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A very amazing race is expected to say the very least.
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I'm feeling some hardcore Verstappen-Ricciardo action for tomorrow with Ferrari getting involved later. Let's see.
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The dominance of the Mercs over Red Bull is striking as I expected Red Bull to be much closer here.
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UnlikeUday wrote:The dominance of the Mercs over Red Bull is striking as I expected Red Bull to be much closer here.
Mercedes have got to be sweating. Who will challenge them other than themselves? Hamilton and Rosberg out up front, alone, with the track all to themselves for a duel in the British desert.

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Prediction

Dry race - Hamilton win
Full wet race - Hamilton win
Mixed conditions - rosberg

Just watched last year's UK gp, Nico was impressive in those conditions, kept the tyres alive much better than Hamilton. Also his us gp performance last year

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you r joking int ya , Hamilton is the mixed conditions king

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It wouldn't surprise me to see Verstappen lead at the start while the Merc guys worry about covering each other off while not making contact.

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He wasn't in UK last year or us last year hence the prediction

Even of max does take the lead at the start, he will be passed quickly unless it's damp/wet

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any chance for rain during the race this afternoon? :?:
too fast to slow down

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Revised Grid
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing
5 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams
7 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso
8 Nico Hulkenberg Force India
9 Fernando Alonso McLaren
10 Sergio Perez Force India
11 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari *
12 Felipe Massa Williams
13 Romain Grosjean Haas
14 Esteban Gutierrez Haas
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso
16 Kevin Magnussen Renault
17 Jenson Button McLaren
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault
19 Rio Haryanto Manor
20 Pascal Wehrlein Manor
21 Felipe Nasr Sauber
22 Marcus Ericsson Sauber **

* five-place penalty for a gearbox change
** pit lane start for new chassis
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Should be an excellent race, hoping for good reliability all round. Even the Mercedes, they'll run away with it off course, but it'll be interesting to see how the team handles everything. If the race is decided by blown engines that will be a massive waste of potential.

Mercs off on their own in the distance. RBR on the second grid, they don't have the power to challenge in a normal race, but in wet they're in the box seat. Raikkonen will more than likely have a good start and make things interesting. Bottas, Sainz, Hulkenberg and Perez are all in cars that are about as as each other but how about that pace in completely different ways. Alonso seems out of place and who knows what he will manage in the race. And then to top it off Vettel will be out of the top ten and fighting hard to get back to the front.
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As I can't be bothered to stay up until the middle of the night to watch the race live, I look forward to reading the comments on this thread tomorrow morning before deciding whether to watch the race repeat :) .

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LKS1 wrote:As I can't be bothered to stay up until the middle of the night to watch the race live, I look forward to reading the comments on this thread tomorrow morning before deciding whether to watch the race repeat :) .
This is a thought process that I absolutely cannot fathom. It makes 0% sense to me
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mcdo wrote:
LKS1 wrote:As I can't be bothered to stay up until the middle of the night to watch the race live, I look forward to reading the comments on this thread tomorrow morning before deciding whether to watch the race repeat :) .
This is a thought process that I absolutely cannot fathom. It makes 0% sense to me
It didn't to me (many years ago) either :( .

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I don't think that Hamilton will have it that easy today, specially at the start. Plus the tyres will play the big role today, Pirelli issued a big warning about the life of the tyres in laps, first time ever, I think. Any mixed conditions will just be a gamble, so let's wait and see. I just hope it will not be snorefest like some high profile races this year.
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Andy2402 wrote:Prediction

Dry race - Hamilton win
Full wet race - Hamilton win
Mixed conditions - rosberg

Just watched last year's UK gp, Nico was impressive in those conditions, kept the tyres alive much better than Hamilton. Also his us gp performance last year
Based on last year, yes :thumbup:

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slide wrote:you r joking int ya , Hamilton is the mixed conditions king
Is that a language you're speaking?

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Nice load of rain falling on Silverstone at the moment.
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Can anyone tell me if there is a genuine reason that the pit lane at Silverstone goes down a slope so it's much lower than the race track?

I'm thinking it's some designer trying to do something original, or it could be that they didn't want someone with a ticket worth hundreds and hundreds of pounds being able to actually see a pit stop. Keep them hidden so only the VIP's can see them!
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Asphalt_World wrote:Can anyone tell me if there is a genuine reason that the pit lane at Silverstone goes down a slope so it's much lower than the race track?

I'm thinking it's some designer trying to do something original, or it could be that they didn't want someone with a ticket worth hundreds and hundreds of pounds being able to actually see a pit stop. Keep them hidden so only the VIP's can see them!
The pitlane is flat, it's the track that goes uphill.

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The Merc who is leading after the first few corners will win the race. I'm hearing a one stop race and with no change in strategy that will be the race sorted.
If Hamilton gets a bad start even if he is the faster driver today I very much doubt there will be an overtaking opportunity for either Merc.
With Hamilton's starts being so inconsistent that's what makes the races so nervy or excitement depending on the fan.
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Completely unrelated to the race... But the great British bake off has completely reprogrammed my brain on what to expect to come after "great br_" I keep reading in the fox sport guide "F1: Great British qualifying" and "F1: great British bake race"

It's broken my brain.
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GingerFurball wrote:
Asphalt_World wrote:Can anyone tell me if there is a genuine reason that the pit lane at Silverstone goes down a slope so it's much lower than the race track?

I'm thinking it's some designer trying to do something original, or it could be that they didn't want someone with a ticket worth hundreds and hundreds of pounds being able to actually see a pit stop. Keep them hidden so only the VIP's can see them!
The pitlane is flat, it's the track that goes uphill.
So a shocking location for the new complex or a complete lack of thought about the landscaping then.
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Blackhander wrote:Completely unrelated to the race... But the great British bake off has completely reprogrammed my brain on what to expect to come after "great br_" I keep reading in the fox sport guide "F1: Great British qualifying" and "F1: great British bake race"

It's broken my brain.
I hope I'm wrong this year, but the bake off often has more drama than some GP's.
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LKS1 wrote:
mcdo wrote:
LKS1 wrote:As I can't be bothered to stay up until the middle of the night to watch the race live, I look forward to reading the comments on this thread tomorrow morning before deciding whether to watch the race repeat :) .
This is a thought process that I absolutely cannot fathom. It makes 0% sense to me
It didn't to me (many years ago) either :( .
Apologies, maybe we're at different stages in life and I hadn't figured that out. I still have full control over when and where I get to watch a race (for now!), I understand that's not possible for everyone. But if it's simply down to deriving entertainment from F1 itself - this season is a great watch!
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Crystal ball: Raikkonen and Bottas to jump RIC on lap 1, Max to challenge at least one of the Mercs with possible contact resulting.
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Asphalt_World wrote:Nice load of rain falling on Silverstone at the moment.
Ah, well that's answered my question. I live about 40 miles away and it was chucking it down yesterday during qualy and it's just stopped raining here again now...
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Covalent wrote:
slide wrote:you r joking int ya , Hamilton is the mixed conditions king
Is that a language you're speaking?
Not only is it grammatically incorrect, but factually as well - Button!
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ALESI wrote:
Covalent wrote:
slide wrote:you r joking int ya , Hamilton is the mixed conditions king
Is that a language you're speaking?
Not only is it grammatically incorrect, but factually as well - Button!
:thumbup:

Hamilton is full wet king
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Banner at Silverstone

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Spots of rain in the pitlane

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Looks dry to me
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ALESI wrote:
Covalent wrote:
slide wrote:you r joking int ya , Hamilton is the mixed conditions king
Is that a language you're speaking?
Not only is it grammatically incorrect, but factually as well - Button!
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Hope the rain holds off until the race is underway. Can't be bothered to watch cares follow the safety car round on a moist track.

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Clarky wrote:Banner at Silverstone

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Ha ha. Excellent.

I am super excited about this race. Just a few minutes.....

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Heavier rain now :D

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Here comes the safety car.

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looking at the few drops on the grid now I put 100 bucks it will start under safetycar!

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Full wets probably by the looks of it, but 20 mins to stop/dry :D

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