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by MistaVega23
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 55121

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

Also looking at their current junior programme, nobody is anywhere near the step up. Juri Vips is currently in F3 and second in the standings, but should he progress we're looking at 2021/22 at the earliest. Red Bull don't have much to fall back on, hence the Kvyat recall for this season. No Juri V...
by MistaVega23
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 55121

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

Also looking at their current junior programme, nobody is anywhere near the step up. Juri Vips is currently in F3 and second in the standings, but should he progress we're looking at 2021/22 at the earliest. Red Bull don't have much to fall back on, hence the Kvyat recall for this season. It would ...
by MistaVega23
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon in, Gasly out
Replies: 428
Views: 55121

Re: Albon in, Gasly out

Also looking at their current junior programme, nobody is anywhere near the step up. Juri Vips is currently in F3 and second in the standings, but should he progress we're looking at 2021/22 at the earliest.

Red Bull don't have much to fall back on, hence the Kvyat recall for this season.
by MistaVega23
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 178092

Re: Silly Season 2020!

UnlikeUday wrote:I wonder if Red Bull is Bottas' plan B?
I can't see it. Especially given how quickly RBR replace under-performing drivers 8)
by MistaVega23
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 178092

Re: Silly Season 2020!

That would be one hell of a risk possible leaving yourself without a seat for 2020? Who was the last non-Red Bull-backed driver to race for them? Was it Webber? If I were Horner, I'd go for a proven quantity and sign Alonso for 2020 on a one year deal, irrespective of his history with Honda. If the...
by MistaVega23
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 178092

Re: Silly Season 2020!

That would be one hell of a risk possible leaving yourself without a seat for 2020? Who was the last non-Red Bull-backed driver to race for them? Was it Webber? If I were Horner, I'd go for a proven quantity and sign Alonso for 2020 on a one year deal, irrespective of his history with Honda. If the...
by MistaVega23
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: James Allen as a commentator
Replies: 28
Views: 5889

Re: James Allen as a commentator

Button's first win in 2006 is legendary commentating :lol: During the Hamilton early-years he tended to get a little over-exuberant, but overall he was a brilliant commentator. Who remembers Legard? :blush: These days (in the UK) we have the choice of two: Crofty or Ben Edwards. I much prefer Edward...
by MistaVega23
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DRS - should there be a limit?
Replies: 32
Views: 6951

Re: DRS - should there be a limit?

Take last weekend, for example. Hamilton was hunting down Max at a rate of knots and we all knew that once he was in DRS range then it was all over. But what if Lewis had already used all of his DRS attempts and still couldn't get past? I recall the RBR pit wall telling Max he had full power for th...
by MistaVega23
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 178092

Re: Silly Season 2020!

Personally I don't see the issue with promoting George to Merc for 2020. These youngsters today don't seem to be fazed by anything and his performances this season have certainly gained him a new fanbase. Reminds me of Alonso in 2001. He'll have so much to learn from Lewis before Hamilton calls it a...
by MistaVega23
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DRS - should there be a limit?
Replies: 32
Views: 6951

DRS - should there be a limit?

I remember some years ago there was a thread debating DRS and its advantages and disadvantages, and I'm sure someone mentioned that there should be a limit to how many times drivers can use DRS in the race. I'd rather it was gone, but if it's here to stay then I think a slight tweak is needed. Perso...
by MistaVega23
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What are your three most favored drivers and why?
Replies: 22
Views: 4268

Re: What are your three most favored drivers and why?

Past favourites: Damon Hill - the last 'gentleman' Champion, and his story how he got there will never be repeated. That Canon Williams with number '0' is my all-time favourite car. His autobiography is superb reading and he openly admits he was nowhere near as talented as Schumacher, but hard work ...
by MistaVega23
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?
Replies: 83
Views: 12397

Re: Who are your 3 least favourite drivers and why?

I have more than 3, is that allowed?

Bottas - too boring
Grosjean - too useless
Magnussen - too mouthy
Perez - too invisible
Stroll - too rich
Kubica - too past it
by MistaVega23
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

And yet more precedent for crowding another driver off the course, Rosberg vs Verstappen at Germany 2016. This again being very similar to Austria 2019 but it was penalised with a 5 second penalty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQjAQ3AhTeE It's funny hearing Max protesting ''He pushed me off the ...
by MistaVega23
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

And yet more precedent for crowding another driver off the course, Rosberg vs Verstappen at Germany 2016. This again being very similar to Austria 2019 but it was penalised with a 5 second penalty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQjAQ3AhTeE It's funny hearing Max protesting ''He pushed me off the ...
by MistaVega23
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

I think what you are referring to there is a Danny Ric style dive-bomb which again people on here have been very critical of in the past because it's very much a 'get out of the way or we crash' style of overtake where the racing etiquette is not quite right with it and there is an air of desperati...
by MistaVega23
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rules and Penalties
Replies: 36
Views: 7661

Re: Rules and Penalties

Another thing.. That will sound controversial is once the podium happens, unless it's a severe thing that results in a crash or something serious, the places are locked in and any punishment has to happen next race What about car infringements? I can't see many team bosses happy with another team w...
by MistaVega23
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Any driver that drives to the outside kerbing and by doing so comes into contact with another car on his outside, is automatically guilty of not driving with enough care and attention and crowding a car off the circuit. No they're not. This is my argument about both drivers having equal responsibil...
by MistaVega23
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 178092

Re: Silly Season 2020!

I agree. I don’t see Vettel walking away this year. In fact I think he, like Lewis are going to stick around for 2021 and take their chance at winning another title under new regulations. Ferrari is happy with Leclerc so if Vettel did retire I don’t think they would go beyond a one year deal with s...
by MistaVega23
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

His steering lock is not the only thing that affects his corner exit trajectory, he was also accelerating too harshly instead of being more gingerly with the throttle pedal until both cars had exited the corner with enough space, and then he can floor it. On lap 68 he did not just shove his foot fu...
by MistaVega23
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Just watching the highlights of the race again, Norris gives Hamilton space at turn three on lap 1 and as a result Hamilton passes him down into turn four, (like Leclerc does on lap 68 to Max). Should Norris have just accelerated to the edge of the track and forced Hamilton off at turn three? It wo...
by MistaVega23
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Just watching the highlights of the race again, Norris gives Hamilton space at turn three on lap 1 and as a result Hamilton passes him down into turn four, (like Leclerc does on lap 68 to Max). Should Norris have just accelerated to the edge of the track and forced Hamilton off at turn three? It wo...
by MistaVega23
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: F1 2019 Game
Replies: 21
Views: 18997

Re: F1 2019 Game

The driver transfers thing is really putting me off at the moment. What CM needs to do is release DLC packs for previous seasons and start your career that way. I enjoy the F1 games because they're true to life, not fantasy F1. I'd happily pay something like £6.99 per season and then download furthe...
by MistaVega23
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

This is Palmer's take on it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/48849024 "The thing is, though, Leclerc might well not have had room on the outside regardless of Verstappen opening his steering, because both of them had entered the corner a bit faster and later than on the previous lap. The gap on...
by MistaVega23
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

. So, my understanding of the rules is that IF a car is alongside going into a corner then both cars should allow the other room to continue around the corner whilst staying on the track. Verstappen rather obviously did not comply with this. Can anyone quote the actual wording ? Thanks. . Chapter f...
by MistaVega23
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Worst drivers so far this season? 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 12450

Re: Worst drivers so far this season? 2019

I wouldn't say Kubica has disappointed me the most, because I expected him to struggle regardless of Williams' form. If he was running Russell close then we can all say it's the car and not the driver, but he's been absolutely destroyed by George. Vettel is an worth a mention. Expected to fight for...
by MistaVega23
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Worst drivers so far this season? 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 12450

Re: Worst drivers so far this season? 2019

I wouldn't say Kubica has disappointed me the most, because I expected him to struggle regardless of Williams' form. If he was running Russell close then we can all say it's the car and not the driver, but he's been absolutely destroyed by George. Vettel is an worth a mention. Expected to fight for ...
by MistaVega23
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

No. Because that whole move is just motor racing - from karts to F1 it's no different. If you leave a gap on the inside big enough another to car to fit into - you run a risk. They will take it and you WILL be run wide on the exit if you stay there. It's that simple. Accept that and either back out...
by MistaVega23
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

I do believe that in the past the stewards have made incorrect decisions "for the good of the sport" or because a particular driver/team was impacted (there were a lot of dodgy calls around 2008 for example). I don't believe that this was one of those occasions This was one of those occasions, beca...
by MistaVega23
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

I do believe that in the past the stewards have made incorrect decisions "for the good of the sport" or because a particular driver/team was impacted (there were a lot of dodgy calls around 2008 for example). I don't believe that this was one of those occasions This was one of those occasions, beca...
by MistaVega23
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Charles kept his foot in when he'd already lost the position. Being forced off-track was a direct result of a.) leaving Max too much space on the inside and b.) not yielding when Max was alongside. If he'd backed off and done the switchback on Max then he'd have had the inside line for turn 4. If t...
by MistaVega23
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

If you think his win has been kept because it suits a narrative then I'll refer you to Max's post-race penalty at the 2017 US GP. A storming recovery drive, cheered on by the majority, he crossed the track limits when passing Kimi and copped a 5 second penalty, keeping him off the podium. The penal...
by MistaVega23
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Charles kept his foot in when he'd already lost the position. Being forced off-track was a direct result of a.) leaving Max too much space on the inside and b.) not yielding when Max was alongside. If he'd backed off and done the switchback on Max then he'd have had the inside line for turn 4. If th...
by MistaVega23
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

F1 Racer wrote:Wow, Dijon 1979 is nasty, thank you for showing. We just need racing like the first lap of Max vs CL Austria 2019, where no contact ever happens but there is still jostling and neither car ever leaves the track.
I'd consider changing my username if I were you....
by MistaVega23
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55989

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Charles wasn't pushed off into a gravel trap and he wasn't punted off into a barrier. Wow, completely irrelevant and it makes it hard to respect your opinion when you use arguments such as this. What is or isn't on the outside of the track limits is irrelevant for determining what is fair or unfair...
by MistaVega23
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who should replace Bottas at Merc
Replies: 67
Views: 12931

Re: Who should replace Bottas at Merc

Currently tied between nobody, Verstappen and Alonso. For sentimental reasons, I'd pick Alonso. Verstappen has shown great maturity this year (is he THAT good or is Gasly THAT bad?) so having either one of them alongside Lewis would make race weekends way more interesting than they are at the moment...
by MistaVega23
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who should replace Bottas at Merc
Replies: 67
Views: 12931

Re: Who should replace Bottas at Merc

Some of these options are a joke, surely?
by MistaVega23
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour
Replies: 134
Views: 18887

Re: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour

What’s with all this political game nonsense? This had absolutely NOTHING to do with politics and everything to do with a guy reacting genuinely to a situation where he felt wronged. Nothing more, nothing less, and he wasn’t trying to appeal to anyone’s sympathetic side either. He felt the penalty ...
by MistaVega23
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 74192

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

Even worse is Vettel's unsportsmanlike behaviour after the race in the parc ferme. He should get a 1 race DSQ for bringing the sport into disrepute, but sadly, there are no such rules handling disrepute/bad behaviour in the FIA rule book (pretty much the ONLY international sport that doesn't have r...
by MistaVega23
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 74192

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

Some further information on how the stewards made their decision is detailed in this article: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/143996/vettel-steering-inputs-key-to-fia-penalty-decision Basically says that the decision was mostly based on his steering inputs after gaining back control of the car. S...
by MistaVega23
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 74192

Re: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix Race Thread

Even worse is Vettel's unsportsmanlike behaviour after the race in the parc ferme. He should get a 1 race DSQ for bringing the sport into disrepute, but sadly, there are no such rules handling disrepute/bad behaviour in the FIA rule book (pretty much the ONLY international sport that doesn't have r...