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    Brazil '17

    Here we are again .
    I love this track .
    Except for turn one , where they put up a parking lot , it has no issues with track limits , because the grass is there to punish them right away , should they get greedy .

    It could be a mixed up grid , with rain predicted for qualifying and dry for the race .

    I wish it wasn't all sewn up , championship-wise , but it should be good racing anyway .

    Second practice had Merc only two tenths ahead .

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    Yeah this track is great in that way. Grass is there to hurt the drivers, although I think turns 3,4 and 5 should all still have grass on them.

    The solution Horner came up with is a good one. Have grass around the outside of the track for limits and tarmac on the otherside again. Equally safe but punishes the drivers if they exceed track limits.

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    The top prizes are already awarded in the championships, but there are still some interesting battles to be resolved in Brazil and Abu Dhabi. Ocon v Perez is a big one. Ocon has been coming back at Perez over the last 3 races, and is on the front foot this weekend with Perez having to give way to George Russell for first practice. Not good for Perez' career if he gets beaten over the season by almost-rookie Ocon.

    A couple of other big names are also in line to be embarrassed by inexperienced team-mates: Stroll is 4 points ahead of Massa, and Vandoorne 2 ahead of Alonso. But the McLaren battle is a bit of a lottery based on who doesn't break down or have a 100-place grid penalty, and the Williams battle seems a bit academic with Massa heading for retirement anyway.

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    Torro Rosso and Renault are apparently having a big falling out:
    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13...-over-failures

    Both blaming each other for the engine problems. Sky just showed a shot of Cyril Abiteboul talking to Helmut Marko before P3 looking decidedly unhappy. Now there are rumours that Renault are looking for evidence that Torro Rosso may have breached some contractual term that would allow Renault to withhold engines and force Torro Rosso out of the remaining two races.

    A storm in a teacup surely, they have to patch things up. I can't believe Renault are really so sensitive about such things after 10 years of being bad-mouthed by Red Bull.

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    Should be a stellar quali', with the Boss being my pick for pole!
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    Well Lewis just crashed out of q1!
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    Cheers Valtteri, and Fred!
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    Rubbish performance by useless Bottas, Lewis would have beat Vettel by at least 6 tenths of a second there.
    Probably conspiracy by Mercedes, sent Lewis out on cold tyres to make sure he won't take points off Bottas for 2nd in the championship, without having to issue team orders.

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    Funny to see Vettel and Raikkonen park up on the grid, ready for the interviews, and going "where is everybody?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
    Rubbish performance by useless Bottas, Lewis would have beat Vettel by at least 6 tenths of a second there.
    Probably conspiracy by Mercedes, sent Lewis out on cold tyres to make sure he won't take points off Bottas for 2nd in the championship, without having to issue team orders.
    Is this comment serious?

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