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Poll: 2019 Chinese GP (88 member(s) have cast votes)

Race winner?

  1. Bottas (19 votes [21.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.59%

  2. Hamilton (50 votes [56.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 56.82%

  3. Vettel (6 votes [6.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.82%

  4. Leclerc (4 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  5. Verstappen (5 votes [5.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.68%

  6. Someone else (4 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

Points scorers?

  1. Renault (76 votes [29.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.34%

  2. Haas (51 votes [19.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.69%

  3. Toro Rosso (38 votes [14.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.67%

  4. Racing Point (24 votes [9.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.27%

  5. McLaren (27 votes [10.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.42%

  6. Alfa Romeo (40 votes [15.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.44%

  7. Williams (3 votes [1.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.16%

Winning strategy?

  1. One stop (26 votes [29.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.55%

  2. Two stop (62 votes [70.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 70.45%

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#1 TomNokoe

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 21:13

Well, here we are folks. From the old world, to the new. The airfields of Silverstone to the sprawling Shanghai metropolis.

From a pool of 772 heroes, spanning 999 races, we've crowned 33 world champions and 107 race winners.

From Morocco (1 race) to Monza (68 races), we have traversed the globe in pursuit of speed, competition, excellence and bravery.

Welcome to Formula 1 - Race 1000.

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What is actually going on?
Race three of the 2019 Formula One World Championship is finely poised. After two rounds of jabbing and jousting, the momentous Mercedes team hold a crucial lead over the floundering Ferraris. But, there is a competitive grid from top to bottom, and as Murray Walker so eloquently coined the unofficial F1 motto - anything can happen ...

 

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A grid built by Noah, two by two at the front, with chaos behind. A brave man to pick the points scorers.

Mercedes have been quick all weekend, but Ferrari have closed in and may yet pounce if they get half a chance. Bottas has point to prove to Lewis, as does Vettel to Leclerc. Intra-team dynamics that Max Verstappen is all too familiar with, but he'll be hoping to pick up the pieces in the sole competitive Red Bull.

Renault and Daniel Ricciardo have finally kick-started their season after chucking enough PU elements in. Gunther Steiner's Haas managed a solid par save after recent struggles. Kvyat has been relatively anonymous this season, and so will look to make a mark, starting with free tyre choice. McLaren have come swiftly back down to Earth, but hope really does spring eternal at Woking. Perez looks good to steal a point, and for the first time this season the back row isn't occupied by Williams.

Miscellaneous

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@pirellisport
Quickest strategy for 56-lap #ChineseGP: start on soft for 18 laps, then hard to the end. The second-quickest approach is also a one-stopper, but this time starting on the medium tyre for 19 laps before going on to the hard.

Finally, there’s a two-stopper – but this is clearly slower. Start on soft for 15 laps, then another soft stint for 15 laps, and finally hard to the finish.

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Please see race thread poll. Vote with your heart, not with your head. Race start in 9 hours. I'm going to bed.


Edited by TomNokoe, 13 April 2019 - 21:26.


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#2 f1paul

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 21:15

Race 1 Giuseppe Farina Silverstone 1950 - Race 1000 Antonio Giovinazzi Shanghai 2019 

 

Both Italian, both drove/driving an Alfa Romeo. 

 

Make it happen. 

 

:D 



#3 f1paul

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 21:21



#4 TomNokoe

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 21:30

The poll was temporarily broken because I hadn't enabled multiple choice for Question 2. Sorry to those who missed out :cry:

#5 beachdrifter

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 23:21

After last year's qualifying where Ferrari shocked Merc and Red Bull with a much bigger advantage than Merc had in quali today, there was a lot of speculation about Merc going for a race setup as the explanation for the gap. 

 

Could it make sense to sacrifice some cornering speed for superior straight line speed because that's where the overtaking action will happen? 



#6 turssi

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 01:49

Any grid penalties?

#7 RA2

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 04:40

Why the drivers on a dump truck



#8 gillesfan76

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:06

Just watching Marko's interview, he was asked about Gasly and Max being on different strategies and Gasly potentially getting ahead of Max because he's on the softer tyres. Marko's reply was that "we have a solution for that". It's interesting to see Marko's quite open protectionism of Max, just as he was the same with Seb over Webber. Now clearly Max is the far superior driver over Gasly, but nevertheless it's interesting Marko's attitude on openly and overtly mollycoddling his favoured drivers. However I don't think that sort of attitude does those drivers any favours for their overall career as we're seeing with Seb now. A bit of trial by fire in the early stages of their F1 careers probably does a world of good. I think we've seen the same with Alonso too, overtly favoured by Briatore and while Alonso can never be faulted for his speed and race craft, I think that early mollycoddling has prevented him from being the complete driver and achieving his true potential.



#9 jonpollak

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:10

It’s on in an hour right?
Jp

#10 Massa

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:11

Yes

#11 jonpollak

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:16

Hell, I could stay up for the start.
Jp

#12 TomNokoe

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:18

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#13 TomNokoe

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:21

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#14 ARTGP

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:22

Well screw my sleep schedule and my brttsr judgment. I guess I will hang around after all.

#15 TomNokoe

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:24

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#16 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:32

No Bernie or Schumacher...

#17 Danyy

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:33

Cyril looking at Horner like he wants to kiss him? What’s going on?!?

#18 RPM40

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:34

Cyril looking at Horner like he wants to kiss him? What’s going on?!?

 

Those two have an odd relationship



#19 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:35

Love the vintage Esso logos on the Redbull. Nice touch.

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#20 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:36

Ted sounds enthusiastic

#21 TomNokoe

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:37

No Bernie or Schumacher...


Bernie is ill with food poisoning. He was planning to attend, but can't.

#22 jonpollak

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:41

Lovely opening package from Sky.
Jp race number 1311

#23 jonpollak

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:44

Ted sounds enthusiastic


That’s as understated as it gets.

#24 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:44

Well, here we are folks. From the old world, to the new. The airfields of Silverstone to the sprawling Shanghai metropolis.

 

Interesting turn of phrase given:

 

"During the Spring and Autumn period (approximately 771 to 476 BC), the Shanghai area belonged to the Kingdom of Wu, which was conquered by the Kingdom of Yue, which in turn was conquered by the Kingdom of Chu.[29] During the Tang and Song dynasties, Qinglong Town (青龙镇) in modern Qingpu District was a major trading port. Established in 746 (fifth year of the Tang Tianbao era), it developed into what contemporary sources called a "giant town of the Southeast", with thirteen temples and seven pagodas. The famous Song scholar and artist Mi Fu served as its mayor. The port had a thriving trade with provinces along the Yangtze River and the Chinese coast, as well as foreign countries such as Japan and Silla.[2]"

 

and

 

Silverstone had a chapel by AD 1200.[3]

 

and

 

Silverstone is the current home of the British Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 1948.

 

:drunk: 



#25 Laster

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:46

Another gloriously smoggy day in Shanghai - beautiful.

#26 Vollegas

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:50

Must be terrible for Ocon. Being at work but not working the way you want.


Edited by Vollegas, 14 April 2019 - 05:58.


#27 gillesfan76

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:51

Torro Rosso side pods treatment very similar to Red Bull now.

 

edit: Both cars are unique on the grid that there isn't any real undercut around the side pods, but the side pods themselves aren't very wide so there is still good flow of air around.


Edited by gillesfan76, 14 April 2019 - 05:53.


#28 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:53

Ocon wants Lewis to win !

#29 septerra

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:54

Brundle walking Ocon like his kid   :lol:



#30 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:54

Ocon and toto ... Bottas must see this and be crapping it for next year. Talking confidently about how he’s talking to each department to make sure he’s ready for next year...

Unless Hamilton is gonna call it a day

Edited by FirstnameLastname, 14 April 2019 - 05:55.


#31 squarewun

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:55

Did Brundle just say: "your body is ready"? :)))

#32 gillesfan76

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:55

Ocon seems to think Lewis is going to win.



#33 gillesfan76

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:56

Ocon and toto ... Bottas must see this and be crapping it for next year. Talking confidently about how he’s talking to each department to make sure he’s ready for next year...

Unless Hamilton is gonna call it a day

 

I just can't see Merc replacing Bottas with Ocon. I think in terms of raw speed Bottas would wipe the floor with Ocon. I can't see Ocon ever challenging Lewis in qualifying.



#34 Brazzers

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:56

That whole Ocon thing was so cringe. 



#35 Piif

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:58

What did Ocon and Toto say, missed it?



#36 TomNokoe

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:59

Air 19
Track 29

Cooler than qualifying

Tailwind down the back straight

Edited by TomNokoe, 14 April 2019 - 06:04.


#37 cheekybru

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:00

Damn it's cold in my house

#38 kosmos

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:05

Ocon and toto ... Bottas must see this and be crapping it for next year. Talking confidently about how he’s talking to each department to make sure he’s ready for next year...

Unless Hamilton is gonna call it a day

 

Bottas wins the title and walks away like Rosberg :smoking:



#39 uraharakisuke

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:05

Odds on Lewis messing his start up again?



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#40 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:06

Make the 1000th one an epic lads

#41 RedBaron

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:06

Odds on Lewis messing his start up again?



Fairly high. Might be some turn 1 dramas at the front.

#42 FullOppositeLock

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:06

Must be terrible for Ocon. Being at work but not working the way you want.


Just like most everybody else then ;)

#43 TomNokoe

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:07

David Croft can’t even get his opening right. “F1000”. Sigh,

#44 w1Y

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:07

cars need to get a gap right from the start.

Can see a lot of places changed on the first lap down thst straight

#45 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:08

On Soft are Gas, Ric, Hul, Mag, Gro, Alb and Gio. Everyone else on medium tyres.



#46 TomNokoe

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:10

STOP SAYING F1000 YOU BUFFOON

#47 l12mcg

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:10

Anyone else find this grid row change sound effect really annoying? It’s like a steam whistle it’s horrible.

#48 w1Y

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:10

Always looks like its about to rain in china

#49 gillesfan76

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:10

Odds on Lewis messing his start up again?

 

It depends. If he messed up his two previous starts because he hasn't learned something that the other good starters have, then there's a high chance he messes up again. Especially since he said yesterday that he practised a lot for Bahrain and still stuffed the start up so he might try not practising this time!!!

 

But if the last two messed up starts were just bad luck i.e there is some element of luck in starts, and he happened to get the short straw both times, then it's likely he'll get a good start and it balances out his previous luck.

 

Starting on the dirty side isn't going to help though.



#50 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:11

Even sitting at home there’s adrenaline for me lol