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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. englishpremier

    Soldato

    Joined: Feb 15, 2003

    Posts: 6,777

    Location: Europe

    No one is talking about the 10 mins though, it's the crap middle of the afternoon scheduling that's the topic.
     
  2. this_is_gav

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 17, 2005

    Posts: 5,358

    Location: Northumberland

    Why they didn't reschedule qualifying to start it earlier I've no idea. It clashed not only with the football but with the closing moments of the first stage of the Tour de France too. Just move it back an hour for a one off!
     
  3. Alibaba99

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

    Posts: 2,242

    Races have always started 1400hrs local time, it was just that the UK was unusual in that they moved the race forwards an hour so that it was still 1400 in the rest of Europe. It now starts at the correct time.
     
  4. MooMoo444

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 4, 2008

    Posts: 25,489

    Location: (''\(';.;')/'')

    Later starts are ruining F1, 1pm was perfect
     
  5. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 30,605

    Yeah, I hate this later start.

    Have been avoiding F1, but watched Hamilton’s pole lap. My goodness Silverstone is fast now, basically full throttle for most of the lap.

    Can see vettel winning this one. Too hot for Mercedes. Will probably just watch the start and then catch any highlights later.
     
  6. MagicBoy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 15,601

    Location: South Manchester

    Flat through most of Becketts. :eek:
     
  7. MooMoo444

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 4, 2008

    Posts: 25,489

    Location: (''\(';.;')/'')

    Wonder what sort of G forces it's pulling. Must be quite the strain.
     
  8. antijoke

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 37,515

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Think they said up to 5g yesterday when talkin vettels neck problems
     
  9. MagicBoy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 15,601

    Location: South Manchester

    More than that, it's regularly in the mid-late 5s since the MOAR AERO regs of 2017, with peaks of just over 6.

    You do have to wonder how much more the driver can take. Go back to 1990 and 4G in the banked Peraltada corner at Mexico was viewed as extreme...
     
  10. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,900

    Any time Kimi starts enjoying himself it shows. That was a fun section.
     
  11. EVH

    Don

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 26,504

    Agreed, it was nice to see him relax and have fun. Comes across as a moody prat more of the time.
     
  12. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,900

    Both Williams cars starting from the pit lane. They've changed the rear wing to the old spec along with the floor and other parts.
     
  13. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 12,148

    Shame next year could be the last British GP. Tracks are dropping off the calendar due to the backwards way F1 is funded. Most of the venues are making a loss thanks to Ecclestone.
     
  14. MooMoo444

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 4, 2008

    Posts: 25,489

    Location: (''\(';.;')/'')

    Segment with Button and Hamilton in the back of the car.. neither wearing seatbelts. Even if it was a set and they were not moving, doesn't send the right idea :D
     
  15. Pigeon_Killer

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 21, 2005

    Posts: 31,183

    51 degrees? **** that!
     
  16. Chojin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 2,179

    Hamilton actually seemed like a nice guy in that talk with Button.
     
  17. Jimbeam3678

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 8, 2002

    Posts: 16,869

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Because away from the bravado he's probably a decent guy.
     
  18. MagicBoy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 15,601

    Location: South Manchester

    "That was the dude from Bottom..."
    :D
     
  19. Doohickey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 8, 2004

    Posts: 9,341

    Location: Shropshire

    Hahaha, I really do love Jenson.
     
  20. MagicBoy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 15,601

    Location: South Manchester

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    Dude from Bottom (or Ade to his mates) is Jennifer Saunders husband...