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by mas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174544

Re: Silly Season 2020!

Are people really seriously entertaining the possibility of Kimi having a third career at Ferrari? They shouldn't be, he serves a far better role at Alfa Romeo benchmarking Ferrari's young drivers. At the moment Giovinazzi is falling a little short of stepping up to be a Ferrari driver. At best he ...
by mas
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18490

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

What is Vettel's motivation though ? If it's money he will carry on where ever he gets the most money. You are all assuming he's in it for the wins and glory. I actually think he's a no thrills guy who just loves to race, win or not.
by mas
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18490

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

Alonso is not done just laying dormant like a vampire waiting for a competitive car to fall into his lap ;). Alonso is the only modern driver who I would favour winning WDCs in his 40s like Fangio.
by mas
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18490

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

Would Red Bull actually want him back though. Actually he has more chance at Mercedes, he is German after all and their downforce is pretty solid ;). Mercedes or a junior team who throw the most money at him.
by mas
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 27025

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel is going downhill. Has he in his mind decided to retire at the end of this year? I expected Vettel to reasonably comfortably beat Leclerc this year. I don't think that now. Not saying that many are saying this on this forum, but I don't like those who imply that the WDCs he had don't show ho...
by mas
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18490

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

Bring back Alonso. Indeed, I wouldn't have given Vettel another big 3-year contract in the first place at least not with options, he's done nothing at Ferrari to deserve such a reward. It was obvious to me Leclerc would put some manners on him and said so at the time. Ferrari have screwed up their ...
by mas
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18490

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

Bring back Alonso. Indeed, I wouldn't have given Vettel another big 3-year contract in the first place at least not with options, he's done nothing at Ferrari to deserve such a reward. It was obvious to me Leclerc would put some manners on him and said so at the time. Ferrari have screwed up their ...
by mas
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18490

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

No, because it would be expensive to buy him out and get an expensive replacement. Low downforce cars just don't suit him so he might be better next year if Ferrari add more downforce especially to the rear, notice he's always spinning off from the rears giving out. 2021 is his crunch year, if he do...
by mas
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 27025

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel is going downhill. Has he in his mind decided to retire at the end of this year? I expected Vettel to reasonably comfortably beat Leclerc this year. I don't think that now. Not saying that many are saying this on this forum, but I don't like those who imply that the WDCs he had don't show ho...
by mas
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 27025

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel is going downhill. Has he in his mind decided to retire at the end of this year? I expected Vettel to reasonably comfortably beat Leclerc this year. I don't think that now. Not saying that many are saying this on this forum, but I don't like those who imply that the WDCs he had don't show ho...
by mas
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 174544

Re: Silly Season 2020!

But if he performs the way he's doing, would Alfa want to keep him another year as well? Gionivazzi is starting to cause concerns as he's not managed to finish in the points even once. I'm not sure that matters. Alfa only get to chose 1 driver. Ferrari gets to chose the other. Exactly. Kimi's at Al...
by mas
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC
Replies: 123
Views: 25073

Re: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC

I'm not writing Vettel off after one poor race. Leclerc has been impressive and it certainly looks like he's got what it takes, so I definitely see him as a possibility. But just as I didn't write Hamilton off after Bottas beat him in Australia, I'm not writing Vettel off because Leclerc beat him h...
by mas
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC
Replies: 123
Views: 25073

Re: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC

2 weeks ago Bottas was WDC, now it's Leclerc, who will be WDC after China? ;) I'm crossing fingers for Leclerc too, he's fast driver but I'm a fan more because of the way he was able to handle the situation yesterday, great guy :) On driving talent alone it's a three way fight between Hamilton, Lec...
by mas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 28984

Re: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread

Based on the fact that Hamilton hit his fastest lap of 1:33.528 on lap 36 and Leclerc hit his fastest lap of 1:33.411 on lap 38 with a lighter car with both fastest laps two laps after the last pitstop for mediums. http://en.mclarenf-1.com/index.php?page=chart&gp=1019&graf=3&dr1=Lewis%20Hamilton&dr2...
by mas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 28984

Re: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread

I would argue that the Mercedes with mediums was not necessarily slower probably close to parity.
by mas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 28984

Re: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread

But Leclerc was in the same car so it theoretically should have been harder.
by mas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 28984

Re: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread

He overtook Vettel better than Hamilton did, with no real drama, clean and collision free. When has been the last time Vettel been cleanly overtaken with a teammate in a racing scenario ? He's still finding his feet in F1 and Ferrari but boy he's got everybody's attention now especially Hamilton who...
by mas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 48513

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Schumacher had to overcome a lot of fast Newey cars and I suppose Massa and Rosberg were his most modern teammates and in the twilight of his career long past his youthful peak he did well against an almost WDC and a WDC who beat Hamilton to get it.
by mas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 49
Views: 9991

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

Leclerc, Hamilton and Verstappen. Leclerc showed remarkable maturity to come back after a dodgy start to coolly take his position back and was clearly the fastest driver. Hamilton showed his pitbull tenacity when he eventually had the car underneath him on mediums to harass Vettel into a mistake. Th...
by mas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The inevitable question...
Replies: 175
Views: 23046

Re: The inevitable question...

Actually thinking further if Leclerc beats Vettel in the next two seasons and they don't find another fast young driver why not Alonso again when Vettel's contract is up as he appears a free agent these days ? He would be no older than Raikonnen is now and the latter is still quick.
by mas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The inevitable question...
Replies: 175
Views: 23046

Re: The inevitable question...

I think the consensus on this forum last year was that Vettel's mistakes and form played a big part in the result as the two cars were pretty evenly matched through the season. I was adamant at the time that Alonso would have done a better job and it seems LeClerc may have done too. LeClerc from the...
by mas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 41289

Re: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Should be exciting as tyre wear/compatibility will probably play the major role in victory as Ferrari/Mercedes are very close. I wouldn't even rule out Verstappen or Magnusson to spring a surprise over the whole distance. Odds though are on LeClerc to start a winning streak.
by mas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 33460

Re: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Giovinazzi has never looked special. Sure give him this season but Ferrari should have another youngster ready for next year to test against the tried and tested Kimi benchmark in Alfa Romeo. His slidey driving in Australia was dire so it's just not lack of speed.
by mas
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 112778

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

What I find annoying is when Ferrari and Red Bull was dominating, FIA tried every trick in the book to slow them down. Mercedes has been more dominant for a longer period of time, and FIA have just let it happen. We are currently in a period of the sport where one team has won everything since 2014...
by mas
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Ferrari have pitted a car to go for the fastest lap?
Replies: 41
Views: 8315

Re: Should Ferrari have pitted a car to go for the fastest l

It's a judgement call, what if one of the cars ahead had an off but Ferrari had no car to take advantage because both had taken an extra pit stop ? What if say Hamilton's old tyres had worn out badly but no Ferrari in the immediate vicinity to take advantage ? Split the strategy so you go for the ex...
by mas
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Ferrari have pitted a car to go for the fastest lap?
Replies: 41
Views: 8315

Re: Should Ferrari have pitted a car to go for the fastest l

Yes. Pit Vettel and get LeClerc to let him pass at the end. So Leclerc himself not allowed to get fastest lap, just there to be a doormat for Vettel? The team would have been better served with him staying out on his hard tyres to pressure the cars ahead on their fading mediums. Vettel was really d...
by mas
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Ferrari have pitted a car to go for the fastest lap?
Replies: 41
Views: 8315

Re: Should Ferrari have pitted a car to go for the fastest l

Yes. Pit Vettel and get LeClerc to let him pass at the end.
by mas
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Australian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 265
Views: 49578

Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix Race Thread

My conclusions from Australia 2019. 1) This track is always an outlier and never a good judge for the rest of the season so Red Bull/Ferrari fans do not get too disheartened. 2) Yet again this season how comfortable a car/driver is with the Pirellis and the associated wear performance will determine...
by mas
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 77135

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

Is it too early to call 2019? I have no inclination to believe anything other than another Hamilton title. One of Hamilton/Vettel/LeClerc/Verstappen. Ferrari will have two fast drivers of complementary temperaments i.e. if one screws up due to a brain fade the other should capitalise and the Honda ...
by mas
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Mexican Grand Prix
Replies: 10
Views: 4136

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

Max, Sebastian and Daniel. That was what the podium was going to be on merit until car failure.
by mas
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922997

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

It's appropriate that he has equalled Fangio's record as he is at least as important in F1 history as him. I got a feeling like Vettel had after 2013 that further WDCs maybe harder to come by as other teams get more competitive. Regardless Lewis has already done enough to be considered as one of the...
by mas
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max Verstappen: youngest driver on pole in F1 history?
Replies: 86
Views: 21897

Re: Max Verstappen: youngest driver on pole in F1 history?

There is still a faint possibility in the other races but Slim is slowly leaving town. Pleased for Ricciardo though as he can now join Renault on a high. Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault will all have top quality drivers next year (Hulk probably is already but reinforced by Daniel addition) s...
by mas
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 U.S. Grand Prix
Replies: 38
Views: 8900

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 U.S. Grand Prix

Kimi, Max, Lewis in that order. Good to see last decade's Kimi back for a guest appearance ;).
by mas
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 835
Views: 260126

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

Rosberg pulled himself together at the same age to win the WDC. Vettel has to lose his impulsiveness and be more calculating like Lewis is now. Why does he continue to take unnecessary high risks in wheel to wheel combat ? Basically against peer opposition his overtakes are generally not under contr...
by mas
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2698216

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Still Ferrari's last WDC and today was a hint of how he done it. Will Vettel ever do it for the Prancing Horse ?
by mas
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas and Rosberg - Who ya got?
Replies: 203
Views: 46482

Re: Bottas and Rosberg - Who ya got?

Rosberg > Vettel > Bottas.

Rosberg generally performed in the same league as Schumacher and Hamilton and beat them both over at least one season in points. Rosberg was quicker than Bottas and more aggressive.
by mas
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2698216

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

He did it on genuine pace and great driving too. He's generally been on it this season as the car is good and suits him too which is rare these days. At least his son got to see him win a race ...
by mas
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 835
Views: 260126

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

Pressure. He just has to mature a bit more over the off-season, take stock of the whole season like Lewis did after 2011 and genuinely think where he could have made better decisions and come back better. His judgement has always lagged his pace, time to change that now.
by mas
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 42953

Re: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Race Thread

Indeed, Hamilton was the only one of the top twelve to do two pit stops.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... mQAEG.html
by mas
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 354
Views: 42953

Re: 2018 U.S. Grand Prix Race Thread

Great win by Kimi, the Ferrari is now approaching 2007 level and he likes it so he usually goes fast under those conditions, nice sharp driving and a good way to end his Ferrari career and rejoin Sauber on a high. He looks slim and fit too at 39 so it all came together finally in his second Ferrari ...