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Il_leone

Champion Elect
https://uk.yahoo.com/sports/news/miserable-british-grand-prix-bookends-094909740.html

How about if LeClerc outclasses Vettel in the next round - the race where he was going to extend the championship over Hamilton who had qualified in 14th position last year

The race was Vettel's but indecision from the pitwall and panicking from Vettel lead to his error going off into the gravel and sensationally Hamilton came through and won taking the lead of the championship and never looked back

In 12 months
Hamilton has won 15 races
Nobody else has won more than 2 with Vettel's reputation battered pretty much every weekend

How things have changed for him in a year
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
Spotted an interesting article today: Red Bull questions FIA over Ferrari engine

Three theories are given as to why Ferrari is now faster:
1. Ferrari is generating more than the allowed kilowattage from the battery.
2. The engine is managing to store and then use extra fuel at certain moments between the mandatory sensors.
3. The engine is burning extra oil for a power benefit.

I gather any of these three actually violate the rules, at least in spirit. We shall see how this gets sorted out.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Well will they get thrown out of the championship and get $100 m fine :whistle::whistle::whistle:Or say they did not know about it and it was a rogue employee so send the mafia after them
 

Bill Boddy

Professional layabout
Contributor
Since it is Red Bull who have a history of muddying the waters it could just be that they have a more powerful engine. It can happen, you know.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
yeah red bull kings of the "illegal" loophole complaining is abit rich, but it could just be that the engine is quicker but also I hear them discuss this yesterday on sky f1 & how its the bodywork that most efficient because In the new rules they were trying to match the top speed they had from 2018
 

Johnny Carwash

Champion Elect
Contributor
Ferrari have comeback after the Summer break and have made the right strategy calls, have got a car that is now good on a high downforce track.Shame that it has come about 5 months to late.
 

Bernoulli

Spectator
I don't see an issue with Leclerc beating Vettel. He's been in F1 for one season and he came in as a driver of the next 'golden' generation. Hamilton beat Alonso in his first season too. Although it has to be said that arrived in F1 with at least a full season worth of testing ~4.000 km.
What's the deal with Vettel getting beaten by his teammate, Alonso, Hamilton, Button etc. nearly everyone has lost an inter-team battle.
 

Bill Boddy

Professional layabout
Contributor
It seems that having a budget cap will mean humans being replaced by machines again. I wonder if this has been thought through?
 

Bernoulli

Spectator
What would you have done differently?
There was an agreement between Vettel and Leclerc that if Vettel had the chance Leclerc should let Vettel pass to avoid a collision at the start. Leclerc couldn't close the gap to Vettel which eventually grew from 1.5 sec when Vettel was told to let him pass to 4 sec. They made the right call by undercutting Vettel to get Leclerc back in front of Vettel.
 

Johnny Carwash

Champion Elect
Contributor
I would have swapped the drivers around earlier before the pit stops and have Vettel cover off Hamilton and let Leclerc get away. The would of been no chance of Vettel being overtaking anyway as Ferrari are to fast down those long straights.
 

Bernoulli

Spectator
Leclerc wasn't fast enough to close the gap to Vettel and in the first few laps they didn't have the gap to Hamilton. You need to consider that the aim was to finish 1-2 Leclerc-Vettel not 1-3. Hamilton would have had the advantage over Vettel on the softer tyre.
It was unfortunate that the VSC came out and then the SC came out otherwise Leclerc would have won, Mercedes got lucky.
 
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The Artist.....

Champion Elect
Leclerc wasn't fast enough to close the gap to Vettel and in the first few laps they didn't have the gap to Hamilton. You need to consider that the aim was to finish 1-2 Leclerc-Vettel not 1-3. Hamilton would have had the advantage over Vettel on the softer tyre.
It was unfortunate that the VSC came out and then the SC came out otherwise Leclerc would have won, Mercedes got lucky.
The only reason the virtual safety car came out was because Vettel stopped in a stupid place.
 
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