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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #75 on: March 27, 2021, 12:04:02 PM »

Max on pole! Wow, that was an exciting qualifying. Ferrari showing strong as well, and P5 by Gasly is great to see! However, Perez couldn't get into Q3 which is kind of sad. Mercedes P2 and P3 which is expected at this point, but to see Max on pole instead of Hamilton certainly makes me think this season will be more interesting in regards to Mercedes not running away with it every time.
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« Reply #76 on: March 27, 2021, 02:41:23 PM »

I thought Qualifying was fantastic. It's the first time I've watched a full session for a long time, but it was very entertaining from start to finish. Most interesting notes for me:
  • Super Max on pole! - obviously very happy to see that, and by almost 4-10ths of a second!
  • Vettel down in 18th - extremely disappointing to see, especially considering his teammate reached Q3.
  • Alonso up in 9th - nice to see his return starting off well
  • Finally, a strong showing from Ferrari - pleased to see both drivers not only made it into Q3 but were also overall fastest in Q2.  :nod:
Looking forward to tomorrow. Really hoping Max holds the line, and hopefully his teammate can rise through the ranks as well.
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« Reply #77 on: March 28, 2021, 04:25:39 PM »

Didnít get to watch the race today, but going by what Iíve seen online it was pretty solid. Yuki with points on his debut...he looks like heís going to be a superstar in the future.
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« Reply #78 on: March 28, 2021, 05:12:16 PM »

It was a very good race, very entertaining indeed... but I am sorely disappointed that Max didn't win.  :-/
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« Reply #79 on: March 29, 2021, 09:01:12 AM »

It was a very good race, very entertaining indeed... but I am sorely disappointed that Max didn't win.  :-/

Those last few laps had me standing up, adrenaline pumping. I can't believe Lewis held off Max, but to his credit, Lewis raced superbly. I was disappointed in Max as well, but for Red Bull, it sure looks like they can take the fight to Mercedes this year! Also Perez from p20 (!) to p6 (or 5?)... that was a brilliant showing. Ferrari and McLaren did great as well. The field looks much more competitive this time around.
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« Reply #80 on: March 29, 2021, 09:22:43 AM »

Yes, Perez was P5 which was indeed impressive. Makes me wonder how the race could've gone had he qualified higher up and didn't have issues before the start of the race.
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« Reply #81 on: March 29, 2021, 10:45:30 AM »

A darn good drive from Hamilton; it's nice to see a good race start off the season.

Nobody seemed to concerned when Perez stopped on the track and just rebooted the car! Nice drive back for what looked like a DNS in his debut.

Good to see Max return the lead without a fuss after an improper pass.

Vettel looked ordinary after a decent start.
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« Reply #82 on: March 29, 2021, 11:27:43 AM »

Apparently Alonso's retirement was caused by a sandwich wrapper that got stuck in one of the rear brake ducts.

Reminds me of the tagline the Charlotte Observer used for many years on its "That's Racin' " website: "thatís raciní (phrase): Expresses frustration or emotion. 1. When a small part costing just a few dollars fails and stops a $150,000 race car, thatís raciní. 2. When you race a competitor for 500 miles and lose to him by just a few feet, thatís raciní. 3. When a hot dog wrapper blows out of the stands, gets caught across the air vent on the front of your car and causes your engine to overheat, thatís raciní."
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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #83 on: April 20, 2021, 08:12:36 PM »

After two races, Max and Lewis have one win each, and Lewis leads the WDC by one point due to his fastest lap at Imola.
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« Reply #84 on: April 20, 2021, 09:20:58 PM »

And that race was a banger too. Not gonna lie though, I was hoping Hamilton's little off-track excursion would've led to a DNF. He got extremely lucky once again with the safety car and then red flag. Imagine Toto Wolff if all three of his drivers DNFed!

So far, 2021 is looking to be a great season.
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« Reply #85 on: April 20, 2021, 09:26:05 PM »

To quote Bill Burr (who’s an F1 fan), Hamilton’s luck makes you believe in a higher power.

Yes, he’s one of the greatest drivers of all time. But he also seems to get lucky breaks more than anyone.
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« Reply #86 on: April 20, 2021, 09:49:03 PM »

To quote Bill Burr (whoís an F1 fan), Hamiltonís luck makes you believe in a higher power.

Yes, heís one of the greatest drivers of all time. But he also seems to get lucky breaks more than anyone.

...especially when the two other Mercedes drivers took each other out at a really opportune moment, causing a red flag.

Seriously, that's just good luck because I don't seriously think they'd do that; at least not during just the second race of the year.

How much longer do we give Vettel's season? Does he even make it to the German GP before getting sacked, at this pace?
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« Reply #87 on: April 21, 2021, 09:09:55 AM »

To quote Bill Burr (whoís an F1 fan), Hamiltonís luck makes you believe in a higher power.

Yes, heís one of the greatest drivers of all time. But he also seems to get lucky breaks more than anyone.

...especially when the two other Mercedes drivers took each other out at a really opportune moment, causing a red flag.

Seriously, that's just good luck because I don't seriously think they'd do that; at least not during just the second race of the year.

How much longer do we give Vettel's season? Does he even make it to the German GP before getting sacked, at this pace?

I don't believe that the Russell/Bottas crash was intentional. They happened at almost literally the same time. And considering their frustrations at each other, as well as the apparent severity of the crash, it was an accident.

As for ol' Seb, we'll have to give him a couple more rounds I think. If he can't pull points, then that won't be good.
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« Reply #88 on: April 21, 2021, 02:08:07 PM »

Honestly, it seems like Vettel has never recovered from his loss in 2018.

(I know that feel, Seb.)
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Re: Formula 1 racing chatter!
« Reply #89 on: April 27, 2021, 03:31:46 PM »

F1 announced sprint races as a substitute for qualifying at three GP this season.


Thoughts on this announcement? Or shall we just wait and see?
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« Reply #90 on: April 27, 2021, 07:31:22 PM »

Not a fan, but if itís going to be forced on us anyway I might as well wait and see.
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« Reply #91 on: April 28, 2021, 03:39:20 PM »

Canadian GP date to be replaced by Turkish GP, due to COVID.

https://racer.com/2021/04/28/canadian-grand-prix-cancelled-replaced-by-turkey/
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« Reply #92 on: April 29, 2021, 06:42:49 AM »

Canadian GP date to be replaced by Turkish GP, due to COVID.

https://racer.com/2021/04/28/canadian-grand-prix-cancelled-replaced-by-turkey/
Good on the Canadian government for being unable to make any sort of compromise. We couldn't have just tested everyone when they arrive, that would be ridiculous. </s>

At least Turkey should make for a good replacement, so it's not all bad.
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« Reply #93 on: April 29, 2021, 07:41:54 AM »

I wonder what ramifications that might have for the Stanley Cup Playoffs' final two rounds. The first two rounds arenít a problem because theyíll be in-division only, but the final two rounds might pose an issue.
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« Reply #95 on: May 05, 2021, 07:45:03 PM »

Romain Grosjean will test a Mercedes W10 and do a demonstration run at the French Grand Prix this year. Great move by Toto and company to keep their word.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/grosjean-mercedes-test-wolff-french-gp/6502747/

Meanwhile, Patricio O’Ward’s maiden IndyCar win means that he’ll test a McLaren F1 car at Abu Dhabi this year.
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« Reply #96 on: May 08, 2021, 06:44:24 PM »

Romain Grosjean will test a Mercedes W10 and do a demonstration run at the French Grand Prix this year. Great move by Toto and company to keep their word.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/grosjean-mercedes-test-wolff-french-gp/6502747/

Imagine if Grosjean made a comeback to F1, even for just a season. That would be a great sight to see, though I wonder how his burn injuries would affect his potential. He deserves better than leaving with Haas.
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« Reply #97 on: June 09, 2021, 12:55:18 AM »

I think Hamilton deserves a round of applause for doing the honorable thing and not scoring any points after Verstappen's tire gave out.  :clap: :sombrero:
Also, I can't see Bottas driving for Mercedes after this year.
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« Reply #98 on: June 11, 2021, 05:36:53 PM »

I think Hamilton deserves a round of applause for doing the honorable thing and not scoring any points after Verstappen's tire gave out.  :clap: :sombrero:
Also, I can't see Bottas driving for Mercedes after this year.

Yes and yes. Russel is definitely going to move to Mercedes. He's more than proved it, and Bottas has not had a good season so far. Granted, the failure in Monaco wasn't his fault, but still. He's had a lot of trouble and if it doesn't change soon, he's definitely gone.

On the other hand, so proud of Vettel being on the podium again! And Perez for picking up his second win. They both deserved it.  :clap:
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« Reply #99 on: June 11, 2021, 07:44:03 PM »

I can't see Bottas driving for Mercedes after this year.
I canít either, but I also thought Kimi was going to hang it up by now, so what do I know.

If Kimi does hang it up after this year (emphasis on if), I think Sauber will replace him with Theo Pourchaire, who looks to be the best prospect since Verstappen.
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