Formula One



  • 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.



  • Hockenheim turned into quite a chaos when the raindrops started to appear. That situation with Vettel, oh man. What even happened, it look so harmless and slow. Well, Schadenfreude was what I felt. I had thought that Hamilton would make in into the podium, but the 1st place was still huge. Great drive from both Finns. Loved that dialogue between Kimi and the team when they were telling him to let Vettel pass. "Just tell me what you want me to do." So much beating around the bush there. "If you want me to let him pass, just fucking say so then."


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    This was a race that really came alive with the rain. I did feel sad for Vettel though, he controlled it and then off to nothingness, could hear his hearbreak in the voice over the radio. Really glad to see Ericsson in the points again, well worked from the whole team and his drive. Im not sure what they thought when they put full wets on Gasly though, but yeah. Glad I saw this race and cant wait for Budapest next weekend, its often good races here.


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    Hungaroring were a bit of a sleepingpill this year, kinda shame as we have had some great races here before. It kinda felt like Ferrari had no idea what was going on or what to do, also had some unlucky pitstops. I did feel kinda bad for Bottas towards the end making contact with Vettel and Ricciardo. Now its time for summer break and my sundays will be a lot more dull until we return in a month with Spa, which hopefully will be a good race where teams bring in new parts and so on!



  • It'd be great to see Kimi achieving his 100th podium at Spa, his favourite circuit. Fingers crossed.



  • Big news in F1 during this summer break:

    • Alonso has just stated that this will be his final season in the sport.
    • Ricciardo will move from Red Bull to Renault after this season.
    • Daddy Stroll has basically bought Force India, so his son will drive a pink car very soon.

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    @sentinel-beach Thats some big news! I had followed the Ricciardo affair, which came like a surprise, but I had no idea about the other things. Im wondering what the finished lineup will look like next year.



  • @sentinel-beach Woah, some new things I learned today! Really informative.



  • The hell was that again, Ferrari? I'm hearing that Kimi's car ran out of gas? Unbelievable if true.



  • Now the rumors are saying that Stroll could be racing for (now his dad's) Force India already next week in Monza.
    https://www.racefans.net/2018/08/25/strolls-force-india-switch-trigger-f1-moves-ocon-vandoorne-kubica-and-ericsson/

    That would cause a huge chain reaction:

    1. Stroll moves from Williams to Force India, which causes
    2. Ocon to move from Force India to McLaren, which causes
    3. Vandoorne to move from McLaren to Sauber
    4. where he would replace Ericsson, who'd be left without a seat completely
    5. as it would be returning Kubica who'd earn the free seat back at Williams

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    @sentinel-beach That is some interesting rumours. Not sure Sauber would be super glad to loose Ericsson considdering how much money he brings with the sponsors. That said, we have seen drivers with big sponsors go before.



  • @lotias Yeah, that part was completely new to me, that Ericsson would be the one left with the short straw. It'd feel wrong to see him gone this way, but this is some crazy domino effect now moving. We'll see how much of that circulation proves to be right soon.


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    Spa is always an iconic race, love the track. After a messy start things calmed down a bit. We got some good takeovers during the race and Bottas got a little bit of redemption after how his season has gone. Next up is Monza should be good for Ferrari again.



  • Yeah, the track is great, but man, that race went boring. Especially in the top where nothing happened. Nice overtakes throughout the race here and there, Ericsson managed to show Hartley how it's done, for instance. And of course Bottas rose 13 spots, nice ones among those. The start was chaos, and unfortunately Kimi was one of the guys who were unlucky. Goddammit.