Formula 1 The F1 jibber jabber thread.

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I'm not convinced by these, the last time they butchered qualifying it was a pigs ear.. the fact they still dont have the plans set out as the 1st GP is about to start seems a tad iffy.

"Under the plans, a qualifying session would be moved to Friday - replacing the second practice session - before a 100km qualifying sprint race on Saturday would be used to determine the grid for Sunday’s grand prix."

So, we'll only get 1 practise session, which, if youre like me it might be handy to have a sprint race for the price of practise day tickets, I'm just glad prices dont seem to be reflecting the changes. I guess the like of Silverstone will likely see a boost to ticket sales/concessions etc on the Friday, but Sat tickets will be down the pan, not great if you'll already bought them ^^
 

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1st Practise looking interesting.. McLarens up there as I expected but early days yet.
 

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Was really close. Lets see how my companies car does tomorrow. Oracle started sponsoring RedBull
 

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Was really close. Lets see how my companies car does tomorrow. Oracle started sponsoring RedBull
Will they do audits on the viewers and charge them extortionate amounts for viewing the Grand Prix the wrong way?
 

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Get in there, Lewis. I was sure Verstappen would sail past him as he was drawing closer.
 

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Was a great race, I think Lewis has finally got some competition, clearly through practise and qualy that Redbull was faster and even in the race I thought Lewis was history, he does tend to get a little nervous when things get closer (perhaps nervous sounding is a better word for it) but there was little this time cept for good clean racing and Hammy just had enough in the bag.

I think Verstappen showed great maturity too, he didnt do his bull in a china shop impression and knows this is a long season and building points is how this years season is going to be.

I had hoped for a bit more from the McLarens but this has traditionally been a merc circuit. High rake versus low rake could be interesting at Imola in a coupla weeks, I think we could see the Alpha Tauri's play a big part and maybe the Mclarens too, maybe even a win. But the old Mercs were fast here. Lets not forget the Renaults were pretty quick last year so maybe Nando could make an appearance.
 

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To say Lewis was lucky to push back up to 2nd is an understatement - without that red flag he would've been a lap down. Still, he did well to pull off those overtakes, it seems like the Merc is better in traffic than it has been previously.
 

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I think we can all agree great race and great season so far - looks very exciting!!
 

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I think he was unlucky there - I am not a LH fanboi but being offline in those conditions = horrible...
Nah it was a mis judgement. He tried to get the car on the corner and it wasnt on. Waiting till the next straight bit would have been better. Hind sight and all that.
 

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