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Offline paul_e

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Re: f1
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2014, 01:48:51 PM »
What is going on with this track, seeing 3 guys spin out in 25 laps is pretty rare, all working out pretty nicely for Hamilton.

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Re: f1
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2014, 02:57:46 PM »
Great drive by Lewis today considering where he started from.

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Re: f1
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2014, 03:03:56 PM »
Great drive by Lewis today considering where he started from.

Briiliant day for him, Rosberg starts on pole, Hamilton starts last and Hamilton gains points in championship, he should be incredibly happy with that.

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« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2014, 05:32:30 PM »
Great drive from Hamilton.  This track is not one with many over-taking opportunities.

This could be the turning point of the season. 
« Last Edit: July 27, 2014, 10:11:10 PM by *shellac* »

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Re: f1
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2014, 06:30:20 PM »
Can someone explain as to why Rosberg was complaining about Lewis not letting him pass? And  I read one reason was to maximise German's race time how does that work?

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Re: f1
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2014, 07:33:04 PM »
Hamilton was well within his rights to hold his line and defend in that final lap, Rosberg wasn't close enough nor in a position to overtake, just another moaning Hun.

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Re: f1
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2014, 09:22:31 PM »
Couldn't believe my ears when I heard Mercades try to issue team orders in a World Championship battle...... If there was any doubt before who is the favoured driver then there isn't anymore.

If Hamilton is going to win it will be the hard way. I can't see him there long term.

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Re: f1
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2014, 12:26:55 PM »
The team orders thing was awful. If Rosberg had genuinely been all over his back end then ok, but he wasn't even in DRS when they gave the order. He was right to say when he is close enough, I will not stop him. Had the luck been reversed this season, I would lay a large amount that Rosberg would be nowhere close to the 11 points behing Hamilton is. Plus reversing back up that side road at Monaco was full on cheating knowing the yellow flags would ruin Hamilton's lap time. Cheat.

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Re: f1
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2014, 01:04:31 PM »
Spot on, ozzjim.

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Re: f1
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2014, 01:20:08 PM »
The team orders thing was awful. If Rosberg had genuinely been all over his back end then ok, but he wasn't even in DRS when they gave the order. He was right to say when he is close enough, I will not stop him. Had the luck been reversed this season, I would lay a large amount that Rosberg would be nowhere close to the 11 points behing Hamilton is. Plus reversing back up that side road at Monaco was full on cheating knowing the yellow flags would ruin Hamilton's lap time. Cheat.

When Rosberg was moaning yesterday all I could think was thast it was karma after he was such a wanker in Monaco.

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Re: f1
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2014, 01:36:06 PM »
Rosberg is turning out to be a ... I was going to say a German   racing driver... But may be that's not fair however he did cheat at Monaco!
Even if he were all over Lewis the name of the game is to overtake if you are good enough. Lewis did that starting from pit lane to finish 3rd. Awesome drive.

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Re: f1
« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2014, 02:47:48 PM »
I've never liked Rosberg, i always thought it was irrational (well it still is) but these last few races have just reaffirmed my views. The spoilt german cu...  and I'm not even lewis's biggest fan, but he's the best driver out there for me. Vettels being shown up, always good for a smile.

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Re: f1
« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2014, 05:22:34 PM »
Vettel is a solid defensive driver and when you have a car which gets you pole with ease and sticks to the corners so well that you can pull away at the front being able to defend if someone gets close means you always stand a chance of winning.  Now he's in an average car he looks like the average driver he is.

Rosberg is pretty similar, he's done nothing of note before this season.  Hamilton is a class act because he knows he's good and he trusts his instincts to take risks, the move on Vergne yesterday shows the difference, Rosberg was struggling to see a gap and got stuck behind him for ages, it took Hamilton a lap to force an opening.

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Re: f1
« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2014, 05:30:21 PM »
So what definition does Riccardo come under? Vettel, Rosberg or Hamilton.

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Re: f1
« Reply #44 on: July 28, 2014, 05:44:18 PM »
The team orders thing was awful. If Rosberg had genuinely been all over his back end then ok, but he wasn't even in DRS when they gave the order. He was right to say when he is close enough, I will not stop him. Had the luck been reversed this season, I would lay a large amount that Rosberg would be nowhere close to the 11 points behing Hamilton is. Plus reversing back up that side road at Monaco was full on cheating knowing the yellow flags would ruin Hamilton's lap time. Cheat.

On the BBC Text updates, R5 bloke said that you get more dirty air within a second of the back which means it was harder to get closer, especially coming closer to a pits. I suspect that was why the team ordered the move. However, Coulthard* on BBC TV agreed with you that he should be right around the back of him beforehand.

*When he used to race, was him putting on his helmet the definition of a square peg in a round hole?