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  1. 3 hours ago, radical-one said:

    That's correct. if Mick was in the car of Yuki, he definitely would have scored more points by now.

    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. 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.  

  3. 15 hours ago, thetruth34 said:

    The media keep hyping up Russell even though he can't even score a point in that Williams. 

    Now they hype up Norris who was outscored by a mid field driver two season in a row. 

    What about Mick? He is having a great rookie year and is already in the top 10 drivers on the grid. 

    If he was British or Australian the media would be calling him a future champion. 

    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. 


  4. On 2021.07.06 15:24 (UTC)


    The team is aiming to almost double its workforce over the next few months. Team principal Szafnauer said: “In the short term, we are growing.

    "We’ve grown from 405 people, we’re almost at 550 now, and we’ve got plans to grow to above 750.

    “We need to add another 200, maybe even 250. We’ve added 150, so we're growing and we’ve got to grow with like-minded individuals and people who can help the already great group of people we have.

    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.

  5. 5 hours ago, blackpebel said:

    What an Unfortunate scuffle for Fernando. He was really starting to show some good pace in qualy. P3 in Q1 was mighty impressive. Q3 could have been very fruitful.

    That was a pretty unsafe block by vettel, unknowingly I realize. But In all fairness the penalty is deserved and handed to team more than driver... AM were caught napping on the pit board, vettel unfortunately got to face the down side of it after a good qualy session.

    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.



  6. 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.

    Saturday Qualifying Session
    1. Max Verstappen Netherlands Red Bull Racing Honda 1:03.720
    2. Lando Norris Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1:03.768
    3. Sergio Perez Mexico Red Bull Racing Honda 1:03.990
    4. Lewis Hamilton Britain Mercedes 1:04.014
    5. Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 1:04.049
    6. Pierre Gasly France AlphaTauri-Honda 1:04.107
    7. Yuki Tsunoda Japan AlphaTauri-Honda 1:04.273
    8. Sebastian Vettel Germany Aston Martin-Mercedes 1:04.570
    9. George Russell Britain Williams-Mercedes 1:04.591
    10. Lance Stroll Canada Aston Martin-Mercedes 1:04.618
    11. Carlos Sainz Spain Ferrari 1:04.559
    12. Charles Leclerc Monaco Ferrari 1:04.600
    13. Daniel Ricciardo Australia McLaren-Mercedes 1:04.719
    14. Fernando Alonso Spain Alpine-Renault 1:04.856
    15. Antonio Giovinazzi Italy Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:05.083
    16. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:05.009
    17. Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 1:05.051
    18. Nicholas Latifi Canada Williams-Mercedes 1:05.195
    19. Mick Schumacher Germany Haas-Ferrari 1:05.427
    20. Nikita Mazepin Russia Haas-Ferrari 1:05.951


  7. On 2021.07.03 12:26 (UTC)

    Saturday Practice Session 3
    1. Max Verstappen Netherlands Red Bull Racing Honda 1:04.591
    2. Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 1:05.129
    3. Lewis Hamilton Britain Mercedes 1:05.277
    4. Pierre Gasly France AlphaTauri-Honda 1:05.280
    5. Antonio Giovinazzi Italy Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:05.345
    6. Carlos Sainz Spain Ferrari 1:05.347
    7. Sergio Perez Mexico Red Bull Racing Honda 1:05.396
    8. Fernando Alonso Spain Alpine-Renault 1:05.434
    9. Charles Leclerc Monaco Ferrari 1:05.484
    10. Sebastian Vettel Germany Aston Martin-Mercedes 1:05.542
    11. Lance Stroll Canada Aston Martin-Mercedes 1:05.546
    12. Yuki Tsunoda Japan AlphaTauri-Honda 1:05.561
    13. Esteban Ocon France Alpine-Renault 1:05.674
    14. George Russell Britain Williams-Mercedes 1:05.694
    15. Lando Norris Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1:05.700
    16. Daniel Ricciardo Australia McLaren-Mercedes 1:05.725
    17. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1:05.747
    18. Mick Schumacher Germany Haas-Ferrari 1:06.078
    19. Nicholas Latifi Canada Williams-Mercedes 1:06.105
    20. Nikita Mazepin Russia Haas-Ferrari 1:06.289

    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.

  8. 9 minutes ago, lipstick79 said:


    IS the PERFECT earner - it WILL B featured for a number of YEARS 2 come.
    The residual payments WILL go on and on - like an Energizer bunny

    You must have graduated from London school of economics. Nowhere else would teach this kind of - you fill the blank -.

  9. 3 minutes ago, lipstick79 said:

    Red Bull HAS proved F1 IS about marketin.
    Whilst Mazespin keeps spinnin Haas and their sponsors R featured.
    The air-time keeps the $$$ flowin 

    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. 

  10. On 2021.07.02 16:45 (UTC)


    The story may only now be breaking because of rumours that Mazepin's father Dmitry - the team's title sponsor via his company Uralkali - offered to pay more if Haas agrees to let his son drive Schumacher's car.

    Auto Bild even claims that billionaire Mazepin snr would like Oliver Oakes - his son's manager - to take over from Steiner as Haas team boss.

    Well, that didn't take long.

  11. 15 minutes ago, lipstick79 said:

    July 2021 (+ 12 months than original comment)
    Wolff STILL a factor IN the Brackley squad's team.
    Those reports NOT accurate THEN or NOW

    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. 

  12. 3 hours ago, lipstick79 said:

    I respectfully DISAGREE
    2 finish first, first U MUST finish.
    Finishin in P15 IS showin stability.
    Which IS progress.  Just need 2 make the next step now.
    Aimin 4 the top 10, then ...

    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.


    Progress ----> Intransitive verb: to move forward : PROCEED

    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.

  13. 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). 


  14. 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

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