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by lbennie
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 371842

Re: Silly season 2018

Sainz is only on loan to Renault apparently.
by lbennie
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 371842

Re: Silly season 2018

1 year deal.

Looks like Ferrari/Merc are going to be fighting over Ric then.
by lbennie
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192715

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

Uh, the final lap he did hes good old direction change in the braking zone that cause Dan to take evasive action and run wide.
by lbennie
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192715

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.
by lbennie
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 192715

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

Driver's go through form patches with qualy pace.

Just because Max has been the better performer on saturdays for half a season doesn't mean it will always be that way.
by lbennie
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Half season - rate the drivers
Replies: 83
Views: 20632

Re: Half season - rate the drivers

Hamilton 8.75
Bottas 8.0

Vettel 9.25
Räikkönen 6.75

Ricciardo 8.5
Verstappen 8.75

Perez 7.0
Ocon 7.0

Massa 6.0
Stroll 5.0

Alonso 8.0
Vandoorne 6.0


Grosjean 8.0
Magnussen 8.0

Hülkenberg 7.5
Palmer 4.0

Sainz 7.0
Kvyat 6.5

Ericsson 7.0
Wehrlein 6.5
by lbennie
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 625
Views: 92272

Re: 2017 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

and the winter sandbagging award goes to Red Bull
by lbennie
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Underdog winners
Replies: 58
Views: 15181

Re: Underdog winners

Ricciardos 2014 RB was further away from the front than his 2016 RB, no?
by lbennie
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your driver rankings for 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 6682

Re: Your driver rankings for 2016

1. Ricciardo
2. Hamilton
3. Alonso
4. Verstappen
5. Rosberg
6. Sainz
7. Perez
8. Vettel
9. Bottas
10. Raikkonen
11. Hulkenberg
12. Wehrlein
13. Button
14. Ericsson
15. Grosjean
16. Magnussen
17. Palmer
18. Massa
19. Kvyat
20. Gutierrez
21. Ocon
22. Nasr
23. Haryanto
by lbennie
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will Verstappen become WDC?
Replies: 59
Views: 11776

Re: When will Verstappen become WDC?

Bookies are favouring max because brazil is fresh in the memory. Everyone seems to have forgotten about Monaco though which was even more other-worldy in performance. Out qualifying both mercs in the dry is ridiculous, especially back then when the RB was close to a second off the mercs in raw pace....
by lbennie
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso named best F1 driver by top journalists.
Replies: 62
Views: 17984

Re: Alonso named best F1 driver by top journalists.

Alonso has one of the best qualifying records on the grid vs team mates. 2nd only to Ricciardo iirc.
by lbennie
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mexico 2016: Vettel vs Ricciardo
Replies: 82
Views: 13349

Re: Mexico 2016: Vettel vs Ricciardo

I was happy about that. I think Dan could have taken the place had if Max moved over for both of them. And with that Dan secures 3rd in the championship. A good effort to be best of the rest. I think there was practically Zero chance for Ricciardo to get into the podium had Verstappen played it fai...
by lbennie
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mexico 2016: Vettel vs Ricciardo
Replies: 82
Views: 13349

Re: Mexico 2016: Vettel vs Ricciardo

I was happy about that. I think Dan could have taken the place had if Max moved over for both of them. And with that Dan secures 3rd in the championship. A good effort to be best of the rest. I think there was practically Zero chance for Ricciardo to get into the podium had Verstappen played it fai...
by lbennie
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fernando Alonso names F1's best driver
Replies: 79
Views: 18425

Re: Fernando Alonso names F1's best driver

And how did Dan surpass Vettel in pit strategy? And how did Dan surpass Vettel in starts? And how did Dan surpass Vettel in settings? And how did Alonso come to figure all this out anyway? You know, as I can see it, Alonso just throws this staff out, pulls a "Trump". Gets some media atten...
by lbennie
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo 2014 vs 2016 season
Replies: 132
Views: 24444

Re: Ricciardo 2014 vs 2016 season

And look at that - fresh engine for both & Dan has his edge back. ill add to what you guys are talking about above. Its easier for the merc boys to get hit their maximum (450) because the have 1/2 a second gap behind them most of the time. This isn't the case for ric (in many races the RB was ac...
by lbennie
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DOTW USA - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend
Replies: 47
Views: 7364

Re: DOTW USA - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend

Sainz, Alonso, Ricciardo, Hamilton.
by lbennie
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fernando Alonso names F1's best driver
Replies: 79
Views: 18425

Fernando Alonso names F1's best driver

Andrew Benson asks Fernando Alonso to name F1's best driver For me, Daniel Ricciardo, How so? Because I am impressed with the way in which he tackles his job. He is exceedingly devoted to his work. On the racetrack I do not recognize any mistakes. I know no one who attacks better. If he has set him...
by lbennie
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton: "why me?"
Replies: 240
Views: 30909

Re: Hamilton: "why me?"

That looks like what happened to me
by lbennie
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo 2014 vs 2016 season
Replies: 132
Views: 24444

Re: Ricciardo 2014 vs 2016 season

RB has only been 2nd best for few races now, ferrari holding the advantage for most races during the first half of the season.

Ric is in some divine form this year.
by lbennie
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Singapore Grand Prix
Replies: 49
Views: 7957

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Singapore Grand Prix

So then... the brakes shouldn't be used to praise Nico's performance or excuse Lewis'. If the brakes were not a problem then they are a non factor in judging performance. The brakes were an anticipated problem. Assuming both Nico and Lewis had the same parts attatched then neither driver should be ...
by lbennie
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: would be interesting to see race w/ everyone had same equip
Replies: 44
Views: 6791

Re: would be interesting to see race w/ everyone had same eq

Didn't Massa do an annual charity karting event to which all the F1 drivers were invited? Yes, the Desafio Internacional das Estrelas. Many top names, including Schumacher and Alonso have participated. http://ultimavolta.com/outras/noticias/2009_11_30_Massa_levanta_a_torcida_e_Schumacher_vence_o_De...
by lbennie
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: had some issues w/ the TV commentary re: Ham (singapore)
Replies: 54
Views: 7903

Re: had some issues w/ the TV commentary re: Ham (singapore)

Martin & Croft completely missed one of the most exciting phases of the race. Ric closed in on Ros to within 3 seconds & pitted at the end, then unleashed a ridiculous outlap, meanwhile rosberg ran into traffic straight after they played his radio on the world feed telling him to push (obvio...
by lbennie
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo 2014 vs 2016 season
Replies: 132
Views: 24444

Re: Ricciardo 2014 vs 2016 season

Well, if it's more then one then Verstappen is winning they've only had 11 races together. Well, Kvyat has had twice as many races and outperformed Ric about twice as many times as Max has. His quali record vs Ric is better than Verstappen's Ric is performing better this year than last. Also, Max i...
by lbennie
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Singapore Grand Prix
Replies: 49
Views: 7957

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Singapore Grand Prix

Paddy says the brakes were behaving normally & singapore always requires brake management.
by lbennie
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo 2014 vs 2016 season
Replies: 132
Views: 24444

Re: Ricciardo 2014 vs 2016 season

Best driver on the grid at the moment. Someone said it earlier in the thread & it is really true. He's very similar to alonso in his prime. No mistakes (the guy has had 1 retirement due to driver error in 7 years), always on it, great race craft, legendary 1 lap pace, great to work with, fantast...
by lbennie
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Singapore Grand Prix
Replies: 49
Views: 7957

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Singapore Grand Prix

Vettel finished just 25 seconds behind Rosberg having been over 30 seconds behind after the safety car came in at the start - that means he basically completed most of the race distance quite a bit faster than the leader, and he did so while simultaneously dealing with about a dozen cars of traffic...
by lbennie
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DOTW Singapore- Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend
Replies: 16
Views: 2884

Re: DOTW Singapore- Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Week

Ric had no right doing what he did this weekend with a car .5 off merc in raw pace.

Vettel would have been right up there with him too without the saturday problems.

have to give it to one of those two.
by lbennie
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will win in Singapore?
Replies: 64
Views: 10897

Re: Who will win in Singapore?

Latest odds are; Hamilton - 2/1 Ricciardo - 3/1 Rosberg - 4/1 Verstappen - 6/1 Vettel - 9/1 (not a bad bet) Raikkonen - 20/1 Vettel to win and Raikkonen each way (4/1 odds for a podium) look like decent bets. I would have put big money on Dan if he was over 5/1 I've just got to say that I hate the ...
by lbennie
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull want to challenge in 2007?
Replies: 38
Views: 7717

Re: Red Bull want to challenge in 2007?

infi24r wrote:On key tracks, they will challenge for sure. But Merc still have a PU advantage, that isn't going away and I'm not convinced Red Bull have a better chassis or aero this year either. It works better on specific tracks but its still quite draggy overall.


Hello Toto
by lbennie
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will win in Singapore?
Replies: 64
Views: 10897

Re: Who will win in Singapore?

Red Bull are always mega here even when they are 1+ secs off at other tracks.

Can't see anything other than a Dan/Max win as the RB has come on in leaps & bounds lately.
by lbennie
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen, Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso - crash kids
Replies: 217
Views: 26005

Re: Verstappen, Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso - crash kids

Ric managed the transition to top driver without any crashing at all. I don't see how it is a right of passage, as you are putting it.
by lbennie
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: No halo in 2017?
Replies: 43
Views: 9432

Re: No halo in 2017?

Motor racing is dangerous. It is part of it's charm. It is why corners such as Eau Rouge & 130R hold such prestige and fame.

We are in danger of crossing a line here with cockpit protection that will, imo, eventually lead to the drivers wearing VR headsets with a wheel & pedals in the pits.
by lbennie
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the grid on wheel-to-wheel racing! (2016 edition)
Replies: 50
Views: 10124

Re: Rank the grid on wheel-to-wheel racing! (2016 edition)

Ric is a freaking animal when it comes to race craft
by lbennie
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rank the grid on wheel-to-wheel racing! (2016 edition)
Replies: 50
Views: 10124

Re: Rank the grid on wheel-to-wheel racing! (2016 edition)

hamilton, alonso & ricciardo stand out for me.
by lbennie
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 German Grand Prix
Replies: 59
Views: 8340

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 German Grand Prix

Yes, IIRC Alonso is second on the grid only to Ricciardo when it comes to qualifying statistics.
by lbennie
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your driver rankings for the first half of 2016!
Replies: 59
Views: 8530

Re: Your driver rankings for the first half of 2016!

1. Daniel Ricciardo 2. Max Verstappen 3. Lewis Hamilton 4. Sergio Perez 5. Carlos Sainz 6. Fernando Alonso 7. Sebastian Vettel 8. Jenson Button 9. Kimi Raikkonen 10. Nico Rosberg 11. Valtteri Bottas 12. Nico Hulkenberg 13. Pascal Wehrlein 14. Romain Grosjean 15. Marcus Ericsson 16. Kevin Magnussen 1...
by lbennie
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Battle for 3rd in WDC
Replies: 27
Views: 8648

Re: Battle for 3rd in WDC

Rosberg, Dan is much better and that Car is within touching distance now.