Formula 1 - 2021 Season

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  1. Pete

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    Interesting explanation of how the McLaren likes to be driven: https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/...in-his-brain-to-get-the-best-from-mclaren-mph

    There’s another interesting driving style note (relatively early, IIRC) in Nico’s Monaco track guide. He highlights the difference in how he and Lewis brake. Nico basically slams on the brakes and bleeds off, whereas Lewis brakes to the available grip.
     
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    What's the over under on safety cars for the race after the impressive performance of the red flag at qualifying?
     
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    Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Mercedes' late-night overtime pays off - BBC Sport

     
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    I'm not sure we want to see blowouts at 300kph, but it made for an interesting finish.

    'What does this button do?'
    -Lewis Hamilton
     
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    Magic.

    Seb. SEB. S E B!!!
     
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    I didn’t watch so much as listen to the race, but it was as entertaining as qualy. I can’t believe the last five laps.
     
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    scary crashes, but fantastic for the championship that lewis f'ed up

    great to see checo on the top step, also my boi alonso did well at the restart :)
     
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    Minutes earlier he was reminding the team on radio that "this is a marathon, not a sprint" :D
     
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    What is definitely not helping Merc is Perez is proving to be a better #2 driver now than Bottas. Maybe they need to do a Red Bull and replace him with young George.
     
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    He is always lying at the radio hoping the Red bulls would hear him and react. I know they couldn't hear him here but I think he is so used to lie at the radio that he can't prevent himself, Like:

    Lewis at the radio: "My tyres are gone"
    1mn later: "best lap by Lewis Hamilton !"
     
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    Formula 1: Pirelli say tyre failures caused by 'running conditions' - BBC Sport
    It will be interesting to see if there is any impact for some teams in races going forward.
     
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    So why the hell were they 'assuming' regarding a minimum safe pressure? And did they make the teams aware of that assumption?
     
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    Yeah. I didn't include that quote from the article ... implication is some teams found "legal" ways around Pirelli's previous mandate.

     
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    Make 'em run these
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    Ocon apparently signed a new 3 year deal with Alpine
    Also McLaren is carrying special liveries, helmets and overalls to honor Mansour Ojjeh, who passed away recently
     
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    I wonder if Wolff will blame Bottas for the strategy, would fit his recent outings.
     
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    Did Hamilton make a mistake with about 4 laps left? I glance away he has about 5 sec advantage, when I look back it's a 3 sec advantage. :confused:
     
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    Yes. He went over the curbs.
     
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