2018 Formula 1


#241

Anyone who’s waiting for the highlights later and have a need for motorsport now, stick Quest (freeview) on, historic Monaco :slight_smile:


#242

Grosjean, again. Christ on a bike.

Had to follow the race on the app after I lost 4G a few laps in. I’m assuming I didn’t miss much?


#243

He’s an utter twat and needs his license cancelled imo…

Nope you didn’t miss much after that… :grinning:


#244

There was some overtaking, but the race was really all about trying to keep the tyres working. The Supersofts being particularly difficult. The minor Pirelli changes to the tyres (reduction in tread depth) in theory and in practice seemed to help Mercedes. Back to normal tyre tread depth until Silverstone.

On average Mercedes have the fastest car, with Barcelona a strong circuit for them, so it looks like they have the advantage at this point in the season.


#245

3 place grid penalty (Monaco) & 2 more licence penalty points, making a total of 5. 12 points = race ban.
Slap on the wrist, so business as usual.
With all the debris & wheels flying about, the halo likely did it s job, but hard to tell what with all the tyre smoke. Jeez!


#246

Sorry, one has to click on the link to get to the video


#247

The weather was crappy that day but worth it to be at Donnington & witness “the best opening lap in F1 history”
The Professor was a great wet weather driver, but Senna got him.


#248

I’m gonna be the heretic. This is better, no?


#249

Alonso did drive a brilliant lap but he was out of position, which made it easier for him to do in a faster car and with his driving skills.

Senna was exactly where he should have been and won the race by lapping pretty much everyone and at one point he lapped Prost, the to be World Champion that season, twice.

So I would still put Senna’s first lap at Donnington as the best opening lap I have ever seen.


#250

Alonso did a lot of amazing opening laps before using the run off areas became an offence which corner workers reported to the stewards. He was clever enough to have noticed the congestion could be driven round at some corners rather than joined. He also used to straight line chicanes quite a bit when trying to catch somebody which, again, stopped when the FIA checked if a driver gained by going off circuit. I was frequently exasperated by the amount of time he made up with none of the officials noticing. Smart man.


#251

#252

This did make me chuckle…

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#253

Expect an announcement soon then :roll_eyes: