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by pokerman
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

Johnson talked about context. Then he used a year that was cut in half to make a point. It is ironic to say the least, but maybe my post was a tad distasteful, so I'll apologise for that. However, if we want to be correct, Silverstone shouldn't count; the race was restarted and shortened by 1 lap, ...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

Johnson talked about context. Then he used a year that was cut in half to make a point. It is ironic to say the least, but maybe my post was a tad distasteful, so I'll apologise for that. However, if we want to be correct, Silverstone shouldn't count; the race was restarted and shortened by 1 lap, ...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Many of the teams are British based and I'm sure that there are a lot of British travelling crew - I'd assume that several of those would like to pay their respects. Also at the end of the day what's the big deal if you don't want to watch the funeral then don't watch it, who cares if qualifying is...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

UnlikeUday wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:08 pm
There is a 68% chance of rain on Sunday. The temperatures during the weekend will be much cooler as well.
https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/81700/we ... imola.html
That's perhaps the best chance for Hamilton to win the race.
by pokerman
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

Hamilton didn't miss 7 races in 2016, please stop making a nonsense comparison. It's not nonsensical. In races they both entered, Irvine scored more points despite being utterly outperformed by Schumacher. Johnson talked about context. Then he used a year that was cut in half to make a point. It is...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 763

Re: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread

It's interesting that I've heard that Marquez was only going to return when given the full green light from the doctors, that being that he can ride like before without fear of re-injuring his arm, so it looks like we're going to see an 100% Marquez, I doubt it will take him that long for him to get...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

Hamilton didn't miss 7 races in 2016, please stop making a nonsense comparison. It's not nonsensical. In races they both entered, Irvine scored more points despite being utterly outperformed by Schumacher. Johnson talked about context. Then he used a year that was cut in half to make a point. It is...
by pokerman
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Help please you kind Pf1ers
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Help please you kind Pf1ers

I don't think I will be able to do it without thorough analysis which would take ages, as an overview he seemed to get beat quite easily by Hakkinen, Kimi and Webber, was a bit closer to Hill and better than Klein.
by pokerman
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 763

Re: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread

It amazes me the amount of people who think he's not going to be competitive straight away. He hasn't spent the last year sat around just playing PlayStation and eating crisps In 2019 he scored double the points of any other rider he'll be racing against on Sunday. The results whilst he's been away...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 96
Views: 4032

Re: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)

You're right, I also view it the same as you - my point here is only that it was a chicane, so Raikkonen wasn't just going wide, he was actively turning left. The only way he could have let Hamilton hang in there was to run wide on the entry to the second part of the chicane, effectively conceding ...
by pokerman
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

Well, altogether Button did beat Barrichello significantly. And Barrichello compared to Schumacher roughly similar to how Massa did. And Bottas significantly beat Massa as teammates. Both Bottas and Button are better than all of Schumacher's first-career teammates. Alonso and Rosberg, of course, al...
by pokerman
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6976

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

Some people have decided that Verstappen is the fastest driver in the history of mankind because of the way he handles his teammates. There is a movement that wants to paint Max Verstappen as the second coming of Schumacher rather than the guy actually matching and surpassing his records (who they ...
by pokerman
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 906
Views: 281451

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

Option or Prime wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:23 am
Does Nico Hulkenberg going AM put pressure on Vettel? That's a high profile reserve driver!
No it just makes sense to have a Covid substitute, I thought Hulk is also going to be a back up at Mercedes presumably when Vandoorne has clashing commitments with FE.
by pokerman
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

But that wasn't the point of the post, which was to highlight Schumacher's contribution to Mercedes's success today, that team building trait which Hamilton (or anyone else) doesn't hold a candle to. Only two people in F1 history are this instrumental in building dominant teams more than once - one...
by pokerman
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

__________________________________ Meadows then spoke of the team’s regret over not winning with Schumacher as he provided a lot of the foundations that helped Mercedes become such a dominant force in the years to come. “A couple of years later we couldn’t stop winning and he deserves some of that ...
by pokerman
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6976

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

There seems to be a desperate need to paint Verstappen as the driver making the difference in a marginally inferior car despite a marginal but visible superiority at Bahrain due to drivability and engine performance of Red Bull. I feel someone may be steadying themselves for a "but Mercedes was the...
by pokerman
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

Yes, that is a myth, really. It started out with some projections than Schumacher with an ideal season could have matched Rosberg (without assuming an ideal season for him as well, of course). And over the years, the mantra was developed that he was better than Rosberg, which is as false as the cla...
by pokerman
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

Yes, that is a myth, really. It started out with some projections than Schumacher with an ideal season could have matched Rosberg (without assuming an ideal season for him as well, of course). And over the years, the mantra was developed that he was better than Rosberg, which is as false as the cla...
by pokerman
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

But so what if Bottas ignored Merc... He was in the right wasn't he. That was proved at the start when he overtook Verstappen. Merc should be thanking him. If you seriously think Hamilton wouldn't put himself in the best possible position to win a race (which was all that Bottas was doing) then you...
by pokerman
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

It's strange how we keep getting told that in his final year he was better than Rosberg. Why is it strange? It's a fairly commonly held opinion, although certainly not universal. There's even some data that suggests it might be true (point projections adjusted for reliability, mostly) although I ha...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

It's strange how we keep getting told that in his final year he was better than Rosberg. Why is it strange? It's a fairly commonly held opinion, although certainly not universal. There's even some data that suggests it might be true (point projections adjusted for reliability, mostly) although I ha...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 2681

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

So basically what's being proposed is a qualifying session in a race format. It would help if they didn't call it a race...but it is one. Only the "reward" isn't a race win it's your grid-slot for Sunday. Its a mess however you look at it. So what is a Pole now? P1 on Friday even though you could e...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 2681

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I don't know whether this has already been asked / addressed but I assume that a Sprint race win does not count towards overall Grand Prix wins? What with it being more of a 'Mini-Prix.' More specifically, how will this look against a driver's stats? For example, should Hamilton be on 99 GP wins go...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

__________________________________ Meadows then spoke of the team’s regret over not winning with Schumacher as he provided a lot of the foundations that helped Mercedes become such a dominant force in the years to come. “A couple of years later we couldn’t stop winning and he deserves some of that ...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

I don't think Merc were actively disadvantaging Bottas. I don't think the quali thing is a big deal TBH. It's the clear disappointment of Bottas winning rather than Hamilton. "Not a complete disaster". Do you think Hamilton winning would have been described in that language? Do you think Hamilton w...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6976

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

Question on the Raikkonen-McLaren era - is there anything to suggest he was actually better at that point and he failed to reach that level 2007 onwards? Is it possible he just looked a lot better 2003-06 because he was in a car that was actually quicker than generally agreed on at the time? Raikko...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6976

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

I don't know who these people you are referring to but what happened between Alonso and Kimi was entirely predictable. Also It's quite amusing reading how Max and Alonso are somehow the targets of recent posts when I don't believe anyone has said anything negative. My post was targeted at those who...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 2681

Re: Sprint race at Silverstone. 2021

I believe they are keeping a practice session between qualy and the sprint race (so effectively FP3 stays, but becomes FP2 on paper). So the two practice sessions would both be under earlier timeslots, and potentially different temps, than the competitive sessions would all be in the later time slo...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 2681

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I don't know whether this has already been asked / addressed but I assume that a Sprint race win does not count towards overall Grand Prix wins? What with it being more of a 'Mini-Prix.' "he shorter sprint is set to offer a small number of points too, with three on offer for the winner, two for sec...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 2681

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I'm still slightly in shock that this looking like it's actually going to happen. Worst suggestion to get the go ahead since the double-points debacle. Formula 1 is basically run by the worst excesses of impatient, quarterly KPI data driven middle management. They shake things up just as a current ...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 1003
Views: 25330

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

Just to point out... My source is Valterri Bottas and Toto Wolf. What you've sighted is an unsourced paragraph of speculation. Surely you can see how those things are not equitable? Bottas and Hamilton both tried to put themselves in the best possible place to win the race. Merc only seem annoyed a...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6976

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

However and notwithstanding, if Perez keeps performing like in Bahrain (which I don't believe he will), this will not lead to this conclusion. It was obvious in the race that Perez drove one of the best cars on the grid. The inevitable conclusion is that he messed up qualifying - and that's really ...
by pokerman
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6976

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

Probably worth noting that qualifying is probably Perez's weakest area and Bottas' strongest. And yet the Perez-Button-Hamilton-Bottas cross comparison suggests that Bottas has, at most, a tenth on Perez over one lap. Not the most accurate method obviously, but it does suggest that Perez is not as ...
by pokerman
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6976

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

mikeyg123 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:46 pm
Probably worth noting that qualifying is probably Perez's weakest area and Bottas' strongest.
Yes they have opposite strengths presumably.
by pokerman
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 2681

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

Yeah this is a bit of a shocker. Perhaps it is purely to get more competitive sessions into the weekend, but I would not be at all surprised if after Silverstone, precisely what people have predicted here comes happens (i.e. just evens out the order ahead of the race and if anything detracts from t...
by pokerman
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 2681

Re: Sprint race at Silverstone. 2021

I think qualifying will likely take the FP3 slot and the sprint would take the qualifying slot, at a guess. No qualifying is on Friday and replaces FP2, while the FP3 slot I believe disappears completely so the 4 slots are reduced to 3 slots but I guess we will still be told that we are being given...
by pokerman
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 763

Re: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread

They've had more grunt for sure, but not in the way they have this year. And their starts are in a different league. They've had that starting system for a couple of years as well. I know but I watched last year and maybe it's just me but I don't recall the difference being so evident during either...
by pokerman
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 2681

Re: Sprint Races

It's already been discussed on here.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16230

Friday qualifying for the Saturday sprint race.
by pokerman
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 763

Re: Official Moto GP 2021 Thread

Got to be excited by Acosta. In MotoGP, Quarterraro finally looked like the rider everyone wants him to be. If he can ride with that commitment every weekend we are in for a treat. Just how much power advantage do the Ducatis have though? I have never seen bikes just blast past from 20m back. The D...
by pokerman
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 135
Views: 6976

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

Well it's already happened once, in Bahrain. When Perez tried to qualify on mediums and half of the grid out qualified him, that's your evidence? Verstappen, Perez, Hamilton, and Bottas all qualified on mediums in Q2. Perez was the only one who could not put in a lap fast enough, and despite two at...