2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Race Thread

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Max starting on the cleaner side will surely bother Bottas. Same goes for Checo on Albon, his main competitor for RB's 2nd seat..
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Sounds like a lot of complaints about the 2021 tyres from the drivers. Have no issues with them trying to push things in the right direction, and is really quite frustrating if Pirelli can't provide what they are asked to but really don't think the drivers should be able to veto the new tyres so hope it doesn't come to that. Think the teams could do with a bit of a challenge in a season when everything else is going to be fairly stable. Surely if they can produce a tyre with a wider operating window it would be a step in the direction regardless of whether they lose some overall lap time or wear quicker. Would be a bit of a joke for Pirelli and the sport if the tyres got canned again after two years in development.

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Speaking of clean vs dirty side, both Vettel and Bottas started on the dirty side last year and got ahead of their clean-side-starting teammates. It could just have been a random one off though.

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The way Max mentioned he is pleased to be on the clean side makes me think he will do the opposite!

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Hamilton is long, long overdue a mechanical failure and I just have a feeling that it might be this race in my bones.
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Going into qualifying I noticed that Mercedes only had 1 set of hard tyres for both drivers and I questioned the wisdom of this given the degradation of the tyres brought to the circuit, a bit on the soft side.

Verstappen starts the race having 2 sets of the hard tyres, he said it might prove to be an advantage, he might be right.
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F1Tyrant wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:57 am
Hamilton is long, long overdue a mechanical failure and I just have a feeling that it might be this race in my bones.
Well, admittedly he had a lot in 2016, but since Bottas came to the team, if I remember correctly, his only mechanical failure was in Austria 2018.

Bottas has had 4 mechanical failures, then to add to that, one DNF due to damage in Baku 2018 as well as a lost 2nd place due to a puncture in Britian this year. That is 6 podium finishes missed for Bottas with 4 of them being mechanical. Hamilton has indeed been lucky in the past few years. Don't think there have been many if any other drivers that have gone this long without mechanical problems in the race.

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:08 pm
Hamilton has indeed been lucky in the past few years. Don't think there have been many if any other drivers that have gone this long without mechanical problems in the race.
Schumacher went an incredible 58 races between Hungary 2001 and Malaysia 2005 without a mechanical retirement (although he crashed or collided with other drivers on 3 occasions during that run). Hamilton's current streak is 47 races!

EDIT: Alonso's best is even longer! 86 races without a mechanical retirement between Malaysia 2010 and Belgium 2014 with 5 crashes/collisions in that run.
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Crofty mentions rain in a race where it’s blatantly not going to rain, version 4352.


Oh.. wow, that explosion.
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Oh crap. Not seen anything like that for a long long time.
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Red flag ! - makes a change from a yellow.

Presumably Bottas regains his lost places ?

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Jeus... i feel the worst...

edit: huh, he's fine...
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Oh jeez... Thank god Grosjeans out of the car...
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Great to see Grosjean is ok
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Will they do a full restart with the original grid or take it from here?

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mikeyg123 wrote:
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Will they do a full restart with the original grid or take it from here?
Standing start from current positions. Max will be upset!
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Must be hard to go racing again after seeing that
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If it’s original grid then that’s a joke
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I fear there is a reason they are no showing it again, any marshals in the vicinity?

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and they just showed it. Wow that is a massive, massive crash!

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Mt god. I have no idea how he's alive.
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Sh*t. Without halo, that takes his head off.
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It cut his car in half. Grosjean luck to have four limbs...
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Car ripped in half!!!! WTF
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F1 car stronger than Armco...

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How did that accident damage a car so much ?

Grosjean SO, SO lucky !!!!!

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Did that sudden right turn from Grosjean look to be a mistake or a correction, or some other problem. I certainly don't think his move on kvyat looked intentional. That was really scary.

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I think we now see why the halo is so bloody important.
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Still not sure how he climbed out of that.
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Burns to legs and head !

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OK, that was an error of judgement from Grosjean, and a bad one. But forget that, the impact was simply shocking.

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How do you go through an Aramco barrier!

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Jesus. I wouldn't believe you in a million years if you told me the driver of that car walked away, If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:25 pm
Did that sudden right turn from Grosjean look to be a mistake or a correction, or some other problem. I certainly don't think his move on kvyat looked intentional. That was really scary.
Looks rather intentional to me.

After watching the slo-mo I can't believe he's still alive or not without devastating injury.

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WOW, glad grosjean was able to walk away.
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Hate to say it but that’s very Spa 2012 from Grosjean. Glad he’s okay but once again a huge lack of awareness of other traffic.
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How long will it take to repair the Armco? An hour?
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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:30 pm
OK, that was an error of judgement from Grosjean, and a bad one. But forget that, the impact was simply shocking.
Yeah not time to be laying blame (although I'm glad it's nobody else's fault just for their piece of mind) just glad Grosjean is walking and talking.

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Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:25 pm
I think we now see why the halo is so bloody important.
And yet the "rules" still allow drivers to run competitors off the track. It makes me wonder who really takes safety seriously.
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Yeh the halo could well have saved his life.

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