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by pokerman
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel at Aston Martin starting to look like Mansell at Mclaren in 95?
Replies: 26
Views: 902

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

I dont understand. What did he do wrong at Imola? The race circumstances were out of his hands. Brake fire Pit lane start Penalty DNF at the end Plus numerous team blunders such as the team not sending him out on a drying track so he could improve his laptime during Q2. Were people expecting nothin...
by pokerman
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Worth seeing all 10 of them! https://www.formula1.com/en/video/2021/4/Top_10_Onboard_Moments_-_Emilia_Romagna_GP_2021.html 2:25 and 8:47 make an interesting comparison. They are both in the same place and going for the same move. First one is Hamilton on Norris and the other is Russell on Bottas. I...
by pokerman
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel at Aston Martin starting to look like Mansell at Mclaren in 95?
Replies: 26
Views: 902

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

I dont understand. What did he do wrong at Imola? The race circumstances were out of his hands. Brake fire Pit lane start Penalty DNF at the end Plus numerous team blunders such as the team not sending him out on a drying track so he could improve his laptime during Q2. Were people expecting nothin...
by pokerman
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel at Aston Martin starting to look like Mansell at Mclaren in 95?
Replies: 26
Views: 902

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

I dont understand. What did he do wrong at Imola? The race circumstances were out of his hands. Brake fire Pit lane start Penalty DNF at the end Plus numerous team blunders such as the team not sending him out on a drying track so he could improve his laptime during Q2. Were people expecting nothin...
by pokerman
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

UnlikeUday wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:40 am
What a big contrast to last year....

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Neither Red Bull finished the first race.
by pokerman
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Worth seeing all 10 of them! https://www.formula1.com/en/video/2021/4/Top_10_Onboard_Moments_-_Emilia_Romagna_GP_2021.html Interesting watch, Hamilton was the car Tsunoda was trying to pass into the chicane on the second SC restart, while everyone was driving through sensibly on the dry line, Tsuno...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Re: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread

I forgot to shout out for Raul Fernandez, a rider I championed after the last race, winning the Moto2 race in only his third outing, only Maverick Vinales did it quicker after 2 races, it took Marc Marquez 4 races.
by pokerman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 1909

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

Only two votes for Hamilton, despite that wonderful recovery drive ? Me thinks that sour grapes are on show. Methinks that 2011 Hamilton was on show :nod: Norris showed the 'Right Stuff', his fastest lap (lap 63), set at the same time on the same compound and age of tyres, was 1.1s faster than Ricc...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel at Aston Martin starting to look like Mansell at Mclaren in 95?
Replies: 26
Views: 902

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

F1Tyrant wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:30 am
Looking more like Massa and Villeneuve at Sauber to me...
Yeah good spot.
by pokerman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel at Aston Martin starting to look like Mansell at Mclaren in 95?
Replies: 26
Views: 902

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

I actually thought that his drive in Imola was fine, just very unlucky. I find it interesting that for a driver who is so prone to losing control of his car, in the most difficult conditions (Germany 2019, Turkey 2020, Imola 2021) he often keeps it on the road. In fact, he might be the only driver ...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

So in this thread we can also discuss the direct comparison between Hamilton and Verstappen. So far on my amateur free-spirited nanotech spreadsheets where I use my eyes and limited reason to deduce performance, I have Verstappen a bit ahead of Hamilton after 2 races on performance. They are scored...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official George Russell Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2477

Re: The Official George Russell Thread

You recognise the mistake, you apologise and then move on, Russell hardly touched Bottas' helmet so that's a bit of a storm in a teacup.
by pokerman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

So in this thread we can also discuss the direct comparison between Hamilton and Verstappen. So far on my amateur free-spirited nanotech spreadsheets where I use my eyes and limited reason to deduce performance, I have Verstappen a bit ahead of Hamilton after 2 races on performance. They are scored...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

I think there is 2 components to this qualifying and the race itself, it has to be underlined how important qualifying is. In Bahrain Red Bull were faster in qualifying and the race, in Imola Red Bull were faster in qualifying but Mercedes faster in the race, I suspect given the conditions that mig...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

I think there is 2 components to this qualifying and the race itself, it has to be underlined how important qualifying is. In Bahrain Red Bull were faster in qualifying and the race, in Imola Red Bull were faster in qualifying but Mercedes faster in the race, I suspect given the conditions that mig...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

I think there is 2 components to this qualifying and the race itself, it has to be underlined how important qualifying is. In Bahrain Red Bull were faster in qualifying and the race, in Imola Red Bull were faster in qualifying but Mercedes faster in the race, I suspect given the conditions that mig...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel at Aston Martin starting to look like Mansell at Mclaren in 95?
Replies: 26
Views: 902

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

The performance gap between Ocon and Alonso was bigger at Imola than between Stroll and Vettel, Ricciardo got thrashed by Norris, Perez was terrible, only Sainz has really done reasonable well consistently thus far even then he can't hold a candle to Leclerc in qualifying. I would say that there is ...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Re: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread

And it seems Quartararo is starting to come of age, combining his natural speed and flair with extra confidence and a greater maturity. It's a compliment to Marquez that so many across the net expected him to not skip a beat on his return, but ultimately he does need more time. But it was an admira...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Re: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread

Are you kidding me? Rins and Zarco crash out in quick succession with 6-7 laps to go from podium positions! Rins was living with Quartararo's pace up in the lead until... until he wasn't. Rins crashes too much while I felt that Zarco got a bit psyched out by a fellow Ducati bike being quicker than ...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Imola 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Imola 2021

Ocon - Ocon did what he should have done in Bahrain, he had Alonso comfortably beat in qualifying, in the race I'm not sure what happened beyond Ocon finishing slightly in front of Alonso but I suspect the red flag helped to close the gap. Alonso was right behind Ocon the whole time: https://i.ibb....
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: IndyCar 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: IndyCar 2021

I watched the race and enjoyed it, it wasn't affected by SC's, I couldn't understand the O'Ward and Rossi strategy, looked like a losing strategy to me. And what do you know, it was! :o it was particularly surprising to me, because a few years ago (I don't remember exactly which year) Rossi won thi...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 10154

Re: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread

Update from Imola: LECLERC / SAINZ Projected: 0.386% to 0.542% (Leclerc) Current Result: 0.557% (Leclerc) LEC 0.595% (Bahrain) LEC 0.519% (Imola) VERSTAPPEN / PEREZ Projected: 0.385% - 0.544% (Verstappen) Current Result: 0.153% (Verstappen) VER 0.376% (Bahrain) PER 0.069% (Imola) NORRIS / RICCIARDO...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

I would venture today that without DRS in the dry there would have been no overtaking, it comes across as it being a crime for a much faster car to be able to benefit from it, it seemed much more of a problem for cars with less of a performance delta. I don't recall either Alonso's or Schumacher's ...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lando Norris thread
Replies: 19
Views: 2251

Re: The Official Lando Norris thread

He made a similar strong start last year but then faded after midseason, it's looking promising thus far but I feel that Danny Ricc has still to get up to full speed.
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: IndyCar 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: IndyCar 2021

I watched the race and enjoyed it, it wasn't affected by SC's, I couldn't understand the O'Ward and Rossi strategy, looked like a losing strategy to me.
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 382
Views: 100101

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

Mercedes does seem to take longer than others to get its tyres switched on when it's cool / wet. I think that Bottas' problem is that he doesn't go quickly enough / have that confidence to get them into their ideal window. Note that Hamilton quickly dropped back from Verstappen during the opening s...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

I think there is 2 components to this qualifying and the race itself, it has to be underlined how important qualifying is. In Bahrain Red Bull were faster in qualifying and the race, in Imola Red Bull were faster in qualifying but Mercedes faster in the race, I suspect given the conditions that migh...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

That would apply if it were a grid restart. As a rolling restart, he'd either regain his position before the SC line or go fro whatever position he'd be in. No if you are fully off the track then you can be passed under the SC, if Max then retakes the position before the restart he then gets penali...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Imola 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Imola 2021

Verstappen - He got edged out in qualifying but Perez was rubbish in the race. Hamilton - Even if Hamilton had got beached in the gravel I wouldn't have voted for Bottas and I don't blame him for the crash, what's he doing having to race a Williams. 8th in qualifying running around 9th in the race ...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix
Replies: 54
Views: 1909

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

^ Didn't someone earlier liken this to Canada 2011? On that day Vettel did not put a foot wrong until the very final lap. Button, by contrast, had a first half to forget. Yet he is remembered for what was at the time a stand-out win. That might have been me, that being said I didn't vote for Hamilt...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Mercedes seem to have a mighty race car, I think they will leave Imola happy about the rest of the season. Leaving Bahrain there was question marks over the race pace and if Red Bull had a diff issue losing them pace. The Mercedes seemed quicker today, all baring Hamiltons tentative opening 1.5 lap...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

I was wondering what would have happened that Chuck or Lando or others gone past Verstappen when he part-spun on the formation lap after the red flag. https://racingnews365.com/norris-i-would-have-overtaken-verstappen-when-he-spun-at-restart Same Kimi basically - Verstappen would have had until saf...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Fernando Alonso thread
Replies: 1186
Views: 386704

Re: The Official Fernando Alonso thread

Its no surprise Alonso got outqualified by Ocon, I never expected something spectacular from his return. Bahrain with its track nature provide some playing ground to him, with more space, wide corners so he's classical style of leaning on the car, massive inputs of the steering wheel, playing with ...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

I would venture today that without DRS in the dry there would have been no overtaking, it comes across as it being a crime for a much faster car to be able to benefit from it, it seemed much more of a problem for cars with less of a performance delta. I don't recall either Alonso's or Schumacher's ...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

I was wondering what would have happened that Chuck or Lando or others gone past Verstappen when he part-spun on the formation lap after the red flag. https://racingnews365.com/norris-i-would-have-overtaken-verstappen-when-he-spun-at-restart Same Kimi basically - Verstappen would have had until saf...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Then why can't you remember these things, people use to complain about how boring F1 was because of the lack of overtaking and often would compare it to Indycars which was seen as being far better in that respect. Max Mosley's response was to compare football with basketball, saying something along...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

For info, the first season I have a decent memory of is 1986. Then why can't you remember these things, people use to complain about how boring F1 was because of the lack of overtaking and often would compare it to Indycars which was seen as being far better in that respect. Max Mosley's response w...
by pokerman
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

This is why I, along with many others, favour brakes that are much less effective and of course, better aero to allow cars to follow much closer. Hopefully the new breed of cars will allow for better racing, in the meantime without DRS you would get worse racing as in virtually no overtaking, who r...
by pokerman
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton has just taken it to new levels, normally people only get salty when he wins, he needs penalising, the SC rule stinks, DRS stinks, DRS has a habit of coming up more when used by Hamilton. Jeez - calm your persecution complex down! I'm just stating the obvious and it's been flagged up elsew...
by pokerman
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10280

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton has just taken it to new levels, normally people only get salty when he wins, he needs penalising, the SC rule stinks, DRS stinks, DRS has a habit of coming up more when used by Hamilton. Jeez - calm your persecution complex down! I'm just stating the obvious and it's been flagged up elsew...