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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: 984
Views: 25138

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: 6974

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: 984
Views: 25138

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: 984
Views: 25138

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: 322
Views: 47140

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: 281442

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: 6974

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: 984
Views: 25138

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: 984
Views: 25138

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: 984
Views: 25138

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: 984
Views: 25138

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: 984
Views: 25138

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: 6974

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: 6974

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: 6974

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: 47150

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: 13805

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: 13805

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: 1366

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...
by Invade
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6974

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

0.0 Leclerc, Verstappen +0.05-0.2 Hamilton, Russell +0.2 Ricciardo +0.3 Bottas, Norris +0.35 Gasly, Sainz, Vettel +0.4 Ocon, Perez To rate Alonso, I will wait it out a few races. However I suspect I'll place him with Hamilton, Russell or Ricciardo. For Tsunoda, I reckon he'll be spotty in his rookie...
by Invade
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 94
Views: 3989

Re: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)

Also, Void, part of me wonders if some arrogance cost Verstappen? What if he just assumed it didn't really matter? That he'd just put Hamilton under pressure soon enough again and have more pass opportunities. And yet it never materialised. He never got another chance. It's the assumption I made — t...
by Invade
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 94
Views: 3989

Re: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)

I think Max is similar to Kimi but more outwardly brash. Does what he wants, doesn't do what he doesn't want to do. Doesn't say things because other people want to here them and won't play ball with the media (Verstappen refuses to appear on drive to survive) unless he wants to. Also a fan favourit...
by Invade
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Fernando Alonso thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 384886

Re: The Official Fernando Alonso thread

We've only had one qualifying session but I'm comfortable in predicting that Alonso will smash Ocon this year and be seen as one of the drivers of the season. Heeeere we goo (ooo) ... I think it's too early to say that, qualifying was a bit of a mess with the yellow flags, that being said it looks ...
by Invade
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 94
Views: 3989

Re: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)

I think Max is a very straight and honest chap. I can't imagine him having a devious streak in him like Schumi or Alonso had, even though I'm sure he will continue to be a ferocious racer on track and sometimes a bit of a bully. He's about as straight-up a superstar as I've ever seen in sport really...
by Invade
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281442

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

Except Vettel turns it into a real caricature. His skill in this area far surpasses the others. I see this as a fundamental problem because it's beyond a heat of the moment thing with him at this point. It's chronic blame deflection and sometimes at ridiculous odds to what is actually occurring in f...
by Invade
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bahrain GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Re: Bahrain GP 2021 - Qualifier of the day?

With further time to reflect, and given a recent piece on THE-RACE*, I think it's obvious that Alonso is not particularly close to the limits of the car or his potential yet. He'll be much better within a few races. In terms of absolute performance I'm not sure his lap was even top-5. It was probabl...
by Invade
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281442

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

It just depends on how much this mistake influences peoples views on his season. He obviously is continuing making mistakes, but his pace also showed that he may be able to get solid results. I have written a lot of what I've said without making it obvious enough that i'm basing his solid performan...
by Invade
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281442

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

hmm, yea, i means loss of concentration or blank moment. Or anything else that would describe it. I can't defend him for the incident. I can't say it was a good weekend as a whole, I just thought he looked more comfortable with the car than he did most of last year in the early stages of the race. ...
by Invade
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13805

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton masters the grey area of EVENT NOTES and Formula 1 RULES
https://streamable.com/tl50nv

Enjoy
by Invade
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281442

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

You seem to be totally ignoring what i state right after what you have highlighted. It is the fact that he still shows great skill a lot of the time. That is why I concider it a few to many as if he didn't put in these solid performances in between, then i wouldn't have put it this way. Last year c...
by Invade
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281442

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

You seem to be totally ignoring what i state right after what you have highlighted. It is the fact that he still shows great skill a lot of the time. That is why I concider it a few to many as if he didn't put in these solid performances in between, then i wouldn't have put it this way. Last year c...
by Invade
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3192

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

cmberry20 wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:37 pm
Ok, who's the Joker who voted for Mazepin.
Mazepin, I presume.
by Invade
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281442

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

Are Vettel's spins positive or negative?

Has a study of this been conducted at the quantum level?


Thanks in advance.
by Invade
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281442

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

What does that say about Mark Webber though? I mean he was often getting trounced by Quad-Villeneuve!
by Invade
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13805

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

https://i.imgur.com/qReCIaC.png Source - Imgur I disagree. He drove well but with the best car the progress he achieved was rather ordinary. It’s the typical driver in front running car being at the back and getting back to where the car should be by overtaking a load of slower cars. As I’ve said b...
by Invade
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3192

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

I am not convinced at all that Mercedes was a slower car when Bottas was basically matching Hamilton’s race pace throughout the entire race. I agree — it's not totally clear. I do think Merc had a MARGINALLY slower car, but that it was close to equal on race pace. Also responded to you about this i...
by Invade
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13805

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

SlipstreamF1 wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:33 pm
It wasn't just Hamilton. Every driver except for Max was a master of F1 rules today.
It's a pleasure to see a grid so replete with absolute geniuses.
by Invade
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3192

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

I am not convinced at all that Mercedes was a slower car when Bottas was basically matching Hamilton’s race pace throughout the entire race. I agree — it's not totally clear. I do think Merc had a MARGINALLY slower car, but that it was close to equal on race pace. Also responded to you about this i...