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Post by F1 forever on Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:23 pm

Apparently Friday was pretty much useless to evaluate anything for the weekend, not just because of the rain in FP2.

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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by Gary on Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:35 pm

Might make race interesting!

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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by F1 forever on Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:44 am

This is awesome!

Manor F1 destroys Fernando Alonso with tweet

http://autoweek.com/article/formula-one/manor-f1-destroys-fernando-alonso-tweet
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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by Jarnooo on Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:39 am

Really sour comments from Alonso recently (and Button), so love that comment from Manor!

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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by RaySinKa on Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:03 am

What a great response!

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Qualifying results

Post by F1 forever on Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:45 pm

1 Nico Rosberg › Mercedes › 1.37.113 ---
2 Lewis Hamilton › Mercedes › 1.37.433 + 0.320
3 Valtteri Bottas › Williams › 1.37.912 + 0.799
4 Sebastian Vettel › Ferrari › 1.37.965 + 0.852
5 Kimi Räikkönen › Ferrari › 1.38.348 + 1.235
6 Nico Hülkenberg › Force India › 1.38.659 + 1.546
7 Sergio Perez › Force India › 1.38.691 + 1.578
8 Romain Grosjean › Lotus › 1.38.787 + 1.674
9 Max Verstappen › Toro Rosso › 1.38.924 + 1.811
10 Daniel Ricciardo › Red Bull › 1.39.728 + 2.615
11 F. Nasr › Sauber › 1.39.323 ---
12 D. Kwjat › Red Bull › 1.39.360 + 0.037
13 J. Button › McLaren › 1.39.763 + 0.440
14 P. Maldonado › Lotus › 1.39.811 + 0.488
15 F. Massa › Williams › 1.39.895 + 0.572
16 F. Alonso › McLaren › 1.40.144 ---
17 M. Ericsson › Sauber › 1.40.660 + 0.516
18 W. Stevens › Manor-Marussia › 1.43.693 + 3.549
19 R. Merhi › Manor-Marussia › 1.43.804 + 3.660
20 C. Sainz › Toro Rosso › --- ---

Couldn't watch this and youtube let me down. Doesn't look too bad (except for the Mercedes gap). I hope Lewis is still in attack mode and doesn't plan to mail it in for the last races.

The Grosjean/Maldonado qualifying duel is now at 14-1. Is Grosjean among the most underrated drivers in F1? And now he goes to Haas...
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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by Jarnooo on Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:37 am

Don't worry, there's always this:


As for Grosjean, I feel as though everyone (quite unfairly) sees Maldonado as a rubbish driver and therefore, no one really bats an eye to Grosjean's dominance in the head to head qualifying battle. On the other hand, Maldonado has had terrible luck this year, but no one seems to give that fact any recognition.

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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:34 pm

Already 4 drivers out of the running, among them the Nicos.
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:45 pm

No matter how you slice it: Vettel is just faster than Kimi at just about every circuit.
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:43 pm

Can't complain: Lots of on-track action here, camera work looked fine to me!
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:43 pm

It's a shame we were deprived of the Nico/Lewis duel.
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:44 pm

Pretty pictures there from Kimidonado! Taking out Bottas.
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:48 pm

Lol, Vettel ALWAYS wants the fastest lap!
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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:53 pm

Vettel now 2nd in the standings, 7 PTS ahead of Rosberg.

Bottas and Massa within 2 PTS again.
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:55 pm

Eddie Jordan...again???

Lewis and Vettel now even with 42 wins!
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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by Gary on Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:56 pm

Vettel got the fastest lap? Must have been last lap then, as Kimi had a hold onto fastest lap couple laps before end. I found this race way more exciting than the one last year, so all good. Shame about Finn taking out Finn, but that is racing.

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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by Jarnooo on Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:10 pm

Some mild excitement in Sochi this year!

Crazy move from Raikkonen, I expect him to get a big time penalty and maybe a grid penalty for the next race. On the other hand, great to see Perez on the podium!

The championship is virtually in Hamilton's hands now. Would love to see him finish 9th in the next race lol.

Frustrated with Kimi's performance overall really. Finally had track position over Vettel and couldn't do anything with it.

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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:10 pm

Both McLaren in the points! Nice inheritance for a team that had already written off this weekend before it started.
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:20 pm

Considering Ferrari's gains over last season, is there any reason to believe they don't overtake Mercedes next season?
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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:39 pm

Just watched the MotoGP race...found it ok, but not exactly thrilling.

The overtaking moves looked unspectacular...like teamorder.

They basically just showed the first 3 riders all race, and it's not like there was THAT much going on there. Everyone pretty much doing their laps on their own, with Pedrosa overtaking guys without any resistance whatsoever ("after you, Sir!").

I guess Yamaha is MotoGP's Mercedes, with their riders dominating the standings (even if Pedrosa won this one, but he's only got about half the points of the championship leader and it was his first win).

Now, I'll watch some more races to get into this more (watched quite a few last season), but at least for today, I enjoyed the F1 race a whole lot more than this. Put Vettel in the Mercedes next to Lewis, and the fight for the championship would also be a lot closer in F1.
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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:09 pm

Congrats MERCEDES GP! Well-deserved constructors world champion! bois2



Kimi gets punished as expected - 10 seconds stop-and-go penalty turns into a 30 secs time penalty (loses 6 PTS).
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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:30 pm

F1 forever wrote:Both McLaren in the points! Nice inheritance for a team that had already written off this weekend before it started.

Nope, no points for Alonso ("The Sarcastic One"), after all. Was told to watch the track limits, but ignored it - 5 secs penalty. Verstappen gets the point.
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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Post by Zag on Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:31 pm

F1 forever wrote:Considering Ferrari's gains over last season, is there any reason to believe they don't overtake Mercedes next season?

Yes, every reason not to believe it....    Mercedes are not standing still and they didn't need to be that much better this year..

I predict next years car (already well into development) will maintain the gap.

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Post by F1 forever on Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:52 pm

Zag wrote:
F1 forever wrote:Considering Ferrari's gains over last season, is there any reason to believe they don't overtake Mercedes next season?

Yes, every reason not to believe it....    Mercedes are not standing still and they didn't need to be that much better this year..

I predict next years car (already well into development) will maintain the gap.

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OK! I believe in momentum. Mercedes, imho, have already reached the point of diminishing returns, there's some complacency you can see there, then some panic when things don't go their way...

The cars have become a lot less reliable and even seem fragile despite not being truly challenged on track (listen to Wolff after just about every race)...you could argue it is because they're already testing stuff for next year, but I'm not convinced. I don't see how they would maintain the gap, but we'll see!

All that is assuming that the rules don't change much for 2016.
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Post by Zag on Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:44 pm


Their cars do seem fragile but then again there were plenty of occasions last year too..

As to rule changes, lets hope the ridiculous fuel saving goes and at least a few more
days of testing are allowed.

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