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Old 05-25-2015, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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Absolutely. It's more like going to a sports car race and getting up close to everything. The setting is pretty amazing in person.

The race was pretty wild. Hamilton did not look pleased - rightfully so. The stop did seem unnecessarily slow. No idea why it was. The crash was pretty scary stuff.
It was SO slow. 4.1 where the previous was 2.9 and the average was generally around 3.0-3.1 for most teams. More than anything it makes me suspicious why it was so long when watching the televised version, you could clearly see they held him there and it wasn't due to a mistake with the actual pit, changing tires, etc. The longer pit seemed deliberate which is why I asked if there was traffic or something as to why they wouldn't release him.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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That was a ridiculous decision. Worst one I've seen since Alonso's pit stop at the 2010 Abu Dhabi GP. Sometimes people panick and do things like this. I really thought he was going to get out of the car when he parked near his appartment building by the tunnel... poor guy.

Race was quite boring, with only Verstappen providing some excitement (what a smart kid, playing ambulance chaser behind Vettel to pass cars as they moved to let Vettel through), crash included.

Some standouts for me:

- Perez was phenomenal all weekend. P7 with a single run in Q3, P7 the whole race, keeping Verstappen first, and then Button, behind by around 5 seconds at all times. Could not have possibly done anything more with the car he was sitting on. Simply a great drive.

- Vettel glued to Rosberg for the whole race.

- Verstappen, before the crash, had been fantastic. Without the crappy pit stop he could have challenged Perez for 7th.

- Kvyat. Outqualified Ricciardo and finished ahead of him. He really needed that.
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:42 AM
 
Location: England
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Hamilton wins in Montreal.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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No crashes in Montreal made the race enjoyable to watch. Great drives by Vettel and Massa. Loved watching Alonso just give up like a spoiled child amid his complaining while Button just soldiered on until he was called in by the team and like a true professional faced the press with honest assessments about the car and engine. Always a class act. Alonso, take note.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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No crashes in Montreal made the race enjoyable to watch. Great drives by Vettel and Massa. Loved watching Alonso just give up like a spoiled child amid his complaining while Button just soldiered on until he was called in by the team and like a true professional faced the press with honest assessments about the car and engine. Always a class act. Alonso, take note.
My exact impression as well!
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:39 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I have been a little surprised by the depth of Honda's problems, but I can't believe that anyone (including Alonso) actually believed they'd come out and dominate the first season. Maybe come out and actually finish a few more races, sure. And they seem to have the same problems over and over, which is probably why Alonso is getting testy about it.

Does Kimi have a contract for next year? At this rate, I wouldn't be too surprised to see him gone before the end of the year and one of the test drivers brought up.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:18 PM
 
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I don't think Alonso thought that at all listening to his comments earlier. He has well known temper. There are I think more reasons than we know he left other teams including Ferrari. I would guess the term team is much of his problems as he a good driver.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:36 PM
 
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Alonso is not a good team player. I think Vettel is much more humble and inspiring to work with.
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:00 PM
 
Location: 59N
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Lewis Hamilton is F1's best-ever champion, says Bernie Ecclestone

No, Bernie. Schumacher was the Lionel Messi of Formula 1 ten years ago. Senna was a living legend in the 80s and until his death in 94. Hamilton is mainly famous in the UK and among F1 fans.

Twitter - number of followers:
Hamilton: 2.79 mill
Alonso: 2.26 mill
Button: 2.13 mill

Ronaldo: 36 mill

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Old 06-10-2015, 08:14 PM
 
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No, Bernie. Schumacher was the Lionel Messi of Formula 1 ten years ago. Senna was a living legend in the 80s and until his death in 94. Hamilton is mainly famous in the UK and among F1 fans.
You think anyone outside of F1 fans and their native countries that anyone knew or gave a second of thought about Michael Schumacher or Aryan Senna? Hamilton may not be a Schumacher or Senna (yet) but trying to judge their popularity outside of F1 is a joke.
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