You are here: Home > Message Board > General Talk > Lewis Hamilton
January 26 2022 9.19pm

Lewis Hamilton

Previous Topic | Next Topic


Page 9 of 10 < 5 6 7 8 9 10 >

 

View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 14 Dec 21 11.16am Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Ffs Steeley , Brexit really? Pretty boring now
Isnít MV a Belgian? Thought you would be celebrating another victory for the EU

Edited by Spiderman (13 Dec 2021 11.18pm)

He's from Holland Spider, close

As mentioned in another post, RBR are an Austrian firm based in MK, so, a good win for the EU i would say.

 


The Child Has Grown,
The Dream Is Gone, And,
I Have Become,
Comfortably Numb.

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Online Flag Croydon 14 Dec 21 12.49pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

I distinctly heard Verstappens 5 point penalty being 'negotiated' by Masi with Red Bull - have you ever heard of such a thing?

After overtaking Hamilton Max swerved from left to right in front of him - that is against the rules (the real ones) usually 5 points not here though.

Hamilton did not need to pit - he had 12 points and only a couple of laps to do on the tyres.

At least that's what he thought - and any logical person would.

Any restart must recognise the advantage he had gained by his driving, or what is the point of 95% of the race.

Other drivers are all quite stunned by it.

A bad day for F1 it looks, and is, ridiculous.

'Don't like the look of those tyres Max - pop in for a new set on the house'.


Also, I thought Verstappen overtook Hamilton behind the safety car.

Certainly from the video.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Online Flag Midhurst 14 Dec 21 1.15pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Tim Gypsy Hill '64

None more ill-informed as this. Red Bull Racing (RBR) is an Austrian outfit which has it's factory in Milton Keynes. Red Bull GmbH is not a small corporation. Mercedes-Benz F1 also have their factories in the U.K. One in Brackley and the other in Brixworth. Both in Northants.

Edited by Tim Gypsy Hill '64 (13 Dec 2021 10.55pm)

OK chaps, I'm not going to perpetuate the discussion about the outcome of the race or the Championship. I agree it was less than satisfactory.

But, just to say that Mercedes have far more history and technical expertise behind them than Red Bull Racing and they are much wealthier. Merc have been involved in F1 on and off since the series began in 1954 and they are second only to Ferrari in team value.

It's true that Red Bull are partly financed by the energy drinks firm, but the team's origins and value are far more modest. They were started in the same factory in MK by Jackie Stewart in the late 90s and have been through different identities, including Jaguar F1, until the Austrian company rescued them.

It still seems to me a bit like a David vs Goliath situation and although the way this yearís Championship ended was disappointing, the outcome is probably good for the sport in the longer term.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Online Flag Croydon 14 Dec 21 2.24pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

'the outcome is probably good for the sport in the longer term'.

Definitely not POG.

We will all be looking at F1 in a completely different way now.

And that's really the tragedy of this.

.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Online Flag Midhurst 14 Dec 21 2.55pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

'the outcome is probably good for the sport in the longer term'.

Definitely not POG.

We will all be looking at F1 in a completely different way now.

And that's really the tragedy of this.

I agree with you steeleye about how the outcome was arrived at. It was farcical and it made F1 look like an amateur production.

My contention is that Hamilton and Mercedes have dominated for 8 years, including this year as Constructors, and it is refreshing to see Verstappen with Red Bull dent their armour and their arrogant attitude.

A whole lot of changes next year so it'll be interesting to see how that pans out.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Online Flag Croydon 14 Dec 21 3.44pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

To reset F1 again and repair the damage?

Max and Lewis to share the championship, the race null and void.

Masi removed forthwith.

A full review of the rules with independent audit before next season.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 14 Dec 21 4.02pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

max won fair and square. Lewis bottled it on the last lap.

No one is going to accept any change to the results now.

 


,.,.,..,

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 14 Dec 21 4.24pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

max won fair and square. Lewis bottled it on the last lap.

No one is going to accept any change to the results now.

We'd say exactly the same if we were ahead for 89 minutes and the ref stopped play, gave them the ball at the edge of our area and restarted at nil nil too.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 14 Dec 21 5.11pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

We'd say exactly the same if we were ahead for 89 minutes and the ref stopped play, gave them the ball at the edge of our area and restarted at nil nil too.

That's what happens under the Safety Car. You lose all the time advantage over your pursuers. $hlt happens

 


,.,.,..,

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Plumpton eagle's Profile Plumpton eagle Flag East Sussex 14 Dec 21 6.36pm Send a Private Message to Plumpton eagle Add Plumpton eagle as a friend

That's what happens under the Safety Car. You lose all the time advantage over your pursuers. $hlt happens

----------------------

It's going to be hard to make any point as eloquently as this but here goes.

The trouble is that's not what always happens. Here is a quote from the BBC F1 website:

"In 2020, there was a safety-car period during the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. Both Hamilton and Verstappen complained it had been unnecessarily long.

Masi was asked about this after the race. He said: "There's a requirement in the sporting regulations to wave all the lapped cars past."

Masi acted completely differently last weekend. It seems to me that he made a conscious decision to "even" the race up. Hamilton had used up valuable time getting past the 4 lapped cars between him and Verstappen. They were simply removed from Verstappens way without any time cost to him.

There was still a lapped car between Verstappen and Sainz in 3rd place which was not waved through. This hampered Sainz in any attempt he might have made to catch Verstappen. A clear indication of the way the drivers were treated differently and again a total contracdiction of Masi's own explanation of safety car rules.

By his own admission, all lapped cars should have been waved though. This would probably have meant the race finished under the safety car. Not ideal of course but just because you don't like the outcome of applying the rules, you can't change them on the fly.

I get why people may not like Hamilton but "sh1t happens" is a lame excuse for the way that he was clearly and unfairly disadvantaged by the Race Director. The evidence is there in Masi's own words.

If F1 wants to continue to claim that it is a sport then it needs to apply it's own rules fairly and consistently.

They can't rerun the race but maybe could admit their error and declare that in these unprecedented circumstances it is a shared championship for this season. Both drivers are worthy champions - why not let them share it for this year? That would also set up next year really well. Seems like a win win to me.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View sitdownstandup's Profile sitdownstandup Flag 14 Dec 21 7.56pm Send a Private Message to sitdownstandup Add sitdownstandup as a friend

Originally posted by Plumpton eagle

That's what happens under the Safety Car. You lose all the time advantage over your pursuers. $hlt happens

----------------------

It's going to be hard to make any point as eloquently as this but here goes.

The trouble is that's not what always happens. Here is a quote from the BBC F1 website:

"In 2020, there was a safety-car period during the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. Both Hamilton and Verstappen complained it had been unnecessarily long.

Masi was asked about this after the race. He said: "There's a requirement in the sporting regulations to wave all the lapped cars past."

Masi acted completely differently last weekend. It seems to me that he made a conscious decision to "even" the race up. Hamilton had used up valuable time getting past the 4 lapped cars between him and Verstappen. They were simply removed from Verstappens way without any time cost to him.

There was still a lapped car between Verstappen and Sainz in 3rd place which was not waved through. This hampered Sainz in any attempt he might have made to catch Verstappen. A clear indication of the way the drivers were treated differently and again a total contracdiction of Masi's own explanation of safety car rules.

By his own admission, all lapped cars should have been waved though. This would probably have meant the race finished under the safety car. Not ideal of course but just because you don't like the outcome of applying the rules, you can't change them on the fly.

I get why people may not like Hamilton but "sh1t happens" is a lame excuse for the way that he was clearly and unfairly disadvantaged by the Race Director. The evidence is there in Masi's own words.

If F1 wants to continue to claim that it is a sport then it needs to apply it's own rules fairly and consistently.

They can't rerun the race but maybe could admit their error and declare that in these unprecedented circumstances it is a shared championship for this season. Both drivers are worthy champions - why not let them share it for this year? That would also set up next year really well. Seems like a win win to me.

A shared title sounds like a really good idea. I dont think too many would complain about that. &#128522;&#128522;&#128522;

 


Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature heís destroying is this God heís worshipping.

Hubert Reeves

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View 55 years a fan's Profile 55 years a fan Flag 14 Dec 21 8.31pm Send a Private Message to 55 years a fan Add 55 years a fan as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

max won fair and square. Lewis bottled it on the last lap.

No one is going to accept any change to the results now.

Crashstappen won it because moaning Minnie Horner pressured Masi to change the rules


Edited by 55 years a fan (14 Dec 2021 8.37pm)

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply

 

Page 9 of 10 < 5 6 7 8 9 10 >

Previous Topic | Next Topic

You are here: Home > Message Board > General Talk > Lewis Hamilton