Formula One

  • @dipset 2018 was pretty good, in-track or off. If you like racing games and haven't played any recent F1 game I would say go for it. No doubt.

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    So.... Rich Energy terminates their contract with Haas F1. Announcing it via this awful tweet:

    There has been much speculation on the company to begin with and they have always smelt fishy to me. Don't think they ever will come back.

  • @lotias

    Soooo yesterday when I read that Tweet I thought to myself... "Yeah. Has everything to do with Haas' performance and not you being some weird fringe company where nobody can even find where to buy your products in stores..."

    Then jump ahead to today and I find this article:

    So Jalopnik does some investigation to even find out who Rich Energy is and its super unclear. Then their weirdo CEO talks shit about the team he's sponsoring. THEN they go back on the Tweet and fire him.


  • Bottas takes the pole position with 0.006 s difference to Hamilton. Pretty close one!

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    Happy for Bottas! fun with leclerc as third. Guessing it will come down to the start tomorrow, but will be very suprised if we dont got silver arrows in the top tomorrow.

  • "Frank Williams is the longest serving team boss in F1 history. He is also the world's longest living tetraplegic. Over 50 years, he has amassed 9 constructor titles, 7 driver titles, 114 race wins, and countless unforgettable memories. Along with Williams, Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton and Pirelli, we decided to add one more..."

    Man, this put a smile on my face as well. :)

    Youtube Video

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    Yeah that was such a sweet video!

    The race at Silverstone today was great! so much action and so much things going on through out the whole race. At the saftey car I just knew Hamilton would win this race. No real surprise there.

    I just wonder with Vettel, is this his last season in F1? he doesnt seem to have his head in the game anymore and that locking up and hitting Verstappen was something you could see from one of the younger drivers, not a vet.

  • Well shit. Like shit. The race was actually super entertaining, liked it a lot, but damn, that safety car situation tastes bad. Hamilton got the free pit-stop and that was it. There was nothing Bottas could do anymore. Plus he still had to make another stop in any case to fulfill the tyre rule. Gladstone Gander, that Hamilton.

    Leclerc and Verstappen had an awesome fight through many, many rounds. Really exciting, way too many "that was close" situations. I'm happy Charles got P3 in the end. Vettel's crash into Max was simply... I don't even know what to say. Pretty awful stuff. Kimi was P8 and earned a few solid points. Haas, on the other hand, had a horrible race. Both Magnussen and Grosjean were simply terrible out there. To hit a teammate like that, and then both out immediately.

  • Kimi driving the Alfa Romeo that won Silverstone GP in 1950, Nino Farina as the driver back then. That is a GORGEOUS automobile!

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    And look, a wild Mika Häkkinen appears! He's interested in the red beauty as well. Great to see the two champs like this. :)

  • What a disaster for Ferrari this qualification! Two technical failures, P20 for Vettel in his home race and later in Q3 another problem for Leclerc, putting him on P10. And they both looked very promising still during the practise sessions. Kimi, on the other hand, felt the power and took P5, nice! Best qualification for Alfa since 1985, apparently. :]

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    What a quali for Kimi! he was really flying around that track! Feeling bad for Ferrari having problems again. I hope it will rain tomorrow so we get some more interesting race. otherwise it will be Mercedes 1-2 for sure.

  • Seems to be raining in Hockenheim, this ought be an interesting race then. At least hopefully! Let's see how Verstappen handles the situation, I remember him driving like crazy, meaning extremely well, that one time in Interlagos when it rained heavily.

  • Well that was insanity! No way to try and go through the race in any chronological order, so much happened pretty much all the time. Happy to see someone like Kvyat and Toro Rosso on the podium, must have felt awesome. :) Mercedes with zero points on their anniversary celebration race, GG. And this one time we see Hamilton actually struggeling and failing... Bottas doesn't cash in. Goddammit. He would've gained like 20 points now, shortened the gap, but nope.

  • Well shit, Hockenheim's a gift that just keeps on giving: both Alfa Romeos have been penalised with 30 secs for clutch infringements meaning they got dropped out of points. BUT! This means Kubica is now #10 and earned Williams its first point of the year. Wow.

  • GP OF THE CENTURY! That was INSANITY! I was hooting and hollering when Kimi was in P3 on lap 1 and there was quite literally 64 more laps of drama left.

    I’m a Canadian and not even a Stroll fan but I wanted him to hold off 12 laps to survive but I couldn’t be happier than Vettel got P2 and was in the 50% who even survived the race.

    I almost decided to sleep in today because I was so tired but I’m glad I didn’t. What an insane show. Shouts out to literally everybody who survived the race.

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    OH man, The only race of the season I miss (I think?) and it turns out to be one of the best races ever. kinda annoying. will see if I can get a replay anywhere even if I know the result. watched the F1 highlight video and it seems absolutely bonkers. Even though I'm sure even that didnt do it justice.

  • @lotias

    I watched the highlight video and it hits the main points but there was something extra there when you’re completely uncertain of how this is gonna pan out. Like when people started switching to Soft tyres and then immediately slipping around.

    My roommate managed to find a replay on Motorsport Streams Reddit where we normally get the bootlegs from.

    I bet by the end of the year it’ll be archived here:

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    @dipset Thank you! I also realise that it will come up on Sky Sports F1 over here, so gonna see if I can find it on there tonight when Im having dinner to watch.

  • The first pole for Verstappen, that was a nice one to pull off against Mercedes. Red Bull has been looking stronger and stronger as the season has evolved, and Marko's comments about them going for five victories before the season started have suddenly begun to sound more realistic. They've got two already, are now in great positions again, and it's only halfway of the season, basically.

    Russell drove perfectly as well, P16 for tomorrow. It'd be super cool if Williams finally started to work better on track.

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    It will be veruy interesting to see how everyone comes back from the summer break. It will just be a bit empty without any race for a while now. Verstappen did a really good job, but they should of pitted with Mercedes much earlier, but thats just how it is sometimes I guess. If we would of had a saftey car it would of been VERY interesting.

    SPA next, one of my favourite tracks.