Grand Prix 2018 United States Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Olivier, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    I could have totally borrowed C_A_T’s last years’s writeup as it’s completely applicable to this year’s race. I would but I don’t as I have a ton of respect for our moderator and I owe to the site something new, even if I’m nursing a 40-degrees cold and I’m nursing a hernia. Sorry for the brevity of my article and I hope the race more than make up for it.

    America the land of opportunity and excess is the next stop the the F1 circus this year. With a shinny new Justice Kavanaugh in charge of waving the checkered flags (sorry he probably won’t), the few f1 fans left in the room cheer and wait in expectation to see if a nearly crowned leader Lewis Hamilton bagged the title (he probably has already). This put him ahead of Frenchman Alain Prost and tie in number of titles with Argentinean Juan Manuel Fangio. Quite the achievement. Mercedes a class on his field, even if he Ferrari is at least as fast, will see Bottas victorious as soon as the the title is settle. Vettel has singlehandedly managed to derail his own path to a 5th title by making a little too many mistakes.

    Let’s hope for a real old fashion show and a mano-a-mano between the 2 4-title champions rather than an anticlimactic “Bottas, Lewis is faster than you” affair like last race.

    Gentlemen, start your engines and Make Racing Great Again!
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
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  3. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Now Lewis needs a win with Seb 3rd or lower and he is world champion.
     
  4. Angel

    Angel Points Scorer Supporter

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    Yep, Hamilton already has one hand with a firm grip on the title.
     
  5. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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  6. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    Hamilton owns the track
     
  7. Titch

    Titch Smile Premium Contributor

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    Maybe the Mercedes will both loose all their wheels.
     
  8. Chasz

    Chasz Points Scorer

    They will certainly need to loosen their wheels if they are to have a chance of losing them. LOL
     
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  9. Hamberg

    Hamberg FOTA VIP, I've got the avatar to prove it :) Contributor

    As long as he’s wrapped it up by Brazil I’ll be good as not here for Abu Dhabi.

    Which makes me feel depressed the season end isn’t Brazil :(
     
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  10. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Happy to be me again Contributor

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    Feel better soon Olivier!

    If it's any consolation even with illness and injury your command of the English language is vastly superior to the Sky F1 commentators who are paid good money to do the job.
     
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  11. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    Thanks RasputinLives. I’m definitively not in a good place right now. After surgery I hope pain is not as bad.

    Thank you for your words. I know I can’t command Written English but as long as I can be understood, That’s all that matters! En tout cas bonne nuit
     
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  12. marksawatsky

    marksawatsky Points Scorer Contributor

    I really hope Lewis doesn't take his foot off the gas once he wins the title-it wasn't cool to see him just give up after winning WDC in 2015
     
  13. Angel

    Angel Points Scorer Supporter

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    Feel better soon Olivier and I hope the surgery goes really well for you.
     
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  14. Titch

    Titch Smile Premium Contributor

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    :p Lose
     
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    Another fantastic rain storm. They had one of the best a few years ago, with dancing drivers thrown in for good measure, very entertaining.
     
  16. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    Realised yesterday. if lewis wins it next sunday at least it will be entertaining & eventful race for Lewis. Because bar 2014 his other 3 have been won the very hard way

    2008 - we all know the final lap victory at interlagos

    2015 - won in changeable conditions where 12 finished. But 1 of most entertaining races of 2015

    2017 - title rivals collide at 1st corner & both have to come through the field & lewis reached 5th place required
     
  17. The Artist.....

    The Artist..... Champion Elect

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    I'm sorry, but this is hyperbole...

    2017 - Nonsense; Hamilton had the title wrapped up with a couple of rounds to spare... won in Mexico by finishing 9th; not exactly the hard way...

    2015 - Again, he won the championship with 3 rounds to spare; nothing "Hard" about that!
     
  18. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    I was talking about the 1 off race & how he clinched at that race. not championship as a whole, but thinking about it was 9th wasnt it because vettel wasnt on the podium
     
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  19. Angel

    Angel Points Scorer Supporter

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    Oh don't worry, I don't think it will go on that long. I wish it would, but I seriously doubt it will, unless Titch and her wheel losing by Mercedes idea comes into play.
     
  20. Angel

    Angel Points Scorer Supporter

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    Andrew Benson retweeted this:

    Points After Round 17 in 2017: Hamilton 331 Vettel 265
    Points After Round 17 in 2018: Hamilton 331 Vettel 264

    :o What are the odds? Can Vettel make it a different outcome this year? I'd love to think so but I have my doubts now after the way he's driven the last couple of races and how fast the Mercedes appaears to be.
     
  21. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    my point exactly. Different year, same outcome
     

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