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Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:15 pm
by TedStriker
Lewis been telling porkies about the state of his tyres? Wouldn't be the first time.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:17 pm
by FormulaFun
I love how they are still talking to leclerc like he has any chance

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:18 pm
by cmax
FormulaFun wrote:I love how they are still talking to leclerc like he has any chance
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:18 pm
by mikeyg123
I don't think Lewis is dead yet. Vettel isn't rocketing up behind him.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:20 pm
by kleefton
Lewis was bluffing on the radio. He has got plenty of tire left me thinks.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:21 pm
by Rockie
mikeyg123 wrote:I don't think Lewis is dead yet. Vettel isn't rocketing up behind him.
Does not need to for now 20 laps to go!

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:21 pm
by TedStriker
mikeyg123 wrote:I don't think Lewis is dead yet. Vettel isn't rocketing up behind him.
20 laps left - does he have a fresh set of softs to put on?

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:21 pm
by FormulaFun
I think it's gonna be vettel or Hamilton, bottas is gonna over heat as soon as he gets anywhere close to an overtake

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:22 pm
by mikeyg123
Vettel has stopped catching Hamilton.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:22 pm
by Invade
Vettel seems to have hit a wall at just over 2 seconds behind Hamilton for the moment.

Never mind it's suddenly +1.3 seconds.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:22 pm
by Schumacher forever#1
kleefton wrote:Lewis was bluffing on the radio. He has got plenty of tire left me thinks.
The amount of times where we were fed the 'my tyres won't last the race' before them lasting pretty fine for the rest of the race makes me think he shouldn't have too much issues.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:24 pm
by TedStriker
Invade wrote:Vettel seems to have hit a wall at just over 2 seconds behind Hamilton for the moment.

Never mind it's suddenly +1.3 seconds.
Vettel fighting Bottas could hand this to Lewis

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:24 pm
by FormulaFun
How hilarious would it be if ricciardo goes and overtakes Verstappen on the last lap

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:26 pm
by lucifers
FormulaFun wrote:How hilarious would it be if ricciardo goes and overtakes Verstappen on the last lap
:lol: you bad

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:26 pm
by mikeyg123
I fancy Hamilton to hold on here.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:27 pm
by TedStriker
Bottas and 2 Ferraris fighting it out soon for 2nd?

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:30 pm
by mikeyg123
I think it's Hamilton or Leclerc for the win.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:31 pm
by FormulaFun
You can't overtake a Ferrari down a straight

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:31 pm
by Schumacher forever#1
Ferrari's advantage against Mercedes is its straight line speed, not race pace. To beat Mercedes they need track position. They had two cars to hold the leading position - and decided to outrace Mercedes with both cars.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:32 pm
by lucifers
poor bottas he's going to have to fight 2 Ferraris for now

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:32 pm
by cmax
Charles has arrived.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:33 pm
by Invade
This has been a compelling race and the best is yet to come it would seem.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:35 pm
by Rockie
Even with back markers Lewis is not pulling away!

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:36 pm
by TedStriker
Bottas could win this for Lewis - You get the feeling that if it weren't for defending against Bottas, Seb would be right up on Lewis and cruising past with DRS

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:36 pm
by FormulaFun
I think hamilton's gonna do it...

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:36 pm
by cmax
Rockie wrote:Even with back markers Lewis is not pulling away!
He is maintaining that 2 second gap. I think he's still got life left in those tyres.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:37 pm
by TedStriker
Rockie wrote:Even with back markers Lewis is not pulling away!
Lewis had to go through them too - gap the same before and after

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:40 pm
by mikeyg123
This will be a great win for Hamilton. I think the Mercedes was the 3rd best car today.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:40 pm
by Mort Canard
I suspect that Seb will have one last charge at Lewis in the last few laps but it doesn't look like he has the pace to pull it off.

I don't know if Charles can get by Valtteri.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:40 pm
by Rockie
cmax wrote:
Rockie wrote:Even with back markers Lewis is not pulling away!
He is maintaining that 2 second gap. I think he's still got life left in those tyres.
Don't think that will hold!

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:41 pm
by -K-
I don’t think I’ve ever seen the ‘no investigation necessary’ banner more in one race.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:42 pm
by TedStriker
Will be a bit of an anti-climax if they just come home in this order!

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:42 pm
by FormulaFun
Leclerc is out of it now, bottas too he can't get anywhere near without over heating.

It's Vettel Vs Hamilton now - can vettel force an error out of Hamilton like Hamilton has done to him so often

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:42 pm
by F1_Ernie
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.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:43 pm
by Mort Canard
TedStriker wrote:Will be a bit of an anti-climax if they just come home in this order!
There will be some attempts but I won't complain if there are no passes at the front.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:43 pm
by Invade
I'm surprised Ferrari weren't able to make more of a dent given the tire offset. Will Vettel get within a second before the end of the race?

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:43 pm
by TedStriker
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.
Remember Max has done quite a few more laps than Lewis on the hards and is still going

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:44 pm
by cmax
Rockie wrote:
cmax wrote:
Rockie wrote:Even with back markers Lewis is not pulling away!
He is maintaining that 2 second gap. I think he's still got life left in those tyres.
Don't think that will hold!
Just set personal best lap time. Tyres still there for him.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:44 pm
by mikeyg123
FormulaFun wrote:Leclerc is out of it now, bottas too he can't get anywhere near without over heating.

It's Vettel Vs Hamilton now - can vettel force an error out of Hamilton like Hamilton has done to him so often
Vettel can't get close. He doesn't have the pace. Verstappen's lasted almost the whole race on the hard tyres and his pace isn't too awful.

Re: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:44 pm
by kleefton
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.