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#176 Shi

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Posted 04 September 2021 - 09:03 PM

Giovinazzi did really well. Making a good case for staying on the grid next year.



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Posted 05 September 2021 - 07:09 AM

wtf - kimi retires and gets covid, kubica takes his seat and shits the bed in qualifying??!!?!?  Am I missing anything else?



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Posted 05 September 2021 - 08:40 PM

Mercedes telling Bottas to abort fastest lap attempt :rofl:



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Posted 06 September 2021 - 12:15 AM

Mercedes telling Bottas to abort fastest lap attempt :rofl:

I get it but man… demoralizing



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Posted 06 September 2021 - 01:05 AM

I wish Botas hadn't let off and taken the fastest lap...  



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Posted 06 September 2021 - 06:06 PM

I get it but man demoralizing

They knew Lewis was going to slap on fresh softs and go for a last lap dash, I think that call to abort was really unnecessary

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 06:07 PM

Giovinazzi did really well. Making a good case for staying on the grid next year.

Why does it seem like he always drives a bit faster during contract renewal time? Why not just make that the baseline?

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 06:33 PM

Bottas to Sauber, Russel to Mercedes, wonder who'll get the 2nd seats at Alfa and Williams.



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Posted 06 September 2021 - 06:44 PM

Bottas to Sauber, Russel to Mercedes, wonder who'll get the 2nd seats at Alfa and Williams.

Albon should get the seat at Williams unless Toto blocks it. I agree with Binotto that engine suppliers shouldn't dictate who their customer team chooses to have as drivers, but a bit rich coming from Ferrari and using Haas for the FCA drivers.

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 10:41 PM

They knew Lewis was going to slap on fresh softs and go for a last lap dash, I think that call to abort was really unnecessary

the thing about Bottas is that he is clearly number 2… he’s very much mathematically been in the hunt for several seasons, but he’s always been asked/told to slow down and let Lewis get the most points very early in every season. And year to years contracts every season? Talk about stability. 



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Posted 08 September 2021 - 02:08 PM

Kimi to retire at the end of 2021... new rumors
 - Russel to Mercedes
 - Bottas to Alfa
 - Albon to Williams
 
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Posted 08 September 2021 - 06:23 PM

:eek3:

It was almost not a silly season.



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Posted 08 September 2021 - 08:41 PM

It was almost not a silly season.

 

The part that's a bit questionable is why in all the Williams announcements about the signings is that Albon is wearing an Alpha Tauri shirt... but he's the reserve / test driver for Red Bull...

Curious as to the release cause on that one...



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Posted 12 September 2021 - 02:58 PM

Well that was a surprising race :eek3:



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Posted 12 September 2021 - 05:00 PM

Great race, but this is fucking bullshit...

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Posted 12 September 2021 - 05:45 PM

Lame.

But that said, who had a McLaren 1-2, with Bottas on the podium after starting from the back on their bingo card?

Where did McLaren get that pace? Straight line and through the curves. What? :eek3:

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Posted 12 September 2021 - 06:41 PM

Lame.

But that said, who had a McLaren 1-2, with Bottas on the podium after starting from the back on their bingo card?

Where did McLaren get that pace? Straight line and through the curves. What? :eek3:

I think it was more of a bad track for high rake cars and uncharacteristically off pace Mercedes, plus super difficult to overtake. Gap between Ferrari and McLaren was pretty consistent to other races and had max got the jump on the start I think he would have won by 30sec.




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