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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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    18.4%
  8. 8

    57.5%
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    13.8%
  10. 10

    1.1%
  1. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,863

    If Hamilton didn't make a mistake, there's no way to tell who would have won this race between the two of them.

    Possibly even Lando with a touch between the two of them. ;)
     
  2. Bald-Eagle22

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Mar 2007

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    Location: Essex

    Bottas is a still clown , no way a racing incident in my mind .

    Mercedes are still selling F1 fans down the river with this guy in the car . Just give it to George
     
  3. cainer

    Man of Honour

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    That "Cleo Cup" comment by Toto was kinda telling.. he obviously thinks GR was to blame
     
  4. Kenai

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Apr 2009

    Posts: 22,112

    Interesting comments from George about a 'gentleman's agreement' to not move across suddenly as he feels Bottas did.

    I wonder if the telemetry from Bottas' car will vindicate those accusations or not.
     
  5. JBeck

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Lunatic asylum

    It's hard to tell how clear cut it was either way, but Bottas will for sure have to explain to the stewards why he jinked right when he did.

    Be interesting to see what they say after analysing the footage and telemetry but either way, he'll lose his seat to Russell next year no doubt.
     
  6. Bald-Eagle22

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Mar 2007

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    Location: Essex

    Yes wait to see the on board , but with DRS enabled and massive slipstream Ona wet track you don’t pull right.

    I’ve said it before on here and been flamed massively, Bottas is now into his 5th season in the Merc and proved nothing . From a fan perspective he should not have been the replacement for Nico , Mercedes has sold F1 fans down the river as its clear he’s been employed to be LULU’s gimp .

    Put George in the car now - hell bring Nico back if you cam , at least fans will have something to watch .
     
  7. MissChief

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    He was Nico’s replacement because he was in a team desperate for cash, was under Toto’s management already and it was easy to negotiate a release. I still maintain that had Rosberg given the team notice they’d have signed Hulkenberg before he signed his deal with Renault. He effectively screwed over most of the drivers on the grid.
     
  8. Alibaba99

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    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

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    And yet Redbull aren't leading either championship.
     
  9. CaptainRAVE

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    There doesn’t seem to be much between the RB and merc. Should make for a good season.
     
  10. JRS

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    And then Hulkenberg would have been the one to have his career trashed by being contractually obliged to play second fiddle to Hamilton.

    'Woo'.
     
  11. MissChief

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    Joined: 17 Jul 2010

    Posts: 21,364

    AFAIK Mercedes still don’t have a clear number 1 driver written into either of their contracts? Sure, on track and performance wise it’s clear that Ha intoned is leagues ahead, but contractually I believe they’re still equal.
     
  12. Mr Jack

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    Joined: 19 May 2004

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    Location: Nordfriesland, Germany

    Trashed? Nico's record breaking failure to ever secure a podium did that. Bottas is a better driver than Hülkenberg even if he's not cut from the same cloth as the likes of Lewis.

    Personally I still think Merc should have promoted from within. For all the abuse Red Bull's academy get, you can't say they don't give their drivers a chance.
     
  13. mjt

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    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

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    Bottas may have drifted right as he went over the crest as the track went left a little. I say it’s Russell’s inexperience of going too far wide and hitting the grass. His reaction after was embarrassing.
     
  14. CaptainRAVE

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    Really embarrassing. He’s becoming less and less likeable. He’s racking up a fair few mistakes too.
     
  15. chrismscotland

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jul 2009

    Posts: 4,491

    Just finished watching this after recording earlier; good omens for the season if the Merc and Red Bull are as close; great to see McLaren back battling near the front and great to see Lando Norris scrapping too; he's looking like he could be a great driver in the future.
    Hard to say who was at fault for the Bottas / Russell incident although Wolff's "Clio Cup" suggests he feels GR was at fault; thought his reaction going over to Bottas and smacking his helmet was totally unacceptable; he needs to grow up; I don't think he's anywhere near being ready for a Merc Seat next season; get him in an Aston Martin for a couple of years. If he wasn't British he would be getting a lot more stick from the racing press; frankly he comes across like a but of an entitled pratt at times.

    Nice to see Mazepin delivering the expected Spin eventually!
     
  16. Mr Jack

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    Drifted? No, there's a clear jink right. He shouldn't have done that, it was dangerous.

    Indeed. Bottas may have twitched, but dropping it was on Russell. I'll forgive a bit of anger after a crash like that, the adrenaline must be extraordinary.
     
  17. Jono8

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    Joined: 20 May 2007

    Posts: 35,108

    Location: Surrey

    Nice to see we might actually have a championship battle between Max and Lewis.

    Uncharacteristic mistake from Lewis today,but he did well to get back into second.
     
  18. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 19,127

    30 second penalty for Kimi. BWOAH

    [​IMG]
     
  19. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

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    I think Russell’s PR team better shut him up because he’s chatting some **** to the media. Embarrassing.
     
  20. CSMonkeh

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    Joined: 23 May 2009

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    Location: Newbury, Berks

    Watched replay a few times and it’s difficult to judge; Russell was on outside then touched the grass and caused the spin. Whether because Bottas moved across its hard to tell
    Hamilton was able to pass there later just fine