The Official 2019 Australian Grand Prix Thread **SPOILERS**

The Official 2019 Australian Grand Prix Thread **SPOILERS**

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AllyBassman

496 posts

51 months

Saturday 16th March
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Anyone worrying that it might be a boring season just remember, this time last year there was a sizeable gap between Mercedes and Ferrari too, this is just race 1!

So really it looks like nothing has changed then, Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull nipping at their heels. Hopefully it should be a good race tomorrow.

Deesee

1,593 posts

22 months

Saturday 16th March
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Oh

Called in the thread...

1.2005 pole lap, was 21/1000 out

Lewis by 2/10ths, bloody Valtteri, so 1/10th

McLaren in q3

Bring it on for tomorrow

l354uge

1,572 posts

60 months

Saturday 16th March
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The hell is this audio?

DanielSan

13,792 posts

106 months

Saturday 16th March
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AllyBassman said:
Anyone worrying that it might be a boring season just remember, this time last year there was a sizeable gap between Mercedes and Ferrari too, this is just race 1!

So really it looks like nothing has changed then, Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull nipping at their heels. Hopefully it should be a good race tomorrow.
If things are similar then expect the Ferrari to be closer possibly even slightly quicker in race trim.

davidd

5,880 posts

223 months

Saturday 16th March
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That Mercedes looks like a handful. It’ll be interesting how it goes over a race distance .
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snake_oil

1,270 posts

14 months

Saturday 16th March
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The biggest story of the day is surely WHAT STRANGE CREATURE IS RESIDING ON SEBASTIEN'S TOP LIP yikes

craigjm

9,276 posts

139 months

Saturday 16th March
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smartypants said:
Going to be another snooze fest of a season it looks like.
Based on that qualifying I agree. Shame. Really need at least four teams in the mix

PompeyM3

1,821 posts

144 months

Saturday 16th March
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I think most people didn’t pay much attention to pre season testing times. It carrys on where we left off from last season.
Great lap by Lando Norris to get the McLaren into Q3.
Williams have a lot of work to do, let’s hope they can turn it around and work their way up the grid.

Oi_Oi_Savaloy

2,197 posts

199 months

Saturday 16th March
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Anyone else get kicked off autosport's live text feed start of Q3? Had to sign in (but forgotten password and all that phaffing).

Gave up.

Tried motorsport. Com.. Had to sign in. Went back to BBC for their text updates. Which are s.l.o.w.....!


48Valves

1,283 posts

148 months

Saturday 16th March
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DanielSan said:
If things are similar then expect the Ferrari to be closer possibly even slightly quicker in race trim.
Don't forget Ferrari are sand baggingsmile

Supersam83

194 posts

84 months

Saturday 16th March
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So Mercedes were sandbagging then shock horror... biggrin

Power unit must be pushing 1000bhp in Q3 party mode.

PhillipM

5,526 posts

128 months

Saturday 16th March
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If they gave out trophies for testing Ferrari would need a new building to store 'em - never been any different.

Rick_1138

2,964 posts

117 months

Saturday 16th March
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snake_oil said:
The biggest story of the day is surely WHAT STRANGE CREATURE IS RESIDING ON SEBASTIEN'S TOP LIP yikes
Seb rocking the Deutschland 85 look smile

Teddy Lop

930 posts

6 months

Saturday 16th March
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Lol at all the very confident early predictions of mercs lack of pace.

Leclerc looked to be give vettel some ag, hope that'll give us some fun, and bottas too keep Hamilton honest? The mrs says the new weight rules help him.

jimPH

655 posts

19 months

Saturday 16th March
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Toto sounded pleasently surprised at their pace... Let's see how they fare in the race, but he didn't sound on top of it, more suck it and see

DanielSan

13,792 posts

106 months

Saturday 16th March
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Is it too early to have any hope for Mclaren? I seem to recall they've done ok in Melbourne for the last couple of years...

pits

5,670 posts

129 months

Saturday 16th March
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Matthen said:
Rick_1138 said:
"interviews hosted by Paul Do Resta".....yay.
Yeah... As a first experience of Skys offering, its pretty.. average.
He just sucks all the life and energy out of me every time he opens his mouth, monotone voice and just utterly boring with an air of "look at me" about him, sack him off, it's time, get Karun in his place full time.


Interesting weekend so far.
Merc- one lap fast? Looks very wobbly for tyre longevity and race distance
Ferrari- not sure what's happened there, strong effort from Leclerc
Red Bull- the Honda motor sounds very poppy, but I'm sure first break down will be soon.
Haas- strong effort
McLaren- poorly timed, well don't Norris, good effort
Racing point- haha stroll, great drive Perez, let's continue to make Lance look the fool he is
Alfa- quietly just there
Williams- is getting worse, kubica, twice into the wall?!? Hopefully just a bit rusty, but not good for them
Torro- business as usual
Renault- was hoping for better to be honest, let's see how the race goes

Get Karter

1,867 posts

140 months

Saturday 16th March
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So glad I haven’t subscribed. I nearly fell for the Merc sandbagging but had my suspicions.
0.7 seconds is massive. This season will be about how easy Merc can treat their cars and still win by half a lap.

Edited by Get Karter on Saturday 16th March 08:14

Carmo99

1,294 posts

125 months

Saturday 16th March
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Trying F1 TV this season, i had the TV on the normal view and the iPad on Hamilton's drivercam. Made for a great combination plus you get all Hamitons radio messages . I’m looking forward to see how this adds to the experience in the race tomorrow. I just need 2 sets of eyes now. :-) Highly recommended for those who can subscribe - ie Not UK, sorry

westtra

1,273 posts

140 months

Saturday 16th March
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Is it March 2018??? As other than the change of teams drivers the comments are pretty similar to then and look how tight the season was until ferrari imploded.

Wait till the start of the european races before we claim Merc will walk the championships again as even though Hamilton had pole with a similar gap last year he didn't win here.