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theone
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
Good race.

Would like the race director to show a bit more mid field battles myself. Looking on the screen Ric was .5 second down in the last four laps. They were showing Hamilton as he already passed. Granted they did show Ferrari but the mid field battle is good and I think they could market it a bit better.


MountainTiger
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
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We have to wait four weeks until the next race at Spa!

Probably my favorite track on the calendar. Worth waiting for.


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Skeet Mc
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
Coverage moved from RIC and MAG as HAM worked to overtake VER. Did RIC give up on passing MAG or Kevin never allowed him an open spot?

I assume Bottas’ car would have not been lapped if not for the early pit. And possibly the same with the other Red Bull car if not for Gasly’s underwhelming driving. So what in the hell happened this weekend to Ferrari to make them look like a midfield team?


MountainTiger
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
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So what in the hell happened this weekend to Ferrari to make them look like a midfield team?

They just aren't good on high downforce tracks.

It's kind of weird actually. It's a complete flip flop from a couple of years ago. Mercedes had the power and Ferrari had the handling. Now it's the other way around.
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weagle99
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
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Ferrari to make them look like a midfield team?


If Red Bull had someone better than Gasly Ferrari might be a distant 3rd thus year.
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southernelite
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
That and if Red Bull has a better driver then Hamilton wouldn’t have been able to pit because then he’d have to pass two cars.


CobraCommander83
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
Not F1 related but McLaren will run a full season in Indy next year.

Will field two cars and be powered by Chevy engines.
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jordan21210
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
Gasly out, Albon in.

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Alexander Albon replaces Pierre Gasly at Red Bull.




weagle99
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
Interesting. Some thought it would be Kvyat.
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Auslander
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
Kvyat had a couple of chances between RBR 2015/16 and then ferrari in 2018 as a back up driver. I think RBR figured why not give Albon a chance after giving gasly one.

It also makes me wonder if this means that Verstappen is going to move to MBPetronas after this season to finally pair Hamilton up.

Either way, I like where this is heading


TouchedTheAxeIn82
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
I'm glad Red Bull pulled the trigger. Gasly had 12 races to settle in and start showing results. No one expected him to challenge Verstappen, just to get closer to the potential of the car.

Now Albon has 9 races to do the same. That's plenty. I didn't get much of an impression of him at Toro Rosso. Wasn't paying attention.

Gasly now has 9 races to resurrect his career. It will be interesting to see if he's immediately more comfortable with the Toro Rosso car.

Doesn't this mean Kvyat's career is toast? He had one chance, and now Red Bull has declined to give him another. If Albon doesn't work out, would Red Bull consider Kvyat for next year? Maybe if he shows strong results in the last 9 races. The pressure is on for all three of these guys.


Kingpenm3
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
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Doesn't this mean Kvyat's career is toast? He had one chance, and now Red Bull has declined to give him another. If Albon doesn't work out, would Red Bull consider Kvyat for next year? Maybe if he shows strong results in the last 9 races. The pressure is on for all three of these guys.



Doesn't look like RB believes in second chances. And they seem to love giving the youngest brightest talent a chance.


MountainTiger
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
Maybe they're letting Albon show what he can do for the remainder of the year as a tryout for next year. Then if he doesn't impress they can move Kvyat back up next season.

I never was a Kvyat fan when he was at RBR before and even less when he got demoted. But everybody loves a comeback so I'm kind of pulling for him now.


fightin tigers
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
VER scared. KVT fricked.

RBR was going to make a move and Verstappen wanted the least challenge possible.

Maybe KVT makes a jump to another team next year. Will never get a chance at a real drive again. Deserves one.


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iheartlsu
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Sept. 1 Belgium)
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It also makes me wonder if this means that Verstappen is going to move to MBPetronas after this season to finally pair Hamilton up.

He can't move if he's in the top 3 of the driver championship


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