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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    Or gearbox issue.
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefa View Post
    I am relaxed, but I am not enjoying this so called F1
    I feel as if Mercedes fans enjoy these era of F1 in a similar way us Tifoso enjoyed the Michael/Brawn era and how RB fans enjoyed Seb's RB run. Things are fun when you're rooting interest is on top. Ferrari will bounce back.

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    At least Ferrari's aero mapping worked. Yesterday, it was said that Ferrari found 3 tenths justs by that change and it was proved today. On a track similar to Barcelona, Ferrari was less than 7 tenths slower than Mercedes so very well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimiBot View Post
    Really?
    Just a hunch. Getting outqualify by Mclaren is not a normal result for us.

    Edit: Not gearbox issue, simply poor effort from Vettel.
    Last edited by tifosi1993; 22nd June 2019 at 14:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    Just a hunch. Getting outqualify by Mclaren is not a normal result for us.
    Yeah....
    "I've always believed that you should never, ever give up and you should always keep fighting even when there's only a slightest chance " : - Michael Schumacher

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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    Or gearbox issue.
    Yeah upshift issue he was reporting. Possible of hydraulic issue
    "I've always believed that you should never, ever give up and you should always keep fighting even when there's only a slightest chance " : - Michael Schumacher

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    Rough time for Seb, wins in Canada only to be denied by a fabricated penalty, now this...

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    So it seems the best we can hope for here is a podium for Charles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrarichamp View Post
    So it seems the best we can hope for here is a podium for Charles.
    yup looks like it;;;;;;; i'm afraid the season was OVER for us before it even started....our car is $%^$ and by the looks of it with our downgrades will be %$#@ for the rest of the season
    ...the new SF90 in the MATTE RED, to me it looks amazing. Let's hope it's gonna be as FAST as it looks.


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    With a car at least half a second faster in any circuit as an average and a driver of Lewis' quality, the championship as been signed, sealed and delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h3ro View Post
    I feel as if Mercedes fans enjoy these era of F1 in a similar way us Tifoso enjoyed the Michael/Brawn era and how RB fans enjoyed Seb's RB run. Things are fun when you're rooting interest is on top. Ferrari will bounce back.
    Stay positive mate. Next year will be better for us i am sure of, the team knows what went wrong but you can't just fix such an issue. Next year will be way better!

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    VERY hard to be positive and probably won't watch tomorrow. I feel bad for our team, Charles especially.

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    I remember in 1997 and 1998 when Schumacher regularly used to qualify behind, starting fifth on the grid was not rare, and he was still able to win.

    Hopefully Leclerc and Vettel can get a good start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louisa Fortuna View Post
    Stay positive mate. Next year will be better for us i am sure of, the team knows what went wrong but you can't just fix such an issue. Next year will be way better!
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liscia View Post
    VERY hard to be positive and probably won't watch tomorrow. I feel bad for our team, Charles especially.
    Loyalty mate, the team doesn't have it easy but stand behind the team for as long as needed. #Loyalty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyss4k View Post
    lol
    lol what ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPZ View Post
    I remember in 1997 and 1998 when Schumacher regularly used to qualify behind, starting fifth on the grid was not rare, and he was still able to win.

    Hopefully Leclerc and Vettel can get a good start.
    During that period ferrari had good race pace & strategy was also key point where ferrari were spot on during those days.
    Currently we lack strategy calls, car & especially tyres.
    "I've always believed that you should never, ever give up and you should always keep fighting even when there's only a slightest chance " : - Michael Schumacher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louisa Fortuna View Post
    Stay positive mate. Next year will be better for us i am sure of, the team knows what went wrong but you can't just fix such an issue. Next year will be way better!
    When is next year, one is asking since 2009...?

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    Apparently Vettel had power unit issues in qualifying today

    "Vettel paid for a drop in power on the six-cylinder engine, but he preferred not to talk to the journalists about it, merely pointing out a lack of feeling with the car."
    "I've always believed that you should never, ever give up and you should always keep fighting even when there's only a slightest chance " : - Michael Schumacher

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    I'm sad to say that I think there is no point watching the race tomorrow, it's going to be a slaughter and the mercs are going to be 20 secs down the road in 20-25 laps. I think we'll struggle to fight even the bulls :(

    Also I get the feeling that seb is close to leaving F1, I really don't think his heart is in it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    During that period ferrari had good race pace & strategy was also key point where ferrari were spot on during those days.
    Currently we lack strategy calls, car & especially tyres.
    Yes, I know, but if Leclerc can get a good start, then there may be a chance...

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    The lack of posts on this thread just proves that it's not only Seb who is losing patience with this fabricated version of F1 and I wouldn't be surprised if he does quit F1 for his own sanity. It is soul-destroying enough that no-one can smash this Merc dominance, I am not convinced that they aren't bending the rules somehow and the tyre issue is now being raised by all the other teams. Seb had a rubbish quali and I hope there is no gearbox problem, Charles did all he could but fighting a losing battle is no fun for the drivers or us. And Mclaren in front of a Ferrari brings back nightmares for me. Good to see GIO in the top 10, that and Charles kept me from doing myself an injury.

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    Well done Charles..!! Good quali for him & imp too.
    There was a team dedicated to him from ferrari on how to go prep for q3. It paid dividends for him.
    "I've always believed that you should never, ever give up and you should always keep fighting even when there's only a slightest chance " : - Michael Schumacher

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    Max is gonna fight Leclerc for the 3rd place podium finish.

    The Merc's he says are too fast on this track.
    It's not how start but how you finish.

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    Charles Leclerc #16
    “It has been a good weekend so far and I have felt comfortable in the car since FP1. For the past few weeks, my main target has been improving the car set up in order to suit the track evolution from Q1 to Q3. From this point of view, I am satisfied with my personal performance and have definitely made a step forward.
    On the other hand, we are not where we should be, relative to our competitors in terms of lap times. We have a lot of work to do and I will push to have a good start in order to challenge them during the race tomorrow.”

    Sebastian Vettel #5
    “It was a bit of a funny session, as I didn’t get a consistent feel for the car and didn’t extract the maximum out of it, so I can’t be happy with that. On the last lap I just didn’t have the same feeling as during other parts of the session and that’s why we didn’t qualify where we should be. The car was better than where we ended up.
    On the other hand, I am looking forward to tomorrow. It will be difficult to manage the tyres, but in the race, usually things settle down so it’s much more straightforward and should be more consistent, so let’s see what tomorrow brings.”

    Mattia Binotto Team Principal
    “We knew before coming here that this weekend would be more difficult than usual for us. Nevertheless, I think that compared to the Spanish Grand Prix, we have made a small step in the right direction, which is what we were looking to do.
    Sebastian was not happy with his tyres in Q3. However, tomorrow’s race will be long, as are the straights, so there should be plenty of opportunities to move up the order.”
    CAVALLINO RAMPANTE PER SEMPRE

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    so glad not going to be home to watch a Merc 1-2.

    hope not but cannt see anything other.
    CAVALLINO RAMPANTE PER SEMPRE

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    It's all about who's on the podium each race. Knowing 1st place is taken ; 4th should be considered coming in 3rd! Charles for sure is giving Ferrari fans something to watch !

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    Even 1st place is sealed who has the strongest car along with favoured tyres. People still watch due to ferrari most of them.
    Not who drives the car. It’s the brand which has rich history. Not like energy drink company & taxi car .
    "I've always believed that you should never, ever give up and you should always keep fighting even when there's only a slightest chance " : - Michael Schumacher

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    Mercedes advantage against Ferrari is bigger on softs than on medium. Mercedes engineers said that Seb's Q2 lap was on their level. Seb also admitted that his Q2 lap wasn't even a real push lap since he tried to save the tyres for the race.

    @Amus


    "In Q2, Ferrari was 0.9s faster on the straights than Mercedes while in Q3 there were practically no differences between them on the straights. Ferrari believes it had something to do with the changed wind direction (wind blew in the face of the cars on the Mistral straight)"

    The medium tyres are more robust. The tread does not move as much.

    Vettel explains: "Mercedes simply has more downforce. When they arrive in S3, their tyres continue to have more grip than ours. The softer the tyres get, the bigger the gap to them."
    "I've always believed that you should never, ever give up and you should always keep fighting even when there's only a slightest chance " : - Michael Schumacher

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    The actual race will be for 3rd place.....Leclerc, Max, and possibly Norris. Vettel to bring up the rear.

    Let's see how the pit strat goes for Leclerc.
    It's not how start but how you finish.

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