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by Todd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Formula 1 team dismissed four staff
Replies: 37
Views: 5905

Re: Mercedes Formula 1 team dismissed four staff

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by Todd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Formula 1 team dismissed four staff
Replies: 37
Views: 5905

Re: Mercedes Formula 1 team dismissed four staff

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by Todd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why Isn't Anyone Calling Out Mercedes for Holding Bottas?
Replies: 28
Views: 4550

Re: Why Isn't Anyone Calling Out Mercedes for Holding Bottas

I called it out for one. Heck, I called it out when Mercedes-Benz retained Bottas after years of mediocrity and then delivering nothing at all when challenged to dazzle them in the two races proceeding the summer break and his contract extension. Obviously, his willingness to be humiliated internati...
by Todd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren to change engines again???
Replies: 43
Views: 7657

Re: McLaren to change engines again???

But One Thousand Horsepower!!!!! I guess we can add McLaren's management to the list of people who don't believe Renault's power claims. How long until Williams announces Renault power going forward? I agree that Renault's future in F1 is highly suspect, but I think that their departure would cause ...
by Todd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso to AlphaTauri
Replies: 9
Views: 2482

Re: Toro Rosso to AlphaTauri

Wouldn't Beta Tauri be more descriptive?
by Todd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Formula 1 team dismissed four staff
Replies: 37
Views: 5905

Re: Mercedes Formula 1 team dismissed four staff

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by Todd
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 28373

Re: It's not the car, it's Lewis!

It isn't Ferrari and RedBull-Honda that are improving, it's that Lewis Hamilton is fading like a sandcastle in the rising tide. He's been the fastest driver in the last 3 races, one win lost when Leclerc was allowed to force him off the track in the braking zone, another win lost because of suppose...
by Todd
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 28373

Re: It's not the car, it's Lewis!

It isn't Ferrari and RedBull-Honda that are improving, it's that Lewis Hamilton is fading like a sandcastle in the rising tide.
by Todd
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65572

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

ReservoirDog wrote:This is why Bottas contract was extended. They knew he lacks a backbone.
This certainly appears to be the case. Now if we can just figure out why Grosjean has a job!
by Todd
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65572

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

Was this the first time a driver was told to slow down 3.4 seconds a lap to keep from passing his teammate? Bottas should have at least received a warning from race control for brake checking Albon. Not the first. Not the thirty first, nor the ninety first. Do your research :uhoh: I've been watchin...
by Todd
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Singapore Grand Prix
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

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

These days it seems like Lando Norris gets a participation trophy any time Sainz has an issue.
by Todd
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65572

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

Was this the first time a driver was told to slow down 3.4 seconds a lap to keep from passing his teammate? Bottas should have at least received a warning from race control for brake checking Albon.
by Todd
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon versus Verstappen
Replies: 139
Views: 21399

Re: Albon versus Verstappen

Albon is looking pretty darn slow to me. 0.6 seconds off Max is far too much. Not when you think that Gasly qualified 0.9 behind Verstappen in Hungary. If you believe Horner & Marko, all Albon has to do is show he's closer to Verstappen than Gasly was to hold on to the gig next year & so far he's d...
by Todd
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 13221

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

Fossil fuels is a misnomer. What they're talking about banning are geological energy carriers. They sustain human life in the numbers we now have. If governments can bring about the end of their use, they'll be necessarily bringing about the end of most human life simultaneously. People will be too...
by Todd
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THREAD)
Replies: 117
Views: 13221

Re: How long will F1 remain a fossil fuel sport? (SPLIT THRE

Fossil fuels is a misnomer. What they're talking about banning are geological energy carriers. They sustain human life in the numbers we now have. If governments can bring about the end of their use, they'll be necessarily bringing about the end of most human life simultaneously. People will be too ...
by Todd
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 driver for Haas F1
Replies: 41
Views: 5993

Re: 2020 driver for Haas F1

I'm with Christian Horner on this one.
by Todd
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races in 2020
Replies: 176
Views: 26564

Re: Sprint races in 2020

They talk about controlling costs and then make a plan to wreck twice as many cars and ship twice as many spares around the world. Smart.
by Todd
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 29021

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Requiring the use of two tire compounds in the race is a gimmick.
DRS is a gimmick.
Grid penalties are a gimmick.
Hybrids are a gimmick.
Fuel limits are a gimmick.

We don't do gimmicks in F1?
by Todd
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?
Replies: 373
Views: 36786

Re: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?

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by Todd
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?
Replies: 373
Views: 36786

Re: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?

Not for me. I would first look at drivers who have won WDCs with more than one team, which puts in Schumacher, Hamilton, Prost, Fangio, Graham Hill (being the only holder of the triple crown would help his case for inclusion), Lauda. Then there is Senna who probably would have done had it not been ...
by Todd
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?
Replies: 373
Views: 36786

Re: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?

Schumacher had to be considered past his prime being 40+ years and out of F1 for 3 years, Vettel is still very much in his prime, he's 2 years younger than Hamilton. He broke his neck on a racing bike and was too old to heal. He came back to develop the Mercedes F1 car, which he did. Saying that th...
by Todd
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen / Kimi turn one collision
Replies: 196
Views: 19238

Re: Verstappen / Kimi turn one collision

That aerial view shows more room on the outside of Kimi than I thought there was. Exactly, and these are supposedly elite drivers so they should be able to race well. Just hold your line for one corner or so damn it. It's really not difficult. :D Just to be clear, I think the available room moves t...
by Todd
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault at 1000bhp ?
Replies: 40
Views: 7979

Re: Renault at 1000bhp ?

Renault did a serious disservice to the sport by spending their limited budget on Daniel Ricciardo if they don't have a realistic plan to mount any sort of challenge for a podium. He's too good a driver to be wasted on them.
by Todd
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen / Kimi turn one collision
Replies: 196
Views: 19238

Re: Verstappen / Kimi turn one collision

That aerial view shows more room on the outside of Kimi than I thought there was.
by Todd
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault at 1000bhp ?
Replies: 40
Views: 7979

Re: Renault at 1000bhp ?

How often do you hear a team saying that they aren't limited by budget? Renault does it when they aren't trying to get other teams capped. Odd. If their constant puffery is an exhibition of the sort of character that you admire then this really isn't worth discussing.
by Todd
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen / Kimi turn one collision
Replies: 196
Views: 19238

Re: Verstappen / Kimi turn one collision

I think it would have been a tall order for Kimi Raikkonen to keep the Alfa Romeo ahead of cars like the McLaren, which is so much better on its tires, and I would have loved to see what Max Verstapppen could have done racing up front with the Mercedes-Benz cars. A podium might have been possible, b...
by Todd
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Belgium
Replies: 6
Views: 1367

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Belgium

Kvyat was the most dominant victor of any intra-team battle. With the exceptions of Mercedes and Ferrari, the others were decided by happenstance. Kvyat overcame the deck being stacked in Gasly's favor and beat him convincingly while not being shown a flag for dirty driving. Does RedBull have anyone...
by Todd
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault at 1000bhp ?
Replies: 40
Views: 7979

Re: Renault at 1000bhp ?

When did Renault brag they had the biggest budget and most powerful engine? As for the engine, this thread is about Renault claiming 1,000 hp and their competitors responding by saying that their own power units aren't producing 1,000 hp. Renault also claim 960 to 970 hp in racing trim, which is si...
by Todd
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Belgian Grand Prix
Replies: 38
Views: 4465

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

What exactly did Lando Norris do other than not getting swept up in a first corner crash or having his car break earlier like so many better drivers who weren't running in front of him until he retired like so many others? What a joke.
by Todd
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon versus Verstappen
Replies: 139
Views: 21399

Re: Albon versus Verstappen

Albon made better use of the car than Gasly typically did. It's still possible that Kvyat would have been a better choice at this point, but the real mistake is still having Gasly in a car.
by Todd
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good was Stirling Moss?
Replies: 77
Views: 14321

Re: How good was Stirling Moss?

Then Jack Brabham is the greatest ever. He is the last one who can be credited with developing his car and his team. Schumacher did neither of this. I have a maximum of respect for Jack Brabham, but you and I aren't discussing the same sport in the same world. There are some who think that nobody h...
by Todd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good was Stirling Moss?
Replies: 77
Views: 14321

Re: How good was Stirling Moss?

Hamilton Vettel Alonso Schumacher Hakkinen Prost Senna Piquet Lauda Stewart Fittipaldi Clark Brabham Hill Fangio Ascari That's sixteen multi-time champions by my count. The point of racing is to finish first. The point of the championship is to score the most points, or have the most high finishes....
by Todd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good was Stirling Moss?
Replies: 77
Views: 14321

Re: How good was Stirling Moss?

Hamilton Vettel Alonso Schumacher Hakkinen Prost Senna Piquet Lauda Stewart Fittipaldi Clark Brabham Hill Fangio Ascari That's sixteen multi-time champions by my count. The point of racing is to finish first. The point of the championship is to score the most points, or have the most high finishes....
by Todd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good was Stirling Moss?
Replies: 77
Views: 14321

Re: How good was Stirling Moss?

Todd, do yourself a favor and do some research. And address the question. Being a multiple WDC does not necessarily mean you are the better driver. It means that you were at the very least a very good driver in a very good car in a very good team. The question was how good was Stirling Moss? Not wh...
by Todd
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 17243

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

BTW, 6 drivers will be getting grid drops for engine changes. Albon, Kvyat, Stroll, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg & Sainz will get grid drops. The First three drivers in this group mentioned will get 15 place grid drop so will start from the rear whereas the other three will get a 5 place grid drop only. I...
by Todd
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good was Stirling Moss?
Replies: 77
Views: 14321

Re: How good was Stirling Moss?

Hamilton Vettel Alonso Schumacher Hakkinen Prost Senna Piquet Lauda Stewart Fittipaldi Clark Brabham Hill Fangio Ascari That's sixteen multi-time champions by my count. The point of racing is to finish first. The point of the championship is to score the most points, or have the most high finishes. ...
by Todd
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good was Stirling Moss?
Replies: 77
Views: 14321

Re: How good was Stirling Moss?

There have been too many drivers who have actually accomplished something in F1 for Moss to belong in a conversation about the top ten F1 drivers.
by Todd
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65572

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

If they resigned Bottas being unhappy with his mediocrity, then that would make them insane. One definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior expecting a different result. Go ahead and continue lying to yourself if it soothes you. I'm over the urge to pretend you're going to reply with anyt...
by Todd
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65572

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

Are you suggesting that you have a complete inability to communicate via the written word that excuses your false accusations? I seem to recall Bottas being told that he was being given two races to alleviate Mercedes management's concerns that he hasn't delivered at the level expected of someone wi...
by Todd
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 17243

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Exediron wrote:
Todd wrote:Looking at this chart, one might conclude that Gasly is still at RedBull.
He was, when Red Bull made their tyre selections. Those are made weeks or months in advance.
I suppose that makes sense for the sake of Pirelli. Thanks for clearing it up for me.