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    Formula 1

    Iím not sure if thereís ever been an F1 thread on here before so I thought Iíd start one.
    Its the Austrian GP this week. A track that tends to favour cars with less power and a decent chassis. Iím a huge fan of Max Verstappen and I think heíll win for a second race in a row. Mercedes will always be strong with Hamilton in the car, but I get the feeling the pendulum is starting to swing towards Red Bull, with Ferrari somewhere in the middle.
    Rain is forecast for the weekend which always makes for an exciting race and if itís half as good as last week in Germany weíre in for a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Iím not sure if thereís ever been an F1 thread on here before so I thought Iíd start one.
    Its the Austrian GP this week. A track that tends to favour cars with less power and a decent chassis. Iím a huge fan of Max Verstappen and I think heíll win for a second race in a row. Mercedes will always be strong with Hamilton in the car, but I get the feeling the pendulum is starting to swing towards Red Bull, with Ferrari somewhere in the middle.
    Rain is forecast for the weekend which always makes for an exciting race and if itís half as good as last week in Germany weíre in for a treat.


    Isn't it the hungarian race this week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McD View Post
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    Isn't it the hungarian race this week?
    Yes it is, I was watching the practice sessions as I typed it as well

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    Qualifying is just about to start, but Iím off to the match so I wonít see it.

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    Dutch fans letting off orange smoke. Max took pole.

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    Lewis the Champion

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    Used to love F1 when I was a kid couldn't sit and watch a full race now though.

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    Big fan.

    Been to Silverstone a couple of times planning a long haul race for my 50rh in a couple of years.

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    I'm a fan but it feels like you have to wait 10 races that are over at the first corner to get one like last week.

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    I'm a fan but it feels like you have to wait 10 races that are over at the first corner to get one like last week.
    Last 3 have been all very good not expecting much tomorrow but hopefully Max livens it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibs#1 View Post
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    Used to love F1 when I was a kid couldn't sit and watch a full race now though.
    You can't watch a full race now, British apart, unless you're prepared to pay a small fortune. Maybe paying through the nose focuses the mind!

    And that's why audiences are declining for F1 and so many other sports.
    Space to let

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    Iím still on skyís legacy package so get it for free always a hassle when negotiating a new deal as they try to move me away from it.

    I love the technical side of the sport and probably prefer it to football nowadays.

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    Delighted for Max to get his first pole position and a great lap from George Russell in the Williams to get the car off the back row for the first time this season. Hopefully there will be some rain tomorrow as it can be difficult to pass in Hungary.

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    I had high hopes for Bottas after his impressive performance at William's but he is going to struggle to keep that seat from Ocon now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloudSquall View Post
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    I had high hopes for Bottas after his impressive performance at William's but he is going to struggle to keep that seat from Ocon now.
    George Russell will be in with a shout for that seat as well.

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    Fascinating race today without there being much overtaking. Ima a huge Verstappen fan and Iím gutted he didnít get the win, but you have to hand it to Mercedes with that strategy call to bring Lewis in when they did and Lewis executed it like the champion he is. Ferrari where miles off the pace, but that wasnít much of a surprise at a circuit that doesnít favour their car. Another solid day for Maclaren and I think theyíll be back winning races next season. Disappointing races from Bottas and Gasly and I doubt either will retain their seats for next season.
    Its going to be fascinating second half to the season.

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    Fascinating race today without there being much overtaking. Ima a huge Verstappen fan and Iím gutted he didnít get the win, but you have to hand it to Mercedes with that strategy call to bring Lewis in when they did and Lewis executed it like the champion he is. Ferrari where miles off the pace, but that wasnít much of a surprise at a circuit that doesnít favour their car. Another solid day for Maclaren and I think theyíll be back winning races next season. Disappointing races from Bottas and Gasly and I doubt either will retain their seats for next season.
    Its going to be fascinating second half to the season.
    Really good feel for Max if the Ferraris were in the mix he would have won.

    Bottas will go I reckon with Ocon coming in although apparently Renault are interested in him, Gasly is struggling but who do they bring in? Going to be interesting how it all pans out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patch1875 View Post
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    Really good feel for Max if the Ferraris were in the mix he would have won.

    Bottas will go I reckon with Ocon coming in although apparently Renault are interested in him, Gasly is struggling but who do they bring in? Going to be interesting how it all pans out.
    I think Albon will come in for Gasly, thereís a possibility the Kvyat could get another chance, but the fact that heís already had a chance and failed makes that unlikely. Red Bull always seem to promote from their own driver programme and Albon seems the next in line, but heís very inexperienced so I think theyíll wait until the end of the season before making the change. I feel a bit for Bottas and Gasly as theyíre up against the two best drivers around right now. I have a feeling Russel might go to a bigger team and do well and he might get the Mercedes drive if Ocon goes to Renault.

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    Gasly out Albon in.

    Red bull at there ruthless best hopefully they wonít destroy 2 young drivers in a season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patch1875 View Post
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    Gasly out Albon in.

    Red bull at there ruthless best hopefully they wonít destroy 2 young drivers in a season.
    They could well destroy 2 young drivers. Gasly was definitely ready and talented enough to make the step up, but for some reason itís not worked for him at Red Bull. Albon is a talented young driver, but unlike Gasly heís been outperformed by Kvyat and heís got less experience than Gasly. Itís a big gamble for Red Bull. Iíd have either continued with Gasly or given Kvyat another go until the end of the season, with a view to bringing in Albon next season.

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    They could well destroy 2 young drivers. Gasly was definitely ready and talented enough to make the step up, but for some reason itís not worked for him at Red Bull. Albon is a talented young driver, but unlike Gasly heís been outperformed by Kvyat and heís got less experience than Gasly. Itís a big gamble for Red Bull. Iíd have either continued with Gasly or given Kvyat another go until the end of the season, with a view to bringing in Albon next season.
    I agree only logic may be that Kvyat has already had Red Bull experience so may be considered once they have tried Albon until the end of the season.

    I would have given Kvyat the seat due to his experience giving them a better chance of finishing above Ferrari in the constructors.

    Bet they wish the gave Danny Ric a better deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patch1875 View Post
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    I agree only logic may be that Kvyat has already had Red Bull experience so may be considered once they have tried Albon until the end of the season.

    I would have given Kvyat the seat due to his experience giving them a better chance of finishing above Ferrari in the constructors.

    Bet they wish the gave Danny Ric a better deal!
    Kvyat is in the form of his life just now, the penny seems to finally have dropped for him. I agree about Danny Ric, they could be challenging for the constructors title if heíd stayed.

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    F1 returns this weekend with the French Grand Prix at the visually stunning circuit Paul Ricard. The race was won last year by Lewis Hamilton who started on pole. Mercedes have looked vulnerable in the last few races as Red Bull have served it up to them led by the magnificent Max Verstappen. Max is now partnered by Alex Albon and it will be interesting to see how he gets on. There will no doubt be updates on all cars and that makes predictions difficult, but Iím hoping Verstappen can go well and reignite the championship race.

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    F1 returns this weekend with the French Grand Prix at the visually stunning circuit Paul Ricard. The race was won last year by Lewis Hamilton who started on pole. Mercedes have looked vulnerable in the last few races as Red Bull have served it up to them led by the magnificent Max Verstappen. Max is now partnered by Alex Albon and it will be interesting to see how he gets on. There will no doubt be updates on all cars and that makes predictions difficult, but Iím hoping Verstappen can go well and reignite the championship race.
    Think I will watch the one at Spa. ;-)

    Ferrari for the win hopefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by patch1875 View Post
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    Think I will watch the one at Spa. ;-)

    Ferrari for the win hopefully
    I get the venue wrong every time

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    Bottas stays at merc for 2020 no real suprise.

    Must mean Ocon has a seat somewhere possibly Renault which in turn leaves Hulkenberg looking elsewhere.

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    Bottas stays at merc for 2020 no real suprise.

    Must mean Ocon has a seat somewhere possibly Renault which in turn leaves Hulkenberg looking elsewhere.
    Yep Ocon confirmed for Renault.

    Makes sense for Mercedes, Bottas isn't a threat to Hamilton but is good enough to ensure the constructors championship while Ocon picks up the experience needed for the Merc drive.

    I know Hamilton has improved further in these years but given Bottas' performance against him if goes to show how good Rosberg was to compete with Hamilton given his critics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloudSquall View Post
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    Yep Ocon confirmed for Renault.

    Makes sense for Mercedes, Bottas isn't a threat to Hamilton but is good enough to ensure the constructors championship while Ocon picks up the experience needed for the Merc drive.

    I know Hamilton has improved further in these years but given Bottas' performance against him if goes to show how good Rosberg was to compete with Hamilton given his critics.
    Rosberg was an excellent driver and much more likeable than Hamilton. I wish heíd stayed on as a driver as the battle with Hamilton that year was epic. Iíve always been of the opinion that Hamilton is the best driver on the grid, but Rosberg had the arrogance to believe he could go head to head with Hamilton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patch1875 View Post
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    Bottas stays at merc for 2020 no real suprise.

    Must mean Ocon has a seat somewhere possibly Renault which in turn leaves Hulkenberg looking elsewhere.
    If Iíd reported this Iíd have said Bottas was staying with Ferrari

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    As an aside I feel really sorry for Hulkenburg. The guy is probably the best driver never to get a drive with a big team. I heard the fact that heís quite tall and therefore a bit heavier than most drivers has worked against him.

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