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by da4an1qu1
Tue May 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 49369

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Frenk Biber wrote: -Michael Schumacher is the Lance Armstrong of F1.
I totally understand how disliked Schumacher is, but really? Comparing him with Armstrong? That's an unnecessary low blow.
by da4an1qu1
Sun May 26, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50058

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

F1 is total bullshit. The Monaco race is there just for weekend entertainment for rich people. Monaco is the most exciting race when it rains... my memory of it was that it used to rain a lot... But now I can't really remember much rain in the last umpteenth seasons. Every race is exciting when it ...
by da4an1qu1
Sun May 26, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50058

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Well, happy to just hear that Ricciardo was promoted a place due to Grosean's penalty (nothing against Grosean, but he does flirt with penalties more than Dan does). Despite being angry at Renault's decision... it is possible Dan would have ended up not too far ahead of 9th anyway, if at all.
by da4an1qu1
Sun May 26, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50058

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

frankwer wrote:F1 is total bullshit. The Monaco race is there just for weekend entertainment for rich people.
Monaco is the most exciting race when it rains... my memory of it was that it used to rain a lot... But now I can't really remember much rain in the last umpteenth seasons.
by da4an1qu1
Sun May 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50058

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Aspar wrote:Just catching up, why is Hamilton with Mediums while all others are with hards? What's merc's idea or they just screwed with strategy, as usual on this track?
My theory is they were sure it would rain, went for the mediums to build a gap for when everyone was forced onto intermediates.
by da4an1qu1
Sun May 26, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50058

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

I don't understand at all why they pitted Ricciardo under the safety car... they were not on the leaders pace, and track position is vital here... i am completely baffled and annoyed.
by da4an1qu1
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 10179

Re: Charlie Whiting 1952-2019

Rest in peace Charlie.
by da4an1qu1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Tires Are Not Really The Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 4723

Re: Tires Are Not Really The Issue

I think everyone wants to ignore the elephant in the room. Just get Pirelli to make the tyres even less durable, and reintroduce refueling. If you know you can run your car light without the risk of running out of fuel, your team may factor in an additional stop.
by da4an1qu1
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 51858

Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread

I posted my take on it in the Halo thread and have since seen a slowed down version of the video and my speculation was right. I saw it on FB but it was a link to a Sky video. Alonso’s car was coming almost straight down at the point the cars hit each other and Leclerc was driving straight into the...
by da4an1qu1
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 51858

Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix Race Thread

I've come around to the halo, not that I was strongly against it. But I hate spin... and in my opinion, claiming the halo saved Leclerc is garbage spin. The halo might have saved Leclerc, but we've had incidents like this before with no great injury to the driver. An F1 car is quite rigid, and there...
by da4an1qu1
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 140668

Re: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renau

Any professional F1 competing in a go-cart unsanctioned by his team would be a complete dumbass. Any F1 team that would sanction it should be kicked out of F1 for not being of the standard of an F1 constructor.

Kubica! No more needs to be written.
by da4an1qu1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 140668

Re: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renau

So, in the previous weeks I've been of the mind that RBR don't actually want to keep Ricciardo... they want to go back to Vettel-Webber situation, and like Ferrari and to some extent Mercedes, have a clear number one...and though they rate Ricciardo, they wanted to facilitate an exit. Not matching V...
by da4an1qu1
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 57159

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Don't the best drivers stay clean? Sure. If they have the fastest car..year over year..over year. What about the other drivers mentioned? My point is Vettel keeps being involved in bumps but its never his fault, is that believable? :lol: Whatever you say. Thanks for that but the joke is on you Blak...
by da4an1qu1
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 57159

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

The Vettel Bottas incident on the other hand was a racing incident. I like Vettel, and he is definitely one the elite F1 drivers. But he (and Verstappen too, although Vettel's vast experience doesn't afford him the leeway that Verstappen is fairly due) has a tendency when passing to chop off the car...
by da4an1qu1
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 57159

Re: 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Anyone trying to argue Bottas was not in the wrong for the Ricciardo incident have no argument, as he revealed the darkened, stubborn mood that caused it, by subsequently resisting his team's order to give Ric the place Ric was entitled to pick up. And that's besides the "Slam dunk" that it was Bott...
by da4an1qu1
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes Radio Apology
Replies: 104
Views: 16191

Mercedes Radio Apology

I'm really taken aback that more hasn't been made of Mercedes allowing the chief strategist to self-flagellate so publicly like that on Lewis's radio. I'm angry at Lewis's sulking triggering it, but it is highly beneath Mercedes to have allowed that grovelling apology. The team should always come fi...
by da4an1qu1
Sun May 27, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 83302

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

I was surprised that the Sky commentary weren't conveying more concern with Max's tangle with Sainz... I think they may have actually touched... and I thought the last thing Red Bull would have needed at that point in the race for their lead driver was a safety car. Thankfully Max kept it clean enou...
by da4an1qu1
Sun May 27, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg is quite a likable F1 pundit.
Replies: 10
Views: 4138

Nico Rosberg is quite a likable F1 pundit.

It's a shame there was such venomous hate towards him when he was a driver. Always struck me as a nice enough fellow, self-effacing over the Britney moniker, etc. And his F1 punditry is confirming that to me. He's well spoken, and is fitting in very well. And I like Hamilton too... I guess it's a bi...
by da4an1qu1
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jerez 1997 - 20 years on
Replies: 6
Views: 2816

Re: Jerez 1997 - 20 years on

Watching this video, although it doesn't excuse it, to be fairto Schumacher he was right at the time that Villeneuve had broke too late. He was wrong that Villeneuve wouldn't have made the corner, but had his car not been ailing and he still had confidence in it, Villeneuve almost certainly would h...
by da4an1qu1
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jerez 1997 - 20 years on
Replies: 6
Views: 2816

Re: Jerez 1997 - 20 years on

I watched this race live too. Of course I was willing Schumacher on. There had to have been something wrong with his car, perhaps they overfilled it or something, because the rate at which Villeneuve caught him was unfathomable. As the collision happened, for a spilt second I had wanted to believe t...
by da4an1qu1
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So is that that for the title battle?
Replies: 140
Views: 29671

Re: So is that that for the title battle?

It's done. Ferrari just don't get it. Persevering with Raikkonen the so long has sealed their fate. For any chance they need their number two to harrass and harangue Hamilton. Get in front and force Lewis into potentially taking damage. But Raikkonen is just not up to the task.
by da4an1qu1
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 194797

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

I'm with the GHogweed about Ricciardo (currently) being overall the better driver :) Some here seem to be a bit revisionist also - in Austria - the penalty Max (rightly) got - did NOT cost him a podium. If he'd driven normally at turn 2, he'd have been in 5th place behind Dan (who clearly had track...
by da4an1qu1
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 194797

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Here's a couple of axioms from other sports that might clear this up a bit. In cricket there are two types of "leaves", a "good leave" and a "bad leave". In F1 there are two types of passes, a "good pass" and a "bad pass". In football, if you slide tackle your opponent in the box, don't be surprise...
by da4an1qu1
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 194797

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Interesting that Max unable to pass others at Monza on SS (unless there is some issue not clear at this point affecting performance which might be the case) where Dan did on Softs Super performance from Dan Yep max has proven without doubt he is faster on saturday this season but dan keeps producin...
by da4an1qu1
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 72384

Re: 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

Some really childish responses in this thread. Commenting on Ferrari's sportsmanship. Both Ferrari and Mercedes showed exemplary sportsmanship. The sniping is just because Vettel is disliked, and took maximum benefit. But if these childish commenters took a moment and thought about it, Raikkonen com...
by da4an1qu1
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 British Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 421
Views: 58315

Re: 2017 British Grand Prix Race Thread

I've never understood the Pirelli bashing. From a situation a few years ago where, per FIA instruction, we had tyres that required multiple stops per race, we now have tyres that everyone is pushing for half a race or more. From commentary in previous races, it sounds like this is outside the window...
by da4an1qu1
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect
Replies: 498
Views: 66784

Re: Nico Rosberg retires from F1, with immediate affect

I posted on the World Champion thread. Admirable. This is the absolute pinnacle for him. The strain this season was obvious. He caught the dragon. He's smart to stop the chase. The filling of the second seat at Merc is going to be riveting. Can Alonso get out of his contract? Though again, it might ...
by da4an1qu1
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion
Replies: 283
Views: 39733

Re: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion

jonnymcr wrote:and that's the end of that

8O
Rosberg retiring right? Admirable. He's cemented a legend of form with that.

It is going to make filling his seat next season extremely exciting though.... Alonso maybe?

Needs its own thread though.
by da4an1qu1
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 934207

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Lewis is an excellent driver. One of the all time greats. He has had a great season too. However he has again diminished his character in my view, only from the comments he made in the post-race press conference. Before the race, it is OK to mention that his championship has been cruelled by reliabi...
by da4an1qu1
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs rosberg. Part 265
Replies: 1070
Views: 96859

Re: Hamilton vs rosberg. Part 265

Pretty obvious by Rosberg... I'm no fan of either. But this was totally Rosberg's fault. He hammed it up (pardon the pun) too much. Much like Schumacher at Jerez.
by da4an1qu1
Mon May 30, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Daniel Screwed out of Two Wins on the Trot
Replies: 119
Views: 15005

Re: Daniel Screwed out of Two Wins on the Trot

Big Ricciardo fan (aussie, so figures). But he really has to be careful. I know there are only so many ways to express frustration, but I thought his comments were rude and disrespectful to the team as a whole. We all know he's a nice guy, and gets some latitude as a consequence. But the team have b...
by da4an1qu1
Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: VW Diesel Engine Scandal [Split from VW/RedBull Thread]
Replies: 99
Views: 27355

Re: VW To Buy Red Bull

Well Yahoo has this story on the front page so it is getting traction out in the mainstream media. Bad timing for VW,as there is a massive scandal underway in the US over their TDI engines. VW has admitted to rigging the computer that controls the engine for their TDI cars to run ultra clean when t...
by da4an1qu1
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Caterham allowed to run 14 cars in 15. Why was it an issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 3161

Caterham allowed to run 14 cars in 15. Why was it an issue?

This BBC article http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/30272621 tells us: Formula 1 team Caterham will be allowed to compete in 2015 with this year's car - if a buyer is found for the team. The outfit are in administration and have been given special dispensation to make it easier to find a buyer. My ...
by da4an1qu1
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Flexgate redux (Red Bull excluded from qualifying)
Replies: 76
Views: 12195

Re: Flexgate redux (Red Bull excluded from qualifying)

Now I'm not really sure what happened but surely what Redbull are doing isn't really cheating? Unsporting, yes, but cheating? Cheating would imply that they've broken the rules where as they've actually just skirted around the rule no? This is going off the basis that I read it was "down to in...
by da4an1qu1
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2015 Uberthread [MERGED]
Replies: 2131
Views: 266247

Re: Alonso & Webber at McLaren for 2015?

Other posters have posted in other threads that McLaren might be tempted to take on Kobayashi as a Japanese driver in the partnership with Honda. Maybe he's this mysterious 4th driver?
by da4an1qu1
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis could win on countback(?) + fascinating WDC scenario
Replies: 27
Views: 4877

Lewis could win on countback(?) + fascinating WDC scenario

After being reminded of the rules around the final lap as it pertains to lapped cars, and cars that retire on the last lap, by the "Minor problem with 5 second rule?" thread [ http://forum.planet-f1.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11341 ] (and a previous thread in the off-season that played de...
by da4an1qu1
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hypothethical "3 hour" race
Replies: 58
Views: 6605

Re: Hypothethical "3 hour" race

In all likelyhood, this'll never happen. Not even with Lewis at the wheel..... So the need for some contingency plan isn't necessary. I think Alienturnedhuman has highlighted a very valid point, and statements like this and some others in this thread are missing the point here somewhat. Alienturned...
by da4an1qu1
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hypothethical "3 hour" race
Replies: 58
Views: 6605

Re: Hypothethical "3 hour" race

If so, then you've validily highlighted a rule that needs tidying up (per the Schumacher one, if memory served me correct, and possibly Vettel at Interlagos 2012 ). What was wrong in Interlagos '12? I may have remembered that wrong, but I vaguely remember some debate on here around exactly what the...
by da4an1qu1
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hypothethical "3 hour" race
Replies: 58
Views: 6605

Re: Hypothethical "3 hour" race

If so, then you've validily highlighted a rule that needs tidying up (per the Schumacher one, if memory served me correct, and possibly Vettel at Interlagos 2012 ). What was wrong in Interlagos '12? I may have remembered that wrong, but I vaguely remember some debate on here around exactly what the...