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by Black_Flag_11
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread
Replies: 245
Views: 7812

Re: 2020 Tuscan GP Race thread

Apparently Mercedes tried to warn the FIA about the risks involved with the safety car lights going off so late, but they just shrugged it off and said it's better for the show this way. https://www.motorsport-total.com/formel-1/news/re-start-chaos-mercedes-war-das-problem-vor-dem-rennen-bewusst-20...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20914

Re: F1 In trouble with Ofcom.

Ofcom has rexieved 133 complaints about both skys and channel 4s coverage of the Tuscan grand prix.
I've never understood the mentality of people who take the time to go out of their way and complain about these sorts of things.

133 people need to get a grip IMO.
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could next year be Vettel's final nail in the coffin?
Replies: 41
Views: 2282

Re: Could next year be Vettel's final nail in the coffin?

We're seeing what we already knew, Vettel can't extract top level performance out of a car with rear instability, we saw the same thing last year between France and Singapore when Ferrari went that way with development. If the Racing Point has the same 'pointy' characteristics next year then he wil...
by Black_Flag_11
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20914

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

While I believe that those cops that killed Breanna Taylor should go to jail, they did not commit murder. Murder by definition has to be a pre meditated killing. There is nothing to suggest that those cops wanted or planned to kill Breanna Taylor. They acted irresponsibly, just firing random shots ...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 437
Views: 20914

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hamilton-breonna-taylor-shirt-fia-mugello/4875139/ The FIA is looking into whether or not Lewis Hamilton broke any rules by wearing a T-shirt at the Tuscan Grand Prix that highlighted police brutality. It will be interesting to see where this goes, I feel the FIA m...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could next year be Vettel's final nail in the coffin?
Replies: 41
Views: 2282

Re: Could next year be Vettel's final nail in the coffin?

We're seeing what we already knew, Vettel can't extract top level performance out of a car with rear instability, we saw the same thing last year between France and Singapore when Ferrari went that way with development. If the Racing Point has the same 'pointy' characteristics next year then he will...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Standing Re-starts
Replies: 25
Views: 964

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 Black_Flag_11
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rumour: Mercedes selling majority stake to Ineos
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Strong Rumour: Mercedes selling majority stake to Ineos

Looks like it is a rumor started once again by Eddie Jordan. He was saying that back a couple of years ago and Toto Wolf shot it down on live tv. But Jordan is at it again. I guess he really wants Mercedes out of F1 for whatever reason. Looks like Ineos is trying to become more involved as an inves...
by Black_Flag_11
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 27159

Re: Silly Season 2021

Interesting interview from Perez with Sky, Craig Slater put it to him that 'people' were linking him with Red Bull, depending on how Albon gets on. Perez didn't respond directly to it but did say that there were options out there for him and that he was 'surprised' at the options available. That las...
by Black_Flag_11
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 3647

Re: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Is turn one going to be the only realistic place to overtake? Yeah there will be very limited overtaking. 1304130520125562880 Should be a better showing for Ferrari in their 1000th GP, slow and twisty track, really the only one since Hungary, where they looked a lot better than at the recent power ...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties
Replies: 92
Views: 3458

Re: POLL: Hamilton/Giovinazzi penalties

This is interesting - https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comments/io7h2f/how_much_time_did_it_take_the_teams_to_realise/ To be fair with some of the later calls teams probably waited until the driver was at or close to the last corner to tell them, so as they dont forget by the time they get there. ...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Indy 500
Replies: 40
Views: 2001

Re: 2020 Indy 500

Everytime I watch IndyCar I'm amazed by just how badly shafted viewers in the US are by their networks, just constant ad breaks. On the Sky coverage we had here in the UK there was a secondary UK based commentary team take over whenever it went to a break. The fact Sky thought it worth arranging a p...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Indy 500
Replies: 40
Views: 2001

Re: 2020 Indy 500

Alonso finished 21st of 24 running at the end. Ho hum... Well, the guy right behind him -- 22 out of 24 -- is the same driver who won it last year. Make of that what you will... Yes, and as a series dedicated driver, Simon Pagenaud not only won the Indy 500 last year, but he also won the 2019 serie...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams
Replies: 72
Views: 7700

Re: Williams

Are they selling the rights to the Williams name as well? No name or chassis name changes apparently, now that the sale has gone through. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/williams-teams-sold-dorilton-capital/4860536/ The announcement confirmed there are no plans to change the name of the team or ...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes & Formula 1 cannot agree contract to continue after 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 2196

Re: Mercedes & Formula 1 cannot agree contract to continue after 2020

Oh no, how terrible, I hope they can work something out, it would be awful to not have Mercedes on the grid next year.

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by Black_Flag_11
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 7294

Re: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

Saw someone suggest this on Twitter and couldn't resist :lol: https://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/70739000/png/_70739117_mmmotvettelwinstitle2.png https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ee0_xsPXoAECEoD?format=jpg&name=medium Sources: https://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/70739000/png/_70739117_mmmotvettelw...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 8361

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

Assuming Vettel hasn't still signed for AM for 2021, would he consider now doing so? I believe AM's car was going to be an evolution of this year's car. Since FIA are going to create rules to prevent cloning of cars, how competitive the AM car will now be for Vettel to find it lucrative? If Vettel ...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 7294

Re: 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Practice & Qualifying Thread

It's a shame for Perez, but I have to admit after the issue for Hulk last weekend it is nice to see him get a second shot, only wish it was under better circumstances.
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3758
Views: 1141515

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Black_Flag_11 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:03 pm
I'm having some login issues (Chrome - mobile). First attempt always fails, tells me the submitted form was invalid, second attempt always works.
And since posting this I've not had any issues. Either the techies are really fast or I have mystical forum fixing powers.
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3758
Views: 1141515

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

I'm having some login issues (Chrome - mobile). First attempt always fails, tells me the submitted form was invalid, second attempt always works.
by Black_Flag_11
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2020 calendar
Replies: 149
Views: 12065

Re: New 2020 calendar

Race fans are reporting races at Nurburgring, Portimao and Imola will follow Sochi. https://www.racefans.net/2020/07/22/nurburgring-to-join-2020-f1-calendar-with-portimao-and-imola/ Hopefully a small silver lining to all of this mess is more circuits being able to show off what they have to offer F...
by Black_Flag_11
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New 2020 calendar
Replies: 149
Views: 12065

Re: New 2020 calendar

Exediron wrote:
Zazu wrote:Must be huge question mark over Barcelona. Shops have closed again and currently getting 1000+ cases per day. Cant see F1 rolling up helping to encourage everyone to stay indoors when it's 30degrees everyday
Pffft, 1000 per day? Amateurs. We long for those days.
Well, about half of you do :-P
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 9305

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Ferrari managed to screw both of their drivers at that first stop, pit Leclerc for dries first despite Vettel being just ahead on the road, didnt release Vettel into a massive gap in the pit lane, put Leclerc on tires most seemed to know were terrible. Impressive levels of ineptitude tbh.
by Black_Flag_11
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5660

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Threa

Potentially a big result for Stroll and Vettel given the talks we know are happening behind the scenes at the moment.
by Black_Flag_11
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5660

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Threa

Jesus. Can we just call the championship now, give Mercedes the trophies and prize money and ask them to stay home for the rest of the year?
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 8361

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

Apparently that part has been chosen because while it would be possible to copy wings/bodywork etc from pictures the internal workings and layout of the brake ducts are not something teams would have pictures of, so there would be some explaining to do if it was identical to the '19 Merc. True, but...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 8361

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

Maybe Renault have evidence Mercedes sold the parts/design rather than it being reverse engineered Also, I don't think it's salty at all. All teams protest each other if they think the rules have been broken Apparently that part has been chosen because while it would be possible to copy wings/bodyw...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?
Replies: 130
Views: 9556

Re: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?

Yes, whether it would be worth it depends on which Vettel turns up. I'd consider Perez around Kimi level, probably a little better. We saw in 2016 that Vettel at his worst is still a match for Kimi. So if Vettel in poor form turns up I'd expect it to be fairly close between Perez and Vettel as to wh...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 27159

Re: Silly Season 2021

If it happens I see Perez getting another drive if he wants it. Rumours are that Racing Point have until the end of July to buy Perez out of his contract, so he would likely be made aware soon if it was going to happen. That should give him time to talk with other teams, there are a few potential op...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 8524

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

He is of course the best. If you win you are. But would he really think he is the best knowing other young guy's would challenge / beat him in different cars? If all the cars he drove were championship cars, it's hard to imagine he will not think he is the best even though the material was the best...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Tweets Thread (2020 season updated)
Replies: 114
Views: 36705

Re: F1 Tweets Thread (2020 season updated)

by Black_Flag_11
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 8361

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

"Confident" protest will be dismissed I am, too. This is like Red Bull protesting DAS. If the FIA is already aware of something and has made its position clear, the decision isn't likely to be reversed. I can see it now: BREAKING: Racing Point Car Illegal Confirms FIA. FIA spokesperson quoted as sa...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 8361

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

The fact that's it's such a specific part of the car and not just the overall design makes it sound more likely that they have something. It will be interesting to see what information comes out of this as it unfolds.
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 11842

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Disappointed Leclerc didn't do better in those conditions. Russell and Norris (again) were outstanding. Sainz and Ocon too. Hamilton and Verstappen up where there should be in those conditions - but there was only one rain-master today. Verstappen isn't anything special in the wet. His entire wet w...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 11842

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Crofty is absolutely awful but this could possibly be the worst he has ever been, I can't wait for him to go. I loved it when Ted basically told him to shut up and it would just run on Sunday morning. Yeah I saw that too, was interesting to watch. Ted's lack of patience with Croft hopefully stems f...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 27159

Re: Silly Season 2021

I'm reading some rumors that Seb will be announced an AM driver. Move would make sense IMO. It would be a real statement of intent from Aston Martin to come in and sign a 4x WDC, having someone of his experience would no doubt help in terms of giving insight into how championship contending teams o...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 11842

Re: 2020 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Crofty is so obsessed with rain tomorrow it feels like any sort of rain and quali will get cancelled, F1 is generally pathetic when it comes to rain. Just came on here to see if anyone was complaining about Crofty, god when he gets a bone there's just no letting it go is there. Ted said about an ho...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mugello (and Sochi) races to be confirmed imminently.
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Mugello (and Sochi) races to be confirmed imminently.

I'm happy with this, I remember drivers being sad for not having it in the calendar, it is supposed to be quite a good circuit. Along with Spa and Monza it will be a good few weekends for us! I'd say it would be a good drivers circuit, I cant see any obvious overtaking spot though, so depending on ...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 27159

Re: Silly Season 2021

I'm reading some rumors that Seb will be announced an AM driver. I'd feel bad for Perez if Vettel does indeed replace him. While Perez is under contract, I wouldn't be surprised if the holding company releases him for the marketable Sebastian Vettel. It was also interesting to see Horner and Versta...