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Featured 2019 Formula One Australian Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Paul Jeffrey, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Lewis Hamilton

    37.5%
  2. Valterri Bottas

    14.2%
  3. Sebastian Vettel

    22.0%
  4. Charles Leclerc

    7.4%
  5. Max Verstappen

    5.3%
  6. Pierre Gasly

    0.6%
  7. Daniel Ricciardo

    1.5%
  8. Nico Hulkenberg

    0.3%
  9. Carlos Sainz

    0.5%
  10. Lando Norris

    0.6%
  11. Kimi Raikkonen

    2.7%
  12. Antonio Giovinazzi

    0.2%
  13. Sergio Perez

    0.2%
  14. Lance Stroll

    0.5%
  15. Romain Grosjean

    0.4%
  16. Kevin Magnussen

    0.4%
  17. Daniil Kvyat

    0.7%
  18. Alex Albon

    0.4%
  19. Robert Kubica

    3.9%
  20. George Russell

    0.7%
  1. BrainsBush

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    Lucky me with (Dutch) Ziggo Sport. Works perfect!

    As predicted but still hard to see the gap between Williams and the rest --> Norris - Kubica 1.2 sec
    Doesn't look very promising (yet?)

    Ok it's just FP1 first stint says may be nothing?

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  2. tajpapa

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    I feel you, I wish I could just watch racing and do sim racing all day long the whole week. :(
     
  3. Omer Said

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    So once again we have F1 and F1.5. But there is also a F2 now thanks to Williams.
     
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  4. michelforest

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    1:30 am here in Montreal. Watching FP2 on Canadian TV (Sky broadcast.) What’s the deal with Ricciardo’s helmet? It’s the ugliest design ever! The Ferrari looks like it’s very very good. Nice things is, the top 3 teams were really close during FP 1.

    The new rear wing is interesting. The opening for DRS is noticeably wider this season, it really caught my attention the first time I saw it.
     
  5. apex11

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    Interesting to see what extra the top car gives you in LeClerc.
    The Merc made Bottas a top 3 driver.
    It clear already that you need to be in a silver or red car the win the WDC....again...
     
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  6. Fabian Biehne

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    Merc was just sandbagging. Again. 0.8 sec ahead of the rest of the field. :sleep:

    Hope it’s not another boring season where Merc just pushes when they need to. It’s now the fifth consecutive boring season.
     
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  7. muzikant

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    Dont worry is just the first practise and race of the season
     
  8. LeSunTzu

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    And Ferrari wasn't sandbagging today? Come on, it is not like they do this for the first time. "Grazie ragazze, you did a wonderful job overnight, blablabla...". :D
     
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  9. Fabian Biehne

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    Hope so. We’ll know after Q3.
     
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  10. Andrew Harper

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    I just view Melbourne as a bogey circuit. We can never be 100% sure what the formbook is from this race.

    However reading the interviews with Vettel, he's not a happy bunny. Somethings gone a bit wrong somewhere and like the rest of us he knows that to win a DC these days requires wins from the first round.

    Nice to see Kimi up there, I feel bad for Williams and McLaren. The privateer teams day is numbered in F1 I feel.

    Anyway, we'll see how things go over the course of the weekend.
     
  11. ears

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    An excellent article by Andrew Benson on the BBC about the new era of TV coverage in the UK.

    Including

    And

    Full article

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/47542802
     
  12. BrainsBush

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    Let's see if Max can go faster with the (as planned) new chassis between now and Quali
     
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  13. ears

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  14. rubaru

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    Already seeing a difference in the liveries since the car was launched in Spain, especially with the shark fin.

    HAAS LAUNCH.jpg

    HAAS MELBOURNE.jpg
     
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  15. svenvangent

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    Auwch it is already going in the direction Mercedes on number one Ferrari and Red Bull will fight for place 2 and 3 .
     
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  16. formulaHEINE

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    Working on updating my Haas skin for Assetto Corsa. Hated to make that logo on the nose. RIP Charlie :cry:.
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  17. LeSunTzu

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    Vettel is a very good actor when he speaks about his car. Last year he was very convincing about the extra paddle on the steering wheel :laugh:
    Hamilton did not win Australia in 2017 or 2018. This is a very long season and whoever loses first has plenty of time to recover.
     
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  18. michelforest

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    There's still too much black on that car. And they should use a brighter shade of gold. The one they have now doesn't come out well on tv.
     
  19. rubaru

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    Are you concerned it will become to much like Renault?
     
  20. michelforest

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    Not really, if they use a "Lotus-like" shade of gold.
     
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