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Waiting for close wall driving tomorrow. Hamilton should win it easy.
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Respect to Hamilton for that pole lap, not the tidiest, but you could see in the driving how much he wanted it and knew it would be down to his driving.
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Who wins formula 1 championship tier? Hamilton or Bottas?

Who wins best of the rest, Ferrari or Red Bull?

Who wins formula 1.5?

Who wins formula 1.9, Kubica or Russell?

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Leclerc should start on the hards/mediums and go long to pull a gap, may even get lucky with a safety car.

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Overcuts are possible here, as well as undercuts. It should be interesting around the pit stops.

However, a 60% chance of rain could throw everything out of the window.

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Johnson wrote:Overcuts are possible here, as well as undercuts. It should be interesting around the pit stops.

However, a 60% chance of rain could throw everything out of the window.


Hope it does rain. Rain around Monaco will test the very limit of all the drivers.
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Black_Flag_11 wrote:Leclerc should start on the hards/mediums and go long to pull a gap, may even get lucky with a safety car.


Mostly, all will go for a 1 stop strategy as it's close to impossible to overtake here. Only a safety car (very likely to happen atleast once) or a puncture will necessitate a 2nd stop.
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Altair wrote:Who wins formula 1 championship tier? Hamilton or Bottas?

Who wins best of the rest, Ferrari or Red Bull?

Who wins formula 1.5?

Who wins formula 1.9, Kubica or Russell?

1. Lewis
2. RBR/Verstappen
3. Haas/KMag
4. Robert has not beat George in either qualifying or a race this season. Why should this be different?
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Race sets available with all drivers:

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Probable pit strategy options as per Pirelli:

Fastest strategy is a one-stopper with a very wide pit stop window:
Start on the soft compound, then switch to the hard tyre at any point between laps 10 and 22.

A slightly slower strategy, a one-stopper as well:
Start on the soft tyre and then switch to the medium at any point between laps 18 and 25.

Slowest strategy is a two-stopper:
Two stints on the soft of 10 to 12 laps each, followed by a final stint on the hard tyre.
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Starting Grid:

1st – Lewis Hamilton
2nd – Valtteri Bottas
3rd – Max Verstappen
4th – Sebastian Vettel
5th – Kevin Magnussen
6th – Daniel Ricciardo
7th – Daniil Kvyat
8th – Pierre Gasly
9th – Carlos Sainz Jr.
10th – Alexander Albon
11th – Nico Hulkenberg
12th – Lando Norris
13th – Romain Grosjean
14th – Kimi Raikkonen
15th – Charles Leclerc
16th – Sergio Perez
17th – Lance Stroll
18th – Antonio Giovinazzi
19th – George Russell
20th – Robert Kubica
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Its spitting

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UnlikeUday wrote:Race sets available with all drivers:

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I'm sure Leclerc is very pleased he's got four sets of new softs...

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Altair wrote:Who wins formula 1 championship tier? Hamilton or Bottas?

Who wins best of the rest, Ferrari or Red Bull?

Who wins formula 1.5?

Who wins formula 1.9, Kubica or Russell?

Bottas
Red Bull
Ricciardo
Kubica
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1 hour back it was drizzling real mild. The chance of rain stands at 80% now. This is exciting.

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UnlikeUday wrote:1 hour back it was drizzling real mild. The chance of rain stands at 80% now. This is exciting.


I thought that LeClerc threw a spanner in, now this is properly exciting!

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Rain will really spice this up, the two forecasts I have seen give rain a 20% chance in the first 50 minutes of the race and a 50% chance in the 2nd hour. If my Maths is correct, that gives an overall 70% chance in the 2 hour race.

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F1 goes live in 20 mins on youtube, so that'll give us a good indication weather wise.

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Drat..it's sunny:

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I can't wait! Every year I grumble about Monaco being a crummy race and then, as the race approaches I get so excited, almost giddy about it. One day I must go see it in person. I hope there is some good racing today. Lewis will probably be impossible to beat, so I am looking forward to some battles between Max and the rest. I also hope Charles gets a good result today.

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Johnson wrote:Rain will really spice this up, the two forecasts I have seen give rain a 20% chance in the first 50 minutes of the race and a 50% chance in the 2nd hour. If my Maths is correct, that gives an overall 70% chance in the 2 hour race.


Current forecast now seems to have the chance of rain at any point at 21% :thumbdown:

But the odds increase near the race end. We could get a late shower, start is looking to be dry.

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Altair wrote:Who wins formula 1 championship tier? Hamilton or Bottas?

Who wins best of the rest, Ferrari or Red Bull?

Who wins formula 1.5?

Who wins formula 1.9, Kubica or Russell?

Hamilton
Ferrari
Danny Ric
Russell

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The looks bright blue at the moment.

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Altair wrote:Who wins formula 1 championship tier? Hamilton or Bottas?

Who wins best of the rest, Ferrari or Red Bull?

Who wins formula 1.5?

Who wins formula 1.9, Kubica or Russell?


And people complain it's boring??? 4 championships for the price of 1!

Actually you might be on to something there. How about four podiums, four sets of trophies and four sets of results - you just pick the one you want to follow!

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TheBlackFlag wrote:The looks bright blue at the moment.

....and it looks like it will rain at Indy this afternoon.
To bad it can't rain in Monaco and be sunny in Indy. :nod:
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Mort Canard wrote:
TheBlackFlag wrote:The looks bright blue at the moment.

....and it looks like it will rain at Indy this afternoon.
To bad it can't rain in Monaco and be sunny in Indy. :nod:


So true, Mort.

Rain usually improve the race in Monaco, but ruins the racing at Indy.

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People praying for rain seem to be forgetting how good Merc, and in particular Hamilton are in the wet.

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Herb wrote:People praying for rain seem to be forgetting how good Merc, and in particular Hamilton are in the wet.


I rather see them dominate in a wet race rather in a dry race which has been for the last 5 races. Atleast the action behind the 2 Mercs will keep most of us on the edge of our seats!
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Going by the latest pics, it's not sunny but partly cloudy. Maybe the clouds will come in to spice up the race.
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Looks like clouds creeping down the hill, pretty low in the sky

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Fingers cross for changeable conditions!
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UnlikeUday wrote:
Herb wrote:People praying for rain seem to be forgetting how good Merc, and in particular Hamilton are in the wet.


I rather see them dominate in a wet race rather in a dry race which has been for the last 5 races. Atleast the action behind the 2 Mercs will keep most of us on the edge of our seats!

:thumbup: :nod:
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Going to be a lot of tyre saving with everyone waiting for rain that never comes. Like 2012.

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Rain quite likely as per Chadhok. None of the drivers did any running on inters this weekend so imagine the fun...
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Am surprised that Max backed off and let Valtteri have the exit of St Devote on lap 1.
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Stoffel commentating on RTBF! How many drivers would be able to do so in 3 languages? :nod:
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Crofty: "DNF is now enabled".

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Mort Canard wrote:Crofty: "DNF is now enabled".
He's probably right...
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Ricciardo train forming.

He's so slow. Losing 2sec a lap to leaders
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Got a feeling Leclerc isn't finishing this race. Ricciardo is getting dropped rapidly.

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