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by Invade
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone still on here from 9 years ago?!
Replies: 327
Views: 47503

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: 107
Views: 3892

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: 107
Views: 3892

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: 107
Views: 3892

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: 1046
Views: 26494

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: 1046
Views: 26494

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: 107
Views: 3892

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: 107
Views: 3892

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: 1046
Views: 26494

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: 1046
Views: 26494

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: 1046
Views: 26494

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: 1046
Views: 26494

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: 1046
Views: 26494

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: 16
Views: 160

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: 107
Views: 3892

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: 1681
Views: 704741

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: 1681
Views: 704741

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: 107
Views: 3892

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: 107
Views: 3892

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: 1046
Views: 26494

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: 1046
Views: 26494

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: 135
Views: 7169

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: 1046
Views: 26494

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: 1046
Views: 26494

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: 327
Views: 47503

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.





:)
by Invade
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281927

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

Does Nico Hulkenberg going AM put pressure on Vettel? That's a high profile reserve driver! I don't think so, but if Vettel doesn't improve signficantly on that opening weekend you have to wonder at what point would the team consider subbing Nico. It's way to early to judge Vettel yet, but if he's ...
by Invade
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 7169

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

Some people have decided that Verstappen is the fastest driver in the history of mankind because of the way he handles his teammates. There is a movement that wants to paint Max Verstappen as the second coming of Schumacher rather than the guy actually matching and surpassing his records (who they ...
by Invade
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1046
Views: 26494

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

One aspect of mental strength where both Schumacher and Hamilton are ferocious is the desire to keep winning and winning. We don't know, but I doubt someone like Ricciardo has this trait. If he had joined Mercedes instead of Hamilton in 2013/14 then by this point he'd have probably been sated and lo...
by Invade
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1046
Views: 26494

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

"instrumental", yep that's a common one too. I just find it frustrating that there are no examples of the kind of things he did. If I was to go as far as describing a member of my team at work as "instrumental" I like to think I'd be able to then cite plenty of examples that justify that. Things li...
by Invade
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1046
Views: 26494

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

The notion that Hamilton is mentally weak is one of the most absurd currently being pedalled in all of sport on the internet right now - lol. Acting out? Sure. Sometimes volatile? Yes. Mentally weak? No. Mentally less strong than Schumacher? Maybe. But then again maybe not. Mental strength manifests...
by Invade
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1046
Views: 26494

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

I think the whole Rosberg-Schumacher dynamic says a lot more about Rosberg than it does Schumacher, which is then bolstered quite reasonably with what happened afterwards with Rosberg-Hamilton. ... that Nico Rosberg was a very fine F1 racer, who was able to produce admirable performance against two ...
by Invade
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1046
Views: 26494

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

The latest Beyond the Grid podcast with the Brackley crew is worth listening to. Some sorta Hamilton vs Schumacher stuff in there. Schumacher had weaknesses and knew about them and would work on them, but they attribute this mainly to his age. Hamilton - no weaknesses, and constant improvement, whic...
by Invade
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 7169

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

I'm legit confused about how people could be confused about Verstappen having a very solid argument for being the best qualifier on the grid. InB4 he claims more pole positions this season than Hamilton has managed in any of his F1 seasons (granted -- he'll have 23 races to do it). Get used to Vers...
by Invade
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 7169

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

I'm legit confused about how people could be confused about Verstappen having a very solid argument for being the best qualifier on the grid. InB4 he claims more pole positions this season than Hamilton has managed in any of his F1 seasons (granted -- he'll have 23 races to do it). Get used to Vers...
by Invade
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 7169

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

I'm legit confused about how people could be confused about Verstappen having a very solid argument for being the best qualifier on the grid. InB4 he claims more pole positions this season than Hamilton has managed in any of his F1 seasons (granted -- he'll have 23 races to do it). Get used to Verst...
by Invade
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Max Verstappen thread
Replies: 257
Views: 47593

Re: Official Max Verstappen thread

“The advantage Hamilton has over Verstappen is his incredible” – Helmut Marko https://thesportsrush.com/f1-news-the-advantage-hamilton-has-over-verstappen-is-his-incredible-helmut-marko/ “I think the race has clearly shown that the two belong to a class of their own,” Marko tells Motorsport-Total.c...
by Invade
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14110

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

THREE TENTHS a lap? :D

If so, R.I.P Mercedes.

Honda will also consider being more aggressive with their PU for the races.
by Invade
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14110

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Max was terrible I can't believe he didn't win the race.
by Invade
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brawn: Tsunoda F1's Best Rookie for Years
Replies: 32
Views: 1418

Re: Brawn: Tsunoda F1's Best Rookie for Years

I guess it's true. Years means more than one I suppose, and he's the best since the 2019 crop. But OK that's a cheeky answer. We all know the sort of cache such a statement is generally supposed to carry. Years meaning... much more than one. It's a strange claim to make after just one race, especial...