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by Snap Matt
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Formula 1
Topic: Japanese GP
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Japanese GP

I don't really buy Vettel quoting the line about not going for a gap meaning you're no longer a racing driver as a valid defence of his move on Verstappen yesterday. While he made that move work several times on second tier cars later in the race, it just wasn't going to happen against one of the to...
by Snap Matt
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Formula 1
Topic: Rumour: Kimi signs new two year Ferrari deal
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Rumour: Kimi signs new two year Ferrari deal

I was just looking at one of the driver rating pieces today that pointed out how invisible Raikkonen has been for the last couple of weekends. It crossed my mind that it was just as well he is retiring in that case; and then I remembered he is carrying on. Is he going to adopt the Marcus Ericsson ro...
by Snap Matt
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Formula 1
Topic: Proposed change to qualifying
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Proposed change to qualifying

I read the headline and was initially worried it was another pointless change, maybe a return to the awful one-lap system or something. Instead, the idea of moving to a four session qualifying format could be quite a good idea. Dropping four cars each session, down to a final eight competing for pol...
by Snap Matt
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Formula 1
Topic: Drivers Faux regrets over benefiting from team orders
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Drivers Faux regrets over benefiting from team orders

You actually think that refusing them on track would be a realistic option? The swap of positions looked clumsy enough as it was. The only time to decline them is before the race. As Hamilton said in the interviews afterwards, he can see that they can't risk giving away points until the title is dec...
by Snap Matt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Formula 1
Topic: Rumour: Kimi signs new two year Ferrari deal
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Rumour: Kimi signs new two year Ferrari deal

Snap Matt wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:05 pm
Maybe Stoffel's departure from McLaren is to make space for Kimi's return?

In reality, I am sure it's a more recent ex-McLaren driver that will be taking that seat.
Erm, I mean I bet they want to give the implausibly named Lando Norris a race seat.
by Snap Matt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Formula 1
Topic: Rumour: Kimi signs new two year Ferrari deal
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Rumour: Kimi signs new two year Ferrari deal

Maybe Stoffel's departure from McLaren is to make space for Kimi's return?

In reality, I am sure it's a more recent ex-McLaren driver that will be taking that seat.
by Snap Matt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Formula 1
Topic: Alonso vs Red Bull
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Alonso vs Red Bull

Yeah, Alonso just stirring shit up now he knows he's leaving! I am not sure that represents much of a change in his behaviour. There was an amusing take from Alonso this weekend saying that he is the only driver in F1 to have won anything so far this year since he won Le Mans - as the WDC has not b...
by Snap Matt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Formula 1
Topic: Rumour: Kimi signs new two year Ferrari deal
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Rumour: Kimi signs new two year Ferrari deal

The story today is that Leclerc is back to being the preferred choice. Maybe that was what Vettel wanted to talk about after qualifying...
by Snap Matt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Formula 1
Topic: Monza
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Monza

I didn't think Monza could top the qualifying session - the top three all improving with each run, breaking a fourteen year record every lap (I suppose that record will change annually for the next few years at least now). The gaps at the top and throughout the field were tiny. The race was about as...
by Snap Matt
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Formula 1
Topic: Alonso vs Red Bull
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Alonso vs Red Bull

Alonso has supposedly asked for an apology from Red Bull after they denied offering him a drive for 2019. Marko has been quoted saying "We were negotiating with him in 2007 or 2008. His demands were very tedious back then." Horner also said "We had an inquiry from Flavio Briatore and from Liberty Me...