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by infi24r
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Chinese Grand Prix
Replies: 37
Views: 5488

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Chinese Grand Prix

Herbert will be saying Kyvat is outperforming Ricciardo again. He actually did say that if you listen to the post race dialogue. He picked Kvyat as his driver of the day and when Di Resta pointed out how much better Ricciardo was Herbert said "well my driver beat yours". This is the type of expert ...
by infi24r
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DOTW China - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend
Replies: 65
Views: 7022

Re: DOTW China - Officially Unofficial Driver Of The Weekend

Rio Hary..

Sorry, Daniel Ricciardo. Driver of the year so far.
by infi24r
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Could Vettel have won the race if not for the engine failure
Replies: 65
Views: 9083

Re: Could Vettel have won the race if not for the engine fai

Rosberg was just controlling the pace. When he wanted to he put a second per lap on Kimi.
by infi24r
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Toro Rosso one of the top teams now!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 5576

Re: Toro Rosso one of the top teams now!!!

Red Bull looked faster and with better tyre maintenance. Might be a venue specific thing, but uncertain.
by infi24r
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Australian Grand Prix
Replies: 134
Views: 14885

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2016 Australian Grand Prix

Ricciardo, Grosjean and Rosberg. Ricciardo had supreme pace compared to the cars that were meant to be racing him. Grosjean, man 6th on debut for Haas when they were barely running in practice was solid. Rosberg, didn't put a foot wrong all race. Made a decent start from the dirty side of the grid, ...
by infi24r
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Just who is the best F1 driver on the grid?
Replies: 427
Views: 49093

Re: Just who is the best F1 driver on the grid?

I would have traditionally said Alonso, but I think its Hamilton now. He's very very fast these days.

Alonso second.

Close are Rosberg, Vettel, Ricciardo,
by infi24r
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

On the other hand the Williams hasn't been that much slower than the Ferrari, as shown by how often Bottas and Kimi have shared the same piece of track lately. It says a lot about the way Vettel is driving that he's often been closer to the Mercedes than the Williams, even if his car arguably shoul...
by infi24r
Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Seb---Legend or Lucky?
Replies: 133
Views: 17299

Re: Seb---Legend or Lucky?

Whatever... And his cars? I dont suppose his cars flattered him either. He's had good cars, absolutely, but its far easier to succeed in good cars when you don't have strong drivers in them next to you. Look at last year with Vettel. Of course he's got Raikkonen who is in incredibly poor form next ...
by infi24r
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Seb---Legend or Lucky?
Replies: 133
Views: 17299

Re: SEB---LEGEND OR LUCKY?

Its a bit of both. He's clearly a very good driver, but he's also had ridiculously good cars in his time. Following 2008 he's had at worst the 2nd best car and for a lot of that time the outright best car, he's also been paired typically with past it team mates, with the one exception of Daniel Ric...
by infi24r
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Seb---Legend or Lucky?
Replies: 133
Views: 17299

Re: SEB---LEGEND OR LUCKY?

Its a bit of both. He's clearly a very good driver, but he's also had ridiculously good cars in his time. Following 2008 he's had at worst the 2nd best car and for a lot of that time the outright best car, he's also been paired typically with past it team mates, with the one exception of Daniel Ricc...
by infi24r
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who Will Replace Kimi Raikkonen in 2017 (And Rosberg?)
Replies: 105
Views: 13275

Re: Who Will Replace Kimi Raikkonen in 2017 (And Rosberg?)

I think Grosjean will take Raikkonen's seat. Ferrari will want a sensible number 2. It won't be Ricciardo, too much to lose, nothing to gain.
by infi24r
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren have dropped Kevin Magnussen
Replies: 53
Views: 8129

Re: McLaren have dropped Kevin Magnussen

I didn't really rate Kevin very highly. The Dane's junior career was nothing spectacular and neither was his debut season. It was a damp squib after his exceptional debut, he failed to grasp his one chance to oust Button from McLaren for 2015. I doubt we'll see him again which is no great shame in ...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Competitive Do You Expect Next Year's Championship to Be
Replies: 44
Views: 5481

Re: How Competitive Do You Expect Next Year's Championship t

Ferrari improved so much at the start of this year because they had an easily-identifiable issue with the too-small turbo. It's doubtful that they will find another easy fix like that for 2016. I suspect they will be slightly closer to Mercedes but the latter will still be the clear best car. The d...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Competitive Do You Expect Next Year's Championship to Be
Replies: 44
Views: 5481

Re: How Competitive Do You Expect Next Year's Championship t

Ferrari improved so much at the start of this year because they had an easily-identifiable issue with the too-small turbo. It's doubtful that they will find another easy fix like that for 2016. I suspect they will be slightly closer to Mercedes but the latter will still be the clear best car. The d...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How Competitive Do You Expect Next Year's Championship to Be
Replies: 44
Views: 5481

Re: How Competitive Do You Expect Next Year's Championship t

I expect it to be more competitive, however Mercedes still have a very tidy advantage in car performance. So even if Ferrari manage to halve that, then it would still be fairly significant. Considering Mercedes have consistently got their engine and aero updates spot on in this era of cars, I see no...
by infi24r
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Russian Grand Prix
Replies: 99
Views: 12085

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Russian Grand Prix

Kimi was complaining about lack of power on the straight His speed trap figures were literally identical to those of Vettel. It's also not the first time he's complained about lack of power when there's no fundamental problem with the car (albeit that it is just slow in a straight line). https://ww...
by infi24r
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Russian Grand Prix
Replies: 99
Views: 12085

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Russian Grand Prix

Vettel, Perez and Bottas for me. How do you really determine how strong Vettel and Hamilton really are driving? I'm not sure I was that impressed with either tbh. Hamilton was behind Rosberg on track, he likely would have passed him but it wasn't a perfect weekend. Vettel was also behind Raikkonen ...
by infi24r
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which Driver's Are Currently "Overrated" in F1?
Replies: 230
Views: 30042

Re: Which Driver's Are Currently "Overrated" in F1?

You could do nearly all of them to some extent Alonso - Constantly rated as the top driver despite not winning much recently. Hamilton - Has shown several areas of key weakness and does not handle pressure well. Vettel - Has never beaten a strong team mate and its still not clear if its the machiner...
by infi24r
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Russian Grand Prix
Replies: 99
Views: 12085

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Russian Grand Prix

Vettel, Perez and Bottas for me. How do you really determine how strong Vettel and Hamilton really are driving? I'm not sure I was that impressed with either tbh. Hamilton was behind Rosberg on track, he likely would have passed him but it wasn't a perfect weekend. Vettel was also behind Raikkonen ...
by infi24r
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Russian Grand Prix
Replies: 99
Views: 12085

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - 2015 Russian Grand Prix

Perez and Bottas both had great drives.

Ricciardo was also impressive prior to his failure.

Hamilton and Vettel finished in the positions you'd expect so its hard to judge how strong they were.
by infi24r
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: the big news for engine customers: you can never win
Replies: 95
Views: 11221

Re: the big news for engine customers: you can never win

It's not really big news. Anyone with any sense has been pointing out for years that it is very hard to win without a works engine deal. It has been logical. You could presume that teams running an engine also in use by a factory team were not in a position to win. But to have an example where the ...
by infi24r
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

Why do Mclaren even have a junior program if they don't have a team to put them in? Exactly. They have a junior programme that should find talented drivers, help them develop and get them ready for F1. They have succeeded in finding two of those talented drivers. But they don't go all the way to ac...
by infi24r
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

edit: about being frustrated as an Aussie... at least you have had Australians winning races for most of the past seasons. Imagine being Belgian now :-(( watched GP2 lately? Plenty. In the end, though, F1 remains the goal. If Vandoorne never gets to F1 (and I'm not exactly feeling optimistic about ...
by infi24r
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber's Legacy
Replies: 141
Views: 14862

Re: Webber's Legacy

Kimi + Mclaren was only faster for 5 races than Michael + Ferrari, that's assuming Kimi = Michael during 2003. That is a whole other discussion in itself. Malaysia, Monaco, Nurburgring, Hockenheim and Hungary you state. Kimi was not = to Michael in 2003, he was better in 2003. The difference betwee...
by infi24r
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

edit: about being frustrated as an Aussie... at least you have had Australians winning races for most of the past seasons. Imagine being Belgian now :-(( watched GP2 lately? Plenty. In the end, though, F1 remains the goal. If Vandoorne never gets to F1 (and I'm not exactly feeling optimistic about ...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

mds wrote: edit: about being frustrated as an Aussie... at least you have had Australians winning races for most of the past seasons. Imagine being Belgian now :-((
watched GP2 lately?
by infi24r
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

8 points in Bahrain, 2 or 5 points in Canada, that's basically the maximum points haul the Ferrari could have gotten extra (the pit stop error in Austria wasn't quite his fault and not being able to pass on equal tyres either). Thats assuming the current drivers have consistently shown the maximum ...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

[ 8 points in Bahrain, 2 or 5 points in Canada, that's basically the maximum points haul the Ferrari could have gotten extra (the pit stop error in Austria wasn't quite his fault and not being able to pass on equal tyres either). Thats assuming the current drivers have consistently shown the maximu...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

It interesting that the Drivers standings are clearly stacked 2 by 2. Ie 2 Merc drivers, then 2 Ferrari, 2 Williams, 2 Red Bull drivers... I find this particular bit of info depressing. If it stays this way then it shows to me that the gaps between the leading teams are clearly defined and no amoun...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

It's the Kimi Raikkonen affect at play again... Massa - Ferrari number 2, thrashed by Schumacher. Good driver at best. 1 season later and he is Ferrari team leader going for the title in 2008 and being spoken as a great driver. Grosjean - also ran, so badly beaten by Alonso that Renault put him bac...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

honestly - DR vs JEV - let's take out outliers where one driver got lucky and scored major points due to reliability issues - and somehow JEV drops massively - that's the issue with points versus consistent performance where the car is unlikely to score points. Same issue with MW vs NH - former onl...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

It's the Kimi Raikkonen affect at play again... Massa - Ferrari number 2, thrashed by Schumacher. Good driver at best. 1 season later and he is Ferrari team leader going for the title in 2008 and being spoken as a great driver. Grosjean - also ran, so badly beaten by Alonso that Renault put him bac...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

honestly - DR vs JEV - let's take out outliers where one driver got lucky and scored major points due to reliability issues - and somehow JEV drops massively - that's the issue with points versus consistent performance where the car is unlikely to score points. Same issue with MW vs NH - former onl...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

It's the Kimi Raikkonen affect at play again... Massa - Ferrari number 2, thrashed by Schumacher. Good driver at best. 1 season later and he is Ferrari team leader going for the title in 2008 and being spoken as a great driver. Grosjean - also ran, so badly beaten by Alonso that Renault put him bac...
by infi24r
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?
Replies: 275
Views: 28794

Re: Is Vettel Driving At a Higher Level Than 2014?

I'd say he likely is driving at a higher level, yes, he's generally made less errors and has decent tyre maintenance again as opposed to last year. But he's also in a relatively much stronger car than last year and also has a significantly weaker team mate, which has flattered him. 2015 Vettel v Ric...
by infi24r
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber's Legacy
Replies: 141
Views: 14862

Re: Webber's Legacy

Please tell me where and how Mark has ever said he preferred that specific wing, and that he was not just angry because nobody told him beforehand that they would take his wing for Vettel. Why would Mark comment on this preferred business? He wasn't the one bringing that up. The only one talking ab...
by infi24r
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Allan McNish column: Is Formula 1 losing its soul?
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Allan McNish column: Is Formula 1 losing its soul?

The glory days are behind it that's for sure, 2010 was the last year f1 felt "classic" hard to say why exactly, I assume because 2011 was the first year of the gimmicks. Interest will never die overnight, but it's been slowly on the slide for a while now
by infi24r
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber's Legacy
Replies: 141
Views: 14862

Re: Webber's Legacy

Please tell me where and how Mark has ever said he preferred that specific wing, and that he was not just angry because nobody told him beforehand that they would take his wing for Vettel. Why would Mark comment on this preferred business? He wasn't the one bringing that up. The only one talking ab...
by infi24r
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber's Legacy
Replies: 141
Views: 14862

Re: Webber's Legacy

Please tell me where and how Mark has ever said he preferred that specific wing, and that he was not just angry because nobody told him beforehand that they would take his wing for Vettel. Why would Mark comment on this preferred business? He wasn't the one bringing that up. The only one talking ab...
by infi24r
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Webber's Legacy
Replies: 141
Views: 14862

Re: Webber's Legacy

Please tell me where and how Mark has ever said he preferred that specific wing, and that he was not just angry because nobody told him beforehand that they would take his wing for Vettel. Why would Mark comment on this preferred business? He wasn't the one bringing that up. The only one talking ab...