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Poll: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2021, Imola - Race 2/23

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, 13 Apr 2021.

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Rate the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix out of ten

Poll closed 26 Apr 2021.
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  1. Shimmy

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    Imola

    TV Times
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    C4:
    Sat - Quali Highlights 7.30pm
    Sun - Race Highlights 6.30pm

    Track Diagram & Information
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    Weather Forecast
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    2020 Race highlights
    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/...lia-romagna-gp-at.667abLEacA99Ht5b5XjffA.html

    WDC Standings
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    Constructors' Championship Standings
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    Practice 1
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    Practice 2
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    Practice 3
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    Qualifying
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    Race
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    Last edited: 27 Apr 2021
  2. Yaayuh!

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    If last year was anything to go by, this is potentially going to be a snoozefest. How many on track overtakes will we see after the first few laps I wonder?
     
  3. Steeps

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    Might need to check the times as practice sessions and qualifying have been moved so they don't clash with the funeral coverage.

    Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix Free Practice 1: 11:00-12:00 (UK time: 10:00-11:00)
    Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix Free Practice 2: 14:30-15:30 (UK time: 13:30-14:30)

    Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix Free Practice 3: 11:00-12:00 (UK time: 10:00-11:00)
    Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix Qualifying: 14:00 (UK time: 13:00)
     
  4. Shimmy

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  5. Mr Jack

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    The big question for this one is how Mercedes/Red Bull measure up to each other. In Bahrain the Red Bull was clearly faster, even if Hamilton and Mercedes beat Max on tactics, will that carry over to Imola? Or will we see the balance shifting back and forth as the season continues?

    Hasty prediction from me: 1. Max 2. Lewis 3. Ricciardo. Pérez to impress but suffer mechanical failure late in the race. Mazepin to crash into his teammate.
     
    Last edited: 14 Apr 2021
  6. Muska

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  7. MissChief

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    Red Bull lost Max the race by not pitting at the right time allowing Lewis to use his newer tyres to make time on him.
     
  8. Mr Jack

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    Isn't that what I said? Tactics.
     
  9. MissChief

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    Well yes, but the implication I took, perhaps incorrectly, was that it was Mercedes and their good tactics that won the race rather than Red Bulls poor tactics.
     
  10. Dup

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    Max was also hampered by his diff issues that he reported. They said it cost them time.

    I'm hoping we see the true potential of everyone this weekend.
     
  11. Mr Jack

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    Fair dos.
     
  12. Flibster

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    Also, not reading the race directors notes correctly and as such not allowing Verstappen to use the run off at turn 4 during the race.
     
  13. SKILL

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    Didn't Red Bull, especially at Hamiltons second stop, think Merc were going for a 3 stop as it was *so* early, so yes poor Red Bull strategy but also it seems harsh to not give Merc and/or Hamilton any credit for pulling off a relatively aggressive strategy...

    What was perhaps more interesting is how Red Bull rarely/never attempted similar in 2020/2019 when they had the slower car... And it's not like Merc used Bottas to attack Red Bull with both drivers on different strategies.

    I suspect, given last year and the advantage Red Bull have that this will be a Verstappen win.
     
  14. Mr Jack

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    I think @Flibster was referring to Max not utilising the run-off to gain lap time through the race rather than his mistake in overtaking off track - although you're right that this cost Max the win.
     
  15. this_is_gav

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    I have to admit I was assuming this race was taking place last weekend, two weeks after Bahrain, to the point where I woke up last Friday and went to check the schedule to be surprised there was no coverage. Completely ignoring the distinct lack of build up and "it's race week!" tweets and Shimmy's thread here (thanks again for these Shimmy).

    I blame still being in a February-March mindset and shorter February rather than a March-April one. And being an idiot.



    Mercedes have said that the next couple of tracks shouldn't suit them, but then they say that about every race.
     
  16. el_dazza

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    Apparently the Canadian GP has been cancelled :(
     
  17. chrismscotland

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    It's a shame but been half expected for a while, wasn't there rumors that Istanbul would fill in? Decent shout as it's a one week turnaround after Azerbaijan.