F1 2018

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

  1. billygilmore

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    What a great finish to this race
     
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  2. Parra

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    That move by Vettel and the battle between Kimi & Max were memorable. Last 10 laps or so were spectacular. Great season.
     
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  3. Captain Apollo

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    Gee some real poor sports at Mercedes all but coming out and accusing Raikkonen of deliberately running Hamilton off the track on the opening lap. FMD how pathetic.
     
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    I haven't seen it yet but apparently Kimi's wife gave Hamilton what fir about his whinging.
     
  5. T-Boon

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    "If you cry like a girl when you lose, do ballet!" Kimi's wife.

    Haha. The femo's will not like that, but its great in my book.
     
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  6. Life's Good

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    I think Vettel will come to regret that mistake in Hockenheim. He’s got a history of dropping it(Baku 17, Singapore 17). It’s keeping the title battle alive though.
     
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  7. AusKnightRKO

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    Danny Boy has left Red Bull, Reports suggesting that Renault will be his next team
     
  8. Parra

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    Well it's not Fiji 7's.

    Strange move for a bloke who claims a title is his priority. When was the last time Renault was on the podium, let alone competitive?

    Danny Ric knows more than we do.
     
  9. Life's Good

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    He won’t win a title at Red Bull while Max is there. Simple.
    With RB changing to Honda he has a ready made excuse to talk up ‘fresh challenge, works team etc.’ because I think Honda’s struggles will continue until the new regs come into play.
    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Adrian Newey follow him at some stage.
     
  10. AusKnightRKO

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    I’m hoping this is like then Lewis moved to Merc, and the team exploded into the dominating team they are currently
     
  11. Parra

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    That would make all the difference.
     
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    It is a ballsy move. It is what he is known for. Best shot is with a factory team. I'm keen on RB-Honda as well. I think it was the right move for RB.
     
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  13. Life's Good

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    Renault have history of getting it right. After a spell in the mid 80’s they came back in 89 with Williams & within a couple of years combined with them for a brace of titles(Williams & Benetton).They left at the end of 97 & returned with Benetton culminating in back to back titles with Alonso.
    I expect they’ll do it again. Hopefully with DR at the helm.
     
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  14. Dodgy

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    As Parra said, I think Ricciardo knows more than we do, and I'm expecting this to show up as an astute move long term .

    The only thing hell have to account for is that I think for whatever weaknesses he may have, I think Hulkenberg would lift in a championship contendening car.
     
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    That’s an interesting point regarding Hulkenberg & has me thinking about the parallels with Fisichella when he partnered Alonso in 95/96.
    Admittedly, Alonso was the incumbent with Fisichella(a returning Benetton Renault old boy)replacing Jarno Trulli. Fisichella was always regarded highly but up against Alonso was a non event. Whilst Hulk is good is his own right DR has the runs on the board & I’m confident will lift the team & put Hulk in the shade(not in a bad way, I just think DR can be the ‘Alonso’ for Renault this time).
     
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  16. Dodgy

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    Hulkenberg is a weird one. You usually are set when you have a opinion on how a driver goes. It wouldn't surprise me if he wins a championship down the track, and it wouldn't surprise me if he goes the rest of career (Another 100-150 races?) without a win. That's just how the motorsport industry is?

    He was instantly the best and lead driver for Porsche at Le Mans. So I think in a position where he has a sniff he could be dangerous.
     
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  17. Life's Good

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    I’ll sure miss the combative nature of Alonso. It’s hard to believe he hasn’t won a race since early 2013 & not stood on the podium since 2014.
    Put aside all the talk about him being a difficult character, he sure could drive. His quality was enough to have Schumacher look over his shoulder and say ‘yes, it’s time’.
    2 x World titles definitely doesn’t do justice to a very talented driver, one of the true greats IMHO.
     
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  18. Dodgy

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    I reckon the "difficult character" is BS. If he is, it's neither more or less than anyone else could or would be.

    The only time there was clear tension within a team with him was when he was teammates at McLaren with Hamilton. Even then, he ended up signing for McLaren again while Ron Dennis was running the joint ( a contributor to the said tension within the team that year).

    the two championships is a fine reflection of his ability imo. It's bs though that Hamilton and Vettel have accumulated twice the amount of stats he has.
     
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  19. Storm13

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    Be an interesting race if mid field cars didn't pull over to the side to let top three teams through without a fight.
     
  20. Captain Apollo

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    Very lucky no one was injured when Hulkenburg ran into the back of Alonso's car last night -

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    Looks like the Halo may have saved Charles Leclerc from serious injury.

    Hulkenberg admitted he made a mistake, so the stewards have penalised him 3 points and he also has a 10 grid penalty for the next race as punishment..
     

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