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post #1186 of 1290
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Originally Posted by MuZo2 View Post

Decent job. Would have been more interesting to see alongside Kobayashi.

 

No doubt; to say I don't rate Ericsson highly is an understatement. I doubt Lotterer could match Kobayashi so closely on his first F1 drive.

post #1187 of 1290
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post
 

Well the examples I made was as much pay driver as Maldonado so there really isn´t much of a difference. The difference is that they impressed more obviously so could later get out of the pay driver niche. There is a reason why Maldonado despite his money is not in a Ferrari already :)


Unfair comparison, this year he might as well be in the Ferrari.

post #1188 of 1290

Fascinating qualifying, as one expects from a wet qualy in Spa!

 

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Hamilton just can't seem to get a clean lap in anymore these days.
Vettel back ahead of Ricciardo, but this doesn't seem to be a strong track for the Aussie.
Williams not as close as I was hoping, but probably different in the dry.
Raikkonen maybe a bit closer to Alonso?
A bit surprised by both Force Indias out, but as a McLaren fan no argument here :D

... And down at the back: Lotterer in front of Ericsson on his debut by a full second. That's pretty brutal for Marcus. Bianchi stomping all over the backmarkers, as expected.


 Really looking forward to an exciting race tomorrow!

post #1189 of 1290

It surprised me that

 

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Hamilton can't beat Rosberg in qualies. I always thought he's the faster qualifier, but it seems that Rosberg was more composed and handles unpredictable conditions better..
post #1190 of 1290

I think basically

 

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Rosberg doesn't quite have the same top-end performance as Hamilton, but he doesn't make nearly as many mistakes either. He consistently delivers just a little bit below Hamilton's best.

Personally, I always thought Rosberg could run Hamilton close in qualy (I did think it would go more Hamilton's way I'll admit); qualifying is really his main strength. I didn't think he was a match for Lewis in the races, and I still don't.
post #1191 of 1290

You can choose how hard you push. You can risk more and be faster or be more strategic and make sure you keep the tires performing good etc. It´s as much about driving style as actually being faster. I do endurance racing and well there to finish you first have to finish and do less misstakes then your opponents. Still need to go fast of course.

 

Hamilton is pushing to much and is to often over his skill level during qualification. Hasn´t payed off  as of late.

Could see the same in McLaren where he would go off and do stupid misstakes every other race and you wonder how on earth he could beat Alonso that first year lol.

 

Nice showing of Lotterer. His 450 laps at Spa this year did pay off. There was complaints about Caterham getting Marcus out with all of the top teams so he was overtaken constantly. Anyway will be interesting to see in race will be harder to make excuses there :)

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Great race today, guys!

 

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IMO it is only a matter of time before the two driver collides when you have both of your driver in the same team fighting for the title.
 
Finally Kimi finished ahead of Alonso, and what a race that final 5 laps of the race was!
 
Ricciardo seem to always be the right guy at the right time in the right place every time Mercedes having a problem.
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Riccardio is just driving faster then Vettel it´s that easy :)

 
Nice aggressive start from Vettel but then not used to see that kind of misstakes from him.
 
I guess I should feel sorry for Hamilton but I think they are even steven now. Nico was to blame for this yes but been pushed wide earlier in the season where they should have collided and Hamilton would get drive throughs.
 
I don´t get Hamilton though he wanted to quit the race after 20 laps. You are still fighting for a WC for gods sake. 
 
Also a shame Caterham can´t build F1 cars. Would been interesting to see what Lotterer could do. Of course Marussia had to pass the last lap too despite being unlucky with traffic.

Fantastic race with crazy fun racing to the end. Vettel should have gotten a drive through penalty for disrespecting the track ;)

post #1194 of 1290

:gs1000smile: What a race!! This is Formula One, *****! :gs1000smile:

 

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Ricciardo is just dumping Vettel like a punk on every lap. Unbelievable pace advantage in the same car, and it's really not looking good for Vettel's reputation. For his sake, Ricciardo MUST win at least one world title in the future :D

GO RAIKKONEN! Beat Alonso fair and square from behind, 5-second penalty or not. Those laps he put in for making the undercut work were blistering! Two fastest laps of the race in a row. Could this (well, Hungary actually) be the turning point at Ferrari? Fingers crossed!

Rosberg's fault. 100%.

Brilliant and aggressive defending from Magnussen. My driver of the day, I think; holding any driver off for that long is impressive, but when it's Fernando Alonso that's got to be worth an extra bit.

 

So is this now a 1-horse race, or a 3-horse race in earnest? :eek:

post #1195 of 1290

That was incredible!

post #1196 of 1290

And they just said Newey is done after this year.

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Woe! That is the first time I have ever seen anyone in F1 almost boo'd off the podium. No matter what happens this year I'm afraid Rosberg is going to suffer the taint of being a "dirty" driver.

 

Ricciardo and Botas, just where did these guys come from?

 

 

Gawd but I love Spa!

post #1198 of 1290
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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post
 

Woe! That is the first time I have ever seen anyone in F1 almost boo'd off the podium. No matter what happens this year I'm afraid Rosberg is going to suffer the taint of being a "dirty" driver.

 

Ricciardo and Botas, just where did these guys come from?

 

 

Gawd but I love Spa!

Wasn´t you hear last year with Vettel :)

 

Ricciardo and Bottas was there from the beginning :p

 

I don´t think anybody really care those boos should be gone quite fast. It´s not like the real ayrton senna/prost stuff or every time Schumi deliberately crashed to win the WC. Are we going to be super upset about this small accident then we are just looking for drama :) 

post #1199 of 1290
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post
 

Wasn´t you hear last year with Vettel :)

 

Ricciardo and Bottas was there from the beginning :p

 

I don´t think anybody really care those boos should be gone quite fast. It´s not like the real ayrton senna/prost stuff or every time Schumi deliberately crashed to win the WC. Are we going to be super upset about this small accident then we are just looking for drama :) 


No were not upset about the "small" accident (although Lauda sure seems to be). We are starting to think differently when we stack that on top of other "innocent" stunts like qualifying at Monaco. The old saying "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me" Would seem to apply here.

post #1200 of 1290

I agree oqvist, those boos were weak.  They don't mean anything.  Drama is not needed.

 

Why do they force me to listen to what Lauda says?  Sure, I care, a little, but not really.

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