2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

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2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by Morteza » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:22 pm

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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by SiLo » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:24 pm

I am so ready to see another Hamilton special pole lap. He's pretty handy around here.
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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by TAG » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:36 pm

Talk about a point being handed out for fastest lap. Might be an interesting development in the championship race.
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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by FrukostScones » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:13 pm

TAG wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:36 pm
Talk about a point being handed out for fastest lap. Might be an interesting development in the championship race.
no please...... urrgh.
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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by GPR -A » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:02 pm

TAG wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:36 pm
Talk about a point being handed out for fastest lap. Might be an interesting development in the championship race.
That would be great. Saturday performance should have some bearing on the championship. I would vote for it.

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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by Juzh » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:38 pm

GPR -A wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:02 pm
TAG wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:36 pm
Talk about a point being handed out for fastest lap. Might be an interesting development in the championship race.
That would be great. Saturday performance should have some bearing on the championship. I would vote for it.
Point is for fastest lap on sunday, not pole position on saturday, that would be absurd and people could win championships on saturday if only 1 point was needed.

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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by digitalrurouni » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:40 pm

Nah I am against the fastest lap point. What we have is fine. Can't wait for the season to start. I am calling for a Ferrari pole.

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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by Morteza » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:53 pm

TAG wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:36 pm
Talk about a point being handed out for fastest lap. Might be an interesting development in the championship race.
Liberty cannot stop messing with things that are fine as they are, can they?
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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by TAG » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:58 pm

This begs a thread for discussion. :) I think this may actually create an interesting spice and dynamic to strategy ESPECIALLY for the mid field. In todayu's F1 pole is reward enough but I'd support a point being given out for that as well.
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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by Sieper » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:03 pm

Fastest lap in race is often for someone who is out of contention in said race anyway (f.e. By driving poorly in a top car) they then wait for low fuel, save up ERS for 3 laps and pit for frush ultra’s et voila, 1 WDC point.

I hope it will not get introduced.

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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by bjpower » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:15 pm

Can't wait to see what the mid pack are like. Hopefully nothing between them. Could make for a great season.

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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by Just_a_fan » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:34 pm

Sieper wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Fastest lap in race is often for someone who is out of contention in said race anyway (f.e. By driving poorly in a top car) they then wait for low fuel, save up ERS for 3 laps and pit for frush ultra’s et voila, 1 WDC point.

I hope it will not get introduced.
Agreed. We'll see the midfield pitting with a few laps remaining, sticking on a fresh set of tyres and trying to banzai a single lap. For some drivers/teams it might be the only chance they have of a point. Of course, it'll also likely cause chaos and potentially change race outcomes at the front too.
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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by dans79 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:48 pm

Just_a_fan wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Of course, it'll also likely cause chaos and potentially change race outcomes at the front too.
Yep, someone going for a fast lap will crash out, and rob fans of a good finish. Should we take bets on why the first driver to crash out will be?

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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by Artur Craft » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:18 am

My prediction for the grid

Mercedes
Ferrari +0.2
RB +0.6
Haas +1.1
Renault +1.2
Mclaren, Toro Rosso +1.3
Alfa +1.4
RP +1.6
williams +2.3

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Re: 2019 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, March 15-17

Post by Chuckjr » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:42 am

Oz
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Ferrari
Merc +.1-.2
RB +.3
Renault +.5
Alfa +.7
Haas +.8
Toro Rosso +.8
Mclaren + 1.3
RP +1.5
Williams 3+ :(