2017 Formula 1 - The next generation


#481

F1 racing may not be as interesting as it once was, but the championship can be.

As this is a next gen thread, though, where did Bottas come from? I’ on’t think I’d heard of him before this season, yet he’s following Hamilton home for a 2nd place, is 3rd in the championship, and is a real challenger. Superb effort.


#482

Bottas has a great pedigree. He was highly thought of at Williams and is a very quick driver. He is still developing his craft. But his mental strength and speed make him a front runner.


#483

Easy win for Hammy.
Perez needs a good kick up the arse.


#484

Quite an entertaining race that one!


#485

I found it quite dull. The first lap was exciting and until Verstappen’s car stopped at least there was a race for the lead but the rest of it was a bit processional. Vettel did well to limit his losses but he was helped by Perez’s refusal to let his teamate through to challenge Ricciardo. Other than that I can’t remember much of note about the whole race. Congratulations to Lewis Hamiltom for a pretty faultless win.


#486

Oh, I must have been having a Cadburys Fruit & Nut rush then :grin:


#487

I thought there was quite a lot of overtaking and mini races right through the field…
One of the better GPs this season.


#488

I agree with Kevin. A decent event. Not much to see out front but the TV director focused on the interesting stuff.


#489

I don’t have Sky, so watch the non C4 races on the F1 app.
The app has improved over the years and now gives almost all the timing information I was used to on the pit wall. I would look at sector times and the pace of various cars, particularly around pit stops, more than the video feed when I had both in front of me on the prat perch so I mainly miss the video for replays when something unusual happened.
There was lots of interest at Montreal and I was particularly pissed off that Perez didn’t let Ocon by the instant he was asked - particularly since they assured him they would swap back if Ocon didn’t get by Ricciardo.


#490

This has become very common of late. The drivers seem to forget they are employees and are earning the bucks for the benefit of the team.


#491

#492

Some valid points in there but I cannot see a UK office being opened up as it is expensive to do so and Ferrari has shown that it doesn’t really work.


#493

Oh eck…?


#494

2 1/2 weeks after I join the team, the Internet reports that the CEO has left the team!


#495

Fingers crossed that this doesn’t affect your position, Ian.


#496

Thanks. Going to have to wait and see what happens next. I am sure that the owners have a plan as it is a very big step to take with no longer term plan.


#497

Fingers crossed for you.


#498

Credit where it’s due, that was a bonkers lap from Lewis yesterday

Not sure what kind of race we’re gona get, Vertsappen vs Ferrari seems to be where the action will be.


#499

A totally mad disorganised cockwomble of a race.

Rubbish marshals,wrong tyre compounds, safety car creating dangerous driving conditions.

Race stopped, drivers out of cars

No one has a clue what is going on


#500

Sounds interesting, for once.