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post #1876 of 2303
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It was the engineering team Schumacher had that made the difference.

The Sochi race is the worst race on the calendar. Nice to see that piece of shit Vlad Putin with Bernie again and the Putin backstage time is so comically awkward. That man has absolutely no personality.

No fur hats this year.

Oh without a doubt. From Fangio to Prost/Senna to Mercedes now, the cars and the team are sometimes lost. I will say that Vettel is the German equivalent of Rossi in Moto GP in terms of being himself, driving/riding the hell out of the car/motorcycle, hitting on women, and giving tribute where it's due to the team.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InmJ9fwyWVQ&t=0m11s

Also, I can't take anything away from the 22 guys that have a FIA super license.
post #1877 of 2303
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This articulates the point I was making a few weeks ago about how the cars just don't look fast anymore.

During yesterday's quali, it hit me just how late on the power these current cars are. I guess the torque forces you to ease out of a corner, but it looks slow as they are rolling out of the corner and doing a 1-mississippi before powering down.


http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2016/04/weekend-debate-with-the-new-2017-f1-regulations-has-the-sport-answered-the-wrong-question-again/
post #1878 of 2303
The camera work at this race seemed designed to make the cars look slow.
post #1879 of 2303
Not a problem for me this time, because the race was a bit boring, so I watched at 1.5x speed and the cars looked much better happy.gif
post #1880 of 2303
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^ LOL might need to try that


I watched 2 interesting documentaries over the last week:

Senna vs Brundle

A doc chronicling the battle between Ayrton and Brundle in their season together in British F3. While it was insightful, I was irritated throughout at the lack of race footage. It's nice to chronicle events, but how about letting us see some footage of these close battles? Still worth a watch, but not well directed.

When Hammond met Moss

Great. So much I didn't know about Stirling Moss. The premise is 2 people affected by brain injury. Hammond had a massive wreck in a jet propelled dragster, and Moss had a crash in the UK. Tons of interesting conversation. Worth watching.
post #1881 of 2303
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http://www.crash.net/f1/news/230030/1/verstappen-in-shock-immediate-move-to-red-bull.html

Antonio Felix Dacosta was always the guy most prepared for that seat when Kyviat joined Torro Rosso.

Seeing Verstappen vs Ricciardo is going to be very interesting. It was fun seeing 2 young guys battle, but now we can see how good Max really is.

I don't see the point in moving Kyviat back to TR. He's done, never thought he was that great to begin with.


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In other news, this is such a joke. I guess it's not just Hamilton that's a douche, his fans are too.

http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2016/05/analysis-mercedes-f1-sets-a-precedent-with-open-letter-to-conspiracy-theorists/
post #1882 of 2303
He was moved to RBR too soon. I think they weren't really expecting Vettel to leave when he did. Their pipeline of young drivers had a little air bubble in it, so Kvyat got the nod despite lack of seasoning.
post #1883 of 2303
Seems like he was pretty evenly matched against Ricciardo though. Also Verstappen vs Saintz is pretty evenly matched despite Verstappen getting most of the attention. It's not like Verstappen was always much faster in qualifying or much better in the races. I think it would have been better to have Verstappen develop until the end of this year, then move him up, but I guess something else is going on behind the scenes.
post #1884 of 2303
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Seems like he was pretty evenly matched against Ricciardo though. Also Verstappen vs Saintz is pretty evenly matched despite Verstappen getting most of the attention. It's not like Verstappen was always much faster in qualifying or much better in the races. I think it would have been better to have Verstappen develop until the end of this year, then move him up, but I guess something else is going on behind the scenes.

I wouldn't call it even, Ricciardo had the measure.

I think it's simply convenient. They wanted Verstappen in the RBR, here was a moment to justify it. It's politics/contractual. Red Bull doesn't want Max to be courted by other teams.
post #1885 of 2303
Anybody catch qualifying today? Ferrari is getting further off the pace and looking worse.
post #1886 of 2303
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Anybody catch qualifying today? Ferrari is getting further off the pace and looking worse.

Didn't seem so in practice.

By miles the best quali of the season. The Red Bull swap around added tons of interest.

I had a feeling Ricciardo was holding back, but definitely some relief. Max has all the qualities that Senna had. I don't know if Ricciardo can hold him off. Ricciardo beat Vettel. I had some minor doubts about Max, but it's looking like he'll eventually be faster.

Arivabenne looked awful post race interview... he looks under pressure.

Kyviat had a big confidence knock. Not sure his performance was indicative. Everyone smelled blood. His F1 career may be over, part of this sport is coping with pressure, you can or can't.

Lewis was quicker, race pace can dictate if he really can match Rosberg.
post #1887 of 2303
Lewis was amazing under pressure in Q3, final lap, no time left dropping the best time.

McLaren finally made it to Q3.
post #1888 of 2303
Ferrari have unlearned the lesson of the Todt/Brawn era: Strong team leadership which shields it from the car company's meddling executives. Anyone who thinks that Marchionne is helping the situation is mad.
post #1889 of 2303
Without Lewis and Nico crashing each other out, the race was actually close.
post #1890 of 2303
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Ferrari have unlearned the lesson of the Todt/Brawn era: Strong team leadership which shields it from the car company's meddling executives. Anyone who thinks that Marchionne is helping the situation is mad.

It is fascinating to me that one of the most powerful and high-profile business execs in the world chooses to spend so much time hovering around F1 and stirring the political pot.

Anyway, great race today. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire final stint.
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