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by SR1
Wed May 06, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes team dynamics
Replies: 27
Views: 6652

Re: Mercedes team dynamics

I think it's pretty clear that Hamilton is the #1 driver at Mercedes. Not undeserved because he's obviously better than Bottas, but he is the #1 driver. :thumbup: Hamilton is obviously the #1 driver. However, a sizable portion of his fan base have spent more than a decade decrying other drivers who...
by SR1
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3758
Views: 1139576

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Can you guys shed any light on why there is such a lack of moderation on the main PF1 site? There are certain posters on there whose sole intention is to inflame & continually bash certain drivers. The level of trolling on the site is quite alarming.
by SR1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?
Replies: 47
Views: 5863

Re: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?

Strategic errors cost Hamilton wins in Australia and Austria (though Austria is uncertain due to the mechanical failure) and possibly China as well (should have stopped when Dan and Max stopped). There were also a few smaller strategic errors that were less costly that year. The better question wou...
by SR1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?
Replies: 46
Views: 5351

Re: Do we need to re-visit 2017 and 2018 Ferraris?

In the 2018 Season The eccentric and chaotic management style of the red team in recent years is not something I see bringing out the best in Lewis - where as somebody with Alonso's temperment may just manage to be at his best.. ? Maybe i'm looking at things too simplistically, but things were pret...
by SR1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?
Replies: 47
Views: 5863

Re: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?

I think that the combination of Lewis Hamilton and his strategist James Vowles could have made the Ferrari a WDC championship car at least once in the last few years. The combination of Lewis Hamilton and the ham-fisted crowd of misfits from Maranello.... well, not so much. You say that but Mercede...
by SR1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18347

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

But not the previous 2 years so that differs from Vettel. Vettel had that in 2012. The Red Bull was no more the clear best car that year than the Mercedes was in 2017. I'd say that's fair but I'd say that, for Hamilton, you also have to include 2008. 2008 is something Vettel hasn't done, true -- wi...
by SR1
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time great?
Replies: 706
Views: 90869

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

KingVoid wrote:Hamilton has made two serious mistakes this year. Austria and Germany. Verstappen has only made one.
I'd certainly categorize his mistake in Monaco as serious (picking up a penalty for his pitlane wheel-banging with Bottas.) It cost him a podium.
by SR1
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time great?
Replies: 706
Views: 90869

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

Hamilton’s 2 terrible races was a response regarding this season’s performance. Anyway, let’s just compare 2017 and 2018. - Hamilton was clearly slower than Bottas at Russia 2017, Monaco 2017, China 2018, and Canada 2018. - Verstappen was slower than Ricciardo at Abu Dhabi 2017. I can’t think of an...
by SR1
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time great?
Replies: 706
Views: 90869

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

Reading comprehension is clearly not your forte - please go to the link and take some lessons. Might help. You're making up the argument on someone else's behalf to suit the narrative (and the response) in your head. Try to respond to what people have actually said/typed, not what you wish to think...
by SR1
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 28326

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

Except that the Autosport Awards have given the Mercedes F1 car as car of the year for the last 5 years. Hamilton driver of the year too. It's an impossible judgement to make but I think we all know that something like tyres not being quite up to temp can ruin a race from start to finish. The car i...
by SR1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time great?
Replies: 706
Views: 90869

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

I think it's important to note that nearly all of Hamilton's WDC's have come in the turbo-hybrid era. In this era all you really have to do to win the WDC is beat the guy in the other Merc. How many of the current grid would beat Bottas in the same car? 40-70% of them? Are they All-Time Greats as w...
by SR1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 PF1 mid season driver ranking
Replies: 48
Views: 9896

Re: 2019 PF1 mid season driver ranking

The fact that the guy comfortably in 3rd is getting matched by an often out qualified by a teenage rookie really shows the low quality of driving performances this season. If Sainz was driving a Racing Point and getting matched by Norris he'd be getting panned. :thumbup: Except of the top 2, virtua...
by SR1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time great?
Replies: 706
Views: 90869

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

I think it's important to note that nearly all of Hamilton's WDC's have come in the turbo-hybrid era. In this era all you really have to do to win the WDC is beat the guy in the other Merc. How many of the current grid would beat Bottas in the same car? 40-70% of them? Are they All-Time Greats as w...
by SR1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65418

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

Hamilton’s failure to overtake Verstappen in Suzuka was a much bigger moment in 2016 than most people appreciate. If he made that move stick, Rosberg would’ve been under far more pressure in the final four races of the season, as there would be no margin for error. I don't see how it makes much dif...
by SR1
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?
Replies: 83
Views: 11929

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

I'm starting to dislike Verstappen. Starting to dislike how quickly people are fawning & falling over themselves to proclaim him the greatest thing since sliced bread. Yes, he's having a good season, but it should take more than a few good races, to be ranked alongside the likes of Alonso, Hamilton...
by SR1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 815
Views: 318321

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Jamie Chadwick secures inaugural W Series title. Not her best race, but she did what she needed to do, to seal the deal. Congratulations to her.
by SR1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?
Replies: 83
Views: 11929

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

I'm starting to dislike Verstappen. Starting to dislike how quickly people are fawning & falling over themselves to proclaim him the greatest thing since sliced bread. Yes, he's having a good season, but it should take more than a few good races, to be ranked alongside the likes of Alonso, Hamilton ...
by SR1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time great?
Replies: 706
Views: 90869

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

When he becomes the most successful he'll have to be in the conversation for greatest. In terms of whether he is or not... I kind of feel that ship has sailed. He spent too much of his career not at the level of the likes of Schumacher, Prost, Senna etc and another portion in a car so dominant it's...
by SR1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 PF1 mid season driver ranking
Replies: 48
Views: 9896

Re: 2019 PF1 mid season driver ranking

Max Verstappen - Faultless so far, reminds me of Alonso in 2012. Lewis Hamilton - Having a superb season, but messy races in Austria and Germany have taken the shine off it slightly. Daniel Ricciardo - Is smashing Hulkenberg, contrary to my expectations. Carlos Sainz - Clear best of the rest in the...
by SR1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time great?
Replies: 706
Views: 90869

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

How can he ever be the greatest of all time when he isn't even the greatest active driver? Most of the paddock considers that accolade to belong to Max Verstappen . Like who? I've heard Rosberg state he considers Verstappen the current fastest, but to be quite frank, Rosberg's opinion shifts as qui...
by SR1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 PF1 mid season driver ranking
Replies: 48
Views: 9896

Re: 2019 PF1 mid season driver ranking

Max Verstappen - Faultless so far, reminds me of Alonso in 2012. Lewis Hamilton - Having a superb season, but messy races in Austria and Germany have taken the shine off it slightly. Daniel Ricciardo - Is smashing Hulkenberg, contrary to my expectations. Carlos Sainz - Clear best of the rest in the...
by SR1
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 431243

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

You do understand that three articles using the exact same quote from a driver don’t make that point any more real than a single one, don’t you? Are you suggesting the quote from Raikkonen is false, or incorrect? Quoting it 3 times certainly doesn't make the point stronger, but it's like you are di...
by SR1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 British Grand Prix
Replies: 51
Views: 8865

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 British Grand Prix

Hulk, Hamilton, Vettel.
by SR1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 431243

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Invade wrote:https://streamable.com/hg6gd

https://streamable.com/vh89e

Nico Rosberg decisively states that Ferrari are leading in power now.


Horner, once again, stating likewise:


https://www.planetf1.com/news/horner-fe ... benchmark/
by SR1
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Racing Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 45021

Re: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Racing Thread

This was in the BBC site, for what it's worth: "Was it a bird? Question for the BBC Radio 5 live commentators from Alice Maud on Twitter: "Can you guys clarify the story of the 'bird remains' in the brake duct in Q3 for Hamilton? Did it affect his qualifying?" Andrew Benson, our chief F1 writer, ch...
by SR1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 431243

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Let’s be honest here, if races like Bahrain or China 2018 had happened in 2017 but the situations were reversed (Mercedes as Ferrari and Ferrari as Mercedes), there is no doubt that the usual suspects would argue the cars were equal, if not Ferrari supremacy. There were people arguing that Ferrari ...
by SR1
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Racing Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 45021

Re: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Racing Thread

The engine issue was resolved in the pit stops . They gave him more cooling and afterwards confirmed that they had fixed the issue. Hamilton says: "Straight from the start, we got out of Turn 2, the power started dropping out," "There were lots of hesitations, engine dropping in power, so I thought...
by SR1
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas and Rosberg - Who ya got?
Replies: 203
Views: 46322

Re: Bottas and Rosberg - Who ya got?

Not harsh at all performance wise the only way Vettel was winning was for Ferrari to be perfect and that is not possible. Against Hamilton yes . A weaker driver in the Mercedes obviously would've been easier to beat. See Bottas.[/quote] Not sure i agree. Vettel had already put in some "less than pe...
by SR1
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas and Rosberg - Who ya got?
Replies: 203
Views: 46322

Re: Bottas and Rosberg - Who ya got?

or Schumacher in 2012. 2016 is significant because the Mercedes cars were so much better than everybody else that they were virtually guaranteed a 1-2 finish, so any problems basically handed the win to your rival (assuming they too didn't have problems). There was little chance of another car nipp...
by SR1
Thu May 31, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari under scrutiny again.
Replies: 352
Views: 65624

Re: Ferrari under scrutiny again.

Now, questions about the legality of Ferrari's DRS

https://www.f1today.net/en/news/f1/2388 ... rs-illegal
by SR1
Tue May 29, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 431243

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

This is why I really, really want Ricciardo to join Ferrari in 2019. I want to see another matchup between him and Vettel. IMO the best drivers this season have been: 1. Alonso 2. Ricciardo 3. Hamilton 4. Hulkenberg 5. Vettel What has Alonso done exactly? Beating drivers like Ocon and co? ofcourse ...
by SR1
Wed May 16, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 431243

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

According to Marc Priestly, former Mclaren f1 mechanic, this whole tyre conspiracy is much a do about nothing. And Ferrari was one of the teams that complained about the blistering, and therefore were also responsible for the change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=931&v=G8W_vizIGf4 Ski...
by SR1
Wed May 02, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Replies: 60
Views: 16916

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

If Bottas was slower during the first portion of the race, that may well have been down to seeking to make the SS tyres last for a late switch and / or hope to take advantage of a safety car. If so, that's strategy. That's the view that I'm prepared to take and so will go with Bottas. I would have ...
by SR1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 431243

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

I am bored of this forum, time to call time over on it. The ship began sinking many years ago and most of the best contributors are long gone. Time to join them. Thank you for the 17+ years. It was fun. Please can a mod delete/suspend my account. Your posts are relatively balanced. Your contributio...
by SR1
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton - Enjoy him while you can
Replies: 196
Views: 74971

Re: Hamilton - Enjoy him while you can

Just a slight titbit, Hamilton didn't need Rosberg's car to breakdown to win the title in Abu Dhabi but Rosberg needed Hamilton's car to breakdown for him to win the title. Only assuming that Rosberg would still have lost all the races after Malaysia like he actually did. If he had needed to win an...
by SR1
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 team bosses driver rankings
Replies: 65
Views: 21743

Re: 2018 team bosses driver rankings

As in good fashion, at season's end the team bosses cast their votes on the best drivers of the year. Unsurprisingly, Hamilton has taken the #1 spot. Without further ado, here is the top 10 (last column = spots gained/lost: 1 Lewis Hamilton 233 - 2 Max Verstappen 143 - 3 Sebastian Vettel 141 +2 4 D...