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by Black_Flag_11
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Fernando Alonso thread
Replies: 1186
Views: 386875

Re: The Official Fernando Alonso thread

When a driver moves teams there's usually a slight adaptation period where a driver has to adjust to the new teams way of operating, how their driving style and setup preferences need to be adjusted slightly to match the design ethos of the new car/team. This alone can give a driver who has already ...
by Black_Flag_11
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 9310

Re: 2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

If they think it is bad now. The snowflakes will have a shock when the queen sadly passes away. 12 days of national morning. No comedy can be shown. And wall to wall coverage upto and including the funeral. I only hope Netflix are informed before the Prime Minister so they can prepare their servers...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3805
Views: 1219932

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

I dont see the need to remove the posts in the drive to survive thread. Of course they were nonsense theories but I don't see why absurd theories shouldn't be allowed, unless of course they contain serious allegations which run the risk of legal action, which I dont think those posts did anymore tha...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drive to Survive: Season 3
Replies: 51
Views: 2786

Re: Drive to Survive: Season 3

Unsubstantiated conspiracy theories removed by moderators Netflix come to certain race weekends with certain teams being the focus, that's decided in advance. So naturally there will be some weekends that dont feature at all which deserve to, Turkey for example, and sometimes they won't be with the...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drive to Survive: Season 3
Replies: 51
Views: 2786

Re: Drive to Survive: Season 3

General question - do you think anyone would watch this that doesn't already watch F1? I’ve seen various comments on Reddit which start something like ‘new to watching F1 after seeing DTS, how does X work?’ So yeah, it seems that they do. Well that's got to be good, so maybe the informed, hardcore ...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drive to Survive: Season 3
Replies: 51
Views: 2786

Re: Drive to Survive: Season 3

For those who have already started the season: is this worth watching as an avid F1 fan? I watched a few episodes before but it never really captured me, partly because it felt more like a review of what I already saw. I'm going to give it another shot though considering how much people around rave...
by Black_Flag_11
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the pecking order for the first race
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Re: Rank the pecking order for the first race

1: Mercedes
2: Red Bull Racing
3: McLaren
4: Ferrari
5: Aston Martin
6: Alpha Tauri
7: Alpine
8: Alfa Romeo
9: Haas
10: Williams
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 8866

Re: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread

Mercedes will be clear best, Red Bull clear second best. After that it gets interesting, the midfield was close enough last year that the small changes over the winter could have changed the pecking order. McLaren I feel could be the 3rd best team now with the move to Merc engines, and it's possible...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the liveries for the 2021 Season
Replies: 16
Views: 867

Re: Rank the liveries for the 2021 Season

1: Alpine Fresh, colourful, sleek design. 2: McLaren Still love the papaya and think the blue works really well. Would be top if not for the red 'Huski' bit on the back which clashes with the papaya and the slight rainbow part on the side which would look better blue. Dropping the rainbow of the ha...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 2820

Re: Sprint race at Silverstone. 2021

The thing is I don’t get what there is to like. It’s the same as the usual race but about a third of the distance. It seems pointless to me. I hated the reverse grid idea as well, but at least in that there was a difference to it then just being a standard race. In this there’s nothing other than t...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 8866

Re: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread

Will Mercedes show us that they are quickest like last year or will they keep things more under wraps like 2019 to keep us guessing :D Since the cars are basically last years with some tweaks, surely they could be bottom of the time sheets and slowest in all the race sims and we still wouldn't be l...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)
Replies: 120
Views: 11098

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)

It seems pretty obvious the change to include pink on the AM livery was last minute following the BWT deal. All of the team gear and the safety car have the usual neon green highlights, as was likely planned on the F1 car initially. Shame as I think it would look a lot better, and I find it surprisi...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams FW43B revealed!
Replies: 40
Views: 2012

Re: Williams FW43B revealed!

It looks like one of the default liveries on Codemasters' My Team feature. Not a fan, TBH. My first thought too. I dont think it helps that it is a computer generated image, or if it's not the lighting very much makes it look like one. It also looks video-gamey due to the lack of sponsors, which is...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Aston Martin AMR21 revealed!
Replies: 16
Views: 1437

Re: Aston Martin AMR21 revealed!

Kind of disappointed tbh. It's not bad and it's nice to see colour, and a new colour at that, on the grid but it feels like a bit of a missed opportunity for a real stunner to me. Imo make it more green, less teal, replace the pink with that neon green AM use on their GT cars, add a stripe of it alo...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)
Replies: 120
Views: 11098

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)

AM has the potential to be the best livery but, ever the pessimist, I just have this feeling it's going to be a let down and the fan mock ups we get over the next few weeks will look way better. Hope I'm wrong though.
by Black_Flag_11
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes W12 revealed!
Replies: 24
Views: 1171

Re: Mercedes W12 revealed!

Well, is it Black, or is it Silver? I agree with pc27b that the colors are not that complimentary. I understand the reasoning for the black, but in general I'm not a fan of black, as it is too difficult to see details in black. And with Renault (Alpine, or whatever they call themselves this week) a...
by Black_Flag_11
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Ferrari to battle for outright Le Mans victory.....

2023 will mark the 50th anniversary since Ferrari Factory last raced at LeMans... Ferrari has always cared more about F1, so I don't see them investing the resources needed to run F1 AND WEC, too. I dont see them having the resources to do both - not necessarily financial, but organisationally. Thi...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso Injured Whilst Cycling
Replies: 25
Views: 1608

Re: Alonso Injured Whilst Cycling

Alpine confirm jaw fracture but say they expect him to be ready for the season preparations.

Testing is in a month so it looks a bit tight to me for a fracture to heal sufficiently, but I guess as it's not a leg/arm theres a chance.
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 2820

Re: Sprint races to replace qualifying?

And of course additionally to that I think 'sprint race' and 'Formula 1' are terms that should never go together. In my personal opinion, the modern Grand Prix is too short as is. I'd be more in favor of increasing the GP length than of adding an extraneous sprint race the day before. Grand Prix we...
by Black_Flag_11
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)
Replies: 120
Views: 11098

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

Top 10 salaries earned by F1 drivers for 2021: 1) Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes – £40m 2) Max Verstappen: Red Bull – £18.2m 3) Charles Leclerc: Ferrari – £10.19m 4) Daniel Ricciardo: McLaren – £10.19m 5) Carlos Sainz: Ferrari – £7.28m 6) Sebastian Vettel: Aston Martin – £7.28m 7) Fernando Alonso: Alpine...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton signs for Mercedes
Replies: 97
Views: 3757

Re: Hamilton signs for Mercedes

1 year deal says to me that they couldn't agree on terms but Hamilton wasnt going to turn down such a good opportunity for title number 8. With how good the Mercedes was last year and so much of the car having restricted development for this year it's a foregone conclusion, Lewis would have been mad...
by Black_Flag_11
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 72832

Re: Silly Season 2021

The longer it drags on the more it appears obvious that there are some serious issues holding this up in the negotiations. Neither party would want to be without an agreement heading into February. I find it hard to believe Hamilton wouldn't at least commit himself to a 1 year deal though, even if M...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)
Replies: 120
Views: 11098

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

Is it too early for a 2022 season thread? Report in an Italian newspaper that F1 is considering delaying the new regulations again to 2023, but a spokesperson for F1 has said this is not true. https://twitter.com/chrismedlandf1/status/1349294277864677376?s=21 Glad to hear F1 have denied it. Another...
by Black_Flag_11
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates (Updated)
Replies: 120
Views: 11098

Re: 2021 Pre-season news / Car launch dates!

Um....yeah https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/76367/you-can-hardly-believe-it-rich-energy-returns-to-formula-1.html I'm not totally convinced tbh. In the video itself he never actually says that they will be, he says he is looking forward to it and thanking the fans that have been in contact wanting th...
by Black_Flag_11
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 85
Views: 14944

Re: US election - prediction

It's interesting, and encouraging IMO, to see high ranking Republican figures making some pretty damning statements against Trump in the wake of this. Even as much as congressmen calling for his cabinet to declare him unfit, invoke the 25th amendment, and remove him from office. I dont see that happ...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US election - prediction
Replies: 85
Views: 14944

Re: US election - prediction

I'm not usually a fan of the "where is all the tear gas?" line of argument when right wing protests appear to get an easier time of it than left wing from law enforcement. Mainly because protests are difficult to compare and without being there its difficult to say with certainty what caused things ...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11180

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Signing this lad seems like a case of Haas really shooting themselves in the foot. They have signed Mick Schumacher, the son of a driver a lot of people consider to be the best ever, that's an absolute PR gift. After a miserable couple of seasons on and off track and the Rich Energy humiliation, it...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11180

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

JN23 wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:05 pm
Surprised, with the silence from Haas & various bio changes etc I expected a different announcement.
by Black_Flag_11
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 9 long years...
Replies: 62
Views: 11753

Re: 9 long years...

Thanks for your service!

So do we get a Scooby-Doo style unmasking?
by Black_Flag_11
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11180

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Yeah just to clarify, though I'm not sure it should need clarification to be honest, sexual assault is a horrible thing and a very serious matter. That's not what's being debated here. I apologise for derailing this slightly by using the term cancel culture, it is a buzz term as people have rightly ...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11180

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Seems to be gaining traction. I have mixed feelings, on the one hand I dont feel I've seen anything from him to say he is deserving of the seat over other drivers and he clearly has it because of money, which is an aspect of the sport I dont like. So looking at it from that perspective it wouldn't b...
by Black_Flag_11
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Perez perform against Max?
Replies: 58
Views: 4666

Re: How will Perez perform against Max?

I think Max has more raw potential, but it will be interesting to see, and will obviously depend on a few things. How will Perez adapt to the Red Bull? Which we have seen from Gasly and Albon is a tricky car to handle, while Verstappen seems to thrive with it. I think could be particularly important...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3971

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

I don't know at what point it has to be announced but last weekend Craig from Sky had an interview with Toto and Toto said that he would need to test negative by Thursday if I remember rightly, so if that's true then we may get some news tomorrow.
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11180

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

The blurred video properly stitches him up tbh. Does not give an accurate representation of what happened. I'm surprised at the puritanical response in some quarters to a bit of consensual horse play. Was it professional to publish it? Obviously not but some F1 figures almost tripping over themselv...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 11180

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

Before logging on here I saw the outrage and the video, my initial thought was that it seemed like horseplay between friends with the way she reacted, showing her middle finger to the camera etc, and that people should be careful about trying to read too much into a 10 second video without knowing t...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11804

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

It wouldn’t completely offset, they would have to pay Bottas his 2021 wages (maybe more for break of contract) and then pay Williams to break George’s contract. Williams demanded $12 million to break Bottas’ contact back in 2017 and Mercedes paid it. I imagine George would be that amount or more. S...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11804

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

Russell deserves a Mercedes seat next year, and we deserve to see it. That was the plan but it got blocked by Claire Williams looking to maximise the sale of her team. I think Mercedes could make it happen if they really wanted to. Would it cost them? sure, but I'm willing to bet George would take ...
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14181

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

I hope this race will show the powers that be that not every track needs a 90 second lap and 18+ corners. Sometimes simple works and a wide variety is a good thing to aim for. Yeah I'd take the outer layout again next year, nice to have some variety in the calendar like you say. The F2 here was inc...
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11804

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

A great race in the end and a great performance from Russell, so impressive to step in and match Bottas. It has raised more questions than given answers, we really need round 2 of this match up in AD. Would Bottas have caught Russell? Who actually had the better race pace? It’s a shame we did not r...
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14181

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

mikeyg123 wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:48 pm
Why are the commentators not mentioning just how good this drive was? From last place to the win.
Yeah it's strange. I think he would have got more credit had he not inherited the win and finished P3 ironically.