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by -K-
Mon May 03, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Portugal Grand Prix
Replies: 40
Views: 2108

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Portugal Grand Prix

Ricciardo made up a few more places than Alonso, but he also did that in the 3rd best car on the grid. Alonso finished immediately behind his teammate who started much further up the grid than him. That flatters Alonso a little, as Norris had a good race while Ocon seems to have had a meh race. I’d ...
by -K-
Mon May 03, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 219
Views: 8929

Re: 2021 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread

I do wonder if the perception that Perez was left out to dry by the team (which I do agree with) has been what won him DOTD. He clearly managed his tyres well as he usually does but I wouldn’t have called it a DOTD performance. That was Hamilton’s this weekend, although remaining third in the champi...
by -K-
Sun May 02, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 219
Views: 8929

Re: 2021 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread

Not a great move by Mercedes there. Perez getting fastest lap wasn’t going to harm them, Bottas stopping gave Max the free stop which now means that Max has 1 point less of a deficit to overhaul than would otherwise have been the case. Mazepin... were the timing screens correct in saying he was a mi...
by -K-
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Proposed Sprint Race weekend simple Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 4772

Re: Proposed Sprint Race weekend simple Poll

Whatever they have left out of their allocation of 10, I thought. Teams do carry used sets into Sunday but counting up the sets mentioned, it sounds like they have the same allocation for a weekend but instead the rules are rigid about when they can be used. The only thing I like about it is the onl...
by -K-
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Proposed Sprint Race weekend simple Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 4772

Re: Proposed Sprint Race weekend simple Poll

So they’re turning the only full race that Freeview viewers have access to this year into a circus? It gets better. I have Sky but think the British GP is totally the wrong time to be starting to trial this. I hope I am right with the perhaps farfetched thought that they know it will go down like a ...
by -K-
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Proposed Sprint Race weekend simple Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 4772

Re: Proposed Sprint Race weekend simple Poll

Two sets of tyres for a grand prix? Wasn’t the consensus that everyone managing tyres and one stopping was boring? Now we don’t even have the variable of some cars qualifying on the medium (and the closer together the cars get the more of them would be doing it.) Or even the hard - seem to remember ...
by -K-
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 28
Views: 2692

Re: Silly Season 2022

I do wonder if it’ll end up being Gasly and Russell vying for Ocon’s seat if he is beaten over the season by Alonso. Imola may have Mercedes thinking that Russell isn’t ready for the seat and wanting him placed elsewhere as they did with Ocon when they ruled Russell out of the Merc seat for 2020 and...
by -K-
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel at Aston Martin starting to look like Mansell at Mclaren in 95?
Replies: 58
Views: 4111

Re: Is Vettel at Aston Martin starting to look like Mansell at Mclaren in 95?

He didn’t do anything wrong on Sunday that I saw. With others spinning off, Vettel kept it on the road despite having a reputation for that. Did he get any points along with his stop/go penalty? After 5 in one weekend in a 23 race season he really needs a clean season now. It’s a shame Vettel got a ...
by -K-
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official George Russell Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 3606

Re: The Official George Russell Thread

It’s been good to see Lewis encouraging the younger drivers to learn from their mistakes and move on this weekend, but I wonder if things might sour in the future depending on how the season / silly season unfolds. Russell’s mistake has allowed Hamilton to salvage 19 points this weekend, in a season...
by -K-
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lando Norris thread
Replies: 19
Views: 2675

Re: The Official Lando Norris thread

Lando did have a lot of bad luck in one of their seasons, which I thought flattered Sainz in terms of making him look a lot better than Norris. I’ve thought they were close from the off and Lando may turn out to be better in time given that he is only a few seasons in. Looking at the comparison betw...
by -K-
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 2697

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix

I don’t usually vote for two, but I am today. Fantastic start and a great race by Max. I am glad he won on merit and not with Red Bull throwing Sergio under the bus in the 2 vs 1 fight with Mercedes.

I agree with the official DOTD though. I hope Lando will reach a higher podium step soon.
by -K-
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3614

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

I generally only vote for one, and today it had to be Norris.

Tsunoda was closest to getting a vote otherwise, as others have said as impressive as his fightback was, especially for a rookie, he had his finishing position helped by the misfortune of other drivers.
by -K-
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict Mercedes 2022 line-up
Replies: 23
Views: 1642

Re: Predict Mercedes 2022 line-up

My thinking on Perez was that he will perform at a level that Red Bull will want to keep him, thus getting Mercedes interested as their car advantage is likely to narrow. The best way to retain the advantage will then be to poach their driver, upset the balance in the team and hope that the replacem...
by -K-
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict Mercedes 2022 line-up
Replies: 23
Views: 1642

Re: Predict Mercedes 2022 line-up

Hamilton and Russell if Hamilton can’t see any better opportunities for 2022 (bar Ferrari and Red Bull who I don’t think would be open to signing him anyway.) If he wins the 8th then immediately retires he would be a hypocrite for criticising Rosberg for not allowing others a chance to win the title...
by -K-
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11800

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

I’d have preferred Callum Illott got the seat to be honest, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd getting a shot at F1 is logical. 1st, 3rd and 5th with a social media incident doesn’t sit right with me.
by -K-
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11800

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

I won’t comment on the video itself, as I haven’t seen either version and don’t wish to do so. He certainly should hold himself to higher standards regardless of the facts of the incident and it baffles me that such a video should find its way onto social media. Surely Nikita cannot be oblivious to ...
by -K-
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 76132

Re: Silly Season 2021

Lewis should have signed earlier, his bargaining power is now reduced and he pretty much has to sign whatever is put in front of him unless he is happy to take a year (perhaps more) out. There are no seats left and while not the complete package yet, George will do a good job for a fraction of the p...
by -K-
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?
Replies: 88
Views: 6966

Re: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?

I am surprised, though I thought it was what they should do. I was convinced that Albon’s drive in Abu Dhabi would be enough considering that they hadn’t snapped Perez up when Albon wasn’t delivering exactly the kind of drive that was expected of him. I do feel sorry for Albon in that he has been le...
by -K-
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict the next World Champion
Replies: 36
Views: 2334

Re: Predict the next World Champion

I was going to say Russell, then I thought about it and decided, Leclerc. - Hamilton gets an 8th WDC in 2021 and Mercedes sign Russell for 2022. Mercedes have achieved their aim of beating Schumacher’s haul of titles with Hamilton and have the record for WCC’s, so tell Hamilton that if he wants a 9t...
by -K-
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 9428

Re: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Perez has been the unluckiest guy of 2020. He's lost at least three podiums to bad luck and Red Bull will probably use Albon's third place as the reason to announce him for 2021. My thoughts exactly. “Two cars on the podium for the first time since Daniel left” or something to that effect. Perez wa...
by -K-
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4783
Views: 1053652

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Wishing Lewis a speedy recovery.

He says he doesn’t care about records but I do wonder if the end of those streaks will bother him deep down.

A cautionary tale for all to learn from if he has not celebrated his title at all and still ended up catching it.
by -K-
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BRREAKING NEWS. LEWIS HAMILTON OUT OF THE SAKHIR GP THIS WEEKEND.
Replies: 104
Views: 5790

Re: BRREAKING NEWS. LEWIS HAMILTON OUT OF THE SAKHIR GP THIS WEEKEND.

From what I read he was contacted on Monday about a pre-Bahrain contact, so was presumably positive without symptoms throughout the weekend. Throws up the question again as to how accurate the tests are (Lance Stroll also tested negative several times and didn’t have the typical symptoms before test...
by -K-
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the day - 2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix
Replies: 42
Views: 2589

Re: Driver(s) of the day - 2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix

Only choosing the one this time, Kimi. Was gutted for him that they seemed to be waiting for a safety car and then as soon as he has pitted, there is one. Good to see Vettel doing better and also felt for him in that his pit stop went wrong and ruined what he had done up until that point. Didn’t thi...
by -K-
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 76132

Re: Silly Season 2021

Really wanted a Kimi and Schumacher Jr lineup for a year, which would also have increased the likelihood that both Perez and Hulk would find seats. It’s a similar feeling to when Haas confirmed their lineup last year, except then I was disappointed with both seats. Perhaps next year. Gio has improve...
by -K-
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Alex Albon Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 5534

Re: The Official Alex Albon Thread

I’m expecting a replacement be announced by or at the next race. I don’t expect a mid season swap as Gasly is comfortably beating Kvyat and there seem to be personal factors to add to the swallowing of pride to prevent giving Gasly a second shot. I think it was after the race in which Gasly was lapp...
by -K-
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 11227

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread

Disappointed that Merc didn’t give Bottas the softs, when it’s not the FIA robbing us of a race it’s Merc. That said given how Bottas fell back there might not have been one, and it does seem that the softs didn’t really work so perhaps it was the right call. Good drive from Hamilton in regaining th...
by -K-
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 8106

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

I agree it should have been a VSC, they wanted to spice things up but instead robbed us of a battle between Ricciardo preserving his tyres and Perez chasing him down for 3rd. On Monza, it was clear Hamilton was going to be arriving on the scene first, so it was more likely to catch him than anyone e...
by -K-
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?
Replies: 266
Views: 15440

Re: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?

Perez, Hulkenberg or another chance for Gasly. Gasly seems to be comfortably beating Kvyat, though I thought Kvyat should have been given another chance ahead of promoting Albon in his debut season. I wonder if not getting that promotion has set him back at all. Particularly poor from Albon today, t...
by -K-
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Eiffel Grand Prix
Replies: 32
Views: 2217

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

Hulkenberg, Ricciardo and Leclerc. Probably in that order. Had Leclerc been caught by Hulkenberg, I’d have taken him off and put Hamilton. He drove well but and he did show what a driver starting from 2nd needs to do, but equalling the record of itself doesn’t make you driver of the day. He’d have d...
by -K-
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 8106

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

Extra stop, Merc with a substitute pit crew. I’ll guess at Max.
by -K-
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 6943

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Surprised Hamilton did not just ignore them and abort the lap if he wanted to start on the mediums. Merc seem to be the strategy blunderers of 2020 and Hamilton usually does well when he decides his own strategy.
by -K-
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 6943

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Shame about the lack of prep, with it being Lance’s car instead of Perez’s if a podium was on the cards it would go to the driver who earned it with no chance of team politics.

Hulk would have raced here before though, not all of the drivers have, so that might help him a little.
by -K-
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 6943

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I’m thinking more chance of a Cyril tattoo than a Hamilton masterclass at Schumi’s home race. Hamilton and Merc seem to be blundering more than usual. Looking forward to seeing Mick in FP1 anyway. Intriguing that he is having Giovinazzi’s car, I thought it would be Kimi’s as he’s not particularly fo...
by -K-
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 12824

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

I had reasoned that as Hamilton was clearly past the lights and had left adequate room to the left, the part of the notes that he must have infringed was the no stopping in the fast lane part- since the part of the pit lane he used must have been after the speed restriction is lifted and cars are bu...
by -K-
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton will not complete every race this season.
Replies: 39
Views: 2671

Re: Hamilton will not complete every race this season.

Agree with you in that I think he has gone too far in the extent to which he brings his views into work, and that I can’t see him doing every race this season, but I don’t think it’s because his mind isn’t on the job. Hamilton is very aware that he is the only black driver in F1 and what better lega...
by -K-
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 5303

Re: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Even if it was an unsafe release, I’m sure Max didn’t think it his fault when Red Bull unsafely released him a while ago, so why would this be Lance’s?
by -K-
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 5303

Re: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I guess Vettel would find himself in breach of contract if he did that, and have to pay damages to a team that seem to be rubbing salt into the wound having already told him his services were no longer required. 1 place penalty? The stewards must be feeling sorry for him after his being dropped. If ...
by -K-
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 8665

Re: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)

Problem being there are no good seats available for Perez - unless Hamilton shocks everyone and doesn’t sign with Mercedes. The best he can hope for seems to be that Haas finally change one or both drivers (still shocked that they didn’t do it last year) but that’s not exactly an encouraging opening...
by -K-
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 5598

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

F1_Ernie wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:30 pm
Not sure why Norris didnt get a penalty for driving to slow in the pits.
Agreed. When you hand out a severe penalty for something but let somebody else off, it does start to feel that it is contrived. A penalty for Norris would have helped Bottas I’m guessing.
by -K-
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 5598

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

I would have given it a drive through, 5 second stop-go at the very most. That would have cost them the time that the other cars would have spent pitting under normal conditions. The point of a penalty is to stop a driver gaining an advantage by breaking the rules, surely? 10 second-stop go is the m...