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#1 TomNokoe

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 16:30

It's a new day in Montreal... CCTV fixed and a cold, dry track. The small matter of a 70 lap grand prix await the drivers, and a tantalising grid at that.

 

Verstappen on pole is aiming for Red Bull's 100th win, but was struggling in dry conditions on Friday. Is it too much to think he could be under threat today?

Alonso matched his front row from 2022 and is in a great position to capitalise in the upgraded Aston Martin, and what of Hamilton lurking in third at one of his favourite tracks?

 

Elsewhere, the top 10 includes two McLaren, one Haas and one Williams. Another topsy-turvy grid with Ferrari and Perez on a recovery mission.

 

The race starts in 90 minutes (1900 BST / 2000 CEST).

 

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#2 aray

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 16:35

Going to miss the race.Considering my bad luck,Alonso will most likely win when I am not watching. :(

#3 JimmyClark

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 16:47

I can't watch live as I'm on a train (yet again) but hope everybody enjoys it. It's about time we had a crazy race! Not too optimistic it will be today though.

#4 Ali_G

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 16:53

What an odd skit with Zhou.

#5 dissident

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 16:53

If it’s cold we could see more people going for a single stop or MMH

#6 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 16:54

What an odd skit with Zhou.

 

Typical Sky F1 fluff.

 

Although Ted's bumbling makes it moderately funny.



#7 Clatter

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 16:57

Are there any showers forecast, or is it going to stay dry?

#8 Anja

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 16:58

Are there any showers forecast, or is it going to stay dry?

 

Overcast but almost certainly dry from what I've heard.



#9 dave34m

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:02

Thank God F1TV has started its pre show and I can turn off George Russell lie detector test on Sky, 



#10 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:03

Going for the obvious but can't see anything other than a Max win again today - hope I'm wrong. The issue (as usual) is if Alonso jumps him at the start, it'll be an easy DRS flyby within 3 or 4 laps. You just can't defend, even if you're Alonso.



#11 Ali_G

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:06

Going for the obvious but can't see anything other than a Max win again today - hope I'm wrong. The issue (as usual) is if Alonso jumps him at the start, it'll be an easy DRS flyby within 3 or 4 laps. You just can't defend, even if you're Alonso.


Will take Mechanical issues or a collision at T1.

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:08

The issue (as usual) is if Alonso jumps him at the start, it'll be an easy DRS flyby within 3 or 4 laps.

last one to take the lead from 2nd in Montreal was also Damon Hill 30 years ago, so the likeliness isn't particularly high.



#13 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:14

Quite a high chance of SC here, no?



#14 FLB

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:14

Quite a high chance of SC here, no?

Montreal? Always.



#15 w1Y

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:15

So assuming it doesn't finish under safety car how many secs will max win by today? I'll go 18

#16 Clrnc

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:15

Cold conditions means Merc is going to be strong today



#17 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:16

I cannot watch the coverage yet, is it bone dry and what’s the forecast looking like?

#18 Ali_G

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:17

I cannot watch the coverage yet, is it bone dry and what’s the forecast looking like?


Overcast and dry.

#19 LolaB0860

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:19

So assuming it doesn't finish under safety car how many secs will max win by today? I'll go 18

 

My guess is 33



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#20 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:20

I cannot watch the coverage yet, is it bone dry and what’s the forecast looking like?

 

Scatterings of groundhog with a 80% threat of maple syrup in the closing stages.

 

Outside chance of moose and poutine halfway through.



#21 FLB

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:24

Scatterings of groundhog with a 80% threat of maple syrup in the closing stages.

 

Scatterings of groundhog was Häkkinen in 1994.



#22 tempname11

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:25

Today it will likely be about Alonso vs Hamilton (vs Russel?) for P2. Rooting for Fernando, he had a terrible weekend last time. Hopefully he can hold off the Mercs today.

#23 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:28

Quite a high chance of SC here, no?

 

I placed $1 on that for a profit of $0.30 need to experience winning a little again.



#24 Cadence

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:30

Scatterings of groundhog with a 80% threat of maple syrup in the closing stages.

Outside chance of moose and poutine halfway through.

Brilliant! :lol: :up:

#25 Cadence

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:31

Scatterings of groundhog was Häkkinen in 1994.

I'd forgotten about that.

#26 Ali_G

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:36

Piero is like looking at the Old Man.

#27 w1Y

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:36

Oh oh le clercs bad luck

#28 Frankbullitt

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:38

I’m hoping for a dramatic race, but I fear a procession with the colder track

#29 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:39

I’m hoping for a dramatic race, but I fear a procession with the colder track

 

Either way, a proper track.



#30 Dutchrudder

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:40

Unfortunately beyond a first corner crash I can’t see anyone challenging Max for the win today. Hard to recover a car without a safety car around here, which might keep the action close, but he’s going to have pace in hand for an extra stop if he wishes isn’t he.

Interesting to see the relative pace of Merc Vs Aston, should be a nice battle between Fred and Lewis today.

#31 Ali_G

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:42

Unfortunately beyond a first corner crash I can’t see anyone challenging Max for the win today. Hard to recover a car without a safety car around here, which might keep the action close, but he’s going to have pace in hand for an extra stop if he wishes isn’t he.

Interesting to see the relative pace of Merc Vs Aston, should be a nice battle between Fred and Lewis today.


Suspect Merc race pace allied with cold conditions will have Merc overpower Aston today.

#32 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:45

I enjoy Martin's pre-national anthem pouncing. 



#33 sniper80

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:47

What an anti-climax that the track is bone dry... Would be an instant classic again with rain. Anyway, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve usually produces amazing races. Let's hope for the best.



#34 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:48

Proper gridwalk.

 

Well done, Martin. There seems to be a noticeable move away from the cringefest stuff, although I suppose that's the nature of the circuits that we're at at the moment. 



#35 Boing 2

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:48

Is Irvine's sister still working at Ferrari? i thought I saw her in one of the shots.



#36 Disgrace

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:48

What an anti-climax that the track is bone dry... Would be an instant classic again with rain. Anyway, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve usually produces amazing races. Let's hope for the best.

 

Not in the DRS era...



#37 Dan333SP

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:49

Clouds cleared here at hairpin and it’s sunny and hot!

#38 sniper80

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:50

Typical F1 that you watch Q and think, hmmmm Hulkenberg P2, yet the day after he starts P5...



#39 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:51

Absolutely pouring down now.

 

I am in the UK though. Thank god for that...much needed!



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#40 Thursday

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:51

The lack of celebrities gave us a proper grid walk where Martin could talk to people he knows.



#41 Clatter

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:54

So LeClerc has already been in the wars, and broken the floor on the way to the grid. Doesn't bode well for his afternoon if he can't stay on the track just getting to the grid.

#42 TomNokoe

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:56

Air 18
Track 33

Quite windy according to team radio

#43 TomNokoe

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:57

Everyone on Mediums apart from

Perez Hard
Magnussen Hard
Bottas Hard
Gasly Soft

#44 w1Y

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:58

The lack of celebrities gave us a proper grid walk where Martin could talk to people he knows.


And people respectful. It's so much better when he speaks to people who know him because they are fans of the sport.

#45 ARTGP

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:58

Everyone on Mediums apart from

Perez Hard
Magnussen Hard
Bottas Hard
Gasly Soft

 

That's a spicy strat from Alpine. 



#46 w1Y

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:58

So will Norris have another bad start

Alonso will look to defend rather than attack here.

Edited by w1Y, 18 June 2023 - 17:58.


#47 Tonybrise

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:59

So LeClerc has already been in the wars, and broken the floor on the way to the grid. Doesn't bode well for his afternoon if he can't stay on the track just getting to the grid.

That’s a tad unfair and fails to understand how hard these cars are to drive. Prost once binned his Ferrari on the warm up lap so even World Champions get caught out.



#48 Ruusperi

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 17:59

No expectations whatsoever, so can't be disappointed, right?



#49 TauriJ

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 18:00

Turn 1-2 mayhem incoming

#50 Ali_G

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Posted 18 June 2023 - 18:01

Yowser. Just how big is Montreal’s subway?