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#51 Posted by T0FFE (218 posts) -

@benderunit22: Yeah, but he's gonna have to drive trough sometime in the three first laps

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#52 Posted by dannyodwyer (458 posts) -

@benderunit22 said:

Do formation laps count towards the race distance? If not, makes the whole fuel shortage more and more interesting.

Yes an aborted formation lap will take one off the race distance. So better for them fuel wise. Slightly.

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#53 Posted by kinna39 (6 posts) -

Great effort from Ricciardo to get back to P2 after his slow start there

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#54 Posted by T0FFE (218 posts) -

Kobayashi delivers right away!

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#55 Posted by Milkman (19274 posts) -

I've never watched an F1 race before but those guys probably shouldn't be driving on the grass!

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#56 Edited by benderunit22 (1940 posts) -

We should have chat up for this.

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#57 Posted by jrht80 (11 posts) -

Seb's car has no power. Mark Webber just pissed himself laughing.

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#58 Posted by Mister_V (2441 posts) -

Kobicrashi living up to his nick name.

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#59 Posted by deactivated-5a1a3d3c6820c (3235 posts) -

MADNESS

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#60 Posted by Sonblade (9 posts) -

@milkman: First race for me as well, and it looks like his front end got torn apart.

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#61 Edited by teaoverlord (592 posts) -

Massa and Kobayashi were not good fantasy F1 picks...

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#62 Posted by dannyodwyer (458 posts) -

@benderunit22 said:

We should have chat up for this.

I'll mention it to the guys for the next race.

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#63 Edited by kinna39 (6 posts) -

Haha Hamilton makes his own rules

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#64 Posted by dannyodwyer (458 posts) -

This is mental :D

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#65 Posted by ToxicCurve (18 posts) -

This is insane.

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#66 Posted by T0FFE (218 posts) -

Hamilton might have to retire already! Crazy start to the season!

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#67 Posted by Freshershest (22 posts) -

If the scream of the V10's is Beethoven then the whoosh of the V6T is the Chemical Brothers...love 'em both, but each in a different way

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#68 Posted by deactivated-5a1a3d3c6820c (3235 posts) -

God dammit, Mercedes.

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#69 Posted by T0FFE (218 posts) -

I'm no fanatic but I really miss the sound from the old cars! Vettel is out, this is MADNESS!

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#70 Edited by kinna39 (6 posts) -

I reckon Vettel would rather retire than finish in the middle of the pack... Sore loser

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#71 Posted by Mister_V (2441 posts) -

Good day to be a number two driver.

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#72 Posted by datarez (861 posts) -

Yeah that was all Kobi's fault on that crash. Typical of what they would complain about him in the past.

Man those retirements!

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#73 Posted by User_Undefined (309 posts) -

Geez, didn't realize Kobiyashi got that messed up.

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#74 Posted by Mister_V (2441 posts) -

Well it's refreshing for a driver to admit to his mistake. Fair play Kobi.

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#75 Posted by deactivated-5a1a3d3c6820c (3235 posts) -
@kinna39 said:

I reckon Vettel would rather retire than finish in the middle of the pack... Sore loser

It would more likely be a team decision to save the engine. They only get 5 engines for the year, so they might as well save it if they're gonna finish outside the points anyway.

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#76 Posted by mrfizzy (1666 posts) -

Vettel is out. God this is tense.

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#77 Edited by T0FFE (218 posts) -

kobayashi do know that it isn't destruction derby they're racing, right?

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#78 Posted by deactivated-5a1a3d3c6820c (3235 posts) -

Bottas killing it at the moment. The new Flying Finn.

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#79 Posted by sopachuco13 (484 posts) -

@mister_v said:

Kobicrashi living up to his nick name.

What is his nickname?

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#80 Edited by dannyodwyer (458 posts) -

I don't even know what to look for here. Look at the names in that top 10. Overtaking all over the circuit.

Cautious of getting carried away, but this is tremendously exciting racing.

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#81 Posted by NissanSkyline (130 posts) -

I feel bad for people who just started watching F1. That engine sound is terrible, also new rules are gonna ruin the sport if this continues(Hamilton and Vettel)

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#82 Posted by ToxicCurve (18 posts) -

@t0ffe said:

kobayashi do know that it isn't destruction derby they're racing, right?

LOL, must have been playing to much Dirt: Showdown in his time away from F1.

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#83 Edited by mrfizzy (1666 posts) -

Bottas is gone too. Rear wheels are gone.

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#84 Posted by User_Undefined (309 posts) -
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#85 Posted by Mister_V (2441 posts) -
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#86 Posted by T0FFE (218 posts) -

@dannyodwyer Hah, I called it! Bottas hit the wall I was talking about :D He was doing great before that though!

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#87 Posted by kinna39 (6 posts) -

@khann: for sure... More fun to take a swipe at Vettel though... Gun driver, but complete flog

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#88 Edited by xq (21 posts) -

@mrfizzy: Hit the wall, damn, THIS is a season opener.

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#89 Posted by dannyodwyer (458 posts) -

I cannot believe they were on-board for Bottas' crash. Following in Massa's footsteps. Hopefully he can re-join.

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#90 Posted by Milkman (19274 posts) -

YOU FORGOT YOUR WHEEL, BRO!

This is fun.

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#91 Posted by deactivated-5a1a3d3c6820c (3235 posts) -
@khann said:

Bottas killing it at the moment. The new Flying Finn.

So much for that.

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#92 Edited by logfella (23 posts) -

This is fantastic. Why haven't I been watching this my entire life.

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#93 Posted by mrfizzy (1666 posts) -

Just to confirm. I saw it but what exactly happened with Kobi? It looked to me like his car just crumpled by itself at the front which then meant he couldn't avoid Massa.

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#94 Posted by Mister_V (2441 posts) -

Couple of laps behind the safety car and they should be able to run flat out till the end.

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#95 Edited by T0FFE (218 posts) -

So guys, a little Off topic but do you think it's okay to eat left over tacos for breakfast when it's F1 on? It's 7:30am here and I'm hungry :P

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#96 Posted by jrht80 (11 posts) -

I hope the rest of the season is this mental.

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#97 Posted by deactivated-5a1a3d3c6820c (3235 posts) -
@mrfizzy said:

Just to confirm. I saw it but what exactly happened with Kobi? It looked to me like his car just crumpled by itself at the front which then meant he couldn't avoid Massa.

Looked like he locked up heavy, smashed Massa and his front suspension collapsed.

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#98 Posted by User_Undefined (309 posts) -

@t0ffe: I'd say it really depends on how old they are.

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#99 Posted by dannyodwyer (458 posts) -

@mrfizzy said:

Just to confirm. I saw it but what exactly happened with Kobi? It looked to me like his car just crumpled by itself at the front which then meant he couldn't avoid Massa.

He broke too late, locked them and couldn't slow down fast enough. F1 cars cannot turn much at all while the brakes are locked, so he just kept going. Driver error is seems.

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#100 Posted by T0FFE (218 posts) -