2021 Formula One Thread: Silly Season and Monza #blessed

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Bankz, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Pokes

    Pokes That's the way baseball go
    Oklahoma State CowboysTexas RangersDallas MavericksDallas CowboysDallas Stars

    But Ocon is terrible
     
  2. Dr. Richard Cranium

    Dr. Richard Cranium I'm sorry, the card says Moops
    Donor TMB OG
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishMilwaukee Brewers altMilwaukee BucksGreen Bay PackersTiger Woods

    Ocon is a better driver than Albon tho, I may be too much a slave to qualifying time, but when it comes to mediocre drivers give me the guy with raw pace.

    The rest of the shit comes down to luck
     
    ramszoolander likes this.
  3. Bankz

    Bankz I'm a sick guy
    Donor TMB OG
    Penn State Nittany LionsChicago CubsChicago BullsChicago BearsChicago BlackhawksWWEMilanNXTAEW

    100% agree here, give me that pure pace. Race results especially for lower teams is more about the quality of the car, health of its car parts and some luck.
     
  4. CC_Nole

    CC_Nole Well-Known Member

    Hope everyone is ready for qualifying* in 30 minutes
     
    BayouMafia and PeterGriffin like this.
  5. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
    Florida State SeminolesPhoenix SunsTottenham HotspurAvengersBorussia Mönchengladbach

    It’s three hours later than usual, I lost a half hour of sleep to watch practice? We talking about practice?

    but it did have some insights, Perez made an engine switch but Max hasn’t yet and it’s showing. Related, Max’s soft tire performance was worse than Lewis’ medium. This track, as has been said, favors Merc. I would bet a Merc front row lockout at least into sprint Q.
     
    Bankz likes this.
  6. CC_Nole

    CC_Nole Well-Known Member

    Toto thinks Red Bull had Max’s engine massively turned down. I expect Lewis to get pole but I think Max has more pace than he showed in FP1
     
    PeterGriffin likes this.
  7. momux

    momux AFAM Scholar
    Donor
    North Carolina TarheelsCarolina PanthersChelsea

    Always dangerous to read too much into practice results but I'm somewhat surprised given the hype around Ferrari's engine upgrade how far down the grid they were.
     
  8. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
    Florida State SeminolesPhoenix SunsTottenham HotspurAvengersBorussia Mönchengladbach

    Russell out in q3 for the first time in a minute.

    skkkkrrrt, Tsunoda lap time deleted, okay, we back
     
    Cawgs or Gie! and TAS like this.
  9. momux

    momux AFAM Scholar
    Donor
    North Carolina TarheelsCarolina PanthersChelsea

    Not so fast my friend.
     
    TAS and PeterGriffin like this.
  10. Upton^2

    Upton^2 blocked just a park away, but I can't really say
    Donor
    Clemson TigersAtlanta BravesCharlotte HornetsCarolina Panthers

    Good lord Aston mechanic almost got taken out
     
  11. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
    Florida State SeminolesPhoenix SunsTottenham HotspurAvengersBorussia Mönchengladbach

    Ridiculous. When 80% of the commentary centers on the traffic backups and the near misses, it just makes the whole sport look shitty.
     
  12. TAS

    TAS 20_ _ TMB Poster of the Year
    Donor

    Gio :dennard:
     
    Bankz, CC_Nole and momux like this.
  13. momux

    momux AFAM Scholar
    Donor
    North Carolina TarheelsCarolina PanthersChelsea

    Racing for his job but he's really shown out the last couple weeks.
     
  14. CC_Nole

    CC_Nole Well-Known Member

    Bottas confirmed to be taking a new PU for the race.
     
  15. og

    og ready to party? by party I mean smoke cigarettes
    Donor TMB OG
    Pittsburgh PenguinsPittsburgh SteelersPenn State Nittany Lions

    jesus they are doing qualifying already what in the fuck!
     
  16. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
    Florida State SeminolesPhoenix SunsTottenham HotspurAvengersBorussia Mönchengladbach

    McClarens making noise.
     
    TAS likes this.
  17. Andy Reocho

    Andy Reocho Please don't get lost in the sauce
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Kansas JayhawksKansas City RoyalsKansas City ChiefsNewcastle UnitedBig 8 Conference

    Didn't realize it was a sprint this weekend. That's what I get for not following the thread too closely
     
    og likes this.
  18. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
    Florida State SeminolesPhoenix SunsTottenham HotspurAvengersBorussia Mönchengladbach

    Yup, Merc sprint Q lockout
     
  19. momux

    momux AFAM Scholar
    Donor
    North Carolina TarheelsCarolina PanthersChelsea

    Bottas just went nuclear. What a lap.
     
  20. TAS

    TAS 20_ _ TMB Poster of the Year
    Donor

    .006 between the two is crazy
     
  21. TAS

    TAS 20_ _ TMB Poster of the Year
    Donor

    Between that last lap and the fastest lap shenanigans at the end of the Dutch GP, Bottas is on a heater
     
  22. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
    Florida State SeminolesPhoenix SunsTottenham HotspurAvengersBorussia Mönchengladbach

    Daniel has done a good job of settling, he was so shaky at the start of the season. Norris still a shade above I think, and younger, but a good teammate duel there.
     
    TAS likes this.
  23. og

    og ready to party? by party I mean smoke cigarettes
    Donor TMB OG
    Pittsburgh PenguinsPittsburgh SteelersPenn State Nittany Lions

    me right now 2 bro we can rewatch later
     
    Andy Reocho likes this.
  24. Georgia_Nole

    Georgia_Nole You had me at meat tornado
    Florida State SeminolesAtlanta BravesDallas MavericksAtlanta FalconsDallas CowboysDallas Stars

    Red Bull just doesn’t have the pace this weekend.

    I’d expect a Lewis, and McLaren podium this weekend
     
  25. Upton^2

    Upton^2 blocked just a park away, but I can't really say
    Donor
    Clemson TigersAtlanta BravesCharlotte HornetsCarolina Panthers

    Bottas pole right after they kick him out haha
     
    Cawgs or Gie! likes this.
  26. CC_Nole

    CC_Nole Well-Known Member

    Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow when Mercedes inevitably tells Bottas to let Lewis through so he can get the extra points.
     
  27. Tiger Z

    Tiger Z Nellyville
    TMB OG
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Blues

    I was completely wrong about RB getting the aero right for Monza. Max couldn’t get close even with Perez and Gasly slip steaming him.
     
  28. momux

    momux AFAM Scholar
    Donor
    North Carolina TarheelsCarolina PanthersChelsea

    Gasly out qualified him in Q2 which is just insane.
     
  29. CC_Nole

    CC_Nole Well-Known Member



    Gasly giving no fucks lol
     
  30. Andy Reocho

    Andy Reocho Please don't get lost in the sauce
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Kansas JayhawksKansas City RoyalsKansas City ChiefsNewcastle UnitedBig 8 Conference

    The Driver of the Day award does seem like a joke a lot of times.
     
    Cawgs or Gie! likes this.
  31. Tiger Z

    Tiger Z Nellyville
    TMB OG
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Blues

    It’s a online popularity contest that at least early on Mazepin should’ve won weekly. They just cook the results.
     
    Andy Reocho likes this.
  32. Georgia_Nole

    Georgia_Nole You had me at meat tornado
    Florida State SeminolesAtlanta BravesDallas MavericksAtlanta FalconsDallas CowboysDallas Stars

    He also didn’t get out of Q1 because the team put him out to late and he got held up in traffic to get to the line.

    Small but important detail there.
     
  33. TAS

    TAS 20_ _ TMB Poster of the Year
    Donor

    Sprint qualifying is nicely situated as a leadup to the 11am kickoffs
     
    Upton^2, grayton and Gallant Knight like this.
  34. TAS

    TAS 20_ _ TMB Poster of the Year
    Donor

    I know they mentioned yesterday that Merc might be looking to steal a point or 2 from Max this morning with Bottas using the new power unit, but my initial thought was: isn't this a bad track to take the grid penalty and start from the back when it appears Bottas would almost be a lock for the podium under normal circumstances? Would they have been better off taking the penalty at a track where they might not be as strong?
     
  35. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne Billionaire Playboy
    Donor
    Michigan Wolverines

    What a start
     
    Jeffrey Lebowski likes this.
  36. TAS

    TAS 20_ _ TMB Poster of the Year
    Donor

  37. TAS

    TAS 20_ _ TMB Poster of the Year
    Donor

    Fortunate for the back half of the pack that Pierre's wing cleared the track and didn't cause a complete pileup
     
  38. TAS

    TAS 20_ _ TMB Poster of the Year
    Donor

    Lewis :popcorn:
     
    Jeffrey Lebowski likes this.
  39. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
    Florida State SeminolesPhoenix SunsTottenham HotspurAvengersBorussia Mönchengladbach

    Ah, softly clipped the McClaren in front of him. Seen much more contact with less consequences, poor Gasly.
     
    ramszoolander likes this.
  40. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne Billionaire Playboy
    Donor
    Michigan Wolverines

    Talk about your all time backfire for Mercedes
     
    Jeffrey Lebowski and TAS like this.
  41. TAS

    TAS 20_ _ TMB Poster of the Year
    Donor

    I don't fully understand their strategy, but if you believe in it, I think the blame lies fully in Hamilton's execution and not in the strategy
     
  42. 1

    1 A real fan. GBR!
    Staff Donor
    Nebraska CornhuskersTiger WoodsPGA

    Tomorrow is going to be interesting, especially if the top 4 get thru the first turn in the same order as their grid start.

    Lewis should have one hell of a tough time trying to get past both McLaren's.

    Bottas has got to be frustrated af starting in the back after winning both quali and the sprint but he'll have a hell of a fun time in that race tomorrow. He'll be passing people constantly.
     
    Cawgs or Gie! likes this.
  43. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
    Florida State SeminolesPhoenix SunsTottenham HotspurAvengersBorussia Mönchengladbach

    Top 10 for Bottas seems like a very safe bet. I am of the belief that he will drive pissed off for the rest of the season.
     
    Funshot Residue, 1 and Cawgs or Gie! like this.
  44. CC_Nole

    CC_Nole Well-Known Member

    What a disaster for Lewis. Lost more points to Max during the sprint and will likely have no way to challenge Max for the win tomorrow.
     
  45. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! The next Jordy Nelson, obviously.
    Donor
    Georgia BulldogsAtlanta BravesAtlanta FalconsAtlanta UnitedLiverpool

    One can hope.
     
    1 likes this.
  46. Jeffrey Lebowski

    Jeffrey Lebowski Obviously you're not a golfer
    Donor
    Georgia BulldogsAtlanta Falcons

    Danny Ric starting on the front row

    :banderas:
     
    CoastalOrange and 1 like this.
  47. Bankz

    Bankz I'm a sick guy
    Donor TMB OG
    Penn State Nittany LionsChicago CubsChicago BullsChicago BearsChicago BlackhawksWWEMilanNXTAEW

    They have Italian Jesus gone and out of F1 and he’s saying nahhh
     
    TAS, Jeffrey Lebowski and 1 like this.
  48. Bankz

    Bankz I'm a sick guy
    Donor TMB OG
    Penn State Nittany LionsChicago CubsChicago BullsChicago BearsChicago BlackhawksWWEMilanNXTAEW

    Also I wasn’t a fan of this sprint format.

    first go round had me likening it more.

    this go round not so much.

    kinda feel like we can do without this.

    or let Perrelli design a super short life tire so we see pit stops maybe people some people trying to milk tires and others going balls to the wall.
     
  49. 1

    1 A real fan. GBR!
    Staff Donor
    Nebraska CornhuskersTiger WoodsPGA

    Or just make it a requirement that you must change tires at least once
     
  50. TAS

    TAS 20_ _ TMB Poster of the Year
    Donor

    Need to pick more interesting tracks. Monza feels like thr complete opposite of what you're looking for
     
    Jeffrey Lebowski and Bankz like this.