F1 2021: New season discussion and chat

Dave

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He learnt from the master.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard another driver sulk about the victory celebrations after he DNF’ed.

There’s a lot of more real issues he could be crying about, but the podium celebrations?
 

hexagon

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I don't like genuine racing incidents being penalised, but LH is experienced enough to know that being in that position at Copse had a > 80% chance of sending someone off. His understeering front wheel clocked in enough force to break MV's rear axle on impact. Racing incident or not, true fans enjoy watching battles on the track and were deprived of that battle. Enough racing incidents like that and you earn a reputation as a dirty driver.
 

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Lewis only heard Max was in hospital during the interviews in the pen well after the race.
Had Hamilton been at all concerned he would have enquired of Max's wellbeing well before the interviews, he had the better part of 2 hours to find out. But why should he be concerned, after all he still didn't think he was at fault. He 1st stated he was ahead going into the corner then after the race stated he was exactly alongside.... To him he was BUT neither statement is true!
 

JohnMao

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I don't like genuine racing incidents being penalised, but LH is experienced enough to know that being in that position at Copse had a > 80% chance of sending someone off. His understeering front wheel clocked in enough force to break MV's rear axle on impact. Racing incident or not, true fans enjoy watching battles on the track and were deprived of that battle. Enough racing incidents like that and you earn a reputation as a dirty driver.
Same type of move on LeClerc. LeClerc jinked left as he thought Hamilton was about to ride into him. Not because he tried to overtake on the outside and keep first.
 

JohnMao

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Checo had better start qualifying better otherwise it's going to be a procession.
That was a kak move by Hamilton who pulled a similar move on LeClerc. Until then we were hoping it was going to be a very close race.
But some of these penalties are not tying up...Checo pushes Norris and LeClerc off the track at the Styrian GP and gets 2 x 5 second penalties...Hamilton shunts Verstappen out and gets a 10 second penalty and wins.
 

powermzii

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Had Hamilton been at all concerned he would have enquired of Max's wellbeing well before the interviews, he had the better part of 2 hours to find out. But why should he be concerned, after all he still didn't think he was at fault. He 1st stated he was ahead going into the corner then after the race stated he was exactly alongside.... To him he was BUT neither statement is true!
he did ask when the race was red flagged but there was no news
 

Gramps66

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Entry positioning and trajectory were completely different.
When Charles turned in , Lewis braked and Charles went wide. Lewis knew he will pass him eventually. With Max he could not take that chance, so he went for it. Driving around for 7 years smoking a cigar (except Rosberg 2016) and then suddenly finding out your car is not vastly superior anymore brings some real pressure.
 

Archer

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Max is out the hospital, no major injuries. It's something you never hope to see as an engineer, but always a relief when the safety aspects of a design work as intended
 
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