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

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Chene_Mostert
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ClarkBT11 wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:49 pm
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:
yes, yes he did! well done, Seb extended WC lead!
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What happened to last year's magical starts of the Ferrari?

For sure, A Ferrari on a 7 lap younger tires couldn't make anything happen on a Mercedes running with a massive flat spot.

A Mediocre and forgettable race for Lewis.

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Chene_Mostert wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:55 pm
ClarkBT11 wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:49 pm
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:
yes, yes he did! well done, Seb extended WC lead!
Not as much as he should of, Vettel missed the chance of capitalising on a poor weekend for Hamilton. Well done Bottas.

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ClarkBT11 wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:01 pm
Chene_Mostert wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:55 pm
ClarkBT11 wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:49 pm
8)

:lol: Bottas just beat your superior red car with his mediocre chassis / areo :lol:
yes, yes he did! well done, Seb extended WC lead!
Not as much as he should of, Vettel missed the chance of capitalising on a poor weekend for Hamilton. Well done Bottas.
no need to get greedy, Mercedes power plus team will have more poor weekends, and so will Ferrari.
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Geez Eddie, pick your moment mate.
Stoked for Bottas, well deserved win holding off Seb. Another shame for Alonso, another KO for Palmer, sad for Dan, Lewis was a ghost.

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Well done to Valteri, he drove a perfect race. Seb was never going to get past unless he forced Valteri into an error or took a desperate lung down the inside somewhere. Sotchi is not a track that encourages lots of passes.

Kimi drove well and during the commentary Sky Sports said Mercedes had found a problem with Lewis's floor and tried to correct it overnight.
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Chene_Mostert wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:55 pm
ClarkBT11 wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:49 pm
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:
yes, yes he did! well done, Seb extended WC lead!
And the both Ferraris on 3rd Turbo.

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GPR-A wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:05 pm
Chene_Mostert wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:55 pm
ClarkBT11 wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:49 pm
8)

:lol: Bottas just beat your superior red car with his mediocre chassis / areo :lol:
yes, yes he did! well done, Seb extended WC lead!
And the both Ferraris on 3rd Turbo.
That is correct yes, luckily only kimmy had one fail.
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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:42 pm
Bottas earned that win. Congrats.

Hamiltons car was 0.5 seconds off in S3 the whole weekend they nees to chack that out.
They have some things to look at. That car was definitely not OK (engine cutting out and overheating)

On the other hand it is quite sobering to see that a Merc running in conservation mode still pulls a gap of 25 seconds to the nearest RB and 50 seconds to Williams. It will take a while until we see some sort of parity beween the teams.

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nevill3 wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:04 pm
Well done to Valteri, he drove a perfect race. Seb was never going to get past unless he forced Valteri into an error or took a desperate lung down the inside somewhere. Sotchi is not a track that encourages lots of passes.
I like Vettel's race engineer's confidence (or rather a bit of arrogance) while asking Vettel to pressurize Bottas and saying, "HE WILL MAKE A MISTAKE". Will?

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Edax wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:08 pm
PlatinumZealot wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:42 pm
Bottas earned that win. Congrats.

Hamiltons car was 0.5 seconds off in S3 the whole weekend they nees to chack that out.
They have some things to look at. That car was definitely not OK (engine cutting out and overheating)

On the other hand it is quite sobering to see that a Merc running in conservation mode still pulls a gap of 25 seconds to the nearest RB and 50 seconds to Williams. It will take a while until we see some sort of parity beween the teams.
OH come on????? Again it is car's fault that Hamilton just sucked this weekend? :roll:

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Well deserved win by bottas, try to pass him here is very difficult. Glass half empty? Ferrari couldn't capitalize first row. Glass half full? Vettel scored more points than Hamilton.

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I thought that comment was from Arrivabene about Valteri WILL make a mistake
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GPR-A wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:09 pm
nevill3 wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:04 pm
Well done to Valteri, he drove a perfect race. Seb was never going to get past unless he forced Valteri into an error or took a desperate lung down the inside somewhere. Sotchi is not a track that encourages lots of passes.
I like Vettel's race engineer's confidence (or rather a bit of arrogance) while asking Vettel to pressurize Bottas and saying, "HE WILL MAKE A MISTAKE". Will?
Same confidance as when Hams engineer said he can catch Vettel. You have to light fire under drivers ass.

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GPR-A wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:09 pm
nevill3 wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:04 pm
Well done to Valteri, he drove a perfect race. Seb was never going to get past unless he forced Valteri into an error or took a desperate lung down the inside somewhere. Sotchi is not a track that encourages lots of passes.
I like Vettel's race engineer's confidence (or rather a bit of arrogance) while asking Vettel to pressurize Bottas and saying, "HE WILL MAKE A MISTAKE". Will?
Yes, He should have said " based on previous laps the there is a high statistical probability that Bottas might make another mistake under increased pressure, since his earlier mistake too place without much pressure"

But that radio message would be too long in a race situation.
"Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system." - Rupert Sheldrake