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Re: Formula 1 - 2018

Post by Nath on Mon 28 May 2018, 10:41

Dello wrote:Has there ever been a more stark distinction between the hype of an event and the actual reality of it?

The Monaco Grand Prix is always promoted as F1's glamour race, but it's always total shite.
A procession of cars too big for the tiny roads, tip-toeing around, trying to avoid the barriers.

It's how I imagine a GP series would look if it were exclusively raced by pensioners on mobility scooters.

that's every F1 race these days. so boring!
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Post by beamer on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 20:10

Monaco is about crashes and breakdowns, as opposed to overtaking... I’ve been saying for years, F1’s biggest problem as a spectacle is reliability, made worse by the way they penalise them with grid penalties for mechanical failures.

Anyway, Vettel takes pole in Canada, with Vercrashen avoiding the wall of champions to push Lewis down to fourth.

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Post by lardbucket on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 10:37

The usual top drivers dominate through avoiding accidents ... this time Vettel and Bottas lead Verstappen and Riccardo home, with Hamilton and Kimi rounding out the top 6.

It's almost sad to see McLaren and Williams down at the back of the grid.

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Post by Bradman on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 10:52

Yeah well put some more into engineering rather than electronics and robot drivers
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Post by Bradman on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 10:53

Yeah well put some more into engineering rather than electronics and robot drivers
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Post by Big Dog on Fri 03 Aug 2018, 12:57

Looks like dan the man is going to Renault next season. He must really like their Shyte engines.
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Post by Bradman on Fri 03 Aug 2018, 13:06

I thought he'd be snapped up by others.
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Post by beamer on Fri 03 Aug 2018, 13:11

Well, there’s no vacancy at Mercedes, and Vettel wouldn’t have him at Ferrari. Anything else is a downward step. Looks like an Alonso-style career move that’s going to leave him stuck in the midfield.

Who gets the Red Bull drive then? Sainz’s stock has fallen somewhat this year, is Gasly up to a promotion at this stage, will they pluck another raw youngster pretty much straight out of karting? Can’t see them recruiting a veteran, it’s not the way they do things. Although Max alongside the “old and slow” Alonso would be interesting...

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Post by Bradman on Thu 09 Aug 2018, 01:06

Vettel is a total farkwit.
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Post by beamer on Tue 04 Sep 2018, 19:22

Lando Norris to double the British contingent in F1 next season. He denies being named after a Star Wars character, as do his brothers Obi-Wan, Jar-Jar and Yoda.* Anyway, may the force be with him. He’ll need it, at McLaren these days.

*That last part may not necessarily be true

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Post by vilkrang on Sat 15 Sep 2018, 18:52

If Vettel doesn't come back to win the championship this year then I'll always remember him as a bottler when under pressure. He completely threw it away last year and he should already be ahead this year.

He had easily the best car for each of his world titles and quite frankly it's astonishing how close Alonso was to beating him on a few occasions with an inferior car.

He probably has the best car this year and it was 50/50 last year and he looks like he is throwing it away again.

He is definitely at best the next tier down from Alonso and Hamilton, it's a shame that history will suggest he was a better driver than Alonso when looking at their numbers.

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Post by beamer on Sat 15 Sep 2018, 19:47

Alonso just kept making the wrong move at the wrong time, whereas Vettel has a habit of landing on his feet, car-wise.

It will be interesting to see how Leclerc pushes him next season, he's been in a comfort zone with Kimi never really threatening him.

I think the best five of modern times (i.e. the years I'm old enough to remember!) are Senna, Schumacher, Prost, Hamilton and Alonso.

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