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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. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    It's the vagaries of the VSC timing.
     
  2. muon

    Capodecina

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    Location: London

    Perez lost 2s though. How did that happen.
     
  3. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,993

    New hards for Verstappen 26 laps to go.
     
  4. Mr Jack

    Caporegime

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    Location: Nordfriesland, Germany

    No, it wasn't: it was 2.8s before and 3.6s after. Max was at the end of the straight, Lewis lost time all the way down the straight.
     
  5. utajoker

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wigan

    Merc need to gap perez. Can't afford to get stuck behind him
     
  6. Kenai

    Capodecina

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    Well no undercut for Lewis on the second stop, going long, 6 laps longer than planned.

    Hmmmmmmmm

    Not sure about that one
     
  7. Jimbeam3678

    Capodecina

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    Location: North Yorkshire

    Thinking fresh tire, faster on the straight, max a sitting duck towards the end.
     
  8. fez

    Capodecina

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    Location: Tunbridge Wells

    Are Mercedes just bad at strategy from years of having to have about as much strategy as "turn up".
     
  9. utajoker

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wigan

    Need super hammertime now
     
  10. muon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Nov 2006

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    Location: London

    What tyre is Verstappen on?

    He was struggling on Hards. Hamilton might come back at him.
     
  11. utajoker

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wigan

    No point copying. Red bull faster car. Need to try something different.
     
  12. Kenai

    Capodecina

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    Going to depend just how far back he'll have to chase him down from
     
  13. steve45

    Mobster

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    Location: Catterick/Dundee

    Are they planning on a short stint on softs to the end?
     
  14. fez

    Capodecina

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    Location: Tunbridge Wells

    I mean in a general sense. They have made quite a few bad decisions this season. Perhaps its no more than normal but usually they can make as many mistakes as they want and it doesn't really matter.
     
  15. Flibster

    Caporegime

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    Another new set of hard tyres.
     
  16. Kautya

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jan 2012

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    Location: West Midlands

    Merc atleast seem to have cleared the threat of Perez.
     
  17. Junglist

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jun 2015

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    Location: Bristol

    They're tyres would melt if they tried to go softs at the end and he's already losing time to Max
     
  18. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Mazepin lap time deleted - track limits turn 19
     
  19. UTmaniac

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 6,881

    Location: Southampton

    That would mean staying out until around lap 42 and even then, those softs could be dead at the race end.
     
  20. muon

    Capodecina

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    Location: London

    Pit Hamilton now then imo and put on hard tyres. Hamilton was closing. He will do the same this time around, but not if he drops way behind.
     
  21. steve45

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

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    Location: Catterick/Dundee

    Yeah never mind i'm just being thick, for some reason I thought there was a lot less laps left than there is.