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by trento
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18847

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

I don't think Ferrari would seek to rid themselves of Vettel, but I do feel Vettel is just about done with F1. His current season is reminiscent of Häkkinen's swan song. I believe Vettel will see out his contract, after all it's financially lucrative, also Ferrari know the mistakes it made with thi...
by trento
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18847

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

I might be wrong, but I think his wanting to emulate Schumi's glory years has increased the pressure for Vettel, and the longer it's gone on the harder it's got for him. I vaguely remember him saying not long after he first tested the Ferrari that he wanted to be the next German to make Ferrari dom...
by trento
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Possible Qualifying farce solution.
Replies: 58
Views: 6967

Re: Possible Qualifying farce solution.

The current format is otherwise fine, but personally I would like to see Q3 changed into one shot qualifying. That way we would be able to follow the fight for pole more closely. Currently up to 5 cars are able to fight for pole so it's impossible to have tv coverage of their laps at the same time,...
by trento
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 81
Views: 10893

Re: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix

I think Leclerc could have done that ten more times and not get a penalty. We've seen worse go unpenalised. It happens all the time in the midfield. The Sainz crowd-off is about as worse as you will ever see, putting someone in the gravel and forcing them to lose a few extra places from cars close ...
by trento
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18847

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

Is it possible that Seb hasn't been that great since 2013? I mean he lost to Dan fair and square in 2014 and only had Kimi as a barometer since then. Yes he won some races over 2015 to 2018 but made some poor errors in 2017 and 2018 that cost him chances at the title in each of those years. Maybe h...
by trento
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix
Replies: 81
Views: 10893

Re: Crowding off the track at the Italian Grand Prix

I think Leclerc could have done that ten more times and not get a penalty. We've seen worse go unpenalised. It happens all the time in the midfield. The Sainz crowd-off is about as worse as you will ever see, putting someone in the gravel and forcing them to lose a few extra places from cars close ...
by trento
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and his Ferrari drive
Replies: 146
Views: 18847

Re: Vettel and his Ferrari drive

Only Seb himself can leave as Ferrari will not pay him out. With another tens of millions to be earned for another year, I'm sure he'll stay on, despite the losses
by trento
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 13429

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

I've been calling for an end to paved run-offs for several years now for this very reason and have even written the FIA with zero response ever. Gravel traps force drivers to be tidier and abide by track limits whereas run-off gives them this sense of screw it I'm going to exceed limits as much and...
by trento
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 13429

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

With all due respect, putting gravel there would maybe prevent such an event, but it opens doors to other events. Runoffs with tarmac are really useful in a lot of situations. They have been introduced for safety reasons in the first place. Regarding deaths on tarmac vs gravel, I don't know if ther...
by trento
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 13429

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

this analysis suggest gravel trap may have led to Correa easing off. not embedding the video out of respect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TnqP_uX1Ks
by trento
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Albon versus Verstappen
Replies: 139
Views: 21796

Re: Albon versus Verstappen

At least we can conclude he's as good as Max in overtaking, and for sure better than Gasly, whom Marko criticised as being weak in overtaking
by trento
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon
Replies: 101
Views: 13429

Re: The accident aftermath & Eau Rouge / Radillon

Move the barrier further in or modify the angle so cars don't get pushed back onto track
by trento
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 21469

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread

I've seen calls on social media for this race to be suspended in the wake of the F2 tragedy. For once I just don't have an opinion. I can see why people are calling for it, and I can see why some want the race to go ahead in his memory. In terms of safety, the FIA have to ensure that all is a good ...
by trento
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: R. I. P. Anthoine Hubert.....
Replies: 27
Views: 6592

Re: R. I. P. Anthoine Hubert.....

Some car crashed into him. That was likely the fatal blow.
by trento
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 21469

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Race Thread

BTW there was a very serious accident in F2 race
by trento
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Bottas contract be extended?
Replies: 494
Views: 67103

Re: Should Bottas contract be extended?

Y not just put Alonso? no point taking a risk on Ocon
by trento
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 29039

Re: It's not the car, it's Lewis!

Direct answer to the title of this thread… yes it is Lewis and not just the car. While the Merc has been dominant in several season, that’s not always been the case and even when the car hasn’t been the cream of the crop Lewis has rung it by the scruff of the neck and taken improbable wins while ma...
by trento
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull/Marko lost Max Hungary by contriving him as no. 1
Replies: 32
Views: 7007

Re: Red Bull/Marko lost Max Hungary by contriving him as no.

Some drivers need more time. When Kimi was with Alonso, he was thrashed too, i think almost by half the points Alonso had.
by trento
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 29039

Re: It's not the car, it's Lewis!

Direct answer to the title of this thread… yes it is Lewis and not just the car. While the Merc has been dominant in several season, that’s not always been the case and even when the car hasn’t been the cream of the crop Lewis has rung it by the scruff of the neck and taken improbable wins while ma...
by trento
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's not the car, it's Lewis!
Replies: 232
Views: 29039

Re: It's not the car, it's Lewis!

U do know you're putting Schumacher's legacy at risk here right?

Barichello was 2nd for quite a few years as Schumi's teammate, which implies it was really that Ferrari and not Schumi
by trento
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel finished?
Replies: 211
Views: 27267

Re: Is Vettel finished?

It looks like Vettel gambled on a dry setup. His suspension was too stiff in the wet, but he kept the car on track with his impressive skill. Then his gamble paid off as the track dried. It only worked because he drove error-free with a tricky car in the wet conditions while people with better comp...
by trento
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2020 (Kubica joins Alfa Romeo)!
Replies: 1025
Views: 177275

Re: Silly Season 2020!

It's looking more and more like this will be Grosjean's last year as an F1 driver. Rumors now have Ocon replacing him, potentially as soon as the next race! I think this just makes sense for all involved. Haas have to do something at this point. Romain is simply not producing results and the team i...
by trento
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55648

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

. So, my understanding of the rules is that IF a car is alongside going into a corner then both cars should allow the other room to continue around the corner whilst staying on the track. Verstappen rather obviously did not comply with this. Can anyone quote the actual wording ? Thanks. . I'm not s...
by trento
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55648

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Charles kept his foot in when he'd already lost the position. Being forced off-track was a direct result of a.) leaving Max too much space on the inside and b.) not yielding when Max was alongside. If he'd backed off and done the switchback on Max then he'd have had the inside line for turn 4. If t...
by trento
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55648

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Max is the new Schumacher- win at all costs
by trento
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55648

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

I wanted Charles to win his first race, but its not a penalty. This is the best view of it, stabilised footage. https://streamable.com/bftsg Given that Max is approaching a hairpin type corner on the inside, Leclerc does not give him enough space, he crowds him. How tight does he expect Max to go.....
by trento
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55648

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

I wanted Charles to win his first race, but its not a penalty. This is the best view of it, stabilised footage. https://streamable.com/bftsg Given that Max is approaching a hairpin type corner on the inside, Leclerc does not give him enough space, he crowds him. How tight does he expect Max to go.....
by trento
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55648

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Charles kept his foot in when he'd already lost the position. Being forced off-track was a direct result of a.) leaving Max too much space on the inside and b.) not yielding when Max was alongside. If he'd backed off and done the switchback on Max then he'd have had the inside line for turn 4. If t...
by trento
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55648

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

I'm not sure about the overtake. 50/50 penalty maybe. It wasn't close to what Rosberg did a couple of years ago. What annoyed me most was he was straight on the radio complaining Leclerc turned into him. No Leclerc was following the track. Please explain which track he was following after watching ...
by trento
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55648

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Absolutely nothing wrong with that pass, Max took the line and remained full lock without losing control. It will be a sad day if that is considered penalty worthy. Check out the attempt pass at 0:50. Leclerc left him just enough room & Verstappen managed to hit the apex & race clean leaving Lecler...
by trento
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeClerc?
Replies: 393
Views: 55648

Re: Should Verstappen get a penalty for his overtake on LeCl

Yes, for consistencies sake, please penalise Max with a 5 or 10 second penalty. He crowded another driver off the circuit, and they should have been able to navigate that corner side-by-side as they were able to do on the previous lap. By giving Leclerc space, it allows Leclerc to fight Max back on...
by trento
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)
Replies: 372
Views: 49851

Re: Canada 2019: Vettel Penalty Uberthread (merged)

Would giving up position be a fairer penalty than the 5 sec penalty? At least Vettel can fight to gain his place back.
by trento
Fri May 31, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 100630

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

pokerman wrote:
Vettel is not filthy rich himself?
yes but earning another 20 million or so would mean more to him than Rosberg, whose family networth far exceeds that of Vettel.
by trento
Wed May 29, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 100630

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Loads of stories propping up in the press about rumours in the paddock that Vettel is considering retiring at the end of the season. But the only source seems to be Saward. https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-autosport/1133290/Sebastian-Vettel-retirement-Lewis-Hamilton-Ferrari-Valtteri-Bottas-Merced...
by trento
Mon May 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 100630

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Clearly Ferrari screwed his race the day before but I'm not much impressed by Leclerc saying he didn't care if he crashed given that's exactly what he did. Ferrari ruined his qualifying agreed, but he destroyed his race himself. Even if he didn't, the best he could get was p8. I doubt he cared for ...
by trento
Mon May 27, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel vs. Leclerc
Replies: 524
Views: 100630

Re: Vettel vs. Leclerc

Clearly Ferrari screwed his race the day before but I'm not much impressed by Leclerc saying he didn't care if he crashed given that's exactly what he did. When did he say this? All I saw him say was he would have to make very aggressive overtakes and risk a crash,.which is a fact really Considerin...
by trento
Mon May 27, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?
Replies: 26
Views: 5447

Re: Was Ferrari wrong to let Arrivabene go?

I think letting him go was not necessarily the main problem (though I would have kept him as they were on an obvious upward trajectory with him). The problem was hiring someone with even less experience in that role and who does not improve upon any of Arrivabene's weaknesses. That was a hit-or-mis...
by trento
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 347
Views: 52908

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 trento
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crashgate Singapore 2008 Revisited
Replies: 43
Views: 10746

Re: Crashgate Singapore 2008 Revisited

I remember the thread... I don't remember my position about your theory, but as I never liked, to say the least, Briatore, I certainly wasn't among the ones finding you were pushing the boundaries too far (but may be wrong because I remember that a lot of posters were not so reluctant to put the bl...
by trento
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Leclerc was initially told to stay behind Vettel
Replies: 54
Views: 9029

Re: Leclerc was initially told to stay behind Vettel

Any idea why Leclerc was asked to hold station. I've been thinking about this myself, to ask him to wait 2 laps I wonder if they wanted to see what pace Hamilton was running at, if they were pulling away then may be they tell Leclerc to hold station, if Hamilton was catching which I believe he was ...