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Makes sense. He's #2 right now and I see him being #2 next year as well.
A lot of people were shitting on Renault on Instagram and Twitter by announcing Ocon as their driver, but honestly, Hulkenberg is a bit of a bum in F1 and he just isn't champion material. He's thrown a few opportunities away this season and didn't he spaz recently and blow a podium? In F1 you can only invest in two drivers and when one of them time and again has choked under pressure, why continue?
To make an analogy, the Toronto Raptors gutted their longtime squad who kept getting knocked out in round 2 or 3 of the NBA Playoffs. They gutted most of the top players to secure Kawhi Leonard and they immediately won a championship. Sometimes you just need to lose what isn't working.
I def think Renault made a calculated decision here.
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I'm in the USA and for long time I don't think they played the F1 on here, so I would I only get watch once in a while, oh then they went to v6 turbo hybrid cars and it got boring to me. I will say I can't wait for 2021 cars with ground effect.
Im so happy that the F1 is back this weekend!
I dont know if you have heard, but seems like Marcus Ericsson are back in the paddock this weekend. Apparently Kimi pulled a muscle on his time off and wasnt sure if he could drive. Now though as things has unfolded, it seems like he will drive anyway and Marcus have flown from the states just to be a bench warmer. Oh well!
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I’m in Canada so I can’t confirm 100% but I think ESPN2 plays all the races simulcast from Sky Sports in the UK.
I just bootleg tbh, but hopefully next season I can get the F1 streaming service live in Canada. It’s only replays as of 2019.
Just read the tragic news that Anthoine Hubert have passed after the crash in F2 at SPA earlier today.
This makes you remember that its not all fun and games and we have to remember that what these guys does can end like this.
That was a truly horrible crash between those three cars. Hubert's car was practically ripped in half, these cars shouldn't even be able to react like that. Awful to hear that the young man lost his life.
Great first victory for Leclerc! Start of something.
What a stupid qualifying session. Like ridiculous, basically. Practically the whole bunch of the last ten cars failed to start their time lap before the session ended because everyone was just trying to get the best possible position on the course (like preferably not being the first, at least). That waiting game backfired big time today, and I feel Schadenfreude towards the tacticians and the team principals in the teams.
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Leclerc aced it today, a brilliant drive. Both Hamilton and Bottas got really close both at times, but didn't quite make it. But I'm actually pretty happy seeing Leclerc win at Monza, that Italian crowd and the whole atmosphere with a Ferrari winning was great to see. Hadn't happened since 2010, so it was about time.
Vettel spinning and then re-entering the track like that looked super dangerous. Could've been much worse than that bump into Stroll. The chain reaction then continued from him to Gasly, Stroll basically making the same mistake himself.
Kimi's race went straight to hell with the qualification mistake and then the team mixing the tyres with the ones they announced, which resulted to a penalty. Sainz left the pitstop with one tyre loose and had to quit. Renault had an excellent day with P4 and P5.
@sentinel-beach I enjoyed this race, even though it was a bit calmer than others we have had this season. Leclerc REALLY deserved that win, felt good that he managed to hold Mercedes behind him. Vettel Im not sure what he was doing, but his race went to smitherins. More and more it feels like Vettel are becoming a second driver at Ferrari and I think its messing with his head.
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Nice to see Leclerc gaining confidence, not so much that he's starting to fall on the shady side. Was expecting Ferrari to be more dominant over Mercedes in Monza, being their home track and Ferrari being faster on straights.
Albon has done some sick moves since he's racing in the main team, and finishing ahead of Verstapen.
My prediction; Leclerc will be put out of the race next time he goes for a shady defence.
Kubica leaves Williams at the end of the season.
Haas keeps their pair for 2020.
This means things aren't looking too good for Hülkenberg. There's only one seat left at Williams and Alfa at the moment. (Red Bull and Toro Rosso will surely place their "own men" on their seats.)
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I was on vacation for the last two races. I missed a lot of stuff. Sad news for the sport with the crash in F2. It would have me rattled to my core if I was a racer. I've been rattled by less in my own life.
Looking forward to Singapore. Now that NFL is back, my weekends include waaaaay too much sports consumption. I hope this isn't unhealthy, aha.
Watching Leclerc celebrating his 3rd pole in a row gave me this vision of him as a future Ferrari world champion. He's obviously gonna be the next red man on the top, no question about it. Ferrari have struck gold with the Monegasque. The only question is "when", when will he reach the top? I'm excited to see how next season will start in March, will Ferrari be able to better compete against Mercedes for the wins.
Ferrari's pit stop extravaganza places Vettel ahead of Leclerc and that was it. Pretty nasty business per se, but this happens sometimes. No Mercedes in top 3 isn't a too familiar sight. (In Germany the weather did the trick, now they were simply outpaced and outsmarted.)
And still no Singapore GP without SC.
That was an interesting race. For a while I thought we wouldnt get a saftey car for the race, but that was wrong.
I do understand that Leclerc prolly feel robbed by todays race, but I think he got some good times ahead of him and wouldnt be surprised if he will take multiple titles before his carreer is over.
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How long has this Leclerc been in F1 ? Cuz I don't think I have heard of him before. BOY !!!! This kid getting 3 pole positions in a row. This kid is on FIRE.
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Long time since I had a driver to hate, kinda missed that. Leclerc fits the role perfectly. He just rubs me the wrong way. Such a cry baby.
Whatever was going wrong with their aerodynamics it seems like Ferrari sort it out. Mercedes needs to step up, they never had the top speed, but now they seem to lose all-around. And Red Bull just doesn't have it in them to consistently be with the top two and it's a shame because they have two great drivers now.
And Jesus, such a terrible circuit. I can't stomach it when I play F1 games.
@acidtrip-69 This is now only his second year/season in F1. Last year he was on Sauber from where he sky-rocketed straight onto Ferrari for this season. In 2017 he won the F2 championship, like many of these young guys tend to before arriving to the top level.
The future seasons will definitely see him going head to head against Verstappen. And possibly also guys like Albon, Norris and Russell, depending in which teams they'll end up in upcoming seasons.
Seeing Seb on the podium fighting back the tears really show how much it meant to him to win. Especially the Singapore race which is so so hard.