2017 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

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neek wrote:Good drive from Vettel tho to get back up into P3
He would need Kimi to wait for him. There is no point in doing that as long as Bottas and Verstappen are still in front.

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neek wrote:Good drive from Vettel tho to get back up into P3
Didn't lose a huge amount of time driving two sectors with a puncture.
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Bit of a silly reply from Merc 'negative' ...what if Bottas or Max retire :/

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I could see Massa holding off Hamilton for a long time.

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Hamilton's pit says it's game over.

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IDrinkYourMilkshake wrote:Verstappen's last victory ever. I don't see how Red Bull can demote Kvyat again, since his contract has been finished.
I don't understand. Are you saying Max isn't keeping his seat at Red Bull?
No, he's referring to Kyvat. Every single one of Verstappen's victories occurred after Kyvat got demoted.
Oh, I see. I get it. I heard Brundle saying that's when Verstappen's victories had come. Blah to superstition.

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Wow that was some skill and bravery from Hamilton with Masa, given their history...

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Ahahahaha. So much for my theory. Very good pass from Hamilton on Massa.

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Invade wrote:I could see Massa holding off Hamilton for a long time.
Really?

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All Hamilton needs to do is pass a couple of more cars and it's over for 2017.

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Herb Tarlik wrote:Hamilton's pit says it's game over.
How can he be so adamant that Vettel can't possibly get P2?

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Bit disappointing that everyone's just jumped out of Vettel's way.

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At least Massa covers the inside and makes Hamilton work for it.
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Aspar wrote:Wow that was some skill and bravery from Hamilton with Masa, given their history...
Massa left him all space possible. For more he would have needed to evaporate

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flyboy10 wrote:
Herb Tarlik wrote:Hamilton's pit says it's game over.
How can he be so adamant that Vettel can't possibly get P2?
Simple logic. As things stand now, Vettel has no chance to get into P2. An extraordinary event can change that, but that's a future reply, not the current one.

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Aspar wrote:Wow that was some skill and bravery from Hamilton with Masa, given their history...
Massa was very easy on Vettel.

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F1_Ernie wrote:At least Massa covers the inside and makes Hamilton work for it.
Stroll finishing 6th could see Massa lose to his team mate for the 9th straight year and bolster his record of most defeats to a team mate in F1 history.

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flyboy10 wrote:
Aspar wrote:Wow that was some skill and bravery from Hamilton with Masa, given their history...
Massa was very easy on Vettel.
What?

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GingerFurball wrote:Bit disappointing that everyone's just jumped out of Vettel's way.
Can you blame them? The rules dont apply to Vettel so all bets are off if you stand in his way.

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Herb Tarlik wrote:
flyboy10 wrote:
Herb Tarlik wrote:Hamilton's pit says it's game over.
How can he be so adamant that Vettel can't possibly get P2?
Simple logic. As things stand now, Vettel has no chance to get into P2. An extraordinary event can change that, but that's a future reply, not the current one.
Hamilton asked, "Is that possible for him?"

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flyboy10 wrote:
Herb Tarlik wrote:Hamilton's pit says it's game over.
How can he be so adamant that Vettel can't possibly get P2?
Hamilton is P10. For Vettel to get P2 he needs a retirement of Verstappen or Bottas. That puts Hamilton into P9.

So Vettel needs both of the front two cars to retire to stay in the title race.

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Mama Mia!

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Herb Tarlik wrote:
GingerFurball wrote:Bit disappointing that everyone's just jumped out of Vettel's way.
Can you blame them? The rules dont apply to Vettel so all bets are off if you stand in his way.
Your continuous repetitions sound like a broken record ...
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Oh Mama Mia....
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flyboy10 wrote:
Herb Tarlik wrote:
flyboy10 wrote:
Herb Tarlik wrote:Hamilton's pit says it's game over.
How can he be so adamant that Vettel can't possibly get P2?
Simple logic. As things stand now, Vettel has no chance to get into P2. An extraordinary event can change that, but that's a future reply, not the current one.
Hamilton asked, "Is that possible for him?"

I think it's called keep Lewis calm and bend the truth and keep everything under control. Ham knows breakdowns can happen - everyone knows it. The engineer did a good job I'd say.
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:lol: “oh Mamma Mia”

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Even Vettel knows he has no chance, unlike some here.

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Kimi has to stop in order to let Vettel by. He's 25 seconds up the field.

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Verstappen blowing up is Vettel's only hope.

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Hamilton is soon going to make even a Verstappen retirement a non issue. Vettel needs both Bottas and Verstappen to fall over now.
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Herb Tarlik wrote:Verstappen blowing up is Vettel's only hope.

But that puts Ham in 9th?

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Sainz out? :O

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Herb Tarlik wrote:Verstappen blowing up is Vettel's only hope.
Even that won't help you'd think. Would put Hamilton into ninth meaning vettel would need the win. Needs Vestappen and Bottas to blow up.

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Invade wrote:
Herb Tarlik wrote:Verstappen blowing up is Vettel's only hope.

But that puts Ham in 9th?
Does that score enough points for Hamilton? I've heard conflicting answers on this.

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Kimi 30 seconds behind Bottas. Vettel needs a rocket powered car.

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Herb Tarlik wrote:
Invade wrote:
Herb Tarlik wrote:Verstappen blowing up is Vettel's only hope.

But that puts Ham in 9th?
Does that score enough points for Hamilton? I've heard conflicting answers on this.
2 For Hamilton + Vettel scoring 7 less than a race win == the magic 9.
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Flash2k11 wrote:Hamilton is soon going to make even a Verstappen retirement a non issue. Vettel needs both Bottas and Verstappen to fall over now.
Verstappen retirement puts Hamilton into P9 anyway. Vettel now needs to win or Hamilton to DNF.

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Flash2k11 wrote:
Herb Tarlik wrote:
Invade wrote:
Herb Tarlik wrote:Verstappen blowing up is Vettel's only hope.

But that puts Ham in 9th?
Does that score enough points for Hamilton? I've heard conflicting answers on this.
2 For Hamilton + Vettel scoring 7 less than a race win == the magic 9.
OK, good to know. I'm glad to think that Vettel's rule breaking is not going to extend this championship past today.

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Herb Tarlik wrote:
Invade wrote:
Herb Tarlik wrote:Verstappen blowing up is Vettel's only hope.

But that puts Ham in 9th?
Does that score enough points for Hamilton? I've heard conflicting answers on this.
Err if Ham has DNFs last two races and Vettel wins both same amount of points but more wins for Ham. Hope I got that right.

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Max sets fastest lap. Pushing his Renault engine all the way to the end.

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