2020 Italian Grand Prix Race Thread

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mikeyg123 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:47 pm
What's wrong with being entertained?
Every minute?

I mean something has to happen every minute, sport doesn't always work like that, some of us are happy to see a race evolve and not need aomething exciting to almost constantly be happening.
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JN23 wrote:
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Option or Prime wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:55 am
Difficult decision to make Italian Grand Prix at Monza or England v Australia, (after the first one was a thriller), live on BBC. Which is going to be the most exciting, guess I'll know by 2.15pm!
T20, the commercial version of cricket, the era of needing to be entertained every minute.
The ECB should probably be thankful for that pesky being entertained every minute T20 format in the basis it probably keeps some counties in business most summers.
So they had no option to go down the commercial route?

For me it doesn't compare to test match cricket or county cricket.
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I don't watch Cricket but I doubt something exciting happens literally every minute in T20.

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My number one hope for today's race is that both Williams finish.
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McLaren power!

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Going out on a limb here, but I think Hamilton might win this.
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Bottas's car looks incredibly unstable.

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Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:16 pm
Going out on a limb here, but I think Hamilton might win this.
Well.... it would be true underdog performance.

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I don't mind Hamilton winning but they all make it so easy for him.

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Bottas showing once again that he would get eaten alive if Merc weren't so dominant. I still don't get why he's rated so highly.
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Well at least weve got all the exciting stuff out of the way 🤣

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Hamilton had a bigger lead by the end of lap 3 than the time that covered the top 7 on lap 6 of the F3 race this morning.

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I have a bit of an issue with designers missing a trick and coming up with a car that doesn't go as fast as it should, but I have a massive issue with the Ferrari falling apart after 6 laps.
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mikeyg123 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:17 pm
I don't mind Hamilton winning but they all make it so easy for him.
I think that's the frustration.

Most proven driver in easily the best car..... Red Bull don't have the machinery to challenge, and Bottas - capable as he is over a lap - doesn't seem mentally capable of challenging.

It's literally a canter

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vettel out

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Mamma Mia!!!

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Binotto, what have you done with Ferrari?

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While Hamilton has checked out, we have to admit that this will be a fantastic race for the last two podium positions.
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Norris not looking too inspiring since that rocket start.
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Good year for the Ferrari fans not to be there.

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So what's more likely - Bottas overtaking Ricciardo or Verstappen overtaking Bottas?

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To me Bottas's car seems to look to be bouncing a lot more than it should. Could it be ralated to what happened earlier. I also think he may hang back from Ricciardo if he's going long and just try as hard as possible to keep verstappen behind and go long.

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mikeyg123 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:29 pm
So what's more likely - Bottas overtaking Ricciardo or Verstappen overtaking Bottas?
I fancy Verstappen is happy following Bottas' strategy going long, catching the tow of Bottas for the whole race and sneaking third.
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Ricciardo overtaking Perez

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the norris train is helping the top 2 at the moment

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The pitstps should be interesting.

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:30 pm
To me Bottas's car seems to look to be bouncing a lot more than it should. Could it be ralated to what happened earlier. I also think he may hang back from Ricciardo if he's going long and just try as hard as possible to keep verstappen behind and go long.
Edit: You can tell, he keeps trying to avoid following directly behind Ricciardo. This maybe indicates he isn't trying to get past and is trying to look after his tyres.

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:30 pm
To me Bottas's car seems to look to be bouncing a lot more than it should. Could it be ralated to what happened earlier. I also think he may hang back from Ricciardo if he's going long and just try as hard as possible to keep verstappen behind and go long.
Mate, there was never anything wrong with Bottas' car lol.

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Bottas should jump Ric, Per and Nor at the pitstops if he goes long.

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cmax wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:33 pm
Bottas should jump Ric, Per and Nor at the pitstops if he goes long.

Well, he won't if he goes long.

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I don't rate Bottaa that highly, but his car looks awful. I hope for his sake there's some kind of technical issue, however slight.
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It looks like Mercedes have built another car that's useless in traffic
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Asphalt_World wrote:
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I don't rate Bottaa that highly, but his car looks awful. I hope for his sake there's some kind of technical issue, however slight.
bottas might have floor damage from his of track adventure during his installation lap.


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pokerman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:37 pm
It looks like Mercedes have built another car that's useless in traffic
Interesting hey....quick at the front, crap in the pack

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Ruste13 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:38 pm
pokerman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:37 pm
It looks like Mercedes have built another car that's useless in traffic
Interesting hey....quick at the front, crap in the pack
But predominantly at the front.
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pokerman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:37 pm
It looks like Mercedes have built another car that's useless in traffic
Well it cannot be the perfect car.
It gotta have some flaws.

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Bacus wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:39 pm
pokerman wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:37 pm
It looks like Mercedes have built another car that's useless in traffic
Well it cannot be the perfect car.
It gotta have some flaws.
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Safety Car laughable.
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safety car

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