Formula One

  • Yep, it was great to see that Ericsson managed to stay on the points. Good job for him and Sauber! Same words to Gasly on Toro Rosso, P4. Great celebrations in the team, thumbs up.

    That Ferrari incident was really, really frustrating to witness. I mean what the hell. And it's always Kimi, damn it. And this time a person got even physically injured, that was hard to see. Hopefully he didn't get hurt too severely.

    Bottas made suddenly the last c. 10 laps extremely exciting when he started to catch on Vettel. But damn it, he'd have needed a lap or two more. Pfffffff. Well, great race from him anyway.

  • Chinese GP. Holy shit, that was insane! I mean what the hell just happened, honestly. Verstappen went nuts more than on one occasion and finally crashed into Vettel. That was something unreal, Kimi overtook three cars in that corner as a result, yes! He suffered so much in the beginning and was later forced to help the team, but this made up for all of that. And the Chinese audience cheered for their hero on the podium. :)

    Red Bull was in the perfect position when the SC came out and they got their new tires. Together with Ricciardo's skills that was an unstoppable combo. I'm just happy it wasn't Vettel or Hamilton who won, Ricciardo's cool. Valtteri did all he could in his 100th GP and second place was really good after a solid race from him. Hamilton couldn't do anything this time, on the other hand.

    A really, really exciting race, I enjoyed it a lot!

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    Haha yeah I was so glad that I got up early to witness this race. I was surprised that they all made it through the first turn without any major incidents, thinks thats a first. Verstappen tried some manoeuvres which was kinda stupid with crashing into Vettel. Then again you need to take chances to win. The race started out a bit stale but quickly kicked off. I was so impressed by Ricciardo and you can tell he sits on a lot of experience, I like him a lot. Was fun to see a little different podium than we normally do.

    This season really ramps up to be something special. Looking forward to Azerbaijan in 2 weeks time!

  • Damn it. Kimi was going so well the first two sectors, but then nope, and P6. :[

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    What a chaotic race. I really feel heart broken for bottas though. Ericsson P11, so close to points again! But fun for Leclerc to finish so high. Im never really a huge fan of these street circuits because it so more often than not end up with big crashes and saftey cars.

    Spain will be interesting where I think Merc will have the upper hand on Ferrari.

  • An insane race, yes. What happened to Bottas at the end was just awful to witness. Man, did I swear. Instead of victory zero points, and with so few laps remaining. Hnnggh. All in all the top positions were pretty much random in the end. Both Red Bulls were gone (my eyes were like O_O), and Vettel dived himself out of the podium completely. HAM-RAI-PER, who would've thought. Always happy for Kimi at least, and it's refreshing to see someone like Perez up there for a change.

    Grosjean behind the SC. :[ That was embarassing. I would've kept my helmet on for a week after that. Leclerc did an amazing job with his Sauber, P6. Pretty outstanding, and he was voted the Driver of the Day. Alonso's start to the race was rough to watch as the man managed to make it into the pit lane with only two tires.

    I kinda like Baku, as there are good spots to overtake, but I agree that it's also a very hazardous circuit. With a crash in a wrong place it takes a long time to clear the track again, like we saw again. Still, the excitement gives the circuit a + in my books.

  • Standard qualifications in Spain, familiar front rows. Bottas got very, very close to P1, but nope, not this time.

  • I forgot to even comment the yesterday's race, as it was just mainly pretty boring. Räikkönen's car broke down and Ferrari botched Vettel's race as well with that extra pit stop that none other ended up taking. Bottas at least took the second place, but he was miles away from Hamilton. Leclerc did again a fine job.

    In two weeks it'll be Monaco then. There it's pretty much all about the qualification.

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    Yeah Spain didnt offer much excitement. I suppose we are kinda entering the middle season now when things calm down a little, the teams get a bigger understanding of their cars and setups. I thought Ericsson holding of Sainz with his old tires was quite the good effort! Leclerc however keeps growing and growing in my eyes!

    Monaco Im looking forward to, not so much just fir the race, but more for everything around it and the whole Monaco atmosphere is always great.

  • Leclerc is beginning to look like a real star.

    The biggest question for me is how much longer can Grosjean last if keeps driving as he is. If he puts it in the wall at Monaco and I think it could be the end of his time in F1.

  • Yep, Grosjean for sure has started to tread on thin ice with the way his season has begun. The next few GPs should indicate if this trend continues, and if it does, it won't be good news for him.

  • Not the best qualifications for the Finns in Monaco. Would've been interesting to see where Verstappen would've placed if his car had been ok.

  • Verstappen has crashed.... yet again.

    That’s every race weekend he’s found a way to hit something. Daniil Kvyat was kicked out the Bulls for less issues than that.

  • Well, that was your average Monaco GP right there. Not the most exciting one. Verstappen made his 10 spot rise, that's about it. I'm sort of happy for Ricciardo in any case, though. He deserved this win. And at the end it's always nice to see Albert there. And Monaco just in general has its magic, it's something to do with the past, I think.

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    Yeah, Monaco will always be Monaco with its special feel and everything. The race itself was ok I guess. Felt good that Ricciardo finally got his redemption. no safety car came as a little bit of a surprise (even though we got virtual one). So close for Ericsson to be in the points again, p11 with about 1.5 seconds from Saintz. Looking forward to Canada next!

  • First GP I've watched in a while. Seeing Ricciardo hold off Vettel was impressive, especially that moment around lap 70 where it seemed like Vettal as seconds from overtaking. I guess he's just lucky it happened in Monaco of all tracks.

    Also, LOVED hearing Hamilton be grumpy about his tyres.

  • French GP came and went. Nice driving from Kimi! He really found his speed especially towards the end, made it to the podium and got a neat gorilla trophy as a reward, heh. Turn 8 was where the magic happened to pretty much everyone, a big number of overtakes over there.

  • Austrian GP had a bunch of surprises, the biggest of course that both Mercedes cars had to retire due to technical difficulties. That hadn't happened literally ever before since their 2010 debut/return. Kimi had a really good race. Damn, his win was so close, but nope, not enough laps. I'd just want to see him winning one more time before he's gone.

  • Pretty great race in Silverstone. Especially after those safety cars, when both Mercedes' and Ferraris were so close to each others. Super exciting to watch. Shame about Bottas' tires, he fell all the way to fourth in an instance. On the other hand, a superb drive from Kimi! A massive 10s penalty didn't mean pretty much anything to him, still the third in the end. Really aggressive driving and attitude, I loved it. The season's going to be tight between Vettel and Hamilton.

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    It was a fun race to watch! I think this was one of the better Silverstone races we have had in a long time. Safety cars really spices up the races and the battle we got between Ferrari and Mercedes by the end was great and really shows why I love this sport. Poor Bottas loosing out in the end again, I really feel like they should of pitted him during the last safety car. It will be very interesting to see who wins the championship this year.