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by LKS1
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What are the Best Season Performances Ever?
Replies: 74
Views: 16054

Re: What are the Best Season Performances Ever?

Michael Schumacher 1997 Michael Schumacher 1998 Fernando Alonso 2012 Kimi Raikkonen 2003 Lewis Hamilton 2017 Kimi had more DNF with much slower car and some how just 2pts from MS. Such a shame he missed 2003 and 2005 title :-(( IIRC, Kimi didn't have a "much slower car" - but he did have a less rel...
by LKS1
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What are the Best Season Performances Ever?
Replies: 74
Views: 16054

Re: What are the Best Season Performances Ever?

Schumacher jumped back into the 1999 Ferrari after 3 months out the car and out qualified Irvine by 1 and 1.5 seconds in the final 2 rounds. That tells you all you need to know about Irvines 1999 season... He was in the title race because Hakkinen had 5 DNFs, Irvine had 1 and of course Schumacher b...
by LKS1
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Schumacher tie for best Driver/Car-combination
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

Re: Hamilton/Schumacher tie for best Driver/Car-combination

Covalent wrote:Have you seen your list? You'd think some of the names and positions would ring some alarms that maybe just maybe there's a flaw in the system?
:thumbup:
by LKS1
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 142537

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

The fact nothing has come out regarding Raikkonen and Ricciardo's contracts for next year suggests to me there could be more to the Ferrari link than many of us may have believed. Kimi being so bad-tempered at the team order given, also makes me wonder whether he's been told that his contract is no...
by LKS1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 63743

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread

JN23 wrote:Why does it take so long for a replay of the start to be shown?
Why have I not seen good replays of the Kimi/Lewis incident - that resulted in a 10 second penalty for Kimi?

Brundle initially said something along the lines of 'did Lewis leave Kimi enough room'....
by LKS1
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Shower Thought: Constructor points instead of grid penalties
Replies: 35
Views: 6273

Re: Shower Thought: Constructor points instead of grid penal

I sit corrected, weird decision then Just a clever way to look like you're giving a very harsh penalty without actually doing anything. This is frequently stated, and I disagree with it every time. Taking away Schumacher's lifetime legacy - his points and wins - was not the point of the penalty, an...
by LKS1
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Shower Thought: Constructor points instead of grid penalties
Replies: 35
Views: 6273

Re: Shower Thought: Constructor points instead of grid penal

This doesn't really work. Imagine this scenario: its five races to go and Ferrari don't have a realistic chance of winning the WCC because Kimi has crashed too often, but Vettel has been consistent and picked up a couple of wins and is 20 odd points behind Lewis and Max who are neck and neck (as ar...
by LKS1
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 84647

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

So one driver thinks he could help bring 6 tenths and yet people refuse to believe that drivers have an effect at developing cars. Yeah sure, it's baloney. No testing ban and simulation tools weren't as good as today in 2006/7. Today designers know if a part will work and what effect it will have o...
by LKS1
Sun May 27, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 166133

Re: Alonso and Vettel

KingVoid wrote:Raikkonen beat Fisichella by a bigger margin than Alonso did, so these cross comparisons are not always reflective.
And that's without taking into account that Flavio said the team (Renault) couldn't afford to supply an equally good car to both drivers....
by LKS1
Sun May 27, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is the best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 106
Views: 31540

Re: Who is the best F1 driver ever?

I suspect you're very wrong again....
by LKS1
Sun May 27, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 166133

Re: Alonso and Vettel

At the end of the day, there is no doubt (?) that Alonso has a grudge against Seb, and Seb probably feels the same way as a result of Alonso's comments and actions. They don't need to like each other - just race the same way against each other as they would any other driver! Lewis has (I think) give...
by LKS1
Thu May 24, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 166133

Re: Alonso and Vettel

At the end of the day there's little difference between Alonso, Vettel and Hamilton. Alonso's problem has always been his tendency to blame everyone else (even to the point of blackmail)... Making him far less acceptable to the top teams at the time. His (and Hamilton's) one-sided 'feud' against Seb...
by LKS1
Tue May 01, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Replies: 60
Views: 17288

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Black_Flag_11 wrote:Bottas, Leclerc, Perez. Honourable mention to Sainz.
Agree.

A race that kept me enthralled to the end! (unusual nowadays) :-((
by LKS1
Tue May 01, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When should drivers defend an overtake by a team mate?
Replies: 14
Views: 5617

Re: When should drivers defend an overtake by a team mate?

Exediron wrote:I think you should defend from your teammate by default, unless given an order by the team not to.

However, if the question was 'when should you endanger your car and your teammate's car to keep him behind' the answer would be never.
:thumbup:
by LKS1
Tue May 01, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 166133

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Yeah the whole "Alonso would do this" or "Alonso would do that" thing has been tired for years. People talk about what he would have done in such and such a situation as if they know it for a fact. Alonso is performing very well this year IMO for the record but he is far and away the best driver am...
by LKS1
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 62343

Re: 2018 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

I'm so tired of the commentators obvious bias.
by LKS1
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 54211

Re: 2018 Australia Grand Prix Race Thread

Not only hamilton screwed on that virtual safety car but kimi lost out too. Kimi had him covered until once again ferrari gives him the worst strategy. Oh get over it!!! Ferrari pitted him first, just as they would have done Vettel had Seb been showing the better pace and ahead of his teammate at t...
by LKS1
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Schumacher / Raikkonen / Massa Ferrari Switcheroo 2007
Replies: 109
Views: 27681

Re: Schumacher / Raikkonen / Massa Ferrari Switcheroo 2007

Both Schumi and Alonso drove brilliantly throughout (?) '06, whereas in '07 all four contenders made some serious mistakes IIRC. Same in '08 when neither Lewis or Massa had stellar seasons. The in-fighting at Mclaren ('07) certainly didn't help their drivers' WDC challenge and, of course it was Alon...
by LKS1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?
Replies: 405
Views: 93332

Re: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?

The narrative has been to build up Vettel as the hero fighting the evil empire with inferior machinery. If he wins what a god and if he loses, well he never had a chance with a car disadvantage anyway.... Eventually you'll realise that it's the exact same narrative for Hamilton Exactly. It reminds ...
by LKS1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?
Replies: 405
Views: 93332

Re: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?

My uncertainty is Alonso vs Vettel. Alonso is more proven against a greater variety of teammates, and has done more than Vettel with inferior machinery. Vettel has the statistics, and Vettel has never burned bridges with any team like Alonso has . That's a bit silly. Vettel has only ever left the R...
by LKS1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?
Replies: 405
Views: 93332

Re: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?

For me, there's no one on that list who belongs there any more than the big 3 of the current era (Hamilton, Alonso, Vettel). Just need to remove the rose tint some times. Funny how in this case, I'm going to defend Hamilton actually. Out of the 3, I think that his legacy is the most secure. Hamilto...
by LKS1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?
Replies: 405
Views: 93332

Re: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?

Yes, I disagree that Alonso/Hamilton/Vettel (at this point in time) deserve to be in the top 10 GOAT list. I'm going to quote lamo here because he puts it better than I can: I'm just curious with regards to your top 10, Schumacher aside - does a single driver who made their debut after 1984 feature...
by LKS1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?
Replies: 405
Views: 93332

Re: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?

Regarding Hamilton vs Alonso - I get the feeling that several top teams would be clamouring for Hamilton and yet I don't hear much talk of Mercedes or Ferrari chasing Alonso but instead much more of the talk surrounds where Ricciardo and Verstappen will end up, neither of which are remotely as acco...
by LKS1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?
Replies: 405
Views: 93332

Re: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?

For me, there's no one on that list who belongs there any more than the big 3 of the current era (Hamilton, Alonso, Vettel). Just need to remove the rose tint some times. Funny how in this case, I'm going to defend Hamilton actually. Out of the 3, I think that his legacy is the most secure. Hamilto...
by LKS1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?
Replies: 405
Views: 93332

Re: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?

To save this from becoming another Ferrari vs Mercedes debate (we already have a thread for that): Is anyone in disagreement with me that Alonso, Hamilton and probably Vettel all deserve to be in the top 10 all time list? My top 10 is (in no particular order): Schumacher, Senna, Prost, Fangio, Clar...
by LKS1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?
Replies: 405
Views: 93332

Re: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?

While I believe that Hamilton just, just, just has the edge over Vettel, I don't think its a big enough edge to mask any performance detriment in the car compared to the Ferrari, and thus I pretty much take the drivers out of the equation when it comes to comparing the cars. Qualifying is a bit mur...
by LKS1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will Mercedes domination last?
Replies: 109
Views: 21346

Re: How long will Mercedes domination last?

The FIA tried their absolute best to slow down Ferrari in the early 2000's and Red Bull in the early 2010's. They haven't really made much of an effort (surprisingly) to slow down the Mercedes engine in recent times. They could probably find something illegal in every car if they looked hard enough...
by LKS1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will Mercedes domination last?
Replies: 109
Views: 21346

Re: How long will Mercedes domination last?

mikeyg123 wrote:None of those teams were dominant for 4 years. Red Bull were only really dominant for half a season, Ferrari in 02 and Mercedes 2014-2016. Merc's domination in that time is pretty much unprecedented.
:thumbup:
by LKS1
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 42618

Re: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

snippets from toto talking to sky. hamiltons engine was managed from when seb retired. there was no engine gremlins and was just cold tyres. mathematical permutations for Austin. if Lewis wins. he is champion if seb finnished 5th or lower. In Malaysia, Raikkonen had issues before the start & in thi...
by LKS1
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 42618

Re: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

mcdo wrote:Damn Fernando don't do that!
Alonso playing 'silly *inaudible*' - at best....
by LKS1
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 42618

Re: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Curious that Max asks if he can overtake Hamilton due to him being a championship contender but dives down the inside of Vettel at every opportunity. Vettel has made an enemy in the wrong place in Max IMO, not that it matters now but that may well have proved decisive in the championship. I agree, ...
by LKS1
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 42618

Re: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Ferrari has really really dropped the ball the last few races, haven't they? Merc was vulnerable again today. Redbull is going to be a factor until the end I think, their race pace looked about even with merc. We haven't seen Ferrari's true race pace in a long time now. I suspect Ferrari has (under...
by LKS1
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 42618

Re: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

USA TV announcers reporting that Vettel faces a "massive" fine for leaving the track now and not speaking to reporters. Vettel clearly taking this loss very very hard. OK, the US TV announcers are clearly very knowledgeable :lol: . They must be! We have 3 Brits and an Aussie! ;) Fair enough. I look...
by LKS1
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 42618

Re: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Herb Tarlik wrote:USA TV announcers reporting that Vettel faces a "massive" fine for leaving the track now and not speaking to reporters.

Vettel clearly taking this loss very very hard.
OK - the US TV announcers are clearly very knowledgeable :lol: .
by LKS1
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 67639

Re: 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix Race Thread

Sevenfest wrote:How is the McLaren so much better here? I get the chassis advantage in the twisty stuff but they're genuinely fighting for best of the rest on pace. Honda opened the taps a bit? I didn't think the final update was coming until after Suzuka
I think it started a few races ago?
by LKS1
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 67639

Re: 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix Race Thread

Is it me - or are they finally showing the time gaps on the grid more often?
by LKS1
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas be getting nervous?
Replies: 92
Views: 22745

Re: Should Bottas be getting nervous?

He needs to be a lot closer but he's got his contract so he wont be nervous. As sandman said because Ferrari have gone with Kimi it means Mercedes best bet is to back Lewis and have a driver good enough to beat Kimi and take the odd win away from Seb than it is to have a line up like RB and take po...
by LKS1
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 100427

Re: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?

Well the simple fact of the matter is that there was enough space, so technically he did leave it at the time the accident happened. Anything else is just supposition Yeah, and a skydiver who’s parachute didn’t open, technically still has time to try and save themselves while 10 feet from the momen...
by LKS1
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 196799

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Boy is this a 9 page train-wreck: Ricardo is 4th in F1 Championship points and Verstappen is 6th, nearly 100 points behind Ricardo; but yet some folks think he is doing the better of the two team-mates........... :lol: If you don't make it to the checker'd flag no matter how well ya did in the race...
by LKS1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Double standards FIA!
Replies: 173
Views: 38168

Re: Double standards FIA!

I've never liked the 'forcing another driver off the track' part of F1. I don't think it should be acceptable. They are supposed to race on the track - that's what it is there for. They could automate things to some extent. The outer edge of the white line could be the visual indicator of the outer...