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      Keith Singleton
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      Reply #4100: Oct 02, 2017 08:34:13 am
      Listening to Hammys comments after the race has left me really concerned for the remainder of the year and more importantly next! He states with the new changes with Ferrari & Red Bull Mercedes are currently miles behind.  :f_wah:

      Frankly/ Racer, have you guys any idea what the problem is?
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      Reply #4101: Oct 02, 2017 08:38:35 am
      Listening to Hammys comments after the race has left me really concerned for the remainder of the year and more importantly next! He states with the new changes with Ferrari & Red Bull Mercedes are currently miles behind.  :f_wah:

      Frankly/ Racer, have you guys any idea what the problem is?

      Race pace, Merc have been caught up by Ferrari & Redbull but I think Merc have an ace up their sleeves with future upgrades...

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      Reply #4102: Oct 02, 2017 12:52:35 pm
      Race pace, Merc have been caught up by Ferrari & Redbull but I think Merc have an ace up their sleeves with future upgrades...



      Please god your right Shabs
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      Reply #4103: Oct 05, 2017 07:06:59 pm
      Listening to Hammys comments after the race has left me really concerned for the remainder of the year and more importantly next! He states with the new changes with Ferrari & Red Bull Mercedes are currently miles behind.  :f_wah:

      Frankly/ Racer, have you guys any idea what the problem is?

      Something I've thought about quite a lot recently. Since Hungary it's fair to say that Mercedes have only really been outright the fastest car in Italy. From what I recall even in Belgium, when Lewis beat Seb in a straight fight, the Ferrari was arguably the fastest on race day. And yet in that space of time Lewis has opened up a very handy lead in the championship - that says quite a lot about Lewis!

      As for Malaysia - there were far more legitimate questions to be asked given the high expectations set for them on that circuit. Mercedes screwed up a bit on the Friday of the Malaysian GP with a set of aero updates that didn't work. That pretty much lost them the whole of Friday. On top of that it's been said that the Mercs struggle to make their tyres work in hot conditions and given Malaysia's extreme conditions that might also have been a reason.

      Mercedes and Hamilton are probably playing up their problems a bit in order to not allow complacency to seep in and are right to do so. That said it is remarkable just how diva like the Merc car is! When all things are right it's peak is higher than the rest by far (as shown by the performances at Silverstone and Italy) but it's capable of putting some stinkers in as shown in Malaysia and Bottas's struggles. The Ferrari by comparison seems a more consistent car across all circuits.

      What Lewis has to do is just keep scoring good podiums. Time to start playing the percentages. Thanks to the maximum engine mode, the car is still an absolute beast over one lap so that'll surely help in giving grid position at the start. Aside from that take a leaf out of Nico's book from last year when he stayed out of trouble and only had to finish second to Lewis in the last few races of the season...and did with ease.

      Edit: credit to Bottas for pursuing with the faulty aero updates in Malaysia. The extra data brought in with him running themcould only have helped the team in getting to understand them a bit better. Great team work by Valtarri.
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      Reply #4104: Oct 08, 2017 07:35:03 am
      Happy Hammy Days  :clap: :champ:
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      Reply #4105: Oct 08, 2017 08:59:22 am
      What a HUGE result and what a drastic turnaround in the championship in just three races. Part self inflicted by Vettel and Ferrari (which is a shame because loads wanted to see it neck and neck) but it also says something about Lewis's immense maturity and relentlessness that he is able to capitalise on it. And it's the least he deserves because he's driving better than he's ever done. If he can win this title he'll enter a realm only Senna and Schumacher have occupied in the last 30 years. This would be his greatest title win (Seb vice versa) if he does make it.
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      Reply #4106: Oct 08, 2017 10:17:26 am
      Fat lady not singing just yet but feeling good.  ;D Won't be long before Verstappen joins him as world champion at some stage. For me he's the next Hamilton.
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      Reply #4107: Oct 08, 2017 11:58:41 am
      Fat lady not singing just yet but feeling good.  ;D Won't be long before Verstappen joins him as world champion at some stage. For me he's the next Hamilton.

      He has that ominous quality about him that Schumacher and Alonso had in that the established really fear his talent. I've never believed this about any other driver but I really believe he can be as good as Schumacher which is a scary thought!


      Lots of rumours at the moment that he could end up at Mercedes in 2019.
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      Reply #4108: Oct 08, 2017 12:26:47 pm
      He has that ominous quality about him that Schumacher and Alonso had in that the established really fear his talent. I've never believed this about any other driver but I really believe he can be as good as Schumacher which is a scary thought!


      Lots of rumours at the moment that he could end up at Mercedes in 2019.

      Wouldn't surprise me as he's the future of the current crop that are coming through. He can command the best car the way he's performing on the circuit.
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      Reply #4109: Oct 12, 2017 02:13:27 pm
      Kubica to Williams could actually happen it seems.

      https://twitter.com/Rowlinson_F1/status/918458148930883584
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      Reply #4110: Oct 14, 2017 03:18:13 pm
      MASSIVE congratulations to Lando Norris who has won the European F3 Championship at his first attempt. He is a big big talent this one. Quite fancy putting a tenner on him becoming future F1 world champion.

      http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/sport/other-sport/glastonburys-lando-norris-wins-european-626994
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      Reply #4111: Oct 21, 2017 10:15:34 pm
      Watching qualifying. Little justifies Magnussen's place in the sport. Not particularly quick, irresponsible, clumsy and just bad mannered on the track as seen in that incident with Perez.

      Grosjean his team mate ain't much better but he does have speed.
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      Reply #4112: Oct 21, 2017 10:23:17 pm
      Watching qualifying. Little justifies Magnussen's place in the sport. Not particularly quick, irresponsible, clumsy and just bad mannered on the track as seen in that incident with Perez.

      Grosjean his team mate ain't much better but he does have speed.

      He's a liability.

      What about Carlos P5 in Q1.

      Great stuff and it'll be interesting between him and Hulk next season.
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      Reply #4113: Oct 21, 2017 10:30:01 pm
      One rule I'd get rid of in F1 is the must use the Q2 tire to start the race rule.

      Just let them qualify as fast as possible and then pick what tire they want.
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      Reply #4114: Oct 21, 2017 10:38:28 pm
      One rule I'd get rid of in F1 is the must use the Q2 tire to start the race rule.

      Just let them qualify as fast as possible and then pick what tire they want.

      Strange one in a sport full of strange rules!

      Yeah - if Carlos can get this into Q3 it will be fantastic. Been a massive fan of his since he was announced into the sport and it's nice to see him in a works team now. Hopefully Renault can provide some competitive equipment from next year. You'd fully expect them to.
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      Reply #4115: Oct 21, 2017 10:40:39 pm
      Strange one in a sport full of strange rules!

      Yeah - if Carlos can get this into Q3 it will be fantastic. Been a massive fan of his since he was announced into the sport and it's nice to see him in a works team now. Hopefully Renault can provide some competitive equipment from next year. You'd fully expect them to.

      I love F1 mate just like yourself but I really would like to see them get rid of these stupid complicated rules that don't serve much purpose.

      Love Carlos as well and if Renault can develop well over the winter they have a great pair of drivers to make the most of it.
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      Reply #4116: Oct 21, 2017 10:43:59 pm
      I love F1 mate just like yourself but I really would like to see them get rid of these stupid complicated rules that don't serve much purpose.

      Love Carlos as well and of Renault can develop well over the winter they have a great pair of drivers to make the most of it.

      Absolute banzai of a lap from Carlos just then. Good effort as ever by Fernando as well. Got to say it's been quite impressive how McLaren look half decent As of late. Not a hope in hell they would have got out of Q3 if this race was at the start of the year and will probably still struggle to get points which underlines just how far back they've come from. Too little too late for Honda sadly.
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      Reply #4117: Oct 21, 2017 10:46:03 pm
      Absolute banzai of a lap from Carlos just then. Good effort as ever by Fernando as well. Got to say it's been quite impressive how McLaren look half decent As of late. Not a hope in hell they would have got out of Q3 if this race was at the start of the year and will probably still struggle to get points. Too little too late for Honda sadly.

      Alonso wringing the maximum from that car again judging by the radio.

      Great stuff.

      Looking like Ferrari are going to need Lewis to retire the car to have any chance of a win this weekend.
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      Reply #4118: Oct 21, 2017 10:49:06 pm
      Alonso wringing the maximum from that car again judging by the radio.

      Great stuff.

      Looking like Ferrari are going to need Lewis to retire the car to have any chance of a win this weekend.

      Looks like it. If Lewis can get Bottas alongside him on the grid (presuming he starts pole) then that will be a great day for him and his chances tomorrow.
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      Reply #4119: Oct 21, 2017 10:56:45 pm
      This was an awesome track before the new aggressive downforce regulations but it looks even more beastly when driven by these cars. Love that s complex in the first sector. Reminds me of Becketts complex at Silverstone.

      Probably the best new track produced since all these new venues came onto the calendar
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      Reply #4120: Oct 21, 2017 11:04:11 pm
      Wow - supreme effort by Vettel to split the Mercs. Much closer to Hamilton than I imagined as well. Toto and co might be a wee bit disappointed with that. Given the way race pace has panned out this year I half expect Seb to be the quicker driver in the race.
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      Reply #4121: Oct 21, 2017 11:04:24 pm
      This was an awesome track before the new aggressive downforce regulations but it looks even more beastly when driven by these cars. Love that s complex in the first sector. Reminds me of Becketts complex at Silverstone.

      Probably the best new track produced since all these new venues came onto the calendar

      The speed through those s bends is something to behold.

      Seb will be looking to get some sort of advantage up that hill into turn one to have any hope tomorrow.
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      Reply #4122: Oct 21, 2017 11:08:48 pm
      The speed through those s bends is something to behold.

      Seb will be looking to get some sort of advantage up that hill into turn one to have any hope tomorrow.

      It'll be fascinating to see how it pans out. I think Seb will have the race pace to win tomorrow and might not have to take Hamilton immediately. That said, Lewis has defended the lead well despite having the slower car than the man behind him on a few occasions this year - Belgium being a prime example!
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      Reply #4123: Oct 22, 2017 07:49:17 pm
      Thank f**k for f1.

      Don't know about those boxing intros though.
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      Reply #4124: Oct 22, 2017 07:58:59 pm
      Thank f**k for f1.

      Don't know about those boxing intros though.

      Yeah just sat off watching the start and wondering what the f**k Michael Buffer was doing there.

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