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Formula One Freaks-this is it!

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    eddieceddiec Posts: 3,841
    Jason P said:
    Rygar said:
    Races without spectators, hard to imagine!
    Even harder to imagine is the venues paying F1's prices without spectators.
    Ha!  I've been watching Indycar all my life ... u get used to races without spectators (outside of Indy of course).  =)


    My uncle raced open wheels back when CART was the biggest series in the US. It was miles above Nascar. Then came the 1996 split and the series has never recovered. I was at a few races prior to '96 and CART used to fill every venue. It was only after that we began seeing empty racetracks. The last five years have been better, but it will never get back to what it was. 
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,471
    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,483
    ^^^ very cool
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,483
    edited July 2020
    Well that was an interesting start to a strange season.  McLaren and Racing Point look strong! Lando Norris leads Lewis Hamilton by 4 points in the championship. Think about that!

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    erebuserebus Posts: 558
    edited July 2020
    You really did not need to start watching that race until lap 60

    this will be one of those years where a team with questionable/borderline legal parts will do very well and run away with it. So Mercedes with their new steering components and Racing Point with whatever they added on. Similar to the year that Braun was first and second in almost every race 

    expect Hammie and Verstappen to be back, but I do hope Bottas takes the title this year
    Post edited by erebus on
    1996: Toronto
    2003: St. Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
    2022: Hamilton, Toronto 
    2023: St. Paul I, St. Paul II
    2024: Vancouver I, Vancouver II
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,471
    edited July 2020
    I didn't watch the race. How were the Ferraris? Any good?
    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,483
    Pap said:
    I didn't watch the race. How were the Ferraris? Any good?
    One second off the pace in qualifying but LeClerc managed second place in a race full of reliability issues and penalties for Hamilton.
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,483
    erebus said:
    You really did not need to start watching that race until lap 60

    this will be one of those years where a team with questionable/borderline legal parts will do very well and run away with it. So Mercedes with their new steering components and Racing Point with whatever they added on. Similar to the year that Braun was first and second in almost every race 

    expect Hammie and Verstappen to be back, but I do hope Bottas takes the title this year
    The DAC steering system is no double diffuser and already confirmed as legal. What I wonder is whether the black livery is a solar panel delivering more power ;) 
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    erebuserebus Posts: 558
    Alonso back with Renault for 2021
    will be interesting to see where Vettel ends up
    1996: Toronto
    2003: St. Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
    2022: Hamilton, Toronto 
    2023: St. Paul I, St. Paul II
    2024: Vancouver I, Vancouver II
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,471

    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,471
    edited July 2020
    No Ferraris, no party.
    On a brighter note, what a finish!... The Pink Panthers (especially Perez) were a true spectacle!
    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,483
    Ferrari cant get out of their own way. Racing Point, McLaren and Renault are all faster than Ferrari.  Boring race until the last 5 laps. Brilliant of Sainz to let Lando go by. McLaren's have real pace. Looking forward to the next one.
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    erebuserebus Posts: 558
    the new rule changes cannot come fast enough. 15 of 20 drivers lapped!!! 
    Looks like Ferraris were cheating last year And much slower this year without their illegal parts

    George Russel is going to be pretty good once he gets in a good car based on his qualifying days



    1996: Toronto
    2003: St. Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
    2022: Hamilton, Toronto 
    2023: St. Paul I, St. Paul II
    2024: Vancouver I, Vancouver II
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,483
    The mercs are even better this year. They are badass!
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    erebuserebus Posts: 558
    Another boring race until the final few laps.
    watch to the end , that’s where everything seems to be happening this year

    otherwise, is F1 becoming like NASCAR. Everyone watches for a crash, mistake or rain

    cannot blame Max for pitting, no way they would have known Hammies troubles on the last lap
    1996: Toronto
    2003: St. Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
    2022: Hamilton, Toronto 
    2023: St. Paul I, St. Paul II
    2024: Vancouver I, Vancouver II
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    lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 12,302
    Great last laps drama
    brixton 93
    astoria 06
    albany 06
    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
    dusseldorf 07
    nijmegen 07

    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,332

    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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    erebuserebus Posts: 558
    Pretty good race

    will Hulkenberg end up with a seat next year?
    did very well for sitting out 
    could see him on Williams, Haas, AR or AT
    should even be considered for Racing Point
    he or Vettel are better drivers than Stroll, but the family and money get in the way there
    1996: Toronto
    2003: St. Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
    2022: Hamilton, Toronto 
    2023: St. Paul I, St. Paul II
    2024: Vancouver I, Vancouver II
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    eddieceddiec Posts: 3,841
    edited September 2020
    What a race! That's the kind of stuff we love to see in this sport. You don't often get a 1-2-3 like that. 
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,483
    Tremendous! Such an exciting race.
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    RygarRygar Posts: 8,685
    Great race, long overdue.
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    erebuserebus Posts: 558
    edited September 2020
    Perez is out at Racing Point after the year

    Vettel in? Perez to Alpha Tauri or Romeo maybe with either Kyvat or Kimi leaving?
    maybe the new Williams ownership is throwing money around?
    Gasley and Albon switch again?
    Post edited by erebus on
    1996: Toronto
    2003: St. Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
    2022: Hamilton, Toronto 
    2023: St. Paul I, St. Paul II
    2024: Vancouver I, Vancouver II
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,483
    Keep Mugello on the schedule! Exciting race and very lucky no one got hurt!
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    RygarRygar Posts: 8,685
    Get_Right said:
    Keep Mugello on the schedule! Exciting race and very lucky no one got hurt!
    Agreed all around!
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,471
    The country will also host a Formula 1 race beginning in 2023.
    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,471
    edited October 2020
    Beautiful circuit! Finally, both Ferraris were competitve again. :plus_one:
    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
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    Lewis is a different class 
    brixton 93
    astoria 06
    albany 06
    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
    dusseldorf 07
    nijmegen 07

    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,483
    Love that track, like watching F1 cars on a roller coaster!  Congrats to Lewis. He did a masterful job managing the tires yesterday.  
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    Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 12,483
    Excited to see what Imola brings this weekend!
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,471
    edited October 2020
    Get_Right said:
    Excited to see what Imola brings this weekend!
    1-2 for the Ferraris! :smiley::lucky:
    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1&2 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
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