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Shell Belgian GP - Formula 1

Post by bigdc48 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:15 pm

Formula 1 is back after the long summer break at the longest track on the schedule, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Daniel Ricciardo won last year's race which featured controversy with the Mercedes duo of Rosberg and Hamilton. Sebastian Vettel won last time out at the Hungaroring.

Rosberg was fastest in practice this morning before something went wrong with his Mercedes with practice winding down. Marcus Ericson suffered the same fate.

The race is Sunday.
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Post by Liam O'Brian on Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:59 pm

Now I'm kind of rooting for a delay on Saturday's Bristol race so I can get up early on Sunday and have another triple.
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Re: Shell Belgian GP - Formula 1

Post by BWardboy88 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:49 pm

Looks like Lotus is in more trouble:

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/120397
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Post by NASCARLOVER427 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:46 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:Looks like Lotus is in more trouble:

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/120397

Charles Pic: Out to destroy Lotus since Australia.

On the other side of the spectrum, everyone wants in at Haas.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/120342
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Post by BWardboy88 on Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:38 am

My god........................

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-handed-105-place-grid-penalty
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Post by bigdc48 on Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:11 am

BWardboy88 wrote:My god........................

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-handed-105-place-grid-penalty

To the FIA:

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Post by BWardboy88 on Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:12 am

Bad crash for Daniel de Jong in Race 1 of GP2 at Spa.
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Post by Liam O'Brian on Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:26 am

BWardboy88 wrote:Bad crash for Daniel de Jong in Race 1 of GP2 at Spa.

He alright?
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Re: Shell Belgian GP - Formula 1

Post by BWardboy88 on Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:33 am

Liam O'Brian wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:Bad crash for Daniel de Jong in Race 1 of GP2 at Spa.

He alright?

From GP2's Twitter:

GP2 Series Official ‏@GP2_Official 8m8 minutes ago
Statement regarding @Daniielde_Jong - He's been taken to hospital for assessment. He's conscious. More information will be given in due time.
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Post by BooyakaDragon on Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:10 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:My god........................

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-handed-105-place-grid-penalty
Sheesh if they actually want to enforce that, might as well start them off 5 laps down :p
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Post by Alta on Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:38 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:My god........................

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-handed-105-place-grid-penalty
So essentially 5 rear of the field penalties.
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Re: Shell Belgian GP - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:12 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:
Liam O'Brian wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:Bad crash for Daniel de Jong in Race 1 of GP2 at Spa.

He alright?

From GP2's Twitter:

GP2 Series Official ‏@GP2_Official  8m8 minutes ago
Statement regarding @Daniielde_Jong - He's been taken to hospital for assessment. He's conscious. More information will be given in due time.

He left the car under his own power so seemingly no threatening injuries.

Meanwhile in GP3, 3 virtual safety cars proved how complicated the system is now. The end to the first VSC saw Ocon begin to speed away when the VSC Ending signal was given before slamming on the brakes in realisation that the VSC was still in place. Then, race leaders Ocon and Ghiotto went from a 9 second lead to around 3 seconds due to the 3rd VSC, with 4th and 5th placed Kirchoffer and Fuoco closing in further. I don't like the system so far.
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Re: Shell Belgian GP - Formula 1

Post by BWardboy88 on Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:32 am

Yep, good championship Hamilton -_-

At least Grosjean got his first podium in 2 years so that's okay.
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Re: Shell Belgian GP - Formula 1

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:47 am

BWardboy88 wrote:Yep, good championship Hamilton -_-

The championship was his already, even long before Rosberg forgot what points racing was...

Yes, I'm still bitter about Hungary...
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Re: Shell Belgian GP - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:53 am

Cheers Pirelli Rolling Eyes
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Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:04 am

Milan655 wrote:Cheers Pirelli Rolling Eyes

Hey, Ferrari knew the risks. A one-stopper was always going to be a tricky endeavour today.
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