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So @LandoNorris will actually start fifth not fourth because of the way penalties are applied.
A gap is left in the grid as each penalty is applied then the grid is closed up after all penalties
have been applied and as such @LewisHamilton starts 4th and not 5th.
Although we have a different driver on pole and a few cars out of position, compared to normal, I'm really struggling to build up any enthusiasm. Recorded the qualie and watched it later in the evening even though I could have stayed in and watched it live. The whole thing is just a bit dire, I hope this race proves me wrong.
So different from last weeks bore fest.So glad I wasn’t Ferrari that broke Mercedes run of victories. Even when they have the fastest car Ferrari still can’t bring it home for the win.Have to say though that Max Verstappens win today was a class effort by him.Also Lando Norris drove a really mature race also today.It would be great in a few years to have Verstappen, Le Clerc and Norris battling it out at the front.
For Verstappen entering right hander with excessive speed with a car under control, he had to end up with him gravitating towards outer edge, regardless how much space he had on his right, and it was inevitable that at some point he will cross path with Leclerc. Whether he should bear some or all responsibility for it is the question stewards should be looking at.
I think he should be responsible for his driving. That diving off his into turns without worrying about others is really questionable. He has done it to Vettel a few times already. Here he banged his wheels against Ferrari (I think 2x), which is another issue.
All those who defend Verstappen, try to substitute names like Hamilton in a red car, and Vettel (in RBR), and ask honestly yourself, whether you would be just as benevolent to Vettel, as you are to Verstappen. This might be a true test of your objectivity.
What's with Ferrari and Vettel? Bad strategy, bad tire, bad or rather botched pit stop, WTH?
Quite cirrect decision. With over 50,000 Dutch fans ready for them the stewards did the inly thibg that they could. Having mixed with the Dutch at Spa and the Nurburgring We always got on well with them but after seeing what they are capable of cowardice is understandable.