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by Lotus49
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will win the Championships?
Replies: 121
Views: 6281

Re: Who will win the Championships?

Red Bull still have a car capable and Max is driving it well so It's still up for grabs. They'll need the luck to turn a bit as always, and their PU situation isn't great but it should be game on. Mercedes upgrades seemed to hit and Lewis is driving well so they'll feel good about their chances too ...
by Lotus49
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 139
Views: 5375

Re: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?

“And as for Toto Wolff: We have had good contact for years, he kept calling and smeared honey around our mouths. I think everyone knows why.
“He didn’t get in touch yesterday. Now he no longer needs to call".
-Jos
by Lotus49
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 139
Views: 5375

Re: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?

I expect the inside line to every corner to be more hotly contested than Gaza. Trouble will only emerge though when the slower car gets it. T1's on tracks that allow a favourable outcome when cutting it will also be a thing later in the year when a car gets its nose in front,thanks to Masi's nonsen...
by Lotus49
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?
Replies: 139
Views: 5375

Re: How will Max and Lewis race each other for the rest of the season?

I expect the inside line to every corner to be more hotly contested than Gaza. Trouble will only emerge though when the slower car gets it. T1's on tracks that allow a favourable outcome when cutting it will also be a thing later in the year when a car gets its nose in front,thanks to Masi's nonsens...
by Lotus49
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton/Verstappen British GP 2021 Collision Discussion
Replies: 669
Views: 25352

Re: Forum verdict on the Hamilton/Verstappen collision

Hamilton's fault, he was left enough space but understeered into Verstappen. I think the penalty was fair. Although the consequences were huge the actual error itself was relatively small and does not warrant the drastic penalty that some have been calling for. In that regard I don't see his win as...
by Lotus49
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Mercedes bring any meaningful upgrades in 2021?
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

Re: Will Mercedes bring any meaningful upgrades in 2021?

Depends on when they actually stopped and if stopped means not starting any new developments from then or if all developments under way had stopped. This will be easily answered if anything new pops up over the next few races. I find it hard to believe it's the latter as with development time being ...
by Lotus49
Sun Jun 27, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA to force F1 teams to slow down their pit stops
Replies: 25
Views: 1518

Re: FIA to force F1 teams to slow down their pit stops

In hindsight, had Mercedes been on this list, would they still have complained to the FIA? https://i.imgur.com/GDWgRQo.png Source - Imgur Well no, but that's because they'd have already sunk time and resources into it. Queries like this arise once you've worked out what another team is doing and yo...
by Lotus49
Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 5849

Re: 2021 Styrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I thought Alonso was being a bit overly optimistic when he said he'd need 4-5 weekends to get up to speed but he's on a run since Monaco, which is good to see.
by Lotus49
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 687
Views: 36414

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

I'd be happy to be in either car, it's about as close as you can get in different machinery thus far. Which could force both to keep developing throughout the year, which is great for the likes of Ferrari,Macca and Alpine etc with an eye for next year. Happy days. I believe Toto said the other week...
by Lotus49
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021
Replies: 687
Views: 36414

Re: Mercedes vs Red Bull - 2021

I'd be happy to be in either car, it's about as close as you can get in different machinery thus far. Which could force both to keep developing throughout the year, which is great for the likes of Ferrari,Macca and Alpine etc with an eye for next year.

Happy days.
by Lotus49
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 8631

Re: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread

And Hamilton running wide under pressure. It's mistakes like that, that make or break a championship. I heard on Sky that Hamilton was deliberately going wide of the racing line to preserve his tires or something. Could be in a different context though. But LH pretty much knew he was done the momen...
by Lotus49
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 8631

Re: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread

Who knows. It's hard to stay in the dirty air. Either way it was a key error from Hamilton. If hed lost a couple of second id agree, but he lost maybe barely .5 of a second. The key errors were turn 1 and the mercedes strategy And Hamilton running wide under pressure. It's mistakes like that, that ...
by Lotus49
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 8631

Re: 2021 French Grand Prix Race Thread

Best start to a season for a while, hope it continues back and forth up front. Seems Bottas is well and truly fed up. Alonso seems to have started to find his groove again and came alive on the hard tyre again, would've got Gasly if not for Danny giving him DRS. Alpine is a brick on high fuel and so...
by Lotus49
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Fernando Alonso thread
Replies: 1186
Views: 399440

Re: The Official Fernando Alonso thread

He's still getting to grips with the tyres,not getting and keeping them in the window well enough, he talked a little about it between races. Bahrain he had pre season testing set up knowledge, some help from the conditions in Q and his own experience there over the years. He hasn't been in Imola fo...
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: 13767

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: 13767

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: 13767

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: 12303

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: 1051

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: 2029

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: 2203

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: 9319

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: 4574

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: 4574

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: 3273

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: 8789

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: 3273

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: 3273

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: 3273

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: 3273

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: 3273

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: 3273

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: 3273

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: 12781

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: 12781

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: 3169

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: 5392

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: 12159

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: 12159

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: 12159

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...