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by JN23
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020
Replies: 150
Views: 15429

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020

Exediron wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:31 pm
I was wondering if anyone would feel bold enough to plunk for Bottas after this strong showing last weekend...

I'm considering it. We'll see how I feel after FP2. 8O
Yeah partly that and partly to try and be different
by JN23
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 219
Views: 19864

Re: Silly Season 2021

That being the case I would like to throw Christian Lundgaard into the hat, a Renault junior that is locked out a F1 seat with the team next year, also would they drop Ocon for him in 2022? Regarding Haas, Ferrari don't have a say in who drives their cars and like I've said they've shown interest i...
by JN23
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2020 Group Pick 'Em. Return of the Joker!
Replies: 37
Views: 14384

Re: 2020 Group Pick 'Em. Return of the Joker!

Swap Albon out for Norris please.

And joker for group two this time: Sainz

I'm basically all in a strong McLaren weekend :twisted:
by JN23
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2020 Qualifying Prediction Game
Replies: 77
Views: 15882

Re: 2020 Qualifying Prediction Game

70th Anniversary

Q3
20 Latifi
19 Raikkonen
18 Giovinazzi
17 Grosjean
16 Magnussen

Q2
15 Russell
14 Kvyat
13 Gasly
12 Stroll
11 Vettel

Q1
10 Albon
9 Ocon
8 Perez
7 Ricciardo
6 Leclerc
5 Sainz
4 Norris
3 Verstappen
2 Hamilton
1 Bottas
by JN23
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020
Replies: 150
Views: 15429

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020

70th Anniversary

Bottas
Hamilton
Verstappen
by JN23
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2020 Pick 10 Competition
Replies: 205
Views: 14888

Re: 2020 Pick 10 Competition

70th Anniversary

1 Hamilton
2 Bottas
3 Verstappen
4 Sainz
5 Ricciardo
6 Leclerc
7 Norris
8 Albon
9 Ocon
10 Stroll
by JN23
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020
Replies: 150
Views: 15429

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020

Fountoukos13 wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:21 am
70th Anniversary

1. Hamilton
2. Bottas
3. Hulkenberg
If Perez races instead of Hulk as reports seem to suggest, I’ll switch your pick to Perez unless you post another prediction.
by JN23
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

I would have thought this is very much against the code of conduct as Vettel and Szafnauer will be in separate bubbles?

https://twitter.com/lukesmithf1/status/ ... 38240?s=21
by JN23
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mercedes unbeatable?
Replies: 30
Views: 1467

Re: Is Mercedes unbeatable?

That Mercedes are the best team in Formula 1 is without question. What I am asking myself at the moment is whether they are the greatest sports team of all time. It's not all power unit either, they have absolutely nailed the chassis year after year and this season the car looks so much more plante...
by JN23
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

Perez is back*

*providing he tests negative today.
by JN23
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 219
Views: 19864

Re: Silly Season 2021

Bottas confirmed at Mercedes for 2021.
by JN23
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could DAS have caused the tyre failures
Replies: 19
Views: 1124

Re: Could DAS have caused the tyre failures

James Vowels has categorically ruled out DAS being a factor

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OsiYpRoUl6c (at the end)
by JN23
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 572

2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

Here we go again but this time with softer tyres.

BBC column from Jolyon Palmer on what to look out for this weekend: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/53657231
by JN23
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Second Red Bull seat
Replies: 28
Views: 1407

Re: Second Red Bull seat

If it was me I'd put Perez or Hulkenberg in the second seat for 2021. At least then we would have some kind of barometer as to what can realistically be expected from their junior driers going forward. At the moment they don't really know if Verstappen is working miracles in a very difficult car or...
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race weekend format
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Race weekend format

mikeyg123 wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:26 pm
I think we could do away with Friday practices but only if we could replace them with something else on Friday for the paying punter.
This probably works both ways as well, I’m sure the circuits would like something on Friday that they can make money off.
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 317
Views: 13388

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Why is it appalling? Aren't we all suppose to be equal? You know, the same? Why should a persons skin colour, gender, ethnicity or anything else play any part in choosing the best person for the job. Why should any of that matter? Just because one gender or race or whatever plays a dominant role in...
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 317
Views: 13388

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Exactly, it is not a new thing, it just prompted the biggest reaction we have seen in years, worldwide too. I agree with the rest of your post too, I am not clear what this campaign is trying to achieve. Meaning that we have been hearing a lot of criticism about people and teams not doing enough, b...
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 317
Views: 13388

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

If we lived in a world where opportunity was equal regardless of ethnicity, gender etc then the demographics of Mercedes workforce wouldn’t be so heavily skewed towards white men. If you give everyone equal access to education and programmes to get into F1 you’d see Mercedes a lot better reflecting...
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 15140

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread

https://press.pirelli.com/pirelli-press-release-0/

Initial investigations point towards the stint length. Tyre selections for this weekend stay the same but pressures will be increased.
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race weekend format
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Race weekend format

SteveW wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:07 pm
It'll be interesting to see what happens, given they have no recent data for the circuit too as it's not been used for years in F1 :)
Alpha Tauri 1-2 after their day there recently? ;)
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race weekend format
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Race weekend format

So what we want from F1 is to be given less? I haven’t said that - I’m just opening a discussion. I usually enjoy watching/following practice but can see the argument for reducing it, especially in the era of budget caps. For what it’s worth, this doesn’t seem to be F1 trying something different. I...
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race weekend format
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Race weekend format

So what we want from F1 is to be given less? I haven’t said that - I’m just opening a discussion. I usually enjoy watching/following practice but can see the argument for reducing it, especially in the era of budget caps. For what it’s worth, this doesn’t seem to be F1 trying something different. I...
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race weekend format
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Race weekend format

Imola has been confirmed as a two day event with just a single 90 minute practice session on Saturday morning: https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.drivers-to-face-unique-challenge-at-imola-as-organisers-confirm-race-will.5yXq3rFEENsdBvvEYXR3ts.html Just wondering what people’s thoughts are on...
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could DAS have caused the tyre failures
Replies: 19
Views: 1124

Re: Could DAS have caused the tyre failures

Notwithstanding all cars suffered extreme tyre wear whats the chance that DAS particularly with the safety car restarts tipped the Mercs over the edge? Interesting theory. I was leaning on the opinion that Mercedes, having the best downforce, would have inflicted more pressure on the tyres than oth...
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 317
Views: 13388

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Exactly, it is not a new thing, it just prompted the biggest reaction we have seen in years, worldwide too. I agree with the rest of your post too, I am not clear what this campaign is trying to achieve. Meaning that we have been hearing a lot of criticism about people and teams not doing enough, b...
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 317
Views: 13388

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

The fact you think the attempt to get racial equality started with the murder of George Floyd, shows how little you know. If that's what brought it to your attention, then fine, but my god it's been going rather longer than that! Quite so. But it's what seems to have got Hamilton on to his soapbox ...
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 25
Views: 2558

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

It also seems like there will be a meeting tomorrow to decide the case.
by JN23
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 317
Views: 13388

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

The fact you think the attempt to get racial equality started with the murder of George Floyd, shows how little you know. If that's what brought it to your attention, then fine, but my god it's been going rather longer than that! Quite so. But it's what seems to have got Hamilton on to his soapbox ...
by JN23
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 27825

Re: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread

Leclerc has drove two excellent races but to say he is utterly destroying Seb might be a touch much at this point. Vettel was better all weekend in Hungary and qualified ahead in Styria before Leclerc's braindead move on the opening lap.
by JN23
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings

@Invade - how do these ratings work?

are the columns for AS/AMUS/Sky/The Race average ratings for the season so far and the individual races average ratings from those races?
by JN23
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PREDICT the next 5 WDCs
Replies: 44
Views: 3400

Re: PREDICT the next 5 WDCs

So, RBR are a million miles away from where I thought they'd be and so far have more or less stood still in pure performance compared to 2019. At this stage, 2020 and 2021 seems virtually automatic regarding the WCC. It's Mercedes and Mercedes... (and it's probably Hamilton and Hamilton). So the th...
by JN23
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 317
Views: 13388

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Edit. Just for anyone who is in any doubt about this black lives kneeling protest. Kinda ironic that they are kneeling. When that was the very action that killed George floyd. The very reason this political agenda started. The fact you think the attempt to get racial equality started with the murde...
by JN23
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2020 Qualifying Prediction Game
Replies: 77
Views: 15882

Re: 2020 Qualifying Prediction Game

I think I’ve found the prediction game I’m good at!
by JN23
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Britain 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Britain 2020

I wouldn’t be surprised if this results in five 0 scores again!
by JN23
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sergio Perez. Now Positive corona virus test.
Replies: 65
Views: 4100

Re: Sergio Perez. Now Positive corona virus test.

No F1 team is going to ban their driver from visiting a sick, close relative. Perez acted within the guidelines set out at the end of the day. If this ends up being the last chance Perez got to see his mother, no way is he going to regret missing two Grands Prix as a result. It's unfortunate that h...
by JN23
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 15140

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread

I seriously doubt debris would cause the trye to come apart so neatly like that somehow. Given 3 drivers go a very similar sort of puncture as well as all struggling on this strategy, I don't see why Hamilton's won't ahve been for the same reason as Bottas's sand Sainz. People think they were all p...
by JN23
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 15140

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread

I've seen a few on social media suggest that Hamilton should get a penalty for driving a damaged car all the way around the track without going into the pits on the last lap. I would suggest that is a load of utter nonsense. Given it's the last lap I would agree. What would Hamilton pitting do for ...
by JN23
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3732
Views: 1119496

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

I'll pass the message to the button :-P It may be that it's under a submenu now, a lot of things seem to be. If I find it I'll let you know. I’m on my mobile and in the top left there is a three blue lines menu button. Click that and there’s an active topics link! I assume that it’s similar on a co...
by JN23
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 British Grand Prix
Replies: 25
Views: 2255

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 British Grand Prix

Leclerc, Ricciardo and Perez for managing to get to places they shouldn't have. Leclerc and Ricciardo in terms of finishing positions, and Perez in terms of getting to be an option on this poll. :lol: Apologies for including Perez rather than Hulk. I copied the names from the previous thread withou...
by JN23
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 15140

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Every time Hamilton has bad luck, it so rarely seems to actually end up effecting him. In that sence, he is very lucky indeed. It is hardly surprisign that bottas's tyres went earlier if he was following close the whole time. I’m confused as to why you think Hamilton was lucky? His tyre blew! Hamil...