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Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by levijaymz, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. StevenC

    StevenC SS.org Regular

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    I think you misspelled "Honda"...

    Also, Mercedes now have a shark fin, a whale tail, and the latest addition: the blow hole.

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    Hahahaha
    Yeah, poor McLaren, not entirely their fault.

    Didn't notice that thing of the sharkfin, looks pretty interesting
     
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    Interesting lap times between Merc and Ferrari, but what the heck is Stroll doing?

    He is supposed to keep the car on the track, not on the gravel :wallbash:
     
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    Force India has been safed!

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    Quali were not too bad, the start it's gonna be the key though.
    Sad for Ricciardo, it was a pretty unfortunate crash
     
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    While I'm super happy with the results (sad for Alonso and Ricciardo though) it was quite a boring race, hope to see some more action in the next one!
     
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    One of these days F1 will realise Melbourne is a terrible place to have the first race of the season. Especially if you've got a new formula in which no one can overtake.

    Yeah boring race, made worse by none of the world feed graphics working. I had no idea what was going on anywhere in the field, so decided David Croft wasn't any help and went to bed.
     
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    Melbourne it's always like that, it's strange circuit, it's good but strange.
    Add that there was the change with the rules and nobody really knows how to make the cars work at their 100% potential.

    Ricciardo has to be the most unfortunate driver of the year, 1st race is homesoil and It's probably gonna be one of the few times were he retires with mechanical issues....

    Very few overtakes, but DRS didn't really do much here (good or bad that is), maybe some real overtakes in the next rounds; some were pretty damn good (Perez, Ocon, Hulk)
    Shanghai it's still going to be a work in progress I think, but the layout itself is much more overtak-y.

    Agree on the Camera work and stuff, they had some trouble with the equipment.
     
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    Also, this was the first race I've watched where I've been angry about how bad the race direction was from the film crew. They seemed intent on showing boring things.
     
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    Awesome drive from Max today! :D Could have done without the whining at the end though, just race kid.
    Alonso killed it again with that car, too bad it gave up on him like last time also.
    Hoping for a bit close action between Vettel and Hamilton next race.
     
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    Incredible race, easily one of the most entertaining of the last 5-10 years.

    Verstappen did the impossible, that RB doesn't look too strong but in the right conditions everthing is possible.

    Glad people were wrong about the overtakes, most of them (Vettel/Ricciardo/Verstappen/Grsojean/Massa/Perez/Sainz) were the real deal.
    I think they should add a little more room for the DRS zone as they want, but not too much to have a easy overtake with it.

    Safety Car behaved strangely (the queue in the PitLane and the non-bunch up of the cars) but it was good; Still, the camera work was kinda spotty today too, they missed a couple of hit/spuns.

    Bahrain is just in a week :hbang:
     
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    ^ The safety car needed to go through the pitlane because the debry was widely spread out over the straight.
    Or did you mean something else?
     
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    Nono, I know they had to do that because of the stricken car on the straight, what I was meaning is that the train of cars never got "compacted", they all kept the same distance they had before the SC was deployed.

    Lewis had a big gap from the 2nd, so did others with they guy behind/in Front.
    They are always very strict with rules regarding the SC, semmed strange.
    Glad they got much more flexible with rules (like Vettel in that position on the grid, Checo coming to blows with Stroll) without the need to give penalty if X guy had to sneeze Haha
     
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    Ah that yeah, noticed that as well.
    Perhaps it's that everyone just needs to maintain a certain speed these days? that's what happens with the 'virtual safety car' at least.

    Happy about the rules being more flexible as well, it's a race and people can make mistakes, that should be ok.
     
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    Yeah, it was like the Safety Car had to respect VSC :lol:

    Looking forward for next week, Bahrain is a great track, hope it delivers.
     
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    Valtteri Bottas gets his first pole position in Bahrain!
     
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    Check his Pole lap; unbelivable how he hit the apex(es?) of the corners, so clean and perfect, almost videogame-like control :lol:
     
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    For anyone who doubts Bottas's ability on a Saturday, just look to the 2014 Russian Grand Prix. Such a shame his tyres gave out at the end of that lap.
     
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    Sick race in Barhain, the new aero-regulations improved the show A LOT.
    Great battle at the front with the Red and Silver cars, but the ones at the back were really good.
    I hate to see Nando struggling so much, but the car is good in the turns, it's just the Honda engine that sucks balls.
    I bet that in sochi Merc will strike back again,....or maybe not Hahah
     

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