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by stevey
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix...
Replies: 121
Views: 9053

Re: Countdown to 2021 Australian Grand Prix...

Thread should be renamed to Countdown to Bahrain as Australia is not the first race this season :(
by stevey
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could Red Bull have been faster than Mercedes since Turkey?
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Could Red Bull have been faster than Mercedes since Turkey?

If we update the results, to give Max wins in the races where he had incidents (Imola, Turkey and Sakhir) then the WDC looks like this: Hamilton: 333 (-14) / 9 wins (-2) Verstappen: 281 (+67) / 5 wins (+3) Bottas: 218 (-5) / 2 wins (==) Russell: 1 (-1) / 0 wins(==) Hamilton would have been 88 point...
by stevey
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11804

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

If you look at Bottas latest statement on F1 it really seems like going up against Lewis for the last few years has completely destroyed him mentally. I'm not surprised by his poor performance this race, since the WDC went he just seems like there's no fight left in him at this stage. He needs a ful...
by stevey
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11180

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Is it just me that kind of cant wait for the entertainment value of Mazepin in the big leagues. I expect a full on PR disaster at every event, poor performances, controversy after controversy. This might put a big black mark against a future pay drivers.
by stevey
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?
Replies: 88
Views: 6719

Re: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?

For me 3 reasons, 1. Admitting the junior driver programmer has failed is a huge thing for them, but I do think doing this would free them up for options now and in the future. Especially if it comes to a close battle for the WCC where you need proven 1 and 2 drivers to be close. 2. Is the Thai inve...
by stevey
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3971

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

And its the last race of the year so you got to expect Lewis wants to race, get the fireworks at the end, do the spins, the last lot of interviews. It's like the curtain close for the season, every driver will want to be there.
by stevey
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 British Grand Prix
Replies: 50
Views: 9366

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

Hamilton, Leclerc and Sainz for me
by stevey
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 101475

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

What makes Verstappen’s 2017 and 2018 special is not only that he was faster than Ricciardo, but the gap he had over Ricciardo. His average gap over Ricciardo was almost 2 tenths in clean qualifying sessions. That’s the same gap Hamilton has over Bottas, and double the gap Hamilton had over Rosberg...
by stevey
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 101475

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

I've read through this thread and am honestly scratching my head about the data being used to come up with this imaginary 2 tenths and how the conclusions are being reached. It would probably be easier to look at the difference in the cars ability to do a lap and then attribute a time against that. ...
by stevey
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who should replace Bottas at Merc
Replies: 67
Views: 14107

Re: Who should replace Bottas at Merc

Out of the current field i'd like to see Verstappen, Vettel, Leclerc and Riccardo. I voted for Verstappen as everyone says he's in the same league as Hamilton, that would be a powder keg waiting to go off.

I honestly feel though even Verstappen would come off second best.
by stevey
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour
Replies: 134
Views: 20781

Re: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour

it would have been great if on the podium he had done the gladiator shout of " Are you not entertained?"

In regards to the thread his behaviour while a little childish was acceptable in my opinion as it shows he still has passion for what he is doing.
by stevey
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Bottas Bounce Back in 2019??
Replies: 310
Views: 85757

Re: Will Bottas Bounce Back in 2019??

i'm not sure Bottas is done yet, even with a poor showing in Canada he still seems to be on it.

If anything else the more pressure on him the more dangerous he will become to LH. He will start taking serious risks on track for overtakes etc.

It will be interesting to see.
by stevey
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 123567

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

I dont think the tyres need changing, Marko said in his statement that merc essentially focused more on mechanical grip and more downforce while the rest went with less downforce and struggle with the tyres. They all had the same data and tests on the tyres yet chose their own approach which back fi...
by stevey
Fri May 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 123567

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

having the best engine isn't simply the most powerful engine, you got reliability to take into account, you also have to look at how the engine delivers its power. Any factory team could produce an engine that is more powerful than the merc engine but doesnt have the reliability or any of the other ...
by stevey
Thu May 16, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 123567

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

The previous conversation was based on the whole package and also pointed out that having a great engine helps when stuck in dirty air and aero becomes less effective.
by stevey
Thu May 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 123567

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

What I was originally trying to say is that their car design philosophy is for the car to be in clear air, obviously all cars are designed this way but some of the teams likely realize they will spend the majority of the races sat in dirty air so may change their design philosophy to allow for bett...
by stevey
Wed May 15, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 123567

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

What I was originally trying to say is that their car design philosophy is for the car to be in clear air, obviously all cars are designed this way but some of the teams likely realize they will spend the majority of the races sat in dirty air so may change their design philosophy to allow for bette...
by stevey
Wed May 15, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 123567

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

They have such a great engine and chassis combo but when not out in front and sat in dirty air where the aero is less functional they can still keep the pace and pressure the car infront.
by stevey
Tue May 14, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 123567

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

I think Mercs design philosophy is based on the car running at the front and when it doesn't the engine can compensate and drag them up. RBR used to be like that, the first 2 laps of any race they would pull so much time on the rest of the field and then the pace would even out without them turning ...
by stevey
Tue May 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What Should Ferrari Do?
Replies: 36
Views: 7940

Re: What Should Ferrari Do?

One area I feel particularly strong about for Ferrari is their inability to act on instinct in a race and make fast calls that would potentially benefit the team. I feel like lots of people who have watched the sport for many years can make better strategic calls than the team with all the data. Las...
by stevey
Tue May 14, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Well Done Mercedes and LH
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

Re: Well Done Mercedes and LH

Well done that team.

I do love when F1, not just ham and merc, gets involved in stuff like this around the world. Then you really get the feeling of it having a positive global influence.
by stevey
Tue May 14, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Blanked by Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 20
Views: 5886

Re: Blanked by Lewis Hamilton

probably doesn't know who she is, merc is a big team and then immediately sees someone he does know and goes for them.

A little bit of an odd thread??
by stevey
Mon May 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 123567

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Car Wheelbase [mm] Length[mm] Rake [°] Red Bull RB15 3619 5654 1.93 Haas VF-19 3621 5656 1.59 Williams FW42 3644 5679 1.68 McLaren MCL34 3648 5683 1.67 Ferrari SF90 3653 5688 1.64 Racing Point RP19 3664 5699 2.04 Renault R.S.19 3672 5707 2.15 Toro Rosso STR15 3693 5728 2.00 Alfa Romeo C38 3697 5732 ...
by stevey
Mon May 13, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 123567

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Has Ferrari adopted the short wheel base and high rake similar to Red Bull? This could be one of the avenues that isn't working out for them. Mercs car has the lowest of all rake as well as the long wheel base and that is part of their design philosophy. I remember at the last test they tried a high...
by stevey
Sun May 12, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 30945

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Whens the pit window here, would have been interesting if vettel had pitted for hard at lap2
by stevey
Sun May 12, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 30945

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel has a flat spot, needs to move over for leclerc
by stevey
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Qualy outlap etiquette
Replies: 11
Views: 3660

Re: Qualy outlap etiquette

I think its a lesson every driver learns at one point and thinks they've been cheated when its happened to them. Its happened to Hamilton and Vettel in the past, not to this degree, but they soon learnt their lesson. I just hope Max doesnt use the next race to simply target Vettel on his outlap and ...
by stevey
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Bottas Bounce Back in 2019??
Replies: 310
Views: 85757

Re: Will Bottas Bounce Back in 2019??

If RedBull dont deliver Max will leave of his own accord.

Another season and it looks like he wont have a chance at a WDC, how many more is he going to wait realistically?
by stevey
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 11011

Re: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019

Absolutey shocked and gutted.

RIP to one of the many unsung heroes in F1. You will be missed.
by stevey
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 38851

Re: Point for fastest lap

I'd much rather a points system for quali than for fastest lap.
by stevey
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 124304

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Line

front wing/nose was on the list, not a replica of ferraris design but an suspected improvement to their own design as
by stevey
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 124304

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Line

Merc bringing lots of upgrades, new sidepods, front wing, t bar. God knows what else - looks like the pressure is on. As a merc fan I have this feeling that they are massively sandbagging and come australia are going to smash it.
by stevey
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Similarities between McLaren now and Williams 10 years ago
Replies: 20
Views: 7007

Re: Similarities between McLaren now and Williams 10 years a

What is Williams sources of income other than racing. McLaren and Williams both get legacy payments but the Mclaren tech centre/ cars have a steady income that leaves me to believe one day they may bounce back. The one problem being they got rid of Ron Dennis who was a huge driving force for their s...
by stevey
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: In my opinion Max very well may be the best driver
Replies: 197
Views: 53621

Re: In my opinion Max very well may be the best driver

In my opinion he's good/great but he's not driving for championships, you can see in Lewis that he is driving with control because that what he needs to do to manage the car that eats tyres and save the engine. If he was in Max's boat not really driving for anything other than the odd race win then ...
by stevey
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 18760

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Toto is probably the only person in F1 I would not mess with.

I expect him to pick up Horner and plant him 3ft into the ground.

:lol:
by stevey
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lets Get Ready to Rummmmbllleeee.
Replies: 34
Views: 9198

Re: Lets Get Ready to Rummmmbllleeee.

Hamilton simply pulls out his 5 wdc trophies and uses them as weapons to kill the roster. Meanwhile Bottas who Hamilton spares betrays him with a 2nd place trophy from Russia to the head and stands supreme Bottas steps out of the ring only to realise that the last entrant hasn't entered yet and suff...
by stevey
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 72547

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Max caused that crash not Ocon.

The only reason there is an argument about it is because of the circumstance around their respective positions.

If it was an overtake for a real position gain the FIA would have punished Max for not leaving enough/any room.
by stevey
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix
Replies: 37
Views: 12418

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

Hamilton, Raikonnen and Ricciardo for me. Verstappen lost it with poor descision making and it cost him big.
by stevey
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 519
Views: 72547

Re: 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Racing incident plain and simple, Highlights things to work on for both drivers, for Max he just needs to add the restraint to his driving that LH is showing today in order to get results looking at the bigger picture. For ocon he had to rely on Max to move out the way to get that overtake done and ...
by stevey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if Hamilton stayed with Mclaren?
Replies: 27
Views: 9887

Re: What if Hamilton stayed with Mclaren?

I think Vettel would have gone give his defeat to Ricciardo. I think seb has the beating of Rosberg over a season