Who is going to win WDC / WCC and why?

Who is going to win WDC / WCC and why?

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hot metal

1,577 posts

165 months

Wednesday 24th November
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HustleRussell said:
I don't like Red Bull but I'd quite like them to win the WCC for Honda's sake.
Honda, the ones you can rely on to ps off twice a decade.

Dusty964

6,867 posts

162 months

Thursday 25th November
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Hobo said:
No idea, but managed to secure a package consisting of 5 nights at Atlantis, tickets for practice day, qualifying and race day (Yas Marina) along with grandstand passes, return flights from Heathrow for less than £1,500.00.

Can't wait, will be epic smile Never been to a F1 race before
That will be quite the trip, but I'd forego practise day and go to saffron for brunch in the Atlantis instead.

Smollet

6,991 posts

162 months

Thursday 25th November
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I backed MV for the title at the start of the year @3/1. It was looking good until Brazil. Now I think Lewis will do it.

Flooble

4,334 posts

72 months

Thursday 25th November
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It's still by far Max's to lose. Lewis has to win the last two races. Max can take it easier. That will help with the walls in Jeddah - Max only needs 2nd in the race which means he can qualify almost anywhere he likes; nobody will get in his way as was proved last week, even Alonso didn't put up much of a fight.

Hobo

5,052 posts

218 months

Thursday 25th November
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Dusty964 said:
Hobo said:
No idea, but managed to secure a package consisting of 5 nights at Atlantis, tickets for practice day, qualifying and race day (Yas Marina) along with grandstand passes, return flights from Heathrow for less than £1,500.00.

Can't wait, will be epic smile Never been to a F1 race before
That will be quite the trip, but I'd forego practise day and go to saffron for brunch in the Atlantis instead.
I don't think we will be bothering with practice or qualifying to be honest as intend as you say to go to the brunch one day, and then intend to play at least one round of golf whilst out there.

Nigel_O

2,122 posts

191 months

Thursday 25th November
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I'm a big Lewis fan, but I can see that another WDC and WCC would be very good for the sport and would probably fire Lewis up even more for 2022.

However, if someone other than lewis / Merc is going to win either championship, I don't want it to be Max or Red Bull - I just don't like the way they go about their business. My favourite from the rest of the field would have been Llando.

So for me, it has to be Lewis and Mercedes purely to see the look on Whinger Spice's face

Robberto

80 posts

54 months

Thursday 25th November
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Nigel_O said:
Llando

[Clarkson] “It’s not Lando Norris, it’s his Welsh cousin” [/Clarkson]

vulture1

9,350 posts

151 months

Thursday 25th November
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HustleRussell said:
I don't like Red Bull but I'd quite like them to win the WCC for Honda's sake.
Funny you should say that I want a ho da win as well but not red bull lol

Sandpit Steve

4,741 posts

46 months

Thursday 25th November
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Hobo said:
Dusty964 said:
Hobo said:
No idea, but managed to secure a package consisting of 5 nights at Atlantis, tickets for practice day, qualifying and race day (Yas Marina) along with grandstand passes, return flights from Heathrow for less than £1,500.00.

Can't wait, will be epic smile Never been to a F1 race before
That will be quite the trip, but I'd forego practise day and go to saffron for brunch in the Atlantis instead.
I don't think we will be bothering with practice or qualifying to be honest as intend as you say to go to the brunch one day, and then intend to play at least one round of golf whilst out there.
The Saffron brunch is very good - from what I remember of it, which isn’t much. Four hours of a free bar does that to you. beer

Also be aware that you’re about 75 minutes by taxi from the circuit - but the taxi only costs £45, and the driver will be over the moon with the fare. Don’t use the hotel car or Uber, they’re way more expensive.

shirt

20,456 posts

173 months

Thursday 25th November
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for a normal day maybe, but for race day that's poor advice. i'd also wager Hobo would rather spend an extra £20 for an uber so he doesn't have to sit in a smelly camry [@hobo all dubai ubers are lexus, honda odyssey or similar].

whoever you use to get you to yas, take note of how close you can get to your grandstand entrance and arrange with the driver to meet you there for the return journey, or at the entrance du arena if you are staying for the foos. take his mobile number as traffic for him to return will be murder, better for him to whatsapp you his location and walk there rather than you trying to work out where he is. chances of hailing any form of ride home are similar to bottas' chances of taking the win.


shirt

20,456 posts

173 months

Thursday 25th November
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as for the OP, ham for my money. its the raciest he's looked all season. bit between the teeth, recent run of car form and a new track in the mix. he's also far less bothered by the hubris around rb/merc whereas vers has never been at the pointy end of a championship race before.

Sandpit Steve

4,741 posts

46 months

Thursday 25th November
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Okay, I started a thread for those attending the Abu Dhabi GP, who want to discuss grandstands and logistics, and keep this thread on topic.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

AJB88

8,531 posts

143 months

Thursday 25th November
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Who do I want to win? Max and RBR, not because I'm a fan, I'm actually Ferrari through and through but just because good to see somebody else win.

But I think Hamilton and Mercedes will get it. Again.. Be good to see somebody (Ferrari or Mclaren) come forward next season and take a lead.

kambites

62,887 posts

193 months

Thursday 25th November
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vulture1 said:
Funny you should say that I want a Honda win as well but not red bull lol
Ditto. I'd love to see Honda get a constructors title before they bow out, but nothing can make me want Redbull to win anything the way they've been behaving.

As for who I think will win, I'm leaning towards Max/Redbull taking both - the WCC because Perez is out-performing Bottas now, and the WDC because I think Verstappen and Hamilton will come together causing a DNF for both of them in at least one of the remaining two races. Either championship could go either way on a single stroke of luck, though.

Edited by kambites on Thursday 25th November 16:08

swisstoni

11,867 posts

251 months

Thursday 25th November
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I want Lewis to win WDC because he deserves to eclipse Schumacher as the ‘winningest’ of all time imho.

But if Verstappen makes it, I’ll not shed a tear. His consistency and speed has been amazing all year.
RB are not my favourite team (especially because of their horrible principals), but the RB soldiers, and of course Honda in their final year, have been top notch.

vdn

8,265 posts

175 months

Thursday 25th November
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WDC = Max
WCC = Red Bull

Max is ahead and has a cushion by which he can afford a couple of small trip-ups. Lewis has to be nigh on perfect every step to the end. The odds are that that won't happen.

I would have said Mercedes for the WCC but seeing Bottas recently, I think Perez will do his job and bring home a few more points... so, Red Bull.