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« Reply #135 on: March 07, 2021, 08:30:57 pm »
Testing starts Friday. Should be interesting.
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« Reply #136 on: March 13, 2021, 06:17:13 pm »
Testing starts Friday. Should be interesting.

Is Mercedes sandbagging it so far?

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« Reply #137 on: March 13, 2021, 06:25:52 pm »
Is Mercedes sandbagging it so far?

Who knows it's testing. Bottas was quickest today and Hamilton was near the bottom. They made some big aero changes to their floor because of the new regs. What works in the wind tunnel doesn't always work on the road.
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« Reply #138 on: March 26, 2021, 09:39:56 pm »
First F1 race of the year this weekend. 

One thing I donít like about F1 is their penchant to go to countries that are undemocratic and with poor human rights records.  This move to the Middle East, Russia, Azerbaijan shouldnít be happening. 

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« Reply #139 on: March 26, 2021, 10:36:55 pm »
I wonder how qualifying will compare to practice today. The Red Bull looked very composed and Verstappen was quickest. Hamilton was close behind but the Merc looks harder to drive. Norris was pretty speedy.
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« Reply #140 on: March 27, 2021, 02:26:14 am »
I wonder how qualifying will compare to practice today. The Red Bull looked very composed and Verstappen was quickest. Hamilton was close behind but the Merc looks harder to drive. Norris was pretty speedy.

Hard to say....   looking forward to it.  I really hope a couple teams have caught up to the Merc. 

What would be kind of amusing, and sad, would be to see Perez be as far behind Verstappen as Albon and Gasly were.  I think thatís what I am looking at the most in the first few races. 

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« Reply #141 on: March 27, 2021, 09:09:11 am »
Hopefully it is just Perez getting used to a new car. He had been driving what was basically last years Merc. The RB must be a bit of a change. Hopefully we will see more from Alonso as well. Occon is quicker right now and the Alpine looks pretty squirrelly.
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« Reply #142 on: March 27, 2021, 01:33:08 pm »
Hopefully it is just Perez getting used to a new car. He had been driving what was basically last years Merc. The RB must be a bit of a change. Hopefully we will see more from Alonso as well. Occon is quicker right now and the Alpine looks pretty squirrelly.

That was bad for Perez.  Terrible.  They shouldíve sent him out on softs though.

Max is killing it. 

Ferrari did ok....  better than expected, but not great. 

Aston is mid-pack.  I was hoping for better.

Tsunoda killed it in Q1, then disappeared in Q2.  That was a bummer.   Gasly in  the Alpha Tauri did very well though.

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« Reply #143 on: March 27, 2021, 05:44:38 pm »
Might be an interesting race tomorrow. Mercedes still has some work to do.
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« Reply #144 on: March 27, 2021, 08:17:44 pm »
The Honda engine seems to have the upper hand now, the RB and Alpha Tauri are very quick on the straights and Newey is the most gifted designer since Chapman. It's only qualifying for the first race but RB is looking awfully good.
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« Reply #145 on: March 28, 2021, 12:41:07 pm »
Great drive by Hamilton and oh-so-close for Max.  Great race. 

Bottas wasnít happy after the race with race strategy;  Seems Merc wanted him to pick up the scraps, but not go for the win.

Itíll be an interesting year. 

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« Reply #146 on: March 28, 2021, 03:26:00 pm »
Awesome race, might be the best season in years. Botas was snake bit again, Mercedes need to work on their pit stops, they are giving RB at least three seconds a race even when they donít screw them up. He had four year to go head to head with Hamilton in the best car, now beating Red Bull is the priority.

Hamilton just showed he isnít a multiple champion just because he had a great car.

I guess it is Sir Lewis  now.
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