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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paulguitar

15,543 posts

90 months

Tuesday 10th May
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HustleRussell said:
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 police escort to the podium, it could've been anywhere.
The originally planned circuit would have been more to your liking, I think. As cruise ship employees, it is pretty much the route we all take from the ship to lunch and back on our Miami homeport days. The cars would have passed along an area called 'Bayside' which would have been more scenic than the stadium monstrosity we just had.



HustleRussell

21,469 posts

137 months

Tuesday 10th May
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paulguitar said:
HustleRussell said:
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 police escort to the podium, it could've been anywhere.
The originally planned circuit would have been more to your liking, I think. As cruise ship employees, it is pretty much the route we all take from the ship to lunch and back on our Miami homeport days. The cars would have passed along an area called 'Bayside' which would have been more scenic than the stadium monstrosity we just had.
I remember the original scheme across the bridge. Would've made for dramatic heli shots. However with the difficulty they had with local residents just to get the race into its current location, I have to wonder whether the Miami race will be forever confined to the Miami Gardens hard rock stadium car park. Like I say, it's not exactly the worst circuit, but I hope they don't get too comfortable there.

TheDeuce

13,917 posts

43 months

Tuesday 10th May
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HustleRussell said:
paulguitar said:
HustleRussell said:
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 police escort to the podium, it could've been anywhere.
The originally planned circuit would have been more to your liking, I think. As cruise ship employees, it is pretty much the route we all take from the ship to lunch and back on our Miami homeport days. The cars would have passed along an area called 'Bayside' which would have been more scenic than the stadium monstrosity we just had.
I remember the original scheme across the bridge. Would've made for dramatic heli shots. However with the difficulty they had with local residents just to get the race into its current location, I have to wonder whether the Miami race will be forever confined to the Miami Gardens hard rock stadium car park. Like I say, it's not exactly the worst circuit, but I hope they don't get too comfortable there.
I think you were right about the endless battles to get any circuit signed off, so it probably will stay there. No one's going to rush to open that can of worms and try and start fresh with a new proposal now.

The race was 'Ok' in my opinion and to be fair I can see how a couple of earlier incidents could easily have occurred that would have shaken up the strategy and put cars out of position early on, leading to a far more eventful race. I think we were just a bit unlucky that everything went far smoother than was expected here. In future years, it may well play out entirely differently - in fact I expect most outings here it will.


matrignano

3,516 posts

187 months

Tuesday 10th May
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TheDeuce said:
I think you were right about the endless battles to get any circuit signed off, so it probably will stay there. No one's going to rush to open that can of worms and try and start fresh with a new proposal now.

The race was 'Ok' in my opinion and to be fair I can see how a couple of earlier incidents could easily have occurred that would have shaken up the strategy and put cars out of position early on, leading to a far more eventful race. I think we were just a bit unlucky that everything went far smoother than was expected here. In future years, it may well play out entirely differently - in fact I expect most outings here it will.
Blame it on Latifi !

jm doc

1,990 posts

209 months

Tuesday 10th 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 drivingMasi skills.
Fixed that for you

paulguitar

15,543 posts

90 months

Tuesday 10th May
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jm doc said:
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 drivingMasi skills.
Fixed that for you
laugh

CornishSquire

52 posts

13 months

Tuesday 10th May
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police escorts and football helmets and poor brundle trying to find a driver,silly
F1 in murica is nuts, i can only imagine what vegas is going to be like




PhilAsia

976 posts

52 months

Tuesday 10th May
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And....


jsf

25,883 posts

213 months

Tuesday 10th May
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I wonder which team will get the girls girls girls and girls direct to you mobile billboard jobs? laugh

Gad-Westy

12,378 posts

190 months

Tuesday 10th May
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CornishSquire said:
police escorts
I can't be the only one that thought that looked like a presidential funeral?

NRS

19,706 posts

178 months

Wednesday 11th May
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ddom said:
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?
You’ve missed the stuff over the years about it just being the car and so on? I thought you’d been posting a bit longer, but must have got mixed up.

How long until the same posters complain about Max being in the dominant car, saying he wouldn’t win in the Williams and so on? That’s only about the driver, not the personality.

ddom

6,387 posts

25 months

Wednesday 11th May
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NRS said:
You’ve missed the stuff over the years about it just being the car and so on? I thought you’d been posting a bit longer, but must have got mixed up.

How long until the same posters complain about Max being in the dominant car, saying he wouldn’t win in the Williams and so on? That’s only about the driver, not the personality.
That’s not the question I asked.

MarkwG

3,919 posts

166 months

Wednesday 11th May
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ddom said:
NRS said:
ddom said:
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?
You’ve missed the stuff over the years about it just being the car and so on? I thought you’d been posting a bit longer, but must have got mixed up.

How long until the same posters complain about Max being in the dominant car, saying he wouldn’t win in the Williams and so on? That’s only about the driver, not the personality.
That's not the question I asked
There are plenty of quotes attacking both Hamilton & Verstappen at a personal level, no-one's got the time to go through the threads to get the quotes just for you. The only one's you won't find are the ones so extreme the mods removed them.

Byker28i

41,861 posts

194 months

Wednesday 11th 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.
LOL - pot kettle
jimPH said:
Mercedes F1 shirt = council
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=210&t=1914490&i=999999

MustangGT

9,379 posts

257 months

Wednesday 11th May
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ddom said:
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?
There are a lot of people on here who are very negative about LH's talent, try reading some more threads. Some of us, me included, do not like MV's approach to racing and are negative about that, however, most of us also acknowledge that Max has a rare turn of speed and see him as one of the fastest drivers. Mostly we criticise his lack of race-craft, and, in 2021, the fact that he got away with bending/breaking the rules more than anybody else ever has.

jimPH

3,777 posts

57 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Byker28i 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.
LOL - pot kettle
jimPH said:
Mercedes F1 shirt = council
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=210&t=1914490&i=999999
Crikey, I'm sure people can read that thread if they want to. I thought it was a fairly benign, fun thread.

My wife has a mercedes shirt, I bought it for her! hehe

My daughters have Ferrari, RB and Haas, mostly due to available sizing more than anything.


majordad

3,502 posts

174 months

Wednesday 11th May
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That post is no good without a photo

jimPH

3,777 posts

57 months

Wednesday 11th May
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majordad said:
That post is no good without a photo


I wont bother getting one for our youngest, just a new one for the oldest and move them down! hehe

cgt2

2,923 posts

165 months

Thursday 12th May
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Fun Leclerc story from Miami

https://youtu.be/GGMTwjHLBrY


Sandpit Steve

5,849 posts

51 months

Thursday 12th May
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cgt2 said:
Fun Leclerc story from Miami

https://youtu.be/GGMTwjHLBrY
Awesome video, and a great example of how the whole car community in Miami embraced the event.

“Reluctantly, I had to tell my wife I was going back to the circuit on Saturday to drive the SP1 around a parade lap”. biggrin