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by Lord Crc
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 4859

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

Siao7 wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:56 am
in fairness upset stomach is not one of the main Covid symptoms
Perhaps not main, but I just had to deliver something at the hospital in town and they asked about the symptoms you listed but also asked if I had had an upset stomach or stomach pains the past week.
by Lord Crc
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 4859

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

They cleared it before the safety car had come into effect anyway. Just like with Magnussen in Italy. At lap 46, they cut from the safety car to a picture of Norris' car hanging in the air. The marshal holding the car steady is exposed in the opening gap of the wall and with his back to the track. ...
by Lord Crc
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 4859

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

Norris' car was on a direct path from the short straight between turn 5 and 6. Someone having a catastrophic failure of breaks and steering, say front wing breaking off and getting trapped under the car could be very dangerous. However given the length of the straight a VSC should be sufficient I'd ...
by Lord Crc
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 4859

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I hate the news... had just finished sunday dinner and was eager to get home and watch the race, and someone turned on the TV in the livingroom and the news channel just as they announced the race winner. So much for that excitement...
by Lord Crc
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc
Replies: 112
Views: 3935

Re: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc

As Drew Carey would say: good for you.

Not sure what the point is in trying to compare these guys. Can't they just all be recognized as being great? I mean pitstops back in Fangio's days was almost a minute. Today missing your markers in the pit box can cost you the win!
by Lord Crc
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 90079

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

That Bottas can drive a race without messing up is clear. It's also clear he's got a fair bit of speed, he wouldn't be around in F1 for this long without it. But yeah, being parked by your teammate in quali and handed the win without having to fight for it, offensive nor defensive, is not the way to...
by Lord Crc
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stefano Domenicali replaces Chase Carey as F1 CEO
Replies: 33
Views: 1238

Re: Stefano Domenicali replaces Chase Carey as F1 CEO

j man wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:05 pm
Disappointed with this.
This was my immediate reaction as well. I'm sure they could have done a lot worse than Domenicali, but I also think it was good with some fresh perspective.
by Lord Crc
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stefano Domenicali replaces Chase Carey as F1 CEO
Replies: 33
Views: 1238

Re: Stefano Domenicali replaces Chase Carey as F1 CEO

Siao7 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:47 pm
It covers it here:

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/15234 ... hase-carey
Thanks, makes a bit more sense now.
by Lord Crc
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stefano Domenicali replaces Chase Carey as F1 CEO
Replies: 33
Views: 1238

Re: Stefano Domenicali replaces Chase Carey as F1 CEO

So is this Carey stepping down or did they really want to replace him, if so why I wonder.
by Lord Crc
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault re-branding to Alpine for next season!
Replies: 18
Views: 1635

Re: Renault re-branding to Alpine for next season!

Frenk Biber wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:23 am
Dacia Racing. Also: hire James May.
Brilliant :lol: :lol: :lol: Dacia Racing with James May as lead performance engineer.
by Lord Crc
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren could have blocked Sainz going to Ferrari
Replies: 19
Views: 1514

Re: McLaren could have blocked Sainz going to Ferrari

I think they did a good move, Ricciardo and Norris should be a mighty fine lineup. Lets hope they can keep improving the car.
by Lord Crc
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 90079

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

They also had a clearly dominant car in that 14-16 period. Since Bottas joined, that has not always been the case. That will skew results in Rosberg's favour. I do think Rosberg was probably better than Bottas is, but I'm not sure he is worth more than double the wins. True lots of factors at play,...
by Lord Crc
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 90079

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

The thing that gets me about Bottas is that he has 8 race wins since he joined Mercedes in 2017. Looked up Nico's stats[1], the last three he was there (2014 to 2016), and in that period he had 20 race wins. Then again clearly Hamilton has stepped up a level. One thing about Hamilton now is that he...
by Lord Crc
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Standing Re-starts
Replies: 25
Views: 1036

Re: Standing Re-starts

I think they're allowed to change tyres because often there can be debris on the track and a tyre can be damaged, at the restart with a damaged tyre someone might have a Stroll like crash, so it would be strange to stop a race for safety reasons but then allow a car on track in an unsafe condition....
by Lord Crc
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Standing Re-starts
Replies: 25
Views: 1036

Re: Standing Re-starts

Yes I don't understand the ability to change tires or parts during red flag. The race is stopped. If they want to change tires or parts, do it on the clock.
by Lord Crc
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Standing Re-starts
Replies: 25
Views: 1036

Re: Standing Re-starts

I find the standing start after a red flag unfair and 'just for the show'. Imagine if there was a red flag after 50 laps of a 60 lap race and driver A had dominated and had a 30 second lead and was then beating to turn one on the standing restart by driver B who has been off the pace. Doesn't seem ...
by Lord Crc
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 861
Views: 325260

Re: Female Racing Drivers

It's still a sizable advantage as you can put ballast where you want, get the car corner weighted and balanced, move ballast about to suit. On the other hand, F1 cars have heavy breaks , and rely on the g-forces making the leg heavy enough for the drivers to be able to apply full break pressure. Se...
by Lord Crc
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 90079

Re: Official Valtteri Bottas Thread

Only way I see Bottas winning the WDC is for Hamilton to have an exceptionally poor year w.r.t. external issues (mechanical issues, getting taken out by others etc). Bottas is within reach over a single lap, similar to Rossberg, but on a normal race day Hamilon is simply better.
by Lord Crc
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How F1 should ultimately be formatted [MERGED]
Replies: 105
Views: 3447

Re: How F1 should ultimately be formatted

Reverse grids is not for me. Instead fix the aero properly so cars can follow and overtake. If the cars have to be slowed down slightly that's worth it.
by Lord Crc
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2020 calendar
Replies: 149
Views: 12714

Re: New 2020 calendar

Maybe they could use something similar to the VSC system, forcing drivers to complete segments of the track below some set max time. This to avoid them all bunching up at the very end.
by Lord Crc
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 3719

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

For me it's more like a "yes, yes". It is clear that they did not observe the quite visible signs. However as you say, that also clearly means the current signs are not enough. So yeah, the penalties were just, if harsh, but they also need to improve the signalling of a closed pit lane. For somethin...
by Lord Crc
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 3719

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

No driver is ever looking to the outside of any corner. In fact, it would be dangerous for them to be looking to the outside of a corner as they wouldnt be looking where they were going. Their eyes are on the apex. This is what Hamilton saw: https://imgur.com/a/pDfqBGF You're saying the best driver...
by Lord Crc
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 3719

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

At least the last light passed their view from right to left as they came around the corner. These are supposed to be the best of the best, they should be able to see and react to a flashing light in their FOV. Harsh but fair, due to safety.
by Lord Crc
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Max Verstappen thread
Replies: 163
Views: 36628

Re: Official Max Verstappen thread

In the words of Albon in the Belgian pre-show Alex Albon: I'd say throughout my whole racing career I would run more front then anyone I ever was a teammate against. That includes someone like Charles in GP3, that includes even karting... until I came here (laughs) Karun: He's a bit of a freak isn't...
by Lord Crc
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The end of Party Mode
Replies: 35
Views: 3451

Re: The end of Party Mode

So five laps of quali mode not being done gives us 25 laps of more performance in the race, and that is something we believe will give us more performance. As I understand the change they can't change modes during the race (either), so those 25 laps of "more performance" means without driver manage...
by Lord Crc
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The official NICO HULKENBERG Thread
Replies: 159
Views: 71288

Re: The official NICO HULKENBERG Thread

What happened with the tires at the end? Just couldn't get the right temps? He lost so much time on them. Otherwise, yeah, given the circumstances I think he did quite alright.
by Lord Crc
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lights and jump starts
Replies: 27
Views: 1870

Re: Lights and jump starts

No idea what the rules actually say, but in my mind it should be simple: after the first light comes on, any movement before the lights (start to) go out should be considered a jump start. If the transponder has inaccuracies, a camera based system should be fairly trivial to whip up in these AI/ML d...
by Lord Crc
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Regs
Replies: 129
Views: 28584

Re: 2021 Regs

Sorry if this has already been covered but are they planning to remove DRS for 2021? During the interview with Ross Brawn by Martin Brundle over at Sky F1, this question was asked. Paraphrasing, his reply was that they're not removing it yet but their goal with the regulation changes is to reduce t...
by Lord Crc
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 54885

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

Randine wrote:Albon driving to around 6th each race (4th his best) is what most drivers on the grid could achieve in that car.
FWIW since joining Red Bull his average finishing position is 5.1. Personally I'd call that "around 5th".
by Lord Crc
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 54885

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

There is a huge difference between the 19 races completed by Albon and the 23 completed by Leclerc. Leclerc spent a full season in 1 team and then moved straight to Ferrari where he would have spent the entire winter and pre-season in the Ferrari environment and simulator which would have helped hi...
by Lord Crc
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 38715

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

It's kind of interesting the way it refers to Vettel's blistering starts but this time he was caught out by the unusually late delay on the lights going out as if Vettel has been anticipating the starts, then if you ally that to how far his car was able to roll without triggering the sensor it begs...
by Lord Crc
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 38715

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

One thing I noticed that really annoyed me this weekend was the focus on the top guys doing nothing while ignoring genuine action lower down the field. Di Resta pointed out that 4-5 cars were all within a few tenths of eachother and we were watching Vettel drive around all on his own. Cutting away ...
by Lord Crc
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gunther Steiner in hot Water?
Replies: 84
Views: 13136

Re: Gunther Steiner in hot Water?

Where's the fun in sports if things can't get a little heated. Gunther should have said the decision was stupid tho, and as such an apology would be in order. But not much more than that IMO.
by Lord Crc
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 54885

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

If Albon is wasting a seat, then surely so are the other 15 or so drivers... Yeah, and your point being? Well do know of 15 other drivers that you feel confident would do a better job than the current crop? Because barring a few pay drivers, I find it weird that the teams wouldn't pick up some of t...
by Lord Crc
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 54885

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

F1 Racer wrote:I would say Albon has a 0% chance of being a WDC, and perhaps a 20% chance of being a runner up in the WDC. He's wasting a seat it feels to me at the moment.
If Albon is wasting a seat, then surely so are the other 15 or so drivers...
by Lord Crc
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible Qualifying farce solution.
Replies: 58
Views: 6974

Re: Possible Qualifying farce solution.

No changes needed IMHO. This wasn't much different from a car going off track and generating a yellow or red flag, which is part of the challenge with qualifying, ie getting a good lap in. Cars blocking should get penalized for that of course.
by Lord Crc
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time great?
Replies: 706
Views: 92853

Re: What does Hamilton have to do to become an all time grea

As far as I'm concerned, to be considered an all time great he at least needs to put out an album that wins a Grammy album of the year award, and to win a season of Ex on the Beach. Anything less and he'll just be a very successful Formula 1 driver.
by Lord Crc
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Regs
Replies: 129
Views: 28584

Re: 2021 Regs

Only reliable approach is to focus on standardizing non-critical components I think, and let the teams focus on the areas where they can find performance.
by Lord Crc
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Regs
Replies: 129
Views: 28584

Re: 2021 Regs

tim3003 wrote:I thought one idea of the rule changes was to get rid of all the fiddly little aero-aids..
As I understand it, the primary goal is to make it easier to follow a car. A simpler front wing is a means to an end in this regard which just happens to have an aesthetic side effect some people are keen on.
by Lord Crc
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 54885

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

Jezza13 wrote:Hence my retraction of that statement 3 posts later.
Wups, missed it. I agree tho it looks stupid, but yeah, alternative is worse.