2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

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2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by MtthsMlw » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:23 am

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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by Sierra117 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:53 pm

How to see Bottas confident here from last year's performance.

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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by ThumbsUp » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:33 pm

Renault super aggressive on the hypers!

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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by Phil » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:43 pm

I think Ferrari will be difficult to beat unless the best they qualify is the 2nd row. Massive tow from the start...
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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by NathanOlder » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:49 pm

Yeah front row here is not all its cracked up to be. I'd say P3 is equal to pole!😉
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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by zibby43 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:09 am

Yeah, strangely enough, a second row lockout in Sochi is pretty advantageous so long as you get a good start.

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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by SiLo » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:04 am

I keep backing Vettel for poles and wins recently and then Hamilton comes along and steals the show. I think this might once again be closer than we think.
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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by WaikeCU » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:00 am

I'd say contact in turn 1 with first and second row cars.

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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by Phil » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:09 am

I’ll say Ferrari/Vettel leading after one lap. Seriously, with that tow? Even if Merc gets pole, i dont think they could hold it. Still long to go though till Saturday/Sunday...
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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by Sieper » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:04 pm

The Ferrari usually is the quickest of the line, they seem to have gotten real good at that. Both RBRs are expected (all but confirmed) to start from the back of the grid with fresh Spec2 engines so they won't be in the mix. Might even skip Q3?

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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by godlameroso » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:05 pm

Rain on saturday.
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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by dans79 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:38 pm

godlameroso wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:05 pm
Rain on saturday.
If that's the case it won't be good for Ferrari!

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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by godlameroso » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:54 pm

Never mind, no rain now ? Nice weather really? Oh well Vettel needs to win a few.
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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by dans79 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:02 pm

godlameroso wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Never mind, no rain now ? Nice weather really? Oh well Vettel needs to win a few.
I wouldn't git it to him yet, if Mercedes has truly made strides with their low speed handling and grip, it could just as easily go Lewis's way. Not to mention if RBR does start from the back of the grid, the front 4 will quickly build a huge gap, and strategies will play a big part.

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Re: 2018 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, 28 - 30 September

Post by Roxi » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:13 pm

Personally looking for a Ferrari front row lockout to challenge the Mercedes Cars. I want to watch something interesting here in Russia!

Also curious to see what Red Bull can do here as well.