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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,832 ✭✭✭ PsychoPete

    This is a nice little video. "I don't care at all if I'm remembered or not" is pure Kimi

  • Registered Users Posts: 404 ✭✭ Lawlesz

    For people looking to watch it and download apps etc, the F1tv app is only a fiver a month or something like that.

    I use it alongside the TV for timing screens or watching specific drivers as they're chasing someone down. Worth a look...

  • Registered Users Posts: 208 ✭✭ fe1ki5

    Predictions for today?

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,199 ✭✭✭ duploelabs

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,106 ✭✭✭✭ El_Duderino 09

    My predictions are:Hamilton has the race pace to take his time, avoid major incident and overtake Max on track, in the pits or late in the race on different tyres.

    If Lewis gets track position then its race over.

    If Lewis attempts to overtake max, Max will get very aggressive and it will be up to Lewis to avoid the crash.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 208 ✭✭ fe1ki5

    Yeah that's a fair prediction in my books.

    Perez could put additional pressure on Hamilton if he gets a good start with the softs but tyre strategy wise, you'd think it would favour Lewis.

    If Bottas can gain quickly it would make for an even better race.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,099 ✭✭✭ lolie

    One driver who needs to step up today is Perez, if he gets a good start he needs to be aggressive early on and make it difficult for Hamilton.

    I dont recall him taking points of Hamilton this year whereas Bottas has done so a few times on Verstappen, most noticeably in Turkey.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,015 ✭✭✭ kksaints

    Didn't he do it in Turkey also?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,276 ✭✭✭ Be right back

    Kimi, we will leave you alone now..

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ PopePalpatine

    At least that wasn't won with a crash.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,835 ✭✭✭ KevRossi

    Congratulations Max Verstappen and Red Bull.

    I'm just glad it was sorted on the track and not at some committee table.

    Closest finish to a World Championship ever, just a couple of seconds in it. We shall probably never see anything like it again.

  • Registered Users Posts: 208 ✭✭ fe1ki5

    Awful finish to the race.

  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 245 Mod ✭✭✭✭ LIGHTNING

    Reminder to post in the race thread please.

  • Registered Users Posts: 208 ✭✭ fe1ki5

  • Registered Users Posts: 498 ✭✭ Luxembourgo

    Any podcast reccomendations?

  • Registered Users Posts: 408 ✭✭ barryribs

    Glad this farce is over. Two drivers at the absolute top of their game, poisoned by awful officiating and two horrible team principles. Penalties handed out for nothing, penalties which have had no impact on the result, blatant penalties not enforced and Masi just making it up as he goes along.

    I hope next year is a 1 stop snoozefest between McLaren and Ferrari and the drive to survive drama junkies can go back to watching WWE or east enders or whatever sort of manufactured drama they prefer.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,590 ✭✭✭ el Fenomeno

    Does anyone one want to give the most casual of casual fans (I might watch 1 race a year) an "Explain Like I'm 5" as to why this season was so controversial, and why this race itself was controversial?

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

    Usually it would be safety car lapping until the accident has been resolved, everyone unlaps themselves, when a big enough gap or all unlapping cars are at the end of the pack again safety car comes in, usually a lap later.

    This time it was first announced no unlapping what meant Lewis world championship, then only a handful drivers unlapping while safety car came in the same lap what handed the championship to verstappen. Let everyone unlap would have meant no more racing and Hamilton wins.

    All got more controversial as you could hear the team bosses intervene to the race director who changed his stance or the outgoing information.

    Overall it feels as FIA crowned the champion by picking, choosing and bending rules as they felt like. This inconsistencies have to stop. Or don't broadcast the whining of highly paid exec's to a global audience on the most important race of the year.

    Although marketing might say, there is no bad news.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,344 ✭✭✭ recyclebin

    How do Mercedes and Red Bull have a direct line to Masi in the first place? You would think that during a safety car that there would be no communication allowed unless it's safety related. Was it all for the Netflix generation? Bad news kids, Max won't even be in the next season!

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

    Everyone has, I think we heard Budesca once talking to Masi.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,040 ✭✭✭ Hijpo

    It's also important to note that he may have picked and chosen and bent rules to allow for the race to end under green flags where possible as was agreed by all teams.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,206 ✭✭✭ NinjaTruncs

    Is there any reason why they don't sort out the lapped cars while they are lapping behind the safety car. It would be so much easier to have the cars shuffle about behind the safety car rather than making them pass everyone and then wait for them to catch up with the rest of the pack.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,040 ✭✭✭ Hijpo

    Probably avoiding the chance of people getting tagged as they weave to keep tyre temps up and whatever else they do to keep engines cool yada yada

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,054 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC

    TAlk about a sore loser. What handed the WDC to Verstappen was Red Bulls brave strategy unlike Mercedes who played it safe. Max and Red Bull were on the right tires at the right time Lewis and Mercedes were not simple as and maybe a bit if Luck but Lewis had luck at the beginning of the race so you can not have it all your own way. I would call that Karma. I am glad it did not end under the safety car or it would have been one of the lamest races in decades.

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