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by Zoue
Thu May 23, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 32564

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...
by Zoue
Thu May 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33800

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 11:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86023

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 11:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86023

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 11:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33800

Re: Indy500

Above all, there is no logical reason why McLaren are spending so much time and energy on Fernando Alonso at this stage. He's just that good, simple as. Lewis Hamilton is the only other driver in the world on his level. And maybe Max Verstappen For me, there's no logical reason why Alonso is spendi...
by Zoue
Thu May 23, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 32564

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Well don't see that every day. Both Ferrari drivers have set identical times at 1:13.014s!
by Zoue
Thu May 23, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will McLaren get back on the podium?
Replies: 191
Views: 79457

Re: When will McLaren get back on the podium?

and on a more positive note, Sainz claims they have identified why they were so poor in S3 in Barcelona which gives them hope for a better showing in Monaco:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/sain ... o/4394149/
by Zoue
Thu May 23, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 32564

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Hamilton was supposed to attend the driver's press conference yesterday but at the last moment, he decided to give it a miss (probably due to Niki Lauda's death). FIA granted permission from his exemption from the press conference. But some ex drivers have slammed him because yesterday, he entered ...
by Zoue
Thu May 23, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 32564

Re: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Hamilton was supposed to attend the driver's press conference yesterday but at the last moment, he decided to give it a miss (probably due to Niki Lauda's death). FIA granted permission from his exemption from the press conference. But some ex drivers have slammed him because yesterday, he entered ...
by Zoue
Thu May 23, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86023

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

I can only add one thing to Altair's post, which is that we now can monitor team radio, so any order to slow a leader down would be clear for all to hear. All manoeuvres by a backmarker that are not allowed by the rules, have to be reported to the stewards by the marshals anyway, so there is really...
by Zoue
Wed May 22, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Immortal Teams
Replies: 88
Views: 12552

Re: F1 Immortal Teams

mikeyg123 wrote:
Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote: I see a F1 history littered with dominant teams so what is happening now is little different.
yeah I'm afraid we're back to context again
Anyone who claims they can't see the difference is either wilfully blind or being insincere.
yes I'm inclined to agree, unfortunately
by Zoue
Wed May 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Immortal Teams
Replies: 88
Views: 12552

Re: F1 Immortal Teams

What's interesting is that in the last 31 years we have had only 6 years of none domination, so what we see presently is more normal than not, yet F1 is apparently now broken ? You know it is not that simple, I think you are being slightly naughty with this remark. Today's problem is slightly diffe...
by Zoue
Wed May 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Immortal Teams
Replies: 88
Views: 12552

Re: F1 Immortal Teams

The statistics show Mercedes as being the most dominant team in F1 history, so that's not really true? ;) Not sure how it relates to the broken point you were making? Maybe F1 has always been broken because it's not changed that much to me apart from it being far more professional? Well broken is y...
by Zoue
Wed May 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Immortal Teams
Replies: 88
Views: 12552

Re: F1 Immortal Teams

What's interesting is that in the last 31 years we have had only 6 years of none domination, so what we see presently is more normal than not, yet F1 is apparently now broken? Statistics don't tell the full story though The statistics show Mercedes as being the most dominant team in F1 history, so ...
by Zoue
Wed May 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Immortal Teams
Replies: 88
Views: 12552

Re: F1 Immortal Teams

, although I wouldn't say Williams dominated in '94 or '95 so not sure why that's included in the list. Williams in 1995 got 12 out of 16 pole positions. They were out performed on race day by the Benetton running better strategies, and the fact that Schumacher was a far more capable driver than Hi...
by Zoue
Wed May 22, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33800

Re: Indy500

...and Alonso! :thumbup: :nod: Not sure what Alonso could have done differently. He also did the right thing by not buying a seat. I think he did ok, all things considering, gave it his best shot and despite all of these setbacks, he just about missed the spot. Was not saying that Fernando did anyt...
by Zoue
Wed May 22, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy500
Replies: 230
Views: 33800

Re: Indy500

This whole fiasco was a huge embarrassment for McLaren. ...and Alonso! :thumbup: :nod: Not sure what Alonso could have done differently. He also did the right thing by not buying a seat. I think he did ok, all things considering, gave it his best shot and despite all of these setbacks, he just abou...
by Zoue
Wed May 22, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Immortal Teams
Replies: 88
Views: 12552

Re: F1 Immortal Teams

, although I wouldn't say Williams dominated in '94 or '95 so not sure why that's included in the list. Williams in 1995 got 12 out of 16 pole positions. They were out performed on race day by the Benetton running better strategies, and the fact that Schumacher was a far more capable driver than Hi...
by Zoue
Wed May 22, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Immortal Teams
Replies: 88
Views: 12552

Re: F1 Immortal Teams

I think the gulf between the haves and have-nots is far bigger now than it ever was. When looking at budgets and everything else I'd say Williams stands out, although I wouldn't say Williams dominated in '94 or '95 so not sure why that's included in the list. Red Bull in my opinion have also been se...
by Zoue
Wed May 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86023

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

I don't mind the idea of removing blue flags but I don't think it's possible to do it while you have junior teams. This. I don't like the current concept where backmarkers have to jump out of their way like a scalded cat and potentially ruin their own race but having customer teams is an obstacle t...
by Zoue
Tue May 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Immortal Teams
Replies: 88
Views: 12552

Re: F1 Immortal Teams

What's interesting is that in the last 31 years we have had only 6 years of none domination, so what we see presently is more normal than not, yet F1 is apparently now broken? Statistics don't tell the full story though The statistics show Mercedes as being the most dominant team in F1 history, so ...
by Zoue
Tue May 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Immortal Teams
Replies: 88
Views: 12552

Re: F1 Immortal Teams

pokerman wrote:What's interesting is that in the last 31 years we have had only 6 years of none domination, so what we see presently is more normal than not, yet F1 is apparently now broken?
Statistics don't tell the full story though
by Zoue
Tue May 21, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114598

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Little snippet buried in this article about Leclerc's Monaco chances states that Ferrari are working on an alternative front suspension to alleviate their slow-corner understeer problems. Hadn't heard this before as the main focus of discussion seems to have been the front wing design: https://www....
by Zoue
Tue May 21, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will McLaren get back on the podium?
Replies: 191
Views: 79457

Re: When will McLaren get back on the podium?

Appreciate this article is about the Indy 500 but feel it's relevant as it shines a light on yet another management snafu by the team. https://www.grandprix247.com/2019/05/20/ap-mclarens-failed-indy-500-effort-was-a-comedy-of-errors/ I've always been a massive fan of McLaren but they are making it h...
by Zoue
Tue May 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114598

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Little snippet buried in this article about Leclerc's Monaco chances states that Ferrari are working on an alternative front suspension to alleviate their slow-corner understeer problems. Hadn't heard this before as the main focus of discussion seems to have been the front wing design: https://www.s...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86023

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Well that's what I've been saying 90% of these posts are basically people being unhappy about Mercedes winning yet again, if another team were winning to break their winning streak then I doubt the state of F1 would be seen as such a big problem. I've had a look and Ferrari have close to a third of...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86023

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

But it is Mercedes who are winning again. What size % of the fan base does competitive racing have? Also, just because someone says they are a Ferrari fan doesn't mean they will stop watching F1 if Ferrari no longer compete in it. You're a Hamilton fan. Will you stop watching F1 when he retires? I ...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114598

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

In that respect who is disputing that Mercedes has the quicker car, but we seemingly want to bring forward this idea that Mazepin was able to drive the Mercedes close to the speed of the race drivers. You're doing your usual of trying to make it about something other than what was actually said. Th...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86023

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Verstappen would disagree https://f1i.com/news/291852-verstappen-red-bull-mercedes-engines.html So what? So what if Marko said different then? You don't understand context, I guess. You don't get that Verstappen was highlighting how the Red Bull chassis was being held back by its PU and the Merc on...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86023

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

You specifically said F1 has deviated away from it's core principles how can I know what you're referring to? In response to you saying they shouldn't move away from their core principles Yeah things like reverse grids and no longer having qualifying, just one thing I've read in this thread, what c...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86023

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Who has said this recently? You found a quote from Verstappen from over a year ago, so I', pretty sure you know how to use Google I'm not sure that's how it works, I have to find a source to back up what you said? It's common knowledge I thought. Are you trying to tell me you are unaware that Horne...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114598

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

You said he set impressive times but when I and sandman look more closely at these times he was about 1 second off the pace, then we want to be saying that this shows how easy the car(s) are to drive or at least that was Marko but we want to be highlighting the statement and for what purpose? Becau...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114598

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

Interesting article on Barcelona S3 times comparing this year to last. Mercedes made impressive gains of 0.441s in that sector alone while Ferrari did almost the reverse and lost an extra 0.314s, the worst of any team on the gird. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/sector-times-mercedes-rivals-fearf...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think rule changes are necessary?
Replies: 41
Views: 10523

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
Mon May 20, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114598

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
Mon May 20, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114598

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

We know that he was on the C5. We know that he was doing a qualifying sim at the time. You propose that, despite doing a qualifying sim and despite not using an engine that was a part of Lewis or Valteri's allocation, he wasn't running the engine in qualifying mode. I don't know why that makes sens...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull
Replies: 596
Views: 114598

Re: 2019 Mercedes vs. Ferrari vs. Red bull

The reason I'm having difficulty is that it doesn't make sense. The gaps that you pointed out to those midfield teams are smaller gaps than were present in qualifying. You claimed that either the Mercedes must be "seriously dominant" or that Mazepin is a potential superstar. That simply doesn't mak...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86023

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The manufacturers threatened to pull out because they didn't want to continue building what were basically spec engines, like I said the Hybrids were pushed forward by Todt that's what he wanted. If the chances of a customer winning are almost non-existent then why did both Mercedes and Ferrari ref...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86023

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

What principles would that be? well you're the one who brought them up - why don't you tell me? You specifically said F1 has deviated away from it's core principles how can I know what you're referring to? In response to you saying they shouldn't move away from their core principles Yeah things lik...
by Zoue
Mon May 20, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 86023

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

The main issues are distribution of funds and budget caps and has nothing to do with the engines, who in the paddock do you see bringing up engines as being any kind of problem? Those are the main issues in your opinion. I disagree and there are plenty of people who a simple Google search will retu...