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by ReservoirDog
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 11695

Re: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel just keep on embarrassing himself. It's his 14th spin in 4 years if my counting is correct. And fourth without contact.
by ReservoirDog
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before USA
Replies: 388
Views: 78014

Re: Was Ferrari infringing on the technical directive before

Why did FiA simply give this statement in the first place?
by ReservoirDog
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes steering wheels innovation
Replies: 119
Views: 20869

Re: Mercedes steering wheels innovation

Before we all get carried away with the genius of Mercedes, lets just wait to ensure it's actually of benefit and lasts the season as something important. Indeed nobody has really shown their hand yet, in particular I would say Red Bull. We hear that every year. And then Red Bull arrives in Melbour...
by ReservoirDog
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes steering wheels innovation
Replies: 119
Views: 20869

Re: Mercedes steering wheels innovation

I don’t hate Mercedes for being better than Ferrari and much richer than everyone else. I hate them for not having the cojones to put a better driver in the second seat. I am personally tired of the Bottas Hamilton partnership and not Bottas's biggest fan but I have to admit that Bottas is no slouc...
by ReservoirDog
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes steering wheels innovation
Replies: 119
Views: 20869

Re: Mercedes steering wheels innovation

It is an obvious thing to do, so shame on other teams that didn't come up with it. This also wraps up the season for me. Mercedes will dominate this season unlike last 3 where they are matched in a lot of races by Ferrari and sometimes Red Bull. But this innovation will catapult them to the top agai...
by ReservoirDog
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Formula One PREDICTIONS Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 4695

Re: 2020 Formula One PREDICTIONS Thread

I think it'll be almost a repeat of 2019. Red Bull will disappoint, Ferrari may look promising but flounder. Max moves to Mercedes after 4 wins at Red Bull. Vettel makes mistakes and is fired by Ferrari.
by ReservoirDog
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hypothetically, who goes to Red Bull?
Replies: 29
Views: 5060

Re: Hypothetically, who goes to Red Bull?

For those saying Vettel and Alonso, might as well mention Hakkinen there as well then.
by ReservoirDog
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 32
Views: 5219

Re: 2020 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

At Abu Dhabi Mercedes had a clear 0.5 to 0.75s / lap advantage over the Red Bull in the opening laps. That is an eternity and the gap can't be expected to close by 2020. I say, Mercedes will start the 2020 season clearly in front of both Red Bull and Ferrari. My guess is 0.5 sec over Red Bull in Au...
by ReservoirDog
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 32
Views: 5219

Re: 2020 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

At Abu Dhabi Mercedes had a clear 0.5 to 0.75s / lap advantage over the Red Bull in the opening laps. That is an eternity and the gap can't be expected to close by 2020. I say, Mercedes will start the 2020 season clearly in front of both Red Bull and Ferrari. My guess is 0.5 sec over Red Bull in Au...
by ReservoirDog
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who wins Ferrari's next WDC?
Replies: 26
Views: 3756

Re: Who wins Ferrari's next WDC?

Robot wrote:
ReservoirDog wrote:I can tell you who WON'T be the next WDC. That's Vettel.

This x 1000. Ferrari is not going to win next year and Vettel is going to be out of Ferrari after next year. Said that, the next cycle is going to be for RB not Ferrari in my opinion.
Even if Ferrari win next year, it would be Le Clerck.
by ReservoirDog
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who wins Ferrari's next WDC?
Replies: 26
Views: 3756

Re: Who wins Ferrari's next WDC?

I can tell you who WON'T be the next WDC. That's Vettel.
by ReservoirDog
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton
Replies: 109
Views: 13331

Re: Ferrari '21 - Would you sign Hamilton

Even if Vettel wasn't retiring, if Hamilton is ready, I'd throw out Vettel without a second thought.
by ReservoirDog
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 32
Views: 5219

Re: 2020 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

At Abu Dhabi Mercedes had a clear 0.5 to 0.75s / lap advantage over the Red Bull in the opening laps. That is an eternity and the gap can't be expected to close by 2020. I say, Mercedes will start the 2020 season clearly in front of both Red Bull and Ferrari. My guess is 0.5 sec over Red Bull in Aus...
by ReservoirDog
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99119

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

So another decent team-mate and Vettel loses out.
by ReservoirDog
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which 2 drivers do you want to see fight for the 2020 WDC?
Replies: 57
Views: 6114

Re: Which 2 drivers do you want to see fight for the 2020 WD

I find it amusing not many are looking forewords to Vettel batteling. How the fallens have mightied.
by ReservoirDog
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which 2 drivers do you want to see fight for the 2020 WDC?
Replies: 57
Views: 6114

Re: Which 2 drivers do you want to see fight for the 2020 WD

Vershtappen wersis Hamilton or Vershtappen wersis Leclerck. Prefer former over latter, but both will do. I just want Vershtappen murdering another driver on track in a close battel.
by ReservoirDog
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clive James Dies Aged 80.
Replies: 11
Views: 2616

Re: Clive James Dies Aged 80.

Is he the guy he made strange dry sarcastic comments during race reviews?
by ReservoirDog
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Regs
Replies: 129
Views: 28086

Re: 2021 Regs

I think they are hoping that the budget cap will be self policing between the teams; Do you really want to be the team to be found to be cheating the new spending cap rules? There would be blue murder, and if anyone was hiding a ton of expense and suddenly started running away with every race, you ...
by ReservoirDog
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 112600

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

It seems that you didn't comprehend what I wrote (or perhaps stopped reading after the first sentence). If there was a safety car late in a race and all of the front-runners pitted for tires to go for the fastest lap; the Ferrari would be most likely to get it. You pulled that out of where? And eve...
by ReservoirDog
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 112600

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

It seems that you didn't comprehend what I wrote (or perhaps stopped reading after the first sentence). If there was a safety car late in a race and all of the front-runners pitted for tires to go for the fastest lap; the Ferrari would be most likely to get it. You pulled that out of where? And eve...
by ReservoirDog
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Mexican Grand Prix
Replies: 48
Views: 9098

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Mexican Grand Prix

Hamilton drove well. Richiardo did well too.
by ReservoirDog
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team will be strongest at each remaining circuit:
Replies: 55
Views: 17280

Re: Which team will be strongest at each remaining circuit:

Red Bull being the best car at Mexico is surprising to me. Where'd they get that pace from
by ReservoirDog
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 33465

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

Yet another bad race (and quali) by Verstappen. And he had a chance at victory. It's all gone pear-shaped after the summer break. He's making Vettel good by how terrible he is right now. The man needs to sort himself out. He clearly had the pace this weekend.
by ReservoirDog
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 112600

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

For those who seemingly didn't get the emoticon at the end, it wasn't a serious comment re: LEC/BOT The Merc is faster in race trim , and kinder on its tyres - while the Ferrari is still a one-trick pony. Their only chance of winning is to lock out the front row, and in the race use the 2nd driver ...
by ReservoirDog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gunther Steiner in hot Water?
Replies: 84
Views: 12896

Re: Gunther Steiner in hot Water?

This is nonsense. Why can't a team principal say whatever he wants over the team radio?

Just because they like to broadcast it, or listen to it, doesn't mean it's meant for their consumption.
by ReservoirDog
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 33465

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

Looks like he IS worried...

https://www.planetf1.com/news/red-bull- ... concerned/

It's becoming clear Red Bull isn't the car to be in.
by ReservoirDog
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 33465

Verstappen needs to watch his back

Before the summer break, Verstappen was the best driver of the season, many putting him even ahead of Hamilton. For the last 3 years, Verstappen has been considered the best new talent without any challenger. The hype around him has be unreal, much more than what we had with Hamilton in 2007. In the...
by ReservoirDog
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?
Replies: 47
Views: 5880

Re: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?

The trouble is if he was at Ferrari, then Verstappen, Vettel or Riccardo would be at Mercedes by now, or Rosberg racking up the World titles without him in the way, and we'll assume LeClerc is his team mate. But I certainly think he COULD win the title in a Ferrari, just as he has done in a McLaren...
by ReservoirDog
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?
Replies: 46
Views: 5366

Re: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?

It doesn't mean that we can assume the 2017 & '18 Ferrari F1 cars were automatically better than the Mercs, reservoir. All it really means is that Ferrari has built a competitive car lately, that Leclerc is out qualifying Vettel, and we may be seeing a changing of the guard with the Ferrari drivers...
by ReservoirDog
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?
Replies: 47
Views: 5880

Re: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?

Haa yes another thread of the better Ferrari, the same guy who didn't beat Rosberg in '16 or because he had one failure claimed his team is sabotaging him, wait till he meets the strategy department at Ferrari. Also assuming Vettel would be the other driver in Mercedes, which was delivering a 1,2 a...
by ReservoirDog
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?
Replies: 46
Views: 5366

Re: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?

There appears to be a concentrated effort to diminish Vettel and big up the 2017 & '18 Ferrari. At the same time we see an effort to portray the Merc cars as inferior to the Ferrari over that time frame. In doing so the rest of the respective team personnel, strategy, and development are removed fr...
by ReservoirDog
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?
Replies: 46
Views: 5366

Re: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?

DOLOMITE wrote:You maybe want to bump this thread
You might want to extend that to 2017 too.
by ReservoirDog
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?
Replies: 46
Views: 5366

Re: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?

Leclerc is monstering Vettel in qualifying and in the race Vettel is often faster. Leclerc is still a diamond in the (semi) rough who is learning very very quickly. My opinion on Vettel has shifted bigtime over the last couple of seasons and his current performance is consistent with his more typic...
by ReservoirDog
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?
Replies: 47
Views: 5880

Re: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?

Like the overwhelming majority of WDC's over the history of F1, it would dramatically depend on the car he's given. He's bloody good, but no driver can drive a slow car to a WDC, even if he is good enough to deliver result better than most in the sport. That really never made any sense to me. We de...
by ReservoirDog
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?
Replies: 47
Views: 5880

Re: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?

100% in 2017/18. PROBABLY in 2019, but would require some luck.
by ReservoirDog
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?
Replies: 46
Views: 5366

Re: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?

LeClercs form of late has certainly been impressive, but I was a little surprised to read today that over the last 9 races that LeClerc has outqualified Vettel, he has had an average advantage of more than 0.4s a lap. If Hamilton out qualified Vettel by the same margin consistently for 9 races you ...
by ReservoirDog
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?
Replies: 46
Views: 5366

Re: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?

there is one important ingredient missing in this equation... there is more than simply the car and Hamilton. The TEAM is a major factor and in both 2017 & 2018, Mercedes was the better team... ie managment, strategy, etc. Bottas finished 3rd and 5th. So it was both the team and the driver. There's...
by ReservoirDog
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?
Replies: 46
Views: 5366

Re: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?

Black_Flag_11 wrote:In 2017 the Mercedes was better, in 2018 the Ferrari was better.

In both years Hamilton was better.
That is a good way to put it.
by ReservoirDog
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?
Replies: 46
Views: 5366

Re: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?

This is an exercise I did with 2007 Ferrari and my belief is that it was faster than the McLaren, being held back by two average drivers. 2018 Ferrari I have always held was WDC-worthy and Vettel threw away a sure championship. 2017 was closer, but a driver at his very best may have won in that car...
by ReservoirDog
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?
Replies: 46
Views: 5366

Re: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?

If we could eliminate Leclerc Hamilton would have had the last 2 poles and people would be saying that Mercedes was the car to have at both of those races. That's all we heard in 2017 and 2018 when Hamilton was outqualifying Vettel. Anyway, I don't think Vettel is the same driver as he was early in...