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Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by levijaymz, Oct 30, 2012.
Seems safe enough
Can't wait to see what Maldonado can do with that!
I can't remember if it was qualifying or free practice that he crashed in on turn 11 at Spa last year, but the commentary was great with Coulthard plainly not understanding how he was able to crash like that.
I can only assume this was done to increase the chance of a spectacular crash in front of the paid seating areas. Because anyone who's seen the usual incidents there; already knows that the car is usually sideways or heading backwards into the barrier. All this is going to do is launch someone right into the debris fencing.
EDIT: Just wanted to post some evidence as to what I'm implying. Cars are already light when cresting over the hill at that area. It doesnt take much for one to get airbourne.
I'm fairly certain that's what Lotus pays Maldonado to do. It's not like he finishes races, but the sponsors get seen 1000 times during the replays.
Christian Horner: Red Bull never dominated F1 as much as Mercedes - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com
Red Bull's best season was 13 wins in 2013, and 4 non RB drivers won races for 3 different teams. Mercedes had 16 last season with 1 non Mercedes driver winning the other races. Mercedes were more dominant last year than Red Bull were at their peak.
Over the 4 years RB won championships, they won 42 of 77 races, and in 2012 McLaren arguably had the better car. Whereas so far, Mercedes have won 17 of 20 races.
The percentage of 1-2 finishes favours Mercedes, and Mercedes have only finished outside of the top 2 once in 20 races, compared to 25 in 77 for Red Bull.
In 2013 they were nearly as dominant as Mercedes, but what Horner says is mostly true.
Pascal Wehrlein said to be the back up to Bottas if he can't race in Malaysia.
One of my favorite venues, also one of the hardest to watch live.
Qualifying - Saturday, 5am EST.
Race - Sunday, 3am EST.
Got the energy drinks ready in the fridge.
That was a hell of a race! Shame Mercedes got the strategy so wrong.
Not a bad race today, but not as exciting as Malaysia. Disappointed Williams couldn't get in there with Ferrari, but some the other fights were great; Daniel and Daniil, Button and Maldonado, Max and whoever got in front of him. Real shame about Sainz's spin at the start and then all the Renault failures, I guess they needed RB to catch TR a bit.
On the point of Lewis backing Rosberg towards Vettel; if Ros thought Lewis was too slow, he could have overtaken him... or not.
Rosberg is such a sore loser...
Also, Renault is FINALLY living up to its true heritage of French engineering.
I booked my tickets for Silverstone today! Anyone else going to a GP this year?
Another good race race this weekend! Ferrari did a great job with Kimi. As much as I like to see Rosberg not do well, it's a shame his brakes failed at the end. He was actually driving better than usual.
New McLaren livery.
Yesterday's race was a bit boring. Shame Hamilton couldn't get past Vettel on the undercut because of the wheel nut.
I've always found Catalunya to be a boring track, in essence, and needless to say the race was a bit uneventful.
It's a shame Sauber and Force India were a bit down on performance, in Barcelona. Hoping Monaco will be more competitive grounds for them.
Yeah, Catalunya is great to drive around, but awful to watch. I'm more excited for Montreal; that's where Ferrari and Mercedes are bringing their engine upgrades.
That was a really stupid call from Mercedes.
I think it was an inside job to get the stat. The safety car was absolutely flying on that lap