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« on: July 30, 2020, 07:55:15 pm »
British GP is this weekend.  Sergio Perez, driver for Racing Point, has tested positive for COVID.  Hopefully it hasn't spread.

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 09:38:48 pm »
Oh Oh, The British GP is one of the highlights of the season. One of the best tracks and the site of the first F1 world championship race in 1950.
Watching the cars go flat out through Maggots and Becketts is mind bending.

Wonder if he went home to Mexico during the two weak break.
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 01:03:49 pm »
Hulkenberg taking over from Perez for British GP. Good to see him back, hopefully he can get that podium at last.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 06:31:41 pm »
Lance Stroll had the fastest time in practice...  hope that translates to the qualifying and race!

Good Canadian kid...

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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 10:52:50 pm »
Lance Stroll had the fastest time in practice...  hope that translates to the qualifying and race!

Good Canadian kid...
The Racing Point is fast, it is basically last year’s Mercedes. Expect Hamilton to crank it up tomorrow but Stroll should do well.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 02:39:25 pm »
The Racing Point is fast, it is basically last year’s Mercedes. Expect Hamilton to crank it up tomorrow but Stroll should do well.

Stroll qualified well, but a bit below expectations.  Hope the race goes well for him.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 10:11:01 pm »
Third row is pretty good. Noris continues to impress and Hamilton makes everyone else look average. Again.
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2020, 11:39:33 pm »
Love Lando's new helmet, designed by a six year old fan

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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 12:36:26 pm »
vrooooom!

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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 01:19:20 pm »
Mercedes running away with it again until Bottas has a tire failure two laps before the end and winds up 11th, Hamilton has the same tire fail on the last lap with a 30 second lead but manages to still cross the line 5 seconds ahead.
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2020, 06:27:55 pm »
Mercedes running away with it again until Bottas has a tire failure two laps before the end and winds up 11th, Hamilton has the same tire fail on the last lap with a 30 second lead but manages to still cross the line 5 seconds ahead.
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Quite a dull race, until the last 5 laps!   That was interesting.  There was a bunch of chatter about the tyres not being good enough that Pirelli put out, but who says the hard tyres have to last 50 laps.  It's better for the fans if they do wear out.  Apparently, the tyre compounds are going to be softer across the board for the next race, so it will make it interesting.

As much as Mercedes is far and away the better car this year, it's still very interesting with the rest of the pack.

Poor Ferrari....  ugh.  :'(
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2020, 04:51:34 pm »
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Quite a dull race, until the last 5 laps!   That was interesting.  There was a bunch of chatter about the tyres not being good enough that Pirelli put out, but who says the hard tyres have to last 50 laps.  It's better for the fans if they do wear out.  Apparently, the tyre compounds are going to be softer across the board for the next race, so it will make it interesting.

As much as Mercedes is far and away the better car this year, it's still very interesting with the rest of the pack.

Poor Ferrari....  ugh.  :'(

For sure this weekends race will be a two stop which is great as far as I'm concerned. I wish they all were. Watching Mercedes win is getting a bit old. Really wish we could see Hamilton and Verstappen go head to head in equal cars. Hopefully the big changes for 2022 will even things up a bit, too bad Covid put them back a year. McLaren going back to Mercedes power might make things interesting.

Tyres eh. Is that the Brit in you or are you just speaking F1?
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2020, 06:42:15 pm »
Mercedes swap places on the grid and stand in Hulkenberg gets his neck in shape and qualifies the pink Mercedes third. Hope he can finally get that podium.
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2020, 10:44:19 pm »
Mercedes swap places on the grid and stand in Hulkenberg gets his neck in shape and qualifies the pink Mercedes third. Hope he can finally get that podium.

Not good for Stroll....   he better step up his game.  Right now, he looks far from one of the elite drivers on the grid.

Should be a good race tomorrow... from 3rd to 12th that is.  Mercedes is so far ahead of everyone else.

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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2020, 11:51:19 am »
Verstappen and Red Bull make Mercedes look vulnerable. Great strategy and a great driver.
Stroll is fine, his dad owns the team.
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