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Motors Bit-Tech F1 2020 thread - Race 10: Russia

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 2 Feb 2020.

  1. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Well, he is favourite for the stand in driver.
     
  2. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    For what this time, using last seasons Renault driver or something from Merc :worried:
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    ...once again the game between Merc and everyone else is 1+ seconds.
     
  4. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Anyone see any analysis of free practice? Where Merc sandbagging or just not liking the new Perelli's?
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    It was crazy hot and the Merc doesn't like the heat... I think was the reasoning/excuse...

    but one or both of the above could be true too
     
  6. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    [insert conspiracy about Hulkenbergs car being sabotaged]
     
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  7. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I'm bored - I think I'll go and re-paint the bathroom.
     
  8. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Well, that was certainly a finale...
     
  9. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Spices up next weekend for sure
     
  10. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    :worried:
     
  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    well the tyres letting go makes things interesting for next week
    as they'll be running softer tyres next time round
     
  12. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    An expected 30c temps
     
  13. enbydee

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    Memories of the daytona 24hr with all the tyres popping.
     
  14. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Memories of Silverstone a few years ago [2012?] with tyres 'sploding left and right...
     
  15. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    2013 iirc.

    Will be interesting to see if they stick o the plan to run a softer compound next week, Mercs will certainly be begging the FIA to intervene so Verstappen doesn't get handed a Hamilton weekend.
     
  16. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Those tyres are a bit ****ed.
     
  17. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    utter snoozefest of a race, with 4 mad laps right at the end, the 'should max of pitted' argument will rage on for quite some time, imo pitting was the right call with the information they had, there was every chance Lewis either would of pitted for safety or his tire wouldnt of let go on him and getting max that fastest lap would of been worth the risk
     
  18. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Indeed, Max said he was unsure of the tyres for a while so he also wanted the change. Probably for the best they did as they could have decided to let go, we will never know.

    Re next week, tyre wise I don't think they can do much with this short a notice bar perhaps mandate a minimum number of stops under safety.
     
  19. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    If anything max's tyre could have went just as easily. I did wonder after Albons stop, would the mercs have enough to pit, put on new mediums and catch and pass Verstappen. While exploding tyres was unexpected, the high loads going through those tyres, possibility of saftey cars and the fact you can overtake at silverstone might have made rolling the dice worth it
     
  20. RedFlames

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