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by Johnson
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 477
Views: 5893

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

Some advantages Schumacher enjoyed that Hamilton has not- 1- Unlimited testing throughout the season. A huge advantage that Schumacher had at the time, Ferrari owning there own test track. There is a story of Michael flying to Fiorana during the middle of a race weekend to test some setup things an...
by Johnson
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 477
Views: 5893

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

Easiest to hardest for titles to win in dominant cars..Schumacher and Hamilton combined. Allowing for reliability, team mate strength and reliability, strength of competition outside of team. Starting with 2002 as the easiest title by far. Schumacher had a dominant car that was bulletproof, whilst ...
by Johnson
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 477
Views: 5893

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

I'd add that many of those same people, also felt that Vettel was a little bit overrated at the time, as the success in his early career flattered him a little. I still think with the right car he would beat most on the grid, but I have also been fairly confident that there were 2-3, and since Dani...
by Johnson
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 477
Views: 5893

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

Some advantages Schumacher enjoyed that Hamilton has not- 1- Unlimited testing throughout the season. A huge advantage that Schumacher had at the time, Ferrari owning there own test track. There is a story of Michael flying to Fiorana during the middle of a race weekend to test some setup things an...
by Johnson
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 477
Views: 5893

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

Easiest to hardest for titles to win in dominant cars..Schumacher and Hamilton combined. Allowing for reliability, team mate strength and reliability, strength of competition outside of team. Starting with 2002 as the easiest title by far. Schumacher had a dominant car that was bulletproof, whilst B...
by Johnson
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 477
Views: 5893

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

Some advantages Schumacher enjoyed that Hamilton has not- 1- Unlimited testing throughout the season. A huge advantage that Schumacher had at the time, Ferrari owning there own test track. There is a story of Michael flying to Fiorana during the middle of a race weekend to test some setup things an...
by Johnson
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 477
Views: 5893

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

Some advantages Schumacher enjoyed that Hamilton has not- 1- Unlimited testing throughout the season. A huge advantage that Schumacher had at the time, Ferrari owning there own test track. There is a story of Michael flying to Fiorana during the middle of a race weekend to test some setup things an...
by Johnson
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 477
Views: 5893

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

Some advantages Schumacher enjoyed that Hamilton has not- 1- Unlimited testing throughout the season. A huge advantage that Schumacher had at the time, Ferrari owning there own test track. There is a story of Michael flying to Fiorana during the middle of a race weekend to test some setup things an...
by Johnson
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 477
Views: 5893

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

Some advantages Schumacher enjoyed that Hamilton has not- 1- Unlimited testing throughout the season. A huge advantage that Schumacher had at the time, Ferrari owning there own test track. There is a story of Michael flying to Fiorana during the middle of a race weekend to test some setup things and...
by Johnson
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 477
Views: 5893

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Who was the best driver to debut between 1993-1999... this must be the worst period of talent arriving in the sport. Everything driver that looked decent in that era got bettered later on by 2000 onward drivers.

Who is the best from that era? Coulthard? Trulli? Fisichella? Villeneuve? Frentzen?
by Johnson
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who ruined Williams?
Replies: 38
Views: 2392

Re: Who ruined Williams?

Frank and Patrick Head, they had 3-4 attempts to modernise and secure the teams future but were too stubborn.
by Johnson
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 2219

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

Both incidents were terrible. I think the high speed of Sennas makes it particularly uncomfortable. The thing I haven’t seen here regarding 94, which is crucial for me, Schumacher was out the race when he took Hill out. He had destroyed his right suspension hitting the wall. The right rear wheel was...
by Johnson
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994
Replies: 76
Views: 2219

Re: Suzuka 1990 vs Adelaide 1994

It's not only that, Senna tried to block Alboreto in 1985 in quali in Monaco, pushed Prost to the pit wall in Portugal in 1988, crashed him out in 1990. Pretty much everything that Schumacher gets vilified for, Senna taught it a decade before him. My best guess is that Senna died in the track and t...
by Johnson
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 992241

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Sir Lewis. Well earned. I hope the commentators don’t call him that though.
by Johnson
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Perez perform against Max?
Replies: 58
Views: 3787

Re: How will Perez perform against Max?

He will be in the middle of Ricciardo and Gasly/Albon. Exactly where Red Bull need him.

Due to luck, SC’s and Max’s occasional hot headed ness (paired with Perez’ consistency) I can see him finishing ahead of Max 5-6 times. Qualifying will likely be a near whitewash.
by Johnson
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Curious Case Of Jacques Villeneuve.
Replies: 40
Views: 2040

Re: The Curious Case Of Jacques Villeneuve.

I’m certainly struggling to think of a WDC who was outshone by so many teammates in his career. Hill, Button, Massa and finally Heidfeld (ignoring the 3 races at Renault). Kimi has been beaten by 4 team mates. Hedifeld, Massa, Alonso and Vettel. Admittedly better drivers. Button was beaten by Ralf ...
by Johnson
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Curious Case Of Jacques Villeneuve.
Replies: 40
Views: 2040

Re: The Curious Case Of Jacques Villeneuve.

I agree with the sentiment in here, the curious thing is what happened to Frentzen in 1997?
by Johnson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3058

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Any idea why Mercedes are 0.5 slower than last year? Has that happened so far this season?
by Johnson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's Renault R25 2005 V-10 today at Abu Dhabi
Replies: 22
Views: 1667

Re: Alonso's Renault R25 2005 V-10 today at Abu Dhabi

Amazing, the big advantage from these days is you can speak to the person next to you when attending a race and you don’t have a massive headache afterwards.
by Johnson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3058

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

That’s the oddest qualifying in a long time. Albon reasonably close to Max (admittedly he messed up his final run). Mclaren’s close to Mercedes and Red Bull on pole. Did Mercedes get the “dodgy tyres” like Singapore 2015 again to spice up the final race? Mostly sarcasm. It sets it up for a great rac...
by Johnson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 2695

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

I do agree that Australia 2007 was nothing special. He came third and quite a distance from Alonso and third is where he should have been. Hamilton stand out should be maybe Monaco 2007. He was 0.3 up on Alonso in qualifying whilst carrying way more fuel but then he hit traffic. Seemed quicker in th...
by Johnson
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 2695

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

This myth often gets repeated. Hamilton had I believe one test in 2005, three in 2006 and the 2007 pre season. Indeed. This is a classic case of people repeating something with the hope that if they say it often enough it will simply be believed. The same people are usually unable to provide any ac...
by Johnson
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 2695

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

Vettel for me. Pole in the wet, fastest lap in the race and had enough pace to keep on dominating when the track dried out. And of course in the Torro Rosso. Who would of bet they would of won a race before Red Bull Didn’t they basically have the same car, pre-2009? In 2008 STR were just better at ...
by Johnson
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 2695

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

[row][/row] Let's not forget Hamilton was a historic rookie in the sense he debuted with the most preparation any rookie has gotten before and after That is not true. That is Heikki Kovalainen who had more than 5x Hamiltons mileage. Nico Rosberg and Nelson Piquet also had many more miles than Hamilt...
by Johnson
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3127

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

I think everybody wanted Bottas vs Russell round II. Happy that Lewis is healthy but it’s ruined the spectacle a bit.
by Johnson
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3127

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

Stoffel is in the Mercedes this Friday? Even if Russell is replacing Hamilton?
by Johnson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 10283

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

It wouldn’t completely offset, they would have to pay Bottas his 2021 wages (maybe more for break of contract) and then pay Williams to break George’s contract. Williams demanded $12 million to break Bottas’ contact back in 2017 and Mercedes paid it. I imagine George would be that amount or more. So...
by Johnson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 10283

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

Cmmon man..Don't give me this BS..Here's Bottas record against a washed up Masa during their time together Head to Head Finishes: Bottas - 26 Massa - 23 Head to Head Qualifying: Bottas - 39 Massa - 16 Points Bottas - 407 Massa - 308 This was Massa after his accident, after being demolished by Alons...
by Johnson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 cars so easy to drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 548

2020 cars so easy to drive?

How are these cars so easy to drive/adapt to? Hülkenberg, steps into a car he has never driven, straight into Saturday and qualifies 0.8 off Stroll. He doesn’t even race. The next weekend 0.3 quicker than Stroll. Aitken, steps into the Williams after one FP sessions and immediately on Latiffis pace ...
by Johnson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 97019

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

Within hours you ridicule Bottas for saying he lost to Hamilton by fine margins and then state he regularly runs him close. Which one is it?
by Johnson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 10283

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

I’m not sure. But when the SC ended it was 18 laps to go. When Bottas pitted it was 36 laps to go. So I think about 10-12 racing laps.
by Johnson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 10283

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

It was up to 8.6 when Bottas came out the pits. 7.2 when the VSC was deployed. 5.5 at the end of VSC. Bottas gained 1.7 seconds in VSC. When the full SC came it was 4.5 seconds.

Bottas took 4.1 seconds out of the lead. 2.4 pace, 1.7 VSC.
by Johnson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 10283

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

As I said in another post, three seconds of that closing of the gap by Bottas was the lap the VSC ended. It wasn’t, he gained 1 second in the VSC only I can’t prove this right now am because the http://en.mclarenf-1.com/ isn’t updated but the graphics showed one lap where Bottas gained 3+ seconds, ...
by Johnson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 10283

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

A great race in the end and a great performance from Russell, so impressive to step in and match Bottas. It has raised more questions than given answers, we really need round 2 of this match up in AD. Would Bottas have caught Russell? Who actually had the better race pace? It’s a shame we did not r...
by Johnson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 10283

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

A great race in the end and a great performance from Russell, so impressive to step in and match Bottas. It has raised more questions than given answers, we really need round 2 of this match up in AD. Would Bottas have caught Russell? Who actually had the better race pace? It’s a shame we did not r...
by Johnson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 10283

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

A great race in the end and a great performance from Russell, so impressive to step in and match Bottas. It has raised more questions than given answers, we really need round 2 of this match up in AD. Would Bottas have caught Russell? Who actually had the better race pace? It’s a shame we did not re...
by Johnson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 10283

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

So, tell me, did Russell have a 1 lap reputation prior to F1? He took 5 poles in 12 F2 races, but he was a rookie vs veterans. In the second half of the season he dominated qualifying. 5 poles in the last 7 races. It was Albon in his 2nd season that dominated qualifying early on (3 poles in first 4...
by Johnson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 5209

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Invade wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:09 pm
TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:07 pm
Bottas seems to be sounding a bit like Hamilton does when he was beaten. Implying that it wasn't his best lap. I didn't think it looked bad unless we missed some of it.
Don't think he ever really maximised S3.
He went purple on his last lap but was already way down beforehand
by Johnson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 10283

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

Great performance by Russell, true Mr Saturday stuff. Bottas was not happy with his lap but 0.026 to a drop in is a bad performance from Bottas and a great one by Russell. The real test will be tomorrow, Russell has given a Jarno Trulli impression so far in his career (one lap king) so it will be ev...