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by mpls2
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 11236

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

What's with these Racing Point Drivers ?
bang goes his chance of racing for Redbull next year !
by mpls2
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 5149

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Leclerc got a tow from Verstappehn, good lap though..
by mpls2
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 5149

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Bottas version 2.0 needs a patch maybe its time for V2.1
by mpls2
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 7367

Re: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

"On a slightly different note, what was Kvyat doing back there? I thought he qualified in the top 10, grid penalty for something?" Probably lost positions, bad start ? Despite that what was Romain doing swerving across Kyvat ? broken csr? lost his steering ? or simply driver error? He is lucky to be...
by mpls2
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Practice And Qualifying Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 11620

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Practice And Qualifying Thread

I support Albon but I have to admit he is slower than Gasly. Redbull needs to get serious and get some experience in that second seat. Hulkenberg or Perez would both be a sound choice. They need someone to help steer them in the right direction. Right now they’re just going backwards. I was impress...
by mpls2
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 U. S. Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 13905

Re: 2019 U. S. Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

What happened for Norris?? Surprising lap. He did it on a new set of tyres. Also the track tempeature improvement seems huge here. I think also turned up engine,, remember Renault can work their engines in certain conditions, but race pace falls off as the engines runs at a pace lower to preserve r...
by mpls2
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 34848

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Yes - Max's mishaps have sucked a lot of life out of the race, and it was of his own making. Merc in damage limitation regarding brake temps. We can see Albon has the pace so imagine the pressure Max could be applying - though they are controlling the pace at the front no doubt. Wasn;t max's fault....
by mpls2
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 16904

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Ferrari looks gret one 1 lap with everything turned up. Lets see how they handle the tyres and brakes over the distance in tomorrows race.. I think Leis will win..
by mpls2
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 16904

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Albon doing his best Gasly impression. 1 sec away from Max. Jeez. I guess that car is just tailored to Max's driving style. Ferrari are nowhere They just don't have any downforce compared to RB and Merc do they? Looks like pole will be between Max and Lewis. Noone else is close at the moment. Albon...
by mpls2
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 30534

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Stroll should have got same penalty as Vettel, when he disruoted the following Toro Rosso.
Leclerc should have got at least one penatlty..
by mpls2
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault at 1000bhp ?
Replies: 40
Views: 8734

Re: Renault at 1000bhp ?

I personally think there is elements of truth, but only dirng short bursts during qualifying.. not sustainaable of a race. meaming their average sutainable max power and drivablity for the race is definitely behind the other 3 PUs. Not sure why Renault would want to give out the statement they've m...
by mpls2
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault at 1000bhp ?
Replies: 40
Views: 8734

Re: Renault at 1000bhp ?

These horsepower figures mean little. It's only the maximum power that the engine produces right on the rev limit, it's not a great indicator of overall engine performance as it tells you nothing about what power is produced lower down the rev range. Mercedes response of "We would not talk about 10...
by mpls2
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault at 1000bhp ?
Replies: 40
Views: 8734

Renault at 1000bhp ?

According to some articles, Renault claims 1000bhp.. any thoughts ?

http://www.gptoday.com/full_story/view/ ... p_barrier/
by mpls2
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 59398

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Of course Maxs move on Charles was fair, just like Lewis;s move on Romain in the German GP 2018 lap 6 or7.
End of argument..
by mpls2
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Worst drivers so far this season? 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 13037

Re: Worst drivers so far this season? 2019

Easily Kubica.. if it wasn't for all his sponsors he'd be out by now,,, whatever damage he's done to his hands.arms/side from his rally accident has seriously affected him it seems.. i can't see his sponsors wanting to continue to hi get beat by Russek every qualifyingrace..
by mpls2
Wed May 22, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think rule changes are necessary?
Replies: 41
Views: 10938

Re: Do you think rule changes are necessary?

Allow Honda and Renaut to develop without stupid engine penatlies..
by mpls2
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 17600

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

"We were just staying neatly behind each other, but at a certain point Vettel passed me and the two Renaults as well,” he said. “So they f****d up my entire build up, while there is an unwritten rule that you just follow each other. “But whatever. From now on in qualifying I'm going to f**k them up...
by mpls2
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 45734

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

Ricciardo isn't as good as Verstappen and I don't think the Renault is as good as the Red Bull/Haas/Mclaren/Alfa. The drivers have been flattering the Renault as well. It's too bad Alonso isn't still driving this year, because I'd be curious to see how close it would be between Alonso's Macca and V...
by mpls2
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 45734

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

On today's race I'd suggest Honda are still a bit behind Renault. It's possible of course that Red Bull have produced an average car this year but the balance of probability would suggest that their PU is holding them back, given that they looked no better (and I'd suggest slightly worse) than both...
by mpls2
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 45734

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

This is Toto talking about how max could be challenging if Honda keeps up with its development or reliability ?

https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/33100/ve ... wolff.html
by mpls2
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the problem
Replies: 275
Views: 45734

Re: Honda podium in 1st Redbull race so were McLaren the pro

This is interesting Helmut believes they are ony 10bhp down on the Mercedes..


http://www.gptoday.com/full_story/view/ ... n_Mercedes__/
by mpls2
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault & McLearn leapfrog Red Bull
Replies: 30
Views: 8894

Re: Renault & McLearn leapfrog Red Bull

ptr250 wrote:Wouldn't that be great karma!
Let's see !
by mpls2
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fernando Alonso P1 at 24 Hour Daytona
Replies: 63
Views: 20121

Re: Fernando Alonso P1 at 24 Hour Daytona

Alonso was gifted the win. ? "There are not going to be any more manufacturers come into DPi as long as NASCAR manipulates things so that Caddies win 1-2 with a timely red flag......i.e. right after the Acura pitted from the lead." i didn't watch the 24 Hour Daytona race... but found someones commen...
by mpls2
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predictions for the 2019 season
Replies: 62
Views: 19743

Re: Predictions for the 2019 season

Renault will continue to eat the dust of the Redbull, and that Renault will contnue to be the best of the rest, though TR won't be far behind
As for Mclaren, a bigger overhaul would be required as they will still lag behind the Renault.
by mpls2
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Post-Season Test (Pirelli 2019 Tyres)Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 11494

Re: 2018 Post-Season Test (Pirelli 2019 Tyres)Thread

Is Redbull still running with the Renault engine or Honda engine now?
by mpls2
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button wins Super GT title in his rookie year
Replies: 19
Views: 5878

Re: Jenson Button wins Super GT title in his rookie year

I always wished Super GT was run with just one driver per car like DTM. I'm pretty sure the cars are the same spec as DTM (basically the fastest tin tops short of LMPs). Anyway, congrats to JB. Not an easy title to win at all. No, Super GT was always faster, was as fast as the fastest Non hybrid Le...
by mpls2
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button wins Super GT title in his rookie year
Replies: 19
Views: 5878

Re: Jenson Button wins Super GT title in his rookie year

I always wished Super GT was run with just one driver per car like DTM. I'm pretty sure the cars are the same spec as DTM (basically the fastest tin tops short of LMPs). Anyway, congrats to JB. Not an easy title to win at all. No, Super GT was always faster, was as fast as the fastest Non hybrid Le...
by mpls2
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button wins Super GT title in his rookie year
Replies: 19
Views: 5878

Re: Jenson Button wins Super GT title in his rookie year

I always wished Super GT was run with just one driver per car like DTM. I'm pretty sure the cars are the same spec as DTM (basically the fastest tin tops short of LMPs). Anyway, congrats to JB. Not an easy title to win at all. No, Super GT was always faster, was as fast as the fastest Non hybrid Le...
by mpls2
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [merged] Red Bull & Honda agree on engine deal
Replies: 204
Views: 48676

Re: [merged] Red Bull & Honda agree on engine deal

Back on subject, I'm rather amused that it was very hard to get anyone to say a good word about Honda last year when McLaren were ditching them (I've always said they should have stuck at least for 2019/20 and changing for the new formula if they still had issues) and now it seems the majority are ...
by mpls2
Sun May 06, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso to compete in WEC this year!
Replies: 68
Views: 29907

Re: Alonso to compete in WEC this year!

Alonso is simply amazing. The guy jumps into any car and he drives at an elite level. Just learned he won the Spa endurance race alongside Buemi and Nakajima. Already an incredible achievement to me. It's such an annoying shame he can't get a competitive car in F1 though. I can't express that deepl...
by mpls2
Wed May 02, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kmag prepared to die for a point
Replies: 39
Views: 14066

Kmag prepared to die for a point

http://www.planetf1.com/news/magnussen- ... n-the-car/

I think its a bit over the top.. prepared to die for a point or even kill someone else in the process..
What happens to hard but fair racing like you see in top drivers ?
by mpls2
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [moved] drivers taking teams from 0 - Hero
Replies: 156
Views: 28784

Re: When will everyone realize McLaren's wearing no clothes?

And if you really still wonder why a top team like Mercedes would sign Hamilton... just as same as why McLaren would sign Alonso, and Ferrari sign Alonso and then Vettel, and so on. They are the best and fastest F1 drivers that are available to them at the given time. Does that make a sense to you?...
by mpls2
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [moved] drivers taking teams from 0 - Hero
Replies: 156
Views: 28784

Re: When will everyone realize McLaren's wearing no clothes?

I think that McLaren and Red Bull were a step above Lotus and Ferrari in 2012. They took poles regularly while Lotus and Ferrari struggled to compete in qualifying. Hard to disagree with that imho. Lotus had a good race car but it wasn't equal all round to McL or RB. 2012, I would say it was a batt...
by mpls2
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 58
Views: 21761

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix

Hamilton, Vettel and Gasly. Bottas should have won this, dropped right back when he should have been closing. Ferrari look like they have a real monster of an engine Hamilton, in a car that outclases by far 3/4 of the field, overtaking 3 slow cars in one go and in a superior car does not make him d...
by mpls2
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 58
Views: 21761

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix

Hamilton, Vettel and Gasly. Bottas should have won this, dropped right back when he should have been closing. Ferrari look like they have a real monster of an engine Hamilton, in a car that outclasses by far 3/4 of the field, overtaking 3 slow cars in one go and in a superior car does not make him ...
by mpls2
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 54763

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Good damage limitation from McLaren to get a double points finish out of this poor weekend. Vintage McLaren strategy for Alonso. McLaren 3rd in WCC and the leading Renault team. Yes you just read that... Amazing ! considering both Maccs got lapped today... goes to show how far ahead both Merc and F...
by mpls2
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 54763

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Good damage limitation from McLaren to get a double points finish out of this poor weekend. Vintage McLaren strategy for Alonso. McLaren 3rd in WCC and the leading Renault team. Yes you just read that... Amazing ! considering both Maccs got lapped today... goes to show how far ahead both Merc and F...
by mpls2
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 46903

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Is: Gasly that good OR Toro Rosso that good OR Honda that good? Toro Rosso have a history of cranking out drivers such as Vettel, Ricciardo, and Verstappen. Do not ignore the simple fact that the Red Bull driver program is the best of all the teams. Gasly is that good. Better than Alonso? Interesti...
by mpls2
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 54763

Re: 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

SDLRob wrote:Couple of laps more and Bottas had Seb...
Twenty more laps and everyone wuold need to pit again and then Vetteel will still have it .. so what if eh !