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    Giovinazzi had even less room to pass on the same turn versus Leclerc on lap 1 and he still made the corner with no crash. Look where he is. Max Verstappen did nothing wrong. Nothing at all. Hamilton chose to close in on him and wreck rather than concede the position.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Giovinazzi had even less room to pass on the same turn versus Leclerc on lap 1 and he still made the corner with no crash. Look where he is. Max Verstappen did nothing wrong. Nothing at all. Hamilton chose to close in on him and wreck rather than concede the position.

    Keep digging and doubling down on your wildly biased conclusions. ��

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    This barn burner of a show was another sprint race weekend.

    At Silverstone, Hamilton learned during the sprint race that he couldn’t overtake Verstappen and was thus determined in the main race to overtake Verstappen on the opening lap as that was his only realistic chance. Hence the do-or-die attempt because both going out was better than Verstappen waltzing off in the distance and increasing the points gap.
    At Monza, everyone learned during the sprint race that overtaking was practically impossible unless there was a big delta (like Bottas vs. backmarkers). So when Verstappen came up on Hamilton after the pitstop during the main race, both drivers knew this would decide the race for them. Hence Verstappen was dead set on passing Hamilton while he had an opportunity which would never come again and Hamilton was determined to stay ahead because then he’d be assured of outscoring Verstappen.


    Before an actual race, every team is still unaware of their ultimate potential during the race. A bad qualifying could still lead to good points with decent race pace etc. But the sprint race reveals the cards IMO and thus practically forces drivers to go for an opportunity because they already know how the race will play out otherwise….

    If the idea of the sprint races was to mix things up a bit , it delivered.

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    Do you think skidmark has a single original thought of his own?

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    Dame Lewis

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    Hamilton should stick to what he does best. Driving fast cars, faster than anyone else.

    Any other subjects are a distraction to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Verstappen came up on Hamilton after the pitstop during the main race,
    No he didn’t. Hamilton got in front of him when he left the pits.
    Verstappen caused a crash. The stewards, who are better placed, and better informed than you, determined Verstappen was at fault. Horner agreed with them and did not appeal the decision. Therefore you are wrong, but you keeping digging your hole even deeper.
    Accept it and move on. The driver and his team have done that. Why can’t you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    No he didn’t. Hamilton got in front of him when he left the pits.
    Verstappen caused a crash. The stewards, who are better placed, and better informed than you, determined Verstappen was at fault. Horner agreed with them and did not appeal the decision. Therefore you are wrong, but you keeping digging your hole even deeper.
    Accept it and move on. The driver and his team have done that. Why can’t you?

    No that's proven to be utter hogwash. We have the telemetry now. Clearly, Hamilton is trying to run Verstappen off the track with his cold tires, before the first corner. The racing line is where Norris is.


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    If all Hamilton did was take the racing line, he would have beat Verstappen to the apex and would have came out ahead. But he couldn't because he was on cold tires. So he just ran Verstappen off the track instead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    No he didn’t. Hamilton got in front of him when he left the pits.
    Verstappen caused a crash. The stewards, who are better placed, and better informed than you, determined Verstappen was at fault. Horner agreed with them and did not appeal the decision. Therefore you are wrong, but you keeping digging your hole even deeper.
    Accept it and move on. The driver and his team have done that. Why can’t you?
    Because he's a fucking retard who keeps googling "why verstappen shouldn't get a penalty" and then posting shit that he doesn't understand in the vain hope that someone - anyone - will stupidly think he thought of it himself?


    At a guess.

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    It is time to move on. Looks like Verstappen may well take on a new power unit in Russia. Seems like a good idea, as chances are good that Lewis will have to do the same.

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    Looks like Backspin has got the evidence there.

    Affirmative action





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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    It is time to move on. Looks like Verstappen may well take on a new power unit in Russia. Seems like a good idea, as chances are good that Lewis will have to do the same.
    Given the pace of the front two teams, as Bottas showed, even starting from the back doesn't stop you getting on the podium anyway.

    I don't think it's as big a handicap as people think it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I don't think it's as big a handicap as people think it is.
    Especially not at Sochi, as it is an overtaking track. Plenty of places to pass.

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    I mean it will be good but this is almost a shame

    Daniel Ricciardo confirmed that Netflix was with McLaren for Monza!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    No that's proven to be utter hogwash. We have the telemetry now. Clearly, Hamilton is trying to run Verstappen off the track with his cold tires, before the first corner. The racing line is where Norris is.

    Cartoons now. What next? Get a 4 year old Dutch boy to draw it for you? FFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Cartoons now. What next? Get a 4 year old Dutch boy to draw it for you? FFS
    You have to admit watching his struggle to try and play with the grown ups has got a certain comedy value.

    He reminds me of Indecisive Dave...


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