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Motors The Bit-Tech F1 2016 Thread - Season Complete

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 29 Nov 2015.

  1. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Shame about Button.

    As boring as predicted up front, Mercs on a leisurely sunday afternoon drive until they get told over the radio to go faster or overtake a specific person, then back to leisurely sunday afternoon drive.
     
  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Ad Drab being Ab Drab... not holding out much hope for the last few laps tbh...
     
  3. Harlequin

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    with falling gates - and thus increased prices , quite a few circuits are looking at walking away
     
  4. Yadda

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    This is actually quite an exciting end to the race. Fair play to Hamilton.
     
  5. Anfield

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    If the sport isn't capable of creating genuine excitement nothing wrong with Hamilton creating artificial excitement.
     
  6. Guest-16

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    Can't believe Merc are being greedy with a 1-2 or they are favouring Ros. Total ********. Let them race and leave him alone ffs.
     
  7. RedFlames

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    And that was that. Now to tune into WRX Argentina. :)
     
  9. Yadda

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    "F1 will totally change next year..." shocker.

    I can't believe they're still trotting out the same old guff. :hehe:
     
  10. Yadda

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    Anyone know if there's a way to watch this in the UK, preferably legally?
     
  11. Anfield

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  12. RedFlames

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    Well given the season is over -

     
  13. rollo

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    Was a good last 15 laps tense finish but glad the season is over.

    Mercedes need to make a decision on who is the main driver, there interference towards the end of the race was not required nor needed. Lewis made it a very good end by ignoring team orders.

    People are saying Mercedes will throw the book at him. No they won't he is great for PR. Any big team would take him, I wonder if he will end up at Ferrari in 2018.
     
  14. javaman

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    Wasn't a bad race, but more due to other things than the racing itself. If it wasn't the last race of the season it would again have been a race by numbers. Even Coultard commented, seeming annoyed by the fact, Alonso breaking the pattern of 2 by 2 racing. I'm also surprised Burnie didn't get the cloud seeding technology to create an artificial rain session.

    I think something that has been glossed over was the tires. While the new rules about 3 choices made things interesting in the beginning but didn't really offer much towards the end of the season mainly due to the differences in the compounds. It felt every race should of been done on the three softest compounds. Even then I'm left working out what the difference between the three softest compounds actually was without having to consult a graph of track temperature vs tarmac construction for a given point and time in space.

    I can see Lewis retiring before then. While Merc cost Hamilton the championship and yet again his resurgence despite it all, he truly is a great driver. Rosberg still deserves his title tho, he had fantastic form when needed and capitalised when he could. Is he better than Hamilton, no, is he better than some other Champions no, is he better than most of the Grid, probably. Wet weather driving looks his weakness as does defending when cornering but other than that he's a solid driver who forces Lewis to perform 100% everytime and if not he can and will clean up.
     
  15. fix-the-spade

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    I think Niki Lauda will call him a F####ng Idiot for jeapordising a safe 1-2 finish for the sake of his ego, very loudly and behind a locked door in an office away from prying eyes.

    It will certainly be interesting to see if Rosberg finds a little extra speed now that he's a champion and the pressure's off. That Malaysia blow up may have cost Hamilton dear, but then that Hungary blow up cost Massa dear eight years ago.
     
  16. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Lauda should be quiet considering it was them who gifted the title to Rosberg. Wasn't it for car failures they were responsible for, Hamilton would had won the title probably 2 races ago.
     
  17. RedFlames

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    imo Lauda should just be quiet.
     
  18. fix-the-spade

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    Since when has Niki kept his mouth shut about anything?

    Lewis benefited from others reliability problems in 2008 and 2014, sooner or later it was going to balance out.
     
  19. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    In all seriousness, why the hell was even the team involved in this whole thing at all, why were they telling stupid things over radio at all ?
    1) Mercedes won the manufacturers title.
    2) Mercedes has guaranteed 1st and 2nd place in drivers championship.

    So it this race was really only about Hamilton vs Rosberg. The only option Hamilton had thanks to Mercedes unrealiability was get at least 2 cars between himself and Rosberg, or force Rosberg into mistake, or crash. What did they expect Hamilton to do ? Ride out into the sunset and win with a pointless 40 second gap ?
     
  20. BentAnat

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    The end was pretty good, and Lewis was playing racecraft. Mercedes asking him to pick up the pace - fair enough. Merc getting Paddy involved was somewhat "que?".

    Paddy does claim it was to cover for the Vettel threat, but I would understand how Lewis could feel that it was aimed against him (hell - that's what I thought).

    Ferrari getting a strategy call right was refreshing.
     

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