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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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#201 Lights

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

Vettel definitely not faster than Leclerc. What a useless team order.  :down:  #3 in as many races.


Edited by Lights, 14 April 2019 - 06:34.


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#202 popolonx

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

I hppe hams cars explodes ( to counter vettel exlosion)...

#203 Thatfastguy

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

Renault is really really slow.

#204 TomNokoe

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

Mediums going off, Hamilton in a league of one

#205 FormulaWin

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

Vettel not exactly roaring away from Leclerc..



#206 TauriJ

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

I think it’s the headwind today, that’s what they were describing pre-race


That would make DRS more powerful

#207 gillesfan76

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

Seb isn't actually that much quicker than Leclerc now. They should've swapped ages ago.



#208 RedBaron

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

Wow, Vettel is lighting up the time sheets!

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#209 HP

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

You don't know he didn't try and avoid him... also its a corner exit?

I don't think it's that easy.  These drivers know exactly how to take each corner, and they are planning ahead



#210 crooky369

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

Will Red Bull try the undercut on Leclerc soon?

#211 SamH123

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

Vettel was clearly faster but this stuff does suck...

 

Really?

Leclerc is the keeping up with Vettel just the same as it was the other way round. 

 

Surprised people seem content with this order



#212 J2NH

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

So why am I not seeing Vettle pull away from LeClerc?



#213 HermannH

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:34

Finally some commonsense by Ferrari. Leclerc not hard done by there. Sorry but you can't be clearly slower than your team mate and not expect the team to order a swap. My only surprise is Ferrari not doing it earlier.

Except he is not slower, team order boy is not pulling away from him.



#214 FullOppositeLock

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:35

“we do our job” Haha

#215 thefinalapex

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:35

Mercedes so much quicker...

#216 EndlessMotion

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:35

Tough situation for Ferrari. If Vettel had stayed ahead on the first lap they'd have no problem on their hands. Ideally they would have made the call earlier but they had to give Charles a chance to get up to speed. Kind of knackered themselves now though unless there's a SC



#217 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:35

Vettel keeps locking up

#218 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:35

Bottas can’t keep up with Lewis.

#219 Coral

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:35

Vettel locking up! 



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#220 HermannH

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:35

So why am I not seeing Vettle pull away from LeClerc?

Indeed. Ferrari is a disgusting team with their driver favouritism to vettel, who has done nothing to earn it.



#221 DanardiF1

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:35

Vettel really justifying the team orders  :rolleyes:



#222 Sunnny

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:35

Vettel definitely not faster than Leclerc. What a useless team order.  :down:  #3 in as many races.

 

I dont know what you are watching. He is pulling away from Leclerc



#223 RPM40

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:35

Vettel if anything is slower than Charles, this is shameful.



#224 TomNokoe

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36

Verstappen is going to undercut them any time soon

#225 Diablobb81

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36

And Seb's tires are done. Idiotic all around.

#226 Marklar

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36

Vettel definitely not faster than Leclerc. What a useless team order.  :down:  #3 in as many races.

He was quicker, but if you keep him ages behind in dirty air it's worth nothing to switch around, they did it way way too late.



#227 Coral

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36

Go Max, get these Ferraris...



#228 B38

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36

Vettel overpushing to show he is faster?



#229 PassWind

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36

Verttel overdriving he knows this kid had his number. 



#230 SophieB

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36

That’s not what a double edged sword means, Martin.

#231 barzini

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36

Sen c'mon

#232 RedBaron

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36

How does Brundle justify that comment? He is meant to be the smart one.

According to him when Vettel is behind, he is faster. But when Le Clerc is behind, it's only because DRS is dragging him along.

Sort it out lads.

Edited by RedBaron, 14 April 2019 - 06:37.


#233 kosmos

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36

Vettel still 1 sec ahead, are they going to give Leclerc the position back at the end of the race if Vettel can't pull away?.


Edited by kosmos, 14 April 2019 - 06:37.


#234 Gary Davies

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36

Which lap will Seb spin on?



#235 gillesfan76

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:36

Vettel definitely not faster than Leclerc. What a useless team order.  :down:  #3 in as many races.

 

No, he's definitely faster but not by a large amount. They should've swapped ages ago before Seb killed his front tyres on a front limited track stuck behind his team mate in dirty air for way too many laps.



#236 Synkro89

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:37

lol come on Vettel



#237 Montie

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:37

As long as Vettel is faster it’s fine.

#238 HermannH

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:37

Good call by Ferrari, as you all can see vettel is pulling away from leclerc at a massive rate..oops :stoned:



#239 RPM40

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:37

Come on max, get those red cars.

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#240 Brod

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:37

To be honest. Not impressed with the pace of both Ferrari drivers. Ves might catch them. 



#241 Pimpwerx

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:37

Did Bottas his debris from the lap 1 incident?



#242 Lights

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:37

He was quicker, but if you keep him ages behind in dirty air it's worth nothing to switch around, they did it way way too late.

 

Was quicker, or pushing more? Given the amount of mistakes he's made, and that he lost more to the Merc's than Leclerc did before, and that Leclerc is still in his tail 4 laps later, I maintain it was useless.



#243 RedBaron

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:37

Swap them back, Vettel is ragged trying to justify extra pace he doesn't have.

#244 SophieB

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:37

Hahaha, Leclerc in a strop.

#245 Paincake

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:38

Ferrari's top speed advantage means nothing here... I wonder just how much the competition underestimates Mercedes chassis, wich is probably so good no one can replicate it.



#246 FormulaWin

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:38

Leclerc/Vettel making those team orders look foolish.



#247 rog

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:38

Vettel can't drive away from Leclerc....as expected because Vettel can't use DRS anymore. Actually the lap times from both Ferrari are slower than before.



#248 Massa_f1

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:38

Brundle thought the Ferrari team orders was a no brainer a few laps ago, but I bet he is the first to complain after the race.

 

Ferrari team order was always going to be pointless because Merc are in a league of their own.



#249 Brazzers

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:38

The camera man on the main straight needs to be sacked.



#250 Sid04

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:38

Indeed. Ferrari is a disgusting team with their driver favouritism to vettel, who has done nothing to earn it.


Where were you when wingman was moving over..