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    Quote Originally Posted by jaconell View Post
    So true (the 2 wheel brigade is going to be here shortly.......😆&#128518

    Even with Mighty Max on the rise, I am not at all sure we are all poised for another era of 1 driver domination.

    I will go so far as to say that there is only 1 driver over 28 years old on the grid currently that may grab a Championship in the next few years - and that is Lewis (and it will have to be this year).

    Too many young Banshees coming through, the oldest being Sainz at 26, and they are going to be hell on wheels for years to come.

    Max, Lec, Lando, Sainz, Gasly, Russel (cautiously add Schumacher & Ocon. Tsunoda, he will have to show me some mol. Stroll, just do not know, but doubt it).

    I have seldom seen such a collection of young talent in F1 - in fact, never. If we can get cars that are fairly closely matched the next few years - we are in for great fun.

    Agreed Jaco, but that will all depend on next year's cars. I am so glad that we have a fight at the front this year so that Merc don't have the luxury of focusing on 2022 car development and stealing the march on everybody else (again!).

    Another good thing is that the engine development is frozen until 2025, so nobody is just going to be able to strap a beast into the back of their car and run away with the championship like Merc did in 2014.

    Here's hoping that this close racing sticks around for a couple of years at least!

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    every time I hear the phrase "Hammertime" on TV or in this thread this image pops into my head

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    That being said, it was a Schumie-esk in and outlap from Max to jump Hamilton - he must have nailed every single brake marker to achieve that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shady View Post
    Not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but the big difference between RB and Merc lately is the ability of RB to put heat into its tyres QUICKLY.

    This makes the pitstops (over cutting or undercutting) crucially in favour of RB. Over and above this, Max's speed and accuracy on an out lap, plus the fact that RB is just better at making stops. (Partly now due to the homologous parts Merc have to make do with, after machining that Nut on Bottas's car.

    This makes things very interesting.
    Mercs are faster in the later stints being able to preserve tyres. (Especially harder tyres)
    RB are faster around the crucial pit stop phases.

    I suggest Merc look to gun for low drag setups to help them overtake on track more.....

    Andrew Shovlin, are you hearing this?
    I believe Merc is analyzing RB pit crew equipment to ascertain their effectiveness during pit stops.

    I won’t be surprised if some new gadgets find their way to the pit garage of Merc to improve this.

    I must say, Merc is very good in finding solutions to their problems. They always succeed. But with everything in life, too many problems do take a bit longer to resolve at once.

    We are in for a tight year in racing.
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    Seeing we are heading to Austria this weekend, can everyone recall that stonking qualifying lap from Lewis last year in the rain?

    Still is one of his best qualifying laps ever in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS-V8 View Post
    Seeing we are heading to Austria this weekend, can everyone recall that stonking qualifying lap from Lewis last year in the rain?

    Still is one of his best qualifying laps ever in my view.
    Yes. Lewis is a Formula 1 legend and deserves to be in the same company as Schumi, Senna, Fangio and Prost. I also think we are seeing a post-peak Lewis this year. There is a young lion baring his teeth and eager to take the battle to the reigning king of the pack. Those two lads are going to earn their considerable salaries this year. There will be no respite.
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    Gents, I don't care a flying phcuk who wins the title this year.

    I am just enjoying the season so far to the max (pardon the pun).

    I am 60 freaking years old & I have watched F1 since the early 80's.

    I have never experienced a season the way this one is developing.

    Sit back, batten down the hatches, stock up on your tipple of choice...

    and enjoy!!!
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    FIA bringing out new rules on pitstops to make sure there is no automation, basically targeting Red Bull who has had the quickest times this year.

    Will be implemented three races from now.

    https://racingnews365.com/pit-stops-...roduce-changes
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    Quote Originally Posted by faniedup View Post
    FIA bringing out new rules on pitstops to make sure there is no automation, basically targeting Red Bull who has had the quickest times this year.

    Will be implemented three races from now.

    https://racingnews365.com/pit-stops-...roduce-changes
    They harder they try the faster RB are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOY4X4 View Post
    They harder they try the faster RB are.
    Agree, RB will come up with a solution.

    It will be interesting to get statistics on how many wheel related incidents there were after pitstops under 2 seconds.

    Safety is priority, but I am sure more spectators die on their couches watching F1 during a season than drivers or crew at actual races.

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    Hamilton in new contract negotiations with MB



    https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/57600519

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2beFree View Post
    Hamilton in new contract negotiations with MB



    https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/57600519

    And he would be happy with Bottas staying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faniedup View Post
    And he would be happy with Bottas staying.
    Like this:
    "Asked whether he would welcome the prospect of Russell at the team, Hamilton said: "He's not my team-mate currently so no need to say anything on it.""

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    Quote Originally Posted by faniedup View Post
    And he would be happy with Bottas staying.
    No sh.. Sherlock.

    Wonder, really do, who carries the weight behind closed doors at MB. No, this is not a Lewis bash at all, relax the calves gents, but I get the feeling Toto has gradually bowed to Lewis more and more and lately has realized he is "co-team principal". If MB do keep VB next year - Toto will lose Russel. How long has Danny R signed with McLaren. 2 or 3 years? This is where George will go........
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    Yip, if he blocks GR moving to Merc, he is not carrying the constructers title as his main objective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapog View Post
    Yip, if he blocks GR moving to Merc, he is not carrying the constructers title as his main objective.
    Any team principal wants the Constructer's Crown and each of his drivers will want the Driver's Crown. If a team look like they push for the Driver's Word Championship, rather than a Constructer's Championship, then that team is bowing to the driver.
    Christian had no issue getting rid of his second driver, on two occasions, because he wasn't delivering. If Toto hangs on to an under performing driver, then it can only mean that he is bowing to Lewis' will. Just like Ferrari did for Michael and like Red Bull is likely to do for Max, sometime in the future after a few Driver's Championships under his belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    Any team principal wants the Constructer's Crown and each of his drivers will want the Driver's Crown. If a team look like they push for the Driver's Word Championship, rather than a Constructer's Championship, then that team is bowing to the driver.
    Christian had no issue getting rid of his second driver, on two occasions, because he wasn't delivering. If Toto hangs on to an under performing driver, then it can only mean that he is bowing to Lewis' will. Just like Ferrari did for Michael and like Red Bull is likely to do for Max, sometime in the future after a few Driver's Championships under his belt.
    Interesting question that.

    If you could choose between winning the F1 championship with 1 of your drivers, vs coming 2nd and 3rd to Max and taking the constructors championship... I'd actually choose the former, as news articles are typically dominated by the Driver winning the season.

    But maybe that is just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatPlant View Post
    Interesting question that.

    If you could choose between winning the F1 championship with 1 of your drivers, vs coming 2nd and 3rd to Max and taking the constructors championship... I'd actually choose the former, as news articles are typically dominated by the Driver winning the season.

    But maybe that is just me.
    For most fans it is mostly about the Drivers Championship, although more often than not, the Constructors title will go with it. However, for the teams, the Constructors title is without doubt the prime goal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faniedup View Post
    And he would be happy with Bottas staying.
    But Russel already signed a 2-year deal. You mean Bottas will be reserve driver?
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    "like Red Bull is likely to do for Max, sometime in the future after a few Driver's Championships under his belt."

    😁😁😁Roelf👍👍👍. Like the way you think.
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