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Old 10-26-2016, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Yeah I hate the celeb portion of F1, who cares! But I can ignore it for good coverage. I do miss Varsha, that was a solid good team. It isn't better with whatshisname but I can tolerate him.
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Old 10-30-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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I just watched the Mexican Formula One race (well, I caught the last 20 laps or so), and honestly, my respect for Sebastain Vettel went way up after watching him take the Dutch boy wonder to school in that corner. That was a move worthy of a 4 time world champion, and even better was his expletive laced tirade about that encounter. I loved what he said about the race director too, it was right out of Will Power's race book. Good stuff!

You know, the Italians love to just go off and get crazy sometimes, and it must have impressed them seeing their German driver go over the top in a way that Schumacher never would have. Then, to top it off, the seasoned 19 year old Red Bull driver pouts and says that the former 4 time world champion needs "to go back to school". Priceless.
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Old 10-30-2016, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I just watched the Mexican Formula One race (well, I caught the last 20 laps or so), and honestly, my respect for Sebastain Vettel went way up after watching him take the Dutch boy wonder to school in that corner. That was a move worthy of a 4 time world champion, and even better was his expletive laced tirade about that encounter. I loved what he said about the race director too, it was right out of Will Power's race book. Good stuff!

You know, the Italians love to just go off and get crazy sometimes, and it must have impressed them seeing their German driver go over the top in a way that Schumacher never would have. Then, to top it off, the seasoned 19 year old Red Bull driver pouts and says that the former 4 time world champion needs "to go back to school". Priceless.
Expect Vettel to a get a 5 position penalty in the next race for his defensive braking action on Ricciardo and his foul language.
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Old 10-30-2016, 10:26 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Funny, this season has made me lose a lot of respect for Vettel, especially with his on-radio whining.
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:51 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I just watched the Mexican Formula One race (well, I caught the last 20 laps or so), and honestly, my respect for Sebastain Vettel went way up after watching him take the Dutch boy wonder to school in that corner. That was a move worthy of a 4 time world champion, and even better was his expletive laced tirade about that encounter. I loved what he said about the race director too, it was right out of Will Power's race book. Good stuff!

But the "Dutch boy wonder" finished ahead of Vettel on track, he was then given a 5 second penalty which gave Vettel a podium position, subsequently taken away from Vettel over his actions towards Ricciardo. Being he was battling teammates who appeared to act in concert I expect a lengthy round of recriminations and appeals.
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Old 10-31-2016, 09:31 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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In hindsight (of course), Red Bull should have told Verstappen to give the position back - right before the DRS detection zone. Then Verstappen could have avoided the penalty and still probably passed Vettel again (as Vettel wasn't faster). I get that Red Bull was waiting for confirmation of the penalty, but since it was obvious even to Red Bull that Verstappen gained an advantage (the radio transmission about "probably" having to give the position back), better to take care of it on track than in the "court of F1." I also think that Red Bull did not want Verstappen and Ricciardo racing for position behind Vettel.

Verstappen definitely drives with the aggression and self-confidence that only the young, oblivious to mortality and injury, have. You could, of course, find less complimentary terms for it.
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Verstappen didn't gain a position, he was still in front of Vettel before he touched the grass.
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Hahaha i just found out that Vettel got a 10 second penalty so now Ricciardo finished 3rd, Verstappen 4th and Vettel 5th in the Mexico race.

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Old 11-27-2016, 12:49 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Well that was sort of a mess. Although when was the last time you saw the first four places finish that close, all in one camera shot?
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Old 11-27-2016, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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And Paris Hilton. Isn't she yesterday's news?

In their drive to attract new American fans, will the new, more hip, F1 owner Liberty Media arrange for Lewis Hamilton to marry one of the Kardashian sisters??
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