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  1. 2 hours ago, BradSpeedMan said:

    Alpine doing really well. I'm happy fir them. It also seems Alinso is now getting back up to speed.

    You never know.. they have shown a glimmering form on Fridays while other were looking for gains to be made on the race day..

    Alonso seems to be playing the catch up game against his teammate, somehow yet a point ahead of him at this juncture.. 

    And Alpine seem to be pushing hard against their luck considering they have the fourt best PU on the grid..

  2. 2 hours ago, BradSpeedMan said:

    Vettel  is'nt in a frontrunning car

    Hard to completely agree with Berger given what we saw in Monaco and baku, but yes he is entitled to his fair share of opinions considering Vettels performance outside just these 2 races.

    That car, is not too far behind on overall race pace to be honest, infact it could be said that it is a tad better than most on race pace. They are definitely in the mix with McLaren's and the Ferrari's on race pace, if the last 2 races are anything to go by.

    Vettel seems to be rejuvenated with the overall mechanical grip he is feeling out of the car, u can clearly see that in his car control at Baku. His confidence in that car has added that extra pinch of performance.

  3. 9 hours ago, BradSpeedMan said:

    You did not elaborate?

    I hope you're not alluding to the rumours that Vettel is there to make Stroll Jnr look good


    At the same time I can't deny That the strolls need him there to bring up the whole team to a point where it benefits them.

    If u ask me..Vettel is brought in:

    ~for the experience he brings to the table for being a 4 time champion. To inject some of that champion mentality to an already smart group of engineers and staff who can outperform the heavyweights. And if some of that fuel can be thrown on fire that is surrounding a huge pile of dry wood, we'll be it.

    ~For having driven with a well crafted team such as Redbull, that to date, continues to perform on the highest level 15 odd years into a sport they took up as challenge, and excelled. The notion that Redbull is a 'fizzy drinks' company, in naive. What they do on track is absolutely brilliant race after race, year after year. Unfortunate for them the new regs had Merc walk away with it.

    ~For having worked with a genius that is Adrian Newey, who's understanding and perception of the physics of a racing, is in itself a case study.


    The question of why they need Vettels presence can be looked at for more than just a few angles. There is an obvious stroll angle that you can't deny.

  4. 17 hours ago, KoolMonkey said:

    We know Alonso has a weird style he likes in his cars. Any team mate usually suffers horribly because they cannot ever get comfortable.

    Not really,, he too likes a car that is planted at the rear end. With the current regulations, this has more to do with the Power output available to each team. Prior to 2014 it had more to do with how teams are able to best use the blown diffuser or a similar Mechanism. Neweys expertise in this field were exceptional between 2010 to 2013.

    so basically in todays scenario:

    More Power = More wing Angle at the rear end = More downforce at the back = Stable rear end.

    When Ferrari played with the regulations to gain more power in 2018-19, they were able to offer more rear end downforce to its drivers which suited Vettel's requirements.

  5. 17 hours ago, Sakae said:

    but it was first time when I felt sympathetic to his mental struggle, with clear eye understanding that everything comes to its end.  Progress is one thing, but to be a player who can impact results of races is something else, and I think he knows that well.:congrats:

    Good article Sakae..

  6. 14 hours ago, BradSpeedMan said:


    I think he has'nt yet reach his top level though, but thiis is a remarkable admission

    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..


    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..

  8. 3 hours ago, BradSpeedMan said:

    What does he mean??? exactly

    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..

  9. On 4/7/2021 at 2:45 PM, Sakae said:

    When news became business, and broadcast never stops as we have it today, then we get opinions and trash as fillers for absence of newsworthy material.

    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..

  10. 2 hours ago, Sakae said:

    Wow.. this is a good article Sakae.. good read..

    This further gives a proof of how relentlessly sharp Alonso is at adjusting his driving style with the need of the moment..

    I'm assuming this trait of his comes probably from not having the right finances since childhood to get a well settled kart to practice on.. where he has somehow adjusted himself over and over with every new machine he got on his way to f1.. but in all the series up to F1, there is minimal difference between the equipment everyone uses.. it's just F1 where the difference between cars from one constructor to the other is huge, and ultimately the car makes a difference on who wins the championship, no matter how good driving skills could be..

    ..For the same reason.. I personally think Seb outperformed everyone in 2009 and Ham in 2012.. without reaching the top of the championship.. unfortunate, but THAT is F1.

  11. 21 minutes ago, BradSpeedMan said:

    It's not a notion bp. It's a fact. He's draw attention with political games over to his side of the garage.

    Hmm. I can't deny that completely to be honest.. he's been a demanding diva..

    But this notion that the whole car is built FOR him, is kinda exaggerated by how well he has always adapted to the cars compared to his teammates. It's come to a point that people relate this to him having Built BOTH the cars to his liking, THAT is not accurate, that's not how a design philosophy for a car works..

    This year's car was built around Ricciardo and Ocon. In the Abu Dhabi test, he was almost equal to both of them, maybe a few Milliseconds better infact..

  12. On 3/31/2021 at 6:37 AM, KoolMonkey said:

    Yet not a single person, ex-driver or pundit is calling for him to lose his seat, unlike Seb.

    Its hard to point a finger at someone,, who has not given you an opportunity to point a finger at them.

    Plus he has had a decent outing in his first race after 2 years away from the sport, and a month after having a chunk of his jaw replaced, and sitting at home for 10 days to recover... On and off he has paid a lot of efforts to keep his skills sharp.. Its evident that he still has that hunger to compete.. Form is temporary, class is permanent.. Apart from being difficult at times outside the car, and not managing his professional relations well (The reason he gets the flak all around), its hard to point a finger at the relentless commitment alonso bring to racing when he's inside the car..

    On 3/31/2021 at 6:37 AM, KoolMonkey said:

    Alonso could come last all year long however, and the narrative will always be that he needs to be given a good car to shine.

    I guess that's the same narrative that a section of the fans hold to defend Vettel today.. we keep forgetting during our assessments, how F1 has never really been fair to the Drivers championship, we all know that.. Actually, you can say that about almost 80% of the drivers who have raced in F1 over the last 20 Years, given a better car, they would have been better.. Apart from 05,06,07 and 08.. Each year had a constructor that was more dominant as compared to its rivals..

    As Vettel once said, if you are a good driver, you should not have a problem adjusting to the car that has been given to you.. This notion that Alonso has had cars built to his liking is kinda misplaced. Its unfortunate that its difficult for some people to accept how good Alonso is at adapting to the equipment given to him. All those years that he has faired well against his teammates, and excelled in other categories, it was not just because the car was made to his liking, it had a lot to do with how he was able to better adapt to the car compared to his teammate.. This trait of his is completely overlooked, at-least by this section of the internet, for whatever reasons.. 

    On 3/31/2021 at 6:37 AM, KoolMonkey said:

    after only 1x race.

    Yep.. I agree... it would not be fair to judge the whole Vettel situation this soon.. and some comments are very surprising indeed. But honestly, the rust that vettel shows to have built up seems too thick, to a point that some are suggesting it is unrecoverable. Its unfortunate, but Its upto vettel to shake it off, and get on with it...

    I would personally wait for a few more races to gage Vettel, and how he gets through this..

  13. On 3/8/2021 at 2:22 PM, lipstick79 said:

    What is the point in comin back 2 B the same as B4?

    This guy is stuck in a rut like since ever..

    >2014 - Ferrari not the best PU; Mclaren Honda years - The worst PU in probably the history of the sport... Mclaren Renault - Not the Best PU on the Grid.,, and Now Alpine - Seems like the worst of all the PU's if not better than Ferrari.,,,  :dam:

    'Equal engines for everyone' He said...

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