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by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

my understanding is that him leaving early was not a happy parting. Happy to be proven wrong on that but I've always understood that the relationship was strained That doesn't really answer my question though. Alonso was not happy because he was not getting a competitive car, but how does this mean...
by davidheath461
Mon May 07, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Saying the gap is 2 tenths is basically saying Vettel would not have improved on his 2nd run and Kimi would have lost 0.267 in sector 3 to get to the required 2 tenths over Mercedes. Ferraris best sectors was 0.270 quicker than Mercedes and that's without a Kimi final sector and Vettel not doing a ...
by davidheath461
Sun May 06, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

It will be interesting to see which car is quickest in the wet.

My prediction would be Ferrari since they are able to switch on the tyres so easily.
by davidheath461
Sun May 06, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

It's certainly not 2 tenths because we know that Vettel and KImi messed up their final Q3 runs.
by davidheath461
Sun May 06, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

The term "dominate" gets thrown around way too loosely in formula 1. Plenty of good examples throughout the years but ill stiick to the most recent Merc 2014-2016 thats dominate. Being able to start at any grid position on any track and still be seen as the threat to win the race, thats dominate......
by davidheath461
Sat May 05, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

I'm not saying it's impossible, but for me the evidence suggests Kimi and Seb had their cars set up slightly differently. He was 0.2s faster than Vettel in S2 and I'm not sure I believe that he's that much better than Seb in the twisty bits, if at all. So I'd suggest the evidence points to Seb bein...
by davidheath461
Sat May 05, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Actually the difference we saw last Saturday was misleading, and 0.400s is more accurate given both Vettel and Kimi messed up their final Q3 runs. Actually claiming 0.400s is in any way accurate is complete fabrication. There is no evidence from any point in the weekend to make that claim. :lol: Ap...
by davidheath461
Sat May 05, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

I'm not saying it's impossible, but for me the evidence suggests Kimi and Seb had their cars set up slightly differently. He was 0.2s faster than Vettel in S2 and I'm not sure I believe that he's that much better than Seb in the twisty bits, if at all. So I'd suggest the evidence points to Seb bein...
by davidheath461
Sat May 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Actually the difference we saw last Saturday was misleading, and 0.400s is more accurate given both Vettel and Kimi messed up their final Q3 runs. Actually claiming 0.400s is in any way accurate is complete fabrication. There is no evidence from any point in the weekend to make that claim. :lol: Ap...
by davidheath461
Sat May 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Actually the difference we saw last Saturday was misleading, and 0.400s is more accurate given both Vettel and Kimi messed up their final Q3 runs.
by davidheath461
Sat May 05, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

The way Vettel was easily able to build a gap of 3 seconds to Hamilton almost immediately after the first safety car restart was ominous. Very reminiscent of Bahrain 2014. Or just about any race from Vettel's Red Bull years where he qualified on pole. Building a gap on lap one or after a restart is...
by davidheath461
Fri May 04, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

my understanding is that him leaving early was not a happy parting. Happy to be proven wrong on that but I've always understood that the relationship was strained That doesn't really answer my question though. Alonso was not happy because he was not getting a competitive car, but how does this mean...
by davidheath461
Fri May 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

cucoloco wrote:
pokerman wrote:
Siao7 wrote:What is this "putdown" from Alonso? What did he do?
I can't remember exactly, he put down the F1 drivers for one.
Can't remember, yet you are up in arms??
:lol: :thumbup:
by davidheath461
Fri May 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

China and Baku was both dominant Ferrari displays in quali, should have been both drivers locking the front row for 3 races on the trot. China I'll certainly give you, but I don't feel Baku was dominant. It was less than two tenths to the nearest Mercedes, and Kimi's mistake left him down in 6th. A...
by davidheath461
Fri May 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

If grandpa Kimi, who is one of the weakest qualifiers on the grid, is able to get on front row at every race, then you know that Ferrari have built a rocketship. How about the fact that grandpa Kimi is only a little bit behind Vettel when he does put it on the front row? Does that mean Vettel can't...
by davidheath461
Fri May 04, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

[quote="Lotus49] Why offer him a contract extension and why's James Allison claiming he tried to change his mind? The entire press pack chased him around for a year asking if he regretted leaving and this myth of a firing still persists. It's bizarre. There's zero evidence of it and buckets of it t...
by davidheath461
Fri May 04, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

It seems like certain posters live in fantasy land where they believe myths such as:

Alonso was fired by Ferrari
Alonso always wishes ill on Ferrari
Alonso burnt his bridges at Ferrari
Ferrari made no effort to keep Alonso

All have been disproven by the evidence kindly provided by Lotus49.
by davidheath461
Fri May 04, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

If grandpa Kimi, who is one of the weakest qualifiers on the grid, is able to get on front row at every race, then you know that Ferrari have built a rocketship.
by davidheath461
Thu May 03, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

It's quite similar to this point last year, tbh. Mercedes were quickest in qualifying and things were a little closer in the race. This time last year: Australia: Equal in qualfying China: Equal in qualifying Bahrain: Mercedes quicker in qualifying Sochi: Ferrari quicker in qualifying. So far this ...
by davidheath461
Thu May 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

The bigwigs at Ferrari had enough of him. He was not wanted anymore and if it was not Vettel, it would have been Hamilton(Marchionne loves Lewis). Wrong. Allison was trying his best to convince Alonso to stay, but the latter refused to believe the promises. So in my book he was "fired". Alonso and ...
by davidheath461
Thu May 03, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why did Ferrari pit Vettel so early?
Replies: 21
Views: 7914

Re: Why did Ferrari pit Vettel so early?

Vettel lost the race because he was too greedy on the restart. With the benefit of hindsight, he should have stayed behind Bottas and just waited for the race to fall into his lap. At the time however, it seemed like the best chance he had to retake the lead. The important thing was being ahead of ...
by davidheath461
Thu May 03, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo 2019 contract. Where will he end up?
Replies: 31
Views: 8293

Re: Ricciardo 2019 contract. Where will he end up?

He should go to Ferrari. They have a dominant car, and he knows he is faster than Vettel.
by davidheath461
Thu May 03, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

The bigwigs at Ferrari had enough of him. He was not wanted anymore and if it was not Vettel, it would have been Hamilton(Marchionne loves Lewis). Wrong. Allison was trying his best to convince Alonso to stay, but the latter refused to believe the promises. So in my book he was "fired". Alonso and ...
by davidheath461
Thu May 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Vettel seemed completely unfazed by the loss of points from his mistake in Baku. He knows that he has a car which can get pole position at every race and a teammate who will lockout the front row with him if he is error free in qualifying. There won't be safety cars and incidents at every race. Fer...
by davidheath461
Thu May 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Same old same old.. Alonso this Alonso that but he is winning nothing (yet), only teammates wars. I think the biggest fallacy is to confuse teammates performances with "ultimate" performance. I have zero doubt if McLaren was a TOP car, Vandoorne would perform much much better but it is fair to say ...
by davidheath461
Thu May 03, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Massa's chance probably lasted until the first time that Alonso beat him, the comparison with Kimi is on point, the common denominator being Ferrari. Regarding Red Bull I do think they have a preference to who they would like to win but they do let the drivers race one another, Baku being the most ...
by davidheath461
Thu May 03, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/24182/9502110/red-bull-announce-that-sebastian-vettel-is-leaving-at-the-end-of-the-season Why offer him a contract extension and why's James Allison claiming he tried to change his mind? The entire press pack chased him around for a year asking if he regretted leavi...
by davidheath461
Thu May 03, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/24182/9502110/red-bull-announce-that-sebastian-vettel-is-leaving-at-the-end-of-the-season Why offer him a contract extension and why's James Allison claiming he tried to change his mind? The entire press pack chased him around for a year asking if he regretted leavi...
by davidheath461
Thu May 03, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

The bigwigs at Ferrari had enough of him. He was not wanted anymore and if it was not Vettel, it would have been Hamilton(Marchionne loves Lewis). Wrong. Allison was trying his best to convince Alonso to stay, but the latter refused to believe the promises. So in my book he was "fired". Alonso and ...
by davidheath461
Thu May 03, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Vettel seemed completely unfazed by the loss of points from his mistake in Baku. He knows that he has a car which can get pole position at every race and a teammate who will lockout the front row with him if he is error free in qualifying. There won't be safety cars and incidents at every race. Fer...
by davidheath461
Wed May 02, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Same old same old.. Alonso this Alonso that but he is winning nothing (yet), only teammates wars. I think the biggest fallacy is to confuse teammates performances with "ultimate" performance. I have zero doubt if McLaren was a TOP car, Vandoorne would perform much much better but it is fair to say ...
by davidheath461
Wed May 02, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438276

Re: Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Vettel seemed completely unfazed by the loss of points from his mistake in Baku. He knows that he has a car which can get pole position at every race and a teammate who will lockout the front row with him if he is error free in qualifying. There won't be safety cars and incidents at every race. Ferr...
by davidheath461
Wed May 02, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Same old same old.. Alonso this Alonso that but he is winning nothing (yet), only teammates wars. I think the biggest fallacy is to confuse teammates performances with "ultimate" performance. I have zero doubt if McLaren was a TOP car, Vandoorne would perform much much better but it is fair to say ...
by davidheath461
Wed May 02, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Same old same old.. Alonso this Alonso that but he is winning nothing (yet), only teammates wars. I think the biggest fallacy is to confuse teammates performances with "ultimate" performance. I have zero doubt if McLaren was a TOP car, Vandoorne would perform much much better but it is fair to say ...
by davidheath461
Wed May 02, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Baku 2018Vettel throws away four (!) possible wins in the last, I don't know, 12-15 races. Wait, what? Baku 2018, Singapore 2017, and Baku 2017. Where else? Hamilton and Alonso have thrown away race wins too. Hamilton in particular has thrown away at least as many potential race wins as Vettel. Mex...
by davidheath461
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)
Replies: 331
Views: 62202

Re: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)

Note Ricciardo admitted to the stewards he was also in error. Without knowing the full conversation it's difficult to say. But the really dangerous bit is unquestionably Max making the two moves. Ricciardo was committed and the closing speeds he had there was little he could do. If Max hadn't made ...
by davidheath461
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Every sport. Who is the greatest footballer? Messi? Maradona? Ronaldo? Pele? Cruyft? Which one is factually better? It's all opinions. Which one of the above is not a great based on impact and results on the game? Maradona and Zidane in terms of numbers, are well behind the likes of Messi and Ronal...
by davidheath461
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Personal opinions are used to judge the greats in every sport, and as has been stated before (but you choose to ignore) F1 is a bit different from football and tennis in that it is primarily an engineering sport. Personal opinion are never used to judge the greats, they are greats because of what t...
by davidheath461
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

How does Alonso end up in the top 10 greatest ever humour me please. Fangio Schumacher Senna Prost Stewart Clark Lauda Piquet Who does Alonso knock out of this? as Vettel and Hamilton definitely getting in when they stop racing. Personally I rate Alonso ahead of Lauda and Piquet. But personal opini...
by davidheath461
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163603

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Vettel made a lot of mistakes in 2016 and going by Kimi's performances we have to take the view that he qualified poorly in the second half of the season, in Alonso's hands the Ferrari may have looked like the second best car? I repeat what options would Alonso have had in 2016 that were better tha...