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British GP 2016

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Well looks like redbull have some pace after the FP2 results but it's only practice, be interesting to see how Mercedes plays its drivers come qualify.

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Good chance for RB podium. Looks like Williams is really behind RB this season.

As long as Lewis doesn't get to the podium I can be happy:cheers: 

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I always feel redbull are at stalemate when they come to silverstone. It's clear there pace comes from the chassis and its ability to corner fast but they loose it all on those straights.

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Iam sure kimi fans will be hoping for something similar to this like he did at silverstone in the past

 

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Track limitations?????? 

When are these so called OFFICIALS  EVER going to live by their word and disqualify any driver that exceeds the track limit ???

Answer  when it bloody suits them. Hamilton put 4 wheels over the white line on a corner  during his qualy run that the officials never mentioned in the corners they were policing. OK BUT it did not SLOW down Hamilton by going outside the track limits because he got POLE ????

All of this OFFICIAL policing of rules and regulations is plain and uter BULLs##tTTTTT................... It just depends on WHO the driver is  and thats bloody obvious

 

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Where did he run over the line? I thought he was pretty conservative even on his pole lap, must have missed it. Some of the limitations are pretty stupid though, they restrict the driver right before maximum enjoyment from the corner comes.

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Rather amazing qualifying from Lewis. He beats his teammate by 0.3 seconds...they throw out his time...so he goes back out and beats his teammate by 0.3 seconds again !!!

The guy is up to 55 poles now. The record is 68, he might very well set a new record next year.

 

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Yeah his pole lap showed he had the car sorted quite well and he will win tomorrow unless something happens.

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Can someone tell me why Pirelli even make a wet tyre? They don't want to start in the wet anymore without the bloody safety car, it's a joke.

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well done to Lewis and what a drive by young Max, although he is bloody quick, the kid seems to have 9 lives aswell. He could've ended his race 3 times today but caught it every time, phenomenal drive.

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3 hours ago, Emmcee said:

Can someone tell me why Pirelli even make a wet tyre? They don't want to start in the wet anymore without the bloody safety car, it's a joke.

Bloody joke. Can they stoop even lower

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You look at some of the most iconic and best wet weather races we have had. None of them would've even started if it were to happen today. No iconic donington senna 93 lap, no schumi Spain 96 win, no schumi Monaco 97 win. There turning into NASCAR.

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Emcee....agree that Verstappen was pushing it to the limit all the time. Rosberg looked in cruise mode. Anyhow, great races from Hamilton and Verstappen. Vettel certainly had a poor race.

I think the interteam competition between DR and Verstappen is about to get really interesting.

Stewards were correct to give Rosberg a 10 second penalty. Do not like the start behind the safety car, as it certainly handed the race to Hamilton (as apparently his only weakness is his starts).

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One last comment.....the Ferrari engines were supposed to be better than the Renaults and this is a fast track. It appears that Ferrari is the #3 team now in F1. 

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Redbull are always quick due to the downforce at this circuit but rosbergs penalty was a joke, how is formula one supposed to benefit if a car retires and the driver had no chance to try help the car home, this along with penalising drivers for mechanical favours is a joke.

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another BORINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG  GP.  Just as well they relaxed the rule about corner cutting like they had in Qualy.  IF they had imposed that bloody stupid rule NO ONE would have won ????  go figure

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Well, whether you agree with the rule about radio silence or not....the rule is currently no coaching the driver. Clearly Mercedes deliberately and calculatingly broke the rule, because it they did not Rosberg would have lost second (and maybe more). Therefore, in all fairness, they had to impose at least a 5 or 10 second penalty. I mean everyone else has been racing under that rule without violating it. Could not make an exception for Rosberg, especially as breaking the rule it clearly allowed him to hold on to a position.

Anyhow, I can understand questioning the rule...but I do not understand questioning the penalty.

 

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What did Williams do to Massa? changing tires for nothing ?

That was a facked up strategy

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I hate that 5 laps was gone going around with the safety car being way too slow.

Why bother starting ? why not just wait until it's dry ?

 

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4 hours ago, rodders47 said:

another BORINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG  GP.  Just as well they relaxed the rule about corner cutting like they had in Qualy.  IF they had imposed that bloody stupid rule NO ONE would have won ????  go figure

How was that a boring race? Most entertaining all season so far IMO.

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1 hour ago, radical-one said:

I hate that 5 laps was gone going around with the safety car being way too slow.

Why bother starting ? why not just wait until it's dry ?

 

That is getting more than resiculous, imagine the amount of money and freight they could save if they don't make it use wets at all. Least a few tests worth you would think.

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Exactly. Wait for less rain, use intermediates, then start on the grid - forget about the stup1d safety car going around slow. Waste of fuel

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3 hours ago, Emmcee said:

How was that a boring race? Most entertaining all season so far IMO.

wow  I am not sure what you saw in the race that would get you off the seat mate.  Like Hammy was going to win it from the getgo...unless he f_)(&ked up which he rarely does unless he is battling Rosberg

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I fully agree with all the comments regarding the start behind the safety car.  It is getting ridiculous that they do this as standard procedure the minute there is any rain before the start.  Bring back the traditional view on wet weather driving - simply get on with it.  Are we going to see more accidents - yes, but that's part of it.  We look back at drivers in the past and comment that they were wet weather specialists (Senna, Schumacher, Alesi).  I don't think we can do that with this generation of drivers as we'll never see them race in wet conditions.  It will always be intermediate tyre conditions at worst.  Frustrates the hell out of me.

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It could have been a great race, when I realised that it was raining I was so happy! But it didn't last long as the commentators said that they were going to start the race behind the SC... why? as a general rule starting a race in the wet behind the SC makes it more dangerous, not the other way round, as both tyres and brakes won't be at their proper working temperature when the SC is withdrawn. So once they start a race behind the SC they need to wait until the water has gone otherwise there would be carnage at the first corner. Also they can't change the set up for a wet track and as a consequence they are all running with very low cars that in turn become prone to aquaplaning even with little rain on the track. This IMHO highlights all that is wrong with F1 these days. But it's not over, because we also have rules that provide for sanctions when certain actions are performaned but there is no rule for the penalties to be imposed. They are a sad bunch of amateurs and as soon as Bernie and Charlie and all their associates go the better.

Hamilton - he drove well, it could have been tough for him starting from the grid as he doesn't seem much good at starting but IMHO on a drying track he clearly showed why he has more natural talent than Nico. Even though with the track dry Rosberg IMHO had the upper hand

Vestrappen - he drov very well with the drying track, pulled a stunning move on Rosberg, was very consistent and not always very clean on his moves. I am not convinced yet that in terms of talent he's up there with the likes of Hamilton but he is very fast, he's learning quick, makes few mistakes and seems to be able to keep his cool. IMHO he has already toppled Ricciardo as the lead driver at RBR

Rosberg - I felt sorry for him when the SC let them loose, he was in real trouble, it took him a few laps to regain his focus. On the dry he was IMHO the fastest out there, the problem for him is that as soon as there is anything that slightly changes the racing conditions he really struggles before being able to adapt. I felt sorry for him behind Verstappen, he was quicker and could have tried to catch Hamilton but he knows that if he makes something wrong he gets punished (unlike Hamilton and to a lesser extent Verstappen)

Ricciardo - I'm sure that the VSC had a very negative impact on his overall performance but that is not the point, he quite simply didn't have what it takes to keep up with the big boys

Raikkonen - he did a reasonable job yesterday, scored some decent points, nothing to write home about but not too shabby either, whihc seems what we have come to expect of him these days. Having said that at times he looked to be really struggling

Perez - he was mighty impressive with a damp track but his car was not great

Hulkenberg - he seems to have waken up of recent, good for him

Sainz - very entertaining, he certainly knows what he has to do and I love to watch him race, I hope that he finds a better car 

Vettel - poor Vettel, 3rd time unlucky with the gearbox in 2 races... it was impossible to do much better with that car in those consditions, at least he tried, the penalty for going wide while attacking Massa is beyond contempt.His biggest problem is that while 5th place seems to be ok for Raikkonen, he tries (too hard) to be with the Mercs and so he's under a lot of pressure and this can lead to mistakes (especially with a very unbalanced car as the one that he had underneath him yesterday). I think that he (and the top brass at Ferrari) needs to adapt his expectations to what the car can deliver

Alonso - great to see him in a fighting spirit again, pity in the end he wasn't very lucky

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