Formula One

  • I'm starting to wonder if Marko will let Albon even finish the season at Red Bull. Four races left, Turkey will be in two weeks.

  • Rolled the dice. My family and I got an AirBnB downtown Montreal from June 9-13. Formula 1 claims they’re working with local promotors and are confident the 2021 calendar will happen.

    So I said fuck it and we’re going. Just need to hammer purchase on tickets when the become available.

  • This week's race should be interesting. New asphalt mixed with wet weather looks like they're racing in ice.

  • Last night before P3 I checked the weather and made a few bets. Put $45 on a Racing Point double points finish to payout $103. Also put $1 on Kimi to Win Outright for a $3000 payout, and $0.50 on Gio for a $1500 payout.

    Here's to bad weather tomorrow and Kimi channeling the rally gods.

  • What an epic ending! Perez, Leclerc and Vettel fighting to the end.

    Hamilton is just in another league really. The way he manages his tires and strategises in the moment is incredible.

  • Yup! That was one of the best races I've watched and as you can see... the best on the circuit were at the top in the end.

    I know Stroll was kinda dealt a bad hand with the pit stop but this further solidifies my opinion he's one of the worst in the league right now. Maybe even bottom 5 tbh. His attempt to pass after his pit was just throwing his hands up in the air. Max also had amazing pace and I know his aggressiveness is what makes him great but a lunge in dirty air with no grip wasn't his finest moment.

    Hamilton is God-tier. That drive was historic.

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    Great race yesterday! Lots of stuff going on and I feel like we need more rain races!

    Stroll really got a long way to improve and learn. I think if it wasn't for his dad owning the team, he wouldn't have a seat next year. I was surprised to see ferrari so high up, even though they did great through the whole weekend. What happened to Bottas though? thought with his race skills he would thrive in the slippery weather, but not so!

  • My god Grosjean's crash was scarry af.



  • That was fucking brutal to watch. A shocking moment, thank God he made it out alive. I've honestly never seen such an explosion in this sport, it was like from movies. And then the revelation how the car actually looked: broken in half, the motor jammed stuck in the safety barrier and all that shit. Grosjean's head would've been gone without the halo.

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    The rest of the race after Grojean's horrible crash yesterday kinda felt... like it didn't matter? in a weird way?

    It was one of if not THE worst crash I've seen in my years of F1 watching. The huge fireball made my heart sink and I thought that he was gone. Was sooo happy to hear that he survived out of it. The Halo saved his life for sure there and just seeing the wreck was shocking. Saw his greeting from the hospital and thankfully he seems to be ok! just wow.

  • Yeah I agree. I went to go watch the race replay at about 12pm ET and when I realized the race wasn't even finished, I knew something bad must've happened. Caught the news on social media and I felt like the 10 seconds of Roman in the flames was as long as a minute and I was just watching from home.

    I read online that his helmet can provide oxygen and obviously his suit can protect him somewhat too. I'm glad he's alive because 10 seconds in an inferno let alone the impact not killing him is amazing. Safety measures actually prevented death yesterday.

  • Great news. Hope Russell delivers.

  • Yeah no pressure Russell... but also... anything less than pole position and we'll be upset!

    So does Bottas' wife divorce him if he loses to Russell, how's this work?

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    I mean, Pole and Win from Russell is expected now, otherwise its just sad.

    On a serious note, looking forward to see how it goes this weekend without Hamilton, jumping into a new car you've never driven before is a huge challenge for anyone, let alone a new driver like Russell, just finishing is good enough imo.

  • @lotias Yeah my expectations for him is just to bring it home and score points.

  • What a fuck up by Mercedes! Feel devastated for Russell but brilliant drive showing that he deserves a proper car. Bottas the unluckiest driver of the season too. Couldn't believe Mercedes would make such a colossal mistake.

    Happy for Perez and Ocon... and for little turd Stroll too.

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  • Emotional whirlwind of a Grand Prix but that made for a fun race. Between this layout and Red Bull Ring in Austria, the few corners and fast straights make for entertaining GPs.

    Lance Stroll once again gets put into racing situations and once again completely chokes. I was terrified when Russell passed Stroll after the fuckup because you never know when Stroll is gonna end your race. Checo waltzed on past him too. Podium or not, I still think pound for pound he's bottom 5 drivers right now.

  • Well, I guess a snooze fest is a good way to wind down a relatively exciting season.

    The drivers and constructors championship wasn't super exciting, but that mid-field battle, the upsets and mistakes, the replacement drivers, FIA laying the hammer on Ferrari, and the Pink Mercedes made for an insanely interesting year despite virtually no competition for 1st place. I'll take 2020 over 2019. Ferrari sucking out of the gate is an easier pill for me to swallow than Vettal spinning twice or Charles' car breaking down on the last lap.

    Leclerc is the champ 2021 you saw it here first!

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    It's always such a boring race over there, really don't understand why its the last one of the season. At the same time a lot of emotions as we lose some good people and others moving around. I just hope next season gets more exciting than this one was. But happy that Max finally got his win though.