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by Zoue
Sun May 19, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 100556

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Well, I think Bottas is looking a fair bit closer to Hamilton than Leclerc is to Vettel. In qualifying, it is 4 - 1 to Vettel and 3 - 2 for Bottas. Leclerc will have had 1 win vs none for Vettel, but without any team orders, I'm certain Vettel will have beaten leclerc in all the others. Vettel mayb...
by Zoue
Sun May 19, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114431

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

I'm not sure how you've come to these conclusions. Mazepin was not able to match Bottas's time despite having 128 laps in the car and despite running a tire that was more than a second faster than the C3s that Bottas used in qualifying. And for you that means he must be a potential superstar? Can y...
by Zoue
Sun May 19, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114431

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

What's even more strange is that he neglected to mention that the time was set on the C5 tire (2 compounds softer than what was used in qualifying). This is a non-story... It's not that strange. He was also 1.6s faster than Kimi in his Alfa and Kimi was also on the C5s. Mazepin was 1.3s ahead of a ...
by Zoue
Sun May 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114431

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

What's even more strange is that he neglected to mention that the time was set on the C5 tire (2 compounds softer than what was used in qualifying). This is a non-story... It's not that strange. He was also 1.6s faster than Kimi in his Alfa and Kimi was also on the C5s. Mazepin was 1.3s ahead of a ...
by Zoue
Sun May 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Which has nothing to do with the engines, the kibosh will be about the budget caps. Brundle's article didn't mention budget caps and mentioned compromises, plural, so likely to be much more than just that. He talked about root and branch changes needed and I think that would be odd terminology to u...
by Zoue
Sun May 19, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

For me if people want to change F1 from it's core principles then that's not what I want, is F1 really so destitute, I don't see that apart from a few disgruntled fans? I think there's a strong argument to say F1 has already deviated quite strongly from its core principles and many are advocating a...
by Zoue
Sun May 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

It was Jean Todt that initially wanted the green hybrid engines after the engine manufacturers initially wanted twin turbos and only then did Renault put their weight behind it, but keep putting the knife into the manufacturers, also the biggest disparity in respect to the pecking order of the team...
by Zoue
Sun May 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114431

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Marko wades in: https://www.grandprix247.com/2019/05/17/marko-a-second-class-f2-driver-showed-how-good-mercedes-is/ It's a strange thing for him to highlight we all know the Mercedes is the best car, is he trying to say that it's not fair? What's even more strange is that he neglected to mention th...
by Zoue
Sun May 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114431

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Marko wades in: https://www.grandprix247.com/2019/05/17/marko-a-second-class-f2-driver-showed-how-good-mercedes-is/ It's a strange thing for him to highlight we all know the Mercedes is the best car, is he trying to say that it's not fair? What's even more strange is that he neglected to mention th...
by Zoue
Sun May 19, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114431

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Marko wades in: https://www.grandprix247.com/2019/05/17/marko-a-second-class-f2-driver-showed-how-good-mercedes-is/ It's a strange thing for him to highlight we all know the Mercedes is the best car, is he trying to say that it's not fair? I don't see how it's strange. He's saying how if even a com...
by Zoue
Sun May 19, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114431

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Marko wades in: https://www.grandprix247.com/2019/05/17/marko-a-second-class-f2-driver-showed-how-good-mercedes-is/ It's a strange thing for him to highlight we all know the Mercedes is the best car, is he trying to say that it's not fair? What's even more strange is that he neglected to mention th...
by Zoue
Sun May 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114431

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Marko wades in: https://www.grandprix247.com/2019/05/17/marko-a-second-class-f2-driver-showed-how-good-mercedes-is/ It's a strange thing for him to highlight we all know the Mercedes is the best car, is he trying to say that it's not fair? I don't see how it's strange. He's saying how if even a com...
by Zoue
Sat May 18, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will McLaren get back on the podium?
Replies: 191
Views: 79424

Re: When will McLaren get back on the podium?

News that McLaren's fuel sponsor is looking to terminate their relationship: https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/brazil-bolsonaro-petrobras-mclaren/4390826/ Could be just another example of Bolsonaro throwing his weight around but not good news for McLaren if this goes ahead I don't think losing spo...
by Zoue
Sat May 18, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will McLaren get back on the podium?
Replies: 191
Views: 79424

Re: When will McLaren get back on the podium?

News that McLaren's fuel sponsor is looking to terminate their relationship:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/braz ... n/4390826/

Could be just another example of Bolsonaro throwing his weight around but not good news for McLaren if this goes ahead
by Zoue
Sat May 18, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114431

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Does that article have merit? I genuinely don't know about this but wouldn't you expect the circuit to get faster, the track has been rubbered in from the Grand Prix an supporting races, the car is noe set up in its fastest mode and there is clear air for these testing laps. Am I wrong or is it and...
by Zoue
Sat May 18, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think rule changes are necessary?
Replies: 41
Views: 10522

Re: Do you think rule changes are necessary?

The convergence theory is the biggest myth going. 2009-2013 - Almost the entire 2009 grid would fit into the gap between Vettel and everyone else by the end of 2013. 2005-2008 - Competitiveness about the same. 1998-2004 - McLaren vs Ferrari in 98. Nobody near Ferrari in 04. Convergence never happen...
by Zoue
Sat May 18, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

And unless you're a manufacturer, you're just not going to win, which means winners come from an ever-dwindling pool. There have always been different levels in F1 but to the best of my recollection never have there been so few different winners across such an extended period as there have been in ...
by Zoue
Sat May 18, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think rule changes are necessary?
Replies: 41
Views: 10522

Re: Do you think rule changes are necessary?

There's a valid argument to keep the rules as they are and this may lead to convergence eventually. But... it's also highly unlikely that the current rules will ever allow the manufacturers to be challenged. Agree that minor changes would't affect that and would be largely pointless. Depends how gen...
by Zoue
Sat May 18, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114431

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Does that article have merit? I genuinely don't know about this but wouldn't you expect the circuit to get faster, the track has been rubbered in from the Grand Prix an supporting races, the car is noe set up in its fastest mode and there is clear air for these testing laps. Am I wrong or is it and...
by Zoue
Fri May 17, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114431

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

That's true, people do get stuck, you can see it in here, so imagine the casual viewers! But equally, a stronger engine never guaranteed wins in the modern era, nor being faster in the straight. It's the twisty parts that always made up for the best laps and there's no better example than RB or Mer...
by Zoue
Fri May 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114431

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Says who exactly it's not been the best since last year. Yeah, the 'Mercedes engine advantage' talk just won't die, but in reality that hasn't been the source of their dominance/victory since 2016 IMO. Ferrari were already on par in 2017, and probably ahead in 2018. A good way to chart the engine d...
by Zoue
Fri May 17, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

$250 million budget cap. If teams want to go over that let them. They pay a 30% tax on every dollar over the cap that they spend which gets given to the bottom 3 teams in the constructors championship. Want to Spend $650 million? Go for it.. but your getting taxed an extra $120 million which is goi...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

F1 is mainly worse in competitiveness because it's become more and more professional over the years, when do drivers ever win titles without being in the best or close to best car, there has always been the haves and have nots, it's not like changes are not around the corner in 2021. I don't agree....
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

I was thinking more a certain diminutive elderly former 2nd hand car salesman as the creator of these beasts. He started this rot by throwing millions to the factory backed teams in return for their signatures on contracts and leaving the privateers to scrounge around in the dirt like 2nd class pea...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

F1 has always been an engineering exercise, both the cars and the drivers are the stars, you can always watch Indycars. I don't think the solution to people saying they are not happy with the current state of F1 is to tell them to go and watch something else For me if people want to change F1 from ...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

There can't be many years when you have enjoyed F1 then? The point most people have been making is that relatively recent changes are responsible for making F1 worse. So if someone's unhappy with specific teams now it doesn't necessarily follow that they have always been unhappy with them. Of cours...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Yeah not sure the manufacturers are the root cause here. Do we blame the beast for running rampant? Do we blame those who allow the beast to run rampant or do we blame those who created the beast in the first place? I think in this instance I would lay a good part of the blame at the feet of the ma...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The main problem with your F1 utopia will always be Ferrari. The main problem with F1 (and sadly, just the main, not the only one), is the cars. Too big, fitted with useless and futureless PU, wrongly sophisticated, and remote controlled (through the remote controlled drivers, nowadays). As someone...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The main problem with your F1 utopia will always be Ferrari. The main problem with F1 (and sadly, just the main, not the only one), is the cars. Too big, fitted with useless and futureless PU, wrongly sophisticated, and remote controlled (through the remote controlled drivers, nowadays). As someone...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

:thumbup: It is a source of constant bemusement to me how many people believe that having famous automotive branding on the cars is more important than actually having a competitive racing series. I am increasingly finding that I look forward to the F2 races more than the F1 now, it really is super...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The main problem with your F1 utopia will always be Ferrari. They are certainly part of it, along with the other manufacturers. Self interest rules for all of them No I would say they are the main part of it, even with the new to be fairer 2021 regs Ferrari are going to get $40M in appearance money...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Yeah not sure the manufacturers are the root cause here. Do we blame the beast for running rampant? Do we blame those who allow the beast to run rampant or do we blame those who created the beast in the first place? I think in this instance I would lay a good part of the blame at the feet of the ma...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Yeah not sure the manufacturers are the root cause here. Do we blame the beast for running rampant? Do we blame those who allow the beast to run rampant or do we blame those who created the beast in the first place? I think in this instance I would lay a good part of the blame at the feet of the ma...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Kubica/Stroll/Ocon
Replies: 41
Views: 9025

Re: Kubica/Stroll/Ocon

What I find really shocking is why isn't Ocon not getting to drive the Mercedes car either during the tests or anywhere else? The recently concluded test at Barcelona was a good opportunity to evaluate Ocon in their car & decide for 2020 if they wished to. At this point I would say whatever Ocon do...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The big issue here is what's stopping the privateer / non factory teams from competing for wins. It's not bad luck, lack of resources or inferior personnel or plant. The problem is actually structural. Thanks to these disgraceful engines & accompanying regulations that surround them, the discrimina...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The big issue here is what's stopping the privateer / non factory teams from competing for wins. It's not bad luck, lack of resources or inferior personnel or plant. The problem is actually structural. Thanks to these disgraceful engines & accompanying regulations that surround them, the discrimina...
by Zoue
Thu May 16, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Trouble is the breakaway was led by the big teams then, so we'd have had more of the same. And the smaller teams don't really have the clout to do it. In the Brundle article I posted earlier he says the 2021 regs are already looking like being watered down as the big teams exert pressure to maintai...
by Zoue
Wed May 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

And unless you're a manufacturer, you're just not going to win, which means winners come from an ever-dwindling pool. There have always been different levels in F1 but to the best of my recollection never have there been so few different winners across such an extended period as there have been in ...
by Zoue
Wed May 15, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 85920

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The big issue here is what's stopping the privateer / non factory teams from competing for wins. It's not bad luck, lack of resources or inferior personnel or plant. The problem is actually structural. Thanks to these disgraceful engines & accompanying regulations that surround them, the discrimina...