Author Topic: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)  (Read 65734 times)

gilbertharding

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #870 on: September 15, 2021, 12:45:02 PM »
Meanwhile, something far scarier might be afoot:

https://www.grandprix.com/news/saudi-arabian-group-eyes-f1-takeover.html

Sport totally fucked if this happens.

Why's that then?

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #871 on: September 16, 2021, 11:32:16 AM »
Nope, Vettel (and Stroll, natch), confirmed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/58570051


(Sorry, no time right now to address the above post, but I shall.)

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #872 on: September 25, 2021, 02:23:14 PM »
Utterly boring and predictable qualifying today with no surprises at all.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #873 on: September 25, 2021, 07:25:12 PM »
Utterly boring and predictable qualifying today with no surprises at all.

Norris, Sainz, and Russel(!) up front is predictable?

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #874 on: September 25, 2021, 07:31:50 PM »
I thought the sarcasm was fairly obvious.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #875 on: September 25, 2021, 08:04:22 PM »
Well it was boring, just not predictable.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #876 on: September 25, 2021, 11:51:53 PM »

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #877 on: September 26, 2021, 12:07:21 AM »
LOL my aching sides.

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #878 on: September 26, 2021, 07:16:29 PM »
Norris, Sainz, and Russel(!) up front is predictable?

Brits innit, grow up with wets

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #879 on: September 26, 2021, 11:02:01 PM »
Another great race in what has been a rare season. This time with a familiar looking top 10 but could have so easily been different. Sochi should never be run unless it rains.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #880 on: September 26, 2021, 11:05:34 PM »
today's race was great, shame about norris not getting his first win

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #881 on: September 27, 2021, 12:12:41 AM »
Gutting for Norris, the only thing he did wrong this weekend was ignore the team at the end. But you really can't blame him, very intense situation. 'No!!'

Also a shame to see Williams fluff the pit strategy with Russell, but at least he got a point.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #882 on: September 27, 2021, 08:36:30 AM »
Hamilton needs a bit of luck somewhere to pull this off. More rain, a DNF from Verstappen, etc. Given they look like hitting each other the whole time now perhaps just take each other out 7 times.

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #883 on: September 27, 2021, 05:32:10 PM »
Gutting for Norris, the only thing he did wrong this weekend was ignore the team at the end. But you really can't blame him, very intense situation. 'No!!'

Would have liked to see Norris take the win but Hamilton deferred to the team, possibly needed some stronger leadership from McLaren. Once Hamilton pitted Norris could have still pitted himself the following lap and kept the lead couldn't he?

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #884 on: September 27, 2021, 10:40:39 PM »
Once Hamilton pitted Norris could have still pitted himself the following lap and kept the lead couldn't he?

I'm not sure. It was tight before Lewis' pit, and once he was on inters he'd be making much better time than Lando, so even after one lap it'd be over.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #885 on: September 27, 2021, 10:41:51 PM »
Would have liked to see Norris take the win but Hamilton deferred to the team, possibly needed some stronger leadership from McLaren. Once Hamilton pitted Norris could have still pitted himself the following lap and kept the lead couldn't he?

Fairly sure Hamilton had the gap to sub 20 seconds by the time Norris came around to the pit entry again, so Norris would've lost the lead. They still would've salvaged 2nd though.