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Motors The Bit-Tech Formula 1 2014 Thread - Season Complete

Discussion in 'General' started by RedFlames, 24 Nov 2013.

  1. TheCherub

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  2. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Just read that Hamiltons had a bump due to a technical fault with his brakes.

    Sam
     
  3. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Big impact for Hamilton. Front break disk failure.

    The banning of FRIC has done little to slow Merc down and if anything its slowed down RBR and Ferrari even more than it has anybody else.

    Go Go williams though nice to see them back competeting at the top end.
     
  4. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Probably not going to happen, but Massa for the win tomorrow!

    Or Valteri

    Or Kevin the Blonde

    Or anyone else than Mercedes!
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Bloody hell, gotta wonder how many mirrors Massa broke...
     
  7. rollo

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    Lewis is Insane. Poor Massa always him.
     
  8. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Wow merc pace is insane. Lewis making 17 places in 15-odd laps was mental!

    Ferrari, as usual, demonstrate their utter inability to strategise with any degree of intelligence or effectiveness. I'm surprised Alonso hasn't thrown his money in LdM's face and gone to another team,
     
  9. David

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

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    Stunning recovery drive from Lewis, 20th to 3rd - V impressive, easily the drive of the day.

    Loved the close racing of Ricciardo against Alonso.

    Bottas is supercool. I'm expecting big things from him in the future.

    None of it was going to trouble Rosberg though, who is having the time of his life - Germany win the cup, he gets married and wins his home GP. Not too shabby.
     
  10. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Great race, good action especially with Lewis' rise from 20 to 3rd. Would think he might be a bit more cheery afterwards though!

    Great to see Alonso and Ricciardo racing as well - that was thrilling to watch.

    Massa is so unlucky - he always seems to get into accidents that aren't his fault. Glad to see he was ok though and fantastic to see Bottas / Williams doing so well this year.

    Bring on Hungary - I'll be there! :D
     
  11. RedFlames

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  12. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    WTF Mercedes, they are sabotaging Hamilton or what.

    3 car failures in Q1, is this the part of the season where cars will start dying in big numbers ?
    And what a fail for Kimi.
     
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  13. rollo

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    Why would he be more cheerful? He lost yet more points through no fault of his own.

    Lewis will not win the drivers title this year its as simple as that. The racing gods do not favour him 3 q1 failures 4 DNFs. If there was other cars even close to the merc in pace then he might stand a chance.

    Think he will be back to 30 points adrift tommorow (At best thats assuming the car can be fixed) which is a big old gap to close down once again.
     
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    Makes it easier for Merc if one of them does have a problem as they dont have to manage the drivers from crashing into each other then.
     
  16. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Bad luck for Hamilton again! Crazy hot at the Hungaroring today, although I'm not sure that came across on the TV. Hopefully Hamilton will be able to get some good damage limitation by not crashing and picking up a few places.

    Would be good for JB to have a good one as well!
     
  17. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    It was sub-30C air temperature. Super-hot in central Europe in July/August is 35-40C.
     
  18. fix-the-spade

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    I thought Lewis was on 2 DNFs so far (To Rosbergs 1) but a whole bunch of qualifying mishaps.

    There is plenty of time for Rosberg's car to catch up on the averages, as seen in Silverstone he's not exactly immune. As the season progresses and the engin replacements crank over (especially the Renault teams) penalties will come into it, I doubt even the Merc duo will get to the season end without a max engine changes penalty.
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    All the failures and problems in the season were returned in that much luck today for Vettel.
     
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    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Hell yeah! That was the craziest almost-shunt of the year so far!
     

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