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Jericoke
July 04, 2022, 02:40:02 AM by Jericoke
Views: 105 | Comments: 2

Heroes:

Sainz, first pole, first win.  The race never seemed like his to win, yet when things broke his way, he was ready to take advantage.

Perez, how the heck did that happen?  He was out of the race entirely, we barely hear a peep from him, and suddenly he's second place?  Boys and girls, this is why don't ever give up.

Hamilton, put on a great race.  I think he was in line to win if he'd had slightly better luck (and maybe the mediums instead of softs for the last stint?)

Most of the rest of the grid:  solid racing top to bottom, lots going on, a few knuckle head moves (noted below), finishing this race was an accomplishment to be celebrated I think.

Zeroes:
Max.  For his offtrack attitude, he will remain a perma-zero for me until he redeems himself.

Alpha Tauri.  What's going on there?  The team seems to be in shambles, the drivers aren't understanding each other on track.  Tost did a great job bringing Vettel and Verstappen into championship careers, but honestly, they'd have done that without him.  Ricciardo, Gasly, Sainz, Albon, they're all great drivers that went through Tost too.  It's time for a change.

I'm glad that Zhou and Albon are okay.  Hard to apportion blame on those crashes.  I'm not sure that gravel traps have a place in modern F1, maybe I'm wrong.  There's always going to be 'freak' accidents that no one is going to be able to plan for, so I'm glad the cars have robust safety systems.
Dare
July 03, 2022, 10:28:50 PM by Dare
Views: 138 | Comments: 6

I may have missed something but why was Carlos
pitted and not Charles.

Lewis drove a heck of a race. I thought he was going to
pull it off.

Why did they focus on the big Schumacher and Vettel duel
in the final laps instead of a great race among the leaders?

Sergio is showing he's a asset to RB and for me about the
most likable driver in F1
John S
June 27, 2022, 07:12:47 PM by John S
Views: 136 | Comments: 2

The VW ID.R has been beaten with a ridiculous time of 39.081 seconds. Max drove the McMurtry Spéirling electric fan car on the 1.16-mile course, within the grounds of Goodwood House, at an average speed of 149.13mph, beating VW's best previous time by .82 of a second.

Kinda looks a bit like the Batmobile don't ya think?

https://twitter.com/i/status/1541090417319575561
John S
June 27, 2022, 01:59:26 PM by John S
Views: 106 | Comments: 0

Seems FIA has opened a whole can of worms with Technical Directive issued in Canada. A political shitstorm and clear disagreements are all being aimed at FIA and in particular their alleged pet Mercedes.
Ferrari says TD illegal, RBR says all unecessary anyway and Alpine questions Merc prior knowledge of extra stay and hinted at protest.

This Video gives a good summation of what's happened so far and it seems like a good old fashioned comedy of errors.
We'll have to wait for British GP this weekend to see if anything can or will be implemented.

Willy
June 26, 2022, 02:22:35 PM by Willy
Views: 246 | Comments: 5

Sir Jackie Stewart has commented on Lewis Hamilton's situation this season and has suggested that Lewis retire.
https://www.pitpass.com/72887/Stewart-urges-Hamilton-to-retire

While I agree with the points made I find that this would have been a better conversation between the two of them and not splashed across the internet.
Making a very public statement like this about another driver is stepping over the line in my view and is disrespectful to Lewis.
Sir Jackie should know better or his people (if he has them) should have stopped him.
John S
June 25, 2022, 05:44:38 PM by John S
Views: 283 | Comments: 5

Got nowt to do with a good racing weekend for race goers.  :nono:
It's all about keeping viewership increasing amongst air heads over the pond.  ::)  :-*

https://www.crash.net/f1/news/1006591/1/jawdropping-value-f1-us-broadcast-rights-and-why-espn-beat-netflix


* Humble apologies to fellow US members of GPWiz, I am not including you in this assertion.  ;)
cosworth151
June 24, 2022, 03:46:11 PM by cosworth151
Views: 621 | Comments: 14

It looks like Spa is under threat from Liberty Media. It isn't glitz enough for them.

"It is true that there was a request from F1 to introduce a greater component of entertainment," Spa-Francorchamps promoter Stijn de Boever, is quoted by Italy's Autosprint. "They said that history is something great but we need more. We decided to listen to them and follow them in the new way of offering Formula events.

"This American way, with all of the entertainment that this entails."

There is a rumor that Spa could become a non-championship round with young drivers in place of the regular driver line-ups.

Seriously, that sounds like a good way to handle the events like Miami & Vegas. Formula 1 can stay a real racing series and Liberty gets its glitz fests. The target market Liberty is trying for with events like Miami & Vegas probably wouldn't notice the difference if they raced 3 year olds in pedal cars.

https://www.autoweek.com/racing/formula-1/a40391472/spa-francorchamps-officials-prepared-to-go-the-american-way-in-effort-to-keep-f1-race/
Dare
June 22, 2022, 11:46:31 PM by Dare
Views: 312 | Comments: 5

Welcome to the Big 70 Club Andy joining a
few of us old-timers


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