Formula One Freaks-this is it!

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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,477
    Nice that should be a great view.  Are you going to check out Muse or stick around for the track walk?
  • RygarRygar Posts: 8,534
    Nice set up for a 6th year of the same boring crap.  I think I tossed this entire season by FP2 of the first race.
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,477
    Well Bahrain was certainly not boring! Ferrari is fast but like any Italian car, prone to reliability issues ha!
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,477
    Jason P said:

    Got my tickets to COTA next week.  Ended up getting seats in Turn 15 but will spend Saturday checking out different vantage points around the track for qualifying and the Indy lights race.  

    Australia was pretty ho-hum.  Would have been nice if it was five laps longer to see if Max could have gotten within a second of Hamilton in a DRS zone.
    So how was it?
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,122
    Get_Right said:
    Jason P said:

    Got my tickets to COTA next week.  Ended up getting seats in Turn 15 but will spend Saturday checking out different vantage points around the track for qualifying and the Indy lights race.  

    Australia was pretty ho-hum.  Would have been nice if it was five laps longer to see if Max could have gotten within a second of Hamilton in a DRS zone.
    So how was it?
    The only thing I saw was the pre-race flyover as they were rushing me to the infield med center in a stretcher.  I won't get into the details, but I'm just happy to be breathing today and not in a pine box.   
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,028
    Jason P said:
    Get_Right said:
    Jason P said:

    Got my tickets to COTA next week.  Ended up getting seats in Turn 15 but will spend Saturday checking out different vantage points around the track for qualifying and the Indy lights race.  

    Australia was pretty ho-hum.  Would have been nice if it was five laps longer to see if Max could have gotten within a second of Hamilton in a DRS zone.
    So how was it?
    The only thing I saw was the pre-race flyover as they were rushing me to the infield med center in a stretcher.  I won't get into the details, but I'm just happy to be breathing today and not in a pine box.   
    Ah jeez, man. Hope you're okay.
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,477
    Jason P said:
    Get_Right said:
    Jason P said:

    Got my tickets to COTA next week.  Ended up getting seats in Turn 15 but will spend Saturday checking out different vantage points around the track for qualifying and the Indy lights race.  

    Australia was pretty ho-hum.  Would have been nice if it was five laps longer to see if Max could have gotten within a second of Hamilton in a DRS zone.
    So how was it?
    The only thing I saw was the pre-race flyover as they were rushing me to the infield med center in a stretcher.  I won't get into the details, but I'm just happy to be breathing today and not in a pine box.   
    Holy crap, what happened?  Hope you are OK!
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,998

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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,477
    China was not that exciting other than seeing that some of the young guns can really drive.
  • erebuserebus Posts: 152
    Agreed, not much excitement in China. The future looks bright for Norris and Albon, and Ferrari can only protect Vettel so long from Leclerc 
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,998
    Let LEC shine! :star:
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,122
    F1 Fat Tony in Baku right now...



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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,477
    Funny I was noticing the characters hanging out in the paddock after the race. Lot of black leather jackets. Snoozefest of a race. I think we can stop saying the Ferraris are faster than the Mercs.
  • erebuserebus Posts: 152
    Eff Ferrari! I'm hoping Bottas can knock off Hamilton this year, like Rosberg did.

    also , just had a race in that other country known for human rights and Russia to come

    F1 is all about the money ultimately
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  • RygarRygar Posts: 8,534
    Get_Right said:
    Funny I was noticing the characters hanging out in the paddock after the race. Lot of black leather jackets. Snoozefest of a race. I think we can stop saying the Ferraris are faster than the Mercs.
    6 years of weak marketing BS
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,477
    Rygar said:
    Get_Right said:
    Funny I was noticing the characters hanging out in the paddock after the race. Lot of black leather jackets. Snoozefest of a race. I think we can stop saying the Ferraris are faster than the Mercs.
    6 years of weak marketing BS
    Italian confusion versus German precision me thinks.
  • RygarRygar Posts: 8,534
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    Get_Right said:
    Rygar said:
    Get_Right said:
    Funny I was noticing the characters hanging out in the paddock after the race. Lot of black leather jackets. Snoozefest of a race. I think we can stop saying the Ferraris are faster than the Mercs.
    6 years of weak marketing BS
    Italian confusion versus German precision me thinks.
    None of them are going to come out and say how the teams really stack up, but they say so much obvious BS it has to be to try and keep fans thinking there is a chance of a race.  You can't fault one team for being dominant.

  • RygarRygar Posts: 8,534
    RIP Niki Lauda
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,477
    Yeah that is sad.  What a life story.
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,477
    WTF is going on at Ferrari?  They are a mess.
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,998
    Rygar said:
    RIP Niki Lauda

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  • erebuserebus Posts: 152
    Yawn, pretty boring season unless you are a Mercedes fan

    not that I think it would have made a huge difference in the overall picture, but Seb should not have got a penalty
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,122
    F1's first semi-exciting race of the year and they fuck it up with a controversy
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,028
    Jason P said:
    F1's first semi-exciting race of the year and they fuck it up with a controversy
    What a joke.

  • qontheboardqontheboard Posts: 638
    eddiec said:
    Jason P said:
    F1's first semi-exciting race of the year and they fuck it up with a controversy
    What a joke.

    I was in Montreal for the race. It was great until that bullshit call. The boos after the race were loud as fuck! I don't think it was just "a bad call". I think the FIA and Co. are punishing Ferrari for years of foul play.



  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,477
    Tough call. They applied the rule correctly and I think Seb did make that one adjustment to block Hambone once he was back on track. But not the way a race should be decided. Far worse racing incidents have gone unpunished. They should have let that one go.
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,028
    Get_Right said:
    Tough call. They applied the rule correctly and I think Seb did make that one adjustment to block Hambone once he was back on track. But not the way a race should be decided. Far worse racing incidents have gone unpunished. They should have let that one go.
    They definitely should have let it go. If it was something like a blind corner- meaning Hamilton didn't see Vettel go off- and Vettel came back on track nearly causing an accident, I could see it from a stewards perspective of reentering and almost causing a collision. But Hamilton watched the whole thing unfold in front of him. He knew Vettel was going to try and retake track position in the lead and he backed off the throttle when that did happen. They're fighting for first place. I just see it as taking the racing spectacle out of it- which F1 is already lacking. The cars having difficulty passing each other is the governing body's fault. At least let the drivers race.
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,477
    eddiec said:
    Get_Right said:
    Tough call. They applied the rule correctly and I think Seb did make that one adjustment to block Hambone once he was back on track. But not the way a race should be decided. Far worse racing incidents have gone unpunished. They should have let that one go.
    They definitely should have let it go. If it was something like a blind corner- meaning Hamilton didn't see Vettel go off- and Vettel came back on track nearly causing an accident, I could see it from a stewards perspective of reentering and almost causing a collision. But Hamilton watched the whole thing unfold in front of him. He knew Vettel was going to try and retake track position in the lead and he backed off the throttle when that did happen. They're fighting for first place. I just see it as taking the racing spectacle out of it- which F1 is already lacking. The cars having difficulty passing each other is the governing body's fault. At least let the drivers race.
    Tough call. The stewards take their job seriously. If Hambone did not brake then Vettel would have caused a crash by not laying off the throttle when he rejoined - which is what the rule is designed to prevent. If it was Grosean or Stroll nobody would be complaining LOL. The flaw is in the rule which does not allow for the stewards to issue a warning or something less harsh than a 5 second penalty. I do agree that the ruling ruined the end of that race though, and that sucks for everybody.
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,028
    Another snoozefest in France. When are the new changes coming in?
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,477
    I agree that race was not very exciting.  Good to see McLaren have a bit of pace. Seb is lost and HAM is on point. Lock up number 6. No one can touch him.
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