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    Bahrain GP 2018 - Race Thread

    Mercedes says Ferrari is simply faster in Bahrain

    Toto Wolff says Ferrari's pace in Bahrain vindicates his pre-season claim that Mercedes will struggle to win another title in 2018. Prior to Melbourne, where Mercedes' new car proved to be the fastest in the field, boss Wolff had claimed Ferrari and Red Bull would be tough challengers: "I always said that Ferrari, Red Bull and us are in a tight group. Even tighter than last year," he said in Bahrain.

    Wolff was speaking just after qualifying, where the Ferraris qualified 1 and 2 while Lewis Hamilton, with a grid penalty, will start the race from just ninth. The Austrain said Mercedes cannot even make the excuse that its car is - like last year's - a bit of a "diva".

    "The drivers feel comfortable in the car," he said. "We were just not fast enough." Hamilton agreed: "The Ferraris were faster than us on all tyre types in the long runs on Friday. They just have the better car here."

    He also said the 'party mode' argument is now dead, insisting that Ferrari is "equal to us" in terms of engine power. But Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo is not so sure.

    "I was surprised. I thought the Mercedes would be faster in qualifying," he said. "It seems that this weekend they're not up to their usual standard. Maybe they've decided not to use the usual qualifying mode to divert attention from this topic."
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    Forza Ferrari
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    Would love a 1/2 for our boys and a DNF for hamilton.


    I love that our smoking cars are annoying Sky and all the other teams.
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    Horner: says mercedes underperformed on saturday which is why they look closer this week. Asked if there's weakness in Ferrari (makes a joke about the smoke) , then says it looks like a fuel saving track( talking about ferrari's weakness tonight). Brundle points out that, thats a fuel cryptic clue
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    Quote Originally Posted by 458 Italia View Post
    Would love a 1/2 for our boys and a DNF for hamilton.


    I love that our smoking cars are annoying Sky and all the other teams.
    lol they got nothing else they can talk down about ferrari at the moment
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    Positivity doesn't win you championships, whining about people being negative makes you blind!
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    Did steiner talk about what caused the pit problem? was it the gun? the heat? the mechanic? ferrari have said nothing about kimi's issue
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    This should be an easy cakewalk....get past T1 and it should be a Ferrari 1-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    This should be an easy cakewalk....get past T1 and it should be a Ferrari 1-2.
    It won't be easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    This should be an easy cakewalk....get past T1 and it should be a Ferrari 1-2.
    Nothing is easy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    This should be an easy cakewalk....get past T1 and it should be a Ferrari 1-2.
    Not that easy after seeing that VSC in 1st race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristof_F40 View Post
    It won't be easy
    Quote Originally Posted by stefa View Post
    Nothing is easy...
    I guess I'm being overconfident....

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    It will be tough for Ham to pass the cars in front aggressively, he will ruin his tires and he expects the softs to last at least 35+ laps.

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    Lets hope NO SC and NO VSC to save hamilton and Max, we need a supreme start, seb ad kimi need to be careful in T1 and it could be a very good day :)
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    Agree with you guys, dont take anything for granted. I am very happy that the new race is already in 7 days time. But no matter what I will never stop believing in Ferrari.

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    Any live streaming link,please share...thanks

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    Hamilton following other cars, hopefully he gets over heating

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    Hope we dont mess up our pit stops with the wheel gun issue's.

    For the rest it's our race to lose so let's get that 1 - 2 shall we!

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    Sky said from what they told it will be difficult for the starters on SS to 1stop and it could be better to two stop, while the guys starting on soft will 1 stop as it should help them more especially if there's sc
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverSpeed View Post
    Hope we dont mess up our pit stops with the wheel gun issue's.

    For the rest it's our race to lose so let's get that 1 - 2 shall we!

    Forzzzzzzzzzzzza Ferrari!!!!!!!!!!
    was it the wheel guns? nobody is talking about it on f1 news sites, im shocked ferrari and haas could make the same mistakes back to back
    hockenheim 2018 / China 2018 : Never forget how quick Ferrari can lose it all, be humble.
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    We have a good car and 2 experience drivers lets turn this front row lockout into a 1-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk360 View Post
    Lets hope NO SC and NO VSC to save hamilton and Max, we need a supreme start, seb ad kimi need to be careful in T1 and it could be a very good day :)
    T4 is also critical in the first lap

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmartin9278! View Post
    Any live streaming link,please share...thanks

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    Ferrari only team with both their cars at the front, the RB and Merc don't have a wingman

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    I guess I'm being overconfident....
    Naw...this is a race that you should feel confident of a 1-2. Ferrari has the bulge here they just need to press it home.

    I'm confident of a Ferrari 1-2 today, especially if Seb keeps the lead through the first turn and Kimi slots into second.

    Things that could get in the way of that:

    Mechanical issues with either or both cars.
    Pit stop problems w/ either or both cars.
    VSC or SC.

    Things I'm not worried about:

    Tire wear on the Ferrari's.
    Being undercut in the pit stops if we are out front...undercuts only work if the faster cars are behind and the two fastest cars here are starting up front.

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    Frankie Dettori - Massive Ferrari fan

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    And no crashstappen this time which lowers my heart rate dramatically .
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    seb locked up on his way to the grid, hope the tyres are ok
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    They keep saying wind direction has changed, should help with slip streaming as its a tailwind

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