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by Lord Crc
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?
Replies: 58
Views: 1809

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I don't think this is what F1 needs. But on the other hand, if they're going to introduce it, I'm really for doing it this way with only 3 weekends the first year.

Limits the potential damage, while it should provide enough data to make an informed decision.
by Lord Crc
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Perez perform against Max?
Replies: 58
Views: 4435

Re: How will Perez perform against Max?

Horner said Albons main struggle was with the car being so pointy, something Max handles well. I haven't been paying that much attention to Perez, can he handle a pointy car well?
by Lord Crc
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 6089

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Thread

He also blabbered on about the time taken to reacclinatise to driving the car. Its been two weeks, like the standard gap in a normal season.... When they have their 2 week gap between races, the drivers more or less sit in the simulator all day err day. I'm pretty sure Hamilton hasn't done that whi...
by Lord Crc
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!
Replies: 19
Views: 1497

Re: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!

While I agree that the helmets are one of the few personality traits the drivers can show, I get so confused by them. When I look at a driver, I almost always have to look up to check the yellow "second car" marker to figure out who I'm looking at. I've been thinking maybe the drivers could get some...
by Lord Crc
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3333

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

Is there really any point in deleting lap times for track limits in free practice? I can see two uses, for drivers to practice track limits and for the stewards to practice enforcing track limits. There's also the case for adjusting track limits, but I'm with Brundle on this one, drivers wouldn't c...
by Lord Crc
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Max Verstappen thread
Replies: 230
Views: 44015

Re: Official Max Verstappen thread

He was at fault, but I'd forgive him for not recalling the gravel trap when making that split second decision to drive around. Perhaps it would have been different if the gravel was light grey rather than almost black.
by Lord Crc
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11150

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

Russell to out-qualify Bottas by a full second and lap him. Everyone realises that it’s been the car all along and that Hamilton is no better than Shinji Nakano. The truth dawns on Toto and he realises he can save money next year by not offering Lewis a new deal and hires Hulk instead, who goes on ...
by Lord Crc
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 5583

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Doesn't look to different from the Scalextric tracks I made as a kid.

It's 2020, I'm taking a weird and/or boring race over no race.
by Lord Crc
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11150

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

Bottas is not a slouch most of the time, so it seems logical that he'd be ahead in both. But yeah I'll be looking forward to see how the weekend unfolds.

If Russel clearly beats him on merit in either quali or the race, then that must surely destroy Bottas.
by Lord Crc
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Turkish Grand Prix
Replies: 35
Views: 1961

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Turkish Grand Prix

Upon reflection I wanted to give a shout-out to Vettel. Not only did he have a very solid drive, I think he showed great sportmanship from the helmet design to his celebration of Hamilton while he was still in the car. Of course easier when he's had a positive day himself but yeah, thought it was ve...
by Lord Crc
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Turkish Grand Prix
Replies: 35
Views: 1961

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Turkish Grand Prix

I'm not a "Hamilton fan" by any stretch, but anyone who thinks he's winning just cause he got the best car can now simply watch this race and shut the hell up. Similarly I'm not a "Perez fan" either, but the guy can drive and I'm certain several teams would be much better off with him in their car t...
by Lord Crc
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 7189

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: 7189

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: 7189

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: 7189

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: 116
Views: 6790

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: 374
Views: 98312

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: 1723

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: 1723

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: 1723

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: 1963

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: 1852

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: 374
Views: 98312

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: 374
Views: 98312

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: 1515

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: 1515

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: 1515

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: 1120
Views: 354024

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: 374
Views: 98312

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: 4977

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: 14940

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: 4990

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: 4990

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: 4990

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: 230
Views: 44015

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: 3902

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: 73998

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: 2327

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: 30516

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: 60109

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".