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2022 Australian Grand Prix - Race Day!


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Poll: Who will win the 2022 Aus GP? (82 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win the 2022 Aus GP?

  1. Charles Leclerc (55 votes [67.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 67.07%

  2. Max Verstappen (16 votes [19.51%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.51%

  3. Sergio Perez (3 votes [3.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  4. Lando Norris (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Lewis Hamilton (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. George Russell (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Daniel Ricciardo (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Esteban Ocon (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Carlos Sainz (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Fernando Alonso (2 votes [2.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  11. Pierre Gasly (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Valterri Bottas (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Yuki Tsunoda (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Guanyu Zhou (1 votes [1.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  15. Mick Schumacher (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. Kevin Magnussen (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  17. Sebastien Vettel (1 votes [1.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  18. NIcholas Latifi (3 votes [3.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  19. Lance Stroll (1 votes [1.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  20. Alex Albon (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 krapmeister

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:15

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Race day folks!

 

And Melbourne turns on the weather for y'all. Probably going to be the last sunny and warm day we have for another 6 months so soak it in   :)

 

Looking like a Ferrari vs RBR battle for the win, can someone else spring a surprise? It's GO GO GO! in about 45mins time...

 

 

EDIT: As requested by Aray, here's a pole for your enjoyment:

 

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Provisional grid: https://pbs.twimg.co...QVDrs.jpg:large


Edited by krapmeister, 10 April 2022 - 04:41.


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#2 milestone 11

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:17

Good on you Krapmeister.

#3 aray

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:17

Hoping for a great race. :up:



#4 krapmeister

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:19

Good on you Krapmeister.

 

I hope people weren't expecting the usual tome like Risil or TomNokoe put together lol



#5 PLAYLIFE

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:20

25°C here at Turn 12, sweltering in the sun.

Dry race, even as a Melbournian I'd be surprised if the weather turned.

It's windier today, probably the only weather variable.

#6 aray

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:22

I hope people weren't expecting the usual tome like Risil or TomNokoe put together lol

Good job. If possible just add a pole.



#7 ARTGP

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:22

Good job. If possible just add a pole.

 

With an option for fisticuffs. 



#8 gowebber

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:23

Wow the atmosphere at the track looks electric today. Massive crowd.

#9 Gary Davies

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:23

KM, are you at the track? And if not, what's your excuse?



#10 krapmeister

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:24

Good job. If possible just add a pole.

 

Done!



#11 LB

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:25

zzzzz morning :D



#12 krapmeister

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:26

KM, are you at the track? And if not, what's your excuse?

 

Lazy and tight with my money  :p

 

Plus if I was at the track, you wouldn't get to experience my amazing OP skillz...



#13 TomNokoe

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:30

Ugh so tired

Let's see how the tyres cope in the heat

#14 JimmyClark

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:31

Morning all!

#15 F1 Mike

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:34

Considering the time of year I'm really surprised there's been no rain all weekend. The wind will definitely catch some drivers out I think through the race

#16 krapmeister

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:34

Good job. If possible just add a pole.

 

Ohhhhh..... you mean a poll???!!!???



#17 LB

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:35

Lol Martin, never change.



#18 Ali_G

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:35

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#19 loki

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:39

Marty Brundle’s Cringe Walk…



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#20 TomNokoe

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:40

Air 27
Track 39

Balance will have moved around a lot. Expecting lap 1 to be messy.

#21 Thursday

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:40

Properly excited for this race. It feels different to the previous two races. And there is something special about waking up at 5:30 to watch a sporting event from the other side of the world.



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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:40

Casey!

#23 fisssssi

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:42

I'm at the track, it's hoooooot. We've been roasting in the sun since 9am.

Did they mess up the start time with the later race this year? Usually the race would be in March before DST ends, but now it's after. With a 3pm start (4pm for qualifying) the sun is just too low towards the end of the session.

#24 cjm321190

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:43

I am so rough could not sleep, never can with the Aussie GP. My brain gets to excited first race of the season. But it is not.

#25 Thursday

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:47

Does anyone enjoy Martin's grid walk?

It seldom produces any new or interesting information. I can't watch it as it makes me cringe so hard.



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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:47

What the hell was that dress?

#27 TomNokoe

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:47

15kph tailwind into T9 apparently, sketchy

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:48

Higher temps may help Merc to get some heat in the rubber.

#29 Thursday

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:49

What the hell was that dress?

Fashion mate



#30 Ali_G

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:49

I am so rough could not sleep, never can with the Aussie GP. My brain gets to excited first race of the season. But it is not.


I tend to stay up and watch a lot of historic Aussie programming. This year involve watching a highlights reel of Bea Smith on the steam press.

#31 Gary Davies

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:52

Does anyone enjoy Martin's grid walk?

I do.



#32 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:53

Just hauled my ass out of bed at 5:50am on a Sunday morning

I want a show. Latifi, do your thing!

#33 JimmyClark

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:54

Considering the time of year I'm really surprised there's been no rain all weekend. The wind will definitely catch some drivers out I think through the race


For the reputation of Melbourne to have inclement weather, it is pretty amazing we've only had two (?) rain affected races in 25 events. I lived there for a bit and even mid summer you could get pretty grim days.

#34 Ali_G

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:54

I do.


It was truly innovative and a never miss segment back in the ITV days. It’s a bit tedious now.

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:54

Fashion mate

Not a lot of hope for the designers then.  ;)

#36 TheFish

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:54

Well done to all my fellow Europeans who made it up, especially to those with hangovers.

#37 Ali_G

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:55

For the reputation of Melbourne to have inclement weather, it is pretty amazing we've only had two (?) rain affected races in 25 events. I lived there for a bit and even mid summer you could get pretty grim days.


Amazing given the rain affected races we saw in Adelaide, albeit a different time of year.

#38 krapmeister

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:55

Air 27
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Balance will have moved around a lot. Expecting lap 1 to be messy.

 

Tom - I apologise for the OP. Definitely not up to your usual high standards!



#39 kosmos

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:55

Alonso with hards



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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:56

Just hauled my ass out of bed at 5:50am on a Sunday morning

I want a show. Latifi, do your thing!


Please, no.

#41 JimmyClark

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:56

Well done to all my fellow Europeans who made it up, especially to those with hangovers.


Yeah, I'm regretting that final beer last night.

#42 Ali623

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:56

Still using the 'inchident' to feign a rivalry between Verstappen and Leclerc  :rotfl:



#43 krapmeister

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:56

Ok which jokers voted for Latifi and Vettel in the poll?  :lol:



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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:56

I do.

I do too, with a few exceptions of hyper inflated egos.

#45 Gintonious

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:57

One race of the year I can watch a race on a Saturday night with a few beers.

Let’s go!

#46 TomNokoe

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:58

Mediums all around apart from Sainz, Alonso, Magnussen, Vettel, Stroll, Albon on Hards

#47 Ali_G

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:58

Bottas almost looks like Lord Kitchener in his grid photo this year.

#48 Peat

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:58

Well done to all my fellow Europeans who made it up, especially to those with hangovers.

 

No hangover, but I shall probably need an SC around Lap 10 for when the coffee kicks in. ahem. 



#49 krapmeister

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:59

No hangover, but I shall probably need an SC around Lap 10 for when the coffee kicks in. ahem. 

 

Better be a long SC then?



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Posted 10 April 2022 - 04:59

Ok which jokers voted for Latifi and Vettel in the poll?  :lol:

Like the fact you've made the poll public, should all be so. No hiding place.