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    Would raikkonen have a better shot to overtake Bottas had Ferrari not favored Vettel in strategy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    0 overtakes? Bottas swept into the lead on lap 1.

    Sochi is a pretty rubbish sort of track though. The air sits in the concrete canyon and cars disturb the air for the car following. DRS can't event solve that.
    I don't think anyone has even managed to get into the DRS zone in the entire race.

    Edit: spoke too soon, Vettel managed to get within 1 second just for a moment... and then immediately slipped back again.
    Last edited by AndyL; 30th April 2017 at 14:19.

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    well done Bottas.

    Not sure what Hamilton was up to.

    Ferrari boyz done good too.

    0 on track overtakes at all after lap 1. Apart from that last few laps no one even got close to another car.
    Its not crashing it's drifting with style

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
    Vettel managed to get within 1 second just for a moment... and then immediately slipped back again.
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    Kimi smiley as always

    Mind you better than being as mad as EJ. "Thank you Sochi for this amazing race"???
    Its not crashing it's drifting with style

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveaki13 View Post
    Kimi smiley as always

    Mind you better than being as mad as EJ. "Thank you Sochi for this amazing race"???
    "One of the best races we've seen." His memory must be going

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    Anyone know how many overtakes total?

    I don't think I saw a single one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveaki13 View Post

    Not sure what Hamilton was up to.

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    Bottas has put some pressure on him he didn't expect. Ham was cracking under pressure. Overdriving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koz View Post
    Anyone know how many overtakes total?

    I don't think I saw a single one.
    None that I saw. In fact watching the gaps on the timing caption I never even saw a gap less than 1 second through the entire field, until Vettel closed up on Bottas at the end. This is the first circuit where we've seen the full effect of the new aero on the ability to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveaki13 View Post
    How has that gone mate?
    Yeah pretty much of a procession all the way through the field, and yes I fell asleep!
    Congrat's to Bottas on his first win.
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