With the rear wing saga in full swing, I'd have thought Baku was a good place for Max and Red Bull to take more points out of Hamilton and Mercedes.politburo wrote: ↑Sun May 23, 2021 3:48 pmA real rotten race for Mercedes, but in Baku in 2 weeks they'll be odds on to take podiums - perhaps it is nice that circuits like Monaco are on the calendar as they shake things up nicely in a year where really it is still arguable which is the best car on the grid overall.
Karma for what?
I started a thread about the merits of making F1 into 1000hp Formula Fords in the technical section.
For Charles? That's a bit mean. The mods have been deleting posts for trolling so you are not gonna get away with this one! Hahaha.
Totally. I mean although it wasn’t an interesting race in general and didn’t work out for Leclerc, it was superb to see the red cars up there. And there definitely should be different challenges for the teams and drivers across the season. I wouldn’t want more than one Monaco a season though just in terms of having some on track action. There must have been less than five pure, on track overtakes?politburo wrote: ↑Sun May 23, 2021 3:48 pmA real rotten race for Mercedes, but in Baku in 2 weeks they'll be odds on to take podiums - perhaps it is nice that circuits like Monaco are on the calendar as they shake things up nicely in a year where really it is still arguable which is the best car on the grid overall.
Doesn't really matter, because as they say what goes around comes around!
Well, to me all the overtakes on 1 mile straights are boring as well. Even if no particular overtaking took place today, atleast Monaco enabled more interesting development in overall standings and actually punishing Lewis for his bad performance yesterday, and putting Max back into the fight.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Sun May 23, 2021 3:51 pmWell that was as dull a F1 race as we have seen for some time. Even Brundle called it as such and he's usually effusive about Monaco being special.
Well done to Max taking the maximum advantage presented to him. Well done to Sainz giving the tifosi something to cheer about after the disappointment of Charles not starting. Brilliant by Norris to get a podium in the McLaren. Perez did his team proud after starting 9th on the grid. Aston Martin did a great job leap frogging Seb ahead of Gasly and Hamilton. Gasly did a solid job today. Hamilton had one of his rare off days, sweetened only a tiny bit by getting the fastest lap and a new lap record.
Bottas is getting so much misfortune, it is not even funny anymore. Even when he manages to keep himself competitive, something breaks or his team screws him over...max_speed wrote: ↑Sun May 23, 2021 4:09 pmthis is what we needed. Now pressure will be ham and merc. bottas can spoil the party. mercedes had too much luck but looks like racing gods do need some fun in lockdown era. if perez picks it up a bit and bottas irritates lewis a bit then In many years for first time Toto and lewis will feel what real pressure feels like.