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Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by horgantrevor, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Steve@Avantgarde

    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    He has a short memory for sure.

    The clash with Lewis and Vettel earlier in the same year were all rash and desperate lunges which earned a "stupid" penalty in his eyes. Ok they were for position, but the art of driving remains the same, regardless of who you are attempting to pass, for whatever reason. Look how careful Lewis was in Singapore not to trip over Grojean, who was all over the place battling with other cars, it cost him nearly 10 seconds, but he still won the race.
     
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    I agree
     
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    Is there some obscure new rule that says you must not pass the race leader?
    If so, Ocon was in the wrong.

    Watching the incident videos, Ocon is getting too much stick for this incident. He had been lapping faster than Max, on better tyres, and would obviously try to unlap himself. He's a racing driver. Max was stupid trying to defend so bullishly when there was really no need, and he got what he deserved. Lewis' mature comment summed it up perfectly.

    Max and Vettel seem to be from the same mould - terrific drivers, but not yet mature enough to weigh the odds properly.
     
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    I'm another glad to see Robert back in an F1 car. A really talented and nice guy who could have gone far without that awful rally crash. I hope he does well.
     
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    Oh bless him, he will calm down or be the best driver who never won a world championship.

    His analogy with football or other sports is correct I guess but you can do a bit of pushing and still score a goal but F1 is not so forgiving.

    Robin
     
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    I'd love to see him give Kimi a nudge.... He'd get headbutted between sips of vodka! :D
     
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    Not me. It's like watching scalextric.
     
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    Then don't watch it. Simple as that.
     
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    I don't. It was good in the nineties until driving aids turned it into a procession.
     
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    What driver aids???
     
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    There are no driver aids. They’re banned.

    Or are you referring to KERS & DRS? If so they’re not driver aids.

    TCS
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    Etc etc are all banned. They even removed the pit helping them with the launch at the start. That’s now controlled solely by the driver.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Key for me is the imminent reduction in the dependence on aero, so we should start to see more overtakes..... in theory! o_O
     
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    They need to design more or better mechanical grip. I don’t think these new front wings will do much. But I hope it does allow closer racing.
     
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    They should indeed do less..... as you say, the aim is for more mechanical grip so the cars can follow closer, not sh4g their tyres within 2 laps when doing so..... hopefully permit more overtaking.

    Best laid plans, etc!
     

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