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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:26 PM
On a sidenote, Sauber just confirmed that they will use Honda engines from 2018. I hope Honda can work on their engines better with a team that doesn't have the urge of winning as soon as possible.
Posted 30 April 2017 - 10:46 PM
Didn't see all the race as it clashed with the football, but that look Alonso gave the car... it stopped short of flicking it the middle fingers.
It's shame that Mclaren don't have a bit more money to develop their own power plants instead of using a supplier, or at least prop up Ricardo who make their road car engines to develop an F1 engine.
Posted 30 April 2017 - 11:15 PM
I would like to believe that Honda will make double the progress working with two separate teams, and they may probably expand their market share -of F1 engines- in the future with Red Bull. Renault is slowly making improvements as well, and I can see them giving less privileges to the Austrian team once they become competitive with their factory team.
Talking about Renault, I still fail to understand how they renewed Palmer. I could understand that decision last year when they had no major aspirations since they had to use recycled Lotus material, but supposedly this season is the start of a major project. Unless Palmer is giving them tons of money, I don't see any reason for him to stay in there.
Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:52 PM
Posted 02 May 2017 - 03:31 AM
Gotta love the middle finger that Vettel put up as he passed Massa bahaha.
Posted 02 May 2017 - 12:40 PM
Speaking of Massa, what a season he's having so far. I think these new cars have really seperated the experienced and more skilled drivers from the ones who still have some improving to do. If you look at teams like Williams and Renault who have one experienced driver and one newer driver, there has been a massive difference in performance between the two. Massa and Hulkenberg have been consistently better than Stroll and Palmer and I think they will totally dominate their teammates this year.
Posted 26 May 2017 - 02:47 AM
Lance Stroll is such a joke. Said that he was used to crashing on that curve in Monaco in his playstation, and that he only crashed because he was pushing to his limit. Sigh. Daddy can buy him a F1 seat, but can't buy him the results!
I'm enjoying this season, though. Nice to see Force India doing so well with rookie drivers, shows they have good career potential for the future.
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Posted 27 May 2017 - 01:26 AM
I've been enjoying Ferrari taking it to Mercedes this year, but it's a clear two horse race between Vettel and Hamilton. Though it looks like Mercedes have struggled thus far at Monaco. Might spice up the championship if they have a poor weekend.
I know it's unlikely, but imagine how Alonso would feel competing in the Indy 500 this weekend if Button won this race in his car? It won't happen, but stranger things have happened I guess.
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Posted 27 May 2017 - 12:44 PM
This weekend is nuts, F1, Indy500 and today Nurburgring 24h...
Posted 27 May 2017 - 01:17 PM
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Posted 27 May 2017 - 09:52 PM
But anyway, I'm just hoping Max has a nice clean racing experience tomorrow and doesn't crash into anyone in the first corner or anywhere else for that matter.
Posted 27 May 2017 - 10:04 PM
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Posted 28 May 2017 - 04:38 PM
Very boring race, and lame how Max lost his 4th spot because of his pit strategy. With the wider cars overtaking in Monaco has become completely impossible.
At least Tom Dumoulin won the Giro d'Italia.
Posted 28 May 2017 - 04:48 PM
Posted 28 May 2017 - 08:35 PM
Had way more excitation seeing Takuma Sato winning at Indianapolis.
Posted 28 May 2017 - 09:54 PM
Never saw the Indy 500, but this lucky fella managed to get up and walk away from this...
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Posted 28 May 2017 - 11:25 PM
I never saw the Indy 500 entirely until today, tried to watch the race in 2014 or 2015 -cannot remember- but I got bored back then. This time, with Alonso on track and a free Sunday, I said why not? And I have one thing clear: I'll watch it again next year, regardless of Alonso returning or not.
Oh boy, everyone in Spain is saying that Alonso is jinxed. Very bad publicity for Honda; hilariously their F1 drivers today retired from crashes, so the engine failure had to be for Alonso.
Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:09 PM
That was a great lap fro Hamilton for pole today, I didn't think Mercedes had it in them after the practice sessions but it should make the race more interesting tomorrow with a Mercedes and Ferrari each on the two front rows.
I thought it was really cool that they interviewed the drivers at turns 1 and 2 after qualifying, hopefully they do more stuff like that after races. Hamilton receiving that Senna helmet for equalling his number of pole positions was great to see too.
Posted 3 weeks ago
That was quite the crazy race at Baku a couple of days ago. Bunch of colllisions, Vettel and Hamilton getting into it during the safety car, then Ricciardo's crazy move to gain a couple of positions going into turn 1 on a restart. Alonso actually was able to avoid engine issues during the race and not just finished it, but finished it in the points. Great runs by Stroll and Magnussen as well.
Posted 6 days ago
So it appears Vettel will be testing the Screen Shield thing on his Ferrari.
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