Tag Archive: Formula One 2017

Nov 26 2017

Formula One 2017: حلبة مرسى ياس

That would be Yas Marina and from a meta standpoint I’m curious if the Arabic will display correctly, otherwise there’s not much drama in this race. I suppose technically if Vettel has a DNF and Bottas finishes first he could steal a season second in the Driver’s Championship. Do I expect this will happen? No. …

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Nov 12 2017

Formula One 2017: Autódromo José Carlos Pace

When it’s over, it’s over. It’s distinctly possible that Bottas captures 2nd place in the Driver’s Championship as Vettel has a mere 15 point lead while Bottas has the Pole in today’s race. Scuderia Marlboro has been distinctly outclassed yet again and in typical petulant Maranello fashion are threatening to leave. Ferrari have been in …

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Oct 29 2017

Formula One 2017: Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

The commentators are going to point at Vettel’s pole position and tell you- “It’s still a race!” Not so much. Hamilton is 66 points ahead in the Driver’s Championship and would need about 3 consecutive DNFs in the last 3 contests to lose. Despite starting in 3rd that’s unlikely today though it may be that …

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Oct 22 2017

Formula One 2017: Austin

What a difference 2 races make! Well, if you win and your closest competitor is a DNF. Hamilton now stands 59 points clear of Vettel and could clinch the Driver’s Title in Austin, a power race that favors Mercedes over Maranello. If he wins or comes in second and Vettel finishes no better than 6th …

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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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