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« Reply #195 on: June 05, 2021, 11:23:23 pm »
I like the course as well, scenic and a lot better racing than Monaco. Really looking forward to the race.
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« Reply #196 on: June 06, 2021, 02:35:35 pm »
What a race.  Crazy ending. Max must have been so relieved to see that Hamilton messed up and lost all his points. 

Poor Lance…. Tire failure after such a great race.   Vettel was fantastic as well. 

Alonso’s restart at the end was epic…. Gained 4 places!

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« Reply #197 on: June 06, 2021, 04:25:55 pm »
Another crazy Baku race. We need more like that. Hamilton was unlucky with the pit stop and then got a bit too greedy at the end. Verstappen just plain unlucky. Perez, cool and steady. Very happy for Vettel, hope it is a sign of things to come.  Scary high speed crashes.
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« Reply #198 on: June 06, 2021, 04:45:36 pm »
Sounds like Lewis accidentally hit the brake bias switch so all he had was front brakes going into that corner. Finger trouble.
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« Reply #199 on: June 06, 2021, 10:16:03 pm »
Bottas was awful today….   At a track where passing is possible, in the (supposedly) fastest car on the grid, he went backward from 10th.  Ugly, ugly result.

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« Reply #200 on: June 07, 2021, 09:45:14 am »
So many people, I know, are huge F1 fans nowadays.

I've heard it's because of the Netflix Series.

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« Reply #201 on: June 07, 2021, 11:59:56 am »
F1 has come a long way from when I anxiously waited for the latest issue of Road and Track with Rob Walker's account of the latest races.
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« Reply #202 on: June 20, 2021, 01:13:27 pm »
Very entertaining French Grand Prix today. 

Mercedes messed up…. They are so intent on not having Bottas beat Hamilton that they didn’t give Bottas a chance to win when he wanted to come in for a 2nd pitstop. 

Midfield race was great too.  Lots of passing.  Different strategies. 

Stroll had a GREAT race…. From the back to 10th and a final point.
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« Reply #203 on: June 20, 2021, 09:02:47 pm »
Mercedes blew it. After getting burned on the undercut they passed up a chance to do the same to RB. Hamilton was just a sitting duck out there on old tires.
Bottas must be really pissed, he told his engineer this was going to happen. Maybe Merc should listen to their drivers a bit more. Mercedes can't make these mistakes if the are going to beat RB this year.

Stroll done good, the team done good. Great day for McLaren as the best of the rest. Looks like Ricciardo, Vettel and Alonso are getting to grips with their new cars and staring to show their old form. 

This is going to be the most interesting year since Nico retired.
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« Reply #204 on: June 20, 2021, 09:35:18 pm »
Mercedes blew it. After getting burned on the undercut they passed up a chance to do the same to RB. Hamilton was just a sitting duck out there on old tires.
Bottas must be really pissed, he told his engineer this was going to happen. Maybe Merc should listen to their drivers a bit more. Mercedes can't make these mistakes if the are going to beat RB this year.

I think they maximized Hamilton’s points (2nd).  If they stopped Bottas twice, he had a good chance of beating Hamilton.  If they pitted them both twice, Max probably would’ve been in the lead anyway, as they pitted 1st. 

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Stroll done good, the team done good. Great day for McLaren as the best of the rest. Looks like Ricciardo, Vettel and Alonso are getting to grips with their new cars and staring to show their old form. 

This is going to be the most interesting year since Nico retired.

I was super stoked for Lance.  Great drive.  They din’t show any of his passes on TV, but he had to do a lot of on-track passing to get up there.

Ferrari did poorly….   They sure are suited to a very particular type of track!  From poll position to the bottom in 1 race! 

I sure like Nico as one of the talking-heads…. He’s great.  I always cheered for him when he drove.

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« Reply #205 on: June 20, 2021, 10:15:44 pm »
Jimmie Johnson sucks at Indycar.

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« Reply #206 on: June 21, 2021, 09:46:18 am »
Jimmie Johnson sucks at Indycar.

Sure, but ... is he getting better ? 

How exciting will your retirement hobbies be ?

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« Reply #207 on: June 21, 2021, 11:38:01 am »
Sure, but ... is he getting better ? 

How exciting will your retirement hobbies be ?

Expensive hobby but it's not my money.
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Re: Auto Racing
« Reply #208 on: June 21, 2021, 11:43:09 am »
I think they maximized Hamilton’s points (2nd).  If they stopped Bottas twice, he had a good chance of beating Hamilton.  If they pitted them both twice, Max probably would’ve been in the lead anyway, as they pitted 1st. 


But if they had two stopped the Mercedes at least they could have had a chance of racing at the end instead of just waiting to be picked off by Max and Cheko.
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« Reply #209 on: June 21, 2021, 05:47:26 pm »
Expensive hobby but it's not my money.
Not his either.  Actually, it's kind of yours if you buy the products that he's pushing on the side of his car