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Hoping for a close race between Mercedes & Ferrari tomorrow!
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vettel and hamilton take each other out on the first lap and a nice finnish battle to the finish with kimi winning please. thanks.

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One can but hope, would make my year.

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One can but hope, would make my year.

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I’d rather see him take it on merit.
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I call it now. Rain

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Race sets available per driver for the race:

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I hope Bottas will recover reasonably like he did in Austria in the first lap. Both times he started behind Kimi this year, he got past him in the first corner and I think that happened several times last year too. I think it is very likely Bottas will have got him by lap 1. Vettel however like in Spain may be very difficult to pass. If Mercedes get things right with their strategy, they may be able to work something out that allows Bottas to jump Vettel.

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Fastest strategies over a 52-lap race
THE QUICKEST
ONE-STOPPER: One stint on soft (16 to 19 laps) + one stint on medium to the flag

ALTERNATIVE
ONE-STOPPER: One stint on soft (13 to 16 laps) + one stint on hard to the flag

WITH HIGHER DEGRADATION ON SOFT
TWO-STOPPER: Two stints on soft (12 + 12 laps) + one stint on medium to the flag.
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Vettel is still struggling with his neck according to Andrew Benson.

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Both Williams starting in the pits according to Sky, rear wing changes on both cars. Rear end looked to be the reason both of them went for adventures in Quali, that car really is a dog.
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Stroll & Sirotkin will start from the pitlane as the rear wings on both of their cars were changed to an older spec.
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Flash2k11 wrote:Both Williams starting in the pits according to Sky, rear wing changes on both cars. Rear end looked to be the reason both of them went for adventures in Quali, that car really is a dog.
Yeah! They've reached a new Low(e)!
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Nat Pinkham looking fine as usual on Sky for the race today
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It seems like a lot of the pundits have forgotton how good Ferrari are off the line. And how much kinder they are on tyres in warmer conditions.

It will be incredibly difficult for Mercedes to beat Ferrari here.

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Tyres being used at the start:

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Warm conditions suit Ferrari but I think Hamilton's advantage in the race runs should make him unassailable barring a dreadful start... I hope no further reliability problems for Mercedes...
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Hamilton has one less set of new softs than Vettel. Might prove crucial if degradation gets high.

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sigh, horrendous start from ham

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Kimi will get a nice bonus for that!

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Vettel's Christmas and Birthday come at once...
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yessss

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Did Kimi punt Lewis? Has to be a penalty doesn't it?

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It's crazy how much bad luck Lewis has.

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Kimi has done enough for a new contract.
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Ocon wrote:It's crazy how much bad luck Lewis has.
To be fair before last week, he finished the last 33 races...
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Why does it take so long for a replay of the start to be shown?

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Official: Ferrari renews Kimi Raikkonen contract for 1 more year.

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Oh wow I've been in the Silverstone crowd a couple of times over the last few years and I imagine that went down well.

Kimi looks on it now but that looked like it had to be a penalty for him. Be interesting to see the on board as Di Resta said he left Kimi no space.

Edit: on boards clearly show Hamilton left loads of room. Kimi just locked up, clear penalty IMO.
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rivf1 wrote:yessss
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Zoue wrote:Did Kimi punt Lewis? Has to be a penalty doesn't it?
Slam dunk for me now they've shown the replay

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I still back Lewis to get on the podium
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Kimi took Hamilton out, I'm not saying it was deliberate but that sure helps Vettel.
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Don't get How Max is able to keep Kimi behind him all this time. Should have thought Kimi would breeze past with DRS

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Penalty incoming for Kimi. Pretty sure. That was way too optimisic (and that's an euphemism)
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no penalty for kimi?

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F1Tyrant wrote:I still back Lewis to get on the podium
I think he can beat the Red Bull's from here on pure pace and Kimi is likely to take a penalty so I agree, it's possible if his damage isn't too bad.

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Well that merc is flying through the midfield so far

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F1Tyrant wrote:
Ocon wrote:It's crazy how much bad luck Lewis has.
To be fair before last week, he finished the last 33 races...
I meant lately.

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Hamilton has to get out the negative mindset, just get on with it.
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