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by Harpo
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?
Replies: 43
Views: 1471

Re: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?

Invade wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:52 pm
Vettel. He's still a fair bit better than Stroll and will be going forward.

PS, Would very much like to know who have picked Stroll though. Not impossible but quite bold.
I was going to tell you to look 2 posts above yours, when I noticed somebody added a vote to mine...
by Harpo
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?
Replies: 43
Views: 1471

Re: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?

pokerman wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:34 pm
If Stroll beats Vettel then something has gone wrong in the universe.
Something has gone wrong in the universe anyway... It would just be a confirmation.
I voted Stroll, just to balance the over optimists who think it will be a walk in the park for VetteL
by Harpo
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?
Replies: 43
Views: 1471

Re: Who will finish higher in the WDC 2021, Stroll or Vettel?

The inevitable question They end up close, maybe even Stroll wins out. What's the verdict then? Confirmation that Vettel was a one-hit-double-diffuser Wonder? Stroll is a LOT better than he's given credit for? Or Conspiracy at Team Nepotism? I wrote it elsewhere : If the team was still named Racing...
by Harpo
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)
Replies: 61
Views: 3131

Re: Its Official: Sebastian Vettel to Aston Martin in 2021 (merged)

Am I that old that the second thing I do when facing this sort of news is nit-picking (the first one being smiling perplexedly).
Am I the only one (once more...) to think that the withdrawal of complaints in the RP/Ferrari brawl, just days ago, has something to do with this ?
by Harpo
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 19166

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Andretti is one of the hardest champions to rate because he rarely properly concentrated on F1. If he had I'm sure he'd be in the conversation of top 10 of all time. As it is I have him around 20th. Just because you elaborate your lists from datas. I, who elaborate my ever changing lists roughly fr...
by Harpo
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?
Replies: 68
Views: 1927

Re: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?

Let's address the elephant in the room: the reason why FIA and Liberty are pushing so hard for reverse grid races is because of Mercedes domination. True, but who is at fault for that? Ferrari for all their extra money could only ch... adapt their interpretation to get parity, Its only now after 5 ...
by Harpo
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?
Replies: 68
Views: 1927

Re: Reverse Grid Sprint Races back on the table?

F1 history : an increasingly fast drowning from cherished gourmet restaurant to world wide fast-food junk. It seems like the only thing they can think of is adding show business promotional gimmicks rather than a far less show-off of drastic shake-up of the technical regulations (starting with reduc...
by Harpo
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 19166

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Covalent wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:24 am
Congratulations F1, first non-big-three win since 2013.
Not even one of them on the podium...
by Harpo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 19166

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

Albon out, Gasly in. I jest! Gasly has made it clear he has "unfinished business" with Red Bull, so I wonder if he'll have a choice message for the RBR gang after this result. "I'm ready." ... said Gasly with deadpan certainty. He's been one of the better drivers this season. Not sure where I'd pla...
by Harpo
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams
Replies: 72
Views: 8011

Re: Williams

Am I the only one who thinks it stinks to high heaven ? What stinks? Joe Saward is very cautious and doesn't draw any conclusion from his piece of writing... But. In our current world and time, I don't see any hedge fund based in a tax heaven pouring more money than needed in the bottomless hole th...
by Harpo
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams
Replies: 72
Views: 8011

Re: Williams

Am I the only one who thinks it stinks to high heaven ?
by Harpo
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams
Replies: 72
Views: 8011

Re: Williams

For now, they have no reason to change the name (though Dorilton Capital Racing would be a great name, and in accordance with the world of today), but I would be very surprised if it's still called Williams in a next future, whatever they say or sign right now. I think they will keep the name. Simp...
by Harpo
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams
Replies: 72
Views: 8011

Re: Williams

Are they selling the rights to the Williams name as well? No name or chassis name changes apparently, now that the sale has gone through. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/williams-teams-sold-dorilton-capital/4860536/ The announcement confirmed there are no plans to change the name of the team or ...
by Harpo
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: WHY are you a fan of your favourite driver(s)?
Replies: 19
Views: 1439

Re: WHY are you a fan of your favourite driver(s)?

Sometimes I'm not sure that what I like is the exact same thing that people around me like. Or at least that I like it the same way. Even attending a concert, I sometimes feel other people around me, not me of course, are there for wrong reasons. :smug: Motor racing is something that comes from my c...
by Harpo
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fastest F1 driver of the past 40 years
Replies: 21
Views: 1921

Re: Fastest F1 driver of the past 40 years

Fastest drivel of the past 40 years...
by Harpo
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?
Replies: 133
Views: 10402

Re: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?

I always thought it's very difficult to judge Vettel's stage ar RBR. All I can see since the beginning is that Red Bull is a one driver team entering 2 cars. Besides, Webber was better than what most people here seem to think (just like was Vergne). Had he been the "one driver" of the team in 2010, ...
by Harpo
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.
Replies: 105
Views: 8804

Re: Salty Renault Protest Racing Points Legality.

A more pleasant face, onctuous manners, and no thong, shouldn't deceive us : Toto Wolff is nothing more than an updated Flavio Briatore.
by Harpo
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?
Replies: 133
Views: 10402

Re: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?

A big name for Aston Martin publicity...
It doesn't even matter if Vettel ends getting spanked by Stroll Junior, I'm not sure motor racing is of any interest to people rich enough to buy James Bond's car (and drink only vintage Bollinger every now and then ?).
by Harpo
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?
Replies: 133
Views: 10402

Re: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?

At the end of last year, Vettel and Charles were quite closely matched. There was only 24 points between them but Vettel scored in less races. The qualifying wasn't a whitewash either. Obviously something has happened since then... For the first part of the season Vettel still enjoyed a N°1 status ...
by Harpo
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best Livery 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1871

Re: Best Livery 2020

Edited because my image doesn't want to show...
by Harpo
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?
Replies: 133
Views: 10402

Re: Would you swap Perez for Vettel?

The only reason to hire Vettel is for publicity. We are Aston Martin and our leading driver is a 4 times WDC (note that if the team was still named Racing Point next years, the replacement of one driver by Vettel wouldn't even be considered). That could prove to be counterproductive, the 4 times WDC...
by Harpo
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 9814

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Thread

UnlikeUday wrote:Hamilton will probably win. Excited to see what Racing Point can do.
For now they are doing today the times Mercedes was doing last year...
by Harpo
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5946

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Threa

My mistake... Stroll is not a top five driver, he's among the top three.
by Harpo
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 5946

Re: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice And Qualifiying Threa

I always thought Stroll was a top five driver... And he's only driving a 2019 Mercedes. At the wheel of a 2020 model he would be a top-of the top driver. To say nothing of Perez. If Vettel ever goes to Force Mercedes Point, whoever is the remaining driver of the current line-up, he'd better have a n...
by Harpo
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 393
Views: 32529

Re: Silly Season 2021

The point is that Perez is a lot stronger than daddy's little soldier. The second half of last season was a trouncing, I have no doubt that this season will also be. I see your using the tortoise and hare scenario, I'm not sure that works in F1? Stroll is certainly not exceptional, but far from bei...
by Harpo
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 393
Views: 32529

Re: Silly Season 2021

The point is that Perez is a lot stronger than daddy's little soldier. The second half of last season was a trouncing, I have no doubt that this season will also be. I see your using the tortoise and hare scenario, I'm not sure that works in F1? Stroll is certainly not exceptional, but far from bei...
by Harpo
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 393
Views: 32529

Re: Silly Season 2021

The point is that Perez is a lot stronger than daddy's little soldier. The second half of last season was a trouncing, I have no doubt that this season will also be. I see your using the tortoise and hare scenario, I'm not sure that works in F1? Stroll is certainly not exceptional, but far from bei...
by Harpo
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 393
Views: 32529

Re: Silly Season 2021

Vettel signing would be a huge statement of intent from Aston Martin. It would be very odd to do that and then have Lance Stroll in the other car, so they have to keep Perez IMO. The Stroll who qualified just behind Perez and finished right behind Perez ? He could be too tough for Vettel, except if...
by Harpo
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 393
Views: 32529

Re: Silly Season 2021

Vettel signing would be a huge statement of intent from Aston Martin. It would be very odd to do that and then have Lance Stroll in the other car, so they have to keep Perez IMO. The Stroll who qualified just behind Perez and finished right behind Perez ? He could be too tough for Vettel, except if...
by Harpo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Premature predictions topic!
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Premature predictions topic!

Though being seriously reshaped the 2020 F1 calendar won't be completed. Except for 12 more races at Spielberg : Austrian GP and Styrian GP being sure things, if you want a complete though reshaped season, get ready for Sissi & Rodolph GP, Sacher Torte GP, Mozart GP, Beethoven GP, Mozart Kugeln GP, ...
by Harpo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter
Replies: 482
Views: 24422

Re: F1, Racism & BlackLivesMatter

Before we get on to what you are insinuating there, let's first clear up a few things in other posts that you've made. Specifically this throwing around of the word "Marxist" like a label to slap on everything with the intention of instantly discrediting it. To be honest, whenever someone does some...
by Harpo
Tue May 26, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is the current grid weak?
Replies: 84
Views: 8193

Re: Is the current grid weak?

This is an interesting topic. Can I suggest OP adds a Poll? As a numbers person I'm particularly keen to see what metrics people might use to try and quantify this and back their opinion up. But even without that, if people feel it's weak/not weak - why? Presence of "proven" drivers seems to be big...
by Harpo
Mon May 18, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari and Indy Car 2022 ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2577

Re: Ferrari and Indy Car 2022 ?

The last sport car racing Ferrari, the 333 SP : a beauty, and a winning car. And it was already a Dallara/Ferrari cooperation (+ Michelotto + Southgate). http://www.mulsannescorner.com/Ferrari333SPDaytonaTest1997-MF1.jpg The Scandia 333SP, 2nd place, '97 D-24 car...a beauty? Baah. Rolex 24 at Dayto...
by Harpo
Sun May 17, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari and Indy Car 2022 ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2577

Re: Ferrari and Indy Car 2022 ?

I'd prefer and out and out attempt at the top level of Endurance racing. Agreed. 'Been nearly half a century. ('Don't believe either will happen tho') It was may be not "top level" endurance racing but it won the Sebring 12 hours, and a bunch of other endurance races mid '90s (and IMSA championship...
by Harpo
Sat May 16, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season
Replies: 189
Views: 18052

Re: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of season

Well forget that... https://the-race.com/formula-1/ferrari-never-offered-vettel-a-new-contract/ Vettel was never offered a contract and terms with Sainz were agreed well in advance, according to this article. Yeah I came here to post the same thing, it's looking like Vettel was sacked. 8O That bein...
by Harpo
Fri May 15, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 393
Views: 32529

Re: Silly Season 2021

I still wouldn't rule out Vettel returning to Red Bull. If Albon fails to deliver, then Red Bull are facing the decision to replace him anyway, and if the only other options are to bring back Gasly or Kvyat, then surely they must at least consider Vettel? I would be very surprised if he goes back t...
by Harpo
Fri May 15, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Confirmed: Ricciardo to join Mclaren from 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 4137

Re: Confirmed: Ricciardo to join Mclaren from 2021

Just good business decision though isn't it, since when has morality ever been displayed by multi million corporations. If it were Facebook, Google etc would be paying far more appropriate tax levels. Not sure it's that good a business... Looking at the current state of F1, the current (and future)...
by Harpo
Thu May 14, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 393
Views: 32529

Re: Silly Season 2021

It seems lot of people here mistake "driving for a midfield team" with "being a midfield driver". It's not the drivers fault if we get 16 midfield cars every year we get lucky not to get 18 of them... Do you really think Ricciardo would be considered as a top driver if he hadn't been driving for Red...
by Harpo
Mon May 11, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly Season 2021
Replies: 393
Views: 32529

Re: Silly Season 2021

Here's another option. Not sure it's more fictitious than the 2021 line-ups. After the third worldwide wave of coronavirus, the first 12 races of 2021 are first postponed, and then cancelled. All F1 drivers contracts are broken, and the bankrupted teams disbanded. In the meantime, the automobile ind...
by Harpo
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future
Replies: 41
Views: 10684

Re: Ferrari to evaluate F1 future

Before this "crisis" the only purpose of the whole thing was to find year after year a way to survive without changing the basis of the business, not being able nor willing to reform itself ; the "owners of the show" not willing to wean thelmselves off their outrageous money racket (on the contrary ...