2018 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

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pokerman wrote:Vettel got Verstappened?


Verstappen got Vettled.

Actually in fairness I think it was a racing incident.

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mikeyg123 wrote:I can't believe we have to lose 5 laps to collect a few bits of debris. Have they forgotten about the VSC?

Actual safety car is needed when they want to bunch up the pack so marshals have time to clear debris on the track itself. VSC doesn't do that.
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minchy wrote:
Fiki wrote:Somewhat surprised by Vettel's penalty, rejoining unsafely is one thing, causing an accident is another.

Did you mean Max's penalty or did I miss something?

Yes. Max causes an accident and is allowed to stay in the race instead of being brought in to serve a penalty, without being able to keep influencing the race of those behind. Which he did in the meantime. :twisted:
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Racing incident? Atleast from the replays it didn't look like Verstappen was the main culprit..

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Vettel will have another incident, can’t see him keeping his head here

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wolfticket wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:I can't believe we have to lose 5 laps to collect a few bits of debris. Have they forgotten about the VSC?

Actual safety car is needed when they want to bunch up the pack so marshals have time to clear debris on the track itself. VSC doesn't do that.


Cars going passed at a pedestrian pace. Shouldn't be a problem for the track to be cleared at the same time.

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Oh Seb. That was a desperate man drinking at the last chance saloon.

Charles Leclerc is having to deal with some idiotic driving today.

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Vettel???????? Wtf is going on with this guy

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I don't blame Seb much for that really. He had a chance and he went for it. Coming third to Merc is pointless for him at this stage so he has to take risks.

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Johnson wrote:Vettel will have another incident, can’t see him keeping his head here

Totally agree. All red mist and desparation for Seb.

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Max and Vettel can take a lesson or 2 from Ricciado, that is how you overtake!
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Such a shame Verstappen has that penalty. Merc are nailed on now.

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FormulaFun wrote:Vettel???????? Wtf is going on with this guy


It is really shocking how poor he's been. That move was so not on. And against VErstappen too, with a 5 sec penalty. There is just so much wrong with that move.

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pokerman wrote:
pokerman wrote:Vettel got Verstappened?

No looks like Vettel maybe was bit over ambitious?


Everyone is over ambitious when they try to overtake Verstappen. But one can always knock themselves blaming everyone else (unless it's the driver they support)

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Vettel's 2018 seems a lot like Hill's 95.

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mikeyg123 wrote:Such a shame Verstappen has that penalty. Merc are nailed on now.



They looked nailed nailed on anyway tbh. Vettel still has a strong chance of 6th and that's without another safety car or reliability issues elsewhere.

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Red Bull should 3-4 here, Ricciardo in 3rd maybe

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Why are they saying Charles is complicit? Everybody is not bouncing off the walls like Max. He did a good job at defending a faster car.

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Kimi's race is being shredded here.

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PDR inventing weird steward logic there.
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I'm so over DiResta. He "predicts" every possible outcome so he can't be wrong - and then throws in conspiracy theories as a bonus. They do this so we'll miss Martin, I am sure of it.

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wolfticket wrote:PDR inventing weird steward logic there.
What did he say?
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So hard to overtake here, Vettel stuck behind a Renault for ages now

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I'm a bit late with the news. Where's Martin ? Is he ill again...?

On a side note I think Hamilton and Mercedes are aiming for a Grand Chelem here.

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Fiki wrote:
wolfticket wrote:PDR inventing weird steward logic there.
What did he say?

That whether Vettel got a penalty was based on what track position Ver rejoined the track after his pitstop. For some reason. It was difficult to follow.
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wolfticket wrote:
Fiki wrote:
wolfticket wrote:PDR inventing weird steward logic there.
What did he say?

That whether Vettel got a penalty was based on what track position Ver rejoined the track after his pitstop. For some reason. It was difficult to follow.
Let's hope the stewards were clear in their report.
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Fiki wrote:
wolfticket wrote:PDR inventing weird steward logic there.
What did he say?


That Vettel's penalty was based on Verstappen's track position relative to Kimi after his pitstop. It was bizarre, tin hat nonsense.

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Does Japan still have its own director, why are we watching a Toro Rosso for a full lap? When Vettel is over Perez

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Johnson wrote:Does Japan still have its own director, why are we watching a Toro Rosso for a full lap? When Vettel is over Perez


They gotta give that turtle engine some screen time ,do they?

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Will Ferrari switch Kimi and Vettel? Maybe not even worth it if you weigh the loss (negative press) and gain (2 points when WDC 95% gone).

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max starting to catch bottas

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minchy wrote:Max and Vettel can take a lesson or 2 from Ricciado, that is how you overtake!


It's always "Max and.....". Vettel has made a million passes, some of them risky, some of them Alonso (if you know what I mean) and no wrecks. It is not the drivers around him that need the lesson. It is max. I know it is Kimi and Seb today, but that does not turn it into a 2 driver issue. :lol:

I won't be surprised if we see yet another incident if he catches Bottas.
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That was a mad cut back from Alonso. Looked like he scared the hell out of Stroll!!!!
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bourbon19 wrote:
minchy wrote:Max and Vettel can take a lesson or 2 from Ricciado, that is how you overtake!


It's always "Max and.....". Vettel has made a million passes, some of them risky, some of them Alonso (if you know what I mean) and no wrecks. It is not the drivers around him that need the lesson. It is max. I know it is Kimi and Seb today, but that does not turn it into a 2 driver issue. :lol:

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Let's go safety car...

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Merc cruising around..

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Mercedes are a bit vulnerable to Verstappen here. Depending on if his tyres last.

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Verstappen's mistake at the chicane was such a shame for the race.

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mikeyg123 wrote:Vettel's 2018 seems a lot like Hill's 95.

The revisionists will be out in force come the end of the season. "The SF71H wasn't a genuine title contender." "Mercedes had the strongest package over the season." "Vettel drove well to finish 2nd in the WDC against dominant Mercedes."
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I do like that Alonso still cares so much 😀
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