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by Paolo_Lasardi
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula E
Replies: 24
Views: 545

Re: Formula E

I do share a lot of the frustrations with FE that many others do. For one thing, the power overuse penalties. The cars are limited on how much power can be sent to the wheels at any given moment, but hitting a bump and taking off for a fraction of a second is deemed worthy of punishment, because th...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 547
Views: 19312

Re: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion

Is there any way Red Bull could claim some money back or get a budget increase for the season if they can prove that Lewis should have received a larger penalty? They are saying that it's something like £1.8million worth of damage which is quite a bit for one crash! Plus, if they have issues with t...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 11502

Re: Silly Season 2022

Williams is an an interesting ones for the reasons above. It's always interesting to see teams approaches to driver choice in relation to car performance/budget. Now that there isn't the financial pressure, surely Latifi is on borrowed time. He's not bad , but there must be bet better prospects ava...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 11502

Re: Silly Season 2022

Good points. If it's possible to extract him from his Merc contract would Russell take a Red Bull drive in 2022 or would he wait for Merc to see if they came back in 2023. On one hand the Merc drive is the better option. On the other there is no guarantee Merc won't pass on him again. RB are a 1 dr...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen
Replies: 439
Views: 17730

Re: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen

The Redbull is a better car simples, even Perez has had decent weekends after messing up qualifying. Perez's record against Bottas is a losing one, 7-3 in qualifying and 6-2 in races where both finished. Is Perez worse than Bottas, or is Verstappen simply better than Hamilton which gives us the ill...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 547
Views: 19312

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

You're allowed to come back across as long as you leave a cars width of space in the direction of your second move. That's before the braking zone. In the braking zone you aren't permitted to make any defensive moves. In this instance Verstappen is allowed to close the gap down to the inside wall p...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 547
Views: 19312

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

LOL that's one way to conduct an discussion, "any point contrary to my belief is simply a lie" So what about the drivers and other f1 personnel across the grid who thought it was a racing incident? They are all just being "intellectually dishonest" and lying too? They are all in cahoots, hahahaha T...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 547
Views: 19312

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Did max move twice into the corner in defense. One movement putting him on a right trajectory to cover the inside then another adjustment to put the right trajectory more immediate. In effect moved twice. The second movement is what made lewis close against the wall and meant that max couldnt get b...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Britain 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 716

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Britain 2021

Didn't Mazepin crash into Schumacher and spun after the first start? Or was that after the Saturday start? :-D
by Paolo_Lasardi
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 547
Views: 19312

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

LOL that's one way to conduct an discussion, "any point contrary to my belief is simply a lie" So what about the drivers and other f1 personnel across the grid who thought it was a racing incident? They are all just being "intellectually dishonest" and lying too? They are all in cahoots, hahahaha T...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 15928

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

So which set of fans would post racist abuse towards Lewis Hamilton then I wonder? . If ever you wanted to motivate someone that would be the way, I'd suggest. My thought was that it was Hamilton drawing a line in the sand. Surprised at the whinging and suggestions of a race ban by RB and others. V...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 15928

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Yeboah24 wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:19 am
Did anyone follow russells race? Mr saturday again or is that unfair?
Yeah, Russell, Vettel and especially Perez ( him all weekend) were quite disappointing.
by Paolo_Lasardi
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 15928

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Max turned right. In a right-handed corner. He left more than a car's width, which Lewis drifted wide in and hit him. Max turned right whilst Lewis was alongside him. He had plenty of room to take a slightly wider line but he chose to turn more sharply, which caused the incident. Max has only himse...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 547
Views: 19312

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Racing incident for me -- 60/40 with Verstappen taking the 60 in my view. It's a racing incident because both drivers were partially at fault. Verstappen turned into the corner with Hamilton mostly alongside him, and didn't leave enough space for the car that was up his inside. He also failed to pr...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 547
Views: 19312

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Racing incident for me - both drivers could have done more to avoid it though. Verstappen was being very aggressive leading up to that squeezing Hamilton a few times the only surprise for me is it didn't happen earlier! I am a Ferrari fan so no bias, and those suggesting it was done deliberately ne...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 15928

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Amazing performance from Charles. Sadly the overtaking was very limited here. I was expecting more. Had Max been on this race I think it would have more exciting race. But I guess it is good for WC as RBR scored 0 points today. True, Perez was really, really bad this weekend - on all three occasion...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 15928

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix Race Thread

That line he took with Leclerc was a perfect exemplification of how he SHOULD've done in the first instance with Max. Hamilton winning this one with his main rival out of the race, due mainly to his mistake, doesn't do justice to F1. Did Hamilton take a different line or did Leclerc take a differen...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 8466

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread

Is the Williams among the top 5 cars? I've heard some people say (and it is often obvious) that williams focus more on qualifying and and very often struggle much more on race pace (though Russell was excellent on race day last time out). I don't think they will be in the top 5, but certainly close...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 131
Views: 5419

Re: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race

One interesting thought is that a team/driver can perhaps take a bit more of a gamble towards race set-up than qualy in this format. Perez is out of position for Sprint Qualy tomorrow, but he can use the sprint race to get back into position, and certainly the target should be to clear the Ferrari....
by Paolo_Lasardi
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 131
Views: 5419

Re: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race

One interesting thought is that a team/driver can perhaps take a bit more of a gamble towards race set-up than qualy in this format. Perez is out of position for Sprint Qualy tomorrow, but he can use the sprint race to get back into position, and certainly the target should be to clear the Ferrari....
by Paolo_Lasardi
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2/F3 2021
Replies: 189
Views: 9699

Re: F2/F3 2021

Deledda is a bad joke, really. Is he some billionaire son and that's why he is on the grid?
by Paolo_Lasardi
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 8466

Re: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread

JN23 wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:51 pm
Alienturnedhuman wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:44 pm
Hamilton GOAT confirmed.
:thumbup:
by Paolo_Lasardi
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton Commission report published
Replies: 34
Views: 1556

Re: Hamilton Commission report published

It is an excellent report of high quality.
by Paolo_Lasardi
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 11502

Re: Silly Season 2022

It's rumoured Checo will stay with RB for '22. However, RB are insisting on a 1-year contract whereas Checo wants a multi-year contract. This disagreement is nothing too big but probably delaying the announcement. I fear an extension will happen. As it means no in-team competition at RBR whatsoever...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RIP Carlos
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: RIP Carlos

he should have been the 1981 wdc if not for his team working against him. Oh? He complained of gearbox problems at Las Vegas, where he was lapped by the winner, his teammate Jones. Patrick Head said they examined his car minutely and there was nothing wrong. Not a great driver but a fascinating one...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RIP Carlos
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: RIP Carlos

On pole in his first GP and he should have been the 1981 wdc if not for his team working against him. A complicated but great driver. RIP.
by Paolo_Lasardi
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Alpine make a mistake extending Ocon's contract?
Replies: 40
Views: 1564

Re: Did Alpine make a mistake extending Ocon's contract?

Ocon could be a long term #2 driver for them but as a #1 he would be pretty dreadful and bring the level down to Haas or Alfa Romeo in terms of their lead driver level... Ocon was easily beaten by Perez, destroyed by Ricciardo, only looked good till Alonso was obviously rusty and now again back to ...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 7989

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

This guy basically says the driver ahead ( ahead by any margin ) owns the racing line and can use it all. He also says lewis alex last year was different because alex was ahead, but he was only ahead due to gunning straight into ans overlapping lewis line, which at the time lewis was ahead. Fine wi...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 7989

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

They'll be let off. We know that if many drivers break the rules the stewards give them a free pass for some reason. It can only be the drivers behind Kimi and Vettel? You have been proved correct (mostly). Sainz, Perez, Ricciardo, Leclerc, Gasly, Giovinazzi all cleared. Mazepin and Latifi get a th...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 4601

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

If the others get a penalty then surely Vettel should get two? One for the slowing and one for the blocking. Or he might even escape one due to the fact that the other overtook him and slowed down thus impeding him. 1411333587392249861 His lap was ruined anyway at that point in time - and still he ...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 4601

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Awful from AM/Vettel, but Alpine should know better not to send their car out as early as they did, stupid deicsion Drivers have been told not to go slow where Vettel was going slow. Can’t blame Alpine for that. Plus Vettel was neither going to the pits nor starting a fast lap ( time was up) - he w...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 667
Views: 34210

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

I think the difference is not so much the severity of the mistakes but the severity of the outcomes. Imola behind the SC and France first corner could have easily damaged Verstappen's car and then people would give very different assessments. Verstappen got more lucky with his mistakes than Hamilto...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 667
Views: 34210

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

I think it’s exactly that. Mercedes are putting more of their resource to 2022 than Red Bull are at the moment. If that continues it will probably show over the rest of this season but also at the start of next season. Red Bull outspending the opposition while some believe it's the brilliance of Ma...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best driver to never...
Replies: 38
Views: 1420

Re: Best driver to never...

A little fun, who are the best never to... 1) Win multiple WDC’s Mansell 2) Win a WDC Moss 3) Challenge for a WDC 4) Win a race Norris/Russell 5) Get a drive in a car capable of race wins Hulkenberg 6) Best team to never win a race Toyota Add any other interesting ones you can think of I am excludi...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 131
Views: 5419

Re: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race

Just imagine if we had sprint quali in the last race.... Perez and Bottas would have been able to regain there normal positions in 3rd and 4th. We would have found out that Norris was way off the pace in the race despite being almost a match for the top teams over one lap. We would have seen that t...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Mercedes bring any meaningful upgrades in 2021?
Replies: 22
Views: 978

Re: Will Mercedes bring any meaningful upgrades in 2021?

I hope they keep developing this year's car. Otherwise, the wonderful prospect of having a close fight for the wdc that we have atm will quickly disppear. Given how far Perez is away from Verstappen, a Reb Bull domination will be at least as boring as the worst years we had so far. But for now, the ...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 667
Views: 34210

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

My view has not changed one bit. Overrated in the sense that he is viewed as better than what he really is. I have seen nothing to suggest THIS Verstappen with THIS car is any better than the ROOKIE Hamilton. And so far this season I have seen nothing to suggest that a far more experienced Hamilton...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Red Bull vs 2017 and 2018 Ferrari
Replies: 34
Views: 1402

Re: 2021 Red Bull vs 2017 and 2018 Ferrari

Maybe people need to go and rewatch this seasons again, the early part of '17 and '18 was Vettel being flawless and taking maximum points irrespective of the Ferrari pit wall strategy, once the Mercedes juggernut was steam rolling Vettel was over compensating also reliability. I'll wait to see Max ...
by Paolo_Lasardi
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 8529

Re: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread

I knew Checo would overtake Bottas for the podium due to 1 reason mainly - nursing the tyres. So happy for Checo. Interesting though that we had a comparison between Hamilton and Perez somewhat regarding their ability to manage the tyres. Not so much here that Hamilton "nursed" his but he still ext...