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  1. Hello, hello. I have been wondering about your well being... very nice to hear from you, radical-one. About Yuki - he is talented, no doubt about that, but little gun-ho. That is not necessarily bad. He deserves his nomination. I fully support that. Mick seems to be more measured. He is unfortunatley just in a different company.
  2. D/T 2021.07.25 12:50 CEST No need for two Vettel's in one team. I don't want to read tea leafs, but I am hoping such declarations aren't preamble to explanation later on why Vettel will be replaced with another hopeful.
  3. My favourite driver. My favourite person in F1.
  4. On 2021.07.14 6:01 (UTC) I am sorry Brad, but I take a slightly different point of view. I perceive Mr. Stroll as a man who is not experienced in science of engineering and F1 style racing, therefore consequently he seems to be running from one extreme statement to another, making rather dubious claims. First, drunk with success last year he set his sight on the bar for this year which did not made much sense. Today, just a few months later, top podium is for him 5 years away. I think he was wrong then, and he is most likely wrong now. 5 years for development is period often quoted (parrotted) for new entrants into a sport who are in proverbial sq 1, trying to settled in. Brown made similar statements, but Seidl apparently had different ideas, and it pays off. AM is not a new entrant by any standard, and considering where they were last year, despite this year is a lost opportunity, recovery should be on the way. There are regulatory changes coming next year, and AM should be able to mingle with Mercedes power plant in top 5 group on regular basis, and win here and there. In 5 years - who knows what will happen. Each team has their own idiosyncrasy which could be exasperated by forthcoming changes to some, yet offering unexpected opportunity for someone else. I think F1 mindset aims must be planning for wins not 5 years from now, but by next race, and one after that, and so on. That's the only way to live in this business. Just execute next race slightly better than in the previous one. That's a slope of progression which would make sense to me.
  5. I fear that Mick's career will not be even remotely successful as his father's. English over-representation in F1 has no interest in promoting his career, and I think the same could be said about Italians. He is with a wrong team, and rumours have it, that he might jump from one paddle of dung into another next year. In his age he should have been a leading candidate at AlphaTauri as a potential replacement for Perez at RBR when time is ripe. In reality, he is nowhere near that situation. Ferrari is not hiring, MB the same as they are preoccupided pandering to British interest, and RBR is out of reach. I think Mick should talk to his family, and re-orient his career into different direction. Go to school, become an engineer, built your own car. I certainly will move on once Vettel is done. I had enough of fans, Braun, Brown, so called journalists, talking heads, and FiA baked convenient rules, flexible law, and so on. Enough is enough.
  6. On 2021.07.06 15:24 (UTC) That's an impactful change. Under budgetary reductions, several teams will go through staff reduction, consequently people with F1 experience should be available for hire. Challenge for AM is filtering those people who have experience that is needed, and are they monozukuri oriented. Resources built up is a step forward.
  7. This was first time in many years I have made a deliberate choice to do something else, and did not watched the race.
  8. I do suggest before you critique Vettel (again), that you first pick up some reading on the subject. Vettel did not blocked Alonso as you claim, safely or otherwise. Not all media like facts, and vilification of this German driver is their favourite past time. Vettel has merely followed protocol agreed and accepted by all drivers. Vettel is a clear victim in this mess whoever got ball rolling, but FiA cannot be bothered. Drivers or a team - no problem for them. Vettel lost position and got another penalty point on his crime-sheet. This almost certainly would not happen to some other drivers. Drivers who broke that agreement actually were let go Scott free by the same FiA officials. Alonso absolved Vettel from any wrongdoing.
  9. I've passed the angry barrier some time ago. Vettel was also awarded another 1 demerit point over and above 3 places pushback on the starting grid.
  10. My error. I should have said in Q3. (Not Q1) Regarding the other stuff...I find Korean dramas somewhat more pleasing.
  11. On 2021.07.03 14:02 (UTC) AM drivers are in Q1, however hard to say it's on merit. Grid is chaotic. Ferrari for example are out of place, and so on. In any case, I take it. It was not a bad day.
  12. On 2021.07.03 12:26 (UTC) There are at least 3 or 4 cars which can get ahead of AM in qualifying. I do suspect that Vettel gave all he has in that car. I am not sure about Stroll.
  13. On 2021.07.03 11:04 (UTC) After FP3 It looks like AM drivers could make Q2, borderline Q3. Yuki is good, talented, but for a Japanese guy unusually temperamental. As someone said, would yoga help to calm him down? I rather doubt it. He needs 2 years with a good team, like Verstappen. That will do it. Is Kimi retiring?
  14. You must have graduated from London school of economics. Nowhere else would teach this kind of - you fill the blank -.
  15. In your frame of thinking, Haas should encourage also Schumacher to spin more frequently to increase exposure. I am not sure if you are aware of cost involved. Spinning in Monaco last time (so I heard) cost Haas to fix at 500 k for one incident.
  16. On 2021.07.02 16:45 (UTC) Well, that didn't take long.
  17. On 2021.07.02 15:31 (UTC) In FP 1 - Austria A picture worth ten thousand words.
  18. Apparently those reports were accurate. That was his intent. Wolff was in the interview a week or two ago, and he confirmed he was going to move on last year. I am not in full understanding why he changed his mind. Could be that Allison's plans has something to do with it.
  19. On 2021.07.01 14:45 (UTC) AM didn't have any serious problems to finish races, so I am lost over your position on this subject. By definition then, dwelling on the same spot (P-something at the back) is not a move forward. I would be speaking about progress, if Vettel and AM regularly finished every race somewhat better than the previous race. At this stage, Vettel should be in P4 - P7 range. That's my expectation, however instead, it is big fat FAIL As stated the other day, Sebastian had some sort of minor success on city street circuits, but was very weak on the Austrian speed track. I do not expect from next race any miracles, unless AM mounts some good upgrades. Why Stroll is liking the car, and Vettel is not, that is an unanswered question.
  20. On 2021.07.01 9:43 (UTC) With almost equal car we have Verstappen on his way, and unless bad luck strikes, he will get it this year. I am not sure what has happened to GOAT what's his name.
  21. On 2021.06.28 19:51 (UTC) Based on Vettel's after race comments, I don't see, or can think about anything which would make me believe that last race was just one off. Car is at midfield level, and if tires go bye bye, so goes race too. I would be surprise if we see next race anything else. He seems to do well in city races. Speedsters - not so much (yet).
  22. On 2021.06.27 18:48 (UTC) Yeah well, Pierre, Leclerc is not Vettel. Your expectations didn't let you down. That's FiA for you.
  23. On 2021.06.27 14:38 (UTC) 4 cars from 2 stables on a lead time is a story of our time. For some reason I've expected something else from Sebastian. Instead, we are back where it started. DR finishing behind car 5 is not much of pleasing result for anyone. Vettel in P5 would have ratify his and team's progress (Ferrari was out of it.) Instead, we get P12 No comment.
  24. P14? That result surprises me. Vettel almost didn't make it into Q2. I am not sure what kind of devil hand plays role in this, but that's not normal. This is not just due to poor driving.
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