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#561651 - 25/03/17 07:40 PM Formula One 2017
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First race tomorrow morning in Australia (early start for anyone watching!). Hamilton starting in pole, but could be an interesting season, seeing if other teams have managaed to close the gap to Mercedes. thumbs
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#561658 - 26/03/17 09:16 PM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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Well... I know it's only one race, but so far not impressed with the changes made. I was reading an article with Martin Brundle recently in which he described it as "depressing" that the brief for changing F1 for this year didn't make a single mention of overtaking in it, and that having the cars going faster wouldn't make it visually better for spectators. Apparently Bernie was unhappy that someone as young as Verstappen was driving well and thought it must be too easy to drive an F1 car. Realistically at the speeds they're travelling who's going to notice if they're going a few seconds quicker per lap? That was a snooze-fest today - Vettel (on Hamilton), Hamilton (on Verstappen) and Verstappen (on Raikkonnen) all got close to the car in front without being able to even make any impression on getting past. I think the only single overtake in the entire points past the first lap was Ocon overtaking Alonso for 10th near the end. Thanks for the parting gift Bernie!

Plus point, the pace shown by Ferrari seems to show it's not going to be all Mercedes way this time around.
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#561700 - 02/04/17 12:21 AM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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Yep was not the most riveting of races but good to see some performance back from Ferrari ... shame it's Vettle driving one of them as he drives me mad
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#561726 - 07/04/17 09:03 PM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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Well, that was a farce is practice today, a whole 15 minutes of driving. Lets hope the conditions improve tomorrow so qualifying can take place. thumbs
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#561735 - 08/04/17 07:29 PM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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Went ahead no problem today - same as two weks ago, Hamilton starts 1st with Vettel 2nd. Forecast for rain overnight, so could mix things up a bit. thumbs
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#561740 - 10/04/17 12:21 AM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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Well was a better race see 3 different manufacturers on the podium and the lads 16th to 3rd was rather good especially taking 9 cars on lap 1!
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#561741 - 10/04/17 08:10 PM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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Agree was much better than two weeks ago, plenty of overtaking and much more of it down to drivers skill rather than just through DRS. thumbs
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#561774 - 16/04/17 03:54 PM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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Bahrain gp starting shortly - Bottas setting a marker that he's not just there as a number two with a blistering qualifying lap yesterday? hmm
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#561814 - 28/04/17 09:30 PM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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I thought it was a decent race two weeks ago - even if Hamilton hadn't made his error in the pitstops I'm not sure he would have had the pace to beat Vettel as I always felt he was criusing at the end and could have upped it if needed.

Russia this weekend and Ferrari have been blistering in practice so far.
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#561939 - 03/06/17 10:05 AM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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I really wanted to catch up with the F1 this year but all I've had time to watch so car is the Monaco Qualifying. I didn't even see the main race upset
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#561947 - 03/06/17 06:44 PM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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To be fair, I don't think you missed all that much action in the race. Hamilton made a decent overtake on Vandoorne for a place on the first corner and then I think I could count on one hand the number of overtakes throughout the whole race - with the wider cars this year but not wider tracks, in places like Monaco where overtaking already difficult, it then becomes impossible - just ask Jenson Button! mistake
https://twitter.com/F1/status/8690971221...monaco-crash%2F
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#561950 - 04/06/17 10:13 AM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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I think Monaco is all about Qualifying place and then just reliability. There isn't any action generally unless it starts raining hard which makes it a little more interesting.
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#561969 - 12/06/17 07:40 AM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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A great race yesterday I thought. Lots of action throughout from start to finish. Force India won't be happy at Perez for ignoring team orders that ultimately ended up costing them places near the end. Also on the podium how great was Patrick Stewart? Loved it when he did a shoey with Riciardo! snigger
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#561971 - 13/06/17 08:03 AM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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Yeh not a bad race at all on Sunday nice FI and Vetel battle too
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#562039 - 09/07/17 09:28 AM Re: Formula One 2017 [Re: ChrisCumbria]
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Austria today. I didn't see the last race live due to being away, but saw five minutes of highlights on German TV. Even from the pictures, without really understanding the commentary, it was obvious an awful lot had happened in that race! shock

A huge task today for Hamilton to finish higher than Vettel, probably a case of the best he can hope for is damage limitation.
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