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by Zoue
Tue May 28, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?
Replies: 26
Views: 5452

Re: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?

I think Ferrari has certainly worsened under Binotto (notwithstanding the fact that they weren't exactly perfect under Arrivabene) and he seems somewhat out of his depth as a TP. But as someone alluded to earlier it seems Binotto was forcing a choice between him and Arrivabene so Ferrari were betwe...
by Zoue
Tue May 28, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50222

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Just watched the highlights of C4. The tribute for Niki at the end was spot on. I don't think there could have been a more fitting song used. (the impossible dream) Why would "the impossible dream" be fitting? :? Possibly because of this line (among others): That one man, scorned and covered with s...
by Zoue
Tue May 28, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 101124

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Ferrari are probably licking their chops at the point differential starting to build between their drivers. Any excuse to continue propping up Vettel (1/2 facetious 1/2 truth). Leclerc will have to really show what he's made of over the next few races. Yeah I'm sure they're over the moon with how t...
by Zoue
Tue May 28, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 49488

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Here’s another one: Alonso was extremely good at qualifying an average or poor car higher than it should be. But when pole position was a serious possibility, he was a bit of a choker. Bahrain 2010 Germany 2010 Canada 2011 Hungary 2011 That’s something I noticed as I was watching old races from 201...
by Zoue
Tue May 28, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 32591

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Just listened to team radio of leclerc saying with complete confidence they need to go for another lap and they told him no LOL Leclerc really has one arm tied behind his back and perhaps it's starting to affect him given how he drove in the race? I think he was just a bit unfortunate in the race t...
by Zoue
Tue May 28, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23956

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

Anybody can make an attempt at a pass at Monaco if they are not too concerned about the outcome damaging their race ask Leclerc. Because of course they are exactly the same situation :uhoh: There was nothing special in what Verstappen did like you are trying to make out. He fought for a position wh...
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23956

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

Crashed into Bottas in the pit lane (more so teams fault) and he had maybe 2 small lock ups behind Hamilton in the closing stages of the race and then the failed attempt to overtake. He didn’t have a bad race but I just can’t vote for him over a Lewis when Lewis literally made no mistakes whilst be...
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23956

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

Hamilton - no mistakes even whilst on the wrong tyre whilst max behind him locked up a few times and also caused a collision with his poorly executed move. Yes he moaned but the moaning isn’t a big deal for me. The radio is his only life line to his engineers so of course he is going to tell them t...
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 101124

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Clearly Ferrari screwed his race the day before but I'm not much impressed by Leclerc saying he didn't care if he crashed given that's exactly what he did. Ferrari ruined his qualifying agreed, but he destroyed his race himself. Well, he sort of did what Hamilton did in 2017. Did not perform at a r...
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 3768
Views: 1154121

Re: FEEDBACK THREAD

Has anyone been using the autotrim quote feature? if so, has it worked correctly every time? Or has anyone experienced any bugs? I've used it quite often and it seems to work well for me. we have an autotrim quote feature? Think we need to add a facepalm emoji for the reading impaired like me! :lol:
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: MURRAY WALKER - Mercedes is best F1 Team ever!
Replies: 36
Views: 9202

Re: MURRAY WALKER - Mercedes is best F1 Team ever!

Well you'd have to add in protected by the rules for at least three of the years which no-one's had before, but otherwise I think there's a case for it certainly
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 101124

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Clearly Ferrari screwed his race the day before but I'm not much impressed by Leclerc saying he didn't care if he crashed given that's exactly what he did. Ferrari ruined his qualifying agreed, but he destroyed his race himself. Well, he sort of did what Hamilton did in 2017. Did not perform at a r...
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?
Replies: 26
Views: 5452

Re: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?

I think Ferrari has certainly worsened under Binotto (notwithstanding the fact that they weren't exactly perfect under Arrivabene) and he seems somewhat out of his depth as a TP. But as someone alluded to earlier it seems Binotto was forcing a choice between him and Arrivabene so Ferrari were betwee...
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23956

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

Hamilton - no mistakes even whilst on the wrong tyre whilst max behind him locked up a few times and also caused a collision with his poorly executed move. Yes he moaned but the moaning isn’t a big deal for me. The radio is his only life line to his engineers so of course he is going to tell them t...
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23956

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

Covalent wrote:They all drove as slowly as they could.
Yeah, Gasly's fastest lap on lap 72 was nearly 3s faster than Hamilton was going on the same lap. Clearly pace wasn't the determining factor, as it usually never is at Monaco!
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23956

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

Hamilton - no mistakes even whilst on the wrong tyre whilst max behind him locked up a few times and also caused a collision with his poorly executed move. Yes he moaned but the moaning isn’t a big deal for me. The radio is his only life line to his engineers so of course he is going to tell them t...
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50222

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Just because he wasn't penalised doesn't mean anything. Maybe because Charlie Whiting wasn't there and they aren't so on the ball. Maybe what happened with Verstappen changed there application of the rules. He dropped 7 seconds to Hamilton who we know was not speeding and likely driving the delta. ...
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23956

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

Hamilton - no mistakes even whilst on the wrong tyre whilst max behind him locked up a few times and also caused a collision with his poorly executed move. Yes he moaned but the moaning isn’t a big deal for me. The radio is his only life line to his engineers so of course he is going to tell them t...
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 49488

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Here’s another one: Alonso was extremely good at qualifying an average or poor car higher than it should be. But when pole position was a serious possibility, he was a bit of a choker. Bahrain 2010 Germany 2010 Canada 2011 Hungary 2011 That’s something I noticed as I was watching old races from 201...
by Zoue
Mon May 27, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 32591

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Just listened to team radio of leclerc saying with complete confidence they need to go for another lap and they told him no LOL Leclerc really has one arm tied behind his back and perhaps it's starting to affect him given how he drove in the race? I think he was just a bit unfortunate in the race t...
by Zoue
Sun May 26, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50222

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

shoot999 wrote::uhoh: Nasty scene between Hamilton and Vowles post race


https://www.facebook.com/MercedesAMGF1/ ... 504214775/
:thumbup: :lol:
by Zoue
Sun May 26, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50222

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

This is the rule Bottas potentially broke, rules 30.5 (SC) and 40.3 (VSC) " No car may be driven unnecessarily slowly , erratically or in a manner which could be deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers or any other person at any time whilst the VSC procedure is in use. This will apply whether...
by Zoue
Sun May 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23956

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

As far as I can recall tyres have never been much of an issue at Monaco so I don't really get what all the fuss is about. The traction on that Merc ensured that Max was never going to be in a position to get past, so I don't get all the dramatics. Sainz also spent most of the race keeping cars behin...
by Zoue
Sun May 26, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 163
Views: 23956

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

Max for me, easily. The Merc’s monster traction meant he could get close enough where it mattered but otherwise he put immense pressure in Lewis and the engine made the difference in the end
by Zoue
Sun May 26, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50222

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Asphalt_World wrote:So, I expect Lewis will call this his hardest win ever!
Yep he just did!
by Zoue
Fri May 24, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114952

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Jezza13 wrote:
Option or Prime wrote:1.6 to 1.7 seconds off the leaders so have they lost the switch?
I thought the same but then again Williams are 4 sec off Merc with the same engine so I guess there's other things needing development too.
Yes also I think Monaco isn't the best place to compare engines tbh
by Zoue
Fri May 24, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114952

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Some bold claims by Renault: "From our analysis we see we are now the same level as Ferrari and Mercedes in race, and behind Ferrari in qualifying, when we will be back to that level which is the case from this weekend on." https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/renault-conrod-reliability-handicapped-en...
by Zoue
Fri May 24, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86239

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

...and following on from the above regarding road relevance there's this interesting little snippet from Aboutibel in the Monaco Press Conference: In my opinion we need to look at the next couple of years to form an opinion regarding MGU-H road relevance, because it’s clearly a component that was in...
by Zoue
Fri May 24, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 32591

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

From the Monaco press conference: CA: Thank you! It’s vast question and the usual question. Will we have a signed contract by FIA, Formula One and all 10 teams by end of June or mid-June for the World Motor Council? No, obviously no. But in my opinion there has been a lot of groundwork already cover...
by Zoue
Fri May 24, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RIP F1 Triple World Champion Niki Lauda Dies Aged 70
Replies: 50
Views: 12325

Re: RIP F1 Triple World Champion Niki Lauda Dies Aged 70

In all the tributes I think this was quite a funny yet warming comment by CH: We’ll certainly miss the breakfast where he would come, pretty much every morning and Helmut and he would be like the two old guys in the Muppet Show, Waldorf and Statler I think it was, and they’d basically be commenting ...
by Zoue
Fri May 24, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33848

Re: Indy500

Whoever has ever looked to give this triple crown so much importance in the past and to try and equate it to winning multiple F1 WDC's is laughable. I think laughable is a little strong tbh. Alonso has won 2 WDCs against arguably the GOAT so he has little left to prove in F1. Winning in different d...
by Zoue
Fri May 24, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33848

Re: Indy500

It's only important to Alonso's ego on how he wants to be seen to be viewed in terms of achievement. As far as him winning 2 WDC's you make it sound like he achieved all he wanted to achieve in F1 and now on to the next big thing but what actually happened is he fell short of what his talent should...
by Zoue
Fri May 24, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33848

Re: Indy500

Another form of a "triple crown" which I think could mean more than winning the 3 races, is winning Championships in 1. F1, 2. Indycar, 3. WEC/endurance racing. I kind of think it means more, but Alonso was clear when he stated the 3 races. Even as an Alonso fan, I don't look at his LeMans accompli...
by Zoue
Fri May 24, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86239

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

I am going to suggest something that I've said previously, but I'm convinced that this would help narrow the gap between the manufacturer teams and the rest of the playing field, and sort out the issues regarding the engines: Engine Manufacturers can spend what they want developing the engines, but...
by Zoue
Thu May 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33848

Re: Indy500

I agree that Alonso would have more chance of winning the series than the Indy500 because that tends to be a bit of a lottery however I would question how much Alonso actually respects the series to do a full season and also the Indy500 itself, would you ever see him compete in the race again if he...
by Zoue
Thu May 23, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33848

Re: Indy500

I agree that Alonso would have more chance of winning the series than the Indy500 because that tends to be a bit of a lottery however I would question how much Alonso actually respects the series to do a full season and also the Indy500 itself, would you ever see him compete in the race again if he...
by Zoue
Thu May 23, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33848

Re: Indy500

I am kind of wondering what Alonso's next move is going to be and where he and McLaren stand. Will he come back to indy, or was that just an idea when he had a top running car (at Andretti) and now that it looks like its going to take much more work, will he just forget about it? If he and McLaren ...
by Zoue
Thu May 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 32591

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

So in P2 Vettel has just managed to leapfrog the Mercs but it should be noted that he is on the Softs while the Mercs are running Mediums and he's still less than a tenth ahead... I dont think these times are too much to pay attention to, Alfas only 3 tenths off so the top guys are running heavy on...
by Zoue
Thu May 23, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33848

Re: Indy500

The indycar story was huge only for Alonso(popularity) and indycar(popularity and legitimacy). McLaren has not gain much from this and I have no idea what Zak is/was thinking. They should have concentrated their efforts on F1. Of course it was big for Mclaren as well. Bringing a former WDC out of r...