F1 2018

Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 12:18 pm

Having listened to the first 20 minutes or so of the race on my way home from work this morning, I'll admit that the result came as a big surprise....was anybody really expecting that? :clap:
( Pointedly not saying who finished where )
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Re: F1 2018

Postby cg_341 on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 12:54 pm

Dunno, watched two Blancpain Asia races on Youtube this morning (the organisers stream them live and allow you to watch them whenever you want, totally free of charge) and now on to watching the qualifying for the 24 hours of the Nurburgring - also online, also free.

Not been a bad day of racing really, much better than paying a small fortune to watch F1!
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Re: F1 2018

Postby borismorris on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 9:57 pm

Theres ways to watch without paying y'know...

What started as a bit of a bore sprang to life in emphatic style.

Looking forward to a varied season.
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Re: F1 2018

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 10:54 pm

Until they slap a couple of race-bans on Max, then it'll all get boring again :lol:

I'm one of those cynics who believes Hamilton's actions so far this season are all in preparation for him jumping ship, probably to Ferrari, as he's got it into his head that he's no longer in the fastest car.
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Re: F1 2018

Postby borismorris on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 5:57 am

Hamiltons F1 career and reputation has been built on him being in the fastest car. He's not had a win in a Torro Rosso or a season in the likes of a Minardi which for me at least is why I dont hold him in the same regard as Vettel and Alonso. It doesn't help that hes less communicative than Kimi either. He will of course still be lauded as the greatest Brit ever because "stats dont lie". I'm sorry but theres half a dozen Brits he cant hold a candle to in my mind.

Still, it makes for a good season. Roll on Baku.
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Re: F1 2018

Postby speedbird2639 on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 6:34 am

Brevet Cable wrote: Hamilton's actions so far this season are all in preparation for him jumping ship, probably to Ferrari


The commentators were speculating that Ferrari are looking at trying to get Daniel Ricciardo into their team as he has been offered a new contract at Red Bull but has so far refused/ declined to sign it. That would be presumably to replace Kimi who is 39 this year but I don't see Vettel going anywhere so surely there is only one potential vacancy?

I understand things are going sour between Red Bull and Renault (again) - have they managed to source an engine to replace the TAG badged Renault yet?
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Re: F1 2018

Postby verreli on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 11:01 am

Mad Max was good entertainment.
Dani Ric was a class act.
Hamilton showed how good he is if he doesn't have the fastest car.
Vettel was unusually restrained. Bring back Red Vettel...
Kimi was still fast in his last season...?
Bottas, a No2 driver but still demonstrated podium potential.
Honda still lack power and are the fourth best engine but continue progress.
Alonso again showed his racing ability in a McLaren that is poor aerodynamically.
Williams are nowhere despite having the best engine and a chief engineer that led the Merc resurgence. Go figure.
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