Talk F1 Member Posts

 

Triangle's Profile

Current Avatar:
No Avatar image uploaded
Correct Score Competition:

Not entered
Correct Score Competition
Flat Out Racing:

Not played Flat Out Racing


No Profile Picture uploaded

Team:


Where from:


Favourite player:


Best team moment:


Interests:


Timezone:




Triangle's Posts and Other Poster's Replies To Triangle's Posts

 

 

To Triangle's last 5 rumours posts

 

To Triangle's last 5 rumour replies

 

Triangle's rumours posts with other poster's replies to Triangle's rumours posts

 

19 Apr 2021 08:57:23
Morning ED,
I have a feeling this page will be a nice get away from the ESL drama today.

Another enjoyable race and although we saw a good fight back thorough the pack from Lewis I'm slightly disappointed we didn't get to see max / Lewis wheel to wheel racing in tricky conditions instead, would of been a spectacle, edge of your seat stuff.

Do you think Russell had a point after? Bottas shouldn't of jinked to put him off? I'm on the fence as a lot of racers would of done the same I'm sure but it was incredibly dangerous given the conditions.

Triangle

{Ed001's Note - I agree with you totally on the Hamilton/Verstappen thing. Though it was really the long pit stop which ended that and then he was trying too hard to make up the lost ground. Shame but it does increase the tension ahead of the next race.

I am torn on the Russell/Bottas battle. I can certainly see his point, Bottas does jink but there was still just enough space there. However, I don't get why it seems that Toto Wolff is heaping all the blame on Russell for trying an overtake there on the damp. Plenty of safe overtakes had taken place there, no one else jinked and put anybody on the grass though. So why is it Russell's fault for actually doing his job and racing? Surely the fault lies with Bottas for being so incredibly slow (and bad at his job) that he was in a position to be overtaken by a Williams? That is if anyone is to blame. Then to stick up the middle finger to Russell when he came over to speak to him is just being a dick for the sake of it. Personally, if I was Wolff or Williams, I would be disappointed in Russell if he had not tried to pass, it is what he is paid to do after all. The questions should all be asked of Bottas for being in a position to be overtaken and then jinking on the fastest part of the course. So yes, I do think Russell has a point, but, on balance, I think he has to accept he did make a mistake and panic because of who it was and believed Bottas was going to deliberately drive him off the road as they are rivals. Clearly not friendly rivals either.}


1.) 19 Apr 2021 20:41:05
I do think the war is all in Russell's head
Yes he's coming for that seat, but does he honestly think valtteri cares? He's in selfish mode as he's said before and is focusing on his own failings like being overtaken by a Williams, doesn't matter that it's Russell if it was latifi he'd be equally ashamed.


2.) 20 Apr 2021 10:53:30
I wouldn't blame Bottas, I don't think any driver would deliberately push another person off road out of spite. I think that last about Bottas driving differently if it was another driver is all in Russell's head.
What we certainly know is he did leave enough space, slight movement from Bottas hot Russell spooked and made a mistake.
What I'm wondering is would Hamilton or Verstappen or prime Alonso go for that overtake in those wet conditions? Would they have pulled out and waited for the next lap?
I think in the wet the risk far outweighed the reward.
Then again no matter what the condition Mercedes should not be battling Williams for 9th.

{Ed001's Note - the whole race was wet and every overtake happened there. I think the whole issue is Russell got spooked but he should 100% go for the pass or not bother racing.

What I most have a problem with is the guy running Mercedes telling a Williams driver that he should not overtake a Mercedes and the Williams driver saying 'yeah sorry boss my fault won't happen again'. Talk about massive conflict of interest.}


3.) 20 Apr 2021 10:53:30
I wouldn't blame Bottas, I don't think any driver would deliberately push another person off road out of spite. I think that last about Bottas driving differently if it was another driver is all in Russell's head.
What we certainly know is he did leave enough space, slight movement from Bottas hot Russell spooked and made a mistake.
What I'm wondering is would Hamilton or Verstappen or prime Alonso go for that overtake in those wet conditions? Would they have pulled out and waited for the next lap?
I think in the wet the risk far outweighed the reward.
Then again no matter what the condition Mercedes should not be battling Williams for 9th.

{Ed001's Note - the whole race was wet and every overtake happened there. I think the whole issue is Russell got spooked but he should 100% go for the pass or not bother racing.

What I most have a problem with is the guy running Mercedes telling a Williams driver that he should not overtake a Mercedes and the Williams driver saying 'yeah sorry boss my fault won't happen again'. Talk about massive conflict of interest.}


4.) 20 Apr 2021 12:16:22
I didn't know Russell apologised. Probably has to tow the line considering Toto is the one who decides his future with Mercedes.

{Ed001's Note - exactly. That shouldn't be happening as it means next time he will meekly follow even if there is an overtake there, rather than end up risking his career.}


5.) 20 Apr 2021 20:44:05
“If you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver. ”.

{Ed001's Note - exactly!}


6.) 20 Apr 2021 20:44:05
“If you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver. ”.

{Ed001's Note - exactly!}


 

 

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.}


 

 

 

Triangle has no Banter Posts

 

 

Triangle's rumour replies

 

Click To View This Thread

20 Jun 2021 17:02:06
Yeh some poor merc calls today.

Great drive by Norris and Max but I do question why he wasn’t penalised on open lap for missing turn 1 and not going through the mini chicane on re entry. felt a bit like we can’t do that it will ruin the race call from the FIA.

First entertaining France GP in a long time though. Qudos.

Triangle

 

 

Click To View This Thread

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.}


 

 

Click To View This Thread

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.}


 

 

Click To View This Thread

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.}


 

 

 

Triangle has no Banter Replies