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by F1Tyrant
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold predictions - 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 1580

Re: Bold predictions - 2021

Here are my bold predictions: Hamilton will win 15 races and 10 in a row Bottas will go winless in 2021 Sainz to push Leclerc to the limit and finish within 10 points Alonso to win in extremely fortunate circumstances Stroll to get the only Aston Martin podium McLaren to drop behind Aston Martin, Re...
by F1Tyrant
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton signs for Mercedes
Replies: 97
Views: 3327

Re: Hamilton signs for Mercedes

I don't for one second believe that Hamilton wasn't pushing for a longer deal (or at least a 1+1 deal). I reckon this is the "take it or leave it" offer that overgeared was alluding to throughout his fantastical take on the negociations.
by F1Tyrant
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict Mercedes 2022 line-up
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: Predict Mercedes 2022 line-up

It's going to be Hamilton and Russell. If Lewis sees George as a threat and retires, it'll be a real let down and I don't think he wants to be seen running away from a battle.
by F1Tyrant
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton signs for Mercedes
Replies: 97
Views: 3327

Re: Hamilton signs for Mercedes

Gut tells me this is his last year in the sport and he will announce his retirement when he clinches the title. I'd be really gutted if Hamilton hung up his gloves at the end of the season. The F1 community would relish the opportunity for Hamilton, Leclerc and Verstappen to fight it out in competi...
by F1Tyrant
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If Hamilton doesn't sign
Replies: 26
Views: 1286

Re: If Hamilton doesn't sign

There were times when it wasn't going all his own way, and periods where another team had a car that was performing marginally better - but lets not pretend he was some plucky underdog who had to perform miracles to win. I'm no implying that. IIRC underdog is a boxing term to describe the non-favou...
by F1Tyrant
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If Hamilton doesn't sign
Replies: 26
Views: 1286

Re: If Hamilton doesn't sign

Even Rosberg has alluded to it a few times, as to how Hamilton likes to build the perception that he's the underdog or has to fight for everything, even when he's collecting virtually free titles in the all-conquering Merc. I don't dispute that Hamilton had easy runs to the title in 2015, 2019 and ...
by F1Tyrant
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 551
Views: 14159

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

I get the impression that Hamilton is perhaps less ruthless than Schumacher was. I think he embraces the competition and is fairly comfortable working in a transparent environment and accepting that his team mates are closer to him, but also therefore both drivers and the team as a whole is more co...
by F1Tyrant
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 551
Views: 14159

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

It doesn’t really matter how good Ricciardo or Verstappen are because neither have ever competed against Hamilton on a level playing field. While this is certainly true, there have been many races where Mercedes have been off the pace where the honours have been split between Hamilton, Verstappen a...
by F1Tyrant
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 551
Views: 14159

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Like I said, I'm not saying Rubens in his Ferrari years was quite a match for 2012 Alonso, but 2003-4 Alonso certainly, and 2015-16 Alonso too. It's still a spectacularly mind-boggling take. You are entitled to it but I consider it a drastic overrating of a good driver. Button was consistently bett...
by F1Tyrant
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who ruined Williams?
Replies: 41
Views: 4134

Re: Who ruined Williams?

William's and Head started the rot by basically freezing Adrian Newey out of a partnership by signing Villeneuve and Frentzen behind his back. Newey wanted a stake in the team but William's and Head were living in their past glories and didn't foresee how Newey leaving would start their decade long ...
by F1Tyrant
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 551
Views: 14159

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Schumacher-Barrichello-Button-Hamilton is probably the best cross comparison we have between prime Schumacher and Hamilton, and it points to Schumacher as the superior driver. I also find it hilarious that you indulge in this piece of revisionism to try to shore up your point. I don't even vehement...
by F1Tyrant
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 551
Views: 14159

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

mikeyg123 wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:17 pm
I think we know by now that an under pressure Vettel ain't so solid.
Except those two times to clinch the 2010 and 2012 titles. I feel Vettel's wilting in 2017 and 2018 has become a meme now. The guy can drive under pressure.
by F1Tyrant
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 551
Views: 14159

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

I'm gonna be a bit controversial here, but I don't actually think Vettel is any better than Button. I rate Vettel higher for two reasons: he was a superior qualifier to Button and he was more consistently quicker in races. Button had many weekends at McLaren where he was at sea, Vettel had far fewe...
by F1Tyrant
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 551
Views: 14159

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

I don’t think that Hamilton 2009-2013 was as good as Schumacher 1996-98. To echo pokerman's point: Schumacher competition 1996-1998: Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, Mika Hakkinen, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, David Coulthard Hamilton's competition 2009-2013: Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, ...
by F1Tyrant
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mercedes unbeatable?
Replies: 104
Views: 10614

Re: Is Mercedes unbeatable?

Mercedes’ main strength is something rivals can’t just copy - The Race

Decent article in my opinion. Outlines the operational advantages Mercedes have from top to bottom through their culture and openness to risk taking.
by F1Tyrant
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mercedes unbeatable?
Replies: 104
Views: 10614

Re: Is Mercedes unbeatable?

But he was offered a drive by Red Bull, and it's not like Renault was looking world-beating at the time either. Briatore has a lot to do with it I suspect. The way 2007 panned out made him run back to his big Italian arms where he would get undisputed preferable treatment. I disagree on that. I thi...
by F1Tyrant
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 3186

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

This is why I regard Lewis Hamilton as the best of all time. He has surpassed both without controversy and unfair driving. Same reason why I rate Stewart and Clark higher than all three, although perhaps Hamilton takes the edge because the consequences of crashing are so minimal in terms of life th...
by F1Tyrant
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mercedes unbeatable?
Replies: 104
Views: 10614

Re: Is Mercedes unbeatable?

2008: Goes to Red Bull. Doesn't win the title, but probably wins a race or two. As much as I wish Alonso had more titles deserving of his talent. I don't see a sensible universe when Alonso moves to a plucky midfield team with no wins. Newey was pretty much the only reason to move there and only in...
by F1Tyrant
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mercedes unbeatable?
Replies: 104
Views: 10614

Re: Is Mercedes unbeatable?

Of course you can, deliberately nerfing the team that dominates the sport has happened plenty of times. I want to know how you nerf Mercedes without them leaving the sport. They are a super-team with the talent and funding to overcome most challenges thrown in their direction. The 2017 regulations ...
by F1Tyrant
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 3186

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

Senna's death divinised him, that's why he gets a free pass. Had he merely lived and he likely would have retired in 1997 with a possible six titles and stayed a GOAT contender until Schumacher matched him in 2004. As Nelson Piquet said in answer to "What's the difference between you and Senna?" "I'...
by F1Tyrant
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

TheBlackFlag wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:38 pm
It would be nice, and less hypocritical if he paid his taxes in the country that just honoured him.
Not this absolute rubbish again. Hamilton is one of the top 5000 taxpayers in the UK.

Its disgusting hypocrisy.

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by F1Tyrant
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 796
Views: 69243

Re: Silly Season 2021

I don't buy any of it. The rumours are from MARCA which is an utter tabloid rag. The Christmas and New Year period are usually quiet.

I fully expect him to have a contract signed by February.
by F1Tyrant
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton ruining Max’s legacy?
Replies: 211
Views: 10488

Re: Is Hamilton ruining Max’s legacy?

If every team has equal resources, nobody is going to dominate like Mercedes 2014-2021. The only way to achieve that level of dominance over such a long period of time is by outspending most of your rivals. We will see who's proven right. A cursory glance at team budgets only sees Mercedes the top ...
by F1Tyrant
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

I look forward to Crofty saying "...and here come Sir Lewis Hamilton, down the Hamilton Straight to win his eighth British Grand Prix!" (I'm only joking, I never look forward to anything Crofty says) When Sir Lewis finally retires, I'm sure Silverstone and F1 will rename the British race the Hamilto...
by F1Tyrant
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Alonso fell apart because of the teammate he was up against, and I would go against 2007 as being up there with his finest seasons at McLaren because he clearly failed to win the title because of inexperience, Hamilton today wins that title no problem, he even has said that himself. Hamilton's rela...
by F1Tyrant
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton ruining Max’s legacy?
Replies: 211
Views: 10488

Re: Is Hamilton ruining Max’s legacy?

FIA will never allow another team to dominate like Mercedes 2014-2021 ever again. Of course they will, especially if the dominance is rooted in all-round excellence rather than loopholes. There is nothing you can ban on any of the Mercedes W Hybrid cars that would bring the field closer (besides th...
by F1Tyrant
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1105
Views: 352508

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Yes it's worth remembering that was the condition of the sponsor who were to be paying for her drive rather than something thwe team asked her to do. Can you imagine if a condition of Charles Leclerc or George Russell's drive in junior series was to model underwear? It's hard to believe it's the 21...
by F1Tyrant
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Not every team that spent big money dominated, but every team that dominates spent big money. Right now in Formula 1, the only team with equal resources and spending power to Mercedes is Ferrari. All the others are not even competing in the same sport. Did you read my graph? Most successful teams s...
by F1Tyrant
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Schumacher lost in 2005 because Bridgestone made some terrible tyres , in 2006 he lost on points to Alonso but it was seen as a close loss, it didn't define Alonso as being better than him but certainly on the same level, then who came along a year later and did similar to Alonso and at that he was...
by F1Tyrant
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

That's the sort of progression you'd be looking at with Hamilton as well. Nobody rates Verstappen above him yet, because Max hasn't won anything. But there's a good chance he -- or Leclerc, or Russell, or someone we don't even know about yet -- will win plenty after Hamilton retires, and will in ti...
by F1Tyrant
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Aside from the 2014 rule change though for recent years this just doesn't pass the sniff test. I think you quoted the wrong graph but anyway, perhaps the graph is led astray by the period of low dominance between 1966 and 1981. All I'll say is that the 2022 rule change may not be the competitive pa...
by F1Tyrant
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

However, the crucial question is: how often has a low-budget team, i.e. not among the top 3 spenders, won the titles in the last 20-30 years? Aside from Brawn, pretty much no constructor has done enough to win the WCC without spending the mean team budget. https://f1metrics.files.wordpress.com/2015...
by F1Tyrant
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Generally rule stability leads to one team stretching out in front of the others. I think your graph shows that. Absolutely not. The article I linked actually shows the opposite. https://f1metrics.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/rule_cycle.png?w=1168 Source: F1Metrics Obviously there are much smaller s...
by F1Tyrant
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

However, with spec engines, there is no doubt that Red Bull would have challenged for at least a couple of world titles. Agreed, I also think under a 2013 rules freeze even Newey would have had trouble stopping this Mercedes team from winning titles. It's really personal taste whether you want the ...
by F1Tyrant
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

I would far rather have Verstappen win 4 or 5 world titles in a highly competitive era . Winning is a lot more meaningful if you have actual competition. Highly competitive is little to do with an engine freeze, despite your repeated protestations that Mercedes dominance is only down to the engine ...
by F1Tyrant
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

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 F1Tyrant
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 10328

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

These women definitely aren't picking out rich guys deliberately for the free drinks, parties, yachts, villas and private jets. :lol: Of course, it's impossible for women to be vulnerable in private in the company of rich men who they barely know! They knew the risks, amirite? :uhoh: You seem to as...
by F1Tyrant
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

There's the basic phenomenon of people seeing colour in the first place; people talking about not seeing 'someone like me' in their desired field when the only difference in appearance is a shade — Hamilton and Simone Biles are examples. Spot on! However, I feel that the current progressive fringe ...
by F1Tyrant
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 10328

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

I’m going with Occam’s Razor. An Instagram model is hanging around with a Russian billionaire. I’m pretty sure I know what the deal is there but I can’t be certain. I wish I could live in your world where vulnerable women are casually exploited by rich men and that's not something deeply concerning...
by F1Tyrant
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1007300

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Back to to topic at hand:



Some really nice reflections from Hamilton as someone who pracitices mindfulness. The whole Mercedes environment seems so wholesome and nurturing and it's great to see their success.