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post #2011 of 2505
He may not have been able to challenge for the win, but 2nd place was certainly well within the realm of possibility.
post #2012 of 2505
Anybody catch Q today? Q2 and Q3 was pretty good when it went from dry to wet to dry with everyone scrambling at the end. Lewis seems to be the best driver in changing conditions and had no problems handling the wet conditions. If Lewis doesn't run away with the win tomorrow then he's not winning the WDC this year with Vettel and Nico each taking a 5 grid spot penalty.
post #2013 of 2505
Given his engine situation, I don't think he can win without similar troubles befalling Rosberg. But, yes, he needs to win tomorrow. I think Rosberg is likely to come up to the podium from 6th on the grid.
post #2014 of 2505
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Anybody catch Q today? Q2 and Q3 was pretty good when it went from dry to wet to dry with everyone scrambling at the end. Lewis seems to be the best driver in changing conditions and had no problems handling the wet conditions. If Lewis doesn't run away with the win tomorrow then he's not winning the WDC this year with Vettel and Nico each taking a 5 grid spot penalty.

Lewis did well, but I'd say the best guy on the grid in changeables today was Button. To take that Macca to P3 is the lap of the weekend.
post #2015 of 2505
After penalties for others ahead, but a great effort nonetheless.

We'll never know for sure, but I bet the ridiculous tire pressures mandated by Pirelli are the cause of the suspension failures. The vibrations that are shaking them apart would likely be damped by a more compliant tire. Instead of these ridiculous kerbs, the FIA need to mandate a low friction surface about a meter or two wide on the far side of the curbs before the asphalt runoff begins.
post #2016 of 2505
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Track is the same for everyone, so are the pressures. Either dampen the suspension or don't use the red curbs.

That Kyviat accident could have been horrific were the barrier collision slightly further forward.

Palmer just doesn't look like a driver. If I was team manager, I'd pull the plug.
post #2017 of 2505
What a final lap!

Pascal Wehrlein and little Manor earned a point! That's amazing.
post #2018 of 2505
"Same for everyone" is a reasonable response to an issue that affects one driver or team. When it affects four teams, it's a circuit design failure. Human nature is as much a consideration as physics. You can't make a person act as if a wall is there if there is no wall.

As for the race, Rosberg is a tool.
post #2019 of 2505
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As for the race, Rosberg is a tool.

How so? He didn't do anything different than what happened in Austin.
post #2020 of 2505
Driving into your teammate is foolish. Insisting in the face of all evidence that it was his fault is toolish.
post #2021 of 2505
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Driving into your teammate is foolish. Insisting in the face of all evidence that it was his fault is toolish.

I didnt hear Nico's comments. They were side by side just like in Austin. In Austin, Lewis took the same type of line. He didn't drive into Lewis, he used all the track available. When you're on the outside, you're compromised and at the mercy of the inside car. I don't see a difference other than contact.

EDIT: I watched it a couple of times. Nico really did push the limits on that one. He drove way off line.
Edited by idfnl - 7/3/16 at 7:17pm
post #2022 of 2505
Rosberg wasn't just off-line, he never made any attempt to turn. It was a naked attempt to take out Hamilton. Rosberg may be a quick driver, but he's apparently not much of a racer.
post #2023 of 2505
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Rosberg wasn't just off-line, he never made any attempt to turn. It was a naked attempt to take out Hamilton. Rosberg may be a quick driver, but he's apparently not much of a racer.

He did turn, he just tried to run Hamilton out wide and wasn't very slick doing it. No more than that.
post #2024 of 2505
Given the good fortune Rosberg has had, he didn't really need to do that.
post #2025 of 2505
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