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Re: The Creme de la Kremlin GP of Russia.

Post by NorthernGrace » 3 weeks ago

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I guess the polystyrene blocks were "fun" for the drivers to play with. Grosjean just went "ah screw this I'm just gonna punch straight through them"

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I guess the polystyrene blocks were "fun" for the drivers to play with. Grosjean just went "ah screw this I'm just gonna punch straight through them"
And Sainz was on the pit wall going "You can do that and get away with it?".
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Also I must confess that I struggle to understand why Ferrari is spending so much money and effort on Giovinazzi
All I can think of is that he's Italian?

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Post by John » 3 weeks ago

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P. Cornelius Scipio wrote:
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Also I must confess that I struggle to understand why Ferrari is spending so much money and effort on Giovinazzi
All I can think of is that he's Italian?
He'll be gone at the end of the year anyway. Off to Formula E or where ever drivers of his calibre belongs. Of course they were going to take a punt on Gio, there wasn't anyone else halfway decent around at the time and they want a good Italian driver in F1. If they didn't spend that money on Gio, they would have spent it elsewhere.
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Post by Star » 3 weeks ago

I watched the race on my usual 1 click of fast forward and I was still waiting for it to end. Not exactly exciting was it? Leclerc was lucky not to get damage when he contacted with Stroll, Sainz was unlucky when he hit the wall. Hamilton was whining annoying down the radio again and Ricciardo took his penalty like a man. Bottas should have won that race given the car he's in and his team mates penalties, and Max did as much as he could in the car he has.

There you go, my thoughts on the race ;)
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caneparo wrote:
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Niente cacca. Solo delizie.
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By the way I just spent the last 20 laps cleaning my apartment. Anything happen?

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Well it’s almost done. A slice of pizza left. Want some?
Yeah that slice looks nice, what it is?

Oh, the race finished.
Pizza margherita. The plainest pizza you can get here. Still better than an race won by bottas
It's okay, you just added a lot of salt to it.
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Post by Ruslan » 3 weeks ago

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I'm sure that Hamilton knows the rules, it's odd that he made such a mistake (twice).
Yea, that was weird. He did not want to discuss after the race. Oh well, his 91st and 92nd might have to wait for 2-3 races. Does he now have 10 points on this license? This seems odd, as he is not exactly the dirtiest or sloppiest driver on the track.
I think that Leclerc today was very lucky: he didn't damage his car when he hit Stroll and he got away with no penalty, I don't think that his relationship with Ferrari will be all smiles if the best they can give to him is a car that somehow manages to take him to 6th place
I never saw an overhead shot, so hard for me to tell, but did he deserve a penalty for the collision?
Also I must confess that I struggle to understand why Ferrari is spending so much money and effort on Giovinazzi, the guy hasn't got what it takes, it's as simple as that. Sure sometimes he's on a par with Kimi and sometimes he even manages to beat him but Kimi is in semi-retirement, and when it matters Kimi can still be brilliant whereas when it matters Giovinazzi constantly fails to deliver. Mick Schumacher would do much better than Giovinazzi (in fairness doing better than Giovinazzi isn't saying much)
Agreed, but I will add to that, I don't know why they are continuing to run Vettel. They might as well pay him off for the rest of his contract and run a couple of rookies to test them out.

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Post by Ruslan » 3 weeks ago

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I don't know....this qualifying just reinforces all my biases.

Bottas does not really belong at Mercedes: Outqualified by Hamilton: by over 0.6 seconds, and Verstappen also outqualified him.

Perez vs Stroll vs Vettel: Perez qualifies 4th, Stroll with all the new sexy bits on his car qualifies 13 and Vettel crashes and qualifies 15th.

Gasly vs Albon: Gasly outqualifies Albon, Albon qualifies over 1.1 second slower than his teammate.

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The race just reinforced by biases. Lets see:

Bottas gifted a win and then puffs himself up like he accomplished something.

Both Kvyat and Gasly finished ahead Albon. I am pretty sure that the Red Bull is the faster car.

Perez finishes 4th, Stroll knocked out by accident and Vettel finishes in 13th place drive with two Ferrari-engine drivers in front of him. Think about that, Vettel beaten by Magnussen and Giovinazzi in inferiors cars, and this guy is going to replace Perez?

Anyhow, the real contest is for the third best team between McLaren (106 points), Tracing Point (104), Renault (99) and Ferrari (74). With Renault coming on strong and Ferrari still developing some new bits, this could get interesting. Shame it ain't for a championship. The McLarens had a bad day.

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Post by P. Cornelius Scipio » 3 weeks ago

Ruslan wrote:
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I don't know why they are continuing to run Vettel. They might as well pay him off for the rest of his contract and run a couple of rookies to test them out.
I guess that they might hope that Vettel delivers sooner or later, with Giovinazzi there can be no such hope. Vettel, after all, he's still highly rated in the paddock, despite the lack of pace this season. furthermore Vettel seems to be able to help Leclerc, both with strategies as well as by holding up Leclerc's rivals as he did yesterday (wasting any chance of finishing a few places ahead, I gather that he doesn't care if he's 10th or 13th)

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Post by P. Cornelius Scipio » 3 weeks ago

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Anyhow, the real contest is for the third best team between McLaren (106 points), Tracing Point (104), Renault (99) and Ferrari (74). With Renault coming on strong and Ferrari still developing some new bits, this could get interesting. Shame it ain't for a championship. The McLarens had a bad day.
what bits is Ferrari developing? some new pasta shape? :smiley: seriously I can't share your optimism on Ferrari, IMHO they'll never catch up with Renault, let alone McLaren and Racing Point, they did nothing to that car for too long, they are way back in the development of substantial new bits, they should have done that a couple of months ago, now I fear it's too little too late.

Having said that I'd say
McLaren (a good car and 2 very good drivers)
Renault (a car that is looking more promising by the day, a very very good driver and the other one who is not too shabby)
Racing Point (a good car and a very good driver but sadly also a very inconsistent pay driver)
Ferrari (very poor car, 2 seriously good drivers, one is losing patience with the team and the other can't be bothered and besides the team isn't interested in listening to him)

Ferrari might have to worry about Alpha Tauri before the end of the season

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Post by White six » 3 weeks ago

Where is Mick Schumacher heading then? Alfa or Haas?

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Post by DoubleFart » 3 weeks ago

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Where is Mick Schumacher heading then? Alfa or Haas?
I'd say Alfa 99%, but it depends - they may want to pair him with somebody who is good at setting up a car and has a great understanding of tyres (assuming Perez is haas-bound)
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Post by White six » 3 weeks ago

DoubleFart wrote:
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White six wrote:
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Where is Mick Schumacher heading then? Alfa or Haas?
I'd say Alfa 99%, but it depends - they may want to pair him with somebody who is good at setting up a car and has a great understanding of tyres (assuming Perez is haas-bound)
https://www.charouz-racing.com/f2-in-so ... hin-reach/

I always read the charouz reports to see their version of how Pedro is getting on and this one was surprisingly tasty

The English is always terrible, but actually the bad translation seems to reveal more than they probably intend, this weekend clearly pissed off with deletraz and a bit close to the bone on Schumacher lol

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Post by DoubleFart » 3 weeks ago

I'm a bit confused. The article is written in such a tongue in cheek way that I can't understand the Schumacher engine bit?
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 weeks ago

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I'm a bit confused. The article is written in such a tongue in cheek way that I can't understand the Schumacher engine bit?
Well he is clearly cheating! “Schummel-Schumi” (famed for late season advances in performance).

But yeah it is a bit weird. The reference to dodgy DRS and stuff. NFI what they men, so maybe just sour grapes from another team. One would imagine dodgy activation of DRS would be an easy spot being so visual..... a bit like hard to hide like the fact you arent wearing a facemask in public!

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Post by P. Cornelius Scipio » 3 weeks ago

John wrote:
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Also I must confess that I struggle to understand why Ferrari is spending so much money and effort on Giovinazzi
All I can think of is that he's Italian?
He'll be gone at the end of the year anyway. Off to Formula E or where ever drivers of his calibre belongs. Of course they were going to take a punt on Gio, there wasn't anyone else halfway decent around at the time and they want a good Italian driver in F1. If they didn't spend that money on Gio, they would have spent it elsewhere.
If they wanted a good Italian driver in F1 they shouldn't have hired Giovinazzi. I can't believe that in the whole of Italy there isn't a better driver than Giovinazzi

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