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Old 04-19-2021, 04:13 AM   #211
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What a great race. I was really happy to see the rain, that threw a wrench into the works.

I didn't know that Bottas spoke sign language....?
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:55 AM   #212
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:46 AM   #213
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I would have thought Hamilton would have tried to block VerStappen who got one heck of a start.

Rare to see Hamilton make such a mistake but he made the best of it and was "saved" by the bad pass attempt on Bottas by Russell.

Norris is the real deal and hopefully Ricciardo will get up to speed in his car but at the very least he made the right decision it seems to leave Renault.

Glad to see Ferrari competitive again.
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:57 AM   #214
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Great driving by Verstappen.

It looked like Bottas jinked towards Russell as he was about to pass him and he reacted just enough to put him on the grass.

The rain definitely made it a more interesting race.

Bottas showed, once again, that he doesn't have a strong rain pace.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:03 AM   #215
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Perez was starting on soft tires, it's possible that Hamilton saw him as the biggest threat into turn 1.

Great driving by Verstappen.

It looked like Bottas jinked towards Russell as he was about to pass him and he reacted just enough to put him on the grass.

The rain definitely made it a more interesting race.

Bottas showed, once again, that he doesn't have a strong rain pace.
Most started on intermediates; I think Gasly was the first of the bunch to be on full wets which turns out was an error.

Nobody started on slicks.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:05 AM   #216
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Most started on intermediates; I think Gasly was the first of the bunch to be on full wets which turns out was an error.

Nobody started on slicks.
Oops. Yeah. Tired from track season. Superseded data.

He must have had his reasons for focusing on Perez instead of Verstappen.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:15 AM   #217
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Oops. Yeah. Tired from track season. Superseded data.

He must have had his reasons for focusing on Perez instead of Verstappen.
Risked handing the race to VerStappen and took the risk.

Happy to see active competition at the front.

I have more hope for Perez to close the gap to his teammate than Bottas, that's for sure.

Bottas seems lost.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:24 AM   #218
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Risked handing the race to VerStappen and took the risk.

Happy to see active competition at the front.

I have more hope for Perez to close the gap to his teammate than Bottas, that's for sure.

Bottas seems lost.
You can't drive those cars and effectively compete if you're running scared.

Russell is a better and faster driver than Bottas when you consider the entire package. Bottas is fast most of the time but he's not the complete package. I think Bottas knows that his days are numbered if Hamilton stays after this year.
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:10 AM   #219
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Yeah, let's not ignore the fact that Russel ran down a MB in a Williams.
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Old 04-19-2021, 10:23 AM   #220
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Damn, should have known better than to read this thread the morning after a race (prior to actually watching the race).

If you haven't seen the movie "RUSH" it's worth a view.
Ron Howard's Formula One movie, starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl. The movie is based on the real-life rivalry between British driver James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Austrian champion Niki Lauda (Brühl). Some good mid 1970's F1 history.

Also, good to see Grosjean back in a race car. He finished 10th in yesterday's Indy race in Alabama with the Dale Coyne Racing / RWR-Honda team.
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Old 04-19-2021, 12:12 PM   #221
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Damn, should have known better than to read this thread the morning after a race (prior to actually watching the race).
Page down this thread slowly and stop at a point when any post was made after the race aired and you will good.

That's what I do, for sure as I always DVR the qualifying and races to watch in the afternoon.
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Old 04-19-2021, 02:48 PM   #222
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Page down this thread slowly and stop at a point when any post was made after the race aired and you will good.

That's what I do, for sure as I always DVR the qualifying and races to watch in the afternoon.
And NEVER log on to BBC......... unless you like spoilers.
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:09 PM   #223
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I use the MotoGP app to watch the motos. Is there a similar app for watching Formula Uno? I don’t have cable tv, just prime, Netflix, and apps. I too caught the bug after binge watching the Netflix series.

That checco come back at the end of 2020 was insane.
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Old 04-22-2021, 05:51 AM   #224
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Drama has always been the selling point of F1 for me. And probably for many other people.
I went to my first F1 race in 1961 or 1962, at Nurburgring. It remains the most amazing spectacle I have ever witnessed. The paddock area was open, you could walk up to Stirling Moss or Phil Hill and talk to them.

The cars were so beautiful, some, like the Honda and Brabham, high tech marvels, some, like the Vanwall, were fifties tech. One, i can't remember which, was using two Norton 750 motors on a common crankshaft, .

In 64 Brabham had Gurney in a car, and it was tiny.

The smell of Castrol filled the air, the tension was palpable. At the ring, a crash could mean your car ended up twenty feet in the air caught in the top of a tree. Drivers hated it, and F1 driving was so dangerous back then.

One of my friends was a privateer in the early sixties, when it was actually possible for someone to field a car without spending a large fortune, just a small one.

We loved driving to the track then.
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:42 AM   #225
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Red Bull takes over evolution of the Honda engine moving forward.

Ambitious for sure.

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The team has broken ground on construction of a new facility that will become the centrepiece of its Red Bull Powertrains division.

As Red Bull ramps up efforts ahead of its takeover of the Honda engine project from next year, team boss and powertrain CEO Christian Horner has revealed how it’s not holding back in investment or effort to ensure it becomes a success.

With Red Bull having been renowned over the years for producing one of the best chassis, he wants the team to achieve a similar reputation with its engine.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/r...ision/6400207/
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