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by Mort Canard
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6854

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

I am confused by the almost unanimous conclusion here that Max is the best qualifier on the grid. He has a total of 4 pole positions after 120 entries. He also has ten wins which says to me that that his race day performance is more than twice as good as his qualifying performance. Max did not take...
by Mort Canard
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6854

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

I am confused by the almost unanimous conclusion here that Max is the best qualifier on the grid. He has a total of 4 pole positions after 120 entries. He also has ten wins which says to me that that his race day performance is more than twice as good as his qualifying performance. Max did not take ...
by Mort Canard
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Max Verstappen thread
Replies: 257
Views: 47107

Re: Official Max Verstappen thread

“The advantage Hamilton has over Verstappen is his incredible” – Helmut Marko https://thesportsrush.com/f1-news-the-advantage-hamilton-has-over-verstappen-is-his-incredible-helmut-marko/ “I think the race has clearly shown that the two belong to a class of their own,” Marko tells Motorsport-Total.c...
by Mort Canard
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 8827

Re: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread

mikeyg123 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:18 pm
So with a full day of testing almost complete I think we can all agree that the pecking order going into the season is clearly -

1. Red Bull
2. Alpine
3. McLaren
4. Alfa Romeo
5. Alpha Tauri
6. Williams
7. Ferrari
8. Mercedes
9. Aston Martin
10. Haas
:lol:
by Mort Canard
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix...
Replies: 121
Views: 8763

Re: Countdown to 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix...

https://i.imgur.com/6vK25mV.png Source - Imgur For me this is very much a local racer. Kent Prather's race shop is about 2 hrs. from my front door. He has raced that MGA since 1980 in SCCA club races and more recently in a number of vintage races. Kent has eight SCCA National Championships and that...
by Mort Canard
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions - 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: Bold predictions - 2021

If the pecking order remains the same as in 2020, I would expect Vettel to come 5th in the standings. Maybe 6th as McLaren have a stronger driver now. Yep, Danny will come fifth this season. Seb, Freddy, Lando, Charlie, & Carlos will fight it out for positions in the bottom half of the top ten.
by Mort Canard
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions - 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: Bold predictions - 2021

To get the ball rolling: Mazepin to score more points than Schumacher Ocon to be pretty even with Alonso McLaren to go backwards due to lack of testing time with new car/engine combo and drop back in the champiosnhip As much as I hate all those predictions, I have to say you could be right with a f...
by Mort Canard
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?
Replies: 311
Views: 84383

Re: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?

Ring up the totals again. 12/31/2020 Lewis Hamilton 7 WDC Titles. (Tied with MS @ 7) 95 Wins. (All time record) 265 Consecutive starts. (All time record) 53 Fastest Laps. (2nd all time behind MS @ 77) 14 Consecutive seasosn with at least one win. (2nd all time behind MS @ 15) (On going) 98 Pole Posi...
by Mort Canard
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions - 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: Bold predictions - 2021

Williams to beat Haas in the WCC Second time this has been mooted, I guess we would be looking at the Haas drivers? As I remember, Mick usually takes a season or so to get his legs under him in a new formula. Add to that the history of Mazepin and I don't see Haas scoring points this year without a...
by Mort Canard
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions - 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 1726

Re: Bold predictions - 2021

To get the ball rolling: Mazepin to score more points than Schumacher Ocon to be pretty even with Alonso McLaren to go backwards due to lack of testing time with new car/engine combo and drop back in the champiosnhip As much as I hate all those predictions, I have to say you could be right with a f...
by Mort Canard
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers and Covid-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: F1 drivers and Covid-19

For the same reason that a lot of world politicians caught Covid early on, racing drivers are also more likely to be exposed to the virus. The key is how many people you are exposed to in the course of a day and how many precautions you take. Even if you cut out all of the "meet and greets" that an ...
by Mort Canard
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If Hamilton doesn't sign
Replies: 26
Views: 1389

Re: If Hamilton doesn't sign

Hell his ego will not let him race this year... the only person to have 8 WDC under his belt. Come on now get real, Lewis has zero plans to not let that happen this year. You seem to have problems with the English language. You wrote, "Hell his ego will not let him race this year... the only person...
by Mort Canard
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars 2020 results
Replies: 21
Views: 1588

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars 2020 results

J.U. Thanks for all of the effort you put into these polls!
by Mort Canard
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 calendar
Replies: 37
Views: 3008

Re: 2021 calendar

I am sort of expecting that Australia and probably Canada will be canceled. US, Mexico, and Brazil might be late enough in the year to benefit from the vaccination campaigns.

I would really like to see Sepang replace Vietnam in the April time slot.
by Mort Canard
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Perez perform against Max?
Replies: 58
Views: 4637

Re: How will Perez perform against Max?

I am going to predict that Checo will be a much stronger team mate to Max than Alex or Pierre ever were. I am not sure that Checo will beat Max on merit but he should be close enough to take full advantage of any missteps by Max.
by Mort Canard
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 F1 Champion Prediction Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1875

Re: 2021 F1 Champion Prediction Thread

Hamilton if he is in the Merc seat (he will be) - Comfortable but not all his own way . Unless of course he gets ill, injured or father time suddenly catches him. I'd say almost like 2020. Almost Expect Red Bull to be a bit more of a thorn but it will surely be a bit of a dead rubber season in term...
by Mort Canard
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!
Replies: 29
Views: 1934

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

The good team mate matches should be: Carlos Sainz/Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) Max Verstappen/Sergio Perez (Red Bull) Daniel Ricciardo/Lando Norris (Mclaren) Fernando Alonso/Esteban Ocon (Alpine) Pierre Gasly/Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri) OTOH team mate wars that should be blow outs will be: Lewis Hamilt...
by Mort Canard
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers, December 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2965

Re: Rank the Drivers, December 2020

Here is how I voted in the poll: 1 Hamilton 2 Verstappen 3 Ricciardo 4 Leclerc 5 Sainz 6 Russell 7 Perez 8 Norris 9 Hulkenberg 10 Bottas 11 Vettel 12 Raikkonen 13 Gasly 14 Ocon 15 Albon 16 Giovianzzi 17 Stroll 18 Magnussen 19 Grosjean 20 Kyvat 21 Latifi 22 Aitken 23 Fittipaldi From about seventh or ...
by Mort Canard
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4773
Views: 1026524

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Whether Hamilton will ever tell us how confident he was in signing for Mercedes remains to be seen, but it does seem to have been much lower-risk than Ricciardo's, or JV's or Emmo's. I'd regard Hamilton's decision to move to Mercedes as a lower risk version of Schumacher's move to Ferrari. Mercedes...
by Mort Canard
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Checo (Sergio) Perez Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 13922

Re: Official Checo (Sergio) Perez Thread

We all believe (mostly) Bottas is as good as Perez. A good car too makes a difference as it showcases the qualities of a driver (Russell in Sakhir). I may be biased but expect 2021 to have a 4 way battle which includes Perez. Question remains is Perez allowed to fight for the win or just be good en...
by Mort Canard
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Perez perform against Max?
Replies: 58
Views: 4637

Re: How will Perez perform against Max?

If Checo beats Max over the course of the season it will upset the F1 pecking order in a major way. If he actually beats Max -- which is to say, proves himself the superior driver, rather than somehow finishing ahead due to massively different reliability -- that will mean that everything we think ...
by Mort Canard
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Perez perform against Max?
Replies: 58
Views: 4637

Re: How will Perez perform against Max?

I don't really know. Max had five retirements in 2020. Some were mechanical and some were driving mistakes. When he was running at the end he had one sixth place finish and the rest were podiums. I think it will be very hard for Checo to beat Max on anything like a consistent basis. I will guess tha...
by Mort Canard
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mercedes unbeatable?
Replies: 104
Views: 11103

Re: Is Mercedes unbeatable?

If Lewis can get back to his pre-covid-19 form by March 21, I don't see anyone out there who will have much for him. Aside from his post-covid funk in Abu Dhabi I don't see him showing any significant signs of slipping. RBR's pairing of Max & Checo could be a potent combination and could cause the M...
by Mort Canard
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 3rd in WCC will go to?
Replies: 24
Views: 2051

Re: 3rd in WCC will go to?

Hopefully we can add Alpha Tauri and maybe Ferrari to the mix in midfield runners . Wow. This is definitely something I didn't expect to read after the end of last season. Maybe we'll get a Williams/Ferrari battle for 9th in the constructors in 2021? 8) With Ferrari and Alpha Tauri running a distan...
by Mort Canard
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 3rd in WCC will go to?
Replies: 24
Views: 2051

Re: 3rd in WCC will go to?

I am hoping for another round of this battle next year. McLaren will have a bit more advantage with the Merc engine although there may be some teething problems with fitting a new engine into the chasis. Alpine (Renault) and Aston Marting (Racing Point) should be back as strong as ever. Hopefully we...
by Mort Canard
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict the next World Champion
Replies: 36
Views: 2194

Re: Predict the next World Champion

For me it's a toss up between George and Max. I think a lot depends on who has the better car for the new regs at the start of 2022. On the theory that RBR will make up most of the performance gap to Mercedes I will go with Max. I don't expect George to win a hotly contested championship battle in h...
by Mort Canard
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BRDC officially announces Hamilton Straight
Replies: 8
Views: 807

Re: BRDC officially announces Hamilton Straight

This is one of those recognitions that, while it may be deserved, is probably best left till a driver retires or is at least running his farewell season. Sir Jackie and Jim Clark are probably also deserving of having features of Silverstone named after them. OTOH there are not many features of the t...
by Mort Canard
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will claim 4th in the WDC?
Replies: 35
Views: 3001

Re: Who will claim 4th in the WDC?

Final Standings for the year. 4 Sergio Perez Racing Point 125 5 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 119 6 Carlos Sainz McLaren 105 7 Alex Albon Red Bull 105 8 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 98 9 Lando Norris McLaren 97 10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 75 11 Lance Stroll Racing Point 75 There were two tie breakers this year...
by Mort Canard
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

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

Max, Daniel, Lando.

Honorable mention to Carlos and Lewis. As fit as Lewis is, he had to have been wrung out and used up after the race.
by Mort Canard
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6595

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

Maybe it would have been better if Russell had been in the Merc, Hamilton's not looked on it at in the race, he did admit today that he felt better, I would question if he's fully fit. What more could Hamilton do? I don't think he was 100% and he's just admitted as such in his interview. :thumbup: ...
by Mort Canard
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will claim 4th in the WDC?
Replies: 35
Views: 3001

Re: Who will claim 4th in the WDC?

Well, the WDC points going into the last round for the fourth position are as follows: 4 Sergio Perez Racing Point 125 5 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 112 6 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 98 7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 97 8 Alex Albon Red Bull 93 9 Lando Norris McLaren 87 10 Lance Stroll Racing Point 74 11 Pierre Ga...
by Mort Canard
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers from the past choice of number
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Drivers from the past choice of number

I do like the new tradition of the number staying with the driver. Certainly in the US in Nascar one has only to see the #3 or #43 logos to evoke the drivers who made them memorable. I would rather the driver kept the number than the team though. #44 will be long remembered as the number of Lewis Ha...
by Mort Canard
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11725

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

I will be very excited to see George and Lewis as team mates in 2022. George had the measure of Valtteri pretty much all afternoon.
by Mort Canard
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14041

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

I wonder if Max and Charles can use their soft tires to advantage on the start over the mediums of Valtteri and George????
by Mort Canard
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso - A young driver ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Alonso - A young driver ?

tootsie323 wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:19 pm
Wasn't he Benjamin Franklin's team mate for a couple of years?
Fixerated!!! :lol:

It's been a while.
by Mort Canard
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 5847

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Battle Far wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:23 pm
I'm certain that neither Racing Point nor Mclaren will be that far down this afternoon.

BTW, did I see correctly that Jack Aitken recorded his 0.4s slower than Latifi lap on Hard tyres?

If so that's pretty impressive
Looks like Aitken on hard tires and Latifi on Mediums for their fastest laps.
by Mort Canard
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 5847

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Stroll in 11th and Perez in 12th.
Sainz in 13th and Norris in 16th.

Both teams have some work to do.
by Mort Canard
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 5847

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Promising start for Russell in FP1. Valtteri's best lap was hampered by a bobble at turn 1.

Will be interesting to watch how Valtteri handles the pressure from George this weekend.
by Mort Canard
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 5847

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

cmax wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:21 am
Started following f1 at the start of the 2010 season and as a Lewis fan. Haven't missed a race thus far and this approaching weekend looks somewhat surreal to me. Don't know who to root for.
No need to root for anyone. Just sit back and enjoy the race. :nod:
by Mort Canard
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11725

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

I should imagine Lewis is hoping he won't beat Valtteri by much! Only if he beats both Valtteri and Max soundly. If Valtteri has another mediocre race, trouncing him won't mean much. Gapping the whole field would be very impressive and would get Lewis' attention. Still I think Lewis would welcome h...