2019 Chinese Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by FLRacingFan, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  2. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Bottas got that new 2.1 firmware update this weekend. He looks good.
     
  3. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Anyone else still up?

    Has the look of an orderly parade up front now after that start, but hopefully there is a surprise in store.
     
  4. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Ridiculous penalty on Kyvat for that.
     
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  5. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I'm trying not to keel over, in the event of a timely caution or a Hamilton's car blowing up.
     
  6. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Leclerc was holding Vettel up. Hopefully Seb can at least go get Bottas now.
     
  7. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Ferrari needed to move Vettel in front earlier for him to have a chance at running down Bottas.
     
  8. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Having said that, I do like that Leclerc fights these things and isn't there to be a wingman.
     
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  9. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Ok, just give Leclerc the position back already. This isn't working.
     
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  10. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    What a send it moment by Max
     
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  11. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Thinking they should have changed the schedule for this year.
    Monza or Silverstone would have been a great site for the 1000th race.
     
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  12. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Pretty obvious that Ferrari have given Leclerc the old Kimi role - please don't threaten Seb, and if you're close we'll pit you off-sequence with some ridiculous strategy that sets you back 10-15 seconds. They need to come to terms with the idea of Seb not being good anymore.
     
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  13. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Now they're "thinking about plan B". :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  14. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Earlier this week, Vettel said he doesn't know if he wants to continue racing after the 2020 season.
    Could be Schumacher's turn then.
     
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  15. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    So if all goes perfectly for Leclerc and he can pass the hardest driving competitor on the circuit without getting wrecked, he can threaten to get back where he was before the wacky strategy was employed.

    A cunning maneuver.
     
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  16. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    This is embarassing for Ferrari.
     
  17. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    It was one thing to switch places early on when Leclerc was losing ground to Bottas and it appeared Vettel was faster. But they've made a mockery of his race for no benefit.
     
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  18. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Why can't Leclerc one stop it and make Verstappen pass him?
     
  19. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Ferrari take a podium car - AT WORST, 4th - and make it finish 5th with more incompetent strategy and/or blatant favoritism. These jokers wonder why they haven't won a title of any sort in ages.
     
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  20. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    One or two seconds won't matter. He won't get within eight.
     
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  21. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    This literally is NASCAR. Mercedes is like Gibbs/Penske in that they have so much more speed thru the corners they can’t be touched. Really am curious to how much more downforce those silver arrows are loading into corners than the rest
     
  22. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    A day like this shows how far away F1 is from truly being competitive towards the front of the field again. One team (Ferrari) is just an utter mess whether they show up with a good car or not and two of the other top six cars (Gasly and Bottas) are fairly useless.
     
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  23. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    This race makes me look forward to MotoGP tonight.
     
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  24. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    "On the option strategy, shall we say..."

    The booth can't even pretend this wasn't sheer idiocy.
     
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  25. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Good call, I need to remember to watch.
     
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  26. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    OK, I was wrong he got within four seconds back. Well done Ferrari. :rolleyes:

    With the racing this lackluster, they should give 5 points for the fastest lap, 4 for the second fastest, 3 for the third fastest, and so on. Create some real chaos.
     
  27. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Seb's mustache is...interesting.
     
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  28. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Rosberg is a great analyst. He should be in the booth rather than just doing pre-/post-race segments.
     
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  29. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Kvyat should not have been penalized, it was a racing incident and these dunderheads think he caused the accident. Sainz got into him, for the love of Christ they did not even show Sainz's onboard because the Stewart's would have had to reverse it.

    That's some bull****.
     
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  30. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Leclerc gives no *****.

    I'm starting to like him more and more.
     
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  31. Ilovedthe90s

    Ilovedthe90s I love yoga pants

    How does anyone enjoy this racing? This racing sucks!!!!!!
     
  32. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Racing is like being a bad crack addict.

    I can't get enough racing.
     
  33. Ilovedthe90s

    Ilovedthe90s I love yoga pants

    That explains why I keep watching
     
  34. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    A friend of mine is a relatively new race fan and he only likes F1. It think part of it is that F1 represents the pinnacle of auto racing, the technology is attraction. I used to like watching qualifying but ESPN doesn't seem to have regular broadcast times for F1. I agree that the racing sucks, from my point of view the race is pretty much over after the first turn.
     
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  35. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor



    I quit on F-1 2 or 3 years ago, losing the screaming v-8s was the last straw
     
  36. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    I never thought in a million years another driver would get to 91 F1 wins, Lewis has 75. He may break that record next year
     
  37. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Team Owner

  38. Privateer

    Privateer Crew Chief

    F1 it's best understood within the prism of a lot of F1 fans don't care much about the racing part of the product, it's not the reason they watch.

    Anyway, I think the 2019 championship is done and dusted. Ferrari and Verstappen have taken a step back, and the 2nd Red Bull car has taken 3 steps back. If you want title drama, cheer for Bottas.
     
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  39. Privateer

    Privateer Crew Chief

    That call was baffling to me. I have no idea what Kvyat did wrong beyond racing incident.
     
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  40. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    What made it so bad is that he was trying to prevent the accident. Sainz and Norris was off track at the time, Danill did nothing wrong. It was just a crappy situation at the time.
     
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