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by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Ye I can imagine that Hamilton-Verstappen is only just getting started and that they might go H2H for multiple Championship campaigns. Hamilton still seems fresh and hungry to me so I don't see him retiring when it's only just getting started, like Schumacher did after Alonso took him head-on for th...
by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Emilia Romagna GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Emilia Romagna GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?

Leclerc nailed it once again. Hamilton was relentless in Q3 with two very very good (though not quite perfect) laps.

I don't think Perez' lap was impressive in terms of absolute performance. RBR should have been on pole.

If Norris could have just held his final lap together, it would have been him.
by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

UnlikeUday wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:29 pm
Tomorrow who wants rain & who doesn't?
Mixed conditions sounds good. Don't mind the occasional lottery.
by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Great session. Really enjoyed it. Impressed by Perez and Hamilton of course. We finally have a situation where someone in a great car who does a bad job doesn't qualify in the top 3 which is good. Red Bull have a split strategy with Perez starting on softs so Merc and Hamilton have a job on. This i...
by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Surprisingly unclutch from Verstappen in Q3 but still he's in a good position to attack Hamilton with his partner in crime. Perez must be feelin' real good right about now.
by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

So now Red Bull get to play the 2 versus 1 game against Mercedes. Lando Norris ALMOST blew our minds. It's been an incredibly competitive qualifying session where the drivers really do get to make a huge difference to the outcome. Part of this is the nature of the track, but I really think this will...
by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Amazing Q3 session. Actually amazing.


And Perez OUTQUALIFIED Verstappen - LOL.
by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

UnlikeUday wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:04 pm
Great lap by Checo.
What does that make Verstappen's lap then?
by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

F1Tyrant wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:01 pm
I reckon Valtteri 4.0 special is on the cards!
Well he's gonna need it because HAM and VER have decided it's time.
by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

That's an incredibly tight Q2 session.

I can't remember a tighter one...
by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I had a feeling this would happen today specifically to Tsunoda...


Huh.
by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

UnlikeUday wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:46 am
Ocon's & Perez's collision vid finally here:
Just wow.

Wow.
by Invade
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

JN23 wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:02 am
That was a bit of a chaotic session
Any clearer on the pecking order? ;)
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!
Replies: 329
Views: 47624

Re: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!

I had to check when I first registered on here and it turns out to be about 9 / 10 years ago as it stands. Not that I've had an awful lot to contribute but when I have it's generally fallen into three categories: stupid (lame attempts to be witty), obvious (well, duh, yes...) and random (wtf are yo...
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

It only takes a little unreliability to put Hamilton at a points disadvantage to Bottas. Besides, if Toto is ruthless enough to deploy team orders on Sunday, he's ruthless enough to sack an uncooperative Bottas and swap in Vandoorne. Yeh maybe, though I can't imagine Bottas being uncooperative as s...
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I think it would be in Merc's best interest to let Bottas down slowly. Hamilton's general superiority should see him in the far better position to fight for the WDC even quite early on in the season. At this point they can ease Hamilton into a sort of definitive and transparent #1, earlier than in a...
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I know Honda pulled out all the stops with their PU and attempted to incorporate radical designs which they supposedly shouldn't have had the time to pull off. Seems their PU competes with the Merc PU on raw performance, but at what cost?
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1047
Views: 26944

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

I think it is a very interesting take from myattitude actually - certainly not fantasy in any way. Schumacher revolutionized many aspects of the sport, the likes of which very few others have been able to achieve. Senna before him started with the importance of fitness, and Schumacher took it to an...
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1047
Views: 26944

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

In the end though, sheer talent will make one a hot commodity regardless. If stuff could play out differently then it's probably just as likely that history would play out quite similarly (in terms of general results and impression of greatness, at least as broad brackets) as it is that history woul...
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

At this rate, Mazepin is going to be a serious point of discussion for all teams and their free practice plans going forward. :twisted:
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Early days but yeh they do look a fair bit better, Merc. Frustrating to not have footage for the incident between Perez and Ocon. Ocon was involved in a similar incident recently, crashing into was it Magnussen in front of him? Ocon showed a lack of concentration there ... I wonder if it's a similar...
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1047
Views: 26944

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

Siao7 wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:12 am


In fairness, I don't think anyone had the vision of them before they showed up either. We'll only know in hindsight

It's true, especially for science. I'd be staggered if we see a global phenom like MJ in music again but hey, let's see.

But yes true.
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1047
Views: 26944

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

... I really have no idea what Hamilton would have achieved in Schumacher's block. He might not have even become Champion. There's no guarantee that Schumacher would have found equal opportunity in Hamilton's block or that he ends up with the most dominant team. We assume they were talented enough ...
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1047
Views: 26944

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

I feel that possibly Schumacher was lucky that he joined when he joined. Back then he could add more value with these things, especially as he had experience working as a mechanic when he was young. Nowadays most things are done with simulation and less on-track testing. So maybe if he joined in 20...
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1047
Views: 26944

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

I think it is a very interesting take from myattitude actually - certainly not fantasy in any way. Schumacher revolutionized many aspects of the sport, the likes of which very few others have been able to achieve. Senna before him started with the importance of fitness, and Schumacher took it to an...
by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1047
Views: 26944

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

That is some very high fantasy you're putting up there, myattitude. Have you considered writing a sci-fi novel on this?

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by Invade
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ( split thread) Prince Phillip
Replies: 18
Views: 235

Re: Prince Phillip

It will be a pretty huge event, the sort of which millions will watch in some capacity quite mindlessly without having any real attachment to the event. Wouldn't be surprised if it's 1 in 7 who tune in, whether for a few minutes or for a long time, during proceedings. To shift the scheduling to try ...
by Invade
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Doesn't that photo of Hamilton belong in the rare, funny, interesting F1 pics thread? ;)
by Invade
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures
Replies: 1682
Views: 705304

Re: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures

This F1 Memes twitter channel is dedicated to trolling (and cold hard facts).
by Invade
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures
Replies: 1682
Views: 705304

Re: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures

(PS, somewhat controversial)
by Invade
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I'd be cautious about predicting performance in wet conditions, especially with what seems to be a quite profound difference in aspects of handling for the Mercedes car as compared to recent seasons. Is some of that stuff going to be particularly sensitive in wet conditions? Maybe I should have sai...
by Invade
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7224

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I'd be cautious about predicting performance in wet conditions, especially with what seems to be a quite profound difference in aspects of handling for the Mercedes car as compared to recent seasons. Is some of that stuff going to be particularly sensitive in wet conditions?
by Invade
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1047
Views: 26944

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

Here's a nice interlude for the thread...

Senna, Schumacher, Hamilton.

by Invade
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1047
Views: 26944

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

Is Hamilton within Schumacher's margin of error? Probably. However, as Invade states in his post a small, consistent advantage leads very often to clean sweeps. Button was a bad 2008 from sweeping Barrichello and Hamilton was a bad 2011 from sweeping Button. This isn't quite what I said, or what I ...
by Invade
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 136
Views: 7379

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

Also, didn't Verstappen start to develop a very decisive advantage over Ricciardo through 2017 and 2018? Didn't he start to carve out something like a 0.2 second advantage? If so, that's quite immense against someone of Ricciardo's calibre, who is a very highly regarded qualifier. Not so much 2017....
by Invade
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1047
Views: 26944

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

To clarify my position for any poor soul who is interested... If Hamilton and Schumacher played out their careers at the same time, as same-age contemporaries, and happened into comparable situations of opportunity, who would come out ahead? F1 throws enough BS at drivers that there is an awful lot ...
by Invade
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1047
Views: 26944

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

Hands up if since reading / contributing to this thread, you've changed your mind over who's the best out of MS and LH? I've shifted from a position of it being a toss-up with Schumacher prevailing over time to a narrow but consistent Schumacher edge. Although, I'd put this down to team dynamics an...
by Invade
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!
Replies: 329
Views: 47624

Re: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!

Maybe 2022 will reinvigorate some folks. Or maybe even 2021 if Red Bull can prove superiority over Mercedes.





:)