F1 2017

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  1. madunit

    madunit Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Practice hasn't shown much. Red Bull should be better here than in Australia. Still look to be a fair distance off Silver Arrows and Ferrari
     
  2. some11

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    This time it's Verstappen with the gremlins, if RB cop another DNF that's a bit worrying.
     
  3. Life's Good

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    Alonso to race the Indy 500 this year and miss Monte Carlo. He has made noises about wanting to race in sports cars so this is a bit left field.
    Be interesting who they get to substitute for him.
     
  4. DiegoNT

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    Button still contracted?
     
  5. Life's Good

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    That's what was reported and announced but there was very little presence of him in pre season testing. It would make sense to choose him(he lives there)but not really sure. McLaren have a young Dutch driver under contract-Nick DeVries(was a super kart driver) but he hasn't set the world alight recently. Although, after Bahrain this week there is a young driver test day so they might give him a run(not the best prep though).
    Off the top of my head I can't really think of anyone else. Will be interesting though.
     
  6. Parra

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    I admire Alonso for trying this. Bit of a stretch though. First time on an oval and it's the Indy500.

    Wind back the clock and make it part of the GP calendar....
     
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    That would be a lot of winding........
     
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  8. Dodgy

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    C'mon man!!!
     
  9. Life's Good

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    Not kidding. The Indy 500 was part of the Formula 1 world championship between 1950 & 1960. After those years a host of F1 drivers would skip a grand prix(what Alonso is doing)and race the Indy 500. Jim Clarke & Graham Hill be a couple of notable ones. Clarke actually won it.
     
  10. Dodgy

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    Yeah I know that. But there's a reason why it hasn't been like that since the 50s.
     
  11. Life's Good

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    There are/were plenty of reasons. USAC,CSI(pre cursor to the FIA), rule changes, series professionalism, driver contracts etc.
     
  12. DiegoNT

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    All Ferrari Front Row in Sochi.
     
  13. Life's Good

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    It's been a while since that has happened. Hamilton looked well off the pace.
     
  14. Parra

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    Only in sector 3. Love seeing the cars move around this much - race should be very interesting as the tyres wear.
     
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    The looks on Toto Wolff and niki Lauda's faces after quali is priceless. Even though it can be hard to like vettel it's good to see some competition for the title
     
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    That was a great shot of those two.
     
  17. Life's Good

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    Yep. Wasn't part of the script including Bottas giving Hamilton a hard time in quali.
     
  18. DiegoNT

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    The looks on Wolff's and Lauda's faces today are a bit different.
     
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    Indeed. Took a while for the race to come alive. Happy for Bottas, seems like a nice guy. Title race is looking interesting that's for sure.
     
  20. madunit

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    If the RB's upgrades for the next race are as big as is being suggested, we could end up with a lot of very competitive races just for the top 6 places.

    RB needs to work on its reliability too. Brakes and power units are pretty poor this year.
     

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