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by Sutton
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 17117

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

Apparently Bild are reporting that Vettel will be driving the 2020 Mercedes next year at the expense of Perez who has a clause that his contract has a pay to end clause so long as it is triggered by July 31st. Post Posted: 15 Jul 2020 08:11 :lol: :lol: I see what you did there!! If this turns out to...
by Sutton
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How would people feel about over-the-winter seasons?
Replies: 12
Views: 9800

Re: How would people feel about over-the-winter seasons?

I like it.
However what I think will happen is there will be no races until the summer, Canada, Britain or France. Start the season then and if there is only 10 races in 2020 instead of 22 so be it.
2021 hopefully back to normal starting in Melbourne.
by Sutton
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Imola to replace Chinese GP?
Replies: 49
Views: 16913

Re: Imola to replace Chinese GP?

why not just have a second GP at Vietnam instead?

Or even Fuji speedway?
by Sutton
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Regs
Replies: 129
Views: 28108

Re: 2021 Regs

Sounds promising. But we just need to wait and see.
2020 season however is going to be basically a countdown to 2021.
by Sutton
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault disqualified from Japanese GP!
Replies: 78
Views: 14722

Re: Renault using a Illegal Braking System?

What is it with Endstone and cheating?

(allegedley)
by Sutton
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Miami GP...again...2021
Replies: 49
Views: 11537

Re: Miami GP...again...2021

I agree the US needs a 2nd GP, but will need to see if this gets off the ground.
I would prefer they went back to Indy.
Loved seeing the F1 cars on the oval.
by Sutton
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2 day weekend. And a little bit of a rant to increase race d
Replies: 13
Views: 4439

Re: 2 day weekend. And a little bit of a rant to increase ra

I reckon its been way too long since the format was changed for a F1 weekend.
For a start there is no need for 3 Practice sessions.
by Sutton
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races in 2020
Replies: 176
Views: 26640

Re: Sprint races in 2020

This, for me, is the most baffling thing about F1. There are issues/weaknesses within F1. The lack of competitive balance, the difficulty in following closely behind another car, the out of control budgets, etc. F1 seems to have very little problem identifying it's areas where improvement is needed...
by Sutton
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races in 2020
Replies: 176
Views: 26640

Re: Sprint races in 2020

What I'd like (and have been suggesting since at least 2015) is that they should mix up the weekends a bit as I don't see why they need to be identical to each format-wise. I'd welcome having a sprint race replace the quali in some of the weekends and keeping a conventional quali in the rest. We ha...
by Sutton
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sprint races in 2020
Replies: 176
Views: 26640

Re: Sprint races in 2020

Qualifying in the present format is PERFECT. Ok, it would be if there wasn't such a large gap between the cars, but in theory the top 10 shootout is as good as you can get. I have no idea what they are playing at. If anything, do we really need 3 practice sessions that are pretty worthless? They cou...
by Sutton
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max Verstappen - 2021 Team?
Replies: 16
Views: 3310

Re: Max Verstappen - 2021 Team?

His best bet is sticking with Red Bull until at least end of 2021. He will have a full season to assess how each team has done with the new regs. He could move to Merc and it turns out their car is a dog and he is pretty much snookered. Red Bull have at least had a car that has won races for 10 year...
by Sutton
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F3 Monza Crash - all seems OK though.
Replies: 59
Views: 8102

Re: F3 Monza Crash - all seems OK though.

For all the clever clogs they have in F1, sometimes it staggers me how the blatantly obvious is never looked at. Diggers beyond the barriers lifting cars - there is no point having tyre barriers etc when the tractor is before it. A few near misses - Brundle 1994 in Japan, Hamilton 2007 at Nuburgring...
by Sutton
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F3 Monza Crash - all seems OK though.
Replies: 59
Views: 8102

Re: F3 Monza Crash - all seems OK though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj3r9xM9Dzo

Spa 2014, sausage kerb.

So its not a one off.
by Sutton
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Season: 22 Races!
Replies: 22
Views: 3936

Re: F1 2020 Season: 22 Races!

It makes no sense. In todays age of climate change etc, why the hell are they criss crossing around the globe? What idiot thought it would be a great idea to have 1 week between Azerbaijan and Canada? They are in asia at the start of the season, then 2 races near the end of the season, interupted by...
by Sutton
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Building the perfect F1 calendar.
Replies: 25
Views: 5315

Re: Building the perfect F1 calendar.

1. Australia 2. Malaysia 3. China 4. Suzuka 5. Singapore 6. Abu Dhabi 7. Baku 8. Nuburgring 9. Silverstone 10. Monza 11. Hungary 12. Spain 13. France 14. Belgium 15. USA Indianapolis 16. Interlagos 17. Mexico City 18. Argentina 19. USA Long Beach 20. Canada 21. USA Laguna Seca Series then has a Eur...
by Sutton
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Building the perfect F1 calendar.
Replies: 25
Views: 5315

Re: Building the perfect F1 calendar.

Signapore should stay imo, and it should be the unique night race. Bahrain could be a 'twilight' race.
Abu Dhabi is absolute pants and always has been.
by Sutton
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Building the perfect F1 calendar.
Replies: 25
Views: 5315

Building the perfect F1 calendar.

21 is a strange number. How about 24 - absolute maximum. What nations or continents to visit? Some countries have only 1 suitable circuit, some have more. So rotation on a bi annual basis? I would go back to Kyalami if only just to tick a box that the continent of Africa has a GP. The following circ...
by Sutton
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel finished?
Replies: 211
Views: 26876

Re: Is Vettel finished?

He seems a broken man.
I would not be the least bit surprised if he chucked it at the end of the season.
Which would be a crying shame as he is still a talented driver. Being team leader at a constantly failing Ferrari wont be easy either for him.
by Sutton
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread
Replies: 159
Views: 65958

Re: Channel 4 UK coverage - news thread

Watched CH4 coverage yesterday and it was a breath of fresh air compared to the Sky coverage I have been watching the last 6 years or so.
by Sutton
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DOTD Canada 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7502

Re: DOTD Canada 2019

Stroll by a distance. Not a fan, but fair play to him for this performance.
by Sutton
Tue May 28, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 48946

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

They are making too much of Hamiltons tyre 'drama'.
Chances of him getting overtaken were slim to nil anyway.
Not close to his win at Monaco with McLaren in 2008 imo.
by Sutton
Tue May 28, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MURRAY WALKER - Mercedes is best F1 Team ever!
Replies: 36
Views: 9083

Re: MURRAY WALKER - Mercedes is best F1 Team ever!

It is seriously depressing how dominate they are.
The sport is dying because of it (well one of the reasons)
Yet, you cannot help admire them for being so consistent in getting everything right.
Unless they make a rubbish car on purpose the rest cannot catch up.
by Sutton
Tue May 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Dutch Grand Prix?
Replies: 43
Views: 10468

Re: 2020 Dutch Grand Prix?

Some of that track looks super narrow!

Amazing within a few years we have went from 2 spanish GP to none.
by Sutton
Mon May 13, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84525

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Some great ideas on this thread. But for me, it needs fixed NOW! Not waiting for 2021 or whatever. Fix it now. FIA and Liberty need a backbone. Give the manufacturers no say in the rules. Make it fair and proper. No team other than Red Bull, Mercedes or Ferrari has had a car on the podium for over ...
by Sutton
Mon May 13, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 84525

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Some great ideas on this thread. But for me, it needs fixed NOW! Not waiting for 2021 or whatever. Fix it now. FIA and Liberty need a backbone. Give the manufacturers no say in the rules. Make it fair and proper. No team other than Red Bull, Mercedes or Ferrari has had a car on the podium for over a...
by Sutton
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Australian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 265
Views: 49573

Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix Race Thread

When we get a hit on the front wing, are we going to lose the entire thing now? :D
by Sutton
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 10019

Re: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019

so sudden and so sad.
one of the good guys in F1.
RIP Charlie.
by Sutton
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race fans 20 questions
Replies: 82
Views: 14506

Re: Race fans 20 questions

1. Helmut Marko says Red Bull-Honda will win five races. How many do you think they will win? 4 2. What will Daniel Ricciardo’s highest race finish be? 3rd . 3. Who will score the most points: Lando Norris, Alexander Albon or George Russell? Lando Norris. 4. Which driver will out-qualify their team ...
by Sutton
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 34966

Re: Point for fastest lap

I can't decide yet if I like this or hate it.
Why not a point for pole position then?
by Sutton
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?
Replies: 55
Views: 12509

Re: Do you support the current revenue distribution model?

Lets say there is 1bn in prize money or whatever.
It should be split evenly between 10 teams.
100m each.
The end.

It shouldn't even be a discussion.
If teams like Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren don't like it, then tough.
by Sutton
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: IndyCar on Sky Sports
Replies: 5
Views: 1888

Re: IndyCar on Sky Sports

Glad they have something else to show on the channel now.

With each passing year, there is less and less 'new content' on it.
Must be a couple of years since they made anything for it, except the live races.
by Sutton
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: IndyCar on Sky Sports
Replies: 5
Views: 1888

Re: IndyCar on Sky Sports

JN23 wrote:Sky Sports will show all the qualifying sessions and races from this season's IndyCar.

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433 ... f1-in-2019
Good news.
by Sutton
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predictions for the 2019 season
Replies: 62
Views: 18998

Re: Predictions for the 2019 season

1 Ferrari 2 Red Bull 3 Mercedes 4 Renault 5 McLaren 6 Alfa Romeo 7 Toro Rosso 8 Haas 9 Racing Point 10 Williams There will be nothing between the top 3. A smaller gap than usual between top 3 and the rest, but still sizable. Nothing at all between 4-8. Little between Racing Point and Willams. Althou...
by Sutton
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Common Gearbox 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 13311

Re: Common Gearbox 2021

Me personally couldn't give two hoots about gearboxes, but I can appreciate alot of people do.
I think we should draw the line here and go no further.
by Sutton
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Season Montage
Replies: 11
Views: 4443

Re: 2018 Season Montage

Very well done.
Should be very proud of that.
by Sutton
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Few Teams but High Level
Replies: 24
Views: 9621

Re: Few Teams but High Level

As far as I remember, Max Mosley had tried to get a budget cap in place.
This was used to attract the 4 new teams (USF1 never got off the ground).
Unsurprisingly in F1, there was no budget gap. And the new teams never stood a chance.
by Sutton
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115593

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 1 Line

Tyre type C4, C5 etc along with the colours are an absolute joke! Impossible to follow. I thought this set up was only for launch and a better system was going to be implemented. :x Its an absolute embarrassment. How can they get this so wrong constantly? C1? Red (c2) Yellow WHAT the heck?? 3 compo...
by Sutton
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115593

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 1 Line

Cars looking super reliable so far.
by Sutton
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Teams total points over Hybrid Era
Replies: 3
Views: 3294

Re: Teams total points over Hybrid Era

Interesting stats.
Williams decline is amazing, Toro Rosso always been steady.
Ferrari slow steady improvement.