Haas chose Russiaโ€™s Nikita Mazepin

Haas chose Russiaโ€™s Nikita Mazepin

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Petrus1983

4,885 posts

128 months

Sunday 9th May
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I think if a penalty doesn’t affect you then it should certainly be a pitlane start - or what’s the point of investigating at all?

LaurasOtherHalf

20,046 posts

162 months

Sunday 9th May
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ajprice said:
JohnnyUK said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
Another week, another penalty point.

Plus a three place grid penalty.
What was the penalty for?
Holding up Norris in Q1, the other cars in the bunch got out of the way, he stayed on the racing line with Norris behind him.
Not quite, the other cars ahead of him were queuing up for their laps, he decided (again) to jump the que and by doing so took the racing line which impeded Norris.

Teppic

5,771 posts

223 months

Sunday 9th May
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The FIA took away Yuji Ide’s superlicence in 2006 for being out of his depth in F1. Can’t they do the same to this muppet?

TheDeuce

9,550 posts

32 months

Sunday 9th May
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Teppic said:
The FIA took away Yuji Ide’s superlicence in 2006 for being out of his depth in F1. Can’t they do the same to this muppet?
I imagine they're a tad worried that doing that would cause the collapse of team Haas, and leave the grid short of two cars.

Cynical perhaps... But it is F1..

vaud

40,665 posts

121 months

Sunday 9th May
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As long as he is within 107% and doesn't cause too many crashes with others, there is no way the FIA will take his licence from him.

abzmike

3,916 posts

72 months

Sunday 9th May
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vaud said:
As long as he is within 107% and doesn't cause too many crashes with others, there is no way the FIA will take his licence from him.
He was within about 3.5mm of taking out the leader last week, so interesting to see how many lives he gets unless he improves. Does he have a driving mentor? Not like his teammate is an old hand.
Trouble for him is that he is probably now feeling the pressure, driving nervous, trying really hard not to mess up. Along with his inexperience that’s a dangerous combination.

Angpozzuto

523 posts

75 months

Sunday 9th May
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Teppic said:
The FIA took away Yuji Ide’s superlicence in 2006 for being out of his depth in F1. Can’t they do the same to this muppet?
I don't think mazapin is that bad, Yuji ide qualified 3 seconds behind his teammate. At least mazepin keeps it around a second

MontyPythonX

113 posts

82 months

Thursday 13th May
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Don't forget it's Monaco next....how many times do we think he'll end up in the barriers over the course of the weekend?!

ajprice

20,560 posts

162 months

Thursday 13th May
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MontyPythonX said:
Don't forget it's Monaco next....how many times do we think he'll end up in the barriers over the course of the weekend?!
The 'Has Mazepin spun?' sites will need one of these...


95 fiesta si

1,340 posts

118 months

Thursday 13th May
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MontyPythonX said:
Don't forget it's Monaco next....how many times do we think he'll end up in the barriers over the course of the weekend?!
That could play havoc for qualifying

MontyPythonX

113 posts

82 months

Thursday 13th May
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95 fiesta si said:
That could play havoc for qualifying
Nah, I dont think he'll make it as far as quali...

1. He'll bin it straight away in FP1
2. Haas will rebuild his car overnight
3. He'll bin it again during FP3
4. Car wont be ready for qualifying
5. Start the race from the pit lane
6. Bin it on lap 2 causing a red flag!

Mark my words! haha

rampageturke

1,125 posts

128 months

Thursday 13th May
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
Not quite, the other cars ahead of him were queuing up for their laps, he decided (again) to jump the que and by doing so took the racing line which impeded Norris.
no, the two cars that passed him were on an in-lap.

Jasandjules

66,137 posts

195 months

Thursday 13th May
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MontyPythonX said:
Don't forget it's Monaco next....how many times do we think he'll end up in the barriers over the course of the weekend?!
I understand HAAS are currently looking into converting the car to a part submarine just in case...............

But I suspect (hope to be proved wrong) that he will hit the barriers so many times they won't have enough spare parts to run the car in the race...

Mr_Thyroid

1,992 posts

193 months

Thursday 13th May
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Just for a bit of balance:

His last race at Monaco, 2019 F2, was his only double points finish of that year.

vaud

40,665 posts

121 months

Thursday 13th May
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I don’t think he is a terrible driver, I think he is over driving an unpredictable car.

He’s no Lewis but nor is he Taki Inoue.

TheDeuce

9,550 posts

32 months

Thursday 13th May
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vaud said:
I don’t think he is a terrible driver, I think he is over driving an unpredictable car.

He’s no Lewis but nor is he Taki Inoue.
But he's binned it more often than his (also rookie) team mate whilst going more slowly confused

Can we blame the thoughtless driving on the unpredictable car too..?

Munter

30,608 posts

207 months

Thursday 13th May
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I see a crash with whoever is lapping him. He's had a few close calls with cars coming past. Monaco there's no space and the tunnel is a passing place so... I will not be surprised to see something like a Haas and Red Bull go into the tunnel, followed by a lot of scrap F1 parts coming out the other end.

SpudLink

3,687 posts

158 months

Thursday 13th May
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Munter said:
I see a crash with whoever is lapping him. He's had a few close calls with cars coming past. Monaco there's no space and the tunnel is a passing place so... I will not be surprised to see something like a Haas and Red Bull go into the tunnel, followed by a lot of scrap F1 parts coming out the other end.
So Lewis’ tactic should be to run 2nd in the race, on the basis that Max will be first to lap Mazepin, and therefore most likely to be taken out. smile


HocusPocus

420 posts

67 months

Thursday 13th May
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Munter said:
I see a crash with whoever is lapping him. He's had a few close calls with cars coming past. Monaco there's no space and the tunnel is a passing place so... I will not be surprised to see something like a Haas and Red Bull go into the tunnel, followed by a lot of scrap F1 parts coming out the other end.
Alonso and Ralph's coming together at the tunnel in 2004. Knew then Alonso had class (before his first championship), giving the expressive finger to Ralph whilst still crashing.

vaud

40,665 posts

121 months

Thursday 13th May
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TheDeuce said:
But he's binned it more often than his (also rookie) team mate whilst going more slowly confused

Can we blame the thoughtless driving on the unpredictable car too..?
I'm willing to give rookies a half season at least.