Grand Prix thread 2017 Spanish Grand Prix Chat and Predictions

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by EternalMSC, May 6, 2017.

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We are Back in Europe and It's Anybody's Guess

Poll closed May 14, 2017.
  1. Vettel

    23.5%
  2. Hamilton

    52.9%
  3. Bottas

    5.9%
  4. Raikkonen

    17.6%
  5. Verstappen

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    0.0%
  6. Ricciardo

    0 vote(s)
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  7. Perez

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  8. Massa

    0 vote(s)
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  9. Sainz

    0 vote(s)
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  10. OTHER

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  1. EternalMSC

    EternalMSC Well-Known Member

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    Number 2 driver? Not this Finn... Bottas dominated both his teammate and opponents through to the chequered flag, leading to new hopes that this could be a three-way title battle.

    For what was otherwise a dull race, the battle between Sebastian and Valtteri reached it's climax right at the end. Kimi followed up in 3rd position and Hamilton trailed with a disappointing 4th.

    Force India continue to push on with brilliant points finishes, and the regulars Hulkenberg, Massa and Sainz enjoy a good day out in Sochi. The same cannot be said for Alonso, Grosjean and Palmer whose races were cut short prematurely.

    We move to the site of this years pre-season testing in the warmer climes of Catalunya, where the veteran Finn Kimi topped the time sheets, is it Ferrari's turn to win this time out?
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  2. El_Bando

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    Hamilton bounce back?
     
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  3. SgtBhaji

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    Going Vettel again.
     
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  4. Big Ern

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    I, on the other hand, shall await the results of qualifying.
     
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  5. SgtBhaji

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    Bloody cheat! :p

    Everything on red for me!
     
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  6. Smithers

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    Ferrari did a lot of work on the medium in testing here.
     
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  7. EternalMSC

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    Some decent times as a result as well, they will probably walk this.
     
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  8. Big Ern

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    well I didn't do it for the first race, I chose Danny. I think vettel will win, but I am allowing for unforeseen qualy drama, like a blown engine.
     
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  9. SgtBhaji

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    I'm throwing caution to the wind. :)
     
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  10. Big Ern

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    Then you shoulda voted for Alonso.
     
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  11. SgtBhaji

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    *laughs* I'm not throwing that much caution. :p
     
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  12. Smithers

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    The bigger names/numbers kick in from here. This is what Merc are doing

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  14. EternalMSC

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    Would have looked better if the whole shark fin was coloured the flag of their nationality.
     
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  15. SgtBhaji

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    Good idea that. It would make the bloody thing more useful.
     
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  16. EternalMSC

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    The choice of colour for Bottas numbering makes it even more obscure. I stick to looking at their lids anyway. Always have.
     
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    Or when they used to put different color mirrors and cameras on the cars. Just go back to that.
     
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  18. BrightLampShade

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    Barcelona adding assistance to their track to help the drivers work out what is track and what is not track.

     
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  19. Smithers

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    The Merc looking heavily revised - looks worryingly good!



     
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  20. Mr.B

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    And I believe this is what McHonda are doing...

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