2019 British Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by gnomesayin, Jul 14, 2019 at 10:35 AM.

  1. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Nothing fancy here, but there should be a thread in place for morning. Bottas on the pole, we'll see how long that lasts. FWIW Leclerc and Verstappen don't appear that far off Mercedes' pace.

    Starting grid
    Driver Grid Qual time
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    V. Bottas
    Mercedes·#77
    1 1:25.093
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    L. Hamilton
    Mercedes·#44
    2 1:25.099
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    C. Leclerc
    Ferrari·#16
    3 1:25.172
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    M. Verstappen
    Red Bull·#33
    4 1:25.276
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    P. Gasly
    Red Bull·#10
    5 1:25.590
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    S. Vettel
    Ferrari·#5
    6 1:25.787
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    D. Ricciardo
    Renault·#3
    7 1:26.182
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    L. Norris
    McLaren·#4
    8 1:26.224
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    A. Albon
    Toro Rosso·#23
    9 1:26.345
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    N. Hülkenberg
    Renault·#27
    10 1:26.386
     
  2. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    This better be over before the TdF stage ends.
     
  3. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    Ugh Mercedes already checked out
     
  4. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    LOL what happened to the Haas cars?
     
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  5. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Ah, they ran into each other:cheers:
     
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  6. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    The Rich Energy logo is still on the car?
     
  7. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Damn, it was fun to watch so far.
    Leclerc holding up Verstappen with his own weapons.
     
  8. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Vettel wrecks Verstappen
     
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  9. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    Vettel is one of the best of this generation along with Lewis and Alonso, but that was pretty bad...I think it might be time to retire
     
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  10. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    Leclerc has become my favorite. He didn't cry about what Verstappen did in Austria, he just answered by racing him the same way, the best kind of Fu Q poetic justice

    Yes, Vettel screwed up and ruined Verstappen's day. I know I am not right but I throughly enjoyed seeing it happen. I hope it stays in Verstappen's head and he goes through another spell of trying to over drive the car and series of unforced errors. It couldn't happen to a better guy.
     
  11. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

  12. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Vettel needs the summer break more than anyone else IMO. I think Red Bull is the second best car at this time. Also, of Gasly continues his form like he did today. Red Bull's chassis and increased engine power makes them the best threat to Mercedes. Yet, both are still far away from Merc.

    Vettel's form has gotten worse since Germany last year. Its insane, its like he has moments of brilliance, but its just mistakes are building for him. Austria wasn't his fault, Ferrari ****** that strategy. I think he's worn out already of Ferrari and just has not had that same fire in about a year. I think he goes to Germany and gets back on track, but I would not be surprised to see him leave Ferrari at this point. It just seems like he's just lacking a bit, but the point of retirement? Nah, its just a nasty slump with competition improving.
     
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  13. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    ^ Good insights.
     
  14. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    The two best grands prix of the year in succession is very encouraging. I agree with @Kiante, Red Bull and Honda have put together the second-best car in the field for the time being. It has to be a very encouraging weekend for Gasly too.

    I'd be lying if I said I weren't worried about Vettel. He wasn't impeccable in wheel-to-wheel racing at Red Bull, far from it, but his form has only gotten worse at Ferrari. I don't know if frustration is mounting or what, but I think it would probably be better for both parties if he and Ferrari split soon. Leclerc deserves to treated as a #1 driver as well and we know how many times Ferrari have cocked up his race worrying about Seb too much. If he actually went back to Red Bull I could see that being a solid partnership again.
     
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  15. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Barnburner of a race. God bless the youth.
     

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