Grand Prix thread VTB Russian Grand Prix 2021

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by TopClass, Sep 23, 2021.

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Who will finish first?

Poll closed Sep 25, 2021.
  1. Lewis Hamilton

    61.5%
  2. Max Verstappen

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  3. Valtteri Bottas

    30.8%
  4. Sergio Perez

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  5. Lando Norris

    7.7%
  6. Daniel Ricciardo

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  7. Charles Leclerc

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  8. Carlos Sainz

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  9. Esteban Ocon

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  10. Any Other

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  1. Number 1 Jasper

    Number 1 Jasper Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone honestly blame Bottas ?

    A circuit he is very good at , and he has a “ strategic “ parts change………

    I bloody don’t .
     
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  2. eddie_squidd

    eddie_squidd Well-Known Member

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    Is this a joke?
     
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  3. SgtBhaji

    SgtBhaji Well-Known Member

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    Was it really a strategic change? They know he can't play the blocker role. Would be daft to even think that would work.
     
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  4. eddie_squidd

    eddie_squidd Well-Known Member

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    Meanwhile… George is still third. In a ****ing Williams!
     
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  5. BrightLampShade

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    Good move Lance, cause something to happen... please
     
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  6. eddie_squidd

    eddie_squidd Well-Known Member

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    Landooooooooo!!!!!
     
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  7. Big Ern

    Big Ern Lord, Master, Guru & Emperor

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    I like that decision form ~AM.
     
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  8. SgtBhaji

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    Go on Lando!
     
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  9. Big Ern

    Big Ern Lord, Master, Guru & Emperor

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    Perez lost DRS.
     
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  10. Number 1 Jasper

    Number 1 Jasper Well-Known Member

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    The bbc said it was strategic . Not as in stopping max but for future races .

    I still say Valtteri will be fuming .




    Mercedes chose to change his engine for tactical reasons. It drops him from seventh to 17th but it gives him a fresh engine in his pool and, Mercedes hope, will have minimal impact compared to Red Bull on overall points. There are inevitable suspicions that Mercedes have done it to put Bottas closer to Verstappen and enable him to interfere with his race.

    Mercedes deny this, and it would seem an odd choice to make if it was about that. Bottas’ racing skills are not exactly renowned for being comparable with those of Verstappen, and on that front it might have been better to have him further ahead and have Verstappen meet him later in the race. It seems this is more about ensuring a good pool of strong engines for the rest of the season
     
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  11. ched999uk

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    Have Merc messed up Lewis's strat again?
     
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  12. Big Ern

    Big Ern Lord, Master, Guru & Emperor

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    1 stop, or waiting for rain.
     
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  13. TopClass

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    Le Clerc is mighty quick you know- Verstappen can’t shake him off.

    If ever it rains with that massive rear wing downforce Le Clerc would be mighty I’d say
     
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  14. Number 1 Jasper

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    Funnily enough Mrs Jasper said ‘ will have Mercedes have the same strategy team next year ‘“ .
     
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  15. Quite Possibly Raving

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    Goodness, Merc deserve nothing this year.
     
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  16. Number 1 Jasper

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    And as I have said I don’t think they will get anything .
     
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  17. SgtBhaji

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    Hamilton really needs to pull his finger out
     
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  18. eddie_squidd

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    Rain would spice this up.
     
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  19. Quite Possibly Raving

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    I reserve the right to change my mind if it rains and they get on the tyres at the right time :emoticon-0102-bigsm
     
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  20. ched999uk

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    I do wonder if Merc are banking on rain?
     
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  21. SgtBhaji

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    IF it does rain. Max could be in trouble with his setup. They'll be praying it stays away.
     
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