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  1. Hmm indeed. I think he is having a humbling experience joining back, as every driver does who probably joins back this unforgiving sport.. but it's indeed good to see his honest assessment of his current level of performance. For however long he stays in the sport, he will surely leave back a legacy, and with his current approach filled with more humility.. his sunset in the sport will be on a good note.. Let's not forget, he is building an army of racers through his go karting academy for his legacy to continue and for his name to be remembered for long time to come..
  2. At some point, I had more respect for Romain,, Probably more than I had for Bottas on his best days.. Romain was fierce and did well in the junior series,, What if its being done to check how grojean is, so that maybe they can replace bottas with him for the next season, long shot, but,,, what if..
  3. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Round 4 Here we are again in spain, the testing mecca for F1. Qualifying day would hold more weightage as usual, so looking forward to the Saturday as well. This is a track well known to all the drivers, so margin of human error is minimal for all drivers. The pecking order of the current championship should more or less be reflective on the starting Grid for Sunday. I feel this year max is should have a better outing here compared to last year. We are all loving the battel for the 1st aren't we 😃 Racing points did a fair job themselves, hope AM can bring some updates that has them fighting a little upfront. Lewis is on an amazing milestone himself, he would come out with a 100 Pole Positions at the end of the next one, will it be spain?? Lets wait and watch... Here is a glimpse from yesteryears for what he is capable of..
  4. Agree with sainz on this.. If all the consideration given to Vettel after a year and a half or 2 is Fair, then all the flak thrown at Alonso just after 3 races back after 2 years of a gap is kinda unfair you know.. For the time he was away from the sport,, he is having a decent outing. Lets not forget, that Alpine isn't much of a podium contender at this stage to expect its drivers to fight in the front. I personally like what Ocon has been up to, his fight at the start of Portuguese GP was one of the highlights of the race..
  5. I think, to be fair, AND complete.. he is sitting between 19 other drivers who want to prove something or the other.. and most of them seem to be on attack mode.. It's upto him to find courage in that car to make the best use of the equipment at hand.. If Mercedes can get a hold of their car so can AM.. they were in the fight for the 3rd in constructors right till the weary end of last season..
  6. Indeed.. Its a pleasant surprise to see him fighting hard.. But its hard to say that this is the full potential of the car, lets not forgot Ric was comprehensively ahead of Ocon last year.. Ocon seems to be against an ageing has been on the other side of the garage, but its too early in the championship to have any firm notions on the performance.. I personally feel he's going to give a tough fight to Alonso, maybe even come out better at the end of the year Good for Vettel.. Finally.. The AM setup seems to be showing some signs of hope.. again its too early to get high hopes around Vettel with just one Qualifying performance when he has been a dud for the this long. Hope he can find some consistency.
  7. Firstly, Ur quoting Sakae over here.. And Well to be honest, there was nothing really working for vettel in Ferrari, so he has changed the team altogether.. and that's a big change. I guess with the practice restrictions,, I guess it would be fair to access the driver performance around the half way mark in the championship.
  8. There is some truth to that.. as of today... .
  9. Round 3 of 2021 We have got an interesting championship on our hands this year as the crazy undulation of Algarve are sure to throw up a good race with the cars bunched up much closer than they were last year. Mercedes had it pretty easy last year. This year its Redbull that seems to have a better Mechanical grip overall with the changes made to the rear of the floor, It would be interesting to see what's in store. Plus we have a bit of McLaren magic throwing up some surprise.. I guess we all remember last years race for 1 special reason... so here it is : That Amazing 1st lap From Kimi Official Page to the F1 Portuguese GP 2021
  10. 😃 Right !?! He did pretty well in the sports car series alongside Alonso back in 2018 in the same car, in-fact came out better back as I remember.. That's when kinda caught my eye.. He took a season alongside to come off age in F1, but seems to be getting a good hang of it.
  11. Redbull-Honda have basically won the last 2 of the 3 races.. and the sister team is in the mix of the fight in a best of the rest competition.. not all bad for Redbull.
  12. He seems to be a gem of a racer.. Its always thrilling to see him in action..
  13. Its not all that depressing thb.. Hamiltons recent performace has been in a car that was far dominant as compared to its rivals, and this year there is more scope for Hamilton to falter than before, so we will see how that goes. Him and bottas surely had it easy as compared to all the others in previous years, so i guess we have a better prospect to analyze his performance this year..
  14. Cant. Their respective performance against their team mate in recent years is the determining factor for whether they qualify for this exception or no.
  15. To put it in a nutshell .. Stroll is a business man.. and he probably has some sortofa deal with wolff to help the AM project perform better (then it would under natural circumstances of building an F1 team). To make sure Wolff is accountable, Wolff too has been made to invest in the company. FIA was probably upset that RP got away with cheating while copying Merc cars, and they could not do Anything about it.. so they figured out a way to help level the performance for the whole field by chopping of a part of the floor that gave Merc and AM the added advantage.. Stroll has paid top dollar for the making sure last years RP and this years AM car was competitive, but this year its not paying off, and Stroll ain't happy about that.. They have invested in Vettel too, and if it does not pay off, there would be some tough questions to answer..
  16. And about that Russell Vs Bottas incidence, difficult to point a finger.. Remember Spain 2016 with Ham Vs Rosberg? it was similar where Bottas moved a little too right to defend hard.. and Russell didn't care to wait for another lap to try is overtaking maneuver while putting the car on grass and losing is..
  17. Hmm.. You're right.. Nothing really.. It was a mighty race with David vs Goliath at the front, this is going to probably be the mood throughout 2021. Finally a championship in 8 years that all the fans Deserve. Here is to All that flak that was thrown at Liberty for not putting a foot on boring championships, they have served an amazing dish on our table this year. And all it took was taking a piece of the Floor off, Brilliant. Thank you! End of round 2: Ham 44 | Max 43 ,, WoW and How.. Ham getting that 1 extra point out of sheer brit-grit behind all the adversity thrown at him.. There are days when Ham forces me to offer respect for what he does, this was one of them.. The way he fought from P9 back to P2,, Phew ,, some of those moves made my gut crumble, especially the one on Ric.. That is exaclty what is expected out of him, and he delivers.. Max deserved that Win after the gutsy start he made.. He would deserve the championship if he gets it.. he's going up against the best in history, and it would take iron to cut through iron if that's what this is... I always had huge respect for Norris, and fighting for the podium, he deserved to be the driver of the day.. McLaren have all the right ingredients they need to finish 3rd once Ric gets his s##t together.. Surprisingly, Ferrari too have a lot of pace to fight for the 3rd, but the overall package is still behind McLaren, the composure and stability that Leclerc and Sainz bring to the team are commendable. A Strong P4 and P5 reassures the decision to put Sainz in that seat. Tifosi's have a reason to keep their head up this year.. Bellisimo. Alpha Tauri and Alpine are pushing all their luck to be in points, good for them, they didn't get enough of screen time because of what was happening in front, but that's that.. Alpine finally opened there score with Raikonens bad luck but this group is pretty well bunched up together to bring some mid field action.. AM had a mixed race with a lot of Technical issues for both the cars, they are better then what is at display by both the drivers.. Maze-Spin is the reason why they have that Penalty-Points system in place for drivers... Money can buy you a seat, and he got there, his luck.. 2021 is here.. and HOW .. Get your popcorn buckets ready folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. What is the procedure to get the name of this forum updated to 'we only like to talk about Sebastian Vettel in here' ... Coz that's all that really happens around here.. DAY AFTER DAY! What a race with racing brilliance up and down the field.. and all I get to see when I come to this forum is a lot of sob stories about only 1 driver.. please people.. for the SAKE of this forum... take off you Seb tainted glasses when you view a bloody race ya... there is a lot more to F1 then JUST 1 DRIVER!!!!!
  19. Judgements are just perceptions. Not only of those who write such columns with their own perspective, but also of those who read and approve/disapprove of them with their own pre-judgements. The choice of categorizing a certain news as worthy or unworthy also comes with its own set of preferences. And in today's world, you can simply get away with blaming the tailor if a pant does not fit your own waist, regardless of whether it was made for you or not..
  20. Agree with Norris on the fact that Max deserved to keep his lead.. he had already overtaken Lewis before the corner.. FIA is under the radar next time around to manage the 'going over the limit' rule clearly.
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