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#2911

Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:26 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if Alonso left McLaren right after the Indy 500, regardless of his result there. They kept Button on the team for a reason. Some people believe that he won't complete another full season in such bad conditions. His contract ends this year anyways, and I definitely don't see McLaren renewing him. They need those 40 millions that are wasted on his salary.

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.

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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.


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 11:15 PM

I don't know too much about Ricardo, but if a giant corporation like Honda -who invested millions in this project- is struggling to make their power units reliable, there's virtually no chance for an independent outsider like Ricardo to have any kind of success with an hybrid V6 engine for F1. If the engines were simpler and less restricted by the normative, they may probably have had a chance.

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.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:52 PM

I'm a little surprised that Bottas won, but once again, it's revealing just how hard the cars are struggling behind each other. Good for Bottas, though, he got the start and he made it count.

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 03:31 AM

Gotta love the middle finger that Vettel put up as he passed Massa bahaha.


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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.


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#2917

Posted 4 weeks ago

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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#2918

Posted 4 weeks ago

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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#2919

Posted 4 weeks ago

This weekend is nuts, F1, Indy500 and today Nurburgring 24h...


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#2920

Posted 4 weeks ago

Kimi on pole after 9 years and 128 races since the last one. But more surprising is the fact that Hamilton didn't make it to Q3.
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#2921

Posted 4 weeks ago

Look how happy he his with that pole...

 

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#2922

Posted 4 weeks ago

"Bwoah"



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.


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#2923

Posted 4 weeks ago

With Lance Stroll on the track, all teams should expect a safety can in their strategies... I hope the f*cking kid doesn't change the course of the race for the worse.
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#2924

Posted 4 weeks ago

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.


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#2925

Posted 4 weeks ago

To be honest Monaco usually is boring, as it's too tight a track to pull off successful overtaking. To me Monaco is just a showpiece race to attract big names with money, not to put on a fantastic display of Motorsport.

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#2926

Posted 4 weeks ago

Yeah, the race was boring as hell, specially during the first half.

Had way more excitation seeing Takuma Sato winning at Indianapolis.

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#2927

Posted 4 weeks ago

Never saw the Indy 500, but this lucky fella managed to get up and walk away from this...

 

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#2928

Posted 4 weeks ago

I expect to see the crashes on the "sports summary" the media of my country make when they have a few free minutes after talking exclusively about football. That's how awful the sport media is in my country. lol

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.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

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.





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