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10 Jun 2019 10:26:25
Well Ed. the penalty decision certainly made the ending brilliant TV. you have to love a Vettel spat.

I can totally understand why people argue it is a harsh penalty and he could do nothing else, however, you have to - like the stewards do - consider from the other drivers perspective, he made a mistake and cut a corner and effectively intentionally or unintentionally blocked the other driver who would of otherwise certainly been passed. Whether he could "do nothing" is irrelevant in my book as he made the fundamental error in the first place and by blocking kept his place, that's what's penalised.

Yes it tainted the afternoon but it's all come from a vettel mistake. Again!

It was however very good TV!

Triangle

{Ed001's Note - I didn't think it was that harsh, it was the mildest penalty they have for the offence and the stewards would have known by the telemetry whether Vettel had tried to avoid doing that or not. Clearly they felt he made no attempt to avoid the block and gave him the penalty that gave him a chance to make a race of it.}


1.) 10 Jun 2019 10:42:49
Yeh I’d agree with that.

I thought Vettel’s comments about those sort of decisions drive fans away was misplaced - actually controversy makes for great entertainment and media hysteria, if anything the race was boring without it.

{Ed001's Note - spot on mate. The race was dire and this was hyped up to give it interest.}


 

 

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?

Triangle

{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.}


 

 

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.

Triangle

{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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10 Jun 2019 10:42:49
Yeh I’d agree with that.

I thought Vettel’s comments about those sort of decisions drive fans away was misplaced - actually controversy makes for great entertainment and media hysteria, if anything the race was boring without it.

Triangle

{Ed001's Note - spot on mate. The race was dire and this was hyped up to give it interest.}


 

 

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13 May 2019 17:17:54
You are probably right Ed, what a shame as LEC is clearly talented.

What I think is good to see is McLaren seemingly showing signs of recovery with Norris showing well, bar the mistake at the weekend, but he is a rookie so you can let him off perhaps.

You have to wonder why Russell was placed in Williams though? Seems rather pointless and potentially career damaging.

Triangle

{Ed001's Note - I am glad to see McLaren doing well. I like the look of their cars. Norris is doing well as Sainz is a decent driver and he is comparing well with him.

Williams really need to bite the bullet and hand over from Clare Williams. She just doesn't seem to have it. I don't know why as she seems highly intelligent and must know the industry from all the years growing up in it. Some people just aren't suited though.}


 

 

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13 May 2019 13:48:00
Nice article Ed.

There was a piece on BBC I think from an anonymous engineer stating Ferrari had gone the wrong route with their front wing and aero package and it was potentially a dead end in terms of development.

Unfortunate that it appears true and a big team like Ferrari can get it so wrong and effectively ruin the season in terms of teams fighting for tittle.

I would of liked to of seen LEC v HAM title battle

Maybe next year!

Triangle

{Ed001's Note - they have seen the success of the 'secret footballer' and jumped on it. Interesting stuff though. I wonder if it is correct because it seems a bit early for that to be the problem? Seems like they just have it wrong from the start.

Leclerc was not going to be allowed to fight Hamilton, Ferrari threw their weight behind Vettel and they were not going to change that.}


 

 

 

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