2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by TAG » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:53 pm

Ferrari has to win this race; Vettel has to win this race. For a number of reasons. To maintain the see saw back and forth, because it's Ferrari's turn. Because if they don't it would be the first time this year that a team wins a GP back to back. Because it's a circuit that would benefit Ferrari even more than Canada. Because it's a circuit that Hamilton doesn't have a history of being super human like he has in Canada.

I'm being dramastical :P they don't *REALLY* have to win... but yeah they do.
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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by GPR-A » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:05 am

Manoah2u wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:28 am
PlatinumZealot wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:12 pm
I just wanna say: WELL DONE BAKU!!
in gods name for what?
For being better than Monaco? Despite being a street circuit.

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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by ringo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:48 am

TAG wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:53 pm
Ferrari has to win this race; Vettel has to win this race. For a number of reasons. To maintain the see saw back and forth, because it's Ferrari's turn. Because if they don't it would be the first time this year that a team wins a GP back to back. Because it's a circuit that would benefit Ferrari even more than Canada. Because it's a circuit that Hamilton doesn't have a history of being super human like he has in Canada.

I'm being dramastical :P they don't *REALLY* have to win... but yeah they do.
I think hamilton is equally good here. He was blindingly quick in practice and qualifying last year, but suffered from mistakes due to engine mapping issues. I think without any issues he may be more devastating here than at Canada, so expect a really hard fought battle up front with possibly Vettel chasing again.
I am more interested in what stroll will do this time around, and also the checo ocon saga.
Also Haas.. how will they go with the mighty ferrari engine under the hood?
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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by GPR-A » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:23 am

TAG wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:53 pm
Because if they don't it would be the first time this year that a team wins a GP back to back.
Merc won back to back. At Sochi and Spain.

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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by Vasconia » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:10 am

Stormy wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:06 pm
Will the long straights in Baku suit Merc more than Ferrari? If so, then i guess Ferrari should go for second or third with Seb in Baku and then go for the win in Austria and Hungary.

By the way, as you may have heard, Horner said that many RB employees were approached by a new mystery team. What could this mystery team may be? It looks like they have a nice budget considering they approached the employees of one of the richest team in F1.
I think Mercedes has an advantage here and yes, I hope Vettel can be second here and win in Austria where they could stronger and Hungary where Ferrari must be the strongest team.

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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by Juzh » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:08 am

ringo wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:48 am


I think hamilton is equally good here. He was blindingly quick in practice and qualifying last year, but suffered from mistakes due to engine mapping issues. I think without any issues he may be more devastating here than at Canada, so expect a really hard fought battle up front with possibly Vettel chasing again.
I am more interested in what stroll will do this time around, and also the checo ocon saga.
Also Haas.. how will they go with the mighty ferrari engine under the hood?
When he crashed you mean?
They'll be nowhere, as they they were nowhere in canada which is also a power track.

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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by garyjpaterson » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:24 pm

I'm keen to see how Lewis fairs, as he did seem to have the pace before Quali last year, but it all fell apart and frankly looked terrible from then on.

I know he had those issues in the race, which a few races later could have been solved without penalty, but he didn't look on it all anyway.

If he does win it, I think that means he's won at every venue in the calander? That'd be a cool stat.

Could get some wall clipping with the wider cars (not that Lewis needed it last year...), I expect a few close calls. Hoping FI can do well here too, really want Ocon to beat Perez (as much as I Perez)

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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by TAG » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:33 pm

GPR-A wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:23 am
TAG wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:53 pm
Because if they don't it would be the first time this year that a team wins a GP back to back.
Merc won back to back. At Sochi and Spain.
You are quite right. The mind is a funny thing isn't it?
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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by Hammerfist » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:23 am

Predicting a merc win with lewis.

Stroll to put it in the wall at least once this weekend going from hero to zero.

Mclaren finally getting some points.

Force india to beat redbull

Multiple safety cars.

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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by ringo » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:56 am

Stroll on the podium :mrgreen:
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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by ian_s » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:37 am

ringo wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:56 am
Stroll on the podium :mrgreen:
only if he gets lost on his way out of the paddock.

Alonso will only get points by virtue of not crashing, no way he can do it on pure pace.

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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by marmer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:03 pm

Speed difference at the end of the longest straight could be the largest on the calendar between all the cars I would turn Alonso's radio off if I was McLaren

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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by Silent Storm » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:38 pm

Kvyat is savage.
"one race I'm behind, the next race he's behind"
"In Baku he would have been getting a tow but now I'm not sure I really want to collaborate in qualifying anymore. From my side everything is clear as the sky, absolutely clear.
"If he has some questions to me, he's more than free to come and talk to me, if he's brave enough. If he's not brave enough, he'll come and talk to you guys and send hidden messages to the media all the time."
http://en.f1i.com/news/270665-kvyat-sainz-fallen.html
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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku, 23-25 June

Post by godlameroso » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:36 pm

Juzh wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:08 am
ringo wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:48 am


I think hamilton is equally good here. He was blindingly quick in practice and qualifying last year, but suffered from mistakes due to engine mapping issues. I think without any issues he may be more devastating here than at Canada, so expect a really hard fought battle up front with possibly Vettel chasing again.
I am more interested in what stroll will do this time around, and also the checo ocon saga.
Also Haas.. how will they go with the mighty ferrari engine under the hood?
When he crashed you mean?
They'll be nowhere, as they they were nowhere in canada which is also a power track.
Canada is a heavy braking and traction track, power definitely helps, but good stability under braking and good traction makes a huge difference.

Baku is weird, it makes you compromise everything, if you're fast in the slow stuff, you'll be slow in the fast stuff, if you're fast in the fast stuff you'll be slow in the slow stuff.
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