Formula One



  • Qualifying about to start!

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    Regarding Mazepin, from all my predictions this might be my worst one. I saw him race once and liked how aggressive he was but he can barley control that car.

    Bad luck for Vettel and Ocon getting yellow flags during their out laps in Q3.

    Red Bull seems to keep being unable of having a car that serves their two pilots in a balanced way. Best of luck for Perez.

    Riccardo vs Norris and Leclerc vs Sainz are going to be epic battles within their own teams.

    Seems to be one of the most competitive years with Red Bull leading the pack this year.



  • @phbz That name Mazepin is so similar to Marzipan that I can't help but mention it.



  • I'm all in for Alpha Tauri going like a pair of rockets out there this year. Gasly and Tsunoda will surprise people, already did (even if Yuki's great lap didn't carry him at the right moment).



  • @sentinel-beach I'm very surprised with Tsunoda. Except for his last run he's been killing it since Free Practice 1.

    The midfield this year seems incredibly close and maybe even gained some ground to the top two. Excited for tomorrow's race!



  • HOLY SHIT Hamilton is a Jedi master!!



  • You CANNOT keep Lewis down.

    Fuck that race had my leg twitching for the last 15 minutes. I just kept yelling GO MAX! I was so disappointed that he couldn't close that gap. At about 12 laps to go I started saying in my head that this is too close for comfort, but my girlfriend was like "don't worry, Max will catch him in 5." Lo and behold it was down to 0.700 seconds. One more lap and it would've been over for Lewis.

    I think the race stewards shit the bed with that Turn 4 drama. I think it's bullshit that Lewis got to go outside the track limits all race, then when Max starts doing it half way through, then they suddenly shut it down. I know that wasn't the race decider or anything, but they gotta call that straight so everybody gets to use that to their advantage.

    Good to see Ferrari climbing up again. This driver lineup might make a run for 3rd. If Leclerc can continue to qualify higher up, he'll catch a break at 1 or 2 races this season and catch a podium.



  • I'm not even a Max fan, but anything'd be more appreciated than hamiltonwinslol. What a frustrating finish.



  • I loved that finish, Hamilton on the slower car with much older tires holding on Max and forcing him to a mistake is the kind of thing I want to see on every race, no matter who's involved.

    I'm ready to let Vettel go, same energy as last year plus making a huge mistake and not even owning it. Really hope he turns things around asap but I don't think he has it in himself.


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    That was such an amazing race from start to finish! If that is any marker for how the season will go, sign me the F up! gonna be a looong wait until next run!



  • @lotias

    Yeah I didn't realize Chinese GP is canceled. This wait is brutal.

    I'm still waiting for the Canadian government to say something about the Canadian GP in June. My family still has hotel's booked, but I almost can't believe it'll go down considering Blue Jays are playing in Buffalo and the Toronto Raptors are playing in Tampa, Florida. So I don't know why they'd make an exception for F1. So I'm almost positive there will be a gap in June again too.



  • Ahh too bad, but definitely expected considering only 6M of 35M Canadians are inoculated. My step dad and I rolled the dice by booking a hotel but I think we can get a refund. Here's to 2022 with the new generation of F1!

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/canadian-grand-prix-f1-montreal-cancelled-1.5988769

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  • Eventful race but except for Norris, Leclerc and Verstappen a lot of mistakes by everybody else.

    Hamilton with two huge errors, damaging the car right on the first corner although I was surprised he was still keeping up with Verstappen but then his second mistake threw it all away. Still great recovery.

    The Bottas Vs Russell incident it's kinda hard to judge. Might be Russell's mistake but pinch moves and very high speeds should be looked at. It's very different to pinch the car to reduce the angle going into a corner, while in a straight at 300k/h it's a whole different thing.

    This track kinda sucks with modern F1, you have one overtaking place and that it.

    Mazepin, second race and what, 10th time out of track?



  • @phbz How can Hamilton throw it all away and have a great recovery?



  • @jdincinerator He was gaining on Verstappen, ended up making a mistake that put him in 8th place with a broken front wing and a lap behind but was incredibly lucky with the timing of the Russell and Bottas incident. Then went from 8th to second which was a great recovery. But he would never get to 2nd if not for the restart.


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    Really entertaining race. Glad to see Verstappen winning which hopefully means that the race to the championship will be tight. So many people sliding around and Ham being super lucky with sliding off and being "allowed" to reverse back onto the track? thought that was illegal?



  • @lotias You are aloud to use reverse as long as you do it in a safe way. Basically it's just like a normal return to track after an incident.



  • That one and only safe passing position made for a tense run down. I really hoped Leclerc could stave off Norris a bit longer but that one spot on the map kinda made for a lengthened hunt down with Norris chasing Lecleric then Hamilton and Norris.



  • This week's podium

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