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Formula 1 2016 Season

Discussion in Sports started by Badgriuel, Apr 16, 2016

  1. Jul 20, 2010
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    Well it's that time of the year again. 11 teams flying around the world with sexy and fast cars. Ferrari looks to pounce and bring the fight to Mercedes during testing. But is Mercedes holding something back are they moving at their own pace because they know what they have in hand?

    Australian Grand Prix Results:

    1st place Nico Rosberg Mercedes

    2nd place Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

    3rd place Sebastian Vettel Ferrari

    The first race of the season saw a lot of attrition for us, 6 cars did not finish the race including Kimi Raikkonen with his Turbo catching fire. We had a horrible crashing involving Fernando Alonso and Esteban Gutierrez. Alonso was able to walk away from the crash but he suffered broken ribs and a minor collapsed lung.



    Bahrain Grand Prix Results:

    1st place Nico Rosberg Mercedes

    2nd place Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari

    3rd place Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

    Ferrari only had one car finish in this race as well, Sebastian Vettel on his formation lap had the engine blow on him and that was the end of the race for him. Lewis Hamilton had a big shunt at the first corner and heavily damaged his car that reduced his speed by 1 second a lap. But even with that damage he was still able to secure a third place finish.




    Tonight at 11pm PST will be the Chinese Grand Prix, we have some very interesting story lines. Lewis Hamilton will be starting at the back of the grid after falling to set a time in Q1 during Qualifying. He had an issue with his ERS system on his car. This isn't the first time he's started from the back, the last two time were in 2014 and both times he was able to finish third. Nico Rosberg was able to set his fastest time in Q2 on a set of soft tires and was down by only .122 seconds to the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen who set his time on the super soft tire. This was a gamble that can pay off in the race for Rosberg. The track at China is very hard on tires and chews them up quickly, the super soft tire is said to only give you around 5 good laps before the performance starts to drop off on it. Rosberg can start on the soft tires where as both Ferrari's must start on super softs. With Rosberg securing pole in qualifying and both Ferrari's starting 3rd and 4th this is a big advantage to Mercedes.

    Qualifying results:

    1st place Nico Rosberg Mercedes with a lap of 1:35.402

    2nd place Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing with a lap of 1:35.917

    3rd place Kimi Raikkonen Ferrar with a lap of 1:35.972
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      loved that collision between Raikkonen and is teammate
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      • Jul 20, 2010
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        I loved that also, but the best part was after the race when Vettel was being a spoiled brat and yelling at Kvyat in the waiting room. Kvyat was just laughing it off and saying hey its racing you left me room and I took it.
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        The FIA is still being slow with their race edits. But it's out now and it seems now their doing race highlight videos. Which I'm alright with since it shows more of the action in the race. The Chinese Grand Prix had a lot of great racing behind Rosberg. This was another commanding win by Rosberg and Mercedes. This made 6 wins in a row for Rosberg and he doesn't seem to be phased by anything so far. It was funny seeing Ferrari almost having both of their cars being taken out on turn 1 lap 1 because of Vettel making a mistake.

        1st place Nico Rosberg Mercedes

        2nd place Sebastian Vettel Ferrari

        3rd place Daniil Kvyat Red Bull Racing



        This Sunday at 5am PST will be the Russian Grand Prix. Will we see Rosberg with another commanding win? Can Hamilton get back into form and snatch a win from Rosberg or will we see Ferrari snatching a win from Mercedes?
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        • Jul 20, 2010
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          Today is a sad day this marks the 22nd anniversary of racing's most legendary driver Ayrton Senna death at Imola back on May 1st 1994. The sport lost an amazing driver that would have went on to set records that no one could have broken if his life wasn't cut short by a tragic chain of events.





          One of the many political things that went on during 1989 to try and stop Senna from winning the championship. Alain Prost and Jean-Marie Balestre hated Senna with a passion because of how easy he made racing look. Thus you had the President of the FIA bringing down harsh judgement on Senna to favor Prost so Prost could win the 1989 championship, even though Prost was the one that tried to take Senna out of the racing.



          Next years Suzuka Grand Prix Drivers briefing
          Badgriuel, May 1, 2016 Last edited by Badgriuel, May 1, 2016
        • Jul 20, 2010
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          The race edit for the Russian Grand Prix is out. It had an eventful first lap 2nd turn accident and the racing behind Nico Rosberg was good. Nico Rosberg had a pretty uneventful race, he led from the start of the race all the way to the checkered flag. Nico Rosberg is now the 4th driver in Formula 1 History to win 7 races in a row. He joins the likes of Sebastian Vettel 9 consecutive victories 2013, Alberto Ascari 7 consecutive victories 1952-1943, and Michael Schumacher 7 consecutive victories 2004.

          With Nico's win this builds his lead over his teammate and if he can continue with how he's driving he might be able to eclipse Vettel's 9 consecutive victories.

          1st place Nico Rosberg Mercedes

          2nd place Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

          3rd place Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari



          This Sunday at 5am PST will be the Spanish Grand Prix, this is another high speed track that plays into Mercedes favor and lets them stretch their legs. Mercedes came into Russia with an upgrade to their fuel delivery system that net them a big increase in horsepower.
        • Jul 20, 2010
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          Sorry for the late post. But the Spanish Grand prix got off to a wild start with Lewis Hamilton taking out himself and Nico Rosberg on the first lap. This is the first time both Mercedes cars did not finish the race over the past 2 seasons. Neither driver was faulted and it was deemed a racing incident, but from all the videos I've seen it was Lewis Hamilton that did a brash move to Nico's inside when there was no space for him that caused both of them to be knocked out of the race.

          After the first lap crash it quickly became a fight between Red Bull and Ferrari for the win. The young rookie Max Verstappen was able to out race both Ferrari's in his first race with Red Bull Racing and won the race also becoming the worlds youngest Formula 1 driver to win a grand prix at the ripe age of 18

          1st place Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing

          2nd place Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari

          3rd place Sebastian Vettel Ferrari



          This Sunday at 5am PST will be the Monaco Grand Prix, will we see another crash between Mercedes drivers or will there be an understanding between the team and both drivers about not making lunging moves that can cost the team the race?
          Badgriuel, May 27, 2016 Last edited by Badgriuel, May 27, 2016
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          When are they coming back to COTA?
        • Jul 20, 2010
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          October 23rd is the race at COTA
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          The Monaco Grand Prix started in very wet conditions and it made for some interesting opening laps under the safety car. After that all hell broke loose with cars going into the barriers and drivers losing their cool. It all looked like Daniel Ricciardo was going to score a win for the 2016 season when his mechanics botched his pit stop when switching from intermediate tires over to the softs. He sat idle in the pit box for well over 10 seconds waiting for his tires to be brought out of the garage, this let Hamilton close the gap and pass him for the lead. Rosberg had his race sidelined with brake cooling problems which let him limp to a 7th place finish.

          1st place Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

          2nd place Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing

          3rd place Sergio Perez Force India



          This Sunday at 11am PST is the Canadian Grand Prix. We've got another Mercedes front row for the start of the race, but can Ferrari or Red Bull Racing bring the fight to Mercedes on this high speed track and snatch a win from Mercedes?
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          Well the Canadian Grand Prix had a lot of good racing, it started with some early drama with Hamilton hitting Rosberg wide at turn one and making him drop down positions as Vettel was able to race past both Silver Arrows on the start. But Ferrari made a silly mistake bringing Vettel in so early while Mercedes kept Hamilton out on a 1 stop race. Hamilton and Mercedes were able to make the one stop race work for them while Ferrari and Vettel were trying to play catch up with their pit stop blunder.

          1st place Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

          2nd place Sebastian Vettel Ferrari

          3rd place Valtteri Bottas Williams



          This Sunday at 6am PST will be the European Grand Prix at the brand new Baku City Circuit. This is a on the streets of Baku. We have Rosberg starting in pole position with Daniel Ricciardo starting beside him. Hamilton will be starting from P10 after crashing out in Q3 of qualifying. This is a track with a very long straight 1.3 miles long can Ferrari or Red Bull match Mercedes pace on the long straight or will Mercedes power pull away on them?
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          Last week we saw Mercedes is superiour on the long straights so they can't give this away, unless Hamilton messes up somewhow, which wouldn't be that much of a surprise, right?
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          Well the European Grand Prix was uneventful at the front for Nico Rosberg he led from the start of the face and never lost the lead even when he came in to change tires. The racing behind him was good though. Sergio Perez was able to run with Ferrari in his Force India and finish in third an amazing result for that team. Lewis Hamilton was able to finish 5th after starting 10th.

          1st place Nico Rosberg Mercedes

          2nd place Sebastian Vettel Ferrari

          3rd place Sergio Perez Force India

          This Sunday at 5am PST will be the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton needs to rebound after a lack luster drive at Baku and Vettel is going to have a 5 Grid spot penalty for a gearbox change after Practice on Friday.

          Will we see another Mercedes win as this track is high speed and Mercedes seems to be the fastest cars around on any given track.