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  • JoelStinty 18 Apr 2021 16:16:43 9,424 posts
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    azurelas_2 wrote:
    Hamilton and Verstappen by far the best drivers. Even if Mercedes win the Constructor's championship at least the battle between the 2 of them will be interesting.

    I do feel for Ricciardo though. Being told to let his team-mate past and seeing how much performance Norris gets out of the same car should be very worrying.
    Sure Danny will be fine. New car, will take him a few races to get up to speed.
  • TheSaint 18 Apr 2021 16:49:43 20,677 posts
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    Another entertaining race even if Imola isn’t really suited to modern F1. The rain helped to spice things up.
  • Psychotext 18 Apr 2021 17:07:32 70,079 posts
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    Got a bit dull at points, but yeah, wasn't bad on the whole.
  • Jono62 18 Apr 2021 17:17:02 26,872 posts
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    I think https://mazesp.in/ is broken as I'm sure I saw him spin near the end.
  • Graxlar_v3 18 Apr 2021 17:25:34 10,962 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    I think https://mazesp.in/ is broken as I'm sure I saw him spin near the end.
    I think it is only recording when he beaches it.

    I can only assume he spun constantly to have been that slow.

    Edited by Graxlar_v3 at 17:26:06 18-04-2021
  • Dirt3 19 Apr 2021 15:31:19 1,625 posts
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    I thought it was a pretty good race.

    Was shocked at how lucky Hamilton was AGAIN. Within minutes of him going out it was safety car and negated a lot of the time he lost, plus his first collision didn't seem to damage him at all. He is lucky.

    Obviously the wet race mixes things up, but I'm wondering how long Bottas is going to last unless he picks up a lot. I can see a mid season change to Russell at this rate. He seems to be going backwards not forwards.

    felt sorry for Perez, but there is plenty of time yet. The Red Bull is supposed to be a handful and I can't imagine it gets any easier in the rain.
  • TheSaint 19 Apr 2021 15:39:32 20,677 posts
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    Quite a few drivers rode their luck yesterday. Max was so close to spinning it just before the restart.
  • muddyyfunster 19 Apr 2021 22:44:37 1,075 posts
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    Really enjoyed the race again though the weather certainly helped. Hamilton made several errors and was very lucky to have the opportunity to recover, though he did do that well. Unusually I felt his positioning at the start was also a bit rookie and would probably have cost him the race anyway. He just left the door open for Max to slip through.

    Norris was easily the standout this weekend and properly destroyed Ricciardo. He was 0.5-1.2s per lap faster in clean air, throughout, seriously impressive. Without safety cars and stoppages he would have finished 40+ seconds up the road. Clearly Ricciardo hasn't suddenly become slow overnight so will be interesting to see how much is learning the car, how much were the conditions and how much is Norris raising his level with age and experience. Bahrain hinted that Norris had the edge but this weekend it was a gulf. Danny must be worried, he was never this far off Hulk when he joined Renault.
  • KeithAss 20 Apr 2021 09:20:26 7 posts
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    Yeah, but Hulk... You don't drive that many GPs with no podiums for no reason, I'm sorry.
  • Nazo 20 Apr 2021 09:37:21 1,795 posts
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    I can't imagine Russell is very popular in the Mercedes garage right now. Points lost and a huge dent in their development budget thanks to a car rebuild, this could be a major setback for them. His immediate reaction won't have endeared him any either.
  • Phattso 20 Apr 2021 09:57:43 27,101 posts
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    Yeah - when he got out of the wreck, I thought he was going over to check that Bottas was OK. Then I realised he just wanted a barney and thought: "whoops - there goes your works team seat, lad."
  • Psychotext 1 May 2021 16:12:24 70,079 posts
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    Bit ominous to see the Mercs doing that on Mediums.

    Unrelated, I suspect Vettel is happy to finally make Q3.
  • azurelas_2 1 May 2021 22:11:43 2,101 posts
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    What the hell is happening with Ricciardo? Not making it out of Q1 with that car is very weird. Or is Norris just really good?
  • Hiphopopotamus 1 May 2021 22:51:32 254 posts
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    Norris is showing to be good, but Ricciardo WAS good.. it is a bit worrying to see the difference be so huge today.
  • monkman76 1 May 2021 23:07:27 18,583 posts
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    I think the conditions today were quite anomalous. Not sure I'd read too much into the quali results.
  • DangerousDave_87 1 May 2021 23:08:59 6,972 posts
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    The car just might not suit his style. That or they'renot sharing data and set ups between drivers this season. Its rarely ever black and white. I do hope he finds his feet soon.
  • SolidSCB 2 May 2021 15:30:32 15,772 posts
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    Think this one's done after the 2-1 undercut. Merc is way faster.
  • spurslol 2 May 2021 15:32:09 558 posts
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    puts any idea that the rbr is superior firmly back in its box

    only max’s skill is keeping the rbr in contention… again
  • SolidSCB 2 May 2021 15:38:09 15,772 posts
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    Haha Bottas got done up like a kipper there.

    Yeah Max is basically gonna have to Alonso 2012 this season for any chance of it being interesting.
  • Nazo 2 May 2021 16:19:50 1,795 posts
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    How is Mazapin a whole minute behind the car in front of him?
  • SolidSCB 2 May 2021 16:21:14 15,772 posts
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    Because he's shit.
  • JoelStinty 2 May 2021 16:31:30 9,424 posts
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    A shame for Bottas. Fought back hard there and lost it because of a minor mechanical. Bit more like it from him. A bit of fight in him. What he should be doing though to be fair.
  • spurslol 2 May 2021 16:41:36 558 posts
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    absolute joke finish

    bottas is fucking shit btw
  • SolidSCB 2 May 2021 16:45:05 15,772 posts
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    Pretty ominous for the rest of the season really. Hamilton could have won that by 20-30 seconds if he wanted to. Said they would sort their niggles out and end up pissing it and I stick by that from what we've seen.
  • monkman76 2 May 2021 16:47:11 18,583 posts
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    Eh, we'll see. I think that track is just a bit of an anomaly with the tyre warm-up and grip. Far too early to write off the season.
  • monkman76 2 May 2021 16:49:43 18,583 posts
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    Good to see Alonso looking punchy. And another good drive from Norris.
  • JoelStinty 2 May 2021 16:54:59 9,424 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Good to see Alonso looking punchy. And another good drive from Norris.
    Yup. Also looks like Danny ric is starting to get a handle on the car too. Decent performance today.
  • Psychotext 2 May 2021 16:55:33 70,079 posts
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    Yeah, I was pleased to see a decent show from Alpine.
  • Hiphopopotamus 2 May 2021 17:35:15 254 posts
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    Meh race overall, Mazepin ridiculously bad
  • monkman76 2 May 2021 17:49:08 18,583 posts
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    He's a complete embarrassment.
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