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Jul 09 2017

Formula One 2017: Österreichring

I’ll not over work this one. The only topic of conversation is Vettel’s deliberate ramming of Hamilton not once but twice under the Safety Car at Baku and whether the “slap on the wrist” penalty imposed (a 10 second “stop and go” during the race and 3 points from his Championship total after it) is sufficient.

Sufficient or not it is the only sanction Formula One will impose and the incidents are now considered closed.

Of course Vettel promised to play nice in the future and of course he will not because he’s the biggest asshole on the track.

Österreichring is an interesting little track that is in poor shape for racing despite all the money Red Bull has poured into it, not because the surface is crappy or the layout flawed but instead that the curbing is badly designed and in the wrong places so it keeps breaking titanium Barge Boards, carbon fiber cockpits, and shattering brake disks.

Were it not for the curbing and regulations one could possibly run from beginning to end on a single set of Ultra Softs. Everyone who’s not injured will try and make it in one and the good news is that the Super Softs don’t appear to opperate at much if any penalty.

Hamilton will start in eight because of a gearbox penalty.

Coverage starts at 7:30 on CNBC.

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  1. ek hornbeck

    Vent Hole

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    Your half hour of hype

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    Chance of rain

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    Reconnaissance Laps

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    Formation Laps

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    We race

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    Alonso and Kvyat pit

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    Verstappen stops. Engine or suspension

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    Kvyat hits Alonso, collects Verstappen. Alonso stops

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    Lap 5 of 71

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Raikkonen
    Grosjean
    Hamilton
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll

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    Kvyat drive through

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    Lap 10 of 71

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Raikkonen
    Hamilton
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll

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    Hulkenberg pits

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    Lap 15 of 71

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Raikkonen
    Hamilton
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll

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    Lap 20 of 71

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Raikkonen
    Hamilton
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll

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    Lap 25 of 71

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Raikkonen
    Hamilton
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll

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    Bottas start under investigation. No penalty

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    Magnussen pits

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    Lap 30 of 71

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Raikkonen
    Hamilton
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll

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    Hamilton pits

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    Magnussen stops

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    Ricciardo pits

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    Vettel pits

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    Palmer pits

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    Lap 35 of 71

    Bottas
    Raikkonen
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Hamilton
    Grosjean
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll
    Perez

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    Perez pits

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    Stroll pits

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    Werhlein pits

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    Grosjean pits

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    Lap 40 of 71

    Bottas
    Raikkonen
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Hamilton
    Ocon
    Massa
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Sainz

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    Ocon pits

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    Raikkonen pits

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    Vandoorne drive through- Blue Flag

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    Sainz pits

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    Lap 45 of 71

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Hamilton
    Raikkonen
    Massa
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Ocon
    Stroll

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    Massa pits

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    Sainz stops

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    Lap 50 of 71

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Hamilton
    Raikkonen
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll

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    Lap 55 of 71

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Hamilton
    Raikkonen
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll

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    Kvyat pits again

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    Lap 60 of 71

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Hamilton
    Raikkonen
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll

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    Lap 65 of 71

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Hamilton
    Raikkonen
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll

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    Lap 70 of 71

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Hamilton
    Raikkonen
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll

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    Final

    Bottas
    Vettel
    Ricciardo
    Hamilton
    Raikkonen
    Grosjean
    Perez
    Ocon
    Massa
    Stroll

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