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mikeyg123 wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:Pit strategies as per Pirelli:

fastest strategy is a two-stopper:
One stint on ultrasoft for 9 laps then two 31-lap stints on supersoft Or
One stint on hypersoft for 5 laps then two 33-lap stints on supersoft.

The second-quickest strategy is a one-stopper:
One stint on ultrasoft for 15-18 laps, then supersoft to the flag.
So basically the Ultras will be nursed to lap 18-20 then.
My heart sank when I heard Vettel declare his game plan was to "nurse the tyres".

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Martin Brundle is awarded the obligatory comparison between Hamilton and Fangio. Not bad and certainly could have been much, much worse.
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Never been more confident of a first lap crash between the front runners :twisted:

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As of now the weather's sunny!
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JN23 wrote:Never been more confident of a first lap crash between the front runners :twisted:
But which ones is the question? In theory Hamilton should hang back and take 4th if they start jostling for position, it's all he needs, but Vettel needs to win no matter what, Verstappen has probably thought about nothing other than turn 1 since the end of Q3 and Ricciardo is hardly going to play the team game and avoid contact when he's off next year and eager to prove a point against Max.

The recipe could only be better if Hamilton/Vettel were close in the championship still, other than that it's set up perfectly.
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UnlikeUday wrote:As of now the weather's sunny!
Looks overcast to me. :?
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JN23 wrote:Never been more confident of a first lap crash between the front runners :twisted:
But which ones is the question? In theory Hamilton should hang back and take 4th if they start jostling for position, it's all he needs, but Vettel needs to win no matter what, Verstappen has probably thought about nothing other than turn 1 since the end of Q3 and Ricciardo is hardly going to play the team game and avoid contact when he's off next year and eager to prove a point against Max.

The recipe could only be better if Hamilton/Vettel were close in the championship still, other than that it's set up perfectly.
Good summary. Hamilton will probably want be cautious but can't be too cautious as he will then risk being hit from behind. I guess the smart betting would be Vettel and Verstappen but could be any combination.

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JN23 wrote:Never been more confident of a first lap crash between the front runners :twisted:
But which ones is the question? In theory Hamilton should hang back and take 4th if they start jostling for position, it's all he needs, but Vettel needs to win no matter what, Verstappen has probably thought about nothing other than turn 1 since the end of Q3 and Ricciardo is hardly going to play the team game and avoid contact when he's off next year and eager to prove a point against Max.

The recipe could only be better if Hamilton/Vettel were close in the championship still, other than that it's set up perfectly.
I am wondering if Sebastian will focus his attention on Max (directly ahead) or if he will swerve to cover off Lewis to his left???
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Been such a long wait with the clocks going back. Love an evening UK race and the beer is extra cold.
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Mort Canard wrote:
Black_Flag_11 wrote:
JN23 wrote:Never been more confident of a first lap crash between the front runners :twisted:
But which ones is the question? In theory Hamilton should hang back and take 4th if they start jostling for position, it's all he needs, but Vettel needs to win no matter what, Verstappen has probably thought about nothing other than turn 1 since the end of Q3 and Ricciardo is hardly going to play the team game and avoid contact when he's off next year and eager to prove a point against Max.

The recipe could only be better if Hamilton/Vettel were close in the championship still, other than that it's set up perfectly.
I am wondering if Sebastian will focus his attention on Max (directly ahead) or if he will swerve to cover off Lewis to his left???

Vettel will go for the slipstream.
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F1_Ernie wrote:
Mort Canard wrote:
Black_Flag_11 wrote:
JN23 wrote:Never been more confident of a first lap crash between the front runners :twisted:
But which ones is the question? In theory Hamilton should hang back and take 4th if they start jostling for position, it's all he needs, but Vettel needs to win no matter what, Verstappen has probably thought about nothing other than turn 1 since the end of Q3 and Ricciardo is hardly going to play the team game and avoid contact when he's off next year and eager to prove a point against Max.

The recipe could only be better if Hamilton/Vettel were close in the championship still, other than that it's set up perfectly.
I am wondering if Sebastian will focus his attention on Max (directly ahead) or if he will swerve to cover off Lewis to his left???

Vettel will go for the slipstream.
Yeah he has too. He has to win.

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Ja'a wrote:I believe yesterday I saw in f1 website that the race will start in 10mins from now, but today suddenly postponed to another 1hour? Why?
Don't know how it works worldwide exactly but in the UK (and I assume Europe?) The clocks went back an hour overnight due to DST so I assume it's to do with that.

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I feel collisions among top drivers coming....

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Anyone else find the Dios de los Muertos costumes a bit disconcerting? :uhoh:
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What are the chances things get so chaotic we see another Raikkonen win? Or maybe Bottas? I'm not counting them out. :P

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Bring it home Hammy!

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well dome guys clean start from the top 6

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Good a clean start and the race is on :thumbup:
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:D Great start for Lewis
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What the f**k is it with us Australians & crap starts?

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That start from Hamilton was something else.
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Not sure why Gasley is starting on the HS, a bit different.
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Great start from Lewis. Disappointed for Ricciardo. Well done to all for keeping it clean.

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Freddy is gone already??? :-((
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F1_Ernie wrote:That start from Hamilton was something else.
:thumbup: :nod:
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JN23 wrote:Great start from Lewis. Disappointed for Ricciardo. Well done to all for keeping it clean.
All, except Vettel, drove like an idiot into Bottas, lucky again he didn't get damage, Bottas had to go out of the track.

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Lewis starting to struggle big time

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Bottas is slow.
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That last sector is absolutely dreadful, no one can can get close.
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Nice move by Hamilton on Raikkonen!!
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As a Vettel fan, I must say. Hamilton has epic judgement, skill, and major nutsack.

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Raikkonen just let them by. Boring driver.

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F1_Ernie wrote:That last sector is absolutely dreadful, no one can can get close.
Yeah the stadium is great and all that but it makes for poor racing

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frankwer wrote:Raikkonen just let them by. Boring driver.
Shot tyres.
Where I'm going, I don't need roads

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IDrinkYourMilkshake wrote:As a Vettel fan, I must say. Hamilton has epic judgement, skill, and major nutsack.
:thumbup: :nod:
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frankwer wrote:Raikkonen just let them by. Boring driver.
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Chocolate tyre racing
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This is going to be a two stopper isn't it and Merc have no new SS or US from memory? Could be an issue for them in terms of the race

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Hamilton struggling on tyres and has no ss left

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