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Offline wilber

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« Reply #225 on: July 19, 2021, 11:08:11 am »
Hamilton totally took Max out.

Isn't it pathetic that there are only really two teams that can even compete at winning a race? Give a Ferrari a gigantic head start and it'll still lose to a Mercedes that was in a crash.

Hamilton didn't reduce lock to move toward Verstappen, he held his line but shouldn't have tried that pass in the first place. He passed Leclerc in the same place at the end of the race.

I'm really hoping next year with the spending cap and different cars will make things more competitive.
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« Reply #226 on: July 19, 2021, 04:43:27 pm »
Hamilton totally took Max out.

Isn't it pathetic that there are only really two teams that can even compete at winning a race? Give a Ferrari a gigantic head start and it'll still lose to a Mercedes that was in a crash.

F1 has almost always been thus.  But we seem to be in an era where a team dominates for longer time spans.  I think itís because of the money spent.  I agree with Wilber that the spending caps should help this somewhat.

During Schumacherís reign, Ferrari and McLaren were the top teams with the other competitors significantly behind.  Then it switched to McLaren for a spell, with Ferrari close behind. 

Red Bull dominated significantly with Vettel for 4 years, before Merc took over for the last several seasons.


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« Reply #227 on: July 19, 2021, 06:21:11 pm »
Williams was dominant for a long time. Before that Lotus, Tyrrell in the 70's with Jackie Stewart. But that was before the monster budgets. Back in the seventies Walter Wolfe said it cost about a million dollars to run a car with a top driver for one season. The damage to Verstappen's car alone will be a lot more than that.
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« Reply #228 on: July 19, 2021, 06:26:15 pm »
Interesting that Adrian Newey has designed championship wining cars for Williams, McLaren and Red Bull. Looks like he might have another winner this year.
His cars have also won Indy 500's and CART championships.


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