Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix | Driver of the Day: Vote Now

Start in last position and finish in 5th would be amazing in Monaco, not there in in Bahrein driving the second best car of the grid even further if there's 4 F2 cars to be passed and, plus, with 3 long zones to use the stupid DRS which leave no chances for the front car defend its position.

Actually Perez was crushed by Verstappen all the time since pre season days and only did a minimal job not crashing.
 
with 3 long zones to use the stupid DRS which leave no chances for the front car defend its position.
DRS is a tool that needs to be activated, they don't get to use DRS all the time. It's only open to drivers who are faster than the car in front. It doesn't always guarantee an overtake as shown by Lewis Hamilton at the weekend.
 
Start in last position and finish in 5th would be amazing in Monaco, not there in in Bahrein driving the second best car of the grid even further if there's 4 F2 cars to be passed and, plus, with 3 long zones to use the stupid DRS which leave no chances for the front car defend its position.

Actually Perez was crushed by Verstappen all the time since pre season days and only did a minimal job not crashing.

Last year I think Bottas didn't manage to get back in top 5 after having to. unfortunately, pit again in Bahrain (was it on the oval?). Perez did a great job.
 
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The blame here falls on the stewards and the stewards alone!!!!! they need to grow a pair and in force the track limits are the track limits!!! rule no if buts or maybes...... we are told that thgese are the best drivers in the world , then they must be able to go round a corner without falling off?


And lets be honest here they all managed in qualifying!!!
 
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The blame here falls on the stewards and the stewards alone!!!!! they need to grow a pair and in force the track limits are the track limits!!! rule no if buts or maybes...... we are told that thgese are the best drivers in the world , then they must be able to go round a corner without falling off?


And lets be honest here they all managed in qualifying!!!
You are 100% right, white lines are the track limits, and thats it, not the end of the curb or part of the run off. Easy rule and at least in F1 it shouldn't be too hard to enforce.
 
Look, F1 is about consistency. It's not what you can do once, but what you can do over and over again. It's like that in any endeavor. Therefore I voted for Nikita Massivespin. He was locked in on proving a F1 car, when in the hands of a professional, also has the ability to fly if treated like a propeller. :whistling:
Well that would be Driver Of The Year if he consistently spins during every qualy and race but this is DOTD.
 
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Just wonder what it could be if Checo starts on his natural grid, could be Hamilton be winner? I think Sergio is a great driver and every happy to see now has a chance with a great car
 
Hmm... Lewis got a 2 tenths free bonus for 30 laps in a row.
Only than he "found out" he was not supposed to do that (his own words).
That's a massive 6 seconds advantage he pulled out!
Before his team put him on hold, after the 2nd FIA warning.

While other drivers where painting between the lines much tighter, as ruled by the FIA for that turn at the drivers briefing (where Lewis was probably checking his Instagram ;) ).

That would gove a whole different race, if the FIA would have given the warning much earlier in the race.
 
Hmm... Lewis got a 2 tenths free bonus for 30 laps in a row.
Only than he "found out" he was not supposed to do that (his own words).
That's a massive 6 seconds advantage he pulled out!
They said he wasn't breaking the rules. Even during qualifying they talked about how drivers can't go wide during qualifying but can during the race and how it creates confusion. Drivers will always push the limits until they're told to stop. The only step that hasn't been done is telling the drivers to stop.

I'd say Max probably wouldn't want to do that move if he's having reliability issues. Rattling the car over curbs might just make it worse. Maybe Hamilton has even trying to bait him into damaging his car by going wide there??
 

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Michael Masi at the pre-race briefing -

"The track limits at the exit of Turn 4 will not be monitored with regard to setting a lap time, as the defining limits are the artificial grass and the gravel trap in that location."

He added: "In all cases during the race, drivers are reminded of the provisions of Article 27.3 of the Sporting Regulations."


Seems like the stewards were will to accept some running wide, but not continually. And of course, it is against the rules to gain a position when effectively 'off track'.
 
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