No Finns yet – or is that a waste of time (and ice)?
Send it to Lewis and Nico. I’m looking forward to seeing one of them pull alongside down the straight at Monza, get out a big stick and flick the other’s mirror off…
“Just twenty years old,” says the Sky woman. 4 years older than Max Verstappen, then…
Here’s hoping they change the chicane after this. It’s slow, awkward, seemingly designed to generate track-limits arguments and doesn’t belong at Spa.
Holy crap. Which will he get first, driving licence or superlicence?
I don’t doubt he’s good, but this is exactly the sort of move Bernie would brib…sorry – advise Toro Rosso to make.
Looks like the US and Brazilian GPs happen within a week of each other…interesting!
Is the ballast Adrian Sutil? That might even things out.
Maldonado on Bianchi – a classic!
My (serious) vote goes to Ricciardo getting past Hamilton, as he didn’t attack in the predictable DRS place, but instead hung back a little at the last corner, made sure he got turn 1 just right, then threw the kitchen sink at Lewis into turn 2. Really enjoyed that one, particularly as it was his second attempt.
Glad someone mentioned reverse grids. I don’t know whether the drivers and teams think the same way, but certain commentators (who rhyme with Bill Wuxton) always bang on about the race for Reverse Grid Pole for 8th place towards the end of the GP2 feature race.
Knockout qualifying – is that a positive gimmick? It’s not for everyone but keeps me entertained on Saturday afternoons. And all the things they tried before to improve the show, like aggregate and single-lap qualifying (I remember reading a great F1F article on them all)
I agree about the safety car – I never like to see large or hard-earned leads wiped out, even for real incidents or debris – that’s why I like the Slow Zone/Code 60 idea at Le Mans and the Dubai 24h which maintains the gaps – and wonder if, despite the drivers, it could be applied to F1.
There’s always one…
Mega start by number 5 though, I think that’s Chandhok.
Is Autosport the new Pitpass?
Can’t we have both Monza and Mugello? Mugello’s got scenery as good as the Red Bull Ring, and proper hairy corners too. And what happened to the Rome Grand Prix?
With my feet.
I wish they’d try out all the other gimmicks there first before dumping them on F1.
What would you give the 1994 San Marino GP out of ten…?
Kevin Magnussen, in a McLaren-Honda.
They sound as bad as F1 cars when they’re doing 60!
How do they spot the Next Slow board in the dark or spray? Presumably radio or some in-car display is the primary warning to the drivers.
And a potential safety issue discussed on Radio Le Mans the other night was that Le Mans newcomers (like Lancaster) all had to do a simulator session with the slow zones – but for drivers who’d raced there before it wasn’t compulsory…
But it should cut down massively on lost time, and the field splitting, bunching and performing hairy restarts behind safety cars. I hope improvements have been made so they don’t spend hours welding and rebuilding barriers like last year.
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