Grand Prix thread 2017 Austrian GP Chat and Predictions

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by EternalMSC, Jun 27, 2017.

?

Let the games begin...

Poll closed Jul 8, 2017.
  1. Vettel

    47.4%
  2. Hamilton

    31.6%
  3. Bottas

    15.8%
  4. Ricciardo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Raikkonen

    5.3%
  6. Verstappen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Perez

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Ocon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Sainz

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other: Please State

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. TopClass

    TopClass Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    7,549
    Likes Received:
    1,163
    What we reckon, Max masterclass in the rain?
     
    #61
  2. eddie_squidd

    eddie_squidd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Messages:
    916
    Likes Received:
    314
    As it happens, no.
     
    #62
    TopClass likes this.
  3. Viva_Giggsy

    Viva_Giggsy Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    94
    Haha Max. How many retirements is that now this season.
     
    #63
  4. TopClass

    TopClass Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    7,549
    Likes Received:
    1,163
    I know Raikkonen is **** but is it me or does he always have some sort of electronics issue to deal with on the radio each week?
     
    #64
  5. Viva_Giggsy

    Viva_Giggsy Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    94
    Pretty much every race.
     
    #65
  6. TopClass

    TopClass Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    7,549
    Likes Received:
    1,163
    Rain not looking near at the moment is it!

    Looks to me that the harder tyres are the ones to be on
     
    #66
  7. eddie_squidd

    eddie_squidd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Messages:
    916
    Likes Received:
    314
    "**** This! Says Magnussen, all over Radio Five Live. Tee hee.
     
    #67
  8. Viva_Giggsy

    Viva_Giggsy Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    94
    Kimi always gets the dodgy pit decisions from Ferrari.
     
    #68
  9. eddie_squidd

    eddie_squidd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Messages:
    916
    Likes Received:
    314
    Possibility of rain, we are told. That would make things interesting.
     
    #69
  10. TopClass

    TopClass Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    7,549
    Likes Received:
    1,163
    That should do Bottas confidence some good- double race winner and held on in a close battle.

    He's very nifty at these power tracks.

    Not so good as his team mate and the elite at the more balanced circuits.

    Crap race for the most part there. Decent end.
     
    #70

  11. Viva_Giggsy

    Viva_Giggsy Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    94
    Bottas in the title race now. That's what Vettel needs as the Mercedes is defiantly the faster car. Could be a bit like 2007 again.
     
    #71
  12. The Man with No Name

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Vettel surely must be overdue some bad luck.

    Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
     
    #72
  13. dhel

    dhel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,335
    Likes Received:
    79
    You get a drive through for ignoring the blue flag and a slap on the wrist for running in the back of the lead car and then ramming into him from the side in anger....wow. Penalties not consistent. Car troubles seem to be plaguing Hamilton again...two in two races.
     
    #73
    The Man with No Name likes this.
  14. Viva_Giggsy

    Viva_Giggsy Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    Messages:
    555
    Likes Received:
    94
    Are you thick? Vettel got a stop go penalty that was like a 30 second penalty, that was hardly a slap on the wrist.
     
    #74
  15. EternalMSC

    EternalMSC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    10,540
    Likes Received:
    701
    Wrong thread. Go back to Baku.
     
    #75
  16. EternalMSC

    EternalMSC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    10,540
    Likes Received:
    701
    Great to see Bottas silently put himself in title contention. Not even halfway. Things could get just a little more interesting at Mercedes.
     
    #76
    Number 1 Jasper likes this.
  17. Julius Caesar

    Julius Caesar Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    5,933
    Likes Received:
    296
    Bottas drove a great race. Convinced he was lucky at the start though, he went and coincidentally the lights went out immediately after, but before he'd left his box.

    Edit: Little video

     
    #77
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2017
  18. allsaintchris.

    allsaintchris. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,495
    Likes Received:
    659
    Not seen the race, but know the result.

    On the basis there is barely a full page of comments on it, I will assume it was crap!
     
    #78
  19. EternalMSC

    EternalMSC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    10,540
    Likes Received:
    701
    Haha. Pretty much. How it is sometimes I guess.
     
    #79
  20. happyal

    happyal Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    101
    Pretty poor race, but at least there is no stupid handbag style drama.

    I've been quietly impressed with Bottas this season. I expected him to be destroyed by Lewis but it's not really happened. I do think that Mercedes have treated him as a number 2 driver, but he hasn't really complained and got on with his job. I see that Lewis is now closer to Bottas than Vettel in the championship, I hope that Mercedes finally give him some support and let him have a go at Lewis, I very much doubt it but I hope.
     
    #80
    Number 1 Jasper likes this.

Share This Page