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Re: Ricciardo masterstroke
SydneyF1Fan 09 June, 2019 04:58
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Ricciardo ahead of both Red Bulls! Congrats.

Unlucky for Max, but Gasly will have some explaining to do!

Helmut was already blaming Gasly for stuffing up Max's qual sim run, then he falls to deliver when the pressure is on in Q3!

Dan benefitted from Max and Bottas, but good to see the Renault starting to gain pace and Dan becoming more confident with the set up.

Now we just need Williams to up their game!



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Re: Ricciardo masterstroke
phatjack 09 June, 2019 16:41
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Anderis
Ricciardo ahead of both Red Bulls! Congrats.

Whitey would have responded stick that in your hookah pipe and smoke it. (Sm8)

Which reminds me where's our Iranian friend, he's gone silent?



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Re: Ricciardo masterstroke
Mehryar 09 June, 2019 20:05
Nah reading it like always...He's still getting beaten by Max, stupid decision!
Poor guy had no choice though!



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Re: Ricciardo masterstroke
Gunk 09 June, 2019 22:29
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Anderis
Ricciardo ahead of both Red Bulls! Congrats.

Whitey would have responded stick that in your hookah pipe and smoke it. (Sm8)

Which reminds me where's our Iranian friend, he's gone silent?

Well, Ric has now outqualified Hulk in 6 out of 7 races.

Re: Ricciardo masterstroke
SehnKhan 09 June, 2019 23:30
A good weekend overall for Renault. I hate team orders in the sport, but I'll spare criticism as I've not yet watched the race, just read reports.

P4 in qualifying though was excellent, and Ricciardo's Monaco qualifying lap was also something special. He's now starting to put that Renault in places on the grid it probably doesn't deserve to be, but the consistent race pace has a way off yet for Renault.

Masterstroke it is not, but the building blocks are there. They're just scattered all over at the moment, and I think a two year plan is ambitious by Renault to compete with the current "Big 3".

Re: Ricciardo masterstroke
Gunk 10 June, 2019 09:17
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A good weekend overall for Renault. I hate team orders in the sport, but I'll spare criticism as I've not yet watched the race, just read reports.
P4 in qualifying though was excellent, and Ricciardo's Monaco qualifying lap was also something special. He's now starting to put that Renault in places on the grid it probably doesn't deserve to be, but the consistent race pace has a way off yet for Renault.

Masterstroke it is not, but the building blocks are there. They're just scattered all over at the moment, and I think a two year plan is ambitious by Renault to compete with the current "Big 3".

Encouraging, certainly. A couple of caveats though.

McLaren were particularly unlucky with their issues. Haas had a rubbish weekend. And RBR has Gasly. (Ricciardo left a big hole at RBR.) That said, it's great to see them recover from such a shambolic start.

The team in trouble now appears to be Alfa, who can't get their car working at all.

Re: Ricciardo masterstroke
AlanJones 10 June, 2019 22:58
Starting 4th and finishing 6th. It would be a proper result for Ricciardo if only Hulk wasn't told to back off and stay behind Ricciardo.
What a farce that was. Solid result for Renno. But painful to the ozman.




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Re: Ricciardo masterstroke
SehnKhan 11 June, 2019 03:40
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Gunk
Encouraging, certainly. A couple of caveats though.
McLaren were particularly unlucky with their issues. Haas had a rubbish weekend. And RBR has Gasly. (Ricciardo left a big hole at RBR.) That said, it's great to see them recover from such a shambolic start.

The team in trouble now appears to be Alfa, who can't get their car working at all.

Yep, I'd agree with those caveats. Sometimes luck (in this case, good luck for Renault, bad luck for some competitors) has a strong hand to deal.

And yeah, Alfa seem all at sea at the moment. A shame, because their improvement last year was quite a story to watch.

Re: Ricciardo masterstroke
SydneyF1Fan 11 June, 2019 03:41
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AlanJones
Starting 4th and finishing 6th. It would be a proper result for Ricciardo if only Hulk wasn't told to back off and stay behind Ricciardo.
What a farce that was. Solid result for Renno. But painful to the ozman.

I'm not a fan of team orders either, but understandable that Renault would want to bag some team points after such a lukewarm start to the season.

Also, Renault probably would have needed team orders for them to switch places too, based on Dan's feisty (albeit ultimately futile) defence of Bottas beforehand, which killed his tyres. (It was fun watching Dan mess with Bottas' head again though!)

Dan probably only needed to hold off Nico for a few more laps before Nico's tyres went off too, so a high risk of loss of solid team points to let them fight, plus unnecessary wear on fragile engines.

Gasly still has some explaining to do. Could Kvyat get yet another chance in the "A" team?

Interesting that Max said he would have ended 5th even if he'd started 3rd. He certainly drove the wheels off the RBR, but was still only just on the lead lap. The top speed of the RBR around 1kph higher than the Renault but still 2kph off the Mercs/Ferrari's and can't match the lap times either. So from that perspective, not so much of a missed opportunity by Dan at this stage while his bank account tops up handsomely with Renault Euros. If he can keep up his quali performances and put up some good fights in the top 8, he should keep his stocks high in the market.



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Re: Ricciardo masterstroke
Gunk 11 June, 2019 13:39
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Gasly still has some explaining to do. Could Kvyat get yet another chance in the "A" team?


So many chances. Funny really.

It will be interesting. I think too early to risk Albon. And Gasly is usually solid in races.

However, if he is plain slow, why demote him even to STR? I wonder if they might take Ocon minus his Merc contract. Can't see Merc replacing Bottas right now.

Re: Ricciardo masterstroke
Anderis 11 June, 2019 16:59
They should replace Gasly with Kvyat and then relegate Kvyat back to STR so that Verstappen wins another race.

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