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by Mort Canard
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 3791

Re: 2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:32 am
DFWdude wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:15 am
I don't see practice sessions on ESPN2, like before. Does anyone know where we Amricans can watch the Friday sessions, times, etc?
No practice tomorrow. I think there's one 90min session on Saturday.
Yeah,
Saturday: 90min. Free Practice and then Qualifying.
Sunday: Race.
by Mort Canard
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What is wrong with HAAS?
Replies: 29
Views: 5173

Re: What is wrong with HAAS?

There have been some rumblings that Roger Penske has been thinking about going Formula 1 racing. The Haas team seems to be a good prospect to either take over or to form a partnership with Gene Haas. This cold add some new talent and vigor to the somewhat flagging efforts at Scuderia Haas. I have no...
by Mort Canard
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 10140

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

The likelihood is that the seasons wins are going to be shared out though isn't it, even if Hamilton stops racing, which is doesn't seem imminent, the spread will be between Leclerc, Verstappen and one of the Mercedes drivers, (perhaps even both!). Over 4 years though there is no guarantee another ...
by Mort Canard
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1008212

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

As for Germany 2018, is it not possible that Hamilton was "robbed" of what otherwise would have been his most spectacular and iconic win due to Vettel's crash and the ensuing safety car? Was he on his way to destroying his competitors after starting 14th, with immense tyre management and pace? Was ...
by Mort Canard
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 3791

Re: 2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Does anyone know what is the allotment of tires to each team for this two day weekend, and how many of each compound? I have not heard any definitive numbers.
by Mort Canard
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1008212

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Well I guess that will have to happen in the next 3 years, I can't see Bottas turning the tables next year, so then we're down to 2 years with Hamilton pushing towards 40 which can be a nice get out. :) Well, Lewis could get out at the top of his game or at least before his results have begun to si...
by Mort Canard
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 203
Views: 10060

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Race Thread

Disappointed that Merc didn’t give Bottas the softs, when it’s not the FIA robbing us of a race it’s Merc. That said given how Bottas fell back there might not have been one, and it does seem that the softs didn’t really work so perhaps it was the right call. Good drive from Hamilton in regaining t...
by Mort Canard
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1008212

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

So is Lewis Goat now? For me, yes. But not only since today. If at some point, Lewis has a few years like Sebastian has had recently, I am sure that his detractors will come out in force and even Lewis' supporters might modify their opinions. Well I guess that will have to happen in the next 3 year...
by Mort Canard
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Sir Lewis Hamilton thread
Replies: 4749
Views: 1008212

Re: The Official Lewis Hamilton thread

Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:45 pm
f1madman wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:22 pm
So is Lewis Goat now?
For me, yes.
But not only since today.
If at some point, Lewis has a few years like Sebastian has had recently, I am sure that his detractors will come out in force and even Lewis' supporters might modify their opinions.
by Mort Canard
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will claim 4th in the WDC?
Replies: 35
Views: 2914

Re: Who will claim 4th in the WDC?

Stroll, Norris & Albon have certainly lost momentum in the last several races. Heck, Stroll might as well not have shown up for the last four weekends.

Ricciardo, Gasly and Leclerc all have posted strong results recently
by Mort Canard
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Portugal Grand Prix
Replies: 18
Views: 1619

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

Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:50 pm
Hamilton, Leclerc, Gasly
also strong: Verstappen, Räikkönen, Sainz

Disappointing: Albon, Kvyat
worst driver: Stroll
:thumbup: :nod:

Yeah, that about sums it up for me.
by Mort Canard
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 7725

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Other sanctioning bodies will fine a driver for cursing on the radio. They do not take away points or have the penalty affect the race. This seems fair to me. These races are put on for the viewers enjoyment and it seems to me that there are certain expressions that do not need to be heard. If a dri...
by Mort Canard
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 7725

Re: 2020 Portugal Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Doesn't seem like this will be a circuit that allows much overtaking. Turns three and five are the only places that provide much opportunity, and the DRS area doesn't end in a turn that requires a lot of braking.
by Mort Canard
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 796
Views: 69406

Re: Silly Season 2021

There was a line in the article about Haas announcing next year's line up this weekend about Hulkenberg hoping to replace Albon at RBR. I am wondering if Hulk might provide some extra support that Max has been needing to help take the fight to the Silver Arrows. Alex has rarely been in position to f...
by Mort Canard
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 796
Views: 69406

Re: Silly Season 2021

The way for Haas to go should be Hulkenberg and a young driver. Mick Schumacher is favourite for one seat. Having two kids wouldn't be a good idea. I think we all knew Grosjean was going, but I thought KMag had a chance of staying. Hulk and Mick would be a great pairing. Certainly would drum up som...
by Mort Canard
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 796
Views: 69406

Re: Silly Season 2021

JN23 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:05 am
mikeyg123 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:39 am
Just seen on Twitter that Grosjean has announced his departure.
Maybe there’ll be movement on announcements for the Haas line up this weekend.

Haas needed to freshen it up imo, not sure two rookies is the way to go for them but oh well.
JN23 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:20 am
Magnussen announces he’s off too.
:thumbup: :D
by Mort Canard
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?
Replies: 181
Views: 5962

Re: Can Female Drivers compete equally against Male Drivers?

Female racing drivers like Danica Patrick, Sarah Fisher, Katherine Legge, Simona de Silvestro, Lynn St James, & Janet Guthrie have shown that women can handle the physical requirements of driving top level race cars. Traditional areas of male dominance such as upper body strength are not required to...
by Mort Canard
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken
Replies: 207
Views: 10140

Re: Calling it now: Hamilton's records will never be broken

The regs for the rest of this year and next year appear to be cast in stone. This will likely keep Merc and by extension Lewis at the head of the grid, baring some event that fundamentally alters the math. I would hope that starting in 2022, Liberty media finds a way to level the balance of power/pe...
by Mort Canard
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 809
Views: 238868

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

4 or 5 years of complete Renault dominance and Alonso could be back in the game :) Sure; with Ocon as his teammate, give Alonso a dominant car and he'll be winning 15-20 races a year! :twisted: The crazy part is that it would still take him four years at that rate to catch Lewis, even if he holds s...
by Mort Canard
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:25 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 have to wonder how much of Vettel's problem is that the car is now being built for LeClerc's driving style??? We know that Eddie Irvine and Rubens Barrichello both had to adapt to a car built for Michael Schumacher. The 2015-2019 cars were undoubtedly built to try and suit Sebastian but the SF1000...
by Mort Canard
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will end their career with the most wins?
Replies: 809
Views: 238868

Re: Who will end their career with the most wins?

I'd give less than a 50% chance to both. :thumbup: :nod: I'd say less than 25% even. But I'd put a tenner as a bet, you never know! Who'd have thought that Pierre Gasly would end up this year as a Grand Prix winner???? :? Stranger things have happened and you have to be there when opportunity knock...
by Mort Canard
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Alex Albon Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 5119

Re: The Official Alex Albon Thread

pokerman wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:44 pm
oz_karter wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:23 am
I think this is all a bit unfair. Albon is in the spotlight because it's a top tier seat and there is history there.

No one seems to care about how bad Grosjean is anymore...
I believe that Grosjean will not be in F1 next year.
:thumbup: :nod:
by Mort Canard
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Alex Albon Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 5119

Re: The Official Alex Albon Thread

Bye bye Alex!!
by Mort Canard
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Eiffel Grand Prix
Replies: 32
Views: 2068

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

What some people need to understand here is that it's virtually impossible for Hamilton to get a driver of the day Once you recognise that if he can accumulate some votes you know he had a pretty good race That's pretty much true. Driver of the Day would be more accurately described as 'exceeded ex...
by Mort Canard
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:35 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?

After this weekends Eifel GP, I have to wonder if bringing Nico Hulkenberg for the rest of the year might not be a good move for the Scuderia??? It would be a benefit to the team if Nico could get close enough to Charles that other teams had to factor him into their overcut/undercut calculations. Th...
by Mort Canard
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will claim 4th in the WDC?
Replies: 35
Views: 2914

Re: Who will claim 4th in the WDC?

Updated points after the Eifel GP: 4 Daniel Ricciardo - 78 5 Sergio Perez - 68 6 Lando Norris - 65 7 Alex Albon - 64 8 Charles Leclerc - 63 9 Lance Stroll - 57 Danny has already climbed up into the 4th spot in the standings and I don't see anyone of the other contenders taking it away from him unles...
by Mort Canard
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 WDC - When will it happen.
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: 2020 WDC - When will it happen.

Too early to start playing this game. Hamilton leads Valtteri by 69 and Max by 83. Counting FL points there is a maximum of 156 points available to Lewis' challengers. Anyone who is going to take it from Lewis needs to have Lewis have a bunch of real bad luck and real soon. I don't think anything sh...
by Mort Canard
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Eiffel Grand Prix
Replies: 32
Views: 2068

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

Hamilton, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg

Honorable mention to Max and Checko.
by Mort Canard
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 7189

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

Daniel Ricciardo just forgot to do the shoey at the podium!! :lol:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGNk7UsKNg7 ... 7heq2g0w6e
by Mort Canard
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 7189

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

UnlikeUday wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:57 pm
This is such a damning fact - Neither Checo or Hulk have a confirmed seat for next year yet they had the modjo to drive their car to its highest potential.
:thumbup: :nod:
by Mort Canard
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 7189

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Race Thread

Hamilton to equal Schumachers record at Schumachers home track. :thumbup: :nod: Even with Valtteri's resurgence I have to go with Lewis for the win tomorrow. It's been quite a while since Valtteri has beaten Lewis when there were no penalties involved. Don't know if the pass will come on the first ...
by Mort Canard
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 6164

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Barring any major cock ups, I am betting that Lewis gets #91 tomorrow.

….especially if it rains.
by Mort Canard
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 6164

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

JN23 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:13 pm
Surprised to Verstappen top at the moment!
He is on softs with Hamilton on meds.
by Mort Canard
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 6164

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

So what is the explanation of why the Ferrari boys are sitting 3rd and 5th after FP3??? This is where we would have expected them back when they had plenty of power (of questionable origin). I haven't noticed any announcements of significant updates brought to the Nurburgring. Is FP3 a fluke or have...
by Mort Canard
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 6164

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

I am looking forward to seeing what the cold weather does to the performance of all the teams. It won't be as profound as a wet race but the teams will be fighting to keep heat in the tires especially at the start of a run. Might run into some graining issues before enough heat is built up in the ti...
by Mort Canard
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 6164

Re: 2020 Eifel Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:47 am
Wonder if Grosjean will continue with his 100% podium record here!
:lol:
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Russian Grand Prix
Replies: 79
Views: 2985

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

After years of Ferrari being within striking distance of Mercedes I can't seem to give the current drivers much of any credit for schlepping this years car into the top ten and not much more. Charles scores a sixth place finish??? Meh!!! So, what do you say about Vettel's P13? ;) Last year Seb was ...
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2020 Russian Grand Prix
Replies: 79
Views: 2985

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

After years of Ferrari being within striking distance of Mercedes I can't seem to give the current drivers much of any credit for schlepping this years car into the top ten and not much more. Charles scores a sixth place finish??? Meh!!!
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 11052

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

Sainz should be penalized. That was a safety issue! The safety issue is the track, not Sainz! :D Carlos fiercely accelerates in an area intended to be used to scrub off speed and you blame the track. The driver is supposed to slow down and rejoin safely. I like Carlos but that was a brain dead mane...
by Mort Canard
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 11052

Re: 2020 Russian Grand Prix Race Thread

@adamcooperF1 Big change to @LewisHamilton 's fortunes - the two penalty points he was given have been rescinded by the FIA and the @MercedesAMGF1 team fined 25,000 euros. So he has a little more wiggle room before a 12-point ban... Points removed as Hamilton was advised that he could to the practi...