Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, Jul 23, 2019.
Heh, the FIA being consistent. Not in my lifetime.
+1 Awesome Race
Great race. Gutted for Hulk, but he also binned the car in Baku last year when he had more than a decent chance of a podium. He keeps making a habit of sabotaging himself. Gasly is dreadful and needs to go. Not even to Toro Rosso, bloody W series or something equally as meaningless. Merc were also dumb to not stop Hamilton when Verstappen put on his last set of inters. Yes, he would have had to sit for 5 seconds, but he would have only lost position to Albon at that point and he wouldn't have been hard to pass. It was obvious they needed to stop again as the inters weren't going to last ~25 laps, even if it did start raining again. As it was he lost a load of track position, and then his head.
A dry race with genuine Ferrari/Mercedes race pace would have been much, much better. Rather than the random podium that happened.
Yet to watch the race as was listening to the BBC. Will watch the highlights later.
Seb will take a lot of comfort that as far as I could tell, drove a faultless race. All the main competitors spun or lost it at some point, that's got to be a big confidence boost.
Did Hamilton get anything for the safety car investigation.
I didn't notice any "unnecessary slow down", nor I think he genuinely deserved the penalty for wrong pit entry.
1/2 point for too many formation laps under the safety car. Cost too many race laps in my eyes.
1/2 point for preferring a driver to either drive backwards on a track to go round a bollard, or drive another lap with a broken wing that could of gone under the car.
Voted a 9.
The racing took a backseat to the carnage today and I loved it
This is why we need to install sprinkers on every track and turn them on or off randomly.
From reading online it was caused by the system which detects cars speeds under a safety car automatically detecting Hamilton going well over the required delta, but that was because he'd stuck it in the wall and was trying to recover. As such there was no further action.
Not had that officially confirmed, though.
What’s your train of thought on this one ?
@blzbub what’s your reasoning behind the 1/10? Really curious.
Find that a bit strange to after that spectacle
Agreed, I revised mine to 9/10. It should have been a standing start without the formation nonsense. The Ferrari fine sets a terrible precedent and the Hamilton time penalty was short sighted.
Great entertainment. 10/10
Stirling performances from the top five. Hugely impressed by Kvyat and Stroll in particular and by Seb's recovery drive. Max did what was needed.
Penalty for Lewis was ridiculous and Mercedes dropped the ball for him badly. Disappointed in Leclerc blaming the track for his failure.
‘Leclerc said it was his mistake on his Instagram account
Alfa Romeo called to the stewards for potential assisted start! Both cars. What's that all about.
Crofty was on about this. Something to do with the team giving drivers information they shouldnt have given them before the start of the race.
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