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by DuckMcF
Fri May 18, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Magnussen a more dangerous driver than Verstappen?
Replies: 20
Views: 5725

Re: Is Magnussen a more dangerous driver than Verstappen?

I think Max's moves are more precise and calculated to cause maximum drama for his opponent. K-Mag doesn't seem to me to have the same level of precision with his defence. His moves look a little more random, which also maximises his opponent's drama. Basically, Max is like a stream of bat's p|ss. H...
by DuckMcF
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 138558

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

He will go to Mercedes with Hamilton. An insurance policy for if and when Hamilton leaves. Ocon to partner Ricciardo when that happens. +1 :thumbup: Succession planning should at least be being considered by both Merc and Ferrari. I don’t expect it to happen, but it’s not out of the question for ei...
by DuckMcF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 138558

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

The problem for Dan is that RBR have a couple of RB family drivers (Sainz and Gasly) waiting in the wings to take his seat that would complement Max, which I guess is why they're piling on the time pressure. The problem for RBR is that while Dan is not as ultimately fast as Max, he does have stella...
by DuckMcF
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 138558

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

The problem for Dan is that RBR have a couple of RB family drivers (Sainz and Gasly) waiting in the wings to take his seat that would complement Max, which I guess is why they're piling on the time pressure. The problem for RBR is that while Dan is not as ultimately fast as Max, he does have stellar...
by DuckMcF
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 138558

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

He HAS to leave. If he doesn’t he’s going to get webbered by Marco and Max.

Frankly, I think he’d be better off at Renault than staying at RBR; at least Renault are in charge of their own power unit destiny....
by DuckMcF
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why not give Kimi the benefit of the doubt
Replies: 45
Views: 17714

Re: Why not give Kimi the benefit of the doubt

I agree, the outrage directed to Kimi was way out of proportion.

I guess it's just the way things in the Internet age where keyboard warriors first instinct is to pile on with outrage and bile.

As Alonso would way, "It's a yoke!".
by DuckMcF
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predictions after testing and before the first race
Replies: 48
Views: 18204

Re: Predictions after testing and before the first race

My prediction is mayhem and chaos. Melbourne weather has been all over the place lately with unusually strong and gusty winds (for Melbourne) with wild temperature swings from day to day. It’s still a while out, but the current forecast for Saturday has a 70% chance of rain and possible thunderstorm...
by DuckMcF
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race start times possibly changing
Replies: 49
Views: 20291

Re: Race start times possibly changing

I can’t wait for the next round of changes. My hope is for a change to a 7 litre, pushrod V8 with a pair of big ol’ Holleys. A Hemi powered F1, in Richard Petty blue would be a sight (and sound) to behold. MOPAR or no car. Cheers, Noel PS Bernie, please Come back, all is forgiven.... You can make F...
by DuckMcF
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race start times possibly changing
Replies: 49
Views: 20291

Re: Race start times possibly changing

I can’t wait for the next round of changes. My hope is for a change to a 7 litre, pushrod V8 with a pair of big ol’ Holleys. A Hemi powered F1, in Richard Petty blue would be a sight (and sound) to behold. MOPAR or no car. Cheers, Noel PS Bernie, please Come back, all is forgiven.... You can make F1...
by DuckMcF
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race start times possibly changing
Replies: 49
Views: 20291

Re: Race start times possibly changing

All in all
it’s just another
kick in the balls

For the Aussies here, remember the good ol’ days when Channel 9 had the FTA broadcast rights and Bernie ran the show? Back then I never thought I find myself typing out that sentence.

Cheers,
Noel

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K
by DuckMcF
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

I just listed all his podiums, Monaco he did well but just ended up on the best strategy. If your team splits strategy all through the year, sometimes it will favour you sometimes it won't. But he was running 5th before then. Max may have had some fortune to win in Malaysia, but even if both Ferrar...
by DuckMcF
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Ricciardo has comfortably beaten Max in the standings. Which only makes you wonder just how badly Kyvat would have beaten him, given that Kyvat is the only team mate to have beaten Ricciardo over a full season... Is this a serious post? Given the content, and the chap that has posted it, the insinu...
by DuckMcF
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 8326

Re: Webber 2.0

One thing that almost never comes up in these sorts of discussions is, 'Succession planning'. Sure Merc could maintain the status quo with LEW and BOT and likely win a few more championships, but they were really caught on the hop when ROS retired late last year and had to scramble to pick up BOT, ...
by DuckMcF
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 8326

Re: Webber 2.0

One thing that almost never comes up in these sorts of discussions is, 'Succession planning'. Sure Merc could maintain the status quo with LEW and BOT and likely win a few more championships, but they were really caught on the hop when ROS retired late last year and had to scramble to pick up BOT, w...
by DuckMcF
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 8326

Webber 2.0

With Max now stitched up until 2020 are Red Bull going the Full Webber on Dan?

I must admit I find it really hard to believe that they’d nobble their #2, but then from here on RB really need Max to continue to dominate not only in terms of qualifying but also on the scoreboard.

Cheers
Noel
by DuckMcF
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Planet F1 Team-mate wars: Can someone explain Vet-Kimi?
Replies: 25
Views: 10554

Re: Planet F1 Team-mate wars: Can someone explain Vet-Kimi?

It seems to me that it’s PF1’s version of “Click Bait”, to help boost their ad revenue.

If you view it in that light it makes a lot more sense....
by DuckMcF
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

This thread is as pointless as debating which football club is better, Richmond or Collingwood (it's Richmond btw). Anyway, here's my summary of the various views: Max is like a stream of bat's p|ss. He shines out like a shaft of gold when all around is dark. While Dan is like a dose of clap. Before...
by DuckMcF
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Given Alonso's decision timing issues over last few years - what's the bet that Honda go past Renault in terms of engine performance next year and get competitive? You know, I think it's almost guaranteed that Honda will overtake Renault. The god of irony demands it! I doubt Fernando's inner gasket...
by DuckMcF
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

You know, everyone's talking Merc & Ferrari (including me), but by 2019 we shouldn't be counting out Honda (with Red Bull) or Renault. Before someone shouts, "Guards, seize him!", Honda have lost some serious face with the McLaren debacle and I can't help but think that going down a le...
by DuckMcF
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Like everything in life, such as football, politics, F1, etc., your personal truth all depends on your point of view and your inherent biases. With that in mind I think this somewhat pointless thread can be summed up as such: Riccionados (aka Aussies): Scoreboard! RIC is currently scoring points at ...
by DuckMcF
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Only nr. 1 and 2 matter
Replies: 13
Views: 4101

Re: Only nr. 1 and 2 matter

Vettel's fault (mostly), but definitely not worthy of a penalty. Rain + night + standing start was alway going to equal tears and drama somewhere down the grid. On a side note, I'm not on board with the modern way of handing out penalties Willy-nilly. I miss the old days when drivers would sort it o...
by DuckMcF
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Looks like all the Aussies and Ricciardo fans have come out in force to kick the new guy when he's down. Not so much kicking the new guy, more like pointing out that: 1. Max may not be the the second coming of Senna 2. Dan's better than some give him credit for 3. Dan seems to set his car up more f...
by DuckMcF
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Looks like all the Aussies and Ricciardo fans have come out in force to kick the new guy when he's down. Not so much kicking the new guy, more like pointing out that: 1. Max may not be the the second coming of Senna 2. Dan's better than some give him credit for 3. Dan seems to set his car up more f...
by DuckMcF
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Looks like all the Aussies and Ricciardo fans have come out in force to kick the new guy when he's down. Not so much kicking the new guy, more like pointing out that: 1. Max may not be the the second coming of Senna 2. Dan's better than some give him credit for 3. Dan seems to set his car up more f...
by DuckMcF
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

I think it's becoming obvious Dan is outperforming max everywhere right now outside of Qualifying and wet races. No shame in that though, Dan is in beast mode right now. and Max has many years to improve. You would think that, but no. Max can turn in 1 or 2 laps faster than Dan before he breaks dow...
by DuckMcF
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Here's a couple of axioms from other sports that might clear this up a bit. In cricket there are two types of "leaves", a "good leave" and a "bad leave". In F1 there are two types of passes, a "good pass" and a "bad pass". In football, if you slide t...
by DuckMcF
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

I agree with that sentiment, a driver that has collisions can learn to stop having them / take less risk. A slower driver can not become faster. Whilst I prefer Dan, Max can easily become a better driver by just playing the long game a bit more. Dan's slight speed disadvantage, well there isn't any...
by DuckMcF
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

I love how this thread spikes every time Dan beats Max B-b-but, that doesn't count. Yes Dan finished 6 spots ahead of Max, but... umm... he showed panache when he had that accident with Massa, so Max is the better driver As time goes by, my opinion of Max continues to drift lower. A lot of his misf...
by DuckMcF
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Yes, and no. At the moment Max looks faster over one lap, but consider this. At Spa, it could well be that RIC set ran a little less wing to give him a straight line advantage for passing during the race at the expense of the ultimate 1 lap time in qualifying. They were certainly fiddling with wing ...
by DuckMcF
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When can we start calling Max a, "Car breaker"?
Replies: 43
Views: 14143

Re: When can we start calling Max a, "Car breaker"?

...and another RB13 bites the dust.......

I'm guessing that this is a symptom of RB pushing the engineering limits in an attempt to stay competitive with the Merc's and Ferraris, and/or some really bad luck.....
by DuckMcF
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When can we start calling Max a, "Car breaker"?
Replies: 43
Views: 14143

Re: When can we start calling Max a, "Car breaker"?

Hi Gang, I'm not sure why some here have a problem with the concept of a driver being a, "Car breaker". Perhaps it's because the term is a little fuzzy, and can sound derogatory towards the driver. So, I thought I'd have a crack at defining what I mean by, "Car Breaker". As a sta...
by DuckMcF
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When can we start calling Max a, "Car breaker"?
Replies: 43
Views: 14143

Re: When can we start calling Max a, "Car breaker"?

...and another RB13 bites the dust..... Some quotes below from Max show that he had car trouble before he was punted off. In practice, Max had a couple of high(ish) speed, gravel rash offs where he was clearly looking to understand where the limits were. He also had an off in Q3 where he was chasing...
by DuckMcF
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When can we start calling Max a, "Car breaker"?
Replies: 43
Views: 14143

When can we start calling Max a, "Car breaker"?

Hi Gang, Right off the top, Max is currently clearly faster than Dan, at least over a single lap. Over the past four races he's been faster in most of the practice & qualifying sessions as well as like for like racing laps. The thing is though, based on last year Dan is generally gentler on the ...
by DuckMcF
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192447

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

As a side note, how angry must Max be about how the last few races unfolded. Since at least Spain he's been faster (I think) in every practice & qualifying session and every like for like racing lap than RIC. Don't get me wrong, I think that RIC is a fabulous driver, at least in the top 5 curren...
by DuckMcF
Mon May 30, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Daniel Screwed out of Two Wins on the Trot
Replies: 119
Views: 14731

Re: Daniel Screwed out of Two Wins on the Trot

In summary, Hamilton pulled a Bradbury (*1), while Ricciardo got Webbered (*2) *1 - A recent Australian expression meaning to take Victory out of the jaws of defeat. It comes from Steven Bradbury after he won gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics in the men's short track 1000 metres final after ALL of hi...
by DuckMcF
Sun May 11, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel v Ricciardo 2014 watch
Replies: 671
Views: 101394

Re: Vettel v Ricciardo 2014 watch

Ok, understood, and whilst I think Daniel is doing a brilliant job, more than anyone would predict, I also think there is more to it. He may have some distractions but I think he still has the passion. I'm an Aussie (Melb) boy too. Cool, I think we're in agreement. Something's going on, and your pr...
by DuckMcF
Sun May 11, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel v Ricciardo 2014 watch
Replies: 671
Views: 101394

Re: Vettel v Ricciardo 2014 watch

Hi Gang, I'm no Vettel fan, and this may be a bit tangential, but I'm starting to wonder if he's still even interested in F1 let alone wanting to be a driver at the pointy end of the field. If you look at it from Vettel's point of view, he's seen a great of the sport that I'm guessing he grew up id...
by DuckMcF
Sat May 10, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel v Ricciardo 2014 watch
Replies: 671
Views: 101394

Re: Vettel v Ricciardo 2014 watch

Hi Gang, I'm no Vettel fan, and this may be a bit tangential, but I'm starting to wonder if he's still even interested in F1 let alone wanting to be a driver at the pointy end of the field. If you look at it from Vettel's point of view, he's seen a great of the sport that I'm guessing he grew up ido...
by DuckMcF
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When did F1 become an economy run?
Replies: 36
Views: 4802

Re: When did F1 become an economy run?

Thanks everyone, There were some really good thoughts there. I guess modern F1 is just a reflection of the times, ie. conservation and emission reduction. Conservation of fuel, tyres, engines, g/boxes and constructors points. The natural consequence of that is that the drivers are only on 10/10ths a...
by DuckMcF
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When did F1 become an economy run?
Replies: 36
Views: 4802

When did F1 become an economy run?

Hi Gang, Hands up who else is over F1 being an economy run? I am so over hearing references to, "turning the engine down" and "we need to save fuel". "By being a racing driver means you are racing with other people. And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no l...