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    food for thought:
    44 touched or pushed or hit in 2022:
    Alonso in Miami
    Magnussen in Bercelona
    Ocon in Monaco
    Alonso again in Spa
    Sainz in Zandvoort
    Magnussen again in Monza
    Sainz again in Spa
    Russel in Mexico.
    Ver in Brazil

    1 touched or pushed or hit in 2022:
    Nothing all season except 44 in Brazil

    will we see sparks fly in abu dhabi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riccardog View Post
    food for thought:
    44 touched or pushed or hit in 2022:
    Alonso in Miami
    Magnussen in Bercelona
    Ocon in Monaco
    Alonso again in Spa
    Sainz in Zandvoort
    Magnussen again in Monza
    Sainz again in Spa
    Russel in Mexico.
    Ver in Brazil

    1 touched or pushed or hit in 2022:
    Nothing all season except 44 in Brazil

    will we see sparks fly in abu dhabi?
    Yes, hopefully sparks between 1 and 44

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    Good riddance to the 2022 season.

    Finally the pain can stop.
    I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.

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    1 X 44 X 63 at the start allowing 16 +55 at the end!

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    Last chance to win for Hamilton this year. I bet Max will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stasera View Post
    Last chance to win for Hamilton this year. I bet Max will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen.
    I hope you’re right. I’d be very happy to see Max take the Affirmative Action Champion out. Even if Max wins. It’s worth having Lou-Lou throw a tantrum for a winless season.
    I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6TransAm01 View Post
    I hope you’re right. I’d be very happy to see Max take the Affirmative Action Champion out. Even if Max wins. It’s worth having Lou-Lou throw a tantrum for a winless season.
    It was amazing how Russell wasn't Rubenized ! Lewis didn't ask to "Let him pass!!" Hey! Charles, Max pay attention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    It was amazing how Russell wasn't Rubenized ! Lewis didn't ask to "Let him pass!!" Hey! Charles, Max pay attention!
    That’s how yiu win a championship p, by having a clear #1
    Otherwise the drivers will be taking points off each other and a team like red bull with a clear #1 will win the championship, PLAIN AND SIMPLE

    I’m glad Binotto is gone from his TP position and the new TP will make sure will assign. #1 driver early in the season

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    Let's not hold back with the engine here. Last race let's give it everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    It was amazing how Russell wasn't Rubenized ! Lewis didn't ask to "Let him pass!!" Hey! Charles, Max pay attention!
    As if Mercedes would take away Russell's maiden win?

    Russell is leading Hamilton in points, so would not make sense anyway.
    Last edited by JPZ; 16th November 2022 at 19:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    It was amazing how Russell wasn't Rubenized ! Lewis didn't ask to "Let him pass!!" Hey! Charles, Max pay attention!
    With Leclerc, he said the reason he mentioned it was because it was something they specifically discussed beforehand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    It was amazing how Russell wasn't Rubenized ! Lewis didn't ask to "Let him pass!!" Hey! Charles, Max pay attention!
    Because there is nothing at stake. Now do the same thing between Hamilton and Bottas. Merc not only had Bottas get out of the way but abandon attempts at fastest laps because THATS how you win championships! Inter-team battles never carry much benefit. Just look at McLaren in 2007.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6TransAm01 View Post
    Because there is nothing at stake. Now do the same thing between Hamilton and Bottas. Merc not only had Bottas get out of the way but abandon attempts at fastest laps because THATS how you win championships! Inter-team battles never carry much benefit. Just look at McLaren in 2007.
    What was . is; at stake is Lewis not winning 1 race for the first time! He still let Russell win. Lewis was always the better driver for Merc over Bottas. Look at the results!

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    Any links to watch on a samsung phone. Thanks

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    https://twitter.com/fanaticsferrari/...194356224?s=21

    Charles:

    “Why are we so slow?”

    Xavi: “Our pace is not great at the moment.”



    Nice to see Ferrari in a such a good position as the end of the season

    Next year should be fun watching Verstappen and Hamilton battle for the championship while Ferrari fumbles over itself and concedes this rule cycle. I guess 2026 is our next chance?

    Must be nice for Mercedes to have the FIA in their pocket to help them find 1.8 seconds in 1 season.
    ~FORZA FERRARI~

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    Yeah it will take us 3 years to recover from Charles not having good pace in this session.
    Forza Ferrari

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greig View Post
    Yeah it will take us 3 years to recover from Charles not having good pace in this session.
    Not just this session. He is down 0.749 on race pace as well. And I don’t know if you have been keeping track, we have got continuously worse as the season has progressed while our rivals have got quicker.

    Yes yes, Binotto stopped developing this car months ago for 2023. Doesn’t mean I am confident in next year.

    https://twitter.com/fanaticsferrari/...439593473?s=21
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    Stopping developing the car will normally see you fall back from others who don't, bit extreme to say it will cost us the next 3 years though.....
    Forza Ferrari

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrari1.8t View Post
    Not just this session. He is down 0.749 on race pace as well. And I don’t know if you have been keeping track, we have got continuously worse as the season has progressed while our rivals have got quicker.

    Yes yes, Binotto stopped developing this car months ago for 2023. Doesn’t mean I am confident in next year.

    https://twitter.com/fanaticsferrari/...439593473?s=21
    there is good conversation about this in other threads. Ferrari start next season with 15-30bhp easy.

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    seemsly we need russell to hit Perez, for charles to finish 2nd in the championship, our pace looks awful

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    The pain will end in 2 days.
    Ferrari will be 3rd in the championship.
    Leclerc will be 3rd, if not 4th.

    And Hamilton will continue this incredible record of winning 1 race each year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpe View Post
    The pain will end in 2 days.
    Ferrari will be 3rd in the championship.
    Leclerc will be 3rd, if not 4th.

    And Hamilton will continue this incredible record of winning 1 race each year.
    The FIA will figure out a way to help the Affirmative Action Champion again.
    I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6TransAm01 View Post
    The FIA will figure out a way to help the Affirmative Action Champion again.
    Sr Lewis could have easily told Toto to tell Perez to "Let him Pass!'' Shumy style. Wake up FIA ! There's only one more race to 104!!

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    Good end to the season….

    Charles Leclerc “After 4 corners, soft tyres are gone”

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    Easy P2 for Perez…..

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    Just saw results... Very bad. I am glad this agony is finishing tomorrow

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    MB: I spoke calmly with Elkann to disprove the speculations. In Maranello they are working a lot on the 2023 car.
    Mara: Do you feel the unconditional trust?
    MB: I feel the trust of Elkann and Vigna. The team is united.

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    Lewis passed under red flags but the display looked yellow, it's with the stewards now.
    Forza Ferrari

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    MB on Vettel: he is a great driver, we were lucky to have him for 6 years. Every fan loves Seb, and as a team we still love him. Telling him we weren't going to renew was the hardest task of mine.

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