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    Spanish GP 2017 - Race thread

    Just arrived at the circuit for the GP3 race and the guy in second on the grid knocked off the pole sitter on the inside into turn 1. Let's hope for more of the same later on! It's race day!

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    Forza Ferrari.

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    if Vet wins he extends his lead to at least 20 points, a real shame he didn't get pole. Hopefully we will manage tyres better than merc

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    VET RAI 1-2 today please.

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    We need early lead in both championships as much as possible. Seems like we have reliability issues, which might haunt later in season. So if any penalty is charged, we can have that buffer.
    Should not give a sniff of title lead to ham at any cost, he will raise his game to another level.
    If we continue to take lead, it will demoralise ham which is what we want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    We need early lead in both championships as much as possible. Seems like we have reliability issues, which might haunt later in season. So if any penalty is charged, we can have that buffer.
    Should not give a sniff of title lead to ham at any cost, he will raise his game to another level.
    If we continue to take lead, it will demoralise ham which is what we want.
    One DNF for Vettel can really put Ferrari under massive pressure due to the parts' allocation crisis that may punish them down the season. However, a DNF from Lewis may negate some of those worries as it gives a 'get out of jail card' in case we need to take a grid penalty down the track. Performance excellent. Driveability excellent. Tyre usage excellent. Driver race craft excellent. Team strategy very good. Parts' durability below standard.

    BTW, are we intending for a 2 stop race? Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by From Treviso View Post
    One DNF for Vettel can really put Ferrari under massive pressure due to the parts' allocation crisis that may punish them down the season. However, a DNF from Lewis may negate some of those worries as it gives a 'get out of jail card' in case we need to take a grid penalty down the track. Performance excellent. Driveability excellent. Tyre usage excellent. Driver race craft excellent. Team strategy very good. Parts' durability below standard.

    BTW, are we intending for a 2 stop race? Cheers
    If deg is high on softs, few suggesting it can 3stop race. S-S-S-M is aggressive strategy if struck in traffic.
    Else it should be S-S-M if out of traffic zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by From Treviso View Post
    One DNF for Vettel can really put Ferrari under massive pressure due to the parts' allocation crisis that may punish them down the season. However, a DNF from Lewis may negate some of those worries as it gives a 'get out of jail card' in case we need to take a grid penalty down the track. Performance excellent. Driveability excellent. Tyre usage excellent. Driver race craft excellent. Team strategy very good. Parts' durability below standard.

    BTW, are we intending for a 2 stop race? Cheers
    Also there is other option for Ferrari....
    They need to pick the track where possibility of rain in the race & take that penalty
    It brings unpredictability that should give seb chance. Pretty much damage limitation.

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    relax guys, the race haven't even started yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    If deg is high on softs, few suggesting it can 3stop race. S-S-S-M is aggressive strategy if struck in traffic.
    Else it should be S-S-M if out of traffic zone.
    Would they have enough sets of softs for 3 sets? Just remember that these medium tyres are effectively last year's hard tyre compounds, meaning that they'd probably be good for a 75% race duty cycle. I'd be very surprised to see the front runners going for 3 stops unless they start finding themselves with no grip as can sometimes happen. I'd expect to see that with teams like Williams and Renault who tend to be in limbo performance wise mid-race, having their cars sliding and the drivers complaining of no grip. Either way, it's tight between a 1 and 2 stop race - the 2nd option is the faster option but more likely to find yourself having to retake position on the track, which is next to impossible with similarly quick cars.

    Remember how much quicker Kimi was to Max at the remaining part of last year's race, yet he was never close enough on the last corner to nail him on the straight. Who knows, maybe the extra DRS usage area may be what the race needs instead of a procession.

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    Janes Allen:
    It's happened again! 3rd support race in a row at Barcelona P2 on the grid has got off line better than Pole. Watch out @LewisHamilton #F1

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    Guys, any stream for us in UK without Sky to watch the race?

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    Vettel feeling confident for the race

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmatiasii View Post
    relax guys, the race haven't even started yet.


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    did ferrari fix up there slow starts?i remember someone saying that they were doing some practice starts after russia

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk360 View Post
    did ferrari fix up there slow starts?i remember someone saying that they were doing some practice starts after russia
    They spent a filming day working on the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk360 View Post
    did ferrari fix up there slow starts?i remember someone saying that they were doing some practice starts after russia
    In the other thread, its mentioned that both the drivers will b having new clutch system i mean settings which should give good start hope so

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    Bottas had lock up + 2 runs on those soft tyres in q2. Any advantage to us.

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    if Vettel does not get the lead in the first corner then I think we have to force the Mercs into a strategy by having a aggressive strategy ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizf1 View Post
    if Vettel does not get the lead in the first corner then I think we have to force the Mercs into a strategy by having a aggressive strategy ourselves.
    agreed, we have to make sure we are either p1 or p2 or else wolff will make Ham cruise to the win while botas slows the race

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    In the other thread, its mentioned that both the drivers will b having new clutch system i mean settings which should give good start hope so
    Vettel has the new clutch system in his car. They did'nt show Kimi's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Vettel has the new clutch system in his car. They did'nt show Kimi's.
    Ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    In the other thread, its mentioned that both the drivers will b having new clutch system i mean settings which should give good start hope so
    crossing fingers >.<

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    they talking about the start system... oooo boy i hope its better than mercs :P

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    O no :/ ham about to beat Ms pole positions -_-

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    In gp3 & f2 earlier. P2 had better start than p1. Fingers crossed, pretty tensed

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    Come on Ferrari..

    About time we need to have great start..
    #PrayforMH370 #KeepFightingSchumi

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    Quote Originally Posted by fronaldo View Post
    Come on Ferrari..

    About time we need to have great start..
    that car emoji really looks like the ferrari's now lol

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