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Title: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on March 16, 2019, 01:39:37 PM
Thai/English driver Alex Albon (Thai mother, English father but drives under the Thai flag) made his Formula 1 debut today. He qualified in 12th spot. He is only the second Thai driver in history to compete in Formula 1.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on March 16, 2019, 01:50:02 PM
And before anyone asks..... the first Thai driver was Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh (Thai: พีรพงศ์ภาณุเดช; RTGS: Phiraphong Phanudet; 15 July 1914 – 23 December 1985), better known as Prince Bira of Siam (now Thailand) or by his nom de course B. Bira. He was a member of the Thai royal family, racing driver, sailor, and pilot.

Birabongse raced in Formula One and Grand Prix races for the Maserati, Gordini, and Connaught teams. He was the only Southeast Asian driver to compete in Formula One until Malaysia's Alex Yoong joined Minardi in 2001. He also competed in sailing events at four Summer Olympic Games, and flew from London to Bangkok in his own twin-engine Miles Gemini aircraft in 1952.


Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on March 17, 2019, 06:35:19 AM
Thanks for that TW - most interesting.
Let's see how Albon gets on - k.o. 12 midday  :)
Come on Lewis . .
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Robert on March 17, 2019, 07:27:35 AM
Ok, I will react.....

Come on Max  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on March 17, 2019, 08:03:29 AM
One for the future, not this year though.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on March 18, 2019, 10:17:45 AM
Alex Albon stayed out of trouble and finished in a creditable 14th place in yesterday's GP. I think he is a good future prospect. Top ten finishes in the future should be his realistic target.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2018
Post by: Roger on March 18, 2019, 03:07:24 PM
I saw the first hour and wondered if Lewis H was going to have a bad day but he held on for 2nd place which is cracking - well done Bottas.

And well done Verstappen and young Albon. I heard 19 year Brit Lando Norris talking - he said, 'I swear a lot when I'm driving' - SO DO I - Norris did well finishing 12th.

Should be a good season . . .
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on April 13, 2019, 01:04:44 PM
Thai driver Alex Albon had a nasty crash during practice for the 1000th Formula 1 Grand Prix in China. His car was wrecked and he was unable to take part in qualifying. He was unhurt and will start in 20th position on the grid tomorrow.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on April 13, 2019, 02:29:02 PM
The starting line up looks familiar :-

1   Bottas      00:01:31.547
2   Hamilton      00:01:31.570    ;)
3   Vettel      00:01:31.848

Good that young Mr Albon is OK after that crash - I guess it is Songkran weekend . .
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on April 14, 2019, 02:49:21 PM
Thai driver Alex Albon fought from the back of the grid to grab a very respectable 10th place in today's Chinese Grand Prix.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on April 14, 2019, 04:17:02 PM
Hey TW - I was talking to my Bruv-in-law on the phone yesterday - I mentioned Alexander Albon to him and he apparently saw Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh in an F1 race years ago - (Max is 80 next month).

Well done Albon - noticed this comment on BBC - ''Driver of the day - F1's 1,000th race did not live up to expectations - the lead was never in question and Hamilton was supreme in leading Mercedes' third consecutive one-two at the start of this season. But this award goes to Albon, who drove superbly to take a point from a pit lane start, which will be a boost to his confidence that could have taken a knock after his practice crash''. (Methinks a crash in practice not a practice crash  ;)

And well done Lewis H - back to No. 1 place in the standings . . .
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on May 13, 2019, 08:59:20 AM
Another creditable performance from Thai driver Alex Albon when he finished 11th in the Spanish GP.

I would not be surprised if he is “bumped up” to Toro Rosso’s parent team Red Bull racing if he can consistently perform in the forthcoming events - could happen later this season, or more certainly for the start of next season.

Well done Alex!!

Despite being born in the UK and having a British father, Alex, of course, drives under the Thai flag. This is purely a marketing ploy to attract Asian fans and more relevantly South East Asian fans to the GP scene.

This scenario is further enhanced by the introduction of the Vietnamese GP next season. Watch out for a Thai GP within the next 5 years - The Chang Circuit already has Formula 1 accreditation and would be a huge success attendance wise. Last season’s Moto GP (motorbikes) at Buriram was voted the best of the season and attracted over 200 000 fans (including myself!!).

As a side note, if we include Alex as a British driver, there are 4 brits competing in this season’s series.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on May 13, 2019, 10:00:38 AM
Hamilton wins after being second on the grid ! Isn't that what Bottas did last time ? Five successive Mercedes one/two finishes now so I've decided against buying that Ferrari and have cancelled my order  ;)


Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on May 13, 2019, 10:58:06 AM
 I think Robert would love to see Max in a Mercedes.  Perhaps when Bottas's contract runs out (or Hamilton retires).
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on May 13, 2019, 11:00:31 AM
As would I!!
Max v Hamilton in the same car would be a real battle.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Robert on May 13, 2019, 11:49:53 AM
I think Robert would love to see Max in a Mercedes.  Perhaps when Bottas's contract runs out (or Hamilton retires).

 I can only agree with this idea.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on August 13, 2019, 07:31:43 AM
As I predicted earlier in the season thai driver Alex Albon has been promoted from Torro Rosso to parent team Red Bull Racing for the rest of the season. He replaces Pierre Gasli.

A just reward for stunning debut season performances.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Robert on August 13, 2019, 08:38:11 AM
Do you remember what happened with Max after he got promoted to RedBull? Albon now also has chance of winning a F1 GP. Gasly had a good car but IMHO sometimes to afraid to overtake. Looking forward to remainder of this F1 year.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on August 13, 2019, 09:21:24 AM
Can't wait for Max to join Hamilton at Mercedes Robert - that will be some battle.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on August 30, 2019, 04:03:44 PM
Alex Albon makes his debut in the Red Bull Racing team this weekend at Spa.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on September 02, 2019, 08:49:15 AM
Alex Albon recovered from a massive grid penalty to secure an excellent 5th place in yesterday’s Belgian GP.

A terrific debut in the Red Bull Racing team.

 A future World Champion in the making?
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on September 02, 2019, 09:04:44 AM
Thanks TW - well done Alexander Albon, Charles Leclerc and Lewis H.

A moving DT report on the race and the tragic death of young Anthoine Hubert.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/formula-1/2019/09/01/belgian-grand-prix-2019-f1-live-updates-spa-francorchamps-results/
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on September 02, 2019, 09:29:11 AM
So sad, and such a rare event in modern day racing due to great work by Jackie Stewart and others in improving the safety of drivers.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on September 03, 2019, 06:42:05 AM
TW - unwittingly I saw the accident on video - shocking to see. More comments from Jackie Stewart in this link - https://uk.yahoo.com/sports/news/hubert-death-wake-call-drivers-135945625.html
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on September 09, 2019, 08:30:08 AM
A battling 6th place for Alex Albon at Monza yesterday. 

Just imagine the future post Hamilton,  Le Clerc, Max and Albon battling for the Championship.

Ferrari must get rid of Vettel I'm afraid,  he is rapidly becoming a liability. 

Max in a Ferrari next season,  100%!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on September 09, 2019, 08:35:22 AM
Albon has of course,  no chance of challenging the Mecedes or Ferarris or indeed Max in the Red Bull,  hence 6th is probably the best we can expect from him in races this season.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on September 09, 2019, 10:29:23 AM
I should know how to spell Ferrari!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: rdrokit on September 10, 2019, 10:04:36 AM
Glad to see Ferrari finally win their home race.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on September 30, 2019, 08:54:43 AM
Following his 6th place in Singapore, Alex Albon battled from a pit lane start to a superb 5th place in yesterday’s Russian GP.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on October 13, 2019, 05:35:29 PM
Alex Albon raced to a superb 4th place in today's Japanese GP.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Robert on October 13, 2019, 07:09:28 PM
And thank you Leclerc for ruining my weekend.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on October 14, 2019, 09:35:04 AM
Hi TW yes 4th place for Albon and he's 8th in the season's rankings - since switching to Red Bull he's done brilliantly.
I see he has 64 points - more than Daniel Ricciardo !

Robert ?
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Robert on October 14, 2019, 12:10:13 PM
Hi Roger,

did you see the race? If yes I think I do not have to explain further. If you did not see the race just let me say that Leclerc got a 5 and 10 seconds penalty after the race. The 5 seconds penalty was for pushing Max of the track causing so much damage that Max had to abandon the race some laps later. The 10 seconds penalty was because after this accident Leclerc drove on with a damaged car. His mirror flew off and almost hit Lewis. So for me race was over after 10/15 seconds thanks to Leclerc.

Hope more clear now.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on October 15, 2019, 08:02:44 AM
OK Robert. Got it now. Thanks.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on November 04, 2019, 08:12:47 AM
After his fine 5th place finish in last week’s Mexican GP, Alex Albon recovered brilliantly from a first lap incident to claim another 5th place in the American GP. He is currently in 6th place in the driver’s championship 

 ….…. By the way, Lewis Hamilton claimed his 6th Driver’s Championship this weekend. Well done Lewis !!
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Robert on November 04, 2019, 10:42:34 AM
....and by the way Max Verstappen was third and could have been second if there had not been a yellow flag in last rounds. Albon is also doing well but finished 78 seconds behind Max.

Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on November 04, 2019, 10:48:40 AM
3 pits stops and a fight back from last place though Robert.  He was awarded driver of the day.
He has a long way to go to compete with Max but is alot less experienced.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on November 05, 2019, 07:32:13 AM
Hi Robert. Max Verstappen and Charles LeClerc are the top 2 new Boys but look how Alexander Albon is catching up. He's ranked 5th this season overall but didn't he only join Red Bull from Torro Rosso at mid-season ? Well done Alex - Thailand have a World Ranked star - no doubt   ;D 

TW - Lewis will feel he has to go on - but really he's done it all now  :o
I wonder if he will go for the 7th and 8th  8)
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on November 05, 2019, 08:08:38 AM
Lewis has at least two more championships in him. Alot will depend on how Mercedes copes with the new regulations in the coming years.
Don't write off a last hurrah with a season or two at Ferrari. He'd love to win championships with three different marques.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on November 13, 2019, 08:21:29 AM
Great pic of Alexander Albon in this Yahoo - is he getting the publicity in Thailand he deserves ?

https://uk.yahoo.com/sports/news/albon-race-red-bull-f1-101448044.html
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on November 18, 2019, 07:42:58 AM
Alex Albon was cruelly robbed of his first podium appearance when he tangled with Lewis Hamilton on the penultimate lap in the Brazilian GP.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on November 18, 2019, 01:12:10 PM
Hi TW - the Stewards blamed Hamilton for that clash and Hamilton accepted a 5 second penalty that dropped him to 5th. Very hard indeed on Alexander Albon who really is going to be a force by the look of it.

I'll bet Robert is dancing around - well done Max Verstappen ! The upstart apparently overtook Lewis TWICE   ;)   (Just joking Robert - well done to MV !)
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Robert on November 18, 2019, 01:26:48 PM
Hi TW - the Stewards blamed Hamilton for that clash and Hamilton accepted a 5 second penalty that dropped him to 5th. Very hard indeed on Alexander Albon who really is going to be a force by the look of it.

I'll bet Robert is dancing around - well done Max Verstappen ! The upstart apparently overtook Lewis TWICE   ;)   (Just joking Robert - well done to MV !)

Hi Roger,

you would loose the bet about me dancing because due to a small operation have lots of muscles hurting me  ;D ;D ;D.

 It was a shame that Albon was hit and loose his well-earned second place. In 2018 Max lost 1st place after being hit by Ocon so can understand how Albon feels. Otherwise it would have been: 1. Red Bull, 2. Red Bull, 3 Toro Rosso. Good promotion for Honda engines.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on December 05, 2019, 06:47:20 AM
That's it for now - Lewis Hamilton's 6th Championship   :)

Well done Max Verstappen in 3rd and our 'own' Alexander Albon, finishing 8th after just half a season in the Red Bull - he dropped from 5th in the last race, pipped by just a few points.

4th placed Charles Le Clerc one to watch next year too . . . . .
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on September 14, 2020, 09:56:00 AM
First podium for Alex Albon at Mugello. Well done Alex!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019/20
Post by: Roger on November 15, 2020, 07:44:07 PM
Well done Lewis   :)   :)   :)

Hamilton vs Schumacher in numbers - how the two compare

Titles Schumacher - 7 Hamilton - 7

Starts Schumacher - 306 Hamilton - 264

Wins Schumacher - 91 Hamilton - 94

Poles Schumacher - 68 Hamilton - 97

Podiums Schumacher - 155 Hamilton - 163

Fastest laps Schumacher - 77 Hamilton - 53

Win ratio Schumacher - 30 per cent Hamilton - 35 per cent

Lewis Hamilton is World Champ for the 7th time  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019/20
Post by: Coolkorat on November 16, 2020, 03:28:52 PM
Well done Lewis   :)   :)   :)

Hamilton vs Schumacher in numbers - how the two compare

Titles Schumacher - 7 Hamilton - 7

Starts Schumacher - 306 Hamilton - 264

Wins Schumacher - 91 Hamilton - 94

Poles Schumacher - 68 Hamilton - 97

Podiums Schumacher - 155 Hamilton - 163

Fastest laps Schumacher - 77 Hamilton - 53

Win ratio Schumacher - 30 per cent Hamilton - 35 per cent

Lewis Hamilton is World Champ for the 7th time  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

How many more seasons for Hamilton? Will he get another title in 2021 and call it a day? He doesn't need the money, and with changes in F1 happening at rapid pace it will be years (decades!) before anyone comes close to his achievement.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on November 30, 2020, 10:29:30 AM
A lucky podium for Alex Albon in Bahrain as Perez's Racing Point engine expires.
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Roger on November 30, 2020, 03:50:58 PM
Yes Albon's podium was surprising after his heavy crash in practice on Friday - talk of Albon being replaced by Hulkenburg next season   ???

"Max Verstappen has poured cold water on his struggling teammate Alex Albon’s podium celebrations in Bahrain. Albon, at risk of losing his Red Bull seat after Abu Dhabi, finished third behind Verstappen in Bahrain. “There was obviously a bit of luck involved with Sergio, he had a really good race,” said the British-born Thai driver Albon, referring to Sergio Perez’s late-race car failure. “But considering Friday, the guys did an amazing job to get the car ready and it just feels good,” he added, now referring to his Friday practice crash."

https://grandpx.news/albon-podium-performance-not-very-good-verstappen/
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Thaiwolf on November 30, 2020, 06:30:41 PM
I think Red Bull Racing will keep him. Thai/red bull links are very strong and money talks!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: Teessider on November 30, 2020, 10:01:27 PM
The footage of the Grosjean crash, which Sky only broadcast once it was established that the driver was OK, was incredible. The driver climbing out of what was left of his car amid a fireball and clambering over the barrier wearing only one boot. Says a lot for safety protocols in F1. Rather in contrast to the Wolves Arsenal game and the horrific head clash betwesn Luiz and Jimenez after which Luiz played on in a blood soaked head bandag.e
Title: Re: Formula 1 2019
Post by: rdrokit on January 05, 2021, 07:42:33 AM
Albon gets new ride for 2021, just not in formula 1.

https://www.autoweek.com/racing/formula-1/a35118481/former-red-bull-f1-driver-alex-albon-will-race-in-dtm-series-in-2021/?source=nl&utm_source=nl_aut&utm_medium=email&date=010421&utm_campaign=nl22560150&utm_term=AUT_Autoweek_Racing_Daily_Newsletter_Subscribers