Official 2021 Grand Prix Support races thread (F2, F3 & W)

Official 2021 Grand Prix Support races thread (F2, F3 & W)

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VladD

7,503 posts

231 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Classic start to the Porsche Supercup. 1/3 of a lap, red flag. Typical bloody Porsche drivers. biggrin

TheDeuce

9,586 posts

32 months

Sunday 23rd May
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VladD said:
Classic start to the Porsche Supercup. 1/3 of a lap, red flag. Typical bloody Porsche drivers. biggrin
I think 9 cars picked up some damage there.. smile

Probably doesn't help that the cars are wider this year.

Sandpit Steve

3,067 posts

40 months

Sunday 23rd May
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VladD said:
Classic start to the Porsche Supercup. 1/3 of a lap, red flag. Typical bloody Porsche drivers. biggrin
The tin top Porsches are always good value around Monaco. Never a dull moment, and most of the drivers treat them like £500 bangers racing at Wimbledon on a Friday night.

SpudLink

3,698 posts

158 months

Sunday 23rd May
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The Formula Alpine race shows how racing at Monaco doesn’t need overtakes to be exciting.

mattikake

4,888 posts

165 months

Thursday 27th May
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TheDeuce said:
F20CN16 said:
Also thought to myself that I may be warming to Ticktum. After his incident in the feature race I expected a proper tantrum on the radio, but he admitted fault.
The overtake on the outside there was hopeless... But he was only on the outside as he attempted the pass on the straight after the lock up.

He went for it like a racer, it didn't work out. He lost the race today but this weekend I reckon he's done his reputation and standing in motorsport a lot of good smile

He's at least more talented and less of a turd than mazepin yes
Yeah kudos to Ticktum. I was expecting him to be f'ing and blinding at piastri but he showed the other side of his emotional demons. I actually felt a bit sorry for him hunched over the tyre barrier. He was right to give it a go.

He's gone up in my books (although up from zero isn't hard!)

JonChalk

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4,587 posts

76 months

Saturday 5th June
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Ticktum's run of good performance continues - very few overtake in F2 in Sprint race so far, surprisingly, but Dan's made good, smooth, error-free progress.

Teddy Lop

5,199 posts

33 months

Saturday 5th June
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JonChalk said:
Ticktum's run of good performance continues - very few overtake in F2 in Sprint race so far, surprisingly, but Dan's made good, smooth, error-free progress.
He's being a bit more mature this season isn't he. Liam Lawson is now the Dan tictum of f2.

Radio message of the weekend (probably) from lundgard - "now it's time to shut up"laugh

Who's the commentary woman? - "Sato in the pits for tyres - maybe that was the cause of the yellow flag we just had in sector one"

Not unless he just did a sub ten second lap luv.

Adrian W

11,873 posts

194 months

Saturday 5th June
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That ridiculous straight, on the last lap you could see nearly the whole field in a long line

Tyre Smoke

17,446 posts

227 months

Saturday 5th June
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Alice somebody. Always talks down to and over Billy monger as well.

JonChalk

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4,587 posts

76 months

Saturday 5th June
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Alice Powell

ColdSyphon

107 posts

123 months

Saturday 5th June
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Was the first sprint race any good? Just tuning in for the second one now, I work night shifts so planning to watch the replay of race 1 this evening.

JonChalk

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4,587 posts

76 months

Saturday 5th June
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ColdSyphon said:
Was the first sprint race any good? Just tuning in for the second one now, I work night shifts so planning to watch the replay of race 1 this evening.
Not drastically exciting, but pretty interesting - worth watching if you have spare time.

JonChalk

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4,587 posts

76 months

Saturday 5th June
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This race is fun, though, isn't it?

Bodes well fro F1 tomorrow wink

ColdSyphon

107 posts

123 months

Saturday 5th June
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JonChalk said:
This race is fun, though, isn't it?

Bodes well fro F1 tomorrow wink
Absolutely. I love this Baku track, always delivers plenty of overtakes and drama.

TheDeuce

9,586 posts

32 months

Saturday 5th June
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JonChalk said:
Ticktum's run of good performance continues - very few overtake in F2 in Sprint race so far, surprisingly, but Dan's made good, smooth, error-free progress.
Was going to say the same about ticktum - impressive consistency and pa lce from him again. He even seems to developing the ability to handle pressure with flipping out in some way!

Good for him.

mattikake

4,888 posts

165 months

Saturday 5th June
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Ticktum was easily driver of the race for race 1 and he did pretty well in race 2 coming from being punted to dead last.

His driving on the track is consistent, fair and he has proving the ability to overtake and charge. I'm warming to him enough to start supporting him as much as any other Brit. It's just that lower formula incident never goes away.

At the moment I think he could become the stand out talent of the field by the end of the season because he seems to be getting better race by race at a rate quicker than anyone else. Piastri is too quiet and measured, even though he is still my bet to win it. Schwartzman, Lawson, Armstrong are all fast but inconsistent. Zhou has been lucky so far and really aint all that, as he proved last season. Pourchaire is great though... if you take his age into account and why not?

aston80

250 posts

7 months

Sunday 6th June
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mattikake said:
At the moment I think he could become the stand out talent of the field by the end of the season because he seems to be getting better race by race at a rate quicker than anyone else. Piastri is too quiet and measured, even though he is still my bet to win it. Schwartzman, Lawson, Armstrong are all fast but inconsistent. Zhou has been lucky so far and really aint all that, as he proved last season. Pourchaire is great though... if you take his age into account and why not?
I agree about Ticktum but disagree about Lawson:

-It's his first season in F2
-In a Bahrain race I'm sure he was clipped and retired
-Bahrain won a race
-Monaco won a race but was disqualified for something he didn't gain an advantage
-Baku FR Pole
-Baku SR1 he was clipped and retired
-Baku SR2 19th to 7th

If they didn't take Monaco from him and he hadn't been clipped twice he'd probably be leading the championship.

Petrus1983

4,891 posts

128 months

Sunday 6th June
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F2 feature race close to starting - very much cooler, and looks quite windy too - should be a good race.

JonChalk

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4,587 posts

76 months

Sunday 6th June
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I'm going to open the defence for Ticktum (in the full expectation of a torrent of PH abuse wink );

He was alongside (way more than 50% - front wheel to front wheel) - the other two drivers should have left him room, if that means backing off, then so be it. They chose to turn in on him.

Petrus1983

4,891 posts

128 months

Sunday 6th June
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I actually agree with you! Baku standard can’t be held in the same regard as circuits like Silverstone with open wide corners.