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« Reply #105 on: December 04, 2020, 03:21:52 pm »
This track is going to be very interesting....


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« Reply #106 on: December 04, 2020, 06:07:16 pm »
Mini Monza?
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« Reply #107 on: December 04, 2020, 06:14:35 pm »
Mini Monza?

Remember the old Hockenheim where they would drive for what seemed like miles out into the forest?  That was a great track.... 

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« Reply #108 on: December 04, 2020, 07:03:07 pm »
Remember the old Hockenheim where they would drive for what seemed like miles out into the forest?  That was a great track....

Yes but I always think of that track as the place Jim Clark died.
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« Reply #109 on: December 04, 2020, 08:21:03 pm »
Yes but I always think of that track as the place Jim Clark died.

Almost every older track has that sort of history....   Imola - Senna and Ratzenberger....

Rindt and Petersen at Monza...

Bianchi at Suzuka...

I would take the risk if I was good enough to be an F1 driver...  It's not good they died, and it's a bit macabre to think about them dying for our entertainment...   but they did die doing something they were all passionate about. 
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« Reply #110 on: December 05, 2020, 12:46:12 pm »
Did you watch Brundle's interview of Grosjean? Spine tingling how he processed the event as it was happening.
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« Reply #111 on: December 06, 2020, 03:32:39 pm »
What a wacky race. Fantastic for Checo. Nice to see a completely different podium. Mercedes team usually functions like a machine but when the wheels fall off, they go big.
Looks like Russell is no longer a star of the future, he's arrived.
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« Reply #112 on: December 06, 2020, 05:36:38 pm »
What a wacky race. Fantastic for Checo. Nice to see a completely different podium. Mercedes team usually functions like a machine but when the wheels fall off, they go big.
Looks like Russell is no longer a star of the future, he's arrived.

Yeah, that was nuts.  Good race. 

Bottas must be massively concerned...   a replacement driver kicked his ass.

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« Reply #113 on: December 06, 2020, 05:57:53 pm »
Yeah, that was nuts.  Good race. 

Bottas must be massively concerned...   a replacement driver kicked his ass.

Bottas keeps blowing starts and putting himself behind the eight ball at the beginning. He might have walked away with it if he had a good start and the pit crews didn't royally screw it up.

If Hamilton retires, what do you think about Perez and Russell in the Mercedes for 2022?
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« Reply #114 on: December 07, 2020, 01:53:02 pm »
Bottas keeps blowing starts and putting himself behind the eight ball at the beginning. He might have walked away with it if he had a good start and the pit crews didn't royally screw it up.

If Hamilton retires, what do you think about Perez and Russell in the Mercedes for 2022?

I want someone in Merc while Hamilton is still there who has the potential to actually beat him.  Merc doesn’t want that though...   they have the best of combination for them...  Hamilton the clear favourite, but with a wingman fast enough to help get them the Constructor’s. 

I like both those drivers a lot though!!  Perez deserves to stay in F1 with a big team, and Russell deserves something better than Williams.
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« Reply #115 on: December 11, 2020, 10:13:58 am »
Alonso takes his old Renault around Yas Marina this weekend. Boy do I miss those cars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpgv1iN9HR8
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