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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Discussion

CoolHands

15,046 posts

172 months

Monday 9th May
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I presume everyone noticed how LH left loads of space for georgie porgy and made it easy for him coming out that turn? The one where I’m sure George felt like a real hero. I haven’t read all the post-race comments.

ddom

6,387 posts

25 months

Monday 9th May
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jimPH said:
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.
Yep. Biased fanboy.

jules_s

3,350 posts

210 months

Monday 9th May
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ddom said:
jimPH said:
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.
Yep. Biased fanboy.
Like you chumps aren't laugh

Have another laugh

paulguitar

15,547 posts

90 months

Monday 9th May
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jules_s said:
ddom said:
jimPH said:
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.
Yep. Biased fanboy.
Like you chumps aren't laugh

Have another laugh
hehe
Yeah, their lack of self-awareness is surreal.

Cold

12,803 posts

67 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Meanwhile, in a kitchen far far away, a pot and a kettle simultaneously explode.

NRS

19,706 posts

178 months

Tuesday 10th May
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paulguitar said:
jules_s said:
ddom said:
jimPH said:
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.
Yep. Biased fanboy.
Like you chumps aren't laugh

Have another laugh
hehe
Yeah, their lack of self-awareness is surreal.
I’m not sure some of the people complaining about your posts even got to the level of posting something positive about Hamilton like you do with Verstappen, so you’re clearly less of a fanboy than some.

paulguitar

15,547 posts

90 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Cold said:
Meanwhile, in a kitchen far far away, a pot and a kettle simultaneously explode.
I've given a lot of credit to Max, in direct contrast to posters such as you who appear to simply have an unbalanced dislike of one particular driver and see everything through that blinkered view.

paulguitar

15,547 posts

90 months

Tuesday 10th May
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NRS said:
I’m not sure some of the people complaining about your posts even got to the level of posting something positive about Hamilton like you do with Verstappen, so you’re clearly less of a fanboy than some.
Thanks. If feels weird to be labeled a 'fanboy', it's a term primarily used by children and teens, I suspect.

I suppose if I'd been born 50 years earlier I'd have been a Fangio 'fanboy'. smile

Adrian W

12,616 posts

205 months

Tuesday 10th May
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CoolHands said:
I presume everyone noticed how LH left loads of space for georgie porgy and made it easy for him coming out that turn? The one where I’m sure George felt like a real hero. I haven’t read all the post-race comments.
He was going past whatever, he was on new mediums and Hamilton was on worn hard's, what was your point?

ddom

6,387 posts

25 months

Tuesday 10th May
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NRS said:
I’m not sure some of the people complaining about your posts even got to the level of posting something positive about Hamilton like you do with Verstappen, so you’re clearly less of a fanboy than some.
I don’t think many say anything negative about LH’s talent? Fairly obvious he’s one of the greats, where has anyone said different? It’s apparently ok to not favour MV on a personal level, but not LH…why is that?

Hungrymc

5,852 posts

114 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Adrian W said:
CoolHands said:
I presume everyone noticed how LH left loads of space for georgie porgy and made it easy for him coming out that turn? The one where I’m sure George felt like a real hero. I haven’t read all the post-race comments.
He was going past whatever, he was on new mediums and Hamilton was on worn hard's, what was your point?
There was a very convenient wall where George went off track, Lewis adjusted his line to allow plenty of room to re-join safely and effectively yield the position despite the pass being set up off track..... It would have been poor from Lewis to squeeze a team mate towards that wall.... But the way some people are talking, you'd have thought that's what Lewis did.

Eric Mc

117,440 posts

242 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Finally got to watch it on C4 this morning. It was an interesting race and I liked the circuit too.

Red9zero

3,762 posts

34 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Eric Mc said:
Finally got to watch it on C4 this morning. It was an interesting race and I liked the circuit too.
You saw the edited highlights if it was interesting laugh

paulguitar

15,547 posts

90 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Red9zero said:
Eric Mc said:
Finally got to watch it on C4 this morning. It was an interesting race and I liked the circuit too.
You saw the edited highlights if it was interesting laugh
Heavily edited.

jimPH

3,777 posts

57 months

Tuesday 10th May
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paulguitar said:
Red9zero said:
Eric Mc said:
Finally got to watch it on C4 this morning. It was an interesting race and I liked the circuit too.
You saw the edited highlights if it was interesting laugh
Heavily edited.
Don't agree with Paul about much, but miami was right up there with Paul Ricard for dull circuits. Should call it Paul Miami for the F1 trilogy.

HustleRussell

21,471 posts

137 months

Tuesday 10th May
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I really didn’t think it was that bad. It had a classic V10 era vibe somehow.

Eric Mc

117,440 posts

242 months

Tuesday 10th May
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I liked the closeness of the crowd - indeed, the fact that there was a crowd there at all and that they could be seen. I also liked the fact that the track was sinuous in places and that it had some elevation change.

All in all, not too bad at all.

PhilAsia

977 posts

52 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Hungrymc said:
Adrian W said:
CoolHands said:
I presume everyone noticed how LH left loads of space for georgie porgy and made it easy for him coming out that turn? The one where I’m sure George felt like a real hero. I haven’t read all the post-race comments.
He was going past whatever, he was on new mediums and Hamilton was on worn hard's, what was your point?
There was a very convenient wall where George went off track, Lewis adjusted his line to allow plenty of room to re-join safely and effectively yield the position despite the pass being set up off track..... It would have been poor from Lewis to squeeze a team mate towards that wall.... But the way some people are talking, you'd have thought that's what Lewis did.
...and the adjustment Lewis made, so that Russell could avoid the wall, allowed Russell the shorter line through the corner to enable the pass

entropy

4,604 posts

180 months

Tuesday 10th May
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HustleRussell said:
I really didn’t think it was that bad. It had a classic V10 era vibe somehow.
Agreed. I enjoyed this race much more than Imola. I can't see how you can complain if there's a legitimate overtake for the lead in the race, same as in Paul Ricard last year, yet many will complain.

There was some good battles in the midfield helped by DRS not being all to powerful.

The circuit has grown on me. It flows really well and offers challenges in the right places. The Mickey Mouse section I like and isn't as bad it is made out to be by some, but then I'm not the one doing the driving.


HustleRussell

21,471 posts

137 months

Tuesday 10th May
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There was one thing which did disappoint me about the venue after all the hype... I had visions of F1 cars flashing along neon soaked palm-lined boulevards but the place looked completely generic. Until I was confronted by the challenging spectacle and obnoxious noise of the police escort to the podium, it could've been anywhere.

However the circuit included more than one 'error generator' corner which created some jeopardy, and the climactic conditions looked very challenging for the drivers and probably itself contributed to errors. Better than I thought it was going to be as a race circuit.

Edited by HustleRussell on Tuesday 10th May 15:21