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Everything posted by Sakae

  1. I do not agree with such oversimplification which makes no sense to me. There is clearly defined correlation between cause and effect in this case. Lack of permitted seat time is just one of several reasons. To dismiss Perez as std. whining I would consider highly disrespectful to him.
  2. Well, my friend, welcome into large family of uncomfortable people on the grid, and thank for it Messrs. Brawn and Todt.
  3. False. That was not point in my earlier post. At the start, and in very early stages of the race when most accidents occur, Vettel is not racing 19 drivers. Concern is about his immediate surroundings, especially if there is rather poor start. After all there is an old saying, and for good reason, the race is not won on first lap. I am merely hoping Russell will not take (again) some unnecessary risky moves.
  4. Seb sits between Gasly and Russell, both drivers who want to prove something. I am just hoping Seb will survive their ambitions and can complete at least one lap with his car in one piece.
  5. Race is tomorrow. It's not going to be easy day for AM. There is certain symmetry today between McLaren and AM. Junior is usually lurking around P8, whereas Seb (new guy) sits around P14. McLaren has managed today similar result. New guy in P16, the other one in P7.
  6. A few days ago YOU have declared on this forum that nobody needs Vettel.
  7. Of course. I was joking after all that noise that Jr received special treatment. Regarding DR - just recall 2014 comments. Vettel did need time to readjust, and instead UK media dumped on him that he was getting beaten by brilliant DR. Today DR seems to be in Vettel's position, and no one is making fun of him. Lessons learned, regardless of a driver, they have their style, and with matching car, they rake records. If a car is out of synch, than a driver can end up in P14 in a hurry. No mercy in that game. I am still lacking understanding what's going on. In all FP s Vettel was competing with Mazespin for last place. Come qualification, and all hell broke loose. Drivers were talking about wind, maybe track temp had something to do with it, I am not sure. Fact is, any small impediment cost driver a lot of places. That's how close they are to each other.
  8. Luckily for some of us, there is a German reporter, who singlehandedly interviewed Vettel. I am glad we have then at least some feedback on his first in Q3 with AM.
  9. Ocon (French) is chronically underestimated by UK media. To stay polite, I need to stop here.
  10. I am wondering if track temp affected (his way) performance of tires.
  11. Mine too...
  12. Something is terribly wrong. Seb is where I thought he should be with that car, and time he had with it.
  13. Looks like Q3 didn't pan out to the plan for AM.
  14. FP3 ... AM is a joke. The leading driver is in P16, and Sebastian in P18, both beaten by Mick Schumacher in Haas. What an iconic team AM is. Both drivers clocked these ultra fast laps on soft tires.
  15. Why is Vettel struggling? TP - (paraphrasing) the car has not one characteristics, but many. It is unpredictable, says Szafnauer. Smart Alec question: Otmar, why then don't you give him a car which will be more stable? Before a season start your English Chief Engineer was boasting how AM knows exactly what Vettel needs, and his team will give it to him. Is the English team just all talk, or they planning to deliver what was promised, and when that would be? Maybe soon...
  16. Perhaps this is merely an isolated incident with justifiable reasons behind it. Is it too soon to remind you - I told you so? Let's hope it is.
  18. I think it is question of having opportunities. Maybe there are some other (non UK) drivers who would like to drive this afternoon with some equal hope of having racing career. So, why don't we see them on the grid? Just a thought...
  19. Time to make change What's the problem? I am hoping to be forgiven, but despite owning reasonably latest iPhone loaded with over 20 production apps, I am not on social media in any shape or form, therefore I have no idea what is GP247 protesting. I am aware (cannot evaluate credibility of the info) that Facebook making the owner rich by taking his subscribers personal data and selling them to unknown third parties for unidentified purposes, which on its own should probably send him into prison for life, but for now there is not such law on the books, so he is in the clear. Twitter - the same. Like Vettel, I am living happily without it.
  20. F1 waves the white flag of surrender Essential read. Well written, well reasoned, well - everything. One of the better articles one can find these days. One of more substantive questions - why do we need sprint races, if next year specs are suppose to fix competitiveness? Something is not adding up. In speculative terms, my dribble, drivers probably were right and specs will fix nothing much. Sprint races are then just PR diversion from what seems to be a colossal failure. Posh offices in London failed in what they designed to do? We will see.
  21. Hulkenberg plays down chances of replacing Vettel Some in media ranks are really trying to kick Vettel out of the F1. The linked article is neither first one of its kind, nor isolated one. Situation is more than just unpleasant.
  22. I am not sure what Haas will do with their line up, but there is push at home to hire an American driver (Herta?). If I am not mistaken, both current drivers have two years contracts. If the German team like MB will be filling up their seats under pressure only by British drivers, then German representation might be out of the F1. Hulk is getting old, Seb has his own issues, and Schumacher at Haas is going exactly nowhere with that team. Changes are really desired IMO anyway.
  23. Brown believes that Andreas Seidl has been instrumental in the progress that McLaren have made over the past few years I vote Andreas for taking over whole F1 circus as a top dog. Love the guy. He is everything I always valued in a professional. Handing him a key, I say, deliver without using words like iconic, and whatever other nonsense. Just as you are, and F1 would be in good shape.
  24. How many UK drivers we need in the F1 at the expenses of other nationalities?
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