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Old 04-30-2017, 04:56 PM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 29 days ago)
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Qualification - first four races:

  • Hamilton v Bottas: 2 - 2
  • Vettel v Räikkönen: 4 - 0
  • Ricciardo v Verstappen: 3 - 1
  • Massa v Stroll: 4 - 0
  • Pérez v Ocon: 3 - 1
  • Kvyat - Sainz Jr.: 2 - 2
  • Grosjean v Magnussen: 2 - 2
  • Hülkenberg v Palmer: 4 - 0
  • Alonso v Vandoorne: 4 - 0
  • Ericsson v Wehrlein: 2 - 0
  • Ericsson v Giovinazzi: 2 - 0

Bottas has improved a lot

Bottas said it took him 81 GPs to score a win but I'd say it took him only 4 races in a first tier car to do so.
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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It's finally happening!! Fans will now be able to identify F1 cars more easily.

I remember reading about this last year – it was a real struggle to make it happen.

For years people attending the races complained that they couldn't read car numbers, if they could see them at all, so they often couldn't figure which car was which and who the driver was.

Of course, they were supposed to memorize the car colors and helmet designs. Most of them knew the red cars were Ferraris and some knew the silver ones were Mercedes, but that was about it.

Liberty Media is finding that it is really difficult to make F1 fan friendly.

Mercedes reveals what F1's new car number and name display will look like
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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I think they are in denial. They are working like a top team when they haven't been one for four years. They thought their problem in 2014 was that they weren't a "works team", so they brought Honda to become one... I think they had and still have other problems bigger than their engine supplier.

I think Mercedes was conservative because they didn't want two roosters in one cage. Lewis is now the undisputed #1 driver in the team. Bottas won't be anywhere near him, but he'll be reliable to collect points towards the constructors championship.

Alonso must be deflated for sure... they sold him on a 3 year incremental approach to a third championship, and this could be the wors year of the three. I feel for him.
I feel for him too and I can't help but like the guy, but he is a pretty crappy employee and teammate. Can't get along with anyone and a rule bender/breaker regardless of pay or team status. At least partially his fault, perhaps?
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Old 05-14-2017, 05:33 PM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 29 days ago)
 
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I thought this was a great side story at the Spanish GP

Boy cries at Kimi Raikkonen's retirement in Spain, gets taken to meet him at Ferrari
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:24 AM
 
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I thought this was a great side story at the Spanish GP

Boy cries at Kimi Raikkonen's retirement in Spain, gets taken to meet him at Ferrari
Liberty Media
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:39 AM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 29 days ago)
 
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Liberty Media

I just hope they keep it about racing and not hoopla and some dim-bulb celebrities who say things like 'I like to drive my Ferrari slow so people can look at me'
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Old 05-27-2017, 07:06 AM
 
Location: 59°N
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Fantastic qualy by Kimi! His first one in 9 years
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:34 AM
 
Location: 59°N
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Fantastic qualy by Kimi! His first pole in 9 years

'I'm very strong mentally'
"In previous years, Hamilton had enjoyed a muted level of respect towards Vettel, often pointing out that his four world titles had all come in an Adrian Newey-designed car.

The Red Bull technical whizz, regarded as the best designer in F1 history, was no doubt a key figure behind the team's success.

And Hamilton repeated those old feelings in Monte Carlo. When asked what he most admired about Vettel, he quipped "his car..."."

I don't know about that, Lewis. Mercedes was more dominant in 2014-16 than RB ever was.
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Old 05-28-2017, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Watching the race now, can Monaco possibly suck any more than it does already?

Go Kimi!
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Old 05-28-2017, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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3.5 on Raikkonen's pit stop? Nah, Ferrari doesn't play favorites. Vettel for the win.
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