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Race 4 - F1 2018 AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX

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  •  LAPS 51
  • CIRCUIT LENGTH 6.003KM
  • RACE DISTANCE 306.049KM
  • LAP RECORD 1:43.441BY SEBASTIAN VETTEL (2017)

Fri 27 Apr – Sun 29 Apr 2018

  • Practice 1 Fri 13:00 – 14:30
  • Practice 2 Fri 17:00 – 18:30
  • Practice 3 Sat 14:00 – 15:00
  • Qualifying Sat 17:00 – 18:00
  • Race Sun 16:10 – 18:10

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Ferrari appears competitive at this stage of the season, which gives me hope next race in Baku will end up on a high note for Sebastian. It hasn't been lost on me how calm and collected my driver was after the last incident.

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I will miss this one as I will be on flight during the time of the race.

Won't be back for about 3 weeks.

Will be catching things on my iPhone news. 

Enjoy the race you guys !

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1 hour ago, radical-one said:

I will miss this one as I will be on flight during the time of the race.

Won't be back for about 3 weeks.

Will be catching things on my iPhone news. 

Enjoy the race you guys !

Get iPad as addition to your communication arsenal. Formula 1™ - Live data needs two screens. "Leadership" sector data for an iPhone, next to "Commentaries" on an iPad (or vice versa). :P

Happy journey, stay informed!

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1 hour ago, Sakae said:

Get iPad as addition to your communication arsenal. Formula 1™ - Live data needs two screens. "Leadership" sector data for an iPhone, next to "Commentaries" on an iPad (or vice versa). :P

Happy journey, stay informed!

Thanks Sakae. I do have iPad. Thanks for reminding me ;)

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First practice results are interesting. Where are the Ferraris?

Friday Practice Session 1

POS

DRIVER NATIONALITY ENTRANT TIME
1. Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 1:44.242
2. Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:44.277
3. Sergio Perez Mexico Force India-Mercedes 1:45.075
4. Lewis Hamilton Britain Mercedes 1:45.200
5. Esteban Ocon France Force India-Mercedes 1:45.237
6. Max Verstappen Netherlands Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:45.559
7. Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren-Renault 1:46.465
8. Sergey Sirotkin Russia Williams-Mercedes 1:46.480
9. Pierre Gasly France Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:46.492
10. Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 1:46.513
11. Lance Stroll Canada Williams-Mercedes 1:46.590
12. Brendon Hartley New Zealand Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:46.847
13. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Renault 1:46.749
14. Romain Grosjean France Haas-Ferrari 1:46.856
15. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 1:46.861
16. Charles Leclerc Monaco Sauber-Ferrari 1:46.875
17. Marcus Ericsson Sweden Sauber-Ferrari 1:47.073
18. Kevin Magnussen Denmark Haas-Ferrari 1:47.434
19. Stoffel Vandoorne Belgium McLaren-Renault 1:47.967
20. Carlos Sainz Spain Renault 1:48.741

 

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OK...the Ferraris showed back up. Times are noticeably faster for almost everyone.

 

Friday Practice Session 2
POS DRIVER NATIONALITY ENTRANT TIME
1. Daniel Ricciardo Autralia Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:42.795
2. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 1:42.864
3. Max Verstappen Netherlands Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:42.911
4. Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 1:43.570
5. Lewis Hamilton Britain Mercedes 1:43.603
6. Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren-Renault 1:43.700
7. Esteban Ocon France Force India-Mercedes 1:43.814
8. Carlos Sainz Spain Renault 1:43.834
9. Kevin Magnussen Denmark Haas-Ferrari 1:43.977
10. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Renault 1:44.091
11. Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 1:44.127
12. Sergio Perez Mexico Force India-Mercedes 1:44.142
13. Romain Grosjean France Haas-Ferrari 1:44.425
14. Lance Stroll Canada Williams-Mercedes 1:44.459
15. Pierre Gasly France Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:44.712
16. Charles Leclerc Monaco Sauber-Ferrari 1:44.940
17. Sergey Sirotkin Russia Williams-Mercedes 1:45.007
18. Brendon Hartley New Zealand Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:45.051
19. Stoffel Vandoorne Belgium McLaren-Renault 1:45.288
20. Marcus Ericsson Sweden Sauber-Ferrari 1:46.047

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Ferrari and Mercedes back on top, although times are slower than yesterday afternoon:

Saturday Practice Session 3
POS DRIVER NATIONALITY ENTRANT TIME
1. Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari 1:43.091
2. Lewis Hamilton Britain Mercedes 1:43.452
3. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 1:43.493
4. Max Verstappen Netherlands Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:43.519
5. Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 1:43.569
6. Sergio Perez Mexico Force India-Mercedes 1:43.936
7. Kevin Magnussen Denmark Haas-Ferrari 1:43.958
8. Lance Stroll Canada Williams-Mercedes 1:44.123
9. Esteban Ocon France Force India-Mercedes 1:44.220
10. Sergey Sirotkin Russia Williams-Mercedes 1:44.534
11. Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren-Renault 1:44.763
12. Daniel Ricciardo Autralia Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:44.861
13. Pierre Gasly France Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:44.905
14. Charles Leclerc Monaco Sauber-Ferrari 1:45.218
15. Romain Grosjean France Haas-Ferrari 1:45.261
16. Carlos Sainz Spain Renault 1:45.432
17. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Renault 1:45.456
18. Stoffel Vandoorne Belgium McLaren-Renault 1:45.505
19. Marcus Ericsson Sweden Sauber-Ferrari 1:45.910
20. Brendon Hartley New Zealand Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda 1:46.186

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Yea, interesting session. ESPN did not broadcast it. A few observations:

1. It appears that the Ferraris had the edge in qualifying over the Mercedes, with Raikkonen setting two purple sectors before muffing it in turn 16. I gather that could have been pole position and a Ferrari 1-2.

2. Hamilton was 0.16 seconds faster than his teammate. He doesn't seem that demoralized.

3. Ferrari and Mercedes clearly had the edge over Red Bull in qualifying. We will see if those relationships remain in race trim.

4. The top three teams (not counting Raikkonen's time) were 1 to 1.5 seconds faster than the Tier 2 teams.

5. Ocon continues to impress.

6. Williams is already bouncing back?

7. Leclerc's time stands out, compared to his teammate.

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It is only qually Mclaren Renault did a better job than Honda,  out performin BOTH cars.
The points are not handed out until Sunday

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This was too close for comfort.

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It was a moment that left F1 fans around the world – not to mention those on the Toro Rosso pit wall – with their hearts in their mouths. And Pierre Gasly has admitted that he thought he was going to have a huge accident when, travelling at over 300km/h, he suddenly came across slow-moving team mate Brendon Hartley during qualifying in Azerabijan on Saturday.

 

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4 hours ago, Sakae said:

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Nice recovery for Seb after gray results of Friday.

Yes lovely stuff!!!!

Pity about Kimi's mistake at turn 16, could have been another front row lockout for Ferrari!

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Glad Madmax is down in fifth behind his teammate otherwise the guy could take out one of the contenders again

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Sorry that Lewis was having a problem in sector 2, because he stood a chance at winning pole position.

.The mistake that Kimi made at turn 16 cost him the pole, which although as a Hamilton fan I would liked to have seen.

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4 hours ago, lipstick79 said:

It is only qually Mclaren Renault did a better job than Honda,  out performin BOTH cars.
The points are not handed out until Sunday

I suspect as the season wears on.....the McLaren Renaults will regularly outperform the Honda cars.

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Although I feel we cannot compare McLaren and toro rosso simply because McLaren has better driver In Alonso and toro rosso s drivers are just rookies. If alonso was not driving McLaren I think toro rosso would be ahead in the constructors. So it's not fair to compare.  If redbull buys the Honda engine then we will really know.

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6 hours ago, Master of his game said:

So it's not fair to compare

What ARE U talkin about ??? Of COURSE it IS fair to compare., it IS a sport.
That is like sayin,  if U R not drivin a Mercedes or Ferrari U may as well FORGET it,  DON`T bother turning up

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1 hour ago, Sakae said:

Sad day. Seb must be devasted.

He's not the only one! What the hell?

Let's face it, those Red Bull boys were revving up for what happened all race, no one can have been that shocked when they ended up doing what they did. I felt bad for Seb, after the safety car he had to try and get by Bottas the way he did. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, Perez getting by him only added insult to injury for me. Though as I type this Perez is under investigation for illegal DRS use earlier in the race, so who knows what will happen.

I'm not a fan of Bottas but that puncture was cruel for him. Raikkonen was almost plum last after his first lap incident and he finished second, it's crazy I tell you, crazy!!!   I'm just glad I saw this one live and didn't just get highlights!

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Verstappen is ripe to sit a race or two just to calm down, not that DR was all that clean either.

I feel sorry for Gasly. Charles bugger his qualifications attempts, then both had almost terrible clash due to Charles driving in slow speed on a racing line (Pierre was moving around him at 300km +), and to top miserable pre-race events, Kevin Mag. took a swing into him in a race and instead likely P7 (from P17) our thereabout Pierre ended up in P12.

What a day, what a weekend.

 

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