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June 18, 2014 2:00 PM

F1 » Sutil, Sauber out to build on Canadian performance

I don't rate Guttierez very highly, in fact I think he was the 2nd worst driver on the grid last year after Chilton and only a slight uptick in form plus a bag of cash from Mexico saved his seat but that being said I still agree that's not the worst of their problems this year. Clearly the money situation hasn't allowed them to build a decent car this year and the question has to be asked how long can they keep on going running on fumes. The notion that they went better in Canada is BS, Sutil narrowly escaped being outqualified by both Marussias and in the race after the usual suspects from Marrussia, Caterham and this year Lotus retired they were in a league of their a league of their own way behind all the runners who actually did have a semblance of a chance for points that is. I do hope they can score a few points and get 9th, but with all their sponsors seemingly coming from the race and test drivers right now the future looks bleak.


June 10, 2014 1:22 AM

F1 » Vote for your driver of the day in the Canadian GP

Actually several drivers put in good performances with a few minor caveats, like Rosberg nursing his car home for valuable points in 2nd, Hulk scoring nicely again albeit driving much of the race behind his teammate and getting beaten by Button at the end, Massa did a bunch of things right before he threw it all away, Vergne had a good race, the Sauber drivers did ok with their horrible car...Some really good skill shown almost all around, with the exception of Kimi and Kvyat who had tough races and most notably Chilton. Crashing out your teammate then blaming him for the incident...a very poor showing indeed. It will probably end up being the best race of the year, although I hope we get a few more good ones like this one of course.


June 10, 2014 1:12 AM
Last Edited 193 days ago

F1 » Vote for your driver of the day in the Canadian GP

Voted for Perez, he did particularly well in his first stint making up a few places and staying just out of Hulk's reach on the aging softs. I feel the crash was not his mistake, but more a result of nursing a problem with his car on the one hand and a frustrated Massa on the other. In the past he's blamed some incidents that were his doing on someone else which I hate but you have to view every incident seperately and this was a tough break for him after a well driven race. Ricciardo also had a good race but in the first stint he was noteably slower than Vettel and he was kind of lucky to catch up to that group cause Vettel couldn't pass the Merc engined Hulk. Then somehow he got in front of Seb at the pitstops...Same goes for Seb himself except vice versa. Button optimised a bad situation as is his speciality but I can't help but feel that the McLaren being so slow in the first place is partly his responsibility as well.


June 10, 2014 12:13 PM
Last Edited 198 days ago

F1 » Massa insists win was possible

JJJ: ...
Triple J (.....).
Massa said that because it was his call to come in, the team actually said over the radio 'we're trying to finish the race on these tyres'...however they never made the whole situation clear to Massa or simply said 'Rosberg and Perez are holding up the field behind you, manage these tyres to the end and you'll win this race'. The team at that point were aware of the unusual circumstances with the Mercs, they saw FI made the one stop work tyre wise (yes that car is a little better on tyres but still) and they knew that if they did stop Massa it would have him end up right behind his teammate in traffic. They simply gave away track position there while as it turned out a 'stay out, stay out' would almost definitely have won them the race with Rosberg and Perez holding up the bulls. I feel that's a chance they should have taken but even worse is pitting and then not tell Bottas to move over.


June 10, 2014 11:07 AM

F1 » Massa insists win was possible

Well they could have won for sure, but then they botched the first stop, made an unnecessary 2nd stop while in the lead on tyres that according to Pirelli could run from Montreal to Vancouver, then they wasted the best part of Felipe's new tyres by stupidly not moving Bottas out of the way despite a real chance of winning the race and after all that still not all was lost but Massa showed why he's not among the best of the best in F1. I also find it strange that Massa wasn't been made aware the Mercs were out/bunching up the field behind him and he had a shot at winning. Wonder if he'd made the 2nd stop if they'd told him 'If you manage these tyres till the end of the race we have a real shot at winning here'. Just a poor team effort once again. Massa can hope but we know it's unlikely both Mercs will run into trouble on a track that suits williams this well again this year. Not many are granted multiple shots at getting it right in F1


June 09, 2014 5:28 PM
Last Edited 199 days ago

F1 » Smedley unhappy with Force India

TomS: End...a jessy.
Exactly this. And if I may add, Massa should have just finished the race on the medium tyres and not make a 2nd pit stop to drop him right behind his teammate. The rest were stuck behind Rosberg for so long that he would probably just have won the race easily even with old tyres. Yes he could have ended up a sitting duck if the others could have cleared Rosberg but you're in with a chance to win, you got Bottas there in the midpack...take a chance to win a race FFS. Furthermore when they decided to pit anyway and he returned on track right behind Bottas with by far the freshest tyres out there it was rediculous not to move Bottas out of the way as catching up quickly on the new tyres was Felipe's legitimate chance to win. Instead it took him several laps and the best of those tyres to overtake on track when Bottas made the move to overtake at the chicane and overshot it. That's 2 bad mistakes by Smedley. I don't rate him highly at all.


June 08, 2014 9:34 PM

F1 » Canadian Grand Prix – Race results

beastinblack: Will be interesting to see what went on with those mercs. Seems strange that both cars went wrong at the same time. Great drive by Rosberg.
It's almost weird how 'everyone' has this thought that Hamilton might be a bit faster but Rosberg is more consistent and finishes every race while Hamilton is prone to retirements and you take a step back and think...'but why exactly would it be the case again this year if the car as they are so far in front there shouldn't be issues with other cars and such...' And then somehow it happens again.


June 08, 2014 1:02 PM

F1 » Smedley praises ‘monumental’ Vettel

Yeah weird comment considering the tiny difference between Vet-Bot-Mas-Ric. Kind of a shame it's not Massa in P3 though, cause he's had some lightning starts again this year. From P3 there would have been a good chance he'd have overtaken 1 or even both of the Mercs in the first sequence of corners (yes it's a short run but going into turn one you can still pass on the inside or outside). Now the Mercs will probably be off again from the get go, for better and for worse.


June 07, 2014 9:07 PM

F1 » Canadian Grand Prix - Qualifying results

beetljuice23: Once again fantastic qualys from Vergne...
I definitely noticed and also picked him once again on a little head-to-head bet vs Kvyat in the race (jinx). He's actually getting worse odds on bet sites as well...even for this race where he comfortably beat Ricciardo last year and got a 6th place. Just amazing what media hype can do sometimes, for better and for worse. When a new young guy comes in and doesn't get completely thrashed by a more experienced teammate he's immediately hyped like crazy. I mean what is the expectation cannot run circles around another decent driver in the same car on the account of some experience. First let's wait and see if he can actually BEAT Vergne over a whole year cause at the moment he's still usually a bit slower. Ah well...


June 07, 2014 9:18 PM

F1 » Sutil hopes Magnussen learns from incident

The Sauber is pretty terrible this year isn't it...And then one driver who is overweight and one who is out of his depth in F1 doesn't help either. Kinda sad for Peter Sauber, team deserves much better (although maybe in the past they shoud have taken a bit more risk and not have been so happy to be the Ferrari B-team for a good amount of years there, they might have been able to make the final step to being a race winning team).

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