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#1 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:20

Didn't see any thread being made so here goes! Disappointing as a lewis fan yesterday but hoping he can make up ground on rosberg today!

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#2 RedKloud

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:54

Surprising lack of enthusiasm in the practice/qualifying and race thread... World Cup effect?  :well:



#3 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:59

Probably. But the next matches are on Tuesday night for you guys and Wednesday morning for me so this thread should do alright.

#4 Ricciardo2014

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:16

Well I'm going to make a very bold prediction.

I'm tipping Bourbon and I can get through the whole race without having a melt down at each other !

(Just noticed its at 350/1 on Centrebet lol)

#5 Junky

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:38

Looks like it will not rain


Edited by Junky, 06 July 2014 - 05:38.


#6 jonpollak

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:01

Go Holland!!!!
Jp

#7 travbrad

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:04

I can't really foresee anything other than 2 Mercs and Vettel on the podium, unless one of them has major problems.  Whether it's Hamilton or Vettel 2nd will depend on how long it takes Hamilton to get through traffic.  It should be an interesting race watching some of those drivers who are out of place race through the field though, including Hamilton but also of course the Ferraris and Williams.



#8 The Passenger

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:48

In 2013, Silverstone had the most overtaking manoeuvres (90) made on any track in the season.

 

http://www.livef1.it...13#.U7jwQPmSySo

 

Hoping we get to see at least a few being made today!



#9 Ricciardo2014

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:13

In 2013, Silverstone had the most overtaking manoeuvres (90) made on any track in the season.

http://www.livef1.it...13#.U7jwQPmSySo


Hoping we get to see at least a few being made today!


Considering where a few of the quick guys are starting, I think you will get your wish !

Edited by Ricciardo2014, 06 July 2014 - 07:15.


#10 Jackmancer

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:16

I hope will racing will be in the lead role today, not blown tyres. 

 

Unless there's rain or a mechanical failure, I think it will be a straightforward win for Rosberg. Preserve tyres and fuel for when Lewis arrives, which he will if he keeps his cool. Curious what the Williams' and Ferrari's will do at the back, I doubt all four of them will score points.



#11 The Passenger

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:26

Considering where a few of the quick guys are starting, I think you will get your wish !

 

:up: Yay, and I'm hoping one of them will be your man. 



#12 v@sh

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:34

Anyone have an idea of what the conditions looks like this morning?



#13 Lazy

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:42

http://www.metoffice...ecast/gcr20zz56



#14 Richard T

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:34

Good British GP-morning to all of you!
Been totally off from FPs and Qualy so this will be my first and only live session this weekend :laugh:

My bet is that Rosberg will pull away at the start and Hamilton to come through.

It will be interesting to see what the RBRs can do!

#15 dweller23

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:41

Surprising lack of enthusiasm in the practice/qualifying and race thread... World Cup effect?  :well:

To be honest, I almost didn't tune in for the quali yesterday, because I simply wasn't that much interested after all that artificial stuff in last couple of weeks. Anyway, glad I did, that quali was great. I think, that after all those threats from fans, some people stopped watching F1 and don't come to those threads anymore. Or maybe 99% of this forum was British and is at Silverstone.



#16 aray

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:02

i hope it will be a wet race or partly wet.... :(



#17 kosmos

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:03

A lot of interesting things going on in this race, let's hope is a fun race.



#18 Dalton007

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:13

Button for the win.  :drunk:



#19 Lights

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:15

i hope it will be a wet race or partly wet.... :(

 

Don't get your hopes up.



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#20 Lights

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:16

Button for the win.  :drunk:

Get your hopes up!

 

Nah sorry I just didn't want to repeat myself.



#21 Risil

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:18

Intriguing race we've got lined up for us. If Lewis had qualified sixth with two Ferraris and two Red Bulls between him and Rosberg, he'd probably be quite confident of making his way through the field. With two Mclarens and a Force India I'm not so sure. There's no question that the Mercedes is a much better car than all those mentioned but what he needs is an advantage in a straight line. Looking forward to seeing how the Ferraris and Williamses attack the soft underbelly of F1 2014 too.

 

Good warmup for the Pocono 500 and that tennis match, definitely.



#22 BullHead

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:33

Yeah, weather report on bbc says slightest chance of a rain shower at the end of the race, but, unlikely. Expect a dry race - Brazil 2012 was the last time we had wet racing I beleive. That must be a record.

My prediction:

Rosberg wins, Lewis and Vettel on the podium, any order, Ricciardo 4th, on the podium if Ham / Vet drop out.



#23 Seanspeed

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:39

Could be a great race. Fingers crossed!

Forza Ferrari.

EDIT: As for weather, the main bulk of the rain has moved off now, but there's still going to be a lingering threat of very spotty showers throughout the day.

Edited by Seanspeed, 06 July 2014 - 09:41.


#24 SamH123

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:40

#F1 #SILVERSTONE #BRITISHGP #BBCF1 SUN Brighter spells becoming more widespread from W. Shower probability: 15% at 1pm rising to 40% by 3pm.

 

So likely to be dry but I think any showers could potentially be quite sharp


Edited by SamH123, 06 July 2014 - 09:41.


#25 Kristian

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:43

Its not going to rain, and at the front it should be fairly straightforward with Nico, Lewis and probably Vettel afterwards. 

 

But the midfield should be fun to watch. 



#26 MrMan

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:03

I don't think i've been this excited about a race since Australia!! I can't wait, it's going to be a stonker!



#27 Cyanide

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:05

We should have an epic race in our hands, but then again that's what I thought after Austria qualifying. 

 

Fingers crossed this will be better. 



#28 Risil

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:05

Expect a dry race - Brazil 2012 was the last time we had wet racing I beleive. That must be a record.

 

Belgium 1985 -> Britain 1988 is the record, at least in the modern era. I think. We'd need to go till halfway through 2015 to beat that.



#29 Massa_f1

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:06

Yeah, weather report on bbc says slightest chance of a rain shower at the end of the race, but, unlikely. Expect a dry race - Brazil 2012 was the last time we had wet racing I beleive. That must be a record.

 

 

I don't know if its a record, but I certainly miss wet races during an F1 season. I am left wondering when the next one will be, its been a full season and a half since we last had one.



#30 v@sh

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:22

I don't know if its a record, but I certainly miss wet races during an F1 season. I am left wondering when the next one will be, its been a full season and a half since we last had one.

 

Most likely we will only get dry + mixed conditions, given how every single time bloody Charlie red flags the race the moment drivers go on full wets I doubt this will ever happen.



#31 race addicted

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:22

Rain doesn't look likely at all. (….sadly. I think it would've helped Hamilton's cause.)

My hopes are for a fantastic drive from Hamilton, winning the race to the spectators wild roar. And for Button to somehow get on the podium. I say "somehow" 'cause they don't have the pace to end up there even from third. 

It's going to be exciting to see the two Ferraris and Williamses going forward, but I think they might stop their progress at either Ricciardo, Force India or Magnussen.



#32 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:29

Will be interesting to see the start today, with the mix in positions of the teams compared to 'normal', and 4 of the faster teams at the back, and some of the slower teams in the middle it can be seen as a test of what to expect in the mid race re-starts in 2015.

 

:cool:



#33 redreni

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:46

I am looking forward to seeing whether Hamilton will be able to overtake Vettel on track. Straight line speed is obviously important but the main area where you're likely to drag past somebody is Hangar Straight, and that's immediately preceded by one of Adrian Newey's favourite bits of track. Can Vettel gain enough in Maggots and Beckets to stay ahead? My guess is no. The Super Mario Flap might ruin that particular battle.

So I'm predicting a comfortable Mercedes 1-2, with Rosberg ahead. And watch out for The Hulk getting past Vettel as well.

#34 Kristian

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:46

Will be interesting to see the start today, with the mix in positions of the teams compared to 'normal', and 4 of the faster teams at the back, and some of the slower teams in the middle it can be seen as a test of what to expect in the mid race re-starts in 2015.

 

:cool:

 

And I fully predict nothing will happen. All these drivers have start from the front, middle and back, so it shouldn't be an issue. And there is so much asphalt round the first corners the worst that will happen will be drivers going wide. 



#35 TomNokoe

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:06

Anyone got the time for Rosberg's predicted tyre blowout while comfortably leading?

#36 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:15

Interesting insight by Ted. Teflon spray on the wings.



#37 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:17

Tyre blowouts are so 2013 



#38 Sheepmachine

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:21

I'm looking forward to this. :)

#39 Longtimefan

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:29

I was watching the BBC and for a moment I thought I was watching ITV in 2007

Lewis.lewis.lewis.lewis.lewis.lewis..

Switched to the Sky stream now.

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#40 Goron3

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:31

Sitting at copse and it's got awfully cold and windy all of a sudden!

#41 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:31

Funny, this year i really want Seb to win the British GP unlike last year. With Rosberg 2nd. Or Lewis winning and Seb 2nd and Rosberg nowhere.


Edited by Ev0d3vil, 06 July 2014 - 11:31.


#42 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:35

Kimi smiling. Very rare :p



#43 muramasa

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:38

Sitting at copse and it's got awfully cold and windy all of a sudden!

British Weather? :D



#44 septerra

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:38

Kimi vs Lawnmower :p :lol:



#45 TomNokoe

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:41

On a circuit where you're on the brakes for 8% of the lap :stoned:

f1fanaticlive: Hamilton: "Please check my right-rear brake. Lots of smoke coming off it, must have been a small fire."

#46 Pingu Pi

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:41

Kimi vs Lawnmower :p :lol:


That was such a fun sequence. Yet I was sat ere thinking, those things are damn dangerous!

#47 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:42

Lewis car issue again. Wth?



#48 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:43

Why doesnt this happen to Rosberg seriously?



#49 Lights

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:43

Hamilton's car already in trouble before the race starts.



#50 Kobasmashi

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:44

Kvothe's swingometer will be set to "FFS Mercedes" again then...