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Motors Bit-Tech F1 2021 thread - Race 16: Turkey

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 13 Dec 2020.

  1. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Its something when all the other support races had drama, so the F3 race above, the FE race the week before too. Cars are just too large for there they simply cannot race.
     
  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  3. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    Glad I rolled my ticket over to 2022 when offered the chance in February. Knowing my luck I'll be rolling it over again come next Feb.
     
  4. The_Crapman

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

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    I'm still waiting to go to Belgium, that was a birthday present about 6 years ago :hehe: To be fair though, there has been a it getting in the way of it. 2 weddings, a funeral, house purchase and a whole bunch of bad luck :lol:

    I wonder if we'll see another quali dominated by a crash? Been a few so far already
     
  5. Anfield

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    Some airline CEO is going to get a new yacht or two from flying in spares after that quali...
     
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  6. The_Crapman

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

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    Crashtastic! What a shame to have the climax ruined again. I don't think sainz could actually see the Tsunoda crash ahead, looked to me like he came in WAAAAY too fast, locked up and binned it.
     
  7. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    This seems, prophetic now.
     
  8. The_Crapman

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

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    I have a sneaky suspicion we'll see an engine blow up tomorrow. Possibly Russell's.
     
  9. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    Ocon disagrees with you!

    That was big one for Lance Stroll...
     
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  10. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    and a big one for Verstappen, same problem as stroll
     
  11. David

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    Gutted for Verstappen.

    I mean, fair enough if it had been his error, but that's just brutal.

    In the same breath, it'd be great to see Perez on the top step.
     
  12. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    Vettel will start 3rd with brand new soft tyres, he might win this...
     
  13. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    Brand new softs on an Aston versus scrubbed softs on Merc and RB? Don't hold your breath.
     
  14. sandys

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    He's driven well, it'd be a shame if it got mugged on a restart but don't see him catching the cars in front unless he plays torpedo and does some hopeful lunges.
     
  15. Anfield

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    And only two laps, so not enough for DRS to become available...
     
  16. fix-the-spade

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    Super Duper Sprint Race...

    ~edit. Excrement, meet rotary implement...

    Come on Checo!

    So, anyone thought it woul be Perez, Vettel, Gasly on the podium? Anyone at all?

    And then Perez' engine craps out literally on the line.
    Stop the car, stop the car right now Sergio...
     
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  17. David

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    Unfortunate for Hamilton, but it keeps it close for the WDC.

    Thrilled for Checo.

    [edit] he didn't make it to parc ferme - the car broke down!
     
  18. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    the re-start was insane, how nobody ended up in a wall or in another car is a serious testament to the guys skill behind the wheel
    im kinda glad Hammilton went staight on tbh, its nice that championship wise, Verstappen didnt lose points to Hamilton for something far outside of his control
    pirelli will have alot of questions to answer, after saying the tires would last for 40 laps and 2 drivers have dangerous blowouts noticeably before that point
    i will say though i do like that we get clippings of the Teams / FIA chat now, thats pretty tasty
    but that restart battle of Gasly, Leclerc and Norris, i could watch that for a full race distance
     
  19. Omnislip

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    Pirelli have had recurrent issues with these "cuts" ending in catastrophic tyre failures right back to 2013 Silverstone. It seems pretty mad to me (although I do lack perspective, having only seen 2 seasons on non-Pirelli tyres in my F1-following career)
     
  20. The_Crapman

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

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    Although since the demise grandstand and ceefax and the acquiring of of something resembling a "life", I'm not quite the statto I once was, but the only notable tyre problem I can think of from the early 90s onwards would be the infamous us grand Prix of 2005.
     
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