Tag Archive: Formula One 2017

Sep 03 2017

Formula One 2017: Monza

All right, before you get all excited about how Hamilton was able to claim his record 69th Pole with a lap in the wet that eclipsed Red Bull, his closest rivals, let’s recognize that the replacement engine rules imposed by Formula One are stupid and counter productive. Over the last 2 weeks teams have accepted …

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Aug 27 2017

Formula One 2017: Spa

What?! Already?! I haven’t even started my vacation yet. So what has happened while we were away? Not much, but that’s by design and it’s not even true though no one will admit it. Mercedes started developing a series of chassis tweaks after Monaco that will be on full display here. Also their “end of …

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Jul 30 2017

Formula One 2017: Hungaroring

The best news- this is the last race before the summer break and we’re going to take 3 or 4 weeks (I could look it up but I’m too damn lazy) off. Formula One is serious about this, you can’t even send email and I have 3 words for them- “Team Orders” and “Radio”. They …

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Jul 16 2017

Formula One 2017: Silverstone

You may only have until 2019 to enjoy the big muddy. Silverstone has activated its option to stop hosting Formula One which is in my opinion a big mistake. It may be true enough that the economics are impossible for the track ownership and it is for sure that none of the spectators are inclined …

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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 …

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Jun 11 2017

Formula One 2017: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

There’s really nothing at all the same about today’s race and Monaco’s joyless ‘follow the leader fest’ other than the tire choices (Ultra Soft, Super Soft, and Soft) and the fact that it’s a street track where the cars leave marks on the walls because there are no run off areas. Circuit Gilles Villeneuve takes …

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May 28 2017

Formula One 2017: Circuit de Monte Carlo

I actually hate this race more than any of the others. Sure it’s historic and not a piece of straight track to be found, lots of elevation change, pretty scenery. That said it’s so narrow that passing is practically impossible and finishes are usually decided by Qualifying and wrecks. The situation is not helped by …

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May 14 2017

Formula One 2017: Circuit de Catalunya

Happy Mother’s Day! Well they can’t claim to not know the track, Circuit de Catalunya is the official test track of Formula One and each team has spent at least 8 days testing here. Teams with money are rolling out chassis and aero adjustments but the big story is tires. Pirelli is going with Hard, …

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Apr 16 2017

Formula One 2017: Sakhir

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. I’m as guilty as anyone I suppose, I choose not to focus on Bahrain’s appalling human rights record every year because I get bored or tired and it was clear enough that Ecclestone was a bootlicking sychophant to tyrants, dictators, and plutocrats and would never, ever change …

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Apr 09 2017

Formula One 2017: Shanghai

I have read and watched a ton of commentary and I’m no closer to making sense of this season, so it’s track updates again. Fortunately the Mets are only 1 game back in the East. Of course this is after 5 games.

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