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by Zazu
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Bahrain Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 1856

Re: 2020 Bahrain Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

[quote="j man I continue to be baffled by the idea of these AWS stats. Who on earth thinks that having a computer tell you what the result is going to be is a good thing? Surely the whole appeal of this sport (indeed any sport) is supposed to be uncertainty? It's one of the many symptoms of the spor...
by Zazu
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 529
Views: 44785

Re: Silly Season 2021

i'm reading that mazepin sr has sniffed around a few teams in the past as a potential buyer. wouldn't seem a stretch that haas could announce a co-owner, or sell the entire operation. I wouldn't be entirely shocked if, a couple of seasons from now, we have Haas run by the Mazepins, Aston Martin run...
by Zazu
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 6180

Re: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Race Thread

We got a glimpse of what F1 would be like without DRS today. Far more entertaining than when DRS kicked in and the field spread like crazy. Crazy Perez is second on the podium and no drive next year It stopped being entertaining when Hamilton hit the front. It's boring because he's so good and reli...
by Zazu
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 290
Views: 6180

Re: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Race Thread

Unbelievable no one tried slicks. If you're running out of the points nothing to lose other than a crash damage bill
by Zazu
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 4621

Re: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I think that radio transcript is misleading. He could have slowed in the yellow zone then told to keep pushing in next sector as just single so lap will still be valid
by Zazu
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 4621

Re: 2020 Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Total waste of time yet the Sky team thought it was good because we need unpredictability and then coming up of ways for all FP1 sessions to be like this in particular Chandhook, I'm speechless. They really are just a bunch of clowns. I don't agree with Chandhok's covering the circuit to make the t...
by Zazu
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 5704

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Mir and Rins have been the best riders this year. I think Rins is the best rider besides Marquez but I'm hoping with the world title Mir will go to another level. After the opening rounds Quartararo and Vinales basically had a 40point head start and have just been dreadful since. With the Yamaha rid...
by Zazu
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 calendar
Replies: 18
Views: 933

Re: 2021 calendar

Could Malaysia be an option? It’s a similar part of the world to Vietnam and we’ve raced around that time there previously. They have Singapore GP in the region that cannabilises attendance. Malaysian government won't subside the event as the benefits are extremely limited. Cant see F1 budging on a...
by Zazu
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 calendar
Replies: 18
Views: 933

Re: 2021 calendar

A country like Vietnam hosting F1 never made sense.
by Zazu
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia GP Confirmed for 2021
Replies: 58
Views: 2784

Re: Saudi Arabia GP Confirmed for 2021

Azerbaijan, China, Russia, Bahrain, UAE... Not sure why everyone's getting so bent out of shape when F1 has been racing at dodgy countries for years. As for Lewis.... Lewis Hamilton said he didn’t “know enough about the human rights issue that's happening in Saudi Arabia”. “I have some friends that ...
by Zazu
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia GP Confirmed for 2021
Replies: 58
Views: 2784

Re: Saudi Arabia GP Confirmed for 2021

Aramco were the title sponsor of 3 races in the original 2020 calendar and pay $50million for trackside signage. No doubt they'll be paying an astronomical hosting fee as well

Middle East is a huge market for high end cars so it's a no brainer
by Zazu
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Intercity Istanbul Park
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Intercity Istanbul Park

Turn 8s expected to be easy flat out. The DRS zone will be into turn 12, I think it will be like Portimao where the overtake is too easy

I expect easy Mercedes 1-2. Pit stop loss is short and with overtaking possible can't see anything other than Hamilton win
by Zazu
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Alex Albon Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 3995

Re: The Official Alex Albon Thread

Red Bull is 51% owned by Thai family. His situation is similar to Strolls and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he was still in the car next year
by Zazu
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kvyat raced 8 laps with undone seat belts
Replies: 26
Views: 1807

Re: Kvyat raced 8 laps with undone seat belts

I don't understand why everyone has a meltdown when the seat belts come loose.

The drivers are wearing a helmet and practically lying down anyway

Errol Spence Jr crashed his Ferrari road car, rolled it three times and only walked away with a chipped tooth.
by Zazu
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 3144

Re: 2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Mercedes have tweeted a picture of the debris feom under Bottas' car. Not surprised it was difficult to drive. I think he's a great number 2 driver, people just get annoyed because it leads to predictable results due to the Mercedes dominance Amazed Albon has lasted the season. His performances have...
by Zazu
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 3144

Re: 2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Albon: "I'm quite happy with the gap to Max" If he thinks 4 tenths appart is enough to be happy with, No wonder he is likely to be out of this team next year. Some of the things he says are just bizzare. Such as when he said "these guys race me so hard" when Gasly came flying by in a slower car. Th...
by Zazu
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 8453

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread

The softs lastest long enough in the opening stint when other teams were running with full fuel. Bottas was just answering to completely diffuse the situation like he always does
by Zazu
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 8453

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread

Verstappen about to lap Albon. If people are against Bottas for his race pace, Albon must have a pretty serious [roblem. If anything Verstappen has been rather underwhelming pacewise today too. Albon lapped, Bottas losing nearly second per lap when they were actually racing. Cant see either of them...
by Zazu
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 8453

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread

It's a Mercedes rule. Hamiltons asked for different tyres in the past and not been allowed. If Bottas went onto soft there would still be hope of a race with a SC but now the race is over
by Zazu
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 8453

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread

Bottas doesn't deserve the win but with their dominance Mercedes not allowing their drivers to have different tyres is infuriating
by Zazu
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 5704

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Everyone keeps talking about Mir not winning but he was leading by half the track at Austria when it got red flagged. With a double header at a cold Valencia I expect one of the yamahas to win the title. Cant take seriously a champion who wins then next race is at the tail end of the top 10 or worse...
by Zazu
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 529
Views: 44785

Re: Silly Season 2021

Bottas fluffled the start at Hungary and Barcelona. The only other times Verstappens beaten him were due to mechanical/tyre issues and Silverstone when the Red Bull worked better in hot conditions. He has no ego and is a perfect second driver. Albon shows how bad things could be. Russell gets mad pr...
by Zazu
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 6628

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Hopefully some of the predicted showers arrive

If it's dry there's no overtaking opportunities
by Zazu
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 203
Views: 8360

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

I don't understand the tennis anology. Federer and Nadal raised the bar... then Djokovic came along and did the same again. I've no doubt whatsoever a female tennis player will come along and obliterate Serena Williams grand Slam titles haul. Arsene Wenger made improvements but he didn't suddenly ta...
by Zazu
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 5903

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

a lot of drivers locking up and making mistakes. Vettel, Bottas and Kimi that's what a classic track makes. Sinuous corners with various radius, elevation changes...A lot to play with, gain or lose. Also more ways to overtake. Now they make tracks with long straights and 90 degrees corners, which a...
by Zazu
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 5903

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:41 pm
So far, this isn't a food advert for the sport. Lots of poor driving.
The top cars going 2 seconds a lap faster than the rest of the field is a much bigger issue to attracting new viewers
by Zazu
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 5903

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

Bottas huge blunder
by Zazu
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 5704

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Another good race today but whoever wins this title I can't think of a less deserving world champion. After 9 races Vinales, Dovi and Quartararo have only had 3 good races each. Mir has been half decent more regularly but still hasn't won a MotoGP race and was truly abysmal in the wet. With Marquez ...
by Zazu
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 5193

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

The weather forecasts are showing less than 50% chance of light showers in the morning and low probability qually and race time. Unless its proper rain the track dries in about 2 mins of the cars running and they dont/can't run in the proper wet. I think people are trying to talk it up to create ant...
by Zazu
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 5193

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

In the narrative in your head he is in a dominant car and far superior to his teammate so should win every race. It doesn't work like that though....
by Zazu
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 5193

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Will be interesting to see what happens. Hamiltons momentum has been disturbed the last few races. He really should have won the last 3 races but only has one. Because of that vettels 13 wins in a single season record will remain intact. If bottas can win 2 in a row it will get some people excited....
by Zazu
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda to quit F1 after 2021
Replies: 161
Views: 6375

Re: Honda to quit F1 after 2021

I know people will hate me saying it but... electric for 2026 onwards? Large manufacturers seem to have little appetite for these highly expensive and largely irrelevant power units. In the more immediate future though, surely it’s back to Renault for 2022. Electric will kill F1, it just doesn't ha...
by Zazu
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fernando - Amazon Prime
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Fernando - Amazon Prime

Its good but can't see any non-motorsport fans being interested like Drive to Survive Get a glimpse of life as a high profile F1 driver Indy episode kinda ruined by him not qualifying for the race... Dakar episodes are good. Think it's the only time you see the 'real' Alonso where he's just amongst ...
by Zazu
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fernando - Amazon Prime
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Fernando - Amazon Prime

Only stumbled across this today. Cameras follow him on his 'sabbatical' doing WEC, Indy and Dakar. Watched first 2 episodes and its good so far.
by Zazu
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 8975

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

Sainz moaning about turn two.... well clearly you're not supposed to drive through the bollards at full speed are you? The whole point of the chicane is to slow you down, but no it has to be changed because you're an idiot! To be fair it is a horrible piece of track design. That bollard chicane is ...
by Zazu
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 4919

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Bottas had two mediocre laps in q3. People on here talking as if he absolutely nailed his laps and can't fathom how the car could go any faster. Hamilton had poor laps in Q2. If Hamilton finished p15 the red flags, vettel or Mercedes would have been blamed. If the shoe was on the other foot and Bott...
by Zazu
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault re-branding to Alpine for next season!
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

Re: Renault re-branding to Alpine for next season!

They are returning to WEC/Le Mans in LMP1 as well

Makes sense to me. Like Abarth and Cupra where you can charge premium prices
by Zazu
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 5704

Re: Official 2020 MotoGP Thread

Bagnaia has been the only rider that's impressed me this year. Podium at Misano and on for a podium at Jerez when his bike broke. Missed all the Ducati tracks with a broken leg The races have been entertaining but only because Marquez isn't there and 10seconds up the road. Far from a vintage year On...
by Zazu
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most expensive crash in F1?
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Re: Most expensive crash in F1?

The big teams ran wind tunnels 24/7 and did 100,000km+ of testing a year. There are plenty of interviews from the time where team principles talk about budgets before and after '08 and the lack of sponsors and manufacturer input I don't doubt that they went down dramatically between 2007 and 2008. ...
by Zazu
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most expensive crash in F1?
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Re: Most expensive crash in F1?

The big teams ran wind tunnels 24/7 and did 100,000km+ of testing a year. There are plenty of interviews from the time where team principles talk about budgets before and after '08 and the lack of sponsors and manufacturer input