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Today at 08:18:18 PM by Scott
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Ricciardo. No 7th gear from lap 30-something as well as no electric boost. Couldn't have done that on any other track, but still a remarkable accomplishment. He was lucky the RBR is kinder to its tires than the Ferrari or it could have ended differently. Proved once again that any discussion of who the #1 driver at RBR is, and should remain, should end. RBR must put Max in as a support role, and if he doesn't like it, he can go and wreck someone else's cars.
That said, Verstappen did a good job managing 6 decent overtakes (the rest were gifted him by incidents or pit stops), which are rather difficult on Monaco. Only in this situation did his wrecker reputation cause the cars ahead of him to decide to block or not. I think he had marching orders to bring the car home, and bring in at least a point. He managed 2.
Vettel for keeping Ricciardo honest the entire race. Something happened at the end, but I think we all agree by then it was too late anyway. He may have as well.
Hamilton. He fell back for a while and spent WAY too much time whining about if the tire choice was ideal, but he stayed ahead of Kimi, and that was all he could do.
Honerable mention to Ocon and Gasly, who both stayed clean and brought their cars in where they may not have belonged.
Leclerc, just because he was probably going to finish in his first hometown GP until the faulty brakes of the STR ended his day.
I put Max here anyway, just because he shouldn't be starting 20th. Silly boy.
Stroll, for being a bit snotty with his team on the radio (all weekend), and not being able to figure out what is wrong with your car when your front tire is flat. I know they sit a bit low in the car, but surely you can feel that it was a tire, especially right after you hit another car with that tire.
The Princess for fake drinking out of the offered champagne bottle after the Prince took a good slug. 2ndly for being visibly disturbed by Ricciardo drinking bubbly from his shoe.
Hartley's brakes, for failing at the moment when he couldn't avoid taking out Leclerc, although he did a pretty good job trying not to hit him.
Alonso's gearbox. 'nuff said.
Great turnout on chat today. It was fun to see the usual crowd for the most part.
Today at 09:54:28 AM by Wizzo
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May 25, 2018, 11:33:53 AM by John S
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The FIA fitted a new piece of hardware to Ferrariís ERS system ahead of FP1 in Monaco to ensure there were no loopholes being exploited in the carís energy deployment after concerns were raised by Mercedes non-executive director Niki Lauda.
May 25, 2018, 11:12:45 AM by John S
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Ferrari claims that this smoke on start up is just a consequence of oil leakage through the seals when the turbocharger unit is cold, as the turbo heats up the seals lock tight and leaked oil burns off.
This has lead others notably Merc to suggest this oil burn is not accidental, the FIA has not ruled against it - yet.
However is there another explanation for this billowing smoke, could Ferrari be taking an even bigger leap than anyone has previously suggested with a 2 stroke/4 stroke ICU?
The well known engine management systems specialist Ricardo has been pursuing 2 stroke/4 stroke knowledge in the last few years.
May 24, 2018, 12:31:47 PM by Robem64
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Seb's not bothered.....apparently
May 24, 2018, 12:30:17 PM by Robem64
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May 23, 2018, 04:26:05 PM by Calman
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Just heard that Nico and Daddy will be driving in their championship winning cars around Monaco tomorrow (Thursday) ... so I hope this shows up on YouTube soon, as I would love to see this outing!!
All the best,