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HAHAHAHAAHAHHAHA Verstappen getting driver of the day :lol: :lol: :lol:

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FormulaFun wrote:HAHAHAHAAHAHHAHA Verstappen getting driver of the day :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ho hum. x(

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two laps to go and I can't see Seb pulling it off.
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IF Max gets "driver of the day" then it shows how low the standard of judgement is ( almost as low as the stewards ).

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mikeyg123 wrote:This will be a great win for Hamilton. I think the Mercedes was the 3rd best car today.
How do you think that? Bottas is even quicker than the Ferrari's. And Red Bull have been a no-show.
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Greenman wrote:.

IF Max gets "driver of the day" then it shows how low the standard of judgement is ( almost as low as the stewards ).

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Was what happened to him his fault? He's had a great comeback.
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A masterclass in tyre management :thumbup:

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kleefton wrote:
F1_Ernie wrote:Vettel hasn't made any impression on Hamilton yet, you would at least think he would get in the DRS zone earlier. These tyres are so wierd here.
The hard tire has almost no degradation. Verstappen still lapping within a second of the race leaders on 60 laps old tires. Hamilton should hang on easily.
One of the problems I have with F1 is the tyres. For Vettel to not put any pressure on Hamilton with such a big tyre delta is a joke. Did he even get in the DRS zone?
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Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:This will be a great win for Hamilton. I think the Mercedes was the 3rd best car today.
How do you think that? Bottas is even quicker than the Ferrari's. And Red Bull have been a no-show.
I think Red Bull has been the car to have this weekend. Just a gut feeling but if I could pit any car to compete this race in Merc would be my third choice. I could be wrong.

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TedStriker wrote:A masterclass in tyre management :thumbup:
:thumbup: :nod:

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Not the best day for Ferrari... again.
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mikeyg123 wrote:
Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:This will be a great win for Hamilton. I think the Mercedes was the 3rd best car today.
How do you think that? Bottas is even quicker than the Ferrari's. And Red Bull have been a no-show.
I think Red Bull has been the car to have this weekend. Just a gut feeling but if I could pit any car to compete this race in Merc would be my third choice. I could be wrong.
Red Bull were probably best. Do you not think though that Merc had the race pace edge on Ferrari? Or close to equal.

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F1_Ernie wrote:
kleefton wrote:
F1_Ernie wrote:Vettel hasn't made any impression on Hamilton yet, you would at least think he would get in the DRS zone earlier. These tyres are so wierd here.
The hard tire has almost no degradation. Verstappen still lapping within a second of the race leaders on 60 laps old tires. Hamilton should hang on easily.
One of the problems I have with F1 is the tyres. For Vettel to not put any pressure on Hamilton with such a big tyre delta is a joke. Did he even get in the DRS zone?
I don't think that's a problem. The issue is cars not being able to get close to one another.

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F1_Ernie wrote:
kleefton wrote:
F1_Ernie wrote:Vettel hasn't made any impression on Hamilton yet, you would at least think he would get in the DRS zone earlier. These tyres are so wierd here.
The hard tire has almost no degradation. Verstappen still lapping within a second of the race leaders on 60 laps old tires. Hamilton should hang on easily.
One of the problems I have with F1 is the tyres. For Vettel to not put any pressure on Hamilton with such a big tyre delta is a joke. Did he even get in the DRS zone?
Don't think he ever got closer than 1.5 seconds.
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mikeyg123 wrote:
F1_Ernie wrote:
kleefton wrote:
F1_Ernie wrote:Vettel hasn't made any impression on Hamilton yet, you would at least think he would get in the DRS zone earlier. These tyres are so wierd here.
The hard tire has almost no degradation. Verstappen still lapping within a second of the race leaders on 60 laps old tires. Hamilton should hang on easily.
One of the problems I have with F1 is the tyres. For Vettel to not put any pressure on Hamilton with such a big tyre delta is a joke. Did he even get in the DRS zone?
I don't think that's a problem. The issue is cars not being able to get close to one another.
I've always had a problem with the tyres, nearly every race is a 1 stopper. Today was a 1 stopper aswell when all I read was everyone thinking it would be a 2 stopper at least.
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TedStriker wrote:A masterclass in tyre management :thumbup:
How?

Ricciardo did 50 laps

Verstappen almost 60 laps

The hard tyre had no real degradation.

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Ferrari had the pace but somehow they manage to throw away the win again. How, is possible?
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Looks like Lewis had some floor damage too

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Large chunk out of Hamilton's floor from the first lap collision with Verstappen.
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froze wrote:Ferrari had the pace but somehow they manage to throw away the win again. How, is possible?
They tried the Mercedes strategy of "leave you out for ages on old tyres"

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Rockie wrote:
TedStriker wrote:A masterclass in tyre management :thumbup:
How?

Ricciardo did 50 laps

Verstappen almost 60 laps

The hard tyre had no real degradation.
It's easy to do 60 laps on a tyre. Not easy to do it and win the race.

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Rockie wrote:
TedStriker wrote:A masterclass in tyre management :thumbup:
How?

Ricciardo did 50 laps

Verstappen almost 60 laps

The hard tyre had no real degradation.
Yes it caught me off guard and led me to overestimate Vettel's ability to make an impact. It was like the cars had a forcefield around them. The hard tyre was just too durable.

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Ffs Verstappens tyres was 65 laps old, that is a joke.
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tootsie323 wrote:
Greenman wrote:.

IF Max gets "driver of the day" then it shows how low the standard of judgement is ( almost as low as the stewards ).

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Was what happened to him his fault? He's had a great comeback.
Well he tried to drive Hamilton off the track going into turn two which ended up with him dropping back, then he dive bombed.bottas and barged him out the way in the arena for no reason (because obviously bottas would repass down the straight with drs) and get a puncture

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I guess Mercedes finally got the importance of the undercut and track position, nice to see a plan go well. :)

Interesting to see that Hamilton's floor got damaged with the contact with Verstappen.
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F1_Ernie wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:
F1_Ernie wrote:
kleefton wrote:
F1_Ernie wrote:Vettel hasn't made any impression on Hamilton yet, you would at least think he would get in the DRS zone earlier. These tyres are so wierd here.
The hard tire has almost no degradation. Verstappen still lapping within a second of the race leaders on 60 laps old tires. Hamilton should hang on easily.
One of the problems I have with F1 is the tyres. For Vettel to not put any pressure on Hamilton with such a big tyre delta is a joke. Did he even get in the DRS zone?
I don't think that's a problem. The issue is cars not being able to get close to one another.
I've always had a problem with the tyres, nearly every race is a 1 stopper. Today was a 1 stopper aswell when all I read was everyone thinking it would be a 2 stopper at least.
Today was about right IMO. One and Two stopper about even. Both viable. If the cars could get close we would have had a good race.

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That was a superb drive from Hamilton.

Think Kvyat might take some pain for that move on Hulk at the end.

Also exhibit 268 why the public vote for driver of the day needs binning.

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FormulaFun wrote:
tootsie323 wrote:
Greenman wrote:.

IF Max gets "driver of the day" then it shows how low the standard of judgement is ( almost as low as the stewards ).

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Was what happened to him his fault? He's had a great comeback.
Well he tried to drive Hamilton off the track going into turn two which ended up with him dropping back, then he dive bombed.bottas and barged him out the way in the arena for no reason (because obviously bottas would repass down the straight with drs) and get a puncture
Turn 1 was fine. He left plenty of room for Hamilton. No attempt to try and drive him off the track at all.

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Don't think I've ever seen the hard tyres run out of rubber

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mikeyg123 wrote:
FormulaFun wrote:
tootsie323 wrote:
Greenman wrote:.

IF Max gets "driver of the day" then it shows how low the standard of judgement is ( almost as low as the stewards ).

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Was what happened to him his fault? He's had a great comeback.
Well he tried to drive Hamilton off the track going into turn two which ended up with him dropping back, then he dive bombed.bottas and barged him out the way in the arena for no reason (because obviously bottas would repass down the straight with drs) and get a puncture
Turn 1 was fine. He left plenty of room for Hamilton. No attempt to try and drive him off the track at all.
He opened his steering after the apex which isn't the racing line but whatever cba to debate that, he just would have been far better served being more methodical

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JN23 wrote:That was a superb drive from Hamilton.

Think Kvyat might take some pain for that move on Hulk at the end.

Also exhibit 268 why the public vote for driver of the day needs binning.
Indeed do people not realise that Verstappen caused his own puncture?
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FormulaFun wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:
FormulaFun wrote:
tootsie323 wrote:
Greenman wrote:.

IF Max gets "driver of the day" then it shows how low the standard of judgement is ( almost as low as the stewards ).

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Was what happened to him his fault? He's had a great comeback.
Well he tried to drive Hamilton off the track going into turn two which ended up with him dropping back, then he dive bombed.bottas and barged him out the way in the arena for no reason (because obviously bottas would repass down the straight with drs) and get a puncture
Turn 1 was fine. He left plenty of room for Hamilton. No attempt to try and drive him off the track at all.
He opened his steering after the apex which isn't the racing line but whatever cba to debate that, he just would have been far better served being more methodical
Agreed but why does he have to stick to the racing line? He didn't push Hamilton off. He actively left him room.

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Wasn't it Max's divebomb on Bottas which led to the puncture? Which is why I said him being a non-factor in the race was his own doing. Can anyone confirm?

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Great race. Congrats Lewis Sebastian and Valteri :thumbup:

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mikeyg123 wrote:
FormulaFun wrote:
tootsie323 wrote:
Greenman wrote:.

IF Max gets "driver of the day" then it shows how low the standard of judgement is ( almost as low as the stewards ).

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Was what happened to him his fault? He's had a great comeback.
Well he tried to drive Hamilton off the track going into turn two which ended up with him dropping back, then he dive bombed.bottas and barged him out the way in the arena for no reason (because obviously bottas would repass down the straight with drs) and get a puncture
Turn 1 was fine. He left plenty of room for Hamilton. No attempt to try and drive him off the track at all.
Indeed he left Hamilton room more than can said for Vettel off the start.
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Invade wrote:Wasn't it Max's divebomb on Bottas which led to the puncture? Which is why I said him being a non-factor in the race was his own doing. Can anyone confirm?
His out braking attempt was yes. Whether you blame him for the contact or not is really a matter of opinion.

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10 second penalty for Kvyat. That was quick, only if they could do that the rest of the time.

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Invade wrote:Wasn't it Max's divebomb on Bottas which led to the puncture? Which is why I said him being a non-factor in the race was his own doing. Can anyone confirm?
That's what happened.
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mikeyg123 wrote:
Invade wrote:Wasn't it Max's divebomb on Bottas which led to the puncture? Which is why I said him being a non-factor in the race was his own doing. Can anyone confirm?
His out braking attempt was yes. Whether you blame him for the contact or not is really a matter of opinion.

Well he committed to the move and upped the chances of contact happening. It's just one of those things - there is a risk there, and perhaps most of the time he would have been fine. I'd say he was unlucky but he does up the chances considerably of such incidents occurring.

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Verstappen was robbed yesterday. But all things considered he drove a great challenge today.It is best that he came up for the worst for his challenges, but what a drive overall.

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