2017 Russian Grand Prix - Sochi Autodrom, April 28-30

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Woohoo Bottas, superb through the whole race, so cool on his radio too such a nice guy.

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Well done Bottas
Always find the gap then use it.

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what a edge of seat finish for a boring track. Brilliant. Williams doing their Merc bit again.
Lewis missing Nico's data?
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Bottas earned that win. Congrats.

Hamiltons car was 0.5 seconds off in S3 the whole weekend they nees to chack that out.

Great race by Kimi.
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Chene_Mostert wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:33 pm
No more massive power advantage to mask chassis / aero mediocracy.
Yeah right.

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With such a performance differential I wonder if Mercedes need to ensure Hamilton is a solid number 2 driver to aid Bottas in his battle with Vettel for the title?

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GPR-A wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:42 pm
Chene_Mostert wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:33 pm
No more massive power advantage to mask chassis / aero mediocracy.
Yeah right.
Advantage still there, not massive, not masking the mediocracy any more, all they have is 8MPH straight line speed adv. Bottas brilliant here.
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When he firmly told his engineer to shut it, i knew he wouldn't let it go, world class drive from Valterri.

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The weekend of a World Champion?

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8)
Chene_Mostert wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:33 pm
No more massive power advantage to mask chassis / aero mediocracy.
:lol: Bottas just beat your superior red car with his mediocre chassis / areo :lol:

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Chene_Mostert wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:46 pm
GPR-A wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:42 pm
Chene_Mostert wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:33 pm
No more massive power advantage to mask chassis / aero mediocracy.
Yeah right.
Advantage still there, not massive, not masking the mediocracy any more, all they have is 8MPH straight line speed adv. Bottas brilliant here.
Wasn't the whole world accepted, at the end of 2015, Ferrari matched Mercedes in PU? At the beginning of this year, Gunther Steiner even proclaimed that Ferrari might be having better PU than Mercedes. Only now to see 8 MPH (13 KMPH) in race mode !!! That is a lot of speed difference on heavy fuel loads. It means, every time a Mercedes is in front, a Ferrari should forget overtaking.

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Congratulations Valtteri Bottas! What a weekend, what a drive, what a win! Well deserved.

Hamilton had a really weird race. He demonstrated he had pace, but once closing in, he had overheating problems. Not sure if Bottas suffered similarly but to a lesser degree when coming up on back markers. Vettel/Ferrari clearly demonstrated though that they have no issues driving close at this race... did Mercedes get the cooling slightly wrong this race or did they just have an issue on Hamiltons race? That gap in the end is shocking - did he just turn down the car and limp it home in 4th?
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composed himself very well after small error. Well Done! Payback for the team sabotage.
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Phil wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:52 pm
Congratulations Valtteri Bottas! What a weekend, what a drive, what a win! Well deserved.

Hamilton had a really weird race. He demonstrated he had the pace, but once closing in, he had overheating problems. Not sure if Bottas suffered similarly but to a lesser degree when coming up on back markers. Vettel/Ferrari clearly demonstrated though that they have no issues driving close at this race... did Mercedes get the cooling slightly wrong this race or did they just have an issue on Hamiltons race?
Hamilton showed he had the pace..... 🤣

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OMG Eddie Jordan. Super awkward question, haha. :D
Not for nothing, Rosberg's Championship is the only thing that lends credibility to Hamilton's recent success. Otherwise, he'd just be the guy who's had the best car. — bhall II
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