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Author Topic: Chinese GP ...  (Read 1789 times)

Offline Calman

Chinese GP ...
« on: April 13, 2018, 01:14:12 AM »
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  • So, what do you think folks? ...

    1) Will Red Bull finish the race in the points with both cars?
    2) Can Williams find some answers and reduce the 'back of the grid' embarrassment?
    3) Are McLaren still looking for small improvements to finish closer to the top 3?
    4) Can Mercedes win their first race of the season?
    5) Will there continue to be good mid field battles between Toro Rosso, Renault and HAAS?
    6) Can Force India return to their competitive ways?

    ... who wants to run down to William Hill and put a nice wee bet of Pierre Gasly???  8) 8)

    All the best,
    Cal :)



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    Offline Robem64

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 08:00:12 AM »
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  • Looking at FP1 and FP2 then I'd say the answer to point 2 is a resounding no!
    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Online Scott

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 09:10:22 AM »
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  • Looking at FP1 and FP2 then I'd say the answer to point 2 is a resounding no!

    Doesn’t sound like it will be a quick fix...certainly not inside of a week.
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Luke

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 10:06:38 AM »
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  • Supposedly Williams will have nothing new on the car until Barcelona when the teams are all back at their factories on a more permanent basis.  The car will probably stink until then unless they somehow unlock some magic setup that gets everything clicking together. 
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline Calman

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 08:57:31 PM »
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  • Speaking of Williams, here is my useless piece of info for the day!

    An Anagram of "Williams Martini Racing" is "air crawling minimalist"

    Now, you can sleep easy tonight with that knowledge!!!  :DD

    All the best,
    Cal :)
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    Online Scott

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 09:57:16 AM »
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  • Congrats to the RBR mechanics for getting DR’s car finished in time for Q! :yahoo: :yahoo:  Loved how he drifted it out of the garage.

    Too bad for Alonso and McLaren for not making it into the top 10.  Red front row, silver second row and the RED Bulls on the third row.  Looks like it will be a fun start, and Hamilton will be scowling today.
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Dare

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 02:33:02 PM »
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  • My big question is how will Ferrari screw up Kimi's race. Starting to
    remind me of last year when he lost interest after they screwed up his
    Monaco race
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    democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
    who are
    willing to work and give to those who would not."
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    Jefferson

    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 05:38:01 PM »
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  • I liked Danny Ric's exit, too! The whole thing was exactly what the RBR-Renault relationship didn't need.

    The entire session was proof again that Quali is the usually the high point of any F1 week-end.
    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
    ― Bob Dylan

    Offline John S

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #8 on: April 14, 2018, 05:48:38 PM »
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  • I liked Danny Ric's exit, too! The whole thing was exactly what the RBR-Renault relationship didn't need.

    The entire session was proof again that Quali is the usually the high point of any F1 week-end.

    I tend to agree with you Cossie.  ::)
    Maybe they should be considering awarding points for Quali in Liberty's new look F1 - much better than a sprint race.  ;)
    Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

    Online Scott

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 06:17:35 PM »
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  • Nope, no concession from me.  Q needs some action. Free practice was better than Q in China
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    Offline Calman

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #10 on: April 15, 2018, 12:30:33 AM »
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  • As you all point out above, I think any neural F1 fan would be impressed with both RB and Danny Ric's performance in qualy in China ... nice to have something positive to say .... at the moment.

    Perez spoiled the 2 by 2 by 2 by 2 .. but hay hum, there you go!  ::)

    Also a little disappointed for McLaren, as I expected them to be slightly higher up the grid, but hopefully they are better kitted out for race performance?

    I think it would be unfair to start favouring Seb over Kimi, as Kim's issues have been car/team related and not by his own performance/mistakes out on track, so from that perspective, I would hope they would let 2-3 races unfold, letting Kimi race, until such times as Mercedes close the gap and Seb opens up a further gap to Kimi. 

    Still doom and gloom from Williams, although my pre season hunch of Sergey being slightly quicker in the car than Lance, well, it's starting to look that way!

    Could be very interesting for all involved in the next 2-3 races of the season!!!

    All the best,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #11 on: April 15, 2018, 11:28:45 PM »
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  • So... ...in a race full of twists and turns, arguably the winning move was getting that engine into that car in time for the end of Q1 the day before!
    Percussus resurgio
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    Offline Luke

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 08:36:04 AM »
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  • It was a good final third of the race, after the Safety Car there was a lot of action and some good (and bad) racing.  Interesting that there is more variety in strategies and it can affect a race's outcome. 

    F1 2018 so far isn't all that bad and the Halo has become invisible.
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline Robem64

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 11:11:17 AM »
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  • As a massive Dan Ric supporter this was a brilliant race....he's certainly added to his value! top man
    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Offline Jericoke

    Re: Chinese GP ...
    « Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 04:11:45 PM »
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  • F1 2018 so far isn't all that bad and the Halo has become invisible.

    Definitely more good races than bad races so far    :good:

    I feel that the halo makes it hard to identify drivers, which is affecting the commentators who are naming the wrong drivers far too often to follow what's going on.   :DntKnw:  Let's make the halos distinct, like they used to do with the camera housing.