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by Covalent
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 114
Views: 4055

Re: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?

Hamilton knows how to place his car in relation to his opponent's to make sure the opponent crashes out while minimizing his own risk, so I don't think he'll be overly cautious. A 25-0 is significantly better than a 25-18 or 18-25 in the wdc hunt so it's worth the risk.
by Covalent
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2021 Pick 10 Competition
Replies: 377
Views: 11856

Re: 2021 Pick 10 Competition

So did I, I scoured the thread 3 times for your and Covalent's predictions. There's nothing fundamentally different about your joker choices, although Perez 3rd now looks a bit optimistic. A third of the field made that call though. Yeah I've just come home from sailing so missed the predictions. G...
by Covalent
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 131
Views: 5418

Re: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race

would be particularly crummy if the WDC end up being decided on a Saturday... I understand this view if we have a showdown in the last race, but from 2017-2020 the championship has been decided with 2/3 races to go. Does it really matter whether it’s decided on a Saturday or Sunday in those instanc...
by Covalent
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just one change.
Replies: 54
Views: 5545

Re: Just one change.

It would be intresting to see what people think now. 6 years on. I have a few. CHASSIS AND AERO. > Single plane front and rear wings. > Single supporting brackets for the rear wing. > The floor must not come further out than the chassis. The floor has to be the same shape of the chassis. FORMAT. > ...
by Covalent
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 British Grand Prix FP & Qualy/Sprint Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 8466

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

Hopefully this won't affect Norris' weekend too much: McLaren Racing can confirm that Lando Norris was involved in an incident, after the Euro 2020 final match at Wembley, during which the watch he was wearing was taken. Thankfully, Lando was unharmed but he is understandably shaken. The team is sup...
by Covalent
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen
Replies: 439
Views: 17627

Re: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen

Welcome to the forum IDFD, hopefully you intend to contribute in other ways beside the "Verstappen fans are so bias"
by Covalent
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Alpine make a mistake extending Ocon's contract?
Replies: 40
Views: 1562

Re: Did Alpine make a mistake extending Ocon's contract?

With Ocon one has to wonder what has gone wrong. As looking at it he just suddenly declined, as he was always in the top 10 and now since his new contract he cant even get out of Q1. One thing I've always wondered about is there something about Alonso's presence in the team that somehow makes his t...
by Covalent
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Alpine make a mistake extending Ocon's contract?
Replies: 40
Views: 1562

Re: Did Alpine make a mistake extending Ocon's contract?

With Ocon one has to wonder what has gone wrong. As looking at it he just suddenly declined, as he was always in the top 10 and now since his new contract he cant even get out of Q1. One thing I've always wondered about is there something about Alonso's presence in the team that somehow makes his t...
by Covalent
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Alpine make a mistake extending Ocon's contract?
Replies: 40
Views: 1562

Re: Did Alpine make a mistake extending Ocon's contract?

With Ocon one has to wonder what has gone wrong. As looking at it he just suddenly declined, as he was always in the top 10 and now since his new contract he cant even get out of Q1. One thing I've always wondered about is there something about Alonso's presence in the team that somehow makes his t...
by Covalent
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Did Alpine make a mistake extending Ocon's contract?
Replies: 40
Views: 1562

Re: Did Alpine make a mistake extending Ocon's contract?

I think so. Normally I'd say only the "superstars" of F1 warrant contracts three years or longer. Ocon isn't that. Stupid risk to take on Alpine's behalf. Maybe Ocon and his team have managed to persuade Alpine into thinking he's the next big thing and they better lock him in before someone steals h...
by Covalent
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen
Replies: 439
Views: 17627

Re: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen

Surprised nobody has added Hamilton damaging his car in Austria to this list - lost him 2 positions as a consequence. I did assume he must have gone wide and damaged the car, but his onboard was posted on Reddit. You can see the lap the car starts to handle badly and he did not go wide in any of th...
by Covalent
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen
Replies: 439
Views: 17627

Re: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen

Surprised nobody has added Hamilton damaging his car in Austria to this list - lost him 2 positions as a consequence. I did assume he must have gone wide and damaged the car, but his onboard was posted on Reddit. You can see the lap the car starts to handle badly and he did not go wide in any of th...
by Covalent
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen
Replies: 439
Views: 17627

Re: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen

Surprised nobody has added Hamilton damaging his car in Austria to this list - lost him 2 positions as a consequence. Yeah, very small for a mistake, but it did cost him a lot in the long run. The team said it wasn't a driving mistake . Whatever that means. However, it seems to be a recurring issue...
by Covalent
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2021 Pick 10 Competition
Replies: 377
Views: 11856

Re: 2021 Pick 10 Competition

I think you could have one full joker per year, and then a couple with point deductions.
by Covalent
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 7989

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread


Alonso showing how to always leave a space 8)
by Covalent
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is performing better in 2021, Norris or Verstappen?
Replies: 40
Views: 2035

Re: Who is performing better in 2021, Norris or Verstappen?

Norris is doing to Ricciardo what Verstappen did to Gasly, Albon & to a lesser extent Perez (and what he couldn't do to Ricciardo). As Dolo surmised, it's your third season in F1 which tends to define your prospective ceiling, Sainz is much to closer to Le Clerc while Ricciardo is much further behi...
by Covalent
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is performing better in 2021, Norris or Verstappen?
Replies: 40
Views: 2035

Re: Who is performing better in 2021, Norris or Verstappen?

If only we knew how badly Ricciardo is underperforming we'd get a clearer picture.
by Covalent
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 7989

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Anyone else notice Hamilton's tail light start blinking when he was racing Norris? Did Hamilton let Norris pass him? Or was he caught out? Very strange place for an overtake.
by Covalent
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 7989

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

Kimi needs to retire. Wheel to wheel combat is not a strong point anymore for him. Kimi also nearly gave Russell a puncture just before Vettel overtook him. He is starting to seriously lack spacial awareness. If Bottas is out of Mercedes next year, I can't see the benifit of keeping Kimi over repla...
by Covalent
Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2021 Pick 10 Competition
Replies: 377
Views: 11856

Re: 2021 Pick 10 Competition

Covalent wrote:
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:28 am
Austria II:

1. Verstappen
2. Hamilton
3. Bottas
4. Perez
5. Norris
6. Leclerc
7. Sainz
8. Gasly
9. Alonso
10. Ricciardo
166 I think, could be pretty good.
by Covalent
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 7989

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

wire2004 wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:46 am
As much as we dont want to bang on about rain today for the grand prix.

But We need rain today during the race.
Imo this could be an interesting race even without rain.
by Covalent
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2022
Replies: 203
Views: 11397

Re: Silly Season 2022

It's the only logical thing to do, get your protege in to learn from one of the best so that he's ready to lead the team after Hamilton retires. They also have an underperforming Bottas making the decision even easier for them. The only argument against it is that it could upset team harmony if Rus...
by Covalent
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 4600

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Rockie wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:34 pm
UnlikeUday wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:14 am
Anyone seen this before:
All the time you would see this watching Teds notebook after qualifying or practice sessions.
So what's the purpose of it?
by Covalent
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 6219

Re: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

When will I stop reading the title of this thread as "2021 Syrian Grand Prix Race Thread"...
by Covalent
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Deciding the WDC
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Deciding the WDC

Will the WDC be decided by a mistake? Will the 2nd place go to the driver who ran wide or who spun out pushing too hard chasing victory at Abu Dhabi or will it solely down to each drivers performances? I'm liking your confidence that it's going to go down to the wire, with Red Bull apparently spend...
by Covalent
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Deciding the WDC
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Deciding the WDC

Will the WDC be decided by a mistake? Will the 2nd place go to the driver who ran wide or who spun out pushing too hard chasing victory at Abu Dhabi or will it solely down to each drivers performances? I'm liking your confidence that it's going to go down to the wire, with Red Bull apparently spend...
by Covalent
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Verstappen's finish line burnout unsafe? (split from Styrian race thread)
Replies: 28
Views: 432

Re: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

What I don't understand is that people who are always really hot on safety seen perfectly willing to accept the "safety" car without question despite it being the one single factor that causes more crashes than any other single thing. The introduction of the safety car to a race is far more likely ...
by Covalent
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Verstappen's finish line burnout unsafe? (split from Styrian race thread)
Replies: 28
Views: 432

Re: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Race Thread

What I don't understand is that people who are always really hot on safety seen perfectly willing to accept the "safety" car without question despite it being the one single factor that causes more crashes than any other single thing. The introduction of the safety car to a race is far more likely ...
by Covalent
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Deciding the WDC
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Deciding the WDC

Will the WDC be decided by a mistake? Will the 2nd place go to the driver who ran wide or who spun out pushing too hard chasing victory at Abu Dhabi or will it solely down to each drivers performances? I'm liking your confidence that it's going to go down to the wire, with Red Bull apparently spend...
by Covalent
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 4600

Re: 2021 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Seems to be about 5s slower than a quali lap in an F1 car :-P
by Covalent
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 131
Views: 5418

Re: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race

Rules around tyres are also changing. In Friday’s first practice each driver can only use two sets of tyres, while the Friday qualifying session will provide drivers with five soft tyres sets. After that teams will use these options for tyres for the remainder of the weekend: One set of tyres for S...
by Covalent
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2021 Pick 10 Competition
Replies: 377
Views: 11856

Re: 2021 Pick 10 Competition

Austria II:

1. Verstappen
2. Hamilton
3. Bottas
4. Perez
5. Norris
6. Leclerc
7. Sainz
8. Gasly
9. Alonso
10. Ricciardo
by Covalent
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Styrian Grand Prix
Replies: 28
Views: 1525

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Styrian Grand Prix

Yeboah24 wrote:
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:24 pm
Covalent wrote:
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:12 am
"RB and Max dominating" - the word "dominating" has certainly suffered some serious inflation.
Ok i rephase, max dominated a race. Point remains, nobody us used to such a domination (in a race over merc)
Ok fair enough, I just read it the wrong way.
by Covalent
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Baku!Paul Ricard!Styria Fastest Laps
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

Re: Baku!Paul Ricard!Styria Fastest Laps

I don't put much value on fastest laps as a comparison tool. The way the current tyre regulations are, whoever is on the best set (softest and freshest) tyres late in the race will probably set the fastest lap. Given most teams run their drivers on different strategies and the tyre life and ultimat...
by Covalent
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Styrian Grand Prix
Replies: 28
Views: 1525

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Styrian Grand Prix

"RB and Max dominating" - the word "dominating" has certainly suffered some serious inflation. What else do you call leading every practice session, qualifying on pole, and then setting a new record for winning margin on Sunday? I would call that being the best over a weekend whereas I would consid...
by Covalent
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Styrian Grand Prix
Replies: 28
Views: 1525

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Styrian Grand Prix

"RB and Max dominating" - the word "dominating" has certainly suffered some serious inflation.
by Covalent
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3821
Views: 1253689

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Should any images of "Helmut Marko in wet t-shirt contest" from this year's Styrian GP be pre-emptively banned? I think it belongs to the same category as the FlavThong and SexyHorner.
by Covalent
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen
Replies: 439
Views: 17627

Re: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen

Hamilton needs Bottas tomorrow, the last thing he needed was Bottas stating P13. He hadn't set a time and was getting a +3 penalty. Why would he slow down Bottas in the only qualifying session he was guaranteed to be ahead of him. As I said, why would he risk ruining Bottas' lap as there was nothin...
by Covalent
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most disappointing driver of 2021
Replies: 138
Views: 7838

Re: Most disappointing driver of 2021

I started out thinking that Ricciardo was the most disappointing driver this year. After the French GP I have to revise my vote and say Botttas is the most disappointing driver. Valtteri's head is just getting into a worse and worse place. Still Ricciardo even on his best day today he's still slowe...
by Covalent
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen
Replies: 439
Views: 17627

Re: Uncharacteristic errors from Hamilton and Verstappen

Hamilton's mistakes and "sorry guys" seem to be occuring very often this year. Anther one t add to his list which is now pretty big compared to verstappen. I think this one’s a bit harsh personally. Outqualified by Bottas yeah but that happens about a third of the time and Bottas has a better head ...