2021 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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Great pass from Perez.
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F1Tyrant wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 2:07 pm
The last 10 laps will be brilliant!
I think Verstappen will be a sitting duck by the time Hamilton gets to him.
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Verstappen has been very moody this race.
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F1Tyrant wrote:
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Verstappen has been very moody this race.
He nearly always is.
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F1Tyrant wrote:
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Verstappen has been very moody this race.
I think him and Lewis are remarkably similar in their mentality on the radio, they just present it in different ways.

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Bottas needs to make sure he doesn't do what he's done before when letting Hamilton by. He often makes it as clear as possible that he's had a team order and makes it more costly for himself than he should. If he has any chance of catching verstappen, he will have to waste no time letting hamilton by.

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Max’s only real hope is that by the time Lewis has pounded round for 20 laps, doing one second a lap faster, his tyres will start to look no better than Max’s. If Max can look after them, the difference between them might be small enough to hold Lewis behind with clever re-gen and deployment.
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Bottas needs to make sure he doesn't do what he's done before when letting Hamilton by. He often makes it as clear as possible that he's had a team order and makes it more costly for himself than he should. If he has any chance of catching verstappen, he will have to waste no time letting hamilton by.
Well that cost them both about 1.5 seconds

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I'm sure Bottas holds up his own teammate more than anyone else, what a idiot
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Bottas is gone I reckon.
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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 2:14 pm
Bottas needs to make sure he doesn't do what he's done before when letting Hamilton by. He often makes it as clear as possible that he's had a team order and makes it more costly for himself than he should. If he has any chance of catching verstappen, he will have to waste no time letting hamilton by.
He's got no chance of catching Verstappen but he still did the right thing in my view. Bottas is trying to win the championship and Hamilton is one of his main rivals.

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Don’t get that from Merc. If Hamilton gets passed Verstappen they’ve given him a free pit stop for fastest lap.

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Ridiculous by Bottas does he want the Red Bull to win the race, Perez moved over for Max and then Bottas pits so what was the point and then Bottas is pitted to take the fastest lap off Hamilton.
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Bottas is gone I reckon.

Bottas will be sacked. Dont be surprised if it happens mid season and not at the end of the season.

And to add salt in the wounds. He then goes and pits.

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Ridiculous by Bottas does he want the Red Bull to win the race, Perez moved over for Max and then Bottas pits so what was the point and then Bottas is pitted to take the fastest lap off Hamilton.

Did Bottas know he was pitting?

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Don’t get that from Merc. If Hamilton gets passed Verstappen they’ve given him a free pit stop for fastest lap.
That as well it's like they learned nothing from the last race after admitting that they made a mistake.
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i can't understand why bottas pitted after he briefly held Hamilton up.

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wire2004 wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 2:20 pm
Dont be surprised if it happens mid season and not at the end of the season.
Never mid season but that little tussle probably cost him 2022.
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Bottas is gone I reckon.
There was a whiff of ‘I’m leaving, I don’t give a f**k’ about it.
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Come on Sainz. If he gets Ricciardo, it will be a brilliant day for Ferrari and their battle with Mclaren. Still looking good, anyway.
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Perhaps they are deliberately denying Bottas P3.
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Lewis worried he won't have tyres left at the end.

Translated, this means Lewis will be flying at the end.
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I don't know what people want. Many say they don't like bottas for being so obliging and cautious. He made a change for once and actually looked like he went against team orders and made it hard for hamilton. If it is his last season, i'm sure I've heard people say that he should take more risks. It isn't like hamilton doesn't ignore team orders.

Anyhow, I myself still think he should have allowed hamilton through quicker.

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Bit of a bum race for McLaren this. Norris nowhere near the back of Ocon and definitely slower than Ferrari.
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with a moody verstappen, does anyone see a crash coming?

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Oh dear. Max will be gutted.
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well that was easy.

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Hamilton ate him on toast as predicted by others.
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Don’t get that from Merc. If Hamilton gets passed Verstappen they’ve given him a free pit stop for fastest lap.
This has happened, although I’m sure Merc won’t mind considering they’ve got Hamilton into the lead.

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Come on George for P10!
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Don't box Lewis please...
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Come on George for P10!
What happened here? He’s lost a load of places all of a sudden

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Come on George for P10!
Why is he now 15th. I missed that bit. He was 11th.
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Ocon must have a problem, he’s lost about 10s on Norris in about 3 laps.
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What happened here? He’s lost a load of places all of a sudden
Not sure... :(
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Mercedes on the mediums are just too quick
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Obvious open and shut penalty for Stroll.

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i think that off track moment for stroll is going to result in a penalty that will lose him 5 or more places

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Verstappen can only perform so many miracles. Mercedes are back!
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And that should be another penalty for Stroll.... much more than a 5 second one.

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