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#1 Risil

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 16:42

Race time is just around the corner! Verstappen and Alonso on the front row! This is not a vision from an alternate reality but something that is literally going to happen, helped along slightly by bad weather in qualifying and an engine penalty from everywhere's presumptive pole man, Charles Leclerc. With Sergio Perez also starting from the back half the grid, the pressure is on for Carlos Sainz to take the fight to the top two, limit the damage to Ferrari's championship bid and score his first Grand Prix win in the process. With the Haas drivers locking out the third row, the northern European duo of Magnussen and Schumacher will have one of their best opportunities of the year to make good some of the promise the Kannapolis/Banbury team showed pre-season. Or, maybe their cars will break down, like last time. Meanwhile, Alonso is saying he aims to lead lap one, which sounds like managing expectations, or perhaps a threat.

 

F1.com's strategy preview is frequently wrong, but for what it's worth they are predicting a one-stop race with lots of running on the nice, stable, reliable hard Pirelli compound. Good thing we've got a mixed grid or the race could've been a bore.

 

How quickly can Leclerc and Perez move forward? Will Lewis have a clean race? Will Ricciardo finish ahead of Norris again? Who's going to win the battle of the Canadian pay drivers with bad cars? Answers to these questions can be obtained not before 7pm BST / 8pm CEST. I'm trusting somebody else to come up with those nice Twitter graphics that I can never find. Enjoy!



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#2 Beri

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 16:44

Alonso vs Verstappen in the first corner. Could prove to be interesting.

#3 Blazt

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 16:50

Imagine Max and Sainz collide, and a battle Alonso vs Ham for the win.


Edited by Blazt, 19 June 2022 - 16:52.


#4 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 16:53

Imagine Max and Sainz collide, and a battle Alonso vs Ham for the win.

 

Do not forget Magnussen and Schumacher.... :cool:



#5 Cadence

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 16:53

Who's going to win the battle of the Canadian pay drivers with bad cars?

Ouch! :lol:

The truth hurts.

#6 Brian60

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 16:57

Well I'm hoping for a good start for Alonso and a poor one from Vestappen. I would dearly love to see if Alonso has big enough cojones to defend the corner from an attacking vestappen.



#7 Laster

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:02

I’m going to throw this prediction out there here and now so I can quote it when it happens and say I told you so.

The two Haas drivers collide and ruin their chances of points. Know this team just something like this is bound to happen when they have such a good chance to bag a big haul of points.

#8 BoDarvelle

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:03

I’m going to throw this prediction out there here and now so I can quote it when it happens and say I told you so.

The two Haas drivers collide and ruin their chances of points. Know this team just something like this is bound to happen when they have such a good chance to bag a big haul of points.

 

Little Schu isn't Grosjean so hopefully not.



#9 AncientLurker

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:05

Little Schu isn't Grosjean so hopefully not.

Question still remains, is he better or worse?

#10 BoDarvelle

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:06

Question still remains, is he better or worse?

 

Romain seems to have more speed. Both are good at wadding up cars.

 

*Saying that, I'm hoping for a great race ending with points for Schu.



#11 InSearchOfThe

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:07

I took 3 bets this week for the hell of it.
Sainz for the W.
Hamilton to podium.
And Bottas first driver out. (he's had recent issues)
Stayed away from Haas. They're bound to **** it up.

#12 MortenF1

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:09

Cruise to the win for Verstappen.
Sainz have to be second! There’s no alternative. Winning then, but that’s not realistic.
I think Alonso will beat Hamilton, cause the times on the long-runs that Alonso and Ocon did were really fast!

Vettel will score points.

#13 Risil

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:11

Barring something unusual happening I think it's Verstappen's win. But I hope the unusual circumstances plus the nature of the circuit throw up some challenges for the drivers.

 

Sainz needs to get Alonso off the start and put pressure on Verstappen if he's going to be a proper Grand Prix driver.



#14 Cadence

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:15

I need Sainz to win for my F1 Fantasy team.

Predicting Max hits the wall of champions, both Haas cars finish in the points, and LeClerc fights his way through the field to finish 3rd or 4th.

One thing about Alonso, he's got wide elbows. Even if he beats Verstappen to the 1st corner, once Max has DRS on him it's all over. Would like to see Alonso finish in the top 5.

#15 Pingu Pi

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:18

Max is supreme and RBR have built the ultimate machine so I can't see anything beyond a win, but hopefully some F1 chaos makes the race for the win less than routine.

Behind, I'd like to see Lewis show the speed he's had in the races and take a P3. I'm not sure Sainz is out of reach but expect one of Perez or Leclerc to end up on the podium.

#16 BobbyRicky

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:18

I think reddit has a spot-on prediction for this race: 

 

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#17 AvranaKern

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:20

I just watched a 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 selling for $425.000 in an online auction. I'm ready for the GP to start.



#18 Fastcake

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:22

I'm unfortunately rather unenthused by the first Canadian Grand Prix in three years, as I do not foresee an entertaining race.

 

However, I shall hope for Alonso to put on a show from the front row, for however long he can remain there!



#19 Redaxo

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:22

Montreal is great for overtaking, no way Alonso could create a train situation like in Monaco.



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#20 LolaB0860

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:24

Haas screws it up and gets no points. Sainz ends up doing nothing all race. Alonso is boring 6th. Russel overtakes Hamilton with DRS. Verstappen laps the field. Stroll crashes. Crofty will shout nonsense.

#21 DaddyCool

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:24

Verstappen should let Alonso have his fun in T1, there's no reason for him to race hard if they are close.



#22 AvranaKern

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:25

McLaren should just sell the team to Audi/Porsche. They have become a middling team since 2008--15 years of mediocrity. They had the chance to knock it out of the park this year, and yet, they are still fighting to get into Q3. What a disappointment to see these legendary teams like McLaren and Williams becoming obsolete. 



#23 ARTGP

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:28

What tires do people have left?



#24 ARTGP

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:29

I think reddit has a spot-on prediction for this race: 

 

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Why is Ham's the one on fire?  :rotfl:



#25 Risil

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:31

What tires do people have left?

I have this graphic!

 

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#26 MortenF1

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:31

Surely most of them will start on mediums?
Maybe Alonso off-set from the default option? Probably soft rather than hard then, to maybe lead the race for a couple of laps.

#27 Cadence

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:31

Sainz needs to get Alonso off the start and put pressure on Verstappen if he's going to be a proper Grand Prix driver.


Et tu Risil?

#28 Topsu

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:31

Let's not get this twisted, if the race looks even half as boring as Baku, I'm hitting the bed early. Why did I need to announce this? I don't know. :p



#29 Risil

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:32

Et tu Risil?

I'm really grumpy about Carlos Sainz. He's good enough but he lacks whatever it is you need to take advantage of the critical moment. Hope I'm wrong, someone needs to stop Red Bull and it's not going to be Leclerc from 19th!



#30 Thursday

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:33

Having listened to the BBC each session so far and just dealt with the syncing problems, I'm not looking forward to listening to Sky for the race. Crofty I can manage, it's the all hand overs to Christian Horner that will test my patience.



#31 Risil

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:35

Let's not get this twisted, if the race looks even half as boring as Baku, I'm hitting the bed early. Why did I need to announce this? I don't know. :p

Let us know when you decide to call it a night! You know, in case things start getting interesting on lap 60.



#32 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:35

I think there is more in Sainz than what we have seen this season, to me appear he is trying to hard, it bites him, and he do not really take the blame when it was on him.



#33 Risil

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:36

I think there is more in Sainz than what we have seen this season, to me appear he is trying to hard, it bites him, and he do not really take the blame when it was on him.

Fisichella-esque



#34 Albertino

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:36

If Alonso gets a nice start I could see Max giving up the first corner, but Max hasn't had one poor start yet this year. 

 

I have no faith in Sainz to even get second, so money's on a Hamilton/Perez podium.


Edited by Albertino, 19 June 2022 - 17:37.


#35 Cadence

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:37

I'm really grumpy about Carlos Sainz. He's good enough but he lacks whatever it is you need to take advantage of the critical moment. Hope I'm wrong, someone needs to stop Red Bull and it's not going to be Leclerc from 19th!


I just don't get that rationale.

Sainz beat LeClerc last year in points, and he did it in the same car on merit.

#36 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:37

Fisichella-esque

 

That is a very apt comparison. 



#37 ARTGP

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:38

I think there is more in Sainz than what we have seen this season, to me appear he is trying to hard, it bites him, and he do not really take the blame when it was on him.


Most people know it. He’s failing in very basic task which he wasn’t last season. He’s better than this. It’s arguably a slump. I think Leclerc still has his number, but bottling basic qualy laps at every opportunity is fairly out of character.

#38 Risil

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:39

I just don't get that rationale.

Sainz beat LeClerc last year in points, and he did it in the same car on merit.

I know, but I don't remember anything he did!



#39 Ben1980

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:39

Tv said that it's hard for overtaking recently.

Obviously Verstappen walks this, as he will most races. Hopefully the rest is interesting.

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#40 H0R

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:39

To be compliant with canadian law I hereby request this thread to be bilingual throughout. 

Pour être conforme à la loi canadienne, je demande par la présente que ce fil de discussion soit entièrement bilingue.

 



#41 Risil

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:40

C'est bien



#42 PistolPete

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:40

Do not forget Magnussen and Schumacher.... :cool:


I think the race pace of the Haas is for 15-16, so most linely the will have a long frustrating race being overtake, by all the cars they outqualified in the rain.

#43 H0R

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:41

C'est bien

 You forgot the english part. To the stakes!

Vous avez oublié la partie anglaise. Aux enjeux !


Edited by H0R, 19 June 2022 - 17:41.


#44 AvranaKern

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:41

It was actually a good gesture on Kevin's part to remind Brundle that Mick is right beside him, almost like promoting his success.



#45 thegamer23

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:41

Hopefully a fun race ahead with Alonso doing Alonso things! 

 

And Haaaaaaas

Hopefully it wasn't just a wet setup gamble

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 19 June 2022 - 17:42.


#46 TheMidnight

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:41

If Alonso gets a nice start I could see Max giving up the first corner, but Max hasn't had one poor start yet this year.

I have no faith in Sainz to even get second, so money's on a Hamilton/Perez podium.


Nah, Carlos will bin it, Lewis will find some way to get himself screwed over and Mr Inheritor will claim another podium.

#47 LolaB0860

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:42

I just don't get that rationale.

Sainz beat LeClerc last year in points, and he did it in the same car on merit.

 

There was (essentially) nothing at stake last year though, other than constructors championship for 3rd. No particular pressure.


Edited by LolaB0860, 19 June 2022 - 17:44.


#48 Risil

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:42

Brundle looks like he's wearing a morning coat



#49 FLB

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:43

Günther looks happy on the grid.



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Posted 19 June 2022 - 17:43

Having listened to the BBC each session so far and just dealt with the syncing problems, I'm not looking forward to listening to Sky for the race. Crofty I can manage, it's the all hand overs to Christian Horner that will test my patience.

And just as I read this, Martin, with a grid full of slebs says, "oooh, let's talk to Christian. "