Formula One thread

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

  1. StevenC

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    I love Spa
     
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    777timesgod Stop reading this...I said stop!

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    Ferrari getting close to a title, the fact that this is a weird statement shows that we are in 2018.
     
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    Well, I don't know about you lot, but I loved that race in Monza.
     
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    This is some season so far
     
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    Couldn't agree more. One stop races are a bit of a niggle, but there has been some great racing and races this year.

    I'm calling LH for the drivers title.
     
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    Kimi going to Sauber and Leclerc to Ferrari in 2019.
    I wonder how the remaining races of the season will be in the Scuderia.
     
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    Rumours that Kimi is also an investor in Sauber so has a stake in the team. Any truth to that?
     
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    777timesgod Stop reading this...I said stop!

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    Well, money is more important than anything else in F1 due to the extreme costs. We had a talented driver here in Cyprus who did great in test drives for a small F1 company a few years ago (Eftihios Ellinas). He did not become an F1 driver due to the lack of sponsors and cash...
    They instead recruited drivers with much worse lap times than him, based on the money they would bring to the team. Sad but its the way things go in this sport.
     
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    It sounds a lot like you're trying to say a guy whose best result to that point was 8th in GP3 deserved a race seat more than Jules Bianchi. You can't be saying that. You must be talking about Max Chilton, but the same year he came 4th in GP2.
     
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    He had the championship in the bag but other drivers kept crashing into him "unintentionally" race after race one year. We are talking years ago when he was new to GP3. It became a running joke as to who was going to crash into him next time. He surpassed Chilton's lap times when testing the F1 and even surpassed Raikonnen's lap time when he tested a GP3 race car, of course Kimi had little experience with the particular one but it goes to show.
    Lastly, I do not remember mentioning Bianchi's name.
     
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    It's difficult to have a championship in the bag when you win 3 races in 2 years. Also, practice times are all but useless to anyone outside of the team, otherwise you have to acknowledge that Will Stevens was half a second faster in the Caterham, and the Caterham wasn't half a second faster than the Marussia. Finally, you said slower drivers were taken over Ellinas by Marussia. Those drivers were Chilton and Bianchi, and Bianchi's junior career is glowing compared to Ellinas.
     
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    That was certainly the most interesting qualifying session in a long time.
     
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    When you are God, you just go to Pole Position.
    That lap was stupidly good
     
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    What do you think about the Singapore Grand Prix?
     
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    It kinda sucked.
    Removed the "kinda" above
     
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    It was fun watching Sirotkin's race. Perez and Grosjean need to go to an optician. Hamilton and Verstappen were fantastic. Ferrari were a bit of a joke. Have to hand it to Mercedes and Hamilton for fixing their Singapore problem, dominating the whole race and qualifying for the first time in the turbo hybrid era, despite coming into the weekend expecting damage control. Seb got very lucky that Bottas couldn't get past Hulk, that could have been an interesting fight. All credit for making those tyres work for so many laps.

    Altogether a quiet race with some great drives.
     
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    Correct, excluding Sirotkin defending from Perez nothing really happened.
    What do you guys think, will Ferrari and Vettel reclaim the lead or it's over?
     
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    If Mercedes can win in Singapore I don't think there's any bad tracks for them. Given reliability we'll get to see a good fight to the end.

    Did you guys see the new wheel drum Mercedes used to reportedly fix their rear tyre issues? Sure Hamilton destroyed everyone, but Bottas was very close to Vettel in qualifying.
     
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    Really happy for Kvyat, deserves another go. From his interviews it doesn't sound like he has the regular RB junior driver contract this time, but something a bit more stable. Also Marko saying Kvyat broke the news to them about Ricciardo going to Renault is amazing, Daniel clearly wasn't happy with them.
     
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    Well, that podium had a very Austria 2002 feel to it. Ferrari weren't very good today, good move from Hamilton on Vettel. The Ultrasoft was a pretty rubbish tyre as well, great pace from Verstappen until he had to use it.
     

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