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by ALESI
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The end of Party Mode
Replies: 35
Views: 3361

Re: The end of Party Mode

I would really have expected Hamilton to end up higher than 7th, so did the lack of engine settings compromise him? Also wasn't Bottas moaning about it being impossible to race with the engine settings he had? So then perhaps F1 has a decision to make, it appears it is possible to slow down a 'too f...
by ALESI
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 9580

Re: 2020 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't get why though? Why is it a problem to run wide at Copse, but yesterday there were 3 or 4 corners where every single lap every car was over the white line and it's apparently 'fine'. It used to be the same at Magny Cours, the last corner every single car was over the line before the straigh...
by ALESI
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 9580

Re: 2020 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't get why though? Why is it a problem to run wide at Copse, but yesterday there were 3 or 4 corners where every single lap every car was over the white line and it's apparently 'fine'. It used to be the same at Magny Cours, the last corner every single car was over the line before the straight...
by ALESI
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 9580

Re: 2020 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread

Can somebody please explain to me why they enforce track limits at say Silverstone, but at Spa they can drive as far off the track as they like? It bugs the hell out of me. If they say it's to stop a driver gaining an 'advantage', but its the same for everyone then that makes no sense. So either enf...
by ALESI
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Helmut Marco wants telemetry and radios banned
Replies: 60
Views: 2451

Re: Helmut Marco wants telemetry and radios banned

What about the younger guys who need help? They can't test anymore, how are they supposed to learn and improve?
by ALESI
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Update thread
Replies: 8
Views: 14491

Re: Official Coronavirus Update thread

If the season really is going to start in July at Austria then Mercedes better start hiring back all the 'self employed' machinists they've let go from Brixworth...
by ALESI
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari team orders in Russia
Replies: 50
Views: 5267

Re: Ferrari team orders in Russia

I couldn't really understand why Vettel would have agreed to this strategy anyway... he had effectively got himself in a good position to exploit the tow, so why would he agree?
by ALESI
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why Isn't Anyone Calling Out Mercedes for Holding Bottas?
Replies: 28
Views: 4553

Re: Why Isn't Anyone Calling Out Mercedes for Holding Bottas

because HE is number two driver he will mover when instructed just like Felipe and all the others did when it comes to supporting a wdc fight he is nowhere and his contract will state this When did you see his contract? How is he supporting Lewis' WDC 'fight' exactly. He's the only one who's anywhe...
by ALESI
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why Isn't Anyone Calling Out Mercedes for Holding Bottas?
Replies: 28
Views: 4553

Why Isn't Anyone Calling Out Mercedes for Holding Bottas?

In past seasons we've seen that kind of thing called out as 'not racing', but it seems to have passed with barely a comment... and Bottas even seems fine with it. Is the guy just accepting that his 'job' is to help Lewis win and presumably beat MSCs WDC record. It just seems odd that with Bottas in ...
by ALESI
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi has a new watch
Replies: 18
Views: 3509

Re: Kimi has a new watch

So €1,120,570 eh? 2 questions. 1. What does it do that makes it that much better than my $300 Casio G Shock. 2. How the hell did they did they come up with the €1,120,570 price tag? They could've put a €1,120,500 or a €1,120,600 value on it but no, it had to be €1,120,570. 1. That's a dumb argument...
by ALESI
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races in 2020
Replies: 176
Views: 26595

Re: Sprint races in 2020

pokerman wrote:Meanwhile both Vettel and Hamilton have slammed the proposal, Vettel has said it's bs whilst Hamilton questions if they know what they are doing?
Well, if you asked the people in the fastest cars what would you expect them to say? Wonder what the guys in the Williams' think?
by ALESI
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi has a new watch
Replies: 18
Views: 3509

Kimi has a new watch

https://www.revolution.watch/introducin ... raikkonen/

Doesn't say the price, but it will be at least £100,000
by ALESI
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Radical idea- enforce track limits on all tracks
Replies: 40
Views: 6483

Re: Radical idea- enforce track limits on all tracks

Heres a thought, a radical one. There does seem that there are some corners that are near impossible to get without at least 2 wheels over the lines, year in, year out, be it merc, ferrari, red bull, Lewis, max, seb.. They all do it.. And have for years, which begs the question. Why is that the tra...
by ALESI
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Radical idea- enforce track limits on all tracks
Replies: 40
Views: 6483

Re: Radical idea- enforce track limits on all tracks

Perhaps they should reprofile some corners to make them a lot sharper and then when the drivers cut them they might end up taking the route they should have done in the first place.
by ALESI
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 81
Views: 10588

Re: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix

David Coulthard: Sainz was perfectly within his rights to let his car drift...

David Coulthard: LeClerc will get a penalty for that.

Can't imagine why the disparity.
by ALESI
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F3 Monza Crash - all seems OK though.
Replies: 59
Views: 8090

Re: F3 Monza Crash - all seems OK though.

That's the sort of thing I used to roll my eyes at when playing on the original Playstation! Seems like everything the FIA comes up with to stop drivers going off track causes problems... surely the electronic route is the answer, since the drivers (cough VETTEL cough) are hellbent on ignoring track...
by ALESI
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where would you like to see Vettel in 2020?
Replies: 49
Views: 8713

Re: Where would you like to see Vettel in 2020?

Would like to see Seb at Mercedes mainly to watch him and Lewis in equal cars. Of course they could also race in equal cars at Ferrari. Would settle a lot of bickering about who is winning just because they have the better car. It really wouldn't... whoever moved to the other's team would be disadv...
by ALESI
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Regs
Replies: 129
Views: 28096

Re: 2021 Regs

https://www.planetf1.com/news/f1-bosses ... -for-2021/

All for this, but it will NEVER EVER happen. Look what happened last time they restricted radio...
by ALESI
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 43590

Re: 2019 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Unsafe release?
by ALESI
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 54154

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

“I hate people going back a number of years because the rulebook’s evolved, the manner in which they’ve been interpreted has evolved with everyone being involved in that discussion. When we start talking about precedent and incidents occurring three years ago, what may have been a breach then becaus...
by ALESI
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 71569

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

Herb wrote: Championship position should have no impact on stewards decisions.
That ship sailed a long time ago.
by ALESI
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 27349

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

Lt. Drebin wrote:Zero chances of rain. Just checked it.
Shocker, there hasn't been a wet start since they changed the rules about reforming the grid after the safety car.
by ALESI
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Mgmt wants a second race in China?
Replies: 16
Views: 4173

Re: F1 Mgmt wants a second race in China?

It seems slightly odd to have a second race in a country that doesn't have a (popular) driver. Spain and Germany got second races because they had superstar drivers...
by ALESI
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 35130

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2019

I don't foresee sleepless nights in Toto's future. Maybe Bottas's, and definitely Vettel's, but not Toto's...
by ALESI
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 34958

Re: Point for fastest lap

Well now that it is here I guess we shall see. But I still don’t like it. Will it lead to the front runners pushing more at the end of races? I’m not so sure because taking care of the tires and preserving the position is most definitely more important than the 1 point you get for fastest lap. And ...
by ALESI
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 34958

Re: Point for fastest lap

Point for fastest lap is much better than a point for pole. At least a WDC can't be decided before a race starts this way.

Also this will ensure the top teams need to show their genuine pace, if only for one lap.
by ALESI
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13303

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

The radio is probably quite important for the 'show'. As it's almost impossible to see the driver these days, it at least gives some connection for the viewer to the human inside the car. When we talk about 'spec' parts, is it the case that the teams are making the parts to a spec or is it that they...
by ALESI
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would making the teams start with full fuel ensure they push
Replies: 19
Views: 7045

Re: Would making the teams start with full fuel ensure they

Wouldn't they push hard at the start to burn off the fuel and then once they'd got just barely enough to make it to the end of the race they'd start coasting again.

Best idea would be a mandatory fuel refill about 2/3rds of the way through the race!
by ALESI
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13303

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

What do gearboxes add to the show?
by ALESI
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull RB15 Revealed!
Replies: 27
Views: 8707

Re: Red Bull RB15 Revealed!

Yeah, I don't trust Horner when he says next year's car will look different, because they never do.
by ALESI
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eddie Irvine's scathing assesment of Formula One today
Replies: 203
Views: 39300

Re: Eddie Irvine's scathing assesment of Formula One today

I still think we can not compare drivers of the different era, and the hazy lines between them makes it even harder to do so. Then, there is also a period of a driver in his prime and out of his prime. One can thin of many other factors. Also, who can deny that, for example Lecler wasn't driving on...
by ALESI
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eddie Irvine's scathing assesment of Formula One today
Replies: 203
Views: 39300

Re: Eddie Irvine's scathing assesment of Formula One today

He talks a lot of sense, but of course it's Eddie Irvine so people will talk him down...
by ALESI
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Vision 2050
Replies: 7
Views: 3022

Re: McLaren Vision 2050

4:39, so McLaren have decided that racing drivers in 2050 will have big breasts?

Honestly, what a load of corporate waffle.
by ALESI
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari / RedBull dominant years starting to look meagre?
Replies: 60
Views: 12315

Re: Ferrari / RedBull dominant years starting to look meagre

Hmm, it's no wonder people get frustrated with a sport when it's almost 'normal' for one team to win for years at a time is it? Well I guess that's what they are looking to change for 2021 onwards, F1 has basically always been like this. Williams had the best car 1992-1997 with a blip in 1994 becau...
by ALESI
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari / RedBull dominant years starting to look meagre?
Replies: 60
Views: 12315

Re: Ferrari / RedBull dominant years starting to look meagre

Hmm, it's no wonder people get frustrated with a sport when it's almost 'normal' for one team to win for years at a time is it? Well I guess that's what they are looking to change for 2021 onwards, F1 has basically always been like this. Williams had the best car 1992-1997 with a blip in 1994 becau...
by ALESI
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari / RedBull dominant years starting to look meagre?
Replies: 60
Views: 12315

Re: Ferrari / RedBull dominant years starting to look meagre

Hmm, it's no wonder people get frustrated with a sport when it's almost 'normal' for one team to win for years at a time is it?
by ALESI
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA hints at grid penalty alternatives
Replies: 101
Views: 18258

Re: FIA hints at grid penalty alternatives

At Interlagos Lewis Hamilton was less than a lap from exhaust system failure when the lean mixture sent the temperatures soaring above 1000 degrees F. The team enriched the fuel mapping and Lewis was able to finish and win the race. Then he would have DNF'd, and we'd have one step further towards u...
by ALESI
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max Verstappen: youngest driver on pole in F1 history?
Replies: 86
Views: 21862

Re: Max Verstappen: youngest driver on pole in F1 history?

Pointless making a rule and then changing it... no doubt they'll break the age limit rule and allow a 15 year old wonderkid to race at some point
by ALESI
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: In my opinion Max very well may be the best driver
Replies: 197
Views: 50078

Re: In my opinion Max very well may be the best driver

Well to me there's no doubt that he's extremely talented. His performances post-Monaco have generally been excellent. He's been the match of Hamilton in performance, producing the sort of level which could beat Hamilton should he be in similar machinery. He's been impressive and is consistently dan...
by ALESI
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Tires Are Not Really The Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 4680

Re: Tires Are Not Really The Issue

Maybe if there was a mandatory two pitstop rule, the drivers would be able to hammer the tyres properly?