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    2018 Chinese GP @ Shanghai Circuit

    Hope Kimi's race turns out a good one this time with no more pit stop mishaps.

    Drivers
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    Sebastian Vettel 50
    Lewis Hamilton 33
    Valtteri Bottas 22
    Fernando Alonso 16
    Kimi Raikkonen 15
    Nico Hulkenberg 14
    Daniel Ricciardo 12
    Pierre Gasly 12
    Kevin Magnussen 10
    Max Verstappen 8
    Stoffel Vandoorne 6
    Marcus Ericsson 2
    Carlos Sainz 1
    Esteban Ocon 1
    Sergio Perez 0
    Charles Leclerc 0
    Romain Grosjean 0
    Lance Stroll 0
    Brendon Hartley 0
    Sergey Sirotkin 0

    Constructors
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    Ferrari 65
    Mercedes 55
    Mclaren 22
    RBR 20
    Renault 15
    Toro Rosso 12
    Haas 10
    Sauber 2
    Force India 1
    Williams 0



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    I'd also like a race without any extra pit stop drama...


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    Love back to back race weekends

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    Also looks like a McLaren had a wheel nut issue... WTF


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan M3 View Post
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    Also looks like a McLaren had a wheel nut issue... WTF
    That was the Alonso curse, for talking smack about how together McLaren is compared to the other teams.
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    Thug Hamilton starts from fourth? And behind thug Bottas? Shocking!

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    While thug Ferrari's lock out the front row ....



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    Appears Thug visited Hams barber, yikes.
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    There is only one thug on teh grid auaq. Damn safety car messed up everything. I even felt for the thug for a microsecond when mad max rammed him, well not really. Well done BOT holding off KIMI

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    Great race! Sebastian was furious, and had every reason to be, but I doubt he was going to hold that spot the way his tires were going off.
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    Those *******ers at Sky Sports are complete ****heads:

    "Lap 39: Verstappen runs wide as he tries to pass Hamilton but comes back on track ahead of Raikkonen."

    A great example of total loser liars just blatantly doing '1984-level' lies and propaganda. Just unbelievable what spineless scum you have to be to stoop to Sky Sports' level.

    Wtf is Charlie Whiting thinking once again: so now it's perfectly ok to just run someone who is alongside you off the road!?? And in a fast corner no less?? WTF WTF WTF WTF!!!!????

    How can this ****show be called racing if one ******* driver (Lewis) has the right to run anyone off the road in any way he wants if they get alongside? How many years has this been going on already?? SO MANY overtakes this race and everyone was very civil, all the experienced pros left eachother room even when fighting for top spots (a few mistakes by less experienced drivers and an understandable mistake by Vettel doesn't change this), but this one ***head is given the permission by the ****head judge to run others off the road?!

    How much of a loser, how bad of a driver do you have to be to need to resort to such desperate, cowardly moves?

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    I have not criticized a driver more than Verstappen probably, for a reason, in the past. But one always has to be fair and only judge on what happened at the instance you're looking at. And it's clear that Verstappen saw an opportunity when Vettel seemed to go long and leave a big enough opening. In the end it was a mistake by Verstappen, but a completely understandable one that we can't fault him for that much. Unfortunately he also deserves a penalty from a mistake like that.

    But of course ironically it is ONLY Hamilton who benefits from Verstappen's penalty!! **** this race. Hamilton drove like ****, had **** pace, only ****head moves, and he's still gifted 4th place!
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    Solid race by Bottas. He was lucky that Ferrari's pit wall flushed everything down the toilet. And then a bit unlucky about the safety car.

    Great drive from Kimi apart from when he would've had to overtake or defend, or do anything else than just bang in 'ok' lap times. Kimi deserved 2nd I guess but he was completely ****ed by Ferrari's world famous '**** our own team Royally' -tactics department.

    How tacticians can be so absolutely idiotic is beyond me. Ferraris' situation called for covering the undercut, and nothing at all but covering the undercut. Nothing else made any sense at all, there was nothing anyone could ever win by any other move than that. But dit they cover the undercut? Of course not, once again like we've seen in previous years they had the GENIUS idea of ruining Kimi's race completely by just ****ing him over and leaving him out on tires that wouldn't enable him to outrun Martin Brundle on foot. Letting others to catch up to Kimi, with a pitstop already done is just some kind of world record genius, especially as Bottas OF COURSE just breezes past with no difficulty!

    Luckily Verstappen's mistake (which ruined Vettel's race) helped Kimi out a massively, allowing to barely hold on to 3rd. Kimi should've been 2nd at least, if not 1st from how he's been driving (then again he seems to be completely incapable of passing or defending nowadays so maybe 1st was always off the cards).
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    What I don't get is why Mercedes and Ferrari didn't pit to change tires right after RB went for the softs, putting SS or US since there were like 16 laps left. Or they couldn't pit in since there was a Safety Car???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yonkers320is View Post
    What I don't get is why Mercedes and Ferrari didn't pit to change tires right after RB went for the softs, putting SS or US since there were like 16 laps left. Or they couldn't pit in since there was a Safety Car???

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    I think because the safety car got out directly ahead of them and they would have to wait to come around again and then if they pitted they would be at the very back once the race restarted. Redbull apparently were in turn 14 when the safety car came out, were able to pit and get out and maintain position. I think this is what was said on the broadcast and what Valterri and Seb were bitching about post race

    Here you go. Article explaining it.

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13...-was-not-right

    What an excellent race. Ricky deserved it. Max needs to be patient. His aggressiveness is welcome, but his mistakes are not.
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    But with the SS or US could be faster than the RBs and could catch them in the 16 laps. My guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yonkers320is View Post
    But with the SS or US could be faster than the RBs and could catch them in the 16 laps. My guess

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    The USs were rated for <10 laps though, so they’d have to come back in with only a handful of laps left.
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    Keep it clean, folks. Appreciate the passion and the sentiments (and enjoyed the race in spite of Bottas---and Vettel---getting hosed by the timing of the safety car deployment).
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    Sorry about the profanity, I forget this isn't OT!

    Cool tire graphic from the race


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    Ricciardo is on his 2nd ICE right?

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    Finally sat down to watch a race.

    Observations:

    1. The camera angles during the race seem to have changed. Reminds me of how races were filmed during the late 90's. Kind of liked it.
    2. The commentary was atrocious. I mean really, really bad. Amateurish, at best.
    3. The halo is worse than the commentary and equally impossible to ignore.

    Ultimately didn't feel like I was missing anything, which is a shame, because it's not the result I was hoping for.

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    I'm just glad I don't care as much about commentary as you guys. I thought it was a great race to watch. Good calls and bad calls both contributed to that.
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