Formula 1 2019 Spanish Grand Prix

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  1. Jimlaad43

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    If the rumours are true, this could be the last race at Barcelona in F1 in the near future. So let's enjoy this Spanish Grand Prix and see if Mercedes can extend their incredible run of 1-2s, or if anyone can compete with them.
     
  2. sems4arsenal

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    S3 is only 28 seconds long and the Mercs are half a second faster than everyone. Jeez.
     
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  3. GTFan24

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    Just cancel the whole season at this point.


    Jesus h christ what a cluster**** of a season
     
  4. baldgye

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    Bottas just humiliated Lewis.
     
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  5. BrainsBush

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    Ok ok it's not that exciting for us spectators but thumbs up for the complete Mercedes team. They nailed it again.
    Max between the two Ferrari's :tup:
     
  6. baldgye

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    I don’t have much hope for the race, unless it rains Spain is a boring GP... but yeah... maybe Max can spice it up?
     
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    Errr why? Is your preferred team not performing?

    Anyway - bloody hell Bottas - over half a second ahead of everybody else. He really has come back balls out.
     
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  8. sumbrownkid

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    Man Bottas, you scary.

    That being said, Hamilton always shows up in second half, so I still pick him to win title.

    Disappointed in Mclaren, but then again their race sim pace has been upper midfield so they can make it up hopefully in race.

    Renault is Jekyll and Hyde at the moment.

    As for Ferrari...I guess they can get F1 2019 when it releases.
     
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  9. Simmpa

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    Even with Mercedes domination I hope Bottas will be challenging Lewis for the title and not retire like Rosberg
     
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  10. Famine

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    Verstappen is becoming quite the petulant Vettel-in-waiting.

    Stroll probably held him up a little bit in Q1 - Q1 - when Verstappen caught him at the final chicane, although it looks like Stroll tried to stay as far out of the way as possible.

    After finishing his lap, his engineer told him over the radio "Okay, low out for Stroll now starting a timed lap."

    His response was "Naaah **** him, he also ****ed my lap so he can wait as well, dick."...
     
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  11. PeterJB

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    In five years the cars have improved by almost ten seconds...
     
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  12. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    Bottasberg strikes again. Lewis screwed up the first lap. I don't remember the second, but it must've been scruffy as well.

    Tomorrow's race for 1st will come down to the start.
     
  13. shoemaker

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    Hope it is the last one, never liked Spain, boring track and usually a boring race. They should just test there, I reckon even the drivers are bored of it too.
     
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    It looked like Lewis' Merc possibly didn't have an optimum setup - it didn't seem stable and was quite skittish with the back end stepping out quite a number of times. I'm guessing that's the reason he couldn't match Bottas.

    It's not a bad track, but it does have a couple of issues for modern day F1. The first is that final chicane that was added. It really breaks the flow of the track and kind of neuters the final turn. Previously getting that final turn right was the key to good lap time as you'd carry all that speed down the straight, now there's no challenge in the final turn at all, just boot it all the way through even if you don't get a good entry.

    The second is that the second DRS zone isn't really long enough to be a DRS zone, but when you look at the track there really is nowhere else you can put another DRS zone. Hence this track only has one and a half DRS zones as opposed to the now fashionable three.
     
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    Before the chicane overtaking was just as bad, the Drs zone was more conservative then though.

    The track is designed for Bikes though that's the issue, full of long sweeping turns good for bikes with very low downforce not for F1 cars with super high Downforce they can't follow closely.
     
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    As a "warming up" for this afternoon F1 race the second F2 race just started.

    F2 Barcelona Matsushita.jpg

    Matsu****a left the car safely. This was an old fashioned blown engine

    edit: the four **** in his name is done by the AI and not by me ;)
     
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  17. phillkillv2

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    I'm going to have porridge this morning.

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    Porridge complete.
     
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  18. PeterJB

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    At this point the only thing making this season remotely interesting is Bottas walking all over Hamilton.

    I'm getting 2016 flashbacks, which means today's winner will probably be Leclerc.
     
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    And Hulkenberg gets his 4th (!!!) engine. Good that Renault increased the budget significantly.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's the first time I've seen Matsu****a censored. Probably highlights how little we talk about him.
     
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    Toto Wolff -

    "We're going to get a 1-2 this afternoon"
     
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    Hamilton immediately grabs 2 seconds in lap 1
     
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    Poor Seb.

    Almost got second there. Now he's behind Max with a flat spot.
     
  24. LordExia

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    Cracker start for Lewis. Bottas looks like he was caught sleeping :lol:
     
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    Verstappen having a good first lap by being patient at the start :eek:
     
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    I can't see Gasly finishing the season in the RBR. Can't keep up with the other 5 in front of him.
     
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    "Sebastian, Charles is faster than you. Do you understand?"
     
  28. LordExia

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    Unless some unfortunate things happen, this is going to be yet another 1-2 for the Merc. Ferrari doesn't seem to have the pace to do anything here and yet again Leclerc is showing more pace than Vettel
     
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    Vettel has a flat-spotted front left.

    Ferrari NEEDS to swap them now. They're going to lose Verstappen.
     
  30. PaMu1337

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    They swapped