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  1. subirg

    subirg F1 Rookie

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    It is absolutely fair to say the FIA monumentally messed up on the track limit rules today. Chaos. They have to do better. This is really simple. Breach track limits once in a race its a warning. Breach again and it’s black and white flag. Breach a third time or more and it’s 5 seconds per breach. Not hard is it!
     
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  3. zygomatic

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    Indeed. Max has to feel good about his pace all weekend. He knows he can challenge Lewis. Especially if -- and hopefully this will be the case -- they can get Perez farther forward in the field.

    One thing that Red Bull will be kicking themselves over is where they let Hamilton pass. Had they let him by on the long straight into Turn 1, Max could have exited much closer to Hamilton and been in a better position to contest the last few laps.
     
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  4. Bas

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    Fully agree.

    The swap was quite annoying, Lewis slowed down significantly so his tyres could recoup a little bit of temperature (quite a smart play), even when Max was letting him pass he had to get out of the throttle even more than he already did...not ideal. Red Bull Should've told him at the end of that back straight or even earlier, if possible...so max would let him pass before turn 9
     
  5. furoni

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    How to become a 7 world title champion in f.1:
    Version A: You are a super talented driver, you win titles in a lesser car, and then help rebuild a team and make it invencible, by working your ass off, testing like crazy, and by driving better and faster than everyone else, demolishing the oposition..
    Version B: You win the first title thanks to a rigged race that on any other sport would have been eliminated from the championship, and then, you go to a team that bought the FIA and wrote the rule for a car they had been building 3 years in advance, and put in place a set of rules that prevent everyone else to catch up, and just to play it safe, you buy a couple of Stewards, just to ensure that if your drive arrives second, you penalize the one who has arrived first, and if someone overtakes him, you force him to give him back the position.....i must say, this option is a lot safer than the first, and a lot easyer, because you don't need a super talented guy like in the first case, in fact you can do it with half the grid.
     
  6. DF1

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  8. DF1

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    This was the major issue for RedBull I think -

    Verstappen: Red Bull lacked flexibility on tyres in Bahrain GP
    By: Jonathan Noble
    Mar 29, 2021, 11:14 AM
    Max Verstappen thinks Red Bull could have done a better job with its strategy for the Formula 1 Bahrain GP, after boxing itself in with its tyre usage in practice.
     
  9. itschris

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    Like a lot of people, I find it strange that Lewis was able to burn the limits all race and it was only until RB told Max he could that they clamped down. I don't blame Lewis at all. Regardless of how I feel about him, I just can't deny that he can drive the sh*t out of that car. I'll leave if he's the GOAT or not to others who have the ability to definitively decide such things with complete and accurate certainty... but I could never be one of the Lewis haters who things he's a sham. RB lost the race for themselves this time. They should've complained about track limit violations far earlier or at least told Max to stretch the corner himself a lot earlier. A slower pit stop didn't help either. Regardless, I just had the sick feeling that once Lewis came went ahead of Max... the sun, the moon, the stars, and everything in the universe was going to align for him like it always does.
     
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  10. itschris

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    What does make me supremely happy is watching Lando beat Ric. That was great. I hope that happens all season. I'm anxious to see the next couple races to see some trending. Will Vettel ever show up? I'm a fan and defender... but it's getting hard. That clash with Ocon was just stupid. And for him to question Ocon's line was even dumber. If Stroll... who's shown he can drive... and fast... continues to beat Vettel in qually and the race... it's curtains.
     
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  11. jgonzalesm6

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    +1000........and yet another video oif the same action with 2 different drivers

     
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  13. johnireland

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    Good race. Max almost got the job done. He was close enough that Lewis can feel the heat. I think Perez would have been up there in third if he had not had that problem before the start. Tsunoda was a nice surprise. I'll be watching him. He and Russell are the two young talents I find interesting...which ever gets the better car. And right now, Tsunoda has it. If Russell wants to be a champion, and not just another driver, then needs to move somewhere else, and do it this season. He's dying of old age at Williams.

    Maybe it is time to stop with all the different tire compounds. Just give them one basic compound and how they manage it is each team's business. If they can go a full race on a set or if they elect to change tires...lets keep it simple.
     
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  14. paulchua

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    Vettel, you stink.

    Good riddance!
     
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  15. ricksb

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    On the track limits question, remember this was specifically enforced during practice/qualifying as a time deletion cause. The turn has a strange design that almost forces drivers off the circuit because that's where the natural apex is. They explained during the driver meeting that they would not penalize anyone for exceeding the limits at t4, but changed once RBR said that Merc were gaining an advantage.

    Under any circumstance, Max would have been forced to relinquish his position after passing outside of the circuit. RBR knew that and relinquished, versus getting a 5-second penalty. Horner said there wasn't enough time to build up a 5 second cushion as they were on the penultimate lap.

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  16. ricksb

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    I think Lewis is the one feeling like he stayed close enough to pull off the upset...
     
  17. Giallo 550

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    Agreed. I was shocked they left him out and I was wondering if Red Bull poached some of Ferrari’s strategists in the off-season.
     
  18. Dino2010

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    Nice language for a mod. Oooh, where's your mod status? :D
     
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  19. Dino2010

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    Max is an moron.
    Hamilton is an idiot and he knows it.
    That's the difference.
     
  20. F2003-GA

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    Neither are that, they're the top 2 drivers in the world giving us a nail bitter of a race
     
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  21. paulchua

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    :) Members (including Mods) are allowed to disparage public figures, as long as it doesn't violate site rules (i.e., racist) - or have nothing to do with politics.
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    Something is broken with that man. To have gotten last in qualification and 2nd to last in Race. I mean, he has no excuse, Stroll and Checo ate his lunch.
     
  22. paulchua

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    Yet another head-shaking moment. Sucker Blamed Ocon too.
     
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  24. garrobitto

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    Racing like never, loosing like always... ferrari running the mud pack instead the front...
     
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  25. Bas

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    +1 on all fronts.

    End result was disappointing after a genuine nailbiter of a race. Hopefully Max seals the deal in Imola, with Perez much closer to get podiums/beat hamilton. In fact it may be a good idea for Red Bull to have Perez as a sacrificial lamb in Q2 on softs so he starts well on soft...and can then hold up the Merc's whilst Max scampers away.
     
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  27. WPOZZZ

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    No, but he may get an offer to work for Evergreen.
     
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  28. ricksb

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    He’s the David Duval of Formula 1 drivers....
     
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