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by oz_karter
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Engine Degredation
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Mercedes Engine Degredation

It's really interesting. I think the Mercedes engine has always had an extreme level of performance available, but they only really used it in Q3 as it was detrimental and they had such an advantage overall. But this year Red Bull & Verstappen are really pushing them. I think it's the same engine "m...
by oz_karter
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make
Replies: 87
Views: 4111

Re: The difference Hamilton and Verstappen make

I think Vettel and Webber were flattered by the Red Bulls of the 2010s, with Vettel only getting close to the ceiling of the car in 2011 and the second half of 2013. I don't really agree with that. If anything the blown diffuser flattered Vettel who mastered it better than anyone. Webber showed goo...
by oz_karter
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID responses of different countries.
Replies: 163
Views: 8985

Re: COVID responses of different countries.

And what I've noticed is that the death rate from the flu is higher than from covid. Well that's not true. The death rate for COVID is magnitudes higher. Interesting fact: Australia hasn't had any flu deaths in over a year. That shows the restrictions have worked and that COVID is significantly mor...
by oz_karter
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes don't have their rear wing back yet!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1965

Re: Mercedes don't have their rear wing back yet!!!

People seem to think this is unusual. In many motorsports the governing bodies impound parts that are under suspicion, including whole engines (and sometimes cars).

This goes right down to grass roots, even karting!
by oz_karter
Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Welcome Guanyou Zhou to F1
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Re: Welcome Guanyou Zhou to F1

As an Australian I was hopeful Piastri would get the seat. Best of luck to Zhou.
by oz_karter
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID responses of different countries.
Replies: 163
Views: 8985

Re: COVID responses of different countries.

And what I've noticed is that the death rate from the flu is higher than from covid. Well that's not true. The death rate for COVID is magnitudes higher. Interesting fact: Australia hasn't had any flu deaths in over a year. That shows the restrictions have worked and that COVID is significantly mor...
by oz_karter
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: McLaren

There were rumours in the past that Audi had bought into Red Bull, which turned out to be untrue.

Also just this year we had rumours Ineos were buying out Mercedes and Andretti had been confirmed buying out Alfa Romeo... neither came true.

Not sure I will believe it just yet.
by oz_karter
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mclarens season is unravelling in front of our eyes.
Replies: 31
Views: 2265

Re: Mclarens season is unravelling in front of our eyes.

Its the closing races before a completely new formula, I'd take performance declines with a pinch of salt. McLaren will surely be happy with how this season's panned out. Should have won 2 races, been sniffing about fairly regularly the podium places, and a consistent middle points scoring car. Ric...
by oz_karter
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular Opinions (2021)
Replies: 225
Views: 10571

Re: Unpopular Opinions (2021)

Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:26 pm
Well, I gave my reasons why I think he hasn't (a very unpopular opinion in this Perez-loving forum) when you account for obvious differences in circumstances.
Can you name some forums that aren't "Perez-loving"?
by oz_karter
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Christian Horner or Toto Wolff
Replies: 34
Views: 2399

Re: Christian Horner or Toto Wolff

Hard one. Wolff has kept Mercedes at the top of its game for a long time, but that's not all down to him. He came into Mercedes when they were well on the way to developing what would be the most dominant car of all time. They had already recruited Rosberg and Hamilton and most of the key staff. Hor...
by oz_karter
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2022 calendar
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: 2022 calendar

This is the first I heard that the Victorian government was executing people by firing squad for consuming banned media or making a phone call out of the country, but I suppose not everything gets reported on. News to me too! The stuff going around the media about Australia is pretty laughable. The...
by oz_karter
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 214
Views: 20292

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

Definitely didn't shine yesterday did he. Any explanation or excuses been put forward by either DR or McLaren? Well Ricciardo did start last on the grid. Brake issues early in the race, early stop to get out of traffic meant the intermediates were past their best by the end and he couldn't challeng...
by oz_karter
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 214
Views: 20292

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

schumilegend wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:42 pm
He was pretty poor in the race today.. Definitely a shell of his past.. Going down the Vettel drain at this rate
You're predictably boring.
by oz_karter
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 214
Views: 20292

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

It depends on what your outlook on Ricciardo is going forward, solid F1 driver or world title contender, Norris looked like the world title contender. Well that's a reasonable view, I was more responding to the comments suggesting Ricciardo was done as an F1 driver and was never to see the top step...
by oz_karter
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 214
Views: 20292

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

Good grief. In a slippery quali session where a Williams can plant their car third on the grid, proving its an unpredictable session, and you’re panning Danny Ric and saying he’s done? I don’t get the Danny Ric hate here. First people were putting the boot into him years ago with that BS “Max is ou...
by oz_karter
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas be sacked?
Replies: 78
Views: 5432

Re: Should Bottas be sacked?

He's already been sacked, effectively. Put yourself in his shoes. He's been second fiddle to Lewis for years and (yes I know he never was going to beat Lewis) he's had to continuously put aside personal ambitions and do what the team ask. He's had his own race strategies ruined to benefit Lewis. So ...
by oz_karter
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen
Replies: 502
Views: 30825

Re: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen

If people can remember back to BH (before hybrids), they will know Hamilton was anything but perfect when buried in the field or under pressure.

Having a dominant car has flattered him, as it would any driver. He has great talent, but he’s not immune from mistakes and crashes.
by oz_karter
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen Start?
Replies: 42
Views: 1990

Re: Should Verstappen Start?

I’m surprised the thread has got this far.

The rule says he only needs to do an installation lap in qualifying to be able to start the GP. He did that.

Case closed.
by oz_karter
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 214
Views: 20292

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

This was a good win for Daniel but he was lucky.. But atleast he seemed in the same zip code as Norris pace wise..Question is will this be a one off or will he continue to run Norris close.. I think it's going to be a one off...Expect Norris to continue his domination next race Sorry, but how was h...
by oz_karter
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 214
Views: 20292

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

Great to see Ricciardo back on the top step. Even though he was looking fast all weekend, his win was still a nice surprise! He definitely looked in harmony with the car this weekend. His issues in the first half of the season were amplified at tight, twisty tracks, but even at the faster tracks he ...
by oz_karter
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 639
Views: 43707

Re: Silly Season 2022

If Piastri wins the F2 title this year looks like he would need to go again next year. I think Alonso just resigned for 2 more years. How long does Ocon have left? What's Piastris future? I think I also heard Alonso met with Aston Martin. If vettel retires maybe Alonso moves? Leaves a spot for Pias...
by oz_karter
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 214
Views: 20292

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

schumilegend wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:30 pm
Another horrible performance... What's up with him? Has he completely forgotten how to drive... WDC material .. NOT
Did Dan hurt you as a child or are you just a really bad troll?
by oz_karter
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 639
Views: 43707

Re: Silly Season 2022

I really hope albon doesnt come back, what would be the point, everyone knows hes an ok driver at best. Get someone new in that might be special A little unfair. He was quite promising at Toro Rosso, but struggled in the second Red Bull, as many drivers have. If we only had potential WDC's on the g...
by oz_karter
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver of the day = safety car driver ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1215

Re: Driver of the day = safety car driver ?

Jack Doohan, for winning a race with actual race laps.
by oz_karter
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 214
Views: 20292

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

Pathetic performance again... More than a second off the pole while his teammate was acing the times.. Wow, that's a brash statement. Are you really qualified to call an F1 driver's performance "pathetic"? A second off pole? The McLaren has been around that or worse for most of the season. Ricciard...
by oz_karter
Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 214
Views: 20292

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

Pathetic performance again... More than a second off the pole while his teammate was acing the times.. Wow, that's a brash statement. Are you really qualified to call an F1 driver's performance "pathetic"? A second off pole? The McLaren has been around that or worse for most of the season. Ricciard...
by oz_karter
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 639
Views: 43707

Re: Silly Season 2022

Basically the only options Red Bull have is potentially one of the Mercedes drivers. If I was them I'd try and tempt Bottas from under Mercedes nose. destabilise them by forcing them into taking Russell. Would they not be shooting themselves in the foot? Bottas has been inconsistent and rarely supe...
by oz_karter
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Spa circuit Boss Killed.
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Spa circuit Boss Killed.

A tragedy for those involved and their families.

There's very little information reported as yet, so I think out of respect we should refrain from speculating about the details.
by oz_karter
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Aston Martin fuel sample appeal
Replies: 90
Views: 5198

Re: Aston Martin fuel sample appeal

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by oz_karter
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Aston Martin fuel sample appeal
Replies: 90
Views: 5198

Re: Aston Martin fuel sample appeal

The question is. Are aston Martin going to threaten legal action every time they are found to have cheated or in this case. Not have enough fuel in the car. For example. Imagine they can extract the fuel from the car. Then what. The difference is when the fuel is "extracted" from the car a week tom...
by oz_karter
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 639
Views: 43707

Re: Silly Season 2022

With all the rumours and hype, if Bottas stays at Mercedes there are going to be a lot of deflated F1 fans. I read this week Oscar Piastri (Alpine contracted F2 driver) says he has F1 options if he performs in F2 for the rest of the year. I assume that must be a test/reserve driver role? Can't see h...
by oz_karter
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 36458

Re: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion

Interesting: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/f1/12369564/hamilton-unsurprised-by-booing Someone apparently fired. Disagree with Lewis here. Booing has always happened in all sports. In this case fans were unhappy about his incident at the previous race with Max. That's not unreasonable...
by oz_karter
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 214
Views: 20292

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

Ricciardo should be relieved of his duties .. Zero progress all year and his cheeky laughs and smiles are getting old now .. dude needs to step up or surrender his seat .. what an absolute disservice to the team Can't judge him on this race. He likely had major damage. He was just spun around.. Def...
by oz_karter
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 36458

Re: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion

Interesting: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/f1/12369564/hamilton-unsurprised-by-booing Someone apparently fired. Disagree with Lewis here. Booing has always happened in all sports. In this case fans were unhappy about his incident at the previous race with Max. That's not unreasonable...
by oz_karter
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 36458

Re: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion

Any chance of an appeal to the FIA again by Red Bull against the dismissal of their appeal by the FIA? Unlikely. They would have to take it outside the FIA and appeal to an actual court to overturn the decision. Usually in motorsport there is only once chance for review/appeal. That is now exhauste...
by oz_karter
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 690
Views: 36458

Re: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion

Redbull fabricating evidence using their own simulator and thinking they'd have a leg to stand on is highly amusing. I think calling it "fabricating evidence" is highly amusing. They put up an argument, it failed. We will all have opinions on the collision forever and they are likely set in stone n...
by oz_karter
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 214
Views: 20292

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

I agree, never say never. Jenson Button was a surprise WDC in 2009. I don't think anyone ever doubted him, but until he was in that BrawnGP a driver's title looked like a distant prospect. Another example would be Mark Webber. He bounced around a few midfield teams and got unlucky at Williams who we...
by oz_karter
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Ricciardo done?
Replies: 214
Views: 20292

Re: Is Ricciardo done?

Kind of weird to see this thread just after he qualified 2 thousandths of a second off Lando at the last GP. His race pace wasn't quite there but that's actually a reversal of previous GPs. The car clearly doesn't suit his natural driving style, we know that. McLaren aren't going to be willing to sp...
by oz_karter
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint Qualifying - first impressions?
Replies: 161
Views: 9902

Re: Sprint Qualifying - first impressions?

I think the sprint was too many laps. It was exciting for the first few laps but then died down as the field spread and drivers started to think about getting tyres to the end.

Give them high grip tyres and a 10 lap race. Then it's a proper sprint.
by oz_karter
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2022 F1 car - officially leaked
Replies: 40
Views: 1847

Re: 2022 F1 car - officially leaked

What’s going on with the wheels?? The 18 inch used in testing previously looked much better.