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The "97.8 Billion Barrels of Oil" Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi 2019

Post by PTRACER » 8 months ago

FINAL RACE OF 2019. The race has been won by a Mercedes every year since 2014.

My only memories of races here - Michael Schumacher crashing and ending up on top of another car on the first lap, Nico Rosberg flying over the top of a backmarker and into the barrier and Vettel crashing during a safety car period while at Red Bull.

Apparently the race has seen two championships won but I don't remember either of them.
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Post by XcraigX » 8 months ago

PTRACER wrote:
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Apparently the race has seen two championships won but I don't remember either of them.
Vettel's first in 2010
Rosberg's only in 2016
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 8 months ago

I remember Kimi giving his impression of the track.... stating "the first few turns are quite good, but the rest of it is shit". I can't argue with that

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 8 months ago

Last year..... (I could swear the Hulk flipping was before last year.)
Vettel Alonso and Hamilton doing donuts I remember. And Kimi breaking down on his final Ferrari drive. :annoyed:


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Post by kals » 8 months ago

XcraigX wrote:
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PTRACER wrote:
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Apparently the race has seen two championships won but I don't remember either of them.
Vettel's first in 2010
Rosberg's only in 2016
And Hamilton in 2014

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Post by Michkov » 8 months ago

I cant stand the track, there is nothing for me to root for and I got the DTM/SGT crossover special part 2 still to watch. I dont see why I should watch any of this weekends F1?

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Post by erwin greven » 8 months ago

I think i will skip this race too. Just like i did with the French GP.
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Post by PTRACER » 8 months ago

Michkov wrote:
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I cant stand the track, there is nothing for me to root for and I got the DTM/SGT crossover special part 2 still to watch. I dont see why I should watch any of this weekends F1?
Even Autosport's latest article says "What is the point of this race?"...
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Post by kals » 8 months ago

erwin greven wrote:
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I think i will skip this race too. Just like i did with the French GP.
Please don't. You missed France = dire race. You watch Abu Dhabi = good race?

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Post by MonteCristo » 8 months ago

Yeah, I'll give this one a miss (again - that'll be four in a row missed live).

If it was a 10pm start instead of 11:10pm, I'd mildly consider it. But it got Libertyed.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 8 months ago

P1 about to start ( in fact it has started) so if you’re doing the pole Championship you just missed out

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Post by PTRACER » 8 months ago

How typical. Vettel spun it into the wall in the final minutes and did some nice damage to the rear. i think mostly confined to the wheel/suspension and rear wing.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 8 months ago

So P1 and Bottas led from Max and Lewis. As PT said Vettel crashed. Also Danny Ric had a big blow up of his engine spreading oil on the track.

P2 Bottas tops FP2 despite crashing!

P2 and Bottas fastest again despite getting together with Grosjean and bringing out reds near the end.

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1 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:36.256 28
2 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:36.566 +0.310s 32
3 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1:36.642 +0.386s 29
4 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:36.691 +0.435s 27
5 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:36.807 +0.551s 29
6 23 Alexander Albon RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:37.288 +1.032s 29
7 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 1:37.601 +1.345s 17
8 11 Sergio Perez RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 1:37.637 +1.381s 31
9 26 Daniil Kvyat SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA 1:37.651 +1.395s 33
10 10 Pierre Gasly SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO HONDA 1:37.770 +1.514s 35
11 55 Carlos Sainz MCLAREN RENAULT 1:37.834 +1.578s 31
12 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN RENAULT 1:37.918 +1.662s 31
13 18 Lance Stroll RACING POINT BWT MERCEDES 1:37.985 +1.729s 31
14 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:38.080 +1.824s 30
15 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 1:38.122 +1.866s 28
16 3 Daniel Ricciardo RENAULT 1:38.400 +2.144s 25
17 7 Kimi Räikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:38.415 +2.159s 29
18 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:38.464 +2.208s 31
19 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:39.512 +3.256s 31
20 88 Robert Kubica WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:40.455 +4.199s 31

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 8 months ago

Oh forgot to mention, Bottas will start rear of grid following an engine change for the event.

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Post by kals » 8 months ago

Silly incident between Bottas and Grosjean. From the outside views it looks like Bottas’ fault as he dives inside Grosjean from miles back. But after seeing the onboard from the Haas, where you can clearly see Grosjean checking his left mirror and noticeably backing off, I’d say he was at fault.

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