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JJ McClure

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Jul 7, 2003
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Be nice to see some of the other actually put up a challenge to Max rather than just wave him by like they did in Belgium
 




Guinness Boy

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Jul 23, 2003
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Be nice to see some of the other actually put up a challenge to Max rather than just wave him by like they did in Belgium

Alonso P6, Max P7 according to that graphic (which I'm taking on trust at this time on a Saturday). Would be great for the sport if Alonso held up Max for most of the race a la Hungary last year with Lewis but I guess it's only Lewis who's really hurt Alonso's massive ego by actually winning stuff.
 


Marty___Mcfly

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Sep 14, 2011
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Alonso P6, Max P7 according to that graphic (which I'm taking on trust at this time on a Saturday). Would be great for the sport if Alonso held up Max for most of the race a la Hungary last year with Lewis but I guess it's only Lewis who's really hurt Alonso's massive ego by actually winning stuff.

Looking at the times, Max is around 1.5 seconds per lap faster than everyone bar the Ferraris so I expect him to be up behind Leclerc in no time. Then will either overtake or wait for Ferarri to bring him in for a 3 wheel pitstop onto the wrong tyre choice
 








zefarelly

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Marty___Mcfly

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Sep 14, 2011
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Max P2 in 5 laps- on the back of Leclerc now
 


Icy Gull

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Jul 5, 2003
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Verstappen leading, we won’t red flag the race, we’ll let it finish behind the safety car

Crock of shit, they should have red flagged the race as soon as it became obvious they couldn’t move Ricciardo’s car. Would have give some last few laps excitement. The title was done and dusted, so nothing to lose by red flagging the race.
 
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Garry Nelson's Left Foot

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Jul 7, 2003
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Well done Nick Devries. Hopefully that ill be Latifi out of a seat next year. He's rubbish. Other than that a pretty dull race.

And talking of dull, George Russell might be the dullest decent driver of modern times. He doesn't do anything exciting (apart from that time he smacked Bottas's helmet after crashing into him) does he? He's just very consistent. I'll be amazed if he doesn't win a world title.
 








maltaseagull

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Feb 25, 2009
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Verstappen leading, we won’t red flag the race, we’ll let it finish behind the safety car

Crock of shit, they should have red flagged the race as soon as it became obvious they couldn’t move Ricciardo’s car. Would have give some last few laps excitement. The title was done and dusted, so nothing to lose by red flagging the race.


Surely there is a conspiracy going on!

Why wasn't the last race last season dealt with in the same way?
 






maltaseagull

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Well done Nick Devries. Hopefully that ill be Latifi out of a seat next year. He's rubbish. Other than that a pretty dull race.

And talking of dull, George Russell might be the dullest decent driver of modern times. He doesn't do anything exciting (apart from that time he smacked Bottas's helmet after crashing into him) does he? He's just very consistent. I'll be amazed if he doesn't win a world title.

Not until darling Max has retired though!
 




Icy Gull

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Jul 5, 2003
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Surely there is a conspiracy going on!

Why wasn't the last race last season dealt with in the same way?

Because Horner had a meltdown about going racing and It was much better for F1 if Max won

Today it would have just been good to finish the race with some excitement, the championship is done
 


maltaseagull

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Feb 25, 2009
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Because Horner had a meltdown about going racing and It was much better for F1 if Max won

Today it would have just been good to finish the race with some excitement, the championship is done

Ahh thanks!

I had forgotten that Little Jack runs F1 marshals and officials now.
 




amexer

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Aug 8, 2011
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F1 I am sure has enough followers that know everything and dont need anymore. I for one dips in and out trying to understand but just never grasps ins and outs that would make it more enjoyable to follow. Today for a start turned it on to be told 9 drivers had got grid penalties and would have to start further back. Assumed everybody understood and little explanation given. Hamilton because he had a new engine.. Surely every driver starts with a perfect engine.
 


Marty___Mcfly

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Sep 14, 2011
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Couldn’t help but watch that race end thinking- this is what happens when the rules are followed.

Personally I have no problem with the race finishing under the safety car. Very few F1 races have a grandstand finish, normally the guy in first place is managing his pace / engine cruising around to victory. Finishing under a SC isn’t much different- I never really understood why people were obsessed with a green flag finish. I get that there can be some fun (sometimes) after a SC restart but it’s all pretty artificial.

In basic terms the race directors / Marshalls need to follow the current rules. If the sport is not happy with the consequences of the current rules then they are free to re-write them and apply the revised rules.

The issue last year was making it up on the spot, not applying the current rules, which resulted in awarding the title to the person who would have been 2nd had the rules been followed. Madness.

And F1 have admitted since that it was categorically the wrong decision, they sacked Masi, but Max retains the WC he only won through failure to enact the correct rules. Bonkers.

Personally I really didn’t see the need for it - just finish the race under the SC like they did yesterday. In terms of repercussions- LH would have got his 8th title, won all the records etc, maybe would have retired, or not, good for the sport as a narrative either way (arguably). Max would have been disgruntled and hungry and would have come out fighting this year, when as it transpires he has a car which can thrash everyone and has a nailed on WC. This dominance may continue into subsequent seasons under the new regs meaning he gets a load of titles anyway- he didn’t need the rules to be bent to hand him his first one.

Overall I say the sport dropped a bo**ock in Abu Dhabi, it compromised the integrity of the sport as it looked like they are willing to bypass their own rules to improve the show or secure a preferred outcome / narrative.

If they do want to re-write the safety car rules then go for it- come up with something folk are happy with and apply that consistently.
 


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