free hit
counters
Formula One - Page 18 - Motorsport & Trackdays - The Lotus Forums - Lotus Community Partner #ForTheOwners Jump to content


Formula One


Recommended Posts

  • Gold FFM
20 minutes ago, pete said:

Don't understand why lapped cars were able to unlap themselves before the red flag restart. What is the point of that rule?

On the sky commentary it was stated that it would allow the "timing" to be accurate on the restart - i.e. they would not have to re-boot and reset all the timing systems. No idea why this was the right thing to do, just what they said. I am sure someone intelligent will be along to educate us. 

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.

Russell has now apologised for the incident with Bottas and stewards have said Hamilton didn't break any rules by reversing onto the track

hindsight: the science that is never wrong

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Gold FFM
20 minutes ago, pete said:

Hamilton didn't break any rules by reversing onto the track

There is no rules around reversing on the track (remember Rosberg in Monaco qualifying the year he won the WDC?) as long as they do it in a "safe" manner.  The reversing rule is that cars "cannot reverse under their own power in the pit lane".

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Interesting developments off track. Red Bull will be making their own “power units” (god I hate that term) when Honda withdraws and have poached a senior Mercedes engineer to become Technical Director. Who will Horner be able to blame then?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/56863348

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don’t know. It will spice up Friday and Saturday a little, but detract from Sunday, since we will already know who is faster in race conditions and those guys will all be starting at the front on Sunday. Of course rain on Saturday could put the cat amongst the pigeons, but we have that with wet Qualifying sessions anyway. Also there’s limited reward for the Saturday racers who finish out of the points. Many of the smaller teams will have flogged their cars for an extra 62 miles at race pace for nothing: they’ll just end up where they would have done under normal Saturday qualifying, but maybe even crash out or break down the day before the proper race. I can see some of the smaller teams not really trying too hard on Saturdays.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Another great drive from LH and a good race, one the commentators is still pretty  annoying - almost watched qualifying with the sound off.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

LH gets his 100th pole, just a sliver ahead of max, how many more can he get...

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Gold FFM

17 before he retires end 2022.

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Gold FFM

Wow, did not expect Hamilton to win that after losing the lead on the opening lap. Driver+car+strategy=win.  Just wow.

Hamilton seems very "quiet" these days whilst driving compared to Verstappen.  Great drive by Verstappen but Mercedes really pulled it out of the bag with the strategy. However, very mature interview from Max with Jenson after the race and even a smile!  He's maturing and will surely be WDC soon.

 

 

  • Like 2

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Seemed very passive response from RBR to the final Hamilton pit stop. Verstappen could have come straight in and battled for the win.

Also Bottas a limp lettuce as ever. He could have come in for a shot at fastest lap at the end without losing a position, but was happy with his regulation 3rd place.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Where have all the people gone who say it’s all about the car?. Bottas is a good driver but not a champion. If it was not for Hamilton, Max would have be on a easy road to the championship already. Let’s celebrate we are watching something that is never going repeated in our life time and probably never. I do appreciate you can not compare different eras, but come on if Lewis is not the best British sportspersons ever who is ?

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Gold FFM

Bottas was lucky his holding Hamilton up was not an issue. Can't see him in a Merc next year to be honest.

I know he was on better tyres but that's two races Hamilton has overtaken Verstappen like he was a grandma in an Allegro. Masterful strategy from Mercedes and I believe Hamiltons best ever F1 season start.

Not sure he is the best ever British sportsman, but the best ever British F1 driver for sure. If he was Danish he'd probably be the best in the world, ever! 😂

  • Like 1

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, C8RKH said:

Can't see him in a Merc next year to be honest.

Unless LH wants to have him instead of a younger driver eg Russell.

But a great drive from LH to win, so it looks as if he will get to 100 wins sometime this year.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Gold FFM

I am not an F1 mega fan or followed it intensely over the years but what I do recognise a supreme skilled individual 

Lewis Hamilton is that and yes I know plenty say he driving the best machine with massive financial support.

however he still got win the races and I don’t see other drivers or teams simply rolling over every race? 

I think when LH finally hangs up his helmet he will be finally be recognised as the best F1 driver and a top guy in life , maybe ranked in top 5 sports person with the likes of Woods Ali et all ? Just my humble opinion 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A side note on F1...

Since I discovered Netflix's F1 series Drive to survive, I see no point to watch live F1 races. There is so much more behind the scenes happening than racing itself. Although, I don't like some drivers (ex. Hamilton) and teams after watching it :) And it exposes how "non-racing" F1 organisation actually is. Where a lot of money is involved, you get the political bullshit with it. A typical US corporation.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...