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Official Formula 1 Thread!

For the 2015 season, you're pulling for:

  • Mercedes

    Votes: 13 29.5%
  • Red Bull

    Votes: 5 11.4%
  • Scuderia Ferrari

    Votes: 13 29.5%
  • Williams

    Votes: 4 9.1%
  • McLaren

    Votes: 4 9.1%
  • Force India

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lotus

    Votes: 3 6.8%
  • Torro Rosso

    Votes: 1 2.3%
  • Sauber

    Votes: 1 2.3%
  • Manor

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    44

torga

Go Kart Champion
Damn, that was a great Q3! Leclerc coming in at the last second with such a killer lap.
Props to Vettel to for firing off a total monster of a lap right out of the gate.

I'm really excited for tomorrow's race!
 

1ashchuckton

Ready to race!
Pretty good race, but the best racing was at the back of the grid. If you are a red car fan it was a great race. I feel sorry for Leclearc Ferrari stole a sure win from him & handed the race win to Vettel. Was that done on purpose or was it just another Ferrari team screw up? Hmm....

On to Russia.
 

torga

Go Kart Champion
Man, Vettel's MGU-K failure couldn't have come at a worse time. That 100% handed Mercedes the win, with the safety car pit advantage. If everything went "as planned", it would've been another Ferrari one-two after the Mercs pitted.

Ah well, off to Japan, AKA my favorite track on Gran Turismo.
 

1ashchuckton

Ready to race!
Not a great race, but as they say shirt happens. Benz got the 1 - 2 because of Vettel's dead car & having better strategy this time. Benz has also lost races that they should have won. The racing at the front has spiced things up a bit. I like my racing spicy.

But oh man can you guys in the red cars just race & stop whining about whose on first. LOL
 

torga

Go Kart Champion
Sochi has usually been a snore fest, unfortunately. However, next year will be the last that Sochi will be on the calendar.
 

torga

Go Kart Champion
I don't understand why Mercedes pitted Hamilton so late in the race. His mediums were in excellent shape with only 10 laps to go - the new tire health graphic even had them at 70% life. On a medium tire, that would be more than enough to do 10 more laps. The Mercedes team all but handed the win on a platter to Bottas.

It was fun seeing Leclerc carve his way up the grid.
 

TimS

Ready to race!
Bottas was faster all weekend. Besides, they can give him one or two wins late in the season to keep him happy.

The title is just a formality at this point. Even if Bottas wins every remaining race and takes fastest lap, Lewis only needs top-five finishes.
 

torga

Go Kart Champion
Hamilton was still about 5-6 seconds ahead with healthy tires. The only reason I can see is that they didn't want Bottas to catch up and the boys to race each other.
So instead they chose to do a really obvious thing, thinking they could pass Vettel with fresh softs and salvage a 1-2 finish. But Vettel brought his defense A-game to Japan and shut Merc out; that was really satisfying to watch.

Also props to Ricciardo for tearing through the grid, too.
 

torga

Go Kart Champion
Man, F1 TV still hasn't uploaded Mexico quali to their site. I've been annoyed with this service since it came out last year - the dev team is really dropping the ball.
 

1ashchuckton

Ready to race!
Good race, glad to see Bottas run down Hamilton & pass him. If not for the waving yellow at the end I think Max may have been second. Crazy suspension failure for Vettel. He did one heck of a job holding onto that car.

Two weeks & onto Brasil.
 
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torga

Go Kart Champion
Good race, glad to see Bottas run down Hamilton & pass him. If not for the waving yellow at the end I think Max may have been second. Crazy suspension failure for Vettel. He one heck of a job holding onto that car.

Two weeks & onto Brasil.
Yeah, that back straight was critical for Max on the 2-3 laps he was stuck to Hamilton.
 
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