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So the big question in q3 is: can ferrari and merc higher engine modes cover verstappen’s pace.

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kleefton wrote:So the big question in q3 is: can ferrari and merc higher engine modes cover verstappen’s pace.

Max wants an extra warm-up lap for Q3 to emulate his Q2 exploits, where the double yellows caused him to abort a fast lap.

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Very close at the top!

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Renault reliability issues resurface yet again. It's like a flippin lottery but not in a good way.

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Max ruins Bottas' lap.

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That's pole for Verstappen
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Herb Tarlik wrote:Max ruins Bottas' lap.
It put Bottas off but I think it won't be viewed as a block I think he left enough room.
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I hope this quali stays like this to shake things up

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Max repeats his 1:16.5 using an extra warm-up lap (well he aborted a fairly fast lap later into the lap).

Big target for the rest.

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Max 9 tenths ahead of Dan!

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pokerman wrote:That's pole for Verstappen

Yep he has more pace in that car too. Didnt nail sector 3 on that last lap.

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ynot22 wrote:I hope this quali stays like this to shake things up
I think Bottas can get second
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The FIA is investigating Max.

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Absurd to even investigate it. Verstappen has to be somewhere.

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I don't think Max had anywhere better to go in those circumstances.
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MAX should be on the clear, Bottas messed up all alone there.

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Superb from Vettel.

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Unlucky for Verstappen, I think he will get away with the incident but still a bit naughty to back up.
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50 poles for Vettel. Well done.

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Vettel denies Verstappen his first pole position.

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Woah I couldn’t see anyone touching Verstappen for pole after those first runs. Looked like it was just a case of drivers not being able to get into the window for the tyres.

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Lol I predicted vettel would get pole here but it really was max’s to lose and he lost it.
Congrats to seb. Always there when it counts it seems.

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mikeyg123 wrote:Absurd to even investigate it. Verstappen has to be somewhere.
It's backing off from the flying lap that might be a problem to be investigated but I think he will be alright.
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The Ferrari has been the car to beat on the shorter, less engine dominaed tracks all year. Kudos to Vettel punting Max into P2.

2018 is going to be fascinating if Mercedes have to change their aero concept.
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Excellent lap from Vettel for pole.
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mikeyg123 wrote:Absurd to even investigate it. Verstappen has to be somewhere.
:thumbup: he put himself off the racing line and slowed so he wouldn’t interfere at the next corner. He couldn’t have done any more and it’s not his fault if Bottas locked up.

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Magnificent from Vettel to beat the "super annoyed" Max and Hamilton in his prime. One of the worst quali for Mercedes.

Back to Vettel - he did this in a champ way.
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F1Tyrant wrote:The Ferrari has been the car to beat on the shorter, less engine dominaed tracks all year. Kudos to Vettel punting Max into P2.

2018 is going to be fascinating if Mercedes have to change their aero concept.
The car has certain deficiencies
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Waiting to hear the penalty for Verstappen. I doubt it can be overlooked.
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Lt. Drebin wrote:Magnificent from Vettel to beat the "super annoyed" Max and sliding Hamilton. One of the worst quali for Mercedes,
Its another track were Mercedes just lack a bit.
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pokerman wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Absurd to even investigate it. Verstappen has to be somewhere.
It's backing off from the flying lap that might be a problem to be investigated but I think he will be alright.
I pretty sure you're allowed to back off a flying lap if you want to.... I've never heard of that being a problem before. He had backed off way before Bottas caught him. It's not unusual.

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So is the VER > RIC gap due to the upgraded engine? It's a solid upgrade if so

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veffy wrote:So is the VER > RIC gap due to the upgraded engine? It's a solid upgrade if so

And it's great news for Mclaren next year if it's the case

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Vettel and Verstappen destroyed their team-mates. The cars looked very balanced around the track. Mercedes showed excellent pace during long runs in practice so I think we'll have a three-way battle for the win.

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veffy wrote:So is the VER > RIC gap due to the upgraded engine? It's a solid upgrade if so

Maybe it makes up a couple of tenths?

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Fiki wrote:Waiting to hear the penalty for Verstappen. I doubt it can be overlooked.
Verstappen was off the racing line. Bottas screwed his lap by locking.

It's natural to blame one's mistake on another.
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mikeyg123 wrote:
pokerman wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Absurd to even investigate it. Verstappen has to be somewhere.
It's backing off from the flying lap that might be a problem to be investigated but I think he will be alright.
I pretty sure you're allowed to back off a flying lap if you want to.... I've never heard of that being a problem before. He had backed off way before Bottas caught him. It's not unusual.
Bottas would not have seen him before he came around the corner but like I say not an obvious block.
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Invade wrote:Vettel and Verstappen destroyed their team-mates. The cars looked very balanced around the track. Mercedes showed excellent pace during long runs in practice so I think we'll have a three-way battle for the win.
Kimi is such a non factor.

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Seb nailed two exceptionally technical tracks this year in Singapore and Mexico.

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veffy wrote:So is the VER > RIC gap due to the upgraded engine? It's a solid upgrade if so
It has to be. Looking at the s1 times max wasnt losing anything to ferrari and merc here. Its probably due to the track as well but the gap to Ric is huge.

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