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by trento
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 1510
Views: 153324

Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

Some videos to refresh your memory in case one thinks Seb acted terribly.



by trento
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 1510
Views: 153324

Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

This is more proof that Toto wants Vettel in Mercedes.. how could he not condemn what Vettel did it to HIS driver? As a Vettel fan I say he was clearly in the wrong, and emotions can't justify deliberate contact. because he's not letting his emotions get the better of him. Looking at Vettel's cockp...
by trento
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 1510
Views: 153324

Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Race Thread

Is Vettel serious? Is he just going to close his eyes and deny that he didn't run into Hamilton .. He'd lose no respect with me if he claimed responsibility and said it probably wasn't the right thing to do once out of the car.... I can forgive most things that happen in the heat of the moment.. Ve...
by trento
Wed May 31, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Thank you Fernando!
Replies: 22
Views: 6396

Re: Thank you Fernando!

Before the engine blew up, which position was he in?
by trento
Mon May 29, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2740490

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Might of been mentioned before but Kimi said he was called in. From skysports "Raikkonen would later confirm after the race he hadn't requested to stop. "I was called in and that's about it," he told reporters." "Moreover, the Mercedes was running slowly after switching from ultrasofts to supersoft...
by trento
Mon May 29, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The mind games have started - Lewis takes the first shot
Replies: 144
Views: 32766

Re: The mind games have started - Lewis takes the first shot

Yes. It's possible Kimi will now only drive for himself and ignore team orders, perhaps even strategy.

You rarely see Kimi show his anger. Yesterday was a first. And I think Lewis' words will sink even deeper into Kimi.
by trento
Mon May 29, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2740490

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

the critisism is that there is no way on earth ferrari would have played out the same strategy if the roles were reversed Not certain at all as the undercut at that time seemed like the prime strategy (also refer to what RBR did with Verstappen - or do we believe Verstappen is the #2 driver at RBR?...
by trento
Sun May 28, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy 500 2017
Replies: 686
Views: 117070

Re: Indy 500 2017

looks really fast. watching on youtube live stream. wondering why F1 doesn't have live streams on youtube
by trento
Sun May 28, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2740490

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

I like to think team orders but considering the same happened to Max, I can only say those fast laps in the 1:15 made the difference. Both made possible by a delayed pit stop for Kimi (he wanted to pit earlier) and the few laps in traffic. Even considering both, he was in the same frame when Vettel...
by trento
Sun May 28, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Criticism of Lance Stroll
Replies: 423
Views: 183549

Re: Criticism of Lance Stroll

There had been drivers who did well in other series but didn't fare so well in F1. Wealth or not, if Stroll doesn't perform, then he deserves that criticism. The past is irrelevant.
by trento
Sun May 28, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2740490

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

I like to think team orders but considering the same happened to Max, I can only say those fast laps in the 1:15 made the difference.
by trento
Mon May 01, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes must back Hamilton, now
Replies: 763
Views: 126072

Re: Mercedes must back Hamilton, now

Will there be tensions at Mercedes if Bottas keeps winning?
by trento
Mon May 01, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen
Replies: 258
Views: 62798

Re: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen

I do not know why but Kimi has a history of doing well as the season goes on. It was same last year as well. He is getting better and better so hopefully he will be close to Vettel in points soon otherwise Ferrari might favor Vettel in second half of the season. Yes i see Ferrari retaining Kimi as ...
by trento
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen
Replies: 258
Views: 62798

Re: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen

can Ferrari fire Kimi if he isn't performing?
by trento
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes must back Hamilton, now
Replies: 763
Views: 126072

Re: Mercedes must back Hamilton, now

At the worst, Merc would lose the WDC if Kimi doesn't improve. Consistent podium finishes would give them the WCC.
by trento
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen
Replies: 258
Views: 62798

Re: The Future of Kimi Raikkonen

It's hard to say too soon. Kimi could get better as the season goes and get podiums. I doubt Ferrari really cares if he beats Vettel as long as Vettel is the one winning races. All Kimi needs to do is be right near Vettel and bring home the WCC.
by trento
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will drivers be affected if F1 cars revert to manual trans?
Replies: 37
Views: 8857

Re: Will drivers be affected if F1 cars revert to manual tra

from a poster above. video embedded. does look impressive.

by trento
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will drivers be affected if F1 cars revert to manual trans?
Replies: 37
Views: 8857

Re: Will drivers be affected if F1 cars revert to manual tra

I'm surprised the question is even being asked if it wasn't raised as a potential regulation change by the FIA. nope this is done and dusted. just wondering if it will spice up the show and general comments seem to be yes. I still hope the FIA can look into it and some drivers may find it harder th...
by trento
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will drivers be affected if F1 cars revert to manual trans?
Replies: 37
Views: 8857

Re: Will drivers be affected if F1 cars revert to manual tra

Manual gears in the pinnacle of motorsport! Doesn't add up.... the pinnacle of motorsport apparently doesn't have power steering. i see no harm in having drivers use all the available skills they have and if just the use of manual shifting can spice up the show, why not? F1 has had power steering s...
by trento
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will drivers be affected if F1 cars revert to manual trans?
Replies: 37
Views: 8857

Re: Will drivers be affected if F1 cars revert to manual tra

I watch this video every 6 months or so. Senna onboard at Monaco. Hand off the wheel every gear change. GTJZTc1U1tM I think it would slow the lap times down only slightly to go back to manual as those sequential gear boxes are faster than we can move. Notice also his wheel is rounded vs the ones th...
by trento
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will drivers be affected if F1 cars revert to manual trans?
Replies: 37
Views: 8857

Re: Will drivers be affected if F1 cars revert to manual tra

UnlikeUday wrote:Manual gears in the pinnacle of motorsport! Doesn't add up....
the pinnacle of motorsport apparently doesn't have power steering.

i see no harm in having drivers use all the available skills they have and if just the use of manual shifting can spice up the show, why not?
by trento
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will drivers be affected if F1 cars revert to manual trans?
Replies: 37
Views: 8857

Will drivers be affected if F1 cars revert to manual trans?

Say if F1 goes back to the old gear lever and clutch pedal type of shifts, would the lap times slow down? Or more interestingly, some drivers may not be able to cope? Any thoughts?
by trento
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari letter prompts F1 Suspension row
Replies: 89
Views: 22292

Re: Ferrari letter prompts F1 Suspension row

Silly Ferrari. Since other teams are doing, they should just go ahead and do it. If there's a problem, everyone gets punished.
by trento
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alfa Romeo back to F1?
Replies: 58
Views: 9767

Re: Alfa Romeo back to F1?

Maserati is definitely a more suitable name. At least, it doesn't taint the rich history of Alfa I am curious... you don't think that Massrati has a "rich history" ? i was probably thinking Alfa's reputation today isn't actually that great anymore and an entry into F1 is unlikely to help its reputa...
by trento
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion
Replies: 283
Views: 39954

Re: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion

I would doubt that they could force Nico to fulfill the terms of his contract though, my friend. When one retires from a job, as opposed to going to a different team, I don't think that the team can do anything... unless they had given him money for seasons to come, then they could demand a return ...
by trento
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion
Replies: 283
Views: 39954

Re: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion

I would doubt that they could force Nico to fulfill the terms of his contract though, my friend. When one retires from a job, as opposed to going to a different team, I don't think that the team can do anything... unless they had given him money for seasons to come, then they could demand a return ...
by trento
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion
Replies: 283
Views: 39954

Re: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion

Employees do leave all of the time but not usually 4 months after signing a new contract, after pushing in long negotiations for 2 years instead of 1. Also, F1 is fixed term deals, where as normally all other contracts are rolling and it is accepted you could retire/resign at any moment as you have...
by trento
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alfa Romeo back to F1?
Replies: 58
Views: 9767

Re: Alfa Romeo back to F1?

Maserati is definitely a more suitable name. At least, it doesn't taint the rich history of Alfa
by trento
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion
Replies: 283
Views: 39954

Re: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion

Can Mercedes sue Rosberg for breach of contract? why would they want to? Why does anybody want to sue anyone? Not that I think Mercedes would have ground. I'm sure every driver has a "retirement" clause written in the contract. The question was asked if they can, so presumably the poster feels they...
by trento
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion
Replies: 283
Views: 39954

Re: Nico Rosberg - 2016 World Champion

Can Mercedes sue Rosberg for breach of contract?
by trento
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?
Replies: 131
Views: 21311

Re: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?

Yes, and the deal is happening right now. I think Alonso will even sacrifice part of his salary in a show of good faith to assist Mercedes in paying out McLaren an absurd amount of money to break his contract. Mercedes slogan is 'The best or nothing' after all. I think Alonso would PAY Merc to let ...
by trento
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?
Replies: 131
Views: 21311

Re: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?

If Mercedes play fair and stop blowing up Hamilton's engines there is not a driver on the grid that can better Hamilton. If Alonso couldn't put Hamilton away as a rookie, I wonder what makes people think he can do so now. I woudn't even be close. I see some already making excuses talking about it b...
by trento
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 155583

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

Buttons situation was a lot more complex though wasn't it? He signed for two teams and when he was told his Williams contract is the one that is valid he had to pay Williams compensation for not driving for them. He didn't want to leave BAR at that point as it became a really strong car and William...
by trento
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso Being Seriously Considered For Merc Seat
Replies: 71
Views: 11802

Re: Alonso Being Seriously Considered For Merc Seat

I find that Mercedes talking about Alonso for the vacant seat is another example of lack of sportsmanship. It is well known that Alonso has a contract with Mclaren. By what right Mercedes thinks that they can take just about any driver from just about any team? That looks to me like bullying other ...
by trento
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso Being Seriously Considered For Merc Seat
Replies: 71
Views: 11802

Re: Alonso Being Seriously Considered For Merc Seat

Cos some drivers have the opinion as long as they can win, they will do whatever it takes. Having a very strong teammate potentially reduces the odds of winning the WDC. That's a harsh reality. In the end, who won the most titles? It was the driver who chose his teammate. But some drivers take this ...
by trento
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 155583

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

Ironically, Alonso could lose Mercedes the WDC next season. If Red Bull and Mercedes are pretty equal next year and Wehrlein is in the second car then Hamilton is immediately clear favourite for the title because those two will take points from one another all season. Although Alonso should increas...
by trento
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?
Replies: 131
Views: 21311

Re: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?

Yes, and the deal is happening right now. I think Alonso will even sacrifice part of his salary in a show of good faith to assist Mercedes in paying out McLaren an absurd amount of money to break his contract. Mercedes slogan is 'The best or nothing' after all. I think Alonso would PAY Merc to let ...
by trento
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 155583

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

I actually think there's no chance of Alonso getting the seat. But then again I would have said you were a loony if you told me he'd ever go back to McLaren and Kimi would go back to Ferrari It's impossible for Alonso as he's under contract and Mclaren needs him. Mclaren is not a Williams or Sauber...
by trento
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?
Replies: 131
Views: 21311

Re: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?

If Mercedes play fair and stop blowing up Hamilton's engines there is not a driver on the grid that can better Hamilton. If Alonso couldn't put Hamilton away as a rookie, I wonder what makes people think he can do so now. I woudn't even be close. I see some already making excuses talking about it b...
by trento
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??
Replies: 1109
Views: 155583

Re: Rightio. Who's it gunna be??

There is a guy claiming to have insider information that Button is negotiating a 1 year contract, it's not beyond belief given his credentials and his contract I would be guessing would be the easiest to break? Going forward from that several drivers are out of contract for 2018, like Vettel, Alons...