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by BMWSauber84
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 401
Views: 10273

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

The first time two British drivers have been on the podium since Hamilton and Button at China 2012 apparently. Raikkonen has picked up some bizarre penalties since he joined Alfa.
by BMWSauber84
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 401
Views: 10273

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

What a race that was. Verstappen flirted with disaster, while Hamilton was engaged in some serious heavy petting with it. Hamilton especially got away with one there. In the second race of the season in what looks set to be a hell of a battle, you can't be throwing away 18/19 points on the off chanc...
by BMWSauber84
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14493

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

The importance of having that other driver in contention really showed even though that botched Bottas pit stop stopped Mercedes reaping the full benefit. Pitting Bottas to threaten a second undercut stopped Verstappen getting an even bigger tyre offset from the very first stint where Max could sure...
by BMWSauber84
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14493

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

What an opener that was. Having races that aren't an absolutely nailed on one stopper helps enormously, but not as much as having a genuinely competitive fight between two teams. Early on last season, Verstappen would have been pretty satisfied with this result, but not now. The Red Bull isn't just ...
by BMWSauber84
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 14493

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

The soft compound starters might well get saved by an early safety car. This already feels like a big race for Bottas so early in the season. A very competitive Red Bull is disastrous for him if he lags behind Hamilton in the first three races or so. It would possibly see him relegated to a support ...
by BMWSauber84
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12399

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

This will be difficult for Sainz and Tsunoda to swallow as both had looked quick this weekend but didn't produce laps when it really mattered. That's a whole lot better than being slow all weekend though. Perez being down in 11th really isn't ideal. Perhaps Red Bull should have had him on softs anyw...
by BMWSauber84
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 12399

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I have been trying not to get my hopes up about this Red Bull pace, but I think we can now start to get excited. Not so much that it's Red Bull or anything just that there is a challenge on.
by BMWSauber84
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker dies aged 97.
Replies: 26
Views: 1262

Re: Murray Walker dies aged 97.

Very sad. Just an amazing commentator with an infectious level of enthusiasm for Motorsport. Not just the greatest Motorsport commentator of all time, but one of the greatest commentators in any sport. His excitement at key moments never sounded feigned.
by BMWSauber84
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton signs for Mercedes
Replies: 97
Views: 3755

Re: Hamilton signs for Mercedes

So, Russell, Bottas and Hamilton all have contracts ending at the end of the upcoming season. Well done Mercedes for being very much on control of things for 2022. It looks bad when you put it like that, but something utterly extraordinary would have to happen to have two or even all three of those...
by BMWSauber84
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton signs for Mercedes
Replies: 97
Views: 3755

Re: Hamilton signs for Mercedes

A one year deal gives all parties a certain amount of flexibility. While having both drivers out of contract at the end of the coming season seems risky, they have Russell as a sure thing and they won't exactly be short of drivers willing to take a Merc seat. It now seems a near certainty that Georg...
by BMWSauber84
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which drivers will we see full-time in F1 again?
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Re: Which drivers won't we see full-time in F1 again?

<t>I think Albon will probably end up back at Alpha Tauri at some point. He looks by far the most likely to get back into F1 full time. There's still an outside chance for Hulkenberg most likely back at Williams for 2022. <br/> <br/> I can't even imagine any of the others coming back. There are some...
by BMWSauber84
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 85
Views: 14944

Re: US election - prediction

Even taking away what happened at the capitol, there is absolutely no comparison. Trump pressured the Georgia secretary of state to "find him" 11,000+ votes. He tried to force the Vice President to throw out the Electoral college votes despite not having the constitutional power to do so. He has fi...
by BMWSauber84
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 85
Views: 14944

Re: US election - prediction

Hold on. Didn't we just go through 4 yrs of the Democrat's, their backers & supporters, all propped up by a hyper partisan mass & social media, constantly, day in day out, doing everything they could to undermine the validity of a government who also won a free & fair election? Ukraine Gate ? Russi...
by BMWSauber84
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 85
Views: 14944

Re: US election - prediction

[quote="Jezza13 " post_id=835566 time=1610103497 user_id=15002] [quote="Alienturnedhuman " post_id=835563 time=1610097329 user_id=2135] [quote="Jezza13 " post_id=835558 time=1610069310 user_id=15002] [quote="Banana Man " post_id=835556 time=1610053639 user_id=14845] I don't. They lost a free and fai...
by BMWSauber84
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 85
Views: 14944

Re: US election - prediction

I do sympathise a little with the protestors yesterday, and those who are generally against a Democratic party in what may be a term in which the party controls both the Senate and Congress . Looking at the outside in, I see America as the land of the free - where people are permitted to live their...
by BMWSauber84
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 85
Views: 14944

Re: US election - prediction

It's interesting, and encouraging IMO, to see high ranking Republican figures making some pretty damning statements against Trump in the wake of this. Even as much as congressmen calling for his cabinet to declare him unfit, invoke the 25th amendment, and remove him from office. I dont see that hap...
by BMWSauber84
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 85
Views: 14944

Re: US election - prediction

Utterly disgraceful scenes. The legal challenges have been comically inept, and the allegations completely laughable. The consequences however are no laughing matter. A woman has apparently been shot and is in critical condition. Those Banana Republicans who have backed this brazen coup attempt shou...
by BMWSauber84
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4773
Views: 1030163

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

So, in short - he has demonstrated his talent in a lesser car. Well, lesser by some very lofty standards. Hamilton has never spent a season in a car incapable of winning a race on merit -- something that precious few other WDCs can say. The stats bear that out. Hamilton has won at least one race ev...
by BMWSauber84
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 85
Views: 14944

Re: US election - prediction

2 Republicans die and go to heaven.
They ask God if he'd answer one question.
"Of course," God says.
They ask how the Democrats rigged the election in 2020.
"It wasn't rigged," God replied.
Republicans look at one another and say, "This conspiracy goes higher than we thought!
by BMWSauber84
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!
Replies: 29
Views: 1946

Re: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!

There are some interesting little subplots here. Perez and Sainz, two drivers seen as midfield generals have chances to prove they can be more than that. Carlos Sainz had it all his own way at McLaren really. The team had pitifully low expectations when he arrived and he was up against a rookie team...
by BMWSauber84
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures
Replies: 1684
Views: 705940

Re: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures

JN23 wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Just seen this on Reddit. Baku turn one at night when there is no Grand Prix happening:

https://amp.reddit.com/r/formula1/comme ... ssion=true
None of them are going to be able to get a clean lap in with so little time left in the session.
by BMWSauber84
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4773
Views: 1030163

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

It's very likely that Hamilton's tax situation was looked into by HMRC before giving him the honour. David Beckham was rumoured to have missed out on a knighthood because of a tax dodging scheme.
by BMWSauber84
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mercedes unbeatable?
Replies: 104
Views: 11132

Re: Is Mercedes unbeatable?

The turbo hybrid era has certainly been tough for Mercedes rivals. Ferrari and Red Bull have 17 wins each over these 7 seasons. There have only been two seasons in that period where it even looked remotely likely that we could see a non Merc world champion. Before this era, Ferrari had 20 consecutiv...
by BMWSauber84
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4773
Views: 1030163

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Also, I'd like to start an official petition to get Lewis Hamilton to go by Carl Davidson just so we can have a different World Champion in 2021. Who's with me... I'm hearing a seat has opened up at Haas. Go on Lewis, you know you want to! Please don't! I'm still recovering from when some thought S...
by BMWSauber84
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most underrated driver 2000-2020
Replies: 42
Views: 2696

Re: Most underrated driver 2000-2020

Fisichella definitely deserves a mention. He produced some eye catching drives even before the qualification period in this thread and looked excellent at times to the point where after Hakkinen retired and before Raikkonen and Alonso really came to prominence, some considered him to be the second b...
by BMWSauber84
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11158

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Signing this lad seems like a case of Haas really shooting themselves in the foot. They have signed Mick Schumacher, the son of a driver a lot of people consider to be the best ever, that's an absolute PR gift. After a miserable couple of seasons on and off track and the Rich Energy humiliation, it'...
by BMWSauber84
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11158

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Yep I tend to agree with you. Also 'Cancel Culture' is just a buzz word much like 'Virtue Signaling', sometimes it's justified and sometimes it's sanctimonious as Black_Flag_11 suggests. IMO, 'Cancel Culture' is mostly a term used by those who wish for a return to the days when a company or a perso...
by BMWSauber84
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4773
Views: 1030163

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Ah. What an unfortunate result for Tyson Fury. He was hoping to not see an official vote reveal to him how he isn't quite the People's Champion after all. LOL. (And I'll be rooting for Fury vs Joshua when it happens.) Basically the opposite for me. As much of a kn*b head as Fury can be, and he has ...
by BMWSauber84
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Curious Case Of Jacques Villeneuve.
Replies: 40
Views: 2575

Re: The Curious Case Of Jacques Villeneuve.

I've seen it theorised that Jacques lost his edge after the Melbourne crash in 2001 that killed a marshall. It's difficult to know for sure with that sort of thing. Even so, he is probably one of the weakest world champions. One time champs like Farina, Alan Jones, Denny Hulme, Mansell, Damon Hill, ...
by BMWSauber84
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could Red Bull have been faster than Mercedes since Turkey?
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Could Red Bull have been faster than Mercedes since Turkey?

I think the fact that Albon was able to get onto the back of Hamilton suggests that the Red Bull was the quickest car in Abu Dhabi. The Merc lads were complaining of the car being unresponsive in certain corners losing time to the typically oversteery Red Bull.
by BMWSauber84
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 3rd in WCC will go to?
Replies: 24
Views: 2060

Re: 3rd in WCC will go to?

There's absolutely no doubt in my mind that a Perez/Hulkenberg team all season for Racing Point would have seen then comfortably third in the WCC. Over an entire season, Stroll jnr just isn't going to deliver consistently week in, week out. The truly worrying thing is that he got weaker as the seaso...
by BMWSauber84
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3511

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

That is also a 17-0 qualifying clean sweep for Verstappen over Albon. Thanks for the memories Alex, but it's time to go.
by BMWSauber84
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 3rd in WCC will go to?
Replies: 24
Views: 2060

Re: 3rd in WCC will go to?

Really, Racing Point should have wrapped this third place up by now, and credit has to go to McLaren for keeping it interesting. If McLaren do pinch third, than RP will have to reflect on the fact that since he stood on the podium at Monza, Stroll has amassed 17 points to Perez's 91 (yes 91. That's ...
by BMWSauber84
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?
Replies: 88
Views: 6717

Re: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?

This makes no sense to me. Red Bull desperately tried to keep Ricciardo before he went to Renault. If they were all about protecting Vertsappen then that makes no sense. Red Bull have shown themselves the only major team to not be afraid of putting two top drivers together. And if Perez does beat h...
by BMWSauber84
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11158

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

There is a question of whether we really want dodgy Russia based oligarchs getting a foothold into F1, and this may happen as the Mazepin family increase their influence at Haas. Obviously Nikita isn't his father, but they do come as a package in a similar way to Lance and Lawrence. I think F1 team ...
by BMWSauber84
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11799

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

An overlooked aspect of this is the fact that Russell isn't an ideal fit for that Merc chassis as it is, and can't apply full brake pressure. Yas Marina is has some far more technical sections than outer layout at Sakhir and that would surely make it difficult for George to be competitive. The fact ...
by BMWSauber84
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3971

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

F1Tyrant wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Poor George...
But from a certain point of view, he got an opportunity that he didn't think would come this year, and proved a lot about himself. It sounds patronising, but in many ways that's more important than a race win. He's dramatically improved his negotiating position.
by BMWSauber84
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3971

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

I'm guessing Vandoorne is in for Friday as a "sorry we dragged you all they way to Bahrain just to watch" thing?
by BMWSauber84
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?
Replies: 88
Views: 6717

Re: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?

They haven't signed Perez because they are waiting to see if they can poach Hamilton. ;)
by BMWSauber84
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11158

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Mazepin is a much smaller problem to society than Cancel Culture And this particular case shines a light on that really. People are trying to weaponize cancel culture against Mazepin here. Yes, I've seen plenty of tweets calling for him to lose his superlicence over this, or at least be kicked out ...