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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.


Some say he can see air.
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« Reply #229 on: August 01, 2021, 02:32:59 pm »
Great outcome of the Hungarian GP today!  Ocon winning was awesome! 

But what a foolhardy start by Bottas!  Takes out a McLaren and both Red Bulls to give his teammate what shouldíve been an easy romp to the checkered flag.

If Mercedes gives him a seat next year, itíll be shocking!

Stroll was equally as bad as Bottas with that start.

Alonso got his teammate the win by holding off Hamilton enough.  Great drive by Alonso!
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« Reply #230 on: August 01, 2021, 06:27:04 pm »
Awful beginning but some of the best racing of the year at a track where you don't expect it. Red Bull must be looking forward to the break after the last two races.
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« Reply #231 on: August 01, 2021, 07:45:43 pm »
Great result for Alpine all the way around. Ocon drove like a pro and Alonso holding off Hamilton was a treat to watch.

Great to see Vettel back on the podium, the most interesting driver in F1 IMO. I guess he is getting flack from the officials about wearing his rainbow tee shirt during the anthems. Said he doesn't give a crap.
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« Reply #232 on: August 01, 2021, 08:00:50 pm »
Vettel trivia.

He names all his cars after women. His current Aston Martin is called Honey Ryder, Ursula Andress's character in Dr. No.
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« Reply #233 on: September 05, 2021, 02:04:06 pm »
After a rain-out at Spa, a relatively entertaining race at Maxís home race in Netherlands in which he wins.  Interesting track, but not a very conducive track for passing. 

Usually the anthems are canned, but for the Dutch anthem, they had a live singer.  The woman who sang it did an amazing jobÖ. I didnít know Netherlands had such an interesting anthem.

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« Reply #234 on: September 12, 2021, 11:05:21 pm »
Wow!  What a race.

McLaren 1-2. 

Total idiocy that Verstappen gets a 3 place grid penalty for the crash with Ha,intoned.  Not sure what the stewards are smoking.