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Re: F1, 2018

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:59 am
by Neville Bartos
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Re: F1, 2018

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:18 pm
by Neville Bartos
Kimi has apparently signed for Sauber. Which is the least predictable F1 move this year.

Re: F1, 2018

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:43 pm
by Noni
Neville Bartos wrote:Kimi has apparently signed for Sauber. Which is the least predictable F1 move this year.
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Very funny interview and great answers by Kimi!.... :D


Press: Will you be helping Vettel?

Kimi: I can only drive one car!..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: F1, 2018

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:06 pm
by Gandalf
Neville Bartos wrote:Kimi has apparently signed for Sauber. Which is the least predictable F1 move this year.
I'm happy Leclerc has got the Ferrari drive, and I'm happy Kimi is staying in F1.

But.... I'm wondering if Ferrari have shot themselves in the foot with this move.
Kimi knew his place in the team, whereas Leclerc is young, hungry and talented. He wants to win!
It's been said a few times this year the Kimi has upped his game. But is that really true or have there been times when Vettel has been below his best?
Next year we will find out. Once Leclerc is up to speed with the Ferrari (which may take a few races) he will be pushing Vettel.
And how will Vettel handle this? Will he crack in the same way he did when Ricciardo joined him at Red Bull?
It won't be too far into the season before Leclerc will be in a position to start taking points off Vettel. When that happens will team orders come into play? If not that is going to leave Vettel very vulnerable. Him and Kimi was a very stable relationship. Vettel and Leclerc won't be. I think we're going to see fireworks at Ferrari.

Re: F1, 2018

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:49 pm
by Noni
Gandalf wrote:
Neville Bartos wrote:Kimi has apparently signed for Sauber. Which is the least predictable F1 move this year.
I'm happy Leclerc has got the Ferrari drive, and I'm happy Kimi is staying in F1.

But.... I'm wondering if Ferrari have shot themselves in the foot with this move.
Kimi knew his place in the team, whereas Leclerc is young, hungry and talented. He wants to win!
It's been said a few times this year the Kimi has upped his game. But is that really true or have there been times when Vettel has been below his best?
Next year we will find out. Once Leclerc is up to speed with the Ferrari (which may take a few races) he will be pushing Vettel.
And how will Vettel handle this? Will he crack in the same way he did when Ricciardo joined him at Red Bull?
It won't be too far into the season before Leclerc will be in a position to start taking points off Vettel. When that happens will team orders come into play? If not that is going to leave Vettel very vulnerable. Him and Kimi was a very stable relationship. Vettel and Leclerc won't be. I think we're going to see fireworks at Ferrari.
A couple of reasons why Leclerc will be good for the team. With a young driver like Leclerc, Ferrari can surely mould him well enough and win races. Vettel will not last forever, so they may have already a WC or future WC in their team. If Vettel keeps making mistakes as he's done in the past, they may favour him over Vettel.

Kimi will obviously welcome a new challenge going back to Sauber. Though I wanted him to leave F1, I also accept his presence in F1 for another 2 years. With both experience and talent, may help Sauber move forward IMO. :)

Re: F1, 2018

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:25 pm
by Gandalf
Noni wrote:
Gandalf wrote:
I'm happy Leclerc has got the Ferrari drive, and I'm happy Kimi is staying in F1.

But.... I'm wondering if Ferrari have shot themselves in the foot with this move.
Kimi knew his place in the team, whereas Leclerc is young, hungry and talented. He wants to win!
It's been said a few times this year the Kimi has upped his game. But is that really true or have there been times when Vettel has been below his best?
Next year we will find out. Once Leclerc is up to speed with the Ferrari (which may take a few races) he will be pushing Vettel.
And how will Vettel handle this? Will he crack in the same way he did when Ricciardo joined him at Red Bull?
It won't be too far into the season before Leclerc will be in a position to start taking points off Vettel. When that happens will team orders come into play? If not that is going to leave Vettel very vulnerable. Him and Kimi was a very stable relationship. Vettel and Leclerc won't be. I think we're going to see fireworks at Ferrari.
A couple of reasons why Leclerc will be good for the team. With a young driver like Leclerc, Ferrari can surely mould him well enough and win races. Vettel will not last forever, so they may have already a WC or future WC in their team. If Vettel keeps making mistakes as he's done in the past, they may favour him over Vettel.

Kimi will obviously welcome a new challenge going back to Sauber. Though I wanted him to leave F1, I also accept his presence in F1 for another 2 years. With both experience and talent, may help Sauber move forward IMO. :)
And not forgetting this will give Ferrari a better shot at the Constructors title. That could be important if they lose their pocket money just for being Ferrari.

Re: F1, 2018

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:08 pm
by Neville Bartos
I think Ferrari are getting annoyed with Vettel.
He made it easy for Mercedes at the end of last season, and despite having a quicker car on the majority of tracks this year he's being inconsistent enough to hand Mercedes the advantage again.
Leclerc's a good bet. He's not a big name so that doesn't put pressure on Vettel straight away, like signing Ricciardo would have.
But if he turns out to be consistent and quick he might well turn out to be a better title bet than Vettel.
That said, if I were in charge at Ferrari I'd have taken Ricciardo in a flash.

Re: F1, 2018

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:46 pm
by Neville Bartos
Vettel showing his vulnerabilities in qualifying today. Not only failing to nab pole, but managing to come in behind Verstappen, so he's not even on the front row.
Hamilton's lap was a bit special though.
It will be interesting to see what strategy Ferrari come up with. If Vettel gets stuck behind Verstappen and Hamilton sails off into the distance, that could pretty much be it for the season.

Re: F1, 2018

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:28 pm
by mkhammer
Neville Bartos wrote:Vettel showing his vulnerabilities in qualifying today. Not only failing to nab pole, but managing to come in behind Verstappen, so he's not even on the front row.
Hamilton's lap was a bit special though.
It will be interesting to see what strategy Ferrari come up with. If Vettel gets stuck behind Verstappen and Hamilton sails off into the distance, that could pretty much be it for the season.
Vettel just keeps giving............"It's all right we have the quicker car"....and still gets beat
half a second by Lewis..... :lol:

Always thought if they all took turns in the same car,Lewis would be that half a second quicker,
(Verstappen runs him close on pure speed) but think it might be more now,which is crazy,just shows
how good Lewis is.
If they swapped drivers Ferrari would be world champs this year.....easily...

Re: F1, 2018

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:36 pm
by Noni
mkhammer wrote:
Neville Bartos wrote:Vettel showing his vulnerabilities in qualifying today. Not only failing to nab pole, but managing to come in behind Verstappen, so he's not even on the front row.
Hamilton's lap was a bit special though.
It will be interesting to see what strategy Ferrari come up with. If Vettel gets stuck behind Verstappen and Hamilton sails off into the distance, that could pretty much be it for the season.
Vettel just keeps giving............"It's all right we have the quicker car"....and still gets beat
half a second by Lewis..... :lol:

Always thought if they all took turns in the same car,Lewis would be that half a second quicker,
(Verstappen runs him close on pure speed) but think it might be more now,which is crazy,just shows
how good Lewis is.
If they swapped drivers Ferrari would be world champs this year.....easily...
This circuit is a high downforce track which suites the Red Bull cars. I'm hoping that Hamilton stays out of trouble with Vettel and Verstappen colliding :D :lol:

Great pole by Hamilton. He is definitely the Senna of poles, regardless of the circuit and car he drives.