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    Do you guys think the battle for third in the constructors' is a done deal?

    Can Alpha mount a challenge? can Ferrari turn their fortunes around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed_Insanity View Post
    As a driver, you couldn't make your own call?
    Not really. They have to get all of the people and things prepped for you, and if you're just refusing to do what you're told, you're likely to be out of a job.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    I think the Verstappen-Red Bull combo is the one to beat this year. MV drove really well and both cars passed Bottas like he wasn’t even there.

    For Mercedes to catch up they’ll have to dial in more power and… be more reactive with strategy! They’re too used to leading from in front.

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    Honestly not a fanboi post but Max really showed his mettle this race. Changing car strategy mid race and fighting back to pass Hamilton at a track Hamilton has literally owned since 2018 is just sheer genius driving.

    This is one of those drives the Hamilton fans call his greatest triumphs when the roles are reversed. Now Max has done while the WDC is so close. Just calm under pressure and made it happen.

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    Probably too late to react.

    It seems you undercut on these normal tracks, but overcut on temp street circuits?

    Or perhaps the screw up by Max on the 1st lap was a blessing in disguise. Had Lewis been in 2nd the whole time, surely they would’ve tried undercut 1st and then Max will end up losing the race?

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    Honestly not a fanboi post but Checo really showed his mettle this race. Making the hard strategy work to give Max a fighting chance against Hamilton at a track Hamilton has literally owned since 2018 is just solid driving.

    Max has won while the WDC is so close. His calm under pressure comes from knowing he can trust his teammate.
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    Not sure Perez had much to do with the WDC fight but he definitely kept the Manufacturer’s Championship lead expanding. It’s about time RBR had a solid #2.

    You know, besides all the diarrhea…

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    Yeah, solid #1s like Hamilton and Max are usually very rare... not to mention painful when you pee out solid stones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    Honestly not a fanboi post but Max really showed his mettle this race. Changing car strategy mid race and fighting back to pass Hamilton at a track Hamilton has literally owned since 2018 is just sheer genius driving.

    This is one of those drives the Hamilton fans call his greatest triumphs when the roles are reversed. Now Max has done while the WDC is so close. Just calm under pressure and made it happen.
    Ehhhh I wouldn't go that far. It was a good drive, no doubt about that. But it really came down to straight line speed (which the Merc seems to be missing this year - is that a DAS thing or an engine thing?) and better grip due to the strategy.

    At the start of the year you wouldn't have seen me typing anything that wouldn't say that a Ham/Merc title was a given, but now what I'm seeing is Mercedes making mistakes, and a stronger car from Red Bull. If you change one of those two factors then it'll switch things right around.

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    Nothing is given, things could easily switch around either way yes…

    However, if Hamilton failed to win this season, it’d be because Mercedes failed to pay Lewis top dollars!

    As RB stole more and more Mercedes people over, the two teams seemed to have switched too!

    It used to be Mercedes with both cars consistently finishing near the top, but now Bottas is becoming more like one of them RB jr drivers…

    Anyway, very interesting season so far. If RB failed to win it this year, surely they will in subsequent years… it’d be funny if Honda failed to win again in their last year, but their former team end up as multichamps of the future… so sad and stupid.
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