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      Reply #4775: May 21, 2019 07:13:02 am
      Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70. Sad news, seems he was in bad health.
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      Reply #4776: May 21, 2019 10:16:33 am
      Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70. Sad news, seems he was in bad health.

      Apparently he had a lung transplant last August.

      Sad news, one of the greats. RIP
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      Reply #4777: May 21, 2019 10:59:15 am
      Very  very sad news. RIP
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      Reply #4778: May 21, 2019 11:15:18 am
      RIP Niki.
      Going to miss his honest/blunt insight.
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      Reply #4779: May 21, 2019 11:25:26 am
      RIP Niki...

      One of F1’s greats...
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      Reply #4780: May 21, 2019 06:17:39 pm
      So sad to read of the news this morning. I first learnt of Lauda in a Dorling Kindersley book on F1 that I would loan from my library seemingly ever few weeks when I was 10 upon becoming a proper obsessive of the sport. I think it was the fact that he came back from near death just weeks later to race again that made him stick out more than most. It's impossible to imagine the sort of willpower required to have done that when 99.9% of people would still be lying in the hospital bed with those sort of injuries. Heck, given that he received the last rites, most of us would have died. And yet he was back racing weeks later. It's unbelievable.

      He's the definition of bravery, fight and spirit. A legend like all the other legends from the sports golden era who is incomparable and my god how I wish I was alive back then to have seen him and his fellow stars do what they did.

      You think you hallow footballers and all that but then you get to a whole new level of respect when you read what drivers like Lauda did and had to go through. He'll be so sadly missed.

      Rest in peace Niki.
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      Reply #4781: May 23, 2019 11:10:45 am
      Just can't see Leclerc getting round this track unscathed at some time. Almost sure he's going into barriers at some stage. I'd keep a wide birth betting him.  8)
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      Reply #4782: May 23, 2019 12:50:39 pm
      these Cars are just not suited to Monaco anymore its very much a lottery and zero overtaking chances.
      Very sad about Niki Lauda what a brave man and by all accounts a very down to earth good guy.
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      Reply #4783: May 24, 2019 08:31:57 pm
      these Cars are just not suited to Monaco anymore its very much a lottery and zero overtaking chances.
      Very sad about Niki Lauda what a brave man and by all accounts a very down to earth good guy.

      And yet I love the Monaco Grand Prix! It's the sports first chance to touch its own glorious history and the imagery and glamour of that history alone makes it worthwhile in my opinion.
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      Reply #4784: May 25, 2019 10:25:02 am
      10 years since Button and Brawn won the Monaco GP.
      Now here we stand with utter Mercedes domination.
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      Reply #4785: May 25, 2019 07:53:41 pm
      10 years since Button and Brawn won the Monaco GP.
      Now here we stand with utter Mercedes domination.

      Incredible isn't it. No way this is acceptable particularly given Ferrari's strong pre season testing. Not helped by a poor showing by their lead driver. Vettel's Ferrari career is becoming defined by error after error.

      edit: Oh and they can get to f**k over the Leclerc fiasco. Appallingly suspicious treatment of the young Frenchman.
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      Reply #4786: May 26, 2019 12:39:04 pm
      Incredible isn't it. No way this is acceptable particularly given Ferrari's strong pre season testing. Not helped by a poor showing by their lead driver. Vettel's Ferrari career is becoming defined by error after error.

      edit: Oh and they can get to f**k over the Leclerc fiasco. Appallingly suspicious treatment of the young Frenchman.

      Its seems clear that the info they have means they know Leclerc is going to pass Vettel this season and all sorts of dirty dealings are going on to keep Vettel Number 1.
      Looks like a 1:2 for Mercedes unless we get Safety Cars or Rain.
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      Reply #4787: May 26, 2019 12:49:21 pm
      Incredible isn't it. No way this is acceptable particularly given Ferrari's strong pre season testing. Not helped by a poor showing by their lead driver. Vettel's Ferrari career is becoming defined by error after error.

      edit: Oh and they can get to f**k over the Leclerc fiasco. Appallingly suspicious treatment of the young Frenchman.

      Seems they are doing all they can to keep Vettel happy, even if it means hampering themselves and their other driver. If they aren’t careful then they are going to completely embarrass themselves. It’s time to move on from Vettel, he’s had his day. Losing out to Hamilton and all these mind games he’s tried to get the better of Hamilton has ruined him. There isn’t even a lot that’s gone on between the two but Hamilton has gotten completely in the head of Vettel over the last couple of years.
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      Reply #4788: May 26, 2019 01:29:44 pm
      Really nice piece on Niki Lauda clearly a very well respected nice man and a hell of a driver.
      He said the priest came into give him the last rites touched him on the shoulder didn't say a word to him and buggered off which made him even more determined to live.
      If Merc get through the first lap unscathed its a procession for them today. I think Hamilton already has twice the number of points Vettel has.
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      Reply #4789: May 26, 2019 02:24:21 pm
      What a f**king pass by Leclerc on Grosjean at Rascasse. You don't see that too often around that track!

      Edit: He's done the same on Hulkenberg in the next lap but he's ballsed it up! No Charles!
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      Reply #4790: May 26, 2019 02:32:56 pm
      Just can't see Leclerc getting round this track unscathed at some time. Almost sure he's going into barriers at some stage. I'd keep a wide birth betting him.  8)

      What a f**king pass by Leclerc on Grosjean at Rascasse. You don't see that too often around that track!

      Edit: He's done the same on Hulkenberg in the next lap but he's ballsed it up! No Charles!

      Knew he wouldn't be able to do it first time round in the Ferrari  ;)
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      Reply #4791: May 26, 2019 02:59:35 pm
      Looks like Lewis has been put under pressure here by the Mercedes strategist.
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      Reply #4792: May 26, 2019 03:23:32 pm
      If Grosjean can do 50 laps on the softer tyre then surely Hamilton can squeeze out that little more from these tyres. Track position everything - as noted thanks to Ricciardo's efforts last year you can go 5 seconds slower and still win...
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      Reply #4793: May 26, 2019 03:31:23 pm
      Looks like Lewis has been put under pressure here by the Mercedes strategist.

      I'm bricking it, squeaky bum time  :f_doh:
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      Reply #4794: May 26, 2019 03:58:01 pm
      Fantastic win that by Hamilton. Did that all by himself there. I bet he's absolutely reaking in sweat though! James Vowles the Mercedes strategist has A LOT to thank Lewis for. Got out of jail there did Mr Vowles.
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      Reply #4795: May 26, 2019 04:02:25 pm
      Unbelievable run by Hammy and has to be one of his greatest triumphs I've ever witnessed under the circumstances.
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      Reply #4796: May 26, 2019 04:23:51 pm
      Unbelievable run by Hammy and has to be one of his greatest triumphs I've ever witnessed under the circumstances.

      Yeah - it's great having to watch a driver really go through the ringer to earn the victory as Lewis did today. You just knew Max was going to do something and he did - good job for Lewis that it didn't affect him but it could have so nearly ended in tears for the both of them.

      All in all a thoroughly enjoyable and tense afternoon of f1.
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      Reply #4797: May 26, 2019 04:24:38 pm
      He drove as fast as he needed to and this circuit is the only one were you can literally keep everyone behind you and drive at your own pace.
      Unless it rains its a bore fest no overtaking possible DRS hardly gets used as their are no straights to use it.
      How did Max get away with just a 5 sec time penalty for an unsafe release that was bonkers and dangerous to people working in the pit lane.
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      Reply #4798: May 26, 2019 04:30:38 pm
      He drove as fast as he needed to and this circuit is the only one were you can literally keep everyone behind you and drive at your own pace.
      Unless it rains its a bore fest no overtaking possible DRS hardly gets used as their are no straights to use it.
      How did Max get away with just a 5 sec time penalty for an unsafe release that was bonkers and dangerous to people working in the pit lane.

      Wasn't a borefest by any means. Overtaking may be extremely tough but it isn't impossible - you can surprise people on this track like Leclerc did brilliantly on Grosjean. Much rather it this way than the false DRS overtaking charades of recent years.

      A tense yet masterful drive by Lewis and some fantastic pressure kept on him by Max who almost forced it open for himself. This is what separates these drivers (their skills that so many of us seemingly take for granted) from every other type - you can throw that sort of pressure on them around Monaco and still come out of it clean. Lesser drivers/sportsmen would bin it in the wall. That's why f1 drivers will always, for me, be at the apex of sporting, physical and mental capabilities...way ahead of every other sport.
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      Reply #4799: May 26, 2019 04:59:28 pm
      Yeah - it's great having to watch a driver really go through the ringer to earn the victory as Lewis did today. You just knew Max was going to do something and he did - good job for Lewis that it didn't affect him but it could have so nearly ended in tears for the both of them.

      All in all a thoroughly enjoyable and tense afternoon of f1.

      Tense?? That's a understatement for what I was going through.  :lmao: Having Max on his tail was the last thing Hammy wanted  and yes, you just knew it was only when Max made his move. Think this race meant more to Hammy than most given he'd just lost a integral part of his team passing away.

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