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    At least he didn’t get airborne before the incident which – if I remember rightly – was what was happening before at Indy?

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    @redmist – I can see your idea, but having a split up race just seems a bit odd to me personally…

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    @formula-1 – I last heard from Nic a few days ago, when he said he didn’t have enough computer memory to record the entire race, and so was going to purchase a hard drive…

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    @theawesomefish – Sadly there do appear to be further issues, hopefully we can get it soon – so excited to add commentary! – but I fear it may be a while. Still, fingers crossed the problems cease and we get the race soon.

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    @davidnotcoulthard – Nope, you thought wrong. Commentary will be included in full, from start to finish.

    #302995
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    My concern was that people might get fed up/bored with an entire race and skip bits, but if not, I’m well up for it! That’s certainly going to be a challenge. I’ll apologise now for any odd/off-tangent remarks, but believe it or not, I’ve never talked for an hour and a half before! :-P

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    @full-throttle-f1 – Fat chance! If it’s as slow as this years race car I won’t get there until after Malaysia…

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    @keithcollantine – I presume this is as good as confirmation that Senna will be back with them next season?

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    That’s a huge shame. I really feel Alguersuari could have done something special had it all clicked. I wish him all the best and hope it’s nothing serious that ends his racing career.

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    Race 5: Spain
    Qualifying: 14th – Race: 8th
    I can’t remember much of Spain, except I had a fairly steady race and picked up a few points at a track I’m usually shocking at. I do remember it was an odd result, as Senna won from Grosjean, Vergne and Kovalainen…

    Race 6: Monaco
    Qualifying: 1st – Race: 1st
    Primes in Q1 and Options in Q2 easily got me through to the top ten. I decided to go out in the middle of the session for one run in Q3, and nailed pole by less than a tenth. I got a great start, but that was quickly eradicated by my cautiousness in the opening laps. On lap 4, heading into the Nouvelle Chicane, Button tried a move but messed it up. Everyone seemed to fly into everyone behind me and the track blocked, and the Safety Car was called. Amazingly only Kobayashi retired, but both McLarens needed pitstops. With the SC out I saw a great chance, and pitted for Primes and my only stop at the end of lap 4, a very early call with 20 being the race distance. Due to the blockage, I only rejoined in 9th, with Petrov somehow up to 7th! After the SC pitted I picked off Ricciardo and Petrov and set the fastest lap, then inherited the lead as everyone stopped. I maintained the 16 second gap to Raikkonen behind until a spin, then my cautiousness again got the better of me, and he eradicated it with 4 laps to go. A silly move into Mirrabeau cost him his front wing, and I spent the final few laps defending from Perez. Something odd happened on the last lap behind though, as Petrov continued Caterham’s good run of form and ended up 5th with 17 finishers!

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    #302751
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    1. Sebastian Vettel
    2. Lewis Hamilton
    3. Nico Hulkenberg
    4. Max Verstappen
    5. Fernando Alonso
    6. Carlos Sainz Jr
    7. Jenson Button
    8. Felipe Nasr
    9. Sergio Perez
    10. Nico Rosberg
    11. Felipe Massa
    12. Daniel Ricciardo
    13. Romain Grosjean
    14. Valtteri Bottas
    15. Daniil Kvyat
    16. Marcus Ericsson
    17. Kimi Raikkonen
    18. Roberto Merhi
    19. Pastor Maldonado
    20. Will Stevens

    This took me a while. An awful lot of drivers have had “standard” seasons, neither impressive nor unimpressive, just sort of standard for their car. I’ve tried to rank them in order of – punched above weight, matched target, unimpressed (though obviously the Manor’s are sort of un-rankable).

    #302746
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    @mathers – I think it was a mix of over-aggressiveness and luck. I braked far too late into turn 3, but it really worked to my advantage, though I probably should have got a penalty! From then on, people seemed to keep having problems behind me and that helped preserve my shock lead. I’m not expecting a result as good in the next few races, until at least Monaco I reckon.

    #302738
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    I am genuinely shocked at that. Don’t get me wrong, 16th & 20th is nothing to write home about, but I was fully expecting us to be plumb last, possibly ahead of Ocelot, so that’s a nice surprise. Would be awesome if we could somehow nick a point.

    #302735
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