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    Italy 2018

    Let's get ahead of it this time , kids .

    The reds look to be fretting a bit too much about seemingly having the advantage going into the temple of speed this weekend .

    Perhaps we'll get more news on the current driver merry-go-round now that "too tall" Ocon has failed his Mc-seat fitting ; hello McSergio .

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    Fast pink cars in the rain in the first , and a tumbling Sauber in the second means that not enough data was collected , which means some may get things a bit sideways for qually and the race .

    That top element might just have been too heavy to close it under the force of braking for that corner , and a bigger spring might be the fix , but this seems to be a gross miscalculation if so .
    McLaren seemed to fiddling with their wing , too , so may have been dealing with the same thing .

    Because it's way up in the air , and , as the most important aim of any car designer is to get the COG as low as can be had , it has to be made as light as possible , but this failure should make all question the whole concept of a movable wing .
    This is the nightmare scenario for the DRS wing , having it open unexpectedly into a corner at speed .

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    That Erickson crash in FP 2 was sick. How he came out of that unscathed is a testament of how safe the F1 cars of this era is.

    Strange to see marshalls standing on the track side of the AMCO barriers. One of them was standing just where Erickson crashed. I wonder what that is about?
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    I'll be missing qualifying tomorrow and the race Sunday so keep the info coming. (At another race this weekend and no easy access to TV.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    That Erickson crash in FP 2 was sick. How he came out of that unscathed is a testament of how safe the F1 cars of this era is.

    Strange to see marshalls standing on the track side of the AMCO barriers. One of them was standing just where Erickson crashed. I wonder what that is about?
    One of the commentators mentioned it looked far more dangerous than it actually was , as the camera angle showed him looking rather vulnerable there , but in reality , he was quite safe , far enough back to avoid any debris .

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    Does anyone out there think , after taking the top spot at Monza , that they would dare fire Kimi ?
    Maurizio hugging Kimi's girl told me he's staying . A smile and a tear said it all .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    Does anyone out there think , after taking the top spot at Monza , that they would dare fire Kimi ?
    Maurizio hugging Kimi's girl told me he's staying . A smile and a tear said it all .
    You never really know in F1. It could also be a hug and a goodbye. Kimi deserved pole. It makes one wonder why Ferrari has not supported him enough for him to win races. You might argue that he should be winning when Vettel is not; like Rosberg did with Hamilton at Mercedes. But one cannot help noticing that the pit wall decisions have almost always placed the finn in unfavorable situations to win races. Kimi seem to get the worst service from his pitwall than any other driver on the grid for some reason.

    Hence, he might not win the race tomorrow for these reasons, but he has made a clear point to his team. He is the iceman and he would win given the right support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    You never really know in F1. It could also be a hug and a goodbye. Kimi deserved pole. It makes one wonder why Ferrari has not supported him enough for him to win races. You might argue that he should be winning when Vettel is not; like Rosberg did with Hamilton at Mercedes. But one cannot help noticing that the pit wall decisions have almost always placed the finn in unfavorable situations to win races. Kimi seem to get the worst service from his pitwall than any other driver on the grid for some reason.

    Hence, he might not win the race tomorrow for these reasons, but he has made a clear point to his team. He is the iceman and he would win given the right support.
    Sorry , but the bagwan knows .

    Take it to the bank .
    Cut the ribbon .
    Seal the envelope .
    Slaughter the pig .
    Fold the laundry .
    Roll up your sleeves .
    And fire the dishwasher , it's done .

    He'll be in red .

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    For once I enjoyed Vettel's screams. He knew he didn't have to bother with Kimi but surprise! He made a little fool of himself. Things will get corrected tomorrow though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Ben View Post
    For once I enjoyed Vettel's screams. He knew he didn't have to bother with Kimi but surprise! He made a little fool of himself. Things will get corrected tomorrow though.
    Are you sure he wanted it , or did he just want the same team-mate next year ?
    It's a long way to the first corner , Ben .

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