F1: USA Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Open Wheel Racing' started by Reck, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Hamilton wins pole, Vettel second but will take a 3 grid penalty.

    Boring weekend so far.
     
  2. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    So, situation normal? :D

    I had no clue F1 was in the US this weekend. I acknowledge I don't follow the series, but I would have thought it would have been promo'ed during something else I was watching. Guess not.
     
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  3. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Team Owner

    Wow. Hamilton wins the pole. What a surprise! Whoever gets out in front over the first few turns (likely Hamilton) will almost certainly win the race. Why do they even both running races in that series?
     
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  4. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    I'm looking forward to the race and hoping Vettel has the pace to mount some sort of challenge without being a bonehead. No, F1 has not been entertaining in the past month or so. It was for several rounds earlier in the season. I am not particularly interested in reading about disinterest from those who never find F1 worthwhile anyway.
     
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  5. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    It does seem like the general hype machine in mass media is rather muted this year. Not sure why.
     
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  6. Reck

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    ESPN doesn't bother to run ads for it. They barely paid for rights to broadcast without even putting their own people on it. It's basically on auto pilot.

    Really hope NBC comes back but it will be have to be different given how ESPN had to change the game and run the races without interuption. I think that changes the game somewhat.

    I'd still take Leify, hobbs and that other guy whose name I cant remember with the commercials though. Brundle and his pals can get a bit annoying with their homerism.
     
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  7. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I actually saw a lot of ads for it during their college football coverage today. I think they've run several features during SportsCenter and Good Morning America as well.

    Granted, I don't think that will make a dent in viewership, but ESPN actually somewhat tried this week.

    I don't know what the forecast is but it's rained a little bit this weekend, hopefully that happens Sunday too.
     
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  8. Barbara Charles

    Barbara Charles Team Owner

    Steve Matchett
     
  9. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    That explains how I've missed it. I don't watch ESPN, and only look at ABC occasionally.
     
  10. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Looking for something to be interested in today? These are my key interests today:
    Can Grosjean have a good day starting 8th.

    And these 3 drivers knotted up with 53 points each:
    Grid start ………………………... Driver
    7 ………….…………………. Hulkenberg
    10 ………..…………………….. Perez
    12 …………………………….. Magnussen
     
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  11. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    GO KIMI
     
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  12. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Wow what a start.

    Vettel choking on a dick again. Insane start
     
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  13. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Classic Vettel. Ugh.

    Can’t wait for Ferrari to blow this for Kimi with goofy strategy or a bad stop.
     
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  14. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Well that was a fun start.

    So much for Vettel not being a bonehead. That wasn't going to happen.
     
  15. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Kimi is out!

    Hopefully he's not eating the tires up like he did at Monza. Control the pace.
     
  16. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Vettel made yet another bonehead move.
    This could finally be Kimi's first chance to win in a long time.
     
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  17. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Stroll forgot to stay within the lines.

    What a mess of a start.
     
  18. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Looks like he is eating them tires up.
     
  19. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Is that like the tenth time Ricciardo has dropped out of race this year or something? Absolutely unreal.
     
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  20. Reck

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    Vettel sure gets a lot of breaks. That should have been a penalty.

    Poor Ric.
     
  21. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Danny Ric's luck is absolutely gone with RBR.
     
  22. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Why does Raikkonen not pit? I'm afraid they screwed him over again.
     
  23. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    It sure looks like ferrari screwed up again.

    A freshed pitted Hamilton..in third? A matter of time, imo.
     
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  24. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Banking on tire durability is better than Merc's. In most cases, it has been on hot tracks for Ferrari.
     
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  25. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    They can basically run the whole race on the yellow tires.
    They should make the tires softer again and the fact that they have six different tire compounds is completely ridiculous.
     
  26. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Well Ferrari just bailed out Mercedes there.

    It amazes me how fast you can be on new tires and be held up by someone on 20 lap old tires.
     
  27. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Mercedes might be screwed. No way can Hamilton make it to the end competitively
     
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  28. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Ferrari actually favoring Kimi for once. About time.
     
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  29. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    He should be good. He doesn't need to drive as fast as he can right now.
     
  30. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Depends on how hard Hamilton rides them. Kimi was able to go a long ways with ultra softs.
     
  31. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    The German commentators are nearly falling asleep.
    So far the broadcast is commercial, talking Vettel's strategy, commercial, talking Vettel's strategy, commercial...
     
  32. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    It has been fairly interesting, imo.

    The strategies have been entertaining thus far. We have Kimi, Verstappen and Hamilton all in play.
     
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  33. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Hamilton's rear tires are blistering bad.
     
  34. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    I would definitely pit Hamilton right now.
     
  35. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Is Mercedes waiting for a miracle? Pit, you dumb *****.
     
  36. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Oh, Ferrari may have been right for once.
     
  37. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    15 laps and 17 seconds lead too late.
     
  38. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Bottas is the ultimate bitch boy.
     
  39. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Yeah, the race is quite interesting, but almost half of the broadcast consists of commercials. Maybe they have more commercials because it's a prime time race.
     
  40. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Since ESPN has leeched off Sky Sport's feed they dont cut to commercials. They tried to in the first race and it was a debacle so they went flag to flag after it.
     

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