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by Black_Flag_11
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 1199
Views: 79189

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

The layout looks better from a driver perspective but I'm not convinced it's the best thing for overtaking. The back to back straights with DRS was realistically the only overtaking opportunity. All they've done is made the corner coming onto the first straight faster and the corner at the end of se...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 1199
Views: 79189

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Don't know what to say: Hard to say anything definitive given the appauling video quality. I don't know what I'm supposed to be seeing either apart from the car bouncing on the bumps. The lower rear wing portion comes away from the end plate on the left (as we look at it) creating a slot. I've no i...
by Black_Flag_11
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 1199
Views: 79189

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

IDFD wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:04 pm
Yeah I noticed this the other day at Lewis pit. Thought it was stupid. Gaining a 10th maybe? And you're putting yourself in harm's way for no reason.
They'll gain a lot more than that if they get hit. ;)
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 1199
Views: 79189

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Mercedes for me. Interestingly horner said they were evens across the lap during the race except for T6 where they consistantly lost 2 tenths. Shame about the penalty for max, with his start he could have got the lead at turn 1 and won. Possibly, but starting on the dirty side he may not have been ...
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 12473

Re: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Race Thread

Hope we hear about penalties soon. Hamilton P1, Gasly P2 on softs and Alonso P3 could be a great start lineup for some T1 action.
by Black_Flag_11
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 12999

Re: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Johnson wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:31 pm
Hamilton got a grid penalty at Austria 2020 for failing to slow for yellows. That article is not correct. They re opened the case when Red Bull protested and he got a penalised
:thumbup:
by Black_Flag_11
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 12999

Re: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I thought that I remembered an incident like this with differing signals happening before. Googled it and found this re Hamilton at Austria last year: Hamilton though will still start the race in P2 behind Bottas, with the stewards revealing that there had actually been a mix up with the marshal pan...
by Black_Flag_11
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 12999

Re: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

F1_Ernie wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:50 pm
https://streamable.com/kjtmpw

Max fails to slow for double yellows.
I'm struggling to see the yellows, where abouts are they?

I see a flashing light on the left but it doesn't look yellow, though that may be the due to the camera.

Edit: nevermind, just spotted the flags.
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 12999

Re: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Haven't been able to watch any so far. How long is the run down to the first corner from the starting grid?
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty
Replies: 498
Views: 18708

Re: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty

Does anyone have a link to the full decision? I can see some valid arguments for no penalty to be given, and wasn't expecting them to do so, but I find it bizzare they have rejected the right of review altogether. Surely as the footage wasn't available when making their decision not to investigate, ...
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty
Replies: 498
Views: 18708

Re: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty

Unless I've just been caught out by a fake tweet... Right to review has been denied.
by Black_Flag_11
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty
Replies: 498
Views: 18708

Re: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty

Well, there was an infringement with the wing and Hamilton did take his seat belts. Also you had that DAS suspicion from the footage that showed one of their cars' steering wheels seemingly moving. So why unfairly targeted? Merc feel unfairly targeted as they havent been able to inspect the wing - ...
by Black_Flag_11
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you were Mercedes which would you prefer?
Replies: 9
Views: 792

If you were Mercedes which would you prefer?

Put yourself in the shoes of Toto, Lewis and co. Assuming that Max did get a penalty for Brazil, which would you prefer? Option 1) a 5 second time penalty for Brazil - guaranteed 3 point gain. Option 2) 5 place grid penalty for Qatar - the possibility of a greater points gain, but no guarantee. Pers...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2022 proposed sprint format.
Replies: 30
Views: 1389

Re: 2022 proposed sprint format.

What if F1 commissioned an independent manufacturer like Dallara to make a spec car for it, which can then be painted/branded by the teams. We get a spec series mini championship with F1 drivers. F1 teams get to run an alternative livery so they could get a second title sponsor for the sprint car, o...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty
Replies: 498
Views: 18708

Re: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty

The more I watch the onboard the more I think Max's only real mistake was to actually go as far as running right off the track. If he'd still done the late-brake and reduced steering angle, forced Lewis to back out but managed to stay within track limits himself I think it would have been OK. Also ...
by Black_Flag_11
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty
Replies: 498
Views: 18708

Re: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty

Not surprising Mercedes have requested a review given the onboard wasn't made available at the time. I'd be surprised if they penalised it though. If Max had finished ahead of Lewis I could see a penalty and if Max had opened his steering on the onboard I could see a penalty. Given Red Bull were no...
by Black_Flag_11
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty
Replies: 498
Views: 18708

Re: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty

Not surprising Mercedes have requested a review given the onboard wasn't made available at the time. I'd be surprised if they penalised it though. If Max had finished ahead of Lewis I could see a penalty and if Max had opened his steering on the onboard I could see a penalty. Given Red Bull were not...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 12999

Re: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

That straight is about a Kilometre long, that bits obviously Mercedes territory at the moment. Maybe, something like Austin then? We know how that turned out. I guess it all depends on if overtaking is possible like Brazil, or we end up with more often than not scenario where you can get close but ...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 12999

Re: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

That straight is about a Kilometre long, that bits obviously Mercedes territory at the moment. Maybe, something like Austin then? We know how that turned out. I guess it all depends on if overtaking is possible like Brazil, or we end up with more often than not scenario where you can get close but ...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 12999

Re: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Looking at the data it looks like the track would favor Red Bull. What am I missing? Why are we saying that this would favor Merc? Is it because of C1? Yeah I hadn't looked at the track before today and nothing about this screams obvious Mercedes advantage to me. With how unpredictable it's been so...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty
Replies: 498
Views: 18708

Re: Brazil 2021 - Should Max have been given a Penalty

Yes, but no. Pushing a driver off should be penalised, but Verstappen only did what he did because he knew he could get away with it and he knew he could get away with it because we see the inside driver force the outside driver off all the time, as they 'have the corner' etc. Now it must be said th...
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 1199
Views: 79189

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Considering the advantage it seems to have given Hamilton this weekend, would it be beneficial to run 6 engines aggressively like the above post says Hamilton is doing through the season and sacrifice three races for the penalties rather than try and stick to three? It almost certainly would, which...
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 509
Views: 16837

Re: 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Thread

Max clearly deliberately pushed Hamilton off. I was surprised it didn't get investigated at all. I was a bit puzzled by the Sky commentary wondering whether it would be penalised and suggesting that it would depend on whether he opened up the steering or not though. I felt I had entered a parallel u...
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 1199
Views: 79189

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Laz_T800 wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:55 pm
Black_Flag_11 wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:41 pm
The Saudi track not being ready and the race being cancelled would also be a welcome surprise.
Thats very sporting of you.
It's been 7 years, I am weak :lol:

Also I would quite like to see the Saudi GP go the way of the Vietnam GP that never was tbh.
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 1199
Views: 79189

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

Very much the reverse of Mexico. I don't think it mattered much what Red Bull did here.

Just keeping my fingers crossed the last few races don't favour Mercedes. The Saudi track not being ready and the race being cancelled would also be a welcome surprise.
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2022 proposed sprint format.
Replies: 30
Views: 1389

Re: 2022 proposed sprint format.

I have a counter proposal, but I doubt Liberty are going to like it.
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 1199
Views: 79189

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

https://wtf1.com/post/george-russell-thinks-red-bull-shouldve-won-the-championship-already/ Russell thinks Red Bull should have won it already with the pace advantage they've had. Surprised he'd say that considering he's joining Merc. I did a rough calc of Verstappen's points lost to bad luck the o...
by Black_Flag_11
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix FP & Sprint Qualy/Race Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 17975

Re: 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix FP & Sprint Qualy/Race Thread

Hamilton absolutely in the frame for the win with that pace, especially if Verstappen can't jump Bottas at the start.
by Black_Flag_11
Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix FP & Sprint Qualy/Race Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 17975

Re: 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix FP & Sprint Qualy/Race Thread

That's not the issue. The issue isn't "Hamilton should be let off because Max also did something wrong" for starters, there are 16 other cars on the grid who would happily have both take their penalties. The issue is Max's actions now mean that it is impossible to be certain the car was breaching t...
by Black_Flag_11
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix FP & Sprint Qualy/Race Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 17975

Re: 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix FP & Sprint Qualy/Race Thread

One team has breached technical regulations whereas one driver has breached sporting regulations. I assume the penalties for both would vary in severity. That's not the issue. The issue isn't "Hamilton should be let off because Max also did something wrong" for starters, there are 16 other cars on ...
by Black_Flag_11
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix FP & Sprint Qualy/Race Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 17975

Re: 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix FP & Sprint Qualy/Race Thread

One team has breached technical regulations whereas one driver has breached sporting regulations. I assume the penalties for both would vary in severity. That's not the issue. The issue isn't "Hamilton should be let off because Max also did something wrong" for starters, there are 16 other cars on ...
by Black_Flag_11
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix FP & Sprint Qualy/Race Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 17975

Re: 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix FP & Sprint Qualy/Race Thread

I imagine the stewards are taking extra care with this one due to the championship. If this was anyone other than Hamilton or Verstappen it's hard to imagine that we wouldn't have had a decision already. It looks open and shut. Seems like the stewards hands are tied though with parc ferme regulation...
by Black_Flag_11
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 8662

Re: 2021 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

https://www.racefans.net/2021/11/07/hamilton-bottas-left-the-door-open-for-verstappen-at-the-start/ Wolff and Hamilton criticising Bottas, with it being at the end of the season and knowing Bottas won't be much help you might aswell be more open with that you think. Lewis as gone back on this today...
by Black_Flag_11
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 8662

Re: 2021 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

I think this all shows the danger of trying to choreograph a team play into turn 1. There's too much chaos for drivers to be trying to do things they wouldn't usually do. Agreed, Bottas backing off unnaturally to let Hamilton through may well have caught Riccardo out, although I'd argue he probably...
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 8662

Re: 2021 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Looked to me that the plan at the start was for Bottas to give Hamilton the slipstream as you would have expected, but he had a worse start so he starts to move over but Hamilton was already alongside and he had to improvise. He was clearly trying to give Hamilton the inside, hence why he backed out...
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 1199
Views: 79189

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

That was much more like what we expected here. Red Bull seem to have got into a mess yesterday with their rear wings being taped up, swapping them between cars and drivers complaining about the balance, which masked their underlying speed. Their pace today was pretty incredible, particularly in the ...
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Nov 07, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 6721

Re: 2021 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Quite ironic that Verstappen's qualifying was ruined by Tsunoda and Perez. :lol: Verstappen's qualifying was ruined by being unable to keep from sliding the rear in every corner. Tsunoda and Perez just provided a convenient excuse. Agreed with this, I don't see why tsunoda would have affected perez...
by Black_Flag_11
Sun Nov 07, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 8662

Re: 2021 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Assuming Hamilton and Verstappen don't have shockers, I predict T1 is likely to come down to Bottas' start. If he has a good one Hamilton will lead out of T1, if he has a bad one Verstappen will. Bottas' aim will be to move over to the right asap to give Hamilton the slipstream and take it away from...
by Black_Flag_11
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular Opinions (2021)
Replies: 225
Views: 10571

Re: Unpopular Opinions (2021)

I'd be shocked if Verstappen spent his entire career at Red Bull. The current record for most seasons with a single team is Schumacher with 11. With the current trend for driver retirement age he's likely to be retiring somewhere around age 38, which would put him at 20 seasons with Red Bull. My th...
by Black_Flag_11
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular Opinions (2021)
Replies: 225
Views: 10571

Re: Unpopular Opinions (2021)

I'd be shocked if Verstappen spent his entire career at Red Bull.

The current record for most seasons with a single team is Schumacher with 11. With the current trend for driver retirement age he's likely to be retiring somewhere around age 38, which would put him at 20 seasons with Red Bull.