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by LBET
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 432
Views: 20084

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Readers Digest: Sorry for the long response. You can bypass my life story and pico-whinge on BLM and just jump to the 3 links below. Hi everyone. I love the spirited discussion and frank discussion of views on racism and associated stuff here in this thread. As a 60 year old black man living in jol...
by LBET
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The end of Party Mode
Replies: 35
Views: 3359

Re: The end of Party Mode

I think engine map changes are quite alright. This is part of the tool kit for engineers to work with. My car/engine is better than yours is intrinsic to the DNA of formula 1 FFS.
by LBET
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 15047

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Great start Lance! Nearly paved the way for Perez to get by Bottas.
by LBET
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 8351

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

This isn't a RP problem. This is a FIA problem. They have been total screwups for a long time. The secret ferrari deal got the teams going and now because they didn't do their job now we have the racing point problem. This should not be the headlines in a shortened season. For the die hard fans we ...
by LBET
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 17719

Re: 2020 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Verstappen is going to be very bored this season TSN, here in jolly old Canada, has included 5 or 6 F1 channels showing alternative data. Today they had Max's in car cam. It was one of the most uneventful bits of video i've ever seen. Mercs getting farther and farther away until it was like real ra...
by LBET
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sergio Perez. Now Positive corona virus test.
Replies: 66
Views: 5068

Re: Sergio Perez. Now Positive corona virus test.

I was wondering how Perez got exposed in the first place....until I read this. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.perez-extremely-sad-as-he-reveals-positive-covid-19-test-followed-visit-to.HA8tKdcBovOHZp3TGPoi4.html Seems he went from Austria to Mexico City to visit his recently hospitalized...
by LBET
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix
Replies: 44
Views: 3156

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

Voted for Lance. Exceptional performance now that he has the car. Couldn't vote for Max but would have gladly voted for Mechanics of the Day for his crew.
by LBET
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 9300

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

mikeyg123 wrote:If I was Kvyat I'd be fuming that my team didn't let me pit on the formation lap.
Reading through the thread I was just thinking that. He's stock just went up a bit in my mind.
by LBET
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 9300

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Option or Prime wrote:Now who was saying Verstappen was good in the wet...... come on own up!
My Thoughts Exactly!
by LBET
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lights and jump starts
Replies: 27
Views: 1755

Re: Lights and jump starts

wire2004 wrote:...In my view. It should be black and white. If you moved before the lights went out you should be served with a jump start penalty. 10 seconds stop go was the penalty back in the 90s and early 2000s. ....
It's really that simple.
by LBET
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 8351

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

Then if drawings have been exchanged as you have said and apparently been alluded to by the fia. Then we have a major problem. We have racing point and Mercedes gp who would be excluded from the championship for collusion. And renault would have to be excluded for spying and/or espionage. And renau...
by LBET
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?
Replies: 130
Views: 9538

Re: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?

Yes.
by LBET
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5656

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Threa

Really liked Russell standing up for Albon in his interview with Sky, does make me wonder what Alex is telling people behind the scenes though. Red Bull look in a whole world of trouble this weekend though, Max reporting balance changes from lap to lap; something is very wrong with that car. Better...
by LBET
Thu May 21, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PREDICT the next 5 WDCs
Replies: 44
Views: 4047

Re: PREDICT the next 5 WDCs

2020 Hamilton
2021 Hamilton
2022 Verstappen
2023 Leclerc
2024 Leclerc
by LBET
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams FW43 revealed (Pics updated)!
Replies: 22
Views: 6677

Re: Williams FW43 revealed!

She's pretty but can she fight?!
by LBET
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 18529

Re: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

tootsie323 wrote:
JN23 wrote:Ricciardo's had an engine failure in this session. Renault said the engine got within 15 minutes of its expected expiry time!
... of 16 minutes.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:
by LBET
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The future of Sebastian Vettel
Replies: 43
Views: 5909

Re: The future of Sebastian Vettel

Vettel succumbs to the red mist once again. I suspect he was a little hot at being passed and made a decision to squeeze Chuck. Clearly a part of his head stops working when emotions start to do a job on him.

Because of this, he's gotta go. Much too childish to be piloting a rocket.
by LBET
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 U. S. Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 16411

Re: 2019 U. S. Grand Prix Race Thread

pokerman wrote:
JN23 wrote:On the theme of celebrities in the coverage, Sky spent 10 minutes or so talking to Will I Am and Matthew McConaughey
Both friends of Hamilton who has just become 6 time world champion.
And Matt seems to have a real need to flash the sign of the horns at every opportunity.
by LBET
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48437

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Hamilton will leave Merc after winning his 7th drivers title title and join Ferrari. He'll win his 8th there.
by LBET
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 37252

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Ferrari are getting the benefit of the doubt and the FIA breaking so many precedents they previously set. Definitely a poo poo call from the stewards. inconsistent, bordering on favouritism and quite transparently so. A jump start is a jump start if it's an inch or a mile, advantage gained or not. ...
by LBET
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Formula 1 team dismissed four staff
Replies: 37
Views: 5919

Re: Mercedes Formula 1 team dismissed four staff

Good God. That didn't take long. This, and many other, forum(s) never cease to amaze me. Going from straight and level to augering in in just a few posts. Crike!
by LBET
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 13129

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Slightly OT, but was watching the Sky pre-qualy show's interview with Kubica - it was the first time I'd seen the reality of his right arm. Really shocked me that it lacked muscle, looked largely limp, and as if he'd have little grip. Really puts into impressive perspective that he can capably driv...
by LBET
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Formula 1 team dismissed four staff
Replies: 37
Views: 5919

Re: Mercedes Formula 1 team dismissed four staff

Forgive my ignorance but what, exactly, is a diversity breach? Is that language based infraction, a slur of some kind, or more like a Canadian Prime Minister wearing blackface?
by LBET
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren to change engines again???
Replies: 43
Views: 7657

Re: McLaren to change engines again???

I wonder what Ron thinks of all of this engine argy bargy? Isn't this just where the team was before the move to Honda before the move to RenRen?
by LBET
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 driver for Haas F1
Replies: 41
Views: 5994

Re: 2020 driver for Haas F1

Gotta be hulk so we can get SMB Mate Part II.
by LBET
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 28376

Re: It's not the car, it's Lewis!

Trick question. The answer is both. The driver has to be able to do what is required to get the most out of the car. If he is not able to adapt his driving style then time is left on the table.
by LBET
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda - Heh Heh
Replies: 34
Views: 6482

Re: Honda - Heh Heh

McLaren should have stayed the course with Honda but they did the H a huge favor by dumping them. This is the reality for McLaren now. Second rate chassis, second rate engine I agree. But there seemed to be a process/culture issue with McLaren Honda relationship. But yes, the chitty chitty bang ban...
by LBET
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 39475

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Wolff has said it was a catalogue of errors in the strategy department, the only part of the team that is not first class, a fast car can often make you look like a genious but then when the race is unpredictable it's headless chicken time, in, in, in, out, out, out, no in, in, in, in, in, in, in. ...
by LBET
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 39475

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

BeOnEdge wrote:If only F1 could be like this every race weekend!
Shazam!

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by LBET
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 39475

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Jezza13 wrote:Surely Gasly's on borrowed time.

He's just not up for it.
That thoughts been rolling around in my mind for some time. He's so far away from getting the full potential out of the car it's frightening.

Could be Albon for RBR but I'd prefer to see Kvyat get the seat. @Redemption.
by LBET
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 German Grand Prix
Replies: 76
Views: 10410

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

Vettel, Kvyat and Stroll.
by LBET
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 623
Views: 83273

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

Also 20 laps into the race From planetf1 live commentary Hamilton six seconds clear of Bottas, who is just over a second ahead of Verstappen. You cannot use this race as Proof that Vestappen is faster, in my humble opinion. No, but you can't use it for the opposite, either. We know Hamilton is fast...
by LBET
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65585

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

Should Bottas contract be extended? Simply yes. How much better can you get than the second best car/driver combination on the grid? And it's not time to run the succession plan quite yet.
by LBET
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 168
Views: 21755

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Mercedes again sandbagging, "we are in trouble", "only rain can help us" and other utter nonsense. Ferrari - the heads should roll till the end of the day, or they remain a laughable circus. RBR saved the day. HAAS and Sport Pesa Racing Point look good as well as Alfa Romeo. They are sand bagging b...
by LBET
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 168
Views: 21755

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

mcdo wrote:This is the lowest low for Ferrari since they built that dud in 2014
Toto knows things at Ferrari are messed up at an operational level. He said "Ferrari have an illness they need to cure". Well said.
by LBET
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 362
Views: 38863

Re: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

sidders wrote:
BlackMan wrote:Controversy aside, Honda is once again on the top step of the podium in F1. That deserves some respect.
Wonder how McLaren are feeling tonight?
Mee too. You've got to wonder if they wonder how RBR is making it work. Culture? Engineering? Process?
by LBET
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 362
Views: 38863

Re: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Bottas is pathetic. No defence Wow, so quick to judge. The Dark Matter here is that he had engine overheating problems all day. Though to push through thermodynamic limits. One can only conclude that you belive that Rudolf Clausius and William Thomson, the 1st Baron Kelvin, are pathetic. It's alway...
by LBET
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 French Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 20199

Re: 2019 French Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Leclerc seems to have the measure of Vettel so far this weekend. He spoke after Canada about how he needs to work on his Q3 performances so interesting to see how that plays out today How people never learn with the Vettel vs Leclerc comparisons during FP's vs qualifying and actual race. So it seem...
by LBET
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 285
Views: 37031

Re: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

Jezza13 wrote:Time to call Ricciardo " The Reverse Torpedo" perhaps?

After all, it he was the one who gave Kvyat the "Torpedo" moniker.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by LBET
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48437

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

- Bring in a budget cap or open up the formula.
- Bring back refueling
- The current tyre approach is contrived and sucks a bit
- The hybrid era is a failure