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Sakae

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  1. RP was able to built a reliable car last year. The same team (albeit under a different name) should be able to carry the same level of reliability forward. Mandated changes to a car should not be related to reliability issues. The car needs to be however sorted out, and that may take time and greater millage. Unfortunately some bad problems are playing out mostly on my favourite driver's car.
  2. Stroll Jr. has done well at Imola. Seb had trouble already before race start, and then DNF. Another day to forget. I am not suggesting anything dark, but Vettel seems to have more problems on his car than his teammate. (Similar situation in 2014.) I am not sure what AM will do about it. TP was talking again about Seb needs more running in the car, which is fine, we heard that before, but I am not sure he explained in post race interview why Vettel had that many pit stops at Imola. I doubt that has anything to do with how much millage he has in that car. Not really satisfactory explanation from Otmar. Some, but not all problems: - Failed tire gamble - Brakes - FiA' penalty - What else?
  3. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    Please get your facts straight. It is not first time you are assigning quotes to a wrong person, and then rather than check it as people can make mistake occasionally, you argue otherwise.
  4. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    The question was asked by Brad, not Sakae.
  5. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    No one is keeping you from talking about whatever driver or team you wish. It's nobody's duty to entertain you. You have already complained once about some jokes, and now you are complaining again. We watch the sport for different reasons. Try to remember that.
  6. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    Well, I am not perfect. Wrap yourself around it, and live with it. Otherwise you are welcomed to do next ones to your satisfaction.
  7. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    He is making his own luck? How is he responsible for having to box 6x? Sometimes useless cliche is just annoying.
  8. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    Do you understand why he was in pits 6x?
  9. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    Seb is actually lucky he is in P15. It could have been easily P18. He is currently bettering off just Haas boys. For how long it's not certain.
  10. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    There is no break for Vettel. If it is not one thing, then it is other. Mick Schumacher is getting grip on place where he is. Progress. Love it. Would like to see him (and some flames) next to Yuki.
  11. Looks like a track with one overtaking spot, between 16 and 17. I could see drivers being stuck and unable to overtake between 17 and 15. Section between 8 and 11 is not clear right now how it will support overtaking. Point is, if a following driver gets late out of 8, he will not catch the car until on straight after 16.
  12. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    Well, soothing words by Sainz. Differences between us is in definition where the driver is, and whether the same driver could be as positive and cumulative outcome of his skills and resources to his disposal. Let me explain. Last year RP (now AM) almost reached P3 in final standing. (I suspect it was rather unexpected gift by underperforming rivals, but that's another story). This year, due to changes in regulations, AM could drop realistically to P5 - P7 or thereabout with full support of drivers. Stroll ranking - P8 or thereabout. Vettel ranking - P5 when fully attuned to his new office. However, due to him being still on a learning curve for not having enough time to practice, he should be about 3 or 4 positions lower than P5. So, to accept Sainz's assertion, I need to see Seb in P8, creeping to that possible P5, race by race. Instead, I see Seb is hanging P14, P18...WTH. That's not normal in my mind.
  13. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    Was there some pushing and shoving or just bump between Hamilton and Verstappen after qualifying? There was something and enough to write an article about it. It could be interesting in race, if the "usually calm" Verstappen let his energy out of gate after lights will go off. Perez - excellent show. The guy has been really underrated for very long time IMO. I am not sure how please Max is about it.
  14. English media go into overtime in making sure we all know how valuable Allison is, and he wasn't demoted. Article after article are making sure they spread the gospel word. He could had been TP or whatever, and Toto made sure he would not leave MB blah, blah...Why would Allison want to leave MB in the first place, I ask? Is he sick and tired of winning? In contrasting tone with recent interview, when the same media are asking Otmar (TP of AM), what he knows about his replacement. Otmar is of course not born in England, but Romania, so everything goes. Of course like most, I am not sure what happened at MB, but I am really suspicious over loud drum beats around it. Needles for me to say (again), observing for very long time performance of products under Allison's concrete care, I don't agree with greatness of the man proposed by English media. Most of them possess bloated ego about mind superiority of their countryman, to which I say, look again, and this time carefully. (Of course they will not do that; the truth hurts).
  15. Team quotes: Szafnauer seems less excited over q-results than Vettel is.
  16. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    It is very close, and also a reason why cumulative effect of small loses on lap add to significant drop on a score board. Yuki experienced what almost all drivers go through sooner or later. Not a big deal. He has a future in this sport. His elimination probably gifted P10 to Stroll, but whatever. It is what it is. Sebastian is not doing well, and that honeymoon with his team will be over soon. I cannot help it, but think Helmut was most likely right telling Seb to sit this season out. There are arguments both ways, but seeing how things are developing, ... there is not much one can say. I have to admit I have no clue what's going on and what are core issues Seb is experiencing in the car.
  17. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    P3 is over. Vettel is really loving that P14. His TP was describing his mood as forward looking, upbeat and whatever else. In contrast, I am begging to wonder when Sebastian tells them you know what guys, keep the car, I have enough, and I am going home to my wife and kids.
  18. Yes. This is a small sample why I am fond of the guy. From the interview with TPs, Szafnauer continues to insist that Sebastian needs more time. I tend to agree with that position, however occupying P15 seems off by any standard in my book. It goes beyond a different powertrain explanation why he was slow. They tried new upgrades yesterday. Again, good explanation, but not enough. How he will go from that far back to top 5 (where I want to see him at this point of time) seems an impossible dream.
  19. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    I see it as just minor cloud which will go away. Depends how Perez will perform from now on.
  20. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    There were signs of it already last year, which was my reason behind high expectations for their season ratings. Moreover, excellent drivers, I must say. Love it.
  21. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    Poor, poor boy, trying too hard but no mistake anywhere mentioned in the article. Only Vettel in similar situation committing driver's errors. English media are really something else...phew...
  22. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    I can't see it happening. MB is fine (sort off), fight is on under current rules, and who will support AM to change that?
  23. Sakae

    Italy 2021

    I think too much influence is assigned to the incident in Hockenheim. What is happening to him is not due to a single factor. There is something more pervasive, related to prolonged period. Seb was in P14 up and down in Bahrain, and here again he was in P14, and sat there for very long tome, until he dropped into P15. (The post was sarcasm on my part.) I have no idea what's going on with him.
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