nacho wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:59 pm
Why does everyone think Bottas has done a bad job this year?
Agreed, i really dont get the Bottas hating. He's actually doing pretty fine, and quite frankly, he has impressed me more than Lewis this year, who to me has only been rather disappointing and seems 'distracted'.
I still wonder whether there's not a possibility that Lewis actually will end up with Ferrari next year alongside Vettel or DannyRic even (that would signify a Vettel retirement or crazy enough, perhaps a transfer from Seb to Mercedes).
as for Mercedes, it's going to be either Ricciardo or Ocon if Lewis leaves, and i'm expecting Danny before Esteban.
i'm still going to have to sit out some more races to see Gasly's results, but at the moment, i'm thinking he wouldn't get to replace DannyRic, but Sainz would be called back. I think it would be very, very interesting at this moment to see how Sainz and Verstappen would weigh out against eachother. Sainz always has been blazingly fast and talented in my opinion, but @ Toro Rosso i've always felt Max had some sort of 'edge' on him, i wouldn't know what and where exactly though. I do feel however that Sainz has matured quite significantly and quite frankly, more than Max. I think Sainz would be a much bigger fish to fry for Max now than he has been before.
So that would be a battle i'd enjoy watching.
Nevertheless, ask me right today, and what would i like to see most of all?
Sainz at Ferrari alongside Ricciardo.
Vettel at Mercedes alongside Perez
Bottas at Mclaren with Ocon
Verstappen at RedBull with Gasly
Kubica at Renault alongside Stroll
Alonso and Raikkonen retiring. Actually, i would include Hamilton there too but i wonder what would happen with him at Ferrari, though some underbelly feeling makes me think he and Ferrari simply aren't a good fit, and i really wonder whether he's actually motivated for another stint. I'd really relish seeing Kubica try @ Renault.
that would mean a gigantic amount of openings of seats.
i think we could then see Sirotkin and Ericsson at Williams. Hartley and Matsushita @ Toro Rosso, Magnussen still at Haas, and LeClerc still at Alfa Romeo. Force India open seats.
so that would mean Romain Grosjean also retired.
quite a number of F1 retirements then; Raikkonen, Hamilton, Grosjean, Alonso, Hulkenberg.
Mick Schumacher as a test driver for Renault.