Formula 1 Junkies...

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link Cricket_101 Joined: Feb 14, 2011
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3/25/22, 1:40:28 PM 
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was ninth fastest, complaining of aerodynamic "bouncing", the single biggest problem faced by the world champions so far in this new era of F1.
The F1 needs Jockeys and not drivers big grin

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 15, 2003
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3/25/22, 1:46:09 PM 
I am amazed that Mercedes is so far behind on that car. Its like they started to work on it in January.
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link Cricket_101 Joined: Feb 14, 2011
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3/25/22, 2:33:05 PM 
In reply to carl0002

Its like they started to work on it in January.

The whole world is surprised of their lagging...

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 23, 2004
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3/25/22, 3:44:11 PM 
In reply to carl0002

It may take all of Hamilton's skill as a driver to keep pace with Ferrari and Red Bull this season.

That Ferrari car looks quick.

link Cricket_101 Joined: Feb 14, 2011
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3/25/22, 5:56:54 PM 
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That Ferrari car looks quick.

It looks like Ferrari and Red Bull duel this season..

link birdseye Joined: Mar 23, 2004
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3/25/22, 7:05:22 PM 
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Hamilton and Mercedes Play possum
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link ray Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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3/25/22, 10:57:08 PM 
that was an exciting race

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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4/17/22, 4:32:39 PM 
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Ferrari off to a good start to the season.

A 1-2 in Qatar, and second to Verstappen in Jeddah.

link Cricket_101 Joined: Feb 14, 2011
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4/18/22, 3:57:25 PM 
In reply to mikesiva

Ferrari off to a good start to the season.

A 1-2 in Qatar, and second to Verstappen in Jeddah.


That makes things exciting and Not predicable..

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 15, 2003
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4/18/22, 9:07:35 PM 
In reply to SnoopDog
A mean Ferrari didnt even bother to put any money in their 2021 car, so it is supposed to be solid. All that Italian mob money cant go to waste big grin. But its not unusual for Ferrari to be quick over the first few races and then disappear down the stretch. Let see how it unfolds with this new car.
Mercedes might need to contact Range rover for its air ride suspension if it continues like this... big grin big grin big grin

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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4/25/22, 2:32:16 PM 
In reply to carl0002

Australia

Leclerc
Perez
Russell
Hamilton

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 15, 2003
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4/25/22, 6:04:41 PM 
Hamilton got lapped by the redbull this weekend. He barely managed to overtake 1 car this and the car he overtook retired the next lap
big grin big grin big grin
Something is definitely not right at Mercedes. 4 races in and not one improvement in the car since day one. That is unacceptable. The team look like its the first year in formula 1

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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5/10/22, 2:57:55 PM 
In reply to carl0002

Yeah, Mercedes really struggled in Italy.

Verstappen first
Perez second
Norris third

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 15, 2003
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5/10/22, 3:04:26 PM 
In reply to mikesiva
They go need to switch to the Car they tested on day 1 in Feb or March else this going to get really embarrassing not only for the drivers but for the engineers and mechanics.

link POINT Joined: Jan 1, 2003
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5/11/22, 12:59:33 AM 
Mercedes has stated that the performance of the car and its
simulations are not in sync. and that is a problem, this
information is what I read in one of the English Newspapers
I do not remember which one.

In the race also, there was also misunderstanding regarding
Hamilton coming into the Pits to change his tires. The Pit
Crew thought that Hamilton would have come into the Pits when there was the Accident, and Hamilton believed that his
Pit Crew would have told him to come in to change his tires

Russell was called in, as a result he finished the race in 5th Position while Hamilton did not come in to change his
Tires , that meant that his worn Tires had much less grip
than Russell towards the end of the race .

Had Hamilton come into the Pits to change his Tires, he
more than likely would have been at least in a higher position ,than at least his Teammate Russell.

link djdrastic Joined: Dec 9, 2013
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5/11/22, 4:42:57 AM 
Budget caps and limited aero testing hurting Mercedes real bad this year.
Lots of races remaining so not impossible for Mercedes to come back hard.

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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5/24/22, 5:23:30 AM 
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Miami

Verstappen
Leclerc
Sainz

Hamilton sixth

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 15, 2003
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5/24/22, 10:47:18 PM 
In reply to mikesiva
He was down to 17th at 1 point after coming in contact with Magnusson and suffered a puncture. Seemed like the car worked better this week end. Now that they have gotten over the purposing, its time to turn up that engine.

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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5/26/22, 7:15:27 AM 
In reply to carl0002

Good comeback for Hamilton in Spain.

Verstappen
Perez
Russell
Sainz
Hamilton

Leclerc DNF

link Cricket_101 Joined: Feb 14, 2011
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5/29/22, 11:28:58 AM 
Monaco on the way after 1hr +rain delayed. Ferrari, Red Bull lacked up the front… Mercedes still hasn’t iron their wrinkles…

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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6/14/22, 6:36:19 AM 
In reply to Cricket_101

Monaco

Perez
Sainz
Verstappen
Leclerc

Hamilton eighth.

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 15, 2003
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6/14/22, 3:20:25 PM 
Well Ferrari had a double DNF yesterday. In an earlier comment I said it is not unusual for Ferrari to start off strong and then falter mid season. Seems we are at the point now where its downhill from here onwards. We will see.

As for Mercedes. they ran 3rd and 4th but that could be as a result of both Ferrari's DNF. I can't fathom Mercedes can't even get a half decent car halfway into the season. This is bad, nobody saw this coming. But I wonder if they have something up their sleeve. Cant believe they are so inept for this long.

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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6/24/22, 9:16:32 AM 
In reply to carl0002

Azerbaijan

1) Verstappen
2) Perez
3) Russell
4) Hamilton

Standings

Verstappen - 150
Perez - 129
Leclerc - 116
Sainz - 83
Hamilton - 62

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 23, 2004
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6/24/22, 2:07:57 PM 
In reply to carl0002

Well Ferrari had a double DNF yesterday.


LeClerc is a good driver but he's inexperience. I was hoping Sainz would have pushed Verstappen in the final laps at the Canadian GP but he just didn't have the pace and/or opportunities.

It was also nice to see Lewis on the podium again. He's giving everything he has to get as much out of that car this year.

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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7/8/22, 3:43:32 PM 
In reply to SnoopDog

Montreal

Verstappen
Sainz
Hamilton

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