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

  1. StevenC

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    Great to see Bottas get his first win after such a long time! Quali was interesting and it was strange seeing Lewis so off compared to Valtteri.
     
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    Yep, he deserved the win, no doubt about that.

    That was the sleepiest race of all times, nothing happened until the last 10 lasp where.....nothing happened :lol:

    For some strage reasons, I enjoyed it.
    Or maybe not, I was so bored that I thought I enjoyed it.....I still have to decide that.
     
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    Annoyingly my electricity cut out about 15 laps into the race, but then came back at about lap 50, so I got to see the exciting bits and it seems I didn't miss anything.

    I really like this track, but putting wider more aero dependant cars on track like this was never going to result in a lot of passes. I've seen a lot of people saying they shuold dump this track because of that. Just wait for Monaco.
     
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    Yeah but the truth is: it is Formula 1, the cars have to be extreme and have huge downforce, that's why it's fun.
    I bet it's the same amount of overtakes in the 2007-2008 era; I do really believe the show has improved.
    The Sochi race was by no means a bad race, it just didn't have overtakes but it was tense.

    The problem are the tracks and not the cars: Monaco is always a great race because it's Monaco, Singapore is the night race and it's super cool (easily my fav. track) , Sochi isn't at night and isn't Monaco (that's why is not so great).

    Last year german GP was boring, Sochi was way better; I'm sure most of the races are going to be really good, like the past ones.
     
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    I think F1 management and fans need to accept the reality that in every era of every sport there have been some boring events. Formula 1 is no different. The difference being that F1 has 20 races a year whereas you can watch bad football any night of the week.

    Also, I believe Russia is supposed to become a night race. Maybe next year?
     
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    Fernando was looking good today at his first test at Indianapolis.
     
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    It was pretty cool, I saw the livestrem on YT.
    He did a pretty damn good job, I'm sure he's looking good for the race.
     
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    Wow, the W08 is just WOW.

    Everybody believed RB to bring a heavy update, Merc brought half new car.

    These are the best looking cars F1 has ever had, they just look sick.
     
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    That W08 seems pretty fast, too. However my money is on either Bottas or Ricciardo winning this race, somehow.
     
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    Mmm I don't know, I would rule out the #77, the engine isn't on par with the one Ham has, but who knows, he did a great job in Russia.

    I want to see Kimi win, just to hear him on the podium answer to the question:
    " How is this win after 128 GP?"
    " BWOAH, nothing special, just like the previous ones"

    :lol:
     
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    Actually, if Kimi wins tomorrow it'll be 80 GP since his last win. For comparison it took Bottas 81 GP to win his first.

    I say it'll be one of those two because Catalunya needs to keep its streak going.
     
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    Pleasantly surprised by an actually good race in Barcelona. Really enjoyed it.
     
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    Great race, so much stuff going on,
    Some sick overtakes and some unfortunate crashes, best race of the season so far for me.

    Next is Monaco and JB takes Alo place, let's see what McLaren can do there.
     
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    Yup that was a fantastic race. I've only just gotten hardcore into F1 last year, so this is my first full season and i'm loving it. The Vettel/Hamilton battle is classic....i'm a Hamilton fan but would much rather see good races than Merc domination, and this year has delivered.

    Was also glad to see Kvyat up in 9th after a rough weekend...I am fond of him, perhaps due to his being a metalhead but just seems like an everyman type, human flaws and all.
     
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    Man this Year is a really good time for everybody to get into F1; not that the last year or 2015 was bad, but now it's just another level.

    The fact that two teams (3 and 1/2 drives...Kimi will start to get into the Rhythm in a couple of races) are fighting between each other, is not only good for the sport, but also good for them.
    Mercedes loves this even more than winning constantly, because when they were alone in front the cameras barely looked at them, now they get much more TV time because there's a real fight.
     
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    Quali was great yesterday, an incredible lap from Hamilton and a touching gift from the Senna family.
     
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    No one's a better choice than LH for that helmet, pretty nice gift
     
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    Anybody's face during the Baku GP :greatkat:
     
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    That was probably the craziest race I've ever seen.

    Also, what the hell was Vettel doing? Telemetry says Lewis didn't brake, lift off, or behave differently to the other two safety car restarts. Yet Vettel piles into the back of him, blames him, then drives along side to crash into him either intentionally or due to complete incompetence.
     
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