Official 2022 Miami Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2022 Miami Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Poll: Official 2022 Miami Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Total Members Polled: 223

Hamilton: 5%
Russell: 8%
Verstappen: 38%
Perez: 5%
Leclerc: 28%
Sainz: 4%
Norris: 8%
Ricciardo: 1%
Vettel: 1%
Alonso: 1%
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Electronicpants

2,357 posts

167 months

Monday 9th May
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Gad-Westy said:
jimPH said:
I wonder how many more poll guesses we'll get now the race has finished...

Max creeping up nicely.
I'm going to confess here that I was one of them, I did it last time also. biggrin It appeals to my warped sense of humour, the fact there's an open poll as to who's going to win something 24-48 hours after the result makes me smile, in fact doing it for a second time I found funnier than the first, like a running joke, but I'm always in a weird mood on a Monday.

Carry on.



Gad-Westy

12,492 posts

192 months

Monday 9th May
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jimPH said:
Gad-Westy said:
jimPH said:
I wonder how many more poll guesses we'll get now the race has finished...

Max creeping up nicely.
2 more voted, I wonder if they got it right?

Might be Hamilton fans hoping to change the result.
You have issues! smile

poo at Paul's

12,379 posts

154 months

Monday 9th May
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Willie T Ribbs is a "close talker". laugh

Blib

39,458 posts

176 months

Monday 9th May
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jimPH said:
2 more voted, I wonder if they got it right?

Might be Hamilton fans hoping to change the result.
Remarkably, the only thing that turns me off of Max's fine performances over the last couple of years are your posts. hehe

jimPH

3,981 posts

59 months

Monday 9th May
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Blib said:
jimPH said:
2 more voted, I wonder if they got it right?

Might be Hamilton fans hoping to change the result.
Remarkably, the only thing that turns me off of Max's fine performances over the last couple of years are your posts. hehe
beer

Thanks man, I don't get much encouragement round here, but its nice to be appreciated.

jimPH

3,981 posts

59 months

Monday 9th May
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Electronicpants said:
Gad-Westy said:
jimPH said:
I wonder how many more poll guesses we'll get now the race has finished...

Max creeping up nicely.
I'm going to confess here that I was one of them, I did it last time also. biggrin It appeals to my warped sense of humour, the fact there's an open poll as to who's going to win something 24-48 hours after the result makes me smile, in fact doing it for a second time I found funnier than the first, like a running joke, but I'm always in a weird mood on a Monday.

Carry on.
Troll the poll!

hehehehehehe

Jasandjules

67,609 posts

208 months

Monday 9th May
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Well Max dominated that one. Charles had no chance with that straight line speed deficit. Red Bull now have the engine power and the handling, what a car they have made.

The Mercs had pace, not enough, but at least some. Be interesting to see if they can improve on it going forward.

A pity about the venue really, not a great track it seemed to me, although that one chicane looked like a real car breaker, I am amazed that the Ferrari survived the way Charles was jumping that kerb too....

Poor day for Mick having done so well.. I hope he and Vettel can see the funny side..

And poor Lando, WTF was Gasly doing? Bit of a brain fart moment there it seemed, but I wonder if in part that is not knowing the track as well as others so he drifted a bit as a result..

I will also take back what I said, Latifi did not hit the wall. Then again, his placing compared to his team mate was, well........

Not a wonderful race and it really, really peeves me to see these "celebs" getting better access than those of us who have followed F1 for 30 plus years........... It is like rubbing the true fans' noses in it to me !!



FourWheelDrift

84,681 posts

263 months

Monday 9th May
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Ferrari asking the budget cap question regarding the Red Bull and upgrades, how much more are they able to spend upgrading if Ferrari haven't spent as much so far.

https://twitter.com/FanaticsFerrari/status/1523613...

Binotto "They will soon have to stop developing, otherwise I will not understand how they are doing it with the budget cap."

Evolved

3,141 posts

166 months

Monday 9th May
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FourWheelDrift said:
Ferrari asking the budget cap question regarding the Red Bull and upgrades, how much more are they able to spend upgrading if Ferrari haven't spent as much so far.

https://twitter.com/FanaticsFerrari/status/1523613...

Binotto "They will soon have to stop developing, otherwise I will not understand how they are doing it with the budget cap."
Just how do the FIA keep a tab on the spend from the different teams?

HustleRussell

21,777 posts

139 months

Monday 9th May
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Jasandjules said:
Well Max dominated that one.
With the way the word ‘dominate’ is used in the F1 forum, you’d think it was synonymous with ‘won’.

pablo

16,529 posts

252 months

Monday 9th May
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Evolved said:
FourWheelDrift said:
Ferrari asking the budget cap question regarding the Red Bull and upgrades, how much more are they able to spend upgrading if Ferrari haven't spent as much so far.

https://twitter.com/FanaticsFerrari/status/1523613...

Binotto "They will soon have to stop developing, otherwise I will not understand how they are doing it with the budget cap."
Just how do the FIA keep a tab on the spend from the different teams?
Ferrari saying that publicly is purely for the FIAs benefit but the FIA won’t give two sts, look at the spectacle…. the budget cap isn’t being monitored and Red Bull, as I am sure will many others, will have some very creative ways of circumnavigating it.

To their credit, Red Bull have 90% of the car sorted out of the box, if they have little left for upgrades, it may not be an issue

cgt2

3,219 posts

167 months

Monday 9th May
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Ikemi said:
He normally wears a rose gold Daytona 116515, which he inherited from his father. I didn’t notice his watch yesterday! hehe
He was wearing that on Saturday

Sandpit Steve

6,253 posts

53 months

Monday 9th May
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Evolved said:
Just how do the FIA keep a tab on the spend from the different teams?
FIA are said to have forensic accountants if not exactly embedded within the teams, then all over them. The penalties for a breach of the finance rules are so severe, and the number of senior staff moving between teams so high, that no-one will try it on. In theory.

ddom

6,619 posts

27 months

Monday 9th May
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paulguitar said:
I find it rather hard to warm to Verstappen as a person, but as a driver, I have been repeatedly fulsome in my praise of him this season. It's clear that there are people posting here and elsewhere who are so fundamentally distracted by viewing the world through an anti-Lewis Hamilton prism that they are unable to remain logical and reasonable. I don't respect that and I don't take their comments seriously.
It’s ok. They don’t take you seriously either wink

kambites

64,499 posts

200 months

Monday 9th May
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With a very few notable exceptions, you don't get to the top of a sport like F1 by being a nice person. Verstappen is a blisteringly fast driver although I'm still not entirely convinced he's learned to temper his speed with caution when it comes to playing the percentage games.

As long as Redbull have got on top of their reliability woes, I don't think anyone will be able to touch him this season. There is every sign that Redbull are winning the performance development race and Redbull are generally procedurally better than Ferrari, plus I suspect Redbull will be more willing to use team orders quickly and concisely to maximise Verstappens points than Ferrari will for Leclerc.

I hope I'm wrong, but my guess is that Verstappen will end up tying up this year's WDC with at least three races to spare.

PhilAsia

1,149 posts

54 months

Monday 9th May
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ddom said:
paulguitar said:
I find it rather hard to warm to Verstappen as a person, but as a driver, I have been repeatedly fulsome in my praise of him this season. It's clear that there are people posting here and elsewhere who are so fundamentally distracted by viewing the world through an anti-Lewis Hamilton prism that they are unable to remain logical and reasonable. I don't respect that and I don't take their comments seriously.
It’s ok. They don’t take you seriously either wink

ddom

6,619 posts

27 months

Monday 9th May
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PhilAsia said:
The 90's called about your meme.......always a pleasure biggrin

jimPH

3,981 posts

59 months

Monday 9th May
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ddom said:
paulguitar said:
I find it rather hard to warm to Verstappen as a person, but as a driver, I have been repeatedly fulsome in my praise of him this season. It's clear that there are people posting here and elsewhere who are so fundamentally distracted by viewing the world through an anti-Lewis Hamilton prism that they are unable to remain logical and reasonable. I don't respect that and I don't take their comments seriously.
It’s ok. They don’t take you seriously either wink
Paul usually follows up praise with a swift stab in the back of either Horner, RB, Marko or Max with the odd sprinkling of Jos. Rarely a paragraph passes without some character assassination or comments on driving skills.

jimPH

3,981 posts

59 months

Monday 9th May
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Gad-Westy said:
jimPH said:
Gad-Westy said:
jimPH said:
I wonder how many more poll guesses we'll get now the race has finished...

Max creeping up nicely.
2 more voted, I wonder if they got it right?

Might be Hamilton fans hoping to change the result.
You have issues! smile
Vettel just went up 1%!

Russel gained 1%.

PH'ers are a strange lot, even when the race is finished, they can still get the result wrong.

Edited by jimPH on Tuesday 10th May 14:04

paulguitar

16,151 posts

92 months

Monday 9th May
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jimPH said:
ddom said:
paulguitar said:
I find it rather hard to warm to Verstappen as a person, but as a driver, I have been repeatedly fulsome in my praise of him this season. It's clear that there are people posting here and elsewhere who are so fundamentally distracted by viewing the world through an anti-Lewis Hamilton prism that they are unable to remain logical and reasonable. I don't respect that and I don't take their comments seriously.
It’s ok. They don’t take you seriously either wink
Paul usually follows up praise with a swift stab in the back of either Horner, RB, Marko or Max with the odd sprinkling of Jos. Rarely a paragraph passes without some character assassination or comments on driving skills.
That's not the case. I was indeed critical of Max last season, and I stand by that now. This season I have been mostly very complimentary. It's not unreasonable to have wondered from time to time whether his current clean driving will last, given what we've seen in the past, is it?

It's been quite some time since I have said anything about RB, Marco, or Jos. I think the last time was when I had been watching the latest season of 'Drive to Survive'. I was very disappointed by Horner's attitude and remain so.