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by Grizzly B
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if Hamilton stayed with Mclaren?
Replies: 27
Views: 9304

Re: What if Hamilton stayed with Mclaren?

I think personally if Hamilton doesn't sign for Mercedes in 2013 that Mercedes would have put the same agreement in place with Vettel that Ferrari eventually did and signs someone like Hulkenberg as a stop gap. Rosberg wins the title in 2014 and Vettel is still beaten by Ricciardo and activates the ...
by Grizzly B
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 340500

Re: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - Russell joins Williams)

If Mercedes regarded Perez better than Bottas I think Ocon would already be in the Mercedes at the very least for next year, given how strong Ocon has shown himself against Perez over the last two seasons. If Ocon has opted against a Multi-Year deal with Williams in the hopes of getting in the Merce...
by Grizzly B
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 340500

Re: Silly Season 2019

Now all we need to do is resolve the Stroll/Perez/Ocon situation and the grid should be pretty much complete.
by Grizzly B
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 340500

Re: Silly Season 2019

Could it be that Vergne has convinced himself never to drive for Red Bull again, and thus turned down a Red Bull/STR seat? It would explain why he dared to announced such a thing. That would also suggest that Red Bull would prefer a more experienced driver than Gasly to join Verstappen. I would hav...
by Grizzly B
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 340500

Re: Silly Season 2019

Red Bull have just confirmed he's leaving! Now I can't help but wonder if the Ocon/Renault stuff was to throw everyone off the Ricciardo situation, or a way to pressure Ricciardo into making his decision sooner rather than later? Or maybe Ocon is going there too? IIRC Hulk's 3rd year is an option?
by Grizzly B
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 340500

Re: Silly Season 2019

Horner says that Verstappen had no get out clauses on his original Red Bull contract, he talks of the contract being absolute. http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/11011665/formula-1-who-is-under-contract-and-until-when That news story was before he signed his new deal in October. http://www.skys...
by Grizzly B
Tue May 01, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon
Replies: 66
Views: 17485

Re: Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon

Ocon is 21 and in his 2nd full F1 season, Perez is 28 and in his 8th full season and Ocon is a match for him. If you assume that Ocon can improve to the degree that most top level drivers do at Perez's age he will be quite a bit better. This is the reason Mercedes seem to rate him so highly.
by Grizzly B
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 340500

Re: Silly Season 2019

Ricciardo is only going to have the option of Mercedes if Bottas has a poor season and Ocon does not develop the way Mercedes want, if not he will have a choice of staying where he is, potentially Renault and maybe McLaren if Alonso decides to go somewhere else.
by Grizzly B
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's penalty - fair?
Replies: 131
Views: 24261

Re: Vettel's penalty - fair?

I could be wrong, but isn't a 10 second stop-go the most severe penalty that can be given out behind only disqualification? To be fair I think the only reason some people think the penalty wasn't harsh enough is due to the fact that Vettel finished ahead of Hamilton in the end, if Hamilton hadn't ha...
by Grizzly B
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 371618

Re: Silly season 2018

There is an article from lastyear ref: Ricciardo's contract. http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10315612/f1-news-daniel-ricciardo-extends-red-bull-contract-until-2018 Basically he signed a 5 year contract in 2014. So yes unlikely he has any performance based clauses within it, although the team ...
by Grizzly B
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitive
Replies: 303
Views: 80160

Re: 90 days for Honda to show McLaren they can be competitiv

It's interesting because the general feeling seems to be that Honda will get it right sooner or later, but what if they don't? I mean they have had 3 years and haven't been able to build an engine that is either reliable or fast.
by Grizzly B
Fri May 26, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Criticism of Lance Stroll
Replies: 423
Views: 181971

Re: Criticism of Lance Stroll

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/11/03/williams-new-signing-stroll-splits-opinion/ The above seems a very balanced view of Stroll and his junior career and there are some mentions of his father putting additional money into the F3 Car etc... but nothing concrete. We can only really judge him on fact...
by Grizzly B
Tue May 02, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams in 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 25081

Re: Williams in 2018

2018 could be interesting, if Massa only comes back for one year, Kimi decides to retire, Alonso retires/moves to Renault and Bottas doesn't get another year at Mercedes there could be a seat at Williams, Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren and even a seat at Renault if Alonso leaves the sport entirely.
by Grizzly B
Mon May 01, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Russian Grand Prix Race thread
Replies: 338
Views: 48549

Re: 2017 Russian Grand Prix Race thread

The BBC are reporting not a single overtake after the start in Russia. I am not sure if it was due to them not being able to or it was a track with such little tyre degradation that the cars basically qualified in speed order and the difference between a car being quick on one lap and a race was no...
by Grizzly B
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fernando Alonso rumour
Replies: 408
Views: 88365

Re: Fernando Alonso rumour

Jenson Button to race at Monaco then?
by Grizzly B
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 161650

Re: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread

Stroll has parked it in the gravel today, not good news for the rookie so far. That was yesterday actually. It was not a big off, and he was really unlucky that just an off (hitting nothing) resulted in damage to the front wing. If you look at Bottas' little adventure of yesterday, that could have ...
by Grizzly B
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 161650

Re: 2017 Pre-Season Testing Thread

From Autosport: Latest from Honda on today's problems: "We lost power to the power unit. At the moment we don't know what has caused the issue. We are currently changing the power unit in order to investigate fully and identify the cause. We will update you when we have further information.&qu...
by Grizzly B
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!
Replies: 197
Views: 38586

Re: McLaren MCL32 Unveiled!

Really like it. Car looks really interesting in terms of Aero too.
by Grizzly B
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 News, F1 Car Launch Dates, Helmet & Livery Thread!
Replies: 304
Views: 57360

Re: 2017 F1 Car Launch Dates, Helmet & Livery Thread!

Perez and Ocon Helmets https://cdn-4.motorsport.com/images/mgl/0kPQdMV2/s8/f1-sahara-force-india-f1-vjm10-launch-2017-the-helmet-of-sergio-perez-sahara-force-india-f.jpg Source - http://www.motorsport.com https://cdn-8.motorsport.com/images/mgl/YpvedwW0/s8/f1-sahara-force-india-f1-vjm10-launch-2017-...
by Grizzly B
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 News, F1 Car Launch Dates, Helmet & Livery Thread!
Replies: 304
Views: 57360

Re: 2017 F1 Car Launch Dates, Helmet & Livery Thread!

The nose is just awful... I really thought that loophole had been closed!
by Grizzly B
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 News, F1 Car Launch Dates, Helmet & Livery Thread!
Replies: 304
Views: 57360

Re: 2017 F1 Car Launch Dates, Helmet & Livery Thread!

owenmahamilton wrote:Cyril said that this is not the car that will be in Barcelona so what was the point in showing this car.


Livery launch?
by Grizzly B
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis doesn't want to share data with Bottas
Replies: 274
Views: 44273

Re: Lewis doesn't want to share data with Bottas

I understand what Lewis is getting at, he want's each driver to win or lose on their own merit and through their own skill. However being a team sport it is inevitable that for the good of the team they should put both drivers data together to get the best set-up for the car and thus maximise the re...
by Grizzly B
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 News, F1 Car Launch Dates, Helmet & Livery Thread!
Replies: 304
Views: 57360

Re: 2017 F1 Car Launch Dates, Helmet & Livery Thread!

This is probably intentional, but to me it doesn't look all that different from the 2016 car... I am guessing come testing it will look quite different?
by Grizzly B
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Teammate Duels 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3729

Re: Teammate Duels 2017

Mercedes - Hamilton - I think Bottas will surprise everyone but Hamilton will ultimately come out on top. Red Bull - Ricciardo - This will be very close, but I think Ricciardo's consistency will give him the edge. Ferrari - Vettel - Again this one will be very close, the new cars will suit Kimi I th...
by Grizzly B
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas officially signed with Mercedes AMG Petronas
Replies: 70
Views: 14151

Re: Bottas officially signed with Mercedes AMG Petronas

I fear a little for Bottas. They are not announcing the length of the deal which suggests it's a 1 + 1 deal, which means he basically has until mid-season to prove he deserves to be there next year as the likes of Vettel and Alonso wont want to wait until the end of the season before making a decisi...
by Grizzly B
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren car names
Replies: 47
Views: 9869

Re: McLaren car names

https://twitter.com/McLarenF1/status/820965668174655488/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw They've announced the launch date. Interestingly, it's worded as "McLaren-Honda car launch", rather than MP4-32 or anything different at this point. So I suppose we still don't know. Any livery clues from ...
by Grizzly B
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How do McLaren return to the forefront
Replies: 192
Views: 37662

Re: How do McLaren return to the forefront

Something I read in James Allen's McLaren review that I wasn't aware of is that they now have a smaller budget than Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. Zak Brown needs to get them some sponsors.
by Grizzly B
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Mercedes!
Replies: 986
Views: 123018

Re: Potential disciplinary action against Hamilton by Merced

That won't be much of an obstacle if Mercedes want Vetted and Hamilton wants Ferrari. I have no idea why Mercedes would want to replace Hamilton with Vettel. I can understand them wanting Vettel alongside him, but I don't think anyone would say that Vettel is an upgrade on Hamilton. Regardless if W...
by Grizzly B
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 News, F1 Car Launch Dates, Helmet & Livery Thread!
Replies: 304
Views: 57360

Re: 2017 F1 Car Launches!

Looks like the launches will be later this year, probably to keep the cars under wraps that little bit longer.
by Grizzly B
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151758

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

Sounds increasingly like Bottas could happen: m I can see Massa either un-retiring if the main reason for his retirement was being pushed to make room for Stroll (as opposed to a purely personal desire to call it a day), or maybe Button if McLaren/his contract with let him drive for someone else. I...
by Grizzly B
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151758

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

Massa tweeted that he was going on holiday and implied that he had some thinking to do, a little cryptic but it might explain why Mercedes have delayed the announcement until the New Year. It appears that Williams are prepared to release Bottas if they can convince Massa to come back.
by Grizzly B
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 151758

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

I haven't read it much anywhere. I have heard it mentioned that Button wouldn't be signed as Mercedes wouldn't want two Brits. Would they want two mixed raced drivers? Hamilton - half white English / half black English (Grenadian roots) Wehrlein - half white German / half Mauritian Is that good for...