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Poll: United States Grand Prix 2021, Austin - Race 17

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, 19 Oct 2021.

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Rate the 2021 United States Grand Prix out of ten

  1. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 2

    5.5%
  3. 3

    5.5%
  4. 4

    18.2%
  5. 5

    18.2%
  6. 6

    18.2%
  7. 7

    21.8%
  8. 8

    9.1%
  9. 9

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 10

    3.6%
  1. Shimmy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 May 2007

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    Location: St A

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    Austin

    TV Times
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    C4:
    Sun - Quali Highlights 8.30am
    Mon - Race Highlights 12.05am

    Track Diagram & Information
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    Weather Forecast
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    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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  2. EVH

    Don

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    Location: Wales

    Anything less than a Lewis win, will seriously hurt his championship hopes.

    Love the late quali/evening races... you can relax with a few beers and a takeaway :)
     
  3. Irish_Tom

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,636

    Cheers @Shimmy.

    Yep, it’s a track that Merc and Hamilton have done well at historically (although Lewis hasn’t actually won here the last couple of times out) and Max has never won here, so the stats are in Lewis’ favour… which probably means a Verstappen win and a Hamilton DNF. :o
     
  4. JRS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

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    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    Hopefully a Verstappen win and Hamilton second, I reckon him being beaten on-track will irritate the Lewisterical brigade even more than him DNFing.

    /runs

    /runs back in quickly

    Oh yeah, was glancing at the points table and noted the respective tallies of the Ferrari drivers - when was the last time that team-mates were split by just half a point? I reckon post Malaysia '09, Trulli and Glock on 8.5 and 8 points respectively for Toyota, unless anyone knows better.
     
  5. IPBA

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Mar 2003

    Posts: 1,252

    The Verstappen fans are no different hence you could say the same about him being beaten on track by Lewis as apposed to a DNF.
     
  6. this_is_gav

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Oct 2005

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    Location: Northumberland

    There hasn't been a race which hasn't reached 75% distance (and thus half points) until Spa 2021, so it's not been possible to be closer until then.

    Indeed it's only ever happened six times in the 71 years of the F1 championship:
    • Spain 1975, Montjuïc Park (four spectators killed after Stommelen, the race leader, cleared the barrier after crashing when his rear wing failed. Numerous concerns at the safety of the track even before practice).
    • Austra 1975, Osterreichring (rain, with the winner, Brambilla, crashing as he went over the line).
    • Monaco 1984 (rain, infamously).
    • Australia 1991, Adelaide (rain, back straight littered with crashed cars, the race stopped soon after Mansell broke his foot after the first few corners).
    • Malaysia 2009, Sepang (rain).
    • Belgium 2021, Spa (not a race).

    Still, it's not exactly 1984, when Lauda beat Prost to the championship by half a point.
     
  7. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

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    Location: In the radio shack

    What a great idea!
     
  8. poosemon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 May 2004

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    Location: Near Chester

    /me Goes looking for any nowtv pass offers....

    Midnight for the highlights on channel 4!
     
  9. Mr Jack

    Caporegime

    Joined: 19 May 2004

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    Location: Nordfriesland, Germany

    Just checked in on Free Practice. Mercs over a second ahead! I hope Red Bull can get closer than that or the end stage of this season is going to be a damp squib.

    Mate, you're an adult now. You can have beers with all the other races too. I remember, many years back, watching the Japanese GP in a pub - with whisky-and-orange - at about 6 in the morning.
     
  10. Junglist

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jun 2015

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    Location: Bristol

    It's a bit bumpy out there
     
  11. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,994

    Yeah, it's pretty dreadful.

    Apparently it's in better condition this year to last though, where some of the track was breaking up. Seems they have done some work to it. But still, MotoGP pretty much said the track was in such a state that if it's not fixed the won't return.
     
  12. EVH

    Don

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    Location: Wales

    It flooded a few years ago which screwed the underground drainage, leading to ground movement and bumpy tarmac.

    I suspect we will see some people locking up under load, especially in quali.
     
  13. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

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    Looks like merc will win the remaining races. Even Mexico isn’t certain with that pace. As expected red bull have been out developed.
     
    Last edited: 22 Oct 2021
  14. Junglist

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jun 2015

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    Location: Bristol

    I don't see that happening. They were always going to be strong here but they'll be weak at Mexico
     
  15. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

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    We’ll see I guess, they don’t seem weak anywhere with whatever they’ve developed. 2018 all over again, more or less. Mercedes are currently fastest in every sector, at best it’ll be equal in Mexico.

    Edit: wow, no wonder they’ve gained pace. Mercedes never cease to amaze https://streamable.com/j0vhsx
     
    Last edited: 22 Oct 2021
  16. CSMonkeh

    Wise Guy

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    Another 5-place grid pen for Bottas, who then goes fastest in FP1
     
  17. steve45

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,215

    Location: Catterick/Dundee

    This sort of stuff right there is what I love about F1, the ingenuity and creativity of F1 engineers is just mind blowing.

    Love this track, you really see those cars working
     
    Last edited: 22 Oct 2021
  18. EVH

    Don

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    Location: Wales

    Horner to protest it in 3....2......
     
  19. Ninco!

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Surrey

    :D

    Red Bull did rattle Mercedes, the fallout from Silverstone and the PR shenanigans poked the tiger, I do think MB are now hellbent to beat Red Bull.

    It is going to be close between the two.
     
  20. PikeyPriest

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,322

    I thought adjustable suspension was banned years ago. Wasnt there a Renault years ago before mass damper that used a trick interlinked suspension system that was banned? It’s soo tough to keep up with what is or isn’t allowed for development. There was talk that the Mercedes front wheel system wouldn’t be possible next year with the new regulations either, but this doesn’t seem to give the same benefit as this rear wheel system. Very cool development.