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The Formula 1 Thread

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
#2
Poker faces from Mercedes do we think? 1 and 2 in the race, people were thinking Ferrrari had the faster cars from testing etc.

Amazing lead by Bottas, Hamilton won't be pleased having been on poll.
 
#3
Bottas was immense - it looked totally effortless. Very surprised at Ferrari though. And I thought Leclerc had Vettel on toast before being told not to pass him - he was lapping a second a lap quicker.

Great effort by Verstappen, maybe this season won't be the Mercedes procession we have come to expect.
 
#5
Only saw the results, not the race, but yes, Ferrari looks so slow. Very surprising.

Hamilton needs to sort those starts out. He's never been good at them since the launch control was banned.
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
#7
Might be clearer in Bahrain re speed of cars. As they said, Mercedes are a smoother 'easier' drive and it might just have suited Adelaide track. Still surprised though. Also at the 20. whatever second gap between 1 and 2.
 
#8
Hamilton needs to sort those starts out. He's never been good at them since the launch control was banned.
It was a shocking start from Hamilton to be honest. What was very noticeable was how quickly the lights went out - quite a few times last season, the five reds were held for 2 (even 3) seconds but they went out almost instantly today and Bottas was on it.

Leclerc will have to cut out silly mistakes, Ferrari aren't going to put up with that.
Agreed, but I thought he drove really well and should have been allowed to pass Vettel.

And agree re Bahrain - Melbourne not an equal playing field in terms of being able to judge cars relative speeds. Annoyed we have to wait two weeks!
 

Melon Donkey

Vital Football Legend
#9
Sad to see Williams in such a state. Was looking forward to seeing George Russell and Lando Norris carrying on their GP2 battles.

Good start by Lando this weekend though
 

Trekker

Has a high horse
#10
Williams are a basket case. Paddy Lowe is on “leave” which means he’s binned and the car has “basic issues” which will take half a season to fix. Kubica was more than 4 seconds a lap down on his the field. They can’t survive another season at the back of the grid.
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Melon Donkey

Vital Football Legend
#11
Williams are a basket case. Paddy Lowe is on “leave” which means he’s binned and the car has “basic issues” which will take half a season to fix. Kubica was more than 4 seconds a lap down on his the field. They can’t survive another season at the back of the grid.
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They put a woman in charge of something to do with cars . What did they expect ?
:whist: :throw:
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
#14
Amazing how all the talk pre-season was how Ferrari were miles ahead of the rest. Doesn't look it, Mercedes are still dominating and they weren't that confident in their speed.
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
#16
Another one, two for Mercedes. Amazing, because everyone was tipping Ferrarri to be almost untouchable this season
 
#17
It does seem odd, doesn't it. Ferrari should have the faster car, but Mercedes always pull it out of the bag.

Loving Bottas giving Lewis a run for his money.

Strange old circuit, though. Not sure I like it. Not a big fan of the massive amount of influence the tyres have, either. The fastest car/driver combo should win, not the one that preserves their tyres best.