2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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Please let tomorrow be a fun race. Fingers crossed!
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I think at the front it's difficult to see anything other than Mercedes disappearing over the horizon. The best we can hope for is a midfield battle I think. Disappointed in Ferrari who don't appear to have made any progress for all the upgrades they've bought, but well done to Merc for steamrollering on

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Race start could be interesting tomorrow!

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I was hoping Macca were going to be higher up....didnt they bring a heap of updates also?

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Zoue wrote:I think at the front it's difficult to see anything other than Mercedes disappearing over the horizon. The best we can hope for is a midfield battle I think. Disappointed in Ferrari who don't appear to have made any progress for all the upgrades they've bought, but well done to Merc for steamrollering on


If Vettel can make it into second place it might change for a bit!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Ruste13 wrote:I was hoping Macca were going to be higher up....didnt they bring a heap of updates also?

they apparently brought the most radical updates of anyone and completely changed their aero philosophy. Doesn't look to have made much of an impact so far but I can only assume they see more long-term potential in it

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Pit stop strategies as per Pirelli:

(Quickest strategy) Two-stopper:
Start on the soft tyre for 22 laps, do another soft stint for 23 laps, then medium to the end.

Fastest one-stopper:
Start on the soft tyre for 27 laps (managing it carefully) and then switch to the hard until the finish.

Optional strategy:
Start on the medium for 30 laps, then switch to the hard for the final 36 laps.
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JN23 wrote:Race start could be interesting tomorrow!

If Hamilton gets the same kind of start as in Baku I think it might be elbows out this time?
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pokerman wrote:
JN23 wrote:Race start could be interesting tomorrow!

If Hamilton gets the same kind of start as in Baku I think it might be elbows out this time?

I suspect you may be right

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Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:
JN23 wrote:Race start could be interesting tomorrow!

If Hamilton gets the same kind of start as in Baku I think it might be elbows out this time?

I suspect you may be right


Me too, but not as much elbows out as 2016.

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Max vs the ferraris could be interesting. Hopefully the mercs can give a decent show between them throughout the race. But I am not too hopeful. Everything points to a borefest.

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Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:
JN23 wrote:Race start could be interesting tomorrow!

If Hamilton gets the same kind of start as in Baku I think it might be elbows out this time?

I suspect you may be right

If Bottas also gets a start that good, then I'm not sure! :lol:

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JN23 wrote:
Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:
JN23 wrote:Race start could be interesting tomorrow!

If Hamilton gets the same kind of start as in Baku I think it might be elbows out this time?

I suspect you may be right


Me too, but not as much elbows out as 2016.

That was Rosberg but let's not derail things. :)
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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:
JN23 wrote:Race start could be interesting tomorrow!

If Hamilton gets the same kind of start as in Baku I think it might be elbows out this time?

I suspect you may be right

If Bottas also gets a start that good, then I'm not sure! :lol:

Well so far this season the second placed car has started better every time.
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pokerman wrote:
TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:
JN23 wrote:Race start could be interesting tomorrow!

If Hamilton gets the same kind of start as in Baku I think it might be elbows out this time?

I suspect you may be right

If Bottas also gets a start that good, then I'm not sure! :lol:

Well so far this season the second placed car has started better every time.

That's actually quite interesting and odd.
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Maybe the front runners crash into each other and we get a interesting race.

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Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:
JN23 wrote:Race start could be interesting tomorrow!

If Hamilton gets the same kind of start as in Baku I think it might be elbows out this time?

I suspect you may be right
As Bottas was ahead all the time, I wonder what he would do differently. He would be wrong to push Bottas wide, and would get a punishment if Charlie Whiting was right when he "clarified" this a few years ago.
I hope they both keep their racing as it should be; no contact and no running somebody off the track.
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Race to turn 1 and then a procession to the finish line.
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Hulkenberg starting from the pitlane. A bit embarrassing for Renault


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JN23 wrote:Hulkenberg starting from the pitlane. A bit embarrassing for Renault



I'd say idiotic from them not to report the change of the wing in accordance to the park ferme regs. Shot themselves on the foot there. Hulk must be fuming

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And Hulk is now taking a new PU as there's no penalty with him already in the pit lane.

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Starting from pole in this race seems to be a huge disadvantage because of the long run to T1, I fear Bottas will have to have a better start than Lewis and Vettel to keep P1.
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JN23 wrote:And Hulk is now taking a new PU as there's no penalty with him already in the pit lane.

I thought he already had a new PU?

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Zoue wrote:
JN23 wrote:And Hulk is now taking a new PU as there's no penalty with him already in the pit lane.

I thought he already had a new PU?


I think it's adding another one to the pool, so when he changes the PU next time, there won't be a penalty.

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Fiki wrote:
Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:
JN23 wrote:Race start could be interesting tomorrow!

If Hamilton gets the same kind of start as in Baku I think it might be elbows out this time?

I suspect you may be right
As Bottas was ahead all the time, I wonder what he would do differently. He would be wrong to push Bottas wide, and would get a punishment if Charlie Whiting was right when he "clarified" this a few years ago.
I hope they both keep their racing as it should be; no contact and no running somebody off the track.


I'm guessing they will; as Its Dr Z farewell race.

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Tactical error from RIC making it into the top 10 during Q. The 3 place grid drop sees him surrounded by competitors with a free choice of fresh tyres. Expecting him to go backwards quickly.

Disaster for the other Renault too, starting from the pitlane.
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Altair wrote:Maybe the front runners crash into each other and we get a interesting race.

I prefer that no one crashes into anyone.
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Fiki wrote:
Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:
JN23 wrote:Race start could be interesting tomorrow!

If Hamilton gets the same kind of start as in Baku I think it might be elbows out this time?

I suspect you may be right
As Bottas was ahead all the time, I wonder what he would do differently. He would be wrong to push Bottas wide, and would get a punishment if Charlie Whiting was right when he "clarified" this a few years ago.
I hope they both keep their racing as it should be; no contact and no running somebody off the track.

Hamilton was fully alongside Bottas any other driver and he wouldn't have been so concerned about the them having to back off for the barrier.
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F1_Ernie wrote:Race to turn 1 and then a procession to the finish line.

Well at least it's one track they are getting rid of.
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pokerman wrote:
F1_Ernie wrote:Race to turn 1 and then a procession to the finish line.

Well at least it's one track they are getting rid of.

I hear that may not actually be the case

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pokerman wrote:
F1_Ernie wrote:Race to turn 1 and then a procession to the finish line.

Well at least it's one track they are getting rid of.


Really?
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pokerman wrote:
Fiki wrote:
Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:
JN23 wrote:Race start could be interesting tomorrow!

If Hamilton gets the same kind of start as in Baku I think it might be elbows out this time?

I suspect you may be right
As Bottas was ahead all the time, I wonder what he would do differently. He would be wrong to push Bottas wide, and would get a punishment if Charlie Whiting was right when he "clarified" this a few years ago.
I hope they both keep their racing as it should be; no contact and no running somebody off the track.

Hamilton was fully alongside Bottas any other driver and he wouldn't have been so concerned about the them having to back off for the barrier.
Not sure that's something to be proud of, tbh. Forcing a situation where the other driver has to decide to quit or crash is not something I'd recommend

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excellent start by Hamilton

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Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:
Fiki wrote:
Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:If Hamilton gets the same kind of start as in Baku I think it might be elbows out this time?

I suspect you may be right
As Bottas was ahead all the time, I wonder what he would do differently. He would be wrong to push Bottas wide, and would get a punishment if Charlie Whiting was right when he "clarified" this a few years ago.
I hope they both keep their racing as it should be; no contact and no running somebody off the track.

Hamilton was fully alongside Bottas any other driver and he wouldn't have been so concerned about the them having to back off for the barrier.
Not sure that's something to be proud of, tbh. Forcing a situation where the other driver has to decide to quit or crash is not something I'd recommend

It's what drivers do when they have got position for the corner, the start was as predicted, better to start second and Hamilton got his elbows out.
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Bottas needs to chase Hamilton all the way to the finish if he wants the belief that he can beat Hamilton to this title.
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great start by Max looking at the replays. Went from 5th to 3rd in the blink of an eye

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come on Ferrari if Leclerc is faster than vettel then release him

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Vettel dropping back from Max quite quickly. What has happened to his race pace this year?

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Leclerc faster
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