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Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:00 pm
by Altair
If the Ferraris crash into each other the race might be more interesting.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:00 pm
by pokerman
I'm dumbfounded why Vettel is not being let by given what happened earlier?

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:01 pm
by Option or Prime
Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:I'm not sure of Verstappen's strategy?
yeah me neither. He would have been better putting on a set of Mediums or Hards and cruising to the end
I think RB were expecting BOTH Ferraris to two stop, can SV get to the end I wonder?

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:01 pm
by F1_Ernie
Nice work Ferrari

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:01 pm
by pokerman
Altair wrote:If the Ferraris crash into each other the race might be more interesting.
Not at all rather see which one comes out on top.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:01 pm
by Zoue
mikeyg123 wrote:Vettel is on a 2 stop and Leclerc a 1. Why is Leclerc still ahead?
I think Vettel is entitled to be a little irritated, tbh. He pulled over for Leclerc but Leclerc is defending strongly.

Vettel doesn't need to change again?

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:02 pm
by Alienturnedhuman
mikeyg123 wrote:Vettel is on a 2 stop and Leclerc a 1. Why is Leclerc still ahead?
Right. This race has been appalling managed by Ferrari's management. LeClerc has been given an overtake on Vettel eariler in the race, so he can't exactly complain about being told to do the same.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:03 pm
by Schumacher forever#1
Nevermind the racing, Crofty's ridiculous suggestions is the most annoying part of F1 these days. Ban team orders. Get rid of blue flags. Both absurd ideas that are just as bad as the qualifying fiasco in Australia a few years ago. If you're going to suggest those ideas, at least give them some thought instead of giving a knee jerk reaction from something you don't like.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:03 pm
by pokerman
Bottas wants to chase down Hamilton who is cruising but that would destroy Bottas' tyres and he would have to stop again, give it up Bottas you're not catching Hamilton.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:03 pm
by Altair
pokerman wrote:
Altair wrote:If the Ferraris crash into each other the race might be more interesting.
Not at all rather see which one comes out on top.
Team orders favors Vettel.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:03 pm
by kleefton
Ferrari decision making is just awful. They take too long to make their calls.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:03 pm
by Flash2k11
Whilst obviously not having the pace to race Mercedes.... just what the hell are Ferrari playing at today? It's gone past incompetence and well into the territory of farce.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:04 pm
by Rockie
Ferrari is hopeless!

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:04 pm
by pokerman
Altair wrote:
pokerman wrote:
Altair wrote:If the Ferraris crash into each other the race might be more interesting.
Not at all rather see which one comes out on top.
Team orders favors Vettel.
I just see different strategies playing out.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:06 pm
by Zoue
Altair wrote:
pokerman wrote:
Altair wrote:If the Ferraris crash into each other the race might be more interesting.
Not at all rather see which one comes out on top.
Team orders favors Vettel.
Don't see that today tbh

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:06 pm
by Option or Prime
Zoue wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Vettel is on a 2 stop and Leclerc a 1. Why is Leclerc still ahead?
I think Vettel is entitled to be a little irritated, tbh. He pulled over for Leclerc but Leclerc is defending strongly.

Vettel doesn't need to change again?
Possibly, bit marginal though isn't it?

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:06 pm
by Zoue
pokerman wrote:Bottas wants to chase down Hamilton who is cruising but that would destroy Bottas' tyres and he would have to stop again, give it up Bottas you're not catching Hamilton.
Hamilton saying these tyres will be a stretch

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:07 pm
by Altair
Rockie wrote:Ferrari is hopeless!
No.

There is hope that they can beat gasly.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:07 pm
by Rockie
Zoue wrote:
pokerman wrote:Bottas wants to chase down Hamilton who is cruising but that would destroy Bottas' tyres and he would have to stop again, give it up Bottas you're not catching Hamilton.
Hamilton saying these tyres will be a stretch
As always!

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:10 pm
by pokerman
When Verstappen pits then both the Mercs can pit again if they wish

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:10 pm
by Bacus
Vettel pits, aaaand...now he has to pass Gasly.
Nothing works for Ferrari today.

edit: He solved that quicky.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:10 pm
by Altair
Sad thing here is I was going to get tickets and go to the Canadian grand prix.

But if I'm going to nap I would rather do it for free at home.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:15 pm
by pokerman
Yep both Mercs pitting

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:16 pm
by mikeyg123
Hamilton is so lucky :lol: :lol: Safety car will save his donkey.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:17 pm
by Zoue
mikeyg123 wrote:Hamilton is so lucky :lol: :lol: Safety car will save his donkey.
I was just thinking the same :lol: :lol: . It's just uncanny!

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:18 pm
by mikeyg123
Everything is falling for Mercedes this season.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:18 pm
by Zoue
Option or Prime wrote:
Zoue wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Vettel is on a 2 stop and Leclerc a 1. Why is Leclerc still ahead?
I think Vettel is entitled to be a little irritated, tbh. He pulled over for Leclerc but Leclerc is defending strongly.

Vettel doesn't need to change again?
Possibly, bit marginal though isn't it?
yep I stand corrected!

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:19 pm
by Schumacher forever#1
mikeyg123 wrote:Hamilton is so lucky :lol: :lol: Safety car will save his donkey.
Was thinking a safety car was the only reason they'd pit Bottas first and however unlikely that would happen it did! If they went with the norm Bottas would be leading.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:20 pm
by mikeyg123
It's absurd how long it takes the cars to bunch up behind the safety car.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:21 pm
by pokerman
mikeyg123 wrote:Everything is falling for Mercedes this season.
I don't understand?

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:21 pm
by Rockie
Ferrari's stupidity of not letting Vettel go comes back to bite them now as Vettel could have been back in third now with the safety car!

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:21 pm
by mikeyg123
Stroll's fault IMO Norris was clearly alongside and deserved space.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:23 pm
by TedStriker
mikeyg123 wrote:Stroll's fault IMO Norris was clearly alongside and deserved space.
Similar to Hamilton - Rosberg in Spa?

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:24 pm
by mikeyg123
pokerman wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Everything is falling for Mercedes this season.
I don't understand?
What's not to understand? If luck happens for Merc it's all good luck.

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:26 pm
by TedStriker
mikeyg123 wrote:
pokerman wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Everything is falling for Mercedes this season.
I don't understand?
What's not to understand? If luck happens for Merc it's all good luck.
Not much luck in having a safety car when your drivers are clear out in front?

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:26 pm
by Zoue
mikeyg123 wrote:Stroll's fault IMO Norris was clearly alongside and deserved space.
:thumbup:

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:27 pm
by Bacus
mikeyg123 wrote:
pokerman wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Everything is falling for Mercedes this season.
I don't understand?
What's not to understand? If luck happens for Merc it's all good luck.
Mercedes was lucky this race?

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:28 pm
by Bacus
TedStriker wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:
pokerman wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:Everything is falling for Mercedes this season.
I don't understand?
What's not to understand? If luck happens for Merc it's all good luck.
Not much luck in having a safety car when your drivers are clear out in front?
That's what I'm thinking, especially for Ham, he has lost all his lead. Some suggest he's lucky :?

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:33 pm
by kleefton
Lewis finally going to get his first fastest lap point. LOL

Re: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:34 pm
by Altair
No passing even with a safety car restart.

Ha.