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    Quote Originally Posted by truefan72 View Post
    Still don't like stroll lol.
    We've heard that .
    But , he did OK this time out , didn't he ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    How rain spices up races, this was block buster stuff.
    Was Bernie right about the sprinklers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    Was Bernie right about the sprinklers ?
    He he :-) yup

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    How did Mercedes lose the plot today, l wonder?

    I think their race unraveled when they put on the wrong tyres for their car by reacting to everyone else who were doing something different. Once again, the pitwall did not seek the opinions of the drivers. The tyre change was imposed on the drivers and they struggled with the tyres and crashed out. I find it strange that they are not engaging the drivers in the pitwall decisions anymore. It is a noticeable change at Mercedes of late.
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    What a crazy race. Nice to see someone from Racing Point in the points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N. Jones View Post
    What a crazy race. Nice to see someone from Racing Point in the points.
    I see what you have done there :-)
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    " Lady - I'm in an awful dilemma.
    Moe - Yeah, I never cared much for these foreign cars either."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    How did Mercedes lose the plot today, l wonder?

    I think their race unraveled when they put on the wrong tyres for their car by reacting to everyone else who were doing something different. Once again, the pitwall did not seek the opinions of the drivers. The tyre change was imposed on the drivers and they struggled with the tyres and crashed out. I find it strange that they are not engaging the drivers in the pitwall decisions anymore. It is a noticeable change at Mercedes of late.
    Couldn't agree more.

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    Both Alfas penalized for irregular clutch use during the start , so Hamilton scores two points and Kubica his first since 2010 and Williams' first this season.

    30 seconds for 130-230 milliseconds off seem a bit harsh compared to no (time) penalty at all for an unsafe pit-stop release and 5 seconds for an irregular pit entry.
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    To be honest, I didn't really enjoy the race, odd as it seems. There's no question that it was entertaining, of course, but I can't get past the fact that the outcome was decided by luck more than anything else.

    Take, for instance, the fact that Leclerc, Hamilton, Sainz and Hülkenberg made exactly the same mistake, yet only two of them ended up beached in the gravel, the other two drivers being able to recover (and Sainz finishing an impressive P5); of course, the tarmac in that runoff being absolute crap didn't help things out either. Or the fact that Verstappen and Bottas did a single mistake each, both spins, but one went on to win the race and the other crashed out. And, of course, the fact that having got most of the strategy calls right or none at all before the last safety car didn't mean much, as evidenced by Kyvat and Stroll's finishing positions.

    I also feel gutted for Bottas because, even if I don't like him as a driver that much, I believe that he got kinda mugged today. He was forced to spend a lap behind the safety car while everyone else pitted, which made him lose track position to Verstappen and some other drivers whom he had to overtake, which also was a contributing factor to his crash.

    Still, again, this was a real thriller of the race, but you can't really say for certain that the best driver won today. Not having had Leclerc, Hamilton or Bottas on the top step of the podium was mostly a matter of luck than anything else.

    Oh, and what an amazing recovery drive from Vettel. Not a single foot wrong and makes you wonder what could have been. Although my gut feeling is that he would have been caught in the same game of snakes and ladders that the top drivers were playing today.
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