2016 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by SVT Cobra GT, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Samus

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    The Haas does look to have genuine top 10ish pace, very impressive. No wins, but they should collect plenty of points this year.
     
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  2. lxmmy

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    They need not only the Mercedes but the Ferrari, Red Bull and Williams to all get mechanical faults.
     
  3. twitcher

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    Hopefully the front wing lasts the race
     
  4. 20832

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    And potentially battle with Williams in the Constructers championship, which could be interpret either way. Impressive for Haas or rather embarrasing for Williams.
     
  5. GTPorsche

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    Everyone needs Mercedes to have faults if they want to win at all this year.
     
  6. NP

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    I hope so, as well. It's quite refreshing.

    Neat race so far.
     
  7. Dennisch

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    Reports coming out that this might be the last race for Sauber as their moneybag is empty.
     
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  8. GTPorsche

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    Sauber holding up a Manor.

    Never thought that would happen.
     
  9. twitcher

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    Werhlein really struggling on corner exit. Ass end is all over the place
     
  10. sems4arsenal

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    Aren't Haas basically Ferrari's Torro Rosso?
     
  11. NP

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    Bad pit stop for Sainz.
     
  12. 20832

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    IIRC Toro Rosso uses Ferrari engines?
     
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  13. GTPorsche

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    Just goes to show how much he's wringing out of that car's performance.

    Grosjean closing in on 4th. Haas are a Ferrari mistake away from the podium today I think.
     
  14. twitcher

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    Wow Grosjean really making hay!!
     
  15. 20832

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    Romain in 4th place. What is this sorcery?
     
  16. FutureF1

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    So I think we can all agree that these first 2 races are already better than the entirety of 2015
     
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  17. NP

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    Great overtake by Grosjean. :tup:
     
  18. Pezzarinho17

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    Yeah but Toro Rosso don't take team orders from Ferrari.
     
  19. GTPorsche

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    NBCSN is in the splitscreen commercial break so I didn't see the overtake happen.
     
  20. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    That's not what he means. He is saying just like STR are a second hand RBR, the theory is so are HAAS do to the basic technical alliance with Ferrari that is very kind to both parties.
     
  21. 20832

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    Quite a poor pit stop for Ricciardo
     
  22. Panoz

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    I can see the Haas cars with more sponsorship later in the season with the performance they've shown so far continues.
     
  23. twitcher

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    Maybe a situation for werhein where "slower" is faster? The Manor seems to have the legs down the straight for sure. Maybe it's got really unsmooth power delivery though?
     
  24. Pezzarinho17

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    Still not even halfway in this one, great start to this season! I love having 3 tyres to choose a strategy from! Just a shame that the race for the win itself ended at turn 1.
     
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  25. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    What are you talking about? I don't get why people think or seem to give the notion that Ferrari took their old engines from last year after running them, polished them up and sold them whole sale to STR...
     
  26. GTPorsche

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    Most likely. I think he's killed the tires on this run because of it.

     
  27. 20832

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    Who would've thought that at one point the words Manor and rocket would be in the same sentence?
     
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  28. NP

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    Hamilton on super softs again.
     
  29. twitcher

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    Beauty move by Verstappen on Bottas
     
  30. Ryk

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    Ferrari Powah from 2015 - Verstappen out powers the Mercedes engined Williams again