Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by FB, Jun 10, 2018.
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But don't you reckon it's a track where aero isn't critical?
Kimi blows Q3 again. Seeya, it’s been... long.
Le Clerc into Q3, excellent, get in that red car.
Max beat Danny, tick.
Dominant Mercedes, congrats I guess. Is this the start of a dominant period? Looks ominous.
Don’t like this track, looks horrible on TV and you hardly ever see the fans, they look miles away from the track.
True but in their defence this wasnt ever built for an f1 race & that run off is because when testing you dont want gravel trap or short run offs to reduce any times you have to test
The track isn't good for me either, then again nor is Austen.
Yes, but you can change the dish to a 90cm one, still use the Sky LNB in the new arm and add the Astra1 arm, depends where you live and your view to the satellites the dish doesn't always have to be on the roof. Trees and other building though sometimes necessitates a higher mounting.
That is what I am guessing....so therefore I would assume that the teams would be closer together....not further apart.
Oh, and what a crap race.
Red Bull still miles ahead of the other two Renault engine teams
Ferrari still clear of its customers Haas and Sauber
Mercedes - the factory team is out the front , one of its customers is at the back with the same engine and the gap is 3 seconds
FB I think RasputinLives suggestion that engine suppliers needed to be independent from teams makes sense because the 3 teams in front are all benefitting from full factory engine benefits ( well Red Bull to a lesser extent)
1. Hamilton walked off comfortably to another win. He seems to have perfected this. Maintains a 2-3 second gap for the first 20 or so laps, making us wonder is something is wrong, and then as the car lightens, drives off to a safe distance.
2. How many people did Vettel hit? Three? Certainly it was lively watching him run back up the pack.
3. Raikonnen suddenly came alive late in the race and took third. Maybe he should race that way all the time.
4. Bottas is cursed. I still don't think he should really have the second seat at Mercedes, but he is certainly having enough back luck this year.
5. Grosjean is cursed....although it was mostly his own doing this time. Still does not have any points this season.
6. Verstappen, Ricciardo, Magnussen, Sainz, Hulkenberg all drove good races.
7. Ricciardo better sign a contract soon, as it appears that Verstappen is coming back on form, and it is not going to make Ricciardo look as good.
8. Leclerc is really something else.
9. There was lots of passing in lots of different places on the track, not just the DRS zones. Nice to see.
10. Will Mercedes have the edge in the next two races? If so, I fear the championship will slip out of reach of Vettel.
11. Where were the marbles? Were the tires so hard that we did not get a lot of them, making passing later in the race possible? If so....maybe the answer for now on is really hard tires.
Finally, it was nice to have Paul Ricard back. I missed it. Not my favorite track, but it feels like it belongs.
I would love to see some data on your point 9 though. The overtaking stats will be interesting as I can’t remember any more than 5 that weren’t DRS assists outside of lap one.
He's been equal to Hamilton so far this season, if not slightly better. What more do people want to see from him, some trash talking like Hamilton did whilst Rosberg was his teammate. He's quite a bore outside of the car, but at least he's no stick in the mud like Raikkonen.
Bottas, I did feel marginally sorry for him, as I did for Gasly and Ocon, these incidents happen in racing though. My cousin races an Austen A35 in the HRDC series and he's had crashes that weren't his fault either, sometimes these things just happen.
Austria next, a track where Hamilton doesn't usually go that well as I recall. Will it be enough for Vettel to claw back some points against him? Geez, I hope so!!!!!
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