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Motors Bit-Tech F1 2019 thread - Race 1: Australia

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 25 Nov 2018.

  1. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Oh man, that's just about as bad a start to a season as you can get...

    Hope there is some fitting tributes this weekend - though there obviously hasn't been a lot of warning/time to prepare.
     
  2. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    That's tragic news so shortly before the race weekend.
    I am sure the tributes will come flooding in this weekend.
     
  3. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    At the very least, all the cars should have black armbands on Sunday.
     
  4. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    RIP Charlie, Godspeed.

     
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  5. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Well, normal service has been resumed merc are eight tenths ahead of redbull and ferrari with kimi very close behind. Mid field looks tight but Williams is miles off.
     
  6. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Any major updates spotted?
     
  7. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Well that was just about the worst possible start to the season, Whiting was only a year older than my dad, almost to the day.

    What a shitty thing to happen.
     
  8. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Smells like the title is already decided:
    Red Bull looks close enough to swipe points from Ferrari, so Mercs have it sewn up.

    Further down the field it looks crazy tight between the Haas, Alfa, NotForceIndia, McLaren, Renault and Toro Rosso and then somewhere in the "might as well have shown up on a bicycle" ranks there are the Williams.
     
  9. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Smells like just any Australian GP for Ferrari.

    Australia 2019 - Ferrari 7 tenths behind Hamilton
    Australia 2018 - Ferrari 7 tenths behind Hamilton
    Australia 2017 - Vettel 3 tenths behind Hamilton, Kimi 9 tenths behind Hamilton.
    Australia 2016 - Vettel 8 tenths behind Hamilton.
     
  10. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Still lol'ing at the "technical experts" that were saying how far ahead Ferrari were and how much Merc are struggling to understand the car.

    Also lol'ing at anyone who believed Lewis and Toto when they kept saying the usual "this will be a close fight", year after year.

    Definitely going to be waking up early to illegally stream the race (F you Sky), I fully expect some fireworks at the start!
     
  11. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    To be fair, nobody expected Mercedes to put out a fake car on 1st week of the pre-season practice, because that is an expensive thing to do.
     
  12. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Oh absolutely, but with the amount of sand they carry around every pre-season test, they might as well be sponsored by JCB...
     
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  13. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Called it!
     
  14. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    Tbh they could rock up drivng a JCB and still win...
     
  15. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    [​IMG]
     
  16. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Considering how close the midfield appears to be we might even get fireworks on lap 2 or 3:thumb:
     
  17. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    To be fair it wasn't a fake car, it a twenty-eighteen-and-a-bit car with the 2019 powertrain in it so Merc could thrash the engine without giving Ferrari any ideas to steal when it came to aero.

    Kind of genius, but a bit demoralising for everyone else.
     
  18. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    didn't expect Bottas to win so resoundingly!
    An Riccardo found of why Renault don't make lawnmowers
     
  19. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    Already seen people saying that during Practice / Quali Merc were gauging the rest of the grid, and now they feel they have another free championship they are handing it to Bottas this year as Hamilton won it last year
     
  20. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Nah, Hamilton fluffed the start and there's no such thing as team orders in race one.
     

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