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by Zazu
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14416

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Was just looking at the driving standings and 22 and 20 points for the Racing Point drivers is a shambles given the pace the car has shown Can anyone explain why the drivers kept trying (and failing) to overtake on the outside of Stowe? Need a huge advantage to pass as going very long way round and ...
by Zazu
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Practice And Qualifying Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 8839

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Practice And Qualifying Thread

I can't remember F1 being in a worse state of affairs Cars completely planted round half the track without needing to brake, Mercedes' dominance worse than ever with teammates who are more likely to be seen giving each other a massage than a fight, Albon and Stroll proving passport/marketability and...
by Zazu
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2020 calendar
Replies: 120
Views: 8858

Re: New 2020 calendar

Circuit is wide. F1 have tested there, it has many configurations


Spain taken off UK safe list 😂
by Zazu
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2020 calendar
Replies: 120
Views: 8858

Re: New 2020 calendar

Portimao intend to let fans in. No exact numbers but it's expected to be in the tens of thousands I might have missed something but Portugal can't even get onto the UK safe list which currently has 74 countries on it! Barcelona race is baffling me as well. France are advising against travel to Catal...
by Zazu
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1796

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Passing a medical and being race fit are completely different. Wouldn't surprise me if he was competitive

Rins and Crutchlow were slowest and second slowest today but weren't a million miles away
by Zazu
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lando Norris thread
Replies: 11
Views: 1251

Re: The Official Lando Norris thread

That picture was put all over social media by McLaren and cynical old me can't help feel its purely a PR/media stunt The mechanics will be bonkersly well drilled in stripping the car and if he genuinely wanted to help he'd have been better off brushing the floor or making brews He does seem like a g...
by Zazu
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kimi Raikkonen AMA on Reddit
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

Re: Kimi Raikkonen AMA on Reddit

Fiki wrote:I had to look up what an "AMA" is.

With more than 5,000 posts, I don't think my question would even get read.
Had a quick look at the thread and baffled why people wrote paragraphs for a question.
by Zazu
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1796

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Quest have highlights 6pm Mondays

Marquez getting operated on today. Dr Mir says could possibly be back by Brno!

Could have some very bizarre races later in the year. Rins, Marquez and Crutchlow coming back with nothing at all to lose racing against fabio, Vinales and Dovi in a title fight
by Zazu
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1796

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Great action but as one hand gives the other takes away Rins broken shoulder out of championship contention Marquez broken arm out of championship contention Rossi uncompetitive Will be nice to see someone other than Marquez winning and will get some great racing but will be a hollow championship wh...
by Zazu
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2020 calendar
Replies: 120
Views: 8858

Re: New 2020 calendar

Must be huge question mark over Barcelona. Shops have closed again and currently getting 1000+ cases per day. Cant see F1 rolling up helping to encourage everyone to stay indoors when it's 30degrees everyday
by Zazu
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 8111

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Mercedes are starting on mediums as well The writings been on the wall since Mercedes improved in slow corners last year. The only reason last year was remotely interesting is because Ferrari had a warp speed button that enabled them to out qualify and get track position on tracks with long straights
by Zazu
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 4946

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Threa

Shake of the head from Verstappen. This Mercedes dominance is shocking - Mercedes deserve all the credit but 2022 can't come soon enough. Every week since 2014 weve heard Toto play down Mercedes chances whilst Ferrari and Red Bull play up theirs. The best thing about today is last year's Mercedes c...
by Zazu
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 4946

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Threa

Barring the odd race where the track suited Red Bull or the turbo charged Ferrari, Mercedes have been completely dominant since the hybrids came in The fact they are half a second clear of the next closest competitor (which is their 2019 car) just shows how car dominated the results are as most alre...
by Zazu
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 4946

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Threa

Lots of talk about Reb Bull beating Merc in the slow corners. We'll see if that's the case. Toto Wolff has almost become a meme playing down Mercedes' chances. The Mercedes was very good in slow corners last year and looked like it was on rails flying round sector 3 in the Barca preseason test. He ...
by Zazu
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Of the two Austria races, which did you like more?
Replies: 16
Views: 1329

Re: Of the two Austria races, which did you like more?

Thought both races were boring Only interest in first race was due to the regular appearance of the safety car Second race was boring because knew how fast everyone was due to the previous weekend. I don't find people fighting over the lower points interesting at all whilst Mercedes romp off at the ...
by Zazu
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 25
Views: 2477

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

Maybe Renault have evidence Mercedes sold the parts/design rather than it being reverse engineered

Also, I don't think it's salty at all. All teams protest each other if they think the rules have been broken
by Zazu
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 7638

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Racing Point claim it was reverse engineered.

Seeing as they didn't protest it last week, maybe Renault have evidence that Racing Point purchased it from Mercedes
by Zazu
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 10319

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Bottas has said he had a problem with his front brake glazing so couldn't push The Mercedes and red bull are obviously very strong in the wet. If you can't get the tyres in the correct temperature range the car just won't work. See it clearly when a car is super fast then next session with more wate...
by Zazu
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mugello (and Sochi) races to be confirmed imminently.
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Mugello (and Sochi) races to be confirmed imminently.

Sochi selling tickets and insist spectators will be there

Mugello is a great circuit in great setting but barring the main straight F1 cars won't be able to pass or get near each other for the rest of the lap
by Zazu
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 10319

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Steve_muzzy wrote:Ok, its only fp1 but 1st to 13th within a second....

Its only a 1.05 lap and clearly not true paces


When was the last time someone got grid penalty for overtaking under yellows in fp1?
by Zazu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 10319

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Monaco isn't a hotspot. The last death from it was in April and they've had single figures of cases since the
by Zazu
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 10319

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Pretty much all weather forecasts now have rain forecast for Saturday. Would love to see some chaos leading to a jumbled up grid
by Zazu
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2020 calendar
Replies: 120
Views: 8858

Re: New 2020 calendar

Melbourne has just gone back into lockdown for six weeks after 1048 cases in 14days

Wouldn't surprise me if F1 misses 2021 there as well
by Zazu
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's grid penalty.
Replies: 19
Views: 1214

Re: Hamilton's grid penalty.

There was a problem with Hamiltons onboard footage, the grid is always published on race day. If you read the article there was an official notification 97 mins before the race after they'd studied the 360footage. The fact both Red Bull and Mercedes went to P2 and p5 on the grid before the final ste...
by Zazu
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 10319

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Hamilton was .012 seconds from pole last week so doesn't need to sort much of his lap out....

Race was only exciting because of the safety cars. Assuming they sort out the reliabilty comfortable Mercedes 1-2, Red Bull 3-4
by Zazu
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 12604

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

For those not happy with the safety cars, I will start banging the drum I've been banging for a good few years now. SLOW ZONES are needed, like they have in the WEC. It would solve the problem so easily. Do slow zones work any differently to yellows or double waved yellows? They have the virtual SC
by Zazu
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 12604

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

All the Hamilton fan boys whinging

Would have been a disgrace if Hamilton was let passed and took the chequered flag race.
by Zazu
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 12604

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Swings and roundabouts. At mexico Verstappen ignored yellows and thought he still had pole due to another fast lap. Ended up getting punished by the grid penalty
by Zazu
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 12604

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Anthony Davidson didn't have Hamiltons on board footage for the lap analysis yesterday.

Not sure if that's related but pretty shabby stewards have to be be walked through the crime by a rival team


Bad day so far for Hamilton
by Zazu
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mclaren sponsors in 2005
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Mclaren sponsors in 2005

Tobacco advertising was banned in June or July that year
by Zazu
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 12604

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Red Bull claim he has driven through 4 yellow flags

Slam dunk penalty
by Zazu
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 12604

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Can anyone explain why Verstappen is starting on mediums? P3 was always the best he could have hoped for and the dirty side of the grid is dreadful here. Best chance of jumping a Mercedes is the start where they've now handicapped themselves
by Zazu
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 10131

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

I think he'll escape penalty Even if he got sent to the back of the grid he'd still easily finish second. Only thing that will spice up this season is if Hamilton gets a dnf as I think it's going to be incredibly hard for bottas-hamilton to take bigs points off each other when they finish 1-2 most w...
by Zazu
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 10131

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

Mercedes with nearly 1 second advantage over a 1.05 lap

A Ferrari out in Q2

🙄
by Zazu
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 10131

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

Because a car goes through scrutineerning for the first time at the opening race.

In testing they can give legality opinions but no official decision u til now
by Zazu
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 10131

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

Not trying to undervalue Stroll but when he's looking so good in the timings, You've to imagine how good the car might be. True. You'd wonder what would happen if you put a Verstappen or Hamilton in that car. Well can just look at last year's results to see what Hamilton would do I'd love merc 1-2,...
by Zazu
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 10131

Re: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

From testing and fp1 Mercedes looking like they have 2014 performance advantage again
by Zazu
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Now TV coverage in UK for 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 42386

Re: Now TV coverage in UK for 2020

I think you need to youtube business 101 if you think the fair price for a shortened season of F1 should be £50

Sky UK pay $150million a year for exclusive rights
by Zazu
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 316
Views: 13106

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Anyway..... In more positive (IMO) news. And to give the topic a vague F1 link - Hamilton lent his support to the BLM protests last weekend. CBtUH0OBRf3 But not only that, he has established a commission to look into the challenges young Black people face associated with STEM. https://www.bbc.co.uk...
by Zazu
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New Graphics
Replies: 12
Views: 1019

Re: New Graphics

Does anyone know how much the AWS sponsorship/partnership deal is worth?