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Stellar drive from Vettel!

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Honda well done


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Bottas charge shoulda came earlier imo while they were dealing with the traffic

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Happy for Gasly. That must feel like a win to him!


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Amongst all that - what a result for Gasly and STR-Honda

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Gotta say, that was pretty good driving by Vettel. I didn't think he had it.


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Channel 4 cut a shot of Zak Brown .. during the race... what a sight !


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Happy for Gasly. That must feel like a win to him!

And the team :)

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Great result for gasly

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KMag well done!! Grosjean has a fight this year


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Apparently that's the closest finish (0.6s) they've ever had in Bahrain


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Great race. Shame about the Red Bulls and the pitstop incident with Kimi... looks like a pretty bad injury.


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minchy wrote:
Zoue wrote:
Happy for Gasly. That must feel like a win to him!

And the team :)


What about Honda? This is huge for them too.


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That Mercedes couldn’t follow a cement bag let alone a race car.


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Tassadar wrote:
minchy wrote:
Zoue wrote:
Happy for Gasly. That must feel like a win to him!

And the team :)


What about Honda? This is huge for them too.

Yep. I'm sat here watching in my McLaren Honda shirt :D

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Marcus Ericksson in 9th. Honorable mention. That Sauber is widely considered the worst car on the grid. Williams might take titlenow.


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Couple of laps more and Bottas had Seb...


Twenty more laps and everyone wuold need to pit again and then Vetteel will still have it .. so what if eh !


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Bit disappointed with Bottas there, especially after his great start. He was clearly faster but seemed to have forgotten how to overtake. If that had been Hamilton he would have taken him. Good driving by Seb to eke it out.

Kimi was woeful today.


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Couple of laps more and Bottas had Seb...

To be honest he should have had him anyway. Hamilton would have made that move stick IMO.


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LOL Hamilton just said "You're such a duckhead"?


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Gasly and Vettel, awesome drives. I feel for Kimi, but more for the mechanic. Bad luck, I hope he isn't seriously hurt


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Congratulations to Vettel for an amazing win, BUT Ferrari should be very, very harshly fined for the accident with the mechanic (and unsafe release). In addition, after today and last week's incident, the FIA should look at every team's tyre change and release procedures and ensure they are as safe as possible.

IF, Vettel's claim that his tyres were shot for the last 10 laps then that doesn't bode well for Mercedes.

Hope the mechanic gets well soon.

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What a race, what a finish.
Great job by Vettel at the end, fending off the flying finn.
Honda and Gasly best of the rest! What a crazy turnaround.
Ericsson scoring a couple of points for Sauber.
Redbull absolutely throwing it away.
Hamilton and Merc very fortunate to end up on the podium, but should be happy to bag some very good points in the circumstances.


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Invade wrote:
LOL Hamilton just said "You're such a duckhead"?



While seeing the replay on the tv of his contact with Max


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How could Bottas NOT pass Vettel, Vettels tyres completely done, was over a second a lap slower in the closing stages. Obvious who the better driver was there.


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Greenman wrote:
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Congratulations to Vettel for an amazing win, BUT Vettel should be very, very harshly fined for the accident with the mechanic (and unsafe release). In addition, after today and last week's incident, the FIA should look at every team's tyre change and release procedures and ensure they are as safe as possible.

IF, Vettel's claim that his tyres were shot for the last 10 laps then that doesn't bode well for Mercedes.

Hope the mechanic gets well soon.

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erm..... Kimi

Also, depends what happened. If the light went green, there's no fault from the driver.

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minchy wrote:
Greenman wrote:
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Congratulations to Vettel for an amazing win, BUT Vettel should be very, very harshly fined for the accident with the mechanic (and unsafe release). In addition, after today and last week's incident, the FIA should look at every team's tyre change and release procedures and ensure they are as safe as possible.

IF, Vettel's claim that his tyres were shot for the last 10 laps then that doesn't bode well for Mercedes.

Hope the mechanic gets well soon.

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erm..... Kimi

Yeah, that would be extremely harsh for Vettel!


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Greenman wrote:
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Congratulations to Vettel for an amazing win, BUT Vettel should be very, very harshly fined for the accident with the mechanic (and unsafe release). In addition, after today and last week's incident, the FIA should look at every team's tyre change and release procedures and ensure they are as safe as possible.

IF, Vettel's claim that his tyres were shot for the last 10 laps then that doesn't bode well for Mercedes.

Hope the mechanic gets well soon.

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That was Kimi.

Yeah I hope we get some news to say the mechanic is OK soon.


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Vettel got lucky Mercedes were much faster than I thought. But because of RBR and Kimi lot of midfield benefited. Amazing race by gasly, unbelievable result for the team 8O

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Attack on Vettel came too late. I’ve said it before but I think Mercedes are strategically vulnerable when the pressure is on. Governed entirely by timing screens and not what’s actually observable on track. The race was there to be won today and they dropped it.


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Zoue wrote:
Bit disappointed with Bottas there, especially after his great start. He was clearly faster but seemed to have forgotten how to overtake. If that had been Hamilton he would have taken him. Good driving by Seb to eke it out.

Kimi was woeful today.

I think Mercedes should have told Bottas to push 1 lap earlier. It won't have been Bottas who decided to go for it. And I thought that Bottas didn't do badly. The Mercedes certainly sufferes in dirty air more than others as Hamilton showed this race. When Bottas got close, it seemed he lost a huge amount of grip. He had a great start and we all expected. Ferrari to clearly be a lot better. Mercedes's strategy certainly was a better one than Ferrari, But I think Vettel just did better than Bottas. Bottas had a very good weekend. Better than Hamilton I think.


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STR race pace has been very good so far, going to bag 4th. Can't argue with that, they spanked Macca here.



Gasly driver of the day if he bags P4


I'd agree with that, he's had a great weekend over all as well. Certainly shut me up about concerns about the driver talent at STR, he's been quick and cool as a cucumber.


Gasly has had a great drive but so has ericsson from the back to the top 10


He did yeah. Some top drives all round.

Tip of the hat to Honda for the race pace improvement too.

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Errrrrr, yes sorry, I meant Ferrari, not Vettel.

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Mercedes-Benz wrote:
Vettel got lucky Mercedes were much faster than I thought. But because of RBR and Kimi lot of midfield benefited. Amazing race by gasly, unbelievable result for the team 8O

You mean, he got lucky that the race lasted as it was supposed to and not any longer...


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LOL Hamilton just said "You're such a duckhead"?


Sounded like "He's such a d**khead" to me. makes more sense as well as was watching hist contact with verstappen.


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Good damage limitation from McLaren to get a double points finish out of this poor weekend. Vintage McLaren strategy for Alonso.

McLaren 3rd in WCC and the leading Renault team.

Yes you just read that...

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minchy wrote:
Greenman wrote:
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Congratulations to Vettel for an amazing win, BUT Vettel should be very, very harshly fined for the accident with the mechanic (and unsafe release). In addition, after today and last week's incident, the FIA should look at every team's tyre change and release procedures and ensure they are as safe as possible.

IF, Vettel's claim that his tyres were shot for the last 10 laps then that doesn't bode well for Mercedes.

Hope the mechanic gets well soon.

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erm..... Kimi

Also, depends what happened. If the light went green, there's no fault from the driver.


I'm sure the light was green. I checked.


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mikeyg123 wrote:
minchy wrote:
Greenman wrote:
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Congratulations to Vettel for an amazing win, BUT Vettel should be very, very harshly fined for the accident with the mechanic (and unsafe release). In addition, after today and last week's incident, the FIA should look at every team's tyre change and release procedures and ensure they are as safe as possible.

IF, Vettel's claim that his tyres were shot for the last 10 laps then that doesn't bode well for Mercedes.

Hope the mechanic gets well soon.

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erm..... Kimi

Also, depends what happened. If the light went green, there's no fault from the driver.


I'm sure the light was green. I checked.
Yeah, think I saw the green reflected in the body work from the on board camera during a replay.

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Zoue wrote:
Bit disappointed with Bottas there, especially after his great start. He was clearly faster but seemed to have forgotten how to overtake. If that had been Hamilton he would have taken him. Good driving by Seb to eke it out.

Kimi was woeful today.


Were we watching the same race ? Kimi was faster than Vettel in the second stint. I think he was only 2secs of Bottas when he pitted for the disaster

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With 5 laps to go, Bottas was lapping 134.6, Seb was 135.6, with a three second gap. Bottas should have had DRS for at least two laps. For last two laps, Bottas was lapping 136s, and barely getting DRS. Bottas choked, doesn't know how to pass or doesn't have the killer instinct, or all three. Bottas was completely happy with a second place finish.


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