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We'll get 4 races on RTL this year, the current plan is Imola, Barcelona, Monza and Interlagos are gonna be on free-TV.
 

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Ahhh yes, the head games are starting already. Can't wait for more HAM/BOT/VER finishes:
 

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I was really impressed with Alphatauri this weekend. Along with McLaren, I thought they looked the best from what I was able to watch. I know that I shouldn't read too much into the lap times from testing as we don't know what fuel loads certain teams may be running, but I am really hoping that RB has closed the gap to Merc and we have a true fight this year. The midfield battle is going to be crazy as always, but F1 needs a true championship battle badly. Maybe this is finally the year.
 

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I was really impressed with Alphatauri this weekend. Along with McLaren, I thought they looked the best from what I was able to watch. I know that I shouldn't read too much into the lap times from testing as we don't know what fuel loads certain teams may be running, but I am really hoping that RB has closed the gap to Merc and we have a true fight this year. The midfield battle is going to be crazy as always, but F1 needs a true championship battle badly. Maybe this is finally the year.
I didn’t see much beyond times, but just looking at those I do expect the midfield to be pretty wild again. I’m always supremely skeptical of Mercedes claiming they’re off the pace but with how Red Bull ended the season I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re more competitive to start off than last year. And even if Mercedes are on their back foot a little there’s no one else who’s better at bouncing back and making gains within a couple of weeks at the factory.
 

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I didn’t see much beyond times, but just looking at those I do expect the midfield to be pretty wild again. I’m always supremely skeptical of Mercedes claiming they’re off the pace but with how Red Bull ended the season I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re more competitive to start off than last year. And even if Mercedes are on their back foot a little there’s no one else who’s better at bouncing back and making gains within a couple of weeks at the factory.

I agree with all of this. I've learned my lesson doubting Merc in the past, I won't make that mistake again. However, RB have arguably the best driver lineup on the grid, which isn't something they've had for the past couple of seasons and that will hopefully allow them to stay closer in the beginning of the year if the Merc's are really off the pace. Should be fun to watch.
 

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Jeddah looks like a mix of Valencia, Singapore, with some of the narrowness of Monaco.

It's going to be a choo-choo train fest, I do not see many passing zones. Probably more passing zones here than rights for women, but here we are:
 

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Jeddah looks like a mix of Valencia, Singapore, with some of the narrowness of Monaco.

It's going to be a choo-choo train fest, I do not see many passing zones. Probably more passing zones here than rights for women, but here we are:
Looks like either a procession or a ****show with multiple red flags or safety cars.
 

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Jeddah looks like a mix of Valencia, Singapore, with some of the narrowness of Monaco.

It's going to be a choo-choo train fest, I do not see many passing zones. Probably more passing zones here than rights for women, but here we are:

My favorite comment: "The first F1 race where the post race fireworks are launched from another country." 🤣

But seriously, that track is narrow. And for the love of everything holy, we don't need that many "corners".
 

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Man if you want to run a drag race just run a drag race
 

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Congrats to today's top exploiter. What a splendid exploitation he performed. Meanwhile, protests calling for better working conditions for the exploited cars continue outside the facility.
 
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