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F1 2021 Round 12: Belgian Grand Prix



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,839 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy

    max gets pole after pipping Russell.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,140 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen

    George f*cking Russell.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,923 ✭✭✭ TheDoctor


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭ McFly85

    Russell on the front row, unreal!

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,570 ✭✭✭ SureYWouldntYa

    How can Merc not put Russell in for Bottas next season

    Absolutely brilliant by George

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,215 ✭✭✭ This is it

    Give that man a Mercedes. Unbelievable from Russell

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,140 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen

    You’d have to feel Lando could have got pole by an absolute street if he didn’t crash.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,049 ✭✭✭✭ skipper_G

    George Russell P2 in a Williams. What a lap!

  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ GOOSEPAUL

    Take a bow George. What an epic finish.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,718 ✭✭✭✭ klose

    Holy **** George Russell on the front row

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,304 ✭✭✭ Rossi IRL

    Damn you Max, could you not of just qualified 2nd

    Unbelievable from Russell

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,712 ✭✭✭ rameire

    amazing lap from George, its emotional, watching him drive so great this year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,432 ✭✭✭ waynescales1

    Bottas P13 tomorrow.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,144 ✭✭✭✭ El_Duderino 09

    Fair play George. Very embarrassing for perez and Bottas to be so far off the pace in their cars and Russell in p2 in a Jaysus Williams.

    The rumours are all pretty sure that he'll get the Mercedes drive.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,140 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen

    How can Toto and Merc genuinely watch the talent they have on their hands and not put him in that car next year?

    Hamilton won’t be around forever, and George has the head on his shoulders to know that if he takes a back seat in his first season then his time will come.

    The fact this conversation is dragging on as long as it has is baffling. It should have been put to bed after Sakhir last year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,923 ✭✭✭ TheDoctor

    Jesus Webber just ask the questions

  • Registered Users Posts: 563 ✭✭✭ ricimaki

    I think they want to avoid another Rosberg V Hamilton season, where the 2 of them are constantly taking points away from each other. This will be much more costly now than back in 2016, as Red Bull are competitive, and the rest of the grid is much closer.

    If Mercedes don't take him, he must be in the sights of a few other teams. Russell and Lando at McLaren would be great to see.

    If it is a wet race, could we see Russell on the podium? They seem to have one-lap pace anyway, and being out near the front the visibility will have a big impact. I just hope he has a battle with Hamilton, rather than letting him past.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,718 ✭✭✭✭ klose

    Webber even alluded to Williams giving merc a hand in his post qualifying interview which I thought was odd and kind of awkward.

    Russell for all his unbelievable qualifying this year does seem to get gobbled up off the start and the first lap, verstappen will go off aggressively to get out ahead of the spray.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,140 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen

    Mercedes can very easily get Russell to play the team game.

    Bottas is not the answer for Mercedes post-Hamilton. They need to get on with it now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,215 ✭✭✭ This is it

    Just heard Vettels full radio, he was furious. Fair play for stopping to check on Lando

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,144 ✭✭✭✭ El_Duderino 09

    I'd say it has been settled behind closed doors and long time ago. Just because they haven't announced it publicly, doesn't mean it's not in hand.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,968 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203

    Russell sliding into Lewis at the first corner please

    Max off at Eau Rouge and Danny Ric to win

  • Registered Users Posts: 412 ✭✭ Lawlesz

    Think the Russel thing is a done deal, but they're trying to tie up the Bottas to Alfa move before announcing anything. I think it was Joe Saward had that on Twitter last week.

    Stupid question from Webber tbh, would say that's the last thing on Russel's mind

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,140 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen

    Just had F3 on there. Doohan leading Schumacher is quite pleasing on the eye for vintage motorsport fans.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,461 ✭✭✭✭ PopePalpatine

    I left for half an hour to do some chores during the Q3 red flag. My timing was worse than Red Bull's during the Hungarian quali session.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,136 ✭✭✭ Harika

    Was a bit long out drawn ...

    Fair play to Russell for P2 and Vettel for stopping next to Norris.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,567 ✭✭✭✭ MadYaker

    Considering his race pace so far I wouldn't expect a podium for George but who know it looks like it's going to be a wet one so anything could happen. 1 massive pileup and another crash with Lando today all in the same spot on the same weekend. I really hope nothing happens there tomorrow. This should be a good one I reckon.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,140 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen

    If the conditions are more of the same tomorrow than I wouldn't rule out Mazepin winning the race to be honest.

    Lando, before he crashed, looked so far ahead of the rest of them though. Really looked at home in these conditions.

    Watching YouTube videos post-qualy here. The Williams lads just look absolutely elated. Love to see it.

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    I just love the Williams team. They deserved their place today.