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Featured Grand Prix 2018 Spanish Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by cider_and_toast, May 3, 2018.

  1. sobriety

    sobriety Podium Finisher

    Catalyuna - 'Spain-ish'
     
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  3. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Pole Sitter

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    this looking a very painful weekend for Williams. currently 19th & 20th, very slow. so much that sirokin was 8 tenths off on supersofts & kubica said "It's difficult to say that it was enjoyable because our car balance was very bad and it was very difficult to drive, so it was difficult to enjoy it,
     
  4. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

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  5. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    We need to start playing F1 2018 practice bingo.

    "The Ferrari's look well off the pace"

    Check.

    "McLaren really look like they've improved"

    Check

    "Looks like the Red Bulls could really challenge for pole this weekend"

    Check.

    "Bottas just doesn't have the pace of Hamilton"

    Check

    "Kimi looks like the Ferrari driver with the pace this weekend"

    Not check! Dam one away from a full house.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2018
  6. Titch

    Titch Mine is the best pink car on the track. Premium Contributor

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    I thought the view from Mercedes was that Bottas and Hamilton were fairly equally paced at the moment. I was only partially listening though.
    :D
     
  7. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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  8. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    F1Brits_90 It is easy to point the finger at Paddy Lowe but if there is one track that exposes if a car has poor aerodynamic grip its Barcelona.

    Williams refuse to point the fingers at their drivers but they are last in the constructors which is where I predicted them might be fighting with Sauber and Toro Rosso.

    Apparently Lawrence Stroll has suggested Williams model itself on Haas and buy parts from Mercedes:whistle::thinking: but Damon Hill thinks quite rightly that it would be such a bad idea to be a Mercedes B team because Williams will never be the team it once was

    :teary:

    This is truly a sad sight to a legendary team of F1. The only real hope Williams has is to get itself a works engine deal but that would eventually lead to the team disappearing from F1 I just don't see Claire Williams able to want to carry on the team her father created for the long term.
     
  9. Il_leone

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    I almost forgot this was the worst race or one of the most boring races to watch for many years as it was impossible to overtake even with the DRS although last year Hamilton pulled off a great win to beat Vettel
     
  10. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    Anyone got a clip of Magnussen almost running off LeClerc on the straight
     
  11. F1Brits_90

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    thats hartley out of qualifying as I cant see how they can fix that car in 2hours. the back end is pretty wrecked

    edit - any slight hope, they had just gone as the engine just comically fell off when being lifted by recovery truck. might even be as much as a new chassis for the race

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    Last edited: May 12, 2018
  12. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    That's a wreck I am starting to think Hartley is just is not cut for F1, he's making headlines for the wrong reason be it his team's fault or his own

    The car is going to take 6- 8 hours to rebuild so that is him out of quali
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    Look who are at the bottom of the timesheets :rolleyes: Williams and using the same engines as the fastest car which just shows how terrible that car is. We are not talking about a few tenths .. it is a gap to even Sauber
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2018
  13. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    Remember in pre season testing Mercedes were doing long runs on the medium tyre and were consistently quick as teams who were using softer sets

    I think that data is paying off for them
     
  14. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

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  15. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    Ferrari used a lot of sets in practice
     
  16. F1Brits_90

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    everyone of an age id say mid 20's + wants Williams to do well because they remember the glory days. ive never had a go at paddy lowe. ive been 1 of Williams biggest critics since 2015 & I think I said that I would avoid the 2017 Williams drive with a bargepole because i think at some point on wlliams thread that since hybrid era started. ibegan to notice that further ferrari & renault closed the horsepower gap the worse Williams performed as customer teams with better chassis's overtook them . The huge advantage Mercedes engine had 2014 & 2015 papered over the cracks which they are now paying the price for not solving them when they had the time. Beligium last season was lowest point. A power track with best engine but yet both Williams were both outqualified by the McLaren Hondas
     
  17. olegg

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  18. olegg

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    Soft for Ferrari and Red Bull is better than SuperSoft is ...
    It is very strange
     
  19. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

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  20. Chasz

    Chasz Points Scorer

    Tight qually!
     
  21. Galahad

    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    The new McLaren has got them within a second of the Red Bulls - bravo! Now if those plucky folks from Woking can overcome the might of Haas we'll really be in business.
     
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