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Featured Formula One: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Paul Jeffrey, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Valtteri Bottas

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  2. Lewis Hamilton

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  3. Max Verstappen

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  4. Charles Leclerc

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  5. Sebastian Vettel

    17.3%
  6. Kimi Raikkonen

    1.7%
  7. Lando Norris

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  8. Kevin Magnussen

    0.3%
  9. Nico Hulkenberg

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  10. Pierre Gasly

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  11. Lance Stroll

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  12. Alex Albon

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  13. Daniil Kvyat

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  14. Sergio Perez

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  15. Antonio Giovinazzi

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  16. George Russell

    0.6%
  17. Robert Kubica

    5.5%
  18. Daniel Ricciardo

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  19. Carlos Sainz

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  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    Welcome to the central discussion thread for the 2019 FIA Formula One Chinese Grand Prix.


    The 1000th Grand Prix in the history of Formula One - the Shanghai International Circuit plays host to the third round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship this weekend - and the field of drivers have plenty to play for following an exciting start to the new season.

    Despite the 1000th race celebrations set to take place over the weekend, the serious business of Grand Prix racing remains, and Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will be keen to fight back following a difficult result last time out in Bahrain.

    Can Mercedes keep up the current results? Will Ferrari finally fight back? Are Red Bull able to mount a serious challenge? All these questions and more could be answered this weekend..

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  8. DrPenguin87

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    Looking forward to the weekend, only a few hours till FP1! Hoping Sainz can finally get a result on the board and fortunes improve for Hulk and DannyRic.
     
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  9. pcraenme

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    Red Bull has found the cause of the problems they were having in Bahrein, so hopefully Max is able again to challenge Mercedes and Ferrari.
     
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  10. farjam

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    It will be Ferrari's win if they don't ruin it themselves , also i'm curious to see what Honda and Renault powered cars can do there
     
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  11. Enagee

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    Hoping to see a lot more closer driving and overtaking here, especially in the mid-field teams........not just drs moves.
     
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  12. tajpapa

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    very excited!
     
  13. Appie Kuipers

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    After 2 practise sessions it shows the gap on top is smaller. Looking at the longruns I vote for Max, without orange glasses!:laugh:
     
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  14. Fat-Alfie

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    To be fair, you would vote Max even if he was driving last year's McLaren :thumbsup:
     
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  15. MrCharme

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    Still thinking that Williams is sandbagging. They will win the 1000th race of F1 in style, with Kubica and Russel lapping the whole field twice.
     
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  16. BrunoB

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    Looks like by Paul Jeffrey (just like me ;) ) dont think that Romain Grosjean should have a place in this poll.

    Or am I becomming blind?:roflmao::roflmao:
     
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  17. Appie Kuipers

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    Very Sharp BrunoB:thumbsup:.
    About practise, Ferrari seems slow in the short corners!:laugh::laugh:
     
  18. paracletus

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    Not surprisingly, SV will "continue to get priority as #1 for Ferrari" MB has reiterated today.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/47908112

    I'm sure he'll find his form / right setup very soon, this is a class driver it goes without saying.
     
  19. MrCharme

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    Honestly, at this point of the season the teams shouldn't have a number 1 and a wingman. For like the first 5 to 7 races, it should simply be the faster one being prioritized each weekend. If it's always the same guy fine, you have your team order. If not, like with Mercedes right now, simply let them race.

    This whole discussion around Vettel and Leclerc and who's faster and who's better and who has a more realistic shot at the WDC is really annoying right now.
     
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  20. Appie Kuipers

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    vt1 and vt2 Max the best on medium tires, on the long runs so Red Bull is back.:p
     
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