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by trento
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC
Replies: 123
Views: 25415

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

Yeah I need to see more. But I still think it's going to be too hard for him to do it this year. I struggle to believe that Vettel is just going to fold and let Leclerc beat him every weekend. It just doesn't sound plausible. And we know that Ham will be strong. Originally I thought Verstappen woul...
by trento
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC
Replies: 123
Views: 25415

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

I'm not writing Vettel off after one poor race. Leclerc has been impressive and it certainly looks like he's got what it takes, so I definitely see him as a possibility. But just as I didn't write Hamilton off after Bottas beat him in Australia, I'm not writing Vettel off because Leclerc beat him h...
by trento
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now, Charles Leclerc will win the WDC
Replies: 123
Views: 25415

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

I predict he will be 3rd, behind Max.

Ferrari is not quick enough. Look what happened. They were too quick and broke down. U need both speed and reliability
by trento
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 42146

Re: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

There could be team orders so no.
by trento
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 34012

Re: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Bacus wrote:Leclerc WDC 2019, obviously.
Leclerc will be P2 tomorrow, behind Vettel
by trento
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Ricciardo end up F1's right place wrong time guy?
Replies: 118
Views: 21408

Re: Will Ricciardo end up F1's right place wrong time guy?

Zoue wrote:
trento wrote:With the huge gap to Hulkenberg, could Ricciardo be fired?
what, from Free Practice times? :?
Melbourne too. It's been 5 FPs and Ric is still much slower. Gasly is worse
by trento
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stefan Johansson blog make racing awesome again
Replies: 16
Views: 4820

Re: Stefan Johansson blog make racing awesome again

Just use a manual gearbox with a clutch pedal. I won't be surprised if some drivers get really caught out shifting manually with their hand n foot
by trento
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Ricciardo end up F1's right place wrong time guy?
Replies: 118
Views: 21408

Re: Will Ricciardo end up F1's right place wrong time guy?

With the huge gap to Hulkenberg, could Ricciardo be fired?
by trento
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Macau Grand Prix.
Replies: 49
Views: 11942

Re: 2018 Macau Grand Prix.

In a way she was very lucky that bunker was there. If it wasn't, at the speed she was travelling, she probably would have ended up skating along the ground and slamming into a building with no give at a couple of hundred k/hr. One more observation. Note how long it takes for a Marshal and an emerge...
by trento
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Alonso Thought he Controlled the Driver Market" - Hamilton
Replies: 30
Views: 10322

Re: "Alonso Thought he Controlled the Driver Market" - Hamil

Alonso had no play in 2014, really. In fact, I wouldn't say a driver who is focused on winning the WDC had a play in 2014 so it's all futile to overanalyze. Leaving Ferrari, even as a fan of the team I can concede that it was an understandable decision. The team was no match for his quality at this...
by trento
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2732360

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Ferrari should hold on to Kimi. Tell Leclerc to wait another year
by trento
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why is it no-one complains about the F1 TIRES?
Replies: 39
Views: 10416

Re: Why is it no-one complains about the F1 TIRES?

Pirelli were told to make tyres that last a certain number of laps. They can always of course make durable tyres if they were told to do so too!
by trento
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 346199

Re: Silly Season 2019

The best decision for Ferrari's future is to move Leclerc to Ferrari and Giovanazzi to Sauber or possibly Haas. There is no room for sentiment in F1. This is just nonsense. You can insert Vandoorne’s name there and switch Ferrari to Haas and post this 2 years ago and that sure bet has blossomed int...
by trento
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 78138

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

Bump. So am I right in believing Hamilton > Seb? Seb is doing his best to prove me right. Honestly, I've never thought that there was even really a debate about this. The debate is between Hamilton and Alonso. For me, Vettel is clearly a half step behind those two when you look for the best drivers...
by trento
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 346199

Re: Silly Season 2019

I agree that Leclerc is no certainty. Yes, he appears fast, but historically sometimes moving so soon to a team like Ferrari has affected these young prospects in a negative way. Even against Ericsson, I can see that Leclerc is not polished, so against Vettel at Ferrari, I'm sure his shortcomings w...
by trento
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 78138

Re: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018

Bump. So am I right in believing Hamilton > Seb? Seb is doing his best to prove me right. I don't know..... Sebastian and Ferrari are doing it again.. being their own enemy... I kind of get the feeling if Alonso or Michael was in that car.. they would be winning more. I think the Ferrari package ca...
by trento
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

I would imagine Vettel would have been quicker than Kimi, yes. But Hamilton was also quicker than Kimi. So what evidence is there that the Ferrari was the quicker car? Kimi went toe to toe because he was in front and overtaking is always much harder than defending. Do you think if the roles had bee...
by trento
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Then you accept the flimsiest evidence to form conclusions from. Kimi getting pole is only evidence of him performing well on Saturday. It has no bearing on how the cars compare on Sunday. FWIW I think the Ferrari was the quicker car on Saturday. But there is zero evidence to suggest that was the c...
by trento
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Yes but You can't discount a DNF from Hamilton due some other factor. It happened in Austria. Hamilton won't make a clumsy mistake but his car may fail him again. If it does & Vettel wins that race, the gap would be only 5 points. Situation could turn other way around as well. Vettel having 1 or 2 ...
by trento
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

It's not massive. Go back to old money and it would be a 12 point gap with almost half a season to go. previous gap was 4 points between 1st and 2nd per race. now the gap is 7 points per race. if it were 12 points, then Vettel needs to win 3 races at least with Lewis 2nd to close the gap. Now is a ...
by trento
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Since the start of 2016 Vettel has simply made far too many mistakes for a top driver. I don't think this has escaped Ferrari's notice either. That they seem to have elected not to build the team around him to the extent that they did for Schumacher and Alonso speaks volumes. I think the ultimate v...
by trento
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2732360

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Vettel got a free pitstop and SS tyres where as Kimi had vibration and may be lucky that Max was blocking Bottas all race. Vettel he himself admitted he was lucky to be P2 in qualifying and today he made a mistake as well in the second chicane. As far as I can tell Vettel has let Ferrari down today...
by trento
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Since the start of 2016 Vettel has simply made far too many mistakes for a top driver. I don't think this has escaped Ferrari's notice either. That they seem to have elected not to build the team around him to the extent that they did for Schumacher and Alonso speaks volumes. I think the ultimate v...
by trento
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Lewis Hamilton wins the race. > First: thanks Ferrari > Second: thanks team Well between the lot of them ferrari did their best to lose the race. Vettel bottled it at the start and then Ferrari pitted Kimi too soon for the 2nd stint because they hadn't done their research during practice on the per...
by trento
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

1. Today, Mercedes has urinated on Ferrari, on their own soil. They made a strong statement by lining the cars in the glory lap. A part of the "special war" they have on. 2. Mercedes has a second driver capable of helping the first driver. Ferrari does not. Also, Mercedes is not ashamed to use it i...
by trento
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Such a shame. Whilst today's race was pretty good, I was thinking this years WDC was going to be one of the best for many years. Sadly, this does not look the case anymore. Why do you say that, a few good races from Vettel in the faster car and its all to play for with still 7 races to go? Because ...
by trento
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread
Replies: 17454
Views: 2732360

Re: The Official Kimi Räikkonen thread

Mercedes are very strong in Monza, especially Hamilton. I thought after loosing the position at restart Kimi did great pass. Kimi would have hold Hamilton. Sadly the tyres gave up. In Austria Mercedes had 1-2 in qualifying but Ferrari were strong in race. Also in SPA I think Ferrari were good. Not ...
by trento
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

The WDC is settled. Lewis will win it. Hopefully, Ferrari can take the WCC.
by trento
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Man Ferrari are doing everything they can to throw this championship. Mercedes who say they are fair to both drivers has shown many times that they are more than happy to sacrifice Botas to maximise Hamilton’s result. I tell you if Jean Todt and Ross Brawn were in charge no way does Vettel toe Kimi...
by trento
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

I'm not being obtuse about it. We're having a conversation about the legality of such a move and it's you that's decided to get personal about it, not me. And I was pointing out to the previous poster a possible reason why Kimi was pitted so early. It's possible I'm wrong on the rule itself, of cou...
by trento
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

What a masterful drive by Lewis today. Absolute monster, real champ. And looks like Merc really did it right this time after all. Max is starting to look like a clown, will he really keep on doing those stupid things and then asking "what for?". Again great race and absolute winner by LH. Bottas an...
by trento
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 64183

Re: 2018 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

What a masterful drive by Lewis today. Absolute monster, real champ. And looks like Merc really did it right this time after all. Max is starting to look like a clown, will he really keep on doing those stupid things and then asking "what for?". Again great race and absolute winner by LH. Bottas an...
by trento
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?
Replies: 106
Views: 17905

Re: Who do you think is lying? Alonso or Red Bull?

Jezza13 wrote:Surely Alonso would have an email or text message to back up his claims or are these types of discussions usually kept strictly face to face ?
Horner didn’t deny there was an email, suggesting Alonso could be telling the truth
by trento
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Kimi lose the lead at Monza?
Replies: 51
Views: 9737

Re: How will Kimi lose the lead at Monza?

Last lap.

Ferrari: Kimi, move over for Seb.

Kimi: I don’t have a contract yet.

Ferrari: You have one now or it’s over.
by trento
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)
Replies: 331
Views: 62170

Re: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)

Horner needs to manage his drivers, simple as that.
by trento
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] F2 races Wow.... you should be watching
Replies: 180
Views: 47764

Re: F2 races..... Wow

Of course it will be more exciting. The cars are pretty much the same and it's the driver making the HUGE difference.
by trento
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)
Replies: 331
Views: 62170

Re: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)

Note Ricciardo admitted to the stewards he was also in error. Without knowing the full conversation it's difficult to say. But the really dangerous bit is unquestionably Max making the two moves. Ricciardo was committed and the closing speeds he had there was little he could do. If Max hadn't made ...
by trento
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)
Replies: 331
Views: 62170

Re: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)

I get they both made errors, but how could Danny Ric pass Max without a high speed differential move like a bonsai dive? I think Max knew he was going to get passed and made the 2nd move thinking DR could slow down. To make the 2nd move that late, all on Max in my view. isn't the 2nd move/block leg...
by trento
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why did Ferrari pit Vettel so early?
Replies: 21
Views: 7914

Re: Why did Ferrari pit Vettel so early?

Vettel lost the race because he was too greedy on the restart. With the benefit of hindsight, he should have stayed behind Bottas and just waited for the race to fall into his lap. At the time however, it seemed like the best chance he had to retake the lead. The important thing was being ahead of ...
by trento
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)
Replies: 331
Views: 62170

Re: Who was at fault, Ricciardo or Verstappen? (Baku 2018)

I was under the impression that you get 1 defensive move, and then you are allowed to move back to take your line through the corner. Given that Dan was never alongside in any capacity, going by my understanding (and correct me if i'm wrong) then i'm not really sure what Max has done so wrong in th...