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by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 11052

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

ALESI wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:22 pm
Sainz moaning about turn two.... well clearly you're not supposed to drive through the bollards at full speed are you? The whole point of the chicane is to slow you down, but no it has to be changed because you're an idiot!
:thumbup: :nod:
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 11052

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

Well that race will be more remembered for the penalties handed out by the stewards and dismal track than anything that any of the drivers did today. Just one appalling fiasco after another, and the officiating certainly didn't help even if the penalties were justified. Hopefully Stefano Domenicali ...
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 11052

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

Even if Hamilton (and Merc) hadn't displayed first rate muppetry, I think Bottas had a very good chance of overcutting Hamilton anyway, judging from the pace he was able to maintain and extract out of the mediums in the first stint. I think it would certainly have been a great race without Hamilton...
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F2 & F3
Replies: 297
Views: 13491

Re: F2 & F3

I think Tsunoda lost the race when he got held up behind Markelov, who had yet to pit, it allowed Schumacher into DRS range and then Schumacher made a good pass. I think the win sees Schumacher into F1 for next season now, second place for Tsunoda has him well placed for the necessary super license...
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 5661

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Saw the good and the bad of Lewis today. It was a messy qualifying for him and he definitely put himself on the back foot in Q1 and Q2. Mistakes that you don't see to often these days - I think win number 91 could be bringing out a few nerves. Q3 he showed the brilliance though. Hopefully set up fo...
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 5661

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

No further action for Hamilton, Latifi, Grosjean, Magnussen for their turn two adventures. I'm sure Horner be protesting tomorrow :lol: The question is whether it will benefit Valtteri by being right behind Lewis on the clean side of the track and getting the tow down to turn 2. It's long enough th...
by Mort Canard
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 5661

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

JN23 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:36 am
Hamilton P19, we have a title race :]

/s
If Lewis is still P19 after quali, then we have a title race. Don't think FP1 means much.
by Mort Canard
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 98375

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPL

Verstappen is without a doubt the fastest driver on the planet. Max is going to have to start winning more than two or three races a year to demonstrate that. Right now he is in what is arguably the second best car on the grid. He has beaten Bottas four times this year but Lewis only once. Handicap...
by Mort Canard
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)
Replies: 713
Views: 98375

Re: How fast is Verstappen relative to Hamilton? (THREAD SPLIT)

I'm actually very glad that Ricciardo has moved to Renault because it has given us many new chains Verstappen - Ricciardo - Hulkenberg - Perez - Button - Hamilton Verstappen - Ricciardo - Ocon - Perez - Button - Hamilton The second one does not have enough of a sample size to make any significant c...
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren could have blocked Sainz going to Ferrari
Replies: 19
Views: 1851

Re: McLaren could have blocked Sainz going to Ferrari

Lord Crc wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:14 pm
I think they did a good move, Ricciardo and Norris should be a mighty fine lineup. Lets hope they can keep improving the car.
:thumbup: :nod:
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 7351

Re: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)

Will 2021 Aston Martin be at least equal to this year's Racing Point? I don't know. Based on their first three years (2016-2018) I expected Haas to be battling for podiums by now. Aston Martin certainly will have a competitive power unit. I don't see how they really go backward that much from this ...
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 7351

Re: Could next year be Vettel's final nail in the coffin?

I can see Vettel do well but cmmon we are talking about comparing him to Strol!!... it really wouldn’t make much of a difference .. I hope he doesn’t end up like a Kimi - happy with a paycheck and a car that will get a podium once a while ...uhm, how long are we going to have to wait for the Alfa R...
by Mort Canard
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings
Replies: 89
Views: 6083

Re: 2020 Season - Driver Ratings

The Gasly hype is out of control on some of these rankings. A lot of people seem to be rating him as if he'd won the Italian GP under equal circumstances, when in fact he wouldn't have been in contention for even a podium if the race had run normally. He's been pretty good this year, but certainly ...
by Mort Canard
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most expensive crash in F1?
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

Re: Most expensive crash in F1?

While, Spa 1998 probably had more cars written off than any other in the modern era, we can't forget inflation. Those cars 20+ years ago could be made for chump change compared to the current hybrid powered cars. One of today's cars probably costs at least five to ten times as much to produce as th...
by Mort Canard
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Most expensive crash in F1?
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

Re: Most expensive crash in F1?

While, Spa 1998 probably had more cars written off than any other in the modern era, we can't forget inflation. Those cars 20+ years ago could be made for chump change compared to the current hybrid powered cars. One of today's cars probably costs at least five to ten times as much to produce as tho...
by Mort Canard
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix
Replies: 30
Views: 1617

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix

Hamilton, Ricciardo, Albon.
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 142
Views: 7351

Re: Could next year be Vettel's final nail in the coffin?

Well, he is going to have to look a lot better compared to Lance than he has compared to Charles.

Seems to be a bunch of folks wondering if Team Red is giving Seb the same kind of car they are providing to Charles.
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bold Prediction : Hamilton out, Vettel in
Replies: 46
Views: 4901

Re: Bold Prediction : Hamilton out, Vettel in

So, where does this leave Hamilton? All the top teams are set for 2021, so if HAM wants to dicker for more money, where would he go if he doesn't stay at Mercedes? I think the Vettel, Riciardo and Sainz announcements now box HAM in at Mercedes where he now has fewer chips to bargain with. Not that ...
by Mort Canard
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?
Replies: 43
Views: 2030

Re: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?

pokerman wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:34 pm
If Stroll beats Vettel then something has gone wrong in the universe.
:thumbup: :nod:
by Mort Canard
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 4877

Re: 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfP3NJqLKMQ Vettel does indeed sound exactly like he's ready to move out of this team. He does seem to be getting an AWFUL lot of issues this year. He once had some suspicious and bizarre issues that take over 2 days to fix. He doesn't seem that bothered and the team...
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 23893

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Carlos passed Kimi on lap 33 and was only about 6 seconds behind Pierre. I was surprised that he sat 1.5-2 seconds behind Pierre for so many laps after catching him. He should have had more of a go at Gasly earlier and still would have had time for his tires to cool down if it didn't work. He had 20...
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 23893

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Bottas has got to be the worst driver in the top 3 or 4 teams including Albon and Ocon...What a waste this Bottas 2.0..got to be the weakest number 2 driver in a while I think Bottas' performances haven't just been slightly better than Albon's but much better. Albon drove another horror show today ...
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 61
Views: 3804

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Italian Grand Prix

Might as well go with the podium on a day like this. Gasly, Sainz Jr., & Stroll.

Never thought I would recommend Lance for Driver of the Day!!! 8O
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 23893

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Was it more Hamilton's error or that of his engineers? I think Vettel would have had the awareness to stay out as he's sharp with that stuff. Hamilton does have some brain fades, but ultimately his team gave him the instruction to box and should have been the safety net for Hamilton. Either way it'...
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 23893

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Looks like Max can't capitalize on the bad luck of the Mercedes drivers and that Valtteri will make up some ground on Max in the championship.
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 23893

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

mikeyg123 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:02 pm
pokerman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:00 pm
Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:59 pm
Lewis in that car are 30 seconds faster than the Mclarens over half a race. Watch him fly.
The Merc doesn't look like it can overtake though.
This is Hamilton not Bottas.
:thumbup: :nod:
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 23893

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Norris not looking too inspiring since that rocket start.
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am needing a link
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: I am needing a link

JN23 wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:43 pm
This was published on Thursday: https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files ... %20now.pdf
Thanks!!!!!
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am needing a link
Replies: 2
Views: 348

I am needing a link

I need a link to a chart of car components used by the various teams this year. I want to see how many engines, MGU-Ks, Transmissions & Turbos all of the teams have used.

Anyone out there know where to find this info????
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 23893

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Indeed, how much of a party the Mercedes engine is having this weekend is the question. They may have attributed too high of a setting judging by that astronomical qualifying performance. I am pretty sure that Toto knows the engine settings and resulting ICU longevity. I will be very surprised if M...
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 23893

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

First laughs go to Mercedes, but now there's the question of PU reliability. Let's see. Indeed, how much of a party the Mercedes engine is having this weekend is the question. They may have attributed too high of a setting judging by that astronomical qualifying performance. I am pretty sure that T...
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 23893

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

I feel like this is said pretty much every race right now, but Bottas his to win to keep his championship hopes alive. I'd like to see him get aggressive from the start, take a risk or two. He needs to. Bottas cannot afford to be in any other position than 1st after the end of the first lap and he ...
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 23893

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Hopefully it's an exciting race! Any excitement will likely come from behind the front row of the grid. I don't see anyone having much for Lewis and Valtteri if they both get good starts. Max versus Carlos and Checo could be interesting. Likewise Daniel and Lance against Alex could be worthwhile.
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The end of Party Mode
Replies: 35
Views: 3902

Re: The end of Party Mode

Probably too early to say who has won/lost out of Renault and Honda as Red Bull being a bit off the pace here is the norm. We’ll probably learn more at other tracks. But as others have said, so far it seems Merc unthreatened, Renault gaining, Honda down and Ferrari still bad. Yeah, I can't see Chri...
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 7757

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Looks like the party mode ban hit RBR pretty hard. Max is on the third row behind Sainz Jr. and Perez.

Lewis is up 0.8sec. on all the non Merc cars as usual. I can hear Christian Horner's teeth banging together from here. :lol:
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 7757

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

If Bottas is getting a tow from hamilton on the 2nd run, that probably won't happen as the 2nd run probably won't happen! Hamilton didn't use Bottas' tow, did Bottas do a fast out lap? Red Bull Honda seem to be suffering without the qually mode which would be ionic if true. :) :thumbup: :lol:
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 7757

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

The last time neither Ferrari made it into the top 10 in qualifying here was in 1984. x(
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 7757

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

All times in Q2 have been set with soft tires so P1 through P10 are starting the race on softs.
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 7757

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

pokerman wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:37 pm
Everyone waiting for the Mercs to go out. :lol:
What do the Mercs need to go out for??? :?
by Mort Canard
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 7757

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Lewis sets a new track record on soft tires. What is the strategy for starting on the softs????