Official 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

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shirt

19,179 posts

149 months

Thursday 28th November
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Cracking circuit to drive, but has rarely made good tv for the premier formula after the first couple of years where it was a bit crashy.

Lewis win for me, feel good factor for him going into the off season after a few races off the top step.

I’ll be in the Williams garage all weekend making sure they don’t have a performance advantage, hehehe

SturdyHSV

6,715 posts

115 months

Thursday 28th November
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shirt said:
Cracking circuit to drive, but has rarely made good tv for the premier formula after the first couple of years where it was a bit crashy.

Lewis win for me, feel good factor for him going into the off season after a few races off the top step.

I’ll be in the Williams garage all weekend making sure they don’t have a performance advantage, hehehe
Claire? scratchchin

shirt

19,179 posts

149 months

Thursday 28th November
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i've got a question i'm dying to ask her actually. but i very much doubt i have the guts to, and think i'd be kicked out shortly afterwards!

rider73

232 posts

25 months

Thursday 28th November
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can Bernie not push through a 500point for the win rule change like he did a few seasons ago - ah no, he's not in charge anymore - shame....

TheInternet

2,996 posts

111 months

Thursday 28th November
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Jasandjules said:
Two power straights, has to be a Ferrari win.
That may depend upon the interaction between the two drivers.

"We discussed together and I think that they understand what happened was not acceptable," Binotto said.

"We know how to move forward."

Are we to infer that he doesn't completely trust them with the steering part?

Mark-C

3,152 posts

153 months

Thursday 28th November
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TheInternet said:
"We know how to move forward."
The moving forward wasn't the problem ... it was the sideways bit that caused the issue.

I'm just hoping to see the top three teams keep their drivers on the circuit to the finish and for it to be close between them all,

It's been a great season and that will give us all more to look forward to next year.

ajprice

16,707 posts

144 months

Thursday 28th November
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Exige77 said:
Botas getting a new engine so can give it the full Beans from the back.

Should be fun.
Yep https://wtf1.com/post/bottas-will-have-to-start-th...

A Mercedes at the back with a brand new engine and no next race to worry about. Top 6 isn't an issue, podium?

djgritt

384 posts

112 months

Thursday 28th November
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Mercedes should allow that engine to be run at full whack for the majority of the weekend, will be interesting to see the performance of a fresh package with all of their in-season tweaks in combination.

TheDeuce

3,712 posts

14 months

Thursday 28th November
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ajprice said:
Yep https://wtf1.com/post/bottas-will-have-to-start-th...

A Mercedes at the back with a brand new engine and no next race to worry about. Top 6 isn't an issue, podium?
Unless he gets involved in an incident or some bad luck, he has no excuse not to be on the podium. But can Max split the Mercs, or even win? Either should be possible I think.

It will be fun seeing Bottas have to pass both Ferrari's, assuming they haven't taken each other out again before he catches them up.

ajprice

16,707 posts

144 months

Thursday 28th November
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In other Bottas news, he and Mrs Bottas are separating https://twitter.com/ValtteriBottas/status/11999991...

jm doc

1,153 posts

180 months

Thursday 28th November
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ajprice said:
In other Bottas news, he and Mrs Bottas are separating https://twitter.com/ValtteriBottas/status/11999991...
So is this anything to do with the Monaco podium "incident"?

Graveworm

2,756 posts

19 months

Thursday 28th November
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ajprice said:
In other Bottas news, he and Mrs Bottas are separating https://twitter.com/ValtteriBottas/status/11999991...
Cant be easy. Just rewatched 2014 Abu Dhabi. He came 3rd for Williams and I was reminded how pleasant he has always come across. "To whom it may concern" not withstanding.

Jasandjules

63,354 posts

177 months

Thursday 28th November
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jm doc said:
So is this anything to do with the Monaco podium "incident"?
?

Deesee

3,243 posts

31 months

Thursday 28th November
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Jasandjules said:
jm doc said:
So is this anything to do with the Monaco podium "incident"?
?
This one

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/fo...

iandc

2,612 posts

154 months

Thursday 28th November
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Jasandjules said:
?
wink wink say no more!!

K50 DEL

Original Poster:

8,043 posts

176 months

Thursday 28th November
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shirt said:
i've got a question i'm dying to ask her actually. but i very much doubt i have the guts to, and think i'd be kicked out shortly afterwards!
Happy to ask her on your behalf if you can blag me another pass lol, I'm there anyway on Sat and Sun I think so it'd be no problem lol

Jasandjules

63,354 posts

177 months

Thursday 28th November
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TheDeuce

3,712 posts

14 months

Thursday 28th November
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Is it just me, or is Yas Marina bordering on biased these days?


C2Red

3,066 posts

201 months

Thursday 28th November
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TheDeuce said:
Is it just me, or is Yas Marina bordering on biased these days?

Ferrari manta ray...

DaveTheRave87

1,412 posts

37 months

Friday 29th November
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Deesee said:
Jasandjules said:
jm doc said:
So is this anything to do with the Monaco podium "incident"?
?
This one

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/fo...
Wow the comments there make this place look like MENSA.

Thoughts on FP1? Bottas quickest was expected, as much as a Ferrari messing up.