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Re: Formula One 2019

What a race. Ferrari had a terrible start (with Vettel jumping the start, then restarting which allowed Bottas to leap into the lead) No penalty!

Leclerc took Max out and then drove round with his front wing hanging off and bits flying off his car for a full lap. Yet to hear what penalty he has been given .

Bottas won, Vettel 2nd and Lewis 3rd.

Not sure why they pitted LH a 2nd time...he was leading and every chance of winning  but hey ho.

 

Mercedes have won the constructors championship for the 6th year in a row.

 

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It's the Mexican F1 this weekend.

Sky have worked out the permutations for Hamilton to win the WDC at this venue

 

For Hamilton to be champion at the Mexican GP, the following permutations apply:

  • If Hamilton takes victory (25pts) and fastest lap (1pt), he will be champion if Bottas finishes fourth (12pts) or lower
  • If Hamilton takes victory without the fastest lap, he will be champion if Bottas finishes fifth (10pts) or lower
  • If Hamilton finishes second (18pts) with the fastest lap (1pt), he will be champion if Bottas finishes eighth (4pts) or lower
  • If Hamilton finishes second without the fastest lap, he will be champion if Bottas finishes eighth, without the fastest lap, or lower.
  • If Hamilton finishes third (15pts) with the fastest lap (1pt), he will be champion if Bottas finishes ninth (2pts) or lower
  • If Hamilton finishes third without the fastest lap, he will be champion if Bottas finishes 10th or lower without the fastest lap

But...

  • If Hamilton finishes fourth or lower, the title race definitely goes on to the United States GP next week

All this shows is how much closer Bottas is to Hamilton this year. Last year Lewis won the title at Mexico by coming 4th. Verstappen won the race and Vettel was his nearest rival then.

 

Also this is a track which favours Red Bull or Ferrari....so I think winning it this weekend is nigh impossible. I won't be holding my breath anyway. tongue winking

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Re: Formula One 2019

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Due to a complaint by Racing Point, Renault have been disqualified from the results in Suzuka!!

Apparently it was an infringment of a drivers aid in the braking system

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.renault-disqualified-from-results-of-the-japanese-grand-p... 

 

They are considering an appeal.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/renault-japan-considering-disqualification-appeal/4585116/ 

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They better be considering an appeal considering they said it wasn’t against the rules.. just exploiting the rules..

Renault are such a good team.. gutted for DR & NH
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Some fool old me it could affect Mercedes winning the WCC. When I questioned how that was possible, I was told Leclerc had scored more points with Renault being DQ's and if Ferrari won the next 4 races and Merc drivers failed to finish then Ferrari would beat Merc by one point.

 

I replied there was more chance of seeing a bunch of pink pigs flying over the moon @OldFart  rofl

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The F word is forbidden in this house! (I’d be mightily upset if they came within a sniff of a big trophy, it’s bad enough that they’ve won a few already) grrr
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@OldFart wrote:
The F word is forbidden in this house! (I’d be mightily upset if they came within a sniff of a big trophy, it’s bad enough that they’ve won a few already) grrr

I doubt we've seen the last of it @OldFart . Mexico is a track which favours Ferrari and RBR. Lewis has won championships here but never won the race since 2016 (Rosberg won in 2015)

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I can’t stand MV but I’d rather he win than SV. CL is slowly growing on me but I’d rather he be anywhere other than at F.
I think LH has it in the bag but as we’ve seen before... the fat lady sometimes loses her voice!
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@OldFart wrote:
I can’t stand MV but I’d rather he win than SV. CL is slowly growing on me but I’d rather he be anywhere other than at F.
I think LH has it in the bag but as we’ve seen before... the fat lady sometimes loses her voice!

I think Max has matured a lot this year so I'm fine with him (he is my grandson's favourite driver and we watch a lot of F1 together haha)

I don't like Leclerc at all. He is talented but I think he exudes a sense of entitlement. A lot of whinging over the radio for a new kid on the block doesn't sit well with me. Particularly when it's his team mate he is moaning about.

 

I doubt Lewis will wrap up the title on Sunday. He has to beat Bottas by 14 points to do that..and as he said at today's press conference 'VB is driving damn well and there hasn't been a race this season where I have beaten him by 14 points'.

I hope he does it next week at COTA.... as the following race in Brazil, I am away for a long weekend (which involves a lot of socialising and drinking and no access to Sky ) rofl

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Re: Formula One 2019

FP1 results on a wet and slippy Mexico track. Lewis topped tthe leaderboard

PS Lewis is without Bono this weekend and next. He is having some type of medical procedure

 

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