Supposedly a post-race image of Kimi's tire. Looks pretty close to failing, does it not?! Although I'm guessing the Merc tires weren't far off either...
I'm not arguing if it was fair or not. Sure, it was fair. But it was overly aggressive on the first lap and he should know better.
I'm sorry, but this is one of the most ridiculous comments that has been said in this thread.I'm not arguing if it was fair or not. Sure, it was fair. But it was overly aggressive on the first lap and he should know better. There would have been other opportunities to get ahead.
First off, I don't wanna go back and forth.Senna's famous quote "If you no longer go for a gap which exists you are no longer a racing driver"
Ferrari is the faster car this season, as Spa showed, Lewis will take any chance he can get. It wasn't overly aggressive, Max on Bottas was overly aggressive. There was room for Lewis to do that move around the outside of Vettel, Vettel had loads of track to race on.
Did your mum wonder how that Merc with the flashy lights got to the front?I often end up watching F1 with my family these days, and we often have a laugh at the fact that the TV commentators often repeat exactly what one of us has just said. My Dad and I have watched F1 for as long as I can remember, but my sister also takes an interest and watches parts of the race. My Mum, however, doesn't follow F1 but sometimes finds herself watching it simply because the rest of us are watching it... bless her, she still often mistakes the formation lap for the start of the race.
But even she could see that Verstappen's move was wrong.
Boo hoo. As if the Italians don't have a history of pulling the same move of providing race-saving favoritism....Quite ironic that all the smug Brits are patting each others' backs for a great joke and praising Princess Louise for doing an amazing job without realizing that he was nearly seven seconds behind and falling further before his Austrian boss used his Finnish team mate to save his race.
Speaking of that team mate, damn the man is a joke. I wonder if he still believes he has a bright future ahead of him, surely he's a true Mr. Nice Guy but he couldn't be any more of a puppet if he tried to and he doesn't even seem to realize it himself. He seemingly still buys everything Wolff says to him about equality and fair racing and that he's just having back luck with his strategy choices.
At the Austrian Grand Prix  I was told over the radio "Do you know that Michael is behind you? It is important for the championship". The intensity of my conversation with the team increased with every lap while there were just a few laps to go and then I was told that they would take a closer look at my contract if I wouldn't move over.
For me it was pretty clear. Take my foot off the pedal or get fired. When I asked Michael [Schumacher] if he knew what was going on he said he had nothing to do with it. But I have documents at home to prove that he was very well aware of everything that took place.
"OK, so. Fernando is faster than you. Can you confirm you understood that message?"
Massa moved aside a lap later, and Smedley came back on the radio to say, "OK mate, good lad. Just stick with him now. Sorry."
Commentator Martin Brundle noted the similarities to Austria 2002, and as then it wasn't overly appreciated by the F1 community. Team orders were supposedly illegal at the time, but as reported by The Telegraph, Ferrari got away with a paltry $100,000 fine.
And how, according to rules, is a white line at that corner different to white line into T1? That’s the point I was tryin to make
I disagree. The GP was entirely predictable and processional. Best driver and team won, as usual, fair and square. Flawed dude in a local entry once again proved they're not up to the job.Great qualifying, great race. Think we all were expecting a fairly boring weekend.
There's nothing that Pirelli can do if the teams decide to run the tyres longer and faster than they should. Kimi stopped way too early, ran too hard on them after his stop, and paid for it later.I think Pirelli are going to have to take a good close look at track surface and how it affected their tire formulation as, according to reports, Hamiltons tires were not in good state either. Tires should wear, sure, but really shouldn't be on the brink of disintegration.
There's nothing that Pirelli can do if the teams decide to run the tyres longer and faster than they should. Kimi stopped way too early, ran too hard on them after his stop, and paid for it later.
It's not Pirelli's fault the tyres do that. Ferrari are well known for driving on the tyres too long until they explode. Just look at Belgium 2015 and Austria 2016 as examples.
I never thought I'd see the day when Kimi Raikkonen said he doesn't like the boos....