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by JN23
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 32500

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020

Got a virtual christmas get together with some friends this afternoon so results won't be straight after the race. All being well they'll be done today.

It's nice to keep you all in suspense with the private predictions though :D
by JN23
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BRDC officially announces Hamilton Straight
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: BRDC officially announces Hamilton Straight

This is him finding out
by JN23
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3148

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Any idea why Mercedes are 0.5 slower than last year? Has that happened so far this season? I don’t think it has no, Mercedes have usually been quicker when I’ve seen the comparisons. I could be wrong as there hasn’t been many of the same tracks for a while (Bahrain 1 the exception) but Red Bull wer...
by JN23
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2020 Qualifying Prediction Game
Replies: 239
Views: 25610

Re: 2020 Qualifying Prediction Game

‘Get in there JN23’ :]

Delighted to have won a competition on the forum at last! Was a close run thing between us at the top.

Thanks to P-F1 Mod for running the competition and always posting the results so promptly.
by JN23
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3148

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I think that sets the winter up well.

‘Have Red Bull finally caught Mercedes?’

Australia: Mercedes lock out the front row by a second.
by JN23
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3148

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Great effort from Verstappen too. Should set it up nicely for tomorrow
by JN23
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2020 Qualifying Prediction Game
Replies: 239
Views: 25610

Re: 2020 Qualifying Prediction Game

I’m not confident :?
by JN23
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3148

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

That must have been a great lap from Norris.
by JN23
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3148

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Better late than never, Ocon outqualified Ricciardo in the dry
by JN23
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Re: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!

You're boring. Then again, so am I. Probably a generational thing coupled with the advent of social media. I prefer to have a driver identify with a specific helmet design but that's just me. Plus, having said that, I really liked Lando Norris' helmet used (at Silverstone?) designed by a six-year o...
by JN23
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Re: Constant helmet changes are driving me nuts!

A few years ago they bought in a regulation permitting a one change for one event per season. Had that since changed? I do really like Bottas is new design he is running the weekend Yes, since when did this rule change? I agree the continuing smorgasborg of Norris helmets is over the top. I believe...
by JN23
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict the next World Champion
Replies: 36
Views: 2002

Re: Predict the next World Champion

Obviously so hard to say with the 2022 regulations. The smart money is probably on Russell as he’ll probably be in a Mercedes at some point. Outside shout: Vettel in the Aston Martin. Question to those who think Leclerc. Do you think Ferrari will be able to build a championship winning car with the...
by JN23
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Predict the next World Champion
Replies: 36
Views: 2002

Re: Predict the next World Champion

Obviously so hard to say with the 2022 regulations. The smart money is probably on Russell as he’ll probably be in a Mercedes at some point. Outside shout: Vettel in the Aston Martin. Question to those who think Leclerc. Do you think Ferrari will be able to build a championship winning car with the ...
by JN23
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 32500

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020

I have received the six private predictions
by JN23
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 2716

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

This myth often gets repeated. Hamilton had I believe one test in 2005, three in 2006 and the 2007 pre season. Indeed. This is a classic case of people repeating something with the hope that if they say it often enough it will simply be believed. The same people are usually unable to provide any ac...
by JN23
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3148

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Checo will surely have a higher engine mode for the race, and presumably won't bother running more than Q1 (to get 19th to be on the correct side of the grid, if my thinking is right) so he'll have a bit more grunt and a vast selection of tyres come Sunday. Ah yes, good point in that he should in t...
by JN23
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3148

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Are there any figures around of how much advantage a brand new engine has over an old engine?

I do seem to remember Mercedes saying it was pretty negligible (0.05 per lap) when they had to delay their upgraded engine at Canada 2018.
by JN23
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 32500

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020

Abu Dhabi

Bottas
Hamilton
Verstappen
by JN23
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 32500

Re: CarlPotter's Top Three Championship 2020

P-F1 Mod wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:11 pm
It's OK Mod T, I'll be aiming my car square at Remmirath next week, just don't tell the stewards!
Careful, you can be banned for that sort of thing soon ;)
by JN23
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2020 Pick 10 Competition
Replies: 571
Views: 34921

Re: 2020 Pick 10 Competition

Question: as we may not know who is driving a Mercedes by the time FP1 starts, can we submit the driver as Hamilton but if Russell replaces him, then we’ll get the points? Same for Williams in the qualy predictions, submit as Russell but if it’s Aitken we get the points? This can be ignored, Hamilt...
by JN23
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3148

Re: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

AMuS are claiming Hamilton has tested negative in his latest Covid test. He can fly to Abu Dhabi tomorrow but will have to again take a test tomorrow before being allowed inside the paddock. He can only sit in the Mercedes car on Saturday onwards. Russell may be allowed to run in FP1 & 2 & then he ...
by JN23
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3484

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

https://twitter.com/adamcooperf1/status/1337035389618556928?s=21 Russell saying that if Hamilton tests negative then Hamilton will be driving. I think unless the test result is here by tonight I think they should just make the decision that Russell is in Merc and Aitken is in the Williams for the we...
by JN23
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: 2020 Pick 10 Competition
Replies: 571
Views: 34921

Re: 2020 Pick 10 Competition

Question: as we may not know who is driving a Mercedes by the time FP1 starts, can we submit the driver as Hamilton but if Russell replaces him, then we’ll get the points? Same for Williams in the qualy predictions, submit as Russell but if it’s Aitken we get the points?
by JN23
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 2716

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

Possibly the wrong thread but how were Bottas’ tyres in such bad condition? They were younger than Perez, Stroll and Ocon’s I think. 2 reasons: 1. They went through an additional heat cycle during the pits, and the Pirellis are notoriously fickle. 2. Well, Bottas. What do you mean by an additional ...
by JN23
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 2716

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

Possibly the wrong thread but how were Bottas’ tyres in such bad condition? They were younger than Perez, Stroll and Ocon’s I think. 2 reasons: 1. They went through an additional heat cycle during the pits, and the Pirellis are notoriously fickle. 2. Well, Bottas. What do you mean by an additional ...
by JN23
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 2716

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

Possibly the wrong thread but how were Bottas’ tyres in such bad condition? They were younger than Perez, Stroll and Ocon’s I think. 2 reasons: 1. They went through an additional heat cycle during the pits, and the Pirellis are notoriously fickle. 2. Well, Bottas. What do you mean by an additional ...
by JN23
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Show me the Money! Stroll, Latifi, Mazepin and Norris
Replies: 21
Views: 1403

Re: Show me the Money! Stroll, Latifi, Mazepin and Norris

I think it’s a bit harsh on Norris to put him in this group - I know he’s from a wealthy background but he clearly had the talent in my opinion. When did McLaren take him under their wing?
by JN23
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.
Replies: 66
Views: 2716

Re: Whose 'announcement' race was the most impressive.

Nice thread. I saw all these and for me it's between Hamilton and Russel. Hamilton had by far the better teammate to go up against, but I think Russell had to deal with a lot more in the race. And that pass on Bottas was absolutely stunning. How was it different from what Sainz did in a weaker car?...
by JN23
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers from the past choice of number
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Drivers from the past choice of number

I think in the past we'd see a lot less of drivers choosing their number for clever marketing reasons (Val77eri Bottas, GR/63, etc.) and more sentimental reasons that are impossible to guess, such as your number from your first karting season, your lucky number, etc. In short, while I think the thr...
by JN23
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3484

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

I didn’t realise Vandoorne was supposed to be in for practice this weekend. Russell is down for media stuff for Merc tomorrow
by JN23
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official George Russell Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 1601

Re: The Official George Russell Thread

Russel has already waited one year too long... Bottas has been underperforming for years now including having a year with ZERO wins driving the Merc!! If i were Redbull I would poach Russell right out of Totto's nose and create a mega driver lineup..The constructors atleast won't be a given next ye...
by JN23
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers from the past choice of number
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Drivers from the past choice of number

I think in the past we'd see a lot less of drivers choosing their number for clever marketing reasons (Val77eri Bottas, GR/63, etc.) and more sentimental reasons that are impossible to guess, such as your number from your first karting season, your lucky number, etc. In short, while I think the thr...
by JN23
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official George Russell Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 1601

Re: The Official George Russell Thread

Russel has already waited one year too long... Bottas has been underperforming for years now including having a year with ZERO wins driving the Merc!! If i were Redbull I would poach Russell right out of Totto's nose and create a mega driver lineup..The constructors atleast won't be a given next ye...
by JN23
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3484

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

I know they technically don't have to decide until 5 minutes before qualifying but that seems a bit daft for all involved. Well, that would be interesting to see. Hamilton without any practice time? Wonderful if he resumes on Pole, or doesn't... starting from 6th or 7th, then drives through the fie...
by JN23
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?
Replies: 63
Views: 3484

Re: So, is Hamilton Racing this Weekend?

Toto Wolff has said (via Mercedes twitter) that Hamilton's condition is improving but they won't know until closer to the time if he'll be driving. I assume they'll need to make a decision before Friday morning* so Russell can get the practice in (and by extension Aitken/Williams). *I know they tech...
by JN23
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso - A young driver ?
Replies: 17
Views: 930

Re: Alonso - A young driver ?

94 user_id=296676] Buemi and Vips d[/list]riving for Red Bull next week too. Do Red Bull have any intention of Buemi ever driving for them/AT again? But Sainz (and Vettel I assume) aren’t allowed too, because they’ve driven an F1 car this year I believe. Kubica therefore can drive a car. It’s becom...
by JN23
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso - A young driver ?
Replies: 17
Views: 930

Re: Alonso - A young driver ?

Buemi and Vips driving for Red Bull next week too. Do Red Bull have any intention of Buemi ever driving for them/AT again? But Sainz (and Vettel I assume) aren’t allowed too, because they’ve driven an F1 car this year I believe. Kubica therefore can drive a car. It’s becoming a bit farcical imo. Eit...
by JN23
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident
Replies: 156
Views: 9863

Re: Nikita Mazepin social media video incident

This half arsed "sorry that I got caught" type of apology is not really cutting it for me. Consensual or not, it's just bad taste to post a video like that on social media. I'm frankly more worried about his driving next year, he's shaping up to become the new Maldonado. The ‘I have to hold myself ...
by JN23
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?
Replies: 88
Views: 6223

Re: Why haven't Red Bull signed Perez?

Completely off topic but found this when I was looking on Wikipedia about who owns Red Bull. interestingly (or maybe not) but the guy from Thailand who owns 51% of Red Bull, his son is wanted by Interpol.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_o ... lanprasert