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by pendulumeffect
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Russell perform against Bottas?
Replies: 215
Views: 10195

Re: How will Russell perform against Bottas?

I would not bet on it but I suspect George might get pole position. He is known to be fast and I think he may be hiding some techniques other drivers overlook. I don't think Bottas has the extra something to stop him, despite his experience and familiarity in the car. Russell doesn't have much to lo...
by pendulumeffect
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean won his life thanks to his training and quick thinking. After a 56g shunt and passing through a safety barrier, he managed to escape a burning car filling his helmet with black smoke so he could not see. Not every driver would have found a way out of that smoking wreck. Winning the r...
by pendulumeffect
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 6772

Re: Could next year be Vettel's final nail in the coffin?

I doubt it. He is the only other WDC on the grid at the moment other than Lewis (and Alonso next year who was last champion almost 14 years ago). He will be valuable to any team until he chooses to retire.
by pendulumeffect
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc
Replies: 116
Views: 6339

Re: Stewart: Hamilton not at the level of Fangio etc

Let's make no mistake, Hamilton is better than Schumacher or Alonso ever was in absolutely every single area. Lewis is a clean racer, excellent risk manager and thinks outside the box. I doubt Fangio would get a race seat in F1 today given he wouldn't even fit in a modern F1 car. I cannot think of a...
by pendulumeffect
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda to quit F1 after 2021
Replies: 161
Views: 6857

Re: Honda to quit F1 after 2021

First off, it is tragic for F1 to lose one of only three engine manufacturers. However, Honda has once again come back to F1 with an awful engine, rose to mediocre, started to show real promise...then they quit. Again. It is sad to see an engine maker leave the sport, but to heck with Honda. Stay o...
by pendulumeffect
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The end of Party Mode
Replies: 35
Views: 3787

Re: The end of Party Mode

Maybe Party Mode can live on in Mercedes road cars? You change drive mode from Sport / Track / Race or whatever to Party Mode and disco lights come on and Pitbull starts playing on the audio system etc?
by pendulumeffect
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams
Replies: 72
Views: 9010

Re: Williams

I believe BMW were demanding a controlling stake. Even if not i'm not sure why you think they would have stayed involved after 2009 instead of pulling out. They weren't interested in staying with Sauber even as a junior partner or just as an engine suplier. Well things may have happened very differ...
by pendulumeffect
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams
Replies: 72
Views: 9010

Re: Williams

Williams went down the pan when they lost BMW engines. A sale to BMW then would have possibly kept them both in F1. F1 is all about business now and if you don't have the biggest partners you are going to lose. At least they have not simply folded but they need better engines, partnerships and spon...
by pendulumeffect
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams
Replies: 72
Views: 9010

Re: Williams

Williams went down the pan when they lost BMW engines. A sale to BMW then would have possibly kept them both in F1. F1 is all about business now and if you don't have the biggest partners you are going to lose. At least they have not simply folded but they need better engines, partnerships and spons...
by pendulumeffect
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Gulf Sponsorhip
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Re: McLaren Gulf Sponsorhip

I thought this deserved a thread as well. Possibly the most iconic racing livery of all time, perfectly matched with the papaya orange of McLaren. I think we could see McLaren win again someday with the right engine. I do feel the need to find a unique engine partner though to win the championship.
by pendulumeffect
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Austrian Grand Prix
Replies: 36
Views: 2456

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Austrian Grand Prix

If Norris progresses and wins races or championships, this podium will have been the springboard. McLaren are in dire need of podiums to get back to the top. I hope this is the start of something great.
by pendulumeffect
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 19967

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

I think Baku 2017 was the turning point. He threw away his composure. After that the pressure and mistakes cost them driver and team dearly. It's a shame Vettel could not pull one championship out of the bag at Ferrari just to cement his status as a top F1 driver and not just the beneficiary of a do...
by pendulumeffect
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How F1 should ultimately be formatted [MERGED]
Replies: 105
Views: 4649

How F1 should ultimately be formatted [MERGED]

An exciting F1 format with a balanced and fair playing field ought to look more like this: 1. Qualifying 2. Forward Grid Race (from qualifying positions) last approx 1 hour 3. Reverse Grid Race (from qualifying positions) last approx 1 hour 4. Aggregate Times decide winning positions Fastest Qualify...
by pendulumeffect
Thu May 28, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Daniel Abt sanctioned for 'substitute' in esports race
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: Daniel Abt sanctioned for 'substitute' in esports race

One could say disqualification was a very 'Abt' punishment!! :D :D :lol: :lol: :nod: :smug:
by pendulumeffect
Wed May 13, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 19967

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

Yeah I think Vettel to McLaren makes sense with them having a German engine next year, and then Vettel has a route into Mercedes should Lewis leave (unlikely for a while). I could see Vettel and Norris getting on well (probably). I hoped Ricciardo would go to Ferrari but I think Sainz deserves a cra...
by pendulumeffect
Tue May 12, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 19967

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

It's a bit sad that he had the car to win the WDC in 2017 and 2018 but threw it away thanks to mistakes by both him and the team. He really should have accepted the pay cut unless he had an offer at Mercedes. He could win races at other teams but to win a championship again at a team other than the ...
by pendulumeffect
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: vettel turns down 1 year deal ?
Replies: 43
Views: 12825

Re: vettel turns down 1 year deal ?

If Hamilton and Wolff went to Ferrari, the press would call it a Red Mercedes!
by pendulumeffect
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is this the end for some F1 teams?
Replies: 37
Views: 12225

Re: Is this the end for some F1 teams?

If worse came to the worst, and F1 was cancelled for 2 seasons (this is a very real possibility) I am sure most or all the struggling teams would simply be bought out by somebody. The furloughed staff and organisation still has future value.
by pendulumeffect
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silverstone in reverse.
Replies: 20
Views: 8442

Re: Silverstone in reverse.

It would be interesting if they ran circuits in opposite directions alternating each year but I think most drivers would find the change a bit nauseating as the circuits lose their flow and appeal somewhat. I think most modern circuits would be safe as the runoff areas are too generous anyway. Any d...
by pendulumeffect
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual race!
Replies: 119
Views: 30440

Stick the drivers in simulators and televise a virtual race!

This is a massive opportunity to make e-sports history and something worth watching!!! Put the driver's points towards the championship and omit the constructors. Surely this is better than no F1 at all?
by pendulumeffect
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault Team quitting F1 after 2019?
Replies: 38
Views: 9139

Re: Renault Team quitting F1 after 2019?

Helmet Marko has already stated there is no room at Red Bull for Ricciardo. His thoughts are that Renault would be taken over very quickly. Big question is who would be in a position to take over manufacture of the power units? Being as that's the money making division for Renault Sport, that would...
by pendulumeffect
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen needs to watch his back
Replies: 178
Views: 35667

Re: Verstappen needs to watch his back

LeClerc might look good now, but another 3-4 years without a Ferrari WDC and they will change drivers again. Verstappen has time but he may have to wait for a seat at Mercedes oor for Honda to make another big gain. 2021 won't be a a massive shake up from what I have seen, but ground effect ought to...
by pendulumeffect
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will we ever get a new engine supplier enter F1?
Replies: 10
Views: 3075

Will we ever get a new engine supplier enter F1?

Are we now stuck with just Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault and Honda? Is any other engine or car manufacturer brave enough and willing to put the resources together to beat the established psu makers? Will the 2021 rules actually make much difference to the race now the engines are more or less the decid...
by pendulumeffect
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?
Replies: 47
Views: 6601

Re: Would Lewis win the world Championship in a Ferrari?

The trouble is if he was at Ferrari, then Verstappen, Vettel or Riccardo would be at Mercedes by now, or Rosberg racking up the World titles without him in the way, and we'll assume LeClerc is his team mate. But I certainly think he COULD win the title in a Ferrari, just as he has done in a McLaren ...
by pendulumeffect
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren to change engines again???
Replies: 43
Views: 8178

Re: McLaren to change engines again???

McLaren should have held on to Honda longer. They are going to be changing engine supplier every 3 years in the hope it gets them back to the front, but the fact is that since they left Honda there is no other engine supplier that will give them the power to win a world title. They need a tie up wit...
by pendulumeffect
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Has Sebastian Vettel taken his last victory?
Replies: 93
Views: 13422

Re: Has Sebastian Vettel taken his last victory?

I doubt it. If Ferrari build a higher downforce car next year I can only see Vettel getting faster.
by pendulumeffect
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 20399

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

If they didn't sack Kimi Raikonnen after performing so slowly against Alonso & Vettel, why are they going to sack Vettel after a 12 month period of mistakes? Even when Raikonnen left it was for Alfa Romeo. The fact is Ferrari know they have got an unstable car and lack of downforce and the drivers a...
by pendulumeffect
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rejoining the track when you'd at sideways on to the track.
Replies: 24
Views: 4292

Re: Rejoining the track when you'd at sideways on to the tra

Surely with the modern electronics sending virtual safety car data to the driver, it also ought to be possible for race control to tell a stationary spun driver warnings to stay stationary until the track is clear to rejoin the circuit?
by pendulumeffect
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 32682

Re: 2019 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

I am betting Lewis will win tomorrow as the Ferraris are going to eat their tyres. Also LeClerc is going to have a difficult time getting to the first corner with both Mercedes behind him, it's going to be an exciting start to the race.
by pendulumeffect
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: T-bone accidents in racing?
Replies: 12
Views: 2172

T-bone accidents in racing?

How often do they occur? Can the sidepods and survival cell survive a T-bone crash at certain speeds? Are racing cars tested for T-bone collision? Any notable instances in historic races where the driver has survived?
by pendulumeffect
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 14410

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

Spa has always been dangerous but I think we have to remember that if we want close racing, you are going to get t-bone situations and multiple car pile ups which the cars simply are not designed to handle. If a 200 mph car hits an unsighted static vehicle, there is not much science can do the save ...
by pendulumeffect
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How good was Stirling Moss?
Replies: 77
Views: 15371

Re: How good was Stirling Moss?

I think Stirling Moss was better than some F1 champions and against modern drivers, I'd place him above Alonso and Raikkonnen.
by pendulumeffect
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 71892

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

I think he should get a 1 year extension if he secures 2nd or 1st in the championship otherwise another driver deserves to take his place. Simple as that.
by pendulumeffect
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alfa Romeo penalised and...
Replies: 53
Views: 9329

Congrats to Kubica on scoring a point for Williams!

A good race for Williams at Hockenheim last weekend given the current state of the scoreboard. They are certain to be last in the standings but if the drivers can deliver some points on difficult races, they can hold their head up high and say they tried their best. They are lucky the Alfas were pen...
by pendulumeffect
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Honda - Heh Heh
Replies: 34
Views: 6965

Re: Honda - Heh Heh

I think McLaren will eventually build their own engines. Might be 10, 20 years but they will eventually want to be in total control of their design like Ferrari and Mercedes are.
by pendulumeffect
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus Evija vs F1 vs Le Mans
Replies: 17
Views: 4383

Re: Lotus Evija vs F1 vs Le Mans

I really like the car. Looks beautiful. I think the weight of these electric cars will come down and the range will go up when they finish developing those solid state batteries and the technology just generally matures. 10 years ago I would have laughed if you told me that an electric car could ac...
by pendulumeffect
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus Evija vs F1 vs Le Mans
Replies: 17
Views: 4383

Re: Lotus Evija vs F1 vs Le Mans

I really like the car. Looks beautiful. I think the weight of these electric cars will come down and the range will go up when they finish developing those solid state batteries and the technology just generally matures. 10 years ago I would have laughed if you told me that an electric car could ac...
by pendulumeffect
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lotus Evija vs F1 vs Le Mans
Replies: 17
Views: 4383

Lotus Evija vs F1 vs Le Mans

Doubtless many of you will now be familiar with the beautiful new Lotus Electric Hypercar with 1973bhp / 2000ps and approx 1700kg weight. This is more than twice the weight of a Formula E car. It is something like 1100bhp / metric ton without getting out a calculator. It is a limited run hypercar bu...
by pendulumeffect
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where would you like to see Vettel in 2020?
Replies: 49
Views: 9281

Re: Where would you like to see Vettel in 2020?

I don't think Vettel is finished, I just think the Ferrari is not to his liking, which is understandable given he does well in high downforce cars like the Redbull. I think Ferrari will accept him having 1 off season, givne he completely out performed Raikkonnen and was given a maligned car this yea...
by pendulumeffect
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 96162

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

I don't think Max would fair very well against Lewis at this point in time as team mates over the course of the year. Max is very good at fighting aggressively, overtaking winning races and wet weather driving however Lewis already does that and he gets pole positions, overtakes cleanly, few mistake...