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by shay550
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8538

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

He is of course the best. If you win you are. But would he really think he is the best knowing other young guy's would challenge / beat him in different cars? If all the cars he drove were championship cars, it's hard to imagine he will not think he is the best even though the material was the best...
by shay550
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 11903

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Isn't Q3 so much more fun when they load the car with fuel and just drive on one set of tires!
by shay550
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 11903

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Why are they doing these interviews in front of what sounds like a Jet Engine?
by shay550
Sat May 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2020 calendar
Replies: 149
Views: 12095

Re: New 2020 calendar

2 times around the A1-RedBull Ring and then straight to Hungary. Max has a great chance to be leading the championship after those three rounds.
by shay550
Wed May 13, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 27253

Re: Silly Season 2021

Gutted for Danny Ric not getting the Ferrari Seat - I think he would have been better off staying at Red Bull. Mclaren is a lateral move.
by shay550
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72630

Re: Coronavirus cancellations?

This is a move I would expect from Bernie and Max - Thought Liberty would be better than this.
by shay550
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Coronavirus Discussion thread
Replies: 464
Views: 72630

Re: Coronavirus cancellations?

What a disaster that could have been prevented by F1 chiefs. The season should have been postponed last week.
by shay550
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should F1 allow the smaller teams to have more testing days?
Replies: 20
Views: 13637

Re: Should F1 allow the smaller teams to have more testing d

The testing costs could be cut down if similar to Abu Dhabi in-season testing the extra testing days are just an additional day during the GP weekend - either a Thursday (before) or Monday (after) for example. I think the Thursday before would be interesting because the smaller teams would be much c...
by shay550
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should F1 allow the smaller teams to have more testing days?
Replies: 20
Views: 13637

Should F1 allow the smaller teams to have more testing days?

I always thought this would be a way to bring more convergence and the teams closer. It could be something as simple as top 3 constructors Merc/Red Bull/Ferrari are banned from in-season testing but the others can have a certain number of days a month. I was just reading Claire Williams's comments t...
by shay550
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 24193

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

Great to see all the teams have a trouble free first day - hopefully that means there will be a lot more convergence this year and closer racing. Merc's upfront looks ominous tho - I think Max will mix it up - He has to - for the sake of entertainment!
by shay550
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2010-19 - end of a decade
Replies: 24
Views: 5189

Re: 2010-19 - end of a decade

1. Driver of the decade: Lewis Hamilton. Honorable mention-Seb Vettel 2. Team of the decade: Merc, honorable mention : Red Bull 3. Race of the decade: Spain 2016. Max - first race for Red Bull first win. 4. Lap of the decade: Hamilton last lap Austria 2016 5. Season of the decade: 2016 and 2017. 201...
by shay550
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922845

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

From motorsport.com. The below passage by Hamilton really puts into context how hard drivers are working around the lap to get maximum efficiency out of their packages. ON COPING WITH CONSTANTLY CHANGING SETTINGS... "Yeah, that's probably the hardest thing. It is strange because I look at a lot of o...
by shay550
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton 6xWDC - Congratulations are in order
Replies: 38
Views: 6984

Re: Lewis Hamilton 6xWDC - Congratulations are in order

If not for Trulli-gate Melbourne 09' was a sublime drive too.
by shay550
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton 6xWDC - Congratulations are in order
Replies: 38
Views: 6984

Re: Lewis Hamilton 6xWDC - Congratulations are in order

Standout Drives: Melbourne 07' - Great way for Lewis to announce himself - turn 1 around the outside of Fernando and a well deserved podium in his first race. At the time I thought F1 would be boring with the retirement of Michael but Lewis re-energized my interest for F1 in one race. Silverstone 08...
by shay550
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 922845

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Fantastic season by LH! 6-time world champ! Really impressive this season. I could be wrong here but 11 years between the first championship and last is a new record?
by shay550
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 30825

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

The battles he had with Nico for three seasons taught him a lot. The level of intensity in that rivalry with only two drivers with a realistic shot at the title. They both had similar level of experience and age. It was the ultimate test, and Lewis learned that consistency mixed with controlled aggr...
by shay550
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 37395

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

6 titles in a row. What a feat from Mercedes!

Lewis played the team game today and didn’t make it hard for Valtteri. Fair play! Wondering if an undercut would have worked today. For some reason they don’t try the undercut with him.

Great defense from Seb at the end!
by shay550
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 18653

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/onesport/cps/624/cpsprodpb/95E3/production/_109017383_sochi.png Wow... just wow. 3 corners before the pits wouldn't do too much damage especially if you drive at 60 mph. Team Red was quoted as saying that Vettel's car would not have made it around to the pits without signif...
by shay550
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 18653

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

Maybe FIA needs to come out with stop zones around the track where if the car gets to that point, no VSC or safety car would be needed unless it's still deemed dangerous, for example, a fire, oil, debris etc... I still think ultimately what Seb did cost Leclerc the race. Maybe a SC would of come out...
by shay550
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 18653

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

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Wow... just wow. 3 corners before the pits wouldn't do too much damage especially if you drive at 60 mph.
by shay550
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 18653

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel driver of the day for causing a VSC and screwing his teammate/team in the process. Great job Seb! Poor, really poor IMO. He did not cause his cars problem.... He got told to turn off and stop. The team looked to delibrately allow Leclerc to get the position that Vettel had earned from starti...
by shay550
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 18653

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

Vettel driver of the day for causing a VSC and screwing his teammate/team in the process. Great job Seb!

Poor, really poor IMO.
by shay550
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 13145

Re: 2019 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Haha - Merc has party mode - and Ferrari has Jet-Mode!
by shay550
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PLEASE, shorten future Singapore GPs!
Replies: 38
Views: 4181

Re: PLEASE, shorten future Singapore GPs!

It's a race that clearly divides opinion. I'm on the fence. The race is clearly a great test of mental fortitude for drivers, and they all say it's the most demanding race of the season. At the same time it can get processional, overtakes lead to bump-a-cars, guaranteed safety cars etc. I could do w...
by shay550
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20249

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Solid race for Ferrari - questions about that Vettel undercut - but ultimately without it, I doubt they would have got a 1-2. Once Merc were in 3rd place effectively in the pitstop rotation they threw a hail mary by keeping Hamilton out longer. If they kept him out another 5 or 6 laps even though h...
by shay550
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 20249

Re: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix Race Thread

Solid race for Ferrari - questions about that Vettel undercut - but ultimately without it, I doubt they would have got a 1-2. Once Merc were in 3rd place effectively in the pitstop rotation they threw a hail mary by keeping Hamilton out longer. If they kept him out another 5 or 6 laps even though he...
by shay550
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18483

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

Seb will quietly settle into the rear-gunner Raikkonen role. He already has in the last two races and I expect it to continue into next season. He's still a greater threat to win races than Raikkonen ever was. The sooner he resigns himself to this role, the sooner his consistency will come back.
by shay550
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Belgian Grand Prix
Replies: 38
Views: 4476

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

Verstappen did the same thing in Singapore 2017 instead braking and slowing down he kept going.
by shay550
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 20951

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread

What was Max thinking trying to take Eau Rouge with a broken suspension? He almost caused a plane crash there with one of the Alfa's. That should be a reprimand.
by shay550
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 65671

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

No - so many others who would do better - just no and noting that I do think Bottas should be on grid - just not at Mercedes Why have mediocre drivers to fill up the grid? F1 needs 20 Verstappen level drivers to push this sport forward. We don't need drivers collecting $200 everytime they pass Go j...
by shay550
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 53643

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

I actually like that Red Bull don't mess around with it. This is Formula One - not a feeder series where drivers need to be coached to succeed - only the best drivers should be there. There's already a whole bunch of nepotism and a lack of meritocracy in F1 so I would like to see more of this with o...
by shay550
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 25979

Re: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Some weekends it’s like Lewis and Max are driving completely different cars to their teammates. although given the circumstances, Bottas was far closer to Hamilton then Gasly was to Verstappen. Bottas fell right to the back, about 15 seconds behind last position. He made a mistake that will have dr...
by shay550
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 25979

Re: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Some weekends it’s like Lewis and Max are driving completely different cars to their teammates.
by shay550
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 39548

Re: 2019 German Grand Prix Race Thread

Max really in his stride now. The first half of the race Hamilton absolutely nailed it. Really entertaining race. Was puzzled why Hulkenbergs car took longer to retrieve that Charles Leclerc.
by shay550
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 362
Views: 38926

Re: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Great drive from Verstappen! Lapped his teammate. Would be a shame if the win gets taken away after the fact - F1 getting like football with these dumb VAR decisions.
by shay550
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)
Replies: 372
Views: 48876

Re: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)

Does anyone have video of a car going off at turn 3 and cutting across the grass at Montreal even if it's a practice session. It would be interesting to see what that looks like compared to Vettel.
by shay550
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)
Replies: 372
Views: 48876

Re: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)

Hamilton would have passed outside track limits and then we would be having another discussion lol...
by shay550
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 71662

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

Does anyone have video of other cars going off at turn 3 in Montreal from other years? It will be interesting to see what type of lines drivers take coming back onto the circuit.
by shay550
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DOTD Canada 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7502

Re: DOTD Canada 2019

Crucially Seb was much faster through sector 3 so some of those lock ups from Hamilton are down to him trying to get close.
by shay550
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 71662

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

Lewis’s race pace was great - really pushed Seb all the way. He has a firm grip of the title with only 7 races gone.