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by kowen1208
Wed May 22, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 240549

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Barcelona Update

1. Hamilton
2. Bottas
3. Verstappen
4. Vettel
5. Leclerc
6. Gasly
7. Raikonnen
8. Ricciardo
9. Perez
10. Norris
by kowen1208
Mon May 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think rule changes are necessary?
Replies: 41
Views: 10729

Re: Do you think rule changes are necessary?

I think rule changes should be bigger, more frequent, and be set without team input. Also, I don't think money is half as big of a factor as many others seem to think it is. Ferrari and Redbull haven't really been able to touch Mercedes the last several years even with their massive budgets. William...
by kowen1208
Tue May 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC
Replies: 123
Views: 25908

Re: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC

This attempt to rewrite history and give Baku to Leclerc is absurd. He crashed out in qualifying, and his race pace was no better than Gasly on the same strategy. Why do we assume that Leclerc could have taken it to the Mercedes? Because he looked good in practice? Mercedes are known for relentless...
by kowen1208
Mon May 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?
Replies: 463
Views: 87743

Re: Anyone have any radical ideas to fix F1?

Remove a lot of aero. Make the cars a lot smaller. Allow more freedom to develop mechanical grip, like active camber, active ballast, fully linked suspension, etc.
by kowen1208
Mon May 13, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What Should Ferrari Do?
Replies: 36
Views: 7407

Re: What Should Ferrari Do?

Serious question: if Ferrari outsourced their strategy to a random group of Motorsport Manager players, how much better would the result be? If a third party strategy group managed their strategy for Barcelona, then I think Vettel would have at least been challenging for third. It seems Ferrari are...
by kowen1208
Fri May 10, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 27783

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

I agree Ferrari are probably bringing this upgrade early to deal with reliability issues, and that they've been having to de-tune engines up to this point. I think their performance this weekend will be very telling as to whether or not they have a shot at either championship this year. With the poi...
by kowen1208
Thu May 09, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 240549

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Baku Updated)

1. Vettel
2. LeClerc
3. Hamilton
4. Bottas
5. Verstappen
6. Ricciardo
7. Sainz
8. Gasly
9. Raikonnen
10. Magnussen
by kowen1208
Tue May 07, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 85137

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Marquez is easily the title favorite, and I don't think anyone can really challenge him this year, althoughI hope Dovi can at Le Mans and Mugello, tracks that should favor Ducati much more than Jerez. Long straights and hard braking areas, where Ducati shines. Outside of Marquez inevitably winning ...
by kowen1208
Thu May 02, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 4th in the WCC
Replies: 21
Views: 7455

Re: 4th in the WCC

If Renault can get their reliability sorted out, I think they'll easily take it. As it stands now, I think McLaren have the most promising combination of driver line-up, reliability, and pace.
by kowen1208
Wed May 01, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 85137

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

pc27b wrote:thanks Cold Gin...i'll see if i have that channel
If you don't, Sling TV has a sports package that includes it.
by kowen1208
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 54117

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Facts are mental gymnastics? Okay .... Facts are not mental gymnastics, except it is being used in a malicious way, for you if I understand you correctly Ferrari moving Leclerc aside in front of Vettel is worse than Ferrari breaking Massa's gearbox seal to allow Alonso move up a place whilst ensuri...
by kowen1208
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 54117

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

This Leclerc bandwagon is insane! Let's put it into context: he's in only his second year of F1, he's the youngest driver at Ferrari since 1961, and he's paired with a 4x WDC in his 12th season. Ferrari said they would give Vettel preference, but that the two would be allowed to race. Ferrari told L...
by kowen1208
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 240549

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (China Updated)

Going to be out of town for the next race, so getting my Baku predictions in early:

1. Vettel
2. Hamilton
3. Leclerc
4. Bottas
5. Verstappen
6. Ricciardo
7. Gasly
8. Hulkenberg
9. Raikkonen
10. Sainz
by kowen1208
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 54117

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

He was marginally quicker, but it's hard to know that when he's stuck behind the other car. Mercedes was pulling away and Verstappen was closing in. They may have held on to 4th place had they not swapped Leclerc and Vettel, but in the moment, I think it was definitely the right call to make. Swapp...
by kowen1208
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 54117

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

how about pitting for the red soft tyre? could it last 13 laps? Leclerc only had one set of softs that was used for a qualifying lap, so if the goal was to finish the race and set fastest lap on them, then doubtful. http://en.mclarenf-1.com/index.php?page=chart&gp=1020&graf=3&dr1=Charles%20Leclerc&...
by kowen1208
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 240549

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition

kowen1208 wrote:1. Vettel
2. Leclerc
3. Hamilton
4. Bottas
5. Verstappen
6. Raikkonen
7. Hulkenberg
8. Norris
9. Magnussen
10. Gasly
15+12+15+15+18+12+0+0+0+10=97
by kowen1208
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 54117

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

I think Kvyat's snap oversteer put his left rear into Sainz's front right, which then snapped Kvyat back the other way and hit Norris's right rear with his front left. Thoughts about Ferrari's race: I think the call to let Vettel through was fair; he was staying within ~1s the entire lap for multip...
by kowen1208
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 54117

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

But since they did pit Leclerc and Leclerc couldn't catch Verstappen, they should have pitted after Gasly gave them the window to do so. Vettel's fastest time was 1:34.836 on new mediums on lap 37 of 56. Gasly's was 1:34.742 on new softs on lap 55 of 56. With a definite tire and fuel weight advanta...
by kowen1208
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 54117

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread

Kvyat ran into the side of Sainz I thought? I thought it was Norris. If not then it was Norris and Kvyat who touched first. One of the McLarens, anyway I think Kvyat's snap oversteer put his left rear into Sainz's front right, which then snapped Kvyat back the other way and hit Norris's right rear ...
by kowen1208
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Qualy outlap etiquette
Replies: 11
Views: 3452

Re: Qualy outlap etiquette

Don't have much time for unwritten "rules". Unless they're purposefully blocking in a clearly unfair manner (that would be covered by existing written rules), pass them or back off. If you don't want to risk it then go out earlier. We used to have take-it-in-turns qualifying, we don't any more. I t...
by kowen1208
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Qualy outlap etiquette
Replies: 11
Views: 3452

Qualy outlap etiquette

Two races in a row now, we've seen etiquette broken on a qualy outlap. Vettel passed Grosjean after the penultimate corner, allegedly causing Grosjean to impede Norris in Bahrain. And in China, Vettel, Ricciardo, and Hulkenberg passed Verstappen after the penultimate corner, causing Verstappen to ar...
by kowen1208
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 17160

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

interesting charts. Tbh I'm struggling with the idea that TR has better race pace than either Red Bull or Ferrari, but stranger things have happened! I suspect it's not a wholly accurate picture, though Yeah, that's got to be a lighter fuel load or more aggressive engine map from some of the others.
by kowen1208
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What was the last time Red Bull hired a big name talent?
Replies: 10
Views: 4357

Re: What was the last time Red Bull hired a big name talent?

Sometimes stability is more productive than bringing in outside perspective. If a team is in a state of chaos, then sure, shake things up. But when you've consistently been at the top year after year, why risk it? The new face may have a personality that clashes, or design philosophies that aren't c...
by kowen1208
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 17160

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

. Am I meant to be surprised that for the 1,000th Grand Prix the Ferrari second driver is having problems, whilst their number 1 is not ? . Can you really say that Leclerc having problems in FP2 is a conspiracy? Is there not ample time for the team to remedy the issue before qualifying? Would Ferra...
by kowen1208
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 17160

Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Only 0.6s covering the whole midfield, and Williams within a second of that. Hope to see the gap from 1st to 6th close up, but I feel like a wider gap from midfield to Williams is more likely.
by kowen1208
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren engine sound this year
Replies: 12
Views: 4039

Re: McLaren engine sound this year

j man wrote:How incredibly tacky. Next we'll be seeing CGI flames shooting out of the exhaust.
Maybe they could attach blocks of metal to the bottoms of the cars to create a shower of sparks. :lol:
by kowen1208
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 240549

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition

1. Vettel
2. Leclerc
3. Hamilton
4. Bottas
5. Verstappen
6. Raikkonen
7. Hulkenberg
8. Norris
9. Magnussen
10. Gasly
by kowen1208
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How strong do you suspect the current new wave in F1 is?
Replies: 100
Views: 13336

Re: How strong do you suspect the current new wave in F1 is?

But then again, the trend may relegate him out of racing just because in five years there may be another new fast kid. And sadly, it may come down to salary demands. Why hire a driver asking for five million when a plug-in replacement can be had for 1/10th cost? That's a good point; I can see that ...
by kowen1208
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How strong do you suspect the current new wave in F1 is?
Replies: 100
Views: 13336

Re: How strong do you suspect the current new wave in F1 is?

You never know who is going to emerge in a few years' time though. I remember reading back around 2003/2004 that Alonso and Raikkonen were the future of F1 and were going to dominate the sport between them once Schumacher retired. Verstappen went from obscurity to F1's hottest young talent in about...
by kowen1208
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Race Pace Pecking Order...?
Replies: 25
Views: 5195

Re: Race Pace Pecking Order...?

I've thought a lot about this recently, too. I think a big factor is having a car that behaves the way a driver likes. I don't necessarily think Ricciardo is a better driver than Vettel, even though he far outclassed him in 2014. There were significant changes to aero that year, too, that we don't t...
by kowen1208
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How strong do you suspect the current new wave in F1 is?
Replies: 100
Views: 13336

Re: How strong do you suspect the current new wave in F1 is?

I've only been watching F1 since 2012, so my point of reference is very narrow compared to many of you. However, it seems the fresh talent coming in right now and waiting in the wings is the best since I started watching. Norris and Leclerc have wasted no time in impressing, and Russell is making go...
by kowen1208
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc was initially told to stay behind Vettel
Replies: 54
Views: 9234

Re: Leclerc was initially told to stay behind Vettel

If Ferrari had any sense they would impose team orders...the other way round! I think that's easier to say from home when you're not paying a 4x WDC tens of millions a year. If extra points are available by letting Leclerc through, that's different, but neither of these first two races have had tha...
by kowen1208
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc was initially told to stay behind Vettel
Replies: 54
Views: 9234

Re: Leclerc was initially told to stay behind Vettel

Any idea why Leclerc was asked to hold station. See if Vettel responds to Leclerc's pace? Respect Vettel's place as the #1 driver? I feel like telling Leclerc to hold fits with what the team communicated preseason. Vettel is the priority, but they'll be allowed to race. If Vettel is managing the ra...
by kowen1208
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 36178

Re: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)

The fastest lap situation was very different in Bahrain than it did in Melbourne. Leclerc set fastest lap much earlier in this race (lap 38 of 57) than Bottas did two weeks ago (lap 57 of 58), and the latest personal best anyone set was lap 51. What's your take? Did nobody feel they had the pace to...
by kowen1208
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 36178

Re: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)

The fastest lap situation was very different in Bahrain than it did in Melbourne. Leclerc set fastest lap much earlier in this race (lap 38 of 57) than Bottas did two weeks ago (lap 57 of 58), and the latest personal best anyone set was lap 51. What's your take? Did nobody feel they had the pace to...
by kowen1208
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)
Replies: 201
Views: 36178

Re: Point for fastest lap / Fastest lap stats (merged)

The fastest lap situation was very different in Bahrain than it did in Melbourne. Leclerc set fastest lap much earlier in this race (lap 38 of 57) than Bottas did two weeks ago (lap 57 of 58), and the latest personal best anyone set was lap 51. What's your take? Did nobody feel they had the pace to ...
by kowen1208
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Motogp Season
Replies: 256
Views: 85137

Re: 2019 Motogp Season

Marquez was simply on another planet compared to the rest of the field. I kept watching the gaps, and most of the race, the gap between 1st and 2nd was about the same as the gap between 2nd and 12th most of the race. Definitely a statement from Marquez. I actually think the bikes are really close a...
by kowen1208
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc was initially told to stay behind Vettel
Replies: 54
Views: 9234

Re: Leclerc was initially told to stay behind Vettel

ah, here we go. Conspiracy 101. Ferrari told him to wait for a couple of laps, that's all. This needs a thread? Where exactly is a conspiracy theory in the OP and the article? Right. We heard Leclerc tell Ferrari he was quicker. My assumption during the race was that the team told him he could go f...
by kowen1208
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Games
Topic: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition (Title decided)
Replies: 1209
Views: 240549

Re: PF1 Pick 10 Competition - 2019 Edition

Fourth in week one to dead last this week, even without my late entry penalty. Ouch.
by kowen1208
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions (2019)
Replies: 268
Views: 50605

Re: Unpopular opinions (2019)

Another unpopular opinion: Redistribution of revenue will not make F1 better in any way. Case in point: Williams. They finished 3rd in 2014 and have a historic payment. Despite the extra prize money they had over eight other teams, they've now found themselves stuck solidly at the back of the grid. ...