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by trento
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72630

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

My only question is whether or not more damage can be done by being in a prolonged state of global lockdown then riding out the virus in a tempered capacity which is still somewhat cautious but involves far less lockdown...? Here I'm thinking of jobs and economic impact which might have damaging ef...
by trento
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72630

Re: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread

And yet we've already had a 21 year old girl, with no underlying conditions, die in the UK after contracting the virus. I've also seen a guy in his 70s get the virus, he was unwell for 3 to 4 days and now he is fine, he never went to hospital. I'm of the opinion that it's the elderly and sick that ...
by trento
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 21731

Re: Italian GP and Ferrari Corona Virus

Postpone F1 2020 to July in the interest of public health and safety. Anyway football leagues start mid year so I don't see what's the issue.
by trento
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Place your bets - where will Hamilton be in 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 8515

Re: Place your bets - where will Hamilton be in 2021

In 2020, Max will win the title so Lewis will go to Ferrari
by trento
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The future of Sebastian Vettel
Replies: 43
Views: 5922

Re: The future of Sebastian Vettel

Vettel was clearly upset at being overtaken round the outside by first Hamilton then Leclerc, we have seen that he doesn't like to get passed in that way. Hamilton actually had the very same response to being passed by Verstappen and also ended up taking someone out. What is galling though is Vette...
by trento
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The future of Sebastian Vettel
Replies: 43
Views: 5922

Re: The future of Sebastian Vettel

vettel is a very fast driver but an average racer. the only time he doesnt make mistakes is when out front by himself. all his career he has made mistakes when in the pack, although it is getting worse with age. in terms of points, ferrari would probably have done better with kimi and leclerc this ...
by trento
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99173

Re: The future of Sebastian Vettel

It was no Monza squeeze. Seb was ahead, unlike Hamilton who was squeezed and kept behind. The problem was Seb turned in on Leclerc, taking the usual line which he shouldn't have as Leclerc was at his rear wheel. Out of three, not into four. even so, it was very different compared to the Monza squee...
by trento
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 99173

Re: The future of Sebastian Vettel

It was no Monza squeeze. Seb was ahead, unlike Hamilton who was squeezed and kept behind.

The problem was Seb turned in on Leclerc, taking the usual line which he shouldn't have as Leclerc was at his rear wheel.
by trento
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc penalised 15 seconds after Japan race
Replies: 82
Views: 11793

Re: Leclerc penalised 15 seconds after Japan race

mikeyg123 wrote:5 seconds for taking someone out the race...
usually 1st lap incident penalties are more lenient
by trento
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari team orders in Russia
Replies: 50
Views: 5269

Re: Ferrari team orders in Russia

Vettel didn't respect the pole. He should not have overtaken Leclerc and then none of this would have happened. i think the agreement was to give Vettel the tow so he could remain ahead of Hamilton and also Leclerc. If he didn't overtake Leclerc, Hamilton would get the tow and Vettel would lose p2 ...
by trento
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari team orders in Russia
Replies: 50
Views: 5269

Re: Ferrari team orders in Russia

Where did I say that? I said Vettel was about 0.2 quicker. I was merely refering to Leclercs attitude, once he was told plan C, he completely cooled down and was happy again. Where as before that he was agitated that Vettel was ahead. Plan C, likely meant Leclerc pits first and gets to undercut int...
by trento
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari team orders in Russia
Replies: 50
Views: 5269

Re: Ferrari team orders in Russia

That's interesting, it seems that if Vettel got a better start he might have been allowed to keep the lead. If you watch from the overhead shot both cars get an identical start and its all slipsteam that gets him by. I wondered why Vettel would sign up for any type of deal that basically ensured he...
by trento
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 28984

Re: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread

So, apparently Leclerc dumped his now former girlfriend, Giadi Gianni, to dedicate his life, body and soul to Ferrari, as reported by the highly reputable and much venerated Daily Express, Sun, and Daily Star. imo, it's better to keep the girlfriend. Many drivers were champions, being married or in...
by trento
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 28984

Re: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread

He has also been on (and perhaps over) the limit in his defending both at Silverstone and again at Monza. That's something to keep an eye on as well. As I already mentioned; he has also made quite a few significant errors both in qualifying and the races. He is not the finished product at all yet a...
by trento
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 28984

Re: The Official Charles Leclerc Thread

Yeah, Seb might retire or move on, but I don't see Ferrari trying to move him out in the near future. ...at least not directly. If Seb ends up being outqualified on a semi regular basis, then Binoto will start to favor him and Seb will be in a weak place when it comes time to renegotiate his contra...
by trento
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari team orders in Russia
Replies: 50
Views: 5269

Re: Ferrari team orders in Russia

I don't really get this whole idea of Leclerc 'letting' Vettel have a slipstream at the start. Surely this is just something that occurs naturally due to the laws of physics and air flow etc. For example if Hamilton had used the slipstream at the start to pass Leclerc, (if LH had made a better star...
by trento
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari team orders in Russia
Replies: 50
Views: 5269

Re: Ferrari team orders in Russia

I think that as soon as Ferrari discussed their "plans", Seb had one thing in mind - he was ALWAYS going to say "I just got a good start so I deserve to stay here", regardless of whether it was true or not. I also can't help but feel that Seb thrashed his car so much to build a gap, that it contrib...
by trento
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari team orders in Russia
Replies: 50
Views: 5269

Re: Ferrari team orders in Russia

Ferrari needs to realize they can't orchestrate races in general, or team orders in specific. Let them race. Once taking the lead, Vettel posted at least 5 Fastest Laps prior to the pit stops. He was clearly faster. LeClerc is a fine driver... seems much better in control of is mind than Verstappen...
by trento
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari team orders in Russia
Replies: 50
Views: 5269

Re: Ferrari team orders in Russia

I couldn't really understand why Vettel would have agreed to this strategy anyway... he had effectively got himself in a good position to exploit the tow, so why would he agree? to guarantee himself p1 at the end of lap 1 and beyond. as for disobeying team orders, it's not surprising given his trac...
by trento
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PLEASE, shorten future Singapore GPs!
Replies: 38
Views: 4181

Re: PLEASE, shorten future Singapore GPs!

It's a race that clearly divides opinion. I'm on the fence. The race is clearly a great test of mental fortitude for drivers, and they all say it's the most demanding race of the season. At the same time it can get processional, overtakes lead to bump-a-cars, guaranteed safety cars etc. I could do ...
by trento
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PLEASE, shorten future Singapore GPs!
Replies: 38
Views: 4181

Re: PLEASE, shorten future Singapore GPs!

56 laps is better. And also, just make it a day race to make it even more challenging for the drivers. Since it's difficult to overtake, wearing them out under the heat in the day allows for more mistakes and possibly overtaking.
by trento
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20249

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

The chances of safety cars are always high during the pit window, especially at Singapore. First to pit is most likely to lose out to that. The undercut was the fastest strategy with no safety car, but given the high probability of one means there were risks attached. Yes, if Hamilton had pitted fi...
by trento
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20249

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel was opportunistic in Singapore - his pace didn't come anywhere near matching Leclerc's for the vast majority of the weekend and he get a lucky call with the undercut from Ferrari. Personally, I think think Ferrari should be ashamed of themselves. Charles was ahead of Vettel in the WDC, despi...
by trento
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20249

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Solid race for Ferrari - questions about that Vettel undercut - but ultimately without it, I doubt they would have got a 1-2. Once Merc were in 3rd place effectively in the pitstop rotation they threw a hail mary by keeping Hamilton out longer. If they kept him out another 5 or 6 laps even though h...
by trento
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20249

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Some real over-reactions to the Mercedes "team orders" here. Bottas had no right to be jumping Hamilton, he only had the opportunity to do so because the team were taking a gamble on Hamilton's strategy as it was their only opportunity to win the race. It was just Mercedes trying to maximise the te...
by trento
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20249

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

A few impressions: - Charles should calm down a bit, becoming a diva will do him no good What the! What the what? I have no idea how he could be called a diva by questioning why he got the worse strategy when leading the race and of course his team mate. There were no toys thrown, he had a sensible...
by trento
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20249

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Solid race for Ferrari - questions about that Vettel undercut - but ultimately without it, I doubt they would have got a 1-2. Once Merc were in 3rd place effectively in the pitstop rotation they threw a hail mary by keeping Hamilton out longer. If they kept him out another 5 or 6 laps even though h...
by trento
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 81
Views: 10592

Re: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix

Good article by Jolyon Palmer https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/formula1/49629863 I don't get it. Palmer said Max's case in Austria was 'easier to defend', which means he was less wrong than Leclerc. Max wasn't even given any warning in Austria. I think it's black white flag is a good thing, allows m...
by trento
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 81
Views: 10592

Re: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix

Good article by Jolyon Palmer https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/formula1/49629863 I don't get it. Palmer said Max's case in Austria was 'easier to defend', which means he was less wrong than Leclerc. Max wasn't even given any warning in Austria. I think it's black white flag is a good thing, allows m...
by trento
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18483

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

One has to ask. Is Vettel Raikkonen 2.0? The latter half of their careers really told a different story making you re-assess their earlier career. Is Vettel just an average driver? In 2014 he lost to Ricciardo. Then for 4 years he was many times much closer to Raikkonen than he should have been. Al...
by trento
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18483

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

Every time a younger driver on a lower wage out performs a “star” driver, the star gets moved on. Raikkonen 2009, moved out of Ferrari after being no better than Massa but earning 5x more Alonso 2007, moved out of Mclaren as they could afford to let him go as they had a star in Hamilton who earned ...
by trento
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18483

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

I will be surprised if, assuming he's outclassed by Leclerc for the rest of the season, Vettel does not call time on his career. Surely as a 4x champ he cannot settle for being a number 2, and he can't claim that a move to another team would revitalise him. That worked when it was Ricciardo who bea...
by trento
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Keep Vettel for Ferrari?
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Re: Keep Vettel for Ferrari?

Ferrari has to keep him as he has another year on his deal. This is discussed in another thread. If Mercedes can let Schumacher go, so can Ferrari. But to avoid a hefty payout, it has to be end of his contract.
by trento
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 81
Views: 10592

Re: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix

No way should Sainz have been punished for what was a very bad decision by Albon to attempt to pass around the outside of that corner---he was behind, and Sainz was on the racing line. At that speed, the trajectory of Sainz was always going to carry him to the rumble strip, which in turn made it ap...
by trento
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 81
Views: 10592

Re: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WVc8GFTcg4 2WVc8GFTcg4 help u embed the video. there's a crucial difference here as Kimi was in front. This caused Vettel to be unable to challenge Hamilton into the corner. The outside isn't the ideal place for an overtake. Furthermore, it also wasn't a clean move....
by trento
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18483

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

I think a happy Vettel, in a car he likes, is still a force to be reckoned with. An on form Vettel may still be the fastest guy on the grid. Can you really see him racing with Leclerc in the way Hamilton did? No I don't - but I also don't see anyone else doing what he did in 2011 and 2013. I don't ...
by trento
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18483

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

Vettel apparently is "not worried" about his form after Monza, https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/49635086 saying his speed is still there. I think he is missing the point myself, how many more points would Ferrari have if he hadn't made those errors, no point in being quick if you don't actually...
by trento
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18483

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

I think a happy Vettel, in a car he likes, is still a force to be reckoned with. An on form Vettel may still be the fastest guy on the grid. As mentioned, he was happy in Red Bull in 2014....and lost to Ricciardo. Many are missing the point. F1 is not about how happy u r with the car. It's about ho...
by trento
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18483

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

Vettel Fan wrote:No, there is no one better to replace him with. Maybe Mick Schumacher drives for Alpha next year and they promote him in 2021 when Vettel's contract expires. If he's ready that quickly.
Ricciardo. I remember reading somewhere there's an opt out clause at Renault.
by trento
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18483

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

Here is a thought...... Maybe Vettel hit his peak early and faded away - he doesn't look happy any more You see it in other sports - look at tennis - just looking at guys who were the best players in the world at periods over the last 20 years. Andre Agassi - built up to a top player, faded in the ...