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F1 2021 Round 14: Monza

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,308 ✭✭✭✭ ctrl-alt-delete


    Norris on soft will make it am interesting start for him.



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,540 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Missed qualifying yesterday evening but know the results and obviously the sprint race grid shows how it went. Anyway this should be good stuff.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,308 ✭✭✭✭ ctrl-alt-delete


    Lewis goes backwards.

    Yellow flag for Gasly going off.

    Safety car out

    Kubica spins out.

    Some start.



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,540 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Well this was eventful from the start.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,308 ✭✭✭✭ ctrl-alt-delete


    Gaslys front wing comes off, lucky that didn't take anyone behind.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,110 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    Hamilton back up to 5th, pity.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,308 ✭✭✭✭ ctrl-alt-delete


    Lewis had a shocking start there. Great overhead footage.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,110 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    Couple of Safety Cars could leave the McLarens with a better chance to stay ahead of Hamilton.

    McLaren are becoming the fun team this season. :P



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,308 ✭✭✭✭ ctrl-alt-delete


    Norris with some balls going down the inside of Hamiltom there.



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,540 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    He did and then had Lando norris up his inside and as was pointed out he wasn’t sure what to do.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,680 ✭✭✭ quokula


    I think we're seeing some evidence here with Bottas running his own race rather than trying to back Verstappen into the McLarens and Lewis that his attitude has shifted now he has an Alfa contract, no way would he be driving like this a few races ago. How long before Mercedes are on the radio telling him he needs to slow down to "preserve tyres"?



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,540 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Well bottas can run his own race because of Lewis getting an awful start.



  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 11,813 Mod ✭✭✭✭ 2011


    I would hope Bottas would ignore any such request, but he is so obedient you never know.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,308 ✭✭✭✭ ctrl-alt-delete


    Looking good for Max. Lewis can't seem to get close enough to these McClarens.

    With Bottas starting from the back tomorrow it would mean pole, and unless the McClaren tyres drop off soon he could have a two car buffer.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,234 ✭✭✭ Rossi IRL


    Sprint race has been dog awful


    Has ruined the significance of qualifying for me



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,540 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    So Perez is under investigation for not giving the place back soon enough.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,110 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    Should make for an interesting race tomorrow. Hamilton ought to clear the McLarens quick-ish and should have the pace over Verstappen so it could depend on how much advantage he can take in free air at the start.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,308 ✭✭✭✭ ctrl-alt-delete


    Lewis will have a sleepless night tonight.

    That is a huge gap that Bottas and Max have made over the 18 laps of this race.

    He certainly doesn't need another start like today, and starts on the same side of the track.

    Redbull with a good day, but might have hoped Perez might have made a few places.



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,540 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Right that’s the F1 part of the day done. Now it’s on to the all Ireland football final where hopefully Mayo do the business.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,156 ✭✭✭ This is it


    Well, Red Bull couldn't have asked for much more! Pole tomorrow and Hamilton stuck behind two pretty quick McLarens. Delighted for Ricardo



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,156 ✭✭✭ This is it


    Bar the start it was a pretty crap race...



  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 11,813 Mod ✭✭✭✭ 2011


    I enjoyed that, good result. Mercedes look quick. I wonder how hard Max tried to close the gap to Bottas?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,680 ✭✭✭ quokula


    Pretty incredible performance from Max to start on pole tomorrow in a car that's half a second off the Mercedes and arguably slower than the McLaren around this circuit. Amazing own goal for Mercedes taking a tactical penalty for Bottas on the assumption that Lewis wouldn't completely mess up and throw away the car advantage he has.

    Should be interesting to see how the McLarens fair tomorrow, nice to see Ricciardo performing well again. Another very impressive performance from Giovannizzi too, probably the star of the weekend so far.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,579 ✭✭✭✭ namloc1980


    He didn't try at all as he didn't need to. He knew he'd be on pole as long as he stayed in second behind Bottas.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,053 ✭✭✭ Captain_Crash


    It was clear from the RB radio comms that was the case, no point in taking any risks when he was de facto leading anyway!



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,710 ✭✭✭✭ klose


    Ricciardo starting on the front row just puts a smile on your face, hopefully he has the pace to keep it that end of the field for the race. Hamilton will obviously have his work cut out for him tomorrow, you'd imagine by the time he in theory gets past the mclarens max should have built up a decent lead.



  • Registered Users Posts: 335 ✭✭ RunningFlyer


    Enjoyed that Sprint, especially with the results. Feel sorry for Gasly though. I’d say Merc are kicking themselves with the Bottas decision but imagine Lewis will still be in the running for a win.

    What’s the story with starting tyres tomorrow? Do they still have to use their Q2 tyres from yesterday or is there a free choice?



  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 11,813 Mod ✭✭✭✭ 2011


    Agreed, that he decided this. Howeve he could have opted to try to win the extra point.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,053 ✭✭✭ Captain_Crash


    The joys of Risk v reward eh! Max will likely need another engine before the seasons out so it makes sense not to run it more than it needs to be and try and build a lead before that change needs to be made



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,939 ✭✭✭ Hijpo


    hamilton is expected to take an engine penalty at some point?

    Would the RB strategy be to try take the engine penalty at the same weekend as Hamilton? It looks like even on a track suited to merc they can still stay within touching distance so it wouldn't make sense to me to pick a certain track to take it.



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