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by Sharknose
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922871

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Sharknose wrote:Mod Edit: Offensive Post Removed
What exactly was offensive about this post?
by Sharknose
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922871

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Mod Edit: Offensive Post Removed
by Sharknose
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 97575

Re: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?

I wonder why so many people are blaming Vettel for this incident. He was clearly ahead and not involved in the initial contact. Both Ferrari's were in front of Verstappen and he should have backed out. But of course he didn't do that, because he never does. Which is why, in spite of his obvious spee...
by Sharknose
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 72766

Re: Unpopular opinions

Bottas was much faster than Massa I believe, at least from summer 2015 onwards. You're contradicting your own argument here. According to 'the model' the gap should have been identical throughout their three seasons together. You average it out, the more years the better. I get that, but it's still...
by Sharknose
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 72766

Re: Unpopular opinions

Lotus49 wrote:Bottas was much faster than Massa I believe, at least from summer 2015 onwards.
You're contradicting your own argument here. According to 'the model' the gap should have been identical throughout their three seasons together.
by Sharknose
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed - McLaren Renault & Toro Rosso Honda.
Replies: 156
Views: 32215

Re: Confirmed - McLaren Renault & Toro Rosso Honda?

McLaren-Renault just doesn't sound right to me. Like McLaren-Peugeot and we all know how that worked out . . .
by Sharknose
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 72766

Re: Unpopular opinions

When Bottas paired with Hamilton, the model was right. No it wasn't. If I understand 'the model' correctly, the reasoning would be: Hamilton and Alonso are equally fast, Alonso was way faster than Massa, but Bottas was only slightly faster than Massa. Therefore according to 'the model' Bottas shoul...
by Sharknose
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 72766

Re: Unpopular opinions

Herb wrote:Or maybe, when the deed was done, Hamilton stopped trying?


That's a possible explanation as well of course.
by Sharknose
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 72766

Re: Unpopular opinions

A probably really unpopular opinion: Rosberg was faster than Hamilton. He just had other deficits because of which he couldn't really compete with Hamilton, mainly psychological. I think this because in 2015, when the WDC was decided and the pressure was off, Rosberg was completely untouchable. But ...
by Sharknose
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 72766

Re: Unpopular opinions

Once you factor out a drivers debut and retirement seasons then it is pretty accurate the vast majority of the time. I beg to differ, for reasons stated in my previous post. Drivers aren't static in performance throughout their careers. And you do realize that by your statement, Hamilton would be m...
by Sharknose
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 72766

Re: Unpopular opinions

KingVoid wrote:I rated Mansell higher at wheel to wheel combat


Mansell was amazing. He may have come across as somewhat of an unpleasant and whining a person, but if I were to make a list of the 10 best overtakes I've seen in almost 40 years of watching F1, I think half of them would be Mansell's.
by Sharknose
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 777
Views: 225242

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

Yep, it's crazy how drivers only accumulate lots of wins and poles when they're in the best car. It almost makes you think those stats aren't a good way to evaluate the respective ability of drivers at all! There's another aspect to this that favours modern-day drivers: the huge increase in reliabi...
by Sharknose
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 777
Views: 225242

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

Yep, it's crazy how drivers only accumulate lots of wins and poles when they're in the best car. It almost makes you think those stats aren't a good way to evaluate the respective ability of drivers at all! There's another aspect to this that favours modern-day drivers: the huge increase in reliabi...
by Sharknose
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 777
Views: 225242

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

As fun as these predictions are, most of them most likely aren't going to come true. Things usually go differently than people would assume.
I remember in the late '70s, most people assumed Stewart's 27 wins were never going to beaten . . .
by Sharknose
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 72766

Re: Unpopular opinions

Ricciardo is not so much better than Vettel, as 2014 seemed to show. Because if he was, it would throw the whole driver status dynamic out of whack. Comparing drivers with long-term teammates is the most reliable way we have of seeing where two drivers stand. For example, Alonso used to be less tha...
by Sharknose
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192884

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

What Massa did was naughty Maybe, but it was good to see someone giving that spoiled little brat a piece of his own medicine. It probably won't do any good, though. It's clear Verstappen doesn't learn from his mistakes, probably because he doesn't recognize them as mistakes. That's why after two an...
by Sharknose
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is There Actually Any Debate About the Top 5?
Replies: 122
Views: 26761

Re: Is There Actually Any Debate About the Top 5?

moby wrote:
Sharknose wrote:I'd say there isn't a top 5, but a top 3: Hamilton, Vettel, Ricciardo.


By the same token, I would say Ricciardo does not belong in the same group as the other two :twisted:


You may have a point. A top 2 it is then.
by Sharknose
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 72766

Re: Unpopular opinions

Women drivers need more opportunities to enter F1 No they don't. Women have plenty opportunity; if we want women in F1 more girls need to start karting. Currently, of all the kids who start out karting, how many are girls? And how many kids who start karting end up in F1? Statistically, it's highly...
by Sharknose
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is There Actually Any Debate About the Top 5?
Replies: 122
Views: 26761

Re: Is There Actually Any Debate About the Top 5?

I'd say there isn't a top 5, but a top 3: Hamilton, Vettel, Ricciardo.
by Sharknose
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 72766

Re: Unpopular opinions

Here's a few of mine: - the driver who wins the WDC more often than not isn't the one who most deserves it - Massa is underrated - stats are meaningless, for two reasons: 1) results are largely machinery-dependant; Hamilton's stats for example - and this is an example, not a dig at Hamilton - are sk...
by Sharknose
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso the points hoover
Replies: 307
Views: 56907

Re: Alonso the points hoover

The OP confuses Alonso's cars' 'natural position' with Alonso's public statements about his cars. Calling the 2012 Ferrari the 4th best car is beyond ridiculous. If you make the massive assumption that Raikkonen was as good as Alonso in 2012 then you could make a case for it being 3rd best. I see t...
by Sharknose
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Double standards FIA!
Replies: 173
Views: 37286

Re: Double standards FIA!

I bet what he did with Vettel at Silverstone a driver like Maldonaldo would have turned in and not let him run him wide. It was Vettel who ran Verstappen wide first. No, Verstappen left the track to keep his position, thus gaining an advantage. And wasn't penalised for it. Apparently the stewards d...
by Sharknose
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Double standards FIA!
Replies: 173
Views: 37286

Re: Double standards FIA!

Max is rough sometimes, but who cares. It's fun to watch someone actually defend against a Ferrari or trying an overtake on a Merc. If it isn't fair the stewards are standing by to slay him. He's gone over the mark occasionally. - And it is very occasional - but he's done little I haven't seen from...
by Sharknose
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 70898

Re: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't hold a grudge to any driver in F1. It feels like you have one with Max. It is possible of course that you like another driver better but it cloud your judgement. I think it's pretty childish to assume someone only criticizes a driver because he likes "another driver better". You k...
by Sharknose
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Double standards FIA!
Replies: 173
Views: 37286

Re: Double standards FIA!

drivers hating each others guts! Not this politically correct blabla, where every move has to be analyzed and penalized. I suggest you start watching boxing instead of F1. Funny reading comments about Verstappen making it impossible to overtake. You can't seriously put this on him. Overtaking was d...
by Sharknose
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silverstone, Monza, Sepang, and Singapore
Replies: 26
Views: 7181

Re: Silverstone, Monza, Sepang, and Singapore

oz_karter wrote:Every year the media report the Melbourne race is in jeopardy and will either be replaced by another Australian circuit


I wish they would return the Australian GP to Adelaide. Never liked the Melbourne track.
by Sharknose
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso the points hoover
Replies: 307
Views: 56907

Re: Alonso the points hoover

The OP confuses Alonso's cars' 'natural position' with Alonso's public statements about his cars. Calling the 2012 Ferrari the 4th best car is beyond ridiculous. If you make the massive assumption that Raikkonen was as good as Alonso in 2012 then you could make a case for it being 3rd best. I see t...
by Sharknose
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes v Ferrari Tracks
Replies: 134
Views: 35607

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari Tracks

Aside from Singapore maybe, Mercedes should easily win the remaining races. Even more so because Ferrari also has had a pattern the past years of lagging behind in development. I'd say Hamilton has the WDC more or less in the bag, barring unforeseen circumstances. WDC in the bag? Hamilton has to de...
by Sharknose
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso the points hoover
Replies: 307
Views: 56907

Re: Alonso the points hoover

The OP confuses Alonso's cars' 'natural position' with Alonso's public statements about his cars. Calling the 2012 Ferrari the 4th best car is beyond ridiculous. If you make the massive assumption that Raikkonen was as good as Alonso in 2012 then you could make a case for it being 3rd best. I see t...
by Sharknose
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso the points hoover
Replies: 307
Views: 56907

Re: Alonso the points hoover

The OP confuses Alonso's cars' 'natural position' with Alonso's public statements about his cars. Calling the 2012 Ferrari the 4th best car is beyond ridiculous.
by Sharknose
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes v Ferrari Tracks
Replies: 134
Views: 35607

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari Tracks

Aside from Singapore maybe, Mercedes should easily win the remaining races. Even more so because Ferrari also has had a pattern the past years of lagging behind in development. I'd say Hamilton has the WDC more or less in the bag, barring unforeseen circumstances.
by Sharknose
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Double standards FIA!
Replies: 173
Views: 37286

Re: Double standards FIA!

Max is rough sometimes, but who cares. It's fun to watch someone actually defend against a Ferrari or trying an overtake on a Merc. If it isn't fair the stewards are standing by to slay him. He isn't 'rough' he's reckless and irresponsible. If everybody drove like him there would be no wheel-to-whe...
by Sharknose
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 70898

Re: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Verstappen33 wrote:The lock up from Max causing a collision with Ricciardo was very unfortunate.


That's the understatement of the year. It wasn't 'unfortunate', it was moronic. At least he got punished this time. Maybe if he had been punished for his many transgressions in the past, he'd be a little more careful.
by Sharknose
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DOTW Hungary - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend
Replies: 38
Views: 9316

Re: DOTW Hungary - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weeke

Alonso for taking that McLaren Honda to places where it has no right to be Why does everybody keep saying this? Maybe because Alonso created his own myth by talking down all his cars all the time throughout his career? Because it's often very true? But what if it isn't? Do we have to take his word ...
by Sharknose
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DOTW Hungary - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend
Replies: 38
Views: 9316

Re: DOTW Hungary - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weeke

mas wrote:Alonso for taking that McLaren Honda to places where it has no right to be


Why does everybody keep saying this? Maybe because Alonso created his own myth by talking down all his cars all the time throughout his career?
by Sharknose
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drop Hungary from the Calendar?
Replies: 87
Views: 14316

Re: Drop Hungary from the Calendar?

Maybe the 2017 cars don't help but I think it's more that it's just a bad track. Like Monaco without the scenery. It has always been near-impossible to overtake here. I remember in 1990 Senna was all over Boutsen's gearbox for the entire race and didn't manage to pass him.
by Sharknose
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 70898

Re: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Kimi is a World Champion F1 driver and still an asset to the Ferrari Team and had they not screw'd him over repeatedly thisl season, he would be right there competing for the WDC with Vettle, Hamy and Botas....., and they'd be closer to Mercedes in the WCC points than they are today. This is simply...
by Sharknose
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DOTW Hungary - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend
Replies: 38
Views: 9316

Re: DOTW Hungary - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weeke

Vettel, obviously. Not because he won but because of the way he managed to deal with his car issue. On the onboard you could clearly see how far he had to steer left on the straight.
by Sharknose
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 70898

Re: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Paolo_Lasardi wrote:Mercedes on the other hand strategically pushes the slower driver ahead of their main championship candidate.


They can afford that. Given the nature of the tracks remaining on the calendar, they'll probably win everything from now on.
by Sharknose
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: ATTENTION ALL NEW MEMBERS: POST APPROVAL
Replies: 257
Views: 744664

Re: ATTENTION ALL NEW MEMBERS: POST APPROVAL

Posted a few days ago but it hasn't shown up yet, do I have to ask for the post to be approved here?