2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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Re: 2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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Phil wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Ferrari seems back on form with the recent updates. Gonna be exciting for qualifying. Too bad about vettels grid penalty.
Lewis hit some traffic (hulk and alonso) in the final sector and lost quite a few tenths, so they have more to come for qualifying. Ferrari also also not using their updates because they didn't have enough time to evaluate them in the dry due to the wet conditions yesterday.

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Phil wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Ferrari seems back on form with the recent updates. Gonna be exciting for qualifying. Too bad about vettels grid penalty.
They actually removed the new floor for fp3. Seriously.

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Re: 2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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If the new floor was not working they would not have had enough time to change it and gather all the other data they need due to the reduced running yesterday. The sensible thing was to go with what they know
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Re: 2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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matt_b wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:08 pm
Phil wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Ferrari seems back on form with the recent updates. Gonna be exciting for qualifying. Too bad about vettels grid penalty.
Lewis hit some traffic (hulk and alonso) in the final sector and lost quite a few tenths, so they have more to come for qualifying. Ferrari also also not using their updates because they didn't have enough time to evaluate them in the dry due to the wet conditions yesterday.
Raikkonen also lost half a second to Vettel in the final sector though (for a reason I didn't see), so there was plenty of room for improvement as well
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Re: 2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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I strongly suspect Ferrari's new floor is for 2019.
They've got little to gain from developing new parts for this seasons car. Except for a miracle, both championships are done.

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Re: 2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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Re: 2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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HAM to retire tomorrow...?
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Re: 2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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Rock bottom for Mclaren...
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FrukostScones wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:24 pm
HAM to retire tomorrow...?
Why?

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Re: 2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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Could that Miami festival be any lamer?

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Re: 2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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I think the relatively green track conditions aren't favoring Merc's setup at the moment. I wouldn't count them out though for pole. As we've seen before Lewis does some amazing things in quali when the pressure is on. I'd like to see some good racing at the front either way!

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I have just had to remove a number of posts that were no more than personal attacks on other contributors. They were totally off topic and unhelpful to the thread. Please stop this silly tit-for-tat , and instead devote your energies to proper discussion.

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Re: 2018 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 19-21 October

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As much as I'd like to see a close qualifying, I suspect Merc have this over the Ferraris by at least 0.300

Ferrari no longer have the mega boost in qualifying and this is the key imo.

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djones wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:15 pm
As much as I'd like to see a close qualifying, I suspect Merc have this over the Ferraris by at least 0.300

Ferrari no longer have the mega boost in qualifying and this is the key imo.
I dunno.. Lewis was struggling a little. I don't think he was sandbagging either. He would love to complete the grand slam of fastest in practice, pole, race win, and fastest lap if he could.