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Caught up with it last night/this morning.

I think Sainz got hit by the usual Ferrari issue: strategy. What was it- 45 lap old Mediums by the end? Must have been a nightmare to drive. There'll be more to it than that, but it won't have helped!

Great to see Mazepin bringing the fight to Perez during the race. Looking forward to the inside track on that rivalry in DtS4.:facepalm:

Hamilton was great (quelle suprise!) - not perfect, but rather another fine example of how one makes a mistake/error of judgement, moves on, and then overcome. GOAT
 

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Caught up with it last night/this morning.

I think Sainz got hit by the usual Ferrari issue: strategy. What was it- 45 lap old Mediums by the end? Must have been a nightmare to drive. There'll be more to it than that, but it won't have helped!

Great to see Mazepin bringing the fight to Perez during the race. Looking forward to the inside track on that rivalry in DtS4.:facepalm:

Hamilton was great (quelle suprise!) - not perfect, but rather another fine example of how one makes a mistake/error of judgement, moves on, and then overcome. GOAT
Perez was on 50 something lap old mediums during the race.

So what? Ibanez, Marshall DSL100 and 1960A, and the name is...
 

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52 laps on those mediums. Tire management god.

Yeah McLaren proved you can use Mercedes parts and succeed without building another fucking Mercedes.

We all know that the customer cars at the end of the day will have to resolve the same engineering issues that the works team does and so will be similar.

But the FIA came after Merc and Aston was just collateral damage. If it forces them to invest more into R&D/engineering going forward then so much the better.

Shame the Williams was so finicky around other cars. Really would have liked to see them fighting the p15-10 guys more.
 

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Perez was on 50 something lap old mediums during the race.

So what? Ibanez, Marshall DSL100 and 1960A, and the name is...
Michael - and he's a wee smasher!

My brother asked if that was after Jackson, Angelo or Romeo. All incorrect as it was the Office Space answer:

Bolton.
 

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If I was Mazepin father, I'd consider disinheriting Nikita. Just watched to highlights from FP1 & 2 and then had a look back at his career... he's either just completely hopeless or can't be bothered to put in any efford. It must be really embarrassing for him to meet anyone these days. "How's your son doing in F1?" "We do not talk about the one who drives behind Schumacher."
 

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he's either just completely hopeless or can't be bothered to put in any efford."

You forgot about the times he's being a complete dick on track as well :lol: He had quite a mass of penalty points on his F2 license. Mostly for really dangerous defensive movements not unlike the photo of Schumacher on Barrichello above.
 

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I really love races like that where a bold tactical choice results in someone having to reel them in before running out of laps.
Red Bull still not having their second driver be in a position to stop that happening though.

Bottas made himself look a bit pathetic by defending against Lewis a bit, but then Lewis just breezing by him in an actual overtake. Don't know what he was trying to achieve.
 

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Really enjoyable race for Catalunya. Great work by Lewis and Mercedes. Not sure what Valtteri thought he was going to achieve. Great drive again by Chuck, and Daniel looks like he needed a weekend at a familiar venue to get his eye in on the car. Real shame about Ocon though, drove really well and just ran out of tyres at the end. Same for Alonso and Russell. Red Bull have a lot of work to do if they want to win titles, specifically lifting whatever curse Daniel left on that second car.

Also good on FOM for adjusting the DotD result in time for the podium this week.
 

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At least these races are entertaining even if we just end up with another ham/ver/bot.
Hard to say if quick react 2 stop would have fared better for Max.
I want Max to win the championship, but it’s races like these that really show people that it’s not “just the car” for Lewis.
 

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Agreed. The fact that Lewis is being challenged, THEN he delivers really shows that he is consistent at his amazing skilled level. Like he’s just better than everyone, all the time. Would love to see Verstappen with more P1 finishes though.
 

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At least these races are entertaining even if we just end up with another ham/ver/bot.
Hard to say if quick react 2 stop would have fared better for Max.
I want Max to win the championship, but it’s races like these that really show people that it’s not “just the car” for Lewis.
Red Bull didn't have any medium tyres left, so they couldn't react immediately to Lewis pitting.
 

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Interesting (to me) observation: all WDC winners were out qualified by their teammate in Q1.

Max and Charlie into Sainte Devote could be spicy...
 


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