2017 Red Bull Racing- TAG Heuer RB13

  1. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 25, 2017

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    What a race today!
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  2. BPD

    BPD Jun 25, 2017

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    Lance Stroll! Lance Stroll!!! Shut that loud mouth Jacques Villeneuve up!!!!
     
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  3. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 25, 2017

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    Yes, congrats to Daniel and the entire Red Bull / TAG Heuer team
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  4. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 25, 2017

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  5. erich77

    erich77 Jun 25, 2017

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    Congrats to Ricciardo. Vettle might have won had he not run into Hamilton (not good sportsmanship, I think his anger got the best of him). Cool pass at the finish for Bottas but glad to still see Stroll make a podium finish and his first "shoey"!
     
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  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 25, 2017

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    Great result for Dan- deserves a bit of luck.

    Fans of Mark Webber won't be surprised by Vettel's petulance...seen it all before
     
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  7. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 26, 2017

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    Here's the clip in question, for those who didn't catch the race.
     
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  8. erich77

    erich77 Jun 26, 2017

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    and arguably Hamilton could have won as well if he had laid off the brakes there...
     
  9. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 26, 2017

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    Ricciardo said: "Look, whether Lewis slowed down or not, he has every right to dictate the pace. He's the leader, and it was too early for him to accelerate.
    "You're not going to make the restart out of Turn 15. Seb was probably just a little bit over-excited."

    I very rarely have sympathy for Hamilton but he drove an absolutely perfect race and ended up 5th through no fault of his own.
    He left Seb for dead at the first restart, timing his 'chase' of the safety car perfectly. Seb clearly didn't want to be embarrassed again, totally misjudged the pace through turn 15 (Hamilton didn't break through the turn) and then saw red .

    Vettel really needs to hold his hands up and admit he was wrong.
     
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  10. erich77

    erich77 Jun 26, 2017

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    Hamilton did the same thing to Rosberg last year, slowing down the race trying to get others to pass Nico so he would not place second and therefore win the championship. He certainly has every right to race by slowing down or speeding up as much as he wants but it sure didn't help him this week and he might have won had he kept up the pace.
     
  11. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 26, 2017

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    Sorry, that makes no sense. Hamilton couldn't go any faster, he was behind the safety car.
    Hamilton only lost in Baku due to a loose head support. After driving one handed at 200mph with the other hand holding the support down, he was ordered into the pits by race control.
     
  12. erich77

    erich77 Jun 26, 2017

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    It didn't pay off that time with Nico nor did it this week. He didn't do anything wrong, but I think he could have won it if he hadn't caused an accident (on purpose or not).

    ~ peace and love ~
     
  13. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 26, 2017

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    How did Lewis cause an accident exactly? From what I can see it was 100% Vettel's fault, and it seems the rule makers also agree, handing Vettel a 10 second stop-go and 3 penalty points. Vettel used the phrase "brake testing" but that simply was not the case.
     
  14. erich77

    erich77 Jun 26, 2017

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    by slowing down too much - it looks like to me Hamilton likes to f around with the other drivers. Nothing wrong with driving dirty, but it doesn't always work out for the win.
     
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  15. erich77

    erich77 Jun 26, 2017

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    can't wait for next race - this season has lots of excitement- love seeing those pink cars from Force India in the points mix
     
  16. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 26, 2017

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    Regardless of which side you're on, you have to admire seeing the Brits come out in force to defend their countryman. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 26, 2017

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    He didn't slow down too much. Just that Vettel was expecting him to accelerate earlier and he decided to wait a bit.

    And yes, nice to see Force India in the mix but a shame they took each other out!
     
  18. erich77

    erich77 Jun 26, 2017

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    Hamilton is an awesome driver. I love all those guys and sometimes girls.
     
  19. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 26, 2017

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    Heh heh, well I'm mot much of a Lewis fan tbh, always much preferred Button. But in this case Hamilton was fully entitled to dictate the pace and didn't make any sudden move.
     
  20. Hubert

    Hubert Jun 26, 2017

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    I agree. Vettel overreacted, even if Hamilton's breaking was too abrupt.