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by babararacucudada
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mercedes unbeatable?
Replies: 104
Views: 10575

Re: Is Mercedes unbeatable?

Wolff deciding to keep the same driver pairing for 2021 would suggest that he is confident Mercedes will maintain enough of an advantage with the car to win the 2 Championships easily again in 2021.
by babararacucudada
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict the next World Champion
Replies: 36
Views: 2065

Re: Predict the next World Champion

In 2021, Bottas is the most likely, as he beat Verstappen in 2020 in similar cars to the 2021 cars.
With Wolff confirming Bottas, that suggests that they expect to sign Hamilton. So Bottas would need some misfortune to befall Hamilton if Bottas is to become World Champion.
by babararacucudada
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 12653

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

Some of the Bottas slating is going too far. Yes, today looks a bit embarrassing. At worst he's a top 10 F1 driver. We also can't have it both ways. Russell and Can't be brilliant and Bottas be a total scrub. The fact that Bottas is a good F1 driver is what makes Russell's performance so exciting. ...
by babararacucudada
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11012

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

Well done on the forecasts - the top 2 forecasts were correct. So Russel was comfortably leading the race until the first pit stop and didn't lose any positions by his fault. The next question is how well will Russell do when he is more comfortable (size-wise) in the car and has time to find out how...
by babararacucudada
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BRREAKING NEWS. LEWIS HAMILTON OUT OF THE SAKHIR GP THIS WEEKEND.
Replies: 104
Views: 5135

Re: BRREAKING NEWS. LEWIS HAMILTON OUT OF THE SAKHIR GP THIS WEEKEND.

When Salo was brought in to replace Schumacher and was winning the race, he was told to give the victory to Irvine. Mercedes have nothing to gain by putting a driver in the car who can clearly beat Bottas, so it's unlikely that will happen. I'd like to see them put the best driver they can get into ...
by babararacucudada
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1006718

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

A good interview of Lewis Hamilton. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOHIPmon91o He's always been a top driver on the track. I'm impressed that he seems to have improved himself off the track - attitude to life and having more purpose - plus he speaks well and doesn't seem to be trying to be someone ...
by babararacucudada
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 98143

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

Unfortunately Verstappen and Hamilton are not driving the same car on equal terms. That is one of the many things that is wrong with F1. It was better in the old days, when the drivers did not have lots of aids and their performance was more dependent on themselves. Normally aspirated engines, suspe...
by babararacucudada
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc penalised 15 seconds after Japan race
Replies: 82
Views: 12911

Re: Leclerc penalised 15 seconds after Japan race

While I agree with the penalties for Leclerc today, it was hilarious how Verstappen whined for giving him one. I mean, Verstappen who always advocates hard racing when he is on the giving side - but he instantly starts to whine when he is on the receiving end .... Verstappen is the main reason that...
by babararacucudada
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Radical idea- enforce track limits on all tracks
Replies: 40
Views: 7131

Re: Radical idea- enforce track limits on all tracks

Crazy idea. Maybe the stewards could enforce track limits on the full length of each track, in all sessions- with discretion used where extraordinary circumstances are present. I otherwise don’t know why they both marking track boundaries and referencing them in documentation. There are 2 different...
by babararacucudada
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 31478

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

A question about Leclerc to anyone & everyone! Aren't we seeing a more feisty Leclerc now? I've noticed this change in him after the Austria incident with Verstappen. He had then vowed to change his driving approach in races & not be timid. Almost all the drivers will follow what the rules are perc...
by babararacucudada
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible Qualifying farce solution.
Replies: 58
Views: 7722

Re: Possible Qualifying farce solution.

I think there should be a maximum lap time allowed- both for outlaps and another for cooldown laps. Maybe a 120% of a time derived from P1-P3 stats. That seems sensible. It would need to be introduced before a season started, as it may affect the way Pirelli would design their softest tyre. Apart f...
by babararacucudada
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 14702

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

May be a silly/unworkable idea what about a screen at the top of Raidillon for the drivers which shows real time footage of the top of the hill. You wouldn't expect drivers to watch it closely obviously but they would be able to see it in their peripheral vision as they go up the hill and have an i...
by babararacucudada
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 14702

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

Raidillon has been permanently modified before (at least, the runoff has) due to major accidents. I believe Luciano Burti skating over the gravel there and burying himself in the tyres had a lot to do with that. That wasn't at the Raidillon Tufty, but at the entry to Blanchimont. I think the only s...
by babararacucudada
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 73289

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

Its the logical result. Bottas is a good No. 2 driver - and not going to challenge Hamilton. It is only a good decision if Merc produces another fairly dominant car imo. You’d have to think both Ferrari and Redbull will be stronger next year. You have Verstappen, Vettel, Leclerc in those cars. Bott...
by babararacucudada
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 73289

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

Its the logical result. Bottas is a good No. 2 driver - and not going to challenge Hamilton.
by babararacucudada
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1006718

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Seems the animosity between Hamilton and Rosberg is still alive and well. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hamilton-responds-rosberg-video-age/4510148/ Responding to the claims that Verstappen is now the fastest driver, overtaking Hamilton: "I've never seen the blog, I don't know who follows it, ...
by babararacucudada
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 73289

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

As a Hamilton fan I would like to see him challenged. Although it does seem some people just want any other driver no matter who it is, and if that doesn't work, keep chucking more drivers at the problem. The same problem RB face with finding someone to pair up with Max. Indeed even Rosberg I belie...
by babararacucudada
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 73289

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

As a Hamilton fan I would like to see him challenged. Although it does seem some people just want any other driver no matter who it is, and if that doesn't work, keep chucking more drivers at the problem. The same problem RB face with finding someone to pair up with Max. Indeed even Rosberg I belie...
by babararacucudada
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 24717

Re: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Asphalt_World wrote:I hope I'm wrong, but I fear that without rain, this race is going to bring us back down to earth with a bump!
It does have a corner where forcing another driver off the track has potential. Don't say 'Suck my balls' to the driver afterward though.
by babararacucudada
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 61014

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Charles said that Silverstone race was his best race of his carrier so far. I think that say it all. There was nothing wrong in Austria. It was just hard racing :) Sorry, I can't see the co-relation. Can you help? Leclerc pushed Verstappen off in Silverstone. Oh, I forgot about that. Fair enough, t...
by babararacucudada
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Regs
Replies: 129
Views: 30459

Re: 2021 Regs

They seem to have difficulty figuring out what tyres they need. https://www.planetf1.com/news/high-deg-tyres-will-be-ditched-for-2021/ They need a hard tyre that can be raced hard all race. Everyone starts on the hard tyre. They need a medium tyre that can be raced hard and make up the time lost in ...
by babararacucudada
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 61014

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

I do not think he forced him at all. He got the inside line and decides which line to take and make it difficult for Charles. Charles has to go around him and there was no place for it. If they had given penalty I think it would be bad of the sports. It was a racing incident and drivers should be e...
by babararacucudada
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 61014

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

I do not think he forced him at all. He got the inside line and decides which line to take and make it difficult for Charles. Charles has to go around him and there was no place for it. If they had given penalty I think it would be bad of the sports. It was a racing incident and drivers should be e...
by babararacucudada
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 61014

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

https://www.planetf1.com/news/perez-on-verstappens-non-penalty-rule-is-clear/ It takes a while to figure out what Perez is saying but it seems to be that the rule is clear and Verstappen did force Leclerc off the track, so he is surprised that Vettel didn't get a penalty. Perez does want to see rac...
by babararacucudada
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 61014

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

https://www.planetf1.com/news/perez-on-verstappens-non-penalty-rule-is-clear/ It takes a while to figure out what Perez is saying but it seems to be that the rule is clear and Verstappen did force Leclerc off the track, so he is surprised that Vettel didn't get a penalty. Perez does want to see raci...
by babararacucudada
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 98143

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

And a shame we will never see Lewis -vs- Max head to head in the same car. Rumor has it Max turned down opportunity to join Merc - would be VERY interesting to find out how accurate that is, but we basically won't know definitively for many years if ever Honestly it's a smart choice. Max currently ...
by babararacucudada
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 61014

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Chapter four of appendix L of the FIA sporting code. It states: "Manoeuvres liable to hinder other drivers, such as deliberate crowding of a car beyond the edge of the track or any other abnormal change of direction, are strictly prohibited." In that rule, they say 'or any other abnormal change of d...
by babararacucudada
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rules and Penalties
Replies: 36
Views: 8135

Re: Rules and Penalties

I agree that the race should be continuous and the end result should be known at the end of the race. The rules need to be written to make that the likely outcome. They may have to combine that with changes to the track and maybe use of GPS location. Drivers could be given audible warnings of when t...
by babararacucudada
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 61014

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Yes, particularly with lap 68 being the perfect example of what Max should have been doing. Exactly! This is what gets me about the argument, or when people claim that 'Leclerc would never have been able to hang it around the outside anyway'. It's not some sort of hypothetical; literally that exact...
by babararacucudada
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 61014

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Yes, particularly with lap 68 being the perfect example of what Max should have been doing. Exactly! This is what gets me about the argument, or when people claim that 'Leclerc would never have been able to hang it around the outside anyway'. It's not some sort of hypothetical; literally that exact...
by babararacucudada
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 61014

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

. So, my understanding of the rules is that IF a car is alongside going into a corner then both cars should allow the other room to continue around the corner whilst staying on the track. Verstappen rather obviously did not comply with this. Can anyone quote the actual wording ? Thanks. . Chapter f...
by babararacucudada
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 61014

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Not the smoothest of overtakes but job done by Verstappen. In my opinion, no penalty - and I'm a Leclerc fan... Absolutely fantastic drive by Max and a truly deserved win. He was bound to pass Charles at some point on the last couple of laps. Still gutted that Leclerc hasn't obtained his first GP v...
by babararacucudada
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 61014

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

The question is; did Max push Charles off the circuit? This larger question is really comprised two questions actually. The first is; was Charles entitled to space on that part of the track? I believe the answer to that question is "yes". When they made contact, their wheels were about level so tha...
by babararacucudada
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 362
Views: 44308

Re: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Good race. A lot of things came together and the circuit, temperature, penalties, kerbs and a few mistakes mixed the grid up in a fortuitous way.
by babararacucudada
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 61014

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

I have always wanted them to race on the track - so that involves not shoving the other car off the track. That is one of the 'radical' ideas to improve F1 in the other thread. There would be better racing if the drivers were not allowed to shove the other car off the track. It is a low level skill ...
by babararacucudada
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who should replace Bottas at Merc
Replies: 67
Views: 13798

Re: Who should replace Bottas at Merc

The surprise isn't that Bottas is slower than Hamilton - the surprise is that the difference is less than what was expected. We don't know how good drivers are until they are in the same car, and even then they may not be on a level playing field. Its actually exactly as could be predicted, did you...
by babararacucudada
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who should replace Bottas at Merc
Replies: 67
Views: 13798

Re: Who should replace Bottas at Merc

The surprise isn't that Bottas is slower than Hamilton - the surprise is that the difference is less than what was expected.

We don't know how good drivers are until they are in the same car, and even then they may not be on a level playing field.
by babararacucudada
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)
Replies: 372
Views: 53819

Re: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)

I do think that there is something in this crowding off the track thing. But it never, ever usually gets penalised. It usually doesn't even get thought of as a possible penalty. Look at this from Hungary 2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU72heP0uH0&t=22s Bottas completely crowds Verstappen of...
by babararacucudada
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)
Replies: 372
Views: 53819

Re: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)

I do think that there is something in this crowding off the track thing. But it never, ever usually gets penalised. It usually doesn't even get thought of as a possible penalty. Look at this from Hungary 2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU72heP0uH0&t=22s Bottas completely crowds Verstappen of...
by babararacucudada
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 91680

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Bring back Gravel Traps and get rid of excessive run-off areas. Watch how quickly drivers tidy up their lines and most mistakes result in loss of position rather than maintaining position thanks to the ability to maintain speed when you veer off the track. With Gravel traps, drivers would have to l...