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Today 01:10 PM
horsewidower
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Originally Posted by Del View Post

People forget, today's tiffs are fairly mild in comparison, I think.
Senna/Prost anyone?
Today 10:13 AM
Del For the criticism against LeClerc, Verstappen had this to say about the duel:

“I think it was nice racing.”

LeClerc just gave back to Verstappen what Verstappen had done to him in Austria. He had to expect no other action if Le Clerc is to grow as a top driver. Certainly Schumacher showed us all how to do just that, including hitting another car on purpose, and the officials accepting that, he winning the championship by that totally questionable action.

People forget, today's tiffs are fairly mild in comparison, I think.
Yesterday 09:51 PM
Biscione Call it what you want, LeClerc shoved Max off - wheels to wheels - and then shut the door 'for good measure' as Brundle likes to say. I enjoyed every second of it!

But don't get me wrong, I like Max and his speed. I have said it before, Max belongs at Ferrari! and that is what the old Drake would do NOW; mid-season before Monza: return Seb and hire Max away from Horner. This is what we need to fight MBz and Hami.

I hope we are not looking at another decade of soft Massas and Barrichellos at Ferrari.

And finally - yes Alfa - give them the full spec motor and let's get some red cars on the top podium. Giovi svegliati !!
Yesterday 01:41 PM
horsewidower Frankly, I enjoyed the tussle between LeClerc and Verstappen. Racing actually broke out at this GP.

Seb just seems lackluster. The focus of the past appears gone. Perhaps its just the despair of a bright record setting future (ala his four championships with RBR) harshed by the reality that if you don't have the best car, you don't win. Oh, and the ego crush of having two junior drivers (Riccardo and now LeClerc) besting him in equivalent equipment. Perhaps he should hang it up before his lack of focus causes him to hurt himself or others. Its a shame, I really expected Ferrari, and Seb, to take it to Merc this year.
Yesterday 01:29 PM
PSk
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Originally Posted by hunttheshunt View Post
Dangerous driving (changing line under braking) is not the opposite for soft.

Max's style was again superior to Leclerc's. He didn't learn how to win such a fight, he just drove more dirty.
Remember Max has more time in F1 to tame his approach. I'm glad Leclerc got his elbows out, we don't need another Massa ...
Pete
Yesterday 12:12 PM
Dave De Rosier Nice to see the Alfas making it to Q3 with some regularity. Great racing by Max and LeClerc, we will hopefully watch these two youngsters battle like that for the next several years. I could see a couple moves by Leclerc as questionable, but I doubt any driver in F1 hasn't made the same ones. I was happy there were no stewards involved in that. Vettel, I just can't explain. P6 in qualifying and then punting Max like that. Wow.
Yesterday 07:00 AM
Gabor K. Since this is an Alfa Romeo site: not to forget that Alfa Romeo is improving, by Raikonen arriving at 8th. place and Vettel-Ferrari at 16 th place.

Overall it seems Raikonen is the better driver of the two at the moment, so the Alfa badge moved to the Ferrari with Kimi would be a winner! Obviously the Alfa chassis is not fast enough!
07-14-2019 10:59 PM
hunttheshunt Dangerous driving (changing line under braking) is not the opposite for soft.

Max's style was again superior to Leclerc's. He didn't learn how to win such a fight, he just drove more dirty.
07-14-2019 10:51 PM
Biscione LeClerc simply listened to those that called him 'soft' in Austria; and gave it back to Maxy in this race. Was great to watch.

Don't know if Vettel broke something; but with a new front wing and tires he should have scored the fast lap point.

Hamilton just played everyone; race fast lap on the last lap with 30 lap old tires !!
07-14-2019 06:51 PM
Jack Straw It's been great to see two exciting F1 races in a row. Let's hope the remaining events come close to Austria and Britain.
07-14-2019 05:32 PM
ARwrench Kimi before race day.....





Kimi:
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“I really enjoyed driving the 1950 Alfetta, it was a bit loud, I should have had worn some earplugs! But it was a great experience."
07-14-2019 05:13 PM
genericwood Not sure how Mercedesdid anything to favor Hamilton. Botas was hurt by an untimely safety car. The young guns (Verstappen and LaClerc) made Vettel look foolish...
07-14-2019 01:19 PM
1750GT
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Originally Posted by hunttheshunt View Post
....Vettel no comment. Absolutely disastrous.
Don't know what is going on with Vettel the past 2 years. He is his own worst enemy.....I truly feel he's lost that edge.
07-14-2019 01:05 PM
hunttheshunt
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Originally Posted by Del View Post
Great drive by Hamilton whether you like him or not, but I think my nod for driver of the race should go to Leclerc for his superb car handling.
Not agree. Mercedes pit wall crew has stolen the win from Bottas with that HAM favourizing strategy.

And Leclercs drive was dirty against Max. This was a kind of style Max used to show 2 years ago.

Vettel no comment. Absolutely disastrous.
07-14-2019 12:52 PM
Del Great drive by Hamilton whether you like him or not, but I think my nod for driver of the race should go to Leclerc for his superb car handling.
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