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#1 SophieB

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 18:29

Austria 2022

 

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Yes, it's race week. Again. We move from British Motorsport's spiritual home to Red Bull's. No, not Milton Keynes but Spielberg, Austria where we can expect a lot of stuff like the header image from a few years back or even, gawdhelpus, this:
 

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What larks, Pip! Plainly the dressing up stuff doesn't curse Red Bull like it did Mercedes that time. Anyway, for those like, two of you out there who don't already know all this, Red Bull own the circuit, hence this fellow that disappointingly you cant climb or even get that close to:
 

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It's the old Österreichring, of course - a very fast (too fast, probably) circuit last seen being used for F1 in basically its original configuration back in 1987. Since then, it fell on hard times but has been given a ton of liposuction to make it smaller and brought back up to F1 spec by Red Bull. To be honest, I preferred it how it was but if not for Red Bull, I think it's likely we wouldn't be seeing F1 race here at all. But we are, and here's how everyone lines up going in:
 
 
 
 
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And the driver kebab:
 
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When is it on?
 
I know some of you are going to say you are pleased about this but for the rest of us I bring horrifying news - it is a Sprint weekend  :(  The timetable is therefore this in local time:
 
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An hour earlier for British viewers.
 
what are the tyres?
 
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What is the weather going to be
 
I do not know yet! Feel free to post forecasts
 
Oh, and there's this.
 
Formula 1
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Fernando the Marathon Man
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has now driven 92,643km, the longest distance in F1! #F1


 
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Feel free to imagine 54.2 million Alonsos and also feel free to share stuff you remember about visiting the Austrian GP or watching it on tv.



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#2 smitten

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 18:35

 

And the driver kebab:

 
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Bottas is really screwing with my OCD there.  I hate him! :rotfl:



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Posted 04 July 2022 - 18:37

I dislike the actual circuit (too short) but it is an absolutely lovely spot!  It would be fun to attend that race some day.  I suspect Max will dominate the weekend unless his car breaks.



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Posted 04 July 2022 - 18:38

Bottas is really screwing with my OCD there.  I hate him! :rotfl:

 

Norris and Bottas are really wrecking the 'animals went in two by two, hurrah' vibe, yeah.



#5 ARTGP

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 18:39

Wait, it’s a sprint weekend? Sigh.

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#6 Gareth

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 18:42

Wooh! Sprint!

 

Looking forward to the inevitable Max/Charles clash ...

 

(tbh I'm away for the weekend, so not ideal as I'm going to have a 4hr "qualifying/sprint/race" F1-fest on Sunday afternoon ... at least it will keep me off my phone for 2 days avoiding the result, which can only be a good thing)



#7 Heyli

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 18:56

Pretty excited that it's a sprint weekend tbh. Going there on friday, so 3 days of on track action, definitely something to look forward too!

 

Weather forecast is always a bit inaccurate so many days in advance. We just got a heat wave behind us and the coming week it's getting cooler with definitely a possibility for some rain over the weekend.



#8 TheAviator

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 18:58

Just waiting to see what Ferrari does to Leclerc this week.

Spain - DNF from the lead

Monaco - Strategy disaster from lead

Baku - DNF from the lead (probably finished 2nd)

Canada - 20 place grid penalty duo to 2 DNFs

Silverston - Strategy disaster from lead

Austria - pending

#9 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 18:58

Bottas is really screwing with my OCD there.  I hate him! :rotfl:

 

We know who the best 6 teams are.



#10 Cacarella

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:03

If the Ferrari fans get their wish, Sainz will spin out at the first corner or have a mechanical failure. Screw our boy!!1!

#11 TheAviator

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:10

If the Ferrari fans get their wish, Sainz will spin out at the first corner or have a mechanical failure. Screw our boy!!1!

No, Ferrari fans want a fight for WDC, correctly executed pit stops/strategy and owning up to **** ups they do. Nothing more, nothing less.

#12 jpm2019

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:11

Should be easy red bull victory ? Ferrari second and lots of teams fighting 3Rd



#13 Heyli

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:14

Should be easy red bull victory ? Ferrari second and lots of teams fighting 3Rd

Just as easy as the pole in Silverstone would be and just as easy as the race in Silverstone would be?

 

We'll see.



#14 sheSgoTthElooK

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:16

Rain please. 



#15 Risil

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:20

Dirndls and lederhosen for all!

#16 Gareth

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:21

Pretty excited that it's a sprint weekend tbh. Going there on friday, so 3 days of on track action, definitely something to look forward too!

 

Weather forecast is always a bit inaccurate so many days in advance. We just got a heat wave behind us and the coming week it's getting cooler with definitely a possibility for some rain over the weekend.

Hope you have an awesome weekend, Heyli!



#17 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:22

Fingers crossed: https://www.wundergr...st/at/spielberg



#18 lewislorenzo

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:37

Easy Max win

#19 Risil

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:38

Enjoy Heyli!



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#20 Gareth

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:40

Easy Max win

I said that 48hrs ago, and look where it got me ... :p

 

Actually, on that score ... Easy Max win.



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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:45

After attending Montreal and Silverstone, it's three in a row for me, and I'm camping to boot.

I am excited, but at the same time I've barely recovered. I wish Austria was next week, but alas. I've no idea how the mechanics and media do it!

I think Ferrari will be strong again. Slow corners and acceleration are their strength.

Interested to see how Alpine do, especially in qualifying. We could have another Alonso front row.

Interested to see what effect the altitude has.

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#22 HerbieMcQueen

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:46

One day I hope to see the little but loud dog (Alonso), barking away while leashed to a lamp post, finally have the chance to be set free to chase after all the rabbits. May this weekend be a good one.



#23 Ali623

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:50

Expecting Max domination here in normal circumstances, this is probably his best circuit and I’m sure he’ll be keen to make up for Silverstone. Hopefully Mercedes’ are still close here.

Norris as a dark horse? He always goes well around RBR.

#24 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 19:52

Rain, all kinds of mayhem, Magnussen emerge the winner.



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Posted 04 July 2022 - 20:26

 

I'll never understand why people bother talking about the weather on a Monday before a race, when a long range forecast is very rarely accurate. Might as well be posting what the weather's like on Mars, for as useful as that is!  :lol:



#26 Heyli

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 20:30

I'll never understand why people bother talking about the weather on a Monday before a race, when a long range forecast is very rarely accurate. Might as well be posting what the weather's like on Mars, for as useful as that is!  :lol:

Even the short range forecast is inaccurate enough! 



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Posted 04 July 2022 - 20:39

I'll never understand why people bother talking about the weather on a Monday before a race, when a long range forecast is very rarely accurate. Might as well be posting what the weather's like on Mars, for as useful as that is!  :lol:

 

Hang on now..... I will cling to any flimsy hope of something which can have Haas battle a little higher than a dry race will allow them - And in general, wettish gives all of us much, much, much better racing.

 

No rain on Mars next 10 days.



#28 HeadFirst

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 20:50

Thanks for the Intro, Sophie. I still haven't recovered from the Brit GP, but I will predict a Max victory, rain or shine. I'll also predict that Latifi will not make Q3, but I commend him for his efforts at Silverstone.



#29 MasterOfCoin

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 20:58

I'll never understand why people bother talking about the weather on a Monday before a race, when a long range forecast is very rarely accurate. Might as well be posting what the weather's like on Mars, for as useful as that is!  :lol:

BTW the weather on Mars is a high temperature of minus 25.5556 Celsius and low temperature of minus 87.7778.....



#30 Disgrace

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 20:59

Easy win for Max.

 

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#31 Risil

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 21:16

That is one hell of a 90s midfield livery.

#32 Ruusperi

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 21:26

I'll never understand why people bother talking about the weather on a Monday before a race, when a long range forecast is very rarely accurate. Might as well be posting what the weather's like on Mars, for as useful as that is!  :lol:

Indeed. It was only Thursday when you could say it might rain in Silverstone on Saturday. And even then the range of rain probability at 3 pm was 20% to 70% depending on the website.

At the moment it looks like a dry weekend, but let's see again in a few days.



#33 lewislorenzo

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 21:53

I said that 48hrs ago, and look where it got me ... :p

Actually, on that score ... Easy Max win.


He won here last year by 30 seconds. So only question is how big will the margin be

#34 SenorSjon

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 22:03

Easy win for Max.

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And Hype was on the Williams as well.

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It still exists! According to the wiki run by Gachot and sponsoring Force India. Updated a day ago, but the demise of FI probably not noticed.

#35 SilverArrow31

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 22:14

Ahh yes the race where I remember how much I love Red Bull for everything they have done for this sport despite being really annoying at times... im a Ham fan, shoot me

#36 Scaboo22

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 22:17

Bottas is really screwing with my OCD there.  I hate him! :rotfl:

 

Well if it wasn't Bottas it would be someone else, since Danny Ric can't keep up anymore. 



#37 Risil

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 22:19

Ahh yes the race where I remember how much I love Red Bull for everything they have done for this sport despite being really annoying at times... im a Ham fan, shoot me


I'm withholding my gratitude till Red Bull rebuild the other half of the circuit.  ;)

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 22:35

That is one hell of a 90s midfield livery.

 

And of all the sponsors form the 90's midfield teams one would bet on being in F1 in the 2010's. HYPE would've given a huge return on the bet.



#39 ThadGreen

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 23:19

I'll never understand why people bother talking about the weather on a Monday before a race, when a long range forecast is very rarely accurate. Might as well be posting what the weather's like on Mars, for as useful as that is!  :lol:

 

I have always felt that there is a 50% chance of rain every day, it will either rain or it won't.



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Posted 04 July 2022 - 23:23

I don't really like sprint weekends. Butr still. looking forward to this. I'll miss the sprint anyway - after last weekend at Silverstone I'm off to an even more glamorous sporting event - a pre-seasonf riendly between Bradford City and Derby County!


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#41 Paa

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 23:28

I have always felt that there is a 50% chance of rain every day, it will either rain or it won't.

 

Then, we'll also have a 50% chance of Latifi win!



#42 MaroF1

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Posted 05 July 2022 - 01:01

Excited to see how Charles will be screwed over by Ferrari this time and how slow Carlito will get all luck in the world!

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Posted 05 July 2022 - 04:16

Ferrari will find a way to screw Shaarl. Probably a straightforward win for one of the Bulls. 

 

Unless there's rain, i suspect a boring race



#44 Jones Foyer

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Posted 05 July 2022 - 04:33

Ahh yes the race where I remember how much I love Red Bull for everything they have done for this sport despite being really annoying at times... im a Ham fan, shoot me

F1 lost a LOT of money when they lost tobacco sponsorship. The energy drink money is pretty silly amounts of profit that is nicely filling the void from when the tobacco sponsors left. Oh In motorsports in general energy drinks are the new tobacco branding essentially, bringing a lot of exposure and money to the sport.

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#45 Beri

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Posted 05 July 2022 - 05:27

Great opening post Sophie! Silly me. Who still has his head at Silverstone. Never realizing. It's a double header! On a track. In Austria. My favorite holiday destination. In both winter and summer. And a track where I once "raced" at.

I'm looking forward! A track where passing can be done as well and races havent been dull there these past years.

Gruss Gott!

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#46 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 05 July 2022 - 06:31

Any dodgy headline sponsors this year?

#47 Heyli

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Posted 05 July 2022 - 06:51

Any dodgy headline sponsors this year?

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Posted 05 July 2022 - 07:19

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German is such a beautiful language.



#49 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 July 2022 - 07:23

Anyone who’ll rip you off by charging the price of three family cars for a single wristwatch definitely counts as dodgy to me.

#50 Heyli

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Posted 05 July 2022 - 07:26

German is such a beautiful language.

The all caps are obviously quite fitting (that was just a copy paste!).

 

That's how we pronounce it here.