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Poll: Russian Grand Prix 2017, Sochi - Race 4/20

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, 26 Apr 2017.

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Rate the 2017 Russian Grand Prix

Poll closed 15 May 2017.
  1. 1

    16.7%
  2. 2

    31.8%
  3. 3

    24.2%
  4. 4

    9.1%
  5. 5

    10.6%
  6. 6

    3.0%
  7. 7

    3.0%
  8. 8

    1.5%
  9. 9

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 10

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Mr Jack

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 May 2004

    Posts: 22,599

    Location: Nordfriesland, Germany

    Great start from Bottas!

    Palmer was blocked in on the left, overcorrected and hit Grosjean. Racing incident, IMO.
     
  2. smr

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Mar 2008

    Posts: 8,575

    Location: Leicestershire

    Is it just brembo that aupply brakes?
     
  3. Outcast

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2008

    Posts: 2,921

    Location: Peterboro, Distro:Ubuntu

    Well that's Vandoorne up 3 places !!

    Hai ! (Watching Japanese stream !1)
     
  4. smr

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Mar 2008

    Posts: 8,575

    Location: Leicestershire

    Putins been going round the garages breaking everyones cars apart from kvyats.
     
  5. Outcast

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2008

    Posts: 2,921

    Location: Peterboro, Distro:Ubuntu

    Lol .. Hamilton Meltdown too !
     
  6. smr

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Mar 2008

    Posts: 8,575

    Location: Leicestershire

    Boring track
     
  7. drunkenmaster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,194

    Is kimi backing up Hamilton a little? Does anyone think Vettel/Ferrari are going to try to pit the very second they get a chance to get into a gap and push hard, try the undercut again?
     
  8. Matteh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,141

    Location: Surrey

    I don't think so - I don't think Hamilton has much in the way of pace at all. I think I heard during practice that the undercut isn't very effective here anyway.
     
  9. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    grumpy Ham, its been a shocking weekend since fp1 for him.

    bottas is surprising me this weekend. was expecting more of last weekend, qaulify well then be slow in race.
    but its ham which has just been slow this weekend.
     
  10. Outcast

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2008

    Posts: 2,921

    Location: Peterboro, Distro:Ubuntu

    Hambone is having to stay back to get some cool air into the rads.
     
  11. smr

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Mar 2008

    Posts: 8,575

    Location: Leicestershire

    Be great to see bottas win.
     
  12. CapitalOne

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Nov 2014

    Posts: 1,712

    Location: The Cronx

    Chopper pilot is a nutter!
     
  13. SS-89

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 May 2007

    Posts: 8,143

    Location: London

    Going to be a dull race
     
  14. Mr Jack

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 May 2004

    Posts: 22,599

    Location: Nordfriesland, Germany

    So.... Anything else going to happen?
     
  15. Outcast

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2008

    Posts: 2,921

    Location: Peterboro, Distro:Ubuntu

    If Bottas wins this (looking highly likely) does he leapfrog Lewis in the standings ?

    if so then... TEAM ORDERS I wonder how Lewis takes to being No.2 ?
     
  16. drunkenmaster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,194

    Brundle is such an idiot sometimes, he was pushing hard and catching Kimi, he's backed off because of the temps but Brundle is saying it doesn't matter because he's not near someone's gearbox.
     
  17. Irish_Tom

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,239

    Niki Lauda said there would be team orders if one car was clearly holding up the other (like the last race) but it was far too early in the season for 'number 1 and number 2 drivers'.
     
  18. utajoker

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2006

    Posts: 20,066

    Location: Wigan

    Hamilton has the pace, he just cant keep it up due to the temps.
     
  19. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 27,311

    Another yawnathon it would seem.
     
  20. drunkenmaster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,194

    RBR pace compared to the front two is insanely poor. Yet the FIA just announced all the engines were within 0.3 seconds because of some arbitrary and stupid testing based on the first three races. Which ignores things like engine saving, fuel saving, tire saving, strategy and being stuck behind other cars so backing off to save engine/tires/fuel.

    Verstappen is 20 seconds down on Hamilton who isn't going nearly as fast as he can due to temps.