Grand Prix 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by FB, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    Vettel winning the race can't hide the fact that Ferrari managed to shot themselves in the foot. I hope The mechanic has a speedy recovery.

    "Apparently a shinbone and fibula fracture, our thoughts are with Francesco, stay strong #BahrainGP"
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  3. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

    Hamilton behaved as team player
  4. F1Brits_90

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    Today was better 1st 20 laps & final 7 were entertaining in between was back to normal but thats a good average i hope we get more Bahrain in Shanghai than melbourne. Overtaking was still hard, but at least possible albeit under DRS & Drivers could go through field unlike Australia where Bottas could do nothing. Strategy was intriguing between ferrari aborted 2 stopper on softs & mercs 1 stopping on mediums For me i was saying i wouldve brought vettel in on lap 46/47 for set of supersofts. So he would be the hunter not hunted

    Bottas drove very well hopefully back on form as he really did tail off in back end of 2017 but Driver of the day is Pierre Gasly, according to the you bet odds he was 3000/1 pre race. Unbelievable job to finish 4th in toro rosso & honda. Which i believe is toro rosso best result since hungary 2014 with verstappens 4th & best result for honda powered car for nearly a decade

    For me i think we should ban electronic pit systems & bring back lollipop man. 2 in Haas in Austraila & now kimi in bahrain. Too many errors need the human factor back at least hr can put lollipop back down As that looked painful a he dragged him down pit lane momentarily
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  5. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    F1Brits_90 Can Honda and Toro Rosso maintain that performance for China where long straights will test its straightline speed? We shall see
  6. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I don't believe in Zimmerman Contributor

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    I was very surprised to hear whatshisface and Herbert on Sky heaping praise for his move on Lewis that ended in a puncture. As much as I love some feisty moves i saw it and thought Max had gone too hard too early and needed to calm down slightly.

    Unless they were suggesting it was Hamilton's fault somehow? Max did but that was a bit silly.
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  7. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    Bottas made a critical error on the last lap, when entering the final DRS zone, by locking up, this giving Vettel the advantage and quite simply that’s what sets drivers like Vettel, Hamilton and Alonso apart from the Bottas’ and Räikkönens’ of this world. They have a killer instinct in those situations.

    Bottas drove a solid race, but nothing outstanding.
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  8. F1Brits_90

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    Yes next 2 circuits will show what is real 2018 honda as they big power circuits with longest straights in f1. I cant see how theyve made that big a jump in 3 months but we will see
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    Hamberg FOTA VIP, I've got the avatar to prove it :) Contributor

  10. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Well said, both in content and delivery.
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  11. dinsdale

    dinsdale Spectator

    Honda for Red Bull next year then.
  12. Titch

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    Mark Webber is a complete plonker
  13. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Was it good? Haven't seen it yet.
  14. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Yeah, it was ok actually.
  15. marksawatsky

    marksawatsky Points Scorer Contributor

    I haven't read through all the comments yet but how do you think the McLaren people feel about a Toro Rosso getting 4th with Honda power? It's got to be a punch to the gut, right?
  16. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    I really hope it is; and to Alonso...
    I know the Honda isn't up to scratch but I really didn't see any evidence over the last 3 years that either McLaren or Alonso were as good as they (and others) were making out.
  17. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I don't believe in Zimmerman Contributor

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    marksawatsky at their home grand prix too! I mention over in the China op that I believe Mclaren pitted Alonso in order to avoid the embarrassment of being passed by Gasly as well. He was on a two stop and had just got into the DRS zone when Fernando jumped in the pit surprisingly changing his one stop strategy to a two stop. He also pitted at the same time as Hulkenberg just in front of him which makes no sense as he was trying to pass him. At the time if they'd risked the one stop they could have been on for a 5th place. It all seems a bit suspicious to me. Maybe I have my tin foil hat on.

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