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F1 2021 Round 15:Russian Grand Prix 2021



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,869 ✭✭✭Joeface

    Enjoyed that, good results for the viewer.

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,017 ✭✭✭✭Ghost Train

    Should be good grid for tomorrow.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,117 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203

    are the merc pit crew allowed work on Bottas car outside the pit box?

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,117 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203

    hamilton hits the wall in pit lane and toto says there was no mistake .......

    very different story when bottas was 3 inches out of position in monaco

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,139 ✭✭✭✭MadYaker

    Good grid for tomorrow! Hamilton crashed into the pit wall and sounded flustered on the radio, is the pressure getting to him?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,258 ✭✭✭✭mickdw

    Sure he has a sore neck

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,869 ✭✭✭Joeface

    There were 2 mercedes mistakes , Lewis's hitting the wall , and the pit wall left it very late calling them both in late. Everyone else was already on slicks .

    But these errors are to our advantage

  • Posts: 25,611 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]

    Be some laugh if it rains tomorrow and they've all burned up their inters. :P

  • Registered Users Posts: 466 ✭✭Probes

    Wow wow wow! I'm starting to be a Russell fanboy. He should be in the Mercedes this year, what a qualifying performance again!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,570 ✭✭✭quokula

    There’s barely been a race all year he hasn’t messed up in some way. This, putting it in the wall at Imola, hitting Verstappen twice, throwing away victory by going off at Baku, being beaten by an Alpine and and Aston Martin after Bottas eliminated all the competition in Hungary, ending up well behind at Monza through two poor starts despite having by far the fastest car, the list goes on.

    He’s always been terrible under pressure, we saw the same when Rosberg beat him the last time he had to race anyone without a massive equipment advantage, and we saw it with the many collisions and mistakes back in his McLaren days.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,773 ✭✭✭Hijpo

    Don't forget nearly running over the jack man because yet again he forgot to turn off the magic

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,910 ✭✭✭✭El_Duderino 09

    I don't think it applies in a wet quali. There can be so much variation in times as conditions dry or get wetter, that they don't use the 107% time. Could be wrong about that but I think it's fine.

    It was cheeky to not even bother setting a time though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,251 ✭✭✭✭Frank Bullitt

    Love a good session like that. Had that been dry, it was a Merc 1-2 for sure, a bit of rain, lovely.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,464 ✭✭✭✭klose

    A good shake up going into tomorrow, the starts will be fascinating, Hamilton already P4 and he hasn't set the world alight this year getting off the grid, ricciardo in P5 already done him off the start last time in monza. Looking forward to tomororw now, action at the front middle and rear of the grid so should be plenty of overtaking.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,565 ✭✭✭PsychoPete

    I do love how things have been mixed up this season, as the season has rolled on Hamilton seems to be getting more and more flustered. Looking forward to tomorrows race which I don't normally say about Sochi. Expecting Max to absolutely charge through the field

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭chicorytip

    Well, he is at the stage of a racing drivers career when mistakes begin to creep in. He should win handily enough tomorrow regardless.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,505 ✭✭✭the_pen_turner

    i hope he saved up one more mistake for tommorrow.

    he made 3 mistakes this weekend already. hitting the pit crew, hitting the pit wall and spinning on the last qualli lap and rolling into the wall

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,430 ✭✭✭weisses

    That rule doesn't apply if there is a wet qualification

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,786 ✭✭✭✭ctrl-alt-delete

    He was obviously honing in his aim for the race tomorrow, the wall was Verstappen - also they managed to practice the wing change and screwing up Bottas too.

    Toto will have been delighted.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,618 ✭✭✭Charlie-Bravo

    So is it a free tyre choice for the race seeing as they were on inters for the Q2 session?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,538 ✭✭✭✭AMKC

    What a setup for tomorrow's race. I was thinking a sure it will just be Bottas or Hamilton on pole again put no Hamilton seems to be having a crappy weekend and Bottas I do not know where he was at. I really did not see what was coming do but delighted for both Carlos Seinz, Lando Norris on pole and even George Russell in 3rd wow.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,538 ✭✭✭✭AMKC

    I disagree. I thought it was rather boring untill Q3.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,117 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203

    Russell nudging Lewis off the track in T2 would be awesome. Or else Danny Ric getting a flyer off the line

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,722 ✭✭✭SureYWouldntYa

    If anyone goes off at turn 2 they have that awkward bollard they need to go around, the one that caught Sainz out last year

    Wouldn't be surprised if a couple people get squeezed out there and then have to deal with that

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,565 ✭✭✭PsychoPete

    Russell will probably be another yes man next season and probably as long as Hamilton is there. I'd agree with a Hamilton win and Norris getting a podium while Sainz and Russell down the field. Might be a bit of an ask for Verstappen to get a podium tomorrow but I'm sure he'll be in "send it" mode and give it a good shot

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,117 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203

    Accuweather predicting some rain in sochi today. Its not exactly the grippiest track on the calendar either. Even light rain could make it interesting.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,869 ✭✭✭Joeface

    Bottas is taking an Engine penalty , and will start 17th

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,637 ✭✭✭Captain_Crash

    Did he not take one two weeks ago? Must have had an issue.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭lolie

    Hmm, roadblock for Verstappen?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 234 ✭✭riggerman

    Interesting , a moving road block in front of Max for the race today with Bottas taking the penalty.