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Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:41 pm
by Bodacious Benny
Enjoyed that. Agree with brundle, remove some of the downforce to give drivers less grip and make them really drive the cars.

Hamilton showing again he can win races in absolutely any conditions, any track, against any opposition. He’s in a league of one. Utter domination, nobody is anywhere near to his levels right now and he’s done it in different cars in different F1 eras.

Find any record and he matches or beats it. Best ever.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:44 pm
by Blue & Maroon
Hamilton earned that. What a drive. Big thumbs up to Perez, Seb, Leclerc, Sainz and Norris.

Sort of racing we all want. Low grip, big ball, tyre management, brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Feel for Stroll but maybe he dug his own grave.

I hope 2022 gives us more like this but feel they've missed an opportunity next year not having more random races on tha calendar.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:05 pm
by Bodacious Benny
Yeah I’ve really enjoyed the random races and having more classic circuits back. You watch new ones like Paul Ricard and Abu Dhabi and you’re like what’s the point. There’s literally no jeopardy or risk of drivers going off other than losing a bit of time. Whereas Monza, Nurburgring, Spa, etc if you’re not on it and you get it wrong then you get punished. Never thought when I was growing up watching f1 that one day I’d miss gravel traps!

After a horrid season was quite nice to see Vettel back on the podium as chances are he won’t have many more.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:45 am
by Micky Quim
I was pleased for Perez. Bit of a f*** you to Racing Point. Stroll threw it away

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:59 am
by Bodacious Benny
I don't think he'd have gone on to win the race if he'd matched Perez strategy (look how badly Perez's pace fell off compare to Hamilton's) but he definitely cost himself a place on the podium.

Solid performance from Norris again.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:47 pm
by ALF
Was really good to see Seb get a podium, he's had a horrible season. Hamilton smashed it, how did he get so much life out of those tyres?!

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:45 am
by Micky Quim
ALF wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:47 pm
Was really good to see Seb get a podium, he's had a horrible season. Hamilton smashed it, how did he get so much life out of those tyres?!
Did you see them when he pulled up at the podium? They were fooked! He really had turned them into slicks, if it had rained he would have been off the track

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:03 am
by Bodacious Benny
Yeah that was the risk as if it did rain and he was at the wrong part of the circuit i.e. some distance from the pits then he could easily gone off track or lost heaps of time. But given that the Championship was won (several months ago...) they had nothing to lose really by keeping him out and he was happy to do that. If it had been one or two races to go with a close title fight and he only needed p2 or p3 to secure the title they probably would have played it safe.

Only 3 races left now, all in the Middle East so probably time to say farewell to any hopes of good races. I'm sure there must have been a good race in Bahrain or Abu Dhabi before but I can't recall any / many.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:31 pm
by overseasTOON
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:03 am
Yeah that was the risk as if it did rain and he was at the wrong part of the circuit i.e. some distance from the pits then he could easily gone off track or lost heaps of time. But given that the Championship was won (several months ago...) they had nothing to lose really by keeping him out and he was happy to do that. If it had been one or two races to go with a close title fight and he only needed p2 or p3 to secure the title they probably would have played it safe.

Only 3 races left now, all in the Middle East so probably time to say farewell to any hopes of good races. I'm sure there must have been a good race in Bahrain or Abu Dhabi before but I can't recall any / many.
The last good race in Bahrain was Hamilton and Rosberg going side by side for almost a lap and then remaining quite close; trying to out brake each other.

Abu Dhabi has never had an exciting race because the circuit is s***