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01 Apr 2019 18:55:25
No talking point Ed01? Really do enjoy them but I guess you've got your hands full. Cheers mate.

{Ed001's Note - oh sorry mate, I didn't realise anyone read them. I will put something together from now on. Hopefully it will be up over night but if not it will defo be done for tomorrow.}

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01 Apr 2019 22:38:13
Thanks mate. Just saw it and your point on Vettel and Bottas was bang on. Very much like last year's performance from them. Appreciate it.

{Ed001's Note - it is odd as Bottas was so dominant last time out and close to Hamilton in qualifying. He gets ahead of him, then rolls over meekly and gives it all away like last season. And Vettel has lost his edge. Both of them should be in lesser teams really, they do not deserve their spots in the top teams.}

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01 Apr 2019 23:38:39
Thanks for making these ed. Enjoyed them last season was a shame when they stopped!

{Ed001's Note - I never knew they were getting read so I stopped. Now I know I will make sure to do these after each race. I nearly did one before the season, I wish I had now.}

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02 Apr 2019 07:19:55
Are you kidding Ed mate? I rush in here after every gp to get some more perspective to individual performance and it doesn't disappoint at all. Always appreciate them to be honest. Just wonder how you get the time to do all these stuffs though but hey well done. Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, time is tough to find, but you just have to find it somewhere!}

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25 Mar 2019 13:50:57
Typical, McLaren get rid of Honda, and they come good.


{Ed001's Note - I did say it would happen mate. You never take Alonso's advice! He has always got it wrong when he had the chance to make a decision on team matters. The moment he started pushing for a move away from Honda should have been the moment McLaren decided to stick with them. Instead they appeased Alonso and it all went wrong.}

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20 Nov 2018 11:21:46
Interesting 4 articles on the career/ choices of Alonso on BBC.

I find the split between opinions on Hamilton Vs Alonso interesting, for me I used to side with the old argument Alonso was better all round but Hamilton was quickest, but last few years has shown for me Hamilton has matured into one of the best F1 drivers there has been. I can understand people not liking the guy off the track and his persona- totally understandable - but ability wise there can be no real logical argument.

Verstappen is the next one with potential to be that good, he just needs to curb the petulance, but both Ham and Alonso had this at an early age.

Thoughts Ed/ Anyone?

{Ed001's Note - Hamilton is much better overall, part of the game is not making mistakes with team choices or forcing teams to swap engine supplier to one that is no better. Alonso has made wrong career choice after wrong career choice. Oh and his petulant whining about things, when he was at fault for the choices that left him there, are tiresome.}

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12 Nov 2018 13:18:29
Morning Ed,
Love to hear your views on the Ocon - Verstappen incident?

I view it less black and white than most it seems, If it was two cars racing for position it would not of been a 10 second penalty, so I fail to see why its different in this scenario. Ocon was clearly faster at that point so why bother racing him? silly.

The whole blue flag system annoys me anyway, If they are that much faster than a lapped car then it shouldn't be difficult to get past.

{Ed001's Note - I am with you, I thought Verstappen made a silly error getting tangled up with him when he was pulling away from Hamilton easily anyway. Should have just let him unlap himself, so that Ocon could chase some points.

I also hate the blue flags, it was so much more exciting when the backmarkers had to be properly overtaken in a race.}

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11 Oct 2018 05:58:27
I see Flavio Briatore is trying to take the credit for convincing Benetton to take on Michael Schumacher as no one else believed in the then-youngster. Utter crock of ****. He never believed in Schumacher either but Mercedes paid him and Benetton to take Schumacher, as they had done previously at Jordan. They wanted to get him a more competitive car from the start but knew he needed to prove himself, so they paid Jordan to use him. Once he had done well there for a couple of races they were able to persuade Benetton and Briatore to take him. It was not Briatore that did it, it was Schumacher's performances that convinced them to take a chance on Schumacher and Mercedes' funding.}

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12 Oct 2018 23:02:30
Hasn't Flavio been known to contradict himself a lot? Or is that the another former Ferrari guy?

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01 Oct 2018 01:09:50
Pls would you by any chance make a review of the Russian prix? Looking forward to it really as it felt quite weird.

{Ed001's Note - a review? I did a talking points article like I always do, though for some reason the autolink never generated: Russia Talking Points

Is that what you are asking for?}

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22 Sep 2018 01:36:14
Anyone know anything about this Lando Norris kid that will be driving for McLaren next year? 18 years old and being hailed as a super star.
The reason I ask is because Mc:Laren did this with Perez, Magnussen and Vandoorne and they have talent, but it's not like they've gone on to light up the racing scene.

{Ed001's Note - I just wonder if he ever gets called Chuck or Calrissian with that name? He is highly rated, but, at that age it is difficult to know if they really are that good or not.}

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Sporting Villains Part 1: Spain's Paralympic Basketball Team 2000

20 Sep 2018 16:22:28
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Sporting Villains Part 1: Spain's Paralympic Basketball Team 2000

Possibly, probably even, the biggest sporting scandal of all time begins our new Sporting Villains series.

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16 Sep 2018 17:14:05
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Singapore Talking Points

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10 Sep 2018 12:40:43
Ed01 if you are about, I've got three questions for you.
1. Just how important do you think Lewis Hamilton is to Mecedez? I mean, Ferrari seems the fastest and perhaps strongest on the grid but Mecedez is top of the standing.
2. Do you share in the thought that Vettel has been wasteful with his opportunities ths season? One mistake or the other! Is it a case of concentration or not being up to scratch? Kind of like Kimi more.
3. Do you see a possibility of LH joining ferrari in the future? I mean Kimi won't be around forever. Would be nice to see both battle it with same cars. Just my ignorant thought.
For the records though, I just picked interest in the sport not long ago so don't know much of it. Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - 1. He is the only reason they are top, without him they would be chasing Ferrari. That is why they have worked so hard to keep him.

2. He is just having a bad year. Trying too hard in my opinion as he is desperate to beat Hamilton and knows he is running out of time to do so.

3. That would be nice, or at least if the cars were just equally matched but suited to different circuits etc. However it is very unlikely to happen.}

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10 Sep 2018 14:38:11
Great insight! I appreciate it

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate and good to have you on the site.}

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02 Sep 2018 21:37:57
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Italy Talking Points

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03 Sep 2018 15:53:49
Thanks Ed01. Always insightful and glad to see my man do it in Monza. Really enjoyed it

{Ed001's Note - really good race, this season has been very good so far.}

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27 Aug 2018 11:10:40
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Belgium Talking Points

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27 Aug 2018 17:51:30
Did Hulkenberg fall asleep at the wheel on the first corner? That really was an amateur error from him. It's the sort of thing you see in the F1 video game in online lobbies.

{Ed001's Note - I think he got hit from behind didn't he? Or am I getting mixed up, as there were so many crashing it got a bit confused!}

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29 Aug 2018 21:22:54
Hulkenburg forgot to break, shunted Alonso in the rear and sent him over the top of a Sauber lol. Halo saved the Sauber drivers life though! As the car would have crushed his head otherwise.

{Ed001's Note - oh ok I thought he was one of the ones who get whacked from behind. Wasn't one of the cars suffering a brake by wire problem which was the cause of one of the crashes? If so, was it him? Or did he genuinely just brake way too late?}

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29 Aug 2018 22:56:06
He said he was at fault when interviewed at the end, but it could well have been a brake problem.

{Ed001's Note - ah no if he said he was at fault he will have been.}

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14 Aug 2018 20:08:25
Alonso has announced he will retire at the end of the season. Shame, he was a fun driver to watch.

{Ed001's Note - he was always likely to leave F1, but you are right it is a shame, he still had a couple of years left in him.}

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14 Aug 2018 20:25:56
Indy next for him then? Get that triple crown that he's so desperate to achieve.

{Ed001's Note - looks that way. I wouldn't bet against him doing it.}

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14 Aug 2018 20:29:17
Of course not, he's an awesome driver and certainly has the mentalty to do it.

{Ed001's Note - the problem with him is that he almost gives up when things are not going his way. When they are he is one of the best, when they aren't he gets all sulky and whiny. }

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14 Aug 2018 20:37:36
"AHHHH! This F***ing GP2 engine!"

Oh he certainly sulked when it came to Honda xD But it was hilarious to watch.
Him and Kimi are the best on the radios. Seriously!

{Ed001's Note - that is probably what I will miss most. Can't see Kimi lasting much longer either, sadly.}

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18 Aug 2018 17:02:51
So Sainz is the replacement for Alonso next year. I think that's the kind of choice I'd have made to be honest. It's evident that McLaren won't be a top tier team next year yet again, so they shouldn't be wasting the time of top tier drivers.

Sad day indeed for McLaren.

{Ed001's Note - not sure I would have gone near Sainz though.}

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04 Aug 2018 13:41:34
Ricciardo to Renault? Eh. Wtf?! Lol.

{Ed001's Note - does seem an odd move. They are going backwards, you would think he would have looked at someone moving forwards.}

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04 Aug 2018 14:22:14
Agree Ed, especially with Kimi likely leaving Ferrari at the end of the season.

Perhaps he wants to be the #1 driver for his team and seeing the rise of Max, plus only 2nd driver choices for the likes of Ferrari, I guess Renalt is his next best option as a Works team?

{Ed001's Note - yeah but they are not exactly a well funded works team and their engine is looking likely to be the worst of the lot next season. I suppose it just shows how few options there are for a driver who wants to be challenging these days.}

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04 Aug 2018 14:41:56
We'll have to see I guess Ed, one of the Sky pundits was saying something about Hamilton taking a punt on Mercedes who were mid-pack at the time, comparing it to Ricciardo's move to Renault.
Not buying it myself, and it also doesn't look good for McLaren. =[

{Ed001's Note - yeah I can't see Renault doing what the Mercs did as they don't have the funding, engine or organisation behind them. McLaren made a huge error giving up on Honda too soon, they just needed to work with them.}

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04 Aug 2018 16:18:50
To be honest, I think Honda just had to go. They were so bad the last 3 years that it made McLaren look stupid. Being overtaken so easily by lesser teams and even new teams like Haas was just embarrassing.

I've never understood why McLaren don't make their own engines. They have a $250m budget for this season(according to F1 Today), and if Renault can make their own engines with $200m budget, then McLaren should be able to do it with $250m.

{Ed001's Note - McLaren were very difficult to work with was the problem, they would not compromise to work with Honda at all. That was the issue. Now they are with Toro Rosso, the two work together, they compromise on things to make the best platform for both teams. Like when Honda wanted to make a slight change to the size of the engine housing, Toro Rosso just adjusted to compensate. When they had worked with McLaren, they never got the same leeway, just got told the car had been made for X size and no changes would be made.

It could well see the same issues arise when they are in Red Bull next season though, as they are similarly unhelpful to engine suppliers, which is half the problem with the Renault.

I do agree, McLaren should build their own engines and do it properly. They could use those engines in their road cars as well, so it makes sense.}

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04 Aug 2018 16:44:06
Not only that Ed, they could supply other teams with the engines, assuming they're quality engines of course. Ferrari and Mercedes kind of have a monopoly on the engines at the minute, so it would be nice to see other teams bring their own engines and make a statement.

The rumours of Audi and Aston Martin joining the engines ranks in 2022 would be nice if that comes to fruition.

{Ed001's Note - it definitely needs more teams and engines to shake things up.}

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29 Jul 2018 17:18:09
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Hungary Talking Points

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23 Jul 2018 05:22:25
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Germany Talking Points

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14 Jul 2018 23:09:19
Ed001, I don't suppose you know much about the recent McLaren shake up?

{Ed001's Note - last I heard it was still ongoing. Something about committees making decisions slowing them down so they are trying to return to the days of a head honcho making decisions. Not sure who that will be, as Boullier has left and the other guy (whose name I forgot but I think it was Zak something) is wanting to retain oversight, rather than step in and do the day-to-day running of racing car division.

That is not a lot I know but it is all I know about it at the mo. If I get a chance I will have a look into it as I like McLaren so would like to know more.}

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16 Jul 2018 15:04:50
I know I'm more than likely making it sound much more simple than it is, but this all seemed to stem from the first time Ron Dennis relinquished control of the F1 team.

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08 Jul 2018 20:07:06
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Britain Talking Points

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01 Jul 2018 17:55:07
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Austria Talking Points

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24 Jun 2018 17:31:11
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: France Talking Points

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