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

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

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F20CN16

8,625 posts

164 months

Sunday 6th June
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Lawson’s penalty also a joke. Is the pit exit off the circuit now!? Penalty is for forcing a driver off the circuit. These guys see Max Vestappen get away with that sort of thing all the time.

mattikake

4,888 posts

165 months

Sunday 6th June
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Agreed. It was hard, but forcing a driver off the track? He wasn't even alongside him.

Also harsh penalty for Ticktum. I mean he has more than half a car alongside even before the braking zone. He didn't move over. He didn't out brake himself. The only thing that penalty says is "don't race".

Speed Badger

1,504 posts

83 months

Sunday 6th June
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Yep I know we are supposed to boo Dick Tantrum, but I can't see how they can give Ticktum a penalty without giving the guy in the middle a penalty too. They were doing exactly the same move. By that token if there was a fourth car on the inside of Ticktum, that driver would have got the sole penalty instead of any of the others.

mattikake

4,888 posts

165 months

Sunday 6th June
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Well that's tightened the championship right up!

mattikake

4,888 posts

165 months

Sunday 6th June
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Dick in full tantrum mode. Lol

An extra pitstop + 10s penalty. He was 29s behind the leader. He could've won this race. (Don't tell him that though)

F20CN16

8,625 posts

164 months

Sunday 6th June
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Speed Badger said:
Yep I know we are supposed to boo Dick Tantrum, but I can't see how they can give Ticktum a penalty without giving the guy in the middle a penalty too. They were doing exactly the same move. By that token if there was a fourth car on the inside of Ticktum, that driver would have got the sole penalty instead of any of the others.
Racing incident I think.

Dan Ticktum - as he says he was faster than them. But he did put his car in a position that would always end in tears. He’s so frustrating to watch, and to listen to. He needs a sports psychologist if he doesn’t have one already.

antspants

2,229 posts

141 months

Sunday 6th June
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10 seconds perhaps harsh but he was the last of the 3 drivers to insert himself where 3 cars won't fit. He'd have been better off easing out of it and waiting for the other two to hit each other or at least one of them to be slow exiting and easy to pass.

moffspeed

1,550 posts

173 months

Monday 7th June
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antspants said:
10 seconds perhaps harsh but he was the last of the 3 drivers to insert himself where 3 cars won't fit. He'd have been better off easing out of it and waiting for the other two to hit each other or at least one of them to be slow exiting and easy to pass.
Always good to support the Brits in F2 but Ticktum is difficult to warm to. There are plenty of fast rookies in F2 this year but they are all making mistakes on a regular basis. Ticktum, with all his experience, should be capitalising on this.

At least he has pace. Apparently Berndt Maylander was asked to slow down during one of the SC periods this weekend to allow Alessio Deledda to keep up. How on earth can he be in an F2 car, take a look at his F3/F4 record....

VladD

7,503 posts

231 months

Wednesday 9th June
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It'll be interesting to see if Ticktum gets promoted to Williams, if he has a good season, if Russell gets promoted to Mercedes next year.

TheDeuce

9,586 posts

32 months

Wednesday 9th June
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VladD said:
It'll be interesting to see if Ticktum gets promoted to Williams, if he has a good season, if Russell gets promoted to Mercedes next year.
Technically he's already at Williams.. But yes, I am wondering is he could actually find his way in to F1 on merit if he keeps up his (mostly) very good work this season smile

And in special skills on his CV he can now put "at least I'm not Mazepin", which does put him in a better light wink

HustleRussell

19,426 posts

126 months

Friday 11th June
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Ticktum’s parents or backers must have deep pockets to persevere with his F1 ambitions. He cannot handle his own emotions.

HustleRussell

19,426 posts

126 months

Friday 11th June
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F20CN16 said:
Lawson’s penalty also a joke. Is the pit exit off the circuit now!? Penalty is for forcing a driver off the circuit. These guys see Max Vestappen get away with that sort of thing all the time.
I thought that Piastri did have part of his car alongside and my view was that Lawson was far too aggressive. ‘The Mazepin Chop’ needs stamping out, fast.