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by oz_karter
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 141014

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

Having the Renault engine might be the way to go next year, given it seems the Honda engine might not be as improved as it appeared at times earlier this year. Honda engine too slow for Toro Rosso to score points – Gasly Perhaps Ricciardo isn't convinced Red Bull has made the right move for 2019. T...
by oz_karter
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 141014

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

If the news about the manufacturers stonewalling over the engine regs change is right, I reckon Renault could be a good long term move if it's on offer. Given Ricciardo is probably only looking for a two-year deal, I'm not sure I agree. Renault (engines) haven't been able to close the gap to Ferrar...
by oz_karter
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do Ferrari have an advantage at the starts?
Replies: 45
Views: 15412

Re: Do Ferrari have an advantage at the starts?

The start procedures are apparently very complex, so it could be that Ferrari have a better process or they might have better engine management. I think the traction from the start would (from the car) mostly come down to heat in the tyres and drivability of the engine to minimise wheel spin. Maybe ...
by oz_karter
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 141014

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

There's certainly some tension between Ricciardo and Red Bull lately. It's been a swift change since the Chinese and Monaco GPs where Ricciardo was their golden boy. Now it looks like Ricciardo is on the outer again. I really think he would be best to change teams - Red Bull are great when they are ...
by oz_karter
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers you just can't get emotional about
Replies: 27
Views: 6039

Re: Drivers you just can't get emotional about

I would agree with Bottas being someone I can't get excited about. I'm happy when he beats Hamilton, but not because I am excited for Bottas. I'd say the same about Hulkenberg and Vandoorne. Hulkenberg is very good, but not very exciting. Vandoorne just seems to fly under the radar, I neither like n...
by oz_karter
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134434

Re: If you are NOT watching F2 and MotoGP..

You should tune back in. Marc Marquez is basically Casey Stoner on steroids. I've watched him and I agree he is an exciting rider to watch, but I'm not sure I can reconcile with him being on a level that much above Stoner. I think if Stoner stayed at Repsol Honda he'd probably have a few more title...
by oz_karter
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 141014

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

I think Max has already gained the upper hand over Daniel. Max's rocky start to the season has masked that but even in Daniel's shiniest moment (the win in China) you'd have to say that, if not for mistakes, Max would have won that race. I don't like arguments that contain the word "if". "If this d...
by oz_karter
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Austrian Grand Prix
Replies: 127
Views: 18656

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

I don't think it's appropriate for someone to call out other posters for voting for Hamilton as DOTD. Everyone is free to vote for who they want. Of course everyone is free to vote for who they want - the forum doesn't restrict anyone voting for any driver. However, if everyone is free to vote how ...
by oz_karter
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Official 2018 MotoGP Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 134434

Re: If you are NOT watching F2 and MotoGP..

MotoGP is great. True sprint racing, very close and competitive and loud, exciting bikes to watch. I have to admit I've been following it less closely since Casey Stoner retired. I watched him at Phillip Island in that final year and he was just on another level compared to everyone else. His bike w...
by oz_karter
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Austrian Grand Prix
Replies: 127
Views: 18656

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

I can't vote for drivers that didn't finish the race. There is no point, doesn't matter how good they drove, if they didn't finish then it's a moot point in my opinion. Voted for Max (he needed this), Kimi (if he only made that move stick) and Grosjean. I think it’s possible for a driver to be DOTD...
by oz_karter
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 40546

Re: 2018 Austrian Grand Prix Race Thread

What was most surprising, was Mercedes having to urge Hamilton on bit embarrassing. You take it on and do your best but sulking and wanting to throw in the towel in instantly was just wrong, to the extent that the strategist had to come on the blower to encourage him. You should just be happy Hamil...
by oz_karter
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Austrian Grand Prix
Replies: 127
Views: 18656

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

he got overtaken long before his tyres were a problem. What does him not crashing into other cars have to do with it? :? You could see the blisters already. Hamilton got a great start and was leading comfortably. The race turned because of a bad strategy call and a mechanical failure - not his faul...
by oz_karter
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I am calling it now Hamilton will win WDC 2018
Replies: 467
Views: 78556

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

Always funny when someone speaks too soon :lol:
by oz_karter
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Austrian Grand Prix
Replies: 127
Views: 18656

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

I see the repeat offender voting for Hamilton has struck again... There were much better drives out there today. Some even managed to go more than 5 minutes without destroying their tyres. Ericsson was a highlight for me. Verstappen drove very well to manage his tyres and win in a Red Bull at their ...
by oz_karter
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 30833

Re: 2018 Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thre

I find the Red Bull qualifying strategy a little strange, some tracks would yield a much bigger difference from the tow than others. Austria, being a track with very few corners, would surely provide a bigger difference from the tow. Red Bull struggle at Austria. It’s no wonder Ricciardo was concern...
by oz_karter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Stoffel Vandoorne Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 3295

Re: The Official Stoffel Vandoorne Thread

There does seem to be a difference between drivers who excel in junior series and those who excel in F1. It's constantly said that in F1, the driver is doing so much more than turning the wheels, changing gears, accelerating and braking. There's constant management of the tyres (on another level to ...
by oz_karter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jolyon Palmer Column BBC Articles
Replies: 25
Views: 5301

Re: Jolyon Palmer Column BBC Articles

TheGiantHogweed wrote:I assume Hamilton has been medicore in your view then?
Until the French GP? Yes, 100%.

I'd love to see anyone explain otherwise.
by oz_karter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 141014

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

I'm not sure why we're doing this now again as if this is new. Max's bad luck came at far more inconvenient times. Dan didn't win the team battle because he drove better. *Facepalm* The reason it's being done again is because there's a select couple of people who seem to be unable to admit Ricciard...
by oz_karter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 141014

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

what chance does he have against Verstappen who is already faster than him and with more experience might have cut out most of the errors in his approach to racing? I think a very good one. Ricciardo has never been far behind Verstappen when the tables turn that way, but he has consistently outscor...
by oz_karter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 141014

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

I'm surprised this thread has gone so quiet lately, especially since right now is probably when all the meetings and conversations are taking place to determine which seat Ricciardo lands in next year. To summarise the reports & rumours recently: McLaren has had conversations with Ricciardo and repo...
by oz_karter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jolyon Palmer Column BBC Articles
Replies: 25
Views: 5301

Re: Jolyon Palmer Column BBC Articles

I didn't rate Palmer as a driver and I felt his attitude was quite lacking during his stint in F1. I disagree that there's any insight in his column. There is nothing new that hasn't already been covered by every motorsport news site and many members of this forum. As a former driver, I don't think ...
by oz_karter
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [merged] Red Bull & Honda agree on engine deal
Replies: 204
Views: 47448

Re: [merged] Red Bull & Honda agree on engine deal

Does this create a bit of a conflict between Aston Martin and Honda? Is there any precedent of an F1 team having signage from two car companies which have no association to each other? This is unlike the past couple of years where Red Bull have had Aston Martin logos, because no Renault logos appear...
by oz_karter
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Schumacher double in current Chase commercial?
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

Re: Schumacher double in current Chase commercial?

There's likeness, but not enough to think it's creepy.
by oz_karter
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [merged] Red Bull & Honda agree on engine deal
Replies: 204
Views: 47448

Re: [merged] Red Bull & Honda agree on engine deal

I don’t know why people are even entertaining the thought that Ricciardo would go to Renault. He’s made it very clear he wants to be in a car that can win the title in 2019. That’s not going to be Renault, regardless of Red Bull’s Honda move. If he can’t find a seat at Merc or Ferrari, he’ll stay at...
by oz_karter
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Honda
Replies: 371
Views: 131290

Re: [MERGED] McLaren's wearing no clothes? / issues sans Hon

How sad to see McLaren having no answers for their lack of pace. Once such a strong team. The fact neither Alonso nor Vandoorne seem to have any idea why the car is slow suggests it's not a balance issue, but just an all round lack of grip. The chassis is bad. The Renault is clearly capable of more,...
by oz_karter
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2018 Canadian Grand Prix
Replies: 79
Views: 17628

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

Vettel and Gasly.

Will be interesting to see how Gasly goes once he properly has the Honda upgrade on board, it did seem to be a decent step.


2 votes so far for Hamilton? :lol:
by oz_karter
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: RB14 and quick laps
Replies: 13
Views: 2768

Re: RB14 and quick laps

Qualifying mainly. They seem to have great race pace, but quite often aren't on the front row and sometimes at the back of the top 6. The Renault seems improved, but still can't quite match that special pace Ferrari and Mercedes seem to bring to Q2 and Q3. If the Bulls were on the front row each rac...
by oz_karter
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Monaco
Replies: 3
Views: 2868

Re: PF1 Forum teammate wars vote: Monaco

Toby. wrote:Pretty big performance differences between all team-mates in Monaco according to the votes.
Yep, and given Monaco is regarded as a driver's track, it might be even more telling.
by oz_karter
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are F1 drivers paid too much?
Replies: 54
Views: 15485

Re: Are F1 drivers paid too much?

Well the OP definitely opened a can of worms... On one hand, the top drivers get paid what the market (teams) are willing to pay for them. Their pays are high on the scale of sportspeople, but they also have a much riskier job than most. Their actual professional career is also relatively short, fro...
by oz_karter
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2019 (Updated - RPFI confirms Stroll)
Replies: 1851
Views: 347877

Re: Silly Season 2019

I do not think Hamilton has been in any serious discussions with Ferrari. The banter with Hamilton saying "He has a veto so that wouldn't happen" was genuine, not some bizarre role-playing. A move takes a lot of negotiation and that has not been happening. It's possible he has and it's possible the...
by oz_karter
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Standout Pole Position laps (Particularly of recent times)?
Replies: 73
Views: 19742

Re: Standout Pole Position laps (Particularly of recent time

Well you didn't specify Formula 1 poles so I'd put in a vote for this: https://youtu.be/1jHUjT02OhY Epic pole lap! But if it has to be F1, then the best I can remember recently was Ricciardo at Monaco 2016: https://youtu.be/vj8c0HCceWY How he didn't knock a corner off I'll never know. Less grip avai...
by oz_karter
Thu May 31, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Danny Ric a sniff of a chance for the World Championship
Replies: 68
Views: 12968

Re: Danny Ric a sniff of a chance for the World Championship

Is this a thread about Ricciardo being a dark horse for the 2018 title, or another swimming pool contest about which RB driver is faster? Personally, I don’t see Ricciardo as having a chance fit the title, as nice as that would be. As a driver he is more than good enough, but I don’t think the Renau...
by oz_karter
Wed May 30, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Inter-team team orders at Monaco? (Merc/FI)
Replies: 208
Views: 25093

Re: Inter-team team orders at Monaco? (Merc/FI)

I don't really think it's acceptable. These are two teams commercially unrelated - they don't have the same parent company or any such structure. The only relationship is FI being a Mercedes customer. But this happens throughout the grid with various components. Mercedes should not be dictating FI m...
by oz_karter
Wed May 30, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How to make Monaco more exciting?
Replies: 77
Views: 14570

Re: How to make Monaco more exciting?

I think the 2018 Monaco race was far from the most boring in the last few years. Even if I pretended it was a boring race, why the knee-jerk reaction asking for wild changes to the format and layout? Monaco has a long history and it's well known it's difficult to pass. This doesn't need to change - ...
by oz_karter
Sun May 27, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 83641

Re: 2018 Monaco Grand Prix Race Thread

Guessing all the bored people are Hamilton fans who can’t bear to see someone else out front. My heart was racing as I wondered if Ricciardo’s problem was going to end his race, whether the top 3 needed to pit again or if Vettel was going to find a way to the lead. There was also plenty of passing a...
by oz_karter
Mon May 14, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Time to talk about Grosjean
Replies: 86
Views: 19909

Re: Time to talk about Grosjean

I think both Haas drivers are among the weakest on the grid. Magnussen is outperforming Grosjean, but that doesn't make him fast. The Haas is a strong car but both drivers have inconsistent performances and poor attitudes. Maybe only the Williams drivers rank behind these two. Haas could be a conten...
by oz_karter
Sat May 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pascal Wehrlein to replace Brendon Hartley??
Replies: 115
Views: 40940

Re: Pascal Wehrlein to replace Brendon Hartley??

Hartley has hardly set the world on fire, but Wehrlein?

Wehrlein lost his spot on the grid due to lacking performance and seemingly some attitude problems. I just can’t imagine that fitting well with the Red Bull program.
by oz_karter
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 141014

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

Could it just be Dan playing with words? He may not have been approached, but has he (or his management) approached Mercedes and Ferrari? I find it very hard to believe there hasn’t been some sort of communication. It was reported that when Rosberg retired virtually every driver made some sort of ap...
by oz_karter
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When, and to where, will Ricciardo move? [A: 2019, Renault]
Replies: 643
Views: 141014

Re: when, and to where, will the Ricciardo move take place?

I can't work out whether Ricciardo's in a really good position, or actually quite an awkward one. I completely agree and your post overall hits the nail on the head. The problem is, neither Mercedes or Ferrari have a number 1 driver leaving (although it is possible Lewis could move on). They also b...
by oz_karter
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 164126

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Would be great if all the Merc, Ferrari, and RBR drivers had to come to terms with Fernando. I don’t see anything to suggest that they don’t get along with Fernando. Alonso seems to have a problem with specifically Vettel and only Vettel. Only now that Jolyon Palmer has left :lol: Why would Alonso ...