Formula 1 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019

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  1. Jimlaad43

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    The 2019 season draws to a close once again at the Yas Marina Circuit, in what will be the first December Grand Prix since 1964. The main titles may be decided, but it couldn't be closer in the midfield, especially in the battle for 6th place, as Pierre Gasly and Carlos Sainz are tied on 95 points, with Alexander Albon on 84 in a top car also able to take it if all goes well. Last year's race here was actually interesting for once, so let's see if we can end the season with another bonkers race like Brazil was. Let's get ready for the last race of the year, the Emirati Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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    2009

    Number of Laps
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    Race Distance
    305.355 km

    Lap Record
    1:40.279 Sebastian Vettel (2009)
     
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  2. BrainsBush

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    Unfortunate for Daniel but on a scale of 1-10 that engine exposion was a 8+
     
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  3. Northstar

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    Grosjean: "Something wrong happened"

    Yes, yes it has, you should have lost your seat by now.
     
  4. evldave333

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    Totally agree Grosjean and Stroll particularly dont deserve to be there... Seems the ferrari cheat mode theory has been proven out after the rule clarifications... I wonder what octane the "lubricant" introduced into the ICE was... rocket fuel no doubt. Enjoyed the Monza "CARma" for Le Clerc when he failed to get his final lap in Q3 lol. Really looking forward to Max and Lewis giving it some tomorrow hopefully they get past the first corner lol
     
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  5. andrea

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    Ferrari need to turn the cheats back on.
     
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    Russell 19th and Kubica 20th as every race this year. They can at least take solace that their Q1 times today were faster than Vettel's pole in 2010...
     
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  7. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    Great job by Mercedes. Vettel is pretty accomplished on mission spinnow.
     
  8. FutureF1

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    Don’t you just love this year’s rookie class? All extremely talented, all funny, all just genuinely nice guys.

    And when was the last time the top 3 in F2 jumped up to F1 the following year?

    The future is bright
     
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  9. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    Technical infringement for LeClerc will be investigated after the race :confused:

    https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/01/leclerc-faces-investigation-over-fuel-load-discrepancy/
     
  10. Jimlaad43

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    It sounds like Leclerc's car has come out with the wrong amount of fuel in it, which is against the regulations. Rather than disqualifying him now or giving Ferrari time to resolve the problem, the stewards are once again wasting everyone's time by leaving it to after the race to disqualify him for what everyone else agrees is a slam dunk infringement.

    If there isn't enough fuel in the car, why aren't they telling Ferrari to wheel it into the garage, put more in and start from the pit lane. Now we're likely to have the ridiculous situation of Leclerc getting 3rd in the championship, only to be disqualified at some point after the race and to lose it again.
     
  11. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    I can't imagine the stewards are too busy before the race to start investigating. Do they model their operations on the DMV?
     
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  12. PaMu1337

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    Perez is very lucky not to get a puncture there
     
  13. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    DRS not enabled due to a technical issue...technical issues all over the place

    edit: Too many shenanigans without Charlie here.
     
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    DRS is currently disabled due to a technical issue

    Ffs, they can't overtake here anyway and you take away the only hope.
     
  15. andrea

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    The extra fuel coming in real handy for LeClerc now. They can push at higher fuel modes for longer.
     
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    That was quite a send by Sainz
     
  17. Jubby

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    So, the FIA is under investigation after the season for the breach of the enjoyiment regulations due to DRS being disabled.

    It's a joke, like LeClerc's issue. Except, the DRS issue affects the racing, regardless that it was restored 18 laps in. Charles being off a tick in fuel does not. Full disclosure, I didn't watch any larger explanation as I caught the broadcast during the formation lap.

    Can someone legitimately explain that reg to me a bit? I dont get it. You have a max tank size, so that can't be it. Too little fuel is irrelevant, because cars have to make weight, not to mention the issue of needing to run lean or lift and coast. Either way have a max fuel flow rate.
     
  18. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    Vettel's hard tires allowed Bottas to make the pass. DRS has been enabled on lap 18.
     
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    The teams have to declare how much fuel they put in the car at the start of the race. Somehow, the amount declared and the amount in Leclerc's car are significantly different.
     
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    Max is really bored, huh.
     
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    Judging by the length of this thread, so are all the fans
     
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  22. Jubby

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    That's it? Wow. (Thank you for answering) That seems like a completely irrelevant regulation to the sanctity of racing, imo.
     
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    It causes issues in checking the amount of fuel used. If you claim to have started with less fuel than you actually do, you could use more fuel than allowed, and they wouldn't be able to know.
     
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    At least you haven't fallen asleep yet
     
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    The commentators are literally focusing only on Sainz and the camera crew can’t be bothered to show him. This is stupid
     
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    Sainz gets a point after LeClerc gets disqualified.
     
  28. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    Good call on the soft tire stop for LeClerc, but he could be losing that podium.
     
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    I think Verstappen just killed his car :lol:
     
  30. Jimlaad43

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    Max stalling after a donut is about the most exciting part of that race
     
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