2019 Australian Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by Get That 88 Up There !!, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Time again for the start of the Formula One season. Ready for Ferrari to get my hopes up just for them to let me down like always and hopefully Riccardo can do decent in the Renault. Besides that , hopefully we have a good season, even though that is asking alot
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  2. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Not gonna say McLaren are 'back' by any stretch of the imagination but I think they'll be a lot better. I think how Leclerc does at Ferrari, how Alfa Romeo does, and how badly Williams can plummet will be interesting. I don't see Red Bull's Honda switch doing too much for them.

    They're also giving 1 bonus point for fastest lap, so long as you finish in the Top 10 now...
     
  3. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Leclerc is a wheelman, not a wingman. Would be great if he could win the championship this year.
    Some old school stuff:) They already used to do that in the 50's.
     
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  4. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  5. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    I agree, these are three intriguing storylines. Last year the racing sucked... about a 1 on a scale of 1 to 10. But we did have an exciting points battle for the first half of the season, so that was one redeeming thing. And the commercial-free TV coverage was another.

    For 2019, I'm pessimistic on the quality of the racing... hopefully some improvements from last year, but F1 has a long way to go before we have scintillating head-to-head competition. I'm more optimistic about a good points battle (I seem to say that every year).

    I'm rooting for Ferrari... as I've done every year since 1963... except when Mario was in the Lotus!
     
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  6. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Charlie Whiting passed suddenly, on the eve of the season, at 66. Wow. RIP.
     
  7. Marcingak

    Marcingak Team Owner

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  8. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Honda's sound good and look good.
     
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  9. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Mercedes is looking good again, but I think that quali pace is going to come back and haunt them. This means either they have a damn good car or this car eats tires as well. Leclerc looked good on long runs and so did Seb.

    Williams technically did not make the old "107% rule". Yikes what a mess for them.
     
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  10. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Embolisms...scary as hell.
     
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  11. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    The big three in Bernie, Professor Watkins, and Whiting are gone and have nothing to do with F1 anymore...

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    From reddit. I legit got choked up when I saw this after work.
     
  12. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Hmmmm....

    Vettel put down a 1:22.5 and Vettel messes up the last corner... The Ferrari looks glued.
     
  13. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Wow.

    Lewis just put down a 22.2. Good lord Merc and Ferrari have torpedoes.
     
  14. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Drivers are starting to gain more confidence in their cars. Dudes are all elbows out right now.
     
  15. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    So everyone is going to accuse Haas of copying Ferrari again?:rolleyes:
     
  16. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Ferrari nowhere to be found relative to Mercedes. Ouch.
     
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  17. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Kyle Busch win counter guy Contributor

    7 tenths in qualifying .......... I guess I will be skipping another season
     
  18. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Kyle Busch win counter guy Contributor


    7 tenths is indeed nowhere
     
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  19. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Going to be a long season... Ferrari better tighten up on R&D this year.
     
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  20. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    I was really shocked to read that. I hope they'll do some sort of tribute tomorrow.
     
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  21. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Gotta go to bed now so I can catch the race race tomorrow at 6.10 am.
    I really hope the Ferraris can pick up the pace over the course of the season since Leclerc is my favourite to win the world championship.
     
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  22. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Be great if Haas can get the " best of the rest " award this year. They looked good in quali.
     
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  23. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  24. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    At least it’s blue
     
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  25. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    Ready for the green flag!!

    I've been on a sports bender today that started at 11 A.M with the America East basketball championship. I've watched parts of 22 bball games, a Xfinity race and The Players golf tournament. I'm hoping to make it to the end of the Formula 1 race then wake up and do it all over again tomorrow!! Relatively speaking...lol..
     
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  26. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    These prerace interviews seem very forced. Like the drivers just want to be left alone...
     
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  27. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    The racing seems to be the same as last year.
    It's gonna be a long season.
     
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  28. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Really good start by Bottas. If there's anywhere he could hold off Hamilton it's a place like Melbourne.
     
  29. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Oh boy... I can see how this is going to go for now...
     
  30. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Last year was bad? Lol I was thoroughly entertained
     
  31. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Renault!

    Red Bull begins to laugh
     
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  32. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Same sh!t, new pile.
     
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  33. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    A McLaren blows up... business as usual
     
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  34. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Lewis is matching Valtteri.

    Valtteri sets new fastest lapo_O
     
  35. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Haas ******* up the pit-stops again...

    Good lord.
     
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  36. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Haas are so ******* bad at pit stops. They must work with the NASCAR guys.
     
  37. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Maybe 95% of all overtakes happened on straightaways. They couldn't overtake anywhere without the DRS crap.
    And at tracks like Albert Park and Sochi, they can't overtake at all.

    BTW. It is ridiculous that about 20 people work on the cars during pit stops.
     
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  38. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Danny Ric's debut has not gone to plan at all.
     
  39. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    AN OVERTAKE!!!
     
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