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by infi24r
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull Mercedes
Replies: 213
Views: 28996

Re: Red Bull Mercedes

Its a done deal by the sounds of it.

They already have a chassis that is very close to Mercedes, this could be very interesting indeed.
by infi24r
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull Mercedes
Replies: 213
Views: 28996

Re: Red Bull Mercedes

With their chassis performance with Renault, that would be incredible.
by infi24r
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers
Replies: 217
Views: 22465

Re: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers

This is a total non issue. Having seen the lists source, its not even clear if Tost was trying to rate them in a specific order, or if he was just talking about the drivers. Its unclear if he sat down and tried to write a list, or just mentioned the drivers he's worked with in an interview. Its uncl...
by infi24r
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari confirm Kimi to partner Seb in 2016
Replies: 122
Views: 14414

Re: Ferrari confirm Kimi to partner Seb in 2016

Does anyone else think the plan really was to replace Kimi with Bottas, but that Bottas falling backwards into Massa's clutches this season scuppered the plan and caused a rethink at Maranello? They know how Kimi and Massa compare, and I think they know that a driver who's being matched by Massa is...
by infi24r
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers
Replies: 217
Views: 22465

Re: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers

Tost thinking they might ultimately have more potential than Ricciardo is not the same as him saying he thinks Ricciardo is poor or even that they are all better than him this year. He just might see something in the other drivers that marks them out and he sees a lot we don't get to see. I don't g...
by infi24r
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers
Replies: 217
Views: 22465

Re: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers

Tost thinking they might ultimately have more potential than Ricciardo is not the same as him saying he thinks Ricciardo is poor or even that they are all better than him this year. He just might see something in the other drivers that marks them out and he sees a lot we don't get to see. I don't g...
by infi24r
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers
Replies: 217
Views: 22465

Re: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers

One thing to keep in mind is that the original article was in German. The actual quote is: " Er ist unglaublich feinfühlig ". While sensitive is a translation of "feinfühlig", I think it is meant as a positive quality of him whereas "sensitive" in English tends to be negative when it comes to car f...
by infi24r
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers
Replies: 217
Views: 22465

Re: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers

I'm also unconvinced that Kvyat has looked better than Ricciardo this year, either. Well, he isn't giving a ranking of "driver performances in 2015". :) Then hard to understand what exactly he is rating. Because Vergne looked quite a bit stronger than Kvyat last year, yet he doesn't even feature on...
by infi24r
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers
Replies: 217
Views: 22465

Re: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers

Potential vs Performance is an interesting matter of debate. Vettel and Kvyat rated are #1 and #2, while Ricciardo is down in 5th despite beating both; yet Tost is convinced that both Vettel and Kvyat have a higher performance ceiling than Ricciardo does. I also found it interesting that Tost says ...
by infi24r
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers
Replies: 217
Views: 22465

Re: Franz Tost rates the Red Bull junior program drivers

Seems quite a strange ranking considering the drivers rated 1st and 2nd have both looked worse than the driver ranked 5th. Is he talking about what he perceives as their current ability, or what their ability was when driving for Toro Rosso? Because that would make slightly more sense, but even then...
by infi24r
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricco is a late braking GOD!
Replies: 382
Views: 41784

Re: Ricco is a late braking GOD!

Which category would you put Maldonado in? Moderate? I think he is very aggressive and while he combined poor judgment with it in the past, he has looked better this season. But I wasn't referring to matching levels of talent, just the driving style per those 3 categories. Thats probably fair, but ...
by infi24r
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricco is a late braking GOD!
Replies: 382
Views: 41784

Re: Ricco is a late braking GOD!

I think it is evident that they are both very talented, but rating the aggression-to-incident ratio is tough until Dan has the opportunity to show his stuff in the coming years. Thats fair, I have no issues with that view. I think a lot of the time when you pass on the limit there is a lot of 'luck...
by infi24r
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricco is a late braking GOD!
Replies: 382
Views: 41784

Re: Ricco is a late braking GOD!

I think it is evident that they are both very talented, but rating the aggression-to-incident ratio is tough until Dan has the opportunity to show his stuff in the coming years. Thats fair, I have no issues with that view. I think a lot of the time when you pass on the limit there is a lot of 'luck...
by infi24r
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricco is a late braking GOD!
Replies: 382
Views: 41784

Re: Ricco is a late braking GOD!

No, I don't support teams, only drivers. It may seem I am a Ferrari fan at present, but it is only because they seat two of my three fav drivers. So for now, Forza Ferrari. If I was forced to pick a team at gunpoint, it would be RBR as I admire what they have done and the way they went about it. Bu...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricco is a late braking GOD!
Replies: 382
Views: 41784

Re: Ricco is a late braking GOD!

I don't see the significance of that. Qualifying on the 2nd or 3rd row would mean passing a couple of cars each race (assuming he generally couldn't catch P1 and/or P2). So that doesn't explain why he was needing to do all that passing. I don't really agree he's had to do all that much passing. Ham...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricco is a late braking GOD!
Replies: 382
Views: 41784

Re: Ricco is a late braking GOD!

I don't see the significance of that. Qualifying on the 2nd or 3rd row would mean passing a couple of cars each race (assuming he generally couldn't catch P1 and/or P2). So that doesn't explain why he was needing to do all that passing. I don't really agree he's had to do all that much passing. Ham...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricco is a late braking GOD!
Replies: 382
Views: 41784

Re: Ricco is a late braking GOD!

But the only way that move would have worked is if he would have got the car stopped in the vicinity of the apex. He didn't, therefore it was a mistake. Well, he was a lot closer to Rosberg accelerating towards T2 than he would have been if he hadn't tried it, which means he did gain on Rosberg by ...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricco is a late braking GOD!
Replies: 382
Views: 41784

Re: Ricco is a late braking GOD!

Zoue, I was peaking of his On-Track passing ability as a whole, not his superiority over teammates. While Alonso has dominated his teammates, he still did not match Lewis' on-track passing in terms of frequency. Pretty sure no one has actually. Alonso's race craft is significantly more reliable tha...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricco is a late braking GOD!
Replies: 382
Views: 41784

Re: Ricco is a late braking GOD!

Zoue, I was peaking of his On-Track passing ability as a whole, not his superiority over teammates. While Alonso has dominated his teammates, he still did not match Lewis' on-track passing in terms of frequency. Pretty sure no one has actually. And that is supposed to be a good thing? Why is he doi...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

The payoff started as soon as he pitted. From then on it was him with the fresher tyres. Why can you just not say "OK, that statement was wrong, I should have worded it differently"? This bugs me immensely in everyday life as well. People can just not take responsibility for their actions or words....
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

Come on man, this is getting a bit absurd. "Longer" is an adverb for comparing time (or distance, if you will). Ricciardo had run on newer tires for "longer". 100% fact and you're still going to argue about that. And Ricciardo was collecting the benefit of fresher tyres from the moment he stopped. ...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

Come on man, this is getting a bit absurd. "Longer" is an adverb for comparing time (or distance, if you will). Ricciardo had run on newer tires for "longer". 100% fact and you're still going to argue about that. And Ricciardo was collecting the benefit of fresher tyres from the moment he stopped. ...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

And yes, I used a wrong number initially (and only once) that made me think it was "not that bad", but the next post I already admitted mistake and gave the appropriate numbers. Ok, thats fine :thumbup: You are correct, 22 seconds with a bonus pit stop would be near identical pace. But having equal...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

I'm not pushing anything off-topic. I'm responding to what you have brought to the table. You LITERALLY said: at that point Kvyat having had fresher tyres for much longer than Ricciardo That is 100% wrong. And yes, when disproving this statement it does work that way: merely counting the laps each ...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

You keep changing your argument, you originally said: I do not keep changing the argument. I made a mistake with that 22 seconds and I have already admitted to making that mistake. I don't think it's very useful to keep harping about something I already admitted was wrong. At least I DO admit when ...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

Now, either my brain is seriously toying with me or your maths are a bit off and it was Ricciardo having had the benefit of fresher tyres for longer than Ricciardo. First 32 laps: - Equal tyres for 13 laps. - Kvyat newer tyres for 8 laps. - Ricciardo newer tyres for 11 laps. Again, thats not how it...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

Why take "prior to the actual safety car" as measure? As I said, a VSC can have drastic impact on the gaps. So prior to the VSC the gap was 40 seconds with Kvyat having stopped twice and Ricciardo once. That's the real measure, anything that happened during VSC and/or SC was not representative of p...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

Not sure how you can say that Kvyat won the race over Ricciardo when even Kvyat's engineer told him he was crap on the day. I know Kvyat finished ahead of Ricciardo but, equalised for pit stops, Ricciardo was around 20 seconds in front of Kvyat before the safety car came and then both the Mercedes ...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

It's pretty rare for team mates to do the exact same length stints on tyres. It's pretty common for team mates to have them come in on consecutive laps though. This is not just "not exactly the same length", this is effectively switching strategy. Maybe they started out on the same strategy but tha...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

I'm not confused about anything. Look, this is starting to turn into a discussion about semantics, and I'm not getting into that. This is what I originally said: Kvyat did run a very lop-sided strategy though. He only ran the softs for 13 laps in his first stint and then ran them again for a whoppi...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

Not sure how you can say that Kvyat won the race over Ricciardo when even Kvyat's engineer told him he was crap on the day. I know Kvyat finished ahead of Ricciardo but, equalised for pit stops, Ricciardo was around 20 seconds in front of Kvyat before the safety car came and then both the Mercedes ...
by infi24r
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6142

Re: Team Mate Battles - Hungarian GP

Yeah Ricciardo was the better driver but Kvyat gets the points because he finished in front, yet Rosberg is looked as the better driver and gets the points even though he finished behind, strange? :? I agree, inconsistent. Either the driver who finishes ahead gets the point or the faster driver get...
by infi24r
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Far Up the WCC will McLaren get?
Replies: 49
Views: 5746

Re: How Far Up the WCC will McLaren get?

Anything up to 5th in the WCC is still very possible, they're only 22 points behind Force India in 5th which is nothing at all. But it will depend how big the Honda engine upgrades are in the second half. If the rumors of 50hp are true that seems very possible.
by infi24r
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can Vettel win the championship?
Replies: 125
Views: 15567

Re: Can Vettel win the championship?

Mathematically Vettel can do it. Realistically, Ferrari would have to demonstrate the dominance over the rest of the field, including MB, that MB has demonstrated over the field over the past two years. Ferrari have a fast car, and under 2 race wins isn't really that big of a gap, 2 non finishes ar...
by infi24r
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver rankings for the first half of 2015
Replies: 127
Views: 16234

Re: Driver rankings for the first half of 2015

F1 fans have a very short memory and assess skill primarily on car performance, this isn't new.
by infi24r
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver rankings for the first half of 2015
Replies: 127
Views: 16234

Re: Driver rankings for the first half of 2015

As a big Ricciardo fan, I don't really think he's deserving of top 3 so far this season. He's had some cracking drivers and is absolutely towards the top, but some slight inconsistency blight him against a total season. He's had peaks as high as anyone, but I think he's had a few more off days overa...
by infi24r
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver rankings for the first half of 2015
Replies: 127
Views: 16234

Re: Driver rankings for the first half of 2015

1. Hamilton - Not going to let 1 poor race discount his general pace advantage over another strong driver in Rosberg. 2. Alonso - Has dragged that pig up the grid. 3. Vettel - Hasn't always had a huge advantage over Raikkonen, but has maximized his results so far. 4. Ricciardo - He's had a few stand...
by infi24r
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's bad luck - a myth?
Replies: 61
Views: 7786

Re: Hamilton's bad luck - a myth?

I would say Lewis is incredibly lucky, as is Vettel, as is Alonso (to a lesser extent), especially as is Kimi. Any driver that ends up at a team capable of winning the WDC is lucky, any driver who has driven a dominant car is very lucky. Exactly this. Hamilton has been very lucky from the start of ...
by infi24r
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's bad luck - a myth?
Replies: 61
Views: 7786

Re: Hamilton's bad luck - a myth?

I would say Lewis is incredibly lucky, as is Vettel, as is Alonso (to a lesser extent), especially as is Kimi.

Any driver that ends up at a team capable of winning the WDC is lucky, any driver who has driven a dominant car is very lucky.
by infi24r
Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why I am seriously considering turning off F1
Replies: 391
Views: 44694

Re: Why I am seriously considering turning off F1

Hungary was an entertaining race. But it was 'great' in the same sense of Indycar. It was just chaotic. However, I wouldn't say I was especially connected to the race. Because it didn't feel like there was that much on the line. Ultimately Vettel won, but I do't think he has any real hope of the tit...