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  1. Vettel gets grid drop for red-flag speeding

    I feel it may be a year too soon for Leclerc - if that's the case, then he may be the new massa. btw - Welcome to the madhouse Samouri
  2. Vettel gets grid drop for red-flag speeding

    History has proven you right,
  3. Vettel gets grid drop for red-flag speeding

    All the greats get themselves in the best cars at the best times. There is little point with all those drivers moaning that they could win in a Merc. Fact is - Merc did NOT want those other drivers. Verstapen tried to get in a Ferrari - Failed Ricciardo tried to get in Ferrari and Merc - Failed Alonso tried to get anywhere! - Failed Merc and Ferrari wanted Hamilton and he delivered again and again. You don't get to be 5 times world champion without being pretty special. The 2nd step in being a world champ is getting in a winning car - the 1st step is being wanted by a winning team!
  4. Vettel gets grid drop for red-flag speeding

    If Red Bull doesn't seal this race win, they should be ashamed. Merc only need Lewis to finish in the points, Ferrari engine does not have the grunt at high altitude. This really is an open goal for Red Bull, Anything less than a 1 - 2 would be a failure. Either way, hard to see a way Lewis will not be crowned champion for the 5th time today. ps. an honourable mention to Vandoorne for qualifying less than a tenth/sec behind Alonso. Probably his best quali.
  5. 2018 Mexican Grand Prix

    Better to say McLaren almost 2 seconds off best Renault powered car, also Williams 3 seconds off best Mercedes powered car and Hass 2 seconds off best Ferrari powered car. I'm no fan of Alonso, but I doubt any other driver could have done any better in the McLaren. With the Honda being over 2 seconds off pole, perhaps Red Bull may have some concerns about next season. As for the race itself - the high altitude and thin are may prove a little testing for the turbos. Possible engine failures tomorrow.
  6. Vettel gets grid drop for red-flag speeding

    Guys Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how well you move or the result, the pigeon will still sh!t on the board and strut around as though he has won!
  7. 2017 Indy 500

    Who cares? Just because a current F1 driver is involved does not make it any more relevant to this site. If the site subject is now so tenuous - I look forward to updates on Golf, Triathlons and celebrity soccer matches! We actually have the most interesting F1 season for many a year, yet all I ever read is how much every loves or hates a driver for a low to mid table team. No wonder you can hear the tumbleweed around here. OaO
  8. Teammate War - Who's Winning ?

    Nico just does not have the bottle, balls - call it what you will. On average Lewis betters him 2 - 3 races to 1 over a season. The margin of victory is not as important as the number of victories. Nico will win again, but that will be followed by 2 or 3 Lewis wins.
  9. Redbull In Serious Trouble.

    RBR only ever care about selling god awful fizzy drinks. F1 is just one of many vehicles (pardon the pun) for that. They won 4 titles with an "underpowered" power unit, so they can cope. This seems like a total exit strategy badly managed, the fizzy drink king does not want to pay any more and is looking for a get out of jail card. The proposed sale to VW is on ice now due to fact that VW software may now declare their F1 cars as1 litre diesel! Just the same as the cancer stick makers that used to own what is now merc. As soon as a product pusher does not see the value - they move on. F1 has survived countless teams leaving - and it will survive without RBR,
  10. Where Will Ricciardo Be In 2016?

    He'll stay put, this is just about getting more cash. End of!
  11. I'm Starting To Like Hamilton

    It will all be OK in the end. .... if it's not OK, then it's not the end!
  12. Bahrain Gp Predictions

    The actual answer is NOTHING! Seeing as Ferrari couldn't wait to get rid of him before they produced that car! A more potent question is - Who knows what Hamilton could do in that car?
  13. Could Lewis Be Of The Maranello?

    It's a win - win situation for Hammy. Merc want to retain him and Ferrari have not dismissed the rumours ( and the present Ferrari regime seems more transparent than previous). I'm sure he'll wait until the European season to see where all the teams stand, then he can pick and choose. If he stays with Merc , he'll still get loads of cash and a shot at another title. Should he go to Ferrari, he will get more cash, slightly less chance of titles - but the possibility of being a champ with THREE different constructors may well appeal to his ego. I would love to have his problems!
  14. Ferrari's Restructure Done The Trick.

    This entire thread shows just how irrelevant this F1 forum has become. The same boring few eejots turn each and every pots into Alonso and/or Kimi bashing. No wonder we've lost so many decent contributors over the last couple of years. We've just had one the the most unexpected results in a few years, yet it has hardly been acknowledged. Pretty soon the remaining members around here can hold their Christmas party in a phone box. Not every comment requires a response from the same peeps all the time. There is a big difference between "post-count" and "posts that count". I'm off to find some vodka!
  15. Official - Alonso Will Not Race In Melbourne

    The fact that Alonso is not in Australia speaks volumes. Surely his presence would still be desired by the team and sponsors. He's either much more ill than we think, in which case he's not racing any time soon. Or, he just doesn't fancy that car , in which case he may walk. RD cannot change, he's always been a devious guy. But that is all so 70's now