Grand Prix thread 2021 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari - Italy

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Will Merc somehow manage to hold off Max????

Poll closed Apr 17, 2021.
  1. Lewis Hamilton

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. Valtteri Bottas

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. Max Verstappen

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  4. Sergio Perez

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. Lando Norris

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Daniel Ricciardo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Charles Leclerc

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Carlos Sainz

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Fernando Alonso

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Any others

    0 vote(s)
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  1. TopClass

    TopClass Well-Known Member

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    Holy moly


    THAT WAS GREAT


    A superb qualifying, closely compact field, drivers punished when they made a mistake, and precision rewarded.


    AWESOME.

    Perez, Norris, Hamilton with incredible laps
     
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  2. eddie_squidd

    eddie_squidd Well-Known Member

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    Now, two Red Bulls in the top three, and Lewis without backup from Valtteri.

    Tables turned on strategy perhaps.
     
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  3. Le Tissier's Laces

    Le Tissier's Laces Well-Known Member

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    Stroll > Vettel
     
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  4. BrightLampShade

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    Wonder if Bottas has damage from climbing the kerbs, well off it in both runs in Q3.
     
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  5. Number 1 Jasper

    Number 1 Jasper Well-Known Member

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    I hope he has a real reason , because other wise .....
     
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  6. BrightLampShade

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    It's going to be a grim race from back there on this track, realistically best he can hope for is P4
     
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  7. 2xwdcslayer

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    Today we saw two great champions of the past being beaten by their younger teammates. Respect to Ocon and Stroll.


    On a day where we see the young guns beating up their elders Norris/Ricciardo we still see one oldie standing, beating up not only his younger teammate but also getting the better of both Red Bull drivers who have youth speed and experience and showing they have the fastest car on the grid. Is the pilot of car 44 the greatest in two generation?
     
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  8. DHCanary

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    please log in to view this image
     
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  9. DHCanary

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    Perez on softs too will have an advantage off the line. Could be a fascinating race.
     
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  10. Big Ern

    Big Ern Lord, Master, Guru & Emperor

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    Tsunoda to score points tomorrow?
     
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  11. Number 1 Jasper

    Number 1 Jasper Well-Known Member

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    You all know I like / rate Valtteri . But if If today wasn't a technical / driver error damage fault , I would look to replace him if the WCC becomes a doubt .

    I still think TOTO is to loyal for that , but we will see.
     
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  12. eddie_squidd

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    I’m looking forward to seeing a charge from him tomorrow.
     
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  13. Viva_Giggsy

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    He's a number 2 there always has been, Mercedes don't want two quick drivers like 2016 again as Hamilton will throw he's dummy out again.
     
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  14. eddie_squidd

    eddie_squidd Well-Known Member

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    They won every WDC and WCC from 2014 with Hamilton and Rosberg. I don’t think they’d mind too much.
     
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  15. SgtBhaji

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    You might know a thing or two about spitting dummies, because your always in a bit of a huff yourself.

    Settle down, put the kettle on, and dunk a few biccies. It'll be reet as rain. You'll see! Chin up!
     
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  16. SgtBhaji

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    And forgot to vote, but stick me down for Hamilton which will inevitably curse him. :p
     
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  17. Viva_Giggsy

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    Shame Norris lap got deleted as he of been 2nd or 3rd wouldn't he, be nice to see mclaren back to 2013 and older form fighting for wins
     
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    Anyone know what happened with the most complete driver on the grid? Well down on Ocon today.
     
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    This has got the makings of a great season, loving the closing up of the pack.
     
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  20. Justjazz

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    I voted Verstappen but did think of voting Perez. I would love to see Perez get this but I suspect if there is a danger of that and Verstappen is in second then team orders will apply. I do want Lewis to get his 8th but not without a fight to the last.
     
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