2019 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 1-3 November

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Re: 2019 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 1-3 November

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This is generally a great weekend, can't wait, and we don't have to yay =D>

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Re: 2019 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 1-3 November

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No rain but cold-ish nonetheless. 16 to 18 degrees ambient temperature.

My Q prediction is Vettel, Hamilton, Leclerc.

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If Bottas fails to win all of the next 3 races, bar practically 3 DNFs / outside 10th by Hamilton, the WDC is wrapped up.

In other words, Bottas must win while Hamilton needs to finish below 10th to keep himself mathematically in the running.

Basically, there is no way Hamilton will not be celebrating this weekend.
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Re: 2019 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 1-3 November

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Phil wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:40 pm
If Bottas fails to win all of the next 3 races, bar practically 3 DNFs / outside 10th by Hamilton, the WDC is wrapped up.

In other words, Bottas must win while Hamilton needs to finish below 10th to keep himself mathematically in the running.

Basically, there is no way Hamilton will not be celebrating this weekend.
Even with the 'no way he will not' curse?

He was fine until you said that :twisted:
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Big Tea wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:49 pm
Phil wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:40 pm
If Bottas fails to win all of the next 3 races, bar practically 3 DNFs / outside 10th by Hamilton, the WDC is wrapped up.

In other words, Bottas must win while Hamilton needs to finish below 10th to keep himself mathematically in the running.

Basically, there is no way Hamilton will not be celebrating this weekend.
Even with the 'no way he will not' curse?

He was fine until you said that :twisted:
last time Hamilton didn't score points in three races (or two by the way) in a row was over ten years ago. The last time Bottas won three races in a row was never (same as for two in a row)

so, lets say, the numbers are kinda in favor of Hamilton.. slightly :P

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The only Tilke circuit I enjoy.
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TAG wrote:
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The only Tilke circuit I enjoy.
How I miss the Turkish GP......

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Phil wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:40 pm
If Bottas fails to win all of the next 3 races, bar practically 3 DNFs / outside 10th by Hamilton, the WDC is wrapped up.
you are forgetting the three fastest lap points that are still up for grabs.

The only thing Lewis needs to do over the next three races, is score 4 points and no matter what he takes the championship.

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Phil wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:40 pm
If Bottas fails to win all of the next 3 races, bar practically 3 DNFs / outside 10th by Hamilton, the WDC is wrapped up.

In other words, Bottas must win while Hamilton needs to finish below 10th to keep himself mathematically in the running.

Basically, there is no way Hamilton will not be celebrating this weekend.
When you look on it in a twisted way, Bottas' title bid is now against the interests of the team. In order for him to still have a chance his team mate must not score and in so doing Mercedes will carry home less points.
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Re: 2019 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 1-3 November

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The team has got their title in the bag. They don't care about one or other not getting points now - that's for the drivers and their team of guys alone to worry about.
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dans79 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:22 pm
Phil wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:40 pm
If Bottas fails to win all of the next 3 races, bar practically 3 DNFs / outside 10th by Hamilton, the WDC is wrapped up.
you are forgetting the three fastest lap points that are still up for grabs.

The only thing Lewis needs to do over the next three races, is score 4 points and no matter what he takes the championship.
I didnt bother with them, because statistically, it’s rare that the car who wins the race can get the fastest lap.

But the larger elephant in the room (IMO) that makes the WDC a done deal is that Valtteri needs to win all races with Hamilton practically scoring none, with the no longer “dominant car” of the season. I dont see Mercedes as favorites to win any of the 3 remaining races, except maybe Abu Dhabi.

In other words, Hamilton could decide to stay home the next 3 races and the statistical probability would still see him take home the trophy at CotA, at the latest in Brazil.
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Lower temperatures should Benefit Mercedes. Anyway I expect another Ferrari pole tough I see Hamilton winning because of their best race pace and tyre degradation. If not, Ferrari will help with another mediocre strategy.

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Why are the timing slots for this GP are odd?
Race start is at 1PM, which is after the FP1 and before FP2! That means, neither practice session provides ideal temperature of race.
Qualifying is at 4PM, which is the later portion of the FP2 and the Q3 would be in unknown track conditions.

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GPR -A wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:59 am
Why are the timing slots for this GP are odd?
Race start is at 1PM, which is after the FP1 and before FP2! That means, neither practice session provides ideal temperature of race.
Qualifying is at 4PM, which is the later portion of the FP2 and the Q3 would be in unknown track conditions.

https://i.imgur.com/xE47uNi.png
I think it's for TV in Europe 20:00 (8pm) is prime time and they like to air big (for them) TV-shows on Saturday evenings. 10pm is after these shows. On sundays they often don't have important (no audience) TV-shows, so prime time is perfect for the race.