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by Randine
Sun May 24, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A new era on its way
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: A new era on its way

The budget cap seems great on paper. However it Will take many years for it to be effective. The budgets of the big guys were tipped to be the biggest ever in 2020. Why? They are bringing forward expenditure they would have normally incurred in later years. Simulator upgrades, facilities, computer s...
by Randine
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Countdown to 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 5
Views: 7975

Re: Countdown to 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix

With 14 of the McLaren team in isolation for the next 2 weeks, I am almost certain this race will be canceled too.

The whole world is about to go into travel ban lock down...

Will the season actually start?
by Randine
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 predictions
Replies: 39
Views: 18180

Re: 2020 predictions

Who will be WDC? - Ham - Who will be WCC? - Merc - Who will finish fourth? - Ferrari - Surprise package? - Renault - Who will outqualify their teammate the most? - Probably Max or Russell - How many non-top three podiums will there be? - Ferrari will not be top 3, so maybe 3-5 of the others (3 in 20...
by Randine
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the number twos
Replies: 66
Views: 9342

Re: Rank the number twos

Webber is sitting 5th in the poll. Personally I think he is the best on this list. He was 33 when he finally got into a championship contender. And partnered with a team mate that was from the Red Bull driver program that at the time was totally unproven. Marko needed Vettel to win to show the inves...
by Randine
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hypothetically, who goes to Red Bull?
Replies: 29
Views: 5327

Re: Hypothetically, who goes to Red Bull?

What have Red Bull always done since the days of 2009? They have drawn drivers from their own driver program, and trialed them first in Torro Rosso. That is correct, but other teams have seen their success and stepped up their own driver programs. I would argue that Red Bull’s program is in the wor...
by Randine
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Coverage "improvements" that are just not working out.
Replies: 55
Views: 9163

Re: Coverage "improvements" that are just not working out.

Who might be the best replacement for Crofty? *** Anyway - back on topic... The official F1 Youtube channel has vastly improved since Liberty Media took the reins. The features are better and more frequent, and the addition of the race analysis features by Jolyon Palmer are truly excellent. To add ...
by Randine
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 56317

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

I've nothing against Albon (unlike F1 Racer, I actually kind of like him), but I find it a bit weird the standard to which he's held. The people behind me at turn one kept talking about how he had such a great drive and should be driver of the day, but as far as I could tell he delivered the minimu...
by Randine
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault disqualified from Japanese GP!
Replies: 78
Views: 15334

Re: Renault using a Illegal Braking System?

Wouldn't it be funny if this was info brought in by Ricciardo about how the Red Bull brakes work, but no one protested them because there's no gain in it for any other team... Conspiracies abound... Not suggesting Ricciardo would knowingly cheat, just a scenario of "Hey guys, the Red Bull was like ...
by Randine
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 50496

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Not sure this is an opinion, it's more a prediction based on gut instinct and I've mentioned the first part of it before. Hamilton will win sixth WDC this year but that will be his last (this is what I've mentioned before). He will also not break Schumacher's 91 wins record. My thinking is that Fer...
by Randine
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc penalised 15 seconds after Japan race
Replies: 82
Views: 12333

Re: Leclerc penalised 15 seconds after Japan race

My view is that had Leclerc pitted after the first lap to replace his front wing, he wouldn’t have received either penalty. 1st lap, he understeered on cold tyres into Max. However if he pitted I am sure the stewards would have deemed him dropping to the back of the order to be punishment enough. Ra...
by Randine
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Carlos Sainz is quietly having a great season
Replies: 46
Views: 7885

Re: Carlos Sainz is quietly having a great season

As usual F1 fans forumers generally tend to converge to a consensus even tough it is a cr*p one such as in Sainz's case. Sainz's Renault was hugely misleading as he was not happy about his situation(he said that himself) and failed to score BIG (also because of lack of reliability or misunderstandi...
by Randine
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Carlos Sainz is quietly having a great season
Replies: 46
Views: 7885

Re: Carlos Sainz is quietly having a great season

It is very unlikely that Sainz has found a tonne of speed. It is more likely that he is still a midfield type driver and remember he is only marginally beating an unknown in Norris, (it's not like it's Alonso in the other McLaren that Sainz is beating!) That is the million dollar question. Is Sainz...
by Randine
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34664

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

The interesting thing I notice is that the same people who don't count Max's first couple of years due to him being inexperienced and at a stage where he was improving; still want to count Gasly and Albon's first years... Anyway, the idea that Max needs to watch his back is just false. At Red Bull,...
by Randine
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34664

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

I can't imagine this will age well. Also, is it just me or are the Aussies quite harsh on Max? Bingo, I don't think I've ever seen a non-aussie mirror these opinions. Seems like most of them have a bee in the bonnet about anyone who's been a teammate of Dan's. Probably because most people don’t not...
by Randine
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34664

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

I can't imagine this will age well. Also, is it just me or are the Aussies quite harsh on Max? Bingo, I don't think I've ever seen a non-aussie mirror these opinions. Seems like most of them have a bee in the bonnet about anyone who's been a teammate of Dan's. Probably because most people don’t not...
by Randine
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34664

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

When Dan had an opportunity he grabbed it. 3 poles vs 0, Dan V’s Max says it all. I remember so many races where Dan turned down his engine to save it for next races. Unfortunately the unreliability robbed us all of a true fight between these guys. I think Max cracks under pressure and unless he ge...
by Randine
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34664

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

When Dan had an opportunity he grabbed it. 3 poles vs 0, Dan V’s Max says it all. I remember so many races where Dan turned down his engine to save it for next races. Unfortunately the unreliability robbed us all of a true fight between these guys. I think Max cracks under pressure and unless he ge...
by Randine
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34664

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

Personally I think Ricciardo ran away from Verstappen and this beating Max 2 out of 3 seasons is a bit bogus, the first season Max joined mid season, the second season Max was clearly quicker but lost a lot of points with mechanical problems, I know Ricciardo did too in the second half of the seaso...
by Randine
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34664

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

When Dan had an opportunity he grabbed it. 3 poles vs 0, Dan V’s Max says it all. I remember so many races where Dan turned down his engine to save it for next races. Unfortunately the unreliability robbed us all of a true fight between these guys. I think Max cracks under pressure and unless he ge...
by Randine
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34664

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

Personally I think Ricciardo ran away from Verstappen and this beating Max 2 out of 3 seasons is a bit bogus, the first season Max joined mid season, the second season Max was clearly quicker but lost a lot of points with mechanical problems, I know Ricciardo did too in the second half of the seaso...
by Randine
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34664

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

I'd be very surprised if Verstappen is not feeling the heat right now. I am a big fan of max but he is starting to come out with... some... silly comments. The arrogance and belief in his own level (which is better than any driver on the grid apparently). Max has forgotten how many mistakes he has ...
by Randine
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34664

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

I'd be very surprised if Verstappen is not feeling the heat right now. I am a big fan of max but he is starting to come out with... some... silly comments. The arrogance and belief in his own level (which is better than any driver on the grid apparently). Max has forgotten how many mistakes he has ...
by Randine
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 34664

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

I can't understand how people continue to entertain the thought that Verstappen will have a choice of Merc or Ferrari for 2021. Leclerc's made Ferrari a closed shop for Verstappen. They're starting to have troubles controlling their drivers now. Verstappen & Leclerc as team mates? That's bound to e...
by Randine
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 181049

Re: Silly Season 2020!

As far as I can understand after reading 2 paid articles at Autosport based on Mercedes should select Bottas or Ocon - it's really close & it all depends on what Mercedes want in the short term & long term. 1 article had various factors such as Ruthlessness, Race pace, Race-craft, Teamwork, Long te...
by Randine
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 181049

Re: Silly Season 2020!

My predictions for silly season... Vettel to RBR Bottas to Ferrari Ricciardo to Mercedes Ocon to Renault I'm pretty sure Vettel has a buy out clause in his contract, as does Ricciardo. Vettel has been seen having a lot of meetings with Horner this year, and must be sick of Ferrari by now. Ricciardo...
by Randine
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 181049

Re: Silly Season 2020!

Not sure if you guys have seen this already but Matthew Carter is pretty sure that Ocon will be at Merc next year and Russell possibly at Racing Point. https://youtu.be/AlLj32Vjb6w?t=2139 I wonder where that leaves Perez? Edit: and Bottas for what it's worth. Carter was suggesting that stroll would...
by Randine
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3769
Views: 1165858

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Hi Mods, Not sure if this is the right place to post. In the messaging system that is on the PlanetF1.com webpage, there are some settings errors. If you ever go into your account, and look at all the messages you have posted, the links do not work back to the original articles. eg view in discussio...
by Randine
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austria 2019: Did Ferrari/LEC lose it or Red Bull/VER win it
Replies: 20
Views: 3853

Re: Austria 2019: Did Ferrari/LEC lose it or Red Bull/VER wi

Ferrari lost it - yes, because they were unaware of the Max danger, and did tell Charles to push and build a gap. Leclerc lost it - yes, his defending was girlish, just sitting there on his line doing nothing. No aggression, not even a slight attempt to keep Max back. Red Bull won it - yes, they ha...
by Randine
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Austrian Grand Prix
Replies: 49
Views: 8386

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Austrian Grand Prix

Verstappen. In spite of some rather rude driving to take the lead it was a great performance. Sainz deserves a mention as well. I don't see how people can vote for Leclerc. The Ferrari was the car to have this weekend and he fluffed it. Actually the Redbull was the car to have this weekend, had max...
by Randine
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the Drivers Poll (Summer 2019)
Replies: 66
Views: 13273

Re: Rank the Drivers Poll (Summer 2019)

Why is Max so highly regarded this year? He is driving more conservatively for first time in his 5th year in F1. He is now the team leader and responsible for bringing home the points. He admitted to paying attention in testing for the first time in the preseason. His team mate is a dreadful benchma...
by Randine
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race Pace Pecking Order...?
Replies: 25
Views: 5192

Re: Race Pace Pecking Order...?

I should have just stopped reading at the bolded part.. I don't see what any of what follows has to do with race pace. Ok, based on that, do you know who I think had great race pace? Maldonado. What is clear from Melbourne with the fastest lap point, that all drivers are holding back throughout the...
by Randine
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How strong do you suspect the current new wave in F1 is?
Replies: 100
Views: 13313

Re: How strong do you suspect the current new wave in F1 is?

Could it be just that today's cars are so easy to drive that every driver look like they deserve to be ranked from good to great, but wouldn't have been that impressive in yesterday's cars (not to mention the days before yesterday) ? I’m not sure if the cars are easier. However apparently the old V...
by Randine
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race Pace Pecking Order...?
Replies: 25
Views: 5192

Re: Race Pace Pecking Order...?

I find it strange that you all rate Max so highly. I see a driver that is on the edge at all costs and as a result of that can be very quick at times. However over a season, he makes mistakes and is still no where near as a mature driver as even Leclerc. (5th season Max vs 2nd season Leclerc) Top d...
by Randine
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race Pace Pecking Order...?
Replies: 25
Views: 5192

Re: Race Pace Pecking Order...?

I find it strange that you all rate Max so highly. I see a driver that is on the edge at all costs and as a result of that can be very quick at times. However over a season, he makes mistakes and is still no where near as a mature driver as even Leclerc. (5th season Max vs 2nd season Leclerc) Top d...
by Randine
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc was initially told to stay behind Vettel
Replies: 54
Views: 9183

Re: Leclerc was initially told to stay behind Vettel

Not a conspiracy but some good information imho. Ferrari were trying to favour Vettel, and Leclerc ignored the order. Why wait 2 laps? To see if Vettel could speed up? To see if Leclerc's tyres went off slightly sitting behind Vettel. Who knows. However what he has done is showed his pace, and if th...
by Randine
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How strong do you suspect the current new wave in F1 is?
Replies: 100
Views: 13313

Re: How strong do you suspect the current new wave in F1 is?

Max is proven for what exactly? He is obviously quick on his day, however he has failed to get a pole when his team mate has secured 3. For someone hailed as the next Senna, he isn't a qualifying genius. Vs Leclerc getting pole at his first real opportunity. The new crop seem to be all pretty good, ...
by Randine
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race Pace Pecking Order...?
Replies: 25
Views: 5192

Re: Race Pace Pecking Order...?

I find it strange that you all rate Max so highly. I see a driver that is on the edge at all costs and as a result of that can be very quick at times. However over a season, he makes mistakes and is still no where near as a mature driver as even Leclerc. (5th season Max vs 2nd season Leclerc) Top dr...
by Randine
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are the hybrids reaching the convergence point?
Replies: 105
Views: 15151

Re: Are the hybrids reaching the convergence point?

The fuel is another factor often overlooked. The works teams can get the most out of the engines by working with the fuel supplier. Eg McLaren was rumoured 40 HP down in 2014 on Merc engines vs Merc. Or last year Renault used BP and Red Bull used Mobil. Did using different fuel contribute to more en...
by Randine
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Ricciardo end up F1's right place wrong time guy?
Replies: 118
Views: 21712

Re: Will Ricciardo end up F1's right place wrong time guy?

I don't think Max being Red Bull's darling had any real (as opposed to imagined) bearing on Ricciardo's chances of success there. It certainly didn't hurt his chances when he went up against Red Bull's then-darling Vettel in 2013. Ricciardo got pretty much thumped by Max last year and it's probable...
by Randine
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Ricciardo end up F1's right place wrong time guy?
Replies: 118
Views: 21712

Re: Will Ricciardo end up F1's right place wrong time guy?

Apparently he is on £20 million a year, more than double Red Bull. He went for money and to run from Max. He isn’t significantly less talented than Max but Max is better and has a higher ceiling and Max is Red Bulls darling. Leaving Red Bull is probably Dans best chance of getting in a Ferrari or M...