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      10-07-2017, 12:16 PM   #45
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Combination of Merc being able to turn the motor up and class from Hamilton. Pity about the penalty from Bottas otherwise he could have played a useful role tomorrow....
Agree, gutted, when I turned it off I thought they were 1 and 2 and Bottas had truly done his bit to support Lewis.

Never mind might not matter and damn yes I might just get up at 5:30 do the start

Anyone else insane enough to watch live?
I've had a crazy week so can't do 6am this Sunday, and I also want to get out for a morning blast in the car, sonny cunning plan is to take the Boxster out at 7am for a couple of hours, then back for breakfast and then watch the F1 as if it starts at 9am and avoid all news sources!

As good as watching it live...
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Combination of Merc being able to turn the motor up and class from Hamilton. Pity about the penalty from Bottas otherwise he could have played a useful role tomorrow....
Agree, gutted, when I turned it off I thought they were 1 and 2 and Bottas had truly done his bit to support Lewis.

Never mind might not matter and damn yes I might just get up at 5:30 do the start

Anyone else insane enough to watch live?
I've had a crazy week so can't do 6am this Sunday, and I also want to get out for a morning blast in the car, sonny cunning plan is to take the Boxster out at 7am for a couple of hours, then back for breakfast and then watch the F1 as if it starts at 9am and avoid all news sources!

As good as watching it live...
Would love to do the same but lads football at 9:15 pan.


Come on Lewis!
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Great quali lap from Lewis - he just needs a good start and hold off Vettel into turn 1 and 2....
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Oh dear Vettel just lost his spark.
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It?s a shame I would have liked to have seen them race today but +25 points
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Disappointing race for the championship. Gutted.
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Yep its a shame we never got to see them race but looks set for a good last 4 races of the season!
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Yep its a shame we never got to see them race but looks set for a good last 4 races of the season!
Perhaps but not really quite the same edge to it all when the championship's not at stake; I know Lewis isn't quite there yet but it will take an extraordinary set of results for him to lose it now. In actual fact, looking at the driver's standings I think Vettel may not even finish second in the championship - if current form continues I can see him finishing behind Bottas as well!
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I've had a crazy week so can't do 6am this Sunday, and I also want to get out for a morning blast in the car, sonny cunning plan is to take the Boxster out at 7am for a couple of hours, then back for breakfast and then watch the F1 as if it starts at 9am and avoid all news sources!

As good as watching it live...
Great thing is that you can skip through long boring periods of safety car or red flag too! (I always make sure to leave sky on obscure channel, so as not to get a glimpse of result when switching on)
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I got my race timings completely wrong Sunday morning.

I woke up, bolted out of bed to watch the race downstairs and it was lap 53 of 53!

Thank god that was at least to see Hamilton win. That would not have been a good start to the day had that result been the other way round.

Things are looking good for Lewis. I can't help but wonder though is reliability going to play its parts with his car though at some point. Although he should have enough of a buffer with that scenario.
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I got my race timings completely wrong Sunday morning.

I woke up, bolted out of bed to watch the race downstairs and it was lap 53 of 53!

Thank god that was at least to see Hamilton win. That would not have been a good start to the day had that result been the other way round.

Things are looking good for Lewis. I can't help but wonder though is reliability going to play its parts with his car though at some point. Although he should have enough of a buffer with that scenario.
Even taking account the law of averages and allowing for a DNF, HAM still has it sewn up I think
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What do you think about this?

A friend of mine who knows a few people who work in F1 as journos etc, believe that Vettel may have crashed on purpose on the close down lap in Malaysia.

The reason being to prevent the stewards from looking at the car after the race. They believe the Ferrari may have been underweight to help Vettel climb through the pack.

As it was smashed up it wasn?t weighed and went straight back to Italy.

You could not compare Vettels pace in the race to Kimi?s as he DNS....... and therefore wouldn?t know he was underweight.


Vettel also took the wheel from the car at the end.

Vettel wasn?t that upset about the crash afterwards. Was he controlling his emotions unlike Baku and Mexico last year??

What do you guys think?
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What do you think about this?

A friend of mine who knows a few people who work in F1 as journos etc, believe that Vettel may have crashed on purpose on the close down lap in Malaysia.

The reason being to prevent the stewards from looking at the car after the race. They believe the Ferrari may have been underweight to help Vettel climb through the pack.

As it was smashed up it wasn?t weighed and went straight back to Italy.

You could not compare Vettels pace in the race to Kimi?s as he DNS....... and therefore wouldn?t know he was underweight.


Vettel also took the wheel from the car at the end.

Vettel wasn?t that upset about the crash afterwards. Was he controlling his emotions unlike Baku and Mexico last year??

What do you guys think?
Running underweight, would be a pretty risky strategy, as cars get randomly weighed after the race. So the intention is to crash anyway to avoid that scenario?

Seems even more risky, as the chance of ?causing a collision? or ?damaging a gearbox? must be pretty high.

Don?t you just love conspiracy theories
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What do you think about this?

A friend of mine who knows a few people who work in F1 as journos etc, believe that Vettel may have crashed on purpose on the close down lap in Malaysia.

The reason being to prevent the stewards from looking at the car after the race. They believe the Ferrari may have been underweight to help Vettel climb through the pack.

As it was smashed up it wasn?t weighed and went straight back to Italy.

You could not compare Vettels pace in the race to Kimi?s as he DNS....... and therefore wouldn?t know he was underweight.


Vettel also took the wheel from the car at the end.

Vettel wasn?t that upset about the crash afterwards. Was he controlling his emotions unlike Baku and Mexico last year??

What do you guys think?
Running underweight, would be a pretty risky strategy, as cars get randomly weighed after the race. So the intention is to crash anyway to avoid that scenario?

Seems even more risky, as the chance of ?causing a collision? or ?damaging a gearbox? must be pretty high.

Don?t you just love conspiracy theories
My thoughts entirely, but Kimi not starting made me think twice!

I do find it hard to believe but it wouldn?t be the first time Ferrari try bend the rules!
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My thoughts entirely, but Kimi not starting made me think twice!

I do find it hard to believe but it wouldn?t be the first time Ferrari try bend the rules!
Seems a little far fetched to me, like most conspiracy theories.

He was faster than most of the field anyway, so at best it would have gained him 3-5 places, probably not even that.

Then risk a grid penalty in the next race that could have easily been more than five places. Ok it wasn't in the end, but to believe that he knows exactly how to crash, but not damage anything significant in such a highly tuned and engineered car is also far fetched.

I'm sticking with lack of concentration and feeling under pressure being the reason for his crash.
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