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    Hmm... looks like Mercedes are really no good on temp street circuits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed_Insanity View Post
    Hmm... looks like Mercedes are really no good on temp street circuits?
    Apparently most permanent circuits have grippier tarmac, whereas public roads end up with a smoother, less grippy micro-finish that puts less energy into the tyres.

    Over the years Merc seem to have shifted from a car that ate its rear tyres to one that is gentle on them, giving superior long-run performance but slower warm-up. Last year they had DAS to dial in some toe and warm the fronts, this year it's the same car but without that option.

    So they struggle to warm the tyres up in cooler weather and on smoother tarmac. Conversely they have an advantage when it's hot and wear is a limiting factor.

    Obviously setup and driving style also play into switching on the tyres, last time Bottas managed to find the sweet spot to get the tyres working, this week it seems that Hamilton has.

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    Yeah, glad to see Hamilton improving, don’t want to hear him whine about his car and his team for the whole race!

    I also 2nd Alonso’s suggestion to shuffle people who caused red flags to the back of the grid. Leclerc got his pole fair and square this time around, but he definitely should not have been allowed to keep his pole position back in Monaco. Shuffling back to the grid would also encourage the team to swap out the drivetrain just to be safe since you couldn’t be penalized any further!

    Anyway, it’s really surprising to see so many F1 drivers hit the wall so far…

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    Gotta remember to turn off the magic at the right time. Wild ending.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    Wild indeed!

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    I hope Ron found the time to make up with Mansur before the latter's passing.

    End of an era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kchrpm View Post
    Gotta remember to turn off the magic at the right time. Wild ending.
    he did, accidentally switched it back on at launch.
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    Driver of car #9 is dangerous. He shouldn't be racing at this level.
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    Let’s go Vettel and Perez.

    But on the tire issue. Of course Pirelli will sound confident that there is no problem after one car crashes at 200mph on the straight. But after the second car crashes on the straight? While leading? And the championship leader? That’s a bad look. Get your shit together Pirelli.

    Hamilton borks the championship lead trying to be a hero. Watch out for that brake magic!

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    It was peculiar that both cars blew their left rears. However, left rear shouldn’t be the most stressed, right?

    Anyway, it is kind dumb for them to run so fast on a street circuit…

    As it is, I kinda want more street circuits… giving us more unexpected results. Saw one of the YouTube commenter making an interesting observation…

    Winner: fired by racing point
    2nd: fired by Ferrari
    3rd: fired by Red Bull

    Nice to see them firing back!

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