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F1 2021 Round 13: Dutch Grand Prix



  • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen

    I don't know about that. Russell's ability to get into a car he could barely fit into and get the better of Bottas took serious stones. There aren't many who would be capable of that.

    He's lightning quick, but whether he has the racecraft of Hamilton or Verstappen remains to be seen. You have to remember he smoked Norris, Albon etc in F2 in identical cars.

    I think to say 'he's no Hamilton' is harsh as well, in the sense that if every driver was compared to Alonso, Hamilton, Max, then there would be nobody else anywhere near them.

    I honestly think he has what it takes. If Hamilton doesn't win 8 this year, then I think he'll happily play the number 2 role, as he knows he has time on his side. He will be 4 years younger than Bottas was when he takes the seat.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,268 ✭✭✭✭pjohnson

    It'll be interesting to see if they let Russell actually race unhindered or do they beat him down into just being Bottas 2.0.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,695 ✭✭✭✭AMKC

    Well the stream turned out to be unreliable but you know what I don't care as it was not exactly a great race anyway. Just seen the highlights on Channel 4 now. Delighted Max won. Delighted he is leading the championship again. Bring on next weekend I think he can win that one too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,506 ✭✭✭the_pen_turner

    what happened to yuki.

    why did russel pit at the end

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,412 ✭✭✭Harika

    Both retired to change parts for free

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,997 ✭✭✭McFly85

    Oh I agree that he’s got what it takes, but my comment was more about if he races Hamilton right now, Hamilton I think would beat him because at the moment, he’s the better driver.

    A few years down the line we could have some epic Max v George battles.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,304 ✭✭✭✭Frank Bullitt

    I wish every F1 race had that kind of atmosphere, even my pal who doesn't watch F1 said that he loved that race for the fans.

    Glad F1 is back there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,884 ✭✭✭Tzardine

    Agree. I think in terms of races I would love to go to for crowd atmosphere it looks second only to Mexico.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,169 ✭✭✭✭MadYaker

    Yeah I thought myself Zaandvoort for a weekend next year might be fun.