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    Merc has turned it up, game over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burninator View Post
    For what?
    Vettel is a thug, its in his nature. He did try to ram Bottas and mad Max and failed on both . I thought he wouldve grown after Baku.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VĒmp View Post
    Vettel is a thug, its in his nature. He did try to ram Bottas and mad Max and failed on both . I thought he wouldve grown after Baku.
    @ ramming. Wow, such ignorant vitriol.

    From your posts it is blatantly obvious that you have little knowledge of formula 1 or even motor racing in general it actually hurts my brain. Please stop making a total fool of yourself and perhaps keep your "opinions" to share with your lewis facebook (hey-I'm-new-to-F1-so-I-don't-get-why-this-conspiracy-theory-isn't-valid) fanbois.

    Most of the people here have something to contribute and they don't just spam flame bait.

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    I'll keep sharing my opinions. This is a forum after all.

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    Sucked for Kimi. He ran a good race.

    The Verstappen vs. Vettel battle was glorious.

    Looks like Mercedes now has waaaay more power than Ferrari. Expect to see Lewis pull ahead next race.

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    Lewis keeps outdoing himself on the tool front. Toto needs to take his phone away.

    Also, word round the campfire is that Ferrari have extended contracts to both current pilots.

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    It is Sebastian's championship to lose. He just made too many mistakes. He quailed 3rd behind Kimi, then he botched the start and allowed himself to be passed by Verstapen then he was stuck behind him, lost lots of time, had to pit early to undercut then that ended up being too early and his tire failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VĒmp View Post
    I'll keep sharing my opinions. This is a forum after all.
    Your posts read like Trump tweets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakentt View Post
    It is Sebastian's championship to lose. He just made too many mistakes. He quailed 3rd behind Kimi, then he botched the start and allowed himself to be passed by Verstapen then he was stuck behind him, lost lots of time, had to pit early to undercut then that ended up being too early and his tire failed.
    To be fair, losing to Kimi in quali once is hardly a huge failing, and he was lucky- or according to the same logic 'drove better than Bottas' to miraculously get ahead of one Merc which is far faster than the Ferraris. Truthfully Bottas screwed up quali too.

    The reason Vettel was passed by Verstappen is that he was unluckily blocked by Kimi and had no way of defending his position. Vettel had nowhere to go at the corner exit as he was right on Kimi's gearbox and by the time he realised the situation called for him to have to go side-by-side (at least slightly overlap) with Kimi, Verstappen was already there making him have to just sit behind Kimi and watch Verstappen pull alongside and then past...

    The rest is history. In any case Vettel has no chance against Hamilton or Bottas, they will both cruise past him in the championship. Unless Ferrari gets some kind of miraculous development step that increases their speed by at least 0.5s or actually they need more like 0.8s to 1s more pace. And that's unlikely to be possible.

    This championship is most likely between the two Merc drivers again, let's see if Hamilton loses again to the one and only guy he's up against.
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    Here's another conspiracy theory: We know that Hamilton has threatened to quit before, was last week's 'holiday' really a fight with the Mercedes team with Hammy giving them some kind or ultimatums? Was that the reason Bottas' gearbox 'had to be' changed? Did Hammy also receive some special engine modes for qualy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagneZium View Post
    Here's another conspiracy theory: We know that Hamilton has threatened to quit before, was last week's 'holiday' really a fight with the Mercedes team with Hammy giving them some kind or ultimatums? Was that the reason Bottas' gearbox 'had to be' changed? Did Hammy also receive some special engine modes for qualy?
    And they conspired with Pirelli to give the Ferraris issues so Merc would still get a 1-2. Hammy got his win in front of the home crowd, Seb loses out on major points bringing the championship down to a single point. All the dots are connecting

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    Merc's ability to power up their engine mode in Quali is what gives them easy races....fighting from the front and controlling the pace!


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    Gearbox issue was discovered after baku on both cars. They decided to stagger replacing them to minimize damage. I'm sure thug Vettel contributed to damaging Hams gearbox.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/130776

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    Quote Originally Posted by VĒmp View Post
    Gearbox issue was discovered after baku on both cars. They decided to stagger replacing them to minimize damage. I'm sure thug Vettel contributed to damaging Hams gearbox.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/130776
    Despite Merc saying that didn't happen? You seem to be ruled by emotion.



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    MERC, and some other teams have found a way to incorporate some suspension components inside the gearbox housing. A good bump such as cretin Vettels action, may cause some damage.

    http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/f...-12222370.html

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    But they explicitly stated that it was not because of the incident with Vettel.



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    Sure, what theyre doing with their suspension system.....theyre playing with the spirit of current FIA laws. Also, no need to reveal exact causes of the failure. This is my reading of the situation, and you have your own.

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    My read (at the time and only having watched it once) of Seb getting passed by Max at the start was that Kimi was actually trying to pinch Max and allow Seb a lane. With just about any other driver on the grid, it probably would have worked but, in this case, Mr. V wasn't having any of it.

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    I like Max, he's taking the fight to Ricciardo, although too many retirements and penalties make this battle hard to gauge. His defense is excellent, especially against the thug, his moving under braking is questionable but he is maturing.

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    I'd love to see Verstappen in a Merc along side Hamster, with all the same engine modes available.

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    2 years today :'( Rest in peace Jules

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30vossdesigns View Post
    2 years today :'( Rest in peace Jules


    I enjoyed seeing all the battles into the final complex especially, and I thought it was interesting how common it was for the inside driver to push the outside driver off the track at Stowe. I'm sure Vettel complained about it, then did it to someone else, and that person probably complained about it, etc... It was fun to watch though. Ricciardo did a pretty good job working his way through the field, agricultural adventure aside. I wonder if Vettel's brakes catching fire on the grid actually affected his start or not. The tire thing added some "drama" I guess, but unfortunately swung things even farther into the Mercedes camp. It was curious how identical Vettel and Raikkonen's failures were.
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