The Riveting Russian GP Awards

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  1. Smithers

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    Best Rookie/New Driver
    Best Team:
    Suprise Team:
    Worst Team:
    Best Overtake:

    Most Surprising Result:
    Least Surprising Result:
    Funniest moment:
    Excuse of the week:

    Special Mention:
    Best post from the race thread:
    Race Rating: ?/10
     
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  2. Smithers

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    Best Driver: Bottas
    Worst Driver: Stroll
    Best Rookie/New Driver: Ocon
    Best Team: Pound for Pound FI
    Suprise Team: Ferrari, double podium and the pace to win at a Merc favoured track
    Worst Team: McLaren but RB get a shout as well
    Best Overtake: Vettel on Massa on the last lap <cheers> or Gosjean on Palmer so he didn't embarrass himself for 90 minutes

    Most Surprising Result: Lewis deficit to the front two
    Least Surprising Result: McLaren embarrassing themselves
    Funniest moment: Alonso "I've tried 3 times so do whatever you want mate"
    Excuse of the week: Palmer must have a few

    Special Mention: Vettel who drove a great race and the unlucky Massa
    Best post from the race thread:
    Race Rating: 8.5/10 I know I'm in the minority but I really enjoyed it
     
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  3. SgtBhaji

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    8.5? Bloody hell.... And absolutely no irony in the title? :D
     
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  4. moreinjuredthanowen

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    Best Driver: bottas for his start. Quite simply it was pivotal
    Worst Driver: I rocket palmer would have been better staying home this entire week.
    Best Rookie/New Driver
    Best Team: hmmm... toss up here. I'd say Mercedes not ferrari marginally.
    Suprise Team: force India?
    Worst Team: Mclaren.. tools
    Best Overtake: hmmmm that's the problem isn't it.

    Most Surprising Result: after Saturday the pace of mercedes in the race
    Least Surprising Result: a Mclaren fails to start.

    Funniest moment: alonso parks it in pit Lane entry to make a pointrip. I just doubt he needed to leave it right there.. That's all. Sonething tells me he could have parked it elsewhere but got max embarrassment the out of it.

    Excuse of the week: I didn't bother hang round but in race it was kimi going oh... I thought they were other way round after neatly flipping when told bottas was ahead of him... eh hello earth to kimi

    Special Mention:
    Best post from the race thread:
    Race Rating: 6?/10
     
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  5. El_Bando

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    Best Driver: Other was Bottas Day
    Worst Driver: It was not Palmers day
    Best Rookie/New Driver Ocon
    Best Team: Force India
    Suprise Team: Mercedes, didn't expect them to win
    Worst Team: Mclaren
    Best Overtake: Bottas at start. Only Overtake in whole race.

    Most Surprising Result: Bottas Win.
    Least Surprising Result: mclaren blow up
    Funniest moment: Raikkonen thinking Bottas was behind and Hamilton leading the race....probably as surprised as us.
    Excuse of the week: what ever Hamilton says. How can he still be smiling and nicey nicey after this weekends performance. He is trying something but it's not working

    Special Mention: Ocon and perez. The silent assassins (pink panthers) getting the points in
    Best post fromthe race thread: I haven't been about to take note
    Race Rating: 5/10 not that great. Had drama but no bite.
     
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  6. Big Ern

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    Best Driver: Bottas
    Worst Driver: Grosjean, (or Massa for ruining that last 1/2 lap)
    Best Rookie/New Driver: Ocon
    Best Team: FI seem to be punching well above their weight.
    Surprise Team: ^^
    Worst Team:I'm not sure McLaren should count any more.
    Best Overtake: apart from the run down to 2 I don;t actually remember any at all

    Most Surprising Result: Bottas winning
    Least Surprising Result: A McLaren doesn't make the start
    Funniest moment: Kimi forgetting which Merc driver was winning
    Excuse of the week:

    Special Mention: Vettel and Massa, Kimi seemed a bit more on it this weekend too
    Best post from the race thread:
    Race Rating: 6/10, could've been the best finale' to a GP for a while, but in the end, it wasn't.
     
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  7. BrightLampShade

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    Best Driver: Bottas - Nailed it at the start, kept it together in the race
    Worst Driver: Stroll - really needs to sort this run out
    Best Rookie/New Driver: Ocon - Keeping the impressive Perez honest
    Best Team: Force India - performing above where they should be
    Surprise Team: Mercedes? - Didn't expect them to be able to challenge Ferrari
    Worst Team: McLaren - no explanation needed
    Best Overtake: hahahahahahahaha - lols

    Most Surprising Result: Bottas
    Least Surprising Result: McLaren
    Funniest moment: Kimi having no idea Bottas was winning
    Excuse of the week: Anything Sauber says that doesn't say "Honda are going to pay us, that's why we're changing"

    Special Mention: Perez, Vettel, Kimi, Ocon
    Best post from the race thread:
    Race Rating: 3/10 - Missed the last 15 minutes, decided to go outside instead.
     
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  8. Big Ern

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    I think Smithers' point is that it was a strategy race that went to the very last lap, he wasn't the only one watching the clocks and working out the gaps and gains, I was pretty sure Vettel could catch him by the end. If Massa had been more obliging, or if Kimi hadn't been quite so fast and Vettel had stayed out a lap or 2 longer, we could've seen action for the win on the last lap. I got quite excited until the end of lap 47, when it looked to me like Vettel went too deep and looked to have lost .3 in a corner. I thought he lost his chance there.
     
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  9. SgtBhaji

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    It's all bit like waiting for a slice of pie, never quite getting to have a taste becuase it's all gone before it got to you, but then declaring it a great pie. Balls to that!!! I want some pie DAMMIT!!! :p
     
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  10. EternalMSC

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    Best Driver: Bottas, he was a rocket yesterday and remained cool like the Hakkinen days, nothing else to say.
    Worst Driver: Grosjean and Palmer together.
    Best Rookie/New Driver: Ocon future race winner for sure.
    Best Team: Force India continue their strong start to the season.
    Suprise Team: Not surprised by any team in particular.
    Worst Team: McHRT, didn't even make the start with Alonso.
    Best Overtake: HAHAHA

    Most Surprising Result: Hulk 8th.
    Least Surprising Result: Mercedes on the podium.
    Funniest moment: Kimi asleep again.
    Excuse of the week: Engine temperatures.

    Special Mention: Perez, Massa, Hulkenberg.
    Best post from the race thread:
    Race Rating: 2/10
     
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    I'll have what you had yesterday. 8.5???
     
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  12. Julius Caesar

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    Best Driver: Bottas - Composed, much faster than Lewis deserved the win.
    Worst Driver: Hamilton - What happened?
    Best Rookie/New Driver: Ocon. His competetion for this award is Stroll and Vandoorne, so yeah.
    Best Team: Force India
    Surprise Team: Red Bull
    Worst Team: Honda, It's not fair to name McLaren. Who knows if they're doing a good job or not when the engine blows on lap 0.
    Best Overtake: Aren't those just a urban legend?
    Most Surprising Result: Bottas
    Least Surprising Result: McLaren
    Funniest moment: Kimis radio
    Excuse of the week: Anything Honda ever say.

    Special Mention: Nobody really. Mostly OK but nothing special perofrmances.
    Race Rating: 0/10 - 1 point for each overtake.
     
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  13. Smithers

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    You have no soul :emoticon-0102-bigsm
     
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  14. SgtBhaji

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    I'm with EMSC on this one. :)
     
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    Best Driver: Bottas. No question. A thoroughly convincing performance after doing what was absolutely vital at the start: nailing Vettel.
    Worst Driver: Face Palmer or Stroll.
    Best Rookie/New Driver: Ocon.
    Best Team: Force India.
    Surprise Team: Force India still punching above its weight.
    Worst Team: McLaren.
    Best Overtake: Bottas on Vettel for its significance.

    Most Surprising Result: Hamilton so far off the pace.
    Least Surprising Result: McLaren's woes continue.
    Funniest moment: Räikkönen was amusing on the radio, as was Alonso.
    Excuse of the week:
    Special Mention: Kvyat. Well, why not? – Quietly still on the grid after most had begun to look the other way…
    Best post from the race thread:
    Race Rating: 6.66/10, just to be a devil ;)
     
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  16. Smithers

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    Welcome back Cosi
     
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