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Old 21st Nov 2018, 20:57
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I hate to admit it, but I doubt the Schumacher's family would be quite so closed mouthed is the news about Michael was good
https://www.gptours.com/mobile_news....=news&id=21803
Even Mick Schumacher's closest racing friends know nothing about the condition of the 19-year-old F3 champion's famous father.
Plus a good shot at Mad Max and his old man...
"He is nothing like Max Verstappen, who cares about nothing and nobody and just wants to win. Mick has been brought up properly," Nielsen added.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 11:26
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Robert Kubica: Polish driver to make F1 comeback with Williams in 2019

I hope it works out well for him. I suspect he won't be the same as before - I was quite certain he was a world champion in waiting before his accident.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 12:15
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I think that is a mistake, although the car is so slow we will never know unless George is light speed ahead which I suspect.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 12:36
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Max and Ocon, Senna and Irvine. Interesting how these Prima donnas have an inflated sense of their own importance
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/f...at-suzuka.html
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 15:14
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So Lewis does it again - that Q2 lap was just stunning, with 7/10ths in hand over anyone on the same tyre, and then >3/10ths faster than vettel on Q3 as well. And with only Bottas and Vettel likely to match the tyre strategy it looks like he's in good form for tomorrow...

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Old 24th Nov 2018, 23:12
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The stewards decided that no punishment was necessary for either driver, after Grosjean explained that he had had no warning from his team of Gasly's approach.
Instead he turned into the corner, somewhat off the racing line but in doing so came into contact with car 10, which was on a push lap, and was unable to avoid it due to the very high speed differential.
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 02:58
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Originally Posted by Andy_S View Post
Robert Kubica: Polish driver to make F1 comeback with Williams in 2019

I hope it works out well for him. I suspect he won't be the same as before - I was quite certain he was a world champion in waiting before his accident.
I'd rather F1 kept Ocon that bring Kubica back. He was clearly a real talent before the accident but I just can't see how he can be as good as Ocon promises to be
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 15:22
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So now Max seems to have reset the rules. It's OK to shove other cars out of your way going round corners. Was Ricciardo told to hold back, I wonder? He was so much faster.
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 15:27
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The real race was between Perez, ex Sauber and Leclerc, nearly ex Sauber, for the Constructors Championship.
Look forward to seeing Leclerc in the Ferrari next year.
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 16:11
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Is Valtteri, perhaps, considering his future?
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 16:57
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix View Post
So now Max seems to have reset the rules. It's OK to shove other cars out of your way going round corners.
I think there was a little bit of payback for Brazil going on there...... (Or were you talking about the move on Valteri Bottas).

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Was Ricciardo told to hold back, I wonder? He was so much faster.
Christian Horner, on C4's coverage, was asked this 10 or so laps before the end and didn't really give a direct answer, preferring to agree that they needed to avoid a Baku style event.

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Is Valtteri, perhaps, considering his future?
I can't see him getting anything better than his current gig, to be honest. He's a good driver, but no better than many other good drivers on the grid. He really should be doing better with the equipment at his disposal - he seems OK on a single qualifying lap but so often tends to lose his way during the actual race.
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 17:02
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Originally Posted by Andy_S View Post
Christian Horner, on C4's coverage, was asked this 10 or so laps before the end and didn't really give a direct answer, preferring to agree that they needed to avoid a Baku style event.
They've already made it clear previously that Max was their No1 driver over Danny Ric. It's no surprise if they do that again, they don't care about DR and Horner's radio message after the race to Ricciardo couldn't have sounded any more hollow if he tried
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 17:43
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix View Post
So now Max seems to have reset the rules. It's OK to shove other cars out of your way going round corners. Was Ricciardo told to hold back, I wonder? He was so much faster.
Whether Vettel, Verstappen, or Ricciardo only Alonso comes remotely close to Lewis Hamilton. Yes they might be quick over a few laps or even a race or two but over a season, none of them have anything like the same desire drive determination or blistering speed of Lewis.

Leclerc could be interesting though.
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 19:18
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Loved the way Lewis and SV formed up Alonso and escorted onto the final straight and did wheelies till the smoke filled the stands - then climbed out and left their cars there instead of Park Ferme for the interviews, including Alonso.

Class by all three, in the best sense of the word.
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 20:50
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Oh well, only 110 long days until first practice in Melbourne and the 2019 season starts.
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 21:53
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LH did a piece to camera where he outlined the things that he has concentrated on to ensure that he is a 'better person' - which includes improving his image (to the public) and 'chilling out' and not allowing anger to affect his responses on the track.

Maybe SV should watch and learn . . .
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 22:13
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Leclerec is one to watch for the future, he is talent, but for me I just cannot understand the attitude towards Ocon, he has impressed me no end and is developing. Mercedes has recognised that, just a shame William's haven't, I for one cannot understand bringing Kubica back, for one he is ageing so does not have the long term prospects and judging on watching his past racing I cannot see the advantage.
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 22:55
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Leclerec is one to watch for the future, he is talent, but for me I just cannot understand the attitude towards Ocon, he has impressed me no end and is developing. Mercedes has recognised that, just a shame William's haven't,
I think perhaps there's a case for saying he would be wasted at Williams, and that it might be better both for himself and his masters at Mercedes to keep him in reserve in the hope that a better drive becomes available.
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Old 26th Nov 2018, 07:17
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Is Valtteri, perhaps, considering his future?
Don't dismiss the 'unintended consequence' of forcing him to pull over and let Lewis win in Russia. That sort of thing simply destroys a drivers confidence and drive. Think about how many races Massa won or was in a position to win before "Fernando is faster", compared to after.
Loved the way Lewis and SV formed up Alonso and escorted onto the final straight and did wheelies till the smoke filled the stands - then climbed out and left their cars there instead of Park Ferme for the interviews, including Alonso.
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Old 26th Nov 2018, 10:21
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Don't dismiss the 'unintended consequence' of forcing him to pull over and let Lewis win in Russia. That sort of thing simply destroys a drivers confidence and drive. Think about how many races Massa won or was in a position to win before "Fernando is faster", compared to after.
So true... it basically destroys a drivers mojo, they lose their racing instinct and never recover from it.

I think Mercedes have more to blame than Bottas. They cost themselves 3rd place in the Drivers championship and ended up 5th. Lewis was ALWAYS going to win the championship, and they could have had 1st & 3rd, but instead they messed with Bottas, perhaps ruined him permanently as a driver, and ended up behind Kimi AND Max in the final standings.
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