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9 hours ago, Cozmic Kid said:

Recently he also hinted a possible F1 comeback.

He hints at all sorts of stuff all the time!!

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Uber geek stat just cropped up on the Sky feed from Bahrain 

1. Every Finn who has ever led the world championship has gone on to win in. 

2. Every team that has had a 1-2 in Melbourne has gone on to win the world championship with the driver who won in Melbourne.

Ergo. Bottas is going to be world champion and we can all pack up and go home. You heard it here first

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Great pole from Leclerc. 2nd youngest ever (after his team mate). Hope he translates it to a win tomorrow - he's been stunning all weekend

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16 hours ago, thomam said:

Great pole from Leclerc. 2nd youngest ever (after his team mate). Hope he translates it to a win tomorrow - he's been stunning all weekend

But he is from Europe ? :unsure::rolleyes:;):ph34r:

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5 hours ago, dr winston oboogie said:

But he is from Europe ? :unsure::rolleyes:;):ph34r:

That's OK, so am I ;)

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That's heartbreaking for Leclerc but very mature afterwards, and very sporting from Lewis. One of the best races in quite a while.

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dang :(

i think my free race last time was a one off  :(

 

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Excited for the Monaco race this weekend. Q starts in 1 hour.
Not so much the race itself, as with no passing it usually is not a very "good" event. The race is actually in Q to see who gets to be the leader.
The grandeur of the event has always captivated me.....love seeing that beautiful harbor, yachts, people. I don't do "bucket lists", but I've always yearned to be sipping champagne on one of those yachts for this event........yeah, right! :P
This has been said for way too many years, but F1 really needs to do something to make these races more competitive. Really a yawner this year with Mercedes kicking ass every race.
Image result for monaco grand prix

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2 hours ago, Daisey Jeep said:

This seems just a bit overly optimistic, and sadly, my feeling is not really reality (full recovery). 

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Brawn: “Nothing sinister” about decision to penalise Vettel

What a disgraceful penalty.

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Hamilton seems quite a nice chap

 

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1 hour ago, Daisey Jeep said:

Hamilton seems quite a nice chap

 

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Hamilton played it well, appropriate comments and all that ("don't like to win like this").
He was booed by crowd on the podium, and Vettel asked them not to boo Hamilton, but rather the race stewards. 
Very bad day for F1.

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6 hours ago, Mocker said:

Hamilton played it well, appropriate comments and all that ("don't like to win like this").
He was booed by crowd on the podium, and Vettel asked them not to boo Hamilton, but rather the race stewards. 
Very bad day for F1.

well its not like there hasn't been worse behaviour over the years from the likes of Prost, Senna, Piquet and Mansel (just refrencing my era)

but yes very bad from the stewards

 

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/48583803

 

Good article on the BBC by former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer. In summary, blame the rules, not the stewards. There's another piece on BBC by Alexander Wurz which basically says the drivers and teams have created this by demanading a rule (and consistency) for every eventuality.

According to the rules, the stwards were correct. The rules suck.

F1 has become far too sanitised. Safety, yes, but they need to be able to race. And if they are racing hard, there will be crashes. If you penalise every incident that may result in a crash, you end up with what we have now - a very expensive Scalextic. 

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On 6/12/2019 at 12:18 AM, Daisey Jeep said:

Hamilton seems quite a nice chap

 

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Well, he is not.

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On 6/12/2019 at 12:36 AM, Mocker said:

Hamilton was booed by crowd on the podium.

Hamilton gets booed on EVERY podium he steps on, the real racing fans know the score with him and his PR acting road show.

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oh im sorry to hear that

what's the problem ?

big egos are part and parcel of motor sport no matter what the level

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3 hours ago, dr winston oboogie said:

Hamilton gets booed on EVERY podium he steps on, the real racing fans know the score with him and his PR acting road show.

It's common in all racing series for whoever is kicking butt at the time to receive booing from a percentage of the crowd. Dale Earnhardt got booed at every race. Sometimes the volume of booing/cheering doesn't come over on the TV. Watching the F1 races this year, I didn't really notice a significant amount of booing for Hamilton (except at Canada). Actually, he seems to be pretty popular at the various tracks, and always says well wishes to the crowd & fans. Can you elaborate on what the "score" is with him?

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33 minutes ago, Mocker said:

 Actually, he seems to be pretty popular at the various tracks, and always says well wishes to the crowd & fans. Can you elaborate on what the "score" is with him?

That is his "ever so genuine" concern for joe public and all things F1 that his PR machine have cultivated in the last 18 months or so, however in times of real stress he cannot hide behind this PR veneer and the real hamilton of years gone by always surfaces.

It is so sad and predictable that anyone could narrate his interviews before they happen, he is that shallow.

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16 minutes ago, dr winston oboogie said:

That is his "ever so genuine" concern for joe public and all things F1 that his PR machine have cultivated in the last 18 months or so, however in times of real stress he cannot hide behind this PR veneer and the real hamilton of years gone by always surfaces.

It is so sad and predictable that anyone could narrate his interviews before they happen, he is that shallow.

Seems we'll be seeing a lot more of him this year with the runaway Mercedes train.

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French Grand Prix..............What a snooze that was. Certainly did nothing to improve the image of F1.

Hamilton: It's not my fault F1 has turned out like this

LE CASTELLET, France -- Lewis Hamilton can understand why people think his dominance of Formula One is boring, but he says it is wrong to blame him or any other driver for the on-track product.

Hamilton looks like he is cruising to a sixth world championship, having opened up a 36-point lead after just eight of the 21 races this year. The French Grand Prix was a drab affair, with Hamilton cruising to a victory ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas as Ferrari and Max Verstappen battled over the final podium position for most of the race.

Speaking to journalists after the race, Hamilton said: "When you write the story and you say 'it's boring'... if you do, I totally understand it, I remember growing up watching it ... [but] don't point the fingers at the drivers because we don't write the rules, we don't have anything to do with the money shift and all that kind of stuff. We should put the pressure on people that are at the head.

"This is a constant cycle of Formula One, for years and years and years even before I got here, it's because of the way Bernie [Ecclestone] had it set up and the decisions that were made then are still the same. Until that management structure changes it will continue to be the same, in my opinion, and that's not my job to do that, it's my job to do the best I can as a driver.

Last week, Hamilton attended a meeting in Paris between F1 teams and the FIA aimed at settling on a set of regulations for the 2021 season and beyond. The publication of those rules has now been delayed until October.

"I think they are trying to, but for many, many years they've made bad decisions. Do I have confidence it's going to shift massively? I have faith it's going to get better, to the point that I went to Paris last week to get involved. I was in that meeting watching all the bosses of F1 and the FIA and all the Formula One teams and trying to get involved.

"I have nothing to gain by it, I've been there, but if there's anything I can do to help. But they're making all these decisions but never once had a driver's input in that room, so if that can be the decisive point that helps shift it so the fans can get better racing, I'd be proud to be a part of that."

Hamilton has sounded apologetic at times during this dominant streak of F1 and often speaks of his desire to have other drivers and teams join the fight with Mercedes.

When asked why he never showboats when he is so far ahead like footballers do when they score a goal, he replied: "I don't think I've ever been one for showboating. I think with the world that we live in today, you lose either way you do it.

"People will have an opinion what you do one way or the other. I prefer to just keep my head down and keep chipping away at things. I really enjoyed the last race and races like that, I've never made any secret of that. That's the races that people enjoy most, and of course races like these [today] are not the ones people enjoy most. But I think it's really important for people to realise it's not the driver's fault.

 

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