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by gregs51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's the tyres. Always has been...
Replies: 9
Views: 2813

Re: It's the tyres. Always has been...

Without wishing to completely derail this at the first oppertunity, Pirelli design the tyres to the FIA's mandate. If the FIA wanted super durable tyres, they would just ask Pirelli to make them like that rather than ditching them for Michelin. Chasing one decent race with new tyre specifications i...
by gregs51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel finished?
Replies: 211
Views: 29362

Re: Is Vettel finished?

Yes he's finished. After Australia, I posted in the official Vettel thread saying he would leave at the end of the season. I was laughed out of the forum but now everything I thought might happen is happening. The Vettel ego simply won't take this. Here's my revised prediction - Alonso will be in t...
by gregs51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel finished?
Replies: 211
Views: 29362

Re: Is Vettel finished?

Yes he's finished. After Australia, I posted in the official Vettel thread saying he would leave at the end of the season. I was laughed out of the forum but now everything I thought might happen is happening. The Vettel ego simply won't take this. Here's my revised prediction - Alonso will be in th...
by gregs51
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's the tyres. Always has been...
Replies: 9
Views: 2813

It's the tyres. Always has been...

Brundle's column on SkySports was a good read this morning, but the most interesting part for me was his comment about the information he obtained from the teams on the tyres. They were lasting. The legendary British weather delivered a kind temperature and along with a newly resurfaced track (and p...
by gregs51
Wed May 29, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Improving Monaco? Just get rid of the seafront chicane!
Replies: 68
Views: 13114

Re: Improving Monaco? Just get rid of the seafront chicane!

I don't even want to imagine an F1 car going full beans from Poitier all the way into the wall at Tabac with zero runoff. Nothing will create decent racing at Monaco. It is a procession and always will be but we can't/wont get rid of it. On second thoughts I think you're probably right. It's too na...
by gregs51
Wed May 29, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Improving Monaco? Just get rid of the seafront chicane!
Replies: 68
Views: 13114

Improving Monaco? Just get rid of the seafront chicane!

Monaco is still the Jewel in the crown and delivered a somewhat exciting race this year, but it's still far too processional. I watched a video on Autosport about how Monaco could be improved, and frankly, the ideas were ridiculous. The simplest solution surely is just to alter the track layout by r...
by gregs51
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 845
Views: 273851

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

I never get this about critics of Vettel, I wonder whether folks even think of the absurdity behind their line of reasoning. Folks who don't rate Vettel, but then go on to praise whoever beats him. What kind of mental gymnastics do you have to do to arrive at such position? In '15 vettel beat Kimi ...
by gregs51
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 845
Views: 273851

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

I never get this about critics of Vettel, I wonder whether folks even think of the absurdity behind their line of reasoning. Folks who don't rate Vettel, but then go on to praise whoever beats him. What kind of mental gymnastics do you have to do to arrive at such position? In '15 vettel beat Kimi ...
by gregs51
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 845
Views: 273851

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

After three races, Kimi Raikkonen is the only driver outside the top five to have scored points in every race. I must point out, when Vettel beat Raikkonen at Ferrari (sometimes by huge margins), the excuse was always that Kimi is a fraud or past it. Now that Kimi is in the midfield, he looks just ...
by gregs51
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 845
Views: 273851

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

After three races, Kimi Raikkonen is the only driver outside the top five to have scored points in every race. I must point out, when Vettel beat Raikkonen at Ferrari (sometimes by huge margins), the excuse was always that Kimi is a fraud or past it. Now that Kimi is in the midfield, he looks just ...
by gregs51
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 845
Views: 273851

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

Honestly, I can barely believe how unstuck Vettel has become. It's happened before in single races, but it's just every race now since Belgium, and that was really more of a one-off in between Germany and Italy. He needs to get his head screwed on, and fast, if he wants to still be considered at th...
by gregs51
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 449
Views: 49258

Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

Spot on from Mercedes. Doesn’t feel great but absolutely brutal and necessary. This sport is a funny game and a Dnf down the line could turn championship on its head. Once it’s sealed for Hamilton Bottas will be given his win back rest assured.
by gregs51
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?
Replies: 273
Views: 51228

Re: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?

It does. It moves him closer to Alonso IMO but as Alonso hasn't had the opportunity to do the same you can't compare. Why would you assume Alonso couldn't. I also have to say I pretty much discount races and championships won between 2014-16 as any indication of greatness. No competition. For me to...
by gregs51
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 147512

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

I think this is a good move. Renault know how to win, and Dan now has the only likely available Works seat. If he stayed at Red Bull he was set to become Webber 2.0. He knows Max is Red Bull's man, just as Vettel was. Red Bull Honda can also be considered a works team. McLaren changed to Honda beca...
by gregs51
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 147512

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

Invade wrote:Thank goodness he got himself out of there - that's my initial impulse.


Allez!
Yeah I second this. Gut instinct counts for a lot and as I was reading about his negotiations with Red Bull it didn't feel right - I suspect he felt the same.
by gregs51
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 147512

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

I think this is a good move. Renault know how to win, and Dan now has the only likely available Works seat. If he stayed at Red Bull he was set to become Webber 2.0. He knows Max is Red Bull's man, just as Vettel was.
by gregs51
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 82594

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

Its going to be development and reliability race now in the remaining races barring weather playing role like it did in last 2 races. If Mercedes does not catch up in raw performance that Ferrari has shown recently, with the number of power tracks that are coming up, Vettel will find a way to not o...
by gregs51
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 27177

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Debating the drivers and cars is mostly pointless, it’s all about the tyres. Red Bull are the best at preserving rubber probably as a result of not overheating, hence they struggled in cooler conditions at getting the tyres in the operating window. Merc are harshest on tyres and therefore able to ge...
by gregs51
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 63117

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

I think its a bit unfair to blame Mercedes for this confusion on strategy. This was a near impossible situation to be able to react to. - Vettel went into the barrier whilst 10 seconds ahead of Bottas. 12 ahead of Hamilton - It became apparent a SC might come out about 2 seconds later at which poin...
by gregs51
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 63117

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Mercedes strategists got lucky today. Utter panic when they almost brought Lewis in and they didnt even have any tyres ready for Bottas just ahead of him. Doesn’t bode well for the rest of a close season.
by gregs51
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 63117

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Ferrari created their own problems here. Vettel May have binned it in the wall, but pitting Kimi was a blatant attempt to put a roadblock in front of Hamilton, and that led to the skewed strategy and subsequent hold up on track. They are so concerned with effecting rival progress they sometimes forg...
by gregs51
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 460553

Re: Is the Ferrari engine/car now the class of the field?

Mod Blue wrote:
RaggedMan wrote:Why did This require a new thread? There’s alrready a Merc/Ferrari/Red Bull thread where this could’ve gone.
Agreed - Merged into the appropriate thread.
RaggedMan was that guy in school that reminded the teacher they'd not set any homework this week.
by gregs51
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 460553

Re: Is the Ferrari engine/car now the class of the field?

The works Ferrari cars are regularly registering the fastest top speeds on multiple track styles, they seem to have a deployment advantage on circuits with long straights, and at a power hungry circuit like Silverstone Ferrari powered 5 of the top 10 cars in qualifying. By contrast the next fastest...
by gregs51
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 460553

Re: Is the Ferrari engine/car now the class of the field?

The works Ferrari cars are regularly registering the fastest top speeds on multiple track styles, they seem to have a deployment advantage on circuits with long straights, and at a power hungry circuit like Silverstone Ferrari powered 5 of the top 10 cars in qualifying. By contrast the next fastest...
by gregs51
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 460553

Is the Ferrari engine/car now the class of the field?

The works Ferrari cars are regularly registering the fastest top speeds on multiple track styles, they seem to have a deployment advantage on circuits with long straights, and at a power hungry circuit like Silverstone Ferrari powered 5 of the top 10 cars in qualifying. By contrast the next fastest ...
by gregs51
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Radio Apology
Replies: 104
Views: 17180

Re: Mercedes grovelling apology disgusting

Amateur hour by Mercedes and not the first time this year that would be the third time, so a driver should accept repeated incompetence from the race strategist? I called it there and then that Mercedes have just lost Hamilton the race, this is quite basic stuff that Mercedes keep getting wrong, an...
by gregs51
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Radio Apology
Replies: 104
Views: 17180

Re: Mercedes grovelling apology disgusting

I've heard loads of similar apologies before up and down the grid - things just get amplified when you're a front runner in a championship fight, or when people don't like a certain driver :) But Mercedes should be copping this in my opinion and Hamilton is justified in his anger. Bottas and Hamilto...
by gregs51
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 43503

Re: 2018 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Big swing in the championship. Merc caught flat-footed again with the safety car and would have cost Hamilton the win but the mechanical issues seem to be to a level where they were never going to make it. Lots of engine failures for this new unit... For Ferrari, this was a potential win but I thin...
by gregs51
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Boring races? People have short memories...
Replies: 40
Views: 7395

Boring races? People have short memories...

I thought the French Grand Prix was pretty decent to be honest. A mistake by one of the title contenders led to first lap chaos and subsequent charge through the field, while there was plenty of mid-pack action, even without the artificial DRS zones. Yet reading through this forum and twitter I see ...
by gregs51
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 French Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 36435

Re: 2018 French Grand Prix Race Thread

blhsing wrote:Vettel voted driver of the day despite his penalized "crazy" mistake at the start lol.
I know what a joke. Complete pony driving by Vettel today. His car was capable of winning the race on pace alone.
by gregs51
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 30337

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Alonso deserves this. There’s no such thing as an easy Le Mans win. To win Le Mans first you have to beat the track. Taking into consideration his performance last year at Indy 500, he’s currently the best racing driver on the planet.
by gregs51
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Racing Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 49518

Re: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Racing Thread

Mercedes now in real danger of becoming third best car. Unless they find something soon Red Bull will have the upper hand at the more aero tracks. The Ferrari is untouchable now in Vettels hands. There always seems to be something wrong with the Merc setup - tyres, cooling, straight line speed, ove...
by gregs51
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Racing Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 49518

Re: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Racing Thread

Mercedes now in real danger of becoming third best car. Unless they find something soon Red Bull will have the upper hand at the more aero tracks. The Ferrari is untouchable now in Vettels hands. There always seems to be something wrong with the Merc setup - tyres, cooling, straight line speed, over...
by gregs51
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 65781

Re: 2018 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Everyone called it and everyone was spot on, it's not Monaco. Mercedes strategy team can't deal with pressure. Everyone that called it, assumed Hamilton had new softs. He had 6 lap old softs . He had 6 lap old softs from Q2? They would still be better than the mediums, still the wrong call by Merc....
by gregs51
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 65781

Re: 2018 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Everyone called it and everyone was spot on, it's not Monaco. Mercedes strategy team can't deal with pressure. Everyone that called it, assumed Hamilton had new softs. He had 6 lap old softs . He had 6 lap old softs from Q2? They would still be better than the mediums, still the wrong call by Merc....
by gregs51
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 65781

Re: 2018 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

mikeyg123 wrote:Merc dropped a bollock not bringing Hamilton in when the safety car came out.
Yep, and it was immediately obvious as well. Third strategic mistake in as many races. Mercedes need to start asking questions internally.
by gregs51
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Testing - Possible complacency?
Replies: 14
Views: 5134

Re: Mercedes Testing - Possible complacency?

pokerman wrote:Barcelona was quite cold so I'm not sure how much you learn about the tyres?
Just like China is cold now? You learn something anytime you switch an F1 engine on. Whether it’s representative or not is another question, but you’ll learn something.
by gregs51
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Testing - Possible complacency?
Replies: 14
Views: 5134

Mercedes Testing - Possible complacency?

Today we saw further evidence that Ferrari have a significant advantage over Mercedes on the softer compounds. If memory serves, at the tests in Barcelona Mercedes did not even run some of the softer compounds - instead favouring the harder mediums for the majority of running. Is this oversight now ...
by gregs51
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Strategy
Replies: 43
Views: 10175

Mercedes Strategy

I'm a hardened Hamilton fan boy, but even I had to applaud Vettel's drive at the Bahrain GP - it was exceptional race management. But make no mistake Mercedes could have won that race in 2 or 3 different ways. Last year (behind closed doors) I think Mercedes made the decision to throw their weight b...