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    F1 Baaaaa-rain.

    F1 at Bahrain this weekend.

    Horner is already talking up the year: https://www.grandprix247.com/2019/03...pecking-order/

    Of course its on at stupid o'clock like every year. 2:10am
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    .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

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    DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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    Should have been smarter about my trip home from Munich this weekend. I'm flying Munich to Dubai on Friday night, should have gone to Bahrain instead and got few sessions in....damn.

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    I'm gonna be really interested to see how Dan goes in this race.

    I'm wondering if the strict Red Bull life Vs freedom at Renault might of effected his race weekend preparations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMac View Post
    I'm gonna be really interested to see how Dan goes in this race.

    I'm wondering if the strict Red Bull life Vs freedom at Renault might of effected his race weekend preparations.
    He already said in post race interviews that the volume of media obligations meant he couldn't fully concentrate on the race. I think it was a combined number of things like new car, new team, pressure to perform, media obligations, bad luck...
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    I thought that was a legitimate excuse.

    Then I thought... Surely the RBR commitments all year around would be harsher then Renault, he even admitted that the Renault deal meant he had a lot more freedom. He did okay with RBR and all their whacky media pumps.

    I still see his point of view, and kinda agree - but its flimsy.
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    New team every man and his dog wants to ask a zillion questions, RBR arenít silly they would have someone on the books noting all the outside of racing stresses and activity then advising if the drivers were being stretched too far away from driving performance.

    At end of the day Dan is human and some times itís just not your day.
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    Not to beat a dead horse, but if Dan stays a few inches closer to the track off the start in Melbourne, he goes on to finish top 8 and everyone is satisfied. Not sure how prepping differently could have avoided the result.

    Onwards and upwards.

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    Melbourne was also Dans home GP so the home broadcaster etc etc all chews up extra time that isnít part of his ďusual weekend at workĒ.

    Itís probably the same for all drivers in their National GP - thereís just more pressure from everyone that contributes to building all the brands involved.

    Either way being the 2nd of 4? Races outside Europe in a row Iíd imagine we wonít see much significant improvement from any team beyond tidying up teething issues.
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    Can't wait.

    I haven't been this excited for a year of F1 for a while now, so many driver changes and the battle for best of the rest will be intense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [RX3] View Post
    Can't wait.

    I haven't been this excited for a year of F1 for a while now, so many driver changes and the battle for best of the rest will be intense.
    I was thinking about how interesting the mid pack battle is this year while watching the Melbounre race as thought to myself, is it because the battle is legitimately good or because Australia has some skin in the game
    of midfield now with Ricci...?

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    Power track so will be good to see just where everyone is
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    Quote Originally Posted by spiller View Post
    Not to beat a dead horse, but if Dan stays a few inches closer to the track off the start in Melbourne, he goes on to finish top 8 and everyone is satisfied. Not sure how prepping differently could have avoided the result.

    Onwards and upwards.
    Well he could have done a track walk and seen the gutter which is a basic for any driver that has raced professionally in any series.......




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    Quote Originally Posted by vet 180 View Post
    Well he could have done a track walk and seen the gutter which is a basic for any driver that has raced professionally in any series.......




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    Quote Originally Posted by vet 180 View Post
    Well he could have done a track walk and seen the gutter which is a basic for any driver that has raced professionally in any series.......
    Track walk or not, the outcome would have been the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiller View Post
    Track walk or not, the outcome would have been the same.
    If Dan knew that gutter was there he would not have put 2 wheels on the grass. The same as if it was a wall. He would have raced closer to Perez. I would seriously be surprised if he didnít do a track walk on Thursday, but he obviously missed the potential danger of loosing his front wing.

    It was Dan himself that said his preparation schedule would change for next year, so it was he himself that felt he needed to prepare better.


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    How many drains are around Albert Park do you reckon? 400?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMuz View Post
    How many drains are around Albert Park do you reckon? 400?
    How many on the start line before the first corner on the side of the grid he was starting?


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    it was grass that broke the wing, no drains, and no concrete involved.
    .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

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    DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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    Quote Originally Posted by vet 180 View Post
    If Dan knew that gutter was there he would not have put 2 wheels on the grass. The same as if it was a wall. He would have raced closer to Perez. I would seriously be surprised if he didnít do a track walk on Thursday, but he obviously missed the potential danger of loosing his front wing.

    It was Dan himself that said his preparation schedule would change for next year, so it was he himself that felt he needed to prepare better.


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    I bet 10/10 who looked at the grass before the race wouldn't have thought anything of it. It was a freak incident.

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    F1 Baaaaa-rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by spiller View Post
    I bet 10/10 who looked at the grass before the race wouldn't have thought anything of it. It was a freak incident.
    Yeah I imagine this is likely. It makes the most sense. However the result was the result and the threat was clearly there and missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nastysven View Post
    it was grass that broke the wing, no drains, and no concrete involved.
    This.

    Dan made a split second decision, and it was the wrong one, most other tracks he'd have gotten away with it. C'est la vie.
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    hopefully he does a track walk in Bahrain and makes a note of where the large amounts of grains of sand are so it doesnt break his front wing again.. those Renault front wings seem fragile if grass breaks em...
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    Heís getting a new tub and theyíre bringing a lot less wing so itíll be an interesting weekend.
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    Salt sales must have spiked hard if Dan fans are still blaming Renault for Dans fuck up.

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    Interesting snippet from Dan about Melbourne. Even his track buddy kid who tripped on the grass. Although he does say it's not something he'd have picked out on the walk.
    https://streamable.com/3jm6t

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    I think the reality was the grass was maybe 30-50mm higher than the concrete and track which normally wouldn't have been an issue, there are bigger kerbs around most tracks. But in this case as he has dropped off the grass onto the concrete the suspension has compressed dropping the nose lower than normal and low enough it has just dug into the next bit. Had the gap from grass bit to the next been a foot shorter or longer he would have got away with it.
    Last edited by Luke352; 29-03-19 at 01:46 PM.

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    Drove past it last night and yeah the grass is probably 10cm above the paved section.
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    I wonder if Renault are starting to wonder about Dan ?
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