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    Abu Dhabi 2017 podium prediction

    As it's the last race of the season, I thought it might be fun to predict the top 3.
    I'm going optimistic:

    Kimi
    Seb
    Ham

    who you got?

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    Pole : Ham
    Race : vet, ham, Kimi

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    Pole: Lewis
    Race: Seb, Kimi, Lewis

    I prefer Kimi to win though as he hasn't won a race in a very long time.

    Lewis never ended a race in P3 this season so let's see...

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    If Vet wins it will be his first back to back victories this year, but yeah I can see him doing it as he tends to do well there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy View Post
    I prefer Kimi to win though as he hasn't won a race in a very long time.
    It just seems wrong that he's the only one in the top 6 not to win a race.

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    mad Max has won twice, but mathematically cannot catch Kimi.
    Imagine if he wins 3 races he would still trail the Finn lol.

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    Its a Merc track. plus a new "upgraded" engine from the last race.

    Pole: Ham

    Race

    1. Seb
    2. Ham
    3. Max

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Its a Merc track. plus a new "upgraded" engine from the last race.

    Pole: Ham

    Race

    1. Seb
    2. Ham
    3. Max
    do we know roughly how much more HP this new engine put out?

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    Oh dear, this is tempting fate so I'm not even playing the game. It would be nice for Felipe to win his last F1 race, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisepie View Post
    It would be nice for Felipe to win his last F1 race, though!
    mate, I would love Felipe to win his last race, especially if I had a few pennies on him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrarichamp View Post
    do we know roughly how much more HP this new engine put out?

    Not really. Mercedes called the new unit at the Brazilian GP "Spec 3.1". If thats one thing I have yet to come across is the new and current HP output of all these Hybrid PU's. Thats like a "classified top secret" issue. I bet its anywhere from 950hp to 1000hp with the Merc's either pushing 1000hp or a little above that. Once they get to clean air, they pull it back for reliability. Its an extra 15hp above the previous output.

    this article came out prior to the 2014 Hybrid era....notice the year as all manufacturers were building theirs.

    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/m...014-65188.html


    this one is just recent Nov. 20, 2017

    https://www.f1technical.net/news/21453
    Last edited by jgonzalesm6; 21st November 2017 at 18:14.

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    This just tweeted from RBR.

    After playing it safe in Brazil, @redbullracing will "have everything turned up" as it goes for a big finish in the season-ending

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post

    this one is just recent Nov. 20, 2017

    https://www.f1technical.net/news/21453
    sounds ominous. I also noticed every time Ham finished P4 this year, he followed that up with a win, happened 3 times already.

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    Laps led at Yas Marina Circuit since its inception.

    181 HAM
    142 VET
    47 ROS
    36 RAI
    15 BUT
    14 MAS
    3 ALO
    1 WEB, RIC


    Ferrari have never won here.....Maybe Seb can change that this weekend.

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    Alonso doesn't rank Seb a title contender for next year but he ranks himself (lol), Lewis and Max. What an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy View Post
    Alonso doesn't rank Seb a title contender for next year but he ranks himself (lol), Lewis and Max. What an idiot.
    he's such a bitter old *&^&. he' just mad cause Ferrari have a good car and Seb is there to pick the rewards..........if he would have been smart he would have stuck around and maybe, just maybe he would have been THREE time WDC in a Ferrari

    oh well........i really hope he's gonna be in the midfield again with that renault strapped to his Mclaren next year agian
    ...the new SF70H looks amazing. Let's hope it's gonna be as FAST as it looks.


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    1-2 Seb Ham, Ham Seb
    3 Bot or Max

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    Revealed: @ScuderiaFerrari already testing the 2018 car with extra long wheel base in Abu Dhabi! ....I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Revealed: @ScuderiaFerrari already testing the 2018 car with extra long wheel base in Abu Dhabi! ....I guess
    So we are going Merc way and Merc is going Ferrari way for 2018

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    Quote Originally Posted by zike View Post
    So we are going Merc way and Merc is going Ferrari way for 2018
    yep, Man you read my mind !!!! It's only a test and whether this track is indicative of all other tracks is....nonsense. This SF70H is dialed in chassis wise and aero wise....Ferrari got that right from the get go....they just need to focus on this freakin reliability(which I hate) and run with it....rinse and repeat for 2018.

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    Hamilton set to be offered bumper new Mercedes deal worth staggering £120m.

    and


    Williams confirm Kubica & Sirotkin alongside Stroll for Abu Dhabi test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Hamilton set to be offered bumper new Mercedes deal worth staggering £120m.
    Damn, for how many years? Lewis just might pass Schumacher as most payed F1 driver in history. Schumacher once peaked at $80M in a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy View Post
    Damn, for how many years? Lewis just might pass Schumacher as most payed F1 driver in history. Schumacher once peaked at $80M in a year.
    does'nt say.....yet. Looking like $60 million per year so MAYBE 2yrs but I'm just guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    does'nt say.....yet. Looking like $60 million per year so MAYBE 2yrs but I'm just guessing.
    In your post above you said pounds sterling.If that's the case, then he'll earn 79.5M dollars dollars anually for two years.

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    My prediction is a Vettel victory. Raikkonen third or fourth.

    FORZA FERRARI!
    Tous avec Jules #17

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    Realistically--
    Pole- Ham/seb/kimi
    Result- Ham/seb/bottas
    Silently, like a shadow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormsearcher View Post
    Realistically--
    Pole- Ham/seb/kimi
    Result- Ham/seb/bottas
    Yeah realistically Ham is the favourite, unfortunately.

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    Adios alonso talking rubbish he has never been any good with mind games his 3rd title went out the door when chris dwyer scewed up his pit stop when racing webber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy View Post
    In your post above you said pounds sterling.If that's the case, then he'll earn 79.5M dollars dollars anually for two years.
    correct. I put it in dollars instead of pounds...my bad. Anyways, £120million contract over 3 years.

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