Official 2022 Spanish Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2022 Spanish Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

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

Total Members Polled: 190

Hamilton: 7%
Russell: 7%
Verstappen: 41%
Perez: 3%
Leclerc: 26%
Sainz: 9%
Norris: 4%
Ricciardo: 0%
Vettel: 2%
Alonso: 2%
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heebeegeetee

27,752 posts

227 months

Tuesday 17th May
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IIRC he used to do some videos around Monaco in his little old Fiat 500, this seems to be the only one I can find at the mo
https://youtu.be/DzljJYxpOD0

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,403 posts

164 months

Tuesday 17th May
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What do we think Mercedes will do this weekend? Some speculation that it will back-to-back the original and zero side pods in practice, that would be quite a thing.

Also, Twitter says that the updated Aston Martin will go to Stroll not Vettel in Spain- that cannot be true!

ade73

357 posts

88 months

Tuesday 17th May
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Piginapoke said:
What do we think Mercedes will do this weekend? Some speculation that it will back-to-back the original and zero side pods in practice, that would be quite a thing.

Also, Twitter says that the updated Aston Martin will go to Stroll not Vettel in Spain- that cannot be true!
Cry and stamp their feet because Masi might be coming back and petulent child will wear 5 watches and complain about his tyres.

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McAndy

9,772 posts

156 months

Tuesday 17th May
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ade73 said:
Cry and stamp their feet because Masi might be coming back and petulent child will wear 5 watches and complain about his tyres.

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Aaaaand so the value-adding begins...rolleyes

(Unless your post was an ironic attempt to head off the genuine comments along these lines, in which case I'll sit corrected thumbup)

PhilAsia

1,159 posts

54 months

Tuesday 17th May
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ade73 said:
Piginapoke said:
What do we think Mercedes will do this weekend? Some speculation that it will back-to-back the original and zero side pods in practice, that would be quite a thing.

Also, Twitter says that the updated Aston Martin will go to Stroll not Vettel in Spain- that cannot be true!
Cry and stamp their feet because Masi might be coming back and petulent child will wear 5 watches and complain about his tyres.

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I don't think Max needs Masi for a leg-up this year does he? Fastest car, and not getting flustered as LH and MB are well off the pace... (although that could be down to the weight of the jewelry)

cgt2

3,260 posts

167 months

Tuesday 17th May
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In terms of car Monaco should suit Ferrari far more than RB. I desperately hope it's a Ferrari win!

TheDeuce

14,583 posts

45 months

Tuesday 17th May
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All the Monaco chatter on this thread. Anyone interested in the Spanish GP?

(A lot to ask I know..)


Bonefish Blues

20,673 posts

202 months

Tuesday 17th May
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suffolk009 said:
TheDeuce said:
Leclerc having a crash on his weekend off: https://youtu.be/MN-3hXcWg1E

At home too!
How tiny is that car?
Mario Kart made real.

ColdSyphon

130 posts

136 months

Wednesday 18th May
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TheDeuce said:
All the Monaco chatter on this thread. Anyone interested in the Spanish GP?

(A lot to ask I know..)
I'm intrigued about the various updates the teams are bringing and whether this shakes up the order, but I don't think the race itself would be much to write home about.

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,403 posts

164 months

Wednesday 18th May
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Interesting RB/Merc comparison

Really shows the funky RB front suspension and how much floor the Mercedes has (flapping about)


paulguitar

16,163 posts

92 months

Wednesday 18th May
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ColdSyphon said:
I'm intrigued about the various updates the teams are bringing and whether this shakes up the order, but I don't think the race itself would be much to write home about.
Agreed, the Catalunya circuit is dire and almost always results in a snore-fest. Also, anyone tempted to go, don't. The facilities are crap and it's in the middle of nowhere.

Tyre Smoke

21,869 posts

240 months

Wednesday 18th May
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It's going to be a toss up between Miami and Catalunya for the most boring race.

paulguitar

16,163 posts

92 months

Wednesday 18th May
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Tyre Smoke said:
It's going to be a toss up between Miami and Catalunya for the most boring race.
Monaco will beat that one by miles.

Edited by paulguitar on Wednesday 18th May 09:52

HustleRussell

21,800 posts

139 months

Wednesday 18th May
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Miami featured the second-highest number of overtakes of the season so far. The TV directors, in their clamour to show us how shiny and important all the hangers-on were, missed more than one decent battle on track.

HustleRussell

21,800 posts

139 months

Wednesday 18th May
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Remember that we are visiting the newly modified Circuit de Catalunya for only the second time. Maybe it won't be as bad as we all remember.

TheDeuce

14,583 posts

45 months

Wednesday 18th May
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HustleRussell said:
Remember that we are visiting the newly modified Circuit de Catalunya for only the second time. Maybe it won't be as bad as we all remember.
And with now with new cars too. There is no reason we couldn't see a noticeable change in character as a result.


rampageturke

1,854 posts

141 months

Wednesday 18th May
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HustleRussell said:
Remember that we are visiting the newly modified Circuit de Catalunya for only the second time. Maybe it won't be as bad as we all remember.
There has been talk from the circuit owners that the last chicane may also disappear next year. Thank god.

Jasandjules

67,618 posts

208 months

Wednesday 18th May
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TheDeuce said:

And with now with new cars too. There is no reason we couldn't see a noticeable change in character as a result.

I am hoping they will be able to follow very closely out of the chicane and so onto the main straight, which should give us some overtakes....

paulguitar

16,163 posts

92 months

Wednesday 18th May
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HustleRussell said:
Remember that we are visiting the newly modified Circuit de Catalunya for only the second time. Maybe it won't be as bad as we all remember.
It looks like all they have done is to extend the run-off at turn 10.




Mark-C

3,693 posts

184 months

Wednesday 18th May
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Piginapoke said:
Interesting RB/Merc comparison

Really shows the funky RB front suspension and how much floor the Mercedes has (flapping about)

Reminds me of the BAR 01 with it's original dual livery!