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FatPom    2,217

Hmm gonna be interesting for sure! I wonder how Ricardo will go in a pointy end team?

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MountainMan    906

Not really a fan of motor racing, but am always impressed with the engineering.

 

 

 

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FatPom    2,217

its not a pointy end team right now.. and i "hope" it stays that way ;)

Yes they are a pointy end team, just not as dominant as before. My 'point' was it will be interesting to see hoe Ricardo handles the increased pressure to perform. He got the drive by the skin of his teeth.

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trinube    1,048

Not really a fan of motor racing, but am always impressed with the engineering.

 

 

 

 

Cool vid!

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Hymie    155

It will be very interesting to see how many cars finish tomorrow. As good as Riccardo's qualifying was, the real revelation is Magnussen, 4th spot in his first qualifying session in F1, very impressive.

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nealo    1,280

Horner was just asked about reliability.

 

He said he hopes they finish as so far in testing they haven't (gone the race distance).

 

eek

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nealo    1,280

- The sound

+ No more procession

- Only 14 finishers

+ Mercedes didn't finish a lap ahead as predicted

+ Ricciardo and Magnussen and also Bottas' drive

- The sound

+ Australian have another driver to chant for

- The sound, did I mention the sound of those engines/exhaust is shit?

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FatPom    2,217

Just watched the delayed highlights.

 

Sound - Agree with DC when he commentated 'they sound like an old Massey Ferguson' !

 

Great drive by Rosberg, Ricardo and Magnussen.

 

Perplexed as to why Rosberg's car ran like a dream and Hamilton's didn't.

 

Some front noses look an awful lot better than others.

 

Commentators need to understand the difference between 'more torque' and 'peak torque'. More torque in itself does not produce more wheelspin.

 

What happened at the start that they had to do another formation lap?

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ratdog    577

here is my take on the way it might pan out this season

 

Due to the strict regulations with gear boxes and engines this year i think the teams will sacrifice one driver if he is off pace very early on in the race. This will allow them to run those engines again later in the season. The Mercedes will run out of engines towards the end of the season and drop back as a result.

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nealo    1,280

Was on at 3am here and with Ricciardo starting in 12th I gave it a miss.

 

Damn it, Ricciardo won!!!!

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FatPom    2,217

Was on at 3am here and with Ricciardo starting in 12th I gave it a miss.

 

Damn it, Ricciardo won!!!!

I watched it. Great win for Ricardo but it was gifted really, both Mercs had a bizarre electrical/ brake fault at the same time resulting in a power loss, Rosberg stayed out but Hamilton retired. Mercedes had both cars 27secs ahead of the rest at one point.

 

Crazy crash on the last lap caused by Massa on Perez, Vettel was very lucky to escape through the middle.

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Tyno    1,330

Dollars to donuts if that crash had been in front of Webber, he would have been wrecked as well :D

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Andrew #1    822

Hmm gonna be interesting for sure! I wonder how Ricardo will go in a pointy end team?

Pretty well as it turns out ...

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