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by Covalent
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?
Replies: 78
Views: 2563

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I fear it's going to be here to stay. More people will undoubtedly watch on Friday now actual quali happens then and more people will watch on Saturday because it's something new. That's what the powers that be are after. They won't care if it makes the product poorer. Only if it makes it more sale...
by Covalent
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?
Replies: 78
Views: 2563

Re: Sprint races to replace Saturday qualifying?

I fear it's going to be here to stay. More people will undoubtedly watch on Friday now actual quali happens then and more people will watch on Saturday because it's something new. That's what the powers that be are after. They won't care if it makes the product poorer. Only if it makes it more sale...
by Covalent
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?
Replies: 134
Views: 6769

Re: Who are the BEST QUALIFIERS on the grid?

This never seems to happen in F1. Just because driver A beat driver B a certain number of years ago and now driver B is beating driver C, it doesn't necessarily mean you can simply rank the drivers. Take your nuance elsewhere! It isn't welcome here! :twisted: In all seriousness, there is definite m...
by Covalent
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Tweets Thread
Replies: 140
Views: 44139

Re: F1 Tweets Thread

I've seen a few good memes with Kimi holding the sign, but for those unaware of the original, this is it:
by Covalent
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Bahrain 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Bahrain 2021

^Good point about Kimi v. Gio, I didn't know about the pitstop issues.

I voted the same as you except that I did choose Kimi (largely because I wasn't aware of the pit stop).
by Covalent
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)
Replies: 90
Views: 3676

Re: Hamilton's Sportsmanship (split from Bahrain 2021 Race Thread)

One important factor in Max not being able to repass Hamilton was that he went to the dirty side of the track to let him through, collecting lots of dust and sand on his tyres. I don't think they really recovered from that.
by Covalent
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Fernando Alonso thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 384635

Re: The Official Fernando Alonso thread

Turns out it was a sandwich wrapper in the brake duct that ended his race.
by Covalent
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How to make 2021 even better.
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: How to make 2021 even better.

You want to remove Merc's competition?
by Covalent
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 52
Views: 3186

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

;) Early days but looking at Ricciardo vs Norris and Leclerc vs Sainz, knowing how Sainz and Norris stack up against each others... Looks like Leclerc could very well be on Verstappen's level. Maybe even higher?

Edit: Sorry for the OT, thought this was the race thread.
by Covalent
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 13771

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

Mistake by Verstappen to go to the dirty side of the track to let Lewis by. He should have stayed on the clean side and have Lewis be the one to collect the dirt. I don't think he really recovered from that.
by Covalent
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2021 Pick 10 Competition
Replies: 42
Views: 1410

Re: 2021 Pick 10 Competition

Bahrain
1. Hamilton
2. Bottas
3. Verstappen
4. Perez
5. Norris
6. Ricciardo
7. Alonso
8. Leclerc
9. Vettel
10. Ocon
by Covalent
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 8826

Re: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread

It's so weird seeing MSC on the timing screens again. What is weird is that he should be SCH. The reason for MSC was because Ralf Schumacher was racing when they came up with the 3 letter abbreviation system. He then retained it throughout his career. I guess they have done it for marketing reasons...
by Covalent
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Murray Walker dies aged 97.
Replies: 26
Views: 1253

Re: Murray Walker dies aged 97.

F1Tyrant wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:30 am
97 laps around the Sun is a good effort! Hopefully, Murray's enjoying post-race celebrations elsewhere!
That's nicely put :) :-((
by Covalent
Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams FW43B revealed!
Replies: 40
Views: 1987

Re: Williams FW43B revealed!

They should have become a Mercedes B-Team when the opportunity was there (early years of hybrid regulations). The Mercedes trickle-down effect would have kept them solvent enough to hold their heads high and been further up the grid. I think Frank Williams would rather have no team than a team that...
by Covalent
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)
Replies: 945
Views: 24217

Re: Hamilton vs Schumacher and their contemporaries (split from Official Hamilton Thread)

I find it ironic how it is now within the best interest of Hamilton fans to hype up Vettel as much as possible, because that looks better for Hamilton’s legacy. After how much Vettel was bashed by Hamilton fans circa 2017-2018, it’s just a bit ironic. Yes I can imagine the struggle... "How much can...
by Covalent
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams FW43B revealed!
Replies: 40
Views: 1987

Re: Williams FW43B revealed!

I hope the awfulness of the livery just means they've put all resources into the performance of the car.
by Covalent
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Aston Martin AMR21 revealed!
Replies: 16
Views: 1429

Re: Aston Martin AMR21 revealed!

Look a green Mercedes!
by Covalent
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2022 Engine Freeze
Replies: 82
Views: 4432

Re: 2022 Engine Freeze

I find this entire engine freeze / convergence discussion pretty distasteful to be honest. If they choose to go down the path of keeping Honda's engines then fine, no problem, but they should be made to suffer the consequences that accompany that decision & they should suffer them alone & not expec...
by Covalent
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2022 Engine Freeze
Replies: 82
Views: 4432

Re: 2022 Engine Freeze

I find this entire engine freeze / convergence discussion pretty distasteful to be honest. If they choose to go down the path of keeping Honda's engines then fine, no problem, but they should be made to suffer the consequences that accompany that decision & they should suffer them alone & not expec...
by Covalent
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official "When Will Hamilton Sign" Thread...
Replies: 46
Views: 4361

Re: The Official "When Will Hamilton Sign" Thread...

Exediron wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:18 pm
Covalent wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:46 am
Based on the vibes I get from social media I bet he's costing the sport much more than that.
You must be in some weird echo chamber on Social Media, then...
Yeah that's entirely possible.
by Covalent
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures
Replies: 1675
Views: 703218

Re: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures

I wasn't mocking him, just mentioned that it was more noticeable. Losing hair is quite a terrible thing for men I'm not sure it's such a big deal these days though is it? I'm a nude nut, a chrome dome, a cue ball. I look like the top of a bottle of roll on deodorant. I'm bald. Not Vettel bald, or C...
by Covalent
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures
Replies: 1675
Views: 703218

Re: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures

What a funny topic x(
by Covalent
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official "When Will Hamilton Sign" Thread...
Replies: 46
Views: 4361

Re: The Official "When Will Hamilton Sign" Thread...

I wouldn't be devastated if he took a sabbatical. Philistine, hater, uuuh, you want to see him fail, uuuuh, what else? Just preparing you!!! :-P :lol: F1 must secretly wish they could do a Ferrari/Kimi and pay him the rumoured 50mil he's asking for not to race. Based on the vibes I get from social ...
by Covalent
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official "When Will Hamilton Sign" Thread...
Replies: 46
Views: 4361

Re: The Official "When Will Hamilton Sign" Thread...

I wouldn't be devastated if he took a sabbatical.
by Covalent
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures
Replies: 1675
Views: 703218

Re: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures

JN23 wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:31 am
Covalent wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:07 am
UnlikeUday wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:23 pm
Can You guys guess?

Image
Source - Imgur
Guess what?
I think we might be looking at a young Sergio Perez on the right.
Yes I just wasn't sure what I was supposed to be guessing at.
by Covalent
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures
Replies: 1675
Views: 703218

Re: Rare, Funny & Interesting F1 Pictures

UnlikeUday wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:23 pm
Can You guys guess?

Image
Source - Imgur
Guess what?
by Covalent
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!
Replies: 29
Views: 1934

Re: 2021 - Exciting lineup & intra-team battles!

I think "Exciting lineup & intra-team battles" (topic) is a completely different topic than "The best team lineup" (poll). For instance I rate Mercedes and RB quite similarly when it comes to who has the best lineup, but the RB intra-team battle is far more exciting because Hamilton vs. Bottas is so...
by Covalent
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mercedes unbeatable?
Replies: 104
Views: 11102

Re: Is Mercedes unbeatable?

KingVoid wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:49 am
Brundle doesn’t think that either Mercedes or Hamilton are slowing down anytime soon. In fact, he predicts Hamilton to retire with 10 world titles:

https://www.planetf1.com/news/lewis-ham ... ip-record/
Good times for F1.
[/sarcasm]
by Covalent
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Yes it's worth remembering that was the condition of the sponsor who were to be paying for her drive rather than something the team asked her to do. Didn't the team try to negotiate with the sponsor for her to pose in a bikini without even clearing it with her first? That's pretty ordinary form in ...
by Covalent
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 1224
Views: 363459

Re: Female Racing Drivers

I just read that W-series contender Emma Kimiläinen was very close to landing a seat in Indy Lights a few years back but she wouldn't agree with the teams (or rather main sponsor's) requirement of topless promotion x(
by Covalent
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread
Replies: 187
Views: 9434

Re: The Great Big 2021 A > B > C Thread

These are qualifying times? I would be interested to see how the a-b-c comparisons worked out for past seasons, so prediction vs reality.
by Covalent
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 101050

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)

I expect when Russell steps up to Mercedes in 2022, it'll be clearer if Hamilton has dropped off. With Toto Wolff's 3 year deal at Mercedes, I expect Hamilton to sign on for 2+1. I suspect that George is an elite qualifier anyway. Actually, we might be looking at a freakish era for great qualifiers...
by Covalent
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 101050

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)

I expect when Russell steps up to Mercedes in 2022, it'll be clearer if Hamilton has dropped off. With Toto Wolff's 3 year deal at Mercedes, I expect Hamilton to sign on for 2+1. I suspect that George is an elite qualifier anyway. Actually, we might be looking at a freakish era for great qualifiers...
by Covalent
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 9 long years...
Replies: 62
Views: 11359

Re: 9 long years...

I wonder if the mod-toilet is like the Family Guy one or the Rick&Morty one....
by Covalent
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3945

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

When even a veteran Hamilton supporter wants Russell in the car, surely Mercedes should take the hint from the worldwide audience and just make the call for Russell to drive? It may not be up to them, depends on Hamilton's contract. If there are no medical reasons for him to sit out the race they m...
by Covalent
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 10973

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

I'd be careful about claiming it was "without consent" if you look at the unblurred version of the video it looks consensual. I never said it was without consent, I said it APPEARED to be without consent based on the fact she pushes his hands away. The blurred version makes it look a lot worse than...
by Covalent
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 10973

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

I'd be careful about claiming it was "without consent" if you look at the unblurred version of the video it looks consensual. I never said it was without consent, I said it APPEARED to be without consent based on the fact she pushes his hands away. The blurred version makes it look a lot worse than...
by Covalent
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 14027

Re: 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix Race Thread

So Russell gets to keep his points so I'm happy that he walked away with a least something from a race he probably should have won on merit, but weren't the rules as clear cut as they come regarding the DSQ if using someone else's tyres? Had this been a Ferrari we'd be hearing FIArrari right now. T...
by Covalent
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 11713

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

Were I the team decision maker, I'd be questioning whether Mercedes need to pay Hamilton $50m to dominate F1... If you remove Hamilton from this years standings and move everyone up, then Mercedes go from 13 wins to 7. In 2019 from 15 to 10 In 2018 from 11 to 4 In 2017 from 12 to 6 If you eliminate...