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    2018 French GP

    So we're into Q2 already and there's not even a thread for this yet?

    McLaren are looking absolutely dreadful this weekend. 16th and 18th. Jesus.

    This is also looking like a cakewalk for Merc.

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    This forum is dead.

    Grosjean is an embarrassment. I can’t understand how he still has a drive in F1. I’ve lost track of how many red flags and safety cars he has caused this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N4D13 View Post
    This is also looking like a cakewalk for Merc.
    Unless it rains!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Knight View Post
    This forum is dead.

    Grosjean is an embarrassment. I can’t understand how he still has a drive in F1. I’ve lost track of how many red flags and safety cars he has caused this year.
    Agree, the Haas is far from a great car, but it's better than it's driver.
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    Well, I'm excited!

    I watched almost every F1 race for more than 30 years, before finally drifting away from F1 towards the end of last season. Suddenly I'm back, because - while my girlfriend was channel-hopping this evening - I saw "French Grand Prix" flick across the screen. I must have done a double-take.

    There hasn't been a French Grand Prix since 2008. There hasn't been a Grand Prix at Paul Ricard since 1990. I was immediately online, and sure enough F1 is back at one of the sport's most historic circuits.

    Now I can't wait for the race tomorrow. I'm not expecting much from it, but at least it's got me watching again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owain View Post
    Well, I'm excited!

    I watched almost every F1 race for more than 30 years, before finally drifting away from F1 towards the end of last season. Suddenly I'm back, because - while my girlfriend was channel-hopping this evening - I saw "French Grand Prix" flick across the screen. I must have done a double-take.

    There hasn't been a French Grand Prix since 2008. There hasn't been a Grand Prix at Paul Ricard since 1990. I was immediately online, and sure enough F1 is back at one of the sport's most historic circuits.

    Now I can't wait for the race tomorrow. I'm not expecting much from it, but at least it's got me watching again.
    Keep in mind that today's Paul Ricard is different from the old layout:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_Ricard_1986.jpg
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:C...layout_map.png

    It's a bit like the Nürburgring or the Hockenheimring, which technically are historical circuits, but nothing like what they used to be. And while the layout of Paul Ricard is largely similar, there's also the new runoffs, which obviously weren't a feature of the circuit back in the day.

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    damn dawg freakin'Vettle!
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    I'd need to rewatch that start, but shouldn't Bottas have left a bit more room there instead of just going for the apex without minding Vettel?

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    By the way, it's funny that two of the three French drivers took each other out and neither of them is Grosjean.
    Last edited by N4D13; 24th June 2018 at 15:02.

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    Vettel 5 sec penalty for causing an accident!
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