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by bonecrasher
Fri May 14, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which team has the best driver pairing?
Replies: 128
Views: 6407

Re: Which team has the best driver pairing?

Perez has been utterly unimpressive. Totally underwhelming! I am not willing to give him anymore time to prove himself since he has over 10 years experience and the benefit of simulators. Bottas on the other hand is making his contribution to the Constructors Championship. Bottas won his 4th race fo...
by bonecrasher
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton ruining Max’s legacy?
Replies: 211
Views: 12590

Re: Is Hamilton ruining Max’s legacy?

The fact that there is even a thread like this comparing a 7 time world champion against a ‘mere’ 9 times grands prix winner is quite telling. By the time this battle materialises people will be expecting Verstappen to beat Hamilton with all this hype going on. What do you suppose the reaction will ...
by bonecrasher
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4788
Views: 1070854

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Hockenheim 2008 was also a standout. Although he started from pole there was a safety car deployed eroding all of Hamilton’s advantage he had built up but to compound it all McLaren pitwall had the bright idea not to pit him whilst all the other leaders pitted. Hamilton had to put in qualifying laps...
by bonecrasher
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 819
Views: 249586

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

91 wins for Hamilton matching Schumacher, and he is all but guaranteed to match Schumacher’s 7 title haul at the end of this season too unless Covid screws him. What a journey it’s been for Lewis.
by bonecrasher
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN
Replies: 63
Views: 7586

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

Some of us here had a discussion after Hamilton won his 6th WDC that even if we argue he is half a step below Schumacher or Senna — not that I think that BTW — that the way he has comported himself as a champion might be enough to give him the nod. To me, these guys competed in different eras and I...
by bonecrasher
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker Puts Neck out there: HAM v SCH v SEN
Replies: 63
Views: 7586

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

No doubt, Hamilton has captivated the motorsport world since his debut. He is fascinating even to those that don’t rate him. Friend and foe alike cannot help but talk about him on and off track. That is greatness. And that will be so for a long long time to come.
by bonecrasher
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 819
Views: 249586

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

People please, let the naysayers have their therapeutic revisionist vents. Hamilton does not need defending, his record speaks for itself. Every credible critic in the sport is already talking about him being in the top 5 best drivers of all time and to me that’s success enough. From there it’s just...
by bonecrasher
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 107012

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

I do think Verstappen has been the driver of the season so far. It's true he lacks a proven benchmark which makes his performance hard to judge. Hamilton does though and has been regularly out qualified by someone who not many would argue is a tier 1 driver. So on that basis I give Verstappen the b...
by bonecrasher
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 107012

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

I do think Verstappen has been the driver of the season so far. It's true he lacks a proven benchmark which makes his performance hard to judge. Hamilton does though and has been regularly out qualified by someone who not many would argue is a tier 1 driver. So on that basis I give Verstappen the b...
by bonecrasher
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Sebastian Vettel thread
Replies: 975
Views: 297369

Re: Official Sebastian Vettel thread

After three races, Kimi Raikkonen is the only driver outside the top five to have scored points in every race. I must point out, when Vettel beat Raikkonen at Ferrari (sometimes by huge margins), the excuse was always that Kimi is a fraud or past it. Now that Kimi is in the midfield, he looks just ...
by bonecrasher
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4788
Views: 1070854

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Apparently Jackie Stewart still hasn’t got a very high opinion of Lewis Hamilton’s achievements and puts it down to him being a ‘lucky boy’. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-autosport/1113427/Lewis-Hamilton-Jackie-Stewart-F1-news-Chinese-Grand-Prix-Mercedes/amp “What Lewis h...
by bonecrasher
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 61627

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Yawn. So glad I record this so I can watch the race on fast forward and not feel like I've wasted my time. Even watching it on fast forward will be wasting some of your time though. True. Only 10 minutes though. Hopefully Liberty Media's proposed changes for 2021 will sort the sport out in this are...
by bonecrasher
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Split from Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 52
Views: 8687

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

Zoue Hamilton was better than Vettel last year. There, is that unambiguous enough for you? Back to last weekend: do you think Hamilton was fortunate that Leclerc had an engine issue? A simple yes or no will do[/quote] Hamilton put himself in the position to win that race due to his race craft and sp...
by bonecrasher
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible race wins for Leclerc / Norris?
Replies: 55
Views: 13959

Re: Possible race wins for Leclerc / Norris?

We also have to remember Lando is sitting next to Sainz, not Alonso so he's going to look a bit better because there isn't someone putting 6/7 cars between them. Sainz looked quicker in Oz but got borked in quali and DNF'd the race. If Alonso qualified 7th and finishes 6th/7th then Norris looks wor...
by bonecrasher
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible race wins for Leclerc / Norris?
Replies: 55
Views: 13959

Re: Possible race wins for Leclerc / Norris?

I would lay a bet on Leclerc winning a race this year, as for Norris he may never win a race? He may never, but you could say the same of any rookie coming into F1 in a non-race winning car (which is almost every rookie). Any speculation on Norris' career before he's driven in a single GP is pretty...
by bonecrasher
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 86608

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

I for one do not think Hamilton would have failed to pass Petrov for something as hugely significant as the world championship. It’s moments like those that ultimately define how high up the crest a driver can go. Hamilton managed it in 2008. Button managed it in 2009. Vettel managed it in 2012. Ro...
by bonecrasher
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible race wins for Leclerc / Norris?
Replies: 55
Views: 13959

Re: Possible race wins for Leclerc / Norris?

I would lay a bet on Leclerc winning a race this year, as for Norris he may never win a race? He may never, but you could say the same of any rookie coming into F1 in a non-race winning car (which is almost every rookie). Any speculation on Norris' career before he's driven in a single GP is pretty...
by bonecrasher
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible race wins for Leclerc / Norris?
Replies: 55
Views: 13959

Re: Possible race wins for Leclerc / Norris?

Desert Storm wrote:What about Gasly? He's more likely to win a race than Norris.
Gasly is looking decidedly mediocre at the moment. But it’s still early only 2 races, we will see.
by bonecrasher
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible race wins for Leclerc / Norris?
Replies: 55
Views: 13959

Re: Possible race wins for Leclerc / Norris?

I do not think either of them will win a race this year. Norris will not even get any podium anytime soon. Their team mates will comfortably beat them I have to say after the Bahrain GP Leclerc is looking very much the part of not just a race winner but a title contender as well. To me he looked li...
by bonecrasher
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 86608

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

I for one do not think Hamilton would have failed to pass Petrov for something as hugely significant as the world championship. It’s moments like those that ultimately define how high up the crest a driver can go. Hamilton managed it in 2008. Button managed it in 2009. Vettel managed it in 2012. Ros...
by bonecrasher
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 86608

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

All you can do is be the best of your era, and in F1 that's really difficult to decide because of the importance of the team and the machinery. I'm sure many here still have Alonso as better than both Hamilton and Vettel. yep, I'd be one of them And I think that's a perfectly reasonable view too, d...
by bonecrasher
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4788
Views: 1070854

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

China with that looooong straight? I don’t think so. Unless it’s another ‘lucky’ win. Ferrari just have got too much grunt for Merc it seems. Their best hope is that they find something for their spec 2 engine to bridge the gap and that is not remotely easy without sacrificing reliability. Their bes...
by bonecrasher
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4788
Views: 1070854

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

I really do wonder how long he will continue to dominate. We all know that in F1, no matter how good a driver is, he must have a competitive car to win titles. With Mercedes, it's kind of hard to imagine them not producing a competitive car. They won't always be the best but the way the team functi...
by bonecrasher
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official Podcast and YouTube Channel Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 34256

Re: Official Podcast and YouTube Channel Thread

Ive been listening to missed apex podcast this year and it’s pretty good. The do a review of every race https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh0DXE ... _polymer=1
by bonecrasher
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel shooting himself in the foot
Replies: 27
Views: 9772

Re: Vettel shooting himself in the foot

I count eight races where Mercedes had better race pace: Australia, Spain, France, Austria, Silverstone, Singapore, Russia, Japan. In Silverstone, Ferrari may have been faster in qualy, but Mercedes clearly had better tyre management. In Austria Ferrari were faster than Mercedes. Had Vettel not had...
by bonecrasher
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel shooting himself in the foot
Replies: 27
Views: 9772

Re: Vettel shooting himself in the foot

In the immediate aftermath people can defend Vettel and make excuses all they want but I suspect Father Time will not be so kind to him and Ferrari as a whole the way they managed to botch this campaign. Fact is the car was there for them for the majority of the season. Races they clearly had an adv...
by bonecrasher
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What if Hamilton stayed with Mclaren?
Replies: 27
Views: 10186

Re: What if Hamilton stayed with Mclaren?

There is no timeline at all that would have made Hamilton stay with McLaren. I’m positive he would have left for any team like Lotus or Williams if Mercedes hadn’t come calling just to get away from Whitmarsh and Button. I mean at Spa 2012 Hamilton was very much in the title fight against Alonso and...
by bonecrasher
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which drivers *would* have won the WDC in a Ferrari in '18
Replies: 59
Views: 16886

Re: Which drivers *would* have won the WDC in a Ferrari in '

I think Alonso and Rosberg are good enough to have been able to take it to the last race.
by bonecrasher
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4788
Views: 1070854

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Let's add Singapore quali to that list - his best lap ever? Almost certainly. Ferrari were nailed on favourites for qualifying and the race. On an added note, how do you guy's rank Hamilton's titles? Mine is: 2018, 2017, 2014, 2015, 2008 It's strange that 2008 sticks out like a sore thumb. 2008 is ...
by bonecrasher
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 87154

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

I agree. It starts to look a lot like 2017. Ferrari and especially Vettel are in the process of throwing away yet another title. This time last year the points gap was "only" 34 when it is now 50, even when Ferrari have had a relatively faster and more reliable car this year than they had last year...
by bonecrasher
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4788
Views: 1070854

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

A well deserved title yet for Hamilton, although the celebrations on the radio immediately after taking the checkered flag were a little muted. I would have thought the euphoria to be palpable. Anyway what a season especially since the British GP he went on an astonishingly good run, up until the Me...
by bonecrasher
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 35604

Re: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton would do well to be cautious into turn 1. Vettel has to be the last of the late breakers because he has to win. Verstappen doesn't like sharing the track and Ricciardo has P1. Best case scenario he inherits the lead and a Mercedes 1-2 (which he can give to Bottas for giving him the win in ...
by bonecrasher
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 139
Views: 31135

Re: 2018 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Just watching the side by side onboard of the lap, Verstappen seems to be able to get Ricciardo in the heavy braking corners, with the exception of turn 5, while Ricciardo bests Verstappen in the medium to high speed corners. Verstappen was over 2/10ths up after turn 3. Ricciardo made up that time ...
by bonecrasher
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 819
Views: 249586

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

Retirement age 39, I'm not sure Hamilton will be around that long, Schumacher retired when he was 37, that would have been a more interesting comparitor given it's Schumaher's record that's being chased? as you wish... 1. Hamilton = 92 2. Schumacher = 91 3. Vettel = 80 4. Prost = 51 5. Senna = 41 6...
by bonecrasher
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4788
Views: 1070854

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Hamilton is so G. O. A. T! despite the team orders thing he's been driving excellently. Can't believe him and merc turned the tables around so well while ferrari had the advantage. It’s really strange how Ferrari as a whole have fallen apart, but especially Vettel. Now 2014 doesn’t look like an ano...
by bonecrasher
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the multi WDC F1 Champions
Replies: 155
Views: 38750

Re: Rate the multi WDC F1 Champions

1: Michael Schumacher 2: Alain Prost Aryton Senna Sebastian Vettel 3: Niki Lauda Lewis Hamilton Nelson Piquet 4: Mika Häkkinen Fernando Alonso Emeritus: Jim Clark Juan Manuel Fangio Alberto Ascari Graham Hill Emerson Fittipaldi Jack Brabham Jackie Stewart Could I ask what your criteria are? You hav...
by bonecrasher
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4788
Views: 1070854

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

So Hamilton benefited from team orders so what? All this hu ha over nothing. What has gone under the radar is a subtle change in approach from Hamilton and Mercedes. They are suddenly confronted by this huge almost surreal opportunity to go for the biggest records in F1 and they have decided to go a...
by bonecrasher
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 29301

Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

Word is FIA have fitted a second sensor on the battery which has led to power drop although they deny it obviously https://formulaspy.com/formula-1/ferrar ... nsor-56810
by bonecrasher
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the multi WDC F1 Champions
Replies: 155
Views: 38750

Re: Rate the multi WDC F1 Champions

It’s only my opinion, but I am very confident that if you put a peak Prost and a peak Hamilton in the same car Hamilton would beat Prost by a wide margin. I see a few people rank Prost ahead of Hamilton which is completely justified but besides consistency, big picture mentality and politicking Pros...