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fightin tigers
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread
Saw no Driver of the Day announcement so Mazespin trolls must have struck again.


CobraCommander83
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Well there is no way Gene Haas finishes season.


I honestly think Haas would be better to field a Indy car team than a F1 team. It’s way cheaper and I think the resources would there to field a competitive team.


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Open Your Eyes
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Saw no Driver of the Day announcement so Mazespin trolls must have struck again.


It was Hamilton with like 22%. When they first showed the voting results with a couple laps left it was verstappen 18 Hamilton 17.

First time I can recall Hamilton winning in a couple years. He didn’t win once last year I think.


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Gasly had a great race. I didn't think he was going to make it into the points. But he's definitely rehabbing his reputation, plus the AlphaTauri still looks strong. After his lower-than-expected qualifying, I thought AT was falling behind and getting passed up by Alpine, but it looks like they are right there after the top four teams, even if the points don't show it.


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Gasly has looked solid all season. I’m happy for him. Also note the second Red Bull car fares about the same regardless of driver.


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*except Albon


athenslife101
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I saw somewhere else: “listening to Mick and his engineer interact is like listening two two golden retrievers interact”


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VABuckeye
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Not sure RBR had a new set of mediums.


At that point in the race they should have pitted and gone to softs. We’re talking lap 51-52.

ERA: if Verstappen immediately pits the following lap the race is a virtual dead heat and he’s on softs compared to Hamilton’s mediums. At least he has a fighting chance. Instead they say Hungary and let the exact same result occur.
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Lsut81
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Verstappen immediately pits the following lap the race is a virtual dead heat and he’s on softs compared to Hamilton’s mediums


Exactly, Horner should have had a plan B ready to go... Max should have PIT next lap but they got caught with their pants down. They even acknowledged it as soon as it happened over team radio.

That loss is on Horner and leadership.
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Open Your Eyes
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That loss is on Horner and leadership.


Along those lines, who is better at their craft:

Hamilton as a driver or Wolff as team principal?


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That loss is on Horner and leadership.
What's bad is VER was letting them know.

People will say RBR didn't have the pace, but they had track position and Merc just sat there and picked at them until RBR faultered. RBR lost this, no way they had to become a sitting duck.


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fightin tigers
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Hamilton as a driver or Wolff as team principal?


Good question. Would one be what they are without the other?

Saw some talking head make the comment that this win shows how much faith HAM has in Merc, but also shows how much faith Merc had in HAM. 25 seconds in the 23 laps. That is sick no matter how you look at it.


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Lima Whiskey
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Wolff as team principal?


Wolff is certainly right when it comes to loyalty. If he signs a driver, they drive for the full season.


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ecb
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And they are cheap


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BottomlandBrew
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Along those lines, who is better at their craft:

Hamilton as a driver or Wolff as team principal?


Tough, but good question. I think Hamilton is better at his craft, but Wolff isn't far behind. There will be business books and courses written on the past decade inside the Brackley office. Their ability to adapt so quickly is unreal.


EarlyCuyler3
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I didn't know much about Hamilton until I started following this year. All I knew is he won almost every week and that reminds me of hating JJ and Gordon in NASCAR.

Then I watched a video about how he damn near won a title as a rookie and you can't really argue with that. I might not care for him as a person or for a Merc stranglehold on the sport, but you can't deny his amazing talent.


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Jor Jor The Dinosaur
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who is better at their craft:

Hamilton as a driver or Wolff as team principal?
They're both exceptional. That's how you get 7 straight championships, and 6/7 for Hamilton. It's not one person being great.


Lsut81
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That's how you get 7 straight championships, and 6/7 for Hamilton. It's not one person being great.


And Ross Brawn giving them years advantage than all other teams.

Hamilton’s a prick, but talented... but he’s had a superior car to everyone in the field for the last 7yrs. Red Bull is finally just about equal and they keep shooting themselves in the foot.
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Open Your Eyes
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but he’s had a superior car to everyone in the field for the last 7yrs. Red Bull is finally just about equal and they keep shooting themselves in the foot.


When I started watching 4 years ago the Ferrari was, at worst, equal to the Mercedes. They were just even worse with strategy than Red Bull is now. They had a strong car in 2019 as well when leclerc dominated Bahrain until mechanical problems and they won 3 straight races in the middle part of the year.


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Ferrari's frickups are legendary. They're the train wreck you love to watch.


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