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2017 Bahrain GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:45 pm

F1 makes a return to the always beautiful Middle East *rolls eyes* as we head to Bahrain. Before we get to race headlines, there is one piece of news I want to get to.

Malaysia Out, Germany In, France Also?

Announced during the week leading up to China, it became known that 2017 will be the last Malaysian GP. With this announcement, it became known that the German GP will return in 2018 with a hint of the French GP also returning. Germany has all but been confirmed for 2018 while France is a little more up in the air.

Now that that's out of the way, let's get to some headlines.

Time to Fight

With 2 races down, we have a very close title fight in both drivers and constructors. In the drivers championship, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are tied on top of the leaderboard. Meanwhile, the constructors championship sees Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull are all within 1 point of eachother. Hopefully, dear god, this will be competitive all season.

Valterri Bottas: Hero to Dumbass

The small F1 season saw what could be the funniest moment of the season provided by the other Finn, Valterri Bottas. During the safety car period, Valterri, who was trying to warm up his tires, spun himself out losing 7 positions and forcing him to finish the race in 6th. Now, Valterri, I can understand that you are nervous but that's something that Maldonado or Stroll are expected to do, not you.

Who is Driver 1 at Red Bull?

The friendly rivalry between Red Bull teammates Daniel Riccardo and Max Verstappen is one of the most exciting battles all season. Daniel and Max are not yet in a race winning car but they have been finishing close to eachother and it shows by being 1 point behind Mercedes and Ferrari in the Constructors Championship. They might be a team to watch later on in the season.

"And the Sainz said..."

... Someone give me a chance. The hero of the Chinese GP was Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz. For those of you who picked up on this, I am a fan of Carlos Sainz. Carlos was top 5 all day until falling back to finish 7th. If Kimi Raikkonnen decides at the end of the year to retire, I hope that the driver they bring in is Carlos Sainz. If he can drive like this in the Toro Rosso, think of what he can do in a front running car.

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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by bsoyuz on Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:22 pm

About the French Grand Prix, it was confirmed late last year, it will return to Paul Ricard as well.
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by zfitzwater599 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:51 am

I swear if Ricciardo doesn't Win soon he might go somewhere else in 2018
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by kensethfan on Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:30 am

zfitzwater599 wrote:I swear if Ricciardo doesn't Win soon he might go somewhere else in 2018

What makes you say that? Ricciardo won Malaysia late last season.
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by zfitzwater599 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:33 am

kensethfan wrote:
zfitzwater599 wrote:I swear if Ricciardo doesn't Win soon he might go somewhere else in 2018

What makes you say that? Ricciardo won Malaysia late last season.
He needs to Win ASAP. He's in a dry spell since his Malaysian Win
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by Ben Atkins on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:38 am

zfitzwater599 wrote:
kensethfan wrote:
zfitzwater599 wrote:I swear if Ricciardo doesn't Win soon he might go somewhere else in 2018

What makes you say that? Ricciardo won Malaysia late last season.
He needs to Win ASAP. He's in a dry spell since his Malaysian Win

It's been seven races. That's not that bad at all.

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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by bsoyuz on Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:16 pm

If seven races without a win was a bad period then Massa would've been out of F1 by 2010, likewise Barrichello.
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by kensethfan on Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:17 pm

Ben Atkins wrote:
zfitzwater599 wrote:
kensethfan wrote:
zfitzwater599 wrote:I swear if Ricciardo doesn't Win soon he might go somewhere else in 2018

What makes you say that? Ricciardo won Malaysia late last season.
He needs to Win ASAP. He's in a dry spell since his Malaysian Win

It's been seven races. That's not that bad at all.

This.

Ricciardo has been doing well with RBR. They're not gonna kick him out because he's not winning. Else they'd have fired him halfway through last season.
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:47 pm

Time for the Bahrain questionnaire. There are only 3 questions this time.

1. Last year, Stoffel Vandoorne scored 1 point for McLaren. Before Stoffel, who was the last Belgian driver to score a point?

2. True or False, Kimi Raikkonnen has won a race in Bahrain.

3. 2009 saw Toyota lock out the front row in Bahrain. Who was driving for Toyota in 2009 in Bahrain?

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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by pennst24 on Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:20 pm

The_Wall_91 wrote:Time for the Bahrain questionnaire. There are only 3 questions this time.

1. Last year, Stoffel Vandoorne scored 1 point for McLaren. Before Stoffel, who was the last Belgian driver to score a point?

2. True or False, Kimi Raikkonnen has won a race in Bahrain.

3. 2009 saw Toyota lock out the front row in Bahrain. Who was driving for Toyota in 2009 in Bahrain?

1. Stefan Bellof? Was he Belgian? I know he died at Spa.
2. False
3. Jarno the Conductor and Timo "Is That" Glock
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:26 pm

pennst24 wrote:
The_Wall_91 wrote:Time for the Bahrain questionnaire. There are only 3 questions this time.

1. Last year, Stoffel Vandoorne scored 1 point for McLaren. Before Stoffel, who was the last Belgian driver to score a point?

2. True or False, Kimi Raikkonnen has won a race in Bahrain.

3. 2009 saw Toyota lock out the front row in Bahrain. Who was driving for Toyota in 2009 in Bahrain?

1. Stefan Bellof? Was he Belgian? I know he died at Spa.
2. False
3. Jarno the Conductor and Timo "Is That" Glock

1. Stefan Bellof is incorrect
2. Correct, in fact, Kimi has 8 podium finishes in Bahrain but no win
3. Correct and Correct

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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by bsoyuz on Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:09 pm

The last Belgian to score points in F1 if I am not mistaken was Bertrand Gachot in 1991 for Jordan, one year before he started running under the French flag and then the European Union flag years later outside of F1.
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by AntmanB on Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:26 pm

The Only Big Race this Weekend.
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:28 pm

bsoyuz wrote:The last Belgian to score points in F1 if I am not mistaken was Bertrand Gachot in 1991 for Jordan, one year before he started running under the French flag and then the European Union flag years later outside of F1.

Bertrand Gachot is a good guess but is also incorrect.

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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by bsoyuz on Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:26 pm

The_Wall_91 wrote:
bsoyuz wrote:The last Belgian to score points in F1 if I am not mistaken was Bertrand Gachot in 1991 for Jordan, one year before he started running under the French flag and then the European Union flag years later outside of F1.

Bertrand Gachot is a good guess but is also incorrect.

If it is not Gachot, then it probably is Thierry Boutsen since they were around at the same time and did score points as well.
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:29 pm

bsoyuz wrote:
The_Wall_91 wrote:
bsoyuz wrote:The last Belgian to score points in F1 if I am not mistaken was Bertrand Gachot in 1991 for Jordan, one year before he started running under the French flag and then the European Union flag years later outside of F1.

Bertrand Gachot is a good guess but is also incorrect.

If it is not Gachot, then it probably is Thierry Boutsen since they were around at the same time and did score points as well.

Ding ding ding, Thierry Boutsen is the correct answer. Oddly enough, Theirry's last points and Stoffel's first point were both for McLaren.

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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:00 am

The_Wall_91 wrote:Ding ding ding, Thierry Boutsen is the correct answer. Oddly enough, Theirry's last points and Stoffel's first point were both for McLaren.

Now that is wrong, Boutsen never drove for McLaren. His last points were for Ligier in 1992.
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:00 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
The_Wall_91 wrote:Ding ding ding, Thierry Boutsen is the correct answer. Oddly enough, Theirry's last points and Stoffel's first point were both for McLaren.

Now that is wrong, Boutsen never drove for McLaren. His last points were for Ligier in 1992.

Yeah...Just checked it and it was Ligier. I feel dumb now but oh well

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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by Rovenami on Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:54 pm

Qualifying Results:

1. Bottas (Mercedes)
2. Hamilton (Mercedes)
3. Vettel (Ferrari)
4. Ricciardo (Red Bull)
5. Raikkonen (Ferrari)
6. Verstappen (Red Bull)
7. Hulkenburg (Renault)
8. Massa (Williams)
9. Grosjean (Haas)
10. Palmer (Renault)
11. Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
12. Stroll (Williams)
13. Wehrlein (Sauber)
14. Ocon (Force India)
15. Alonso (McLaren)
16. Sainz (Toro Rosso)
17. Vandoorne (McLaren)
18. Perez (Force India)
19. Ericsson (Sauber)
20. Magnussen (Haas)
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:47 pm

Winners of the Bahrain GP:

Sebastian Vettel: Held on for win number 2 of 2017
Lewis Hamilton: A comeback that fell short but still a hell of a run
Felipe Massa: Felipe drove like it was 2008 again
Sahara Force India: Still scoring points and being consistent
Pascal Wehrlein: P11 for a struggling Sauber team is a great confidence booster

Losers of the Bahrain GP:

Reliability: Reliability claims 6 today
Carlos Sainz: Please don't try to reenact the Maldonado/Gutierrez crash ever again
McLaren: Gees your reliability sucks
Fernando Alonso's Sanity: Maybe a move to Renault rumor is going to stop Fernando from ending up in the Looney bin

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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Uh-oh. Vettel's back. Razz
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by navycook75 on Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:13 pm

Nice to see that Australia wasn't a fluke.

We're in for a good season.
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Re: 2017 Bahrain GP

Post by Alpineopossum on Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:45 pm

Watched it on DVR. That was a great race (Bahrain's racing has gotten much better recently). Great drive from Hamilton, and a really exciting finish. As navycook said, we're in for a great season. The exciting F1 we all know and love is back!
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