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    2021 Race 4 - Spain

    No long delay - yeah! F1 carries right into race 4 with Aramco Gran Premio De España 2021.

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    Usually a Mercedes stronghold and given the Black Arrows' straightline speed at Portimao, I would be surprised to see that changing this week-end.
    Oct. 31, 1999 - one of the blackest days in motorsports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm99 View Post
    Usually a Mercedes stronghold and given the Black Arrows' straightline speed at Portimao, I would be surprised to see that changing this week-end.
    You MAY be right, BUT sometimes things don't work out as planned or projected...

    Sometimes engines disintegrate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortitude View Post
    You MAY be right, BUT sometimes things don't work out as planned or projected...

    Sometimes engines disintegrate...
    Or if Bottas has mental meltdown...

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nKS View Post
    Or if Bottas has mental meltdown...
    ...yet MAYBE the car Bottas is driving, doesn't always get the same upgrades as his team mate...

    It has happened before with other drivers, within other teams, so it wouldn't be a surprise to be told or find this out with Bottas at Mercedes!

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    Bottas responds to rumors he might lose seat before the end of the season

    Valtteri Bottas described reports he could lose his seat at Mercedes before the end of the season as “bullshit”.
    FWIW, I think it is BS rumor also. Bottas is doing exactly what they need him to do. They don't need him challenging Hamilton (only the media wants that for race/off track drama).

    “I know that I’m not going to be replaced in the middle of the season,” said Bottas. “As a team, we don’t do that.

    “I have a contract for this year and I believe there’s only one team that does that kind of things in F1 and we’re not that.”

    Bottas’ remark is likely to be a reference to Red Bull, who have replaced drivers mid-season twice in the past five years.
    Looks like Bottas just burnt a bridge in case he is looking for new team in 2022.

    https://www.racefans.net/2021/05/06/...eam-does-that/

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    I find it hard to understand the benefit of running Kubica in FP1 - he crashes then and ruins everyones short FP1 session - let it go -p*ss off and retire mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Knight View Post
    I find it hard to understand the benefit of running Kubica in FP1 - he crashes then and ruins everyones short FP1 session - let it go -p*ss off and retire mate.
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    Last year times

    P1 - Bottas 1:16.785
    P2 - Hamilton 1:16.883
    P3 - Hamilton 1:17.222

    Q1 - Hamiliton 1:16.828
    Q2 - Bottas 1:16.466

    Q3
    1. Hamiliton 1:16.003
    2. Bottas 1:16.152
    3. Verstappen 1:16.518
    4. Stroll 1:16.800
    5. Gasly 1:16.800
    6. Sainz 1:16.876
    7. Perez 1:16.936
    8. Leclerc 1:16.953
    9. Albon 1:17.163
    10. Norris 1:17.166

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    Today results

    P1 - Bottas 1:18.504
    P2 - Hamilton 1:18.170

    Maybe Red Bull is sand bagging, but Perez numbers don't look racy. In FB1 it looked like Max was closer to Mercedes from last year.

    Renault and Ferrari are looking competitive.

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