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2014 - Round 03 - FORMULA 1 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX


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#1 vietlol

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:32 AM

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oh boy another Merc 1-2 unless one of them retires

only interesting part of this race is that according to Ant this is the most demanding circuit in terms of fuel on the whole calendar

Fred got this, fire kimi etc.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:23 PM

Fred got this, fire kimi etc.


Kimi P6, Fred P10 in quali :mamoru:
It's amazing how fast and easy to drive the Mercs are, they are in a class of their own. Kinda like RedBull for the past few years, except they have 2 fast drivers instead of just a Vettel.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:58 PM

Should be a Mercedes walk over

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:21 AM

I will say one thing, Bahrain looks stunning in the twilight and at night.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:04 PM

Aside from the Mercedes domination, lots of close racing all around.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:16 PM

Maldonadowned.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:25 PM

Maldonadowned.

Only a 5 place grid penalty and 3 points?

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:41 PM

Incredible racing from the front to the back. LH and NR will be fun to watch all season but I'm sure it will boil over if/when they collide. Although at this point I'm not sure it's going to be an "if" anymore...

It was interesting to see how all the teams were basically driving together as well, showing that this generation of drivers are really strong and are pretty much driving to the limits of the car itself. Having said that, Malanado is just a fucking idiot.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:49 PM

Damn that was a spectacular race. But fuck Maldanado, his ass needs to have his license revoked.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:46 AM

Season summed up

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:18 PM

That was a really good race. The last 10 laps the Mercs were pulling away at roughly 2 seconds per laps. No one has a chance. I'm starting to like the Nico/Hamilton battles as long as they keep it clean and have fun. Once one of them starts bitching on the radio it'll be over.

Also looks like Vettels got Webbers car and all the reliability issues this year. Ric has surprised me. Funny seeing all the teams basically running in pairs.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:24 PM

That was a really good race. The last 10 laps the Mercs were pulling away at roughly 2 seconds per laps. No one has a chance. I'm starting to like the Nico/Hamilton battles as long as they keep it clean and have fun. Once one of them starts bitching on the radio it'll be over.

Also looks like Vettels got Webbers car and all the reliability issues this year. Ric has surprised me. Funny seeing all the teams basically running in pairs.


Oh there will be bitching...this is the WDC on the line after all, but as long as they don't wreck each other, I'm fine with it.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:43 PM

What a fun closing 10 laps. I feel like we're about 20 minutes into a good movie...the Nico and Hamilton tension is doing nothing but escalate, and one of them is going to do something villainous or stupid very soon.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:57 PM

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What can he expect when they've given the drivers FI4Ts?

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:14 PM

What can he expect when they've given the drivers FI4Ts?

It looks like a Ferrari with DRS is only as fast as a Williams/FI without DRS in a straight line. The deficit is pretty bad. Not sure they can claw that back without Montezuma's fist banging at Bernie's desk and a rule change.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:03 PM

It looks like a Ferrari with DRS is only as fast as a Williams/FI without DRS in a straight line. The deficit is pretty bad. Not sure they can claw that back without Montezuma's fist banging at Bernie's desk and a rule change.


It's amazing how much they are losing on the straights, they are pretty good in the corners though.

Still nobody can beat Merc this year, even if they are caught they will have built up such a huge buffer it will be impossible to overhaul.

Only hope is that next year everyone catches up and Honda builds a good PU.

Also hope the Nico-Lewis fight is good, so far I think it's been pretty one sided though.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:47 PM

Wait, Ricciardo got a 10 place grid penalty for leaving his pitstop when his team told him to, and Maldonado only gets 5???

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

Wait, Ricciardo got a 10 place grid penalty for leaving his pitstop when his team told him to, and Maldonado only gets 5???

Doesn't matter if they give him 5 or 10 place grid penalty, he is starting DFL either way.

I'd bet he'll just start from the pit lane

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:04 AM

That was a really good race. The last 10 laps the Mercs were pulling away at roughly 2 seconds per laps. No one has a chance. I'm starting to like the Nico/Hamilton battles as long as they keep it clean and have fun. Once one of them starts bitching on the radio it'll be over.

Also looks like Vettels got Webbers car and all the reliability issues this year. Ric has surprised me. Funny seeing all the teams basically running in pairs.

the Mercs are surely fast, but then again they were on fresh rubber right after the safety car, where as the rest of the pack was stuck in behind the Force Indias who were on the two-stop strategy and used tires.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:05 AM

Doesn't matter if they give him 5 or 10 place grid penalty, he is starting DFL either way.

I'd bet he'll just start from the pit lane

They should make him start from the parking lot.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:15 AM

It's amazing how much they are losing on the straights, they are pretty good in the corners though.

I thought they were complaining about traction out of the corners, which would also hinder their straightline speed.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:11 AM

I thought they were complaining about traction out of the corners, which would also hinder their straightline speed.


Traction seems pretty bad as well.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 11:03 PM

They need Tenneco's Kinetic H2 suspension to improve traction :mamoru:

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:29 AM

Solution is obvious

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 02:24 AM

Solution is obvious

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Fixed :mamoru:




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