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by Xink
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 69257

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

I’m a Lewis fan but the whole incident is ridiculous. Ocon is lying well outside the points and he has no chance of obtaining anything from the race - he had no need to pursue Max into the corner and should simply have got off the accelerator and let him take the corner. I don’t buy the argument abo...
by Xink
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 33127

Re: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

frankwer wrote:Raikkonen just let them by. Boring driver.
Sorry to disappoint you 🙄
by Xink
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 33127

Re: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Lewis will obviously be trying to avoid a Collision on the first lap but as per the race last year, it can be possible to be shunted from behind whilst minding your own business.
The weather forecast is also showing moderate rain so here’s hoping we don’t get another Singapore 2017 start
by Xink
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 139
Views: 29031

Re: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Have the teams made a mistake by choosing so many hypersofts ?
by Xink
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 46498

Re: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Race Thread

Off topic and a bit late but... I do find it strange that the guy starting P2 at the US GP gets the inside line in the run down to turn one. I get that it’s an anti clockwise track and P2 is the dirty side of the grid - but between 2015-2018 on 3 occasions the driver starting P2 has taken the lead a...
by Xink
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 46498

Re: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Race Thread

That race for Mercedes was as bad strategically as anything we have seen from Ferrari this season. But it will matter not a jot. I know we are all great strategists in hindsight. Pitting Hamilton under VSC was absolutely correct IMO. But theu should have covered Max off by pitting earlier. The same...
by Xink
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?
Replies: 310
Views: 80634

Re: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break

Yeah agreed
Many people say Lewis should have won 2007 and maybe lost 2008 - yet roles were reversed

Massa had an engine failure on the last few laps of Hungary in 2008 which would have made a huge difference to the outcome.
by Xink
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?
Replies: 310
Views: 80634

Re: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break

Many of these records are Wikipedia footnotes The main one is clearly the number of WDC and race wins. - Race wins is probably more likely . WDC is possible but I guess luck will play a part. Blown engines and a Gravel Trap in the pits ! are both things that have cost Lewis an extra 2 WDCs and nobod...
by Xink
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 38870

Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

https://streamable.com/46jy8 Vettel was never making that turn at that speed with Verstappen already there. What I see is that Vettel duly keeps on the far left, and does not looses control until Max steers into him and makes contact. ThX for posting the proof. I think you need to take the blinkers...
by Xink
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 26801

Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

Fascinating to watch so far. It looks like Mercedes have surged ahead in the performance department quite convincingly now. It's only practice but they look stronger here than they have all season at any circuit. Ferrari are in serious trouble now. The fat lady has begun to warm up. Of course anyth...
by Xink
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 26801

Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

What are overtaking opportunities like here in comparison with the remaining races ?
Easier to overtake here than Brazil and Mexico
But more difficult than USA and Dubai ?
by Xink
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 81448

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

Well 5 races to go and 125 points on the table.

If Lewis can get 2 more wins - That will give at least 64 Point lead with only 75 on the table .
Seb will have to be hoping he has at least 1 DNF to have any chance of turning this one round
by Xink
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 449
Views: 47913

Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

Of course Bottas is professional enough to understand that. Even I understand that line of reasoning. What I don't understand is what I didn't see: the necessity. Desirable it may have been, though the fact that both drivers scored points, with Bottas needing more of them than Hamilton, argues agai...
by Xink
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 991661

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Ferrari would have done exactly the same today if roles were reversed.
Hamilton finally gets some clear assistance from a team-mate to move closer to winning the WDC and the internet goes into meltdown
by Xink
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 81448

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

Lewis Kimi and Vettel have all used their maximum about of engine /Turbo components

Can they make it to the end of the season without penalties ?
by Xink
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?
Replies: 273
Views: 50541

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

For me the main reason why I would rate Alonso a nudge above Hamilton is consistency. Hamilton on top form is untouchable, but he also has a few weekends per year where he's just nowhere. I don't think Alonso would have struggled like Hamilton did in China and Canada this year for instance. Nor wou...
by Xink
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 35767

Re: 2018 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

There are still 300 points up for grabs after this race - it won’t determine anything. It can be a very unpredictable race and how many times this year have we seen the guy on P1 lose places off the line or DNF. Lewis has a great chance to build a bigger buffer but the start and subsequent Safety Ca...
by Xink
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is there any doubt anymore about Hamilton vs. Vettel?
Replies: 273
Views: 50541

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

I think Lewis has excelled in a few important areas : - Better performances in wet and changeable conditions - Fewer unforced errors - Generally better spatial awareness when In close proximity with other cars . Seb has had a lot of crashes in the last couple of years. Having said that I would hate ...
by Xink
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 478
Views: 61926

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Engine Penalties are black and white thats why stewards don’t get involved. When it comes to collisions - exceeding track limits and crossing lines - that’s where they do their work . In this case they looked at : Mitigating circumstances- The Changeable weather and mis communication from the team ?...
by Xink
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 506
Views: 93169

Re: 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

Incredible from Leclerc. Not sure where to come down on the Red Bull incident, Verstappen moved twice but I'm not sure there was ever a gap on the inside, I'll have to watch it back. It looked inevitable with how hard Max was defending his position though. He did move twice and that was the first t...
by Xink
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 506
Views: 93169

Re: 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

Im a Lewis fan - but im under no illusion Ferrari have closed the gap now .

Im not sure how much scope Mercedes have to develop the car - but at this point i would probably make Vettel favourite for the title
by Xink
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Mercedes change their approach to the last 3 races
Replies: 35
Views: 9995

Re: Will Mercedes change their approach to the last 3 races

Appreciate that he wants to win the race - but what I will say is that it would be foolish to try a risky overtake or fight too hard if he's about to be overtaken himself. He has to remember what happened in 2007 in China with that senseless fight with Kimi on track before the Gravel Trap incident a...
by Xink
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jerez 1997 - 20 years on
Replies: 6
Views: 2903

Re: Jerez 1997 - 20 years on

Was quite amusing to see Cars falling over each other at the last Corner.

Coulthard - "After you Jacques"
Villeneuve - "No after you"
by Xink
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 US Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 83438

Re: 2017 US Grand Prix Race Thread

There was the giant Lizard at Singapore last year - so ya never know
by Xink
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Rows of 3/2/3 for starting grid - good or bad?
Replies: 108
Views: 42634

Re: Rows of three&two cars on the starting grid - good or ba

Bad idea - They don’t dare even try this on Mario Kart 🤔
by Xink
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 to be via Netflix?
Replies: 18
Views: 4349

Re: F1 to be via Netflix?

May well be common knowledge to most you guys - but I did just find out that NOW TV offer a 1 day Sky Sports pass for races at £7 and a one week pass for an extra £4. I personally don't have Sky Sports - but don't mind paying to watch half the races at this price, given the choice of other sources w...
by Xink
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Mercedes change their approach to the last 3 races
Replies: 35
Views: 9995

Re: Will Mercedes change their approach to the last 3 races

Driver Team ICE TC MGU-H MGU-K ES CE Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 4 4 4 4 3 3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 4 4 4 4 3 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull TAG Heuer 5 5 6 3 3 3 Max Verstappen Red Bull TAG Heuer 5 5 5 3 3 3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 5 5 5 4 4 4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 4 4 4 4 4 4 It’s possible - most of ...
by Xink
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Mercedes change their approach to the last 3 races
Replies: 35
Views: 9995

Will Mercedes change their approach to the last 3 races

With Lewis only needing 9 points now (possibly less if Vettel fails to win all races) Do you think either Mercedes or Lewis will change their approach to the next race? For example running the engine in a lower power mode ? On track I guess it’s a bit more difficult as if an overtake is there - Lewi...
by Xink
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So is that that for the title battle?
Replies: 140
Views: 30906

Re: So is that that for the title battle?

The 42 points people are quoting isn’t just points which Lewis needs to gain - it includes points which Vettel can drop . For example in the next race If Lewis takes 25 points and Vettel takes 18, The 7 points which Vettel drops would be deducted from the 42 ...42-25-7 leaving only 10 points require...
by Xink
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 44242

Re: 2017 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Very impressed with how Max conducted his interview with Sky. He was very frank and mature, and pointed out that the traffic didn't cost him the win, because if the traffic hadn't been there then he wouldn't have caught Hamilton in the first place, because of the way the Mercedes was affected from ...
by Xink
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 70269

Re: 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix Race Thread

Invade wrote:Have Red Bull arrived? Thoughts?
No
They’ve performed well at a circuit which suits their car
See what they do in Suzuka
by Xink
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 70269

Re: 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix Race Thread

Kimi will most likely just race as best he can. Any attempt to bunch up the Red Bulls will result in him getting over taken Not a cat in hells chance of him waving the Red Bulls through ! This ain’t MARIO Kart His best option is to fight for the win. As it is I’m expecting another chaotic race in th...
by Xink
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So is that that for the title battle?
Replies: 140
Views: 30906

Re: So is that that for the title battle?

I'm a Lewis fan but no way is this over. You have 3 tracks in Malaysia , Japan and Brazil where rain is likely and can throw the race into a lottery. You have another 3 in Mexico, USA and Brazil where overtaking is very difficult if something goes wrong in quali or you are given a grid penalty. We a...
by Xink
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 77287

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Hi Guys I appreciate the Ferrari and Seb fans are a bit downcast at the moment. But I really think this one is far from over. Don't quote me on this - but hasn't Lewis used up all his engine allocation ? If his current engine goes pop doesn't he then get a silly grid penalty for the next race ? Is i...
by Xink
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 77287

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Still all to play for. Long way to go and lots of twists and turns left. I am certain Lewis will have a at least one DNF. What I'm interested to know is when will Bottas be asked to ride shotgun for Hamilton. Shame for Alonso today, so unlucky and I think he could have got a podium, what an amazing...
by Xink
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas Team Orders
Replies: 117
Views: 25939

Re: Bottas Team Orders

Hi guys So 7 races to go and Lewis is 41 points ahead of Bottas How much bigger does that gap need to grow before Mercedes impose team orders like Ferrari Reliability issues aside I'm guessing it won't be that much longer :idea: Lauda already said earlier this week Mercedes were now going to impose...
by Xink
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas Team Orders
Replies: 117
Views: 25939

Bottas Team Orders

Hi guys
So 7 races to go and Lewis is 41 points ahead of Bottas
How much bigger does that gap need to grow before Mercedes impose team orders like Ferrari
Reliability issues aside I'm guessing it won't be that much longer :idea:
by Xink
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drop Hungary from the Calendar?
Replies: 87
Views: 15149

Re: Drop Hungary from the Calendar?

Yup - You can take Monaco as well!
by Xink
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes v Ferrari Tracks
Replies: 134
Views: 36950

Mercedes v Ferrari Tracks

Hi Guys I read an article from Toto where he said the 3 main, High, Downforce "twisty" tracks which suit Ferrari are Monaco, Hungary and Singapore... Most people would agree that Spa and Monza should suit the Mercedes... But of the final 6 circuits - Do you think either Mercedes or Ferrari will have...
by Xink
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 370
Views: 53032

Re: 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

neek wrote:In my head Rosberg will take T1, Lewis will fight back, some kind of racing incident will happen and Lewis will take the WDC! :D
Rosberg is due some bad luck - law of averages :lol: :lol: