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by Zoue
Wed May 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86032

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 2:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86032

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The idea is not if they could do it or not. The argument is that drivers made mistakes back in the day of the sticks; and these were drivers that were used to them. These mistakes can spice up the race. Although it is a step backwards after 25 or so years to go back to the sticks, more of a leap ba...
by Zoue
Wed May 15, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86032

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Manual gearboxes with conventional 3 pedal control. That would sort the men from the boys. It really wouldn't. The Sky team talked about this during the past GP weekend, and Anthony Davidson was dead on when he said that it's just another skill every driver will learn. There's nothing inherently di...
by Zoue
Wed May 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86032

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Manual gearboxes with conventional 3 pedal control. That would sort the men from the boys. It really wouldn't. The Sky team talked about this during the past GP weekend, and Anthony Davidson was dead on when he said that it's just another skill every driver will learn. There's nothing inherently di...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86032

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Article on Sky by Brundle makes some depressing reading. As expected, it looks like any changes for 2021 will be watered down as the teams fight to protect their own status above the sport: https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/24096/11719448/martin-brundle-on-spanish-gp-frustrations-and-f1-future-visio...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86032

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The tyre issue is a bit of a scapegoat here IMO. Tyres have always been degrading and sensitive - just the awareness (and sensor technology to understand and measure it) was lacking. Thermal and circuit-specific sensitive tyres? Take the Michelins 1978-1980 or 2004 as striking examples. Or the Engl...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes 2019 vs Mercedes 2014-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 7368

Re: Mercedes 2019 vs Mercedes 2014-2016

The irony is that it is 2 ex Ferrari behind it now, Aldo Costa and James Allison added to the most effiecient PU in the business makes F1 in 2019 a drag race between Merc drivers to the first corner. I've only watched highlights so far and even that aint much.. Still talking about the hybrid engine...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will McLaren get back on the podium?
Replies: 191
Views: 79459

Re: When will McLaren get back on the podium?

Not claiming it will get them on the podium but McLaren are seemingly making a vey bold move in completely changing their aero philosophy here in Barcelona: https://www.racefans.net/2019/05/10/analysis-mclaren-reveals-f1s-biggest-update-of-2019-so-far/ Yeah I don't quite understand their change in ...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes 2019 vs Mercedes 2014-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 7368

Re: Mercedes 2019 vs Mercedes 2014-2016

The irony is that it is 2 ex Ferrari behind it now, Aldo Costa and James Allison added to the most effiecient PU in the business makes F1 in 2019 a drag race between Merc drivers to the first corner. I've only watched highlights so far and even that aint much.. Still talking about the hybrid engine...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Blanked by Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 20
Views: 5403

Re: Blanked by Lewis Hamilton

I think it's unfair to criticize an isolated incident without knowing more context. I'm sure if cameras were following all of us constantly it would pick up occasional behavior that might initially seem questionable to others. Lord knows I'm not Hamilton's biggest fan but I don't see anything partic...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114667

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

so why the hell hasnt someone else gone with low rake. without checking, havent merc run lower rake since 2014? the others have followed newey, which in fairness isnt a bad way to go, but without blown diffusers lower rake seems to have worked better. They've followed the Red Bull route because gen...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86032

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The tyre issue is a bit of a scapegoat here IMO. Tyres have always been degrading and sensitive - just the awareness (and sensor technology to understand and measure it) was lacking. Thermal and circuit-specific sensitive tyres? Take the Michelins 1978-1980 or 2004 as striking examples. Or the Engl...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114667

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

so why the hell hasnt someone else gone with low rake. without checking, havent merc run lower rake since 2014? the others have followed newey, which in fairness isnt a bad way to go, but without blown diffusers lower rake seems to have worked better. They've followed the Red Bull route because gen...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86032

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Dump it. Care to elaborate? All the problems that need to be "fixed" in F1 have been discussed here years ago, and except for the current PU technological stupidity, appeared long before the new regulations (insane aero, oversized cars, complexity and uselessness of the PU technologies, hopelessly ...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes 2019 vs Mercedes 2014-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 7368

Re: Mercedes 2019 vs Mercedes 2014-2016

I kind of understand why a third of the forum think it's at least as dominant now, they are looking at race results as opposed to the actual car performance. Surely by definition dominance is achieved only through results? Dominance relates to the actual speed of the car and not being reliant on ot...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes 2019 vs Mercedes 2014-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 7368

Re: Mercedes 2019 vs Mercedes 2014-2016

2014-2016 was the most dominant series of cars in F1 history in terms of raw pace. No team has been that far ahead for that number of races and we may never see that again. This current version of Mercedes dominance isn't built on a pace advantage, rather it is more akin to Red Bull 10-13. The best...
by Zoue
Tue May 14, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes 2019 vs Mercedes 2014-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 7368

Re: Mercedes 2019 vs Mercedes 2014-2016

I think people's memories are fading somewhat. In terms of results, the only difference to 2014 has been a hairline split in a rubber tube on a spark plug and I don't think we may draw any inferences about how (not) well-oiled the Mercedes machine was then compared to today from that. 2015 was down ...
by Zoue
Mon May 13, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86032

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

DRS: I'd like to see DRS use allowed for, lets say, 5 or 6 minutes per race, to be used in any way the driver feels at any part of the circuit. The thing is with stuff like this is that, as Fiki said, it'd cost zilch to implement & could be put in tomorrow. Surely it'd be worth a trial somehow to t...
by Zoue
Mon May 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 28131

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

I found Hamilton's comments about the changes he made during the laps to the grid interesting. I wish those changes would be explained a bit better, but I suppose that's too much to hope for. It has been years since I read about that happening. I wonder why we don't hear of such things more regular...
by Zoue
Mon May 13, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86032

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Now, as in... mid-season? It is not possible. There is one rule change that could be implemented from one day to the next, which would require zero technical changes. Allow free use of the cursed DRS. Wherever, whenever. It has been a decade since moveable aerodynamic surfaces have been brought in ...
by Zoue
Mon May 13, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What Should Ferrari Do?
Replies: 36
Views: 7297

Re: What Should Ferrari Do?

Design a better and faster car. Then they can worry about strategy... Amen to that! (Plus stop pretending that it's the Mercedes car that's got them the five 1-2s. It's the Mercedes team as a whole that's done that, aided and abetted by Ferrari's incompetence) I doubt anyone is suggesting that the ...
by Zoue
Mon May 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114667

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Interesting article on Racefans today. I was originally going to write it off as sensationalism as the article doesn't even mention the "concept" until the very last line, but then I started thinking that for Binotto to mention it, even as a throwaway line, does suggest that they are contemplating t...
by Zoue
Mon May 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 28131

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

BMWSauber84 wrote:Regarding Hamilton's pace after the safety car, I thought Bottas had used an extra set of softs in Q1. Is it possible his softs weren't fresh?
they definitely weren't, now that you mention it. I recall Dutch commentary saying he was bolting on a set of used tyres at the stop.
by Zoue
Mon May 13, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC
Replies: 123
Views: 25476

Re: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC

This attempt to rewrite history and give Baku to Leclerc is absurd. He crashed out in qualifying, and his race pace was no better than Gasly on the same strategy. Why do we assume that Leclerc could have taken it to the Mercedes? Because he looked good in practice? Mercedes are known for relentless...
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What Should Ferrari Do?
Replies: 36
Views: 7297

Re: What Should Ferrari Do?

I think they made the right decisions but were just too slow in making those decisions, not sure about putting Leclerc on the hards that did look a bit like a sacrifice move? Yes I agree with this. It made perfect sense to let Leclerc by Vettel initially, just as it did to let Vettel back past Lecl...
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 8:06 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

so is it the ferrari front wing concept that is the problem? from what ive read it doesnt generate the same downforce as the merc (but with other advantages obviously) and maybe they have picked the wrong route to go down. if you cant get enough downforce from your front wing, there is only a certa...
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Spanish Grand Prix
Replies: 37
Views: 7357

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Spanish Grand Prix

If enough people vote then anomolous votes will be averaged out of significance. People can vote for whoever they want, even if their reasons are wrong, but the purpose of the thread is to discuss the cases for and against drivers, not have a protracted discussion about the voting rules, or people'...
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Spanish Grand Prix
Replies: 37
Views: 7357

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Spanish Grand Prix

So how does that in any way relate to DotD? Anyone who can make the race interesting wins driver of the day for me. As far as I can tell, the poll is open to all the drivers, is it not? The poll is designed for who had the best performance on the day. I find it hard to believe anyone is not aware o...
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Spanish Grand Prix
Replies: 37
Views: 7357

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Spanish Grand Prix

So how does that in any way relate to DotD? Anyone who can make the race interesting wins driver of the day for me. As far as I can tell, the poll is open to all the drivers, is it not? The poll is designed for who had the best performance on the day. I find it hard to believe anyone is not aware o...
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Spanish Grand Prix
Replies: 37
Views: 7357

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Spanish Grand Prix

Well, that's fair, I meant to vote for norris and stroll but hit sainz and Stroll by mistake. Why would you be voting for the two drivers who crashed out? I genuinely have no idea why you spend your weekend watching F1, all you do is moan about it. I didn't moan, I simply stated who I voted for. Wh...
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86032

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

I know this thread is tongue in cheek but some of the ideas basically vindicate the FIA's position that the show is more important than the sport and it makes for depressing reading. This is what brought us cheese tyres and DRS, for example. F1 doesn't need gimmicks. It needs a bit more ambition ap...
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Spanish Grand Prix
Replies: 37
Views: 7357

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Spanish Grand Prix

Got to be max, really. He's consistently beating cars that are quicker than him. Helped a bit at the beginning by Vettel's flat spot but seized his chance superbly and never looked back. He's looking mighty impressive. Honorary shout out to Sainz. Did well to take Grosjean and I'm not entirely convi...
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 28131

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

mikeyg123 wrote:Stroll's fault IMO Norris was clearly alongside and deserved space.
:thumbup:
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 28131

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Option or Prime wrote:
Zoue wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Vettel is on a 2 stop and Leclerc a 1. Why is Leclerc still ahead?
I think Vettel is entitled to be a little irritated, tbh. He pulled over for Leclerc but Leclerc is defending strongly.

Vettel doesn't need to change again?
Possibly, bit marginal though isn't it?
yep I stand corrected!
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 28131

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

mikeyg123 wrote:Hamilton is so lucky :lol: :lol: Safety car will save his donkey.
I was just thinking the same :lol: :lol: . It's just uncanny!
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 28131

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

pokerman wrote:Bottas wants to chase down Hamilton who is cruising but that would destroy Bottas' tyres and he would have to stop again, give it up Bottas you're not catching Hamilton.
Hamilton saying these tyres will be a stretch
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 28131

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Altair wrote:
pokerman wrote:
Altair wrote:If the Ferraris crash into each other the race might be more interesting.
Not at all rather see which one comes out on top.
Team orders favors Vettel.
Don't see that today tbh
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 28131

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

mikeyg123 wrote:Vettel is on a 2 stop and Leclerc a 1. Why is Leclerc still ahead?
I think Vettel is entitled to be a little irritated, tbh. He pulled over for Leclerc but Leclerc is defending strongly.

Vettel doesn't need to change again?
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 28131

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

So vettel is now clearly quicker than Leclerc. What to do? :lol:
by Zoue
Sun May 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 28131

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

pokerman wrote:I'm not sure of Verstappen's strategy?
yeah me neither. He would have been better putting on a set of Mediums or Hards and cruising to the end