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Grand Prix 2017 Russia Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Grand Prix Discussions' started by Speshal, Apr 19, 2017.

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  1. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    Unnecessary 'm' in the penultimate word there FB ;)
     
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  3. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    LOL

    I have to say though, I was on the edge of my seat for the last 20 odd laps so oodles of overtakes do not make a great race.
     
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  4. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I feel the complete opposite. If there are no overtakes then it wasn't a race. A farce yes. Race, no.
     
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  5. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Pole Sitter

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    Delighted for bottas. What a nice guy & made a cracking start, built a great gap. Then defended so well under such immense pressure made worse by the pressure going for maiden victory & flatspots. Remember button says bang & knocks you would never normally hear become deafening. But for the race the last 15 laps were good but It was good job that vettel took 10 laps longer to pit because that was 34 laps of absoulte nothing before then

    Very weird for lewis, because as i put above normally his mental state or car that lets him down but he as just not had the pace all weekend & as final sector has been his nemasis all weekend. Grosjean was completely at fault for me as he was never going to make the move on palmer stick. He already had all 4 wheels on the kerb when he tapped palmer to spin him around to then ram grosjean

    Also interesting fact i worked out that providing its 20 race season in 2018 russian gp could be venue for the 1000th gp. As will be the 4th gp of 2019
     
  6. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    He missed Nico setting the car up for him :D
     
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  7. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Really pleased for Bottas today. We had 4 drivers with pretty equal equiptment and he showed on his day he can go out and beat the big names. Good stuff. Hopefully he'll get a bit more respect from media and internet forums alike now.
     
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  8. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    That was very impressive from Bottas and even after the race he did not go all cock a hoop about it but kept his head down and saw it as a building block to bigger things when he was interviewed. It was all very Finnish

    That will not be his last victory and I think that has reduced Alonso's chances of landing a Mercedes drive significantly for 2018.

    Suddenly Mercedes have a real problem to think about managing both drivers challenging for the title against Vettel now

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  9. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    If Hamilton keeps on losing 0.6 seconds per lap then there will be no problem. However that does seem rather unlikely.

    But the thing that does concern me is that Verstappen was in fifth place 60 seconds behind; that is roughly 1.2 seconds per lap. Making that gap up will take some very hard work indeed and this is Red Bull who are one of the richest teams in the field. The rest stand no chance whatsoever.
     
  10. LifeW12

    LifeW12 Podium Finisher

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    What was the final overtaking number, I can't see the threads.
     
  11. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Big fat duck egg.
     
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    LifeW12 Podium Finisher

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    :bawl::bawl:
     
  13. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    I seem to have missed out on something. Oh, yes.

    Congratulations to Bottas on a well earned maiden victory, he had the drive to go into the lead at the start then built on it steadily bit by bit. He held on to the finish, making one minor error in the whole race. I am sure that there are more to come.
     
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  14. F1Brits_90

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    heres a great stat ive found the last time Bottas won a race, guess who was 3rd

    Rio Haryanto
     
  15. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    Barry Manilow!?
     
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    Olivier Race Winner

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  17. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    I think he means Simon Le Bon/Durran Durran. To be fair he's not wrinkly old and jaded like us so 80s music must not be high on F1Brits_90 priority list.
     
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  18. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Official results are in and there was 1 overtake! Wherlein passed Ericsson on lap 5. Certainly my highlight of the race.
     
  19. F1Brits_90

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    I was born in 1990. So might have got it confused. LOL:facepalm:

    Wasnt barry manilow the original version of her name is rio & she dances on the sand" That the fans renamed "his name is rio & hes beached it in the sand" or have i got confused with copacobana

    Or is it neither LOL
     
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  20. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    You have got confused with Copacobana (the song in which someone is brutally murdered, to the lasting cost of his girlfriend's sanity, and Barry Manilow is absolutely sodding delighted by the sound of it).
     
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    Don't dis Barry!
     
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