 868

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: 1239
Views: 365637

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: 12399

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: 868

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: 12399

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: 12399

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: 12399

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...