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

BrettMRC

2,490 posts

137 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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For some reason I'm predicting a Redbull coming together and a spectacular public slanging match.

Pflanzgarten

232 posts

2 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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BrettMRC said:
For some reason I'm predicting a Redbull coming together and a spectacular public slanging match.
No chance, Perez is on about as tight a leash as possible and the Verstappen side of the garage want to keep it that way. In fact if anything expect more matey behaviour from the pair of them as both camps want him in the seat next year instead of Gasly.

thegreenhell

10,701 posts

196 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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Sandpit Steve said:
DanielSan said:
At least Vegas prides itself on that rather than this Wish.com level attempt...

https://twitter.com/wtf1official/status/1520499372...
Wow, that’s embarrassing.

I was thinking they’d built a little pond and added the boats with a crane - but it’s actually a totally fake structure made of scaffolding and wood, with a ‘water’ carpet on top. No actual water at all.
Lol, are they trying to fool people into thinking they're actually at the downtown arena by the Bayside marina where they originally wanted the race, and not racing around a carpark in the middle of the suburbs miles from the sea?

Why don't they just erect a big green screen around the track, then they can change the background to appear wherever they want?

suffolk009

4,503 posts

142 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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Is there anything new on the Mercedes this weekend?

TheDeuce

13,917 posts

43 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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thegreenhell said:
Sandpit Steve said:
DanielSan said:
At least Vegas prides itself on that rather than this Wish.com level attempt...

https://twitter.com/wtf1official/status/1520499372...
Wow, that’s embarrassing.

I was thinking they’d built a little pond and added the boats with a crane - but it’s actually a totally fake structure made of scaffolding and wood, with a ‘water’ carpet on top. No actual water at all.
Lol, are they trying to fool people into thinking they're actually at the downtown arena by the Bayside marina where they originally wanted the race, and not racing around a carpark in the middle of the suburbs miles from the sea?

Why don't they just erect a big green screen around the track, then they can change the background to appear wherever they want?
Even the concept doesn't work - viewed from above it's going to be obvious its a tiny puddle of 'water' and that all the boats are basically trapped in there forever.



Looks like the real life build might be simplified and smaller still


All a bit weird!

TheDeuce

13,917 posts

43 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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suffolk009 said:
Is there anything new on the Mercedes this weekend?
Yes but they haven't confirmed exactly what so far.

PhilAsia

975 posts

52 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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suffolk009 said:
Is there anything new on the Mercedes this weekend?
They are bringing back the gullwing and working forward from there...

MrBig

1,757 posts

106 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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TheDeuce said:
Even the concept doesn't work - viewed from above it's going to be obvious its a tiny puddle of 'water' and that all the boats are basically trapped in there forever.



Looks like the real life build might be simplified and smaller still


All a bit weird!
I don't get all the fuss about this. Isn't this just an exhibition stand for Azimut (or similar, can't remember now) to sell some boats over the weekend? No different to VW, for example, putting a bit of fake tarmac down at Geneva to sell a few Golf R's? I imagine piping several hundred gallons of water in for the weekend would draw serious criticism for 'green' reasons.

garyhun

32,627 posts

205 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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TheDeuce said:
suffolk009 said:
Is there anything new on the Mercedes this weekend?
Yes but they haven't confirmed exactly what so far.
They have said they’re the parts that will tell them IF they’re moving in the right direction.

Not an overly optimistic statement biggrin

Frimley111R

12,791 posts

211 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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MrBig said:
I don't get all the fuss about this. Isn't this just an exhibition stand for Azimut (or similar, can't remember now) to sell some boats over the weekend? No different to VW, for example, putting a bit of fake tarmac down at Geneva to sell a few Golf R's? I imagine piping several hundred gallons of water in for the weekend would draw serious criticism for 'green' reasons.
I agree. Seems like a lot of drama over an exhibition stand?

Sandpit Steve

5,849 posts

51 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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MrBig said:
I don't get all the fuss about this. Isn't this just an exhibition stand for Azimut (or similar, can't remember now) to sell some boats over the weekend? No different to VW, for example, putting a bit of fake tarmac down at Geneva to sell a few Golf R's? I imagine piping several hundred gallons of water in for the weekend would draw serious criticism for 'green' reasons.
They’re not selling the boats, they’re renting them out for the weekend - for several thousand dollars per person!

TheDeuce

13,917 posts

43 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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garyhun said:
TheDeuce said:
suffolk009 said:
Is there anything new on the Mercedes this weekend?
Yes but they haven't confirmed exactly what so far.
They have said they’re the parts that will tell them IF they’re moving in the right direction.

Not an overly optimistic statement biggrin
Sounds like a development year to me!

Although they're never to be underestimated and they'd definitely play it down even if they had made a breakthrough.

I'm just not very optimistic this year.

TheDeuce

13,917 posts

43 months

Tuesday 3rd May
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MrBig said:
TheDeuce said:
Even the concept doesn't work - viewed from above it's going to be obvious its a tiny puddle of 'water' and that all the boats are basically trapped in there forever.



Looks like the real life build might be simplified and smaller still


All a bit weird!
I don't get all the fuss about this. Isn't this just an exhibition stand for Azimut (or similar, can't remember now) to sell some boats over the weekend? No different to VW, for example, putting a bit of fake tarmac down at Geneva to sell a few Golf R's? I imagine piping several hundred gallons of water in for the weekend would draw serious criticism for 'green' reasons.
Probably 200 thousand gallons.

Nothing we haven't done before at global events and film sets around the world. Never had any green criticism so far..

Real water would definitely look better on camera than that vinyl they've put down! Although I am biased of course biggrin

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,197 posts

162 months

Wednesday 4th May
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Good USA GP history lesson from F1: https://youtu.be/tnM0pcwHQ9U




HustleRussell

21,469 posts

137 months

Wednesday 4th May
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It should be a Red Bull circuit, although I believe Ferrari are going to unleash more performance?

The 'best of the rest' battle could be spectacular- Mclarens, Alpines, Mercedes, Bottas?

Mark-C

3,672 posts

182 months

Wednesday 4th May
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HustleRussell said:
It should be a Red Bull circuit, although I believe Ferrari are going to unleash more performance?

The 'best of the rest' battle could be spectacular- Mclarens, Alpines, Mercedes, Bottas?
I've chucked a vote in for Perez on the basis this is a Red Bull circuit and I'd like to see a different name on the top step to mix it up a little bit ... no science involved in that decision making!

Would like to see what the Alpines can do if they don't go bang but that seems unlikely

ARFBY

308 posts

110 months

Wednesday 4th May
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There's a rumour going around that, in honour of the inaugural Grand Prix;

The local football team are changing their name to The Miami Porpoises.


Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,197 posts

162 months

Wednesday 4th May
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Mark-C said:
HustleRussell said:
It should be a Red Bull circuit, although I believe Ferrari are going to unleash more performance?

The 'best of the rest' battle could be spectacular- Mclarens, Alpines, Mercedes, Bottas?
I've chucked a vote in for Perez on the basis this is a Red Bull circuit and I'd like to see a different name on the top step to mix it up a little bit ... no science involved in that decision making!

Would like to see what the Alpines can do if they don't go bang but that seems unlikely
Last time I tipped Perez it was a disaster! (As this forum often reminds me)

I think though it's not a bad shout, this generation of car is much more to his liking.


paulguitar

15,543 posts

90 months

Wednesday 4th May
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Piginapoke said:
Last time I tipped Perez it was a disaster! (As this forum often reminds me)
hehe

Deesee

5,722 posts

60 months

Wednesday 4th May
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TheDeuce said:
suffolk009 said:
Is there anything new on the Mercedes this weekend?
Yes but they haven't confirmed exactly what so far.
FP1 you may see two very different Merc cars.