Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 25 Nov 2018.
RIP Interlagos -
Pick your own joke:
Someone lock up Tilke until construction is finished
Vote Satan, Lose F1
Unless Liberty agrees to hold races at the new track the stroy has as much credibility as that Circuit in Wales
Which will win, F1's desire to keep F1 in Brazil or Bollocksnaro's desire to move it to Rio.
The track won't get built, the question is whether he will bulldoze Interlagos before anyone finds out.
Likely its an excuse to bulldoze the area, the olympics was the last excuse, it will likely go the same way that site has just end up being more run down now that what it replaced.
I'm surprised no one used the argument of safety after the run of robberies Interlagos had (Bernie, Button, Mechanics). If Rio still has the infastructure from the Olympics it might be a way of justifying that spend.
After the fiasco of the construction for the Olympics, this can only be a disaster. Construction will start in mid 2020 with the aim for a November slot with the race getting pushed back the next season. It will then be put further in doubt after [insert object here] collapses. The final nail in the coffin will be when the Mayor is arrested for corruption or embroiled in some sort of scandal over funding for the project.
I kinda hope it doesn't go ahead as Interlagos is one of the few interesting circuits that hasn't been cursed by Tilke or neutered to the point it's a featureless circle
Hiring some half decent security for Interlagos would be infinitely cheaper than a new circuit elsewhere.
But bollocksnaro can't use it for dick waving purposes.
If he so badly wants to whip it out, he can go jump naked out of a chopper a 100 miles deep into the jungle (no parachute, a real man like him doesn't need those nanny state tools of oppression for filthy lefties).
He gets some free airtime on TV
Brazil is free of him
F1 keeps Interlagos
That's Brazil though, short of putting the race 200 miles into the jungle with helicopter access only that will follow them wherever they go. Even if they did the gangbangers would just congregate around anything with a giant H on it.
Ferrari: We've brought a new and improved engine
Merc: Still a second-ish ahead
Ferrari: *Pikachu face*
Did someone tell the delivery guy that the Ferrari is the red car and not the silver one?
Because Bottas certainly drove like he had about 5 new engines in the back.
Wow. Bottas is driving like a man possessed! Hamilton barely seems bothered now the Ferrari challenge has been found to be smoke and mirrors, like if he can win without too much effort then so be it, but why waste time and effort on a team mate he obviously feels is below him.
Nah, Hamilton hasn't stepped off. Bottas has stepped up.
Bottas has certainly found another level, I think more than anything he was embarrassed by his performance last season and he has come back a new man (with an evil beard, possibly the source of his newfound powers). But the excitement i saw in Hamilton talking about the upcoming fight with ferrari has disappeared as Mercedes have dominated.
Hamilton's lap(s) were pretty horrid by his usual standards, the car was all over place. Bottas on the other hand nailed it and probably still would've had pole even if Hamilton had got his **** together.
Still, if this is all ferrari's 'new and improved' engine has to show for itself... merc are going to make lasagne of that prancing horse... again... [imo]
i wonder how much faster everyone could of gone if they paused for 5 mins so they could clean all the gravel up off the track after everyone decided to Cosplay as a Rake
that was a rather dull race for the most part, the Mercs scampered off into the distance and were not seen again till the safety car, then the scampered off again
Crofty stole my line - he said Merc's performance this year is akin to a sound check before a live gig:
One - Two
One - Two
One - Two
I said the exact same thing to a work mate last week.
Toto: DEPLOY SETTING NUMBER THREE!
Seriously, you have to wonder if any teams other than Mercedes are even trying at this point. It's getting to the point that I think F1 needs to adopt success balast, even with 50kg on each car the Mercs would be third fastest at worst.
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