Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Angel, Oct 21, 2018.
No use in getting pole, if you can't get off the line. He really showed him how to do a Webber.
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The Mercedes was brutal to its tyres again.
Both Ricciardo and Raikkonen only did 1 stop.
To be fair, given Danny's engine was going to self destruct, he went for it and won the only competition he could and nailed Max for pole.
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Clay Ricciardo must be wondering why all the bad luck is with him at the moment since announcing he is leaving Red Bull and even offered to let Gasly drive it
Get in Hamilton 5x world champion so weird to think he has now matched the great Juan Manuel Fangio, surely its now indisputable thats he should be considered up there as 1 of great sportsmen Britain has produced. although its only fair when we talked about Ferrari performance dip that we discuss Mercedes & how Ironically Lewis secured the title in his poorest performance all season. they came had 2 1-2s. then in US Ferrari had quicker car all weekend & then mexico comfortably 3rd best team, I strugging to remember the last time a Mercedes espically in the hybrid era was so off the pace & in bottas case even lapped, its unheard of, Off top of my head thinking maybe Spain 2013. when lewis got pole but finished 13th??
finally fair play to vettel, the title rivals both shown great respect off the track yesterday & how he congratulated the whole team. because to be a good winner you have to be a good loser. ive said before on race day at monza Ferrari were favourites to win this title. I was very worried. but forcing the issue at monza cost him the title
Good win by Max, felt bad for Ricciardo when his car failed AGAIN! Alonso must be wishing it was the end of the season as well the way it's going for him too.
he had issues with his car, I think that it's a bit harsh to criticise him for yesterday's race, ok the start wasn't great but it's not like 30 years ago when it was all down to the driver, nowadays it's mostly down to the car so maybe he had some issue because he was very slow off the line. Other than that I think that he drove well, he didn't overdo it when he had to scrub his tyres, pity that once again the car let him down.
Similarity with 2014 situation is remarkable (in some aspects). Ricciardo got a dose off when Vettel's car was a wreck, and DR was a prince of the moment. Difference however is, that Seb didn't run like lunatic around, making emotional statements after fact. I also have suspicion that DR is simply running away from his situation at RBR, whereas Vettel left for a job he always wanted, and which might prove yet to be his biggest disappointment.
Looking back on the season, Vettel can speculate and waste time in that endeavor what he would do differently, given a chance, but on the other hand I do suspect that, as Ecclestone suggested, something else went wrong with Ferrari management after Marcionne passing, otherwise Binotto would not be telling (allegedly) to Elkann "it's me, or him" (Arrivabene), but not both of us. Turbulent times at Maranello.
yeah that was painful & funny with title ramifications. lewis had that won like we all expected as long as he just finished because my mum was worried towards end. I said no need lewis has lapped 7th place driver.
Actually they were allowed to use their new wheel design this last race....and the Ferraris clearly had the advantage.
Izumi now he knows how Seb felt in 2014.
If Ricciardo did sit the last two races out and they did put Gasly in the Red Bull, I assume Kvyat would race in the Toro Rosso? Would Red Bull even allow him to do that given his contract? On the other hand, what's the point of putting a driver in a car if they don't want to be there anymore?
Izumi I'm not sure that RBR was so keen on keeping Vettel in 2014, it looked to me as if Vettel had become too big (and too expensive) for them. But yes the situation is strangely similar
Agree. It was clear that rooftops cry - we want to see another winner - that had some undocumented impact, and made RBR management uncomfortable. I had that feeling from early stages when Sebastian's car was more in repair shop than on the track.
Offer from Ferrari was god-sense for Vettel, altho after this season this sounds rather ironic. Vettel can look at this year as another character building year (not that he was so badly need of it).
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