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Offline aj2k77

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« on: April 06, 2014, 11:26:55 PM »
Some cracking duels today. Probably the best race I've watched for 4 or so years. Hamilton and Rosberg going full pelt, nice.

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Re: f1
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 11:39:48 PM »
One of the best fantastic race full of incidence from start to finish.

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Re: f1
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 11:52:56 PM »
Excellent race.  Slight shame that Mercedes are essentially 3 seconds a lap faster than the rest when they're really going for it, though at least it isn't Red Bull dominating again.  Nice to see Vettel get done by his team mate too.

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Re: f1
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 11:54:41 PM »
Excellent stuff, how they didn't touch or crash into each other was astonishing.

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Re: f1
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 10:31:23 AM »
If one team is obviously much better than the rest the next best thing we are going to get is two team mates closely matched. It's going to be a real battle this year between Rosberg and Hamilton and I cant see the gap between the rest being closed too much until the midseason break.

Anyway yesterday was much better than seeing Vettel canning Webber repeatedly.

Ricciardo beating Vettel and generally looking the better driver over the first 3 races..... whats your conclusion from that so far? What does it say about Vettel if anything? Is Ricciardo a future multiple world champion?

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Re: f1
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 11:58:10 AM »
Really good race. I can see Force India becoming a real contender over the next couple of years...

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Re: f1
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014, 06:48:17 PM »
This was always going to be the season for Mercedes, Hamilton had the good sense and vision to see that 2 years ago and ditched McLaren, most mocked him, but if you understood the rules and their implications it was a very smart move.

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Re: f1
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2014, 03:06:11 PM »
I think even last season showed how smart a move it was, but being out driven by Button in his final season there showed he had to move to rediscover his touch. Drove brilliantly to hold off Rosberg in the final stages.

Perez getting a podium was interesting too, and McLaren still look pedestrian despite having the Mercedes plant, and have lost one of the 2 aero guys they lured from Red Bull, back to Red Bull already! Strange things at that team these days.

Vettel getting beaten simply shows that the car has been the single factor in him winning continuously, and that the team had ensured Webber often got the inferior package whenever he got close to beloved Seb. The new guy if from their own stable, so they have a vested interest and won't favour Vettel as much.

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Re: f1
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2014, 08:28:52 AM »
Lewis completely outguns Rosberg again in qualifying.

Ricciardo out qualifies Vettel for the 4th time in a row. All the questions some people had about Vettel are being answered at the moment. The guy just doesn't look particularly good without a dominant car and a weaker team mate.

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Re: f1
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2014, 12:56:26 PM »
Vettel... the toys are starting to come out of the pram aren't they. Never rated him that high, nothing to do with his personality or a national thing, I just have never seen him do anything that exciting on the track apart from start on pole and sail off into the distance, no wheel to wheel racing just a procession.

At least with Hamilton this year he has a team mate who is young and hungry...oh dear and comparable to him, with Vettel and Webber I always took Webber as having had his better days and a good solid pro, but not aggressive and dynamic racer. Now Seb is against a young gun with the big between his teeth he's being highlighted a bit as a one pace racer when not in the top car.

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Re: f1
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2014, 03:15:54 AM »
I think Rosberg did it deliberately. 

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Re: f1
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2014, 09:46:50 AM »
If he did it was certainly a better attempt at faking it then Schumachers.

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Re: f1
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2014, 09:58:53 AM »
Same old Germans always.....

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Re: f1
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2014, 04:11:35 PM »
Without a doubt Rosberg out braked himself deliberately yesterday knowing full well Hamilton was on a flyer.  He'll get his comeuppance because he's just a spoilt little rich kid used to getting his own way.

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Re: f1
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2014, 02:24:45 AM »
The heads of Mercedes should see this coming, what with both drivers head to head in the race for the driver's championship since the 2nd race.

Will they have 1-2 finish all season?