Formula One thread

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by levijaymz, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. TheTrooper

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    It's not "bad" it's just immature.
    When he was trying to pass Ham on the outside I was thinking "Do you really believe a 4 time WC will let You make that move?"
    The incident with Vettel it's just stupid and poor judgment, at least he apologized.

    Such a slow race for 35 laps, and then BANG.
    Ricciardo is a legend, unbelievable overtakes.
     
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    I just feel like if someone like Daniil Kvyat, who was getting the most out of the cars he was given, had three races like Max has had, costing the team points, he'd have been booted out. He may only be 20, but he's running out of time to still get away with "young and immature". This is his fourth season. Alonso, Hamilton and Vettel all had a championship by the end of their fourth season, so inexperience isn't an excuse. You don't get time to grow up in F1, Kvyat was 21 when Red Bull began getting rid of him.

    This was a terrific race, though! Well done to Danny on a great drive.
     
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    Aye, great race. Delighted for DR, Red Bull and the championship!
     
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    Ok, so as someone that thinks F1 cars are awesome. What’s the best way to get into watching F1? (In the US if that matters).
     
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    The races are on ESPN if you want to watch the races. This year F1 has been doing great with their youtube channel, with good highlight reels of each race and for standout drivers.
     
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    Apparently the MGU-H has been killed for 2021. Between that and Sky's exclusive rights to the coverage beginning next year, I'll find it easy to stop watching.
     
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    Well done Baku!
     
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    Very well done Baku!
     
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    If they really wanted to promote overtaking and level the playing field, they should just run 20 races a year in Baku.
     
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    First race this season I could watch, definitly entertaining. Especially with that last safety car. I have to say though, you'd have to pay me a whole lot of extra money to drive in the same team as Verstappen. Who knows, Ricciardo might even have caught up to Bottas had Verstappen let him pass... it's OK if you do all you can to keep another driver behind you, maybe even to the point where you risk a crash, but if that other driver is your teammate (who also happens to be ahead of you in the drivers championship)... no way. Just tell him "Max, our backup driver will do the next two races, so you have a few weeks off. Use that time ;) " On the other hand, without those two crashing, we wouldn't have gotten that kind of finish :D
     
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    That's one way to do it I suppose
     
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    The Spanish Grand Prix will never be an exciting race.
     
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    I slept.
    Seriously, boring AF.
     
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    Did you guys see the F2 crash where the Halo did its job?
     
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    Yep, that was a strange accident
     
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    Oh it is so Ricciardo for the win today. Really hope so, if I'm honest.

    Max: sack. Kvyat was let go for less.
     
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    Daniel can't even have a boring easy win in Monaco!
     
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    I know! Delighted for him. Snoozefest, but unless there is rain or people start pinging off the track, that's Monte Carlo.
     
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    Yeah, pretty slow race, but all in all, happy for DannyRic.
    He was incredible, surely he's getting a new contract with RB, no chance they let him go.
    Verstappen.......I mean, great driver, but without that stupid error, RB would've been 1-2.
     
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    Okay, the Aero is officially becoming a problem when the Canadian GP, even with a 3rd DRS zone basically has no overtaking. Pretty boring and uneventful race after the start, top 3 team domination again, and the 1 stop becoming the default for most teams is really not helping.

    With that said, I guess it's good to see Max actually finish another race and on the podium no less. (thought the first few turns scrapping with Bottas might have been the end of it)

    Speaking of Bottas, I kinda feel bad for him, he's like the best 2nd place driver out there, seems like either pace or luck are against him at all times, and he showed he could defend today where it counted.

    Alonso...that's just sad, another DNF because of the damn car. If he wins in LeMans, would not be surprised to see him ditch F1 for Indy.

    Pretty boring races for LH and Ricc, the only thing that switched it up was pit strategy.

    Seems like between the Aero issues and the tire/fuel management these races are perhaps doomed to be a bit boring...
     
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