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

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by RasputinLives, May 14, 2018.

  1. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    That is monaco should always stay. As that qualifying that i just caught up on because of work, Was spectacular to watch the cars on edge. Riccardio to go under 1:11 was brilliant to watch

    Interesting that the "greatest pole lap" at 1988 monaco gp from Senna was technically the only mclaren with a GP2 engine;). As that lap was 1:23.998 & this weekend f2 pole lap was 1:21.727. The rate of progress in motorsport
     
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  3. Galahad

    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    They would be insane to ditch him, completely insane.

    Every year we get this speculation about driver changes and hardly anyone moves anywhere. Even the logical moves don't happen (hi Kimi)!
     
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  4. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    I don't think they'll ditch him but he's really helping Danny Ric's contract negotiations right now.
     
  5. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    They aren’t going to ditch Verstappen. When he accepts that he has things to work on, he’ll be brilliant.
     
  6. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    So, should I have a nap now or wait until the race starts? :D
     
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  7. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    David Coulthard really hasn't got over being held up by that Arrows all those years ago has he?

    All race long he praised the so called slower cars for letting the so called faster cars through because they were not in the same race.

    May I just say "bullshit" David.

    Also, Ocon, I'm very, very disappointed. Did they tell you Bottas may not be in a Merc next year? For one thing, it won't be you if he isn't mate. Hamilton is grateful though.
     
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  8. Titch

    Titch Smile Premium Contributor

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    Been away for the week, just back, was it a good race?
     
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  9. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    Monaco, Monaco. Monaco is what Monaco is, Monaco, Monaco ...
     
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  10. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    cider_and_toast - I wonder if Force India’s engine contract just got cheaper.
     
  11. Mezzer

    Mezzer A fine chap if ever there was one. Contributor

    I stayed up far too late last night and I literally fell asleep during the GP. The good news is that nothing happened in the 30 minutes I napped... :(
     
  12. cousinDave

    cousinDave Rookie

    ... nothing significant happened in the other 60-odd minutes either.
     
  13. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    I didnt mind it Austraila & Spain were far worse . Sometimes in sport. Its not what is happening but what could happen & to appriache the skill from Riccardio. To race without mgu-k & 7th/8th gear. Still keep the contrention to keep it out of the barriers & fend of vettel challenge despite being 45 kmh down on the straight was impressive

    Although i will say 78 laps is too long. Maybe it could be shorten or as a 1 off maybe 2 shorten races
     
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  14. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Hamilton said: "We were just cruising around from lap six, literally cruising. So it wasn't really racing.

    "If that was exciting for you to watch, no problem."

    Alonso, giving his reaction to the race, said: "Extremely boring. This is probably the most boring race ever."

    Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton & Fernando Alonso critical of 'most boring race'

    Yeh that sums it up for me too.
     
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  15. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Funny how they never said that about races they won?
     
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  16. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    If Hamilton was 'literally' cruising then how come later on he said he didn't have the pace to keep up with Ricciardo and Vettel?
     
  17. Titch

    Titch Smile Premium Contributor

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    I’m glad I missed it then I see nothing positive above. Except of course my man (Dan) won.

    LOL
     
  18. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    I' probably being harsh, but experience has taught me that you can drop your pace at Monaco massively without being at risk of being overtaken. So with Danny R have g a power issue which cost him 2 seconds a lap I don' see how this can be eulogised in the same way as schumi in Spain or some others. It was Monaco. Let me see him cope as well in Canada. If he did the race on 3 wheels, with no front wing or such then well done otherwise stop trying to tell me this was a miraculous drive.
     
  19. dinsdale

    dinsdale Spectator

    Watched the whole race and thought it was quite good, despite some of the obvious negatives that could be said on paper.

    I enjoyed it all the way through. There was always the suspense of Ricciardo not being able to hold onto the lead; there was Verstappen carving through from the back - would he crash? There was the Leclerc brake failure; the in-car footage was great, and I thought the commentary was very good.

    The Ocon wave-through of Hamilton was disgusting, though. The low point of the race.
     
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  20. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    RasputinLives - And how come we had to listen to about half an hour straight of him moaning about the tyres? It’s almost like he’s a hindsight strategist...
     
  21. Fenderman

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    :thinking: Maybe, just maybe, The Ham wanted to race instead of dawdling around trying to preserve a set of dodgy boots? :thinking:
     
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