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    2019 Canadian F1 GP





    The red baron, Michael Schumacher remains the most successful driver to ever race this track with 7 wins. Followed closely by Lewis Hamilton with six wins. Hamilton is the most successful of all the drivers on the current grid to win this race, followed by Sebastian Vettels with a distant two wins. However, Vettel was the last winner of this race.

    The long Casino straight through the wall of champions, to the Start straight; particularly, sections 2 and 3, makes this track a horse power circuit which incidentally would suit the Ferrari and its fearsome engine. Also, there are not many punishing slow corners at Montreal, but enough fast corners to help the Ferrari maintain its speed advantage through a full lap. It is looking like, the winning streak of the Mercedes may come to an end at this race.

    But this poses a new interesting conundrum, which of the two Ferrari drivers is likely to take his first win at this track? The aspects of the Ferrari car that has bothered Vettel are likely to be less of a problem on a track like this one. But, when it comes to all out pace, Leclerc is the one Mercedes would be most worried about. Most would probably say providence owes Leclerc a win after the one that got away from him in Bahrain.

    Some people would also be thinking; how is Ferrari going to drop the ball this time round? Some may ask if Ferrari would give Leclerc the support he needs to fight for the win. The Leclerc side of the Ferrari pitwall has been quite shite most of this season. But we hope that ferrari will put on a show on sunday, with both cars fighting at the front.

    I am hoping for a Ferrari win, just to shake things up abit.



    And a lovely Canadian Grid girl to usher a new race weekend.
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    Big weekemd for Bottas v2.0 here. Currently 17 points behind Hamilton in the standings, if he can win then he has a great chance against Hamilton over the rest of the season. If he cannot win and Hamilton extends his championship lead to more than a race win then, barring reliability issues, itís hard to see Bottas come back at Hamilton, especially since Hamilton hasnít reached his peak performance level yet this year. Ever the one to improve over the course of the year, Hamilton has yet to peak, whereas Bottas may have peaked already.

    One to watch with big interest. Giovinazzi and Kubica both need big race weekends as well. Both have been horrendous this year and I cannot see either with a place on the grid in 2020 as things stand.

    As for Stroll, well he has been shockingly bad and the only reason he has a race seat has been Daddy and he doesnít deserve an F1 seat either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Knight View Post
    Big weekemd for Bottas v2.0 here. Currently 17 points behind Hamilton in the standings, if he can win then he has a great chance against Hamilton over the rest of the season. If he cannot win and Hamilton extends his championship lead to more than a race win then, barring reliability issues, it’s hard to see Bottas come back at Hamilton, especially since Hamilton hasn’t reached his peak performance level yet this year. Ever the one to improve over the course of the year, Hamilton has yet to peak, whereas Bottas may have peaked already.

    One to watch with big interest. Giovinazzi and Kubica both need big race weekends as well. Both have been horrendous this year and I cannot see either with a place on the grid in 2020 as things stand.

    As for Stroll, well he has been shockingly bad and the only reason he has a race seat has been Daddy and he doesn’t deserve an F1 seat either.
    You are obviously certain that Ferrari would drop the ball again. If they do, Bottas would need to do something special to beat Hamilton on his favourite track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    You are obviously certain that Ferrari would drop the ball again. If they do, Bottas would need to do something special to beat Hamilton on his favourite track.
    Ferrari are simply irrelevant now in the title race. Itís too late for them to catch Mercedes this year even if they have an advantage at this one track. Itís all about whether Bottas or Hamilton can win the title now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Knight View Post
    Ferrari are simply irrelevant now in the title race. It’s too late for them to catch Mercedes this year even if they have an advantage at this one track. It’s all about whether Bottas or Hamilton can win the title now.
    We are only a quarter of the way through the 2019 season. It is too early to write off Ferrari. That said, they have a mountain to climb, since they have to win the next six races to have a real chance to be in the fight with Mercedes. To make thing more difficult, these six wins would need to be one two wins. Somehow it is hard to see Ferrari achieving such clinical operation as is typical of Mercedes. But anything is possible.
    I would say, the summer break would be a good place to judge Ferrari.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    We are only a quater of the way through the 2019 season. It is too early to write off Ferrari. That said that have a mountain to climb, since they have to win the next six races to have a chance to be in the fight with Mercedes. To make thing more difficult, these six wins would need to be one two wins. Somehow it is hard to see Ferrari achieve such clinical operation as would Mercedes. But anything is possible.
    I would say, the summer break would be a good place to write of Ferrari, if they are still fumbling.
    No team has ever been so dominant in the opening six races of a season as Mercedes have been. Thinking Ferrari still have any hope of either championship is pure pie in the sky stuff. Itís over already. The car hasnít enough downforce and their operations is all over the place, they just restructured again. Ferrari are too Italian again and they arenít going to be winning any championship this year or next.

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    The results certainly paint a very ugly picture for Ferrari (and for Red Bull), but it has to be said that Mercedes caught some breaks in getting to the point they are in.

    Leclerc was robbed of a win in Bahrain, for a start. On the other hand, Ferrari really haven't helped themselves; I can't help thinking that they made a mistake getting rid of Maurizio Arrivabene...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Knight View Post
    No team has ever been so dominant in the opening six races of a season as Mercedes have been. Thinking Ferrari still have any hope of either championship is pure pie in the sky stuff. It’s over already. The car hasn’t enough downforce and their operations is all over the place, they just restructured again. Ferrari are too Italian again and they aren’t going to be winning any championship this year or next.
    Why watch at all , then , if "It's over already" ?

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    I am looking forward to a good race , where Max thinks he has a chance , the Reds and Silvers look closer , and the rest are tussling hard for the scraps .

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