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by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

According to one report Mercedes are gaining up to 4 tenths in the final sector alone. That's monstrous!
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

UnlikeUday wrote:Maybe this updated part of the bargeboard made Haas as competitive as Red Bull:

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Source - http://www.imgur.com
that looks insanely complicated!
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Just the one Merc at the moment though. yeah Bottas has had minimal track time though to be fair. I'll be surprised if it's not a front-row lockout in qualifying Same running on the soft though he just missed out on the medium running. and he got held up by a Ferrari on his flying lap. Your point? ...
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

I think there's a bit more to come from Max as he got badly baulked at the chicane on his flier, bit not sure it will be enough to catch the Ferraris. Strong possibility of a Noah's Ark scenario in Qualifying with a Mercedes>Ferrari>Red Bull>Haas> lineup locking out the first four rows!
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

half a second ahead. Don't think this is going to be a happy weekend for Ferrari Just the one Merc at the moment though. yeah Bottas has had minimal track time though to be fair. I'll be surprised if it's not a front-row lockout in qualifying Same running on the soft though he just missed out on th...
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

pokerman wrote:
Zoue wrote:the fastest Renault-powered car is 2.4s down. They're 1.5s down on the fastest Honda-powered car...
This is not an engine track as such?
maybe, but it's still a significant gap (after writing the above Sainz spared their blushes a bit but Q3 is looking doubtful for a Renault-powered car
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

pokerman wrote:
Zoue wrote:half a second ahead. Don't think this is going to be a happy weekend for Ferrari
Just the one Merc at the moment though.
yeah Bottas has had minimal track time though to be fair. I'll be surprised if it's not a front-row lockout in qualifying
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Oh dear Russell. End of session methinks
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

the fastest Renault-powered car is 2.4s down. They're 1.5s down on the fastest Honda-powered car...
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

half a second ahead. Don't think this is going to be a happy weekend for Ferrari
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Ferrrari seem quickest in S1 but Merc look mighty in S3
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

McLaren have brought a major upgrade package which completely changes their aero philosophy. A very bold move, but it hasn't translated into any track time increase as yet and they are looking pretty average. Wrong move or biding their time?
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

...and now he's mor than half a second ahead, again on the Mediums. Gotta hope Ferrari haven't shown their hand yet!
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

So Hamilton's a tenth behind the Ferraris so far, but he's on the Mediums while they are on Softs 8O
by Zoue
Sat May 11, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

JN23 wrote:Oops Bottas
They're all struggling, to be fair. Vettel spun, both Hamilton and Leclerc had a moment. Bottas was only on his outlap so I'm guessing the tyres are being unsurprisingly temperamental
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will McLaren get back on the podium?
Replies: 191
Views: 80228

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/ana ... 19-so-far/
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Not only are Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton topping this session with their one-lap pace, the long run averages look good for them, too. Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel's averages are 1:23.1, while Charles Leclerc's is a 1:23.2. Bottas and Hamilton's? A 1:22.5 and 1:22.6. "It's looking pret...
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

16:12 Prefacing this next observation with the caveat that only the teams know what engine modes and fuel loads they're running, but the Mercedes cars are lapping low-to-mid 1m22s, which is better than what Ferrari has shown. https://www.skysports.com/f1/live-blog Looking more and more like another...
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

The fastest time in second practice last year was a 1:18.259 from Lewis Hamilton, so Bottas' 1:17.2 is looking very handy indeed. It also means we've got a very good chance of seeing a new track record in qualifying tomorrow - the current record is a 1:16.173, also set last year. https://www.skyspo...
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Haas are looking quite tasty and are mixing it with the Red Bulls. After them the rest of the midfield pack looks very tight
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

sure enough the Mercs comfortably fastest - are the vaunted Ferrari upgrades just not working or did Merc just bring better ones?
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

so Ferrari now topping the times on the Soft tyre, but worryingly for them only 3 tenths ahead of Bottas who is on the Mediums
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Bottas ahead of Hamilton stands out for me, although FP1 and all. Is Bottas generally doing better this season, is Lewis taking it easy or is it maybe both? Probably both, Bottas wasn't as close as this to Lewis by this time last year. Very good inter team battle indeed, Bottas single-handedly keep...
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Bottas ahead of Hamilton stands out for me, although FP1 and all. Is Bottas generally doing better this season, is Lewis taking it easy or is it maybe both? Probably both, Bottas wasn't as close as this to Lewis by this time last year. Very good inter team battle indeed, Bottas single-handedly keep...
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 76636

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

I'd dare add Button and Rubens too, albeit probably being a stretch. I remember Rubens mainly winging about the team and not exactly Button, but I do remember them saying that they had a love-hate relationship or something like that in 2009. Didn't Button and Hamilton also fall out? With the whole ...
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 76636

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

I'd dare add Button and Rubens too, albeit probably being a stretch. I remember Rubens mainly winging about the team and not exactly Button, but I do remember them saying that they had a love-hate relationship or something like that in 2009. Didn't Button and Hamilton also fall out? With the whole ...
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 76636

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

Interesting article on Mika Hakkinen in F1 Racing. On the 93 season and his experience of partnering Senna he says: "...just let's say that, for me, he was not the nicest guy in the paddock." I expect he could be an absolute nightmare of a team mate. I think, if you challenged him, yes. He always g...
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 76636

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

That was early on, in their partnership. It’s not a conspiracy theory so quit trying to discredit what I’m telling you was aired on TV. You may not have seen it, but I was obsessed with trying to convince my parents to help me get my racing license, and I watched everything possible on TV, often st...
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 76636

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

Yeah that's pretty much the point I was making earlier. Senna's aggressive reputation has now seemingly eclipsed almost anything else he did and I don't remember that as being anywhere near what he was most famous for at the time. Interesting article on Mika Hakkinen in F1 Racing. On the 93 season ...
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 76636

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

Ive seen that very interview Fiki, but there are other interviews that I saw way back, while were both still racing, that I have no clue how to find, where in at least 2 of them a Honda representative confirmed it by spinning it in a way that tried to justify it by trying to sell it as Honda using ...
by Zoue
Fri May 10, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 76636

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

Interesting article on Mika Hakkinen in F1 Racing. On the 93 season and his experience of partnering Senna he says: "...just let's say that, for me, he was not the nicest guy in the paddock." I expect he could be an absolute nightmare of a team mate. I think, if you challenged him, yes. He always g...
by Zoue
Thu May 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Interlagos to be dropped from 2020 calendar
Replies: 98
Views: 18550

Re: Interlagos to be dropped from 2020 calendar

No Brazilian driver in F1 so... it's a shame as this is one of the very few tracks that allows drivers to race... So what? That's not the criteria for choosing the tracks on the calendar. You serious here? :) F1 is a business... It is, but drivers come and go. I don't think tracks are added to the ...
by Zoue
Thu May 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Interlagos to be dropped from 2020 calendar
Replies: 98
Views: 18550

Re: Interlagos to be dropped from 2020 calendar

No Brazilian driver in F1 so... it's a shame as this is one of the very few tracks that allows drivers to race... So what? That's not the criteria for choosing the tracks on the calendar. You serious here? :) F1 is a business... It is, but drivers come and go. I don't think tracks are added to the ...
by Zoue
Thu May 09, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will Ferrari ACTUALLY have the advantage?
Replies: 66
Views: 14010

Re: When will Ferrari ACTUALLY have the advantage?

FWIW I actually don't agree with him. IMO it was absolutely the correct time to bring Leclerc in. And yes I often stumble across Villeneuve's thoughts and usually don't opt to ignore it just because it's Villeneuve. Sometimes he can make a good point and if not then there's always the comedy value....
by Zoue
Thu May 09, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Interlagos to be dropped from 2020 calendar
Replies: 98
Views: 18550

Re: Interlagos to be dropped from 2020 calendar

It's not just finances, according to another report: Interlagos has become increasingly unsuitable to host races of F1 magnitude as urban sprawl has reached the track perimeters, making access difficult and dangerous as gangs target fans, team personnel and even drivers. Recent races have done littl...
by Zoue
Thu May 09, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Thought that Ferrari would of held off from the upgrade, if for no other reason than to hold direct comparisons between pre-season testing and here, five races in. I guess that can still be achieved if the new PU's are not installed till Friday night, although I would imagine they will want some mi...
by Zoue
Wed May 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will Ferrari ACTUALLY have the advantage?
Replies: 66
Views: 14010

Re: When will Ferrari ACTUALLY have the advantage?

A post that said that Ferrari should have retained Kimi, the link backing up what the poster said. that doesn't necessarily mean he agrees. And regardless, that link was from a recent interview which just happened to coincide almost word for word with what the other poster was saying. What is so co...
by Zoue
Wed May 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27791

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

I think this is a must win for Ferrari, if they fail to deliver here, then they can kiss their championship aspirations goodbye imho. True. But if they have rushed their upgraded engine and new aero as reported, I'm a bit worried that they will crash and burn. Hopefully not would be bizarre if they...
by Zoue
Wed May 08, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 76636

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

Part of that was due to the Honda relationship Senna enjoyed which was a real factual issue and sore spot for Prost, and considering Senna was given that advantage, saying he comprehensively beat Prost doesn't hold water. In the end, Prost won more races and more championships and he did so fair an...
by Zoue
Wed May 08, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 76636

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

I'm sorry, are you being tongue in cheek here? Stewart was only voicing what a number of people on this forum also said after Abu Dhabi. Is it really that controversial? That wasn't the point of showing the article, more to show that a few people have noticed the criticisms that emanate from Stewar...