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by Alex53
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Tyre failure or over run tyre.
Replies: 34
Views: 1479

Re: Tyre failure or over run tyre.

How many times to Pirelli tyres have to prove dangerous for F1 to ditch them and go back to something like Bridgestone?

Those accidents at 200mph+ could have turned out much much worse.

I'm happy to watch unpredictable races, but not at the expense of the safety of the drivers.
by Alex53
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Proposed Sprint Race weekend simple Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 4824

Re: Proposed Sprint Race weekend simple Poll

I think it is worth trying. My issue with it is I thought they would add a proportional amount of available tyres. Also, I think the points being awarded for a 1/3 distance race should be 1/3 of the points or thereabouts. Otherwise it is simply not worth the risk for most of the field to go all out,...
by Alex53
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F1 Saturday sprint race
Replies: 98
Views: 3261

Sprint Races

I just read an article about the proposed Saturday sprint races. It mentions that they will give some WDC and WCC points, which makes sense, and that they will determine the grid order for the Sunday race. What it doesn't mention is, what decides the grid order for the sprint race? Will practice 3 b...
by Alex53
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 9331

Re: 2021 Pre-season Test (Bahrain) Thread

How I miss attending testing in Jerez :( I'll never forget the incredible sound of a lonely car going round early in the morning as you got to the circuit. Lotus - Jerez 2015 https://www.alexzapataphotography.com/images/blog/f12015lotusrenault.jpg Mercedes - Jerez 2015 https://www.alexzapataphotogra...
by Alex53
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso Injured Whilst Cycling
Replies: 25
Views: 1751

Re: Alonso Injured Whilst Cycling

This page has a little video explaining how the accident is supposed to have happened.
https://www.marca.com/motor/formula1/20 ... b463b.html
by Alex53
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso Injured Whilst Cycling
Replies: 25
Views: 1751

Re: Alonso Injured Whilst Cycling

According to Marca (I know), he has just come out of reconstructive surgery for his jaw and has lost several teeth too.

https://www.marca.com/motor/formula1/20 ... b4649.html
by Alex53
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso Injured Whilst Cycling
Replies: 25
Views: 1751

Re: Alonso Injured Whilst Cycling

A spanish radio (https://play.cadenaser.com/) just said that his jaw needs an operation :( Obviously we don't have any details about how bad his injuries are, but for a jaw to need operating, it would seem to imply broken jaw surgery, which is no walk in the park. I hope he makes a full and swift re...
by Alex53
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4783
Views: 1056967

Re: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread

Apparently, negotiations over a new contract have stalled until Mercedes get him a round table for discussions to take place around! Yeah, I noticed Marca currently has that as their top news on their site, literally saying "Daimler blocks Hamilton contract renewal" and "Hamilton has no contract wi...
by Alex53
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mercedes unbeatable?
Replies: 104
Views: 11769

Re: Is Mercedes unbeatable?

Over 1 race: No.
Over a season: Yes.
by Alex53
Sun May 17, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Carlos Sainz Jr. Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 19510

Re: The Official Carlos Sainz Jr. Thread

I just heard an interview with Carlos Sainz Jr. where he is reminiscing about his test with Red Bull where he managed to get into their young driver development programme. He expresses his gratitude to María de Villota, who coached him and prepared him for this test. He describes how he'd drive behi...
by Alex53
Tue May 12, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 22416

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

JN23 wrote:What about Bottas to Ferrari? A proven track record of being a solid number 2 and might actually be better than Sainz if that’s the route they want to go down.
I don't think Bottas is better than Sainz, but he would be easier to manage in a number 2 status if that is what they are seeking.
by Alex53
Tue May 12, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 22416

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

It's not surprise that the Ferrari-Vettel relationship has soured. There were signs of it, both sides feeling that they were let down by the other, Ferrari seeming to have a greater affinity for Leclerc. So no surprise there. That said, the fact that this puts Vettel in an Alonso-like position is sy...
by Alex53
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imola to replace Chinese GP?
Replies: 49
Views: 18597

Re: Imola to replace Chinese GP?

Jerez.

They tested there yearly until recently.

The place is used to hosting similar events (MotoGP every year)

And more importantly, it is a one hour drive for me to attend!
by Alex53
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MOTO GP cancelled in Qatar.
Replies: 28
Views: 11484

Re: MOTO GP cancelled in Qatar.

My gut feeling is there is not going to be an Australian GP. At least not in March. With respect to the rules, 5.7 says the event may be cancelled if there are less than 12 cars. That is a little ambiguous. It doesn't say it may be cancelled due to non-attendance ONLY if there are less than 12 cars....
by Alex53
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racing Point RP20 livery revealed!
Replies: 32
Views: 11640

Re: Racing Point RP20 revealed!

Wheel-base looks very long...or am I seeing things
by Alex53
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imola to replace Chinese GP?
Replies: 49
Views: 18597

Re: Imola to replace Chinese GP?

I don't like Imola, and when I look at the chicane in the Tamburello turn where Senna died, I still feel it is dangerous and doesn't have enough run-off where its needed.
by Alex53
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull RB16 revealed!
Replies: 13
Views: 7541

Re: Red Bull RB16 revealed!

Interesting nose!

Image

The little "wheel cover winglets" over the front wheels also look new. Or did I miss them previously?
by Alex53
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who wouldn't have won the title in the 2019 Mercedes?
Replies: 84
Views: 23666

Re: Who wouldn't have won the title in the 2019 Mercedes?

The question can be condensed to "who is worse than Bottas?"
by Alex53
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia GP a possibility for 2023
Replies: 45
Views: 7999

Re: Saudi Arabia GP a possibility for 2023

I get the point about how taking a position and excluding some countries means you can be seen as legitimising other countries. I don't see it that way because what is being said implicitly is anyone with principles has to himself achieve perfection in how he exercises those principles or they are n...
by Alex53
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Australian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 265
Views: 56738

Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton gets first pit stop even if he is not leading Mercedes?

Or did Bottas have first call and just decide to go on longer?
by Alex53
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 51237

Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Th

*sigh*

Call me when other teams stand a chance in this sport.
by Alex53
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull RB15 Revealed!
Replies: 27
Views: 9473

Re: Red Bull RB15 Revealed!

Ultra compact body. Either Honda have finally nailed it (and McLaren will be kicking themselves) or we are going to see a very unreliable Red Bull this year.
by Alex53
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why do you support who you support?
Replies: 48
Views: 13266

Re: Why do you support who you support?

I don't support a single driver, but I prefer some drivers to others. The ones I prefer? The ones that come across as intelligent and calm/well-grounded, mature. That is pretty much it really. It's not that I don't value natural talent/speed, but if I see a driver make a choice that is not obvious a...
by Alex53
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Entertainment Value (TERMINAL ISSUE)
Replies: 31
Views: 9759

Re: F1 Entertainment Value (TERMINAL ISSUE)

Anyone who has followed racing for even a short while could see these aero regulations would make close racing harder, not easier. If they truly want to reduce costs, enhance the racing and keep manufacturers happy by focusing on developing in road relevant areas, it's simple, tiny, simplified wings...
by Alex53
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 39111

Re: 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

A Honda engine fastest in the speed trap, Red Bulls 1st and 3rd in an engine heavy circuit...FP1 has me puzzled :)
by Alex53
Wed May 30, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How to make Monaco more exciting?
Replies: 77
Views: 16129

Re: How to make Monaco more exciting?

The main issue is with the cars. They make a lot of races boring, not just Monaco. When they fix the cars, then they can start looking at what circuits are better or worse.
by Alex53
Wed May 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Circuit de Catalunya
Replies: 29
Views: 8146

Re: Circuit de Catalunya

Both Montmeló and Jerez are good layouts. The problem is more in Formula 1 cars than in the circuits.
by Alex53
Sun May 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 279
Views: 43579

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

davidheath461 wrote:Most other weather forecasts are saying it will be dry and sunny.
GP3 Race wet, F2 race on a wet track, safe to say its not dry and sunny today.
by Alex53
Sun May 13, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 52739

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Spanish weather agency says 70% chance of rain and thunder between noon and 6pm today in Montmeló.

http://www.aemet.es/es/eltiempo/predicc ... #detallada
by Alex53
Sun May 13, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 279
Views: 43579

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Wet GP3 race. Hoping for at least a wet track at the start of F1.
by Alex53
Wed May 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 279
Views: 43579

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

The thing I've noticed is the level of times rain has been predicted, it has hardly ever been predicted at the right time. Nor has it often been close to being as extreme as they were predicting. So I somehow think that at least one of the sessions that they are saying it is very likely to rain wil...
by Alex53
Wed May 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 279
Views: 43579

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Weather forecast update (from Spanish National Weather Agency, aemet.es)

Friday 00–12h: 30% chance of rain
Friday 12-24h: 0% chance of rain

Saturday 00–12h: 55% chance of rain
Saturday 12-24h: 95% chance of rain (+ thunderstorm)

Sunday: 90% chance of rain
by Alex53
Tue May 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is this the end of the podium ceremony on TV???
Replies: 43
Views: 17553

Re: Is this the end of the podium ceremony on TV???

The podium interviews have mostly been quite cringe-worthy. I only remember enjoying the one Sir Patrick Stewart did, but that guy has so much charisma he can make most things work. The grid walk has also long become stale and samey. It was interesting at one point but nowadays I'd much rather just ...
by Alex53
Tue May 08, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 279
Views: 43579

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Typical. McLaren bring a shed load of harder tyres to test the upgrades and we're going to get rain,lol. Well they should know. Even now there's a severe weather warning for rain and thunderstorms in Montmeló today and tomorrow. (And I'm going by the Spanish national weather agency not by some phon...
by Alex53
Tue May 08, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 279
Views: 43579

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Typical. McLaren bring a shed load of harder tyres to test the upgrades and we're going to get rain,lol. Well they should know. Even now there's a severe weather warning for rain and thunderstorms in Montmeló today and tomorrow. (And I'm going by the Spanish national weather agency not by some phon...
by Alex53
Tue May 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 279
Views: 43579

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

It's usually one of the least exciting races, but on the plus side it is a good indicator of where teams are going to be relative to each other in the season ahead, so that aspect has my interest. Also, the current weather forecast for Montmelo is 90% chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday. (Source -...
by Alex53
Tue May 08, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F2 races Wow.... you should be watching
Replies: 180
Views: 51285

Re: F2 races..... Wow

Where do they show F2 races? I think one of the biggest problems with feeder series is they are always shown on some obscure medium in just a few countries. When Sky came up with Sky F1 I thought, great, now they have a whole channel where they can show the support races on F1 weekends, and maybe ot...
by Alex53
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Liberty's Blueprint Revealed for Formula 1 - 2021 onwards!
Replies: 106
Views: 30899

Re: Liberty's Blueprint Revealed for Formula 1 - 2021 onward

As a long term fan who stopped watching the races when F1 became "Formula Mercedes" a few years ago and am only returning to the sport this year, I for one am glad with what Liberty Media is doing with F1. Finally someone is actually treating F1 like a sustainable business and an entertainment prod...
by Alex53
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why not give Kimi the benefit of the doubt
Replies: 45
Views: 21885

Re: Why not give Kimi the benefit of the doubt

You clould clearly see how Kimi slowed and looked towards the scene of the accident with concern as he walked towards the garage. In my view people have seen too many movies with unlikely heroes rushing in to help. Benefit of the doubt? No need to even doubt, the man did the right thing.