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by Pullrod
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 663
Views: 87484

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

Ricciardo who? That guy would not even beat Sainz Jr. He is all hype and show. You lost me on this one, tbh. To assume Ricciardo isn't a top driver assumes that he fluked against Vettel, Max is really only slightly above average, and Hulk was a scrub all along. I don't buy it. I'm lost too. Dan and...
by Pullrod
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 663
Views: 87484

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

Are we talking about the same Lewis Hamilton who was able to step on the podium 12 times in 17 races whilst fighting week in and week out with Alonso , Massa and Raikkonen in his ROOKIE season (2007) ? Are we talking about the same guy who scored 6 (SIX) pole position with the reigning 2xWDC seatin...
by Pullrod
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 663
Views: 87484

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

Are we talking about the same Lewis Hamilton who was able to step on the podium 12 times in 17 races whilst fighting week in and week out with Alonso, Massa and Raikkonen in his ROOKIE season (2007) ? Are we talking about the same guy who scored 6 (SIX) pole position with the reigning 2xWDC seating ...
by Pullrod
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114667

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Any particular reason as to why RB car is a much better racing car(not the fastest) than the rest? They are able to follow others without losing too much and their braking is just out of this world. What is their secret?? (Look at how RIC is struggling to replicate his RB tactics) Tbf Austria is qu...
by Pullrod
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114667

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Any particular reason as to why RB car is a much better racing car(not the fastest) than the rest? They are able to follow others without losing too much and their braking is just out of this world.

What is their secret?? (Look at how RIC is struggling to replicate his RB tactics)
by Pullrod
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 663
Views: 87484

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

I think we've seen that happen. Then he is not a TOP 10 driver and has no place in a Top team. I said consistently and with a "perfect" car like the dominant Mercedes (It is a given that the #1 #2 priority Ferrari seems to like doesn't count ;) ). How about Alonso on Fissichella? Fuel adjusted I be...
by Pullrod
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 663
Views: 87484

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

I am still mystified by the confidence people have when they say Verstappen is as quick as Hamilton and will beat him. Hamilton is a proven Top driver and has won at least 1 race and scored at least 1 Pole position in any season he has entered since his debut(12 years ago). Hamilton in the RB of th...
by Pullrod
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 663
Views: 87484

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

I am still mystified by the confidence people have when they say Verstappen is as quick as Hamilton and will beat him. Hamilton is a proven Top driver and has won at least 1 race and scored at least 1 Pole position in any season he has entered since his debut(12 years ago). Hamilton in the RB of th...
by Pullrod
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 663
Views: 87484

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

I am still mystified by the confidence people have when they say Verstappen is as quick as Hamilton and will beat him. Hamilton is a proven Top driver and has won at least 1 race and scored at least 1 Pole position in any season he has entered since his debut(12 years ago). Hamilton in the RB of the...
by Pullrod
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 663
Views: 87484

Re: Who should replace Bottas at Merc

I think Verstappen is faster and a bigger talent than Alonso/Hamilton. This is partially gut feeling and partially based on cross comparison data. To give you an idea of just how talented Verstappen is, he was already one of the best drivers on the grid in 2017 when he was still only a teenager. Ha...
by Pullrod
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 663
Views: 87484

Re: Who should replace Bottas at Merc

How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? The Ricciardo/Hulkenberg and Ricciardo/Vettel cross comparisons basically suggest that Verstappen is around 2 tenths quicker than even Hamilton/Alonso tier [/u] I know sounds absurd, but that is what the numbers say. Yes it is absurd. If it was the way y...
by Pullrod
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who should replace Bottas at Merc
Replies: 67
Views: 12913

Re: Who should replace Bottas at Merc

I would like to see Verstappen just for Hamilton to cut his career short as I am convinced the peaks of Hamilton are just unreachable for anybody on the grid. And HAM surely drive at his best when the pressure in ON. He may not be consistent here and there but when he is on it, you are in for a good...
by Pullrod
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour
Replies: 134
Views: 18799

Re: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour

No, obviously it won’t apply if he does it to a Red Bull or Renault, but I do think that the stewards will think twice next time there’s some kind of incident between Vettel and a Mercedes. This is possibly the most ridiculous thing I've heard on the incident. What exactly makes you think that? Jus...
by Pullrod
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour
Replies: 134
Views: 18799

Re: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour

I am actually shocked to see the results of the poll here. Vettel with his theatrics has disrespected and deligitimated the new race director(Charlie just passed away few months ago, so I think Vettel did the WRONG thing). What happened is the product of a weak mind. Shame. The RB guys resemble Vett...
by Pullrod
Thu May 23, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33808

Re: Indy500

I am kind of wondering what Alonso's next move is going to be and where he and McLaren stand. Will he come back to indy, or was that just an idea when he had a top running car (at Andretti) and now that it looks like its going to take much more work, will he just forget about it? If he and McLaren ...
by Pullrod
Thu May 23, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33808

Re: Indy500

I'm sorry but I reject this notion that "publicity" is worth all of the time and resources that they have devoted to these side-shows. I think they'd be better off focusing on improving their car. The notion that all of this is worth it because it attracts attention is dubious at best. How do you q...
by Pullrod
Thu May 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33808

Re: Indy500

The indycar story was huge only for Alonso(popularity) and indycar(popularity and legitimacy). McLaren has not gain much from this and I have no idea what Zak is/was thinking. They should have concentrated their efforts on F1. Of course it was big for Mclaren as well. Bringing a former WDC out of r...
by Pullrod
Thu May 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33808

Re: Indy500

Sad as it is Alonso is Mclaren's only visible link left to greatness. This is how low this team has sunk. As it stands McLaren has nothing has nothing to gain from this relationship but it plays into Alonso's hands and has been so for many years. No sane Team principal would have gave a driver so m...
by Pullrod
Thu May 23, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33808

Re: Indy500

Sad as it is Alonso is Mclaren's only visible link left to greatness. This is how low this team has sunk. As it stands McLaren has nothing has nothing to gain from this relationship but it plays into Alonso's hands and has been so for many years. No sane Team principal would have gave a driver so m...
by Pullrod
Thu May 23, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33808

Re: Indy500

Above all, there is no logical reason why McLaren are spending so much time and energy on Fernando Alonso at this stage. He's just that good, simple as. Lewis Hamilton is the only other driver in the world on his level. And maybe Max Verstappen For me, there's no logical reason why Alonso is spendi...
by Pullrod
Wed May 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33808

Re: Indy500

Ouch.. this one will hurt. I am not surprised one bit(and I am glad) to see both Zak Brown and Alonso receive this good beating. The fact that they decided to miss Monaco Gp(2017) to do Indy instead and put all the blame on Honda(best chassis bla bla LOL) for their F1 fiasco should tell you all you ...
by Pullrod
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 74768

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

This is certainly the biggest fallacy of this sport called F1. Look at a driver like Raikkonen who trailed Alonso by 5 - 7 tenths when they were teammates. If your "true" measure is to be used it is fair to say that Alonso would have scored the most poles in 2018 with an average gap of ++5 tenths o...
by Pullrod
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 74768

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

I've seen a lot of approaches to this and yours is as good as any . However it's always limited by the same things: 1) Many drivers don't have the results to match their ability 2) as you are spanning all years you end up with drivers being ranked alongside each other without ever having competed d...
by Pullrod
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 74768

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

A lot of people make the point that success in F1 is car-dependent. Fair enough, but as I think I said, the best drivers tend to get the best cars, so isn't the playing field thus level again? Maybe it's the statistican in me that wants to define numerically who is the best ! Maybe my way is not th...
by Pullrod
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 74768

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

A lot of people make the point that success in F1 is car-dependent. Fair enough, but as I think I said, the best drivers tend to get the best cars, so isn't the playing field thus level again? Maybe it's the statistican in me that wants to define numerically who is the best ! Maybe my way is not th...
by Pullrod
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fernando Alonso P1 at 24 Hour Daytona
Replies: 63
Views: 19581

Re: Fernando Alonso P1 at 24 Hour Daytona

No I didn't say that nor did I contradict myself. I don't see any way that either Rossi or Kobayashi will ever race in F1 again. That said; if they were given the opportunity, I think they could probably hold their own. You named 5 people who were either over the hill and retired, not F1 caliber to...
by Pullrod
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's 4 Championships
Replies: 170
Views: 40524

Re: Vettel's 4 Championships

You need a different sort of talent to drive: - at the front(alone) - in the midfield(back of the grid) and with cars around you If I had the best car on the grid with perfect setup I woul pick Vettel anytime (for the races) to drive it. NO Hamilton(everyone know I am his biggest fan :D ), NO Alonso...
by Pullrod
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Arrivederci Arrivabene
Replies: 154
Views: 35987

Re: Arrivederci Arrivabene

I think it's debatable how good either of these moves were. Vettel isn't an upgrade on Alonso, and the car didn't really start moving forward dramatically until Allison had left - and since it's continued to get better from 2017 into 2018, I don't think the upward curve can be ascribed to anything ...
by Pullrod
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Arrivederci Arrivabene
Replies: 154
Views: 35987

Re: Arrivederci Arrivabene

I think it's debatable how good either of these moves were. Vettel isn't an upgrade on Alonso, and the car didn't really start moving forward dramatically until Allison had left - and since it's continued to get better from 2017 into 2018, I don't think the upward curve can be ascribed to anything ...
by Pullrod
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top 10 Rated Drivers
Replies: 548
Views: 78668

Re: Top 10 Rated Drivers

Because he was not employed does not make him unemployable. Just means no seats were available for him. Could be a combination of performance, budget, other driver availability, sponsors etc. You can't draw conclusions in the way you do and present them as proof of anything McLaren invested a lot o...
by Pullrod
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Top 10 Rated Drivers
Replies: 548
Views: 78668

Re: Top 10 Rated Drivers

Unless you put everyone into equal cars this is going to be very subjective (even with equal cars there would be subjectivity over this) so it isn't really correct to dismiss anybody's argument for top driver(s) of the season / overall by implying that it is ridiculous. On the Hamilton / Alonso arg...
by Pullrod
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What are the Best Season Performances Ever?
Replies: 74
Views: 15850

Re: What are the Best Season Performances Ever?

Are you now? Funny how only Alonso gets these kinds of arguments made for him in this forum. Always about what he "would have done" and so forth. Well yeah because he finished runner up to Michael in a few of them did he not? You're getting obsessed with this "would've done" stuff, and your're igno...
by Pullrod
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 438401

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

For Brazil I have the following: Qualifying: Mercedes = Ferrari > Red Bull Race: Red Bull > Mercedes = Ferrari Race Weekend: Red Bull = Mercedes = Ferrari No! It is a fight between RB and Ferrari for the best car but in the last 2 races Mercedes has been absolutely out of it and is at this moment t...
by Pullrod
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Alonso Thought he Controlled the Driver Market" - Hamilton
Replies: 30
Views: 10324

Re: "Alonso Thought he Controlled the Driver Market" - Hamil

I am not sure why people are talking about hindsight. I said the things Hamilton is saying many years ago and the moment Alonso signed for McLaren, long before we ever witnessed the "power" of the Honda engine I predicted that It was the beginning of the end for him. If I could see it, why the many ...
by Pullrod
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4326
Views: 934527

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Until 2014 there would be a thread on this forum every year comparing Hamilton’s career to Jacques Villeneuve. It is telling that people are already calling Verstappen a "great" when he has won nothing at to this day would be incapable of repeating Lewis's first season with his first laps antics. I...
by Pullrod
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do Ferrari have an advantage at the starts?
Replies: 45
Views: 15395

Re: Do Ferrari have an advantage at the starts?

[...] I remember the ridiculously good start by Rosberg in Spain in 2016 where he apparently used a "wrong" setting at the start only to be a sitting duck 2 curves ahead. FIA monitoring Ferrari batteries does tell me that there is something "fishy"(but legal) that these guys are doing. May be bypas...
by Pullrod
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 194862

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

Honestly, the only worse teammate head to head in qualifying might be Alonso vs Vandoorne. Ricciardo is being beaten left and right but for the many "experts" the mediocre driver is Carlos Sainz jr. There is no chance Verstappen would put that kind of gaps on Sainz Jr. if they were teammate but for ...
by Pullrod
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gauging F1 fan interest levels over 10 years
Replies: 50
Views: 8786

Re: Gauging F1 fan interest levels over 10 years

A British based broadcast team who totally fail to realize that a fair part of their market are not Hamilton fans and get tired of hearing their Lewis worship broadcast. You should try Ziggo or some Spanish channel.. 😉 If i spoke Spanish, I might. Do you listen to them? Maybe you could post transla...
by Pullrod
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gauging F1 fan interest levels over 10 years
Replies: 50
Views: 8786

Re: Gauging F1 fan interest levels over 10 years

Blake wrote: A British based broadcast team who totally fail to realize that a fair part of their market are not Hamilton fans and get tired of hearing their Lewis worship broadcast.
You should try Ziggo or some Spanish channel.. 😉
by Pullrod
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Gauging F1 fan interest levels over 10 years
Replies: 50
Views: 8786

Re: Gauging F1 fan interest levels over 10 years

Sad to say but my interest significantly dropped the moment Hamilton went to Mercedes. I am one of his biggest fans and whenever I want to watch his on-board pole positions(I did watch all of them) I constantly go back to when he was driving for McLaren. It was always right on the edge stuff with th...