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    Quote Originally Posted by Zico View Post
    I missed qualy but I see Hamilton has been summoned to the Stewards for something to do with double waved yellows. Grid penalty incoming?

    You missed a cracking qualifying. Try to watch the highlights if you can.

    They let him off the hook for the double yellows. He has two other infractions during free practice for impeding Mazapin and Gasly. This is yet to be decided by the stewards.
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    Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    Bloody hell. What an amazing lap by Verstappen that ends in the walls. That would have placed him on pole. Car damage and on his back foot going into the race.
    That is why Hamilton is world champion and Max is not. Hamilton delivered with the pressure on, Max made a critical mistake. Champions handle the pressure, other crumble.

    RB has to change Max gearbox, because if they roll the dice and "hope" there was no damage they are risking a DNF. They are beating Mercedes on this track, so might as well take the penalty and work to minimize the point loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post

    They let him off the hook for the double yellows.
    They didn't let him "off the hook", there was no issue to penalize.


    He has two other infractions during free practice for impeding Mazapin and Gasly. This is yet to be decided by the stewards.
    Hamilton was given a fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    If he has gearbox damage, it could be very costly.
    The gearbox that Verstappen damaged was a new one for the race. So if he does take another new one, it will be a costly penalty.

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    FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 - PRACTICE 3
    03 05 Dec 2021 Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah

    https://www.formula1.com/en/results....ractice-3.html


    FORMULA 1 STC SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 - QUALIFYING
    03 05 Dec 2021 Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah

    https://www.formula1.com/en/results....ualifying.html


    ‘It’s terrible’ – Verstappen distraught after sublime pole attempt ends in final corner crash in Jeddah
    04 December 2021

    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...7qu94Dh3T.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    They have all the space and all the money and they build something as hideous as this track.

    Its just sad to see.
    I don't understand it. Why would you design a track like this when you have a clean sheet of paper.

    F2 showed how hard overtaking would be, and it will even be harder in F1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nKS View Post
    I don't understand it. Why would you design a track like this when you have a clean sheet of paper.

    F2 showed how hard overtaking would be, and it will even be harder in F1.
    overcrowding on track is typical to all street circuits. It happens in Monaco and Singapore, it is not unusual. The same can be said for overtaking. But Jeddah is wider than Monaco and most likely Singapore. The three DRS zones would produce overtaking and probably crashes.

    I think it is an interesting track. Super fast and very unforgiving as Verstappen and Sainz found. It would be a really great track to race. As we would find out tomorrow.

    It now has a "Wall of Challengers"
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nKS View Post
    I don't understand it. Why would you design a track like this when you have a clean sheet of paper.

    F2 showed how hard overtaking would be, and it will even be harder in F1.
    agreed.

    But i just watched the 2nd F2 race and there was some passing. albeit just a little.
    I imagine it will be infinitely harder with the faster, wider and more turbulent air prone F1 cars.
    Also agree that the entire thought process to this track's design seems baffling.
    It is almost as if it was built for Formula-E and way too late they figured out that F1 cars are a different beast.
    As Denkimi said, all the space in the World and you build a track that rivals singapore and monaco. SMH
    you can't argue with results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truefan72 View Post
    agreed.

    But i just watched the 2nd F2 race and there was some passing. albeit just a little.
    I imagine it will be infinitely harder with the faster, wider and more turbulent air prone F1 cars.
    Also agree that the entire thought process to this track's design seems baffling.
    It is almost as if it was built for Formula-E and way too late they figured out that F1 cars are a different beast.
    As Denkimi said, all the space in the World and you build a track that rivals singapore and monaco. SMH
    I think they aspired to have an in-city street circuit to boost tourism. Much like Baku, Abu Dhabi, to name a few. In-city street track is the thing nowadays. It is a very unique layout. Different to any previous tracks and to any typical race tracks. This is why l think it is a great addition to the calendar. We would get used to it, much like we did for Baku when it came along. Mainly for its quirky layout, its fast nature and its challenges to the drivers and teams.
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