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  • Wet Coast Racer
    started a topic Shanghai F1. 1000 races!

    Shanghai F1. 1000 races!

    Should be a good weekend's racing, we'll find out who's flat out fastest in a straight line I reckon.

    For trivia buffs, here's an F1 Quiz.

    Formula 1 reaches 1,000 races at the Chinese Grand Prix - take the BBC Sport quiz to see how many facts you can remember.

  • NicoRosberg.
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    That stats I posted were only for their years in the same team.

    I think LH's biggest rival will be Vettel or Leclerc, once they sort out the balance and the monster engine modes they can't access all the time.

    Of course, by the time they do that, if they do that, Lewis and VB could be miles ahead.

    Pivotal weekend coming up then.....

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  • Wet Coast Racer
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    Originally posted by NicoRosberg. View Post
    My point wasn't about specific races though, it was that Hamilton has generally had Bottas covered

    2 World titles to none, 23 poles to 7, 22 wins to 4.
    Indeed, Hamilton has been significantly more successful (one is reminded of Alonso vs Vandoorne), but then he's also had six more years in F1. But right now, Bottas is surely his closest competitor for the 2019 title - and seems well capable of achieving it, I reckon.

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  • NicoRosberg.
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    Originally posted by DrumPhil View Post
    Even Toto doesn't want to see that, as Merc would lose the opportunity to keep whining that they really aren't the dominant car and team. We all know that they are;
    I don't think TW whines about anything, he is a cautious man however.

    There were large chunks during the past 2 seasons where they didn't have the dominant car. Last season especially.

    In Bahrain, just three weeks ago, they were well beaten on pace, needing Hamilton's fighting spirit and skill combined with some luck to take the spoils.


    Last edited by NicoRosberg.; 04-21-2019, 04:43 PM.

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  • NicoRosberg.
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    Originally posted by Wet Coast Racer View Post
    So, it's lucky for LH that VB had a poor start in China.

    Cause you can't cover what you can't pass ... eh?
    Or VB was lucky Hamilton had a poor start in Oz, and floor damage

    My point wasn't about specific races though, it was that Hamilton has generally had Bottas covered

    2 World titles to none, 23 poles to 7, 22 wins to 4.

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  • DVD3500
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    Since the death of motorport.tv on TV I am pining for all the WEC, and GT coverage on there... Luckily most other series kick off after Easter.,.

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  • Wet Coast Racer
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    So, it's lucky for LH that VB had a poor start in China.

    Cause you can't cover what you can't pass ... eh?

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  • downtowndeco
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    Originally posted by bov View Post
    Nigel Mansell in the Ferrari, Canadian GP ( '89 / '90? )
    Jack Brabham Monaco 1970

    Are two off the top of my head without very much thought.......

    Cheers, Tony.
    Thanks.

    I googled it. It has happened other times since then, although most of the examples are from the 70's or 80's. From the 2000's on it has been extremely rare.

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/motorsp...8d1-1555544700
    Last edited by downtowndeco; 04-17-2019, 04:48 PM.

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  • bov
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    Nigel Mansell in the Ferrari, Canadian GP ( '89 / '90? )
    Jack Brabham Monaco 1970

    Are two off the top of my head without very much thought.......

    Cheers, Tony.

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  • downtowndeco
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    Originally posted by DVD3500 View Post
    Formula E Mexico about 8 weeks ago, the Baharain (sic) was essentially that as well, just drawn out over the last few laps. ADAC GT Masters Finale in 2016....
    I was talking only about an F1 race leader losing the lead in the last few laps. Anyone? I don't recall it ever happening, and I've been watching since the 80's. I'm sure there must have been some examples but I just don't recall any at the moment.

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  • DrumPhil
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    The main reason I was disappointed is that I ordered the official 1000 poster from the F1 store. It lists the names of every driver who has ever won an F1 race. I was just hoping that the poster would be associated with an exciting 1000th race, which it obviously was not. There remains the usual ongoing F1 dramas to follow, which are interesting.

    I am still hoping that somehow another team will rise up to challenge Merc this year, or at least another driver will give Lewis some real competition. If the current rate continues (and statistically it shouldn't), Merc will win the constructors title by almost 400 points. Even Toto doesn't want to see that, as Merc would lose the opportunity to keep whining that they really aren't the dominant car and team. We all know that they are; they should just admit it and stop being coy.

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  • DVD3500
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    can anyone remember the last time a leader lost the race in the last couple laps?
    Formula E Mexico about 8 weeks ago, the Baharain (sic) was essentially that as well, just drawn out over the last few laps. ADAC GT Masters Finale in 2016....

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  • NicoRosberg.
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    It isn't about titles. Kimi was in his pomp 2002-2006, but won no titles. 2007 and 2008 he was fading a little. He was impressive in the Lotus, but by the time his second career at Ferrari got going he had lost some speed for sure.

    I'm not putting him down, I'm just stating he is past him prime. Prime KR would of been pushing Seb much harder, and would not of been sacked. Sacked and replaced by a rookie.

    As for LH vs Bottas, since they have been in the same team the former has had his teammate covered more often that not (hence 'generally').

    My Avatar has nothing to do with this. I'm also a follower of Bottas. But we saw last year how LH, Danny Ric and Max get stuck in, Bottas was more cautious. We saw he was generally slower than Lewis too.
    Last edited by NicoRosberg.; 04-16-2019, 02:53 PM.

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  • Wet Coast Racer
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    I don't expect Kimi to win another championship in the Alfa Romeo. But he sure isn't done racing competitively, and his experience is massive - that's why he's ahead of the majority of the field. I wonder why you always want to be putting this or that driver down?

    And if Hamilton had Bottas 'covered' then he would have got the pole position. Obviously, the eventual outcome is indeterminable, but there's no way that LH would have been able to pass him on the track - in my opinion. Probably in the opinion of many who don't have the #44 car as their avatar ...

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  • NicoRosberg.
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    One's prime is compared to one's best performances.

    Kimi is well past his personal prime, which was very high. 2002-2006.

    We have no way of knowing what would of happened had Bottas taken the lead, because he didn't. But generally LH has had him covered. He was especially poor last year.
    Last edited by NicoRosberg.; 04-16-2019, 01:10 PM.

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