Formula 1 SOCAR Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019

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  1. PaMu1337

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    Verstappen and Hamilton seem to just be racing for fastest lap at this moment.
     
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  2. mustafur

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    Without a safety car, all the cars will place in the position of their speed, there is no way to defend lol.
     
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    Given the spate of lock-ups and offs at Baku, I also think the MGUs combined with the long-wheel bases are an issue on the street circuits (less pitch sensitive and less rear brake bias). I've yet to see a hybrid F1 car spin-out on corner entry, so I can only think that perhaps they have to use a lot less rear brake bias just to ensure that the MGU works consistently every time without any interference.

    It's hard to find on the net, but my guess is that the better developed systems would allow the rear braking to be more prominent when it becomes advantageous in certain corners.

    Because of this, if Schumacher were racing today, I certainly don't think he would have the same advantage that he did over his rivals when cars were more conventional and I think that's maybe why a few drivers have a better chance of beating Hamilton in today's cars.
     
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  4. LordExia

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    28 laps and no drama so far! Not at all what i was expecting!
     
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    It's Baku, it's the most dependent track on the Calander for a safety car, apart from say Monaco, but still no one can pass.
     
  6. phillkillv2

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    The storm's coming.
     
  7. niky

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    So, LeClerc to pit if Bottas can overtake him.

    I'm guessing.
     
  8. mustafur

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    If a SC happens before the end,the top 6 will go wild, they have the gap to the rest to do what they want.
     
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    OK Mercedes, do us a favor and go full Red Bull today.
     
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  10. mustafur

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    Wow what has happened.

    Edit: lol can't do that when you don't have redbull downforce.
     
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  11. PaMu1337

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    That was very sloppy by Ricciardo
     
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  12. Dennisch

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    Good job Daniel!
     
  13. niky

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    That's not how you parallel park, Danny.
     
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  14. PaMu1337

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    Torpedo got torpedoed
     
  15. phillkillv2

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    Oh my god lmao.
     
  16. FoxMulder

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    Renault is trash, shame Ricciardo went there.
     
  17. phillkillv2

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    I really hope that Ferrari doesn't mess up the strategy again..
     
  18. mustafur

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    They pretty much where they are expected to be, they where slow at Baku but it's pretty much the 4th fastest over the season so far.
     
  19. PaMu1337

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    That was a LOT of damage on Kvyats floor

    Edit: Renault is trying for some excitement with balloons!
     
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  20. Dennisch

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    What is the penalty for taking someone out of the parade?

    Gasly slow and out.
     
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    Oh Pierre...
     
  22. PaMu1337

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    VSC for Gasly
     
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    Now Grosjean out.
     
  24. phillkillv2

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    This is going to get pretty wild.
     
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  25. LordExia

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    Is there really a need for VSC there?
     
  26. LumpiestFish

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    It is a bit of a shame that Gasly’s car didn’t conk out 250 metres earlier. A SC restart would’ve been wild.
     
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  27. phillkillv2

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    I think it's too much of a risk on this track with how many people have gone off this grand prix. It was a good call to me.
     
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  28. dlshearon

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    Yes, looks like this might turn into “classic” Baku.
     
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    Ferrari continues to cement the fact that Vettel will be the #1 driver at their team til he retires and/or they have no idea what "strategy" means.
     
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  30. LumpiestFish

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    Gasly didn’t park his car in the protected part of the run off, so marshalls and what not would’ve been exposed to the track, even if it was unlikely for a car to go down there.