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« Reply #90 on: November 14, 2020, 02:20:45 pm »
Holy Moly, Stroll on poll in Turkey. The kid can drive in the rain. Perez P3. Good day for Racing Point.
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« Reply #91 on: November 14, 2020, 08:14:46 pm »
Holy Moly, Stroll on poll in Turkey. The kid can drive in the rain. Perez P3. Good day for Racing Point.

That was awesome!  Way to go Lance!  Wow!!  That should put a lot of the doubts to bed...  he needs to find consistency, but he can definitely bring it.... 

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« Reply #92 on: November 15, 2020, 01:43:19 pm »
That was awesome!  Way to go Lance!  Wow!!  That should put a lot of the doubts to bed...  he needs to find consistency, but he can definitely bring it....

Awesome race. Another Hamilton master drive, good to see Perez and Vettel on the podium again. Wrong tires at the wrong time really cost Stroll, he was so strong when it was still raining. That Turkish F-16 put on the best pre race airshow ever.

Sounds like Hamilton wants to go for eight. Would anyone bet against him?
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« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2020, 07:50:24 pm »
Awesome race. Another Hamilton master drive, good to see Perez and Vettel on the podium again. Wrong tires at the wrong time really cost Stroll, he was so strong when it was still raining. That Turkish F-16 put on the best pre race airshow ever.

Sounds like Hamilton wants to go for eight. Would anyone bet against him?

WTF???   That was awful for Stroll.  Bad call by the team.

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« Reply #94 on: November 15, 2020, 07:59:23 pm »
WTF???   That was awful for Stroll.  Bad call by the team.

A bad call cost Perez a podium in the last race, maybe that will bode well for Stroll in the next.
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« Reply #95 on: November 29, 2020, 12:57:28 pm »
WTF???   That was awful for Stroll.  Bad call by the team.

Damon Hill interview of Stroll. They couldn't figure out why he was so slow after the pit stop in Turkey. After the race they found a piece of front wing missing that they couldn't see while the the car was on the track.
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« Reply #96 on: November 29, 2020, 08:35:24 pm »
Damon Hill interview of Stroll. They couldn't figure out why he was so slow after the pit stop in Turkey. After the race they found a piece of front wing missing that they couldn't see while the the car was on the track.

Yeah.  Poor Lance.  Bad luck.

He was upside down today!! 

Not as bad as Grosjean splitting his car in half in a massive fireball!   Lucky he’s alive!!   

Crazy race today.

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« Reply #97 on: November 29, 2020, 09:27:56 pm »
Yeah.  Poor Lance.  Bad luck.

He was upside down today!! 

Not as bad as Grosjean splitting his car in half in a massive fireball!   Lucky he’s alive!!   

Crazy race today.

Ya, bad break for Lance but at least he will be racing next week. Wouldn't be surprised if Hulkenberg is in a Haas next race.

An unbelievable testament to the safety of today's cars. That would not have been survivable a few years ago, the halo protected him from decapitation, the Hanns device allowed him to absorb 50+G deceleration without breaking his neck and the capsule kept him from breaking both legs. He managed to crawl out of a fireball and climb over a barrier with nothing more than second degree burns on his hands and a leg and a some broken ribs. That was the scariest crash I have seen in years. My first thought was, ****, no one is walking away from this one. A huge sigh of relief when I watched him walk to the ambulance.
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« Reply #98 on: November 30, 2020, 03:28:03 pm »
Apparently Grosjean's only injuries were burns to his hands. He hit the barrier at 137 MPH and sustained 53G.

Interest BBC article if you haven't already seen it.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/55124967
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« Reply #99 on: November 30, 2020, 08:45:01 pm »
Apparently Grosjean's only injuries were burns to his hands. He hit the barrier at 137 MPH and sustained 53G.

Interest BBC article if you haven't already seen it.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/55124967

Informative article, but a bit of a sensational headline.  There is no “soul searching” to be done... 

All there is to be done is analysis and improvement in the barriers. 

It’s an inherently dangerous sport.  There’s just no getting around that.

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« Reply #100 on: November 30, 2020, 08:49:29 pm »
Informative article, but a bit of a sensational headline.  There is no “soul searching” to be done... 

All there is to be done is analysis and improvement in the barriers. 

It’s an inherently dangerous sport.  There’s just no getting around that.

Ya, I agree the headline was a bit over the top but a good article none the less.
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« Reply #101 on: December 01, 2020, 02:20:53 pm »
Hamilton tested positive for Covid, won't be racing this weekend.

Should be a very interesting race. Hope they draft Hulkenberg to fill his seat and he finally gets a podium.
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« Reply #102 on: December 01, 2020, 02:54:38 pm »
Hamilton tested positive for Covid, won't be racing this weekend.

Should be a very interesting race. Hope they draft Hulkenberg to fill his seat and he finally gets a podium.

Bottas might actually beat his teammate this weekend....  or at least, he’s better!!!

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« Reply #103 on: December 01, 2020, 08:04:56 pm »
Bottas might actually beat his teammate this weekend....  or at least, he’s better!!!

They are just using the outer track this weekend. Long straights, not many corners.
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« Reply #104 on: December 04, 2020, 12:18:30 am »
Russell getting a shot with Mercedes this weekend. Hope the kid nails it.
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