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Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:07 pm

Sit down to watch the GP. Oh, it apparently started at 12:10, not 13:10. :lol

Not sure I missed much though... :sus:
 
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Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:45 pm

Not much of a race to be honest!
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:08 am

Joke of a race to be honest, Bottas who dominated the entire weekend being instructed to allow Hamilton past to take the win. I understand that it is part of F1 and always has been, but it's really not good for the show.

Updated now that Kvyat has been announced:
MERCEDES: Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas
FERRARI: Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc
RED BULL: Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly
RENAULT: Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Hulkenberg
HAAS: Kevin Magnussen, Romain Grosjean
MCLAREN: Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris
FORCE INDIA: Lance Stroll, Sergio Perez
TORO ROSSO: [font=-apple-system, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif]Daniil Kvyat, Brendon Hartley[/font]
SAUBER: Kimi Raikkonen, Antonio Giovinazzi
WILLIAMS: Sergey Sirotkin, Robert Kubica
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Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:19 am

Only things of note from Sochi were that Verstappen can be a ridiculous driver when on the charge (well done to him getting P5 from last place), and that Mercedes have no respect for Bottas who deserved so much more not only this race but through the season, the least Mercedes could have done was allow him to retake Lewis at the very end to make up for his puncture in Baku that prevented his win, as they said over the radio it was for protection from Vettel as Hamilton had "blistered" tires. Race result changing team orders absolutely need to be banned from the sport.
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Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:23 am

Jack wrote:
Race result changing team orders absolutely need to be banned from the sport.

Problem with that is that they were banned previously but didn't really stop it from occurring. The Alonso/Massa switch in 2010 was during the ban, they still did it and just took the fine for breaking the rules. Unless they stated in the rules that maybe all points for that race are forfeited for breaking the rule I can't see that it would stop.
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:02 am

I personally don’t have an issue with team orders. At the end of the day, it’s a team sport, and the drivers are employed by the team.

I don’t like Hamilton but from Mercedes perspective with regards to the championship, switching the drivers round in Sochi made sense. Lewis essentially now has 2 races where he can DNF, and even if Vettel wins those races, they’ll still be level on points.
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Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:49 pm

Tom wrote:
Jack wrote:
Race result changing team orders absolutely need to be banned from the sport.

Problem with that is that they were banned previously but didn't really stop it from occurring. The Alonso/Massa switch in 2010 was during the ban, they still did it and just took the fine for breaking the rules. Unless they stated in the rules that maybe all points for that race are forfeited for breaking the rule I can't see that it would stop.

Definitely agree, as was shown by the pitiful £100,000 fine for Ferrari after the "Fernando is faster than you" fiasco it'd need to be serious points penalties before it's stopped.
As much as it's for the team and I understand the viewpoint, the point of F1 is to see who is the best driver as well as the best car, to take the racing out of the sport will just kill it off over time, there's no entertainment in a race with no racing in my opinion :)
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Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:17 pm

George Russell confirmed at Williams in a multi-year deal.

MERCEDES: Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas
FERRARI: Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc
RED BULL: Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly
RENAULT: Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Hulkenberg
HAAS: Kevin Magnussen, Romain Grosjean
MCLAREN: Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris
FORCE INDIA: Lance Stroll, Sergio Perez
TORO ROSSO: Daniil Kvyat, Brendon Hartley
SAUBER: Kimi Raikkonen, Antonio Giovinazzi
WILLIAMS: George Russell, Sergey Sirotkin/Robert Kubica
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Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:39 pm

McLaren have confirmed they will be running in next year's Indy 500, with Alonso.

https://www.mclaren.com/formula1/team/m ... onso-2019/
 
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Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:44 pm

Spoiler: show
So... That was an eventful race.
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