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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:46 am

Young Verstappen comes through winning his first one of the season, and Hamilton/Mercedes seem to have some worries about his car even though Hamilton increases his Championship lead to 59 points with five races remaining.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/41453667

JJBones and Pete had the best race with 13.5 points, but JJB takes it based upon type of points. The top three remains Pitsch, Pete and RZR.

Next up is the Japanese GP this coming weekend. Good luck to all! :thumb: Pete :cheers:

Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka City

https://www.formula1.com/en/championshi ... Japan.html

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Sat 7 Oct 13:00 (Thai Time)

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Sun 8 Oct 12:00 (Thai Time)
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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:12 pm

What will happen to Bottas? A 1 for 1 switch with Red Bull? Stay tuned......

Mercedes "half way to signing" Verstappen for 2019

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05j20xg
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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by pharvey » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:16 pm

^ Why Bottas? Would certainly be a little harsh on him IMO. If it ever does come around, I could actually see Hamilton staying Stateside (he does love it) and trying his hand at NASCAR. He'll have accomplished pretty much all he can in F1.

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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:38 am

^ I didn't think of that but you could very well be right. :thumb: I haven't read anything about what Hamilton wants to do with his future, but a Championship this year and perhaps next year would allow him to go out on a high. He's coming up on 33 in January so 2 more seasons would retire him right before he turns 35, which I guess is about right for an F1 driver. Pete :cheers:
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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:05 pm

Japan GP:

"11:57
FP2 "delayed indefinitely"
Race control says the start of second practice is delayed due to the rain."
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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by loua_oz » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:18 pm

Yes, rain over Japan, heavy, today. Just minutes ago, the satelite picture

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I was asked to assign my engineers to be on duty today when they (Renault) set up the gear for processing and displaying the results and times for Sunday.
Young men, fought who is going to get the free pass and be near the van (truck) with computers and enjoy the race for free. It is all our computer gear.

Suzuka is about 45mins by car from me. Been to the "Motor Entertainment Park" many times, that is former Honda (factory nearby) car testing ground.

"Suzuka" means the carriage with bells that Santa uses to ferry and deliver Xmas presents.

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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:59 pm

Japan qualifying results:

Q3

1.Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1m 27.319s

2.Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1m 27.651s****

3.Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 1m 27.791s

4.Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1m 28.306s

5.Max Verstappen NED Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1m 28.332s

6.Kimi Raikkonen FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1m 28.498s*****

7.Esteban Ocon FRA Sahara Force India-Mercedes 1m 29.111s

8.Sergio Perez MEX Sahara Force India-Mercedes 1m 29.260s

9.Felipe Massa BRA Williams Martini Racing-Mercedes 1m 29.480s

10.Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda 1m 30.687s***

Q2

11.Stoffel Vandoorne BEL McLaren-Honda 1m 29.778s

12.Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault Sport F1 1m 29.879s

13.Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas-Ferrari 1m 29.972s

14.Jolyon Palmer GBR Renault Sport F1 1m 30.022s**

15.Carlos Sainz SPA Scuderia Toro Rosso-Renault 1m 30.413s*

Q1

16.Romain Grosjean FRA Haas-Ferrari 1m 30.849s

17.Pierre Gasly FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso-Renault 1m 31.317s

18.Lance Stroll CAN Williams Martini Racing-Mercedes 1m 31.409s

19.Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari 1m 31.597s

20.Pascal Wehrlein GER Sauber-Ferrari 1m 31.885s
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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:13 pm

Japan GP results:

(Note: Busy this afternoon so I'll do pool results later tonight.)

http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/41541831

1.Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 53 laps

2.Max Verstappen NED Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer +1.211s

3.Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer +9.679s

4.Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport +10.580s (Fastest Lap)

5.Kimi Raikkonen FIN Scuderia Ferrari +32.622s

6.Esteban Ocon FRA Sahara Force India-Mercedes +67.788s

7.Sergio Perez MEX Sahara Force India-Mercedes +71.424s

8.Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas-Ferrari +88.953s

9.Romain Grosjean FRA Haas-Ferrari +89.883s

10.Felipe Massa BRA Williams Martini Racing-Mercedes +1 lap

11.Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda +1 lap

12.Jolyon Palmer GBR Renault Sport F1 +1 lap

13.Pierre Gasly FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso-Renault +1 lap

14.Stoffel Vandoorne BEL McLaren-Honda +1 lap

15.Pascal Wehrlein GER Sauber-Ferrari +2 laps



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Lance Stroll CAN Williams Martini Racing-Mercedes

Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault Sport F1

Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari

Carlos Sainz SPA Scuderia Toro Rosso-Renault
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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:36 pm

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NOTE: The top score is 14.5 points, not 15.5. Correction will reflect on the spreadsheet after the next race.
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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:40 pm

Jolyon Palmer to leave Renault after Japanese Grand Prix

http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/41536503
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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by PeteC » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:24 pm

Hamilton edges closer to the Championship with another win. He can clinch it next race if Vettel finishes fourth or worse.

Pete had the best race with 14.5 points. The top 3 are now Pitsch, Pete and JJBones

Next up is the USA in two weeks time. Good luck to all! :thumb: Pete :cheers:

United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas

https://www.formula1.com/en/championshi ... tates.html

Qualifying
Sun 22 Oct 02:00 (Thai Time)

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Mon 23 Oct 02:00 (Thai Time)
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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by Aussie69 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:08 pm

Apart from lap 1, pretty mundane race

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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by Nereus » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:36 pm

What Max Verstappen’s new deal at Red Bull means for Daniel Ricciardo

https://thewest.com.au/sport/motorsport ... b88636084z

All the speculation around Max Verstappen’s Formula 1 future is now at an end.
The Dutchman has signed a new three-year deal to stick with the Red Bull Formula 1 team, tying himself to energy drink giant until the end of the 2020
But what does that mean for Daniel Ricciardo? All the burning questions over Verstappen’s new deal ...

SO HOW LONG IS THE EXTENSION FOR?

Verstappen’s previous deal with Red Bull was due to expire at the end of 2019 so at face value his new contract only amounts to a one-year extension. But plenty in the paddock believe Verstappen’s previous agreement with Red Bull contained an opt-out clause which may have allowed him to leave the team at the end of next season if they failed to meet certain performance targets.

Given that Daniel Ricciardo’s deal with the team expires at the end of 2018, the nightmare scenario of Red Bull losing both halves of a line-up considered to be the strongest in F1 makes their money-no-object determination to retain Verstappen entirely understandable, both from a sporting and commercial perspective. That extra one year is priceless for Red Bull.

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Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Post by Nereus » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:43 pm

USA F1 Grand Prix 2017 Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton Dominates Friday Practice

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2739 ... y-practice

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest times over each of the first two practice races for the 2017 USA Formula 1 Grand Prix at Austin, Texas on Friday. Hamilton also posted the fastest-ever lap on the Circuit of the Americas.

Hamilton finished faster than Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in P1 and was quicker than Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing in P2. The Formula 1 official Twitter account detailed the finishing times at the end of P2: (all results table)

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Before then, Hamilton was the quickest during a P1 session blighted by tricky conditions caused by mixed weather. A murky and wet day made the going tough on the Circuit of the Americas, but Hamilton didn't seem to mind.

While Hamilton dealt well with the conditions, more than one of the other drivers struggled. Among them, Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo spent most of P1 struggling to stay on the track.

Ultimately, the Australian couldn't manage it and his slide off the circuit led to a 16th-place finish.

Ricciardo had his problems, but teammate Verstappen did manage to fare better. The 20-year-old finished fourth fastest on the day he signed a new contract to stay with Red Bull until 2020, per the team's official website.

There was also a rude awakening for debutant Brendon Hartley, with the Porsche driver hit with a 25-place grid penalty by FIA after internal changes to his vehicle, per Andrew Benson of BBC Sport:
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