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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:40 pm

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by ALF » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:57 pm

I didn't bother watching it. The races always get a bit tedious for me at this part of the season.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by PTAO? » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:33 pm

Great race, loved watching the midfield battle, and Bottas chasing down Hamilton was incredible

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:32 pm

I thought there were large patches of not too much going on. With his fresh tyres it was an inevitability that Bottas would catch Hamilton.
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:34 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
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I thought there were large patches of not too much going on. With his fresh tyres it was an inevitability that Bottas would catch Hamilton.
Brave attempt by Hamilton to snatch the win but there was no chance Mercedes were going to enforce team orders in that situation with Bottas in the faster car. The memories of the reaction by a US crowd to Ferraris staged win at the Brickyard still looms large with the F1 owners.

Ferrari were surprisingly off pace given that Leclerc and Bottas went to the same strategy and Bottas just pulled away after the first pit stops.

Thought Albon had a good race though. From 6 to bottom and finishing 5th.

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Post by Micky Quim » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:34 am

Ferrari have been found to be cheating using fuel flow, reported by Red Bull ironically, and since been told not to do it have been slow

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by PTAO? » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:49 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:32 pm
I thought there were large patches of not too much going on. With his fresh tyres it was an inevitability that Bottas would catch Hamilton.
Honestly, turn 12-15 was non-stop action. The Williams going at each other early on, Norris/Ricciardo on and off throughout the race, Albon getting a lot of good overtakes, Kimi/Hulk swapping positions multiple laps in a row, the two RPs and Giovinazzi, Kyvat and Perez, and the two Haas battled out there too, of course Bottas steaming through and getting Hamilton, reckon Verstappen would have got him too if not for the yellows. The only boring race was Leclerc's.
Bottas catching Lewis was inevitable because he was that much faster all weekend. Hamilton didn't have a chance.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:47 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/50388587

No great surprise, Red Bull sticking with Albon for 2020. He's done a very solid job since replacing Gasly (regular top 6).
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:43 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/50388587

No great surprise, Red Bull sticking with Albon for 2020. He's done a very solid job since replacing Gasly (regular top 6).
I know someone involved with Red Bull who said the decision was based on Albon closing the feedback loop quicker.

Whilst Gasly was decent, getting feedback was slow as he'd only volunteer information when asked. As an example after an installation lap; Gasly would hop out the car and state the car felt good and wait until an engineer asked him what happened at turn x. Albon is straight out the car and tells the engineers about turn x so gives them added time to investigate and rectify the set up.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:01 pm

Makes a massive difference when you’re dealing with such small margins.
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:11 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
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Makes a massive difference when you’re dealing with such small margins.
Very true. If you spend 20 minutes between FP1 and FP2 trying to ask salient questions then you've lost that ability to tweak the car then FP2 could be a write off.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by PTAO? » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:21 am

overseasTOON wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:47 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/50388587

No great surprise, Red Bull sticking with Albon for 2020. He's done a very solid job since replacing Gasly (regular top 6).
I know someone involved with Red Bull who said the decision was based on Albon closing the feedback loop quicker.

Whilst Gasly was decent, getting feedback was slow as he'd only volunteer information when asked. As an example after an installation lap; Gasly would hop out the car and state the car felt good and wait until an engineer asked him what happened at turn x. Albon is straight out the car and tells the engineers about turn x so gives them added time to investigate and rectify the set up.
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I know someone at Red Bull who said it's because Gasly just wasn't pushing the car after the incidents in preseason.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:02 pm

Good strategy call from Ferrari shocker!!

Edit: Nope

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:49 pm

That was rather tasty!
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Micky Quim » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:59 pm

Stewards bottled giving Seb more points on his license. Clearly his fault and dangerous

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:15 pm

I dunno, he moved across but the contact was minimal. You see harder contact between two cars and they both carry on fine.
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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by PTAO? » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:41 pm

Yeah Vettel moved across to get the racing line and squeeze Leclerc, but it's not like he suddenly jerked into him. Vettel initiated it but Leclerc could easily have avoided him if he wanted.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:45 pm

Gutted for Albon. So, so close to the podium after a great drive.

Last few laps were nuts with six drivers going hell for leather for a top 3 finish and ended up in chaos.

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Re: The F1 Thread

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:02 pm

Did Hamilton gets points on his licence for the incident with Albon?

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