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Hoping for a great race. Max for the win?
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Expecting a snoozefest with whichever Mercedes leading at the end of the first sector cruising to victory

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I have five of my hard earned Great British pounds on a Verstappen win at 4/1 :idea:

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JN23 wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:19 pm
I have five of my hard earned Great British pounds on a Verstappen win at 4/1 :idea:
Can't see Verstappen taking two Mercedes. Best he can get I would say is second.
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Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:27 pm
JN23 wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:19 pm
I have five of my hard earned Great British pounds on a Verstappen win at 4/1 :idea:
Can't see Verstappen taking two Mercedes. Best he can get I would say is second.
It's a gamble on Mercedes having issues a bit like last week and as a Hamilton fan, the £20 will cheers me up if it wins :lol:

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Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:27 pm
JN23 wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:19 pm
I have five of my hard earned Great British pounds on a Verstappen win at 4/1 :idea:
Can't see Verstappen taking two Mercedes. Best he can get I would say is second.
Well Toto Wolff reckons that the race is Verstappen's!

Looks as though you have a good bet JN23!

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I was surprised that no one except Raikkonen tried to qualify on the mediums. I will be interested in the tire strategy.

Some of the pundits have suggested that no one likes the hard tires so it may be a two stopper going Soft/Medium/Medium. :?
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Mort Canard wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:58 am
I was surprised that no one except Raikkonen tried to qualify on the mediums. I will be interested in the tire strategy.

Some of the pundits have suggested that no one likes the hard tires so it may be a two stopper going Soft/Medium/Medium. :?
They have to use the softs in the race because the hards are no good.
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Pit stop strategy options:

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@racefansdotnet

Red Bull have switched Max Verstappen to a previously-used engine, turbo, MGU-K and MGU-H ahead of the race. They also changed his brake-by-wire unit and other parts.

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Had no idea this would be a two stopper, nice! Hopefully Verstappen can pull a one-stopper
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Clarky wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:12 pm
@racefansdotnet

Red Bull have switched Max Verstappen to a previously-used engine, turbo, MGU-K and MGU-H ahead of the race. They also changed his brake-by-wire unit and other parts.
I didn’t realise you could change engine parts after qualy without penalty. I wonder what the reason is for the change?

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So, IF Verstappen has been switched to a previously-used engine, turbo, MGU-K and MGU-H, how can the FIA tell if it is set to the same mode as practice ?

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JN23 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:26 pm
Clarky wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:12 pm
@racefansdotnet

Red Bull have switched Max Verstappen to a previously-used engine, turbo, MGU-K and MGU-H ahead of the race. They also changed his brake-by-wire unit and other parts.
I didn’t realise you could change engine parts after qualy without penalty. I wonder what the reason is for the change?
No reason given at all yet.

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Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:22 pm
Had no idea this would be a two stopper, nice! Hopefully Verstappen can pull a one-stopper
I think most will aim for one and only come in for a second if there is a late safety car.

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They found an anomaly in the data last night.
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Track is baking hot. Advantage Verstappen?

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Expecting a procession but hoping I'm wrong. So difficult to overtake here, even with DRS.
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Great start Lance! Nearly paved the way for Perez to get by Bottas.

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Still think That Stroll's starts were always great, and not just related to his poor qualifying at williams. He quite possibly is one of the best on the grid in this area. Although the finish is more important!

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HAM clearly in engine and tyre conservation mode
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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Still think That Stroll's starts were always great, and not just related to his poor qualifying at williams. He quite possibly is one of the best on the grid in this area. Although the finish is more important!
Just disappointing how he let Bottas breeze by
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Hamilton is doing fastest laps now

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Verstappen throwing a tantrum again, quite funny really, does need to grow up though!

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Option or Prime wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:46 pm
Verstappen throwing a tantrum again, quite funny really, does need to grow up though!
Max was right to some degree. Red Bull lost the race in those 6 laps. Though you could say he might have struggled overtaking the Racing Points.
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Albon being used as a test track mule for Verstappen.
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pokerman wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Albon being used as a test track mule for Verstappen.
What is that strategy? Go long and hope for a SC? Otherwise, Albon's race is ********.
Where I'm going, I don't need roads

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tootsie323 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:51 pm
pokerman wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Albon being used as a test track mule for Verstappen.
What is that strategy? Go long and hope for a SC? Otherwise, Albon's race is ********.
I could be wrong but it might have been the case that Albon was no longer lapping quicker than those on the medium tyres, so had to bring him in.
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Option or Prime wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:46 pm
Verstappen throwing a tantrum again, quite funny really, does need to grow up though!
You ignore that he's doing what basically won him the last Grand Prix.

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Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:54 pm
tootsie323 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:51 pm
pokerman wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Albon being used as a test track mule for Verstappen.
What is that strategy? Go long and hope for a SC? Otherwise, Albon's race is ********.
I could be wrong but it might have been the case that Albon was no longer lapping quicker than those on the medium tyres, so had to bring him in.
If he makes those tyres last my little outburst may just prove to be unfounded.
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Red Bull f**ked up here, and its not because they dared to be brave. They did the opposite.

In 32 laps all they've managed to do is be on tyres that are net 2 laps older than Hamilton's.
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tootsie323 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:03 pm
Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:54 pm
tootsie323 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:51 pm
pokerman wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Albon being used as a test track mule for Verstappen.
What is that strategy? Go long and hope for a SC? Otherwise, Albon's race is ********.
I could be wrong but it might have been the case that Albon was no longer lapping quicker than those on the medium tyres, so had to bring him in.
If he makes those tyres last my little outburst may just prove to be unfounded.
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tootsie323 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:10 pm
tootsie323 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:03 pm
Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:54 pm
tootsie323 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:51 pm
pokerman wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Albon being used as a test track mule for Verstappen.
What is that strategy? Go long and hope for a SC? Otherwise, Albon's race is ********.
I could be wrong but it might have been the case that Albon was no longer lapping quicker than those on the medium tyres, so had to bring him in.
If he makes those tyres last my little outburst may just prove to be unfounded.
Pants...
Rip..
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At some point Bottas is going to have to try and beat Verstappen in this race. He can't afford to follow him home like in Hungary.

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pokerman wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Albon being used as a test track mule for Verstappen.
Albon is Max’s servant. Anyone not recognizing this by now is delusional.

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Ooooooh, Mercedes throwing caution to the wind...
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tootsie323 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:22 pm
Ooooooh, Mercedes throwing caution to the wind...
lets see what bottas can do on those softs

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lucifers wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:27 pm
tootsie323 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:22 pm
Ooooooh, Mercedes throwing caution to the wind...
lets see what bottas can do on those softs
Not a lot as of right now.

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lucifers wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:27 pm
tootsie323 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:22 pm
Ooooooh, Mercedes throwing caution to the wind...
lets see what bottas can do on those softs
Not much

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