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    One of the great circuits, overtaking possible and an interesting grid with Red Bull possibly close to Mercedes this weekend.

    Hamilton is basically buggered starting at the back of the grid but he is a class driver so anything is possible. He could crash or win with a safety car. Rosberg's race to lose.

    Any other Nscers relishing a potentially great race?
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      Dont know much about F1 but as he has a 55 place penalty in a 22 car field does it mean he will be at the back for 2 races (44 places) and 12th for the 3rd or are all 55 places used in thix race irrespective of only 22 cars.
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      Dont know much about F1 but as he has a 55 place penalty in a 22 car field does it mean he will be at the back for 2 races (44 places) and 12th for the 3rd or are all 55 places used in thix race irrespective of only 22 cars.
      Nope. Just penalised for this race.

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      Dont know much about F1 but as he has a 55 place penalty in a 22 car field does it mean he will be at the back for 2 races (44 places) and 12th for the 3rd
      No, oddly it's just this race.
      As said before I like F1 but find it boring.
      But due to a great track and Hamilton at the back today will be interesting.
      If he does not break down or crash I am going for top 5.
      Going to be fun watching him weave through the back markers.
      Maybe all the fastest cars should start from the back that would spice it up.
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      Nope. Just penalised for this race.

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      Seems pointless giving a 55 place penalty then..
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      Seems pointless giving a 55 place penalty then..
      It is all about trying to stop teams putting a new engine in on Friday,Saturday and Sunday. They are now limited to 6 engines a season I believe. It is a cost saving exercise and should not impact on the race drivers IMO. Stupid rule but it does help the smaller teams and spices up race day when the big teams suffer from it.
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      Dislike Hamilton go jenson
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      Dont know much about F1 but as he has a 55 place penalty in a 22 car field does it mean he will be at the back for 2 races (44 places) and 12th for the 3rd or are all 55 places used in thix race irrespective of only 22 cars.
      It's to ensure he starts from the last place on the grid

      If any of the other drivers get a penalty during or after qualifying (for example for blocking a flying lap whilst they are on a slow lap in qualifying, they may be penalised and dropped 10 places which might have put Hamilton ahead of them again which is why they do this to discourage teams and drivers from breaking the rules about limiting engine replacements and part changes (a part of the affordability measures introduced into F1)
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      Seems pointless giving a 55 place penalty then..
      It wasn't originally 55 places but once he was already set to start from the back Mercedes made a couple more changes to the car...took full advantage of a loop hole.

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      Rain and a safety car and Hamilton could finish on the podium, possibly even first - Rosberg is slow slow slow in the rain. With no rain and no safety car Hamilton will do well to finish top five or six.

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