@fastiesty Races are typically interesting enough to follow, but there have been some processional events. A race like today’s wet race is very good, though, and typically battles can last for the entire race.
@Prisoner-Monkeys The name is used in jest, much like my nudges and winks in my earlier post. If you think the international F1 online community is giving Sirotkin (who is no Vettel, but certainly no Deletraz either) a hard time, you should see some of the Netherlands’ F1 sites comments’ sections. People there seem infinitely butthurt (I shan’t consider it more than that) over Frijns losing his role at Sauber ‘to Sirotkin’. I’ve pointed out on some sites that Sirotkin might be young and it might indeed be too soon for him to debut in F1 next year, but he has more experience in open-wheeled Formula cars than Dutch forum favorites Raikkonen and Verstappen combined when they entered F1. Verstappen was sloppy in 1994, but according to Dutch fans, Sirotkin will be downright dangerous, slow, impeding other drivers and the FIA should ‘step in’, because ‘F1 is becoming a farce’ because of Sirotkin. Again, it stems more from the gut feeling that he is ‘replacing’ Frijns (their words, not mine) than any rational facts.
I don’t get it when people say Sirotkin has ‘no appealing results’ in lower formulae either. Doing 2 Formula Abarth championships in 2011 (becoming champion and vice-champion in a series future Ferrari star Marciello finished 3rd in 2010 isn’t bad), combining Auto GP (3rd in series) with F3 (5th in European series and 6th in Italian F3) last year and now getting his second podium finish in FR 3.5 , isn’t the racing of some also-ran. He has won races, beat talented youngsters on track and has funding. I don’t consider myself a fan of Sergey Sirotkin; but I do consider it a good idea to rate drivers on their results and talent, as opposed to ‘they took our jobs!’ kind-of mentalities.