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by F1_Ernie
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 43
Views: 1936

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Redbull have had the fastest car in both qualifying sessions. Redbull/Max should have won in Bahrain but we found out Max was losing 3 tenths a lap plus whatever the difference was in Hamilton was making in track limits, that would have put Max out of undercut range and most likely the win. In Imola...
by F1_Ernie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 382
Views: 100160

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/arti ... w-at-imola

Tells you all what you need to know about Bottas struggles.
by F1_Ernie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 43
Views: 1936

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Redbull was the fastest car in Bahrain, Verstappen was losing 3 tenths a lap due to a problem. Today Hamilton had slipstream and DRS for fastest lap. I though Hamilton was catching Max due to traffic more than anything, didnt really see how Max was dealing with the traffic but he lost a hell alot o...
by F1_Ernie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 43
Views: 1936

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Redbull was the fastest car in Bahrain, Verstappen was losing 3 tenths a lap due to a problem. Today Hamilton had slipstream and DRS for fastest lap. I though Hamilton was catching Max due to traffic more than anything, didnt really see how Max was dealing with the traffic but he lost a hell alot of...
by F1_Ernie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 405
Views: 10702

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

It's a shame in a sense that we didn't see how that would have played out at the front. Perhaps Lewis and Max would have both been swapping overtakes. I get the distinct sense it would have played out like the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix and Hamilton would have squeaked past Max for the win. The Merc...
by F1_Ernie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 405
Views: 10702

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton got extremely lucky there
by F1_Ernie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 405
Views: 10702

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:56 pm
Well, if there was ever a brilliant example of why DRS is giving too much advantage, that was it. Never got close when both were using it, passed well before the corner when Leclerc didn't have it.
It's that or see no overtaking and trains?
by F1_Ernie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 405
Views: 10702

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

F1_Ernie wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:53 pm
Helps both Norris and Leclerc for Leclerc to stay in DRS range
First lap Leclerc gets no DRS and Hamilton breezes past
by F1_Ernie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 405
Views: 10702

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Helps both Norris and Leclerc for Leclerc to stay in DRS range
by F1_Ernie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 405
Views: 10702

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

F1Tyrant wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:09 pm
F1_Ernie wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:07 pm
Personally think it wasnt worth the risk for Lewis.
Needed to send a message to Max than he wouldn't just let him by.
It was pretty obvious it wasnt going to work, Lewis should have backed out. It's a wet start so anything can happen.
by F1_Ernie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 405
Views: 10702

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Dont tell me the SC will be out now until the track is dry. Personally think it wasnt worth the risk for Lewis.
by F1_Ernie
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 9304

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

Stinker by Bottas, 4th would have kept him in place to help Hamilton out but unless Bottas has a cracking start he wont be nowhere. Tough race for Hamilton to win with 2 v 1.
by F1_Ernie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14509

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

https://www.racefans.net/2021/03/28/track-limits-policy-did-not-change-during-race-despite-hamiltons-warning-says-masi/ More on the track limits. Apparently every car but one did the right thing... Questionable how they manage it. I’m very confused about this whole track limits thing (which is prob...
by F1_Ernie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14509

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

That slow stop hurt Mercedes
by F1_Ernie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14509

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

is hamilton really this bad at not believing certain rules exist? Not believing in T4 track limits and claiming he's been doing the same all race. If hamilton has a weakness, it probably is related to misunderstanding some of the rules. FIA annouced track limits wouldnt be enforced during the race,...
by F1_Ernie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14509

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

JN23 wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:01 pm
mikeyg123 wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:59 pm
Odd to pit Bottas...
Obviously a disaster with what happened but would love to know the logic. Trying to push Red Bull into pitting?
I think that was the case otherwise Bottas would have got the undercut.
by F1_Ernie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14509

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

2 v 1 for Mercedes so lets hope they go aggressive on strategy. I don't believe they have anywhere near the pace to trouble Max. It's interesting now the dust as settled that it's been revealed that the new floor regs have cost the low rake cars 1 second in lap time compared to the high rake cars, ...
by F1_Ernie
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14509

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

2 v 1 for Mercedes so lets hope they go aggressive on strategy.
by F1_Ernie
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12421

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

2 v 1 for Mercedes, worse possible thing for the race is Bottas coming out 2nd after lap 1.
by F1_Ernie
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12421

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

:?: Perez would have been further behind but Verstappen never completed a 2nd run. Maybe if he'd some a second run on mediums. Well thats the point, if Verstappen completed a 2nd run on mediums the gap would have been bigger. How can you know Perez did identical laps on his mediums. Ok its no big d...
by F1_Ernie
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12421

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

:?:
pokerman wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:49 pm
F1_Ernie wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:48 pm
Perez would have been further behind but Verstappen never completed a 2nd run.
Maybe if he'd some a second run on mediums.
Well thats the point, if Verstappen completed a 2nd run on mediums the gap would have been bigger.
by F1_Ernie
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12421

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Perez would have been further behind but Verstappen never completed a 2nd run.
by F1_Ernie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6712

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Maybe it would have been better if Russell had been in the Merc, Hamilton's not looked on it at in the race, he did admit today that he felt better, I would question if he's fully fit. What more could Hamilton do? Not race... I think the only reason he was back in the car is he did not like someone...
by F1_Ernie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6712

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

pokerman wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Maybe it would have been better if Russell had been in the Merc, Hamilton's not looked on it at in the race, he did admit today that he felt better, I would question if he's fully fit.
What more could Hamilton do?
by F1_Ernie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6712

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Thanks Mercedes, too conservative as usual
by F1_Ernie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6712

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

tootsie323 wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:17 pm
F1_Ernie wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Mercedes just pit one car and get RB thinking, do something.
Hamilton seeking to force the issue?
I can dream Vowles does something
by F1_Ernie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6712

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Is Bottas holding Hamilton up? It's pretty unusual for Bottas to be faster so you'd guess so. If Hamilton was being held up, you would have thought he would drive at least a bit closer rather than 3 - 4 seconds. Surely around 2 seconds would do no harm to his tyres? Mercedes just don't look quick t...
by F1_Ernie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6712

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Mercedes just pit one car and get RB thinking, do something.
by F1_Ernie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6712

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Please go back to Brazil for the final race
by F1_Ernie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6712

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

:frown: Lewis doesn't look very punchy today. I don't think Hamilton has overtaken a leading car in open racing here. Only off the start in 2014. It's a combination of a track where it's tough to overtake and he's still recovering from COVID-19. Not just overtaking, it seems like he is just driving...
by F1_Ernie
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6712

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

:frown: Lewis doesn't look very punchy today. I don't think Hamilton has overtaken a leading car in open racing here. Only off the start in 2014. It's a combination of a track where it's tough to overtake and he's still recovering from COVID-19. Not just overtaking, it seems like he is just driving ...
by F1_Ernie
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11178

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

That's just my view on who posted the video as it makes no sense, I think its BS.
by F1_Ernie
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11178

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Not sure why a woman would find it funny posting a video of her being touched on the bloke who did the touching’s SM. Personally think that’s all BS. Funny - No Good for business - Definitely I’m not saying that was definitely the case but it’s perfectly plausible that she had her own motives for p...
by F1_Ernie
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11178

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Not sure why a woman would find it funny posting a video of her being touched on the bloke who did the touching’s SM. Personally think that’s all BS.
by F1_Ernie
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6712

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Will be a boring 1 stopper on a poor track which is difficult to overtake. I still believe Mercedes should win if all 3 cars are close together in a 2v1 scenario.
by F1_Ernie
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14181

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

I would look at how much Vettel earns and his performances the last 4 years than worry about Hamilton.
by F1_Ernie
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11804

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

Sigh ... Why can’t we have good things? HAM/RUS for 2021 please. Why the hell Toto gave Bottas a seat for 2021 so early I don’t know. George was immense today. So funny the commentators were going on about George possibly fluffing the start and the “experienced” drivers like Leclerc and Verstappen ...
by F1_Ernie
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14181

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

Bottas tyres are well old
by F1_Ernie
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14181

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

What a complete mess, looks like Vowles has taken over the pit crew.
by F1_Ernie
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 382
Views: 100160

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

Hamilton generally always had better race pace, tyre wear and fuel management over Rosberg and Bottas. There’s an obsession with Bottas being able to race Hamilton but it’s not exactly something Rosberg could do either, how many times did Rosberg overtake Hamilton to beat him in 14-16? Rosberg was ...