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by davidheath461
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:
KingVoid wrote:0.347s I think
I guess we all have different methodologies I had Alonso's average for Kimi at 0.28s for the season.

Vettel's 2015 average was 0.24s.
which means they are pretty much even, I guess
and ricciardo is faster than both?
by davidheath461
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438277

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Feels to me like Merc have been on top of the tyres in two races, Australia and Barcelona where they were significantly faster than the rest. Ferrari are consistently ok on the tyres except at Barcelona where they struggled. RBR have been reasonable everywhere but lack the power to make it count in...
by davidheath461
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Alonso shut the door on Button. Button was down his inside and he cut him off. Erm Alonso had Schumacher on his outside. Where was he supposed to go? Yes we are counting FP crashes if it stops the driver from qualifying. Max has been torn apart by the media this week for doing exactly what Alonso d...
by davidheath461
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Regarding the cross comparison between Vettel and Alonso using Raikkonen, I always thought that one was a bit skewed just because of how shockingly poor Kimi was in the first half of 2014. From Australia to Hungary, the average gap between Alonso and Raikkonen was 0.694 seconds. That is basically J...
by davidheath461
Thu May 31, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Alonso vs Vettel. Although they have been in the F1 pack along side each other for a long time i don't think there has been a lot of comparitive info Sebastian was in the top car 2010 - 2013, Fernando wasn't Put Fernando in a top car and i believe he will match Seb in qualifying and the race I know...
by davidheath461
Thu May 31, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

I don’t think that Alonso drove better than Vettel did in 2010. People will remember Vettels mistakes in Turkey and Belgium; but Alonso’s are ignored. Alonso made mistakes in Australia, China, Monaco, Silverstone and Belgium. He could have won the WDC by over 40 points without those mistakes. Yes, ...
by davidheath461
Tue May 29, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 83313

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Agree - Alonso should spend more time in the wind tunnel designing these cars.
by davidheath461
Thu May 24, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 44875

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Ferrari's long runs looked very good. Seems to me that they are holding back their one lap pace.
by davidheath461
Tue May 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

The two drivers being discussed above there is a constant between them which separates them, it's what has seen one triumph and the other fail. Vettel: rather than drive around a problem and look great and be thought of as out driving the car, would rather iron out what the problems are and get the...
by davidheath461
Tue May 22, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

There's a lot of misleading commentary in here at the moment. All this talk about 1 tenth or 2 tenths. First of all, the average gap between drivers is a terrible statistic because a single session can skew the numbers by a huge amount. The median gap would be a much better stat to use. Secondly, b...
by davidheath461
Tue May 22, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438277

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

so pecking order for Monaco? What we know so far is that Ferrari is better at the power circuits and better at getting heat into the tyres. Conversely, Mercedes seem better on twisty parts and have slightly better tyre life. Lot's of people have Red Bull as the favourites but i think qualifying (and...
by davidheath461
Mon May 14, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

It completely disproves your point.

Newey at Williams (Chief Designer) had no say on drivers.

Newey at Mclaren (Technical Director) did have a say on drivers.

Allison at Ferrari (Technical Director) also had a say on drivers, but he couldn't convince Alonso to stay.
by davidheath461
Mon May 14, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Spanish Grand Prix
Replies: 43
Views: 7428

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Spanish Grand Prix

The tyres would have lasted and it was impossible to overtake anyway.

Just a strange decision to stop a 2nd time.
by davidheath461
Mon May 14, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Spanish Grand Prix
Replies: 43
Views: 7428

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Spanish Grand Prix

We're talking about driver of the day, not strategist of the day.
by davidheath461
Mon May 14, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Newey wasn't TD at Williams. That's the only thing you get from my post? Semantics. Newey was a far more powerful man in the Williams setup than Allison was at Ferrari. Not that it matters. :lol: Rubbish. Why do you think Newey left? Because he wanted financial shares in the team as part of his pay...
by davidheath461
Mon May 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Spanish Grand Prix
Replies: 43
Views: 7428

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Spanish Grand Prix

Hamilton gets driver of the day, while Vettel doesn't get mentioned by anyone. Shows how fickle the majority of F1 fans are.
by davidheath461
Mon May 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

mikeyg123 wrote:
davidheath461 wrote:Newey wasn't TD at Williams.
That's the only thing you get from my post? Semantics. Newey was a far more powerful man in the Williams setup than Allison was at Ferrari.

Not that it matters.
:lol: Rubbish.

Why do you think Newey left?
by davidheath461
Sun May 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438277

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Okay, so now that we've had a moment to let this last race sink in, let's take a look at this bizarre season to date: 1. Australia-Hamilton sets pole with ease and, while Bottas did not complete a lap in Q3 and had to start 10th, he was close enough to Hamilton in Q2 that we can assume he would hav...
by davidheath461
Sun May 13, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438277

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Yep. Pirelli just handed the championship to Mercedes. While other teams designed their cars for the tire compounds and thicknesses speced, Mercedes got Pirelli to change it to suit their car. The only competitive season in half a decade just got gifted to them. Fell asleep after the safety car and...
by davidheath461
Sun May 13, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438277

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

The change of tyres is only for another 2 grand prixs? Pirelli need to leave F1, they are awful. “Aggressive” tyres will make Spanish GP a break from the norm – Pirelli The norm being a 1 stop strategy, if you don't get a safety car or rain then the racing is rubbish. Can't have the majority of gra...
by davidheath461
Sun May 13, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438277

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

The change of tyres is only for another 2 grand prixs? Pirelli need to leave F1, they are awful. “Aggressive” tyres will make Spanish GP a break from the norm – Pirelli The norm being a 1 stop strategy, if you don't get a safety car or rain then the racing is rubbish. Can't have the majority of gra...
by davidheath461
Sun May 13, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438277

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

The change of tyres is only for another 2 grand prixs? Pirelli need to leave F1, they are awful. “Aggressive” tyres will make Spanish GP a break from the norm – Pirelli The norm being a 1 stop strategy, if you don't get a safety car or rain then the racing is rubbish. Can't have the majority of gra...
by davidheath461
Wed May 09, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 279
Views: 38621

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Most other weather forecasts are saying it will be dry and sunny.
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Newey wasn't TD at Williams.
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Their TD wanted him to stay.
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

That doesn't explain why Ferrari let him leave. He was under contract. It also doesn't explain why they haven't tried to resign him. Well James Allison did his best to convince him to stay, but Alonso wanted to leave. No team will keep a driver against his will. They have not tried to re-sign him b...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

wow, heated discussions, really? ;) Zoue, i think you should perhaps not buy into the sensationalism that certain media outlets add to their articles. In terms of hard evidence, there's nothing that indicates that Alonso burnt his bridges with Ferrari. Apart from the fact they let him leave his con...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

wow, heated discussions, really? ;) Zoue, i think you should perhaps not buy into the sensationalism that certain media outlets add to their articles. In terms of hard evidence, there's nothing that indicates that Alonso burnt his bridges with Ferrari. Apart from the fact they let him leave his con...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438277

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

I'd suggest it's not down to Vettel having a nightmare. Vettel's usually quite open about not being comfortable and so far he's not said anything to suggest that might be the case. It seems more likely that Kimi is managing to exploit the car's one lap pace, if not necessarily the race pace :?: htt...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

you appear to be fixating on this. But people have given you answers for this, just not what you want or believe, it seems :lol: "The relationship was strained" is not an answer! By that reasoning, Hamilton burnt his bridges at Mclaren because the relationship was also strained there. I think you k...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438277

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

I'd suggest it's not down to Vettel having a nightmare. Vettel's usually quite open about not being comfortable and so far he's not said anything to suggest that might be the case. It seems more likely that Kimi is managing to exploit the car's one lap pace, if not necessarily the race pace :?: htt...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 279
Views: 38621

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

One of my least favorite tracks but looking forward to this race weekend. Almost all teams will be getting major upgrades & the pecking order will get more defined going into the European leg. McLaren are keeping big hopes pinned on the upgrade they're bringing here. If teams found major errors in ...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 279
Views: 38621

Re: 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

0.4mm has been shaved off the surface of the tyres for this weekend at the request of Mercedes. This should help teams that struggle to control tyre temperature. Let’s see if Mercedes are actually being held back by the tyres, or if Ferrari just have a better chassis. Mercedes seem to suffer tyre h...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

you appear to be fixating on this. But people have given you answers for this, just not what you want or believe, it seems :lol: "The relationship was strained" is not an answer! By that reasoning, Hamilton burnt his bridges at Mclaren because the relationship was also strained there. I think you k...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

you appear to be fixating on this. But people have given you answers for this, just not what you want or believe, it seems :lol: "The relationship was strained" is not an answer! By that reasoning, Hamilton burnt his bridges at Mclaren because the relationship was also strained there. McLaren would...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 140683

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

I'm not sure the first is true. The Red Bulls look to be on a par with the others in race pace and it's only their power deficit in qualifying which puts them at a disadvantage. Renault claim - which I'll admit is not the same as proof - that they have major engine and fuel upgrade coming, so that ...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Zoue wrote: you appear to be fixating on this. But people have given you answers for this, just not what you want or believe, it seems
:lol:

"The relationship was strained" is not an answer!

By that reasoning, Hamilton burnt his bridges at Mclaren because the relationship was also strained there.
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 140683

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

I'm not sure the first is true. The Red Bulls look to be on a par with the others in race pace and it's only their power deficit in qualifying which puts them at a disadvantage. Renault claim - which I'll admit is not the same as proof - that they have major engine and fuel upgrade coming, so that ...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 140683

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

I've said it before and I'll say it again: it makes zero sense for Dan to leave Red Bull at the moment. They are improving practically with every race and once again look like they have the best chassis, even overcoming their PU deficit in races. With the new engine regulations around the corner wh...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 140683

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

I've said it before and I'll say it again: it makes zero sense for Dan to leave Red Bull at the moment. They are improving practically with every race and once again look like they have the best chassis, even overcoming their PU deficit in races. With the new engine regulations around the corner wh...