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by oz_karter
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Chinese Grand Prix
Replies: 76
Views: 14645

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Chinese Grand Prix

I think some people need to remember Ricciardo almost never made it out for qualifying at all. The engine change after Practice 3 left him with what... two or three minutes to get out and set a time? Who knows how compromised the car setup etc. was because the mechanics were focussed on changing the...
by oz_karter
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Chinese Grand Prix
Replies: 76
Views: 14645

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Chinese Grand Prix

Ricciardo... another aggressive but clean win. It's no mean feat to put such moves on drivers like Hamilton, Raikkonen, Vettel and Bottas and have them come off cleanly at the first attempt. Drive of the year so far. I also gave a vote to Bottas because I thought he did well to get into the lead and...
by oz_karter
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Colour Association
Replies: 37
Views: 14956

Re: Colour Association

I like this thread!

Red: Ferrari
Orange: McLaren
Yellow: Renault
Green: Brabham (Jaguar comes to mind too)
Blue: Sauber
Purple: Red Bull
Pink: Force India
Black: Minardi
White: Williams
Silver: McLaren
Brown: None
by oz_karter
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's crash record Vs his peers.
Replies: 115
Views: 36043

Re: Hamilton's crash record Vs his peers.

Pretty hard to crash into another car when you are way out front on your own :lol: I agree with the comment that it's circumstantial. Hamilton had many incidents before he arrived at Mercedes which were avoidable. Since then he's had a car which can pass others easily and spends all its time out in ...
by oz_karter
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton doesn't really rate Ricciardo
Replies: 66
Views: 25712

Re: Hamilton doesn't really rate Ricciardo

Makes me want to see them side by side even more...

Hopefully that means he wouldn't veto Ricciardo if a deal was done for him to move to Mercedes in 2019.
by oz_karter
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 7 Tyres for 2018 - A Pirelli Rainbow...
Replies: 38
Views: 17705

Re: 7 Tyres for 2018 - A Pirelli Rainbow...

The super hard might work if there was no requirement to run two different compounds during the race, then someone could try a 0 stopper... I agree with the sentiment there are too many options now, they should have taken away the hard and even the medium and shifted the whole range softer. Faster, ...
by oz_karter
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa on the top 5 drivers he raced against in F1
Replies: 111
Views: 55314

Re: Massa on the top 5 drivers he raced against in F1

Black_Flag_11 wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Don't forget Massa faced a 37 year old Schumacher and a prime 29-33 yr old Alonso.
... and never faced Hamilton, Vettel or Verstappen.
Not in the same car, but he certainly faced them on the same track at the same time.
by oz_karter
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers who have improved their pace during their careers
Replies: 29
Views: 12425

Re: Drivers who have improved their pace during their career

Nico Rosberg would be the obvious example for me.

Beaten by Mark Webber as teammates at Williams, but years later takes it to Lewis Hamilton and wins the 2016 title.
by oz_karter
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official ESTEBAN OCON Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 9886

Re: The Official Esteban Ocon Thread

He'll replace Bottas in 2019 if he continues his improvement in 2018. I don't think it's a coincidence that he has the measure of Perez now we're returning to tracks he's raced in last year. His drive in Brazil last year is also very under-appreciated, he had a Manor in a position it had no right b...
by oz_karter
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????
Replies: 76
Views: 23622

Re: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????

Funny how most Verstappen fans are quite happy to ignore the facts. The fact that Max is supposedly more talented is all that counts despite his inferiority at actually getting the car home. Actually, the problem is that your facts do not clearly represent reality. It is not true that they both had...
by oz_karter
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????
Replies: 76
Views: 23622

Re: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????

As long as RBR stop badmouthing Renault engines in the next season I reckon Renault will keep on supplying them afterwards especially if they keep winning. However can RBR with their enormous sense of entitlement stop badmouthing Renault for a whole season ! ;) Honda also looked like they made prog...
by oz_karter
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your favourite Formula One seasons are...?
Replies: 39
Views: 14799

Re: Your favourite Formula One seasons are...?

As many have said, 2012.

So many cars & drivers were capable of winning. It was a close season.

2012 saw Webber win at Monaco for the second time. My favourite driver, winning a classic race in a very competitive season was the highlight.

I'm not old enough to have enjoyed 86-93 :-((
by oz_karter
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????
Replies: 76
Views: 23622

Re: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????

I hope not. I just can't see McLaren challenging say Mercedes until the new regulations kick in (and who knows what could happen then). Danny Ric would be well aware that Renault have been slow to close the gap in engine power and still have poor reliability. McLaren are going to experience that in...
by oz_karter
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????
Replies: 76
Views: 23622

Re: Danny Ric at Mclaren?????

I hope not. I just can't see McLaren challenging say Mercedes until the new regulations kick in (and who knows what could happen then). Danny Ric would be well aware that Renault have been slow to close the gap in engine power and still have poor reliability. McLaren are going to experience that in ...
by oz_karter
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2021 Engine Proposals announced
Replies: 220
Views: 62175

Re: 2021 Engine Proposals announced

I find it interesting the number of people who are saying fuel economy has no place in motorsport. Fuel economy has been an issue since the beginning - go back and watch some races with Senna in the 80's in the first turbo era. You will hear the commentators talking about fuel saving. This is becaus...
by oz_karter
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's and Vettel's Relationship (+ other relationships)
Replies: 110
Views: 31173

Re: Hamilton's and Vettel's Relationship (+ other relationsh

Hamilton and Alonso have both done the hard yards in F1 - it's ridiculous that a driver of Alonso's talent has only won 2 titles, whereas only Graham Hill has waited as long as Hamilton did for his 2nd title. Whereas Vettel just showed up in the right car at the right time and won races and titles ...
by oz_karter
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's and Vettel's Relationship (+ other relationships)
Replies: 110
Views: 31173

Re: Hamilton's and Vettel's Relationship (+ other relationsh

But I have no doubt Seb would wipe the floor with Ricciardo. That Red Bull season was a one-off anomaly because of a mixture of incredible bad luck and Seb not getting on with the car for that year. Garbage. How is an entire season a "one-off"? Ricciardo wiped the floor with Sebastian. They had the...
by oz_karter
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 52188

Re: 2017 Mexican Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Very unusual session for Ricciardo, he was fastest on Friday.

Hope RB get to the bottom of that quickly.

Going to be an interesting first lap.
by oz_karter
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pascal Wehrlein
Replies: 54
Views: 16228

Re: Pascal Wehrlein

I think he's a bit overrated.

It's true he hasn't had a stellar car to get decent results with, but he also hasn't shown anything to justify the hype.

He deserves more time in F1 and probably a better car next year, but he's no superstar.
by oz_karter
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Verstappen with Red Bull until 2020.
Replies: 129
Views: 29504

Re: Verstappen with Red Bull until 2020.

There's a pattern forming... Helmut Marko saying Ricciardo is on the market. Horner publicly offering Verstappen to build the team around him. Verstappen's extension announced. Verstappen gets an engine upgrade and Ricciardo isn't informed. Ricciardo is probably wishing he didn't have another year t...
by oz_karter
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Japan Driver's Briefing. Grosjean/Hamilton/Vettel (MERGED)
Replies: 75
Views: 20610

Re: Grosjean complains about Hamilton

Good. It’s good to see drivers call out each other for flaunting the rules and the officials for not enforcing them. Hamilton’s excuse that he wants to wave to his fans is vain beyond reason. Charlie needed to grow a backbone and say “keep your belts on, all of you”. Rules are there to cover the saf...
by oz_karter
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bathurst 1000
Replies: 15
Views: 4497

Re: Bathurst 1000

Another chaotic Bathurst 1000 result. Good to see Erebus & Dave Reynolds get the win, they really are a small team and Dave has been threatening to pull out a good result for years. First time I can remember a wet start and raining for so long in the race. Maybe 2000 was the last year like that? It ...
by oz_karter
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix
Replies: 57
Views: 12038

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix

Trust the Hamilton fans to throw a vote his way. Lewis did nothing today to deserve to be a driver of the day. He got passed (easily) by Verstappen, then spent the whole race losing time to Ricciardo. If the Red Bull team had pulled Ricciardo in earlier Hamilton would have been third. Verstappen was...
by oz_karter
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Aston Martin to become Red Bull title sponsor
Replies: 39
Views: 13417

Re: Aston Martin to become Red Bull title sponsor

With Aston Martin having a technical partnership with Mercedes...

A Merc engine in an RB chassis is a mouthwatering concept.

I know Toto would be against it, but maybe there’s more going on behind the scenes.
by oz_karter
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Certainly Tried
Replies: 51
Views: 13047

Re: McLaren Certainly Tried

I hardly think any of those suggestions were reasonable. Honda were never going to take a year off. Who says Mercedes would have agreed to their engineers assisting Honda? Seems pie-in-the-sky. It reminds me of when a company decides to make a redundancy. They offer the employee a few completely non...
by oz_karter
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fartgate - bigger than Crashgate?
Replies: 17
Views: 5558

Re: Fartgate - bigger than Crashgate?

Blake wrote:This is what PF1's Forum has come to?
I think it's great.

Reminds everyone that even these polished, multimillionaire F1 drivers are human.
by oz_karter
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Order future prospects - who will be the best (and worst)?
Replies: 29
Views: 7418

Re: Order future prospects - who will be the best (and worst

1. Verstappen 2. Ocon 3. Leclerc 4. Sainz 5. Stroll 6. Vandoorne Edit: 7. Wehrlein 8. Magnussen Verstappen's raw speed is brilliant. Anyone who can out-qualify Daniel Ricciardo is doing a very good job. Verstappen is the most likely to be WDC. Ocon is really starting to show his capability and he's ...
by oz_karter
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just how good is Ricciardo?
Replies: 81
Views: 16679

Re: Just how good is Ricciardo?

Ricciardo is exceptionally good. In 2014 he was still a rookie and walked all over the reigning 4 x champion in the same car. In the 3 races where Mercedes didn't drive away, it was Ricciardo who was there to take the win. And the passes he made to get those wins were phenomenal. Every time he start...
by oz_karter
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?
Replies: 405
Views: 92071

Re: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?

I think the 2014-2016 years have been extremely kind to Hamilton. His McLaren years started off well, but he didn't appear to be dragging the car up the grid between 2009 and 2012 (unlike say Alonso was in at Ferrari). Would Hamilton be even considered in this kind of thread as one of the best if he...
by oz_karter
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Palmer again
Replies: 9
Views: 3207

Re: Palmer again

This result is non-representative and being in a Renault, he should have been achieving top 10s all year. In practice and qualifying his lap speed was around a second off Hulkenberg consistently. His performance has clearly been lacking, but so has his attitude. Crashes and poor performances don't s...
by oz_karter
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So is that that for the title battle?
Replies: 140
Views: 29670

Re: So is that that for the title battle?

It's not over but it has given a big opportunity to Hamilton. Vettel wasn't thinking of the title when he moved over on Verstappen. He was thinking of being first through turn 1. Anything could happen in the next few races. Hamilton could have an engine failure, a crash or any number of possibilitie...
by oz_karter
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?
Replies: 508
Views: 98859

Re: Vettel / Verstappen / Raikkonen Clash! Who to blame?

Watching the video again, I think Verstappen also has to take some blame. The initial contact was Kimi's right rear wheel with Vertstappen's front left wheel. This happened because Verstappen was moving across on Kimi (who was running out of room). Yes, Verstappen was reacting to Vettel, but there w...
by oz_karter
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?
Replies: 405
Views: 92071

Re: Is Hamilton now rising to be the best of his generation?

It's really difficult to answer this. Based only on results, Hamilton is a close second behind Vettel. But these drivers had dominant cars for much of their success. Both excelled when in dominant cars and both have arguably struggled when in less-than-dominant cars (Hamilton in the 2009-2012 McLare...
by oz_karter
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Wouldn't that be awesome?"
Replies: 55
Views: 12729

Re: "Wouldn't that be awesome?"

In the first 7 races in 2012, 7 different drivers won from 5 different teams. The V8 engines provided a level of parity not seen in many many years (maybe ever). The 4 years of Red Bull dominance, I believe, is not comparable to the 2014-2016 dominance of Mercedes. Whilst Red Bull ultimately came ou...
by oz_karter
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)
Replies: 649
Views: 194793

Re: Max is Out-Performing Daniel (Believe it or Not)

Maybe all the retirements are Verstappens fault. Why did he stay with Red Bull? Why not change team like Hamilton. He may be fast, he might have good starts, certainly a poor decision to stay with Red Bull. Decisions on and off the track make the best drivers. Vettel knew also knew to leave. A smal...
by oz_karter
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season 2018
Replies: 1349
Views: 375819

Re: Silly season 2018

Does anyone else think it's strange that Bottas hasn't had his contract extended yet? He's won races this year and has proven to be a reliable number 2. Mercedes are leading the constructor's championship by a margin. Verstappen isn't available until 2020 (or 2019) at the very earliest. Ricciardo is...
by oz_karter
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren Renault deal
Replies: 177
Views: 31751

Re: McLaren Renault deal

Interesting stuff here: https://joesaward.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/pure-speculation/ Like most people, Joe Saward expects McLaren to use Renault engines and Honda to supply STR. But he goes into more detail. He thinks Red Bull is looking for an exit plan from F1 by the end of 2020 for both its team...
by oz_karter
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why was the Italian GP so bad?
Replies: 41
Views: 10906

Re: Why was the Italian GP so bad?

Ferrari fans might not have enjoyed it.

It was boring at the very front, but Ricciardo made it a GP to remember.
by oz_karter
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2017 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 55219

Re: 2017 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

one thing I did notice when the crowd were booing lewis. seb did not register a flicker of distain and said nothing , I truly believe if it happened at Silverstone lewis would jump in and tell the English fans to not behave like that and that says a lot about seb , and would he honour an agreement ...
by oz_karter
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 353
Views: 73835

Re: Unpopular opinions

j man wrote:Marmite is vile
You are correct.

It's disgusting.

Everyone should throw their jar out and get some Vegemite.