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Posted 14 November 2021 - 07:38 AM

And $50,000 fine for Max touching the rear wing…

Vettel joking over the radio, maybe he’ll touch the front wing… it might be worth $25,000 :rofl:



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Posted 14 November 2021 - 07:47 AM

And then the sprint race, where it really shows how far ahead RB and Mercedes are…

Lewis all the way up to 5th from the back of the grid in 24 laps, and the gap from 2-3 place being basically 20 seconds…



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Posted 15 November 2021 - 03:17 PM

Dominant performance from Lewis. That rear squat to stall the wing thing is letting them run some big wing angles without compromising top speed and it's going to be pretty effective anywhere there is a long straight and DRS.

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Posted 15 November 2021 - 07:02 PM

Exciting race. I was surprised Verstappen got away with the turn 4 incident.



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Posted 16 November 2021 - 02:35 PM

Any body think RB might take a new engine for the extra hp advantage within the next few races?

5 place grid penalty isn’t going to hurt that much if you can crank the engine up a bit. 



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Posted 16 November 2021 - 02:45 PM

Any body think RB might take a new engine for the extra hp advantage within the next few races?

5 place grid penalty isn’t going to hurt that much if you can crank the engine up a bit. 

Unless they have an engine with like an additional 50hp it would seem too risky to me. Verstappen took a new engine not that long ago I thought.



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Posted 16 November 2021 - 04:11 PM

He did. But with what, 3 races left, having an engine you can run at 100% for the remainder of the season because you dont have to think about reliability of having to last 8 races. Might be worth a shot.

To be clear, I mean the engine only, which is a 5 place grid penalty. Not the power supply unit which is a bigger hit.

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 06:03 PM

Oh, first Chinese driver in F1. Not that excited though - it's not like he's been setting F2 on fire (after 3 tries)...



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Posted 17 November 2021 - 02:41 AM

He did. But with what, 3 races left, having an engine you can run at 100% for the remainder of the season because you dont have to think about reliability of having to last 8 races. Might be worth a shot.

To be clear, I mean the engine only, which is a 5 place grid penalty. Not the power supply unit which is a bigger hit.


I'm not sure a new engine would be worth that much alone, at least not for RB.

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 02:43 AM

Oh, first Chinese driver in F1. Not that excited though - it's not like he's been setting F2 on fire (after 3 tries)...

We'll Oscar Piastri was already a Renault academy driver, so he wasn't an option. That's such a shame some talent like that has to sit and wait while Mazespin and Zhou have seats. My guess is the marketing opportunity in a huge market was a big deciding factor

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Posted 18 November 2021 - 01:21 AM

 

I think he deserves a penalty for that.



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Posted 21 November 2021 - 07:15 PM

Again, Lewis and Max are untouchable. Like no where even close to the rest of the field.

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 07:26 PM

My appreciation of Hamilton is increasing - always thought he was a fair driver, seems like he makes a really conscious effort to be extra "clean"

 

I also get the feeling that Hamilton just might win his 8th title, as much as I'd like to see someone else finally win.






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