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by Lotus49
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11836

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Vettel is a complete washed up bum to be honest .. obviously didn’t train during the off season.. seems content to be just one of the guys .. pathetic really from a 4 times wdc.. compare that to Alonso who has clearly taken off season seriously and looks really prepared Vettel slowed down for Yello...
by Lotus49
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11836

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Vettel is a complete washed up bum to be honest .. obviously didn’t train during the off season.. seems content to be just one of the guys .. pathetic really from a 4 times wdc.. compare that to Alonso who has clearly taken off season seriously and looks really prepared Vettel slowed down for Yello...
by Lotus49
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11836

Re: 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

pokerman wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:03 pm
Alonso was never even brought to the stewards.

file:///C:/Users/Mark/Downloads/2021%20Bahrain%20Grand%20Prix%20-%20Decision%20-%20Qualifying%20Yellow%20Flags.pdf
Why would he be?
by Lotus49
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 10664

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

If the new rules work then no, no-one will come close and F1 may well get split into 2 eras much like tennis when talked about in the future because the era's differ so greatly. If they don't work and we still get dominant cars for extended periods then with the ever expanding calendar and what i ex...
by Lotus49
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fernando - Amazon Prime
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Fernando - Amazon Prime

Haven't had the chance yet but read that the Dakar parts are really good and I missed all of that so looking forward to it.

Autobiography is out later this year as well I believe.
by Lotus49
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stefano Domenicali replaces Chase Carey as F1 CEO
Replies: 33
Views: 1801

Re: Stefano Domenicali replaces Chase Carey as F1 CEO

So 3 ex-Ferrari employees are now at in the top 3 positions in motorsport. Hmmm.... That said, Todt is expected to step down in 2021, so maybe there is hope for us yet. Brawn was more recently a Mercedes employee do not forget. However he didn't exactly leave Mercedes on good terms. Neither did SD,...
by Lotus49
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Renault re-branding to Alpine for next season!
Replies: 18
Views: 2047

Re: Renault re-branding to Alpine for next season!

Yeah I thought for sure they'd go blue and yellow because of all those connections but they're going red,white and blue so oh well. We'll still hear plenty of Renault talk because of the engine so I can see why if they were going to remain then they may as well push a sports car brand they want more...
by Lotus49
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 7867

Re: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)

Assuming the 3 teams stay roughly where they are then the lead midfield is going to be pretty sweet to watch... Vettel vs Ricciardo vs Alonso vs Norris vs Ocon. And if Ferrari can make a semi decent step with the engine then we can add Leclerc and Sainz into the mix on a regular basis as I'm sure th...
by Lotus49
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 61
Views: 3953

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

Easy pick for Sainz but the man has no luck. Quietly having a great season. How do you see Charles Sainz going against Charlie Leclerc? I think Leclerc will have too much for him over a season in both sessions but closer to the Merc situation rather than RB's. Close but clear to pinch a Boxing phra...
by Lotus49
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 61
Views: 3953

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

Easy pick for Sainz but the man has no luck. Quietly having a great season.
by Lotus49
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Indy 500
Replies: 40
Views: 2878

Re: 2020 Indy 500

Wickens fleshes out the impact of a crash in practice and some other nuggets from the Arrows Boys performances for anyone interested. Moral of the story is don't bin it in practice I guess... DML: How do you assess Alonso’s performance at Indy this year? RW: I think that crash toward the end of Day ...
by Lotus49
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 7992

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Rumours on another forum are that Renault will be rebranded Alpine-Renault or something along those lines with their current DP World sponsor and next years car will be blue and yellow and that we may see Alonso and Ocon driving outside of F1 for Alpine somewhere too. Already confirmed is Alpine bra...
by Lotus49
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Indy 500
Replies: 40
Views: 2878

Re: 2020 Indy 500

Not that it matters, it was a Honda year as Newgarden found out so the win was never on whether he bins it in practice or not or whether his clutch failed or not. Just got to hope 2023 is a Chevy year or he hooks up with Andretti again which interestingly Mario seems to think is possible so perhaps...
by Lotus49
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Indy 500
Replies: 40
Views: 2878

Re: 2020 Indy 500

The bottom line is it's clutching at straws saying that Alonso beat last year's winner when he got pushed into the outside wall and had to pit with damage. Alonso being slow started the week previous, how can his car be slow and his 2 rookie teammates car's be quicker? It's not clutching at staws, ...
by Lotus49
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Indy 500
Replies: 40
Views: 2878

Re: 2020 Indy 500

Not that it matters, it was a Honda year as Newgarden found out so the win was never on whether he bins it in practice or not or whether his clutch failed or not. Just got to hope 2023 is a Chevy year or he hooks up with Andretti again which interestingly Mario seems to think is possible so perhaps...
by Lotus49
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Indy 500
Replies: 40
Views: 2878

Re: 2020 Indy 500

After he got pushed into the wall and had to pit with damage that cost him a lap, Alonso also beat all of the other drivers that were quicker but crashed. You forget Alonso had a clutch issue himself for the 2nd half of the race and had other issues worth a mention for fairness... AMPS's Lead Aerod...
by Lotus49
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Indy 500
Replies: 40
Views: 2878

Re: 2020 Indy 500

Not that it matters, it was a Honda year as Newgarden found out so the win was never on whether he bins it in practice or not or whether his clutch failed or not. Just got to hope 2023 is a Chevy year or he hooks up with Andretti again which interestingly Mario seems to think is possible so perhaps ...
by Lotus49
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Indy 500
Replies: 40
Views: 2878

Re: 2020 Indy 500

Alonso finished 21st of 24 running at the end. Ho hum... Well, the guy right behind him -- 22 out of 24 -- is the same driver who won it last year. Make of that what you will... After he got pushed into the wall and had to pit with damage that cost him a lap, Alonso also beat all of the other drive...
by Lotus49
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Indy 500
Replies: 40
Views: 2878

Re: 2020 Indy 500

Alonso finished 21st of 24 running at the end. Ho hum... Well, the guy right behind him -- 22 out of 24 -- is the same driver who won it last year. Make of that what you will... After he got pushed into the wall and had to pit with damage that cost him a lap, Alonso also beat all of the other drive...
by Lotus49
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Practice and Qualifying Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 11687

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Practice and Qualifying Thread

Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:45 pm
The mystery of the sister Bull car continues..
What's the mystery? Albon isn't on Max's level and the RB can be tricky at times as far as I can tell.
by Lotus49
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Practice and Qualifying Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 11687

Re: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Practice and Qualifying Thread

There were reports yesterday that qualifying engine modes could be banned from next season and further reports today that they could be banned as soon as Spa. https://the-race.com/formula-1/special-qualifying-modes-could-be-banned-after-spain/ How odd. Although I don't disagree with it, why now? Af...
by Lotus49
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes & Formula 1 cannot agree contract to continue after 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 2873

Re: Mercedes & Formula 1 cannot agree contract to continue after 2020

From the BBC article: "Under this system, Ferrari last year earned about an additional $110m (about £84m), Mercedes and Red Bull more than $70m, McLaren about $30m and Williams $10m. "All those payments have been removed from next year, and replaced by a new system, which will reward Ferrari $40m e...
by Lotus49
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the Ferrari engine the weakest on the grid right now?
Replies: 34
Views: 5035

Re: Is the Ferrari engine the weakest on the grid right now?

According to AMuS the answer is yes, Ferrari are weakest. Can't get the link rn but iirc they said...

Mercedes
Renault (-25bhp)
Honda (-30bhp)
Ferrari (-50bhp)

Big yikes for Maranello.
by Lotus49
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 10973

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

I can't see this punishment surviving the appeals. There is enough grey area there I feel for RP to successfully appeal. And enough grey area to potentially have them removed from the WCC if the others make a strong enough case that running a listed part designed by another constructor makes RP at ...
by Lotus49
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 10973

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

Essentially we know they didn't design the RBD, a rival constructor did, so on what basis are RP eligible for prize money this year in the WCC if we're all agreed they are running a part they were supposed to do themselves or through a 3rd party but did not? You can reasonably argue not being able ...
by Lotus49
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 10973

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

Essentially we know they didn't design the RBD, a rival constructor did, so on what basis are RP eligible for prize money this year in the WCC if we're all agreed they are running a part they were supposed to do themselves or through a 3rd party but did not? You can reasonably argue not being able t...
by Lotus49
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 10973

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

I can't see this punishment surviving the appeals. There is enough grey area there I feel for RP to successfully appeal. And enough grey area to potentially have them removed from the WCC if the others make a strong enough case that running a listed part designed by another constructor makes RP at ...
by Lotus49
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 10973

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

So not salty at all, they were right, the RBD are illegal for RP to run this year because they didn't design them at all unlike they initially claimed. The FIA just can't stop them running them anyway without excessively draconian (Fire entire design team and provide fresh design) or potentially dan...
by Lotus49
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: He's back.. BBC reporting Alonso has signed for Renault 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 3930

Re: He's back.. BBC reporting Alonso has signed for Renault

I read it's a 3 year deal which I'm a bit surprised about but with where Renault are,the additions of his Ferrari friends in Fry and De Beer to go along with Budkowski and with the Budget Cap coming in I guess it makes sense for lack of any top 3 interest to think slightly longer term. I hope Renaul...
by Lotus49
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 197516

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

Abu Dhabi

1. Hamilton
2. Leclerc
3. Vettel
by Lotus49
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 197516

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

Brazil

1. Bottas
2. Hamilton
3. Verstappen
by Lotus49
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 258277

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (COTA Updated)

Brazil

1. Bottas
2. Hamilton
3. Verstappen
4. Vettel
5. Leclerc
6. Albon
7. Sainz
8. Norris
9. Ricciardo
10. Gasly
by Lotus49
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 197516

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

United States

1. Leclerc
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
by Lotus49
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 258277

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Suzuka Updated)

United States

1. Hamilton
2. Leclerc
3. Vettel
4. Bottas
5. Verstappen
6. Albon
7. Sainz
8. Norris
9. Ricciardo
10. Perez
by Lotus49
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 197516

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

Mexico

1. Leclerc
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
by Lotus49
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 258277

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Suzuka Updated)

Mexico

1. Leclerc
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
4. Verstappen
5. Bottas
6. Albon
7. Sainz
8. Grosjean
9. Ricciardo
10. Norris
by Lotus49
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 197516

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

Japan

1. Leclerc
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
by Lotus49
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 258277

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Sochi Updated)

Japan

1. Leclerc
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
4. Verstappen
5. Bottas
6. Albon
7. Sainz
8. Ricciardo
9. Norris
10. Hulkenberg
by Lotus49
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019
Replies: 650
Views: 197516

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2019

Russia

1. Leclerc
2. Hamilton
3. Vettel
by Lotus49
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 258277

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Singapore Update

Russia

1. Leclerc
2. Hamilton
3. Vettel
4. Verstappen
5. Bottas
6. Albon
7. Sainz
8. Ricciardo
9. Norris
10. Hulkenberg