F1 2018

Discussion in 'Motor Sports' started by Life's Good, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. NathanielOrtiz33

    NathanielOrtiz33 Juniors

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    It's been couple years since I've been out to a live race. I'm interested to see what Merc can do next.
     
  2. Life's Good

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    Not much judging by their P1 & P2 form in Baku.
    DR looks in great form again.
     
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  3. Life's Good

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    What another crazy race. Oh to be a fly on the wall in the Red Bull garage.
     
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    WOW!!! Who would ever think you could upstage 2017 race??? CRAZY!!

    Knew before the Red bull incident that it was going to happen. Thought Ricciardo was giving teammate respect when he completed a couple of overtaking moves but never got that respect given back.
     
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  5. Storm13

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    Feel for Bottas. Shit happens but his strategy was the best in the end.
     
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  6. Life's Good

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    Bottas very unlucky but Vettel probably deserved his win. He drove really well.
    Red Bull should have seen it coming. Twice Ric was in a position to overtake & should have been let through as he had plenty of pace to pull away. It will make an interesting back drop to the contract negotiations.
     
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    It is good that they let the two of them race but it is bad that Riccardo is an aggressive overtaker and Max is a dirty defender. Bad mix. If Ric was team mates with Bottas it would work well for Ric.
     
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  9. Munted

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    This.
    Oil and water, the team should have done something about it after the first couple of scuffles.
    I could see it coming.
    Exciting race, but poor management out of the red bull garage
     
  10. Munted

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    Considering I thought 2016 was as boring as sochi, 2017 and 2018 have been spectacles! Still chuckle at vettel banging Hamiltons wheels, type of thing I'd like to do people who cut me off on the road.
     
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  11. madunit

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    I reckon inside the Red Bull team, Max copped a massive boot up the arse for that. He was proven to be slower than Ricciardo all race and all Max did was prevent RB from getting a podium and then denying them of any points at all. I knew all along that they'd publicly say that they were both at fault, but that little chat Danny gave to Ted Kravitz during his notebook segment after the race gave me the impression that Max had copped the blame internally, because Danny was managing to smile and have a laugh (albeit about a different topic)
     
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    Ricciardo needs to stop giving away his positions to Verstappen at the start of races. Sloppy how he lost his initial place after the restart last race.
     
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    Ricciardo does struggle off the start. He rarely ever moves up any places on the first lap, especially off the start. I reckon its because he knows there will be contact and crashes and he's playing the long game.
     
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  14. Parra

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    I think Max is a protected species at Red Bull. This is why he never learns.
     
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    Max is protected. But not so much this year because they want Ricciardo to stay.

    It's an interesting dynamic. I can see Ricciardo milking this and leaving his decision til the very end.
     
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  16. Storm13

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    Pathetic drive from Ricciardo.

    Max loses big chunk of his front wing and does not impede him in the slightest, goes to show how much useless money goes to so much little details.
     
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  17. Life's Good

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    That was a tough race to keep the eyes open. Like many of the drivers I was hoping for rain to spice things up.
     
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    So true. A lot of that aero stuff is just d*ck waving. Don't get me wrong, I'm fascinated by the constant evolution and gains made but it really adds nothing to the racing when you consider the constant moans about 'dirty air' that have been a part of F1 for way too long. It seems like the planned rule changes will bring about better racing although I've been hearing about that for the last 30+ years so let's see what unfolds.
     
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    Hopefully what unfolds is simpler aero and more horsepower.

    I'd like a return to looser rules to encourage innovation. The road car manufacturers will not want this. Who wants to get beaten by some upstart like Jack Brabham or Colin Chapman?
     
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    The almost 1am in Sydney chequered flag is making it hard now.
    May give Monaco the flick after a handful of laps.
    Great visuals, shit house racing except for a few dopes putting it into the barriers.
     
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