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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2020, 01:46:56 pm »
Verstappen and Red Bull make Mercedes look vulnerable. Great strategy and a great driver.

Vulnerable is a strong word. 

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Stroll is fine, his dad owns the team.

Not talking about his place on the team.  I want the Canadian kid to be a great driver....   

He had a decent race today, but not outstanding.

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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2020, 04:12:12 pm »
Vulnerable is a strong word. 

Not talking about his place on the team.  I want the Canadian kid to be a great driver....   

He had a decent race today, but not outstanding.
They certainly look vulnerable when it comes to tire degradation. Hamilton had fewer laps ont his tires at the end but they were completely trashed compared  to Verstappenís

I would like to see Stroll do well too. He has shown he can drive and won championships in F3 but moving up to F1 is like going from junior to the NHL and this is his third season in F1.
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2020, 05:01:48 pm »
Spanish GP is this weekend from Barcelona.  Not the best track generally, but given the heat and Mercedesí issues with their tyres in hotter temps, it should make for a good race.

https://www.racefans.net/2020/08/13/later-date-for-spanish-grand-prix-means-three-hot-days-ahead/


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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2020, 11:41:00 am »
Spanish GP is this weekend from Barcelona.  Not the best track generally, but given the heat and Mercedesí issues with their tyres in hotter temps, it should make for a good race.

https://www.racefans.net/2020/08/13/later-date-for-spanish-grand-prix-means-three-hot-days-ahead/

Not my favourite track either but better than Paul Ricard and it's stupid painted off zones.
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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2020, 12:57:40 pm »
Not a bad race..  not the most exciting.... 

Great start and result for the Canadian Lance Stroll. 
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2020, 01:25:08 pm »
Mercedes tyre troubles were supposed to give Red Bull an advantage today, didn't happen. After Verstappen's Red Bull, Racing Point the best of the rest. Solid race for Stroll. Finally a good race for Vettel.
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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2020, 05:42:56 pm »
"Stroll is the son of billionaire Canadian businessman Lawrence Stroll "

Just thinking some nepotism may be involved here...  :o

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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2020, 07:10:35 pm »
"Stroll is the son of billionaire Canadian businessman Lawrence Stroll "

Just thinking some nepotism may be involved here...  :o
Of course, he owns a good share of the team and is the chairman of Aston Martin. The team will b rebranded Aston Martin.

The kid is a good driver though. It takes big bucks to get into F1 unless you are taken on as a development driver by one of the big buck teams. Strolls teammate Perez is sponsored by a couple of Mexican telecom companies.  Nicholas Latifi is the son another Montreal billionaire, the owner of Sofina foods. His dad also owns a chunk of McLaren.
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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2020, 09:17:30 pm »
Williams sold to Dorilton Capital. Will retain the name but the end of an era. A sad end to the last family owned F! team. 
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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2020, 01:15:59 pm »
Spa this weekend, the world's greatest road course.
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« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2020, 10:02:54 pm »
Italian Grand Prix from the historic Monza track is this weekend.    I bet Ferrari are happy not to have fans at the track this year given their ineptitude. 

Great track though that usually offers up some great racing. 



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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2020, 10:07:37 pm »
The first race where teams have to use the same engine mode for the whole weekend. No more party modes for qualifying and it will be interesting to see how it affects the grids. Renault looked quite strong last weekend and Monza is another high speed track.
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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2020, 11:52:44 pm »
The first race where teams have to use the same engine mode for the whole weekend. No more party modes for qualifying and it will be interesting to see how it affects the grids. Renault looked quite strong last weekend and Monza is another high speed track.

Iím of the opinion that there should be A LOT less electronics, drive modes, etc in F1 cars.  Itís crazy.  I think they should get rid of tire sensors...  make them manage the race by driver feel.  Race engineers telling drivers when to do every little thing is getting ridiculous, imo.

Not to take away from Norrisí last 2 laps of this race, since every driver is coached like this probably, but this video shows how ridiculous it is now...

https://youtu.be/XgXo0509S28

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« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2020, 08:40:22 am »
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« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2020, 09:07:51 am »
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