2018 Formula 1 Season

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Re: 2018 Formula 1 Season

Post by SpottedKitty » 2018-06-22 07:24pm

And some more "this shouldn't happen" in FP1 and FP2 for the French GP. Ericsson catching fire after a good hard thump side-on against the barrier, and Perez abruptly driving a three-wheeler (without hitting anything first).

"There seems to be something wrong with our bloody cars this year," to misquote Admiral Beatty. Qualifying tomorrow and the race on Sunday are going to be... interesting.
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Re: 2018 Formula 1 Season

Post by Alferd Packer » 2018-06-22 11:08pm

I have heard that there were hideoustraffic snarls just getting to the circuit today, including a cheeky shot of someone watching FP1 on his laptop--which was on the dashboard of his car as he sat in traffic. The grandstands were also apparently pretty empty as a consequence. Here's hoping they figure out contraflow for tomorrow and Sunday. I mean, if they can figure it out for Pocono, they should be able to figure it out for Paul Ricard, right?
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Re: 2018 Formula 1 Season

Post by EnterpriseSovereign » 2018-06-23 08:51pm

Well Grosjean's status as a trouble-magnet is ongoing, crashing out of qualifying as he did then seemingly pushing a cameraman out of his way... until another camera looking down the pitlane showed what he was actually doing was keeping said cameraman from hitting part of the gantry that was above the pit box! :mrgreen:
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Re: 2018 Formula 1 Season

Post by SpottedKitty » 2018-06-25 12:50pm

Well, that happened. Bottas did a good job getting back into the pits on three tyres. And yet another wheel goes >>whee>>thataway>> in the <clonk> of the French drivers. I thought that wasn't supposed to happen in F1 cars any more?

A good job from LeClerc, getting into the points. Someone to watch for the next year or two, I'd say.

And Hamilton's back on top of the Championship! Image
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Re: 2018 Formula 1 Season

Post by EnterpriseSovereign » 2018-06-25 05:48pm

I'm glad, I was getting sick of the amount of complaining he'd been doing as of late so I'm glad he was able to win this one. I'm just glad it was Bottas that Vettel took out, like Raikkonen he seems to attract all the trouble his team encounters.
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Re: 2018 Formula 1 Season

Post by Alferd Packer » 2018-07-01 08:55pm

Double Mercedes retirement.

Just wow. Apparently it hasn't happened in 7 years. I have to say that between Ferrari and Haas and Sauber, we may very well have a new winner in the reliability race.
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Re: 2018 Formula 1 Season

Post by Captain Seafort » 2018-07-02 03:47am

Alferd Packer wrote:
2018-07-01 08:55pm
Just wow. Apparently it hasn't happened in 7 years.
Their last double retirement was when Hamilton and Rosberg collected each other in Spain a couple of years ago.

Their last mechanical double retirement was Kling (gearbox) and Moss (engine) in Italy in 1955, but given that Fangio won (of course) and Taruffi came second, I'm not sure that counts.
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Re: 2018 Formula 1 Season

Post by EnterpriseSovereign » 2018-07-02 07:46pm

After me saying that Bottas attracted all the Merc trouble, seems there was enough for both drivers this time. This is 2016 all over again, when Hamilton's engine blew when he was winning and ultimately cost him the championship, despite him winning the last 4 races. The only saving grace was that Vettel didn't actually win, with Verstappen and Raikkonen finishing ahead of him.

As Verstappen was quick to remind everyone over the radio, he won the race in a Red Bull at the Red Bull Ring. It's Ricciardo that I also feel sorry for, since he too retired at Red Bull's home race. And special mention goes to Nico Hulkenberg, whose engine blew up in spectacular fashion!
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Re: 2018 Formula 1 Season

Post by SpottedKitty » 2018-07-09 03:49pm

Argleblargle.

A good showing from Hamilton, managing to come back to second after Raikonnen nudged him off and all the way to the back, but still...

Argleblargle.
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Re: 2018 Formula 1 Season

Post by EnterpriseSovereign » 2018-07-09 04:22pm

Even though it's unlikely he did it on purpose (locking up while braking), there are those who are saying Raikkonen deliberately took out Hamilton. Certainly Ferrari management will be (unofficially) patting him on the back, regardless! :lol:

His comeback from dead last was certainly helped by the safety cars near the end. And Williams' were in a pickle- someone somewhere in aero fucked up so they've had to revert to an older spec rear wing.
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Re: 2018 Formula 1 Season

Post by Alferd Packer » 2018-07-10 08:44am

The second safety car ended with what, 12 laps to go? And the Williams still finished like 40 seconds back. That's rough.

In any case, the points for Hamilton and Vettel are very close to what they were this time last year. So really, it's gonna come down to if Ferrari has learned from the second half of last season.
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