The Man in Japan Grand Prix Awards

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  1. cosicave

    cosicave Well-Known Member

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    Special Mention:
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    Race Rating: ?/10
     
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    Can I give it a -10? Had so much potential and fizzled out within 4 laps.
     
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    Best Driver: Lewis, would have given it to Max, but felt he knackered his teammates race and fell asleep on the safety car restart. Then again, Bottas probably ensured Lewis a win...either of them then?
    Worst Driver: thought Kimi was poor but probably Ericsson
    Best Rookie/New Driver: Ocon
    Best Team: Merc - different formula - has to be applauded.
    Surprise Team: FI
    Worst Team: McLaren
    Best Overtake: Lewis on Bottas :emoticon-0102-bigsm

    Most Surprising Result: RB keeping Merc honest
    Least Surprising Result: Lewis win
    Funniest moment: Perez trying to convince the team to let him “ATTACK” Ocon
    Excuse of the week: Just Ferrari in general

    Special Mention: Palmer, gave it ago but shows what’s wrong with a 4 year veteran winning a lower formula. Wish him the best
    Best post from the race thread:
    Race Rating: 5:10
     
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    Best Driver: Hamilton
    Worst Driver:
    Best Rookie/New Driver: OCON
    Best Team: Mercedes. The Qualifying engine mapping is a race killer when they start in front.
    Surprise Team:
    Worst Team: Ferrari 3rd time in a row
    Best Overtake: Kimi did some good ones.

    Most Surprising Result: Ferrari fail again
    Least Surprising Result:
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    Excuse of the week:

    Special Mention:
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    Race Rating: 3/10
     
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    Best Driver: Max, gave Lewis something to think about even though he has a much slower car
    Worst Driver: Ericsson, as usual
    Best Rookie/New Driver: Ocon somehow has the record for consecutive finishes
    Best Team: Merc, as usual
    Surprise Team: Haas double points finish
    Worst Team: sauber
    Best Overtake: Magnusson on Massa

    Most Surprising Result: Ocon's car didn't have any missing bodywork
    Least Surprising Result: Merc win
    Funniest moment:
    Excuse of the week:

    Special Mention:
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    Race Rating: 6/10 the main attraction was ruined at the start for the 3rd race in a row, and it was already ruined for me by then anyway.
     
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    Best Driver: I would say Raikkonen but he made a bad error to lose so many places at start. Gave us the best entertainment. Best driver? I dunno... hamilton for consistency and qualifying as an overall weekend review.
    Worst Driver: no opinion really
    Best Rookie/New Driver: nobody is really a rookie right now are they REALLY?
    Best Team: Mercedes yes. Red Bull were not really at races.
    Surprise Team: someone pointed out Haas getting double points. Must be no braking zones in Japan <whistle>
    Worst Team: Ferrari all day. Spark plug my was.
    Best Overtake: kimi probably

    Most Surprising Result: meh....
    Least Surprising Result: Mercedes car whining prove total lies as they smash lap record and drive away from all.
    Funniest moment:
    Excuse of the week:

    Special Mention: vettel for not killing someone when he was going backwards.
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    Race Rating: 6/10? All drama was killed so at this point in season this kills the race for me.
     
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  7. cosicave

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    Best Driver: Hamilton.
    Worst Driver: Ericsson.
    Best Rookie/New Driver: Probably Ocon
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    Best Team: Mercedes, despite Bottas' (relative to Hamilton) lacklustre performance.
    Surprise Team: Ferrari. Three consecutive disastrous weekends is a surprise to me, despite the fact that I've expected some problems in reliability with such an advance in performance this season.
    Worst Team: As above. Ferrari under-performed according to even their own expectation.
    Best Overtake: Agree with Big Ern here: Magnusson on Massa was neatly done.

    Most Surprising Result: As per 'surprise', above: Ferrari.
    Least Surprising Result: New lap record with these mega-quick cars.
    Funniest moment: As per Smithers, (above). Perez simply doesn't understand that part of F1 is a team game.
    Excuse of the week: Something about a spark plug…

    Special Mention: Gasly will probably make it into F1, full time.
    Race Rating: 6.58/10

    P.S.
    In terms of this being a driver's first season in F1, yes; how about Gasly, for instance?
     
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  8. Big Ern

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    I imagine the Haas garage was full of high-fiving, the perfect over-take from a team perspective. He caught Massa with his pants down and he couldn't pull them up until Grosjean had snuck past. I think a bit of end plate flew off which could've been the cause of Stroll's tyre failure shortly after.
    I really despise carbon fibre front wings, if I could introduce a rule into F1 it would be simplified front wings made of a material that doesn't shatter into hundreds of razor-sharp pieces with a bit of wheel to wheel, though it does bring out the yellows and, if it's good for the show, the SC.

    Stroll and Vandoorne are still technically rookies.
     
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  9. cosicave

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    Yes. A good appraisal, BE.

    I also despise carbon fibre front wings for the very same reason. Damaged front wings often interfere with racing disproportionately, thus spoiling both competition and spectacle. Altering regulations to prescribe a different material has the potential to be a legislative minefield, not least because other materials do not have the 'flexibility' (sic) to be formed into virtually any shape without loss of rigidity – never mind the inherent problems of joining disparate materials together (essentially with good old nuts and bolts at some point), which weakens both sides of any such connection with a corresponding increase in weight in order to compensate – which has further ramifications for the whole chassis!

    I always find your thinking creative and interesting. (And often very amusing!) :)
     
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