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    I agree, Hulkenburg or Wehrlien would have...

    I agree, Hulkenburg or Wehrlien would have matched this Bottas performance and even better it. I was disappointed when they did not promote from within, when they had the brilliant Ocon and Wehrlien...
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    Bagwan, it cuts both ways. Drivers of cars behind...

    Bagwan, it cuts both ways. Drivers of cars behind know they are susceptible to losing their downforce at the front while trying to pass cars in front at a chicane. It is part of the weakness of being...
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    When the tyre is done, it is difficult to command...

    When the tyre is done, it is difficult to command tight turns at corners. Bottas did not have the grip to make the required defensive tight turn to cover the inside because the car was drifting out...
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    Bottas has not raised his game to level of...

    Bottas has not raised his game to level of Rosberg whom he replaced. And that is a weakness at Mercedes. But l would not blame Bottas for Vettel getting by him at Silverstone. He simply did not have...
  5. Who is your money on now????

    Who is your money on now????
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    Losing front down force due to close proximity to...

    Losing front down force due to close proximity to a car ahead has always been a known problem since the front wing emerged in F1. When you couple this with cold brakes and tyres at the start of the...
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    We were deprived of a proper duel at the front by...

    We were deprived of a proper duel at the front by the collision. But the possibility of it depended on Hamilton in 3rd position getting past Bottas in similar car to get at Vettel. Though Hamilton...
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    Maybe! At least Mercedes would have had two cars...

    Maybe! At least Mercedes would have had two cars on the podium if they had changed Bottas' tyre.
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    This is racing buddy and Kimi was really pumped...

    This is racing buddy and Kimi was really pumped for this race. With cold tyres and brakes at the start, collision is highly likely if you end up in the pack. The race was in jeopardy for Lewis when...
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    Merc poor strategy not to change Bottas tyre may...

    Merc poor strategy not to change Bottas tyre may have cost them the win of this brilliant race.
  11. Now Redbull have won three races with so many...

    Now Redbull have won three races with so many opportunities to win ahead. Surely they would win at least one more before the season is out.
  12. Thread: Austria '18

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    Yea, it is so easy to remember races that a...

    Yea, it is so easy to remember races that a Mercedes driver lost due to very poor strategic calls by the Mercedes pitwall. Clearly whoever makes these calls is a dinosaur or halfwit. Whichever is the...
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    Mclaren Unravels

    In the nakedness of Honda's departure from Mclaren, the true price of Ron Dennis' departure become starkly apparent. Not having Honda to blame for their failure to reach their target performances and...
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    I think Ferrari may choose to play the long game...

    I think Ferrari may choose to play the long game with Le Clerc. They may choose to put him in the car to build him up for the new era starting in 2020. He can gain experience under the mentorship of...
  15. Thread: Austria '18

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    The reigning constructors world champion are...

    The reigning constructors world champion are beginning to crack under the sort of pressure they have not faced since the start of the hybrid era. Their bulletproof efficiency was evaporating from...
  16. Thread: McLaren

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    The Mclaren move from Honda engine to Renault...

    The Mclaren move from Honda engine to Renault engine did not light the F1 world on fire. This path seem unlikely to lead them to glory of winning world championships. That said, l would not write...
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    I have to say l am impressed with Le Clerc. But...

    I have to say l am impressed with Le Clerc. But the gap between him and Ericsson makes me wonder if that is because he is getting more love from Ferrari than Ericsson is getting from the Ferrari...
  18. Are the Stewards scared of Ferrari or Vettel?

    If you look back the last three years of Vettels infringement of the F1 rules, there is supporting evidence that the stewards tend to be very lenient to the 4 time world champion. If you look back at...
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    Congratulations to Ricciado a well deserved win....

    Congratulations to Ricciado a well deserved win. Hamilton managed to keep the damage to his championship points to the minimum. Vettel edging closer. Kimi and Bottass slipping backwards as Danny...
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    Monaco F1 GP 2018

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    Formula 1 returns to the principality of Monaco. The most prestigious race of the year. A track that favours chassis and...
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    Grosjean did not do a stupid thing really He was...

    Grosjean did not do a stupid thing really He was trying to avoid running into the car ahead of him and lost the back of the Haas. The puzzling thing was why he did not run straight on into the...
  22. Barcelona is a Mercedes track. Everyone expected...

    Barcelona is a Mercedes track. Everyone expected them to perform well here. Mercedes is likely to resume their tyre woes at Monaco where power is not a benefit but good aero package wins out. Redbull...
  23. Hamilton may be leading the title but the smart...

    Hamilton may be leading the title but the smart money is on Vettel at the mo. At least until Mercedes find a cure for their tyre woes. Hamilton has been a shadow of himself lately with Bottas being...
  24. Is Merc tire woes making Ferrari look faster?

    I have to say , it is weird. The Mercedes turns up in Oz and blew Ferrari away by 0.6 sec and then suffers an average 0.5 sec deficit to Ferrari over the following three races. Somehow the inherent...
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    With the layout of the track. This scenario was...

    With the layout of the track. This scenario was one of the question marks raised against the track at its inception. How is recovery and clear up going to work if a bad collision occurs on the...
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