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by Pullrod
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 78164

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

There's different levels of "slower car" though isn't there? Alonso had the 4th fastest car that could also be threatened by Saubers and Williams. Hamilton has a car that's a shade slower than the fastest that can sometimes be challenged by the Red Bull but has no other competition. That's an inacc...
by Pullrod
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 78164

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

Honestly, I've never thought that there was even really a debate about this. The debate is between Hamilton and Alonso. For me, Vettel is clearly a half step behind those two when you look for the best drivers of the modern era. He proved it for the brief time Ricciardo was his teammate and if Lecl...
by Pullrod
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 78164

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

It has always been Alonso for me... but only just. It's the relentless race pace and the fact he never has an off day. But while I say that, Hamilton has been getting even better as he has aged. 2017 was his best title win for me. And this year I think he's going even better. This year is similar t...
by Pullrod
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 78164

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

Bump. So am I right in believing Hamilton > Seb? Seb is doing his best to prove me right. Honestly, I've never thought that there was even really a debate about this. The debate is between Hamilton and Alonso. For me, Vettel is clearly a half step behind those two when you look for the best drivers...
by Pullrod
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?
Replies: 106
Views: 17913

Re: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?

I've not voted. I think RBR have been deceiving and have done it more than one occasion. They've often denied preferences inside the team which is a lie. They've even denied Marko having any real influence in the team which again is a lie. With the comments Horner made regarding Ric.. that he was a...
by Pullrod
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?
Replies: 106
Views: 17913

Re: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?

I think Alonso is lying, primarily because of his claims of all the other offers he's had from Red Bull over the years. Given their dominance of the sport in the early 2010s, I just can't fathom him not going there if he'd have had a sniff. Ironically, I can see him rejecting them now they've taken...
by Pullrod
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?
Replies: 106
Views: 17913

Re: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?

One guy has been saying since 2014 that he holds all the cards and could walk into any team such is his power/talent/reputation. We have had plenty of Alonso in Mercedes/Ferrari threads to which I have always voted with a flalt NO and I was amazed at people who thought it could even happen. I surely...
by Pullrod
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?
Replies: 106
Views: 17913

Re: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?

Alonso seriously claims that he had an offer from Red Bull in 2011 and rejected it. Does that mean he was afraid of Vettel? Or that he was loyal to his team and believed in Ferrari? I don't think Alonso is the kind of driver to be loyal to one team. He would rather just drive in the best car at all...
by Pullrod
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?
Replies: 106
Views: 17913

Re: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?

If he had even a small opportunity to land a top team drive, he blew it with his Indy "stunt" when he decided not to do the Monaco GP for some sort of ego trip to prove he is bigger than Hamilton/Vettel/F1. Lauda, Wolff, Zetsche, Horner, Marko, Ecclestone, none of these guys were amused so I find i...
by Pullrod
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?
Replies: 106
Views: 17913

Re: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?

If he had even a small opportunity to land a top team drive, he blew it with his Indy "stunt" when he decided not to do the Monaco GP for some sort of ego trip to prove he is bigger than Hamilton/Vettel/F1. Lauda, Wolff, Zetsche, Horner, Marko, Ecclestone, none of these guys were amused so I find i...
by Pullrod
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?
Replies: 106
Views: 17913

Re: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?

Alonso said in 2014 that he held all the options/cards and he could decide which team to drive for such is his influence/talent. We all saw he was LYING. He loves POWER and you will be hard pressed to find a driver who clash so often or want a direct contact line with the decision makers in F1. If h...
by Pullrod
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 52250

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

Hungary qualifying 2007. He was Sitting in his car like Michael Douglas at the start of Falling down to make sure Hamilton couldn't pit in time. He even tried to blackmail the team to try and be treated like a number one. He still drove very well. He just burned some bridges that he could have walk...
by Pullrod
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 52250

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

The biggest blot on his copybook is his mental disintegration against Hamilton in 2007. I don't think he did disintegrate mentally against Hamilton - despite being frozen out of the team he still matched Lewis on points and would have beaten him but for his moment of bad luck in Japan. I believe he...
by Pullrod
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 52250

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

I don't think he did disintegrate mentally against Hamilton - despite being frozen out of the team he still matched Lewis on points and would have beaten him but for his moment of bad luck in Japan. I believe he was unpleasantly surprised by Hamilton's speed, though he obviously knew how much prepa...
by Pullrod
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 52250

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

The biggest blot on his copybook is his mental disintegration against Hamilton in 2007. I don't think he did disintegrate mentally against Hamilton - despite being frozen out of the team he still matched Lewis on points and would have beaten him but for his moment of bad luck in Japan. I believe he...
by Pullrod
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 52250

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

The biggest blot on his copybook is his mental disintegration against Hamilton in 2007. I don't think he did disintegrate mentally against Hamilton - despite being frozen out of the team he still matched Lewis on points and would have beaten him but for his moment of bad luck in Japan. I believe he...
by Pullrod
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 52250

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

Vettel and Alonso both had an equal opportunity to win the 2010 championship. In the end, the better man won. And I suppose if Webber hadn't been pitted at the wrong time in Abu Dhabi, he would have been the better man than either of them? At least Webber could challenge Vettel but the same could n...
by Pullrod
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 52250

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

( 2 ) No disrespect but your view of F1 and the team behind is simplistic to say the least. One thing is to luck into a winning car, another is to win and win and win without alienating your engineers/teammates/team principal/sponsors etc. The driver is there to inspire and to guide the team to gre...
by Pullrod
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Alonso go?
Replies: 136
Views: 23575

Re: Should Alonso go?

He's gonna be back when the new regulations kicks in to give it one more try. He is going to indycar to pursuit that triple crown and maybe even the championship knowing his racecraft and consistency. I feel this is that sort of scenario "It's goodbye for now,not goodbye forever". Wish him all the ...
by Pullrod
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 52250

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

F1 is a team sport, and if you don't pull in the same direction or if you lack the humility and the gratefulness you will not achieve the maximum. Except for McLaren in 2007 (for Vettel, since Hamilton already didn't) which of Alonso's cars do you believe Vettel or Hamilton would have won a title i...
by Pullrod
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 52250

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

One day, somebody will write about the curious case of Fernando Alonso where trouncing your teammate carries more weight than winning real championships. He is a great driver, and I feel sorry for his many fans but I believe that his reputation far outweighs his actual talent when you have people pl...
by Pullrod
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do Ferrari have an advantage at the starts?
Replies: 45
Views: 15394

Re: Do Ferrari have an advantage at the starts?

It has been clear for a very long time now that Mercedes certainly may have the worst launch system among the top teams, and for whatever reason, they are not great at the restarts after a Safety car period. Granted, the clutch is now miles better than the one used by Hamilton and Rosberg where an a...
by Pullrod
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Eric Boullier leaves mclaren
Replies: 110
Views: 22249

Re: Eric Boullier leaves mclaren

McLaren don't need Alonso? - Well, if they want to go down the Williams route, then definetely not ... That's the problem with Alonso.. it is always about him him and him again. The same was said when he left Ferrari(he was their biggest asset and they would not do better).. the man himself and his...
by Pullrod
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 78164

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

Good thread. Hamilton has simply not been the same driver since the Brake by Wire sytem was introduced in F1 around 2014. Compounded with the computer like Mercedes(FRIC at the time) suspension he has lost some of his strength which is braking. He may not admit it, but the Mercedes despite giving h...
by Pullrod
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 78164

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

Good thread. Hamilton has simply not been the same driver since the Brake by Wire sytem was introduced in F1 around 2014. Compounded with the computer like Mercedes(FRIC at the time) suspension he has lost some of his strength which is braking. He may not admit it, but the Mercedes despite giving h...
by Pullrod
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 78164

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

Good thread. Hamilton has simply not been the same driver since the Brake by Wire sytem was introduced in F1 around 2014. Compounded with the computer like Mercedes(FRIC at the time) suspension he has lost some of his strength which is braking. He may not admit it, but the Mercedes despite giving h...
by Pullrod
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 78164

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

Good thread. Hamilton has simply not been the same driver since the Brake by Wire sytem was introduced in F1 around 2014. Compounded with the computer like Mercedes(FRIC at the time) suspension he has lost some of his strength which is braking. He may not admit it, but the Mercedes despite giving hi...
by Pullrod
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hulkenberg vs Sainz
Replies: 29
Views: 6467

Re: Hulkenberg vs Sainz

Sainz is in his 4th season and he's getting beat by the Hulk, would he still be in people's top 10 drivers? Not right now, no. I expected him to at least match Hulk; my opinion of him has gone down as a result of what so far seems a pretty comprehensive beating. On a side note, if you believe in A>...
by Pullrod
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28335

Re: My god I love Le Mans

LOL.

Some guys here are either disingenuous or they really don't know who Fernando Alonso is.

Small digs, massive display of arrogance, and plain disrespect have always been present throughout his career.

I suspect many have missed some "gems" in Italian.
by Pullrod
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28335

Re: My god I love Le Mans

well you're moving the goalposts a bit. I've never said that Hamilton's not doing a good job or that other drivers would have been a better choice. The original discussion was how much luck played a part and whether the Big Three could be interchangeable from a success perspective. And in that resp...
by Pullrod
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28335

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Of course there's doubt. It depends who else would have been sitting in the seat at the time. Say, for example, that Hamilton went to Red Bull in 2013 and Vettel went to Mercedes. It's likely that Vettel would still be there now and Hamilton wouldn't have had a look in. Why aren't Ferrari and Merce...
by Pullrod
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28335

Re: My god I love Le Mans

No-one's suggesting the teams don't choose their drivers. But several factors contribute to that choice. Hamilton went knocking on Red Bull's door but was rejected. Does that mean they think he wasn't good enough? Or - more likely IMO - were they just happy with the lineup they had and didn't feel ...
by Pullrod
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28335

Re: My god I love Le Mans

BIB: I would suggest it's more naïve to think otherwise. None of the drivers can significantly influence a car's development, not these days. It was Vettel's good fortune that he joined Red Bull just before they hit the big time; it was Hamilton's that he did likewise with Mercedes; and it was Alon...
by Pullrod
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28335

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Because he thinks he's the best driver, and any time he wins he deserved it because he was the best anyway. I don't think it's hard to figure out, whether or not you agree with him. It's the same reason he considered Lewis a deserving champion in 2014 despite having virtually no opposition - he thi...
by Pullrod
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28335

Re: My god I love Le Mans

BIB: I would suggest it's more naïve to think otherwise. None of the drivers can significantly influence a car's development, not these days. It was Vettel's good fortune that he joined Red Bull just before they hit the big time I'm not really that sure about this. Remember some comments about Newe...
by Pullrod
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28335

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Regarding Alonso then what did he mean by all the trophies that drivers have that they don't deserve and every trophy he has he has deserved? Because he thinks he's the best driver, and any time he wins he deserved it because he was the best anyway. I don't think it's hard to figure out, whether or...
by Pullrod
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28335

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Toyota didn't need Alonso to win Le Mans so dropping Davidson wasn't a necessity, am I missing the Alonso message that F1 is unfair because of car disparities yet he himself is happy to walk into an advantaged position? Mercedes didn't need Rosberg and Lewis either, they wanted them much like Toyot...
by Pullrod
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: My god I love Le Mans
Replies: 207
Views: 28335

Re: My god I love Le Mans

Regarding Alonso then what did he mean by all the trophies that drivers have that they don't deserve and every trophy he has he has deserved? Because he thinks he's the best driver, and any time he wins he deserved it because he was the best anyway. I don't think it's hard to figure out, whether or...
by Pullrod
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163605

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Yeah yeah yeah, the real truth is known by some randoms on the internet and not James Allison of Ferrari, he's just lying coz reasons. Yawn. And no I haven't heard Seb ask for a Mercedes and nor should he with the cars he's had. You seem to be glossing over the fundamental reason why Alonso would w...
by Pullrod
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 163605

Re: Alonso and Vettel

I see your point but McLaren themselves had not won a race since 2012 and the last title was in 2008 and would have a totally unproven engine, if he couldn't see Ferrari turning things around anytime soon why were Mclaren going to do any better? I think they just offered two bites at a cherry he kn...