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by Johnson
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?
Replies: 36
Views: 1119

Re: Red Bull 2021 - who would you sign?

We can already get the Verstappen/Hamilton comparison - Verstappen - Ricciardo - Vettel - Raikkonen - Massa - Bottas - Hamilton Or Verstappen - Sainz - Hulkenberg - Palmer - Magnussen - Grosjean - Maldanado - Bottas - Hamilton Or Verstappen - Ricciardo - Vettel - Webber - Heidfeld - Frentzen - Trul...
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

If you listen to Russell's engine note out of the final corner, it's not so much him holding back but those in front accelerating quickly and leaving him behind. Understandably he then accelerates to catch them, only to find they've had to seriously back off again. That is a lame excuse for me, wha...
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

It seems it was Russell that caused restart mayhem, he was P11 and left a huge gap to p10. Accelerated into it, which others behind followed and then Russell slowed. Really poor driving Which you're not supposed to do, he needs points on his license. The powers that be have spoken - https://www.rac...
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

It seems it was Russell that caused restart mayhem, he was P11 and left a huge gap to p10. Accelerated into it, which others behind followed and then Russell slowed. Really poor driving
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Invade wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:57 pm
9 races, 3 DNFs for Max Emilian Verstappen.

That's quite poor.
Outside chance of the title went today, he had an outside chance if Hamilton caught COVID or something.
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Invade wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:48 pm
Quite a bit of recent evidence suggests Bottas is close to Hamilton's race pace.
He looked it today but we will only know the answer to that if Max is in the mix pushing them both. One major weakness was tyre life for Bottas again today.
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:44 pm
Schermerhorn wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:42 pm
Why did Bottas drop back to nearly 5 seconds behind Lewis on the last race?
He couldn't pass so dropped back to attempt a fastest lap.
He didn’t, he started the last lap 2 seconds behind and dropped to about 5.5 at the end. He just slowed at the end.
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Albon catching Bottas, surely not?
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Drag to T1 for the win
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Hamilton can’t get a break with these SCs, another lost win
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Seems he just wore them out
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Ohhhhh - Bottas asking for different tyres to Hamilton. Has he finally got his fighting spirit?I think he really does deserve to be in the lead this race.All race starts were either as good or better than Hamilton.Hamilton simply benifitted from the slipstream at the restart.Credit tohamilton for g...
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Another day of easy DRS passes.

I’m not sure, I just think the Ferrari is so slow it’s looking easy.
by Johnson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

That restart mess was caused by somebody in the midfield leaving a huge space to the car in front and then accelerating into it suddenly which made the guys behind think it was time to go. Not sure who it was though?
by Johnson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

The last race with no Mercedes/Red Bull/Ferrari, Singapore 2008 I believe? The same thing, SC influencing the outcome.
by Johnson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

So hard to blame anyone for that, closing the pit lane on a SC - I can not remember it ever happening. It’s a once in a decade occurrence. Mercedes had about 10 seconds to react and gave the call to pit. There wasn’t time for a discussion, I can’t see how Hamilton can over rule his team even if he s...
by Johnson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

People saying Bottas is fighting Max for P2 in the WDC and Rosberg was doing much better. Do you forget who Hamilton won the WDC from in 2015? When he sealed the title, he sealed it because he was over 75 points ahead of Vettel in the WDC. Vettel was 2nd in the WDC in 2015 after 17 races. The Merced...
by Johnson
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 18280

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

It Bottas gets a go it’s mostly likely going to be going around the outside at the 2nd chicane. That’s where the lap 1 action usually happens and no way does Hamilton give up the inside into that chicane. It is a decent run to turn one though so anything can happen.
by Johnson
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 6044

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

It seems that Mercedes have agreed to no tows, the same in Spa. Sending the cars out early and allowing them both free air. Hamilton would have got within 5 seconds of Bottas today otherwise. He was 9-10 seconds back on both runs. It also means if the lead car brings out a temporary yellow, it shoul...
by Johnson
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The end of Party Mode
Replies: 35
Views: 3361

Re: The end of Party Mode

Renault look like the biggest relative winner? That could be circuit specific, but Honda seem to have fallen a bit?
by Johnson
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?
Replies: 373
Views: 36863

Re: Is Sebastian Vettel a Top-Ten All-Time Great?

2007-2013 - he did everything to be in contention to be a top 10. If he carried on at that curve he could have arguably gone top 3-5. 2014 - a bad year, beaten by a newcomer to his team. 2015 - an excellent recovery from 2014 and top 10 still possible 2016 - another poor year and having crushed Kimi...
by Johnson
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes without Hamilton, 2016 - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2167

Re: Mercedes without Hamilton, 2016 - 2019

Without Hamilton. Vettel would have won 7 of the first 8 races in 2017. He would have cruised to the title and not made a desperate move like Singapore 17. Easy title for Vettel. 2018 he would have walked, a lot of Vettels errors were directly from the huge pressure from Hamilton and they came once ...
by Johnson
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN
Replies: 63
Views: 5541

Re: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN

Prost was more consistent? Always baffles me that, so if you finish every race in P2 are you more consistent? I’ve heard people say Albon is consistent recently because he finishes P5-P6 every week - no he isn’t, he is just slow... I'm not arguing that Prost was as fast as Senna. But consistency an...
by Johnson
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN
Replies: 63
Views: 5541

Re: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN

Prost was more consistent? Always baffles me that, so if you finish every race in P2 are you more consistent? I’ve heard people say Albon is consistent recently because he finishes P5-P6 every week - no he isn’t, he is just slow. Senna should have won the title with 5 races to go in 1988. If he was ...
by Johnson
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN
Replies: 63
Views: 5541

Re: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN

Hamilton's record against Rosberg is indeed telling. As is the fact that in the 7 races that Brundle and Schumacher both finished as teammates Brundle was ahead in 3 of them . Not all on merit though. Silverstone MS had a crash with a backmarker (Brundle in fairness had a brilliant race, he was lea...
by Johnson
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault and Mclaren battles
Replies: 9
Views: 1065

Renault and Mclaren battles

I didn’t know which thread to put this in so started a new one. I feel that Norris vs Sainz and Ricciardo vs Ocon will have far reaching consequences for the future. It will be interesting to follow. What if Norris comfortable beats Sainz, what will Ferrari do? I have a feeling that Norris is going ...
by Johnson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 11842

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Saturday looks like a wash out, the hours before during and after qualifying have a 90-95% chance of rain at the moment and every hours of the day entire day time is in the 75-90% range so it seems very likely to be raining or at very least a wet track before Q.
by Johnson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's grid penalty.
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Re: Hamilton's grid penalty.

Ignoring other things, shouldn't Hamilton's in car footage have shown the flashing yellow on his steering wheel - if it was flashing then it doesn't matter whether there was a yellow flag on the side of the circuit. If the steering wheel wasn't flashing yellow, then there is another problem. ------...
by Johnson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the Ferrari engine the weakest on the grid right now?
Replies: 34
Views: 4252

Re: Is the Ferrari engine the weakest on the grid right now?

Yes that’s a very good point, they maybe threw all there power unit development into things that they can no longer use. So what they are left with is way behind even a Renault Power unit now. That really would be something if that is the case.
by Johnson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the Ferrari engine the weakest on the grid right now?
Replies: 34
Views: 4252

Re: Is the Ferrari engine the weakest on the grid right now?

The straight line figures compared to Austria last year are astonishing. A good video on it. Austria was a year ago too and not even the final spec of the 2019 engine.

Ferrari were almost certainly doing some trickery the last two years.

https://youtu.be/Gdoxyq-wx0g
by Johnson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austria '20 Hamilton/Albon
Replies: 128
Views: 6584

Re: Austria '20 Hamilton/Albon

Anyone else surprised Norris didn’t even get investigated for the Perez hit? He came from 3 car lengths behind. Similar to the Hamilton 15 Hungary in that he just smashed another car out the way.
by Johnson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's grid penalty.
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Re: Hamilton's grid penalty.

Interesting, seems like Mercedes should have known there rights there and the FIA there rulebook. First time in F1 history I can remember a penalty the day after qualifying let alone 41 minutes before the race. FIA are missing Charlie Whiting hugely.
by Johnson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austria '20 Hamilton/Albon
Replies: 128
Views: 6584

Re: Austria '20 Hamilton/Albon

A reasonable decision yes I agree, but also reasonable to be the other way too. Don’t you agree? It could go either way. As for the stewards having more information than us, they are on record saying they did not have access to Hamiltons on board during the hours after qualifying and made the decisi...
by Johnson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austria '20 Hamilton/Albon
Replies: 128
Views: 6584

Re: Austria '20 Hamilton/Albon

How is that total BS? The FIA literally said they did not have Hamiltons onboard from qualifying so that’s why he didn’t get a penalty. It was only once 360 footage emerged that he got a penalty. The stewards are dishing out or withholding penalties because they don’t have access to onboards? That ...
by Johnson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 11842

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Bottas will get pole unless Hamilton can sort out his S2, both Mercedes to start on the mediums. Well he has all the data in the world and a week and free practise to sort that. The interesting thing is, we didn’t see any strategy last race. All pit stops were decided by the SC so hopefully we get ...
by Johnson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austria '20 Hamilton/Albon
Replies: 128
Views: 6584

Re: Austria '20 Hamilton/Albon

https://www.racefans.net/2020/07/07/why-stewards-ruled-hamilton-albon-collision-wasnt-a-racing-incident/ The stewards verdict and reasoning for the penalty. Don't know how many will agree as they don't go into much detail. But I still think myself that people saying 5 seconds is incredibly harsh is...
by Johnson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: He's back.. BBC reporting Alonso has signed for Renault 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 3134

Re: He's back.. BBC reporting Alonso has signed for Renault

I don't believe Alonso is anything like as good as he once was. I personally thought his attitude and disrespect for McLaren honda was not awful. And in those years, we don't really have much evidence to suggest how good he was There wasn't a great difference between him and button (who was past hi...
by Johnson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 - 2019 just an illusion after all?
Replies: 51
Views: 4413

Re: 2017 - 2019 just an illusion after all?

So it’s either a close title fight or domination? Nothing exists between those two and if it’s won with more than 2 races to go it has it have been dominated? Even in 22 race seasons. 2017 and 2018 were very interesting for the fans. It was a title fight for the first 70-75% of the year unless you ...
by Johnson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's grid penalty.
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Re: Hamilton's grid penalty.

How can the FIA not have onboard footage of Hamiltons car from qualifying? How is that even possible in a professional sport. Can’t you choose on F1 TV to ride on board with any driver? Yet the people that run the sport don’t have a recording of that? How can there be not footage of Albons onboard f...
by Johnson
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austria '20 Hamilton/Albon
Replies: 128
Views: 6584

Re: Austria '20 Hamilton/Albon

Who was at fault for this incident between Hamilton and Ricciardo? o5L2dc6bBV0 The stewards deemed this Hamilton’s fault and gave him a drive through penalty. No one objected the decision, from what I remember. The only similarities Here are the cars involved. This incident is nothing like Austria,...