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#1 SophieB

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:12

Much briefer than usual because it is happening soon!

 

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They line up like this:

 

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Above all, this is a weekend of reflection and celebration of those missed, and never forgotten

 

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#2 Hellenic tifosi

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:13

Wanted to post it in the build-up thread, but just saw that a race day thread was created: Drivers were apparently ecstatic with the circuit, and especially Max was very vocal about it:

https://www.autospor...plans/10612866/

#3 SophieB

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:15



Today's trophies pay special tribute to Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger on the 30th anniversary of their passing at Imola #F1 #Formula1 #ImolaGP

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They're also emblazoned with the names of each winner and podium-sitter in the history of the race. The 2023 space is dedicated to the people of the Emilia-Romagna region after devastating floods meant that the race couldn't go ahead.


#4 jonpollak

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:15

Thanks Soph.
I just wanted somewhere to post the antidote to MiamiGP stupidity.

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Bellisimo !!
Jp

#5 SophieB

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:18

 
A legend of the present, honouring a legend of the past. Watch as Sebastian Vettel drives Ayrton Senna's 1993 around the historic Imola Circuit #F1 #ImolaGP

https://x.com/F1/sta...157265614852409



#6 Risil

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:18











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Today's trophies pay special tribute to Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger on the 30th anniversary of their passing at Imola #F1 #Formula1 #ImolaGP

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They're also emblazoned with the names of each winner and podium-sitter in the history of the race. The 2023 space is dedicated to the people of the Emilia-Romagna region after devastating floods meant that the race couldn't go ahead.

Shape of the trophies reminds me of the Seinfeld episode with the Fusilli Jerry. "Million-to-one shot, doc!"

#7 Hellenic tifosi

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:18

Ferrari are slightly disadvantaged in terms of tyre options, as they bizarrely chose to run mediums yesterday in qualifying.

I know it's a certain one stopper, but a SC or Red Flag after half distance could really expose this weakness.

Edited by Hellenic tifosi, 19 May 2024 - 12:24.


#8 Clrnc

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:24

30% 40% rain? Seems very dry race



#9 TomNokoe

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:25

Whoever is ahead out of Sainz and Piastri will go long and win on a cheap VSC/SC pit stop

#10 JimmyClark

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:28

30% 40% rain? Seems very dry race


Clouds are bubbling up, but looking at forecasts rain has a small chance of coming an hour after the race.

#11 Risil

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:28

One-stopper likely?

#12 ANF

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:29

Pit stop time loss last year was a whopping 27.8–29.3 seconds, typically around 28.2–28.4.



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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:30

Maybe Lando will crash into Max and we get a Ferrari win !

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#14 Thursday

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:32

What I want to happen is a mixed up race with a tight battle for the lead ending with a win for LeClerc, a podium for Hamilton and points for Albon.

 

What I expect to happen is the leaders circling around 2 seconds apart, a DRS train in the midfield, Verstappen victory, Hamilton 6th, Albon 14th.

 

What I do not want to happen is any red flag delay. The football kicks off at 4.



#15 jonpollak

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:33

Im very happy about the gravel
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#16 brucewayne

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:34

Maybe Lando will crash into Max and we get a Ferrari win !

Jp


No, I want to see a battle between RB/McLaren/Ferrari until the last corner.

#17 sportyskells

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:36

Pit stop time loss last year was a whopping 27.8–29.3 seconds, typically around 28.2–28.4.

we were NOT here last year



#18 JimmyClark

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:37

Brundle would have got more out of Eddie there.

#19 Hellenic tifosi

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:37

By the way, watching the old McLaren, it's size and proportions seem much more "right" than the current monsters.

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#20 pRy

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:37

Brundle would have got more out of Eddie there.

 
He sounded annoyed someone recognised him.   :rotfl:

#21 Tiakumosan

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:39

No, I want to see a battle between RB/McLaren/Ferrari until the last corner.


Lando to crash into Max at the last corner then.

#22 jonpollak

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:39


He sounded annoyed someone recognised him. :rotfl:


He’s damn annoying to begin with so….
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#23 JimmyClark

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:39

By the way, watching the old McLaren, it's size and proportions seem much more "right" than the current monsters.


Yeah, when I went to the Ferrari museum last year (as this race was rained off) you see a load of the old cars side to side and it was almost shocking how small they looked, having been used to seeing the current boats. But they looked so much more "F1". I really hope F1 delivers on its promise to shrink them somewhat.

Edited by JimmyClark, 19 May 2024 - 12:39.


#24 pRy

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:41

These celebrities and their sour "Oh god do I really need to talk to you" faces.

#25 SamH123

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:42

Never seen that Ferrari ceo before but didn't cover himself in glory



#26 Venom21

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:42

Elkann reaallly didn't want to talk to Chandhok did he?



#27 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:42

Great to see Eddie Swervine there. Bet Ted (‘the tubby fella’ in Irv’s words) is giving him a wide berth this weekend.  :lol:



#28 ANF

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:43

we were NOT here last year

Last year that F1 was at Imola then. :)

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:43

He’s damn annoying to begin with so….
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He's a civilian and it's weird.

#30 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:44

Elkann reaallly didn't want to talk to Chandhok did he?

Probably wondering who the hell he was to be fair lol.



#31 jonpollak

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:45

Oops… goodbye random punter !!!
Ha

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#32 Venom21

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:45

LOL that reporter just got whacked.


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#33 ANF

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:45

Gasly reported a lot of bouncing on the laps to the grid.

#34 JimmyClark

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:47

These children are less scary than those that sung Azerbaijan's anthem on their first race.

#35 SamH123

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:47

The Italian anthem performance is always good



#36 jcbc3

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:48

It really is the best national anthem



#37 Topsu

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:48

Awesome anthem!



#38 TauriJ

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:48

What a beatiful anthem

#39 Pete_f1

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:48

If Max gets out in front it's a sure win for him.

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#40 sportyskells

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:50

And we here that Music again later in the year unless Ferrari wins 



#41 Thursday

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:50

These children are less scary than those that sung Azerbaijan's anthem on their first race.

That's because the Italian anthem is a happy song.



#42 Garagista

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:50

Not italian but the Italian National Anthem is unbeatable.

Encore please!!! :p

#43 Muppetmad

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:51

Davide  :lol:



#44 Pieter

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:52

Verstappen just won, the 24h of the Nürburgring on iRacing.



#45 JimmyClark

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:52

This race is either going to be fantastic or incredibly dull I feel. Hopefully the drivers go for it rather than fall into tyre management mode, sadly I feel it might be the latter though.

#46 southernstars

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:53

Every time I hear the Italian anthem I just remember Schumi with a big grin conducting his mechanics. Iconic.



#47 JeePee

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:53

Davide :lol:

Not sure if he's got the best drugs in the world, or that he forgot to take them.

Edited by JeePee, 19 May 2024 - 12:53.


#48 jonpollak

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:53

Jimmy .. never took you for a glass half empty guy
Jp

#49 jonklug

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:54

Every time I hear the Italian anthem I just remember Schumi with a big grin conducting his mechanics. Iconic.


Man I loved my childhood.

#50 JimmyClark

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:54

Jimmy .. never took you for a glass half empty guy
Jp


I am really excited about it but I fear disappointment today!