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Re: f1
« Reply #180 on: March 25, 2018, 08:33:17 PM »
Times up on Formula 1 when you can win a race from the pit lane.

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« Reply #181 on: April 07, 2018, 08:16:29 PM »
Season will be exactly the same as last time out. Ferrari will get help to win the early races, Mercedes will come back after race five or six and Hamilton will win the championship. Boring, and I say that as someone who follows it fairly keenly.

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« Reply #182 on: April 07, 2018, 09:02:16 PM »
It's been boring for decades. They may as well drive one lap and call it at that.

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Re: f1
« Reply #183 on: April 08, 2018, 05:55:32 PM »
There's going to be a bit of trouble in Ferrari HQ tonight after Kimi Raikonen ran one of his mechanics over in the pit lane and broke his leg!

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Re: f1
« Reply #184 on: April 08, 2018, 06:14:23 PM »
Bottas is not all that. He really messed up at the end there. If that had been Lewis he would have taken first from Vettel as easy as taking candy from kids.

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Re: f1
« Reply #185 on: April 08, 2018, 06:21:07 PM »
Yep Bottas pissed his pants every time he got within shooting distance of Vettel and locked his tyres up. Not in the same class as Vettel and Hamilton, which is no doubt why Lewis likes having him as a team mate.

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« Reply #186 on: April 09, 2018, 12:55:03 AM »
I was talking about Bottas earlier, and I reckon Hamilton's actually frustrated having him as a team mate. My theory is that he needs an inter-team rival to push him. Yes, he won the championship last year but it was a fairly mediocre procession by the end of it and I don't think Bottas did him many favours in terms of holding off Ferrari. I was always a big naysayer about Nico Rosberg but Bottas has shown that maybe he wasn't as respected as he should have been regarding how he kept pace with Hamilton. He kept Hamilton honest and that makes a lot of difference to his racing.

Anyway, with the moves next year, I expect Raikonnen to piss off and Ricciardo to pitch up at Ferrari, and Max Verstappen will replace Bottas at Mercedes. Bottas will end up at Red Bull with Gasly as their second.

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Re: f1
« Reply #187 on: April 09, 2018, 08:33:47 AM »
Some move by Hamilton to overtake three on the same bit of tarmac

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« Reply #188 on: April 09, 2018, 12:29:26 PM »
There's going to be a bit of trouble in Ferrari HQ tonight after Kimi Raikonen ran one of his mechanics over in the pit lane and broke his leg!

Very nasty. I suspect the mechanic knows it was his own fault though, i just hope he recovers ok.

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« Reply #189 on: April 09, 2018, 01:18:59 PM »
There's going to be a bit of trouble in Ferrari HQ tonight after Kimi Raikonen ran one of his mechanics over in the pit lane and broke his leg!

Very nasty. I suspect the mechanic knows it was his own fault though, i just hope he recovers ok.

Not really, the car was released before the ready light was on following the necessary torque being applied to the wheel nut so hard to blame the mechanic.

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« Reply #190 on: April 09, 2018, 02:35:05 PM »
There's going to be a bit of trouble in Ferrari HQ tonight after Kimi Raikonen ran one of his mechanics over in the pit lane and broke his leg!

Very nasty. I suspect the mechanic knows it was his own fault though, i just hope he recovers ok.

Not really, the car was released before the ready light was on following the necessary torque being applied to the wheel nut so hard to blame the mechanic.

Ah ok, I'd been going on the fact that they dropped the car and no machinery got dragged away as if 1 wheel wasn't finished but looking at the video again (which is deeply unpleasant) you can see that they drop the car before the wheel is released and only just get away in time meaning he hadn't had chance to move.

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« Reply #191 on: April 29, 2018, 03:08:50 PM »
I don't tend to watch much F1 now but todays race was eventful. Lucky win for Lewis.

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« Reply #192 on: April 29, 2018, 03:12:24 PM »
Itís not really lucky. Vettel threw it away by making mistakes and Bottas didnít look after his tyres whilst Lewis picked his way through a difficult race and came out on top.

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« Reply #193 on: April 29, 2018, 06:35:23 PM »
First GP that Iíve watched at any length in years.

Vettel could have sat on an easy second place but paid the penalty for a risky manoeuvre going for the win.

Bottas ran over some debris rather than not having looked after his tyres.

Whilst acknowledging that he had to be in the position to take advantage of what happened ahead of him, my view is also that Hamilton lucked into the win.

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Re: f1
« Reply #194 on: April 30, 2018, 01:13:56 PM »
Max Verstappen's an absolute dick.  I know Red Bull publicly closed ranks in the immediate aftermath but I bet Ricciardo was absolutely fuming behind closed doors.

 


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