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    Sakhir Grand Prix 2020 - Practices and Qualifying

    Watching F2 practice....track looks bumpy (new area).

    Weather looks nice all three days.
    It's not how start but how you finish.

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    Russell looking very fast already.

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    Would say we look likely to beat all six Alfa, Haas and Williams for sure and have both guys in Q2.

    If we're lucky it can be a race of attrition and we might nick some points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso Svedese View Post
    Russell looking very fast already.
    It's the car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso Svedese View Post
    Would say we look likely to beat all six Alfa, Haas and Williams for sure and have both guys in Q2.

    If we're lucky it can be a race of attrition and we might nick some points.
    too early to tell at the moment.
    It's not how start but how you finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso Svedese View Post
    Russell looking very fast already.
    I feel sorry for Bottas if he gets beaten by Russell all weekend.

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    I am sure Hamilton does not like this ATM

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimiBot View Post
    I feel sorry for Bottas if he gets beaten by Russell all weekend.
    Max will beat both of them on Sunday.

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    FP1:

    Russell: --- 18.900 --- 19.277 --- 16.369 --- 54.546


    Verstappen: --- 18.839 --- 19.210 --- 16.594 --- 54.722 --- 321


    Albon: --- 18.938 --- 19.231 --- 16.642 --- 54.811 --- 318


    Bottas: --- 18.841 --- 19.205 --- 16.524 --- 54.868 --- 322


    Kvyat: --- 18.863 --- 19.471 --- 16.587 --- 55.011 --- 329


    Gasly: --- 19.034 --- 19.494 --- 16.600 --- 55.166 --- 325


    Ocon: --- 19.071 --- 19.516 --- 16.658 --- 55.273 --- 328


    Vettel: --- 19.032 --- 19.539 --- 16.703 --- 55.281 --- 313


    Ricciardo: --- 19.191 --- 19.460 --- 16.645 --- 55.379 --- 326


    Leclerc: --- 19.134 --- 19.341 --- 16.792 --- 55.449 --- 318


    Stroll: --- 19.159 --- 19.568 --- 16.831 --- 55.558 --- 323


    Perez: --- 19.136 --- 19.721 --- 16.778 --- 55.716 --- 325


    Sainz: --- 19.285 --- 19.565 --- 16.866 --- 55.757 --- 320


    Raikkonen: --- 19.179 --- 19.786 --- 16.818 --- 55.783 --- 325


    Giovinazzi: --- 19.405 --- 19.784 --- 16.669 --- 55.858 --- 326


    Norris: --- 19.329 --- 19.605 --- 16.950 --- 56.078 --- 320


    Magnussen: --- 19.269 --- 19.783 --- 16.943 --- 56.130 --- 316


    Latifi: --- 19.482 --- 20.200 --- 16.851 --- 56.764 --- 326


    Fittipaldi: --- 19.534 --- 20.362 --- 16.986 --- 57.077 --- 324


    Aitken: --- 19.725 --- 20.309 --- 17.036 --- 57.187 --- 328

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    I know it is FP1, but Russell has never driven this car, and he is 0.3 ahead Bottas and this is VERY SHORT TRACK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    Max will beat both of them on Sunday.
    In equal cars? Sure. Not on this weekend though.
    "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 hope Russell pulls away 30+ seconds ahead of Bottas. He is a major reason why the sport is boring these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    FP1:

    Russell: --- 18.900 --- 19.277 --- 16.369 --- 54.546


    Verstappen: --- 18.839 --- 19.210 --- 16.594 --- 54.722 --- 321


    Albon: --- 18.938 --- 19.231 --- 16.642 --- 54.811 --- 318


    Bottas: --- 18.841 --- 19.205 --- 16.524 --- 54.868 --- 322


    Kvyat: --- 18.863 --- 19.471 --- 16.587 --- 55.011 --- 329


    Gasly: --- 19.034 --- 19.494 --- 16.600 --- 55.166 --- 325


    Ocon: --- 19.071 --- 19.516 --- 16.658 --- 55.273 --- 328


    Vettel: --- 19.032 --- 19.539 --- 16.703 --- 55.281 --- 313


    Ricciardo: --- 19.191 --- 19.460 --- 16.645 --- 55.379 --- 326


    Leclerc: --- 19.134 --- 19.341 --- 16.792 --- 55.449 --- 318


    Stroll: --- 19.159 --- 19.568 --- 16.831 --- 55.558 --- 323


    Perez: --- 19.136 --- 19.721 --- 16.778 --- 55.716 --- 325


    Sainz: --- 19.285 --- 19.565 --- 16.866 --- 55.757 --- 320


    Raikkonen: --- 19.179 --- 19.786 --- 16.818 --- 55.783 --- 325


    Giovinazzi: --- 19.405 --- 19.784 --- 16.669 --- 55.858 --- 326


    Norris: --- 19.329 --- 19.605 --- 16.950 --- 56.078 --- 320


    Magnussen: --- 19.269 --- 19.783 --- 16.943 --- 56.130 --- 316


    Latifi: --- 19.482 --- 20.200 --- 16.851 --- 56.764 --- 326


    Fittipaldi: --- 19.534 --- 20.362 --- 16.986 --- 57.077 --- 324


    Aitken: --- 19.725 --- 20.309 --- 17.036 --- 57.187 --- 328
    This will.be a tricky one, if you have a bit of tow or you are stuck behind it will cost alot. Leclerc looked faster through middle sector where difference is made, but had horrid time with traffic so who knows. Vettel looks better these past 2 weeks finally, albeit late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimiBot View Post
    I know it is FP1, but Russell has never driven this car, and he is 0.3 ahead Bottas and this is VERY SHORT TRACK.
    Seeing Russell P1 is the best thing that happened today! Cant say that I am surprised though. I just hope Merc don't step in and stop him from taking pole/win to protect Hamilton and Bottas. They should demote Bottas to Williams and give George the seat next year, at least we can have an actual fight to watch...not just another sunday cruise to 8th for Hamilton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrari1.8t View Post
    Seeing Russell P1 is the best thing that happened today! Cant say that I am surprised though. I just hope Merc don't step in and stop him from taking pole/win to protect Hamilton and Bottas. They should demote Bottas to Williams and give George the seat next year, at least we can have an actual fight to watch...not just another sunday cruise to 8th for Hamilton.
    Totally agree...botas is @$#&$&@$ useless
    Swap them out and let the duel begin in 2021....equal status between Hamster and Russel and see who comes out on top

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariF60 View Post
    Totally agree...botas is @$#&$&@$ useless
    Swap them out and let the duel begin in 2021....equal status between Hamster and Russel and see who comes out on top
    The problem is, Merc don't want a toxic team environment. They had that when Rosberg was racing...and I don't think they will want to disrupt Hamilton. With a Hamilton and Bottas pairing, Merc have the perfect scenario of having the best car and a driver clearly better than the other.

    LOL to think, Russell is too big for that car and is has to be wearing 1 size smaller shoes than normal to properly use the pedals. Hamilton is the luckiest driver of all time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrari1.8t View Post
    The problem is, Merc don't want a toxic team environment. They had that when Rosberg was racing...and I don't think they will want to disrupt Hamilton. With a Hamilton and Bottas pairing, Merc have the perfect scenario of having the best car and a driver clearly better than the other.

    LOL to think, Russell is too big for that car and is has to be wearing 1 size smaller shoes than normal to properly use the pedals. Hamilton is the luckiest driver of all time!
    So what you trying to empose?? You know what they say, small feet small doink......poor hamster.....lololol

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    Imagine if Russell wins the race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariF60 View Post
    So what you trying to empose?? You know what they say, small feet small doink......poor hamster.....lololol
    Hey I didn't say it, Russell did lol.

    https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/36...-win-sakhir-gp

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    So a Hamilton fan is telling everybody to calm down over 1 lap? That was expected.

    For me, it’s not the lap time that is important. It’s how fluid his laps were with relatively no mistakes or lockup’s...even having to adapt to different button configurations and DAS, tight seat fitting etc. It truly shows how monstrous that Merc is.
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    hopefully Russell keeps same level in FP2 too, so we can see what excuse they have next

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrari1.8t View Post
    So a Hamilton fan is telling everybody to calm down over 1 lap? That was expected.

    For me, it’s not the lap time that is important. It’s how fluid his laps were with relatively no mistakes or lockup’s...even having to adapt to different button configurations and DAS, tight seat fitting etc. It truly shows how monstrous that Merc is.
    Yup....I’ve said all along mate....it’s the car, it’s a monster.....hamster only contributes like 10%....rest is the car....sadly Bottas only contributes like 5%......

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    I hope Russel wins the race. It will only go to show that in the era of Merc dominance it has almost always been the car and not the driver. Some will say that this takes away from him as a driver, but you have consider that he has never driven this year's Merc before and as talented as he may be, he wouldn't be winning in the Red Bull this weekend, would he now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimiBot View Post
    hopefully Russell keeps same level in FP2 too, so we can see what excuse they have next
    He better keep it up throughout the weekend. Maybe even the next one. This sport is doomed if Bottas gets to be in that seat for too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPZ View Post
    Imagine if Russell wins the race?
    I don't want another Merc victory whoever is driving, but it would prove a point if Russell did win! Russell is obviously a good driver, stepping into that car and going P1 in FP1. I think quali will be a complete mess on such a short track, and I predict a chaotic race.

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    Looks like a gearbox issue for Charles in FP2, P20 at present (18.10 UK time) after only 2 laps and in pit. Seb P13.

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    Ha FP1 GR on P1 how is that possible .

    Must be the car like we all said haha, rapper boy is WDC from the aldi!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wisepie View Post
    Looks like a gearbox issue for Charles in FP2, P20 at present (18.10 UK time) after only 2 laps and in pit. Seb P13.
    Both did well in S1 before their laps got destroyed (Vettel for being Vettel and Charles for having the car break down).

    Qualifying will be a lot about timing and luck in the early stages, but I think we're looking better than forecasted assuming the car is kept on track and not breaking down.

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    Russell is living rent free in Bottas' head lol.
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    yeah, I like it

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