2018 Formula One Season

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  1. Bankz

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    You can make pink work... just not that shade.

    I do like the paint job on the Jr Red Bull team. It irritated me last year when they had nearly identical paint.

    Sauber also has a nice blue and gold scheme going.
     
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  2. UA412

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    With the new more complicated start procedure, massive back tires, longer cars [front wing farther away], etc the start of the race is gonna be wild. First couple turns are probably gonna be mayhem.
     
  3. UA412

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    God damnit Red Bull
     
  4. UA412

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    Very possible not at all representative of what will happen this season, but great start for everyone but Merc fans. Well not great for Alonso either, he may be suicidal. Great drive from Bottas in the end as well.
     
  5. NineteenNine

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    Yay Seb!

    The fans on the track at the end was weird as hell.
     
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  6. Bankz

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    Why are we in spoilers ?

    This race was a 180 for Ferrari from last season in every way possible.

    They even made the correct pit call
     
  7. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    I didn't get to watch yet. I've read that Merc lost it by making a bad pit call but I also read that Lewis had to push the car too hard to keep Vettel behind him so they had no choice. Is the latter just Toto covering his ass?
     
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    I feel more like Ferrari won it with their strategy vs Merc blew it. Ferrari made the exact right call and had a perfect stop and were fast enough on the track to trap Hamilton after his stop.
     
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  9. Bankz

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    Seb pushed Lewis and he was never able to separate.

    Hamilton came in and Ferrari made the right call.

    I think Ferrari won the race more so than Merc screwing up.
     
  10. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Alonso skipping Monaco to race Indy 500. Honda must want to put him in an engine of theirs that actually works.
     
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  11. Bankz

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    He's got no chance in Monaco so might as well win the 500.

    Maybe Button will get a one off
     
  12. Bankz

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    Also not much discussion over last weeks race but it was pretty good all around. Couple of those overtakes had my heart skip a beat.

    I think we may have a legit battle for the title between Lewis and Seb
     
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    Still early but it looks like both the Ferrari and Merc have areas they perform better. Merc still ahead a bit on power, but the Ferrari chassis is easier on the tires.
     
  14. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    They have no chance to win, but it might be one of their better shots at decent points since the power deficit doesn't hurt them as badly there.

    http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id...lonso-f1-perfect-candidate-indy-500-challenge

    Looks like Button it is
     
  15. UA412

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    It's really the most logical plan. Only one of their young drivers even has a super license. And it would be incredible to have JB for one more Monaco weekend.
     
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  16. Bankz

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    Seb has been quick this weekend.

    Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull are super close
     
  17. Bankz

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    Update on PU parts:

    2nd ICE for Kimi and Stoffel
    2nd TC for Kimi
    2nd MGU-H for Kimi
    2nd CE for Seb

    For McLaren that's enevitable. For Ferrari that's not good at all this early. Those penalties will actually matter this year.
     
  19. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Nice drive by Vettel, but between the seven secon stop and five second penalty Hamilton should have had it.

    And it's starting to look like amateur hour with Bottas and that disappearing act today.
     
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  20. Bankz

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    Days since Red Bull threat to quit F1: 1
     
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    Big four points for Wehrlein. Surprising that the rest of the midpack (Kvyat, Magnussen, Grosjean, etc) weren't able to catch him. They were w/in a few seconds of him all along and just didn't make up any ground.
     
  24. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Oops
     
  25. Bankz

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    I feel so bad for Alonso.

    That car was so good and he was starting to make his way to the front.

    I hope Jensen didn't piss in his car....
     
  26. Bankz

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    Monaco is a bore... I get the glitz and glamour aspect but the racing is awful.

    With that said the laps that Seb and Riccardo put in after Kimi, Botas and Verstappen pitted was nothing short of amazing. Those guys where flying.

    Can't wait for Canada... alway a high action track.
     
  27. Bankz

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    social assassin if you could update our thread title?

    If not i'll start a fresh thread for the Canadian GP
     
  28. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    VSC helped Seb to catch up to the back of the pack in hopes of salvaging some points.

    WTF was Sainz doing?
     
  30. Bankz

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    Kimi rolling the dice. Maybe expecting a safety car.

    Thought they may do this with Seb
     
  31. Bankz

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    Hell of a effort from seb.

    Ocon gonna be pissed
     
  32. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    We go from maybe the best track in Canada to a stupid track in Azerbaijan
     
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    I love INDYCAR. Never been an F1 guy. This year I'm trying really hard to get into it more, but it seems so top heavy the last few years. Making it hard for me to really be interested. Aside from the international aspect what makes you guys really like F1?

    Side note - I sat by a group of Spanish dudes at the Indy 500 this year and it was like Alonzo's success or failure determined if they lived or died. When he went out they took it so hard you would have thought their grandma died.
     
  34. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    The cars are just the best engineering in the world. The racing has actually been better this year compared to the last few years.

    F1, more so than other race series, watch for races within the race. Beyond Ferrari and Mercedes (Red Bull is kind of stuck between the front and midfield ) look for how Williams, Force India, Torro Rosso, Haas shake out.
     
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    I'm admittedly ignorant to what's going on. Are there challenges for the win or are Vettel and Hamilton just running away, and you're watching the battle to podium?
     
  36. Bankz

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    Ferrari was way off the pace in qualifying. But Seb looked, sounded super confident they could challenge for a win.
     
  37. CUgator

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    Well, that was a rather eventful race. Was expecting something like last year.
     
  38. Bankz

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    Today was really fun. I'm sorry but Lewis getting a pass for the safety car shit is lame as fuck. He almost caused multiple accidents on all three restarts.

    With that said I think the rivalry is heating up with seb and Hamilton.

    The rumors Alonso to team with Hamilton and Ferrari looking to team Seb and Verstapen. Holy super teams.
     
  39. Bankz

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    Also love Riccardo. Such a good driver and great guy. Happy for his W.
     
  40. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Two years in a row, somehow Hamilton is the more likable driver in the championship race. God does Vettel bitch a lot.
     
  41. CUgator

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    Well, those last 2 laps were pretty shitty for Ferrari.
     
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  42. Bankz

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    The highs and lows for Seb to end that race...

    Kimi goes out with a tire and he thinks he somehow lucked into a podium.

    Nope... Tire of his own and loses his entire championship lead.

    I
     
  43. Bankz

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    Its easy to stay calm and cool when you have the best car...
     
  44. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Lol, even Sauber is giving Honda the not interested sign. Might as well give up at this point
     
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  46. Bankz

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    lol...

    Pretty uneventful race. Curious what caused Seb car to take a shit.
     
  47. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Ferrari signs their loyal #2 for one more year.
     
  48. Bankz

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    Verstappen probably couldn't get out of his redbull deal...

    Kimi is a fine B driver and clear B for Seb to be happy.
     
  49. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Next year is going to be madness. This year will probably be boring with Alonso sol again.