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by aice
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)
Replies: 372
Views: 50165

Re: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty

I just realized that Ricciardo did in fact compare the incident to Monaco 2016: "If he pulls a little further to the left, he'll spin. When he brakes on the grass, he'll spin too. There was not much room for Lewis but still enough.I had an identical situation with Lewis in 2016 Monte Carlo. He had ...
by aice
Fri May 17, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 115185

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Engine performance is exaggerated. Supposedly Ferrari making half a second on Mercedes ? But still Mercedes are dominating. Mercedes not only have engine and party modes. They have the best car as well since 2014. If it rains they still have an advantage. Max performance last year was pretty averag...
by aice
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 75090

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

I think one thing I said wasn't clear: when I said the best drivers always get the best cars, I didn't mean only the best drivers get those cars. Of course there are the no 2's as well, like Coulthard, Massa, Webber who as we discussed are not greats. I am not ranking these drivers, only those who'...
by aice
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Split from Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 52
Views: 7172

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

Way to shift goal posts there. Having had some luck doesn't mean he was lucky to beat Vettel. You are getting confused. But yes, he has had some luck, like Baku, rain in Singapore or the fact that Ferrari got it wrong in a few races. This does not detract from the fact that he also suffered DNF's d...
by aice
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 75090

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

You can argue both ways, but at the same time only one of these drivers keeps delivering and answering the critics year on year. We really need to wait until they retire for the full picture but beating Vettel in the Ferrari last season is right up there. Every season that goes by its harder to arg...
by aice
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 10201

Re: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019

RIP Charlie :(
by aice
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 439716

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

I don't think you did, no. I'm asking what you feel is the criteria for a car to be considered equal to another and you haven't answered that. I've stated on multiple occasions that I think cars are too close to be able to exclude the driver from the equation so I'm comfortable that I'm not one who...
by aice
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?
Replies: 55
Views: 12768

Re: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?

Ah yes... The Ferrari devils are on trial in the forum yet again. And apparently Blake as well. Personally, excediron, I prefer not to be singled out as the basis of this thread. I suspect Ferrari/Ferrari fans would prefer to be grouped with all the teams that receive benefits as opposed to being s...
by aice
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Allison signs for Mercedes
Replies: 42
Views: 13088

Re: Allison signs for Mercedes

agree. i think its highly likely a red bull merc hybrid era car would have claimed a couple of titles maybe more. the mercs were clearly more then just the engine but maybe they have never had the best chassis/aero on the grid and now they have been caught and overtaken. it has been a very unmerc l...
by aice
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 117398

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Line

Classification for 1st half of the day: https://i.imgur.com/AXE8FCg.png Source - http://www.imgur.com Important to note when looking at these is that the tyre compound shown is the last one used before the session ended, not the one used to set the fastest time. Sainz set that time on the red C4 ty...
by aice
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's 4 Championships
Replies: 170
Views: 40696

Re: Vettel's 4 Championships

Lol this conversations of Vettel vs Leclerc are quite funny and sounds like musings of a 6 year old as its not based on evidence rather what people want to happen. So on one hand Vettel though made mistakes last year but his speed was still intact, but somehow Leclerc will "destroy" him so to put i...
by aice
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 876
Views: 326661

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Chadwick takes her first single-seater championship (MRF Challenge)

https://www.motorsport.com/indian-openw ... n/4335261/
by aice
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's 4 Championships
Replies: 170
Views: 40696

Re: Vettel's 4 Championships

Vettel had one bad year vs Ric. How do you know it was a "bad year"? They only had 1 year together. We know Ric is nowhere near the driver Max is Evidence? , so how did Ric beat Vettel if not for having a superior car? It's not uncommon for one car to be more unreliable than the other in the same t...
by aice
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's 4 Championships
Replies: 170
Views: 40696

Re: Vettel's 4 Championships

I think people are criticizing vettel too much for 2014. Yes, Ricciardo was new to the car, but the rules changed things so much that year, that the car was effectively nearly as new for Vettel as changing team was for Ricciardo. Vettel had been used to such a different car before. It wasn't a good...
by aice
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Off Season - Eagerly awaited titbits
Replies: 34
Views: 13696

Re: Off Season - Eagerly awaited titbits

Not sure where to put these, but some news on Merc & Ferrari PU/engine development. https://thesportsrush.com/ferrari-engine-receives-massive-boost-ahead-of-2019-season/ https://www.gpfans.com/en/articles/3920/mercedes-will-hit-1000-bhp-in-2019/ https://thesportsrush.com/mercedes-receive-massive-12h...
by aice
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Arrivederci Arrivabene
Replies: 154
Views: 36067

Re: Arrivederci Arrivabene

he also disagreed with the idea that the Ferrari was the equal of the Mercedes, so if you're going to reference him you need to take the full context. He at least felt the Mercedes was the better car. Whether he's right or not is another story, but that was/is his position, which means when he says...
by aice
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top 10 Rated Drivers
Replies: 548
Views: 79121

Re: Top 10 Rated Drivers

On Hamilton's mistakes, it's very hard to recall any if by mistake what is meant is a clear instance or moment of costing oneself in the manner of an unforced error . What he did have was some weekends where the general performance wasn't as it could or should have been. This is something which get...
by aice
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Autosport Team Principal Rankings
Replies: 21
Views: 7288

Re: 2018 Autosport Team Principal Rankings

A clarification for any pedantic types out there, that's 8/9 team principals who can vote for him, as they can't vote for their own drivers, so Toto can't vote for him or Bottas. That makes a perfect score 225, so Hamilton got 8 wins and 1 second place. Who do we think that's from? Cyril Abiteboul ...
by aice
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 876
Views: 326661

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Kat Moller, killed in Sebring crash (Investigations into the crash cause, still ongoing).
https://www.clickorlando.com/sports/kat ... in-sebring
by aice
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 439716

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Just checked AMUS power rankings. Unsurprisingly, Ferrari ranked ahead of Mercedes in Mexico Overall, AMUS scores 11--7 to Ferrari (with USA being a draw). Vettel gives his views on the strength of the SF71H https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/25093/ferrari-s-dominance-in-2018-was-not-true-according-to-s...
by aice
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which drivers *would* have won the WDC in a Ferrari in '18
Replies: 59
Views: 15349

Re: Which drivers *would* have won the WDC in a Ferrari in '

With the current pit wall and team management, it would have been 2012 story in favour of Hamilton even if it was Alonso at the helm. Ferrari's stubbornness to not have clear cut team orders in place even when it was clear that kimi cant do anything in championship and questionable pitwall tactics ...
by aice
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 835
Views: 263342

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

Vettel is the prototypical German. Give him pole position and he'll carefully guide these tyre conservation machines (F1 race cars) across the line first more times than not. Vettel's strength isn't challenging a better car in inferior equipment and that's probably why we saw more mistakes from him...
by aice
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4392
Views: 939559

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

So that will be two titles he's won whilst not having the best car? Some would argue three - I'm amazed at how many people on Reddit and Discord who AREN'T Merc fans came to the conclusion that Ferrari had the better car in 2017 (I don't agree). Good stuff tho. Anyway, regardless... 2018>2017>2014>...
by aice
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas and Rosberg - Who ya got?
Replies: 203
Views: 47037

Re: Bottas and Rosberg - Who ya got?

I feel like when Hamilton retires we might get some more insight into that battle at Mercedes. On his recent Beyond the grid podcast Nico said it started at Bahrain 2014 but when pressed on how he said he couldn't say, hinting that maybe he could one day. I remember in that race Rosberg felt Hamilt...
by aice
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 439716

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

They were not quicker nor did they set the fastest lap times in China on the mediums. Hamilton set fastest lap of that stint. Bottas And Vettel 2nd and 3rd. Bottas was driving slowly to take the mediums to the end and Vettel was held up by Bottas and even then Verstappen only took 1 second out of B...
by aice
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 439716

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

10-8 to Ferrari after USA. Seems about right. Just checked AMUS power rankings. Merc ranked ahead of Ferrari in USA. Overall, AMUS have it at 10-8 to Ferrari after USA. When I read the article though this is what I have read albeit through translation. "Mercedes defended # 1 in our power ranking, a...
by aice
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 439716

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

10-8 to Ferrari after USA. Seems about right. Just checked AMUS power rankings. Merc ranked ahead of Ferrari in USA. Overall, AMUS have it at 10-8 to Ferrari after USA. When I read the article though this is what I have read albeit through translation. "Mercedes defended # 1 in our power ranking, a...
by aice
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 439716

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

pokerman wrote:
Black_Flag_11 wrote:10-8 to Ferrari after USA.
Seems about right.
Just checked AMUS power rankings. Merc ranked ahead of Ferrari in USA.

Overall, AMUS have it at 10-8 to Ferrari after USA.
by aice
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 101250

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

I suppose an appropriate question to ask would be; what manner of heroics can restore Vettel's reputation at this point? A season like this will be hard to bounce back from and beating Charles will more likely impact Charles's reputation than Vettel's. Could Lewis bounce back from 2007, 2010 and 20...
by aice
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 439716

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Which experts don't agree with one another, all of a sudden Wolff is an expert until he says something you don't agree with I would be guessing? It's pretty absurd to suggest that the team principle of one of the teams being talked about is not an expert. That doesn't mean I (or you, clearly) am go...
by aice
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4392
Views: 939559

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Also in relation to Vettel having a good 2017 - I would again disagree, very much a wasted opportunity with Singapore and Japan and let's not forget his actions in Baku, which were Maldonado levels of stupidity and cost him a win as well Can't blame him for Japan unless he went out and bought the s...
by aice
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 439716

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

I think the bolded part is what people take issue with. Hamilton actually put himself in strong position to win the title during a period when Ferrari had the quicker car. That's the bit you seem hell bent on not acknowledging. Exactly, everyone in F1 acknowledged Ferrari had the quicker car until ...
by aice
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 439716

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Everything I read says the Ferrari was more often quicker, then there is your version of events, with the Mercedes resurgence I'm sure at seasons end you will make Mercedes the fastest car with Hamilton simply winning in the fastest car like you also concluded last season. He may well have the fast...
by aice
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 439716

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

I have Ferrari and Mercedes as equal for Monza (race) but gave the race weekend to Ferrari for qualifying given their front row lockout despite a fine Hamilton effort, which suggests they had a real edge in qualifying.. an edge they should have converted one way or another into a race win. I'd say ...
by aice
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Fernando Alonso thread
Replies: 1140
Views: 363505

Re: The Official Fernando Alonso thread

Fans are petitioning for an Alonso return to Ferrari....
https://www.gpfans.com/en/articles/2960 ... t-ferrari/
by aice
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4392
Views: 939559

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

That's not true, any close race in 2017 would be given to Mercedes if they got pole. The same didn't happen in 2018. I'm sure it's been mentioned many times before so it's not being made up and I'm not imagining it. Which close races this season that Ferrari got pole in do you think people denied t...
by aice
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4392
Views: 939559

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Pokerman was actually spot on, last season was all about if Mercedes gets pole it's the better car over the weekend, this season I'm pretty sure this changed for some reason. Not true. When Ferrari was getting all those poles, people were saying it was the best car. There's no real double standard ...
by aice
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4392
Views: 939559

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Up to this point, in which year was Lewis Hamilton better out of 2017 and 2018? I think last year he had a clear car advantage but this year he was fighting on equal terms for the most part, so on that basis I'd say he's been better this year. I'm tempted to say this has been his best WDC as it was...