2021 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Race Thread

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JN23 wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:43 pm
Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:39 pm
Hamilton to finish 3rd or 2nd here.
I’m surprised he hasn’t caught up to Sainz quicker
I think he knows that Max can't be caught so perhaps he's not wanting to risk another off or ruining his tyres. Pace his way through to second.
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3 out of the 4 drivers in the top teams have either had a bad race or messed up pretty badly today. Verstappen is looking comfortably the best today out of them.

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hamilton in 4th now

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HAM is such a lucky lucky boy

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And although no solution is perfect, Lewis going off, taking ages to get out of the gravel, doing nearly an entire lap with a broken wing, pitting to change the wing and being a lap down, now probably finishing in second, is rather silly for such a high profile sport.
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:lol: Lewis does seem to get the rub of the green a lot.

Wouldn't be shocked to see another safety car and Lewis to take the W

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DRS train may prevent Hamilton from getting any further.
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Helps both Norris and Leclerc for Leclerc to stay in DRS range
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Well, if there was ever a brilliant example of why DRS is giving too much advantage, that was it. Never got close when both were using it, passed well before the corner when Leclerc didn't have it.
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Hamilton is crazy lucky.
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F1_Ernie wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:53 pm
Helps both Norris and Leclerc for Leclerc to stay in DRS range
First lap Leclerc gets no DRS and Hamilton breezes past
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This is the best opening 2 races in ages.

Hopefully the season keeps this flavour going!!

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This is highly amusing to me.


Hamilton might finish 2nd. LOL.

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Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:56 pm
Well, if there was ever a brilliant example of why DRS is giving too much advantage, that was it. Never got close when both were using it, passed well before the corner when Leclerc didn't have it.
It's that or see no overtaking and trains?
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F1Tyrant wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:56 pm
Hamilton is crazy lucky.
Yeh but now time to give him kudos for making good on his luck. Imagine Bottas in this situation. :twisted:

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Invade wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:56 pm
This is highly amusing to me.


Hamilton might finish 2nd. LOL.
I'm less amused and more saddened. Not because it's Lewis, but because the rules allow such a situation to occur.
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A mechanical for Verstappen would be astounding.
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HAM reversed on the track - isn't that an automatic penalty? Can someone with more knowledge of the rules clarify?

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F1Tyrant wrote:
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A mechanical for Verstappen would be astounding.
LOL please no. Don't tempt fate.

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Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:58 pm
HAM reversed on the track - isn't that an automatic penalty? Can someone with more knowledge of the rules clarify?
Actually, that's what went through my mind when it happened. In the gravel trap is allowed, but not sure about coming back on to track like that.
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Hamilton said to Lando Move on, let's race.


And here we are.

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Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:59 pm
A.J. wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:58 pm
HAM reversed on the track - isn't that an automatic penalty? Can someone with more knowledge of the rules clarify?
Actually, that's what went through my mind when it happened. In the gravel trap is allowed, but not sure about coming back on to track like that.
Yeah I expected a 3 point turn, not a Forza-style reset in slow motion.
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A.J. wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:58 pm
HAM reversed on the track - isn't that an automatic penalty? Can someone with more knowledge of the rules clarify?
No. You can't reverse in the pitlane but you can on track, unless you pose a risk to others while rejoining.

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Great recovery drive from Hamilton here. Tremendous with heaps of luck.
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just to say, Norris did the same as Bottas. A slight jerk to the right and not that much room on the right, but easily enough. I will be surprised if Russell doesn't get some sort of penalty really as it was his over reaction that caused the chaos and other drivers have managed to get the same sort of move done cleanly.

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Fastest lap duel here!
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F1Tyrant wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:04 pm
Fastest lap duel here!
And they both crash out under the pressure of delivering the fastest lap!


Can you imagine that actually happening...

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Stroll is doing really well to keep right up with Ricciardo given he has shift problems.

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The racing this season has been excellent! Great drive from Max!
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Hamilton got extremely lucky there
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Good race. A little frustrating to see Hamilton being able to cruise his way to 2nd place after a mistake that cost him a lap.

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F1 is fun - I'll give it that.

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Good drive by Max, but he was so close to spinning before the restart. A few degrees more and he would have blown it!
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Enjoyed that race. Norris driver of the day for me, superb. Smashed Ricciardo again.

Verstappen very good, Hamilton got big luck and made good on that luck. Not Perez’s finest day.

Ferrari should be pretty happy with their weekend.

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Azi wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:02 pm
A.J. wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:58 pm
HAM reversed on the track - isn't that an automatic penalty? Can someone with more knowledge of the rules clarify?
No. You can't reverse in the pitlane but you can on track, unless you pose a risk to others while rejoining.
Is that the rule or your opinion? Just wanna be sure.

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Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:10 pm
Good drive by Max, but he was so close to spinning before the restart. A few degrees more and he would have blown it!
When that happened, he was partly on the grass I think. Could Leclerc have legitimately passed him and kept the lead?

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A.J. wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:10 pm
Azi wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:02 pm
A.J. wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:58 pm
HAM reversed on the track - isn't that an automatic penalty? Can someone with more knowledge of the rules clarify?
No. You can't reverse in the pitlane but you can on track, unless you pose a risk to others while rejoining.
Is that the rule or your opinion? Just wanna be sure.
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JN23 wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:11 pm
Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:10 pm
Good drive by Max, but he was so close to spinning before the restart. A few degrees more and he would have blown it!
When that happened, he was partly on the grass I think. Could Leclerc have legitimately passed him and kept the lead?
I doubt it.
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Asphalt_World wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:10 pm
Good drive by Max, but he was so close to spinning before the restart. A few degrees more and he would have blown it!
True - he was really lucky there.

The faultless performances are Norris and Leclerc.

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What could have been had Hamilton not spun passing Russell? It would have been a duel of the ages on a track like this!
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