Rafael commented on the post, Why Gasly understands Honda's thirst for success with Red Bull 3 years, 10 months ago
Whether RBR-Honda gets it right or not, it was still for the best that McLaren parted ways with the Japanese manufacturer (and likewise for Honda).
McLaren may have exaggerated the strength of their chassis in […]
Rafael commented on the post, Why Arrivabene's departure from Ferrari plays into Liberty's hands 3 years, 10 months ago
Unfortunate for Arrivabene to end his tenure with Ferrari in such a manner.
Sergio Marchionne’s untimely passing likely left him with more work than he was ever meant/qualified to do under the role; practically […]
Or Seb finally admitting (and conforming to his critics) that his ability to mount a successful title campaign is heavily dependent on whether he has a significantly faster car than his rivals or not (like he did […]
Rafael commented on the post, Canopy could be solution to Halo's poor aesthetics – Wolff 3 years, 11 months ago
I’m fine with the Halo as it is. From an article I read somewhere, I do agree where it said that overtime the Halo’s design and construction would likely be more integrated (and pleasing to the eyes) without […]
Rafael commented on the post, Controversy reigns as Hamilton beats frustrated Vettel to Brazil pole 4 years ago
I get the impression that the FIA (and FOM, as well) are more lenient towards Hamilton because:
(a) He is Formula 1’s biggest draw at the moment, where he energizes not just the “true” motorsport fans but the […]
Rafael commented on the post, Vettel: Losing 2009 title was worse than 2018 defeat 4 years ago
I even considered Barrichello a bigger challenger to Button’s campaign than I did Seb, after the Brazilian gained momentum mid-season. Vettel was just too inexperienced and (more) error prone at the […]
Rafael commented on the post, Vettel: Ferrari removed four months of upgrades from car 4 years, 1 month ago
As I’ve mentioned in another forum, I would say that I have come to like Vettel again (and a lot more) since he moved to Ferrari in 2015. I really think (apart from 2016) his time in Maranello has really helped […]
Rafael commented on the post, Verstappen's qualifying superiority not down to "bigger balls" – Ricciardo 4 years, 1 month ago
I like Daniel’s personality, and I rate him highly as a racing driver (one of my favorites in this generation). How high however and where he places amongst this current grid’s top ranked drivers, I’m not so sure. […]
Rafael commented on the post, Mick Schumacher could go straight from F3 to F1 – Stroll 4 years, 1 month ago
If Stroll means that Schumacher Jr. can also pay for his way into F1, then for sure he can; given w/ the wealth Michael amassed during his career.
It might not be the best move however.
True you take your […]
Rafael commented on the post, Hamilton tells media to "show Vettel more respect" over mistakes 4 years, 1 month ago
No sincerity / sportsmanship here. Just another round of mind games from Lewis Hamilton.
In 2007, 2016 and 2017 he was basically egging the fans + media to turn on his key championship rivals during those […]
Rafael commented on the post, Honda engine was already "much better" in 2017 – Tost 4 years, 1 month ago
While I am one of those who attributed the lack of success of the revived McLaren-Honda project largely to Honda, it’s good to see the Japanese manufacturer coming good.
I still believe McLaren were right to […]
Rafael commented on the post, Horner: Vettel's 2012 comeback shows he can still beat Hamilton to title 4 years, 2 months ago
The 2012 Red Bull in 2012 was much faster than Ferrari’s challenger that year, but just a bit more fragile. Since the second half of the season, it was largely expected that Vettel would go on to win that year’s […]
Rafael commented on the post, Another burned bridge could drive Alonso to NASCAR 4 years, 2 months ago
As a Fernando Alonso fan, I will admit that Fernando hasn’t done himself any favors by failing to build/maintain relationships through channels other than his talent.
But I will say this: darn, is this piece […]
Rafael commented on the post, Mick Schumacher's F3 surge catches F1 teams' attention 4 years, 2 months ago
I pray that he reaches on merit and not due to his surname
100% agree. Nowadays its been more common for young (talented) drivers to be fast tracked into F1, just because they achieved some level of success in […]
If he were that good, then why were McLaren so eager to let him go in the first place?
I think Vandoorne is good, but certainly in his 2-years in Woking, he failed to fully apply himself. I don’t think anyone […]
Rafael commented on the post, Full extent of Wickens' spine injury may not be known for "months" 4 years, 2 months ago
I’ll probably get flak for saying this, but IndyCar should really think about re-designing oval circuits (even road courses) by introducing run-off areas between the circuit and the outside walls. Doing so would […]
Rafael commented on the post, Is Alonso now seeking a unique 'Triple Crown of Championships'? 4 years, 2 months ago
He and his co-pilots still have to outrace their sister car.
In 2014 and 2015 (even 2016), Mercedes F1 Team were basically their own category. During a period where the engine freeze barely allowed other […]
Rafael commented on the post, Verstappen still believes Bottas clash penalty was wrong 4 years, 3 months ago
Either this kid will end up with multiple world titles (if not at least one), or he’ll end up like Juan Pablo Montoya: lots of raw speed and talent, but ultimately held back by his cockiness and lack of […]
Can’t say I’m surprised by Vandoorne’s sacking: he may be close to Alonso on pace, but there’s no escaping the fact that he’s (so far) been unable to qualify ahead of the Spaniard and/or consistently match/beat […]
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