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    Yep. More pointedly, Vettel needs to win every...

    Yep. More pointedly, Vettel needs to win every race and have Hamilton not score 5 points across the next 3 races combined. Doesn't really seem within reach...
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    Well, that pretty much wraps up the season....

    Well, that pretty much wraps up the season. Vettel's elimination number drops to 33; at this point, unless Hamilton has multiple DNFs there's almost no way for Vettel to catch up.

    Pretty much...
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    One of my favorite tracks; always look forward to...

    One of my favorite tracks; always look forward to Suzuka.

    Anyway, actually got to watch most of FP1 live this time around. While it's always dangerous to read too much into anything from FP1, it...
  4. Thread: Singapore GP

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    Well, that was not exactly what I was expecting...

    Well, that was not exactly what I was expecting for this weekend. Fantastic drive from Lewis, and a calm head also from Verstappen to convert his brilliant qualifying into a race result. Vettel seems...
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    Sooo... Daniil Kvyat?

    Sooo... Daniil Kvyat?
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    This sounds like it might be related: ...

    This sounds like it might be related:

    https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/alonso-indycar-support-mclaren-plans/3158813/?nrt=86
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    In IndyCar next season? I'm guessing that's where...

    In IndyCar next season? I'm guessing that's where he'll be headed to chase the triple crown. But will it be a McLaren team?
  8. Thread: Hungary 2018

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    Great qualifying. Vettel wasn't super...

    Great qualifying.

    Vettel wasn't super impressive, but I have to credit all of the drivers just for keeping their heads in those conditions. Could have been pretty ugly; I was expecting a red flag...
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    Reports suggest some cash coming from somewhere:...

    Reports suggest some cash coming from somewhere:

    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/force-india-investment-imminent-financial-difficulties-1064768/
  10. Thread: German GP 2018

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    Yeah, the Ferrari definitely looks to be faster...

    Yeah, the Ferrari definitely looks to be faster at this point. Aside from Seb's brainfade and the bungled stop for Bottas, Hamilton made the race his by somehow looking after a set of tyres for an...
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    Yes, very sad. He leaves behind some big shoes to...

    Yes, very sad. He leaves behind some big shoes to fill.
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    Pretty much. Yes, going to be rough times...

    Pretty much.



    Yes, going to be rough times for Williams next season. The reason that I give this story more credence than the others is that I think that Stroll will be headed to FI in any...
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    Joe Saward has a different take: ...

    Joe Saward has a different take:

    https://www.motorsportweek.com/joesaward/id/00275
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    Reports: Lawrence Stroll to buy Force India

    Not completely clear yet. Various reporting says a stake, a majority stake or the whole team. Here's one sample:

    https://www.planetf1.com/news/lawrence-stroll-set-to-buy-force-india-report/
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  15. Thread: German GP 2018

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    Great race! I think the stewards had no real...

    Great race!

    I think the stewards had no real option to award Lewis any actual time penalty, having not announced there was an investigation until after the race finished. Given that Lewis was just...
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    Great job by Hamilton, and once again a fantastic...

    Great job by Hamilton, and once again a fantastic performance from Leclerc.

    What I want to know, though, is who is the numpty at Silverstone flying the Union Flag upside down?
  17. Thread: Austria '18

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    Just astonishing that Mercedes made the exact...

    Just astonishing that Mercedes made the exact same strategy blunder again. This comment from Toto was really strange to me:

    "The VSC came out, we had half a lap to react, and we didn't. Fact. This...
  18. Thread: Alonso's future

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    He'll be in Indycar next season, as the lead...

    He'll be in Indycar next season, as the lead driver for McLaren's return to that series. I'm more and more convinced that's what he and Zak are planning.

    His seat at McLaren will be taken either...
  19. Thread: Canadian GP

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    Monaco: We have the most boring race on the...

    Monaco: We have the most boring race on the calendar!
    Canada: Hold my beer
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    I think it was pretty telling that Seb couldn't...

    I think it was pretty telling that Seb couldn't pass Daniel, despite the latter having a busted engine and limited gearbox. It wasn't like Dan was really defending either; Seb just couldn't get...
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    Unfortunately it's going to take quite some time...

    Unfortunately it's going to take quite some time to undo Bernie's idiocy in this area. I'm hopeful that LM has a better grasp of reality and is looking at the longer term, but the short-sighted...
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    Not a great start from Max; terrible timing to...

    Not a great start from Max; terrible timing to make a mistake like that. Looked like he was thrown off line by a slow car at the exit of Piscine 1, and instead of abandoning his fast lap, tried to...
  23. Thread: 2018 spain gp

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    By the way, essential info on power unit usage: ...

    By the way, essential info on power unit usage:

    https://www.fia.com/file/68088/download?token=i5hdBSOO
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    A bit processional at times, but I didn't think...

    A bit processional at times, but I didn't think it was that bad of a race overall.

    Obviously, OMG WTF @ Rogro. Got off very lightly with just a 3 grid spot penalty for that. Gasly and Hulk must...
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    Watching the pre-recorded qualy now. There was an...

    Watching the pre-recorded qualy now. There was an interesting broadcast chat message sent out:

    "We’re sorry to say that we have experienced technical difficulties with F1 TV’s live broadcast this...
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