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

Discussion in 'Grand Prix Discussions' started by RasputinLives, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    F1Brits_90 Correction Vettel seemingly lost it in Singapore
     
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  3. marksawatsky

    marksawatsky Points Scorer Contributor

    I noticed during this weekend that nearly all the drivers have a press agent following them around with a microphone in their face while being interviewed by the media, and the cameramen are usually getting them in the shot. Seems like there could be a better way of doing this
     
  4. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see an attempt to amend the rules regarding weaving off the start, especially or only at street races where there is no run-off into turn 1. It would be wrong and futile, but wouldn't be surprised.
     
  5. TR

    TR Rookie

    [QUOTE="F1Brits_90, post: 328045, member: 4479]... but where did red bull pace go every time pack was closed up Lewis pulled away. which is strange as red bull were thrashing mercedes all weekend by constant 6/7tenths.[/QUOTE]

    I think that in part this was a consequence of the engine power deficit. Red Bull's pace advantage was set in mostly free air, allowing them to maximize their aero advantage. At the restarts, RIC was obviously in Hamilton's dirty air. At same time, HAM probably had his engine turned up to 11 at the restarts to pull out a lead.
     
  6. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Didn't Ricciardo have a gearbox issue most of the race?
     
  7. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Ricciardo almost retired with gearbox issue | PlanetF1
     
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  8. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Pole Sitter

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    i am fan of Lewis. but im gutted about vettels idiocy squeezing max. has ruined the championship & has robbed the fans of what was looking a fantastic title showdown in abu dhabi. like 2010 or 2014. instead barring mechicical issues will be realistically over by mexico & offically interlagos where a 6th place will be good enough
     
  9. Rutherford

    Rutherford Points Scorer

    He did well to hang onto P2 then.
     
  10. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #bringbackmaldo Valued Member

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    vintly - Such an amendment would be ultra stupid considering the huge run off at turn one in Singapore.
     
  11. Rutherford

    Rutherford Points Scorer

     
  12. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Interesting comments from Lewis about the start line crash. He was saying that when you go off the grid from pole that you can't initially see the guy in 2ND place. He says your natural instinct is to come across and cover your ground and it's only then you can see them. He suggests that's what Vettel did and by the time he could see where everyone was it was too late.

    It's an interesting view and if you do look at Hamilton's starts he does move across as well (maybe not as much as Vettel) so makes sense.

    In all the big start line crashes I can remember there has always been a fast starting car coming down the far side of the track to where the pole man sits (perfectly fairly) that has caught people out.

    As much as people like to have a bad guy for every incident I think this one sits squarely in the racing incident section.

    I guess that doesn't make as good headlines as 'Vettel fears Verstappen' though.
     
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  13. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    I recall one of the drivers started to use Indy car style spotters at one point. Maybe worth a go, one for the teams to look at?
     
  14. cousinDave

    cousinDave Rookie

    Yeah, I remember that, though I can't recall the driver. I think it was Grosjean or Sato.
     
  15. Mezzer

    Mezzer A fine chap if ever there was one. Contributor

    Came across this totally by accident but entertained me based on what happened last weekend ...
     

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