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Poll: Italian Grand Prix 2019, Monza - Race 14/21

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, Sep 5, 2019.

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Rate the 2019 Italian Grand Prix out of ten

Poll closed Sep 15, 2019.
  1. 1

    2.4%
  2. 2

    1.2%
  3. 3

    1.2%
  4. 4

    2.4%
  5. 5

    13.1%
  6. 6

    23.8%
  7. 7

    29.8%
  8. 8

    20.2%
  9. 9

    4.8%
  10. 10

    1.2%
  1. Shimmy

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    Monza
    TV Times
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    C4:
    Saturday - 6.30pm Qualifying Highlights
    Sunday - 7pm Race Highlights

    Track Diagram & Information
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    Weather Forecast
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    2018 Race Highlights
    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/...talian-grand-prix.4CUKmhvxvWMOewu0UUC0E4.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: Sep 18, 2019
  2. Shimmy

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    Current forecast looks like maybe a wet start on Sunday and a drying race :D
     
  3. Spunkey

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    Thanks for the thread Shimmy.

    Also, I hate to be *that* guy, but the fastest ever lap is now held by Raikkonen. He broke Montoya's record around here last year.
     
  4. Shimmy

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    Looks like Formula1.com haven't changed their blurb for a couple years :p I just C&P from there for every race.
     
  5. Rossi~

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    Cheers Shimmy :)

    Also, the standings are not up to date :p
     
  6. CaptainRAVE

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    It was a brilliant race last year.

    Small chance of rain for the race and a higher chance of rain in practice making setups a bit less optimised. Probably Vettel's last chance to win this year, so expecting him to push hard. After this race it'll be back to Mercedes domination, their race pace and cornering speed is phenomenal.
     
  7. Megahurtz400

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    A wet race start would certainly prove interesting, otherwise I see a LeClerc win again. As demonstrated in Belgium, their straight line speed is unparalleled this season, just a shame nearly every other circuit is full of pesky corners :p
     
  8. Spunkey

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    Do Ferrari really have amazing straight line pace, or was it just that Merc had more wing on at Spa? Their sector 2 times were immense compared to the Ferrari, so they were definitely sacrificing some top end. I think there's not as much absolute straight line performance difference as some people are making out.
     
  9. The_Abyss

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    Cheers @Shimmy
    I do love the annual tifosi pilgrimage. The self-proclaimed best fans in the world of the claimed best team in the world normally ends with the fans letting themselves down yet again in some way and the race being a pivotal one in the season where everyone Ferrari related can suddenly have that more honest appraisal that the team isn't actually doing very well.

    Will this year be different? Let's see.

    I'd quite like to see the Haas team attempt to give their drivers instructions to slip stream for each other for qualifying. That would be fantastic to watch.
     
  10. CSMonkeh

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    According to the BBC Verstappen and Gasley are set to start from the back of the grid because of engine penalties....
     
  11. CaptainRAVE

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    May as well. They aren’t as strong here, but will be ready for the next races. I also believe they are preparing for next season.
     
  12. UTmaniac

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    There will be riots in Italy if the two trick track ponies don't get a 1-2 at Monza, but at least a wet race might mean that Leclerk doesn't lap the rest of the field up to Vettel.
     
  13. Spunkey

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    Honda reliability starting to bite already.
     
  14. 413x

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    Makes a lot of sense
     
  15. gord

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    I think they do, it may not be as dramatic as what's been reported because I think Merc detuned the engines after Perez and Kubica's failures. But Ferrari appear to have a significant trick when it comes to deploying their boost, not only more of it but how long it appears to last.
     
  16. 4K8KW10

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    Ferrari were fast in Bahrain, Canada, Austria, Germany, Belgium and now expected in Italy. There are also more circuits to come and one can never know.
    So, "two track ponies" is rather disrespectful and dishonest rudeism.
     
  17. JunglistE

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    To be fair, Ferrari could've won quite a few races this year if they as a collective didn't find innovative ways to chuck wins away.
     
  18. CaptainRAVE

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    Previously it has always compromised ferrari at the end of the season. It has been notable for the last 1-2 years how they seem to turn everything down at the end of the season. Ferrari are ahead on the straights, but barely and they are nowhere on corners. A bizarre design philosophy.
     
  19. 4K8KW10

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    Ferrari's performance went downwards when FIA decided to limit the in-season tests. Ferrari had previously relied on tests on their circuit - Fiorano.
    Previously, they were very strong on the slow circuits like Monaco and Hungaroring, today it's the opposite - they are weak there and very strong on the fastest circuits in the calendar.

    Obviously, there should be compromises in one or the other direction.
     
  20. CaptainRAVE

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    All corners are a pretty big compromise though.