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Poll: British Grand Prix 2018, Silverstone - Race 10/21

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, Jul 4, 2018.

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Rate the 2018 British Grand Prix out of ten

Poll closed Jul 29, 2018.
  1. 1

    1.9%
  2. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 3

    2.9%
  4. 4

    1.9%
  5. 5

    3.8%
  6. 6

    6.7%
  7. 7

    32.4%
  8. 8

    35.2%
  9. 9

    10.5%
  10. 10

    4.8%
  1. Mr Jack

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    :wow:
     
  2. 4K8KW10

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    Sounds really strange and needs to be seriously investigated what caused this behaviour.
    What can it be, some personal problems, too much competition?
     
  3. Doohickey

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    Wow, someone pressed the self destruct button today, what a moron. Looking at his career record, it doesn't look like he'll be a big loss tbh. Arjun Maini hasn't had a happy past few weeks has he, haha.

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    :/
     
  4. MooMoo444

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    What a mad lad.
     
  5. CaptainRAVE

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    Wow, that is crazy. Career thrown away.
     
  6. Steampunk

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    That's what happens when there's no in-season testing. I'd guess it's quite a complex thing of the airflow not attaching in a timely fashion to the rear wing when the DRS goes from open to closed, and it's effect on rear downforce/grip. There's only so much you can see in a static wind tunnel or in CFD, and if your models don't tally with the real world, you're rather stuck. I bet it's something that isn't just down to the rear wing, but the aero across the whole of the car and how it interacts with the wing under those particular circumstances.
     
  7. Steampunk

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    Probably all these kids the teams are hot-housing in the hope of getting another Hamilton/Vettel/Verstappen. They are basically still children with a lot to learn and it seems little respect for the rules. Good riddance to him.
     
  8. SpartaK

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    Kimi's wife is a savage :D

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    Last edited: Jul 8, 2018
  9. englishpremier

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    Haha Kimi#s wife. Brilliant.

    Santino Ferrucci sounds like an interesting character. I bet it spiced up the F2 race. Love reading crazy stuff like that. Sport is too corporate and dull these days.
     
  10. CaptainRAVE

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    I would say that is their biggest gain this year. Quite even in quali and with the edge in the race with the odd track favouring Mercedes. The Ferrari starts are insane though. The only way vettel will lose this championship will be if he loses his head again.

    Seems the new floor caught Mercedes by surprise too. The whole merc package gained them three tenths whereas the Ferrari floor did that on its own.
     
  11. The_Abyss

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    Nonsense. There's a top six, not a top four, and other teams can still compete from time to time. It is far from perfect, but it is a long way further from being a guaranteed fourth place.
     
  12. The_Abyss

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    Did anyone else see this as Mercedes blocking? Or another Ferrari driver not quite on top of their brakes.

    You're just trolling, race after race. Ferrari do not have a right to be at the front.

    If you're correct, perhaps Hamilton could learn from Vettel. He's had five years getting used to how it feels to have the domination days end.
     
  13. ThestigGT999

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    what did his teammate do to him during the race though?
     
  14. SpartaK

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    Still think Mercs have the best package overall, atleast Silverstone was the last race to have special edition pirelli tyres for the rest of the season.
     
  15. CaptainRAVE

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    So they obviously take the not going to the stewards office seriously...because vettel drove into Hamilton last year under a safety car and only got a 10 second penalty. It always did set a poor example for the youngsters.

    A 4 race ban seems quite lenient. Doesn’t exactly set a great example.
     
  16. CaptainRAVE

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    Thank goodness, you might all stop harping on about it. Vettels tires were blistering today, it is a good thing for him that he had the special merc tires.
     
  17. SpartaK

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    Or a bad thing they weren't so special anymore for Mercs :)

    https://www.racefans.net/2018/07/08/stewards-penalties-are-consistent-believes-wolff/

    I lol'd at Wolff's comments here.

    Let's retrace a bit:

    1) Bottas took Kimi out in Baku and finished 2nd (No penalty for bottas)
    2) Max took vettel front wing last year (no penalty for max)
    3) Max had a slight tap with kimi in the last race which pushed kimi aside (but no penalty for Max)
    4) Max involved in many 1st lap incidents (no penalties)
    5) Bottas took kimi out in China 2017 (no penalty for bottas)
    6) Vettel was doing 2nd FL in Canada q2 (think so), but boxed by many cars. Got slowed down by other cars. (No penalty to other drivers)

    Definitely consistent :rolleyes:
     
  18. jonneymendoza

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    I just watched it.one of the best races I've ever seen.sensational
     
  19. jonneymendoza

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    Let's be honest.many world class athlete are like that
     
  20. jonneymendoza

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    You think vettel would be any different if the same happened to him?