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by mkone
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 63932

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread

To think, the record would be his if Mclaren and Honda weren’t so terrible Or if he wasn't his own worst enemy at time (see spygate), which got him out of McLaren back to a by then uncompetitive Renault, then risking it all for McLaren Honda after ditching Ferrari, who have turned out to be Mercede...
by mkone
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 63932

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton didn't squeeze Kimi at all though. Kimi just had some understeer there. Hamilton left a full car's width. Yes he left a full car's width, and was 100% not at fault for what happened. But part of what makes Fernando Alonso great (and I am not really a fan of him) is how he seems to be able ...
by mkone
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 63932

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread

I know that Kimi was wholly at fault for his incident with Hamilton, but sometime I wonder it drivers could be a bit more careful not to squeeze other drivers and make some allowances e.g. for cold tyres, a possible lockup etc. Similarly for the Grosjean / Sainz incident. If Sainz had left a bit mor...
by mkone
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 63932

Re: 2018 British Grand Prix Race Thread

Mercedes threw away a podium here. Not pitting Bottas was a huge mistake.
by mkone
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 506
Views: 91187

Re: 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

Could Vettel use the ultrasofts at the end of the race?
by mkone
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 100703

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

Without reading a single post on here the ONLY one to blame was Vettel. Raikkonen had the best start by far and was ahead of Verstappen and Verstappen gave him room to get by until Vettel pulled the ridiculous squeeze on both of them in an attempt to keep from losing the lead going into turn 1. It ...
by mkone
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 100703

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

pause at 0:19. Kimi steered into Max PPuyooS0QqY Replay shows: Vettel swerving fast to cover Max Max being away of Seb and slightly turning left and realising Kimi was there Kimi coming up and trying to encourage Max to move over a bit by slightly turning in to him Both Ferraris unaware that they h...
by mkone
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 100703

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

There appears to be an assumption that Vettel could have avoided the incident by being more cautious. In this specific incident, maybe given that Max had started to back out. However, in other races, there may well have been other cars behind him and being too cautious can actually be a bad idea as ...
by mkone
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 653
Views: 74079

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Was a racing incident.

Blame Kimi's good start for this one.
by mkone
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 74148

Re: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Ferrari's strategy worked much to the surprise of most... myself included!!! Hats off to Lewis for giving the position back to Bottas. I, honestly did not think that he/they would do it. :thumbup: He has to. If he doesn't, Bottas doesn't agree to it next time and Hamilton doesn't get the chance to ...
by mkone
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Forum opinion on Vettel/Hamilton incident
Replies: 506
Views: 76614

Re: Forum opinion on Vettel/Hamilton incident

MistaVega23 wrote:The stewards have Vettel a 30 second penalty?
When did this happen? I can't find any mention / confirmation of it anywhere.
by mkone
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Canadian Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 136
Views: 34468

Re: 2017 Canadian Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

Ferrari looking quick! Could they do P2 in supersofts? That would be interesting from a strategy perspective.
by mkone
Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 12 Place Grid Drop if your team mate beats you in qualifying
Replies: 41
Views: 8304

Re: 12 Place Grid Drop if your team mate beats you in qualif

I like the idea for one reason. It means more pressure on drivers to beat their team mates, and makes qualifying even more important. At the moment, a second driver in a really good car can be happy to qualify just behind his team mate. This system would stop that and reduce the car advantage for th...
by mkone
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Looks like Alonso messed up leaving Ferrari
Replies: 217
Views: 27645

Re: Looks like Alonso messed up leaving Ferrari

People keep saying that. But Vettel has delivered every time he had a car capable of winning the championship. *cough* 2009 *cough* Championship was sewn up early by Button. The double-deck diffuser on that Brawn gave them an insurmountable lead. Brawn did nearly as much as they could to throw it a...
by mkone
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Closing in to Striking Distance
Replies: 83
Views: 13295

Re: Ferrari Closing in to Striking Distance

Ferrari's strategy only worked because they had a genuine pace advantage today. No, they really did not. Source: live timing throughout the race. The Merc was faster like for like. But that isn't the whole story. Of course, the Merc, on fresher tyres, is faster. But it chews through tyres too quick...
by mkone
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Looks like Alonso messed up leaving Ferrari
Replies: 217
Views: 27645

Re: Looks like Alonso messed up leaving Ferrari

Alonso is superior to Vettel, that's not a secret. People keep saying that. But Vettel has delivered every time he had a car capable of winning the championship. Alonso hasn't, at least 3 times. Once when he had (rookie) Hamilton as a team mate, and for Vettel's first championship where he threw it...
by mkone
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Malaysian GP Race Thread
Replies: 384
Views: 46367

Re: 2015 Malaysian GP Race Thread

<Putting a tinfoil hat>. What if that was a pose by Merc? Just second race, big fuss by "some" teams about their total dominance, and voila..."Merc: see? Ferrari does it. So it's your fault". Now the "some" teams shut up, everyone is calm and next Merc blows again ever...
by mkone
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The finger is back!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 5512

The finger is back!!!!

We (well, some of us) missed it.
by mkone
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Malaysian GP Race Thread
Replies: 384
Views: 46367

Re: 2015 Malaysian GP Race Thread

The finger is back!!!! :D
by mkone
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Malaysian GP Race Thread
Replies: 384
Views: 46367

Re: 2015 Malaysian GP Race Thread

Hamilton seems to be losing performance on his new tyres
by mkone
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2015 Malaysian GP Race Thread
Replies: 384
Views: 46367

Re: 2015 Malaysian GP Race Thread

Mercedes thought they had this in the bag, and didn't think to optimise their strategy.
by mkone
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Riccardo down by 1 engine already...
Replies: 33
Views: 6159

Re: Riccardo down by 1 engine already...

I still don't really get how engine limits save much in the OVERALL cost scheme of things. If it costs X millions to develop an engine (and all the hybrid ancillaries) and you only 'make' Y number of engines. The real cost per engine is X divided by Y - yes? If you make 10 times the number of engin...
by mkone
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jules Bianchi Update Thread [Split Thread]
Replies: 664
Views: 119703

Re: Jules Bianchi Update Thread [Split Thread]

Yesterday's accident was a freak accident that could've happened on any other day. There is ALWAYS a risk of a repeat incident at a corner. Wet, dry or otherwise, it can happen at any race. Are we supposed to deploy a safety car at every off? No. That's simply not practical. You can't legislate for...
by mkone
Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bulls Could Possibly Have Won On Pace
Replies: 37
Views: 5700

Re: Red Bulls Could Possibly Have Won On Pace

They were massively quick, especially just before Vettel's last stop. They were taking several seconds per lap out of the Mercedes pair at one point. Vettel really started slowing before the stop and Button and Ricciardo closed seconds per lap on him, but when he got the new rubber he got back up t...
by mkone
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jules Bianchi Update Thread [Split Thread]
Replies: 664
Views: 119703

Re: Jules bianchi Japanese grand Prix aftermath thread

I am reminded of Brazil in 2003, where Yoong (I think), then Pizzonia, Montoya, Schumacher and Button all went off in exactly the same place. In aquaplaning conditions I don't think any recovery vehicle should be on the track without SC. I'd much rather crash into another F1 car than a JCB. Exactly...
by mkone
Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel v Ricciardo 2014 watch
Replies: 671
Views: 105267

Re: Vettel v Ricciardo 2014 watch

Ricciardo once again drove great and he definitely deserves this win. He was lucky the first 4 didn't pit on the first lap of the safety car - had Vettel pit first that may have been him on the top of the podium but Vettel did look a little lackluster on the opening lap and the spin didn't help thi...
by mkone
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Malaysian Grand Prix 2014 Practice and Qualy Thread
Replies: 388
Views: 40403

Re: Malaysian Grand Prix 2014 Practice and Qualy Thread

Lewis has retired from 31% of his pole positions. All the other times he started not from pole, he has retired from 9%. wow thats a stat. How much of the retirements were his fault I wonder? Or are they mostly technical and bad luck? It's not 31%, but 25%. And officially, 21.8%, since he crashed in...
by mkone
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull could
Replies: 56
Views: 16792

Re: Red Bull could

I always thought that Red Bull were not going to play it safe. Better to get a concept that they believe is fundamentally fast, and then build on it, even if it takes them a while to get it under control, than go safe and not have any development room. That being said, it could well be that Mercedes...
by mkone
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Double points for last race
Replies: 32
Views: 4143

Double points for last race

It would be very ironic if, by virtue of a possible bad start to the season, Red Bull wound up winning either championship due to the double points awarded at the final race. Judging by what transpire in 2013, it is possible that Red Bull has a slow start, and winds up with the fastest car by the la...
by mkone
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 5 Second Pit Stop Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 13328

Re: New 5 Second Pit Stop Rule

Maybe they should introduce a penalty chicane at each circuit where feasible (i.e. all circuits apart from Monaco). The chicane would add approximately 6 seconds to a lap. A driver who has been punished would then be required to go through the chicane a number of times that would reflect the severit...
by mkone
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers comment about "Alonso vs Vettel"
Replies: 279
Views: 38940

Re: Drivers comment about "Alonso vs Vettel"

After all the WDC doesn't lie and for the last four years Vettel has been the best driver. He's been the best driver more times on the grid than any of the other drivers. That's a fact . Then this: Yes but it can be true that the WDC is the best driver. It's perfectly fine for people to say Vettel ...
by mkone
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers comment about "Alonso vs Vettel"
Replies: 279
Views: 38940

Re: Drivers comment about "Alonso vs Vettel"

To me, it's Alonso who is the best, because he has proven to be a top driver and winning races with three different teams, on the other hand Vettel has only won with the Red Bull, and well, that race with Toro Rosso under extraordinary circumstances where the TR was much likely the best car on the ...
by mkone
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you had a time machine........
Replies: 85
Views: 10389

Re: If you had a time machine........

Monaco 2004. Although Trulli had his only win in that race, I really wanted to see what Michael could have done once the safety car came back in. He was first then and the second placed car had just stopped for fuel and tyres, so Michael still had one extra pit-stop to make, and needed to pull out ...
by mkone
Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you had a time machine........
Replies: 85
Views: 10389

Re: If you had a time machine........

Has to be Schumi's engine blowout in Japan. If that counts as something I can change so to speak. Massa 2008 is more complicated. If he wins Hamilton isn't WDC. So I would also want Hamilton to be the 2010 WDC (Vettel can have 3, I don't want to take Raikkonen). Third would be Schumi wins Monaco 20...
by mkone
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you had a time machine........
Replies: 85
Views: 10389

Re: If you had a time machine........

Has to be Schumi's engine blowout in Japan. If that counts as something I can change so to speak. Massa 2008 is more complicated. If he wins Hamilton isn't WDC. So I would also want Hamilton to be the 2010 WDC (Vettel can have 3, I don't want to take Raikkonen). Third would be Schumi wins Monaco 20...
by mkone
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you had a time machine........
Replies: 85
Views: 10389

Re: If you had a time machine........

Monaco 2004. Although Trulli had his only win in that race, I really wanted to see what Michael could have done once the safety car came back in. He was first then and the second placed car had just stopped for fuel and tyres, so Michael still had one extra pit-stop to make, and needed to pull out a...
by mkone
Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The best car illusion
Replies: 77
Views: 9220

Re: The best car illusion

I think there is a defined difference between 'fastest'car and 'best'car. Eg in 1979 the Williams-Cosworth was faster than the Ferrari, but the Ferrari was the 'best' car in being more reliable and the team much more experienced. Sometimes only one-hundredth of a second separates packages, cars or ...
by mkone
Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel Disliked???
Replies: 70
Views: 9329

Re: Vettel Disliked???

Unless you have nothing to race for, it is stupid to fight with a driver who is on a completely different strategy, unless it serves the team, e.g. you want to delay him to put the team in a better position. If we don't like it, then maybe we should have mandatory pit stop windows so that different ...
by mkone
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: End of race driver celebrations (donuts, antics, etc)
Replies: 54
Views: 7502

Re: End of race driver celebrations (donuts, antics, etc)

The image of Vettel doing donuts in front of the grand stand is an instantly iconic image for F1.

It ought to be refreshing to see drivers shedding some of the corporate shackles and be humans once in a while. And I bet that picture is on promotional material for F1 next year.