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2017 Azerbaijan GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:47 am

The European tour for 2017 begins with the return to Baku in Azerbaijan, one of the few street circuits on the schedule. Before we get to the narrowest section in F1, let's get to some headlines.

Alonso: "Win by September or I am Out"

For Fernando Alonso, lets just say that Fernando Alonso has not had a world beating season. Several mechanical failures ending several good results has drove the Spaniard to the point of peak insanity. Before the race on Sunday, Fernando stated that if McLaren isn't winning by September, he is gone. Given how spectacular the Honda engine has been *rolls eyes*, it is a safe bet to say Fernando won't be back.

Palm of Renault's Hands

Another driver rumored out of his ride is Renault's Jolyon Palmer. Jolyon has not had a lot of success since he joined Renault last season. After running out Kevin Magnusson, he was handed the test of Nico Hulkenburg and he is not doing well against Nico. Rumor has it that Jolyon will be out before Spa and Renault will have most likely Sergey Sirotkin finish the season.

Sergio vs. Esteban

A relationship that took a turn for the worse was between the Force India teammates, Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon. While Force India had a stellar day in Canada, it was mired in controversy due to an incident late in the race. While trying to catch the Red Bull of Daniel Riccardo, Sergio Perez was caught between Riccardo and his fast approaching teammate. Instead of letting Ocon go, Perez blocked Ocon and ended his chance of potentially getting a podium. Lets hope this doesn't ruin anything for either driver.

Portugal Returning?

Another rumor that popped up during the lead up was that Portugal will return to the schedule in the near future. With France and Germany already coming back, a return to the other Iberian peninsula country might be fully possible. The rumor says that the race would be taking place at Algarve.

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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan GP

Post by Magus978 on Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:41 pm

Welcome to IndyCar, Fernando! That McLaren isn't going anywhere near 1st place...and if it does by some fluke, then Honda will take care of the rest.
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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:24 pm

The 2018 schedule has been released. Below is what the schedule looks like.

Australia
China
Bahrain
Azerbaijan
Spain
Monaco
Canada
France
Austria
Great Britain
Germany
Hungary
Belgium
Italy
Singapore
Russia
Japan
United States
Mexico
Brazil
Abu Dhabi

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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:20 am

The questionnaire for Azerbaijan will be a little different. Instead of focusing on last years race, I am going to give 3 questions that occurred on a street circuit. Here we go,

1. Valencia had it's last race in 2012, who won that race?

2. Baku claimed the suspensions of both drivers at what team during last years race?

3. In 1983, McLaren's John Watson won in Long Beach. Can you recall what position he started the race?

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Post by kensethfan on Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:46 pm

The_Wall_91 wrote:The questionnaire for Azerbaijan will be a little different. Instead of focusing on last years race, I am going to give 3 questions that occurred on a street circuit. Here we go,

1. Valencia had it's last race in 2012, who won that race?

2. Baku claimed the suspensions of both drivers at what team during last years race?

3. In 1983, McLaren's John Watson won in Long Beach. Can you recall what position he started the race?

1. Fernando Alonso
2. Scuderia Toro Rosso
3. 22nd
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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:49 pm

kensethfan wrote:
The_Wall_91 wrote:The questionnaire for Azerbaijan will be a little different. Instead of focusing on last years race, I am going to give 3 questions that occurred on a street circuit. Here we go,

1. Valencia had it's last race in 2012, who won that race?

2. Baku claimed the suspensions of both drivers at what team during last years race?

3. In 1983, McLaren's John Watson won in Long Beach. Can you recall what position he started the race?

1. Fernando Alonso
2. Scuderia Toro Rosso
3. 22nd

All 3 are correct

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Re: 2017 Azerbaijan GP

Post by Cynon on Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:00 pm

The_Wall_91 wrote:Alonso: "Win by September or I am Out"

For Fernando Alonso, lets just say that Fernando Alonso has not had a world beating season. Several mechanical failures ending several good results has drove the Spaniard to the point of peak insanity. Before the race on Sunday, Fernando stated that if McLaren isn't winning by September, he is gone. Given how spectacular the Honda engine has been *rolls eyes*, it is a safe bet to say Fernando won't be back.

Alonso: "Bye, Felicia!"

The_Wall_91 wrote:Palm of Renault's Hands

Another driver rumored out of his ride is Renault's Jolyon Palmer. Jolyon has not had a lot of success since he joined Renault last season. After running out Kevin Magnusson, he was handed the test of Nico Hulkenburg and he is not doing well against Nico. Rumor has it that Jolyon will be out before Spa and Renault will have most likely Sergey Sirotkin finish the season.

Renault: "Bye, Felicia!"

Jolyon Palmer is objectively the worst driver in F1, he's spent the entirety of this season giving ammunition to Lance Stroll's fanbase so they can make the case that Stroll is at least better than someone...

... Laughing

The_Wall_91 wrote:Sergio vs. Esteban

A relationship that took a turn for the worse was between the Force India teammates, Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon. While Force India had a stellar day in Canada, it was mired in controversy due to an incident late in the race. While trying to catch the Red Bull of Daniel Riccardo, Sergio Perez was caught between Riccardo and his fast approaching teammate. Instead of letting Ocon go, Perez blocked Ocon and ended his chance of potentially getting a podium. Lets hope this doesn't ruin anything for either driver.

Hopefully they'll be able to play it off as hard racing, because that's what it was. Perez wanted that place, badly. I don't think Perez is primed to jump up to a big team and win grands prix, even though he should be, but he's making a statement that he's better than Ocon. Especially since Ocon couldn't pass Perez on his own.

The_Wall_91 wrote:Portugal Returning?

Another rumor that popped up during the lead up was that Portugal will return to the schedule in the near future. With France and Germany already coming back, a return to the other Iberian peninsula country might be fully possible. The rumor says that the race would be taking place at Algarve.

Algarve?! Yes please. I recall loving that track when I drove it in rFactor, and then losing my front wing on an AI car and then turning my car into an airplane on the front straight. But that's another story.

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