Formula One Freaks-this is it!

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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,982
    Whoa!


  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,982
    Hamilton is devastated.
  • erebuserebus Posts: 502
    Crazy 

    didn’t want to see it end that way though 

    both Max and Lewis have legitimate beefs
    Max at the start and Lewis at the end

    again, wish it was clean with no room for controversy 
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,982
    You can't argue that it was the best decision for the spectators and the sport ... an exciting 1 lap finish to a championship season. 
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,674
    edited December 2021
    Jason P said:
    You can't argue that it was the best decision for the spectators and the sport ... an exciting 1 lap finish to a championship season. 
    Agreed. And if Hamilton had pitted, Max would have stayed out, taking the lead. Then it would have been Hamilton on fresh tyres chasing Max that last lap. Mercedes played it safe and it cost them.
  • erebus said:
    Crazy 

    didn’t want to see it end that way though 

    both Max and Lewis have legitimate beefs
    Max at the start and Lewis at the end

    again, wish it was clean with no room for controversy 
    This 
    I dont  think it will end here
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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 11,385
    Both teams gambled at the end, and it paid off for one, but not the other. Safety car is the great equalizer in F1.  Hate to see the championship decided on a controversial decision, but I understand the decision (let'em race to the end), and no one wants the final race decided by the safety car.
  • erebuserebus Posts: 502
    Get_Right said:
    Both teams gambled at the end, and it paid off for one, but not the other. Safety car is the great equalizer in F1.  Hate to see the championship decided on a controversial decision, but I understand the decision (let'em race to the end), and no one wants the final race decided by the safety car.
    Agreed, but looks like it may be decided by lawyers, which will be a shame
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    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
  • erebuserebus Posts: 502
    edited December 2021

    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
  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 11,385
    erebus said:
    Get_Right said:
    Both teams gambled at the end, and it paid off for one, but not the other. Safety car is the great equalizer in F1.  Hate to see the championship decided on a controversial decision, but I understand the decision (let'em race to the end), and no one wants the final race decided by the safety car.
    Agreed, but looks like it may be decided by lawyers, which will be a shame

    Yep, major dollars on the line. 
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,674
    “The FIA Stewards have dismissed Mercedes’ protests against the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix final classification,” Formula 1 said on its official Twitter feed.
  • tino_11tino_11 Posts: 1,731
    I understand people want the championship to end as a race and not with the safety car but rules should be the rules and not enforced because it makes a better spectacle. There was no way this race shouldn’t have ended under the safety car and with that in mind merc made the right call not to pit. Looks foolish with hindsight once Masi decided to implement his own rules. What an absolute mess! 
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  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,674
    tino_11 said:
    I understand people want the championship to end as a race and not with the safety car but rules should be the rules and not enforced because it makes a better spectacle. There was no way this race shouldn’t have ended under the safety car and with that in mind merc made the right call not to pit. Looks foolish with hindsight once Masi decided to implement his own rules. What an absolute mess! 
    I'm not sure about that. Mercedes barely had any time to decide whether to pit or not after Latifi hit the wall. There's no way they could have known how long the yellow would go on for.
  • That was bullshit
    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 -
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,941
    Max was nowhere near winning that race, then nicked it on the last lap. This season was never going to end quietly, that’s for sure.

    I’m not sure which is worse - seeing Little Man Horner whine like a bitch when they lose, or his smug face when they win.
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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 11,385
    tino_11 said:
    I understand people want the championship to end as a race and not with the safety car but rules should be the rules and not enforced because it makes a better spectacle. There was no way this race shouldn’t have ended under the safety car and with that in mind merc made the right call not to pit. Looks foolish with hindsight once Masi decided to implement his own rules. What an absolute mess! 

    I think I agree, under Charlie Whiting, the race ends under the safety car. Masi and his team were very inconsistent the last few races with its decisions on cutting corners, track limits, causing contact etc.  Just a shame the championship outcome is the result of a controversial call. Lewis had him beat.
  • RobbertRobbert Posts: 357
    Get_Right said:
    tino_11 said:
    I understand people want the championship to end as a race and not with the safety car but rules should be the rules and not enforced because it makes a better spectacle. There was no way this race shouldn’t have ended under the safety car and with that in mind merc made the right call not to pit. Looks foolish with hindsight once Masi decided to implement his own rules. What an absolute mess! 

    I think I agree, under Charlie Whiting, the race ends under the safety car. Masi and his team were very inconsistent the last few races with its decisions on cutting corners, track limits, causing contact etc.  Just a shame the championship outcome is the result of a controversial call. Lewis had him beat.
    So close....but yet so far
  • RygarRygar Posts: 8,643
    Get_Right said:
    tino_11 said:
    I understand people want the championship to end as a race and not with the safety car but rules should be the rules and not enforced because it makes a better spectacle. There was no way this race shouldn’t have ended under the safety car and with that in mind merc made the right call not to pit. Looks foolish with hindsight once Masi decided to implement his own rules. What an absolute mess! 

    I think I agree, under Charlie Whiting, the race ends under the safety car. Masi and his team were very inconsistent the last few races with its decisions on cutting corners, track limits, causing contact etc.  Just a shame the championship outcome is the result of a controversial call. Lewis had him beat.
    That was [email protected]#$#d. They (FIA) really seemed to have a focus on providing more actual racing but it was certainly done with inconsistency and questionable choices.  That said I'm glad the DC record still stands tied.
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 26,222
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
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  • RobbertRobbert Posts: 357
    Pap said:
    We all know the story bout Ferrari wright? They will back for sure. 
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 26,222
    Robbert said:
    Pap said:
    We all know the story bout Ferrari wright? They will back for sure. 
    Sooner than later! :plus_one:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 11,385
    Of course they will be back, they get paid extra just to show up ;)

    This is a good discussion of the Abu Dhabi madness:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/peterwindsor/videos
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 26,222
    edited December 2021
    Get_Right said: Of course they will be back, they get paid extra just to show up ;)
    And this goes to show how important they are for the world of motorsport.
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 11,385
    Pap said:
    Get_Right said: Of course they will be back, they get paid extra just to show up ;)
    And this goes to show how important they were to the world of motorsport.


    Fixed ;)
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 26,222
    Get_Right said:
    Pap said:
    Get_Right said: Of course they will be back, they get paid extra just to show up ;)
    And this goes to show how important they were to the world of motorsport.
    Fixed ;)
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  • erebuserebus Posts: 502
    I miss the days when BMW, Jaguar, Toyota and Honda were still around 
    two tire/tyre suppliers and when you refueled in the pits. Added a lot more elements to the race
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    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
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,941


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

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, GreecePosts: 26,222
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.

    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
    Jul 08, 2022 - Hyde Park - London, UK
    Jul 09, 2022 - Hyde Park - London, UK
  • erebuserebus Posts: 502
    Drive to Survive season 4 now up, 10 episodes 

    cannot wait for the new season to begin! New modifications, hopefully a more competitive field, and some new tracks

    and I need a new driver to cheer for now that Kimi retired 
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    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
  • RygarRygar Posts: 8,643
    Looks like Mercedes already pulled a fast one.  
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