2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

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2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by TAG » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:58 pm

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  • First Grand Prix 1996
  • Number of Laps 58
  • Circuit Length 5.303KM
  • Race Distance 307.574KM
  • Lap Record 1:24.125 by Michael Schumacher (2004)
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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by Zynerji » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:12 pm

Lets go, Haas and STR!!!

Possibly the tightest mid-rear field in my time watching. Q2 will probably be the most nail-biting part of the weekend.

With all of the scheduled updates for this race, we still have no idea where everyone will be relative to one another. Lets hope that ALL teams come up with aces, and we have an instant classic on our TV sets to start off the 2018 season!

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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by GPR-A » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:14 pm

Mid 1m19.xxx for pole!

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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by TAG » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:27 pm

I think it's about time we stop the pre season testing talk and start talking about the real deal. I'd love a year without controversies, a year without people having the need to defend the indefensible and a year where the talking is done on the track and not in the FiA court rooms. But we all know better right?

Statistically speaking someone's going to be celebrating their 5th WDC this year. Here's how the bookies are looking at this thing, place your bets.

Lewis Hamilton 10/11
Sebastian Vettel 7/2
Max Verstappen 9/2
Daniel Ricciardo 8/1
Valtteri Bottas 12/1
Fernando Alonso 18/1
Kimi Raikkonen 33/1
Carlos Sainz 100/1
Nico Hulkenberg 100/1
Stoffel Vandoorne 100/1
Esteban Ocon 150/1
Sergio Perez 200/1
Kevin Magnussen 500/1
Lance Stroll 500/1
Romain Grosjean 500/1
Sergey Sirotkin 750/1
Brendon Hartley 1000/1
Pierre Gasly 1000/1
Charles Leclerc 1500/1
Marcus Ericsson 1500/1
Countdown to 91: 10 more victories ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by Zynerji » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:43 pm

TAG wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:27 pm
I think it's about time we stop the pre season testing talk and start talking about the real deal. I'd love a year without controversies, a year without people having the need to defend the indefensible and a year where the talking is done on the track and not in the FiA court rooms. But we all know better right?

Statistically speaking someone's going to be celebrating their 5th WDC this year. Here's how the bookies are looking at this thing, place your bets.

Lewis Hamilton 10/11
Sebastian Vettel 7/2
Max Verstappen 9/2
Daniel Ricciardo 8/1
Valtteri Bottas 12/1
Fernando Alonso 18/1
Kimi Raikkonen 33/1
Carlos Sainz 100/1
Nico Hulkenberg 100/1
Stoffel Vandoorne 100/1
Esteban Ocon 150/1
Sergio Perez 200/1
Kevin Magnussen 500/1
Lance Stroll 500/1
Romain Grosjean 500/1
Sergey Sirotkin 750/1
Brendon Hartley 1000/1
Pierre Gasly 1000/1
Charles Leclerc 1500/1
Marcus Ericsson 1500/1
Tempted to put $100 on each of the Haas and STR drivers at those odds.... Weren't the odds on Button similar on 09? :?:

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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by TAG » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:55 pm

Zynerji wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:43 pm
Tempted to put $100 on each of the Haas and STR drivers at those odds.... Weren't the odds on Button similar on 09? :?:
Bottas at 12 to 1 is actually not a bad deal IMO.
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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by Just_a_fan » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:05 pm

Zynerji wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:43 pm

Tempted to put $100 on each of the Haas and STR drivers at those odds.... Weren't the odds on Button similar on 09? :?:
You'd do more good putting the money in to a charitable donation somewhere. Haas and STR won't have a title-winning driver this year.
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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by HPD » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:00 pm

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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by Just_a_fan » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:04 pm

Lovely rear ends! ;-)
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by Zynerji » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:30 pm

Is it me, or is the Haas just as tidy as the RBR in those pics?!?! :wtf: :wtf: :wtf:

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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by Moose » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:58 pm

Zynerji wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:30 pm
Is it me, or is the Haas just as tidy as the RBR in those pics?!?! :wtf: :wtf: :wtf:
It's just you - look at where the front wheels "meet" the sidepods - the RedBull is hugely more tight.

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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by Jolle » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:03 pm

HPD wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:00 pm
http://i68.tinypic.com/240yplx.png
Funny by the way you can’t see any branding or sponsors at the rear end of the Merc

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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by Juzh » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:11 pm

GPR-A wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Mid 1m19.xxx for pole!
No hypersoft, no new tarmac. Therefore I say a high 1.20, mid 1.20 at best.

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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by digitalrurouni » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:14 pm

Can't wait! All the testing all the training etc it all culminates to this! Also get to see the cars in full race trim with upgrades etc! Hallelujah!

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Re: 2018 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 22 -25 March

Post by Monster Hesh » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:32 pm

Near identical qualifying result as 2017, slight shuffle of a few places in the mid field.

Race result:
1. Vettel.
2. Hamilton +2.5s
3. Verstappen +8s
4. Bottas +8.1s
5. Riccardo +8.6s