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by dpastern
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Planet F1 Driver Ratings 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 32458

Re: Planet F1 Driver Ratings 2019

I disagree - Leclerc's efforts in Italy were very much worthy of a penalty. And, given Ferrari's cheating (it's pretty clear that they were doing something illegal . When you can't get past the car in front on the circuit with the fastest and longest straights, with a tow, and with DRS, something i...
by dpastern
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Planet F1 Driver Ratings 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 32458

Re: Planet F1 Driver Ratings 2019

Hamilton is easily #1 for 2019 - there's no contest. *Most consistent driver in 2019 by far *11 wins from 21 races, a good portion of those wins were made from #2 or lower position on the grid *super races in Canada and Italy, where Ferrari easily had way better cars *MAStERFUL victories in Mexico ...
by dpastern
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Planet F1 Driver Ratings 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 32458

Re: Planet F1 Driver Ratings 2019

Hamilton is easily #1 for 2019 - there's no contest. *Most consistent driver in 2019 by far *11 wins from 21 races, a good portion of those wins were made from #2 or lower position on the grid *super races in Canada and Italy, where Ferrari easily had way better cars *MAStERFUL victories in Mexico ...
by dpastern
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Planet F1 Driver Ratings 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 32458

Re: Planet F1 Driver Ratings 2019

Hamilton is easily #1 for 2019 - there's no contest. *Most consistent driver in 2019 by far *11 wins from 21 races, a good portion of those wins were made from #2 or lower position on the grid *super races in Canada and Italy, where Ferrari easily had way better cars *MAStERFUL victories in Mexico a...
by dpastern
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34167

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

One think I'll say about max at the moment is he should stop criticising every driver and red bull in the media. Everytime I check Google news feed Verstappen is slagging off someone else. Getting quite tiring, we get it lad, you think you are god's gift now give it a rest. It's how Verstappen work...
by dpastern
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34167

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

1 race for Hamilton fighting a bit to the back, and suddenly the drama starts. Because he started in front for the last million years of course he will complain about not being enough space, cause it's uncharted teritory for him. At the same time, Verstappen is Verstappen. I don't think he went fur...
by dpastern
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 12202

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

very good lap from vettel it's not hard when the Ferrari has probably a second a lap more than the Mercedes in quali mode...I've said it many times, there is definitely something very funny (i.e blatant cheating) with that Ferrari engine setup. And, I am more than convinced that the FIA knows but r...
by dpastern
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gunther Steiner in hot Water?
Replies: 84
Views: 13230

Re: Gunther Steiner in hot Water?

https://www.essentiallysports.com/haas-f1-boss-guenther-steiner-could-face-a-paddock-ban/ Of course all this is not 100% sure as nothing is official yet! As always, the news first comes via inside source or gossips within the paddock. The reason (I've read) in either article is because Steiner hasn...
by dpastern
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gunther Steiner in hot Water?
Replies: 84
Views: 13230

Re: Gunther Steiner in hot Water?

Firstly, Steiner has the right to criticise the stewards - they're not beyond reproach. Secondly, it was the FIA that broadcast a private conversation between Steiner and his driver, thus making the remarks public. That's the FIA's fault. Lastly, the stewards, have, for the most part in 2019, been D...
by dpastern
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Intresting facts and nuggests going into japan.
Replies: 39
Views: 6192

Re: Intresting facts and nuggests going into japan.

Personally, 10-6 I felt over valued a win, hence Schumacher winning the title in July. Shouldn't a totally dominant driver win the title early? You can use any point system you like and Schumi would have won the title pretty early in 2002. EXACTLY. The owners of F1 are worried that crowd and TV att...
by dpastern
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Intresting facts and nuggests going into japan.
Replies: 39
Views: 6192

Re: Intresting facts and nuggests going into japan.

I mean, let's assume Hamilton wins in Japan and then has 4 DNFs in the final 4 races, and Bottas wins the WDC by winning the last 4 races. It'd be 10 wins to 7 wins...certainly not fair and rewarding for being the dominant driver in the season imho...there is too much focus on reliability in the sp...
by dpastern
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team will be strongest at each remaining circuit:
Replies: 55
Views: 17536

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

Japan - will slightly favour Ferrari, especially if their updates are working well with regards to downforce and cornering speeds Mexico - Mercedes. i still think their car is the best handling, and tyre management too. And with the high altitude in Mexico, the massive BHP advantage that Ferrari has...
by dpastern
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Intresting facts and nuggests going into japan.
Replies: 39
Views: 6192

Re: Intresting facts and nuggests going into japan.

If Hamilton wins in Japan and Bottas has a DNF, the title chase is all but over. Bottas would need to win all 4 remaining races and rely on Hamilton having 4 DNFs (i.e. very unlikely). I am a firm believer that the race winner should get far more points than 25 - something like 30 (vs the same point...
by dpastern
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 19521

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

Well, we might as well get rid of pit stops altogether (make drivers run their tyres for the entire race). Get rid of SC and VSC and bring back double yellow flags. That'll sort the men out from the boys.
by dpastern
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 19521

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

I have to laugh at Di Resta's comments about the VSC, and of course, many in the community too. Where were they complaining about the VSC when Vettel beat Hamilton to the Australian GP 2018 race using the VSC? That's right, many of those very same fans were quite happy with being able to pit under t...
by dpastern
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Formula 1 team dismissed four staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6039

Re: Mercedes Formula 1 team dismissed four staff

Inappropriate post removed. a Marxist future? Are you being serious? Racism, or religious discrimination (or any type of discrimination) in the work place is utterly unacceptable. Period. I'm surprised that your post hasn't been removed, as it is utterly offensive to any sane person who has any mod...
by dpastern
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 21382

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton saying he always wanted to go for the undercut, Mercedes need to start being more aggressive, relying on Hamiltons race pace and tyre management wont work every race, especially on a track you can't overtake. Hamilton also wanted to use the hard tyres at Monza but was told they were too sl...
by dpastern
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 21382

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Lol, like vettel in Canada? So him not smiling is his emotion getting the better of him, but vettel literally storming off the track is not? Amazing So you make no difference between events? Vettel being robbed by stewards was condemned by the greatest F1 champions and many others. This, won't be, ...
by dpastern
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Ricciardo's MGUK exceeded the maximum power limit of 120 kW in Q1. His times could be deleted. “The team said Ricciardo’s disqualification came about “after he benefitted from an advantage measured at one microsecond [0.000001s] due to a kerb hit that caused his MGU-K to over-rev on his slowest lap...
by dpastern
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Seb's lap was very good but Leclerc still put a couple of tenths on him. Judging from Leclerc's self appraisal his lap was on the ragged edge, as was Hamilton's, with him claiming he might have hit the wall. Ferrari needed the mega lap to stop Hamilton and they got it from Leclerc. No Ferrari were ...
by dpastern
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 28177

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

As YOU see it, sandman... Not fact, merely your opinion. And that is all. Well, quite a fair few UNBIASED fans feel the same way - that the black/white flag to Leclerc was simply not enough of a punishment for the transgression. Hamilton races hard, but he does take pains to leave a cars space for ...
by dpastern
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 28177

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

I actually think the stewarding was very poor this weekend, and this is coming from someone who really wanted Leclerc to win. * Vettel's time should have been deleted * Bottas's time should have been deleted * Hulk should have had a penalty for intentionally cutting the chicane and holding everyone...
by dpastern
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 28177

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Disgraceful effort from the stewards - this black and white flag business is just utter BS. leclerc pushed Hamilton off the circuit and failed to leave a cars width. You break the rules and get a slap on the wrist and it lets you win the race. How is that a punishment for breaking the rules? When C...
by dpastern
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 28177

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Just watched the race again and definitely think Leclerc should have been penalised. Not for the 1st incident alone but after he missed the chicane he made a double movement to block Hamilton. Didn't think that was allowed without leaving a cars width Watched the C4 highlights both DC and Webber bo...
by dpastern
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 28177

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Disgraceful effort from the stewards - this black and white flag business is just utter BS. leclerc pushed Hamilton off the circuit and failed to leave a cars width. You break the rules and get a slap on the wrist and it lets you win the race. How is that a punishment for breaking the rules? When Ch...
by dpastern
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 55194

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

Jezza13 wrote:12 days ago.

https://au.motorsport.com/f1/news/marko ... t/4503927/

The guys nothing but an evil cretin.
also a liar and an overall not very nice person.
by dpastern
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time great?
Replies: 706
Views: 93384

Re: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time grea

no matter what Hamilton does, the multitudes of racists will never consider him a great. That's the reality of the situation. Easy with that "racist" stuff, it makes Hamilton cause look in a need of an emotional boost, and he is better than that. "Racism" is so overused these days, and Hamilton sad...
by dpastern
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 PF1 mid season driver ranking
Replies: 48
Views: 10126

Re: 2019 PF1 mid season driver ranking

Here are some collated and averaged out media rankings https://i.imgur.com/EuWpe67_d.jpg?maxwidth=2550&shape=thumb&fidelity=high .. Apparently made by an "Autosport forum user called Marklar". *** My list: Verstappen Hamilton Sainz Bottas Raikkonen Norris Vettel Ricciardo Leclerc Russell Hulkenberg...
by dpastern
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time great?
Replies: 706
Views: 93384

Re: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time grea

no matter what Hamilton does, the multitudes of racists will never consider him a great. That's the reality of the situation.
by dpastern
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 876
Views: 326594

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Off topic post removed
by dpastern
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?
Replies: 83
Views: 12409

Re: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?

Invade wrote:
ReservoirDog wrote:After giving it another thought. Ocon, Bottas, Grosjean and Kubica.

Oof! Who would you like to partner Hamilton at Mercedes then?
Without a doubt, Russell.
by dpastern
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?
Replies: 83
Views: 12409

Re: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?

Those who IMO block places for better talents. Atm, this would be Stroll, Giovinazzi, and of course Kubica. Furthermore, Gasly should not be in a top team. Stroll is poor in qualifying, but strong in races, and actually very good in the wet (the latter of which is a strong sign of driver talent). P...
by dpastern
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?
Replies: 83
Views: 12409

Re: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?

Magnussen - rude, belligerent, disrespectful and an out and out thug on track. Verstappen - similar to Magnussen, but it slowly improving and nowhere near as bad as kmag. Vettel - constantly whines, has poor race craft, poor in the wet and hides behind team orders/contract to make himself look bette...
by dpastern
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault at 1000bhp ?
Replies: 40
Views: 8168

Re: Renault at 1000bhp ?

I personally think there is elements of truth, but only dirng short bursts during qualifying.. not sustainaable of a race. meaming their average sutainable max power and drivablity for the race is definitely behind the other 3 PUs. Not sure why Renault would want to give out the statement they've m...
by dpastern
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 101237

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

I'm going to go for... Leclerc wins the qualifying battle, and is slightly ahead on points. I really feel Leclerc is the real deal, he's going to have the full support of Ferrari, and I see Seb as vulnerable. Noooo freaking way! If there are 2 things Vettel shines at, they're opening up a gap from ...
by dpastern
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 67721

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

As a Hamilton fan I would like to see him challenged. Although it does seem some people just want any other driver no matter who it is, and if that doesn't work, keep chucking more drivers at the problem. The same problem RB face with finding someone to pair up with Max. Indeed even Rosberg I belie...
by dpastern
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 178245

Re: Silly Season 2020!

My predictions for silly season... Vettel to RBR Bottas to Ferrari Ricciardo to Mercedes Ocon to Renault I'm pretty sure Vettel has a buy out clause in his contract, as does Ricciardo. Vettel has been seen having a lot of meetings with Horner this year, and must be sick of Ferrari by now. Ricciardo...
by dpastern
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 178245

Re: Silly Season 2020!

My predictions for silly season... Vettel to RBR Bottas to Ferrari Ricciardo to Mercedes Ocon to Renault I'm pretty sure Vettel has a buy out clause in his contract, as does Ricciardo. Vettel has been seen having a lot of meetings with Horner this year, and must be sick of Ferrari by now. Ricciardo ...
by dpastern
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 67721

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

I like Bottas a lot, and personally, I think that he has more than done enough to keep his seat. He's fast. Loyal. Mostly consistent. Capable of winning races. A great team player. As for his potential competition... Ocon - I have a very strong suspicion that he will not be loyal, and will create a ...